THREE “TRICKS” I WISH I’D KNOWN SOONER
Getting Back to Sleep:
How lovely it used to be, sleeping like a cat--any time, any place . . . and after eight hours waking in full zoom-around mode, ready to write books or plant trees.
How distressing it became when cat-like sleep disappeared and a demon arrived and jarred me into full, middle-of-the-night alerts . . . quickly aware of the bill that wasn’t paid . . . the call I forgot to make . . . the laundry never put in the dryer. Until finally the Sleep Fairy waved good-bye and vanished.
Recently my friend Linda offered a solution. “Try using the alphabet to name fruits and vegetables,” she said. “For instance--A is for Apple, Asparagus, Avocado. B is for Bananas, Broccoli, C is for Carrots, Cherries, Cauliflower. And so on. It focuses my mind and I fall asleep before I’ve finished the alphabet.”
For months, now, I’ve tried it. And miracle of miracles—her trick works! I drift off and am once more dreaming. And oh, the sleep I’ve retrieved . . . and the hours I’ve saved. Linda’s magic has altered my life. If only we’d discussed this years ago.
Warding Off Colds and Who Knows What Else:
For me, Linus Pauling had it right. Large doses of Vitamin “C”, if taken early in the malady, will ward off a cold. But you need very large doses—1000 mg. an hour for three or four hours—and NO SUGAR. Sugar will undo everything. I’ve done this over and over: If I start the “C” and quit the sugar, I don’t catch the cold.
But first I looked up Linus Pauling on the Internet. Two M.D.s claimed he should never have been discredited, that he was right all along. I also asked three doctor friends to check for Vitamin “C” toxicity, and they all reported there was none. If you find this hard to believe, look up Linus Pauling; you’ll be impressed. The truth of his experiments have faded from today’s medicine, yet he deserves to be taken seriously. I’ve proved this for myself—and here I offer it to anyone else who will listen.
Feeling A Whole Lot Younger:
Dr. John West said it first: “Experiments have shown there is one food associated with longevity--and no, it’s not broccoli. It’s nuts.” The research he discovered points out that the more nuts consumed, the longer people live. Further good news—somehow nut-eaters don’t seem to get fat.
Thanks to being the “with” writer on Dr. West’s new breast-care book—PREVENT, SURVIVE, THRIVE--I’ve begun a daily regimen of a handful of nuts. This may be my imagination, but lately I’ve felt stronger and yes . . . younger.
Amazing how three seemingly-insignificant “tricks” can work miracles in your life.
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