Two and A Half Women LLC, Located at 116 N. Poindexter St. Elizabeth City, NC will be hosting an Art Evening the last Thursday of each month featuring a different artist and different medium each month. We just had our Art Evening for August and it was a HUGE success! Space is limited to only 30 individuals per class. So reserve your spot quickly! Our next class is September 25, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will feature artist Jocelyn House. We will be painting wine glasses (you will take home four from the class) The artistry on the wine glasses will be peacock feathers. The class will be held in the Dining Room of Thumpers Downtown and they will have special food and drink specials offered to class participants for purchase. Cost for the class is $30.00 per person. “I suppose our capacity for self-delusion is boundless.” ― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America Anti-oxidants Anti-oxidants are chemicals that block the activity of other chemicals known as free radicals. Free radicals are formed naturally in the body. In addition, environmental toxins may contain high levels of free radicals and exposure can stimulate the body’s cells to produce even more free radicals. Free radicals can damage DNA resulting in cellular mutation, which can result in cancer and other health conditions including, resistance to antibiotics. The body makes some of the antioxidants it needs to neutralize free radicals. However, as environmental toxicity rises, the body’s natural production needs supplementing from external sources. Those sources are identified asfree radical scavengers and include foods rich in : beta-carotene,lycopene, vitamins a, and c. Vitamin e supplements, also has neutralizing properties, but has negative implications regarding prostate cancer. My focus in the prior articles has been to illuminate what we consume. Two of my favorite statements are “you are what you eat”, and” let food be your medicine”. The latter is particularly interesting because it was first coined by Hippocrates, The Father of Western Medicine” whom the Hippocratic Oath is named for. Warren Green is head of a prostate support group and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org As a cancer survivor I thought I’d use some of this space to detail my personal cancer journey. In 2005 while living in the Midwest, I was diagnosed with a very aggressive prostate cancer (9 Gleason score). I elected surgery. After a prostatectomy, my PSA’s remained undetectable until 2008, when the cancer recurred.. Up until 2008 I was rather passive about the disease, leaving most of the details to health professionals. Relocating to Northeast, North Carolina, I had to find new providers. I contacted the American Cancer Society (ACS) for information about resources. They advised me of the disparity in the region and suggested that I assist by forming a support group. I agreed. But to be perfectly candid I had no idea how to facilitate a cancer support group, and I knew less about the disease than members of the group. In my quest for information and a provider, I contacted the John Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer in Baltimore, who’s literature suggested that prostate cancer has a 90% dietary link. As a retired food safety specialist with a degree in nutrition science, that was right up my alley. As I mentioned in my last article, I’m a disciple of “Cause and Effect”. My personal belief is if you don’t know the cause you have to change the status quo. If the cause is something you consumed you have to stop consuming it. That’s why my focus is on essential nutrients. I believe an imbalance or deficiency in essential nutrients is the cause. Finally, I’m a participant in a study administered by the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center seeking to determine the safety and efficacy of muscadine grapes and that’s my only treatment after nine years into the disease. My next article will be about nutritional cancer fighters in our region.
Orthodox Christianity The scriptures rightly understood . As an aside, let me say that the scriptures, for the Orthodox, are not a matter of personal interpretation. We have five thousand years of tradition, all the way back to the Tabernacle in the Desert; and we have the Apostles, and the Fathers—wiser and more sanctified than we—and the Teaching is all understood in the context of this, according to the understanding of the ages. Every Orthodox bishop can trace his lineage to an Apostle, you know. When he’s ordained, the new bishop receives a document that lists all his predecessors, back to an Apostle. And this is how the Faith is transmitted: the bishops are the teachers of the Faith, and it is handed down by them, through them, from one to the next, since the beginning. It’s not like the western churches, that trace their origins back to one man or another who, a hundred or a couple of hundred years ago, had a new idea; a new way to interpret the scriptures; some way, we’re told, that nobody understood from the beginning! But now (we are asked to believe), finally this man has discovered what the Lord really meant! Somehow the Apostles and the Church missed the point all these years! No! No! No! This is really too outrageous. Just take your medicine. Come to the services. Just pray as the Church teaches. Just fast on the fast days according to your strength and the counsel of your priest. Rejoice on the feast days along with the body of the Church. These are your medicine. Just take your medicine. Just struggle and take your medicine and your darkness will start to starve and to wither, and your light will become stronger and you will begin to change. It doesn’t happen in a moment. It is the work of a lifetime, and of eternity. But we must make the change. We must make the change of direction; so that, rather than continuing to imprison ourselves ever more closely in our darkness, ever building stronger the walls of our spiritual dungeon—instead of that, moment by moment, little by little, day by day, aligning ourselves with the love of God, we dismantle this structure of darkness. And He weaves for us the garment of Light that He intended for us from the beginning. We must make the change and then we must persevere and take our medicine. Even when things seem dark; when we’re discouraged, overwhelmed, ashamed, when we’ve failed; we turn our faces again toward the light and we take our medicine. And we will change. Not just shining and polishing-up a pretty surface over a corrupt and stinking core. No. We will start to change from the inside. Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy upon us. all chapters copyright © 2014 by author N. M., c/o St. George’s Church, P.O. Box 38, Edenton, N.C. Question of the Month Do you think that ISIS is here in the USA? Email your thoughts to email@example.com and we will publish the most interesting ones in our next issue! You deserve powerful, affordable legal protection. Unexpected legal questions arise every day, and with LegalShield on your side, you’ll always have access to experienced attorneys for advice on an unlimited number of legal issues, so you can worry less and live more. Join over 1.4 million families and protect yours with LegalShield. Jill Feeney, Independent Associate 248.202.7182 firstname.lastname@example.org www.LegalShield.com/hub/JillFeeney This is a general This overview is a general of overview our legal of our plan legal and/or plan and/or identity theft plan coverage for illustration for illustration purposes purposes only. See only. See a plan contract a plan for contract your state for your of residence state of residence for complete for terms, coverage, amounts, amounts, conditions conditions and exclusions. and exclusions. Last Month’s Question: Do you believe that the U.S. Chamber of commerce should be giving money to political candidates? Should the chambers focus on business growth or the status quo? Elizabeth City: Our chamber does not do anything but throw parties at my expense. It has earned the nickname of party central. Dare: We use the chamber to help promote our business regularly. They halp us immensely. Currituck: The folks at the chamber are always helpful and eager to help us promote our business. Ahoskie: I don’t know if our chamber is affiliated with the US chamber. I hope not. I would like to think that my money stays local. Currituck: I think our chamber is growth oriented.