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Micky Dee's Healthy Advice

Updated on March 14, 2010


A basic rule for maintaining one’s health- stay away from the center of the grocery stores!

Stay around the periphery.

The periphery is where the fresh foods, are generally found.

Fruits and veggies are where it's at!


More often than not the fruits, vegetables, and meats will be on the periphery of the store. My advice to shun meat and BkCreative has a beautiful hub on some reasons why you should. If that doesn't do it I've added a couple of my own.

The items in the center of the stores, quite often, make your rear-end swell up! The center of the store usually contains processed flours, sugars, snack foods, potato chips, etc.

My exception to this rule is that I love frozen fruit. I have been so disappointed with fresh strawberries and such that some fruits- yes –give me frozen and I’ll keep them frozen until they make it into my protein-banana-frozen fruit-spirulina-lecithin smoothie. The frozen fruits are substitutes for ice as well.



Fried foods lead to obesity and an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes with increased amounts of saturated fats and cholesterol.

Even having a fast-food salad can have its draw-backs. The vegetables included in fast food salads are generally GMO products grown under less than ideal conditions for producing optimal nutritional content. Pushed to produce at the maximum level, these crops are usually sprayed with chemical pesticides and herbicides. Often prefab salads have been on the shelf for quite a while. Vegetables begin to lose their nutrients not long after they’ve been harvested.

Besides the low quality of the produce, there’s the added bonus of everything else they throw in the salad. Even those tasty looking grilled chicken salads can contain 22 percent of your daily fat intake, 43 percent of your daily cholesterol allotment, and 40 percent of your sodium allowance. You get all that and a solid dose of trans-fat!

pH Balance- Acid vs Alkaline

Many of our health related problems are due to over acidity. If you go to bed tired and wake up tired, the chances are you are over acidic. Weight problems can be attributed to over acidity. Joint and muscle pains, Hormone, cardiovascular, bladder, kidney, immune problems, bone, teeth, digestion, yeast, fungal overgrowth, degenerative diseases, and cancers can be attributed to a pH imbalance.

pH (potential of hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. It is measured on a scale of 0 to 14—the lower the pH the more acidic the solution, the higher the pH the more alkaline (or base) the solution. When a solution is neither acid nor alkaline it has a pH of 7 which is neutral.

The pH of a person’s body is the balance or imbalance of acidity and alkaline. When there is neither a proper balance, the pH is 7. The lower the pH, the higher the acidity is. The higher the pH the higher the alkaline of the solution. This balance is of the body’s fluids and tissues.

There are many Alkaline/acid testing alternatives. Most will be a simple and very often inexpensive "ph test papers". You can check your urine or saliva very quickly. This is recommended twice a week.

This technology is not new at all and goes back to at least 1933 when Dr. William Howard Hay published A New Health Era. This book claims that that all disease is caused by "self-poisoning",  or autotoxication.

Another publication by Theodore A. Baroody, N.D., D.C., Ph.D. says: The countless names of illnesses do not really matter. What does matter is that they all come from the same root cause...too much tissue acid waste in the body!

The pH imbalance is very common in the American diet whish consists of too many animal products such as meat, dairy, eggs, etc. We also eat processed acidic foods such as white flour, sugar, coffee, and soft drinks. Chemical sweeteners are also a problem.

Your body is performing thousands of functions every second. Your blood and fluids are constantly trying to maintain this pH balance. In order to do that your body will rob your bones of calcium and your muscles of magnesium. Your body will consistently try to keep this pH normality.

I addition to our acidic diet, our lives are saturated with stress. Our foods are compromised as well as our choices.

Taking vitamins may seem as though they aren’t doing any good and this can be the chronic condition of pH imbalance. For absorption and for chemical reactions and enzymes to properly exist, your body may have to have the pH corrected.

Our Foods Are Compromised

Our foods are compromised. Doctors and others may tell you that if you eat correctly you will be fine. You will need no supplements. Where is this magical land that they are referring to? In 1951 a person could get the daily requirement of vitamin A by eating two peaches. Today you would have to eat 53 peaches. I don’t have tome to eat 53 peaches. I can’t even get 53 peaches a day, especially in the winter.

Many of today’s foods are picked “green”. They are “bagged” and shipped and as they are shipped they are gassed to hurry ripening. The last 72 hours on the vine are the most important for having nutrients. The plants, in a sense and sometimes in reality, are dying. The “fruits” are drawing nutrients from the roots and the soils progressively in those last 72 hours. These are nutrients that we are deprived of and this is exactly why we need “supplements”.

Vitamins And Their Roles-

Vitamin B Complex- water soluble

B1 (Thiamine) -Carbohydrate metabolism, energy production, growth, appetite, digestion, nerve activity, gastro intestinal tonus

Sources: wheat germ, soy-bean flour, brewers yeast, beans, potatoes, cereals, nuts, some fish

Depleting factors: alcohol, antibiotics, birth control pills, coffee, stress, diarrhea, (N.B. increase intake when increasing intake of carbohydrate)


B2 (Riboflavin)- Maintains skin, digestive tract and vision, co-enzyme in respiratory enzyme system

Sources: offal, avocado, soy beans, nuts, cheese, milk, potatoes, cereal

Depleting factors: alcohol, birth control pills, tobacco, coffee


B3 (Niacin)- Circulatory system, growth, maintenance of nervous system, co-enzyme in tissue respiration and fat synthesis

Sources: meat, fish, peanuts, brewers yeast

Depleting factors: alcohol, antibiotics, birth control pills, coffee, corn, tissue trauman


B5 (Pantothenic acid)- Antibody formation, carbohydrate metabolism, stimulation of adrenals, keeps skin and nerves healthy

Sources: liver, spinach, broccoli, eggs, milk

Depleting factors: alcohol, coffee, sleeping pills, stress


B6 (Pyridoxine)- Co-enzyme in protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism, controls magnesium levels

Sources: liver, herring, potatoes, pork, whole grain cereals, eggs, milk

Depleting factors: aging, alcohol, sleeping pills, radiation exposure, birth control pills


B12 (Cyanocobalamin)- Co-enzyme in protein synthesis, blood cell formation, maintenance of nerve tissue

Sources: offal, egg yolk, cheese, milk, fish, meat

Depleting factors: aging, coffee, laxatives, sleeping pills


B15 (Pangamic acid)- This is a disputed vitamin, whose reputation is the subject of unresolved arguments. However, the Russians have claimed to use it to benefit athletes. Cell oxidation and respiration, increases the body's efficiency in using oxygen, stimulates glucose, fat and protein metabolism

Sources: no natural usable sources, so available only in tablet form

Depleting factors: alcohol, birth control pills, coffee, sleeping pills


Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)- water soluble- absorption of iron, calcium diffusion, synthesis of collagen, maintenance of blood vessels

Sources: citrus fruits, blackcurrants, rose-hips, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, potatoes

Depleting factors: antibiotics, anxiety, aspirin, burns, cortisone, sulfa drugs, tobacco, stress


Vitamin D (Calciferol)- fat-soluble, normal growth through bone growth, absorption of calcium and phosphorous, gland and nerve function

Sources: tuna, halibut- and cod-liver oils, herring, sardines, butter, margarine, milk, eggs, sunlight

Depleting factors: mineral oils


Vitamin E (Tocopheral)- fat-soluble, normal growth maintenance, normal muscle metabolism, maintains integrity of central nervous system and circulation, maintains kidney tubules, lungs, genital structures and liver

Sources: lettuce, corn, green peppers, peanuts, wheatgerm, whole-wheat flour

Depleting factors: air pollution, birth control pills, iron


Vitamin K (Menadione)- fat-soluble, Normal blood clotting, normal liver function

Sources: cabbage, cauliflower, soy beans, pork, beef, liver, potatoes, tomatoes, egg yolk

Depleting factors: air pollution, antibiotics, aspirin, diarrhea

Micky Dee’s Vitamins And Supplements:


Vitamin D

Fish oil: is oil derived from the tissues of oily fish. It is recommended for a healthy diet because it contains the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), precursors to eicosanoids that reduce inflammation throughout the body. Fish oil has links to being an anti-depressant.

CoQ-10:It is found in foods, particularly in fish and meats. In addition to playing a significant role in the energy system of each of our cells, CoQ-10 is also believed to have antioxidant properties and may play a role in heart health. Many who take this supplement notice that this nutrient enhances physical energy. Studies with CoQ-10 have mostly focused on its benefit involving certain types of cardiovascular disease, including congestive heart failure and hypertension.

Glucosamine: is often combined with chondroitin sulfate, a molecule naturally present in cartilage. Chondroitin gives cartilage elasticity and is believed to prevent the destruction of cartilage by enzymes. Glucosamine is sometimes combined with methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM, in nutritional supplements.

Collagen: is the major insoluble fibrous protein in the extracellular matrix and in connective tissue. In fact, it is the single most abundant protein in the animal kingdom. The various collagens and the structures they form all serve the same purpose, to help tissues withstand stretching.

DHEA: levels typically peak by the time people are in their 20s and decline with age, which is why there has been considerable interest in DHEA and its role in aging. In fact, DHEA supplements have been touted as an anti-aging hormone because lower levels of DHEA have been reported in some people with type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, AIDS, adrenal insufficiency, kidney disease and anorexia. Certain medications may also deplete DHEA, such as corticosteroids, insulin, opiates and danazol.

Chlorella: Acts as an efficient detoxification agent to help rid your body of toxins, provides your body with an added defense mechanism, delivers enzymes such as pepsin and chlorophyllase ,which promote your healthy digestion, helps support an efficient elimination system by boosting growth of beneficial flora in your intestinal tract, helps boost your immune system with its antioxidant content. Chlorella is twelve times more digestible protein than beef. It will rebuild nerve tissue in the brain and throughout the body.There are too many benefits to list them here.

Spirulina: is a type of blue-green algae that is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids (a type of antioxidant that can help protect cells from damage). It contains nutrients, including B complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid).

L-Arginine-ornithine: is an essential amino acid that has been shown to lower blood pressure, treat Hypertension and promote wound healing. Athletes have also found L-Arginine to be beneficial for muscle recovery. L-ornithine may be used as an alternative since it metabolizes to L-Arginine in the body

Lecithin: (Nervous, Circulatory) is a fat-like substance called a phospholipid. It is produced daily by the liver if the diet is adequate. It is needed by every cell in the body and is a key building block of cell membranes; without it, they would harden. Lecithin protects cells from oxidation and largely comprises the protective sheaths surrounding the brain. It is composed mostly of B vitamins, phosphoric acid, choline, linoleic acid and inositol. Although it is a fatty substance, it is also a fat emulsifier. Hence, it supports the circulatory system. Its choline is useful for making acetylcholine.

Anti-oxidants- Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases.

Amino acids- Amino acids are critical to life, and have many functions in metabolism. One particularly important function is as the building blocks of proteins, which are linear chains of amino acids.

Arginine is a conditionally nonessential amino acid, meaning most of the time it can be manufactured by the human body, and does not need to be obtained directly through the diet. The biosynthetic pathway however does not produce sufficient arginine, and some must still be consumed through diet. Individuals who have poor nutrition or certain physical conditions may be advised to increase their intake of foods containing arginine. Arginine aids in healing and recovery time.


I consider Ambrotose the most important supplement. Mannatech owns the patent for this wonderful "healthy cell growing" product.

There are eight essential “sugars” for growing healthy cells. Mother milk has six of those and that is one reason why babies get off to such a good start. After we are weaned off mother’s milk we are lucky to get two.

Each human cell is coated with its own unique signature of carbohydrates which are made up of branched combinations of eight essential sugars. These are glucose, galactose, mannose, fucose, xylose, N-Acetyl-glucosamine, N-Acetylgalactosamine and sialic acid.1. Nearly all tissues in the human body require a proper "dusting" of these branched sugar molecules on their surface to act as receptors for proper recognition and communication between cells. It is through interactions between these receptors that immune cells recognize friend from foe and without them we would be defenceless against invading pathogens8.

Under normal circumstances the body obtains these sugars by breaking down starches supplied in the diet into glucose. This is because the principal sources of carbohydrates in our diet are limited to maize, rice or wheat, sugar cane or beets and milk and these foodstuffs supply only glucose and galactose. Its is glucose then which acts as a common denominator from which all the others can be fashioned through a time consuming and energy dependent series of steps. In reality however we are often deficient in up to six of these sugars because of inborn errors in metabolism, missing or defective enzymes and even vitamin deficiencies all of which are required to orchestrate the assembly of carbohydrate receptors on the cell surface. Over time this may lead to a breakdown in communication between the immune system and local tissues and even result in autoimmune diseases like arthritis, celiac disease and even HIV. Until recently experts have placed little importance on simple sugars as anything more than an unhealthy fuel source but it is now accepted that glucose and its descendents are essential for cellular immunity.

Studies are showing rather than manufacturing these missing simple sugars from more common types like glucose or galactose, cells actually prefer to absorb them directly intact and unchanged from the intestine into the blood and from the blood into the cells1 and this is where Ambrotose comes in. Its aloe concentrate supplies all the essential sugars the body needs in pre-packaged form and this restores cellular recognition and communication without putting unnecessary stress on the body to synthesize the raw materials itself. In this way Ambrotose prevents the immune system from pouncing on cells with faulty receptors ensuring rapid tissue recovery in many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions like Crohns, IBS, Colitis, Celiac and even less well understood cases of ADHD, Arthritis, CFS/FMS cluster, HIV and cancer.

Micky Dee’s personal account:

I’ve been traumatized by speeding automobiles colliding with my body. I’ve broken both clavicles, my scapula, ribs in my back, my side, my front left, and front right. I have a rib that is pulled away from the sternum. I’ve broken other things such as hand, wrist, fingers, nose several times, etc. I have bulging discs in my back. I have pain running into my right hip with pain and numbness running down my right leg to my right foot.

A few years ago I was in failing health. I wanted to ride my bicycle faster more than I wanted to feel good. I was neither riding well nor was I feeling well. I really wanted an operation for my back to relieve the pain.

Inflammation was killing me. I had neck-aches, head-aches, and I was having severe pains throughout my body. I really felt that I was aging with the speed of light.

I ride better today than I did years ago. I feel better than I did years ago.

The addition of these vitamins and other supplements, especially chlorella, spirulina, anti-oxidants, and ambrotose, have made a huge impact on my health.

There are several berries/juices that can help. I have a small amount of goji juice and acai juice almost every day. The goji is less acidic than the acai.

I don’t want to add another day. I want to ride my bike faster and feel better. Living longer may be a great added incentive for some folks to “live better”.

I venture out with my bicycle and although I fail with the very best athletes, I also excel with most athletes of all ages who bicycle for sport.

For exercising with limited time- try exercising for 32 minutes at a time. We are given 32 minutes for our health. If we don’t have 32 minutes then what kind of slavery are we living in?  Is it of someone else’s choosing or our own? Thirty two minutes is the “optimum time” for exercising to lose weight.  After 32 minutes our bodies burn fat and calories more efficiently.

And remember:

It’s 32 minutes of work and/or fun.

If you don’t exercise with the rising of the sun,

There are about 99 chances to one,

You’re just not going to get it done!

At the end of the day you will be too tired to exercise!

If I were to choose products that I’d rather live with, the first would be ambrotose. The second would be either chlorella or spirulina.

These are also- alkaline!

Stay balanced!


Reduces rate of intestinal carbohydrate absorption, reducing insulin response.

Increases speed of transit of inte4stianl contents to ileum, to raise PYY and reduce saiety.

Inhibits absorption of some free fatty acids to the colon, which are metabolized by colonic bacteria to short-chain fatty acids SCFA), which supress insulin.


Hematologic disorders__________________

Electrolyte abnormalities____________________


Cardiac dilatation______________________

Cardiomyopathy_______________________Myocardial infarction





Hepatic dysfunction (ASH)_______________Hepatic dysfunction (NASH)

Fetal alcohol syndrome _________________Fetal insulin resistance

Addiction_____________________________Habituation, if not addiction


A problem that cannot be spoken of enough is the danger of fructose. Too much sugar is bad. Fructose is worse. Soft drinks contain fructose, caffeine, and salt. Caffeine is a diuretic. This makes you urinate clear water. Caffeine makes you pee. The fructose hides the taste of the salt. The salt makes you thirsty. You drink and consume more fructose. Many of our foods contain this poison.






Avoid all sugared liquids.

Eat carbohydrates with fiber.

Delay 20 minutes before having another portion.

Exercise 32 minutes per day-minimum!

While exercise does burn calories- you cannot burn all your weight off by exercising.

Exercise reduces stress, thus improves cortisol release. Reduce your stress and your appetite eases. Stress and obesity go hand in hand.

Improves skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity. It brings your insulin levels down.

Exercise makes the TCA cycle run faster, detoxifies fructose, improves hepatic insulin sensitivity.


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      DePuy Pinnacle recall 

      9 years ago

      Thanks Mickey Dee for these health tips. Diets full of fresh fruits and vegetables, that incorporate vitamins, and devoid of fried foods are important, especially for those suffering the side effects of defective Pinnacle hip replacements that need to improve their overall health. Thanks for sharing!

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      Micky Dee 

      9 years ago

      Sunnie Day - let's take care of these vessels dear girl. We may still have a long way to go. Well you do!

      I had not heard of freezing bananas that way. I need to try that for sure.

      Dear Sunnie Day, I think I'll need advice from you! I take supplements, spirolina, chlorella, and other old man stuff. I live alone and don't cook much. I'm mostly a "smoothie kinda guy" and simple food like salads.

      God bless you dear Sunnie Day.

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      Sunnie Day 

      9 years ago

      P.S I started freezing my banana's whole with skin for smoothies. I run them over look warm water and peel skin off easily and they seem fine in the smoothies..I wasn't sure if there is a problem with this..any suggestions.



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      Sunnie Day 

      9 years ago

      I can't believe it has taken me this long to read this you know I am a veggie too..I did great keeping my body more alkaline and did not get sick for over two years..I started adding foods that I had swore off and low and behold started to come down with I am back on track..Great hub..totally believe in this way of eating.

      Take care,


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      Micky Dee 

      9 years ago

      Hui toknowinfo! I'm so old parts are falling off! God bless dear!

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      9 years ago

      Hi Mickjy-Dee,

      Wow you covered a lot. Great hub filled with so much valuable info. I am glad to know you have improved since your accidents. What we eat and how we take care of ourselves has so much to do with our well being. You are an inspiration and thanks for sharing your knowledge. Rated up and useful.

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      Micky Dee 

      9 years ago

      Oh Randy. At my age it seems everything is connected. I think, for some of us, it can be like walking a tight-rope. There's something to this though.

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      Randy Behavior 

      9 years ago from Near the Ocean

      When I've tested my ph in the past I'm always too acidic. Now I'm wondering if it contributes to my hip pain.

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      Micky Dee 

      9 years ago

      Yo Bruzzbuzz! I had an operation on yesterday! Avoid that one if at all possible! I sure hope that knee is repaired! God bless Bruzz!

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      9 years ago from Texas , USA

      Wow. What an informative and useful hub. I have it bookmarked so I can return and follow your advice. When I steered away from the middle of the grocery store, my weight dropped and my health improved. Now, my knee is finished and I will have a knee replacement in six months. That has taken me off the bicycle and made following advice like this very important. Thanks for a great hub.

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      Micky Dee 

      9 years ago

      I like spinach and all veggies but I buy the powdered spirolina and lecithin. I mix this up with frozen fruit and whey protein! Ummmm! I use frozen fruit so that is my ice. Fresh fruit just doesn't last long enough and I'd rather save trips to the store. God bless Jane!

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      9 years ago from California

      Micky, What great information. I'm impressed by your knowledge. I'm into green smoothies at the moment - spinach, kale other green leaves blended with fruit and ice. Have you tried them? I can even get my three teenage boys to drink them! It's a great way to start the day!

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      Micky Dee 

      9 years ago

      Hey Peggy Dear! All my friends are omnivores! I have habits that need scrutiny! God bless you Dear Peggy!

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      Peggy Woods 

      9 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Oh dear...I'm in trouble! I love fresh fruits and vegetables but I also like meats, cheeses, coffee and wine. Dr. are a conscience stirrer!

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      Micky Dee 

      9 years ago

      Oh Freya! You are so bad! How do you stay so pretty? God bless you Freya Dear!

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      Freya Cesare 

      9 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Wow! This is great and full information hub. But Dr. Micky, I have this one problem, I love fried chicken! Hehehe... Ah, I am in trouble indeed! :)

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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Well- I'm linking you right back! Thanks Maita! Enjoy the day!

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      10 years ago from US

      I link this to my Vegan hub also Mick, Happy Sunday, you take care!

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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Hey Deb. I didn't mention that I am a recovering chocoholic. Once in a long while (several times a day sometimes) I "reward myself" with an overdose of chocolate. This, of course, leads to flogging myself with a cat-o-nine tails. There is wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then - I repeat!

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      Deborah Demander Reno 

      10 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Hey Micky Dee, besides great nutritional advice, you are an inspiration. I aspire to the periphery. The only thing keeping me there is that they have chocolate in the check out lines!

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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Thank you Teresa Laurente. I need to get back over your way to see what you have "cooking".

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      Maria Teresa Rodriguez - Laurente 

      10 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

      Enticing pictures. I love all these fruits here. Very detailed hubs, I must say. Very informative and true. Love it. Thanks Micky Dee. More power.

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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Thank you again Pmccray. You are nice to come by and comment. Thank you very much.

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      10 years ago from Utah

      Last year I planned to start a garden . . you've convinced me to DO IT this year. Thanks for the insightful info and great hub.

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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      You are always so kind Prasetio. Let's keep eating well to be of good service! Thank you sir!

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      10 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I found something interesting about healthy, food, nutritions and exercise tips. This hub is totally complete. I agree with you that we have to reduce the fried food. This is warning us about the danger about "fat". Living healthy is the choice for us. I think you are good example here, Micky. And it proof that you had done it well. I really like this hub. And I rate this Up! Thanks


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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Hey MFB. You know- the younger we are the less things seem to matter. I remember advice from teachers telling us to keep good posture and we'd be glad we did as we got older. There's just a lot of truth that may not matter so much now - but eventually... Thanks!

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      Matthew Frederick Blowers III 

      10 years ago from United States

      This reads like a bible for any and all who want to eat healthy....I will have to memorize some portions, chapter and verse, and restore my temple of God. ~~~~MFB III

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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Hi Dim Flaxenwick. You are so nice to say that. Nutcase- hey I resemble that!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      10 years ago from Great Britain

      I am compelled to read ALL your work ever since I read the 1st one I found (about Vietnamn) and your profile just topped it "my humour is so dry , sometimes even I don't get it." THis hub was a work of art.! I thought I was fairly balanced in my diet, but apparently not. Loved your thought on dying when God wants you to . Life is a gift. Take care, you nutcase. You are a gem. x

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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Poetlorraine- you do not read all my work? And I have so much to say! Sometimes I talk just to hear myself! Thank you very much for stopping by.

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      10 years ago

      I cannot pretend i read all your work, i definately looked at all the pictures, and read a good bit of your hub. You are a diverse character, full of surprises, i like you..... thanks for all your lovely comments on my hubs and this hub too, keep riding that bike.....

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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Thank you very much Cupul. That's very kind. I get over your way and check out your hubs too.

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      10 years ago from jakarta

      nice hub, very useful and taught me to support you micky other quality hubs!

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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Hi Blaise. It's good to see you over here. Early in the day you feel more like it. Toward the end of the day we want to relax. We want true rest or relaxation. You take care.

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      Fehl Dungo 

      10 years ago from close to you...

      I remember my doctor in you Mik :) Thanks a lot for this complete and so informative hub. You're right, exercise in sun rise feels good.

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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Thank you as always Coolmon! Good to see you!

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      10 years ago from Texas, USA

      Great hub, well researched and a good reference article too; I like your selection of pictures and graphics too.

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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      I think your farting is a good sign your digestive system is working but I'm not sure about the dust. Is that why you call yourself Dusty? Rap on you rappin' honkey.

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      50 Caliber 

      10 years ago from Arizona

      I'm testin' my rhyming on you, I want to be the first mine shaft rappin' honkey that can fart dust while rhymin' to 78 speed LP from the 1930's! What do 'ya think so far? You think RCA Victrola Records will sign me if I get a sponsor from Endust? or Maybe Lemon Pledge?

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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Yo Duztee! Semper Fi! I have no religion. I love a benevolent God. If people don't worship a benevolent God they're worshiping Satan.

      I appreciate you, you carnivore, you!

      Nice rhymin' there Dude!

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      50 Caliber 

      10 years ago from Arizona

      Mick, I did make an omission by the by, my bad, May the sun shine on you all the days you choose and may those days bring to you happiness as I hate to laugh alone. I got no religion just Faith to get me home. For now it's me and the dogs and we romp and play, I bet if they could laugh they would but they bring the Frisbee to me when they want to play and I'll be danged if it's not every day! If your bike could talk I'm sure it would, and tell tails of the trails that on it you rode. I'm glad your healthy and write these hubs, It gives old guys like me sumthin to read, so God Bless you is my creed.

      Semper Fi with middle finger extended to the Devil him self!

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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      uliveulearn -I am so glad you are going for your 32 minutes. thank you for stopping by. The government won't get both feet in with stepping in. They are controlled by money. We have "crap food" to export, so- they won't do the right thing or -they won't be in a hurry to do the right thing. I am positive that I'm a pessimist! I've seen these worms for 60 years and more through literature. Governments are slow to act properly. There has to be "incentive". The snow is melting here too! Thanks a lot for stopping.

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      10 years ago from Canada

      Wow, a truly informative and engrossing hub written from someone experiencing the benefits. Bookmarked for future reference. I have always tried to maintain the everything in moderation rule, rarely eat anything fried, avoid white food but once in a while I can't help myself and indulge in a heavy or greasy meal and then feel bloated and nasty.

      I have recently started taking multivitamins. I used to fall for what Drs said that eating well was enough. Not anymore. My spouse takes fish oil and this hub may have encouraged me to join him.

      I am glad to see that government and community are finally starting to put health before wealth. Junk food vending machines are being removed from schools. I think people have to get back to taking the time to cook a meal with real food. Enjoy your energy.

      The sky is clear, the sun is shining here and the snow is melting. Spring is on its way. Off I go to get in my 32 minutes....

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Hey there Quietest Moments. You don't need a soap-box- you're on a fence. I appreciate your coming by. Just your name calms me down. I don't think I have pictures. should I send you my email address? You 4' 11"? You're way too tall. You need to start smoking right away!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Thank you Maita. You are so nice and charming all the time. Thanks!

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      Quietest Moments 

      10 years ago

      I was wondering where my soapbox went Micky..(wink).. being 4'11" tall, I need it for more than one thing.. lol..I love discussions, hearing both sides and not necessarily agreeing with either or, its all learning to me, we are all unique in some way, 'shape' or 'form'.. round is a shape, right? Good job on voicing your opinion, as far as with me, you will always be heard. Hope you got those pictures I sent.. if not let me know, I will try again.

      And the sun? she is still shining!

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      10 years ago from US

      Good discussion and well researched hub Micky, plus I like it when you say good foods are found at the periphery, I love fruits and vegetables, I agree about BK, she has one of the many hubs here which are all helpful health tips like yours, the two other article of yours are good health tips as well,

      Now I know what ambrotose is -- this hub is complete and you made good points about the government and everybody taking part in the health process,

      Awesome hub Mick,

      And I hope and pray you continue to feel better and more riding and riding.

      Whew exercise as well,

      Thank you and TC, Maita

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Thank Quietest Moments. I had to get up on my soapbox for just a moment- not at Duztee -but with him. I like the name Quietest Moments. I'm feeling better and calming down. I've said my piece and I'll wait a while before I say it again.

      It's just a shame that profit seems to trump everything eventually. That bottom line is making people sick.

      Thanks for stopping by and wishing me a "sun shiney day".

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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Duztee, there are more things that keep us here besides a diet, a helmet, a gun, etc. I have no idea why I'm here. I don't care for the lies from the government, I don't care for the wimpy people tolerating the lies and poisons to our children. I hate this world of capitalism taken to the point of incestuous breeding. I hate snobs and God knows America is full of them. Religious nuts lie to their kids about too much. Some eat crap. Some drink wine but don't mind you going to jail for not smoking pot but even and just looking like you smoke something that has NO VICTIM. Yet these wonderful super race freaks want to dictate every facet of your life and tax you while they do it. America is a FRAUD. AND my folks have been defending it for a century at least. I guess the world is full of pious jackasses and those are the most trouble to me.

      I saw "OLD MONEY" downtown here where I live. "OLD MONEY" was tall, just like the ladies like 'em. He was eating at an outdoor restaurant "Haute Cuisine". He was sipping his wine and wearing a Vietnam bush hat. He was a damn freaking snob from hell. When I asked him about his hat he turned his head away. I told him I was in Vietnam. He said he bought his hat at an Army surplus store. He turned away again. I guess I hate old money and snobs!

      What you eat is between you and God.

      I have an obligation to tell the truth.

      Hubpages is having a "health hub contest". I haven't entered and I don't give a flip. I couldn't care less for these "editors".

      The facts are - American "money makers" are treacherous. The politicians are evil. The voters are self-blinded". Some are just selfish and mean. Republicans use God's people. God's people use God's people. It's a big merry-go-round! Democrats pretend to care. I have no idea about what. When they get into office they're all the same. They cater to the RICH. Eat the rich.

      We have a lot more problems with the people who KNOWINGLY POISON US than we do with some warrior like yourself getting a bite to eat out in the desert somewhere.

      I'll be telling the truth when they take me all the way down.

      Semper Fi!

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      50 Caliber 

      10 years ago from Arizona

      Mick, when I die and wait in peace for my maker to revive my soul into a brand new body, you can stand atop my head stone and say "I told you so!" while pissing used fruit juice on my sorry ass. I have lived pert near 6 decades eating wild meat and to veggies and fruit I just say no! as for me I'm ready to go! As a younger man it was six foot four I stood now I'm old and it's but six foot two from settling bones. I still with a rifle like a good Marine should, kill my food and foe during season mind you. I thank you for the advise but I'd just as soon eat mice cuz it was milk that built the bones and meat protein that built the brawn that for these states so full of ingrates I killed from dusk 'til dawn for to many days to keep my sanity to live in crowds of those who are too loud when they dismiss what I've done With a government gun. I'll now live to my self, just not on food from the shelf. I grind my grain and kill my fill from God's pantry that has been provided for me, whether it crawls the ground or lives in a tree, if it's wrong it won't be long I'll find if what I hold in my mind is forgiven me.

      Mick I hope you know I respect you so and I'm just messing around while I walk God's ground, your in my prayers and I hope your words are taken with respect by those who would prosper from them and find rich health in them as I haven't a doubt that they are rich with wisdom, as though I knew that they wouldn't change my view I read them first to last, because they came from you and I believe you are the best in knowledge about your gains from following what you preach, it's just too late for me this time around. His will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven. If we eat I'm as sure as you are it won't be meat. I just hope we meet there along the streets of gold. So with that I'll shut up and may your words be heard by those young enough to prosper by them on this worldly plane of existence. With love and respect, Duztee

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      Quietest Moments 

      10 years ago

      Fantastic read and information. I love postings where the story is told out of experience. I am seeing a dietician and slowly gaining control of my physical health, having neglecting if for so many years. Thank you for sharing Micky, I appreciate your presence. Have a sun shiney day!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Thank you for stopping by trish1048. I do need to go back and amend this per Drwibble's input. Soda and other foods that contain fructose are terrible for weight gain. Thanks for commenting.

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      10 years ago

      Hi Micky,

      Wow, this must have taken you quite a while to compose. So much valuable information!

      I just had surgery yesterday, and they asked me how much I weighed. I can't speak for all women, but along with age, that's a number I'd rather not share with the general population. So I told her what I thought I weighed, and she said well, we need to put you on the scale. I fully expected it since the anesthesiologist needs to know that so he knows what it will take to knock you out. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised that my guess was higher than what I actually weigh.

      This is not to say that I don't need to do something to change it, asap. I've bookmarked this hub so I can study it better at my leisure.

      Thanks for sharing. Thumbs up!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      You're so right about the fructose corn syrup Drwibble. I leave some things out because it seems redundant. This hub is redundant.

      I went to the URL you gave. The person giving the lecture is not a "picture of health" himself. So although he's giving the lecture, there is something he is leaving out as well.

      Most people are ""RULED" by their taste buds. Prisoners like many are to a few "moments of pleasure".

      Thanks Drwibble.

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      10 years ago from UK

      Nice Hub, We are half a world apart but the supermarkets still have the same tactics of placing the junk food at the end of the shelving aisles, in the centre of the store and at chest level. At least we get twice the health benefit when we go food shopping, firstly from reaching high and low to get the products we want, secondly from eating it.

      I find the best way to avoid temptation of junk food is to never go food shopping on an empty stomach.

      It makes sense what you say that the human body is a complex self regulating machine and that in order to put less strain on it, you need to give it good supply of resources to work.

      One thing I avoid is high fructose corn syrup. A fairly long but good lecture on how the body digests high fructose corn syrup can be found here.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Hey Ghost. I like chocolate myself. I restrict myself to an occasional binge. Yesterday I had Almond "clusters"-chocolate covered Almonds. I ate too many. Last night they were my meal actually with a smoothie. This was after riding rollers for 32 minutes. I had 2 workouts of 32 minutes yesterday. Thanks

      Thank you for stopping by UG. I can feel the "fried" in my face. I can feel the oil in my face after eating anything fried. It is a leading cause of obesity. I ate as you do. I grew up on all foods "fricasseed". Some people will get by longer on it. To continue eating "fried" is "suicide by fork". Bon appetite! I want to see how God ends my life not the way I would end my life. I'd like to be healthier to help God. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      Unchained Grace 

      10 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Dear Dr. Micky,

      According to this, I should be filling a bodybag right now.

      I fully realize you are 100% right, however. I can tell you this, back in the day when Uncle Scam had me south of some border somewhere, we were living off the fruits, berries, fish and some fowl in the area not to mention an iguana or two. I was in the best shape I've ever been in and very healthy. The fact we got shot at every now and then didn't help matters, but aside from that, it was like my whole system was cleansed.

      What I'm gonna do is bookmark this on my favorites bar and start hunting. I fully agree with the peripheral theory on the grocery store thing. Where I go, all the good stuff can be found around the outside. In May, the Farmer's Market starts up again, so I know where I'll be! Great Hub. It helped. I gotta agree with Ghosty, though.

      I WANT MY FRIED CHICKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      JG the IGNITER 

      10 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

      Hey Mickydee! Excellent hub!! You are far more healthier than I am! I am so dead! I eat really bad--chocolate bars--fried chicken-fingers-ugh...I am so dead ;)


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