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Good Living

A page for good living?

What book would this page be taken from?

Perhaps the page that has yet to be written.

When you choose to live a "Good" lifestyle you have a choice.

To embrace it and succeed or fight it and fail.

If you accept that you can live a consciously responsible life, well it has the potential to lead to happiness.

One of the biggest points of happiness is that it is meant to be shared.

On this page,  this sharing of happiness is being accomplished in two ways.

1) You have the opportunity to submit to us any articles , tidbits, testimonials and ideas on how to really take advantage to the world and community around us.

You can do that by contacting us using the form below

2) We are building this page (slowly but steadily) to give you some ideas and unique perspective on things and methods you may not have thought of or known about.

This page is really a two way street.

Because of that we Belive a community will be built and it will thrive.

We hope you enjoy the articles below and as time goes by the page that will grow with it.

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AN alternative to Oil Frying

What is an Air fryer, what does it do?

An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that cooks by circulating hot air around the food using the convection mechanism.[1] A mechanical fan circulates the hot air around the food at high speed, cooking the food and producing a crispy layer via browning reactions of two kinds. In caramelization, sugars break down and chemically transform into complex brown-colored substances, while in the Maillard reaction, typically seen where meat is roasted or stir-fried, the carbohydrates/sugars and proteins in a food react with each other to form Schiff bases, which then form other flavorful compounds, including brown ring compound containing one or more nitrogen atoms in the ring, such as pyrazines and pyridines.[2] The Maillard reaction requires temperatures of between 280-330°F (140-165°C), while caramelization temperatures depend on the sugar being caramelized and range from 230-360°F (110-180°C).[2]

 

Traditional frying methods induce the Maillard effect by completely submerging foods in hot oil, which attains considerably higher temperatures than boiling water. The air fryer works by coating the desired food in a thin layer of oil while circulating air heated up to 200 °C (392 °F) to apply heat and initiate the reaction. By doing this, the appliance is able to brown foods like potato chips, chicken, fish, steak, cheeseburgers, french fries or pastries using 70% to 80% less oil than a traditional deep-fryer


Most air fryers have temperature and timer adjustments that allow more precise cooking. Food is cooked in a cooking basket that sits atop a drip tray. The basket and its contents must be periodically shaken to ensure even oil coverage. High-end models accomplish this by incorporating a food agitator that continuously shakes the food during the cooking process. However, most air fryers require the user to perform the task manually at periodic intervals.[3] Convection ovens and air fryers are similar in the way they cook food, but air fryers are generally smaller in capacity than convection ovens and give off less heat.[3]

 

The taste and consistency of foods cooked by traditional fried and air fried techniques are not identical, because the larger quantity of oil used in traditional frying penetrates the foods (or the coating batter, if it is used) and adds its own flavor. In particular, if food is coated only in a wet batter without an external barrier of a dry coating like breadcrumbs that are pressed firmly to ensure adherence, the air fryer's fan can blow the batter (or loose crumbs) off the food. 


Some air fryers are equipped with accessories, such as pizza pans, skewer racks, and cake barrels. 

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Air Fryers come in different sizes and price ranges, Do your due diligence and research which one is best for your needs.

Here is a link to give you an idea of what they look like, do and cost.

The Physical Self

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A few words.

Many people go through life looking for a way to improve the way they live.

Before they find these answers they must first be willing to be educated, to actually learn what it truly means to get what they have been wanting.

When someone give you the answer but does not tell you why, something devastating happens, you wind up with temporary solutions. You get a taste of relief and when that dries up you are left thirsting for more positive results.

Before they find these answers they must first be willing to be educated, to actually learn what it truly means to get what they have been wanting.

This is a staple in the recipe of health and the transcendence to well being.

Below are a few definitions of ways to bring your body to wholeness, The definitions you will read are not from me but instead of quotes I have found throughout the web.

Enjoy.


What is Reiki?

  The word "Reiki" means "mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign." It comes from the Japanese words "rei" (universal) and "ki" (life energy). Reiki is a type of energy healing.

Energy healing targets the energy fields around the body.

According to practitioners, energy can stagnate in the body where there has been physical injury or possibly emotional pain. In time, these energy blocks can cause illness.

Energy medicine aims to help the flow of energy and remove blocks in a similar way to acupunctureor acupressure. Improving the flow of energy around the body, say practitioners, can enable relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness.

Reiki has been around for thousands of years. Its current form was first developedin 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist called Mikao Usui, who reportedly taught 2,000 people the Reiki method during his lifetime. The practice spread to the U.S. through Hawaii in the 1940s, and then to Europe in the 1980s.

It is commonly referred to as palm healing or hands-on healing.

What is Reflexology

Reflexology is the ancient art of foot massage which originated in China and which was also known to the Ancient Egyptians. It is believed that energy runs through the body in channels known as meridians and that massage of the feet stimulates these energy channels, promoting healing and relaxation. Every part of the foot corresponds to an area of the body, and massage of the feet stimulates the corresponding part of the body so that receiving a reflexology massage is regarded as the equivalent of a full body massage.

What is Body Work?

Bodywork is the umbrella term that describes the hands-on technique of massage, touch, and movement used to align the spine, muscles, and joints to promote the flow of energy. This alternative therapy promotes relaxation, especially with the musculoskeletal system, enhances the circulation of blood and lymph, and relieves muscle tension.

Bodywork includes more than 150 varieties of body manipulation therapies used for relaxation and pain relief. Of these, massage therapy, the scientific manipulation of the body’s soft tissues to normalize those tissues, is perhaps the most popular and with reason. A massage can make you feel incredibly relaxed, boost pain-relieving endorphins, and distract you from any chronic pain or negative feelings. With massage, the therapist applies manual techniques to the muscles, fascia, tendons, and ligaments with the goal of healing the body. Some of the methods used include rubbing, kneading, tapping, manipulating, holding, friction pressure, taping, and vibrating.

Some new studies confirm that the use of massage therapy for pain-related ailments is growing. In addition, it’s believed that more medical doctors see the value of hands-on healing and are recommending this therapy to those with chronic pain.

What is Healing?

By formal definition, the meaning of healing is broad and complex: “To Heal = to restore to health or soundness. To set aright; mend. To restore to spiritual wholeness. To return to health.”

In psychology, healing involves “reordering a person’s sense of purpose in the universe” or “the process of evolving one’s personality towards greater and more complex wholeness.”

Healing has also been defined as “the process of bringing together aspects of one’s self, body-mind-spirit, at deeper levels of inner knowing, leading towards integration and balance with each aspect having equal importance and value.”

Heal is from the root word HAL which means holy; spiritually pure. In this we can see that healing is a birthright, not a privilege for the few or the secret of shamans and other “Healers.”

If we can agree that Health = Harmony of Body-Mind-Spirit, and, that the root of this process is HAL or to be holy; spiritually pure, then the process of healing is the search to be human.

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Improving memory

Article from Harvard Health

In many ways, our memories shape who we are. They make up our internal biographies—the stories we tell ourselves about what we've done with our lives. They tell us who we're connected to, who we've touched during our lives, and who has touched us. In short, our memories are crucial to the essence of who we are as human beings.


That means age-related memory loss can represent a loss of self. It also affects the practical side of life, like getting around the neighborhood or remembering how to contact a loved one. It's not surprising, then, that concerns about declining thinking and memory skills rank among the top fears people have as they age.

What causes some people to lose their memory while others stay sharp as a tack? Genes play a role, but so do choices. Proven ways to protect memory include following a healthy diet, exercising regularly, not smoking, and keeping blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar in check. Living a mentally active life is important, too. Just as muscles grow stronger with use, mental exercise helps keep mental skills and memory in tone.


Are certain kinds of "brain work" more effective than others? Any brain exercise is better than being a mental couch potato. But the activities with the most impact are those that require you to work beyond what is easy and comfortable. Playing endless rounds of solitaire and watching the latest documentary marathon on the History Channel may not be enough. Learning a new language, volunteering, and other activities that strain your brain are better bets.


10 exercise from Everyday Health to improve your memory:


  1. Test your recall. Make a list — of grocery items, things to do, or anything else that comes to mind — and memorize it. An hour or so later, see how many items you can recall. Make items on the list as challenging as possible for the greatest mental stimulation.
  2. Let the music play. Learn to play a musical instrument or join a choir. Studies show that learning something new and complex over a longer period of time is ideal for the aging mind.
  3. Do math in your head. Figure out problems without the aid of pencil, paper, or computer; you can make this more difficult — and athletic — by walking at the same time.
  4. Take a cooking class. Learn how to cook a new cuisine. Cooking uses a number of senses: smell, touch, sight, and taste, which all involve different parts of the brain.
  5. Learn a foreign language. The listening and hearing involved stimulates the brain. What’s more, a rich vocabulary has been linked to a reduced risk for cognitive decline.
  6. Create word pictures. Visualize the spelling of a word in your head, then try and think of any other words that begin (or end) with the same two letters.
  7. Draw a map from memory. After returning home from visiting a new place, try to draw a map of the area; repeat this exercise each time you visit a new location.
  8. Challenge your taste buds. When eating, try to identify individual ingredients in your meal, including subtle herbs and spices.
  9. Refine your hand-eye abilities. Take up a new hobby that involves fine-motor skills, such as knitting, drawing, painting, assembling a puzzle, etc.
  10. Learn a new sport. Start doing an athletic exercise that utilizes both mind and body, such as yoga, golf, or tennis.

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