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Chapter 3: Chemical Triggers

Ya-Ling J. Liou Return to Health Press™ PDF

CHAPTER 3

Chemical Triggers of Everyday Pain

INJURY OR STRESS OF A CHEMICAL nature occurs when an area is overwhelmed with cellular waste or byproducts. There is a normal constant flow of cellular waste as the result of our daily metabolic activity. Just as we eat, drink and go to the bathroom on a daily basis, our cells are doing the same thing on a microscopic level. A backup of these waste byproducts can happen during inflammation because of a mechanical tissue injury as previously mentioned, but waste products can also accumulate without any physical injury, at all. This build-up can happen if there is either: (1) Too much cellular waste being produced too quickly;4 or (2)

Elimination of cellular waste is somehow compromised or too slow. Both of these things can happen when the body’s critical biochemical and metabolic processes are being stressed (causing more waste or garbage to result and accumulate) and/or if the

4. Occasionally the body has more “trash” to break down and get rid of. Allergens, viruses, and toxins in the environment can add to the “trash” load in our system.

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ABRUZZO AND MOLISE

Michelin Michelin ePub

ABRUZZO AND MOLISE

Regions where nature is unspoilt and at times spectacular, Abruzzo and Molise have always been rural areas given over to agriculture and stock-raising. It is no surprise then that the origin of their link with viticulture is lost in the mists of time. What captures the wine-lover’s attention, however, is their recent dedication to quality, which has resulted in the establishment of new appellations. Until 1982, Molise did not have a single DOC zone, whereas today it has four; and in Abruzzo it was not until 2003 that the region could boast a DOCG zone. Another development is that over recent years there has been a progressive diminution in the sale of loose table wine, and a substantial increase in the sale of hectolitres of VQPRD wine. The estates are for the most part small to medium-sized and family-run, with the exception of the cooperative wine associations.

Lake Barrea in Abruzzo National Park

ABRUZZO PROMOZIONE TURISMO

Abruzzo

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16. Fish Heaven

Paula Young Lee Travelers' Tales ePub

Chapter Sixteen

Fish Heaven

[Pliny] fashions the name of good mother to the Earth, because having compassion for us, she instituted poisons.

Pierre Gassendi, Concerning Happiness, 1647

The first Sunday of No Hunting after the winter snow has melted, John wants to show me where he shot the buck. Look, he points at the ground. You can still see the blood.

Except I cant. Theres just leaves and more leaves layered thickly over moss.

Look, he points again, and waves his arms around. Its all over the place.

I shake my head. Nope. The earth has drunk deeply. He is seeing a memory.

Exasperated, he kneels down and starts jabbing at an oak leaf, one of maybe a hundred oak leaves I could grab if I just stood in one spot and started raking with my hands. There, his index finger waggles. Now do you see?

Myopic, I bend over and squint. Theres some blotches that could be a stain from spit-up baby food. Well, yah, I agree peevishly. Now that youre pointing right at it, I can see the blood, I lie. But its just a drop!

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South Middle East

Mary Faulk Koock University of North Texas Press ePub

SOUTH MIDDLE EAST

It was difficult to get off the Broussard circuit to visit my niece Peggy, who is married to a native Beaumonter, Arthur Greenspan. Peggy agreed with me that Beaumont has some of the finest cooks to be found anywhere. Peggy is pretty good herself; I wheedled a recipe out of her that I have wanted for a long time:

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Christmas Cake

1 cup butter or margarine

2 cups sugar

6 eggs

8 cups flour

1 lb. white raisins—soak in whiskey to cover overnight

1 qt. shelled pecans

1 tsp. salt

1½ tsp. nutmeg

Cream butter and sugar thoroughly. Add eggs one at a time, beating alternately with the flour (½ cup at a time). Add raisins and remaining liquid, then pecans, salt, and nutmeg. Bake for 2 to 2½ hours in medium to slow oven (275 to 350 degrees.)

The Greenspans with their four adorable children were in the throes of moving into their new contemporary house, but they took time to have me for lunch at the handsome Beaumont Club. Here they introduced me to Mrs. Elliott Jacobs and her mother-in-law, Mrs. M. L. Jacobs, who can call off fascinating recipes like a trainmaster calling the trains. And she delights in preparing them, too!

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Menu 19. BOMBERS AND BREAD BOWLS

Brian L. Patton New World Library ePub

M

E

N

U

19

R

unning

a

close

second

to

edible

utensils

as

my

favorite

things

in

the

world

are

ed-

ible

bowls.

And

this

dip

is

served

in

one.

I

used

to

go

to

a

local

place

called

BJ’s

when

I

was

in

college,

and

it

had

something

called

Bongo

Bongo

Dip

its

signature

creamy,

cheesy

arti-

choke

and

spinach

dip.

I

wanted

to

re-create

it

as

best

I

could,

and

I

think

this

version

is

even

better.

BJ’s

also

served

a

drink

called

the

BJ’s

Bomber.

It

came

in

a

giant

chalice

and

con-

tained

eleven

shots

of

various

alcohols

and

a

splash

of

a

sugary

fruit

juice

all

poured

over

ice.

That’s

all

for

one

person.

It

had

a

round

slice

of

orange

floating

on

top

of

it,

which

was

piled

with

sugar

and

set

ablaze

with

Bacardi

151.

And

as

if

eleven

shots

of

booze

weren’t

enough,

we

would

have

“Bomber

races”:

twelve

newly

21-year-old

jackasses

and

jackassettes

slurp-

ing

giant

red

drinks

through

straws

as

fast

as

we

could,

stopping

every

so

often

to

cringingly

stave

off

brain

freeze.

Winning

was

inconse-

quential,

as

we

were

all

shitfaced

within

eight

minutes.

I

swear,

I

did

go

to

class

in

college

.

.

.

and

I

actually

got

kind

of

decent

grades.

L

I

B

A

T

I

O

N

R

E

C

O

M

M

E

N

D

A

T

I

O

N

I

thought

I

would

re-create

the

BJ’s

Bomber

to

go

with

this

menu,

but

then

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