By Mari An Willis
We have discussed the usage of
fats before, but let me reiterate that there are
good fats and bad fats and you cannot maintain
good health if you eliminate the good fats.
Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids function as
necessary building blocks for the entire body.
They also produce an important class of hormones
called prostaglandins. These help regulate
cholesterol levels, energy production, and a
healthy immune system.
According to Dr. Michael
Murphy, one can deplete these essentials just by
living in the environment of today. They are
depleted by the use of caffeine, drugs
(prescription,) alcohol, stress, etc. He even
makes the statement that with continued use of
flax seed oil, one will eventually lose all
Some sources of the EFAs
are flax seed oil, sunflower oil, sesame oil,
pumpkin oil, borage oil, and evening primrose
oil. Flax seed is extremely high in Omega-3
(alpha-linolenic acid). The usage of flaxseed oil
will eventually take care of most any dry skin
condition and is very beneficial for the immune
system and tissue inflammation. Sunflower is high
in Omega-6 (linoleic acid) and also rich in Vit.
E. It has been shown to be beneficial in
circulatory problems. Pumpkin seed is
historically used by both males and females in
maintaining sexual health. Borage oil is also
effective with skin conditions, allergies and
Do not cook with these oils.
They are nutritionally more beneficial in the
cold pressed form either taken encapsulated or in
dressings; or for those who just "want to
get it over with" straight from the spoon is
not all that bad. Try a blend on baked potato or
cole slaw. The recommended dosage as stated by
Mark Swanson, N.D. is:
6 months to 2 years ... 1/2
2 yrs. to 5 yrs.... 1 tsp.
5 yrs. to 12 yrs.... 1-5 tsp.
13 yrs. and up ... 3-4 tsp.
Pregnant, lactating mothers...
This article is meant for
informational purposes only and is not intended
as a substitute for medical advice. References
available by request. These statements have not
been evaluated by the FDA.
Art Notes from Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
Its hard to believe
were in August already! This year has gone
by so quickly, and as our annual kids
artCamp has completed another session, I look at
the record and see that we had 56 participants
this year taking 174 places in 17 classes in the
two week period. Thanks to the wonderful teachers
who participated this year, Anne-Marie Gailey,
Sam Lewis, and Randy Wright of Joplin and Jake
Evans and Cheryl Church-Saving of Carthage. A lot
more clay was used this year, and we hope to
continue to offer to the kids the classes that
they enjoy most. Thanks too, to the aides who
assisted, and to my summer intern, Lindsey
Martin. Our thanks to the various community funds
that helped us this year with some financial
needs as well. So cleaning up is underway over
here in the classroom space and a couple of our
teachers commented that they would be interested
in coming over in the winter months and doing a
class or two for kids on weekends, or perhaps
during school breaks or vacations. We will let
you know if that transpires next year.
Our wonderful Cathy Martin
exhibition comes down this weekend, so the last
chance for a look will be Sunday the 5th. The
gallery will be empty and closed for viewing
until the 24th, when we will present the current
photography of Bill Perry of Joplin and sculpture
and jewelry of Rebecca Perry. Both of these
artists will be present at the opening of this
exhibition at 6:00 on August 24th, and we know
this will be a great opportunity to come out and
view some beautiful images and art. Additionally,
during the time of the shows presentation,
one of the NO PLACE LIKE HOME fundraising parties
benefiting McCune Brooks Hospital will take place
in the gallery. Several ladies from our board of
directors, myself, and 2 additional ladies from
our community will come together to hostess a
ladies luncheon for 24 in the Main Gallery. A
wonderful gourmet luncheon will be served, the
show viewed, and a special art appraisal themed
program given by Michael Bell, director of VAA.
Each guest is invited to bring one portable art
object for verbal, non-binding appraisal, and I
understand that all tickets have been sold! This
will be a nice time of visibility for the Hyde
House and should be a fun day as well for the
participants. Bon appetite!