By Mari An Willis
Here is a quick rundown of the action of
some amino acids.
ALANINE is highly concentrated
in the muscle and is extremely important as a
source of muscle energy. It is also a participant
in the regulation of glucose metabolism.
ARGININE is necessary when
there is a major muscle growth, or pregnancy for
that matter, or any major trauma. It assists the
body in the release of growth hormone. It has
been reported to improve fertility in males. It
may also help lower cholesterol.
CARNITINE is generally
supplemented for those dealing with heart
conditions. It helps improve fat mobilization and
some have said it may be useful in the treatment
of obesity. According to Dr. Norman Shealy,
its greatest benefit is to individuals with
poor heart function.
LYSINE is important in growth
and strength of the immune system. Lysine is
currently being studied in the prevention and
treatment of osteoporosis. It is noted that low
levels are often found in Parkinsons,
hypothyroidism, kidney disease, asthma and
TAURINE, again according to Dr.
Shealy, is deficient in 86 percent of individuals
with depression. Taurine is important for healthy
heart, eyes and brain function. It is found only
in animal protein or the grain quinoa. It is
helpful in managing hypertension, depression, and
even gallbladder disease. It is often found in
formulas to help treat alcohol withdrawal.
* Nutrition for Life,
Energy, Youth, Longevity by Dr. N. Shealy * Amino
Acids by Carlson Wade
Art Notes From Hyde House
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
Hyde House is open again
beginning Friday! We are pleased to welcome John
Fitzgibbon and his 25 beautiful paintings to the
Main Gallery and hope many of you are planning to
be with us for opening reception this Friday
night at 6:00. John arrived Monday morning and I
met him for the first time, helping him bring in
the paintings and discussing them as we visited.
This is a truly beautiful group of pieces, many
sizes and media, in watercolor, traditional oil
and very heavy oil and acrylics applied thickly
with a palette knife --- in other words,
something for every taste. And many themes and
subjects as well as a nice variation of prices,
so something for everybody! One of the largest
pieces is a very large acrylic painting entitled
NEW YORK NIGHTS which was an award winner in a
recent Spiva show, so if you missed seeing it
there you will have an opportunity again.
Sadly, we did not get enough
persons registered for the workshops this weekend
to be able to have those. I am very sorry, as I
had hoped there would be more interest in those
wanting to try their hands at watercolor. As it
remains, John has agreed to combine the NEXT
weeks scheduled class for Intermediate
Watercolors with the Beginning Watercolor class,
so if your reason for not calling us was a
problem with the dates, then the weekend of the
16, 17 and 18th might fit your schedule better.
Any adults who desire to participate in Beginning
AND Intermediate Watercolor with John as
instructor please call as soon as you can and
make your reservation for one, two or all three
days. This class already has several participants
signed up and two have agreed to join that had
signed up for the first class. I am looking
forward to it myself!
Thursday night will be the
re-scheduled Carthage Chamber of Commerce banquet
and the award for Artist of the Year to be
presented by last years winner, Joplin
sculptor Jorge Leyva. I look forward to sitting
at the table with Jorge and his candidate as well
as other members of the area art community, and
we hope for better weather this time! The award
category was created years ago by Sandy Higgins,
noting that the visual arts needed to be
recognized each year. The past years winner
not only chooses the current winner, but
constructs by hand the unique award or trophy
actually presented. This years piece is a
beautiful hand carved marble artists brush
touching a thick palette made from thick acrylic.
It is a truly beautiful piece of sculpture and
one that Jorge should be proud of creating--- the
winner is going to love it!