Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer, Winter - take your pic(ture).

Ever wonder where time goes?

Yeah, me too.

Well, don't look here for the answer - 'cause I ain't got it. (gotta love good grammar, eh!!)

That said, we just hit the, "Oh my God (aka OMG) it's SUMMER and I haven't even put away my WINTER clothing", time of year.

Finally SUMMER has arrived. It'll last 5 minutes, but hey, it's here - PARTEEEEE! Yeah, right!

Of course if you're a Down Under dweller you've got that, "Oh my God (aka OMG) I'm so glad I live here not there where it's WINTER 365", thang going on.

So.....

I thought I'd pop in here to my dormant blog and say....

HAPPY SUMMER

and

HAPPY WINTER

Make the most of the season you're in because you'll turn around twice and the whole deal will be done and you'll be wondering what the hell just happened.

Life happens - help it along - enjoy - party on - stop and smell a rose, or at least take its picture.






A rose by any other name...


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Success! LCHF cures diabetes.

Well? Did that title pique your curiosity? I hope so.

Quick timeline overview:

July 2015 - I started my mother (then 83) on a Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) program. Her diabetes was literally killing her. She was done. She no longer wanted to live with the continuing weight gain, the ever increasing insulin injections, the diabetic neuropathy and its associated pain - in short her go to statement at the time was, "Kill me, I don't want to live like this." Yes, that was what she asked her family physician each and every time she saw him.

October 2015 - By this time I had taken my mother off her anti-depressant, her cholesterol meds, a potent pain medication - which I replaced with CBD (a derivative of cannabis), I reduced her insulin injections by half... and her weight was significantly down.

Note - mother's GP was stunned when he saw her, yet he chastised me for "playing doctor" - like he was doing a better job.

2016 - continued to reduce mother's insulin, she continued to lose weight.

Present time - as of April 15th my mother NO LONGER INJECTS INSULIN INTO HER BODY. She is down a full 29 pounds. Now when she sees her family doctor she states, "I want to live."

And, her family doctor has quietly acknowledged my success, sheepishly saying he wouldn't have believed it if he hadn't seen it with his own eyes.

Further, he tells me he's looking into this "LCHF stuff" but that he has to be careful because it goes AGAINST the Canadian Medical Association's advice and he could get in trouble. Go figure.

In light of all this amazing, and continued success, I invite you to visit a website I have put together to focus on sharing what I have learned on this journey.




On this blog I will share the websites I look at, the books I devour (there are many, and it's ongoing), the doctors/scientists/researchers that support LCHF thinking, and the research - the endless research that once and for all refutes the very bad and deleterious advice from one Ancel Keys - a man whose sole mission was to prove all fats caused coronary heart disease (CHD).

Ancel Keys, in my opinion, was worse then some of the noted war criminals and dictators that have marked history for he is still killing from the grave because of the entrenched hold he has, to this day, on the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American government.

The rampant obesity, diabetes, countless neurological disorders afflicting children right on up to seniors can be, without denial, attributed to the unproven diet/heart hypothesis spread maliciously by Ancel Keys. With his forceful and denigrating manner he pushed his unproven and seriously flawed hypothesis onto the AMA, the AHA, and even the government of his time. He should be rolling over in his grave with shame for what he's done to the American people.

IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP AND TAKE OWNERSHIP OF OUR BODIES AND WHAT WE PUT IN THEM.

QUESTION THE ADVICE YOUR DOCTOR GIVES YOU.

DO THE RESEARCH.

BE WILLING TO CHALLENGE YOUR OWN BELIEFS.

I DID.

AND I HAVE THE PROOF THAT EATING A DIET WHICH IS LOW IN CARBOHYDRATES AND HIGH IN SATURATED FATS (LCHF) WILL HEAL YOU.

YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT.

YOU WILL CURE YOUR DIABETES. (Type 2 Diabetes is a food related disorder - stop eating foods that require insulin and you'll cure yourself of diabetes. IT IS A FACT.)

IT'S TIME.


Come join me as I continue to help my mother regain the good health she was robbed of by bad advice from doctors who should have been willing to listen to their own GUT INSTINCT and challenge a system that has been failing patients for over 70 years.



To your health,

     Jenny


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Having fun with #HASHTAGS

So much has changed, out here, and behind the scenes. Hence the long hiatus.


I'm dropping in to say HELLO.


I have been using Twitter for a while now and can be found @PearsonReport where I share a thought or two. With Twitter's 140 characters limit I can easily send out a quick tweet without investing the time normally needed to put a blog post together.

However, as I have said before I miss blogging and feel it's still a great way to share bits of our selves on a platform that has a few more options, as in more words, more pictures... a little more room for content.

Let me state, for the record, I do not do Facebook. Never felt the calling. I do feel the wine calling though! So, for me, it's a win-wine thing! LOL

As of 03/10/17, upon the encouragement of my daughter, Courtney, I have made the leap into the wide world of Instagram. Yet another bit of social media.

Will I last? I think so, as it seems the ideal in between fix - not quite a tweet, and not quite a blog post. I like it!

I can be found @jenny_pearson_report where I have, at the time of writing this, a total of 6 posts. Go me!  LOL


As with Twitter, and even out here on Blogger, I follow that which I know I will look at, read, enjoy and otherwise feel happy about investing time in. Please do not read anything into this, I only mean that as time is so limited I really keep my followings reigned in.

The reason for my visit here, today, is to share a little HASHTAG 101 on social media, in particular Instagram, and to a lesser degree Twitter.


I have discovered the real way to get exposure is not by worrying about your Followers, they will come and stay if the content is to their liking, but by knowing how to use HASHTAGS (#).

That's right... it's all in the hashtags. And how do I know this... well here, let me explain.

When I signed up with Instagram I had NO followers - stands to reason, right. So, the first thing I did was I followed my daughter's two accounts and a couple of friends. Okay, so far so good.

I then posted a picture of some colouring I am doing. Yes, you read that right. I am colouring a horse - call it mental relaxation therapy, as it is mindless and truly relaxing. I also find it is getting me comfortable with working with colours, and colour shading.

Here is the photo I used for my first Instagram post... click on it to see the bird on the back of the horse. I am still finishing this piece as the shading takes time. But, I'm in no rush.


When I posted this photo I used 6 hashtags in total.
The viewing potential was limited, and I received 4 likes, which I thought was so exciting.

It was during my 1st post and 4th post that I did some extensive Instagram research.

How does one get VIEWED... that was my question and I went searching for answers.

Did you know on Instagram you can use up to 30 hashtags - more and your post won't show any. I found this out during my research phase.

So, here is the picture for my 6th post...


During my wanderings around Instagram I found some incredible 2D drawings that looked like 3D. I was so fascinated by @willie_hsu_art version of this, which is totally amazing, that I had to figure it out.

NOW HERE'S THE EXCITING BIT... I used 29 hashtags, all art and drawing related.

I got 44 likes - and 9 followers (some from my 5th post as I employed my hashtag principle there too).

So... if you are on Instagram, and want more VIEWERS then you really need to focus on adding hashtags. (they work great with Twitter too - upping the exposure of Tweets)

Here's a little bonus... I made a hashtag folder in the Notes section on my iPhone - this take a few minutes to do, but I made up 3 different versions (portrait work, random sketching, and a LCHF version for my baking). This way I can copy and paste my hashtags without much fuss.

Yes, leave it to me to be that organized - time is money. Hashtagging takes time, so I've taken that step out of the process.


In closing... may I just say, I still visit, I seldom if ever comment, and I'll understand if you don't either, time being what it is - in short supply and running out fast.


That said... here is my question (yes, I still ask questions).


Do you use HASHTAGS, and if so do you find they help bring visitors to your social media sites, like Instagram and Twitter?