Meal on a Plane

It was dinner time on a British Airways flight from London to New York. As the flight attendant moved down the plane, she asked one of the passengers: “Would you like dinner?” “What are my choices?” asked the passenger. “Yes or No,” replied the attendant
You can get peanuts and a beverage these days if you are lucky.

Peanuts are not a bad choice as long as you do not have mold problems or peanut allergies.

Peanuts contain a mold toxin and can be one of the reasons for peanut intolerances.

Almost anything you order is almost guaranteed to be high in salt in order to give it taste.

I wonder if they offer a heart healthy meal plan,

I know many airlines order kosher meals and vegetarian meals.

What about a meal that is just fresh fruits and vegetables- you may not want bread or a roll if you are gluten sensitive.

I think the solution is bring your own food.

Prepare ahead of time and be prepared. I dont think they serve organic food.

I know they do not cater to picky eaters- nor do they give probiotics

They will supply the beverages.

One thing for sure, you should have a lesser risk of getting exposed to Lyme disease on the plane than on the ground.

Bon Voyage

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Cancer, Stress, Illness, Poor Health, Depression, Diabetes, etc…

For every ailment under the sun, there is a cure or there is none;

If there is one, try to find it:

If there isn’t one, never mind it

Ulcers not just stress induced, bacteria can also cause Ulcers

Many people think that spicy foods cause peptic ulcers, but the truth is that bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (or H. pylori) is the main culprit.

Many believe that adults in high-stress jobs are theonly ones affected, people of any age – even children – can develop ulcers.

About Peptic Ulcers

An ulcer is a sore, which means it’s an open, painful wound.

Peptic ulcers are ulcers that form in the stomach or

the upper part of the small intestine, called the duodenum.

An ulcer in the stomach is a gastric ulcer and an ulcer in the duodenum

is called a duodenal ulcer.

Both a gastric ulcer and a duodenal ulcer result when H. pylori

or a drug such as advil or motrin weakens the  coating of the

stomach and duodenum, allowing acid to get through to the sensitive lining beneath.

Both the acid and the bacteria can irritate the lining and cause an ulcer to form.

H. pylori infection is usually contracted in childhood,

perhaps throughfood, water, or close contact with an infected individual.

Infections are more common in adults older than age 60 and in developing countries.

Most people with H. pylori don’t display any symptoms until they’re older.

In fact, they may go through life unaware that they’re infected.

Although H. pylori infection usually doesn’t cause problems in childhood,

if left untreated it can cause gastritis

(the irritation and inflammation of the lining of the stomach),

peptic ulcer disease, and even stomach cancer later in life.

In the past, having peptic ulcers meant living with a chronic condition

for several years or even a lifetime.

But today, a better understanding of the cause of peptic ulcers

and how to treat them means that most people can be cured.

Probiotics, Prebiotics, Acidophilus etc

Probiotics and Prebiotics

Probiotics are healthy bacteria and yeast that live in our gut where 70% of our immune system is located.
They help us digest food, fend off illness, and need to remain in balance to help us do these functions.
Stress, lack of sleep, unhealthy eating, infections, antibiotics, and certain drugs, can trigger digestive problems and illness. That’s where probiotics come in.
Probiotics keep the bacteria in check, restore balance, and promote health.
That’s why many doctors suggest taking probiotics while on antibiotics.
Probiotics may help reduce cold and flu symptoms.
Probiotics may also reduce the risk of allergy and eczema in children up to two years of age in mothers who took them late in pregnancy.
Certain strains of probiotics may help reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and ease colic in infants.
Probiotics and Prebiotics ( the carbohydrates that stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria) boost immunity in babies and are added to infant formulas.
Look for live yogurt cultures or formulas that contain lactobacillus or acidophilus and bifido bacteria.
Sauerkraut contains the probiotics leuconostoc, pediococcus, and lactobacillus. Choose unpasteurized sauerkraut because pasteurization (used to treat most supermarket sauerkraut) kills the helpful bacteria. Sauerkraut — and the similar but spicy Korean dish kimchi — is also loaded with vitamins that may help ward off infection.
While probiotic-foods contain live bacteria, prebiotic foods feed the good bacteria already living in your digestive system. You can find prebiotics in foods such as asparagus, Jerusalem artichokes, bananas, oatmeal, red wine, honey, maple syrup, and legumes. Consider eating prebiotic foods on their own or with probiotic foods to perhaps give the probiotics a boost.

Lyme Disease Symptoms

Video

This is a one minute presentation on some of the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease. Dr Martin Fried has done original research on Gastrointestinal Lyme and other tic infections.