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  • cqwww 2:02 pm on September 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: health, , , sustsainability, , veggies   

    Fruits and vegetables in Vancouver 

    I was wondering where to buy my fruits and vegetables in Vancouver, and I realize knowing where is cheaper at any given time is a problem that is still not solved. To get an idea of where the cheapest, local, fruits and vegetables are at any given moment would be best found by crowd sourcing, I figure. Instead of just writing an app that does this for us, I decided to first see if people are willing to enter this information in when they’re at the grocery store. I’ve created a Google speadsheet which you can edit. If I find that it’s updated regularly by people like you, I’ll turn it into an app that can make our grocery shopping choices even simpler!

    Fruits & Vegetables from the USA as of Sept 15, 2014

    Fruits & Vegetables from the USA as of Sept 15, 2014

     

    UPDATE September 23rd: I have amalgamated the various origin sheets into one master sheet, and created an origin column.

     
    • cqwww 8:39 am on April 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply
      Tags: 100, health, one hundred, per day, physical, self improvement, simultaneously   

      100 pushups 

      Have you ever wondered what it would take to do 100 pushups? The folks at onehundredpushups.com have developed a 6 week program to help you achieve that goal. I first came across this site a couple years ago, and as I passed the URL around asking if anyone had tried it, several friends and family members agreed to start then. I was well on my way, but then I ended up on a rather spontaneous trip to Asia for a couple months, so I stopped. So this is my call to friends and family who are interested, let’s all start today. It’s not a competition, it’s a way to encourage each other. If you’re not there in 6 weeks from now, no worries. Just hope that you can do more than you could 6 weeks ago!

      one hundred pushups.com

      one hundred pushups.com

      On your initial test, if you find you can’t do one push up, try a “knee pushup” where you use your knees on the ground as opposed to your toes, this decreases the load about 50% less through distribution. The site advises you first consult with your doctor, and then to complete and initial test. After that, you’re ready to proceed to week one! Let me know if you’re participating, so we can encourage each other!

       
      • cqwww 10:28 pm on February 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply
        Tags: , , , , health, , , ,   

        Can you afford to give up a few vegetables? 

        Thanks to Victoria city councilor Lisa Helps, I was made aware of a Victoria citizen who has made a request for vegetables. I can't imagine making such a request is easy for the ego, and who knows when each of us may need to make a similar request. As such, I've decided to relay it here in hopes I have a friend that can help Chris out: 

        So here's my deal: I'm on welfare, but my expenses don't leave me any money for food. I've been trying to solicit odd jobs, but it's been slow. What I am most seriously lacking in my life is veggies. I have stopped eating meat and so soup kitchens are out. I am wondering if anyone is into bartering. I'm an excellent writer, can install Linux on your computer, help you set up a website, help you convert your diesel vehicle to straight vegetable oil or build a biodiesel processor, can do basic carpentry and repairs…whatever, ask me, maybe I have the skills required. I'm also offering my services for cash of course, but it seems hard to come by for a lot of folks. I have plans I'm working on to bring money in, but I desperately need food like tomorrow. I've got a decent amount of rice, noodles, potatoes, quinoa, etc, enough for a week or so but no veggies. Would really like to have some broccoli, kale, spinach, brussel spouts and other healthy green stuff every day.

        ​If you can help him out, email [email protected] or message him through his Facebook page. If you'd rather so anonymously, feel free to contact me.

         
        • cqwww 11:50 am on January 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply
          Tags: belief, care, fundamentalism, health, prayer, ,   

          Banning religious fundamentalists from health care 

          There seems to be a growing group of religious fundamentalists who insist that prayer is the ultimate path to healing. I find this a mind boggling belief system, considering the scientific advances over the last 100 years. Don't get me wrong, the power of suggestion is a powerful force, but it doesn't make miracles happen. As atheists love to proclaim, "prayer never brought back a missing limb". So if your belief system seriously wants to help the health and longevity of others, should it not be better spent on funding and supporting scientific research and the health care system? The people who have removed polio as an issue, and are aggressively working towards cures for cancer and aids?

          Imagine that health care workers got sick of the lack of respect from the religious for their chosen career path, and outright banned the fundamental religious from health care? I mean, you're outwardly going to protest science in the name of religion, why on earth do you feel the right to use the health care system, or even take that next ibuprofen? Isn't that a bit hypocritical?

          If you as a fundamentalist truly believed your position, stop going to the doctors, hospitals or even going to the drug store, and see how far you get on prayer alone. But if you realize and want to benefit from these scientific advances, perhaps we can think about how we can support them even more, to help even more people.

          Lucky for the fundamental religious, and all of us, the health care industry have the Hippocratic oath requiring medicinal professionals to practice their profession ethically; not dependant on personal beliefs or history, so that no person, even the religious, are to be left behind.

          If only the religious were so tolerant with science.

           

           
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