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Not to Much White in Your Food

From the Parish Nurse

As we proudly wave our flags of red, white and blue in celebration of the 4th of July and of our independence, my thoughts turn to the importance of the colors red and blue in our diets and the relative unimportance of the white. Fruits and vegetables of the various hues of red and blue are full of antioxidants, are extremely healthy for you while white can almost be synonymous with carbohydrates which are the least important in the scheme of smart diets. Again, I stress the goal of 5 to 9 servings of vegetables and/or fruit on a daily basis. Looking at a dinner plate, ½ should be filled with veggies and fruits, ¼ with protein (fish or meat) and the other ¼ with carbohydrate. And dinner plates are manufactured in larger sizes so it may be smart to look at an older set of dishes or utilize the salad/bread plate in a newer set in order to put the size in perspective.

See the Parish Nurse to assist you with any health related issues.

From the Parish Nurse written by Anne Moran

Prayer Time

Every Tuesday that I am in the office I hold a prayer time at 10am. So if you have any prayer requests email me or send a face book message and we will pray for your request. I don't keep the requests from week to week so if you need continued prayer send it again or let me know a time frame. 

Also, if you cannot make it here you are welcome to add to our prayers with your own at 10am on Tuesday. The Lord will know what you are praying for even if you don't. 

Prayer is a way to communicate with the Lord and also a time to listen to him. This is very important for our Spiritual life which is part of keep our Total Health.

Red, White and Blue Food

From the Parish Nurse:

This week we celebrate Flag Day and we take time to honor the Red, White and Blue! In the produce aisles of grocery stores there are LOTS of fruits and vegetables in those colors and it would be wise to identify some colorful ones never before tasted and try out a few new recipes. We know they are rich in vitamins and minerals and a wholesome diet encompassing half the dinner plate with vegetables/fruit is very beneficial. The other ½ should include meat and some carbohydrate. Remember 5 is fine and 9 is sublime when considering the daily serving of fruits and vegetables.
See the Parish Nurse to assist you with any health related issues.

From the Parish Nurse written by Anne Moran


From the Parish Nurse:

Are you nervous about ticks? Ticks spring into action this time of the year and New Hampshire takes the prize for the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease over the years. Be aware that not all tick bites lead to Lyme disease but if symptoms rear their ugly head, do not delay in seeking confirmation that the bite is serious. Everyone experiences bites differently – some with one area involved and others with significant synptoms throughout the body. Ticks may also carry other types of diseases. So the message is---be aware that deer ticks can be found on other animals (pets) also, and if there is a bite, monitor the site and seek medical assistance if there is any doubt or if symptoms become questionable. Better safe than sorry!

See the Parish Nurse to assist you with any health related issues.

From the Parish Nurse written by Anne Moran

June is Health Awareness for:

Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness, Scollosis, World Blood donor Day, National Cancer Survivor’s Day, Career Nurse Assistant’s Day 

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

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Scoliosis Awareness Month
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