hahaha! Here's one photo of a ballerina in her tutu:
The tutu is the skirt like garment that is made of stiff netting that
For a plateau, picture a flat decorated layer that rests on top of the
netting similar to this:
This is what I did - made the decorated plateau of a principle
ballerina's costume. Swan Lake was one of the ballets I did that for.
Ah Swan Lake. That I know about :)
The Garden City Ballet has been doing Nutcracker for the last thirty
years of so. I've always managed to miss it. afaik, it's the only one
they've ever done although I think they do outreach in the schools.
I'd started using trekking poles. While they helped for a while I became
concerned that they might be counterproductive by ultimately reducing
the strength of the supporting musculature so I stopped using them for a
while. I'll use them this winter but that will be for avoiding falls on
icy trails rather than just habitually grabbing them.
Last year I was very sick and lost all muscle tone in both legs, so
starting around the middle of January this year I had to work to regain
my legs back, and it's taken a while to get the muscle tone and strength
back, but I hadn't worked as hard on strengthening my knees. I guess I
thought they were fine, but this little injury was a wake-up call to pay
more attention to them for sure.
At least you have to take the GS 1500mg a day. If it is bought at
Costco, triple it. 1500mg figure is a result of Italian clinical test
done in the early '80's. Ibuprofen kind pain reliever is bad for your bone.
If pain is bad, try high quality Curamed, or Curamin. Specially
processed curry powder. Very, Very effective. Over weight is bad news
for hips, knees, the weight bearing bones...
I just had ultrasound scan done on all my limbs joints, result came out
Terry is former owner of Enzymatic Therapy who started curry research
going to India. Always high quality brand name supplement is a good bet.
Nothing like you buy from Costo, Super market. So far world wide sale
figure on this product alone is 3 billion $$. No detrimental side effect
at all. Only some folks complain if taken in empty stomach, it
bothers them just like eating hot pepper.
Joint problems, knees specifically. Although in that context I meant
that I prefer generic tumeric to a secret special blend of snake oil
that sells for much more. I can't honestly say it works since I can't do
a double blind controlled experiment on myself.
It claims to improve these, how? Controlling pain? Lubricating
Exactly. That's the problem with all the supplements, dietary advice,
etc. Given the efficacy of placebo effect on many individuals, it's
hard to NOT claim that any self-reported effects are not "in their
I'm not keen on loading up with all sorts of odd substances because someone
*thinks* they've noticed a correlation between its use and <whatever>.
Especially when encountering those substances naturally in evolutionary
terms would be so unusual.
E.g., I can see how red meat -- in the quantities that we presently
consume it -- can be A Bad Thing: cuz our bodies didn't have the
chance to consume it thusly. Likewise, how many folks can have
problems with grains: given how recently (in evolutionary terms)
we've accepted it into our diet.
We (eventually) hear of all these side-effects of Rx drugs. But,
rarely hear reports of side-effects of these "uncontrolled"
substances (that doesn't mean that there AREN'T any).
So, I try to invest my efforts in doing what *should* be natural
(for a human organism). And, accept the concept that entropy
is an unforgiving bitch! :>
There are plenty of mights and maybes there to go around. otoh, there
isn't the laundry list of side effects that go with many prescription
drugs and tumeric is cheap. I sometimes use tumeric root in lieu of
ginger in cooking but you don't see it often in the stores here.
OTOH, has anyone ever *studied* potential side-effects?
What annoys me with much of medicine is how willy-nilly it appears
to be! Ask a doctor why X "works" -- or, why Y doesn't -- and an
HONEST doctor will typically say, "We don't know..." :<
And, the individual is ill-qualified to make an objective evaluation
of the items/processes/recommendations in question. Placebo effect,
lack of "controls", too small of a sample size (i.e., *1*), etc.
I have some annoying seasonal allergies -- primarily anything that's
a plant! :> Historically, I'd more or less (thought!) I'd outgrown
them as I aged. In hindsight, it was probably the differing environments
(e.g., not much flora in beantown!)
Coming here, of course, is probably the worst situation as things are
ALWAYS in bloom. So, if my allergy for X is subsiding, my allergy to
Y is on the uptick.
Not keen on treating symptoms as you just pop pills endlessly. And,
they all tend to be depressants of some sort.
Tried injections a few times when I was really bad (e.g., unable to
breathe without distress). But, that's not a long term solution,
either. (and, I think it's just a steroid)
Tried SLIT discipline a few years back (drops under tongue).
Not a "medicine" but, rather, expose body to the allergens in
an ever increasing concentration to (hopefully) build up
a tolerance. Ongoing process -- you do it *forever* (potentially)
to retain this desensitized state.
Apparently, the same receptors that cause your body to sense/react
to the allergens are present under tongue. So, you can expose
them to the allergens there (instead of in lungs, eyes, sinuses,
OK, that at least *seems* to have some rational basis!
Did this for a couple of years. Didn't "cure" me but SWMBO claims
I complained far less (than I had about symptoms in other years).
Ah, but how much would I have "complained" had I not been taking
them at all?? Perhaps those years would have been "mild" years
for my allergies!
Quit a couple of years ago (expensive habit). Level of "complaints"
didn't increase. Medical "explanation" is that my body had
achieved a heightened level of tolerance to the allergens.
Until, recently -- started having stronger symptoms, again. Medical
"explanation" (it's so hard not to bemusingly say "rationalization"!)
is "your body's tolerance has worn off".
OK, that's also possible (I'm not an expert on human biology or immune
responses so can't evaluate the BS content in those statments!)
Start up the routine, again. Write the monthly checks. Yet, despite
what *appears* to be "sound reasoning", I'm always wondering if I'm
just buying expensive snake oil...
OTOH, if the lack of symptoms is purely coincidence, I can afford to
pay for that coincidence! ;-)
The potential side effects of tumeric? Yeah, the Indians for a few
thousand years. It tends to stain things yellow.
I understand what you're saying but for many things I don't see a
downside. Garlic is supposed to have beneficial effects but I just like
it. The way I slice up garlic and throw it into everything maybe it
helps, maybe not. Fish oil? Salmon, sardines, herring, and tuna aren't
safe around me whether or not it improves my lipid panels. Olive oil?
You need something in the frying pan and I'm not a fan of rapeseed oil.
Where I get suspicious is with the branded products. Buy this SuperCumer
that's prepared from specially grown tumeric harvested during the full
moon by vestal virgins. It's the real thing compared to the tumeric you
can buy by the pound at the local whole foods store.
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