The Protector 09.02.17

Being bred to work hard all day means that most Aussies are not content to be couch potatoes, although Aussies have individual characters and some are more sedate and quiet-natured than others. For the most part, however, these are high energy dogs who need a purpose in their lives-a job as it were. Owners must be committed to give these dogs the time and attention they require through play and training, for as with any dog, undirected energy can turn towards destructive behaviors such as digging and chewing. Running, jumping, and rough-housing are all a part of being a normal Aussie.

The Austrailan Shepherd Club of America

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We all need a sense of purpose in our lives.  Dogs do too.

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Is a Gluten-Free Diet a Good Choice?

Celiac disease isn’t all that common. Yet in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers reported that a growing number of U.S. adults are going gluten-free.

Source: Is a Gluten-Free Diet a Good Choice?

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away I had a friend who suffered from Celiac disease.  He was tall, thin and had a hard time keeping his weight up.  We would share a bottle of wine, solve the world’s problems, and figure out what to cook for dinner.

This was the origin of Refrigerator Stir Fry.

Recipe to follow.

Fresh Fruit Protects Against Diabetes, Complications – Medpage Today

Among individuals without diabetes at baseline, daily fruit consumption was associated with a 12% lower risk for getting diabetes compared to never or rarely eating fresh fruit (hazard ratio 0.88; 95% CI 0.83-0.93; P<0.001); this corresponded to a difference of 0.2 percentage points in 5-year absolute risk, said a research team led by Huaidong Du, MD, PhD, of Oxford University in England.

Source: Fresh Fruit Protects Against Diabetes, Complications | Medpage Today