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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

fall garden, tv shortens life

the fall garden is the best time to garden here in central texas
timing is the secret to success
and rainfall

tomatoes, cucumber, squash ,okra, egg plants, peppers should
already be in-however the hot dry weather has made this a real
challenge even for the best gardeners
mine have really struggled so far

i summer my okra, egg plants, and peppers over from the spring
they take off in production as the fall cools off
these are the things you can plant in later september and october
for a successful fall garden
cole crops (usually early october) such as cabbage, broccoli,
brussels sprouts, kale, collards, kohirabi, then radishes, and beans

beets, swiss chard, lettuce, spinach, asian greens, garlic,
and pea can be planted in mid october

you can get quite an assortment of veggies planted in the fall and
they do well without having to battle the heat like we had in the
late spring this year

planting a 4 ft by 8 ft bed can produce quite a few crops for
you this fall

i look forward to planting my fall garden starting next month and
then extending planting into october
many of these will produce well up to the first frost in november
and the cole crops, lettuce, spinash, and beets will usually make it
through the winter here if protected during our cold spells

try the fall winter garden-just hope for cooler temps and rain
its usually the best time to garden here

for every 60 minutes of tv watching (22 minutes is how many
minutes of commercials are in a 60 minute show) shortens the lifespan by 22

those who watch over 6 hours of tv a day live 5 years less than
those who dont

smoking one cigarrete  shortens your lifespan by 11 minutes

smoking and watching tv must really be bad for you

its not the tv watching that shortens the lifespan as much as
the lifestyle of some one who watches too much tv
they tend to have poorer eating habits, exercise less, and have
worse healthy lifestyles

wonder if you use a dvr and skip the commercials if it
would make your live longer
i sure hope so

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