Ruth Scoullar suggests eating fruit properly will improve your health. AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Column: what’s happening in Quesnel for seniors

Ruth Scoullar is back with her column for seniors

Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up and goes away… never to return. So, while we have it, it’s best we love it and care for it, fix it when it’s broken and heal it when it’s sick.

This is true for marriage and old cars and children who misbehave at times; dogs and cats with bad hips and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it. Because we are worth it. Some thing we keep like a best friend that moved away or a classmate we grew up with. There are just some things that make life important; people we know who are special and so we keep them close.

Voice for seniors

On June 21 in the Legion, chairperson Peter Nielsen introduced Debbie Strang of Northern Health, who briefly touched on new hospital plans.

MLA Coralee Oakes, who is working with a number of organizations, spoke about marriage advocates, pensions and volunteers helping with food distribution. She feels it should be more frequent than every second month. She is advocating for more funding and more resources.

One of her concerns are drivers for the elderly. It was brought to our attention that Operation Red Nose applies for any time of the year. ICBC has picked up the liability.

Representatives for the Lions Club are now taking applications for their new housing development, Silver Manor. Oakes asked that if we see people falling through the cracks to let them know. She also took questions from the floor including about the Site C dam.

One person with a sister in an assisted living facility here said that some of the residents are having a real problem being served steamed vegetables that are almost raw. Denture problems are common with many seniors.

Peter Drewcock, president of the Alzheimer’s Society, wants people to know the Family Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month (except during summer) at 1 p.m. in the hospital’s upper board room. They are looking at acquiring an alternate facilitator. Applicants would have to be willing to go to Vancouver for three a day training course.

Eating fruit

We all think eating fruit means just buying fruit, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It’s not as easy as you think. It’s important to know how and when to eat. It means not eating fruit after your meals. Fruit should be eaten on an empty stomach. If you eat fruit like that it will play a major role to detox your system, while giving you a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

Grey hair, balding, nervous outbursts, and dark circles under the eyes will not happen if you take fruit on an empty stomach. All fruit including oranges and lemons are acidic because all fruits become alkaline in our body according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruit you have the secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

Drink only fresh fruit juice, not from cans. Don’t even drink juice that has been heated up. Don’t eat cooked fruits because you don’t get the nutrients. You only get taste. Cooking destroys all vitamins. Eating whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. You can go on a three-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the three days.

Ruth Scoullar is a regular contributor to the Observer.

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