Posts Tagged ‘Save Our Bones’

May: Mother Nature’s Magic: Flowers, Trees, Healthy Bones and Mind and more!

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Despite the social distancing, the masks, and all the other “inconveniences” of COVID, when May comes along, I cannot help but feel optimistic. The flowers, the fresh air, the rain and sun are all part of May and Mother Nature’s Magic. While October is my favorite month, May is a very close second. I love how the flowers blossom in rotation: first the crocuses, forsythia and daffodils, then the tulips and new green leaves on trees, and now the amazing azaleas. Let’s be optimistic while dealing with climate change and all the other issues that seem to be related.



May is also the time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo,  which many consider a Mexican Holiday. But this is what the Internet reveals:

“… Cinco de Mayo is not an official Mexican holiday. It is celebrated more actively in some parts of the U.S. than in many parts of Mexico. The U.S. celebration of the holiday began in California in 1863 as an expression of solidarity with Mexico against the French.”

For me, this is an opportunity to share ideas for tortillas or tacos and to add color to your kitchen table. So in the next day or two I will post my ideas for this year’s Cinco de Mayo.

May is also National Osteoporosis Month and Mental Health Month, and I will be doing my ZOOM cooking class on these two topics on Friday, May 21st at 10:30 am est. I will post a link soon so you can join if you wish and will also post information from Save our Bones excellent website ( and food & mental health information from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (

I am also adding a new category: P.I.C.: Product Information Corner, where I will introduce items that I use that I consider sustainable (like those I have posted on Back to the Future), including foods, cleaning products, personal body products, etc.

So May is a busy month, a transition from the winds of winter to the balmier days of spring into summer. I will still be wearing my mask and being careful to keep my body boosted with good foods, good sleep, and good connections. Make your May healthy & magical in your own way.  ellensue


Parome Tea Update #4 Plus Additional Info on Coffee & Tea

Saturday, December 28th, 2019
This email from Paromi Tea is one of the best I received, so I am posting it in full. I also like the fact that the jars are glass covered in black so the teas do not deteriorate in the light:

Hi Ellen Sue,

Thank you for taking the time to write us.   Paromi Tea’s sachets are derived from a plant-based material called polylactic acid (PLA). The PLA can be derived from non-gmo cornstarch, beets or sugar cane.  PLA is not a petroleum-based plastic.  Our sachets are natural and biodegradable and do not leach any toxic substances when steeped in hot water.
Regarding biodegradability, when the sachets are buried in the ground, following hydrolysis, the material is completely broken down by microorganisms, after which it is eventually turned into water and CO2.  The speed of degradation varies largely depending on the temperature, moisture and ph level of the soil, as well as the types and number of microorganisms present.
I hope this information helps and please feel free to contact me should you have additional questions.
Lisa Junco – Customer Service
Paromi Tea, LLC
Fluoride in Non-Herbal Teas: What next?
P.S. I received an email from about fluoride in some non-herbal teas. Here is the excerpt:
“A study conducted in the UK found that black tea can improve bone density.5 Most of these benefits are attributed to its polyphenols. Tea, like coffee, is loaded with them. However, green and black tea both contain fluoride, which is toxic and accumulates in your bones and joints, potentially causing a painful condition called skeletal fluorosis.6″
Website author Vivian Goldschmidt, MA, lists five non-fluoride teas to try:
Hibiscus, Chamomile, Dandelion, Milk Thistle and Lemon Grass.
This article also features the benefits of caffeine when used in  moderation. Great website! Once you go to the website,, type in: “How to Enjoy Coffee and Tea Without Hurting Your Bones.” You can also click
on Articles and a search box should come up as well.