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Does anybody still remember Red Skelton, Jack Benny or Bob Hope?
Sure, we do and we who do should never forget. These people made us laugh and forget our troubles, maybe just for a little while. Often, that was enough to make Hell bearable as in World War II when these gentlemen entertained our troops, many times within ear shot of the front lines.
This ingestion of humor, hope and back-home memories lifted spirits from death, destruction and virtual hopelessness. It restored the soul.
Today, we have lost this precious gift of innocent laughter and sentimentality, appreciation of the hearth and home and community nurturing. We have grown too jaded with the modern world. We just can’t let our friends see us have virtually uncontrolled belly laughs watching The Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy or Skelton’s Gertrude and Heathcliff. No, their opinion of us matters too much…
The science tells us we were made to laugh…at others, at ourselves or at just plain silly things we do. It lifts spirits from the humdrum. It makes the blood flow better, the heart pound just a little more, and clears the pipes as we breathe more deeply. The brain rewards us with pleasure endorphins and a giddy feeling.
So, it also goes with singing….no, not listening to the radio or I-pods, etc. “Singing”, just plain singing for the fun of it …in the shower or while riding a tractor cutting hay. Why? It releases endorphins and helps restore vital memories. Researcher now tell us that memories, once recalled, are actually rewritten every time we recall them. They even say those memories are altered slightly each time this happens. Singing, it turns out, is the last vestiges of one’s self that are left for Alzheimer’s patients.
We need humor. Clean, “Knock, Knock” jokes, riddles, rhymes, limericks and silliness. We need it because it can forestall the onset of illness, relieve stress and melancholy when serious medical conditions attack and we need it for the preservation of our very souls. It might even be how God deals with the extreme disappointment in his children’s behaviors. “We make plans and God Laughs”, might just be more true than we know.
Now, how do we apply this lesson in life?
Find something everyday for which to be grateful. Then, make sure you examine your life for the silly things we do and learn to laugh at ourselves.
Next, look for recorded humor. One day I stumbled onto a lady who owned an 1897 Edison Player which used cylinders of early plastic-like material for recordings. She played one of a 1901 humorist telling jokes to a studio audience. I had never heard the jokes before and they were actually funny 114 years later! (Silly…but very funny!) We played 12 of these joke edition cylinders and laughed for over an hour. I had to wind up the machine’s spring motor after each play.
Today, even today, I smile inside at the thought of that day.
Humor plays a unique role in our species as we are the only creature that can laugh. It requires the complex concepts of self, irony, sympathy for others, disconnection from reality and disconnection from time and space. We have to be able to put ourselves in the “shoes” of others, apply cultural mores of our communities, know the limits of acceptable behavior and appreciate the talents of the story teller.
With this in mind, it is no wonder humor is good for all peoples of this world, yet…not all humor is understood everywhere; for precisely the reasons stated above. However, scientifically speaking, the good qualities of humor are universal!
I very well remember an elderly gentleman in my community who, try as he might, could never tell a joke to its completion…yet everybody essentially got it and laughed every time. We felt good and he thought the next time he’d do better…he never did. He knew he was appreciated regardless.
I genuinely believe that “evil” does not like humor in its purest form; clean, funny and uplifting. Perhaps, this is why it is now out of vogue for people to tell real belly bouncing jokes and situation humor. We almost have to cower and quake in out boots each day with fear of something…perhaps of tomorrow, just to seem as normal as everyone else. Case in point: a teacher showed a Laurel and Hardy comedy clip examining the 1930’s. She wanted to test if humor would modify attitudes about our modern life.
After the clip, she asked each 5th grader what they wanted to be in 20 years. One young fellow showed her clearly the depth of modern society’s effects, “To be alive…this planet is dying.”
Again, I go back to my childhood and my answer every time I was asked such a question, “An astronaut!” I believed in tomorrow and I could go home each day at 3:30 o’clock and watch Bugs Bunny and Popeye. I laughed and I dreamed.
We cannot ever go home. I know that, too. Times change; I know that, too. But, we can laugh… We Must Laugh and we must always remember.
It’s good for our bellies, or dispositions and our souls.
Energize your life with Time Challenger Original Formula and laugh at the old you….
Would others say you have patience? What is it anyway?
Many people today confuse tolerance for genuine patience. That annoying fellow in the office next door, your brother-in-law…right; they require patience. Not really, just a healthy dose of tolerance and occasional tongue biting.
Okay, I view patience as a true virtue. My little German grandmother had it and it was demonstrated through her relentless micro-knitting of a table cloth that relatives nearly threw in the trash after she passed away 45 years ago. A cousin rescued it and cherished it for the sheer appreciation of her effort (12 years of past time labor).
Then, please remember the lady at the four-way stop that motioned you to go ahead although she clearly got to the stop before you…patience. What about the fellow who you have seen in a café whose order was forgotten and then politely allowed the wait staff to correct the problem.
Was that you? What excuse do you have for not having patience? It seems downright silly to honk your horn in traffic where every other person is in the same situation…right? But, we do it anyway.
Recently, I was in a foreign country and was visiting a friend. Suddenly, he flew into a mild rage and shouted, “Look at the time!!! Your plane leaves in 45 minutes and we’re 10 miles from the airport! We have to go now!!!” We jumped in the car and made our way to the nearest freeway…no luck, blocked by traffic…lagged along for 10 minutes all the while with his horn “clearing the road ahead”…by a good ½ car length in 3 blocks! Muttering, cursing and finally banging the steering wheel we finely made it to the airport with 10 minutes to spare.
“How do you stay so cool in this situation?” he asked as we took the suitcases from the trunk.
“Simple, I make it to my flight or I don’t. I still get home eventually.” By the way, the flight was well over an hour late arriving at the departure gate. So, we ate supper, quietly.
So, this is where it gets interesting.
PATIENCE WAS ONE OF THE TWO PRIME ATTRIBUTES OF PEOPLE OVER 100 YEARS OF AGE. The other was having something to sink your teeth into regarding a purpose to live: most popular was living to serve others.
Our reserves of natural patience are generally used up the time we arrive from across town having fought traffic for upwards of an hour. Then, we dive into our favorite cup of “Joe”, adding another factor to our already Low Patience Factor. So, exactly how does this affect our health and well-being?
The first thing to suffer is the potential for Road Rage. With patience frazzled and possibly a poor sleep habit, the chances of irritating others on the road dramatically increases. Today…that’s not a good idea. People do really mean and sometime deadly things to fellow drivers. Next, maintain a good relationship with fellow co-workers can suffer. I personally remember in the 70”s a middle aged office worker in our company who routinely consumed a whole pot of coffee by herself. By eleven o’clock, everyone avoided Brenda…self preservation.
If we go to a job we hate everyday, our health suffers and we also can bring this “war” on our nerves home to the spouse and the kids. People are even known to kick the dog after a hard day. My neighbor’s dog bit him once and that nonsense stopped thereafter.
Families can suffer from lack of patience especially with children. It’s not pleasant when parents hit kids instead of loving them. I once worked at a Home Depot after retirement. One day before Christmas a large, burly man smelling of booze desperately ask for help finding his boy in the store. We immediately launched a “Code Adam” and went into an immediate lockdown. We searched for 45 minutes; with each passing moment hearing the father proclaim what he was going to do to the child when he found him…
Finally, the boy was located hiding under a lumber rack. The father bellowed like a wild moose and charged to that part of the store. He jerked the 6 year old child violently from under the lumber and raised a hand to “Learn Him Something.” I stepped between the boy and his father and gently took the child’s other hand and the free hand of the father. “Please Thank God Right Now That No One Took This Beautiful Gift From You. It’s Christmas tomorrow and you have something to celebrate.” The hand came down, his head bowed and tears fell. He got on one knee and hugged his son. Then he looked up and quietly said, “Thank you.”
The store manager blessed me out for interfering but admitted after the dress-down that he would have done the same thing. I looked at him and said, “He was never going to hit me…I’m his size.”
That was a bit foolhardy but I felt my quiet patience with the man and his son would work a whole lot better that confrontation.
Our health really does depend on what we think and what we feel. Our brains regulate many sites in our bodies which produce hormones and endorphins. In turn, these human chemicals cause various actions to take place. If we fly into a rage at someone, the fight or flight response is activated. In “caveman” times we would either fight or run away. Either way the endorphins were used up in the excitement.
Not so today. These powerful chemicals can cause adverse effects such as high blood pressure, irritability later on and a whole lot of loss of patience for hours thereafter. My friend at the airport had difficulty getting down his meal as we waited them extra hour’s delay…all “nerves”.
So, let’s apply some thoughts to theses “lesson in life”.
Get more sleep.
Drink less coffee when you have gotten “revved up” an hour or two before…traffic
Think before you speak…(Grandma said count to 10)
Avoid judging a “book by its cover”…give a new person in the office time to show their “heart”
Laugh long and loud to old Laurel and Hardy videos…then, calmly close your eyes and let the fun feed your soul… it builds patience
Finally, love someone and always forgive them till there is nothing between you and them but deep trust…and quiet patience.
Be patient and Be Well.
Time Challenger Original Formula has a calming ingredient called Resveratrol.
Just a moment ago I watched my wife diligently preparing produce for refrigeration. She’d made her weekly trek for our groceries and was now cleaning, disinfecting and rinsing each apple, orange, cucumber, etc, in a bath of 2 gallons of water and one cup of Colloidal Silver.
She accomplishes several things with this: the veggies and fruit are sanitized (dirt is washed off), most pesticides are removed (as best as possible since some penetrate the food), and the items are essentially sterilized with the silver colloid water. This helps keep the food fresher much longer.
Since You Asked
Jerry Petermann, 2017
Many of you have asked questions over the years; questions I have found to be interesting, challenging and occasionally disturbing. Nonetheless, each deserve an answer as best as can be given without practicing medicine or giving specific medical advice. Let’s just say, my answers will address issues and attitudes and hopefully invoke science and common sense in response.
When I was only 10 years old (1960) my 86-year-old grandmother and I were having a conversation about doctors, health and things not quite right with the medical world. By that time, it had been four years since my adopted mother had died from a genetic heart condition and serious over medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Steroids had recently been discovered and dose rates were still being worked out. Essentially, every patient was a lab rat.
By Jerry Petermann
Mumbo Jumbo? Any truth that just thinking about something can have an effect on your health?
Yes! Yes, it can and in a big way. Also, being sick can have a Giant effect on your mental state. So, what to do. Find out just what is going on….here we go.
The human mind controls just about everything in the body. Is it not true that thoughts lead to actions? You think about going hiking and you do it. You think about going to get a chicken dinner and you do it. The mind influences the body to action; muscles move and blood flows and soon we are getting the task at hand done. Conversely, we feel bad and our minds tell us to rest, take an aspirin and put our feet up…right?
By Jerry Peterman, 2016
Often, people discover medications prescribed by their doctor, or more likely doctors, have contraindications. They visit one physician and then, upon recommendations from a friend, visit a totally different one.
Neither doctor is aware of the other and each may prescribe meds separately…a dangerous combination! But, what is a contraindication? My grandfather would have referred to it as one of those big, 50 cent words. It simply means meds in conflict with other meds. Some are harmless but some put you 6 feet under.
So, we at Time Challenger Labs International, Inc. are often asked about conflicts with meds and our supplements. They are surprised to learn; we have no known conflicts, at least in the last 12 years of work. We have seen none.
So, now that this little and potentially deadly possibility has been put to rest exactly what is Synergy? The title needs explaining. Here goes:
Synergy is defined as two or more items, events or people which have commonality and produce interaction which is often greater than the individual inputs.
By Jerry Petermann
Time Challenger Labs International, Inc., maker of Time Challenger Mitochondrial Nutrition systems was recently asked to relate actual instances of product success. This is important since Time Challenger is used by so many around the country and across the world.
Time Challenger was developed over 12 years ago. The base formula was created from information gathered over the Internet and in research journals. It was the first product in the United States to address the problem of depleted mitochondria in our cells, the material which extracts energy from the food we consume. It was noted a few years earlier that aging was in fact a mitochondrial “disease” as the death or mutations of this precious material lead to our eventual demise no matter what ordinary vitamins and herbs we were to consume. The scientific research pointed to special material that, if consumed in the exact ratios and at the proper times and in the correct amounts would restore mitochondrial functions.
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