September 3rd Show
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Labor Day Weekend
aka No Laboring Weekend
September, marks the beginning of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and the start of spring in the Southern hemisphere.
The name September comes from the Latin septem for seven, since this was the seventh month of the Roman calendar. The month was named during a time when the calendar year began with March, which is why its name no longer corresponds with its placement in the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
September has three birth flowers: the forget-me-not, the morning glory and the aster. Forget-me-nots represent love and memories, asters represent love as well, and the morning glory represents unrequited love. These are all very passionate flowers.
The birth stone for the month is the sapphire. The sapphire represents clarity of thought, intuition, and peacefulness. In traditional medicine it is used to treat fevers and reduce inflammation. Sapphire reduces anxiety and procrastination and gives the wearer luck.
Fashion is about to come to the forefront in really fun and creative ways from velvet everything to schoolgirl plaids in greys, puffy coats, caplets, metal embellishments, sparkly tinsel-style pieces, navy-style overcoats, platform boots a la david bowie, one arm tops, statement chokers, statement gloves, pin-stripe suiting and pink and yellow.
Make you want to go shopping? Go through your closet first! Find pieces that are trending, put those in the front, revisit what you’ve been passing over and put it in donate and decide which new piece you’d like to bring in. If you restrict yourself to a finite number of hangers you’ll keep yourself in check with only the piece that make you excited to get dressed.
Today, September 3rd in History
1189 After the death of Henry II, Richard Lionheart is crowned King of England.
1752 Britain and the British Empire (including the American colonies) adopt the Gregorian Calendar, losing 11 days. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives.
1777 The American flag was flown in battle for the first time on this day in 1777, during a Revolutionary War skirmish at Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware.
1783 The Treaty of Paris is signed by Great Britain and the new United States, formally bringing the American Revolution to an end. The signing signified America’s status as a free nation, as Britain formally recognized the independence of its 13 former American colonies, and the boundaries of the new republic were agreed upon: Florida north to the Great Lakes and the Atlantic coast west to the Mississippi River.
1976 The unmanned US spacecraft Viking 2 lands on Mars, takes first close-up, color photos of the planet’s surface.
1971 John Lennon leaves UK for NYC, never to return
1875 Ferdinand Porsche, automotive engineer and founder of the Porsche car company. He is best known for creating the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle (Lohner-Porsche), the Volkswagen Beetle, the Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK, several other important developments and Porsche automobiles. Porsche was a member of the German Nazi party and allegedly the SS. In June 1934 Porsche received a contract from Hitler to design a "people's car" (or Volkswagen)
Clean Ducts, Registers and Change Filters
Illness season is coming so now it the time to ensure we are not adding to the problem. Your duct work most likely has mold growing in it.
Muscle and joint pain
Headache, anxiety, depression, memory loss, and visual disturbances
Immune system disturbances and fatigue
Shortness of breath
Mayo Clinic researchers say they have found the cause of most chronic sinus infections—an immune system response to fungus
To remove it, it must be professionally cleaned, if you don’t it will be blowing it through your house until you do.
To keep it at bay once cleaned, once a month you can unload a can of Lysol into your intake when the fan is running then immediately turn it off so it settles in the ducts. Don’t assume that since the humidity is dropping and the heat will be on soon that that will solve it, that just means it will dry it out to then be blown through the ducts and into your living spaces for you to breath in or to settle into the furniture, etc.
Repair any known water leaks.
Keep humidity below 50%
There is also research suggesting vitamin D could prevent mold allergies, so make sure your vitamin D levels are optimal. Taking And keep you sinuses clear by using a neti pot as spores find sinus cavity environment basically perfect.
Gutters and Downspouts.
Roof leaks are often caused by clogged gutters due to critters or excees foliage build-up.
Get rainwater collection barrels to harvest that water to use later for the garden or the yard.
Once the flu and colds start getting shared, you wont have time to work on your immune system we are going to start building it now. Keep in mind that building your immune system really means stop doing things that are known to compromise your health and do things that support your health. If you are truly healthy, your body will be able to withstand most infections you come across. Interesting to note here that when you ask people, they will almost always tell you that they are pretty healthy, when in reality its less than 10% of the population. Only 3% are considered REALLY healthy.
First we need to stop:
Sugar - the USDA's former Food Guide Pyramid recommended a total of 12 grams added sugar on a 2,200-calorie meal plan. Since one teaspoon of pure granulated sugar contains about 4 grams of this sweetener, 12 grams is the equivalent of 3 teaspoons of added sugar per day. While this amount might seem high, it's important to realize that a single 12-ounce can of cola typically contains 35-40 grams, and the average daily added sugar intake in the U.S. is approximately 200 grams.
In 1776—at the time of the American Revolution—Americans consumed about 4 lbs of sugar per person each year. By 1850, this had risen to 20 lbs, and by 1994, to 120 lbs, and now we’re closer to 160lbs.
Fructose added to foods and beverages in the form of table sugar and high fructose corn syrup in large enough amounts can trigger processes that lead to liver toxicity and other chronic diseases.
It overloads and damages your liver
It tricks your body into gaining weight and affects your insulin and leptin signaling.
It causes metabolic dysfunction. Eating too much sugar causes a barrage of symptoms known as classic metabolic syndrome. These include weight gain, abdominal obesity, decreased HDL and increased LDL, elevated blood sugar, elevated triglycerides, and high blood pressure.
It increases your uric acid levels. High uric acid levels are a risk factor for heart and kidney disease. In fact, the connection between fructose, metabolic syndrome, and your uric acid is now so clear that your uric acid level can now be used as a marker for fructose toxicity.
Dump processed foods- Sugar, salt, fat
Dump soda- did you hear about the sugar issue
Start a daily vitamin routine, science doesn’t show these specifically increasing immunity per sae, but taking them creates a healthier overall environment with less inflammation that gives your body more strength to fight infections. Supplements won’t undo the effects of a bad diet but they will maximize the benefits of a good one
Vit D 3
Omega 3’s from flax seeds, walnuts or a high quality olive oil
These dietary factors deplete magnesium:
Consumption of caffeine
Consumption of sugar (It takes 287 molecules of magnesium to metabolize a single glucose molecule!)
Consumption of processed food
Consumption of alcohol
Consumption of foods high in phytic acid
Additionally, drugs like birth control pills, hypertension medicine, diuretics, insulin, and certain antibiotics (among others) deplete magnesium levels.
Eat foods that fight infection like
Fermented foods like sauerkraut and kombucha
Wash hands with actual soap, antibacterial gels are creating new bugs and are often toxic depending on the ingredients. When you wash hands, it should be for as long as it takes you to sing the whole Happy Birthday song.
Drink water like crazy
Go to bed early- sleep is healing, mentally and physically
Drink Green Tea. Helps reduce stress, decreases inflammation, fights viruses
Happy Labor Day
Labor Day, an annual celebration of workers and their achievements, originated during one of American labor history’s most dismal chapters. For many countries, Labor Day is synonymous with, or linked with, International Workers' Day, which occurs on 1 May. For other countries, Labor Day is celebrated on a different date, often one with special significance for the labor movement in that country.
In Canada and the United States, Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September and considered the unofficial end of summer, with summer vacations ending and students returning to school around then.
According to history.com, In the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in order to eke out a basic living. Despite restrictions in some states, children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories and mines across the country, earning a fraction of their adult counterparts’ wages. People of all ages, particularly the very poor and recent immigrants, often faced extremely unsafe working conditions, with insufficient access to fresh air, sanitary facilities and breaks.
As manufacturing increasingly supplanted agriculture as the wellspring of American employment, labor unions, which had first appeared in the late 18th century, grew more prominent and vocal.
They began organizing strikes and rallies to protest poor conditions and compel employers to renegotiate hours and pay. Many of these events turned violent during this period, including the infamous Haymarket Riot of 1886, in which several Chicago policemen and workers were killed. Others gave rise to longstanding traditions: On September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square in New York City, holding the first Labor Day parade in U.S. history.
The idea of a “workingmen’s holiday,” celebrated on the first Monday in September, caught on in other industrial centers across the country, and many states passed legislation recognizing it.
Congress would not legalize the holiday until 12 years later, when a watershed moment in American labor history brought workers’ rights squarely into the public’s view. On May 11, 1894, employees of the Pullman Palace Car Company in Chicago went on strike to protest wage cuts and the firing of union representatives.
On June 26, the American Railroad Union, led by Eugene V. Debs, called for a boycott of all Pullman railway cars, crippling railroad traffic nationwide. To break the strike, the federal government dispatched troops to Chicago, unleashing a wave of riots that resulted in the deaths of more than a dozen workers. In the wake of this massive unrest and in an attempt to repair ties with American workers, Congress passed an act making Labor Day a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.
More than a century later, the true founder of Labor Day has yet to be identified.
Many credit Peter J. McGuire, cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, while others have suggested that Matthew Maguire, a secretary of the Central Labor Union, first proposed the holiday.
Labor Day is still celebrated in cities and towns across the United States with parades, picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays and other public gatherings. For many Americans, particularly children and young adults, it represents the end of the summer and the start of the back-to-school season.
Towns known for their Labor Day celebrations
Las Vegas Rated #1 searched destination for Labor Day by TripAdvisor, Comedian Kevin Hart will be hosting HartBeat Weekend, Sept. 5-6 at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. The weekend will feature two comedy shows by Hart and other comedians, and a concert by Drake at the Boulevard Pool.
Chicago: The second-to-last fireworks show on the Navy Pier takes place on Labor Day. The Chicago Jazz Festival and the North Coast Music Festival both take place over the holiday weekend.
New York City: Electric Zoo will take place Sept. 4-6, on Randall's Island.
Miami: Avoid the huge crowds and take a scenic drive out to Key Biscayne to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. You can tour the lighthouse, bike around the beach or just enjoy the sand and sun.
Orlando: Disney and Universal
LA: Fiesta Hermosa, a food, craft, music, wine and beer festival on Hermosa Beach; The Taste, L.A.'s food and wine festival; and 626 Night Market, the largest Asian night market in the U.S.
For more ideas on things to do, take a listen to our beloved Clyde Butcher talk about getting outside!