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Protecting yourself from computer radiation and my morning cup of joe

My Friday Five: Five things I've been implementing and exploring this week.



Health idea I've implemented: Coffee Del Rey Organic Ethiopian Whole Bean Coffee

I discovered these local roasters at McKinney Farmer's Market last year. The next week I visited them off 75 in Plano and spent more time that you think you could watching beans turn over. The staff is always friendly and knowledgable. They'll tell you their favorites and help you pick one to satisfy your palate.


Product I'm discovering: DefenderPad Laptop EMF Radiation Heat Shield

Computer and mobile phone radiation is a real concern of mine. It's one of those concerns that is on my mind regularly, but I don't make many changes to limit my exposure. My laptop is rarely sitting on a desk when I'm using it. I am usually in a treatment room with a patient and it is on my lap or sitting in a chair writing. I attended a weekend German Acupuncture seminar with some friends and one of them was using the DefenderPad and for some lucky reason she had an extra one. If nothing else it did keep my legs from getting hot and I didn't feel that weird icky feeling in my hips I often get when I work on my lap. I'm looking for other ways to protect myself because I know I probably won't limit my usage anytime soon. If you know of a good way to protect yourself form cell phone and computer radiation please let me know.


Quote I'm meditating: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ― Margaret Mead


Book I'm reading: The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer's Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss by Nancy Mace and Peter Rabins

A patient told me about The 36-Hour Day. I would say it is more of a reference book in all of its 600+ pages, but the information is helpful and offers great suggestions. I think this is a wonderful companion book for anyone you know that is caring for a loved one with memory loss.


Music I'm listening to: River by Leon Bridges

This isn't a get up and dance song, but it's haunting chorus stays with me for days. If you click here the Texas native talks about where he was in his life when he wrote this song.


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