Dow Inc. Custom Renovations

Starting a new project is always a fun and exciting set of solutions based on teamwork, communication and talented professionals all striving to make a positive contribution to the community. Our team prides itself on the excellence of execution.

There is many behind the scenes tasks such as permitting, engineering,architectural drawings and a first class developer that knows how to get things done. Jeffrey Roberts and his development team are instrumental in working with Dow inc. to help deliver a first class finish product.

 There has been a great deal of diplomacy on the part of all parties involved including some great neighbors eager to see the improvements to come. To say that we are squeezed for space is an understatement and one that has involved a myriad of solutions in order to accomplish all material storage and site preparations while maintaining a safe secure environment in which to work.

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With site work well underway we advance our efforts into a couple of different areas simultaneously. Making choices that best suit our current conditions (weather, and our ever expanding amount of room to move). We have excavated and poured concrete for the footers on all 3 buildings with 90% of the block work completed in the back foundation.

Our next task will be to fill this back foundation with compatible material and run our plumbing lines in the week ahead.

The other area of the project we expanded into was demolition, in order to improve the structural integrity of older structures we must first remove the parts of the building that must be repaired or replaced.

With the coordinated contributions of the parties involved in this enhancement we will now move on to the next phases of the process and be happy to have all of you follow along with our progress.

Thank you for taking a few minutes to read about the project  and be sure to follow along for next week’s update.

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Where do you get your Protein?

Where do you get your Protein?

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Since I have lost over 100 pounds and live basically on a plant based diet consisting of many different vegetables and the 7 friendly fruits , I am often asked, “Where do you get your protein from and how much do you consume on a daily basis?”So many people believe we need to maintain higher levels of protein in our diet. That is a myth.

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In fact, excess protein is the opposite of healthy. When you consume too much protein it has an adverse effect on the liver, kidneys and heart causing them to work much harder than they need to, and depending on the type of protein that you are eating, the amount of sodium bicarbonate that is released to alkalize the acidic food that you are ingesting is far greater for animal protein. For example: Your body is going to have to produce a lot more sodium bicarbonate to alkalize ingested animal proteins than it is to alkalize a predigested vegetable slurry that easily passes through the stomach and into the digestive tract.
And there are many studies suggesting that excess animal protein may promote the growth of cancer cells, cause digestive problems, and harmful mineral imbalances.

The Institute of Medicine recommends that” adults get a minimum of 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight per day.

0.8grams x 60 kilos (132 pounds) = 48 grams of protein a day; conversion: 1 pound = 2.2 kilos.”

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Picture a 10,000 pound elephant,with the average weight of his heart alone weighing 26 to 46 pounds, being constructed solely of grasses, leaves,seeds ,nuts and fruits , or a 400lb gorilla with a powerful heavily muscled frame, that was fortified by primarily plants such as leaves, stems, roots, seeds and fruit . Many plants have an alkalizing effect on the body. Which means less aches and pains, freedom from disease, better sleep, happier moods, improved memory and concentration, more efficient digestion and overall better health.

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Although an important part of our diet, the truth is that loading up on extra protein substantially increases caloric intake. Although I’m not a big proponent of counting calories,adding those excess calories is again making our body work much harder than it has to, depleting our energy supplies.
I would much rather count chemicals, concerning myself more with removing harmful poisonous chemicals from my food supply.

What Is Protein?

Protein is one of the three macronutrients needed by our bodies.
The other two are carbohydrates and healthy fats.
Our bodies function best with all three present for growth, metabolism, and for other bodily functions.

Can We Eat Too Much Protein?

In my opinion, anything that causes your body to work harder than it should, is counter productive to achieving optimal health.

Dr. M. Ted Morter writes in his book, Your Health…Your Choice…,

“The paradox of protein is that it is not only essential but also potentially health-destroying. Cells overburdened with protein become toxic.”

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There are roughly 20 common amino acids, with 8 of them considered essential for adults,and another 4 essential for children and infants. The essential ones for adults are:

– isoleucine
– leucine
– valine
– methionine
– phenylalanine
– threonine
– tryptophan
– lysine.

Additionally, cysteine, tyrosine, histidine and arginine are required by infants and children.

The Roles Each Amino Acid Plays

“The branched-chain amino acids are isoleucine, leucine and valine and these are the amino acids responsible for muscle structure.

The amino acids tyrosine, phenylalanine and tryptophan are the aromatic amino acids, having a side chain with a ring-shaped formation and are necessary for the production of the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin.
Serotonin is important for healthy and restful sleep as well as elevating and stabilizing mood and in the modulation of human sexuality, appetite, and metabolism. Melatonin is important in the regulation of the circadian rhythms, (the interior body clock), and is a powerful antioxidant associated with the protection of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA.

Lysine plays an important role in absorbing and conserving calcium and in the formation of collagen. Too little lysine in the diet can lead to kidney stones and other health related problems including fatigue, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, agitation, bloodshot eyes, slow growth, anemia, and reproductive disorders. At risk for a low lysine disorder could be vegetarians who follow a macrobiotic diet and athletes involved in frequent vigorous exercise.”
                     ~The No Meat Athlete~
                            Runs on Plants

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Do I Need to Combine
Protein Sources

Another protein myth is that we need to combine protein sources to get all of the essential amino acids. Most all foods contain protein. Vegetables, beans and non animal foods have more than adequate  amounts of protein  forming amino acids in some quantity.
If you are consuming a large selection
of plant based foods throughout the day ,you are surely getting enough complete protein.
    ~Scott Jacobs ~

Where do you get your Protein?

Where do you get your Protein?

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Since I have lost over 100 pounds and live basically on a plant based diet consisting of many different vegetables and the 7 friendly fruits , I am often asked, “Where do you get your protein from and how much do you consume on a daily basis?”So many people believe we need to maintain higher levels of protein in our diet. That is a myth.

image

In fact, excess protein is the opposite of healthy. When you consume too much protein it has an adverse effect on the liver, kidneys and heart causing them to work much harder than they need to, and depending on the type of protein that you are eating, the amount of sodium bicarbonate that is released to alkalize the acidic food that you are ingesting is far greater for animal protein. For example: Your body is going to have to produce a lot more sodium bicarbonate to alkalize ingested animal proteins than it is to alkalize a predigested vegetable slurry that easily passes through the stomach and into the digestive tract.
And there are many studies suggesting that excess animal protein may promote the growth of cancer cells, cause digestive problems, and harmful mineral imbalances.

The Institute of Medicine recommends that” adults get a minimum of 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight per day.

The Institute of Medicine recommends that” adults get a minimum of 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight per day.

0.8grams x 60 kilos (132 pounds) = 48 grams of protein a day; conversion: 1 pound = 2.2 kilos.”

image

Picture a 10,000 pound elephant,with the average weight of his heart alone weighing 26 to 46 pounds, being constructed solely of grasses, leaves,seeds ,nuts and fruits , or a 400lb gorilla with a powerful heavily muscled frame, that was fortified by primarily plants such as leaves, stems, roots, seeds and fruit . Many plants have an alkalizing effect on the body. Which means less aches and pains, freedom from disease, better sleep, happier moods, improved memory and concentration, more efficient digestion and overall better health.

image

Although an important part of our diet, the truth is that loading up on extra protein substantially increases caloric intake. Although I’m not a big proponent of counting calories,adding those excess calories is again making our body work much harder than it has to, depleting our energy supplies.
I would much rather count chemicals, concerning myself more with removing harmful poisonous chemicals from my food supply.

What Is Protein?

Protein is one of the three macronutrients needed by our bodies.
The other two are carbohydrates and healthy fats.
Our bodies function best with all three present for growth, metabolism, and for other bodily functions.

Can We Eat Too Much Protein?

In my opinion, anything that causes your body to work harder than it should, is counter productive to achieving optimal health.

Dr. M. Ted Morter writes in his book, Your Health…Your Choice…,

“The paradox of protein is that it is not only essential but also potentially health-destroying. Cells overburdened with protein become toxic.”

image

There are roughly 20 common amino acids, with 8 of them considered essential for adults,and another 4 essential for children and infants. The essential ones for adults are:

– isoleucine
– leucine
– valine
– methionine
– phenylalanine
– threonine
– tryptophan
– lysine.

Additionally, cysteine, tyrosine, histidine and arginine are required by infants and children.

The Roles Each Amino Acid Plays

“The branched-chain amino acids are isoleucine, leucine and valine and these are the amino acids responsible for muscle structure.

The amino acids tyrosine, phenylalanine and tryptophan are the aromatic amino acids, having a side chain with a ring-shaped formation and are necessary for the production of the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin.
Serotonin is important for healthy and restful sleep as well as elevating and stabilizing mood and in the modulation of human sexuality, appetite, and metabolism. Melatonin is important in the regulation of the circadian rhythms, (the interior body clock), and is a powerful antioxidant associated with the protection of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA.

Lysine plays an important role in absorbing and conserving calcium and in the formation of collagen. Too little lysine in the diet can lead to kidney stones and other health related problems including fatigue, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, agitation, bloodshot eyes, slow growth, anemia, and reproductive disorders. At risk for a low lysine disorder could be vegetarians who follow a macrobiotic diet and athletes involved in frequent vigorous exercise.”
                     ~The No Meat Athlete~
                            Runs on Plants

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Do I Need to Combine
Protein Sources

Another protein myth is that we need to combine protein sources to get all of the essential amino acids. Most all foods contain protein. Vegetables, beans and non animal foods have more than adequate  amounts of protein  forming amino acids in some quantity.
If you are consuming a large selection
of plant based foods throughout the day ,you are surely getting enough complete protein.
    ~Scott Jacobs ~

Planting Seeds of Lack

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I want to share something with all of you based on my experience.
The knowledge that I have acquired since my transition to a more spiritual place.
When this first all happened to me,
I didn’t know exactly what was taking place, since I started living an alkaline lifestyle, I have become a human transmitter.
Feeding my body electron rich food, filled my cells with the missing necessary components for optimal health.
It also provided me with something else.
I was now experiencing a higher vibration, at the time I didn’t know what it was, it just felt better,
I felt more love for myself and others I felt more connected.

You see we are all light beings and we are all capable at anytime to use our thoughts to create our desired effects. For me filling my own body with living fuel and eliminating as many chemicals as possible sparked my creativity. I was no longer coming from a place of lack.

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Previously it was all about lack, I was dwelling on how badly I felt, thus creating a lack of health, and constantly complaining about what I wanted or needed most. Again creating lack of what I had been complaining about.

Once I started to think clearly and feel grateful for what I already had I was filled with the desire to create more.

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Choosing more of that same feeling raising my vibration even higher. You see when you feel good or you even just feel a little better it raises your vibration.

But if you stop and dwell on any negative thoughts and allow them to creep in at all, vibration begins to slow and before you know it you are creating an environment of lack.

I find that creating whatever I am passionate about at the moment and then moving on to whatever I am passionate about next always keeps me in a state of joy and raises my vibration.

It is so important to never become attached to the outcome of anything.

There just might be a better way, one that I never thought of, and my vibrational frequency at the time will provide what I truly desire.

I remember a television advertisement a few years ago saying “The mind is a terrible thing to waste” and by thinking negatively and becoming attached to a current situation our vibration lowers, our vibrational frequency basically changes our channel. We are wasting the power of our creative thought.

Feeling good about whatever we are doing is what matters, that is what creates joy. We have the power within us, within our thoughts to do be or do anything we choose.

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Raise your vibration to a place of love, a place of gratitude. When you begin to feel grateful, for everything and everyone around you, it can’t help but change the outcome of your day.

Try for yourself just do everything based on love and gratitude, don’t complain, watch the changes that come into your life, how they affect the people around you.

Treat everyone around you with love, respect and kindness, in reality, how you treat others is how you are treating yourself.

We are all parts of the same being, treating others poorly is like treating part of yourself poorly.

Think of yourself as the Johnny Appleseed of the spiritual world.
Planting seeds and moving on leaving a trail of fruit bearing trees behind you , not thinking ,and dwelling ,on the result of planting those seeds.

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Most all of them will bear fruit for all to enjoy. When you are passionate about what you’re doing ,it does not seem like work, it is joyful ,blissful, you can’t wait for your feet to hit the floor, to climb out of bed and start your day. Just like the story of Johnny Appleseed, he loved planting trees, he loved to spread the growth of life throughout the world.

He left a trail of wonder and beauty behind him ,flourishing, beautiful fruit-bearing trees all across the world.
To be enjoyed for centuries by millions and millions of people.
That’s a perfect example of manifesting your desires. His desire to have a world filled with apple trees was his passion.

He did not dwell on just one tree, he planted one and made sure it was perfectly positioned to grow and then moved on to what made him happy.

Planting seeds one after another never focusing on one particular event or tree never allowing negative thoughts and deterioration of belief to creep in.
~Scott Jacobs ~

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