Daily Archives: January 2, 2015

You want pro-biotics? Drink kefir.

Drink kefir

FOUR species in Brown Cow All Natural Yogurt
Lactobacillus acidophilus (PB8, kefir)
Lactobacillus bificus (B. bifidum, PB8)
Lactobacillus bulgaricus (kefir)
Streptococcus thermophilus (kefir)

EIGHT species in Nutrition Now PB8, ranked Best Value by Lab Door
Bifidobacterium animalis
Bifidobacterium bifidum (L. bificus, yogurt)
Bifidobacterium longum
Lactobacillus acidophilus (yogurt, kefir)
Lactobacillus casei (kefir)
Lactobacillus plantarum (kefir)
Lactobacillus rhamnosus (kefir)
Lactobacillus salivarius

FIFTY-SIX species in milk kefir made with live kefir grains
Acetobacter aceti
Acetobacter rasens
(Note: Candida albicans is the bad one)
Candida friedrichii
Candida humilis
Candida inconspicua
Candida maris
Candida rancens
Candida tenuis
Candida Yarrowia lipolytica (Candida lipolytica)
Cryptococcus humicolus
Debaryomyces hansenii (Candida famata)
Debaryomyces [Schwanniomyces] occidentalis
Dekkera anomala (Brettanomyces anomalus)
Enterococcus durans
Galactomyces geotrichum (Geotrichum candidum)
Issatchenkia orientalis (Candida krusei)
Kluyveromyces bulgaricus
Kluyveromyces lactis var. lactis
Kluyveromyces lodderae
Kluyveromyces marxianus (Candida kefyr)
Lactobacillus acidophilus
Lactobacillus brevis [Possibly now Lb. kefiri]
Lactobacillus casei subsp. casei
Lactobacillus casei subsp. rhamnosus
Lactobacillus cellobiosus
Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus
Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. lactis
Lactobacillus fermentum
Lactobacillus fructivorans
Lactobacillus helveticus
Lactobacillus helveticus subsp. lactis
Lactobacillus hilgardii
Lactobacillus kefiri
Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens subsp. kefiranofaciens
Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens subsp. kefirgranum
Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei
Lactobacillus parakefiri
Lactobacillus plantarum
Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis
Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar. diacetylactis
Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris
Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris
Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. mesenteroides
Leuconostoc dextranicum
Pichia fermentans (C. firmetaria)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Saccharomyces exiguus
Saccharomyces humaticus
Saccharomyces pastorianus
Saccharomyces subsp. torulopsis holmii
Saccharomyces turicensis sp. nov
Saccharomyces unisporus
(Note: Streptococcus pyogenes is the bad one)
Streptococcus paracitrovorus
Streptococcus thermophilus
Torulaspora delbrueckii
Zygosaccharomyces rouxii



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The waiting room was empty when we got there, so she was called back in just a few minutes. In the 40 minutes or so I was waiting for her about 10 patients came in. All minorities and all with children. The most striking was a young Hispanic couple with three kids,including one in a car carrier,and she was about six months pregnant. While they and the baby went back they left the other two,both under five years old,unattended,playing and chattering in Spanish. Maybe they didn’t get the memo…they only need one kid for an anchor baby. Unless they found out the more kids you have the bigger your refund from the taxes you didn’t pay.

DW got a prescription for a medication that couldn’t be called in initially,it had to be presented in person. This was a true test of my devotion to my beloved child bride. Noon,on a Friday,the day after the EBT cards get their money put on them. We caught a tremendous break in that there was a car backing out of the last available handicapped parking spot and I caught another when I found an electric cart outside the Subway inside the store. Some old guy started cussing,but all’s fair in love and war…and this was war.(Kidding,I just found the cart). You can’t imagine what it’s like trying to maneuver an electric cart through the pharmacy when there are people clogging every aisle. As far as the eye could see,there were shopping carts heaped full of junk,the most popular item being the industrial-sized boxes of disposable diapers. Nearly everyone had them.

While we were waiting for them to fill her meds we had lunch. Then she went back to get her script and I went after a couple grocery items. While I waited for her,two older black ladies were standing near the entrance,one with a big O2 tank like I used to use. I offered her my cart,which she gratefully accepted. When we got to the parking lot there were 3…count ’em…3 cars with handicapped plaquards waiting for one car in the opposite aisle to pull out. DW tapped on the window of the old ladies’ car that was directly behind us that we were leaving right away,so she backed up and let us out. Those of you who are not handicapped have no idea how fierce the competition is,especially with the lucrative business of lawyers getting people on disability when they’re too young for social security and don’t qualify for unemployment.

It’s 2pm and we’re meeting D#1 and her hubby at our favorite Italian restaurant,but I got my machine fixed by remote yesterday and it’s working much better. He did some deep scans that took over 5 hours and removed a lot of infected files and it’s running much better. Plus I haven’t posted much in awhile.








Its gonna be a very long two years




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Climate Facts

Earth’s sea ice expanded to record levels as 2014 ended. (Note to alarmists: God is in charge of the climate, not you.)

1978-2014 Sea Ice

NASA discovers that the excess carbon dioxide we’re pumping into the atmosphere is making the tropical rainforests grow faster.

2014_12 30 CO2 makes tropical rainforest grow


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