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Don’t use Westminster Memorial Park, Westminster California Fails

My Mother-in-law died 9 months ago and was buried December 14th, 2014,  and we buried her at the Park with the rest of her family in Westminster California. Her name was Hope Coleman.

Westminster Memorial park was in charge of the burial and the gravestone. The sales person said he submitted the paperwork a few days after her burial and we still do not have a grave marker for her. My wife is grieved over this.

Our family has grace and we have given multiple grace to the sales person and to the main office of the park, and they have since failed. We have had to send them the copies of the paperwork we filled out and sent to them 2 times as they have misplaced them.

Yesterday, Sept 9th, 2015 my wife visited her grave and found the headstone was still not in place. At the grave site she called and spoke to the salesperson and he asked again for the paperwork. The conversation did not go well as she said it was not acceptable.

Going forward, it is my suggestion to have your service and burial at another place and avoid this disorganized organization.

There is more but this is all I have time for.

Eric Kirkhuff

Link to Yelp Reviews Here

14801 Beach Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683
714-893-2421

The Yelp comments are low, 1 1/2 stars….

 

 

Atrial Fibrillation – AFIB & Coffee Under Control

HAVA CUP of Coffee?… Don’t most of us love that first cup in the morning. It is great, no it’s wonderful, and those that don’t just don’t get it.

I have been drinking 3-5 cups and more of coffee my whole adult life. Last year I was diagnosed with having Arterial Flutter, (affectionately known as AFib,  which annoying at best. You will be amazed on how many people have this and blow it off or do not get it diagnosed).

After several panic attacks and ER visits and stays for observation and thinking I was going to die, testing my reactions and trying some drugs to control it, not much was working well to keep it at bay. Under the care of Kaiser, I have been quite pleased with my Doctors and Nurse Practitioners, NPR Denise Middleton, Cardiologist Dr. Mark Timothy Deboer, Dr. David Cesario, M.D. Electro-cardiologist specialist in ablations.   
Daily, Doctors experiment on what they should do for you. You are their science experience and they have less than 15 minutes at a time to figure out what prescribe or do next. The old, “take two aspirins and call me in the morning” Why do you think the medical industry calls Doctors work a Practice? My opinion, Afib is one of the most illogical health issues on the planet. Hard to pin down a regiment that will work. You must be proactive and work with them, and use your own logic and give them solid information, so they can make better choices.

Early on, I was asked by my Doctor to stop drinking coffee, and I blew that off until about 40 days ago. I stopped drinking “cold turkey” and any symptoms, no headaches, a little tired, but thats it. Then I realized that I really did like that one cup in the morning, so I allowed myself one cup in the morning, none at night.

15 days into it, with LITTLE or NO  coffee, I have little or no symptoms of Afib, yes I am more tired, but that is ok. I have had better, less interrupted nights sleep than ever.

#HAPPYHAPPYHAPPY #Sel-fDiagnosedThankYou

Heart attack and Water

I thought I would post this as it make perfect sense and it cannot hurt to follow it.

Heart Attack & Water

Something I didn’t know either! I asked my Doctor why do I and other people urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor = Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell).

When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement.

I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.
Correct time to drink water… Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!

Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:

2 glasses of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack

Still Juicing and My health

It has been quite some time now and like any good system that you use, if it works don’t tweak it much.

I have had my days where I have not juiced but I punish myself and eat less and double up on my juice and maybe change up my exercise.

Sugar is my #1 enemy, but I have been doing good and still weigh 187-189 consistently, and is still the 17LBS I lost when I did my Juicing reboot.

Remember, each person has different metabolic rates, that are affected by age, workouts, and types of foods you eat on a daily basis. It seems like it is easier to lose weight when you work at home or close to the office, or your work,  because you can control what you eat. Keep Raw Almonds, apples, and Carrots handy.

I find that eating 2 peanut butter filled celery sticks in the morning after my coffee really helps keep me focused and not hungry till about 10Am.

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Thinking about health and Supplimental Anything

Most do not think too much about health or its affects till you round 45-50 years of age until stuff starts breaking.  Torn knees from football, or Shoulders from another sport, prostate, Cholesterol, etc..

Probably around that time it is not too late but if you have not been taking care of yourself by monitoring what you intake and your activity, your going to play some hard catch-up.

The reality that you need to find “time” in your day/week for you . Unless you are independently wealthy, can afford a full time trainer, you going to try and fit in whatever time you can get for your body somewhere in “Life”.  This will not be easy and you got to be disciplined.

When it comes to exercise, whatever you do, go slow and do not over do it.  You may be trying to undo 40 years plus of fast food with little exercise, soooo TAKE IT SLOW.

There are many people that are going to give you advice, for both exercise and what to eat and take. My best friend Steve Gibbs said something that pretty much sums it up, “If it tastes good, pretty much it is probably got stuff in it that is not good for you”

So, what do you do? Learn from research on the net, taking to others, gathering an opinion on things your body needs and for now try to hit the middle, read allot. Use your caloric intake as a guide when you eat.

Iphone has an food app called “Lose it” that helps you get and idea  of what you when your on the move.  But you say “I do not have time to enter all that information!!”.  Details … Lose It Developer
Yeah I get it, it is a real inconvenience to find the time to enter it during your busy day so try doing at the END of each day.  None of this is perfect and is not an exacting science.  Record this for about a week and at the end of one week or two you have a good idea of what you will be eating. Be careful with recommendations from others as they are not doctors or your docto and unless they know your medical history, you cannot responsibly recommend things to consume.  Ok, so now that I am too busy to get all this and understand it, what is safe?  Just about any mature multiple one-a-day pill or set of pills can help. As you get older, especially into your 40’s you need Vitamin D for some reason and and Calcium replacement for your aging bones.

Many are selling “HOPE” and it is easy to get hooked up with a Self-serving Health Store or person selling Multi-Level-Type products.  You will probably spend allot of money you do not need or could cause a disservice to your body.  Give your self some months to learn, be strong, and you will learn some beneficial things along the way. Buying a Multi-Vitamin from a Walmart, Costco, or Sams type store is a good way to start. I have understood that Sam’s Club Members Mark has a great set of multi’s.

An example – I have a lady friend I know that was using a daily juice mix that had lots of Protein soy in it which, later we found out that Protein Soy can affect their hormones. She was taking Hormone treatments which could set her in the wrong direction and I suggested she talk with her hormone doctor. I have learned that Not all Soy is bad. One thing I learned is that Soy Lecithin is mainly a filler found in many protein powers that have NO value and take up space in the can to make more money.

Listen to your body and remember, your starting from probably ground Zero, so start slow and listen.  Taking too many things at once your body will react and you may get some serious changes and you will never know what change made what improvement. Make small changes and try and listen to your body for changes. Talk to your local doctor and tell them what your taking so you do not go backwards.

As for exercising, you may start by walking more, outside, or using an elliptical.  Got or feel you need a Gym pass?  Think of what days or times you can devote, yes I said devote, (put the Double Double Cheeseburger down).  Do not get a Gym pass if it takes you more than 20minutes to get there.  Start out by buying a few weights at Walmart and start with, 5, 10, 12LBS.  If you used to lift weights, bump them up a bit but start slow.

You know, buying a Gym pass is not a bad thing to get but don’t buy the “HOPE” and sign up for 3 or 5 years. Get a month to month for the first year and if you are still using it, then sign up for the long term.  Your Gym Sales person will NOT like that as they do not make ANY money off you, so they will sell you products… If you have never been in one, it is a pain getting out of those 5 year contracts that you may not use. Spend the money one minimal weights, Vitamins and supplements.  One important thing to remember, if you are not s self-motivator which most of us are not, a Gym membership will allow you to be around others who have being fitness in mind which can be a motivator. At the Gym or Health Store, you are fair game for the sales trainers to load you up with overpriced health monitors, juices, power bars, and the like.

More later…

P90X Chin-Up Bar is a Rip-off

To Beachbody customer service, quality control

I love the P90X DVD program and will be using it.

I want to speak of the poor quality of the bolts and general poor construction of the Jungle Jam Chin-Up Bar. I am going to assume that the Integrity that Tony Horton would have had for this product is LONG gone or faded.

I have seen complaints of the bolts and flimsy construction of this since 2008 on Blogs and message boards and it still has not been properly addressed.

I tighten the bolts and they come lose and flatten the tubes to be lose again within the 10 minutes of use and this it repeats itself until you cannot tighten them anymore or the finish caps come off.

The message boards say they buy new bolts from Home Depot to fix the issue but you still end up with weak tubes. Need I say more.

As much as I can help it and I will write a blog telling of this quality to prevent others from getting this and being too lazy to return, which is the mindset of a company like Beach Body.

there, I feel so much better now.

Please refund my money on this item RMA 77699.

Eric Kirkhuff / Disgusted Customer

Men Prostate Issues? Not me or help your spouse

Have you see the “FloMax or Avadart” ads with the guy frantically looking for bathroom?

Is that you? What do I do? Make an appointment with your doctor and have a PSA test and get physically checked. You need to rule out cancer. Then, when you found that you just got what every many has one time or another after 45 years old, you can chose to use what they prescribe them or try some Holistic solutions.  Unless I must fix it now and it is critical to get under control in a month, I chose the Holistic solution. I do not like putting stuff in my body unless I have to.

James Lent of the HHRGroup is a knowledgeable guy of what things are naturally good for your body. He supplies health products to places like Mother’s markets and the like.  For Prostate issues, he recommends from IHerb.com this product which is called “A man’s Zinc” . Try it first and if it does not drop your score in a month, then take the Flomax or Avadart.

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