4 Her Fall 2012 The Area’s Leading Women’s Magazine INSIDE... Breast Cancer Awareness Local Breast Cancer Survivors Breast Cancer Support Self Breast Exams Breast Cancer Myths Healthy Breast Diet A Publication of Kentucky Publishing, Inc. Cynthia Bowman-Stroud, M.D. Board cer certiﬁed tiﬁed in Inter Internal nal Medicine and Pediatrics ÜÊVVi«Ì}Ê*>ÌiÌÃÊUÊv>ÌÊÊ`ÕÌ Ü ÜÊÊVVi«Ì}Ê*>ÌiÌÃÊUÊv>ÌÊÊ`ÕÌ -VÊ `Ê6ÃÌÃÊUÊ7iiÃÃÊ iVÕ«ÃÊUÊÕâ>ÌÃ -VÊ `Ê6ÃÌÃÊUÊ7iiÃÃÊ iVÕ«ÃÊUÊÕâ>ÌÃ iÜLÀÊ >ÀiÊUÊ>LiÌiÃÊUÊi >ÛÀÊÃÀ`iÀÃÊUÊÃÌ > iÜLÀÊ >ÀiÊUÊ>LiÌiÃÊUÊi >ÛÀÊÃÀ`iÀÃÊUÊÃÌ > -V Ê>`Ê-«ÀÌÃÊ* ÞÃV>ÃÊUÊÞ«iÀÌiÃ V Ê>`Ê-«ÀÌÃÊ* ÞÃV>ÃÊUÊÞ«iÀÌiÃ «ÞiÌÉ7ÀÊ* ÞÃV>Ã «ÞiÌÉ7ÀÊ* ÞÃV>Ã Not just a woman’s disease Most of us think of breast cancer as a woman's disease, but in reality even men can battle breast cancer. It is estimated that in 2012, in the United States 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed and 39,510 women will die of breast cancer. According to Susan G. Komen website http://ww5.komen.org/breastcancer/statistics.html, breast cancer in men is rare, but it does happen. In 2012, it is estimated that among U.S. men there will be 2,190 new cases of breast cancer and 410 breast cancer deaths. The good news for people in our area is that we have fantastic hospitals with some of the latest technology and very knowledgeable doctors. Having talked to several breast cancer survivors, there is a common thread between them all. That is, they try to have a positive attitude and are determined to be strong. I've also noticed that they want to encourage others to perform regular self-exams and to get mammograms. Early detection, as with Pam Hawkins who is featured in this issue of 4-Her, is the key to being a successful survivor. It is said that one in eight women will develop breast cancer. When the size of the tumor is small the treatment will be less invasive, so early detection may be the very thing that saves your life. Inside this issue you will read the story of Ginger Atkins who survived breast cancer and she offers her advice to our readers. She is a true cancer-free success story. We join these women in encouraging you to have regular mammograms and perform self-exams often. You are not only doing it for yourself, but for your spouse, children, parents and friends. Larrah Workman Fall 2012 • 4 Her • Page 3 4HER Just for Women INSIDE Breast Cancer . . . . . . . . . pgs 4-12 Women’s Right to Vote . . . pg 14 1920 Fashions. . . . . . . . . . pg 16 Chocolate Bacon Muffins. . pg 20 Walker’s Bluff. . . . . . . .. . . pg 24 DYI Projects. . . . . . . . . . . . pg 31 Cute Kid Pics. . . . . . . . . . . pg 34 Publisher: Greg LeNeave Associate Publisher: Larrah Workman Executive Editor: Teresa LeNeave Managing Editor: K.G. Anderson Production Manager: Gregory Vaught Contributing Writers: K.G. 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Page 4 • 4 Her • Fall 2012 Breast Cancer What every women should know about k.g.anderson • Every 2 minutes, there is a new breast cancer diagnosis. • Every 14 minutes, a life is lost to the disease. • Over 40,000 people will die this year; about 400 will be men. • 85% of all diagnoses have no family history. • 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. • Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women between ages 40 and 55. In the United States, breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women. Each year, a small number of men also are diagnosed with or die from breast cancer. While the rate is lower for African Americans than Whites, the mortality rate is higher. Women of other racial and ethnic groups have lower incidence and mortality rates. It is estimated that approximately $8.1 billion* is spent in the United States each year on treatment of breast cancer. Why do you see so much pink every October? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign by major breast cancer organizations to increase awareness of the disease. This includes educating the public about early detection, the cause, diagnosis, treatment, and support for survivors. The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services. Since its inception more than 25 years ago, NBCAM has been at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast cancer issues. Although October is designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NBCAM is dedicated to raising awareness and educating individuals about breast cancer throughout the year. FAQs FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Can physical activity reduce the risk of breast cancer? Exercise pumps up the immune system and lowers estrogen levels. With as little as four hours of exercise per week, a woman can begin to lower her risk of breast cancer. Can a healthy diet help prevent breast cancer? A nutritious, low-fat diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. A high-fat diet increases the risk because fat triggers estrogen production that can fuel tumor growth. Does smoking cause breast cancer? At this point in time there is no conclusive link between smoking and breast cancer. However, due to the number of health risks associated with smoking, quitting can significantly increase survival rates. Fall 2012 • 4 Her • Page 5 Can drinking alcohol increase the risk of breast cancer? One or two drinks a day has been shown to slightly increase the risk of breast cancer. The greater the levels consumed, the higher the risk. Is there a link between oral contraceptives and breast cancer? There is an increased risk of breast cancer for women under 35 who have been using birth control pills for more than ten years. How often should I do a breast self-exam (BSE)? Give yourself a breast selfexam at least once a month. Look for any changes in breast tissue, such as changes in size, a lump, dimpling or puckering of the breast, or a discharge from the nipple. If you discover a persistent lump in your breast or any changes in breast tissue, it is very important that you see a physician immediately. However, 8 out of 10 lumps are benign, or not cancerous. Does a family history of breast cancer put me at a higher risk? If you have a grandmother, mother, sister, or daughter who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, this does put you in a higher risk group. Have a baseline mammogram at least five years before the age of breast cancer onset in any close relatives, or starting at age 35. See your physician at any sign of unusual symptoms. Are Mammograms Painful? Mammography does compress the breasts and can sometimes cause slight discomfort for a very brief period of time. Patients who are sensitive should schedule their mammograms a week after their menstrual cycle so that the breasts are less tender. How does menstrual and reproductive history affect breast cancer risks? Women who began their menstrual cycles before age 12, have no children, or had their first child at 30 or older, or began menopause after 55 are at a higher risk. How Often Should I Go To My Doctor For A Checkup? You should have a physical every year. If any unusual symptoms or changes in your breasts occur before your scheduled visit, do not hesitate to see the doctor immediately. What Kind Of Impact Does Stress Have On Breast Cancer? Although some studies have shown that factors such as traumatic events and losses can alter immune system functions, these studies have not provided any evidence of a direct cause-and-effect relationship between stress and breast cancer. An area currently being studied is whether or not stress reduction can improve immune response and slow progression in women diagnosed with breast cancer. What are the signs and symptoms of breast cancer? Breast cancer typically produces no symptoms when the tumor is small and most treatable. Therefore, it is very important for women to follow recommended screening guidelines for detect- ing breast cancer at an early stage, before symptoms develop. When breast cancer has grown to a size that can be felt, the most common physical sign is a painless lump. Sometimes breast cancer can spread to underarm lymph nodes and cause a lump or swelling, even before the original breast tumor is large enough to be felt. Less common signs and symptoms include breast pain or heaviness; persistent changes to the breast, such as swelling, thickening, or redness of the breast’s skin; and nipple abnormalities such as spontaneous discharge (especially if bloody), erosion, inversion, or tenderness. It is important to note that pain (or lack thereof) does not indicate the presence or the absence of breast cancer. Any persistent abnormality in the breast should be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. “After cancer life is all about change.” Page 6 • 4 Her • Fall 2012 By Teresa LeNeave No one ever anticipates being diagnosed with cancer. Count Pam Hawkins among those people. She never imagined she would actually be diagnosed with breast cancer, although she has had lumps in her breast for years. Even more surprising was that the cancer would demand that both breasts be removed to save her life. After being diagnosed with cancer cells in the breasts, her first reaction was total shock. The 58-year-old former Carlisle County resident found out she had breast cancer just one year ago in September 2011. Since that time she has lived a whirlwind life that consisted of three major surgeries, one right after the other, and no time to heal between surgeries. Pam believes regular mammograms, and God, saved her life. She said, “I’ve had regular mammograms from the age of 33. Back then my doctor felt a lump during my annual physical and sent me to a surgeon. The surgeon decided it was nothing to be concerned about, but he used it as a baseline for future mammograms. After that, I had a biopsy in 1992, 1998, 2003, and 2008. All were okay. In 2011, when I had my mammogram they found significant change and ordered an ultrasound the same day. Then, he immediately ordered an MRI. When he ordered the MRI, I knew something was wrong, but I never expect it to be this drastic.” She said this has been an eye-opening experience and warns women to never take getting mammograms lightly. At the time she went in for her mammogram in 2011, Hawkins had not felt any different than usual. “Actually, I didn’t have any indication that anything was any different. I had gone through five biopsies and was sure this last one wouldn’t be any different than the other four.” she explained, “I had already decided if he wanted to do a biopsy, I wasn’t doing the fifth one because the other four had been okay. It didn’t happen that way the last time.” She also never realized how much her life would change. Like everyone else, she had plans for her life and suddenly a big, big wrench was thrown into them. Cancer has forced her to adapt to life day-by-day. Now, for Pam, life is all about change and she said, “It has been a whole year from the start until now. It has been a slow healing process, no lifting, limited mobility with my arms and just about everything else. I have one more procedure on October 22nd and this should be the end of a very painful, difficult and stressful year.” As with all cancer patients, she had to become comfortable with the idea that she would need to comply fully with the doctors’orders. She had to learn her physical limitations would now be different than in her past. She had to adapt to days of feeling terrible and with pain and muscle spasms that’s challenged her every day for the past year. After the double mastectomy, she had two reconstruction surgeries because the first one did not adapt to her body. Despite the challenges of breast cancer, she said this past year has taught her that she can still find good and remain positive in a bad situation. She explained, “I think prayer is the reason I made it through these procedures so well. My church family has prayer for me all year long. I will never forget what my pastor, Bro. Dee Hazelwood said to me before my first surgery. He said, “God isn’t ready for you yet. He has great things for you to do and people to touch. I had my first surgery, October 18, 2011, but I wasn’t scared. I knew God was taking care of me and guiding the doctors. ‘ Pam looks forward to many, many healthy years ahead of her, enjoying her four children and two grandchildren. She said, “I’m so grateful for all of them. I can’t imagine life without them! I definitely don’t take them for granted. They are my gifts from God.” Pam said her life is a gift that’s been given back to her. She feels her job, now, is to help other women by stressing the importance of early detection. Doctors removed both breast in the mastectomy surgery, and even though it’s been a long, painful recovery, she hasn’t lost sight of the blessings before her. She says God has strengthen her through this past year and she looks forward to whatever He has planned for her future. She warned, “I just want each and every woman to check themselves often, and if you feel any change, please go see your doctor. Early detection saves lives.” Fall 2012 • 4 Her • Page 7 The Myth Finding a lump in your breast means you have breast cancer. The Truth If you discover a persistent lump in your breast or any changes in breast tissue, it is very important that you see a physician immediately. However, 8 out of 10 breast lumps are benign, or not cancerous. Sometimes women stay away from medical care because they fear what they might find. Take charge of your health by performing routine breast self-exams, establishing ongoing communication with your doctor, and scheduling regular mammograms. The Myth Men do not get breast cancer. The Truth Quite the contrary. Each year it is estimated that approximately 1,700 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 450 will die. While this percentage is still small, men should also give themselves regular breast self-exams and note any changes to their physicians. The Myth A mammogram can cause breast cancer to spread. The Truth A mammogram, or X-ray of the breast, is one of the best tools available for the early detection of breast cancer. It CANNOT cause cancer to spread, nor can the pressure put on the breast from the mammogram. Do not let tales of other How the Pink Ribbon started. . . The Myth Breast cancer is contagious. The Truth You cannot catch breast cancer or transfer it to someone else's body. Breast cancer is the result of uncontrolled cell growth in your own body. You can protect yourself by being aware of the risk factors and early detection. The Myth Antiperspirants and deodorants cause breast cancer. The Truth Researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are not aware of any conclusive evidence linking the use of underarm antiperspirants or deodorants and the subsequent development of breast cancer. For more information, please visit: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/AP-Deo. Great Gift Baskets! Baskets! COWPA T Y’S S TIE The woman was 68-year-old Charlotte Haley, the granddaughter, sister, and mother of women who had battled breast cancer. Her peach-colored loops were handmade in her dining room. Each set of five came with a card saying: “The National Cancer Institute annual budget is $1.8 billion, only 5 percent goes for cancer prevention. Help us wake up our legislators and America by wearing this ribbon.”… Then Self magazine called... and the rest is history. The Myth Having a family history of breast cancer means you will get it. The Truth While women who have a family history of breast cancer are in a higher risk group, most women who have breast cancer have no family history. If you have a mother, daughter, sister, or grandmother who had breast cancer, you should have a mammogram five years before the age of their diagnosis, or starting at age 35. PAT T Breast Cancer Myths people's experiences keep you from having a mammogram. 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More than 225 hospital employees, representing all departments, danced last year; and filming is under way for the second video. This year, filming also is under way at Murray State University. “Western Baptist is a regional medical referral center, and Murray State University is our regional university,” Rains said, “so this is the perfect partnership to remind women in our region that early detection of breast cancer saves lives.” Fall 2012 • 4 Her • Page 9 One in eight women will develop breast cancer, making it the leading cause of cancer death among women. The awareness video will be distributed during October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month – in a social media campaign, reminding women to get annual mammograms for early detection. See pinkglovedance.com from Oct. 12-28 to view the video and share with your friends. You can vote once daily via Facebook to show your support for the project. The top three winners are awarded cash prizes for breast cancer education. About the Pink Glove Dance Three years ago Medline produced the original Pink Glove Dance video to raise breast cancer awareness and it took on a life of its own. The video has since generated more 13 million views on YouTube and inspired countless pink glove dance videos and events around the world. The response to the original video from the healthcare community, survivors and family members of survivors was overwhelming and heartwarming. As a result, in 2010, more than 4,000 healthcare workers and breast cancer survivors from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge to New York’s Times Square and many sites in between participated. Last year, with continued large interest in the videos and the campaign, the first online nationwide competition was launched to find the best Pink Glove Dance video. The competition featured 139 videos from hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The competition quickly became a national social media phenomenon with the videos receiving more than 1.2 million views, a half a million votes and thousands of tweets, blogs and texts. Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, S.C., won first place with 61,054 votes. This year, the second annual national Pink Glove Dance video competition is on. To register for the competition and for complete rules, go to pinkglovedance.com At the Pink Glove website, each time you purchase any of their Pink Ribbon products, Medline will make a contribution to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to fund mammograms for women who cannot afford them and for other prevention and awareness efforts. To date, they have donated more than $750,000 to the NBCF. Page 10 • 4 Her • Summer 2012 New research suggests women looking to prevent breast cancer after menopause may want to consider dietary changes, including adopting Mediterranean eating habits, to reduce their risk. According to information published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Greek post-menopausal women who rated highly in terms of researching scores in their consumption of foods that fit with a Mediterranean diet were 22 percent less likely to develop breast cancer during the study than others. Although the diet is not a cure-all for breast cancer, researchers estimate that if all women in their study population had closely adhered to a traditional Mediterranean diet, about 10 percent of the 127 postmenopausal breast cancers in the group would have been avoided. It has long been believed that a Mediterranean diet has many positive effects on personal health. Although studies have only been conducted on breast cancer thus far, there is also hopeful evidence that the diet may reduce the risk for other cancers, including colon and stomach cancer, as well as reduce the chances for heart disease. What Is a Mediterranean Diet? Nations in the Mediterranean region, including Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Spain, have historically had lower rates of heart disease and some cancers, including breast cancer, compared with other European countries and the United States. Researchers believe there is a correlation between the foods Mediterranean people eat and the rates of cancer and other illnesses. A traditional Mediterranean diet is rich in seafood, heart-healthy fish, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and olive oil. It is relatively low in dairy and red meat products. According to the Mayo Clinic, most if not all major scientific organizations encourage healthy adults to adopt a diet similar to the Mediterranean diet to prevent major chronic diseases. For a Mediterranean diet consider the following: • Base every meal on the consumption of fruits, vegetables, grains, olive oil, beans, nuts, legumes, seeds, herbs, and spices. • Consume fish and seafood often, at least two times per week. • Enjoy moderate portions of poultry, eggs, cheese, and yogurt daily to weekly. • Reduce and limit consumption of meats and sweets. Experts say that if the Mediterranean diet does have a preventative nature toward breast cancer and other illnesses, it is likely due to the antioxidant components of the diet. The Mediterranean diet is rich in antioxidants, which protect cells from damage that may lead to diseases. The diet also helps to promote a health body weight, which is instrumental in keeping the body in top form and helping with immune system function. A Mediterranean Diet may help fight breast cancer. Fall 2012 • 4 Her • Page 11 Breast Cancer Support Organizations American Cancer Society www.cancer.org American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists www.acog.org American College of Radiology www.acr.org The American Medical Women's Association www.amwa-doc.org CancerCare www.cancercare.org National Medical Association www.nmanet.org The Oncology Nursing Society www.ons.org Susan G. Komen for the Cure® www.komen.org National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov To get started on the path of healthy Mediterranean eating, enjoy this recipe for Eggplant Dip. 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She was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ, which means the cancer was in the duck of the breast. Being very fortunate that she had minimal invasion of the surrounding tissue and how not spread to the lymph nodes. “We found my cancer is the most unusual way, when my husband would hug me and squeeze me tight, I would have pain in my left nipple.” said Ginger. After some complaints her husband, Bo, encouraged her to see a physician. She went to Dr. Kelly Anunciato, who felt she needed a mammogram. From mammogram and ultra sound, the area of concern was identified. Ginger was referred to a surgeon, Dr. David West who performed a lumpectomy and identified her cancer. “I give both of those physicians a great deal of credit for my great outcome.” From there she was sent to the Vanderbilt Breast Center in Nashville, TN. Her treatment involved the decision to per form a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction. “My prognosis is great…..6 years cancer free!!” Currently Ginger requires no additional treatment. When asked what her advice be to women whose shoes she has been in Ginger had this to say: “My advise to women is to not be afraid of cancer, its just a thing that has to be overcome. Cancer is not always a death sentence. I have been blessed with a great family and wonderful friends in my life. Lean on the people you love for support and move forward. Ignoring it and hoping it goes away never works. You have to face it, head on, and be determined it will never beat you. I am always amazed by the number of women who don’t take the time to have regular mammograms and pap smears. Your health is so important, and should not be ignored.” So for this farm girl staying positive and determined was what she did and still continues to do this day in everything she does! Fall 2012• 4 Her • Page 13 Foods to Avoid During That Time of the Month With all the cramps, bloating, irritability and weight gain—sometimes PMS hits you hard for no reason. But here's the thing I have discovered in my recent research is that number of foods and substances that can make your symptoms even worse. I found it interesting and informative, so forgive my pun when I say, "It can't hurt to try." Caffeine Alcohol Recent studies found that the more coffee a woman drinks, the worse her PMS conditions are. Caffeine can increase breast tenderness, anxiety, irritability and mood swings. Caffeine robs the body of B vitamins, which are important for keeping hormone levels in balance. Limit your intake, or try none at all, during your period. It can act as a depressant and make you irritable. Refined Sugar White sugar hampers the absorption of magnesium, an important nutrient, causes large fluctuations in blood-sugar levels, which can make you feel fatigued, and it also can rob your body of B vitamins. Eggs During your period, pass up eggs in favor of egg whites. The fat content in eggs can interfere with the absorption of magnesium. Gum Chewing gum causes you to swallow excess air, and this aggravates bloating. 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With the upcoming election approaching on the calendar I feel that it is important to know how hard women fought for that right well over 100 years after the founding of our country. by k.g.anderson Several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of the Constitution. Some pursued a strategy of passing suffrage acts in each state—nine western states adopted woman suffrage legislation by 1912. Others challenged male-only voting laws in the courts. Militant suffragists used tactics such as parades, silent vigils, and hunger strikes. Often supporters met fierce resistance. Opponents heckled, jailed, and sometimes physically abused them. By 1916, almost all of the major suffrage organizations were united behind the goal of a constitutional amendment. When New York adopted woman suffrage in 1917 and President Wilson changed his position to support an amendment in 1918, the political balance began to shift. Few early supporters lived to see final victory in 1920. On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy. Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote declaring for the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle; victory took decades of agitation and protest. Beginning in the 1800s, women organized, petitioned, and picketed to win the right to vote. Pictured are Suffragists Parading down 5th Avenue in New York City in 1917. Fall 2012 • 4 Her • Page 15 Ten Suffragists Arrested While Picketing at the White House on August 28, 1917 Women started parading in front of the White House for "woman suffrage," women's right to vote, during January 1917. On August 28 of that year, 10 suffragists were arrested. The women wanted President Woodrow Wilson to support the proposed Anthony amendment to the Constitution, which would guarantee women the right to vote. They started off standing silently, holding picket signs reading, "Mr. President, what will you do for Woman Suffrage?" and "How Long Must Women Wait for Liberty?" Riding through the White House gates, his wife by his side, President Wilson customarily tipped his hat to the protestors. Between June and November 1917, 218 protestors from 26 states were arrested and charged with "obstructing sidewalk traffic" outside the White House gates. During that time, messages on the picket signs became more demanding. What was the suffragists' next move? The leader of the National Woman's Party, Alice Paul, staged a hunger strike in jail after her arrest. Prison doctors had to force-feed her and others. With all the pressure from publicity generated by the White House pickets, the arrests and forced-feedings of women protestors, President Wilson finally lent his support to the suffrage amendment in January 1918. Congress approved it, and on August 18, 1920, with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, women achieved the right to vote. That date is now commemPortrait of Alice Paul, a leader in the cause of women suffrage. Photographs Division, Library of Congress. orated as Women's Equality Day. Paris Winery '$,/<:,1( 7$67,1* NOW Seeing Adult and Pediatric Patients a Our New Location (731)644-9500 www.pariswinery.com 2982 Harvey Bowden Rd. Paris, TN 38242 Page 16 • 4 Her • Fall 2012 Fashion in 1920 After World War I, America entered a prosperous era and social customs and morals were more relaxed brought on by the end of the war and the booming of the Stock Market. Women got the vote in 1920 and were entering the workforce in record numbers. There was a revolution in almost every aspect of activity and fashion was no exception. Clothing changed with women’s changing roles in modern society, particularly with the idea of freedom for women. Society matrons of a certain age continued to wear conservative dresses. Meanwhile younger women now made sportswear into the greatest change in post-war fashion. Dresses evolved into shorter skirts with pleats, gathers, or slits to allow motion to rule women’s fashion for the first time in history. Women "bobbed," or cut, their hair short to fit under the popular hats and low-waisted dresses with fullness at the hemline allowed women to kick up their heels dancing the Charleston. By the end of the Twenties, the younger generation combined the idea of classic design from the Greeks and Romans with gowns of elegant simplicity. Departing from the chemise, clothes returned to an awareness of the body beneath the gown Women 100 Years ago Were… • Were more male dominated and estricted by laws that impaired gender equality • Women were either tied to grueling domestic chores or if affluent, forced to live lives of leisure with little opportunity for personal or professional fulfillment • Were more financially dependent on their husbands • Were more likely to die by the age of 48 rather than by today’s current lifespan of 78 • Were blessed if they were able to overcome infections or surviving the rigors of giving birth • Traditionally wore only black after they entered menopause and remained in this color until the end of their lives • Were not allowed to practice medicine • Suffered more from depression • Were forced to wear uncomfortable and restrictive undergarments • Were allowed to be physically assaulted by men as long as the bruise that remained behind was no larger than the size of a man’s thumb – remember the saying “Rule of Thumb”? Vintage Recipes Fall 2012 • 4 Her • Page 17 by k.g.anderson I had a lot of fun and spent hours looking for recipes from the 1920’s. I decided not to print the ones that had raccoon meat, lye and other things we don’t eat much of today. I did choose some be that would perhaps easy to try with today’s ingredients, so let’s have a taste of 1920. OATMEAL CROQUETTES 1 cup cold cooked oatmeal seasoned with salt and pepper; ½ cup salmon or any cold chopped meats; ½ cup mashed or chopped Irish or sweet potatoes; ¾ cup bread or cornbread crumbs. Make into balls, dip into beaten egg and fry in butter. CABBAGE STUFFED WITH HAM Remove the heart from a large head of cabbage. Fill with chopped ham mixed with yolk of an egg. Season well. Fold the leaves over and tie cabbage in cloth and boil until cabbage is tender. Mustard may be added to ham. BERRY FRITTERS 1½ pints flour, ½ cup cream or tablespoon of melted butter, pint milk, 6 eggs, 1 teaspoon salt, mix well, add either blackberries, currants, gooseberries or raspberries and fry by spoonfuls. Serve with hard sauce (whatever that is!) BOSTON BROWN BREAD 1 cup corn meal; 2 cups graham; 1 cup flour; 1 cap molasses; 3 cups milk (sweet or sour); 2 level teaspoons soda; salt. Steam 3 hours. GINGER BREAD 1 cup sugar, ½ cup butter, ¾ cup molasses. 1 cup milk, 1½ teaspoons soda, 2 eggs, 4 cups flour, 4 teaspoons ginger, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 2 teaspoons salt. Melt butter, add milk and molasses, then add dry ingredients sifted together. For a full line of Mastectomy products visit Medcare Pharmacy and Home Medical. Our professional certiﬁed mastectomy ﬁtters will be happy to provide you with the product that is best suited for your needs. CALL 270-448-CARE to make your appointment Fran Hall Sherrill Owner and Certiﬁed Mastectomy Fitter 2800 Clark Suite C Paducah, KY 42001 448-CARE (2273) Page 18 • 4 Her • Fall 2012 Is Your Hair Aging You? by k.g.anderson I have had long hair most of my life. I enjoy having it long in the summer because I can braid it back or ponytail it for an easy look. I had already decided to get a lot of it cut off at my next appointment when my new issue of MORE magazine arrived which had an article called "Is Your Hair Aging You". Considering I am approaching my 60th birthday, the article was right on point. I discussed it with Alvin at Al's Rat-N-Roll and knew I had to use the info for my article. Of course after I got most of my hair cut off, the compliments I have received made me second guess my decision to wait so long between cuts. Here are some their "mane" missteps to avoid as you get older. Very Dark Color - In our quest to erase the grays, many women over color their hair giving it a monochromatic inky dark color. Soften your hair's base color a little to give your face a more youthful glow. Don't cling to a once favorite cut. - Update your due yearly with subtle changes. Don't think you are too old for the current styles, you can modify trends to suit your age. An overly sleek look or an all-one-length mane - Even if you have beautiful healthy hair long straight hair looks dated and drags down your whole look. Remove some of the length that weighs down your hair and add a few layers to let it swing and move. Finger tousle your hair for a fresh bouncy look or even add some bangs to change your look. Dry dull strands - Nothing looks more youthful and vital than healthy shiny hair. You do anti aging treatments for your skin so don't forget your hair. Below is a treatment Alvin recommends. Argan Oil is one of the world’s most precious oils, a beauty secret women of the Moroccan desert have known for centuries. It is used locally as a food source, a cosmetic, a topical ointment, and for cooking. Argan oil is sometimes called “liquid gold”, and is believed to be one of the reasons Moroccan women maintain supple, radiant skin even as they live in the dry climate. The Argan tree is native to the region of southwest Morocco. The Argan tree blooms twice a year from which the Argan fruit is harvested and cold-pressed by hand. Argan oil used in DermOrganic® Hair and Skin Care product comes from Morocco and is certified 100% organic according to USDA NOP Standards by Ecocert. His Majesty The King of Morocco has made the Argan cultivation industry a women-only business. The women of southwest Morocco have banded together to help teach the cultivation of the Argan fruit and preserve the traditional cold-pressing of the Argan oil. The larger purpose of this initiative is to help elevate the socioeconomic status and improve literacy rates of the women of Morocco. Conditioning Shampoo Gentle sulfate-free formulaSafe for Color Treated Hair DermOrganic® Conditioning Shampoo provide a rich, luxurious lather that makes other sulfate-free shampoos jealous! Masque Conditioner Intensive Hair Repair DermOrganic® Masque is an intensive deep conditioner that revitalizes and repairs damaged hair from the inside out. It has unique properties that won’t build-up, or over-proteinize the hair, making it safe for everyday use. Leave-in Treatment DermOrganic® Leave-In Treatment, based on Morrocan Argan Fruit Oil, has the unique quality of instant absorption into hair. It restores shine and softness while strengthening brittle hair. Replenishes nourishment to dry, damaged, colored hair. Protects hair from styling heat and UV damage. Fall 2012 • 4 Her • Page 19 Unusual Uses For Your Nail Polish Remover Nail polish remover might not be as ubiquitous as, say, vinegar. But, if you have a bottle hanging out underneath the bathroom sink, you're in luck: You can use this beauty product on a bunch of uses around the house. Though the 100% acetone formula is preferable, these tips will also work with non-acetone versions. Here are my favorite other uses for nail polish remover. Super Glue "Cure" Nail polish remover does a great job of dissolving super glue. Just dampen a cotton swab, and rub it along your skin to break down the glue. Sticker-be-gone After you peel the sticker off of the window, wipe the residue down with nail polish remover. It dissolves the sticky residue. Keyboard Cleaner No matter how clean your hands are, dirt, dust and debris settle on your keyboards. Dip a cotton swab in nail polish remover and gently scrub off the keys. It will make your desktop all the more cleaner. Scuff Eraser On a vinyl floor, scuff marks can become a daily nuisance. To erase these imperfections, simply dab a little nail polish remover onto a paper towel (or rag) and wipe away. (Do a patch test prior to tackling that big scuff.) China Stain Removal If that beloved saucer is looking worse for the wear, it's time to bust out the nail polish remover...and a cotton swab. Lightly "scrub" the stain, then wash with soap and water. This is what you’ve been waiting for! Saba is great for: • Blood Pressure • Stress/Anxiety • Joint Pain • So Much More! Full of vitamins, minerals, adaptagens, & antioxidans. A.C.E.: • All Natural Appetite Contol • Gain ENERGY! Larrah Workman 270-519-3395 Saba Independent Associate 1540 McCracken Blvd. Paducah (located inside Kentucky Publishing) Get Your Skinny On! ChocolateBacon Muffins Page 20 • 4 Her • Fall 2012 Being such a fan of cooking shows, I have followed Fabio Viviani since I first saw him on Master Chef. I discovered this amusing recipe of his and it is my chocolate recipe for this issue along with some of his chocolate tips. His amazing 'chef's cupcake' blends two favorites, chocolate and bacon perfectly together and is super easy to bake. k.g.anderson • Cocoa powder quickly becomes chocolate with the quick addition of butter and sugar. • Never substitute milk chocolate for melting recipes calling for something else: the milk solids will affect the recipe. • When melting chocolate, always chop it up first so that it melts evenly. When melting chocolate over direct heat, use a LOW temperature. • Sweet and Salty: A hint of salt makes sweet treats taste better: salt awakens our taste buds, making them more receptive to sweetness. • How to make a perfectly textured muffin: temper the chocolate slowly so it's incorporated into the butter evenly. Whisk the sugar into the eggs aggressively, to make sure it's incorporated evenly. Rich Bacon Chocolate Muffins Recipe by Fabio Viviani Yields: 20-24 muffins Ingredients: 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped 12 oz. unsalted butter 2 cups white sugar 6 large eggs ½ lb. bacon, baked or fried crisp 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour Directions: Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Bring water to boil in a medium saucepan. Place both chocolates and butter in a glass or metal bowl, and place the bowl over the saucepan of boiling water. Mix until butter and chocolate are melted and smooth. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Chop bacon into small pieces. Add the melted butter and chocolate to the eggs and sugar, and whisk till blended. Add bacon, and then fold in flour. Using a medium sized ice-cream scoop, scoop batter into lined muffin tins and fill about ¾ full. Bake for about 30 minutes, until muffins rise slightly, and the tops crack. Remove from pan and cool for 10-15 minutes. Fall 2012 • 4 Her • Page 21 Odd Facts About 4 Well Known Foods 1. Philadelphia Brand cream cheese was made in New York. 3. SPAM stands for something! American cream cheese was an attempt to replicate the style of French neufchâtel cheese as it was made in the 1800s. Cream cheese was first made in 1872 in New York State by dairyman William A. Lawrence. Eight years later, the enterprising cheese distributor A. L. Reynolds packaged the cheese in foil wrappers and called it Philadelphia Brand because the public associated the City of Brotherly Love with high-quality food products. To this day, Philadelphia cream cheese has a monopoly on the cream cheese market. In 1937, in Austin, Minnesota, the Hormel Company developed the first canned meat product that did not require refrigeration. Made of chopped pork shoulder and ham (a cut from the pig's buttock and thigh), it was marketed simply as "Hormel Spiced Ham." The public's response was anticlimactic so a decision was made to offer a prize to the person who could think up a catchy new name. The winning entry was "Spam". Several versions of the name's meaning are in circulation - the two most credible are: It's a blend of "spice" and "ham," and it stands for "Shoulder of Pork and Ham." 2. Gatorade has something to do with "Gators" 4. What does the Frisbee have to do with pie? In 1965, a coach for the Florida Gators college football team and one of the university's kidney specialists came up with a concoction of water, salt, sugar, and lemon juice to keep the school's football players hydrated and energized while playing football under the hot Southern sun. Two years later, Gatorade was marketed nationally and has since netted the University of Florida more than $90 million in revenues. B.U.M.C. Broadway United Methodist 701 Broadway • Paducah Mothers Day Out Fall Program Meet Tues. & Thurs. 9-2 p.m. Fall Session -1 day $16/day 2 days $15/day Fall Session- Drop -In $20/day Registration $40 (Fall Session) Mother’s Day Out is one of the longest-running programs of its kind in the city of Paducah, providing a safe environment for young children during the week. The 2012 Fall Session runs Tuesday and Thursday and the Summer Session is Thursday only. Call 443-2401 ext 216 for more information about Mother's Day Out and Parent's Night Out. The Frisbie Pie Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut, sold pies. Local college students used the empty tins (embossed with the words "Frisbie's Pies") to play catch. In 1948, Walter Morrison and Warren Franscioni found a way to capitalize on this free toy by creating a plastic version called the Flyin' Saucer and later renamed the Pluto Platter Flying Saucer. (This was after the alleged UFO sightings in Roswell, New Mexico.) When the founders of Wham-O bought rights to the toy and renamed it Frisbee, sales truly went out of this world. Page 22 • 4 Her • Fall 2012 Attention Former & Current Workers at the PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT 9OUHELPEDWINTHE#OLD7ARANDNOW!MERICAISHONORINGYOURSERVICE WITH&2%%INHOMEHEALTHCAREFROM0ROFESSIONAL#ASE-ANAGEMENT IF YOU HAVE THIS CARD YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR FREE IN-HOME MEDICAL CARE s 3 PECIALIZINGINCAREFORFORMER.UCLEAR5RANIUM WORKERSFOROVERYEARS s .ATIONAL$/,%%/)#02%#!BENElTPROGRAMEXPERT s 3 TRICTHIRINGGUIDELINESENSUREONLYTHEBESTANDMOST EXPERIENCEDLOCALNURSESCAREFORYOU Helping People Live at Home - Contact us today to see if you qualify - 1.855.CARE.2.DAY (1.855.227.3232) WWW.PROCASEMANAGEMENT.COM One recipe wins Million Dollar Grand Prize Christina Verrelli turns less than $15 worth of ingredients into $1 million. The Devon, Pa., cook beat out 99 other contestants to win the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off in Orlando with her Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream. Her entry was inspired by a favorite restaurant treat: sweet doughnuts with three dipping sauces. Judge Jeff Houck, food reporter at the Tampa Tribune, said Verrelli's "recipe really pushed the boundaries of the definition of ravioli. The pastry was an absolute knockout and the filling is so versatile. It can be a wonderful dessert for Thanksgiving or the Fourth of July." Verrelli, who also won a GE kitchen-appliance package valued at $10,000, was a finalist in the 2010 Bake-Off with Savory & Sweet Breakfast Biscuit Sliders. "That contest introduced me to a whole subculture of people who enter cooking contests," said Verrelli, who has since entered many local competitions. "I have only won with savory dishes so it was a nice surprise I didn't have a jinx on sweets." Verrelli, 43, found out that she was a grand-prize finalist, when she was named the winner of the Sweet Treats category on "The Martha Stewart Show" broadcast from The Peabody Orlando, home of the 2012 Bake-Off. She was up against three other category finalists, who each won $5,000 and a GE appliance package worth $3,000. Out of tens of thousands of submissions, one recipe rose to the top and won the one MILLION dollar grand prize! And the winning recipe, that is perfect for this fall, is............. Fall 2012 • 4 Her • Page 23 Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream By Christina Verrelli of Devon, Pennsylvania Start to Finish: 1 hour 10 minutes Servings: 12 4 tablespoons LAND O LAKES Butter, melted 2 packages (3 oz each) cream cheese, softened ½ cup canned pumpkin 1 LAND O LAKES Egg Yolk ½ teaspoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract ¼ cup sugar 5 tablespoons Pillsbury BEST All Purpose Flour ½ teaspoon McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice 1/3 cup Fisher Chef's Naturals Chopped Pecans, finely chopped 2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations refrigerated seamless dough sheet 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/8 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons Hersey's caramel syrup 4 tablespoons McCormick Cinnamon Sugar 1. Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush 2 large cookie sheets with 2 tablespoons of the melted butter. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and pumpkin with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until smooth, Add egg yolk, vanilla, sugar, 3 tablespoons of the flour and pumpkin pie spice; beat on low speed until blended. Reserve 4 teaspoons of the pecans; set aside. Stir remaining pecans into pumpkin mixture. 2. Lightly sprinkle work surface with 1 tablespoon of the flour. Unroll 1 can of dough on floured surface with one short side facing you. Press dough into 14 by 12 inch rectangle. With pairing knife, lightly score the dough in half horizontally. Lightly score bottom half of dough into 12 squares (3x2 ¼ inch each). Spoon heaping tablespoon of pumpkin filling onto center of each square. Gently lift and position unscored half of dough over filling. Starting at the top folded edge, press handle of wooden spoon firmly between mounds and along edges of pumpkin filling to seal. Using toothpick, poke small hole in top of each ravioli. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut between each ravioli; place one inch apart on cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining one tablespoon flour, dough sheet and filling. Brush ravioli with remaining two tablespoons melted butter. 3. Bake 9-14 minutes or until golden brown. 4. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat whipping cream and salt with electric mixing on high speed until soft peaks form. Beat in 2 tablespoons of caramel syrup until stiff peaks form. Transfer to serving bowl; cover and refrigerate. 5. Remove ravioli from oven. Sprinkle ravioli with two tablespoons cinnamon sugar; turn. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar. 6. To serve, place two ravioli on each of 12 dessert plates. Drizzle each serving with scant teaspoon of the caramel syrup; sprinkle with reserved chopped pecans. With spoon, swirl remaining one tablespoon caramel syrup into bowl of whipped cream. Serve warm ravioli with whipped cream. Page 24 • 4 Her • Fall 2012 by k.g.anderson Within an hours drive of Paducah is a treasure for anyone seeking a special afternoon or evening out. Growing up in Southern Illinois, I could have never imagined having such a great concert venue among the rolling hills along the Big Muddy River as beautiful as Walker's Bluff. Add to that the beautiful Legends first class restaurant, General Store, a family picnic area and a drive through rows of grapevines . . . it is even more surprising. Walker's Bluff is a complex of natural scenic wonder, gourmet food and wine, as well as a concert venue that has been featuring top name entertainment. Walker's Bluff is a 160 acre complex that is still being developed as the premier vineyard and destination in the tri-state region. Cynde and David Bunch are the visionaries of Walker's Bluff. The soft rolling hills, fertile acreage and a heritage steeped in memories started the creation of Walker's Bluff in 2008. The land had been in Cynde Bunch's family since 1934 and their initial plan included building a modest home where they could enjoy the seasons along with a small vineyard for David to experiment with his passion for wine. A small gazebo was added on the river bluff to host family reunions and weddings. That gazebo became the first step in creating this incredible entertainment complex .Whether you're looking to host an event, celebrating a special day or just escaping for an fine evening out, Walker's Bluff offers the very best in food, drink, amenities and atmosphere. They also have offered the area an impressive line-up of concerts. It also was the perfect place to see a recent "Heart" concert. On the carefully tiered lawn surrounding the Legends Restaurant, fans set-up lawn chairs and blankets for the perfect view of the stage. I last saw Heart in 1975 and I was excited to see them scheduled to play at Walker's Bluff. It also proved to me that women of my age can still really rock it! I was also surprised to see old friends from Southern Illinois that I haven't seen in over 30 years. It seems that everyone in Southern Illinois was there as well as friends that we ran into from Paducah. The concert venue has been designed to offer everyone a great view of the stage and a large video screen showing the concert off to the side added an extra view for all. It was easy to get up close to the stage which was great for taking photos. Fall 2012 • 4 Her • Page 25 The General Store at Walker's Bluff is a casual market with a full-service filling station complete with retro pumps that makes for a nostalgic introduction to the store's other specialties. Unique jewelry styles, children's toys and decorative conversation pieces cover the General Store's shelves. Classic goodies, gourmet pantry items and Walker's Bluff's signature products, like savory spreads, sweet preserves and even local eggs are available. Made-to-order deli and in-house bakery, the General Store's casual eats always hit the spot. Situated for prime views of the grapevines across Jewell Lake, the Gazebo is another gem. Its extensive wine bar and full menu serve the surrounding scenic recreation area. Families can enjoy the Kids Castle playground and inflated bounce houses as well as fishing off the bank of Jewell Lake is a perennial favorite. A life-size outdoor chessboard and scattered picnic tables offer playtime for all. Along the northeast border of the Gazebo grounds, the Big Muddy River gently leads a lovers' walk amid original sculptures that accent the natural landscape. The Tasting Room is a 2,400-square-foot lounge that also houses a 7,380-square-foot processing facility. The full-service bar features a wide selection of beer, cocktail and wine selections enjoyed by swill seekers and novices alike. The beautifully carved bar was regionally imported from Italy in pieces for Berra's Tavern in nearby Herrin, Illinois, where it first began serving locals a century ago. Philanthropy and giving back to the community is important to Cynde and David. Supplying jobs for over 200 people in addition to hundreds of local vendors and artists provided an avenue to give back to the Southern Illinois community. Having achieved success by developing a national managed care company, Cynde and David took their entrepreneurial expertise and began construction on what has evolved into a luxurious resort of breathtaking scenery, gourmet cuisine and pleasurable pastimes. You will be drawn to Walker's Bluff for its tranquility, style, romance, music and family activities. To find Walker's Bluff from I57, take exit 54B to merge onto W DeYoung St/IL-13 toward Carbondale. Continue to follow IL-13. Turn right at N Reed Station Rd. Turn right at Vaughn Rd. Turn left to stay on Vaughn Rd. Turn left at N County Line Rd and follow to Walker's Bluff.For more info and scheduled events visit: walkersbluff.com or call 618-559-4893 for the Legends restaurant. concert photos by k.g.anderson Page 26 • 4 Her • Fall 2012 What can You Gain from Losing?? Therapeutic Healthy Weight Management Program Are you ready to make a positive change when it comes to your weight and lifestyle? Call today and see what physicians are already talking about it... 4813 Alben Barkley Drive Paducah, KY 270.534.7278 208 S. 6th Street Murray, KY 270.759.9500 Call us today and receive our complimentary ebook, “Navigating the Road to Lifestyle Change ” Fall 2012 • 4 Her • Page 27 Quiz Can You Pass These Fitness Tests? How many you can answer "yes" to? Do you: Feel energized 14 hours after waking up? If you woke up at 7 a.m., you should still feel awake and active at 9 p.m. Exercise is a known energy booster. One large study found that sedentary people who followed a regular exercise program had less fatigue than people who didn't work out, according to WebMD. Can you: Carry large containers of milk or water in each hand, without feeling strain? Being able to tote a gallon (which weighs about 8 pounds) isn't just about the size of your biceps. That strength also comes from your shoulders, back, chest, knees, and more-all important muscle groups to keep strong as you get older. A lack of strength can make you more vulnerable to injury, as well as conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis and even depression and dementia. Older adults, with arthritis, who have followed a strength training program for 16 weeks had pain levels that decreased by 43 percent. Can you: Twist and look behind you without moving your feet? This test demonstrates good core strength and flexibility; both keys for a strong, healthy, pain-free back. Can you: Carry a large basket of clothing up and down two staircases, without struggle or strain? This is a test of strength, cardiovascular endurance, and balance; climbing stairs requires more stamina and energy than walking the same amount of steps. If you fail this test, try working more stair-climbing opportunities into your day. Can you: Dance to a fast beat for more than 10 minutes without feeling winded? A growing body of research shows that you don't need to endure continuous long workouts to reap health perks. In fact, short intense bursts of exercise (10 to 15 minutes) may burn more fat and build more muscle than an hour of chugging along on the treadmill. Can you: Jump up and down 10 times, without causing your heart to race? This is a sign of a well-controlled heart rate and good cardiovascular fitness. It is a great way to boost your endurance and lower your resting heart rate. A lower resting pulse means your heart has to beat less, and should in turn last longer. Can you: Walk for 30 minutes straight without getting tired? A daily walk of at least 20 minutes is linked to so many health boosts, you can't even list them all here. But among the top include helping with weight loss and maintenance, boosting mood and energy levels, lowering blood sugar and blood pressure, and more. Can you: Trim your toenails standing up-without any discomfort from the bending? How inflexible you are? Being able to stretch without pain is important not only for bone and joint conditions like arthritis and osteoporosis, but it may also be a clue about other issues like heart health. The inability to stretch past your toes was associated with arterial stiffness, a precursor to heart disease. Incorporate stretchand-strength yoga-style exercises into your workout How did you do? You're in pretty good physical shape if you can handle these mini-fitness tests, especially if you're over 45. And if you can't? Build up slowly with a mix of exercises that emphasize cardiovascular fitness, strength training, and flexibility, the trifecta of fitness skills needed for a long and healthy life. Quiz from Women’s Health Magazine Page 28 • 4 Her • Fall 2012 When to Clean the Sheets by k.g.anderson With the recent info in the news about bed bugs and other micro critters that are lurking in our beds, it is scary to think you never go to bed alone. Nestled within your sheets are countless little intruders that make me squirm. Not to mention our various pets that find their way into our beds every chance they get. I found this info in the Wall Street Journal from the director of clinical microbiology and immunology at New York University's Langone Medical Center and I wanted to share the info. Warning: this info may not only creep you out, it will also make you want to change your sheets. How often do most Americans change their sheets? Most people have a standard of once a week. But many people go three weeks, a month or more. Younger people seem to leave their sheets on the bed longer. How often should they change their sheets? Wash sheets and pillowcases once a week, and you'll eliminate that debris that has accumulated in the bed for that week. You'll be safer from breathing in that material. How can sheets possibly get that dirty? Human skin cells become food for dust mites. That is one of the biggest problems associated with bedding. Mites accumulate, along with their feces. But there is also animal hair, dander, fungal mold, fungal spores, bodily secretions and bacteria. Also: dust, lint, fibers, particulates, insect parts, pollen, soil, sand and cosmetics. A person can perspire as much as a liter in a night—even more if you have a lot of covers. Is there an ideal way to wash bedding? The water should be 130 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit, typically the washing machine's hot-water cycle. Then dry using a hot drying cycle. That is germicidal; it actually kills and destroys a lot of vegetative material. It also kills the dust mites. For extra protection, "bleach is excellent. It is probably the cheapest germicide and can be used in a low concentration." Cold water non-bleach bleaches use peroxide, so they're also germicidal. Once a week, hot water. Then I'm safe? No. To protect the mattress, I use an impervious outer cover. If you look at a mattress, it collects debris by gravity. Without the cover, your mattress is a zoological and botanical garden. The outer covers are made of pliable, plastic vinyl and are commonly used by people with asthma and allergy symptoms. The covers should also go on pillowcases. If you put an impervious outer cover over the mattress and mattress pad, your mattress won't harm you. (info from the Wall Street Journal) making homemade laundry soap Once again my research for the magazine has led me on another interesting quest. I have learned that it is not only easy and economical to m ake your own laundry soap, but there are numerous websites and videos to show you how. The cost savings by doing this is incredible! What Ingredients Do You Need? You will need 3 basic ingredients; a soap of some sort, washing soda and borax. The Soap: The most typical type of soap to use is Fels Naptha, but since another options for soap is Ivory which I thinks sounds more pleasing. If you use Ivory soap you will need to use the whole bar. Washing Soda: This is not to be confused with baking soda. Washing soda is sodium carbonate or soda ash (baking soda is sodium bicarbonate). The brand to look for is Arm & Hammer Washing Soda which you can find it in the laundry section of the grocery store. Many people have a hard time finding it and you can purchase it on-line, even through Amazon.com. Borax: Borax is a naturally occurring mineral: Sodium Borate. The brand to look for is 20 Mule Team. It comes in a 76 oz. box. You should be able to locate this in the laundry detergent aisle. Fall 2012 • 4 Her • Page 29 by k.g anderson The Recipe for Homemade Laundry Soap (You will also need a small bucket, about 2 gallon size) 1 bar Ivory ½ cup washing soda ½ cup borax powder Grate the soap and put it in a sauce pan. Add 6 cups water and heat it until the soap melts. Add the washing soda and the borax and stir until it is dissolved. Remove from heat. Pour 4 cups hot water into the bucket. Now add your soap mixture and stir. Now add 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir. Let it sit for about 24 hours and it will gel. You use ½ cup per load. Note: The finished soap will not be a solid gel. It will be more of a watery gel. The soap is a low sudsing soap. So if you don’t see suds, that is ok. Suds are not what does the cleaning, it is the ingredients in the soap. If you want your soap to have some sort of scent you can scent this with ½ to 1 oz. of essential oil or fragrance oil of your choice. 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The moisture from the pumpkin flesh will keep your “mumpkin” looking good for 3 to 4 days. from lowe's creative ideas DYI Page 32 • 4 Her • Fall 2012 Fall Projects Mason Jar Planters This project caught my eye because I have lots of mason jars from all the home-canned items from neighbors and friends. I have seen several versions of this idea. Boards with hooks to be used as coat racks, bathroom stuff and or craft supplies. If you want to bring in a little natural decor to your home, why not use them as planters? It would be a great way to create an herb garden in your kitchen. You could use it in a sunny spot for cuttings or to even add greenery to a blank wall. For an empty dark area, just add a grow light and create a soft glow to an otherwise empty space. Directions: Pick out your houseplants, cuttings or herbs (even check out plants on clearance and give them a good home). You will need a small bag of potting soil and small rocks for drainage. The pipe clamp things can be found at any hardware or discount store in a 2 pack for around $2. Find an old weathered board or by your wood and paint or stain it to whatever your decorating needs are. Screw the clamps to the board first. Then screw the board to the wall. Tightened the clamp to hold the jar in place. Find this idea and more at www.notjustahousewife.net Fall 2012 • 4 Her • Page 33 Fall Candle Nut Jars Since we are working with mason jars here is another idea for fall decorating. Place a small glass cup candle in the bottom of a mason jar and surround it with acorns for a crisp, rustic autumn look. You could also use pecans, hickory nuts or even a mixture of nuts to create a warm and natural look. Page 34 • 4 Her • Fall 2012 ! l o o h c S o t k c Ba first day in Paducah Public Schools. 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