Nurse Notes

Nurse Notes NL


The Nurses Notes will be taking a summer Break!
It and Blood Pressure Sundays will resume after Labor Day.
We hope all of you have a safe and healthy summer.
Remember, you can always email us or look for us at church with any health concerns you have over the summer. 

“Dear Lord, please give me a purpose in life I can live for,
a self I can live with and a faith I can live by.”


DID YOU KNOW (University of Chicago)

A gluten Free diet may be high in arsenic and mercury?  Gluten free diets often contain rice.  Not only rice itself, but also rice flour, brown rice syrup and puffed rice. Elevated rice consumption can lead to higher intake of these toxic metals. Rice retains these metals from the soil, fertilizers, and water. A recent study found that people who ate gluten free diet with large amounts of rice or rice products had twice as much arsenic in their urine and nearly 70 percent more mercury levels than those who did not eat gluten free. Always read labels and look for non-rice products to include in your gluten free diet.

HEALTH TIP: How to remove a tick

If You find a tick on your skin, remove it as quickly as possible using the following tips:

  1. Grasp the tick as close to your skin’s surface as possible. Use tweezers if possible.
  2. Pull upward with a steady, continuous motion. To make sure the whole tick is removed, try not to twist it or jerk it. If mouth parts remain under the skin, leave the area alone and let the       skin heal. Your body will expel the mouth parts over time.
  3. After removal, clean the area with antibacterial soap or alcohol and check often for any signs of tick borne diseases.
  4. Mark your calendar with the date of the tick bite to keep track of it and if you develop any signs of tick borne diseases 14-21 days after the bite, then contact your doctor for an exam.

EASY TO DO   –  A trick to get out of your “funky” moods

In a recent study, people who wrote down about what was bothering them for twenty minutes a day three days in a row, felt happier and less anxious than those who just kept stewing. Added bonus: They also had lower blood pressure readings and improved immune function for months. So get out the pad and pen and start writing!!

The deadliest driving days of the year are the 100 Days from Memorial Day until the start of school.  So keep your seat belt fastened, don’t drive distracted and keep your driving skills sharp!

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!