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Who doesn’t love a sprinkling of cinnamon on fresh apple pie or atop a chai latte?  It’s just one of those spices that tastes fantastic.  But taste is not the only reason to love cinnamon.  Here are 10 health reasons to love this super spice:

1. Numerous studies show that cinnamon regulates blood sugar, making it a great choice for diabetics and hypoglycemics alike.  That’s also great news for anyone who wants stable energy levels and moods.

2. It reduces LDL cholesterol levels.  LDL is also known as the harmful cholesterol.  Reducing it may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. 

3. It has natural anti-infectious compounds. In some studies, cinnamon has been effective against ulcer-causing H. pylori bacteria and other pathogens. However, there have been mixed results in other studies, so more research is needed.

4. It may reduce pain linked to arthritis.  Cinnamon has been shown in studies at the Department of Internal Medicine, Kangnam Korean Hospital, to reduce cytokines linked to arthritic pain.

5. Research at the University of Texas, published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, shows that cinnamon may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells, holding promise for cancer prevention and sufferers of the disease.

6. It is a natural food preservative.

7. It contains fiber, calcium, iron, and manganese—albeit small amounts to the typical dose of ground cinnamon.

8.  It’s been proven effective for menstrual pain and infertility.  Cinnamon contains a natural chemical called cinnamaldehyde, which studies show increases the hormone progesterone and decreases testosterone production in women, helping to balance hormones.

9. Cinnamon holds promise for various neurodegenerative diseases, including: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, brain tumor, and meningitis, according to research at the Cytokine Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas.  Their research shows that cinnamon reduces chronic inflammation linked with these neurological disorders.

10.  Not a health benefit, but a great reason to love cinnamon, it’s versatile.  It works with sweet and savory dishes alike.  Consider that many curries and savory Moroccan dishes include cinnamon.  It’s not just for apples anymore.

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Molly the mouse was walking to school with Cheeky Monkey
When the wind blew off her hat into a tree,
“I will get it I will get your hat for you”
Without further ado
Cheeky Monkey chased the hat it blew into the middle of the road
Molly looked worried she knew how dangerous the road can be
“No! No! She shouted look at all the traffic can’t you see?
“You must wait at the crossroads for the little green man to appear.”
Cheeky Monkey just ran and ran he didn’t listen,the hat was near
Molly waited for his safe return
She knew Cheeky Monkey didn’t listen to her concerns
All Molly could do was sit and watch
Her brave friend weave and dodge
The traffic in his plight to capture her hat
Molly just wanted her friend back
That is why it is always best
To use the green cross code
You will always be safe on the roads

Gillian Sims

This poem was taken from Manners Bear And Friends my new children’s poetry book  now available at Waterstone’s

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The Snowman

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Once there was a snowman
Stood outside the door
Thought he’d like to come inside
And run around the floor;

Thought he’d like to warm himself
By the firelight red;
Thought he’d like to climb up
On that big white bed.
So he called the North Wind,
“Help me now I pray.
I’m completely frozen,
Standing here all day.”
So the North Wind came along
And blew him in the door,
And now there’s nothing left of him
But a puddle on the floor!

My Snowman has a Noble Head

Jack Prelutsky

My snowman has a noble head,
he’s broader than he’s tall,
his ears are tin, his eyes are coal,
he has no neck at all.

Beneath his ragged hat he wears
a wig of tangled wool,
his barrel chest is buttoned up,
his belly’s rather full.

My snowman has a handsome face
complete with carrot nose,
his arms are long, his legs are short,
he hasn’t any toes.

He wields a broom, he puffs a pipe,
his smile is wide and bright,
“He looks like me!” my father says,
you know . . . he may be right!

Snowman

Helen H. Moore

Snowflakes falling
Thick and fast,
Build a snowman
Make him last . . .

Snowflakes falling,
Swirling, slow,
My snowman melted –
Where’d he go?

Peter, the Snowman

Winifred C. Marshall

It would not seem like winter,
Without a snowman tall;
I’ve worked on one all morning,
With Ted and little Paul.
This is a jolly snowman,
With such a friendly smile,
We’ll ask you out to meet him,
In just a little while.

His hat belongs to Daddy,
His button eyes are blue,
His bright red scarf and mittens
Were knit by Cousin Sue.
We’re going to call him Peter,
We’d like to have him stay,
But sometime when we’re all at school,
He’s sure to slip away.

Snow Sentry

Kate Monroe

See the snowman
all in white –
stnading still
and silent-like
as soft snow
settles light
on this cool
long frosty night.

Crystal flakes spin
round and fall,
covering him
beyond recall.

Still he’ll stand
sentry tall,
keeping night-watch
over all.

Snow Woman

Nancy Dingman Watson

Snow woman, snow woman,
What do you know?
You sit so still
And silent in the snow.

Snow woman, snow woman,
Do you like your hat?
You sit so quiet
And comfortable and fat.

Snow woman, snow woman,
Do you like your clothes?
Your apron and your mittens
And your big carrot nose?

Snow woman, snow woman,
Sitting in the night
Does the dark scare you
Or the cold moonlight?

Snow woman, snow woman,
Here comes the sun
Are you afraid of melting
And being all done?

My Snowman Friend

I call him Mr. Frosty-Face!
He brings us so much fun,
With black coal eyes, and a carrot nose,
With a smile for everyone!

If we play Ring-a-Roses,
Then all our friends join in!
But, when the game is “Statues”,
He always knows he’ll win!

When I talk, I know he’ll listen
To every word I say.
I can shout, or knock his hat off,
And he’ll never run away!

But, when the weather’s warmer,
Then Frosty-Face must go –
Until the next time that he comes
With winter’s ice and snow.

IF YOU KNOW OF A LARGER SNOWMAN THAN THIS LET ME KNOW AT:poetreecreations@yahoo.com send pictures and information to us

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giantsnowmanOlympia the snow woman is 122 feet, one inch high and set a new Guinness world record.

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Olympia was made by the folks of Bethel, Maine, and named after Maine senator Olympia Snowe. The snowman or to be more precise the snow woman was 122 feet, one inch high and broke the Guinness world record for the largest snowman. Olympia was built in a little over a month to build, she is dressed in a 100 foot scarf, has 27 foot evergreen trees for arms, and eyelashes made from old skis.
SEND YOUR PICTURES,POETRY, OR CHILDREN’S TIPS TO: poetreecreations@yahoo.com

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“Polite Society’s” Purpose Vol. #2 Essay 19

This entry was posted on February 6, 2013, in Polite Society’s Purpose and tagged ,,. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment

Polite Society 1880s“Polite Society” is a term that came into use during the 1880s and it remainedpolite society 1950s with us until the 1950s. It refers to the behavior of the upper echelon of our society and is normally associated with the Protestants. Their behavior was guided by their strong Christian faith and their sincere concern for the feelings of others. Kindness was the rule of the day and both men and women behaved accordingly, in both their private and public lives.

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” Well, because people were born and raised within the strict parameters of their Christian faith, keeping that promise was relatively easy, as well-bred people rarely stepped out of line, whether at home or at work. This was because the children were trained early on to be polite, hard-working, trustworthy and kind adults, thereby eliminating the need to criticise anyone’s behavior. Everyone played by the rules with wonderful results.

Today, this is no longer the case. We are surrounded by louts, not only at work but at home too.screaming womanscreaming customerscool kids misbevaeblack guy and bus driver

And once again, we can blame the radical, second wave feminists for the demise of another comforting and traditional component of America’s glorious past. The concept of a polite society has vanished from our landscape with chilling and disheartening results. Its loss has turned, what was once, a pleasant, courteous and peaceful society into a cynical, crude, rude, and obnoxious prison.woman with scissorsannoying co-workerbad little kids

Christian women have traditionally engendered genteel behavior by both men and women. They demanded to be treated with the respect that their good behavior entitled them to, all in accordance with the lessons learned in the Bible. The Bible teaches mankind the dignity and respect with which women were to be treated as both women and mothers. The Blessed Mother’s, Joseph and Jesus’ lives were the inspiration for the lives of all women and men.  Good behavior garnered reverence for the women, esteem for the men and respect for both. This understanding of what comprised good personal behavior was one of the key components of our civilized society. 

Feminist leader - Bella Abzug

When the radical, second-wave feminists and their socialist cohorts took advantage of the chaos surrounding the civil rights movement in the 1960s they started, what would become today’s rude society, eventually destroying polite society, by veering away from Christian behavior and instilling the “do-your-own-thing” mentality in our college age kids.  

And yet today, they stubbornly refuse to take blame for all of the evil behavior that followed their revolutions, both sexual and societal, despite the inability for anyone to find, anyone or anything, else to blame.

After their tirades and psychotic hissy-fits everything changed in America. Gone were the sexual mores of love, marriage and children. Gone were the ethical standards of good business practices. Gone were the merit based advancements in education. Gone were the promotions based on talent. Gone were the pride in country, flag and our military. Because, gone were the essential and basic human qualities only Christianity can develop in a culture. They were trashed along with everything else bequeathed to America by the sacrifices of the Christian men, during our American miracle.

 Every traditional, 1000 year old human value, standard of behavior, polite kindness and consoling commandment were dramatically and publicly trashed by the non-Christian likes of Gloria Steinem (radical feminist), Abby Hoffman (radical political activist), William Kunstler (leftist lawyer), Betty Friedan (feminist), Leonard Weinglass (radical’s lawyer) and, Jerry Rubin (social activist), in less than 10 years! With the help of the TV industry, which was in its infancy, these sick people and their ilk, grabbed the limelight and our country, to this very day, has not recovered.

Our daily preferences are glaring example of this decline – people routinely choose football over church; kids sports over family dinner; irresponsibly over responsibility; sex over love; procrastination over determination; globe over God; secularism over faith; career over children; clothes over character; rudeness over politeness; impulsiveness over patience; pets over people; friends over family; rash words over silence; selfishness over consideration; divorce over marriage; and dozens of other disastrous decisions.

And why do we choose to jump off the cliff rather than cherish our short time on earth? Because a group of dysfunctional females in the 1960s convinced millions of women that polite society was for wimps and that their way would break the bonds of patriarchy and oppression thereby allowing them to achieve ”independence” and ”to be all that they could be.”  ”I am woman, hear me roar!” YUK!               It’s the Women, Not the Men. to be continued

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