Now, you might wonder what the link between Nick Saban and the Cleveland Clinic is? Not sure if there is any except that two new things I just heard or found out about are fascinating to me and might be useful for you so I’m sharing.
First, Coach Saban. Now, we went to Auburn and live in TN and get health care at Vanderbilt so our car has an AU sticker (two of them), a bit orange T, and a Vandy Oak Leaf Society sticker- we have several bases covered. But we are also Alabama fans and LOVE to watch a great team and a great coach- any team, any coach, anytime. After the AL win (3rd straight SEC title), Coach Saban, referring to why his team won said “You don’t always get what you want in life, but you do mostly get what you deserve” then went on to talk about the talent and commitment of his team. Have thought about that statement alot and how true it usually is. But working with a friend with endometrial cancer, a friend with a rare neuroendocrine cancer, and taking care of a neighbors dog who got hit by a car because they let the dogs run loose, I realized that sometimes you just get the short end of the stick (friends with cancers and no risk factors) and the dog who got hurt because her owners did not take care of her. So while that is generally true that you get what you deserve- for example, the obese, inactive person is MORE likely to get heart disease but sometimes heart disease is luck of the draw (or bad genetics). But I’m going to keep Coach Saban’s comment in mind and I think it will be inspirational to me (and I hope to the young athletes and other young folks who heard him and are inspired by him).
And so now, how is Coach Saban linked to the Cleveland Clinic? Not any way that I know of but I also just discovered a great integrative newsletter that the Cleveland Clinic puts out and this issue alone has several good articles–and I wanted to share that. They ask and answer this question: which artificial sweetener is best and the answer: stevia and anything else but NOT aspartame. Check it out: https://mail2.charter.net/mail#email.
This week I’m talking about congestive heart failure on the radio and hope to have time to do a post on that. CHF is a factor in 1 in 9 deaths in the US and a preventable condition in many cases (obesity, HTN,diabetes are major contributors). Hope to have time to do a post on this. However, the infirmary duties taking care of both neighbors’ dogs (including getting surgery for Millie and doing postop care and keeping the 100 lb Golden Retriever on our back porch with his heated dog pad) and taking care of their cats while making sure that our dog’s nose does not get too bent out of shape (Daisy has been phenomenal; she is not the controlling type; and is very happy even when everyone does not march to her drummer) and even our cat just seems to have said :”another dog; well, it could have been worse; she (me) always wanted goats”.
Best wishes for a Happy Holiday. Remember, we make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Don’t know who said that—could have been Coach Saban.