Time for a Smart Phone – Amazon Fire with Mayday

It’s here and consumer’s can order this now at Amazon.  If you click on the video you can learn more.  For many maturing people smart phones are almost as bad as the remote control with 30 to 40 buttons that arrive with a new flat screen TV.  Will you ever in your life know what all those buttons are for?  Of course not.   Well the same is true of most smart phones.  The new Amazon Fire phone is the first phone that will have a “Mayday” button.    Basically Amazon says it best right here:

“Simply hit the Mayday button in quick actions and an Amazon expert will appear to help you via live video. Our tech experts can co-pilot you through any feature by drawing on your screen, walking you through how to do something yourself, or doing it for you—whatever works best. Throughout the process, you’ll be able to see the Amazon expert live on your screen, but they won’t see you.”

Even more important no driving to the phone store to figure out and ask someone to show you how your phone works or how do you do that. where’s that at?

I may get my mother onto the internet with this “Mayday” feature.  To check out “Mayday” on a tablet click below you do not have to buy but you can learn more about this option.



Weight Loss and Losing Weight

Nutrition vs Calories Matrix - Diet of the Best Foods

There are so many diets what works and motivates?  There are so many gimmicks about this berry or that that claim to be the answer.  It is pathetic.  The weight loss industry is a multi-billion dollar industry.  At IMS Supplements, Inc.  we receive telephone calls about this pill or that and people want the truth.  The truth is there is no magic bullet or pill when it comes to weight loss.  The only thing lighter after watching some program or advertisement is your pocket book.

The truth is that we are hungry due to all the empty calories that we are consuming in processed foods.  I never was one to recommend multi-vitamins but it appears despite alleged vitamin fortification in this and that in the grocery store we may be getting short changed when we are shopping in the produce section.  The vitamins and minerals in produce come from the soil.  When the soil is over farmed and simply replanted after every crop without rest the amount of nutrients become reduced.  More and more people are gravitating towards USDA organic products and non-GMO and this is obviously the best place to start.

After the first step you need motivation.  Well what motivates you?  For many of us it is as simple as looking in the mirror.  Next it is about education.  There are multiple ways to educate yourself.  The easiest is to search out video programming on the internet.  Even Netflix® has some great documentaries.  Well you may ask – what are they?

In no particular order of importance these are our recommendations: koverk  hungrykillratlrg farmagedfatsickKoverKextvegicatedengine2frankbeef

In addition the following video is excellent by Michael Moseley, MD

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And your video education would not be complete without: The-world-according-to-monsant

It is important to note that we have no affiliation nor do we receive compensation for or from any of the video or books mentioned in this article.

These informational video documentaries should be enough to convince anybody that we are in a nutritional crisis in North America. Obesity and Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease are endangering the lives of a majority of Americans and Canadians.

Here are several more to motivate you to do something to change the inevitable sickness and ensuing death.

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So what are the solutions?  Well personally I have purchased and read the following books.  This is step two of the education and motivation.  I am not sure what will work for you individually but the point is begin.  Find the way that works for you.  And this is why I went out and purchased the following:

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Through reading and education one must truly find a way that allows and encourages them to make changes that are healthy and that they can live with.  Part of this journey involves finding recipes and foods that you enjoy.  A few of my favorites are:

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I’m on a journey and I hope you are too.  A healthy and happier one.  Oh I almost forgot. My best friend is an app (yes application) on my smart phone and tablet that allows me to track what I’m eating nutritionally and calorically.  It’s called “My Fitness Pal”  Check it out at: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/

A Health Coach is another viable option for those seeking help.  A special program         ” The Secret to Losing Weight Once and For All ” Healthy Habits.

Check out: http://yourinfinitewellness.com/healthy-habits/ and sign up today!

Before you begin any weight loss or fitness program you should consult your health care provider to ensure that it is safe for you.


There’s an App for that, Smart Phone App Privacy Alert

Medical apps aren’t covered by a federal privacy law, known as HIPAA, that controls how doctors and health care providers store and share patients’ health information.

Nancy Shute wrote an article that I believe all of us who use apps (applications) for smart phones or tablets should read. Initially I felt that an app to remind people to take their medication was a great idea. Shoot I even thought about trying to invest in creating such an app. 

After doing some research on such an application. What I found is that this has already been developed.  As more and more people over fifty purchase tablets that use these apps they should be aware that some of these apps may compromise important information while they may provide a much needed service.  The benefits of using an app to remind you to check your blood sugar or take your heart medication or any other medical service provided may obviously exceed the risk of your personal information being compromised as a result of user error “sharing” or loss of said device.  This article makes no inference that any app is maliciously disseminating any private information to the public.

The article was published at NPR and can be viewed at “Here”

Jerry D. Cady -B.S. Biomedical Sciences, A.S. Business Management