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    • Book of the Month: December 2017 – Cough Cures by Dr. Gustavo Ferrer
    • Tesla’s Electric Semi Truck
    • Why We Went to Iceland by Debbie Karp
    • Decadent Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce
    • Movie Review: “Wonder”
    • A Visit from St. Nicholas for Dog Lovers Everywhere by Richard Lederer
    • What Everyone Should Know About the Shingles Vaccine By Anita Finley for AGI Medical & Dental Centers
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December 2017 Boomer Times & Senior Life Magazine

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What makes this book so valuable and different from other medical guides is that it provides information about natural cures from herbs and homeopathy from a medical doctor.

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Dr. Fererr is Cuban-born and began his medical education in the environment where natural remedies were utilized. Although he continued his education and practiced in the finest of universities, he never forgot what he learned early in his medical career. He believes in “mind, body, spirit and natural therapies.” What he didn’t know, his co-author, Burke Lennihan, trained in homeopathy, provided much of the information in this book.

Each chapter provides down-to-earth suggestions that your grandmother would have suggested when you got sick. We used to refer to those remedies as “old wives tales,” but yet many medical practitioners now agree that even chicken soup has qualities that heal. And so this book, COUGH CURES, is a journey into the world of simple, tried and tested methods for our everyday cures for today’s illnesses. Some of the chapter titles are very revealing about the contents: For example, “Fever, pain and sleep”; “Beware of herbs from he Internet”; “Avoid antibiotics for colds, coughs and flu”; And each chapter is written in such an easy-to-read manner, that the information flows and consists of many “yahoo moments.”

What I especially admired about this book is that Dr. Ferrer explains the positives and negatives of many herbs, vitamins, overthe- counter drugs and pharmaceuticals. As Dr. Ferrer instructs the readers, beware of what medical information you gather from the Internet. Always discuss what you need with your doctor. This book is like a bible that should be kept out and open for easy reference. There is a powerful bibliography and index at the back of the book. I’m sure this book was a long and tedious adventure but the good it will do for you is worth every minute it required to produce.

My greatest suggestion for 2018 is to buy and keep COUGH CURES at your home, in an open place for others to see and examine. I’m sure it will be a conversation starter.

Dr. Gustavo Ferrer’s life encompasses both traditional and modern forms of medicine. He was trained as a physician and pulmonologist in Cuba, moving on to universities in the US, where he founded the Cough Center for Cleveland Clinic. He has lectured throughout the US and internationally and is currently involved in multiple research studies. He founded ICE, a pulmonology center in Aventura. He lives with his wife, Nicole and daughters in Weston. Burke Lennihan, RN has spent over 30 years in different aspects of holistic health care. She has taught physicians about homeopathy and teaches heart-centered meditation at Harvard. Go to her website:

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COUGH CURES...The Complete Guide To The Best Natural Remedies And Over-The-Counter Drugs For Acute And Chronic Coughs

Decadent Chocolate Cake
With Raspberry Sauce

Springform pans aren’t just for cheesecake. Use one to bake this rich chocolate cake, and indulge in every sweet chocolate-raspberry bite.

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Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Sauce

  • 1 box (10 oz) frozen raspberries, thawed, drained and juice reserved
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons orange- or raspberry-flavored liqueur, if desired
  • Glaze

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • Garnish

  • 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • Fresh raspberries, if desired
  • Steps

  • Heat oven to 325°F. Grease bottom and side of 8-inch springform pan or 9-inch round cake pan with shortening. In 2-quart heavy saucepan, melt 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cool 5 minutes. Stir in flour until smooth. Stir in egg yolks until well blended; set aside.
  • In large bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer on high speed until foamy. Beat in 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until soft peaks form. Using rubber spatula, fold chocolate mixture into egg whites. Spread in pan.
  • Bake springform pan 35 to 40 minutes, round cake pan 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (top will appear dry and cracked). Cool 10 minutes. Run knife along side of cake to loosen; remove side of springform pan. Place cooling rack upside down over cake; turn rack and cake over. Remove bottom of springform pan or round cake pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, add enough water to reserved raspberry juice to measure 1 cup. In 1-quart saucepan, mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cornstarch. Stir in juice and thawed raspberries. Heat to boiling over medium heat. Boil and stir 1 minute. Place small strainer over small bowl. Pour mixture through strainer to remove seeds. Stir liqueur into mixture; set aside.
  • Place cake on serving plate. In 1-quart saucepan, heat glaze ingredients over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until chips are melted. Spread over top of cake, allowing some to drizzle down side. Place whipped cream in decorating bag fitted with star tip. Pipe a rosette on each serving. Serve cake with sauce. Garnish with fresh raspberries.
  • FROM THE DECEMBER COVER: Decadent Chocolate Cake With Raspberry Sauce

    WONDER, A True Story

    [Editorial note: I had sheer joy, anger, exhilaration and all the other feelings arise when I experienced this movie. I hope all our politicians see this movie so they can bring back big heartfelt decisions about laws affecting people that have familial situations different from theirs.]

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    In WONDER, August “Auggie” Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) is about to start fifth grade—marking his first time at a school with other kids, rather than learning at home from his mom, Isabel (Julia Roberts).

    That would be plenty nerve-wracking on its own, but Auggie has more to worry about than the average new middle schooler: Born with a genetic abnormality, he has a significant facial difference. Twenty-plus surgeries in his short life have left him able to hear, see, and speak like other kids, but he definitely doesn’t look like them. And since he can’t wear his beloved astronaut helmet all day at school, he has to face them all in person.

    It’s far from easy; kids call him names (“Darth Hideous,” “Gollum”) and bully him, and even his parents can’t talk away the hurt. But Auggie isn’t the only one facing challenges: His older sister, Via (Izabela Vidovic), feels like their parents, Isabel and Nate (played by Owen Wilson) barely pay attention to her because Auggie needs so much from them.

    His new friend, Jack Will (Noah Jupe), genuinely likes Auggie but doesn’t know how to speak up for him in school. Via’s former best friend, Miranda (Danielle Rose Russell), seems tough on the outside but is grappling with difficult family issues. And even bully Julian (Bryce Gheisar) has his own problems. As Auggie navigates his first year of school, he—and all the people around him—learn to think more of others and find happiness inside themselves. Don’t miss it!

    (Review from Common Sense Media)


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