Monday, June 7, 2021

Milliron Monday: Whereas coffee... 6 7 2021

 Photo of Dr. Smith by Photo (c) David J. Rogowski

Abbott "Pete" Smith D.V.M.
June 16, 1938 - February 22, 2010

Welcome to Milliron Monday where every Monday we celebrate the legacy of Pete Smith, D.V.M., and  Milliron: Abbott “Pete” Smith, D.V.M. The Biography
 (Monday Creek Publishing 2017). A graduate of Colorado State University and a well-known veterinarian in southeast Ohio, Dr. Smith continues to motivate and inspire. 

There is a treasure trove of journals, poetry, letters, photos, and notes upon notes in the nooks and crannies of the Smith home. This one, handwritten by Dr. Smith, lists the reasons to swear off coffee. In fact, it is a promise to avoid caffeine altogether...

Whereas coffee:
1/ makes my stomach hurt
     a/ raises stomach temp 10 degrees
     b/ raises H* 500%
     c/ is very acidic
2/ makes me cough
      a/ irritates hiatal hernia
           (1) heartburn
3/ is addictive : inconvenient
4/ causes mood swings
     a/ hypoglycemia
     b/ artificial stimulant
     c/ increases blood pressure
5/ potent diuretic (incontinence)
6/ causes appetite stimulation & ruins fasts & diets
7/ interferes with surgical skill
     a/ hands tremble
     b/ patience
8/ vague anxiety & paranoia
9/ requires antacids which harms immunity, digestion, health
10/ interferes with sleep & therefore alertness the next day
11/ nullifies homeopathic remedies
12/ depletes liver glycogen
13/ triggers malignant hyperthermia in some individuals

I hereby resolve & do swear by God to eliminate coffee, caffeine containing soft drinks, and real tea from my personal life total once and for all.

also resolved
Juice/spirulina fast Mon, Wed, Fri when at home

Eat moderately on Tues, Thurs, Sat

Keep my weight between 175 & 185

Have a great week ahead.

Through captivating, powerful, and emotional anecdotes, we celebrate the life of Dr. Abbott P. Smith. His biography takes the reader from smiles to laughter to empathy and tears. Dr. Smith gave us compelling lessons learned from animals; the role animals play in the human condition, the joy of loving an animal, and the awe of their spirituality. A tender and profound look into the life of a skilled veterinarian.

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