WORKING OUT PROBLEMS
Hi Everybody Dr. Norris here,
How we deal with adversity says a lot about us and our character.
Working out problems and finding the right way to respond is a
I found this story online about dealing with problems... I hope you enjoy it.
Many years ago, a farmer had the misfortune of owing a large sum of
money to a village moneylender. The moneylender, who was old and ugly,
fancied the farmer’s beautiful daughter. So he proposed a bargain. He
said he would forgo the farmer’s debt if he could marry his daughter.
Both the farmer and his daughter were horrified by the proposal. So the
cunning money-lender suggested that they let providence decide the
matter. He told them that he would put a black pebble and a white pebble
into an empty money bag. Then the girl would have to pick one pebble
from the bag.
If she picked the black pebble, she would become his wife and her
father’s debt would be forgiven. If she picked the white pebble she need
not marry him and her father’s debt would still be forgiven. If she
refused to pick a pebble, her father would be thrown into jail.
They were standing on a pebble strewn path in the farmer’s field. As
they talked, the moneylender bent over to pick up two pebbles. As he
picked them up, the sharp-eyed girl noticed that he had picked up two
black pebbles and put them into the bag. He then asked the girl to pick a
pebble from the bag.
Take a moment to ponder this. What would you recommend that the girl do?
The girl put her hand into the moneybag and drew out a pebble. Without
looking at it, she fumbled and let it fall onto the pebble-strewn path
where it immediately became lost among all the other pebbles.
“Oh, how clumsy of me!” she said. “But never mind, if you look into the
bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I
The moneylender dared not admit his dishonesty. The girl changed what
seemed an impossible situation into an extremely advantageous one. Most
problems do have a solution, sometimes we just need to think in a
Dealing with pain can be a challenge.
What is the best remedy? Can I afford it? Who do I trust for advice?
I am always available for advice regarding painful conditions. I promise
to give it to you honestly and without an agenda. We appreciate your
patronage and will continue to provide quality affordable health care to
the Antelope Valley.
Dr. Michael Norris
Not All Fats Are Created Equal
There are good fats, like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, which can
help reduce bad cholesterol levels, and reduce your risk for heart
disease and stroke. These include: avocados, olives, nuts and seeds. And
then, there are bad fats, like saturated and trans fat, which can put you at greater risk for
heart disease. These include: fatty meats, fast food and margarine. So
eat the good fat, not the bad.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
“Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease
is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients,
nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.” ~Mike Adams
Disclaimer: The information
contained herein is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent
any diseases or, medical problems. It is not intended to replace your
The information is provided for educational purposes only. Response to
care and nutritional benefits may vary from one person to another.