Walking Out of the Night / Mushrooms reduce risk of mild brain decline / Friday: Fort Worth Zoo

Angels sing
in amazing Harmony,
as
the Love of God

is transformed into
everything
we see.

And the Words of Love they sing
tell a never ending story
of the
Wonders of Creation.
Our Earthly Home
heralds God’s Glory,
in the Light and the Color

and the Beauty and the Wonder
of the World He made
for you and me.

And what was concealed
we no longer deny.
And in our knowing
the Artist Himself,
lifts our Spirits
to the sky.

As our eyes begin to open
and blindness meets the Light,
we
see a World
Bursting with Life
in vibrant, Living color.

            Breath taking is the Master’s Work.

And I’m walking out
of the night,
into such wonder
as Life marries
the Sparkling Light
,
and awakens
me
to the sounds
of Thunder,
hidden
in the Human Heart.

A New World is here,
a World
of Graceful Harmony,
a World
in which I now see
God in everything,
and every
Living Being,
and in me.

Breath taking
is the Master’s
Work.

Yes,
the entire Universe
has conspired to help
Life
find you.
Worlds are created

by Love.

            Worlds are created by Love.

So exquisite
is your work of Heart.
Fragile Beauty,

formed from delicate strokes
by the Master’s Hand.
And each Creation
bears testimony with each
Human Heart,
that God lives.

In the Master’s Hands,
we become Beautiful.
Life
goes into each Child
with so much Love.
Each Heart,
a work so delicate and unique

it fluently pours forth
Beauty
far beyond
what we can
behold.

God in everything and every Living Being.

From Timeless Biblical Truths
we see Birth and Life
and Love in each breath,
Beautiful Creations
by the Master’s Stroke of Art,
as mountains are shadowed
and the trees are formed,
and Love
grows by
giving.

The Dignity and Sanctity
of your Life
is
painted with so much Love,

the Love
of God
for His Child.

For YOU.

Goodnight.

May the peace which comes from
the memories of Love
shared,
comfort you now.

We never lose the ones we Love,
for Love lives on.

The Joy we knew
is never gone.
It lives on
in our precious
memories.

Mushrooms
may reduce the risk of mild brain decline
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Eating mushrooms more than twice a week
could prevent memory and language problems
occurring in the over-60s,
research from Singapore suggests.

A unique antioxidant present in mushrooms could have a protective effect on the brain, the study found.

The more mushrooms people ate, the better they performed in tests of thinking and processing.

But researchers said it was not possible to prove a direct link between the fungi and brain function.

The National University of Singapore study’s findings were based on 663 Chinese adults, aged over 60, whose diet and lifestyle were tracked from 2011 to 2017.

Over the six-year study, the researchers found that eating mushrooms lowered the chances of mild cognitive impairment, so that roughly nine out of 100 people who ate more than two portions a week were diagnosed, compared with 19 out of 100 among those who ate fewer than one portion.

‘Encouraging’

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) can make people forgetful, affect their memory and cause problems with language, attention and locating objects in spaces – but the changes can be subtle.

It is not serious enough to be defined as dementia.

The participants in the study were asked how often they ate six different types of mushrooms: oyster, shiitake, white button, dried, golden and tinned.

Mushroom eaters performed better in brain tests and were found to have faster processing speed – and this was particularly noticeable in those who ate more than two portions a week, or more than 300g (10.5oz).

“This correlation is surprising and encouraging,” said assistant professor Lei Feng, the lead study author, from the university’s department of psychological medicine.

“It seems that a commonly available single ingredient could have a dramatic effect on cognitive decline.

“But we are talking about a combination of many factors – tea, green leafy vegetables, nuts and fish are also beneficial.”

The researchers point to the fact that mushrooms are one of the richest dietary sources of ergothioneine – an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which humans are unable to make on their own.

Mushrooms also contain other important nutrients and minerals such as vitamin D, selenium and spermidine, which protect neurons from damage.

But there is still a long way to go before evidence of a direct link can be established.

Diet and lifestyle factors

This study relied on self-reported information on mushroom intake and other dietary factors, which may not be accurate, the researchers acknowledged.

Dr James Pickett, head of research at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “There are lots of factors that contribute to the development of dementia and it’s estimated that up to a third of cases could be prevented by changes in lifestyle, including diet.

Dementia is one of the top 10 causes of death, but people can take action to reduce their risk, so it’s important that we base our advice on consistent evidence that’s built up over multiple studies, and don’t get carried away with the findings of any one single study.

“So while eating a diet full of fruit and vegetables, including mushrooms, is a great starting point, our best advice is to also cut down on sugar and salt, be physically active, drink in moderation and avoid smoking.”

The study is published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

April 5                                               Trip: Fort Worth Zoo

April 19 & 22 (Fri. & Mon.)                Good Friday & Easter Holidays

April 30, (Tuesday)                            Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 1                                            Tuition balance due for 2019-2020

May 20                                               Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        …………………………………………………….(no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip (Austin, Texas)

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

(Calendar 2018-2019 / approved 7-29-18)

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