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June 2019
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Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers,  
storytellers and singers of song." -Unknown

My dad was all the things listed above and much more!  
Unfortunately, my father made his transition at the very young age of 54. He got to hold his first grandson but never got to meet my son who was born 5 months after his passing. 
My father had a rare form of lung cancer but was a non-smoker.  He chose to follow the conventional route of treatment. Remember this was 31 years ago. Six months before his diagnosis he was a vibrant, healthy, active man.  In fact, he had just been to the doctor for a physical and his doctor told him he had the body of a 30-year-old. My dad's parents lived healthy lives until well into their 80's as did his three brothers.  
His surviving sister is 90 years old and going strong.   

As I watched what the chemotherapy and radiation did to him, I knew that there had to be a better way.  He was gone within six months of starting treatment.  As awful as that was, what is equally awful is that he was robbed of any quality of life during those six months of treatment.
My dad's passing spurred me into my holistic studies and into the work I am doing today. 
If we had known then what we know now, the outcome may have been very different. 
 We now know that there are so many things we can do from a dietary and lifestyle standpoint.  

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For those of you lucky enough to still have your dad with you, make his 
Father's Day special and count your blessings.

Wishing you all abundant health and happiness.



Father's Day is coming up, so in honor of dear old dad, the Art of Manliness is presenting a series of father-themed posts. Today we look into the history of Father's Day. Sadly, retailers and marketers, in an effort to make a quick buck, have bastardized the original meaning of Father's Day. A holiday that was supposed to honor dad and enumerate his special qualities, now is used to sell chili pepper ties and shop vacs. Hopefully by understanding why the concept of Father's Day was created, we can better celebrate and honor the fathers who raised us.

The History of Father's Day in the United States
There are two stories of when the first Father's Day was celebrated. According to some accounts, the first Father's Day was celebrated in Washington State on June 19, 1910. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd came up with the idea of honoring and celebrating her father while listening to a Mother's Day sermon at church in 1909. She felt as though mothers were getting all the acclaim while fathers were equally deserving of a day of praise. (She would probably be displeased that Mother's Day still gets the lion's share of attention).
Sonora's dad was quite a man. William Smart, a veteran of the Civil War, was left a widower when his wife died while giving birth to their sixth child. He went on to raise the six children by himself on their small farm in Washington. To show her appreciation for all the hard work and love William gave to her and her siblings, Sonora thought there should be a day to pay homage to him and other dads like him. She initially suggested June 5th, the anniversary of her father's death to be the designated day to celebrate Father's Day, but due to some bad planning, the celebration in Spokane, Washington was deferred to the third Sunday in June.

The other story of the first Father's Day in America happened all the way on the other side of the country in Fairmont, West Virginia on July 5, 1908. Grace Golden Clayton suggested to the minister of the local Methodist church that they hold services to celebrate fathers after a deadly mine explosion killed 361 men.
While Father's Day was celebrated locally in several communities across the country, unofficial support to make the celebration a national holiday began almost immediately. William Jennings Bryant was one of its staunchest proponents. In 1924, President Calvin "Silent Cal" Coolidge recommended that Father's Day become a national holiday. But no official action was taken.
In 1966, Lyndon B. Johnson, through an executive order, designated the third Sunday in June as the official day to celebrate Father's Day. However, it wasn't until 1972, during the Nixon administration, that Father's Day was officially recognized as a national holiday.

Father's Day Around The World
Other countries also picked up on the idea of Father's Day. While many followed suit by celebrating it on the third Sunday in June, some decided to honor dad on different dates. 

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Disclaimer:  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information in this newsletter is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The contents of this newsletter are based upon the opinions and research of Liesha Getson and Health Through Awareness, unless otherwise noted. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked. The information in this newsletter is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Liesha Getson and Health Through Awareness. You are encouraged to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

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