Saturday, June 10, 2017

PEMF- Improve your health!

Improve your health!

We just bought an affordable PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) mat after two weeks of daily research. I tested one that cost $6,000, but it was a MLM (no thanks!)  After four days we felt our bodies are detoxing.  We feel really relaxed following our 10-20 minute morning session.  We change the setting to relax for our before bed treatment.

 PEMF Therapy offers beneficial bioeffects including:

• Promotes cellular health to improve wellness
• Pain and inflammation relief for improved quality of life, well-being and health
• Enhances the body’s self-healing abilities
• Supports and improves bone, tissue and nerve healing
• Boosts energy and athletic performance
• Improves circulation, oxygenation and immunity
• Improves detoxification and elimination
• Improves sleep, stress reduction and cognitive function
• Modulates inflammatory response, reduces oxidative stress, promotes cellular rejuvenation

• Non-toxic, no known side effects

    So look over their website  They offer a 90 day guarantee, so if your do not have good results, just return it (restocking fee). Look at the 3 minute testimony or 10 minute video.  It opens the cells to receive oxygen and nutrients so the body can heal itself.  If you decide to order use my dealer code"garyg" for a $50 discount (orders over $1000).

 Information on internet says it helps pain and joints  especially.  I am using it for my back problems.  It may help my body heal various issues, including heart problems.  It has been popular in Europe for 20 years, but only recently is becoming widely used in the US.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


We just started adding this to our morning juice or raw organic protein shake based on a friend's recommendation.  The website explains how to use it.  DE is good for skin, nails, bones and hair.

Website:"this microscopic cylinder has a very strong negative charge. As these millions of cylinders move through the stomach and digestive tract, they may attract and absorb fungi, protozoa, viruses, endotoxins, pesticides, drug residues, E.coli, and heavy metals.
These are trapped inside the cylinder and passed out of the body. In addition, any larger parasites that happen to be in the stomach or digestive tract are dehydrated and pushed out via the bowl.  All of these activities result in a much healthier body with less sickness. We often hear the phrase “I just feel better” with our diatomaceous earth users. This better feeling comes from all the “junk” being removed from the body and by helping maintain a healthy immune system."
DE is very inexpensive and has many uses for humans and pets.  All natural and helps improve health without drugs, etc.

​Diatomaceous Earth:
​    Rejoicing and improving,

Thursday, May 25, 2017

FBAR 2016

The nice government men request we tell them annually all about our foreign financial holdings.

  FBAR has changed to a new due date of April 18, 2016.  However since this is a change over prior years, there is an automatic extension to October 16.  You must file online using:

Simply go to that link and follow the instructions.  You will be given an opportunity to click on why you are late.  I clicked "records not available".   

United States persons are required to file an FBAR if:
  1. the United States person had a financial interest in or signature authority over at least one financial account located outside of the United States; and
  2. the aggregate value of all foreign financial accounts exceeded $10,000 at any time during the calendar year reported.

 Due date for 2016 FBARs is April 18, 2017, but a six-month automatic extension of the filing deadline to October 16 is available without having to file a specific extension request. (Previously, the deadline for filing the FBAR was June 30, without regard to the due date of the filer’s income tax return, and no extensions were available.)  E-filing remains the order of the day. Rather than paper filings of old Form TD F 90-22.1, filers must e-file their FBAR, including any delinquent or amended FBARs for prior years, using the BSA E-Filing System. Filers must ensure that their FBARs are received by the due date. 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Great View from Custom Condo $134,900

   SOLD !   Beautiful Condo Facing Large Park
   Convenient location just south of Centro, in walking distance.  Gringo style condo with 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, walk in closet,  laminate flooring, granite and tile kitchen, open living and dining area, pantry, spacious kitchen with large GE oven, many cabinets, newer refrigerator and dishwasher. Approximately 130 square meters or 1400 Sq feet.  Also has a bodega and garage space.  Good neighbors too.
   Large windows with good views in all directions, located two blocks from Solano and Remigio Crespo.  The neighborhood is quiet and close to Monte Sinai hospital, many restaurants, and bus stops.  Across from a large newly remodeled park and safe with 24 hour guards.  Two blocks south of Pizza Hut.  $134,900  Some furniture negotiable.   098-599 4299                             USA (828)367-4321

Saturday, May 28, 2016

2015 IRS FBAR report due June 30, 2016

                                 FBAR for fun and and protection?

The nice government men  request we tell them annually all about our foreign financial holdings. The Form 114  needs to be filed by June 30.  This year you must file it electronically.  Then you will receive a confirmation email from the IRS. Keep a copy for your records.  The gentle penalties can be up to half of your account balance (willful fraud)!

       Go to :
You will see the official site with instructions.  
Click on   PDF form "Start now", 
If at any time during the year you have a total of over $10,000 in financial institutions (including Banks, Credit unions, Coops, etc.) you must file by June 30 (no extensions). Over $150,000 (joint return) requires a different form.

The Form 114 must show the highest balance for each account during 2015.

Note:  Form 114A does need to be filed.
   FinCEN form 114 (866) 270-0733
The IRS helps number for FBAR is (866) 346-9478

Friday, February 26, 2016

Cuenca Suite, a musical picture of our home

Cuenca Suite

Hello Friends!
During our first year in Ecuador in 2011, Sue wrote a piece of music entitled, “Cuenca Suite.”  She recorded it at Big Crowd Music owned by Pablo Lozano, recording engineer in Cuenca.

So, let's post it again to be refreshed.
Imagine running through green pastures with glorious sunlight, or up the “Cajas” near this beautiful city, Cuenca – OR perhaps listening to the rushing waters of the four rivers.  

Whatever – just hope you simply enjoy!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Acute Care, Long Term Care and End of Life Planning in Ecuador

Acute Care, Long Term Care and End of Life Planning in Ecuador
                             Five Documents: 
1.     A will (depending on complexity of estate)
2.     Power of Attorney (POA)
3.     Declaration for remains; register of death by blood relative
4.     Five wishes form describes instructions for survivors, burial, etc.
5.     Patient data form

The Ecuadoran system assumes that the patient comes from a large family and has many nearby blood relatives.  A blood relative is required for registration of death.  A blood relative does not includes the spouse.  A Health Care POA might serve this purpose.  Declaration for Remains may be included in your POA.

Hospital nurses may resemble aids in their training and practice.  They usually do not have access to patient records, prescriptions or current treatments.  They may visit the patient every hour or two.  Therefore it is necessary to have a friend in the patient’s room to monitor health.  Two POAs are preferred since they may be called upon at any moment to request patient care or obtain information.

The POA document must be in Spanish (with English copies).  Three originals of each are necessary to cover patient and two trusted friends to manage care.

The patient data form should include the following information:
       1.     Name and Cedula number
       2. Street Address with directions
       3. Phone numbers
       4.     Primary care physician with phone number
       5.     Specialist with phone number
       6.     Blood Type
       7.     Current prescriptions; any allergies to meds
       8.   Medical history:  Current and past
       9.    Family medical history if related to patient’s condition
      10.           POA #1 and POA #2 Name, Phone number and Address

If an ambulance is needed quickly, call a taxi.  The ambulance provider will slow things dramatically requiring much medical information on the phone and upon arrival.  If immediate life-saving procedures are essential, you may want to call the ambulance and provide the patient data form.

Death Registry may require a doctor certificate (death certificate), certificate or cremation or burial, declaration for remains, original Cedula and POA.

   As usual, verify all information with your attorney. Laws and practice are constantly changing.