• Don Day: San Miguel’s bargain burger. Delivered. From La Frontera.
    And, they have an excellent veggie burger for those so inclined.
  • WOW Factor: Watch Your Step
    I make a point of trying to Walk Mindfully paying attention to just walking. If I catch my attention wandering I use the title of this post as a mantra, Watch your step, with each step.
  • Musings Magic SMA: Biblioteca heart-felt panel on keeping your ticker ticking ...
    If you are interested in this panel you might also be interested in this seven part series:

    Do Angioplasty Heart Stent Procedures Work?

    There are demonstrably no benefits to the hundreds of thousands of angioplasty and stent procedures performed outside of an emergency setting. They don’t prevent heart attacks, enable you to live longer, or even help with symptoms any more than placebo (fake) surgery.

    Part 1: Do Angioplasty Heart Stent Procedures Work?
    Part 2: Why Angioplasty Heart Stents Don’t Work Better.
    Part 3: The Risks of Heart Stents.
    Part 4: Angioplasty Heart Stent Risks vs. Benefits.
    Part 5: Do Heart Stent Procedures Work for Angina Chest Pain?
    Part 6: Why Are Stents Still Used If They Don’t Work?
    Part 7: Heart Stents and Upcoding: How Cardiologists Game the System.
    By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM.
    Click the links above for more.

    Or, you might be interested in this post:
    How Not to Die from Heart Disease
  • Rancho Santa Clara: Is paying higher wages bad for Mexican workers?
    Betteridge's law of headlines is proven correct, once again.

    Betteridge's law of headlines is an adage that states: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no."Wikipedia: Betteridge's law of headlines

    Is paying higher wages bad for Mexican workers? No.
  • SMA News January 6, 2023
    Thanks for the feedback!
  • Nutrition Facts: Potential Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency Risks on a Vegan Diet
    For a cheat sheet of all of Dr. Greger's recommendations, see his Optimum Nutrients Recommendations page.

    And remember, NutritionFacts does not sell food, supplements or vitamins and does not accept advertising.
  • Rancho Santa Clara: I read no news today, oh boy!
    This is part of the reason that partisan politics are not allowed on SMAFAQ.
    3. No politics. Especially no partisan politics.
    SMAFAQ Forum Rules.
  • Don Day: Soltribe. Everyone should go once. Vegans should go once a week.
    This Don Day review of Soltribe is of the old Soltribe which had very limited seating, a tiny kitchen and because of the tiny kitchen, a very limited menu. They had a handful of regular items and a weekly special.

    Now they have moved to the top floor of Mercado Sano where they are open 9 am - 10 pm, 7 days a week. The Grand Opening of the new space was Dec 31, 2022.

    All of the food is vegan and gluten free except the sourdough bread which is vegan but not gluten free.

    They now offer beer, wine, mocktails and cocktails.

    You can get brunch daily until 1 pm and they still have my favorites: the Chicken N' Waffles and the Loaded Hash Browns and more great brunch selections

    Their Kale Caesar Salad is fabulous as is the Italian Chopped Salad. I love the Oyster Mushroom Po Boy Sandwich and the Fried Sage Alfredo Gnocchi.

    Oh, and the appetizers! The Truffle Mac N Cheese, and their Nachos are great!

    There is also a wide selection of desserts.

    There is still a lot we haven't tried yet but we'll be working our way through the menu.

    At the moment my two favorites are the Truffle Mac N' Cheese appetizer (big enough to be an entree for one or appetizer for two) and the Loaded Hash Brown Potatoes.

    As Don Day says "Everyone should go once. Vegans should go once a week."
  • Merry Christmas / Feliz Navidad
    Merry Christmas / Feliz Navidad
  • Soltribe Cuisine: Magical Comfort Food
    Update December 20, 2022: Soltribe Cuisine has moved to the top floor of Mercado Sano. They are doing a soft opening now and will open "for real" December 31. We were there today and they seemed very much open "for real" already.

    I loved the old place but because of its small kitchen the menu was always very limited.

    The new space is great and the new menu is fantastic. In brief, imagine the old Soltribe but with all of the weekly specials available every day. Plus they have some great salads and more dessert choices.

    Brunch is served until 1 and they have all of their old brunch favorites including Chiken N Waffles and hash brown potatoes and some new great sounding items like breakfast polenta, and more.

    Between the two of us we had the Truffle Mac & Cheese appetizer, an Italian Chopped Salad and the Gnocchi. Everything was delicious and the portions were large so we did get desserts, but to go.

    Open 7 days a week, 10 am - 5 pm. Now open 9 am to 10 pm every day.

    No delivery service yet. +52 415 109 9411.

    Facebook | Website.

    Update to the update: Now that we have tried the desserts the Lemon Pie is fantastic!
  • Morning Tai Chi Qigong class
    Thanks for the schedule update!
  • Requirements for Renting Out Property in SMA
    Update Dec 6, 2022:
    Deputies approve that the SMA government charges $45,000 pesos to those who rent rooms or houses for the weekend.
    Today the members of the United Commissions on Finance and Oversight and Governance and Constitutional Points approved the last block of Municipal Income Laws for 2023, including San Miguel de Allende. Today they also concluded the revision of the laws of income from León, Acámbaro, Irapuato, Celaya, Doctor Mora, Guanajuato, Silao, ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at December 05, 2022 6:14 pm.

    Hosting platforms will pay 45 thousand pesos per year in San Miguel de Allende.
    Guanajuato, Gto. As of 2023, those people who are dedicated to hosting through digital platforms in San Miguel de Allende will have to pay 45,000 pesos a year after the local Congress approved a 318 percent increase in the right to land use for those who offer...
    Zona Franca (sp) | English.
    Published by Zona Franca at December 05, 2022 7:00 pm.
  • Don Day: Asia Oriental Express. My Civil Opinion.
    The Civil List that Señor Day refers to is not a Facebook group but is forum that can be found here:

    It is the mother of all SMA social media groups and has its roots in old mail list groups and is a wealth of information with searchable archives going back to 2006.

    The related Civil SMA Facebook group is at:
  • Requirements for Renting Out Property in SMA
    Approves H. SMA City Council increase from 10 thousand to 45 thousand pesos to those who rent their house.
    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. – This Tuesday, the H. Local City Council approved in a session, "increase the tax from 10,000 to 45,000 pesos" to those who rent their homes. Under subsection a, of Point no. 7 of the agenda, the proposal presented at the request of the Trustee Faviola Correa, ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at November 16, 2022 11:31 am.
  • Nutrition Facts: Taking Personal Responsibility for Your Health
    Carcinoma of the Lung and Tobacco Smoking: A Historical Perspective

    By Michael DeBakey, MD.
    Chancellor Emeritus, Olga Keith Wiess and Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery, and Director, DeBakey Heart Center, Baylor College of Medicine

    ... After reviewing these various theories and explanations, we focused our attention on tobacco smoking as the more reasonable and likely cause for the relatively recent increase in this disease, to a large extent because of our observation that virtually all the patients with this disease whom we studied, with the exception of two women, had been heavy cigarette smokers for more than two decades. We first made this connection in our article published in 1939: “In our opinion the increase in smoking with the universal custom of inhaling is probably a responsible factor, since inhaled smoke, constantly repeated over a long period of time, undoubtedly is a source of chronic irritation to the bronchial mucosa” ...

    I was asked recently by a media organization producing a documentary on tobacco smoking, which had found our first articles published in 1939, why no one paid any attention to our opinion on the causal relation of tobacco smoking to carcinoma of the lung. I had some difficulty answering that question, but on further reflection made an effort to do so. For one thing, the Zeitgeist of that period virtually encouraged smoking. It was considered fashionable. In all the movies of that time, all the actors and actresses smoked. At medical meetings, most doctors were smoking; in fact, there was always a heavy haze of smoke in the meeting rooms and conference halls. ...

    For another reason, the relation of smoking and the development of carcinoma of the lung was not immediately apparent, since it may take several decades of habitual smoking before the malignancy occurs. Since at that time most physicians smoked and could not observe any immediate deleterious effects, they were skeptical of the hypothesis and reluctant to accept even the possibility of such a relation.

    NIH: Carcinoma of the Lung and Tobacco Smoking: A Historical Perspective.

    See also:Food for Thought # 3: "That’s what kept me alive all these years"
  • SMA News November 12, 2022
    What is the City going to do?
    A suspect has been arrested.

    Which real estate agency did he work for?
    I didn't notice anything that said he worked for an agency.
  • Urgent care closest to me
    I don't know about the closest, but I would first try:

    Dra Luvia Rodriguez Quinones
    Retinologist, Ophthalmologist
    Hidalgo No. 28 Centro San Miguel de Allende,
    +52 415 152 5466

Glenn Wilson

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