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  1. On 5/1/2019 at 1:57 PM, Zeb said:

     I got a Mexican driver's license.  Never went to Guad. Never took a test.  Paid a service fee to someone who handled all of it and delivered the license to me within a day.  If you want referral, then PM me.

    I know someone who did that and when they were pulled over discovered it was a fake and had to pay a fine.

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  2. Dr. Joe Crowe has a well documented coronary heart disease reversal on clinical record.   Google Dr Joe Crowe Dr Esselstyn to see before and after pics of his artery.  

    Eating vegan for some people just isn’t going to happen but it will reverse coronary heart disease no matter what your age.  

    All the stents, bi passes, pacemakers, valve replacements and clips won’t add any  more time to your life, that’s what the doctors say.  It won’t prolong your life, just make it a little more comfortable to continue doing what your doing to have coronary heart disease.  Keep eating your dairy and meat.  MD have no cures, just mask the symptoms.  Until you stop eating what makes you sick you won’t reverse anything.  Genetics have very little to do with any disease.    10 months-1 year on a vegan diet verses cutting my chest in 1/2...I’ll take the vegan diet.  Doesn’t take long to start feeling better.

    also look up Dr Ellsworth Wareham, a renowned cardiac surgeon and longtime vegan. 

    Geez, even Bill Clinton did it ya’ll.. 




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  3. 1 hour ago, More Liana said:

    Thanks!  It's interesting to see that the first product, the one pictured in a brown paper bag, contains flour, sugar, salt, and yeast--plus some other ingredients (mejorador, for example) that I can't really figure out.  "Just add water".  

    Stagioni, a 00 flour, is supposed to be really good for making pizza dough, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere in Mexico City.  Once in a while a supermarket will list it as available online, but when one orders it, they don't have it.

    What one wants for making great pizza dough is a high-protein flour--the protein develops gluten in the dough.  The highest protein flour I can find here is San Blas, at 11.5% protein.  San Blas is made in Puebla and is available at just about any supermarket.  Selecta and most of the other brands run 10% protein.  

    I get very good crust results from San Blas.  This one could have used a couple of minutes more in the oven, for browning.  

    Pizza with Mozzarellax2FreshTomatoesSalami.jpg

    00 flour is sold at Sams Club and Abastos, possibly at most stores lakeside, it’s called extra fina...then we can want 00  right from Italy.  The secret, according to a local Italian, to the flavor of our dough is the process each individual or family uses to raise their dough.  More flavorful dough comes from a longer rise.  It doesn’t come from using a lot of yeast.  Pizza dough only needs 1/2 tsp then allowing the dough to rise, punch it down and rise again melding the flavors into the dough.  Storing the dough in the refrigerator using it over several days you’ll notice the dough has more flavor after a few days.   Happy baking!

  4. 21 hours ago, conejorapido said:

    Any bread bakers out there who know where I can find this locally or in Guad?

    Yes, you can pick up semolina flour at Superlake, sometimes Walmart etc or in the many grain stores in Abastos.  I still buy wheat berries in Abastos which appear to be soft berries and am grinding it myself for fresh bread, have sour dough starter and pita rising now.   Sifting the freshly ground flour leaves me the durum.    

    What are you baking?

  5. On 1/25/2019 at 2:21 AM, Keith L said:

    I am a 40 year old male, standing 6’ 4” high and weighing 320 lbs that used to play football.  I need a Chiropractor in Lake Chapala - and not just any Chiroractor.  I need a bigger and stronger guy that can provide the “oomph” required to adjust my SI joint.  Are you similar in size and have a favourite Chiropractor?

    I can recommend Erik Phariss, he’s about your height.  I’ve seen his clients and he could handle you. :)  001-831-535-9543  yes, he is a certified chiropractor in Mexico, also received close training by Thompson the inventor of the chiropractic drop table.   Email is erik@phariss.com   

  6. 4 hours ago, ea93105 said:

    I know, but it was refreshing to see someone else ask that question recently. I'm not on it either, one of the holdouts

    Off topic but seriously funny and I thought of it when you said you’re a holdout to facebook.   These forums are pretty outdated as the world has moved on to not hiding in forums.  Someone told me today that everyone uses Facebook.   Or do they?   Just for laughs...but may not so funny if this is true.


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  7. There was a report in El Informador recently warning residents in Guadalajara about robbers posing as health care workers trying to give vaccines door to door.  They clarified that they do not do this except in very rural areas.  Believe me, DIF will not be calling anyone unless you need a home inspection.  If you can, block the number. DIF is child protective services.   This isn’t anything new.   Newbies need to be warned not to open the door for people they are not expecting and not be alarmed by the inconvenience of scam callers.   Years ago, people would get calls from English speaking people and fool them into sending them money from the convience stores.  

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  8. On 9/2/2018 at 4:11 PM, rafterbr said:

    I have followed house prices in Ajijic for the last 6 years and in the last 2 years they have gone up 25 to 50 %.  You use to be able to buy a nice 2 bedroom house for $150 to 200,000.  Now it will be over $200,000 and the inventory has been depleted .  I have looked at houses all the way from Roca Azul to Chapala.  At the moment the best buys are in Chapala Haciendas but I think they have a crime problem.  In my opinion the best buys now are in Riberas Del Pilar.  You are close to Chapala and Ajijic and the area is starting to boom.  There are several good restaurants and medical attention in the area.

    No Chapala Haciendas does not have a crime problem any more than any other area lakeside.  Chapala Haciendas has a great security guard and neighborhood watch group.

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  9. Just beware, if you start messing with your body chemistry with supplements, you’ll off balance something else.  Magnesium will pull the calcium out of your bones so you’ll end up with weaker bones.   

    Here’s something to consider:

    Can your body first digest the supplement?  Can it absorb it and then utilize it?  A lot of supplements come right back out in the same condition they went in.

    Fix your glandular system.  Adrenal glands, utilizes most of your minerals.  You need a steroid in the presence of mineral utilization.(zinc, selenium, magnesium).  Calcium is from the parathyroid hormone.   You can work on those by supporting your glands with herbs or if you have too rebuild them using glandulars. 

    Some leg cramping can be from poor posture.  Definitely try to get what you need from a whole food source.  If you want a supplement you can try kelp capsules where it’s dehydrated and crushed and you’re actually consuming a food.   Jicama is high in calcium.   Do some sort of a stomach and bowel cleanse so you can restore your absorption.   Dr. Schultz has some 5 day detox type systems, I’ve never personally used his products but knowing how impatient people are.  

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  10. Someone will get the idea to call the right person to inspect the restaurants for breaking the law, if it’s against the law and then the whole discussion will be over.  

    We were in Plaza Andares, the classiest mall in Guadalajara, eating last week and dogs were barking and making a fuss as they walked through the breeze way.  Maybe they’re allowed outside in the patio areas or something.   There should be some courtesy by the humans for other humans.   I tried to bring my pup into a restaurant in Guadalajara and Costco inside a pet bag, years ago and was kicked out of both.  lol. My daughter in law managed to get her pup into PF Changs one year and pulled the pup out of a purse after they’d eaten and no one said anything to them.   

    I think it’s ok if the dog is well behaved, really well behaved and clean, lays down like you don’t notice they’re there.  If I were to take my European boxer, he’d be expected to lay down but he’s so big, I’d be afraid someone would trip on him so he stays home.   Dogs sitting on chairs at restaurants is definitely a NO.  Eating from plates also disgusting and beyond rude.   Those people shouldn’t be allowed to bring Fido back to dine outside again.  

    So who is going to talk to the restaurant owners about doggie rules?  You’ve got 4 pages here and valid points.    

    If someone can take care of the nasty distasteful real estate advertising on the libramiento put up last week by just going out and pushing the signs down, someone can take care of the doggie business.  

    Doggies Allowed in Patio areas ONLY IF Humans give preferred courtesy to other Human diners or be asked to leave: 

    No doggie butts allowed on chairs.  

    No feeding doggies from table with dishes reserved for humans.  

    Dogs must lay down by owners, be confined to doggie bags or strollers and be silent or doggie stays home  

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  11. Here are some that I have found and joined, a lot of groups popping up in the past 2 years:

    Everything Lake Chapala and Ajijic Chat Group



    Young Folks in Lake Chapala



    DIY Shipping Container Renovations Group



    Lake Chapala Gen-Xpats


    Ajijic and Lakeside Entertainment Group


    Foodies in Lake Chapala



    MEXPAT Lake Chapala


  12. If you or someone you know has a local Lake Chapala Area social media site, would you be so kind to post their links here?    Common interests groups or those who use the sites like Facebook groups or YouTube channels.  

    It’s amazing how the internet has changed since 2004 when we moved to Mexico 🇲🇽 



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