This is interesting as if you are like me you walk a lot and sometimes a dog racing out to greet you can be a little scary. Often its just they are excited to see you but sometimes not so much. I found these tips very good as I have actually used some of them on occasion. I always carry water so that is my go to. Anyway hope you find it informative
1. Buy Tea in Bags not Bottles – Twelve bottles of ice tea can cost $36 if bought individually. Tea bags are about 10 cents a piece. Put tea bags into bottle with a little sugar to taste and you have ice tea. I put a Green tea bag in my bottle for the gym, healthy and gives your water a different flavor. If you have a Water Machine(Kangen) you also have filtered, healthy PH level plus electrolyzed water.
A Saving of Approx $10
2. Buy Store brands not brand name versions. Importantly make sure the product is made in you country not in another country as it is important to support your own workers. Savings can be at least a dollar per item
3. Quit Soda – Stop drinking at least two 2 litre bottles per week and you will save approximately $120 a year and of course it is better for your health.
1. These new developments in the aid of hearing – a.) a new device that will be powered by our phones called “Earlens”
“Earlens” uses a laserlike light signals to stimulate the eardrum directly and offers broad frequency fr those who haven’t had success with traditional hearing aids.
b.) Treatments to prevent “hidden Hear loss” a newly discovered condition in which people can pass a hearing test but don’t hear well in noisy environments.
c.) In five to ten years from now they are getting much closer to regenerating hearing with gene therapy. Using a harmless virus, they can deliver a gene to the inner ear in mice and guinea pigs and stimulate the hair cells to regrow and regenerate hearing. They are also testing the delivery of nerve growth factors to reconnect the inner ear cells to the synapse, which could reverse hearing loss
Source – Bradly Welling, MD chief of Otolaryngology Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and Massachusetts General Hospital
2. That the Human body is 70% – 75% water. Some studies show 70% of pre school children drink no water at all during the day. Some have a diminished thirst mechanism and mistake it for hunger, feeding their thirst with food.
Here is a chart of the recommended consumption of water according to your weight.
Source: Health and Wellness
3. Reasearch shows that the more grateful you are, the less anxious you tend to be.
Make a conscious effort to intentionally focus on things you are grateful or by writing them down – and the more specific you can be the better.
A pressure point for easing anxiety is Pericardium 6 – which is in the middle of the inside forearm, two and a half fingers with away from the wrist. Gently press and knead the area for two minutes, take some nice deep breaths and feel a sense of calm wash over you.
Source – Charmaine, Yabsley – Nature and Health magazine
4. It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce…and 13 hours to build a Toyota.
5. Your body is younger than you. No matter how old you are most of your body is less than 10 years old, because your cells are always recycling themselves. The epidermis recycles every 2-4 weeks, red blood cells are replaced every 4 months and your skeleton turns over every 10 years
Guess they were all drinking from the same local water hole
CARROT AND WALNUT CAKE (GLUTEN FREE – VEGAN)
For Me I am not a vegan or have a problem with gluten so if I did not have some of the ingredients I would use what ever is in the cupboard.
SERVES: 8–12. You can also use non-gluten free ingredients if you prefer.
vegan and gluten-free margarine, for greasing
225 g/8 oz gluten-free self-raising flour
2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
115 g/4 oz brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
85 g/3 oz walnuts, roughly chopped
225 g/8 oz carrots, grated
125 ml/4 fl oz maple syrup
125 ml/4 fl oz rapeseed oil
115 g/4 oz vegan and gluten-free cream cheese
55 g/2 oz vegan and gluten-free margarine
225 g/8 oz vegan and gluten-free icing sugar
1) Preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3. Grease an 18-cm/7-inch round, loose-based cake tin and line with baking paper.
2) Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and walnuts and mix well.
3) Stir the carrots into the dry ingredients, along with the maple syrup and rapeseed oil, and mix well.
4) Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tin, smooth the top with a rubber spatula and bake for 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Leave the cake in the tin to firm up for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely before frosting.
5) To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese, margarine and icing sugar together until smooth. Spread the filling generously on the top of the cake, and on the sides too if you like. Leave to set before serving.