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One Spoonful, Inexpensive – Helps With Many Problems Like Arthritis

 

Most mornings when  I remember, I take baking soda in a glass of  Kangen water on an empty stomach.  Together with the Kangen water it helps to elevate the PH Level of your body. That is a good thing. I don’t believe all Baking sodas are the same. The pure organic stuff is much more palatable I feel. Could be my imagination but I think if you get the pure Baking Soda, you can’t go wrong. Odd taste to begin with, but it grows on you.

Here are some other great benefits of taking this baking soda each day.

  • Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate or NaHCO3) has a number of medicinal uses and benefits. It’s commonly known to have alkalinizing, antacid and electrolyte replacement properties
  • Studies have shown drinking baking soda solution can help pregnant women who are having a slow or difficult labor to avoid C-sections in about 20 percent of cases by neutralizing acid in the womb
  • Research funded by the National Institutes of Health suggests baking soda may be a safe and effective treatment for autoimmune diseases by priming your immune system against inflammation
  • The data suggests drinking baking soda infused water activates an anti-inflammatory pathway that is mediated by the neuronal-like function of mesothelial cells that line your internal organs
  • Baking soda is also useful against other aches and pains, including heartburn and ulcer pain, and may enhance sports performance (a strategy known as soda doping)   
  • Quote from an article of Dr Mercola

To get more in depth information just click on Dr Mercola and it will go to the article. I advise you do this as it is very informative as always.

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Did You Know – 11/30/2015

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You probably already know this but some  don’t. Research by European Journal of Applied Physiology shows that a hard workout can be salve for achy joints. It has shown that those with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis that sweated through 30 minutes of indoor cycling intervals twice a week slashed indicators of the pain causing inflammation in their blood by an average of nearly 40% after 10 weeks. They also lost weight and body fat and their stamina also improved. High intensity training releases a hormone that helps convert unhealthy white fat to calorie burning brown fat.
The University of California have also discovered a molecular switch capable of converting unhealthy white fat into healthy, energy-burning brown fat in mice. Drugs that flip this switch rapidly reduced obesity and diabetes risk factors in mice fed a high fat diet.
For those who find it impossible to exercise and are overweight this drug of the future may be the answer for them.
For me fresh air, good music and exercise is the answer.

 

 

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2. If you are eating food or having drinks with the an ingredient that has the prefix ‘Phos’  such as phosphoric acid then you should reduce the amount of intake.   According to the American Journal of Kidney diseases you should make an effort to read labels and aim to reduce the amount of this mineral in your diet. (It is used as a preservative and a flavoring agent)

They believe some phosphorous is necessary but too much can harm your bones, heart, and kidneys.

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3. 13 to 21 time the average healthy woman passes gas.

Even though many women won’t admit it, women do fart just as often as men. In fact, a study has proven that when men and women eat the exact same food, woman tend to have even more concentrated gas than men. 

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4. Women who post a photo on Internet dating sites receive twice as many email messages as women who don’t. The same study found that men who reported incomes higher than $250,000 received 156% more email than those with $50,000.

‘ You think’ obviously the one that is earning $250,00 thinks his looks are not going to make it.

The online dating industry generates $1.8 billion per year and the matchmaker/dating coach business generates $260 million per year in the United States

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5. Quick Facts

Fully 17% of all families in Singapore have assets over $1,000,000. – Time Magazine, 6/25/12

In 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was first established for the specific purpose to combat the counterfeiting of money

Approximately 40% of the U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit by the end of the Civil War.

Orcas (killer whales), when traveling in groups, breathe in unison

Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80%. 

In the U.S., over one million gallons of cosmetics, drinks, and lotions are sold that contain aloe in them per year

The expression cooked “al dente” means “to the tooth.” What this means is that the pasta should be somewhat firm, and offer some resistance to the tooth, but should also be tender

Scallops have approximately 100 eyes around the edge of its shell

The Koala bear is not really a bear, but is really related to the kangaroo and the wombat.

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Did You Know – 10/14/2014

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1. Yoghurt bacteria help tame inflammation in arthritis, and suppress the bacterium H.pylori that triggers ulcers.

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2. Derived from pineapples, the enzyme bromeliad promotes circulation, reduces swelling and helps you body reabsorbs the by-products on inflammation. ‘Go Pineapples’

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3. Vitamin D deficiency in kids may be due to their parents’ taking statins during their fertile years, because these drugs impact vitamin D metabolism.

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4. The ‘head brain’ works things out on a logical basis, while the ‘gut brain’ links us with our emotional and instinctive side. In my personal view women have a much superior ‘gut brain’ than men as I believe women are far more instinctive than men. ‘Just saying’

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5. Raisins, bananas, dates and grapes contain fast-releasing sugars, whereas berries, cherries and plums release their sugars slowly, thereby avoiding spikes.

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Natural Alternative For Inflammation – Turmeric

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Millions take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) daily for arthritis and related inflammatory conditions, but are completely unaware that far safer, and at least as effective, natural alternatives already exist—and are as easily accessible and inexpensive as the spices found in your kitchen cupboard.
Human research on the health benefits of turmeric is sparse, mainly due to the lack of capital available to fund expensive clinical trials. Despite many decades of investigation as a lead drug compound, and the availability of thousands of preclinical studies indicating turmeric’s therapeutic value, few yet realize that this common kitchen spice may provide a suitable drug alternative for common health conditions.
The latest human study to clinically confirm turmeric’s medicinal value was published in the Indonesian Journal of Internal Medicine in April, 2012 and found the curcuminoid extract of turmeric was able to reduce inflammation in patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis.

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Did You Know – This Information On Health

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1. According to Annals of Internal Medicine 30% is the percentage decrease in response to insulin by fat cells in people who are sleep-deprived, suggesting sleep loss can cause weight gain.

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2. Danish researchers have discovered that ginger can help to prevent migraines by blocking inflammation-causing prostaglandins.

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3. According to Fred Hutchinson Cancer research centre there is a 17% reduction in inflammation markers seen in people with arthritis who took glucosamine.

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4. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation study the average numbers of hours daily that kids between eight and 18 spend 7.5 hours looking at a screen of some kind.

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5. The environmental Science and Technology says that there is a 60% reduction in harmful air pollutants on city streets where trees bushes and ivy were planted.

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Wrap Rage – Package Overkill

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How many times a week do we bring things home only to find that the packaging is impossible to open without a sharp knife, pair of scissors or you just tear at the thing with frustration. I mean I bought a brush the other day it basically had impenetrable packaging and when I did get it open finally it was tied down with wire ties. I mean ridiculous.

What is it all about, it is not going to stop someone stealing the brush, it’s not breakable, it is not going to leak poison so what is the story with all this waste of time environmentally ‘unfriendly’ packaging. The ones I hate most are these child proof screw tops. I mean I have to go find my glasses, which is a challenge at anytime and match the arrows on the lid and bottle before I can extract my headache pill because it is impossible for me to see without my glasses.

From electronics, batteries , DVD’s to milk cartons, jam tops, I mean you need to be a body builder with strong wrists to get some of those jam tops off. It drives me crazy. In my opinion it is a waste of time and energy and actually puts me off buying some articles and bottled produce.

The hard plastic seal is called “Clamshell” packaging in the industry, apparently it is a cheap way to package, it is efficient , protects the merchandise and for the shopkeeper the packaging sits nicely for display on the shelves. For us,the consumer ‘Narda’, no advantage at all.

Another negative side to all this suck and seal products is the injury that it can cause.

In the US, one survey shows that 6,400 people were treated in emergency for injuries caused by opening this “Clamshell” packaging. I am sure there is a lot more

Another survey done in New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia  by catalyst Research  surveyed 500 people and found that 100% of them had injured themselves trying to open packaging.

What do we reach for when we cannot open the package? Of course scissors, kitchen knife, or something as useless as a fork, screw driver, saw, and, yes it has been known – angle grinder  and invariably what ever we us the chances are it slips and we stab ourselves. Many of us end up with chipped tooth because we have tried ripping a package open with our teeth. We have ended up with a bruise because our hand has slipped and we have smashed our hand on the table or wall. Broken a nail or in my case thrown it at someone and bruised them.

This packaging overkill has got to stop. It is possible, apparently in 2008 Amazon.com unveiled a Frustration-free packaging range and had great success with it. The packaging was recyclable and free from that hard plastic killer stuff and no wire ties.

‘Arthritis Australia’ recently implemented a review process which has provided recommendations on fixing accessibility issues with over 100 products.

Some one like my Mother, would not have a hope in hell opening some of these products. Number one she has arthritis and also suffered a minor stroke, plus she is 95, so her ability to open a lot of these products is especially limited.

So next time you buy something and the packaging is a challenge look for the Toll free  number and give them a call and complain. In some cases refuse to buy the product again. If enough of us complain they may take another look at their packaging and develop a product that is easier to access and not such a health hazard.

Having trouble opening that metal lid on a glass jar:

1. Run the jar under hot water

2. Turn the jar upside down and slam the lid down on a hard surface, till it surrenders

3. Turn the jar upside down and soak in hot water for a few minutes.

4. Throw it away

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Did You Know – 05/09/2013

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1. Love this one – According to the British Medical Journal, Women who had more that three alcoholic drinks a week over 10 years reduced their rheumatoid arthritis risk by about half – Drink on ladies

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2. Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. While it is considered an optimistic color, people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. Yellow enhances concentration hence its use for legal ads. It also speeds metabolism.

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3. A bird’s heart beats 400 times per minute while resting and up to 1000 beats per minute while flying.

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4. At the height of its power, in 400  BC , the greek city of Sparta had 25,000 citizens and 500,000 slaves.

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5. In medieval France cheating wives were made to chase a chicken through town Naked.

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6. The “Zip” in the Zip code stands for Zone Improvement Plan.

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