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Did You Know – 08/15/2016

 

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Happy Birthday Jamin. Fishing and relaxing with a Dark and Stormy Drink

1.That it is my Son Jamin’s Birthday today. It is also our good friend Tim’s Birthday.Hope they both have a wonderful day.

Happy Birthday To our 'Awesome' Tim.

Happy Birthday To our ‘Awesome’ Tim.

 

 

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2. The Rules to get the best seafood.

a. Buy low – Slash toxin exposure by buying seafood low on the food chain: scallops, oysters, shrimp and anchovies, catfish, clams, pollock, sardines, salmon squid and Tilapia.

b. To minimize mercury avoid predatory fish like: Shark, Marlin, Swordfish, Tilefish, Ahi, and bigeye tun, King mackerel and orange roughy.

c. Pick long living species like bluefish, albacore, yellow fin  tuna and striped bass only occasionally.

Source:Prevention.com

 

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3.You need to  read the Ingredients of Sunscreens

Chemicals to avoid like Retinyl palmitate, a type of vitamin A found in many SPF products can speed skin Tumor growth. Oxybenzone, a chemical found in many sunscreens is not only bad for your skin it has been found to be killing coral reefs and other sea creatures. Because of sunscreen used while swimming the Oxybenzone harms the DNA of both adult coral and larval young.

Sunscreen chemicals interact with sunlight to hamper the growth of phytoplankton, causing the death of whales, fish and other species that rely on tiny plants for food.

Source : Prevention.com

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4. That  studies have found that runners who rinsed with minty mouthwash solution during workout  are able to go faster than those who drank an icy sports drink. Menthol can make you feel cool all over and appears to reduce feelings of dryness and thirst that can slow you down. 

Source: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in sports

 

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5. According to the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology that there is an impressive reduction of 25% in melanoma occurrence among people who drank one to four daily cups of coffee compared with non-coffee drinkers. Various antioxidants in coffee apparently interfere with the formation of cancer via UV light

 

 

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Tips For Talking To Your Insurance Company After A Car Accident.

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After a car accident the biggest fear is that your insurance company will not come to the ‘Party’.
Hopefully that is not the case.

Amy Bach executive director consumer advocacy group United policyholders says some auto claims can get complicated by the fine print.

Ways to avoid this:

a. Do not lie.
b. Stick to the facts: It is natural to want to explain the accident beat by beat. How much should you really say.
c. Answer your questions honestly but be careful about volunteering unsolicited details. If you try to save money by being less than honest, the truth may come out.
d. Your insurer should not deny your claim because of misrepresentations, but it may raise your rates. Trying to give precise details can lead to false recounts. Instead of specifics, provide estimates is a good way to go.

Avoid assuming blame: Even if you think you were clearly to blame, there may be mitigating factors. Remember your interpretation is just that : an interpretation. Most accidents are caused by both parties. Taking the blame may feel righteous, it might not be correct. It could lead to an unwarranted rate hike or lower settlement.
 Let the investigation play out.

Get your fair compensation:

Getting a fair settlement can be a delicate situation.
For injury make sure you visit a reputable doctor. Remember any claims not documented by your doctor will not be considered.
You could be examined by a doctor who has a relationship with your insurer. So even if you have been examined by your own doctor the result my face resistance and the Insurer may want to use the opinion of their own doctor.

Property damage is usually easier:

Most states give you the right to have your car repaired at the facility of your choice. If your insurer becomes difficult about paying for the repairs consider contacting your State Department of Insurance
Make sure you make the effort to work with your insurer try not to be too adversarial. But on the other hand fight for the protection you have paid for.

Source: USA Today – Money

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Why coffee makes you poop

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If you’re like a lot of guys, your morning cup of Joe leaves you bright-eyed and ready to take on the day—just as soon as you’re done pooping

But what is it about the brew that blasts your bowels?
At the surface, it’s pretty simple: Coffee increases contractions in your gut, which activate that gotta-go urge as stool travels to your rectum, said Dr. Satish Rao, Ph.D., the director of the digestive health center at Georgia Regents University.

Two decades ago, Rao and his teams recruited 12 lucky people to wear anal probes with sensors that measured pressure activity throughout different parts of their colons and rectums. Over the course of 10 hours, the subjects drank the same amounts of caffeinated coffee, decaf coffee, and hot water, and ate a 1,000-calorie burger meal.

The food triggered the greatest activity in the participants’ guts, but the researchers were surprised to discover that caffeinated java prompted contractions of a near-similar magnitude—60 percent stronger than that of hot water, and 23 percent more intense than decaf.

This shows caffeine—a known stimulant—does play a role in jumpstarting your colon, but it’s not the only player involved. There’s likely something in coffee itself that’s responsible for your need to go number 2, says Dr. Rao.

 Experts have a theory: Just minutes after you ingest java, it reaches your stomach. One or more of its hundreds of compounds triggers the production of certain hormones in your body, such as motilin—which stimulates gut contractions—or gastrin, which causes the secretion of acid in your stomach. That’s when the pooping kicks in.  

But scientists say it’s also possible that a combination of everything involved in your A.M. routine sends you scurrying to the toilet.

Your colon is about twice as active in the morning thanks to your body’s circadian rhythms, Rao said. Add in breakfast, wash it down with coffee—both of which independently spark colonic contractions—and you can see why you’re clamoring for a crap afterward.  

To avoid spending overtime in the office restroom, hold off on making your Starbucks run until about 2 hours after you wake up. This will give your colon enough time to calm down from its morning rev, Rao said.

And when you drink your first cup, try not to pair it with food or exercise, since they’ll both get your gut going, too.

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Radiation Risk You Are Exposed To – How to Avoid it

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I have decided every Wednesday to offer you my idea of a good Christmas gift. I am going to do this till the end of the year. I am always looking for something different to give my friends so thought I might share this with you.

Why Smart Phones could cause cancer in Children and why this phone cover is the perfect gift For Christmas.

My Grandkids are definitely  getting this for Xmas

Some experts say no, others say our devices could be the Asbestos of the future

I was watching Dr Oz the other day and he had a pediatrician from Chicago on his program and she was saying that she feels our children are in danger from all our smart phones, tablets and computers. The amount of electromagnetic radiation that is emitted from these devices could put our children in danger of becoming ill in the future.

As she said nothing has yet been proved but believes that in 20 years time there could be a result from all this exposure.

It has been suggested that the radiation has caused cancer in adult. The scary thing is that the skull of children is so much thinner than adults which could be a real danger to them.

A survey was done by Dr Oz . Families were asked how many devices do your children have and 65% of those said their children had 2 or more devices.

What attracted my attention was that the pediatrician mentioned about the fact that not only do they put some of these devices to their ears most of them,  my grandchildren included, work with these devices on their laps which are close to their reproductive organs.

Apparently there is some regulation (FCC) about how much radiation these devices can emit  but at the same time we have increased the usage over the years.

Another factor is that because a child’s skull is thinner than an adult, their brain absorbs the electro magnetic radiation 10 times more than an adult.

Example that I took off the screen. Here we see the result of a 5 year old, 10 year old and an Adult.

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Now that I find rather a major concern.You can watch this on DrOz.com

When it comes to radiation distance matters.
1. Keep the phone as far away from the body as possible
2. Don’t allow laptops or tablets to sit on lap
3. Adjust to airplane mode when not in use
4. Use the speaker phone
5. Text
6. Don’t sleep with your phone next to your head
7. Teenage girls –  do not put them in your bras
8. There is a cellphone case that helps with the protection of electromagnetic radiation.

This is my Christmas Gift suggestion Click on pictures to buy:-

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Reduces user’s exposure to radiation (SAR) by up to 82% for an iPhone 5/5s

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Reduces user’s exposure to radiation (SAR) by up to 82%

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Reduces user’s exposure to radiation (SAR) by up to 82%

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Radiation Guard iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S Case

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40 Tourist Scams To Avoid This Summer

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http://www.justtheflight.co.uk/blog/16-40-tourist-scams-to-avoid-this-summer.html

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July 22, 2014 · 2:49 PM

Did You Know – 04/28/2014

 

If you have margarine in you kitchen and the family use it, you need to read this. I did not know this about margarine (It just so happens I don’t use it) so I was wondering “Did You Know”?

Polyunsaturated margarine became a major part of the Western diet and had overtaken butter in popularity in the mid-20th century. Despite their best efforts, the margarine lobby has failed to convince most people that their synthetic concoctions are healthy. So what is not obvious to most of the people who consume it? The manufacturing process of course, which is very similar to the way plastic is produced.

Do People That Eat Margarine Really Know How It’s Manufactured?

Did you know that numerous types of margarine carry the approved recommendations and seal of agencies that also promote cardiovascular health, such as heart and stroke foundations?

These days there are other con artists such as Earth’s Balance deceiving consumers and convincing perhaps millions of unsuspecting vegetarians and vegans into thinking they have the next best spread to replace butter when all they contain is genetically modified ingredients and more toxic oils like Canola.

Many consumers are also now choosing a particular imitation buttery spread because its label says it contains omega-3, not realizing the fatty acid is inferior compared with omega-3 from fish oil. For instance, Unilever Canada has been actively promoting the health aspects of margarine, particularly with its Becel line of products. Nearly all Becel products contains omega-3 derived from plant oils and usually through toxic extraction.

The problem is most consumers don’t have the nutrition savvy to know or understand how omega-3s are extracted and that they are not all the same.

Many of these spreads are only accentuating the all too pervasive imbalance that vegetable oils are causing with our omega-6 to omega-3 ratios. That imbalance has been linked to an increased risk for heart disease and may contribute to cancer, asthma, osteoporosis, inflammation, depression and other ailments. A growing body of evidence suggests the overconsumption of omega-6 needs attention.

Toxic GMO Soybean oil alone is now so ubiquitous in fast foods and processed foods that an astounding 20 percent of the calories in the American diet are estimated to come from this single source.

The ideal ratio between these two fatty acids is 1:1 and the nutritional habits of most people in developed nations has this ratio soaring more than 15:1 (omega 6: omega 3). So unless you are consuming reasonable amounts of omega 3 in your diet, you should stay away from any type of spread or oil saturated with omega 6. Omega-3 and omega-6 compete for the same metabolic enzymes. The dietary imbalance that exists in rice bran oil can create all sorts of problems to body processes, including a tendency towards inflammation.

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Manufacturing Process

The basic method of making margarine today consists of emulsifying a blend of vegetable oils and fats, which can be modified using fractionation, interesterification, and/or hydrogenation of plant fats, chilling the mixture to solidify it and working it to improve the texture. Those fats that are liquid at room temperature are oils.

The oils are hydrogenated by passing hydrogen through the oil in the presence of a nickel catalyst. The addition of hydrogen effectively increases the melting point of the oil and thus “hardening” it. Margarines made in this way contain hydrogenated fat. If some of the chemical bonds aren’t hydrogenated during the process, they will still be present in the final margarine in molecules of trans fats the consumption of which has been shown to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

To boost its health profile, modern margarines are making their products from wide variety of animal or vegetable fats, mixed with skim milk, and emulsifiers, such as soy lecithin to help disperse the water phase evenly throughout the oil, and preservatives are also commonly added.

The margarine industry has also taken to promoting the fact it’s low in saturated fat, a thinly veiled jab at butter. But growing evidence is now firmly establishing that saturated fat may not be a problem at all. A false interpretation of scientific studies has led to millions being “over-medicated” with statin drugs due to the proliferation of myths in the medical community regarding the role of saturated fat in heart disease.

Certainly if saturated fat was a problem, then coconut oil would be the unhealthiest oil on Earth, yet it’s the healthiest.

Actually butter contains many nutrients that protect us from heart disease. First among these is vitamin A which is needed for the health of the thyroid and adrenal glands, both of which play a role in maintaining the proper functioning of the heart and cardiovascular system. Abnormalities of the heart and larger blood vessels occur in babies born to vitamin A deficient mothers. Butter was and is still is recognized by many as the most easily absorbed source of vitamin A.

Butter contains lecithin, a substance that assists in the proper assimilation and metabolism of cholesterol and other fat constituents.
Butter also contains a number of anti-oxidants that protect against the kind of free radical damage that weakens the arteries. Vitamin A and vitamin E found in butter both play a strong anti-oxidant role. Butter is a very rich source of selenium, a vital anti-oxidant—containing more per gram than herring or wheat germ.

Why You Should Avoid Margarine, Shortening and Spreads

There are a myriad of unhealthy components to margarine and other butter imposters, including:
Trans fats: These unnatural fats in margarine, shortenings and spreads are formed during the process of hydrogenation, which turns liquid vegetable oils into a solid fat

Trans fats contribute to heart disease, cancer, bone problems, hormonal imbalance and skin disease; infertility, difficulties in pregnancy and problems with lactation; and low birth weight, growth problems and learning disabilities in children.

A U.S. government panel of scientists determined that man-made trans fats are unsafe at any level. (Small amounts of natural trans fats occur in butter and other animal fats, but these are not harmful.)

Free radicals: Free radicals and other toxic breakdown products are the result of high temperature industrial processing of vegetable oils. They contribute to numerous health problems, including cancer and heart disease.

Synthetic vitamins: Synthetic vitamin A and other vitamins are added to margarine and spreads. These often have an opposite (and detrimental) effect compared to the natural vitamins in butter.

Emulsifiers and preservatives: Numerous additives of questionable safety are added to margarines and spreads. Most vegetable shortening is stabilized with preservatives like BHT.

Hexane and other solvents: Used in the extraction process, these industrial chemicals can have toxic effects.

Bleach: The natural color of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil is grey so manufacturers bleach it to make it white. Yellow coloring is then added to margarine and spreads.

Artificial flavors: These help mask the terrible taste and odor of partially hydrogenated oils, and provide a fake butter taste.

Mono-and di-glycerides: These contain trans fats that manufacturers do not have to list on the label. They are used in high amounts in so-called “low-trans” spreads.

Soy protein isolate: This highly processed powder is added to “low-trans” spreads to give them body. It can contribute to thyroid dysfunction, digestive disorders and many other health problems.

Sterols: Often added to spreads to give them cholesterol-lowering qualities, these estrogen compounds can cause endocrine problems; in animals these sterols contribute to sexual inversion.

I don’t eat much butter myself but I would select it as an option on any opportunity over these chemical and so-called healthier spreads. If you really want to use a healthy spread, try coconut butter or one of many healthy nut or hemp butters available. The further you stay away from chemical and genetically modified spreads made with GMO oils, the healthier your diet will be.

Natasha Longo has a master’s degree in nutrition and is a certified fitness and nutritional counselor. She has consulted on public health policy and procurement in Canada, Australia, Spain, Ireland, England and Germany.

Source
http://preventdisease.com/news/14/041514_Do-People-That-Eat-Margarine-Know-How-Its-Manufactured.shtml

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Saving Tip of the Day

  • Spending what you earn: Keep a set amount as emergency funds – this will cover you if your fridge bites the dust.
  • Know your balance: That way you avoid being overdrawn on your credit card, mortgage or savings account

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