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Did You Know – 10/12/2015

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1. There are 10 times more bacteria cells in your body than human cells

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2. Your brain is 60% fat runs on 25 watts but can actually have 300 years worth of storage and enough to power a light bulb .
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3. Consuming coffee daily can drastically decrease your chances of developing liver cancer and disease
Italian researcher Dr. Carlo La Vecchia, Milan’s Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri conducted a study that shows consuming at least one cup of coffee daily can lower the risk of liver cancer by 40%! Additionally, some results showed that if you drink three cups a day, the risks reduce by more than 50%. According to a study at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, coffee consumption can lower the incidence of cirrhosis of the liver for alcohol drinkers by 22%. Research also showed that drinking more than two cups of coffee daily reduce the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66%.

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4. Whistle While You Work: Music can Enhance Your Work Performance?

Listening to music during work is frowned upon However, music can actually help your work performance?
The researchers found that listening did improve task performance on simple tasks, but not on complex tasks (Oldham 1995). Nonetheless, for the employees that listened to music, the music made them more relaxed and in a better mood at work. The researchers also found that the employees that listened to music were less likely to quit (Oldham 1995).

It seems carefully tailoring the music you listen to while studying, based on the subject matter and your mood, can help keep you focused — so long as you stay away from lyrics while doing language-based work.
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5. People who are easily distracted tend to be more intelligent.

People who often find their mind wandering have too much brain. Specifically, the easily distracted tended to have more grey matter. So says Ryota Kanai and his colleagues at University College London, who found larger than average volumes of grey matter in certain brain regions in those whose attention is readily diverted.
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6. Why we fear the things we do

The amygdala is probably one of the smallest structures in the human brain. It’s just a tiny mass of neurons (Bailey, 2014). It’d be easy to dismiss it, but you shouldn’t-and here’s why. The amygdala has a lot on its plate. For one, it controls the secretion of hormones that are responsible for fear and aggression (Bailey, 2014). It also interacts with the hippocampus to deal with your memory (Bailey, 2014). It’s no wonder, then, that the amygdala is what is responsible for controlling your phobias.
Is it something innately born, the answer is probably not. The research conducted shows that a genetic link is highly unlikely (Goode, 2015). It’s much more likely that phobias are the product of our environment or experiences.
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Did You Know – 05/26/2015

 

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1. Four cups of coffee a day could lower your chances of getting the deadly melanoma by 20% according to new research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The Caffeine and polyphenols are credited with the suppression of UV-induced tumor growth. Note to all my friends that have decaf – It does not offer the same benefits.

 

 

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2. Researchers asked people detailed questions about a film they had just seen. Those who were instructed to shut their eyes when questioned  correctly answered 23%  more than those who kept their lids open. 

The interesting part is that closing your eyes lowers your brains cognitive load by blocking out distractions. That helps you focus on the task of remembering.

Source: Aston University psychology lecturer Robert Nash

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3. Dry mouth can be a tooth-ache pain culprit – The saliva in your mouth helps neutralize acids in the mouth that can erode enamel and can lead to the dreaded toothache. Solution seems to be the old saying ‘Drink plenty of water’. I am sure you have heard that one over and over again.

Find out 8 ways to naturally cure a dry mouth

 

 

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4. Kill that bacteria that is the cause of swimmers ear.

My son and grandson have had this problem for years because they are water animals and love surfing and are in the pool all summer so I know this is a painful problem. Now we have the solution.

Vinegar acidifies the external auditory canal, killing the bacteria that causes the problem. 

Dilute white vinegar with an equal amount of distilled water and using an eye dropper put 3 drops in the affected ear 3 times daily .

Use, instead of ‘Over the counter’ products that dry out the ear canal. Get someone to put the drops in your ear so you don’t miss.

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5. Three High Tech Food Hacks

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1. SCIO – It is a handheld sensor you can shine on food and it will give you the foods chemical makeup on your smart phone. No cheap pre orders are $250.00. Go to

 

 

vessyl_holding-100361712-large2. Vessyl  – 13 oz smart cup tells you how much caffeine and calorie are in any drink and also tracking your real-time hydration needs. Syncs with smart phone. Also not cheap $200. 

 

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3. Food Scores – This I tried cause it was free. It did not compute the products I tried so it could be rather limited. Scan a bar code and the app scores that food from 1 to 10 about the nutrition, ingredients and degree of processing

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Did You Know – 07/22/2013

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1. Big Bang Theory

Based on research performed by Edwin Hubble, Georges Lemaitre and Albert Einstein, among others, the big bang theory postulates that the universe began almost 14 billion years ago with a massive expansion event. At the time, the universe was confined to a single point, encompassing all of the universe’s matter. That original movement continues today, as the universe keeps expanding outward.
The theory of the big bang gained widespread support in the scientific community after Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson discovered cosmic microwave background radiation in 1965. Using radio telescopes, the two astronomers detected cosmic noise, or static, that didn’t dissipate over time. Collaborating with Princeton researcher Robert Dicke, the pair confirmed Dicke’s hypothesis that the original big bang left behind low-level radiation detectable throughout the universe.

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2. Vultures
Vultures often feed on dead bodies of sickly animals and curb the proliferation of bacteria. If they disappear, it could open the door to a spike in diseases, including anthrax and brucellosis in livestock, which could then spread to people.

The population of Oriental white-backed vultures in India has dropped from tens of millions to around 11,000 as of May 2008 [source: Morrison]. Around 97 percent of two related species, the long-billed and slender-billed vultures, have also died off in India in large numbers [source: Morrison]. Scientists have identified an anti-inflammatory drug called diclofenac as the culprit. Banned from use in India in 2006, ranchers used to treat their livestock with it. If cattle given diclofenac died, and vultures fed on their carcasses, it took only one exposure to the tainted meat to kill the birds

Although they hunt down rotting carcasses of dead animals, vultures are referred to as birds of prey. They soar at altitudes thousands of feet above the ground in search of meat. New World vultures in particular have acute senses of smell to help them locate their meals. But even though they feed on nature’s garbage, vultures are surprisingly sanitary birds. For instance, they have no feathers on their heads, which allows them to stay cleaner while digging into messy carnage that may contain unhealthy bacteria. Vultures also urinate on themselves to keep comfortable and disease-free. As the urine evaporates, it cools the vulture’s body in the same way sweat works on humans. The acid in the urine simultaneously destroys harmful pathogens from their last dinner.

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3. Baboons Keep Pet Dogs
For many years, it has been asserted that the only animals that keep pets are human beings, but a troop of Hamadryas baboons near Ta-if, Saudi Arabia seems to have debunked that theory. Although some remain skeptical, claiming that the animals merely co-exist rather than share any bond, it is believed that the baboons kidnap the dogs as puppies and enjoy a symbiotic relationship with them much in the way that humans do. In exchange for food and companionship, the dogs protect the troop, particularly the vulnerable babies, against other dogs. There has been very little research on the phenomenon, but the footage captured on the scene by a French film crew seems very compelling evidence.
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4. Google Is A Dog Company
Like many internet companies, Google is a fairly unorthodox workplace. Along with free gourmet meals, daily summer BBQs, pool tables, and slides, employees are actually encouraged to bring their dogs with them to work. Of course, the pups are required to be fairly well-behaved and housebroken; overly vocal or otherwise ill-tempered dogs are asked to stay at home. From Google’s own codes of conduct: “Google’s affection for our canine friends is an integral facet of our corporate culture. We like cats, but we’re a dog company, so as a general rule, we feel cats visiting our offices would be fairly stressed out.”
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5. Metéora, Greece
Metéora—meaning “middle of the sky”—is high up on a sandstone pillar in the Plain of Thessaly in central Greece. The Eastern Orthodox monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage site with perhaps the coolest origin story of the lot. Fable has it that the founder of the monastery, St. Athanasius, didn’t need to climb the rock face to plonk his religious flag in the sandstone: instead, he was carried to the dizzy heights by an eagle.
carved steps are the only mode of transport to the top. Before the 1920s, most people had to use ropes and pulleys to climb to the top, and when it was built-in the 14th century, ladders and nets were used to transport the materials over the 550-meter (1,800-ft) drop. The monastery is also famous for having featured in the James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only.
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Corianders Apparent Benefits

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According to Fox News on health certain scientists have found that coriander can kill off harmful bacteria including E.Coli.
Apparently coriander oil is a natural antibiotic that can be used to treat infections and prevent food poisoning.
They have tested the coriander oil, made from the seed on many bacteria’s and found that it either killed most of them and reduced the growth in all of them.

This is an interesting read:

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Health Benefits Of Xylitol – Save On Dentist Bills!

Have you heard of Xylitol? I recently learned about the health benefits of Xylitol from Healthy Body. I had never heard of it before and found the information very interesting. I then investigated it to verify the claims and information. What I found were a lot of positive articles about this substance.

Xylitol could save you on dental bills and, of course, saving is what we are all about. The following article ties together my research from several sources. Initially Xylitol was used on teeth; however, that there are now experiments beginning conducted in an attempt to prove that it is also beneficial for bone density and the skin.

Xylitol is found in chewing gum and some candies. It is a naturally occurring 5-carbon sugar alcohol found in many fruits and vegetables. Furthermore, it is produced in small amounts by the human body, and has a wide variety of uses and benefits, from improving the health of your teeth to maintaining upper respiratory health.

Unlike sugar, Xylitol does not get absorbed into the body fully. It does not cause a surge in blood sugar like sugar does. It is sweet, like sugar and of course ideal for diabetics and those watching their carbohydrate intake.

The Harvard School of Dental Medicine considers Xylitol as the safer sweetener after more than 1,500 scientific studies in individuals, which stopped their sugar cravings after substituting sugar with this sweetener. Participants also reduced their insulin levels, and alkalinized their bodies.

If you have ever eaten Xylitol you probably have had a cooling sensation in your mouth. It is like the temperature in the mouth suddenly decreasing. This cooling of the mouth causes the saliva production to increase and causes the ph of saliva to grow.

Increased saliva in a natural form cleanses and protects the teeth.

Because Xylitol increases the level of acidity in the mouth, teeth can freely pass remineralization process. This means that your teeth can actually build their own backup. New Cavities may be prevented from forming. Small cavity surface, which is only in the enamel may disappear completely after consistent use over time.

Xylitol also inhibits the growth of the primary degradation bacteria that like to colonize in the mouth and leads to decay. Xylitol does not allow the bacteria to attach itself to the teeth as plaque. It separates the plaque from the teeth.

Bacteria will still be alive in the saliva but cannot do more harm than when it is attached to the teeth.

Bone Health

Xylitol health benefits also include the bones, mostly because of the re-mineralization effects mentioned above. Patients with osteoporosis are often encouraged to ingest small amounts of Xylitol to help strengthen bones and increase bone density. Although these studies are not yet proof, they do suggest that this substance is effective.

Skin Health
Studies indicate that Xylitol consumption increases skin thickness and collagen content in animals. Skin lotions that contain Xylitol, have been shown to reduce bacteria and increase dermal hydration, with its high moisture affinity.

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