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Did You Know – 04/15/2019

 

  1. According to Harvard researchers people who worry about being on time experience more stress than those who don’t . Also those who have a nonplussed attitude towards traffic  jams may save their lives because of it.

 

2. The Parker institute for cancer immunotherapy found in a study on Melanoma’s that those who have a diet that is fibre rich found that the treatment was five times more effective than those who had a diet high in sugars and processed food which resulted in poor outcomes.

3. 7.4 million kilos of added sodium, Aussie adults consume every year.  That  equates to more than double the recommended 5g of salt a day.

Signs you are consuming too much salt.

a. Kidney stones

b. Inflammation and weight gain

c. Cardiovascular disease

d. Cognitive decline

e. Decreased bone heath

4. Buckwheat pillows have been used in Japan for years as their health benefits are: The buckwheat pillow mould better to your neck and hold your head in a more natural position than feathers or artificial fillings. You can find them on Amazon

5. If you rise at what they call ‘Sparrow Fart’ in the morning the chances are so did your parents. Its in your DNA. But here is the good thing researchers have found that morning people correlate with improved wellbeing and also have lower risks of developing depression and schizophrenia.

 

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Collagen for Cats and Dogs

I am always writing about the health benefits for humans but not very often about our pets. Today I was making a veggie, meat and bone broth mix for my friends Staffy. Smelt so good and it tasted good. Might even have some for my dinner. 

My Recipe

I boiled up bones from the butcher + a few herbs, ginger and turmeric for several hours and let it cool over night. I then took all the meat off the bones and the marrow out of the bones. Threw away the bones. I then added vegetables (beans, tomatoes, broccoli, celery, potatoes, corn, and some beef  powder to thicken (organic) then I added beef pieces and cooked it till the veggie’s were cooked added a little salt and pepper. When it is cooled I will put it in separate containers and feed her a portion of it every day with her breakfast. Honestly it is good stuff.

Benefits of Collagen for Cats and Dogs

General Bone and Joint Health

Joint Pain and Osteoarthritis

Promotes a Healthy Coat and Skin Health

Can Encourage Appetite

Side effects

homemade bone broth or store-bought, it’s crucial to ensure that it does not contain any ingredients that are toxic to them, including onions, garlic, chives or scallions

Egg collagen, it’s safe to give your cat eggs as long as they are fully cooked and your cat does not have an egg allergy

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Did You Know- 10/01/2018

  1. According to the World Health Organization:  Health benefits of Sunbathing Far outweigh risks. Sun-baking dramatically reduces the risk of several types of cancers, autoimmune diseases, bone diseases, type 1 diabetes, depression and in proper doses can even reduce the risk of melanoma, a meta analysis sun related disease. Study finds a growing number of scientists are concerned that public campaign to protect people from the sun are causing more harm than good. Lack of sun exposure has caused massively more disease than over exposure, ay the authors of a Meta-analysis weighing the pros and cons of soaking in the sun. Excessive sun exposure accounts for less than 0.1% of the total global disease burden according to the World Health Organization.

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2. Strawberries were originally cultivated in ancient Rome. Eight strawberries contain more vitamin C than one orange. Strawberries also contain fibre, potassium and antioxidants. It has also been shown to lower blood pressure and improve memory and heart health. So it’s a good reason to partake in copious amounts of strawberries, our favorite fruit.

 

3. The new ViagraAccording to the University of Athens in Greece researchers say the olive oil helps boost testosterone levels and blood flow  which can be effective at improving sexual performance than over the counter medication. They say at least 9 tablespoons a week  you will be 40% less likely to experience impotency.

 

4. New research suggests that the safe level of sodium intake might be higher than we thought. I have heard many an older person say the reason for their good health is their love of salt. My mother is 99 years old and she has been emptying the salt shaker on her food for years

 

5. Delay breakfast by 90 minutes and having dinner 90 minutes earlier could help you lose weight a new UK study shows.

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Human Growth Hormone – Naturally Produced

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I know this is considered an illegal Sports enhancement drug but if you are finding you have most of the symptoms below it is because your body is not making enough growth hormone.
There is a natural way to increase your HGH so that your body increases in muscle, bone and mental strength.

These are the symptoms of deficient HGH in the body.
Depression
Hair loss
Sexual dysfunction
Decreased muscle strength and mass
Memory loss
Lack of concentration
Dry skin
Increased triglycerides
Fatigue
Cardiovascular disease risk
Increase LDL (“bad”) cholesterol
Insulin resistance
Reduced bone density
Temperature sensitivities
Increased weight, especially around the waist


If you are suffering from most of these symptoms then you need to look at the chart below and consider following its suggestions to see if you are able to change your body shape and outlook on life.

“If you don’t do different nothing yes NOTHING will change”

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Did You Know – 11/16/2015

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2.What a Gosh Heart is?

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They take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.

Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor–a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it–and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.

Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this– first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts–for years.

The process is called decellularization and it is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place.

This scaffold of connective tissue–called a “ghost organ” for its pale and almost translucent appearance–can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection.

This ghost heart is ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart–one that won’t be rejected–can be grown.

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3.  The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird strategic reconnaissance aircraft was so fast, the designers did not even consider evasive maneuvers; the pilot was simply instructed to accelerate and out-fly any threat, including missiles. – Source

As impressive as the Lockheed SR-71 was, it had a secret older brother (the A-12) which was even faster, lighter, and had a higher service ceiling

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Chuck Yeager,

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The first man to fly faster than the speed of sound, revived his feat on October 14 2012 in an F-15 Eagle, to celebrate the 65th anniversary of breaking the sound barrier. He was 89 years old. – Source

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4. 85% of people use music to reduce their daily emotional stress.

To incorporate music into a busy life, try playing CDs in the car, or put the radio on when in the bath or shower. Take portable music with you when walking the dog, or put the stereo on instead of the TV.

Singing (or shouting) along can also be a great release of tension.  Calming music before bedtime promotes peace and relaxation and helps to induce sleep.

  • Music’s form and structure can bring order and security to disabled and distressed children. It encourages coordination and communication, so improves their quality of life.
  • Listening to music on headphones reduces stress and anxiety in hospital patients before and after surgery.
  • Music can help reduce both the sensation and distress of both chronic pain and postoperative pain.
  • Listening to music can relieve depression and increase self-esteem ratings in elderly people.
  • Making music can reduce burnout and improve mood among nursing students.
  • Music therapy significantly reduces emotional distress and boosts quality of life among adult cancer patients.

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5.  According to a study by Harvard professor David Wise and two colleagues, 46.1% of Americans die with less than $10,000 in assets.

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Did you Know – 07/27/2015

1. There are three ways to use deoderant other than it is normally used for:-

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a. Fingernail polish remover – Use the deodorant spray only. Spray on hand and toe nails and it will remove the nail polish without that awful chemical smell.

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b. After a shower and dried off with a towel, spray your moist legs with the deoderant and those skinny jeans will just slip on.

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c. Deodorant stick is good for Mossie bites. It will take the itch away.

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2. If you slowly pour a handful of salt into a totally full glass of water it will not overflow. In fact, the water level will go down.

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3. Babies are born with more bones than adults.

Because as they grow up, some of the bones fuse together to form one bone. This is because babieshave more cartilage than bone. New born babies have around 305 bones. A baby’s skeleton is mostly made up of cartilage

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4.On Mercury during the day, the Sun rises, stops, about-turns and eventually sets where it rose. 

Even though Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, temperatures can reach -280 degrees F. Why? Since Mercury has almost no atmosphere, there is nothing to trap heat near the surface. So, the dark side of Mercury (the side facing away from the Sun) is very cold.

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Did You Know – 03/18/2013

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1. The hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in your body not attached to any other. The hyoid is anchored by muscles from the anterior, posterior and inferior directions, and aids in tongue movement and swallowing.
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2. 30% increase in the risk of depression for the people who drink four or more cans of soft drink a day.
10% decrease in the risk of depression for the people who drink four cups of coffee a day.

Source: US national institutes of health

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3. Tetrachromacy is the ability to see light from four distinct sources. An example of this in the animal kingdom is the zebrafish (Danio rerio), which can see light from the red, green, blue, and ultraviolet sections of the light spectrum. True tetrachromacy in humans is much rarer.

Humans are normally trichromats, having three types of cone cells that receive light from either the red, green, or blue part of the light spectrum. Each cone can pick up about 100 graduations of color and the brain combines colors and graduations so that there are about 1 million distinguishable hues coloring your world. A true tetrachromat with an extra type of cone between red and green (in the orange range) would, theoretically, be able to perceive 100 million colors.

Tetrachromacy is thought to be much more common in women than men – estimates range from 2 – 3% to 50% of women. Interestingly, colour-blindness in men (much more common than in women) may be inherited from women with tetrachromacy.
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4. Mothers Day was started by a woman named Anna Jarvis of Grafton, West Virginia. In 1907 Mrs. Jarvis began a cmpaign for the nationwide celebration of motherhood. At first no one paid much attention to her but gradually churches and local topwn organizations began inviting her to speak at their meetings. Soon her notions caught on throughout the country, and onMay 9, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson made the holiday official

“This woman, who died penniless in a sanitarium in a state of dementia, was a woman who could have profited from Mother’s Day if she wanted to,” Antolini said.

“But she railed against those who did, and it cost her everything, financially and physically.”

Interesting story

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5. Drinking too much water too quickly can lead to water intoxication. Water intoxication occurs when water dilutes the sodium level in the bloodstream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain. Water intoxication causes an electrolyte imbalance that affects concentrations of the ion sodium, and it leads to a condition called hyponatremia.
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Did You Know – 10/22/2012

1. The 1912 Olympics was the last time that gold medals were solid gold.

Since then, they’ve been silver with gold plating.

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2. Automobile transmissions used whale oil up until 1973.

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3. The 2nd president of the United States (John Adams) and 3rd president of the United States (Thomas Jefferson) both died within just a few hours apart of each other on the same exact day of July 4th 1826. They are the only two presidents to die on the same day of the same year.

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4. Barbers at one time combined shaving and haircutting with bloodletting and pulling teeth. The white stripes on a field of red that spiral down a barber pole represent the bandages used in the bloodletting.

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5. Coral (pro osteon) has molecular architecture and chemistry similar to human bone and so it can be used to replace bone grafts, helping bones heal faster. 150-200 pounds of it can sustain hundreds of graphs
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Did You Know – 10/08/2012

Benjamin Franklin invented flippers for swimming in the year 1717 and was inducted into the international swimming hall of fame for the invention. They were originally wooden swim fins shaped like a lily pad and went on the hands. They were about 10 inches (250mm) long and 6 inches (150mm) wide and helped people to swim faster. Franklin’s swim fins were originally intended for use on a person’s hands. Shaped like lily pads or an artist’s paint palette, they helped attain greater speed with each stroke.

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The AAA Motor Club and travel organization was created initially so that it could warn traveling motorists about police speed traps around the country.

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Archeological researchers have made a recent claim to have found evidence that the Queen of Sheba did in fact rule over Southern Arabia which was then known as the capital of the Kingdom of Sheba.

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Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool and changed it every two innings.

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Because they both lost so many players to WWII military service, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become the Steagles during the 1943 season.. Despite never being registered by the NFL, the name became the most enduring moniker.
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Washington did have false teeth. His false teeth were made of whale bone and deer antlers.
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The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. There were 311 male but no female competitors.
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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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