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Did You Know – 11/07/2017

 

  1. The French population yearly consumption of butter is around 18lbs per person. Amazing isn’t it considering it has one of the lowest numbers of heart problems.

 

2. Even before we are born we yawn. Studies have shown that even 11 week old Fetus yawns. The activity of yawning is said to be rejuvenating the brain.

 

3.  Most pilots and copilots on major airlines are not allowed to eat the same food –  to avoid the possibility of food poisoning sickening the entire flight crew. Also the risk of being killed in a plane crash for the average American is 1 in 11 million. The risk of being killed in a car accident is 1 in 5,000.

4. Some trees emit chemicals that attract enemies of their enemies. – Trees may look passive and helpless, but they’re savvier than they seem. Not only can they produce chemicals to combat leaf-eating insects, for instance, but some also send airborne chemical signals to each other, apparently warning nearby trees to prepare for an insect attack. Research has shown that a wide range of trees and other plants become more resistant to insects after receiving these signals.
Trees’ airborne signals can even convey information outside the plant kingdom. Some have been shown to attract predators and parasites that kill the insects, essentially letting an embattled tree call for backup. Research has mainly focused on chemicals that attract other arthropods, but as a 2013 study found, apple trees under attack by caterpillars release chemicals that attract caterpillar-eating birds.
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5. Our feet are the home to about a quarter of all the bones in our bodies – There are 26 bones in each foot—one less than in each hand. When we’re born, those bones are mostly cartilage. The bones in our feet only completely harden around age 21.

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Better Than Botox?

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I have been getting articles from this great website called Draxe.com . You can actually sign up for free and get his articles, its worth it as he has some great information.

The article I am presenting you today is especially interesting to us girls although these days I am sure the boys would be interested as well.
Its all about fish collagen. Heard of it? I have heard of just plain collagen powder but not this. ‘Fish collagen is absorbed up to 1.5 times more efficiently into the body and has superior bioavailability over bovine or porcine collagens’.
Fish collagen can be absorbed at a higher level through the intestinal barrier into the bloodstream and carried throughout the body. This leads to collagen synthesis in the joint tissues, bones, skin dermis and many other essential body systems. Sounds like good stuff to me.

The health benefits of this collagen is
1. Anti aging
2. Helps regenerate and heal bones
3. Heals wounds
4. Increases your protein intake
5. Has antibacterial qualities

This collagen was first found about 1985 by a pharmacist extracting it from the skin of fish. Sometimes it can be called marine collagen but marine collagen could be extracted from shellfish and jellyfish which is not recommended so keep that in mind.

This protien comes from the scales, skin, bones and fins of fresh or saltwater fish and parts we do not normally eat like the eyes and the rest of the head. You can also get this protein through making a fish stock by boiling the whole of the fish (gutted). Fish collagen is high in essential and non-essential amino acids.

Anyway it all sounds good. I think I may make a face mask out of it see if it plumps up the wrinkles.
Will let you know.

Apparently it does not smell like fish so you don’t have to worry about the fishy smell on your face or food. Hydrolyzed fish collagen is the best as it is broken into small molecules and easily absorbed.
For me I think its worth giving a try.

If you want to read more about this go to Dr Axes website, sign up and get his news letters.

I have found a site on Amazon that sells this collagen – Fish Collagen – Amazon

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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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A stylish-looking 3D-printed cast for broken bones

A stylish-looking 3D-printed cast for broken bones uses an ultrasonic pulse generator to help stimulate the growth of new bone.
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A stylish-looking 3D-printed cast for broken bones uses an ultrasonic pulse generator to help stimulate the growth of new bone.

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Did You Know – 03/24/2014

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2. According to Consumer Reports, veterinarians can make up to 1,000% markup on their Pet Meds and charge a dispensing fee of up to $15. cheaper alternative trot off to Walmart, Kroger or Target where generic pet meds sell for as little as $4.00

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3. If you have Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia, then you have the fear of long words.

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4. The Stars you see when you rub your eyes are phosphenes.
They are a phenomenon by which seeing light without light actually entering the eye. This rubbing mechanically stimulates the cells of the retina causing effect. Even after you open your eyes you still see those spots for a little while.

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5. Almost half the bones in your body are in your hands and feet. There are 27 in each hand and 26 in each foot, and the way that they are arranged is remarkably similar.
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Did You Know – 12/19/2011


Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood we have only 206 in our bodies – The reason? Some bones fuse together later. Source


If you shake a can of mixed nuts the larger ones will rise to the top Source


An apple, onion, and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their smell. To prove this you can pinch your nose and take a bite from each. They will all taste sweet. Source


A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months. fetal fingerprints are fully formed by 12 weeks/3 months of gestation. Fingerprints are actually created by fetal movements – as the young fetus moves within the uterus, its skin shifts, forming the ridges of its fingerprints. This is the reason why no two people have the same fingerprints, even identical twins.


An ounce of gold can be stretched into a wire 50 miles long. The wire would be very fine. Since gold has such a soft flexible ability it is often mixed or coated over other material in order to give it strength. Source


A baby Blue Whale drinks approximately 130 gallons of milk each day. The calf
drinks so much milk that it puts on about 200 pounds of weight each day when it is growing – that’s about
eight pounds an hour! Source

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Beer for Bones?

If you drink beer regularly, you may be giving your bones a break—a break from osteoporosis, that is.

According to new research from the University of California, Davis, beer is a rich source of silicon, a mineral that helps make and keep bones strong. In fact, beer is a major source of silicon in the Western diet, in a form that is readily absorbed by the body. But not all beers are created equal.

Researchers analyzed the raw materials used in beer making and various brewing styles; they then tested 100 commercial beers for their silicon levels. “Beers containing high levels of malted barley and hops are richest in silicon,” the paper concludes. Here are some more specific findings of the study, which was published in the February issue of the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture:

  • Barley-based beers have more silicon than wheat-based beers. Silicon is concentrated in the husks of barley, which are not affected greatly during brewing.
  • Lighter-colored barley beers have more silicon than darker ones (such as chocolate, roasted barley, and black malt), because they undergo less heat stress during processing.
  • Hops, which are used as flavoring agents, had as much as four times more silicon than is found in malt. But hops are used in much smaller amounts. Still, you can expect “hoppier” beers to have more silicon.
  • On average, Indian Pale Ales (IPAs) had the most silicon, followed by other ales, and then lagers; wheat beers, light lagers, and non-alcoholic beers had the least silicon.
  • Overall, the beers contained 6.4 to 56.5 milligrams of silicon per liter. There’s no official recommended daily intake level for silicon, but the average diet supplies about 20 to 50 milligrams a day.

Silicon is an often overlooked mineral that helps promote bone formation and prevent bone loss. A study several years ago found that men and pre-menopausal women with the highest silicon intake had higher bone mineral density at the hip. Other research has shown that people absorb the silicon from beer well.

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