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Did You Know – 10/16/2017

1. These new developments in the aid of hearing – a.) a new device that will be powered by our phones called “Earlens”
“Earlens” uses a laserlike light signals to stimulate the eardrum directly and offers broad frequency fr those who haven’t had success with traditional hearing aids.
b.) Treatments to prevent “hidden Hear loss” a newly discovered condition in which people can pass a hearing test but don’t hear well in noisy environments.
c.) In five to ten years from now they are getting much closer to regenerating hearing with gene therapy. Using a harmless virus, they can deliver a gene to the inner ear in mice and guinea pigs and stimulate the hair cells to regrow and regenerate hearing. They are also testing the delivery of nerve growth factors to reconnect the inner ear cells to the synapse, which could reverse hearing loss
Source – Bradly Welling, MD chief of Otolaryngology Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and Massachusetts General Hospital

 

2. That the Human body is 70% – 75% water. Some studies show 70% of pre school children drink no water at all during the day.  Some have a diminished thirst mechanism and mistake it for hunger, feeding their thirst with food.

Here is a chart of the recommended consumption of water according to your weight.


Source: Health and Wellness

3. Reasearch shows that the more grateful you are, the less anxious you tend to be.

Make a conscious effort to intentionally focus on things you are grateful or by writing them down – and the more specific you can be the better.
A pressure point for easing anxiety is Pericardium 6 – which is in the middle of the inside forearm, two and a half fingers with away from the wrist. Gently press and knead the area for two minutes, take some nice deep breaths and feel a sense of calm wash over you.
Source – Charmaine, Yabsley – Nature and Health magazine

4. It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce…and 13 hours to build a Toyota.
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5. Your body is younger than you. No matter how old you are most of your body is less than 10 years old, because your cells are always recycling themselves. The epidermis recycles every 2-4 weeks, red blood cells are replaced every 4 months and your skeleton turns over every 10 years

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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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Survive Crisis No 7

You are driving and about to hit something about to be hit.
I know about this one as I have hit a few Kangaroo’s in my time.

 

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Jeff Payne a former professional race car driver and the CEO of the non-profit  firm “Drivers edge” in Las Vegas.
The three biggest objects you are likely to hit on the road is another vehicle, debris, and wildlife.
Here is advised to either avoid the accident or minimize your damage.

 

a. ESP – Use it. Be ready for the unexpected especially when you sense the traffic is erratic. If the car in front slams on his brakes look to see if the right lane is clear and move over. At least maneuver your vehicle to minimize the impact.
Your brain should be predicting what the surrounding drivers will do. Especially if everyone is driving like mad men. If you are totally focused you will never be distracted. The same goes for motorcycles.

 

b. Embrace smooth and cool – The first instinct when something appears in front of us is to hit the brakes and swerve – No No No – not a good idea. sudden moves could cause you to overcorrect lose control and make the situation worse.

c Minimize the impact. – If you cannot avoid impact, alter it. If you are the only one in the car try to angle it so the front passenger side takes the hit. If you have someone else in the car angle it so you take the hit on your side.

 

d. Focus on the main event. – If you come upon an object in your lane do not fixate on it. Your eyes act as your guide, if something falls off the back of a truck and you stare at it, you will for sure hit it. Look for an escape route and that is where the car will go.

 

e. Hit the gas – The only time you will want to accelerate is when you are about to hit a large animal. If you slam your brakes on before, say hitting a deer the front end of your car will dip and this makes it more likely that the animal will fly up over your hood and come through the windshield. Speeding up before you hit will make the front end rise and confine it to the bumper.
Aim for the rear end. If an animal bolts it does not bolt backwards. You may miss it or at the most graze it. In that case not too much damage will be done.

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A Plan To Solve A Problem

For many of us, when we have a problem we often go into panic mode, cold sweats, cry, blame. Very few of us sit down to think of a solution. Well not for a few hours or so, depending on how serious you think the problem is.

Lets think of the most effective way to approach a problem, hopefully if we cant solve the problem we can at least control our emotions and face whatever it is we have to face.

In my opinion the best approach and one I use is.

1. Lay out in your mind exactly what the problem is. Black and White. No accusations, no other colourful dramatic thoughs. The Problem is…….

2. The reason. Most of the time a problem is just a guide. Maybe you have made an error in the direction you are meant to be going. Maybe your line of attack has been the wrong one and it has created this problem.

3. Change your thought about the problem. Instead of asking “what is wrong” ask yourself “if it was a perfect picture what would it look like ?”.” What would it look like if all was well?”

4. Ask yourself ” What are four steps I could take that could either solve this situation or shift the situation?” . Make the thoughts strong and positive thoughts that will help you create a productive solution. Because there is always a solution of some sort.

5. Take action – Make sure the steps you take will get you to your intended result. Keep asking yourself “what is working?” Keep focused and you will find that your problem will disappear, diminish or not as serious as you first thought.

When problems occur don’t dig too deep from the surface. Just focus on what the problem will look like at the solution. You may not be able to totally solve problems but, it could diminish and transform itself into something more positive.

Take a Breath. Find a quiet place and do some thinking or just calm yourself down.

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