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Not only the Ocean harbor’s Plastic So Do Our Bodies 💦

 

I read this article in the Australian Courier Mail newspaper online this morning (10/25/2018) . Everyone should read this as it is quite enlightening and maybe the answer to some the diseases like cancer that affects all of us whether be a relative, friend or acquaintances. Also it could make you think about the choices we make about what we consume, wear, walk and sleep on.

I have copied this article word for word from the newspaper, as I don’t want to be misquoted or called an alarmist in any way as serious research has been done on this matter.

 

Proof of Plastic Particles in our body

Human bodies are becoming polluted with plastic. Scientists have confirmed for the first time. Tiny pieces were found in samples from every participant in an experiment that tried to estimate how much plastic we eat and drink every day.

Until now most research has focused on the natural world, but the new study shows that humans are also consuming plastic, with some pieces potentially lodging in our bodies.

Researchers suggested sources could include the eating of fish or drinking of water from plastic bottles.

Campaigners said the scale of the plastic crisis meant it was “impossible” for people to avoid eating, drinking and breathing in plastic – with potentially harmful effects. These include the risk of bacterial infections, introducing harmful chemicals to the body. Irritating the gut lining and affecting immune responses.

Lead researcher Dr Philipp Schwabl said – This is the first study of its kind and confirms what we have long suspected that plastics ultimately reach the human gut. Of particular concern is what this means to us, and especially patients with gastrointestinal diseases. The smallest micro plastic particles are capable of entering the bloodstream and lymphatic system and may even reach the liver.

“Now we have first evidence for micro plastics inside humans, we need further research to understand what this means for human health.”

Hundreds of pieces of micro plastics were found in every stool sample taken from people who took part in the study by the medical University of Vienna.

Researchers from the university and the Environment Agency Austria monitored participants from the UK, Finland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia and Austria. The results showed every sample tested positive for the presence of micro plastics – with up to nine different types identified. The most common plastics were polypropylene and polyethylene-terephthalate (PET) both are often found in food and drink packaging.

Each participant in the study kept a food diary for a week before his or her samples were analyzed in the laboratory. The diaries showed all the participants had eaten food wrapped in plastic or drunk from plastic bottles. None of the participants were vegetarian and six of them ate sea fish.

The micro plastics found were between 50 and 500 micrometers in size. A human hair has a thickness of between 17 and 181 micrometers.

The researchers behind the new study note: It is highly likely that during various steps of food processing or as a result of packaging, food is being contaminated with plastics.

Synthetic fabrics are also a significant source of micro plastics in the environment as fibers from clothes end up in the ocean from treated and untreated sewage being released into the rivers

Daily Mail

On reading this article it confirms in my mind that we all need some form of filtered water  – (Kangen water is always what I recommend) and much regulated plastic bottles to drink from.

For more information on Kangen Water  – USA Phone: David at 281-918-9687 or email david@davidvoth.com or you  can email me at lesley@davidvoth.com

 

 

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Did You Know – 09/24/2018

  1. Research reported in the Journal called the Lancet say’s that 45 minutes three to five times a week can improve your mental health. On the other hand more than 90 min a day can actually worsen your metal health – lesson here, is do not overdo it.

 

2. There are 196 countries in the world today:- 195 if you don’t include Taiwan as many countries do not officially recognize it

 

3. The perfect length of time to be on vacation is 8 days. Your health and wellness levels rise rapidly while on holiday but peak on the 8th day. The suggestion is to take more vacations instead of longer ones

 

4. Sleeping with your bedroom door closed could help you survive a house fire. Open door  can reach 1,000+ degrees Fahrenheit. Having your door closed can keep the temperature in your room below 100, limit the carbon monoxide exposure and reduce smoke inhalation

 

5. One if five people suffer from misophonia – This is a condition where certain sounds trigger bouts of anger or stress. 36% say their symptoms worsened after they had caffeine. Some of the other triggers are Gum popping, food chewing or crunching, sniffing,  breathing, not sure about that one ( We all have to breathe) , pen clicking, clock ticking, whistling, lip smacking, finger or foot tapping

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Did You Know – 06/04/2018

1. In Japan – Beer cans have braille on them so blind people don’t accidentally get drunk.
In braille it says: “alcohol.” Asahi beer for reference…

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3. In 2014, UK scientists created the fastest ever Internet connection – Clocking speeds of 1.4 terabits per second – enough to download 44 HD movies per second.

 

4.  That flavor is a marker for the uncontaminated nutritional value of your food – Chemical Technology has developed a smoke screen for bad quality food by masking the flavor with a inferior quality ingredients to make the food taste great with no nutritional value. The great taste and aroma can fool consumers to think they are eating food of wholesome quality. Hence we have continued history of increased bad health and obesity .

My saying which is probably not the best example being sausages. If you are having a meal of just sausage you will probably only eat one. Put tomato sauce on them you will probably eat a whole lot more. Reason being the salt and sugar and additives in the tomato sauce will stimulate your taste buds. Just sayin.

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5. Mushrooms are more closely related to humans than they are to plants – The major difference between a plant (vegetable) and mushroom is how they acquire their food. In the case of plants, they possess chlorophyll and make their food via photosynthesis. Fungi, on the other hand, exist on decaying material in nature. Also the obvious structural differences, such as lack of leaves, roots, and seeds.So fungi now have their own kingdom on the basis of cellular organization.

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A Healthy Gut Will Boost Your Immunity 💦

This is a very interesting subject. Other than drinking health beneficial water like Kangen water, The food we consume is essential to a healthy life and a healthy gut. The two go hand in hand.

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Did You Know – 05/07/2018

 

  1. About Wine

 

2. About Mayochup

 

3. Once Crows leave the nest they come back to visit the Parents. And they help out around the nest by taking care of young!

 

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Babies don’t smile because they’re happy, they smile because they know it makes their Mum and Dad Happy. They have even know to act certain ways to see if they smile.

 

5. Gorillas hum when they eat the food they love. Also lets the others know that they are busy eating. I guess that is a time not to interrupt.

 

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6. Istanbul has vending machines that if you insert a plastic container it will give out water and food for stray animals. The machine feeds about 150,000 animals in the area.

 

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Did You Know? – 04/23/2018

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2. THE MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT

Interesting stuff… makes it unique

The Masters

In 1934 Bobby Jones requested the USGA to host the US Open at Augusta. USGA said no.

Angry at the rebuff. Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts decided to have there own event, which

became the Masters. The Masters is not a Championship of anything.

“You are the winner of the Masters”.

 

The Masters is one of the most unusual events in sports.

It’s all about tradition, and it’s defined by a set of odd rules and customs that just don’t exist outside of Augusta National. It’s great.

We compiled the oddest traditions that make the Masters and Augusta one of a kind.

Food prices are ridiculously low.

 

Tipping is banned.

 

Cell phones are prohibited at all times and cameras are not permitted during the tournament.

It’s one of the only places in the U.S. where there are long lines for pay phones.

 

There’s a huge fence around the course to keep out animals. There has been one deer sighting in the last 65 years.

 

Only four minutes of commercials per hour are allowed during the broadcast and no blimps are allowed.

 

TV commentators are not allowed to refer to fans as “fans” or “spectators” They are to be called “patrons,” and the rough is to be referred to as the “second cut.”

 

The Masters banned CBS broadcaster Gary McCord in 1995 for saying, “They don’t cut the greens here at Augusta, they use bikini wax.”

 

 

Players had to use local caddies provided by Augusta until 1983.

 

Players are allowed to use their own caddies now, but they have to wear the Augusta uniform — green hat, white jumpsuit.

Like many golf courses, there is good fishing at Augusta National, but the players don’t like to talk about it because it is forbidden.

In 2011, Monte Burke of Forbes interviewed golfers about the best 
fishing spots on the PGA Tour
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When Augusta was brought up, he described their responses as “squeamish” and they only admitted to hearing there were some good spots.

A former caddie was willing to tell Burke that the best spots are the creek in front of the 12th hole (“full of bream”; seen above)and the pond at the 16th hole (“brimming with bass”).

Fans, oops, we mean patrons,  aren’t allowed to wear their hats backwards.

 

Patrons can bring collapsible chairs to sit on, but those chairs are not allowed to have armrests.

 

Running is not allowed, unless you are a player.

 

There is a house located in the middle of the Augusta National parking lot because the owners refuse to sell it. The family has reportedly turned down “millions.”

 

 

You can’t apply to become a member at Augusta.

 

It’s nearly impossible to become a member at Augusta. You have to be nominated  by a current Augusta member, and new  initiations generally aren’t accepted unless  someone quits or dies. The total membership hovers around 300.

 

Augusta is closed in the summer to keep the course in pristine shape.

 

Players are given a brand new Mercedes for use during the week.

 

Golf cart drivers who are hired to drive the players around Augusta National also pick up the golfers at the airport in the Mercedes they will be using. The cars also have a number in the back window so that employees can always identify the players by which car they are in.

 

You can go to jail for selling tickets.

 

Twenty-four people were arrested outside Augusta in 2012 for trying to scalp tickets.

The course is insane about who it lets into the tournament and it’s illegal to sell tickets within 2,700 feet of the gates.

 

You can only ask for autographs in one part of the course.

 

Fans always line the ropes at big tournaments in hopes of getting a signature. But this is tougher to do at Augusta.

You can only try and solicit an autograph on the Washington Road side of the clubhouse, near the practice facilities.

The bunkers at Augusta are filled with mining waste.

 

 

 

You know those pristine white bunkers?

They’re actually  composed of waste product from the mining of aluminum, according to Golf.com

Basically, there’s this company that mines feldspar (rocks) for aluminum.

This process produces waste in the form of really bright, pure quartz —

that’s what Augusta uses..

The course used cows as lawnmowers in the 1940s.

A close-up picture of the fairways at Augusta .

 

Augusta is its own universe with a tenuous connection to the outside world

But WWII affected Augusta just like it did the rest of the country.

During  the war, Augusta didn’t have the manpower to maintain the

course, so they set 200 cattle loose on the grounds in hopes that they would “trim”  the grass by eating it.
Keith

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How to Survive Long Trips with the Family

Family trips in the car should be exciting and memorable. Don’t forget to stop every now and then to stretch the legs or maybe see some of the sights along the way. I know when Dad gets behind the wheel he just wants to get going and get there as fast as he can. Ok Dad or Mom it’s not about you all the time and if you want happy kids consider some of their comforts as well. Nothing worse than grumpy moaning kids trust me. Anyway here are some suggestions for entertainment along the way in between stops.

  1. When it comes to food and drink, if you’re heading from home then packing a picnic lunch and finding a park to spread the blanket is a great way to allow the children let off some steam. Make up some favorites to eat and try to keep away from Junk food that could make them a little Hypo.
  2. If the kids are older than they’ll want to help manage a playlist of songs. Give everyone in the car an option to choose – no child wants to listen to their parent’s soundtrack no matter how cool the parents think they are (note to self: Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell” has not aged well).
  3. For younger children the audiobook is a blessing. Currently in the Top 10 audio books on Booktopia there are plenty of choices for the young ‘uns such as The 91 Story Treehouse to The World’s Worst Children 2; as well as evergreens such as Enid Blyton’s The Faraway Tree (read by Kate Winslet) and The Chronicles of Narnia.
  4. Games such “The Animal Name Game” (where one person names an animal. Then each person in order has to name another animal that starts with the last letter of the previous animal named. “Lynx” has in the past, brought the game to a quick conclusion); “The Alphabet Game” (where one person chooses the right-hand side of the road, and someone else the left and each player looks for letters of the alphabet that appear on their side. The first to point out all the letters of the alphabet in order wins); and the old chestnut that is “I Spy” will always help wile away the hours.
  5.  There is technology.  Whip out this option when the going gets rough. Some of the best game apps include Drawing Pad (age 2-4); Lightbot Jr (age 5-8) and Dragon Box Elements (age 9-12). But they’ll no doubt have their favorites. Now this one for me Is not a good option as I believe the kids should be more aware of where they are going and the surroundings plus scenery.

As comedian Eddie Cantor once said, “Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why”.

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