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April 10, 2019 · 9:02 PM

Did You Know – 02/25/2019

  1. Cranberries are great for stronger teeth. Apparently according to  the Oral Health Foundation the polyphenols dark-colored berries such as cranberries and blueberries are ale to prevent harmful bacteria from sticking you gums and teeth. They suggest eating these berries straight after a meal to make the most of the benefits. Source

 

2. Researchers from Northwestern University in the US have developed a wearable skin patch that can screen your sweat for potential diseases and health markers. It is not available for purchase as yet but a great idea and hopefully will not take too long to come on the market. Source

3.  Cheese is not only good for the soul it is also beneficial for the heart . An Australian study found a Mediterranean diet rich in cheese  can significantly boost health outcomes for those at risk of heart disease. They believe even more so than a low-fat diet. My nieces wife Franny will love this.❤️

 

4.  You may have heard that on average a person will swallow 8 spiders a year in your sleep. Probably not so. There is no scientific record of it ever actually happening. Spiders get most of the information about their surroundings through vibrations. Snoring, breathing and heartbeat will probably scare them away.

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5.  Pablo Picasso once said “When I was a child my Mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier you will be a general. If you become a monk you will end up as the Pope’ . Well I became a painter and wound up as Picasso”

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Good News For Pork Lovers – Like Me

 

Apparently pork belly is considered the holy grail for pork lovers according to worldofbuzz.com

For me I could eat the crackle and leave the pork. Now this is good news to me. Lets see why.

A study published by BBC recently, pork fat has been crowned the eighth most nutritious food on the planet! they say it is more unsaturated and healthier than lamb or beef fat. Also, it is a good source of B vitamins and minerals, which are vital for our human body.

A nutritionist from Singapore (no name) says pork fat is actually rich in oleic acid and contains 60 per cent monounsaturated fat.

“Monounsaturated fat and oleic acid are beneficial to our heart, arteries and skin. It can regulate our hormones as well.” “However, excessive consumption of fatty pork will lead to obesity, so it’s best to eat it with vegetables. Boiling or stir frying it is recommended,” she said. 

I am sure she is right but Moderation is probably in order I would say.

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Did You Know – 12/10/2018

2. Now this one is a long ‘Did You Know” but fascinating and well worth the read as I bet most of you have no clue about the Soldiers who guard the ‘Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’


Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

1. How many steps does the guard take during his
walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why?

21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the
highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.

2. How long does he hesitate after his about-face to begin
his return walk and why?

21 seconds for the same reason as answer number 1

3. Why are his gloves wet?

His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle.

4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all the time and if not, why not?

He carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the tomb.
After his march across the path, he executes an about-face
and moves the rifle to the outside shoulder.

5. How often are the guards changed?

Guards are changed every thirty minutes, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.

6. What are the physical traits of the guard limited to?

For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he must be between 5′ 10′ and 6′ 2′ tall and his waist size cannot exceed 30.’ Other requirements of the Guard:
They must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb, live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives.
They cannot swear in public for the rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the uniform {fighting} or the tomb in any way. After two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel signifying they served as guard of the tomb. There are only 400 presently worn.
The guard must obey these rules for the rest of their lives or give up the wreath pin.

The shoes are specially made with very thick soles to keep the heat and cold from their feet. There are metal heel plates that extend to the top of the shoe in order to make the loud click as they come to a halt.
There are no wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform.
Guards dress for duty in front of a full-length mirror.
The first six months of duty a guard cannot talk to anyone, nor watch TV.
All off duty time is spent studying the 175 notable people laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. A guard must memorize who they are and where they are interred.

Among the notables are: President Taft, Joe E. Lewis {the boxer} and Medal of Honor winner Audie Murphy, {the most decorated soldier of WWII} of Hollywood fame.

Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms ready for guard duty.

In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washington , DC , our US Senate/House took 2 days off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of the dangers from the hurricane, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment.
They respectfully declined the offer, ‘No way, Sir!’ Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment, it was the highest honor that can
be afforded to a serviceperson.
The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since 1930.

God Bless and Keep Them.

 

3.

 27 reasons to drink Hydrogen water 💦

 

a. Hydrogen water is an Antioxidant and protect the brain

b. Appears to improve mood

c. Suppress inflammation

d. Reduces muscle fatigue and weakness

e. May prevent metabolic syndrome 

f. May boost weight loss

g. Enhances energy metabolism

h. helps diabetics 

I. May Alkalize the body

j. May fight cancer

k. May reduce side effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation

L. It boost skin health

M. Enhances wound healing

n. May improve bladder health

o. May Protect the heart

p. May protect the eyes

Q. May prevent hearing loss

R. May combat allergies

s. May protect Kidneys

T. May protect Liver

U. May protect gut health

V. Could protect the lungs

w. May protect from radiation

x. May relieve pain

y. May increase longevity

z. May kill bacteria and improve oral health

For more in-depth information on these health benefits go to: Source

More Info on a Hydrogen Machine

 

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Being forgetful is not only normal (thank goodness) it makes you smarter. The main function of memory is to improve decision-making and forgetting irrelevant details helps you to be more intelligent and make informed decisions.

Source: Didyouknowfacts

5.

When Kevin Bacon goes to a wedding reception he bribes the DJ so they won’t play Footloose. “Reason first off a wedding is really not about me, it’s about the bride and its embarrassing” he says.

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Sorry This is Going to Break Your Heart

Some think cats don’t show emotion. This will prove them wrong. 

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Start To Improve Your Mitochondrial Health in 4 minutes

I have taken this straight from Dr Mercola’s site  so there is no confusion as to what this is all about. It is easy and obviously beneficial.

 

To cut it short

  • The Nitric Oxide Dump workout stimulates your body’s release of nitric oxide (NO), improving your mitochondrial health, slowing down age-related muscle decline and boosting heart health
  • It involves just four movements — squats, alternating arm raises, non-jumping jacks and shoulder presses — which are done in repetitions of 10, with four sets each
  • The workout takes just three or four minutes and should be repeated three times a day, with a minimum of two hours between sessions

Do you have three or four minutes, one to three times a day, to devote to your health? By using that time to engage in one of the best high-intensity exercises out there — the Nitric Oxide Dump — you can improve your mitochondrial health, slowing down age-related muscle decline. The fact is, if you live in the U.S. and work full time, you sit an average of 13 hours a day, then sleep for an average of eight.1 This means you’re sedentary 21 hours of the day!

Your body wasn’t designed for that. It functions best when you’re ctive more so than not, and by breaking up your day with bursts of activity, you can reap great rewards. Take nitric oxide (NO), a soluble gas stored in the lining of your blood vessels, called the endothelium. NO is produced inside your endothelial cells from the amino acid L-arginine, where it acts as an important signaling molecule throughout your body.

Along with promoting healthy endothelial function and heart health, NO supports healthy blood flow by helping your veins and arteries dilate. This, in turn, allows vital oxygen and nutrients to flow freely throughout your body. NO also plays a protective role in your mitochondrial health, the energy storehouse of your cells, responsible for the utilization of energy for all metabolic functions.

Even your skeletal muscle, which is made up of only about 1 percent to 2 percent mitochondria, depend on these energy powerhouses to fuel your daily movements. When you exercise and your muscles ache, it’s because you’ve run out of oxygen, which your body compensates for by releasing NO (to dilate your blood vessels making it easier for oxygen to be delivered).

This process fuels muscle development, but here’s the secret that’s not widely known: When you exercise, it takes only about 90 seconds for your blood vessels to run out of stored nitric oxide and begin the process of making more. “So working each major muscle group out for 90 seconds,” says Dr. Zach Bush, “gives you the most efficient workout to tone and build muscles.”2 Bush developed the Nitric Oxide Dump workout, which is specially designed to stimulate the release of NO for muscle growth and much more.

This video below is explained a little more in depth by Dr Mercola than the top video so chose to give you both.

Why Three to Four Minutes, Three Times a Day Is Ideal

It may sound too good to be true, but less really is more when you know how to harness your body’s NO-generating powers. Short bursts of high-intensity activity are best, and in the case of NO it’s important to wait at least two hours between sessions because that’s how long it takes for nitric oxide to synthesize in your body for subsequent release.

“Your body has the ability to regenerate nitric oxide every couple of hours, giving you the opportunity to release it multiple times a day,” Bush says. “What that means is the most effective way to increase your muscle function is to work out very briefly every few hours.”3 What’s more, the Nitric Oxide Dump workout incorporates the 16 largest muscle groups in your body, making it a full-body workout.

And unlike some of the other ways to stimulate the release of NO, like going out in the sun, this workout isn’t dependent on the weather or time of day. You can do it virtually anywhere, and it’s appropriate for all fitness levels. Remember, the Nitric Oxide Dump is a form of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which research has shown to offer greater fitness and health gains in a fraction of the time compared to typical moderate or low-intensity gym workouts. For example:

  • HIIT reduces arterial stiffness and resting heart rate in people with Type 2 diabetes and may reduce the burden of cardiovascular complications in people with this condition4
  • HIIT significantly improves metabolic health in older adults by improving insulin sensitivity and reducing age-related risk factors for cardiometabolic disease5
  • A meta-analysis of 39 studies found “HIIT is a time-efficient strategy to decrease fat-mass deposits, including those of abdominal and visceral fat mass”6
  • In a study of overweight and obese adults, HIIT and moderate-intensity continuous training led to similar improvements in body composition over 10 weeks, but HIIT required about 40 percent less training time to receive those benefits7

The Nitric Oxide Dump workout is particularly beneficial because, by stimulating the release of NO, it also improves your immune function and stimulates the thinning of your blood and decreases its viscosity, which in turn decreases platelet aggregation. The latter may discourage the development of blood clots that may cause a heart attack or stroke. As you age, your NO production decreases, so doing this quick, simple workout is one way to fight back against the hands of time.

The Four-Minute Nitric Oxide Dump Workout

You can see Bush’s version at the top of the article and mine lower down. While the primary movements are the same, make sure you’re breathing through your nose and not your mouth, as your nose regulates more than 30 physical processes, including the release of NO.

There are only four movements to learn for this workout. Start with four sets of 10 repetitions, moving to 20 repetitions as your fitness level increases. You can also add in weights (I use 8-pound weights) as you progress, but most people will want to start without weights initially.

You can do this workout three times a day, with a minimum of two hours between each workout. However, if you are in recovery mode and have not slept well or had a hard workout it is fine to skip it. Form is everything, so be sure you carry out each movement correctly, even if you need to go at a slower pace at first.

Squats (10)

  • Begin by standing with your feet hip-width apart, feet parallel, toes pointing forward and the weight of your body distributed evenly between your heels and the ball of your foot.
  • Perform 10 squats in rapid sequence, keeping your quadriceps engaged. Your butt should move back as though you’re going to sit in a chair while your arms move forward for balance. You can do a shallower squat if you have knee or back pain.

Alternating Arm Raises (10)

  • Alternate swinging your arms at a 90-degree angle
  • Keep your form tight and your muscles controlled, avoiding swinging your arms too high or too low

This will work a number of muscles in your deltoids, which are the rounded, triangular-shaped muscles on the uppermost part of your arm and the top of your shoulder.

Non-Jumping Jacks (10)

  • Begin standing straight with your arms down, fists touching in front of your pelvis.
  • Use a broad rotation, circle your arms upward on each side to touch your fists over your head.
  • Circle back down to hit your fists at the bottom and repeat 10 times.

If you have shoulder problems with your rotator cuffs, try this variation instead:

  • Start with your hands at a prayer position in front of your chest.
  • Keep your hands pressed together lightly as you extend them above your head.
  • Circle your arms out to the sides to release before bringing them back to the prayer position. Repeat 10 times.

Shoulder Presses (10)

  • Bring fists above your shoulders on either side of your head, elbows bent.
  • Extend your arms straight above your head.
  • Return to position with fists just over your shoulders and repeat 10 times.

When you’re done, you should feel your fingertips tingling, and this is a great sign because it means nitric oxide is freely flowing through your body. For quick reference, the below infographic gives you all the details on how to perform the Nitric Oxide Dump workout.

 

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Biodynamic – The Real Deal

Have you ever wondered what Biodynamic farming is all about?
Well I had the privilege to actually go to one of their farms years ago. Found it absolutely fascinating. It is a real commitment to very healthy and pure food and farming.

So if you see the name on any products you can be assured that they are the best and purest food you can buy.
I found this article in the “Health and Nature” magazine and if you are interested in good nutritious food it is worth reading.
These type of farms are all over the world not just Australia

 

 

What does being a biodynamic farmer mean? It means that we provide the best possible value in our dairy products for our customers. It also means that we care for the environment in the best possible way. We do not pollute waterways, and we farm with the least water usage and waste possible. We care for our animals in the best possible way – for example, leaving calves with cows as long as they drink milk; not using anything artificial in animal husbandry, and running a bull with the herd to avoid artificial insemination; and by not using hormones, antibiotics, or chemical drenches. We use preventive methods, like herbal creams for udders to prevent mastitis,  herbal and mineral-based products in drinking water to prevent infections or parasites. We use biodynamic preparations made from herbs, manure and minerals on the soil, which provide nutrients that soil microorganisms need to be balanced, so that plants growing in that soil will be healthy and fertile. We try to keep a natural balance between native vegetation and crops to feed the cows. We run monthly study and discussion groups for interested farmers or home gardeners, and two-day workshops where people can learn to make the homeopathic preparations. For us, biodynamic farming is the only sustainable way of farming. Biodynamic farming means our kids can experience chemical-free farm life and grow up in a natural environment with friendly, happy animals.

How does biodynamic farming compare with conventional farming? It is similar to organic farming, in that both farming styles do not use chemicals, do not plant genetically modified crops, and follow strict rules as to how animals are treated, and what with. The difference is that in organic farming, one can take a fairly conventional approach, for example, if there is a weed problem they can use a spray or other method to get rid of the ‘problem’. In biodynamic farming, we instead regard this ‘problem’ as an indicator of where there is an imbalance. We then use natural methods, like weed teas made with herbal concentrates, to restore balance in the environment so that the problem becomes minor and eventually disappears. The same applies with treatments for the animals: we try to prevent problems by providing balanced feed rather than boosting milk production with a higher protein intake. In biodynamics, the long-term goal is healthy, long-living cows, which bear healthy calves without problems, and provide average, balanced production of unhomogenized milk. There is evidence from Europe that continuous consumption of homogenized milk is liked to heart disease; it may also lead to intolerances, as the body has difficulty dealing with proteins that can’t be digested and attempts to reject the unwanted fat molecules.

What is the one thing you want our readers to hear? Support local farmers to the best of your ability – this keeps our food chain alive, keeps Australian food being produced in Australia, and prevents productive land from being destroyed. Companies like ours need consumer support at the cash register. If supermarkets are made to understand that if products like ours are taken off the shelves and replaced with cheap imports or home-brand products that they will not be purchased, they will take notice! Vote with your dollar, and use the complaint pages on supermarket websites to have your say.
Find out more at www.bdfarmpariscreek.com.au

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