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1.Ginger is a long used medicine in many cultures, it is a winter must have because of its anti inflammatory compounds. It is very inexpensive and known to be used for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and the cancer linked to it.
2. If you want to befriend a dog this is how you do it. Dogs get high when you rub their ears real good. They have a branch of nerves in their ears that extend to their internal organs and release endorphins when you rub them, sending relaxing impulses through their bodies and going them a natural high.
3. Anxiety can be a direct result of their parents behavior. Though high anxiety is partly genetic, children are more likely to be anxious if their parents openly criticize them, doubt their competence, are controlling, or are emotionally cold – to the pont that researchers analyzing a childs anxiety have been able to predict their mother’s behavior before ever observing it.
4. With a country such as Norway, with so many beautiful areas and scenery, you might think that the access is restricted or commercialized by someone. But that isn’t the case. Trespassing is not so much of a thing in Norway. The country has a law called ‘allemannsretten’ meaning every man’s right or the right to roam that dates back to ancient times and allow you to freely roam and camp on all uncultivated land as long as you show respect for nature and pick up your trash.
5. The phrase ‘Crab mentality’ is used to describe the ‘if I can’t have it, neither can you’ mindset. The metaphors refers to a pot of crabs that could easily get out, but they ensure their own demise by competitively clawing at each other-like spiteful humans trying to bring down those who are more successful by diminishing their importance
I read about this in the Australian Courier Mail today and thought I would pass it on as all of us -Yes All Of Us! I am sure would find this rather interesting. Of course I like to keep up with anything new that will help with health and aging my two favorite subjects.
Here is the article:-
A DRUG that could reverse the ageing process and make space travel possible will be trialled on humans this year and could be on the market in 2020.
Australian scientists have found a vitamin, nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), that helps cells repair DNA damage and it’s so good they are taking the pill themselves.
Middle aged mice given the vitamin lived 20 per cent longer and were able to run faster.
“The cells of the old mice were indistinguishable from the young mice, after just one week of treatment,” said Professor David Sinclair of UNSW School of Medical Sciences and Harvard Medical School Boston.
“This is the closest we are to a safe and effective anti-ageing drug that’s perhaps only three to five years away from being on the market if the trials go well.”
In a paper published in Science today, the researchers identify a critical step in the molecular process that allows cells to repair damaged DNA.
Research by University NSW scientists Prof Sinclair and Dr Lindsay Wu into the substance won NASA’s iTech competition in December last year because of its potential use in the planned 2025 mission to Mars.
Accelerated ageing caused by cosmic radiation, mental impairment and increased risk of cancer are pitfalls of space travel.
On a trip to Mars five per cent of the astronauts’ cells will die affecting their mental and physical capacity.
It’s hoped this vitamin might be able to reverse that damage says Dr Wu.
Back on earth the medicine promises to help every human defy the ageing process and stay healthy and it has potential to overcome the terrible side effects of cancer radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
It’s also been found to treat Type 2 diabetes and restore vision following eye damage in animals.
A separate Japanese study showed mice given NMN gained less weight with ageing even when they consumed more food perhaps because their boosted metabolism used more energy.
Dr Wu, aged 33, is not old but says he has been taking the vitamin pill for a year.
“I am using it, I’m not supposed to take it but I feel just fine, there are no side effects,” he said.
“I take it out of intellectual curiosity.
However, he said the general population should not use it until it has been property tested in clinical trials.
And when clinical trials are complete it won’t be on the market to treat ageing, instead it is likely to be used as a therapy to treat the side effects of cancer radiotherapy.
“The big problem is that regulatory authorities don’t recognise ageing as a disease even though you lose memory, you lose movement and it gives you cancer,” he says.
To get approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration NMN will have to be registered to treat a recognised disease like the side effects of radiation.
Things could be about to change though. A US trial is underway to test whether the diabetes drug metformin can extend human life and prevent cancer because of evidence it expands lifespan in animals.
“The makers of Metformin will be the first to push the FDA to recognise ageing, change is in the air,” says Dr Wu.
The discovery of the vitamin developed out of research into the famed life extending qualities of the molecule resveratrol found in red wine.
HOW IT WORKS
NMN works on the same biological pathway as resveratrol.
Every time we go out into the sun our DNA is damaged but our body repairs the damage, however as we age our body’s ability to do the repairs declines, Dr Wu explains.
A vitamin Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) present in every cell boosts the body’s ability to repair cells but it declines by 60 per cent as we age or when we are exposed to radiation.
“If you can boost NAD+ you can boost DNA repair,” he says.
The research found that if you treated mice with a NAD+ precursor, or “booster,” called NMN it improved their cells’ ability to repair DNA damage caused by radiation exposure or old age.
So there it is. I hope you read all the article as it is very informative and could be helpful in your health. I am going to give it a try – Nothing to loose.
“If you don’t do different nothing will change”
1. Chewing gum makes you produce more saliva which can help neutralize acid. There is a study that found chewing sugar-free gum for 30 minutes after eating can help reduce reflux.
source – July /Prevention.com
2. Deet the colorless liquid works by blocking scent receptors bugs use to find targets. Deep is less toxic at or below 30% concentration . Higher doses are not more effective and can harm your health.
3. Thought this was quite interesting as we have been flossing for years because of the advice of many professionals.
4. You have a 1 in 649 – 739 chance of being dealt a Royal Straight Flush when you play poker. Your chances of getting struck by lightning is actually higher.
5. Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, suggested that a woman could enlarge her bust line by singing loudly and often. It would be cheaper that is for sure.
I read this article in a online magazine called New Beauty. I have always questioned about the amount of water that we have been told we should be drinking each day.
For me I have to make a concerted effort to drink 8 glasses of water. Its almost impossible and I certainly can not do it day in and day out. I remember reading my old health Guru and Author ‘Adele Davis‘, she always maintained that drinking too much water actually washes the minerals and vitamins from our body. Maybe she was right. In those days I drank a lot of milk which she did advocate. I was skinny then too.
Anyway you can always make up your own mind on the subject but I thought it made interesting reading.
Is This the Biggest Beauty Lie You’ve Been Believing?
You’ve surely heard this advice – or maybe even doled it out a few times: Drink eight glasses of water a day for beautiful skin and a healthy body.
As it turns out, that’s a longstanding myth from the 1940s that just refuses to die, says Aaron E. Carroll, a pediatrics professor from Indiana University School of Medicine. In a New York Times piece, Carroll sources the origins of this common belief to a 1945 Food and Nutrition Board recommendation that said people needed 2.5 liters of water a day. What everyone ignored, however, was the explanation that “most of this quantity is contained in prepared foods.”
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Carroll first debunked the water myth back in a medical paper in 2007, but says that public opinion hasn’t changed at all over the majority of a decade since. “There’s no real scientific proof that, for otherwise healthy people, drinking extra water has any health benefits,” he writes.
While downing eight glasses a day may not be a magic formula, experts agree that it is important to stay hydrated, regardless of the source of hydration.
“Every organ and body system depends on water to function properly. The optimal amount of intake varies depending on one’s health, activity and geographical location, but can be consumed through drinking water or eating water-rich foods like watermelon and spinach,” says New York dermatologist Marnie Nussbaum, MD. “Research from the Institute of Medicine found that men need approximately 13 cups and women need about nine cups of total fluid intake from water and foods.”
“It’s true that the skin needs water, just like every part of your body, to function properly, but as long as you drink enough fluids to maintain body hydration, you’re fine,” adds Chevy Chase, MD, dermatologist Elizabeth Tanzi, MD. “It’s never been proven scientifically that if you drink more water, you’ll have more beautiful skin.”