Guess what we had for dinner last night. The crackling was the best the pork was done to perfection.
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In Australia, a dog/bird experiment with potentially global significance for conservation is taking place. On a tiny island near the Victorian coastal town of Warrnambool, Maremma Sheepdogs (livestock guardian dogs) are hard at work protecting Little Penguins, the smallest of the penguin species. And not only are the birds thriving and breeding, predation losses from foxes — their chief killers — have ceased.
No penguins have been killed by foxes since the program began and the population increased from 10 to over 200.
For more interesting reading go to ‘The Bark’
Poland has a ‘glow in the dark’ bicycle path that is powered by the sun. The asphalt contains synthetic particles called “luminophores,” which at night emit power captured from sunlight, creating the electric blue hue. TPA says the glow lasts up to 10 hours, according to Polish newspaper Gazeta Olsztyńska.
Source: For more in-depth information
Hans Gruber from the movie Die Hard was Alan Rickman’s very first role in a feature movie
On Alan Rickman’s first day of shooting he filmed the scene where Hans Gruber first runs into John McClane. He made a jump off the ledge about three feet high. He injured his knee when he landed and damaged some cartilage in his knee. He was told by his doctor not to put any weight on that leg and he had to use crutches for a week. For the rest of the scene where Hans Gruber is standing and talking to John McClane, Alan Rickman is standing on one leg for the entire time and has a leg brace on under his pants.
The Nakatomi tower is actually the headquarters of 20th Century Fox. The company charged itself rent for the use of the then-unfinished building.
According to legend there was once a widowed father who was so poor he feared his daughters would never marry and would have to resort to prostitution to get by. Wanting to help St Nicholas slid down their chimney one night and saw their laundered stockings hanging by the fire so he filled them with gold. This act of charity prevented them from becoming hookers. That is why we hang stockings at Xmas.
BLANCHING green vegetables in Kangen Water® will preserve their vibrant green colors.
I found this article on a website called http://news2matters.com/4996395-16011312.
Often when we are massaging our feet we don’t realize what organs we are stimulating and I thought this was a good diagram to show you where the pressure points are. Often if you are not feeling the best massaging these pressure points will give you an idea of what is happening in your body. Usually the area that is the problem will show up as a tender spot on your foot.
Try it and see and you will probably be impressed with the result as well as having a good night sleep.
Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness. Massage can be applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet, or a massage device.
We can easily say that one of the best massages is the feet massage. Some parts of our feet are connected with different organs in the human body. Make sure you massage your feet every night before going to bed, and we guarantee you that you will feel these positive effects:
This is also from another site which actually names the pressure points. The site is Health and Love page
I saw this on Facebook and thought it would make a fantastic gift. It’s not expensive but a useful one. I am going to get one for my Grandson who loves the outdoors. I can see this so handy for night time fishing, camping and early morning surfing when it is a little dark. In fact, it would be handy to keep in your vehicle in case of a breakdown and you do not have a flashlight. I am thinking I need to carry one on my motorcycle in case of a night time breakdown.
It is only $13 dollars as it is on a special deal. Great Christmas gift and a practical gift.
- On/Off switch controls 5 LED lights
- Material: Knitted acrylic material, LED lights
- The batteries are easily replaceable.
- One size fits all
This is an article I read, about herbs that will assist you in having a good night sleep. If you suffer from insomnia like I do at times, you are grateful for any information that will help you with this condition. The first herb she writes about (Zizyphus) sounds interesting so will be off to Whole-foods tomorrow to see if I can find it. The reason I like it is that it is nourishing your body at the same time. I don’t have all those symptoms but I do find it hard to quieten the mind and fall asleep. Another thing that I am always afraid of is becoming to reliant on a sleeping aid. As usual I like to be in control.
The sleepytime herbs
by Toni Green, ND 02 Jun 2014
Insomnia can be a real nightmare as the clock ticks on and you’re awake to notice. Thankfully, herbs can help.
Zizyphus (Zizyphus spinosa)
Long used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for its mild sedative action; from a TCM perspective, zizyphus nourishes the heart and calms the spirit, thus assisting with palpitations, irritability, dream-disturbed sleep, night sweats, or shallow, wakeful sleep. An International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Therapy, and Toxicology study showed that it improved mood and decreased nervous symptoms, while one in Clinical Therapeutics showed a significant improvement in sleep quality.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
Traditionally used for treating nervous unrest, stress and anxiety, as well as insomnia, this herb contains several therapeutic constituents which may account for its sedative activity. According to a double-blind study in the European Journal of Medical Research, a group receiving 600mg of valerian extract showed comparable results to a group receiving 10mg of Serax, a pharmaceutical insomnia drug. Even better, those taking valerian had far fewer side effects.
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
An important herb for insomnia caused by overwork, mental worry, or nervous exhaustion, it is wonderful for people who tend to wake frequently, and is excellent for children. Passionflower has also been traditionally used as an antispasmodic for treating neuralgia, seizures, hysteria, nervous tachycardia, and asthma. According to a Natura Medica study, a passionflower and valerian combination resulted in significant improvement in insomnia in 82 percent of patients, after just three weeks of treatment.
Lavender (Lavandula officinalis)
This is a gentle strengthening tonic for the nervous system. A few drops of lavender oil added to a bath before bed time is recommended for all types of sleep disorders. The oil may also be used in a compress, or simply inhaled. A Lancet study found that people suffering from insomnia and depression had beneficial results with lavender. Lavender is also available as a tincture for internal use.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
According to a Journal of Medical Research study, this herb effectively reduced both anxiety and insomnia by creating a marked increase in alpha brainwave activity, which is associated with relaxation. It also increased the brainwave activity associated with attention, suggesting that it helped subjects cope with psychological and emotional stress. In another clinical trial, participants were given lemon balm for 15 days; at the end of the trial period, they reported a 72 percent reduction in anxiety, and a 39 percent decrease in insomnia.
D-I-Y with Toni: Nighty-night balm
40ml olive oil
1 vitamin E capsule
20 drops lavender oil
10 drops lemon balm oil
10 drops chamomile oil
10 drops marjoram oil
Melt oil and wax together over low heat. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Add contents of capsule and oils. Stir thoroughly. Pour into glass jars. Label and cap when cold. To use: Rub a small amount into temples before bed.
SOURCE; Toni Green is a Newcastle-based naturopath, herbalist, and iridologist. www.naturalhealthsolutions.net.au
The Night-night balm would make a great gift to any friend you know that has a problem with sleeping. Mind you some of those oils are not cheap to buy but if they work its worth it.
I tape Dr Oz every day of the week. Sometimes its a little Ho Hum, but today, very informative I thought. It was a subject dear to my thighs and ass, especially for those of us that venture to the beach or to the pool in our swimmers, be it a one piece or bikini.
Cellulite reduction therapies that you can do at home. (He had the real life photo’s to prove it).
The first one.
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup sea salt (coarse stuff)
1/2 cup seaweed powder (I am sure you can get this at a drug store or health food shop)
Stir the mixture which becomes a green color.
Rub this on the areas most needed, morning or night or both. I would use one of those rough hand gloves you get for the shower. Leave it on for a minute or so then shower it off.
Apparently it is a little messy but worth it, so in the shower or bath area is probably a good idea.
Option No two.
1/2 a cup three times a day. Suggested ways:
1. Cottage cheese, pineapple and cinnamon for breakfast
2. Cucumber, pineapple, sprinkle with lemon and chili powder maybe for lunch.
3. Tuna, pineapple, onion as a snack.
They also suggested you could take a supplement called Bromelain. Bromelain is an extract derived from the stems of pineapples.
So if you can’t handle all that pineapple you could use the supplement.
Go Get it Girls
1. Studies show that snuggling before bed helps to relax the brain. This reduces the process of the brain over-thinking and making it easier to fall asleep.
Snuggling also helps keep blood pressure in check due to the normal chemical activity it generates source
2. 250 people are currently frozen, waiting to be revived with future technology.
About 270 people have undergone cryopreservation procedures as of 2013. The revival envisions repairs being conducted using a variety of microscopic organisms and devices that will restore healthy cell structure and chemistry at the molecular level before warming is done. Until then, we, or rather they wait for The Resurrection. Company President John Rodriguez inside one of the empty Cryon tanks used to contain the bodies.
3. Did you know you could go out with a bang. This sounds fantastic to me I would love it. “Heavens above Fireworks” is a company that turns your ashes into a firework after you die and you literally can be lit up and go out with a bang. A great way to say good-bye
4. People who stay up late at night are likely to be more intelligent than those who go to bed early.
It is worth reading the whole article on www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ it is extremely interesting.
5. A woman attempted suicide by jumping from the 86th floor of the empire state building, a sudden gust blew her right back onto the 85th floor. 1979, Elvita Adams jumped from the 86th floor, only to be blown back onto the 85th floor by a gust of wind and left with a broken hip.
This was sent to me via email today and I though it was excellent.
A man wrote a letter to a small hotel in a Midwest town he planned to visit on his vacation.
He wrote: I would very much like to bring my dog with me.
He is well-groomed
And very well-behaved.
Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?”
An immediate reply came from the hotel owner, who wrote:
SIR: “I’ve been operating this hotel for many years. In all that time, I’ve never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware or pictures off the walls.
I’ve never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly.
And I’ve never had a dog run out on a hotel bill.
Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at my hotel.
And, if your dog will vouch for you, you’re welcome to stay here, too.”
I received this email today and thought I would pass it on to you. I see it has no specific source but it makes sense to me and am going to try this out because I find it hard to swallow 8 glasses of water a day and think this is a more practical way to consume water.
I have read many articles that say we do not have to drink as much water as most nutritionists and trainers, will tell you. In fact my old nutritionist of yester years ‘Adele Davis’ use to say it flushes all the good vitamins out of ones body. That sounds real to me.
Anyway 6 or 7 glasses a day spread over time is doable for me so will give it a go and see if it makes a difference.
This is the email word for word –
When a doctor was asked why do people urinate so much at night-time. The answer from a Cardiologist was; – Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright. When you lie down and the lower body (legs and other limbs) seeks level with the kidneys it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. You need minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body.
Correct time to drink water …very important according to cardiac specialist!
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:
2 Glasses of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 min before a meal – helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack.
Water at bedtime will also help prevent night-time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up.
You may have some opinion on this, if you do I would love to hear it.