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Did You Know – 05/15/2017

2. Babies from those families that have a furry pet are more likely to have high levels of two gut-friendly microbes that are linked to lower rates of childhood allergies and obesity. According to University of Alberta in Canada after a study of 746 little ones “The abundance of these two bacteria increased two fold when there was a pet in the house.Researcher Anita Kozyrskyj said that about half the babies had exposure to a furry pet with 70 per cent of those being dogs. Dog in a pill just around the corner??
source: Body and Soul

3. Artichokes are packed with probiotics, which help the brain overcome worry and fear and helps make sleep come easier. Not into artichokes then onions and leeks will help with the same problems.

4. Tie your laces for a stronger knot. – The key is to tie the knot and bow in the opposite directions, not the same. You cross the left lace over the right to knot it, then cross the bow in the opposite way – Right over left.
Must be right because Mechanical engineers from University of California Berkeley in the States came up with this.
Freedom of speech has gone from that University bit at least they share the knowledge.


5.According to the University of Laughborough in the UK soaking in a bath of 40c water temperature, uses as much energy as a 30 minute walk.
Do both!

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Did You Know – 08/22/2016

 

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1. Poultry that have outdoor access and a natural diet of insects and grasses make for more nutritious eggs.

 

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2. As many as 95% of women and men who escape obesity eventually return there – and the regained pounds are not simply a matter of failed willpower. It is biology.

Source Cindy Kuzma of Prevention.com

 

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4. Bill Clinton lost the card containing launch codes for a nuclear strike for “months” during his presidency, according to a top military leader’s memoir.

Gen. Hugh Shelton, who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Clinton, makes the claim in his new book “Without Hesitation“.
President Jimmy Carter once left it in a suit that went to the dry cleaners.
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5. A Study by Indiana University shows that the dropout rate for couples who went to the gym together was only 6.3 per cent compared to 43 percent for those who went separately.

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Did You Know – 05/04/2015

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1. Research has showed the implementation of blue-colored streetlights has reduced both crime and suicides:

Glasgow, Scotland, introduced blue street lighting to improve the city’s landscape in 2000. Afterward, the number of crimes in areas illuminated in blue noticeably decreased.

The Nara, Japan, prefectural police set up blue street lights in the prefecture in 2005, and found the number of crimes decreased by about 9 percent in blue-illuminated neighborhoods. Many other areas nationwide have followed suit.
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3. The first American woman to win the Nobel Prize was a lifelong single woman. The year was 1931 and the celebrated spinster was Jane Addams.

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4. With all the talks of global warming and rising sea levels, it is the residents of the Maldives that have the greatest reason to fear.
With an average height of around 1.8 meters above sea level their nation is the lowest on Earth.

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5.With over 95% of its population being overweight, the small island nation of Nauru is by far the fattest country on Earth.
Its obesity epidemic is primarily attributed to the importation of western fast food that coincided with an increased standard of living in the 20th century due to the global popularity of its phosphate exports.

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6. Because Guam doesn’t have any natural sand, but rather coral,
the island nation makes its asphalt using a mix of ground coral and oil rather than importing sand from abroad.

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Ryan Seacrest & Jamie Oliver – Food Revolution Show

I have just been watching an interview with Ryan Seacrest; he is a very interesting and driven man. Ryan is a person who is passionate about his career and fortunately gets paid very well for it.

He works many hours a day doing what he loves to do. The love of his work keeps him pumped up, while snacking on a stash of green apples and almonds keeps his energy up.

He said of himself…

“I was never the strongest, tallest, fastest, or the smartest, but I was always willing to come in the earliest, leave the latest, and work the hardest”.

He certainly lives by that statement when you look at his schedule. This has made him very successful and one of the highest paid people in his industry.

He has worked with many famous entertainers and one gave him good advice, to “always be smarter than you are famous.” Always look after your financial assets because you don’t know how long you will be in that industry. He is a great believer in Karma. He said he is always aware of treating people with respect, which has stood by him, as he appears to be a well-grounded and likeable person.

Jamie Oliver who is a well know world wide TV personality and chef has together with Ryan, about to launch a reality program called “Food Revolution” with the object of improving the eating habits of Americans at home and at school.

I think this is a wonderful project, as it is one of my pet subjects. I see such bad eating habits of this generation that is leading to obesity and bad health.

Most families have both parents working and eating healthy is unfortunately not a priority in many homes. The fact is that a lot of families are not aware of how to eat healthy, as we have been feed so much ill-informed information from the fast food, and pre cooked food companies that we now tend to believe them.

Jamie has come across a lot of resistance in England, and here in the United States, as he is stepping on the toes of those that have been so used to cooking and eating a certain way for many years.

It was an eye opener when he visited a funeral parlor that now has to make jumbo coffins to accommodate people who are too large to fit in the conventional size coffins. It was just jaw dropping. They are too large to cremate, as there is too much body mass for the furnace.

Anyway I felt I needed to share this with you and hopefully support what Jamie and Ryan are trying to do. I commend them and wish them all the success in what they are trying to achieve.

Because: “If we don’t do different, nothing will change.”

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