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Is Your Shower Making You ILLđź’¦

 

This is an interesting subject as we often think our shower is the most hygienic way of  keeping ourselves clean and healthy. Apparently not so. According to a team from the University of Colorado after intensive research found that some household shower heads contain a strain of lung-disease causing bacteria,  which is known as mycobacteria. This bacteria appears as a film of thin green slime and that can result in a lung infection that may cause coughing, shortness of breath, fatigue and weight loss which if infected can take at least 12 months of antibiotics to treat. Metal shower heads were found to have significantly than plastic ones (probably because the plastic has more chemicals that stop the growth) . They also found tap water was more contaminated than tank water. It is also interesting to note that this bacteria is resistant to chlorine. The suggestion is that you need to take the shower head off at least once a month and give it a good clean.

 

My suggestion is of course the Enagic shower system called Anespa DX.

ANESPA DX produces a continuous stream of healthy ionized mineral water. With a new, larger ceramic cartridge that removes almost 100% of chlorine and other harmful substances in your tap water, and adds safe, moisturizing minerals that are healthy for your skin and hair. Enjoy a lovely shower or bath in ANESPA DX hot spring water!

Your Home Spa System

Treat yourself to a soothing hot spring experience with the ANESPA DX! With an abundant flow of mineralized water and a relaxing massage shower head, your bathroom can instantly turn into a calming hot spring oasis. Generates: Mineral ion water for your bath or shower.

Removes Harmful Substances

The cartridge purification system effectively removes chlorine and bacteria, leaving you with a fresh, invigorating feeling. Protect your delicate skin from the harmfull effects of tap water. Active charcoal filter Futama-ceramic inner filter.

Mineral Ion Water

Contains a blend of natural hot spring ingredients and minerals, giving you the feeling that you’re enjoying a pleasant hot spring and taking advantage of the mineral ion water. Relax and enjoy!

If you are interested go: Kangen Water Demo or The Enagic Store Australia – Distributor ID# 1913206 or lesley@davidvoth.com

or if you are in the USA Kangen Water Demo or The enagic Store USA – Distributor ID# 1141642 or Davidvoth@gmail.com

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Did You Know – 04/22/2019

 

  1. When you hang Eucalyptus in the shower the steam from the hot shower releases its oil which relies headache, reduces stress, eases muscle soreness and decongests the nasal passages.

 

2.  Difference between a conventional (caged chicken) egg and a pasture raised egg.

 

 

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A study done in Australia and published in the Australian Women’sWeekly, regarding women and alcohol say that:- 13.7% of women over 50 drink alcohol daily (thats me). 43.1 % of women say they drink at least weekly. 9.5% of women of all ages drink daily. I guess approximately 33.7% do not drink at all.

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GreenPaws Flea and Tick Products Directory is an excellent resource to gauge the safety of your pet’s products (and to find safer alternatives). If y0u go to this site and put in the product you intend to use on your animal it will assist  if possible to inform you of its toxicity. It has been disclosed in research that poisons in tick collars can also poison children and adults. Especially children when playing with their pets so it is important to make sure you are using a less harmful tick and flea collar.

 

5.  A Pescatarian is a person who is “one whose diet includes fish but no other meat.” It also includes fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, healthy fats Who knew – not me

 

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Need A New Shower?

I think the first and the last are my favorites

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30 Ways To Sleep Better Tonight

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I know I have written on this subject many times but have not come up with 30 ideas to get a good nights sleep. Even if just one of them works then I have done my job.

I will tell you which ones I have used that do or do not work. As we have been told lack of sleep can contribute to obesity, diabetes, and a chronic bad attitude, and losing a job because of it.

These ideas come from a website call the ‘Greatest‘ it has some really good articles.

27 Ways to Get A Good Nights sleep.

  1. Have a bedtime routine – This one does work if you stick to it. Try to get to bed at around the same time every night when you can.
  2. Journal  – Write out stressful thoughts that are not allowing you to have a restful sleep before you go to bed. Then when in bed spend 5 minutes writing 5 things that have made you feel good that day. Now this works. It allows you to put your mind in better place before the head hits the pillow
  3. Tapping – Otherwise known as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).  Now this is my idea. I do it often when I am particularly bothered with something. This only takes a few minutes.EFT-Tapping-Points-c000d4a64

This is a diagram of the points to tap and if you click on the picture you can go to the website that will tell you more about it. This is worth it.

4. Chew some magnesium – I take a magnesium tablet but pumpkin seeds are good. Consume either 30 minutes before you go to bed.

5. Chamomile tea – Try it if you like it. I don’t.

6. Exercise – If you do this regularly it can reduce anxiety and improve sleep for those who suffer from insomnia. It has been proven another benefit from physical activity is that exercise is a form of meditation and can relax the mind while you are doing exercise and  you are not concentrating on the things that stress you out. Especially if you are exercising to music which I believe you cannot be stressed and listen to your favorite songs.

7. Work out early in the day – Yep I do this 5 days a week. I believe that it is better not to do too much exercise late in the after noon. Maybe a small walk but for me if I do rigorous exercise late in the afternoon gives me an adrenaline boost  and  peps me up for hours and I find it hard to go to sleep.

8. Power nap during the day – Works for me.

9. Bedroom for bedroom activities – Sleeping and sex nothing else. No TV, no computers, no phones, no business talk.

10. Snuggly environment – Spend a little extra on 800 thread sheets for summer, fluffy warm sheets for winter. Get that perfect mattress. Find the perfect pillows. Works for me.

11. Keep the bedroom cool – They say the best temperature is about 60 to 75 degrees. Not too cold. If it’s too cold I need a woolly hat on as my head gets cold. Not a sexy look I might add.

12. Try to get at least 7 hours sleep a night – 8 is better – Research shows that not sleeping enough can be linked to insulin resistance and of course diabetes.

13. Take a hot shower or bath – This helps the mind and body to relax. The rise and fall of  body temperature induces sleepiness.

14. Try to have a wake up time – This for me depends on what time I go to the gym. I always wake up early even in the weekends when I have no reason to get up. Always wake up with the sun.

15. Make up for lost sleep – This I have heard makes no difference but in my case if I have had a late night the night before I find I am in bed a little earlier the next night or I have a nanny nap during the day

16. Keep the caffeine drinks to the morning – Not a good idea before bed.

17. Dont Toss and Turn – They say get up for 10 minutes, go to the loo or go have a cup of warm milk or glass of water and go back to bed. Another idea is pick up your favorite magazine and look at some nice homes or fashion something to take you mind off what is making you toss and turn.

18. Medication check – Check you medication it may be making you sleepless. If so go see the doctor and get it changed. I don’t take medication so that is not my problem.

19. Pets on the floor – Don’t have your pet on the bed sleeping with you as the chances it is what could  be disturbing you. Make sure your pet has a nice comfortable bed on the floor and make sure he or she understands they are not welcome on the bed. I know its hard to do but once they are in the habit you will both be happy and you will not get grouchy with it.

20. Sleeping tracker – If you do have to have your smartphone in the bedroom or you could get one of those fitbit watches you are able to track your sleeping patterns. This can show you what may be disturbing your snooze time. I believe they are very good.

21. Listen to soothing music – You are able to get sound tracks of things like rivers, oceans, wind any thing that may make you feel peaceful and nod off to sleep. You can get that sort of gadget on Amazon

22. Sniff of Lavender – works well. I put a few drops on my pillow of pure lavender oil or spray what ever I have at the time,  every night.

23. Muscle relaxation – Now this works but takes a bit of concentration – You need to start with the feet and work your way up your body. Often by then you fall asleep. The idea is to tighten your muscle then relax. Like tighten your muscles in the feet for a few seconds then relax. Tighten the muscles in the calf of your leg then relax etc etc till you get to the head. By that time the chances are you are snoring.

24. Breath – Now this does work – well most of the time – I find by the time I focus on 4 deep slow breaths if am ready for sleep. I do this often with success. Actually if there is any for of anxiety you are facing even if you are not in bed a deep breath really helps to calm the nerves

25. Dim the lights – Any bright lights will disturb your sleep. If you have any electronics in the room turn them off at the wall. Especially if they are a ‘blue light’ they will cause disturbance in your sleep.

26. Sunlight your best friend – Make sure you get some sunlight during the day.  sunlight  keeps daytime fatigue at bay, leading to more sleepiness at bedtime. That good old Vitamin D the natural way is a must and good for you in moderation.

27. Shut that Computer down –  Artificial lights from computers, TVs, and cell phones might make it more difficult for the body to understand when it’s time to wind down. Try reading.

28. Drink something warm – Before you go to bed have some warm milk or milk and chocolate. Or just dark chocolate that sometimes helps.

29. Dream a little – This also works for me – I have a place that I go to when I am having trouble going to sleep. I visualize the sand and the track and the bushes on the way to my favorite beach. I visualize the waves the fish in the waves etc etc and off to La La land I go.

30. Wine – Glass of red before bed works for me

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Did you Know – 07/27/2015

1. There are three ways to use deoderant other than it is normally used for:-

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a. Fingernail polish remover – Use the deodorant spray only. Spray on hand and toe nails and it will remove the nail polish without that awful chemical smell.

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b. After a shower and dried off with a towel, spray your moist legs with the deoderant and those skinny jeans will just slip on.

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c. Deodorant stick is good for Mossie bites. It will take the itch away.

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2. If you slowly pour a handful of salt into a totally full glass of water it will not overflow. In fact, the water level will go down.

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3. Babies are born with more bones than adults.

Because as they grow up, some of the bones fuse together to form one bone. This is because babieshave more cartilage than bone. New born babies have around 305 bones. A baby’s skeleton is mostly made up of cartilage

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4.On Mercury during the day, the Sun rises, stops, about-turns and eventually sets where it rose. 

Even though Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, temperatures can reach -280 degrees F. Why? Since Mercury has almost no atmosphere, there is nothing to trap heat near the surface. So, the dark side of Mercury (the side facing away from the Sun) is very cold.

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DO NOT wash your hair in the shower! – LOL

DO NOT shampoo in the shower!

DO NOT wash your hair in the shower!
It’s so good to Finally get a health warning that is useful!

IT INVOLVES THE SHAMPOO WHEN IT RUNS DOWN YOUR BODY WHEN YOU SHOWER WITH IT. WARNING TO US ALL!

Shampoo Warning! I don’t know WHY I didn’t figure this out sooner. I use shampoo in the shower. When I wash my hair, the shampoo runs down my whole body, and printed Very Clearly on the shampoo label is the Warning, “FOR EXTRA BODY AND VOLUME.” No Wonder I have been gaining weight! Well, I got rid of that shampoo and I am going to start showering with Dawn Dishwashing Soap. It’s label reads, “DISSOLVES FAT THAT IS OTHERWISE DIFFICULT TO REMOVE.”

Problem sloved!

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My Favorite Superfoods

I use these superfood daily.

1. Lemons – First thing in the morning (around 5am) I squeeze a little lemon juice in a cup warm water and drink this before I head off to the gym. I will also squeeze a little in my water bottle which I consume at the gym.

2. Avocado – I have avocado at least 5 times a week. Sometimes for breakfast. Toast, avocado, spinach then Poached egg on top sprinkled with a little cheese. In the evening, with dinner I always have a salad which includes one half of an avocado.

3. Ginger – I sometimes grate a little fresh Ginger into my lemon drink in the mornings. It is aromatic and also if your stomach is not feeling happy it can sooth it. I will often grate a little ginger into my salad in the evening (not too much). It is also great in a marinade of Soya sauce, honey, and grated ginger. Soak your steak in it for at least an hour before cooking. Delicious.

4. Coconut – I put coconut oil on my body after a shower. Keeps the skin hydrated and is good for the health of your body. Makes a great lubricant.

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