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Did You Know- 10/01/2018

  1. According to the World Health Organization:  Health benefits of Sunbathing Far outweigh risks. Sun-baking dramatically reduces the risk of several types of cancers, autoimmune diseases, bone diseases, type 1 diabetes, depression and in proper doses can even reduce the risk of melanoma, a meta analysis sun related disease. Study finds a growing number of scientists are concerned that public campaign to protect people from the sun are causing more harm than good. Lack of sun exposure has caused massively more disease than over exposure, ay the authors of a Meta-analysis weighing the pros and cons of soaking in the sun. Excessive sun exposure accounts for less than 0.1% of the total global disease burden according to the World Health Organization.

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2. Strawberries were originally cultivated in ancient Rome. Eight strawberries contain more vitamin C than one orange. Strawberries also contain fibre, potassium and antioxidants. It has also been shown to lower blood pressure and improve memory and heart health. So it’s a good reason to partake in copious amounts of strawberries, our favorite fruit.

 

3. The new ViagraAccording to the University of Athens in Greece researchers say the olive oil helps boost testosterone levels and blood flow  which can be effective at improving sexual performance than over the counter medication. They say at least 9 tablespoons a week  you will be 40% less likely to experience impotency.

 

4. New research suggests that the safe level of sodium intake might be higher than we thought. I have heard many an older person say the reason for their good health is their love of salt. My mother is 99 years old and she has been emptying the salt shaker on her food for years

 

5. Delay breakfast by 90 minutes and having dinner 90 minutes earlier could help you lose weight a new UK study shows.

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Poem Friday – Another Cup Of Tea In The Pot

Have not done a poem in a while
Sun on my back, that warm feeling in the winter makes me smile

I love the mornings, fresh and early to rise
Got up had my cold shower, cleaned my teeth and exercise

Took the dog for a walk down to the lake
The air so still with mist on top, natural beauty not fake

So here I am with toast marmalade and tea
A Simple pleasure, Body, Soul and me

Great Start to the day, really don’t want to move, just enjoying this lot
Well why should I, there is still another cup of tea in the pot

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Did You Know – 03/12/2018

1. Honey does not spoil. You could feasibly eat 3000 year old honey.
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2. There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.
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3. It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood.
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4. It can take a photon 40,000 years to travel from the core of the sun to the surface, but only 8 minutes to travel the rest of the way to earth.
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5.  People decide whether you are smart, likable, extroverted, adventurous, successful, or trustworthy within just 3 seconds of meeting you.

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Sunday for Some – Monday For Others

Either way we should be doing this “Salute to the Sun” every day. Only takes a few minutes but here are some of the benefits.
“If you don’t do different nothing will change”

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Did You Know – 12/26/2016

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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’

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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BLANCHING green vegetables in Kangen Water® will preserve their vibrant green colors.

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The Benefits Of Zinc For Protection From The Sun

 

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Zinc oxide is made from zinc, a type of metallic element found in nature.  Like other elemental metals, including iron or electrolytes like magnesium, zinc is able to carry a certain electric charge that gives it special benefits within the body. Zinc Oxide has a benefit to the  immune system, digestive tract, brain and skin. It is a  “building block” for protein synthesis, enzyme creation, and metabolic processes.

Zinc oxide is not naturally occurring, but rather created when zinc is chemically heated and combined with oxygen molecules. The two elements are vaporized, condensed, and formed into a powder that is fine, white, crystallized and sits on top of the skin providing a protective layer.

Zinc Oxide as I know it always left a white creamy film on your face  when applied but now with an advanced formula this is not so and is now more widely accepted as a sunscreen.

Zinc Oxide has now found to have many great benefits:

  • Helping to lower skin inflammation associated with rashes, allergies or irritation (including diaper rash)
  • Providing broad-spectrum sun protection that prevents burns (including on photo-sensitive skin)
  • Providing protection from skin cancer/neoplasia (basal cell carcinoma)
  • Improving wound healing and preventing bacterial infections
  • Aiding in recovery of burns and damaged tissue
  • Helping to treat acne breakouts
  • Keeping moisture locked into dry skin
  • Reducing dandruff
  • Treating warts
  • Lowering inflammatory dermatoses (including rosacea)
  • Treating pigmentary disorders (melasma)
  • Preventing aging of the skin
  • Improving synthesis of collagen and forming of new connective tissue

I personally have been a little dubious of a lot of the sunscreens as they have some quite toxic chemicals in the ingredients. On the other hand Zinc Oxide is a natural alternative that has been proven to be beneficial to the skin at the same time giving it protection from the elements.

Zinc is a mineral and has the ability to sit atop the skin and scatters away the ultraviolet rays. Due to the Zinc’s ability to do this you will probably find a small amount in most commercial sunscreens. Most chemical commercial sunscreens include the ingredient oxybenzon which is said to irritate the skin because of its toxicity.

Most commercial sunblock only protect you from either  UVA or UVB rays, but not both types, hence more toxic chemicals are added to try to stop the sun burn.

  • Zinc oxide is a substance created from zinc and oxygen which is usually found in powder form, but added to many lotions, ointments, sunscreens and rash creams.
  • Zinc oxide has been found to have natural antiseptic and antibacterial abilities. Other benefits include healing epidermal wounds, burns, rashes, skin oiliness, infections and acne.
  • Unlike many chemical sunscreens, zinc oxide protects against UVA and UVB light rays and is often used as a natural, non-toxic sunscreen to prevent burns, signs of photo-aging and irritation.

So when you next look at buying a sunscreen or actually changing your sunscreen immediately it is worth looking for a good Zinc Cream.

The cream that I use and the family use is the ‘Invisable Zinc’ product which came recommended to me.

You are able to purchase these on Amazon.

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Eliminate Age Spots the Natural Way

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Also known as sun spots, age spots, liver spots, or brown spots, dark age spots are caused when too much melanin/ skin pigment develops in certain regions. The spots typically appear on the face, neck, chest, back, hands, and shoulders. Research reveals that they’re caused by the sun’s UV rays, vitamin deficiency, aging, stress, genetics, and weak liver functioning. The following are natural ways of getting rid of these spots:

1. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice has acidic properties that help to remove the excess melanin. Applying fresh lemon juice on the affected regions two times a day for at least two months clears the spots. Those with sensitive skin ought to dilute the fresh fruit juice by adding honey, fresh water, or rose water.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Due to its strong bleaching action, it’s recommended to mix apple cider vinegar with honey, orange juice, or water. The mixture should be applied twice every day and then washed off with warm water after it has dried.

3. Buttermilk

The main ingredient in buttermilk is lactic acid that has exfoliating properties. It gets rid of the dark spots without making the skin dry. Apply the remedy using a cotton ball, leave it for several minutes to dry, and then rinse with clean water. Repeat procedure two times a day.

4. Castor Oil

Take a cotton ball, apply the oil on the affected areas and give it five minutes before you rinse it off with clean water. The natural oil also moisturizes the skin thus minimizing any dryness.

5. Almond Oil

Applying almond oil on the spots in the morning and before going to bed will get rid of the dark spots. For better results, the oil can be mixed with olive oil or castor oil. Expect visible results in a couple of weeks.

6. Sandalwood

Sandalwood has strong anti-aging properties and is useful for removing age or dark spots. Sandalwood powder should be mixed with one teaspoon juice, one teaspoon glycerin, and two teaspoons rose water. You can also include two capsules of vitamin E or two teaspoons of orange juice.

7. Aloe Vera

Apart from eliminating the dark spots, Aloe Vera also helps in skin regeneration. Apply fresh pieces of the plant on the affected region and leave for at least 30 minutes. This process should be done in the morning and late at night using either the gel or juice forms. Expect results in a month.

There are other useful natural home remedies like tomato juice, onion juice, papaya, sugar cubes, and coconut oil.

Although they are entirely harmless, dark or brown spots make people quite uncomfortable and embarrassed about their skin. The above methods can primarily help such people to enjoy radiant skin by clearing the spots in the affected regions. The best thing about the natural remedies for treating dark age spots is that they have no side effects.

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