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Did You Know – 08/07/2017

 

1. That you need to brush you teeth before bedtime as research from the Harvard University that twice daily brushing reduces your risk of bowel cancer. The University have found that there is a link between oral bacteria and inflammation in the body.

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 2. Belladonna – Italian for ‘beautiful lady’ was used in a sleeping potion in Chaucer’s time. but today it is used in homeopathic medicine to alleviate infant teething, mastitis and menstrual pain and is especially used for acute illness with a violent onset such as flu with high fever.

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3.The anthocyanin in bilberry protect the eyes against oxidative damage and have a relating effect on blood glucose.

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4. Doctors at the University of Colorado School of medicine found newborn infants who were given 100mg of Phosphatidyl Choline had fewer negative brain changes that could signal developmental delays. . Phosphatidyl choline is built around the B vitamin choline and is essential to brain health. Choline is involved in methylation which regulates gene actions

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5.  30 years after the death of artist Salvador Daii’s his body was exhumed to settle s paternity suit. When they opened the casket they found his iconic mustache was intact and also the ends were still pointing in the classic 10 past 10 position.

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Did You Know – 05/08/2017

1. What Brassica vegetables are:

These vegetables rank among the top 10 healthiest and give you the most folate which is a B vitamin which is naturally present in these vegetables and an important vitamin for pregnant woman. However a study of 1391 women released in May 2016 revealed that excessive amounts of folate may increase the risk for autism.
So the old saying “Everything in moderation” is very relevant with this vitamin.
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2. In a study of 512,891 adults, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, those who ate fresh fruit daily had a 40 percent lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.

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3. If you stop eating by 6pm till 8am the next day you will help to reduce the risk of  Alzheimer’s dramatically plus lose a bit of weight around the waist as well.
That 14 hours of fasting will put the brain in resting mode and reduce the brain from aging.
Another benefit is to be drinking green tea and increase your consumption of eggs which helps to build a healthy brain.
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4. Japan’s population  consumes up to 5 million kit Kat bars every day.
Not the original chocolate variety, they have a choice of strawberry, cheese Cake, green tea, sweet potato , red bean sandwich and sake and there is more:- 300 flavors in fact.
In my opinion a great way to ruin a Kit Kat bar.
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5. Lyndon B Johnson had a car that could go in and out of the water. He would scare his passengers by driving into the lake shouting”The brakes won’t hold we are going to go under”.  The Amphicar had a  Texas REG. Number TX1919-AZ

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Did You Know – 04/24/2017

1.  60 – 90 minutes of napping boost memory creativity and complexity problem solving.
20 Minutes mid afternoon improves performance, alertness and confidence.
10 minutes restores mental sharpness.
Some companies are encouraging employees to embrace a daytime Kip.
Google, the Huffington post and tech giant Next Jump offer a dedicated nap room, nap pods and napping classes.
Being of old school I am thinking not on my watch. Just saying.
Source: April 16 Body and Soul Sunday Mail Australia


2. Vitamin K2 improves bone density and reduce fracture risk in women with osteoporosis. You can up your intake of K2 with egg yolks, butter hard cheeses and chicken meat – a 100 mpg daily supplement, provides the amount found in six egg yolks. So there – got frail bones K2 will help strengthen them.
Source: Australia Prevention.

3. Apples – I bet you did not know – They contain a mineral called boron which helps keep your bones healthy.
A Study involving 1,600 Australian adults that apple and pear intake was associated with a decreased risk of asthma.
Animal studies showed that apples contain a chemical called frolic acid which was found to stop muscle wastage.
So eat up your apples.
source: Prevention Australia

4. Sleeping without a pillow reduces back pain and keeps your spine stronger.

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5. Eating chocolate while studying helps the brain retain new information easily.

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The Vitamin That Reverses Ageing and improves Health

 

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.

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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”

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Did You Know – 12/12/2016

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1. Anybody that takes Vitamin C should avoid the following Soft drinks: Sunkist, Fanta, Diet Coke, Sprite, & Pepsi Max.
These drinks contain Sodium Benzoate 211 on the label. A chemical reaction between Vitamin C and Sodium Benzoate creates Benzine a highly carcinogenic chemical.
Benzine has the ability to severely damage the DNA in the Mitochondria to the point that it totally inactivates it, knocks it out altogether. The Mitochondria consumes Oxygen to give you energy, and if you damage it, then the cell starts to malfunction very seriously, often fatally, a whole array of Diseases has been tied to the damage to the DNA, including Parkinson’s Disease and quite a lot of neurodegenerative Diseases. For more on this story go to the source below.
Source: Wakeup World

 

2. Dogs can remember things that happen when they were not paying attention. New evidence suggests that like humans, dogs have episodic memory which lets you remember specific events from your life by absorbing them as they occur, even when they don’t seem relevant. This trait is linked to self-awareness, and scientists used to think it only evolved in primates.

“Dogs probably pay more attention to us than we think and observe us more than we think,”  explained by the lead author Claudia Fugazza, an ethnologist at the University of Eotvos Lorand in Budapest.

 

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Your brain is wired to respond to music, even when you are not really listening to it. A recent study showed that even when highly focused and distracted by another task, Peoples pupils dilated in reaction to patterns of strong and weak beat omissions, suggesting we have an inherent sense for expectation of rhythm.

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Hippopotamuses are considered to be the most dangerous animals in Africa. Though they are herbivores, hippos are aggressively territorial and kill thousands of humans every year because despite weighing nearly 10,000 pounds a hippo can run 19 mph – almost twice the speed of an average human

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There is a song that is been proven to reduce anxiety by 65%. It is called weightless by Macaroni Union and it was specifically designed to slow your heart rate, reduce blood pressure, and lower cortisol levels. It is so effective that it is dangerous to drive while listening to it because it can make you drowsy

You can buy this on Amazon

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Did You Know – 08/15/2016

 

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Happy Birthday Jamin. Fishing and relaxing with a Dark and Stormy Drink

1.That it is my Son Jamin’s Birthday today. It is also our good friend Tim’s Birthday.Hope they both have a wonderful day.

Happy Birthday To our 'Awesome' Tim.

Happy Birthday To our ‘Awesome’ Tim.

 

 

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2. The Rules to get the best seafood.

a. Buy low – Slash toxin exposure by buying seafood low on the food chain: scallops, oysters, shrimp and anchovies, catfish, clams, pollock, sardines, salmon squid and Tilapia.

b. To minimize mercury avoid predatory fish like: Shark, Marlin, Swordfish, Tilefish, Ahi, and bigeye tun, King mackerel and orange roughy.

c. Pick long living species like bluefish, albacore, yellow fin  tuna and striped bass only occasionally.

Source:Prevention.com

 

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3.You need to  read the Ingredients of Sunscreens

Chemicals to avoid like Retinyl palmitate, a type of vitamin A found in many SPF products can speed skin Tumor growth. Oxybenzone, a chemical found in many sunscreens is not only bad for your skin it has been found to be killing coral reefs and other sea creatures. Because of sunscreen used while swimming the Oxybenzone harms the DNA of both adult coral and larval young.

Sunscreen chemicals interact with sunlight to hamper the growth of phytoplankton, causing the death of whales, fish and other species that rely on tiny plants for food.

Source : Prevention.com

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4. That  studies have found that runners who rinsed with minty mouthwash solution during workout  are able to go faster than those who drank an icy sports drink. Menthol can make you feel cool all over and appears to reduce feelings of dryness and thirst that can slow you down. 

Source: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in sports

 

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5. According to the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology that there is an impressive reduction of 25% in melanoma occurrence among people who drank one to four daily cups of coffee compared with non-coffee drinkers. Various antioxidants in coffee apparently interfere with the formation of cancer via UV light

 

 

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Did You Know – 10/14/2014

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1. Yoghurt bacteria help tame inflammation in arthritis, and suppress the bacterium H.pylori that triggers ulcers.

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2. Derived from pineapples, the enzyme bromeliad promotes circulation, reduces swelling and helps you body reabsorbs the by-products on inflammation. ‘Go Pineapples’

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3. Vitamin D deficiency in kids may be due to their parents’ taking statins during their fertile years, because these drugs impact vitamin D metabolism.

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4. The ‘head brain’ works things out on a logical basis, while the ‘gut brain’ links us with our emotional and instinctive side. In my personal view women have a much superior ‘gut brain’ than men as I believe women are far more instinctive than men. ‘Just saying’

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5. Raisins, bananas, dates and grapes contain fast-releasing sugars, whereas berries, cherries and plums release their sugars slowly, thereby avoiding spikes.

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