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  1. https://healthydoses.wordpress.com/2008/05/25/job’s-tears-chinese-pearl-barley-coix-lacryma-jobi-adlay-seed-coixseed-ma-yuen/ Job’s tears, Chinese pearl barley, Coix lacryma-jobi, Coixseed How does Job's Tears help skin health? It claims to Controls acne breakouts and sebum production Brightens pigmentation Moisturizes dry skin https://www.miirushop.com/blogs/news/the-miracle-seed-for-beautiful-skin
  2. https://blogs.webmd.com/my-experience/20201223/covid-19-changed-everything-3-personal-stories Rachel Baum Pre-pandemic, Rachel was a very active woman. Then she got COVID-19, and everything changed.
  3. James Earle Breslin (October 17, 1928 – March 19, 2017) Breslin’s column about the grave digger, a man named Clifton Pollard, who told the lone reporter who approached him how honored he was to be digging the grave for the fallen President, became part of journalism history. https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/postscript-jimmy-breslin
  4. https://excitedcats.com/maine-coon-size/ Maine Coons are known to be some of the biggest domestic cats there are. These cats are native to the state of Maine, where they had to face some brutally cold winters, helping them develop into a rugged breed that’s fit for any cold climate. But how big are these gentle giants compared to other house cats? In reality, some Maine Coons are actually smaller than other house cats! But that’s not necessarily the norm. Many of these cats are quite sizable. The longest Maine Coon on record was an amazing 48.5 inches from the tip of its nose to the end of its tail.
  5. So this weeks been quite a week. I haven't been 100% for a while. So this week I found out Have to take insulin tablets. So i know its a common problem for the world... So how have any friends here been able to manage it. Mine is curtosy of my genes lol like everything is high pressure. Also dealing with a bit of depression. so there it is. thanks friends
  6. Hi, any personal experience would be appreciated. I have been working hard (since retiring for med reasons,) to stabilize my health and am no longer taking many of the meds I did during the winter. I am of normal weight and have lost some, and my HDL is very high. However, my triglycerides are also high. Primary wants me to take red yeast rice, which I started, but just realized I have to take coQ 10, with. I will start that at once. Cardiologist wants me to take Statins, which I have avoided. What else can I do to decrease triglycerides? I have eliminated sugar, wheat, and whites like potatoes and rice, when I learned I was pre-diabetic; and I've lost some weight, BMI 23,but triglycerides not budging. Any dietary, exercise, or otherwise suggestions will be helpful. , YS
  7. What do you do to eat healthy? Got suggestions? I’d love to hear them.
  8. Here’s What Losing Weight Does to Your Body and Brain (businessinsider.com) Why losing weight becomes harder after a while, and how to approach it.
  9. Man Partly Wakes From 15-Year Vegetative State—What It Means After a person spends a year in a vegetative state, the condition is considered permanent—there will never be someone “in there” again. That’s why it’s so surprising French researchers were able to boost the consciousness of a patient who had spent 15 years in a vegetative state following a car accident. Brains aren’t supposed to work that way. (National Geographic)
  10. Ifinished reading and have been following the Caltons program in their latest book micronutrient miracle. I am on day 15 and feel great. Here is a link to the book if any are interested. http://amzn.to/1QX5V1T
  11. In the wake of a startling report highlighting the United States’ poor health compared with other wealthy nations, the report’s director searches for answers. Americans die younger and experience more injury and illness than people in other rich nations, despite spending almost twice as much per person on health care. That was the startling conclusion of a major report released earlier this year by the U.S. National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine. It received widespread attention. The New York Times concluded: "It is now shockingly clear that poor health is a much broader and deeper problem than past studies have suggested." What it revealed was the extent of the United States' large and growing "health disadvantage," which shows up as higher rates of disease and injury from birth to age 75 for men and women, rich and poor, across all races and ethnicities. The comparison countries—Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom—generally do much better, although the United Kingdom isn't far behind the United States. The poorer outcomes in the United States are reflected in measures as varied as infant mortality, the rate of teen pregnancy, traffic fatalities, and heart disease. Even those with health insurance, high incomes, college educations, and healthy lifestyles appear to be sicker than their counterparts in other wealthy countries. The U.S. Council on Foreign Relations, a nonpartisan think tank, described the report as "a catalog of horrors." Findings that prompted this reaction include the fact that the rate of premature births in the United States is the highest among the comparison countries and more closely resembles those of sub-Saharan Africa. Premature birth is the most frequent cause of infant death in the United States, and the cost to the health care system is estimated to top $26 billion a year. As distressing as all this is, much less attention has been given to the obvious question: Read More: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/new_scientist/2013/07/health_in_the_u_s_and_other_rich_countries_we_pay_more_in_health_care_but.html
  12. The video is a little behind the times now with many countries banning GMO and new test results. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/05/09/how-bug-becomes-instantly-resistant-to-insecticide-by-swallowing-bacteria.aspx
  13. http://www.honeycolony.com/article/american-foods-chock-full-of-ingredients-banned-in-other-countries/ More than 3,000 food additives — preservatives, flavorings, colors, and other ingredients — are added to foods in the United States. While each of these substances are legal to use in the United States, whether or not they are safe for long-term consumption — by themselves or in combination — is a different story altogether. Many have been deemed too harmful to use in other countries. When you consider that about 90 percent of the money Americans spend on food goes toward processed foods loaded with these additives, it’s no wonder most people are carrying a hefty toxic load that can wreak havoc on their health. A list of ingredients that are banned across the globe but still allowed for use in America recently made the news. The list is featured in the new book Rich Food, Poor Food, authored by nutritionist Mira Calton and her husband Jayson. Link to original article: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/02/27/us-food-products.aspx The banned ingredients include various food dyes, the fat substitute Olestra, brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate (a.k.a. brominanted flour), Azodicarbonamide, BHA, BHT, rBGH, rBST, and arsenic. Seeing that the overall health of Americans is so much lower than other industrialized countries, you can’t help but wonder whether toxic ingredients such as these might play a role in our unhealthy conditions. Meanwhile, Russia has announced that it plans to extend a ban on U.S. beef, pork, and turkey imports coming into effect this month, due to the feed additive ractopamine in the meats. Ractopamine is a growth stimulant banned in several countries, including Russia. Processed Foods Depend On Additives When foods are processed, not only are valuable nutrients lost and fibers removed, but the textures and natural variation and flavors are also lost. After processing, what’s left behind is a bland, uninteresting “pseudo-food” that most people wouldn’t want to eat. So at this point, food manufacturers must add back in the nutrients, flavor, color, and texture to processed foods in order to make them palatable, and this is why they become loaded with food additives. Most commonly, additives are included to slow spoilage, prevent fats and oils from going rancid, prevent fruits from turning brown, fortify or enrich the food with synthetic vitamins and minerals to replace the natural ones that were lost during processing, and improve taste, texture, and appearance. When reading product packages, here are some of the most common food additives to watch out for: Preservatives: sodium benzoate, sodium nitrite, potassium sorbate, BHA, BHT, TBHQSweeteners and artificial sweeteners: fructose, high-fructose corn syrup, aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame potassium (acesulfame-K)Artificial colors: FD&C Blue Nos. 1 and 2, FD&C Green No. 3, FD&C Red Nos. 3 and 40, FD&C Yellow Nos. 5 and 6, Orange B, Citrus Red No. 2Artificial flavorsFlavor enhancers: monosodium glutamate (MSG), hydrolyzed soy protein, autolyzed yeast extractTop Offenders to Avoid According to the Caltons, the following 13 additives are the worst of the more than 150 individual ingredients they investigated during their six-year long journey, which took them through 100 different countries. Coloring agents: blue 1, blue 2, yellow 5, and yellow 6 Found in: Cake, candy, macaroni and cheese, medicines, sport drinks, soda, pet food, and cheese Health hazards: Most artificial colors are made from coal tar, which is a carcinogen. Olestra (a.k.a. Olean) Found in: Fat-free potato chips Health hazards: Depletes fat-soluble vitamins and carotenoids. Side effects include oily anal leakage. Brominated vegetable oil (a.k.a. BVO) Found in: Sports drinks and citrus-flavored sodas Health hazards: Competes with iodine for receptor sites in the body, which can lead to hypothyroidism, autoimmune disease, and cancer. The main ingredient, bromine, is a poisonous, corrosive chemical, linked to major organ system damage, birth defects, growth problems, schizophrenia, and hearing loss. Potassium bromate (a.k.a. brominated flour) Found in: Rolls, wraps, flatbread, bread crumbs, and bagel chips Health hazards: See bromine above. Associated with kidney and nervous system disorders, gastrointestinal discomfort. Azodicarbonamide Found in: Breads, frozen dinners, boxed pasta mixes, and packaged baked goods Health hazard: Linked to asthma BHA and BHT Found in: Cereal, nut mixes, gum, butter, meat, dehydrated potatoes, and beer Health hazards: May be a human carcinogen, a cancer-causing agent, and can cause organ system toxicity. Synthetic hormones: rBGH and rBST Found in: Milk and dairy products Health hazards: Linked to breast, colon, and prostate cancers. Arsenic Found in: Poultry Health hazard: EPA classifies inorganic arsenic as a “human carcinogen.” What’s With The Double Standards? The food industry has already formulated safer, better products for other countries, in which these and other harmful ingredients are banned. So why do they insist on selling inferior versions in America? For clear examples, take a look at a recent article on 100 Days Of Real Food. In it, Vani Hari shows the ingredient labels of several common foods sold in the United States and the U.K., such as Betty Crocker’s red velvet cake mix, McDonald’s French fries, and Pizza Hut’s garlic cheese bread. Amazingly, while these foods can be created using a bare minimum of additives in the U.K. (and sometimes none), in the United States, they’re absolutely loaded with chemicals. “The food industry does not want us to pay attention to the ingredients nor do they care about the negative effects from eating them. They certainly don’t care about the astronomical medical bills that are a direct result of us eating the inferior food they are creating,” Vani Hari writes. “…We as a collective nation must stop this trajectory of sickness and rising health care costs, by understanding the ingredients we are putting into our bodies. We must challenge the U.S. food industry to discontinue the use of banned ingredients that are not allowed elsewhere in the world. We deserve to have the same quality food without potential toxins.” Russia Issues Long-Term Ban On U.S. Meat In related “questionable food” news, Russia recently banned U.S. meat supplies after discovering it contains ractopamine — a beta agonist drug that increases protein synthesis, thereby making the animal more muscular. This reduces the fat content of the meat. As reported by Pravda, Russia is the fourth largest importer of U.S. meats, purchasing about $500 million worth of beef and pork annually. Effective February 11, Russia no longer allows U.S. meat imports, stating the ban “is likely to last for a long time.” All meat suppliers wishing to sell their meat and meat products to Russia must certify their meat as ractopamine-free — a condition the United States has so far refused to comply with. The drug is banned for use in 160 countries, including China and Russia, but allowed in 24 countries, including Canada and the United States. While the U.S. Department of Agriculture considers ractopamine safe and doesn’t test for it, Russia’s chief health inspector, Gennady Onishchenko, claims there are “serious questions” about the safety of the drug. He previously told the New York Times: “For instance, use of ractopamine is accompanied by a reduction in body mass, suppression of reproductive function, increase of mastitis in dairy herds, which leads to a steep decline in the quality and safety of milk.” Ractopamine is also known to affect the human cardiovascular system, and may cause food poisoning, according to Pravda. It’s also thought to be responsible for hyperactivity, muscle breakdown, and can increase death and disability in livestock. While other drugs require a clearance period of around two weeks to help ensure the compounds are flushed from the meat prior to slaughter (and therefore reduce residues leftover for human consumption), there is no clearance period for ractopamine. In fact, livestock growers intentionally use the drug in the last days before slaughter in order to increase its effectiveness. According to veterinarian Michael W. Fox, as much as 20 percent of ractopamine remains in the meat you buy from the supermarket. Despite potential health risks, the drug is used in 45 percent of U.S. pigs, 30 percent of ration-fed cattle, and an unknown percentage of turkeys. What’s The Simplest Way To Avoid Harmful Food Additives? Ditch processed foods entirely. (If you live in Europe you may have more options than Americans, as you may be able to find some processed foods that do not contain any synthetic additives.) About 90 percent of the money Americans spend on food is spent on processed foods, so there is massive room for improvement in this area for most people. Swapping your processed food diet for one that focuses on fresh whole foods may seem like a radical idea, but it’s a necessity if you value your health. And when you put the history of food into perspective, it’s actually the processed foods that are “radical” and “new.” People have thrived on vegetables, meats, eggs, fruits, and other whole foods for centuries, while processed foods were only recently invented. If you want to eat healthy, I suggest you follow the 1950s (and before) model and spend quality time in the kitchen preparing high-quality meals for yourself and your family. If you rely on processed inexpensive foods, you exchange convenience for long-term health problems and mounting medical bills. For a step-by-step guide to make this a reality in your own life, simply follow the advice in my optimized nutrition plan along with these seven steps to wean yourself off processed foods. When it comes to staying healthy, avoiding processed foods and replacing them with fresh, whole foods is the “secret” you’ve been looking for. Additionally, the more steps your food goes through before it reaches your plate, the greater your chances of contamination becomes. If you are able to get your food locally, you eliminate numerous routes that could expose your food to contamination with disease-causing pathogens.
  14. Since deciding to go vegan, we started to learn about the horrific process by which animals are raised and killed for human consumption. If you are a new vegan or vegetarian and have not really dissected industrial meat production or factory farming, go have a look here. But be warned, it’s disturbing and frankly, completely indefensible. Ever hear of poop foam explosions on hog “farms?” How about zilpaterol or ractopamine? Zilpaterol is given to beef cattle to make them gain muscle weight (it’s a steroid), but when fed to horses, there were adverse effects. So, apparently not okay for horses, but a-okay for cows since they’re headed for slaughter—and then consumed by humans? One study found a variety of issues with the reproductive health of both male and female rats exposed to these endocrine disrupting chemicals. Ractopamine is another drug given to pigs, cattle and turkeys, and more disturbingly it is fed to them right before slaughter so that the drug remains in the animals’ systems at death, and then consumed by humans. It was first tested for asthma in humans but failed, and it is now sold under a variety of brand names for animal use, including Paylean and Topmax. The link below takes you to an article from Nutrition Facts dot org, we urge you to read the entire article: Studies over the last decade have shown that pigs on ractopamine may have chronically elevated heart rates, increased stress reactions, and difficulty walking. In fact the warning label reads: ‘‘Caution: Pigs fed PAYLEAN are at an increased risk for exhibiting the downer pig syndrome,” a condition in which pigs are too sick, injured, or exhausted to stand and may be dragged to slaughter. It’s not just bacon you are eating, or turkey or beef anymore. It’s all the drugs, chemicals and antibiotics pumped into those miserable animals during the short course of their lives that wind up not only in your body, but in the water supply, air, earth and possibly passed onto your children while in utero. Banned in many other countries but not the United StatesChina is the largest consumer of pork products in the world with an ever-growing appetite for more. The thing is, China is very protectionist when it comes to importing foreign goods and with the potential buyout of Smithfield by a company with Chinese ties, for the sole purpose of importing U.S. pork into China, Smithfield has begun eliminating the use of ractopamine in some of its livestock. Why? Because China has banned ractopamine for safety reasons, along with 159 other countries including Russia, the European Union, Malaysia and Taiwan. But why would Smithfield still use it here in the United States but stop its use for Chinese exports? All we can say is follow the money trail or the lobbying trail, which are really one and the same. You are what you eat. http://www.vegtosterone.com/2013/06/25/whats-in-your-bacon-ractopamine-thats-what-banned-in-160-countries-except-the-u-s/

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