Thursday, April 29, 2010

Take a Rest - Have some FUN Facts :)

Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
Chocolate contains the same chemical, phenyl ethylamine that your brain produces when you fall in love.
Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
In fact, Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.
Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, and Dostoyevsky were all epileptics (aka brain disorder).
Heroin used to be a cough medicine for children. A German company (Bayer) registered heroin as a trademark.
The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
An average human loses about 200 head hairs per day.
1 in every 200 people is a psychopath and they look just like everyone else.
Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave. You have been warned!
Wearing headphones for just one hour will multiply the number of bacteria in your ear 700 times.
Some Eskimos have been known to use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing.
If a surgeon in Ancient Egypt lost a patient while performing an operation, his hands were cut off.
There are more nutrients in the cornflake package itself than there are in the actual cornflakes.
Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine. 
A sneeze travels out of your mouth at over 100 mph!
Coca-Cola was originally green.
The longest sausage made in Australia was 11 kilometers (6.9 miles) long.
An average woman consumes approximately 20 kg of lipstick in her life.
Seaweed is used to thicken icecream.
Bubble gum and fairy floss were invented by dentists.
Don't give a dog chocolate! Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces are enough to kill a small dog.
Mel Blanc, who played the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots.
The can opener was invented 48 years after cans were introduced.
China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year and 25 million trees are chopped down to make 'em.
The average person eats eight spiders in their sleep in their whole entire lifetime!
Every year, you eat approximately 4 bugs in your sleep.
A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
A typical bed usually houses over 6 billion dust mites.
A tuna called the 'Blue Fin' can be sold for over $20,000 around the world.
Sweden is the largest spender on ketchup.
Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
Ostriches stick their heads into the sand to find underground drinking water.
Baby elephants can drink over 80 litres of milk a day.
There are more coffee drug addicts in the US than drug addicts of any other kind.
Americans, on average, eat 18 acres of pizza every single day.
The first bar code was used on Wrigleys gum.
There are more bacteria in your mouth than the human population of the U.S.A. and Canada combined.
Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian.
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
In a year, your heart can beat up to 40,000,000 times!.
Leather has enough nutritional value to sustain life for a short time.
Over 2500 left handed people are killed each year, because they used products made for right handed people.
As much as 80% of microwaves from mobile phones are absorbed by your head!
85% of men who die of heartattacks during intercourse, are found to have been cheating on their wives.

78 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health

The following is a listing of some of sugar's consequences from medical journals and other scientific publications.

1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
2. Sugar can upset the body's mineral balance.
3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children.
4. Sugar can cause drowsiness in children.
5. Sugar can adversely affect children's school grades.
6. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
7. Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.
8. Sugar can cause kidney damage.
9. Sugar can reduce helpful high density cholesterol (HDLs).
10. Sugar can promote an elevation of harmful cholesterol          
11. Sugar may lead to chromium deficiency.
12. Sugar can cause copper deficiency.
13. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
14. Sugar may lead to cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, and rectum.
15. Sugar can cause colon cancer.
16. Sugar can be a risk factor in gall bladder cancer.
17. Sugar can increase fasting levels of blood glucose.
18. Sugar can weaken eyesight.
19. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitter called serotonin, which can narrow blood vessels.
20. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
21. Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.
22. Sugar can raise adrenaline levels in children.
23. Sugar can increase the risk of coronary heart disease.
24. Sugar can speed the aging process, causing wrinkles and grey hair.
25. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
26. Sugar can promote tooth decay.
27. Sugar can contribute to weight gain and obesity.
28. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
29. Sugar can cause a raw, inflamed intestinal tract in persons with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
30. Sugar can cause arthritis
31. Sugar can cause asthma.
32. Sugar can cause candidiasis (yeast infection).
33. Sugar can lead to the formation of gallstones.
34. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
35. Sugar can cause ischemic heart disease.
36. Sugar can cause appendicitis.
37. Sugar can exacerbate the symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
38. Sugar can indirectly cause hemorrhoids.
39. Sugar can cause varicose veins.
40. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraception users.
41. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
42. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
43. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.
44. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
45. Sugar leads to decreased glucose tolerance.
46. Sugar can decrease growth hormone.
47. Sugar can increase total cholesterol.
48. Sugar can increase systolic blood pressure.
49. Sugar can change the structure of protein causing interference with protein absorption.
50. Sugar causes food allergies.
51. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
52. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
53. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
54. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
55. Sugar can impair the structure of DNA.
56. Sugar can cause cataracts.
57. Sugar can cause emphysema.
58. Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
59. Sugar can cause free radical formation in the bloodstream.
60. Sugar lowers the enzymes' ability to function.
61. Sugar can cause loss of tissue elasticity and function.
62. Sugar can cause liver cells to divide, increasing the size of the liver.
63. Sugar can increase the amount of fat in the liver.
64. Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
65. Sugar can overstress the pancreas, causing damage.
66. Sugar can increase the body's fluid retention.
67. Sugar can cause constipation.
68. Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
69. Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
70. Sugar can cause hypertension.
71. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
72. Sugar can cause an increase in delat, alpha and theta brain waves, which can alter the mind's ability to think clearly.
73. Sugar can cause depression.
74. Sugar can increase insulin responses in those consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.
75. Sugar increases bacterial fermentation in the colon.
76. Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance.
77. Sugar can increase blood platelet adhesiveness which increases risk of blood clots.
78. Sugar increases the risk of Alzheimer Disease.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Herbal Medicines and Remedies

Every day you are looking in the mirror and smile...”I am so beautiful today”you say to yourself...You are taking care of your skin, you are fighting the impurities on it, trying to get rid of wrinkles and so on. But the exterior beauty comes from the inner health.Did you asked your body whatever it likes or not? Do you think it likes all the medications you are trying to impose to it when you are sick? All the drugs you are swallowing might heal one disease and at the same time can attack another organ, therefore- another desease will appear.
It's not a secret that Herbal Medicine beats all the records in treating and keeping you healthy, strengthens the immune system.
For such medicines and remedies kitchen is the best place to start.Open your refrigerator...fruits, vegetables...a wide polygon you will perform your activities on :)
A wide problem for each of us is the Headache, so let's see what remedies to use:
* Boil some hot water and add some ground cinnamon and sugar and mix. Pour in a cup and sniff the steam. That is what you do if it is a sinus headache. If it is a tension headache, pour some of this sugar cinnamon water into a tightly closed ziploc bag and press to the area where your head hurts. This is great for the kids!
* An effective headache treatment is ice applied to the forehead and the temples--we have used bags of frozen peas and frozen gummy bears, but any frozen object will do as long as it is not unbearably cold to hold against your head.
Sore Throat 
* A cup of juice from a beet ; Tablespoons of honey; Mix together and heat in the
microwave for about 1 min. Drink up.
* Take a glass of vinegar (regular, store bought) and gargle it all (in small increments) getting it as far back into the throat as possible without swallowing. If throat pain returns, repeat.
* Charcoal- which will have anti-inflammatory response and will draw toxins out of the tooth. Must be activated charcaol. make a charcoal poultice
* Hydrogen Peroxide works like a charm, not so much as for me but everyone swears by it. make a solution of half HP and half water and swish it for a minute or till you feel a displeasing taste in your mouth. Spit it out and optionally swish your mouth out with salt water.
And so on..there are thousands and thousands of such remedies. For those who do not have time for doing it I suggest you to see my favorite herbal medicine Site.
Herbal home remedies and natural treatments are simple, have no side effects, contribute to weight loss ,no chemicals,are inexpensive, plus the delight of being able to cure yourself!
Take care of your organism! Be healthy!:)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Healthier Smoke - E-Cigarette

Today's most interesting news about cigarettes and smoking as a whole is that famous electronic-cigarette that people are interested in.Some says that they are absolutely healthy , others- that it is the same as an usual cigarette.In the beginning let's see what is it comprised of.
So, it has 2 critical components: the stem and the cartridge.
The stem makes use of micro-electronic technology to sense your inhalation on the e-cigarette. When the small sensors pick up on this, a small amount of heat is generated to heat the cartridge.
The cartridge is where all the magic happens. The cartridges come in a variety of flavors and strengths, to fit anybody’s tastes. The e Liquid cartridge contains small amounts of nicotine, satisfying the smokers needs.

It contains :
The vapor produced by electronic vaporizers has only four ingredients; Distilled Water, Kosher Flavoring, pure Vegetable Glycerin and pure Nicotine from tobacco plants.
Electronic cigarettes simulate every part of smoking a cigarette. While physical and emotional effects are extremely hard to deal with when quitting, but smoking is also a simple matter of habit. Many smokers enjoy the actual act of holding a cigarette and inhaling something. The smokeless vapor produced by electronic cigarettes allows you to do this, with out most of the harmful tars and chemicals added to your traditional tobacco cigarette
Lots of smokers are undecided whether to purchase e-cigarettes or not there is something you need to know: electronic cigarettes have more advantages over tobacco cigarettes. Surprised? Read on to find out what they are.
  1. Although e-cigarettes give has it's own specifically smell, it is not strong and bothersome like the regular cigarette.
  2. Second hand smoke does not exist in the electronic cigarette vocabulary. They only give off a vapor called propylene glycol which is made of the same components as those produced on stage shows except that they are being produced only in smaller quantities.
  3. Since it does not generate harmful smoke, you can smoke in places you are not usually allowed to however, you better ask for permission for it in non-smoking locations.
  4. Garbage reduction. Electronic cigarettes use e-liquid as a refill for the plastic cartridges every time you run out of it. No need to throw anything away.
  5. Since electronic cigarettes produce vapor instead of harmful smoke, you will not find traces of tar in it.
  6. The e-cigarettes do not stain the teeth and still leave you with fresh-smelling breath.
  7. E-cigs do not burn anything! You can feel safer at home, or anywhere you go.
  8. It is a lot cheaper than tobacco cigarettes. If you utilize the e-liquid for refill, you would be spending 300 times less than smoking regular cigarettes.
Obviously not all smokers will be able to quit with the help of electronic cigarettes. There is not one solution for everyone, which is why there are so many methods of quitting smoking, but for some, electronic cigarettes are the best solution. Even if you don’t fully quit, you’ll be happy to know you are satisfying your nicotine habit in a much safer way.