Your Health: Natural
Fat Fighters? Scientists Take a Fresh Look at Old Remedies
If you're trying to slim down, you've probably resigned yourself to the
fact that you'll have to eat less and exercise more. But wouldn't it be great if there were some way to make weight loss a
Scientists around the world are working hard to create new drugs that can melt away body fat effortlessly.
LOMA LINDA, Calif. (UPI) -- In healthy individuals, walnuts
lower cholesterol more than fish, fatty fish lower triglycerides and both lower heart disease risk, U.S. researchers said.
"The practical significance of the study is that eating an easy-to-incorporate amount of walnuts and fatty
fish can cause meaningful decreases in blood cholesterol and triglycerides even in healthy individuals," lead author
Sujatha Rajaram of Loma Linda University School of Public Health said in a statement.
The study, published in
the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that incorporating approximately 1.5 ounces of walnuts -- a handful of whole
nuts or about three tablespoons of chopped nuts -- into the daily diet lowered serum total cholesterol by 5.4 percent and
low-density lipoprotein, or "bad," cholesterol by 9.3 percent compared to a control diet based on U.S. Department
of Agriculture recommendations.
Using American Heart Association guidelines, the researchers also found that a
diet including two servings of fatty fish per week -- roughly four ounces each -- decreased triglyceride levels by 11.4 percent.
Additionally, it increased high-density lipoprotein, or "good" cholesterol, by 4 percent, but also slightly
increased LDL cholesterol compared to the control diet. The fish used in the study was salmon.
fish is not a preferred option for marine-derived omega-3 fat, other options include microalgae oil or DHA-enriched eggs,"
It is always wiser to use a debit card for purchases than racking up more credit card debt.
Banks and credit unions have long pitched debit cards as a convenient and prudent way to buy. What is marketed as overdraft
protection, allows the exceeding of current balances - at a hefty cost to consumers. The New York Times
recently reported that, in fact, banks now make more covering overdrafts from debit card purchases than they do on penalty
fees from credit cards. These fees are expected to bring in over $27 billion this year alone. Recent studies show that some
banks further increase their revenue by manipulating the order of a customer's transactions - processing larger ones first,
to try to incur more overdraft fees. According to an F.D.I.C. study, a $27 overdraft fee that a customer
repays in two weeks on a $20 debit purchase, would incur an annual percentage rate of 3,520 percent. By contrast, penalty
interest rates on credit cards generally run about 30 percent.
Recently, a giant in the field of medicine, Dr. Thomas E. Andreoli, died. He will be sorely missed.
His obituary described him as unashamedly "old school"; honor, integrity, service, the needs of the patient and
scholarship were his highest priorities.
When you buy an apple
at the grocery store, you know what that little sticker is for. It gives the cashier a code to ring up the sale.
But that sticker also has a secret to share with you – something that doesn't concern the cashier at all.
According to the website Fruit Sticker (fruitsticker.com), the code reveals some very useful information: * Conventionally
grown produce has a four-digit number on the sticker. * Organic produce gets a five-digit number that begins with a
9. * And produce items that are genetically modified also get five digits, but they begin with an 8.
the produce aisle, more than anywhere else in life, is where being a 9 makes you MUCH better than being an 8!
Your Good Health,
I have been told the most important
things people can do for their health... are:
These 12 things are so simple, they don't seem very important... But
they are. I look for simple, cheap, and safe things to improve the long-term quality of my life. You can, too!
Here's to your health, wealth, and a long life of quality.
Forget about using a keyboard to type in your question on Google or Bing.
Ditto for voice control on your smart phone.
Soon you'll be able to control your computer or mobile device just by moving
A British research team did just that with a new system that costs less than $100 - all with parts they could
simply pull off a shelf.
In a moment, I'll give you all the details. But first, let's put this breakthrough in context.
see, for most of us surfing the Web, writing emails or sending texts is so routine we don't even give it a second thought.
In fact, it sometimes seems that mobile phones, in particular, have become part of our bodies. (Just try telling my teenagers
to stop texting at the dinner table.)
And yet, millions around the world simply cannot join the digital age for a simple
Their bodies won't let them, either because of disease or severe injuries.
That covers a wide range of
problems from adults with lost limbs or broken spinal cords to kids who have muscular dystrophy, an illness that causes the
muscles to wither away.
But all that is about to change...
Fact is, cutting-edge eye-control tech promises to
have a profound impact on the way humans use a wide range of machines. We're taking about everything from controlling robots
and wheelchairs to setting the timer on your coffee maker.
It's thanks to the research team at Imperial College London
that this tech is finally within reach.
Today's standard eye-tracking systems (like those used by the U.S. military)
cost "tens of thousands of times" more money than the system they built, the research team noted.
milestone behind us, I predict this new system - or something like it - will bring eye-control tech to the masses.
leader Aldo Faisal agrees. He says just about anyone can learn to control devices with their eyes. In his project, people
became adept at using the system in just a few minutes.
Faisal's team got their results, published July 12 in the Journal
of Neural Engineering, by having test subjects play Pong, that early table-tennis video game that debuted way back in 1972.
They not only played the game without a head set, test subjects also learned to surf the Web and write emails using only their
Dubbed the GT3D, the system includes two fast video-game console cameras attached to a pair of cheap glasses and
"smart" software that processes the input quickly.
The cameras took constant pictures of the eyes and tracked
just where the pupils were pointing. That allowed the research team to figure out the precise spot where a person was looking.
out the system works in 3D. The research team devised ways to figure out how far in the distance the test subjects looked.
This last detail could prove crucial; the spatial control would allow people to work an electric wheelchair just by looking
where they want to go.
Really, the possibilities are endless...
Just by using a simple eye movement, like a wink,
paralyzed patients - or any one for that matter - could turn the pages of a book in their e-reader or "tell" a robot
to clear the dishes off the dinner table.
No doubt, this milestone clearly fits into the Era of Radical Change. Not
long ago, eye-control was the stuff of sci-fi or advanced U.S. defense platforms. But in the near future it will become a
reality for millions around the globe. It's also one of the reasons I say the world of high tech moves faster these days than
what most folks can get their minds around.
Consider this related piece of news that came out on the very same day...
team in the Netherlands said a new system will allow paralyzed people to control computers with just their minds.
brain-computer link from UMC Utrecht relies on an advanced MRI scanner. Test subjects looked at a computer screen that allowed
them to see just what a camera on a toy robot was looking at. In turn, the MRI scanner measured the brain activity of the
test subject. Then, the computer "learned" when the four test subjects were thinking left, right, or forwards.
of the volunteers got the robot to complete a course of about 30 feet with four stops along the way. All the while, the "drivers"
were lying inside the MRI machine - just thinking about what they wanted the robot to do.
"All four study subjects
were able to control the robot very quickly," said brain researcher Nick Ramsey, who led the team. "They all felt
in control of the robot. This means that this type of brain-computer interface is very easy to master. Training is barely
Ramsey said this is a crucial step in proving the long-term potential for this type of approach. Later,
patients will have electrodes implanted in their brains to track their thoughts and control robots.
It's hard to predict
how long it will take either of these systems to come to market. If I had to guess, I'd say the eye-tracker will come out
sooner because it's cheaper and easier to use - at least for now.
But either system would be a godsend to millions of
paralyzed people around the world. It will give them a brand new lease on life, a way to take control of their surroundings
that today they can only dream about.
It's amusingly coincidental that I happen to have
been at a health spa when I wrote an article for this month's Casey Report, on the so-called national health care crisis.
That is, of course, mostly hysteria. Overhauling the U.S. medical system will do absolutely nothing to improve the health
of the population. American medicine is extremely good for acute problems and diseases, but when it comes to health maintenance,
it's next to useless.
You know, Michael Moore, who is physically obese, intellectually dishonest, and philosophically
unsound (what a pathetic combination - he should run for Congress), made the argument in his ridiculous movie that the average
Cuban is healthier than the average American. That's totally correct - but it has absolutely nothing to do with the health
care system. The average Cuban isn't healthier than the average American because his health care system is better. It's a
horrible - actually, a primitive health care system. The technology stopped advancing there back in 1960, and the doctors
stopped learning new things in that year… medicines… Nothing has changed since 1960. But the average Cuban is
in much better health than the average American.
There are two reasons for that: he has a much better diet, which
is to say that he eats way fewer calories (and they are unrefined calories), and he gets a lot more exercise than the average
When things change in Cuba, so they have a diet like that of the average American and the same kind of
transportation as the average American, the average Cuban will be in much worse shape.
People conflate the health
of a population with a country's medical system, when these things really have almost nothing to do with each other.
What this actually shows is the degraded state of American society. Instead of taking some personal responsibility for their
health and lifestyle choices, they try to rely on medicos to engage in heroic efforts to keep them alive with tubes up their
noses after they've become flaccid and bloated from a lifetime of bad habits.
A London research
team found that "people who drink moderately, exercise, quit smoking and eat five servings of fruit and vegetables each
day live on average 14 years longer than people who adopt none of these behaviors." The study tracked vitamin C as a
measure of how much fruit and vegetables people were eating.
Nobel laureate Linus Pauling's How to Live Longer and Feel Better, which
advocates the use of vitamin C, is on my 2008 reading list. Pauling took massive doses of vitamin C and lived to age 93. My
grandmother lived to 92, and my 82-year-old father can still beat me at tennis. I exercise, eat fruit, drink moderately, and
The day has just started
A new chance to begin
Or is this
a dreaded thought
That you can never win
The beauty that you see
The greatness that you find
The blemish you point out
Looking for anything unkind
is half full
Or is it almost empty
The market has the bulls
The bears seek negativity
Is it the good that you see
When you look at the trees
Is it the beauty in fall leafs
The colors of sugars emptied
Are the branches bare and dead
Or just waiting for a new spring
Is winter cold and dreary
Are snow flakes flying on wings
Is the sun just rising
Is the sun just setting
Is the end of the day here
A new day over there
Winter is now coming
Fire places will be lit
Families will together
Enjoy the heat
as they sit
Is the summer south of the north
Something every one should see
Women at the beaches
Is my life half over
At 2 years shy of half a century
May god give me strength
To live and go the length
Which makes my life half full
Over 5 decades left to pull
If everything is a joke
If you laugh instead of cry
The truth will prove the lies
Why should I even try
If you are objective
Keep an open mind
Trying to be kind
Is that realistic
The best way to go
Is always positive and agreeable
Just a dumb show
Every point of view has a grain of salt
Who is telling who what, can always tell a lot
If no one ever lied or smudged the truth
No fraud would exist
Perceptions, interpretations, would be less of a list
If you try to be non partial
Tell it like it is
You see it that way
God may be what they say
Is anyone a god
Can anyone do that play
To play the game it is thought
You compete or lose a lot
If it turns unfair
No rules that anyone cares
What does anyone play for
Death or a new spot
Does wisdom come with age
What you see is what you get
When you turn the page
The more your mind gets lit
To say nothing at all
best sometimes they say
If what you say is heard bad
Makes them go away
Leading down the path you do
Of glory or destruction
What’s the motivation
More of an addition
Or just bad construction
When the skies drop rain
Snow, hail, and cause us pain
Is this cleansing the air
water for life
Or just falling planes-trains and cars
No heat for your wife
Pros and cons exist
Argued among the best
Time always brings on
What will be next
by george a crawford 3 november
It's Good to Know: The End of Cavities?
Picture a world where teeth never get cavities. It would mean the end
of fillings and root canals. No one would have to suffer the ignominy of dentures.
This is the future that researchers are hoping to help create. The only catch: It involves
voluntarily putting bacteria into our mouths.
mutans is the bacterium that is mainly responsible for cavities. It feeds on sugar and then produces the lactic acid
that destroys teeth. The researchers developed a new strain of bacteria that destroy and replace S. mutans in the
mouth. This new strain does not produce lactic acid, so it won't cause tooth decay. It is transferred to patients with
a simple cotton swab.
Tests are underway to rule
out unforeseen consequences.
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can be forever free
our love and lives grow like the trees
stronger, larger, than we can believe
clean the air
breath for free
she shall be
forever with me
time ago, we asked our selves what will happen in our place
we live here now, been there before
next time we meet it shall be in the palace we create
I knew her, she knew me we will be for ever free
as one our love as one our lives spring will come and flowers will bloom
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balanced internal humidity.
Find out which houseplants are our most effective allies in keeping your household
air clean and pure.
It is suggested that one plant should be allowed for approximately 10 square yards of floor
space, assuming average ceiling heights of 8 to 9 feet. This means that you need two or three plants to contribute
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Although many plants like light, they do not all have to be placed near windows. Many indoor plants originated
in the dense shade of tropical forests and have a high rate of photosynthesis. These are ideal for the home and can be placed
in darker corners. When positioning plants, try to strike a balance between light and ventilation because the effect of plants
on indoor air pollution appears to be reduced if they are set in a draft.
I read that cell phones cause radiation
brain damage, as well as wire less routers for Internet. I unplugged my wire less router today and plugged my lap top into
an Ethernet to the cable modem and I already notice that I do not have as many head aches from using my computer.
CHELTENHAM, England (UPI) -- A coroner in England has warned against buying
medications over the Internet after a policewoman died of an accidental overdose of drugs she got online.
Manklow, a 44-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis, was found dead at her home in Cheltenham after taking the muscle relaxer
Orphenadrine, which she bought from a Web site, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday.
The medication can lift
the mood of people who suffer from the neurological condition, the newspaper said.
Gloucestershire coroner Alan
Crickmore said the medication should not be available on the Internet.
"I think this is probably a more dangerous
drug for effective social use than people perhaps realize," he said."That is one of the reasons why, in my view,
drugs like this should not be available over the Internet to people who do not have proper understanding of the effects."
Speaking at an inquest following the woman's June death, Crickmore said there was no evidence to suggest the
woman deliberately took an overdose.
"But there is evidence that here was a woman who might have a reason
to try to lift her mood," he said.
So far we (our family) have weathered the storm for 3 reasons: 1. I spent time on the streets of Argentina
and knew we were going the same way and the same schemes would be used to make it look like the loans will be repaid. This
is called creative accounting. 2. Basically I am a rancher/veterinarian and general aviation pilot where we always leave
ourselves some leeway. (Eastern Oregon, keep 2 years hay supply just in case). 3. My family did well in the 1930's using
a philosophy that does not put all our eggs in one basket. I might correct you in one area. Economics overshadows
science/logic. Politics overshadows economics and culture overshadows politics. (I am
Culture and logic-GAC III) We now have a culture where we believe what we read and you can buy insurance that
covers anything and it will. Do we really believe we will have a workable health care system whereby we do not have to pay
out of our own pockets? See what I mean by culture. Really insurance is just hoping someone else will bail you out Our culture
has gotten to the point whereby we expect the government will bail you out. We are not responsible for our poor decisions
and this also includes our health. Creative accounting is culturally acceptable. When you get caught so what. You are not
going to change that culture so accept it or move to a place like Russia where they will not because they have lost the ability
to do it. We will be an Argentine and probably a Russia someday. It may take 50 + years."
BYMICHAEL A. ROBINSON,Defense and Technology Specialist,Money Morning
For decades, researchers
have toiled away in the quest to provide nuclear power that is cheap, safe, and stable.
And for just as long, skeptics
have said their work will never pay off.
But a team from Sandia National Labs has just hit a new milestone that
is paving the way for a viablenuclear-fusionconceptat last.
This breakthrough is crucial for two reasons.
First, U.S. environmental groups still largely oppose our current type of nuclear power. It's based onnuclear fission- in which one atom inside a reactor gets
split into two. Nuclear power plants use the resulting release of energy to warm water and produce steam to drive turbines.
History of Green: The
First 'Green' Car Henry Fords 1941 Soymobile
By Dale Y the Green Guy
Henry Ford is the father of the 'green' car movement, but not many people know
about it. He loved to tinker with things, and to experiment and manufacture ideas just for the sake of doing it. That's
one of the reasons that so many automotive innovations came out of the Ford factories in the 20's and 30's.
But perhaps his least known and what might have been his best idea came to fruition on August 13th, 1941, when Henry Ford
unveiled his revolutionary Soymobile to the public. It was a prototype, to be sure, but a working prototype none the less,
and incorporated ideas clearly 50 years ahead of their time, and truthfully, we are still catching up!
The body panels were made of soybean plastic, which was a combination of soybean fibers and resins, molded into the
correct shapes to fit on the cars body. Just that alone cut 1000 pounds of weight from the car, yet, it was claimed be to
be more solid than steel and virtually crush proof in a rollover. They were even painted with soybean oil based paint!
The tires were made from the plants of goldenrod, essentially a goldenrod rubber compound that rivaled conventional
rubber in every respect. For you see, at that time, rubber was actually very expensive and difficult to obtain, so Henry Ford
decided to make his own rubber with a virtually inexhaustible supply of goldenrod plants found everywhere in North America.
Top all of this off with the fact that this ingenious automobile burned ethanol for fuel! That's right, the
same ethanol we are finally manufacturing today in massive quantities as a solution to our fossil fuel addiction, Henry Ford
had it all figured out way back when. On the eve of the great war, he already had it pegged that gasoline would be in short
supply, so what better way to keep America rolling in Fords, than to make vehicles that didn?t need to burn gasoline.
Another prototype was nearing completion when the war came on, and Henry had every intention to market and mass-produce
these unique vehicles. But, the visionary that even Ford was, he failed to see that all motorcar production was going to be
stopped to aid the war effort. Building planes and tanks in these factories took precedence over building cars, no matter
how revolutionary they were. And afterwards, Americans went on a spending spree and didn?t care about innovation; they just
wanted bigger and badder Detroit steel vehicles underneath them.
Sadly, that was the end of the Soymobile, and
the original prototype was busted up decades ago. But imagine if we had stayed neutral or at least a paper ally during World
War II (just a hypothetical). While sending all of our petroleum products oversees to the Brits, Henry Ford's Soymobile
just might have become a reality, and we might all be driving 100% ethanol powered cars today! Think about that.
tea, I started drinking green tea 2 years ago when I read it helps lower cholesterol. I did lower my cholesterol and last
summer was at 200, I need to be below 200 but I am way down from 2 years ago. I also have had a great reduction in the plaque
on my teeth, as green tea helps kill plaque in your mouth as well as plaque that can clog your arteries and give you
I was putting my green tea bags in my compost pile because I read they are great for
compost and worms love them. Last summer I read about green tea foot patches which you put on the bottom of you feet to absorb
toxins out of your body when you sleep. I started doing this last summer with my tea bags before putting them in my compost.
I notice that I sleep better at night and my feet seem to be fresh in the morning, my toe nails are soft, clearer and
the callas on the bottom of my feet are soft. I have a toe nail infection on my big toe that is almost clear in the morning
after I wear tea bags at night. If I do not wear the tea bag at night my big toe nail gets dark again and my other toe nails
get dark on parts of them, I have worn the tea bags 3 nights in a row now, 3 tea bags on each foot- heal-middle-below
the toes. the damp tea bags are taped to my foot which I wrap in an old plastic grocery bag to keep in the moisture and
then wear a sock.
I need 6 tea bags a night to do this and think it is best to not re use tea bags after
1 night. I usually do not use 6 tea bags every day and there for was not doing this every night, plus some nights
I did not feel like messing with it. I do see a great improvement in my big toe fungus as well as my toe nails less brittle
and soft and I have slept hard the last 3 nights and will try to wear the tea bags every night to clean toxins out
of my body, my toe nails and hopefully see a great improvement.
You probably know that green
tea has an array of active compounds that promote health - from calming theanine to antioxidant EGCG and heart-healthy tannins
and cancer-fighting flavonoids.
But there's another
active compound in tea that produces some very unpleasant effects. Fluoride.
Fluoride is a toxic substance that can negatively impact multiple organ systems. It has been
linked to hypothyroidism, skeletal fluorosis, brittle bones and teeth, gastrointestinal inflammation, and more. And because
tea leaves accumulate more fluoride than any other edible plant, enjoying this otherwise healthy beverage could put your health
To reduce your exposure to fluoride,
here are a few things you can do:
Less. The longer you steep, the more fluoride you'll reap. In fact, in one study, after tea was steeped for 10 minutes,
the measurable amounts of fluoride (and aluminum) almost doubled.
2. Go for White. While all true teas come from the Camellia sinensis plant, the amount
of fluoride varies with the different "colors." Green tea contains the most, black tea is next, and white tea contains
the least. Instant tea mixes have been found to contain very high levels of fluoride.
3. Opt for Extracts. Many tea extracts, like Body Ecology Diet's Green and
Black Tea Extracts and Chi Green Tea Extracts, are free of fluoride.
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