Archive for March, 2014

“I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time,” Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk. (Really, it’s hilarious.) “I’m like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali.” With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.

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McDonald’s website advises staff NOT to eat fast food

The same website that told employees to apply for food stamps, pawn their things and find second jobs is at it again

McResource Line advises employees to not eat deep fried food

The Golden Arches wants employees to eat salad and vegetables – minus the bacon, cheese and mayonnaise

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2528903/Mcdonalds-website-advises-staff-NOT-eat-fast-food.html#ixzz2x2Q3iXlm

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Bamboo Salt has recently been introduced to the North American market as a miracle salt that has anti-cancerous and anti-viral properties that can prevent and treat various types of cancer and illnesses. It has antiseptic power that can be used to treat mouth sores as well as various digestive system-related conditions.

At the same time, it has been labeled as a wonder beauty product that can effectively treat acne and boost the youthful glow in skin when used as a facial and body scrub; the Bamboo Salt can also fortify hair when used as shampoo. While there are many benefits of Bamboo Salt, there is room for doubt as little evidence has been provided to support its many claims. Unlike the various articles available online that mention these benefits without providing actual proof, this article aims to fully study Bamboo Salt from the unbiased scientific research perspective. We will start by discussing the history of the Bamboo Salt and explaining how Bamboo Salts are made.

Bamboo Salt: Everything You Need To Know


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Beware the Wax!

Mr Varun, an IT professional working in Technopark, was finding himself with an upset stomach every night.
While normal medical checks revealed nothing wrong in him, deeper probes revealed the reason – his stomach was collecting significant amounts of wax.
And doctors identified the villian – the ordinary disposable paper cups he used for drinking his tea at his office pantry.
Disposable paper cups have become quite popular in office pantries due to the convenience it offers.
What many overlook is the fact that these paper cups are coated with a tiny layer of wax, which is essential to prevent water from seeping into the paper.
When very hot liquids are pour over this cup, the paper cups wax may disintegrate and a little may come off, which will promptly be sent along with the drink into our stomachs!
While our body can discard minor amounts, over the long-term, it does become a problem.So what can be done about it?
You can try to bring your own glass cups.
Glass is one of the least reactive materials in the world (remember acids are stored in glass vessels, blood samples are collected in glass plates – these are for a good reason).
But glass does have the problem of breaking easily, so it requires good care.
Ceramic cups are probably the best bet.
Of course, you can also use your ordinary stainless steel glass, but never use plastic ones – they are harmful, and its dangers are even worse than wax !
So try not to buy hot drinks from the vending machines that are using these type of cups as shown in the photos attached.
Same goes with instant mee : Bring to boil, discard the waxy-oily water and, add fresh hot water for your soup….unless you have Iron-Man’s stomach.


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Now this is brilliant journalism!

Read more: http://www.trueactivist.com/gab_gallery/journalist-shows-coca-cola-boss-how-much-sugar-is-in-their-drink/

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Eating fat is good for you: Doctors change their minds after 40 years

A DIET packed with fat is the healthy way to prevent heart disease, a leading British expert has claimed.

Published: Wed, October 23, 2013

After 40 years of cutting fat from our diet doctors may now be turning their advice on its headAfter 40 years of cutting fat from our diet, doctors may now be turning their advice on its head [GETTY]
Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra says the obsession with a low-fat diet has “paradoxically increased” the risk of heart disease.Other experts have added their voices to his controversial call to end 40 years of advice to cut saturated fat – which has been described as “the greatest medical error of our time”.

They claim the guidance has left millions of people at risk of developing cardiovascular ­disease and “led to the over-medication of millions of people with statins”.

The public could just as effectively protect themselves by eating “real” food such as butter, milk and cheese and adopting the Mediterranean diet.

Dr Malhotra, an interventional cardiology specialist registrar at Croydon University Hospital, London, slammed the routine prescriptions of statins and claimed a diet high in saturated fats could be three times more effective at lowering cholesterol.

Writing on bmj.com, he said a preoccupation with levels of total cholesterol “has diverted our attention” from the worse risks of a condition known as atherogenic ­dyslipidaemia, which is an unfavourable ratio of blood fats.

He said saturated fat has been demonised since the 1970s when a landmark study found a link between coronary heart disease and total ­cholesterol, which correlated with the percentage of calories provided by saturated fat.

He said: “But correlation is not causation. Nevertheless, we were advised to cut fat intake to 30 per cent of total energy and a fall in saturated fat to 10 per cent.”

health, diet, weight, fat, cholesterol. heart disease, low fat, saturated fat, gi, carbs, carbohydrate, heart attack, statins, drugs, balancedSome doctors claim a diet high in fat could help to lower cholesterol (PIC POSED BY MODEL) [GETTY]

Lowering cholesterol, by whatever means, lowers risk

Professor Peter Weissberg, of the British Heart Foundation

But recent studies “have not supported any significant association between saturated fat intake and risk of cardiovascular disease” and saturated fat has actually been found to be protective.A Journal of the American Medical Association study recently revealed that a “low fat” diet showed the greatest drop in energy expenditure and increased insulin resistance – which is a precursor to diabetes – compared with a low carbohydrate and low glycaemic index (GI) diet.

Dr Malhotra refers to the United States, where obesity has rocketed despite the percentage of calorie consumption from fat falling from 40 per cent to 30 per cent in the past 30 years. One reason is that the food industry “compensated by replacing saturated fat with added sugar”.

He says eight million Britons take statins yet there has been no major impact on heart disease trends.

Adopting a Mediterranean diet largely based on vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, olive oil and fish after a heart attack is almost three times as powerful in reducing mortality as taking a statin, he says.

“Doctors need to embrace prevention as well as treatment. The greatest improvements in morbidity and mortality have been due not to personal responsibility but rather to public health,” he said. “It is time to bust the myth of the role of saturated fat in heart disease and wind back the harms of dietary advice that has contributed to obesity.”

health, diet, weight, fat, cholesterol. heart disease, low fat, saturated fat, gi, carbs, carbohydrate, heart attack, statins, drugs, balancedIt seems a Mediterranean diet could be three times more power in reducing mortality than statins [GETTY]
Commenting on Dr Malhotra’s article, Timothy Noakes, a professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, said: “Focusing on an elevated blood cholesterol concentration as the exclusive cause of coronary heart disease is unquestionably the worst medical error of our time.“After reviewing all the scientific evidence I draw just one conclusion – never prescribe a statin drug for a loved one.”

Professor David Haslam, chair of the National Obesity Forum, said: “The assumption has been made that increased fat in the bloodstream is caused by increased saturated fat in the diet, whereas modern evidence is proving that refined carbohydrates and sugar in particular are actually the culprits.”

Professor Peter Weissberg, of the British Heart Foundation, said: “Lowering cholesterol, by whatever means, lowers risk. Cholesterol levels can be influenced by diet, exercise and drugs, in particular statins.

“There is clear evidence that patients who have had a heart attack, or are at high risk of one, can benefit from taking a statin. This needs to be combined with a balanced diet, not smoking and taking regular exercise.”

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