Is The Food You Buy Healthy Enough For Human Consumption?

December 29, 2015

Important Facts To Remember…

Smithfield Farms, the largest pork producing farm in the
USA was sold in September to China with the unanimous
support of its stockholders!! The hogs will still be raised
here, but slaughtered and packaged for sale there before
being sent back here. This includes labels of Morrell,
Eckrich, Krakus, Cudahy , Premium Hams, Cook’s,Gwaltney,
The same with many chickens. They can now be shipped there,
but when they comeback all that needs to be labeled is that
they WERE RAISED IN THE USA . Not that they were processed
in China !!! Our great FDA at work again. The chickens will
be all processed and most sold to fast food restaurants for
sandwiches, along with schools and supermarkets. The China
slaughter and processing are not nearly equal to the
requirements here.

*BAD FOOD.*We recently learned that Star-Kist Tuna is
now owned by Korea , and is in big conflict with the U. S.
concerning quality, safety, and records, which Korea refuses
to produce.

Read several articles on Google about this, and even one
that was defending the eating of tilapia said to avoid the
fish that came from China .? Also I had just returned home
from buying Albertson’s 4-day special of 4 bags of
frozen tilapia for the price of one. Sure enough, on the top
of the bags, it read “farm raised”, and on the
bottom in small print it said, “ China ” read all the
way down…

Recently a Food inspector on TV… said he had lived
overseas and he had seen the filthy conditions their foods
are raised and processed in. It is enough to make you throw
up. Some foreign workers have to wear masks as they work in
these places; because the food is so rotten and filthy, it
makes them want to throw up. Many of their fish on Fish
Farms are fed raw sewage daily. He said he has seen so much
filth throughout their food growing and processing that he
would “never” eat any of it. They raise this
filth, put some food coloring and some flavorings on it, and
then they ship it to the USA & Canada for YOU to consume
and feed to YOUR families. They have no Food & Safety
Inspectors. They ship it to you to buy and poison your
families and friends.

Imported food we eat and the junk we
buy:

Green Giant frozen vegetables are from China , and so are
most of Europe ’s Best.
Arctic Gardens are Okay. So is
Birdseye.

*Never buy the grocery store garlic unless it is clearly
marked from USA or
Canada *, the other stuff is grown in people poop (even
worse than chicken Poop). China is the largest producer of
garlic in the world; U. S. is next.

*Buy only local honey *, much honey is shipped in huge
containers from China and re-packed here.

Cold-FX is grown and packed in China and is full of fecal
bacteria. Doesn’t work anyway, big scam.
If the country of origin is not clearly marked
beware.

If produce, ask an employee. Watch out for packages which
state “prepared for”, “packed by” or
“imported by”. We don’t understand the lack of
mandatory labeling, especially the produce.

The country of origin should be clearly shown on the item in
the store.
Go to the local farmers’ markets in season and keep a
wary eye open the rest of the year. Please read this very
carefully, and read to the very bottom. It’s important
for all of us.

How is it possible to ship food from China cheaper than
having it produced in the U. S. or Canada ?

FOR EXAMPLE THE “OUR FAMILY” BRAND OF MANDARIN
ORANGES SAYS RIGHT ON THE CAN ‘FROM CHINA ‘. SO, FOR
A FEW MORE CENTS, BUY THE LIBERTY BRAND.
*GOLD BRAND OR THE DOLE IS FROM CALIFORNIA *.

Beware, Costco sells canned peaches and pears in a plastic
jar that come from China .

ALL “HIGH LINER” AND MOST OTHER FROZEN FISH
PRODUCTS COME FROM CHINA OR INDONESIA . THE PACKAGE MAY SAY
“PACIFIC SALMON” ON THE FRONT, BUT LOOK FOR
THE SMALL PRINT. MOST OF THESE PRODUCTS COME FROM FISH FARMS
IN THE ORIENT WHERE THERE ARE NO REGULATIONS ON WHAT IS FED
TO THESE FISH.

*Recently The Montreal Gazette had an article *by the
Canadian Government on how Chinese feed the fish: They
suspend chicken wire crates over the fish ponds, and the
fish feed on chicken shit.

If you search the internet about what the Chinese feed their
fish, you’ll be alarmed; e. g, growth hormones, expired
anti-biotic from humans. Never buy any type of fish or
shellfish that comes from these countries: Vietnam , China ,
Philippines .

Check this out; Seinfeld’s Pickles are made in India –
just as bad! Another example is in canned mushrooms. No-Name
brand came from Indonesia … Also check those little fruit
cups. They used to be made in Canada in the Niagara region
until about 2 years ago. They are now packaged in China. Most
sold in Aldi stores.

While the Chinese export inferior and even toxic products,
dangerous toys, and goods to be sold in North American
markets, the media wrings its hands!

Yet, 70% of North Americans believe that the trading
privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended.
Well, duh! Why do you need the government to suspend trading
privileges?

DO IT YOURSELF, CANADA AND THE U. S.

Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if
it says ‘Made in
China ‘ or ‘PRC’ (and that now includes Hong
Kong ), simply choose another product, or none at all. You
will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products
and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.

THINK ABOUT THIS:

If 200 million North Americans refuse to buy just $20 each
of Chinese goods, that’s a billion dollar trade
imbalance resolved in our favor… fast! The downside? Some
Canadian/American businesses will feel a temporary pinch
from having foreign stockpiles of inventory.

Just one month of trading losses will hit the Chinese for 8%
of their North American exports. Then they will at least
have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance
and lawlessness are worth it.

*START NOW and don’t stop, and tell your friends *. Send
this to everybody you know. Let’s show them that we are
intelligent, and NOBODY can take us for granted. *Start
reading labels now and buy safe food, it cost a few cents more.*

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Are Cell Phones Bad For Your Health?

June 1, 2012

Smart PhoneSince more than half of the cell phone emission studies are funded by Cell phone manufacturers, it won’t be too difficult to guess who controls what little of these studies get release to the consuming public.  It’s a known fact cell phones emit Radio Frequency (RF) energy, which research studies have proven to be harmful.  Yet manufacturers downplay the health issues, and suppress results of the studies.

No one believes this revelation would change consumer habits.  It certainly won’t.  The cell phone has become a must-carry gadget you don’t leave home without. If even science had proven cell phones did cause brain cancer, consumers would choose what they believe to be the safest brand…  perhaps, one with a low specific absorption rate (SAR).

Though some safety measures published by phone makers sound like marketing pitches,  e.g., use only accessories supplied and approved by this maker,  they all provide valuable safety information that should not be taken likely.  So please read your manual carefully.

There is a 1.6 watt-per-kilogram SAR limit set by the FCC. But a phone can easily exceed that limit if held close to the body while it is transmitting, or been operated in an area with poor signal, causing the phone to work harder.  The safest distance a cell phone should be held away from the body varies by manufacturer.  But all manufacturers emphasized using non-metal belt clips, hands-free headsets, instead of carrying the phone in your pocket, holding it to your head, respectively, as highly recommended ways to maintain that safe distance.

The National Institute of Health has discovered from one of their studies, that a 50-minute conversation on a cell phone held next to your ear, changes brain activity in the area of the brain closest to the phone.  While the International Agency for Research on Cancer declared in 2011 that cell phones may cause cancer in humans.

Several research studies conducted not only in Britain, but around the world, have shown that young men who are constantly exposed to cell phone emissions because of frequent usage, have severely reduced their sperm count.  “Sperm exposed to mobile phone radiation in the lab, is sicker, thinner, and less capable of swimming.” said notable research scientist, Devra Davis.  “If you take young men who are trying to become fathers, those who use mobile phones at least four hours a day have about half the sperm count of others.”

United Kingdom’s Office of National Statistics found a 50 percent increase in frontal and temporal lobe tumors in children between 1999 and 2009.  There is great speculation as to the cause.  But many researchers believe it to be cell phone radiation emissions.

Children are extremely vulnerable to cell phone radiation, since their bodies absorb twice as much microwave as adults, says Joel Moskowitz, director of the center for Family and Community Health at the University of California, Berkley.  An animal study published in March 2012 by the Yale University linked changes in the brain to radiation from cell phones.

Grasp hold of whatever safety information made available by cell phone makers and other independent  resources, and use it to make your mobile experience a much safer one.

Related Resources:
Cellphones and Cancer Risk
Health Hazards of Cell Phone Use
The Dangers of Cell Phones


Peyronie’s Disease: Curved Penis

May 12, 2011

What causes a curved penis is pretty much speculation. For reasons that are not clear, a thick scar develops in the penis, which prevents blood flow into the spaces (small openings within the smooth muscle) in that area of the penis. With no blood flowing into the spaces, the organ cannot expand. Thus causing the penis to curve or bend toward the scar.

Three of every hundred men suffer from peyronie’s disease, and experience penile pain during normal sexual intercourse, or when the curved penis becomes erect. One percent of all men with peyronie’s disease develop scars across the palms of their hands… a condition known as Dupuytren’s contracture. There are also men with scars on the hands who don’t have peyronie’s disease.

Causes of Curved Penis

Injury to the organ is primarily the cause of a curved penis. Rough sex can easily tear the penile tissue resulting in scaring. Sexual positions that hurt the penis can result in a curve. Masturbation can cause injury to the penis as well, which may curve the penis. Right handed masturbation causes the penis to curve left, while a left-hander has a curve to the right.

Trauma may satisfy the argument as to what cause peyronie’s disease. Peyronies... Curve PenisWhat it doesn’t explain is the reason why some peyronie’s disease slowly develop over time, with no known cause. There is a congenital form of peyronie’s disease with no known cause. The scar tissue develops about mid-penis, top or bottom of the shaft, so the penis angles either up or down. This type of peyronie’s disease leads to shortening of the penis.

The penis contains two spongy u-shape chambers (corpus cavernosa), on either side of the organ, which consist of blood vessels that become engorged with blood when aroused causing an erection. If one chamber is scared because of an injury, blood is unable to flow through the scared tissue to perfect an erection, so the penis bends toward the scar. There is usually no long-term effect if the injury heals properly.

Treatments for Curved Penis

Cortisone-type injections into the scar or plaque to reduce the angle has produced little or no effect. Some urologists believe super doses of vitamin E can reduce penile angulation, but real results are still pending. Surgery seems to be a better fix for the curved penis. After the scar is removed, a graft of tissue from somewhere on the body is used to repair the affected area.

The famous Nesbit procedure has been proven successful for many peyronies sufferers who elected to have surgery. 50-60 percent were able to have normal sexual intercourse again. Surgery should only be a last resort. Other treatments for peyronie’s should be considered before undertaking this big step.

Normally, peyronie’s disease requires no treatment. The scar disappears all by itself within five years. Only when painful erections prevent one from having intercourse should treatment be sought. Most treatments fail to straighten the curved penis, so waiting it out may be your best bet.

Related Links:
Peyronies development and treatment
Curves, bends, and peyronie’s disease


Choosing A Healthy Diet Plan

February 27, 2011

Choosing a healthy diet plan may require the services of a certified nutritionist, with medical input by your physician. This could entail two trips to the doctor’s office, and a number of sit-downs with the nutritionist, before you even get started.

This is the preferred way to start a healthy diet plan, especially if you are under a doctor’s care for diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease. Planning is essential to establish the don’ts, and to determine the extent of the do’s. You don’t want to regret not taking these initial steps later on.

After you get rolling with your diet plan, there would still be a need for occasional consultations with both professionals, to monitor your progress. They may make adjustment to your diet plan as you proceed toward your goal.

No healthy diet plan is complete without regular exercise. A personal trainer would be ideal, if you can afford one. But most people would rather become a member of a health spa or exercise gym, where personal trainer services are included in the membership fees. The services may not be too personal, but will suffice.

The nutritionist, doctor, and trainer could become a costly venture. In fact, it could cost you two arms and a leg to actually start a healthy diet plan. But thank heavens there is a way to keep your arms and leg, and pay almost nothing to achieve the same benefits.

Dietary Guidelines

The US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services announced the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Dietary Guidelines is published jointly every 5 years by the Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The Dietary Guidelines provides advice for all Americans two years and older about how to make healthy dietary choices. It is designed to reduce the risk of chronic diseases, overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical exercise.

This 7th edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans places stronger emphasis on reducing calorie consumption and increasing physical activity and/or exercise, because more than one-third of all children and more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. This edition, like previous ones, also serves as the basis for Federal food and nutrition education programs.

Structure of Food Guides

Most countries have developed some sort of food nutrition guide, for its people, establishing healthy dietary and nutrition plans to keep the nation healthy. The guide usually consists of four to six food groups, detailing the daily servings from each group, and other recommendations for healthy eating.

Some food nutrition guides take the shape of a dish, a platter, or a pyramid, and are referred to as such. The USDA food nutrition guide takes the shape of a pyramid, and is called MyPyramid.

MyPyramid

STEPS FOR A HEALTHIER YOU

MyPyramid illustrates color triangles for each food category. Foods from the largest triangles should be eaten most often, while those from the smallest triangle eaten in small amounts.

MyPyramid Plan gives dietary recommendations for healthy eating, by helping you choose from a assortment of foods, recommending the servings size and the number servings per day.

MyPyramid Basic Messages gives you important tips and recommendations for healthy eating, and daily exercise.

Inside MyPyramid provides detail recommendations for healthy eating, to help improve your diet plan, including data about each food group, number of calories, and physical workout.

MyPyramid Tracker offers an activity chart for entering all foods eaten each day, and all daily physical activities performed.

This allows you to adopt good recommendations for healthy eating, and monitor your progress.

The Healthy Diet Program

MyPyramid Plan is equipped with a tool that creates a unique diet program for the individual diet planner. It utilizes age, sex, weight, height, and the level of your physical daily activity to calculate your daily dietary recommendations. It provides the amount of each food group to include in your daily dietary intake, and the number of calories for your diet plan.

A special worksheet is provided for documentation of your daily food intake and physical activity. Very little typing is required. You make selections from pop up menus about your daily activities. Upon request, your daily activities are compared against dietary guidelines, and some recommendations are made to improve your diet plan. The worksheet is printable. Use it as a reference guide, to construct a healthy diet plan.

MyPyramids Plan also features MyPyramid Tracker, an online dietary and physical assessment tool that provides information about healthy diet plans and physical activity. At the click of a button, you are told whether you are eating adequately from all food groups. It also provides information about the food groups, which enables you to make excellent choices designing a healthy diet plan.

As you can see, MyPyramid Plan provides the services of a nutritionist, to help you create a healthy diet plan, that doesn’t cost you your arms and leg. But for those people who suffer certain diseases, physical activities are not recommended before a consultation with your physician.

To get started click on over to MyPyramid Plan, fill in the information, follow the instructions, and you will create a customized healthy diet plan to fit your individual needs.

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Flu Vaccinations Now Available At Walgreens Pharmacies

December 21, 2008

Take Care Clinics in select Walgreens stores across the country has been offering flu vaccinations starting Oct. 1. Board certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants will administer the flu shots seven days a week. FluMist nasal spray will also be offered in some states with no appointment necessary. There are more than 6,300 neighborhood Walgreens pharmacies from coast to coast offering the vaccine. Walgreens anticipates administering more than one million flu vaccinations.” For more information visit TakeCareHealth.com.

CDC recommends taking the flu vaccination starting in October. Flu activity peaks between December and March, and it takes two weeks after vaccination for the body to be really prepared to protect against influenza. Medical experts strongly recommend patients 50 and older, as well as children and adults with chronic heart and lung conditions get vaccinated. The vaccinations may be covered by insurance plans or Medicare Part B. Patients are encouraged to check with their insurance provider.

FluMist nasal spray is not available in these states: Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina and West Virginia. Flu Vaccinations will only be administered in these states by nurses at scheduled flu shot clinics Visit walgreens.com/flu or call 1-800-FLU-9950 for Walgreens locations and available times. Appointments are recommended.

Walgreens is the nation’s largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2008 sales of $59 billion. The company operates 6,443 drugstores in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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Audio Relaxation Program Lowers High Blood Pressure in Elderly

September 21, 2008

Once the body and mind become equally relaxed, blood pressure falls considerably, even for elderly people. And the best tools for relaxation are background sounds of ocean waves, calming voices and classical music. These findings were reported by researchers at the American Heart Association’s 62nd Annual Fall Conference of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research in Atlanta.

Although the relaxation program listeners showed slightly better results than the Mozart’s sonata listeners, all in all, both groups did very well in reducing their blood pressures. The relaxation program has been used for many years to correct disorders of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), but this is first time it is been used to reduce high blood pressure.

This program can be used by anyone to supplement their regular blood pressure medications. It is self regulated, so there is no need for physicians supervision.

Elderly people are plague by high systolic (number on top) blood pressure , and the relaxation program showed a 6.4 percent drop in systolic pressure. This is as good as any single treatment can do.

The relaxation CD, “Revitalizer II”, used for the study was produced by clinical psychologist Dr. Thomas Budzynski, and is available here.

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Scientists Say Watermelon is as Good as Viagra

July 18, 2008

A recent study reveals the effectiveness of watermelon for enhancing male libido.   Scientists discovered  an ingredient in watermelon that mimics the action of Viagra.

Watermelon contains citrulline which boosts erections.  In the liver, citrulline is converted  to arginine.  Arginine is a precursor to nitric oxide, which increases men’s sexual strength, by  relaxing blood vessels to facilitate blood flow to the penis.  This is exactly what happens when men take Viagra.

After arginine is converted to nitric oxide, the nitric oxide is later converted to citrulline, which is then recycled back to arginine, and hence doubles the production of nitric oxide.

But citrulline is much more effective than arginine. Studies show citrulline to be more effective in producing nitric oxide, since the body easily absorbs citrulline.  This makes the blood plasma level more concentrated after taking citrulline (or eating watermelon), than after taking arginine.  Watch out for the seeds.

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