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Dangerous Potato Chips

Public knowledge of the serious dangers found in potato chips may finally be surfacing. The California-based Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) has filed notices with the state's attorney general against potato chip manufacturers:

-->Lay's potato chip maker PepsiCo Inc.
-->Pringles maker Proctor & Gamble Co.
-->Cape Cod potato chip parent Lance Inc.
-->Kettle Chips maker Kettle Foods Inc.

... that would require them to place labels on their products warning consumers about the high levels of acrylamide found inside. Acrylamide is formed when starchy foods are baked or fried at high temperatures and is considered a cancer-causing chemical by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.

Manufacturers who sell their products without such warnings are in violation of California law, California Proposition 65.

The attorney general's office has 60 days to decide to pursue the case; if the state declines, the ELF will file lawsuits against the companies.

What Do the Chip Makers Have to Say?
The reaction from the chip makers was on the defensive ... though the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) wavering position on the dangers of acrylamide certainly doesn't help.

Perhaps the FDA should review the report developed by the ELF that listed just how far various chip brands exceeded the state's required warning levels for acrylamide. The offenders include:

-->Cape Cod Robust Russet: 910 times
-->Kettle Chips (lightly salted): 505 times
-->Kettle Chips (honey dijon): 495 times
-->Pringles Snack Stacks (pizza-flavored): 170 times
-->Lay's Baked: 150 times

Dr. Mercola's Comment:

I suspect nearly everyone reading this enjoys the taste of potato chips. However, they are clearly one of the most toxic processed foods you can eat. Do you really want to trade a few moments of taste pleasure for cancer?

Potato chips are loaded with acrylamide. This is only one of the many side effects that occur when food is highly processed; for instance, using high temperatures to cook foods can contribute to the formation of carcinogenic substances. Another similar example occurs when meats are cooked at high temperatures. In this case, heterocyclic amines can be formed.

Ideally, you should consume foods that are minimally processed to avoid these types of toxic byproducts. I assure you that there are many others, most of which have yet to be discovered. Acrylamides have only been known for a few years and many experts discounted them when they were first discovered.

In the best case, over half of your foods should be uncooked and eaten in the raw state. My diet is typically about 80 percent to 90 percent raw foods, and I find it is one of the major ways that I am able to remain healthy and avoid all sorts of health problems and challenges.

It may take you awhile to have more than 50 percent of your diet raw but start by throwing out the obvious and well-known processed foods that there is absolutely no excuse to consume:

-->French fries and potato chips
-->All sodas

Beware of Cold Drinks

This is a very good article. Not only about the warm water after your meal, but about heart attacks. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold water, maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating.

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.

It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine . Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks - You should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.

You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive.

Coughing relieves : Vicks Vaporub

To stop nighttime coughing in a child (or adult as we found out Personally), put Vicks Vaporub generously on the bottom of the feet at bedtime then cover with socks. Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in about 5 minutes And stay stopped for many, many hours of relief.

Works 100% of the time and is more effective in children than even Very strong prescriptions cough medicines. In addition it is extremely soothing and comforting and they will sleep soundly.

I heard the head of the Canada Research Council describe these
Findings on behalf of their scientists when they were investigating
the effectiveness and usage of prescription cough medicines in children as compared to alternative therapies like accupressure. I Just happened to tune in A.M. Radio and picked up this guy talking about why cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good due to the chemical makeup of these strong drugs so, I listened.

It was a surprising finding and found to be more effective than prescribed medicines for children at bedtime, and in addition, it Has a soothing and calming effect on sick children who then went on to Sleep soundly .

Lolly tried it on herself when she had a very deep constant and persistent cough a few weeks ago and it worked 100%! She said that It felt like a warm blanket had enveloped her. Her coughing stopped in a few minutes and believe me, this was a deep,( incredibly annoying!) every few seconds uncontrollable cough, and she slept cough free for hours every night that she used it.

So, if you have children or if you end up sick, try it yourself and you will be absolutely amazed by the effect!

Curing bee sting with penny

Noharm trying out this home remedy for a bee sting.

This one from Singapore...dunno how true but just keep 1ct coins in your pocket & see if it works.

Bee/Hornet Cure: (no joke)
Sharing this information in case you experience the same problem around your home/garden...

A couple of weeks ago I was unfortunate to get stung by both a bee and hornet while working in the garden. My arm swelled so off to the doctor I went. The clinic gave me cream and an antihistamine.

Next day the swelling got progressively worse so off to my regular doctor I went...infected arm needed an antibiotic.

**The interesting thing is what the Doctor told me...
'Next time you get stung put a penny on the bite for 15 minutes.'

That night my niece got stung by two bees. When she came over to swim.
I looked at the bite and it had already started to swell. So off I
went to get my money and taped a penny to her arm for 15 minutes.

Next morning, there was no sign of a bite. We were very surprised but figured perhaps she just wasn't allergic to the sting. Then guess what? I got stung again by a hornet twice on my left hand. I was distressed thinking I would have to go to the doctor for yet more antibiotics.

I promptly went into the house, got my money out and taped two pennies to my bites, then sat and sulked for 15 minutes. The penny took the string out of the bite immediately. I still wasn't sure what was going to happen.

In the meantime the hornets were attacking my niece and she got stung on the thumb. Out came another penny. The next morning I could only see a micro spot where I had been stung...no redness, no swelling. I went to see my niece and hers was the same. I couldn't even see where she got stung!

The Doctor said that somehow the copper in the penny counteracts the bite. I would never have believed it. But it DEFINITELY WORKED !

So remember this little bit of wisdom, keep a stock of pennies on hand at school and at home.

What Causes Loose Skin?

Why does the skin sometimes take on this hanging appearance (e.g., abdominal pannus) during the course of losing large amounts of weight? Why is it that not everyone who loses weight has this problem? Why do we see flabby skin develop even in people who have lost much less weight? What is the difference between those people who suffer from flabby or loose skin, and those who achieve weight loss while completely or partially avoiding this problem?

Well, the droopy appearance of folds of skin is most probably caused by crash diets that sacrifice large amounts of supporting muscle, or lean body mass. Even less severe diets and weight loss from bariatric surgery can result in a substantial amount of muscle loss over time. Perhaps future scientific research will show a correlation between loss of lean body mass on a diet with the development of redundant skin.

In the meanwhile, here's an example to illustrate how muscle loss on a diet can cause droopy folds of flabby, loose, skin. Let's say you start at a bodyweight of 115 pounds, in good toned shape with firm skin, but you gradually gain 100 pounds of body fat. You then go on some sort of crash weight-loss program or have bariatric surgery to quickly lose those 100 pounds.

However, let's say not all of the weight you lose is body fat. Perhaps 20% of your lost weight is muscle. This is not unusual on a severe crash diet, and many people lose much more muscle than that on these diets. In fact, if you were to fast on just water, 60% of your weight loss would be muscle. Besides, because muscle can rapidly dehydrate and sacrifice protein to provide an additional supply of energy, muscle loss increases the more active you are on a severe diet. But let's stick to a modest number of 20% muscle loss in this example.

Now, after your severe diet, you have returned to your starting bodyweight of 115 pounds, but your internal body composition is altered. You have 20 fewer pounds of muscle on your body, and 20 more pounds of body fat, even though you weigh as much as you did before you put on the extra weight! The percentage of your bodyweight that is fat is now higher than before you gained weight.

Would you expect your body to look as shapely and firm under these circumstances, with a higher percentage of body fat? NO! At 115 pounds, body parts that used to be filled with toned muscle are now filled with a greater volume of flabby fat instead. Pound for pound, fat takes up more volume than muscle, pushing farther out until it begins to hang in folds of skin. Continuing on with your diet only exacerbates the problem as your muscle level drops even more. Even worse, when your bodyweight dips below your normal starting point, you are now too thin and covered with flabby skin!

Now imagine the effect if you lose several hundred pounds of bodyweight, and your muscle loss is twice as much, 40-50% or more of lost bodyweight. Those voluminous folds of flab can become an enormous problem.

Loosing Thigh Fat

Here is how to get slim thighs and lose weight in the process, quick and easy.

Get Slim Thighs and Lose Weight

1. Sway on a mini-trampoline

You don't need to jump on a mini-trampoline to get incredible benefits from it. You just need to sway back and forth. You do this by keeping your toes in contact with it while your move your heels right and left. Doing this for about 20 minutes a day does an excellent job in slimming your legs while speeding up your weight loss process.

Now, if you're busy and can't do 20 minutes in a row of this, then I suggest you use the mini-trampoline in 3 minute mini-workouts during tv commercial breaks. This is quick, easy, and isn't a hassle. The average commercial break lasts about 3 minutes.

2. Do right and left sidekicks for 1 minute each
Kicking is a very effective way to slim down the legs. Just do sidekicks for a minute at a time for each leg. Sidekicks seem to work the legs better than front kicks. Depending on your conditioning, you may want to do 2 minutes for each leg. But make sure to only do 1 minute at a time.

Look, you don't need to go to the gym to get slim thighs and lose weight... try these 2 exercises out for 2 weeks and see what happens.

Healthy Japanese Green Tea

Tea, introduced by the Buddhist priest, was first used as the medicine more than as beverage, and the only limited people could taste in those days.
In 1191, one priest named Eisai made a great contribution to spread tea. He planted tea trees, after he returned to Japan from China with some tea seeds. The plant was great success, then the growing of tea began to spread. His work, Maintaining health by drinking tea, made a great contribution to enlighten people and let them pay attentions to the great power of tea.
In 1500s, Senno Rikyu, tea master, established the way of making tea(Sado). He elevated tea ritual to art. Still now, his started three schools,omote-senke,ura-senke and mushyanokouji-senke inherit his style of tea and contribute to spread not only tea itself, but also Japanese tradition through it.

Kyoto has been holding the reputation as the birthplace of high quality of tea. The plant is flourishing especially in Uji, which is located on the south in Kyoto, for the reasons below.
" Rich nature and environment suited to the cultivation. "
There are two rivers running - the Kizu river and the Uji river - through, and morning mist comes up from both rivers gives enough moisture to tea trees. And the property in Uji surrounded by many mountains is suitable for the growing of tea.
" Tradition rooted on this area "
Until the Kamakura Era, Kyoto was the center of everything; culture, academy, art, architecture, economy, and politics. And the way of tea had been formed and sharpened, and refined by many great pioneers like Eisai or Senno-Rikyu(Tea Master), and its style and thought still remain as the part of Japanese tradition.
Ujinotsuyuseicha Co., Ltd. is an Uji-based manufacture, having the aim at spreading our tradition through tea to all over the world.

Drinking green tea helps to keep your health and beauty. Green tea contains much vitamins, minerals, caffeine, and the main constituent Catechin which is responsible for the great power of green tea.

The major effects of green tea are as follows;
GREEN TEA MAY..............

" prevent cancer "
" act as an antioxidant "
" control the level of blood sugar and blood pressure "
" prevent dental decay "
" stimulate one's body "
" control body condition "
" prevent aging "
" deter food poisoning "
" prevent and treat skin disease "
" enhance one's health and prolong life "

Drinking green tea helps to keep your health and beauty. Green tea contains much vitamins, minerals, caffeine, and the main constituent Catechin which is responsible for the great power of green tea.

The major effects of green tea are as follows;
GREEN TEA MAY..............

" prevent cancer "
" act as an antioxidant "
" control the level of blood sugar and blood pressure "
" prevent dental decay "
" stimulate one's body "
" control body condition "
" prevent aging "
" deter food poisoning "
" prevent and treat skin disease "
" enhance one's health and prolong life "

Ok, lets talk about
How to enjoy Green tea

Sencha(loose tea)

[1] Prepare the water fully boiled.
[2] Warm the cup and teapot with hot water.
[3] Put one teaspoonful of tea leaves in teapot.
[4] Pour one cup of hot water(around 158F/ 70Ž) over tea leaves,
for green tea turns bitter and strong with boiling water.
[5] Steep it for 60-90 seconds or to your desired strength.
[6] Empty the content of teapot to the last drop.

Genmaicha and Houjicha(loose tea)


[1] Prepare the water fully boiled.
[2] Warm the cup and teapot with hot water.
[3] Put one teaspoonful of tea leaves in teapot.
[4] Pour one cup of boiling water over tea leaves.
[5] Steep it for 30 seconds or to your desired strength.
[6] Empty the content of teapot to the last drop.

Tea bags


[1] Prepare the water fully boiled.
[2] Place one tea bag in the cup or pot.
[3] Pour one cup of boiling water.
[4] Steep it for 60 seconds or to your desired strength.

Recognizing STROKE

STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Steps

During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm, Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some ?don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.
It only takes a minute to read this...

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke... totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR . Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK, to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently: It is sunny out today.)
R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

{NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue... if the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke}

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher. By knowing all these, you might save others life