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Daily snippets for December 04, 2013:
Lifestyle: Wide awake drunk public health threat. Want to see a wide awake drunk? Feed them caffeine in an
energy drink! Not only are they hyperactive awake but they drink a lot more, have blackouts, engage in more physical
risks but they often also end in the ER with alcohol poisoning or even dead sometimes. This is such a health
problem that the US no longer allows premixed high-caffeine products with alcohol in them. But any bar will mix
drinks such as vodka Red Bulls and Jäger bombs, made by dropping a shot of Jägermeister liquor into a glass of
Red Bull. College kids especially are susceptible to the use of energy drinks and alcohol together, leading to heavier
drinking and more serious alcohol-related problems.
Food and Nutrition: The sugar trap: Obese people have an impaired the ability to detect sweets on the
tongue. The plumper you are, the fewer taste cells you have on the tongue that respond to sweet stimulus. Even then,
the cells you still have respond weakly. Obesity also leads to alterations in the brain and the peripheral taste system.
Of course, this leads to indulging in even more sweets to generate the desired endorphins and satisfaction levels.
Past research has shown that obese people yearn for more sweet and savory foods than others because they do not
taste flavors as well as thinner people. When a person can appropriately taste things, they can more easily regulate
what they eat.
Medical Madness: What was that definition of insanity? Chemotherapy fits that one. Chemotherapy carries
an overall 5-year survival rate of 2.1% This means there is about a 98% chance you’re not going to make it. One
common problem with chemo is that a tumor responds very well at first only to come back resistant to chemo. It is a
pretty simple thing for cancer to outsmart deadly chemo by switching off one gene in the cancer’s DNA. These tumor
cells quickly repair the chemo effect and refuse to die. Would you board an airplane that had a 98% probability of
crashing? If you could choose between that plane and one that has a 90% chance of making it alive to the
destination, which would you choose? Choose wisely peeps.
Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements: Ginger root can treat many things ranging from simple nausea to
advanced arthritis. Ginger root not only enhances food nutrient uptake but also improves vitamins and supplements
potency to speed up the delivery of nutrition into the bloodstream. Ginger root thins the blood to help reduce angina
episodes while also lowering cholesterol. Ginger root increase blood flow to warm up cold body temperatures and
relieve abdominal cramps during menstruation. Ginger root is mentioned in the oldest medical writings from both
India and China is one of the most prescribed herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Got a cold? Try some ginger
root to eliminate toxins and raise body heat. You can take ginger root capsules and you can also make ginger root
tea for a delicious daily tonic.
Daily HealthTrivia: We caused this trivia: Children who are fully vaccinated have a much higher incidence of
asthma. Vaccinated boys are 120% more likely to have asthma than unvaccinated boys.
The First Rule of Happiness: Unshared happiness is pretty much tasteless.
Quotable: The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. ~ Old Chinese Proverb
Laugh About It! It just doesn’t seem fair that there were only two to choose from in the presidential election
but 50 in the Miss American Pageant. I call a do-over...
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