Monday, 26 May 2014

Elegant, Easy Exercise on a Mini-Trampoline

Try Rebounding on a Mini-Trampoline 
Bounce your way to better health with this ideal mini-trampoline. As long as your feet are in fair condition and you're able to stand, this mini-trampoline is easy to use, and its cardio-vascular benefits are similar to those acquired by jumping rope. And "rebounding" on a trampoline is easier than jumping rope, because there is nothing on which to trip. It seems like all the rage right now, but those in the know were using mini-trampolines in the 1990s. The svelte and intelligent character Charlotte Cavendish in the series Lovejoy, for example, used to bounce fifty times on her mini-trampoline in the morning, and another fifty in the evening.
A mini-trampoline will help you build cardiovascular fitness, tone your legs, abs, buttocks, and back--it lets you do a low-impact aerobic workout at home. A mini-trampoline is easy to store in an apartment or small house. ~~M-J

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M-J's Check It and Chuck It Update for Skin-Care














Potentially Dangerous Ingredients
in Personal Grooming Products

M-J de M. Says,
"Check It and Chuck It!"
               





Where to Look for These Chemical Additives

















The Likely Risks Posed by These Unnecessary Poisons
ParabensParabens are very frequently  used as preservatives in soaps and cosmetics. Your skin is the largest and most damage-prone organ of your body.The three commonly-used parabens are associated with the development of cancers; they cause hormone-imbalances. Look for the three wicked sisters: Poly, Ethyl and Methyl Paraben--and give them the heave-ho!
Petrolatum, Paraffin, and Mineral Oil Found in many "high-quality" lotions and skin-creams.These petroleum derivatives coat the skin like plastic – clogging pores with toxins and causing premature ageing. Petroleum-containing products can disrupt one's endocrine-system--their hormones--in negative ways. Paraffin is wax, and is just about the most comedogenic substance you can apply to your skin.
Sodium Laurel or Lauryl Sulfate --It's also Known as Sodium Laureth Sulfate This chemical causes skin to weaken and age prematurely; it makes the skin more thin and porous thus prone to absorbing other dangerous substances.Sodium Laurel/Sodium Laureth Sulfates can combine with other chemicals and form "nitrosamine" which is a known carcinogen usually found in preserved meats such as bacon.



Propylene GlycolFound in many cosmetics as an emollient, and is also used in fragrance-olis.Propylene Glycol can cause dermatitis and skin irritation. It may inhibit skin-cell growth. Propylene glycol is associated with kidney and liver problems.
Phenol-Carbolic AcidFound in some lotions and skin creams.Can cause circulatory corrosion, neuroligical damage, coma, and respiratory failure.
AcrylamideA common ingredient in many face-creams and liquid facial foundations.Acrylamide is associated with the development of tumors in the breast.
TolueneFound in most nail-polishes and some fragrance-sprays.Chronic exposure to toluene has been linked to anemia,  liver and kidney damage, and may adversely affect the unborn baby.
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Elegant Summer Dress

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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Fat and Cholesterol are Good for You, by Uffe Ravnskov

Cholesterol and Fat are Good for You; Statin Drugs Not so Good

M-J, 09/12/2009 at 8:53 pm


Cornish Pasty--Eat Hearty, Lads and Lassies!

M-J’s Book Recommendation, found at Amazon.com

Fat and Cholesterol are GOOD for You! by Uffe Ravnskov



Do you know
…what REALLY causes heart disease?
…that heart patients haven’t eaten more saturated fat than other people and stroke patients have eaten less?
…that diabetics may be cured if they replace carbohydrates with saturated fat?
…that people with low cholesterol become just as atherosclerotic as people with high?
…that high cholesterol is not a risk factor for women or diabetics?
…that high cholesterol is not a risk factor for old people although by far most heart attacks occur after age 65?
…that old people with high cholesterol live longer than old people with low?
…that the lipoproteins protect us against infectious diseases and probably also against cancer? The author is a scientist himself and has published more than 80 papers and letters in the scientific press critical to the cholesterol campaign, for which he has won two international awards. In his new book, which includes updated and simplified sections from his previous one (The Cholesterol Myths), Ravnskov also presents his own idea about the cause of heart disease, an idea that explains all the findings that do not fit with the present view.
Did you know…that cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but a substance vital to the cells of all mammals? …that your body produces three to four times more cholesterol than you eat?
…that the internal production increases when you eat only small amounts of cholesterol and decreases when you eat large amounts?
…that heart patients haven’t eaten more saturated fat than other people?
…that stroke patients have eaten less?
…that people with low cholesterol become just as atherosclerotic as people with high?
…that high cholesterol is not a risk factor for women?
…that high cholesterol is not a risk factor for old people although by far most heart attacks occur after age 65?
…that many of the cholesterol-lowering drugs are dangerous to your health and may shorten your life?
…that the cholesterol campaign creates immense prosperity for researchers, doctors, medical journals, drug producers and the food industry?
Read the entire analysis!

Author Biography

Uffe Ravnskov was born 1934 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He graduated in 1961 from the University of Copenhagen with an M.D, but has worked most of his time as a clinician and a researcher in Sweden, where he got his PhD from the University of Lund. He has published more than 100 papers and letters critical of the cholesterol campaign; most of them in major medical journals. Honoured by the Skrabanek Award 1999 given by Trinity College of Dublin, Ireland for original contributions in the field of medical skepticism, and by the 2007 Leo-Huss-Walin Prize for Independent Thinking in Natural Sciences And Medicine. He is a member of the editorial board of two medical journals and is the creator and spokesman of THINCS, The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics (www.thincs.org), an organization that includes more than 100 researchers and other university graduates from all over the world. More details about Uffe Ravnskov are available on www.ravnskov.nu/uffe



 
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