Tom’s Weekly Tips, Links and Tidbits Newsletter
Wednesday 8th February 2012
I trust this finds you fit and well.
In the USA a national scandal has been exposed regarding the psychiatric drugging of children. “Meantime, nationally, every week a child goes into a coma, 4 children die of side effects and one child commits suicide because of these drugs…”
Here is a link to the news: http://www.psychsearch.net/psych_news/news/
And get this, they want to do more if it here in OZ! Can you believe it?
But wait, there’s more! Current recommendations include the proposal to sterilize certain classes of people. Wait a minute. Haven’t I heard that before? Oh yes. It was a Nazi idea.
What’s that you ask? Didn’t the psychiatrists just publicly admit to being the ones behind Hitler’s ethnic cleansing and involuntary sterilisation programs? Too right. They are now raising the same unholy ideas here in Oz.
If you think involuntary sterilisation and wholesale drugging is NOT the answer we need, speak up now here http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr12-mb-mb001.htm. Who knows how many kids will owe their lives to you if we reverse this dangerous trend.
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Physio Tips For Computer Users
Thanks to Martin and Heidi from Doyles’ Physio Therapy in Pyrmont for permission to pass these tips along.
Sit in a good quality, adjustable chair. Pull your chair close to your desk, adjust the seat height so your elbows hips and knees are at 90 degrees. Forearms should be parallel or sloping down the desktop and feet should be on the floor.
Adjust your chair’s back support, so it is in the lower part of your back near your hips. It should gently tilt your pelvis forward.
Have the screen straight in front of you at arm’s length away.
Ensure your screen is easy to see. Make sure there are no light sources behind it, and tilt the screen to eliminate reflections.
Don’t use a laptop for extended periods. If you must plug in a full sized keyboard and mouse.
Limit continuous computer use. Take breaks every 30 minutes and do neck and shoulder stretches - shoulder rolls are great! Focus on a distant point to give your eyes a break. Get up and walk around hourly.
Take notice of early warnings. If you feel and ache or discomfort in any part of your body, check your posture, take a break and if the problem persists see a physiotherapist.
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Your Good Health
Your good health is a spectacular asset.
Don’t undervalue it.
Most people do - until they no longer have it.
Pause for a moment today and imagine your life without good health.
Then answer this question for me.
“What are you going to change this week to preserve and enhance your health?”
Exercise triggers stem cells in muscle
Researchers have determined that an adult stem cell present in muscle is responsive to exercise, a discovery that may provide a link between exercise and muscle health. The findings could lead to new therapeutic techniques using these cells to rehabilitate injured muscle and prevent or restore muscle loss with age. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120206143944.htm
Saving Food From The Fridge: It Will Taste Better, May Even last Longer, And Reduce Your Energy Bills
Fridges are a recent invention; for thousands of years, people lived without them, but had many low-tech ways of making food last. Today most fridges are filled with stuff that would last just as long and probably would taste a lot better if it was never lost in the back of the fridge. They are expensive air conditioned parking lots for what Shay Salomon called "compost and condiments." http://www.treehugger.com/kitchen-design/saving-food-fridge-it-will-taste-better-may-even-last-longer-and-reduce-your-energy-bills.html
Scientists created bird flu superbug that could set off next global pandemic
During roughly the same time period that health experts worldwide have been warning that the infamous H5N1 avian flu virus could soon morph into a highly-transmissible, exceedingly-deadly “super strain” capable of killing millions, scientists from around the world have been exposed deliberately developing such a strain in laboratories. http://www.naturalnews.com/034822_bird_flu_superbug_global_pandemic.html
Crops being sprayed with MSG, glutamic acid as chemical growth enhancers
Many Natural News readers know of government requirements for irradiating raw almonds and herbs, destroying their nutritional value, under the guise of food safety. This and pasteurizing milk are but two examples of how federal agencies are destroying our food’s nutrition.
Not so many health conscious consumers know of crops being sprayed with the essence of MSG, glutamic acid or free glutamates. Emerald BioAgriculture got EPA approval to allow use of their growth enhancer AuxiGro on crops in all states. They are trying to get approval for using AuxiGro on organic crops as well.
“Hey Dude, That Isn’t Wax On Your Apple!” by Clint Richardson http://www.http://realitybloger.wordpress.com
Disease Industry Attack On Traditional And Complementary Medicine
Prof John Dwyer and his misinformed ilk have attacked Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Chiropractic and Naturopathy. http://www.health-freedom.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=681%3Ahappy-chinese-year-of-the-dragon
Can Nutrition Reduce Violence In Prisons?
Encouraging healthier eating could be the government’s secret weapon in the fight against crime, according to experts. A study by researchers at the University of Oxford published in 2002 has found that adding vitamins and other vital nutrients to young people’s diets can cut crime. They found that improving the diets of young offenders at a maximum security institution in Buckinghamshire cut offences by 25%. The study - one of the first to show a scientific link between healthy eating and crime - has now been extended to see if the findings can be applied to the population in general. http://www.foodmatters.tv/_webapp_195121/Can_Nutrition_Reduce_Violence_In_Prisons
Soy? No Thanks!
Soy contains trypsin inhibitors that inhibit protein digestion and affect pancreatic function. Soy contains phytic acid, which reduces absorption of minerals like calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. Soy increases our requirement for vitamin D, which 50% of American are already deficient in. Soy phytoestrogens disrupt endocrine function and have the potential to cause infertility and to promote breast cancer in adult women. Vitamin B12 analogs in soy are not absorbed and actually increase the body’s requirement for B12. Processing of soy protein results in the formation of toxic lysinoalanine and highly carcinogenic nitrosamines. Free glutamic acid or MSG, a potent neurotoxin, is formed during soy food processing and additional amounts are added to many soy foods to mask soy’s unpleasant taste. Soy can stimulate the growth of estrogen-dependent tumors and cause thyroid problems, especially in women. https://www.facebook.com/BellatrixNutrition/posts/364345703592859
If you like Star Wars and\or dogs you will enjoy this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ntDYjS0Y3w&sns=em
Eggs, Berries, Vegetable Soup, Whole Fruits, Fish, Black Beans, Broccoli, Nuts, Oats and Quinoa. http://www.losethebackpain.com/blog/2012/01/12/most-filling-foods/
Sugar Contributes To 35 million Deaths A Year
“We are now seeing the toxic downside [of eating excessive amounts of sugar]. There has to be some sort of societal intervention. We cannot do it on our own because sugar is addictive. Personal intervention is necessary, but not sufficient.” These are the words of Dr. Robert H. Lustig, a professor of clinical paediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco Centre for Obesity Assessment, Study, and Treatment, who led the latest research on the dangers of eating too much sugar.
As expected, sugar industry groups like the US Sugar Association were quick to respond when asked to comment on the latest research findings. Prof Charles Baker, chief scientific officer of the Sugar Association, said: "When the full body of science is evaluated during a major review, experts continue to conclude that sugar intake is not a causative factor in any disease, including obesity."
This kind of reaction is to be expected, I guess, as sugar (especially given its addictive nature) is big business. There’s no escaping it, sugar is literally everywhere and trying to find food that contains little or no sugar on a supermarket shelf is not only near-impossible, but when you do get it, it costs an arm and a leg. So not only is sugar regulation necessary but people’s choices must actually be increased by making foods that aren’t loaded with sugar easier and cheaper to find.
Currently, the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for sugar is 120 grams for men and 90 grams for women. However, this allowance is very easy to exceed, even for those who believe they’re making so-called healthy choices. For example, a loaf of bread contains 3.5 grams of sugar, an Innocent smoothie 10.5 grams, Special K red berry breakfast cereal 23 grams and a Starbuck’s skinny muffin 43.6 grams, to mention but a few foods that many may consider to be healthier options.
Questioning quantity and quality
In his article, Dr Lustig writes that excess sugar in the diet does not just add calories, but has been linked to numerous health problems, which occur even in people who are a normal weight.
According to Lustig, too much sugar can cause:
- High blood pressure (fructose raises uric acid, which raises blood pressure)
- Increase in the blood fats (triglycerides)
- Liver problems
He concludes that sugar has the potential to be abused and like tobacco and alcohol, can lead to addiction.
Lustig is talking about added sugars and not naturally occurring sugars in foods like fruit or milk. He defines added sugar as “any sweetener containing the molecule fructose that is added to food in processing.”
Sugar consumption has tripled in the past 50 years and it’s probably no coincidence that obesity rates have shot up over this same period too. If Dr. Lustig’s commentary is not a wake-up call to policy makers and regulators, I don’t know what would be.
It’s safe to say it’s time to turn our attention to sugar in the battle against obesity, diabetes and heart disease despite the uphill battle we’re facing against sugar lobbyists.
A good first step for anyone trying to reduce their sugar intake is to cut back on, or better still, cut out sugary drinks... and on a much higher level of intervention, governments around the world should consider taxing foods high in sugar, in addition to providing subsidies for fruit and vegetables, in order to promote healthier diets.
Article from HSI newsletter. Sources:
Sugar ’is toxic and must be regulated just like cigarettes’, claim scientists, published online 02.02.12, dailymail.co.uk
Americans Sweet on Sugar: Time to Regulate? Published online 02.02.12, webmd.com
Sugar tax needed, say US experts, published online 02.02.12, bbc.co.uk
Support This Cause?
One of my friends has a cause very well worth while supporting. In fact, it could even be justifiably classified as a life or death proposition. After all, how many have died in all the illegal, unconstitutional wars waged by the US since WWII? http://www.causes.com/causes/300280-support-the-constitution-of-the-united-states/actions?recruiter_id=128043966
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What To Do?
You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus:
1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.
Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car? Think before you continue reading.
This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application. You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first. Or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back. However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.
The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer. He simply answered: ’I would give the car keys to my old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams.’
Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations.
Never forget to ’Think Outside of the Box.’
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In Less Than 12 Minutes
A concise summary of some serious ills... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KuuJdeeZO0
The stinkers list - 10 model series that were less reliable than the previous model
When the likes of Jaguar, Porsche, Ford, GM, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen, Renault and Chrysler introduce a new model series, it is equally or more reliable than the model it replaces. Right? Wrong! New information has been released this week which indicates all of the above companies have replaced major models with less reliable models in the last decade - the worst three examples were 60%, 54% and 40% more likely to break down than their predecessor. http://www.gizmag.com/10-model-redesigns-that-didnt-work/21266/
Oh The Places You’ll Go
Based on Dr. Seuss’s final book before his death, this is a story about life’s ups and downs, told by the people of Burning Man 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ahv_1IS7SiE
Ron Paul "WE NEED TO TAKE OUT THE CIA"
“There’s been a coup, have you heard? It’s the CIA coup. The CIA runs everything, they run the military. They’re the ones who are over there lobbing missiles and bombs on countries. ... And of course the CIA is every bit as secretive as the Federal Reserve. ... And yet think of the harm they have done since they were established [after] World War II. They are a government unto themselves. They’re in businesses, in drug businesses, they take out dictators ... We need to take out the CIA.” -Ron Paul http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dECSYm5bSM
Interactive Still Life Painting Lets You Mess Up Perfect Scene
Still life paintings have been an artist favorite for plenty of centuries, and if done well they can be truly remarkable. But even if you really love art, looking at bowl after bowl of fruit can get a little boring. Well, this guy revved it up a notch or two. http://gajitz.com/interactive-still-life-painting-lets-you-mess-up-perfect-scene/
Wonderfully talented, smart, happy dogs & what a trainer! A fabulous example of dogs and trainer having fun. http://www.flixxy.com/dog-show.htm
Change Your Thinking
It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking...
Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.
One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window.
The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.
The men talked for hours on end.
They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation..
Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.
The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and colour of the world outside.
The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every colour and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene. One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by.
Although the other man could not hear the band - he could see it in his mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.
Days, weeks and months passed.
One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep.
She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.
As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.
Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside.
He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed.
It faced a blank wall...
The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.
The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.
She said, ’Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.’
There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.
Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.
If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.
Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present.
The origin of this letter is unknown, but you may share it with others for who knows, it may change their way of thinking…..
Message from Jim Carrey
Love it! Hope you do to. www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc2NPeIFItQ
It’s Time to Smile at the Golden Cross (And Start Buying Stocks)
Many tell me about the risk in buying stocks.
I tell them a simple story that I will repeat to you.
You can buy a 10-year U.S Treasury bond that pays 2 percent annually from a country that is $15 trillion in debt and has deficits or more than $1 trillion.
But somehow, a company that pays a 3 percent to 5 percent dividend and makes more than $10 billion annually and has more cash than long term debt is somehow risky?
I’m not one for too much technical analysis — I leave those tools to day traders — but I love when certain indicators confirm what I have personally believed.
The so-called “Golden Cross” was triggered in the S&P 500 Index on Tuesday.
The “cross” happens when the 50-day moving average rises above the 200-day moving average, which is generally a positive development.
In the past 50 years, the cross has happened 26 times, and the market reacted higher 81 percent of the time. That’s in line with what I expect: an upward trend in the markets.
I have been telling folks for the past six months that it is great time to buy stocks from a fundamental or valuation reason.
Combine that with a technical reason and the fact that France, Germany and the United States have elections and equity buyers who have chosen a wise adviser should be smiling during the next year or so.
About the Author: Bill Spetrino
Bill Spetrino is a member of the Moneynews Financial Brain Trust. Click Here to read more of his articles. He is also the editor of the Dividend Machine. Discover more by Clicking Here Now. http://www.moneynews.com/BillSpetrino/Golden-Cross-buy-stocks/2012/02/03/id/428395
Protest Internet Snooping Bill
“A direct assault on Internet users” is what the ACLU is calling it. A U.S. House committee has already approved HR 1981, a broad new Internet snooping bill.
And get this -- it’s also authored by SOPA sponsor Lamar Smith.
They want to force Internet service providers to keep track of and retain their customers’ information -- including your name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and temporarily-assigned IP addresses.
The Internet blew away the insiders with our work against SOPA. Let’s do it again this time:
Please click here to urge your lawmakers to oppose the snooping bill -- it’s already passed through committee.
The ACLU, the EFF, Demand Progress, and 25 other civil liberties and privacy groups have expressed our opposition to this legislation.
ISPs would collect and retain your data whether or not you’re accused of a crime.
Supporters shamelessly dubbed it the “Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act” but our staunchest allies in Congress are calling it what it is: an all-encompassing Internet snooping bill.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California -- a SOPA hero who also led Democratic opposition to this bill -- said, “It represents a data bank of every digital act by every American [that would] let us find out where every single American visited Web sites.”
This legislation is appalling, and it’s already passed through committee. Will you click here to urge your lawmakers to oppose it?
PS: Let’s stop this one in its tracks, just as we did with SOPA. Please forward this email to your friends, or use these links:
If you’re already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.
If you’re already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign.
It was approximately 8.30 a.m. on a busy morning when an elderly gentleman in his eighties arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9.00 a.m.
I took his vital signs and had him take a seat. I knew it would take more than an hour before someone would to able to attend to him. I saw him check his watch anxiously for the time and decided to evaluate his wound since I was not busy with another patient.
On examination, the wound was well healed. Hence, I talked to one of the doctors to get the supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.
We began to engage in a conversation while I was taking care of his wound. I asked him if he had another doctor’s appointment later as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no and said that he needed to go to the nursing home to have breakfast with his wife.
I inquired about her health. He told me that she had been in the nursing home for a while as she was a victim of Alzheimer’s disease. I probed further and asked if she would be upset if he was slightly late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was and she had not been able to recognize him since five years ago.
I asked him in surprise, “And you still go every morning, even though she doesn’t know who you are?”
He smiled as he patted my hand and said, “She doesn’t know me, but I still know who she is.”
I had to hold back my tears as he left.
I had goose bumps on my arm, and I thought, “That is the kind of love I want in my life.”
True love is neither physical nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.
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Until next time,
dream big dreams,
think well of your fellow man,
eat food that’s good for you
and do the important things
that make a difference -
they are rarely the urgent ones!
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