Tom’s Weekly Tips, Links and Tidbits Newsletter

Wednesday 18th May 2011

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Tom Grimshaw is an Otimum Wellness Researcher/Writer
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Hope you are having a great week.

Off to see our son Jarrod graduate from Uni on Friday. He finished last year and our youngest daughter Cadienne started her MBA this year. Busy time for her for the next few years.

Eldest daughter Teal is devoting her time to raising the two best grandkids we could ask for and this week they picked up the cutest little female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel crossed with a toy Poodle. Moet, our male toy Poodle, has been petitioning me for this for the last 12 years!

While we’re on the subject, he asked me to say if you’ve a good looking female dog, legs shapely but not too long, from whom you’d like puppies, he’s happy to show her a good time. Oh, and Darcy, our Schnauzer, also wagged his tail in agreement. Strange how life turns out isn’t it? Never once suspected I would end up pimping for a toy poodle! The things you do for your (fur) kids.


Basic Computer User | Advanced Computer User | Health | Humour | Other

Basic Computer User

Facebook behind Google smear campaign

Facebook executives have admitted to being responsible for a smear campaign aimed at convincing US lawmakers to fret about Google’s social media indexing feature, Social Circle.,facebook-behind-google-smear-campaign.aspx

Telstra warns of Nokia bug on NextG

Telstra has urged some Nokia smartphone users to upgrade their firmware after finding a conflict between the devices and upgrades scheduled for the NextG mobile network.,telstra-warns-of-nokia-bug-on-nextg.aspx

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Advanced Computer User

Expert: Sony yet to fully secure its networks

Sony’s computer networks remain vulnerable to attack three weeks after the company learned that it had been victim of one of the biggest data breaches in history, according to an Internet security expert.,expert-sony-yet-to-fully-secure-its-networks.aspx

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Did you know babies that wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to get a diaper rash than babies wearing a cotton diaper.


"We now know from history that those vaccines have been used for more than 40 years and the diseases, all of them, are still here. Meanwhile, autism, diabetes, and all kinds of autoimmune diseases have increased.

We don’t know what damage we’re doing -- actually we know that in association with those vaccines, chronic diseases in children have increased. But nobody is paying attention. Everybody is denying that."

Patrick McGory Insane?

I think wanting to test 3 year olds for mental health problems qualifies him as such.

Why do we allow food colours and excitotoxins into food then wonder why kids act hyper?

Why does the government allow the drugging of children which leads to homicides and suicides?

Isn’t THAT insane?

Discovery of Bt insecticide in human blood proves GMO toxin a threat to human health, study finds

The built-in pesticide has been integrated into certain GM crops to ward off pests. Bt corn, for instance, has actually been designed to produce the toxin directly inside its kernels, which are later eaten by both livestock and humans. The new study shreds the false notion that Bt is broken down by the digestive system, and instead shows that the toxin definitively persists in the bloodstream.

DCA Causes Regression in Several Cancers

DCA is an odourless, colourless, inexpensive, relatively non-toxic, small molecule. And researchers at the University of Alberta believe it may soon be used as an effective treatment for many forms of cancer.

One Nutritionist’s Top 55 Foods

Fill your cupboards and fridge with these and you will be doing a lot better than most!

Quote from Thomas Jefferson (1778)

“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as the souls who live under tyranny.”

The China Study

More than one person has suggested I read Dr Campbell’s book. Here is a link to a critique of it: and here’s another:

Hidden Beauty Secrets from Your Kitchen

By Anesta Dawkins

For me, a trip to the beauty supply store can cause a bad case of sticker shock. And the cosmetics counter is even worse. Sometimes it feels like you need a second job just to pay for your beauty regimen.

But you don’t have to pay those high prices just to look good. You can replace many expensive beauty products with alternatives you may already have right in your own kitchen.

Over the years, I’ve discovered several foods that also make great substitutes for those pricey beauty-counter products. Take potatoes, for instance.

How often have you spent extra time applying makeup to hide those dark circles under your eyes? Talk about frustrating!

Try a slice of fresh raw potato instead. Just place potato slices on the skin under your eyes and let them sit for a few minutes. It works wonders.

You see, potatoes are a rich source of catecholase, an enzyme used in some high-end skin lighteners. With potatoes, you get the same effect for pennies instead of dollars.

Another way to cut your cost – but not cut corners – is with plain old table sugar. It’s not very healthy to eat, but it can leave your skin glowing.

In the shower, rub your skin gently all over with a little sugar and rinse it away. Along with the sugar, you’ll rinse away lots of dull, dead skin cells. Sugar works likes those fancy exfoliating creams… but for a lot less money.

Next, let’s head to the fridge to soften and smooth skin. Yogurt does an excellent job and leaves your skin simply glowing.

Yogurt is high in lactic acid, which testing shows helps keep skin smooth and soft. Studies also show that yogurt can help your skin recover from sunburn faster.1

Just smooth a little plain organic yogurt on rough skin, let it sit for a few minutes and wash it off with a gentle cleanser. Many women swear by yogurt facials.

Another inexpensive way to soften your dry skin is with olive oil.

You’ve probably seen lots of expensive cosmetic products that contain olive oil. But why not go right to the source and save a few dollars?

In a recent hospital test, olive oil helped keep newborns’ skin healthier than conventional moisturizers.2

Just massage a tablespoon of virgin olive oil into rough, dry skin and let it go to work. You don’t even have to wash it off.

Another must-have from my kitchen collection is apple cider vinegar. I call it my cure-all. It’s one of the most versatile beauty remedies I know.

It makes a great astringent and toner. If I have a stubborn pimple, I just dab on a little apple cider vinegar before bed. It may not have the most “cosmetic” smell, but it almost always does the trick. You’ll wake up with tighter pores, too.

For razor bumps, it’s practically a miracle. It stops itches fast, too. When the inside of my ear starts itching, I just put a little apple cider vinegar on a cotton swab and dab it on the itchy spot. It gives me instant relief.

Finally, here’s my favorite skin-care miracle from the kitchen… honey.

You may have heard that honey is anti-bacterial. But it’s also used to speed the healing of wounds and minimize scarring.3

Honey contains powerful antioxidants, encourages healthy tissue growth and stimulates the immune system. It’s truly one of Nature’s wonders.

A honey facial mask is a refreshing moisturizer. Just apply a little raw, organic honey to your face and wash it off with a gentle cleanser after 10 minutes. The honey feels sticky, which may seem strange at first. But the results are worth it.

And honey doesn’t just moisturize. Many people claim it helps clear up stubborn acne. Considering the price of most acne products, I think it’s worth a try.

These kitchen remedies aren’t just less expensive. They have none of the dangerous chemicals often found in over-the-counter beauty products… because they’re all natural.

So the next time you’re looking for a quick beauty fix, your kitchen would be a good place to start.

Homespun wisdom of a true guru - Warren Buffett

This guy is worth listening to. Again and again.

Parsley and Celery, Apples and Nuts Help Prevent Breast Cancer

In a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, Salman Hyder, the Zalk Endowed Professor in Tumor Angiogenesis and professor of biomedical sciences in the University of Missouri-Columbia’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, gave apigenin (a common compound found mostly in parsley and celery but also in apples, oranges, other fruit and nuts) to rats with a particular type of breast cancer. The apigenin prevented the cancers from growing their own blood vessels. This slows their development and growth.

TSA backscatter radiation safety tests were rigged

The TSA adamantly refuses to allow independent testing of the radiation levels being emitted by the machines.

A Quote From Albert Schweitzer:

The Nobel Prize laureate, visionary and famous doctor once wrote: “It’s supposed to be a secret but I’ll tell you anyway. We doctors do nothing. We only help and encourage the doctor within.”

CoQ10 and PQQ Revitalize Energy and Slow Cellular Aging

Researchers have demonstrated that powerful antioxidant nutrients known to enhance energy production by supporting mitochondrial regeneration can slow aging, prevent disease and extend healthy lifespan.

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Airline Screenings

Our government is really showing how stupid they can be. Somebody sent me an email that instead of searching passengers, just make them individually go into a bomb proof booth and send out signals that will detonate any explosives that passenger is carrying.

I like that idea.

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This Baseballer Is Awesome!!!!

Evan Longoria saves reporter with bare hand catch.

Conscious Men Video

I read the comments under this video and it occurred to me that there are a lot of hurt, angry people on both sides of the gender line who need to be helped.

Norwegian Tourist Traps

Architectural enhancements to Norway’s Tourist industry.

Smooth Criminal

2 Chellos - Spectacular!

Do You Like Groceries? Then Can the Tax!

The Citizens Electoral Council has just escalated its fight to save the national food bowl and stop the carbon tax by releasing a dossier exposing the Queen of England’s personal role in the “green” deindustrialisation of Australia, and in leading the global drive for a zero-carbon régime to reduce the world’s population.

20 Tips To Surviving a Plane Crash

Great advice here.

Daniel Barenboim Conducting Ravel’s Bolero by the Belin Philharmoonic Orchestra and part II

Owl and Cat

Just for fun.

Alcoa, Toto unveil green building panels that eat smog

A skyscraper that devours the smog around it? Now that’s what I call a smart idea.

Quote from Winston Churchill

"You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."

Quote from Peterson

"Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.”

Quote from Steve Martin

"Be so good they can’t ignore you."

Quote from Jean de La Fontaine

"Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish."

Quote from Christopher Robin to Pooh

“Promise me you will always remember – You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”

Quote from Alan Kay

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

Quote from J. K. Rowling

“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”

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Until next time, dream big dreams, read widely, 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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