Hidden Weed Killer In Your Bread

by on April 21, 2016

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Google told me the only way to kill it was by using the ubiquitous Roundup. This will kill it off for 3 to 4 years and then you just have to keep an eye open the when it starts coming back, and give it another going over.
You’ll never get rid of it without a ton of trouble – and/or expense. But in my bread?
So I got used to using weedkiller occasionally – in extreme circumstances.
But I didn’t expect to get Roundup in my bread.
Roundup is regularly used on all, or nearly all, commercial wheat to make it easier to harvest.


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An additional sad point about MS is that it generally afflicts quite young people – predominantly those between 30-40 years old.
The remissions that characterise MS occur when the body just appears to overcome the symptoms temporarily and the sufferer will have a good spell – which could last weeks or months. Following this, the MS kicks in again.
The existing treatment for MS is very limited.
Over the last 20 to 30 years we have seen some amazing results of using stem cells to help the body heal breakdown and trauma. So it was only a matter of time before it was used to help stimulate nerve cell growth.


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It’s possible to avoid getting very sick from chicken by following a few simple measures.
The bug which will easily make you sick is called campylobacter. It is found in animal faeces. Although it can affect red meat and unclean water, four of out five cases of campylobacter originate in poultry – mainly chicken. The problem is very real: and the chances of you becoming one of the 280,000 victims a year, and suffering stomach pains and diarrhoea for 2-3 days is high.
In fact, campylobacter infection is the commonest cause of food poisoning, by far exceeding cases of e coli or salmonella.


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So, sure – you need to watch out for exaggeration, even among those with expertise. (And with egg on their faces 10 years later.)
BUT it will be curable one day.
And in the meantime we are making some incredible headway.
Imagine what it was like back in the early twentieth century when we had:
– Tuberculosis
– Syphilis
– Gonorrhoea
– Blood poisoning
… all of which imposed a death sentence on the sorry victim.
No-one could have foreseen the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming in 1928.

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It is said that the average person needs to remember ten passwords a day – which obviously takes some mental gymnastics.
At least that’s better than using the same password for everything – which means that if a hacker finds out your single password they’ve got an “open sesame” to all your accounts everywhere. One study of over-50s found that their mental agility was equivalent to people eight years younger who were tested six years ago.

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Workout Partners

Although, if you are trying to lose weight, this sounds a bit depressing, the point is you could be one of those 3,500 people, if you’re in a situation of obesity. The main thing is to find a method that works for you. There are ways which have clearly been shown to encourage weight loss, and ways which are widely believed to produce weight loss but which actually don’t.


Apple Watch

The technology behind all this is what Apple calls the ResearchKit, which facilitates the exchange of health information from the body into the watch and beyond. If this sounds a bit scary, focus on the positive side. What if, in the future, a diabetic had an audible warning of when their blood sugar was getting too high or too low? Or someone with a heart problem got a warning when their blood pressure got above a certain level?


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In this case, the person interval training was said to have improved their fitness level by 50%. This included a very healthy body fat reduction of a fifth (interval training converts fat to muscle) and a weight loss of a stone (muscle is lighter than fat).
Pretty stunning results I think you’ll agree.
At the end the interval trainer says:
“I feel great after the five weeks – I really do: I don’t want it to stop. As far as the training goes, it’s hard – but it’s not as hard as [the aerobic exercise the other person did]. If you asked me to do four minutes of hard work or twenty minutes of moderate work – it’s four minutes of hard work every time.”


Is Cancer Due to Bad Luck?

by on February 4, 2015

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Our lifestyle choices affect the creation of degenerative disease tremendously. There is a huge amount of evidence to show that if we eat healthily, get a decent amount of exercise, stay within a normal weight range, and minimise our exposure to environmental chemicals we are more likely to live to a healthy old age.


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In fact you are told to always and only drink bottled water. But what if the bottled water is suspect as well – which it often is?

Worse, what if the pollutants we often find in ordinary tap water are even worse in bottled water?