Posts Tagged 'health'

Activated Charcoal Should Be Avoided

According to Popular Science –

On her Goop website, Gwyneth Paltrow claimed that charcoal lemonade was one of the “best juice cleansers”. That was in 2014. Today, charcoal products—from croissants to capsules—are everywhere. Even high street coffee chains have taken to selling charcoal “shots”. Some vendors of these products claim that activated charcoal can boost your energy, brighten your skin and reduce wind and bloating. The main claim, though, is that these products can detoxify your body.

Continue reading HERE.

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Interesting Fact – Counter-balance Weights In Aircraft Are Sometimes Made From Depleted Uranium

I was stunned when I heard this.

Neither the Federal Aviation Administration nor the major aircraft manufacturers publish information about which planes and helicopters contain DU components. As one industry insider told a reporter, “No one brags about DU.” However many wide-body aircraft such as the Boeing 747, Lockheed L-1011,  McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and Lockheed military C-130 all require the use of counter-balance weights for proper flight control. The Boeing 747 airplane program utilized depleted uranium for its first 550 aircraft built.  The company obtained in excess of 200 tons of the radioactive material, and cast approximately 12,000 parts.

You can read more HERE and HERE.

Eye-Opening Facts About The Thyroid

From MentalFloss –

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that lives just below your larynx. Its two halves, or lobes, which rest against the trachea, weigh less than an ounce. The thyroid is under the control a peanut-shaped gland in the brain called the pituitary gland, which in turn takes its commands from the hypothalamus, a region of the brain that works as the communications center for the pituitary—sending messages in the form of hormones to control the release of thyroid hormones from the pituitary.

Continue reading HERE.

Consider Your Spleen

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Mental_floss presents 7 facts about the spleen, that like the spleen itself, are mostly insignificant. At least, now you will know something about your spleen.

Get a spleenful HERE.

One Supplement I Don’t Want – Horny Goat Weed

HGW-smI noticed something strange in an email from Puritan’s Pride (the vitamin folks) – Horny Goat Weed with Maca. I’ve never heard of Horny Goat Weed, nor Maca. The label says that it is an “Erotic Herb For Men”. Apparently, this is a thing, but… NO thanks! At least it isn’t Horny OLD Goat Weed.

You can buy it now from Puritan’s Pride HERE.

 

10 Weird Resuscitation Techniques From 200 Years Ago

dryrubbing-sMental_floss presented this list that started with “1. Rubs and marinades”, went on to “2. Sticks and whips” and “3. Blowing smoke”, and included 7 more techniques of old time medical practice.

If you have a cardiac arrest today, and are revived by the wonders of modern medicine, you should thank your lucky stars that you’re alive. You should also give thanks that your resuscitation took place today, rather than 200 years ago. Because back then, techniques of bringing back the dead were far less effective. And much more bizarre.

Read the entire article HERE.

 

 

Question Of The Day – Is Eating Boogers Good For You?

goo-sApparently not, according to Gizmodo –

Does physically taking boogers out of your nose, putting them in your mouth and swallowing boost your immune system? The short answer is probably not. You ingest your snot all the time without needing to channel it through your mouth. So if there is a benefit here, you get it without needing to munch your nose nuggets.

Continue reading HERE


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