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Imagestormyla
Aug 11, 2010 12:06 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
This will be a great place to post any news clips and information that you find on new health risks and remedies.
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Imagestormyla
Aug 11, 2010 12:09 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Alert!! Someone sent this to me via email.

Car Air Conditioning
MUST READ!!!

Do NOT turn on A/C as soon as you enter the car
Open the windows after you enter your car and turn ON the air-conditioning after a couple of minutes.
Here's why : IMPORTANT READ WHAT SNOPES HAS WRITTEN
According to research the car dashboard emits Benzene, a Cancer causing toxin into the air of your car. Have you ever noticed the smell of heated plastic in your car?
In addition to causing cancer, Benzene poisons your bones, causes anemia and reduces white blood cells..
Prolonged exposure could cause Leukemia, increasing the risk of cancer.
May also cause miscarriage.
Acceptable Benzene level indoors is 50 mg per sq. ft.
A car parked indoors with windows closed will contain 400-800 mg of Benzene.
If parked outdoors under the sun at a temperature above 60 degrees F, the Benzene level goes up to 2000-4000 mg, 40 times the acceptable level...
People who get into the car, keeping windows closed will inevitably inhale, in quick succession excessive amounts of the toxin.
Benzene is a toxin that affects your kidney and liver.
What's worse, it is extremely difficult for your body to expel this toxic stuff.
So friends, please open the windows and allow the car to air out before you close it up and turn your air on.
Thought :
When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.
Imagesallyg
Aug 11, 2010 6:19 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Well that is very interesting! It's an easy new habit though--to pause and let the blast of hot air out anyway before trying to get in and start up the AC.

Consumer Reports latest issue highlights dangerous supplements. I heard the story on the radio, so some news service must have picked it up too.
http://pressroom.consumerreports.org/pressroom/2010/08/yonke...
Well, that's neat. You can read it online, I don't subscribe but you can. My first google took me to their Food and Beverage page which I could probably spend a whole day reading, itself
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagesheryl
Aug 11, 2010 9:34 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Excellent information. Here's the "dirty dozen" for a quick check:

"The dozen are aconite, bitter orange, chaparral, colloidal silver, coltsfoot, comfrey, country mallow, germanium, greater celandine, kava, lobelia, and yohimbe"

Storms, how do you want these postings to read - a link, the whole article, a summary and a link? Bolded title for ease in finding it?
Imagesheryl
Aug 11, 2010 9:37 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Spinal-Fluid Test Is Found to Predict Alzheimer’s: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/10/health/research/10spinal.h...

Looks like they've found a very accurate predictor for Alzheimer's detection. Very comforting to me.
Imagestormyla
Aug 11, 2010 9:40 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Sheryl, Hold off. I want to split this off into a separate thread. I wanted both nutrition and vitamin/supplement threads here all along, but no one expressed any interest in them on the discussion thread. I'm going to split these last posts of into a separate thread.
Imagestormyla
Aug 11, 2010 9:41 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Too late! I'll Copy & paste them.
Imagestormyla
Aug 11, 2010 10:04 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Vitamin & Supplement thread is now open. http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/31174/
luvsgrtdanes
Aug 12, 2010 9:23 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Some new findings (or not so new as far as a lot are concerned) about High Fructose Corn Syrup
http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S26/91/22K07/inde...

It's any wonder we have an obese society, look at what some of the schools are serving. There aren't many products out there it isn't in. Read labels...I have noticed though some products are now being advertised as not having it.

The only benefit was to the companies because it was cheap Grumbling Comparing the prices on say cookies....one with wholesome ingredients and one with non wholesome such as the corn syrup, hydrogenated oils and preservatives the average family can't afford the better product.

Hopefully this so called new finding will help the consumer both financially and physically Thumbs up

It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Aug 12, 2010 12:09 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Ronnie, Thanks! Maybe what we should put on our Nutrition thread is a list of what food to avoid to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Whenever I do feel the need to buy some store bought cookies, I head to Trader Joes. A lot of their inexpensive own name brand cookies are actually made with butter and there is nothing on the list of ingredients that isn't a staple in my own kitchen.
luvsgrtdanes
Aug 12, 2010 12:14 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I'll add the link to the nutrition thread too. I shop at Whole Foods in Jenkintown for most of my things. Some of the chain stores now offer better things but the prices are higher.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Aug 12, 2010 12:19 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yes, That's the beauty of Trader Jo's. A lot of their prices are a good bit cheaper than Supermarkets. They don't have as extensive a selection as Whole Foods, but their food is a lot fresher than Whole Foods too. I load up on stuff at Trader Jos and then supplement my shopping at the Aldi, Costco, Produce Junction and the regular supermarkets, oh and Walmart.

WalMart is now the nation's #1 retailer of locally grown produce.
luvsgrtdanes
Aug 12, 2010 12:23 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I did notice that people are big on "locally grown" but you still have to make sure it's organic without pesticides. That stuff really scares me Thumbs down Peaches are one of the worst because of the fuzz. A lot of the fiber an nutrients are in the skin so I hate to peel them if I don't have to.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Aug 12, 2010 12:34 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
You're righty Ronnie. I still buy a lot of produce that is not pesticide free. The really big concerns there are for children and the elderly. The locally grown preference is because since the food hasn't been trucked and flown or shipped everywhere, much more of the nutrients are still intact.

A lot of stores are now starting to offer "low spray" produce too. If I had a family, I would sign up for one of those CSAs.
Imagesallyg
Aug 12, 2010 3:44 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Peaches are so disease and insect prone, they get sprayed a lot more. I did read some info from a research and info site ( ATTRA) about low spray / organic peach growing. Nectarines are just peaches with one gene for fuzziness not there. At least they might be washable. Do they taste as good? I rarely buy nectarines

WHOOPS!!! funny spelling error--I had the sec of insect as "ces" --think about it.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Aug 12, 2010 3:51 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
lol We'd surely get visitors over that one. Think about the spelling error I often type when trying for cubit. Blinking

I am a peachaholic. I wait all year for those things. Don't care how much DEET is on them. They define summer for me. There's a great organic upickit farm and market near here. They have the best apricots and blackberies. I do pay the extra for theirs. They are heavenly.. Smiling
luvsgrtdanes
Aug 12, 2010 4:31 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I don't think nectarines are as good as peaches.

I have to force myself to eat fruit, not always my favorite. I do however love peaches so I grin and bear and try not to think about the pesticides for a month and eat away.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Aug 12, 2010 4:36 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Fruit is my go to in lieu of cookies food. I love thinking about the fiber, vitamins and sunshine when I'm slurping that peach juice down my chin or chucking those Washington State cherry pits.
coleup
Aug 12, 2010 4:55 PM CST
Name: Judy
central Md
Eat The Clean 15 not The Dirty Dozen a ranking of pesticides in popular fruits and veggies

http://www.foodnews.org/fulllist.php

http://www.foodnews.org/reduce.php
Hope is a renewable resource
Imagestormyla
Aug 12, 2010 5:16 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Judy, that first one would be a good Link to post in our Nutrition thread here. The AMerican EndcrInology society maintains that apples and potatoes have just about the highest pesticide content of all fresh produce and are appalled that apple juice is the # 1 JUICE GIVEN TO CHILDREN & INFANTS, THE MOST PESTICIDE VULNERABLE GROUP.

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