Saturday, June 30, 2007

20 Tricks to Boost IQ and Build a Mental Exercise Routine

Doctors are beginning to believe that maintaining mental fitness can prevent mental decline and Alzheimer's in older people. Scott H. Young gives 20 tricks to boost IQ and build a mental exercise routine.
I’d like to suggest that our daily life doesn’t challenge us enough mentally. Through setting aside time to visit the mental “gym” and organizing my life to work various mental muscles I’ve found it much easier to think logically, create new ideas and focus myself.
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Monday, June 25, 2007

Aspasrtame Chewing Gum Poisons NZ Woman

If regulatory agencies allow a food additive to be added to foods, it's "safe," right? Not necessarily.
Abigail Cormack thought she was dying from a mystery illness. She never realised her daily chewing gum habit was probably poisoning her.

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When Ms Cormack, 25, of Wellington, began suffering crippling muscle cramps and tingling in her hands and feet about five months ago, she feared she was having a heart attack.

She started suffering heart palpitations, anxiety attacks, depression and skin rashes, was unable to sleep and had to take sick leave.

But, despite a battery of tests, doctors could not pinpoint the cause.

[...]

Her GP, Penny Rowley, was at the point of referring her to a neurologist when she heard about the gum habit.

She confirmed aspartame poisoning as the likely culprit, and within 24 hours of giving up gum, Ms Cormack's symptoms disappeared.--Stuff.co.nz


For more about reported aspartame side effects, click here. If you have any of the symptoms listed in the article, try eliminating aspartame for at least 30 days. It may be the culprit.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Sunscreen Myth

One of the most pervasive myths peddled my the media is that sunscreens protect against skin cancer. Common sense tells you this can't be true. What about all the billions of people who lived prior to the invention of sunscreen who didn't get skin cancer? The source of this myth can be traced back to the two industries that benefit the most from it: the cancer industry and the sunscreen manufacturers.
Sunscreens perpetuate the rise in cancers by delivering a potentially deadly double-whammy:


Recent studies have shown that vitamin D prevents up to 77 percent of all cancers. For more information about the vital importance of vitamin D from sunlight, please review my article Reduce Your Risk of Cancer With Sunlight Exposure, if you haven't already seen it.--Mercola.com

Whenever you hear of some new product that is supposedly absolutely essential, always ask why previous generations didn't need the product if it's so necessary.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Can't Do a Pull-up? Here Are Some Great Alternatives to Pull-ups

Pull-ups are one of the best bodyweight exercises for your back. However, a lot of people cannot do a single pull-up because they are either too heavy or too weak. This video shows exercises you can substitute for pull-ups to build your upper back. Warning: loud music.

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Sunday, June 3, 2007

Seven Surefire Ways to Increase Your Brain Power

Take advantage of 21st century technology by using these simple and inexpensive steps to improving your brain power. Dr. Mercola is a medical doctor who advocates for natural health and alternative medicine.

 
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