Houseplants for indoor air pollution

The EPA says that indoor air pollution can be up to ten times as bad as what;s outside. There are many who claim having plants indoors can help. Plants do release oxygen and can help maintain moister levels. Plants are also said to help ones attitude, especially during the winter when we’re all cooped up.

NASA has shown that plants do enhance the air quality in a space craft, but does this translate to real “down to Earth” results. Proving that plants are efficient filters has been a real challenge, but the overwhelming evidence suggests that it can help. So what plants are the best at increasing the air quality in your house? Here is a list of 10 from thenewecologist.com

1. The Feston Rose plant
2. The Devil’s ivy
3. Phalaenopsis
4. The English ivy
5. The Parlor ivy
6. The African Violets
7. The Christmas Cactus
8. The Yellow Goodness
9. The Garlic vine
10. The Peace Lilly

Jack Lalanne talks about anatomy

What a true pioneer Jack Lalanne was with his educational fitness show . Even today at 95 years old Jack continues to be one of the best ambassadors of a healthy lifestyle.

Testosterone boosters, vegans, creatine and multivitamins

Are taking multivitamins necessary? do they work? How does a vegan get leaner? Should they be eating soy? Are testosterone boosters safe and effective? Which ones should I take and what’s the best way to take them?

Below is a sample of the recent Q&A column on www.bullz-eye.com.

Q:Mike, I?m currently taking a multivitamin because I?m trying to change my health for the better. Is this a good choice? Should I be taking other supplements?

A:Sergio, Short answer No. Multi vitamins are a waste because the absorption is so poor. Some vitamins and minerals compete with one another making absorption even worse.

What I take: Vitamin D (most important) 10,000iu per day, Vitamin A once per week 5000iu, CoQ10 100mg/day, Omega 3 fish oil, CLA, and cook with coconut and olive oils.

I recommend reading my article “Daily consumption for optimum health”, and below are a few other websites to consult.

vitamindcouncil.org
westonaprice.org
vitamin-d-max.com (this is where I purchase vitamin D)
vitacost.com (this is where I get omega 3, CLA and CoQ10.)
therabiotics.net (this is where I get my probiotics)

Tips to avoid the flu

Unless you’re living in a cave with no contact with other people or the media, you know it’s flu season. And whether or not you plan on getting the flu shot or have received the flu shot, we know it’s not 100% effective. As a matter a fact, despite what you keep hearing in the media, we don’t really know current flu vaccine’s efficacy at all. The key is to not get the virus in the first place.

What can you and your family do to avoid getting the flu?

Wash your hands The most common way a cold or flu virus is obtained is by touching your nose, eyes or mouth after your hands have been contaminated. The importance of washing your hands cannot be overstated and is our number one defense in stopping the spread of infections and illness.

Wash your hands:
Before you eat
Before touching your face
After you use the bathroom
Before and after you prepare food
After touching/petting an animal, a leash, or an animal toy
Before inserting or removing contact lenses
Frequently

Teach your family the proper way to cough and sneeze. Let others know they should turn their heads and cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue or the inside of their elbow and not in their hands.

Avoid close contact. When you?re sick or others around you are sick, try not to expose yourself or others to germs. If you are sick do not go to school, work, or any other places where many people could get exposed.

Practice good lifestyle habits:
Get plenty of sleep
Manage your stress
Eat nutritious food
Drink plenty of liquids

Despite strides in science, disinfectant sprays and anti-bacterial products, our best defense against infectious disease is simply washing your hands with ordinary soap. Unfortunately, many don’t wash their hands enough or if they do, they’re not doing it properly.

Hand Washing 101:

1. Use lukewarm water and lather your hands with ordinary soap. Anti bacterial soap is not necessary and simply rinsing your hands under running water is useless. Cold water is not as effective and avoid hot water because it will dry the skin too much.
2. Rub your hands together making sure to get the entire surface of your hands and fingers. Intertwine your fingers and don’t forget the back of your hands and around your finger nails.
3. Wash your hands properly for at least 20 seconds.
4. Rinse your hands well. try to let the water run from your wrist down off your finger tips.
5. Dry your hands with a clean paper towel or air dry. Use a paper towel to turn the faucet off. Remember you turned it on with dirty hands.

H1N1 update. Interview with Barb Loe Fisher, Founder of the National Vaccine Information Center

I urge everyone to watch the entire interview series By Dr. Mercola.

There are so many unanswered questions concerning not just H1N1, but all vaccines. There have been 81 deaths so far among children attributed to H1N1. However, we do not know, and the government will not tell the public how many of the deaths occurred in children who:

Were positively lab confirmed as H1N1

Had underlying chronic immune and brain dysfunction (asthma, autism, allergies, etc.)

Were fully vaccinated according to CDC recommendations

Received influenza vaccine this year or in previous years

Received Tamiflu or another anti-viral prior to death

Had a coinciding bacterial infection with H1N1

Never received a vaccination of any kind

It’s becoming more and more apparent these and other questions are not being answered because the research, real research is not being done.

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