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

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

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. (this is where I purchase vitamin D) (this is where I get omega 3, CLA and CoQ10.) (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

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.

Reduce your risk of cancer

Did you know if you want to reduce your risk of cancer, you should join a study. Promoters of vegetarianism have been singing the praises of a report on two studies in the British Journal of Cancer. The report notes two prospective studies, the Epic-Oxford cohort and the Oxford Vegetarian study, examining cancer incidence among vegetarians. The report studied 61566 British men and women, comprising 32403 meat eaters, 8562 non-meat eaters who ate fish and 20601 vegetarians. The average follow-up was 12.2 years. Vegetarians had less bladder, stomach and blood cancer than meat and fish eaters. However vegetarians had higher rates of colon, rectal and cervical cancers. These numbers as with many studies are deceiving.

According to this report the chance of a meat eater developing bladder cancer is 1 in 518; for vegetarians it was 1 in 1677; for fish eaters it was 1 in 1400. Even though the report shows meat eaters are over three times more likely to develop bladder cancer, it?s still only a .19% chance. Your chance of developing cervical cancer if you?re a meat eater was 1 in 1982; for fish eaters it?s 1 in 890; for vegetarians it?s 1 in 948. Judging by this report, a vegetarian female is twice as likely to develop cervical cancer compared to her meat eating amigo, but still only a .10% chance. The play on numbers in this report is inexcusable but all too common.

The differences in the various cancer rates between the 3 groups overall were insignificant; however the fish eaters were found to have the largest reduced cancer risk. Curiously, which you don?t see reported in mainstream sources, there was no difference found in all cause mortality between the diet groups. However, all the diet groups had a 50% less reduced risk of all cause mortality compared to the general population. Hmmmm.

In another analysis of two studies, the Oxford Vegetarian Study and the Health Food Shoppers Study, researchers compared the mortality of vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Mortality rates were 52% and 59% of the general population respectively. However, strangely unreported by vegetarians, there was no difference in mortality rates between vegetarians and non-vegetarians in either study. Researchers concluded that the benefits found in the subjects of both studies compared to the general population may be attributed to non-dietary factors.

H1N1 vaccine more harmful than the virus

Doctor Admits Vaccine Is More Deadly Than Swine Flu Itself & Will Not Give It To His Kids. Think twice before you get vaccines. Be especially cautious when considering vaccines for your children.

Things to think about:

Modern medicine has no explanation for autism, despite its continued rise in prevalence. Yet autism is not reported among Amish children who go unvaccinated. Beware

This flu is simply another flu. It is not unusually deadly. In fact, the H1N1 swine flu in circulation is less deadly than many other influenza outbreaks. The first 1000 confirmed swine flu cases in Japan and China produced zero deaths. The Centers for Disease Control alleges 36,000 Americans succumb to the flu each year, but so far, since March through August of 2009 (6 months), the swine flu has been attributed to ~500?600 deaths in the US.

Health authorities admit prior flu vaccination programs were of worthless value. Both seasonal flu and swine flu vaccines will require two inoculations. This is because single inoculations have failed to produce sufficient antibodies. This is an admission that prior flu vaccines were virtually useless. The same people who brought you the ineffective vaccines in past years are bringing you this year?s new vaccines. Can you trust them this time?

In addition to failure to produce sufficient antibodies, this swine flu vaccine is brought to you by the same people who haven?t been able to adequately produce a seasonal flu vaccine that matches the flu strain in circulation.

Soy is harmful

Here’s an interesting video message by Dr. Mercola discussing the negative effects of?consuming soy products.? It has been my belief for a very long time that soy should be avoided, period.? The only forms that are permissible in my, and many other expert opinions, are the fermented varieties; miso, tempeh, and soy sauce.? This does not mean it’s OK to eat these foods as “food sources”.? Even in the Asian communities?miso, tempeh and soy sauce?are only used as condiments.

And if you are a reader who has an infant or a child, do not, I repeat DO NOT allow them to consume any soy what-so-ever.? If you want your kids to have physical and mental developmental problems, feed them soy.? ?

Kneeling Dumbbell Curls

No other body part exemplifies strength and muscular development like arms. Big muscular arms are in high demand in gyms across this country. Go to any gym and you will always find somebody training arms. The same cannot be said for legs, as is obvious by the lack of leg development in a lot of men who workout.

One exercise that I think deserves a place in your program is kneeling dumbbell curls. They are performed just like standing dumbbell curls. Be prepared to use less weight than you do with standing dumbbell curls. Kneeling helps keep the body from assisting the movement.

New fructose add campaign is BS

A new ad campaign try’s to tell viewers fructose is not different from other sugars. Well this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, We’ve known for decades fructose is metabolized completely differently from other sugars and has a whole host of side effects. And the studies keep coming.

Overweight study participants showed more evidence of insulin resistance and other risk factors for heart disease and diabetes when 25 percent of their calories came from fructose-sweetened beverages instead of glucose-sweetened beverages.

A study looked at 32 overweight or obese men and women. Over a 10-week period, they drank either glucose or fructose sweetened beverages totaling 25 percent of their daily calorie intake.

Both the groups gained weight during the trial, but imaging studies revealed that the fructose-consuming group gained more of the dangerous belly fat that has been linked to a higher risk for heart attack and stroke. The fructose group also had higher total cholesterol and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and greater insulin resistance.

Russ Bianchi, a pharmacologist and toxicologist, explains: “there is no safe form of fructose available from any source, unless already existing in an unprocessed apple or other piece of fruit. The science is known and epidemiologically proven”.

If you follow the obesity epidemic in the U.S., you’ll find that Americans are eating less fat. In 1965 men ate an average of 139 grams and women 83 grams of fat per day. In 1995 men ate 101 grams and women ate 65 grams of fat per day. With the way fat has been demonized over the last four decades, you’d expect an increase in fat consumption to be the main cause of the obesity epidemic, yet it’s not.

What does mirror the increase in fat Americans is the consumption pattern of HFCS. Between the years of 1970 and 1990, HFCS consumption increased 1,000 percent, and today represents 40 percent of the sweeteners added to foods and beverages. It is the sole caloric sweetener in soft drinks in the United States. Is it any wonder why obesity is an epidemic? One of the main ingredients in our food supply not only converts to fat when we consume it, it facilitates fat storage. And Americans as a whole are eating more and more and more.

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