Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Before You Make Any Long-Term Plans…You Better Read This….


Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this handout photograph taken on April 21, 2010 and obtained on April 22, 2010.

(This article was re-printed from PetroleumWorld.com.) 

By Christian A. DeHaemer

The Dwarves dug too greedily and too deep. You know what they awoke in the darkness of Khazad-dum… shadow and flame.

 — Saruman, The Lord of the Rings

There is something primordial about BP’s quest for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s an Icarus-like story of super-ambition; of reaching too far, delving too deep. I don’t know if you’ve stopped to contemplate what BP was trying to do…The well itself started 5,000 feet below the surface. That’s the depth of the Grand Canyon from the rim. And then the company attempted to drill more than 30,000 feet below that — Mt. Everest would give 972 feet to spare. Furthermore, the company sought oil in a dangerous area of the seabed. It was unstable and many think BP sought it out because seismic data showed huge pools of methane gas — the very gas that blew the top off Deepwater Horizon and killed 11 people. More than a year ago, geologists criticized Transocean for putting their exploratory rig directly over a massive underground reservoir of methane. According to the New York Times , BP’s internal “documents show that in March, after several weeks of problems on the rig, BP was struggling with a loss of ‘well control.’ And as far back as 11 months ago, it was concerned about the well casing and the blowout preventer.” The problem is that this methane, located deep in the bowels of the earth, is under tremendous pressure… Some speculate as much as 100,000 psi — far too much for current technology to contain. The shutoff vales and safety measures were built for only 1,000 psi. It was an accident waiting to happen… And there are many that say it could get worse — much worse. Geologists are pointing to other fissures and cracks that are appearing on the ocean floor around the damaged wellhead. Continue reading

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Your Morning Cereal – Eat Chocolate for Healthier Skin

Research shows that eating (0.755 oz) of specially developed chocolate each day may help prevent wrinkles and make skin healthier. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, helps boost skin elasticity and improves hydration. The study was carried out by Barry Callebaut.

Link to the MSNBC story here…http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37252490/ns/health-aging/

 

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Your Morning Cereal – Remember to Drink Your Juice!

 

Did you know that almost all juices fight cancer but only for about two hours after ingested. It has long been established that fruits and fruit juices (vegetable juice too) contains super antioxidants that fight disease, particularly cancer. The problem is they only fight for a short time before they lose potency. That’s why you need to drink juice or eat some fruits and vegetables several times a day. This will keep these antioxidants fighting for you and keep your healthy!

 

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Your Morning Cereal – A Quick Word on Bananas…Yep…Bananas

Did you know that if you separate bananas when you store them, they last up to 30% longer. It’s true. I tried it! Several websites  confirm that if bananas are pulled apart rather than left in a bunch, they don’t ripen nearly as fast! Besides, who wants to read the morning news about the BP oil ‘kill’ while they’re peeling a brown banana. That would be an appetite killer for sure.

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Your Morning Cereal – Watch Out for That Dirty Pool

Research suggests that dirty pool water can get you sick, very sick – mainly by ingesting it. So, how do you protect yourself? Know what to look for.

Three things:

If the water looks dirty or cloudy, stay out!

Listen for a pool pump running

Look for mold or mildew around the pool deck.

So, the next time you visit that hotel, keep your eyes open!

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Your Morning Cereal – A Man’s Memory

Did you know that studies show a man is one and a half times more likely to forget what he is told? But, there are things you can do to improve this. Other studies show that eating garlic or garlic supplements, fish, blueberries, along with regular exercise, help to reduce this phenomena.

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Your Morning Cereal – Grow Your Own Stuff

Looking to eat healthier but can’t afford to? Why not grow your own food?

The average price of summer fruit and vegetables like peaches, cherries, tomatoes, and peppers has sky rocketed in price. No matter where you live, you can plant a small garden and save a ton of money while eating right. The average country garden runs about $35.00 to plant. A smaller city garden runs about $15.00, and you can have a ‘patio pot’ garden for even less.

For such a small cost, it makes perfect sense to grow your own food. An initial cost of $35.00 can be recovered several dozen times over. And, don’t be afraid of planting a ‘city garden’. Soil in inner city neighborhoods is usually virgin soil and tends to yield better and bigger crops.

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