Archive for January, 2012
According to NASA officials, a powerful solar eruption is expected to shoot a stream of charged particles past planet Earth today around 9 AM EST. The news comes after NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory witnessed a colossal ‘ultraviolet flash’ coming from the sun, which is now reported to be the largest solar radiation storm since 2005. The result of the eruption could disrupt global communications, damage electrical infrastructures, and affect satellites in orbit.
Here is just one more reason to replace your unhealthy and sugar-laden beverages. A study recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has shown that black tea not only sparks no increase in blood pressure for people with hypertension, but it may actually have the ability to lower it. Researchers who conducted the study examined the impact of three cups of black tea a day over a six month period.
It seems that a toxic and very lethal byproduct of copper metal refining is present in many mass market products. The ingredient is even utilized as a selling point, which is very strange to say the least given its toxic properties. This often consumed byproduct is known as sodium selenate, and is capable of killing 50% of rats who ingest as little as .4 milligrams of it. Similarly, a human has a 50% chance of dying after consuming only 108 milligrams. To put things into some perspective, 108 milligrams is equal to about 11 grains of sand.
A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that dehydration is a key factor in the cause of headaches, loss of focus, fatigue, and low mood while exercising and resting. The importance of staying hydrated and consuming healthy amounts of water has been voiced by experts for decades, but knowing exactly how water can positively impact you may be the key that causes you to increase consumption.
On average, Americans consume 475 calories worth of added sugars each day. That is about 30 teaspoons, or 5x more than even the American Heart Association recommends. The disturbing aspect is that if nothing changes, the rampant sugar consumption continues, and cumulatively begins bearing down on your health in the form of diseases like diabetes and cancer. Just how much sugar are you consuming on a daily basis?
After analyzing 14 studies, researchers have determined that schoolchildren can boost their academic performance simply by partaking in physical activity. It is well known that exercising is key for maintaining quality health, but now parents may encourage children from a young age to involve themselves with some form of physical activity to boost brain power. By teaching children from a young age that movement is important, we will be setting the groundwork for a future full of physical activity.
A recent study has found that Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide is responsible for causing sterility. Researchers tested roundup on mature male rats at a concentration range between 1 and 10,000 parts per million (ppm), and found that within 1 to 48 hours of exposure, testicular cells of the mature rats were either damaged or killed. According to the study, even at a concentration of 1 ppm, the Roundup was able to effect the test subjects by decreasing there testosterone concentrations by as much as 35%.
A new study published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine shows how grapes can be utilized as a powerful tool in halting or slowing blindness brought on by age. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive eye condition which leads to a suffering retina. The condition affects millions of elderly individuals worldwide, but knowing this information can put a stop to the increasing statistics and even make it so that no eye-sight ‘promoting’ pharmaceuticals are needed.
Written to be a satire piece, learn how to make your own high fructose corn syrup and why this is the kind of sugar you want to consume every day. The prominent usage revolving high fructose corn syrups as a form of sugar has undoubtedly increased its demand levels across the country. Rather than pay for it, wouldn’t you like to know how to manufacture your own? The first thing you will need is corn.