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LIFESAVER bottle

February 24th, 2009


LIFESAVER bottle the world’s first all in one ultra filtration water bottle to
remove bacteria, viruses, cysts, parasites, fungi and all other
waterborne pathogens without the aid of foul tasting chemicals
such as iodine or chlorine.

LIFESAVER bottle incorporates FAILSAFE technology which when the cartridge has expired shuts the system off protecting the user from contamination.

LIFESAVER bottle provides With a 15 nanometre diameter filtration.and having 6000 litre capacity.

history:Michael W. Pritchard M.W.M.Soc invented LIFESAVER bottle
after seeing events around the world such as the Iraq and
Afghanistan war, the Asian Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina and more
recently the flooding in the UK. It is aimed at military, aid and
hiker markets around the world.

IN THE WORDS OF INVENTOR:“With LIFESAVER bottle there is no need for tablets, boiling, chemicals, tubes, shaking,scrubbing, waiting or effort. LIFESAVER bottle produces clean, sterile drinking water with no foul taste. I truly believe LIFESAVER bottle could save your life
one day.”


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Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

September 13th, 2008

It has been scientifically proved that coffee can fight fatigue that is why millions of people across the world drink coffee to fight tiredness. Coffee can actually helps to improve mental performance, elevates and improves mood and also boosts physical energy. So how this coffee actually works? According to researches from the MIT, the compound ‘caffeine’ present in the coffee is considered to be a mind acceleration mood booster which increases the mental performance. The compound caffeine stimulates the attention span, reaction time, concentration and acuity with numbers. Even a small amount of caffeine, about 32 mg in a five ounce cup of coffee can give you a large amount of energy and mental boost. Caffeine can actually move to your brain within 25 to 30 minutes and lasts unto six hours. So here is an interesting and useful tip: Drink coffee before your meals for more energy boost up and fights fatigue much better.

Drinking coffee can also cut men’s gallstone risk, just four cups of coffee per day reduces the risk of developing gallstones by 45 percent. Based on a study of 46,000 men between the age group 40 to 70, who consumed coffee regularly had no risk of gallstone disease compared to those men who did not consume coffee on regular basis. Men who consume about two to three cups of regular coffee per day had a 40 percent lesser risk of developing gallstone disease than non-Java drinkers and those who take four or more cups per day had a 45 percent lower risk. Regular intake of coffee may also protect you against liver cirrhosis, according to a research in Italy, United States and Japan; consuming coffee at least 3 to 4 cups per day will help to reduce the risk of cirrhosis of liver by 80 percent when compared to those people who don’t consume coffee at all.

Coffee is also very much effective in reducing the risk of cancers in digestive track. Coffee is known to give a protective effect against cancer of colon. In a recent meta-analysis, on coffee intake; the colorectal cancer is 24 percent lower when compared to those who drink rarely or no coffee at all. The most possible explanations for lower risk of colorectal cancer among heavy coffee consumers is that, coffee enhances colonic activity induced by the compound present in the coffee and that anti-mutagenic components present in it also help a lot. Caffeine also inhibits the cancer causing effect of various microorganisms.

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Is it the reason for TSUNAMI ???

September 5th, 2008

hi friend …
i received this picture from my yahoo groups with the title as above.
here categorizing it in my “kool health” for tapping your fitness…

have a great week end ….


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GREAT BANANA

August 4th, 2008

hi friends…
i got a mail from my friend regarding the uses of banana after reading this mail i strictly decided to eat banana daily…i hope u too after reading this…

If you want a quick fix for flagging energy levels there’s no better snack than a banana.

Containing three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose – combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes. But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions making it a must to add to your daily diet.

Anemia:
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect food for helping to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power:
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed
fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation:
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Depression:
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain trypotophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

Hangovers:
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heart-burn:
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body so if you suffer from heart-burn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness:
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves:
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system. Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods such as bananasevery two hours to keep levels steady.

PMS:
Forget the pills eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Ulcers:
The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronic ulcer cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control:
Many other cultures see bananas as a ‘cooling’ fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):
Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer, trypotophan.

Smoking:
Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking, as the high levels of Vitamin C, A1, B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress:
Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body’s
water-balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, there by reducing our potassium levels. These can be re-balanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes:
According to research in ‘The New England Journal of Medicine’ eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Warts:
Those keen on natural alternatives swear that, if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So you see a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, “A Banana a day keeps the doctor away!”


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HAIR CARE ADVICE

July 2nd, 2008

coosing the wrong shampoo can have a serious impact on how your hair looks. You’ll never achieve the result you want if you buy the wrong shampoo-or use the right one incorrectly.It all starts with shampooing frequency. And with a penchant for cleanliness, Americans always tend to overwash their hair.But women with exceptionally dry hair, such as African-Americans, need to reduce their shampooing frequency. Conversely, if you have incredibly oily hair, daily shampooing may be required to cut the grease.Shampoo & Your ‘do By definition, shampoo is designed to remove dirt and excess sebum from the scalp and hair. Sebum is necessary for healthy hair. It is secreted by sebaceous glands, found in skin all over our bodies, including the scalp. These glands provide healthy lubrication to our skin and hair. Scientists estimate that the average woman produces approximately 1 ounce of sebum every 100 days, so it’s a substance worth protecting!If you have oily hair, your sebaceous glands secrete too much sebum, and you’ll want to select a shampoo designed to control it. If you have dry hair, your glands secrete too little sebum, and you’ll want to choose a shampoo that provides a little extra moisture. Gentle shampoos, like baby shampoo, remove the bare minimum. Harsher shampoos, like dandruff shampoos and those made for oily hair, are manufactured to cleanse more thoroughly and remove more sebum. Problems typically occur when, for example, a woman with oily hair accidentally buys a shampoo intended for dry hair. She may not discover why her scalp has become an oil slick until she checks the shampoo bottle.Understanding Labels As with food products, ingredients in shampoos are listed by the amounts contained in the bottle, in descending order of weight. The higher up on the list and ingredient is, the more of the ingredient in the shampoo.Normally, the first ingredient in shampoo is water. If it, alone, could cleanse the hair, we wouldn’t need shampoo. Water, however, cannot remove oil, sebum or product buildup, so manufacturers must add detergent agents which are known as “surfactants.”Surfactants cleanse the hair and create lather. Manufacturers can choose from inexpensive or pricey surfactants, and these generally determine the quality of your shampoo. Cheap surfactants, such as sodium lauryl sulfate and ammonium lauryl sulfate, are popular among manufacturers because they keep down costs. You’ll find these particular surfactants in generic, supermarket, drugstore and certain mass-market brands. (They’re also the chemicals most commonly associated with eye irritation.) The problem, however, is that these surfactants are harsh on the hair, stripping it of oils and causing hair color to fade much more quickly.The more expensive “designer” or salon brands contain more expensive surfactants, such as sodium cocoyl isethionate and methyl cocoyl taurate (sometimes labeled simply as “coconut oil” or “fatty acids”), cocamidopropyl betaine and cocamidopropylamine oxide. Yes, they’re certainly a mouthful, but they are nondrying, much more gentle on the hair and tend to work well regardless of whether you have hard or soft water. They’re also more expensive for manufacturers to use, so that’s why you’ll pay more for a bottle of shampoo. (Many manufacturers compromise, mixing low-cost sodium lauryl sulfate with a coconut-oil surfactant. This can work well.)Some shampoos can contain detanglers and anti-static agents, which function exactly as their names imply. A common agent to look for is “quaternary ammonium.”"Humectants” behave like tiny sponges, attracting and holding water. You’ll find them in shampoos for dry, damaged or color-treated hair. Commonly used humectants include glycerin, sorbitol, sodium lactate and hyaluronic acid.”Conditioning agents” help to soften hair and allow it to retain moisture. Look for amino acids, collagen, panthenol, elastin and proteins on ingredient lists.”Thickening” or “volumizing” shampoos increase bulk and improve manageability. They contain ingredients like hydroxyethyl cellulose, gum arabic, guar, xanthan and chitin.”Preservatives,” such as methylparaben, quaternium-15, methylisothiazolinone and propylparaben, help prevent shampoo from becoming contaminated by mold or bacteria. “All-natural” shampoos that contain no preservatives have a tendency to “spoil” if not used within their designated shelf life.Never buy a shampoo based on its fragrance, which is no reflection of a shampoo’s quality. It’s only one more ingredient manufacturers use to convince you to buy their products. (Who doesn’t open the cap and sniff the shampoo before buying a shampoo?)What’s Best for You? Since each of us has individual needs, experiment with different shampoos to determine which ones make your hair most manageable and look its best.Many women fail to take their hairstylists’ recommendations on shampoo, assuming the stylist is “ripping them off” or “just trying to sell them something” so the salon can make more money. In reality, stylists know that salon-quality shampoos are generally superior to their drugstore counterparts. If you trust your stylist, it’s worth taking her advice. The worst-case scenario: You won’t like the product, and you can express your disappoint to her.If budget is a problem and you simply cannot bear the thought of spending $10 to $15 for a single bottle of shampoo, dilute the $3 brand you’re currently buying (one part water to two parts shampoo). This will reduce the harshness, but is still not the best for your hair.

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How to Lose Weight Fast With The Proper Diet

June 26th, 2008

Quick Weight Loss Diets ” How to Lose Weight Fast With The Proper Diet “

A lot of people get suckered into flawed quick weight loss diets; they fail miserably in the end because of lack of motivation and other external factors. Quick weight loss diets will only be effective if you have created the plan yourself.
Your input during the planning phase is very critical. While planning, you will need to create your own schedule and types of food you will eat, which will solely be based on your preferences.
To help you in planning your quick weight loss diet program, here are a few tips you may want to consider.
Eliminate Junk Foods
Junk foods are, as the name says, JUNK. This should be the first thing you should consider when planning for your quick weight loss diet.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to totally remove this from your daily diet since you might have gotten used to it already. Eliminating it all at once will also make you feel that you have been deprived of the good things in life, which is not good since it will only make you yearn for it more.
The secret here is to eliminate junk foods gradually. In the beginning, set a small attainable goal. Let’s say you have planned to eat junk food 3 times a week. After you have reached this goal, set another goal say, you will only eat junk foods 2 times a week. Continue on doing this until such time you have totally removed junk foods from your diet.
Choose Your Own Food
While planning your quick weight loss diets, it is important that you choose the food that you eat. Just because people say a certain food is good for weight loss doesn’t mean you should include it in your plan right away. If you do not like the food, then don’t choose it.
Of course, it is very important that you choose healthy foods. Choosing unhealthy ones is not an option here. The point in letting you choose your own food is that by the time that you really would have to follow your quick weight loss diets, it will be much easier to eat the foods that you have picked since it was you who chose them in the first place.
Another important thing that you should remember is that, if certain types of food just do not seem to work for your diet, then try to choose other healthy goodies.
Don’t Get Discouraged
There are times that you just won’t be able to follow what you have planned. If this happens, it is very important that you do not get discouraged.
A common scene with people is when they over indulge themselves with something that they shouldn’t have, the usual behavior is to continue doing it �” anyway, I have already strayed away from my quick weight loss diet plans.
This should not be the case. It is very important to always make room for mistakes. And if you do commit mistakes, it does not mean that you have to give up. It does not mean that it is already the end of your quick weight loss diets. Simply get back on track and you’ll be fitter in no time.

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Learn One Of The Great Secrets to Weight Loss

June 24th, 2008


Learn One Of The Great Secrets to Weight Loss

From the time you were a child, you might have been a people pleaser. You tried to top your schoolwork in order to win your parents’ approval…you trained at soccer for hours on end to win a vote of support from your coach…or you meticulously practiced your piano chords in order to win the appreciation of your music tutor. In general terms, there is nothing wrong with trying to please. It can make you a valued leader, a respected friend, a reassuring teacher. Nevertheless, it should be acknowledged that some food addictions begin with an failure to say no.

The question is, when might it have all began? Maybe it was during a celebration dinner in your childhood when your parents asked if you wanted a second helpings. Or maybe a teacher at your elementary school might have given you a gold star if you cleared your plate of food. You were almost certainly taught that it is wrong to throw away food and that a healthy appetite was a good thing to have. The problem is, such cues from your upbringing might have caused you to learn the wrong lessons when it came to food consumption.

In our culture, many people have trouble saying no. Everyone wants to be part of their peer group and they don’t want to stand out for not taking part. They will do all they can to mix in and that leads them to say “yes” more times than they’d like to, or ought to. In fact, the plague of alcohol and drug abuse may be due in part to the refusal of many people to simply say no.

To admit that you have a problem over committing yourself is probably the first step to dealing with the problem. It shows that you have a great deal of understanding into your own troubles with food and you want to change your bad lifestyle and swap them with better ones. But this can be difficult, knowing the fact that so many families have a number of rituals concerning food. Also, unlike cigarettes or marijuana, food is not thought of as intrinsically bad; nor should it be. Nevertheless, you need to learn how to use food effectively.

Part of your education begins with understanding the power of no or no thank you. You need to begin to assert yourself, to acknowledge the fact that you do not have to go along with other people in order to get along with them. You grasp that you are doing yourself no favors by eating second helpings of pasta, when in fact, you could be doing your body a great deal of damage. The key now is to finally do something about it.

What’s the best way to undertake assertiveness instruction? One method you can use is that of role-playing. Practice saying “no” to additional servings with the help of a friend playing the role of antagonist. In this “make believe” state, you may feel more at ease saying no. You must also learn that saying no isn’t actually going to be the end of life as you know it; that you will not suddenly lose all of your friends by taking a “negative” standpoint.

Another ploy you might use is making sure that you do not slump while sitting at the table for your meals. Slouching indicates defeat-a conviction that a situation is impossible. With your head held high you will acquire the self-confidence you need to say no; and to mean it.

Yet another successful approach is to keep a diary recording your thoughts after you’ve said no; either to more food or to a promise you just can’t cope with at this time. Putting your thoughts in words can be quite therapeutic. It can also help you with problem-solving, enabling you to figure out ways that you can say no without hurting another person’s feelings.

Something else you will need to learn is that it is not necessary for you to realize another person’s expectations. In other words, whether your Aunt Mary thinks you’re eating enough actually doesn’t matter. If you realize that you are overweight, Aunt Mary’s view shouldn’t be taken into account. You must do what you think is the best technique in order to take control of your eating habits. Assertiveness will not happen straight away. But, with practice, you can learn to say no like a professional. And you and your waistline will be better off as a direct result of what you have learned.

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