Iodine Deficiency -
article in the June 2011 edition of The Lancet described a study among
British schoolgirls, finding that 51% had mild iodine deficiency. The
US figures are approximately the same. The problem is normally
associated with people who live in countries like Nepal and Bhutan i.e.
mountainous regions and areas with iodine poor soil. Salt used to be
iodised by law but is no longer routinely enriched.
A good way of supplementing is
to use Kelp Tablets. Check the the Iodine content. When supplementing
with iodine it is also a good idea to also take a little extra
Selenium; a friend was recommended to try the combination for her
hormone problem caused hair loss and it worked well with her.
Here in Australia the
government has introdiuced a law that all bread must be made with
iodised salt - A C Ardash
- Vegetarians and people on a Low Salt Diet should take measures to
ensure that they get sufficient iodine; vegetarians should perhaps take
Kelp capsules or ensure that the salt they use is properly iodised.
Those on a low salt diet could eat fish regularly. Iodine deficiency is
a serious problem in many parts of the world and is responsible for
impaired intelligence and low birth weight in those affected. Children
and mothers-to-be should ensure that they get sufficient.
Brussels sprouts and other
members of the family of plants Brassicae can deplete the
body's stores so if your's or your family's intake of broccoli, cabbage
or cauliflower is high then make sure that you get your two portions of
weekly fish. - A C Ardash
Free Aide to Quit Smoking
To quit smoking without the
use of expensive drugs you must be motivated. To help become motivated
we suggest that you obtain from the American Cancer Society colored
pictures of healthy and tainted lungs and bladders and all available
reading material on causes of lung and bladder cancer or purchase a
medical book from your local book store and read the causes of lung and
After you decide to
quit, carry a supply of common plastic swizzle sticks and when you have
the urge for a cigarette hold a swizzle stick in your fingers, play
with it and chew on it a little. It worked for me seven years ago after
50 years of heavy smoking. -- Robert L. Gingrich
Randomize your smoking pattern at the same time as you reduce. You can
even smoke two cigarettes consecutively. Smoking at different times
seems to confuse the addiction. On its own it probably will not be
enough to escape from Lady Nicotine, but along with other measures can
help a great deal. -- Bette McDonald
It does not mean that because
food additives are legal that they are harmless. I no longer give my
twins food that has additives. I have noticed that my children are
smarter and healthier and better behaved as a result. Love your site,
keep up the good work Lettie Suderland Tarzania California USA
Fluoride-free toothpaste can be bought at "the Body Shop". I managed to
find "Tea Tree Oil" Toothpaste which contained ingredients that even
satisfied my friend Matilda and she crosses the street when she passes
a McDonalds. I have started to like the taste. Well done Ms Roddick! --
Mercury and Beryllium
Poisonoing. One query - I have recently found I have toxic
levels of beryllium in a hair sample. Do you have info on this?
I thought you might find the experiment below useful. I wish someone
would do research on this!
MERCURY AND SALIVA EXPERIMENT -
Some 30 years ago I broke a thermometer, not knowing that mercury was
toxic, I rolled it round in my hand, and it touched my gold wedding
Plasters - Band Aid. Removing Band-Aid painlessly: Soak in
Vodka for a few minutes - It will come off painlessly - David
Breathe deeply - from your belly. Wonderful for an all-round health
boost. Most of us only breathe from the top quarter of our lungs,
leavings 75% of our lung capacity unused. A good many of the food
supplements, miracle cures, quick weight loss, and relaxation gadgets
we read and hear about involve increasing the oxygen level in the
blood. You can do that for your self for free! While your stomach is
fairly empty (it's hard to breathe properly after a huge meal) and
wearing non-restrictive clothing, stand straight and breathe from your
belly. Only your stomach should move when you breathe, not your chest
or shoulders. You might get a head rush - keep going, just don't
breathe quite so deeply. Don't want you passing out! :)
To give yourself a rhythm for breathing: as you inhale slowly raise
your arms up from your sides. Inhale all the way to the top. Then, as
you lower your arms, exhale; exhaling all the way to the bottom. With
time you'll find you're moving your arms quite slowly as you learn to
control your breathing. -- Kim Smart"
How to Cure Warts
To cure warts, especially on the hands, just pick a dandelion and dab
the sap onto the wart. (The best sap is found just underneath the head
of the flower). The wart immediately turns black and if continued once
a day for 9 days, the wart disappears leaving clear soft skin. Works
much better than over the counter chemical remedies. Of course it only
works during the summer months when there are plenty of dandelions
about! -- From Julie Roberts, Derby, England.
Head off poison ivy by washing with Fels-Naptha soap after a walk in
the woods or other possible exposure to poison ivy and other plants
that give rashes. Washing with the soap can also greatly alleviate the
itching and discomfort of bug bites received while out. I hear it's
also great for cleaning & prewashing, but I haven't tried it myself
yet. Unfortunately, it is rather difficult to find. -- "T Bresnan"
Lead Paint: Do not
sandpaper, scrape or in any other way cause particles of lead paint to
become airborne. Better safe than sorry, if you suspect the paint may
contain lead find out more before you tackle the job of removing it!
The best way is to consult an expert.
Pregnant mothers and young
children are much more susceptible to lead poisoning. A young
child can take up ten or more times the amount of an adult from the
If you are renting or buying a
new house the landlord or agent should inform you if there is any
There are professional contractors who will deal with the problem in a
More about heavy
metals on the Detox page also check out the health quotes.
Bacteria in the Kitchen Sink
Germs thrive in warm wet
environments, so sponges, dishcloths and cleaning rags are perfect
breeding grounds. They multiply at a phenomenal rate In only a day or
two many many millions of germs can have resulted from a single bug.
Cross contamination can result in surfaces, and plates, utensils and
hands carrying the germs. Leaving all cloths and sponges in a bowl
containing a medium solution of detergent will solve the problem. The
ones containing bactericide could be even more effective, however there
is no evidence to show this. Wash your cloths and dish towels
frequently. The same advice applies to facecloths. -- Roxy Klystron
Mobile Phones and "Early Onset Dementia"
Here in the UK there have been
a dozen or so instances of very heavy mobile phone users developing
Alzheimer's-like dementia. So far there is no evidence of the base
stations being implicated. Do not buy mobiles for very young kids
and if you really must ensure that they are only used in an emergency.
Safety levels here are 330 times higher than they are in Russia
-disgraceful -- Regards Johan Herries Waterlooville Hampshire UK
Relax to Reduce Stress
Create a detailed
peaceful retreat in your imagination, and at different times during the
day, go there to calm your feelings. Picture it in vivid detail.
Perhaps a comfortable room with soft music. A quiet place in the woods.
A placid fishing lake. A beautiful garden with flowers, trees, birds,
water falls. Perhaps such a place already exists. While you are there,
let go of everything except where you are. Also, learn and practice
physical relaxation techniques: Tense up those muscles, eyeballs to toe
tips, and then let them go limp. Breathe easily, thinking of nothing,
except breathing easily. Be loose like a fallen towel. Don't try, just
let it all go. It is almost impossible to feel stressed or worried as
long as your muscles remain relaxed. Practicing this regularly can
result in learning to power nap, a wonderful way to relax and refresh.
32 Keys About Life www.32keys.com -- Ken McIsaac