Champions Philosophy – Pressure makes Diamonds

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A Champion’s Philosophy – I’m ready to Fail to Succeed (Michael Jordan)

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Angelina Jolie has ovaries, fallopian tubes removed to cut cancer risk – What are your thoughts, would you do the same thing?

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According, to CNN, Two years after she underwent a double mastectomy to cut her cancer risk, actress and U.N. envoy Angelina Jolie has had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes.

Jolie, 39, carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Her mother was diagnosed with the latter at age 49 and died seven years later.

But a blood test that revealed worrying markers accelerated the process, the Hollywood star said. Her doctor told her he wanted her to see a surgeon immediately to check her ovaries.

What are your thoughts on her decision? Would you do the same thing if you were in the same position?

Cancer Causers at Home, You Should Get Rid Of – Tell us whatever else is Hazardous in your own household?

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You think you may be safe in your own home. But, there are many items in your home that could cause you to develop cancer.

Our home is supposed to be our sanctuary, but we are being invaded by cancer-causing chemicals. There are many carcinogens that find their way into our homes without us even knowing about it through dyes, shampoos, rubber, plastic, perfumes and more. With the times constantly changing, there are more dangers in some homes than there is outside.

This is to inform you of the things that you could possibly have in your home that could be causing you cancer. They may seem the be safe, but don’t judge a book by its cover. Those smells good perfumes may smell pleasant, but you won’t be saying that from the hospital bed.

  1. Candles: The CPSC, Consumer Product Safety Commission, performed a study that confirmed that 40 percent of candles contain lead wires inside the wicks. Manufacturers use lead to make wicks firmer because fragrance oils soften waxes. According the CPSC, a candle that contains lead – core wick releases five times the amount of lead that is considered hazardous for children. Children being exposed to high amounts of lead can result in learning disabilities, hormone disruption, behavioral problems and other health problems.
  2. Air Fresheners: There are so many different kinds of air fresheners right now it is ridiculous. These air fresheners have volatile organic compounds, toxins, and carcinogens like phthalate esters in the formula. A study was released that found 13 common household air fresheners contain chemicals that can affect reproductive development and aggravate asthma.
  3. Antiperspirants: Conventional antiperspirants and deodorants contain several ingredients linked to virulent cancers. Antiperspirants and deodorants are designed to stay in the body for hours, this allows harmful chemicals to get deep into the skin.
  1. Art supplies: There are certain art supplies like rubber cement glue and Epoxy, acrylic solvents and paints, and permanent markers contain chemicals linked to organ damage, cancer and allergies. Children are really vulnerable to toxins because of their under-developed immune system and higher metabolisms, so pay extra attention to the products they use.

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The Dragon’s Philosophy – Be You

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Brain Ninjas – Words that find the real you – How many words can you find about who you really are?

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Psychologists say that the first 3 words you find reflect your interior. What did you find you?

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Survival of the Fittest: What does the color of your pee mean?

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Light Yellow Urine

The color can range from pale yellow to transparent (water-like). This means your body is properly hydrated. The more water you drink, the lighter will be the color of the urine. This type of urine does not bubble a lot, has a mild smell, has no foam, and is consistent in color. However, you should also consider if there are traces of blood, pain, or difficulty in passing this urine. Clear urine does not always mean that you are in the clear.

Dark Yellow Urine

This is usually not a cause for concern since it only indicates that you are mildly dehydrated. A healthy person should drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. If you are poorly hydrated, there is a lot of waste concentrated in the urine making it appear darker. The odor may also be on the offensive side due to the high concentration of waste.

Apart from dehydration, certain foods, such as asparagus and beet, may also make the urine darker with a strong odor.

Certain conditions may also cause your urine to attain a dark yellow color. These include hemolytic anemia, haematuria and hepatitis.

Pink Urine

Pink urine can be innocently caused by some foods, especially those with pink dyes. Any foods that have a lot of red pigmentation can also cause the urine to be pink. Haematuria, the condition where traces of blood can be found in the urine can also cause the urine to seem pink. If there is blood in the urine, then you have kidney, bladder, urethra or prostate issues. This means that you should see your doctor immediately.

Monitor the occurrence of this phenomenon. If the pink color disappears after a few urinary sessions, then the problem was caused by something you ate. If it lasts for days or weeks then you should see a doctor. If there is pain when urinating, then you should see a doctor since it will mean that your urethra is affected.

Orange Urine

Orange urine may be a cause of concern since there are certain medical conditions that cause this. However, it may be a trivial thing and the culprit may be foods high in beta-carotene, which is red in color e.g. carrots. Dehydration can also cause your urine to become orange. Health conditions such as jaundice and other liver conditions can cause the urine to be orange. If your urine is orange, take stock of the food that you ate. If it does not have foods that may cause this change, then you need to see a doctor immediately. If this color persists for a day or two, then there is definitely an underlying medical problem that needs to be addressed.

Red Urine

Once again, certain foods can cause your urine to become red. You must see if you had eaten foods that had a lot of red dye in them. Severe haematuria, where blood is found in the urine, can also cause the urine to become dark red, or almost brown. This indicates a very serious problem in your prostate gland, kidney or bladder. You should see a doctor urgently.

You should keep a calm mind when you see red urine, given that it is a scary sight. Take an inventory of how you are feeling and also see what you ate. Check with the doctor if any of the drugs that you take, have a bearing in changing the color of urine to red.

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8 Beers that you should Stop Drinking Immediately (Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!)

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b7119a5fb6d24f7eb2bd4c601250d322.jpgMany of us choose what we eat very carefully, or at least dedicate our minimum attention to it. But when it comes to drinks, especially alcoholic beverages, we do little to make the best decisions for our health. Which is a HUGE mistake. All the work for your body can be ruined in a weekend out. While foods and non alcoholic beverages are required to list their ingredients and are monitored by the FDA, beer does not belong in either. Alcohol industry had lobbied for years to avoid labeling its ingredients. Some to protect its recipes, but most – to hide harmful ingredients.

Beer For Dummies

Here’s some harmful ingredients that are commonly found in beer:

  • GMO Corn Syrup
  • GMO Corn
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Fish Bladder
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
  • Natural Flavors
  • GMO Sugars
  • Caramel Coloring
  • Insect-Based Dyes
  • Carrageenan
  • BPA
  • & lots more!

Here are the 8 beers that are commonly found in bars in United States that you should stop drinking immediately.

1. Newcastle Brown Ale

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The Newcastle beer has been found to contain caramel coloring. Class 3 and 4 caramel coloring is made from ammonia, which is classified as a carcinogen. “The one and only” beer with cancer causing qualities.

2. Budweiser

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One of the most popular beers, or most advertised is Budweiser. Budweiser contains genetically modified (GMO) corn. In 2007, Greenpeace discovered experimental GMO rice in Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser) beer.

3. Corona Extra

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I used to love Corona’s commercials. They were so peaceful and relaxing. That is until I found out that the beer contains GMO Corn Syrup and Propylene Glycol. Propylene Glycol is controversial, and is said to may be potentially harmful to your health.

4. Miller Lite

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This is another very popular beer in America that contains GMOs. Miller Lite contains GMO corn and corn syrup. It’s “GMO time”.

5. Michelob Ultra

michelob-ultra-gmoLess popular but still readily available Michelob beer, should be eliminated from your choices. This beer has been found to contain a genetically modified sweetener (GMO dextrose).

6. Guinness

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Guinness is often praised for it’s smoothness.  However, several investigations proved that Guinness ingredients are quite disturbing. The beer  contains fish bladder and high fructose corn syrup. High fructose corn syrup has been long banned from many stores and drinks.

7. Coors Light

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Coors light is a drink that is very popular at bars and among college students.  Mostly because its cheap. The beer contains GMO corn syrup.

8. Pabst Blue Ribbon

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Pabst Blue Ribbon contains GMO corn and GMO corn syrup.

Healthy Beer Alternatives

So when it comes to beer you have to be very careful. Your best option is to find a microbrewery that you can trust. As with everything, try to avoid cheap, low-quality products. Bars may offer Coors Light, Miller Lite or Budweiser specials, but they are cheap for a reason. The rest of the world is banning GMOs everywhere, while USA is lagging years behind, and only several states offer GMO labeling laws. Try to stay away from any American beers. Choose organic beer. Beers that contain 100% organic labels, have to have ingredients that are all 100% organic. While an “organic” label just means 95% of it will be organic.  European beer is most likely to be safe from GMO ingredients but unfortunately, most other beer contains GMO artificial ingredients, stabilizers, grains and preservatives, plus, HFCS.

GMO Free Beers:

Organic Beers (Unpasteurized & Unfiltered)

  • Wolaver’s – all beers
  • Lamar Street – Whole Foods label (brewed by Goose Island)
  • Bison – all beers
  • Dogfish Head (organic when ingredients available)
  • Fish Brewery Company – Fish Tale Ales
  • Lakefront Brewery – Organic ESB
  • Brooklyn – (organic when ingredients are available)
  • Pinkus – all beers
  • Samuel Smiths – Samuel Smiths Organic Ale
  • Wychwood – Scarecrow Ale

Non-Organic Beers (Unpasteurized & Unfiltered)

  • Sierra Nevada – all choices
  • Duck Rabbit – Brown Ale, Porter, Amber Ale, Milk Stout
  • Dogfish Head- 60 Minute IPA, Shelter Pale Ale, Chicory Stout
  • Shipyard – Summer Brew
  • Victory Brewery – Whirlwind
  • North Coast – Blue Star
  • Bridgeport – IPA (Bottle conditioned)
  • Ayinger – all choices
  • Royal Oak – Pale Ale
  • Fraziskaner – Hefeweisse and Dunkel Weisse
  • Weihenstephaner – Hefe Weissbier
  • Maisel’s – Weisse
  • Hoegaarden – Belgian Wit

Other

  • Heineken
  • Steamwhistle
  • Amstel Light
  • Duchy Original Ale Organic
  • Mill Street Brewery
  • Fuller’s Organic
  • Nelson Organic Ale
  • Natureland Organic
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It’s important to expose companies that use harmful ingredients in our products. This information is hidden from the public with millions of dollars of false advertising, laws, etc. You can always vote withyour money. As this information about GMO beers spreads, we will see a decrease in production of thesebeers and the companies may eliminate the harmful ingredients altogether. Most importantly, when you hang out with your friends, you will be able to share beer that’s more delicious and healthier.

If you have any additional information about GMO or non-gmo beers, or want to correct some of the information, simply e-mail us or leave a comment with evidence bellow.

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Survival of the Fittest – THE BENEFITS OF DRINKING WARM WATER WITH LEMON

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It is very useful to start the day the way we are about to present to you. Regardless of whether you are employed or not, entrepreneur and athlete, the first thing you do in the morning is most important to you.

According to Ayurvedic philosophy, the choice we make in terms of your daily habits builds resistance on many diseases.

Maybe in the morning your mind tells you to turn on your computer, to walk the dog or drink coffee but if you really want to improve your health consider the following:

Start your day with a cup of warm water with the juice of half a lemon.
The benefits are so good that it’s hard to ignore:

-It improves your immune system. Lemons are rich in vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is an excellent fighter against colds and potassium stimulates brain and nerve functions, while it is regulating the blood pressure.

-Ph-balance values. Thus are the key to good health.

-Helps in losing weight. Lemons help us to reduce appetite and thus also constantly think about food. Hence they help in easier weight loss. In fact, the experience already fell silent if you start your day the right way. It is easier for us to provide some useful decisions later in the day.

-Facilitate digestion. Warm water stimulates the gastrointestinal tract-waves of muscle contractions and lemons are rich in minerals and vitamins that help fight toxins.

-Helps us as natural diuretics. Lemon juice helps to clean unwanted substances from the body.

-Cleans the skin. Vitamin C helps fight acne and wrinkles. Lemon water cleans toxins from the blood, which keeps the skin clean.

-Hydrates the lymphatic system. This prevents dehydration and increases the secretion of adrenaline. When our body is dehydrated, it may not perform functions properly, which lead to stress, accumulation of toxins etc…

Therefore, building such a routine for a month can greatly help your health. Do not be surprised if you start to see a new light in the mornings.

As we said, the recipe is really simple – cup water and juice of half a lemon.

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Train, Eat, Rest & Repeat – Happens To Your Body When You Practice “Intermittent Fasting”

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Contrary to popular belief, intermittent fasting is not an extreme or dangerous form of “dieting.” It’s actually  a very healthy practice that’s loaded with a number health benefits. What kind of health benefits? Everything from reducing risks that are associated with obesity, reversing diabetes, to possibly assisting in killing cancer and more.

What Is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting is about timing your meals to allow for regular periods of fasting. Recommendations for allocating time throughout your day to go without food range from approximately 12 to 16 hours. This would mean, for example, only eating between the hours of 11 am and 7 pm, and doing so everyday. There are other ways to do it and we will get to that later in the article.

This does not mean binge eating, and taking in vast amounts of junk food into your system during the times allocated for yourself to eat. Doing so would be extremely counter productive and very unhealthy. In fact, the whole practice of fasting can be lost with how you break that fast. Just as important in the entire process of fasting is what you are eating, and how you are eating during the time allocated for you to do so, as well as what you eat before and after you fast.

For example, research published in 2010 indicated that intermittent fasting with compensatory overeating did not improve survival rates nor delay prostate tumor growth. (source) Essentially, by “pigging out” on non-fasting days, the health benefits of fasting are lost.

New Research On Intermittent Fasting And How To Do It

Some of the most recent research on this phenomenon was conducted by Dr Mark P. Mattson, Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging. He is also a professor of Neuroscience at John Hopkins University. The researchers, who also included the BBC’s Michael Mosley, reviewed previous studies on intermittent fasting and concluded that this type of eating could be healthier than eating three meals or more per day. Their work was published, and has been published many times in the past. Some of those studies are linked later in the article.

One recommended way of doing it, as did the BBC’s Michael Mosley in order to reverse his diabetes, high cholesterol  and other problems that were associated with his obesity is what is known as the “5;2 Diet.” On the 5:2 plan, you cut your food down to one-fourth of your normal daily calories on fasting days (about 600 calories for men and about 500 for women), along with plenty of water and tea. On the other five days of the week, you can eat normally.

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