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Which plastics are safe.

Plastic Baby Bottles
Chemical cocktail.

Exercise halts aging


Madal Bal
Detox and really lose weight.

Acai Berries - A superfood.

Green Tea
Excellent Asian medicinal drink.

Yerba Mate
S. American medicinal drink.

What is safe to eat?



Which Plastics Are Safe?

Plastic safety.

Check the number inside the triangle on the bottom of all plastic containers.

3, 6 and 7 are BAD - throw them away!

1 - PET or PETE (polyethylene terephthalate).
Usually clear plastic soda and water bottles. Low risk.

2 - HDPE (high density polyethylene).
Includes juice bottles, detergent bottles, butter tubs, toiletry bottles.
Low risk.

3 - V (Vinyl) or PVC.
PVC contains chlorine, so its manufacture can release highly dangerous dioxins.
Food wrapping. Highly toxic potential

4 - LDPE (low density polyethylene)
Food wraps, squeezable bottles, bread bags. Low risk.

5 - PP (polypropylene).
Yogurt cups, medicine bottles, straws, syrup bottles. Low risk.

6 - PS (polystyrene) also known as styrofoam. Can leach toxic chemicals into food.
Disposable plates and cups, fast food containers, packing material. Highly toxic potential.

7 - Miscellaneous plastic resins (Polycarbonate). Can leach potential hormone disruptors into body.
Higly toxic potential.

- The Daily Green - A guide to recycling codes.

Research BPA - a weak synthetic estrogen widely used in cans, can linings, and many plastic containers, odds are it's in your body! It is linked to increased rates of breast and prostate cancer, reproductive system abnormalities, and even effects exposure in the womb, problems such as ADHD, obesity, and diabetes.


NEVER drink water from water bottles left sitting in heat or sunshine. That includes inside your car!

NEVER put anything plastic in microwave. Better yet, throw away the microwave which alters cell structure of food and effects your DNA.

Documentary: 'Bag It' -


Plastic and heat create chemical cocktail.
Hot water 'increases baby bottle chemicals'
UK Guardian.

"Hot liquids dramatically increase the amount of harmful chemicals released by plastic bottles, according to a study.

Scientists found that polycarbonate plastic bottles released a known environmental pollutant 55 times more quickly when filled with boiling water.

Polycarbonate is used to make everything from compact discs to milk bottles for babies. The plastic is made from bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical produced in large volumes across the world. But over time, the plastic leaches its raw ingredient back into the environment.

"There are a lot of concerns surrounding bisphenol A," said David Santillo, senior scientist at the Greenpeace research laboratory in Exeter. "It is a hormone disrupter able to mimic and interfere with hormone systems in animals."

In the experiment, Scott Belcher, of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, wanted to work out how bisphenol A leaked out of polycarbonates and whether the temperature of the liquid stored in the bottle affected the rate.

"Previous studies have shown that if you repeatedly scrub, dish-wash and boil polycarbonate baby bottles, they release bisphenol A. But we wanted to know if 'normal' use caused increased release from something that we all use, and to identify what was the most important factor that impacts release," he said.

Belcher took reusable water bottles and tested them for seven days with room temperature water and then boiling water, simulating normal usage during backpacking, mountaineering and other outdoor adventure activities.

Baby bottle.

Cow's milk is bad for humans

He found that boiling water released bisphenol A from the bottles up to 55 times more quickly than the lower-temperature water.

The results, published in the latest edition of the journal Toxicology Letters, found that with room temperature water the rate of release from individual bottles ranged from 0.2 to 0.8 nanograms of bisphenol A an hour. After exposure to boiling water, rates increased to 8 to 32 nanograms an hour.

"A nanogram is a fairly small amount but, given that a lot of hormones work at levels far below that, even if it's not as potent as a natural hormone, you are in the range there which could be contributing to adverse effects," said Santillo.

"Newborn babies are at a very sensitive stage of their development and the last thing you want to be doing is dosing them with a very potent hormone disruptor," he said. "If there are ways of avoiding that, the time has come for the public to know about those."

- Alok Jha, science correspondent.

1) Use glass bottles.

2) Only buy baby and child toys that are BPA free. Target products are BPA free.

Sedentary life 'speeds up ageing'. 
Jan 29th 2008 - BBC World News.

"Leading a sedentary lifestyle may make us genetically old before our time, a study suggests. 

A study of twins found those who were physically active during their leisure time appeared biologically younger than their sedentary peers. The researchers found key pieces of DNA called telomeres shortened more quickly in inactive people. It is thought that could signify faster cellular ageing.

"This conclusion provides a powerful message that could be used by clinicians to promote the potential anti-ageing effect of regular exercise." - King's College London researchers.

An active lifestyle has been linked to lower rates of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. However, the latest research suggests that inactivity not only makes people more vulnerable to disease, but may actually speed up the ageing process itself.

The King's team studied 2,401 white twins, asking them to fill out questionnaires on their level of physical activity, and taking a blood sample from which DNA was extracted.

They particularly focused on telomeres, the repeat sequences of DNA that sit on the ends of chromosomes, protecting them from damage. As people age, their telomeres become shorter, leaving cells more susceptible to damage and death.

Examining white blood cells from the immune system in particular, the researchers found that, on average, telomeres lost 21 component parts - called nucleotides - every year.

Couch potatoe

Couch potato.

But men and women who were less physically active in their leisure time had shorter leukocyte telomeres compared to those who were more active.

The average telomere length in those who took the least amount of exercise - 16 minutes of physical activity a week - was 200 nucleotides shorter than those who took the most exercise - 199 minutes of physical activity a week, such as running, tennis or aerobics.

The most active people had telomeres of a length comparable to those found in inactive people who were up to 10 years' younger, on average. Direct comparison of twins who had different levels of physical activity produced similar results.

The researchers suggest that physically inactive people may be more vulnerable to the damage caused to cells by exposure to oxygen, and to inflammation.

Stress is also thought to have an impact on telomere length, and the researchers suggest people who exercise regularly may help to reduce their stress levels.

Writing in the journal, the researchers said: "Our results show that adults who partake in regular physical activity are biologically younger than sedentary individuals."

"This conclusion provides a powerful message that could be used by clinicians to promote the potential anti-ageing effect of regular exercise."

In an accompanying editorial, Dr Jack Guralnik, of the US National Institute on Aging, said more work was needed to show a direct relationship between ageing and physical activity.

He said: "Persons who exercise are different from sedentary persons in many ways, and although certain variables were adjusted for in this analysis, many additional factors could be responsible for the biological differences between active and sedentary persons."

"Nevertheless, this article serves as one of many pieces of evidence that telomere length might be targeted in studying ageing outcomes."

Story from BBC World News:

Passive Aerobic Exercise
The foundation of health.


Natural Healing Beverages
From Around the World.

Madal Bal - Switzerland.
Detox, lose weight, and keep it off.

Madal Bal first came to the attention of the British public when Beyonce spoke about a fast she used to drop weight safely and quickly whist she was working on her role for 'Austin Powers.'

The tree syrup, called Madal Bal, is produced by Puris AG of Switzerland directed by Dr KA Beyer, one of the original group of practitioners who developed the blend.

Madal Bal is a liquid diet regime or fast, based on a totally natural drink made from a special organic tree syrup, mixed with fresh lemon juice, spring water and a pinch of cayenne pepper.

The tree syrup is a blend of maple and palm tree syrups designed to provide a balance of minerals and trace elements. The fresh lemon juice provides vitamin C and potassium, and helps to dissolve mucus and waste. The cayenne pepper adds a zing to the flavour, as well as a stimulatory heating effect, which speeds cleansing and elimination.

The syrup comes from the sap of five types of tree - the maple, and four rare Asian palm trees - all growing naturally and organically. The maple sap comes from Bird's Eye maple trees of North America. Trees need to be over 40 years old to extract sap without harming the tree, and the sap can only be extracted during a few months of the year.

This pure syrup is very different from most maple syrup sold in shops, which can be over 90% artificially synthesized from sugar and corn syrup.

The palm syrup comes from the sap of the Arenga, Kita, Nipah and Palmyra palm trees, which grow in forests in different areas of South East Asia. The sap from each type of tree is extracted using techniques introduced and monitored by Swiss aid workers. The sap is carefully turned into syrup, and then the syrups are blended and canned. No sugar, preservatives or chemical processes are used.

Madal Bal.

The diet originated as a ten-day fast (five days for those not used to fasting) under the supervision of a practitioner. The ten-day fast should not be carried out too frequently. Even for weight loss, the maximum frequency is repeated ten-day fasts with four weeks or more between each one.

NOTE: Fasting is one of the best ways to detox and help the body heal itself. Fasting rests the digestive tract and stimulates the immune system to speed recovery.

And YES, Madal Bal WORKS to lose weight - we know because we did a 7 day fast, and we did not regain the weight!


Açai Berries - Amazon, Brazil:

The Açai berry, a superfood, has been shown to contain up to 30 times more anthocyanins levels than in the grapes used to make red wine and thereby has an important role to play in the reduction of incidents of heart disease. Packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids.

A few benefits: anti aging, boosts energy, natural viagra, kills leukemia cells, anti inflammatory.

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Mona Vie - Watch this video to understand the Acai Berry and learn about Mona Vie, a blend of 19 amazing fruits containing thousands of phytonutrients and antioxidants:

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Organic Acai Juices and Smoothies: It has a rich flavour, with a hint of cocoa, and it contains more antioxidants than blueberries or pomegranates. It's also packed with omega fats, protein and dietary fibre.


Green Tea - China:

Several polyphenols - the potent antioxidants green tea's famous for - seem to help keep cancer cells from gaining a foothold in the body, by discouraging their growth and then squelching the creation of new blood vessels that tumors need to thrive. Study after study has found that people who regularly drink green tea reduce their risk of breast, stomach, esophagus, colon, and/or prostate cancer.

Got a cut, scrape, or bite, and a little leftover green tea? Soak a cotton pad in it. The tea is a natural antiseptic that relieves itching and swelling. Try it on inflamed breakouts and blemishes, sunburns, even puffy eyelids. And that's not all. In the lab, green tea helps block sun-triggered skin cancer, whether you drink it or apply it directly to the skin - which is why you're seeing green tea in more and more sunscreens and moisturizers.


World famous tea terraces
in Hangzhou, China.

Having healthy blood pressure - meaning below 120/80 - is one thing. Keeping it that way is quite another. But people who sip just half a cup a day are almost 50 percent less likely to wind up with hypertension than non-drinkers. Credit goes to the polyphenols again (especially one known as ECGC). They help keep blood vessels from contracting and raising blood pressure.

Green tea may also keep the brain from turning fuzzy. Getting-up-there adults who drink at least two cups a day are half as likely to develop cognitive problems as those who drink less. Why? It appears that the tea's big dose of antioxidants fights the free-radical damage to brain nerves seen in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

The younger and healthier your arteries are, the younger and healthier you are. So fight plaque build-up in your blood vessels, which ups the risk of heart disease and stroke, adds years to your biological age (or RealAge), and saps your energy too. How much green tea does this vital job take? About 10 ounces a day, which also deters your body from absorbing artery-clogging fat and cholesterol.

Oh yeah, one more thing. Turns out that green tea speeds up your body's calorie-burning process. In the every-little-bit-counts department, this is good news!

Study up and only buy the best green tea you can find, don't settle for less. We visited Hangzhou, China and they told us they keep the very best to themselves and do not export it - even the Queen of England paid them a visit. Everywhere you go in China, people are drinking jars of green tea because the health benefits are phenomenal.

Extraordinary Guide To Green Tea:


Yerba Mate - S. America:

More than a drink, Yerba Mate has become a cultural phenomenon throughout South America. This ancient medicinal drink promotes weight loss, mental alertness, energy, longevity and much more.

Argentinians are famous for their beautiful women and handsome men. Very possibly, Mate Tea is one of the reasons why!

Yerba Mate.
Trader Joe's.


Which seafood is safe to eat?

Fish bowl.

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Be very careful what you eat from the ocean as it is horribly contaminated and polluted. The oceans have dramatically changed over the years:

1) Radiation from Fukushima, Japan, Pacific Ocean.
2) Poison in the Gulf of Mexico from oil spills.
3) Polluted and contaminated farm raised fish.
4) Mercury poisoning.
5) Plastic pollution.

- Consume fish or shellfish sparingly, only a few times each month.
- Opt for wild caught Alaskan salmon or cod.
- Freshwater trout is delicious.

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