Lack of Flossing and Erectile Dysfunction? YIKES!! [Infographic]

The Importance of Sleep In Your Life: Sleep Or Die [Infographic]




As an Internet Marketer sleep deprivation is a part of my life and this is the case with many that are involved with the ever changing ever evolving field of technology and social medial. I am totally aware that sleep is something that is really essential but it doesn’t change the fact that I do not get enough.  This is NOT a good thing, take a look at the infographic below to give you and idea of just how bad this is.


Lack of Sleep Infographic

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Heal Or Die: Operation Fresh Fruits & Vegetables


I love to be online and with that comes the opportunity to interact with so many people and their friends by way of Facebook.  A few months ago I responded to a discussion about organic foods and although that was a few months ago, the conversation has really remained in my thoughts.  There was a bit of outrage by one person that obese people in underpriveleged communities do not serve their children organic food.  I really mentally did a neck roll and though “Excuse YOU” Jerry Springer guest style.  I must say that I was outraged and quite frankly wishing for new technology called Smack-O-Vision because she did indeed deserve a smack.   I did respond that people in underpriveledge communities just do not have the same options that some of the more affluent neighborhoods may have and this includes organic foods. In some of these areas you will be lucky to find canned fruit at the neighborhood stores, let alone find one single piece of fresh fruit.  Some of these neighborhoods don’t even have grocery stores, yes seriously.


The issue in most of these situations are NOT that the people in these neighborhoods cannot afford to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, although in some cases there are economic challenges.  The big issue is that there are NO STORES in these areas that are willing to provide these essentials for whatever reason. I find that to be unacceptable!


As I thought about the conditions in which some people are living, I realized how lucky that I am to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.  I clutched this knowledge to my chest but could not stop feeling a strong need to do more.  Thoughts were forming, a plan was taking place and I decided that I need to do something. This lead to Operation Fresh Fruits & Vegetables.


Operation Fresh Fruits and Vegetables involves myself, my father and other people willing to help.  We are dedicating an alloted amount of time daily in which to provide these essentials to the neighborhoods in Philly that do not have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.


We have made the necessary contacts with vendors and we are ready to go.  This is the beginning of the journey for us and we are excited to be doing something to help people that have been overlooked by many. We will be documenting our journey.

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Organic Raw Milk or Pasteurized: What’s Better? [Infographic]

10 Weird and Gross Ingredients in Processed Food

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1.  Fertilizers – in your bread

While chemical fertilizers inevitably make it into our produce in trace amounts, you would not expect it to be a common food additive. However, ammonium sulfate can be found inside many brands of bread, including Subway’s. The chemical provides nitrogen for the yeast, creating a more consistent product.


2.  Beaver Anal Glands – in your candy

The anal glands of a beaver, conveniently euphemized as castoreum, are a common ingredient in perfumes and colognes but are also sometimes used to — believe it or not — enhance the flavor of raspberry candies and sweets.


 3.  Beef Fat – in your snacks

While this may not bother the most ardent omnivore, others are shocked to discover that their favorite childhood treats contain straight-up beef fat. The ingredient comes included a list of other oils that may or may not be used, so it is always a gamble!


 4.  Crushed Bugs – as red food coloring

After killing thousands at a time, the dried insects are boiled to produce a liquid solution that can be turned to a dye using a variety of treatments. Some people worry that the coloring — often called carmine or carminic acid — could be listed as a “natural color,” disguising the fact that there are bugs in the product.


 5.  Beetle Juice – the hard candy coating

You know that shiny coating on candies like Skittles? Or the sprinkles on cupcakes and ice cream sundaes? Well, they get that glaze from the secretions of the female lac beetle. The substance is also known as shellac and commonly used as a wood varnish.


 6.  Sheep Secretions – in your bubble gum

The oils inside sheep’s wool are collected to create the goopy substance called lanolin. From there, it ends up in chewing gum (sometimes under the guise of “gum base”), but also is used to create vitamin D3 supplements.


7.  Human Hair and Duck Feathers – in your bread

What’s in your morning bagel? If you get it from Noah’s Bagels, it contains either human hair or duck feathers, and it’s your guess as to which. The substance, called L-cysteine or cystine, is used as a dough conditioner to produce a specific consistency. While artificial cysteine is available, it is cost prohibitive and mostly used to create kosher and halal products.


8.   Coal Tar – in red colored candy

Coal tar is listed as number 199 on the United Nations list of “dangerous goods,” but that doesn’t stop people from using it in food. The coloring Allura Red AC is derived from coal tar and is commonly found in red-colored candies, sodas and other sweets.


9.   Calf Stomach – in your cheese

In the UK, all cheeses are labeled as either suitable or not suitable for vegetarians because in Britain — and everywhere else — many cheeses are made using rennet, which is the fourth stomach of a young cow. In the United States and most other countries, people are left to guess about the stomach-content of their cheese.


10.  Sand – in your chili

Sand is hidden in Wendy’s chili as a name you might remember from high school chemistry class: silicon dioxide. Apparently they use sand as an “anti-caking agent,” perhaps to make sure the chili can last for days and days over a heater.



Hearing Loss Statistics | Hearing Loss Facts | #Infographic

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This graphic brilliantly displays the effects of hearing loss and how to cope with it.   The graphic describes the four main ways people lose their ears; through listening to loud music, spending too much time in an industrial work place with power drills and the like, being exposed to the sounds of a racetrack, and being exposed to the sounds of guns firing for long periods of time.   So, how do you know if your ears are being damaged? Well, if someone is standing three feet away from you, but you cannot hear the words coming out of their mouth, then odds are that you are probably in a situation where the noise level is dangerous.   And if you are in a situation like this, you should probably extricate yourself immediately because, as the graphic reveals, once your inner ear hair cells are gone, they don’t come back.   Over 50 million Americans suffer from a disease called Tinnitus, which is a non-stop ringing in the ears that results from prolonged exposure to loud sounds. Continue Reading:    Download Here:


Work/Life Balance: Who Has It & Tips On Achieving It [Infographic]

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Stress, headaches, tension, weight gain, and depression are all signs of a work/life balance that is out of whack.

Does Pork Cause Tapeworms in the Brain? Umm Ewww…

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A pair of new studies underscore the U.S. public health threat of neurocysticercosis—quite literally having pork tapeworm larvae curled up inside one’s brain—now the most common cause of adult-onset epilepsy in the world. The first study, The Impact of Neurocysticercosis in California, concluded that “Neurocysticercosis causes appreciable disease and exacts a considerable economic burden in California,” with estimated annual hospital charges exceeding $17 million. The second study, published two weeks ago, is the first to follow the cognitive function and quality of life of those living with these brain parasites.


As you’ll see in today’s video pick below, even after one’s brain is infested with pork tapeworms, some people can go for years before the headaches and seizures start as the larvae begin to multiply. What the second study suggests, though, is that long before the more obvious symptoms present, those who are infected may suffer from mental, social, and cognitive dysfunction.


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Tofu Sweet Potato Rice

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Tofu Rice Salad with Sweet Potatoes

This salad has great texture and wonderful flavor, with just a hint of sweetness from the sweet potatos and teriyaki sauce.  It’s a whole meal in a bowl!!

3 ½ cups cooked short grain brown rice
½ lb.  firm tofu, cut in 1” cubes
1 ½ cups sweet potatos, cut in 1” cubes
¾ cup snap peas or snow peas, thinly sliced
2 single green onions, thinly sliced
4 tablespoons bottled teriyaki sauce, (we use Trader Joe’s brand)
4 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon raspberry vinegar
¼ teaspoon curry powder
½ teaspoon granulated onion
1 teaspoon agave syrup
½ teaspoon sea salt

  • In a small oiled baking pan, toss tofu cubes with teriyaki sauce. Bake @350◦ for 10 minutes.
  • In a steamer cook the sweet potatos until just soft (avoid cooking them too long or they will break down in the salad.)
  • In a medium bowl toss together the cooked rice, sweet potatos, tofu, snap peas, green onions and pine nuts. Set aside.
  • Make dressing with a whisk or with a mixer. Pour dressing over rice mixture and toss gently until everything is well coated. This salad can be served at room temperature or heated slightly.

Serves: 4-6
Cooking time: 1 hour

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Maui Slaw

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Maui Slaw  

Napa cabbage serves as a base for this refreshing and beautiful coleslaw. The subtle taste of onion in the dressing gives a great contrast to the fruitiness of the papaya and strawberries. Yum!!

8 cups Napa cabbage, cut in 1” squares
1 cup snap peas, cut in thirds
½ cup sweet onion, thinly sliced half circles
1 cup Daikon sprouts, or use whatever type of sprouts you can find.
1 ½ cups strawberries, sliced
2 cups papaya, peeled, de-seeded and cut in bite-sized pieces


½ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons pomegranate juice, unsweetened
1 tablespoon sweet onion, grated
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon agave syrup Combine all dressing ingredients, except oil, in a bowl. Slowly drizzle in the oil as you whisk.
Toss cabbage, snap peas, onions and sprouts in a bowl. Toss fruit in a separate bowl with the dressing and set aside.
Toss all together in a bigger bowl, about 45 minutes before you plan to serve the salad.   Serves: 6-8 Cooking time: 25 minutes


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