Why are BPA’s so Bad?

BPA Overview

In recent years, there have been concerns over the amount of BPA in consumer plastics. This compound, also called Bisphenol A, was suspected to cause serious health problems. This public hysteria of BPA was fueled by studies in which researches showed adverse health problems, including cancer, in animals injected with large quantities. Since then, Wal-Mart has stopped carrying all products with BPA; Nalgene, Playtex, and other plastic makers have stopped using it in their products. Though people avoid BPA, many have little understanding of the chemical itself and how it is poisonous to the body.

Understanding BPA and Its Uses

Bisphenol A is a polar, organic molecule that has no color and is a solid at room temperature. With two phenol rings, the molecular structure contains 15 carbon atoms and 2 oxygen atoms. Chemical engineers use it as chemical reagents and building blocks to develop other complex organic […]

Must Read Article On Breast Cancer

There is a must-read article that links Milk possibly to breast cancer.….

Here are some of the quotes I found most interesting

“Before I had breast cancer for the first time, I had eaten a lot of dairy produce, such as skimmed milk, low-fat cheese and yoghurt. I had used it as my main source of protein. I also ate cheap but lean minced beef, which I now realized was probably often ground-up dairy cow. ”

“Recently, I discovered that way back in 1989 yoghurt had been implicated in ovarian cancer. Dr Daniel Cramer of Harvard University studied hundreds of women with ovarian cancer and had them record in detail what they normally ate. wish I’d been made aware of his findings when he had first discovered them.”

“Up to this point, I had been steadfastly measuring the progress of my fifth cancerous lump with callipers and plotting the results. […]

7 Tips for Reducing Troublesome Acne

Apple-Cider Vinegar “The high acidity of apple-cider vinegar makes skin inhospitable to blemish-causing bacteria. Place a handful of parsley (a skin-clarifying herb) into a French press and cover it with 1/2 cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes, then plunge and let the liquid cool. Transfer to a spray bottle along with a splash of vinegar and four drops of tea tree oil (an antiseptic), shake well, and spritz on a freshly cleansed face. Store the spray bottle in the fridge.”- Martha Stewart

Acne is a common skin condition that affects nearly everyone at one time or another. It starts when greasy secretions from the skin’s oil glands plug the hair follicle openings called pores. These clogs occur as whiteheads or blackheads that may develop into tender pimples or under-the-skin cysts.

Traditionally, acne affects adolescent children and teenagers. However, adult acne accounts for millions of cases, according to […]

Best Fitness Machines for Losing Weight

Think of when you first walk into a gym: fitness machines scatter the area. Bikes, treadmills, elliptical machines, weights, and more are separated into their own sections, and here you stand. Do you head to a treadmill? Do you concentrate on cardiovascular exercises, or focus more on strength training? Your workout depends entirely on what your fitness goals are. Every piece of equipment targets a certain muscle group in your body, but some machines may work up more of a sweat than others. And if you need to lose weight, choosing the right fitness equipment can be a complicated decision. Should you pick a calorie-burning monster, or stick to something else? Here’s what you can expect out of your workout by using these common weight loss equipments.

1. Treadmills

As one of the most versatile machines in the industry, fitness experts say this machine can burn about 100 calories per […]

Go Organic When You Go Hiking

When you go hiking you often give importance to your hiking gear and shoes. You also make a checklist of what all you need to carry with you like first aid box and torch and camping equipment and so on. But you forget to give importance to the most essential part of hiking- that is food and water. Not many of us attach importance to our diet when we go to the mountains. I would like to stress here that food and water should be the most essential part of your hiking list.

I Go Organic when I hike

As a marathon runner my trainer advised me to go hiking to strengthen my thigh muscles. Thigh muscles and calf muscles play a vital part of running and so I decided to go hiking to the mountains to work them out. Since I hike for almost an hour or […]

The Shortfalls Of Old Age

One of the big chips in the progress of the Human Species is medicine. With successful medicine comes an increase in the aged population of the planet. Everyone of these aged individuals takes up space. A lot of them have no useful productive use anymore. A lot of them require expensive nursing facilities to survive. A lot of them have aging diseases such as Alzheimer disease. All of them eat food until they eventually succumb to one disease or another. In effect, we all age, we all deteriorate, and eventually we all die. I don’t care if you are worth 2 cents or 200 billion dollars. The same rules apply to all of us.

How we handle this problem of aging populations is going to take genius level intelligence. Most likely that will not be found in government leadership. I refer to all government, not just the government here.

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