Do this and you will likely gain 15 pounds in the next year…

Another soda attack, but it seems worthy to know.

With the idea that every decision we make either tears down or builds our health – there has been some chatter about High Fructose Corn Syrup that would make you think it is not building.  Here is a quote from Dr. Mercola:

A single can of soda per day can add as much as 15 pounds to your weight over the course of a single year, not to mention increase your risk of diabetes by 85 percent.

Additionally, elevated insulin levels – which soda clearly causes – also underlies nearly every chronic disease known to man, including:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Premature aging
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis

From my perspective, there is absolutely NO reason to ever drink soda.

What are you doing to make water more fun to drink these days?

Read the entire aritcle, resources and related links on the subject at:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/01/03/high-fructose-corn-syrup-even-worse-than-weve-been-told.aspx

4 of the Most Dangerous Myths About Washing Your Hands

Several years ago, I had a friend read the OSHA sheet about Dial pump soap – haven’t wanted to use any of those harsh chemical pump soaps to wash my hands with since.

1.  Hot water is better than cold water for effective handwashing

Scientists have found that various temperatures had “no effect on transient or resident bacterial reduction.” Not only does hot water not show any benefit, but it might increase the “irritant capacity” of some soaps, causing dermatitis.

2. Hand sanitizers kill germs more effectively than soap

Using alcohol-based hand-hygiene products is in general not more effective than washing your hands with plain soap and water.

3.  Frequent handwashing or use of hand sanitizers promotes healthy skin

In fact, contact dermatitis can develop from frequent and repeated use of hand hygiene products, exposure to chemicals and glove use.

4.  Soap with triclosan is an effective antimicrobial for handwashing

A recent study compared an antibacterial soap containing triclosan with a non-antibacterial soap. The results showed that the antibacterial soap did not provide any additional benefit. In addition, concerns have been raised about the use of triclosan because of the potential development of bacterial resistance.

You can see the sources and Dr Mercola’s comments at: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/02/25/myths-about-hand-hygiene.aspx

Joy Boudreau