For “Foodie Friday”:
“More than 1.23 billion chicken wings were devoured as football fans watched the San Francisco 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl. That’s down about 12 million wings compared to last year. Good news for chickens and the 79 percent of Americans who eat chicken wings. Just five wings have more calories, fat, and cholesterol than a Big Mac. Sickening, but more nauseating: Most chicken products people eat are tainted with feces.
Nearly half of the chicken marketed by national brands and sold in supermarkets is contaminated with feces, according to a study we conducted last year, (Interesting read!)
But Super Bowl fans aren’t the only feces-eaters we’re warning. The 20,000 people attending Wing Bowl in Philadelphia shouldn’t pooh-pooh our feces findings. Last year’s winner, Takeru Kobayashi, ate 337 chicken wings.” More at: http://www.pcrm.org/media/blog/feb2013/super-bowl-fans-eat-less-feces-chicken-wing
There's Poop in Our Chicken Meat!
“I've known for a long time that chicken can be toxic, but an April article in the New York Times showed that almost half of the chicken in grocery stores is contaminated by E coli, which researchers say is an indicator of fecal contamination. In other words, there is poop in our chicken meat! Just to be clear, E coli comes from colons... So that means the bacteria either came from a human colon, or more likely chicken colon(s).”
“He cited recent Canadian research that found that E. coli bacteria from chickens had caused urinary tract infections that had previously been attributed to individuals’ own E. coli.”
"Chickens are very absorbent animals. When you put them into the water bath to chill them, they gain a little weight. Since chicken is sold by the pound, over a period of time it's a substantial financial difference to the company. The average broiler is about four pounds. If you can add a quarter of a pound or an eighth of a pound in water pick-up, that's very important to the economics of the industry. This "water" that Ms. Foreman was referring to is the chill bath they go into after eviscerated. It is sometimes referred to as "fecal soup." More at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-freston/chicken-contamination_b_1655170.html
And while on the subject, here is more about poop! I know this is “Foodie Friday”, but want goes in, must come out!
“When you go to the washroom, you have seen your stool and it has had many forms and colors. Right?
Sadly but true, this is a very important factor that determines how healthy or unhealthy you are. It is important that you pay attention to these things, as the color and form of your stool may be the first clue to some diseases and health issues.
This may seem disgusting for some of you, but pay attention to this chart and see where your stool stands:
Now after you have determined where you stand… Lets take a look at how healthy you are.
“Ideally, your stool should approximate Types 3, 4 and 5, “like a sausage or a snake, smooth and soft” to “soft blobs that pass easily.” Type 4 is the Holy Grail.”
Otherwise, you should start watching what you eat, or go see a doctor because you might be in danger.
This should not be taken lightly, this is very serious.
Please read the rest of this article of What You See in the Toilet Can Give You Valuable Insights into Your Health for more detailed information & Watch the video: More at: http://yourdailywellness.wordpress.com/tag/dr-mercola/ and: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/02/14/normal-stool.aspx
Poop Like Your Primal Ancestors. Squat!
“Squatting is our evolutionary ticket to easy pooping. Our bodies have been trained to do it that way and only that way for a million years. Yet somehow westerners think we can change that evolutionary programming and just start pooping up in a high chair with absolutely no consequences. Our modern lifestyle really gets in the way of easy bowel movements!
Good digestion not only requires good health but it requires good habits too and one of those habits is squatting. The only problem with this is that our toilets are built like dining table chairs. They are very high. For children they are truly barstools.
I used to use a small step stool to prop up my feet a bit. I even tried putting my feet up on the toilet seat, (rather precarious) but neither felt very natural. The people at the Squatty Potty changed all this. They understood that they aren’t going to replace a billion toilets in this country so instead they sought to jerry rig them – build a higher floor round the toilet. Genius.
A regular stool don’t do the job because when we squat we do not put our feet up against our chests, but rather off to the side. The Squatty Potty is long enough across the toilet to accommodate this stance. When you use it you’ll know instantly how natural it is. It makes going number two a real pleasure. Not only is this posture more comfortable than sitting but it helps to lengthen the colon, eliminating kinks and obstructions.
Of course Squatty Potty wasn’t the first to think of squatting at the toilet. They are just the first to bring the squat to America. People in other countries have lower toilets than we have. Some, like Japanese toilets, are all the way on the ground.
If you or your kids have trouble with constipation or if you want to avoid having trouble with constipation, consider getting yourself one of these. I’ve had mine for several months now and I can tell you it’s everything it’s cracked up to be.” From: http://theprimalparent.com/2012/06/27/poop-like-your-primal-ancestors-and-squat/
East Meets West: Can Squatty Potty Fix America’s Toilet Issues?
“During my travels through Asia in the late 1980s, one of the most difficult adjustments was the extreme difference in toilet habits between Eastern and Western culture. You can imagine my shock and surprise when I first entered a public facility in Japan only to be greeted by the toilet pictured to the right!
Believe it or not, these Asian style toilets are really quite easy to use (except on a moving train) and actually facilitate Nature’s Call much better than Western versions – provided you are steady on your feet and have a decent set of quads!
Now, the wisdom of Asian toilets has finally made it to America in the form of squatty stools of all shapes and sizes. In today’s post, Fitness Editor Paula Jager CSCS opines in hilarious fashion on her newest toy – for the bathroom!” More at: http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/east-meets-west-can-squatty-potty-fix-americas-toilet-issues/
OK. TMI ! That’s all about that, folks!
On This Day:
The U.S. acquires Spanish Florida, Feb 22, 1819:
“Spanish minister Do Luis de Onis and U.S. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams sign the Florida Purchase Treaty, in which Spain agrees to cede the remainder of its old province of Florida to the United States.
Spanish colonization of the Florida peninsula began at St. Augustine in 1565. The Spanish colonists enjoyed a brief period of relative stability before Florida came under attack from resentful Native Americans and ambitious English colonists to the north in the 17th century. Spain's last-minute entry into the French and Indian War on the side of France cost it Florida, which the British acquired through the first Treaty of Paris in 1763. After 20 years of British rule, however, Florida was returned to Spain as part of the second Treaty of Paris, which ended the American Revolution in 1783.
Spain's hold on Florida was tenuous in the years after American independence, and numerous boundary disputes developed with the United States. In 1819, after years of negotiations, Secretary of State John Quincy Adams achieved a diplomatic coup with the signing of the Florida Purchase Treaty, which officially put Florida into U.S. hands at no cost beyond the U.S. assumption of some $5 million of claims by U.S. citizens against Spain. Formal U.S. occupation began in 1821, and General Andrew Jackson, the hero of the War of 1812, was appointed military governor. Florida was organized as a U.S. territory in 1822 and was admitted into the Union as a slave state in 1845.”
Tet Offensive ends, Feb 22, 1968:
“The American war effort in Vietnam was hit hard by the North Vietnamese Tet Offensive, which ended on this day in 1968. Claims by President Lyndon Johnson that the offensive was a complete failure were misleading. Though the North Vietnamese death toll was 20 times that of its enemies, strongholds previously thought impenetrable had been shaken. The prospect of increasing American forces added substantial strength to the anti-war movement and led to Johnson's announcement that he would not seek re-election.”
Miss Priss still acts like she hasn’t just had a hysterectomy. I wish I had felt that good after I had mine. I couldn’t even stand up straight for six weeks.
Finally, after more hours of reading reviews, weighing the pro and cons of each kind, a heater and thermostat was ordered for my house. It should arrive next week. A realtor who knew of my dilemma had another person who didn’t have a ‘permanent affixed source of heat’, wrote and asked me which one I had chosen that was up to HUD standards. So there are other folks who didn’t want nasty, allergen-laden ductwork in their houses.
Satchmo is still gaining weight, and looking better and better each day.