Archive for February, 2012

HealthWatch: Research Reveals Healing Benefits Of Massage

Hello Community,

A couple of days ago when I was watching TV in the morning (KTVU) a very interesting report about new benefits of massage was aired. Since this is my business, I would love to share those new scientific findings and facts with you:

  • Did you know that massage reduces inflammation?
  • Did you know that a massage promotes quicker recovery for your body from a hard work out?
  • Did you know that a massage clears toxins from your body?
  • Did you know that a massage keeps  lactic acid from building?
  • Did you know that a massage smoothes out fascia (connective tissue)?
If you are interested in viewing the complete article, please find the link below.
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/03/healthwatch-research-reveals-healing-benefits-of-massage/

Gesundheit,

Angela


February 14, 2012 at 10:51 am Leave a comment

Talking Fruit and Knowing What You Really Get?!

Hello Community,
I just came across a very interesting article which sparked my interest and curiosity. I did not know that it would be that easy to tell the difference…
 Talking Fruit and knowing what you really get?!

How to de-code the information on those little stickers

While unpacking groceries, you pull out the bag of apples and decide to eat one then and there. You take it over to the sink, wash it off and — with some effort — peel off the little sticker. Pausing to look more closely at the sticker you wonder, “What do those numbers mean?”

As much as we may dislike them, the stickers or labels attached to fruit do more than speed up the scanning process at the checkout stand. The PLU code, or price lookup number printed on the sticker, tells you how the fruit was grown.

As reported by Maria Gallagher, in the June 26, 2002 issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer, by reading the PLU code, you can tell if the fruit was genetically modified, organically grown or produced with chemical fertilizers, fungicides, or herbicides.

Here’s how it works:

For conventionally grown fruit, (grown with chemicals inputs), the PLU code on the sticker consists of four numbers. Organically grown fruit has a five-numeral PLU prefaced by the number 9. Genetically engineered (GM) fruit has a five-numeral PLU prefaced by the number 8. For example,

A conventionally grown banana would be:
4011
An organic banana would be:
94011
A genetically engineered (GE or GMO) banana would be:
84011

The numeric system was developed by the Produce Electronic Identification Board, an affiliate of the Produce Marketing Association, a Newark, Delaware-based trade group for the produce industry. As of October 2001, the board had assigned more than 1,200 PLUs for individual produce items.

Incidentally, the adhesive used to attach the stickers is considered food-grade, but the stickers themselves aren’t edible.

Do you REALLY know what’s in your dinner?

By Marion Owen, Fearless Weeder for PlanTea, Inc. and
Co-author of Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul

Gesundheit,

Angela

February 3, 2012 at 3:40 am Leave a comment


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