Toxic Food

Toxic Food

Toxic food is a massive issue.  Did you know that a high proportion (up to 75%) of all spending in the UK medical centre is on chronic conditions. So these are things such as headaches, migraines, ear infections, irritable bowel, weight issues and psoriasis.  However, pharmaceutical medicine is best suited for treating acute conditions. Holistic medical treatment delivers superior results for chronic conditions. One of the reasons for this is that pharmaceutical medicinal treatments focus on the diagnosed symptoms. Holistic medicine tries to get to the root cause.

Toxic Food –  Food Allergy Test

Most people are oblivious that the food they consume might to the cause of many of their health issues. So there’s plenty to of information on how to eat healthily.  However, even foods that are generally considered healthy might poison certain people.  You should have a food allergy test to identify if you have developed any food allergies. Avoiding those foods will improve your wellbeing and health.

Almost all everyone at some point experiences symptoms such as aches, skin rash, indigestion, and other non-threatening conditions.  It is not just an age thing as young children also experience these conditions.  Take adults and children with conditions such as ADHD or autism. They often enjoy remarkable results to changes in their diets after having had food allergy tests.  By making some simple alterations in your diet you can dramatically improve your well being. This is especially the case if you eliminate certain toxic foods.

Toxic Food – Cancer prevention

By eating healthier foods and reducing or eliminating the toxins in our bodies we create an environment which makes it harder for diseases like cancer to develop. Generally lifestyles of busy people has meant a trend towards convenience and processed foods. The type of foods are in the main no good for us and in some cases poisonous and toxic.

Below are a list of foods that can be considered toxic for our bodies:

Toxic Food – Processed Meats

Processed meats such as bacon, hot dogs, salamis contain the chemical sodium nitrite. Sodium nitrate is a preservative and creates the pink colour of meat.  It is also used in smoked and pickled foods and also in cheese and some beer. During the digestive process sodium nitrite is converted into nitrosamine which is a carcinogen.

Toxic Food – Refined sugar

Cancer feeds on sugar in the blood stream. Blood sugar levels should be kept at a reasonable level.  Eating foods that are high in refine sugar content increases the opportunity for cancer cells to develop.  Cutting out refined sugar will improve your overall health and immune system. It lowers the risk of cancer cells developing.

Toxic Food – Refined or simple carbohydrates

Refined carbohydrates include foods such are white bread and white rice.  Refined and processed carbohydrates strip away beneficial fibre.  Try to reduce your intake of simple carbohydrates and look for healthier alternatives.

Toxic Food – Hydrogenated oils, Trans Fats, and Acrylamides

Hydrogenated oils, with trans fats are used because they prolong shelf life of some foods. Hydrogenated oils are produced by heating oils with other substances. This results in healthy fatty acids being replaced with trans fats. This type of fat dangerous for your heart and creates the ideal breeding ground for cancer. Acrylamides are fats that are produced when frying food.  Test on rats have shown that acrylamides can cause cancer.

Toxic Food – Chips

Chips and french fries are usually deep fried in hydrogenated oil.  They contain simple carbohydrates that quickly change to sugar level in our blood.

Toxic Food – Fried desserts and snacks

The mix of hydrogenated oils, refined flour, sugar, and frying can potentially cause cancer.  Foods like donuts fall into this category.

Toxic Food – Crisps

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Toxic food

Most crisps are fried and contain trans fats, sugar and simple carbohydrates.

Toxic Food – Fizzy drinks

Fizzy drinks with high sugar content (and even their sugar free alternatives) should be avoided at all cost if you don’t want add to chemicals and sugar in your blood.  Drink water instead.

Tattoos Permanent versus Temporary

Tattoos Permanent versus Temporary

Tattoos permanent versus temporary is a decision anyone wanting a tattoo can now make. The option of having temporary tattoos is perhaps one of the reason tattoos have become increasingly popular. Some people like the idea of having permanent markings on their body. This is perhaps what attracted them to tattoos in the first place. It made a statement of who they are and was a way for them to publically or privately (depending on the placement of the inking) express themselves. Others however are not prepared to make the decision to permanently mark their bodies for a number of reasons, each being specific to their own situation. Inking the body with tattoos is a type of skin pigment implantation. There are two options for tattooing or pigment implantation: permanent and temporary.

Tattoos Permanent versus Temporary – Permanent

As the name states these are tattoos that by their very nature permanently add a colour to the skin pigment. With age the colour of tattoos slowly fade out, however they never completely go unless you undertake certain treatments. The obvious treatment for removing a tattoo is is laser surgery. Laser treatment can be used to remove the colour pigments from skin. The cost of doing so is very expensive and the process itself is exceptionally painful. The cost to remove a permanent tattoo is far greater than the original cost of having the ink work in the first place. Therefore it is vital to be certain that you really want to have a permanent tattoo before you start getting inked up.

Tattoos Permanent versus Temporary – Temporary

Temporary tattoos are very different to permanent ones. It is only the epidermis, which is the outer layers of skin which is coloured. As skin cells die the tattoo will fade out. Usually, temporary tattoos last for 2-3 weeks, but it clearly depend on how it is cared for. If you wash the tattooed area with soay and hot water it is likely to fade more quickly.

Tattoos Permanent versus Temporary – Differences

Apart from the obvious, several differences exist between permanent and temporary tattoos as can be see below.

Differences – After effects

When you have a permanent tattoo it takes more than three weeks for your skin to heal. During this time, you have to keep water completely away from the area.

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Tattoos permanent versus temporary

With temporary skin colouring, there is no healing time as there is no damage made to your skin. One exception to this might be if your skin is allergic to the colours used. You can wash the tattoo off anytime you like with hot water and soap. It usually takes two to three weeks to fade away naturally.

Differences – Pain

The process of inking your body permanently is very painful and you need to have a reasonable high pain threshold to bear it. On the other hand, for temporary ones, no pain at all is experienced as it is only paints and stickers that are used to make the body markings.

Differences – Blood

Although it is nothing to squirm about, you do see some blood with permanent skin pigmentation. But of course with temporary colouring, there is never any blood seen from your skin.

Differences – Cost

Having is a costly affair and a permanent body inking can be a very costly, but this of course will depend on the intricacy and time it take for the artist to complete the design. Again for temporary tattoos the bigger and more complicated the design, the longer it takes the artist to do, the more expensive it will be. But in general comparing like for like, permanent body art will cost you significantly more than temporary body art.


Dog Training Basics

Dog Training Basics

Dog training basic is where we all have to start when we get a new dog.

Dog training basics – start at the beginning

If there is just one tip with regard to dog training it has to be this. Start at the beginning, on the very first day you bring your dog home. That means day 1. This is so that your new dog associates the rules with the new environment from outset. There is no point allowing your dog to lay on the sofa for the first week and then try to train him not to do so. He will be confused.

Dog training basics – the key

The key to dog training is to consistently reinforce on an ongoing basis the behaviour you desire. And you ignore or deter the behaviour you don’t desire. Nearly all behavioural challenges are caused by poor or inconsistent training

Dog training basics
Dog training
on behalf of the owner. They are also caused by not allowing your do to develop basic social skills of being with other dogs and people. Establish limits, boundaries and clear rules so your dog understands your expectations. This will result in a content, sociable and well behaved dog.

Dog training basics – dogs, not humans

Don’t forget that although we all adore our dogs, they are dogs, not humans. They do not have the same thinking process or rationalisation skills as humans. Dogs want to please their human owners and want their attention. So the behaviour you praise or give attention to (both positive and negative) is the conduct that your dog will continue to do.

Dog training basics – common mistakes

There are two quite common mistakes people make with their dogs.

The first is somewhat counterintuitive. If you comfort your dog if it is frightened, nervous or concerned, this only serves to reinforce that behaviour. So the best approach might be to use a distraction tactic which can serve to change your dogs focus and attention. This should result in a change of state where it is no longer frightened.

Secondly, when your dog is mega excited, for example when you first come home or see the dog after being away. If you over do it and excite the dog even more it is nearly impossible to for the dog to follow your instructions or commands. Also an excited dog isn’t always a happy dog. A dog in an aggressive state will also look like it is excited and is unlikely to be in a state of happiness at that time.

Dog training basics – classes

You would do well to consider attending some dog training classes offered by a professional dog trainer. It can make a huge different to the your relationship with your dog and create a happier, more well balanced dog. So when thinking about dog training, most owners just associate this to basic obedience courses. Obviously this is the base level training your dog and you should do together. But if you just do this sort of training, you might be creating a limit and restricting the true capabilities of your dog. You will never really know what the dog is capable of.

Specialist dog training

Just doing basic obedience classes is also the result of dog trainer’s or training schools limitations. There are specialist dog trainers / dog training schools who can bring the best out of your dog in different areas. Sometimes these schools focus on training different breeds or groups of breeds which have a natural instinct or inclination of certain traits. Below are some specialist dog training course available.

Examples of specialist dog training classes

Here are some of the samples you’ll find when looking into dog training classes.
• Advanced Obedience Training.
• Dog Sport Training.
• Relationship Dog Training.
• Nose work Training.
• Puppy Training and Socialization.
• Agility Instruction and Training.
• Swim Training.
• T-Touch.
These specialist dog training classes are just some of the options offered by specialized dog training schools that will unlock the true potential of your dog. These courses go way beyond basic obedience dog training.

Breed of Dog

Breed of Dog

Which breed of dog to choose from the hundreds available is no simple matter.

Breed of Dog – what’s right for you?

There are a number of factors that can help you choose the breed of dog that is right for you.

It just a fact that different  breeds of dog suit different people and different situations.  As an example, if you stay in an apartment and the dog will stay there much of the day, an energetic or large breed of dog that loves to run and needs lots of exercise is likely to be less suitable. So if you live in a hot climate, breeds that were meant for cold climates don’t do well in the heat.  This is the case unless you spend the money to have their coats clipped on a regular basis.  Dogs with strong prey drives / instincts, like hunting dogs and terriers will have the natural urge to run off after rabbits, squirrels and other prey. If they are not fenced in, they can be at risk of getting lost or hit by a vehicle.

Breed of Dog – initial questions to ask yourself?

  • Do you live in the city, a suburban area or rural area?
  • Have you got little house, a huge house or a flat?
  • Do you live by the sea, or a lake or near a woods or mountains?
  • What is the climate where you live?
  • Do you have lots of land, a little lawn, large garden, or no garden at all?
  • Is your garden securely fenced, or can it be?  If not, you need to be prepared to walk your dog multiple times, every day.

Breed of Dog –  consider your living situation

More questions to considers as per below.

Breed of Dog - labrador puppy
Breed of Dog – labrador puppy
  • Are you awaiting the arrival of a baby, or will you be intending to begin a family?
  • Have you got children in their teens or little kids?
  • Are you likely to you travel often? What will you do with your dog when you are away?
  • Have you got guests over frequently?

Some breads of dog are better with just one individual and others with a family with children.  Breeds such as Golden Retrievers and Labradors are considerably more tolerant of young kids than many breeds.  Very small dogs or so called ‘toy dog breeds’ can be delicate.  Some breeders prefer they not go to a home with young kids.
Breed of Dog –  your personality type

So just as  each individual has a different characters or personality, so do dogs!

Individuals and dogs can be shy, outgoing, quiet, bossy, self-conscious, talkative, aggressive, considerate, inquisitive, energetic, composed and so on.

A quiet or calm person might not fit well with a high energy such as a terrier, so it is also the other way round! So it is the same if a person is more of a composed or self-conscious type of person. A person that likes to chill on the sofa would fit best with a couch potato type of dog, or a dog with a calming energy such as a Labrador or Golden Retriever or one of the calmer small breeds.

Breed of Dog – Grooming

Can you afford a dog that needs professional grooming an ongoing basis?   Are you able to cope with a longhaired breed that’ll need frequent brushing and is likely to moult and leave hair around?  Or do you prefer a breed of dog with short hair, or one that doesn’t shed hair at all?

Breed of Dog –  Guard Dogs

Are you searching for a big dog to provide protection? Be cautious with this notion. You will be alerted by any dog to strangers but you should be dog owner of experience if you need a real guard dog. Guard dog breeds aren’t for newby dog owners or individuals with a gentle character. Most intruders will be alarmed by any barking dog, regardless of its breed it truly.  There are some breeds that such as Airedale Terriers  that make wonderful family dogs as well as exceptional gs.uard dog

So if an intruder is unafraid of a barking dog they probably will have planned for a way to cope with a dog. Sometimes they keep the dog occupied with meat they bring, maybe they dope it and in extreme cased they sadly may kill the dog. If you want security, purchase or an alarm for your own home.  So getting a dog just for the purposes of protection is not a smart idea.

Golf Results

Golf Results

Your golf scorecard never lies, so your golf results are clear for all to see.

Improving Your Golf Results

If you are serious about improving your game, you need to break it down in to different sections.  Then based on your scores and results you analyse each aspect of your game individually rather than as a whole.

To get this done you record and need to monitor all parts of your golf game.  For example, fairways hit off the tee, greens hit in legislation, number of chip and putts, putts on each green.   This way you can build up a true picture of what is going on in your golf game and you can start to identify trends. This information is invaluable when it comes to improving your game on the practice area.  Otherwise your practice could be largely ineffective, or a complete waste of your time.  This is because your focus could be on items which won’t improve your scores.

Recording Your Golf Results

You can use a spreadsheet note and track all your results from each round that you play.  You decide the criteria you want to track but typically the following will be useful.

– Fairways hit from the tee.Golf Results
– Greens hit is regulation.
– Putts on each green.
– Chip and putts
– Putts holes under 6 feet

There are also a numer of sophisticated apps available to help you track and analyse your golf results.

Analysing Your Golf Results

Once you have collected sufficient data from your round you should be able at a glance to identify areas within your golf game that require your attention and focus. The trends should be obvious to you and you will know exactly where the practice needs to happen to improve your scores and lower your handicap.

Professionals Analyse Their Golf Results

This is exactly how pro golfers approach their practice. They don’t merely head to the range and hit balls for the sake of it.  They analyse their recorded results and focus their attention on the areas that need improving the most.
When it comes to pro golf at the highest level, the difference between success and failure is tiny.  The slightest improvements made can have a huge difference to their results.  And not just their scorecards, but their prize money too.

While you may not be a professional golfer, nor aspire to be, there is something you can learn from this process.  If you note and study the results from each part of your game, it can make practice time more meaningful.  If you have a specific reason to practice, it can make the practice time more enjoyable  and effective.

Getting Help To Improve Your Golf Results

Once you have monitored your results and have identified an area that you need to focus on, you might consider getting tuition from a PGA professional who can help you improve your skills.

Using Training Aides To Improve Your Golf Results

Buying training aides which will help you improve your game is also an option.  Be sure to check on youtube to see if there are videos demonstrating their use.  Also look for independent reviews before you make purchases.  These often provide a clear insight into the effectiveness of a particular training aide.  Particularly as some of these training aides can be expensive, look out for ones offering money back guarantees.  Keep in mind in golf there isn’t one magic product that cures all ills. There isn’t one training aide that works for each player.

Golf Results Summary

So to sum up, if you would like to improve your golf results you then must start recording and analysing your scorecards. Identify what needs improving and then make an effort to focus on that area and monitor your progress on an ongoing basis.  By regular tracking of your golf results and trying to improve them over time, then you won’t achieve greater success on the course, but you will also enjoy your golf more.