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Daily snippets for December 13, 2013:
Lifestyle: High chair danger: Over 9,400 children are treated yearly for injuries associated with a high chair or
booster seat. That’s one child per hour nationally. Not surprising is the fact that 93% of all injuries involved a fall. A full
two thirds of these kids were reported to be climbing or standing in the chair. This generally means that the buckle
safety restraint was not used, was not implemented properly or was just plain ineffective in the cases of budding
escape artists. Concussions were 37% of reported injuries, bruising - 33% and cuts -19%. Never assume the tray
will suffice to restrain a child and prevent a nasty fall. Only buckle up the kids you love!
Food and Nutrition: Where do you want to spend the most money? Would you want to spend more on a
healthy diet or on consequent medical bills? Harvard researchers recently looked into the cost of a healthy diet
versus an unhealthy. What they found was that healthier diets rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, and nuts - VS the one
loaded with processed foods, meats, and refined grains actually cost on average, a mere $1.50 more per day
(kinda hard to believe). Even if the real price difference is higher, it is still very small in comparison to the economic
costs of diet-related chronic diseases that are dramatically reduced by healthy diets.
Medical Madness: Take some Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) antacids and you will increase your risk of
dementia, nerve damage, anemia, and other medical complications. You see, you need strong stomach acid to
break down proteins, minerals and vitamins but suppressing stomach acids with drugs can also lead to health-
threatening vitamin deficiencies. In the US last year, about 15 million people received some 157 million
prescriptions for PPI anti-acid medications. And that doesn’t count the OTC meds people buy daily. Most people
actually need more acid in their stomach to avoid heartburn and GERD, not less.
Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements: The Chinese name for ginger means “to defend”. Even in
modern-day China, ginger is used in around half of all Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions. Traditional Chinese
Medicine (TCM) healers believe than moderate amounts of ginger tea will strengthen the lungs and the kidneys while
defending the body from the common cold. Fresh pulverized ginger applied to baldness on the head a couple of
times a day is an old Chinese folk treatment for baldness. Fresh ginger rubbed on a discolored patch of skin is the
Chinese folk remedy for vitiligo. Got a burn? Squeeze some fresh ginger root on it for the treatment of burns. Beware
though as ginger is a blood thinner and never eat ginger if you are taking prescription blood thinners.
Daily HealthTrivia: Over-the-top crazy trivia: 50% of ADHD kids receive an ADHD diagnosis before the age
The First Rule of Happiness: Happiness is a mode of travel, not a destination.
Quotable: The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. ~ Old Chinese Proverb
Laugh About It! “What if our packaging was totally easy to tear open - unless you had a cut finger?" ~ said by
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