Archive for December 2010

Cholesterol – What it is and Why You Can’t Live Without it

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found among fats in the body. Despite bad publicity, cholesterol is necessary. It’s part of every cellular membrane in the body; we have over 100 trillion cells, and cholesterol is an integral part of that. It’s a large percentage of our brain tissue.

Cholesterol is used to synthesize our steroid hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. We also use cholesterol as a precursor to our stress hormones, such as cortisone, which raises the heart rate and make the muscles tense up. Cholesterol is also the precursor to vitamin D. It’s part of the nerves and part of the coating around our nerves, so it’s very integrated into the body.

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Stem Cell Research – Is it Ethical or Not?

Stem cell research is a controversial issue. The biggest controversy isn’t over the use of adult or umbilical cord stem cells, which the Western world mostly accepts. The issue is with using fetal stem cells.

Embryonic stem cells are another matter. They have been heavily publicized, but most people don’t understand them. When couples have trouble conceiving, they sometimes visit a fertility clinic. The eggs are harvested and joined with the sperm in a test tube or Petri dish to create embryos. If there are leftover embryos, they are usually either frozen for future use or discarded. Another possibility is to allow them to be harvested for the embryonic stem cells.

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The Cholesterol Myth

The current view of cholesterol is nothing but a widespread myth.  This myth is spread through television, magazines, books and right in the office of your family physician or specialist.  Cholesterol is often found at the scene of the crime, but it’s not the perpetrator.  

The truth is, sugar is the real criminal.  Sugar causes heart disease; it suppresses the immune system and it ages you.  High fructose corn syrup can be found in many foods you eat every day including bread, cereal, sauces, peanut butter, soda, baked goods and more.  When you ingest high fructose corn syrup it provokes insulin release and causes problems. 

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Hello, Big Brother Pizza…..May I take your Order

Ordering Pizza In the 21st Century. It’s the New Day

Operator: “Thank you for calling Big Brother Pizza. May I have your…”

Customer: “Hi, I’d like to order.”

Operator: “May I have your NIDN first, sir?”

Customer: “My National ID Number, yeah, hold on, eh, it’s 6102049998-45-54610.”

Operator: “Thank you, Mr. Sheehan. I see you live at 1742 Meadowland Drive, and the phone number’s 494-2366. Your office number over at Lincoln Insurance is 745-2302 and your cell number’s 266-2566. Which number are you calling from, sir?”

Customer: “Huh? I’m at home. Where d’ya get all this information?”

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