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We need sleep! #478

By Cathryn Conroy, Netscape News Editor could be sleep deprived and putting yourself at risk for an early death. That stunning conclusion was reached by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine, who determined that when we get just six hours of sleep a night, we are actually sleep deprived. And sleep deprivation not only makes us sleepy during the day and decreases our productivity and performance levels, but also promotes the potentially dangerous process of inflammation. Inflammation of this sort can lead to a variety of problems, including heart disease and hardening of the arteries, reports WebMD.

Previous studies have examined the effects of severe sleep deprivation, which is five hours or less of sleep. This one looked at the effects of modest sleep restriction, something that many people live with day in and day out in order to meet the pressing demands of work and family. The levels of inflammatory factors skyrocketed in the 25 study volunteers--who spent 12 consecutive nights in a sleep laboratory--when they had just six hours of sleep, compared with eight hours. So when you pass up sleep to watch more television, talk to your spouse, or clean the house, you are putting yourself at risk for cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.

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Thanks to: Gemminna - Chicago - USA. - rec.:Jun 26, 2002 - pub.:Jul 6, 2002 - sent.:Aug 14, 2015
Mosquitoes Repellent #2415

Rubbing a handful of fresh basil leaves on your skin should protect you from mosquitoes for a few hours. The herb does not contain hazardous chemicals and is less likely to cause skin irritations than the synthetic bug sprays.

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Thanks to: Anonymous - USA. - rec.:Apr 28, 2004 - pub.:Apr 28, 2004 - sent.:Feb 10, 2015
Crazy for Bananas #149

Eating more bananas will help you get enough vitamin B6 in your diet. Research suggests that vitamin B6 is important for proper neurotransmitter functions. It may also help in preventing mood disorders, such as depression. For an easy vitamin B6 fix, add banana slices to your breakfast cereal. One medium banana contains about a milligram of vitamin B6.

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Thanks to: Carmen Guiterrez - Pasedena - USA. - rec.:May 8, 2002 - pub.:May 10, 2002 - sent.:Jan 15, 2016
You Wont Believe It Unless You try It. I Guarantee It. #1900

Years ago, I fractured my ribs. If this has ever happened to you, the pain is so severe that if someone walks near you, you will actually scream. I had to go on disability and take pain medication that did not help. My good friend told me to boil some comfrey plants chopped up and strained and while still hot take a rag and dip into the hot solution and apply to the hurt. Within 1 day my hurt was almost completely gone. Just recently I took some Comfrey to one of my coworkers because her back was hurting so bad and she tried it and couldn’t thank me enough, don’t ever turn your nose up at anything unless you have given it a try. I know that your body is going to say, why didn’t you do this before.

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Thanks to: Joey - USA. - rec.:Aug 23, 2003 - pub.:Sep 9, 2003 - sent.:Jun 5, 2015
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