Heart attacks increase 25% the Monday after spring
ahead and decrease by 21% the Monday after fall behind.
Dr. Peter Steincrohn's 1969 book (available used on Amazon
) promised to reveal how one could be "lazy, healthy, & fit." For years before he published the book, Steincrohn had also been writing newspaper columns in which he promoted his formula for health. The secret was girdles.
He felt that all men over 40, in particular, should be wearing girdles just like their wives (this was the 1960s), because he believed that girdles promoted good circulation and thus meant the heart didn't have to work as hard pumping blood. Wearing a girdle, he promised, would "add years to a man's life."
The Abilene Reporter-News
- Nov 23, 1964
Beware of the "neck-breathers" among us!
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(in back page advert section).
If this ad were selling bottled elk urine, I'd buy the stuff. Luckily, the product actually sounded beneficial.
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Hydrogen sulfide, the stuff that puts the smell in farts, is actually good for you. So claims a study
by the University of Exeter. So the next time your spouse or significant other subjects you to a 'dutch oven' just know its because they love you!
Picture from Yahoo Images.
New from Osmosis Skincare
. A suntan lotion that you don't need to rub all over your skin. You just drink it. The Bristol Post
Osmosis Skincare have created Harmonised H2O UV Protection, which claims to stop harmful rays with liquid molecules that vibrate on the skin. Dr Ben Johnson is the founder of US company, Osmosis Skincare. He explains that "The liquid molecules vibrate on the skin, cancelling approximately 97% of the UVA and UVB rays before they hit the skin."
The drinkable solution￼ is supposedly the equivalent of factor 30 SPF sun screen.
Not only drinkable, but holistic! That certainly sounds credible.
Imagine it, a widely used and comfortable replacement for the colonoscopy
. Well, soon it could be a reality. The PillCam is just that, a pill that holds a camera at each end. There was a first generation with one camera, the new one is second gen. The tech is affordable enough that the pill need not be retrieved after it is passed, there's some good news huh? It is FDA approved and in trials currently.
picture is from yahoo images.
Ads for these pills ran in many papers in the late 19th century. What was it in the pills that provided the ambition? If these pills were the same as 'Wendell's Ambition Pills,' which came on the market slightly later, then it was strychnine
"Louisiana chemists reported that each pill was found to contain a little over one-thirtieth of a grain of strychnin and about one-fifth of a grain of iron in the form of the sesquioxid (ferric oxid). Pepper, cinnamon and ginger were also found and what was probably aloes in very small amounts. These pills are sold at 50 cents a box, each box containing forty-two pills. Under our present lax methods of permitting almost any dangerous drug to be sold indiscriminately, provided it is in the form of a 'patent medicine,' it seems, from the Louisiana findings, that it is possible for any one to purchase enough strychnin in a single box of Wendell's Ambition Pills to kill an adult."
The Journal A.M.A., Apr 6, 1918.
When Shakespeare wrote, "First kill all the lawyers." he may have gotten it wrong. Insurance adjusters
seem to be closer to the mark. Trying to cheat someone out of insurance for cancer treatment over a 26 cent error is just heinous.