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Health

ABOUT D@%N TIME

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France has enacted a law limiting excessively thin models from working until their BMI reaches a minimum level set forth in the law. Fines and even jail time can be leveled against fashion houses and modeling agents trying to use models that are thinner than the law allows. Its about time we quit letting vanity destroy our little girls.

Posted By: patty - Sun Apr 05, 2015 - Comments (13)
Category: Addictions, Eating, Design and Designers, Fashion, Food, Nutrition, Health, Disease, Mental Health and Insanity

Spring Ahead 2015

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Heart attacks increase 25% the Monday after spring ahead and decrease by 21% the Monday after fall behind.

Posted By: patty - Tue Mar 03, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Health, Disease, More Things To Worry About

Put Men in Girdles

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

Posted By: Alex - Fri Feb 27, 2015 - Comments (1)
Category: Health, Books, 1960s

Men’s Spa

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jan 21, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Health, 1960s, Men

Check the Neck!



Beware of the "neck-breathers" among us!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 29, 2014 - Comments (6)
Category: Body Modifications, Health, Medicine, PSA's

Clysmic Water

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Source of B&W image (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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Source of text.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 15, 2014 - Comments (10)
Category: Art, Business, Advertising, Products, Health, Regionalism, 1900s

Its Good For You

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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.

Posted By: patty - Sat Jul 12, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Health

Drinkable Suntan Lotion

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 explains:
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.

Posted By: Alex - Tue May 20, 2014 - Comments (18)
Category: Health, Medicine

PillCam

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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.

Posted By: patty - Sun Feb 09, 2014 - Comments (12)
Category: Health

Ambition Pills for Weak and Nervous Men


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.

Posted By: Alex - Sun Dec 15, 2013 - Comments (3)
Category: Health, Medicine, Nineteenth Century

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