Hello one and all. I'm here because, like most people on the forum, I want to lose weight. I've tried before, and never really stuck to it because...
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America's Largest Database Confirms: No Deaths from Vitamins The new 203-page annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, published online at http://www.aapcc.org/dnn/Portals/0/2010%20NPDS%20Annual%20Report.pdf, shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from any of the B vitamins; zero deaths from vitamins A, C, D, or E; and zero deaths from any other vitamin. Additionally, there were no deaths whatsoever from any amino acid or dietary mineral supplement. Three people died from non-supplement mineral poisoning: two from medical use of sodium and one from non-supplemental iron. On page 131, the AAPCC report specifically indicates that the iron fatality was not from a nutritional supplement. USA: The FDA is closing in on supplements More telling about the FDA’s strategy for more heavy-handed regulation is the statement that “If you look at the numbers of NDI submissions versus the number of supplements introduced to the market since 1994, it would appear there is a significant lag in compliance.” On its face, the marketplace has changed over the last seventeen years. But who is responsible for this 17-year lag in compliance? The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) required manufacturers to submit pre-market notification applications for supplements and new ingredients when there is a history of use or other evidence establishing that an ingredient is safe when used as directed. The FDA has 75 days to accept or reject the application. A non-decision by the FDA means that the Agency accepts the evidence and that the product has complied, is approved, and can be marketed to the consuming public. Alternatively, a formal petition for a review and FDA issuance of an order prescribing the conditions under which a new dietary ingredient can be used and reasonably be expected to be safe, with the FDA having to respond within 180 days, can be filed. Again, shouldn’t a non-decision on a petition be considered as final Agency approval? If the Agency does not issue a decision either way, or if it cannot find a decision that was issued over the previous seventeen years, has it been the industry or the FDA itself who has not been in compliance with DSHEA? Apparently, the FDA believes that manufacturers and suppliers have not met the FDA’s own self-interpreted DSHEA burden of proof standard to show to the FDA that there is reasonable evidence that supplements and new ingredients in supplements are safe. I wish the FDA were that efficient on pharmaceuticals... Some more details on this story and an action link Food and Nutraceutical Regulations - Global Snapshot Every system of regulation has its pros and cons. The labelling of health-related foods should be based on scientific evidence, always bearing in mind harmonisation with global international standards. There should be a harmonisation of food regulations around the world. Economic growth and urbanisation are not enough evidence of the future growth of nutraceuticals, health demographic trends also support these growth forecasts. Consumers are deeply concerned about how their health care is managed, administered and priced. As health care cost has become high the consumers are frustrated with the expensive disease-treatment approach predominant in modern medicine; the consumer is now seeking alternative beneficial products like dietary supplement, functional food and nutraceuticals. With innovative delivery mechanism to facilitate the use of nutraceuticals amongst its target groups, the world market is expected to witness a gradual shift toward natural ingredients. The article discusses several of the major food regulatory systems and compares them. It becomes obvious that there are huge national differences in how to treat foods and in particular healthy foods. The question is: If those laws are to be somehow brought closer to each other, which would be the model to follow? I believe such a model (for ideal food legislation) needs to be worked out, to balance the current attempts - such as Codex Alimentarius - to put in the international food laws that are written by the large corporations. Can Western guidelines govern Eastern herbal traditions? Other supporters of herbal medicine worry that the rules are too demanding and could ban some therapies on which people depend. Adam Smith, science and communications officer for the Alliance for Natural Health International (ANHI) in Dorking, United Kingdom, a non-governmental campaign group promoting the use of herbal medicines and other approaches to healthcare, fears that patients will lose out on some Asian medicines because they have not been used in Europe for the requisite 15 years, even though they have been consumed in East Asia for considerably longer. ANHI also detects a perceived bias in the THMPD towards products developed in the West, which often contain just one herb. Traditional Asian products contain mixtures of several herbs — making it difficult, time consuming and expensive to meet the directive's requirement to identify and quantify the active botanical ingredients or other biological agents in a herbal product. “These technical assessments require expensive methods,” says Smith. “The cost burden is a problem, particularly for small businesses,” he adds. Middleton agrees that conducting scientific analyses are “tough” — even for products containing just one herb... - - - News grabs are now being collected in a different way and will appear on this site a a stream of articles, linked as I find them. There will no longer be the weekly post that you are used to, and I do not know yet how the weekly feedblitz email alert will turn out. You can always check back directly at the site, however and you might want to get the RSS feed for notifications. The address of the site: http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/sepp the RSS feed for newsgrabs will be feed://feeds.feedburner.com/Robin-Good-Breaking-New-Media-News and the RSS feed for "features", articles that are original to the site, is feed://www.newmediaexplorer.org/sepp/index.xml...
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Hey Guys, My name's James and I'm new to the forum. Basically, I need a lot of help and I'm hoping that I'll get some from here. Cheers :-)
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Jan 14, 2012
A FOUNTAIN of youthful cells reverses the damage found in diseases like multiple sclerosis, a study in mice reveals.Nerve cells lose their electrically insulating myelin sheath as MS develops. New myelin-generating cells can be produced from stem cells, but the process loses efficiency with age.Julia Ruckh at the University of Cambridge, and colleagues, have found a way to reverse the age-related efficiency loss. They linked the bloodstreams of young mice to old mice with myelin damage. Exposure to youthful blood reactivated stem cells in the old mice, boosting myelin generation.White blood cells called macrophages from the young mice gathered at the sites of myelin damage. Macrophages engulf and destroy pathogens and debris, including destroyed myelin (Cell Stem Cell, DOI: 10.1016/j.stem.2011.11.019)"We know this debris inhibits regeneration, so clearing it up is important," says team memberAmy Wagers of Harvard University.Neil Scolding at the University of Bristol, UK, who was not involved in the new work, says reactivating ageing stem cells may be a more realistic approach for treating MS than transplanting stem cells from a donor.Article Source: New Scientist
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On our Lab Notes page CalorieLab’s editors select and rank the day’s essential health news items in real time. Readers can suggest, vote and comment on items. Below are brief summaries of yesterday’s (January 14, 2012) Lab Notes items. To see today’s items, visit Lab Notes.
A New Orleans woman lost her arm after developing a flesh-eating bacteria caused by an injection of bath salts.
Bed Bath and Beyond has recalled their Dual Ridge Metal boutiqu tissue holders because they emit radiation.
MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, who consulted on the creation of the Affordable Care Act, explains its effect on the average citizen using a cartoon medium, with Health Care Reform, a comic book designed to explain the law in simple, graphic terms.
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Focused eye contact display confidence on your part, it also helps you understand what the other person is really saying verbally. Eye contact is one of the most important communication tools we own. This article helps you learn some basic eye contact netiquettes and tips for success in business or at your work space.
Body Language is therefore very relevant to management and leadership, and to all aspects of work and business where communications can be seen and physically observed among people.
To improve body language and begin to project an open presence, the key is eye contact.
Tips to use eye contact body language effectively in business:
By using direct eye contact when interacting with others one can change the way people view them. When people begin to speak directly into a person?s eyes they are seen as confident, trustworthy, and skilled.Maintaining eye contact when talking (or listening) to someone gives an impression that you/they are confident and honest. Making little eye contact can say that the other person doesn?t like you, is nervous or shy, or perhaps believe that they are higher in status and think that eye contact isn?t necessary.
Looking someone in the eye as you meet and talk with him/her also shows you are paying attention. Listening is the most important human relations skill, and good eye contact plays a large part in conveying our interest in others.Someone looking at you non-stop is stressful and in these situations you should throw your hands around a bit more or point to brochures and objects to distract them.
Staring is basically seen as an aggressive act and can also be interpreted as being unbalanced.If talking to people outdoors, avoid wearing sunglasses as this can be very uncomfortable for the other person and can give an image of trying to hide your identity (a shifty salesman, for example). In addition, try to blink as less as possible as this can make it difficult for the other person to understand you (due to being distracted). Blinking less also gives an image of confidence.When to lookBegin as soon as you engage someone in a conversation. However, you may wish to start even earlier if you are trying to get someone's attention. Continue it throughout the conversation.
Be sure to maintain direct eye contact as you are saying "good-bye." It will help leave a positive, powerful lasting impression.Where to lookImagine an inverted triangle in your face with the base of it just above your eyes. The other two sides descend from it and come to a point between your nose and your lips. That's the suggested area to "look at" during business conversations. Socially, the point of the triangle drops to include the chin and neck areas. When people look you "up and down," it's probably more than business or a casual social situation they have in mind!
How long to look?: it should be about 80 - 90 percent of the time. Less than that can be interpreted as discomfort, evasiveness, lack of confidence or boredom. When you stare longer, it can be construed as being too direct, dominant or forceful and make the other person uncomfortable. It's okay to glance down occasionally as long as your gaze returns quickly to the other person.
Avoid looking over the other person's shoulders as if you were seeking out someone more interesting to talk with.try to recognize other people?s body language. By doing so, it could mean that they are/aren?t interested or that they feel threatened by your presence: in which case you can change your body language to make them feel more at ease
* 6 ways to dramatically improve your eye contact skills
* Simple Guide to Good Eye Contact
* Using eye contact for sales, Self Development for Sales PeoplePOST /rpc/ping HTTP/1.0 User-Agent: YOUR AGENT HERE Host: rpc.technorati.com Content-Type: text/xml Content-length: 250
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I'm working with Shift.ms on the video side of their site, and this past week I've uploaded a video that may be of some interest to your readers. Its a short Q+A which will then get forwarded on to three more people and so on and so fourth, so in an effort to publicise our first video, I thought I could share it with you, with the hope that you can pass it on further for me.
The video can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ihi6Ox_pnw
I hope you enjoy it, I tried to be as open and honest with my answers as possible.
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