Archive for: January 2013

Acupuncture study

A recent survey of four studies found there wasn't enough evidence to prove that using Acupuncture to treat erectile dysfunction actually worked.

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Wonder who was stupid enough to sign up for the study? OUCH!!!

This was one of the slides in a featured slide show on He Huffington Post. Click here to see it.

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Watching horror films burns nearly 200 calories a time

Forget going for that walk -- you can burn the same calories by watching a good horror movie :-)

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Full story here.

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The Fantastic Slow Cooker Cookbook by Suzanne Summer

slow-cooker-bookFree today as an Amazon promotion, is The Fantastic Slow Cooker Cookbook by Suzanne Summer. The book is about 110 pages long and filled with mouth-watering recipes.  Whether you are a complete newbie to slow cooking or an experienced crock pot user, you will find the recipes scrumptious yet simple and easy to prepare.

The book received some great review including this one from Whitney who said, "Who knew all the things you can make in a crockpot! This is one of my favorite cookbooks after making pulled pork and baked beans for the family-and getting compliments all night!"

Here are some of the recipes:

  • Grilled Carne Asada Chill
  • Caribbean Shredded Pork
  • Clam and Corn Chowder
  • Arroz Con Pollol (Chicken and Rice)
  • Meatballs in Marina Sauce
  • Chicken and Black Bean Tortilla Soup
  • Caldo De Res (Mexican Beef Stew)
  • Chipotle Chicken Chile
  • Short Ribs in Savory Chocolate Sauce
  • Italian Sausage Spinach Lasagna in White Sauce
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Shrimp Gumbo

Here is an example of one:

Classic Beef Stew

Serves: 6 ~ Preparation time: 20 minutes ~ Cook time: 8 hours

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat; cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 large carrots, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 celery ribs, diced
  • 2 pounds Yukon potatoes, diced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat; brown all sides of the beef.  Add the red wine and simmer the beef until almost all of the liquid has been absorbed.
  2. Place the beef in the slow cooker, cover with the flour, salt pepper, and cinnamon.  Add the remaining ingredients and cook on low for 8 hours.  Check for salt and pepper and serve.

Nutritional Facts: Calories: 403 ~ Fat: 6 grams ~ Cholesterol: 86mg ~ Sodium: 462mg ~ Carbohydrates: 39 grams ~ Fiber: 5.5 grams ~ Protein: 39 grams

Click here to download your copy

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Do I need a toaster oven?

toast-featuredIf you live by yourself, or only have to prepare small meals, I've read that toaster ovens can save you quite a bit of money by the end of the year. An article on eHow.com says, "A toaster oven uses about 1225 to 1550 watts, while an electric oven set at 350 degrees F might use about 2000 watts. Conservationists recommend using the toaster oven to cook small meals and heat leftovers. A toaster oven only uses one third to one half the energy, compared to what a conventional oven uses when preparing the same food.  Using a toaster oven when preparing small amounts of food can result in a significant savings at the end of the year." That's good to know since our electricity rates are going up by 7% over the next two years.

Of course you can get your meals cooked up a little quicker too, since you don't have to wait so long for it to heat up as the regular oven.

I was browsing through Amazon.com and ran across some nice reviews for the Cuisinart TOB-155 Toaster Oven Broiler, Stainless/Black which is marked down by 44% off the list price for $139. I see they also got a used one for $85. Here is a better picture of it below. You can also read more about it, including some great reviews by clicking here.

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I try to watch how much electricity I use. Since my daughter left, my bill is already down over $120 every two months. I mean, I sue less hot water, there is only one TV running at any given time, less hot water, and sue of the washer and dryer --- and I try to limit the use of the lights in the early morning and evening to only what I need.

But, I still use the oven quite a bit. Sometimes I will cook a small ham, chicken or roast. And I always put my fish in the oven. And then too... I must admit I have a weakness for the Cavendish Flavor Crisp, Spicy Fries.

This might be the toaster I wind up buying. It's 17.8 x 16 x 9.6 inches ; 16.8 pounds. So this isn't anything like the flimsy little one that used to set on the counter when I was married. That one wasn't any heavier or sturdier than the toaster used for just toast. No... this one has state-of-the-art electronic touchpad controls, and a capacity large enough to let it double as a second oven. Cuisinart makes baking a whole chicken, broiling fish, or toasting 6 slices of bread easy as pie!

If you would like to help out with some advice, please use the comment section below. Let me know about your experiences with these ones, and if you think this is the one I should get.

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Vaccines: Get the FULL Story

vaccine-featuredVaccines are dangerous according to many experts. Probably no surprise why we are hearing so many stories about nurses who are refusing to get flu shots. Last November I posted an article on this blog titled Influenza vaccines may be poisonous . It mentions a book, Vaccine-nation: Poisoning the Population, One Shot at a Time. In this book, Dr. Andreas Moritz  offers indisputable scientific data that reveals how that childhood vaccines, flu shots and other kinds of inoculations are responsible for the dramatic decline of natural immunity among millions of children, adults, and members of the older population. And for those of us who are 50+, we may want to reconsider if we should get the flu shot every year.

And nurses refusing flu vaccines isn't anything new. Here is an interview with nurses from 2009, who were refusing the vaccine in New York.

Plus just this month I read another story on the ABC News website titled Nurses Fired for Refusing Flu ShotThey all think it should be their choice if they want to get vaccinated, but sometimes I can't help think that maybe the medical profession is silencing them from speaking out on the real reason. Do they know something we don't? Do they know vaccines contain dangerous substances?

Vaccine-ReportMike Adams, editor of NaturalNews.com, has published a free report, Vaccines: Get the FULL Story. He says, "This report is an absolute must-read for parents everywhere. It contains the facts about vaccines, children and immune health that the vaccine manufacturers and government health authorities don't want circulated. Whether or not you choose to vaccinate yourself or your children, you owe it to yourself to hear both side of the story before making a decision, and this report tells you the side of the story your doctor was never taught in medical school."

He welcomes you to share this webpage with and of your friends and family and has the report translated into nine other languages besides English. You don't need to sign up for anything to get this report. You can download it right from the webpage. It's in pdf format. Click here to visit NaturalNews.com and  get this special report.

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