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The value of bananas

A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class
told his class about bananas. He said the expression
"going bananas" is from the effects of bananas on the brain.
Read on:  Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!
This is interesting.
After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in
the same way again.

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose,
 fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an
 instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough
 energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder
the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

 But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep
fit .It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial
number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

 Depression:According to a recent survey undertaken
 by mind amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much
better after eating a banana. This is because bananas
contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body
converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve
your mood and generally make you feel happier.

 PMS:Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6
 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect
your mood.

 Anemia:High in iron, bananas can stimulate the
 production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of

Blood Pressure:This unique tropical fruit is
extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to
 beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug
Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make
official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the
risk of blood pressure and stroke.

 Brain Power:200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex)
 school were helped through their exams this year by eating
 bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost
 their brain power. Research has shown that the
 potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more

Constipation:High in fiber, including bananas in the
diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome
the problem without resorting to laxatives.

 Hangovers:One of the quickestways of curing a hangover is
to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey.
The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey,
builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk
 soothes and re-hydrates your system.

 Heartburn:Bananas have a natural antacid effect in
 the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a
 banana for soothing relief.

 Morning Sickness:Snacking on bananas between meals
 helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning

 Mosquito bites:Before reaching for the insect bite
 cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana
skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing
swelling and irritation.

 Nerves:Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the
nervous system.

 Overweightand at work? Studies at the Institute of
Psychology in Austria found pressure at wor k leads to
gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps.
 Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most
obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs.The
report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food
cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by
snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours
to keep levels steady.

 Ulcers:The banana is used as the dietary food
 against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and
smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten
without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also
neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating
the lining of the stomach.

 Temperature control:Many other cultures see bananas
 as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical
and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand
, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure
 their baby is born with a cool temperature. 

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help
SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood
enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking &Tobacco Use:Bananas can also help people
trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as
well as the potassium and magnesium found in them,
help the body recover from the effects of nicotine

Stress:Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps
normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and
regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our
metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium
levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a
high-potassium banana snack.

 Strokes:According to research in The New England
 Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet
can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Warts:Those keen on natural alternatives swear that
if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and
place it on the wart, with the yellow side out.
Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

 So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many
 ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the
 protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus,
 five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other
vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is
one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to
change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day
keeps the doctor away!"

Not every heart attack symptom is the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. The more you know the better chance you have of surviving.

Cold water vs. hot water - the Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold drinks like we do. For those who like to drink cold drinks, the cold liquids solidifies the oils you ate in your meal. It slows down digestion and once the cold liquids and oils mix with your stomachs acids, it will be broken down faster then the solid food, which can stick to your intestines, and may lead to illness. It is best to drink hot soup, tea, warm liquids, or at least room tempeture after a meal. 

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STROKE:  Remember The 1st Three Letters... S.T.R.  



   During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and  took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food.  While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.. Ingrid's husband called later, telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm,  Ingrid passed away.)  She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.



It only takes  a minute to read this...   


A   neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours,  he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick  was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient  medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


            RECOGNIZING  A STROKE   
  Thank  God for the sense to remember the "3" steps, STR . Read and  Learn!   
Sometimes  symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of  awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage  when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Now doctors  say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple  questions:   


          S *            Ask the  individual to SMILE.  


            T  *         Ask the  person to TALK & SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (coherently,  i.e., It is sunny out today).
           R*           Ask him or her  to RAISE BOTH ARMS.  



NOTE  :  Another 'sign'  of a stroke is this:  Ask the person to 'stick'  out their tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the  other, that is also an indication of a stroke.    

If  he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 911 immediately!!  and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.


         A  cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail  sends it to 10  people;  you can bet that at least one life will be  saved. 

You can kill germs on your wet sponge by putting it in the microwave for 2 min.s(make sure the rag or sponge is wet before you put it in the microwave), spraying your counter down with bleach, and soaking bleach in your sink with enough water to cover the bottom. You can also spray down the sides with bleach. Courtesy of

Check out your doctors before you need them. Type in medical board in the search to find your state medical board.

If you know anyone that is hiv infected, doctors have found out that the mineral selenium helps to supress hiv infection. You can find this in multivitamins and by itself. Consult with your doctor first before using.  

Get rid of the flu fast by eating a clove or two of raw garlic then lay down and rest. When you get up make a salad or a lite meal and add more garlic. Don't cook the garlic. It must be raw. This really works so try it.

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***Wal-mart update - 11 more states have been added. The states are - ca, co, ct, hi, la, mn, mo, pa, tn, ws, and wy. Target is also going nationwide with their program.

*** wal-mart update- they decided to offer their discounted generic drug service across florida now rather then four months from now.

Wal-mart and sams club stores in the tampa florida area are selling generic prescription drugs for many different conditions for $4 per 30 day supply. They will offer this price in as many states as possible next year.   

Folk remidies that may be able to help you

2 glasses of Gatorade may help relieve a headache.
Colgate toothpaste can make a salve for burns.Got a stuffy nose? Take 2 peppermint altoids.Have a sore throat? Mix 1 quarter cup of vinegar with 1 quarter cup of honey. Take 1 tablespoon 6 times a day.Skin blemishes? Try a dab of honey and put a band aid over it.Got toenail fungus? Try soaking your toes in listerine.

Formula 409 does more then clean. It also works as a bug spray for all kinds of flying bugs.
Use Elmerís glue to get that splinter out by putting a drop on the splinter and pulling it off after it dries.Hunts tomato sauce may help with that boil. Use as a compress.

Got a bruise? Vinegar may help by soaking a cotton ball and applying it to the bruise for 1 hour.
Dawn dishwashing liquid does more then clean dishes. If your dog has fleas, add a few drops to the bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly and rinse well to avoid any irritations.

If you or know someone thatís a cancer patient and needs a ride, the American cancer society has a service that provides transportation assistance. Call 1-800- 227- 2345 for assistance or how to volunteer.

9-24-04- title-
two simple test can prevent stroke but few get them.- writer- Thomas m. Burton- paper- wall st journal- bottom- line- 700,000 Americans had a stroke in a 4 yr. Period through 2004. Strokes are the third leading cause of death.1.1 million adults had difficulty doing basic daily activities. The estimated cost of strokes in 2004 is 53 billion. The cost of the 2 test $45.00- 250.00

 You can save yourself and your family a lot of pain and money by simply taking one of the 2 test. 

One test is called carotid ultrasound, the other ankle-brachial test.  Risk factors- diabetes, high blood pressure, and family history of strokes.

whatís in your food-
Iíve been eating the same brand of tofu for many years , but i don't know what made me  look up the ingredients, but i did. It had calcium sulfate- plaster of paris. If you don't know what that is, it's used to make cement, wall plaster. It's used as a firming agent in foods. It absorbs moisture and hardens quickly. This is in too many foods to mention. Start reading the ingredients and look up what you don't know. Know wonder we have so many illnesses. It's whatís in the food! A good book to get is- a consumerís dictionary of food additives. They also have one on cosmetics. This is another issue that needs to be addressed.

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