this question may sound stupid, but how often should i do flossing? i am from china and floss only appeared in the supermarket in recent years, i've always wanted to try'em, but dont know how often should i do it.
It is so cool you are from Waterloo FashionGrrrrl...............Im from Owen Sound! I agree about the water. In our area you can taste the bleach and one wonders if that is real good to be drinking. My son lives in Toronto and I can taste a real difference in his water. I drink only botttle water and try to drink 3 a day for my skin.
^ Sorry if my post confused you, I'm actually from Toronto (North York), lol. I've been living in Waterloo on and off for the past 5 years for university though and that's where I am right now.
It sucks that your water tastes like bleach, you'd think it would be better because you're so close to Georgian Bay. My dad has a cottage on Georgian Bay north of Parry Sound and the water there is great for swimming, though we pump it straight into our cottage without treatment so I couldn't drink it. I think it was a bit cleaner when I was younger though.
can washing with water actually clean the face? i know washing with water doesn't get rid of body odor, so i don't see how it could clean grim and clogged pores on the face. does anyone know of a good site to get medical/professional skin care advice?
Along with drinking 8 glasses of water, remember not to drink all of it from the bottle (providing of course that your local water is safe to drink). Bottled water usually has no fluoride, which is added to most tap water depending on location. And the fluoride in the water is why most of us will still have our own teeth when we are older, as opposed to older generations. (Touchwood)
Fluoride is actually bad for you. It may keep your teeth healthy, but the rest of your body suffers.
A lot of this is stuff my mother taught me, but I've verified most of it online:
Don't bathe in hot water. It contans more harmful chemicals because chemical reactions speed up in hot water.
Drink from glass bottles, because plastic bottles shed plastic particles into the liquid.
Only eat wild salmon, avoid farm-raised.
Keep nuts and olive oil refrigerated because they can go rancid.
Eat old fashioned oatmeal instead of quick/instant oatmeal because it's far more nutritious and less processed.
Don't have too much Vitamin E in supplement form because it's toxic in large quantitites. Also avoid Vitamin E a few weeks before having surgery because it's a blood thinner.
If you're female and lactose-intolerant avoid yogurt because it has been linked with breast cancer in such women.
Unsweetened (or very lightly sweetened) dark chocolate is good for you.
So is cinnamon.
Too much protein is bad for you. Eat just enough, and try to get it from non-animal sources like beans and nuts.
It is important to buy thin-skinned fruit organic because they absorb more pesticides than thick-skinned fruits like oranges and bananas. By the way a friend of mine who went to South America said they would wrap bananas hanging from trees in bags filled with pesticides. I thought that was disturbing.
Here's a picture:
Bananas and watermellons raise the blood sugar more than other fruits.
Dying your hair regularly increases the risk of certain cancers. Dark hair dye is most harmful. Hair dye is not really regulated by the FDA, so you have to be careful. Neither are over-the-counter beauty products.
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Excellent points Marquee... the only thing I am unsure of is fish. It is impossible to get uncontaminated sources on this planet. The best thing to do is eat small fish like sardines because mercury levels never become too high in them.
My grandfather was a huge health nut and whenever he went to a restaurant he used to sneak into the kitchen to make sure everything was clean. I don't think I'd ever go to those extremes. Though to his credit he did discover rats swimming in a vat of sauce once (or so he claims). Actually I guess that just makes him sound more crazy.
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