All entries for October 2004

October 25, 2004

Your Body's Many Cries for Water

Writing about web page http://www.fourwinds10.com/news/02-education/A-books/2004/02A-10-03-04-your-bodys-many-cries-for-water.html

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3 out of 5 stars

Considering the fact that we are composed of 55 – 60% of water it is amazing that most of us do not have eating and drinking patterns that reflect this statistic, especially in Britain. This book goes into great depth about water and how dehydration is at the root of many health problems from headache and stress through to arthiritus and other degenerative diseases. I'm not sure about his radical claim that dehydration is the root cause of all diseases, but it makes absolute medical sense that our joints, skin and major organs (including our brains) need a lot of pure water each day to function at their best, and to prevent uneccessary future decline. It also flushes out toxins and other waster products that we most definetly don't want hanging around!

"Chronic and persistently increasing dehydration is the root cause of almost all currently encountered major diseases of the human body."
Dr. F. Batmanghelidj

Excuse me while I fill up my glass…


October 18, 2004

Bride and Prejudice

Writing about web page http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2004/09/16/bride_and_prejudice_2004_review.shtml

Jane Austen's tale of love overcoming all meets Bollywood. Set in India, jumping between London, California and the three respective cultures, this film is a fantastic. Its funny, vibrant and colourful, beautifully choreographed, saturated with music and dance, a feast for the senses. I can see them turning this into a West End show before too long.

October 15, 2004

Security under the skin

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3742684.stm

A US company has been given the green light to implant microchips in humans. It's intended to provide medical information … but will it turn into a surveillance system?

I'm sure it has medical uses but outside of that it sounds rather scary. I suspect that within 10 years or so it may be almost commonplace. Food for thought….


October 14, 2004

Superfood

Writing about web page http://www.hgca.com/content.output/561/561/Health%20and%20Nutrition/Nutritional%20aInformation/Oats%20Nutrition.mspx

I have started eating Scottish oats for breakfast (rather than museli or cold oat-based cereal) again now that its getting colder, and feel soooo much better for it. Being high in protein, oats really are a superfood and here is why:

1 medium bowl porridge (excluding milk etc) would provide:

34% RDA Phosphorus
19% RDA Calcium
18% RDA Vitamin B1
17% RDA Zinc
16% RDA Vitamin B2
12% RDA Vitamin B
67% RDA Iron

Oats are a good source of soluble fibre. A number of studies have shown that a diet which is low in fat and rich in soluble fibre can help reduce high blood cholesterol levels. 
Oats have a low Glycaemic Index which means they are absorbed into the blood stream slowly helping to keep blood sugar levels stable. Many nutrition experts now believe choosing a diet based around carbohydrates with a low GI offers several health benefits. 

October 12, 2004

You'll be under my wheels: BMW Series 1

Writing about web page http://www.theonly1.co.uk


I am really struck by the originality and creativity of the new BMW Series 1 screen advert, which stand out from current automotive advertising. Its probably one of those ads that evokes a strong reaction in one of two directions. The strong visuals revolving around a kaleidoscope depicting a turtle, a girl on a tricycle or a donkey are really memorable, working in almost perfect synchronization with the music. Its is especially powerful on a huge cinema screen. The sound track is Prodigy: You'll be under my wheels.

I can't find a copy of it anywhere on-line but apparently the ad was put together in-house and not by an advertising agency – I like that. Great design isn't only in the hands of designers sitting in converted warehouses. If anyone has a promotional cd or knows where I can find it on-line, please let me know!


October 05, 2004

Accident Evidence Kit

Writing about web page http://www.crashmate.co.uk/

Make insurance claims simpler with the Crashmate® accident evidence kit. It contains all you need to record details at the scene of a car accident.

A car accident, however minor, is a bad enough experience without the hassle of long, drawn-out insurance claims. What if you forget a small but vital detail, or miss out on an essential witness statement? This will never happen with Crashmate®. Just keep this compact; durable kit in your glove compartment, and it's always there in case of emergency.

At first this looked like a silly gimmick but it actually seems like a really good idea.


October 01, 2004

October ushers in Autumn

True to form in feels as though Autumn has arrived on the first day of October. It was somewhat misty this morning and I had to wipe condensation from my car windows. What a gorgeous sunny day, and its Friday too – an added bonus!

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