Man says FRUITARIAN lifestyle made him feel “SUPERHUMAN” hmmm…

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(NaturalNews) For fruitarian and endurance athlete Michael Arnstein, his 15-mile commute to work isn’t by car, bus or train. Instead, he runs to the office, jogging through residential neighborhoods and eventually New York’s Central Park, pausing only to enjoy fruit along the way. Before his run, he may enjoy a breakfast of approximately 15 oranges. By the end of the day, he’s consumed about 6,000 calories, having eaten “nothing but raw fruits and vegetables, primarily fruits.”

Thanks to his raw food lifestyle, Arnstein says he feels “almost superhuman,” benefiting from everything from improved running time to better vision.

Turning to raw foods when nothing else worked

“I tried all the things in the vitamin shops,” says Arnstein in an interview with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta. “I’ve tried all the supplements and I’ve tried protein diets, I’ve tried everything.” He adds that eating nothing but raw foods and vegetables “has absolutely…

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Bananas kick ash !

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Potassium: Bananas are a rich source of potassium, an essential compound that is good for the body in many ways. First, it helps with muscle contraction and therefore helps all the bodily functions that require muscular action, like pumping the heart, digestion, walking, eye movement, to name but a few.

  1. Calcium Retention: The potassium also prevents calcium from leaching out of your body through urine, which means it minimizes the risk of kidney stones and osteoporosis.
  2. Mood-Booster: Do you know why many people feel happy after Thanksgiving dinner? It’s not just the alcohol consumed, it’s the tryptophan. Tryptophan helps the body release seratonin, which has a calming effect on the brain. Our bodies do not produce tryptophan naturally, so bananas are a great source.
  3. Vitamin Booster: Citrus fruits usually get all the glory for vitamin C, but the bright yellow banana also provides 15 percent of our daily requirement! Vitamin C is a great anti-oxidant that fights free radicals, helps produce collagen (think supple skin) and reduces inflammation. And a banana contains 20 percent of our daily requirement of vitamin B6, which helps the body create non-essential amino acids that produce healthy cells, fight infections and produce insulin.
  4. Fat- and Cholesterol-Free: But not sugar free, so while you may be avoiding fat and cholesterol while snacking on a banana, don’t forget there’s up to 14 grams of sugar in a regular ripe banana. To avoid that much sugar, try eating ones that aren’t overly ripe—the longer it ripens, the more sugar a banana has.
  5. Fiber: Who doesn’t need more fiber? Even if you’re not eating a banana for the obvious reasons people eat fiber (improved digestion, shall we say), it can be a great snack if you need to stay full for longer, like before a long meeting.
  6. Portability: Who doesn’t like wonderfully fresh food that comes in its own biodegradable packaging? Oranges and other fruits with rinds don’t compare to the ease of peeling a banana. And, if you want to peel a banana properly, take a hint from the gorilla we discussed earlier, and peel it from the bottom. Try it!

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e-Cigs Could be a “Valid Option” for Asthmatics Who Smoke

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e-liquids that are organic, herbal-based formulas. Recently, a new study suggested that switching to electronic cigarettes may be beneficial for asthmatic smokers. If you suffer from asthma and are currently smoking cigarettes, this is news you shouldn’t ignore.
In this study, the researchers examined 18 smokers who suffered from asthma. They all switched to electronic cigarettes, some of the users switching over completely and others using both traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes. The researchers followed up with the 18 participants a year later and found that they had experienced a marked decrease in asthma symptoms. This improvement was seen in both the exclusive e-cigarette users and the dual users, showing that even a partial replacement of traditional cigarettes with e-cigarettes helped improve their conditions.
The results of this study are particularly meaningful for asthmatics who have tried to quit smoking in the past, but have not been able, showing that e-cigarettes could be a “valid option” for asthmatics.
At Guilty Pleasures Organics, we encourage you to do your own research regarding e-cigarettes and their benefits. Read the abstract of the study discussed above, and decide for yourself whether it’s worth it to make the switch to electronic cigarettes. When you’re ready to make a change, contact us to learn more about our organic e-liquids that are designed to promote lung wellness.

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES – ARE THEY HARMFUL OR NOT?

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Are electronic cigarettes harmful to innocent bystanders? The question remains unanswered. The number of substances smokers exhale, and exactly what those substances are, are brought to light in a new study.

Electronic cigarettes have become very popular in recent years. Approximately two million people in Germany have already changed over to the “vapor cigarette”, which many see as a healthy replacement to classic cigarettes.

However, many political voices are warning about potential health risks associated with the e-cigarette, suggesting that long-term outcomes remain unknown. Previous studies have shown mixed conclusions.

Research presented earlier this year at the European Respiratory Society’s Annual Congress 2012 suggested that electronic cigarettes do cause lung damage. They revealed that using an e-cigarette resulted in an increased airway resistance which lasted for 10 minutes.

By conducting a new independent study, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research WKI in Braunschweig, strive to establish objectivity into this heated debate. The goal of the scientists involved was to explore whether or not e-cigarettes pollute the air around them, thus affecting innocent bystanders.

An e-cigarette is made up of an atomizer, a battery, a heating coil and a reservoir for the liquids used for producing vapor. These liquids heat up in the atomizer and are then vaporized at around 65 to 120 degrees Celsius. The e-cigarettes are activated by the smoker pressing the button or by suction. Liquids can come with or without nicotine and also with flavors such as amaretto, vanilla, almond, or apple.

Propylene glycol is the most common solvent and creates the atomized mist, that looks like smoke, when exhaling. Unlike regular cigarettes, which continuously produce smoke as the tobacco burns, the electronic equivalent only lets out volatile substances when it is active.

Dr. Tobias Schripp, scientist at Fraunhofer WKI and co-author of the study says, “In the e-cigarette, vaporized substances create an aerosol of ultrafine particles which become even finer when inhaled into the lungs. These tiny nanodroplets disperse over time. In contrast, the combustion process discharges solid particles that can remain in the surrounding air for a considerable time.”

NO FORMALDEHYDE EMISSIONS FOUND IN THE E-CIGARETTE
The experts conducted a series of test chamber measurements to examine emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), ultra fine particle, and formaldehyde, with specific focus on the concentration, quantity, and distribution of particles. Tests were done using participants in an 8-cubic-meter test chamber where they compared regular cigarettes with e-cigarettes consisting of a variety of liquids.

To figure out how the distribution of particles changes over many minutes, and the amount of propylene glycol released long-term, the vapor was pushed directly into a 10-liter glass chamber. The test was done on several different kinds of e-cigarettes, all containing the same liquid.

“In general, the emissions of VOCs and ultrafine particles when smoking an e-cigarette were lower than the equivalent emissions from a standard cigarette”, said Schripp.

Additionally, the researcher and his colleagues were unable to find any formaldehyde emissions from the e-cigarette. Regular cigarettes, on the other hand, surpassed the guideline value of 0.1 ppm (parts per million) for indoor air quality under the given test requirements. Vaporized propylene glycol was given off from both tobacco cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Pulmonologists are afraid this solubilizing agent can bother the airways when inhaled in big quantities.