Prepared by Bassam Mechammil

February  2008



1. How to stop memory loss before it’s too late:

  1. Limit your calorie intake.
  2. Eat low index of carbohydrates.
  3. Keep your blood sugar level steady. (Here’s how) By eating three smallish meals and two snacks a day will help keep blood sugar level even.
  4. Consume ample portions of omega-3 fatty acids, which you will find in fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, trout, herring and albacore tuna, also you will find it in walnuts and flaxseeds.
  5. Consume antioxidant- rich food which is found in fruits and vegetables. The best fruits are berries of all kinds, cherries, kiwi, oranges, plums, red grapes, prunes and raisins. The best vegetables are avocado, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, corn, eggplant, onions and red bell pepper.
  6. Ten minute exercises improve the flow of oxygen and nutrients to brain tissue and will promote growth of brain cells.
  7. Keep away from stress related issues.


 2. Back Surgery Finding:

Back surgery fails to relive pain half of the time. Doctor Norman Marcus suggests for most people to do proper exercise before you make any decisions towards surgery.


3. Honey Benefits:

Parents seeking to give their children relief from upper respiratory infections common in winter might want to try buckwheat honey, a U.S. pediatrician reports. Dr. Michael Warren from Vanderbelt University found previous research showing buckwheat honey reduced bedtime cough symptoms in children by 47%.


4. Gout and sugar sweetened soft drinks

Drinking sugar sweetened soft drinks is strongly associated with an increase risk of Gout in men. The researchers at Vancouver General Hospital tracked 46,000 men age 40 and up with no history of Gout for 12 years, after 12 years the researchers documented 755 newly diagnosed cases of Gout.


5. Genetic Link Scene in Breast Cancer

A genetic mutation appears to link Hispanic, young African-American and Ashkenazi Jewish women to have the highest rate in breast cancer, a new study by researchers show at Stanford University School of medicine, and they made the survey and the results based on 3181 California cases. Ashkenazi Jewish woman with breast cancer were the highest rate.


6. Link between Asthma and Traffic

Asthma and traffic congestion may be hazardous combination for children. A study conducted in a town along the U.S.-Mexico border found that living near a high traffic area raises asthma symptoms, lowers lung function and generates greater airway inflammation. Emory University tells us these results are significant because the closer they are exposed to high traffic roads leads to chronic airway inflammation and reduction in lung function.


7. Post-Holiday Blues

Many suffer from the post-holiday blues in January making it the busiest time of the year for some U.S. mental health depression. Depression can be common because the excesses of the holiday’s. Overeating, overdrinking, overspending and another reason can be because of family gatherings that ignite old grudges or reminder of lost loved ones.




Safer Household Cleaners:

Many conventional household cleaning products contain potentially dangerous chemicals. We don’t know if small amounts of these chemicals damage our health, but there are effective cleaners made from non-toxic vegetable-based ingredients that pose no threat…

  1. All-purpose cleaner. Most all-purpose contain numerous dangerous chemical, including alkylphenolic compounds, which can interfere with the body’s hormone system, and butyl cellosolve and morpholine, which can damage the liver and kidneys. Nontoxic cleaners include… ∙ Bi-O-Kleen Super Concentrated All Purpose Cleaner and Decrease (800)477-0188 ∙ Ecover All Purpose Cleaner (800) 449-4925 ∙ Seventh Generation Free and Clear All Purpose Cleaner (800) 456-1191 ∙ Imus’ Greening the Cleaning Citrus Sage All Purpose Cleaner (888) 284-4687
  2. Automatic dishwasher detergent. Most dishwasher detergents contain ammonia and chlorine bleach, a chemical combination that can cause respiratory damage when inhaled. Try Seventh Generation Free and Clear Automatic Dishwashing Powder…or Mrs. Myers Automatic Dishwashing Liquid, in lavender, lemon or geranium scents (Mrs. Myers # 877-865-1508)
  3. Hand Dishwashing Liquids. These contain petroleum distillates or sodium hydroxide, a chemical better known as Lye. Safer products include Ecover Dishwashing Liquid, with lemon aloe Vera or herbal formula… Seventh Generation Dishwashing Liquid, available in citrus and lavender…. Bi-O-Kleen Hand Moisturizing Dishwashing Liquid…and Imus’ Greening the Cleaning Hand Dishwashing Liquid.
  4. Oven Cleaner. Conventional oven cleaners contain many dangerous chemicals, including Benzene, a known carcinogen. Instead, make a paste out of baking soda, dishwashing liquid and a little water. Spread it on the bottom and sides of your oven, and scrub with a scouring pad. Wipe with a damp sponge.
  5. Wood Floor Cleaner. Wash wood floors with a mixture of three parts warm water to one part distilled white vinegar.
  6. Glass Cleaners. Most glass cleaners contain ammonia D, a dangerous toxin that can cause serious respiratory and skin problems. Safer alternatives include Bi-O-Kleen Ammonia Free Glass Cleaner…Ecover Glass and Surface Cleaner… Seventh Generation Free and Clear Glass and Surface Cleaner…and Imus’ Greening the cleaning citrus Sage Glass and Window Cleaner.
  7. Laundry Detergent. Most laundry detergents contain chemicals that are dangerous to our respiratory and hormone systems, including chlorine bleach, phenol and alkylphenolic compounds. Safer products include Seventh Generation Free and Clear Laundry Powder or Liquid Laundry Detergent… Ecover Laundry Wash… Bi-O-Kleen Laundry Liquid or powder…and Imus’ Greening the Cleaning Citrus Sage Laundry Detergent.
  8. Fabric Softener. Conventional fabric softeners often contain Benzylacetate, a carcinogen, and chloroform, a neurotoxin. Instead, add a tablespoon of distilled white vinegar to the wash.
  9. Grout/Mildew Cleaner. Make a paste out of lemon juice and baking soda, plus a few pinches of salt. Apply to the paste to discolored grout, and let it sit for as long as possible, up to a full day before washing it off. If your Grout still isn’t white Try Bi-O-Kleen  Laundry Powder with Oxygen bleach.




A poll released Friday suggests excitement in the United state is evenly split between Super Bowl Sunday and the Super Tuesday presidential Primary.

The Washington Post and ABC News telephone poll of 1000 adults found 40% are focusing their excitement on the football game and 37% are on the Primary. ( The other percent just want a reason to drink and play poker)