May 242016
 

Do you know how to poop?

Pooping. Are you doing it wrong? This may sound like a joke, but I’ve found that most people don’t know much about doing the doo. They don’t know what a good one looks like, let alone how to have one.

So in this video, I’ll give you the scoop… on how to have a great poop.

Has your doctor ever asked you about your poop? Did your mom talk to you about your poop?

NO! That’s why I’m making this video.

Here are 5 tips on how to have a great poop.

1. EAT A GOOD DIET

This goes without saying, but you want to be eating a healthy, real food diet with lots of plant consumption because this contains helpful fiber.

Shoot for up to 9 servings a day of leafy greens, root and cruciferous vegetables and fresh fruit a day. Throw in some grains properly prepared through soaking or sprouting.

Nuts and seeds are also wonderful additions, but can be difficult for some to digest, esp for folks who are prone to diarrhea. So be sure you soak, sprout or use nut/seed butters.

You’ll also want to be sure you’re consuming enough good fats from things like:

Avocados
Olives
Raw butter
Coconut oil
And so forth

Ample protein keeps your bowel muscles strong, so be sure to get enough from sources like:

Pastured and organic meats
Eggs
Raw or Organic dairy
As well as wild fish and seafood

2. POSITION

Position? For pooping? What am I talking about? Don’t you just sit on the toilet?

Well, no. Not ideally.

Toilets are relatively new inventions in the history of humankind. Sitting on the pot is actually not the best position for pooping.

When a person sits on a toilet to eliminate, the rectum is forced into a kinked position. This can cause us to strain in order to eliminate. This straining exerts pressure on the anal and rectal veins, which can contribute to hemorrhoids, bowel herniation and other illnesses associated with the lower digestive tract.

Anatomically, humans are intended to squat when eliminating, and have done so since the dawn of time. In fact, more than half the world’s population still squats today.

BUT. We’ve all got “western” or sitting toilets in our homes, right? Are we supposed to get rid of them?

Well, no. But you can improve your form when you’re on them. The key is to elevate your feet to get up into that squatting position. You can put your feet on a little waste basket. Or better yet, a stool.

For the longest time we used our toddler’s little step stool.

We use this stool from Step and Go that tucks under the potty when you’re not using it. They also make a white version. I’ll have a link to Step and Go in the video description below.

3. TIMING

This might sound silly, but make time to poop every day.

In our busy world, we often race around first thing in the morning and don’t stop to allow our body to do what it needs to do.

Create a morning ritual that includes sitting on the pot 15 minutes. For many of us, it will take much less than that, but this is a good practice for those with constipation.

Use your potty stool, perhaps a little Peppermint essential oil, and relax on the toilet. Try to let go of your stress, which we can hold in our bowels. Maybe read a good magazine.

By doing this daily, you can help train your body to eliminate each day.

4. EXERCISE!

Leading a sedentary lifestyle is can be hazardous for our health… and also for our poops.

If you wanna GET things moving, you gotta GET moving.

Exercise helps relieve constipation because it stimulates the nervous system and helps the muscles and nerves in the gut to work better. The bowels respond even more when you’re in a consistent exercise routine and exercising at the same time each day, according to the University of Michigan Health System.

It can be as simple as walking. Various yoga poses and abdominal massage are excellent to stimulate the bowel as well.

5. DRINK FLUIDS

Hydration is also very important. Water helps move things along in our systems. In fact, studies find that people who got plenty of fluids were the least likely to suffer constipation. And the large intestine needs fluid to form stool. In fact, our stools are made up of 75% water!?! So be sure to get that H2O.

 

May 242016
 

Too low or high activity by thyroid gland may result in illnesses known as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.

Hypo and Hyperthyroidism

Thyroid problems are not as uncommon as you may think. There are countless questions and speculations about its causes, symptoms and treatment. Thyroid is a hormone which regulates body’s metabolism, specifically dealing with energy and growth of the body.

Too low or high activity by thyroid gland may result in illnesses known as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. You need to understand these terms and the differences so as to better safeguard yourself against thyroid health issues.

These are the terms most hear when it is already too late, they learn it from the doctors mouth. It is estimated that every 1 out of 20 people are prone to acquire thyroid sickness in their life time.

Women tend to get this sickness more easily than men and therefore must be cautious.

Hypothyroidism vs Hyperthyroidism

When hormone secretion is not ideal and rather unbalanced, it results in these health issues.

Hormone output should neither be excessive or deficient in production and such instances can cause hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.

Read more…

 

May 242016
 
Rubber Chicken A guy was packing for a business trip and his five-year old daughter was having a wonderful time playing on the bed helping her Daddy pack for his big trip.

At one point she giggled and said, “Daddy, Daddy… Look at this,” and stuck out two of her little fingers.

Trying to keep her entertained and enjoying her playful mood, he reached out and stuck her tiny fingers in his mouth and said, “Daddy’s gonna eat your fingers, nom nom nom” pretending to eat them and then went back to packing for his trip.

He couldn’t help but notice how quiet she had become and looked up to see his is daughter standing on the bed staring at her fingers with a devastated and bewildered look on her face.

He looked at her and said, “What’s wrong, honey? Daddy was just playing. I would never really eat your fingers!” and let out a little giggle.

She replied, “I know you were just playing Daddy but… what happened to my boogie?

 

 

 

May 232016
 

Incredibly gifted 12-year-old Norwegian guitarist Fredrik Strand Halland performs Texas Flood.

Texas Flood In Norway

It doesn’t matter what country you’re from or what language you speak, the blues (especially Stevie Ray Vaughan’s music) can be understood just about anywhere. In this clip, this kid on a Norwegian talent show channels his inner Stevie Ray brilliantly.

One thing is for certain…this kid absolutely shreds!!! He goes hard and you can feel a little metal influence in his style. But, kid rips. You’ve got to check out this clip and listen to him play.

Texas Flood, also the name of the album it is off of, is an SRV fan favorite. Make sure you turn it up and take a listen!

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May 232016
 
Rubber Chicken Three elderly gentlemen were talking about what their grandchildren would be saying about them fifty years from now.

“I would like my grandchildren to say, ‘He was successful in business’,” declared the first man.

“Fifty years from now,” said the second, “I want them to say, ‘He was a loyal family man’.”

Turning to the third gent, the first gent asked, “So what do you want them to say about you in fifty years?”

“Me?” the third man replied. “I want them all to say, “He certainly looks good for his age’!”

 

 

 

May 222016
 

George Washington’s Uniform

This blue wool coat is part of a suit of regimentals made for George Washington in 1789. It has a buff wool rise-and-fall collar, buff cuffs and lapels, and buff lining; there is a row of yellow metal buttons on each lapel, as well as on each cuff.

The waistcoat and breeches are matching buff wool, with gilt buttons.

Specific History

This uniform consisting of coat, waistcoat, and knee breeches was initially donated to the Columbian Institute; in 1841, it was transferred to the National Institute and housed in the Patent Office. It came to the Smithsonian in 1883 from the Patent Office collection, and has been on display almost continuously. (From the years 1942 to 1944, during World War II, the Smithsonian packed up many of its treasured artifacts, including this uniform, and sent them to the Shenandoah Valley for safekeeping.)

This uniform was worn by George Washington from 1789 until his death in 1799; the small clothes, or breeches and waistcoat, date from the revolutionary period.

Washington often posed for life portraits during this period, and was often depicted wearing this uniform. An example is the watercolor portrait on ivory painted by John Ramage in 1789; it is the first known depiction of this uniform in a portrait of Washington.

In December 1798, Washington was recorded wearing this uniform when he visited Philadelphia on Provisional Army duty. He wore a similar uniform when he was commissioned by the Continental Congress as commander in chief of the Continental army.

None of his uniforms from the Revolutionary War period are known to have survived.

General History

When George Washington was an aide to General Edward Braddock he paid special attention to the way the British general maintained his rank and deportment. Washington believed that in order to command effectively, an officer must convey character and leadership through appearance as well as action. As the leader of the Continental army, Washington wanted these troops to present themselves as a professional military organization and a proper uniform was one way of showing a unified front. In commemoration of Washington’s attention to detail, the colors of blue and buff remained the accepted pattern for U.S. Army uniforms until the beginning of the Civil War.

 
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May 222016
 
I’ve many holes but I will never leak
Not comfortable? Just give me a tweak

Though often together most of the day
Come bedtime we’ll go our separate ways

Life without me might be kind of a drag
‘Cause when I’m not around things tend to sag

Doing my job, your reliable mate
This is a “hold-up” you’ll appreciate

What am I?
 

Riddle