You Stopped Eating Meat But You May Still Be Eating Animal Products

I found an interesting article on foods that contain animal products. It was very shocking to say the least. I found the article below here: https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/14-surprising-foods-that-contain-animal-products 

If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you know the obvious foods to avoid — there’s no confusion about where that steak came from. But the ingredients of other foods aren’t so obvious.
Food labels can be confusing or even misleading, and some foods that seem meat-free can contain hidden animal products.

Take a look at our list of foods that aren’t vegetarian- or vegan-friendly.

Bagels and bread products

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Many bread products contain an amino acid known as L-cysteine, which is used as a softening agent. L-cysteine is derived from either human hair or poultry feathers, and it can be found in many popular brand-name products. Businesses that have acknowledged they’ve used L-cysteine include Lender’s, Einstein Bros., McDonald’s and Pizza Hut.

Beer and wine

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Isinglass, a gelatin-like substance collected from the bladders of freshwater fish like the sturgeon, is used in the clarification process of many beers and wines. Other agents used for the process of fining include egg white albumen, gelatin and casein. To check if a beer or wine is vegan, visit Barnivore.com.

Candy

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Numerous foods contain gelatin, a protein derived from the collagen in cow or pig bones, skin and connective tissues. It’s often used as a thickening or stabilizing agent and can be found in a variety of candies, including Altoids, gummy candies and Starburst chews, among others.
Also, many red candies contain a dye made from the extracts of dried bodies of the Coccus cacti bugs. The ingredient is often listed as carmine, cochineal or carminic acid. PETA maintains a list of animal-free candy.

Caesar dressing

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Most Caesar salad dressings contain anchovy paste, but there are vegetarian brands available, so be sure to read the label before you pour.

Jell-O

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It’s fairly common knowledge that Jell-O contains gelatin, but did you know you can make vegan Jell-O by using agar-agar, a gelatinous substance made from algae?

Marshmallows

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Gelatin strikes again, but luckily you can make your own vegan marshmallows with agar-agar, so you won’t miss out on any of the gooey s’mores goodness.

Non-dairy creamer

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Although it has non-dairy in its name, many such creamers contain casein, a protein derived from milk.

Omega-3 products

Many products with labels that boast their heart-healthy ingredients contain omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish. For example, Tropicana’s Hearth Healthy orange juice’s label lists tilapia, sardine and anchovy as ingredients.

Peanuts

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Some brands of peanuts, such as Planters dry roasted peanuts, also contain gelatin because the substance helps salt and other spices adhere to the nuts.

Potato chips

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Some flavored potato chips, especially those flavored with powdered cheese, can contain casein, whey or animal-derived enzymes. PETA maintains a list of vegan-friendly snacks.

Refined sugar

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Sugar isn’t naturally white, so manufacturers process it using bone char, which is made from the bones of cattle. To avoid sugar filtered with bone char, purchase unrefined sugar or buy from brands that don’t use bone-char filters.

Refried beans

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Many canned refried beans are made with hydrogenated lard, so check labels to ensure you’re buying vegetarian beans.

Vanilla-flavored foods

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Although it’s rare, some foods are flavored with Castoreum, a beaver anal secretion. As gross at that sounds, the FDA classifies it as GRAS, or “generally recognized as safe,” and Castoreum is typically listed as “natural flavoring.” The additive is most often used in baked goods as a vanilla substitute, but it’s also been used in alcoholic beverages, puddings, ice cream, candy and chewing gum.

Worcestershire sauce

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This popular sauce is made with anchovies, but vegetarian-friendly brands are available.

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The connection between breast implants and cancer

FDA Reports on Risk of Lymphoma from Breast Implants

MINDY WAIZER
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Although occurrence is rare, individuals who undergo breast implantation have an increased risk of developing breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)–a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Since this disease is not well-studied yet, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided medical device reports (MDRs), also known as adverse events reports, and medical literature estimates related to risk. In addition, the agency has released an update on its current understanding of the disease.

Since its last public update in March 2017, the FDA announced it is aware of 414 total cases of BIA-ALCL, for which studies estimate that the lifetime risk of developing the disease for those with textured breast implants ranges from 1 in 3817 to 1 in 30,000.

The FDA is not changing its recommendations regarding breast implants as of this report, but it will continue to track news and studies going forward.

(Read more here: http://www.oncnursingnews.com/web-exclusives/fda-reports-on-risk-of-lymphoma-from-breast-implants)

More Cases Are Reported of Unusual Cancer Linked to Breast Implants

More cases of an unusual cancer linked to breast implants have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration, the agency said on Wednesday.

The case count rose in the past year, to 414 cases from 359, the agency said in an update on its website. The number of deaths it has recorded, nine, has not changed from one year ago; a professional society of plastic surgeons is now reporting 16 related deaths.

The F.D.A.’s figures include cases from the United States and other countries. The agency began publicly reporting on the problem in 2011, and some of the apparent rise in cases may be due to increased awareness and diagnosis.

The disease is not breast cancer, but is a malignancy of the immune system called breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell 

(Read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/21/health/breast-implants-lymphoma.html)

Who is Dr. Sebi And Why Should You Know Him

Dr. Sebi, founder of Dr. Sebi’s Research Institute. For over 28 years, the institute has been successful in curing diseases deemed “incurable” by modern medicine. Through our methodology, A.I.D.S., Sickle Cell Anemia, Lupus, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cancers, Leukemia, Herpes, Epilepsy, Fibroid Tumors, and a host of other diseases have been successfully reversed. At this time, I would like to take this opportunity to give you a brief synopsis of how our premise and methodology achieves successful results in eradicating diseases.

This brief, but concise illustration will reveal our premise and methodology to be consistent. According to Western medical research, diseases are a result of the host being infected with a “germ”, “virus”, or “bacteria”. In their approach in treating these “infestations”, inorganic, carcinogenic chemicals are employed. Our research immediately uncovers flaws in their premise through basic deductive reasoning. By consistently utilizing the same premise and methods, they have consistently yielded ineffective results. In essence, in the 400-year tradition of the European philosophy of medicine, their approach in treating disease has yet to produce any cures.

In contrast, as we examine an African approach to disease, it diametrically opposes the present Western approach. Specifically, the African Bio-mineral Balance refutes the germ/virus/bacteria premise. Our research reveals that all manifestation of disease finds its genesis when and where the mucous membrane has been compromised. For example, if there is excess mucous in the bronchial tubes, the disease is Bronchitis; if it is in the lungs, the disease is Pneumonia; in the pancreatic duct, it is Diabetes; in the joints Arthritis. All of the African Bio-mineral Balance compounds are comprised of natural plants; which means its constitution is of an alkaline nature.

This is important- and instrumental in our success in reversing pathologies- because disease can only exist in an environment that is acid; thus it is inconsistent to utilize inorganic substances when treating disease because they are of an acid base. Only consistent use of natural botanical remedies will effectively cleanse and detoxify a diseased body, reversing it to its intended alkaline state.

Our system of nutrition goes even further. In addition to removing the accumulation of years of toxins, the African Bio-mineral Balance replaces depleted minerals and rejuvenates damaged cell tissue eroded by the acid, diseased state. The primary organs of elimination are the skin, liver, gall bladder, lymph glands, kidneys and the colon. If all toxins are eliminated from the above mentioned organs they will be recycled throughout the entire body, manifesting disease. Eventually the body breaks down in the weakest organs due to its inability to dispel the influence of toxins. The colon is the most important organ and must be cleansed by detoxifying before any disease can be reversed. If the colon is the only organ cleansed and detoxified the other major organs will be left toxic, thus leaving the disease in the body.

It is with Dr. Sebi’s intra-cellular detoxifying cleanse that each cell in the body will be purified. The body will then rebuild and rejuvenation will take place. Dr. Sebi offers the Bio-Mineral Therapy which is a natural vegetation cell food. A living substance which nourishes the body and detoxifies at the cellular level.

One must consume life – not Death – to maintain and sustain oneself.

Check out some of the inspiring words from Dr. Sebi himself

Dr. Sebi’s African approach to disease relies on natural botanical remedies to cleanse and detoxify the body, bringing it back to a more alkaline state from the acidity that causes disease and pathology. Natural vegetable cell food compounds are an important part of that change. By removing accumulated toxins, and replacing depleted minerals, cell foods can rejuvenate damaged cell tissue, especially those eroded by acidity.

The primary organs affected are the skin, liver, gall bladder, lymph glands, kidneys and the colon. With inclusive nutritional programs designed, not around the pathology, but around the whole person and their diet and health, cell foods are an important part of the nutritional environment of every recovering, responsible and healthy individual.

And from longtime associate and Dr. Sebi’s friend, Pablo Medina

All of the products available on Dr. Sebi’s website are 100% natural – and were uniquely developed by Dr. Sebi himself. The staff at Dr. Sebi’s Cell Food were selected and trained by Dr. Sebi and we continue to use the latest improved formulas that Dr. Sebi developed.

Although there are other organizations and individuals that claim to have Dr. Sebi’s original formulas, Dr. Sebi’s original and unique compounds are only available at Dr. Sebi’s Cell Food.

Remember: Only the products available from Dr. Sebi’s Cell Food are the original formulas, developed by Dr. Sebi himself. They’re not available anywhere else.

Watch “K. Michelle Reveals “The Real” Reason She’s Having Her Butt Implants Removed” on YouTube

This is definitely a must watch! K. Michelle tells the truth about her butt and the health complications that have come about because of the augmentation of her body.

Wearing Makeup While Working Out Can Be Deadly To Your Skin

We are now living in the age of slayage….Don’t know what that means? Let me help you understand…..

Social media has caused the younger generation of women to believe that no matter where they go or what activity they are involved in, they have to slay. Slayage or slay means to look amazing effortlessly, but unfortunately most young women think that in order to slay they have to wear thick coats of makeup to look and feel beautiful. Spending hours in the mirror covering up their natural beauty. Unknowingly setting up their skin to look old and worn by the time that they are 30.

Now that I’ve added my two cents, let’s look into what makeup does to the skin while wearing it while working out……

Article 1 from InStyle Magazine: SAMANTHA FARAGALLI  (http://www.instyle.com/news/ok-exercise-wear-makeup-gym-workout)

Have you wondered whether exercising with makeup on is really bad for your skin or if it’s totally fine to look extra glam at the gym? We sought out Whitney Bowe, M.D. and Neal Schultz, M.D., an N.Y.C. dermatologist, host of DermTV.com and creator of BeautyRx by Dr. Schultz to find out.

Bowe recommends always removing any and all makeup traces before a workout. “Makeup forms a barrier on your skin covering your pores, and when working out, your makeup mixes with oil and perspiration, which in turn congests your skin and prevents those pores from being able to release sweat,” she tells InStyle. “When you work out, your pores and sweat glands open up in order to cool down your body—wearing a full face of makeup can block your pores and glands, hindering your skin’s ability to breathe, which in turn can result in breakouts, blackheads and skin irritation.”

If you work out makeup-free, there are essential skin care steps to take during your workout. “Be sure to have a clean towel so you can pat your face instead of rubbing it dry,” Schultz tells InStyle. According to Schultz, if you’ve washed your face prior to working out, then you only need to splash your face with water and pat it dry after the workout—no soap necessary.

If makeup is worn to the gym, there are important factors to consider to effectively protect your skin. Like for instance, sweat-proof makeup does not make a difference. “When sweat is mixed with makeup (no matter what type of makeup), it creates an ideal environment for acne,” Bowe tells InStyle. When it comes to deciphering which type of makeup is worse to wear, Bowe adds that foundation is a big no-no. However, eye makeup tends to be composed of heavy waxes and oils, therefore if it smears on the skin around the eye, it could potentially lead to clogged pores. If you can’t resist wearing makeup, Bower suggests opting for an oil-free, lightweight foundation or BB cream, a lip balm or Chapstick and waterproof, silicone-based mascara.

In addition, if you’ve chosen to wear makeup while working out, then it’s crucial to cleanse tone and exfoliate your skin immediately after. “Use a cleanser sufficient to remove not only the surface dirt and oil, but all of your makeup,” Schultz adds. “To make sure that there’s no residual left and that all of the cleanser has been removed, use a toner or astringent afterwards.” To further force out any remaining oil clogs, dead cells, makeup, dirt or air pollution that are a result of face-touching during a workout, Schultz recommends using a 7- or 8-percent glycolic solution or pad.

Article 2 from Vogue: (http://www.vogue.co.uk/article/why-wearing-make-up-to-work-out-exercise-is-bad-for-skin)

We all know that wearing make-up whilst exercising is bad for our skin, so why do we still see gyms full of women wearing full faces of carefully-applied cosmetics? Mascara is one thing – though beware, you may find it running down your cheeks by the end of the session – but with foundation and powder you risk blocking pores and congesting skin that really needs to be able to sweat, sweat, sweat.

Thomas recommends preparing for a workout by cleansing the skin, then either leaving it bare or applying a light serum suitable for your skin type which will penetrate quickly – a heavier product will just sweat off.

Article 3 from https://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/562050-dos-and-donts-of-wearing-make-up-while-working-out/#slide=11

If you want a look that’s clean but polished, focus on your eyebrows and lips. “A polished brow can do wonders for the face,” Babaian says. “So just very lightly fill wherever they’re sparse.” And to keep your brows from changing shape dramatically during your workout, apply a little bit of sheer hair wax or sheer water-resistent lip balm.” To finish the look, Babaian suggests adding a little bit of tinted lip color to the lips. “Stains or balms work well,” she says. When the brows are polished and the lips have a hint of tint, the look is natural and undetectable, but still pretty and polished.

Definitely do not use lip liner. “Lip liner will look totally dated and crazy,” says Babaian. And lip glosses, especially if worn when working out in the sun, can plasticize and burn the lips. Glosses are also impractical because errant hair or debris in the air can get stuck to your lips. And since working up a sweat encourages blood flow and a natural, healthy flush to the skin, there’s no need for faux blush.

After any workout, it’s crucial to cleanse your skin. Why? According to Babaian, “Whatever cosmetics you have on, they can combine with the sweat and contribute to a breeding ground for bacteria.” Bacteria can lead to blackheads, congestion, irritation and serious acne. Babaian recommends having a face wash or a scrub in your gym bag and using it before you leave. If your skin is sensitive, she recommends cleansing twice with a gentle cream or oil-based cleanser. If your skin handles exfoliation well, use a mild exfoliator with enzymes or warm water and a washcloth to clear dead skin cells, makeup and debris from your pores.

 

What Is Peyronie’s Disease BKA Curved Penis

Peyronie’s Disease – Curved Penis

A bent penis to a lot of women means a lot of pleasure during sex, but did you know that there is an actual name for this? I know that if you’re over 30 you have probably had the bent dick conversation with your girls and if you’re a guy with a bent penis then trust and believe your stuff has been discussed! All dicks aren’t created equally and some look out right weird! If you have ever experienced a bent penis then you know that hitting the G-spot is almost a sure thing for Mr. Bend (get it…Mr. Bend….Bent dick..never mind). Some women say that they enjoy the bend and some say they don’t like it, either way it’s a preference for women and to some men it can actually be a problem. I found some interesting articles on the medical condition and I had to share it with my readers.

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National Male Medical Clinic Treats Men Who Suffer from Curvature of the Penis.

What is Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s disease or curvature of the penis is the formation of scar tissue within the penis. Peyronie’s (pa-ro-NEEZ) disease causes the penis to curve when erect. A curved penis may cause problems for men during sex, from pain to embarrassment.

Commonly, if the curved penis interferes with sexual enjoyment surgery is suggested to remove the scar tissue inside the penis shaft that causes the curvature. There are non-surgical treatments for a curved penis that have worked for some men. For those that suffer from Peyronie’s disease the thought of penis surgery can be difficult to consider. This is why National Male Medical Clinics’ doctors are committed to helping the 1-4% of men who suffer from curvature of the penis using non-surgical methods whenever possible. We do not offer a surgical option to Peyronie’s disease, because our doctors feel all other treatment options should be attempted before surgery is considered.

Symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease

The symptoms of Peyronie’s disease are caused by a buildup of scar tissue or plaques under the skin of the penis and can be felt through the skin as flat lumps or hard tissue.

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Photo: Mens Sexual Clinic

Men suffering from a curved penis may experience pain:

  • With an erection
  • During orgasm
  • Upon touch even when flaccid (not erect)

The obvious curvature of the erect penis is the primary visual symptom of Peyronie’s disease. The erect penis may also have voids so it resembles an hourglass or it may remain erect, but hang down.

  • Symptoms may appear slowly over time or suddenly. Usually the symptoms increase in severity the first six to 18 months.
  • Men suffering from Peyronie’s disease may also notice a shortening of the penis or have difficulty getting or keeping an erection.
  • It is time to see our doctors if you have pain during an erection that prevents you from having sex or causes anxiety.

Causes of Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s disease can be brought on by trauma to the penis that does not heal properly. This could be the result of an injury during sex, such as the penis being bent. Sports injuries can also cause Peyronie’s disease.

Read more here: http://www.nationalmalemedicalclinics.com/peyronies-disease-curved-penis/

Common
More than 200,000 US cases per year
Treatable by a medical professional
Usually self-diagnosable
Lab tests or imaging not required
Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
Peyronie’s disease is caused by repeated penile injury, typically during sex or physical activity.
Penises vary in shape and size, and having a curved erection isn’t necessarily a cause for concern. In Peyronie’s disease, the bend is significant, and may occur along with pain or interfere with sexual function.
Medications or surgery may be recommended if symptoms persist or worsen.
Ages affected
0-2
Never
3-5
Extremely rare
6-13
Very rare
14-18
Very rare
19-40
Common
41-60
Common
60+
Common

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A Chubby Girl Struggle

MY name is Taylor 21 welcome to a chubby girl struggle but an answer to the problem.

Ms. Angie and Taylor

Being 379 pounds is something I will forever battle with because being obese was something I struggled with my whole life . Until one day  my  mom picked me up from school early to tell me  she was taking me to a weight loss doctor . Only to discover when I went to the doctor to how much I really weighed ,That is when I decided to embark on my journey of weight loss. So I made a vow to myself and god that I would change.

When I got into the car I had an attitude during the entire car ride home. While looking out of the window with

My hair blowing from the heat vents I reflected on how I was going to make this life change to, become healthy.  The following night  the television  show BOTCHED  aired showing how women  were sharing there plastic surgery stories and journey . Me and mom watched the show she looked at me  giggling saying ,” would you ever consider “  i said “Yes mom”  their you have it the  surgery  journey  began.

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On February 28, 2014 I changed my , Mental State , eating habits  and physical activity . I  had my first cosmetic procedure liposuction  fourteen thousand  and some change , lets just say I came out of recovery bigger then I was . Nobody explained the honest repercussion  , effects , recoverytime  and how Liposuction  actually works .  Many Women are not  even candidates for liposuction . Plastic surgeon Doctors many times , do not explain to patients the  effects of the surgery . If you are not  even a candidate for liposuction then do not expect a dramatic difference after   .  to meet your goal look  you thought you could attain  with liposuction may cause for some other  surgeries .  So lets just say I had to get in the gym and try to get my goal look that way . Little did I know liposuction  takes 6 months to a year to see the full results , so overtime when you are  going to the gym you are losing twice as much weight.

Losing weight leaves you with  the effect of excess skin  . But if you had liposuction  and if  you were chunky before an now your still losing more weight   The skin is even more droopy and wrinkly .  I then began to look up ways to correct the issue the result they told me was adominialplasty , I  then had a couple more surgeries . Which lead me to being targeted by social media , friends , and family .  I then realize as time went on a lot of women  started to ask me questions about surgery and my opinion . Which lead to me to  opening up a company to help women educate them about being healthy and plastic surgery education  .   From my experiences ,training , and internships .  Some when do not have health insurance , so women can  not afford to drive to splendid areas every week for Body Spa Treatments ,. What about those women or people .

PoisebodyLlc Poisebodyspa are  answers to help those people and others because treatments  roughly cost around 350-500 for treatments . I’m in this business to help women and make money   helping women  is my biggest goal is to educate our women and girls about being healthy .my mom is my biggest influence Angela Michelle you are the reason I am the woman I am today . Your parenting skills , communication skills , listening skills . Are the reason you are bomb successful mom you stand by me no matter what . being 379 punds was almost broke me , I was targeted by  my size .  really bad and I  was  afraid to  fight back because I  did not want to get in  trouble .  Then I one day decided to take  a Stand but a positive one and become a motivational child advocate for obese kids . then I became a motivational speaker for kids to have a voice for all kids no discrimination .    I love being able to speak intelligently about being healthy and helping rebuild confidence among children and teens who struggle with weight. In life you are the author of your life and you can revise and edit as many times as you want to.  as a result of  every testimony  , In celebration of everything I have gone through I decided to

write an novel entitled “The Three Hundred Seventy Pound girl. The book will include themes and

lesson that every teenager  and adult can realte to  . Not to finish a children’s book  as well titled “Chubby Pineapple “with beautiful graphics  teaching kids valuable life principles .  It’s also very funny the least to add , my illustrator is a 10-year-old illusrtatior   the images will be very defined .

This was not only a life

– changing experience but a learning experience for me as well because I was able to find myself as a person

spiritually and emotionally.  had I not started this journey I would not have been able to find my true passion

and calling in life, is helping others who struggle with self-confidence, weight and being unhealthy Which is why I decided to start a company at the age of 16 called weight to go by tay I guess you can say I started my footwork young thanks to my mom who is a successfulentrepreneur . Which received great feedback ,support , and love from the community . Then as time went one I became. A freshman in college and saw how many college girls struggled with weight . i knew then  that i needed to shed  light on how important being healthy . As   why  to be healthy and its benefits .years laters we now have PoiseBodyllc which is not just a business but a company . This company has layers  to it  we offer body sculpting , meal prep , surgery consulting . One on one personal train services, and private gym services , body wraps , skin tightening .  We offer so many layers to our company because everybody’s body pathway may be different .  So we have you covered  no matter what . I wanted to become a woman’s one stop shop endless beauty for affordable price.

@poisebodyspa @poisebody