Grooming Essentials For Women / Educational Video

May 7, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

Excerpt from the public domain video, “Good Grooming For Girls (1956)”, courtesy of Prelinger Archives.

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Foods that kill excerpts plus other Health tips vegans vs carnivores Abel vs Cain

March 24, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

Themeaning of life is problem solving! This is how they control the people daily. They solve the basic problems of food, clothing & shelter by providing you with jobs. Every two weeks they pay you in debt notes & within ten days you have given it all back. You don’t even know it’s not real money & that the nations are all under bankruptcy & everything is prepaid. You are so conditioned you can’t believe it, you deny it & you continue to go along with the corporate central bank tax scam. That leaves you free to solve more pressing problems like cash or charge, wine or beer, window or aisle, smoking or non, Oprah or American Idol Worship. You work all day in a corporate sweat shop. You pay taxes to the corporation of [your country name] then you watch Corporate news scare you to death with terror, murder, rape & corruption. You watch some sitcom Friends lie & cheat on each other for a laugh then you finish off the evening by witnessing some Criminal Minds plot & commit murder When they present any problem like 9/11 (Shortly before his untimely death, former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook told the House of Commons that “Al Qaeda” is not really a terrorist group but a database of international mujaheddin & arms smugglers used by the CIA & Saudis to funnel guerrillas arms & money into Soviet-occupied Afghanistan Courtesy of World Affairs) they offer the solution, war on terror, loss of freedom. Housing bubble, economic collapse, bailout tax theft. Swine flu, imminent

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Cancer film feature: In the family

March 17, 2009 by  
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inthefamily_dvdHow much do you sacrifice to survive?

She was young, had a promising career as a filmmaker. Joanna Rudnick was 27 years old when she tested positive for a mutation in the breast cancer gene BRCA which makes her a high-risk candidate for breast and ovarian cancer. In a way, it seems inevitable because her family has a history of the diseases. In high risk cases like Joanna, pre-emptive removal of the said organs (prophylactic mastectomy and oophorectomy) is sometimes recommended before the monster cancer strikes.

Armed with a positive genetic test result that leaves her essentially ‘a ticking time bomb’, she balances dreams of having her own children with the unnerving reality that she is risking her life by holding on to her fertility. In The Family follows Joanna as she takes us on a journey through the unpredictable world of predictive genetic testing.

Turning the camera on herself, Joanna bares her conflicting emotions about preventative surgery and the potential consequences. Turning the camera on her new relationship, she and her partner capture a young couple falling in love in the shadow of the mutation. Turning the camera on the company that owns the patents to the BRCA genes, she questions their control over access to the test. Along the way, she looks to other women and families dealing with the same unbelievable information.”

Based on her experience, Joanna wrote, produced and directed “In the Family”. In the process of making the film, Rudnick tries to answer the question “How much do you sacrifice to survive?”

About the interventions

According to a research report at Columbia University, prophylactic mastectomy and oophorectomy can prolong life expectancy by about 8.5 years but “at a great cost to quality of life.” A more recent study University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center seems to confirm that ovary removal can substantially reduce the risk for both cancers.

The lifetime risk of breast cancer ranges from 56 percent to 84 percent, according to the researchers, whereas the risk for ovarian cancer ranges from 36 percent to 46 percent for BRCA1 mutation carriers and 10 percent to 27 percent for BRCA2 mutation carriers.

Cancer event at University of Michigan, March 17

On March 17, 2009, a forum at the University of Michigan will focus on community engagement and breast cancer research. The event at will kick off with a showing of “In the family” as part of the National Institutes of Health-funded program “Engaging the Community in Clinical Research.” The film showing will be followed by a panel discussion, including Joanna Rudnick herself.

Women’s Resource Fair Film Screening, March 20

The film will also be shown at The 2009 Evanston Women’s Resource Fair in Evanston, IL on March 20, 2009.

Film feature: The Meaning of Tea

December 24, 2008 by  

Documentary films might not be your cup of tea but you have to try this one. The Meaning of Tea, a film by Tea Dragon Films, is a 74-minute documentary on – well, tea. Now, you may ask, what is so special about a film about – of all things – tea? What on earth is so exciting about tea? Well, check out this press release:

The Meaning of Tea is an engaging documentary film that explores the romance and complexities surrounding tea, a universally beloved and widely consumed beverage. The film travels through eight countries, unveiling many reasons behind tea’s mysterious appeal. From afternoon tea in the Midwestern United States to tea estates in India, from the traditional tea ceremony of Japan to modern tea life in Morocco, the film explores the rituals and ceremonies of tea celebrated and enjoyed by a myriad of unique cultures. With an exciting mix of interviews, archival footage and music, the film sheds light on tea’s many varieties, whose value, use, practices, and traditions are sometimes misunderstood, neglected, and even threatened by today’s marketplace. The common thread weaving together these individual stories is the question of whether there is any inherent “meaning” to be found in tea, particularly in an era increasingly dominated by mass-marketing, fast food and corporate coffee. The film also examines the role certain modern forces pay in threatening the survival of tea and its cultural significance. By visiting places where tea is still revered and by investigating its role in these societies, The Meaning of Tea suggests the profoundly positive role tea may play in the future of humanity.

Tea is supposedly the most popular drink in the world after water. However, experts may argue that it has been overtaken by soda and other sweetened drinks among the younger generation. We know, however, the adverse health effects that soda has brought about. Tea, on the other, has been shown to have beneficial effects on our health as I’ve written in previous posts:

The Meaning of Tea was directed and produced by Scott Chamberlin Hoyt, together with Michaela Mckee and Keir Moreano. The film may just be “the beginning of a movement to reduce the stresses of our “amped-up high-tech world by encouraging people to have a cup of tea.” Now, that’s what I call a relaxing idea!

Photo credit: 2008 Tea Dragon Films

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