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-oils: sat urated fats, butter, margarine, lard, etc., largely are firm at room temperature; unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are liquid in form. Coconut and palm oils contain saturated fatty acids and should be avoided.
    "Fats are designated as saturated or unsaturated, depending on whether the chemical bonds between the carbon atoms of the fat molecules contain all the hydrogen atoms they are capable of holding.(saturated).or have capacity for additional hydrogen atoms.(unsaturated). Unsaturated fats may be converted to saturated fats by adding hydrogen atoms in a process known as hydrogenation. This process creates saturated fats called trans fatty acids." ...Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99.

-cramped conditions: farmed salmon cages are typically 100 feet square, 80 feet deep and hold 100,000 baby fish.

-antimony: a metallic element, the most common of which is a hard, extremely brittle, lustrous, silver white, crystalline material. It is used in a wide variety of alloys, especially with lead in battery plates, and in the manufacture of flame proofing compounds, paint, semiconductor devices, and ceramic products

-arsenic: a highly poisonous metallic element used in insecticides, weed killers, solid state doping agents, and various alloys

-arsine: a colorless, flammable, very poisonous gas, H3. As, having an odor like garlic and used in chemical warfare, and as a solid state doping agent

-aspirin: according to William Campbell Douglass II, MD, aspirin has been elevated to the status of 'miracle drug' for the prevention of heart attacks. This is nothing new. And according to these 'experts', aspirin fights heart attacks by making the platelets.(clotting agents).in your blood less likely to bind together in clumps and clog up your arteries. But some recent research on the subject proves what I've been saying all along; that aspirin may not be such a good thing when it comes to protecting your ticker.
    The University of Maryland Medical Center conducted a study of 56 randomly selected heart patients who were  engaged in "aspirin therapy" for the prevention of heart attacks. Of these subjects, 14 exhibited excessive platelet aggregation.(clumping). But before you conclude that 14 out of 56 isn't a bad ratio, after all, it's only 25%, consider that out of these 14, 9.(64%).had what their doctors considered 'high cholesterol'. Why is this big news? Because what most doctors view as high cholesterol is actually bordering on dangerously low levels of this vital substance. I'm a firm believer in keeping blood cholesterol levels over 200. Your risk of stroke increases when it's lower. In fact, I'd ignore cholesterol altogether unless it gets up over 300! 
   If the Maryland study holds true, it means that the effects of aspirin on healthy, cholesterol rich blood actually increase the risk of platelet 'clumping' and heart attack! And this is not to mention the heightened risk of deadly uncontrolled bleeding that comes with excessive aspirin use. Bottom line: Take aspirin only when something hurts. And if you're worried about heart attacks.(who isn't?), do what I do and take cod liver oil twice daily. It worked for my grandma, and it's working for me.

-forensic: relating to, used in, or appropriate for courts of law or for public discussion or argumentation

-kapok: a silky fiber obtained from the fruit of the silk-cotton tree and used for insulation and as padding in pillows, mattresses, and life preservers

-phosphine: a colorless, spontaneously flammable poisonous gas, PH3, having a fishy odor and used as a doping agent for solid state components

-phosphorus: a highly reactive, poisonous, nonmetallic element occurring naturally in phosphates

-polythene.(polyethylene): a polymerized ethylene resin, used especially for containers, kitchenware, and tubing, or in the form of films and sheets for packaging

-polymerized: bonding of two or more monomers to form a polymer; chemical process that effects this bonding

-stibine: a colorless, flammable poisonous gas, SbH3, often used as a fumigant

-taking responsibility: a large body of scientific evidence suggests that the cure for many illnesses will not be the result of new medical technologies but through people taking more personal responsibility for their health

-showers and hot tubs: every time you have a daily hot shower with municipal tap water, you inhale toxins and bacteria; according to an article in the Wall Street Journal, 'hot tub lung' debuts as potentially the most serious such malady in a list that includes Tennis Elbow, Turf Toe, and Swimmer's Ear; the resilient microbe called 'Microbacterium avium' is carried in the water vapor mists that swirl and rise above hot tubs, especially when the water jets are turned on, with indoor hot tubs appearing to be the main culprits; the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota likens the disease to Humidifier Lung, Pigeon keeper's Lung, Mushroom picker's disease, and Maple bark Stripper's Lung.


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