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KEEP A BOTTLE OF VODKA HANDY AT HOME FOR MAKING LIFE EASY.

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KEEP A BOTTLE OF VODKA HANDY AT HOME FOR MAKING LIFE EASY.

1. To remove a bandage painlessly,

saturate the bandage with vodka.
The stuff dissolves adhesive.

2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers,
fill a trigger-spray bottle with vodka, spray the caulking,
let set five minutes and wash clean.

The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew.

3. To clean your eyeglasses,

simply wipe the lenses with a soft,
clean cloth dampened with vodka.
The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills germs.

4. Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka
and letting your safety razor blade
soak in the alcohol after shaving.

The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.

5. Spray vodka on wine stains,

scrub with a brush, and then blot dry.

6. Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face

as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores.

7. Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo.

The alcohol cleanses the scalp,removes toxins from hair,
and stimulates the growth of healthy hair.

8. Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle with vodka
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and spray bees or wasps to kill them.

9 Pour one-half cup vodka
and one-half cup water into a Ziploc freezer bag

and freeze for a slushy, refreshing ice pack for aches,
pain or black eyes.

10. Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar
with freshly packed lavender flowers,

fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly
and set in the sun for three days.
Strain liquid through a coffee filter,
then apply the tincture to aches and pains.

11. To relieve a fever, use a washcloth

to rub vodka on your chest and back as a liniment.

12. To cure foot odor,

wash your feet with vodka.

13 Vodka will disinfect

and alleviate a jellyfish sting.

14. Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy

to remove the urushiol oil from your skin.

15. Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth.

Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain.

top BEERs brands

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http://www.the-top-tens.com/lists/top-ten-beer-brands.asp

1 Budweiser…..
awesome beer I can drink it whole day
its just portugal magic that whenever I drink I feel cool and refreshing…

Budweiser is the worst beer ever. People who drink this beer never had a real beer before. Budweiser is water and addictive chemicals. Horse piss actually tastes just like Budweiser.

the best beer money can buy in the world I guess! other beer doesn’t have the taste and the tingling in between of hops and lots of fizz but in bud u’ll find both in equivalent proportion

2 Dogfish Head

Dogfish knows how to brew a real beer, not just an american light lager like almost every beer on the list. People should know that beer is more than what they’re told to drink from advertising!

Brewer from Delaware, I especially like his 22% beer. 1 is more alcohol than 4 Coors lights.

3 Heineken
This is a real beer! Budweiser is water with color!

Heineken stands high above the KINGS and QUEENS of beers!

Heineken is one of the best Beer’s in Canada. And Canada is a major beer drinking land. We are 5th on the list of “Top Beer Production Countries” and Heineken is number 2 in Canada. Number 1 is Alexander Keith.

4 Corona Extra
Best beer in the world, pronto! If beer came out of fountains, it’d be Corona. Bud is good, but nothing like PABST BLUE RIBBON! Belgians also have some of the best strong beers, check ’em out, you’ll find it worthy.

Corona feels very smooth and strikingly very strong at the same time… Mates whenever you are planning for going on beach.. Take this with you.. It very add up to your fun quotient.. Enjoy

Best Beer Ever! Only beer I drink.. Nothing like a nice chilling corona on a very hot summer day.. or even just to be chilling in your couch with a corona by your side.. ohh and don’t forget the wedge of lemon..

5 Yuengling
THIS should be at the top.

Bud is hype. A perfect example of throwing millions into advertising to buy popularity with an inferior product.

Heineken in North America is crap but I give the original a solid top 5.

Any Corona = more hype and I challenge anyone “loving” this beer to leave it out, overnight and take a sniff. Smells like it was brewed in a sewage treatment plant. That’s why you need a lime to drink it.

Guinness? Try ‘Black Wych’ from Wychwood. Unlike Guinness, it’s a great dark stout without the bitter tones. Far superior!

Coors of any style: even more hype. There was a mystique in the east (US) when you could not get this beer. Rocky Mountain water my ass. They wanted a brewery in Asheville, N.C. but the city wouldn’t cut them a break on their water usage.

Sam Adams. Very good, simple, clean lager. Just not quite as good as Yuengling, IMO.

Don’t be sheeple!

Why do people drink Bud? That is like piss in a can,
Yuengling is so refreshing and never lets you down

Best beer ever has a great taste and is the oldest in america so if you want an avrage beer then go for a bud or coors light but if you want quality in your beer then go for Yuengling

6 Efes Pilsen

taste once.. choice of the beer fans. :)Thirsting of life” – it is true after you taste it!

more tasty=) and no likeness: )) specially when its cold=)i think whole world must try it=)

It has golden color, slight bitterness, and a little after taste. It is clean and clear

theres not much sentences. only I’m sayin “efes pilsen is the king of beers”

Just one word “amazing”one of the best beers on the planet. Fantastic taste.

turkish traditional drink 😉 you will like it, if you taste it. really delicious guys

efes is best beer of world. if you taste you can’t prefer another beer easily really

Always the best!
The taste fits to every palate whatever brand is your favorite..

Leaks through the throat like river of pleasure. It has very smooth taste.

I’m between Pilsner Urquell and Efes Pilsen… Well, Efes Pilsen rules!

taste once.. choice of the beer fans. 🙂

“Thirsting of life” – it is true after you taste it!

incisiker c good beer feels very smooth and strikingly very strong at the same time

7 Dos Equis

At museums he’s allowed to touch the art.
He is the most interesting man it the world.

Ever since I discovered adding a little bit of tabasco to my dos, I’ve been addicted! Try it and you might be suprised at how it good taste! It is definitely my number 1

No bitter after taste and not heavy. I won’t drink anything but this and it can’t stay on the shelf at the store. It doesn’t fill you up like most beers do.

8 Bell’s Hopslam Ale

9 Sam Adams

World class. Their Summer Ale is exquisite. They also have a fine array of tastes for most beer drinkers.

Never drank one of any flavor. American made… so, I voted for it. Has to be stronger tasting than Coors, which I like. Looks about as strong as
Michelob which I like and Miller High Life Dark, which I also like.

Oktoberfest literally was my ticket to discovering new flavorful beers, it was orgasmicly good. I care not For piss water beer anymore! I will not settle for less than a sam adams go 410!

Sam Adams autumn lager has a unique flavor all its own they stand alone in a class by them self. Without any question this is one of my most favorite beers to drink.

Sam adams is an excellent beer. It is superb in everyway. BUT I can get wicked shmamered off of natty light.! Ahh yeah you know what I am talking about!

The best beer anywhere. Love Sam Adams and especially the Boston Lager. Excellent beer

Finest tasting beer you can find. Definitely not watered down like Bud Light.

10 Bell’s Two Hearted Ale

Noni Nonsense: Miracle Juice or Scam in a Bottle?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2012 by ecofrenfood

Noni Nonsense: Miracle Juice or Scam in a Bottle?
Christopher Wanjek
Date: 17 October 2006 Time: 05:11

A beautiful woman in a grass skirt and scallop shells covering her breasts beckons me to purchase a bottle of Polynesian noni juice, the latest health elixir to make the transition from multi-level marketing scheme to major outlets like Costco.

Although she’s just a two-dimensional model pasted on the bottle, she’s alluring enough to make many a customer ignore noni’s steep price, awful taste and utterly false health claims.

According to this label, Polynesians have used noni juice for centuries to heal the mind, body and spirit, although a little asterisk after this statement tells me the FDA doesn’t agree. Doctors continue to unlock the juice’s natural health secrets, although another asterisk indicates this statement is false, too.

Web sites selling noni claim it cures everything from colds to cancer—well, at least the ones that haven’t been shut down by the Federal Trade Commission. Noni juice, it seems, has all the markings of bad medicine: outrageous health claims, little evidence for these claims, and questionable marketing.

Trouble in paradise

Noni grows easily in warm climates throughout Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. The pungent, ripe fruit is a tough swallow, though, known in many tongues as the vomit fruit or rotten cheese fruit, and is consumed usually only in famines. Many South Pacific cultures use noni in traditional medicine.

Most noni juice sold in the United States contain a dash of noni cut with water and other juices to make it palatable. Noni juice is said to improve or cure arthritis, cancer, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, impotence and so on. It is commonly sold as Polynesian, Tahiti or Hawaiian noni.

If Polynesians readily consumed noni juice, as marketers claim, then the results are surely minimal. Sadly, as a result of colonization, land confiscation and forced changes in lifestyle and diet, many Polynesians from the South Pacific through the Hawaiian Islands are in poor health.

In French Polynesia, home to Tahiti, 45 percent of women are obese and nearly another 30 percent are overweight, according to the World Health Organization. In parts of the Federated States of Micronesia, up to 80 percent of the population are obese and 50 percent are diabetic, according to the WHO. That slender lady on the bottle is an illusion.

Native Hawaiians are twice as likely to get diabetes and nearly six times more likely to die from it compared to whites on the islands, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health experts are trying to get the local populations to exercise more and to shun the western influence of cigarettes, alcohol, and fatty and salty processed foods, not drink more noni.

Trouble in the laboratory

What’s the active ingredient in noni? It’s xeronine, maybe. Chemist Ralph Heinicke, who worked for the pineapple industry, discovered minute traces of this unknown chemical in pineapples and then noni. Although he published his results in a non-peer-reviewed newsletter and never determined the chemical formula, he received a patent for xeronine in 1985.

Heinicke, now with the noni industry, claims that xeronine is an essential nutrient that enables proteins to enter and exit cellular walls. Noni also contains pro-xeronine, Heinicke says, which is converted to xeronine in the large intestines. While not implausible, none of this has been proven, and Heinicke’s work remains a mystery to researchers today.

Aside from the xeronine “discovery,” noni marketers point to a 1994 health study from the University of Hawaii showing how noni cured a certain type of lung cancer in laboratory mice. While promising, this result was marginal and relied on a protocol not endorsed by the National Cancer Institute.

Several more promising laboratory experiments have since been performed. Like oranges, noni might contain anti-cancer properties. Yet these minimally positive studies entailed injecting high concentrations of noni directly into an animal’s cancerous organ or into a test tube with cancerous cells. Drinking noni—in the paltry concentration our taste buds will allow—has not been shown to reverse or slow cancer in any creature.

More illness than cures

A little science goes a long way in the alternative medicine world, which is why web sites claim that noni is “clinically proven” to cure cancer and treat other diseases. We’re not there yet. Noni, like so many other traditional medicine plants, may well have therapeutic properties. Only more research will tell.

But noni is not entirely safe.

There have been several documented cases of individuals damaging their livers after drinking noni. More common is a kidney-related disease called hyperkalemia, or high potassium levels in the bloodstream. People prone to hyperkalemia know to avoid bananas or orange juice, naturally high in potassium, but many are unaware of the high potassium levels in noni.

The alternative food pyramid

Consumers should also be aware of multi-level marketing, or pyramid schemes, associated with noni. Noni for sale in stores seems legitimate, aside from the bit about being a useless health product. But around the world, noni is often sold by independent distributors who recruit other distributors to recruit other distributors and so on.

These distributors are hungry for your dollar, charging $30-100 for a month supply with instructions to drink the stuff at varying doses for months if not years.

With rampant obesity, diabetes and cancer in this world, one would think that a product that can cure obesity, diabetes and cancer would attract praise from doctors. Instead noni attracts the typical mix of profit-hungry marketers and dubious medical experts who write the books and work for the noni makers. Be strong and say “no” to the hot babes in grass skirts.

Christopher Wanjek is the author of the books “Bad Medicine” and “Food At Work.” Got a question about Bad Medicine? Email Wanjek. If it’s really bad, he just might answer it in a future column. Bad Medicine appears each Tuesday on LIveScience.

Types of CHAMPAGNE glasses

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