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PMS and Menopause
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PMS and Menopause

Approximately ten days prior to menstruation, when your ovaries are least active, your blood calcium drops steadily and progressively. This results in premenstrual tension, nervousness, headaches, insomnia, and mental depression.

Because the decreased blood calcium acts as a stress, the production of certain hormones are stimulated and salt and water can be retained in your body, often causing your breasts, hands, face, and feet to swell, weight to increase 5 – 10 pounds, headaches, your resistance to allergies and infections to decrease markedly. (Interesting point is that crimes of violence committed by women take place mostly during this period – which shows how badly some girls or women are affected by PMS.)

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Can You Believe That The FAA Has Approved Psych Drugs For Our Pilots?
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Can You Believe That The FAA Has Approved Psych Drugs For Our Pilots?

Your Body Is A Complex Machine – see the link below to the announcement that the FAA newscast!

The human body is an extremely complex biochemical machine, with chemical reactions and flows that occur in harmony and rhythmically one with another. They happen in specific sequences, in certain quantities, and at exact rates of speed. When a foreign substance such as a psychotropic drug is introduced into your body these flows and inner workings are disrupted. The drugs may speed up, slow down, dam up, overwhelm or deny critical metabolic substances.

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What is pH Actually?
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What is pH Actually?

pH is an abbreviation for the “power of the concentration of the Hydrogen ion” present in a solution. It is expressed as a number on a scale of degrees of pH, from 0 to 14. Hydrogen is a naturally occurring gas that is the lightest gas ever found and is number 1 in the periodic table.

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The Stuff You’re Made Of
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The Stuff You’re Made Of

Your body is largely made of protein; your skin, muscles, internal organs, nails, hair, brain, and even the base of your bones. Only when protein of excellent quality is supplied can each cell function normally and keep itself in constant repair. Since your muscles contain a greater amount of protein than do other body structures, a glance at yourself in the mirror will give you a rough estimate of the adequacy of your protein intake.

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Test Your Immune System With Your Eyes
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Test Your Immune System With Your Eyes

Vitamin A:Vitamin A is a colorless substance found only in animal foods. It is formed in the animal or human body from a yellow pigment, carotene, found in carrots, apricots, yams, all green vegetables, green pasture crops and seaweeds, the quantity roughly paralleling the intensity of the color. We get vitamin A itself from such animal foods as liver and fish-liver oils; egg yolks, butter, and cream supply both carotene and vitamin A.

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