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heart-attack(Viral post from Facebook)

How many folks do you know who say they don’t want to drink anything before going to bed, because they’ll have to get up during the night?

Something else I didn’t know … I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor – Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement!

I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me. Correct time to drink water…
Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!

Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:

2 glasses of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack

I can also add to this… My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.

Mayo Clinic Aspirin Dr. Virend Somers, is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic, who is lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.

1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night. The reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour “half-life”; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.
2. FYI, Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest, for years, (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).

Something that we can do to help ourselves – nice to know. Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue.
They work much faster than the tablets. Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? It’s about Heart Attacks. There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.

Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.
The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep. If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.

Afterwards: – Call 911. – Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by.- Say “heart attack!” – Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins. Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and …DO NOT LIE DOWN!

A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life could be saved!
I have already shared this information. What about you?
Do forward this message. It may save lives!

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Fill sink with water, add 1 cup of VINEGAR, and stir.

Add all fruit, and soak for 10 minutes.

Water will be dirty, and fruit will sparkle with no wax or dirty film

Great for berries too, as it keeps them from molding.

Do this with strawberries, and they last for weeks!

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Handy tip to remove the pulp!

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by Young and RawIn a perfect world, we would all be able to take time out of our days to make ourselves a juice or smoothie, and then consume them straight after they are made. Although this would be great, it is not always an option when we have meetings to run too, children who need attention and the plethora of other things we have going on in our lives. Just because you cannot drink your smoothies or juices right away, does not mean you should not make them at all 🙂 Here is our guide to how long you can store a juice or a smoothie, while still keeping it nourishing for your body.Smoothies: Smoothies retain their fibre content, which helps to protect them from oxidative damage. This means that if you keep your smoothie in a tightly sealed glass jar, away from light and heat as much as possible, it will last for 24-48 hours. If you like, you can also freeze your smoothies, and then consume them as they defrost when you are ready to drink them. You can make your smoothie up to a week in advance if you freeze it in a tightly sealed container. Try to use glass, but make sure you get freezer safe glass or it will explode and make a big mess. You can find cases of Ball Jars on Amazon.com or go to your local health food store and see if they have jars for you.

Juices: Juices are a little more fickle and delicate than smoothies, because the fibre has been removed. This means that they are more susceptible to oxidative damage.

If you are using a centrifugal juicer, your juice will start to break down within about 15-30 minutes. If you cannot get to your juice within a 30 minute window, we would suggest that you freeze it and drink it as it defrosts. You will have some nutrient loss with the freezing, but it will be much less than you would have lost if you had left it at room temperature or in the fridge

If you are using a masticating juicer, the juice will last up to 48 hours in a tightly sealed glass container. This gives you quite a bit more time. If you are making a juice in a masticating juicer and want to consume it later, just store it as you would a smoothie, in a tightly sealed glass container away from light and heat, and you should be good to go for about 48 hours.

If you want to make juice ahead of time and freeze it, I would say do not do so for longer than about 3 days at a time. With juice, try to consume it as soon as you can 🙂

— with Gabby YepNuria TW and O.

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