EVERYONE PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION!!!! TELL PRESIDENT OBAMA THAT HE NEEDS TO PUT HIS FOOT DOWN AND END TAX BREAKS FOR THE WEALTHY AND ELIMINATE TAX LOOPHOLES THAT BENEFIT LARGE CORPORATIONS AND WALL STREET. If we don’t speak up now, the middle class as we know it will no longer exist…more and more Americans will lose their jobs, their homes, their livelihoods. PLEASE SPEAK UP, as the working class, we have the right to have secure jobs, pay, and live good lives!!

27
Jun
chemxkyle:

fuckyeahtattoos:

my first tattoo, made on my right armit’s “Think” written with elements of the periodic table

want! or something very similar

chemxkyle:

fuckyeahtattoos:

my first tattoo, made on my right arm
it’s “Think” written with elements of the periodic table

want! or something very similar

Reblogged from chemxkyle
27
Apr
chemicalfreeskinny:

GENERAL INTEREST: 
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What are Resistant Starch foods?
Research has shown that these foods reduce the  overall amount of calories consumed, partly by increasing the sense of  satiety, i.e. making people feel full while eating and hours after  eating.
Moreover, they shrink fat cells, boost fat burning,  increase muscle mass, control blood sugar, and lower cholesterol,  according to Health magazine, which cited a study from the University of Colorado.
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Examples of Resistant Starch foods include bread, cereals, potatoes,  bananas, black beans, oats, barley, bulgur, brown rice, and corn flakes.
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Resistant Starch Foods: The Next Big Thing?
(photo-observenews.com)

chemicalfreeskinny:

GENERAL INTEREST:

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What are Resistant Starch foods?

Research has shown that these foods reduce the overall amount of calories consumed, partly by increasing the sense of satiety, i.e. making people feel full while eating and hours after eating.

Moreover, they shrink fat cells, boost fat burning, increase muscle mass, control blood sugar, and lower cholesterol, according to Health magazine, which cited a study from the University of Colorado.

.

Examples of Resistant Starch foods include bread, cereals, potatoes, bananas, black beans, oats, barley, bulgur, brown rice, and corn flakes.

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Resistant Starch Foods: The Next Big Thing?

(photo-observenews.com)

28
Jan
chemicalfreeskinny:

ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS: 
PFCs, PFOS, PFOA and THYROID DISEASE
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Are  Nonstick Pans Linked to Thyroid Disease?For several years, synthetic chemicals  have been suspected of contributing to common thyroid conditions such as hypo-  and hyperthyroidism, as thyroid cancer. In the United States, 16 percent of women and 3  percent of men will develop some form of thyroid disease during their  lives.
Are common household products to blame? Among the most concerning  chemicals are perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), which are used to make  frying pans and waffle irons nonstick. However, they also are sprayed  onto stain-resistant carpeting and breathable fabrics, and are used in  wood sealants and food packaging – sources that might carry greater risk  than nonstick pans, according to the Environmental Protection Agency  and other sources.
In particular, perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic  acid (PFOA) are known to be carcinogenic and lead to hormone disruption  and liver damage in animals. Meanwhile, a 2010 analysis in the journal  Environmental Health Perspectives found that men and women in the  highest quartile for serum PFOA levels were twice as likely to have a  thyroid disorder as those with lower levels of PFOA in their systems.
Until conclusive data exist suggesting otherwise, here are some ways to reduce household exposure:
Choose unpackaged whole food over packaged, processed foods.
Avoid slick, nonstick food packaging like microwave popcorn bags and coated coffee cups.
When you’re away from home, use a stainless steel mug for hot drinks, and tote your food in reusable glass or ceramic dishware.
When eating microwave meals, put them onto a plate rather than heating them in their plastic containers.
Use safer alternatives to Teflon like Thermolon (used in Green Pan cookware) or seasoned cast iron. 
Avoid scratched Teflon pans, which may leach more PFOA into food.
Don’t  overheat your Teflon pan without food in it; when Teflon reaches a  temperature of 260 degrees Fahrenheit, it begins to release toxic gases  that we can breathe in.
For household cleaning, seek natural  alternatives like baking soda, white vinegar and vegetable oil-based  soaps to get household stains out.
Avoid carpeting that has been chemically treated to be stain resistant.
To minimize environmental exposures, drink tap water that has been run through a filter tested to eliminate organic compounds.
As a general recommendation in our increasingly toxic environment,  make a habit of a cleansing regimen once or twice per year. Use sauna  and exercise to work up a sweat for an hour or more at a time. Sweat is  one of the best ways to eliminate fat-soluble toxins from the body,  including PFCs, and can help protect you from overload of most man-made  toxins.
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(Source: Ryan Robbins, ND, is a naturopathic physician and resident at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, the teaching clinic of Bastyr University; Seattle Post Intelligencer)
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Also see our supplemental page on these chemicals and the link with obesity:
http://chemicalfreeskinny.tumblr.com/obesogens
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chemicalfreeskinny:

ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS:

PFCs, PFOS, PFOA and THYROID DISEASE

.

Are Nonstick Pans Linked to Thyroid Disease?

For several years, synthetic chemicals have been suspected of contributing to common thyroid conditions such as hypo- and hyperthyroidism, as thyroid cancer. In the United States, 16 percent of women and 3 percent of men will develop some form of thyroid disease during their lives.

Are common household products to blame? Among the most concerning chemicals are perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), which are used to make frying pans and waffle irons nonstick. However, they also are sprayed onto stain-resistant carpeting and breathable fabrics, and are used in wood sealants and food packaging – sources that might carry greater risk than nonstick pans, according to the Environmental Protection Agency and other sources.

In particular, perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are known to be carcinogenic and lead to hormone disruption and liver damage in animals. Meanwhile, a 2010 analysis in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that men and women in the highest quartile for serum PFOA levels were twice as likely to have a thyroid disorder as those with lower levels of PFOA in their systems.

Until conclusive data exist suggesting otherwise, here are some ways to reduce household exposure:

  • Choose unpackaged whole food over packaged, processed foods.
  • Avoid slick, nonstick food packaging like microwave popcorn bags and coated coffee cups.
  • When you’re away from home, use a stainless steel mug for hot drinks, and tote your food in reusable glass or ceramic dishware.
  • When eating microwave meals, put them onto a plate rather than heating them in their plastic containers.
  • Use safer alternatives to Teflon like Thermolon (used in Green Pan cookware) or seasoned cast iron.
  • Avoid scratched Teflon pans, which may leach more PFOA into food.
  • Don’t overheat your Teflon pan without food in it; when Teflon reaches a temperature of 260 degrees Fahrenheit, it begins to release toxic gases that we can breathe in.
  • For household cleaning, seek natural alternatives like baking soda, white vinegar and vegetable oil-based soaps to get household stains out.
  • Avoid carpeting that has been chemically treated to be stain resistant.
  • To minimize environmental exposures, drink tap water that has been run through a filter tested to eliminate organic compounds.

As a general recommendation in our increasingly toxic environment, make a habit of a cleansing regimen once or twice per year. Use sauna and exercise to work up a sweat for an hour or more at a time. Sweat is one of the best ways to eliminate fat-soluble toxins from the body, including PFCs, and can help protect you from overload of most man-made toxins.

.

(Source: Ryan Robbins, ND, is a naturopathic physician and resident at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, the teaching clinic of Bastyr University; Seattle Post Intelligencer)

________

Also see our supplemental page on these chemicals and the link with obesity:

http://chemicalfreeskinny.tumblr.com/obesogens

___


28
Jan
chemicalfreeskinny:

FOOD CHEMICALS:  DANGEROUS FOOD ADDITIVES…SODIUM BENZOATE / BENZOIC ACID
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Stay  away from food additives
“If you or someone you know guzzles sodium benzoate* (a soda additive) like there is no tomorrow, there might not be a tomorrow. Sodium benzoate damages the mitochondria in cells and creates benzene, a carcinogen. This is just one example of the toxic chemicals consumed every day by millions of Americans.
To me, soda is the most ubiquitous harbinger of cancer, but food additives also permeate other areas of the market, such as the cereal and canned meat aisles…”
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*CRS Institute/ChemicalFreeSkinny says:  Sodium Benzoate and Benzoic Acid are commonly used food additives that make an appearance in everything from pickles, to processed foods, to over-the-counter medicines, to soda, to mouthwash.  Remember:  Always read your labels!

chemicalfreeskinny:

FOOD CHEMICALS:  DANGEROUS FOOD ADDITIVES…SODIUM BENZOATE / BENZOIC ACID

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Stay away from food additives

“If you or someone you know guzzles sodium benzoate* (a soda additive) like there is no tomorrow, there might not be a tomorrow. Sodium benzoate damages the mitochondria in cells and creates benzene, a carcinogen. This is just one example of the toxic chemicals consumed every day by millions of Americans.

To me, soda is the most ubiquitous harbinger of cancer, but food additives also permeate other areas of the market, such as the cereal and canned meat aisles…”

.

*CRS Institute/ChemicalFreeSkinny says:  Sodium Benzoate and Benzoic Acid are commonly used food additives that make an appearance in everything from pickles, to processed foods, to over-the-counter medicines, to soda, to mouthwash.  Remember:  Always read your labels!

19
Dec
I would love to work in a place that looked this cool!

cabbagerose:

mtv headquarters, berlin
via: facebook

I would love to work in a place that looked this cool!

cabbagerose:

mtv headquarters, berlin

via: facebook

Reblogged from cabbagerose
16
Dec
Wow damn goats lol 

Wow damn goats lol 

16
Dec
They don’t care about you, or any of us. Corporate slumlords of the big oil companies consumed by greed and selfishness, with only dollar signs in their eyes…their blood cold as if it was oil. Whatever it takes to make a profit whether it’s right or wrong, they only care about themselves. Wake up world and realize how expendable you are to them.   
dirtyjacket:

I want this.

They don’t care about you, or any of us. Corporate slumlords of the big oil companies consumed by greed and selfishness, with only dollar signs in their eyes…their blood cold as if it was oil. Whatever it takes to make a profit whether it’s right or wrong, they only care about themselves. Wake up world and realize how expendable you are to them.   

dirtyjacket:

I want this.

Reblogged from dirtyjacket
13
Dec
This should so be a poster 

vitalyvirt:

new illustration Trooper Scull
снова смотрел звёздные войны, но теперь в 3Д

This should so be a poster 

vitalyvirt:

new illustration Trooper Scull

снова смотрел звёздные войны, но теперь в 3Д

Reblogged from vitalyvirt
10
Dec