Sunday, 29 January 2012

USA stats on work stress

26% of adult Americans report being on the verge of a serious nervous breakdown [2].

40% of workers describe their office environment as “most like a real-life survivor program [3].”

Only 14% of Americans take two weeks or more at a time for vacation [4]. The average American therefore spends more time in the bathroom than on vacation.

61% of Americans check email while on vacation [5].

53% of employees would opt for a personal assistant rather than personal trainer [6].

62% of workers routinely end the day with work-related neck pain, 44% report strained eyes, 38% complain of hand pain, and 34% report difficulty in sleeping due to work-related stress [7].

88% of employees say they have a hard time juggling work and life [8].

70% of working fathers and working mothers report they don’t have enough time for their children [9].

In 2005, a psychiatrist at King’s College in London administered IQ tests to three groups: the first did nothing but perform the IQ test, the second was distracted by e-mail and ringing phones, and the third was stoned on marijuana. Not surprisingly, the first group did better than the other two by an average of 10 points. The e-mailers, on the other hands, did worse than the stoners by an average of 6 points [10].

Unending Workweek Growth and Burnout

funny google german to english translation

The Czech Republic is more than just good beer and Prague. Here live fairy tales and myths, and Rübezahl are small mole at home. Virtually undiscovered by German tourists skiing areas in the Czech Giant Mountains now as a very successful and, above all, attractive recreational destination. In addition to the safe snow, it is primarily the people and their creative ideas that make a vacation in the Czech Republic very nice.
Tanvaldsky Spicák
The mountain and its appearance are the inspiration for the naming of the famous ski resort in the Czech Republic. How much of the tooth extends into the mountain landscape, entwined around the very good roads. This resort is situated near the Saxon border in the middle of the Giant Mountains. The difficulty of the slopes ranges from low to very difficult. Thanks to tow and chair all slopes are very accessible. The proximity to the German border makes a day trip to Spicak easy. Especially for families with children the resort holds some ready. While the parents are on the difficult slopes on the road, the children are cared for in a separate area with its own ski lift for children. I Spicák to your children are safe in the best. Snowboarders also have the opportunity to present their art in a subway train ramp. Recommended are the Nachtskiläufe from Spicák II A day ticket for adults costs to EUR 190

Niacin Flush

B3 Niacin is one of the most powerful detoxifying agents known to man.

I just took 1000mg of niacin first thing, and went bright red, flushed and itchy all over - got worried till I read this:

"Do not panic if you turn red or your heart beats rapidly when you take pure niacin because this is a good sign that your blood is pure and toxins are being removed. Some people take as much as 500-mg. niacin three times a day until they break through their toxins and feel a burn. And the less food you have in your stomach, the quicker the niacin will get into your bloodstream to do its work. While detoxing, begin taking 50 to 100 mg. Niacin and increase by 50 to 100 mg. daily until an immediate flush occurs. Some people get a stomachache when taking niacin on an empty tummy, so judge for yourself what works best for you. Just know it’s removing toxins from your blood.

Remember this general rule of thumb: if you have more toxins than niacin, you may not feel a burn through your skin. As you increase your daily niacin intake, you are increasing the amount of B3 in relation to your toxic load. When you have more niacin than toxins present, you WILL feel the burn within ten to twenty minutes after taking it."
think I will go and lie down !
ps its nice to feel warm though - its a very cold day here !

Monday, 23 January 2012

Chiropractic and M.E. (Fibromyalgia)

Experiences of chiropractic varied from member to member. Jim has had M.E. for nine years, trying many treatments along the way. “Few have helped but chiropractic is one that does. It certainly is no cure but it does relieve some of my symptoms. I have found that chiropractic treatment really helps to rid me both of the neck stiffness and the pain, which is an absolute delight. The relief is not permanent but can last for weeks and months. I visit about once every three months for one treatment and that seems to do the job. I was very careful selecting my practitioner, opting for one that was gentler and had some genuine understanding of M.E.”
(from Action for ME website)
now available at Parsons Chiropractic - chiropractic in Preston and Liverpool -

Monday, 16 January 2012

does paracetemol cause alzeimers?

according to this article a cancer researcher noticed he would lose his memory when he took paracetemol, so he started researching the link - finding that these painkillers could cause plaques in the brain :
no this one