When I don’t want to keep every book I own, I write down the parts I highlighted in a journal. I named it ‘This is a journal of highlights from books given away” – for no other reason than space limitations. These are some highlights from Lean For Life:
Men lose weight about 30% faster than women.
Liposuction may cause fat to collect in other areas of the body.
Dementia is linked to long term dehydration.
Insulin is a fat storage hormone. Sugar dumps a lot of it in your bloodstream.
Aspartame is a neurotoxin.
Now that the sun and suncreens apparently cause cancer, we have three options as I see it:
- Stay inside forever
- Break into the abandoned Biosphere 2 in Arizona and become a squatter
- Adopt the Burqa as your go-to fashion statement
I have not used sunscreens for years because whenever I read the list of unpronounceable ingredients and realized that skin is the largest organ and has tremendous absorption ability, it always felt like I might as well be applying it to my liver.
Seems I was right.
Almost everyone I know who is older suffers from dry eyes. The artificial tears market is projected to be worth over $2 billion dollars in five years.
Dry eye syndrome is common because our work, play and socialization has shifted from working with our bodies, to working with our eyes.
Using computers reduces our blink rate by up to 60% due to concentration. Now we have to add blinking to our Things to Do lists.
Around 1890, William Horatio Bates developed a method that he said could improve eyesight, utilizing techniques like palming and the long swing. Aldous Huxley claimed it worked for him.
Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid) is sometimes a complication of dry eyes. There are clinical trials about demodex and tea tree oil dilutions, but this knowledge is not for the faint of heart. Do you remember watching a TV show years ago where they showed experiments with high power microscopes which revealed that there are microscopic things living on your eyelashes? If that grossed you out, forget that I ever mentioned the “D” word.
Wide awake now.