Category Archives: Trivia

Would you take cyanide in your vitamins?

50% of Americans have a vitamin B12 deficiency and would benefit from a B12 boost – that is, if they take a form of B12 not made with cyanide. Yes, you heard me right – and most of the vitamin … Continue reading

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Popeye didn’t know about dandelion!

Popeye didn’t know that wild dandelion leaves pack 8 times more antioxidants than conventional spinach and 40 times more antioxidants than wimpy iceberg lettuce. Health benefits from dandelion leaves include relief from liver disorders, diabetes, urinary disorders, acne, jaundice, cancer, … Continue reading

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Colorful carotenoid trivia

Human breastmilk is a complete source of nutrients, antibodies, growth factors, essential fatty acids and bioactive components such as carotenoids – all in a hopefully perfect balance for the developing infant. But did you know that American women fall up … Continue reading

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Crazy for drugs

Crazy trivia: Americans are just CRAZY for their prescription medications. In fact, 2014 brought an eye-popping 4.3 billion prescriptions filled at a pricey $374 billion. Yes, that’s with a ‘B’ for billion. The real question with all the medicine we … Continue reading

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Resisting the antibiotics trivia

About 50% of inpatients in hospitals receive inappropriate antibiotic therapies and many of those are related to misdiagnoses. A whopping 38% of patients who actually did receive a correct diagnosis were still incorrectly given antibiotics. One CDC fact states that … Continue reading

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50-50 Alzheimer’s chance by 80 trivia

Octogenarians now have a 50% chance of developing a severe loss of cognitive function according to the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation. What’s worse than that is the number of Alzheimer’s cases in the U.S. is expected to triple in … Continue reading

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Don’t cry over this spilled milk

Dying for some milk trivia:  Did you know that a baby calf cannot survive on store-bought pasteurized milk? Regular ole store-bought milk also often contains antibiotics, growth hormones, anti-inflammatory drugs, lipid regulators, anticonvulsants, beta-blockers, ethinylestradiol, up to 20 different kinds … Continue reading

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Mercury-free vaccines?

The synergy of trivia: A dose of mercury small enough to kill only 1 out of 100 rats will kill ALL 100 rats when combined with a small dose of aluminum. Did you know that some vaccines have both a … Continue reading

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The best cold medicine is prevention

Airborne trivia: Did you know that people coming down with a cold can spread the virus for two days before the symptoms even start and for four days afterwards? Adults usually catch two or three colds each year but school-age … Continue reading

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The sink is not as clean as you think

Dirty trivia: Would eat something dropped in the toilet? How about dropped in the kitchen sink? Well, the number two germiest place in your home is not your toilet! It is the kitchen sink… Toilets don’t even make the top … Continue reading

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The real RDA for vitamin D

Friday vitamin trivia: What does ‘RDA’ really stand for? The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D was set by the IOM at 200-600 IUs a day. But new calculations published in the journal Nutrition calls for closer to 9,000 … Continue reading

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A not so hip problem

Really hip trivia: What’s the deal? The number of total hip replacements almost doubled in the last decade among 45-64 year oldsters according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. If you are 45 years old and already need a … Continue reading

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Dying over allergies trivia:

Death from allergic reactions due to drugs has more than doubled in the last 10 years. Now hear this! Around 60% of all fatal allergic reactions are caused by drugs – not food allergies. In fact, only 7% of all … Continue reading

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Flies suck…

Fly away trivia: Not only do flies spread germs by landing on unmentionables and then visiting your food but flies cannot eat solid food so they vomit juices onto their meal to soften it up before sucking it back up.

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Chewable Vitamin C can damage teeth

Chewing on Vitamin C tablets can make your mouth acidic enough to dissolve tooth enamel. If you take chewable Vitamin C tablets, you will want to brush your teeth afterwards.

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Is there a limit to salmonella in chicken?

What you might not have known is that the USDA standards allow for 7.5% of whole chickens sold today to carry salmonella – but there is absolutely NO limit for contamination in chicken parts…

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About that milk shake…

The good news is that the shake you slurp at a fast food restaurant provides about 400 mg of calcium. The bad news is that it also supplies up to 600 calories along with at least 9 grams of fat!

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Passively smoking trivia:

Over 40% of young children have at least one parent who smokes. Every year some 600,000 people die worldwide from the passive inhalation of tobacco smoke.

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Just how good a kisser are you?

Psychology research shows that a total of 59% of men and 66% of women have put an end to a budding relationship because of a bad first kiss.

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Fat America

A whopping 69.2% of Americans over 20 years old are either overweight or obese. This goes on even while Americans fork over $40 billion a year for weight loss products. About 80% who lose weight regain the weight they lost… … Continue reading

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