Thursday, March 31, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..Antioxidants,Cancer and eating correctly.

Anyone who has battled cancer and won the fight realizes that so many factors are still unknown as to why and how to prevent the disease. It's a positive feeling to read about ways to prevent cancer and at the same time we always know that only a cure is the best result. I'm always happy to get updates on articles like the one (http://www.naturalnews.com/031866_antioxidants_cancer.html) entitled "More scientific evidence that antioxidants can fight cancer" from naturalnews.com which is stressing the foods we need to concentrate on. In a world filled with dangers such as radiation this certainly makes it seem like someone is looking out for our health. I must say that we never have been more infiltrated with chemicals attacking us and to spread a positive note involving better health is a rarity in our complex world. Next time we see a war or health issues posted on our media airwaves we should be knowledgeable that those actions will effect the environment one way or another. Politics aside, we are now battling a radiation issue that will spread on land and sea and we better be prepared to understand what our course of action should be. Products that are contaminated will come from foreign countries and the rain on our producing fields may now be infected? This to can lead to cancer if you're not watching your diet. Note the positives below on antioxidant preventatives in battling cancer that means more to us than ever: "For the first time, scientists have discovered a genetic pathway suggesting that antioxidants may help in the treatment of cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Thomas Jefferson University and published in the journal Cancer Biology & Therapy.Scientists have known for a long time that diets high in antioxidant-containing foods are associated with a lower risk of cancer. This effect is widely attributed to the fact that antioxidants remove DNA-damaging free radicals from the body."Reactive oxygen species [free radicals] are formed in vivo during normal aerobic metabolism and can cause damage to DNA, proteins, and lipids, despite the natural antioxidant defense system of all organisms," writes Erich Grotewold in the book The Science of Flavonoids."Diets high in flavonoids, fruits, and vegetables are protective against a variety of diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer," he writes." Please take note that eating and drinking correctly has never been more of a necessity. See yourself past the sales in supermarkets and select products that are not part of the problem. Fighting deadly chemicals sprayed on our foods now has a new meaning with the advent of radiation reaching our borders. What's your opinion on these important issues. Warmest Regards, Ani President, Soap Basket Boutique By Ani "Let us travel around the globe with you and find together the perfect natural soap and spa gift basket that captures the quality, value and luxury you deserve. Whether it's "Natural" soap gift baskets, Party Favors or 'Wedding Favors" we want to make your special occasion memorable." ani@soapbasketboutique.com http://www.soapbasketboutique.com/ http://naturalgiftbaskets.blogspot.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ucSI0gONQE http://twitter.com/anicavagnaro http://www.facebook.com/ani.cavagnaro Wild Rose/Lavender Big Bar Set- Two triple- milled luxurious soaps from France along with a hand crafted ash wood soap dish

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..Your foods are not labeled for a reason.

As another way to be "slick" and not tell you what you are eating, check out the article in naturalnews.com headlined "Consumer activists unite to demand labeling of genetically modified foods." This issue is so correct when it comments on the needed demands that the activists are looking for to stop this deception. The main points are easy to understand and let me touch upon them now to show you the issue and the responses needed to protect our health: (http://www.naturalnews.com/031834_genetically_modified_foods_labeling.html) • They demand labeling of genetically modified foods and they're urging activists around the country to "Rally for the Right to Know" locally. The idea has spread like wildfire with other grassroots rallies already being planned in Colorado, California, Wisconsin, Indiana, Tennessee, Florida and Oregon to coincide with the rally in Washington DC. Their demands are: 1. We have the right to know and want genetically modified foods labeled. 2. We want factory farmed animal and genetically modified animal products labeled. 3. We want independent, transparent, long-term studies done on the safety of GMO's for animals, plants and humans. 4. We want the organic industry protected from cross-contamination and law suits to organic farmers. Of note...... and to make matters worse "The FDA currently considers GM foods "substantially equivalent" and therefore doesn't require labeling." The FDA and manufacturers want us to eat unhealthy and they hold up labeling products as a way to avoid the real truth. We will become a world that relies not on nature but chemicals and GM products. It seems to me that labeling would be easy if you really felt you had no issue with the product. Guess again. When you can't say what makes up a product that's deception, a criminal act and a danger to all of us. Get mad when you see this or hear about it because it will not stop unless we don't buy their products. Stay Healthy, Ani President, Soap Basket Boutique By Ani "Let us travel around the globe with you and find together the perfect natural soap and spa gift basket that captures the quality, value and luxury you deserve. Whether it's "Natural" soap gift baskets, Party Favors or 'Wedding Favors" we want to make your special occasion memorable."










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Monday, March 28, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..A call for tomatoes against heart and cancer issues

When you think of one of the most used food items what comes to mind? Well it's easy when you think about all the foods surrounding us that have "tomatoes" as an ingredient. One special benefit that comes to mind beside the taste is the "antioxidant lycopene, known to dramatically lower the risk from certain forms of cancer and heart disease" and that's a powerful statement in our endless search for healthier foods on our tables. Catching up with the naturalnews.com article recently entitled " Think Red and take advantage of this functional food to lower heart disease and cancer risk" I felt that one of our most known foods needed a little attention. In a time when we read daily about unhealthy foods and the rise in GMO products that's going to dominate the media headlines shortly, note some of the positives in tomatoes and you judge its health advantages to your diet: "As scientific researchers continue to uncover the healthy benefits of polyphenolic compounds, provided by functional foods, that prevent and treat a wide variety of common illnesses, tomatoes take their rightful position at the top of the list. Americans consume more tomatoes than any other non-starchy food item, and continued studies demonstrate how both the natural whole form of the fruit and the heated extract can dramatically lower the risk from many common illnesses.Lycopene is the active compound that imparts the bright red color to tomatoes, and nutritional researchers have found that bio availability improves when the fruit is heated. More than 200 studies to date have focused on how this nutrient thwarts carcinogenesis, specifically prostate, breast, colon and gastrointestinal cancer lines. Lycopene is shown to reduce the inflammatory markers tumor necrosis factor-alpha, C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 after two weeks of supplementation, lowering deadly systemic inflammation and improving immune function." Essentially we plan a daily diet with healthy foods and exercise and that's not enough research for those who want to have diversity in their lives. Reading about new ways to improve your eating habits can be fun if you take the time. Eating fatty foods or starchy foods with tomatoe sauce kills the positive effects so don't fall into that trap. Heart Health and Cancer are 2 areas that this article stresses when reviewing the positives of tomatoes intake. What's your opinion on one of our favorite non-starchy vegetables? Stay Healthy, Ani President, Soap Basket Boutique By Ani "Let us travel around the globe with you and find together the perfect natural soap and spa gift basket that captures the quality, value and luxury you deserve. Whether it's "Natural" soap gift baskets, Party Favors or 'Wedding Favors" we want to make your special occasion memorable." EKOVE Cleansing Bar- All natural cleansing bar from The Amazon Rain Forest for dry/sensitive skin ani@soapbasketboutique.com www.soapbasketboutique.com http://naturalgiftbaskets.blogspot.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ucSI0gONQE http://twitter.com/anicavagnaro http://www.facebook.com/ani.cavagnaro

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani...New USA All Natural "Land" Soaps have

Because we sell beautiful natural soap and spa gift baskets from Italy, Brazil, Canada, France, Ghana,Greece, Hawaii, Switzerland, Thailand and USA it makes me feel responsible to find only the best products for your bathing experience. And I just did. We are so excited to add a wonderful new line of all natural soaps to our family of unique and hard to find products. These natural soaps were created by skilled artisans following the same process as the early settlers did many years ago. There are no added artificial substances to these soaps, such as synthetic fragrances, dyes, and preservatives. The herbal soaps are scented with essential oils only and colored with organic herbs and plant extracts. The soap base recipe is made from 100% certified organic oils. These pure and natural soaps contain no parabens.A good bar of soap balances hardness (durability), lather quality (both fluffiness and stability), and moisturizing ability. These different properties come from the different fatty acids that make up molecules of the organic vegetable oils used as the base of these herbal soap. Unfortunately, the fatty acids that are moisturizing are not those that contribute much to lather quality, and the ones that make great lather are drying to our skin. A perfect bar of soap is the result of carefully balancing the fatty acids to maximize the bar's hardness, lather quality, and moisturizing ability. Because sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. Why use complicated, harsh chemicals when you can capture the nutritive powers of plants, herbs, botanical extracts and essential oils to enhance health and deliver vital nutrients? Your body exists in a delicate balance which must be maintained and protected for proper health and vitality. Using beneficial and natural ingredients in your personal care routine is the first step in ensuring that your system is not overburdened.Using pure soap is a part of natural life style. Organic and wholesome ingredients are gentle and effective, feel great on your skin and do not burden our precious environment.Every bar is made with a minimum of 85% organic ingredients. Due to the chemistry of soap, it is almost impossible to go much higher than that. Once you try these gentle and long lasting soaps with enchanting scents, you will never go back to regular soaps filled with chemicals.With unique packaging presentations these soaps will offer a thoughtful and environmentally friendly gift idea for any occasion! At Soap Basket Boutique By Ani we do more than talk about great products we offer them to you everyday. Warmest Regards, Ani President, Soap Basket Boutique By Ani "Let us travel around the globe with you and find together the perfect natural soap and spa gift basket that captures the quality, value and luxury you deserve. Whether it's "Natural" soap gift baskets, Party Favors or 'Wedding Favors" we want to make your special occasion memorable." ani@soapbasketboutique.com http://www.soapbasketboutique.com/ http://naturalgiftbaskets.blogspot.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ucSI0gONQE http://twitter.com/anicavagnaro http://www.facebook.com/ani.cavagnaro




Saturday, March 26, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..Water, Food and Health concerns in Japan.

One thing is for sure, the devastating earthquake in Japan has a health and economic effect throughout world. As we see the "tap" water discussions finally getting to the stage that the real truth concerning radiation is getting out, what's the next steps? In truth Japan has to rely on other countries now to supply bottled water and other essentials to eliminate the dangers of radiation throughout the region. Rationing is underway but that is only a Band-Aid. When we say products that means hundreds of products are needed for better safety. I just heard that small traces of radiation was detected on the shores of California and Oregon. Getting back to normal is years away and subjecting false information to the public will only create death and health issues we cannot imagine for those in the region. Children have been told not to drink tap water and in reality what about making that warning known for all citizens. American companies are now looking for alternative sources for products they bought from Japan or are letting customers know that out of stock conditions may arise in the future. Being told that this is Japan's issue is not the truth when goods and services in all industrial countries are now effected. It's truly a one world global economy that we share with Japan and we should be ready to supply services when called upon. As a country who prides itself on its history Japan will once again work itself back to its lofty global position. I hope that health officials communicate daily to those who are years away from seeing healthy water and food bought in local markets throughout the country. Radiation is something that leads to unconscionable health issues and now it's up to the Japanese officials to protect their citizens until it's proven that contamination has completely been eliminated. And that means the areas that they are dumping fallen particles from buildings that were hit by the earthquake. Building materials release cancer causing particles and that's a known fact. What do you think about the health issues and future in Japan?
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Ani
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Friday, March 25, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..Can " Astaxanthin Supplements" reduce Dementia?

As the battle with dementia has robbed people of their health and created agony for those around them who love them, I wanted to comment on an article that I saw in naturalnews.com recently entitled "Think pink to prevent dementia: natural pigment astaxanthin protects brain." It goes on to say that recently they have seen some positive results with daily supplements of " astaxanthin " which reduces compounds that accumulate in the red blood cells. The points that I feel you should be alerted to in the article are mentioned below:
"Scientists have documented that daily supplements of the natural pigment astaxanthin reduces the accumulation of compounds called phospholipid hydroperoxides (PLOOH) which are known to accumulate abnormally in the red blood cells (erythrocytes) of people with dementia. Bottom line: the researchers from Tohoku University who are behind the study believe the pink pigment may well "contribute to the prevention of dementia."That's great news because the mind-robbing malady known as dementia is a growing problem in the U.S. -- and mainstream medicine and Big Pharma have come up with little help and hope for the condition. In fact, according to the Alzheimer's Association, about 5.4 million Americans currently have the best known and most feared kind of dementia, Alzheimer's disease (AD). That number is expected to rise as the population ages.Astaxanthin is a phytochemical known as a carotenoid. Like many carotenoids, it is a colorful, fat soluble pigment. Astaxanthin is found in types of microalgae and fish that eat them -- including salmon and trout as well as krill, shrimp, crayfish and other crustaceans. Its what gives salmon its pink color." (http://www.naturalnews.com/031821_astaxanthin_brain_health.html)
Despite all the recent news about dementia it is still heartbreaking and passing on information like this is something we all should do when we see them. Have you asked anyone recently if they have a family member or someone they know afflicted with dementia. It's not a pleasant discussion but you'll find out that everyone is effected by this disease one way or the other. Please pass on any thoughts or articles you may have seen as education still is our best resource in understanding the effects of dementia.
Warmest Regards,
Ani
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..Your steak and burger has a new health terminology.

Fascinating when you think about all the diversions our food supply has encompassed over the years and now I heard a new term called "grass-fed beef." I was unaware of this term and its importance! An article in newsday.com discussing beef (http://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/columnists/erica-marcus/burning-question-grass-fed-beef-1.2761174) was intriguing because grass feeding versus grain feeding should not be a debate, but it is. Can you imagine that grain feeding subjects beef to pesticides and fertilizers not to mention other chemicals that are passed through to you? It's also making the beef we eat fatty, unhealthy and exposing us to other deadly chemicals that could cause numerous effects on us. End the misery and stop subjecting us to more unhealthy problems and make grass-fed beef the standard requirement. We need to ask for grass-fed beef as this issue is not widely discussed but is something that effects anyone who enjoys a steak or burger. With the world seeing the supply of healthy foods shrinking and GMO products on the rise, be ready to learn all these terms when you go out to eat. We may need a sheet of paper someday just to ask the correct questions when we are looking to eat responsibly. Be on the watch out for this health issue in the future. Ask questions because nobody will be watching out for your health but you....What do you think?
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Ani
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani...Have you looked at your cosmetic labels lately?

How many times have you been told to eat and exercise properly. Well if you read my blog daily you get a dose of that regularly and hopefully you are doing something to make your life healthier. But what about your skin? I read continually about new cosmetic products and what they do for the woman who wants to look stylish but what about the chemicals involved. It's a ploy by cosmetic companies to make you think you'll look like this model if you use their products. In reality looking good on the outside can make you feel good today but the lingering effects can be dangerous over the years. If you use harmful chemicals that get into your pores how can that be good for you? I love to ask someone what they do to take care of themselves and they can go on forever about the benefits of a regular exercise program. And then I ask "what about your skin's health" and they go blank. If the outside is being taken care of as well as the inside your covering the basis, right? It took me years but the natural soaps I sell at Soap Basket Boutique By Ani was my first introduction to better awareness of what I put on my skin. Forget about the other dietary changes I had to make after breast cancer surgery for a minute and let's just say chemicals had to be eliminated from my skin. I find more value now in my quest for natural looking skin than I ever thought possible. Just pose this question to yourself "when did I take the time to read the label on my cosmetics?" It will make you sick to read up on the chemicals you gladly use so casually. Let me know what you find out as nobody should be missing that very important piece of the scenario.
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Ani
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani...Radiation, Food, Water and avoiding dangers.

Last week I wrote about the radiation issues in Japan and I mentioned that it would not be long before a cover up would be in place regarding radiations levels in food and water. I see now that this is in full swing as I saw comments in a naturalnews.com article entitled"Food, water now radioactive in Japan; sales halted while governments play the radiation doublespeak game." To avoid the facts and sway the public into believing that the situation is not as bad as it really is misleading and criminal as radiation is all around and keeping secretive is inconceivable. Note the comments from naturalnews.com about the real issues and the way people are being mislead: (http://www.naturalnews.com/031759_radioactive_food_Japan.html)
"As the situation in Fukushima continues to deteriorate, radiation levels keep rising. Now the food and water near (and inside) Tokyo is becoming irradiated. Reuters reports that the water in Tokyo is now contaminated with radioactive iodine. AP is also reporting that both spinach and milk from Fukushima is radioactive, and a few officials are slowly admitting that the level of radioactivity is "beyond safe levels" for human consumption.The IAEA is also confirming now that Japan has halted the sale of food products from the Fukushima area (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011...), although official seem to be saying that the food will be safe to eat if you just "wait a little while" for the radiation levels to fall. What we're seeing now with the food reports, the radioactive water and even news from the Fukushima nuclear plant itself is a desperate attempt to downplay the dangers from radiation."
Attempts to get information out that tell the true story seems to be an issue from early reports. When you look at the history of water and food contamination it takes years to effect certain area's and that protective measure should be the next step put in motion after getting fresh water and food supplies in. Can you imagine telling someone to eat or drink something that was radioactive and using the line "it's OK now because enough time has passed." You can't make this stuff up but what's worse is they think the people are stupid.
Passing out iodine and other products is a positive step but that's all it is. This is a problem that will be there for years and to face the facts is the real solution. My prayers are with all those during this terrible time and I hope that the Japanese government makes sure they do the right thing now.
Warmest Regards,
Ani
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Soap Basket boutique By Ani..Radiation, Cancer and taking care of the problems.

We all sit and can't believe all the heartache in Japan and a recent article in aol.com entitled "Japan Prepares to Send Workers Back in Plant After Evacuating" reminds me of the 9/11 issue with our brave people going to work and years later losing their health because of unsafe conditions. If you read about the cancer and other health related issues that effect those people who bravely went into the eye of the storm in 2001 who says it can't happening again. We were not given the true facts about the health issues after 9/11 and now we don't allow the medical claims that our brave people file as a result of the chemical poising they received? Many diseases that our responders caught were similar to the issues facing the emergency workers going back into the plants. Radiation protection has to be 100% safe and effective for these workers or we will hear about the health problems for years to come. Radiation poisoning for everyone in the area will have to go beyond washing and iodine to truly protect the people within the radius of the spread of the chemicals. To hear numbers like 10,000 people killed in the northeastern coast of Japan is devastating and they better protect the water and air or that number will reach even more unconscionable numbers in the future. My concern is the protection today and for years to come of the people of Japan as this type of radiation problem goes into all living things and they are silent killers for all those in contact with them. I pray that the people come first when it's all over and protective measures continue to be enforced to protect the citizens of Japan. Please don't tell the citizens that it's too costly. What are your thoughts? Article link (http://www.aolnews.com/2011/03/16/japan-prepares-to-send-to-workers-back-in-dai-ichi-plant-after-e/).
Warmest Regards,
Ani
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday at Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..New USA All Natural "Land" Soap ...

We are so excited to add a wonderful new line of all natural soaps to our family of unique and hard to find products. These natural soaps were created by skilled artisans following the same process as the early settlers did many years ago. There are no added artificial substances to these soaps, such as synthetic fragrances, dyes, and preservatives. The herbal soaps are scented with essential oils only and colored with organic herbs and plant extracts. The soap base recipe is made from 100% certified organic oils. These pure and natural soaps contain no parabens.A good bar of soap balances hardness (durability), lather quality (both fluffiness and stability), and moisturizing ability. These different properties come from the different fatty acids that make up molecules of the organic vegetable oils used as the base of these herbal soap. Unfortunately, the fatty acids that are moisturizing are not those that contribute much to lather quality, and the ones that make great lather are drying to our skin. A perfect bar of soap is the result of carefully balancing the fatty acids to maximize the bar's hardness, lather quality, and moisturizing ability.
Because sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. Why use complicated, harsh chemicals when you can capture the nutritive powers of plants, herbs, botanical extracts and essential oils to enhance health and deliver vital nutrients? Your body exists in a delicate balance which must be maintained and protected for proper health and vitality. Using beneficial and natural ingredients in your personal care routine is the first step in ensuring that your system is not overburdened.Using pure soap is a part of natural life style. Organic and wholesome ingredients are gentle and effective, feel great on your skin and do not burden our precious environment.Every bar is made with a minimum of 85% organic ingredients. Due to the chemistry of soap, it is almost impossible to go much higher than that.
Once you try these gentle and long lasting soaps with enchanting scents, you will never go back to regular soaps filled with chemicals.With unique packaging presentations these soaps will offer a thoughtful and environmentally friendly gift idea for any occasion! At Soap Basket Boutique By Ani we do more than talk about great products we offer them to you everyday.
Warmest Regards,
Ani
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..Work, positive attitude and time for you.

Have you seen the articles in newspapers regarding stress in the workplace and that people now are doing 2 or more jobs as companies look to increase their bottom line figures. Yes that's true. And have you heard that companies are hiring based on more confidence in the economy and more optimism in the markets. Yes that's true. What about workers getting better health benefits that adjust to the rising costs in coverage. No we have not seen that one.
My main point is the economy may be picking up but you have to look at your health and wellness despite the fact that economic indicators are looking better. Most still battle the overworked environments they are tied to despite better times hopefully ahead but what are you doing to stay healthy? Are you seeing your doctor on a regular basis and is your diet and exercise an afterthought? Being told daily through the media that everything is falling down around us is unacceptable stress and then you go to work. Can we ever get back to a beautiful morning and make work a place to make positive things happen? It starts with a positive attitude and then you personally have to make the choices to protect your health by doing what's right. Making a living at the expense of your health is not a plan it's an inevitable path to sickness be it one of many illnesses including heart ailments. My message today is one of a positive nature that you must realize stress is up but you still control what you eat and the best course for you to maintain better health. The term "Downtime" may be applicable in this conversation but the proper diet and exercise programs have to be included. A positive attitude and realizing your priorities are certainly things you need to incorporate but what about you?
I want to compliment all those who have made it through the worst economy since the depression of the 30's and always be aware that getting a schedule that centers on your health will outlive all the projects you have mastered during your career. Hope you having fun today.
Warmest Regards,
Ani
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Friday, March 18, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..Breast Cancer and Lymph Node Surgery Debate.

Is the surgery necessary when lymph nodes are removed from breast cancer patients? In a recent study the facts are questioned and some interesting points were made. In the naturalnews.com article entitled " Study reveals lymph node removal surgery useless for many breast cancer patients" one has to think hard when the decision time comes to have the surgery or not. A few points that caught my attention from this article are noted below: (http://www.naturalnews.com/031713_lymph_nodes_surgery.html)
"The common practice of removing the lymph nodes of breast cancer patients does nothing to reduce the rate of cancer recurrence, according to a study conducted by researchers from the John Wayne Cancer Institute and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.In about one-third of breast cancer cases, the cancer spreads to one or more lymph nodes in the body. In these cases, doctors normally recommend surgical removal of the lymph nodes in the armpits, regardless of whether the cancer has spread to those particular nodes or not. This surgery is meant to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence, but it is painful and leads to a more difficult recovery. In addition, many women whose lymph nodes have been removed suffer from complications such as infection and a chronic, disabling swelling in the arms called lymphedema."
The study has to be more certain in my estimates as a mistake in not getting the right procedure is costly. I do highly recommend that this kind of news be followed by anyone who had or is faced with this kind of decision. Better knowledge and more information allows you to ask the proper questions. When I asked my questions I had as much knowledge as possible but with each day we find out different opinions and in the end knowledge is the key when you have any kind of cancer. I hope this opens up a conversation with your doctor and gives you better platform to discuss choices. Let me know what you think on this very important and serious subject that effects us all.
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Ani
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..Mercury in our vaccinations and flu shots...Why?

If I told you I was injecting something into your child that has been rumored to effect them adversely the rest of their life what would you say? Many are facing those same circumstances today as we discuss mercury and autism effects on our children. It's been a hotly debated issue but when we see evidence that most flu vaccines for example carry mercury when does the responsibility to end this come. As the debate about vaccinations for children and autism is continually discussed with both sides stating their research, it sure is a fact that mercury should not be in any vaccination. We are exposed to deadly chemicals daily in our air, food and water but now the issue of mercury, autism and flu shots is too much to comprehend. We should never have mercury in our systems as a preventive for the flu and why can't we get it out of the vaccination shots we give our newborns. As I researched the naturalnews.com article "Multiple studies link autism to mercury, which is still present in most flu vaccines" it had me thinking again about reckless maneuvers by the medical profession to expose us to life altering drugs. Note a statement about the dangers we don't hear from the medical profession:
"Despite recommendations made by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1999 that Thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative, be removed from vaccines, the toxic chemical is still added to the majority of flu vaccines administered to women, children, and the elderly, according to the Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs (CoMeD), a Maryland-based non-profit organization. And according to three recent studies, the symptoms of mercury poisoning are nearly identical to those of autism symptoms, which strongly suggests that mercury in vaccines is responsible for causing autism.Mercury is already a known neurotoxin that causes cancer (carcinogen), damages DNA (mutagen), alters proper embryonic development (teratogen), and disrupts the immune system. It is exactly the type of harmful chemical that you would never want to put in your body, and yet it is still added in the form of Thimerosal to millions of flu vaccines administered to the public."We have scientific studies clearly demonstrating that mercury causes neurological damage, and we have a cost-effective alternate that has already been used to replace Thimerosal as the preservative in vaccines," said Dr. Paul G. King, PhD, science advisor to CoMeD."
Forget about the mercury poisoning it creates and let's find out why this continues despite the fact that it's harmful and deadly. The smartest people in the world don't have to sit on a panel to witness and vote on the terrible problem all new parents face. Pharmaceutical companies are going to be held accountable in the future and let's see if they are protected once again by the laws they seem to manipulate. What do you think?

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani...Breast Cancer, Pregnancy and Courage.

I saw an interesting statistic the other day regarding Breast Cancer and pregnancy that pointed out some news I wanted to pass on. Due to the fact that women are having children later in life an estimated 3,500 cases show up annually and that represents 7-15 % before menopause. The rise in the percentages are indicative of the changes in women that have longer careers and also due to fiscal concerns that are now more prominent. Serious decisions will be made when women are faced with this issue, with 80% of doctors recommending pregnancies continue from an article in thebreastcancersite.com posting I researched. Continued and updated research about the risk of breast cancer and pregnancies are on-line and the best course of action is between yourself and the doctor's recommendation on your existing health. As a breast cancer survivor that did not have this type of issue facing me, it makes me proud of the women who battle this mental and physical issue to have their baby. When we sit back and debate why breast cancer is on the rise nationally it makes you realize in these specific cases that breast cancer is not effecting one person but now two. Courage is something that always should be discussed when it comes to breast cancer as we all pray for a cure to come today. What are your thoughts about this subject?
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Ani
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..Water contamination and we are not safe?

I was filled with joy to see in the "Environmental Working Group's" recent article a subject that endangers its citizens on a daily basis and not spoken about enough, namely water pollution.The piece openly discussed issues we are rarely told and I recommend you read it carefully if you want real facts about our drinking water (http://www.ewg.org/release/epa-require-national-tap-water-tests-unregulated-contaminants). Can you believe that 28 contaminants are not covered by federal law and those products have a history of finding themselves in industrial chemical products? With my compliments to "EWG", water contamination is a leading issue to diseases we can't imagine. Why in the world do we not inspect water more carefully due to the far reaching effects it can have on all of us? Better guidelines should not be explored at this time it should have been decades ago? Let me note the opening facts that the entitled article "EPA to require tap water tests for unregulated contaminants" points out in the hope that we do something to elevate a problem that's gone on for years and in my opinion killed people in the process:
"The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a nationwide plan to require water utilities to test drinking water for 28 contaminants currently unregulated by federal law, including six perfluorinated chemicals, a family of toxic industrial chemicals found widely in consumer products.The agency’s announcement represents a major step forward in the government’s efforts to understand and control pollution from perfluorochemicals (PFCs), synthetic industrial chemicals that have been used in a wide variety of stain-repellent textile coatings, non-stick cookware and water and grease-resistant coatings. This contamination, believed to emanate from unregulated industrial discharges, coating residues that wear and wash off consumer goods and leaching of perfluorochemical materials disposed in landfills, could pose a serious threat to public health. Perfluorochemicals, which do not break down in the environment, pollute drinking water and source water in at least 11 states, according to limited investigations by state water agencies, academic scientists, businesses and journalists. No comprehensive survey has ever been conducted to document the extent of PFC pollution in drinking water nationwide.“Perfluorochemicals have been mainstays of the chemical industry, widely used in consumer products, for 60 years,” EWG Senior Scientist Olga Naidenko, Ph.D., said. “Efforts to learn the full scope of PFC pollution in the nation's drinking water are long overdue. EPA’s new water testing proposal will help illuminate one of the more troubling environmental problems this country faces.”The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found PFCs in the bodies of virtually all Americans over the age of 12. EWG’s biomonitoring tests of cord blood sample from 10 infants born in the U.S. in 2007 found that all 10 newborns had been exposed to PFCs in the womb. What are your feelings about this blatant disregard for our health?

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..A battle about food production

I must say that going the extra steps to eat safely is what I talk about throughout my postings and the recent article entitled " Maine town becomes first to declare food sovereignty" from naturalnews.com was a breath of fresh air (http://www.naturalnews.com/031667_food_freedom_Maine.html). Can it be that we should break away and do things on our own locally if we can get it done correctly and safely? Well I say yes if all the rules and safety measures are in place. When we see how the markets sell unsafe foods with harmful chemicals at the core of the products, then we do need an alternative step. Feeling that we are exposed to deadly toxic chemicals daily, my hat is off to the town of Sedgwick, Maine for making a statement. I wanted to comment positively for all those who take measures onto themselves and push back things that they know are wrong. A small opening statement from the article makes it a bit clearer the actions in Sedgwick:
"The town of Sedgwick, Maine, currently leads the pack as far as food sovereignty is concerned. Local residents recently voted unanimously at a town hall meeting to pass an ordinance that reinforces its citizens' God-given rights to "produce, process, sell, purchase, and consume local foods of their choosing," which includes even state- and federally-restricted foods like raw milk."
If you don't think this is a big deal watch future lawsuits that other states will mount if this type of food sovereignty liberation continues. We have to watch two things repeatedly regarding our health:
• What we put into our bodies
• What we put on our skin
This is a strong stance by Sedgwick and on the other hand what we put on our skin should be just as important. The natural soaps I sell improve your skin and daily I battle with my friends about cosmetics that are full of problematic ingredients that nobody really understands. Looking and feeling younger starts with understanding how you can control the good and the bad things for you. Never think that only the inside of your body is the essential thing for you. To do it correctly you need to know what helps the outside and inside of your body. Read a label and make it a habit is a great start on the path to better health and awareness. Your thoughts on the wellness issue of taking control of your body that I spoke about today is most welcome.
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..Nuclear cleanup in Japan and lingering dangers.

My prayers are with all of those people who have to go through the devastation in Japan due to the earthquake this past Friday. It is such a terrible and unexpected disaster that no words could express my prayers for all those victims and families during this terrible time. The nuclear reactor and the radiation that it poured out is my concern also as the spread of these materials could bring the death toll to an unimaginable level if the reports are false. Being very dismissive when it comes to facts being told from government officials international as well as from the U.S., the lingering effects of the radiation is something to watch. In 1986 a past reactor leak created death in Chernobyl while every surrounding area was effected when contaminated water and air particles spread to unknown sectors of the region. What about the 1979 Three Mile Leak in Pennsylvania?
I bring this up because we see how pollution can kill and it's a problem when so many people are crowded into a small area. Being able to diminish the spread of toxic materials from fallen buildings and now this nuclear reactor should be a central focus in all clean up planning. I hope the people of Japan are safe from these types of radioactive lingering health issues and the cleanup has to be 100% successful or people will be at risk for years. In New York our 9/11/01 responders are dying and getting sick by the day and that's what lingering health issues do to anyone near or subjected to these types of toxicity. My hope is nobody has to find out years from now that they were poisoned because of the lack of proper safety measures. What do you think about my call for safety in cleanup procedures?

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani...The scoop on the Pharmaceutical costs your...

If someone reached into your pocket and stole money I'm sure you would do whatever it took to resist and fight back. Well an article I researched said we are all in the same situation but doing nothing about it because the person doing it is protected by the law? The article in naturalnews.com entitled "Big Pharma lies about R&D costs to justify illicit profits" says it all and though the country is in a recession the last 3 years (yes it is) the need to rip us off continues as we speak. Can the cost of medicine keep going up when all the other things are on a price reduction basis? The Pharmaceutical companies come out with drugs that are recalled and keep making a profit despite being defective. In business the customer who buys a defective product gets a refund and have we gotten any from the companies who poison us? Heck no my friends. Please note a few comments from this outstanding article (http://www.naturalnews.com/031657_Big_Pharma_drug_development_costs.html) that has me in an uproar:
"According to a recent piece in Slate, the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PhRMA), a pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry trade group, says that average drug development costs are even higher, having allegedly topped $1.32 billion in 2006. Based on this number, PhRMA is claiming that such costs increased by a whopping 64 percent in just six years, which is more than double the normal medical inflation rate. The Light and Warburton study, which has been published in the journal BioSocieties, says that these figures are greatly overblown, and are simply not based in reality. The Slate piece cites additional research noting that 84 percent of the costs associated with the first research phase of drug development is covered by taxpayers via government grants. Add to this the report's estimate that the drug industry uses a little more than one percent of its sales revenue on basic research, and the costs in this department are very minimal. Another little-known fact is that drug company R&D costs are tax exempt. They do not depreciate like normal investments do, either. When accounting for the many other tax breaks that drug companies receive, their actual net costs are cut by at least half of what they claim, according to the report. And when adjusting for "cost of capital," that amount should be cut in half again if it is to even approach an accurate estimate for R&D costs. After all, if drug companies are not willing to take a risk in the R&D department -- which is part of what running a business is all about -- then they should not be in business at all, right?"
Nice racket and we are the supporters of this in the end. Don't get sick is a stance we can't do so we pay and pay for the privilege of making these companies rich. Sad and worse than that immoral. Your thoughts?
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Friday, March 11, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani.Deadly seaways, our health and going against nature.

I saw the reports on the news about all the dead fish in Redondo Beach,California and was saddened to think that we once again have done something to harm our waterways. Oil spills and other things we do to our earth and oceans now has a new chapter to write with this recent issue in California. We sit here looking at the spread of cancer and harmful chemicals in our food, air and waterways daily. But now we have a new issue that will make headlines for a few weeks and then get pushed back into the archives? Rumors of Genetically Modified Organisms has hit the surface and what other things are next? Can we stop doing this is the question that never seems to go away. I look at the oil spills of recent times as an indicator that we are going to take the beauty out of our oceans one day and erode all regard for what was originally put on this earth. Can we live anther 100 years without polluting everything is an interesting thought when you really put it to a vote. Cancer is the result of toxic mishaps going to extreme measures and what we find with this recent incident should give us another indicator to the levels companies go to hide the truth. Water pollution is everywhere and in Long Island recently a town approved of brown water coming out of the tap saying it will not cause health issues? We destroy beauty and we may never get it back is my concern today. Genetically Modified Organisms is a real problem that many have spoken about but few see the real harm. We make things for the better but when they go against nature the results can be deadly. I always look back at the movie Frankenstein and feel Genetically Modified anything can have deadly results a million times over if they infect our food and water supplies. I'll report back to you on the results of this story as it should be interesting which version is finally elected the truth. What's your feelings about the story?
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..500 unapproved drugs taken off the shelf...Why Now?

"Are you kidding me" is a term we use when we are perplexed with a situation or stunned about an event. Well "are you kidding me" can be applied to the recent headline that naturalnews.com had entitled "FDA to pull 500 unapproved drugs from market after allowing them to be sold for decades." (http://www.naturalnews.com/031596_cough_medicines_FDA.html). The FDA has allowed the consistent release of unsafe drugs but now the number of drugs being cited at 500 makes me really step up and notice. We are guinea pigs but until we read these types of articles we keep going on with our lives unaware of the dangers lurking in our next prescription drug. The uproar is never enough when we see disregard for people's health put ahead of profits. Duck and run is my new approach when it comes to the prescriptions my doctor advises from now on. The term "negligent" and "criminal activity" would apply to this type of behavior my friends. Note the opening paragraph in the story about the FDA recall:
"For years, prescription cold and cough medicines like Cardec, Rondec, Organidin, Pediahist, and hundreds of other drugs have been available to patients, even though none of them have ever received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA recently decided to crack down on the unapproved stray drugs, ordering 500 of them to be pulled from the market."
We sit and wait for a resolution that never happens in regard to medical care and the more we question the better chance we have. Please read the article and see if your medications are on this list. Question everything that you take so you don't fall prey to the "I'm Sorry" line we get from the doctors and the pharmaceutical industry.What do you think?
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..Brain Injury Awareness Month and new statistics

My husband listened to a radio show today and I found it informative and helpful in understanding the effects of a concussion. I wanted to call out the fact that March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and the recent coverage in the media points out some facts that we all should know. A concussion for instance is a brain injury and the antiquated way many have handled the injury does not assist the person who has been concussed. It goes further than just rest and an MRI .We all know the alarming effects that happen in sports and the tragedies we've seen recently with football players. For example being in a car accident jolts the head and even though you do not hit anything inside the car it can create a concussion. I never felt more compelled to write about this issue as the real truth is we are not educated on the damage now and in the future this kind of brain injury can have. It may also be stated that symptoms can occur in a person weeks after the injury has happened.
Recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) points out that annually we have " an estimated 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year. Of that number, U.S. emergency departments treat approximately 135,000 sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), including concussions, among children ages 5 to 18."
Facts don't lie in this case study and what we all should see as parents is the reported after effects that occur 10-30 years down the road in sports such as football and hockey. The NHL player who passed away in 2010 Bob Probert is one of many athletes who willed his brain to see if the concussions he had were resulting in his after career troubles. I'm worried that the public is not told the entire truth as hockey has its leading star out Sidney Crosby with a concussion presently. Time to get the rules changed and please don't say the sport will lose it's appeal if rules for prevention are implemented. I ask you, do you want to see changes in all sports including youth sports that protect the player or read about brain donations from crippled participants. I know your answer but others do not. I recommend the Brain Injury Association of America articles that I found informative (http://www.biausa.org/brain-injury-awareness-month.htm) and frightening when I saw the statistics. Your thoughts?
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Ani
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani.Women's History Month applauds courage and sacrifice

Women's History Month is observed every March and we usually comment on the triumphs of women who took on previously male dominated industries such as Sports, Medicine, Exploration and Entertainment to name a few. My story today will not discuss my appreciation for trailblazers like Amelia Earhart, but those who opened up small businesses without a husband and stay at home moms. Statistically the divorce rate is at or over 50% and how many women opened up a new career for their families after their husband moved out? I bet you can name 10 people alone! Divorce or the death of a husband hits families continually and a woman was challenged to make sure her family had the things they needed. When barriers and opportunities appear I bet you have never seen a more determined person than a woman protecting her family. The paths of life lead us in different directions and I applaud those who went out and put all those days, weeks and years to build up something for themselves. You're not only inspirational but a force of nature that should always be appreciated by everyone. Stay at home moms do not get the appreciation they deserve and the fact is what's more important than taking your child from infancy to adulthood protected and guided into the right direction. Being at home to cook, clean, attend school activities and some many other duties is a career far harder and less appreciated than the financially successful business lady. Vacations are rare and the results are bigger and more essential to our civilization than one can comment on. We can never measure the worth of all this love and affection so please let me say you are the building block of any home. I wrote this story to make sure that those who are thought of as successful should always include those faced with adversity or the mom not given the daily notice despite holding our children's hand through life. Do you feel the same?
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Ani
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Monday, March 7, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..A new contest for my followers

I want to thank all of you who have been so complimentary and assisted me with the subjects to research for my daily blog postings. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than touching upon issues that we either don't hear about or can be helpful to our total health and wellness. I see so many subjects that make me concerned and as a breast cancer survivor the amount of serious illnesses caused by manufacturers is more than anyone can stand. I wanted to let you know once again that we are going to have a contest like the successful one we had getting to 50 subscribers previously. The new contest details will be as followed:
Help us reach 100 blog followers and at the same time get a chance to win a lovely stoneware bowl with an assortment of Italian, Greek and handmade American soaps.
Once 100 followers is attained, our drawing will immediately take place.
I will contact the winner and also announce their name in my next posting
To be able to share my feelings on Ani's blog has been something I never imagined during my recovery. Please remember your comments are always welcome and I will continually write about subjects you determine important. Good luck in the contest and you'll love the gift.
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Ani
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..Speaking about "Cures" not Charlie Sheen's ...


Values vs. Greed? Can we get enough of a bad thing and not be called enabler? When it comes to the Charlie Sheen mass media rants and the ever lasting life crisis explosions of Lindsay Lohan many do enable them. When we award Two And A half Men their best ratings then I guess those who flock to the TV should be slapped on the wrist for poor judgement. I see some important problems of the world in the chemicals we are exposed to daily not the super rich spoiled people who want and want and crave attention. The articles I write concern all of us and the dangerous things we see around us. Is the breast cancer rise in our country more important than seeing a TV star tell us he takes drugs and is innocent of all charges? Why am I writing about this when it's more important to touch on the news with Diabetes, etc. Simple, priorities in our life are being challenged by the media and as adults we should do the best we can to tell our children that its not OK to be like our fallen media stars who make 100 x more than the average person. Talent and luck should be admired on performance only and not incorporated in values. Being on drugs can't be stopped in a day or week and what again is the relapse rate? Look at the Wall Street stars who stole money and got away with hurting innocent people. They are criminals and because they stole money are now rich and paying legal fees. "Greed is Good" is not to be admired, but being able to take care of your families and support your children is in my book. I only watch TV periodically but when I do I look for helpful things that make my life better not the car crash stories that the population is exposed to on other TV media outlets besides twitter, facebook,etc. What do you think?
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Ani
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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani..Breast Cancer map that shows the problem growing.

With the amount of female breast cancer being so prevalent throughout the United States it makes one think about its effects in your specific area of residence. In Long Island for example we have a newspaper named Newsday and it has a unique section that outlines by zip code those areas and how many reported people have breast cancer. The incidence of female breast cancer map is a scary indicator how many are effected and a guideline to understanding the far reaching grasp this disease has. Why does this map interest me? It is based on the reported female breast cancer statistics in my area and I was wondering if you can get a similar map in your area? We see more when it's spelled out to us and this map shows me that pollution and deadly chemicals have infiltrated our food, air and waterways throughout Long Island. Can you get this kind of indicator in your area? Asking the newspaper or local officials is a start and I must commend Newsday for their posting of this for all to see. We are told one thing and seeing a map like this shows we are not alone when it comes to families being faced with cancer. To officially stay current with the statistics we all need to probe our newspapers more and that goes for me. Take a quick look at this link (http://www.newsday.com/news/health/map-incidence-of-female-breast-cancer-on-li-by-zip-code-1.1906767) and let me know what you think? Be it now or in the future we should never stop talking about the pollution that reached us without regard from manufacturers.
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Ani
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Friday, March 4, 2011

Soap Basket Boutique By Ani...A long winter and proper Diabetic care practices.

It's been a long winter throughout the U.S. and we all seem to have stayed in and not continued our exercise program unless you call snow shoveling a sport. What concerns me today is the diabetic care we need to maintain as proper diet, doctor visits and exercise will make complications less likely. I want to say that my husband with diabetes over 30+ years realizes that anything he does will have repercussions to his health if he is not careful. Weight gain and the lack of medical exams creates an issue you may not be able to change if it goes for an extended period of time. For instance some preventative steps in the care of diabetes are mentioned below:
Regular eye exams and timely treatment could prevent up to 90% of diabetes-related blindness
Foot care programs that include regular examinations and patient education could prevent up to 85% of diabetes-related amputations
Treatment to better control blood pressure can reduce heart disease and stroke by 33%–50% and diabetes-related kidney failure by 33%
Diet and exercise that achieves a 5- to 7% weight loss can reduce diabetes incidence by 58%.
The basic reading anyone does on diabetes tells the same story that the rise in diabetes is not subsiding and the issue of weight gain is a lightning rod for future complications. You can not damage yourself continually and not be effected down the line. Whether your young or old diabetes can come into your life and the challenge to meet the problems head on is your battle alone. Your total wellness revolves around you and nobody can make the decisions to stay healthy but yourself. Blogs on diabetes are always available and so are diabetic statistics that are not so appealing when it comes to the number of diabetics anticipated in the next 40 years. Please take note that your diet, exercising, doctor visits and proper glucose levels will be your best friends in your pursuit for a healthier and happier life. What do you think and are you a diabetic that has anything to share.
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Ani
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