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Burger King rolled out it’s new black Halloween Whopper this week much to the delight of fast food lovers nationwide. The special themed Whopper features the same classic ingredients set between two black buns. According to Burger King, the color comes from the A.1. sauce that is baked into the bun, which also gives it added flavor.
The chain had teased customers with brief promotional clips on social media proclaiming “something wicked is coming.” Something wicked has indeed come, but it’s not what anyone ever expected. It turns out that the black buns have a strange side effect and are turning people’s poop green. Customers are claiming that shortly after eating the Halloween Whoppers they noticed their poop was an odd, wickedly hued, bright green color. Several have joked that the burger chain should bring the black buns back for St. Patrick’s day and on Instagram the hash tag #greenpoop is trending. On Twitter people are even sharing bathroom pictures and one user said his poop was green for three days before it finally went away.
Most of the tweets and posts have been lighthearted and comical for the most part. Users are having fun with the whole thing and many are claiming that they want to try the Whopper and see for themselves the side effects. Others are upset and wondering what exactly is in the buns that is making their stool appear so unnatural and discolored. Burger King claims that the food coloring and flavors they used for the Halloween Whopper are “commonly used in the industry” and that the bun contains an amount of less than 1% food dye. According to the Mayo Clinic, bright green stool has been attributed to green food dye in the past. It seems to only be the color which is affected, not consistency, so perhaps it is due to the dyes used in the special buns. However, Burger King has yet to offer a definitive answer or explanation for the issue.
The chain has been selling “Samurai burgers” in Japan which feature black and red colored buns. However, those black buns are made with squid ink and bamboo charcoal, rather than the A.1. sauce used in the American version. As a point of comparison, there have been no reports out of Japan concerning the Samurai burgers turning poop green.
Consider yourself forewarned and eat the new Halloween Whoppers at your own risk. Unless, of course, you want lime green poop like many of those expressing exactly that aim or goal on social media!
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The health benefits of lemon are well known. Starting your day by squeezing 1/2 FRESH lemon in a glass with warm water, before working out or eating, will do much to boost your overall health. Lemons are rich in calcium, magnesium, fiber, potassium, iron and vitamins B and C. By starting your day with this simple drink you will boost your resistance to both viruses and bacteria, and it will aid in your ability to lose weight if that is one of your objectives.
How does lemon have such power? Because it is an antiseptic acid it can flush out chemicals and toxins from your system, which aids in daily bowel movements. Additionally, it aids in the production of enzymes that stimulate in the detoxifying function of your liver, and overall acts as a healthy DIURETIC. Studies have shown that lemon has antioxidants that CLEAR SKIN and keep it youthful.
Because lemon is one of the best sources of Vitamin C, it has anti-inflammatory properties which BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM. It’s richness in calcium and magnesium BOOSTS BRAIN POWER and is an overall benefit to the entire nervous system. It improves mood by fighting stress. Lemon alkalizes our blood, thus regulating the acidity in our bodies by balancing our pH levels. This prevents disease. The citric acid produced by lemon juice, PROMOTES BETTER DIGESTION. Hydration of your lymph system occurs from drinking lemon water. This is how it boosts your overall energy level.
Lemons reduce the risk of cancer cells overwhelming your healthy cells. By preventing an acidic environment within your body, it acts as an ANTI-CANCER agent. It PROMOTES HEALING because of it’s anti-inflammatory properties. Finally, lemon contains pectin, which is a fiber that helps fight food cravings, thus aiding in our ability to achieve WEIGHT LOSS. The video you are about to watch will aid in your understanding of the many benefits of drinking lemon water first thing in the morning.
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There’s a new phenomenon emerging in the ever changing and evolving world of technology, but it’s not centered around the latest and greatest gadget. Instead, it’s a side-effect stemming from the increasingly widespread use of mobile phones, laptops, tablets, and other similar devices. Doctors and dermatologists are calling the condition “tech neck.” They attribute the constant action of looking down at cell phone and computer screens for causing sagging skin and wrinkles in younger generations of users. Double chins are no longer being associated with just aging and being overweight. Now even healthy, young adults are starting to develop unsightly sagging skin around their neck areas.
Tech neck refers to a specific crease located slightly above the collar bone which is caused by repeated bending motions of the neck when looking down at the screen of a device. These repetitive motions are causing younger people to experience wrinkles, sagging jowls and the appearance of double chins at increasingly younger ages. What was once a late middle-age occurrence is now being seen in people as young as 18, and those who are most affected by tech neck are persons aged 18-39. On average they own three devices, which are the primary causes of the skin problem.
If you’re worried about your devices causing unsightly wrinkles on your neck, a double chin, and sagging jowls, or just worried in general about how your body is naturally aging, then check out this video. It covers a range of easy to do exercises that help tone your jawline and aim to reduce the appearance of a double chin. Stick to doing them daily for at least two weeks and you should see results. There are additional benefits that may be gained from these exercises, they include having an increased range of motion in your neck and overall reduced stiffness. Plus, you may even tone your face and chin so well that you get a naturally achieved face lift, you never know until you try it!
Check out the video and start doing these tonight, even if you have yet to develop tech neck or a double chin. After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It can only help to stop the damage and wrinkles before they start to appear, and you’ll feel less stiff and better all around.
The information contained in this video could save the lives of countless children around the world. If you know anyone with an infant or happen to be a parent yourself, you will be shocked to find out what happened to poor little Brooke when she was kissed by a stranger. There was nothing about the stranger’s physical appearance that would have indicated a possible infection, and his skin and lips were clean and clear. But there was an unwelcome guest hiding just beneath the surface.
It was the herpes virus, and it was able to leap from its host to Brooke, quickly overwhelming her fledgling immune system. At her young age, her body hadn’t had the time required to build defences strong enough to fight such a powerful foe. The virus does not launch the full attack right away, but can sometimes remain in the system for months after the initial exposure before it wages war on the body.
Fortunately, after receiving excellent care at a local hospital, Brooke made a full recovery and is now happily back at home. Unfortunately, the virus will never leave her system, and she will have herpes for the rest of her life. Please share this with all your friends and family so that babies everywhere can be kept safe from this potential threat. Through social media, we can work together to use knowledge and education to fight the spread of preventable disease. Help be a part of the perfect cure of prevention!
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Copper drink-ware is one of the hottest trends right now. The shiny metal cups, mugs, and pitchers have been steadily showing up on store shelves and at bars across the world. The copper cup resurgence is due in part to the renewed popularity of a cocktail that was all the rage back in the 1950s called a Moscow mule. The alcoholic beverage is made up of vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice, and is traditionally served in a copper mug. However, most people unaware of the fact that copper cups can provide our bodies with numerous health benefits. In fact, there is a long list of all the natural and positive ways it impacts health, and you can gain them simply by drinking out of a copper cup!
When water is placed into a copper vessel it not only takes on the metal’s positive charge, but also all of the other positive properties inherent within it. Copper is known to scientists and the medical community as having anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties which can help in first aid to speed up recovery times and heal wounds. Copper is also a necessary part of our diet and our bodies use it to produce new cells and to thrive. It helps strengthen our immune systems and if you drink water which has sat in copper for several hours it can greatly improve, and heal, parts of your digestive system.
A few of the basic points you should know are that it is most beneficial to store water overnight in a copper pitcher or bowl. If the water sits for less than four hours in the copper it may not take on all of the positive qualities and won’t be as good for your health. Also, to get the most out of copper infused water you should aim to drink it directly from a copper cup as soon as you wake up and before you eat or drink anything. Check out the accompanying video for more information and keep reading.
Other benefits that have been touted are that it slows aging, makes skin glow, fights and prevents cancer, stimulates our brains, regulates our thyroid, reduces the risk of heart disease and hypertension, helps or bodies absorb iron and thus helps prevent anemia. These benefits are not new age psychobabble, there is scientific evidence and studies backing them. One of the more interesting and consequential findings had to do with the anti-microbial and anti-bacterial aspects of copper in conjunction with contaminated water. Scientists measured the number of harmful microbes found in the water before it was placed in copper, then again 16 hours later, after it had been placed in copper. They found that the level of harmful microbes was greatly reduced just because of the simple fact that the water was in the copper. Another study was equally promising and found that in one hospital with copper surfaces, infection rates were reduced by 40%. The drop was attributed to the copper surfaces alone, and researchers found that it also killed 97% of the harmful bacteria which can cause infection.
This article only touches on most of the benefits that copper can provide our bodies with. There is a lot more details, studies, research, and information available on the topic and the accompanying video covers a good amount as well. What it all comes down to is simple. If you want to harness the healing power of the golden amber metal, start storing and drinking water out of copper cups and mugs.
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A Boy Was Trapped In His Body For 12 Years, Until His Nurse Noticed Something That Would Change Everything
It’s the thing nightmares are made of; being trapped within your own body and having the ability to think and feel, yet lacking a way to communicate or move. That was Martin Pistorius’s reality for over 12 long years. Martin grew up living a normal life in South Africa. When he was 12 years old he suddenly began to lose the ability to move on his own and soon afterwards he fell completely into a coma. Doctors couldn’t figure out what exactly was wrong with him, he had no significant brain activity, and they told his parents that he would likely never wake up. Three years later, Martin’s mind did start to wake up. It came back slowly at first, and by age 19 he says that he was fully aware of everything around him, yet he still could not move.
Over the following years Martin was trapped inside of his own body, unable to speak, move, or tell anyone that he was awake and could hear and understand everything going on around him. He was a silent witness to life and had only his own thoughts to keep him company. At one point he heard his mother say she wished he could find peace and finally die. He had to find a way to deal with the feelings of despair and doom, so he taught himself to disengage his thoughts. He made life bearable by clearing his mind and thinking about nothing, and thus further disappeared into himself.
Finally, a woman who was one of his caregivers, Virna van der Walt, noticed that he would often react to some of the things she said. She told his family and recommended that he be sent for tests at the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. There it was confirmed that Martin was conscious and aware and they found he could even respond and communicate. He was 25 years old at this point in his life.
With the help of communication software and a renewed sense of life and purpose, Martin began to heal and re-engage his thoughts. He slowly broke free from his confinement and fully integrated himself back into the world and society. In 2008 he met a woman named Joanna, the two hit it off, and a year later they married. Martin wrote a book about his life and journey, titled Ghost Boy, and has regained limited control of his head and arms in recent years. Life is no longer a living hell for him, and his story is truly inspirational.
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