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Treatments for Arthritis

Admin, 16:17, 5 February 2013

Knee cartilage biology and chemistry

Proteoglycan, the natural constituent of joint lining cartilage

Knee injury supplements

Knee injury treatments can include diet, health supplements, acupuncture, infra-red sessions, aromatherapy, massage and physiotherapy.

Most supplemental knee treatments aim to keep the knee supple and healthy by maintaining a good supply of blood enriched with the chemical combinations that the knee needs. Essential chemicals might be missing because of diet, lack of sun or age. If the body's natural healing processes can be activated in the area of injury, medical treatment might not be necessary. At the very least joint supplements might help recovery after any medical interventions.

  1. Collagen (and take with Vitamin C?)
  2. Glucosamine
  3. Alpha Lipoic Acid (antioxidant) found in spinach, broccoli, peas, Brewer's yeast, brussel sprouts, rice bran, and organ meats.
  4. Chondroitin (increases hyaluronic acid)
  5. MSM
  6. Hyaluronic Acid injections
  7. SAM-e (short for S-adenosylmethionine)
A dietary supplement - methionine.
When taking SAM-e, it is important to also supplement your diet with vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and folate. Chemically-speaking, with the help of B-vitamins, SAM-e gives up a methyl group to surrounding tissues and organs and regulates several biochemical processes. For example, SAM-e helps maintain cell membranes, removes toxic substances from the body, and produces mood-enhancing neurotransmitters. [...Treatments for Arthritis...]

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Combi Boilers and Central Heating

Admin, 17:30, 17 December 2012

Combi Boiler Repairs

You might have seen an advertisement from British Gas (December 2012) about caring for you and your heating at only £79. Thieves and racketeers - British Gas and the rest of the utilities and hangers on like big company boiler makers and repairers.

Reality check: that's for 1/2 an hour! Go over and that will be £250 or more. Minimum. Or sir can take out a £20 a month contract etc etc. Plus the bill at a bit less.

Really its a seriously outrageous kind of legalised theft designed to frighten old people in particular. I wish I could get £200 or more for an hour or so easy work. Its not rocket science. Show me which bit needs replacing and I'll do it! Anyone know a nice Polish plumber?

Ideal Logic HE Combi 30 boiler

Why did the idiots who put together the governments Staywarm grant programme go for boilers with only a 2 year warranty. That's a stupid scandalous waste of public money. There are other options offering 5 year guarantees which is the minimum everybody should go for.

Instructions and manuals

http://www.idealheating.com/product-literature/brochures-manuals.php

  • Manufacturer contact details - Called Idealheating or Ideal Stelrad
   Manufacturer phone number - 0870 8498056 - try 01482 498494 or 01482 492251
   Manufacturer website - http://www.idealheating.com
   Technical Team � 01482 498663
   Customer Service Team � 01482 498660
   The Customer Services Team
   Ideal Boilers Ltd
   National Avenue
   Hull
   HU5 4JN.

Alternatively customers may wish to fax their complaint to the Customer Services Team on: 01482 498241 or e-mail the Customer Services Team on: Technical_CustomerServices@idealboilers.com.


Forums

http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=7

Parts

Plumbercente

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Latest pages

Admin, 22:08, 28 October 2012

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Test

Admin, 19:18, 28 October 2012

Namespaces = Data Types

http://wiki.splitbrain.org/wiki%3Anamespaces http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:MediaWiki_namespace Default Namespaces Main Help Talk Project Image A page title written using its full name would show its namespace location as a prefix eg

Main:First Page - though users will only see "First Page" or Help:Namespace

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Poetry

Admin, 11:13, 11 May 2012

WH Auden

Written by WH Auden in the US on the eve of the 2nd World War when people thought - 0h no, not again

“SEPTEMBER 1, 1939

I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-second Street Uncertain and afraid As the clever hopes expire Of a low dishonest decade: Waves of anger and fear Circulate over the bright And darkened lands of the earth, Obsessing our private lives; The unmentionable odour of death Offends the September night.

Accurate scholarship can Unearth the whole offence From Luther until now That has driven a culture mad, Find what occurred at Linz, What huge imago made A psychopathic god: I and the public know What all schoolchildren learn, Those to whom evil is done Do evil in return.

Exiled Thucydides knew All that a speech can say About Democracy, And what dictators do, The elderly rubbish they talk To an apathetic grave; Analysed all in his book, The enlightenment driven away, The habit-forming pain, Mismanagement and grief: We must suffer them all again.

Into this neutral air Where blind skyscrapers use Their full height to proclaim The strength of Collective Man, Each language pours its vain Competitive excuse: But who can live for long In an euphoric dream; Out of the mirror they stare, Imperialism's face And the international wrong.

Faces along the bar Cling to their average day: The lights must never go out, The music must always play, All the conventions conspire To make this fort assume The furniture of home; Lest we should see where we are, Lost in a haunted wood, Children afraid of the night Who have never been happy or good.

The windiest militant trash Important Persons shout Is not so crude as our wish: What mad Nijinsky wrote About Diaghilev Is true of the normal heart; For the error bred in the bone Of each woman and each man Craves what it cannot have, Not universal love But to be loved alone.

From the conservative dark Into the ethical life The dense commuters come, Repeating their morning vow; 'I will be true to the wife,

I'll concentrate more on my work,' [...Poetry...]

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Talk:Meniscal Tear

Admin, 20:55, 27 January 2012

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Hair Dyes

Admin, 13:37, 27 January 2012

Hair colouring natural and unnatural

Hair colouring is as old as the hills - an ancient practice but even then dangerous substances such as lead based concoctions were sometimes used (lead acetate is even now a common ingredient).

If a natural product contains words like amino, nitro or phenyl or names of colors starting with the letters HC, the product is not natural.

Problem Chemicals

An oxidative haircolour is ANY haircolour that contains a tube (or bottle) of hair colour and a bottle of developer that are mixed together before application. An oxidative haircolour is either a permanent haircolour or a “long lasting semi-permanent haircolour” Contains P.P.D. or P.T.D. within the colour formula (both allergenic sensitisers). So a typical chemical based hair dye is a PPD-based dye in one bottle together with various other chemicals (e.g. resorcinol to vary the colour tone; ammonia which is necessary for the chemical reaction), and an oxygen-providing 'fixative' (usually hydrogen peroxide) in the second bottle.

Hair color allergic reactions are related to PPD which is short for p-Phenylenediamine or Para-phenylenediamine. Para-Toluenediamine (P.T.D) is similar. Both ingredients are in up to 90% of hair dye products in Europe and are the primary cause of allergic reactions that can vary from an itchy scalp to scabs forming on the scalp,rash on the body, or in the most extreme cases a swelling of the face and neck where medical treatment is then recommended as a matter of urgency.

Others argue that serious reactions in hair color can be linked to ingredients such as ammonia, peroxide or diaminobenzene. Non ammonia oxidative colours normally contain Mono Ethanolamine which has no smell as it does not evaporate in the colour process and is again a well known irritant. [...Hair Dyes...]

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Vitamin and Mineral supplements

Admin, 18:49, 16 August 2011

Vitamin and Mineral shops and suppliers

The cost and quality of over the counter vitamins and mineral and other health supplements vary a lot. The potency and quality are important and sometimes you need to look for the correct comination of supplements and the type of coating they have.

What is an Enteric Coated Supplement?

http://www.cholesterolproofhearts.com/fish-oil/enteric-coated-fish-oil-89/

Enteric coated supplements are vitamin, mineral, or trace nutrient supplements that are highly concentrated forms of the nutrients coated with a compound to keep them from dissolving in the stomach and reacting with the stomach acid. You do not need an enteric coating for fish oils.

Some supplements are changed or neutralized by stomach acid, meaning the body does not get the full benefit from them.

Fish oil - Omega 3

Fish oil is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which can be broken down into two: EPA and DHA. According to the American Health Association, those who are healthy can stick to the 300 to 400 grams. However, if you are diagnosed with a heart condition, it is recommended to take at least 900 or even a thousand mg a day.

The two acids EPA and DHA are polyunsaturated fats which play an important role in our body's functions. This polyunsaturated fat contains double bonds which help to keep cell membranes healthy and the nerves working properly.

Item Source Ingredients Quantity Cost per tablet RDA
Super Strength Omega 3 1000mg Healthspan 600mg total omega 3, including 200mg DHA and 300mg EPA. 180 at £13.95 8p
Omega 3 Triple Strength 1000mg Simplysupplements 600mg total omega 3, including 220mg DHA and 330mg EPA. 120 at £6.99 7p

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