I don't have a lot of time to spend on keeping the human race alive...I've got novels to write...but today I have two simple bits of advice that should improve your chances of survival.
1. DO eat dark chocolate.
The anti-oxidents & fiber ferments in your stomach and creates Anti-inflammatory microbes. In addition it improves your vascular function, lowers your blood pressure, and increases your insulin sensitivity.
(Semi-sweet chocolate IS dark chocolate with sugar added.)
2. DON'T USE ANTIBIOTIC SOAPS
First of all: THEY DON'T WORK any better than soap & water.
Secondly: The main ingredient is VERY HARMFUL TO HUMANS.
Space Rep: Hold on! If that was true, the FDA would put a stop to it. Since they haven't --QED it's not harmful. Liza's wrong.
Liza: The FDA has known the dangers of Triclosan for more than two decades, and have put through orders that would stop its use several times over the last two decades.
Yet, for some reason. These orders never get implemented. They mysteriously wander off to someones desk or perhaps a paper shredder, so the dangerous substance continues to be sold as a healthy product that will keep us from getting sick.
Space Rep: What does it really do?
Liza: It screws with our metabolic system, increases our likelihood of food allergies and mucks with our brain development.
Space Rep: Wow, that's a big price just to prevent a cold.
Liza: It won't prevent a cold either. Turns out it is NO MORE EFFECTIVE than soap and water. So if you want to prevent the spread of disease, wash your hands with soap. This stuff is poison to your body.
Space Rep: Oh, I see now. Aliens must have taken control of the FDA.
Liza: Something has, and if we have any real journalists left, I wish someone would determine exactly where the process stops in the FDA and investigate that office to determine if they are taking bribes, have children held captive, or have received clear orders from above to paper shred it. Our FDA cannot do their job if external forces are allowed to manipulate the process, which appears to have happened multiple times here.
All the while, well meaning moms rub the poison on their children, wipe their counters down with it, even mop floors with it, believing in the words "Anti-bacterial" without checking the label.
It's also found it's way into lipstick too. You don't really want to die for a pretty smile do you?
Space Rep: Let me think about it....Uh....Nope.
Liza: Good, then avoid the product Triclosan.
Space Rep: How will I remember it?
Liza: Here's a memory aid; TRY CLOsing us down ANd we'll bribe someone else.
Space Rep: So it's hopeless. We're just going to keep have weaker and weaker babies until we go extinct?
Liza: We each have a choice. We can greatly reduce the use of this product by refusing to buy any products with TRI CLOS AN on the label. And if you choose to use it and have young boys in your home, go back and read my blog on how fragile our males are. Do you really wish to actively end the Human Race? I know we are seriously flawed, but some of us are really nice.
The serious Scientific America article on Triclosan & the FDA is here.
The serious Scientific America article on Chocolate is here.
I apologize for not being funny, but this topic defies humor, I fear.