Low carbohydrates and cereal for a keto lifestyle

Carbohydrates are a nasty word but are often necessities. For those who are active all day, carbohydrates help provide the get-up-go you’ll need to survive the morning hours. Sadly, most eat carbohydrates and aren’t active. Unused carbohydrates go to your belly. This routine may promote diabetes 2 as your body seeks self-regulation. Oddly, while promoting health and taste, cereal contains more simple carbohydrates each morning. Keto diet disciples believe cereal carbohydrates are crap as part of their lifestyle. Yet many people are addicted to cereal.

Perhaps the most challenging meals each morning is cereal. From granola, to Muesli, to raisin bran, or oatmeal, there are considerable carbohydrates. As some may have only 20-30 grams of carbohydrates per serving, many “healthy” cereals have over 40 grams of carbohydrates per serving. Virtually none have no sugar because they hide it with sucralose or sugar alcohols. Including oatmeal, most don’t have enough fiber to yield a low-carb net rating.

A net carbohydrates rating takes number of total carbohydrates and subtracts fiber. Fiber is often insignificant in cereals.

Catalina Crunch Cereal touts itself as having 0 sugars, plenty of protein, and is a good source of fiber. But what about taste? The ceral uses a natural sweetener derived from luo han guo, a small melon native to parts of Southern China and Thailand — for a more subtle sugar-free taste. Lug han guo is the extract of a monkfruit. Monkfruit has been used for centuries in Eastern medicine as a cold and digestive aid, and now it is also being used to sweeten foods and beverages. Because Catalina Crunch cereal has limited distribution, this recent start-up cereal hasn’t been analyzed by FDA about it’s sweetening agent. Like the stevia plant, Lug han guo is derived as plant-based.

How does Luo han guo sweeten? It contains natural non-sugar sweet tasting compounds made up of triterpenoid glycosides, which have sweetness levels ranging from hundreds of times to about one-half that of sugar. According to USA National Institutes of Health, they have strong antioxidant activity and inhibit the formation of advanced glycation end products, implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy, embryopathy, neuropathy or impaired wound healing.

There is very little published evidence but some believe that Luo han guo may cause some liver damage and by what quantity may do so. As with many plants, Luo han guo have statins, commonly purported as an ingredient to manage high cholesterol. This plant features statins that compare with simvastatin, or Zocor.

According to Healthline, Monkfruit extract is 150 to 200 times sweeter than sugar. The extract contains zero calories, zero carbohydrates, zero sodium, and zero fat. Studies in mice with diabetes suggest that monk fruit extract may even reduce blood sugar levels.

Preliminary observations as a dietary supplement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers monk fruit sweeteners to be generally regarded as safe. Yes, Amazon sells it.

As plants are sources of carbohydrates, a quantity of monkfruit may deliver low carbohydrates, although products claim zero.

Monk fruit is commonly used as a substitution for sugar in confections, soups, sauces and beverages. But because it is much sweeter than sugar, a 1-to-1 substitution may be too sweet. Experiment in the kitchen and find the ratio that fits your needs. Consider starting with 1/3 cup monk fruit sugar for 1 cup sugar. Let’s hope Catalina Crunch and competitors tweak their extracts.

For those seeking to find a cereal that has no carbohydrates (yet) then Catalina Crunch helps make cereal suited for your dietary lifestyle. As with all sugar substitutes, monkfruit is an acquired taste.

Unless you’re running, biking, walking, or working on a farm, those astronomical carbohydrates may be adding to your aging process. Maybe stevia and monkfruit may help reduce those carbohydrates found in cereals, while preserving the taste. Artificial sweeteners taste bad but monkfruit sweeteners are a good option for people watching their weight. Unlike some artificial sweeteners, there’s no evidence to date showing that monkfruit has negative side effects. Although wo can tell what the far future brings?

Vitamin nutrients for immune system may thwart sickness

Whatever diet you follow, getting nutrients in sufficient quantity may help build your body’s immune system against many diseases.

Nutritional supplements, in USA, aren’t viewed as traditional treatments as insufficient science evidence hasn’t passed FDA standards. Nutrients may be health enhancers and are frequently discussed outside the USA. Most of the USA medical community has not been taught nutritional approaches to aid and reduce severity of certain sicknesses.

The USA hospital system works toward reducing symptomatic reactions to sickness. Using vitamins and nutrients routinely aim at supporting body wellness. It is alternate therapy as opposed to traditional therapy. Nonetheless, the USA National Institutes of Health cites research studies on how vitamins impact boosting immunity to viruses, fungi, and bacteria in the first place.

Examples of nutrients, according to Harvard Nutrition Center, that have been identified as critical for the growth and function of immune cells include vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, selenium, iron, and protein (including the amino acid glutamine). They are found in a variety of plant and animal foods. You might also find Elderberry, Echinacea, Astragalus and Golden Seal in some immune support combination pills.

Dosages? Supplements, derived naturally or through lab, are chemicals and routine dosage is an issue. I suggest contacting a registered nutritionist. Overdosing may induce digestive problems. Overdosing Vitamin D3 (more than 5,000 IU) every day may lead to intracranial pressure, according to American Journal of Medicine. Symptoms of increased intracranial pressure may include lethargy, vomiting, seizures, vision changes, and behavior changes. Signs of too much zinc include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and headaches. When people take too much zinc for a long time, they sometimes have problems such as low copper levels, lower immunity, and low levels of HDL cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol).

So…although these immune elevation supplements may help reduce severity of COVID-19 symptoms (for example), overdosing these will deliver reversed and uncomfortable results.

This is why a local registered nutritionist should be consulted when taking large doses of supplements routinely. It is possible to have too much of a good thing. What is your proper dose?

Locked in a coronavirus-19 pandemic, these supplements are getting more exposure. With no prescriptions required, these are easily accessible. A medically trained doctor is unlikely to provide more than anecdotal advice. It is very valuable to connect with a registered nutritionist.

After all this, proper dieting and exercise is always advised by all.

Vitamin nutrients for immune system may thwart sickness when used reasonably. During the pandemic, it’s more protection in addition to masks, shields, and other protective gear. That is until a dependable vaccine comes along.

Is happiness and sadness genetic

Certain people seem predisposed to happiness and sadness. It may be a personal construct or attitude of life. Some say they’re sometimes happy and sometimes sad. Psychologists may see it as bipolar manic-depression. But that’s in uncontrollable phases. There are now some emerging studies that happiness and sadness may extend from genetics.

A scientist has discovered why happiness might very well be genetic. A human’s level of happiness is linked to their genetic makeup, according to a researcher who carried out groundbreaking work in the area—but it’s nearly impossible to modify genes to boost your contentment. Genetics may factor about 40%. 40% of happiness is determined by your actions, your attitude or optimism, and the way you handle situations. Some say that 10% might depend on circumstances.

A twin study of over 2,000 twins from the Minnesota Twin Registry found that approximately 50% of life satisfaction is due to genetics.

Of course, 2020 has kicked many into sadness and frustration, many find humor by creating memes that are posted on social media. Yes, some enjoy happiness and share happiness in the most challenging situations.

Does happiness factor into longer life? According to one study of those aged 65 or over, variants are mixed. Only 1.4% to about 8% happy people lived longer than average. Then again, there are thousands of things that may get you not to reach 65.

Everyone seeks happiness in different ways. It could be social. It could be games, puzzles, and physical activities. It could be food. It could be sex. It could also be marriage. Happiness is an outlook that’s within you.

People try to list happiness traits, such as:
Gratitude. Gratitude is essential for happiness.
Present Focus. Happy people tend to live in the moment.
Humor. Humor is also important, no matter who you are or where you work.
Self-Confidence. Confidence goes a long way.
Adaptability.
Optimism.
Intangible Values.

But I believe there is much more. Is happiness genetically inherited? Is it a developed personality? Nature or nurture?

Published May 2020, during the height of the coronavirus-10 pandemic, Psychology Today studied personality and happiness. There were few conclusions but they correlated that happiness goes with well-being or general wellness.

Many associate a happiness personality with, what Karen Horney studies, extroversion, which could be nature or nurture. Studies on the Genetics of Wellbeing and Its Components Satisfaction with Life, Happiness, and Quality of Life crop up more frequently. More studies are needed.

I’d say that newborn babies are the best predictor of innate happiness. If they tend to smile and laugh, they may have the happy gene. If they smile and laugh while destroying their dolls, they may have a future as a doctor or a serial killer.

I have a happy outlook of life. Despite my mobility challenges, I have the traits of a happy personality. I think I was born with them.

VIP Syndrome health care for the few

Health care for chronic and acute illnesses in the USA is average, with a few spikes of genius. Most follow common methods and do not learn about supplemental wellness. Some are fortunate to access health affordable health care. As an inverted bell, the low extremes – poorest and wealthiest have some access. The moon may belong to everyone but the best things in life cost money and influence. The VIP-Syndrome deals with health care for the richest and more influential. Is that true?

A significant issue is health care for all. Yet, even in areas around the world where universal health care is available, a person’s status may receive better medical care. It is known as VIP-Syndrome. A “VIP-syndrome” has been recognized. It occurs when a very important person (VIP) is admitted to a health care facility and the status of that person affects decisions about medical care.

Universal health care may require long waits for appointments and therapeutic treatment. Care visits are brief. In European countries, people need to spend more for better health care. Yes, it’s best to be a VIP or is it really?

Every now and then, you read news articles of hospitals that have floors dispensing ordinary health care and other floors where wealthy people may get upscale health care. What distinguishes heath care quality? VIP-Syndrome! In wealthier countries, VIP medicine is a variety of the VIP-syndrome—the phenomenon of a perceived “VIP” (very important person) using his or her status to influence a given professional or institution to make unorthodox decisions under the pressure or presence of said VIP, that relates to the accessibility and quality of care. It is not a schism of mediocrity. VIP-Syndrome demonstrates that status has privileges to better health care.

Who might be a VIP? According to the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH), VIP patients, often those who hold celebrity status, power, or perceived connections, engender awe and fear in those who care for them, even though they may be medical professionals and clinicians who have an intimate knowledge of medicine and the medical system. Is this patient-centered health care? Or is it Netflix type health care on demand for short term health over wellness?

VIP-Syndrome health care may not be better than ordinary health care. According to the ABIM Foundation, VIP-Syndrome (in certain circumstances) may be bad for the VIP. ABIM stands for American Board of Internal Medicine and works towards core values of medical professionalism. As a VIP receives health care, that individual can sign and dictate custom health care.

Coined around 1964, VIP-Syndrome came from the field of psychiatry. Psychiatrist Walter Weintraub described the syndrome in a 1964 article in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, noting that “the treatment of an influential man can be extremely hazardous for both patient and doctor.” Does patient influence (or appearance) influence neutrality within a therapeutic treatment? Since 1964, this VIP-Syndrome brought up assorted ethical questions that tightened and set restrictions of therapeutic modalities.

For example, since First Lady Betty Ford made it vogue, rehab centers cropped up to serve addiction therapies for VIP individuals. Though efficacy studies have been tried, even the costly VIP rehab centers tend to generate less than 10% long-term graduates. This helps demonstrate that VIP-Syndrome Rehab-on-Luxury Demand fares about as well as ordinary rehab modalities regarding addictive behaviors.

In 2020, VIP-Syndrome is most viable as a tool to condemn a pandemic during a pivotal pre-election war of ideas. Chiding health care for all, one VIP with VIP-Syndrome is manipulating his health to win sympathy and erase a vast disease from the minds of fans. VIP-Syndrome is when the needs of the one outweigh the needs of the many. Being a VIP in health care and influence on medical caring may be hazardous to health.

VIP-Syndrome is not a condition to be taken lightly. But… if you have the bucks and brains, the doctors may have degrees and experience but VIP-Syndrome means you’re still the boss. But does that VIP accept responsibility if the guesses are wrong? Do the probabilities of side-effects outweigh going back too early? That’s why VIP-Syndrome sounds like a form of disease itself. Means justify the ends.

Power of dietary fiber

Wellness has a very close partnership with chi (energy) and how it flows routinely. It’s how energy flows. That’s how dietary fiber each day helps build immmunity from toxins. According to an article published by AARP:
“Soluble fiber changes immune cells from being pro-inflammatory warrior cells to anti-inflammatory peacekeeper cells,” says Gregory Freund, M.D., of the University of Illinois. Here’s why: Soluble fiber boosts production of the protein interleukin-4, which stimulates the body’s infection-fighting T-cells.

When you think of dietary fiber, it’s about flow. If you’re thinking about eliminating excess fats, including cholesterol, fiber helps create bathroom visits. Meat and fish have no dietary fiber. Your side of vegetables contains fiber. Yes, fiber is integral in many carbohydrates. Fiber also lowers blood sugar levels. Fiber helps aid flow to promote wellness.

The best and most fiber is delivered through “whole” foods. The most commonly recognized source of fiber in the adult diet comes from non-digestible carbohydrates and lignin which occurs naturally as part of the food consumed, such as from whole grains (oat, wheat, barley, rice, etc.), beans, fruits and vegetables. Fiber is also contained in breast milk in the form of galact-oligosaccharides. Normal pasteurized milk has no fiber.

How much dietary fiber is necessary? The American Heart Association Eating Plan suggests eating a variety of food fiber sources. Total dietary fiber intake should be 25 to 30 grams a day from food, not supplements. Currently, dietary fiber intakes among adults in the United States average about 15 grams a day. That’s about half the recommended amount. That’s because most people eat processed foods. Processing effectively reduces fiber to nothing. Most breakfast cereal only have about 3 grams of fiber per serving. White bread has virtually no fiber per slice.

When counting carbohydrates, grams of fiber are subtracted from total carbs. If a can of beans (about 3 servings) has 75 grams of total carbohydrates. Dietary fiber may be up to 25 grams. This delivers net-carbohydrates of 50 grams per can. Strange? Not really…because fiber is a type of carbohydrate that your body can’t digest, it does not affect your blood sugar levels. You should subtract the grams of fiber from the total carbohydrate.

Of course there are 2 fundamental dietary fiber types. They behave differently. There are two types – soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber dissolves in water, and includes plant pectin and gums. Insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve in water. It includes plant cellulose and hemicellulose. Soluble fiber can help improve digestion and lower blood sugar, while insoluble fiber can soften stool, making it easier to pass.

Suprisingly, there’s more fiber in parts of foods you don’t eat. Like peanut shells (yech). Waste not. Some fibers, such as those from Psyllium Husks, are considered almost as a natural laxative. Psyllium husk, a natural dietary fiber originating from plantago ovata, has been the source of both soluble and insoluble fiber in Metamucil for 80 years. Studies suggest that the psyllium in Metamucil works differently. The psyllium fiber in Metamucil forms a viscous gel that traps some bile acids (made from cholesterol) and gently removes them from your body. This gel also traps some carbohydrates and sugars, allowing them to be more slowly absorbed by the body. This gelling property of psyllium also helps you feel less hungry between meals and promotes digestive health.

There’s no evidence that daily use of fiber supplements — such as psyllium (Metamucil, Konsyl, others) or methylcellulose (Citrucel) — is harmful. Fiber has a number of health benefits, including normalizing bowel function and preventing constipation. Psyllium Husks are also sold as supplements as ppwders or pills. Some early cholesterol drugs used psyllium husks that were sprinkled on foods. Yes, they can. But a rather acquired taste that offended many.

One study found that 5 grams of psyllium twice a day can help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar. A repeated test study showed that the amount of psyllium husks should be tailored to the individual.

As opposed to European medicine, USA doctors shy away from these supplements. They prescribe other bile-sequestrants. Psyllium Husks seem very beneficial but responsible dosing with a nutritionist recommendation may avoid some uncomfortable side-effects. Gas or stomach cramping may occur. Metamucil and some psyllium husk supplements may contain sugar, sodium, or phenylalanine. Check the medication label if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, phenylketonuria (PKU), or if you are on a low-salt diet. Also vomiting is common.

Vomiting may be associated with NOT drinking at least 8-ounces of water after a dose. Inadequate water may result in husk thickening in throat.

I tend to support the American Heart Association’s approach of getting good fiber from whole foods. For those who are constipated, maybe Metamucil or a supplement may be helpful. Psyllium husk dosage varies. Start with a conservative approach. Take 1 teaspoon of finely ground psyllium husk once a day in the morning, mixed with at least 8 ounces of liquid and followed by an additional 8-ounce glass of water. You may feel full and even more bloated the first few days, but after a week your body should be used to the increased fiber.

According to the Mayo Clinic:
Benefits of a high-fiber diet may
Normalize bowel movements. Dietary fiber increases the weight and size of your stool and softens it.
Helps maintain bowel health.
Lowers cholesterol levels.
Helps control blood sugar levels.
Aids in achieving healthy weight.

Might be worth trying? Add dietary fiber as a routine to your daily nutrition needs.

Starch and resistant starch carbohydrates and you

Carbohydrates are classified into three subtypes: monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides. They form key nutrients your body needs and your tongue craves. Excess dietary carbohydrates may lead to diabetes and weight gain. Sugar and starch are examples of many foods. The only foods without sugar or starch are meat and fish. All plants have carbohydrates. Both are pre-factors of energy fuel.

When people talk about carbohydrates, sugar comes to mind, normally sucrose, fructose, and glucose. They come from plants and a great source is sugar, derived from cane and many fruits.

Another carbohydrate is starch. Starches are long chains of the sugar glucose joined together. Starches (formerly known as complex carbohydrates) occur naturally in a large range of foods including nutrient-rich foods like root vegetables, legumes, cracked wheat, brown rice, pearl barley, quinoa and oats. As with sugar, there are many starches. There are essentially two types of starch -simple starch that are digested rapidly and resistant starch that metabolizes at a slower rate.

Resistant Starch is the subject of the latest health studies. Unlike other forms of starch, the small intestine does not digest resistant starch. Instead, it passes through and gets metabolized by the large intestine. Skipping the digestive process means that resistant starch gets turned into fuel. The fuel is then burned off quickly as energy, while some resistant starch remains to become prebiotics, food for the healthy bacteria that live in the gut.

According to Johns Hopkins Medical, Resistant starch is a carbohydrate that resist digestion in the small intestine and ferments in the large intestine. As the fibers ferment they act as a prebiotic and feed the good bacteria in the gut. There are several types of resistant starch. Food processing usually reduces the healthy effects resistant starches provide. Processing minimizes heart and body health benefits that resistant starch provides.

Foods that contain resistant starch include:
Plantains and green bananas (as a banana ripens the starch changes to a regular starch)
Beans, peas, and lentils (white beans and lentils are the highest in resistant starch)
Whole grains including oats and barley.
Cooked and cooled rice.
Seeds such as almonds, pistachios, and others that are not roasted.

There are two ways to add resistant starches to your diet — either get them from foods or take a supplement. Several commonly consumed foods are high in resistant starch. This includes raw potatoes, cooked and then cooled potatoes, green bananas, various legumes, cashews and raw oats, according to Healthline.

I don’t believe that eating resistant starch is a road to better health health. Using small portions of meats, fish, fruits complement nutritional holes and tastes as life fuels. These are the natural components for activity and endurance.

As the fuels of early civilization, grains could be dried for storage. Fruits were also dried by dehydration or preserves. Survivalists dried fish and dried meat to help make foods last longer for travel and activity. The jerky was popular for feeding soldiers centuries ago for nutrients, albeit sugars and salts at unhealthy levels.

With the absence of drinkable water, sea travelers knew to ferment grains to make whiskies and beer. They also fermented fruits into wine. These helped dilute the salty tastes of dried fish and meats.

Resistant starch foods deliver more than essentials for food if you have an active lifestyle. If you are inactive, then you can gain weight and develop sicknesses. Carbohydrate based diets are for movers and shakers but resistant starch is more enduring.

Barring pathogens from the air, preserving foods support healthy lifestyles in lock downs. Resistant starch foods may keep you healthy.

Here are resistant starch recipes to try.

South Atlantic anomaly and viruses

Long ago, a galaxy far away fell apart. Well…actually a solar system exploded as a star went to black. The frontier of space is not a void. Besides meteors and asteroids, space is filled with tiny fragments from destroyed planets, moons, and stars. Astronomers have discovered one of those particles that they call South Atlantic Anomaly or SAA.

According to Space.com and other sources the South Atlantic Anomaly is a weak spot in Earth’s magnetic field, which protects the planet from high doses of solar wind and cosmic radiation. This anomaly exists because the Earth’s inner Van Allen radiation belt comes closest to the planet’s surface, causing an increased flux of energetic particles.

Earth’s magnetic field, also known as the geomagnetic field, is the magnetic field that extends from the Earth’s interior out into space, where it interacts with the solar wind, a stream of charged particles emanating from the Sun or elsewhere. Earth’s space station, satellites, and moon, as well as Earth itself have magnetic fields that helps keep keep our atmosphere in check, as well as weather patterns, and surfaces.

What would happen if Earth’s magnetic field disappeared tomorrow? A larger number of charged solar particles would bombard the planet, putting power grids and satellites on the fritz and increasing human exposure to higher levels of cancer-causing ultraviolet radiation. According to the writers of Live Science, it would be the end of earth life as we know it. It is climate change at a horrific degree. And our satellites and Space Station will plummet down to our planet.

Many theories about climate change blame our planetary lifestyles that are changing Earth’s temperatures. Humans are increasingly influencing the climate and the earth’s temperature by burning fossil fuels, cutting down rainforests and farming livestock. This adds enormous amounts of greenhouse gases to those naturally occurring in the atmosphere, increasing the greenhouse effect and global warming.

Livestock? Livestock eat grasses and plants that otherwise would contribute to our atmosphere via photosynthesis. During photosynthesis in green plants, light energy is captured and used to convert water, carbon dioxide, and minerals into oxygen and energy-rich organic compounds.

Now the South Atlantic Anomaly is threatening to speed the process by damaging the magnetic field. NASA has been tracking the South Atlantic Anomalyand believes this particle has attached itself to Earth’s magnetic field…much like a virus to a cell. SAA is creating a dent in Earth’s magnetic field. Is it science fiction theory or fact?

Based on teachings in Astronomy, this anomaly exists because the Earth’s inner Van Allen radiation belt comes closest to the planet’s surface, causing an increased flux of energetic particles. A belt is a zone of energetic charged particles, most of which originate from the solar wind, that are captured by and held around a planet by that planet’s magnetic field. Earth has two such belts and sometimes others may be temporarily created.

How does a dent in the magnetic field effect climate change? Earth revolves at an angle. This helps create seasons as the sun’s reflection moves from Tropic of Cancer to Equator and Tropic of Capricorn. North hemisphere winters are South hemisphere summers. 4 distinct seasons north and south. But this wasn’t always the case, according to scientists.

The reversal was dated to approximately 15 million years ago. In August 2018, researchers reported a reversal lasting only 200 years. But a 2019 paper estimated that the most recent reversal, 780,000 years ago, lasted 22,000 years. If areas of strength and weakness happens, sometimes the field even flip-flops, with north and south switching places. The current weakening of the Earth’s magnetic field could portend another one of these flip-flops, or it could simply be a temporary fluctuation.

For reasons not entirely understood but related to the planet’s interior dynamics, the magnetic field is currently undergoing a period of weakening. That’s why magnetic north is drifting. As of February 2019, magnetic north was located at 86.54 N 170.88 E, within the Arctic Ocean, according to the NCEI.

The fluctuating dent made by the South Atlantic Anomaly onto the world’s electromagnetic field may also influence virus behavior. The effects of pathogens are being potentiated by electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) in a dual manner. EMFs greatly impact our immune system, making us more susceptible to viruses, bacteria and biotoxins, and also potentiate the virulence of those pathogens. Can the coronavirus-19 pandemic have something to do with the South Atlantic Anomaly?

As Earth civilization explores new frontiers in space, there’s much to learn about the South Atlantic Anomaly as the dent may impact Earth. So far, the South Atlantic Anomaly dent can infect digital devices, including satellites and smart devices. As we view Mars, Venus, Jupiter and other seemingly lifeless planets near us, phenomena of unidentified space particles may have resulted in chaos. Until we can cruise at much faster than the speed of light, the South Atlantic Anomaly may thwart efforts now and for other generations.

So far, Earth’s atmosphere insulates us well from solar winds and particles. Tiny particles burn and are destroyed in the upper atmosphere. South Atlantic anomaly requires more observations to determine how it impacts our lifestyle now and the future.

GPF toilet flush from clog to flow

Each time you flush your toilet, over a gallon of water empties the bowl with a gravity-fed system. Sometimes it takes gallons. Federal and local rules reduce the flow significantly. 1.28 and 1.6 gpf. Is this significant to do the job? Remember multiple flushes don’t always work and toilet drains may clog. Is new science and technology necessary?

GPF means gallons of water required to empty a toilet of waste. The old chamber pots were causes of disease especially in urban areas. It was only by the dawn of the 1900’s that flushing toilets were mandatory in residential homes and commercial buildings. These gravity fed devices, using flushometers or water tanks delivered 3 to 5 gallons of water per flushing task. Conserving water became necessary by the 1980’s. GPF limits were necessary.

In the 1800’s, England addressed their massive sewage system, a remnant from Roman occupation. A water limiter was required. In the late-19th century, a London plumbing impresario named Thomas Crapper manufactured one of the first widely successful lines of flush toilets. Crapper did not invent the toilet, but he did develop the ballcock, an improved tank-filling mechanism still used in toilets today.

As we moved to the 21st century, USA limits were mandated to reduce gpf. When it comes to flushing toilets, is a 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) toilet better than a 1.28 gallon per flush toilet?

When it comes to flushing with pride, you need a liberal amount of water to assure movement into pipes and sewer systems. Yet conservative approaches feel 1.28 gpf is enough. Is it? This is hotly debated. Are the 0.32 gpf differences really conserving water?

Federal law currently mandates that all toilets manufactured in the United States use no more than 1.6 gallons per flush, but WaterSense-labeled models only require 1.28 gallons or less per flush. Toilets made from the early 1980s to 1992 typically used 3.5 gallons per flush (13.2 liters) or more. Some cities, such as New York, only allow 1.28 gpf.

Among residential living, flushing is the biggest water hog in the house. Older, conventional toilets can use 5 to 7 gallons per flush, but low-flow models use as little as 1.6 gallons. Since the average person flushes five times a day, the gallons can really add up. Yet a 1.28 gpf may require8 flushes to kinetically move the mass.

Reason dictates that more water permits a better flush. The 1.6 GPF toilets use more water, thus flush better than the 1.28 GPF toilets. They flush down a heavy mass of waste and do not leave stains on the bowl. They are little chance of clogs too. Hence, you save water when you use the 1.6 GPF toilets.While a 1.6 gpf uses one flush to remove flushable matter, a 1.28 gpf typical gravity fed toilet might require 2 or more flushes and are likely to clog.

Maximum performance (MaP) testing conducted by independent agencies determines how much solid waste a toilet can handle. A rating of 350 to 600 grams for a 1.6-gallon flush is good, although some toilets can handle up to 1,000 grams (2.2 pounds!) using only 1.28 gpf.

Recent advancements have allowed toilets to use 1.28 gallons per flush or less while still providing equal or superior performance. This is 20 percent less water than the current federal standard of 1.6 gallons per flush. The WaterSense label is used on toilets that are independently certified to meet rigorous criteria for both performance and efficiency. Only water-saving toilets that complete the certification process can earn the WaterSense label. Is it really sensible? Maybe. Using hydraulic technologies 1.28 gpf may do the job.

The first modern flushable toilet was described in 1596 by Sir John Harington, an English courtier and the godson of Queen Elizabeth I. Harington’s device called for a 2-foot-deep oval bowl waterproofed with pitch, resin and wax and fed by water from an upstairs cistern, according to the History Channel.

The idea of today is to push gravity feed with technology to move waste with 1.28 gpf efficiently, without clogs. New toilets were the children of invention. Leading manufacturers are Kohler, American Standard, Toto, and Gerber. Of course all these deviate from normal Crapper designs,and require special service if repair is required.

These new flushing systems must meet a Class 5 standard. The Class Five flushing system is designed for extraordinary bulk flushing performance. Its large flush valve allows rapid release of water combined with a direct fed jet and maximizes water flow.

Kohler has aquapiston. The engine behind Kohler’s powerful toilets is our patented AquaPiston flush canister.
Water enters the canister from 360 degrees for a flush that packs a powerful punch to eliminate clogs without wasting water.

Toto According to TOTO, TORNADO FLUSH: the powerful toilet flushing. TORNADO FLUSH is an essential feature of every TOTO toilet. Depending on the model, two or three jets create a powerful, circulating whirlpool of water that cleans every inch of the bowl – for effective, efficient cleaning inspired by a tornado.

American-Standard uses 6 different flushing systems developed for light-duty, home, and commercial use. The Champion® 4 Flushing System: This top-of-the-line system is virtually clog-free, so you’ll never have to plunge again. It’s packed with innovative features that make it ideal for busy and/or large households. Flushes up to 200 feet of toilet paper at a time, according to American-Standard.

Gerber seems to be the plumbers favorite. In response to customer complaints, Gerber developed UltraFlush to Class 5 standards. Gerber’s pressure-assist Ultra Flush claims it can flush 1 gpf and even 0.8 gpf toilets.

Toto tends to make sleek toilets and claim a siphon jet flush of 1 gpf. All brands have a model that is ADA compliant… meaning comfortable for people with disabilities but choices may be limited.

The real problem with Class-5 toilets is it isn’t Do-It-Yourself friendly. The flushing mechanisms are brand-specific. If you need service for your toilet, you really need local, factory-authorized plumbers convenient to your location. Sometimes this is hard to do.

Toilets usually lack flushing power because the waste pipe, siphon jet, or rim jets are partially clogged, or the water level in the tank or bowl is too low. In those cases, blockage needs to be cleared and adjust the system to correct the water levels.

Toilets are necessary in each home. They must easily move mass in one flush for flow efficiency. If they don’t, unsavory clogs will develop repeatedly. Ask questions and learn about technologies and how they work best for you.

Unfortunately vendors do not have operational toilets at demonstration centers or stores like Home Depot or similar. You want to be satisfied with your toilet for many years. Ask, ask, and ask again before you order a new toilet. While drain clogs may happen, they should be rare.

1.28 or less gpf systems can work. They save water. They help maintain sewers and cesspools. They reduce water taxes. Some are even self-cleaning! A good toilet means flushing with pride and love.

Where have all other diseases gone in pandemic

The 2020 pandemic is altering many lifestyles but people are adapting 50% or so. Well…masks and social distancing aren’t taken seriously. Amidst this pandemic, a group of medical doctors did a review that there appears to be a trend that many diseases are significantly reduced. Is there real evidence to support this? Anyone know where those diseases went?

Flu attacks respiratory and circular weaknesses. Coronavirus-19 and its variants seem to do a very good job. Where have other deaths gone? Are they being overshadowed by the pandemic from CoVid-19?

A new study in Journal of American Medical Association (8/2/20), observed: in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and North Carolina, decreases in emergency department visits ranged from 41.5% in Colorado to 63.5% in New York, with the most rapid rates of decrease in visits occurring in early March.

This notes significant trends that fewer patients are being attended for non-COVID as emergencies or as admissions during the pandemic over 5 months.

It is estimated that 5 – 20% of people in the United States and 10% of Europeans are infected with influenza each year during flu season; globally resulting in about 3-5 million severe cases and 250,000-500,000 deaths every year.

2020 is one of several pandemic crises. It’s just 103 years from one of the biggest after World War I. The horrific scale of the 1918 influenza pandemic—known as the “Spanish flu”—is hard to fathom. The virus infected 500 million people worldwide and killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million victims—that’s more than all of the soldiers and civilians killed during World War I combined. Some are covered in annual flu vaccines. Descendants of the 1918 influenza virus still circulate today, and current seasonal influenza vaccines provide some protection against the 1918 virus.

Coronavirus-19 is a flu that potentially attacks people with chronic respiratory diseases and vascular issues. A flu is contagious. This tiny virus is lingering and reproducing better versions to make a pandemic valid. In flu seasons, getting a flu is common. This coronavirus is a flu but seems more complex and frightening. It’s cause for biggest pandemic in history.

Where have all the diseases gone in this pandemic?

There are upper respiratory infections and lower respiratory infections. Viruses enjoy lingering and attaching to healthy cells. Common cold and digestive issues reveal body malfunctions. Organisms gain entry to the respiratory tract by inhalation of droplets and invade the mucosa. Epithelial destruction may ensue, along with redness, edema, hemorrhage and sometimes an exudate (a mass of cells and fluid that has seeped out of blood vessels or an organ, especially in inflammation). Like any body irregularity, inflammation partners, and exudation may mean good news or bad news.

Hard to determine. These States are very different with varying lifestyles and per-capita statistics. Studies are done to answer or refute questions.

Did patients have fewer heart attacks and strokes in this period due to lifestyle changes stemming from the pandemic? Or did rates stay constant, with more people suffering at home instead of coming into the emergency room because of the pandemic?

During the pandemic and lockdown measures, coronavirus-19 may have substituted for other chronic disease diagnoses. So people with bad cold symptoms might have been seen as susceptible to coronavirus flu.

While there are health pandemics in the USA about every couple decades, none of those pandemics are as lifestyle redefining as coronavirus-19, without any durable vaccines that have been thoroughly tested under neutral empirical standards.

People tend to be glib about common colds that may include acute flu strains and viral infections. Testing was less relevant as symptoms faded within weeks. So colds could have been bacterial or viral. Masks, gloves, and distancing would have been wise choices to filter microbial transmission. Glib attitudes among doctors, people, employers, and affordable health care never were really sensitive to poossible repiratory infectons on-the-go.

According to the CDC,uncomplicated influenza signs and symptoms typically resolve after 3-7 days for the majority of people, although cough and malaise can persist for more than 2 weeks, especially in elderly people and those with chronic lung disease. People with flu are most contagious in the first three to four days after their illness begins. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Orthodox medicine suggests that masks, gloves, handwashing help reduce likeliness of getting the flu. Yet the coronavirus behind the 2020 pandemic is a new form of virus microbe that is also mutating to form newer variants. That means our bodies have not seen this virus before and we are unlikely to have any antibodies.

In common cold flu no tests are given by practice. Most doctors prescribe antibiotics. If a virus infection is the untested cause, antibiotics are abused. Antibiotics do not work against viruses; they only work on bacterial infections. Antibiotics do not prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19), because COVID-19 is caused by a virus, not bacteria.

During this 2020 pandemic, moles become mountains. The length and the severity of the pandemic foster disobedience of not wearing masks and social distancing properly. CDC estimates that influenza was associated with more than 35.5 million illnesses, more than 16.5 million medical visits, 490,600 hospitalizations, and 34,200 deaths during the 2018–2019 influenza season.

The limited scope of the JAMA trend analysis study basically diminishes other respiratory and congestive diseases to lower importance. Few die of artery and breathing diseases because coronavirus is dominant in thoughts and minds.

Older people are subjects to other diseases, contagious or not. Adding coronavirus to the series during a pandemic makes medicine and science more confusing. Where have all those diseases gone? They’re there. Hidden in deaths.

JAMA’s numbers are incorrect. The real numbers are accidentally hidden. Globally, for seasonal influenza, the WHO estimates the mortality rate is usually below 0.1%. However, the WHO also notes that mortality is “to a large extent determined by access to and quality of healthcare”. When this pandemic fades to memories, the numbers of hospital admissions will return to what they were before 2020. That is…until the next pandemic shows up. It’s likely.

When it came to orphans black lives mattered NYC

Orphans are often the forgotten minority. They were characterized in novels. Their lives were used for labor that no one else wanted to do. Either they were imprisoned or enslaved, orphans were parentless children that really didn’t matter. There were many orphan asylums for white children. What about Black orphans? New York City had an orphanage for Black orphans for over 100 years, proving that Black lives mattered.

After the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves were liberated. After the war there were many casualties. One was parentless children or orphans. Fine if you were white. What if you weren’t? There was an orphan asylum in New York City. For those unlucky orphans, they were modified slave replacements working the fields, the mines, and other things. But they had food, clothing, shelter, and medical care. No salaries. For whatever orphan asylums were bad, they were the better places for orphans. The Colored Orphans Asylum was one of the best places for Black orphans to grow and feel safe.

Orphans had many orphan asylums and orphanages for escape and care. The black community only had one in New York City. When it came to housing and caring for Black orphans, this was one orphanage for them in the USA from 1836 to 1946.

Slavery was abolished in New York in 1827. THE COLORED ORPHANS ASYLUM OF NEW YORK was a four-story home on 43rd Street and 5th Avenue, and was founded by 3 Quakers.. In 1836, when opened, most of New York City lived below 14th Street. New York had a segregationist policy that placed orphan, reform, and insane asylums in the farthest perimeter. At the time, the NYC reservoir shed hadn’t been constructed yet. It seemed rural.

It wasn’t until 1866 that a colored orphanage opened in Brooklyn. The Home for Freed Children and Others was founded in 1866 by black Presbyterian minister Henry M. Wilson, black widow Sarah A. Tillman, and white general Oliver Otis Howard. At the time, Brooklyn was not part of New York City. It was financially mismanaged. It opened in a Black area near Crown Heights called Weeksville.

The peak importance in New York was after the Emancipation Proclamation but orphans were still segregated. In 1866, just three years after the Emancipation Proclamation, freed Black women were travelling North with their children, many finding their way to New York City. Upon arriving they were hit with the reality that the families who would hire them for domestic work, often the only work available to them, would not allow them to keep their children. This provided a painful dilemma for these newly freed African American women who had come North seeking an improved life.

They had no choice but to work, often caring for the children of White families, but who would care for their children? Orphanages were one of the few available options at the time. However, orphanages, whether government or privately funded, refused to accept Black children. Black orphans often ended up in different forms of servitude—not far removed from slavery, living on the streets, or sometimes even housed in jails. However, one African American woman, recently widowed, decided to take matters into her own hands, and by 1866 Sarah Tillman was taking care of twenty Black children in her lower Manhattan home.

Homes for Freed orphans provided education and care. Yet these were small, financially starved, and poorly staffed.

The Colored Orphan Asylum, caring for hundreds of black children whose parents died or couldn’t raise them existed in North Bronx from 1903 to the 1950’s.It is the Hebrew Home for the Aged.

The first orphanage was established in the United States in 1729 to care for White children, orphaned by a conflict between Indians and Whites at Natchez, Mississippi. Some churches took care of orphans in the USA but only white orphans were accepted. Humane orphanages to house and feed orphans of color wasn’t even considered. The Mississippi legislature on November 22, 1865, passed “An Act to regulate the relation of master and apprentice, as relates to freedmen, free negroes, and mulattoes.”

After the Emancipation, though, the south found a way to use black orphans. Though not required to pay a wage to the children they “hired,” the law did require white “employers” to pay a fee to the county for the apprentice arrangement. The law claimed to require white “masters” to provide their apprentices with education, medical care, food, and clothing, but it also reinstituted many of the more notorious features of slavery.

The Colored Orphan Asylum was burned down by Irish mobs on July 13, 1863, during the first day of the New York Draft Riots. A policeman was killed while leading the children out the back door to escape. Was it racism? The underlying cause was poverty…Irish poverty. The New York Irish were more easily drafted into the army. The wealthier and earlier USA immigrants were able to buy themselves out of army service. The Colored Orphans Asylum became the target of poor Irish living south of 14th Street, especially from the infamous area known as the Five Points.

The Asylum was rebuilt in 1867 at 143rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue, and in 1907 was relocated again to the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The former property. on a river front street was contributed by President Theodore Roosvelt. In 1944, the Association’s name was changed to the Riverdale Children’s Association. It is now the Hebrew Home for the Aged. A remnant of the building remains intact.

According to UNICEF (2015), there were 140 million orphans. Much gratitude should be given to those who have fostered and worked hard for orphans of all races and ethnicity. The history of the Colored People Orphan Asylum, over 100 years. should remain one of many examples how we can dissolve the boundary lines of racial altruism. This was a really good institution that parented thousands of Black and other children over a century.

Financial support for orphan asylums and Freed-Man groups came from local and private endowment sources. Charities to poor varied from State to State in USA, New York being very responsive from 1600 to 1900. When it came to orphans, many were subjected to child labor, outside of orphan asylums, such as Orphan Trains. Federal legislation, as recent as 2007, have worked to controlling child labor in the USA. Yet…orphans are often overlooked regardless of race. Jewish Philanthropies has been a leading organization funding orphans regardless of race and religion since early 1900’s AND was a sponsor of the Colored Orphan Asylum at the Bronx location.

U.S. orphanages have been replaced with an improved foster care system and private adoption agencies like American Adoptions. Not all orphan asylums were perfect but they saved children from the perils of living in the streets and seeking food. All lives matter. Black lives have been recognized.

When the Colored Orphan Asylum moved to the mansion-lined, most northwestern border of Bronx and Yonkers, it was renamed Riverdale Children’s Association. It remained an orphanage till 1946. It was converted to the Hebrew Home for the Aged.

The Colored Orphan Asylum was one of many such orphan asylums in mid-nineteenth-century New York City, one which served African American children who had lost at least one parent. Other orphanages had quota systems and could reject colored orphans. The Colored Orphan Asylum and Riverdale Children’s Association had no quotas. For over a century, Black orphans thrived from an idea of a group of Quaker women in New York City decided that Black orphans deserved golden glove treatment because they mattered. They created the first colored people orphan asylum that thrived and helped thousands of minority orphans for 120 years.