Monday, August 23, 2010

1 in 96 chance of getting pregnant says study

The average couple has sex 96 times to get pregnant a new study by First Response has revealed.

It takes a woman just six months to conceive her first child, but is having to ‘do the deed’ over four times a week. The poll of 3000 mothers was commissioned by family planning brand First Response which also revealed that two thirds of women conceived much quicker than they expected.

One in 10 women have been so eager to get pregnant they have called their husband home from work when they were ovulating. And a further, pushy 10 per cent said they then jumped on their other half as soon as he walked through the door.

Despite this, 70 per cent of those polled said they wanted their baby to be conceived during a loving and spontaneous sex session rather than going through the mechanics. In order to woo their other half, a persistent 35 per cent of girls said they made more effort to look sexy when trying for a baby.

But it’s not all fun and games - nearly a quarter of women admitted that sex got really boring when trying to start a family, while 11 per cent of men complained at the amount of sex their wife or girlfriend was demanding and admitted to feeling completely used.

First Response said: ‘’Having sex 96 times before falling pregnant does sound rather a lot, but as they say practice makes perfect. However, for those not trying to conceive it’s very important to remember that many couples may also fall pregnant first time so if you are not trying for a baby please still use the necessary precautions.‘’Trying for a baby is a very exciting time for a couple and many try to have sex at every opportunity in order to get pregnant. Couples who are having problems conceiving can visit www.tellsyoufirst.co.uk for practical expert advice and handy tools by London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston to help set you on the right path

Some women are so eager to find out the happy news more than one in 20 women did a pregnancy test in work and four per cent used a testing kit in the public toilets at the shops.

First Response spokesperson added: ‘’It’s an extremely anxious time and many women want to find out whether they are expecting a child as soon as possible.”

The First Response Early Results Pregnancy Test is the only test in the UK that can accurately let you know if you’re pregnant up to six days before a missed period - two days before other at-home tests. This test is accurate and simple to use and the sooner you discover you are pregnant, the sooner you can begin to make the lifestyle changes required to give you the best head start to a healthy and happy pregnancy.

Another big surprise was that as much as nearly one in 10 females told their parents before telling their partner that they were expecting a child.

First Response

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What Happens To Your Body Within An Hour Of Drinking A Coke | NutritionResearchCenter.org

What Happens To Your Body Within An Hour Of Drinking A Coke | NutritionResearchCenter.org: "

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What happens in your body when you drink a soda, particularly cola and caffeinated sugary fizzy drinks.

  1. # In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.
  2. # 20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (There’s plenty of that at this particular moment)
  3. # 40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.
  4. # 45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.
  5. # 60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and/or artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.
  6. # 60 Minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolyte and water.
  7. #60 minutes: As the rave inside of you dies down you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, urinated away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like even having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.

"In clinic we advise avoiding all caffeinated drinks, fizzy sugar laden drinks - If you really love coffee then drink it occasionally for pure enjoyment and savour the moment but never as tool to rehydrate yourself - if you are feeling tired your body probably needs better fuel, rich in vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, and minerals not glucose and caffeine" says London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

American Diet Sponsored by Coke

ADA' s Current Corporate Sponsors: Ever wondered why things are getting worse not better?

Why diabetes, heart problems, cancer, osteoporosis, cancer, arthritis, strokes, Alzheimer's are afflicting more and more people?

The American Dietetic Association are working hard to find out why, sponsored of course by the Dairy industry, CocaCola, Mars, Hersheys, Kellogs and Pepsico et al.

Did you just put 2 and 2 together to make 5 ? tut tut

Clearly the world won't change without their say so but you have the power to change things - just vote with your shopping purse otherwise you are responsible by endorsing and condoning their actions.

They know one language and it's consumerism - they hear only 2 words - 'I want' , they see only two words - 'you buy' , they smell only one thing - 'profit'

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says - "To be fair all of these companies are investigating healthier food and drink it's just that so far the public have been luke warm to the solutions that have been offered and even a little suspicious of 'health' products offered by these companies preferring products from companies with a track record in health food and drink instead of junk food.

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Jamie Oliver and Nutritionists furious: Junk Food Back in Schools

Jamie Oliver furious as ConDems allow junk food back in schools - mirror.co.uk: Education minister Nick Gibb revealed to MPs that "new academies will not be required to comply with nutritional standards for school meals. They will be free to promote healthy eating and good nutrition as they see fit.'

A Jamie Oliver spokesman said: "He hopes the new academies will take the current nutritional standards as the correct approach. Clearly it's a huge concern that the decision will be made by each academy, opening the doors to the bad old days of reclaimed meat shapes and chips every day."

London Nutritionist
Yvonne Bishop-Weston says that "Allowing junk foods and ditching new nutritional guidelines is a much more worrying backward step by the Government than the furore over free milk. There was still more work to be done on in improving school meals so to hear that the ConDems have condemned nutrition standards in schools exposes their naivety."

Following the news that the David Cameron had embarrassed the Education Department and Minister Nick Gibb by making a U turn on free school milk the London Nutritionist told BBC Three Counties Radio "Saturated fat milk was a great way to fatten up the nation after the war but it has less relevance for today's obesity plagued nation. What's more important is teaching parents, children and teachers the importance and benefits of good nutrition, the nutrients in food that can help prevent disease and why many of the foods in the modern diet have no relevance in a healthy diet."