Category Archives: Health

Bacon Flavored Toothpaste

Bacon Flavored Toothpaste

Archie McPhee has just released an interesting new toothpaste.  It is bacon flavored.  I’m not sure about the usefulness of this toothpaste in the cleaning teeth category, but I’m sure it might be a hit in the flavor department.

Brushing your teeth with a strip of fried bacon is tricky. If it’s too crisp it will break apart as you brush and if it’s too limp you won’t be able to remove any of the plaque. So when it’s time to brush your teeth, leave the bacon strips for breakfast and try this Bacon Toothpaste. It’s the perfect way to keep your teeth and gums healthy while coating your mouth with the delicious flavor of smoky meat! Each tube contains 2.5 oz of potent paste

Aflockalypse – Mass Animal Deaths

Five thousand dead blackbirds rained from the sky on the first day of the New Year in Arkansas. Then more dead birds fell in other states. Then huge fish kills were discovered in multiple US waterways. And suddenly it became a worldwide phenomenon, with reports of mass die-offs of birds and fish in Sweden, Britain, Japan, Thailand, Brazil and beyond. Blogs connected the deadly dots, joking about the “aflockalypse” while others saw real signs of something sinister, either biblical or environmental. Religious bloggers loaded their sites with Bible verse, Hosea 4:1-3: “The land dries up, and all who live in it waste away; the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea are swept away.”

Wildlife disease specialists say the die-offs can be caused by disease or pollution, but at other times the cause remains a mystery. Dr Scott Wright of the USGS said that, with the cases in Arkansas, some sort of human activity could have “forced the birds off their night-time roost, which is abnormal for these species”. “We know from witness accounts that lots of folks heard very loud noises, repeatedly, noises on the order of something like commercial fireworks,” he said. “These same folks saw birds…flying low across the ground and smashing into their homes and cars and mailboxes and so forth.” Dr John Fischer, Director of the university’s Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study said all the birds seem to have suffered the same fate of “blunt force trauma”, caused by flying into large, inanimate objects.

Pregnancy and Flying


Talking about pregnancy and flying is way too random for me. Yet a recent conversation with a pregnant friend has prompted me to read about airline policies as well as general tips when flying while pregnant.

Pregnant women don’t have to be constrained from traveling. The majority of commercial airline allow pregnant women to travel prior to the end of the 35th week of being pregnant, whereupon expectant mothers are totally cautioned not to fly.

Actual conditions and terms from airline to airline are different, and it is really worth getting in touch with airlines ahead of time of traveling to verify their polices. A number of airlines, might ask for a medical certification indicating the expected date of delivery.

Guidelines for for Pregnant Flyers

Women that are pregnant must also be aware that flying has an increased health risk to the baby and mother compared to average traveler.

The chance of DVT is significantly accentuated and DVT preventative in-flight socks needs to be put on.

Background cosmic radiation levels are also greater at altitude, and this can be bad for the fetus. Pregnant women are, for that reason, advised to steer clear of flying throughout the 1st 3 months of being pregnant when possible.

If possible pregnant women should go for a business or first class ticket, particularly if you’re making a extended haul flight. Leg rests promote much better blood circulation, and greater leg room will give you better ease and comfort, as opposed to more confined economy class.

Seat belts needs to be worn low across the pelvis.

Staying away from immobility throughout the flight is extremely important for pregnant women, as the viscosity of their blood has a tendency to increase. Try strolling around the airplane at regular time periods.

Take in lots of water during the entire flight and stay away from the intake of heavy meals that, through extended immobility, can bring about stomach cramping pains and discomfort.

Don’t take sleeping pills to defend against jet lag, as an alternative make an effort to realign your sleeping patterns.

I hope you find this article about pregnancy and flying very useful and may it help you and your cute infant to stay healthy during your travel.