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Grab Bag Cancer Lancer:

OMG!!   A peer-reviewed study published on a cancer-fighting strategy that can’t be patented and produced by BIG PHARMA???

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I’m pretty stoked about this…study was led by Dominic D’Agostino, PhD, principal investigator in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. It studied mice with late-stage, metastatic cancer. The studied therapy was a combo of…. are ya ready?… a ketogenic diet (high fat, adequate protein, low-carb) plus hyperbaric oxygen. The control mice got the hyperbaric oxygen as well, but were fed a standard, high-carb diet.

The difference? The ketogenic diet mice lived 78% longer than the high-carb mice.

A report on the published study can be read here at ScienceDaily.com. And God Bless Thomas Seyfried…

The research, funded by a charitable donation from Scivation, was inspired by the research of Professor Thomas Seyfried of Boston College. Dr. Seyfried has advanced the theory that cancer is a metabolic disease, inspiring the development of metabolic strategies to treat and prevent cancer.

After all, cancer is not a foreign body to be slashed and burned to oblivion. It is from us, of us. It IS us. My suspicion is that the metabolic approach, should it continue to prove out, will unlock a cavalcade of answers… as well as questions.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if it all boiled down to….

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Grab Bag Secret Site:

There’s a wonderful saying that goes like this: “Think twice before you burden a friend with a secret”.

Well, kudos Frank Warren, the man who started a website called PostSecret.com. There, people share their “burdensome” bits, and probably feel a lot better.

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Here is Frank, explaining the success, in many different ways, of PostSecret.com:

PostSecret.com

Grab Bag Heart Expander:

Dash cameras in Russia capture the most endearing sides of human nature.

Inspiring, no? Let’s do it. Next time we see help needed, let’s all step up, and then be grateful for the opportunity.

Humanity

Grab Bag Painter Trainer:

I just thought this was clever and a good look for a couple of hours of work. Could also be really pretty on a cream table with gold stenciling, aqua with white… the possibilities are pretty endless:

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Grab Bag Joy Jolt:

Bowl Full of Cherries

10 Life-Enhancing Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less

By Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D.

It usually takes us much longer to change our moods than we’d like it to take. Here are ten things you can do in ten minutes or less that will have a positive emotional effect on you and those you love.

1.    Watch “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch. See it online at Oprah.com. This is a deeply moving segment that may be the best ten minutes you’ve ever invested in front of a computer.

2.    Spend a little while watching the sunset with your mate. Nothing extra is necessary. Just sit and take in the natural beauty of the sky and appreciate being able to share it with the one you love.

3.    Sit quietly by yourself. It doesn’t really matter where or when. Just let your feelings bubble up and then experience the thoughts flowing out of your mind. Clearing your head and heart will give you extra energy to get through the rest of the day.

4.    Write a thank you note to your mate. When was the last time you thanked your partner for just being who he or she is and being with you? Doing this in writing will give your partner something to cherish for the rest of his or her life.

5.    Take out your oldest family photo album and look through it. The experience will fill you with fond memories and perhaps make you a bit wistful for days gone by.

6.    Play with a child. Most kids have short attention spans; ten minutes of quality time from a loving adult can make their day. It will also help you stay in touch with the child inside of you.

7.    Visualize or imagine a positive outcome for any issue. Medical doctors recommend visualization to patients with chronic and potentially fatal illnesses. If it can help them, it can do the same for you.

8.    Go to bed with the one you love ten minutes earlier than usual. Then spend that time just holding each other. Let the feeling of warmth from your mate move through you.

9.    Hang out by some water. Studies show that hospital patients who can see a natural body of water from their beds get better at a 30 percent faster rate. If you’re not near the coast or a lake, try taking a bath. Doing so is also healing.

10.  Get your body moving. Shake, twist, and jump around. Let yourself feel the joy of moving to your favorite music, or just the sounds in your head. Run, walk, and bike to your hearts content. You will live longer and love it more.

Sadly, many people measure happiness by how long the experience lasts. The truth is that a few minutes of joy here and there can make a big difference in what you get out of life.

Grab Bag Brain Game:

Powers of observation are sharpened here, at SpotTheDifference.com:

Spot the Difference

Grab Bag Funny Stuff:

The very human expressions that can be found in the inhuman around us…

1. Sad Faucet

Image credits: adme.ru

2. Happy Headlights

Image credits: imgur

3. Drunk Washing Machine

Image credits: bart

4. Grizzly Bear

Image credits: inimini

5. Grumpy Train

Image credits: imgur

6. Iggy Pop: Sad Torso is Sad

Image credits: imgur

7. World’s Happiest Airplane

Image credits: imgur

8. Smiling Cheese Grater

Image credits: PDGalvin

9. Red Jacket Zipper Fish

Image credits: raumoberbayern

10. Drunk Octopus Wants to Fight

Image credits: artandesignews.com

11. Church Chicken

Image credits: imgur

12. Happy Chair

Image credits: dei-hedgehog

13. They Know What They’re Going to be Used For

Image credits: imgur

14. : P

Image credits: imgur

15. Giggling Roof

Image credits: Dr. Jaus

16. My Car Can’t Believe It

Image credits: imgur

17. Angry Mop

Image credits: imgur

18. OMG Wall

Image credits: eworm

19. Pleased Pots

Image credits: knowyourmeme.com

20. Angry Clock

Image credits: the-nicest-pictures.blogspot.com

21. Happy Little Scooter-Frog

Image credits: imgur

22. Evil Boxes

Image credits: Barbara Dunkelman

23. Evil Rose

Image credits: sadanduseless

24. House With Personality

Image credits: mandragor.de

25. Amazed Car Bumper

via: imgur

26. Happy Ceiling

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