You May Be Eating a Side of Banned Drugs with That Hamburger

Most people prefer to eat their hamburger with a side of fries, or no side if they are watching the weight. However, you may be getting a side of banned drugs whether you want them or not. Animals raised for human consumption are routinely given certain drugs in the final weeks of life to increase their weight and make their meat leaner. Ractopamine is the commonly used drug that accomplishes the final big push of growth in farm animals, but only in the Unties States. Ractopamine is a banned drug in Russia and China because of the serious physical harm it causes animals after they are given the drug. Ractopamine, which is administered to pigs 8-10 prior to their planned slaughter time, builds lean muscles mass in the animal. Fersen Lambranho ( has learned that, in well over a quarter million reported cases, the drug also has caused the pigs to become lame, hyperactive, develop a hoof disorder or uncontrollable tremors or simply drop dead.
As we well know, whatever goes into an animal goes into us when we consume the meat. A typical hamburger or ham sandwich that will be eaten across the nation for lunch today will be constructed with meat that is laced with a ractopamine.

McDonald’s Making Long Overdue Test Run of an All-Day Breakfast Menu at Certain Locations

McDonald’s is going to test an all-day breakfast menu at a few locations in San Diego this April. Executives for McDonald’s have said that this is something customers have wanted but that it was too difficult to do as there was not enough room to keep cooking both breakfast and lunch throughout the day. Apparently, they are going to see if they can get around that problem as restaurants such as Denny’s clearly have managed to do. Brad Reifler has learned that the test will only include a partial breakfast menu, and there is no word yet on how soon such a change might be implemented nationwide if the test is a success.

It’s about time a major fast food chain has implemented this change. With so many people working jobs that involve different shifts such as police, security guards, hospital staff just to name a few, people are waking up at all different times of the day and night. ‘Breakfast’ time for them will be different than it is for 9 to 5 workers. It’s no fun to wake up in the middle of the afternoon to get ready to start a night shift at work, and the only options at the drive through window are burger or chicken based meals with french fries. Delicious for lunch or dinner but not exactly breakfast foods.

Rice Grains Contain Amounts of Poison

News studies have shown that snacks that include rice contain some levels of arsenic. These snacks range from rice crackers, rice cakes to vinegar. Other foods that may contain arsenic are rice wines, cereals, baking mixes that contain bran or rice flour and snack bars. It is unclear how serious of a health risk they pose. The Food and Drug Administration currently has a long list of foods that contain rice and is focusing on inorganic arsenic which is considered as being the most dangerous form of poison on a toxic level.

One of the main reasons why rice gets so much focus and attention is because the plant is good at pulling inorganic arsenic from water and soil to store in edible grains stated Levels of the rice’s toxicity depends highly on where exactly it is cultivated. For example, brown rice tends to show higher levels of arsenic than white rice as it is stripped of it during the processing of the grains’ layers. This is the area where arsenic tends to accumulate. Rice that is cultivated in California tends to contain less amounts of arsenic than those that are cultivated in southern states due to the soil.

Peeps and Prairie Farms Team Up To Bring You Milk

Move over plain milk there is a new carton in town. Prairie Farms just recently announced their new line of Peeps flavored milk just in time for the Easter holiday. Peeps are a colorful sugar coated marshmallow in the shape of a baby chicken. This milk has been designed to taste just like a peep. It can be found in three different flavors, marshmallow milk, chocolate marshmallow milk, and even Easter egg nog.

Though this milk that is brought to you in partnership between Peeps and Prairie Farm is packed full of sugar at a total of 37 grams per one cup serving stated information via Facebook. A 12oz can of Coke has 39 grams of sugar, compared this is some pretty sweet milk. Peeps spokeswoman has informed buyers that the milk is still packed with nine important nutritious ingredients. On the bright side the marshmallow milk and the Easter egg nog are both reduced fat. Not that that would matter with all that added sugar.

This milk can already be found on the shelves in the Midwest. However, for everybody else reading this, be on the look out for this novelty to hit shelves near you by April 5th.

New Changes to Skout App: Nixter and Nicer Pics

Skout is a flirting app where people all over the world can look at each other’s pictures and chat with each other. They’ve been undergoing some pretty unique changes involving policies for profile pictures and an addition to their app.

Skout’s global PR Manager Jordan Barnes decreed that the dating and flirting app will no longer allow users to show tasteless pictures. Self portraits of users flexing muscles or posing in the bathroom, for instance, will no longer be tolerated. They had this response after research indicated that bathroom selfies actually decrease user popularity quite significantly. Research indicated that profiles with these types of pictures went down in popularity by about 43%. This impacts many users across the globe ever since the app grew substantially in popularity. It is used by an estimated 220 million people across the world.

It was once sexy to take pictures in bathtubs and some celebrities still do it. However, the photos that have become notorious are deemed to be too trashy by most of the public. This response was followed by a comment by Jordan. He mentioned that if users wear a shirt in the pictures it is most likely okay. It’s still somewhat unclear exactly what Skout Administrators want from users, but rules and regulations are soon to follow. They mostly don’t want users posting grotesque pictures of themselves or nearly nude photos.

This research and the rules are meant to help all users gain popularity. Since Skout sells points to users and users can exchange the points to see who has viewed their pictures, their business philosophy is a desire for popularity. This is a profitable move for Skout in terms of gaining a response from more people who are thinking of joining. If the app is seen as classy then it will be more widely received. Additionally, Skout has made big moves lately. They have acquired another app company by the name of Nixter.

Nixter was bought with cash and stock values from Skout. The app will be a great addition to Skout seeing as the two already compliment each other nicely. Nixter is a way to connect to events. Skout connects people to people and Nixter connects people to events. The idea is that once people find each other they will have a good time together enjoying the nightlife. Nixter especially hooks people up with VIP events, clubs and parties.

The Food Ingredients That Might Be Messing With Your Digestion

There are a number of ingredients that are added to food products and they are designed to act as an emulsifier. This means they keep ingredients such as oils and fats from separating said the article. Ricardo Guimarães BMG these ingredients include xantham gum, polyglycerols, carageenan, polysorbate 80 and also lecithin. While these ingredients are effective in making the texture of a food better they can cause digestive issues such as irritable bowels, microbes in the gastrointestinal tracts, inflamed bowels and more.

Emulsifiers are currently an approved ingredient by the FDA but when it comes to digestion many medical professionals believe these products are causing an increase in obesity, cardiovascular disease and other health issues. This is because many health conditions are related to the amount of bacteria in a person’s gastrointestinal tract. While there are beneficial bacteria that come from probiotics, emulsifier bacteria is not the same thing.

Studies are currently being done to better understand this host of emulsifiers that are used throughout our food supply. So far the results don’t look great as some studies are showing that mice who have been fed food with emulsifiers are developing chronic colitis and immune system issues.

More Bad News For Foodies

Your mother told you for years to watch what you eat, and to only eat healthy foods. She was very right in her thinking. New studies are indicating the additives in many foods are linked with weight gain, as well as inflammation. Oddly enough, it seems to be linked to compounds used to make food thicker.

In a recent study, mice where fed this specific compound. Facebook experts reported that these mice went on to develop health problems to include changing in blood sugar, as well as weight gain. The specific compound is called carboxymethylcellulose, and again is is found in many foods as an emulsifying agent.

With this said, it may be time to rethink your diet and do a total overhaul. Open the kitchen cupboards and toss out anything that is not natural and healthy. Not only will you benefit from not ingesting artificial food additives, but your stomach will thank you as well. You may even se that needle on the scale finally move in the right direction.

Lower Back Pain Prevention Advice

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North American Spine is an established organization that helps people reduce their back pain. According to experts, lower back pain is preventable. Although North American Spine offers excellent services, certain procedures must be implemented to avoid severe back pain after surgery is complete.

Back Pain From Sports

Many people injure their backs during a game of golf or basketball. Injuries occur because some individuals think that they are professional athletes. When they try complicated moves, they end up hurting themselves.

To protect your back while you play golf or basketball, you must stretch to make your core muscles stronger. Your sides and your abdominal muscles need a lot of attention because they keep the back stable. An inflatable exercise ball is a great tool for this task because it engages your sides and abs.

Lower Back Pain From Lifting Heavy Objects

According to North American Spine doctors, most lower back problems are caused by improper lifting and bending. To maintain a strong spine after surgery, you must support your back by using your abs. Also, when you lift a bulky item, you must keep your back properly aligned while bending your knees. Never bend your waist because it will make the pain worse.

When you try to lift a heavy object, keep the item very close to you. If you lift the object while it is far away from your body, you will put more stress on your back.

While holding a heavy object, keep it below your knees or over your armpit. Always choose the items that you want to carry carefully. If an object weighs over 20 percent of your overall weight, do not try to move it.

Certain techniques must be used while walking with a heavy object. Whenever you need to change directions, reposition your feet instead of your waist.

For more helpful pain prevention techniques, schedule an appointment with a North American Spine doctor.

What Is Glow In The Dark, Cold, And Sweet?

Eating ice cream in the dark can be a challenge. Connecting the spoon to the bowl then into the mouth can be quite a daunting task. There may some misses, spills, dribbles. Well an Autrailian ice cream shop, 196 Below, has come out with a glow in the dark ice cream. UV reacted liquid coloring is the essential ingredient to to making Steve Felice’s idea a reality. The co-owner of their establishment has fond memories of raves during his youth which he admits was the main inspiration for their newest cold dessert option. Flavio Maluf say that the folks at 196 Below may not have been the first to admit this products, a UK man did in 2013 with a slightly different recipe, they are definitely the hippest joint to serve it to youngsters, ravers, and adults. Another perk of the neon ice cream may potentially have will be parents ability to track their kids sneaking ice cream into their beds at night, busted!

Legendary East Village Bar Crowd Funds it’s Way Out of Closing

NYC dive Manitoba, one of the last hangouts for punks and the mainstay of the punk scene reported in January that it was in danger of closing after the owner Dick Manitoba was forced to settle a lawsuit “for a cumbersome amount”. But crowdfunding has come to the rescue and the famous bar will be able to stay open.

According to PR News wire. Manitoba had implied that the lawsuit was about noise complaints, including some that came as early as 8pm, and while those may have been genuine, they were not the only issue. Instead, the lawsuit was about Americans with Disability Act Compliance reported Imaging Advantage. A unnamed man sued 37 bars and restaurants over compliance, including Manitoba’s next door neighbor, Casimir.

Manitoba’s was able to raise the money it needed to stay open by running a campaign through indiegogo, a crowdfunding platform that allows the campaigner to collect their money even if they do not reach their goal. Fortunately the bar was able to reach their goal, in part by offering perks such as CBGB photo’s and Dictator’s posters. They raised over $30,000 from 688 supporters who responded to the owners concerns of increasing gentrification causing the area to lose much of the character it had been known for.

The East Village bar is one of the last of its kind. The bar is dedicated to being a mainstay of the punk rock scene and thanks to the community will stay that way for the foreseeable future.