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Mindconnection eNL, 2002-09-08

In this issue:

  1. Featured product line
  2. Sleepless in Seattle and everywhere else
  3. Brainpower tip
  4. Finance tips
  5. Health tip
  6. Fitness tip
  7. Thought for the day


1. Featured product line

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2. Sleepless in Seattle and everywhere else

As promised, we have researched and developed a short course on curing sleeplessness. And, as promised, we are offering it to you free of charge if you simply download it, read it, and give us your feedback.

To get your free copy, visit and click on the link provided.


3. Brainpower tip

The brain requires stimulation of both hemispheres for maximum power. Unfortunately, most of us are left-brained or math-brained (with many of us being hare-brained, but this eNL isn't about politicians....). To improve your problem-solving ability and general alertness, just do these steps:

  • Determine if you are primarily left-brained (keywords: math, logic, facts, analysis) or right-brained (keywords: art, intuition, verbal skills). You may be one of the very few who is balanced between the two. If so, work on both halves.

  • Work and play in your area of non-dominance. For example, if you are left-brained, take a course or read books on things such as art, nature, and relationships. If you are right-brained, go to a bookstore and get one of those math workbooks for kids and just do it. To develop both halves, get an SAT preparation workbook, and do one section twice a week until you have made it through the book.


4. Finance tips

You save big bucks by buying actual foods (e.g., fresh fruits and vegetables) and cooking your own meals, rather than eating out or buying packaged "meals.'

  • Bonus #1. You also lower your healthcare costs

  • Bonus #2. In many cultures, the cooking process is a shared activity that participants enjoy. It can be a real bonding experience, whether you are dating or trying to raise a family. 


5. Health tip

Check the labels on yogurt, if this is something you eat. Those little containers of flavored Yoplait are basically diabetes made for spooning. In fact, these items may contain more sugar than yogurt. Buy only plain yogurt with active cultures. Non-fat yogurt is fine, if it does not have added sugar.

Also, use caution when considering fat-free or reduced fat foods. These are typically loaded with sugar. Peanut butter is a prime example. Peanut oil is very good for you, when present in the amounts present in peanut butter. Reduced fat peanut butter simply replaces this good natural product with processed sugar, thereby turning a healthy food into poison. Remember, the less processing the better. This includes processing before the food is produced, too. For example, eggs from factory chickens are nearly devoid of lecithin, while eggs from free-range birds provide so much lecithin that eating these eggs lowers your cholesterol. Don't let a doctor argue you out of eating free-range eggs. A quarter century ago, I ate a dozen free-range eggs a day, and my cholesterol numbers were every doctor's wet dream. I still eat a lot of eggs, and I still have a cholesterol profile that 99.99% of other people can only envy. One person who does not need to envy my cholesterol profile is Jack LaLanne. His motto: "If man makes it, I don't eat it." Nearing 90, Mr. LaLanne can run the typical 30-year old gym rat into the ground. Just a clarification note here: eggs do not raise your cholesterol, but free-range eggs can lower it. 


6. Fitness tip

Most folks neglect their rear deltoids. This muscle is one-third of the shoulder girdle. When people have a rotator cuff injury or dislocated shoulder, the cause is nearly always a weak deltoid. You must do exercises specific to the deltoids for proper development. An ex-iron worker who turned 70 this year has four times the deltoid strength of the typical "big guy" at the gym. For one thing, his work of bending over and picking up steel all those years gave him frequent deltoid workouts. But he also trains with his son-in-law (an electrician) with free weights. Both men are more concerned about usable strength than "just working out." So, they pay attention to how each muscle group is benefiting.

A woman in her early 60s does not exercise, and in a recent physical her doctor noted her deltoids were "as thin as paper" and recommended she go to a physical therapist to correct this before she tears her shoulder. She cannot lift a vacuum cleaner. A friend her age does exercise vigorously and can lift her 185 pound husband off the ground. And she's only 120 pounds herself.

You can work the deltoids with a rowing motion, but there are other ways to work them also. If you can't flex your deltoids and feel a large muscular bulge there, you need to find out what those ways are and begin using them.

A recent study showed that most women stop exercising after the age of 19. Since exercise is the only thing that triggers bones to store calcium, this is far from good. The important thing is that you are consistently working those muscles. Short on money? You don't need fancy equipment or a gym membership. You can get a few dumbbells and some decent walking shoes for about $100.



7. Thought for the Day

The world is truly a nutty place. If you read about all the various problems in the headlines, a common thread appears: ethics. If you approach life with a sense of fair play, you will make your part of the world a better place. If enough of us do this, and enough of us take the places of today's "leaders," wonderful things can happen. Think about it. Do something about it.


Wishing you the best,

Mark Lamendola


The views expressed in this e-newsletter are generally not shared by criminals, zombies, or brainwashed individuals.

Except where noted, this e-newsletter is entirely the work of Mark Lamendola. Anything presented as fact can be independently verified. Often, sources are given; but where not given, they are readily available to anyone who makes the effort.

Mark provides information from either research or his own areas of established expertise. Sometimes, what appears to be a personal opinion is the only possibility when applying sound logic--reason it out before judging! (That said, some personal opinions do appear on occasion).

The purpose of this publication is to inform and empower its readers (and save you money!).

Personal note from Mark: I value each and every one of you, and I hope that shows in the diligent effort I put into writing this e-newsletter. Thank you for being a faithful reader.

P.S. The anniversary of September 11 is coming up. In the year since then, we have done nothing to prevent a repeat. No plane has ever been hijacked on the ground. Yet, our pilots are still unarmed and we passengers have been deprived of weapons we used to be able to take on board for self-defense. What has really happened is the airline customers have been hassled into not wanting to fly and now the airlines are in deep financial trouble. Nobody ever said common sense and government went hand in hand. This is a classic example of where they are polar opposites. Make this known to your legislators--maybe they will get a clue.


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