Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Reasons to use a handkerchief

Paper tissues do not come from recycled wood. Instead fresh trees are cut to produce them. Because of what they are used for (mostly for hygiene purposes), tissues are not recyclable but handkerchiefs are.

The best material for handkerchief is 100% cotton as polyester and cotton blends do not adsorb moisture.

Why use handkerchief:
  • It saves money
  • It produces less waste/saves resources
  • Hankies are more comfortable to use
  • Hankies create less of a mess
  • Hankies are more sustainable

Save the earth and the trees by using handkerchief instead of paper tissues.

Ref: https://www.diynatural.com/using-handkerchiefs-instead-of-facial-tissue/

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Get wary about dengue

Ref: ST 26 Aug, 2019

Studies suggest fasting may cut chronic disease risks and eating fewer calories may boost immunity

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Periodic fasting may reduce the risk of chronic disease by keeping inflammatory immune cells at bay, a new study suggests.

What's more, a second new study suggests that eating fewer calories - enough, but not more than an individual needs for nourishment - may supercharge other infection-fighting immune cells.

The teams - from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City - both say this could lead to doctors recommending a nutritional plan coupled with traditional treatments for patients suffering from infections or certain cancers. 

'All these studies synergize to show that a simple change in diet can have a profound effect on our immune system,' Dr Yasmine Belkaid, chief of the Metaorganism Immunity Section in NIAID's Division of Intramural Research, told DailyMail.com.

Ref: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7383571/Fasting-low-cal-diets-hone-immune-fight-disease.html