Friday, September 19, 2014

15 Facts About Tea And Dentistry

1. The Chinese started drinking tea in the 3rd millennium BCE
2. Chinese tea is derived from Camellia sinensis
3. Green tea is steamed at extremely high temperatures
4. Black tea is withered in sunlight for up to 18 hours
5. Oolong tea is bruised in bamboo baskets
6. White tea undergoes no processing or fermentation
7. Green tea has epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) as its principle bioactive antioxidant
8. The function of antioxidant catechins is to donate electrons to reduce the reactive oxygen species (ROS)
9. The cardiovascular benefits of tea include inhibiting platelet aggregation, promoting vasodilation and preventing oxidant injury
10. When tea is consumed, the polyphenols are absorbed modified. Some polyphenols can not pass through the blood brain barrier (BBB)
11. A number of new studies have suggested that the compounds found in green tea may be helpful in treating patients with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia
12. A recent study reported that treatment with EGCG can trigger apoptosis in prostate cancer cells and reduce the risk of other cancers
13. Consumption of green tea protects smokers against arteriosclerosis
14. Green and Oolong tea reduce the risk for dental caries
15. The fluoride content of black tea has been shown to be as high as 6.5 ppm. The high fluoride content could put patients at risk for skeletal fluorosis and developmental tooth defects.


The full article can be found here.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Best Deal Of The Year Possibly? Samsung 32GB EVO microSDHC UHS-1 for $1 Each @ Best Buy


Original Poster on slickdeals notified the community of this deal. I figured it was too good to be true and ordered anyway for pick up. Luckily I got an email confirmation that it was ready for pick up. $1 each, price mistake. Can't beat that. 

I ordered another set of 5 of the 64GB microSDHC but that order was cancelled. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate In Toothpastes And Mouth Rinses May Cause Canker Sores

I suggest using toothpaste without SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate)

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/canker-sore/basics/causes/con-20021262

5/3/1 Big But Boring - Cycle 2

Day 1
Overhead Press - 5/3/1
Overhead Press - 5 x 10 at 75 lbs 
Chin-ups - 5 sets of 10 reps 

Day 2
Deadlift - 5/3/1 
Deadlift - 5 x 10 at 180 lbs 
Hanging Leg Raise - 5 sets of 15 reps 

Day 3
Bench Press - 5/3/1 
Bench Press - 5 x 10 at 155 lbs 
Dumbbell Row - 5 sets of 10 reps 

Day 4
Squat - 5/3/1 
Squat - 5 x 10 at 175 lbs 
Leg Curl - 5 sets of 10 reps 



Monday, August 25, 2014

The Real Value of $100 by State and Metropolitan Areas

The states where $100 is worth the least are the District of Columbia ($84.60), Hawaii ($85.32), New York ($86.66), New Jersey ($87.64), and California ($88.57). That same money goes the furthest in Mississippi ($115.74), Arkansas ($114.16), Missouri ($113.51), Alabama (113.51), and South Dakota ($113.38).

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Williams Sonoma Technique Class - Artichokes

Today's Technique Class taught us how to trim artichokes and make a dish - Pan Roasted Artichokes with Garlic and Lemon

Tips I learned at this class:
1) Leave cold water running while you drain the hot pasta water to prevent pipe shock and cracking
2) Make sure the artichoke leaves aren't dry. They will poke you! 
3) Get a bowl of lemon water to prevent the artichokes from browning
4) Smaller cloves of garlic gives a stronger flavor and smell as opposed to larger cloves


This is their feature table


The Philips Pasta Maker was used in this technique class. 


This pasta sauce was used with the homemade pasta

Ingredients have my approval!

Here is the Philips Pasta Maker about to roll out some pasta.

Here is comes.

After chopping into desired length

Here is the pasta after it was cooked al-dente

Chef serving us the pasta

Sorry I couldn't get it presentable.

Here the Chef is teaching us how to trim artichokes. 



TIP: Keep artichokes in lemon water to prevent browning


Dry the artichokes with paper towels.


Pan-roasted artichokes with lemon and garlic

This was tasty!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Comments Of The Day

At the gym: "You have exceptional squat form" - random gym guy

At the office: "You have excellent chair side manners. I want you to be my doctor. You explain everything clearly." - Patient R.D.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

5/3/1 Big But Boring - Cycle 1

New PRs on all lifts after using this program for two weeks:
-Overhead Press 130lbs x8
-Deadlift 400lbs x1
-Bench Press 260lbs x1
-Squats 295lbs x2

Day 1

Overhead Press - 5/3/1
Overhead Press - 5 x 10 at 70 lbs 
Chin-ups - 5 sets of 10 reps 

Day 2

Deadlift - 5/3/1 
Deadlift - 5 x 10 at 170 lbs 
Hanging Leg Raise - 5 sets of 15 reps 

Day 3

Bench Press - 5/3/1 
Bench Press - 5 x 10 at 115 lbs 
Dumbbell Row - 5 sets of 10 reps 

Day 4

Squat - 5/3/1 
Squat - 5 x 10 at 135 lbs 
Leg Curl - 5 sets of 10 reps



Friday, August 15, 2014

First Time - Reddit Gold

I was gilded reddit gold today, for the first time unexpectedly for helping a patient in Florida with his treatment plan. Wow.