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How to Lose Weight In Thin Air

Lose weight Okay, my headline for this post is a little misleading. But I have just read that scientists (and who exactly are these mysterious scientists?) have found that those folks who live in higher altitudes, lose weight. So the study goes - people who spend time in places with higher altitudes lose weight while they are there and keep most of the weight off when they return to sea level.

The reason why scientists think this is so is that living in high altitudes raises your metabolic rates as well as increase your levels of leptin which is a hormone that signals that you have had enough to eat. 

The study was conducted with obese men who were taken to a research facility 8700 feet above sea level. The men were told that they could eat anything they wanted and should not exercise. After two weeks the men lost an average 3.3 pounds that they kept off for about six months after they returned home. And this is with eating anything you want and no exercise? Where do I sign up?


Horoscope for Month of June 2010 and Week of May 31, 2010

Shania twain Welcome June this week and get your boost of rollicking energy along with your coffee. All of our personal planets -Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars changes signs or adirection and aspect shocking Uranus. We are offered and array of outrageous opportunities that come from new, surprising directions. See you in the streets ... and pack your map!

(Shania Twain has Mars in Scorpio)

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ARIES   (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Rams start the week off with a bang and all things become uncontrollable from there. As much as you may try to rein events in, the fates prove to be surprising, devious and a bit mischievous. Why ask why? March through the funk and fog and apply all that amazing mystique into creative enterprises. Nude body painting anyone??

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Bulls are in for a psychic boost now as your Pandoras Box is opened, ready or not. So just be ready and whatever you do, don’t behave! You are given a chance to gain the upper hand in finances. But this blast of fresh air may place your relatives on a different wavelength than you. Oh that is just too too bad. Deal with it and deal with them. ‘Nuf said.

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Intimacy is anything but now. While you have a rocket in your pocket, just be sure that you do not set it off prematurely. It is sure to create a few nasty surprises around friends and create some misunderstandings that you will have to sooth over. But alls well that ends well if you can think of the right thing to say. Can you think of the right thing to say, Twin?

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
It may be difficult to decide which part of your life gets your full attention now. Some Crabs concentrate on finances, others on their career. Be careful. Some of your professional moves will be overly blunt and carelessly bold. No sooner do you think you are on the top of the heap then you suddenly view life from the bottom of the deck. Will you pick a new set of cards?

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Bold and beautiful Lions are the leaders of the pack thanks to an international jolt of popularity. Show the masses how it is done with style this week but maintain a good sense of humor at the same time.  The fates will find a way to cut you down to size if your ego becomes too big for your body. Does size really matter?? You will soon see....

VIRGO   (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Virgins might be struck at the amount of power they are able to command especially among acquaintances now. But don’t let it go to your head. In love and sex, you seem to be ripe for mayhem and the ultimate over ripe chastisement. Those who “kiss and tell” can wind up with a frog instead of royalty. At least it will taste like chicken.

LIBRA   (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Libras are in their full state of perfection when any efforts on behalf of a good charitable cause reach global proportions. Spread the good cheer and count your many blessings. You may experience a tack or two on your domestic superhighway but it is just a fateful way of encouraging you to take stock and appreciate who you have. Do you appreciate who you have? Show it.

SCORPIO   (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
If you have been paying your professional dues, you may have  a nice payoff beginning this week. However, if you have been slacking off, screwing around and just sliding by on your oily charm, you could be placed on the rack with tightening screws. Thankfully Scorps can always find a bit of respite among friends. Ah but will they hire you...?

SAGITTARIUS   (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
You are at your pinnacle of your creativity. Don’t stop the motion as June gets fully underway, Archer. You simply cannot be tempted to relax and kick back - there is so much to accomplish! Good thing too; The secret is to set your course and set sail while the opportunity presents itself. Resolve to sit on your thumbs in the fall.

CAPRICORN   (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Sometimes a bolt out of the blue is what is needed to knock down barriers with relatives. Expect such a bolt this week when you upend your landscape and clear away debris. But are you prepared to haul it away uncomplainingly? Your tongue is in a twist where you can’t communicate exactly what you want. So let actions speak louder than your words.

AQUARIUS   (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Your appetite may be too big for your stomach. But this is not a bad thing. It enables you to deal with partnership issues before they deal with you. Aquarians may be tempted to quaff their thirst with a variety of exotic strangers but you should sip your tall cool one at home even if the temperature is lukewarm. Next month the well may be dry.

PISCES   (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Pisces are apt to spend it faster than they can earn it this week. Could it be you yearning for romance or the feeling that you can conquer the world? Perhaps it is a bit of both. But don’t let the naysayers rain on your parade. When you got it, flaunt it. And you’ve got it! Just don’t spend it all in one place or on only one particular admirer.

c) 2010 THE STARRY EYE, LLC., All Rights Reserved. For Entertainment Purposes Only. Lichtenstein is the author of the best selling astrology book “HerScopes ”,now in its seventh printing.
 


Lucky Numbers for the Week of May 28, 2010

Lottery ads tell us you only need a dollar and a dream. But I think it is also helpful to have a list of lucky numbers to help spur the good fortune ... or fortunes.

So with that in mind, here are some lucky numbers that can be used in any helpful way. I gazed into a pool of water, Nostradamus-like, and contemplated the cosmos. Then I mixed the tarot cards and allowed the spirits to guide me to the cards that represent the lucky numbers for this week. Nothing is guaranteed but who knows ....?

I choose eight numbers because 8 is the number of wealth.

Here are the lucky numbers for the week of May 28-June 3, 2010:

6, 7, 29, 31, 33, 45, 60, 76

There are many ways to delve into your own consciousness to find luck and intuition. Try reading Dream Power/Improve Your Luck (Super Strength Series) and see if your dreams give you any clues and premonitions. Here's a guide to the best books available this month.


Starving Yogi Astounds Scientists

Yogi There is an 83 year old yogi in Australia who says that he has not eaten or drunk in 70 years. According to the news article, scientists observed him for two weeks where he ate nothing and did no more than gargle water.

Prahlad Jani spent two weeks in a hospital in the western Indian state of Gujarat under constant surveillance from a team of 30 medical staff equipped with cameras and CCTV. During the period, he did not eat, drink or go to the bathroom.

While this is very hard to believe, there are folks who can subsist on very minimal nourishment. But they cannot survive without water. Water is the one thing that we all need to survive. So that is why, when I read this amazing "news" articles, I have to assume that we are missing something here. I am not sure if this book helps spread any new light on the subject but I will be checking out Water: The Ultimate Cure : Discover Why Water Is the Most Important Ingredient in Your Diet and Find Out Which Water Is Right for You

And of course there are those of us who could not survive without chocolate occasionally. Ahem....


Scientists Make Cancer Cells Vanish?

Dna This is another in a range of articles that I find encouraging but still hard to believe. Here is the gist of this claim:

Scientists in Scotland are using DNA to seek and destroy cancer cells without any side effects. Researchers around the world are trying to find ways to use genes as a cancer treatment, but one problem is ensuring they attack the tumor without destroying healthy tissue. This is part of the problem with current treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation.

In laboratory experiments the Strathclyde research team used a plasma protein called transferrin, which carries iron through the blood, to deliver the therapeutic DNA to the right spot. Once in situ the DNA produced a protein that attacked the tumor cells. The findings have been published in the Journal of Controlled Release. Here is a link to the full article.

I am very interested in health and various types of disease regimes. Here is a list of Cancer Treatments that may be useful.