As we age, pain and inflammation become serious issues.
Inflammation results from the work of white blood cells, which protect the body’s against foreign substances. White blood release chemicals into the blood stream and surrounding tissues, increasing blood flow and resulting in redness and warmth. Other chemicals result in leakage of fluid into the tissues, resulting in swelling. This in turn, can stimulate the nerves and cause pain.
For those who turn first to natural remedies, Nopalea may be worth investigating. The manufacturer says Nopalea is an all-natural anti-inflammatory drink that can help the body reduce pain.
If you’re interested, the company is offering a free 32oz bottle of Nopalea to all who call the 1-800 number listed on the web site (callers only pay $9.95 S&H)
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As golfers age, muscle and joint inflammation can get in the way of playing a good round. For my own part, I remain absolutely convinced that I play better golf when I take an anti-inflammatory before starting out. I inherited the family bad back, and without any aid, I stiffen up during the round and suffer the rest of the day. That’s not a recipe for good scoring.
When I take an anti inflammatory, I feel looser from start to finish, and don’t experience any stiffness as I walk up the final fairway. After the round, I’m still able to keep up with the yardwork and kids.
Inflammation is a result of the actions of white blood cells, which generally work as part of the body’s defense system against foreign substances. The cells release chemicals into the blood stream and surrounding tissues, increasing blood flow and resulting in redness and warmth. Other chemicals result in leakage of fluid into the tissues, resulting in swelling. This in turn, can stimulate the nerves and cause pain.
For those with bent toward natural remedies, a product called Trivita Nopalea may be worth investigating. The manufacturers say that the wellness drink contains “rare and potent antioxidants that are SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN to help the body REDUCE INFLAMMATION .”
Each 32 ounce drink is produced from the fruit of the Nopal cactus, which the producers say has been used for centuries by native peoples. Nopalea, they say, helps the body “neutralize its inner toxins and reduce its inflammation.”
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When The GolfBlogger isn’t playing a round or working, he often can be found camping with the local Boy Scout Troop. And as an Eagle Scout, the GolfBlogger knows that one of the most useful things you can have in the out-of-doors is a good tarp
Tarps can be used as a footprint for your tent, a dining fly, or as a cover to keep your firewood dry. Scouts also train to use tarps as emergency stretchers (thankfully, I’ve never had to do this) and as emergency shelters. A good tarp thus is as vital a piece of equipment as a good knife.
You can find all your tarp needs at Tarps Plus.
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Deal Fun is one of a new breed of “auction” sites, in which participants bid on new retail products whose prices increase incrementally each time another bid is placed.
Here’s how it works: DealFun starts the bidding for each of its offered items at one cent, and an auction time of fifteen hours. As each person bids, the price increases by one cent. Further, if the auction has less than 20 seconds remaining, the clock is reset to 15 seconds.
Each bid costs the participant sixty cents. Bids are purchased in packs before the auction begins. Participants need to make sure they buy enough bids to ensure they don’t run out before the auction ends.
To win, you just have to be the last person to place a bid.
And that’s the sticking point. If you monitor the bidding on an auction, you’ll notice how, as the clock ticks down to the bell, someone else puts in a bid and the 15 second clock starts anew. To stay in the auction, you must then rebid at a cost of sixty cents. And then someone else jumps in, the clock resets, and you must bid again.
All of that clicking means that a participant will very quickly become fairly heavily invested in bidding on a product. Then, once you’re into a product for forty or fifty bids, you practically have to keep bidding to protect your investment.
Thus, while the deals generally look good at first glance, the savvy buyer must figure into the item cost the cost of the bids.
For DealFun, this model is a bit like a having the key to Fort Knox. Suppose you have an item such as an iPad which ends up selling for $300 (a steep discount over retail for the eventual winner). Since the price goes up by one cent per bid, that $300 represents 30,000 bids. Each bid nets DealFun sixty cents. So DealFun’s take on that iPad is $18,000.
When I’ve explained this to people, the first reaction is that there’s some sort of dealfun.com scam I don’t think that’s quite true. After all, someone DID get the iPad for $300. For that person, what DealFun makes on the sale really is irrelevant (Apple builds the iPad for approximately $250 and sells them for $500+. I don’t see anyone accusing Apple of ripping its customers off). Further, anyone who bid but didn’t win can still buy the iPad at retail minus the cost of their bids. That lets you recover your losses to a certain degree.
Still, you really have to pay attention to how you bid. Bidding against autobidders can drive up your costs with no appreciable gain. And working against bidders who are known to have deep pockets can do the same. Getting in too early also burns bids.
Deal Fun has a lot of products available: iPads, iPhones, Kindles, Laptops, LED TVs, PS3s, Watches, Jewelry, Toys and other consumer electronics and hard goods.
There are a lot of similar sites out there. Deal Fun, however, offers some features that differentiate it. First, there’s no weekly or monthy win cap. Other sites (presumably those with more limited stock) limit players to a certain number of wins in a given time span. They’ve also got a “Beginner’s Auction” that lets people try the site before diving into the big game.Newbies get a win guarantee on items with a retail value of less than $100: if they don’t win in the first 24 hours, all their bids are reset.
The big difference, however, is that on Deal Fun you can still get an item after the auction is over by paying the retail price less the cost of the bids you used to try to acquire the goods. That somewhat lessens the sting of spending money on bids and not coming away with a product.
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If you’re taking a vacation to California, it’s probably worth your while to take a look at the Disneyland LA tickets offerings at dnticket.com. They offer significant discounts on DisneyLand tickets. For example, a one day Park Hopper ticket normally runs $105, but is advertised for $84 on dnticket. They’ve also got discounts for other theme parks. I’m not sure how they do it, but my guess is that they buy blocks of tickets at a discount, then resell them with a markup.
As I’ve written in other posts, the internet has radically changed the travel industry empowering consumers to get deals that once were reserved for insiders. This is just another example.
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