WHETHER TO RINSE FOOD OR NOT

Good question.  Experts can make up their minds.

Here’s what one university claims after conducting a study.  Read here.https://bit.ly/2lfBtYR

Apparently, it’s the cooking process that saves our butts from getting sick from most food-borne bacteria.  But much of the produce we consume is in its raw form; like lettuce (remember the romaine scare) other leafy greens, carrots, celery and fruits.

We covered the largest E. coli outbreak in a decade, and the Salmonella scares recently here in my blogs.  Scroll down on the BLOGS menu to read.

Now that summer’s here, we’ll be eating an abundance of local produce direct from farms (if you’re lucky enough to be near) and we all need to be on alert about foods we eat.

We should be conscious of our hand-hygiene when cleaning, then eating the things we require for ourexistence.

Being from a state known for its incredible crops like tomatoes, corn, and blueberries (hence the Garden State – no Jersey jokes please) I can attest that there’s nothing better than a summer meal that includes local fresh veggies and fruit.

Not every phenomenal food from the farm requires cooking.  You have no business cooking a watermelon.  Ask the strange comedian Gallagher who seemed to have a fetish for ending his act by smashing a watermelon to bits.  It he cooked it, the show falls apart, right?  Come to think of it, has anyone seen him of late; other than starring in a GEICO commercial six years ago?

Rinsing the outside skin on the melon is actually a good thing.  It sits in a field – and mixed with dirt and (gag) fertilizer.  Before you can say, “You’re full of it,” if that fruit is somehow in contact with E. coli or any other bad bacteria, you should at least rinse it off.

That sharp knife you use to cut through the outer layer could be putting the germs on the flesh of the fruit as you slice through it!  You likely never thought about that.  Until recently, I didn’t either.

According to that university proclamation, water-rinsing won’t necessarily kill all bacteria.  And please don’t pour bleach or ALCOHOL on your watermelon.  That could leech into the fruit and be dangerous.

Personally, I use a natural veggie-wash that contains all edible ingredients that claims will clean it better than just water-rinsing.  My local supermarket carries it in the produce aisles.

Here’s yet, another view with a quote from a differentuniversity claiming you shoulddefinitely rinse produce, and then store it in a 41 degrees or colder area.  https://bit.ly/2JXy3rP

I go with the version above regarding rinsing or not.

This summer, keep your hands as clean as possible when touching food of all kinds.  This way, cross-contamination is limited.  If you touch raw meat, wash your hands with soap and water immediately, and between each task.  Plus, use a 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer like safeHands® brand.

The safeHands® patented formulation meets all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended testing protocols, with the active ingredient Benzalkonium Chloride.  It also kills 99.99% of germs; including those in the news – all WITHOUT even a trace of ALCOHOL!

Repeat after me:  ALCOHOL is toxic.  ALCOHOL is flammable.  ALCOHOL can be drawn into your bloodstream if applied on skin.

Not good.

The safeHands® brand has NO ALCOHOL.  Never has.  Never will.

Plus, safeHands® moisturizes while it sanitizes; even on sensitive skin.

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KEEP SMARTPHONES OUT OF THE BATHROOM

Get the phone OUT of the bathroom.  And keep your hands off your mucus membranes.  And dear GOD, don’t eat in there!

Now that TIME-WARNER will become part of the new “MA BELL” monopoly, now perhaps known as AT&T&T&W, TIME Magazine may regain its footing, or will go the way of other print mags like LOOK Magazine, POPULAR ELECTRONICS, McCALL’S, SPORTING NEWS or even CRACKED Magazine – which used to be one of my faves – gone since 2009.

Thank goodness MAD MAGAZINE has been invigorated by moving to the left coast, and will last as long as I have $5.99 per month to buy it at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan; that nasty, nauseating place.

Your kids or grandkids reading this will look up at this point and say, “Hey old man. What’s a magazine?”

Why my fascination with a handful of magazines?

I like TIME, the PRINT version.  It’s not too high-brow, like some other periodicals.  Nor, does it appeal to knuckle-draggers.  It’s just right.  And I usually learn something.

I was glad when the powers-that-be gave TIME another chance to be relevant.  Now and then TIME comes up with an article I can sink my very sharp teeth into.

Here’s one of those stories that hit close to home. Click here to see.  http://amp.timeinc.net/time/5310453/clean-my-phone?

Ok.  If TIME says the germs on your phone won’t necessarily KILL YOU, I tend to believe them.

But, the logical side of my brain wonders why many of us take our so-called smartphones into the bathroom?

After all, it ain’t the most sanitary room in the house, or workplace or rest stop, etc…

Again, just think about this.  And I won’t be too gross – if possible.

What happens in the bathroom – besides that?

Listen.  I wash my hands dozens of times per day.  Perhaps you do the same – or not.  And there’s the problem.

How do I know if I shake your hand, or touch something as innocent as a menu at a Jersey diner that you held (you must try a diner in NJ if you haven’t, but ask me which ones are the best before you do) if you got cooties (germs a/k/a bad bacteria) on your hands?

Then, your phone gives you a silly sound (I use Curly from the Three Stooges crying, “Woob woob woob woob”) saying you’ve been notified that someone posted another picture of a cat on facebook.  You have to look, because…felines!  Substitute babies, puppies or pix of celebrity tushes.

Bam!  Your phone could have a live, nasty, and squiggling hunk of burning bacteria on it.

Then, you rub your eye, your nose or bite a finger nail that’s been nagging you all day.  It is that easy to get a germ inside our bodies.

TIME had it right by suggesting you clean your phone as often as possible with an anti-bacterial wipe.

But be careful, as liquid can get inside your phone, leaving it as dead as TEEN Magazine.  And you can void your warranty as well.

If you read my Big Jay’s Big Blog regularly, you know that I will tell you to not only clean the phone, but continually say to use the patented formula used by the makers of safeHands® brand 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer.

Don’t use ALCOHOL.  It’s toxic.  It’s flammable.  Why the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) still is in lust with ALCOHOL sanitizers if beyond my comprehension.

We will win that battle.

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JUST THREE OUT OF 100 OF YOU SLOTHS WASH HANDS CORRECTLY

So we now find out that 97%, yes, 97% of Americans don’t know how to wash their hands the right way.

Are we on some hidden island where nobody has ever left and no one new ever shows up?  No radio.  No TV.  No internet.

So, here I go again.

Why is that such an arduous a task?

  1. Turn on water.
  2. Pick up or squirt soap.
  3. Lather hands all over.
  4. Sing “Happy Birthday” twice to yourself (or out loud if you’re in a Penn Station lavatory in NYC.)
  5. Rinse hands.
  6. Dry hands.

Is that so troublesome?

Apparently it IS for 97% of people in this great land.

Read about the shocking study here.  http://bit.ly/2MPre9G

The only thing wrong with the above article is they claimed in between hand washing, people should use an ALCOHOL-LADEN hand sanitizer for hand hygiene in between the soap and water routine.

I’ll tell you why that’s wrong advice in a moment.

Why are such basic things, like washing hands, so challenging when it comes to even basic hygiene?

Ya know, I remember my mom, Lila, drumming into my young crew-cut head to get the soap (we only had bars back in the day – it’s shocking, I know) in between my fingers, to get it lathered on both sides of my hands, and even under the nails when I mandatorily washed.

It’s likely the way she was taught by her mom, my grandmother Bessie born around 1892, to wash her hands.  An aside: Bessie made the best tuna sandwiches in the world with Miracle Whip® rather than mayo.

I distinctly remember my mother telling me to make sure my hands were clean, or I couldn’t eat – or go to bed – period.

That may sound cruel to hear these days – but she was right.

Mind you, this is the same woman who ate cooked cow’s tongue.

Oy vey – Tongue.

I swear that giant hunk of flesh used to stare at me in a giant pot of boiling water as it cooked; mooing vigorously at me to get it out so it could lick its cud one more time.

It was too late for Elsie.

I think mommy made me taste the sliced tongue once.  Yes, I had to taste the tongue – with MY tongue.  Gulp.

I had to taste anything she made.  Remember, I was quite young and would try anything once; because…Kids.

I certainly never ate it again.

I’m no fool now; nor could I eat the peculiar stuff that guy Andrew Zimmerman does on The Travel Channel.

Here we are in 2018, and I continually have to preach the gospel of using common sense regarding hand sanitizing.

If you like having germs on your hands, just don’t touch my hands; or serve me food.  I don’t like being sick.  I almost died from someone not washing hands properly.  There’s no future in it.

This is all I can do to make you use the correct kind of hand sanitizer.

I write these blogs seeking different ways to make you see why using ALCOHOL-FILLED hand sanitizers is wrong.

Some health-care professionals say it’s ok.  It’s like they’re zombies following the leader.

Amid ALCOHOL-LADEN hand sanitizers, you’re using a TOXIC creation that can get absorbed into your bloodstream; possibly causing unintended ailments by that absorption.  Plus, ALCOHOL-FILLED sanitizers are flammable, and can be ingested – causing inebriation or worse!  Why risk that?

With 100% ALCOHOL-FREE safeHands® brand hand sanitizer, you get all the benefits of alcohol, without any side effects.  Click here for the science. https://bit.ly/2Hek24m

Get safeHands® brand directly from the safeHands® website, here.  https://bit.ly/2rPBbvy

Or, obtain bottles of the foaming safeHands® brand 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer via AMAZON.  Click here to order. https://amzn.to/2Gvzic0

Reach me at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com.

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.

BE BIG!
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YET ANOTHER NEW/OLD SCARE FROM THE MEDIA

This week, “The Media,”(all knowing and mostly lazy and full of baloney) is frothing-at-the-mouth over some “new” study; exclaiming with headlines like:

“TOOTHPASTE AND HAND SANITIZER ARE HARMFUL”

“GUT HEALTH SCARE”

“HOW TOOTHPASTE AND YOUR WATER BOTTLE COULD BE MAKING YOU FAT”

Here’s an example. https://nyp.st/2JmSHOf

I love to read these articles, as I’m a glutton for punishment.

These never-ending articles are usually filled with OLD news, or they use a quote from someone named Professor Cecedric Fentingmole of the British Institute, or some other possibly made-up title from a so-called “expert” who works out of a hut on a hill in Outer Mongolia – as opposed to Inner Mongolia.

These are the filler articles written by brain-dead news organizations and reporters who must be getting bored with writing “Roseanne” stories, the insipidness of the Kardasian clan, binge-watching, puppies, kittens, babies and politics.

The chemical Triclosan was banned from hand sanitizers and soap products by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) a few years ago; yet, if you read a bunch of stories that crossed my path on my smartphone this week, you’d think this is a new report.  Here’s what that noise is about. https://bit.ly/2LxYstn

People like us read the headline and maybe just the first paragraph of the story too scared out of their minds to continue.

Maybe it’s a TRILATERAL COMMISSION’S plot.  And I’ve got a used flying saucer I’d like to let you take off my hands for just $5 grand.  No money down.

Some toothpaste companies still include Triclosan in theirformulations.

But, is Triclosan bad for you?  I suppose if the FDA thinks it is, they’ll eventually ban the chemical for all uses.  Here’s a link about the ingredient direct from the FDA.  https://bit.ly/1n0jWOZ

Here’s what the MAYO CLINIC says about products containing Triclosan.  They say, “Probably don’t use it.” But, see for yourself.https://mayocl.in/2sP3pGn

Likely, the FDA would ban the reportedly “bad”chemical found in plastic products you eat and drink from as well, if they determine there is a true danger to human health.  Same thing for the chemicals that are used on receipts you get from the supermarket, drug store, department stores, gas stations and the like.

Rest assured – there has never been, nor will there ever be Triclosan in any product associated with the safeHands® brand of hand sanitizer.

Other soap and sanitizer brands were forced to stop using Triclosan because it was banned for those uses.

Recognize that the safeHands® brand hand sanitizer meets all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended testing protocols, with its active ingredient Benzalkonium Chloride.  The safeHands® brand proprietary formulation also kills 99.99% of germs; including those in the news recently – completely devoid of ALCOHOL.

I’d be more concerned about using ALCOHOL as the active ingredient in hand sanitizer, as it’s flammable.  Plus, if ingested, even an ALOCHOL-FILLED hand sanitizer product can make you inebriated and can wreak havoc on your insides, because…well…ALCOHOL!

As a plus, the 100% ALCOHOL-FREE safeHands® brand moisturizes while it sanitizes; even on sensitive skin.

With safeHands® brand hand sanitizer, you get all the benefits of alcohol, without any side effects.Click here for the science.  https://bit.ly/2Hek24m

Bottles of the foaming safeHands® brand 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer is available for purchase at AMAZON. Click here to order. https://amzn.to/2Gvzic0

It’s also obtainable for purchase directly from the safeHands® brand website. Click here to buy safeHands® brand. https://bit.ly/2rPBbvy

Make your best decision when choosing a hand sanitizer.

Reach me at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com.

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.

BE BIG!
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RESTROOM RAGE

Before you think I’ve succumbed to yellow journalism or worse, there’s a story that suggests humans have a brain in our skulls – AND one purposefully placed somewhere in our ‘other’ end.  Click here.  https://www.inquisitr.com/4925585/scientists-discover-a-second-brain-in-human-body-and-its-located-in-the-butt/

Two brains!  Who knew?

I am sure the brain we purportedly have in our butts is not (via an “ear-worm”) singing the song “Baby Got Back” from Sir Mix-a-Lot; although, that would explain a lot, if the OTHER brain in our guts hums stuff like that.

Turns out a better version of an almost (pardon me on this one) ‘mind-boggling’ story explains this second so-called little brain.  It comes from Johns Hopkins Medicine.  Click here.  https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/healthy-aging/healthy_body/the-brain-gut-connection

Now you know why you feel ‘butterflies’ when you have to speak in front of a crowd, feel ‘moody’ or have ‘digestion’ issues like IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and others.

These two brains communicate with each other.  Maybe they should have a summit in Singapore.

The human body never ceases to amaze me.

But what flabbergasts me even more, is just how dopey our TWO brains can be.

Two brains should be better than one, right?

I don’t know which one controls why people don’t wash their hands, but I’m hoping that it’s the one on top of the head; because if we somehow think with the brain in our butts, that might explain why many people don’t wash their hands when they use a restroom.

Sit on that one for a moment.  (Cue the canned laughter.)

I’ve been preaching this mantra for several years now with my Big Jay’s Big Blog.  Sometimes I think I’m preaching to the choir.

I see it at least once per week.  I use a public toilet at a store, and almost inevitably, some yutz will come out of the stall or walk away from the urinal and then employ the same hand he used to do his business – and just walk out!  UGH.

No soap.  No water.  No hand sanitizer.

This disturbs me; with no attempt to be concerned that those actions may have an unhealthy effect on others.

I don’t like to use the “!” symbol too often (as I’ve been told its not acceptable internet decorum) but when it comes to being sanitary, I can’t emphasize enough why it is so important to WASH YOUR DANG HANDS after using the facilities!!!!!!!!!!!

Why is this so problematical?

Most restrooms today have not just soap dispensers, but hand sanitizers easily reached.  But many of those sub-humans don’t find it essential to think about what the implications are when they don’t wash their hands – or even use a hand sanitizer.

They must think they can’t get sick; or, even worse, put hundreds of   people in jeopardy of ill health when others touch those potentially deadly germs by using the same door handle.

It makes me have “restroom rage” – a new hipster phrase I just invented.

The preeminent way to sanitize your hands is to wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

In between (and if you can’t wash your hands) use an ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer like safeHands® brand, that kills 99.99% of those horrible germs left behind by oafs who don’t care about you, or themselves.

In addition, the 100% ALCOHOL-FREE safeHands® brand moisturizes while it sanitizes; even on sensitive skin.

With ALCOHOL-LADEN hand sanitizers, you’re using a potentially TOXIC product that’s flammable, be absorbed into your skin, leave your skin dry and can be ingested causing inebriation.

With safeHands® brand hand sanitizer, you get all the benefits of alcohol, without any side effects.  Click here for the science. https://bit.ly/2Hek24m

Buy bottles of the foaming safeHands® brand 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer via AMAZON.  Click here to order. https://amzn.to/2Gvzic0

Or, get safeHands® brand directly from the website.  Click here.  https://bit.ly/2rPBbvy

Make the best choice when selecting a hand sanitizer.

Reach me at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com.

Smart health starts with safeHands®.

Spread the word, not the germs.

BE BIG!
BigJaySorensen@gmail.com