earliest_day = 5; $this->latest_day = 20; } protected function get_all_posts() { // very quickly work out if we are sorting by cat or tag $cat = ''; if ($_POST['incategory'] != '') { $cat = '&cat=' . (int)$_POST['incategory']; } $tag = ''; if ($_POST['tagid'] != '') { $tag = "&tag_id=" . (int) $_POST['tagid']; } $all_posts = array(); $all_query = new WP_Query('showposts=' . $this->abs_max_posts . $cat . $tag); while($all_query->have_posts()) { $all_query->the_post(); $orig_date = get_the_date("Y-m-d H:i:s"); $i++; $all_posts[get_the_ID()] = array ( "link" => get_permalink(), "title" => the_title('','',false), "orig_date" => $orig_date, ); } return $all_posts; } public function redate_posts() { if (isset($_POST['latest_day']) && is_numeric($_POST['latest_day'])) { $this->latest_day = (int) $_POST['latest_day']; } if (isset($_POST['earliest_day']) && is_numeric($_POST['earliest_day'])) { $this->earliest_day = (int) $_POST['earliest_day']; } if ($this->earliest_day == 0 && $this->latest_day == 0) { echo "

Please go back - you cannot set latest and earliest at 0

"; return; } if ($this->earliest_day < 0 || $this->latest_day < 0 ) { echo "

Please go back - you cannot either value as lower than 0

"; return; } if ($_POST['tagid'] !='' && $_POST['incategory'] != '') { echo "

Please go back - you cannot set both slug and category!

"; return; } $total_diff_in_days = $this->latest_day + $this->earliest_day; echo "

Reordering

"; echo "

The earliest day is {$this->earliest_day} days ago. The latest day is {$this->latest_day} days in the future

"; $allposts = $this->get_all_posts(); if (count($allposts) > 0) { $doneDays = array(); echo ""; foreach($allposts as $id => $postData) { $link = $postData['link']; $title = $postData['title']; $random_days_behind = rand(0,$total_diff_in_days); $random_days_behind = (int) $random_days_behind; $day_diff = $random_days_behind - ($this->earliest_day ); if ($day_diff > 0) { $plus_minus = '+'; } else { $day_diff = abs($day_diff); // get positive $plus_minus = '-'; } $doneDays[str_replace("+","",$plus_minus) . $day_diff]++; $strtotimestring = $plus_minus . $day_diff . ' days'; $date_time = (strtotime($strtotimestring)); // H:i:s // get the year/mo/day from strtotime(- xx days) $newDate = date('Y-m-d', $date_time); // randomly select a hh:mm:ss to post $newDate.= " " . str_pad( rand(0,23) , 2, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT) . ":" . str_pad( rand(0,59) , 2, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT) . ":". str_pad( rand(0,59) , 2, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT) ; $updateArray = array( 'ID' => $id, 'post_date' => $newDate, 'post_date_gmt' => $newDate, 'edit_date' => true, ); $result = wp_update_post($updateArray); echo ""; } echo "
$id $link $title Original date: {$postData['orig_date']} Changed date to : $newDate
"; echo "

Counter:

"; ksort($doneDays); echo "

This shows the frequency of each post being posted x days ago/in future. It doesn't show every single day - only the ones with at least one post

"; //change for for() to show all days? might be handy echo ""; foreach($doneDays as $id => $val) { if ($id > 0) { $id = "+" . $id; } echo ""; } echo "
+/- daysNumber of posts
$id days$val posts
"; } else { echo "

Error - Could not find any posts to reorder!

"; } } protected function get_all_cats_options() { $args = array( 'type' => 'post', 'child_of' => 0, 'parent' => '', 'orderby' => 'name', 'order' => 'ASC', 'hide_empty' => 1, 'hierarchical' => 1, 'exclude' => '', 'include' => '', 'number' => '', 'taxonomy' => 'category', 'pad_counts' => true ); $categories = get_categories( $args ); $returnhtml = ''; foreach($categories as $cat) { $id = $cat->cat_ID; $name = $cat->name; $c = $cat->category_count; $returnhtml .= ""; } return $returnhtml; } protected function get_all_tags_options() { $tags = get_tags(); $returnhtml = ''; if ($tags) { foreach ($tags as $tag) { $id = $tag->term_id; $name = $tag->name; $c = $tag->count; $returnhtml .= ""; } } else { $returnhtml = ""; } return $returnhtml; } public function show_options() { ?>

Ash's Random Post Dater

Use this form to set ALL posts in the selected category to a random date between these two values.

This will update the post dates on ALL posts within the selected category/tag (or ALL posts in your wordpress blog if both are set to default). Please do not use if you do not want to reset ALL post dates. I do not recommend using this on a site with lots of live posts - especially if you use a permalink structure that includes the date in the url. I use it on new sites (add all content, then set all posts to random date in the past). Use at your own risk! You will lose the current post date time (it only changes the date posted - nothing else)

Only use one of the following two. Leave both at their defaults ("ALL CATEGORIES"/"ALL TAGS") to reorder ALL posts

Reorder post dates in this category:


(leave on "ALL CATEGORIES" if you don't want to reorder all within a certain category)
OR

Reorder post dates with this tag slug (use the tag slug, not the tag):


(leave on "ALL TAGS" if you don't want to reorder all within a certain category)

Earliest Day - how many days back do you want the maximum one?

(put at 0 to put all posts in future)

Latest Day - Leave at 0 to make sure all posts are BACK dated.

(leave 0 to put all posts in past)

For example if you wanted your posts randomly set to a date in the next 30 days set the latest day as 30, the earliest day at 0

If you wanted your posts randomly set to a day in the previous 180 days then set the latest day as 0 and the earliest day as 180.

It randomly sets each post - the posts are not spaced out at exact intervals. It will readjust ALL your posts. Please make sure that you want ALL your posts to be randomised.

(Clicking this will randomly reorder all posts)
redate_posts(); } else { $random_post_dater->show_options(); } } Beta-Sitosterol Overview Information » Mature Men's Sex Health - Mature Men's Sex Health

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BETA-SITOSTEROL OVERVIEW INFORMATION

Beta-sitosterol is a substance found in plants. Chemists call it a “plant sterol ester.” It is found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. It is used to make medicine.

Beta-sitosterol is used for heart disease and high cholesterol. It is also used for boosting the immune system and for preventing colon cancer, as well as for gallstones, the common cold and flu (influenza), HIV/AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis, psoriasis, allergies, cervical cancer, fibromyalgia, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), asthma, hair loss, bronchitis, migraine headache, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Some men use beta-sitosterol for enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Some women use it for symptoms of menopause.

It is also used for enhancing sexual activity.

Marathon runners sometimes use beta-sitosterol to reduce pain and swelling after a run.

Some people apply beta-sitosterol to the skin for treating wounds and burns.

In foods, beta-sitosterol is added to some margarines (Take Control, for example) that are designed for use as part of a cholesterol-lowering diet and for preventing heart disease. The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows manufacturers to claim that foods containing plant sterol esters such as beta-sitosterol are for reducing the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). This rule is based on the FDA’s conclusion that plant sterol esters may reduce the risk of CHD by lowering blood cholesterol levels. Although there is plenty of evidence that beta-sitosterol does lower cholesterol levels, there is no proof that long-term use actually lowers the risk of developing CHD.

Don’t confuse beta-sitosterol with sitostanol, a similar substance contained in the product called Benecol. Both sitostanol and beta-sitosterol are used for lowering cholesterol levels in people with high cholesterol and appear to be equally effective.

How does it work?

Beta-sitosterol is a plant substance similar to cholesterol. It might help reduce cholesterol levels by limiting the amount of cholesterol that is able to enter the body. It can also bind to the prostate to help reduce swelling (inflammation). 

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