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Healthy Eating – The Building Blocks of Organic Food

The core building blocks of food are sugars, starch and oil. These three things provide our basic carbon and energy requirements. Different plants have unique levels and available proportions of these essential building blocks.
Seeds containing starch can have a descent amount of oil compared to oil seeds, which have no starch. Starch in the diet is usually provided by grains and vegetables, like potatoes.
Sugars freely available in sweet food are fructose, glucose, and sucrose. There is much to be read and learnt about these sugars beyond the scope of this article.
Oils in the diet are naturally obtained from foods with high oil content. Avocados are known for their high oil content. Nuts are another source of oils in the diet. We don’t need to consume oil (cooking or otherwise) to receive adequate oils.
Vegetarians will passionately tell you we don’t need meat in our diets to receive adequate Nutrition levels. The human body can happily and fundamentally gain its nutritional requirements from non-meat sources. Vegetarians know this and do it successfully. Many animal species eat nothing more than plant based nutrition.
There is ongoing debate about the nutritional levels of Organically grown food compared to food grown …

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Healthy Food For the Heart – 2 Fantastic Choices

As more and more Americans realize that obesity, heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure are becoming an issue for themselves or loved ones many of them are turning towards healthy food for the heart to help either control existing medical problems, or prevent new medical issues from arising. We are beginning to see America’s health problems and in particular America’s relationship with food more and more distinctly as time passes. The US is now one of the most overweight countries in the world and it’s hard to get through a week of news coverage without hearing about child obesity and type II diabetes issues. Luckily, food for a healthy heart can not only contribute to heart health but will also assist you in controlling your weight. Here are several different heart healthy foods that will help you live longer and happier life.
Blueberries are not only healthy food for the heart but they also offer many other benefits such as fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants. Web M.D. has blueberries on the top of their list for heart healthy food because of these factors and many more. Blueberries have come to be known as one of the most powerful disease …

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Does Our Health Care System Want You to Be Healthy?

Health insurance companies are posting billions of profit dollars every quarter on Wall Street. Between 2008 and 2011 while the US recession was at its worst, profits for the five largest health care insurance companies increased by 61%.
Insurance premiums continue to rise despite the increase in profits. Even worse heart disease and diabetes rates continue to grow at epidemic levels. Ask yourself the question – if a health insurance company is required to report quarterly profits, is that company motivated to pay for immediate required needs such as surgery and drug therapies, or is the company motivated to pay for wellness care which shows benefits in the long run? How can people who are in charge of reporting profits to Wall Street be in charge of deciding what will be covered in your health care plan?
The pharmaceutical industry is another great example of wasteful spending on prescriptions and therapies that don’t cure anything but instead deal with a symptom. If we individually took the approach of eating healthy and using nutrition for wellness and medicine, we might not need those expensive drugs that simply mask our symptoms because we won’t be sick. You may not feel immediate relief …

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Qinghaosu, The Wonder Medicine For Malaria

Qinghaosu, The Wonder Medicine For Malaria

Professor Youyou Tu, a Chinese scientist and her team “transformed an ancient Chinese healing method into the most powerful antimalarial medicine currently available”, according to the US-based Lasker Foundation. It was in 1967 that this team began its research work on instructions from the then Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai of China. The name given to this research work was “Project 523”. The team scoured and studied the ancient Chinese Literature and texts and chose more than 2,000 Chinese herbal preparations. Among them, about 640 herbal preparations gave them hopes. They prepared 380 extracts using more than 200 herbs and tested them on mice. But, the results of these tests were not encouraging at all.

The unrelenting scientists continued their research and their perseverance led to the identification of an extract from a plant called Qinghao. This plant is also known as Artemisia annua or sweet wormwood. This extract showed inhibition against parasite growth. But, there faced discouragement again. There were lower levels of inhibition once again. Professor Tu studied an ancient 1700-year old Chinese text, “The Handbook of Prescriptions for Emergency Treatments” by Ge Hong and found out that due to …

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The Best Methods For Choosing An Attorney

When legal troubles arise, it is time for you to hire a lawyer. However this doesn’t mean you simply look in the phone book and hire the first lawyer you come across. You need to choose a lawyer that is best suited for your needs. Use the following article to help guide you with your search for a quality lawyer.

Make sure that your lawyer puts everything out on the table in regards to your options available. When going into a lawsuit, you will want to know all of the options that you have and if there is a plea bargain available. This will not only help you get the best result, but will ease your peace of mind.

Try to educate yourself on what you are dealing with. You should not be relying solely on the lawyer to plan and construct your case. Obviously, they will have more knowledge and experience dealing with your situation, but if you are prepared, you can work together as a team to get the win.

Don’t assume that a specialist lawyer is more expensive than a general practitioner. While a specialist might indeed have a higher hourly rate, they might charge you for …

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Migraine and Nutrition – Is There a Connection?

For your migraines, nutrition may just be the answer you are looking for. With all the processed foods we eat on a daily basis, lack of pure water to drink, all the chemical drugs we take, and lack of good restful sleep we get, no wonder more Americans are suffering with migraines and constant headaches. So, even if you are trying to eat ‘all natural’ and ‘organic’, our soil has been so depleted from minerals our diets are still lacking.
Headaches or migraines can be triggered in a number of ways. We were told to eat this and not eat that or stay out of the sun or learn relaxation techniques, but nothing stopped the migraines. We had to do our own trial and error to see what MIGHT help ease or eliminate those headaches. What I have found to be the main cause for migraines is a lack of proper nutrition, plain and simple, but the truth. What we put in our bodies does matter. So you are suffering right now with a migraine, what are you going to do? Anything to ease the throbbing pain. I know, I have watched a migraine sufferer for years, it didn’t matter …

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Are Natural Skin Care Solutions the Response to All Troubles?

When it comes to pores and skin attention goods, you will come across that a lot of people are quite specific about making use of only normal pores and skin health care solutions. They deal with all the artificial products as dangerous to the pores and skin.
So, are pure skin health care goods the answer to all of our difficulties? What if a normal skin attention product is not accessible for the remedy of a specific skin tone disorder? Are the synthetic skin tone treatment items so damaging that they should be banned?
Diverse individuals have various answers to these inquiries. On the other hand, the reality is that due to presence of synthetic preservatives, it’s actually difficult to locate a natural skin tone attention merchandise that is 100% natural. There are normal skin color attention goods that have organic preservatives, but their price may be detrimental. Furthermore, such pure skin items have a shorter shelf existence and hence are not desired by the producers of organic pores and skin treatment goods.
Some people carry a incorrect notion that given that organic pores and skin attention items are organic, they can not result in any damage to the pores …