It’s Not a Weed! It’s an Unrecognized, Health-Boosting Wonder Plant! Purslane, which most people take for a common weed, is actually a health-boosting food that many people grow for consumption. Purslane or Portulaca oleracea is a beautiful plant with yellow flowers. It originates from India and Persia, but has since spread all over the world. This plant is very versatile in that it can grow almost everywhere. It is packed full of Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, all sorts of B vitamins, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, and copper, as well as betalain pigments and carotenoids. Here are some of the health benefits associated with consuming this plant. Heart Health Both potassium and Omega-3 fatty acids are known to promote heart health. Weight Loss Being low in calories, but packed with fiber makes purslane perfect for those who want to shed some extra pounds. Gastrointestinal Health In traditional Chinese medicine, purslane is used to treat gastrointestinal problems from diarrhea to dysentery. Bone Strength Improved Circulation
The facts and figures that show we need to save our woods | Tree Charter 1. In the last century, Great Britain lost 97% (166,000 km2 or 64,000 sq miles) of its lowland meadows and 90% of coppiced woodland. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 595m tonnes of CO2 are stored in UK forests, and net uptake per year is between 9m and 15m tonnes. Add your voice to the Charter for Trees, Woods and People: visit www.treecharter.co.uk Sources: 1: Fuller, R.N. (1987) Biological Conservation, 40: 281-300; Fuller, R.S. & Warren, M.S. (1993) Coppiced woodlands: their management for wildlife. 2: Pryor, S.N. & Peterken, G.F. (2001) Protected forest areas in the UK. 3: Mitchell, R.J. (2014) The potential ecological impact of ash dieback in the UK. 4: European Economics (2015) The economic benefits of woodland. 5: EFTEC (2010) Initial assessment of the costs and benefits of the national forest. 6: Powe, N.A. et al. (1995) Journal of Property Research, 12: 137-147. 7. 8. 9. 10.
This Exercise Breaks The Psychological Limits Society Puts On Us (Try It) Elliott Hulse is an online sensation who has racked up over 250 million views on YouTube. His videos feature him speaking on a wide array of topics from how to deadlift correctly to finding your life path. His popular video monologues have made him somewhat of a guru to many people that are looking to the internet for answers, and he humbly accepts this position while letting his followers know that he doesn’t have all the answers. I interviewed Elliott for our podcast, The G and Coletti Show (link below), and I was fascinated by his daily practise of what he called Bioenergetics. This practise is based on the premise that the movement of our bodies has been rigidified by society. We are told from a young age when and when not to speak, sit, and move. What is Bioenergetics? Elliott created a routine consisting of 9 movements, inspired by years of being an athlete, personal trainer, and coach. Shake and Vibrate The Warrior Pound The Warrior Pound is the last exercise in this routine.
We Can End Malaria Drugs and Diagnostics The current treatment for malaria is artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs). ACTs are effective and are well-tolerated by patients, but because of their high cost, patients often purchase cheaper, less-effective drugs, poor-quality drugs, or counterfeits, all of which can increase the risk that drug-resistant strains of malaria will emerge. Resistance has already been observed in Southeast Asia. A nurse dispenses a malaria drug to treat an infected child in Tanzania To improve the availability of treatments and eventually develop a single-dose cure for malaria, it is important to diversify the drug pipeline and invest in the discovery and development of effective non-artemisinin-based treatments. Our strategy supports the effective delivery of ACTs, the elimination of artemisinin resistance, and the discovery of novel malaria drugs. Our investments include: Vector-Control Tools Vaccines Integrated Interventions Advocacy, Policy, and Financing
Broth is Beautiful “Good broth will resurrect the dead,” says a South American proverb. Said Escoffier: “Indeed, stock is everything in cooking. Without it, nothing can be done.” A cure-all in traditional households and the magic ingredient in classic gourmet cuisine, stock or broth made from bones of chicken, fish and beef builds strong bones, assuages sore throats, nurtures the sick, puts vigor in the step and sparkle in love life–so say grandmothers, midwives and healers. Meat and fish stocks play a role in all traditional cuisines—French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, African, South American, Middle Eastern and Russian. Grandmother Knew Best Science validates what our grandmothers knew. Fish stock, according to traditional lore, helps boys grow up into strong men, makes childbirth easy and cures fatigue. When broth is cooled, it congeals due to the presence of gelatin. The French were the leaders in gelatin research, which continued up to the 1950s. Attention to Detail Broth should then be strained.
She Removed Her Brown Spots with THIS Common Ingredient. Amazing! Age spots, also known as liver spots, are flat, tan, brown or black spots that appear on the skin. They vary in size and are most commonly seen on the face, hands, shoulders and arms — areas that get the most sun exposure. You may associate age spots with adults over the age of 50, but young adults can get them as well, especially if they spend a lot of time in the sun. What Causes Age Spots? Age spots are caused by years of exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun, and using a tanning bed can also contribute to the development of age spots. So what’s your best defense against age spots? True age spots are harmless, but if you notice spots that have changed in appearance, check in with a doctor. is darkly pigmentedis rapidly increasing in size– has an irregular border– has an unusual combination of colors.– is accompanied by itching, redness, tenderness or bleeding. Home Remedy for Age Spots Dr. Watch the video below for more information about this natural home remedy for age spots.
– Healing fungerar – skandalös mörkläggning på Karolinska Institutet Karolinska Institutet (KI) är världskänt för sin medicinska forskning men nu kan två skribenter på Newsvoice avslöja en skandalös mörkläggning av statistiskt säkerställd healing-forskning på KI. Studien visade bl a på 85% snabbare sårläkning med healing än i kontrollgruppen. Dessutom visade det sig att även distanshealing fungerade! Fynden utesluter helt att healing är en placeboeffekt. Nu kan healing integreras i vården, skriver Eva Olsson och Tony Eckardt, som fått tag på kopior av forskningen som stals från KI. Resultat från 3 års healing-forskning på råttor, som gjordes på KI under åren 1995-1997, tystades ner och alla papper och data försvann. Healingforskningen visade på vad man kallar för signifikans, mycket tydliga resultat på att healing fungerade på råttor. Lyckligtvis hade Channie West av sin forskningsledare underrättats om att forskningen kunde vara stöldbegärlig så hon hade lyckats att ta kopior på en del av forskningsresultaten som hon hade medverkat i. Läs mer & Källa:
Your guide to magnesium products! | Nourished Life Australia 2,300 Shares Tweet11 Pins0 Shares - Sydney, 22 April 2016 - By Irene Falcone - I’ve quite often written about magnesium and those articles are always very well received! Everyone seems to loves the benefits of magnesium! So of course, I have paid attention to what my customers want and decided to delve deeper into magnesium products. With such a long list of benefits, new magnesium products are being developed all the time! What are the benefits of Magnesium? I’ve written a detailed post on the benefits of magnesium which you can read here! Did you know that there is a difference between Magnesium flakes and Epsom salts? Which magnesium products are right for you? There are many magnesium oral supplements on the market, however up to 90% of oral supplementation can be destroyed in the gut. Magnesium Flakes Amazing Oils Organic Magnesium Bath Flakes These Amazing Oils Organic Magnesium Bath Flakes are ideal for anyone wanting the full absorption effects of Magnesium. Magnesium Salts ECO.
Study links poverty to higher rates of malaria in kids - SciDev.Net Sub-Saharan Africa Malaria experts have long considered the disease to be affected by socioeconomic factors, so researchers from Sudan and the United Kingdom searched the literature to assess whether socioeconomic status is linked to risk of malaria among children up to 15 years old in endemic countries. Our objective was to stimulate the thinking about socioeconomic development as a malaria intervention, says Steve Lindsay, study coauthor and a disease ecologist at Durham University, United Kingdom. Lindsay and colleagues searched 4,696 studies published from 1 January 1980 to 12 July 2011 and found 15 studies with statistical data linking malaria risk and socioeconomic development defined to include household assets, household income or parents occupation. One study was conducted in Yemen and the rest focused on countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Link to full paper in The Lancet* References
Why Broth is Beautiful: Essential Roles for Proline, Glycine and Gelatin Several years ago Knox Gelatin introduced a new product named Nutrajoint with great fanfare. This supplement contains gelatin, vitamin C and calcium, and advertisements touted "recent scientific studies" proving that gelatin can contribute to the building of strong cartilage and bones. In fact, the evidence goes back more than a century, and not only established gelatin’s value to cartilage and bones but also to the skin, digestive tract, immune system, heart and muscles. These early studies, however, have fallen off the radar screen of Knox as well as that of nearly everyone else. So it was not surprising in 1997 when the editors of the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter advised consumers not to buy Nutrajoint or similar supplements because the idea that gelatin can contribute to the building of strong cartilage and bones "is a theory that has yet to be investigated." As for the theory itself, they sniffed that it "sounds tidy--rather along the lines of ‘you are what you eat.’"
How to Cook Okra So It’s Not Slimy and All Flavor Okra is a Southern staple also known as “ladies’ fingers” because of their long, finger-like shape. For a veggie with such a pretty nickname, okra has a bad reputation for being slimy. Maybe that’s why so many people avoid cooking and eating it. It isn’t even readily available in many markets so it isn’t as familiar a vegetable and lots of people just don’t know what to do with it or how to cook it. Okra is definitely under-appreciated but it’s definitely worth giving a try. 1. Terry White/Flickr Though you can find it year-round in some parts of the country, okra comes into its peak season from May through September. 2. Natalie Maynor/Flickr How you prep the okra will help determine how slimy it gets. If you do need to cut the okra, cut it into big chunks rather than thin slices. 3. Rhea Parsons If you freeze okra and cut it while it is still frozen, it will less slimy than when you cut it fresh. 4. How you cook the okra is also important. Sautéing is another good method of cooking. 5.
Read This And Never Throw An Avocado Seed Again Avocado is one of the most complete and beneficial fruit for our health, plus the avocado seed is very powerful and useful. Today, we’ll show you why. Over 65% of the amino acids can be found in the avocado seed. 1- It is very effective in combating arthritis, as it’s an anti-inflammatory. 2- The avocado seed helps reduce inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. 3- It is a good source of rejuvenation, according to recent studies, it was found that this increases the level of collagen, helping to make your skin firm and reduce wrinkles. 4- Strengthen your immune system and helping to prevent disease. 5- Very effective when it comes to burning fat, it also gives us is feeling full we need to lose weight. 6- Contains high levels of energy to help you keep energized all day. 7- The consumption of this seed can be eaten in salads, make tea, smoothies or shakes. 8- Avocado seed prevents the growth of tumors thanks to it having a flayonol content. Allergies