Dr Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet Food Pyramid HEALTHY SWEETS How much: Sparingly Healthy choices: Unsweetened dried fruit, dark chocolate, fruit sorbet Why: Dark chocolate provides polyphenols with antioxidant activity. Choose dark chocolate with at least 70 percent pure cocoa and have an ounce a few times a week. Fruit sorbet is a better option than other frozen desserts. RED WINE How much: Optional, no more than 1-2 glasses per day Healthy choices: Organic red wine Why: Red wine has beneficial antioxidant activity. SUPPLEMENTS How much: Daily Healthy choices: High quality multivitamin/multimineral that includes key antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin E, mixed carotenoids, and selenium); co-enzyme Q10; 2-3 grams of a molecularly distilled fish oil; 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 Why: Supplements help fill any gaps in your diet when you are unable to get your daily requirement of micronutrients. Additional Item:
Guía verde de la alimentación bio Es mejor comprar no ecológico pero local o ecológico de la otra punta del planeta? Es o no aconsejable cocinar en el microondas? Qué alimentos se pueden compostar? Qué riesgos tiene no comer ecológico? Para responder a estas y a otras muchas preguntas que los consumidores nos hacemos a menudo, la Asociación Santé Environnement France (ASEF), que reúne a más de 2.500 médicos y expertos en nutrición, ha publicado le Petit Guide Vert de la Bio-Alimentation (la Pequeña Guía Verde de la Alimentación Bio). Una pequeña brújula -gratuita- para orientarnos en el camino hacia una dieta respetuosa con nuestra salud y nuestro entorno, que ofrece consejos básicos y recomendaciones sobre cómo comprar y elegir los alimentos, cómo conservarlos y cocinarlos o qué podemos hacer después con los desechos. Aquí recogemos algunos de ellos.... Comprar de “oferta” sale caro. Adios, fast food Piensa global, consume local. Ten presente que tú votas a diario con tu carrito de la compra. Reduce el consumo de carne.
25 clever ideas to make life easier Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: apartmenttherapy.com Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: unplggd.com Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: athomewithrealfood.blogspot.com Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: marthastewart.com Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: realsimple.com Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Via: savvyhousekeeping.com Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Via: iheartnaptime.net
Soil retrogression and degradation Soil retrogression and degradation are two regressive evolution processes associated with the loss of equilibrium of a stable soil. Retrogression is primarily due to erosion and corresponds to a phenomenon where succession reverts to pioneer conditions (such as bare ground). Degradation is an evolution, different from natural evolution, related to the local climate and vegetation. At the beginning of soil formation, the bare rock out crops is gradually colonized by pioneer species (lichens and mosses). The cycles of evolution of soils have very variable durations, between tens, hundreds, or thousands of years for quickly evolving soils (A horizon only) to more than a million years for slowly developing soils. Ecological factors influencing soil formation There are two types of ecological factors influencing the evolution of a soil (through alteration and humification). Biorhexistasy theory Perturbations of the balance of a soil Influence of human activity
What Pesticides Are on Your Food? Dear EarthTalk: How do I learn about what pesticides may be on the food I eat?— Beatrice Olson, Cleveland, OH Along with the rise in the popularity of organic food has come an increased awareness about the dangers lurking on so-called “conventionally produced” (that is, with chemical pesticides and fertilizers) foods. “There is a growing consensus in the scientific community that small doses of pesticides and other chemicals can have adverse effects on health, especially during vulnerable periods such as fetal development and childhood,” reports author and physician Andrew Weil, a leading voice for so-called integrative medicine combining conventional and alternative medical practices. In general, fruits and vegetables with an outer layer of skin or rind that can be peeled and discarded are the safest in terms of pesticide residues. Another non-profit working hard to raise awareness about pesticide residues on foods is the Pesticide Action Network (PAN).
Survival Properties of Garlic and Apple Cider Vinegar | Survival Sherpa Guest post by Garlic is one of the earth’s greatest health tonics and does indeed have scientifically-proven medicinal properties. It contains a substance called Allicin, which has anti-bacterial properties that are equivalent to a weak penicillin. It is a natural antibiotic and is useful in treating everything from allergies to tonsillitis. Garlic contains many sulfur compounds which detoxify the body, boost the immune system, lower blood pressure and improve circulation. Garlic has also demonstrated anti-cancer, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant effects. Photo credit Garlic can stimulate the production of glutathione, an amino acid which is known to be a very potent antioxidant and de-toxifier and the smooth muscle relaxant adenosine, also found in the herb, will lower blood pressure. Today people use garlic to help prevent atherosclerosis (plaque build up in the arteries causing blockage and possibly leading to heart attack or stroke), reduce colds, coughs, and bronchitis. 1.
Honey and Cinnamon Remedy The combination of honey and cinnamon has been used for centuries in both traditional Chinese and Ayurveda, a system of healing founded 5000 years ago in India. The two ingredients with unique healing abilities have a long history as a home remedy. Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known to mankind and honey's popularity has continued throughout history. Cinnamon's essential oils and honey's enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide qualify the two "anti-microbial" foods with the ability to help stop the growth of bacteria as well as fungi. Also, it is worth mentioning that in Ayurvedic medicine, honey is known as 'Yogavahi', which means "the carrier of the healing values of the herbs to the cells and tissues". 1) HEART DISEASES: Apply honey and cinnamon powder on bread instead of using jam or butter and eat it regularly for breakfast. 2) ARTHRITIS: Apply a paste made of the two ingredients on the affected part of the body and massage slowly. Read More...
Do vs. Make What do you do? What do you make? Can you do dinner tonight? Can you make dinner tonight? What’s the difference? For many English learners, the different between ‘do’ and ‘make’ can be a difficult one to distinguish. What do you do? What do you make? Can you see how they are different? Can you do dinner tonight? Can you make dinner tonight? Now that you have a clearer picture, come up with different activities using ‘do’ or ‘make.’ Rebecca Jee Rebecca is a Pedagogy & Curriculum Associate and a graduate student at Teachers College, Columbia University pursuing a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics. (Visited 469 times, 2 visits today)
» Bee-Harming Pesticides Banned In Europe By Damian Carrington, The Guardian Europe will enforce the world’s first continent-wide ban on widely used insecticides alleged to cause serious harm to bees, after a European commission vote on Monday. The suspension is a landmark victory for millions of environmental campaigners, backed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), concerned about a dramatic decline in the bee population. The vote also represents a serious setback for the chemical producers who make billions each year from the products and also UK ministers, who voted against the ban. Although the vote by the 27 EU member states on whether to suspend the insect nerve agents was supported by 15 nations, but did not reach the required majority under voting rules. Tonio Borg, health and consumer commissioner, said: “Our proposal is based on a number of risks to bee health identified by the EFSA, [so] the European commission will go ahead with its plan in coming weeks.”
Distilled White Vinegar: A Non-Toxic Cleaner By Dr. Mercola Howard Garrett, also known as The Dirt Doctor, has compiled a number of uses for vinegar, including recipes for both internal use and use in your organic garden, which I will share with you here. "Vinegar is a wonderful organic tool that was discovered by accident 10,000 years ago when wine was accidentally allowed to ferment too long and turned sour," he writes. "It can be made from many products, including beer, apples, berries, beets, corn, fruits, grains, honey, malt, maple syrup, melons, molasses, potatoes, rice, sorghum, and other foods containing sugar. Natural sugars from these food products are fermented into alcohol, which is then fermented into vinegar." ... White, spirit, or distilled vinegar is made by fermenting distilled alcohol. ... The name "vinegar" comes from the French words for "sour wine." White Vinegar—A Great Non-Toxic Cleaner and Herbicide Ingredient Distilled white vinegar is the type of vinegar you'll want to use for cleaning and laundry.
DISCOVERY DSALUD La leche animal y sus derivados –nata, natillas, yogures, helados, batidos, etc.- se encuentran actualmente entre los alimentos de mayor consumo del mundo. Se alaban sus propiedades nutritivas, lo ricos que son y lo imprescindibles que resultan para mantener los huesos sanos merced a su riqueza en proteínas, vitaminas y minerales, especialmente el calcio. Pero, ¿es eso verdad o más bien se trata de productos no precisamente saludables que causan muy diversas patologías? El ser humano es único en la naturaleza por múltiples razones destacando entre ellas el hecho de que se trata del único mamífero que ingiere leche procedente de otro animal pasado el periodo de lactancia. Y lo hace a pesar de saberse que la leche que produce cada mamífero es específica para su especie y que la naturaleza la ha hecho idónea para las necesidades de su cría y no para las de otra. Mencionábamos al describir la composición de la leche que una de sus proteínas principales es la caseína. -Metales y plásticos.
Top 10 Most Common Idioms in English You’re talking to your native English-speaking friend about your recent breakup and how depressed you are when suddenly he turns toward you and says “Don’t worry about it man, girls like that are a dime a dozen!” You then stare at your friend in confusion. You simply don’t understand why your good friend is comparing the girl that was once the love of your life to $1.20. Actually “dime a dozen” doesn’t mean anything even remotely close to what the individual words in the phrase implies. For native speakers of English, a dime a dozen simply means that something is common and easy to obtain. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. That’s all for now, be sure to keep checking our blog for more idioms in the future!