Cut salt, add potassium, live longer, researchers say If people cut their salt intake and increased their intake of potassium by eating more fruits and vegetables, millions of lives around the world could be saved every year, says research out today. These dietary changes would lower people's blood pressure, which would reduce their risk of having a stroke or heart attack, according to the findings published on bmj.com. To take an in-depth look at the topic, British researchers and other experts from around the world analyzed dozens of international studies on salt and potassium and high blood pressure. High blood pressure is defined as a reading greater than or equal to 140/90. STORY: High salt intake linked to high blood pressure in kids STORY: Millions of people don't have their blood pressure under control Among the findings: • A modest reduction in salt intake for four or more weeks lowered systolic pressure (the top number) by an average of 5mm Hg (millimeters of mercury). • Increased potassium intake also helped lower blood pressure.
'King Corn': Is Corn Making You Fat? New Documentary 'King Corn' Exposes the Crop's Ubiquity and Potential Harm March 13, 2008 — Corn is in everything we eat and drink, from soda to beef, and it's fueling the nation's obesity epidemic. "King Corn" is Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis' new documentary, which shows how corn has turned the American diet into a fast food nightmare. The college buddies joined "Good Morning America" today to talk about the corn industry and the farming experiment that inspired the film. They met at college on regular trips to the campus doughnut store. After graduation, they left city life on the East Coast and became farmers in Iowa to learn where their food came from. After nine months, the 31,000 seeds they planted on just one acre had turned into a 10,000-pound harvest of corn. Cheney and Ellis turned 63 percent of their harvest into feed for livestock, 32 percent into ethanol and 5 percent into sweeteners, such as corn syrup. Click here to learn more about the documentary "King Corn." The U.S.
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Common Core is Uncommonly Bad Ed. Policy - Chad Mathis You cannot be a rational, true conservative who opposes Obamacare but supports Common Core education standards. There, I said it. I’ve chosen now to run for public office because I don’t want to see my kids inherit an America worse off than the one I inherited – it gave me the freedom to get an education, practice medicine, start a business, and raise a family. Unfortunately, all of our constitutional protections from an intrusive government are under attack by the Obama administration. Health care is one arena we’re seeing this play out in today. That’s why it’s beyond me how anyone calling themselves conservative could support Common Core. Similarly, Common Core is a blatant assault on free-market educational choice; it puts government between parents and children, wiping out school choice for the sake of uniform standards dictated by bureaucrats, not the needs of the child. I’m the founding board chairman of the Alabama Coalition for Charter Schools. Frankly, that’s got to change.
Medicare Provider Charge Data As part of the Obama administration’s work to make our health care system more affordable and accountable, data are being released that summarize the utilization and payments for procedures and services provided to Medicare fee-for service beneficiaries by specific inpatient and outpatient hospitals, physicians, and other suppliers. These data include information for the 100 most common inpatient services, 30 common outpatient services, and all physician and other supplier procedures and services performed on 11 or more Medicare beneficiaries. Providers determine what they will charge for items,services, and procedures provided to patients and these charges are the amount the providers bill for an item, service, or procedure. Please use the navigation bar to the left to view more information on the inpatient, outpatient, and physician and other supplier analyses and to access the data for download. Inquiries regarding this data can be sent to MedicareProviderData@cms.hhs.gov.
Are Danger Foods for Real? Author Blames Chemicals, Hormones in Food for Host of Health Problems in Kids By KI MAE HEUSSNER May 8, 2009— Is the food on our plates making us sick? Yes, argues a new book released this week. After her youngest child suffered a severe reaction to eggs, the mother of four and MBA launched a campaign to uncover what she believes are "hidden toxins" in our food supply. Based on her research and consultation with pediatricians and allergists, O'Brien concludes that these toxins "can be blamed for the alarming recent increases in allergies, ADHD, cancer, and asthma in our children." Among the worst offenders: the artificial sweetener aspartame, the growth hormone rBGH, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and various food colorings. "Since when did a PB&J and a carton of milk become such a loaded weapon on a lunchroom table?" But despite back-of-the-book endorsements from such luminaries as Oprah contributor Dr. Kid's Food Allergies Reportedly On the Rise One thing is sure, however. Dr.
Orgonite.info - Orgonite Information, Links and Resources More Parents Choose Homeschooling Due to Common Core As Common Core champions like Jeb Bush, Bill Gates, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce continue to attack parents, teachers, and taxpayers for what they claim are “myths” spread about the centralized standards initiative, many parents across the nation are not convinced. WHNT 19 News in Alabama reports a growing number of families making the decision to withdraw their children from school in order to homeschool because of “confusion,” “chaos,” and stress related to the Common Core standards. “It [Common Core] has caused chaos in our house, and it’s not worth it,” said Lori Peden, who has withdrawn two of her children from McBride Elementary in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. “The teachers are not comfortable teaching it. “In math, they take a very long road to go a short distance,” said Peden. Megan King, a parent from Kansans Against Common Core, is also homeschooling two of her children because she is unhappy with the Common Core standards. “I do recommend homeschooling,” she said.
HIGH-INTENSITY CIRCUIT TRAINING USING BODY WEIGHT: Maximum R... : ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal At the Human Performance Institute, Division of Wellness and Prevention, Inc., in Orlando, FL, our clients are high-performing professionals from a variety of industries. These men and women face incessant demands on their time, along with the pressure to perform at high levels and balance their careers and personal lives. From our work with elite performers, we have learned that managing energy is the key to sustaining high performance. However, when facing seemingly infinite demands, one’s ability to manage and expand physical energy can be severely compromised. Regular aerobic and resistance training are two of the strategies we suggest to help individuals manage and expand their physical energy, prevent fatigue, and sustain engagement in those things that really matter to them. Traditionally, resistance training often is performed separately from aerobic training — typically on two or three nonconsecutive days each week. Shorter rest periods result in a shorter total exercise time.
Are Food Dyes Fueling Kids' Hyperactivity? Group Calls for Ban on Artificial Coloring; Others Dismiss Connection to ADHD By LISA STARK and KATE BARRETT June 3, 2008— Aunt Jemima Blueberry Waffles are blue, but not from blueberries. And now some people believe that dyes used to make food look fresh could be so bad for children's health that they should be banned. Watch "World News with Charles Gibson" TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m. The Center for Science in the Public Interest today called on the Food and Drug Administration to ban artificial coloring in all U.S. foods based on a controversial claim that artificial coloring is behind the rise in kids' behavioral problems, like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. "I think it's crystal clear the dyes affect kids' behavior," said Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, D.C. To others, however, that connection is far less clear. The FDA also maintains that there is no evidence of a link. Dr.