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Hungry Planet: What The World Eats

Hungry Planet: What The World Eats
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Detailed Listing of Acid / Alkaline Forming Foods The pH scale is from 0 - 14 Human blood pH should be slightly alkaline ( 7.35 - 7.45 ). Below or above this range means symptoms and disease. A pH of 7.0 is neutral. An acidic pH can occur from, an acid forming diet, emotional stress, toxic overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. An acidic balance will: decrease the body's ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells, decrease it's ability to repair damaged cells, decrease it's ability to detoxify heavy metals, make tumor cells thrive, and make it more susceptible to fatigue and illness. The reason acidosis is more common in our society is mostly due to the typical American diet, which is far too high in acid producing animal products like meat, eggs and dairy, and far too low in alkaline producing foods like fresh vegetables. To maintain health, the diet should consist of 60% alkaline forming foods and 40% acid forming foods.

Lunch with the FT: Joyce DiDonato Over grilled octopus, the American opera star gives Martin Dickson a singing masterclass and talks about the loneliness of life on the road We’re midway through our sheep’s milk ricotta appetiser when Joyce DiDonato, one of the world’s most glamorous opera stars, opens her mouth wide and starts to do something with her tongue that has nothing to do with eating. She pushes it down hard into the floor of her mouth. At the same time, she places her thumb in a soft cavity under her jaw, where it can sense the tongue muscle’s downward pressure. She invites me to do the same. Heaven knows what other diners at Manhattan’s Boulud Sud make of our curious fingerings and facial contortions. Her sound, she says, was all forced. Luckily, a perceptive voice coach spotted the problem, told her she was damaging her voice, and worked to connect her properly to her lungs. She has never cancelled a performance because of illness. She has a very busy 2014. She pauses and gives a self-knowing laugh.

Photos of the Real World: Amy Powell’s Family Album When Amy Powell’s open, heartfelt email below landed in my inbox, as an introduction to her pictures, it brought home to me — in an unexpectedly powerful way — how indispensable a medium like photography can be: intrinsic to one’s being, a bond between loved ones, and a way of representing the complexities of life that, as Amy puts it, are “hard as hell for some people.” It was through a camera, she notes, that her mom “showed me affection as a child. When she took pictures of me I felt loved and special, like something to treasure.” The story behind Amy’s exceptional pictures—the relationship with her family and the collaboration with her sister, Erica—reveals that photography has always been central to Amy’s identity. “Growing up shy and not having anyone to talk to, the camera was the perfect thing to have in my hands,” she writes. “It has helped me deal with feelings of stress; show and contain my worry; connect and have intimacy with family. . . . – Phil Bicker My name is Amy.

Empresarios del anden Sauvagement-Bon Opinion: We're living '1984' today It appears that the police now have a device that can read license plates and check if a car is unregistered, uninsured or stolen. We already know that the National Security Agency can dip into your Facebook page and Google searches. And it seems that almost every store we go into these days wants your home phone number and ZIP code as part of any transaction. So when Edward Snowden -- now cooling his heels in Russia -- revealed the extent to which the NSA is spying on Americans, collecting data on phone calls we make, it's not as if we should have been surprised. We live in a world that George Orwell predicted in "1984." Comparisons between Orwell's novel about a tightly controlled totalitarian future ruled by the ubiquitous Big Brother and today are, in fact, quite apt. Telescreens -- in the novel, nearly all public and private places have large TV screens that broadcast government propaganda, news and approved entertainment. So what's it all mean?

Sigur Rós: Valtari The Restaurateur Makes His London Debut With a New Sex Shop Fronted Mexican Joint Chorizo, lobster and lime reveal their unexpectedly lascivious side in still life photographers Metz + Racine’s saucy homage to London’s newest hotspot, La Bodega Negra. Using a color palette and mini-sets inspired by the Mexican architect Luis Barragán, Metz + Racine enlisted ingredients from the eatery’s menu. What are the crucial components of an excellent Mexican meal? The heart of the cuisine is the salsa. The space has some really playful elements, but also lots of moody, dark alcoves. It’s a playful riff on a certain bohemian Mexican/Cali gypsy lifestyle. How does the restaurant scene here differ from New York? The food is very good in both cities. Do you see Bodega Negra as the London outpost of La Esquina, or as completely different institutions? I’m not involved with La Esquina anymore, so this is a new project with a strictly local site-specific focus. What are your favorite dishes on the menu?

Don't Fear the Kitchen | by a graphic designer who happens to loves to cook Home | Real Raw Food A comment: Revisiting George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four in 2010 By Richard Mynick 12 June 2010 Since first appearing in the popular lexicon, the term “Orwellian” has conjured up a vision of the prototypical “totalitarian state”: a one-party dictatorship that swarmed with secret police, spied on its own people, quashed dissent, made arbitrary arrests, tortured prisoners, waged perpetual war, rewrote history for mere expedience, impoverished its own working population, and rooted its political discourse in doublethink—a thought system defined as “the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” Many Americans would easily recognize this description of “Oceania,” the futuristic dystopia immortalized by George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, one of the most influential English-language novels of the mid-twentieth century. Whether many Americans recognize that this description applies to their own society as well is another matter. Yet Nineteen Eighty-Four was no endorsement of the West.

The Gap: An Inspirational Video About How All Artists Struggle in the Beginning We’re not in the habit of reposting things we’ve covered before, even though at least once per week we run across some post or video from a few years ago that is going ‘re-viral’ and is being covered by everyone who missed it the last go around (and some who didn’t). For this video, however, we’re making an exception. And we beg your forgiveness for that but the truth is, our readership has more than doubled since 2012 and it would be an injustice not to share this with those new readers. Plus, those who have already seen it will definitely benefit from re-visiting this motivational message. The video above is a fresh take on an old snippet of interview that NPR’s Ira Glass of the show This American Life gave back in 2009 (it initially went viral in early 2012). It’s an inspirational ‘don’t give up’ message for beginners that describes what Glass calls ‘The Gap’ between your taste and your skill that exists when you first begin any artistic endeavour. (via Reddit)

moitié-moitié » Activités Potlucks thématiques Activités souvent accompagnées d’une thématique, les potlucks sont une belle excuse au partage de plats comme d’histoires. Suivant des thèmes telle la nostalgie, le réconfort ou la folie, les mets, préparés et consommés par les participants, servent de catalyseurs aux conversations. Ces potlucks multiculturels auront lieu dans de petites salles favorisant la proximité (petits cafés, galeries d’art, parcs, etc.) et une conversation sera animée en lien avec le sujet choisi. Ateliers culinaires Les ateliers de cuisine ethnique sont orchestrés par des femmes immigrantes passionnées passés maîtres dans l’art de marier les saveurs de leur pays. moitié-moitié chez vous Une sage citation de César Chavez s’articule à peu près comme suit: « Si vous souhaitez vous faire un ami, allez chez quelqu’un et mangez avec lui — les gens qui vous donnent leurs vivres, vous donnent leur coeur ». Activités corporatives