• About food

    • Saccharin and various acalorici sweeteners

      In addition to the natural sugars such as sucrose, glucose, fructose, lactose and sorbitol, there are other artificial sweeteners such as saccharin, the “dulcina”, the propyl ether of Famminonitrofenolo, the cicloesilsolfammato or sodium cyclamate and others . Saccharin is 500 times sweeter than sugar, “dulcina” 200, the propyl ether deiramminonitrofenolo even 4000 times. Their use […]

  • Acupuncture


      Generalized stimulation Liv 3 LI 4 S 36 (said to enhance activity of immune system) Generalized stimulation of this kind is particularly likely to produce the euphoria, drowsiness etc. that characterize strong reactors. Some disorders that may be treated in this way include chronic urticaria, asthma, menopausal hot flushes, and migraine. These are discussed below, […]

  • Ancient

    • Dinosaur: 'fearfully great lizard'

      Dinosaur: ‘fearfully great lizard’

      About 230 million years ago, a new group of reptiles appeared on the Earth. They were gigantic and they were small, ranging in size from a 737 airliner to a chicken. They were plant-eaters, they were meat-eaters, and the last of them disappeared about 65 million years ago. That’s about all that paleontologists can agree […]

  • Astrology

    • The Winds of Autumn

      We are alive at an incredible moment in history, yet one in which carrying unbearable weight and enduring deafening pressures also seem to be facts of existence. September’s transition into Autumn promises several major opportunities for laying down heavy loads and changing paths, if that’s what you really want to do. While we can un-burden […]

  • Beverages

    • Seed Wonder

      This drink can be used as a substitute to a meal. Try to avoid other foods other than fruit for at least one hour after consuming and this drink is best consumed on an empty stomach. Blend all Ingredients together. Ingredients: 2 Cups Multi grain milk ¼ Cup Protein powder 2 Tbsp Green powder of […]

  • Botany

    • Algae: Cultivation, Harvest and Improvement

      Porphyra: Mastery of Porphyra life history led to selection at the gametophyte stage, followed by inducing spore release from mature fronds of high quality material by lowering temperature, increasing light levels or lengthening daylight hours. Spores germinate a bore into shells which are them used as “seeding” nets. Suspend nets in water from poles with […]

  • Earth secrets

    • Melanin causes the spectrum of colors in skin

      There’s an incredible range of skin and hair color in people from around the world. And it’s caused almost solely by a single pigment called melanin. How does one color do it all? How is it possible to make all of the colors of the human body out of the single pigment melanin? Melanin is […]

  • Gardening

    • Growing Roses in Containers

      Growing Roses in Containers

      Selecting a Container Choose containers made of wood or of unglazed ceramic, because they can “breathe” and stay cooler than metal or plastic containers. The pot must have drainage holes, and be large enough to comfortably accommodate the plant’s roots. For miniatures or the smaller shrub varieties, a container 10 to 12 inches in diameter […]

  • Gym Shorts

    • How much exercise is too much?

      I do aerobics about five times a week for about two hours each time. Sometimes I alternate with the stair-climbing machine. Am I doing too much? Congratulations on your commitment to exercise. Although you’re doing a lot of high-intensity exercise, you’re taking some smart steps to prevent overtraining: Allowing two rest days a week gives […]

  • Health Conditions

    • Stopping AIDS at the Source

      In light of the ongoing spread and mortality of AIDS in the US and globally, public policies and health education initiatives need to be revamped. While governmental programs may discourage high-risk activities or prevent infection in other ways, the ultimate responsibility for prevention lies with individual behavior. As of July 2000, the Centers for Disease […]

  • Healthy Life

    • Walking and weight loss for ex-smokers

      I’m just over 40 years old, and I quit smoking two months ago. I’m gaining weight because I quit smoking. I recently started walking at least four times a week. How often and how fast should I walk to prevent weight gain? The answer depends on how much you’re eating to replace the satisfaction of […]

  • Herbs and Botanical Extracts

    • ROSEMARY antiseptic, decongestant and analgesic

      Parts Used: Leaves. Function: Rosemary is used primarily for its strong antiseptic, decongestant and analgesic properties on the body and for its stimulating effect on the mind. Uses: * Traditionally rosemary has had a wide and varied application, it was used by the Greeks to burn during religious rites, by the Egyptians as perfume, during […]

  • Life and Nature

    • Amazon Archaeology

      Most of the soil around the Amazon river is chalky and acidic — poor for farming. That’s why archaeologists assumed no advanced civilizations arose in the Amazon basin before European colonization. But Brazilian farmers know of patches of thick, dark soil they call Terra Preta — or Black Earth. Here’s Jim Petersen is an archaeologist […]

  • Lifestyle

    • all bodies are good bodies

      All Bodies Are Good Bodies

      The discussion at the weekly weight-loss support group turned to weight-abuse stories. I haven’t been to the doctor in six years because of the comments the nurse made at the scale, said one long-term dieter. A teen-age boy on the bus loudly asked me if I was pregnant or just fat, said another woman. Barbara, […]

  • Medical Folklore


      History Egyptian medicine developed from 3200 B.C. to 30 B.C. within a culture that believed in an afterlife following death. The Egyptians believed that the vital life force of their kings and other important members of Egyptian society, such as priests and t he nobility, could return to reanimate their bodies. This created the necessity […]

  • Moms and kids

    • Dehydrated from Gatorade?

      My daughter had been playing a hard game of softball, so she kept drinking Gatorade to keep herself hydrated. Next thing you know, though, she’s really dehydrated. The school nurse said it was because she’d been drinking TOO much of the stuff. But everything I read says sports drinks quench thirst and replace fluid, sodium […]

  • Mystic and Mysteries

    • What is Alchemy?

      The term “alchemy” has been used to describe chemical, medical, psychological, and spiritual practices from China, Egypt, Europe, and elsewhere which lead to transformation and a realization in which all opposites — masculine and feminine, heaven and earth, divine and human, the whole and the part, the visible and the invisible; body, heart, mind and […]

  • Natural Food

    • Broccoli raab

      Broccoli raab (Brassica rapa, subspecies parachinensis) resembles sparsely budded broccoli stalks and is related to the turnip. Although the bitter taste has never been a favorite in North American cuisine, this vegetable is often used in Italian or Chinese cooking as it adds an aggressive zest to pasta and potato dishes, or with spicy curries […]

  • Natural Lifestyle

    • Ecuador – Small But Rich

      Ecuador is one of the smallest countries of South America. It lies on the west coast of the continent between Colombia and Peru. The equator crosses Ecuador and gives the country its name. ‘Ecuador’ is the Spanish word for ‘equator.’ The vast areas of land- – mountain slopes, mountain valleys between mountain ranges, high plateaus […]

  • Natural Remedies

    • Harness your body's healing powers – Naturopathic Medicine

      If alternative medicine were an art form, naturopathy would be its mosaic. That’s because its multi-faceted practitioners are trained in an array of therapies including clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, ayurveda, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, massage and conventional care. Naturopathic physicians (naturopaths) pride themselves on first preventing disease. That means replacing bad habits like smoking with […]

  • Raw Food

    • Hearty Oats With Nuts & Raisins

      Ingredients: 4 pears (1 cup of juice) 1 cup of water 1 cup of rolled oats 1 banana, sliced 1/4 cup of raisins 1/4 cup of chopped unsalted black walnuts 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract dash of ground cinnamon Juice the pears. Set aside 1 cup of juice. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the water […]

  • Recipes


      This recipe is fun and easy to make, and also makes a great addition to picnics and BBQs. 1 pkg. Lite Life Smart Menu Steak Strips Assortment of your favorite veggies, cut into lg. chunks 1 bottle Italian dressing 1. Marinate “steak strips” and veggie chunks in Italian dressing for at least 6 hours. 2. […]

  • Science

    • 22° halo - St. Petersburg display of June 18, 1790

      22° halo – St. Petersburg display of June 18, 1790

      Lowitz’s drawing was made June 18, 1790. The especially unusual features are the two arcs here colored red that extend from the parhelic circle to join the faint 22° halo. These “Lowitz arcs” can be simulated by plate crystals that take a range of orientations about a horizontal axis passing through diametrically opposite prism edges. […]

  • Vitamins and Supplements

    • VITAMIN A repair of the lining tissues

      Function Vitamin A is used by the body for maintenance and repair of the lining tissues of the body including in the eye, where it helps to prevent night blindness. It is used for the maintenance of the skin and may be useful for skin disorders such as acne. Vitamin A is also used for […]

  • Walking Tips

    • Walking off post-menopausal weight

      Walking off ERT weight gain I had a hysterectomy a year ago, began estrogen replacement therapy and have gained a lot of weight. What is the best way to lose weight while on ERT? I am so discouraged and tired of being fat! Walking off post-menopausal weight While it is true that ERT causes weight […]

  • Weight Loss & Fitness

    • Irregular periods and exercise

      Q: For years now, my period has been irregular. My gynecologist told me not to worry because everything seems to be fine. Recently, though, my cycle became regular when I stopped working out. Are my workouts affecting my menstrual cycle? A: Many female dancers and athletes who play sports associated with leanness – like running and […]

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