• About food

    • paella recipe

      Paella Recipe

      The Spanish paella is a special pan (paelliera), a popular dish that is cooked in the region of Valencia, of whose ingredient base is rice. The simplest and most ancient recipe, which now no one knows, prepared with green beans and snails, collected in the same wetlands. Nowadays, there are a hundred ways to prepare […]

  • Acupuncture

    • The Spine – General Considerations

      It is often assumed that back pain is synonymous with disc herniation, but this is certainly an over- statement. Even the finding of a disc lesion on magnetic resonance imaging is not proof that it is causing the patient’s symptoms. Other mechanical causes of back pain include osteoarthritis of the facet joints and other degenerative […]

  • Ancient

    • How to keep a 500-year-old corpse fresh

      How to keep a 500-year-old corpse fresh

      It’s no accident that what may be the world’s best-preserved mummies have been found at the world’s highest-altitude archaeological site. There’s nothing quite like unending cold to keep an ancient corpse looking fresh and young. Three young people, two girls and a boy, have been uncovered atop Argentina’s Mount Llullaillaco at a height of 6,706 […]

  • Astrology

    • Meteor Trails

      Meteor Trails

      Dust particles left behind by comets crash into Earth’s atmosphere and heat up due to friction with the air. That’s when they become glowing meteors. At what altitude do meteors become incandescent? Meteors are dust particles from space. They become incandescent — or glow — almost as soon as they hit Earth’s atmosphere. Some meteors such […]

  • Beverages

    • Pulp Facts

      News alert: Don’t juice vegetables and then discard the pulp. In the garbage goes most of the fiber. Even worse, according to a new study, you waste about half of the fabulous vitamins and phytomins. Researchers first measured levels of two phytomins: lycopene (a possible colon-cancer fighter) in tomatoes; and sulforaphane (a possible breast-cancer fighter) […]

  • Botany

    • Algae: What properties are exploited?

      Indigestibility: Many kelps are largely indigestible. Inert material for delivery of medicinals. Inertness: Diatom fossils used embalming compounds, enamel polishes. Diatomaceous bricks ordered by Emperor Justinian to build the dome of the church of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul in AD 532. Reduces glossiness in paint. Adsorption: Diatom fossils (Bacillariophyceae Limestone – diatomaceous earth) used to […]

  • Earth secrets

    • Florida panthers and conservation

      The Florida panther once roamed the southeastern United States. Now, the few panthers left in the wild are confined to remote cypress swamps in southwestern Florida. The Florida panther is the most endangered species of mammal in the U.S. It’s estimated that there are fewer than 100 Florida panthers left in the wild. These last […]

  • Gardening

    • Chilhuacle Negro

      Seed Source: Obtained through internet correspondence. Originally from the Oaxaca region of Mexico. Description: This pepper looks like a small Bell pepper only it is a much darker green color. As the pepper matures it slowly turns a dark chocolate brown. When dried the pepper turns a dark black color. This is a very flavorful […]

  • Gym Shorts

    • Walking on treadmills vs. the sidewalk

      Are treadmills better than the sidewalk? I have been an avid walker for about 4 years now and I enjoy it. In the winter I use a treadmill, and I wonder if the impact on my joints is harder on a treadmill, or when I am out walking in my neighborhood? Actually, it depends on […]

  • Health Conditions

    • Mitral valve prolapse (MVP)

      Is there a natural treatment for Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)? If so, are there any issues I should be aware of? Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is caused by a bulging of one or more mitral leaflets into the left atrium of the heart during systole (the rhythmic contraction of the heart). This can create a […]

  • Healthy Life

    • Bleeding after intercourse

      Is it normal to bleed for a few days after the first time you’ve had sexual intercourse? And what are the odds of getting a bladder infection when having sex regularly? Yes. The previously unstretched tissue was traumatized, so to speak, and that’s probably what caused the bleeding. If it persists, though, see a physician. […]

  • Herbs and Botanical Extracts

    • KELP for obesity, ulcers, constipation and thyroid problems

      Parts Used: Seaweed leaves. Function: Kelp is high in vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Uses: Kelp is used for a wide variety of conditions including obesity, ulcers, constipation and thyroid problems. Due to the high vitamin and mineral content of kelp, it is of great benefit to the brain and nerve tissue of the spinal […]

  • Life and Nature

    • Native Artifacts

      A story about beach parties — from the distant past. Ronald Blom is a geologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A current project is using images taken from aircraft to help identify potential sites of Native American settlements on government land. Blom and his colleagues hope to identify locations that have artifacts like tent foundations, […]

  • Lifestyle

    • Ten Ways to Stay Slim Despite Eating Out

      You’ve probably heard dining-out tips such as “choose broiled over fried” and “order sauces on the side” a dozen times. Here are some new ones that can help too. 1. Maintain balance. Choose one splurge per restaurant trip and then round out the meal with healthy favorites. If you have to have the fettuccine Alfredo, […]

  • Medical Folklore

    • Chinese Medicine

      Chinese medical traditions developed from 2852 B.C. to 220 A.D. The Chinese believed in a world spirit, the Tao, and a cosmic balance between two opposing forces, the Yin and the Yang. The dichotomy of yin and yang was seen everywhere in the Chinese world — female was yin, male was yang; darkness was yin, […]

  • Moms and kids

    • Dangers of talcum powder

      I’ve heard that baby powders are dangerous to use on infants (or adults for that matter) because the talc has been linked to development of ovarian cancer. Is this true, and does that make pure corn starch powders okay? (I’ve also heard that use of powder contributes to respiratory problems.) Pediatricians have recommended against the […]

  • Mystic and Mysteries

    • The Devil's Footprints

      The Devil’s Footprints

      On the night of February 7, 1855, there was an unusually heavy snowfall in the county of Devonshire, England. When the people awoke the next morning they found that the fresh snow had been broken by footprints, of a very mysterious sort. The prints were U-Shaped and about 4 inches long by 2 3/4 inches […]

  • Natural Food

    • Give Me Sesame

      Sesame seeds contain a lot of fat, but no cholesterol. The aromatic oil of sesame is expressed and used in many Eastern dishes. Its essential fatty acids are beneficial because it helps solve the common problem of dry skin. Sesame oil is often added to food at the end of cooking. The scientific name Sesamum […]

  • Natural Lifestyle

    • Asian Traditional Food Diary: Malaysia

      Rice is Malaysia’s main food product. Malaysian culture requires that people respect rice- -meaning, they must not waste it because it is their staple food. So perhaps to instill in the young children’s mind the value of rice, the elders tell children that rice ‘cry at night when you leave leftovers on your plates or […]

  • Natural Remedies

    • Herbs that can cure cataracts

      How to cure cataracts The only herbal cataracts cure I have ever come across was an old pharmaceutical preparation from dusty miller. The solution must be made weak because the solution is caustic. The solution was used as eyedrops to dissolve the cataracts. I do not have the name off the pharmaceutical off hand, but […]

  • 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

    • Tahini Tamari Tango

      This is a wonderful and healthy sauce that can be used as a salad dressing, over rice and veggies, as a tofu marinade or simmering sauce. Ingredients: ½ Cup Tahini (sesame butter) – raw or roasted ¼ Cup Tamari (wheat free soy sauce) 1-2 cloves Fresh Garlic 1 small chunk Ffresh ginger peeled (use amount […]

  • Science

    • Early living humans in Europe - Neandertals and Cro Magnons

      Early living humans in Europe – Neandertals and Cro Magnons

      Scientists believe there were once two types of early living humans in Europe, Neandertals and Cro Magnons. They believe we’re descended from Cro Magnons, while, about 30,000 years ago, Neandertals disappeared. Still, scientists wonder did Neandertals pass on any of their genes by mating with our ancestors? John Relethford: I think that they formed a small portion […]

  • Vitamins and Supplements

    • Treatments for ADD

      Q: I am a 16 year old who thinks he has ADD if anyone knows any herbs that will SIGNIFICANTLY help concentration and motivation will they suggest them. A1: I would recommend to you the combination of two products for your condition. LIFEGUARD and ALERT. Both of these products are all natural and very effective. […]

  • Walking Tips

    • Walking After Knee Replacement

      I had total left knee replacement four and a half months ago (due to age and an old injury). Two weeks ago I began walking a mile a day very successfully. Half the mile is straight down the hill and the other half is back up. Am I risking too much wear & tear on […]

  • Weight Loss & Fitness

    • Getting results without weight machines

      Q: Is there a way to do leg presses and lat pulldowns with hand-held weights instead of a weight machine? A: Unfortunately, hand-held weights are not the best options for these exercises. But there are other ways to modify these exercises so you can do them without machines. Try exercise bands. These elastic resistance bands are lightweight, easy […]

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