• About food

    • Nutritional value of rice

      The rice is nearly complete and highly digestible. Raw rice supplies 351 calories per 100 grams while 100 grams of cooked rice provide about 100 calories. Practically, 100 grams of cooked rice are about 35 grams of uncooked rice having absorbed the 2 / 3 of water. Please note that the nutritional value of prepared […]

  • Acupuncture

    • Non-pain uses of TENS

      TENS can be used to relax spastic limbs in multiple sclerosis. The electrodes are placed over the femoral or sciatic nerves. For some unexplained reason it does not seem to work in spasticity from other causes. Prof. Kaada, a Finnish neurologist, has described the use of TENS to increase the peripheral circulation to treat ulcers […]

  • Ancient

    • Pleistocene Park

      Pleistocene Park

      A million years ago, Dandero was a very different place. Instead of the dry, dusty badlands that characterize the area, there were flowing rivers, lakes and lush forests. Animals thrived in the much wetter climate. The proof is in the more than 500 metres of sedimentary rock stacked one on top of another, like a […]

  • Astrology

    • Pluto was once a moon of Neptune?

      Pluto was once a moon of Neptune?

      Astronomers discovered Pluto in 1930, Geneva, and soon realized that this outer world actually crosses the orbit of Neptune, the next planet inward. In 1936, British astronomer Raymond Lyttleton proposed that Pluto once orbited Neptune as a moon. But now we know that Pluto and Neptune are in a special type of orbit with respect […]

  • Beverages


      “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” Henry James, “The Portrait of a Lady” The tea manking it usually it’s an opportunity for a ritual in our lives, a ritual meaning that we need to release ourself and observe our reactions when we […]

  • Botany

    • Algae: What are the uses and the useful substances?

      Algae: What are the uses and the useful substances?

      Whole plant – food 160 species (Simpson) used for food most coming from 3 genera (Porphyra, Laminaria, Undaria). Up to 75% of their dry bulk is indigestible Kelps (Kombu) vegetables in Japan and China Porphyra (nori) north Pacific. Nori – Japan since AD 533- 544; cultivation since 1623-49; when Japanese fishermen found bamboos pieces with […]

  • Earth secrets

    • Ocean Guilds

      The great white shark and the Salmon shark are closely related — each part of what’s called a shark “guild.” Up next — a scientist talks about tracking the movements of shark guilds. Speaking with Randy Kochevar, a scientist with California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium. Kochevar is principle investigator of TOPP — the Tagging of Pacific Pelagics […]

  • Gardening

    • In Consideration of Why They Bloom

      In Consideration of Why They Bloom

      I will admit that I love flowers. I also love gardening. I am not the most proficient or the neatest of gardeners, and I have a taste for the less than manicured bed. Why do most of us garden? I think there is a combination of an appreciation for the plants themselves and their attributes […]

  • Gym Shorts

    • Get strong, stay flexible

      I play baseball, and I want to get strong but stay flexible. Many people who build muscle seem to be less limber. How can I increase my muscle mass without losing flexibility? Building muscle is not going to make you less flexible as long as you stretch. Many of us are guilty of not stretching […]

  • Health Conditions

    • Can herbs cure post-surgery pain?

      I was hurt in an auto accident. I broke both legs above the knees, have had plates and screws inserted, lost my left knee cap and crushed bones in my right ankle. Recently I had surgery to fuse my ankle. Is there a natural medicine I can take for swelling and pain? I have been […]

  • Healthy Life

    • Don’t Kill Your Mother

      When I looked at the cow before she was killed. I saw in her eyes the fear that she felt. And how she was calling for help with tears rolling down her eyes. Have you ever looked into a cow’s eyes? Did you see someone there or did you see a large chunk of beef? […]

  • Herbs and Botanical Extracts


      Parts Used: Usually the dried flowers, although other parts may be used. Function: The active ingredients in chamomile provide an antispasmodic (muscle relaxing) and anti-inflammatory effect when used both internally and externally. Uses: * As chamomile is native to Europe and Western Asia, it has been used for centuries by many cultures. Mostly is has […]

  • Life and Nature

    • Big Bend National Park: Making a Desert

      Big Bend National Park: Making a Desert

      In the past two million years, North America has experienced the coming and going of ice ages. During the ice ages, the Chihuahuan Desert existed only in our modern-day Mexico, in the southernmost part of its current range. Then, about 11,000 years ago, the last ice age ended. Ice was piled a mile high over […]

  • Lifestyle

    • Pointers for the Pregnant

      During this interesting stage, almost all nutrient requirements increase. In particular, the recommendation is that folic acid and iron intakes increase by one hundred percent. Vitamin B complex, C, protein, zinc, and other micronutrients should also be taken in larger doses. These extra nutrients supply all the maternal and fetal needs during this period of […]

  • Medical Folklore

    • Pre-Conquest Mexican medicine (2000 B.C. to 1521 A.D.)

      History Mexican medicine developed from approximately 2000 B.C. to 1521 A.D., the time of the Spanish conquest. Although the Spanish conquerors systematically destroyed the great Aztec libraries, making it difficult to identify exactly which practices came originally from which of the Mexican cultures, the Olmecs, Toltecs, and later the Zapotecs and their Mixtec conquerors are […]

  • Moms and kids

    • Wipe out icky warts

      My two-year-old recently developed a wart on her arm. Are over-the-counter medications safe to use? Will the wart be permanent or will it eventually go away? Warts (the medical term is verrucae) are common viral disorders of the skin, and they are seldom a serious health problem. Warts can occur at all ages, but they […]

  • Mystic and Mysteries

    • Will Frozen Ship Killers Always Be A Threat?

      Will Frozen Ship Killers Always Be A Threat?

      Today, thanks to radar technology, the risk posed to ships by icebergs is a lot better than it was in 1912. But these building-sized blocks of glacial ice remain a major threat to some of the most important ships and structures we have in the Atlantic Ocean. According to Colin Stock, an Environment Canada iceberg […]

  • Natural Food

    • Superfood: Red Beets

      Red beets — robust, ruddy-red spheres armed with folate, the superstar vitamin essential in preventing neural-tube birth defects and fighting the battle against heart disease. One half cup (cooked fresh and sliced) delivers as much folate (68 micrograms) as 1 whole cup of fresh orange juice and twice the fiber (1.8 grams) of 1 whole […]

  • Natural Lifestyle

    • Doing a gainer: healthy ways to pack on pounds

      What is the best way to gain weight without supplements or other weight gain products? Surprisingly, the best way to gain weight is also a great way to lose weight – weight training. The difference is, when you’re trying to gain weight you need to increase the number of calories you’re eating. If you wanted […]

  • Natural Remedies

    • Should You Visit a Registered Dietitian?

      The message is loud and clear in study after study: Smart eating helps ward off diseases and changes that undermine your looks — day by day, and year by year. How do you know if what you’re eating is slowing your aging clock — or speeding it up? A one-hour consultation with a nutrition expert […]

  • Raw Food

    • Rice 'N' Strawberries

      Ingredients: 1 cup soy milk 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup raw cashews pinch sea salt 1/2 cup sliced strawberries 1 cup cooked brown rice, hot 1. In a blender, combine soy milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, cashews, and salt. 2. Sprinkle strawberries over hot rice. 3. […]

  • Recipes

    • Garlic Ice Cream

      For those garlic lovers that might be interested, here’s a garlic ice cream recipe that’s from our Master Cook data base. I haven’t tried it myself but if you like garlic and want to experiment – enjoy! * Exported from MasterCook * Garlic Ice Cream Amount Measure Ingredient — Preparation Method 2 Cups Whole Milk […]

  • 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

    • 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

    • New Athletic Shoes That Give You Blister

      I recently purchased a new pair of walking shoes. I like them, but there is one problem – I have blisters. Can I correct the problem by using insoles or thicker socks? I read that the best socks are those with a little wool for wicking moisture away from the skin. Any comments? It’s hard […]

  • Weight Loss & Fitness

    • Hunger – Curbing Bean Salad

      High fiber fills you up Long-term energy Quick and easy one-dish meal Intense flavor satisfies your tastebuds Salad ½ c. canned black beans (drain and rinse before measuring) ½ c. canned red kidney beans (drain and rinse before measuring) 1 c. frozen cut green beans, thawed ¼ c. chopped green onion ¼ c. chopped red […]

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