• About food

    • skimmed milk powder

      How to distinguish skimmed-milk powder

      The strict controls in use, in any way, guarantee the quality of milk that once could be partially skimmed the surplus of 4% of obligation and even more. Now they sell the types of whole milk admittedly, partially skimmed or low-fat at all.Even low-fat milk is still full of many substances and is easily digestible. […]

  • Acupuncture


      Acupuncture has been known in the West since the second half of the seventeenth century, and interest in it has waxed and waned since then. The modern revival of interest dates from President Nixon’s visit to China in 1972. Much excitement was generated by claims that it was possible to carry out major surgery using […]

  • Ancient

    • Egyptian Stonehenge predates the pyramids

      Egyptian Stonehenge predates the pyramids

      Some 20 years ago, in the Egyptian desert about 100 kilometers west of Abu Simbel, Fred Wendorf noticed a group of large stones on the site of an ancient lake bed. Reasoning by their appearance that they must have been brought there at some time in the past, he began excavations. What he uncovered was […]

  • 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

    • Lycii Tea

      These red, raisin-like berries are best eaten but classically they have been brewed with Schizandra. One of the most popular beverages in China consists mainly of these two berries. With folklore associating lycii and schizandra tea with beauty, youthful skin and “glowing” eyes and complexion, it’s little wonder that Lycii’s a favorite amongst females in […]

  • Botany

    • The important algae of the world by country

      Africa Spirulina Australia Durvillaea Canada Kelp Chile Durvillaea China Anaebaena-Azolla symbiosis, Laminaria – kombu, Porphyra (nori), Undaria – qundai-cai Denmark Furcillaria fastigiata Fiji Gracilaria (Lumicevata), Hypnea (Lumiwawa), Caulerpa racemosa (Nama), Codium geppii (Sagati) Ireland Gelidium latifolium, Gelidium pulchellum, Porphyra, Chondrus Japan Gelidium amansii, Laminaria – kombu, Porphyra (nori), Undaria – wakame Korea Porphyra (nori) Mexico […]

  • Earth secrets

    • Detecting gravity waves

      A revolution in astronomy might be just around the corner — if Einstein’s description of gravity turns out to be correct. Albert Einstein predicted that when massive objects — say, two black holes — interact, they produce so-called “gravity waves” that ripple out through the universe. And some astronomical observations are best explained by the existence […]

  • Gardening

    • Perennials: Chrysanthemums

      Perennials: Chrysanthemums

      Fall Planting: Chrysanthemums are easy to grow and require little attention. Follow the few rules and you, too, can grow them nicely. Chrysanthemums will not tolerate wet feet, so if you plant your clumps in the fall, be sure that where they are planted no water will be standing during the winter months. Many times, […]

  • Gym Shorts

    • Leg exercises you can do anytime, anyplace

      Q: I love wearing short skirts, but my calves are shapeless. How can I get some definition? A: You’re in luck. One of the best exercises to build shapely calves is so easy you can do it practically anywhere. The exercise is called a calf raise. Once you’re comfortable with the basic exercise, here are some variations that […]

  • Health Conditions

    • Irregular periods and birth control pills

      Q: I have a question concerning my menstrual cycle. I have been on Orthocyclen birth control pills for a few years, and I’ve recently started menstruating early. Is this normal, or should I worry? A: Your pills may need to be changed, or there may be something else contributing to the abnormal bleeding. Possibilities  for […]

  • Healthy Life

    • Antioxidants May Slow Alzheimer’s

      They’re already being studied for their benefits in cancer and heart disease. Now, a recent study suggests that two specific antioxidants, vitamin E and a drug called selegiline, may slow the progression of important symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease by about seven months. In a two-year study of 341 people with moderately severe Alzheimer’s, two groups […]

  • Herbs and Botanical Extracts

    • HAWTHORN strengthens the heart muscle

      Parts Used: Leaves, flowers, berries. Function: Hawthorn is thought to contain active ingredients that have a powerful antioxidant effect on the cardiovascular system, a tonic effect, which strengthens the heart muscle and a dilating effect on the coronary blood vessels. Uses: * Traditionally hawthorn was used for insomnia and digestive problems. * Hawthorn is primarily […]

  • Life and Nature

    • Biodiversity Database

      Biodiversity Database

      In the past half billion years, life on Earth has experienced several waves of mass extinctions. The most recent — 65 million years ago — wiped out the dinosaurs. But it’s what happens to biodiversity between extinction events that interests paleobiologist John Alroy, of the University of California, Santa Barbara. John Alroy: The traditional view is […]

  • Lifestyle

    • Yerba Mate: The Extraordinary South American Rejuvanator

      Introduced to modern South America by the Guarani Indians, Yerba Mate has been used for thousands of years as a cultural, medicinal, herbal drink for its healthy and energizing ingredients. Mate is the base for many household and common medicines, as well as a cultural phenomenon in South America. “It is difficult to find a […]

  • Medical Folklore


      Agave - leaves were used by the Aztecs to cure dysentery. Alder [Alnus] – used as an astringent on wounds by many tribes. Also used against cramps by the Penobscot and for ague by the Onondaga. Alum Root - used for wounds and sores by many tribes. The Menominee used it for diarrhea. Angelica [Angelica atropurpurea] – used by […]

  • Moms and kids

    • How to handle a stuttering child

      When toddlers stutter I am a 30-year-old mother of three girls (5 years, 2 years and 8 months old). Two weeks ago, my 2-year-old began stuttering with little words like “me,” “I,” etc. I think she is aware of this because she is now avoiding certain words. As a teen, I used to stutter, and […]

  • Mystic and Mysteries

    • Let’s examine the fake New Age movement

      What is this “New Age” that people try so hard either to identify themselves with or distance themselves from? Are big changes really on the horizon? If so, what can we expect and what should we do? Well, the short answer is that there are two movements that are often called New Age, one of […]

  • Natural Food

    • Pass the Garlic, Please

      If you want to take full advantage of garlic’s medicinal properties, include it in your diet. We’re not sure if garlic can really ward off vampires, but research has proven what our grandmothers and their ancestors have known all along. This pungent herb, called allium sativum, may help fight certain viruses and fungi. It also […]

  • Natural Lifestyle

    • Brazil: Land Of Feijoada

      The name Brazil was derived from ‘Pau-brasil’, a wood that produced red and purple dyes. Pau-brasil was the most exploitable wealth found by Pedro Alvares Cabral, a Portuguese navigator, and his expedition in 1500 when he first landed in Brazil. When Cabral found the land, it was inhabited by Indian tribes- -fierce and warlike. The […]

  • Natural Remedies

    • Linseed prevent breast cancer

      A teaspoon of linseed once a day gives additional protection against this disease most frequent, say experts from the University of Minessota (USA). Dr. Joanne Slavin together with his colleagues have conducted a study involving 34 women who are at the menopause . They have received, in addition to the regular diet, the same for […]

  • Raw Food

    • Barley Cereal With Apples & Spice

      Ingretints: 4 oranges (1 cup of juice) 2 apples (1/2 cup of pulp) 1/2 cup of water 1/3 cup of pearl barley 1/3 cup of whole dried apricots 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon How to prepare: Separately juice the oranges and the apples. Set aside 1 cup of orange juice […]

  • Recipes

    • Polenta taragna

      It is the traditional polenta from Valtellina. It is prepared with three parts water and one of flour. Add to the polenta butter or cheese in small pieces or slices (you have to melt but not incorporate). Serve it hot hot.

  • Science

    • Chlorine element and the liquid chlorine bleach

      Chlorine element and the liquid chlorine bleach

      When you add chlorine bleach to a colored shirt, the chlorine molecules attack the dyes by breaking up the compounds. Hydrogen peroxide bleaches blondes, and sunlight can fade the color from a beach towel. But when you think bleach — and imagine its familiar smell — you’re probably thinking about Cl. A colored dye is a compound […]

  • Vitamins and Supplements

    • CoQ10- what do you know about it?

      Q: I have heard alot of benefits of using CoQ10, such as helping heart problems, cancer, immune problems & diabetes. I just recently read that it could help with weight loss also. Does anyone know if this is true? Because I really don’t need to lose weight !! A: CoQ10 is an antioxidant similar to vitamin E. […]

  • 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

    • Armand Tecco’s Evaluation and Plan for Mandie

      Assessment Form for Mandie First Name: Mandie Gender: Female Age: 26 Height: 5 feet, 6 inches Weight: 212 pounds MEDICAL HISTORY 1. YES NO � � X Has your doctor ever said you have heart trouble? � X Do you frequently have pains in your heart and chest? � X Do you often feel faint or have spells of severe […]

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