• About food

    • pecorino of Montone cheese

      Pecorino of Montone cheese

      Production area: Montone, in Teramese, but also in Atri, Cortina, Rocca Santa Maria, Pietracamela, Pollutri and Città Sant’Angelo. Pecorino cheese has a soft texture, mild flavor with a slight spiciness and a pinkish color. It is kept dipped in olive oil. It is difficult to find this Pecorino of Montone cheese on the market. The […]

  • Acupuncture


      A fair amount of research in acupuncture has appeared, much of it of rather dubious quality. There are certain intrinsic difficulties confronting anyone who wants to do clinical research of this kind, much of it centred on the choice of a suitable control procedure. To the mildly interested onlooker with no particular interest in acupuncture […]

  • Ancient

    • What do we know about Cereals

      The most important cereals are wheat, rice, corn, buckwheat, barley, rye and oats. They are plants of the family Gramineae grown since the dawn of time which have provided most of the food for mankind. We have news of the probable existence of cereals since the Neolithic age. The cereals were cultivated in China five […]

  • 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

    • Albana grapes

      The Albana, Aleatico and Arneis – italian grapes for wines

      Albana italian grapes has been grown in the northern region, Emilia-Romagna, since the 13th century. It is also found in the vineyards of Liguria, Lombardy and Tuscany. All together, Italy harvests about 30 million kilos of Albana grapes each year. Albana di Romagna DOCG is in southeast Emilia-Romagna. It gained its DOCG status in 1987 and is […]

  • Botany

    • Constitutional Physiology for Herbalists

      Principles and Practice of Constitutional Physiology for Herbalists by Michael Moore Herbalism is currently playing curate’s egg for the publishing industry, as hardly a week goes by without yet another new book on herbs or herbalism appearing on the burgeoning shelves of complementary medicine texts. Unfortunately, the majority of recently published popular volumes on the […]

  • Earth secrets

    • The survival tactics of horned lizards

      The survival tactics of horned lizards

      In the mid-16th century, when Spain sent its first scientific explorers to Mexico, Francisco Hernandez reported seeing a lizard squirt blood from its eyes. Horned lizards — found primarily in Mexico and the American Southwest. Imagine a horned lizard — fat and brown with horns pointing from the back of its head — sitting in […]

  • Gardening

    • Grasses – Chasmanthium and Phalaris

      Chasmanthium Cultivation – Chasmanthium latifolium occurs in most fertile woodlands. It thrives in sun or dappled shade on rich, moisture-retentive soils, sheltered from strong winds. In these conditions it will bear attractive inflorescences similar to those of Briza species and suitable for cutting and dying. In overall habit, it is far superior to Briza, however, […]

  • Gym Shorts

    • Myths of spot-reduction

      I’m basically petite and proportionate, but my upper thighs and hips are rather fat and wide. As a result, I’m not inclined to wear short skirts or even tight jeans. How can I lose the fat in these areas? Are there any exercises? Unfortunately, there’s no magical way to get rid of fat from a […]

  • Health Conditions

    • Irregular Periods

      Irregular Periods in Perimenopause

      During perimenopause, that time approximately four to eight years before menopause occurs, irregular vaginal bleeding can be a real problem for many women. Not only is it annoying, it could be a sign of a lack of progesterone, which protects the uterus from cancer. Irregular Periods in Perimenopause Because this time can be confusing, it’s […]

  • Healthy Life

    • Uncommon Fruits and Vegetables Waiting For You

      Apples, oranges, bananas. Apples, oranges, bananas. Sound familiar? If you find yourself grabbing for standard fare out of habit, but wishing for the exotic, then read on. Over the past twenty-five years, the number of vegetables and fruits sold in markets in North America has tripled – as well as the confusion about how to […]

  • Herbs and Botanical Extracts


      Parts Used: Flower. Function: Uses: Ylang ylang is used for emotional states such as fear, frustration, anger, shock, depression, and anxiety as well as for high blood pressure. Ylang ylang is widely used in cosmetics especially to balance the skins own oil and for perfumes. Guidelines: Ylang ylang is best used in a warm bath […]

  • Life and Nature

    • Cats' Eyes

      Cats’ Eyes

      In a pitch black cave underground, cats would see what we see — that is, total darkness. Can cats see in total darkness? For all animals, sight requires light. You can see only when light strikes an object — and bounces from the object into your eye. The light hits special receptors, which trigger nerve impulses […]

  • Lifestyle

    • Isn't Meat One of the Major Food Groups?

      For lions and tigers and bears, perhaps. But humans are not biologically built to eat animal flesh- not with our soft fingernails or teeth, and most certainly not with our long digestive tracts. In fact, animal flesh contains so much indigestible protein and so little fiber that humans have great difficulty expelling animal flesh from […]

  • 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

    • Treating wasp and bee stings

      My grandson was stung by a wasp not long ago. What should a person do immediately about an insect sting, before seeking professional medical attention? Not all stings require professional attention. If your child is stung by a wasp or a bee, apply a cold compress to reduce pain and swelling. If you can see […]

  • Mystic and Mysteries

    • The Search for a Tropical Arctic

      The Search for a Tropical Arctic

      In the Canadian high Arctic, only 1000 km from the North Pole and thousands of kilometres north of the treeline, a helicopter pilot reported observing what appeared to be the remains of a forest. In 1987 an international team of scientists mounted an expedition to Axel Heiberg island to investigate this discovery. What they found […]

  • Natural Food

    • Peru: Inca Health food vs. Creole Cuisine

      Today, the daily life of the Indians in the highlands of Peru and some other neighboring countries (such as North Chile, Bolivia, South Colombia and Ecuador) has remained very much the same through the centuries. “As far as traditional diet, the Inca heritage is still evident today”, says our friend. The highland Indians’ diet still […]

  • Natural Lifestyle

    • Ecuador – Varieties Of Cultures Abound

      Recent archeological discoveries show that the first ceramic piece in South and Central America was made in the Ecuadorian jungle 8,000 years ago. Traces of ‘primitive’ cultures have been found on the coast, indicating that people lived there from 4,000 B.C. The people not only made useful pieces of ceramics but also beautiful figurines. The […]

  • Natural Remedies

    • Menopause remedies

      Why Japanese Women are Cooler Than You Since menopause hit you’re one hot mama, throwing off enough thermal energy to defrost a refrigerator faster than a 1000 watt blow dryer. But if recurrent hot flashes aren’t your idea of a fulfilling midlife hobby (refrigerator maintenance aside), it may be time to convert your savings to […]

  • Raw Food

    • Raw Spinach Salad

      Raw Spinach Salad

      Ingredients: ½ pound washed spinach 1 medium-size red onion 8 dandelion leaves olive oil for sautéing and dressing 2 large cloves garlic 1 teaspoon grated fresh or powdered ginger alfalfa or mung bean sprouts ¼ teaspoon turmeric sea salt to taste How to prepare: Place dried spinach into a bowl and spread the leaves out. […]

  • Recipes


      1 Package Lite Life Smart Menu Meatless Steak Strips 1 Package Taco Seasoning Chopped Lettuce Tomato Cheese either Dairy or Soy Avocado Salsa 1 Package of flour or corn tortillas In a large skillet heat the Meatless Steak Strips. Add Bearitos Taco Seasoning with 2/3 cup water and blend well. Bring to a boil, reduce […]

  • Science

    • Nanowires - protein fibers with gold and silver atoms

      Nanowires – protein fibers with gold and silver atoms

      In 2001, they coated yeast protein fibers with gold and silver atoms, which let the fibers conduct electricity. The fibers are just a few nanometers — a few billionths of a meter — wide. These so-called “nanowires” are useful in very small electronic circuits such as faster computer chips. Some diseases — such as Alzheimer’s […]

  • Vitamins and Supplements

    • Colloidal minerals

      Lately I’ve heard a lot about colloidal minerals from people in multilevel marketing programs. I understand the value of minerals in the diet, but are colloidal minerals really as useful as they claim? How do they compare with chelated minerals in the body’s ability to absorb them? Given the body’s limited ability to absorb minerals, […]

  • Walking Tips

    • Does Walking Faster Make You Lose Weight Faster?

      Walk faster, speed up weight loss? I walk three miles four days a week with a group of coworkers. It takes us about 40 minutes. Last week, my usual group was unavailable, and I walked with a different group. They walk much faster (5 miles/45 minutes). I had to kill myself to keep up with […]

  • Weight Loss & Fitness

    • Weight loss and hormone replacement therapy

      I’m on hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Does this make it harder to lose weight? I’m having so much trouble. Any suggestions? Many women over 40 who are approaching menopause say that losing weight is more difficult. And it doesn’t seem to matter whether they’re taking hormones. In fact, according to scientific research, HRT may actually […]

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