Natural Lifestyle

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Reducing high cholesterol – Should you try a supplement?

Cholesterol treatment to lower cholesterol may be attained by a diet low in saturated fats and cholesterol and an exercise program. A low saturated fat/low cholesterol diet that meets recommendations for fat (total, saturated, polyunsaturated, and monounsaturated), cholesterol, carbohydrates, and plant sterol and stanol esters will reduce cholesterol levels for many people. Exercise and weight loss may improve HDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. How is …

Childhood Obesity – Causes and Prevention

Simply put, childhood obesity is when one has an excess amount of body fat. This condition leads to various health problems including diabetes, arthritis, cancer, respiratory problems and cardio-vascular disease. Don’t think these conditions will affect your children in the far off future. Plump reddish cheeks and the fat fingers of babies and toddlers are sure to charm any one; certainly, nobody wants to have …

10 Good reasons to choose to be vegetarian

Your health:┬áto be vegetarian prevents diseases. Meat-eating has been linked with cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, kidney stones, and many other devastating diseases. By eliminating meat from your diet you can take a crucial step towards a long life of health and happiness. Increased energy and endurance: A vegetarian diet improves your stamina, concentration, and sense of well-being. In one study, athletes who …

How to drink tea?

Q: I’ve been drinking different types of herbal teas (mostly the commercial kind made with dried fruit peel and blossoms) and would like to start drinking green tea. However, I’m trying to eliminate caffeine from my diet and am concerned about the caffeine levels in green tea. I’ll stay away from the oolong and black teas and go with the decaf. Now, you mentioned 2 …

Benefits of green tea

Q: I am wondering if anyone can give me a link to a good herb dictioanry/encyclopedia on the web, and if you can tell me the benefits of green tea for both men and women. A: Green tea contains 4 polyphenols which exert antiviral, antitumor, and antioxidant activity. One of the polyphenols epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is 100 times stronger than vitamin C as an antioxidant. …

Peru: Inca Culture Lives On

Spain ruled Peru for nearly 300 years. During this time, thousands of colonists arrived from Spain to seek their fortune. When the Spanish conquerors came, they never imagined, not even in their wildest dreams, that they would find what they did. “So much wealth!! Gold, silver, ornaments”, says Jorge, “and they just kept amassing the wealth of Peru ever since!” Soon after the conquest, the …

Peru: The Fall Of The Inca Empire

In the mid-1520’s, the Spanish adventurer Francisco Pizarro began to explore the west coast of South America. He had heard tales of the Inca Empire and of its treasures of silver and gold. About 1527, Pizarro and a few followers landed near the |Inca city of Tumbes on Peru’s north coast. They became the first white men to set foot in Peru. Pizarro saw enough …

Peru: Inca Food – Meat eating unheard of

Breakfast for the nobility and members of the ruling family would be different preparations made from corn sweetened with honey collected from the mountain hives or sweetened with sugarcane, a wide variety of forest fruits and nuts, and porridge made from wheat or barley. For lunch, they would eat potatoes, an edible root crop called oca, and a staple grain called quinoa. Quinoa is very …

Peru: Archeological Treasure

Today, Cusco is known as the ‘Archaeological capital of America’. About 50 miles northwest of Cusco, you will find Machu Picchu, the ruins of a fantastic fortress city of the ancient Incas–18 sq. km. of terraced stone walk linked by 3,000 steps, stone upon stone, fitted together perfectly without cement! This ‘Lost City of the Incas’ now still retains an air of grandeur and mystery, …

Peru: The Inca Empire

About 1200 A.D. (C.E.), a South American Indian people called the Incas founded a kingdom in Southern Peru. They ruled one of the largest, strongest and richest empires in South America. Our friend relates, “Historically, Peru and the Inca Empire cannot be separated. Peru is popularly known as the heart of the Inca Empire”. From 1200 to about 1438, the Incas expanded and occupied a …

Peru: Wealth Of The Earth

Peru’s ‘wealth of the earth’ also includes its bountiful natural food crops. These food crops have been the traditional food of its native people for thousands of years. And for us to learn about it, we have to look a little bit into Peru’s long history. Scholars believe that the very first people to live in Peru were Indians who came from North America about …

Peru: Land Of Contrasts

Peru is sometimes considered a land of great extremes, a land of great contrasts. For example, the climate is very hot in one part and very cold in another part. The landscape ranges from the snow-capped Andes Mountains to steaming jungles on the western foothills; from thick, green forests to dry, rugged desert along the Pacific Coast. And in today’s cosmopolitan cities, vestiges of its …