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Learn how you can make a difference by reducing the impact on the environment and helping yourself to become healthier by eating greener.
Link : http://www.nursingschools.net/blog/2010/05/50-ways-you-can-be-a-greener-eater/Learn how you can make a difference by reducing the impact on the environment and... more
Prahlad Jani, an 82-year-old Indian yogi, is making headlines by claims that for the past 70 years he has had nothing -- not one calorie -- to eat and not one drop of liquid to drink. To test his claims, Indian military doctors put him under round-the-clock observation during a two-week hospital stay that ended last week, news reports say. During that time he didn’t ingest any food or water – and remained perfectly healthy, the researchers said.
But that’s simply impossible, said Dr. Michael Van Rooyen an emergency physician at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an associate professor at the medical school, and the director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative – which focuses on aid to displaced populations who lack food and water.
Van Rooyen says that depending on climate conditions like temperature and humidity, a human could survive five or six days without water, maybe a day or two longer in extraordinary circumstances. We can go much longer without food – even up to three months if that person is taking liquids fortified with vitamins and electrolytes.
Bobby Sands, an Irish Republican convicted of firearms possession and imprisoned by the British, died in 1981 on the 66th day of his hunger strike. Gandhi was also known to go long stretches without food, including a 21-day hunger strike in 1932.
Jani, dubbed "the starving yogi" by some, did have limited contact with water while gargling and periodically bathing, reported the news wire service AFP. While researchers said they measured what he spit out, Van Rooyen said he's clearly getting fluid somehow.
"You can hold a lot of water in those yogi beards. A sneaky yogi for certain," he said. "He MUST take in water. The human body cannot survive without it." The effects of food and water deprivation are profound, Van Rooyen explained. “Ultimately, instead of metabolizing sugar and glycogen [the body’s energy sources] you start to metabolize fat and then cause muscle breakdown. Without food, your body chemistry changes. Profoundly malnourished people autodigest, they consume their own body’s resources. You get liver failure, tachycardia, heart strain. You fall apart.”
The yogi, though, would already be dead from lack of hydration. If he really went without any liquids at all, his cardiovascular system would have collapsed. “You lose about a liter or two of water per day just by breathing,” Van Rooyen said. You don’t have to sweat, which the yogi claims he never does. That water loss results in thicker blood and a drop in blood pressure.
“You go from being a grape to a raisin,” Van Rooyen said and if you didn’t have a heart attack first, you’d die of kidney failure.Prahlad Jani, an 82-year-old Indian yogi, is making headlines by claims that for the... more
Tuesday's edition of my three times a week talk show.Watch the show here on CURRENT TV on Tues & Thurs.
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In today's show :
Do you dress yourself well ?
Eating your pets.
Passing the buck.
Fashion tips please.
A certain breed.
Looking like a woman.
Is there anything in life you want to do ?
Manners & consideration for others.
Robert has been located !
Nathan expects nothing.
We turn a blind eye.
Wedding in America or England ?
WWW.UNITEDKINGDOMTALK.CO.UKTuesday's edition of my three times a week talk show.Watch the show here on... more
Food plays a part in culture, history, and even revolutions. These 20 lectures will have you on the edge of your seat and ready for another serving.
Link : http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2010/04/20-fascinating-lectures-for-serious-foodies/Food plays a part in culture, history, and even revolutions. These 20 lectures will... more
I knew it was time to start working out when my friend started her diet.
I don’t think I’m fat or anything, but in the last few years I’ve gone from being a server to sitting at a desk all day — and in my friend’s quest for a firmer tail, she’s started eating Subway every day.
She gets a cookie with her sub, which doesn’t fit into her diet, so guess who eats it?
Me. Every day. (I’ve never met a cookie I didn’t like.)
I love food. French fries. Pizza. Cheez-Its. Oh, Cheez-Its. I could write a sonnet.
But a healthy love for food doesn’t make a healthy person — mentally or physically. But neither does exercise. At least not by itself.
I’ve seen the love of food turn man into monster and woman into warrior. I’ve even seen my boyfriend nearly deck Cinderella for not being a chicken tender — at the Happiest Place on Earth — because we’d walked for hours on an empty stomach on our trip to Disney World. (Food’s really expensive there.)
READ MORE at http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/dailyloaf/2010/04/06/a-gay-in-the-life-you-arent-what-you-eat/I knew it was time to start working out when my friend started her diet. I... more
As we head into the season of indulging on favorite foods surrounded by family and friends, I’ve begun reflecting on meals I’ve shared with our team in Vanguard. As I’ve gotten to know my colleagues over the years, I’ve fondly begun to associate certain flavors and foods with certain people. I know correspondent Laura Ling digs spicy food and packs beef jerky for every shoot. Producer Lauren Cerre fantasizes about the ultimate savory granola bar. Correspondent Mariana Van Zeller makes a mean omelet and Editor Yasu Tsuji comes to every meeting well armed with Pocky.
Of course, no blog posting about food would be complete without mentioning correspondent Adam Yamaguchi, famous for his intrepid appetite. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Adam on several stories including the infamous Penis Restaurant pod. Adam’s poise under pressure is made even more remarkable if you know the backstory. He wasn’t actually supposed to be the only diner at the table sampling the house specialty. Our field producer had arranged for other men to join Adam so they could discuss the supposed Viagra-esque properties as they sampled the meal. But, at the last minute, those eating companions failed to materialize. As they say, the show must go on and, boy, did it. Adam bravely feasted alone and ended up giving a culinary critique that would have given Anthony Bourdain a run for his money.
There usually isn’t a lot of time to for proper meals when we’re out in the field. Lunch is often a handful of gorp and a sad, melted Cliff Bar. Dinner is whatever bland offerings you scrounge up back at the hotel when you roll in exhausted after a long day of shooting. But, a wonderful exception to the typical shoot fare happened this summer when I went to Italy to produce the upcoming “Cocaine Mafia” with Christof Putzel. I hate to stereotype but it’s absolutely true that Italians take their food very seriously. I remember being in the car when a heated discussion broke out between members of our Italian production crew. Christof and I looked at each other, wondering if something had gone wrong. Did an interview fall through? Were we being threatened? No, it was a matter far more urgent. There was a big controversy over where to get the best pizza in town.
It was a real treat working with Christof, not least of all because he’s a gourmand who loves to share his discoveries of all things good to eat. The afternoon before we left Italy, we tracked down some fresh burrata, a mozzarella cheese with cream inside. I never had it before but I took his recommendation and decided this was one souvenir I’d take back with me. The shopowner warned us, “It must be eaten within 24 hours or else.” Or else, what? I wasn’t quite sure but I took his words seriously. I secured the cheese in a cold-insulated bag and asked stewardesses to stow it in the fridge. Delays upon reaching Dulles made me nervous—it was like traveling with a time-sensitive organ waiting to be transplanted. A close call: a beagle at customs came towards me but then found something more interesting to investigate. I made it to San Francisco but truthfully it took a little bit more than 24 hours. My husband and I decided to risk it and devoured the round of cheese with a nice bottle of red at 2AM. It was an absolutely wonderful way to cap off a successful summer of Vanguard production.As we head into the season of indulging on favorite foods surrounded by family and... more
Fresh Produce Rating Website Now has over 2500 Farms, Farmersmarkets, CSAs, and other businesses dedicated to supporting the Local Food Movement.
http://www.top10fresh.com/reviews/farmers/California/index.htmFresh Produce Rating Website Now has over 2500 Farms, Farmersmarkets, CSAs, and other... more
A 42-year-old woman from New Jersey, U.S, who currently weighs in at 43st, is set on reaching the 1,000lb mark (71st) in just two years.
Donna Simpson eats 12,000 calories a day, wears XXXXXXXL dresses (though I've no idea who supplies them) and funds her $750 weekly food shop by running a website where men pay to watch her eat fast food. Her 'fans' even helpfully send her protein shakes to help her put weight on fast.
Simpson, who insists she's healthy despite using a mobility scooter, has a young daughter who looks healthy and happy in pictures accompanying the Daily Mail article. Surely she has a duty as a mother to take much better care of herself instead of chasing a weird and pointless accolade?
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/1027360/woman-aims-to-become-worlds-fattestA 42-year-old woman from New Jersey, U.S, who currently weighs in at 43st, is set on... more
Ever been asked if you prefer salty over sweet? Do you make a beeline for salt-enriched snacks? Everyone is watching their weight these days, but crave those little indulgent snacks every now and then. These treats will come in handy for you.
Health.com has provided eight salty snacks under 80 calories for your enjoymentEver been asked if you prefer salty over sweet? Do you make a beeline for... more
Unfortunately, poor body image is rife amongst transsexual women. Here the athor provides an essay which touches the subject.
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m3d5-Anorexia-amongst-transsexual-womenUnfortunately, poor body image is rife amongst transsexual women. Here the athor... more
Childhood obesity is on the rise with about 17 percent of American children being considered overweight. According to a new study, “kids snack three times a day and chips, candy and other junk foods now account for more than 27 percent of children’s daily caloric intake,” reports CBS News. The snacks children consume on a daily basis add about 168 calories to their daily diets. “To put 168 extra calories per day in perspective: at 3,500 calories per pound, that translates to 17.5 extra pounds a year,” states CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook.Childhood obesity is on the rise with about 17 percent of American children being... more
Today women are obsessed with their size. In the last 10 years England had an 80% increase in young ladies who were hospitalized for anorexia. Young girls’ idea of the perfect body image is the famous women who strut the front of magazine covers. An estimation of 1.1 million people residing in the United Kingdom suffer from an eating disorder of some kind. These women range from 12-24 years old who do anything from over-exercise, take laxatives, bulimia, calorie-count and obsessively diet.Today women are obsessed with their size. In the last 10 years England had an 80%... more
It's convenient eating out. But here's the inconvenient truth: one to-go pad thai container - one night's dinner - and the packaging lasts forever! Disposable to-go containers have got to go! Ask Umbra shows you 6 tips to reduce your carbon forkprint. Watch this!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0wr0WG05hoIt's convenient eating out. But here's the inconvenient truth: one to-go pad... more
An ongoing Organic Nation series that seeks to explain the benefits of certain organic foods and products over their conventional counterparts.An ongoing Organic Nation series that seeks to explain the benefits of certain organic... more
Nuclear waste is probably the most dreaded substances in existence, in part because it's proved so difficult to effectively clean up and store. But a stunning new breakthrough has just surfaced that may make cleaning up radioactive waste easier and much more efficient--and the solution takes its inspiration from one of everyone's favorite creepy plants. Researchers have developed a material that opens its pores to let in its intended prey--the radioactive ion cesium--then "snaps shut" to entrap it, according to Science Daily. It's a Venus Flytrap that eats radioactive waste instead of flies.
The flytrap-like material is evidently a snythetic material made from "layers of a gallium, sulfur and antimony compound," and was developed by researchers at Northwestern University.
The radioactive ion cesium, found in nuclear waste, is very difficult to clean up. And that's because the ratio of harmless sodium ions to dangerous radioactive cesium ions is 1,000 to 1. There's tons more sodium than cesium--one scientist on the project even said that looking for the radioactive material in nuclear waste is "like looking for a needle in a haystack." But the material the scientists developed turned out to be extremely adept at removing the cesium from a sodium-heavy solution--thanks to its Venus flytrap-like qualities.
It is, in fact, cesium itself that triggers a structural change in the material, causing it to snap shut its pores, or windows, and trap the cesium ions within. The material sequesters 100 percent of the cesium ions from the solution while at the same time ignoring all the sodium ions.
Which is pretty amazing--a material that can selectively snag and confine only the radioactive ions in nuclear waste could be instrumental in nuclear waste cleanup. Especially since there are over a hundred nuclear power plants across the US keeping their radioactive waste in storage onsite.
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/01/venust-flytrap-snares-radioactive-waste.phpNuclear waste is probably the most dreaded substances in existence, in part because... more
Raj Patel bravely took on Stephen Colbert earlier this week to promote his new book, The Value of Nothing. I'm a huge fan of Patel's last book, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World's Food System.
Patel describes the premise for his new book as coming from an Oscar Wilde quote: "Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing." I look forward to getting Patel's newest book in my paws for a read -- so far, he's made some interesting points, although it's always hard to get to the heart of things sitting across the table from Colbert.
Still Patel made a valiant effort.
Prices in the free markets, Patel explained "work to hide a great deal, we need different ways of valuing the world other than relying on the free market."
Patel uses an example of a hamburger, saying that if you figure in the social and environmental costs we should be paying 200 bucks for a burger, which would of course mean we'd need to rethink the way we are eating. Sounds like a plan!
"We need to pay the full cost for what it is we consume, other wise we are dumping our environmental costs on," oh shucks, that's when Colbert cuts him off.
Colbert for his part had some great lines. Here's one:
"Cheap prices is what America was built on .. aren't you hurting the world's poor by not employing them at near-starvation wages?"
Ever the expert on developing countries, Patel deftly responds and the conversation becomes an issue of democracy. Patel contends that democracy as it was first done in Greece was based on electing a bunch of people at random to run the government each year. And Colbert replies with the hit line of the show:
"We tried picking a leader at random, it's called Sarah Palin." Touche.
I think Raj Patel has become one of the great, sane voices when it comes to food policy. I'm looking forward to what he has to say in this newest work.Raj Patel bravely took on Stephen Colbert earlier this week to promote his new book,... more