Benefits of Sprouted Foods

There is an amazing increase in nutrients in sprouted foods when compared to their dried embryo. In the process of sprouting, the vitamins, minerals and protein increase substantially with corresponding decrease in calories and carbohydrate content. These comparisons are based on an equivalent water content in the foods measured. Analysis of dried seeds, grains and legumes shows a very low water content. But this increases upto tenfold when the same food is converted into sprouts. For accurate comparison each must be brought to a common denomination of equal water content to assess the exact change brought in nutritional value.

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What is a “Normal” Bowel Movement?

With every new exam I ask the same question. . .

“How many bowel movements do you have each day? Do you see any mucous, blood, diarrhea or constipation?”

Feces, crap, stools, shit, poop, manure, BM, #2, dung, droppings, and bowel contents are all the same thing. I use all these terms as sometimes my clients don’t know what feces or stool is. If I can’t communicate with my clients, I can’t help them.

Feces contains water, indigestible fiber, undigested food, sloughed off intestinal cells, living and dead bacteria, bile, and worn out red blood cells. A normal stool should be brown to light brown, formed but not hard or too soft, cylindrical but not flattened on any side, fairly bulky and full bodied but not compact, easy to pass, and it shouldn’t have an extremely foul smell. Each bowel movement should be in one piece, about the size and shape of a banana being tapered at the end. Sometimes this will not be discernable if the feces breaks up in the toilet. Some people feel that if the body is absorbing all the minerals from the food that the stool will float. Others believe that the stool should sink. I think the important thing is that there are no air bubbles in the stool and that it doesn’t drop like a brick in the toilet. It should be somewhere in between.

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10 Things You Can Avoid to Help You Lose Weight

Dieting isn’t easy. It can prove a difficult challenge for many people. So here’s a little system to avoiding things that could make you lose control and start eating. Avoid them like plague if you wish to succeed.

1. Don’t get hard on calories.
We all know that cutting down on calories is one of the building blocks of all diets, but you have to be careful about it. Cut down on too many calories and your body will start storing anything it possibly can. This is not a good way to lose weight.

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The Ups and Downs of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder, also called manic-depressive illness, is a serious disorder of the brain marked by cyclical mood swings, which often disrupt work, school, family, and social life. The symptoms typically begin in a person’s late teens or twenties and affect men and women equally. If left untreated, it can lead to suicide in nearly 20 percent of cases. The illness is often misunderstood and difficult to diagnose because its symptoms may not reappear for as much as a year at a time. Many times, it is initially misdiagnosed especially when hypomania (milder manic episodes) is not recognized. Since mental illnesses cannot be identified by a blood test or a brain scan, diagnosis must be made on the basis of symptoms, patterns of the illness, and family history.

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Obesity – Promising New Approaches to Weight Loss

The reasons why we gain weight are complex, and involve more than just dieting and exercise. Some people seem to eat till they drop yet stay slim, while others gain weight much more easily. Experts are finding that genetic factors play a big part in weight gain.

This makes developing effective slimming technologies a bit more difficult. To be highly effective and long lasting, any weight loss technique must attack the root cause of obesity. This means a technique which worked wonders for me, might not work for you.

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PABA Benefits, Deficiency and Sources

It is essential for the growth of micro-organisms. It prevents the bacteriostatic properties of the drug since it has similar chemical structure as that of sulphonamides. It forms a portion of folic acid.
Its role in human nutrition is not definitely known. It is found effective in combination with Inositol and Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B-5) to check premature hair greying, and changing back to black colour of the hair.

Dietary Sources: It is found in wheat germ, rice bran and polishing, milk, and in animal tissues.

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Heartburn and Vitamins

Heartburn symptoms can often be relieved if sufferers make a few lifestyle changes. Many people can significantly reduce the occurrence of symptoms by avoiding heartburn triggers and behaviors that contribute to acid reflux flare-ups. Not everyone suffers from heartburn, even when they eat spicy foods. For millions of people, however, heartburn is a chronic condition. There are several reasons an individual’s heartburn will occur. While these things can cause heartburn in people who only have occasional episodes, they can be big triggers for those suffering from chronic heartburn.

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Winterize Your Skin

You’d better watch out…winter is coming! Without proper information about how to handle your skin in the colder months, you may find yourself with breakout or at the very least feeling all dried out.

In the winter months, many of you may think you need a “heavier” moisturizer because your skin feels dry. Most likely, however, your skin is dehydrated. A common mistake people with dehydrated skin make is to overmoisturize. Because your skin feels dry, it seems logical to give the skin more moisture. But this is where your problems can really begin. You start off with dehydration and can end up with congestion or breakout on top of the dryness (dehydration). Making the distinction between dry and dehydrated skin is imperative. Without knowing which skin condition you have, you could really cause problems down the road.

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The Magic Diet Book

A glut of new diet books hit the shelves every year and we buy them in our millions.

Every book is full of promises that this will be the only diet book you’ll ever need, the answer to your prayers. But there you are again, just a few weeks or months later buying another diet book, hoping that this one has the true magic formula that will help you lose weight and stay slim forever.

But actually there is no magic formula in any of those books, there never will be. You are the only one that has the magic formula – the desire, the determination and the ability to take action.

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