Is The Food You Buy Healthy Enough For Human Consumption?

December 29, 2015

Important Facts To Remember…

Smithfield Farms, the largest pork producing farm in the
USA was sold in September to China with the unanimous
support of its stockholders!! The hogs will still be raised
here, but slaughtered and packaged for sale there before
being sent back here. This includes labels of Morrell,
Eckrich, Krakus, Cudahy , Premium Hams, Cook’s,Gwaltney,
The same with many chickens. They can now be shipped there,
but when they comeback all that needs to be labeled is that
they WERE RAISED IN THE USA . Not that they were processed
in China !!! Our great FDA at work again. The chickens will
be all processed and most sold to fast food restaurants for
sandwiches, along with schools and supermarkets. The China
slaughter and processing are not nearly equal to the
requirements here.

*BAD FOOD.*We recently learned that Star-Kist Tuna is
now owned by Korea , and is in big conflict with the U. S.
concerning quality, safety, and records, which Korea refuses
to produce.

Read several articles on Google about this, and even one
that was defending the eating of tilapia said to avoid the
fish that came from China .? Also I had just returned home
from buying Albertson’s 4-day special of 4 bags of
frozen tilapia for the price of one. Sure enough, on the top
of the bags, it read “farm raised”, and on the
bottom in small print it said, “ China ” read all the
way down…

Recently a Food inspector on TV… said he had lived
overseas and he had seen the filthy conditions their foods
are raised and processed in. It is enough to make you throw
up. Some foreign workers have to wear masks as they work in
these places; because the food is so rotten and filthy, it
makes them want to throw up. Many of their fish on Fish
Farms are fed raw sewage daily. He said he has seen so much
filth throughout their food growing and processing that he
would “never” eat any of it. They raise this
filth, put some food coloring and some flavorings on it, and
then they ship it to the USA & Canada for YOU to consume
and feed to YOUR families. They have no Food & Safety
Inspectors. They ship it to you to buy and poison your
families and friends.

Imported food we eat and the junk we
buy:

Green Giant frozen vegetables are from China , and so are
most of Europe ’s Best.
Arctic Gardens are Okay. So is
Birdseye.

*Never buy the grocery store garlic unless it is clearly
marked from USA or
Canada *, the other stuff is grown in people poop (even
worse than chicken Poop). China is the largest producer of
garlic in the world; U. S. is next.

*Buy only local honey *, much honey is shipped in huge
containers from China and re-packed here.

Cold-FX is grown and packed in China and is full of fecal
bacteria. Doesn’t work anyway, big scam.
If the country of origin is not clearly marked
beware.

If produce, ask an employee. Watch out for packages which
state “prepared for”, “packed by” or
“imported by”. We don’t understand the lack of
mandatory labeling, especially the produce.

The country of origin should be clearly shown on the item in
the store.
Go to the local farmers’ markets in season and keep a
wary eye open the rest of the year. Please read this very
carefully, and read to the very bottom. It’s important
for all of us.

How is it possible to ship food from China cheaper than
having it produced in the U. S. or Canada ?

FOR EXAMPLE THE “OUR FAMILY” BRAND OF MANDARIN
ORANGES SAYS RIGHT ON THE CAN ‘FROM CHINA ‘. SO, FOR
A FEW MORE CENTS, BUY THE LIBERTY BRAND.
*GOLD BRAND OR THE DOLE IS FROM CALIFORNIA *.

Beware, Costco sells canned peaches and pears in a plastic
jar that come from China .

ALL “HIGH LINER” AND MOST OTHER FROZEN FISH
PRODUCTS COME FROM CHINA OR INDONESIA . THE PACKAGE MAY SAY
“PACIFIC SALMON” ON THE FRONT, BUT LOOK FOR
THE SMALL PRINT. MOST OF THESE PRODUCTS COME FROM FISH FARMS
IN THE ORIENT WHERE THERE ARE NO REGULATIONS ON WHAT IS FED
TO THESE FISH.

*Recently The Montreal Gazette had an article *by the
Canadian Government on how Chinese feed the fish: They
suspend chicken wire crates over the fish ponds, and the
fish feed on chicken shit.

If you search the internet about what the Chinese feed their
fish, you’ll be alarmed; e. g, growth hormones, expired
anti-biotic from humans. Never buy any type of fish or
shellfish that comes from these countries: Vietnam , China ,
Philippines .

Check this out; Seinfeld’s Pickles are made in India –
just as bad! Another example is in canned mushrooms. No-Name
brand came from Indonesia … Also check those little fruit
cups. They used to be made in Canada in the Niagara region
until about 2 years ago. They are now packaged in China. Most
sold in Aldi stores.

While the Chinese export inferior and even toxic products,
dangerous toys, and goods to be sold in North American
markets, the media wrings its hands!

Yet, 70% of North Americans believe that the trading
privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended.
Well, duh! Why do you need the government to suspend trading
privileges?

DO IT YOURSELF, CANADA AND THE U. S.

Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if
it says ‘Made in
China ‘ or ‘PRC’ (and that now includes Hong
Kong ), simply choose another product, or none at all. You
will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products
and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.

THINK ABOUT THIS:

If 200 million North Americans refuse to buy just $20 each
of Chinese goods, that’s a billion dollar trade
imbalance resolved in our favor… fast! The downside? Some
Canadian/American businesses will feel a temporary pinch
from having foreign stockpiles of inventory.

Just one month of trading losses will hit the Chinese for 8%
of their North American exports. Then they will at least
have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance
and lawlessness are worth it.

*START NOW and don’t stop, and tell your friends *. Send
this to everybody you know. Let’s show them that we are
intelligent, and NOBODY can take us for granted. *Start
reading labels now and buy safe food, it cost a few cents more.*

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Are Cell Phones Bad For Your Health?

June 1, 2012

Smart PhoneSince more than half of the cell phone emission studies are funded by Cell phone manufacturers, it won’t be too difficult to guess who controls what little of these studies get release to the consuming public.  It’s a known fact cell phones emit Radio Frequency (RF) energy, which research studies have proven to be harmful.  Yet manufacturers downplay the health issues, and suppress results of the studies.

No one believes this revelation would change consumer habits.  It certainly won’t.  The cell phone has become a must-carry gadget you don’t leave home without. If even science had proven cell phones did cause brain cancer, consumers would choose what they believe to be the safest brand…  perhaps, one with a low specific absorption rate (SAR).

Though some safety measures published by phone makers sound like marketing pitches,  e.g., use only accessories supplied and approved by this maker,  they all provide valuable safety information that should not be taken likely.  So please read your manual carefully.

There is a 1.6 watt-per-kilogram SAR limit set by the FCC. But a phone can easily exceed that limit if held close to the body while it is transmitting, or been operated in an area with poor signal, causing the phone to work harder.  The safest distance a cell phone should be held away from the body varies by manufacturer.  But all manufacturers emphasized using non-metal belt clips, hands-free headsets, instead of carrying the phone in your pocket, holding it to your head, respectively, as highly recommended ways to maintain that safe distance.

The National Institute of Health has discovered from one of their studies, that a 50-minute conversation on a cell phone held next to your ear, changes brain activity in the area of the brain closest to the phone.  While the International Agency for Research on Cancer declared in 2011 that cell phones may cause cancer in humans.

Several research studies conducted not only in Britain, but around the world, have shown that young men who are constantly exposed to cell phone emissions because of frequent usage, have severely reduced their sperm count.  “Sperm exposed to mobile phone radiation in the lab, is sicker, thinner, and less capable of swimming.” said notable research scientist, Devra Davis.  “If you take young men who are trying to become fathers, those who use mobile phones at least four hours a day have about half the sperm count of others.”

United Kingdom’s Office of National Statistics found a 50 percent increase in frontal and temporal lobe tumors in children between 1999 and 2009.  There is great speculation as to the cause.  But many researchers believe it to be cell phone radiation emissions.

Children are extremely vulnerable to cell phone radiation, since their bodies absorb twice as much microwave as adults, says Joel Moskowitz, director of the center for Family and Community Health at the University of California, Berkley.  An animal study published in March 2012 by the Yale University linked changes in the brain to radiation from cell phones.

Grasp hold of whatever safety information made available by cell phone makers and other independent  resources, and use it to make your mobile experience a much safer one.

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True Aphrodisiac Sex

October 11, 2011

Nonscientific evidence of true aphrodisiac sex existed for thousands of years. Some of it is true, but most of it false and sometimes hazardous to the health of the male.

The word aphrodisiac has come to describe any potion, food, herb, scent or other substances, (few of them support true aphrodisiac sex), that arouse sexual desires.

Named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of sexual love and beauty, the list of sexual stimulants can have a range from the sophistication of Spanish Fly to the simplicity of green garden celery.

For thousands of years man has traversed the globe in search of the ultimate sexual stimulant to promote true aphrodisiac sex. What they have uncovered would amaze you, and simultaneously flabbergast you to learn that you were exposed to known aphrodisiacs all your life.

Aphrodisiac Knowledge

Non-empirical knowledge of true aphrodisiac sex existed for centuries. Every culture has its own little bag of aphrodisiac recipes, and geography is mostly responsible for what goes into that bag. What’s mystifying is when the recipes one culture doesn’t produce true aphrodisiac sex for another culture as well.

One basic reason for this is the rarity of the ingredients in the aphrodisiac recipes of one culture’s diet, may be available in abundance to another culture. Consequently, the ingredients generate stamina and vitality, plus sexual energy, for the culture to whom these special ingredients are not readily available, while providing only a placebo effect for the other.

Several items in your household are believed aphrodisiacs. You can find them in your spice cabinet, pantry, refrigerator, vegetable and flower gardens, and amongst your toiletries.

The plant hanging by the window, which emanates a musky scent that engulfs the room, may have aphrodisiac qualities. If you feel sexually stimulated after being in this room, then that scent is your aphrodisiac. But you will not make you experience true aphrodisiac sex.

Actually, a tremendous amount of knowledge exists about aphrodisiacs. But most of it lacks scientific evidence. In 1989 US Food and Drug Administration declared all aphrodisiacs as mythical, lacking scientific support. But later acknowledged Yohimbe, harvested from the bark of an African tree, as a hopeful male aphrodisiac.

Today, Yohimbe is the only herbal aphrodisiac approved by the FDA for the treatment of male impotence. Mainly because it has the potential to elicit true aphrodisiac sex.

Three Rules That Determine Aphrodisiacs

Rule of physiology states that if a substance produces an affect similar to the physical workout experienced during sex — increased heart rate, sweating — it qualifies as a sex aphrodisiac.

Rule of rarity applied especially of foods. Chocolate is now hardly considered an aphrodisiac food, because of its availability everywhere. But phenylethylamine (PEA) in chocolate relinquishes the hormone serotonin that is release during sexual intercourse.

Rule of similarity of shapes accentuates things resembling the shape of sexual organs as having sexual power. Rhinoceros horn, a male aphrodisiac, has the shape of a penis. Calcium and phosphorous, the main ingredients, will provide the physical stamina for those deficient in either substance.

Aphrodisiacs come in many forms and types that can range from natural to true…

Natural Aphrodisiacs

Natural aphrodisiacs are intrinsic, and occur naturally, in response to normal bodily functions. There is little you can do to avert them. Yet they don’t evoke true aphrodisiac sex…

Human Fantasy

The human brain produces the most powerful natural aphrodisiac there is… fantasy. The brain releases chemicals, electro-responses and glandular substances that act as internal sensual stimulants.

Human Hormones

Balanced hormones, especially in women, cause several stimuli to flow naturally from the brain to sex organs. Unnatural conditions, such as stress, illness, and aging, can impede the body’s natural ability to produce certain chemicals responsible for sexual desire.

Therefore, bringing hormones back to normal levels will eliminate unnatural conditions, restore hormonal imbalance, and the brain will again return to standard functionality, producing a powerful natural aphrodisiac.

Human Pheromones

Pheromones are the truest form of natural aphrodisiacs. The human pheromones — Androstenone, Androstenol, Androsterone — found in minute amounts in the perspiration of men and women, are natural aphrodisiacs that attract men to women and visa-versa.

There is scientific evidence that human pheromones can elicit strong sexual responses in both sexes. Unfortunately, antiperspirants and deodorants often destroy the pheromones in human perspiration.

Research conducted by the University of Chicago shows scientific proof that human pheromones do exist. And pheromones produced by one individual have a definite influence on the biological behavior of another.

Aphrodisiac Foods

Armed with the knowledge that some foods have been confirmed to kindle aphrodisiac sex, must have a tantalizing effect on the mind. The effect may be psychological, or a cerebral release that cause the stimulation of the genitalia, but still not enough upshot to cause true aphrodisiac sex.

Seafood Aphrodisiacs

Some people have the misconception that seafood induces true aphrodisiac sex. The goddess of love, Aphrodite, was believed to be born of the sea, so anything sea-food is considered an aphrodisiac food…

Oysters have a high reputation as an aphrodisiac food because they assume the shape of the female sexual organ, and also have a sensuous texture accredited with sexual stimulation and desire.

Caviar
Caviar’s rarity and shape give these sumptuous eggs a sensuous demeanor, coveted by many for its sexual stimulating trigger.

Plant Aphrodisiacs

These include fruit and vegetables, grain, nuts and spices. Some are favored because of their erotic shapes, others for their vitamins content and aroma that stimulate sexual desire…

Asparagus, known for its erotic shape contains large amount of vitamin A and C. For diets deficient in these vitamins, this aphrodisiac food provides a powerful sexual stimulant.

Celery is well known for treating many ailments including hypertension. This vegetable is also recognize by some cultures as a source for true aphrodisiac sex. The seeds are especially potent and are used to flavor breads and salads.

Pine nuts are well known for its zinc, which produces testosterone, the sex hormone that increases sex drives. The ancient Romans believed pine nuts to be a potent aphrodisiac food.

Fruit Aphrodisiacs

Bananas… are one of the most popular aphrodisiac fruits. The phallic shape and creamy inside, rich in potassium and vitamin B, produces the male sex hormone.

Avocado… the tree was named by the Aztecs “ahuacuatl“, which translates “testicle tree“. The arrangement of the fruits hanging in pairs resemble the male testicles.

Figs
Figs… a symbol of fertility by the ancient Greeks are also considered sacred. The erotic fleshy shape provides a powerful sexual stimulant.

The way food looks and feels, tastes and smells can deem it erotic. But if these sensations help to produce sexual stimulation, they may be dubbed aphrodisiac foods.

Drug Aphrodisiacs

Many people actually believe that drugs and alcohol generate true aphrodisiac sex. But the fact is, too much alcohol can cause the opposite effect to occur.

What you feel after drinking alcohol, according to the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, is not the work of any aphrodisiac, but rather the lowering of inhibition brought about by the drug. Actually, heavy drug users eventually lose all sex drives, becoming impotent, due to hormonal changes.

True Aphrodisiacs

An author who wrote extensively about male aphrodisiacs, believes that any substance which stimulates libido (sexual stimulation & desire), and boosts erection, can be called a true aphrodisiac.

There is a lot talk about true aphrodisiacs. But to experience their real effect is as rare as sighting a Martian. Scientific community on Martians declared them dangerous extraterrestrials. Likewise, the scientific community on aphrodisiacs confirmed the dangers of true aphrodisiacs.

First and foremost, is the male hormone testosterone. Doctors, while treating women for hormone imbalance with testosterone, noticed increased libido. But the degree of enhancement was too small to ignore the dangerous side effects.

Next there is Yohimbe… the only substance proven to increase libido, and simultaneously boosts erection. Therefore, Yohimbe has met the criteria of a true aphrodisiac, and will always evoke true aphrodisiac sex.Yohimbe Plant
Yohimbe is also the only known substance to do so, without dangerous side effects. It has also been approval by FDA as the only safe substance capable of producing true aphrodisiac sex.

Yohimbe, the bark of the African tree, is available in powder or capsules at your health food store. Yohimbine, the extract, is only available by prescription. Yohimbe is a male aphrodisiac.

It is written that Ginseng, Muira Puama, and Avena Seltiva may all produce intense sexual stimulation, but not with the magnitude and power like Yohimbe.

One can conclude that a true aphrodisiac is nothing but a turn-on, a sexual trigger, or not even smack. But nobody can begin to comprehend true aphrodisiac sex without the Yohimbine experience.

Consult with your physician, if you are taking heart or hypertension medications, before taking Yohimbe.

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Calorie Restriction Without Malnutrition

August 9, 2011

Calorie restriction without malnutrition is a bold dietary concept in human longevity. The theory, originated from aging research studies, exploits undernutrition for the purpose of preserving the physical processes in a more youthful state.

Calorie restriction with optimal nutrition is all about making important nutritional choices. Low-calorie, high-nutritional foods are selected over foods high in carbohydrates and sugars. The average number of calories consumed daily by a typical adult is around 2000-3000. While a restricted dieter is limited to between 1200-2000.

There are tremendous benefits attained for preserving the physical structure and functionality of the human body. Think of all the things you’ll still be able to do, mentally, physically and sexually, because you conquered aging.

The concept of calorie restriction to enhance health and extend life is not so new. Calorie restriction with optimal nutrition first came to light in the early twentieth century, but it was not until 1930 when researchers discovered calorie restricted animals lived much longer than those allowed to feed freely.

Calorie restriction will certainly postpone the inevitable: heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, immune dysfunction, and cancer.

By restricting calories, the body has less stuff to process, and processing produces waste, sometimes toxic, which damage cells.

Other studies have shown that calorie restriction with optimal nutrition could produce the same longevity effects in adult animals, as it would in young animals. Furthermore, the longer the period spent on caloric restriction diets, the greater the span of life.

From what researchers know, from the way calorie restriction work in laboratory animals, they are convinced that it will produce the same effects in humans.

Calorie Restriction Prevents Diseases

A drastic reduction in calorie intake can reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. People who practice a calorie restriction lifestyle, have more normal test results than those who don’t. Laboratory rats on calorie restricted diets showed reduced levels of atherosclerosis.

Calorie restricted diets seem to reduce oxidation damage to the immune system, and provide resistance against infectious diseases. Thus, preventing strokes and heart diseases, caused by hypertension, diabetes, smoking, and of course, aging.

Calorie Restriction Reduces Oxidation

Cells need oxygen to survive. But in the processing of oxygen, toxic waste (free radicals) is produced. Free radicals cause damage to mitochondria, DNA, and protein within the cells.

Studies of adult muscle tissue show tremendous deterioration due to free radical oxidative damage, generally associated with aging.

Calorie Restriction Improves Metabolism

Without CR, new nutrients are constantly being created, while older nutrients are not expended quickly enough. This creates a build-up of unused nutrients, which clogs the system, and starves vital organs that depend on the supply of nutrients for their survival. Hence the organs malfunction causing the body to age.

Normally, newly formed nutrients replace older ones continuously, to maintain a healthy demand and supply process. With CR, fewer nutrients are formed, allowing the dispensation of older ones, and averting clogs in the system.

Calorie Restriction Preserves Brain Function

Research shows severe calorie restriction without malnutrition stops changes in the brain cause by aging. What it did not show was, that calorie restriction diet improves cognitive abilities cause by aging. Other studies show calorie restriction produces certain substances in the brain that increases growth and survival of brain cells.

There is sufficient evidence available to prove calorie restriction helps animals live longer, and protected them from the effects of aging. But scientists still don’t understand why. Obviously more research is required, but the prospect looks brighter.

Calorie Restriction Mimetics

Although the future outcome of calorie restriction without malnutrition looks promising, few folks are willing to undergo the rigorous regimentation of starving themselves in exchange for a few years longer life. So scientists are determined to ease the pain that could accompany calorie restriction.

After 70 years of research, they now know exactly how calorie restriction works. Hence, they believe they can mimic the effects, using a more pleasant approach, to obtain a similar outcome.

Calorie restriction mimetics are drugs or composites that mimic the outcome of calorie restriction. The concept, if it works, holds the answer to longevity, and the end to major chronic diseases. Researchers are now working tirelessly to produce a pill that will do the same job as calorie restriction.

What Future Holds for Calorie Restriction,

Calorie restriction research shows tremendous promise. But it’s not a way of life for everyone. Human life extension studies are, to a great extent, inconclusive. Positive results form short-term studies in humans show significant health and longevity potential. However, there is no definitive data to write a prescription. So consult your physician before trying calorie restriction.

The idea of cutting calories to boost oxygen consumption, is in direct conflict with the concept that eating less can add on a few years to your live. However, researchers discovered that calorie restriction diet lowers metabolism, reduces oxidation damage to cells, preserves brain functions, prevents diseases, and decreases insulin levels, the principal components of aging.

Calorie restriction with ultimate nutrition, as seen in laboratory testing, is the most consistent way to increase lifespan. In a study that compared people who practice calorie restriction as a lifestyle, with those who consumed a normal diet, the calorie-restricted group had a dramatic reduction in risk of heart disease and and diabetes.

In another study, mice that were fed 30 to 40 percent fewer calories, produced more nitric oxide than those that were fed unrestricted diets. Since low levels of nitric oxide is a key factor in erectile function, calorie restriction may be essential for improving male sexual health.

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Peyronie’s Disease: Curved Penis

May 12, 2011

What causes a curved penis is pretty much speculation. For reasons that are not clear, a thick scar develops in the penis, which prevents blood flow into the spaces (small openings within the smooth muscle) in that area of the penis. With no blood flowing into the spaces, the organ cannot expand. Thus causing the penis to curve or bend toward the scar.

Three of every hundred men suffer from peyronie’s disease, and experience penile pain during normal sexual intercourse, or when the curved penis becomes erect. One percent of all men with peyronie’s disease develop scars across the palms of their hands… a condition known as Dupuytren’s contracture. There are also men with scars on the hands who don’t have peyronie’s disease.

Causes of Curved Penis

Injury to the organ is primarily the cause of a curved penis. Rough sex can easily tear the penile tissue resulting in scaring. Sexual positions that hurt the penis can result in a curve. Masturbation can cause injury to the penis as well, which may curve the penis. Right handed masturbation causes the penis to curve left, while a left-hander has a curve to the right.

Trauma may satisfy the argument as to what cause peyronie’s disease. Peyronies... Curve PenisWhat it doesn’t explain is the reason why some peyronie’s disease slowly develop over time, with no known cause. There is a congenital form of peyronie’s disease with no known cause. The scar tissue develops about mid-penis, top or bottom of the shaft, so the penis angles either up or down. This type of peyronie’s disease leads to shortening of the penis.

The penis contains two spongy u-shape chambers (corpus cavernosa), on either side of the organ, which consist of blood vessels that become engorged with blood when aroused causing an erection. If one chamber is scared because of an injury, blood is unable to flow through the scared tissue to perfect an erection, so the penis bends toward the scar. There is usually no long-term effect if the injury heals properly.

Treatments for Curved Penis

Cortisone-type injections into the scar or plaque to reduce the angle has produced little or no effect. Some urologists believe super doses of vitamin E can reduce penile angulation, but real results are still pending. Surgery seems to be a better fix for the curved penis. After the scar is removed, a graft of tissue from somewhere on the body is used to repair the affected area.

The famous Nesbit procedure has been proven successful for many peyronies sufferers who elected to have surgery. 50-60 percent were able to have normal sexual intercourse again. Surgery should only be a last resort. Other treatments for peyronie’s should be considered before undertaking this big step.

Normally, peyronie’s disease requires no treatment. The scar disappears all by itself within five years. Only when painful erections prevent one from having intercourse should treatment be sought. Most treatments fail to straighten the curved penis, so waiting it out may be your best bet.

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Choosing A Healthy Diet Plan

February 27, 2011

Choosing a healthy diet plan may require the services of a certified nutritionist, with medical input by your physician. This could entail two trips to the doctor’s office, and a number of sit-downs with the nutritionist, before you even get started.

This is the preferred way to start a healthy diet plan, especially if you are under a doctor’s care for diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease. Planning is essential to establish the don’ts, and to determine the extent of the do’s. You don’t want to regret not taking these initial steps later on.

After you get rolling with your diet plan, there would still be a need for occasional consultations with both professionals, to monitor your progress. They may make adjustment to your diet plan as you proceed toward your goal.

No healthy diet plan is complete without regular exercise. A personal trainer would be ideal, if you can afford one. But most people would rather become a member of a health spa or exercise gym, where personal trainer services are included in the membership fees. The services may not be too personal, but will suffice.

The nutritionist, doctor, and trainer could become a costly venture. In fact, it could cost you two arms and a leg to actually start a healthy diet plan. But thank heavens there is a way to keep your arms and leg, and pay almost nothing to achieve the same benefits.

Dietary Guidelines

The US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services announced the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Dietary Guidelines is published jointly every 5 years by the Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The Dietary Guidelines provides advice for all Americans two years and older about how to make healthy dietary choices. It is designed to reduce the risk of chronic diseases, overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical exercise.

This 7th edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans places stronger emphasis on reducing calorie consumption and increasing physical activity and/or exercise, because more than one-third of all children and more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. This edition, like previous ones, also serves as the basis for Federal food and nutrition education programs.

Structure of Food Guides

Most countries have developed some sort of food nutrition guide, for its people, establishing healthy dietary and nutrition plans to keep the nation healthy. The guide usually consists of four to six food groups, detailing the daily servings from each group, and other recommendations for healthy eating.

Some food nutrition guides take the shape of a dish, a platter, or a pyramid, and are referred to as such. The USDA food nutrition guide takes the shape of a pyramid, and is called MyPyramid.

MyPyramid

STEPS FOR A HEALTHIER YOU

MyPyramid illustrates color triangles for each food category. Foods from the largest triangles should be eaten most often, while those from the smallest triangle eaten in small amounts.

MyPyramid Plan gives dietary recommendations for healthy eating, by helping you choose from a assortment of foods, recommending the servings size and the number servings per day.

MyPyramid Basic Messages gives you important tips and recommendations for healthy eating, and daily exercise.

Inside MyPyramid provides detail recommendations for healthy eating, to help improve your diet plan, including data about each food group, number of calories, and physical workout.

MyPyramid Tracker offers an activity chart for entering all foods eaten each day, and all daily physical activities performed.

This allows you to adopt good recommendations for healthy eating, and monitor your progress.

The Healthy Diet Program

MyPyramid Plan is equipped with a tool that creates a unique diet program for the individual diet planner. It utilizes age, sex, weight, height, and the level of your physical daily activity to calculate your daily dietary recommendations. It provides the amount of each food group to include in your daily dietary intake, and the number of calories for your diet plan.

A special worksheet is provided for documentation of your daily food intake and physical activity. Very little typing is required. You make selections from pop up menus about your daily activities. Upon request, your daily activities are compared against dietary guidelines, and some recommendations are made to improve your diet plan. The worksheet is printable. Use it as a reference guide, to construct a healthy diet plan.

MyPyramids Plan also features MyPyramid Tracker, an online dietary and physical assessment tool that provides information about healthy diet plans and physical activity. At the click of a button, you are told whether you are eating adequately from all food groups. It also provides information about the food groups, which enables you to make excellent choices designing a healthy diet plan.

As you can see, MyPyramid Plan provides the services of a nutritionist, to help you create a healthy diet plan, that doesn’t cost you your arms and leg. But for those people who suffer certain diseases, physical activities are not recommended before a consultation with your physician.

To get started click on over to MyPyramid Plan, fill in the information, follow the instructions, and you will create a customized healthy diet plan to fit your individual needs.

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Men Taking Dutasteride Received Better Diagnosis Of PSA Tests

December 26, 2010

So many times you would leave the urologist’s office, after having the results of a PSA test explained, filled with much uncertainty as to whether the indicators could be incorrect. Knowing that PSA screening is not a precise diagnostic instrument for determining cancer of the prostate, can lead to anxiety and depression. But those days are almost over. New research study found PSA screening is more reliable in men taking the PSA level reduction drug dutasteride.

Dutasteride is a dual 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor, approved by the FDA for the treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), better known as enlarged prostate.

A hormone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), causes the prostate to slowly grow over time. Dutasteride slows down the production of DHT over time, leading to shrinkage of the enlarged prostate, and reducing the symptoms of BPH.

Dutasteride reduces the risk of prostate cancers by keeping the turmors small enough to avoid detection by a biopsy. Thus, men taking Dutasteride who still show a subsequent rise in PSA levels should be associated with having aggressive high-grade cancer.

This new study reveals how Dutasteride enhances the ability of rising PSA levels to detect high-grade cancers that require early diagnosis and treatment, while decreasing the detection of tumors that are harmless. However, it doesn’t mean men should take dutasteride to better PSA scores.

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