Functional Foods And Exercise: The Ultimate Health Combination

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By Daniel Lee

As your body ages it becomes much more susceptible to many age associated diseases such as cardiovascular and neurological diseases, macular degeneration, cataract, osteoporosis and cancer. Two very effective methods can be used to greatly decrease the risk of these diseases. Consuming functional foods and regular exercise are very powerful preventive medicine. They help to give your body the best natural defenses to fight off any potential problems.

First, lets remember that free radicals are the primary cause of aging. The tissues of the eyes, brain, liver and heart are especially vulnerable to damage from the accumulation of free radicals. High levels of antioxidant vitamins has been associated with the increased lifespan of those who live to 100 years or more. Finding ways to remove free radicals from the body is one of the most important strategies in avoiding age related disease. The two major sources of free radicals in the human body are psychological stress and the foods people consume.

By avoiding psychological stress and eating foods known as functional foods we can prevent the excess accumulation of free radicals.

What Are Functional Foods?

Functional foods are basically foods which contain important benefits for our health. They include:

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Fresh Fruits

Raw Vegetables

Oily Fish

Seeds and Nuts

Each functional food does a different job within the body. The fibers in fruit containing pectin, oily seeds such as garlic, walnuts and almonds, and fish oils for example can have Hypocholesterolemic (cholesterol lowering) effects within the body by blocking fat absorption and preventing your body from producing cholesterol. This helps to decrease your risk of both Cerebrovascular (stroke related) and Cardiovascular (heart disease) disorders. Did you catch that? These foods actually block fat absorption!

The carotenoids found in foods like spinach and broccoli have been shown to prevent eye disease like cataract and macular degeneration by protecting macular tissues from damage by free radicals.

So, functional foods are important if you want to keep the body healthy. However, they cannot properly do their job without regular exercise.

Functional Foods and Exercise Combined

Although functional foods can really help the body fight off disease, without regular exercise you are fighting a losing battle. Exercise helps to increase HDL (good) cholesterol. Good cholesterol carries the bad cholesterol to your liver where it is broken down and passed out of your body. You definitely want to do what you can to have more HDL than LDL cholesterol. If you take part in just thirty minutes of exercise several times per week, you will increase your HDL cholesterol levels and greatly reduce your risk of disease.

It is important to note that exercise lowers your blood pressure which is a big concern if you are above thirty. High blood pressure is a very dangerous condition and is usually controlled with medication. However it is possible to prevent it from occurring in the first place through the use of functional foods and regular exercise. Why medicate after you have a severe problem if you can prevent the problem in the first place by living a healthy lifestyle?

AS you get older, your brain is severely affected by reduced blood flow and free radical build up. Every aspect of your life is directly controlled by the function of your brain and maintaining healthy brain tissue should be a high priority. By eating functional foods you can prevent certain brain cells from degenerating. By participating in a healthy and strenuous exercise program you will see an increase and maintenance of both short and long term memory. Regular exercise and a good diet is absolutely essential to maintain a healthy brain.

It is important to note that as your circulatory system grows older, it becomes easier for free radicals to build up and harder for antioxidants to reach deep into your organ tissues. Thus, a good diet and supplement routine is simply not enough. You must take the time to get your blood flowing into every corner of your body to supply those tissues with the supplements and antioxidants.

Youve heard it over and over and exercise. A healthy lifestyle is built on the foundation of consuming antioxidants and then circulating them through out your body. For most people who want to live to 100 or more, this is the only way to get there. Take care of yourself and you will have many healthy and fulfilling years.

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Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

Filed under: Uncategorized — Admin @ 3:30 pm, November 26, 2021.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Journalist, counselor, painter, and US 2012 Presidential candidate Joe Schriner of Cleveland, Ohio took some time to discuss his campaign with Wikinews in an interview.

Schriner previously ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, but failed to gain much traction in the races. He announced his candidacy for the 2012 race immediately following the 2008 election. Schriner refers to himself as the “Average Joe” candidate, and advocates a pro-life and pro-environmentalist platform. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, and has published public policy papers exploring solutions to American issues.

Wikinews reporter William Saturn? talks with Schriner and discusses his campaign.

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Major explosions at UK oil depot

Filed under: Uncategorized — Admin @ 3:11 pm, November 23, 2021.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

A series of large explosions have occurred close to Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire, UK. The source of the explosions has been confirmed as the Hertfordshire Oil Storage Terminal (HOSL), Hemel Hempstead, known locally as the Buncefield complex. Up to 150 fire fighters are reported to be at the scene with 10 fire appliances and 1 specialist foamer.

The first ‘blast’ was heard near Hemel Hempstead on Sunday 11 Dec at 6 am. Further smaller explosions followed at 6:24am , 6:26am, 6:30am. BBC News 24 reported an additional, fourth large explosion. Hertfordshire Police Constabulary are currently treating the explosion as an accident.

Reports say the explosion, which registered 2.4 on the Richter scale, was heard as far away as Oxford, and Whitehall, Central London which is 60km (38 miles) away. Eyewitness statements report that the explosion was heard from at least 160km (100 miles) away and as far away as France and The Netherlands. Pilots reported noticing the blast from the North Sea and the West Country area of the UK. The M1 motorway which runs close by has been closed in both directions near the blast which is causing travel chaos as other roads become congested.

Malcom Stewart, a BBC News24 eyewitness who is a tanker driver for the site has reported that the site supplies several oil companies and is a joint operation between Total UK and Texaco, it is also used by BP, Shell and the British Pipeline association. The complex is not a refinery but a storage facility for refined petroleum awaiting distribution to airports and filling stations. The eyewitness reports that the depot has approximately 20 tanks which can hold about 3 million gallons (11 million litres or 70,000 barrels) each. Another News24 eyewitness has just reported that he has seen at least 5 of these tanks on fire.

The depot operates on a 24 hour basis and is split into 2 parts – aviation fuel and domestic fuel. A number of eyewitnesses have reported on UK news that the aviation fuel side appears to be the part of the site that has been affected.

Local authorities were not immediately available for comment but there have been reports of casualties.

Some reports on live television state that, “Several other neighbours said they did see a plane go into the depot.” BBC News 24 were also discussing the idea a possible plane crash as the cause of the explosions. Hertfordshire police have now gone on the record to say that there is no plane involved (BBC News24).

The police have issued a contact number 0800 096 0095 and asked that people do not call the emergency services in Hertfordshire directly unless it is an emergency.

In addition to being an oil storage depot, it is a major hub on the UK oil pipeline network with pipelines to Killingholme Lindsey Oil Refinery (LOR), Humberside (10 inch), Merseyside (10 and 12 inch), Coryton on the Thames Estuary (14 inch) and Heathrow (6 and 8 inch) and Gatwick airports radiating from it.

The disaster is believed to be the worst explosion at a petrochemical plant in the UK since the Flixborough disaster of 1974.Hertfordshire’s Chief Fire Officer Roy Wilsher said: “This is possibly the largest incident of its kind in peacetime Europe.”

A firefighting press officer said that they are stock piling foam from neighboring regions for a prolonged attach which they hope will stop the spread of the fire, however, the inferno itself will have to burn out which could take between 24 hours and a few days.

Despite the authorities saying that there is no need to panic buy petrol, filling stations have had above average queues since this morning and some small garages have ran out.

Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has visited the scene.

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Training Tree Branches To Go Where You Want

Filed under: Bird And Pest Control Products — Admin @ 3:06 pm, November 21, 2021.

Submitted by: Roger Gladman

Many people associate pruning with changing the structure of your tree to fit a different shape or style. However, this is not the case. Altering the structure of the tree is known as Tree Training . This is a much better way to develop an alternate form for your tree. Pruning should be used to prevent diseases, prevent lopsidedness, and encourage healthier fruit growth.

Pruning is also used to maintain the proper shape for the tree. For example, if you have an abundance of branches on one particular side of the tree, then you will use pruning to get rid of the larger segments which weigh down the tree to one side. Think about it more in terms of maintaining rather than altering. While pruning is useful occasionally, most of the time you can use training as a healthier and more efficient alternative.

Training has not been around for very long. Through tying down branches or propping them up from the ground, one can direct the growth of the tree to take whatever shape they want. This theory is usually used in the early days of the tree to encourage it to develop fully. If you direct the tree and get it started off on the right foot, you ll save yourself a lot of pruning time later.

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Usually, training occurs during the summer. Rather than just cut off all the branches that aren t going in the right way, you try to redirect them. The mechanisms you use can be thought of as orthodontic braces for your fruit tree. They pull or push the branches, like teeth, in whatever direction you want them to go. Eventually they naturally grow that way due to your training.

It can be hard to decide how exactly to train your tree. There are many different forms and shapes to choose from. Some are meant to allow a high density of trees in one orchard, and some are meant to provide maximum fruit bearing per tree. Depending on where your tree is and how you want it to function, you will have to look for different types of forms that will perfectly fit your situation.

The theories of training can also be applied even if you are growing a tree in the traditional (natural) form. Sometimes branches will grow too close together and block each other out, so training them to grow away from each other can prevent the need to prune them later. This is highly beneficial even if you are just growing a tree in your backyard, in a non professional environment.

To train a tree, you will need some sort of outside brace to push or pull a branch. Alternately, if you want to push 2 branches closer together or further apart, you can place something in between them or lash them together with rope. Successfully training your branches just takes a little imagination in deciding what to tie things to and what to push things off of. I have found that stakes, fences, or simply an upright two by four leaning away can work wonders.

There is no tree grower that couldn t benefit from using a little training in their tree growing escapades. Whether you have decided to give your trees a completely new form, or just optimize the branch placement for healthier fruit, there is surely some way that training can benefit you.

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Japan’s January exports fall by 46% from last year

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

According to official figures, Japan’s exports dropped by 46% in January compared to a year ago, the lowest statistics ever to be recorded.

Japan’s exports to the United States plunged by almost 53% in January, with car shipments down by 81%. Exports to the European Union fell by 47%.

The Finance Ministry stated that the trade deficit was 952.6 billion yen (US$9.9 billion), the largest deficit ever recorded. The country’s trade deficit with China increased by 61% to 562.7 billion yen (US$5.86 billion).

“Japan is particularly vulnerable to this downturn because trade is so central to the economy,” said Pascal Lamy, head of the World Trade Organization in a statement during a press conference today.

The demand for Japanese automobiles was hit particularly hard, plunging by 69%. Demand for electronic goods also dropped substantially.

Last week, the government announced that the country’s economy had shrunk at an annualised rate of 12.7% in the last quarter of last year, the fastest contraction in nearly 35 years.

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Viktor Schreckengost dies at 101

Filed under: Uncategorized — Admin @ 4:02 pm, November 19, 2021.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Viktor Schreckengost, the father of industrial design and creator of the Jazz Bowl, an iconic piece of Jazz Age art designed for Eleanor Roosevelt during his association with Cowan Pottery died yesterday. He was 101.

Schreckengost was born on June 26, 1906 in Sebring, Ohio, United States.

Schreckengost’s peers included the far more famous designers Raymond Loewy and Norman Bel Geddes.

In 2000, the Cleveland Museum of Art curated the first ever retrospective of Schreckengost’s work. Stunning in scope, the exhibition included sculpture, pottery, dinnerware, drawings, and paintings.

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On the campaign trail, November 2011

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Friday, December 2, 2011

The following is the first in a monthly series chronicling the U.S. 2012 presidential election. It will feature original material compiled throughout the previous month after a brief mention of some of the month’s biggest stories.

In this month’s edition on the campaign trail: the Party for Socialism and Liberation nominates an underaged presidential ticket; a college football coach announces that he is running for president; and a candidate excluded from the GOP debates answers whether or not he would run under a third party label.

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When Should A Public Adjuster Get Involved In Your Homeowners Insurance Claim?

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By Kim Cary

We all know the saying: Sooner is better than later.

A homeowner called Quality Claims recently looking for assistance with his claim. He had suffered a large water loss to his home originating from the roof, down through the second floor and eventually flooding the first floor.

When he called us, his claim had been open six months and he was in the final stages of the claim but was being worn down by his insurance carrier. The homeowner had not yet submitted his personal property portion of the loss because he was so exhausted with the claim already.

Here is the nightmare story.

Representing his insurance carrier, the first insurance adjuster wrote an estimate and issued a check but the amount was not enough to cover the damage. Soon after, his claim was reassigned to a second adjuster, then a third adjuster, and then to a fourth adjuster. Throughout the claim process, each request for a repair estimate revision led to other repair items “accidentally” being removed from the estimate.

Although the red flags were raised with the first adjuster reassignment, the alert level finally reached severe when a carrier-appointed engineer inspected the home after the repairs started. Not knowing what the damage initially looked like, the engineer began removing items from the estimate written by the first adjuster that had been re-adjusted by both the second and third adjuster.

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At this point the claim seemed out of control and the homeowner started looking for help on the internet. After researching his options, he discovered that his potential rescuer could be a Public Adjuster.

Licensed public adjusters assist homeowners and business owners in preparing, presenting and resolving their claims with their insurance carriers. A public adjuster knows the rights of the insured and can facilitate a swift resolution of the claim. Even better, an experienced public adjuster knows how insurance companies work and how they liked to be worked with and can often obtain the best possible offer with the least amount of conflict and argument. This is good for the homeowner as well as the insurance company.

Unfortunately, at the late stage of this particular claim with so much history between the homeowner and the carrier, it is too late for a public adjuster to be very helpful.

Here is the lesson to be learned. Don’t wait. As soon as the first red flag goes up, find yourself a reputable, local public adjuster. A homeowner should pay close attention to a carrier’s actions from the very beginning of the claim. They should definitely consider hiring a public adjuster if the handling of a claim begins to take over time normally spent working or taking care of a family.

This exhausted homeowner wished he had known about the public adjusting profession when his loss occurred. He believes that had he known, he would have hired a public adjuster much sooner and avoided a lot of wasted time and aggravation and ended up with a fair settlement.

It should be noted that many claims can be amicably resolved with a carrier and do not require the assistance of a public adjuster.

If you need help finding an experienced public adjuster, you can visit the NAPIA website (National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters) or your state organization. In California, the organization is CAPIA – California Association of Insurance Adjusters

Kim Cary – Senior General Adjuster

Kim Cary came to the public adjusting industry in 1995 from the real estate appraisal field. She is currently a member of NAPIA and is licensed in 43 states. In 2005, she coordinated and managed claim reporting efforts for GMAC Mortgage after Hurricane Katrina hit. She has also assisted many homeowners with their claims in San Diego following the 2007 wildfires.

About Quality Claims Management

Quality Claims Management Corporation provides hazard claim recovery services to investors, mortgage servicers, homeowners and businesses. All claims are adjusted by licensed insurance professionals for an equitable settlement and accelerated resolution timelines.

QCMC’s core focus is unparalleled expertise in policy coverage and the technical aspects of mortgagee and homeowner claims. QCMC has worked with homeowners and businesses including those affected by catastrophic natural disasters such as the 2003 and 2007 Southern California Wildfires, and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.

About the Author: Kim Cary came to the public adjusting industry in 1995 from the real estate appraisal field. She is currently a member of NAPIA and is licensed in 43 states. Contact Quality Claims Management 866-450-1183


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No hotel previously on site of proposed Buffalo, N.Y. hotel location

Filed under: Uncategorized — Admin @ 3:36 pm, November 17, 2021.
Buffalo, N.Y. Hotel Proposal Controversy
Recent Developments
  • “Old deeds threaten Buffalo, NY hotel development” — Wikinews, November 21, 2006
  • “Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”” — Wikinews, November 16, 2006
  • “Contract to buy properties on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal extended” — Wikinews, October 2, 2006
  • “Court date “as needed” for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, August 14, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal rescheduled” — Wikinews, July 26, 2006
  • “Elmwood Village Hotel proposal in Buffalo, N.Y. withdrawn” — Wikinews, July 13, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal delayed” — Wikinews, June 2, 2006
Original Story
  • “Hotel development proposal could displace Buffalo, NY business owners” — Wikinews, February 17, 2006

Saturday, March 4, 2006

Buffalo, New York —The Common Council requested on Tuesday that a picture be found on what many thought was the site of a previous hotel.

The Proposed Elmwood Village Hotel would be placed on the intersection of Elmwood and Forest. It was suspected by residents and business owners in the area that hotel once stood in the same spot.

The Elmwood Village hotel is a proposed development by Savarino Construction Services Corp. In order for the project to proceed, at least five buildings (1119-1121 Elmwood) would need to be demolished. All five houses are currently occupied by businesses and residents.

After some research, a freelance journalist writing for Wikinews was able to determine that there was never a hotel on the proposed Elmwood Village Hotel site. However; there was a temporary hotel located on the northeast corner of Elmwood and Forest.

Buffalo was the host of the Pan-American Exposition from May 1 until November 2, 1901. It was a fair designed to feature the latest in technology, including electricity. There was a midway, athletic events, and had African, Eskimo, and Mexican villages. However; what is likely the most famous event that took place at the exposition was the assassination of then President William McKinley on September 6, 1901. He was shot by Leon Czolgosz just outside the Temple of Music and died eight days later while in the home of John Milburn on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. Just a short time later, Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated on September 14, 1901 at the Wilcox House on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. Nearly eight million people attended the exposition.

During that time several hotels and rooming houses were built around the exposition including The Elmwood at 717 Elmwood, the Hotel Elmhurst at Forest and Lincoln Parkway, Hotel Gibbs 1005-1021 Elmwood, the R. Palmerton Merritt at 441 Forest and The Norman at 422 Forest. None of these hotels or rooming houses exist today.

Probably the most famous hotel that was built during the exposition was the Statler’s Pan-American Hotel built by Ellsworth Milton Statler A freelance journalist writing for Wikinews has obtained the only known reproduction photo of the hotel [pictured at the top]. The hotel stood on the northeast corner of Elmwood and Forest Avenues in Buffalo, had 2,100 sleeping rooms and accommodations for 5,000. At the time, the Statler was the largest hotel [based on the number of rooms] ever constructed. It was also the largest temporary hotel. It was three stories high, plastered on the inside, made mostly of wood and was covered with ornamental staff on the outside, which made it semi-fireproof. Every room was an outside room and was well lighted and ventilated. It was located within one block of the exposition’s main entrance.

The Statler was built for only one thing, the exposition. Work began in 1900 and finished just before the beginning of the exposition. When the exposition ended in November, the hotel was taken down.

Maps from 1894 show that there was no hotel, let alone any buildings or houses on the intersection. However; research did show that the homes 1119-1121 Elmwood, the buildings that would be demolished to build the Elmwood Village Hotel, were built sometime before 1915 but were not on the intersection prior to 1902.

Based on research conducted at the Buffalo Historical Society, it was concluded that between the years of 1890 and 1902, no other major hotel existed in the area. In fact, research had shown that almost every hotel built in the area, existed only during the time of the exposition.

Research also indicated a hotel or a rooming house at 1089 Elmwood around 1901-1903. The only known name of the hotel was the John C. Hill Hotel. The hotel was in the house now called the Atwater House. The house was the first house to be built on the east side of the block.

The Atwater House is currently vacant and owner Pano Georgiadis wants to demolish it to expand his restaurant. The house was built by 1894 and the original owner and builder of the house is currently unknown. Its earliest known occupant was Edward Atwater who in 1862 founded the oil refinery company of Atwater & Hawes in Buffalo. The site of this company was recently uncovered in the Canal District during an archeological dig.

At the moment, current research does not show any connection between the two men.

The exposition was a commercial failure and what profit Statler did make on the hotel, went to build another temporary hotel for the 1904 St. Louis Exhibition. That hotel was successful and the profit made from it was used to build the first permanent Statler Hotel at 107 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. The hotel is no longer in operation, but small offices are currently operating in parts of the building.

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Bluetongue outbreak in Germany

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

A highly dynamic Bluetongue (or catarrhal fever) infection of sheep herds is underway in Germany. From August 2006 till September 9, 2007, 1,833 farms had reported the presence of the infection. From Sept 9. till September 14, 2007, the number of farms reporting infections has grown to 5,686. The number of deaths is estimated around 15,000 sheep.

Bluetongue infection is of viral origin and is harmless to humans. It is an insect-borne viral disease of ruminants, mainly sheep and less frequently of cattle, goats, buffalo, deer, dromedary camels and antelope. There are no reports of human transmission.

The origin of the infection is not clear but it is one of the diseases which is still feared to invade Northern Europe as a consequence of global warming. No official sources are as yet available as the affected sheep farmers have tried to get the news on the media but to no avail.

The disease has also been found in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The United Kingdom Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs says the virus could spread from Northern Europe to the UK, but is unlikely.

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