I Love Bacteria …. the Good Kind though A- #378

Yes, there is always good and bad in all, isn’t? And bacteria is not the exception.

 

good bacteria

 

Our bodies have different tissues full with excellent microbes that help us fight the bad ones. It is so important that we take care and preserve this kind, helpful and faithful bacteria, so we can have an army of healthy tiny micro bio-soldiers for the attack of the bad ones when necessary.

 

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In fact, you couldn’t survive without some bacteria!  Good ones help digest your food and fight invading microbes.  Also, they are used in making some of the dairy products you like to eat and also some types of medicines!  It is one of  the best decomposers – they break down dead and decaying organic matter, from leaves to insects. 

 

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Best of all, it is are being used to clean up oil spills to keep your environment healthy too.

 

EAT MORE:  yogurt, kafir, sauerkraut, tempeh, kimchi, miso, kombucha, pickles, traditional buttermilk, natto and some type of cheeses.  

 

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5 Best Chocolates in the World Healthy Benefits and Unhealthy Side Effects

best chocolate in the world

1. Godiva 

2. La Maison du Chocholatier

3. Ferrero Rocher

4. Belgian

5. Madagascar 

 

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Flavanols promote the production of nitric oxide, which relaxes the blood vessels and enhances blood flow. This helps lower blood pressure and ultimately enhances heart health.

These flavanols can also increase insulin sensitivity and possibly cut down diabetes risk.

 

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The other important nutrients include iron, magnesium, pper, zinc, and phosphorus – all of which contribute to your overall health (including cancer prevention).

The flavanols can protect the skin against sun damage. Studies show that dietary flavanols from cocoa offer photoprotection and improve dermal blood circulation.

 

 

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“NOT EVERYTHING IN CHOCOLATE HEAVEN IS GLORY” — Dr. Martha A. Castro N., MD

 

UNHEALTHY EFFECTS  OR SIDE EFFECTS

ANXIETY

The caffeine in dark chocolate (and chocolate, in general), excess intake can lead to anxiety issues (28). Hence, consume it in moderation.

 

HEART ISSUES

Dark does have great benefits for the heart. But the caffeine it contains might cause irregular heartbeat in susceptible individuals (29). Hence, moderation is key.

 

OTHER ISSUES WITH CAFFEINE

The caffeine in this product may also aggravate the following conditions (individuals with these conditions must consume dark chocolate in moderation):

 

Diarrhea
Glaucoma
High blood pressure
Irritable bowel syndrome
Osteoporosis

 

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Bloggers Rant about Instagram Being Ruined 5 Solutions

bloggers instagram rant

 

Bloggers Rant:

 

A Little Ranting (and Honesty) About Instagram Growth

 

Sometimes I feel like the blogging community is a sisterhood of unstoppable ladies (and some gents) who can do anything and who support each other no matter what! Sometimes I feel like the blogging community is full of nothing but Regina George clones (or worse, Regina George clones in sheep’s clothing…aka Taylor Swifts) and it makes me crazy.

I can never really decide which is more accurate and this is probably the biggest reason why I’ve had approximately 4 blogs over my adult life (2 of which were fairly popular) and just up and deleted them after I got tired of the bulls*t. I’m not at that point now but I did want to address a few things and since this is my blog, I figured this was a better place than Instagram to rant. 

 

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INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT WITH 897 THOUSAND FOLLOWERS

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Are social media influencers ruining Instagram?

 

Yes Definitely.

Instagram is a photo sharing application. In the beginning individual uses share pictures without any hashtag but now hashtags are used on such a large scale to reach the wider audience and influencers are abusing it.

 

Those who have more than 10,000 follower are turning into influencers. For good looking individual and especially girls is an easy job to get so much followers.

 

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SOLUTION:

Well, there’S a solution for everything in this life, and hence to make your Instagram account grow again, get it fixed and unstuck:

1. Use hashtags the right way and frequently.

Hashtags link your photo to targeted communities, niches and keywords that people search for like #healthybreakfastideas in cooking niches. These communities, groups and people searching for content that’s relevant to them are less likely to see your posts without hashtags.

 

2. A CTA (call to action) tells your followers what to do next. For businesses, that “next step” should be signing up for a newsletter, going to your website or buying your product/service.

 

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3. Have good context in the caption

 

4. Have a strategy for Instagram

 

5. When your content is stale, well, it is discouraging. Make it diverse!





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3 Best Colorful Delicious Christmas Dinner Ideas

#1 Christmas Dinner Ideas: Standing Rib Roast

Christmas Dinner Ideas

Ingredients

  • 6 teaspoons of lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 6 teaspoons of paprika
  • 3 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 bone-in beef rib roast (67 to 8 pounds)
  • 4 cups beef stock

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a small bowl, mix the first five ingredients. Place roast in a roasting pan, fat side up; rub with seasoning mixture.
  • Roast 2-1/4 to 2-3/4 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Remove roast from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.
  • Meanwhile, pour drippings and loosened browned bits from roasting pan into a small saucepan. Skim fat. Add beef stock to drippings; bring to a boil. Serve with roast.

#2 Christmas Tortellini and Spinach Soup

Ideas for christmas dinner

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) vegetable broth
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini or tortellini of your choice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Add tortellini; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, salt and pepper; return to a simmer. Cook 4-5 minutes longer or until tortellini are tender.
  • Stir in spinach and basil; cook until spinach is wilted. Top servings with cheese.

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Dangers of E Coli in Romaine Lettuce Outbreak in Canada and USA

DANGERS OF E COLI IN ROMAINE LETTUCE OUTBREAK

There are outbreaks of contaminated romaine lettuce with E. Coli in Ontario, Quebec, and in 11 states of United States of America. This strain E. Coli O157, is more dangerous than others.

 

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That is why the Public Health Agency of Canada and the CDC of United States have told consumers to throw away any romaine lettuce they may already have purchased. Restaurants should not serve it, stores should not sell it, and people should not buy it, no matter where or when the lettuce was grown. It doesn’t matter if it is chopped, whole head or part of a mix.

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Symptoms of E. coli O157 infection:

  • Symptoms usually begin 2 to 5 days after exposure to the bacteria. Sometimes people infected with E. coli O157 have no symptoms at all, but can still pass the bacteria to others.

  • Severe diarrhea (often bloody)

  • Abdominal cramps.

  • Most people infected with E. coli O157 do not have a fever or vomiting.

  • Children under 5 years old and the elderly, E. coli O157 infections can cause a complication called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). About 2 – 7% of E. coli O157 infections lead to HUS. HUS occurs when the E. coli O157 toxin destroys red blood cells. HUS can lead to kidney failure, neurologic damage, and in some cases, death. Approximately 5 – 10% of HUS cases are fatal.

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E. coli is a bacteria that lives naturally in the intestines of cattle, poultry and other animals. Raw fruits and vegetables can become contaminated with feces from infected animals in the field by soil, water, animals or improperly composted manure. Lettuce can also be contaminated by bacteria during and after harvest from handling, storing and transporting the produce, including at the grocery store, in the refrigerator, or from counters and cutting boards through cross‑contamination with harmful bacteria from raw meat, poultry or seafood.

How To Cope with Anger While You are Grieving

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Losing a loved one can be one of the most painful and stressful events in your life, and it might cause severe emotional crisis that could develop into different physical symptoms or diseases:

  • Anger
  • Despair
  • Guilt
  • High blood pressure
  • Headaches
  • Bone aches
  • Worsening of arthritis symptoms.
  • Gastritis or worsening of symptoms.
  • And more….

This emotional maelstrom can affect behaviour and judgement. Many patients report to me stomach pain, eating habit changes: loss or gain of appetite, intestinal upsets, sleep disturbances and loss of energy. Of all life’s stresses, mourning can seriously test your natural defense systems. Existing illnesses may worsen or new conditions may appear.

In stressful and sad times you don’t need people around you who do not support you. You need to surround yourself with loving human beings who actually care about you. Go out with them, trust them if they have proven to you that they are loyal and faithful.

Having and caring for pets like dogs, cats, birds, is another way to find comfort. I especially love cats, but others prefer dogs or birds. Some people don’t like animals and would rather care for plants. Therefore, get into planting, gardening, farming and grafting. Some of my patients have expressed their liking towards social activities like volunteering, helping others, “not being at home where there are so many memories” — they say. It is fine, but remember,  sooner or later you have to face reality and stay at home. So do the volunteering for another reason such as helping others and just “not” to be at home.

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Remember: After the storm, calm is restored

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What is the Difference Between Forgetting and Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Forgetting or forgetfulness can be very scary for some people, especially if it becomes frequent in patients younger than 65. When you live a life plagued with stress your mind starts to give more importance to those things that cause you to worry the most.

You start to forget where you left the keys, the wallet, the pen, etc. But even if the patient is 65 or older when s/he commences to be forgetful, it doesn’t mean s/he has Alzheimer’s Disease. Anxiety and depression can mimic dementia. If you are a young adult, in your twenties or thirties and you are not eating well, you drink alcohol excessively, smoke and don’t exercise regularly, you might experience “forgetfulness due to extreme stress”.

Patients with Alzheimer tend to repeat themselves because they lose their short memory especially in the early stage. They forget recently learned information like dates or events, asking for the same information over and over.

Patients are frequently misdiagnosed in several medical areas, a mental illness is one of them. That is why it is very important to have the right knowledge about it and the most innovated equipment in this age of technology. IQuity is tackling Alzheimer’s biomarkers using the “Machine Learning” (yes, machine learning not learning machine) that uses artificial intelligence.

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If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, do not hesitate to consult with your doctor as soon as possible.

Remember that prevention is the key for a healthier, happier and longer life — Dr. Martha A. Castro N., MD