Lewisberry, PA (PRWEB)
July 01, 2015
A healthy eating plan concentrates on foods in their purist natural forms, such as organically raised chickens and eggs. Eating organic foods and products can help limit the exposure to pesticides and chemical-based fertilizers. Raising backyard chickens is cleaner and more environmentally friendly than production chicken farming. Choosing home raised chickens and eggs that do not contain antibiotics are changes to anyones lifestyle that can result in life-lengthening health benefits. Everyone should be concerned about where food comes from, how its been raised and what its been fed.
If a healthier diet of organic chicken and fresh eggs is desired, but walking into the grocery store is overwhelming with all the different food labels on display, maybe its time to start to raise a flock of chickens. Chicken Coop Condo has a selection of well designed, quality products to help begin a self-sufficient lifestyle by housing egg laying chickens in the back yard. Chicken Coops Condos coops are strong and sturdy enough to stand up against unfavorable weather such as summer winds or winter snowstorms. The coops are designed to provide chickens with the right balance between enclosed shelter and open ventilation. They are easy to clean and budget-friendly to maintain.
There are many benefits to raising chickens. The end results are inexpensive and nutritious fresh eggs. There is no denying that they are a healthier alternative to production farmed products. It will be for certain that the food is organic and free from pesticides and chemicals. Free range chickens will also keep the customers garden safe from bug infestations without the use of poisons by positioning the chicken coop condo in close proximity to a flower or vegetable garden. Chickens produce chemical-free, nitrogen-rich manure that is great for the plants when mixed with compost, and also provides chemical-free weed control.
Visit the Chicken Coop Condo website at http://www.chickencoopcondo.com to see the quality of chicken coop products.
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Davis, California (PRWEB)
July 01, 2015
In a study published this week in Nutrition Journal*, researchers compared risk factors for heart disease and metabolic syndrome of tree nut consumers versus those who did not consume tree nuts. Tree nut (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts) consumption was associated with lower body mass index (p=0.004), systolic blood pressure (p=0.001), insulin resistance (p=0.043) and higher levels of high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (good cholesterol) (p=0.022). In addition, tree nut consumers were 25% less likely to be obese and 21% less likely to have an elevated waist circumference than those who did not consume tree nuts.
The study looked at 14,386 men and women (19+ years) participating in the 2005-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES). Intake was from 24-hour recall data and tree nut consumers were defined as those who consumed
New York, NY (PRWEB)
June 29, 2015
Califia Farms, the fastest-growing natural beverage company, is making summer sweeter for lactose-intolerant and dairy-free ice cream lovers with specially-formulated, plant-powered, dairy-free frozen dessert recipes. From cinnamon vanilla milkshakes to coconut vegan ice cream, Califia Farms easy-to-make summer cool-down recipes promise to deliver great taste and refreshment to the millions who choose to go dairy free.
There is a rising trend of Americans opting for plant-based, non-dairy products for varied reasons whether they are lactose-intolerant, prefer the taste or want to eat fewer animal-based products. According to a recent Mintel report, sales of non-dairy milk were up 93.8% from 2009 to 2014. Califia Farms, well known for its popular Almondmilks, cold brew coffees, citrus juices and Latin-inspired Aguas Frescas and Horchatas, is leading this revolution.
Plant-based dairy now accounts for 20% of dairy case sales and is growing rapidly. And many of these consumers are not just drinking plant-based milk, they are also cooking with it.
Regardless of why you choose non-dairy over traditional cows milk, we think everyone should be able to enjoy a healthy, great tasting ice cream treat this summer, said Greg Steltenpohl, Califia Farms CEO. Choosing to go dairy-free shouldnt mean living a dessert-free life. Califia is all about celebrating joyful, healthy refreshment in a completely unique way.
In keeping with Americas evolving palate, Califia Farms frozen desserts take their cues from the authentic flavors of Latin America. Interestingly, Hispanics are embracing plant-powered, non-dairy milks at a greater rate than any other group. And, according to Mintel, three in five Hispanic consumers drink non-dairy milk, with half of Hispanics surveyed agreeing that non-dairy is healthier than dairy milk.
The cool and refreshing recipes that can be found on http://www.califiafarms.com include:
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 11, 2015
Aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking, biking, and swimming, is good for the heart. Strength training, also known as weight training or resistance training, also has cardiovascular benefits, reports the June 2015 Harvard Heart Letter.
“Strength training maintains and may even increase muscle mass, which people tend to lose as they age,” says Dr. Rania Mekary, a visiting assistant professor of surgery at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital and assistant professor at MCPHS University. Increased muscle mass has a trickle-down effect that benefits blood vessels and the heart.
Boosting muscle mass speeds up metabolism, which helps people burn more calories, even at rest. A faster metabolism also helps prevent weight gain, which puts extra strain on the heart. Strength training seems to be especially important for keeping off belly fat. This so-called visceral fat, which surrounds the internal organs, is particularly dangerous.
Mekary and colleagues at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that healthy men who did weight training for 20 minutes a day had less of an age-related increase in abdominal fat compared with men who spent the same amount of time doing aerobic exercise.
Strength training can help control blood sugar levels by drawing glucose from the bloodstream to power muscles. High blood sugar, the hallmark of type 2 diabetes, is also a leading risk factor for heart disease. Building more muscle mass also makes the body more sensitive to the effects of insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels.
Read the full-length article: “Add strength training to your fitness plan”
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Lathrop, California (PRWEB) May 25, 2015
An extremely frail 82-year-old human rights activist from California has marked 125 days of hunger strike. Surat Singh Khalsa launched his campaign on January 16, 2015, to protest the prolonged detention of political prisoners who have already completed their terms in India.
Khalsa has been refusing to eat to demand the release of political prisoners who have completed their terms. He says that people of various religious backgrounds who have no criminal cases, and have completed their sentences, should be released as per the law of the country. In certain cases, the Punjab & Haryana High Court had specifically asked the Punjab State Government to consider the cases of some life convicts for permanent release; however, these prisoners, along with others who have completed their terms, continue to be detained.
Surat Singh Khalsa traveled to Punjab, India, in December 2014 after learning of prolonged detention of political prisoners. He knew that it would be a long, strenuous battle; however, he has remained committed to the cause of human rights despite his old age.
Khalsas hunger strike has attracted support from tens of thousands of supporters in India and abroad. He has been dubbed as the “The Irom Sharmila of Punjab by the People’s Union for Civil Liberties, India’s largest civil liberties organization, akin to the American Civil Liberties Union. Irom Sharmila is a civil rights activist who has been on hunger strike since November 2000 to seek equal rights for the minorities of Manipur (India).
Surat Singh Khalsa has been raising voice for human rights since the late 1970s in India. He has courted arrest various times as a form of peaceful protest. In June 1984, he resigned from his job as a government teacher after the Indian Government ordered invasion of the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple). In 1986, like many other Sikhs, he took political asylum in the United States to flee oppression in India. After settling down, he remained steadfast to seek equal rights for Sikhs and other minorities in India.
In 2011, Surat Singh Khalsa traveled to India to take part in a massive anti-corruption movement led by social reformer Anna Hazare. At that time, he observed an 18 day long hunger strike.
One hundred and twenty-five day hunger strike has taken a toll on Khalsas body. His family members who traveled to India from the United States to oversee his health report that he has lost the ability to walk. From the past days, he is also facing trouble speaking. His healthy body has now turned into the skeleton of bones.
In April 2014, a Writ Petition No. 48 was filed with the Supreme Court of India, seeking remission for the four convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, and to make a constitutional law decision on the release of all political prisoners across India. The petition remains pending with the Supreme Court.
1 Tribune News Service, “Of 119 Sikhs languishing in jails, 96 are in Punjab: SGPC list”, 4 January 2015. Available from http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/of-119-sikhs-languishing-in-jails-96-are-in-punjab-sgpc-list/26010.html.
2 Case references: CRM-M-No.13343 of 2012, CRWP No.1752 of 2013, CRWP No. 1620 of 2011.
3 PUCL, Bapu Surat Singh: Punjabs Irom Sharmila, 28 March 2015, http://www.countercurrents.org/pucl280315.htm.
4 Tribune news Service, “SGPC aspirant on indefinite fast to support cause”, 20 August 2011, http://www.tribuneindia.com/2011/20110821/ldh1.htm#18.
(PRWEB) May 22, 2015
Gwen (Marzano) Eager, Garden of Life’s(a top whole food supplement company) educator and a certified raw vegan chef, is pregnant and has released some mom-friendly healthy recipes. When asked if she was going to continue to be a raw vegan in pregnancy, Gwen responded, “No way. Although a lot of my recipes are vegan friendly, I stopped eating this way about three years ago. In order for my body to function properly, it needed fat and protein from animal products such as fish and eggs. I still maintain about a 70 percent plant-based diet of primarily raw veggies and fruit; nuts; seeds; healthy oils such as olive and coconut; and, occasionally, some cooked legumes. Through experimentation, I learned that my body does best with eating fish a few times a week, eggs several times a week, while about once a month I will make meatballs with grass-fed lamb and beef. This took me years to figure out, but I know that it helped to prepare my body for a healthy pregnancy. I always tell people, Listen to your body. Everyone is different, and we require different foods at different stages in our lives. There is not a one diet fits all answer for optimal health. One thing we can all agree on, though: processed food doesnt add value to your health, so if youre going to eat it, do so sparingly.”
Grain Free Banana Pancakes:
(Gwen’s note: “I developed a sweet tooth at about 24 weeks into my pregnancy, which was ignited the moment I got out of bed in the morning. I decided to create this pancake recipe which reminds me of flan. Not only is this recipe fabulously delicious, its also a great balance of healthy fats, carbs and protein. Its vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free and soy free as well! Use all organic ingredients when possible.”)
INGREDIENTS (Serves 1)
1 ripe banana
1 teaspoon Garden of Life RAW Organics Chia Seed
14 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
14 teaspoon cinnamon
8 drops of liquid stevia (or 1 Tablespoon of honey)
1 Tablespoon Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Optional:
1 Tablespoon almond butter
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
Peel banana, slice and place in a mixing bowl. Mash the banana with a fork. Add in the 2 eggs, spices, chia seed and stevia. Mix everything together with a fork. Place coconut oil in a skillet and heat to medium high. Pour in your batter and cook it like a pancake. Typically, it will only take 1-to-2 minutes on each side to cook. Option: Spread almond butter over cooked pancake and top with maple syrup. Eat right away. Another option is to use 12 cup of cooked sweet potato instead of the banana.
Delicious Red Lentil Soup:
Gwen’s note: (“During my second trimester, I have been able to move away from bland foods and incorporate spices into my recipes. The spices in this soup make it more exciting than a typical lentil soup and the ginger, of course, helps with digestion. This soup is vegan, gluten free, dairy free and soy free! Use all organic ingredients when possible.”)
INGREDIENTS (Serves 4-6)
2 cups of red lentils
8 cups of vegetable broth
3 Tablespoons Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 cup red onion, chopped into small pieces
1 12 cup carrots, chopped into small pieces
1 12 Tablespoons ginger root, finely chopped
1 potato, medium sized, peeled and cubed
2 handfuls of greens (such as spinach or chopped kale)
12 Tablespoon curry powder
1 12 teaspoons cumin powder
12 teaspoon red pepper flakes
14 teaspoon cinnamon
In a large pot, heat coconut oil and add in onions, garlic, carrots and ginger. Saut
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