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NOTE: This is an important herbal assist to your health and has received a lot of response. Because of that we'll keep it posted here a little longer. Thanks and enjoy.
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Cinnamon may help Diabetics. A spoonful a day of cinnamon appears to hold off type 2 diabetes and improves the ability to regulate blood sugar.
It seems the cinnamon helps fat cells recognize and respond to insulin. When the cells don’t recognize insulin, glucose is not properly metabolized and the blood sugar is too high, often resulting in blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, and death.
The American Diabetes Association says that diabetes is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
A little spice for the zest of life.
Health - Reuters - updated 5:45 PM ET Jun 15
Friday June 8 1:21 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women gearing up to wage war on fat may want to arm themselves with a set of weights in addition to a pair of running shoes, a new study suggests.
According to the researchers, resistance training burns calories for at least one hour after a workout. Aerobic exercise such as jogging burns more calories during the workout but boosts metabolism for less than one hour afterward.
``To get the maximum benefit, women need a combination of cardiovascular workouts and resistance training,'' Carol A. Binzen, an exercise physiologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, said in a prepared statement.
The study included 12 women aged 24 to 34 years who regularly lifted weights but were ``not super fitness enthusiasts,'' Binzen explained. On one day, the women performed a 45-minute session of weight training that targeted major muscle groups including the chest, shoulders, legs, upper back, biceps and triceps. On another day, the women did not do any resistance training and watched a movie.
Comparisons of the number of calories women burned revealed that, on average, women burned 155 calories up to 2 hours after weight training and 50 calories while watching a movie. The findings are published in the June issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
``The results from this study suggest that an acute bout of a typical resistance exercise session also facilitates a small increase in fat burning in moderately trained, young women,'' the authors conclude.
Binzen and colleagues suggest that the effects may be even more pronounced in previously sedentary women who take up resistance training, but stress that all women should check with their doctor before beginning an exercise program.
Besides boosting metabolism, resistance training can increase bone density and muscle mass, thereby protecting against the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis.
SOURCE: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2001;33:932-938.
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Don't give up on your memory just because you're over 30 (or so), and if you're younger, try to remember this study.
Most people believe that their memories get worse as they get older.
This is true only for people who do not use their memories properly: memory is like a muscle - the more it is used, the better it gets. The more it is neglected, the worse it gets.
While in education most people have to use their memories intensively - simply to remember facts and pass exams. When people leave full time education, they tend to cease to use their memory as actively, and so it starts to get flaccid.
Memory works by making links between information, fitting facts into mental structures and frameworks. The more you are actively remembering, the more facts and frameworks you hold, the more additional facts and ideas will slot easily into long term memory.
Another reason for memory getting apparently worse is that outside academia information tends not to be as clearly structured as it is in education. The clear presentation and organisation of a good lesson or training course provides a structure that is almost a mnemonic in its own right. Where information drifts in as isolated facts, it will normally be forgotten simply because it is not actively fitted into a mnemonic.
Again, as people grow up they are trained out of spontaneous, imaginative behaviour: most peoples' jobs depend on them being predictable and reliable far more than on them being imaginative. An important feature of memory, though, is the imagination that allows you to construct the strong mnemonic links between things to be remembered and the cues for their recall. Of course be reliable, but keep your imagination fresh at the same time!
So memory in most people does get worse with age, but only because it is allowed to. By continuing your education throughout your life, by cultivating your mind and keeping it open to new experience, by actively fitting facts into clear and flexible frameworks, and by keeping your imagination working, your memory can get better and better as you get older.
Doing this not only gives you a better memory: think how many times you have heard this message in connection with other self-improvement methods! An important thing to realise is that different people learn in different ways. The way in which people learn is often a factor determining the subjects they choose to study, instructors they relate to, and careers chosen in life.
Test your anger character with this great review from a really fine site.
And here's a happy story to combat stress and anger
This is a good one Enjoy!!!
A police officer pulls a guy over for speeding and has the following exchange:
May I see your driver's license?
I don't have one. I had it suspended when I got my 5th DUI.
May I see the owner's card for this vehicle?
It's not my car. I stole it.
The car is stolen?
That's right. But come to think of it, I think I saw the owner's card in the glove box when I was putting my gun in there.
There's a gun in the glove box?
Yes sir. That's where I put it after I shot and killed the woman who owns this car and stuffed her in the trunk.
There's a BODY in the TRUNK?!?!?
Hearing this, the officer immediately called his captain. The car was quickly surrounded by police, and the captain approached the driver to handle the tense situation:
Sir, can I see your license?
Sure. Here it is.
It was valid.
Who's car is this?
It's mine, officer. Here's the owner' card.
The driver owned the car.
Could you slowly open your glove box so I can see if there's a gun in it?
Yes, sir, but there's no gun in it.
Sure enough, there was nothing in the glove box.
Would you mind opening your trunk? I was told you said there's a body in it.
Trunk is opened; no body.
I don't understand it. The officer who stopped you said you told him you didn't have a license, stole the car, had a gun in the glovebox, and that there was a dead body in the trunk.
Yeah, I'll bet the lying cop told you I was speeding, too
And an inspirational story from:
From Rev Gerri G
Really good story...
I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job: (a flat tire made him lose an hour of work and his electric drill quit) his ancient one ton truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence.
On arriving he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands.
When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation. His tanned face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.
Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.
''Oh, that's my trouble tree,'' he replied. ''I know I can't help having troubles on the job, but one thing's for sure, those troubles don't belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again.'' ''Funny thing is,'' he smiled, ''when I come out in the morning to pick 'em up, there aren't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before''
This is the June 2001 Publication of BENESTROPHIC NEWS and is available for use as indicated by the tenor and statements contained within. Benestrophic News is intended as a source of enlightenment in every area of life and to bring good in all things.
The cat is ''cleopatra'' sitting in a flower pot with her typical annoyed expression. Cleopatra is part Egyptian and mostly strange. She is well loved and cared for by the Divine Love Benestrophe Group. We thought you'd enjoy.
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Rev. David E. Howell