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Aspartame is the most used artificial sweetener even though the controversy about its safety still persists. Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon and clinical assistant professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Centre in his book ‘Excitotoxins – the Taste That Kills’ writes that aspartame contains excitotixins toxic materials that excite or stimulate neurons in the brain and spinal chord and lead to their death. The very young and the very old appear to be most susceptible to the deleterious effects of these toxins. Symptoms include headaches, joint, pain, remors, spasms, swollen glands, anxiety, insomnia, breathing problems, diarrhoea and constipation. Certain chronic illnesses that can be triggered or worsened by consuming aspartame include brain tumours, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson’s, disease, Alzheimer’s, mental retardation, birth defects and fibromyalgia.
“Despite the research still being ambiguous, the fact that it is approved by the FDA gives it a safety stamp. Existing evidence says that the safe consumption limit is 50 mg/kg body weight, set by WHO,” says Dr. Anoop Mishra, HoD, diabetes and metabolic diseases, Fortis Hospital.
Certain quarters of the Western scientific community believe that the green signalgiven to Aspartame by health organisations and regulatory bodies is the job of lobbyists in favour of the sweetener.
Closer to home, experts have varying opinions about artificial sweeteners. “They are chemical products which may harm the body in the long run,” says dietician Shikha Sharma.
Research also indicates that aspartame can be deadly to diabetes because formicacid a by product, of aspartame decomposition — worsens their condition. But Dr. Ambrish Mithal, senior consultant endocrinologist, Apollo Hospital says there is no absolute proof of this. “Studies have been conducted on rats which show there are no adverse effects even with daily consumption of about six to eight tablets of low cal sweeteners.” Views may vary but there is a general consensus that up to 10 tablets/day is safe for most people.
(source: Mail Today newspaper)Aspartame is the most used artificial sweetener even though the controversy about its safety still persists. Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon and clinical assistant professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Centre in his book ‘Excitotoxins – the Taste That Kills’ writes that aspartame contains excitotixins toxic materials that excite or stimulate neurons in the brain ...
Some wives shop 7 days a week while their husbands work 5 days a week.
When his wife nags the civilized man goes to a club instead of reaching for one.
The only times when wives usually treat husbands better than pets is when he is sick.
Husbands are like wood fires. When unattended they go out.
A man may be in trouble because his wife walked out on him, or because she walked in on him.
( source : Family Humour Book by Stephen W.K.Tan)Some wives shop 7 days a week while their husbands work 5 days a week. ——————————– When his wife nags the civilized man goes to a club instead of reaching for one. ——————————– The only times when wives usually treat husbands better than pets is when he is sick. ——————————– Husbands are like wood fires. When unattended they go out. ——————————– A man ...
Two Friends meeting after years.
1st Friend : How are you ? How are the children? Where are they?
2nd Friend : Eldest son in SBI, his wife in ICICI
Second son in HDFC, his wife in Canara Bank
Youngest daughter, not married yet, she is in Axis Bank.
1st Friend : So all well settled in Bank jobs?
2nd Friend : No, they are all standing in the queues there!
(source : user mohanrao on 11.01.2017)
1. TATAs took 100 years to become billionaire, Ambanis took 50 years (after utilizing all its resources), where as Robert Vadra took less than 10 years to become fastest multi billionaire.
2. All newspapers are scared to discuss the story of Robert Vadra because of severe threat from Sonia Gandhi and Congress govt.
3. After Robert Vadra got married with Priyanka Gandhi, Robert’s father committed suicide under mysterious circumstances, his brother found dead in his delhi residence and his sister found dead in mysterious car accident. These reports were not published in any Indian media.
4. He is having stakes in Malls in premier locations of India, he is having stakes in DLF IPL, and DLF itself. He was involved in CWG corruption – DLF was responsible for development of Commonwealth games, and Kalmadi gave favoritism to DLF because of Robert Vadra’s direct interest and business partnership with DLF.
5. Robert Vadra owns many Hilton Hotels including Hilton Gardens New Delhi
6. Robert Vadra’s association with Kolkata Knight Ryders has never been reported by Indian media.
7. He has 20% ownership in Unitech, Biggest beneficiary ownership of 2G Scam. Because of Robert’s involvement in this scam, there are concerns that investigation would never reach decisive conclusion
8. He owns prime property in India specially in commercial hubs, and taxi business but for Air Taxi. He owns few private planes as well.
9. He has direct link with Italian businessman Quatrochi.
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(contributed by: Mohan Rao on 24.10.2011)1. TATAs took 100 years to become billionaire, Ambanis took 50 years (after utilizing all its resources), where as Robert Vadra took less than 10 years to become fastest multi billionaire. 2. All newspapers are scared to discuss the story of Robert Vadra because of severe threat from Sonia Gandhi and Congress govt. 3. After Robert Vadra ...
The fir tree has a long association with Christianity, it began in Germany almost 1,000 years ago when St Boniface, who converted the German people to Christianity, was said to have come across a group of pagans worshipping an oak tree. In anger, St Boniface is said to have cut down the oak tree and to his amazement a young fir tree sprung up from the roots of the oak tree. St Boniface took this as a sign of the Christian faith. But it was not until the 16th century that fir trees were brought indoors at Christmas time.
CHRISTMAS TREE TRADITION HAS ANCIENT ORIGINS
King Tut never saw a Christmas tree, but he would have understood the tradition which traces back long before the first Christmas, says David Robson, Extension Educator, Horticulture with the Springfield Extension Center.
The Egyptians were part of a long line of cultures that treasured and worshipped evergreens. When the winter solstice arrive, they brought green date palm leaves into their homes to symbolize life’s triumph over death.
The Romans celebrated the winter solstice with a fest called Saturnalia in honor of Saturnus, the god of agriculture. They decorated their houses with greens and lights and exchanged gifts. They gave coins for prosperity, pastries for happiness, and lamps to light one’s journey through life.
Centuries ago in Great Britain, woods priests called Druids used evergreens during mysterious winter solstice rituals. The Druids used holly and mistletoe as symbols of eternal life, and place evergreen branches over doors to keep away evil spirits.
Late in the Middle Ages, Germans and Scandinavians placed evergreen trees inside their homes or just outside their doors to show their hope in the forthcoming spring. Our modern Christmas tree evolved from these early traditions.
Legend has it that Martin Luther began the tradition of decorating trees to celebrate Christmas. One crisp Christmas Eve, about the year 1500, he was walking through snow-covered woods and was struck by the beauty of a group of small evergreens. Their branches, dusted with snow, shimmered in the moonlight. When he got home, he set up a little fir tree indoors so he could share this story with his children. He decorated it with candles, which he lighted in honor of Christ’s birth.
The Christmas tree tradition most likely came to the United States with Hessian troops during the American Revolution, or with German immigrants to Pennsylvania and Ohio, adds Robson.
But the custom spread slowly. The Puritans banned Christmas in New England. Even as late as 1851, a Cleveland minister nearly lost his job because he allowed a tree in his church. Schools in Boston stayed open on Christmas Day through 1870, and sometimes expelled students who stayed home.
The Christmas tree market was born in 1851 when Catskill farmer Mark Carr hauled two ox sleds of evergreens into New York City and sold them all. By 1900, one in five American families had a Christmas tree, and 20 years later, the custom was nearly universal.
Christmas tree farms sprang up during the depression. Nurserymen couldn’t sell their evergreens for landscaping, so they cut them for Christmas trees. Cultivated trees were preferred because they have a more symmetrical shape then wild ones.
Six species account for about 90 percent of the nation’s Christmas tree trade. Scotch pine ranks first, comprising about 40 percent of the market, followed by Douglas fir which accounts for about 35 percent. The other big sellers are noble fir, white pine, balsam fir and white spruce.
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CHRISTMAS TREE HISTORY
Did a celebration around a Christmas tree on a bitter cold Christmas Eve at Trenton, New Jersey, turn the tide for Colonial forces in 1776? According to legend, Hessian mercenaries were so reminded of home by a candlelit evergreen tree that they abandoned their guardposts to eat, drink and be merry. Washington attacked that night and defeated them.
The Christmas tree has gone through a long process of development rich in many legends, says David Robson, Extension Educator, Horticulture, with the Springfield Extension Center.
Some historians trace the lighted Christmas tree to Martin Luther. He attached lighted candles to a small evergreen tree, trying to simulate the reflections of the starlit heaven — the heaven that looked down over Bethlehem on the first Christmas Eve.
Until about 1700, the use of Christmas trees appears to have been confined to the Rhine River District. From 1700 on, when lights were accepted as part of the decorations, the Christmas tree was well on its way to becoming a tradition in Germany. Then the tradition crossed the Atlantic with the Hessian soldiers.
Some people trace the origin of the Christmas tree to an earlier period. Even before the Christian era, trees and boughs were used for ceremonials. Egyptians, in celebrating the winter solstice — the shortest day of the year — brought green date palms into their homes as a symbol of “life triumphant over death”. When the Romans observed the feast of saturn, part of the ceremony was the raising of an evergreen bough. The early Scandinavians were said to have paid homage to the fir tree.
To the Druids, sprigs of evergreen holly in the house meant eternal life; while to the Norsemen, they symbolized the revival of the sun god Balder. To those inclined toward superstition, branches of evergreens placed over the door kept out witches, ghosts, evil spirits and the like.
This use does not mean that our Christmas tree custom evolved solely from paganism, any more than did some of the present-day use of sighed in various religious rituals.
Trees and branches can be made purposeful as well as symbolic. The Christmas tree is a symbol of a living Christmas spirit and brings into our lives a pleasant aroma of the forest. The fact that balsam fir twigs, more than any other evergreen twigs, resemble crosses may have had much to do with the early popularity of balsam fir used as Christmas trees.
(source:http://www.christmas-tree.com/where.html)The fir tree has a long association with Christianity, it began in Germany almost 1,000 years ago when St Boniface, who converted the German people to Christianity, was said to have come across a group of pagans worshipping an oak tree. In anger, St Boniface is said to have cut down the oak tree and ...