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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 ...
Great Photos – Winner of 2010 National Geographic Photography Contest
16,000 photographs submitted from 130 countries entered
National Geographic Photographs Contest 2010.
Some favourites were extracted for publishing. Scroll down to view the winning photograph.
Unexpected danger in Kanana Camp, Botswana
Snow Weasel, Minnesota USA
Oia Santorini, Greece
Piraputanga fish in Sucuri river, Brazil
The Louvre, Paris
The Pyramids, Egypt
Al-Saleh Mosque, Yemen
Thunderstorm in Montana, USA
A lightning bolt strikes the antenna of The Center building in Central, Hong Kong
River Bank in Zhenyuan, Guizhou Province, China
Herring Gull with Guillemot Chick
Heavy load – little fly on a small white flower
Great Blue Heron with fish
Suradita Village, West Java, Indonesia – children playing with their roosters
Peyto Lake, Alberta, Canada
Mount Everest climber
Feeding Koi fish at Windows of the World, Shenzhen, China
Bee, purple flower
the Angolan Plateau
Buddhist Monastery of Ki, Himalayas
Grand Prize Winner of 2010 National Geographic Contest
Eruption of Gunung Rinjani, an active volcano in Indonesia
Winning photo taken by Aaron Lim Boon Teck of Singapore
Contest judge Joel Sartore said, “This image best represented the craft of photography.
(contributed by: Mohan Rao on 28.02.2012)Great Photos – Winner of 2010 National Geographic Photography Contest 16,000 photographs submitted from 130 countries entered National Geographic Photographs Contest 2010. Some favourites were extracted for publishing. Scroll down to view the winning photograph. Unexpected danger in Kanana Camp, Botswana Snow Weasel, Minnesota USA Oia Santorini, Greece Piraputanga fish in Sucuri river, Brazil The Louvre, Paris The Pyramids, Egypt Al-Saleh Mosque, Yemen Praying Mantis Thunderstorm ...
It is very important that you drink a huge amount of water. Not coke, not sprite, not root beer. Only water. 70 per cent of human body is filled with water. As water goes through your system, it washes off all the old stuff that had been stuck on your organs, and that is already a lot of weight. I know it is hard to believe, but that is scientifically proven to be true. And those remains stuck on the wall of your organs impedes the process of good digestion, and more and more food gets stuck there, and your organs are no longer active, which makes your metabolism run very slow.
Make small goals. It is easy to dream about a slender body and make that your goal. This goal does however often end in disappointment. It is better to make many small goals on the way. This way it is easier to reach your goals and you feel that you are making progress which makes it easier to stick to a diet.
Keep a chart of some kind or a food journal so that you can track your progress to that special day. At the very least, mark the days down on your calendar. Visuals can be very motivating!
When eating remember to eat “naturally from the earth”, the less processed the food is the better.
What this means is eat healthy carbohydrates such as brown rice or potatoes, rather than pizza.
With fat it’s the same unstaturated rather than saturated fats. When consuming proteins make sure its lean protein.
Take inventory of the foods that you eat now and choose lower fat versions. Switch from whole milk to 2% or skim, use low fat cheese and try whole wheat low fat crackers. Even these small changes in the way that you eat can make a big difference. Starving yourself while doing some exercises may get you to lose weight but will be temporarily as you have not implemented and goals for a successful path for achieving the weight you desire. Below are some simple weight loss tips that will get you to your goal weight. By simple I mean the concept is extremely easy to grasp but the difficulty is our own selves. These Weight Loss Tips will get you to where you want you just have to apply some effort.
Eating more smaller meals a day is a way for you to keep your metabolism rate high for the whole day. A metabolism rate will help your body will burn fat faster and help you lose your stomach fat. This is like calorie shifting, which confuses the metabolism rate, allowing you to control fat burning hormones.
Author is an online researcher on natural weight loss. Nutritionist.
(contributed by user caizecong on 21.05.2011)It is very important that you drink a huge amount of water. Not coke, not sprite, not root beer. Only water. 70 per cent of human body is filled with water. As water goes through your system, it washes off all the old stuff that had been stuck on your organs, and that is already ...
- Reality of Life in our Country(contributed by amohanrao on Jan 25, 2011)
* Most ‘First Class’ students get technical seats, some become Doctors and some Engineers. * The ‘Second Class’ pass, pass MBA, become Administrators and control the ‘First Class’.* The ‘Third Class’ pass, enter politics and become Ministers and control both.* Last, but not the least, The ‘Failures’ join the underworld and control all the above.
They’re Back! Those Wonderful English Church Bulletins!
Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services (Summer, 2008 Release).
The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
The sermon this morning: ‘Jesus Walks on Water.’ The sermon tonight: ‘Searching for Jesus.’
Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled due to a conflict.
Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say ‘Hell’ to someone who doesn’t care much about you.
Don’t let worry kill you off – let the Church help.
Miss Charlene Mason sang ‘I will not pass this way again,’ giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
The Rector will preach his farewell message after which the choir will sing: ‘Break Forth Into Joy.’
Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.
At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be ‘What Is Hell?’ Come early and listen to our choir practice.
Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
Scouts are saving aluminium cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM – prayer and medication to follow.
The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. is done.
The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.
(contributed by: Mohan Rao on 02.11.2011)