High carbohydrate diets linked to dementia: Eat healthy fats, say experts

Want to reduce your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s? The latest studies show that the key to achieving that goal is simple: Eliminate carbohydrates such as sugar and grains and replace them with healthy fats, reported the Sacramento Bee on Feb. 21.

Spanish researchers evaluated the impact of diets on cognition, dividing study group participants ages 50 to 80 into three different groups:

  • One group ate a Mediterranean-style diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil
  • A second group followed a similar diet but supplement it with extra nuts rather than olive oil
  • The third group consumed a low fat diet with carbohydrates such as whole grains

The results after 6.5 years on these diets: Participants who ate the diet high in extra-virgin olive oil scored best on cognition tests, followed by those who ate nuts. The lowest scores came from those who avoided fat and ate grains.

Mediterranean diets traditionally include healthy fats such as nuts and olive oil, with total calorie intake from fats as high as 40 percent. Also included: Vegetables, fruits, nuts and legumes, with moderate to high consumption of fish and seafood and low consumption of dairy and meat. Processed grains are kept to a minimum.

What’s the link between this high fat diet and cognition? Studies show that such diets result in lower blood concentrations of inflammatory markers like C-reactive protein and reduced risk factors for vascular disease such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Both inflammation and vascular disease are known risk factors in dementia and cognitive decline.

Contrasted with such high fat, low carb diets, the standard American diet (SAD) poses risks in its high percentages of processed grains and sugars.

SAD menus result in elevated blood sugar and insulin resistance, causing glycation of proteins.Through this process, glucose molecules attach to proteins, and that’s been associated with reductions in cognitive function.

How Shapes and Colours Will Help Your Kid’s Growth

Colours for boys and girls living plus learning improvement. Shapes and colorations arouse much of our mental activity. The Universe is really a magnetic field involving positive and negative charges, consistently vibrating and generating electro-magnetic waves.

Every wave contains a different speed of vibration plus wavelength, Generating a electro magnetic sphere.
White light when looked at through a prism as well as water vapour divides into the colours of the spectrum.
Value of colour all through child advancement.

Different cycles of shifting colours alter our bodies and thought process at varied stages of existence. A child’s colour personal preferences can change in time.

Your youngster’s level of advancement in addition to age can change the colours they like as well as don’t like. A Report on people that have depressive disorder has shown us that the colours people today select to surround themselves with have got a great impression their health along with emotional well-being.

At age 2 to 8 years rounded forms and soft soft colours are said to be beneficial to nursery and bedroom’s, young children between 7 and 11 years more vivid colours in addition to shapes were introduced, and gentle greens and more mathematical designs from 10 years till teenage years, was found to be significantly less distracting to the psychological focus of every level of improvement. Colour and the growth and development of toddlers. Infant nurseries are best suitable to creams and gentle colour tones such as pinks along with creams, that will radiate tranquil and friendliness and therefore are psychologically comforting and motivating. Filling up empty locations inside a Infant’s living space with the proper colours together with designs can significantly improve the Baby’s advancement all through the various phases of growth. A Kids emotional as well as mental growth can be drastically improved by using Wall Stickers and Decals.- Lila Dragun – Australian National University

A Child environment has a substantial influence on their mood and behavior, altering an empty wall with wall stickers stimulate the mind to a more significant level. Wall decal encourages children to use their imagination and helps them to recognise colours, shapes and objects. It can assist with learning and development, Enhancing your baby’s capacity to learn and absorb information. The first years of a Child’s life is spent in their bed room and their bedroom surrounding equals a high percent of their visual awareness, therefore it is very important to make a vibrant and interesting home or nursery they are going to associate as a enjoyable and safe place. The more positive the environment gets, the better they are going to sleep. Babies have been found to relax in a place for a longer time when it is filled with more stimulative visual tones.

‘Bachelor’ star Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell: ‘It’s all over’

“Bachelor” star Juan Pablo knows what he wants and he only has four ladies left. They are headed into hometown dates and ABC has been promoting a dramatic couple of episodes. If that wasn’t enough, former “Bachelor” stars, including Desiree Hartsock, Jason Mesnick and his wife, Molly Mesnick, are convinced that the season is practically done. According to a new Wetpaint Entertainment report published on Feb. 22, “Bachelor” star Juan Pablo’s season is practically over because he has already introduced Nikki to his daughter, Camila.

Molly and Jason invited Desiree to speak about the show on their Podcast show and it sounds like she thought it was unfair for Juan to introduce Nikki Ferrell to his daughter, Camila. Of course, he probably did it because Nikki is a front runner, but Desiree thought he should have waited.

“It’s almost like it’s all over because, if he chose one person to introduce to his family, [that’s who he’ll pick],” Desiree has said about the previous episode of the show. “He would not have introduced her unless he liked her a lot,” Des continues, adding, “I think it’s a little unfair [to the remaining women].” Emily Maynard did the same thing with Ricki, as Jef Holm met her before the others.

Do you think it was wrong for him to take that step with one woman?

‘The Bachelor’ 2014 spoilers: Juan Pablo leaked ending? Winner not significant

“The Bachelor” 2014 spoilers have been given out by Juan Pablo himself judging by all of his actions and ABC has got to be miffed by them.

As Lalate pointed out in a Feb. 24 report, Reality Steve has backed up suspicions that Juan Pablo and winner Nikki Ferrell split up. Juan Pablo has been seen out at basketball games and pictured with other women…especially Mayra Veronica.

“Hey, another week, another tabloid story of Juan Pablo [flirting] out at a Clipper game in LA. Does it mean that he did? Of course not. But it certainly doesn’t help any image he’s trying to portray,” Reality Steve said.

It is hard to believe that Nikki Ferrell would be alright with her man going around getting photographed with other women while the two of them must hide their relationship from public view until “The Bachelor” finale. At the beginning of the season Reality Steve noted that Juan Pablo is not the brightest bachelor ABC chose as their lead for the show. This seems right on the money given the stupid comments Juan Pablo made about homosexuals a few months ago and flaunting his flirtatious, single lifestyle — giving the signal he has no intention of settling down. Could it be a ploy and a way to throw “Bachelor” fains off? Possibly, but not likely at all.

If ABC wanted Juan Pablo to bring an element of suspense to this season of the show, they were severely let down.

“After the Final Rose” broadcast will be interesting to say the least following “The Bachelor” 2014 finale.

School History Trips to Explore Washington DC

School history trips to Washington DC take students to the centre of contemporary US power: the seat of the US President in the White House. It is also a city marked by its nation’s recent events, and, as such, is an excellent destination for students seeking to understand the role of the United States of America in the age after European colonialism. The National Museum of American History, the Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, the Arlington National Cemetery and many other sites provide a full and fascinating itinerary for students.

The National Museum of American History

Belonging to the Smithsonian Institute of nineteen museums, nine research centres and a zoo in Washington DC and New York City, this museum in Washington DC is one of the foremost institutions in which students can learn about recent events in the US. Its collections encompass numerous facets of the nation’s cultural heritage, including: nearly forty prints from three government survey missions to the American West in the 19th century; Chinese American clothes from the Virginia Lee Mead Collection that provide insights into the cultural lives of Chinese immigrants; a sampling of objects that illuminate the huge Mexican presence in the US; objects relating to women mathematicians in the late 19th century, and much more. Students on school history trips to Washington DC could spend days examining the museum’s collections. It also houses special exhibits on specific items or groups of items pertaining to US cultural heritage.

Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site

The Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site preserves Ford’s Theatre and the Petersen House in Washington DC, the two sites where the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 played out. On 14 April 1865, President Lincoln and his wife watched a performance of Our American Cousin at the theatre, during which John Wilkes Booth entered their box and shot him. The gravely injured President was carried across the road to the Petersen House, where he died the next morning. While visiting Washington DC on school history trips, students can experience these seminal events and see items associated with the assassination, including the Derringer pistol used by Booth and the coat President Lincoln was wearing on the night.

Arlington National Cemetery

The Arlington National Cemetery is a vast military cemetery where soldiers who took part in the nation’s many conflicts have been buried. It was established during the American Civil War, and saw burials from that war as well as casualties and veterans from all of the wars since, up to the current War on Terror. It is an arresting reminder for students on school history trips that the recent events in the US have been shaped by a high number of wars.

Wing Lee Street – An Image of the Past

The attractive Wing Lee Street provides a glimpse into Hongkong as it existed many years ago. This fascinating enclave contains many tenement buildings which once housed a harmonious and closely knit community.

The cosmopolitan city of Hongkong offers many interesting experiences for the visitor. In addition to modern malls and varied shopping opportunities the city also offers interesting places to visit, such as historically and culturally significant districts.

One of these captivating areas is the well-known Wing Lee Street. This lane is not an imposing site and it is not a modern showpiece. In contrast it presents an intriguing glimpse of the city as it existed many decades ago before the advent of modernity. The tenement style buildings known as tong Laus which are found here are unlike others found anywhere in the city as they are constructed in sets of clusters on a common terrace. This style of construction is not to be seen in other parts of Hongkong.

In recent years Wing Lee Street has come into the international limelight as it was featured in the well-known motion picture ‘Echoes of the Rainbow’. This memorable film which starred Simon Yam gave Hongkong its first prestigious Crystal Bear prize at Berlin’s well recognized international movie festival. In fact the creators of this film have called for the preservation of this unique urban environment.

Additionally this fascinating film has made many of its viewers actually visit the street, captivated by its historical and cultural legacy. The quaint residential buildings evoke images of an era when its residents were a closely knit interlinked community which lived in harmony and shared each others’ joys and sorrows.

Interestingly many of the local businesses were printing shops as many printers moved their businesses to this part of the city. Even today you will find a few such businesses still in operation. Some of the local buildings have been renovated but have not been transformed into shops or restaurants. You will also find an interesting information centre which displays photographs of the original buildings as they once existed. With so much to see and admire a visit to Wing Lee Street will always be enthralling.

If you are visiting the city and are interested in a 4 star hotel Hongkong an outstanding choice would be the Cosmo Hotel. This Hongkong boutique hotel offers attractive interiors and gracious hospitality.

Bigfoot killed: Mythical monster found dead? Rick Dyer hoax fools using photo

Has Bigfoot been killed by none other than mythical monster hunter Rick Dyer? A new report from Dyer asserts that the man has indeed found the real Bigfoot this time, and that he’s been shot dead. eCanadaNow News reports this Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, that the massive hoax allegedly fooled quite a bit of people after Dyer posted some seemingly convincing photos to social media sites, and has since been taking the hairy corpse on “tour” for others to see.

Talk of Bigfoot killed had hopefuls of the mythical monster’s existence raving this week. Enthusiasts of Bigfoot are likely familiar with the name of Rick Dyer, who is a self-expressed fan and searcher of the creature. He garnered himself international fame back in 2008 after claiming that a lifelike gorilla suit he’d recently bought and filled was in fact the dead monster. During this 2014 find, however, Dyer swears that he has found the real Bigfoot, and — via photographic evidence — he’s dead and in his possession.

Of course, many people are understandably wary that this is just another hoax. The Rick Dyer Bigfoot killed news hit headlines after the aficionado claimed that he was able to shot and slay the 800 pound creature after drawing him out from the wild using only Wal-mart ribs. He added that he now has gathered both DNA proof and actual body scans that will verify to all the mythical monster nonbelievers that he has indeed discovered Bigfoot and taken the shaggy body for his own.

At this time, however, Dyer hasn’t actually shown any of this alleged evidence or DNA verifications, and as such the world remains very skeptical of this potential hoax. At this time, it appears that Dyer hopes for people — his fans or not — to determine whether they think having Bigfoot killed could be the real deal. Now, Dyer is out on a tour carrying the massive body in a literal glass coffin, and is hoping for people to come forward and look at his alleged discovery.

Quite a few people believe that Rick Dyer must have found the real Bigfoot, as they are willing to pay a full $20 to just get a look at this mythical monster. Some shows are even selling out before all fans can pay for a ticket to see the killed creature. Not everyone, however, is convinced.

‘I’m not convinced,’ said Mario Lopez, after taking a look with his wife Julia and their three children. ‘I believe the Roger Patterson footage is authentic because you can see the muscles and everything on there, but this one was kind of different. But he did mention that after the autopsy the body kind of changes,’ he said to a local news source.

Another visitor said the photos drew her in, and glimpsing the embalmed Bigfoot up close is an unbelievable sight.

Dr. Oz: Fenugreek fights diabetes; eat fat-burning snacks for weight loss

If you’re concerned about diabetes, you know that blood sugar spikes can be serious. On his Feb. 21 talk show, Dr. Mehmet Oz revealed how fenugreek can stabilize blood sugar and fight diabetes. Plus: Discover new Oz-approved fat-burning snacks to accelerate your weight loss.

Fenugreek slows down your body’s digestion of carbohydrates while decreasing the absorption of glucose. As a result, it can help to control your blood sugar while battling diabetes, says Dr. Oz.

How to use: Add the seeds as a spice to meals. It’s particularly good in vegetable dishes or soups. Dr. Oz recommends one tablespoon a day.

Where to find: Look in the grocery store or online, such as Starwest Botanicals Organic Fenugreek Seed.

Also featured on the same episode, Dr. Oz dished up his new weight loss discoveries: Snacks that actually boost your body’s ability to burn fat.

Dr. Oz recommends:

  • Use figs as snacks to reduce your hunger and burn fat faster. Tip: Look for brands without added sugar and chemicals, such as Indus Organic Turkish Jumbo Dried Figs (click for details).
  • Licorice root blocks an enzyme that plays a role in fat accumulation and helps control cravings. You can also find it in tea form, such as Yogi Egyptian Licorice Tea.
  • Protein-packed pistachios help you stay full, reducing your cravings. Tip: If you have a problem with portion control, look for mini bags, such as 130-calorie bags of Wonderful Pistachios.
  • Hydrating watermelon supports your metabolism. Try one cup in a smoothie to lose weight more easily.
  • High in polyunsaturated fats, pine nuts make your body burn calories faster. Dr. Oz suggests two tablespoons three times a week. Look for pine nuts in health food stores or online, such as Good Sense Pine nuts.
  • Make snacks that use beans, which have soluble fiber and reduce fattening inflammation. Try the recipe below as an example.

Midnight Brownies

This recipe was created by Kim, a guest of “The Dr. Oz Show” who lost more than 200 pounds. The secret ingredient: black beans. Kim authored a book about how she lost the weight: “Finally Thin!: How I Lost More Than 200 Pounds and Kept Them Off–and How You Can, Too” (click for details).

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup agave syrup
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp mini semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 8×8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a food processor, mix all brownie ingredients (except chips) together. Chop on high, until smooth. Clean off sides and blend for another 20 seconds. Add the chips and stir well. Spread into the 8×8 baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for about 1 hour at room temperature.

Frosting
Ingredients

  • 6 oz. fat-free cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp semisweet mini chocolate chips, melted

Directions

With a whisk attachment on an electric beater, blend all ingredients until light and fluffy. Spread evenly over the top of the cooled brownies. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the 2 tbsp of chips with a 2-second spray of nonstick cooking oil. Using a spoon, swirl the chocolate on top. Allow it to set in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy.

How Prosperous Is Starting a Travels Agency in Kolkata

Time has gone when Bengalis were afraid of taking risks. People outside Bengal used to make fund of Bengalis by saying that Bengali people afraid of staring any new business venture. May be it was true to some extent two hundred years back, but certainly not now. There are so many instances of successful Bengali businessmen, who have outshined many international industrialists. Business is a growing facet of interest of millions of flourishing businessmen in Bengal. Many of them may have started with small ventures, but dream to be big one day.

If you have been looking for a prosperous business opportunity lately, starting a traveling agency makes an ideal business proposition for you. Bengalis by nature are travel lovers. Moreover, there is a growing fashion of foreign vacations nowadays. Many middle class Bengali people show interest traveling abroad, as international tour packages have come handy recently. Some popular holidaymakers even offer for payments on installments making it much easier for many people to travel wherever they like. Considering all of these facilitating factors, demand of the travel agents has gone high unprecedentedly in the recent years.

Any business in the world requires knowledge and patience. Whatever may be your product or service, you must be the one, who knows everything about it. Starting up a business without having adequate knowledge on your product increases the chance of failure in future. Therefore, if you plan to initiate a travel agency business, you must develop knowledge on how these agencies work. At the same time, you need to update yourself on various holiday destinations and other facts details that are inseparably related with any travel around the world. You would of course earn an extra advantage, when you grow the power of convincing your prospective clients by means of your knowledge.

In addition to adequate knowledge about the product or service, it is equally important to comply with the necessary norms and regulations for starting up a business. For being an established travel agent, you need to acquire required licenses and permits from the state government and local Municipal Corporation. It would be extra good if you are able to obtain certificates from the tourism departments of different states. Different tourism departments like J& K, Kerala, Orissa, and Madhya Pradesh have certified many of the leading tour operators in Kolkata. This gives them an additional recognition that the agents are reliable and certified by the administration of any government. However, this requires time and performance.

The next important task when opening a travels agency in Kolkata is to build a client base. It is always wise to start with people whom you know well. Ask your friends and relatives at the beginning, and give them a clear picture how you plan to organize the tour. It will not only give you the confidence to start but also will increase your reputation as a tour operator everywhere. In this case, you need to arrange everything including hotel booking in Kolkata to sightseeing, transfers, and food.

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