Zika Virus
Diseases and Conditions

A Comprehensive Guide to Zika Virus: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Zika Mosquitoes

Zika Mosquitoes

Zika is one of the members of the flavivirus group of viruses. The other includes dengue, West Nile, yellow fever and the tick-borne encephalitis viruses. It is transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes but unlike dengue fever, it causes milder signs and symptoms with the infection lasting for about a week. Since the mosquito carrying this virus is found worldwide, the risk of Zika virus infection is real and can occur in any part of the world under favorable circumstances.

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Celebrity Weight Loss

Kim Kardashian Weight Loss: Wears ‘Savage’ Bike Shorts

Kim Kardashian Weight Loss Savage Bike Shorts

Kim Kardashian Weight Loss: Wearing Savage Bike Shorts

35-year old Kim Kardashian is at it again with one of her many weight loss attempts to slim down and show less curves, even though that is what she is most known for.

In the recent photo above, Kim showed her slimmer figure, albeit still with some notable curves in shorts with “savage” written on the side, and according to many reports may be part of her Kimoji Merch collection.

She looked very svelte in her shorts and top look while walking into Thousand Oaks Studio to film scenes for “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”

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Music Superstar Prince Dead at 57

Prince Dead at 57

Prince Dead at 57

According to AP, pop music superstar Prince died Thursday at the age of 57, at his Paisley Park estate in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. As of now his cause of death has not been released, but should be forthcoming.

According to the DailyMail, music legend Prince, whose full name is Prince Rogers Nelson, was rushed to the hospital from a private plane with “severe flu” about six days before his death.

It also reported that paramedics were called out to the music icon’s Paisley Park estate at 9.43am and Carver County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that there had been a fatality.

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News Wrap-Up

Health News Wrap-Up: April 1, 2016

health-news-wrap-upOn Fridays, we will be doing a health wrap up of what has been happening during the week. Here is this week Health News.

Obesity Rates Will Become Global and Rapidly Increase by 2025

Over one in eight adults are now obese — a ratio that has more than doubled since 1975 and will swell to one in five by 2025, a major survey reported Friday.

Of about five billion adults alive in 2014, 641 million were obese, the data showed — and projected the number will balloon past 1.1 billion in just nine years.

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Green Eating & Living

How Do Milk Alternatives Measure Up?

Milk Alternatives

Milk Alternatives

Cow’s milk is an excellent source of calcium, a nutrient you need for strong bones. Not a big milk drinker? Non-dairy milks are a good choice if you have dairy allergies, lactose intolerance or a vegan diet. Even if you don’t have a special reason, you might enjoy the taste of soy and other nondairy milks made from nuts, grains or seeds.

Look closely at the carton before you buy. Choose milk substitutes that are fortified with calcium and essential vitamins. Also select unsweetened milks instead of sweetened and flavored milks. Sweetened milk beverages are loaded with added sugar and calories.

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Molten Ecstatic Beings Smoothie Recipe

Ho Shou Wu

Ho Shou Wu

WHAT IS HO SHOU WU?

Ho Shou Wu, or Fo-Ti, is a much honored herb that has been known in Asia for centuries for it’s longevity and beneficial rejuvenating effects. Highly prized in China as an adaptogenic herb, Ho Shou Wu possesses properties similar to ginseng and increases strength in the liver, kidneys, bones, and muscles. It is known to calm the nervous system and clear the eyes. A member of the buckwheat family, ho shou wu contains bioflavonoid-like compounds that help protect and maintain blood vessel health. You can find this remarkable herb in health food stores everywhere.

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Malted Greens Smoothie Recipe

Red Chard

Red Chard

WHAT IS RED CHARD?

Red chard is a member of the Swiss chard family. The red refers to the color of the stem. Chard has a mild, slightly
sweet flavor, and is excellent for juicing and for light cooking. Like spinach, uncooked chard contains oxalic acid,
which binds with calcium and can diminish the absorption of calcium in our bodies. Red chard can be replaced with
any chard, beet greens, or spinach.

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Health News Wrap-Up: March 18, 2016

Health News Wrap up

On Fridays, we will be doing a health wrap up of what has been happening during the week. Here is this week Health News.

Research Finds Little Proof That Sit-Stand Desks Make You Healthier

Too much sitting increases heart failure risk and disability risk, and shortens life expectancy, studies have found. But according to an analysis published Wednesday of 20 of the best studies done so far, there’s little evidence that workplace interventions like the sit-stand desk or even the flashier pedaling or treadmill desks will help you burn lots more calories, or prevent or reverse the harm of sitting for hours on end.

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Key of “C” Smoothie Recipe

Lettuce

Lettuce

WHAT IS MINER’S LETTUCE?

Miner’s Lettuce got it’s name from the California Gold Rush miners who ate it to prevent scurvy. It is a common fleshy green leafy plant native to the western mountain and coastal regions of North America. Replace with chickweed or romaine lettuce.

WHAT IS A STRAWBERRY PAPAYA?

Strawberry papayas are basically papayas with reddish orange to strawberry-pink colored flesh. As papayas go, the strawberry-flesh papayas are known as especially sweet and delicious. If you can’t find strawberry papayas, substitute with normal papayas.

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Immune Strengthener Smoothie Recipe

Soaking Raw Nuts

Soaking Raw Nuts

Soaking Nuts!

The phytates and enzyme inhibitors that make nuts and seeds so tricky to digest can be easily neutralized by soaking in salt water and low temperature dehydrating. The combination of minerals and heat works to break down irritating compounds, while preserving the beneficial fats and proteins. Many traditional cultures intuitively practiced these preparation methods using seawater and the sun, and passed this knowledge down through generations. The tools and techniques of modern science have unabled us to see in an even more detailed way, just how profoundly soaking increases the bioavailability of important nutrients (notably the treasured B vitamins) and activates helpful enzymes that increase nutrient absorption. Unfortunately, this tedious process is cumbersome and costly for large-scale manufacturers, and has been largely lost amidst the packaged convenience foods available today.

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Green Grasshopper Smoothie Recipe

Stevia Plant

Stevia Plant

What is Stevia?

Stevia Rebaudiana is an herb in the Chrysanthemum family which grows wild as a small shrub in parts of South America, but it is also cultivated in several other countries. It is completely non-toxic and has been consumed safely for the past twenty years. The plant gets its sweetness from the leaves, and in its crude form is said to be 10-15 times sweeter than table sugar. The aftertaste is slightly bitter, however. Not only is stevia a good replacement for refined sugar, but it has none of the harmful effects that the latter does—It has virtually zero calories and does not raise blood sugar levels. If you don’t have your own plants growing, you can find stevia extract or powdered stevia in most health food stores. Avoid processed stevia powders that have been whitened with bleach. Natural sweeteners like raw honey are good replacements.

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