Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sugar in Grapefruit

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Sugar In Grapefruit. While eating any fruit generally qualifies as a nutrition win, grapefruit scores even higher because it has only about 6 grams of sugar per 100 gram serving.

Asher Laub‘s insight:

Grapefruit is a low sugar fruit option.  Grapes are high, but still offer a lot of benefits.

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WATCH: The Secret To Superpower Memory

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Here’s the thing: Despite being U.S. memory champions, Kolli, Dellis, and I occasionally misplace our car keys, just like everyone else. We don’t actually have great memories.

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Israelis get kosher cigarettes for Passover

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JERUSALEM– Observant Jews in Israel craving a smoke during the week-long Passover holiday that starts at sundown Monday can now enjoy a rabbi-approved puff.

 

It’s the first time cigarettes have joined the long list of goods stringently checked to ensure they comply with Passover rules on what items are allowed, or kosher for the holiday — meaning they have not come in contact with grains or other forbidden ingredients.

 

 The stamp of approval came from the Beit Yosef private rabbinic group, which certifies foods as compliant with Jewish dietary restrictions. Last month, Beit Yosef approved three local cigarette brands for smoking during Passover. The chief rabbinate in Israel, however, disapproved of the measure, saying cigarettes are life-threatening and should not be approved by rabbis.

 

“Poison is not kosher. For all days of the year, not just Passover,” said the chief rabbinate’s spokesman Ziv Maor.

 

But Rabbi Igal Ben Ezra, Beit Yosef’s chief supervisor, said the certification was meant for Israeli smokers who only buy products marked as “kosher for Passover” and who might be concerned about buying cigarettes without such a label. It’s “mostly for people who have doubts on this subject,” said Ben Ezra.

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Why Seniors Are Readmitted To The Hospital So Often

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(Photo credit: Wikipedia) Seniors continue to be readmitted to the hospital too frequently. But when it comes to explaining why, patients and providers are on Mars and Venus. The patients blame doctors and nurses.

Asher Laub‘s insight:

Patients blame doctors/nurses, but for the wrong reasons…they need to be educated about how to maintain their own health in order to not be readmitted.

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New CDC App Turns You into a Disease Outbreak Detective – Forbes

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image credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a free app for the iPad called “Solve the Outbreak.” The app allows users to become an Epidemic Intelligence Service agent and examine…

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Background of BBS and CFT :: The Gillespie Approach (King of Prussia, PA)

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Background of BBT and CFT Are you the type of person who wants excellent health for yourself and your loved ones?

Asher Laub‘s insight:

An innovative osteopathic approach to headaches, focusing difficulties, general health, etc.. for babies that does not require drugs for a change.

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Lost Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain

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A study showed that participants consumed more calories and were an average of two pounds heavier after one week of sleeping only about five hours a day.

Asher Laub‘s insight:

Go to sleep early. Eat big breakfasts, smaller dinners. 

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Quercetin – In-Depth Scientific Supplement Information

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Quercetin is the most well researched of all [bioflavonoids]. It is not actually that good of a supplement on its own, but is an interesting research topic.

Asher Laub‘s insight:

A powerful supplement found in apple skin and pineapple

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After a Stroke, a Scientist Studies Herself : NPR

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Neurological researcher Jill Bolte Taylor suffered a stroke 12 years ago. While the damage caused by a stroke is often devastating, Taylor was able to make a complete recovery after becoming her own experimental subject.

Asher Laub‘s insight:

One of the insights here is that at any given moment, the right part of the brain is "present" evoking those (those "blue sky" thoughts) but is often ecclipsed, by the left brain hemisphere which is focused on more linear, logical type thinking which may incorporate both past and future. This prevents one from being "present" in the moment. The left hemisphere, are those "clouds" that may prevent one from seeing the "blue sky", which is always there in plain sight. Pretty fascinating insight! 

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Beyond Paleo: Food fascism and the 80/20 rule

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Food fascism and the 80/20 rule Over the past few months I’ve been writing a lot (here on the blog, and on my Facebook page1) about the benefits of a Paleo diet.

Asher Laub‘s insight:

Diet manifesto pretty much sums it up. We hear this all the time but don’t integrate it properly b/c we don’t the health ramifications…we just assume health issues are genetic b/c that’s what we are fed.

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