Friday, March 17, 2006

Vegan Diet Wins Again

Vegan lifestyle good for the heart, body, soul and mind By: Marianne Harris, guest columnist
So, you want to lose weight. You want to live healthier. You want fewer visits to the doctor. Normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Clear, unclogged arteries. Pain-free days and nights. A good night's sleep - good digestion - a sharp memory with good concentration. Sexual vitality. Well, stop looking in the pharmacy section. Start looking in your own kitchen. The answer is simple. Veganism.

Black Hebrew to serve as face of Israel at Eurovision

Black Hebrew to serve as face of Israel at Eurovision By NATHAN BURSTEIN
Television viewers around the country chose the son of Black Hebrew immigrants from Chicago as Israel's Eurovision song contest representative Wednesday night in Jerusalem. Click here to see complete article:

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

How much sugar do you consume?

How much sugar do you consume? by Dr. Baruch
Sugar is the most common substance that we consume. It is the simply themost abused food in the American diet.Thirty years ago our parents were telling us that sugar rots our teeth,and today we know that’s the least of the problems. No substance that we consume so readily is as addictive as sugar. We’ve all heard of diabetes and hypoglycemia. They are two common and serious disorders that are linked directly to sugar consumption and sugar metabolism. The list of sugar-abused disorders is longer than that: acne, tooth decay, impaired memory, obesity, elevated cholesterol levels, blurred vision, gingivitis, cardiovascular disease, and a host of mental and emotional disorders. Also, a diet high in sugar and low in fiber and essential fats encourages the development of colon cancer.Sugar is the most consumed and the least understood food that we have.The average American’s diet is full of sugar-laden fast foods and convenience foods. Most people consume their own weight in sugar in one year. So the average woman who weighs between 125-150 pounds is consuming between 125-150 pounds of sugar or more each year. Sugar in its many hidden forms is present in almost every processed food.Authorities in the field of nutrition have differing opinions on many things, but when it comes to sugar all agree that we consume far too much than our metabolism can handle. And we continue to do it day in and day out, year after year. And since the introduction of artificial sweeteners, Americans have gained weight. These sweeteners have been shown to increase weight when given to animals; they have undesirable brain chemicals. But there is a natural, herbal sweetener you can use - stevia. It is one that not many people know about. It comes from the green, leafy plantstevia. It is said to regulate blood sugar levels, and herbalists consider it an anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal agent. It is so concentrated that only a couple drops of it are equal to several teaspoons of sugar with none of the devastating side effects of sugar,and it actually has benefits.So to keep your glucose (blood sugar) level low, keep these things in mind. Reduce the amount of processed foods in your diet. Make the majority of your foods whole foods like whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables. Consuming foods with high levels of magnesium and potassium will help lower blood sugar levels as well. Your waist measurement should be less than 35 inches, and exercising or walking 30 minutes a day, 4 times a week will significantly reduce high blood sugar risk. For more info see Dr. Baruch at or (240) 417-4301

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Wild Weather Hit U.S.

Tornados and Fires Hit Midwest and Texas by Shmerah E. Keymah (KNN Reporter)
The National Weather Service said there were as many as 110 reported instances of tornadoes touching down over the weekend in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Illinois. But the weather service said it could take two weeks to confirm those accounts.

Massive wildfires raced across the dry southern plains early Monday, burning more than half a million acres in Texas, leaving at least seven people dead and injuring at least seven more. The fires scorched more than 663,000 acres more than 1,000 square miles or about two-thirds the size of Rhode Island far eclipsing the deadly wildfires that prompted Gov. Rick Perry to declare a statewide drought disaster in January. The earlier blaze charred more than 455,000 acres, destroyed more than 340 homes and killed three people.

Monday, March 13, 2006

In My Fathers House There Are Many Mansions

Government plans posh Negev neighborhoods by Ofer Petersburg
State plans to attract affluent people in Israel to posh neighborhoods built in the heart of nature reserves, which were abandoned but will be rehabilitated form project. A new government project to attract affluent people in Israel to move to the Negev is underway: Construction of luxury neighborhoods in the heart of nature reserves, which were abandoned but will be rehabilitated for this project, Israel’s leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reports.The Office of Development of the Galilee and the Negev, the Israel Land Administration, and the Jewish National Fund developed a project to attract affluent population from the center of Israel and from abroad to the Negev. The new residents will get an area of 1-2 dunam (0.25-0.5 acres) where they can built their dream mansion in new neighborhoods, which will be constructed in nature reserves in large areas in Arad, Beer Sheva, Dimona, Mitzpe Ramon, Ofakim, and Yeruham. Article taken fromYnetnews-Money Section.

Thoughts by Keymah-And just think, it was said, "If they say unto you, behold, he is in the desert (Negev); go not forth." Yah Khai!!!