Saturday, September 13, 2008

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The Importance of Chewing your Food

Digestion starts from the moment you place your food in your mouth
By Shmerah E. Keymah R.N.

Science has recently been reviewing the facts about chewing your food and there are some interesting reasons why you should take your time over dinner.

Digestion starts from the moment you place your food in your mouth. Your saliva produces an enzyme called amylase. All the simple starches in your food are broken down by this enzyme and carried into the bloodstream directly through the flesh in your mouth. The more you chew your food, the more completely this digestive process takes place. Chewing also cleans your food before it hits your stomach - saliva is antibacterial.

Chewing sends messages to your stomach about the nature and amount of food that is about to be digested.

If the stomach acids are not working sufficiently - which is often the case in those following a western-styled diet and gobbling it hastily on the run - food can remain in undigested clumps and move into the intestines where it rots and festers away, creating ill health.

According to university studies, chewing stimulates the endocrine system, keeping your hormones in balance for a happier, younger-looking you. In particular, the parotid glands just under your cheekbones release a cell-rejuvenating substance.

The more you chew, the more oxygen is sent to the brain. Scientists have also discovered that munching is magnificent for the memory. It may help keep dementia in the elderly at bay. It seems that the more you chew, the more short-term memory cells you develop. When people get older, they lose their teeth and start eating mushy foods. The short-term memory may be compromised because of this simple change in diet and behaviour.

So when is enough enough? How do you know when you've munched to the max? Advice from different health care practitioners varies from 32 to 100 chews.

Munch away!!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Texas Prepares for a Gigantic Hurricane Ike

Gigantic Hurricane Ike takes aim at the Houston area
Associated Press Writer

Cars and trucks streamed inland and chemical companies buttoned up their plants Thursday as a gigantic Hurricane Ike took aim at the heart of the U.S. refining industry and threatened to send a wall of water crashing toward Houston.

Nearly 1 million people along the Texas coast were ordered to evacuate ahead of the storm, which was expected to strike late Friday or early Saturday. But in a calculated risk aimed at avoiding total gridlock, authorities told most people in the nation's fourth-largest city to just hunker down.

Ike was steering almost directly for Houston, where gleaming skyscrapers, the nation's biggest refinery and NASA's Johnson Space Center lie in areas vulnerable to wind and floodwaters. Forecasters said the storm was likely to come ashore as a Category 3, with winds up to 130 mph.

See: Texas Prepares for a Gigantic Hurricane Ike

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

In Search of the "Big Bang"

First protons fired at largest particle collider
Associated Press

GENEVA: Scientists have fired the first protons into a 27-kilometer (17-mile) tunnel at the world's largest particle collider in science's next great step to understand the makeup of the universe.

Project leader Lyn Evans gave the order to send the protons into the US$3.8 billion Large Hadron Collider below the Swiss-French border early Wednesday.

Scientists hope it will provide the necessary power to smash the components of atoms so that they can see how they are made.

The startup has been eagerly awaited by 9,000 physicists around the world who will conduct experiments here.

Some skeptics have said they fear the collisions of protons could eventually imperil Earth.

See: Largest particle collider conducts successful test

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Exercise 'tackles flawed memory'

Exercise may help improve mental performance in adults with mild memory problems, research suggests
BBC News

A University of Melbourne team tested the impact of a home-based physical activity programme on 138 volunteers aged 50 and over with memory problems.

Those who took part showed a modest improvement in cognitive function compared to those who did not.

The Journal of the American Medical Association study suggests exercise may help ward off severe mental decline.

Exercise is known to help keep the cardiovascular system healthy, and may help boost cognitive function by boosting blood supply to the brain.

Writing in the journal, the researchers said: "Unlike medication, which was found to have no significant effect on mild cognitive impairment at 36 months, physical activity has the advantage of health benefits that are not confined to cognitive function alone, as suggested by findings on depression, quality of life, falls, cardiovascular function, and disability."