Should We Be Concerned About Hormones In Beef?

Hormones in meat have been met with resistance and controversy.

Arguments on both sides of the issue have led to heated debate about the safety of hormones in use in factory farms.

In this article the author attempts to compare synthetic bovine growth hormone (RbST) with naturally occurring bovine (bST), hormone and hormones in plants and humans (HGH).

Felicia Stoler doesn’t acknowledge the slippery slope of problems created by the techniques of factory farming which lead to a torrent of ills.

The debate over whether to treat cattle with antibiotics is interesting – considering many of us would treat our pets with antibiotics if needed – why not livestock?

Antibiotics wouldn’t be necessary if cattle were fed grass instead of “feed” which contains corn, which cows can’t digest which causes bloat and extremely fast growth which leads to infections.

Artificially manipulating lactation for milk production also causes infection which demands antibiotic treatment, and this doesn’t even address the amount of puss from infection which is allowed into the food supply.

And, by the way, we don’t eat pets.

Tips For Dropping Your Winter Weight For Spring Break

Time to shake off the cold and get ready for fun in the sun.

Spring break is upon us and getting into a bikini should inspire anyone to shed the winter weight.

Here is just one of 5 great tips to quickly get your body bikini ready.

Cut liquid calories.
If you are trying to lose weight quickly, liquid calories — including sodas, juice, energy drinks, sweetened water, lattes and alcohol — may interfere.
Research shows that liquids are not as satisfying as solids and people do not eat less if they drink their calories. You don’t have to cut coffee completely, but have a splash of nonfat milk instead of a large latte. Sipping on green tea with a squeeze of fresh lemon is an even better idea, as studies show that the phytonutrients in green tea may help with fat burning, particularly during exercise.

Follow the link above for a menu plan of healthy meals for speedy weight loss.

Incidence Of Autism Higher Than In Past Decade

Rates of autism have risen from 1 in 100 children to 1 in 88.

April is Autism Awareness month and new figures released today in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shown higher than expected incidence of autism.

“One thing the data tells us with certainty — there are many children and families who need help,” said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC. “We must continue to track autism spectrum disorders because this is the information communities need to guide improvements in services to help children,” Frieden said.

Autism spectrum disorders are developmental disabilities that can cause language delays, impaired social and communication skills and repetitive behaviors. The group of disorders includes classic autism, as well as less severe forms of the condition, such as Asperger’s syndrome.

Increased awareness has led to more accurate diagnosis.

The earlier a correct diagnosis can be made the sooner intervention can begin.

Slim, Calm And Sexy!

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Did you ever wish that there were foods which could help you to become your slim, sexy and calm best?

Well, it looks like there are ways to achieve your goals through nature’s bounty.

Maintaining your body’s need for for vitamins, minerals and fiber you can help to balance your nutritional needs and end cravings and moods swings, as well.

More Reasons To Steer Clear Of BPAs

BPA has been found to be linked to obesity.

Bisphenol A is toxic and dangerous and so pervasive that it shows up in the urine of 93% of Americans over the age of 6 years.

The ubiquitous abundance of this organic compound is found in everything from the lining of cans to water bottles and a myriad of plastic products used by consumers everyday.

Aside from obesity concerns of BPA contamination include cancers and autoimmune diseases.

“During the development of the fetus, BPA exposure alters the development of stem cells,” vom Saal, a professor at the University of Missouri, said. “Think of it as tripping a switch in the DNA. BPA turns out to be a major factor in the number of fat cells that a person will have later in life.”

Critics label BPA an “endocrine disruptor” that acts like synthetic estrogen and link it to a wide range of ailments, including cancer. But its scientific defenders — as well as regulatory agencies in the United States, Australia, the European Union, Japan, and New Zealand — say there is no evidence that the minuscule exposure that consumers receive poses a health risk.

Although FDA approved the agency now recognizes “reason for concern” for the affects on fetuses and children.

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