For most of my childhood, the only place I had encountered unglazed earthen pots was in the garden. Then one day, when I was 12, my parents ordered Biryani from this new restaurant that had set our locality abuzz. An earthen pot showed up with a saucer tightly affixed to the top by hardened dough that ran over the entire rim. What magic was this? My mother ceremoniously put a knife to the dough to slice through the seal and a heady aroma of cardamom, saffron, basmati rice and lamb filled the room, as if the Biryani had been cooked, right there, in my dining room. From the earthen pot came succulent tender pieces of meat swaddled in such flavor, and perfect fluffy grains of rice, each a microcosm of everything flavorful that had gone into the biryani. (Slash your cholesterol, burn stubborn belly fat, solve your insomnia, and more—naturally!—with Rodale's Eat For Extraordinary Health & Healing!)It was such an intense experience that it spurred an obsessive … [Read more...] about 5 Surprising Health Benefits Of Cooking In Clay Pots
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Stan Jones could have used a supplement guide like this one. In 1999, Jones, then a Libertarian candidate for a U.S. Senate seat from Montana, began taking colloidal silver. He feared that Y2K would result in a shortage of antibiotics, and he'd apparently heard that colloidal silver has antibacterial and immunity-boosting properties. What he didn't hear was that it also has a possible (and permanent) side effect called argyria. Today, Stan Jones has blue skin. __________________________________________RELATED CONTENTDownload: Your 8-page guide to The Best__________________________________________ The lesson: Supplements are serious medicine, and how smart you are about what you swallow will largely determine whether you end up healed or hurt. Or a different hue. But where do you go for that knowledge? To an expert like me. As a professor of pharmacotherapy at Washington State University and the answer man for Men's Health's "Pills of Wisdom" column, I eat, sleep, and breathe … [Read more...] about Best & Worst Supplements
Diarrhea was Jeffrey Junig's alarm clock. Boiling in his guts at 3 in the morning, it would send him staggering to the bathroom, panting and coughing, his sweat-soaked hand shaking on the knob. He had to be quiet, fiercely quiet, because good God—what if his wife found out?The secrecy was almost as awful as the sickness. He hated those moments when he had to look his wife in the eye and lie, "Nah, just a little tired," or, "Probably caught that flu going around the hospital," or whatever other b.s. he could muster just to get away from her long enough to slip into the bathroom and slide a needle into his ankle.At least this wasn't his day off, Dr. Junig told himself as he slumped miserably on the toilet. It's tough being an addicted anesthesiologist, but it does have its perks: You get your fix on the job, the drugs are free, and if one of your patients dies on the table, well . . . that's just another tragedy chalked up to "unforeseen complications."One of the most dangerous and … [Read more...] about The Junkie in the O.R.
Credit: iStock.com/Suze777 Rough, dry, or hard skin on feet can be unpleasant for both tactile and visual senses. This coarse surface is likely due to dehydration and accumulated layers of dead skin on feet. A soft, well-moisturized foot is a sign of overall good health, and fortunately for you, there are various tips on how to get rid of dead skin on feet. It is very important to take good care of your feet before the dead skin leads to other problems like itching, pain, cracks, and an unpleasant burning sensation. We will examine the common symptoms and infections, disorders, and other environmental causes of dead skin on feet. We’ll also look at how to remove dead skin or soften and exfoliate feet skin, and how to get rid of hard skin on feet quick with many natural home remedies and recipes. What causes dead skin buildup on feet? Peeling skin on the feet or between your toes is often nothing to worry about. After all, your skin goes through a natural exfoliation … [Read more...] about How to Get Rid of Dead Skin on Feet – 15 Remedies for Hard Skin on Feet
Most people today are generally aware that fast food is not the healthiest food to eat. Typically, the majority of people eat fast food several times a week or more. People generally eat fast food for a few main reasons, mostly because it’s convenient, cheap and usually tastes pretty good. The cost factor is certainly an understandable reason given the current state of the world economies and everyone’s need to tighten up on their spending. But even this is really no excuse to be pumping the tons of toxic chemicals and “dead” food into you or your families’ bodies. Nearly all books and documentaries that have come out in recent years showing how bad fast food is mostly focuses on it’s high fat/ high sodium content. Very few of them truly reveal the real dangers of consuming fast food and just why it is totally unfit for human consumption. Hopefully this article will help you to truly begin to understand why it’s not just a “less … [Read more...] about Why You Should Avoid Fast food at All costs