English Lavender  -  Lavandula angustifolia during the Middle Ages  was thought  to be an herb of  love and was considered an aphrodisiac.  (Kowalchick, 1987).  The Romans are said to have scented their bathwater with Lavender and  its unique fragrance has ensured it lasting popularity.   Lavender 's medicinal and insecticidal properties were recognized early.  (Houdret, 2002)


The name lavender is derived from the Latin lavare, meaning "to wash." Ancient Egyptians created mummification casts by soaking linen in oil of lavender containing asphalt, then wrapping the bodies with these and drying them in the sun until the casts were hard.  Lavender has been renowned for its medicinal properties in India and Tibet. In Tibetan Buddhist medicine, lavender is still used to treat insanity and psychoses. (Natural Medicines  2015)  In 1387 at the court of Charles VI of France all the cushions were  stuffed with lavender both for its pleasant scent and...

Do you sometimes sit down and watch television after finish eat your dinner then sudden you have a urge to have that last popcorn filed bag or candy bar or even ice cream? You know you should not have it but your mind tells you go ahead. No one will know. That is what you would call Mindless Eating. Not being aware of this craving has even happen but only until you hit that scale. How does this happen? What can you do about this?


There are 6 steps that can help you to get a hold of Mindless Eating.


1. Use a bigger Fork


A study published in the Journal of Consumer Research shows that restaurant-goers who eat with really big forks (20 percent bigger than a normal fork you'd find at a restaurant) eat less food and leave more on their plates than people who eat with really small forks.
A possible explanation for this finding is that when people use small forks to eat, they feel like they are not making any big progress in eating their meal and quelling their hunger pangs, TIME reported. In...

When we thing of spring we usually think of green grass, short days and warm sunshine. But we also associate spring with flying pollen, asthma fl are ups and constant allergic reactions. While most people do not think these things can be prevented, there are ways that they can be managed. This article discusses food allergies and asthma; even though food allergies and asthma are not a seasonal allergy it is still very important to educate members on how to manage their conditions.

 

Food Allergies

 

A food allergy occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks a food protein. Ingestion of the off ending food may trigger the sudden release of chemicals, including histamine, resulting in symptoms of an allergic reaction. The symptoms
may be mild (rashes, hives, itching, swelling, etc.) or severe (trouble breathing,
wheezing, loss of consciousness, etc.).   A food allergy can be potentially fatal and
scientists estimate that approximate...

 

Since 1990 the popularity of the Mediterranean Diet has exploded worldwide.  This modern nutritional healthy diet is inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of Spain, southern Italy, Greece, specifically the Greek island of Crete, and parts of the Middle East.  It has received acknowledge and praised from renowned chefs to researchers to become one of the most important diets for good health.  But what are the foods that are in this diet?  The food from the diet consists primarily of fresh local seasonal fruits and vegetables with an emphasis on poultry and seafood, rice, grains, beans and pastas.  Eggplant, artichokes, squash, tomatoes, legumes, onions, mushrooms, okra, cucumbers, and a variety of greens are served fresh, baked, roasted, sautéed, grilled and puréed.  The style of cooking for the Mediterranean Diet which is grilling or broiling is prevalent method of cooking particularly with the use of Olive Oil that is used in the preparation of salads, marinades, vegetables, p...

 

Since nature is full of emergent properties, sustainability is always an emerging concept. Sustainability is about maintaining something indefinitely into the foreseeable future. Consequently, to be sustainable we have to anticipate and successful adapt to the changes ahead. Sustainability is a process, not a prescription. The process always requires social and ecological as well as economic dimensions. There is therefor no simple definition. It’s a journey we embark on together, not a formula upon which we agree.

 

Every year, 350 billion pieces of disposable plastic cutlery and wooden chopsticks are discarded in the United States, Japan and India. Research scientist Narayana Peesapaty has come up with a solution: edible cutlery and chopsticks. These products are made of millet, rice and wheat, contain no preservatives, and have a shelf life of 3 years. They will also decompose in 3 to 7 days (unless they are eaten). The use of this cutlery is not only healthier (plastics leach toxins)...

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