Studies have suggested the effects of dairy or calcium supplements on bone health. While studying the effects, it was noted that a healthy intake of dairy foods on a routine day-to-day basis is bound to have a positive effect on adolescent bone health. The research is based on the data collected after analyzing 106 children for 12 years. The children aged 3 to 5 years old at the beginning of the study were analyzed and the researchers tracked the food intake and bone scans until they were 15 to 17 years of age.
It was found that those who took at least two servings of dairy food a day throughout their childhood had denser bones in their teens than their peers who ate less. Eating four or more servings of meat or other protein-rich foods also boosted bone density. In particular, the benefits were seen in several regions of the body including bone mineral content in the arms, legs, trunk, ribs and pelvis.
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In the last few decades if any of our celestial bodies has acquired a repute of being a truant it is Sun. Our life giving source of energy has been linked with sun burn, cancer, pigmentation and tens of other cosmetic skin ailments by skin companies. We forget that the Sun has for centuries been a source of healing and power.
In an article titled Healing Sunlight in Mindpowernews writer Andreas Moritz says very few people know that not getting enough sun kills 50,000 people from cancer deaths every year in the US alone. As shown later, these are deaths that are easily preventable through the Vitamin D produced by the body in response to regular sun exposure.
Unfortunately, it is the ultraviolet portion of sunlight that is the most easily eliminated by windows, houses, spectacles, sunglasses, sun lotions, and clothing.
Before antibiotic drugs were discovered in the 1930s – penicillin having been the first one – the healing power of sunlight was favored by the medical community, at least in Europe.
Andreas Moritz is also the author of a book Timeless Secrets of Health & Rejuvenation. This article is a must read and you can read it here.
Lord, help us to show love to those in need.
Help us to reach out to the suffering;
To be kind and helpful in time of need;
To the lonely be a friend by caring;
To the friendless reach out and be a friend.
Those who are arrogant show patience,
Be loving and attempt not to offend.
The downtrodden we show benevolence.
The loss of loved ones we show sympathy.
Those who are ill we pray for God’s healing.
Help us Lord to serve you with empathy.
Help us to do our best to be loving.
Jesus, Your love and Salvation we thank you.
Give us a right heart also to love you.
Bollywood’s controversy child, Indian actor Sanjay Dutt has decided to pen his autobiography. Tentatively titled as ‘The Roar of a Lion’, it is almost half way complete says sources. Although the date for its release has not been decided, Dutt is sure that it would appear in three volumes, covering his life in three phases.
With the moral support of his new wife Manyata, the autobiography will be penned by journalist, author and lyricist Neelesh Mishra. Meanwhile, Dutt’s filmmaker friend Sanjay Gupta too has commissioned a biography of the actor as a tribute to him. Briefly the first volume will deal with the period of his drug abuse, the second recounts his marriage to Richa Sharma, their divorce and her tragic death, and the final volume will deal about his legal battles, probation and life beyond all that.
Internationally acclaimed writer David Baldacci’s thrillers are always a pleasure to read. In his latest book entitled, Divine Justice, he handles the protagonist’s predicament rather deftly. A man with a dangerous past, John Carr seeks to live life afresh under his alias, “Oliver Stone.” A wanted man in America, Carr is desperate to hide his skeletons of the past and holds the key to several assassinations.
For a man who desires to keep his freedom, he needs to the most wanted man in America. With United States Government’s ploy to unleash a massive manhunt, John is unable to justify the assignations carried out by him. His superiors don’t tell him much as their agendas are frighteningly dangerous much to John’s perils. Will John be able to fight the demons of his past is what makes for an interesting read. ‘Absolute Power’, another of David’s works was earlier made into a film by the same name starring Clint Eastwood.
A routine warm up before you start on your exercise is important. You may do it only for 10 minutes just before exercising. A typical warm up includes, stretching. Slow stretching can help your muscles increase its blood flow, preventing injury to them as well as tendons (strong tissue connecting bones and muscles), and ligaments (a tissue holding the bones together). Major muscle groups like the chest, abdomen, shoulders, arms, and legs should always be warmed up before you start your work out. During the process, remember to go easy on each muscle without jerking yourself out. Stretching also improves your flexibility.
The traditional stretches for your body are head and neck curls, arms and shoulders, shoulders and chest, hips, trunks knees and calves. It’s always a good idea to follow your body pattern from top to toe for the best effects. A good warm up should last you at least 20 minutes.
The first ever event in Africa, MTV has launched its music award program with acts from across the world’s poorest continent nominated for prizes in the Nigerian capital.
As Peter Okoye of P-Square rehearsed for the MTV Africa Music Awards show in Abuja, Nigeria, the spokeswoman for the MGTV Network Africa, Alison Reid, stated that the winners were being selected by fans sending text messages. Since the continent has been renowned for vibrant music scene, they have had grave difficulties in marketing these overseas. The Awards night hope to change the scene by offering several artists a lot more exposure and a platform to celebrate its artistry. The awards will be slotted in five categories, including best group, best R&B act and the evening’s top award, artist of the year. Performers from South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Gabon and others are also expected to be nominated for the show.
After an overdose of tranquilizers, Winona Ryder had to have her stomach pumped. Recovering from her illness, she looked in good shape as she attended a fashion show in Madrid. In a ravishing red evening gown, she looked splendid as she collected an award at the Marie Claire Fashion Awards.
Scared of heights, she had tried to soothe her nerves with an overdose of Xanax, an anti-anxiety pill. Winona was then rushed to the hospital after she collapsed in the flight in London. The plane had to have an emergency landing due to her situation at Heathrow for her treatment. Her publicist told the press, “She did fall ill on a plane and as a precautionary measure they took her to hospital.”
Madonna and Guy Ritchie have been granted a preliminary divorce after 8 years of marriage and two children; one of them being adopted. At London’s High Court Madonna signed the divorce papers on the basis of Ritchie’s which she quoted as “unreasonable behaviour”, with the couple reaching an agreement over their assets and children.
In a case that wrapped up in a few minutes, both Ritchie and Madonna avoided getting into expensive courtroom drama and have agreed to share custody of their sons. Moreover, Ritchie has also made an official statement that he would not take a penny form his ex-wife although he is entitled up to half of her 300 million pound fortune. Madonna and Ritchie, who married in December 2000, have provided fine tabloid fodder for England, where they lived. The couple have two children, Rocco, 8, and David Banda, 3, adopted from Malawi in 2006. The singer has a daughter, Lourdes, from a previous relationship.
Post natal depression aside, Angelina Jolie is toying with the idea to adopt again. With six children already in the brood, Angelina with partner Brad Pitt have thought of adopting a child form Namibia. While they are sighting some of the more ‘impoverished countries’ in Latin America, believed to be either Bolivia or Paraguay,’ plans for making theirs a football team sized family seem to be underway.
While Brad spends most of his time promoting his new film ‘Burn After Reading’ at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, Angelina has vehemently avoided the arch lights in rearing her multi-cultural family at the Chateau Miraval in Provence, France.
She gathered much news regarding her depression following the birth of her twins but is raring to go for yet another adoption. All in all the couple now has three adopted and three biological children. If source were to be believed her relationship with Brad was said to be under a lot of strain but the news of welcoming another member in her family has momentarily hushed the paparazzi.