Health

Many question whether or not it is safe to eat fish.

The need for fish and its vital Omega-3 fatty acids and D-vitamiin, which is particuoarly important during the winter months, is discussed in many sections of Yellow-Canaries.com.

Deciphering ingredient labels is difficult. They are hard to read and the ingredients are not well known. Here is a list of ingredients that are either safe or unsafe and may help you decipher the ingredients in your products. This list is excerpted from "Kanariefåglarna ryter".

                                   *carcinogens  **genotoxic

Acceptable preservativeas
Phenoxy ethanol, grapefuit seed extract, potassium sorbate, rosemary, scorbic acid and vitamins A, C and E.

In August 2010 a story broke about the amazing recovery of a New Zealand farmer from Swine Flu and subsequent leukemia. It is an amazing tribute to his family who refused to give up - despite the fact that they were told that he would never recover. When they were informed that his life support needed to be turned off they determined to find alternatives. They were given the suggestion to try intravenous C-vitamin treatmen. They met with a total lack of cooperation from the hospital staff but battled through.

During the autumn of 2009 the world was in the grip of swine flu pandemonium. Some people panicked because they couldn't get the vaccine fast enough while others were afraid of its side effects and preferred to take their chances without.

Now that spring is on its way it's time to plant some seeds. This is a perfect opportunity to do a little experiment on the effects of microwaves. Buy a bag of tomato seeds. Fill two plant pots with earth and plant a few seeds in each. Mark the pots "tap water" and "microwave water" and water them accordingly. Microwave the water for the "microwave" pot in advance and cool it before use, storing the water in a glass bottle. Give each of the pots enough water to keep them slightly damp during the coming days and weeks.

Vegetable nutrients are easily affected when cooked. It is better to steam than boil vegetables as nutrients leach into the water when boiled. But when broccoli is microwaved its antioxidant and estrogen balancing benefits are reduced even more than when it is boiled. Its indole content is reduced by 74% and its vitamin C content by 40% compared to that of raw broccoli. (Vallejo et al 2007)1

Today's environmental debate is mainly about carbon emissions. Most of us find it hard to grasp complex environmental issues and put our trust in research and policy analysis. So what should we make of the "green motorists" and environmentalists who have led us to believe that ethanol is a safe environmental choice. Are they right or wrong?

Danish girls develop breasts a year younger that they did 15 years ago. This has been demonstrated by a Danish study that was shown on Swedish TV recently. The researchers suspect this is due to chemicals that act like hormones. Phthalates and parabens are chemicals that are used as softeners in plastics and in common everyday products like shampoo, shower gel, nail polish, perfume, cosmetics, floor covering and laundry detergent.

Main ingredients:

3 pieces of chicken (3 leg quarters with bone)
4 celery stalks - diced (reserve one stalk)
2 jalapenos - diced (or more)
2 medium sized onions - diced
3 large carrots - diced (reserve one carrot)
2 teaspoons himalaya or sea salt
½ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
1/2 teaspoon cummin
4-6 whole 'cloves' of garlic - squeezed
2 large bay leaves - fresh or dried
6-8 cups of water