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  • An average person gains one pound when he/she takes 3500 calories. So, if you want to gain 5 pounds in 7 days, you will have to consume this amount of extra calories everyday.

    You can do this by adding a mass gainer in your daily diet. For example, when you eat pasta, add 2 tbsp extra oil in your sauce. If you are taking cereal at breakfast, add a sliced banana or some peanut butter in it. Instead of drinking a glass of water, drink a cup of milk with your meal. While eating salad, add some dressing to it such as French dressing or goat's cheese.

  • If you are lean, then chances are that you are used to cycling, running, jogging or other such activities. So now, if you are trying to gain weight, you should switch to anaerobic exercises to be more focused on weight, such as weight lifting.

  • Another theory has to do with iron, and the fact that thanks to menstruation, during their reproductive years, women tend to be iron deficient compared to men. Although we all need iron to make hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying red pigment of blood, iron is one of the few minerals we cannot eliminate (except through blood loss), and accumulations in the body can rise to toxic levels. Iron is an oxidizing agent that can increase the risks of cancer and heart disease.
Jan 09, 16

Though sea salt contains no less than 84 elements it's nevertheless a bad idea to put sea salt directly in or over your food. Instead, it's better to eat plants that contain lots of trace elements. Doctors who put people on a salt-free diet never tell their patients not to eat a celery stick. Yet a celery stick contains roughly the same amount of salt you would normally put in your food. This is because the celery uses carbon chemistry to predigest the various salts.

unrefined sea salt is certainly healthier than table salt, because it contains all the minerals and trace elements. However, sodium chloride is toxic and drives up our blood pressure. [Note: "Magnesium chloride is an important coagulant used in the preparation of tofu from soy milk. In Japan it is sold as nigari (にがり, a white powder produced from seawater after the sodium chloride has been removed, and the water evaporated." Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnesium_chloride

The idea of using diluted sea water as fertilizer for soil and plants came from a doctor named Maynard Murray. He describes the method in his book Sea Energy Agriculture (1976), which details 40 years of research. ... simply dissolve a level teaspoon of sea salt or Himalaya salt into a quart of water. That's how little you need.

After fertilization with diluted sea water the crops showed tremendous growth, they could be harvested sooner, they were of exceptional quality and disease-free. Pesticides weren't necessary

  • Not all chocolate or cocoa is rich in flavonoids. In general, the darker the chocolate, the more flavonoids, but it’s hard to judge. The “percent cocoa” listed on some labels is not a reliable gauge. When cocoa powder is highly processed—called Dutch or alkali processed—flavonoids are destroyed. The low-flavonoid drink used in the study contained such highly processed cocoa.

  • inorganic iron will cause the stole to darken, can be   poisonous and usually the more you take the more constipated you become.      

    Organic iron, however, in raisins and  prunes does not   usually darken the stole.  In fact, the more you take usually the looser   the bowel movement.

  • Organic minerals  once were or are now living and can    bring life to and be utilized by cells.  They have an ionic bond   which the body can break down into usable material for tissue repair and function.
  • There is also the spin of the electron (organic mineral's electrons   spin clockwise as do the cells of the human body.  Inorganic mineral's   electrons spin counterclockwise.)  

    The vibratory rate of organic minerals is comparable to tissue   and cells.  Inorganic minerals are not.  

    For example, my mother had an extreme amount of calcium deposits   in her joints.   Her hands were morbidly deformed.  She could   no longer write or even open her microwave.  We gave her high levels of   organic calcium which displaced the inorganic.  Her hands have improved   significantly and she is able to do most normal activities.

Sep 09, 15

Comment: Why are our stores not buying cucumbers from their local area at this time of year?
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@Glacier Bay - essentially you can trace it back to free trade. the huge produce cartels are extremely complicated and intertwined. basically, if you want bananas in canada, if you want cauliflowers in january, if you want a continual supply of lettuce year round, then you buy U.S. cucumbers at the height of your own cucumber season. a sad reality of big agro business.

  • C. inclusum is indigenous to much of the United States (except the northernmost states), while C. mildei, an introduced species from Europe, was found throughout much of the Northeast as of 1978. It is likely that C. mildei has substantially increased its range since that time.
  • The yellow sac spiders probably account for more human bites that any other type of spider. The bite of C. inclusum is more destructive then the bite of C. mildei.
  • C. mildei will readily bite, despite their small size, and they have been observed crawling across the human skin surface and biting without provocation. Fortunately, most bites are relatively painless and do not result in any serious medical conditions.
Sep 08, 15

"My science is not "old", it's just correct. We have more than 100 years of American food consumption data, courtesy of the USDA, and indeed back 100 years ago Americans ate more carbs and indeed lots refined carbs and sugar too! (In fact, the reason breakfast cereals had sugar added to them was that during the 1930s there was a similar concern about how much sugar kids were adding to cereal, so the idea was that if you pre-sweetened them they'd add less--it was a sugar minimization idea rather than a sugar addition idea). The fact was that before the mid-1970s you couldn't buy whole grain products but only refined flour products in most venues. We were a nation of sugar and white bread back then. Yet we were thinner, not fatter, back then, as a country.

What happened? Continual decrease in calories burned from daily activities due to mechanization and automation, and continual increase of fat intake. Harkers of the 'low-carb' diet plans all point to the fact that American doctors have advised people to limit fat intake, and jumped to the conclusion that Americans actually DID do just that. But from the USDA data, it's clear that American's dietary fat intake continued to rise despite what doctors advised. Hardee's didn't go out of business now advertising its TripleThick Cheeseburger meals, now did it??"

  • My science is not "old", it's just correct. We have more than 100 years of American food consumption data, courtesy of the USDA, and indeed back 100 years ago Americans ate more carbs and indeed lots refined carbs and sugar too! (In fact, the reason breakfast cereals had sugar added to them was that during the 1930s there was a similar concern about how much sugar kids were adding to cereal, so the idea was that if you pre-sweetened them they'd add less--it was a sugar minimization idea rather than a sugar addition idea). The fact was that before the mid-1970s you couldn't buy whole grain products but only refined flour products in most venues. We were a nation of sugar and white bread back then. Yet we were thinner, not fatter, back then, as a country.

     

    What happened? Continual decrease in calories burned from daily activities due to mechanization and automation, and continual increase of fat intake. Harkers of the 'low-carb' diet plans all point to the fact that American doctors have advised people to limit fat intake, and jumped to the conclusion that Americans actually DID do just that. But from the USDA data, it's clear that American's dietary fat intake continued to rise despite what doctors advised. Hardee's didn't go out of business now advertising its TripleThick Cheeseburger meals, now did it??

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