You are romantic, peace-loving, compassionate and considerate, and you live to love! Your life path mission is to achieve balance between giving and receiving. Sympathetic and caring, you are a born counselor, and your life path number symbolizes the principles of nurturing and harmony. You are the teacher, the trainer and the parent. You will love any job where you can make life more comfortable, easy and luxurious for others. Do you agree with this description ?
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 BY ANYA V
Top Reasons Why Flu Shots are More Dangerous Than a Flu
Every year we get bombarded with posters and slogans to get flu vaccines. We are witnessing a powerful psychological attack under the title “the Vaccine is the best protection against the flu!”.
You can’t help but come to a conclusion that a common flu is the most dangerous thing in the world and thus, there is nothing else left for you to do except to get this shot.
But wait! You have to know that flu vaccines have been proved to be not only ineffective but also toxic for humans and animals.
The official body count of this year’s flu shot victims continues to mount, as yet another previously healthy individual is reported to have died not long after getting the heavily pushed jab.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC-P) “The following substances are found in flu vaccines:
#HumanAbortedFetalApparatus (dead human tissue),
#MonoSodiumGlutamate (MSG), and #Thimerosol (mercury).” Flu vaccines are directly linked to long-term health consequences.
Here are some of the conditions associated with flu vaccines:
#Blood and lymphatic disorders
#Loss of appetite
#Nervous system disorders
#Paralysis(including Bell’s Palsy)
#Rash(including non-specific, maculopapular, and vesiculobulbous)
The invention of flu vaccines was associated with the notion that humans are unable to adapt to their environment on their own, thus, they ought to rely on modern technology to get through the seasons.
Ineffectiveness and Dangers of Flu Shots
One of the many problems connected with flu vaccines is the fact that it is virtually impossible to predict what strain of the virus will cause the epidemic in a given year. The flu virus is unpredictable since it changes its characteristics fast. Thus, last year’s flu vaccine may be completely ineffective against a flu strain this year. This predicament makes pharmaceutical companies work hard to produce sufficient pathogen material by establishing the best conditions in which different virus strains develop.
The World Health Organization (WHO) sends the three most common strains to vaccine manufacturers so that they are part of the vaccine for the new season.
“The trick is to get viruses, which can reproduce in these cells, but which have not changed so much that they are no longer good for the vaccination,” says Rolf Hömke from Germany’s Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (VFA).
“The vaccines would not produce the desired immunity in the body”, he adds. “When you get the flu vaccine, your body produces antibodies to three specific strains of the virus”. This demonstrates that basically you have a 3 out of 300 chance of being vaccinated for the proper viral strain. Furthermore, by the time you get exposed, the viruses might adapt and change their form.
Additionally, if your body doesn’t produce enough reaction or responds with a damaging one due to weak immune coordination, the vaccine will be useless as well. The choice is yours, you can keep getting those shots and hope for a great outcome, or you can start by taking care of your body in order to strengthen your immune system.
How to Download Facebook Videos on iPhone to Share With Friends & Family:
However, there’s no direct way you can download a Facebook video to your iOS device and then share it. But there’s an app for that.
Using this app you can directly download videos that are not protected by copyright claim. Having done that, these videos will be saved to your Camera Roll and can then be shared immediately.
Downloading the Facebook Video
There are many ‘free’ apps that claim to help you download videos, but it took me a while to find an app that really works without having to pay for it. All the others demanded in-app purchases in order to save the videos to the camera roll.
So to get started, download Video Downloader Plus from the App Store and launch the app. When it opens, you’ll see a browser page where you can open any website using the URL. Facebook is the source from where you want to download, so log in to your fb account.
Once you have logged in, you will be able to browse Facebook just like you do in a normal browser. So now when you need to download a video, long tap to highlight and select Download. The app will ask you for a file name for the video and then download it. Once the video is downloaded you will have to save it to the camera roll by tapping the information button next to it.
Note: The app cannot download materials that contain restricted property rights, such as videos from YouTube, Vemo etc. The app maintains a blacklist file and the download button will not appear on non-supported websites.
That’s all – once the video is saved to your camera roll, everything is in place. You can now open apps like WhatsApp or Hike and then simply upload these videos from your iPhone’s camera roll and send it to your friends and other groups.
The app also has some additional features you might like. From the settings, you can protect the app and all the downloaded content using a passlock. Another interesting feature of the app is that you can turn on the HTTPS streamer and then access all the videos you have downloaded on another browser, and download that content.
So that was how you can download videos from Facebook onto your iOS devices, save them to the camera roll, and then share them via WhatsApp and Hike (or any other such platform). FreeVideo Downloader Plus is just one of the many apps that worked for me. However, if you would like to recommend any other app that you think is feature rich and makes the task easier, don’t forget to share it with us.
SEP 24, 2015 LIFE
9 Things Couples in Healthy Relationships Never Do
No matter how much they may secretly want to.
By Stephanie Shi
1. Bring up old fights.
Fights that happened in the past should have been settled already, no matter how much pain it caused either of you. Keeping count of your partner’s wrongs isn’t healthy since it doesn’t make any of you grow and move on from the hurt.
2. Give fake or insincere apologies.
There’s no “I’m sorry but you…”; it’s just “I’m sorry” plain and simple. Some people say their sorries only to bring up something their partner did, and that’s a trick that people are better off without. It leads to the blame game or something new to fight about (which is just as bad). If you want to tell your guy he did something that hurt you, confront him directly. Talking things out will make you two understand one another better.
3. Blame their partner for something bad that happened.
You don’t just tell your partner that he’s careless or irresponsible that’s why he’s not getting a promotion. That’s insulting. Couples in healthy relationships are positive. They give points of improvement, they encourage their partner to be better, and they say that they believe in their partner.
4. Hold anything about their partner’s life against him/her.
Your partner tells you his issues and stories in confidence — so you’ll get where they’re coming from and know more about them. It’s ridiculous to say things like, “You’re a nagger just like your mom” or “No wonder you don’t have a lot of friends.” Just. NO.
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5. Say negative things about each other in public.
This is most likely one of those Facebook posts about not being treated right. No matter how much he seems to deserve public humiliation, you just don’t shame your partner in front of all your friends, acquaintances, and officemates. That’s pretty rude and it actually says more about you than it does about him.
If you’re frustrated with your partner, express it to him so he can make things better. If you can’t stand being with him anymore, break up with him.
6. Rant to other people about their partner.
It’s okay to vent to your best friends about something he did that hurt you, or to seek advice about dealing with a fight you had with him. But when you bash your partner and his behavior to people, you’re in a way tainting his image or rep and making your relationship look bad.
7. Make their lives all about their partner.
A good relationship is founded on two independent people who love each other. What’s healthy is to build your lives together, since that includes talking about your dreams and compromising on some choices and come to an agreement. But to make your whole life revolve around a person who can just leave you? What’ll happen to you when he’s gone?
8. Withhold apologies.
Some people just don’t like admitting they’re wrong. It could be pride, it could be shame. In any case, the one who’s in the wrong should be able to say sorry. It might not exactly fix things, but it does console the injured party — and that’s the start to working things out.
9. Withhold forgiveness.
It may feel glorious when your partner looks so vulnerable when he’s asking for forgiveness because you don’t see that very often. But keeping up with your pride isn’t going to do you both and your relationship any good. None of you should be using the other to feed your ego. Couples in a healthy relationship don’t intentionally make their partner feel like crap because they truly love and respect one another.
From: Cosmo Phillippines
From: Cosmo UK
OCTOBER 14, 2013 ISSUE
Murder By Poison
The rise and fall of arsenic.
BY JOAN ACOCELLA
A notorious arsenic case, of 1840, involved an aristocrat named Marie Lafarge.
CREDIT ILLUSTRATION BY PIERRE MORNET
In early-nineteenth-century England, a good way to get rid of your husband was arsenic. A medical examiner usually couldn’t tell whether the poison was involved, because the symptoms—diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain—are much like those of other disorders. Nor could he necessarily place you at the murder scene. The dying typically took hours. Also, you could administer the poison gradually, a little bit every day. In the mid-century, arsenic poisoning was commonly the resort of women. (In 1851, the House of Lords tried to pass a law forbidding women to buy arsenic.) But unpleasant husbands were not the only people you might want to eliminate. During this period of feverish social mobility, a young person might be waiting impatiently for an inheritance, and there was Uncle Ted, sitting on all that money and meanwhile bossing you around, toying with your hopes. In such cases, male poisoners presumably outnumbered females.
These problems and their contribution to the role of medicine in the law are the subject of Sandra Hempel’s new book, “The Inheritor’s Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science” (Norton). Hempel, an English medical journalist, hangs her discussion on a specific case. One November morning in 1833, George Bodle, seventy-nine years old and the owner of a prosperous farm near the Kentish village of Plumstead, came down to his kitchen for breakfast. The maid prepared the coffee. George drank a half-pint bowl, and a small cup was taken to his wife, upstairs. Then the grounds were reboiled, and three women of the household—two relatives and a maid—got to have some diluted coffee. After that, the charwoman came to the back door, collected the grounds, as she did every morning, and took them to her daughter, Mary, to boil for a third time, so that Mary’s seven children could have a hot drink. (They didn’t have coffee that morning; the eldest daughter thought the brew looked peculiar.) Within minutes, everyone in the Bodle household who had drunk the coffee fell violently ill. Soon afterward, they began to recover, except for George. He died three days later.
From the moment the doctor first examined George, he suspected poisoning. This raised some questions, however. Was the poisoner trying to kill George alone? If so, why did he poison four other people? The motive was more easily guessed at. George was an uningratiating man. His son, known to everyone as Middle John, worked for him as an ordinary laborer, and was treated by him as such. Middle John’s son Young John had also worked in his grandfather’s fields until George fired him. Unbeknownst to the Johns, Samuel Baxter, George’s son-in-law, had just witnessed a new will for George that was very much in Baxter’s favor. Who wouldn’t have wanted to get rid of the old man?
Through much of the nineteenth century, a third of all criminal cases of poisoning involved arsenic. One reason for its popularity was simply its availability. All you had to do was go into a chemist’s shop and say that you needed to kill rats. A child could practically obtain arsenic. The going price for half an ounce was tuppence.
Hempel points to another probable cause, an interesting one: the press. In 1836, right before the poisoning craze peaked, the government decreased the tax on newspapers from fourpence to a penny. This development coincided with another important change: a rapid rise in literacy among the working class. Working-class people liked murder stories. (So, no doubt, did readers of higher rank.) Consequently, the number of newspapers shot up, as did the sales of any paper willing to report vividly and at length on poisoning cases. Hempel writes, “In 1856, when the Illustrated Times published a special edition on the trial of the ‘Rugeley poisoner,’ Dr. William Palmer—whose victims were said to include his wife and several of his children as well as a gambling friend, John Parsons Cook—circulation was said to have doubled to 400,000.” The articles probably inspired a few poisonings. Indeed, they more or less provided instructions. To make things more exciting, the papers issued sinister warnings. “If your hands tingle, do you not fancy it is arsenic?,” a writer in the Leader asked. “Your friends and relations all smile kindly upon you: the meal . . . looks correct, but how can you possibly tell there is not arsenic in the curry?” People accustomed to believe that poisoning was something done by foreigners now saw it at their own front door, and, in some cases, as a product of their own social ills. A trial that riveted the public in 1849 was that of Rebecca Smith, aged forty-three, married to an alcoholic and “suffering great deprivations.” In eighteen years of marriage, she had given birth to eleven children, most of whom, she confessed, she had put to death with arsenic, rubbing it onto her nipples before she nursed them. Her explanation was that she was afraid they “might come to want.” She wouldn’t mind being executed, she said, if it weren’t for her worry that her husband would neglect her one surviving child: her first, a girl, whom, apparently, she couldn’t bear to kill. Rebecca was hanged.
Arsenic is a chemical element that occurs naturally in the earth, and in its raw state it is not harmful. Because it can produce a brilliant green pigment, nineteenth-century manufacturers used it in wallpaper, paints, fabrics, and many other items. It becomes poisonous only when it is converted into arsenic trioxide, popularly known as “white arsenic.” Even white arsenic, however, is benign in low doses. Doctors prescribed it for asthma, typhus, malaria, worms, menstrual cramps, and other disorders. In high doses, though, it causes not just death but a horrible death. Madame Bovary killed herself with arsenic, and Flaubert described the process in detail: the retching, the convulsions, the brown blotches breaking out on the body, the hands plucking at the bedsheets. He is said to have vomited at the dinner table two nights in a row after writing this scene.
Until the twentieth century, doctors had no idea how to treat arsenic poisoning. They tried just about everything. Mostly, they fed patients milk, vinegar, linseed, sugar water, egg whites—you name it—in order to induce vomiting. They also used that old standby: bleeding, whether by incision or, more often, with leeches. A famous doctor of the period recommended putting twelve to fifteen leeches on the belly at the place where the patient said the pain was worst. If the pain moved to a new spot, the leeches should be pried off and repositioned accordingly.
Beyond treatment, there was another, more fundamental mystery: doctors usually didn’t know whether the condition they were dealing with was arsenic poisoning. The tests for the presence of arsenic sound almost comical. A favorite was to throw a sample of the victim’s stomach contents into the fireplace. If, as it burned, it smelled like garlic, the corpse was thought to contain arsenic. But that was assuming that the doctor had a sample of the stomach contents. In the early decades of the nineteenth century, Hempel writes, most medical men “would have regarded tasks such as scraping flakes of dry vomit from a sickroom floor as being beyond their professional remit.” They began collecting such evidence. Soon some diagnosticians acquired better material. At the beginning of the century, postmortems were rare. It was considered irreligious to interfere with a dead body. (For corpses to dissect, medical schools often depended on grave robbers.) Now autopsies became more common; doctors could get samples of the victim’s stomach contents. But they still lacked dependable methods for analyzing them. Often, they just resorted to the garlic-smell test.
“I don’t really know how to tell you this, sweetheart, so I’m just going to come right out and say it: Your goldfish ran away.”
The first person to come up with a reliable chemical test for arsenic poisoning was an obscure but determined chemist named James Marsh. His procedure, as Hempel explains it, involved feeding sulfuric acid and zinc through an apparatus that combined tubes, rods, stopcocks, nozzles, and a great deal more. Marsh presented his invention in 1836, and won a big prize for it. (With modifications, it was used for a hundred and fifty years.) Arsenic was now traceable in the body. For that reason—and because the enactment of divorce laws made domestic homicide less tempting—arsenic poisoning fell into disuse.
George Bodle was a rich man, worth two million pounds—more than three million dollars—today. Still, the coffee grounds had to be boiled three times. (And, until the beans were ground, they were kept locked up.) Hempel is good on the pinched quality of the Bodles’ lives and their lack of feeling for one another. After George’s death, fittingly, no one in the family was willing to pay for an investigation of the circumstances. Apparently, they weren’t curious.
With the severity in Hempel’s portrait comes a large measure of sheer disgustingness. When officials in France exhumed a body for arsenic analysis, they “gave up on their lifting equipment and sent instead for a large spoon.” In an 1847 trial involving the alleged murder of two little boys, the toxicologist showed the jury two stomachs, one that looked normal and another in “a soft, pulpy, cheese-like condition.” Nor do we reach the end of this book without knowing the color and the consistency of an arsenic victim’s feces.
Melodrama also plays a large role in “The Inheritor’s Powder.” Hempel is fond of foreshadowing, but cliffhangers are her special joy. Just as the freshly poisoned Bodles are staggering around the house, she switches gears and begins a discussion of the history of toxicology. Only about forty pages later do we find out that George died and the others survived. Why the digression? Because, I think, Hempel was worried that her book would be unexciting, or too short.
It must be said that some of her digressions are more interesting than her main story. This is true, for example, of the 1840 case of Marie Lafarge, which seems to have been the most popular arsenic-poisoning story in nineteenth-century Europe. The defendant was a twenty-four-year-old Frenchwoman, an aristocrat and an orphan, who had been forced by her relatives into marriage with a certain Charles Lafarge. Lafarge had presented himself as a wealthy manufacturer and the owner of a château, but it turned out that he was bankrupt and the château was infested with rats and a frightening mother-in-law. Furthermore, according to a contemporary account in the Times, Lafarge’s attentions to Marie “were paid in a manner that shocked her refinement.” A few months into the marriage, Charles began having spells of vomiting and diarrhea. (This seems to have been a case of gradual poisoning.) In time, he died, whereupon his family cried foul. At the resulting trial, the raven-haired Marie at first excited great sympathy. Her lawyer, Hempel says, made sure that the jury knew of “the excellence of her piano-playing, her delightful voice, her competence in more than one science, her reading and translation of Goethe, her fluency in several languages and composing of Italian verse.” She also had a flair for drama. When it was reported in court that a group of doctors had found no evidence of arsenic in the corpse, Marie responded, Hempel writes, by “clasping her hands, raising her eyes to heaven, and then fainting and having to be carried out of the court, while her lawyer sat weeping.” Other experts, however, believed that arsenic was present. About a year into the trial, the renowned toxicologist Mathieu Orfila was called upon to examine Lafarge’s remains. A “suitably dramatic storm burst over the town and in a darkened courtroom, lit fitfully by lightning,” Orfila announced that, according to the Marsh test, the body contained arsenic. By then, Marie’s hair was streaked with gray and she had to be carried in and out of courtroom on a sofa. She was found guilty and sentenced to hard labor for life.
Compared with Marie, the Bodles, in Hempel’s telling, are a dull bunch, and after a while, partly because of the digressions, you stop trying to figure out who killed George. So why didn’t Hempel choose a sexier case, like Marie’s? I think the reason is that, whatever her taste for fitful lightning, she was trying to write a serious book. The Lafarges were just too camp. Besides, they were not English, and Hempel’s book is about nineteenth-century England. Finally, l’affaire Lafarge, together with most other poisoning cases of the period, may have been inadequately documented outside the sensationalist press. Hempel is careful to use respectable sources. The Bodles appear in parish records, tax registers, trial transcripts, and the like, and, as Hempel’s endnotes show, she relied heavily on such material. That may be why the Bodles are boring.
In dealing with the arsenic fad, Hempel is writing about public health, and the appropriate story to compare with her arsenic book is not another tale of murder but another tale of public health—for example, her preceding (and first) book, “The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump: John Snow and the Mystery of Cholera” (2007). Here, as is not the case with “The Inheritor’s Powder,” the medical threat was an emergency. There were four major cholera outbreaks in England between 1831 and 1866, causing many thousands of deaths. Furthermore, cholera is more interesting sociologically. Because it has to do with sanitation, it is more common among the poor, and what you learn from this book about the life of poor people in mid-nineteenth-century London—the orphanages filled with children vomiting on the sheets, whole families living in rooms eight feet by ten feet, the drinking water “a cloudy brew of slime, industrial effluent, and the recycled waste of people’s bowels”—you will not soon forget.
Almost every respected medical professional in England at that time was certain that cholera was due to miasma: air polluted by emanations from dung, rotting flesh, etc. The person who exploded this theory was a doctor named John Snow. By tracing a specific outbreak, in Soho, Snow proved that the disease was due not to polluted air but to polluted drinking water—a matter much more solvable than the rather mystic miasma. Reforms were instituted, and by the end of the century cholera was more or less gone from England.
Detecting arsenic poisoning, however useful, is a small matter compared with eliminating cholera. Also, “The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump” has depth and poignance, especially in its portrait of Dr. Snow. He was a quiet-living man—a bachelor, a vegetarian—from a poor family, and he was generally disregarded by London’s medical élite. He died of a stroke at forty-five, without ever guessing that he would later be known by many as the father of epidemiology. By contrast, much of what Hempel tells us about James Marsh has to do with his widow’s efforts to obtain an adequate pension.
You can say this, though: “The Inheritor’s Powder” is a nice, nasty murder story, and thus part of an honored English tradition. Many nations contributed to the genre of the murder mystery, but it is rightly considered an English specialty. Hempel may have had Agatha Christie, the author of sixty-six detective novels, in the back of her mind when she chose to describe the Bodle poisonings. Christie’s preferred method of homicide was poison, and arsenic was one of her favorites. In any case, George Orwell most certainly had been thinking of Christie’s murderers, with their understandable motivations (love or money), when, in 1946, he wrote his essay “The Decline of the English Murder,” deploring what he saw as the new, casual style of murder: drivers killing hitchhikers whom they had picked up and not thinking much about it afterward.
The Bodle case is recognizably pre-decline. I won’t tell you who the culprit was, but the motive was time-honored—money—and the trial was an enjoyably disgraceful spectacle, with accusations of theft and fornication, and worse, flying back and forth. Unlike the cool-tempered crimes that Orwell complained about, this story still delivers the old shock: that someone actually plotted and accomplished the death of another human being. Even if we forget about the moral problem, what about the risk? Plus, George Bodle’s murderer poisoned five people in order to kill only one, and succeeded. That’s something.
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How do I send videos or images to WhatsApp from Facebook?
There are 2 ways for this, If you’re using Whatsapp on PC or Laptop and you want to share the facebook stuff on Whatsapp then Open WhatsApp Web on your PC or Laptop. Open WhatsApp on your device > Click on Options which displays
Tap on Whatsapp Web, It now tries to Scan the QR Code, So Scan the QR Code available on Your PC or Laptop. Now Whatsapp service starts working on your PC or Laptop. (Note: Make sure your phone is always connected to Internet while Using WhatsApp Web service.
Open Facebook, Share the link or Save Image and Drop it.
If you want to Share this from your device then you can Open the Image on facebook which you want to share, Tap on 3 Vertical dots which look like as below available on the Top Right Side of Image when Viewed in full screen
Now, you can see the list of available options
> Tap on Share External (Which now open the list of available apps which can Share the file)
> Scroll to the bottom
> Tap on Whatsapp
> Select the Contact or Group you want to Send.
Links for your proper Device types and for group chats: https://www.whatsapp.com/
BOOM. Bob’s your uncle. Enjoy.
Over 6 Health Benefits of Okra:
Re blogged 20150913tko reBloger
OKRA Also referred to as lady’s finger and gumbo, Okra is a nutritional powerhouse used throughout history for both medicinal and culinary purposes. Once loved by the Egyptians and still used in many dishes today (such as the infamous gumbo dish), this pod-producing, tropical vegetable dates back over 3500 years ago. But still today, many are enjoying both okra health benefits and the vegetable’s edible delight.
Like the kiwi fruit (okra actually shares many kiwi fruit benefits), okra is known for it’s high vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate content,(although not quite as high as kiwi). Further, okra is known for harnessing a superior fiber, which helps with digestion, stabilizes blood sugar, and helps to control the rate at which sugar is absorbed.
But there is much more to okra.
Nutritional Content Of Okra:
While the “amount of nutrition” from okra varies based on how it’s consumed (pods, grams, etc), some of the key substances in the vegetable remain the same. Here are some prominent vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients found in okra that deserve some spotlight. Each figure is based on 1 cup (100g) of okra.
Fiber – 2.5 grams. 10% of RDA (recommended daily value)
Vitamin C – 16.3 milligrams. 27% RDA.
Folate – 46 micrograms. 11% RDA.
Vitamin A – 283 international units. 6% RDA.
Vitamin K – 40 micrograms. 50% RDA. The vitamin K found in okra is known as vitamin K1, one of two beneficial forms. The other beneficial form is K2; K3 is synthetic and should be avoided.
Niacin (Vitamin B3) – 0.9 mg. 4% RDA.
Thiamin (Vitamin B1) – 0.1 mg. 9% RDA.
Vitamin B6 – 0.2 mg. 9% RDA.
Magnesium – 36 mg. 9% RDA.
Manganese – 0.3 mg. 15% RDA.
Beta carotene – 225 mcg.
Lutein, Zeaxanthin – 516 mcg.
Check out the USDA Nutrient Database for a full nutritional profile of okra.
The Known Okra Health Benefits – What Okra Has To Offer
As mentioned, Okra is rich in numerous vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that are responsible for the health benefits the plant has to offer. Here are some of okra’s health benefits:
Okra Promotes a Healthy Pregnancy – An extremely important B vitamin for producing and maintaining new cells, folate is an essential compound for optimal pregnancy. The vitamin helps prevent birth defects like spina bifida and helps the baby to grow sufficiently. Vitamin C is also essential for fetal development. Okra is rich in both folate and vitamin C.
Helps Prevent Diabetes – Thanks to fiber and other nutrients, okra proves beneficial in normalizing blood sugar in the body, helping with diabetes.
Helps with Kidney Disease – One study published in the October 2005 Jilin Medical Journal found that regular consumption of okra can help prevent kidney disease. In the study, “those who ate okra daily reduced clinical signs of kidney damage more than those that simply ate a diabetic diet.” This also ties in with diabetes, as nearly 50% of kidney disease cases are caused by diabetes.
Supports Colon Health – Okra is full of dietary fiber, which is essential for colon health and digestive health as a whole. The fiber Okra provides helps to clean out the gastrointestinal system, allowing the colon to work at greater levels of efficiency. Additionally, the vitamin A contributes to healthy mucous membranes, helping the digestive tract to operate appropriately.
Could Help with Respiratory Issues like Asthma – Okra contains vitamin C, which has been shown to help with respiratory issues like asthma. One study concluded that “the consumption of fruit rich in vitamin C, even at a low level of intake, may reduce wheezing symptoms in childhood, especially among already susceptible individuals.”
Promotes Healthy Skin – Vitamin C helps keep the skin looking young and vibrant. The vitamin aids in the growth and repair of bodily tissues, which affects collagen formation and skin pigmentation, and helps to rejuvenate damaged skin. Okra is full of vitamin C. Topical tip: Boil a handful of okra until soft. After letting it cool, mash it, and apply it to your face. After 5 minutes, your skin should feel smooth and rejuvenated.
A Health Benefits Of Okra Summary –
Okra Is Great For:
♡ Preventing diabetes;
♡ Promoting colon health and preventing colon cancer;
♡ Boosting digestive health;
♡ Weight management;
♡ Promoting a healthy pregnancy;
♡ Maintaining healthy skin;
♡ Protecting against free radical damage;
♡ Relief from respiratory issues like asthma, cough, or trouble breathing;
♡ Promoting eye health;
♡ Boosting mood;
Okra is one of many vegetables which produces edible pods. A member of the mallow family, the plant itself is coarse, tall (3 to 6 feet or more in height), and grows in warm seasons. While it is cultivated in areas such as West Africa and South Asia, it is most present in the southern United States and West Indes, The pods produced by okra are used primarily for soups, stews, and are fried or boiled as a vegetable. canning and stews or as a fried or boiled vegetable.
If you are interested in feeling okra health benefits and growing okra yourself, don’t hesitate to start right when you can! Okra is simple to grow during warm seasons, or throughout the year in areas that are more topical. The plant can even be stored in a container.
Here are a few steps to take note of for growing okra yourself:
Begin by planting seeds about 3-4 weeks after the last frost of the season. Plant 3-4 seeds together about 0.5-1 inch deep. Be sure to separate each planting by about 6 inches, and separate each row of plants by about 2 feet if you plan on growing a large amount.
After planting, water each area gently with water. Don’t water to the point of puddles forming.
As the plants break the surface, thin them out and space them about a foot apart as they will widen quite a bit as they mature.
Once the seed pods form and grow to 3-4 inches in length, they are safe for picking. Be sure to check back routinely for more picking.
Okra grows best in well-drained and manure-rich soil, and takes about 45-60 days to get harvestable fruits.
Cooking And Preparing Okra
Although mostly known as the main ingredient of Gumbo, a culinary dish, okra can and is used in various recipes. Okra pods can be: eaten raw, steamed, cooked, or fried, or included in stews and soups.
For soups and stews, okra pods are often used since they turn into a gooey mucilage after being cooked. However, the mucilage can be avoided if the pods are prepared with acidic ingredients like lemon juice or vinegar.
Here are some preparation and serving tips:
Since some hybrid varieties sprayed with pesticides and insecticides, it is important to thoroughly wash and wipe okras before slicing and preparing. If available, buying organic will bypass the pesticide issue.
Trim the top stem end (and tip ends if you like) with a paring knife, then cut or slice the pod as you want.
Chop or slice pods for stewing or frying under low heat oil to soften mucilaginous content.
Pods can be pickled and preserved.
Okra leaves may be cooked or eaten raw in salads.
You can steam or blanch okras for 3-4 minutes, then drain and dry before slicing it. Add the okra to the dish at the end to minimize moisture contact.
You can also shallow dry okra, which is a method used for many Indian dishes.
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This is not about cutting off you family, this just saying that a man should not let his family tear his wife (or the other way around)down because she is one flesh with him they are also attacking him when they attack her. You can let you family know where you stand and still be respectful and honor them. I think people don’t know the difference between having boundaries and being disrespectful. …they should probably start there that maybe some of the problem.
I will never ever let my family disrespect my wife
Ladies, don’t become so relying on your man to protect you. You must protect him equally… There will be naysayers and people who attack your relationship from the outside. You both have to stand up for and stick together.