The latest research shows that the foods we choose to eat—or not to eat—may increase
our life span or the quality of our lives. Not a day goes by, it seems, without feature news
stories about food and its impact on health. The message that we can reduce our chances of
developing cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other diseases by maintaining a healthy
weight, decreasing the fat and calories in our diets, eating more vitamin- and mineral-rich fruits
and vegetables, and getting fit is becoming a familiar one.
We are surrounded by a vast array of foods to eat and
activities to pursue. Every day we make choices
among those foods and activities based on our cultural
background, knowledge, experiences, and goals. Each
choice may have an impact on our overall health and quality
of life. Our ancestors’ food choices were limited by
what they could gather, catch, cultivate, and harvest.
Physical pursuits were determined by the work
that needed to be done.
The average American consumes an estimated
50 tons of food in a lifetime. This staggering
amount of food represents the sum of daily
choices each of us makes regarding the type,
quality, and quantity of foods. These critical
choices in turn reflect a complex interplay of
many factors, including family upbringing, religious
or philosophical beliefs, as well as practical
matters, such as the cost and availability of foods
and beverages. Importantly, Americans are
increasingly selecting food for health reasons.
(BQ) Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist - list of questions for patients to ask their pharmacist or healthcare provider when obtaining a new prescription, entries provide information on drug interactions with other drugs, herbs, vitamins, supplements, food, and other substances.
The Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment is a vitally important scientific publication and an equally
important contribution to global public policy. The Encyclopedia brings together a remarkable range of
cutting-edge scientific knowledge on all aspects of soil science, as well as the links of soils and soil science to
environmental management, food production, biodiversity, climate change, and many other areas of significant
All the recipes have been well tested. Many of them I evolved myself after repeated experiments. Others I
obtained from friends. But all of them are used in my own little household. So that if any reader experiences
difficulty in obtaining the expected results, if she will write to me, at 3, Tudor Street, London, E.C., and
enclose a stamped envelope for reply, I shall be glad to give any assistance in my power.
I desire to record my gratitude here to the friends who have sent me recipes; to the graduate of the Victoria
School of Cookery, who assisted me with much good advice;...
advertising industry American advertising is a huge and powerful industry with expenditures approaching $250 billion in 2001 in the United
States alone, with more than $450 billion spent
worldwide. The biggest advertisers are the nation’s manufacturers of automobiles, food, soft drinks, beer, and tobacco.
INTRODUCTION Agroterrorism is the willful, unlawful threatened or actual destruction of property or people through the agricultural and food industry to achieve the perpetrator’s ends, usually political. The ultimate target may be food
The brain is a physical organ just like the heart or lungs or liver and, as such, its functioning can be
affected by our environment, particularly the substances we put in our bodies. I first became aware of
smart drugs from an article in Omni magazine some twenty years ago while I was attending college.
It was also at that time that I was becoming aware of health foods, and the article so impressed me
that, while other students were taking speed and No-Doz to cram for exams, I was gobbling hand-fuls
of vitamins. While my approach was undoubtedly too haphazard and belated to have...
Humans are characterized by having a large brain relative to body size, with a particularly well developed neocortex, prefrontal cortex and temporal lobes, making them capable of abstract reasoning, language, introspection, problem solving and culture through social learning. This mental capability, combined with the adaptation to bipedal locomotion that frees the hands for manipulating objects, has allowed humans to make far greater use of tools than any other living species on Earth.
The general public tends to think of veterinary medicine
only in terms of preventing disease in animals; however, the profession
also exists to prevent disease in animals and in humans.
Veterinary medicine, in fact, is the only comparative medicine
The online encyclopedia Wikipedia defines the comprehensive
thrust of the veterinary medicine mission thus: Veterinary
medicine is the application of medical, diagnostic, and therapeutic
principles to companion, domestic, exotic,
wildlife, and production animals.