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Treat Your Body Right With Natural Sweeteners

So via the bigthink blog( you’ve learned all about the effect of sugar on your body and emotions. You’ve also discovered the perils of artificial sweeteners. You may have even perused a few of the recipes for low glycemic index treats, hoping to indulge in a little dessert with the least amount of toxicity possible. Today we’ll go more in-depth into the wide and delicious array of natural sweeteners available at your fingertips. These can all be found at your local health food store and at Whole Foods.

Stevia is my top choice for adding sweet to your meal. Kaa he-he (”sweet herb”) is native to Paraguay and has been used as a sweetener for centuries, but was only just approved by the FDA for this use. It’s 10-15 times sweeter than sugar, so swapping it out with the white powder is definitely not a 1:1 correlation: use the internet for conversions. It is the ONLY sweetener that does not feed yeast and is, therefore, ok for use by people suffering from candida.

Some studies have shown that it actually has a stabilizing effect on blood sugar, as opposed to all the other sweeteners that create a spike and then a resulting crash…causing depression and weight gain, among other things. There is even evidence that Stevia significantly inhibits the development of plaque, so it may actually help to prevent cavities. For some, the taste is a little metallic, but you’ll get used to it quickly, and in all reality, it’s a small price to pay for being able to include such superhero food in your diet.

Agave is native to Mexico and harvested in from living Agave plants – the same ones that give us tequila. It has a light, neutral taste, making it ideal to function as more of a flavor enhancer in the same way sugar does. With a glycemic index of only 32-46, it’s processed fairly slowly into the bloodstream. Agave has anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties, and the Aztecs used it to treat wounds due to its antibacterial capabilities. Unlike maple syrup or brown rice syrup, Agave dissolves easily in cold liquids. Please get the raw kind, as it is unprocessed and therefore contains more vitamins and minerals.

Maple Syrup: A beautiful traditional food native to the woodlands of Northeastern America. The different shades of maple syrup correspond to the point in the season at which they were harvested. Maple syrup has a warm, round flavor and a pleasing amber color. It also has prebiotic properties: it helps probiotics (good bacteria) form in your gut. With a GI of 54, it is not an ideal sweetener to use if you are concerned about the stability of your blood sugar, but as an occasional indulgence, it’s fine. PLEASE make sure you get real maple syrup – there are a lot of phonies out there.

Honey: The image of honey brings to mind a hive lazily buzzing with bees, soft bears licking their paws, and a thick golden stream swirling into your teacup. Did you know that honey is also a powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal? Note, though, that its nutritional benefits vary widely depending upon the quality. The pollen that collects on the bees’ legs offers phytochemicals from particular plants, and processing kills many of the nutrients, so it’s important to choose raw honey. Honey’s GI is 55 so it will create a spike in your blood sugar, but nowhere near that of sugar.

Brown Rice Syrup is made by combining brown rice and barley malt and cooking until the starch is converted to sugar. It contains all of the nutrition inherent in these ingredients, such as magnesium and zinc. A very thick syrup, it’s ideal for baking and has a distinctive yet easily overpowered flavor. Its glycemic index is 20 and it’s about half as sweet as sugar.

Branding Homework-Evaluating Favorite and Despised Commercials

The job search using traditional job boards, corporate websites and job fairs is becoming less effective with the success rate on the decline. Today, networking is the number one way people get jobs regardless of the economic climate.

I don’t know exactly why 6 years ago I thought it would be a good idea for me to go out and network with business owners. Well, yes I do. I think I knew that I wouldn’t retire from the company I worked for the past two decades. Maybe it was a self fulfilled prophecy. The fact is, with that experience behind me I’m ahead of 99% of the rest of those disenfranchised folks out there standing in the unemployment line.

I hear you thinking. So loud you think. Kate, why aren’t you out there networking to land a new job. Well, the answer is that I don’t know what position I would apply for. I really don’t want to return to Windows Active Directory migration death march land.

Frankly, I’ve dreaded this section on Branding because it forces me to present to the world what you want to be. Personally, I don’t think I ever got over wanting to be a cowboy/girl. Perhaps that’s where I made my first bad career choice. Horses or computers….

Right now I use job boards to see what companies are hiring and the types of positions are available. I must say I applied to a few that I wasn’t qualified for, yet wanted to see what would happen. Nothing.

I’ve been reading Dan Schawbel’s ME 2.0–4 Steps to Building Your Future. Dan is a personal branding guru for the Generation Y audience. I am of the Cold War audience and felt excluded so I purchased his book.

I wanted to know what secrets he was sharing with his generation. For the advertisement of the products, Instagram is the perfect choice. Why do people buy Instagram followers? The followers can be converted into loyal customers of the business. The sharing of the secrets of the latest products is possible at the platform. The number of followers is increased along with the likes and comments. 

Dan reiterates that now I am the commander of my career. I can tell he’s a list guy. Lots of bullets and numbered lists in the book. Really, he hasn’t drawn out anything here that is different from branding your own company. After all, that’s what this is all about. You are your business.

In the section on brand discovery he points out that there are three elements of personal branding.

  • A plan to differentiate your brand from the competition.

I’m all over # 3 and ready to put that into action. Can I do that without knowing the answers to #1 and #2? Nope.

So let’s do a little exercise in branding.

So think about some brands out there that you love and hate.

1) Here’s one that comes to mind immediately. Kind of funny considering…

I love the MAC commercial with the PC and MAC guy.The MAC guy is on the right, comfortably dressed, emotionally cool probably because he is very confident that he represents something that is far superior than what the PC guy represents. The PC guy is lovable, but he’s always falls way short of matching the MAC guy’s cool confidence. MAC never has to say anything. We all know what the message is.

2) I love Lance Armstrong and I love the message in this commercial. The Nissan Leaf with Lance Armstrong riding his bike behind it.

At the end you know what the message is “Innovation for the Planet…Innovation for All.” If you love the environment (or cycling) you know you are looking at your next car. By the way, Lance owns one too.

Now as for commercials I hate…

Any of the furniture liquidation commercials, especially the ones that have a guy yelling.

Any of the drug commercials. First they suck up a full minute of quality commercial time and what is it with the list of side effects that outweigh Webster’s Dictionary?

The two that come immediately to mind are “Viva Viagra” idiot commercial and the “E.D. in the Bathtub” commercials.

Honestly, what is the message here? TWO TUBS? How exactly is Cialis going to help this couple? Does he just flop on over to her side. Who thinks of this stuff?

Tonight’s homework. I’m going to write out what I think the BRAND message is behind these 3 commercials. Then I’m going to write down descriptors for things I like and dislike about each commercial. If I think it’s something cool, then I must value what’s behind the message. Perhaps there’s a key to my new ME in there. I can tell there are some messages that I would like to copy and some I want to steer clear of for my own personal brand.

Can You Still Make Good Money From Internet Marketing?

Internet marketing has a bit of a bad name in some people’s minds, because of all of the scam sites telling you how rich you can get if you just buy their secret formula for $9.95.Most of that stuff is nonsense, or it’s based on information going back to a time years ago when there was thousands of times less competition. The truth is this, you are battling with the world for a piece of the global pie, and it’s never been harder, but at the same time, it’s also never been easier to make at least a small amount of money.Almost everyone in the world who has a credit card also has an internet connection and apart from those who search in another language almost everyone is using Google, Facebook and You Tube. There are millions of people making websites and blog posts and You Tube videos and all sorts of things competing for the organic search on Google.There are also millions, or at least hundreds of thousands of business owners using Google Adwords to find their customers. The competition on Google is pretty hard, but if you get how it works, you can still rank your site or make a profit through ads, but you have to do everything right.

It’s the same with the social media sites, you have to know what you’re doing and why or you could just be pouring money down the drain.When I first started out in internet marketing, I had no money, so I had no money to lose, which I’m fairly glad about. I started off making a dollar a day my first year, just writing articles like this, and I commented on other writer’s articles, read what they had to say, and I learned.I searched for the meanings of words on Google, I found the Warrior Forum , and after a couple of years I knew enough to put together my own site.I’m really glad I learned about SEO first, because there was a lot to learn, and I wouldn’t have found it easy at all and might have made some serious mistakes that permanently damaged the ranking of my site.I’m now making fifty dollars a day, running my social media marketing services site and other things, managing people’s Facebook page and Twitter following and all that.Based on the trends I see, that’s likely to double by next year, or definitely the year after, and I expect to be making hundreds of dollars a day in the next five years.Generally speaking, that’s how it goes. You have to learn a lot, and there is a steep learning curve, but once you understand what you need to do, and you work hard and do it, you will start to see the money come in faster and faster.

You don’t want to spend too long learning before you start doing, but not all of what those squeeze pages are selling you is a scam, you need to know some of what they’re teaching you, even if they’re only teaching you how to do what they do by showing you.I’m not really into building lists from squeeze pages, I have a list of followers, fans and friends on social media, but I’m not suggesting that you shouldn’t be building an email list, or a list of some kind, it’s the best way to capture traffic and get a chance to sell something to them over and over again.There’s too much stuff to go into just about that one thing, building a list, and there’s tons of other things like all the different ways to get website traffic but the point is that if you stick at it, it will eventually start paying off in a big way, but it might not happen as quickly and easily as some people like to make out.

This is the reason that has resorted users into Buying YouTube Views just for the sake of getting some cheap pops and a subscriber base despite website traffic being a prevalent issue due to the increase in number of social media platforms and users across the globe.

Fall Gardening Tips to Prepare for the Winter

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Preparing a vegetable or flower garden for the chilly winter months is an important task. As the fall approaches, you should consider your approach to protecting your plants from the winter’s freezing temperatures. Many plants are not capable of making it through the winter months without protection, so you must prepare them. While you tackle the chore of winterizing your plants, you can also take care of other home and garden tasks to get a head start for the spring.

In particular, herbs must be winterized in order to survive the winter in most parts of the country. Most people choose to uproot smaller plants, like herbs and house them inside in pots during the fall and winter months. Once the season is over, these plants can be returned to the garden outside.

Other plants in need of winterizing, like roses, are not so small and may not be easily taken inside. While gardeners and even plant experts often varying in their treatment of roses throughout the winter, most recommend at least adding additional soil around the base of the plant to provide additional warmth for its roots. Adding a non-soil component, like mulch, may provide even more protection.

The third type of plant that needs care during the winter months is the vegetable garden. By the time fall hits, many of the spring and summer vegetables will have run their course. After cleaning up the remainders of these plants, you may choose to plant some of the fall vegetables, such as peas, lettuce, gourds, and greens. Even if you do not decide to plant fall vegetables, a vegetable garden that has been cleaned out will be easier to start in the spring.

It’s best not to forget your lawn and other seemingly robust plants, though. While the changing of seasons and the falling multi-colored leaves that it brings may look beautiful, a layer of dried leaves on your lawn and garden is not healthy for plants. Make sure to schedule periodic times to rake the leaves from your yard so that the leaves do not spend much time covering the lawn. While you tackle this project, also take the opportunity to care for your garden and grass. Weeding in the fall will help you have a better start to the spring planting season – and is certainly easier to do in the fall than in the colder winter months.

One final fall project is to start or continue to feed a compost pile. Composting is an environmentally friendly and easy way to develop moist, healthy soil ideal for a range of plants, herbs, and vegetables. Beginning or adding to a compost pile in the fall gives it plenty of time to develop, ensuring that you will have plenty of ideal soil ready to go for spring planting.

Firewalls Software and Hardware

Internet Firewall explained so that you know about free and personal firewalls. 

A firewall acts as a sentry between your computer and its files and the WWW, the world wide west, err, I meant web. A firewall monitors the network traffic between your computer and the Internet making sure the only traffic that goes between your computer and the Internet is in fact the stuff you want to send and receive.

It doesn’t prevent viruses or other nasties from being downloaded, that’s the job of virus protection software but it does prevent hackers from being able to take control of your computer while you surf web sites. Yes, it can and does happen! Yes, you can. There are many good firewalls available for no cost.

The main consideration is setup. I recently asked a friend if he had a firewall. “Yes “, he replied confidently, “and it was free “. So when I next visited him I asked if I could have a closer inspection of his firewall. 

Well, to both his and my amazement we ran some simple tests. Yes, he had a firewall but it was not set up correctly. The setup instructions consisted of some help files and were not adequate to set up the firewall. A simple test showed that the ‘firewall’ in its default setup leaked his email address and did not prevent some spyware from sending information across the Internet. Was it free? Yes. Did it work, almost! 

That isn’t to say that you won’t be able to get a free firewall, you will. But like anything free what will you do when it doesn’t work? Where will you get updates when it fails? 

How much is your computer/laptop privacy filter effective and what is the worth of your privacy? I will leave you to answer these questions. I consider a good Internet Firewall essential. Check and be sure your network remains safe. Stay Ahead of Hackers – Zone Labs is the company that sells one of the best computer security programs on the market.

They also have spyware protection, anonymous surfing, or spam protection products. Their site has a lot of information on the topic of keeping your computer safe. Eagle Discounted Software – Eagle sells greatly discounted Brand Name firewalls.

Definitely worth checking out their latest specials. Kaspersky Anti-Virus Products – Kaspersky Lab is a top anti-virus company. They also lead with their advanced anti-virus technologies. They produce anti-virus defense systems for all kinds of computers including workstations, file servers, and application servers, e-mail gateways, firewalls, and Web servers. So you can keep one computer safe or a whole business worth of computers safe with their products.

Fast weight loss diet

So you want to lose weight on a fast weight loss diet? The first priorities you have to set are to make sure that the fast weight loss diet is healthy and complete and Nutrisystem can help you with that. You do not want to lose weight by jeopardizing your health this will only cause more complications. First, you will want to be sure that the fast weight loss diet is low in fat and that it includes a lot of fruits and vegetables.

The most low-fat fast weight loss diet program is approximately 1300 calories. In order for the fast weight loss diet to work, you will have to take with you the items you are going to eat at work or while you are out of the house.

This means you will eat 4 or 5 small meals a day rather than sitting down and consuming large portions only 2 to 3 times per day. You need to pack plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables so you can eat them instead of fatty food or at the vending machine because some of these products can consume your total calorie intake for a day at one meal. Try and not make the fast weight loss diet to specific so you get bored with the foods you allow yourself to eat.

Also eating foods at a slower pace will help to satisfy your cravings. Be sure to include low-fat dairy products plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grain cereals, skinless chicken, fish, and other low-fat meats and beans. Be sure that you avoid food that is high in fat and if you have a bad sweet tooth you will need to cut back as much as possible on these items.

You do not want to cut out all the sweets because if you do your body will crave the sweets and if you break down you will probably overeat these foods and blow your diet for that day. Most people in today’s society do not get enough fruits and vegetables so when you go on your fast weight loss diet this is an area where you can improve. Eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day is good it will help with not only your fast weight loss diet but also all kinds of other health-related issues. This is what a person’s breakfast may look like if they are on a fast weight loss diet.

You can have a glass of orange a glass of water a bagel with some fruit or yogurt instead of butter or margarine. This will be satisfying and should fill you up and also it will have all the food groups and a good source of energy to get the morning jump. For lunch, you can have a salad and a sandwich made from low-fat meat or tuna and some green tea so you get those antioxidants that are so helpful do not forget to include a fruit you enjoy for dessert.

Dinner may consist of around 3 ounces of low-fat meat or skinless chicken, pasta or corn cooked and a small salad be careful with salad dressing they can really destroy a fast weight loss diet. Be sure to allow yourself to snack between meals because you do not want to gorge yourself because you are starving or end up at the vending machine and end up eating a bag of high in fat chips.

How To Say With Words When I Love You Are The Only Words.

People can spend hours in a card shop or online at Oligarchescorts to find one with that special message in but most people would really like something handwritten or typed for a personal touch with the words that have come from that person’s heart and soul and no one else will ever see them. Even though an email is not handwritten they can still be very romantic if you use the right words. A simple thing like changing the font or color of the words can show that you want to show that person you care about. 

A letter can be written for any reason but those words you write can be an extension of your soul. Letters have killed and cured relationships and as soon as a letter comes into being they can be read over and over again so taking the time to express what it is you want to say is very important. Try not to use words you would never actually say by checking a thesaurus you can sometimes make it look like these are copied words or you don’t really know what you are saying and therefore do not mean what you’ve written.

Trying to tell someone that you love them can be hard so a letter can help you express your feelings

 For men: Use your own references, if you do have a passion for something then tell her she means more to you than football or cricket. Tell her something specific that you find beautiful about her and try not to be obvious a small mole somewhere expressing how it makes you feel without necessarily expressing your physical desires. It’s a love letter not a Jackie Collins and women don’t want to just hear about your sexual desires for them all the time they want to know you’re interested in them as a whole. 

 For women: This will get rid of any awkwardness you may feel expressing your love and help you tell him how you feel. Again describing a moment when you realized how you were feeling about him will be good. Telling a man about the intimate nature of your love for him will also add spice to the letter that lots of men will appreciate rather than feeling like it’s cheesy or cute he will be thinking about intimate moments you have spent together

 Don’t worry if this is making you feel rather sick and giddy it’s love and nerves and feeling out of control that is sending your stomach fluttery, this is all very normal when you’re falling in love.

Felicity is an intermittent scribe, writing occasional articles in the UK about online dating London. The London Dating Site also specializes in helping singles meet up with other like-minded people in their city.

Astonishing benefits that a patient gets from Drug Rehab

Patients that have been drug addicts need first to prepare themselves to overcome the addiction. Once they decide to overcome the addiction, you need to know the importance and benefits of drug rehab. Drug rehab is the process of medical treatment for dependency on drugs or alcohol. The rehab centers follow the stair-step process that includes steps that are implemented to overcome the dependence on drugs. 

A drug rehab center involves The 5 Stages of Addiction Recovery to complete the treatment. Know the 5 stages of drug rehab:

  • Precontemplation

This is the first stage where the drug addicts are not interested in getting treated. The addicted person is known to become defensive and balance the usage of drugs and alcohol. In this stage, the recovery team helps the addict adjust the focus on good things and get to know the actual addiction consequence.

  • Contemplation

In the Contemplation stage, people become aware of this issue and spend time knowing its cause. The treatment team helps the addicts know about the cost and benefits of addiction treatment and motivate them.

  • Preparation

The preparation stage helps addicts to make a change. The treatment team helps the client to take action and not jump directly onto the action stage.

  • Action

In this stage, people start believing that they can change their addiction habits and start to take steps for recovery. This stage helps to gain knowledge, improve communication skills, and know the coping strategies. The client gets engaged in activities that can distract them from drugs and helps in good treatment and fast recovery.

  • Recovery/Maintenance

In the recovery stage, the client avoids temptations and triggers. People tend to think for recovery, and to ensure recovery, and the competent treatment team helps the client in managing recovery. 

Here’s Why Tamim, Mahmudullah, And Mustafizur Turn Down CPL Offer

CPL 2020 is just around the corner and it is one of the big events in international cricket. The CPL schedule is also set and the inaugural match is set on 19th August 2020. In the light of the corona pandemic, all the matches will be played in a single stadium in Trinidad and Tobago. While all the franchises have started preparing rosters, three players from Bangladesh have refused to play in CPL 2020.  

Tamim Iqbal along with Mahmadullah and Mustafizur have refused to play in CPL 2020 despite bagging lucrative offers. they have individually spoken to the media. It seems the three players share a common ground of not traveling abroad during the Covid-19 pandemic.

When asked, Tamim replied that the situation is not ideal for traveling. It will be difficult for him to play when he will not be able to focus on his game. He also added that during this time, traveling to and from Bangladesh is a difficult task and is not a hassle-free option.

The premier fast bowler also shared similar thoughts on his reluctance to play abroad. In addition to that, Bangladesh will soon be resuming the domestic cricket and this impacted his decision alongside the pandemic situation.

It has also come to light that the three major players refused because of their family members. Mahmudullah admitted that he was close to signing a deal with the franchise. But he refused later due to his family members. 

On the other hand, Mustafizur would have played his maiden CPL tournament. The left-arm pacer had declined the offer. He said that the reason behind his action solely dependent on his national duty commitments. Moreover, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is planning to call a national training camp from mid-August. This will get realized if DPL doesn’t resume in the specified timeline.

Destruction of Collagen and Elastin Can Lead to Aged Skin

In this homepage article, we are going to talk about how the destruction of collagen and elastin results in aged-looking skin over a period of time. If you want your skin to look healthy forever, you must keep certain things in mind.

You have probably been told about some misconceptions regarding the health and the look of your skin. Many believe that collagen is an important constituent of the skin. However, the area of the skin that is visible to us is known as the epidermis and collagen is not an important part of the epidermis. It is however the main constituent of the dermis which is placed in between the subcutaneous layer and the epidermis.

The epidermis consists of about 4 or 5 layers, which depends on what part of the body, the skin is covering. These layers in turn are made up of four distinct types of cells. However, almost 95% consists of a not so commonly known protein called keratin.

There are 2 layers that make up the dermis, the elastin fibers, however, are present only in the lowest layer, which is near thickly packed fibers of collagen. Collagen fibers that are loosely held are present in the other.

Anti-aging skin products many times contain both collagen and elastin. However, for these skin creams to work towards reversing the aging, they have to go deep into these layers of the epidermis to be able to reach the dermis. It is even tougher for the elastin as it has to go through 5 epidermal layers. The whole concept behind these creams is not possible.

The structural complexity of these proteins makes it almost impossible to go through so many strata giving doctors the idea of putting it through with an injection. If such the topical application of such creams was to work, there would be no need for painful injections.

There is a logical explanation as to why the destruction or damage of collagen and elastin lead to aged skin. When these proteins are damaged, they lose their strength. The skin, therefore, loses its elasticity and cannot spring back into position after a significant amount of weight reduction.

As we grow older the subcutaneous tissue reduces in thickness which basically results in the same situation as when a person would lose fat. Therefore, with all of this happening, the skin begins to sag. This further results in lines and wrinkles appearing on your skin.

The biggest cause for this damage is free radicals, though inflammation and stress are not totally innocent. The best way our body can combat free radicals is with the help of antioxidants that are available in the market as topical creams. Anti-inflammatory remedies that can be put directly onto the epidermis are also available. Reducing stress is another issue altogether.

Speaking of skin that is rapidly aging and losing collagen and elastin and needs antioxidants and anti-inflammatory meds, you should seek out a company that specializes in the use of nanotechnology. Antioxidants are not going to penetrate these strata unless this kind of technology is used. Even vitamin E and coenzyme Q10.

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