Stay Healthy and Go Green: January 2011

Stay Healthy and Go Green: January 2011

15 Ways to Make Your Food Safer

15 Ways to Make Your Food Saferorigin : http://www.medicinenet.com/food_safety/article.htm Tainted animal feed. Spinach scares. Peanut butter recalls. Food safety has been big news lately, which is making many people think twice about whats on their plates. First, the facts. The FDA says some U.S. hogs, poultry, and farmed fish recently ate animal feed containing Chinese ingredients tainted with an industrial chemical called melamine. But the FDA says people who ate meat from those animals are likely at "very low" risk of melamine-related health problems. The source of the salmonella outbreak in Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter has been found, and maker ConAgra plans to start shipping Peter Pan Peanut Butter to retailers this summer. And Last falls E.coli outbreak in fresh bagged spinach is over. Despite the spate of food safety snafus, Americas food safety system works, CDC senior epidemiologist Linda Demma, PhD, tells WebMD."I certainly dont think its broken. I think we can improve, but I dont think its broken," says Demma, who works in the enteric disease epidemiology branch of the CDCs division of foodborne, bacterial, and mycotic diseases. "All the food safety agencies are working very hard to collaborate and come up with some ideas on how to improve the meat and produce industry as a whole," Demma says, adding that food industries "are being very cooperative."

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Conserving Watersbased on Picture Yourself, Going Green During the 20th century, the worlds population tripled. But in this time, our water usage (of renewable resources) actually increased by six times, according to the World Water Council. Will our demand continue to outpace our supply? Factor in the reality that the population is slated to increase another 40 to 50 percent in the next 50 years, and you can imagine how resources will continue to be taxed. Today, many countries, including the U.S., are struggling with drought conditions that will likely worsen as climate changes effects are realized. It was reported that less than 1 percent of the worlds fresh water (or about 0.007 percent of all water on earth) is readily accessible for direct human use. A finite supply coupled with increasing demand has put the world in the midst of a water crisis. According to the EPA, a recent government survey showed at least 36 U.S. states are anticipating local, regional, or statewide water shortages by 2013. As you can see, conserving water is an elemental part of going green, but it can also help you save money. The average American household uses approximately 350 gallons of water each day; thats almost 128,000 gallons a year. The EPA reports that the average household incurs a yearly water bill of $500. It also suggests that simple changes made to use water could save you about $170 each year. You can actually reduce your own personal water use by over 45 gallons a day simply by installing more efficient water fixtures, such as low-flow faucet and shower head aerators, and checking for leaks on a regular basis. That adds up to 1,350 gallons per month and a whole lot of money saved. Also, look for the EPAs WaterSense label on products like bathroom faucets when youre in the market for a new fixture; this denotes an item that helps conserve water. You can make a difference by limiting the amount of water you use every day.

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Healthy Vegetables for Snacks I will give you some tips in order make a healthy foods for snacking, lunch or dinner. You dont have to avoid or stop eating your favorite I only make it more healthy by add some vegetables on it. Do not think that this will be very annoying that you must cook twice, after the main menu then you prepare the vegetables. This is quite simple because instead of cooking a separate side dish of vegetables, you can look for ways to add vegetables to other foods, mixing it in. Just about every dish can be served with some fruit or vegetable added. Here are some examples:Chicken breast: Top with quickly sautéed mushrooms and tomatoes.

Macaroni and cheese: Mix in green peas or chopped bell peppers.

Meatloaf: Add shredded carrots or chopped tomatoes.

Bean burrito: Add chopped bell peppers or broccoli and canned corn, top with tomato salsa.

Spaghetti: Add chopped bell peppers, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, or any other veggie to the sauce.

Baked dishes and casseroles: Top with shredded zucchini or carrots for added texture.

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Zero Waste or Trash ProblemsDo you know where your trash goes? Its pretty easy to forget about it once its gone, but after our trash is picked up by the garbage truck, it gets tossed into a landfill or an incinerator. In the U.S., about 26 percent of our waste is recycled or composted and 8 percent is burned at incinerators. The rest a whopping 66 percent is piled high into landfills across the country. When you consider that the average American produces almost 4.5 pounds of trash each day (compared with an average of about 2.7 in 1960), you can begin to visualize how the tons of trash start to add up across the country. While landfills are the oldest form of mass waste disposal in the U.S., they are also the second-largest human-related source of methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas. In 2006, landfills accounted for almost 23 percent of all methane emissions. This landfill gas (LFG) is born as the solid waste decomposes under anaerobic conditions (sans oxygen). In addition to the problems associated with our overflowing landfills, even we already did the waste management, some trash inevitably lands in wild and natural places like the ocean or our waterways, where it can break down and harm wildlife and even people. You can help reduce the worlds overabundance of trash by choosing to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

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Choosing Green Building ProductsThere are really three stakeholders that can benefit from the use of green building products: the people who work with the materials in the factory and on the job site; the homeowners who live with the materials; and the local, regional, and global environments that are protected through the production and use of the materials. The direct benefits of green building products to workers and homeowners are the easiest to justify. A construction company can save money if its employees dont require protective gear and if they stay healthier, losing less time to sick leave. And that company can build loyalty among its employees if it works hard to maintain healthy working conditions. Homeowners benefit from green building products by being able to live in a safe, healthy home, the importance of which almost goes without saying. Since we spend more than 90% of our time indoors, its imperative that our indoor environments dont make us sick.There are thousands of chemicals we introduce to our homes whose health effects we know almost nothing about: plasticizers in vinyl siding, brominated flame retardants in carpet padding, and fluoropolymers in electrical cabling, for example. Some of these chemicals are now showing up in the blood of humans worldwide and are being linked to behavioral and human development problems.

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Best Diet Food There are lots of food that sold in the supermarket that claimed low-fat and low sugar but in fact they havetons of sugar, this is sometimes will be very deceitful for someone who thinks that if I eat all of these kind of food, I dont think will have effect in my health or weight.Those are the main problem for the people that live in this era, overweight. So if you want to stay healthy, keep sharp, keep your proportional weight, keep out from sugar, cholesterol, and fat I have a solution for you. Do not need to gamble with your food, what you eat or what you drink. Here a list of the groups of food that guaranteed good for your body, here are the best diet food. Do not assure for some weight loss, but try to eat it and feel the difference in your body, you will feel the same effect like when you have some diet.Whole Grains: There are several choices you can choose from in this category. This category of healthy food is perfect for the weight watcher, because you can really use this to fill your stomach, and yet not put on a lot of pounds. Grains like oatmeal, rye and barley contains so much fiber in them that most of the time, you body simply passes them out.

Fresh Fruits: Most fruits are packed full with great nutrients and vitamins. When your body is fed with great nutrients and vitamins, it does not crave for those sinful foods! In fact, fruits can be used as a total meal replacer on days that you dont want to cook using carbohydrate rich fruits like bananas and mangoes, or be used as a dessert (remember to leave time between your main meal and fruits) after your meal. High fiber foods like papayas, apples and pears can also be used as snacks!

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Healthy Organic Food (1) There is no question that a fresh, juicy, organic peach simply tastes better than one that has been grown using pesticides. Still, synthetic pesticides and fertilizers have become a prevalent component in our food system.Why? In order to meet the worlds fast-growing demand for food, producers have had to step up production by using a host of fertilizers and pesticides to ward off crop-devastating insects. But these chemicals are now prolifican invisible ingredient that poses potential health and environmental hazards.According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), there is growing consensus in the scientific community that small doses of pesticides can adversely

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Green Buildingbased on : Your Green Home, Alex WilsonThe term green building is used to describe design and construction of buildings with some or all of the following characteristics :Buildings that have minimal adverse impact on local, regional, and even global ecosystem;

Buildings that reduce reliance on automobiles;

Buildings that are energy-efficient in their operations;

Buildings and grounds that conserve water;

Buildings that are built in an environmentally responsible manner from low-environmental-impact materials;

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Green for the Future based on : Inspired Yourself, Going Green future is in our hand There is an American Indian principle from The Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy that lays out resonant words to live by, especially given todays challenges:In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. This code of conduct also inspired the company name of the earth-friendly products producer Seventh Generation. More than ever, now is the time to consider the future of our children and all those who follow them.

What kind of stage are we setting for the coming generations? What kind of planet will they inherit? And, will they look back upon us as the heroic society that turned things around when the planet stood up and asked for help?

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Why Healthy Snacking Is Good for Youbased on : http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/nutrition/healthy_snacks.html# You may have noticed that you feel hungry a lot. This is natural during adolescence, a persons body demands more nutrients to grow. Snacks are a terrific way to satisfy that hunger and get all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs.But you need to pay attention to what you eat. Stuffing your face with a large order of fries after class may give you a temporary boost, but a snack this high in fat and calories will only slow you down in the long run. To keep energy levels going and avoid weight gain steer clear of foods with lots of simple carbohydrates (sugars) like candy bars or soda. Look for foods that contain complex carbohydrates like whole-grain breads and cereals and combine them with protein-rich snacks such as peanut butter or low-fat yogurt or cheese.

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Home Electronics: By the Numbers Here are some statictics about our energy consumption, its amazing, we should take more precautious about this.15 percent: Percentage of money spent on powering your computer dedicated to computing, worldwide; the rest of the $250 billion is spent on energy wasted in idling.

70 percent: Percentage of waste composed of discarded electronics, out of all hazardous waste.

529 pounds: Amount of fossil fuels required to manufacture a 53-pound computer system (including the monitor), along with 49 pounds of chemicals and 1.5 tons of water.

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10 Ways to Healthy Diet & SimplifiedHere are some simple ways to manage your appetite, after this I will post some healthy menu from dr.Oz. 1. First of all identify the body itself.Stop comparing with the body of your friends. When you get to know the workings of the body itself, it will be easier to satisfy what they need. 2. Eat regularly with a menu and a sufficient portionAs the saying goes, "Eat before hungry and stop before full." 3. More fruit and vegetable consumptionSlim people eat an average of more than one serving of fruit and eat more fiber and less fat than fat people. That the results of research published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association in 2006. 4. Do not forget to have breakfastStart your day with a breakfast menu and enough portions. This will help reduce your calorie intake throughout the rest of the day.

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This is the Most Environmentally Friendly Electronic Tools

This is the Most Environmentally Friendly Electronic tools from : http://nationalgeographic.co.id/lihat/berita/389/alat-elektronik-paling-ramah-lingkungan-versi-greenpeaceAlmost all electronics device manufacturers claim environmental friendliness. However, among the friendly environment there must be some of the most environmentally friendly, right? Greenpeace recommendations may be a consideration.On the sidelines of the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in January 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, United States, environmental NGOs announced the results of assessments. Electronic products are rated by Greenpeace include desktop computers, notebooks, netbooks, monitors, cell phones, smart phones, and television. All products are involved in the survey called "Green Electronic Survey" it is available in the first quarter of 2011.

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Lets Go Green, 10 Steps Guide (Green Living)

Lets Go Green, 10 Steps Guide (Green Living)inspired from : http://nationalgeographic.co.id/lihat/berita/264/10-cara-jadikan-rumah-ramah-lingkunganEnergy savings is a very good step to reduce global warming effects. Saving the environment should not be done in a big way. If you want to contribute, try to start with to save energy in your home to stay. Dwelling house, as a central activity of every family, is a very absorbing energy use, the second largest after the industry. So here 10 steps of green living that you can apply in your house with your family.1. Choose eco-friendly furnitureBefore buying a home furnishings made from wood, check to see if the material it uses comes from managed forests for the industry. This can reduce the negative impacts of forest loss that serves as an absorber of carbon dioxide, preventing landslides, and provides habitat for many plants and animals.In addition, durable furniture that can also be selected because it will save expenditure in the future and help reduce the piles of garbage in landfills.Buying antique furniture, if possible, also be an alternative of its own. Because in addition to reducing waste volume, and also antique has special value for collection.2. Reduce use of chemicals Man-made chemicals are potent help eradicate the insect and make furniture shine. But actually, we are also slowly killed. A recent study found 200 industrial compounds, pollutants and other chemicals in the umbilical cord a newborn baby. Seven of them which are hazardous pesticide materials that partially already banned its use in the United States more than 30 years ago.So, remove all the toxins that and switch to natural chemicals, non-toxic, and equally effective in eradicating the pest. Natural chemicals may have been we have in the kitchen. Try to find more information about the user.

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Terms in Stock EvaluationWhen youre doing some stock evaluation or analysis, you should be familiar with some of this terms. Here I make some list about terms that most commonly used in stock valuation. Hope soon Ill be able to post some of the method for stock valuation. 1. Market capMarket capitalization or market cap is simply the number of shares outstanding multiplied by the per share price. For example, a company with 100 million shares outstanding and a per share price of $55 would have a market cap of $5.5 billion.2. Price/sales ratio (P/S ratio)Divide the market cap by earning sales, the lower the number is better3. EPS(earning per share)EPS = Net Earnings / Outstanding Share ; bigger is better- Trailing EPS last years numbers and the only actual EPS- Current EPS this years numbers, which are still projections- Forward EPS future numbers, which are obviously projections

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Use Butter or Margarine ? Butter is a dairy product (usually beef), which usually consist of fat, water and milk proteins, while margarine is a replacement butter made from vegetable fat that manufactured using a process called hydrogenation partially (partially hydrogen process). This process aims to change the form of vegetable fat to be more solid. Many people think, because butter contains a lot of saturated fatty acids (saturated fat) is known to increase levels of fat and bad cholesterol in the body, margarine is a healthier alternative. Is that right? From various sources that I read, although margarine contains vegetable fat, does not mean we can consume them without limit. In fact theres one thing to watch out from many margarine products, which contain trans fat (trans fatty acid) in high level. Like saturated fats, trans fat can raise levels of bad cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease. Worse, trans fat also can cause a decrease in good cholesterol in our bodies.

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7 Myths of Fat that MisleadingFat is often blamed as the "ringleader" of obesity and various types of other dangerous diseases. As a result, more and more women just get rid of fat from the daily menu. In fact, some of the bad statement about the fat thats a myth that is misleading.Myth 1: The Do not Drink Milk if you Want to Thin Our bodies need protein, vitamins (A and D), minerals, and energy supply contained in the milk. Milk is also very good because the high content of calcium (116-290 mg of calcium per 100 grams of milk). Lack of calcium will make you vulnerable to osteoporosis and hormone production shortfalls that could help break down fats in the body.Tip: Drink milk 1-2 times a day. Women aged under 30 years old are still allowed to eat full cream milk. Low fat or nonfat milk is the best choice for that age above 30 years.

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Peter Lynch Advice on Investment Here are some investment advice from Peter Lynch, one of great fund manager in US. These are aimed at individual investor. These are taken from Worth magazine in 1997. I write it back with my own style. (see the Indonesia version :http://parahita.wordpress.com/) For each share we have, continue to follow the development and write in a notebook. Pay attention to profits and keep it on your notebook. Whether these shares belong to growth stocks, cyclical stocks or value stocks. Performance is good or bad stock there must be a reason. Make sure we know what the reason.

Give attention to the facts not prediction or some gossip.

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