The Health Benefits of Eating Kale

As one of the most prominent leafy vegetables in Europe, kale is a wondrous raw food with a plethora of redeeming qualities. Featured in many famous dishes from Africa, Ireland, Asia, the Netherlands, Brazil, Denmark, Holland, Sweden, Montenegro and Portugal kale is truly a global provider. Despite its amazing health benefits and international allure kale still remains largely under the radar in America. It is so popular in Germany, social clubs and celebrations have evolved around the vegetable but in America you rarely see kale used at restaurants or even in home cooked meals. Maybe it is the temptations of fast food, meat, frying and large portions that have kept kale largely undiscovered in the United States but as health and diet agendas hopefully so too will the uses of kale. As a super raw food that fairly inexpensive and easy to source there is no reason why we all should not be cooking with this leafy friend more often. Mostly promoted and supported by vegan, vegetarian and raw food enthusiasts everyone would be better served by including more kale in their daily eating routines. Very easy to cook with and boasting a voracious variety of uses it should not be difficult for anyone to increase their kale intake. After we learn a little more about kale and review its many health benefits I am sure there will be a clamor at the supermarkets to buy some.

Kale is in the cabbage family and comes in green or purple headless leaves. Other color variations may consist of whites, yellows, blues and reds. The vegetable is strong in flavor and can become even more pronounced after being frozen or exposed to frost. The plant also grows very well in wintry and harsh climates making it very versatile as far as cultivation is concerned. Some close brothers to kale are broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kohlrabi, rapini, collard greens and brussels sprouts. Kale is viewed as a superfood with many healing qualities. In addition to its nutritional values kale is also often used for garnish and decoration. Most ornamental cabbage you see in gardens is from the kale family. Kale cultivars and looseleaf type classifications include curly leaved (Scots Kale Lutes), plain leaved, rape Kale lutes, leaf and spear (a cross between curly leaved and plain leaved Kale Lutes) and cavolo nero (also known as Tuscan Kale Lutes and dinosaur Kale Lutes). Leaf form and texture are the identifying marks of different Kales and they can range from curled and wrinkled leaves (Scots) to flat with finely divided edges (Siberian or Russian). One cool characteristic of growing kale is that you can harvest the outer leaves as you need them without harming the plant or the future growth of more inner leaves. Kale is very simple to grow and is a great addition to any vegetable patch. It is of interesting to note that the tender and young kale is best for salads while the mature leaves are best for cooking. Speaking of food …

The Four Elements To A Successful Business

Over the many years I have spent in business schools and continuing education programs, one of the most remembered items I recall are the four elements of a successful business. I would like to give credit where credit is due, but I can not recall who told me about these lovely little tidbits or in what venue I learned them. To this day, I can clearly recite these four concepts as I have lived by them for many years.

The first is that you must ALWAYS tell your customer / client / patient / whatever what you plan on doing for them. This may sound simple and easy …. maybe even blatantly stupid, but believe me, most business people out there just do not have a clue on this one important issue. Let's say you own a dog grooming business. It is important to tell the owner (and you can tell the dog too) that today you are going to cut the dog's nails, shampoo, and then blow dry the hair (sounds more like my wife's salon ….. better be careful She does not see this article!). If you deliver a nicely cleaned dog to it's owner a few hours later, and she notices the dog has bad breath, then she sees the dog has dirty teeth ….. well, she is not going to be happy with you. But, you were clear – only nails, shampoo, and blow drying – and so you are off the hook. But did it make the customer happy? Not really because you did not deliver anything special to them. You did explain what you would do, but did not deliver the expected product or service – clean teeth.

Which segues us into the next key to success: ALWAYS finish what you start. It may go without saying, but in business you need to complete the task that you have started, and I believe you must always give more than you promise. In other words, you should have at least brushed the dog's front teeth and given him a chew bone to get rid of the bad breath. This way, not only did you complete the tasks you charged for, but you put in a value added item – the tooth brushing without having to be told to do it. This is how you impress a customer and keep them coming back for more – you give more of yourself than they expect and are paying for.

The third element to a successful business is that you must ALWAYS be on time. Well, actually I disagree with this to some extent. I believed that you should be EARLY for all appointments and prepared to go without any delays. In my past articles you may remember my little trick of always keeping my waiting room empty when I was a dentist – I would have my staff swoop down on the patient as they entered the waiting room, not let them wait, and get them directly …

Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy Video

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is considered as a major form of widely adopted psychotherapy which is coupled with the philosophy of living that has been developed in the 1950’s by Albert Ellis. The rational emotive behavioral therapy video is used even today by several therapists to treat emotional pain issues.

REBT is all about the belief that whenever we tend to be upset, it is actually not those events which upset us but those beliefs that makes us feel enraged, depressed and anxious. This particular idea explaining that it is our beliefs which upset us was first coined by Epictetus way back around 2000 years ago.

For every one of us, our ultimate goal in life is to stay happy. It is our normal mentality whether we are alone or with others, we always want to be with others especially with those near and dear ones whose company we thoroughly enjoy. We usually like to have educated and well-informed people around us from whom we get to know a lot. We also like to get a good job which also pays us pretty well. All of us also like to thoroughly enjoy in our leisure hours and refresh ourselves after our work is over.

This is obvious that life does not at all times give us what we want but despite that our ultimate goal is to remain happy even by ignoring the arrows and slings of our very often outrageous fortune. At times when our goals are being blocked by the hit of fortune or due to some other reasons, we tend to react in unhelpful and unhealthy ways.

Explaining the ABC Model

Albert Ellis and REBT video explain about our reaction of having our goals blocked and instead lead us to determine by our beliefs. In order to illustrate the same, Dr. Albert Ellis had built a simple ABC model which teach people on the process of how beliefs can trigger their behavioral and emotional responses. Following is the illustration of the model:

A. Some event happens

B. An individual has a belief regarding the situation

C. Then the concerned individual has an emotional reaction towards that belief

For example:

A. Your boss falsely accuses you of stealing money from her purse and then threatens to fire you from the job

B. Your belief is that she is doing it wrong. She does not have any right to fire you from your job.

C. You then feel very angry.

Now, if your belief is different, the emotional response would be different as well.

A. Your boss falsely accuses you of stealing money from her purse and then threatens to fire you from the job.

B. You then believe that you must not lose your job under any circumstances as it would be unbearable for you.

C. In such a case, you end up feeling anxious.

Thus, it is clearly noticed that in the ABC model, A does not cause C but it is B which causes C. …

Good Hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa is the capital of Ethiopia and it is a major trade, commercial and industrial center. The African Union and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa are headquartered in this large city. It has several tourist attractions, offers many luxury services and is often referred to as ‘the spa capital’ of Africa.

In general, the medical services of Addis Ababa are underdeveloped. Though there are a number of hospitals in the city, most of them lack required facilities and only a select few are able to deliver good medical services.

Leading Hospitals in Addis Ababa

Saint Gabriel General Hospital is a major hospital in Ethiopia. This health care center, with full-fledged outpatient and inpatient departments, is well known for the services of eminent physicians and a dedicated nursing staff. This modern medical center came into existence in 1995 and has introduced many technological innovations to the nation. It has acquired the Century International Quality Award and provides effective clinical and diagnostic services in all main specialties of medicine. The cardiology department has equipment to conduct stress tests, echocardiography and pacemaker implantations. Modern departments for dental care, physiotherapy, and psychiatry are available for patients. The up-to-date surgery department has units in basic specialties and is well known for laparoscopy. With a well-equipped laboratory and radiology department, the hospital offers services to about 21,000 persons annually. Saint Gabriel General Hospital offers healthcare for staff of companies and organizations and has services with English-speaking staff for foreign communities. The emergency center is well equipped with an ambulance and medical evacuation facilities. Warm accommodations are offered in spacious private rooms equipped with modern amenities. Facilities like pharmacy, gift, flower and mother and childcare shops and restaurant are also available. Saint Gabriel General Hospital is a major center for medical training and research in the country. The hospital is currently undergoing an expansion programs. Telephone: 251-1- 62-14-22

Myungsung Christian Medical Center is located at Kebele 11, Addis Ababa is another well-known hospital in the city. The Myungsung Presbyterian Church of Korea founded this modern hospital in 2004. This center is on a 90,000-meter square compound and is better known as the Korean Hospital. It was built in memory of the Ethiopian soldiers who fought in the Korean War. The patient-centered hospital provides some well-known physicians and good health care services in all major areas of medicine at an affordable price. Myungsung Christian Medical Center pioneered neurosurgery and many other surgical procedures in Ethiopia. It provides a 24-hours emergency service unit, laboratories and radiology department. The hospital is an important center for medical training, particularly in surgical procedures. It currently is conducting a $10 million expansion project. Telephone: 629 5421

Swedish Medical Clinic is a notable hospital and is located at W21-k5-House #453 in Addis Ababa. The Swedish government founded this medical facility in 1967 under an agreement with the Ethiopian government. Effective health care services to expatriates and visitors are provided by this clinic at European standards. InDevelop, a Swedish consultancy group, is currently …

The Amazing Healing Power Of Guyabano

What Is Guyabano?

People in the Philippines call this fruit Guyabano while it is called Soursop or Custard Apple in English. This tropical fruit with the scientific name Annona Muricata is also known as Graviola (Portuguese,) Guanábana (Spanish,) Pawpaw (Brazilian) and Corossol (French).

The low-branching, slender, bushy Guyabano tree only grows about 7 to 9 meters and the leaves are large and smooth with a glossy surface. The fruit´s exterior is soft, prickly green and can weigh more than 6 kilograms. They can grow pretty large. It’s flesh has this distinct creamy, pineapple-sour and strawberry-sweet flavour, a fusion that was definitely alien to my taste.

Where Can We Find It?

Guyabano is an exotic fruit found in the islands of the Philippines and some tropical Asian countries, such as Indonesia and Malaysia. This fruit is also found in many countries with high humidity like the South America, the Caribbean, Amazon, the Pacific and Africa.

Medicinal Benefits And Uses

Not just an enjoyable juice, smoothie or sorbet, guyabano can be consumed raw, and has many medicinal and health-giving benefits. Researchers discovered that the extracts from the tree effectively hunts down and kills only the malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including lung, colon, prostate, breast and pancreatic cancer without harming the body’s healthy cells. Unlike chemotherapy, an individual under chemo has to go through a variety of gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, fever, constipation, or even diarrhea during the treatment.

The Leaves:

A concoction of Guyabano leaves added to bathing water can help reduce fever by lowering the body temperature. A poultice of young Guyabano leaves can cure skin eruptions such as eczema, mouth ulcers or herpes and alleviate rheumatism by applying it on the affected area. It can also heal wounds with less chance of scarring because of its antibacterial properties. It also helps lower blood pressure, boosts energy and prevents depression.

The Root And The Bark:

Are used to aid Diabetes by enhancing insulin production and lowering blood sugar levels. It has sedative properties that helps induce a good night sleep. Since it is high in Calcium, it is good for the bones.

The Juice/Pulp:

The fruit is loaded with fiber, it can help lower bad cholesterol, great news for those who want to shed off extra pounds. The juice is an excellent prevention against constipation, liver ailments, urinary tract infection and even haematuria.

The Seeds:

Of course, there’s more inside the Guyabano fruit that should not be discarded. The pulverised seeds can be used an alternative pesticide.

There are more wonders of Guyabano that have been used for ages throughout the world and these are just a few of the biological discoveries.…

Qualities of a Good Baker

Like any other profession, a baker requires certain qualities to qualify as a good baker.

We have consolidated a list of qualities for individuals aspired to be a good baker:

· Passion and good leadership

· Good numerical skills

You will need to measure ingredients, order ingredients that are needed and plan cooking times extensively therefore being good with numbers is an added bonus.

· Creativity

Anyone can bake but to stand out from your competition, the element of creativity is necessary as you are able to offer something different from the crowd.

· Able to work under pressure

Baking is a lot about timing, timing and timing. It is important to grasp the right timing that may cause unnecessary stress. The ability to face the immense amount of stress when the end product does not turn out as expected.

· Good organisational skills

This is essential to keep your ingredients in check and to prevent the kitchen from turning into a warzone every time you bake. Baking can be a tricky thing with so many nitty gritty things to take note of but with good organizational skills, baking will be a breeze.

· Awareness of safety and hygiene rules

Not only should your baking creations taste good, they should also reach strict hygiene standards. You want the people who consume your food to stay safe too. Some countries (especially Singapore) have stringent rules on food safety and hygiene that you should be aware of.

· Reasonable level of physical fitness

As per every job, you need to be physically fit to carry out the job tasks. Baking also consists of carrying heavy trays laden with baking goods and sacks of flour and sugar etc. All these carrying require a fit body to carry out.

· The ability to work in a team

Teamwork is extremely important in a kitchen. You need to be able to work with other people to make beautiful creations on a large-scale. Communication with your team members ensures that things are done efficiently and quickly as well.

· Perceptiveness

This will allow the baker to be sure of the exact mass he/she wants to produce the desired baked goods.

· Time consciousness

This attributes to the ability to carry out and meet orders within the designated time frame.

You need to be able to express your intentions to the people working with you. Clarity is key as one tiny mistake will contribute to the imperfection of the final product.

A baker does not just bake goods but has to take on many different responsibilities. Just like how a teacher does not just teach but has to helm administrative duties, a baker has to learn to work with other people besides just knowing how to bake.…

Healing Properties of Indonesian Spices

It is already well-known that Indonesia’s land is very prosperous for spices. That is why a long time ago it attracted many foreign countries such as China, Arabia, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and the Netherlands to come here to trade or to conquer it. It is also the reason why Indonesian food is rich with spices and herbs such as: ginger, turmeric, different types of galangal, shallots, garlic, nutmeg, cloves. There are also fresh leaf seasonings like lemon grass, lemon basil (known as kemangi), kaffir lime, daun salam (a type of bay leaf), turmeric, etc. And of course chillies. Not only that these spices make the food taste delicious, but they are also part of botanical treasures which are good for medication. As a part of modern medical treatment, people in Indonesia have already used herbs and spices for traditional medicine.

Here some spices among others that can be used for medicine:

– Clove, which is a native spice from Indonesia and used as ingredient in cuisine all over the world, has many beneficial usage especially for medication. According to FAO, Indonesia produced almost 80% of the world’s clove output in 2005 followed at a distance by Madagascar and Tanzania. In India, cloves are used in Ayurveda called Lavang, while in Chinese and western, they use it for an anodyne (painkiller) for dental emergencies. Cloves are also used as a carminative, to increase hydrochloric acid in the stomach and to improve peristalsis. It’s known as natural antihelmintic (drugs that expel parasitic worms (helminths) from the body, by either stunning or killing them). The cloves contain of an essential oil (aetheric oil), also a number of some good chemicals compound. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), clove is one of the most widely used botanical medications in the world. As in Indonesia, this spice has been used for medicine since long time ago. With right measure together with other herbs, cloves can heal toothache, heavy cough, fever because of Malaria, pain during the menstruation and also to solve bad breath problem.

– Ginger is widely used across the country either for cuisine or medication. There’s a special drink in Central Java called ‘Wedang Ronde’ which is made from ginger and peanuts and it’s good for healing a sore throat. Ginger is also good to increase the body stamina, to heal the colds, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness and fever.

– Galangal (Kaempferia galangal), just as ginger, it is also good to increase the body stamina, against bad breath, to heal stomach inflammation, nausea, vomiting and cold.

– Turmeric has lot of benefits for health. Besides widely used as a food coloring and is one of the principal ingredients in curry powder, it is also used for traditional medicines meant to maintain good health and beauty. Turmeric has long been used in medicine as an anti-inflammatory, to treat digestive disorders (stomach upset, gas, abdominal crams) and liver problems, preventing bacterial infection in wounds, and for treating skin diseases and …

Important Things You Can Learn From FDM Rapid Prototyping

Using additive processes 3D printing assists in the creation of three-dimensional objects. The object is created using the fused deposition modeling technique. In this technique, materials are laid down in successive layers until the object is created eventually. FDM rapid prototyping process was developed in the 1980s. It consists of layers of melted plastic laid down by extrusion nozzle. The computer aided software assists the whole process till the product is complete.

Applications in all aspects

Rapid prototyping helps in producing very beautiful and accurate objects. They can be used for a variety of purposes. It is a technology which has an impact on every aspect of our lives, from manufacturing, medicine, architecture, education and art. FDM uses the same thermoplastics found in manufacturing industries.

Benefits of rapid prototyping

Rapid prototyping is used for rapid manufacturing. It is a cheaper alternative. It helps in iterative testing. FDM rapid prototyping uses thermoplastics and polycarbonate among other materials. These materials are suited for their heat resistance properties. They are suitable for aviation and aerospace industries. They are also used in medical applications.

Medical industry

The specialists in the medical field have started to use 3D printing as part of advanced medical techniques. In the field of medical science, 3D printing is used to help in the saving of lives and overall improvement of health. The patients in different parts of the world are getting a feel of improved quality of health care. 3D printing has started to evolve in the field of medical science at a very fast pace. More and more hospitals and clinics all around the globe are making use of 3D printing for prosthetics development.

Aviation industries

The manufacturing sectors have started using 3D printing in the aviation and aerospace industries. 3D printing has been utilized by NASA on several occasions. NASA has printed using laser melting technology. Significant developments are achieved in this field through the use of this technology.

Automotive industry

The automotive industry had adopted 3D printing long time back. However, its use was restricted. It did not apply to high volume prototyping applications. Now, 3D printing is used in automotive industries a bit extensively. From a wide range of verification of design to building models for checking their finishing, it has extended to other functional aspects of the specified industry.

Industrial 3D printing

In the last few years, 3D printing has grown more popular. This technology has reached a broad customer base. Many people are yet to hear about the some of the benefits of 3D printing. Manufacturers were using these printers for traditional research processes. They have now started the use of 3D printers for these purposes. This is known as rapid prototyping.

Used in bioprinting

Layers of cells of living beings are put on a gel and three-dimensional structures are created by biotech firms. The use of 3D printing technology has started growing in this sector.

Bright future of 3D printers

Industry gurus all over the world have predicted that 3D printing will …

Naturopathy Courses – Healing Arts in a Nutshell

Find Naturopathy Courses in the United States and Canada. If you are drawn to the healing arts, then enrolling in one of several naturopathy courses may be the right educational choice for you.

Teaching an ancient and holistic medicine system that facilitates natural healing modalities such as Ayurveda, herbalism, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and environmental medicine – to list a few – naturopathy courses are comprehensively designed for the future naturopathic physician in mind.

Prospective students should carefully examine naturopathy courses as many healing arts schools and universities require a standard prerequisite of at least four years of college or a bachelor's degree. In addition, one must be committed to his / her studies as naturopathy courses are intensive and require a fair amount of deduction and concentration. For example, many of the lessons taught in naturopathy courses are not just about naturopathic medicine theories and philosophies; The first part of most naturopathic educational programs involve in-depth coursework in anatomy, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, histology, physiology, pharmacology and pathology. Additional instruction entails nutritional counseling, manual therapies, and natural remedies (supplements, herbs, macrobiotics, etc.).

Students who enroll in naturopathy courses will learn the principles of naturopathic medicine, which include "First do no harm," "Treat the whole person," and "prevention" – among others. Depending on the individual school and / or region, a number of naturopathy courses may result in either a degree or diploma.

Once students have completed all naturopathy courses , they are eligible * to become licensed naturopathic doctors (NDs). (* Licensing requirements and laws vary in individual states and provinces.) In many regions, graduates must pass a board exam given by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE) to gain licensing.

Although many practitioners may go into private clinics as primary caregivers, a number of naturopathic doctors may seek carers as counselors, professional instruc- tors, and researchers. In addition, as with any healthcare profession, naturopathic practitioners are required to earn continuing education units through a number of naturopathy courses to maintain licensure.

Practicing a natural and complementary healing art, NDs are quickly growing by the numbers as more professional opportunities come available due to the widening public acceptance of alternative medicine.

If you (or someone you know) are interested in finding naturopathy courses, let professional training within fast-growing industries like massage therapy, cosmetology, acupuncture, oriental medicine, Reiki, and others get you started! Explore career school programs near you.

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Some Insight On What It Is Like To Be A Medical Writer And What Skills Are Needed

· Do you find medicine and healthcare subjects interesting?

· Do you enjoy writing in general, and have a good control of written English up to high school level?

· Then you may find medical writing a challenging but rewarding career.

· A a medical writer you may choose to work as a:

– Health columnist for a newspaper, magazine or website

– Publisher of e-books, newsletters, pamphlet, brochures, technical manuals or inserts for healthcare industries

– Healthcare research producer

– Health education material and text book writer

– Medical textbook writer and publisher

– Medical Review book writer and publisher

– A medical education website editor and content provider

The list can go on and on.

· As a medical technical writer, you may choose to go free lance or accept an employment position in healthcare organizations

· The freelance option is for those who have some savings to depend on while growing their clientele. Otherwise the start period could be very stressful financially.

· The information to be put in writing is usually in the form of medical manuscripts from individuals or research organizations in a disorganized manner.

· The information will need to be organized and formatted to meet the standards of various journal or magazine publishing companies.

· An experienced medical writer will be familiar with formats of big organizations like the American Medical Journal.

· When attending interviews a medical writer would need to present a portfolio of properly formatted writings, whether published or unpublished, in hard copy or electronic copy.

· A medical writer must double check content information with the author, and verify spellings and punctuations with quality word processing software, since there is almost zero tolerance for typos or misinformation in medical writing

· Over time a non-medical medical copy writer may take courses in basic medical sciences to qualify them to write original articles or books in hard copy or online

· How much a medical writer makes annually depends on level of education, experience, output quality, and the organization he / she works for. The pharmaceutical companies tend to pay more and, of course, are most demanding.

Medical reporters can earn from as low as $ 35, 000 per year to as high as 80, 000 per year depending of the above factors

· A freelance medical writer may need only high school education and healthcare work experience.

· But employers tend to prefer medical writers who have college degrees in medical writing, technical writing, basic medical sciences, or English language.

· There are many universities and community colleges now offering courses geared towards medical writing. For more information visit http://www.amwa.org …