Drinking Healthy Drinking Water Though you might not want to admit it to anyone else, you do still confidently drink water right from the tap and you are guilty of feeling safe about it. But drinking water from the bottle is one of the safest form of drinking water and those are what most people would feel the most safe with. So you might be thinking that one of those sources could be safe enough for drinking, well it is not since those two are all from public water sources and they are rather dangerous to drink from. So the thing that you could do best to get the healthiest water that you can is by having a drinking water purification system for your household drinking water. And in fact, drinking water cured by water purification systems are a lot cheaper than the bottled ones as well. Having your own purification system will only entail you to pay for it only once and then the next payments would then be left for your refill cartridges. But with bottled water, you certainly cannot purify them and although you could refill them it could be pretty harmful to drink. Of course you wouldn’t want to pay for expensive water in bottles if you are not even quite sure if they are safe or not. But with the drinking purification system you don’t even have to worry about those kinds of problem. On recent events there has indeed been a lot of debates on whether who should the worldwide water supply belong to and there seems to be no fighting chance for the general public yet. In the end the water supply may end up going into the wrong hands of corporate giants instead of the general public themselves. And sadly, there are already about 10 corporate giants who have owned certain water storages in the world today.
Finding Ways To Keep Up With Deliveries
So now would be a better time than any other to get your very own drinking water purification system just in case the supply of bottled water in the world becomes obsolete and non existent in the future.
Finding Ways To Keep Up With Deliveries
Bottled water could be really dangerous for the environment, which is why it is significantly better for the environment to actually go for the water purification system. The water bottle itself will cost the environment huge damages as compared to the contents of it. So the next time you think of buying bottled waters on a hot day, think of an alternative that will be way better than that in order for you to help the environments as well as yourself.
In late summer 2011, it was cantaloupe from Colorado. This summer, the food item that’s harboring a deadly strand of Listeria monocytogenes is specialty cheese produced in Wisconsin. On Friday, national food retailer Whole Foods Market announced that it is recalling the particular brand of cheese- Crave Brothers Les Freres- that has been implicated in the outbreak. Prior to the recall, it had been sold in at least 30 states and Washington D.C.
The infection has taken the life of one person and hospitalized four others, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported this week. The multi-state outbreak currently involves Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Ohio. No infants or adolescents have been affected thus far as the patients’ age ranges from 31 to 67 years.
Six species of the gram-positive Listeria exist but only one, L. monocytogenes, is able to infect and produce symptoms in humans. Therefore, this is the one to know about when reviewing for the Internal Medicine (ABIM) board exam. In addition to raw vegetables and unpasteurized milk products, leftover beef and poultry have been contaminated in the past. A rare but serious illness, Listeriosis can cause fever, myalgias, diarrhea or other gastrointestinal issues. Complicated cases, especially in the elderly, can involve the central nervous system and lead to meningitis, encephalitis and brain abscess.
As we recall from medical school lectures, some of the most vulnerable patients to be affected by Listeria are pregnant women, who have a 10-fold increased risk of becoming ill. Indeed, one of the infected persons in the recent series of cases was pregnant and unfortunately suffered a miscarriage due to the infection. Like many infections, people at the extremes of age and those with hampered immune systems are especially at risk of acquiring Listeriosis.
The CDC reports that individuals above the age of 65 are four times more likely than others to be infected and often suffer more severe cases. Consistent with the recent outbreak, about 20% of Listeria infections are deadly. Similarly, the 2011 Listeria cantaloupe outbreak sickened 147 and killed 33 people.
Supportive care and replenishing fluid is the mainstay of treatment for Listeria gastroenteritis. However, when systemic symptoms develop suggesting bacteremia, ampicillin for 14 days is the first-line therapy. Brain abscess and meningocephalitis cases can require around 4-6 weeks of antibiotics. In severe cases, gentamicin may be added for the first week of treatment in non-pregnant patients. Read the rest of this entry »
There are lots of unpleasant symptoms to poor digestion, particularly if you eat a lot of meat. As the meat is broken down in the stomach and gut, flatulence inducing gases are produced, leading to unpleasant and embarrassing wind problems. Additionally, things like irritable bowel syndrome and even malnutrition have been associated with poor digestion.
As food is digested, enzymes produced in the body work to break down the peptide bonds in proteins and the bonds in starches and sugars to reduce them to units the body can use. However, a lot of plants have enzymes that can help with this job, and when eaten with meat or taken as a supplement before meat, they can make a significant difference to how well the meat is digested.
What Are Proteolytic Enzymes?
Proteolytic enzymes are the enzymes that specifically work on proteins. Proteins, from a scientific perspective, are chains of amino acids. The amino acids are connected by what are called peptide bonds, and these bonds need to be broken so that the proteins eaten can be converted into new proteins in the body, based on these amino acid building blocks. This is how the steak that you eat can become new muscle tissue in your body. Proteolytic enzymes are the specific group of enzymes that act on peptide bonds and break down proteins in your digestive system.
Papaya and Papain
Proteolytic enzymes are created by the body, but also found in a lot of plants. Papaya has a unique proteolytic enzyme called papain, which is incredibly effective. This means that when papaya is eaten, the papain will work in the stomach and intestine to assist the body in digesting meats and other proteins. Papaya can be eaten as a food in its own right, or can be taken as a supplement if you want to make sure you get the papain in your diet every day without having to incorporate it into every meal. Read the rest of this entry »