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Amazing frozen lemons

 

Amazing frozen lemons 
All it is…..is a frozen lemon


Many professionals in restaurants and eateries are using or consuming the entire lemon and nothing is wasted. How can you use the whole lemon without waste?


Simple.. place the washed lemon in the freezer section of your refrigerator. Once the lemon is frozen, get your grater, and shred the whole lemon (no need to peel it) and sprinkle it on top of your foods. 


WHERE TO SPRINKLE ?  

Sprinkle it to your vegetable salad, ice cream, soup, cereals, noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, sushi, fish dishes, whisky…. the list is endless.


All of the foods will unexpectedly have a wonderful taste, something that you may have never tasted before.  Most likely, you only think of lemon juice and vitamin C. Not anymore. 

Now that you’ve learned this lemon secret, you can use lemon even in instant cup noodles.

What’s the major advantage of using the whole lemon other than preventing waste and adding new taste to your dishes?

WHAT MAJOR ADVANTAGE YOU HAVE BEEN MISSING ?  

Well, you see lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself.  And yes, that’s what you’ve been wasting.


But from now on, by following this simple procedure of freezing the whole lemon, then grating it on top of your dishes, you can consume all of those nutrients and get even healthier. 


WHAT DOES THE  LEMON PEELS DO IN YOUR BODY ?  

It’s also good that lemon peels are health rejuvenators in eradicating toxic elements in the body.


So place your washed lemon in your freezer, and then grate it on your meal every day. It is a key to make your foods tastier and you get to live healthier and longer! That’s the lemon secret! Better late than never, right? The surprising benefits of lemon!
 
Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells. It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy. 


Why do we not know about that? Because there are laboratories interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits.

You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her know that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease. Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the horrific effects of chemotherapy.

How many people will die while this closely guarded secret is kept, so as not to jeopardize the beneficial multimillionaires large corporations?

As you know, the lemon tree is known for its varieties of lemons and limes.

You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, etc… It is credited with many virtues, but the most interesting is the effect it produces on cysts and tumours.


This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types. Some say it is very useful in all variants of cancer. It is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms, it regulates blood pressure which is too high and an antidepressant, combats stress and nervous disorders.
  The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says that after more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that It destroys the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas… 
The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used chemotherapeutic in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells. 


And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon extract only destroys malignant cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells.
 
So, give those lemons a good wash, freeze them and grate them. Your whole body will love you for it!!!!! 

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What is Leptospirosis.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects both humans and animals. Humans become infected through direct contact with the urine of infected animals or with a urine-contaminated environment. The bacteria enter the body through cuts or abrasions on the skin, or through the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose and eyes. Person-to-person transmission is rare.

In the early stages of the disease, symptoms include high fever, severe headache, muscle pain, chills, redness of the eyes, abdominal pain, jaundice, haemorrhages in the skin and mucous membranes, vomiting, diarrhoea, and rash.

Description

  • Leptospirosis is acquired through direct or indirect contact with the urine of an infected animal. The spirochete most commonly enters through abrasions in the skin or through the conjunctiva
  • The principal source of infection in humans is the rat, although other sources include dogs, livestock, rodents, and other wild animals
  • The incubation period is usually 7 to 13 days but can range from 2 to 26 days
  • Two syndromes occur: anicteric leptospirosis, which is typically self-limiting and consists of a septicemic phase and an immune phase, and icteric leptospirosis (Weil disease), which is characterized by severe jaundice, liver failure, and renal failure and may be fatal, with mortality rates ranging from 5% to 40%
  • Disease onset is abrupt, and the anicteric illness is typically biphasic, with an acute leptospiremic phase followed by an immune-mediated leptospiruric phase
  • Neonatal infections can occur

Epidemiology

Incidence and prevalence:

  • The incidence of leptospirosis in the U.S. overall is 0.05 cases per 100,000 persons, with an incidence of 12.8 cases per 100,000 persons in Hawaii
  • The frequency of infection is variable because there is considerable geographic variation; in some developing countries, 80% of the population shows serologic evidence of infection
  • A higher frequency of infection is seen in persons with occupations known to be associated with increased risk; approximately 15% of veterinary workers and slaughterhouse workers show serologic evidence of infection

Demographics:

  • Infection usually occurs in adolescents or young adults and is more common in men (male-to-female ratio of 4:1), possibly because of greater participation in high-risk occupations or recreational activities; peak incidence is in men aged 30 to 39 years
  • Leptospirosis is seen worldwide, except in the polar regions; human infection is endemic in most temperate and tropical climates, with peak occurrence during the summer months or after periods of high precipitation. In the U.S., most cases are reported in the Southern and Pacific coastal states, but Hawaii consistently reports more cases than any other state
  • Epidemics in developing countries are associated with exposure to flood waters during the rainy season
  • Occupational groups that have been identified as being at increased risk for leptospirosis include slaughterhouse workers, sewage workers, veterinary workers, farmers, and military personnel
  • Leptospirosis is up to 10 times more common among people living in rural areas compared with those living in urban areas, although urban dwellers who live in rat-infested environments or areas disrupted by war are also at risk

Causes and risk factors

Cause:

  • Infection with spirochetes of the genus Leptospira

Risk factors:

  • Occupational factors: farmers (described in sugarcane, rice, and fish farmers), sewage workers, slaughterhouse workers, veterinary surgeons, field workers, and military personnel are at greatest risk
  • Recreational factors: swimming, windsurfing, and other recreational activities that may result in contact with contaminated water or soil
  • Household exposure: direct contact or exposure to soil contaminated with urine from domesticated livestock, pet dogs, or infected rodents

Screening

Not applicable.

Primary prevention

Summary approach

  • Because a vaccine for humans is not available in most countries, prevention revolves around reducing exposure, either by avoiding situations that pose risk or by the use of protective clothing, disinfection practices, rodent control measures, and immunization of livestock
  • Among persons at high risk, immunization programs have proven effective in some areas of Asia and Europe, and doxycycline prophylaxis has been studied

Population at risk

  • Slaughterhouse workers
  • Sewage workers
  • Veterinary workers
  • Farmers
  • Military personnel

Preventive measures

  • Protective clothing (rubber boots, gloves, goggles) should be worn when exposure is unavoidable
  • In applicable settings, surfaces and equipment should be disinfected
  • Rodent control measures are important in settings where they can be effectively applied
  • Immunization of livestock may reduce some occupational exposures, but available veterinary vaccines are not fully protective, and frequent boosters are required
  • Doxycycline prophylaxis has been studied for use in persons at high risk, but data are insufficient to make a recommendation

Evidence

  • A randomized, controlled trial (RCT) comparing doxycycline versus placebo for the prevention of leptospirosis during a seasonal outbreak in an endemic area found no significant difference between groups in terms of infection rate, but doxycycline significantly reduced the rate of clinical illness in those who were infected.[1]Level of evidence: 1
  • A systematic review identified three RCTs evaluating the use of doxycycline for the prevention of leptospirosis, two of which involved preexposure prophylaxis. Pooled data showed no statistically significant difference in the rates of serologically confirmed infection between participants who received prophylaxis and those who did not.[2]Level of evidence: 1

https://www.clinicalkey.com/topics/infectious-disease/leptospirosis.html

 

China halts import of New Zealand milk powder because of botulism bacteria

China halts import of New Zealand milk powder because of botulism bacteria

By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux
August 5, 2013 –

(CNN) — China has halted imports of some New Zealand milk powders after a company disclosed that three batches of an ingredient used in sports drinks and baby formula tested positive for a strain of bacteria that causes botulism.

The New Zealand-based Fonterra Group said Saturday that three batches of its whey protein tested positive for the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Those batches weren’t for use in Fonterra-branded products, but they said companies that used the whey protein in their products might issue recalls.

Fonterra, the world’s largest dairy exporter, said it had warned companies that bought the whey protein about the problem. “As a result, these customers are urgently investigating whether any of the affected product, which contains a strain of Clostridium, is in their supply chains,” the company said.

Three of those clients have told Fonterra that their products are safe.

“Our technical teams have been working closely this weekend with Coca-Cola, Wahaha and Vitaco and have established that the process used to manufacture their products would kill the bacteria that was in the affected whey protein concentrate,” Gary Romano, Fonterra’s managing director of NZ Milk Products.

But China — where at least six babies died from tainted milk powder in 2008 — has halted all imports of New Zealand milk powders from New Zealand and Australia, New Zealand’s Trade Minister Tim Groser said in an interview on television network TVNZ on Sunday.

But in an update on its website, the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries clarified that Chinese authorities had suspended imports of Fonterra-produced Whey Powder and Dairy Base powder, while also increasing inspection and supervision of New Zealand dairy products.

“China has not closed the market to all New Zealand dairy products,” the ministry said. “And it has also been quite specific about the range of Fonterra products which it has temporarily suspended.”

Dairy is a key industry in New Zealand, making up about 3% of its GDP.

The Trade Ministry said Australia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Vietnam also imported the product.

Botulism can be fatal, with symptoms typically beginning within 36 hours of consuming contaminated food. The infection can result in paralysis and respiratory failure, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

In the 2008 scandal, milk powder was contaminated with melamine, a chemical commonly used in laminates, wood adhesives and flame retardants that can be used to mimic high-protein additives. Chinese authorities arrested more than 18 people and executed two in the contamination scandal, which saw thousands sickened in addition to the infant deaths.

The company involved, Sanlu Group, was partially owned by Fonterra. Sanlu group later filed for bankruptcy.

Two years later, a Fonterra-supplied company in China faced scrutiny over claims that their milk powder led to premature sexual development in infant girls. At the time, Fonterra said it remained “100% confident about the quality of its products.”

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/04/world/asia/china-botulism-milk-powder