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Nutritional Value of Mulberry
  • Carbohydrate (in the form of sugars, mainly glucose and fructose) – 7.8 to 9.2%
  • Protein (with essential amino acids) – 15% to 28%
  • Fatty acids like linoleic, stearic, and oleic acids – 0.4 to0.5%
  • Malic acid, producing sour taste – 1.1 to1.9%
  • Fiber – 0.9 to1.4%
  • Calcium – 1.8 to 2.4%
  • Phosphorus – 0.14 to 0.24%
  • Potassium – 1.90 to 2.87% in leaves, 1.33 to1.53% in young stems
  • Magnesium – 0.47 to 0.63% in leaves, 0.26 to 0.35% in young stems 
Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Mulberry 
  • Mulberry can balance internal secretions and enhance immunity. It promotes proper body fluid production. People suffering from body fluid deficiency could take ten grams of mulberry daily with water.
  • Mulberry is useful for the persons who use their eyes a lot during work. Regular consumption of mulberry strengthens eyesight.
  • Presence of nutritious elements like minerals and vitamins in mulberry helps in curing chronic diseases.
  • Mulberry is helpful for proper gastric juice secretion.
  • Regular use of Mulberry enhances appetite, and also improves the ability for digesting and assimilating.
  • Mulberry could be used to fight problems like chronic gastritis and chronic hepatitis.
  • Regular consumption of mulberry juice would be helpful in curing health problems like anemia, pallor, dizziness, heart-palpitations and insomnia.
  • Persons with graying hair can also get benefited by regular intake of Mulberry. Mulberry juice applied directly on head also promotes healthy growth of hair and blackening.
  • Nutritious value of Mulberry enriches the blood and in the process, soothes the nerves.
  • Mulberry could be helpful in promoting the metabolism of alcohol.
  • Mulberry helps in containing hypertension.
  • Regular intake of Mulberry strengthens body parts like liver and kidney.
  • Mulberry is helpful in treating constipation.
  • Mulberry is instrumental in eliminating abdominal distention.
  • Intake of mulberry juice after any surgery is restorative.
  • Mulberry is helpful in recuperating after long-time sickness.
  • Consumption of Mulberry after childbirth is good for women’s health.
  • Use of Mulberry keeps low cholesterol level in the body.
  • Mulberry can suppress mutagenesis of carcinogens.
  • Regular use of Mulberry prevents cancer of liver.
  • Mulberry is helpful in reducing level of blood sugar.
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By Dr. Maoshing Ni – Posted on Tue, Mar 10, 2009, 4:51 pm PDT

At the arrival of spring it is a natural instinct to cast off the winter blues and feel renewed. It is also a great time to eliminate the toxins that have been burdening your system, leaving you sluggish and fatigued. Make a clean sweep with the 5-step detox listed below!

Why you need to spring clean your body

Your body is naturally equipped with a self-cleaning process. But too much sugar, caffeine, processed foods, stress, and too little exercise can slow the body’s natural detox function to a slow pace. And then your body can’t clean itself when it is put up against the increasing number of harmful and toxic substances in the environment.

Toxins come in many forms: pesticides in produce, formaldehyde in carpets and cosmetics, PCBs from plastic containers, dioxins from bleached paper products, and more. Your body will process and eliminate some of the hordes of chemicals that enter, but overflow gets stored in the liver, lungs, kidneys, fat cells, intestines, blood stream, and skin—which can result in chronic illnesses down the road. When you undergo a detox, you get these toxins out of your system.

How do you know if you need a detox? You know you’re suffering from toxic overload if you are experiencing fatigue, memory decline, difficulty focusing, allergies and infections, irritability, anxiety and depression, difficulty with weight gain and weight loss, muscle and joint pain or weakness, skin rashes and outbreaks, recurrent yeast and fungal infections, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal bloating, and indigestion.

Most people report vast improvement in their symptoms after a detox. At first, you may feel a little fuzzy because of the toxins being released. However, when you stick with it, you will begin to feel more alert, energized, and full of vitality. At-Home Detox Start small! Begin with a one-day program and gradually increase to one week or more.

Here are 5 steps to a daily detox that will gently cleanse your body:

1. Start the Detox Day Right • First thing in the morning, drink one lemon squeezed in 12 ounces of warm filtered water. Lemon activates your liver to release toxins and helps to cleanse and move the roughage that stays behind in your intestines. • Take acidophilus or a probiotic supplement. Acidophilus is one of the many “good” bacteria and yeasts known as the probiotics. Probiotics balance our intestinal functions, helping to break down food and control the “bad” bacteria that is also in your system—all of which optimizes the detoxification process. Always take probiotics on an empty stomach.

2. Your Detox Meals. These meals are designed to jump-start your body into becoming healthier. • Breakfast: Eat oat bran cereal, brown rice, or any other whole grain cereal as long as it is unbleached and does not contain any added sugar or chemicals. Pair with unflavored soy milk. • Lunch or Dinner: Eat any combination of beans, brown rice, oat bran, vegetables, and organic chicken, turkey, or soy-products. When you eat, notice how your food affects you. You should feel satisfied and energized. If you feel tired and sluggish, try eating smaller meals so that you don’t overwhelm your digestion and interfere with the detoxification process.

3. Eat Green to Spring into Health. The green pigment in plants, chlorophyll, is structurally similar to the hemoglobin in the human body—the iron-containing element in blood. It increases red blood cell production and improves oxygenation, detoxification, and circulation. Be sure to eat several servings of fresh green vegetables every day during your detox. Try this super-cleansing broth and juice as a quick way to up your veggie intake. Detox Broth: Add as many of these ingredients as you can into a large pot of filtered water: collards, Swiss chard, kale, mustard greens, cabbage, dandelion, Brussels sprouts, daikon radish, watercress, seaweed, shitake mushrooms, cilantro, garlic, leeks, fresh fennel, anise, fresh ginger, and turmeric. Boil until all ingredients are soft. You can make in a large batch and refrigerate for up to three days. Detox Juice: Juice the following together: Aloe vera juice (which can be found in most health food stores), apples, asparagus, beets (including greens), cabbage, carrot and carrot greens, celery, cucumbers, and parsley. You can also purchase vegetable juice from the store, but be sure that it has no added salt or chemicals.

4. Supplement Your Detox • Take a daily supplement of 1 tablespoon of flax seed oil, walnut oil, or deep-sea fish oil. • Green Tea is a strong antioxidant, and a great beverage choice for your detox. Be sure to drink decaffeinated green tea. • Dandelion and Milk Thistle both protect and restore the liver. According to Chinese medicine, the liver is most active in the detoxification process during spring. • Ginger is a bowel and kidney cleanser. Make yourself tea from fresh ginger root during your detox. A popular herbal formula among my patients is Internal Cleanse, a special combination of natural herbs to detoxify, calm nerves, clear the mind, promote emotional balance, and ease digestion.

5. Take an Invigorating Herbal Soak. Soak for 20 minutes in a revitalizing herbal bath. Help draw out toxins by infusing your bath water with eucalyptus, wintergreen, peppermint, fennel, cinnamon, and epsom salts. Spring may be the best time to cleanse your body, but you don’t have to wait until spring to start. Detoxification and cleansing is a healthy maintenance program for all seasons. May you stay healthy, live long, and live happy! -Dr. Mao

http://health.yahoo.com/experts/drmao/17381/5-step-detox-to-revitalize-you/

A single eight-ounce glass of prune juice offers 12% of the daily-recommended allowance for fiber. It’s no secret fiber is one of the most important factors for maintaining a healthy digestive system. Surprisingly, few people understand how prune juice affects the digestive system.

Structure of the Digestive System

The digestive system is composed of five major organs — the gallbladder, intestines, liver, pancreas, and stomach. These organs work together to ensure the nutrients from food are broken down and transported into the bloodstream where they transfer into various cells.

Digestion begins with chewing. The saliva in your mouth mixes with the food you eat and begins to break it down into smaller particles. In your stomach, those particles mix with digestive enzymes coming from the liver (bile), gallbladder (bild), and the pancreas (insulin). These enzymes turn the particles into a liquid that can be absorbed into the bloodstream. Any left over matter travels through the intestines and eventually is passed as a bowel movement.

An Unhealthy Digestive System

If your digestive system is operating poorly, your body can’t receive the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. Some signs of poor digestion include constipation, excessive gas, heartburn, and stomachaches. To keep your digestive system performing well, it’s essential to follow a high fiber diet and to stay hydrated.

Improving Digestive Health

These simple tips can increase your digestive system’s overall health:

  • Avoid stress
  • Exercise daily
  • Stop rushing through meals
  • Cut back on excess sugar and fats
  • Abstain from alcohol in any form
  • Drink at least sixty-four ounces of purified water daily
  • For more flavor, stick to decaf tea and 100% organic juice instead of colas

Proper hydration keeps organs running like hand-built Italian sports cars (well, maybe not that perfectly but pretty good). A single glass of organic prune juice provides your organs with additional fluid and also bestows many nutritional benefits.

Benefits of Prune Juice

Benefits of Prune Juice

Pure prune juice is rich in fiber, antioxidants, and potassium—a necessary component in maintaining a healthy heart rhythm. Prune juice contains more antioxidants (nutrients purported to slow the aging process) than blueberries. These antioxidants help cells work their best and are able to absorb nutrients readily.

Nutrients in organic prunes supporting digestive function include:

  • Calcium – Assists the body in processing carbohydrates, fat, and protein
  • Copper – Helps convert carbohydrates into energy
  • Iron – Helps regulate the flow of oxygen to cells and organs
  • Magnesium – Boosts enzymes for breaking down carbohydrates
  • Niacin – Aids the body in processing sugars and fats
  • Pantothenic Acid – Assists the body in metabolizing nutrients
  • Phosphorus – Helps balance the metabolism
  • Potassium – Regulates the balance of fluid and essential minerals
  • Selenium – Keeps cells healthy so they can absorb nutrients
  • Sodium – Regulates the flow of fluids throughout cells
  • Thiamin – Converts carbohydrates into energy
  • Vitamin A – Helps the body manufacture healthy cells
  • Vitamin B6 – Helps convert protein, fats, and carbohydrates into energy
  • Vitamin C – Aids the body in healing damaged tissue and cells
  • Vitamin E – An important antioxidant assisting with cell regeneration
  • Zinc – Helps convert protein, fats, and carbohydrates into energy

Fiber is also an important component of prunes, though not a nutrient. Prunes are replete with insoluble fiber, which serves a few important functions. First, this fiber soaks up huge amounts of water. Water normally gathers in your intestines, causing waste to be passed easily and quickly through the eliminatory system.

Constipation can prevent the digestive system from working effectively, so prune juice acts as an agent in preventing constipation so things keep flowing smoothly. Second, the insoluble fiber found in prunes feeds the helpful bacteria within your intestines. By increasing the helpful bacteria, the disease-causing bacteria are driven out. In fact, a link exists between increased fiber consumption and the prevention of colon cancer. This factor alone should be reason enough for you to drink a little prune juice every day!

Your pancreas helps produce insulin needed to maintain proper blood sugar levels. Evidence proves prune juice can help stabilize blood sugar levels. The soluble fiber within prunes lengthens the time it takes for food to leave the stomach. This slows down the rush of glucose into the circulatory system after a meal, preventing spikes in blood sugar levels. Many nutritionists believe prunes can play a part in decreasing the incidences of Type II Diabetes.

Prunes have gained a rather negative reputation throughout the years as being just for constipated old folks. Sadly, this connotation has overshadowed prunes’ true benefits. A prune is really nothing more than a dried plum; and prune juice is a form of plum juice that has gone through a distillation process. Many people find the syrupy taste of the juice to be off-putting, but some versions provide a tarter flavor that even kids seem to enjoy. Therefore, you can partake of the benefits of prunes without giving up the flavor of fresh plums if that encourages you to consume this healthful snack.

http://www.colon-cleanse-constipation.com/prune-juice.html

Designer bags, designer jeans, designer gowns…and now — designer vaginas!? That’s right, ladies, designer vaginas are the hottest new plastic surgery trend.

Previously, when a woman was unhappy with her appearance, she simply had to grin and bear it. However, thanks to plastic surgery and the latest advances in medical science, a woman can now alter and “improve” almost every part of her body — including her vagina. Indeed, there are now many cosmetic procedures that can modify every aspect of a woman’s genitals.

Vaginal rejuvenation, a procedure in which a woman’s vaginal muscles are tightened, is usually performed on women who have experienced vaginal changes after giving birth. There is also labiaplasty, a procedure in which a woman’s labia can be reduced and restructured. Other vaginal surgeries include: G-spot amplification (a procedure in which collagen is injected into the G-spot in order to “plump up” this vaginal hot spot) and revirginization (a procedure in which a membrane is constructed across a woman’s vagina in order to re-create the illusion of virginity).

So what do ob/gyns and medical professionals think of these procedures? Many of them are wary of these vaginal “enhancements.” Here’s what the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists has to say: “These procedures are not medically indicated, and the safety and effectiveness of these procedures have not been documented.”

Indeed, like all medical procedures, these cosmetic surgeries come with a risk. Not only are they expensive, but women who undergo these types of vaginal surgeries risk infection, scarring, decreased sensation, and pain during intercourse. That is a hefty price to pay, particularly for a surgery which is not medically necessary!

In my own research, I have discovered the detrimental effects that poor genital self-image can have on a woman’s sex life.  Through a comprehensive survey performed at the Berman Center, I found that women who were unhappy with the appearance of their vaginas were also more likely to be unhappy with their sex lives and sexual functions. And while I wish every woman could love the appearance of her vagina, I am not sure that these risky and expensive vaginal procedures are a good idea for everyone.

The truth is that no two vaginas look alike. There is not one “perfect” vagina for women to emulate. All vaginas differ in size, coloring and structure, and that is completely healthy and normal. More importantly, there are many types of vaginal exercises, such as Kegels, which can strengthen and tighten the pelvic floor — no surgery required. In some situations, vaginal surgeries are necessary (such as in cases of car accidents or physical trauma), but in most cases there is no need for a woman to undergo such invasive procedures.

Women have always had complicated relationships with their vaginas. We worry about odor, pubic hair, labia, and menstruation. Some of us go to extreme lengths in attempt to “design” the perfect vagina. But the reality is this: Vaginas are already perfect. Don’t believe me? Ask the nearest man!

So you tell me, readers: What do you think about designer vaginas?

The Art of Intimacy
by Dr. Laura Berman a Yahoo! Health Expert for Sexual Health & STDs

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Police are warning all men who frequent clubs, parties and local pubs to be alert and stay cautious when offered a drink from any woman.

Many females use a date rape drug on the market called “Beer”. The drug is found in liquid form and available anywhere. It comes in bottles, cans, from taps and in large “kegs”.

“Beer” is used by female sexual predators at parties and bars to persuade their male victims to go home and have sex with them.

A woman needs only to get a guy to consume a few units of “Beer” and then simply ask him home for no strings attached sex.

Men are rendered helpless against this approach. After several “Beers”, men will often succumb to the desires to perform sexual acts on women whom they would never normally be attracted.

After drinking “Beer”, men often awaken with only hazy memories of exactly what happened to them the night before, often with just a vague feeling that “something bad” occurred.

At other times, these unfortunate men are swindled out of their life’s savings, in a familiar scam known as “a relationship.” In extreme cases, the female may even be shrewd enough to entrap the unsuspecting male into a longer-term form of servitude and punishment referred to as “marriage”.

Men are much more susceptible to this scam after “Beer” is administered and sex is offered by the predatory females.

Please forward this warning to every male you know. If you fall victim to this “Beer” and the women administering it, there are male support groups where you can discuss the details of your shocking encounter with similarly affected like-minded guys. For the support group nearest you, just look up “Golf Courses” in the phone book.

Men

1. All men are extremely busy.

2. Although they are so busy, they still have time for women.

3. Although they have time for women, they don’t really care for them.

4. Although they don’t really care for them, they always have one around.

5. Although they always have one around them, they always try their luck with others.

6. Although they try their luck with others, they get really pissed off if the woman leaves them.

7. Although the woman leaves them they still don’t learn from their mistakes and still try their luck with others.

Women

1. The most important thing for a woman is financial security.

2. Although this is so important, they still go out and buy expensive clothes and stuff.

3. Although they always buy expensive clothes, they never have something to wear.

4. Although they never have something to wear, they always dress beautifully.

5. Although they always dress beautifully, their clothes are always just “an old rag”.

6. Although their clothes are always “just an old rag”, they still expect you to compliment them.

7. Although they expect you to compliment them, when you do, they don’t believe you.


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