Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Vitamins work.

The Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Ageing found that taking extra Vitamin B12 and B6, and folic acid slowed shrinkage of the brain by an average of 30 per cent a year in patients with possible early stage dementia.

Folic acid is useful in pregnancy

Ginkgo Biloba is good for memory; especially for elderly people who have memory problems.

Antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, zinc, selenium, folate, L-carnitine and carotenoids can improve male fertility.

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Zinc helps to beat colds

Salmon contains Vitamin D

Research has shown that Vitamin D produces stronger bones and may reduce the risk of getting certain cancers, heart disease and diabetes.

Research suggests that fish oils help mental health - from depression to schizophrenia.

Research suggests that peppermint oil is the best treatment for irritable bowel syndrome.


Ginger is good for an upset stomach, morning sickness and sea sickness.

Vitamin C is good for the speedy healing of wounds.


The University of Maryland has found that garlic helps circulation, reduces cholesterol and blood pressure, slows hardening of the arteries and reduces the risk of cancer.

Japanese research has shown that green tea lowers total cholesterol levels.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012


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Brazil is to build a giant 'hydro electric' dam.

At Voltaire Network, on 18 April 2012, we read about how the giant dam could doom some of the Indians in Brazil.

"In total, some 20 000 to 40 000 Indians will be forced to abandon their habitat by 2015.

"When indigenous peoples are forced off their land, they often end up on the roadside or in overcrowded reserves where violence, malnutrition, disease and suicide are rife, according to the NGO Survival.

"With little immunity to external diseases, the influx of migrants during the construction of the dam puts their lives at risk...

Indian tribe boy

Brazilian indian by Ben Sutherland

"The Amerindians of the Xingu basin are the victims of an economic war since the land on which they live abounds with riches coveted by multinationals, including niobium, a mineral used to develop high-strength steel for the manufacture of pipelines.

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Brazilian indian by carf

"While it is presented as a project intended to supply electricity to the Brazilian population, the mega-dam is actually mainly designed to provide the energy for bauxite mining in the State of ParĂ¡ and its transformation into aluminum for export.

"In other words, the Indians of Brazil are being sacrificed by the Rousseff government in favor of a global speculative economy, the profits of which will not benefit the Brazilians."