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Data Shows Drop In Natural Disaster-Related Deaths, Growing Economic Losses; Sen. Murkowski Moves To Halt EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulation

New data from the WHO and the Belgian Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters Deaths and released at the U.N. climate conference show the number of people dying in climate-related disasters has decreased, and that economic losses from natural disasters are growing, Reuters AlertNet reports. "Of 245 disasters in 2009, 224 were weather-related, and those weather disasters accounted for 55 million of the 58 million people affected by disaster around the globe, " according to the new figures, the news service reports. "About 7, 000 people died from weather-related disasters in 2009, a 10-year low, the figures showed. But climate-related disasters accounted for 84 percent of economic losses from disasters, or about $15 billion.

Food is Poisoning Us - P2

There are many causes of food poisoning: Bacteria are responsible for the highest number of outbreaks. 80% of all food poisoning cases are caused by bacteria. Chemicals such as cleaning products, excess additives and preservatives, fuel fumes, strong after shaves/perfumes, agricultural chemicals, pesticides. In 1997 aluminum sulphate was inadvertently dumped into a reservoir in Camelford, Cornwall, UK. Twelve years later many relations of people who have died from Alzheimer's disease, claim that the contamination in 1997 caused their deaths. (Autopsies of Alzheimer victims show a large proportion of aluminum in their brain cells compared to people who have not suffered from dementia).

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Health and Fitness - The Importance of Nutrition in Diet

We need to be aware that we have an inherent genetic requirement for health and fitness that require us to eat right in a balanced way to create favorable physical well being. Unless our diet consists of the right nutrient density with the least amount of toxins we will not achieve optimal health. However, despite our enlightened state due in large part to the constant awareness and emphasis on health, we continue to feed out bodies the wrong foods and store up toxins like it were gold in Fort Knox. When we don't eat right we are filling up on toxins that lead to the chronic diseases that make life miserable for us. When you stick to a nutritious diet you are actually reducing the risk of illnesses like cancer, heart problems, diabetes and stroke.

Diet High In Methionine Could Increase Risk Of Alzheimer's

A diet rich in methionine, an amino acid typically found in red meats, fish, beans, eggs, garlic, lentils, onions, yogurt and seeds, can possibly increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a study by Temple researchers. The researchers published their findings, titled "Diet-induced hyperhomocysteinemia increases Amyloid- formation and deposition in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, " in the journal Current Alzheimer Research "When methionine reaches too high a level, our body tries to protect itself by transforming it into a particular amino acid called homocysteine, " said lead researcher Domenico Pratico, an associate professor of pharmacology in the School of Medicine.

Save Money on Food Costs - Eat Healthier by Investing in a Food Dehydrator Or Food Dryer

The current economic situation along with the ever increasing costs of foods, especially fruits and vegetables make it difficult to eat a healthy diet. One way to solve this particular problem is to buy dried or dehydrated fruits and vegetables in bulk on the internet. Going this route can be expensive. Sliced dehydrated bananas cost $11.00 per 1 gallon container; sliced carrots cost $22.00 per gallon; sliced tomatoes cost $8.00 for an 8 ounce container, $90.00 for 12 pounds. Not a very economical method to eat healthy or to save money. There is, however, a more practical method to eat healthier and to save lots of money at the same time: invest in an Excalibur Dehydrator to preserve and store your own food.

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Food Safety A Priority For School Nutrition Programs

Through strict food safety procedures and employee training, school nutrition programs maintain an excellent food safety record. The School Nutrition Association (SNA) and its members support strong food safety standards and the effective enforcement of those standards. "School meals programs abide by some of the toughest food safety standards in the industry, and our superior food safety record reflects that fact" said School Nutrition Association President Dora Rivas, MS, RD, SNS, and executive director of Food and Child Nutrition Services for the Dallas Independent School District in Texas. "School nutrition professionals take their responsibilities very seriously - they prepare their meals with a focus on safety and nutrition at all times.

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