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A ‘genius’ food — nuts!

Some foods are “genius foods” in terms of nutrition, and one of the smartest foods around is nuts. All nuts! Nuts are a ‘combination food’ — they’re a good source of the three major nutrients — protein, carbohydrate, and healthy fats — plus they contain micronutrients — minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, all in one nugget. […]

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Can those new veggie burgers give men breasts?

By Tim Carmen James Stangle, a doctor of veterinary medicine in South Dakota, has sounded the alarm on the Impossible Whopper, which, he says, contains so much estrogen that the mock-meat burger could grow breasts on men who wolf down too many of the Burger King sandwiches. In a recent report for Tri-State Livestock News, Stangle crunches […]

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Iceland’s comprehensive Covid-19 testing program shows the world how it should be done

By Tara John There’s a lot about Iceland that other countries could envy: Its spectacular natural surroundings, its place among the world’s happiest countries, and, now, its large-scale testing for the novel coronavirus, which could influence how the world understands the outbreak. Experts have said comprehensive testing is key to controlling coronavirus, and creating a more accurate […]

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How can you not see it?

I hesitated to write this column because so many people are suffering and dying from the coronavirus. And it didn’t seem right to place blame on someone with that as the backdrop. But it’s time for someone to yell and say, “Hey! Get your heads out of your asses and see this man for who […]

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Covid-19: How long do we need to stay home?

By Jaime Moreno  In Ecuador, it is important to comply with the stay-at-home order until the government announces changes, which will be based on a review of data by the country’s health authorities. This quarantine will be at least until April 20, 2020. On that date, the Ecuadorian data will have to be reviewed to […]

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Yoga is the answer for exercise at home. Get started today!

Until recently, you’d find me walking on the Rio Tomebamba early, at about 6:30 a.m. I’d power walk, using my walking sticks to “pump it up.” But now, when river walking is out and all I have are stairs in my edificio, I’ve discovered again the benefits of one of the best activities known to […]

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Fake coronavirus stories are everywhere

By Jack Goodman Whether it’s a post on your uncle’s account or an image your friend forwarded, fake coronavirus stories seem to be everywhere. To help, BBC teams are verifying and fact-checking the latest and most widely-seen examples of fake and misleading information. A fake Bill Gates message A long message attributed to Bill Gates, […]

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All my relations

Hello. It’s Markku Sario again, sitting in for Robert Bradley, who is thankfully out of the hospital but is still very much in recovery from his painful knee surgery. The Covid-19 news has been dominating all the media outlets with gloom and doom for a depressingly long time. Believe it or not, I think there […]

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Indigenous people from Otavalo and Cotacachi use native plants to disinfect their communities

By José Luis Rosales With a compound of eucalyptus, verbena, ruda, marco, izu and uchu jiwa (chili pepper), the 21 communities and neighborhoods of Ilumán parish in Otavalo Canton, are disinfected. It is an alternative to stop the expansion of Covid-19. In this area, cohabited by indigenous and mestizos, these plants are known for their […]

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Indulgent desserts that won’t pack on the pounds!

As reported in Interesting Engineering, in response to being cooped up at home, many are “stress eating.” In addition to toilet paper and canned goods, they’re stocking up on comfort foods like chocolate, ice cream, chips, and dips. They report that on Twitter, “people are posting their indulgences, with Yahoo! news reporting one user, Chiara, […]

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Foods you can freeze, and those you should you never freeze

By Rachel Hosie Roughly one third of all the food produced for human consumption across the world is wasted every year. This equates to approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food being thrown away – which is a cost to the environment and our bank accounts. But one incredibly helpful tool in the crusade against food waste is […]

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