IRON DEFICIENCY ANAEMIA

Iron-rich foodsDo you get enough iron from your diet? If not, liver red meat, green vegetables, nuts and seeds are good dietary sources of iron. And if you often feel tired, short of breath or you feel you heart beating faster inside your chest go for check up from your doctor. If friends commented you look unusually pale iron deficiency anaemia, is the world’s most common nutritional disorder in UK, common among young women. Analysis by the government’s Scientific Advisory Committee Nutrition (SACN) on iron and health in 2011 indicated 21% of women aged between 19 and 34 had below recommended level ferritin of iron is stored in the body. I recently suggested to a friend with the symptoms to get herself checked out by her GP. A blood test revealed she was so anaemic it was surprising she could still walk upstairs. A few iron tablets sorted her out. It’s worth adding that you should talk to your GP if you’re considering taking them – you might not need them and your symptoms could be caused by something else. The body can’t produce iron, so you have to get it in your diet whether through foods that naturally contain it or those fortified with iron, such as white bread and breakfast cereal. The problem is not all of iron is in a form you can actually absorb.Trust Me teamTo get iron from food eat leafy green vegetables raw, steamed, but do lightly boil your spinach. Eat or the fruit juice containing vitamin C with meals And a fermented bread is best for ealth. The Trust Me I’m a Doctor asked nutrition scientist Prof Paul Sharp, from King’s College London, to find the foods you should be eating to boost iron levels naturally. Red meat is rich in the sort of iron bodies find easy to absorb but these days many people are either cutting back on red-meat consumption or cutting it out altogether. And there are good sources of iron in dark-green leafy vegetables, such as kale and spinach, and pulses, such as peas and lentils. The problem is you don’t absorb as much iron from plant sources as you do from red meat. Then, there is the iron you can get from fortified bread and breakfast cereals, though again it is not always in a very absorbable form. To demonstrate this, a neat party trick is to grind up the cereal, add some warm water and you can actually use a magnet to draw the iron filings out of the mush. Wait for your coffee. How you prepare your food and what you drink with it can change how much iron you absorb. To demonstrate this, Prof Sharp carried out experiments to mimic human digestion. The tests mimicked the effect of the enzymes involved in digesting food and the chemical reaction that occurs in human gut cells to show how much iron would be absorbed. Prof Sharp showed that if you drink orange juice with your fortified breakfast cereal you absorb much more iron than when eating the cereal on its own – because orange juice contains vitamin C, makes it easier to absorb iron from food. Disappointingly, if you drink coffee with your morning bowl of cereal, then that will mean you absorb significantly less iron.CabbageRaw cabbage anyone? According to Prof Sharp, it’s because coffee is full of chemicals called polyphenols that are very efficient at binding to the iron and making that iron less soluble. So, if a fortified cereal is your breakfast of choice, then having a small glass of orange juice or an orange will help increase your iron uptake. You might also want to consider postponing your morning coffee until at least 30 minutes after you’ve eaten.But what if you prefer getting your iron from more natural sources? Raw cabbage is a good source of available iron but we found that steaming it lessened the amount of available iron while boiling reduced it even further. That’s because, like oranges, cabbage is rich in vitamin C – and when you boil it, the vitamin C is released into cooking water. If you want to get the maximum nutrients from your cabbage, eat it raw (an acquired taste) or steam it. The same is true of other veggies that contain both iron and vitamin C, such as kale, broccoli, cauliflower and watercress. But, strangely enough, spinach is completely different. We found that when we boiled the spinach, it actually released 55% more “bioavailable” iron than when eaten raw. Prof Sharp says: “Spinach has compounds, called oxalates, and they basically trap the iron. “When we cook spinach, the oxalate is released into the cooking water, and therefore the iron that remains will be more available for absorption.” Finally, what about the bread? We found the best bread for delivering iron was sourdough bread. That’s because wheat contains a chemical called phytic acid that slows down iron absorption by body. When sourdough bread is made, the fermentation process breaks down the phytic acid so the iron that remains is more available for absorption. There are more diet tips on the Trust Me website.

Trust Me I’m a Doctor continues on BBC Two on Wednesday, September 12, at 20:00

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VEGAN FOOD BEYOND MEAT

The Vegan BEYOND MEAT founder Ethan Brown wants people to eat less meat for healthy eating to save environment. BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leaders in the world. This week Ethan Brown, the boss and founder of vegan food company Beyond Meat is featured. Ethan Brown’s 12 year old son eats a burger almost every day. It may not sound like a diet a parent would want for their child, but Mr Brown has no concerns, because the burger patties come from his own company, Beyond Meat. And they are made entirely from plants. “My son gets clean protein and no cholesterol,” he says. “He’s growing like crazy right now so I want him to have that protein.” Mr Brown says he is on mission to redefine the word “meat.” The 40-something’s Los Angeles-based business makes vegan burger patties, chicken strips and sausages from plant proteins. They are formulated to mimic the taste, texture and look of beef, chicken and pork.A Beyond Burger pack being picked off a shelfBeyond Meat asks supermarkets to stock Beyond Meat Burgers next to their packs of meat. Stocks of the company’s flagship Beyond Burger product quickly sold out after launch in the US in 2016, helped by a positive article in the New York Times. And more than 25 million Beyond Burgers have been sold and this summer the company launched product in UK and also mainland Europe. Their High-profile investors are Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Twitter founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. “There’s no mystery to meat,” says Mr Brown. “It’s amino acids, lipids, trace minerals and water. “And if you can deliver those four things in same blueprint or architecture as muscle – why can’t that be called meat?”Cattle on a ranch in KansasMr Brown is concerned about effects of environmental impact farming animals has causing ozone methane gas and the amount of resources used per cattle. So before launching Beyond Meat in 2009, Mr Brown worked in alternative energy sector as a hydrogen fuel cell developer. While he liked that work because of its potential for lowering vehicle emissions he decided to make bigger contribution to society focusing on trying to reduce the environmental impact livestock has on the planet. He also wants people to eat less meat for animal welfare and the health issues. Mr Brown set up Beyond Meat, and began researching how you can use plant materials to replicate the composition of the proteins and fats in meat. Getting in touch with scientists at the University of Missouri who were doing research on plant-based meat substitutes, he began working with them on creating a viable product.A Beyond Meat patty in a burgerBeyond Burger uses beetroot extract to give it a blood-like colour. Put together by the best scientists on this [challenge], Mr Brown says. He understands meat more than anyone else in the world, so and build it bit by bit using plants.” Mr Brown spent all his savings on venture, raised money from family and friends. “I truly begged family members,” he says. “It’s amazing what do to make it work.” The first product Mr Brown and the team of scientists came up with was Beyond Chicken Strips. After repeatedly phoning grocery Whole Foods, “almost to the point of indecent behaviour”, he says he managed to get a meeting that resulted in the store stocking product from 2013. However, Mr Brown wasn’t happy with the early recipes. “We got the vegetarians by the droves, but we didn’t get the mainstream consumer,” he says. “We had to go back to the drawing board.” Team of biochemists, biophysicists and biomedical scientists got to work on making products even closer to real meat. With improving the formulations Mr Brown says the biggest challenge is people to stop thinking of it “fake meat.” I would never call it that,” he says. A mobile phone is not a fake phone it’s better phone than landline so people need to think about it this way. The best-selling Beyond Burger patties “bleed” like beef burgers, thanks to the addition of beetroot juice. They include pea protein, coconut oil, potato starch, and the company asks supermarkets to stock them beside the raw beef products by chilled counters. The product is now stocked by 8,000 supermarkets across US, and in thousands of the country’s restaurants. In the UK it is served at burger chain Honest Burger. It was also due to be on sale at supermarket chain Tesco from last month, but that has now been delayed until later in the year. Beyond Meat says it’s because it was struggling to keep up with existing demand, both in the US and overseas.UK chain Honest Burger's Beyond BurgerUK chain Honest Burger sells the burger made Beyond Meat’s patty. Consumers are coming round to the notion of plant-based meat substitutes that aim to look and taste like the real thing. More than a quarter of Britons (26%) say they find idea of products appealing, according to research group Mintel.“So this company Beyond Meat is in a strong position to capitalise on current interest in limiting meat intake,” says Mintel’s UK food and drink research director Kiti Soininen. So just how good does company’s products taste? A trawl of online food blogs show reviews are mostly positive. While some reviewers say burgers taste unnervingly like real beef, others say they definitely don’t. While Beyond Meat has many rivals, including US start-up Impossible Meat and the UK’s Moving Mountains, Mr Brown says that Beyond Meat is struggling to keep up with demand. “We are trying as hard as we can to catch up,” he says. The company, started with 10 people operating from a kitchen in a former hospital, now employs 200.An Impossible BurgerA number of other companies make vegan burger patties that replicate beef as closely as possible, as this offering is from Impossible Burger. And it has just opened its second production facility in Columbia, Missouri, which it says will create a further 250 jobs. In addition, it has launched a new research lab in Los Angeles. This expansion is been funded by external investment in the business that now totals $72m (£56m). Mr Brown won’t reveal the stake he retains in the company, but calls it “decent share.” Mr Brown, who spent his childhood outside Washington DC, says he approaches his every working day like an athletic event eating well, exercising and meditating. At work, he admits, his focus is intense, and there’s “not much chitchat time.” “I tell my son this all the time,” You ‘re not going to get extraordinary outcome if you don’t put an extraordinary amount of work in.”

STOP EATING IN THE DREAM

1011780God told Peter to kill and eat in a dream as a message to teach him all people are acceptable to God to be saved. In Acts 10 : 1-11:18: God  gave meaning of a vision of eating animals in a dream to change Peters attitude toward others. So Peter’s vision is seen as God’s permission to eat any food or animals which it is not. It is a variety of food symbol meant change faulty thinking towards people of four corners of the whole world. Eating at a table set by God with Moses and the 70 elders of Israel is Holy and worthy so imparted with the Spirit and Power of God’s Anointing to lead and to prophecy in Numbers 11:16-30. Seventy Elders are now around God’s throne in Heaven. In response to Moses’ prayer for help, God appoints seventy elders, put in charge so the LORD gave meat to eat. Gospel of Jesus Christ is full of many occasions of feeding thousands of followers. On the other hand there are problems with eating in dreams at the table of those who are evil so ensure victory over the enemy. No matter food prepared in the dream it is demonic processed food. The Bible used food to teach Peter to renew his mind so the devil copies God to use food in dreams for witchcraft. A person eating from evil source in dream cannot be victorious over enemies. It is clear to have total victory over eating in dream, you must overcome problem of tactic of the devil in this end-times. God supplies food to feed and satisfy the stomach of Christians with shining glory. Eating in evil dream initiates into witchcraft pollutes, contaminates and manipulates to bewitch a person to cause setbacks or and failure at the edge of breakthrough. Just as Peter manifested vision in dream into reality so problems enter a person from the devil to capture glory of people through process of eating in the dreams. Victory is hindered if you eat in dreams, because you cannot progress no matter your wisdom and qualifications. Eating in dreams means sickness replaces good health in your life. To eat in dreams is to eat all kinds of satanic food ingredients, so there is no marital breakthrough for a person. The particular food normally eaten in the dream is same food devil is using to paralyze spiritual growth. The serpent fed Adam and Eve in a daytime using fruit to Eve to disobey God and to separate them from God’s abundant supply in the Garden of Eden. It’s for the same reason the devil wants Christians to miss the plans and purpose of God in their lives. Whether in dreams or in real life the purpose is to plant sorrow, pain, disobedience and untimely death. The enemy took food best in garden of Eden. The Bible says in Colossians 1:13, God delivers us from power of darkness and translates us into the Kingdom of HIS dear Son Jesus Christ.” You are under foundational problems see Psalm 11:3. This foundational powers can result to frustration and disappointments. When the dream is regular, the enemy easily attacks a person and make it difficult to reach God. If you see yourself eating in a dream food you cannot remember it is the enemy using foods hidden to push afflictions into your life.logicas_cerebrais_podem_pesar_na_balanca_1__2015-04-23160411

VICTORY OVER EATING IN DREAMS Check if your spiritual life is going down gradually, quickly ask God to give you fresh fire. Deal with this dream and confess your sins and repent from them. Prayer is the key. You have to take some deliverance prayers. Read your Bible to to ensure your total victory over strange dreams, fast using Mark 9:29. Fasting is a factor that ensures one’s deliverance to manifest. Humble yourself your life must advertise Jesus and stay from sins. Break foundation covenant  of spiritual findings concerning evil patterns from the place you come from. Blood of Jesus in Revelations 12:11 purges plantation of satanic food in your system. Monitor kinds of foods eaten in dream Soak your body, soul and spirit with blood of Jesus. STEP TO PRAYERS: Praise and worship God, Confess sin by Genuine repentance and forsake your sins. Ask God for HIS forgiveness and mercy. CONFESSION: I overcome negative anointing of eating in the dream. I erase all kinds of evil foods eaten in dreams. My glory is with Lord Jesus. I shall not eat any leftover foods in the dream. The Bible says, God restores to me, the years the locust has eaten, the cankerworm, and caterpillar, and palmerworm, in the Name of Jesus. With BLOOD of Jesus, I wash my system and wash my system thoroughly from every satanic foods, in Jesus Name. As from today, I refuse to eat in the dream no matter how nice it is. The Bible says, the LORD has given me power over the enemy so therefore I command them to loose their hold completely over my life in Jesus Name. PRAYER POINTS: The prayers are for morning and afternoon and so declare many times and say: I drink the blood of Jesus and I swallow the fire of the Holy Ghost Father, I vomit all evil food eaten in the dream before birth and after all these years my life in the Name of Jesus. Father, I vomit all the evil foods eaten in dream years in Name of Jesus. Father, I vomit all the evil foods given me wicked people in Jesus. Father, I destroy all the backbone of household powers serving me food in the dream, in the Name of Jesus. Every manipulation of evil food against my destiny, scatter by fire, in the name of Jesus. Take bottle of water, pray O Lord, as I drink this water, let all evil food that changed to maggot in my body be flushed out by BLOOD of Jesus. O Lord, as I drink this water purge out evil foods in my system, in the Name of Jesus. O Lord, as I drink this water, let it trouble locations of evil foods hidden in my body, in the Name of Jesus. O Lord, as I drink this water, let it paralyze evil effects of evil food in the Name of Jesus. O Lord, as I drink this water, let it break evil covenants established between me and witchcraft caterers, in the name of Jesus. The satanic food affecting my progress and marriage, be purged out by the BLOOD of Jesus. O God arise and deliver me from power of eating in the dream in the Name of Jesus, pollutions done to my life as a result of eating in dream, be cleansed by BLOOD of Jesus. The foundational powers forcing me to eat in dream day or night, be frustrated by fire, in the BLOOD of Jesus. I break and loose myself from collective evil covenants, in the Name of Jesus. O God arise, let the foundation of problems be destroyed today, in the Name of Jesus. The marine spirits feeding my soul with the maggots in the dream, be purged out by the BLOOD of Jesus. Holy Ghost release me from bondage of eating in dream, in the Name of Jesus, power using strange foods to try to initiate me in witchcraft in Jesus Name I destroy by fire and thunder in the Name of Jesus. I break evil yoke of eating in the dream, in the name of Jesus. At midnight from 12am – 2am cover yourself with the blood of Jesus break generational curse of eating in the dream. Be broken by fire, in the Name of Jesus, satanic food meant for animals given to me to feed on in the dream, scatter by fire, in the Name of Jesus. I hold my stomach so you evil food, your time is up in my body, I command you in the Name of Jesus come out by fire. The decisions of idols of my family house to destroy my destiny with evil foods, be cancelled in the name of Jesus. Any ancestral powers frustrating me with evil foods, fall down and die in the Name of Jesus. Evil family pattern of eating in dream be broken, in the Name of Jesus. I recover all things enemy stole from me due to excessive eating in the dream in the Name of Jesus. The powers in my father’s house or mother’s assigned to plant sickness into my body, backfire, in the Name of Jesus Any evil food eaten in the dream assigned to drag me backward in life, go back to sender in Jesus Name. Spiritual sickness and weakness afflicting my life as a result of dreams die, in the name of Jesus. By fire by force, I shake off all evil things deposited in my body by spirit spouse and unfriendly friends in the Name of Jesus. O God Arise and put your fire into my bones and blood, in the Name of Jesus. The evil foods of poverty, be purged out by the blood of Jesus. The evil foods of struggle without end be erased from my destiny, in the Name of Jesus. I receive fresh POWER to stop eating in the dream from today, in the Name of Jesus. The covenants of the wicked demanding me to eat in dreams, break by fire, in the Name of Jesus. The Blood of Jesus go deep into my roots and uproot the source of evil dreams. The power assigned to use this dream to delay manifestation of God’s blessings in my life. die by fire, in the Name of Jesus. The plantation of defilement in my body, come out with all your roots, and die. Any food assigned to kill my virtues, catch fire, in the name of Jesus. Evil food of go slow, be neutralized by the BLOOD of Jesus. I set ablaze every spiritual restaurant in the Name of Jesus. Any power using this dream to steal children from my family, die by fire, in the Name of Jesus. Blood of Jesus repair what satanic foods damaged in my body system, in the Name of Jesus Any witch doctor preparing evil food for me in dream stop in the Name of Jesus. BLOOD of Jesus stops eating in my dreams, in the Name of Jesus. We pray for Evangelist Joshua, ministry and partners worldwide in Jesus Name. EATING WITH STRANGERS IN DREAM When you eat any kinds of food outside or don’t pray on your food, eat food that does not belong to you, eating sacrificial food, beg for food, steal people’s food or eat latenights you must overcome attack of strangers feeding you with evil foods. Give your life to Chirst, if you backslide, rededicate your life to Christ. Repent of sins and confess them to Jesus Christ. Identify food you often eat in the dream and Raise the BLOOD of Jesus against evil foods and its effects over your life. Get fresh anointing oil and purge out by fire in Jesus Name. Check reccurrence of  this dream pattern in family. Declare 21 times I DRINK THE BLOOD OF JESUS. Read 10 verses of Bible, Psalm 18:44 and Psalm 91 before you sleep continuously and never stop. Ask God to close your mouth to evil food. Go for deliverance if dreams persist, break evil link between you and covenant power in Jesus Name. INSTRUCTION: Embark on 7 day’s fast and prayers with anointing oil. Read 2 Timothy 2:21. Midnight Pray: between 12 am to 2 am. Read Psalm 3, 27 and 30.  Chicken-Sweet-Potato-and-Black-Bean-Stew-2-694x1024 PRAYER POINTS You strangers of darkness against my freedom, I bury you alive in Jesus Name. Any witchcraft power feeding me with evil food in the dream, I feed you back, in the Name of Jesus. Father God Glorify your NAME and deliver me from the bondage of evil food today in the Name of Jesus. By the BLOOD of Jesus I destroy all covenants with the evil world responsible for the evil feeding in my life in the Name of Jesus. Every evil foundation in my life creating space for evil feeding in my life receive fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. Every evil foundation from my family responsible for evil feeding in my life receive fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. Every evil foundation from my sin responsible for evil feeding in my life receive the fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. Every legal ground for witchcraft access in my life receive the fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. The witchcraft link with my body, soul, spirit break by fire in the Name of Jesus. Every stronghold of all witchcraft powers operating in my life receive the fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. Every network of witchcraft control in my life receive fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. I destroy the witchcraft mark in my body attracting evil food in the Name of Jesus. The root of eating in dreams be destroyed in my life in the Name of Jesus. I command the covens behind my eating in dream to catch fire and burn to ashes in the Name of Jesus. The witchcraft agents responsible for feeding me in the dream receive fire of destruction now in the Name of Jesus. You witchcraft caterer destroying my life through evil food receive the fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. I release the fire of destruction into my spiritual atmosphere and I command all strange spirits invading my privacy be consumed by fire in the Name of Jesus. All witchcraft curse behind evil feeding break by the BLOOD of Jesus. BLOOD of Jesus destroy every evil deposited in my body through eating in dreams in the Name of Jesus. The forces of witchcraft from my family background responsible for evil eating receive fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. I come against the witchcraft projection against my life, I destroy it with the fire of the Holy Ghost in the Name of Jesus. Consuming fire of God destroy astral projections in my life and dream world in the Name of Jesus. I destroy evil hands feeding me with evil food. Catch fire and burn to ashes in the Name of Jesus. All the witchcraft curses behind my eating in the dream break by fire and by the BLOOD of Jesus in the Name of Jesus. The agents of darkness controlling my destiny through evil foods receive fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. I command witchcraft food in my life to catch fire and burn to ashes in Name of Jesus. The witchcraft evil food in my system affecting my glory and destiny catch fire and burn to ashes in the Name of Jesus. A witchcraft spirit access in my life and spirit, catch fire and burn to ashes in the Name of Jesus. The BLOOD of Jesus flush out of my body spiritual poisons in my life via eating in dream. The evil objects in my body via eating in the dream catch fire and burn to ashes in the Name of Jesus. I cut off evil hands giving me witchcraft food by fire in the Name of Jesus. Every demonic or witchcraft food I have eaten in the dream world be purged out of my body the BLOOD of Jesus in the Name of Jesus. The witchcraft substances in my spirit, soul and body receive the fire of the Holy Ghost and burn to ashes. The witchcraft night caterer feeding me in the dream, fall down and die by fire in the name of Jesus. All witchcraft powers summoning my spirit and soul in the witchcraft kingdom receive the fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. Every evil connection between my spirit and soul and the witchcraft kingdom break by fire. Every unconscious witchcraft initiation in my life causing me to eat in the dream break by fire in the Name of Jesus. Every witchcraft agents from my father and mother’s side tormenting my life through eating in dream fall down and die by fire. The weakness in my life feeding and fueling witchcraft feeding in my life be destroyed by fire. BLOOD of Jesus flow into my body and by fire purge out evil rubbish in my stomach in the Name of Jesus. The fire of the Holy Ghost fall upon me and begin to destroy every witchcraft mark and sign on my life in the Name of Jesus. The witchcraft spirit living in my body come out by fire in the name of Jesus. Every witchcraft covenant enforcing my eating in dream, break by fire in the Name of Jesus. The witchcraft spirit monitoring my life to make sure I eat their food receive fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. Every witchcraft curse on my life causing me to eat in dream break by fire by BLOOD of Jesus. I soak my spirit soul and body with the BLOOD of Jesus. By the BLOOD of Jesus, I close every spiritual door the witchcraft spirits use to feed me at night in the Name of Jesus. By the BLOOD of Jesus I am forbidden zone for kingdom of darkness to operate in my life and family again in the Name of Jesus. I draw bloodline round my family with the BLOOD of Jesus. Fire of God pass through my body, soul, spirit to destroy evil work eating in the dream has done be consumed by fire in the Name of Jesus. I declare total freedom over my life from the forces and influence of witchcraft today in the Name of Jesus. Angels of the LIVING God bring back all what the witches and wizards destroyed in my life via evil feeding in the name of Jesus. I comman stolen virtues in my life to be returned and restored back now in the Name of Jesus. The power of disfavour introduced in my life receive fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. My covered glory be restored by BLOOD of Jesus in the Name of Jesus. The spirit of delay introduced into my life via evil food receive the fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. My life takes shape from today by the Grace and POWER of God in the Name of Jesus. I drink olive oil, saltwater, I command poisons in my body be purged out of my body in Name of Jesus. I draw the bloodline round my family with the BLOOD of Jesus.

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UGLY FOODS THROWN AWAY

fruit and vegetablesQuality foods grown with precious time and resources are thrown away because these foods do not look PERFECT to the buyer. A third of farmed fruits and good vegetables never reaches supermarket shelves because its misshaped or wrong size according to new research. Though billions of people starve everyday, these foods are not donated to people as Olio App does helping save good foods. It is a sad thing that a mere aesthetic shape of a nutritious food is thrown while people including children die from starvation. It is necessary to stop using these foods, provided by Almighty God to feed all the people as weapon of power to deny feeding people or those who can it turn into cooked food for the homeless. This is gone on for far too long as tonnes of perfect food is buried everyday but the human beings die from starvation. This is an issue can help save farmers from bankruptcy as their crops are wasted. No matter how perfect a food crop is, it is cut to shape or mashed depending on the recipe. Often finished food product served looks beautiful regardless of the shape before cooking. Food waste must stop because even hard-working people cannot afford expensive ingredients in the supermarkets anymore. Setting up a department for lower incomes to buy is frowned upon because of fear it might undercut profit margins if cheaper food is sold alongside “perfect glamourised” shapes selected in name of customers. It is argued customers “prefer” the perfect fruits and vegetables shapes only. But a lot of ordinary people struggling to feed their families do not mind the shape of an ingredient. Cooking foods or eating a misshaped fruit does not affect people in any way. It is unacceptable excuse so volunteers can organise the distribution to people listed to buy vegetable boxes regularly or receive it as the donations to homeless Charities to cook. There is more than enough food to feed all the people living on earth but this sort of actions deprives billions of food globally each day. It does not make any sense to throw good away because of its shape. .onions in fieldA University of Edinburgh study found more than 50 million tonnes of fruit and vegetables grown across Europe were discarded each year. This was in part because they did not “meet consumers’ expectations” of how they should look. The study was published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. It examined food loss and waste in European Economic Area and examined how much food was discarded each year before it reached the point of being sold. The researchers attributed losses to strict government regulations, supermarket high standard as well as customer expectations of how produce should look. They found that the farmers contracted to supermarkets typically grew more food than obliged to supply, to allow for a proportion that would not be deemed fit to sell. The researchers suggested that greater awareness among consumer movement towards shopping encourage the sale of more ugly vegetables. Stephen Porter, of the University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences, said: “Encouraging people to be less picky about how their fruit and vegetables look could go a long way to cutting waste, reducing the impact of food production on the climate, and easing the food supply chain.” In recent times, UK supermarkets are making more space for increasing amounts of less-than-perfect produceLast year, Sainsbury’s campaign encourages use of blemished bananas, while Morrisons introduced a new “wonky” range that included avocados. Others, including Waitrose, Tesco and Asda, branched out into selling misshapen fresh items. A lot of unemployed people can organise sale of cheaper food produce schemes to help solve food waste. Billions of people starve everyday even in these advanced countries in Europe but food is thrown away everyday. The golden rule is to be each other’s keeper so feel good helping others and saving food from wastage. 

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OLIO APP SAVES GOOD FOOD

OLIO App saves wasted food to become a Lifeline for those who can’t afford to feed themselves. One person saved by the app said, ‘I don’t have to decide whether to have food or take a bus to work.’ The Olio App designed to tackle food waste proves to be a lifeline for people who struggling to afford to feed themselves. The seven million tonnes of food and drink that end up in the bin from households in the UK is rescued by OLIO. App was set up to help people with surplus food to give food to others connecting who want itIt’s a simple premise: add your leftover food to the free app and someone will contact you asking if they can have it. They’ll then come and collect it and use it for themselves. Users free to browse whats on offer to see if there’s anything they want for themselves. OLIO App started as food waste saver but people find it helps stop food poverty. If inconvenient for someone to pick up the food, users can leave it at a local drop point. No matter if food is loose, raw, cooked, opened, unopened or whatever if edible, OLIO will take it. But while thousands of users have been using the app simply to combat food waste, there has been an unexpected side-effect: people in financial difficulty are using it to feed themselves.

Cook, who launched the app in 2015, said that hearing stories about people using OLIO to help feed themselves left her feeling a mixture of emotions. She explained: “Obviously, we are happy that good, nutritious food is being saved and getting into the hands of people that need it. “Sometimes people feel a sense of shame when they are referred to a food bank so OLIO acts as a stigma-free alternative, to enable neighbours to come together and to feel neighbourly connection. “We also feel a sense of indignation. We think it’s immoral that in 2017, in the 5th largest economy in the world, so many people are going without, while at the same time an obscene amount of food is going to waste. The latest statistics paint a depressing picture: There are 8 million in the UK who struggle to put food on the table while households collectively bin £13bn worth of food (£700 per family) each year. “It just doesn’t make sense and more needs to be done to tackle this shameful paradox.” After hearing stories such as Viktorija Hazāne’s, the team at OLIO decided to run Hidden Hunger campaign. Hunger doesn’t just unravel in famine-struck corners of the developing world it could be affecting neighbours on your street.

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Seven million tonnes of food and drink end up in the bin from households in the UK

She said: “Saving food redistributed to those in need is not ultimate solution and sometimes it masks deeper cracks into what’s really going on. As charities and food banks mobilise to meet this need, there is less pressure on the government to address the root causes of food poverty and this needs to be addressed urgently. “Benefit cuts, sanctions, stagnating wages, increasing food costs and bills and zero hour contracts mean that more and more people are being faced with impossible choices and these are all caused by political decisions. People living in food poverty require significant structural assistance in lives to stop food waste requires systematic change. There is an intersection where they overlap and both problems can be addressed to everyone’s benefit as a short term relief, but more needs to be done at a political level to tackle the root causes of these problems.”

DEFIBRILLATOR SAVES LIFE

article-1329133-0BFE2B7F000005DC-908_468x322Using defibrillator recently installed at a boy’s school highlights urgent training for public to use them. A 15-year-old’s life is saved by father after Ethan Askew started to feel ill in sports class and told his teacher before he stopped breathing and collapsed in his arms. Stuart Askew works as premises manager at Steiner Academy school at Much Dewchurch in Herefordshire, which his son attends, and ran to deliver emergency aid. He said afterwards: It was very scary, but I remembered we had a defibrillator so didn’t doubt it will be OK ending. NHS England and NHS Scotland are joining British Heart Foundation and Microsoft over next 12 months to create database of defibrillators across UK. The move is in response to figures of public-access to defibrillators used is less than 3% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests British Heart Foundation says it “significantly reduces the survival chances of tens of thousands of people each year.” Stuart says the device was “very easy” to use, acknowledges considering the stressful circumstances. “Thank God this terrible and frightening experience turned into life saving of son. Ambulance arrived in five minutes and Ethan was taken to the hospital and put in induced coma. Tests revealed one of his coronary arteries is too narrow as random genetic condition and because he exercised so much, not enough oxygen was getting to his heart.Ethan Askew went back to school to see his friends three days after his double coronary bypassThree days after his operation Ethan surprised his friends at school and was filled in on what went on at school the day he collapsed. Ethan had surgery to replace his artery. Now 16, he says he’s fully recovered and “even better than before.” He says it feels like a bizarre dream. “I still can’t believe it happened. Honestly I can’t remember anything from that day. I can remember the day before and I can’t remember anything in past until I woke up from my induced coma and then after that it was a bit hazy.” And he was not fully aware it was his Dad that saved him. “Everything was so overwhelming, I didn’t really acknowledge it that much. I kind of just accepted everything that happened from then on. “They only told me they put it in two days before after I came out of hospital, so was quite a surprise.”IMG_20180810_075002Ethan AskewEthan was hiking in the Brecon Beacons six months after his collapse. But Stuart says things could be very different. “He was due to go on his Duke of Edinburgh silver expedition the week after, which means he’d have been in the middle of the Brecon Beacons. We’re so fortunate that it happened within sight almost of a community defibrillator.” The first thing Stuart did when he went back to work was to register the defibrillator with the West Midlands Ambulance service. He says people shouldn’t be scared to use them in an emergency, even if they haven’t had any first aid training. “Have the confidence that the device is there to help. As soon as you unzip pack only one or two buttons to press and the device tells you what to do. “Don’t be afraid and just know that you’re doing some good – you have the potential to save someone’s life having the guts to go get this device is really is having confidence to grab it to help save somebody’s life. Airports, village halls, railway stations and nationwide is now available so look out for them. You can help save 30,000 people who suffer cardiac arrest away from hospital each year.  Chances of survival are as high as 75 per cent if defibrillation is delivered rapidly. British Heart Foundation said at least 230 lives are saved already. A heart attack is the main cause of cardiac arrest, when the heart stops effectively pumping blood around body and goes into ventricular fibrillation, meaning the muscles are contracting randomly rather than regularly so heart stops. A defibrillator uses electricity to shock the heart out of this lethal rhythm and back to normal. From the moment one stops breathing, it takes four minutes before brain starts to die. Applying a controlled shock within five minutes of collapse provides best chance of survival. For every minute heart stopped, chances of staying alive reduced by 14 per cent. It is important to remember you can be someone to use defibrillator,’ says Clive James, St John Ambulance trainer. The AED automatically carries out many of the key stages of resuscitation, such as recognising electrocardiogram rhythm (ECG). ‘This assesses whether the heart is shockable,’ says James. ‘In 80 per cent of cases it will be.’ Shoppers at London's Westfield practice using a defibrillatorShoppers at Westfield practice using a defibrillator, 10,000 AEDs placed in shopping centres, airports, village halls and railway stations. If cardiac arrest has not occurred, rhythm incompatible, a shock not administered. So sensitive are machines they assess how strong the shock needs to be so most city’s Tube and train stations, international airports, churches, schools or in the markets to provide AEDs on sites placed in small white boxes on walls around these places to notice in advance in case you need to help someone. Open the box and lift out the AED to find a small package containing two sticky pads you plug into the main AED box similar to a child’s lunchbox. Its latest technology of adhesive pads for better contact with skin than traditional paddles. The gyms need AED trained volunteers to help the fitness instructors during emergency. A defibrillator pack has turn on machine instruction’s so voice says put pads on a patient’s chest and press buttons.Alice Smellie with a defibrillator pack

Carefully lay the two large, white sticky pads on bare chest, one up near right shoulder and the other down by the left ribs. The normal-electro impulse starts in the top right-hand side of the heart and passes to the bottom left-hand side. The machine’s electricity pass through heart’s normal route. The AED tells you it checks heart rhythm. ‘Clear!’ Means press the orange shock button if heart in arrest, the shock brings back rhythm but for training pads no current runs through. It is crucial to remember the medic and onlookers take care not to touch patient. ‘There are no recorded cases of injury, but it’s not worth risking an electric shock. Importance of AEDs is remember to locate and use them and be sure to supply at least three in small premises and 20 in large complexes of playing sports centres. Clinically dead for minutes saved by the defibrillator available and someone prepared to use it. Defibrillators need onsite training for volunteers to test out AED on dummy. Shoppers be aware where its available, as public allowed its use in emergency. Ideally people should be trained, but lack of training shouldn’t stop use,’ says Dr Jasmeet Soar, of the Resuscitation Council, body behind recent change in regulation. Studies show schoolchildren are able to turn them on and follow the instructions. Trained first-aider may not be at the sight of collapsed patient so people can help save lives. Generis, 37, saved two lives using defibrillator said  help save someone. He felt buzz as the paramedics arrived and they told him he brought patients back.’ If one suffers cardiac arrest there’s a good chance of survival thanks to AED in sports and social clubs. AEDs are everywhere. And that’s very reassuring.Rebecca Shorrocks and Paul F Taylor in hospitalIts always recommended to see a doctor for regular check ups if you feel unwell with changes in your body you cannot understand. It may be the sign of other health issues so take your life seriously and get help immediately. A commedian last year found she had arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, ARVC condition similar to the Premier League footballer Fabrice Muamba’s collapse on the pitch during an FA Cup game in 2012. He recovered although his heart stopped for 78 minutes, but it ended his career as a top-flight footballer. Paul F Taylor’s wife Becky Shorrocks spent two weeks in hospital, where she was eventually diagnosed with ARVC. The condition is rare but they think there are more people living with it unawares Shorrocks says. With 80% of people it’s found post-mortem so pretty lucky that they did discovered it.” After diagnosis, Shorrocks was fitted with an internal defibrillator, which shocks her when her heart rate rises to a dangerous level. Above all take a personal care of health, eat, rest, sleep, drink plenty of water. Remember God is life Giver so honour and preserve life. It is good to press the chest to kick start or give the kiss of life. Learn more about reviving people using massage in places where there is no defibrillator. People use massage and rely totally on prayer in the Mighty Name of Jesus of Nazareth to raise the dead. GLORY be to God.

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REBUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

Family gatherings stressful?

Sadly, according to a new study, many families the first argument starts just after 10.13 on Christmas morning – with four or five more before the day is over! This can happen in families who don’t see each other very often and are then all together at Christmas. Christmas is a big focus, but other times like Easter or weddings, funerals and other family get-togethers can bring about pressure points erupt into family arguments. And the little things that trigger rows can be simple perhaps even the preparation of lunch, when a cook is trying to prepare a delicious meal and resents doing all the work or the other family members interfering too much. Couples often get into arguments because one or both has had too much to drink. Its particularly difficult where there are stepchildren. A couple may have different ideas about how to bring them up, and big decisions of how much to spend on the Christmas presents can cause disagreements.Six ways to stay close when your children leave home

Blended Family Matters

Blended families with step children can be part of the challenges faced during a Christmas festivity. If you have children from a previous relationship and your partner does not, you might disagree over the children’s behaviour. Or, if your partner does have children who are with the other parent for a big occasion like Christmas or a holiday, the presence of your children can cause resentment. The disciplinary lifestyles can be different and each parent may be softer in dealing with own child. It is good to be self conscious and aware of a child’s needs to treat them equally well.

Repairing family relationships

In the cold light of January try to make up with the family members you have fallen out with, even if you think it’s not your fault or that they might not react well. Pluck up courage and talk to them, face to face if possible, or by telephone or letter. Here are a few tips.My secret to feeling great at 56? Just do it!

  • Don’t restart the argument, wait until the person you need to talk to is in a good mood and then tell them that it is so nice when you do get on together that you would like it to be like that more of the time.
  • Tell them how much you regret the argument, that you are sorry if you upset them and that you love or care about them. It takes courage to say you are sorry.
  • Tread sensitively, no angry voices or unkind words, and make the person feel listened to and hopefully they might respond in a similar manner.
  • Ask what they need from you and say what you need from them.
  • If they don’t feel the same way, avoid another row and say, ‘I just wanted you to know that I am sorry we argued.’
  • Don’t be afraid to go to counselling if things seem really bad, it could make you happier in the long run.
  • Finally, make it your January resolution to think about how you would like life to be different, whether that includes drinking or spending a little less, or to have better relationships with the ones you love.”
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    babyhk20/11/2016

    Some people like cooking but if all avalanche on you over Xmas I have had to be honest so.I keep Xmas day for my husband and children as I explain i can only cook and cope with so many .Boxing Day is a running buffet which I top up with mainly cold food or things I can cook in 20 mins that just need throwing in the oven. I get decorations together and others sort out the tree . If anyone wants special food or find them something missing ot can shop for it.

    Be Close to kids who left home

    Yes it’s the end of an era, but your children moving out can sometimes bring you closer than ever. Keep in touch with each other daily. It easy if you know how. Meet up regularly if possible and Skype, telephone, visit.

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