RUNNING SCARED

RUNNING SCARED

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Bob Dole has followed the advice of Richard Nixon throughout his campaigning and all it has done is alienate the mainstream electorate with his refusal to embrace conservative causes. His campaign rhetoric has moved from far right to center, which is where he believes his success lays. Can visit site homeappliances9.tumblr.com

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BROOKHISER, RICHARD

“BUT I will be the same man I was when I walked into the room. The same man I was yesterday and the day before, and a long time ago when I arose from my hospital bed and was permitted by the grace of God to walk again in the world.”

That was Bob Dole, on May 15, announcing, in the most eloquent words spoken by any candidate in this race so far, that he would resign from the Senate to campaign in earnest. And indeed a familiar figure has walked again in the world since. But by the grace of Dole, that figure has been Richard Nixon.

The anthology of Nixon impersonations that Dole has been running through, like a one-man repertory company, has been remarkable. We have seen the return of Nixon the Debater — who tangled with Khrushchev and Dan Rather. So Dole, appearing on the Today Show ostensibly to promote his and his wife’s book, Unlimited Partners, went on for minute after precious minute, wrangling with Katie Couric about her question and Clinton’s issue: the Devil Weed, and its rich purveyors. (“Can we talk about the book?” Mrs. Dole asked vainly, through steely teeth.) And not willing to let waked-up dogs get some sleep, Dole kept coming back to the issue, accusing Clinton of presiding over a rise in marijuana smoking. (“Bob Dole doesn’t smoke tobacco any more,” you could almost hear him thinking. “Don’t know whether the Pres’dent smokes that other stuff. Never did know whether he used to.”)

We have also seen a reprise of Nixon the Complainer

Nothing as spectacular as Nixon’s you-won’t-have-me-to-kick-around-any-more press conference in 1962. But then, up against as genial a presence as Bill Clinton, anything looks grim. So we watched Dole telling Katie Couric that she might be violating Federal Election Commission regulations by “always, you know, sticking up for the Democrats,” and Dole explaining his decision not to address the NAACP (a perfectly rational decision, by the way — is Bill Clinton slated to chat up the Christian Coalition?) by saying that NAACP President Kweisi Mfume had planned to “set me up.” Well, yes, of course he did. But what did Dole expect him to do?

Most ominously, we have seen the resurrection of Nixon the Centrist. Nixon himself urged this replay upon Dole. In May 1995 Dole gave the press several letters Nixon had written in the last months of his life, advising Dole on the 1996 campaign. In the primaries, Nixon counseled him, “You have to run as far as you can to the right, because that’s where 40 per cent of the people who decide the nomination are. And to get elected you have to run as fast as you can back to the middle, because only about 4 per cent of the nation’s voters are on the extreme right wing.” Dole commenced an elaborate wriggle on abortion: first insisting that there be tolerance language in the abortion plank itself, then telling Regis and Kathie Lee that New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman would make a “fantastic” running-mate, despite her support of partial-birth abortions. (One sense of the word fantastic –“existing in the fancy; unreal; illusory” — would be literally true of Mrs. Whitman as a running-mate, though that was not what Dole meant.)

 

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My Personal Experience With Omega Juicers

My Personal Experience With Omega Juicers

As a long time user of the Omega 8005 juicer, I am able to declare that Omega juicers are one of the solidest machines available to buy. I ran across this model as I needed an economical professional strength juicer recently. Growing up, I’ve seen my mother undergo several broken juicers, and from her frustration, I knew I always wished to buy something of quality which could last a lifetime.

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I knew I didn’t wish to spend over $500 for a twin gear juicer, even though if I had the funds, I will definitely get the Green Star Elite Juicer. But after getting several recommendations, I made a decision to try and do some investigation on some Omega juice machines.

I first received my juicer in the mail two or three days after I placed my order online. I opened the package and placed the juicer down on the table. I noticed how solid this model felt over other juicers I have tried personally before. Then I started up the machine and started feeding it carrots, sliced quarterly into strips followed by beets and also an apple.

The juicer would then chew up the food using a gear that would grind the vegetables very slowly. I noticed this juicer was extremely quiet, much quieter than anyone my old juicers before; the newborn even slept through my whole juicing session. Then I attempted to pass the pulp back from the top chute to determine if I could have some extra drops of juice. Surprisingly, I was unable to get even an additional drop of juice from my carrot pulp. I never had this type of juice yield with any of my previous juicers before, so now I seemed to be creating a new perspective on omega juicers.

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To be honest, I am completely pleased with my omega juicer 8005. I would definitely recommend the high quality and performance of Omega juicers to anyone that is new on the juicing market and searching for the very best juicer you can purchase without breaking your wallet. Or possibly you’re just trying to upgrade towards a more effective juicer than your old one. Omega brand juicers are some of the solidest juicers in the business and have maintained their reputation for quite a few years.I ordered my juicer at ProJuicing.com. They have excellent 7-Day live support services in addition to a 30-day return policy. I received my order in 72 hours, so I am a cheerful customer using their super-fast Free delivery.

Balanced Meals for Healthy Kids

Balanced Meals for Healthy Kids

One challenge that is guaranteed to plague parents is how to prepare their kids plate to include all the major food groups in a delicious meal. Helping kids to understand why it is so important for them to eat all the food groups can help parents immensely.

If children are told the following, they may be more inclined to dig in:

    • Dairy makes bones strong
    • Meats make muscles grow
    • Fruits and vegetables keep their entire body running happily
    • Grains ensure that everything will come out the other end. Trust me, kids love hearing that sort of thing.

Letting your kids eat from a sectioned plate allows you to teach them about balance and proportions. Allow for the largest section to include fruits and vegetables, with the smaller sections on their plate for proteins and grains.

Meals that are quick to make and include most of the major food groups are easier than one might think! Here are a few typical kid’s plates transformed into balanced meals:

FAUX FRIED CHICKEN FINGERS
Ingredients
1 lb chicken fillets
2 cups Italian flavored bread crumbs
2 beaten eggs

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Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Spread the bread crumbs out on a plate
3. Whip the eggs in a small bowl
4. Dip one fillet at a time first in the egg and then in breadcrumbs to fully coat chicken
5. Place on a greased baking pan
6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until fully cooked
7. Serve with a steamed veggie or salad

QUICKIE LOADED BAKED POTATOES
Ingredients
cup olive oil or vegetable oil
1 baked potato per person
1 cup precooked chopped bacon
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 stalk chopped green onions

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Directions
Using hands, coat each baked potato in either olive oil or vegetable oil and place potatoes in glass cooking dish. Carefully stab several knife holes into the potatoes to allow ventilation. Microwave the potatoes on high for fifteen minutes. Cut a slit into the top of each potato and allow potatoes to cool slightly. Load on all the wonderful toppings and enjoy!

HOMEMADE MAC & CHEESE
Ingredients

    • 1 lb macaroni
    • 2 3/4 cup cheese
    • cup milk
    • 2 cups broccoli

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Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
    1. Cook macaroni fully
    2. Drain pasta and stir in 3/4 cup of the cheese, broccoli florets and milk. Cut the rest of the cheese into small chunks to make it melt faster.
    1. Spread pasta/cheese mixture into a large baking pan
    1. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top and throughout the pasta/cheese mixture
  1. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

More information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healthy_diet

Fruit Juices For Better Health – Passion Orange Guava juice

Fruit Juices For Better Health – Passion Orange Guava juice

Fruit juices are admired by people from all walks of life as it provides a number of health benefits and are palatable for a tongue. They should be included in the daily diet to make it a complete diet. Unlike soft drinks, they are a rich source of vitamins & minerals. Also, they provide a high amount of fiber.

Numerous Types Of Fruit Juices Are Available In The Market
There are numerous kinds of it prepared from fruits. They are utterly delicious and are healthy for all, people on a dietary restriction can drink and further they can be enjoyed at every environment and occasion. Fruit juice lovers have many kinds of it to pick from.

They are prepared from various kinds of fruits comprising grapes, apricots, peaches, pineapples, pear, watermelon, mango, orange and so on. Blends of different fruits are moreover utilized to prepare scrumptious juices for instance Passion Orange Guava juice. Fruit juice is rich in Vitamin C, B, A, iron, fiber, and more.

Enter Into A Healthier Future By Consuming Fruit Juices
Juice of Orange: Orange juices are just pure scrumptious and preferably be taken at breakfast, they are a great source of Vitamin C. Patients suffering from kidney stones can use this fruit juice as a remedy and also it helps prevent developing stones in your kidney. Also, you can use it in normal cold as a medicine. Many reports also told that it helps to boost up the immune system.

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Juice of Grapes: This fruit juice is an abundant source of anti-oxidants. Also, it is greatly beneficial for pregnant women as it provides enough iron to prevent anemia. Also, regulate intake of grape juice mitigates constipation problems and regulates bowel movements. It is also considered good for liver and heart patients. When you are in low spirits, drink a glass of grape juice to recharge yourself.

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Guava Juice: Apart from Vitamin C, Guava juice can provide you Vitamin B, E, iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium and more. The anti-oxidant quality of guava juice assists to alleviate the risk of stomach cancer, larynx cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Also, if you worried about excess fat in your body, this juice can help to maintain the cholesterol level in your body. Further, the high amount of Vitamin A in it helps to maintain the vision that could be lowered with aging. Also, the high content of calcium in it makes teeth and bones stronger.

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Why you should go vegetarian

Why you should go vegetarian

Let’s be real€¦vegetarianism can often have a negative connotation to it. “You can’t get enough protein”, “Humans need meat to live€¦.and muscles need meat to live”, and “What’s the point? You can’t stop factory farming from happening.”

Unless you really love to preach, don’t get out the soapbox. People have their own beliefs about being vegetarian, and defending it comes with the territory. Remember, this isn’t a choice you’re making or considering making because you want to necessarily change the world or make a point. You’re doing this for you, and your beliefs and values. Not to mention your health. The safe response that I use is “I just don’t eat meat anymore for health and personal reasons. The food industry freaks me out.” Done. Humans can get their share of protein; muscles do not need MEAT to function (just complete protein€¦there is a difference), and who said anything about ending factory farming from happening? I already have a full-time career. I look at it as “Have you ever seen a factory farm?” Enough said. Straight-up nasty.

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So let’s step back, get some fundamentals down, and get the story straight on the vegetarian diet. We will break down different plants and what they have to offer, how to develop a complete protein, and the list of differences between the standard food pyramid and the vegetarian food pyramid. Remember€¦just because we are talking about a vegetarian lifestyle does not 100% mean it is better for you. On the other hand, just because someone has meat in their diet does not make it healthier, either. Balance, education, and facts will set you and your body up for success!

A typical omnivore pyramid is full of meats that you don’t need. These meats are what most people have been taught for years as the building blocks for good health. But as more and more information is coming out, we’re learning that’s far from the truth.

Typical vegetarian pyramid has a great mixture of vegetables, fruits and some eggs and fish.

Typical raw vegan pyramid:

This is where I would love to be at some point in the future. All vegetables and fruits. Plan based diet all the way!

Typical girl pyramid is a triangle full of cupcakes and sweets. I think this is where I’m at right now.

So my goal for 2015: fewer cupcakes, more quinoa. What’s yours?

Essential Nutrition: Carbohydrates

Essential Nutrition: Carbohydrates

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I have been studying nutrition as it relates to health, body composition, and performance for quite a few years now. To say there is an abundance of contradictory information on the topic would be an understatement, and no specific subject is more polarizing than carbohydrate intake as it relates to achieving optimal fat loss.

At one extreme there are some hugely popular Very Low Carb Diets (VLCDs) like the Atkins and the South Beach Diets. Both restrict carbohydrates severely, particularly in the initial phases of the diet, recommending significant amounts of proteins and fats to make up the majority of one’s calories. At the other extreme we find the 80/10/10 Diet, a raw, plant-based diet that recommends that 80 percent of one’s calories come from carbohydrates, with only 10 percent from fats and 10 percent from protein.

The FDA, based on the guidelines for 2010, recommends that approximately 60% of one’s daily food intake should consist of carbohydrates, with 30% or less of fats and the remaining calories from protein. Moving further into moderation we find the Zone Diet, with a 40/30/30 ratio of calories consumed daily from carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, respectively.

Looking collectively at these different nutritional strategies, we can see a range of recommended carbohydrate intake spanning from 10% or less per day, all the way up to 80% per day. It’s no surprise that I’m asked questions nearly every week about carbohydrate intake from confused clients, friends, and family members.

I could delve into the science behind the diverse strategies mentioned above, expounding on topics like insulin sensitivity, leptin, P-ratio and T4 conversion, but in the interest of the reader I’m going to keep this brief and practical. I don’t want any of you to have to run out and buy another diet book and try to cram yet another over complicated program into your daily life. With that in mind, I’m going to briefly share my thoughts on the previously mentioned approaches and finish with a very sane and simple tool that you can start using today.

The VLCD’s, like Atkins and South Beach, can be very effective…for a while. The first ten pounds come off pretty easily, leaving the dieter pleased and eager to continue. Then comes the plateau. Fat loss slows down considerably (or stops altogether) and the spirits of the dieter are dampened by the sudden stagnation. Making things worse is the fact that the food choices are very limited, and eating out is nearly impossible. A couple of weeks go by without the scale moving, frustration builds, and the usual outcome is another failed attempt.

In looking at the FDA recommendations and the Zone Diet, we find that they are much more user-friendly approaches. Foods like rice, bread, pasta and cereal can easily fit into the plan. You can go to your cousins’ barbecue or meet the girls out for a drink and still fall within the recommended parameters. The problem? There are two, actually; results and hunger pangs. With higher carb approaches, it is atypical to lose that quick 5 or 10 pounds that seem to evaporate when on a VLCD. Progress is very slow if there’s even any at all.

The higher carb approach to losing fat is a marathon, and many find that they’re running it in place. Only those gifted with an enhanced ability to process and use carbohydrates effectively can use these approaches with success. The bad news, most who have these abilities don’t typically find themselves with much fat to lose.

Then there are the hunger pangs. You see, eating a meal high in carbohydrates tends to make one hungry, especially for more carbohydrates. This makes eating the appropriate amount of calories each day difficult and the failure rate very high.

So what is one to do? The answer, as I see it, is to find an appropriate carbohydrate intake that allows for appreciable results, manageable hunger, and an acceptable variety of foods. We have to restrict ourselves enough, but not so much that we want to throw in the towel and inhale a bucket of KFC. Based on my experience working with individuals of all shapes, sizes, and ages, I have come up with some approximate ranges of carbohydrate intake that have continually resulted in great success.

I have tried higher ranges and lower ranges, but the best results have been with a carbohydrate intake falling between 20% and 25% of total daily calories. Included below is a simple table with calorie and carbohydrate recommendations based on varying body types, assuming a moderate activity level.

Body Type/………………Calories/Day……………..Carbs/Day

Ideal Weight……………….(Dieting)………………….(Grams)

WOMEN

Petite……………………….1,200-1,400………………….60-85

100-115lbs

Small………………………. 1,400-1,600…………………70-100

120-135lbs

Medium…………………… 1,600-1,800…………………80-110

140-155lbs

Large………………………. 1,800-2,000………………..90-120

Over 155lbs

MEN

Small………………………. 1,800-1,900…………………90-120

130-150lbs

Medium………………….. 1,950-2,100………………..100-130

155-175lbs

Large………………………. 2,200-2,400……………….110-140

180-200lbs

Larger…………………….. 2,500-2,700……………….130-170

205-225lbs

If you’re over 35, have a low activity level, or both, choose the numbers at the lower end of the ranges, conversely if you’re under 30, have a high activity level, or both, choose the numbers in the higher end of the ranges. If you’re not sure what your ideal weight is, use the appropriate Broca formula. Please note that kilograms and centimeters are used in the formulas.

Broca Formula

Men: Ideal Body Weight (kilograms) = [Height (cm) – 100] – ([Height (cm) – 100] x 10%)

Women: Ideal Body Weight (kilograms) = [Height (cm) – 100] ([Height (cm) – 100] x 15%)

Keep in mind that these are starting recommendations, and may need some tweaking. Our bodies are all unique, like beautiful, stubborn, fat hoarding snowflakes, and there is no one size fits all numbers I can give you. That being said, these guidelines should get you pretty close. If, after several weeks, you don’t seem to be noticing any results, a slight decrease may get you into the sweet spot. If you are feeling drained and losing strength or stamina several weeks in, try a slight increase.

How do I count carbohydrate grams?

To get an accurate carbohydrate count from a nutrition label, first make sure the serving you have consumed is the same as the serving size listed on the label. Next, find the Total Carbohydrate, listed as a number in grams. We then find and subtract the Dietary Fiber to get our total.

Let’s say, for example, you’re eating a piece of bread. The label says it has 21 total carbohydrate grams and 2 grams of dietary fiber. You will simply subtract 2 from 21 leaving 19 grams as your recorded total.

That’s a lot of work; do I have to count carbohydrates?

No, you don’t have to count your money either, but it sure makes things easier if you do. If you don’t know what you’re consuming every day, you won’t know how to make adjustments if you’re not getting ideal results. If you’re serious about making progress, counting is a must, at least at the beginning, so you always have an accurate idea where your numbers are falling.

What about protein and fat?

The other 70-75% of daily calories will consist of proteins and fats. Here, I have experienced optimal results with fats around 30% and protein making up the remaining 45-50% of calories. Fat continues to get a bad rap, but it is essential to healthy cell function and hormone production. Even the much maligned saturated fats are only unhealthy when consumed in excess. Foods like almonds, olive oil, grapeseed oil, fish oil, avocados, organic eggs, and organic pasture butter make up the majority of fats I consume and recommend. Avoid trans-fatty acids like hydrogenated oils and margarines.

How much fiber should I eat?

Fiber doesn’t count toward the above mentioned totals, as indicated in our sample label analysis, but is required for regularity and gastro-intestinal health. 25-40 grams per day is ideal for most.

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Complex vs. Simple Carbs, which is better?

Natural whole foods contain the full spectrum of carbohydrates. They’re all okay to consume, and with the exception of fiber, they all count toward your total. Highly processed carbs like white sugar, white flower, high fructose corn syrup and the like should be minimized or excluded when possible.

Wrap up

Following these guidelines should take some of the mystery out of effectively managing your carbohydrate intake. To achieve the best results, keep a watchful eye on your progress and don’t be afraid to make small, calculated adjustments when necessary. The body can be a hard nut to crack. I wish you well in your endeavors, and welcome any comments or questions!

Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutrition