Is the first rule of Period Cramps don’t talk about Period Cramps? Maybe we don’t talk about them enough, but, oh, they are there. Like little miniature grape stompers gleefully going to town in your uterus. Besides cramps, periods are often associated with other aches and pains, especially in the lower back and pelvic regions. […]
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Who doesn’t love a cheese danish? The smooth, creamy filling is such a perfect foil to the crispy, flaky shell. The combination hits every crave-worthy taste and texture a person could want in a pastry, which is why it’s easy to eat so many in one sitting that you feel you’ve overdosed on butter and cream cheese.
Until today! Now you can have the satisfaction of eating a few cheese danishes in one sitting and still have room to sample the other options on the brunch buffet spread.
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Your Food Through a Filter: Heres a Look Back at Marchs Brunch Bites Instagram Theme Last Month on Instagram
March’s Instagram theme was “Brunch Bites.” We wanted to see all of the ways you brunch with your friends and family — and you did not disappoint! We saw everything from sweet to savory, and each photo had us itching to get in the kitchen. Thank you for sharing!
Here’s a look back at some of our favorite photos you shared with us last month, plus a look at what’s in store for April. Be sure to follow The Kitchn on Instagram so you don’t miss out.
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When it comes to margaritas, you’ve got choices about how you make your drink. If you happen to be on #TeamFrozen, then a good margarita takes a little bit more than a few good ingredients — you also need to know how to blend it.
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If you are looking to grow your muscles the “pump” will help you do just that, bike sprints are the best way to pump up those quads so at the end of leg day why not add some bike sprints for bigger quads?
Regardless of the basic and harmless look of the Airdyne bike it never ceases to put me in my place. I like to push myself till breaking with drop-set leg presses, one hundred rep squats and walking lunges until I drop. Anything there is to try I have tried pump get in my quads from bike sprinting with the Airdyne bike is by far the most intense of them all.
Bike sprints for bigger quads are not necessarily any better than the above mentioned routines but if you really give it your all your quads will get the work out of their lives. Case and point would be a sprint cyclist quads, big cannot even begin to describe them even when compared to other cyclists sprint cyclists are far bigger. If you are an average lifter then bike sprints will add to your training, do these at the end of your exercise routine and they will be beneficial for the growth of your muscles.
There are many ways in which you can execute a bike sprint properly, you can do based on time or distance depending on what you prefer. You want to begin with a distance which places you in in a fifteen to thirty second range and three to four intervals should be performed during each workout, you can then add on by either increasing the amount of intervals per workout or the distance of the sprints, if you are truly looking to push yourself you can increase both. An example of this is as follows: eight rounds twenty seconds on and ten seconds off.
If you do not have access to an Airdyne or Assault bike do not fear, a spinning bike or even a normal bike will work just fine. The tension should be high enough that your legs really feel the pressure but low enough to keep the RPMs high enough that it is more like a sprint and not a grind. Just remember to always add some bike sprints for bigger quads.
See this demonstration video from T Nation below!
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Ten short weeks ago, I became a mother to a robust and tiny dark-haired daughter. For all the time I spent hoping and dreaming of this little one, nothing could have prepared me for being so needed, so craved in a primal, biological way. I’m funneling my life straight into hers, building a little human from scratch.
And I’ve realized: when you’re a new mama, life itself is DIY.
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While we think of food as nourishment for our bodies, we also need to know what is good for us and what is not, but in today’s world of food influenced by the demand for innovation and novelty, we often get blinded by what is pleasing to the eyes rather than what is needed by our bodies.
Coloured jellies and candies are one of the biggest culprits of non-healthy food in fact, they do not contain any nutritional value at all, causing the body more harm and no good at all.
Made mostly, if not totally, of processed sugar that is known to cause high glucose levels in the blood and trigger obesity, they are also mostly made with colouring agents and flavours from chemical additives that have been known to cause certain allergies or even behavioural issues.
Jellies, on the other hand are also made of sugar and gelatine, which may be sources from questionable products.
Good alternatives for these sweet treat would be dried fruits or edible flowers, or look for organic jellies and candies that are made with consideration to regulated amounts of nutrients for the body as well as made with organic additives and ingredients.
Soda beverages are also among those that contain large amounts of sugar and could also be harmful to the body and yes…even the ‘diet’ varieties.
While diet sodas contain artificial sweeteners, too much of these additives in the system can result to kidney or even brain issues- disadvantages that far outweigh the benefits.
You can opt for a more natural beverage with natural fruit juices or a slice of lemon on a glass of iced water, of if you want a soda-like feel, get as little organic sarsaparilla cordial and mix with purified or mineral water on ice.
Processed deli meats like hams, sausages, etc. These cured and preserved cuts of meat have been enjoyed throughout the centuries but should only be taken in moderation.
Loaded with salt, nitrites and sodium nitrates linked with problems in the kidneys, cardiovascular system and high blood pressure. Tests have also shown that these meats also contain chemical compounds that aggravate chronic diseases and may trigger cancer cells in the body.
If taken in moderation, alternative choices could be smoked wild salmon or organic pastrami.
You may start the day with something heavy and filling, but try to steer clear of sweet and sugary cereals. These cereals are loaded with sugar that is enough to boost calories in the body. Some brands were also found to contain Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHA) that are banned in some countries due to its carcinogenic properties.
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When smooth and creamy homemade mayo enters your life, it’s easy to say so long to that jiggly store-bought stuff. And for all that rich flavor, it takes no more than a handful of basic ingredients and a quick whirl with a blender. Even with its simplicity, there are a few important essentials to know before getting started.
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Have you ever thought why you have allergic reactions at the start of the spring or autumn seasons? Then you may want to check the prevailing season from when you were conceived or born.
Researchers have reason to believe that the season you were conceived in your mother’s womb may play a role in letting your body react to changes in seasons or the environment surrounding you – as early as you were still inside your mother’s womb.
In a study published recently in Allergy by the European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers stated that they have found evidence linking a person’s allergy risks with their birth season through what is called as epigenetics – that may be responsible for marking the DNA on the prevailing season from conception.
Although further evidence is still needed whether the season of birth and DNA are linked directly, there are initial findings relating a person’s allergic reaction to the season where several test subjects were had conditions associated with environmental peculiarities of the season.
These epigenetic marks may change with environment as a stimulus which could allow gene expression in response to environmental exposure and may embed into the cells for a long time.
The test involved DNA methylation profiles of 367 participants from the Isle of Wight, where researchers found an epigenetic imprint on the genomes on the season on which a person was born and that the marks were visible until they turn 18 years old, concluding that this marks would tell when a child is born influence risks of allergies as they grow.
Dr. Gabrielle Lockette, study lead from the University of Southampton, said that they on to test whether the DNA methylation differences varying by season of birth that were also associated with allergic diseases where they found that two of them appeared to be influencing the risk of allergy in the participants.
“As well as allergies, other studies have shown that season of birth is associated with a number of things such as height, lifespan, reproductive performance, and the risks of diseases including heart conditions and schizophrenia,” said Dr. Lockette, adding that it is possible that the birth season-associated DNA methylation “that we discovered might also influence these other outcomes but this will need further investigation.”
The findings however, does not suggest that parents must choose the seasons in which they can start conceiving a child, rather, would be more helpful to know which seasons could trigger particular allergies so mothers could supplement nutrition and essential minerals during pregnancy.
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Aside from being a good cottage industry, beekeeping is also believed to be a highly therapeutic past-time- but recent developments in the global economy, as well as climate change and bio-engineering is putting the industry at risk.
Years back when beekeeping was in its heyday, honey production and honeybee culturing and breeding was not only productive , but also a lucrative venture that sparked a lot of interests from both hobbyists and large-scale honey producers.
Today, many beekeepers wake up each day with the uncertainty of what the coming production season would bring as losses as starting to increase by as much as 25% each year – from honeybee mortality to hive damage.
One such beekeeper is Nick French, founder of the Frangiosa Farm, in Parker, Colorado.who said that they work long hours during the summer to raise healthy bees, but is always faced with uncertainty if the most of the honey bees can make it through the winter months.
For several years now, they have been suffering huge losses, especially during the winter where based on statistics, beekeepers are losing almost a third of their hives due to honeybee mortality and hive damage, French said, pointing out that replacing damaged stocks are costly.
Many beekeepers have adopted a fund-sourcing scheme to help sustain beekeeping operations from avid honeybee supporters called “adopt a hive’- where adopters pay a fee for their adopted hives.
They will each receive an adoption certificate recognizing their efforts to support the cause and in return, they receive a portion of the honey product that is generated by their adopted hive.
In the case of French, his Adopt A Bee program at Frangiosa started in 2012, where adopters pay an adoption fee of $40 to $120 per hive in exchange for jars of honey.
During the first year, he was able to secure 25 hive adoptions and only late 2015, his adoption network went up to 300, who said that the adoption is more than increasing honey sales, rather, a step to ensure his hives’ survival.
“With the kind of losses we are experiencing, other industries would agree that we are going out of business,” French said, “I could not keep going without community support.”
According to a recent report by the Bee Informed Partnership, a non-profit group of research centers and universities, revealed that beekeepers are having an average of 30% losses every year ranging from a lot of actors like climate change, parasites, pesticides and loss of forage, among others.
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