Month: July 2021

What Did Ancient Greek Athletes Eat? The Diet of the Olympians

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Ancient Greek athletes had unique diets. Credit: Marie Lan Nguyen/Wikimedia Commons/ CC BY-SA 2.5

Although the Olympic Games in ancient Greece were much different from our own, ancient athletes accomplished many astonishing feats of sport in antiquity. But what diet fueled these ancient athletes and Olympians?

Well, early on in the history of the Olympic Games, which began in 776 BC, the diet of ancient Olympians was not much different from the diet of normal ancient Greeks.

The ancient Greek diet, somewhat surprisingly, was mostly vegetarian. The vast majority of Greeks, even those in the higher classes, did not eat

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Infectious disease expert says Covid vaccine misinformation is ‘killing people’

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, founding director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at Boston University, expressed concern about Covid vaccine misinformation being spread on social media.

“I think social media is playing a big role in amplifying misinformation, which is leading to people not taking the vaccine, which is killing them,” Bhadelia told CNBC on Friday. “It’s the honest truth. Covid, right now, is a vaccine-preventable disease.”

President Joe Biden on Friday said platforms like Facebook are killing people by allowing Covid-19 vaccine misinformation on their services. He walked back those comments Monday, largely blaming the platform’s users who are

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Triple Nickel wraps up exercise Thracian Star 21 in Bulgaria with allies

The Air Force wrapped up Thracian Star 21 — an exercise designed to enhance interoperability and combat effectiveness — on Friday.

The exercise, spearheaded by the Bulgarian air force and held at Graf Ignatievo Air Base in Bulgaria, involved more than 150 personnel and eight F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the famed 555th Fighter Squadron —known as the “Triple Nickel” — based out of Aviano Air Base in Italy.

The exercise consisted of “offensive and defensive counter-air missions, protection of high value assets, and close air support in a contested environment,” the service said. Additionally, the U.S. Air Force F-16s

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Animal nutrition helps deliver record Q2 earnings for ADM

Yesterday saw ADM release its financial results for the quarter ending June 30. It reported Q2 net earnings of US$712m and adjusted net earnings of US$754m. 

“It was yet another excellent quarter for ADM, as our team delivered record earnings, with strong year-over-year profit growth across all three business units,”​ said CEO, Juan Luciano.

“This is a very different ADM than even a few short years ago,”​ he added.

The agribusiness group’s soybean crushing operations are benefiting from strong vegetable oil demand and North American margins, he said. Results were partially offset by weaker soybean crush margins in

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The yoga and wellness worlds have a conspiracy problem

There is a type of “all-natural” Instagram influencer who, at first glance, appears to be all about living her best, healthy life. She is an avid proponent of meditation, clean eating, yoga, and a vague form of Asian spirituality. Her approach to life — and health — is “holistic.” And her social media feeds are a whiplash of content, ranging from the benefits of gua sha and ayurvedic diets to her skepticism about the effectiveness of masks and vaccines.

Over the past year of the pandemic, the wellness space — a blanket term used to describe practitioners and promoters of

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Vaccinations Rise in Some States With Soaring Infections | Health News

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday in a sign that the summer surge is getting the attention of vaccine-hesitant Americans as hospitals in the South are being overrun with patients.

Coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters that several states with the highest proportions of new infections have seen residents get vaccinated at higher rates than the nation as a whole. Officials cited Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri and Nevada as examples.

“The fourth surge is real, and the numbers are quite

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Following This Diet Could Alleviate Your Menopause Symptoms, New Study Suggests

A plant-based diet rich in soy can have a significant effect on one of the most frustrating menopause symptoms, according to a study in the journal Menopause.



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Researchers recruited 38 women going through menopause who were having two or more hot flashes per day. Although they’re often brief—usually between 30 seconds and 10 minutes—these hot flashes can interfere with sleep and everyday activities. One large, multinational study on the issue found that frequent hot flashes can severely impair quality of life.

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Halberd Corp. Advances the Elimination of Antigens Present in Alzheimer’s Disease & PTSD/Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Jackson Center, Pennsylvania–(Newsfile Corp. – July 22, 2021) – Halberd Corporation (OTC Pink: HALB) confirms the shipment of samples of metallic nanoparticles conjugated to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) antibodies, Tau and Phosphorylated Tau. Having successfully conjugated the metallic nanoparticles (via its breakthrough patent-pending process), GreenBioAZ shipped the materials to Youngstown State University (YSU). At YSU, Dr. William G. Sturrus, Chair of the Physics, Astronomy, Geology, and Earth Sciences Department and his team will immediately proceed to the next step – eradicating the conjugated AD building blocks via Halberd’s unique, proprietary laser eradication process. This follows the promising results from initial tests

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15 Chest Exercises Ranked Worst to Best

Here is a list of 15 chest exercises ranked worst to best. These chest exercises are performed by many people in the gym, but some are good, some are bad, and some can actually injure you.

Jeff Cavaliere was the head physical therapist of the New York Mets for 3 years and is now a YouTube sensation. He delivers clear information without noise on his ATHLEAN-X YouTube channel.

The physical therapist made a list of 15 chest exercises ranked worst to best on one of his latest videos. The very first exercise which he deems worst is the dumbbell fly,

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A Shirtless Kevin Hart Showed Off His Yoga Routine on Instagram

Kevin Hart has been dedicated to his fitness for a long time, regularly sharing clips of his workouts on social media, and grinding like hell to recover from his injuries following a car accident in 2019. He is looking more muscular than he ever has right now, following a rigorous training regime which saw him bulking up and working out with Navy SEALs while preparing to play the soldier Roland in the upcoming Borderlands movie.

But one thing Hart has never tried incorporating into his fitness routine until now? Yoga. He recently completed a yoga session for the first time,

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