Pineapple Really Improves Fertility?

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Pineapple Ananas comosus(scientific name), also known as “Pinya”, is a delicious tropical collective fruit (a cluster of flowers mature into a single mass that produces into a fruit). That’s belongs into one of Bromeliacea family which consist of have one healthy and important compound called bromelain enzyme that was used for medical and culinary purposes.In addition pineapple juice which can be found in tropical countries has many byproducts, have been created through innovation of time from pineapple. It does not only limit its wide array in cuisines but byproduct  from this fruit may include many beverages such as “piñacolada” as one of the main ingredient use in cocktails also vinegar’s and wines. Pineapples is also use as fiber material in  textile manufacturing for Barong Tagalog and Baro’tSaya, commonly known as piña that can be found here at the Philippines.

According to Megan Ware in her written article titled Pineapple Health Benefits, Recipes, Health Risks, that consumption of antioxidant-rich diets have been shown to improve fertility. Since free radicals can damage the reproductive system, foods with high antioxidant activity like pineapples that battle free radicals are recommended for those trying to conceive. The antioxidants in pineapple such as vitamins C, beta-carotene and the vitamins and minerals and copper, zinc and folate have properties that affect both male and female fertility.Moreover, fruits that contain bromelain enzymes like pineapple helps reduces or fight inflammation in the body, including in the uterus. It is also a mild blood thinner which some believe can aid in implantation. But take note that many doctors prescribe baby aspirin, a blood thinner, to help with implantation.  In addition humans implantation is the very early stage of pregnancy at which the product of conception at any point between fertilization and birth adheres to the wall of the uterus.

Another written article from Ashley Bravo entitled Does Pineapple Increase Fertility, tells that the common beliefs of women  regarding  about pineapple is that it helps with the implantation process when in  becoming pregnant. However, there is no scientific proof in this belief. On the other hand, men can also helped in regards to fertility by eating an increased amount of Vitamins C. This has been shown to help with the quality of their sperm and is especially helpful for men who are heavy smokers. While it is best to avoid smoking altogether when you are trying to conceive, adding vitamin C to your diet can help if you continue to do so. In some studies according to pineapple can also help with fertility because it is a common source of pregnancy. Adding it to your diet can help to allow you to lose weight, which can hinder your ability to become pregnant. So, while pineapple doesn’t have any direct ties to fertility, it can definitely be something that will help in a number of other ways.

On the other hand  the truth behind  that eating pineapple gives a great deal of Vitamin C it helps women to become pregnant. Vitamin C helps fight the symptoms like PCOS, (Poly cystic Ovary Syndrome – Symptoms) that one of the common symptoms of this PCOS is having an irregular periods or no periods at all that leads to a difficulty  of getting pregnant, it is because of irregular ovulation or failure to ovulate.

Source:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/276903.php

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pineapple

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=34

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Polycystic-ovarian-syndrome/…/Symptoms.aspx

http://www.fertilityafter40.com/9-fertility-wonder-foods-separating-myth-from-fact-to-get-pregnant-faster-naturally.html#sthash.QBFOtTJg.dpuf

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=34

http://pregnancytips.org/getting-pregnant/fertility/does-pineapple-increase-fertility/

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/pineapple.html

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Carrots (Daucus Carota) as Cancer-Risk Reduction

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Carrots are considered to be one of the most important cultivated vegetable crops in history. They have been providing nutrients to populations for thousands of years, with records showing that the first modern-day carrot varieties were consumed around the 10th Century in parts of the Middle East and Asia.

Daucus carota scientific term for Carrots is a bienial and bears flower and it can grow from 2 inches to 3 feet in length. In terms of its nutrients and vitamins it contain a beta-carotenes, carotenes is the source of vitamin A, which is is very important for the fully growth and healing of the body tissues. Also Carrots have a Potassium, Thiamin, Folic acid, Magnesium, Falcarium and Luteonil that needed of our body to reduce or to prevent cancer cells.

BEBEFITS OF CARROTS

1.  Improves vision

Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is transformed in the retina, to rhodopsin, a purple pigment necessary for night vision.

2.  Helps prevent cancer

carrots reduce the risk of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer. Researchers have just discovered falcarinol and falcarindiol which they feel cause the anticancer properties.

3.  Slows down aging 
The high level of beta-carotene acts as an antioxidant to cell damage done to the body through regular metabolism.  It help slows down the aging of cells.

4.  Promotes healthier skin 
Vitamin A and antioxidants protects the skin from sun damage. Deficiencies of vitamin A cause dryness to the skin, hair and nails. Vitamin A prevents premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, pigmentation, blemishes, and uneven skin tone.

5.  Helps prevent infection 
Carrots are known by herbalists to prevent infection. They can be used on cuts – shredded raw or boiled and mashed.

6.  Promotes healthier skin (from the outside) 
Carrots are used as an inexpensive and very convenient facial mask.  Just mix grated carrot with a bit of honey.

7.  Prevents heart disease
Studies show that diets high in carotenoids are associated with a lower risk of heart disease.  Carrots have not only beta-carotene but also alpha-carotene and lutein.

The regular consumption of carrots also reduces cholesterol levels because the soluble fibers in carrots bind with bile acids.

8.  Cleanses the body
Vitamin A assists the liver in flushing out the toxins from the body. It reduces the bile and fat in the liver. The fibers present in carrots help clean out the colon and hasten waste movement.

9.  Protects teeth and gums
Carrots clean your teeth and mouth. They scrape off plaque and food particles just like toothbrushes or toothpaste.  Carrots stimulate gums and  trigger a lot of saliva, which being alkaline, balances out the acid-forming, cavity-forming bacteria.  The minerals in carrots prevent tooth damage.

10.  Prevents stroke
From all the above benefits it is no surprise that in a Harvard University study, people who ate more than six carrots a week are less likely to suffer a stroke than those who ate only one carrot a month or less.

Bright orange carrots are rich in nutrients, inexpensive, and easy to find in the fresh produce section of your grocery store. They’re rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants that are good for your health, and it’s possible that eating carrots may help to prevent cancer.

In research studies performed in labs, rats fed either raw carrots or even just falcarinol — an antioxidant extracted from carrots — demonstrated a delay in the growth of colon tumors. Carrots contain beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant and a pre-cursor used to make vitamin A in your body, and carotenoidrelatives like zeaxanthin and lutein. Eating a diet rich in these antioxidants may help to reduce your risk of cancer by preventing damage to the healthy cells of your body.

References:

http://curingcancerwithcarrots.com/author/

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/carrots.html

http://www.ehow.com/about_5499722_characteristics-carrot-plant.html

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-benefits-of-carrots.html

http://nutrition.about.com/od/healthyfood1/a/carrotscancer.htm

http://draxe.com/carrot-juice/

SMART 3D SPECTACLES: WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY THAT ALLOW AND ASSIST VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE TO SEE

An invention of Dr. Stephen Hicks, a Neuroscientist from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Dr. Hicks’s invention was widely known as SMART GLASSES. The Smart 3D Spectacles has a built in camera that technically picks up the three-dimensionality of the enhanced objects nearby, thus, can be tuned to a bright easy-to-see display and as well as can be put up or rather can be seen from the inside of that particular pair of spectacles. Practically, people can see an extra layer of vision when being worn. It adheres or rather give support and context to that specific environment. It is a significant way to help and assist vision of the people with severe sight impairments. A citation from www.thedailyguardian.com, that according to research, 90% of people who are registered blind have some existing light perception. The glasses use 3D cameras to greatly enhance what little they can already see through a computer and this is projected on to lenses. The result is that close-up objects and people go from being dark, indefinable blobs to outlined, cartoonised images. It was also mentioned that The glasses began life two years ago as chunky goggles with banks of computer screens. A £500,000 grant from the Google Impact Challenge, which supports charities using technology to aid people, is funding the development of a wearable slimmed-down pair of glasses and software that is usable on a mobile phone. In 2015, 1,000 volunteers tested the new version at home. If all goes to plan, a spin-off company owned by Oxford University and device creator, Stephen Hicks, could be selling them by 2016, priced at £300-£400. The potential to transform lives is huge with 30 million blind people worldwide. Though, this invention is likely to and possibly to be produced in the Philippines since we already have similar inventions from EPSON called The Moverio, thus, this device has also a front-facing camera that enables image and video capture as well as marker detection for AR apps that give users relevant information related to the real-world and as well as the “Wear-ever” device by the Smart Communication Network. The network’s spokesperson said “All this is part of the digital tsunami that we expect will sweep the world, including the Philippines in the coming years,” citing about their invention that could change the way people communicate. According to www.wfs.org, They combine a 3D camera and built-in software to enhance vision. The software enhances and highlights objects in the foreground while hiding the background. The wearer can even pause the visual feed and zoom in for greater detail. The depth camera works in the dark allowing for night. But The glasses don’t replace lost vision but assist with spatial awareness. Anyone using the glasses looks through them to make the most of their existing sight, with additional images appearing in their line of sight to give extra information about who or what is in front of them. (Photo below from Len Rosen’s 21st Century Tech Blog). VA-ST-software-e1434460715873 What is great about these glasses is that you can see through them and make the most of the vision you’ve got. They add to what you see with extra information. In some cases, details such as facial features can become easier to see – making social interaction more natural. The glasses work particularly well in low light and can be used to cope with night blindness. http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2014-06-17-smart-glasses-people-poor-vision-being-tested-oxford

The Significance of Development Communication in Science and Technology

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As time passes, more and more innovations in the field of science and technology have been progressing and new discoveries from varied biological aspects have been revealed. Like for example, the innovative water filtration device, called the LifeStraw, that filters water without the use of any power source or harmful chemicals.

          There are simply so many discoveries every day, and each one of those new found revolutions could possibly help make life for a lot of people so much easier.

          Development communication is the careful construction of different informational communication materials to help spread awareness and promote social uplifting through these mediums to raise the socio-economic growth of a community or a country.

Development communicators are then the ones who search for different revolutionary discoveries that could help aid a striving community’s issue or problem. After seeing the problem and finding a solution to the issue, the development communicator must take action and devise a communication material that is well suited and appropriate for the product, advancement, or solution to the problem. The communication material must also suit its target audience or the people in the community. After showing which, the communicator must evaluate the effectiveness of their material and how the community reacted to its production.

In the work of development communication, nothing is really sure. The only sure thing in it is the willingness of an individual to make a difference and change lives; to hear the voice of the voiceless and try with its every power to speak it out loud.

Nothing will ever prepare anyone from ever knowing what is waiting in the future for us, but with the right push, maybe all of us, as one, could unite and live a life with far greater triumphs. That is what Development Communication is about, unity.

Posted by: Richelle B. Conanan