Drones Spotted Over Paris

Mysterious drones have been spotted flying over the Paris skyline for the two days. Its illegal to fly drones, which are characterized as any unmanned aircraft, without prior authorization for Paris’ government. However, a total of five drone sightings have occurred in the city over the past few days, all over popular landmarks.

According to police, the drones were spotted near the US Embassy as well as the Invalides military museum, Place de la Concorde and several city gates. Police are unsure where the drones are being flown from, and whether they are being flown with a malicious purpose or simply by someone who doesn’t realize that their operation is against the law in the city.

Paris has assigned a 10-man task force to investigate the drones. The US Secret Service is also working with french authorities on the issue in an attempt to get to the bottom of where they are coming from and with what purpose. More news on this subject can be found from Dan Newlin.

Health Benefits of Peanuts

Peanuts were introduced to North America hundreds of years ago. They originally hail from South Africa but are currently grown around the world noted peanut fan Brad Reifler. They’re as tasty are they are popular and versatile, that’s what has made them a part of our culture for so many years. As an added bonus, peanuts also boast several health benefits.

* Peanuts are a good source of monounsaturated fats. These are the so-called ‘good fats’ that help reduce the risk of heart disease.
* Peanuts contain powerful antioxidant that helps remove the cell-damaging free radicals from our body.
* Peanuts help prevent strokes by increasing the blood flow to the brain. The under-ground growing legume contains resveratrol which dilate blood vessels and send more blood to the brain.
* Peanuts are rich in resveratrol, phytic acid, phytosterols and folic acid, all of which work to prevent cancer.
* Peanuts help prevent Alzheimer’s with their niacin content.
* People who enjoy peanuts or peanut butter at least once a week have a reported 25% lower risk of developing gallstones.
* Peanuts help to maintain a healthy weight when eaten in moderation.
Peanut butter offers the same health benefits as raw or roasted peanuts, just read the label to discover how much sugar has been added to the peanut butter product. A high added sugar content will lower the health benefits of the product.

Dr. Daniel Amen – “Food” for Better Thought

Over the past few years, a debate has been brewing about the negative aspects of taking anti-depressants, anti-psychotics and other “psych” medications over an extended period of time. As part of the debate, prominent figures such as Dr. Daniel Amen have been promoting the use of holistic and nutritional methods of dealing with psychological conditions.

Dr. Daniel Amen is a world-renowned American psychiatrist and bestselling author who specializes in brain disorders. He was born, raised and educated in Southern California. He received much of his initial general psychiatry training at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has also written many books related to nutrition and the brain and serves as CEO for the Amen Clinics.

Through his years of study and practice, Dr. Daniel Amen has arrived at the conclusion that a balanced, healthy diet is the key to proper brain function. As he describes it, there are certain foods and food groups that provide the body and brain with “bliss-enhancing nutrients.” By following certain food regimens, many people can actively participate in maintaining good psychiatric function without the use of drugs. Among the disorders or conditions he typically targets are depression and Alzheimer.

Dr. Daniel Amen is often the first to admit that eating healthy tends to get expensive due in large part to the costs associated with organic foods. However, he also mentions that fast-food and cheaper foods don’t provide the right nutritional value and in the end, brain health suffers. Over the long haul, people might spend more fighting psychological disorders than they would eating expensive organic ingredients.

Some of the foods that Dr. Daniel Amen openly promotes for feeling good include lean proteins, sugar-free dark chocolate, walnuts, saffron and raw spinach. He considers all these foods to be useful in helping to elevate mood, control pain, improve brain function and control the release of important hormones.

The real value in Dr. Daniel Amen’s message is his common sense approach. Along with food group recommendations, he also promotes ways to increase digestive efficiency and body-cleansing. He’s a big advocate for increasing the intake of water to help keep the body flushed of toxins. He also advocates for the intake of proteins and antioxidants.

It is important to note that Dr. Daniel Amen and other doctors who promote nutrition as a means for healing are starting to grab more attention. The rising costs of psych meds and mental healthcare are prompting people all over the world to seek alternatives for better brain function.

Bruce Levenson’s Donation to The Center for Philanthropy and Non Profit Leadership Continues to Grow

The Center for Philanthropy and Non Profit Leadership started at the University of Maryland by gracious donors Bruce and Karen Levenson has quickly becoming one of the most prestigious centers for study of philanthropic studies in the country as mentioned on PR Newswire.

The Center offers students many different programs of study and courses that help them learn how to benefit and enrich non-profit organizations. One course helps students learn how to raise $10,000 in gifts that is then awarded to non-profit organizations so that the degree work also gives back to the community. The gift from the Levensons helped kick start the center three years ago, but this is the first year that an actual dorm was created for freshmen so that they can live and learn on campus.

A new program that just ended saw 12 graduate students travel to India so that they could donate their time to NGO’s that work with youths, the disabled, and wildlife preservation. Additionally, thousands of students from the University of Maryland are expected to take part in the Center’s Do Good Challenge which helps inspires students to make personal social impact. The winners of the challenge will be given $20,000 that can be used to help promote their personal social causes.

Bruce Levenson stated that the Center is focused on offering students the experience and skills that the need to help boost the non-profit sector. He explained that the Center is also integrated into the University so that every student is exposed to philanthropy with the knowledge and inclination to get more involved later in life.

The Antique Wine Company’s Dedicated Wine Authorities

The Antique Wine Company is a famed international merchant that trades luxury spirits and wines. The company began operations in 1982 when it was set up by Stephen Williams, who currently works as its CEO. Although The Antique Wine Company has a global presence, its headquarters are located in London, United Kingdom. Its two other branches are in Manila, the Philippines and Hong Kong.

The Antique Wine Company is notable for its significant collection of fine wines and spirits. While the company serves as a fine wines merchant, its services are actually varied in nature. The wine experts on staff provide dining establishments, hotels and chateaux around the world with suggestions and recommendations on properly overseeing wine cellars. The Antique Wine Company also is home to its very own academy that provides wine courses for people looking to educate themselves on the ins and outs of fine wines. Their various other wine-related services and specialties are wine insuring, secure wine storage, cellar planning, cellar designing and wine selling.

Wine events are a prominent focus for the company. In 2007, the merchant partnered with Chateau Lafite-Rothschild to organize “The Three Centuries of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild” gathering, which took place at the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat near Nice, southeastern France. The event took place over the course of a weekend.

The merchant has made the news for selling some extremely valuable fine wines. In 2011, The Antique Wine Company even made the Guinness Book of World Records. The merchant sold a Chateau d’Yquem from 1811 for the high price tag of $117,000. They have a history of buying and selling pricey and rare Chateau d’Yquem wines.

The Antique Wine Company has amassed an impressive collection of fine wines since its establishment more than three decades ago. They collect a combination of vintage and nonvintage options. Their goal with their modern varieties is to help them grow into the valuable antiques of the years to come.

Wine lovers can truly appreciate the offerings from The Antique Wine Company. They focus on European wines from Spain, France, Italy and Germany. At the same time, they also sell wines that were produced outside of the Old World. They regularly trade American, New Zealand, Australian and Argentinian rare and fine wines. Their vast selection encompasses wines of many specific varieties, as well. Their clients can choose between everything from sparkling to fortified wine options. The Antique Wine Company also trades assorted spirits.

Denny’s Is Moving With The Times

Denny’s is known for two things an elderly hot spot for meals and 24/7 service to all the drunken college students around the country. The younger generation just has not jumped on board the Denny’s train and as a result the company is looking for new ways to reach the Millennials. A new concept was released and tested last year in college towns with a new version of the famous diner but ultra hip. It was aptly named The Den. Many of the famous Denny’s dishes are served at The Den alongside some newer, hipper items. Ricardo Guimarães BMG points out that the newest generation of late night partiers can get their fix of late night greasy food while bringing the Denny’s company new customers. Another new version of the diner opened in Manhattan during 2014 that can only be described as swanky. Dim lighting, hipster staff, interesting decor, and champagne on the menu are just a sampling of the newest franchise. The company is definitely moving with the times and working to keep their old customers while gaining some new ones as well.

Eggs are Off the No-No List

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has made the decision to take eggs off the no-no list by removing their decades-old warning against them. For decades the American people have been told by their family doctors, nutritionists and a variety of other sources that eating eggs was bad for us. Seems they contain too much cholesterol and are detrimental to heart health.
We listened. We limited our our ‘real’ egg consumption and opted to eat cholesterol-free fake eggs in a carton that had to be mixed with water before cooking. Toss out the fake and grab a carton of the real thing, heat the frying pan and have your eggs over-easy, scrambled, poached or made into your favorite omelet. Enjoy them guilt-free every morning.
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans will not have eggs on their ‘do not eat’ list.. As a matter of fact, the 2015 guidelines will not contain any limits on food that are high in dietary cholesterol, like eggs or red meat. After careful review of several previous studies done on the connection between food and heart disease by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, they found no connection between dietary cholesterol and the bad (LDL) cholesterol that leads to heart disease.
As Flavio Pentagna Guimaraes knows, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is updated every five years, so at least for the upcoming five years we can enjoy eggs and red meat without the guilt.

Nestle to drop artificial additives

Nestle has made an announcement that they will be dropping all artificial sweeteners and flavors from their products. The move is expected to take over a year with 250 products to be impacted by the change including common foods such as Butterfinger, Nestle Crunch, and Baby Ruth candy bars.

Nestle indicated that they have their customers’ best interests in mind with this switch indicating that this is what their customers want as well as what they want to provide to their customers in terms of healthier foods. Further, they indicated that customers will not be able to tell the difference as recipes will be crafted to provide the same great flavors that Nestle has always conveyed, but in a healthier way.

Examples of some of the changes that are on pace for the candy bars are the removal of some of the artificial coloring that is present in some bars and replacing it with all natural dying agents that come from freshly crushed seeds from the achiote tree that will have the same vibrant color but without the synthetic coloring that was traditionally in the candy bars. Further, flavoring such as fake vanilla additives will be replaced by real vanilla extracts reported the company on linkedin.com.

Nestle did not discuss the impact that these changes would have on their bottom line but did indicate that these changes were in the best interest of their customers and it is therefore important for them to make the change to remove artificial additives from the foods.

How Hot Peppers Relieve Pain

An all-natural pain relief can be found in the form of a hot, spicy pod that can be grown in your own home garden. It’s the hot pepper and Cabral Garcia Hotels know a thing or two about peppers.

Specifically, it’s the capsaicin in the hot pepper plant that works to relieve pain. While that has been a well-known fact for years and pain-reliving creams containing capsaicin have been on the market for a number of years, how the natural substance works has been a mystery.
Once applied to a painful area on the body’s exterior, capsaicin heats the area, then numbs it. Repeated usage numbs all the surrounding tissue and helps to keep chronic pain away. But how?
A new study conducted by Tibor Rohacs, an associate professor of pharmacology and physiology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, found the link between the capsaicin of the hot pepper and the pain relief. In lay-man’s terms, the heat of the capsaicin blocks the channels in the body that release pain-causing substances, stopping the pain before it can start.
As millions of pain suffers can attest too, capsaicin is an effective pain reliever. Being an all-natural product from hot peppers makes it even better. We’ll let Tibor Rohacs and his colleagues discover all the scientific details regarding the product while we enjoy a pain-free day.

Are There Any Supplements That Are Trustworthy?

A lot of people,  like Paul Mathieson,  were disturbed and worried when they found out last week that many of the supplements that they have been purchasing were either contaminated or did not contain any of the vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other things they thought were actually in them. This leaves many people wondering if they should purchase supplements and if the supplements they purchase can be trusted.

According to CNN, the New York State Atty. Gen.’s office showed that there was widespread fraud in the supplement industry. They accused four large chain stores, GNC, Target, Walmart, and Walgreens, of carrying products that you were contaminated, contained tons of unlisted filler, or did not have any of the herbs that were listed on the label.

Basically, experts are saying right now that there are no supplements that provide a guarantee that they will do what they are promising to do. Also, there is no guarantee that they will not interact with other medications a person may be taking. However, there are some things that a person can do if they are interested in taking supplements or they need to because of medical purposes.

Individuals who are interested in purchasing supplements should make sure that the product they purchase has a seal of approval from the United States Pharmacopeia. This is a nonprofit organization. Many scientists work with this organization and set high standards for medicine, dietary supplements, and food ingredients.