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8. Choosing Carnosine Supplements

Moneysmith, Marie Basic Health Publications ePub



Before looking at dosage details, let’s review carnosine’s benefits to determine who should take it and why. In general, within our bodies, carnosine is most abundant in the brain, eyes, and muscles, including the heart. Since carnosine levels drop significantly as we age, it makes sense to take supplements as a means of providing continued protection. And since the only dietary source of carnosine is meat, vegetarians are especially likely to have low levels of this nutrient.

In addition, there are several specific reasons to consider carnosine supplements. As we have seen, carnosine is a powerful antioxidant, with an ability to quench free radicals as well as protect cell membranes against free-radical damage. This attribute alone makes it a fine addition to any daily supplement regimen, since we are all faced with exposure to dangerous free radicals.

Because of its antioxidant abilities, carnosine is also a valuable nutrient for anyone suffering from conditions related to inflammation. These include heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, allergies, Alzheimer’s, obesity, asthma, ulcers, and certain cancers. Because inflammation produces free radicals, people with chronic inflammatory conditions require more antioxidant protection than individuals without these ailments.

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Stockholm & the Archipelago

Elisabet Olesen Hunter Publishing ePub

Sweden Adventure Guide


Elisabet Olesin


Hunter Publishing, Inc.



Hunter Publishing, Inc.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the written permission of the publisher.

This guide focuses on recreational activities. As all such activities contain elements of risk, the publisher, author, affiliated individuals and companies disclaim any responsibility for any injury, harm, or illness that may occur to anyone through, or by use of, the information in this book. Every effort was made to insure the accuracy of information in this book, but the publisher and author do not assume, and hereby disclaim, any liability or any loss or damage caused by errors, omissions, misleading information or potential travel problems caused by this guide, even if such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause.


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14. Using and Applying CardSpace: A New Scheme for Establishing Identity

Jesse Liberty O'Reilly Media ePub

Until now, identifying oneself on the Web has been a source of irritation, annoyance, security concerns, and risk. Web sites often require users to provide unique login IDs and passwords, and you may also have to supply some arbitrary level of personal identification. Because some sites contain information that may be of great value, or engage in transactions that may involve exchanging significant amounts of money, it is often in your interest to ensure that the passwords you use are secure. But unfortunately, at the present time there is no good, easy way to create secure passwords for all the sites that require them. By definition, a good password should be difficult for either a human or a computer algorithm to guess, and thus a good password will be difficult to remember. The usual solution to this is to write down all your passwords, which immediately makes them vulnerable to discovery.

Microsoft's first attempt at solving this problem was Passport. The idea behind Passport was that you would have a single identity with only a single password to remember. The problem with this approach, of course, is that you may not wish to have the same identity on every web site you visit. Also, many web users prefer to limit the information they give out to the absolute minimum required to perform the transactions they want on a given web siteand with good reason. All of us have experienced the tsunami of junk mail that can result from simply visiting the wrong web site.

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Lesson 18 - Some Major Scale Licks to Learn

Music, SHER Sher Music ePub

A - PRACTICING MAJOR LICKS. You know that English is made up of phrases put together into sentences, not just individual words strung together. Likewise, music is (more often than not) made up of phrases that the ear hears as a unit. So next let’s look at some typical musical phrases in a major key. Instead of just playing straight through all these examples you should try the following approach:

On the two-bar “licks” below, feel free to substitute something of your own for the second of the two bars. After you have memorized the lick itself, feel free to use whatever variations on it you wish. The end result will be that the lick will become just a motif to come back to periodically—an anchor from which to explore the possibilities inside one tonality.

B - SOME SAMPLE LICKS. In any case, these are some of the thousands of things you can do with the notes in the C major scale. So after you have absorbed these, figure out some original ones for yourself. Then play each one enough so that it is really yours and part of the vocabulary of phrases you can actually use. See Lesson 23 for more ideas on generating licks in a single scale. As you get more accomplished, do this in other keys too.

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Panic attacks

Courtenay Young Karnac Books ePub

What are panic attacks?

Panic attacks are both a form and a symptom of anxiety disorder, and they are fairly common, occurring in 15–20% of the population. The symptoms of a panic attack are varied and can include a sudden onset of intense apprehension or nervousness, or actual fear or terror accompanied by a variety of physical symptoms, such as palpitations, pounding heart, or fast heart rate, sweating, trembling and shaking, difficulties in breathing, sensations of shortness of breath or smothering, feelings of choking, chest pain or discomfort, nausea or abdominal distress, feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded, or faint, de-realization (feelings of unreality) or deper-sonalization (being detached from oneself), fear of losing control or going crazy, fear of dying, shaking, paresthesias (numbness or tingling sensations), chills or hot flushes, sweating, dry mouth, nausea, “jelly legs”, visual difficulties, or that you cannot speak or think clearly, or fear that you might die, collapse, be having a heart attack, etc. If they occur very frequently, panic attacks can be seen as an anxiety disorder, or as accompanying anxiety disorders such as agoraphobia or social phobia.

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