The Best Diet For Every Body

It seems like there’s a new dietary fad every single week, and after a little while, most are proved to have inconsistent or even no results. That doesn’t stop a lot of people from trying them, however, in hopes that something works and they suddenly have the body they’ve always been dreaming of.

The reality of weight loss is simple: your calories in should be less than your calories out. After that, you should stick to simple (i.e. not processed) whole grain foods. Fruits and vegetables and grains and meats are good for you because not only are they usually lower calorie than their processed counterparts, but they contain vitamins, minerals, and fibers that are beneficial to your overall health.

You don’t have to cut carbs out of your diet, or dairy, or even dessert. You can eat everything you want as long as it’s in moderation and – this is key – you work hard at working out. Challenge your body, get your heart rate up at least once a day, and work on building muscle (not just doing cardio) because muscle allows your body to process food and burn calories more efficiently and healthily.

This isn’t necessarily the advice that most people are looking for, because it isn’t a get-thin-quick solution. It IS the only solution that is sustainable long-term for most people, however, and it’s the diet that most athletes subscribe to because it allows your body to perform at peak levels. Take care of your body in this way and it will continue to take care of you for years to come.

Can Humans Regenerate Limbs

There are creatures in nature who can regenerate limbs. Humans, however, have yet to figure out this trick.

We can regenerate skin and the lining of our gut- but not our more complex structures.

In skin, if the cuts aren’t deep, there will be no scarring due to the healing process that regenerates skin cells. We also regenerate the very tips of the fingers. Bones will knit together and livers can grow to fill the space and rebuild some of the structure that was damaged.

Growing a limb

However, limb regeneration is more than just replacing tissue. Adult stem cells regenerate muscle blood vessels and even nerves, but not the whole limb.

Skin, liver and bone don’t regenerate in the same sense that salamanders do it. Humans can only replace the superficial layer of skin.

Liver regeneration is really compensatory hyperplasia, meaning it will grow in size to compensate for what is lost. So the tissue will grow larger, but if the entire liver were lost, it couldn’t regenerate.

Humans have the ability to regenerate

Humans build entire organ systems in the womb; from genetic information a human embryo develops into a complete person in nine months. So there is a limited ability to regrow things, and that makes evolutionary sense — humans have to be able to heal.

To regrow a limb, the cells need to know where they are  — and they need to build the right structures in the right order. Something in humans’ evolutionary past selected against expressing those genes and nobody knows what that something was.

Neotony and limb regeneration

The ability to “stay young” may add another insight into the mystery of limb regeneration. Mexican salamanders, called axolotls, are neotenic, meaning they retain juvenile features into adulthood. This is why axolotls retain gills as they mature, whereas other salamander species don’t.

Humans possess neoteny, too, which is why adults look more like our baby selves than is the case with other primates,. It is noted that younger people seem better able to heal than older ones.

Winds Of Change Blowing Into Africa

Efforts to produce wind power are underway in Kenya through the Lake Turkana Wind Power project.

A 12-hour drive from Nairobi, the once operational location is set to provide 310 megawatts (MW) of renewable power to the Kenyan national grid.

“It is the largest wind farm in Africa (with) 365 turbines,” says Carlo Van Wageningen, director and board member at Lake Turkana Wind Power. “We are hoping to soon see the transmission line completed so that Kenya will be able to benefit from this cheap source of power,” he added.

The Wind Farm, which is located between the slopes of Mount Kulal and the south eastern end of Lake Turkana, is in the perfect location for producing wind power. According to the project, the area’s “unique geographical conditions” result in daily temperature fluctuations which produce strong and predictable wind streams.

“We get a constant wind that allows us to have a yield on our installed capacity, which is called load factor, of about 62 percent,” Van Wageningen explained.

For Van Wageningen, the Lake Turkana scheme has helped to put Kenya on the renewable energy map from a wind perspective.The potential of wind power in terms of reducing carbon emissions is significant.

According to the Global Wind Energy Council, in 2016 wind power helped the planet avoid more than 637 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.

“There are many wind farms that are in preparation and in development right now, so I think Lake Turkana Wind Power has opened a new source of investment for Kenya – foreign investment as well as local investment – and it’s a great opportunity.”

Marketing Tips To Live By

Marketing strategies are constantly evolving as technology provides us with new and diverse ways of reaching out to people. However, while the techniques may change, the goal never does, which is why some of the same strategies work no matter what platform they’re deployed on.

 

For example, all the best marketing teams will tell you that you need attention to sell. Make sure your campaign is eye-grabbing from the get-go, and then make sure it keeps that attention by relating to the audience you want. Use their language, their slang, and reference or include things that are relevant in their daily lives. If you sound like one of them, you’ve won half the battle.

Also, if you’re not a brand-new business, you already have the best marketing tool at your disposal: satisfied customers. Focus on solving their problems and they’ll sell your product for you. It helps to have a product you love, because this will require a daily grind of working and retooling and honing what works, but that’s why you’re in business, right?

Finally, seek out customers where they are instead of waiting for them to find you. In today’s age, this definitely means social media, because that’s where you can find the entire world in a few seconds. However, it also means seeking out your market on their own turf, in neighborhoods and locations that they frequent. Again, it’s hard work, but finding the right kind of loyal customer, and then keeping them, will always reap huge rewards.