In a society overrun by antibiotics and sickness, it appears we’ve forgotten our roots. Let’s travel back in time to when small farmers made their own yogurts and mountain people made kefir. The origin of fermented foods goes so far back it predates recorded history.
Many of the longest-lived societies included cultured foods in their diets because of the amazing benefits. Most authorities agree that the ancient people of the Middle East ate yogurt regularly. Written records confirm that the conquering armies of Genghis Khan lived on this food.
The benefits of friendly bacteria first came to the attention of the general public in 1908, when Dr. Elie Metchnikoff, a Russian biologist, wrote The Prolongation of Life. Dr. Metchnikoff devoted the last 10 years of his life to the study of consuming lactic-acid-producing bacteria as a means of increasing life span. After much research, he was convinced that he had discovered why so many Bulgarians lived noticeably long lives. This phenomenon, he theorized, was due to their consumption of large quantities of cultured foods, especially yogurt, which he believed help maintain the friendly bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract.
As of 11 October 2010 (2010 -10-11)], Caroline Wozniacki is ranked World No. 1 on the WTA Tour. She has won twelve WTA singles titles and was the runner-up at the 2009 US Open. Despite losing out at the French Open, Denmark’s tennis belle, 20-year-old Caroline, happily chats to us about her introduction to the sport and the motivation behind every serve.
– ‘I started playing tennis around the age of seven. My father, who was a professional soccer player, introduced me and my brother Patrik to the sport. I remember we’d always play against each other from very early on and I hated it when I lost. I was pretty determined to beat him and get revenge. I started spending more and more time on the tennis court, trying to get better and managed to beat my Dad and Patrik. The first time I beat my Dad it felt great.’
Sweating is the release of a salty liquid from the body’s sweat glands. This process is also called perspiration.
Sweating is an essential function that helps your body stay cool. Sweat is commonly found under the arms, on the feet, and on the palms of the hands. Every one sweats to a certain degree. When it is excessive, then it causes embarrassment and often there is an offensive smell. This occurs in spite of good personal hygiene. In medical terms it is called hyperhidrosis.