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Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Tilapia has become the ubiquitous fish in America today. It’s cheap, not “fishy” tasting, boneless and skinless, and is hard to mess up by overcooking, which is a problem with many other fish varieties.
However, the tilapia we’re eating is almost entirely a farmed fish, meaning you cannot find wild tilapia in any grocery store or on any restaurant menu. And the farming is usually done on an industrial scale, with thousands of fish being harvested every day. Their feed is not natural — in the wild, tilapia would eat algae and lake plants, but the farms fatten up the fish on GMO corn and soy pellets. The amount of healthful fish oils in these creatures is almost non-existent, negating the main reason why fish is so good for us.
We all have the notion that eating fish would be the better option over bacon when it comes to health. And the truth is, it really is! Fish is a low fat, high protein food that has a range of health benefits. However, given what we know of fish and its sources today, we may have to re-examine this statement.
Fish can either be one of the best foods for you or detrimental to your health depending on where it is sourced. There is a world of difference between fish that is caught in the wild, farm-bred or farm-raised fish. The most common farm-raised fish are: salmon, tilapia, sea bass, catfish, and cod.
So why would farm raised fish be toxic to our health? What are the dangers of eating farm-raised fish? We’ll answer all of those queries below!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Young girl succeeds despite having a basketball for a body

Qian Hongyan was called a lost cause by medics after she was brutally mowed down by a trucker and had her whole body below the waste amputated.
Qian was just four when the accident occurred and doctors said it was a miracle she survived both the accident and the surgery.
Her mother Zhou Huan-ping said: "The image of my little girl disappearing under those huge wheels that were taller than she was will haunt me for the rest of my life.
"I saw her at the last second but was on the other side of the street and I was powerless to do anything to stop it."
Quan spent two years being completely immobile as she didn’t have enough body to sit up in a wheelchair.
Doctors said the only option was extensive surgery to fit her with prosthetic legs, but this would have cost cost hundreds of thousands of dollars which was impossible for Qian’s parents to afford.
After two years in hospital she was discharged at age six.
She was 18 inches tall after doctors removed her lower ribs, legs and hip joints, leaving her with just a pointed stump.
It was Qian’s grandfather who came up with the idea to fit the bottom of a basketball to her stump which would give her some mobility.

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