Blood pressure medication recall continues to expand

imageBlood pressure medication recall continues to expand 0 Deciphering food date labels
A recall on blood pressure medication first announced in April has been expanded. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. issued a voluntary recall for losartan potassium tablets that may contain N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA) at levels higher than the FDA’s acceptable exposure limit. NMBA, which has been shown to cause cancer in rats, qualifies as a known animal carcinogen and a potential human carcinogen.

The expanded recall involves six lots of bulk losartan potassium USP tablets — two are 50 mg strength tablets, while the other four are 100 mg strength tablets.

The tablets were sold to Golden State Medical Supply, Inc.

, and packages under GSM’s own label. They were then distributed in retail bottles of 30, 90 and 1,000 tablets.

The affected losartan potassium tablets being recalled are described as: Losartan potassium tablets, USP 50 mg, are green, film-coated, oval-shaped biconvex tablets with “LK 50” on one side and “>” on the other side. Losartan potassium tablets, USP 100 mg, are dark green, film-coated, oval-shaped biconvex tablets with “LK100” on one side and “>” on the other side.
The FDA maintains that the risk of developing cancer by taking these recalled medications over a long period of time is low, but present.
Approximately 70 million Americans and 1 billion people worldwide have high blood pressure, which can raise the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, dementia and more when left untreated.

In the vast majority of cases, drugs are not needed to reverse high blood pressure. They’re prescribed to take the place of healthy lifestyle choices that can naturally lower blood pressure levels and often pose even more of a health threat .
If you’re looking for ways to treat your high blood pressure without potentially harmful prescription drugs, consider changing your lifestyle and dietary habits. Safe and natural ways to beat high blood pressure include: • Eat a healthy diet — An unhealthy diet is a major risk factor for high blood pressure. To help normalize levels, avoid processed foods, since they usually contain hidden amounts of sodium, trans fat, fructose and grains. • Keep your weight in check — Being overweight can strain your heart.

Losing as little as five to 10 pounds can significantly lower your risk for high blood pressure. • Manage your stress levels — Stress can cause short-term spikes in blood pressure levels.

Determine your stress triggers and manage them in a way that works for you.

• Exercise regularly — Regular exercise can help maintain a healthy weight and ease stress, which can in turn help lower blood pressure levels. • Load up on vitamin D — Vitamin D deficiency can cause arterial stiffness, which may lead to high blood pressure. Increase your vitamin D levels through safe sun exposure or by eating foods rich in vitamin D, such as wild-caught Alaskan salmon and organic eggs. 0 0 30 Tips in 30 Days! Start the Year Right With These Timeless Health Tips Can you improve your health in 30 days? You bet! Check out Dr. Mercola’s All-Time Top 30 Health Tips Subscribe now to my FREE newsletter and get access to these top 30 tips! Loading Please Wait You will also get free access to more than 100,000 health articles and a totally FREE subscription to my Natural Health newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time and I guarantee the privacy of your email.

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Can Swapping Red Meat For Plant-Based Alternatives Cut Risk Of Early Death? : The Salt : NPR

imageEnlarge this image Processed meats, including hot dogs and bacon, cook in a frying pan. A new study of 80,000 people finds that those who ate the most red meat — especially processed meats such as bacon and hot dogs — had a higher risk of premature death compared with those who cut back. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption
toggle caption Joe Raedle/Getty Images Processed meats, including hot dogs and bacon, cook in a frying pan. A new study of 80,000 people finds that those who ate the most red meat — especially processed meats such as bacon and hot dogs — had a higher risk of premature death compared with those who cut back.

Joe Raedle/Getty Images A new study published in The BMJ can’t tell you exactly how much red meat is OK to eat to maintain good health or prevent disease.
But it does help sort out a big-picture, and perhaps more important, question: What does a healthy pattern of eating look like?
A diet that includes plenty of nuts, seeds, fish, vegetables and whole grains — and perhaps up to an egg a day — appears to be better than a diet rich in red meat, especially processed meats such as bacon and hot dogs.

Already a large body of evidence links processed red meats to an increased risk of heart disease , Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers .
And this new study, which included about 80,000 men and women, finds that limiting red and processed meats may help reduce the risk of premature death.

“We tracked the eating habits of our participants for several decades,” explains study author Frank Hu , chair of the nutrition department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. This allowed Hu and his colleagues to compare people who increased their red and processed meat intake over time with those who had a relatively stable intake. On average, adults in the U.S. consume about a serving per day.
Overall, those who increased their intake of processed red meat by about 3.

5 servings a week had about a 13 percent higher risk of death during the study’s eight-year follow-up period.
“We estimated that when people replaced red and processed meat with nuts, seeds, fish [and other alternatives sources of protein, as well as vegetables and whole grains], they experienced more than a 10 percent reduction in their risk of mortality” during the follow-up period, Hu explains.
I asked Tom Sherman , a professor at Georgetown University who teaches nutrition to medical students, to take a look at the study. “At first, I thought, ‘oh no, another paper showing that eating red meat is bad,’ ” Sherman wrote via email.

“But in fact, this one is pretty interesting” because it looks at changes in behavior.
“Changes in behavior are fairly illuminating, and diagnostic,” Sherman says. He says changes can signal that a person is starting to pay attention to one’s diet — or starting to actively disregard it. And these changes “have consistently positive or negative impacts, respectively, on their risk for chronic disease: obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and cancer,” he says.

This is an observational study, so it can’t prove cause and effect between diet and death. But it can establish an association. Sherman says one drawback of all observational nutrition studies is that it’s hard to disentangle the independent effect of changes in meat consumption from other lifestyle factors such as body weight, exercise, alcohol consumption, etc. But these new findings are consistent with a larger body of evidence.

Hu notes that in this new study, as well as in previous research, the risks associated with red meat consumption are higher — and most pronounced — with processed red meats.
“Processed meats typically contain high amounts of sodium and preservatives,” Hu says.

In addition, high-heat cooking methods, such as grilling, can produce carcinogens . And recent research has linked high red meat consumption — especially processed meats — with less diversity and abundance of healthy bacteria in the gut.

“This may contribute to an increased risk,” Hu says.
Sherman adds, “I always brace myself before sharing the data on red and processed meat consumption and mortality, CVD [cardiovascular disease] or cancer risks with my students because it sounds so unbelievably scary.”
“Unfortunately,” he says, “it appears to be accurate.”.

Tim Hortons strikes deal with Beyond Meat to offer plant-based breakfast sandwiches

imageOne of the most high-profile companies in the fast-growing business of plant-based meat alternatives has struck a deal with one of Canada’s biggest coffee chains to sell meat-free breakfast sandwiches across the country.
Tim Hortons announced Wednesday that starting immediately, the chain’s 4,000 locations across Canada are offering breakfast sandwiches made with Beyond Meat patties, a plant-based meat alternative whose popularity seems to be soaring.
Last summer, Beyond Meat struck a deal with burger chain A&W to offer their products in the chain’s quick-service restaurants, and demand for the product soon overwhelmed supply.
Wednesday’s news makes Tim Hortons the second national fast-food restaurant to offer the product in Canada, although the hamburger version of the product did recently become available for home consumption when they hit grocery stores last month.

“We’ve listened to our guests and are excited to be able to offer three delicious breakfast sandwiches that vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians and meat lovers can feel good about,” Tim Hortons’ chief operations officer Mike Hancock said.

‘Protein-packed’ The chain will offer three varieties of the Beyond Meat patty, including in an English muffin with egg and cheese, in a tortilla wrap with egg, cheese and other ingredients, or in a 100 per cent vegan form on a baked biscuit with lettuce and tomato.
“We’re excited to introduce the Beyond Breakfast Sausage patty at Tim Hortons as a protein-packed breakfast solution,” Beyond Meat founder and chief executive Ethan Brown said.
“For busy Canadians on the go, our Beyond Breakfast Sausage not only tastes great, but comes with the added environmental benefits of plant-based protein.

Beyond Meat is one of the biggest players in the growing industry of meat alternatives, which cater to a younger generation of eaters who are eschewing conventional meats in favour of plant-based alternatives.
Plant-based eating going mainstream Many other companies are also in the space, including Canada’s Maple Leaf Foods which recently pledged $300 million to build a factory in Indiana that will make plant-based meat alternatives.
Estimates suggest the market for such products has doubled in the last few years and is showing no signs of slowing down. But that explosion of popularity has also started to draw some criticism.
While the companies pitch it as a healthy alternative, the Beyond Meat burger at A&W contains more fat than the chain’s regular bacon cheeseburger — 29 grams compared to 26 .
Beyond Meat recently went public on the stock market , and the company’s shares have been on a tear ever since, having more than quintupled in value in their first month.


Doctors Discover Hundreds of Undigested Bubble Tea Balls in Girl’s Stomach

imageThe one who was constipated for five days…
She couldn’t eat and was in major pain… Advertisement
And what was causing all this distress?
Bubble tea. Advertisement
Cue record scratch.
Yeah, that’s right. When doctors scanned her stomach they found an absurd amount of bubble tea pearls.

The girl reported that she had been drinking bubble tea five days prior to her symptoms.
But one doctor suspects that there might be more to the story. Advertisement
Based on the number of pearls in her stomach, this wasn’t just a cup tea or two.

She’d have to have drunk a lot of bubble tea for the problems to become this bad. Advertisement
So, are we all carrying around piles of tapioca balls in our tummies thanks to bubble tea?
Well, maybe, but probably not. Advertisement
Bubble tea pearls are made of tapioca.
Tapioca is made of cassava root, a starchy vegetable that is surprisingly tough to digest.

That doesn’t mean that everyone will have undigested pearls in their system.
But if you’re going buckwild on the boba tea, you might want to cool it. Advertisement
If you’re worried about the health consequences of the tea, constipation is probably the least of your worries.

Those little pearls are basically small sugar balls.

Delicious? Yes. Healthy? Not so much. Advertisement
Not only are they sugary, they’re also carby.
Which can drive their calorie count up quickly. Advertisement
Add on to that the flavor syrups that are used to give bubble tea its sweet flavor.

And you’ve got a drink that’s a little more like a dessert. Advertisement
This isn’t the first health scandal that has plagued bubble tea.
Let’s take a quick look into its history, shall we? Advertisement
In 2012, German researchers looked at what was in bubble tea.

They found something called polychlorinated biphenyls. These are associated with cancer, damage to the nervous system, reproductive system, immune system, and endocrine system. Yikes. Advertisement
And, in 2015, a TV reporter in China also found undigested pearls in her stomach.
Her story runs a little differently though; further investigation found that the pearls contained bits of old tires and the soles of leather shoes… ew. Advertisement
So there are a few reasons to be suspicious of bubble tea.

But it’s not enough for everyone to back off. Advertisement
Some Twitter-users seem uninterested in giving up their delicious tea.
Sure, it will kill me, but it tastes good. Advertisement
Other people were suspicious of the whole story.
This kind of starch apparently shouldn’t cause problems like this.

Unsurprisingly, people are pointing fingers at sugar.
Or possibly additives.
But the picture included with the story has gotten a lot of flak.
Apparently, it’s not even a stomach… Advertisement
Doctors, in particular, were having none of it.
I love it when medical professionals get sassy.

But some people are convinced.
And it looks like they might be laying off the bubble tea. Advertisement
Are you on team bubble tea?
Or would you rather play it safe than sorry? Advertisement
Whether the tea causes constipation or not…
It seems like we should definitely recommend drinking it in moderation. Advertisement
But I would never force someone to give up bubble tea.

It’s too perfect.
So get out there and have some tea for us.
Just make sure you stay hydrated; those sugars can screw with your digestion. Advertisement.


imagenga Ajkuna Dakli
( Përshtypje nga Griffin Poetry Price Readings Ceremony – Toronto 2019)
E çuditshme ndjenja që të shkakton një poezi e lexuar në gjuhën tënde nga një zë i qetë dhe i butë në një sallë të madhe me një audiencë prej mbi 500 anglishtfolësish, nga të cilët përveç teje dhe mbase pak fare pak të tjerëve askush nuk e kupton atë që po thuhet. Salla dëgjon e qetë e tërhequr mbase nga tingulli i zërit, fëshfërima e gjuhës, po edhe nga fakti që poezia është shkëputur nga një përmbledhje poetike e cila është një nga shtatë përmbledhjet poetike të përzgjedhura prej rreth 510 librave me poezi të shkruar në anglisht ose në gjuhë të tjera dhe të përkthyer në anglisht. Ndërsa në vendin nga unë vij, sipas antropologëve, deri para një shekulli nuk ekzistonte asnjë fjalë e vetme për “dashurinë”, por vetëm një dyshim i zgjuar-naiv që “duhet të ekzistojë patjetër diçka më e madhe se ne, apo jo?”, me gjestin retorik të një mbreti, i cili pyet, por përgjigjet pret t’i vijnë vetëm në ëndrra .
Është zëri i poetes Luljeta Lleshanaku ,e cila lexon në shqip një nga poezitë e përmbledhjes së saj “Hapësira Negative” të përkthyer mjeshtërisht nga përkthyesja dhe poetja shqiptare Ani Gjika dhe botuar nga shtëpia botuese New Directions – një ndër shtatë finalistët për çmimin kanadez Griffin 2019 për poezinë.
Çmimi Griffin , i themeluar në vitin 2000 nga Scott Griffin është një nga çmimet më prestigjioze në Kanada që i akordohet çdo vit një poeti kanadez dhe një poeti jo-kanadez të përkthyer në anglisht.
Libri “ Negative space ” është një nga shtatë finalistët, vetëm dy nga të cilët janë shkruar fillimisht në një gjuhë tjetër dhe janë përkthyer në anglisht .
Në fjalën e saj të hyrjes për t’i paraqitur publikut përmbledhjen poetike, autoren dhe përkthyesen, poetja daneze Ulrikka Gernes , anëtare e jurisë dikur finaliste për të njëjtin çmim – bën pyetjen që mbase çdo autor shqiptar që shkruan shqip dikur ia ka bërë vetes :
“ Pse të marrësh mundimin të shkruash në një gjuhë e cila flitet nga mbase vetëm rreth 5 milionë njerëz në të gjithë botën? “
“Sepse poezia të detyron ta shkruash.” – thotë ajo.

“Po ka diçka me fjalët – vazhdon. “Fjalëve nuk u duhet të bëhen emigrantë për të kapërcyer kufijtë”.
Fjalët janë ato që na krijojnë hapësira komunikimi dhe e gjejnë njëra tjetrën në gjuhë të tjera. Po kur flasim për poezinë termi përkthim nuk është gjetja e duhur. Që ta përcjellësh një poezi në një gjuhë tjetër duhet ta rikrijosh atë në një gjuhë tjetër
Ani Gjika , përkthyese dhe poete shqiptare me banim në Boston, finaliste për të njëjtin çmim i ka rikrijuar mjeshtërisht poezitë e Lleshanakut në përmbledhjen në anglisht.
Sipas traditës, poezitë lexohen fillimisht në gjuhën e origjinalit, pastaj në anglisht.
Leximi vazhdon në të dy gjuhët me disa pjesë nga poema “ Ujë dhe karbon ” – një anatomi e përkryer poetike e periudhës se diktaturës komuniste në Shqipëri e parë jo vetëm në aspektin politik dhe historik po edhe atë njerëzor – nëse njeriut i heq ndjenjat, të drejtat, liritë dinjitetin ai reduktohet vetëm në një përbërje kimike “ujë dhe karbon”. But when I saw the former Sorbonne professor Secretly digging through the trash and pick up a piece of watermelon rind, Which then he wiped on his pants and swallowed whole without chewing, I new I witnessed five thousand years of civilization Extinguished in one moment ” But where was our country at the moment? Where was Caesar?
Poema është një histori mbijetese : We were guns without latches We softened walls with our shadows And we bore children, two – dimensional children Like ribbons of light that enter through the crack of a door Or through the torn tarp of a roof.

Daydreaming children, the children of survival Who noticed only the bonny haunches of the farm oxen And at night like a secret sect Gathered around Dickens ,
dhe si e tillë mbart në vetvete misionin e përcjelljes së mesazhit historik në të ardhmen :
You can’t conquer evil. Evil ends on its own No matter how great, every Evil has its moment of saturation
. And blessed is the one destined to live through the Epoch of Saturation: Like paradise in those illustrated religious flyers Where tigers and humans bask peacefully together under the sun, In the apple orchard by a river of honey together co-sufferers and co-citizens. Fault is not a feature of water and carbon Fault does not exist
Poezitë e Lleshanakut më lënë gjithnjë mbresa të forta me elegancën e figurave, filozofinë që ndërthurin, forcën e logjikës, qetësinë e rrëfimit dhe kthjelltësinë emocionale dhe, çka është më e rëndësishme, me përkatësinë – ajo fije e padukshme me të cilën poezia e saj lidhet gjithnjë me lexuesin, gjë që e bën njerëzore dhe të prekshme .
Po unë nuk jam kritike arti dhe ky shkrim nuk ka për qëllim të bëjë një kritikë letrare të poezive të autores.
Luljeta Lleshanaku është prej shumë kohësh një poete e njohur në Shqipëri dhe jashtë saj, fituese e disa çmimeve kombëtare e ndërkombëtare dhe poezitë e saj janë të përkthyera në disa gjuhë të botës.
Këtu desha të sjell vetëm çka përcollën këto poezi te unë, ulur diku në një cep të sallës, si një banore e këtij vëndi po edhe e ardhura nga larg, kanadeze po më shumë shqiptare.
Nuk është aspak një nga ato rastet kur aksh shqiptar u bë papritur i shquar, fitoi një cmim, bëri një shpikje a u zgjodh deputet i një vendi tjetër dhe na përkëdhelet sedra vetëm sepse diku kemi një rrem gjenetik të përbashkët dhe vëmë qeleshe e bëjmë shqiponjën me duar, duke festuar një arritje individuale si kombëtare.

Kjo është dicka tjetër shumë më e thellë dhe thelbësore.
Asnjë komb nuk mbijeton dot pa ura që ta lidhin me kombet e tjera. Një komb pa ura do mbetej veç një ishull i shkretuar i dënuar të mbytej në vetvete.
Asnjë individ i asnjë kombi kudo që të ndodhet nuk jeton dot pa ura të komunikimit njerëzor midis tij dhe të tjerëve.

Po çfarë më mirë se këto poezi të lexuara në gjuhën tënde, që flasin për historinë e vendit tënd pikërisht për brezin tënd nga një poete e lindur në qytetin tënd e cila duke shkruar në gjuhën e saj arrin të dëgjohet nëpër botë madje edhe aty ku audienca është aglisht folëse mund ta ndërtojë një urë të tillë?
Nëse do të huazoja fjalët e poetes, do thoja se poezia është shpirti i një kombi i shndërruar në fjalë ashtu si një grimcë rëre mes dhimbjes nga koha shndërrohet në perlë: He touched the sand – only a single grain finds its way into a belly of an oyster with time and pain to be transformed into a pearl.

Hi @[1160732] We have a few posts about LCHF, which are here: I haven’t…

imageHi @[1160732] We have a few posts about LCHF, which are here: I haven’t looked at them to see if anyone mentions what you are asking, but I know that @[144824] is a ‘Keto Star’ – not seen him around for a while though – but tagging him incase he is still here. I think there was an article about LCHF that I saw, and if I find it, I’ll link to it for you – as I believe it did suggest macros in it. I don’t eat that way myself, I do eat moderate healthy fats, much like the Mediterranean style of eating I think – although I find it hard to label myself. Anyway, I am digressing – I’ll see if I can find that article for you.

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Poetët janë si pëllumbat e bardhë, me poezinë fluturojnë hapësirës së qiellit

imagePoetët janë si pëllumbat e bardhë, me poezinë fluturojnë hapësirës së qiellit By Xhemil Bytyci
Nga Xhevahir Cirongu
Poetët janë si ai kali i egër të cilët vrapojnë në pyje e gërxhe e s’dinë të ndalen edhe kur gjenden para befasive të kësaj jete, sa të bukur por edhe të misterdhme.Vërtet çudi, sa kjo shkon deri aty në kufijtë e pambarimshëm e rrëfen pjezëza jete nga kjo jetë! Udhëtimi është i vështirë, saqë shkon deri në përjetësi, – thotë poeti Xhemil Bytyçi. Për të ecur deri në petalet e luleve të fjalës së lirisë e të mendimit, kërkohet shumë sakrificë, përkushtim, guxim e fisnikëri. Poeti Xhemil e ndjen deri në asht të trupit të tij këtë ‘’egërsi kuajsh’’ të jetës, prandaj ai ulet në tapetin e bardhë të poezisë e shkruan fjalën burimore të shpirtit; si rrjedhojë e kësaj ai gjen veten e merr penën i cili shkruan poezinë me një përkushtim të zjarrt që lartësohet deri në qiell e loz kuvendshëm me yjet atje plot gëzim. Poeti me poezitë e vargun e shkrirë në një planet të vetëm, na jep mesazhe të forta filozofike, edukative, shoqërore për gjithë brezat e lexuesve, të cilët e duan dhe e lexojnë ëmbël botën e vargut poetik, sepse aty shpaloset ndjenja e brendshme shpirtërore jo vetëm e poetit por edhe e atyre që lexojnë poezinë.Libri ka një titull simbolik ‘ ’Psherëtimat e Zjarreve’’ , ku metafora e shprehur na mban ndezur deri në fund për ti shkuar librit deri atje në stacionin e lexushmërisë me të njëjtin dinamikë: ‘’Më lexo e vlerëso miku im i poezisë , sepse ’’ PSHERËTIMAT E ZJARRVE’’ të shpirtit tonë njerëzor qëndrojnë të ngrohta e flakadojnë deri në përjetësi.

Këtë përkushtim të poetit e gjejmë të shpalosur te poezia me të njëjtin titul ku ai shpreh portat e jetës si një spirale që s’di të ndalet kurrë. Më konkretisht:
‘’ Më duket një qenie – lule dielli
sikur erdhi drita hyjnore;
o Zot,
ç’më mbushe me gëzim!’’….
Metaforat e krahasimet vijnë natyrshëm jo vetëm tek kjo poezi, por ato shpalosen si një fushë e gjelbër ku rrten lule dielli, arrijnë kupën e qiellit shprtëror njerëzor, i lutet ZOTIT, dhe unifikon gjithë poezitë e librit (64) me fjalën dritëdielli me emrin Gëzim! Si rrjedhojë i kësaj, vetë poezia e këtij autori të fton në limanin e tij që ta lexosh me endje e dashur deri në fun librin. Tek ky vëllim i poetit Xhemil Bytyçi, poezia shpërthen si rrufetë nga qielli e debërton natyrshëm mes reve shprtërore, si rezultat i gjetjeve të bukura të shprehijeve përgjatë leximit zbulon te vargjet atë ‘’shi’’ lulesh të jetës sonë!
Poeti Xhemil,di ta thotë me fines e guxim edhe dëshpërimin e kësaj jete.Dhe ai këtë e shpreh nëpërmjet poezive ‘’Shpresat e pritje’’,’’Dikur Kosovë’’,’’Loti i ndarë’, ‘’Erë gjaku’’, ‘’Shtërngatat e shekullit tim’’ etj. Kjo gjendje shpirtërore e poetit është e lidhur ngusht me shiprtin e vendlindjes Kosovë e të kombit tonë.

Duke vëzhguar me kujdes gjithësinë e poezive të këtij vëllimi poetik të poetit Xhemil Bytyçi ‘‘Pshertëtimat e zjarreve’’, vërejmë se ato janë të shtrira në tre plane, ku secila ka bosht shtarin e vet në brendësinë e këtij libri për nga mesazhet që përcjell te lexuesi. Kjo panpramë e larmishme të poezive ka si rrënjë atë mesazh kuptimplot:Lirinë e fjalës e Lirinë e jetës të fituar me aq shumë sakrifica e gjak dëshmorësh. Pra, janë këto LIRI që gëzojmë sot që rrënjët e tyre thithin gjakun e të rënëve nga ku çelin gonxhet e trandafilave të jetës sonë.Nëpër vargjet e poezive figurat letrare lëvizin natyrshëm,poeti ka ditur të gjurmojë metafora të spikatura me ngjyra të ndezura gjhësore e letrare, pra kjo e bën poezinë të lexueshme, të dashur kur e lexon, të mbush me oksigjen, e si rrjedhojë e këtyre lexuesin nuk e lodh, por e fton të vallzojë bashkë me poezinë e ta mbushi shpirtin me psherëtimat e zjarreve nga ku ka marrë edhe titullin libri i këtij autori.

Tani po japim atë përshpjellim të aspektit plenar të bërthamës së këtij libri:
1.Epilogu i vargut atdhetar …,
Në këtë planvështrimi poezia e këtij autori është prekëse, e ndjeshme, dhimbje e thirrëse deri nga thellësa e shekujve për te ditët e sotme. Poezia është e gatuar me plisin e dheut, po ta shtrydhësh baltën e kësaj toke kullon gjak.Emri ATDHE, është i pazvëndësueshëm me asnjë tjetër emër në këtë botë!
Dhimbja e poetit shkon deri aty sa bëhet një me dheun e vendlindjes.Këtu, merrin fillesat e tyre edhe poezitë e poetëve, por edhe të poetit kosovar Xhemil Bytyçi.

Duke lexuar vargjet e poezive me temë atdhetare, loti i dhimbjes të djeg si prush zjarri, e zemra rreh fort për dashurinë e atdheut. Te poezia ‘’Fjalë me valë deti’’ poeti ka ditur të vendosi kodet e poezisë aty mbi atë plagdhimbjesh të tokës arbërore nëpër shekuj.Pra,,pa këto kode të mirfillta letrare nuk do të kishte e nuk do të ketë kurrë poezi.

E kam theksuar edhe herët e tjera , e prap e them me vendosmëri se ‘’Poezia është këngë që këndohet e lexohet në çdo kohë’’.Dhe poeti Xhemil Bytyçi e ka treguar tashmë veten e tij se me gjetjen e këtyreve kode letrare, dhe vendosjen në vendin e duhur artistikisht, i ka thënë ‘’po’’ vlerave artistike letrare edhe në këtë vëllim me poezi.Sa për ilustrim, por edhe për ti thënë lexuesit lexo poezinë e autorit Xhemil Bytyçi po japim këtë strofë nga kjo poezi.

do ta vendos shqip një gur,
që nesër të mbijë
në shkëmb një kështjellë si mur .
Në thellësi të detit në atë gur
të valojë,
të valojë shqiponja në flamur’’.
Poetët kanë shumë plagë të pa shëruara në trupi tyre,sepse ato plagë të ndjeshme janë lartësuarë në çdo degë të pemës së atdhut, e çelin gonxhe të dashurisë për jetën, sa edhe loti mbush një det me shpresjete!… Te poezia ‘’Rat nga Gremi’’, poeti ashtu me atë varg jo të zhurmshëm na sjell tingullin e lirisë e të jetës në tokën arbërore. Shumë pyetje bën poeti të cilat duan përgjigje.

Dhe ai na i tregon me vargun aq domethënës e kuptimplot kur na shfaq si në ekranin e tij krijues, i cili e shpreh me këto vargje:
‘’ S’dihet nesër
Çfarë dite mund të lind?
Kujtimet dashuria këta zogj.

Eating more red meat linked with higher mortality risk

image(CNN) Mounting evidence continues to suggest that eating too much red meat — such as bacon and hot dogs — is linked with health problems.
A new study finds that changes in your red-meat-eating habits can be tied to your risk of early death. An increase in red meat consumption of at least half a serving per day was linked with a 10% higher risk of early death in the study, published in the medical journal BMJ on Wednesday. Replacing red meat with other protein sources may help you live longer, the study found.

Photos: Which of your food habits is most dangerous? Photos: Which of your food habits is most dangerous? Not eating enough fruit led to to an estimated 7.

5% diet-related “cardiometabolic deaths” in 2012, the researchers said in a recent study in JAMA . Two servings of fruit are recommended each day. A serving would equal one whole fruit, such as an entire banana, or one cup equivalent. Hide Caption 1 of 10 Photos: Which of your food habits is most dangerous? Vegetables are another necessary part of a healthy diet, with a recommendation of 2½ cups each day. Not eating enough vegetables led to to an estimated 7.

6% of diet-related deaths, such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, in 2012. Overall, a larger proportion of men than women died early due to diet-related causes, which researchers say is consistent with generally unhealthier eating habits of men. Hide Caption 2 of 10 Photos: Which of your food habits is most dangerous? Nuts and seeds are high-protein foods that naturally come in nutrient-dense forms. The recommendation for healthy eating includes 5.5 ounces of protein-rich foods, such as walnuts, each day. Not eating enough nuts and seeds led to an estimated 8.

5% of diet-related cardiometabolic deaths in 2012. Hide Caption 3 of 10 Photos: Which of your food habits is most dangerous? A healthy diet includes eating whole grains (such as brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat and oats) while limiting your intake of refined grains (white rice and white flour) and products made with refined grains, such as bread and pasta. Too few whole grains (and too many refined grains) led to to an estimated 5.9% of all diet-related deaths due to heart problems, stroke and diabetes during 2012. Hide Caption 4 of 10 Photos: Which of your food habits is most dangerous? Oils provide essential fatty acids and vitamin E. Oils, which are liquid at room temperature, should replace solid fats, such as butter, rather than being added to the diet. Not replacing solid fats with oils led to to an estimated 2.3% of all diet-related deaths caused by heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes during 2012.

Hide Caption 5 of 10 Photos: Which of your food habits is most dangerous? Seafood is rich in omega-3 fats, which are good for your heart and brain. Not eating enough seafood led to to an estimated 7.8% of diet-related deaths due to cardiometabolic factors during 2012. For the general population, dietary guidelines recommend 8 ounces a week of a variety of seafood.

Hide Caption 6 of 10 Photos: Which of your food habits is most dangerous? The leading diet-related factor linked to a death caused by heart disease, stroke or type 2 diabetes was high sodium. Eating too much salty food led to an estimated 9.5% of all diet-related deaths in 2012. People over the age of 65, in particular, were most likely to be victims this tiny yet mighty killer. Hide Caption 7 of 10 Photos: Which of your food habits is most dangerous? Too much red meat led to to an estimated 4.2% of diabetes-related deaths during 2012. It’s included in the recommended 5.

5 daily ounces of protein-rich foods.

In addition to protein, meat provides important nutrients such as iron, copper, zinc, selenium, choline, phosphorous, B vitamins (including niacin and riboflavin), vitamin D and vitamin E. Hide Caption 8 of 10 Photos: Which of your food habits is most dangerous? Deaths related to processed meats were higher among men than women. Too much processed meat, including bacon, led to to an estimated 8.2% of all diet-related deaths, primarily heart disease and diabetes, during 2012.

Hide Caption 9 of 10 Photos: Which of your food habits is most dangerous? More men than women contributed to the total deaths associated with drinking too many sugar-sweetened beverages. Too many sugary beverages led to to an estimated 7.4% of all early, diet-related deaths during 2012. For people between the ages of 25 and 64, sodas and other sugary drinks were associated with early deaths more than any other single dietary factor. Hide Caption 10 of 10 “The data suggest that replacing red meat with other protein sources, such as poultry, fish, nuts, legumes and whole grains and even vegetables, can reduce the risk of premature death,” said Dr. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology and chairman of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health , who was senior author of the study.

“What we found is that increasing the consumption of red meat is associated with higher mortality risk, and the risk is particularly high for people who increased their consumption of processed red meat,” he said.

Read More ‘This is where nutrition research gets exciting’ The study involved data on the eating habits and mortality risk of 53,553 women and 27,916 men in the United States between 1986 and 2010. The data, which came from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study , tracked how much red meat and other foods each adult ate daily every four years using self-reported questionnaires, and then calculated change in eating habits over time. Deaths from any cause in the data were confirmed using state records and the national death index, among other sources. Thousands of cancer diagnoses tied to a poor diet, study finds After analyzing the diet and death data, the researchers found that within eight years, an increase of at least half a serving per day of processed and unprocessed red meat was associated with 13% and 9% higher risk of early death, respectively. A decrease in eating red meats and an increase in eating whole grains, vegetables or other protein sources was associated with a lower risk of death over eight years, the researchers found.

“When people reduce their red meat consumption and eat other protein sources — and also plant-based foods — instead, they have lower risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality,” Hu said. Photos: 6 sources of plant-based protein Photos: 6 sources of plant-based protein Soy – A new study suggests that eating plant protein can lower your risk of death, while eating meat is associated with an increased risk of death.

Soy serves as a source of protein, such as in the form of tofu. Hide Caption 1 of 6 Photos: 6 sources of plant-based protein Whole grains – Whole grains include plant-based proteins. Hide Caption 2 of 6 Photos: 6 sources of plant-based protein Nuts and nut butter – Nuts and nut butters, such as peanut butter or almond butter, contain plant protein. Hide Caption 3 of 6 Photos: 6 sources of plant-based protein Leafy greens – Leafy greens are also a good source of plant protein.

Hide Caption 4 of 6 Photos: 6 sources of plant-based protein Quinoa – People trying to cut back on meat might try quinoa as a source of plant-based protein. Hide Caption 5 of 6 Photos: 6 sources of plant-based protein Brown rice – Brown rice can pack a punch of protein. Hide Caption 6 of 6 The study provides “valuable and informative” data regarding the associations of red meat with poor health outcomes, said Dr.

Heather Fields, an internal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, who was not involved in the research. “We’ve also seen that replacing red and processed meats with other protein sources has been associated with decreased risk of mortality in this study and in past studies,” Fields said. “Keeping these findings in mind, we can now shift focus on which foods we can add to the diet to improve longevity and decrease risk of chronic diseases,” she said. “In addition, how can we prepare these foods to optimize nutrient intake while improving palatability and make healthy eating more enjoyable? This is where nutrition research gets exciting.” Processed meats linked to breast cancer, says study Shalene McNeill, executive director of human nutrition research for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, noted that the data in the study is more than 20 years old and said it might not be representative of eating habits today. “Beef’s high-quality protein, iron, and zinc strengthen a balanced diet and complement the nutrients found in plant foods.” The study had some limitations, including that the dietary data was self-reported and that the participants were mainly registered nurses and health professionals.

More research is needed to determine whether similar findings would emerge among a more diverse group of people. The study also pointed to an association between increasing eating red meat and subsequent mortality risk, but did not necessarily find causality. More research is needed to determine a causal relationship. However, Hu said that previous research has shown that higher amounts of saturated fat, heme iron, preservatives and other components in meat may contribute to adverse health outcomes. Separate studies have also linked red meat to unfavorable changes in the gut microbiome, which is the ecosystem of bacteria and microbes in your gut.

Turning a spotlight on red meat “The lower or lack of association between red meat intake and mortality in other countries or areas of the world indicates that red meat may contribute to mortality in the United States by providing a high protein content but also because it may contain other factors that contribute to damage,” said Valter Longo, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Southern California and director of the USC Longevity Institute, who was not involved in the study. Get CNN Health’s weekly newsletter Sign up here to get The Results Are In with Dr. Sanjay Gupta every Tuesday from the CNN Health team.

He went on to question the concentration of hormones or antibiotics in red meat in the United States compared with other countries, such as Japan or those in Europe. “The reduced mortality when red meat is replaced with fish is consistent with this possibility since they contain generally similar levels of proteins,” he said, suggesting that the content of red meat in the United States might be a factor driving the mortality link.