Five most dangerous diets

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Five diets that can killOver the years people have tried some crazily dangerous diets. From putting parasites into your body to rubbing yourself in a hormone taken from the placenta, here are the five most dangerous diets.Tapeworm dietWhat does the diet involve: Put bluntly, the tapeworm diet involves dieters putting a tapeworm into their bodies. Those who are on the diet tend to take a pill that when ingested grows a tapeworm inside your stomach. The tapeworm is supposed to feed off the food you digest. The diet was promoted as a fix for those struggling with their weight during the 20th century. Thankfully, the tapeworm diet is no longer legal and has been banned by the FDA, although it is thought that some people still choose to go on this dangerous ‘diet’.Why it can be bad for you: The tapeworm diet is extremely dangerous because you are ingesting a parasite that will feed off you. Not only does the tapeworm eat your food, it consumes the nutrients your body needs. More importantly, the tapeworm does not necessarily stay in your stomach. The tapeworm can go anywhere in your body and can even end up in your brain, which can be fatal. Those on the tapeworm diet can also suffer from a range of painful complaints, from abdominal pains to headaches. Although you are supposed to take medicine to kill the tapeworm once you are ready, if unchecked the parasite could grow to 20 to 30 feet long! The Prolinn DietWhat does the diet involve: If you’re slightly squeamish we warn you not to read on. Roger Linn created the Prolinn Diet (aka The Last Chance Diet) during the 1970s. He suggested dieters should eat nothing, but should have one drink per day that was made up of rejected animal parts taken from the slaughterhouse, such as horns, tendons and hooves – we told you to stop reading if you were squeamish.Why it can be bad for you: Incredibly, during the seventies two to four million people went on the Prolinn Diet. Shockingly, 58 percent of these Prolinn dieters suffered from a heart attack whilst on it. The drink itself may not have been the cause of these heart attacks (although it wasn’t healthy as the animal by-products had been treated with artificial flavours and enzymes so that it could actually be drunk), but starving yourself led to terrible health problems and could have been the reason why so many suffered with heart problems. The cigarette dietWhat does the diet involve: We’ve all heard of the so-called ‘model’s diet’, which consists of cigarettes and water, but the original cigarette diet began back in the 1920s when cigarette companies marketed their products as miracle weight loss aids, playing on nicotine’s ability to suppress the appetite. During the 1920s the cigarette company Lucky Stripe Cigarette Company advertised their cigarettes using the slogan, “Reach for a Lucky Instead of a Sweet.” Apparently sales increased by 200 percent off of the back of this Lucky Stripe campaign.Why it can be bad for you: Well, these days everyone knows that smoking is dangerous. Tobacco smoke not only contains addictive nicotine, it also contains lots of other harmful chemicals such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and hydrogen cyanide. Smoking can cause lots of serious diseases, such as cancers, heart disease, strokes, impotence, and osteoporosis. So, the cigarette diet is clearly an extremely dangerous one not to be tried. If you are a smoker looking to quit here are some stop smoking tips that might help. Fruitarian dietWhat does the diet involve: Well, on the fruitarian diet you can eat fruit. Some fruitarian dieters eat nuts and seeds, but all other foods are banned. You can’t even eat vegetables.Why it can be bad for you: Eating food from one food group is bad news for you and your body. By only eating fruit, as the fruitarian diet suggests, you are not giving your body the fatty acids and nutrients it needs. Not eating enough nutrients, such as vitamin B12, can cause you to develop anaemia. According to Colombia University the fruitarian diet also does not provide you with enough protein, iron, zinc, vitamin D or calcium. As a result, you may feel tired, pick up illnesses because your immune system is low and are more prone to osteoporosis.Who has tried the diet: Ashton Kutcher tried the diet when he was playing Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, who was a part-time fruitarian. Ashton ended up in hospital with stomach pain after trying the fruitarian diet.hCG DietWhat does the diet involve: The hCG diet involves taking the hCG hormone, which is found in the urine of pregnant women and the human placenta. You can inject the hormone directly into your bloodstream, ingest the hormone or rub the hormone into your skin in a cream form. Those who created the diet recommend you eat no more that 800 calories or 3347 kilojoules. Why it can be bad for you: The hCG hormone has not been proven to help dieters lose weight. Any weight loss dieters do experience when on the diet is thought to stem from the restricted calorie or kilojoule intake. Again, eating so little is dangerous for you and your body and the vitamin and mineral deficiencies will result in health problems. Also, the hCG hormone has been linked with ovarian hyperstimulation, which can be life threatening.Real Buzzcenter_img HealthLifestyle Five most dangerous diets by: – February 26, 2013 22 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Largest LGBT library resource coming to USC

first_imgUSC received the world’s largest library collection concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender research from the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives this week.The archive is the largest of its kind in the nation, with 60,000 items including books, magazines, videos, drawings and 600 linear feet of archives.According to Greg Williams, vice president of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, the collection consists of primary resources such as documents, organizational papers, diaries and personal papers. The university is well-equipped to handle the archives, he said.“We felt that an institute with a long-term presence would be able to make it more accessible to the USC community, the community at large and the LGBT community,” Williams said. “[It is] more advantageous to be associated with a larger institution.”The ONE organization has been associated with USC for almost 15 years, Williams said, and it moved into a USC-owned building in the early 2000s. Williams said ONE and USC had agreed that ONE would loan the archives but still own them.After many years in which the collection grew with the support of many grants, ONE realized that what they had was so overwhelming that the collection would benefit from being in the care of a larger institution, he said.The archives are full of publications that reflect gay culture in not only Los Angeles but also other parts of the world.According to Catherine Quinlan, dean of USC libraries, the archive contains almost everything pertaining to LGBT history and influence.“It’s a remarkable collection — the diversity of it is really amazing,” Quinlan said. “[It] ties together all the LGBT material worldwide.”There are more than 6,000 LGBT titles of magazines and periodicals dating back to the late ’50s and early ’70s, including archives from people who are prominent in the LGBT community and have had an impact, such as former member of the Board of Supervisors Harvey Milk. The archive contains campaign materials from his election and a collection of campaign buttons.The collection also includes art that USC will not take.Papers of Jim Kepner,  one of the original founders of ONE, are also in the collection. There are about 150 to 200 archival collections with papers and original documents from important figures.“I think what’s really interesting is that we have an enormous reservoir of early periodicals,” Williams said. “We have a complete sets of [ONE] Magazine, and it was the first homosexual magazine.”There are also early photos from The Advocate, an LGBT magazine.By donating the collection to USC, the collection will be protected for a long time, he said. It will stay at its current location at 909 West Adams Blvd. and will still have the support of ONE.Quinlan also said that the organization was looking for a place that would use the collections. Various departments — including anthropology, gender studies and other programs — will utilize the collection for teaching and research purpose. “I encourage students to come down and see the collection and see how extensive it is,” Williams said. “We have everything from photographs in a scrapbook to the sheet music early cross-dressers used in the early 20th century.”Emily Allen, the president of the Queer and Ally Student Assembly, said the ONE institute was a great organization for LGBT resources.“The availability of the resources will encourage people to check it out,” Allen said. “I think it definitely shows that our school has an interest for this.”last_img read more

PSG at crossroads of history against Real Madrid

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Last year, PSG came close to achieving a big coup on the continental scene when it thrashed Barcelona 4-0 at home only to be humiliated 6-1 in the return leg.“Tomorrow will be a unique moment, a moment that perhaps we won’t have the chance to live again,” Alves said. “History is there to be changed. PSG has shown its limits in that competition in the past, it’s now time to get beyond them, so we can keep growing as a club and a team. We are going to try and knock them out. We want to send a message to the others, letting them know we have the weapons to see this through.”In addition to attracting Alves, PSG also splashed out a world record 222 million euros ($260 million) to sign Neymar from Barcelona. But the Brazil striker won’t feature against Madrid or in the rest of the season after breaking his right foot on Feb. 25.“We have two options,” Alves said. “Either we sit down and cry, or we stand up and fight. Of course PSG is stronger with Neymar. But without him we remain a strong team.”In the absence of Neymar, PSG coach Unai Emery has a lot of attacking options. Emery is expected to keep using his favorite 4-3-3 system, with Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria in charge of the scoring duties.ADVERTISEMENT Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo gestures during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Saturday, March 3, 2018. Ronaldo scored twice in Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)PARIS — A former Barcelona and Juventus defender, Dani Alves has all the credentials required to speak about what makes a club great.Signed by Paris Saint-Germain last year as part of the French club’s plans to win the Champions League, the 34-year-old Brazil right back believes his new team is at a crossroads.ADVERTISEMENT “Neymar is an important player who made us suffer in the past when he played with Barcelona. But Di Maria is also an immense player,” Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos said. “For us it does not change anything. Because Di Maria is a versatile player and brings an extra something defensively.”Di Maria has 11 goals in his last 11 starts in all competitions and is almost certain to start against his former club.“Di Maria is ready, he knows the Champions League well, and I’m convinced he will be hungry,” Emery said.Emery said Mbappe and center back Marquinhos, who were doubtful with minor injuries, trained normally on Sunday. The coach has concerns about Javier Pastore’s form, though.As for Madrid, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, who haven’t played in nearly three weeks because of injuries, traveled to France with their teammates. Modric had been nursing a muscle injury and Kroos had a left knee problem. Neither has played since the first leg against PSG on Feb. 14.Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will also be able to count on the return of right back Dani Carvajal, who missed the first leg because of a suspension.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Dear Kobe … LeBron animated over Bryant scoring Oscar GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments After repeated failures in the Champions League, the super-rich club backed by Qatari funds needs to overturn a 3-1 deficit against defending champion Real Madrid when they meet at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday in the second leg of the round of 16.Alves, who won three Champions Leagues with Barcelona, said knocking Madrid out of the competition would help PSG enter a new dimension in Europe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Getting past opponents like those of tomorrow is what we currently lack,” Alves said on Monday. “It’s what we need to take it to the next level. We need to make our rivals take us into account and stop thinking Paris is just a team with a lot of money.”Since Qatar Sports Investments took over PSG in 2011 with the aim of turning it into a world-class club, the owner has spent millions of dollars on new players, including 400 million euros ($492 million) on new forwards last year. But despite the massive investments, PSG has never been beyond the quarterfinals in that time. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more