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EZORB MONTHLY NEWSLETTER JUL 12, 2003

 

In this issue:

 

1. New Finding: Hip Fracture Risk Greatest in Childless Women

2. Microwave Cooking - 20 Useful Tips for Arthritis Warriors

3. Useful Links

4. Calcium Absorption Test

5. What Are Others Saying About EZorb?

1. New Finding: Hip Fracture Risk Greatest in Childless Women

 

Women who do not have children are at increased risk of postmenopausal hip fracture, US researchers say.

 

Although the team do not expect women to alter their decision to have children based on their findings, lead author Teresa Hillier (Kaiser Permanente Northwest/Hawaii, Portland, Oregon) suggests that nulliparous women should visit their physicians and find out about preventative actions.

 

Hillier and colleagues examined the relationship between childbirth and the risk of hip, spine, and wrist fractures in 9704 postmenopausal women aged 65 years or older over an average follow-up of 9.8 years.

 

Even after taking into account bone mineral density, multivariate analysis showed that women who had never given birth were 44% more likely to have experienced hip fracture than parous women. Importantly, age, weight, history of hip fracture, physical activity, or use of calcium or estrogen supplements did not affect this risk.

 

Interestingly, there was no significant difference in the risk of spine or wrist fracture between the two groups of women.

 

The team concludes that "childbearing reduces hip fracture risk by means that may be independent of hip bone mineral density."

 

Source: J Bone Miner Res 2003; 18: 893-899

 

 

2. Microwave Cooking - 20 Useful Tips for Arthritis Warriors

 

Microwave ovens can be a boon to people with arthritis, osteoporosis or other bone and joint disorders - no more bending down or lifting heavy pots and pans. The food is better for you because it retains more nutrients, and there's less washing up?you can usually eat from the dish in which the food was heated.

 

If you're new to microwave cooking, it can seem a bit of a mystery, but once you've mastered a few simple techniques you'll be amazed at how easy and labor-saving it is. Here are 20 tips for trouble-free microwave cooking:

 

1. Reheating leftovers. Cover with plastic wrap to avoid splatters. Prick holes in wrap to stop exploding. Typical heating time for one serving of a portion of food is one minute, and let stand a further 30 seconds.
2. Allow extra time for bigger meals. The more food you place in a microwave oven the longer it takes to cook.
3. Stir regularly. During thawing, cooking or reheating, stir the food or move it around in the dish to help heat all the food. (Food cooks on the outside edges first).
4. Save on dishes to be washed up. Food can often be cooked or reheated in the dish you eat it from to save washing up.
5. Allow standing time. The micro (small) waves which pass through the food continue to cook it for a short time after the beeper has sounded. This is why you must always allow time for the food to stand and complete the cooking process after the microwave has switched off. A good rule of thumb is to stand for 1/3 of the cooking time, for example, if a baked potato takes 3 minutes to cook, stand for 1 minute before eating.
6. Metal and microwaves don't mix. Avoid metal in the microwave oven as the microwaves can't pass through it. It could short circuit and damage the oven.
7. Check if plastic items are microwave proof. Make sure plastic dishes are microwave proof, if not, they could melt during cooking and ruin your food.
8. Checking china. Most china/pottery/oven-proof glass dishes can be used in a microwave oven. If you are unsure check by placing a glass of cold water beside the dish and heat on high for 1 minute. If the water is hot and the dish is cold then it is suitable to use.
9. Cook in quantity, and then reheat. A tray of roast vegetables, for example, can be cooked ahead, frozen, and then thawed and reheated as required.
10. Egg safety tip. Puncture egg yolks and whites before cooking to prevent "explosions".
11. Cooking foods with skins. Pierce skins of potatoes, apples, hot dogs, and sausages to allow the steam to escape.
12. Liquid tip. Use a deep bowl when cooking liquids or cereals to prevent boiling over.
13. Cooking stemmed vegetables. Always place the stems of vegetables, for example, cauliflower, broccoli, facing the outside of the dish. The stems are tougher than the flower, so this will ensure even cooking because microwaves cook from the outside of the dish, in toward the center.
14. Cooking chicken. Lightly prick the skin of chicken before cooking. This prevents the loud popping noises.
15. Softening sugar. If brown sugar becomes hard, simply soften in the microwave. Place a cup at a time in a bowl with a slice of bread. Cover with plastic wrap and cook for 40 seconds on high.
16. Maximum juice technique. To obtain more juice from oranges, lemons or limes, prick skin, microwave 30 seconds on high and stand 2 minutes before squeezing.
17. Salt after cooking. Do not add salt to vegetables before cooking, as salt draws out the moisture and causes vegetables to toughen.
18. Tasty chicken. To enhance the color and flavor when roasting chicken, mix some brown sugar, honey and a little soy sauce together and brush both sides of poultry before and during cooking.
19. Rice and pasta. Rice and pasta cook well in small quantities. Use a large container to prevent boiling over.
20. Reheating tea or coffee. Make sure the cup or mug is microwave proof, or it will become hot and may burn your lips.

 

 

Source: 2003 Living With

 

 

3. Useful Links

 

EZorb Online

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Document for Health Care Professionals

Order EZorb

 

 

4. Calcium Absorption Test

 

EZorb Calcium has set a new world record of absorption rate. You can compare EZorb with other calcium supplements by using the simple step-by-step instructions we provide. E-mail your request to test @ ezorbonline.com for a copy of the instructions.

 

 

5. What Are Others Saying About EZorb?

 

EZorb Calcium has restored confidence in thousands of men and women. It has brought happiness and healthy life to families around the world. Click here to read what people say about EZorb.


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