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Macrobiotic diet

A macrobiotic diet is a fad diet based on ideas about types of food drawn from Zen Buddhism. The diet attempts to balance the supposed yin and yang elements of cookware. Major principles of macrobiotic diets are to reduce animal products, eat locally grown foods that are in season, consume meals in moderation. There is no high-quality clinical evidence that a macrobiotic diet is helpful for people with cancer or other diseases, it may be harmful. Neither the American Cancer Society nor Cancer Research UK recommends adopting the diet; the macrobiotic diet is associated with Zen Buddhism and is based on the idea of balancing yin and yang. The diet proposes 10 plans which are followed to reach a ideal yin:yang ratio of 5:1; the diet was popularized by George Ohsawa in the 1930s and subsequently elaborated by his disciple Michio Kushi. Medical historian Barbara Clow writes that, in common with many other types of quackery, macrobiotics takes a view of illness and of therapy which conflicts with mainstream medicine.

Macrobiotics emphasizes locally grown whole grain cereals, vegetables, edible seaweed, fermented soy products, fruit combined into meals according to the ancient Chinese principle of balance known as yin and yang. Whole grains and whole-grain products such as brown rice and buckwheat pasta, a variety of cooked and raw vegetables and bean products, mild natural seasonings, fish and seeds, mild beverages such as bancha twig tea, fruit are recommended; some macrobiotic proponents stress that yin and yang are relative qualities that can only be determined in a comparison. All food is considered to have both properties, with one dominating. Foods with yang qualities are considered compact, dense and hot, whereas those with yin qualities are considered expansive, light and diffuse. However, these terms are relative. Brown rice and other whole grains such as barley, oats, spelt and teff are considered by macrobiotics to be the foods in which yin and yang are closest to being in balance. Therefore, lists of macrobiotic foods that determine a food as yin or yang compare them to whole grains.

Nightshade vegetables, including tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. Some macrobiotic practitioners discourage the use of nightshades because of the alkaloid solanine, thought to affect calcium balance; some proponents of a macrobiotic diet believe that nightshade vegetables can cause inflammation in the body and osteoporosis. Some general guidelines for the Japanese-style macrobiotic diet are the following: Well-chewed whole cereal grains brown rice: 40–60% Vegetables: 25–30% Beans and legumes: 5–10% Miso soup: 5% Sea vegetables: 5% Traditionally or processed foods: 5–10%Fish and seafood and nuts, seed and nut butters, sweeteners and beverages may be enjoyed two to three times per week. Other naturally-raised animal products may be included if needed during dietary transition or according to individual needs. Cooking utensils should be made from certain materials such as wood or glass, while some materials including plastic and non-stick coatings are to be avoided. Electric ovens should not be used.

The macrobiotic way of eating popularized by the Japanese. During the Edo period in Japan peasants were not allowed to eat meat and had a diet based on staples of rice and soybeans. According to some macrobiotic advocates, a majority of the world population in the past ate a diet based on grains and other plants; because the macrobiotic diet was developed in Japan, Japanese foods that are thought to be beneficial for health are incorporated by most modern macrobiotic eaters. The American Cancer Society recommends "low-fat, high-fiber diets that consist of plant products". Cancer Research UK states, "There is no scientific evidence to prove that a macrobiotic diet can treat or cure cancer or any other disease"; the macrobiotic diet is a type of fad diet. Most macrobiotic diets are not nutritionally sound. Fish provides vitamin B12 in a macrobiotic diet, as bioavailable B12 analogues have not been established in any natural plant food, including sea vegetables, fermented products, algae. Although plant-derived foods do not contain B12, some are fortified during processing with added B12 and other nutrients.

Vitamin A, as its precursor beta-carotene, is available from plants such as carrots and spinach. Adequate protein is available from grains, seeds and bean products. Sources of Omega-3 fatty acids are discussed in the relevant article, include soy products, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, fatty fish. Riboflavin along with most other B vitamins are abundant in whole grains. Iron in the form of non-heme iron in beans, sea vegetables and leafy greens is sufficient for good health. One of the earlier versions of the macrobiotic diet that involved eating only brown rice and water has been linked to severe nutritional deficiencies and death. Strict macrobiotic diets that include no animal products may result in nutritional deficiencies unless they are planned; the danger may be worse for people with cancer, who may have to contend with unwanted weight loss and have increased n

List of Stjernen Hockey seasons

Stjernen Hockey are a Norwegian ice hockey club based in Fredrikstad. They are members of Eliteserien. Stjernen were founded in 1960 as the hockey department of the sports club IL Stjernen, but their origins lie with the Stars, a boys' club that had appeared one year earlier; as of 2010, they have completed thirty-six consecutive seasons in the Eliteserien, winning over 630 regular season games and one league title. Stjernen played their first competitive match in December 1960 and entered the league system ahead of the 1961–62 season, starting out in the 3. Divisjon. Fourteen years they were promoted to the 1. Divisjon, where they have played since; the club rose to prominence in the 1980s, winning the Norwegian Championship in 1981 and 1986. They reached the Finals again in 1987, twice more during the 1990s. Since 2000, they have failed to qualify for the playoffs four times, have only advanced to the Semi-finals on three occasions. A Code explanation. Divisjon. Correspondingly, the 1. Divisjon was renamed 2.

Divisjon, the 2. Divisjon was renamed 3. Divisjon etc. C Mellomspillet was a one-time continuation league contested in 1984–85 between the six highest ranked teams in the 1. Divisjon. Of these six teams, the top four qualified for the Semi-finals of the Norwegian Championship. D Before the 1990–91 season, the 1. Divisjon was renamed Eliteserien. Correspondingly, the 2. Divisjon was renamed 1. Divisjon, the 3. Divisjon was renamed 2. Divisjon etc. E Between the 1990 -- the 1993 -- 94 season, the Eliteserien was divided into two parts. After the first 18 games, the top eight teams qualified for the second half of the Eliteserien; the bottom two teams were relegated to the 1. Divisjon and would compete for the right to play in the Eliteserien in the following season. In 1990–91, the results of both rounds were added up to produce one league champion. F Beginning with the 2002–03 season, all games in the Eliteserien have a winner. In addition, teams now receive three points for a win in regulation time, two points for a win in overtime and one point for a loss in overtime.

G Stjernen were deducted fifteen points for violating the club license regulations. According to the Norwegian Ice Hockey Association's ruling and two other clubs had failed to adequately report on the poor state of their finances when applying for their club licenses. H Totals as of the completion of the 2009–10 season

So Far So Good (Bryan Adams album)

So Far So Good is a compilation album by Canadian rock musician Bryan Adams, released by A&M Records in November 1993. The album reached number six on the Billboard 200 in 1994 and was a number one hit in the United Kingdom and many other countries; the album contains songs from Cuts Like a Knife to Waking Up the Neighbours, a new single, "Please Forgive Me". The song "So Far So Good" was going to be included on the album so the album started and finished with a new song but it was dropped; the song was included on disc two of Anthology. The only song on the album that has never been released as a single is "Kids Wanna Rock" from Reckless, which replaced "One Night Love Affair", taken from the same album. Although the latter had been released as a single in 1985, charting in Canada and Japan,'Kids Wanna Rock" proved to be a popular live staple during Adams' world tours. In fact, various live recordings of "Kids Wanna Rock" were issued as B-sides between 1984 and 1992. Other notable singles that were left off include "Hearts on Fire" and "Victim of Love" from 1987, the moderately successful "Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven" from 1991, the 1992 US single "Touch the Hand".

Early versions of the album had a circular black sticker on the jewelcase, covering the wheel, featuring the text "The Best of Bryan Adams" in red letters. The album cover was available in different colour schemes, varying from dark green, to light brown and bright orange; the album has been repackaged several times. Despite releasing two other compilation albums in the past decade, So Far So Good is his best selling record in many countries, continues to sell well. Sales exceed 13 million copies worldwide. A VHS video called So Far So Good was released in 1994 and contains eighteen videos including some musical videos of songs that were not included in the CD album. "Can't Stop This Thing We Started" "Cuts Like a Knife" "Please Forgive Me" "It's Only Love" "Into the Fire" "Heat of the Night" "Heaven" "Somebody" " I Do It for You" "Diana" "When the Night Comes" "I Fought the Law" "Straight from the Heart" "Run to You" "C'mon Everybody" "Summer of'69" "Do I Have to Say the Words?" "All for Love"

Honjō Domain

Honjō Domain was a feudal domain in Edo period Japan, located in Dewa Province, Japan. It was centered on Honjō Castle in what is now the city of Akita. Much of Dewa Province was controlled by the powerful Mogami clan during the Sengoku period; the Mogami established a subsidiary holding centered on Honjō Castle in the center of the Yuri region of central Dewa Province in 1610. However, the Mogami were dispossessed by the Tokugawa shogunate in 1622, with the majority of their holdings going to the Satake clan, who were transferred from Hitachi Province to the much smaller holding of Kubota Domain. Rokugō Masanori, a minor samurai from Senboku Country in Dewa Province served Toyotomi Hideyoshi at the Battle of Odawara in 1590 and was confirmed in his ancestral holdings of 4,500 koku in Dewa Province, he sided with Tokugawa Ieyasu at the Battle of Sekigahara against his nominal overlords, the Onodera clan, was promoted to the status of a 10,000 koku daimyō, based at Hitachi-Fuchū Domain, with his holdings scattered between Dewa and Hitachi Provinces.

When the Mogami clan was dispossessed, the Tokugawa shogunate transferred him in 1623 from Hitachi to the newly created Honjō Domain, increased his revenues to 20,000 koku, which were all consolidated in the form of 103 villages in Yuki County where his descendants ruled for 11 generations to the Meiji Restoration. The domain has a population of 23,911 people in 3784 households per the 1674 census, it was 11-days travel time from Edo, where the clan maintained its primary residence at Kita-Inari-cho, in Shitaya. The clan's Edo temple was Tessho-ji in Nishi-Asakusa. During the Boshin War, the final daimyō of Honjō Domain, Rokugō Masakane sided with the Ōuetsu Reppan Dōmei; the new Meiji government reinstated him as domain governor in 1868, but halved his revenues to 10,000 koku. With the abolition of the han system in July 1871, the absorption of Honjō Domain into Akita Prefecture, Rokugō Masakane relocated to Tokyo. In 1884, he and his descendants were granted the title of viscount in the kazoku peerage.

Rokugō clan 1623–1871 Papinot, E. Historical and Geographic Dictionary of Japan. Tuttle 1972. Sasaki Suguru. Boshin Sensō 戊辰戦争. Tokyo: Chuokōron-shinsha. Honjō on "Edo 300 HTML"

Robert Scott (businessman, born 1822)

Robert Scott was a Manchester businessman, one of the founders of the Tootal Broadhurst Lee cotton company. Scott was a notable early example of a successful manager in the textile industry, achieving significant wealth within the largest company of the time whilst being neither self-made nor from a textile family. Born the son of a farmer at Abbey Holm in Cumbria, he was a salesman by the time of his 1845 marriage to Maria in Cheetham Hill, north Manchester, he became a business partner of Henry Tootal Broadhurst, Henry Lee and Joseph Lee who together subsequently formed the company Tootal Broadhurst Lee, a vertically integrated firm, unusual for its time in combining weaving and spinning and was to become by the 1880s the largest cotton manufacturer in Lancashire. Henry Tootal Broadhurst's son, Edward Tootal Broadhurst would go on to become company chairman. Scott became'cashier', or finance director, of Tootal Broadhurst Lee in 1854 and was deputy chairman of the Equitable Fire and Accident Office insurance company.

In 1874 Scott bought ten acres of land in Bowdon, south Manchester, from the Earl of Stamford at a cost of £7075 and built a large villa, Denzell, to the designs of the architects Clegg and Knowles. The house cost a reported £ 30,000 in all. Scott was recorded in the 1881 census as living at a staff of nine; the building is now known as Denzell Hall and is Grade II* listed as a notable example of a commissioned late nineteenth century house for a wealthy patron with a high degree of craftsmanship and quality of materials. The listing cites the design as inventive and eclectic and by a noted Manchester architects' practice. Scott's son Henry predeceased him and at his death in 1904 the house was sold to the Lamb family

Edgar Selwyn

Edgar Selwyn was a prominent figure in American theatre and film in the first half of the 20th century. An actor, playwright and producer on Broadway, he founded a theatrical production company with his brother, Archibald Selwyn, owned a number of Selwyn Theatres in the United States, he transferred his talents from the stage to motion pictures, directed a film for which Helen Hayes received the Academy Award for Best Actress. Selwyn co-founded Goldwyn Pictures in 1916. Born in Cincinnati, Selwyn flourished in the Broadway theater as an actor, playwright and producer from 1899 to 1942. With his brother Archibald Selwyn he founded the theatrical production company The Selwyns which produced plays on Broadway from 1919 to 1932; the Selwyns owned several theatres in the United States including the Park Square Theatre in Boston. Selwyn worked in Hollywood and directing eight films between 1929 and 1942. Among these was The Sin of Madelon Claudet, which Selwyn directed for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; the film starred Helen Hayes.

Additionally, Selwyn wrote many more films were adapted from his original plays. He died in California. In April 1912 Selwyn and his wife, playwright Margaret Mayo, held tickets to New York on the RMS Titanic but did not make the trip as he had a prior engagement to hear the reading of a new play in Paris, they had had plans to accompany Broadway producer Henry B. Harris and his wife Renee with whom they had been touring Europe and Algiers. Selwyn's commitment to hearing the play, while others tried to goad him to board the ship, more than saved his life, his second wife was actress Ruth Selwyn, a sister of director Fred M. Wilcox and sister-in-law of Nicholas Schenck. Pierre of the Plains The Arab For Better, for Worse The Sin of Madelon Claudet Skyscraper Souls Men Must Fight Turn Back the Clock The Mystery of Mr. X Edgar Selwyn on IMDb Edgar Selwyn at the Internet Broadway Database The Selwyns at the Internet Broadway Database "Edgar Selwyn". Find a Grave. Retrieved September 3, 2010