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Are you looking for a reason to cry your face off and feel hopeful that love exists, no matter who you are? Found it. (via the Huffington Post)
ALIMENTACION EN MENOPAUSIA
La menopausia natural tiene lugar normalmente hacia los 50 años y es el paso entre la etapa reproductiva y la no reproductiva pero los primeros sofocos y sudoraciones pueden producirse ya alrededor de los 45 -incluso antes-, etapa conocida como perimenopausia.
Es un momento en el que disminuye en la mujer la producción de una hormona generada por la hipófisis (glándula rectora ubicada en el cerebro) llamada folículo estimulante y los folículos del ovario dejan de madurar y -poco a poco- de producir sus propias hormonas, especialmente los estrógenos. Consecuentemente, es necesario que a partir de los 40-45 años las mujeres se acostumbren a someterse a controles periódicos a fin de conocer sus niveles de colesterol, triglicéridos, glucosa, ácido úrico y calcio.
Los problemas de la pérdida de Calcio
Es necesario realizarse densitometrías óseas que cuantifiquen la cantidad de calcio. Ello permitirá prevenir las temidas fracturas óseas -especialmente de cadera-, más frecuentes entre las mujeres de edad adulta que en los hombres de la misma edad.
Ahora bien, recuerde que la osteoporosis es un problema de origen multifactorial en el que interviene no sólo la pérdida de calcio en los huesos por efecto hormonal sino también la disminución de la capacidad del intestino para absorberlo. Por eso tiene tanta importancia la existencia de hábitos previos de alimentación. La mujer que ha tenido un buen aporte de calcio en su infancia y juventud tendrá más masa ósea en la madurez y, por tanto, menor osteoporosis en la postmenopausia. De ahí la importancia de tomar alimentos ricos en calcio a lo largo de toda la vida.
Los Alimentos más Adecuados
Hay algunos alimentos que deberían formar parte de la alimentación habitual de la mujer a partir de los 45 años y, sobre todo, en cuanto aparezcan los primeros síntomas de la menopausia. Es el caso de los:
-Alimentos ricos en fitoestrógenos.
Como la soya y sus derivados (miso, tofu, etc.). La soja, además, es rica en calcio y rica en proteína vegetal.
-Las verduras y frutas frescas. Imprescindibles para una buena salud por su contenido en vitaminas, minerales y fibra. Son especialmente recomendables los cítricos, las fresas, el melón y el tomate por su aporte de vitamina C. Las verduras verdes como el brócoli, espinacas, chícharos, coliflor, col de Bruselas, son recomendables por su aporte de calcio. Y las frutas y verduras amarillas (especialmente la calabaza, la zanahoria y el durazno) son ricas en vitamina A por lo que ayudan a mantener en buen estado las mucosas y previenen el cáncer.
-Alimentos ricos en ácidos grasos omega 3. Especialmente los pescados azules y los aceites elaborados con ellos así como los de canola, soya y germen de trigo, algunas verduras (espinacas, lechuga y brócoli) y frutos secos (especialmente las nueces y almendras).
-Alimentos ricos en calcio:semillas de sésamo, frutos secos, nabos, brócoli, leche y productos lácteos (bajos en grasa) en calcio. Basta un vaso de leche desnatada, dos yogures descremados o 35-40 gramos de queso panela ó cotija al día.
-Los alimentos proteicos. Los pescados (especialmente los azules), las carnes magras y el pollo son los alimentos de elección como fuente de las necesarias proteínas. La carne debe tomarse sin grasa y se debe quitar la piel del pollo. Por supuesto, las carnes muy curadas y los ahumados deben evitarse no sólo por su contenido en grasas sino porque el proceso de preparación aumenta los riesgos de la salud.
-Los cereales. Además de una fuente fundamental de nutrientes son ricos en fibra por lo que deben ser parte fundamental de cualquier dieta y mucho más durante la menopausia. Son proveedores de folatos, es decir, en ácido fólico.
"We need more voices speaking up for universal human rights. We have honoured some of the great advocates here today who have spoken out courageously for women’s rights, gay rights and religious understanding, showing us that our communities and institutions are strongest when equality and opportunity are open to all people and freedom of conscience is respected. And it is important that as we chart our way forward in this new century, we bring with it the enlightened view that every individual around the world regardless of gender, religion, race, ethnicity or orientation, should be able to contribute to their societies and to have the chance to live up to his or her God-given potential."
- Hillary Clinton -
- Hillary Clinton, speaking at Scotland’s St. Andrews University, where she received an honorary doctorate. It was Clinton’s first foreign visit since leaving the Obama administration. (Via The Scotsman)
Ok, it’s been a long time since I last updated this list, but this guy really deserves a spot on the list. And here’s why:
Speaking to Russian magazine Slon (and translated by the Straight Alliance For LGBT Equality), the politician compares gay people to ‘thieves’, ‘sinners’ and ‘corrupters’: "We view Europe as Sodom and Gomorrah. Europe must not tell us how to live. The Europeans can live any way they like, but they mustn’t tell us what to do. Of course [a gay mother] should definitely be deprived of her rights to the child. Homosexuals must not raise children. They corrupt them. They do them much more harm than if the child were in an orphanage. I am deeply convinced of this."
Last week he introduced a bill which authorises the government to seize the children of gay parents.
"A message for the LGBT of Russia."
Just how I like my Country Music: sexy, gay and with a banjo.
He keeps geting better and better. Love him.
Get the tune here.
Just fabulous and brilliant!
Pink News UK reports:
A Russian MP has reportedly called for the right of marines to whip gay people in public.
Alexander Mikhailov is deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Trans-Baikal Parliament and said he plans to put forward the violent proposal as a new regional law.
Speaking to the Chita news agency on Thursday, Mr Mikhailov linked gay people to paedophiles and suggested they should be whipped in public squares by “marines”.
He described homosexuality as a “common shame”.
Referencing a doctor, who criticised the decision of several European countries to legalise marriage rights for same-sex couples, Mr Mikhailov praised the doctor and reportedly said: “We have to deal with such things”. He added that his province should adopt a law in which the marines have the right to flog the “asses” of gay people.
“In Russia for many centuries the ass was used for educational purposes and not for love entertainment. So we should use it according to its intended purpose,” the MP said.
Last week, the European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning Russian MPs for passing a draconian homophobic censorship law.
Earlier this month,President Vladimir Putin said he would back a ban on foreign same-sex couples from adopting Russian children, but denied it amounts to homophobic discrimination.
"Imagine this: it’s the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. A huge television event, watched the world over. The American Olympians join the proud march of nations. They’re our emissaries, our exemplars. And as the television cameras zoom in on Team U.S.A., one of its members quietly pulls out a rainbow flag, no bigger than a handkerchief, and holds it up. Not ostentatiously high, but just high enough that it can’t be mistaken.
"Another American follows suit. Then another, and another. Within minutes the flags are everywhere in the American delegation, subtly recurring bursts of color and of honor, a gay-rights motif with a message: we’re here in Russia to compete, but we’re not here in Russia to assent. We have gay sisters. Gay brothers. Gay neighbors and friends and fans and probably teammates, and we reject the laws of a land that deems it O.K. to arrest them for speaking their truth or us for speaking up for them."
By far the most viral story of this past weekend is Florida mommyblogger Katie Vyktoriah’sterrifying tale of bigotry encountered at a local Walmart.
The 31-year-old Davenport mother of two, who writes about her family life onAMotherThing.com, recounted an exchange with a surly burly homophobe who manhandled her two-year-old son, allegedly for wearing a “feminine” headband, before hurling anti-gay epithets at the toddler.
It all started with a recent trip to Walmart, which Katie says Dexter did not particularly want to take, especially without his favorite “lace flower headband.”
A few things you should know about Dexter: He is gregarious, happy-go-lucky, loves Dora the Explorer, and his favorite color is pink.
So Dexter and his mom are wandering around the superstore’s aisles, and people are coming out of the woodwork to compliment the boy on his choice of headgear.
"The fact that he was wearing a cute girly headband made him feel good, and he was charming all the old ladies by waving like a little pageant prince," Katie recalled in a blog post entitled "Getting Political.”
But just as they were getting ready to check out, things suddenly took a very ugly turn.
Katie says the incident occurred after a pair of teen girls asked her through giggles if her child was “a boy or a girl.”
After she happily responded “he’s a boy,” a man within earshot suddenly roared “THAT’S a BOY?!”
Katie describes the patron as “very large with a bushy beard and a camouflage shirt with the arms cut off.”
His lace-up work boots had no laces, and “the fug of cigarette smoke” and “pong of beer” surrounded him.
Katie replied affirmatively, prompting the man to rip the headband off Dexter and, after lightly slapping the boy on his head, tell him “you’ll thank me later, little man.”
Her maternal instincts kicking in, Katie moved in front of Dexter to shield him, before telling the man “If you touch my son again, I will cut your damn hands off.”
To which he responded: “Your son is a fucking faggot. He’ll get shot for it one day.”
Katie notes that, despite an abundance of eyewitnesses, not one shopper volunteered support or consolation.
- [My husband] Mark and I are both completely supportive of love in all forms. Be you gay, straight, bisexual, transsexual or polygamous, it is YOUR business. I don’t judge, and I don’t try and change you.
- And if one or both of my kids grow up to realize they are any of these things, it will not change a thing about how I feel toward them.
- But right now, the fact that homophobia is so rampant, that gay marriage is still seen as dirty because homosexuals are “lesser” somehow and don’t deserve to have the same rights as straight folk, that people like that man in Walmart even EXIST makes me fear for my kids and their futures.
- While we may accept and support whoever our kids turn out to be, I am scared beyond words at what it would mean for them if they ARE gay. Why should anyone have to live in fear because they fall in love with someone that you or someone else doesn’t agree with? Why should mothers and fathers of gay kids have to have an extra layer of terror at night because they know that the world at large is against their child?
On Facebook, Katie says she has contacted the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “ongoing harassment” was documented and is currently being investigated.
Ok, what the fuck is going on with Florida? What an ass this man is.
Por Enrique Torre Molina:
Hace unos días estuve en San José, California, para la octava edición de Netroots Nation, un encuentro internacional de activistas, blogueros y defensores de diferentes causas que cada año se organ…(Read more)
Anti-gay lawmaker Vitaly Milonov appears to be sending a message to performing artists coming to Russia: speak out in favor of gay rights and be investigated. Milonov appears to have triggered an investigation into visits to the country by Lady Gaga and Madonna, both of whom made spectacles of Russia’s anti-gay laws during their performances.
The Guardian reports:
The office of Russia’s prosecutor general has issued a statement confirming that neither singer obtained an appropriate visa prior to performing there last year. Madonna, who played in August 2012, and Gaga, who appeared in December, travelled under cultural-exchange visas. These documents “do not grant their bearers the right to engage in any commercial activity,” authorities said. According to the Russian legal information agency, prosecutors are now considering asking Russia’s foreign ministry or federal migration service to press charges.
As any foreigner who has visited Moscow will know, Russian immigration can be extremely complicated. But Gaga and Madonna’s mistakes weren’t just discovered by accident: prosecutors launched their investigation only after being contacted by one of the singers’ most outspoken enemies.The man in question was Vitaly Milonov, who serves in St Petersburg’s municipal legislature and authored St Petersburg’s law banning gay “propaganda” – a model for recent legislation passed by the Duma.