2015.0210- Poet of the Earth; I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul. The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of the hell are with me. The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into a new tongue.
I am the poet of the woman the same as the man.
And i say it is as great to be a woman as to be a man.
And I say there is nothing greater than the mother of men.
I chant the chant of dilation or pride.
We have had ducking and depreciating about enough.
I show that size is only development.
Have you outstrip the rest? are you the President?
It is a trifle, they will more than arrive there every one, and still pass on.
I am he that walks the tender and growing night.
I call to the earth and sea half-held by the night.
This appeared in the newspaper, DNA and is now reproduced for the information of the members of “sundercircle”.
“Vitamin D linked to metabolism, shortage worsens heart ailments”
What is vitamin D? A fat soluble vitamin, it`s sythesis in the body depends on latitude, atmospheric pollution, clothing, skin pigmentation and duration and time of exposure to sunlight. 30 minutes of sunlight over arms and face, perferably between t0 am and 2 pm (when ultraviolet B rays are maximum) daily is enough to avoid Vid D deficiency.
A study has found that for every 10% rise in 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration, the risk of developing hypertension falls 8.1%.
Posible consequences of Vitamin D deiciency- Schizophrenia Depression.
*Vit D deficiency and low calcium intake are risk factors for: Osteoporosis: low bone mass, muscle weakness, and thus increased risk of fractur.
*Heightened risk of hypertension, diabetes, susceptibility to infection, heart problems and some forms of cancer.
*1 billion people worldwide have vitamin D deficiency or insufficienty.
What causes vitamin D deficiency?
1. Changing food habiits leading to low dietary calcium intake
2. High fibre diet containing phosphates and phytates that deplete Vitamin D stores and increase coalcium
3 Genetic factors that impede sythesis of the Vitamin D
4. With modernization, the number of hours spent indoors has increase, therby preventing adequate exposure
to the sun
5. Incresed pollution prevents UV raidation from reaching the ground: UV B is needed for syntheisizing
Vtiamin D in skin
6. Repeated and unplanned, unspaced preganancies may also create health issues for a woman.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Shadowed.”