Smorgasbord Health – Nutrients of the Week – Amino Acids.

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There are two types of amino acid, essential and non-essential. There are approximately 80 amino acids found in nature but only 20 are necessary for healthy human growth and function. We are made up of protein and we require adequate amounts of amino acids if we are to maintain and repair the very substance that we are made from.

We need to obtain essential amino acids from our diet and our body will produce the nonessential variety on its own if our diet is lacking in the essential type.

ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS.

These are Histidine (essential in infants can be made by the body in adults if needed), Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Cysteine (essential in infants, nonessential in adults), Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan and Valine.

NON ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS.

Alanine, Aspartic acid, Arginine, Carnitine, Glycine, Glutamine, Hydroxyproline, Norleucine, Proline, Serine and Tyrosine.

THE ROLE OF AMINO ACIDS IN THE BODY.

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Giethoorn: The Village Without Roads

Thanks to Chris The Story Reading Ape for finding this post!

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The village Giethoorn has no roadswater-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-9
But that doesn’t mean there’s no way to get around…water-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-3
The most common mode of transportation is by “whisper boats”, which have noiseless engineswater-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-10
Therefore, the village is very peaceful…water-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-12
The loudest sounds you’ll hear is probably the quacking of a duck (well, when it isn’t flooded with tourists, of course)water-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-4
Also known as “the Venice of the Netherlands”, this magical village was founded around 1230water-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-11
Its first inhabitants found numerous peat deposits and dug many holes over the yearswater-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-13
Eventually, these holes turned into lakeswater-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-6
The newly created islands were connected with more than 176 bridgeswater-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-5
Which give the village a cozy fairy-tale touch…water-village-no-roads-canals-giethoorn-netherlands-8

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All About Google+ For Writers | Savvy Book Writers

More than 625,000 People join Google+ EVERY DAY, according to Digital Buzz and Huffington Post statistics.  Before I even joined Twitter, GooglePlus (Google+)

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Flickering Lamps: The ancient rock-cut tombs by the Lancashire coast

Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m especially interested in particularly old and unusual graves, and the subject of today’s post definitely falls into that category.  On th…

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Nicholas Rossis/The Passive Guy: Amazon Turbocharges Book Marketing – but at what Price

The Passive Guy alerted me to a big change in the way Amazon does book marketing. As Amy Collins of The Book Designer reports, starting today, Amazon is expanding its Amazon Marketing Services (AMS…

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Well-Paying Markets To Write For | Savvy Book Writers

2016 Writer’s Market, “Yellow Pages” for Writers . Do you like to travel to foreign countries, or other states / provinces?  Enjoy weekend trips to new places

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Pacific Paratrooper: Intermission (5) – POW in Japan

An amazing tribute to a WWII POW turning 100 years old! ooh rah!

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Can you imagine what it must be like to be marched out to face a firing squad, say goodbye to your closest friend who is standing next to you and then have the squad shoulder their rifles and march away having not fired a shot?  What are the odds on that happening during a war situation?  The mind boggles at the odds of this happening but this did happen to Charles Rodaway who served in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment during World War II.

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He joined the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and was posted to Shanghai in 1934.  He undertook guard duties in Shanghai before  being transferred to Singapore in 1938.  At the fall of Singapore in 1942, he was captured by the Japanese and put to work as a labourer in the Kawasaki shipyards, near Tokyo.  In 1944, he and a friend attempted to escape…

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Petition Amazon to stop letting people return ebooks after 15% read!

Great idea from Kawanee shared by Chris The Story Reading Ape!

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My thanks to Kawanee for posting about this issue

Book Blogger Alisha Webster started this petition with a single signature, and now has 3,848 supporters.

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