The Romans are credited with the invention of the first smoke-free heating system in Western Europe: the hypocaust. Until recently, historians had assumed that its technology was largely lost after the collapse of the Roman Empire. In fact, however, it lived on in large parts of Europe, and was further developed into the “heat storage hypocaust”, an underground furnace on top of which granite stones would be piled, to then release hot air through vents in the floor. By this means, a room could be kept warm for days with just one firing of the hypocaust's furnace. Continue reading "Heat Storage Hypocausts: Air Heating in the Middle Ages" »
I have some breakthrough news for those of you constantly fighting the “battle of the tummy bulges!”
You’ve read how a sluggish thyroid can be responsible for weight gain. Getting your thyroid up to speed is crucial in any serious weight-management program.
However, there are areas on the body where it seems no matter how much we diet, watch what we eat, work out and take the proper supplements, the fat just refuses to budge.
The stomach and side obliques (love handles) are two such examples.
For whatever rhyme or reason, it looks like Mother Nature has taken some sort of wicked delight in making sure those “jelly-belly rolls” around our middle stay put.
I know this first-hand! Even after holding onto a nutritious diet, hitting the gym several times a week and leading a generally active, productive life, I still found it almost impossible to lose my love-handles. I definitely wasn’t the only person with this problem.
But here’s the good news … after months of research, I’ve come up with a unique, breakthrough supplement for directly targeting those stubborn, hard to displace abdominal fat reserves.
The secret lies with two little known bio-nutrients:
You should also check your blood sugar — and treat hypoglycemia, if needed — before you drive. Make sure you have some form of sugar handy in the car to use if you get low at any time while driving. If you do feel low, immediately pull over safely to the side of the road and treat your hypoglycemia — and don't start to drive again until your symptoms are gone. You also should test your blood sugar before doing other activities during which a low blood sugar reaction could be especially dangerous, such as skiing, swimming, or rock climbing.