Heartburn or GERD can Kill

Heartburn is a common annoyance. The busy lifestyle, quick meals, fatty or spicy foods all contribute to the occasional need of a chewable pain reliever. The acceptance of heartburn as an inconvenient, but natural, part of the daily grind can blind you to the warning that a severe heartburn symptom can bring.

Heartburn as a Disorder

Heartburn can be a symptom as well as a disorder. Simple heartburn or GERD can be controlled and dealt with. However, heartburn can signal the presence of a much more serious problem. If it’s heartburn, you will have a burning sensation in the chest usually after eating. There may be a spread of the burning to the throat, sometimes accompanied by a bad taste, difficulty in swallowing, belching, coughing, hoarseness and/or wheezing.

It can become worse by lying down or bending over or by eating. Relief can come from an antacid. While the more severe heartburn symptoms may be mistaken for a heart attack, simple heartburn is usually not made worse by exercise. If there is any concern that the pain may signal a heart attack, get help quickly.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Marvels Of Mediterranean Seasoning

By Ferdinand Emy

As in any type of cooking in Mediterranean cuisine people use seasoning, Mediterranean seasoning really. Evidently, the repast of the areas surrounding the Mediterranean sea is the Mediterranean cuisine. The truth is that the Mediterranean cuisine comprises foods from different cultures. Given the geography of the Mediterranean, these nation-states have influenced each other in time and the cooking process evolved into sharing common principles. Mediterranean cuisine is characterised by flexibility, a wide range of ingredients and numerous regional variations. The area inclined to favor goats and sheep rearing.

Although today much of the fish is shipped from the outside since the fisheries of the Mediterranean sea are no longer what they used to be, fish dishes are still very popular. Seafood is still prominent in many of the standard Mediterranean dish recipes. It is quite evident that certain types of meats and fruit or vegetables, as it is the case with Mediterranean cuisine, demand for specific/typical seasoning, in this case, Mediterranean seasoning. Mediterranean foods and dishes include barbecue or grilled meats, pita bread, hummus and falafel which usually demand for special seasonings which are to be found in the area of Mediterranean seasoning apparently.

Speaking of Mediterranean seasoning you must know that olive oil, though not necessarily a condiment, is produced in the Mediterranean countries " Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Italy and Spain, as well as others. Garlic is a representation of a vital ingredient in the Mediterranean seasoning, which is utilized a lot throughout in the Mediterranean cuisine. Adding to the distinctive taste of food are garlic and olive oil which are applied in the Mediterranean seasoning and cuisine in general. Aside from this, it is commonly believed that the ingredients in this type of cooking as well as in the Mediterranean seasoning, and of course the olive oil, are a key contributor to the good health and longevity enjoyed by the Mediterranean people.

In case you are interested in making Mediterranean dishes you will surely need Mediterranean seasoning for them, or you will not get true Mediterranean food. You may easily buy different commodities which are labeled Mediterranean seasoning from stores around the country, nonetheless, my recommendation is for you to try to make your own Mediterranean seasoning because it is not challenging at all.

You only require the right ingredients and a true Mediterranean seasoning recipe in order to attain a good Mediterranean seasoning. This combo is what I call Mediterranean seasoning. How much you use does not matter, all you need to do is to mix the ingredients in the following proportions in a bowl, whisk, and then pour into a shaker. Place it in a container and then put in the refrigerator, there it is when you require to use it for a cursory dusting on a grilled meat, or for a marinade:1 part cinammon, one part coriander, one part cumin, one part dried mint, and then 1 part Italian seasoning or oregano; Besides, put one part onion powder and one part garlic powder.

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