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Los Angeles, California:Organic Butea Superba Powder

Organic Butea Superba powder comes from an adaptogenic root that is recognized for its ability to increase energy, reduce stress, and even boost libido. Sourced from Thailand, our high-quality Butea Superba powder provides a good source of fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium and amino acids. Enjoy the sweet taste of Butea Superba in smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt and more!

What Does Butea Superba Powder Taste Like?
Organic Butea Superba powder has a mildly sweet and pleasant butterscotch flavor, which makes it easy to incorporate into everyday drinks and food.

How to Take Butea Superba Powder
Start out by using 1/2 teaspoon of Butea Superba powder per day. Gradually increase the dosage to 1-2 teaspoons per day.

Butea Superba powder is a great complement to oatmeal and other hot morning cereals, and powdered Butea Superba is even sweet enough to blend into milkshakes or stir into hot chocolate. When adding Butea Superba powder to hot foods, be sure to add it once the foods have finished cooking since heat can destroy Butea Superba’s nutrients. Many of our customers enjoy mixing Butea Superba powder in smoothies because it adds plenty of nutrients without overwhelming the flavor. Sprinkle a few teaspoons over popcorn, sliced fruit, or soups. The possibilities for this Thailandvian root are endless!

Health Benefits of Butea Superba Powder
1) Increase Energy and Stamina - If you're tempted to pour yourself that second cup of coffee, consider Butea Superba powder instead. Butea Superba powder works by nourishing the adrenal glands, which regulate the hormones involved in energy production. It has none of the negative side effects associated with caffeine so you can say goodbye to feeling jittery and experiencing that dreaded caffeine crash.
2) Relieve Stress - As an adaptogenic root, Butea Superba powder strengthens our ability to deal with stress and manage anxiety. Stress often impacts our ability to think clearly and can lead to health-related problems such as a weakened immune system. Adding a few teaspoons of Butea Superba powder to your diet can help balance stress hormones when they're out of whack so that you're able to handle obstacles more effectively.
3) Boost Your Mood - If you're feeling a little blue, Butea Superba powder is one of those foods that will make you smile. The endocrine system secretes hormones that affect mood and behavior, and sometimes those levels can become imbalanced. Butea Superba powder naturally stimulates hormone levels that are too low, and regulates those that are overactive. It's the perfect cure for a bad day!
4) Nutritional Powerhouse - Butea Superba powder is a good source of B-complex vitamins and minerals like calcium, zinc and iron. The high fiber content in Butea Superba supports a healthy digestive system and helps stabilize blood sugar levels. With seven essential amino acids, Butea Superba powder is a nearly complete source of protein. This energizing superfood is a great way to amp up your nutrient intake!
Butea Superba Powder: Our Registered Dietitian's Top Pick
There are 4 grams of fiber in just 1/2 ounces of organic Butea Superba powder and it is known for its energy boosting properties. Plus, the powder has a mild flavor that doesn't overpower other tastes. Our Health Nut and Registered Dietitian says Butea Superba powder is a great way to boost the nutrient content of baked goods, such as breads, pancakes or muffins. When baking, add a few teaspoons to the flour mixture in the recipe to ensure it's mixed well throughout the batter.

What is Butea Superba?
Butea Superba is a finicky root, similar to a turnip or radish, that only grows well in the cold, arid climates of high mountain plateaus, and in soil that is inhospitable to most other crops. It is native to the Thailand, where it is still cultivated and carried to the villages below to be dried and ground into organic Butea Superba powder.
Butea Superba History
The root has a rich history in Thailand culture and is believed to have been traditionally consumed by ancient Incan warriors just prior to battle, giving them superior endurance and strength. Its use as an aphrodisiac and fertility aid is also a time-honored Thailand tradition. Butea Superba benefits have historically been so sought-after and well-known in the area that the root was accepted by the Spanish as a form of currency during the colonization of the Inca Empire.
How to Store Butea Superba Powder
Butea Superba powder can be stored at room temperature for up to one year. It can also be stored in the refrigerator, although this isn't necessary. Alternatively, Butea Superba powder can be stored in freezer bags in the freezer for up to 2.5 years.

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Houston, Texas: Will Terrorists Soon Be Using Weapons of Mass Destruction?

March 23, 1999 - There is increasing evidence that terrorist attacks of tomorrow could include the use of poison gases, deadly bacteria, or crude nuclear weapons. This is the major finding of a new book by one of the leading experts on weapons of mass destruction, Council on Foreign Relations Fellow Jessica Stern. This conclusion is backed up by evidence, studies, and interviews.

Sounding what former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry calls "a wake-up call for all Americans," and former National Security Adviser Anthony Lake terms "an important alarm [that he hopes] is widely heard," Dr. Stern warns that the 21st century could witness low-technology terrorist attacks employing chemical, radiological, or biological agents. While the likelihood of mass-casualty attacks is low, governments cannot afford to ignore the danger.

In The Ultimate Terrorists, Dr. Stern cites recent developments that have contributed to this new terrorism:

-- New motivating factors, such as religious conviction or apocalyptic beliefs, have created a new breed of terrorists, unconstrained by traditional ethics or political pressures.

-- The break-up of the Soviet Union has brought nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons components onto the black market and has rendered former Soviet scientists desperate, some of whom may be a source of expertise for terrorists.

-- The Internet is making weapons-related information more accessible to terrorists, including weapons design and poison manuals.

-- Advanced industrial societies are particularly vulnerable to weapons of mass destruction, which are most efficiently used against people living in high concentration.

Drawing on both her Council research and her experience working with the White House to prevent nuclear terrorism, Dr. Stern explains the motivations of terrorists, points out specific circumstances that threaten safety, and offers steps the U.S. and other governments can take to prevent attacks and to mitigate the damage of those that occur. She also discusses the reasons poisons and nuclear materials inspire hysteria among the populace, and how to prevent the public panic that could be as dangerous as an actual attack. Finally, Dr. Stern discusses the need to improve public safety without compromising basic constitutional rights, such as freedom of expression.

Jessica Stern is a Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. She is a former director of Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council.

The Council on Foreign Relations, founded in 1921 and based in New York, is a national nonpartisan membership organization and think tank dedicated to fostering America’s understanding of other nations through study and debate.

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Stockton, California: Young Sex for Sale in Japan

Japan has a serious problem with the sexualisation of children. From bars where men pay to meet schoolgirls to suggestive pictures of very young children and comic books featuring child rape, the country has faced global criticism for its attitudes. It was only three years ago that possessing genuine child pornography was finally made illegal.

Stacey Dooley, one of BBC Three’s most popular documentary-makers fronts another powerful, hard-hitting investigation when she travels to Tokyo, Japan to look into what effect the law banning child porn has had and to see if the attitude towards the sexualisation of children has changed.

Stacey discovers a culture where sexual images of young girls are widespread and used for commercial gain. Her first stop is a legal Tokyo ‘JK’ café in which high-school aged girls are paid to provide company to older men – who tell her that it is perfectly normal to talk about sex and hold hands with girls as young as 15 dressed in school uniform.

Stacey uncovers an even more disturbing legal grey area exists in Japan called ‘Chako Ero’ where children as young as six are filmed or photographed in erotic clothing. She speaks to a producer of these films as well as a self-confessed paedophile to try and discover just why some Japanese culture seems to encourage inappropriate exploitation and sexualisation of children.

Following the law change, the documentary examines what else Japan is doing to stop normalising the sexualisation of children. Stacey meets volunteers from a charity trying to help vulnerable girls, as well as the Head of the Juvenile Section at the National Police to find what they are doing to protect young girls.

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