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The Fasting Cure Is No Fad

Posted by hkarner - 3. August 2019

Date: 03-08-2019
Source: The Wall Street Journal

New research is showing the profound benefits—for weight, longevity and fighting disease—of eating only during limited hours

Fasting is one of the biggest weight-loss trends to arise in recent years. Endorsed by A-list celebrities and the subject of a spate of best-selling books, it was the eighth most-Googled diet in America in 2018.

But fasting shouldn’t be dismissed as just another fad. At the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, I’ve employed what’s called intermittent fasting, or time-restricted eating, to help patients with an array of chronic conditions. These include diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatism and bowel diseases, as well as pain syndromes such as migraines and osteoarthritis.

There are different ways to go about it, but I advise patients to omit either dinner or breakfast, so that they don’t ingest any food for at least 14 hours at a stretch. That makes lunch the most important meal of the day. It also reduces the time spent each day processing food and lengthens the period devoted to cleansing and restoring the body’s cells, both of which have positive health effects. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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How America Can Both Challenge and Coexist With China

Posted by hkarner - 3. August 2019

Date: 02-08-2019
Source: Foreign Affairs By Kurt M. Campbell And Jake Sullivan August
Subject: Competition Without Catastrophe

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping attend a dinner after the G20 summit in Buenos Aires,

The United States is in the midst of the most consequential rethinking of its foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. Although Washington remains bitterly divided on most issues, there is a growing consensus that the era of engagement with China has come to an unceremonious close. The debate now is over what comes next.

Like many debates throughout the history of U.S. foreign policy, this one has elements of both productive innovation and destructive demagoguery. Most observers can agree that, as the Trump administration’s National Security Strategy put it in 2018, “strategic competition” should animate the United States’ approach to Beijing going forward. But foreign policy frameworks beginning with the word “strategic” often raise more questions than they answer. “Strategic patience” reflects uncertainty about what to do and when. “Strategic ambiguity” reflects uncertainty about what to signal. And in this case, “strategic competition” reflects uncertainty about what that competition is over and what it means to win. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Dead Calm Before the 5G Storm

Posted by hkarner - 3. August 2019

Date: 02-08-2019
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Qualcomm, Apple and others suffer big smartphone slump ahead of 5G rollout.

But will next year really bring relief?

The global smartphone market is taking a significant pause ahead of the rollout of 5G services. The big question is just how long that pause will last.

Market research firm IDC reported Wednesday that global smartphone sales fell 2.3% year over year during the June quarter. That is the seventh straight quarter of declines for the industry. IDC’s data showed iPhone unit sales falling 18% to 33.8 million, which would be the lowest number of quarterly sales that Apple’s iconic smartphone line has seen in six years. Apple no longer reports unit sales itself, but the company said in its fiscal third-quarter report Tuesday that iPhone revenue for the same period slid 12% year over year to about $26 billion. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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