The Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Review: For a healthier way of cooking

In today’s world we are faced with numerous choices of any kind of product a good example would be sneakers there are different sneakers for everything there is walking sneakers jogging and running and so on.

The same can be said for cookware so in this post we will be looking at The Cuisinart Multiclad Pro. Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set

A few years ago the non-stick Teflon coated pans were used for cooking, but studies have shown that the fumes from the Teflon are released into the food when cooking is not healthy for you. And I think we have found a healthier alternative in stainless steel.

The benefits of cooking with stainless cookware are many and we will be looking at a few of these.

Durability

Stainless steel cookware does not scratch, chip, rust, dent, or otherwise, deteriorate over time, stainless steel is extremely durable and will rarely encounter these issues.

Versatility

Stainless steel cookware is extremely versatile, as you can cook any food in them without having to fear about it affect the pan or food.

Flavor Preservation

Stainless steel cookware helps to produce better, natural tasting, food. This is due to other types of cookware usually have linings which can seep into the food you are cooking and therefore alter the taste of the food. Stainless cookware preserves the natural taste of the food.

Appearance

Stainless steel cookware is sleek, and elegant looking it is not only functional but it is beautiful and if so desire this cookware could hang on hooks and be displayed in your kitchen as additional decor

Easy Maintenance

When it comes to maintenance stainless steel is much easier and simpler to maintain. Stainless steel can be cleaned with only soap and water and in most cases no need for harsh chemicals.

Its best you follow the manufacturer’s instructions for using this cookware set, the instructions will give you how to select appropriate materials for your utensils, for use when using this cookware, example its best to use wooden, plastic, or silicone utensils are best for use in stainless steel pots and pans so as not to scratch the finish on your cookware.

However, any scuffs and scrapes that come as a result of your metal spoons and whisks would merely be surface scratches and will not result in any lasting damage to your Cuisinart Multiclad Pro. cookware

manufacturer Instructions

There are also instructions for seasoning pots and pans of the Cuisinart Multiclad Pro. before use, and the best temperature for using on stovetops stove top and oven your cookware will stay looking new and strong, and be almost as easy to clean as non-stick cookware

The Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set

These pots and pans all have curve lips for easy pouring there should be no spills during pouring the handles on the sauce and saute pans are riveted on inside and outside which makes them sturdy and easy to hold. Handles will not get hot.

The handles on the pot covers are high so your fingers will not get burned when lifting the hot cover. The steamer pot is larger than usual for a steamer pot and therefore can hold more.

There are five lids and each lid can be used with several pots, also the pots can be used not only on the stove top but can be used in the oven and can be used as storage in the fridge and can go from the fridge right to the stove or oven

The Cuisinart Multiclad Pro. 12 piece cookware The set consists of:

1-1/2- and 3-quart covered saucepans;

8- and 10-inch open skillets;

3-1/2-quart covered saute pan;

8-quart covered stockpot;

steamer insert with lid.

12 pieces total. Professional Triple Ply Construction features a core of pure aluminum and a brushed stainless exterior

Surround heat Technology

Cuisinart is famous for its Heat Surround Technology, but what is it exactly and how does it help you in your cooking?

Heat Surround Technology means that heat is evenly distributed along the bottom and bottom and sides of the cookware; which essentially means more efficient cooking and thorough heating.

Heat Surround technology provides a quick response to change in temperature, creating the perfect surface for cooking a variety of dishes and meals. This triple-ply cookware features an elegant, brushed stainless steel exterior with a mirror-polished interior for non-reactive, quick release of foods.

So we can see why the Cuisinart MultiClad Pro has a 4 1/2 stars rating it is a high-quality cookware set that does not discolor, react with food, or alter flavors and it makes the perfect attractive addition to your kitchen and moves effortlessly between stove, oven, fridge With these features is it any wonder it is a popular choice for homemakers around the world.

This Cuisinart Multiclad Pro. 12 piece cookware can be purchased at Amazon and is reasonably priced.

 

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Function and Diseases of the Nervous System——Maintaining good health

Disease and function of the nervous system

Sensing and acting

The sensory neurons gather input information such as temperature, body position, pain, light, hunger itch and anything that affects the five senses. This information is then transmitted through the nerves to the brain where the information is interpreted. This processing means interpreting what to do with the information. When the brain decides what action should be taken a signal is sent through the nerves to generate action such as contraction of a muscle when your hand touches a hot surface.

Control of all bodily processes

The nervous system not only control sensing and acting, but it also controls all processes in the body. It stimulates the involuntary movement of muscles such as the beating of the heart and controls the bowels. It can stimulate tissues to produce hormones and enzymes

Movement and emotion

The nervous system allows you to move your body through voluntary control of the muscles. The brain which is part of the nervous system is of course extremely important in generating emotions, allowing you to enjoy, love, be angry and sad. The brain enables learning, memorizing, thinking, dreaming, control of behavior and many more.

Peripheral nervous system

The cranial nerves consist of 12 pairs of nerves that pass through small holes at the base of the skull. These nerves carry information and connecting the brain to different parts of the body.

Olfactory Nerve

The olfactory nerve is the shortest pair of cranial nerve and it is the sensory that transmits olfactory (smell) from the nose to the brain.

Optic Nerve

The optic pair of nerves is responsible for conducting visual stimuli from the eye to the brain. It takes the information of the photoreceptors( a receptor that is sensitive to light) to the brain, where later it will be integrated and interpreted. It emerges in the diencephalon.(function)

Oculomotor Nerve

This pair of nerves controls the movement of the eyes and is also responsible for the size of the pupil and it originates in the midbrain.

Trochlear Nerve

The Trochlear (The nerve that controls the superior oblique muscle of the eye, one of the muscles that move the eye (extraocular muscles). This nerve has a motor and somatic functions that are connected to the superior oblique muscle of the eye, being able to make the eyeballs move and rotate. Its nucleus also originates in the mesencephalon (midbrain) as well as the oculomotor nerve.

Trigeminal Nerve

This pair of nerves is the largest of the cranial nerves and its function is to carry sensitive information to the face, to convey information for the chewing process. The sensory fibers convey sensations of touch, it control (sensitive, sensory and motor), The sensory fibers convey sensations of touch, pain, and temperature from the front of the head including the mouth and also from the meninges.( The three membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord)

What is the nervous system?

Abducent

It is also known as the external ocular motor cranial nerves It is a cranial motor pair, responsible for transmitting the motor stimuli to the external rectus muscle of the eye and therefore allowing the eye to move to the opposite side from where we have the nose.

Facial or Intermediate

This pair of cranial nerves consist of several nerve fibers that perform different functions, it allows the facial muscles to create facial expressions and also send signals to the salivary and lachrymal (tear) glands., it also collects taste information through the tongue.

vestibulocochlear Nerve

This sensory cranial nerve is known as the auditory and vestibular nerve, forming the vestibulocochlear. Which is responsible for balance and orientation in space and auditory function.

Glossopharyngeal Nerve

This nerve collects information from the taste buds (tongue) and sensory information from the pharynx. It gives orders to the salivary gland and various neck muscles that help with swallowing. This nerve also monitors blood pressure.

Vagus Nerve

This nerve is also known as pneumogastric. It comes from the medulla oblongata( the continuation of the spinal cord within the skull, forming the lowest part of the brain stem and containing control centers for the heart and lungs).and supplies nerves to the pharynx, esophagus, larynx, trachea, bronchi, heart, stomach and liver., it controls the action of swallowing and also in sending and transmitting signals to our autonomous system, to help and regulate activation and control stress levels.

Accessory Nerve

This nerve is called the spinal nerve. It is a motor nerve. It governs movements of the head and shoulders by supplying the sternocleidomastoid ( neck muscle) and trapezius muscles in the (anterior and posterior) regions of the neck(used to tilt and turn the head and neck, shrug, steady the shoulders, and twist the arms). The spinal nerve also allows us to throw our heads back.

Hypoglossal

This pair of nerves is a motor nerve and is involved in swallowing and speech.

The nervous system organizes, explains, and directs interactions between you and the world around you it is a complex, highly specialized network it affects every aspect of our bodily functions and as you can imagine there is also a great amount of disease that can affect this complex system I will list them and then we will look at the most common ones.

Parkinson disease

Parkinson’s disease is not curable but if caught early medication can be given that can slow down the damage of the cells. Parkinson disease is a progressive disease that affects movement, speech and also causes tremors, especially in the hands.

People may also have stiffness in their limbs and joints and because of this, they move slower than usual. The muscles of the affected person also become much weaker and this may cause their posture may assume a stooping position.

The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can be managed by medications and therapy.

Multiple sclerosis

At the moment there is no cure for multiple sclerosis but research is ongoing and hopefully, there will be a cure found soon.  Multiple sclerosis is often a disabling disease of the central nervous system There are many symptoms associated with ms they range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis.

The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot as yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are continuing.

The typical symptoms of MS

The severity of the disease cannot be predicted and varies from person to person one person may have a vision problem and another may have attention and memory issues. At times some symptoms could disappear completely and the person regains lost functions and in another case, the person could have partial or complete paralysis. MS usually affects persons between the ages of 20-50 and affects women more than men at a 2-1 average.

What causes these symptoms?

Ms occurs when the nerve fibers become damaged due to inflammation and break down of the protective insulation surrounding the nerve fibers of the CNS. The fibers are In a whitish insulating sheath which is made up of a mixture of proteins and phospholipids forming around many nerve fibers this sheath is called Myelin, The nerve fibers themselves are also damaged. and the Myelin is destroyed and replaced by scars of hardened patches of tissue. these harden lesions are called plaques and appear in many places within the central nervous system.

The average lifespan of an MS patient

A person with MS may live an average of about seven years less than the general population. however disease complications or other medical conditions like heart condition and stroke which can contribute to life expectancy being shortened. With care and attention to overall health and wellness the reduction of these risk will be lessened There are rare cases of MS that progress rapidly from disease onset and can be fatal

Some information for this post is from the National MS Society

ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord the word amyotrophic comes from the Greek word which means no muscle nourishment or wastes away. This lack of nourishment to the nerve cells that signal and control the muscles causes the area to degenerates and this leads to scarring or hardening (“sclerosis”) in the region

The eventual loss of the motor neurons due to a progressive degeneration in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the brain no longer has the ability to initiate and control muscle movement and any voluntary muscle action is progressively affected, people may lose the ability to speak, eat, move and breathe.

The motor nerves that are affected when you have ALS is the motor neurons that provide voluntary movements and muscle control.

There is no cure or treatments that stop or reverse the effects of ALS and persons usually die 3 ½ years after being diagnosed

Some Information for this post is from the ALS Association.

Here is a link for some easy exercise and stretches for us boomers.

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Welcome to the Gutenberg Editor

Of Mountains & Printing Presses

The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you’ll notice the different blocks light up with outlines and arrows. Press the arrows to reposition blocks quickly, without fearing about losing things in the process of copying and pasting.

What you are reading now is a text block, the most basic block of all. The text block has its own controls to be moved freely around the post…

… like this one, which is right aligned.

Headings are separate blocks as well, which helps with the outline and organization of your content.

A Picture is worth a Thousand Words

Handling images and media with the utmost care is a primary focus of the new editor. Hopefully, you’ll find aspects of adding captions or going full-width with your pictures much easier and robust than before.

Beautiful landscape
If your theme supports it, you’ll see the “wide” button on the image toolbar. Give it a try.

Try selecting and removing or editing the caption, now you don’t have to be careful about selecting the image or other text by mistake and ruining the presentation.

The Inserter Tool

Imagine everything that WordPress can do is available to you quickly and in the same place on the interface. No need to figure out HTML tags, classes, or remember complicated shortcode syntax. That’s the spirit behind the inserter—the (+) button you’ll see around the editor—which allows you to browse all available content blocks and add them into your post. Plugins and themes are able to register their own, opening up all sort of possibilities for rich editing and publishing.

Go give it a try, you may discover things WordPress can already add into your posts that you didn’t know about. Here’s a short list of what you can currently find there:

  • Text & Headings
  • Images & Videos
  • Galleries
  • Embeds, like YouTube, Tweets, or other WordPress posts.
  • Layout blocks, like Buttons, Hero Images, Separators, etc.
  • And Lists like this one of course 🙂

Visual Editing

A huge benefit of blocks is that you can edit them in place and manipulate your content directly. Instead of having fields for editing things like the source of a quote, or the text of a button, you can directly change the content. Try editing the following quote:

The editor will endeavour to create a new page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery.

Matt Mullenweg, 2017

The information corresponding to the source of the quote is a separate text field, similar to captions under images, so the structure of the quote is protected even if you select, modify, or remove the source. It’s always easy to add it back.

Blocks can be anything you need. For instance, you may want to add a subdued quote as part of the composition of your text, or you may prefer to display a giant stylized one. All of these options are available in the inserter.

You can change the amount of columns in your galleries by dragging a slider in the block inspector in the sidebar.

Media Rich

If you combine the new wide and full-wide alignments with galleries, you can create a very media rich layout, very quickly:

Accessibility is important don't forget image alt attribute

Sure, the full-wide image can be pretty big. But sometimes the image is worth it.

The above is a gallery with just two images. It’s an easier way to create visually appealing layouts, without having to deal with floats. You can also easily convert the gallery back to individual images again, by using the block switcher.

Any block can opt into these alignments. The embed block has them also, and is responsive out of the box:

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You can build any block you like, static or dynamic, decorative or plain. Here’s a pullquote block:

Code is Poetry

The WordPress community

If you want to learn more about how to build additional blocks, or if you are interested in helping with the project, head over to the GitHub repository.


Thanks for testing Gutenberg!

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Review of Bowflex bxe116 Elliptical Trainer

What is an elliptical?

Wikipedia definition states An elliptical trainer or cross-trainer (also called an X-trainer is a stationary exercise machine used to simulate stair climbing, walking or running without causing excessive pressure to the joints, hence decreasing the risk of impact injuries.

Based on the speed and the resistance set by the user the elliptical exercise machine offers a non-impact workout that is very good for cardiovascular workout

It is therefore very beneficial for people with certain kind of injuries and wants to stay fit to use an elliptical machine as the low impact will affect the very little if any at all.

Elliptical exercise machine usually have components that work the upper and lower body although some do not have this feature

Because the elliptical exercise machine is minimal-impact they are an excellent example of weight-bearing exercise(any activity you do that works your muscles and bones against gravity.)

They can be self-powered by user-generated motion or need to be plugged in for adjustment of motion and/or for supplying their electronic consoles and resistance systems.

The elliptical exercise machine gives a total body workout and targets more muscles than running, walking or any exercise that focuses on the legs.

The exercise for the upper body is done by use of the handle-levers this engages the muscles in the arms and shoulders, and the pedals require the legs muscles to work. If standing correctly, your core muscle will also be engaged.

Muscles Worked.

The main muscles worked on the elliptical are your quads, glutes, and hamstrings. Your calves also work but to a lesser degree. To work your calves muscles adjust the incline ramp (if your machine has one) to a steep angle.

Because the elliptical is very easy on the joints and provides total body workout along with great cardio it is one of the popular equipment in most gyms.

Exercising on the elliptical machine can be very boring and repetitive try high training intervals during your 15 -30min training and it is suggested to aim for at least training for 150 minutes per week.

Elliptical Benefits

The benefits of using the elliptical machine for your workouts are many, we will look at a few

It is non-impact you can emulate the motion of running without any strenuous on your joints that would occur otherwise.

The ability to exercise upper and lower body simultaneously as most elliptical trainers are now equipped with movable handles

When working out on the elliptical machine the same amount of calories are burned with less effort. Studies show that you are actually working harder than you think based on the heart rate.

You can also stride in reverse and this action activate different muscle group and put more emphasis on the quads and offer an adjustable variety mid-workout

There are a couple cons with the elliptical especially the weight bearing aspect because the pedals are suspended for less impact on the joints the weight bearing effect is not as good as the treadmill.

The elliptical can be used as an effective cardiovascular machine for those who want to help improve cardiovascular health with minimal impact.

For losing weight using the elliptical machine a should be implemented. Treadmills come with more stress on the joints so the elliptical is an adequate alternative. If you have an injury that is made worse by weight-bearing exercise like running then the elliptical may be the right option for you.

For losing weight using the elliptical machine should be implemented. Treadmills come with more stress on the joints so the elliptical is an adequate alternative. If you have an injury that is made worse by weight-bearing exercise like running then the elliptical may be the right option for you.

We are looking at the Bowflex bxe116 elliptical machine Bowflex is a very reputable company they have been manufacturing in home exercise machines since 1986 and have gained high reviews

The Bowflex bxe 116 is a great machine it has Bluetooth Connectivity there is an app available that enable you to track your fitness level.

There are 3 different levels of tilt adjustment there is also a switch select which allows you to work harder and achieve the desired results.

In-reach multi-grip handlebar buttons ensure you’re always in control while pedal incline adjustments couldn’t be easier.

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Specs and product information copied from the manufacturer’s website

9 Pre-Programmed Workouts

  • 25 Resistance Levels
  • 22″ Stride Length
  • 30 lb Effective Flywheel SystemPedal suspension technology
  • Syncs with Free Results Series™ App
  • Available for Apple iOS and Android devices 1
  • Switch Select™ Cushioning System
  • Adjust pedal angle for comfort or for additional muscle activation
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 Compatible

BXE116 ELLIPTICAL PRODUCT SPECS

  • Dimensions
  • 77″ L x 31″ W x 70″ H (195.6 x 78.7 x 177.8 cm)
  • Resistance Levels
  • 25
  • Stride Length
  • 22″
  • Effective Flywheel System
  • 30lb
  • Minimum Ceiling Height
  • User Height +29″ (74 cm)
  • Assembled Machine Weight
  • 263 lbs. (119.3 kg)
  • Maximum Capacity
  • 375 lbs. (170 kg)

This machine has a 41/2 stars rating the pros are very favorable.

I have listed 4 pro  comments from purchasers of this machine

PRO

Super strong & stable unit. Very smooth. Great pre-programmed sessions and good at setting and measuring progress goals. Technology is good with the Bowflex app –

Great machine. It gives you a great work out

Awesome workout. Very quiet operation. Well made machine.

Great product, very sturdy

Cons

General setting with a shorter stride and less resistance is needed for disabled and older people who want to exercise

very disappointed in the smoothness of operation.

The overall views of this machine are excellent and would worth the money spent on purchasing  the Bowflex bxe116

This  machine is available at Amazon.com  

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