The grapefruit was first noticed on Barbados in 1750 and is regarded as the result of a natural cross breeding between the orange and the pomelo, a citrus fruit that was brought from Indonesia to Barbados in the seventeenth century. By 1880, the grapefruit had become an important commercial crop in Florida, which is still a major producer of grapefruits in the United States, along with California,Arizona, and Texas. Grapefruits are also commercially produced in Israel, South Africa, and Brazil.
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Is grapefruit a result of cross breeding between orange and pomelo?
Michael T. Murray, ND, Naturopathic Medicine, answered
What is women's health?
Erika Schwartz, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredIt's a developing specialty primarily focusing on prevention and education of women. It focuses on empowering women to take ownership of their bodies and understand its function as well as encourage them to demand respect and true care from their physicians.
What kind of infection can I get by swimming in a lake?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
Swimming in a lake could lead to a parasitic infection. The most common waterborne parasite is called giardia, and giardia actually afflicts about 3 million people a year.A tapeworm is a type of parasite that can grow up to 30 feet long. Tapeworms attach their suckers to the host's stomach and siphon calories. The only thing their long bodies do is use up the calories they steal. One of the things that folks who have tapeworms complain of is weight loss.
Giardia irritates your intestinal tract, similar to the feeling of a stomach virus. To tell the difference, you can take a blood test or you can watch your poop. Since it affects your ability to absorb food correctly, if you have giardia, your poop will float. That's one of the clues to diagnosing an intestinal parasite. It will destroy the way that you actually digest food.
Giardia is found in a lot of water in the United States, especially water that hasn't been purified or filtered.
The most common reason people get tapeworms is from eating raw meat. That is the main reason humans began to cook their food.
Other parasites may have played huge roles in human history. Some people think that hookworm may have cost the South the Civil War. People who didn't wear shoes were particularly vulnerable to contracting a hookworm infection, sometimes called "Southern anemia," which left the host weakened. Because many Southerners who didn't wear shoes as children developed "Southern anemia," they grew up to be poor choices to be Confederate soldiers. Meanwhile many Northern children wore leather shoes growing up and never contracted hookworm and remained healthy.
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