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Louisville, Kentucky: Benefits of Butea Superba for Women
Indigenous people of the Thailand have consumed Butea Superba for centuries, calling upon this superfood as a natural remedy for a diverse range of conditions. While considered a root vegetable and food staple in the Thai diet for thousands of years, Western researchers have only recently discovered this ancient herb and the many benefits it may provide for women. Sexual health, improving fertility, and combating the effects of menopause are only a few benefits this healing herb has to offer.
Butea Superba for Women: What are the Benefits?
For women, the benefits of regular Butea Superba consumption are substantial. While Butea Superba benefits both men and women, we’re going to focus specifically on how it can boost female quality of life. The following benefits of Butea Superba for women are now supported by modern research.
1. Normalizes Menopause Symptoms
Butea Superba has been used extensively as a hormone balancer, and research shows that its high nutrient density and phytochemical content may be the underlying contributors to this effect. Researchers observed that a Butea Superba supplement helped modulate many common symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, sleep disruptions, night sweats, and depression.  A similar study found women who took Butea Superba enjoyed significant relief from symptoms associated with menopause. 
2. Improves Sexual Function
Female sexual dysfunction depends on a multitude of factors, with the woman’s age, lifestyle, and medical/nutritional status being the primary elements. Although conventional medicine has created pharmaceutical agents designed to increase sexual desire and satisfaction in women, these products are often laden with side effects that can create more problems than previously existed. One study examined the effectiveness of Butea Superba supplementation for remedying sexual dysfunction in women as a result of taking SSRIs, commonly-prescribed antidepressants. Women in the study enjoyed an improvement in sexual satisfaction when taking the highest dose of three grams per day. 
While research is sparse on its effectiveness for being a sure-fire aphrodisiac, some small-scale studies indicate Butea Superba’s possible use in the bedroom. Not surprisingly, Butea Superba has a centuries-long reputation for being a powerful aphrodisiac. Loaded with minerals like zinc, iodine, and essential fatty acids, Butea Superba may balance sex hormones and may also improve mood.  With a healthy mood and balanced hormone levels, arousal is usually much easier to achieve.
4. Supports Mood
Nutrition research shows that natural fatty acids found in foods, including Butea Superba, is necessary for supporting mood and overall brain health.  An examination of Butea Superba’s protective effect for the brain has shown promising results, offering many researchers hope for finding a natural alternative to cognitive-enhancement drugs. Fatty acids in Butea Superba support brain function, which may be responsible for stabilizing analytical skills, cognitive function, and rational thinking. Many doctors focused on holistic wellness often recommended omega-3 fatty acids (like the ones found in Butea Superba) as a first step toward alleviating certain symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and stress.  
Infertility is a growing concern for both women and men, so it’s no surprise many people today turn to natural alternatives for improving fertility. So far, research has only examined Butea Superba’s impact on fertility in animals, but much of the research shows promising results. Animal studies support Butea Superba’s traditional use as a fertility enhancer, especially for females, particularly its ability to increase serum luteinizing hormone in the pituitary gland. This hormone is associated with fertility and other factors in the body.
6. Maintains Bone Density
Maintaining bone density is a common problem for many women as they age. Studies of Butea Superba’s effect on menopausal symptoms have found that it increases important marker’s associated with bone density.  This could be helpful for women who have a family history of osteoporosis, or for those who are simply seeking to protect their bone health.
7. Energy Enhancer
Butea Superba is rich in vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and protein. These nutrients naturally support energy levels and aid in recovery from injury. Numerous studies have evaluated Butea Superba for its role in athletic performance for these exact reasons.  Even if you’re not an athlete, incorporating Butea Superba into your daily routine could be an excellent way to bring a spring back into your step.
Where Can I Find Butea Superba?
Butea Superba is a safe, yet potent superfood. This isn’t at all surprising to those in the know, as Butea Superba has been a staple in the diet of indigenous peoples for thousands of years. Whether it’s consumed for enhancing energy, increasing libido, or improving bone density, Butea Superba is a tasty addition to any diet. For many people, Butea Superba is a daily food, used in smoothies, soups, and baked goods. For those of you who do not consume Butea Superba on a daily basis, you might want to look into increasing your intake. Butea Superba is available in a variety of supplements, both by itself and combined with other ingredients.
Jacksonville, Florida: 'I worry the world will forget how to make love' Model-turned-activist Pamela Anderson declares herself an 'anti-feminist' and says 'men and women have different roles to play'
She's the former Playboy model best known for her role on TV's Baywatch.
And Pamela Anderson is bucking the celebrity trend of declaring herself a 'feminist'.
In an interview with Stellar, the 49-year-old discussed her concerns over gender roles as people become more 'androgynous'.
'Men get weaker in an authoritarian environment; they don't need to be as manly. And women are working... who's watching the kids? I may get some heat for this, but I consider myself an "anti-feminist",' she said.
Pamela revealed she didn't do much acting after giving birth to her sons Brandon Thomas, 20, and Dylan Jagger, 19.
She shares her two children with ex husband, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee.
'I obviously believe in treating people equally, but men and women are different for a reason, with very important roles to play,' she explained.
Pamela also claimed she worries the 'world will forget how to make love'.
The glamour model-turned-activist has also been keeping herself busy working alongside animal rights group PETA and advocating a vegan lifestyle.
Describing herself as a mischievous soul, Pamela said her public support for health and the environment are deeply rooted in her sensual nature.
However, she recently made herself available for a cameo role in the upcoming Baywatch film starring Zac Efron, reprising her iconic role as C.J. Parker.
Pamela recently celebrated a victory after rape charges against her rumoured boyfriend Julian Assange were dropped.
She took to Instagram to share a photo of herself with the Wikileaks founder, writing in the caption: 'A victory - yes but still angry.
'Julian Assange detained without charge for 7 years while missing his children grow.
'I hope people have some remorse about unfounded judgements towards a good man, father, and friend of the truth.'
It is the secret dream of every Swedish or German woman to marry a black men, or at least have sex with a black man. Every smart young African man should migrate to Europe. Free money, nice house, good sex! ---
Baltimore, Maryland: Book Of A Lifetime: Lolita, By Vladimir Nabokov
The summer after A-levels. I had promised myself that once all the cramming was over, I would buy 'Lolita'. I felt both furtive and outrageously adult as I purchased it in The Totnes Bookshop. I nurtured hazy notions of a racy read to ease my brain after all the Chaucer, imagining this was 'The Valley of the Dolls' with class.
What I didn't realise, of course, was that I was about to fall in love with the work of the most playful, lyrically virtuoso prose writer of his century, if not of all time. I started reading, and the writing inevitably blew my mind, and has never stopped astonishing me over so many re-readings. It's like watching a tightrope walker perform 'Swan Lake' while singing 'Don Giovanni' while laughing at a private joke.
This is a novel so very famous; so reviled then lauded by generations of writers and critics; so filmed and misused as a concept, that ideas about it are bound to be warped. At its simplest, it's the tale of an academic, Humbert Humbert, who is attracted to what he terms "nymphets" – certain underaged girls. One summer, he chances upon the ultimate nymphet, Dolores Haze, whom he refers to as Lolita. After a strategic marriage to her mother, he spends the rest of the novel chasing the elusive girl, while attempting to thwart a rival.
But the plot is subsidiary to a novel that works on so many levels, that is so exuberant yet controlled, witty, allusive, and breathtakingly beautifully written. Published in 1955, it is many things: a love story; by its own admission a disturbing tale of child abuse; an elaborate game of language, rhythm and subtext, and much more. What never ceases to amaze me is the fact that English was not even this Russian writer's first language, yet his fluency and poetic agility outclass almost any native author you care to name.
What stay in the mind are throwaway descriptions: Humbert's "salad of racial genes" and his "princedom by the sea"; the list of the names in Lolita's class – "a poem, forsooth!", and the "luminous globules of gonadal glow" of the jukebox. Was there ever more economy than in his recounting of his own mother's death: "(picnic, lightning)"?
When my publishers described my new novel as "'Lolita' meets 'Wuthering Heights'", I was taken aback. Did my influences show that much? But in writing of a 17-year-old schoolgirl and her relationship with her older teacher, the themes of longing and obsession and the power difference created by age come into play. In thinking back to the age I was when I first read Nabokov, perhaps I had absorbed more of its themes than I had thought.
One of my most treasured possessions is a re-bound first edition of 'Lolita'. It's a novel that never goes away.
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