Almonds are a High Fat Food That’s Good For Your Health |

Added March 31, 2010, Under: Diets, Health, Nutrition, Weight Loss

Although we think of the almond as a nut, it is technically the seed of the fruit of the almond tree – rather like the peach or apricot pip. While almond trees can be found in Asia, Europe, North America and Africa, virtually all commercial trees are grown in California. Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats. This is the same type of health promoting fats as are found in olive oil. But don’t think that because of the presence of fats that snacking ...


Is It Healthy To Enjoy Chocolate Eggs At Easter? |

Added , Under: Health, Nutrition

With the Easter weekend coming up and those tempting chocolate Easter eggs and bunnies in all the shop window displays, is it alright for us to indulge? A billion people eat chocolate everyday so probably you will find 2 or 3 billion will eat chocolate over the Easter weekend! According to the WABI-TV5 News Desk, the ingredient cocoa in chocolate can be very healthy. Dr. Jonathan Wood tells us that the indigenous peoples from islands off the Panamanian coast, called the Kuna, ...


Are You Too Fussy A Mother? |

Added March 30, 2010, Under: Children's Health, New Moms, Parents

A headline caught my eye the other day which was to the effect that “children are too clean and not in contact with enough germs any more”. Moms are bombarded with advertising about sanitizing everything to such an extent that perhaps we have gone too far in the quest for cleanliness and a germ-free environment. Children do need to build up their own resistance to germs and they will never do so if they are not exposed to them in the ...


Pregnancy & Anal Fissures |

Added March 29, 2010, Under: New Moms, Pregnancy, Women's Health

An anal fissure is a small tear in the skin around the opening of the anus. And sometimes because of the strain of pushing when giving birth, women can suffer from anal fissures postpartum. They can also develop anal fissures during the actual pregnancy because of being constipated. Although it is not a very nice condition, anal fissures treatments are usually relatively simple. Most anal fissures are at the rear of the anal opening This means in line with the cleft of ...


Do You Know Whether You Are Vitamin D Deficient? |

Added , Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health

It seems that we cannot over emphasize the importance of Vitamin D in this modern world of ours. Vitamin D has so many health benefits and of course our main source of good vitamin D is sunlight. But for a number of reasons we are just not getting enough sunlight and this has become a huge problem. Vitamin D deficiency is now so widespread that rickets is on the rise Children spend so much time indoors watching TV or sitting at a ...


Why Are So Many Americans Not Getting Enough Sleep? |

Added March 28, 2010, Under: Drugs, Men's Health, Pregnancy, Women's Health

I have written a blog about insomnia before – Is insomnia making your desperate - but here are some new facts about this dilemma and how the lack of sleep impacts on our health. Over time the lack of sleep can lead to these problems • Weight gain • Depression • High blood sugar levels and the increased risk of diabetes • Brain damage He says “The consequences of sleep deprivation are so intense because your circadian rhythm has evolved over hundreds of generations to align ...


How To Avoid Toxic Food & Packaging In Your Shopping Cart? |

Added March 26, 2010, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, Parents

Not only are we offered chemicals in our foodstuffs but the packaging wrapping these same goods is often toxic too. Back in 2006, California brought in laws to limit the amount of cadmium, lead, mercury and hexavalent chromium in product packaging which was a step in the right direction. And hopefully such laws will eventually be the norm in all states. It is important to limit or remove such metals from packing so that they do not become an environmental or ...


Walnuts Add Deliciousness To Your Diet |

Added March 24, 2010, Under: Diets, Health, Nutrition

Apart from being so good for you, walnuts are a delicious way to add nutrition, flavor and crunchiness to your everyday food. Walnuts are ranked in the top ten list of the most powerful disease fighting foods. Health benefits from including walnuts in your diet on a regular basis • Walnuts are an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids which is a special type of protective fat the body cannot manufacture itself. • Walnuts have a gentle laxative effect on the body, ...


Is Your Home As Safe As Houses? |

Added March 23, 2010, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health

We live in a chemical world and most of the harm in our homes today comes from VOCs. These volatile organic carbons consist of thousands of man made carbon-based agents with some known to be direct chemical toxins while others are indirect immune system weakeners or hormone disrupters. These VOCs can accumulate in certain parts of the body like your lungs VOCs are found in pesticides, disinfectants and household clearners. The gases can pass through plastic containers, you can absorb them by ...


The Gift Of Essential Oils |

Added March 17, 2010, Under: Children's Health, Headaches & Migraines, Health, Men's Health, New Moms, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions, Women's Health

Interest in the use of essential oils has enjoyed a massive revival in recent decades. Many of the more discerning amongst us have come to realize that our modern, fast and often frenetic pace of life is doing us harm. In addition, we worry about the amount of chemicals and additives being ingested by our bodies through foods, medications, toiletries and fragrances. So what can we do to change this? The use of essential oils is a great way to get back ...

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