Fluoride & How Harmful Can It Be? |

Added July 30, 2010, Under: Children's Health, Parents, Technology

According to Wikopedia “water fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay.   Fluoridated water has fluoride at a level that is effective for preventing cavities; this can occur naturally or by adding fluoride.  Fluoridated water operates on tooth surfaces: in the mouth it creates low levels of fluoride in saliva, which reduces the rate at which tooth enamel demineralizes and increases the rate at which it remineralizes in the early stages of ...


Eating for 2 or for 3? Nutrition in Pregnancy is Vital |

Added July 28, 2010, Under: Babies, New Moms, Nutrition, Pregnancy

What you eat during your pregnancy can be incredibly important both to you and you baby in so many ways. From your point of view, good nutrition is essential for normal organ development and functioning; normal reproduction growth and maintenance; for optimum activity level and working efficiency; to fight infection and disease; and for the repair of any damage or injury to the body. To this end you need essential nutrients (with carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, minerals and water) and calories. How ...


Have You Ever Thought of Going The “Raw Foods” Route? |

Added July 27, 2010, Under: Diseases, Health, Nutrition

A fairly recent phenomenon has been the interest in eating raw foods. Although this is a new concept, it is of course as old as the hills because man had to eat raw foods before fire was discovered. According to Robert Ross on his web site - “A Raw food diet is based on eating whole, live, nutritionally-dense organic uncooked and un-processed foods as a large percentage of your diet. When 75-100% of your total food consumption is raw food, you ...


Are You Including Dietary Fiber In Your Eating Habits? |

Added July 26, 2010, Under: Diets, Health, Nutrition

We have all heard of dietary fiber or roughage but we might not realise just how important it is to our general health and well being. Fiber is a substance in plants, and dietary fiber is the part you eat such as in fruits, vegetables and grains. It is the part of the plant that your body can't digest but it forms a very important part of a healthy diet by adding bulk to your diet and making you feel full ...


How Do We Cope With The Death Of Someone Close? |

Added July 23, 2010, Under: Diseases, Health

Death, and the grief that accompanies this, will affect each and every one of us at some time in our lives. And yet we never seem to be prepared for it in the same way as we are prepared for birth. Of course it is something that we don’t want to happen while we will usually welcome birth. Bereavement and what it means The word bereavement is a term that covers the whole process associated with loss and grief as well as ...


It Is Summer & Your Baby Can Be At Risk From Skin Conditions |

Added July 21, 2010, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Environment, Parents, Skin Conditions

Summer is here and you need to know that your baby’s skin is thinner, more fragile and less oily than an adult’s. It also produces less melanin, the substance that helps ward off sunburn. So while you have to be careful about sunlight, you should let your baby enjoy a few minutes each day to make sure he does not become vitamin D deficient. There is a big difference between sunlight and sunburn. And only ever use a natural sun ...


Bananas Are The Perfect Source of Natural and Home Remedies |

Added July 20, 2010, Under: Children's Health, Health, Nutrition, Pregnancy

Have you noticed when watching a major tennis tournament, such as Wimbledon, how many players eat a banana during their breaks? Well I have been checking out the benefits of the humble banana and there are many!  Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can ...


Children Have So Much To Gain From Gardening |

Added July 19, 2010, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Exercise, Parents

Encouraging children to learn and experience gardening boosts their development by helping them become happier, more confident and resilient as well as teaching children patience and the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle. As parents, what are you waiting for? Whether you have a large garden, a back yard, a courtyard, a balcony or just a sunny window ledge, you can help your child to create a space for growing plants. A great way to go is to plant for all five ...


Are You Concerned About Your Aged Parents’ Welfare? |

Added July 15, 2010, Under: Diseases, Health, Parents

The population of the United States is getting older in spite of America being a mobile, changeable and youth orientated culture. Unfortunately, the extended family culture is not the norm in the USA and many older citizens are considered a burden so that being elderly is a challenge financially, health wise and because of people’s attitudes. What happens in other countries? In other countries, the grandparents often form part of the home and extended family unit, so they feel safe and secure ...


Which Lip Balm Do You Use & How Toxic Is It? |

Added July 12, 2010, Under: Health, Skin Conditions

The more we read about different products and the harmful and toxic ingredients they may contain, the more important it is to find a natural substitute to use on our skin. Over 60% of what we put on our skin gets absorbed straight into our bloodstream, so ingredients should be a key factor when shopping. Lip balm is just such a product which many of us use If you are prone to the recurrence of cold sores for example (caused by the ...

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