Those Harmful Additives In Food & How Can You Protect Your Family? |

Added October 30, 2010, Under: Children's Health, Diets, Nutrition, Parents

In recent years it has become the habit in so many families to buy convenience foods or fast food “take outs” to save time - especially when both parents are working. But these come at a high cost in both money spent and damage to your health and the whole family. According to Patty James, a certified natural chef who has a master's degree in holistic nutrition and is author of the cookbook More Vegetables, Please! Over 100 Easy and Delicious ...


Juicy Watermelons Are Perfect For Any Time Of The Year |

Added October 29, 2010, Under: Diets, Diseases, Health, Nutrition

If you are working out at the gym, a large slice of watermelon afterwards is so much better and safer than an energy drink. Its high water quantity hydrates us while energy drinks filled with caffeine actually dehydrate us. High water content I don't think there can be many in this world who do not enjoy the taste of watermelon – it is the ultimate thirst quencher. Because watermelon has a higher water content and lower calorie content than many other fruits ...


Watercress is not Just an Old Fashioned Tea Time Treat |

Added October 27, 2010, Under: Diets, Diseases, Health, Nutrition

    I was going to write a blog about all the good things in both watercress and watermelon but then I found there were so many benefits that each warranted their own page. So here goes with the watercress first! Watercress has only recently come back into favor – for years it was best known as a filling for sandwiches – dainty watercress sandwiches being very popular in England as part of a teatime spread. But now many realize how nutritious this herb ...


Safer Ways To Avoid The Symptoms Of The Menopause |

Added October 21, 2010, Under: Diseases, Drugs, Women's Health

Recently, there was a lot of media coverage about a new study published on the dangers of hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women. In a report in the New York Times by Denise Grady, she covers many of the most important points of this recent research. As Denise says: “hormone treatment after menopause, already known to increase the risk of breast cancer, also makes it more likely that the cancer will be advanced and deadly. Women who took hormones and developed breast ...


High Blood Pressure or Cholesterol? This Salad Crop Could Be The Remedy |

Added October 19, 2010, Under: Health, Nutrition

Did you know that drinking celery juice every day for a week significantly helps lower blood pressure. A compound called phtalides will help to relax the muscle around arteries, dilating the vessels and allowing blood to flow normally. To be effective, drink the juice for one week, stop for three weeks and start over again so you need to make a note in your diary about this! Drinking celery juice will also effectively and significantly lower your bad cholesterol. And ...


Turmeric & This Ancient Yellow Spice Brings A Host of Health Benefits |

Added October 16, 2010, Under: Diets, Diseases, Health

When we hear the word turmeric, most of us think of a spice used in making curry but did you know that this powerful anti-inflammatory has many health benefits too? Turmeric has been used for over 2500 years in India and the active ingredient in this spice is curcumin, but recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, providing health benefits in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer's disease. The flavor of turmeric Turmeric has a ...


Calendula is an All Round Really Useful Herb |

Added October 13, 2010, Under: Children's Health, Health, Skin Conditions

There are so many herbs in nature that can be used to treat different conditions in a natural and safe way. One such herb is the calendula. The flower petals of the calendula plant have been used for their medicinal properties – such as anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial - for many centuries. They contain high quantities of flavonoids which are those plant-based antioxidants so vital for protecting our bodies against the free radicals that damage cells. Describing the calendula This lovely marigold-like flower contains ...


How To Enjoy The Internet Safely |

Added October 12, 2010, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, Parents, Technology

Most of us just could not imagine our lives without the internet – it is such a fascinating place and you can literally find just anything you need to know. Anyone with a computer and internet connection can shop online, socialise with friends, do their banking, book a holiday and of course access a huge variety of videos, music, stories and news items from around the world. But it is also a haven for criminals and scammers Many people worry about the ...


A Raw Food Diet & Is This For You? |

Added October 11, 2010, Under: Diets, Health, Nutrition, Weight Loss

You may have been thinking about including more raw food in your diet ? A full raw food diet is based on unprocessed and uncooked plant foods, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, sprouts, seeds, grains, beans, nuts, dried fruit and yes even seaweed.  Heating food above 116 degrees F is believed to destroy enzymes in food that can assist in the digestion and absorption of food - so cooking food is also thought to diminish the nutritional value and "life ...


How Can You Prepare Your Child For The Unknown Future? |

Added October 10, 2010, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Parents, Technology

In countries around the world, and especially in the US, the education systems are often in crisis and at best going through difficult times. Remember the Whitney Houston hit “Greatest Love of All” where she sang: I believe the children are our future Teach them well and let them lead the way Show them all the beauty they possess inside Give them a sense of pride to make it easier Now more than ever, education is so important And yet with the world and technology changing so ...

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