Enjoy Your Work Place & Stay Healthy at The Same Time –

Added March 31, 2011, Under: Environment, Exercise, Health

You work in a modern open plan office with air conditioning, fluorescent lighting and you sit facing a computer screen all day long. No so healthy is it? What can you do to make it more enjoyable and healthier for yourself? 1. When you are getting ready for work each day, make the effort to dress attractively or smartly (depending on whether you are male or female). Avoiding the sloppy look will make you work smarter and boost your confidence. 2. Keep your ...


The Olive Tree & What Does It Have To Offer? |

Added March 30, 2011, Under: Diseases, Health, Nutrition

There is a lovely old story from the Mediterranean that whenever a child was born, an olive tree was planted. The child and the tree grew simultaneously so that as the child developed, the tree would bear fruit, flowers and its bountiful olive products. Families would have generations and generations of olive trees that would represent their family history. Now that is a genuine family tree! The olive tree is ancient and one of the only trees that can grow in rocky ...


10 Delicious & Healthy Reasons to Eat Summer Berries –

Added March 29, 2011, Under: Top 10

Berries are so full of goodness and they taste so yummy too. Think of them as healthy candies – well they are just as brightly colored and delicious but with none of the harmful sugars, high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors and colorings. A real treasure in a small package It wont be long now until the stores and farmer's markets are full of summer berries. Some of you will have been able to buy berries all year long depending on ...


Are You A Good Mother-in-Law or Is There Some Room For Improvement? |

Added March 27, 2011, Under: Health

“Mother-in-laws” have always been a ready source of comic material for jokes, sit coms and stand up comedians but of course not all mother-in-laws are the monsters they are made out to be and many have fantastic relationships with their daughters-in-law and sons-in-law too. So if you are a mother-in-law, how do you go about making sure you have a good relationship both with your child and his or her spouse. Before I set out some guidelines for those that really ...


Beets Are The Cinderella Of The Vegetable World! |

Added March 25, 2011, Under: Nutrition

    In South Africa, there was a Minister of Health (in the recent past) who was often ridiculed by others for promoting beetroot and other vegetables as a treatment for HIV/AIDS. The press nicknamed her Dr. Beetroot. Strangely enough, she was not too far wrong with her assessment of the health benefits of the beetroot which has been cultivated for thousands of years. In ancient Greece, beets were considered so valuable that one was offered on a silver platter to Apollo at ...


The 8 Most Common Artificial Food Dyes & What They Can Do To Your Health |

Added March 22, 2011, Under: Children's Health, Diets, Health, Nutrition

There is a call this week to inform the public about the dangers of artificial colors and to persuade the FDA to review their thinking on this as, in spite of numerous studies linking artificial coloring to ADHD in children (as well as many other health problems), the FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) have not acted. What happens in Europe? The European Union has regulations in place so that if food dyes are used in food, the consumers are informed of the ...


The Importance of Probiotic Foods & The Top 10 to Choose From |

Added March 20, 2011, Under: Babies, Diets, Exercise, New Moms

There are two sides to the biotic coin – there are antibiotics and then there are probiotics and if you have to take an antibiotic for any reason, then you need a probiotic to counteract the effects of the antibiotic. We all need probiotics or the “friendly bacteria” which when ingested acts to maintain a healthy intestinal tract and to help fight illness and disease so that we are less likely to need anti-biotics in the future! “Probiotic” means “for life” A ...


16 Places Where Germs Can Lurk When You Are Away From Home |

Added March 17, 2011, Under: Diseases, Environment, Health

We all know there are germs everywhere but sometimes we might forget how dirty some of those objects we frequently touch can be. Paper money is crawling with bacteria and contaminated with enterobacteria, streptococcus, pseudomonas and even traces of e.coli and yet we all handle paper money constantly. Even our own homes are filled with germs, no matter how clean we keep them, but they are somehow our own germs and we get used to them especially if we have strong immune ...


The Chinese Say We Should Eat 1 Daily Serving of Fungi, Find Out Why? |

Added March 14, 2011, Under: Diets, Environment, Health, Nutrition

  No wonder they call them magic mushrooms (and I am not talking about those hallucinatory ones here) because mushrooms have so much going for them including being one of the highest antioxidant vegetables in the world! With an 80 gram serving – say 14 baby button mushrooms, 4 large closed cap mushrooms or 1 large flat mushroom - you will be well on your way to your daily target for vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, phosphorus, potassium and iron. What do ...


This Purple Plant Is Good For You! |

Added , Under: Diets, Health, Nutrition

Did you know that egg plants or aubergines have nicotine in them – they come from the same family group as the tobacco plant along with tomatoes, potatoes and chili peppers - and all edible members of the nightshade family are considered to be fruit? But don't worry, it would take 20 lbs of aubergines to equal the amount of nicotine of just one cigarette. The nicotine aside, there are plenty of good things to say about aubergines Aubergine is a good source ...

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