Have You Thought About Adding Sauerkraut To The Menu? |

Added January 31, 2012, Under: Health, Nutrition

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We all need friendly digestive flora as a health-promoting probiotic, and fermented foods have been used by different civilizations for hundreds of years for this purpose. Today, sauerkraut is one of the most popular probiotic foods, happily consumed by many different peoples around the world. The French eat choucroute, the Germans of course sauerkraut and the Koreans kimchi. If you would like to make your own sauerkraut, here is the recipe from a friend. She is a mine of information for ...


Pink Eye or Conjunctivitis & Avoiding The Spread |

Added January 29, 2012, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Environment, Parents


Most of us have had experience of pink eye or conjunctivitis and know how highly contagious it can be. It is alarming for parents the first time they see this condition on a young child because it may make the eyes extremely red and even spread rapidly. The good news is that it usually causes no long term damage either to the vision or the eyes themselves. Some types of pink eye go away on their own while others require treatment. The ...


6 Ways To Become A Better Consumer & Help The Environment |

Added , Under: Diets, Environment, Nutrition

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Popular opinion has always carried a lot of weight and when combined with the fact that money talks, it should not be impossible for consumers to convince both themselves and their main food suppliers that a healthier diet is needed by everyone. A growing rate of a 70% overweight and obese population in the US just cannot continue – it is unsustainable. To become a healthier person while putting less strain on the environment can and should be the goal ...


The Perils of Parabens & How to Protect Yourself |

Added January 27, 2012, Under: Children's Health, Health, Skin Conditions

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Hundreds of everyday products contain parabens and the main reason for this is that they are widely used as effective preservatives by the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. These paraben compounds, and their salts, are used primarily for their bactericidal and fungicidal properties. They can be found in shampoos, conditioners, hair coloring products, moisturizers, shaving gels, make up, toothpaste, bubble bath, lubricants, topical pharmaceuticals, spray tanning solutions, baby preparations, deodorants, eye and nail products. They are also used as food additives.. Parabens such as Ethyl, ...


The Link between Restless Leg Syndrome & Fibromyalgia |

Added January 26, 2012, Under: Diseases, Health


Do you sometimes toss and turn in your bed at night, constantly fighting the urge to keep moving your legs? Now this is very disturbing for your sleep (and possibly for your partner too) but the condition known as restless leg syndrome or RLS has been linked to fibromyalgia according to a new study published in the October issue of Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. The link is so strong that those with fibromyalgia are 11 times more likely to ...


How to Enjoy Canned Tomatoes in a Safer Way |

Added , Under: Health, How To, Nutrition

Tinned Tomatoes

One of the great standbys in the pantry or the store cupboard in your kitchen is a can or two of tomatoes - but now this convenience food has been declared one of the “7 foods even safety experts won't eat”. The expert in the case of canned tomatoes is Fredrick vom Saal, PhD, an endocrinologist at the University of Missouri, who studies bisphenol-A.  He quotes the problem as being that the resin linings of tin cans contain Bisphenol-A, a synthetic ...


12 Tips To Take Care Of Your Kidneys |

Added January 24, 2012, Under: Drugs, Health

Closeup of young boy drinking pure tap water from transparent plastic drinking bottle while outdoors on a hot summer day.

Our kidneys play a vital role in excreting drugs and toxins in the body but sometimes sheer numbers can be overwhelming and they need some help from us.   You may need to undergo some detoxing therapy and you certainly need to be constantly on guard against the many drugs and other toxins that can actually harm your kidneys. Toxins include medications such as NSAIDS and statins, aspirin and Tylenol In addition, here are some other ways in which you can harm ...


Loving Lychees For A Juicy, Fruity Treat |

Added January 23, 2012, Under: Children's Health, Nutrition, Parents

Isolated macro image of lychees.

  Most children love these juicy fruits that taste as good as sweets or candies - but are a thousand times more healthy for them to eat. Usually round or slightly egg shaped and the size of a walnut shell, the lychee has a thick textured skin that pops open to reveal a glistening, moist and translucent ball of almost jelly-like flesh covering a shiny brown seed.  Children enjoy opening lychees and they make the perfect lunchbox accompaniment. The lychee is a fruit ...


Pineapples Are Rich In The Enzyme Known As Bromelain |

Added , Under: Health, Nutrition

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The rough and spiky exterior conceals a deliciously sweet tropical fruit that is especially fascinating to children. We tend to think of the pineapple as typical to Hawaai but the pineapple industry was also very important to the local economy where I lived for many years in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Second only to the banana in the tropical fruit popularity stakes with Americans, the pineapple has many health benefits too making a bowl of fresh chunks of pineapple a ...


Would you like to know your Real Age? |

Added January 22, 2012, Under: Diets, Drugs, Exercise, Health

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There is an interesting exercise you can do on the internet to find out your Real Age. I have completed this test and was relieved to find that my Real Age was nearly 4 years younger than my actual age so I must be doing something right! You can do this test by going here and logging in. It will probably take you about 15 minutes to complete especially if you have some general background information ready before you start - ...

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