Archive for November, 2010

Small Steps Toward Better Health

Posted in Children's Health, Men's Health, Women's Health on November 15th, 2010 by marie – Be the first to comment

There are many simple steps you can take each and every day to achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle for you and your family. Even small changes in your life will add up to big results.

  • Do NOT go to the grocery store feeling hungry.
  • Do not skip breakfast.
  • Use fat free milk instead of whole milk.
  • In the morning, get a whole grain head start with oatmeal or whole grain cereal.
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Be Your Healthiest

Posted in Nutrition on November 13th, 2010 by marie – Be the first to comment

A healthy body needs nutrients – like vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates – for growth, development, energy, and running all of our body systems.

Those nutrients should come mainly from the food we eat. Our body needs food to keep it going, but not just any food.

To be our healthiest, and to look and feel our best, we need to give our body the right kinds and amounts of fuel. read more »

Aloe Vera

Posted in General on November 12th, 2010 by marie – Be the first to comment

Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe leaves contain a clear gel that is often used as a topical ointment. Aloe vera gel contains carbohydrate polymers, such as glucomannans or pectic acid, and various vitamins and essential amino acids, as well as other organic and inorganic compounds.

Early studies show that topical aloe gel may help heal burns and abrasions. One study showed that aloe gel inhibits healing of deep surgical wounds. Aloe gel has not been shown to prevent burns from radiation therapy.

Aloe vera gel is found in hundreds of skin products, including lotions and sunblocks. People use aloe topically (applied on top of the skin or body) for: read more »

Angel Food Cake

Posted in Recipes on November 11th, 2010 by marie – Be the first to comment

Serves - 12
Serving size - 1 slice

1 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup sugar twin
1 cup egg whites – 8 to 10 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1) Sift 1/8 cup Sugar Twin and flour together four times.

2) Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Add remaining sugar a little at a time, beating in well. read more »

Wine and Cheese

Posted in General on November 10th, 2010 by marie – Be the first to comment

Some Wine and Cheese Pairings

1. Aged cheddar cheese and Cabernet / Shiraz.

2. Brie cheese and Pinot Noir or Merlot.
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Did You Know…

Posted in General on November 8th, 2010 by marie – Be the first to comment

Some “Did You Know Facts”

Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium that helps lower blood pressure and reduces your risk for heart attacks or stroke.

Flaxseeds, Walnuts
Flaxseeds and walnuts are excellent sources of essential fatty acids.

Sunflower seeds, Almonds, Hazelnuts
Sunflower seeds, almonds, and hazelnuts (filberts) are good sources of vitamin E. read more »

Vitamin D and Rickets

Posted in Diseases & Disorders on November 6th, 2010 by marie – Be the first to comment

Rickets is most common in children. If babies and children don’t get enough vitamin D, which is necessary for proper bone growth, or their body has problems using vitamin D properly, they can develop rickets. We need vitamin D to absorb calcium and phosphorus from the food we eat. Vitamin D deficiency makes it difficult to maintain proper calcium and phosphorus levels in bones.

Rickets, also called rachitis, is a condition in which children’s bones don’t develop properly, resulting in soft and weak bones, and skeletal deformities such as bowed legs, abnormally curved spine, thickened wrists and ankles, dental defects, and breastbone projection. read more »

How to Get Sticky Sticker Labels Off

Posted in General on November 5th, 2010 by marie – Be the first to comment

Here are many suggestions from the internet that may help you remove annoying sticker labels and sticky residue off of the items you buy. Some of these sound a bit crazy. Be very careful with some of these suggestions, as they may damage the finish of certain items. Listed in alphabetical order.
1. Aftershave.
2. Axe deodorant.
3. Baby oil.
4. Baking soda – make paste with baking soda and water, apply to sticker, then wipe off.
5. Citrus adhesive remover.
6. Cooking oil – vegetable oil, peanut oil.
7. DesolvIt sold at Wal-Mart.
8. Dish soap. read more »