General

Where Nasty Germs Hide!!

Posted in General on September 17th, 2011 by marie – Be the first to comment

1. Kitchen sponges and dishrags.

2. Kitchen sinks.

3.Toothbrush holders.

4.Countertops.

5. Bathroom faucets.

6. TV remotes.

7. Refrigerator handles.

8. Doorknobs.

9. Public touch spots such as ATM keypads.

10. Shopping carts. read more »

BPA on Dollar Bills and Cash Register Receipts

Posted in General on August 4th, 2011 by marie – Be the first to comment

Did you know that Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical that is banned in baby bottles, is found on dollar bills and cash register receipts printed on thermal paper?!?

Most cash register receipts that contain BPA have a shiny filmy texture that a person can write on with their fingernail. Paper makers use it because it is cost-effective.

When you touch dollar bills or cash register receipts that have BPA on it, the BPA can rub off onto your hands. If you don’t wash your hands before you touch food you are going to eat, you just ate some BPA. read more »

Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

Posted in General on July 13th, 2011 by marie – Be the first to comment

You have two kidneys located near the middle of your back, just under your rib cage.

The main job of the kidneys are to filter wastes and extra water from the blood to make urine. Wastes can build up in the body when the kidneys are damaged.

If you are at risk for kidney disease, there are important steps you can take to keep your kidneys healthy. read more »

Dr. Oz’s Anti Diarrhea Drink

Posted in General, Recipes on June 29th, 2011 by marie – Be the first to comment

Dr. Oz says… Don’t let diarrhea tie you to the toilet!!

Try Dr. Oz’s anti-diarrhea drink and keep your plumbing running smoothly!!

Ingredients
1 cup coconut water
1/4 cup orange juice
A pinch of salt

Directions

Stir together and enjoy.

Many Women Don’t Get Enough Sleep

Posted in General, Women's Health on February 10th, 2011 by marie – Be the first to comment

Women are not getting enough sleep and this is harming their health. If you get 5 hours or less of sleep every night, you are:

  • 50 percent more likely to be overweight.
  • Doubling your risk of a heart attack.
  • Driving dangerously. Lack of sleep is just as dangerous as driving drunk. 1 in 6 fatal car accidents is due to driver fatigue, being tired.

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The Common Cold

Posted in General on December 29th, 2010 by marie – Be the first to comment

You are already infected with a cold 2 to 3 days before symptoms begin.

There are more than 200 different viruses that can give you the common cold.

The common cold usually occurs during the fall and when cold weather begins in the winter months. This time period usually begins in late August or early September and remains high until March or April, when the chance of catching a cold becomes smaller.

Children usually have about 6 to 10 colds a year, but they can have as high as 12 colds a year due to close contact with each other in daycare centers and in schools. read more »

Foods That Can Help You Sleep

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

Have a light snack around 200 calories about 90 minutes or so before bedtime. Choose 1 or 2 foods from the list below:

Bananas
Bananas are practically like a sleeping pill in a peel. Bananas contain a bit melatonin and serotonin, and magnesium which is a muscle relaxant.

Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea has a mild sedating effect that is often used for sleeplessness.

Warm Milk
Warm milk contains the amino acid tryptophan which has a sedative-like effect, and contains calcium, which helps the brain use tryptophan. 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 »

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 »