The hottest label claims right now are "organic" and "natural". Do you know the difference?
Organic foods were produced under environmentally friendly conditions with no antibiotics, growth hormones, fertilizers with synthetic ingredients or sewage sledge, pesticides, bioengineering, or ionized radiation.
The label claim "100% Organic" is the highest standard a food can receive and is allowed on single ingredient foods (fruits, vegetables, meat,… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on March 24, 2009 at 8:00am —
I had a great night. I made the Top 5 in the pageant. I got the spirit of pageantry award AKA: Mrs. Congeniality and I got the community service award. It's been 20 yrs since I have been on stage. I had a blast. Most of all it's been such a great way to spread my message of hope with living with Type 2 diabetes which I will continue to do!! I already have 3 speaking engagements in April! :-) Jill
Thank you for all the support… Continue
Added by Jill on March 23, 2009 at 2:00pm —
I've been rather conspicuous by my absence around here lately. Many things on my mind and much taking up my time. I'll try to be better about checking in regularly. Thanks to those who expressed concern and support when I talked about my daughter's marital problems. Her divorce is now final and we are all trying to move on and create a new life. We have some cleaning and purging to do on this house and then we will be listing it for sale. We want to move closer to friends and family.
Added by Eve on March 23, 2009 at 8:46am —
When you are dealing with the work stress and you are feeling overwhelmed you can't allow yourself to "lose it".
Give yourself a break from the work stress with stress relief toys. In fact stress relief toys and games can give you the break you need to just get through the day.
Why Stress Relief Toys Work?
Stress relief toys… Continue
Added by Inese on March 23, 2009 at 4:00am —
There are several preventative measures that can be taken to reduce wrinkles and ensure a healthy looking skin.
Follow these useful tips:
• Eat a healthy, well balanced diet
filled with fresh fruit, vegetables and whole grains to improve the appearance of skin
• Exercise regularly to keep the blood flowing and oxygen to the skin
• Drink plenty of… Continue
Added by Inese on March 23, 2009 at 2:00am —
This is a column
I wrote a few years ago. One of our readers sent me an email sharing how much she loved it. Knowing our readers are not only reading the current issues, but also the archives makes me smile.
The light each issue shines doesn't dim simply because it's no longer the current issue and that is truly a beautiful thing.
My sister has the most wonderful phrase - "I love you, regardless".… Continue
Added by Aleesha Stephenson on March 22, 2009 at 11:15am —
If you're looking for an easy fix to your weight loss struggle be cautious. According to the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) it's constantly battling fraudulent and bogus claims in the weight loss industry. Most recently the FDA has targeted 70 different weight loss supplements.
Many weight loss supplements contain "undeclared pharmaceutical ingredients", frequently in levels exceeding FDA recommendations. These ingredients include drugs not approved in the U.S. These… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on March 22, 2009 at 8:00am —
While cruising the produce aisle of your favorite grocery store, have you ever passed by a display of artichokes and spontaneously reached out and grabbed one? Do you remember what happened? Yikes, right? One of the little thorns at the tips of this odd-looking vegetable
may (or may not—maybe it only wanted to attack me!) have pricked you. This more than likely caused you to toss… Continue
Added by Mike Foster on March 20, 2009 at 4:00pm —
I enjoy the show The Biggest Loser. On one of the episodes this season they had an individual from Prevention magazine share some tips based on the "Flat Belly" diet. I was very excited because it sounded like a link had been found between the Mediterranean diet and reduced abdominal obesity. Hence, the reason for this article!
The Mediterranean diet contains an increased level of monounsaturated fat compared to the typical American diet. Monounsaturated fat is a type of heart… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on March 20, 2009 at 3:36pm —
The National Museum of Health and Medicine has begun posting its extraordinary photographic history of medicine at Flickr: Otis Archives
Added by David on March 20, 2009 at 11:34am —
I had a interview with the Idaho Tribune news paper a few weeks ago.
The wrote an article on me and it came out today. Front page of the community section.
I am excited to share the link with you so you can view it.
Interview with Judges are tomorrow. Pageant is on Saturday.
Keep me in your thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for all your support.…
Added by Jill on March 19, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Sleep studies are starting to become more common these days with multiple discoveries pointing towards serious health concerns. Sleeping has an extremely tight bond with the overall health of people, which is why it has become such an important topic to research in the medical field. Lack of sleep has been linked to health concerns such as obesity, heart disease, increased blood pressure and now, diabetes.
Last week, the… Continue
Added by Eric on March 19, 2009 at 12:19pm —
The Physician's Heart Study followed over 21,000 between the ages of 40 and 84 for over 20 years. They found a significant link between weight, activity, and heart failure I want to share with you.
Both weight and physical activity were independently linked to risk of heart failure.
Having a high BMI increased heart failure risk in both active and sedentary men. For every additional 7 pounds on a man 5 foot 10 inches… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on March 19, 2009 at 8:00am —
From AP via Fox News:
Being obese can take years off your life and in some cases may be as dangerous as smoking, a new study says.
British researchers at the University of Oxford analyzed 57 studies mostly in Europe and North America, following nearly one million people for an average of 10 to 15 years. During that time, about 100,000 of those people died.
Added by David on March 17, 2009 at 8:47pm —
Here are five foods to include in your diet to promote heart health.
1. Banana – Good source of potassium to promote a lower blood pressure.
2. Fish – Contains omega 3’s to prevent arterial plaque rupture.
3. Olive oil – Contains heart healthy monounsaturated fat to reduce the risk or coronary heart disease.
4. Garlic – Contains allicin to raise HDL, lower LDL, lower homocysteine, and lower blood pressure.
5. Walnuts – Rich is… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on March 17, 2009 at 8:00am —
From the Los Angeles Times
I was reading a book about the joys of making your own bacon, preferably with mail-ordered pork belly, when my wife mentioned something about a food stamp challenge.
It sounded ominous.
We were considering buying a house and the economy seemed shaky, so it was a good time to tighten our belts, she… Continue
Added by David on March 15, 2009 at 6:01pm —
It's been over 90 days now and I am just thrilled with the results of going through P90X. If you have not heard of P90X, it is a wonderful workout program designed to get you in the best shape of your life in 90 days.
P90X comes with 12 workouts with a 3 Phase workout plan and calendar along with a suggested diet plan as well. The goal is to keep your body guessing about what is coming next with the idea called "muscle confusion." Your body… Continue
Added by GetFitJenn on March 14, 2009 at 6:31pm —
Drug or alcohol addicted person is very irresponsible. Sharing needles, non protected relation with people that they don’t know, getting disease the individual will suffer for the rest of his life. Also it can bring the individual in to criminal activities that will bring him to spend part of his life in prison as a large percentage of the crimes are directly related to substance abuse. Also it can mean the addicted individual will die due to his life style or his direct use of Drugs. They do… Continue
Added by ranjeet on March 14, 2009 at 11:09am —
Top ten worst foods of 2009
* by FatFighterTV, on Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:20pm PST
From an astonishing amount of calories to several days' worth of fat in one meal to over the top levels of sodium, this is one place you don’t want to see any of your favorite foods. Every year, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) comes up with its list of the Top Ten Worst Foods and I always look forward to it. Once in awhile I find… Continue
Added by Susana on March 13, 2009 at 7:47pm —
There is an invincible power in every word you speak. you are a human being filled with unlimited possibilities, Every word you speak has immense power, because it is a thought in action. The words you speak can either build a jail around you where you see only limitations, Or they can set you free to live your life with no limits. Listen to the words you speak and you will find every limitation you have ever experienced revealed to you. Change your words and you will change your life
Added by Jeffery Shepard on March 13, 2009 at 9:12am —