We’ve all seen those people with absolutely amazing skin. And if you’re like most people, you probably wonder how they keep their skin so soft and beautiful.
The good news is, there are plenty of all natural recipes you can make a home to give your skin a glow of its own. Perhaps even better, you’ll save money by not relying on commercial skin-care products.
Natural Skin Care Starts in Your Pantry
A peek in the pantry of most homes will reveal plenty of goodies you can use to care for your skin, including:
Raw Honey – honey is naturally antifungal and antibacterial and it smells great too. Using raw honey instead of processed honey is much better for your skin because when honey is heated to high temperatures the beneficial chemicals are broken down and become less effective. [click to continue…]
The Internet age has revolutionized the way we find and share information. Unfortunately, the sheer volume of information online is so overwhelming it is nearly impossible to sift through it all and determine what is real and what isn’t. This holds especially true when it comes to information about cancer, whether regarding causes, treatment, or prevention. No one knows for sure what is good information and advice, but there are a few ways to ensure the information you get about cancer is as useful and accurate as possible. [click to continue…]
We always want to look our best, whether we are 15, 35 or 55. That means we have to care for our skin as it ages to keep it taut, smooth and clear. The tips found below will provide you with a plethora of advice on keeping your skin looking its best at all ages. Make use of them all and you will look wonderful in no time.
Look for products which include scientifically proven ingredients, such as Epidermal Growth Factor. In fact, do your research on which ingredients are currently being touted as the best options as this information changes along with advances in research. Also, look for products with many natural ingredients, as some chemicals can actually damage your skin, even though they are included in a product which is intended to make you look better. [click to continue…]
Winter weather and interior heating can by very tough on skin, causing dryness, scaly patches and chapped areas. Keeping your skin looking and feeling great requires a little extra effort during the winter, and with the help of a few simple tips, you could see great improvement. Read on for easy ways to regain your supple, soft and beautiful skin, regardless of the season.
Use a Humidifier
Invest in a humidifier to keep the air inside your home from drying out. Heaters warm up the air and cause all of the moisture to evaporate. This environment makes it harder to maintain the proper moisture level in your skin. Buy a humidifier that you can run in the room you spend most of your time in during the day. Alternatively, keep a pot of water boiling on the stove for a no-cost way to put moisture back into the air in your home. [click to continue…]
With obesity being such a problem with kids today, it’s no wonder that many parents are becoming more concerned about the food their children eat. Many school lunches aren’t properly balanced, leaving many children eating food that is nutritionally deficient and high in calories.
Being a concerned parent, it is only natural that you want to start packing your child’s lunchbox everyday and filling it with foods that not only taste great, but keep your child healthy.
The key factor that you need to remember is that taste trumps nutrition. If it tastes good, they won’t notice that it is also good for them. So don’t fall for the trap of convenient, high calorie kids snacks in supermarkets, especially when you can fill your child’s lunch box with these fifteen healthy snack ideas.
1. Homemade trail mix – Kids love to snack on stuff by the handful and naturally lean towards food they can eat in bite-sized servings. Moms love it because you can also sneak all sorts of good stuff in there – dried fruit bits, seeds, etc. – without them being any wiser.
2. Chips & salsa – Always a perennial favorite; you can even make homemade salsa and tortilla chips on the weekend for more control over what your kids are eating. [click to continue…]
In today’s world, it isn’t too shocking that many of us have problems making time for breakfast. Not only are we trying to quickly get ourselves ready in the morning, but franticly trying to make sure the kids eat breakfast and are out to the school bus on time.
By the time we look at the clock, we barely have time to finish our coffee, never mind make breakfast for ourselves – leaving us catching breakfast at a fast food window or going without.
While we may not be able to help with your time crunch every morning, we can help save your sanity with sixteen nutritional breakfast ideas that are perfect for anyone with a hectic morning schedule.
- Smoothies are a great way to get a lot of nutrition in your body quickly, and they taste great. Try some vanilla soy milk, a banana, a handful of strawberries and ½ cup of uncooked oatmeal (for fiber). Give it a whirl and grab a straw. [click to continue…]
Like most children, I remember sitting down at the dinner table, staring at the vegetables on my plate. I was considered by most to be a “picky eater”, since I refused to eat anything but a handful of foods. Ham sandwiches, bean soup, and fried chicken legs – these were my preferred foods!
When it came to vegetables, it was always a battle with my mother. Even now, as an adult, I remember sitting and playing with my food, unable to get up until my plate was clean. Eventually, it came down to how many bites I would be forced to eat of that nasty green stuff on my plate. Did I end up eating at least a few bites of vegetables? Let’s just say that my dog, Dolly, had some nice healthy under-the-table snacks most nights.
As an adult, I have to say I now love vegetables, and I definitely have a more sympathy for my own mother after raising two boys. With our busy lifestyle, it was common for them to eat fast food or processed foods that were easy to throw into the microwave. Even though they grew up to be pretty big guys, I still regret that we were unable to win the fight on vegetables when they were younger.
So How Can You Get Your Kids to Eat Those Veggies? [click to continue…]
Contrary to what many people believe, any form of invasive weight loss surgery is going to change your life. After your surgery, your old routines just aren’t going to cut it, especially with your new smaller stomach. The new dietary changes given to you by your health care professional are only the beginning. Unless you want to find yourself back in the hospital or regaining the weight, you need to prepare yourself for the changes that are coming after the surgery.
After Effects of Gastric Band Surgery
Lap, or gastric, band surgery will require that you consider your stomach to be the size of a baby’s stomach. Your “new” stomach will never hold more than 4 to 6 ounces at each meal, meaning you must take small bites and chew slowly. Your stomach is basically relearning how to eat, and the doctor will prescribe protein and vitamin shakes to keep you healthy, since you won’t be able to take in enough solid food to meet nutrition requirements. You may also need to puree foods for the first few weeks until your body learns how to handle solid foods. [click to continue…]
For many individuals who are struggling with their weight, weight loss surgery seems like a dream come true. Since the majority of patients lose up to 80% of their excess weight within a few years after their surgery, it is not too surprising that most view it as a life-altering event.
Unfortunately, many patients never learn about the future side effects of this procedure. Some individuals who have this surgery develop serious digestive and eating problems after to five-to-six years.
Others find themselves in a helpless situation that makes their hearts sink – the weight starts coming back after their surgery. [click to continue…]
Are you having trouble losing weight? If so, you might be considering getting some form of weight loss surgery, like Gastric banding – or lapband surgery – as it is commonly known. While lapband surgery is a less invasive surgery available for weight loss, it still has its risks.
Before you consider having this procedure, we recommend looking at both the positive and negative effects of this surgery.
To help you better see the pros and cons of this surgery, we have created the following lists to help you find out what you need to know about this well known weight loss procedure.
- It’s a reversible procedure that only requires the band to be removed for the stomach to return to normal size and function.
- The stomach does not need to be cut open, stapled shut, or partially removed. [click to continue…]