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Parent Tip: Steam your vegetables simple

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I know being a parents is not really an easy job. Because you have to consider so many things when it comes to their children and one of the m sot important thing was the food you serves in your family table. Yes! you should have done your foods with love but on the top of that, it should be prepared clean and fresh. So, how you can do that? well, there’s a lot of ways, I mean tools rather that you can use on your kitchen to make your food looks nice and at the same time healthy especially if you’re preparing the veggies.

I suggest you though to have this Ecooe stainless steel vegetable streamer from the shop www.ecooe.com which is very handy to use and at the same time the price is really reasonable and worth the money, definitely!… You can check the shop yourself and see on how great their items were. they did have all the kitchen utensils you need plus they also offer some great deals which I know you may truly enjoy as it was a big treats for us all parents. Go check them out now before the promotional will end..

And dont forget on what your friend physician always says: “Steam your vegetables simple” and dont overdo or cook it as you have to preserved the veggies colors for more beneficial to our body. And for ore heath tips and parental tips, please do check my parents category for the list of my tips and personal tips regarding this matters which I hope may help you out on your own.

Family Travel Must-Haves

Holy week is fast approaching and once again we are given an opportunity to reflect on both the good and bad things that we’ve done this past year. Although Holy Week is a period of contemplation, it’s also a time to relax and take some time off from our busy schedules, a chance for us to be with our family and friends. What better way to spend time with them than to take a trip. When you’re traveling with kids, it’s important to pack carefully. So as not to forget anything, try to make a list first of the must-haves and take it from there.
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Clothes should be sufficient. Bring patterned clothes and dark colors instead of whites and dress in layers rather than bring bulky sweaters. Also bring pajamas for the children, jackets, socks, thermal pants, hats, sunglasses, and shoes. Bring soap, toothpaste, lotion, and sunscreen. Unilab, the biggest pharmaceutical and healthcare company in the Philippines, with its portfolio comprising some of the biggest prescription and consumer healthcare brands, has the practical Celeteque Dermoscience Hydration Travel Kit which includes facial wash, toner, and moisturizer. For those traveling with a baby, don’t forget extra diapers, wipes, and baby wash such as Unilab’s TriSoPure – a mild gentle cleanser formulated with pH 5.
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It’s a given to bring food, water, and essential vitamins and minerals like Conzace, and other medicines. Never forget a first aid kit which includes bandages, plasters, thermometer, insect repellant, painkillers, sterile gauze, and Calamine lotion. Medicine for headache, fever, and flu like Biogesic, should also be brought. Aside from those, an emergency kit containing items like flashlight, extra batteries, blanket, and plastic bin should always be present. To counter the long hours traveling by land, air, and sea, bring gadgets like laptop with a DVD drive, portable DVD player, tablets, MP3 player, and game console. Add to that some books and magazines. Don’t forget your adaptors and of course your camera.

Alternative Way to Smoke

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We know for a fact that smoking is dangerous to your health. Cigar smokers have a greater risk of death from lung cancer than non-smokers. There is also the risk of heart disease, gum disease, throat cancer and other lung diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Nowadays, instead of cigar or cigarette smoking some smokers resort to vaping and e-liquid to be able to enjoy their nicotine habit at a minimized risk although they are not designed to be 100% safe. Vaping makes use of a Propylene Glycol or Vegetable Glycerin based liquid mixed with small amounts of nicotine and food grade flavoring that then get vaporized in a small battery powered atomizer simulating the experience of smoking.

There are many websites that sell e-liquids and one of them is NEwhere. Their e-liquids are manufactured in an FDA registered and certified facility so the products are cleaner, healthier, and taste better. They contain USA-sourced propylene glycol (PG) and Malaysian vegetable glycerine (VG). NEwhere also takes pride in having stylish vape pens. They have disposable models and the new Elite vapor line. They also sell electronic hookah pens, e-cigars, vapor electronic cigarettes, and NEwhere vaporizer starter kits. All their products are easy to use and have the highest quality e-liquid blends available in the market today.

Another product they sell are E-Liquid Juices such as the Menthol e-Liquid Juice (18MG Nicotine). This e-liquid gives out that classic, icy menthol flavor in a tobacco free form with nicotine. Other E-Liquid Juices they have are Big Melons E-Liquid Juice and Vanilla E-Liquid Juice among others. Rest assured that all products are sold at low prices. Customers will be happy to know that NEwhere offers free domestic shipping with no minimum order. They likewise have a 30-day money back guarantee in case you are not happy with your purchase.

Learn to eat right

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Human digestive system follows the movement of the sun. It kindles at morning, becomes severe at midday, and lightens at sunset. By noon the body losses its energy it gains and it needs proper food for further energy supply. These foods keep people active for the rest part of the day. So eating healthy diet at noon is very important for the body.

Healthy diet does not mean eating rich and heavy food only. Nutritious foods which contain enough protein, carbohydrate, fat, and salt which are daily essential for body must be included in the lunch diet. Tasty and spicy foods like Dolmas Wrap, Mediterranean Wrap, Roast Beef and Horseradish Wrap, Hummus and Grilled Vegetable Wrap, and many others contain many vegetable items in its preparation and they also provide enough protein to the body. Fast foods like Burger, Sandwich, and Snacks can be prepared in a healthy way so that they fulfill stomach and also the mind. Salad is a very healthy diet. Salad items like Chicken and Fruit Salad, Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken, Egg Salad, Melon and Chicken Pasta Salad contain both protein and vegetables so they become top class healthy item. These food items are much healthier when they are home-made food. So people must look for nutritious food not only something that passes the day.

Prescription ped meds

Looking for some prescription ped meds? if so, why not buy it online instead? yes! you may now buy some prescription meds online too just screenshot the prescription then send it over to the online drugs store where you would liek to buy your meds and then by the next day, I do believe, the medicines are already on your doorsteps. Yes! that’s how convenient it was today. Go check some drug stores online now for further details.

Anxiety, Good or Bad?

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Anxiety, that’s a word fills many of us with dread and trepidation. But what is anxiety, really? Anxiety is often experienced as a series of bodily reactions – a racing heart, rapid breathing, and breaking out in cold sweat, clammy palms and that urge to throw up are just some of the many ways our body reacts to anxiety. You can also imagine what it’s like running around with any one of these symptoms, let alone all of them. And yet, there are those among us who suffer these on a regular basis.

Anxiety actually has a very real and useful application. What would you do if you saw a tiger? Well, logic dictates that you either try and fend off the beast or run as fast as you can. This is what we call the “fight or flight” response, which is hardwired into all animals, us included.

Fast forward to 2014 and tigers are pretty hard to come by. Our tigers nowadays are bosses screaming at us, the traffic jams we face daily, missing datelines and the likes. Our minds treat these as threats and engage out fight or flight response. It’s one thing to fight or run away from a tiger, but a different thing altogether when facing down our boss who’s on our case for a missing dateline.

So, in some case, modern day anxiety is the fear of the unknown. Our mind predicts the possible outcomes and then our bodies naturally react to it. The problem lies in the fact that our mind does a really great job of creating fantastical ideas that may or may not come true. The more critical the event we’re waiting for, the more our thoughts can get away from us.

Whilst anxiety is more often than not seen in a negative light, there is such a thing as positive or helpful anxiety. Good anxiety can be felt when you’re preparing for an interview for your dream job or when you’re minutes away from a big corporate presentation to a thousand people. In those instances, anxiety is about preparing us to do the best job that we can by getting our bodies primed and ready and our minds alert and sharp. But what makes things complicated and difficult is that regardless of bad or good anxiety, we experience its symptoms in the same way.

In learning to manage our anxiety, the first step would be to recognise what anxiety is like for you. For some, it could be butterflies in their belly. For others, it may be how their hands and feet become instant popsicles. Yet others will react by breaking out in cold sweat just before an important event. Recognising when we become anxious is important because by becoming aware of it, we are able to do something about it.

Consciously ask yourself, “What’s making me nervous?” or “Am I in danger?”

For some of us, anxiety happens when we think up fantastical ideas or scenarios about the future where the absolute worst thing would happen. Remind yourself that no matter how realistic those situations, they may or may not come true. Think about the best-case scenario rather than the bad and more often than not, what actually happens is somewhere between the two.

So, perhaps asking whether anxiety is good or bad will not be important after all. We’re all going to experience some anxiety in our lives, and it is up to us to recognise it for what it is, and deal with it in the best we can.

 

Regular Exercise

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Don’t you envy those who eat a lot and never seem to put on an extra ounce whereas you have to count your calories to watch your weight? Perhaps you have tried various means to lose weight. You may have spent thousands of dollars on slimming courses or slimming pills without an inch of difference to your waist. Some may even work towards maintaining the right BMI (Body Mass Index) but with disappointing results.

Fitness experts are saying, ‘maintain a regular exercise routine.’ “As if I don’t know that?” you may retort in exasperation. Yes, it is not something new but what follows may be the key to a slimmer you.

According to fitness experts, one should work towards building muscle and reducing fat. A decrease in body fat and an increase in muscle mass will make one not only look better and healthier but feel stronger and more energetic. This is because as one builds muscle, fat is being burnt up.

So do not procrastinate! Begin excising anywhere, anytime. You need not confine yourself with weightlifting to increase your muscle. Work on things you enjoy doing – gardening, walking, jogging, cycling and even housework. The idea is to keep moving your body because as you do, fat is being burnt up and muscles are being firmed up.

Sun Protection Throughout the Year

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Protecting your skin should be a priority throughout the year. One of the first lines of defense for protecting your precious skin is sun protection. This type of protection can come from covering up with clothing, lotions, makeup or what most people use–sunscreen. There are dozens of choices when it comes to sunscreen, so it is important to know what to look for before you shop.

– SPF Numbers
The sun protection factor (SPF) number will tell you how much protection a sunscreen product provides. In general, if you are not planning to be out in the sun for long periods of time, you can use an SPF of around 15 and get the protection you need. However, if you plan to be in the sun for more than two hours consecutively, you should choose an SPF 30 or higher. For thin-skinned areas on your body, you can also go up as high as an SPF of 50 for maximum protection.

– UVA, UVB and Broad Spectrum
Another element of an sunscreen that you should look for is what it actually protects your skin from. A decade ago, most sunscreen products only protected the skin from UVA rays, though UVB rays are also just a dangerous to human skin. Now you have many more choices to find products that cover all of these sun dangers. These products should say on the label that it provides broad spectrum coverage for both UVA and UVB rays.

– Additional Features
Many lines of sunscreen also boast additional features that you may be interested in trying. Many well-known brands offer features such as water resistance, sweat proof and gentle on skin. If you have sensitivities to certain skincare products, you may also want to look for a brand that provides an all natural sunscreen that does not contain any harsh active or inactive ingredients.

Protecting you skin is essential to not only keeping your skin looking young and healthy, but it can also help you avoid the instances of dangerous medical conditions in the future, such as skin cancer. If you start a healthy sunscreen skincare routine, you can help protect your skin throughout the year.

Food for Healthy Chakras

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The Chakras are energy centres in the body. Chakra literally means wheel in Sanskrit. It is also alludes to physical pressure points in the body where kundalini (potential) energy rests in a dormant state. When activated, the circular flow of energy across the body (and spinal cord) is enhanced. Depending on the state of being, the Chakras can move clockwise (positive) or counter clockwise (negative). Here is a short introduction to the seven primary Chakras, its corresponding colours, what its rules and the food that helps facilitate balanced Chakras.

Crown Chakra – Connection with the Divine or Higher Self. Purple foods can assists, but it is also calls for an occasional detox or fast. The other option is eating light meals, drinking juices of fresh fruits and vegetables plus plenty of water.

Third Eye Chakra – Associated with intuition and perception. Recommended foods include bluish or purple foods that facilitate clarity and focus like blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, red or purple grapes, prunes and raisins.

Throat Charka – Responsible for communication. Recommended foods include fruits such as apples, apricots, peaches, blueberries, pears and plums. Lemon and lime are also excellent.

Heart Chakra – Centre of love and compassion. Recommended foods are greens including broccoli, kale, kelp, lettuce, spinach or sprouts and green beverages like green tea.

Solar Plexus – centre of willpower and self-esteem. Recommended foods include grains like whole grain bread, cereals, flax seed, buckwheat or quinoa, plus dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt.

Sacral Chakra – Associated with sexually, reproduction and creativity. Recommended foods include fruits with seeds including mangoes, oranges, carrots as well as nuts and honey.

Root Chakra – Responsible for grounding and survival. Root vegetable like beets, carrots, garlic, onions, potatoes or radishes, plus eggs and lean meat are recommended.

5 Reasons to Buy Local Fruit and Produce

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Organic and local fruit and produce might be a bit more expensive that what you’re used to paying for your fruit and produce, but you are sure to not only taste the difference while you’re eating them, but feel the difference in your overall sense of well-being. If you think that buying local and organic fruit and produce is simply a trend, there are five reasons in particular that you should be aware of.

  1. It Helps the Environment

One of the absolute best things about buying local organic fruit is that it’s much better for the environment. Regular fruit and produce is usually grown with pesticides, which can have detrimental effects on the soil and water as well as the wildlife. The soil can be ruined for years, which means that anything that grows in that soil may not necessarily be as healthy and safe to eat as it can possibly be.

  1. Support Local and Small Farmers

Rather than buy your produce and fruit from a factory farmer, your money will undoubtedly be more appreciated by a small or local farmer. You can also buy from online retailers like FruitGuys who work directly with small and local farmers to bring you the freshest produce. Also smaller farms tend to care more about what they grow, how they grow it, and how they sell it. Something else to think about is that small farmers usually earn a fairer price for their produce, which means that you’re helping them to grow more fruit and produce that they can sell to more people looking for something that are healthier and safer to eat.

  1. Organic Farming Is Good for Biodiversity

Research has shown that organic farming is more beneficial to biodiversity for every level on the food chain, including bees, birds, bacteria, mammals, and beetles. The reason for this benefit is that organic farming is done without the use of pesticides or harmful fertilizers.

  1. More Options

Through the use of genetically-modified fruit and produce, factory farming has lowered our options for produce and fruit. When you buy fruit online from organic and local farmers, you might be surprised to see a few selections that you’ve never heard of. If you’re someone who loves produce or fruit, you may find a new favorite fruit to sink your teeth into. We’ve managed to learn more and more about the true nutritional value of the foods that we eat, so imagine what new and beneficial nutrients and vitamins we might find in heirloom varieties of produce and fruit.

  1. Organic Is Healthier for You

After switching from “regular” foods to organic and locally grown foods, you might feel better and healthier. Even though the studies on whether or not eating organic food is more beneficial to your health are inconclusive, something to keep in mind is that non-organic foods often contain traces of pesticides even after you wash the food off. If pesticides pose such a danger to the soil, water, and wildlife, you can only imagine what it does to the human body.

The next time you’re in the mood for some fresh fruit and produce, consider buying organic rather than non-organic. Your health is sure to thank you, and so are the environment and the farmer you buy from.