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Food and Health

How "Green Eggs and Ham" Can Influence Your Kids in A Positive Way - Beyond Picky Eating

Jun 26 2017 - 9:49am
Green Eggs and Ham for picky eaters

I have always thought that one of the most influential books of my life was Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham. I'm certain this book is the very reason why I am not a picky eater. And I have taken a "let's try it attitude", beyond food, towards many aspects of life in general.

Many of the books of the beloved Dr. Seuss were a part of my childhood, as they were with millions of others.

When a Kid Will Not Eat Vegetables Just Dress Them Up

Jun 23 2017 - 8:47pm
kid will not eat vegetables

When an adult or kid will not eat vegetables, it seems the right name and appearances can go a long way to get them to try these healthy menu options.

They say a rose by any other name is still as sweet. But when it comes to making vegetables appealing, that may not be true. When a kid will not eat vegetables, it helps to dress them up.

Unexpected Things To Do At Farmers Markets You Want To Take Advantage Of

Jun 23 2017 - 4:25pm
Farmers Market peaches

Farmers markets are rich vibrant places that are often an important part of the local culture as well as economy. You may not realize that there are many unexpected things you do do at farmers markets in addition to enjoy amazing fresh produce. They are ever increasing in popularity so let's take advantage of all they have to offer. Whether you are an entrepreneur, young parent or healthy food lover, there is much to learn and do at farmers markets that you may not realize.

I have more Farmers Markets in a 20 min radius than I can get to on a Saturday morning. Thank goodness a couple are open throughout the week, and some even year-round.

Reimagine Summer Cooking and Entertaining for People Living With MS: Interview with Celebrity Chef Ben Ford

Jun 21 2017 - 2:25pm
Ben Ford Reimagine Bar-B-Que

Life with a chronic disease like relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) can present unique challenges, especially when it comes to doing some of the things that you love.

Just ask Chef Ben Ford, whose mother has been living with MS since he was a teen.

What Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Anyhow And Why All the Controversy

Jun 20 2017 - 5:50pm
food with high fructose corn syrup

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is shrouded in controversy and confusion. What is it really. The facts, science and history of this laboratory manufactured substance is clear when you look at the evidence. The process of making HFCS and its chemical composition, when understood correctly, clearly point to many concerns with it being in nearly all foods and drinks on the markets and fast food stores now a days. The history and science speaks for itself.

First off, let’s start by saying: I realize this is, among many things, a contentious and potentially sensitive topic. However, the history and science of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) are not.

5 easy recipes to lower high blood pressure naturally

Jun 20 2017 - 4:17am
5 easy recipes to lower high blood pressure naturally

The CDC estimates that 1 in 3 Americans suffer from high blood pressure (HBP), costing public health billions yearly, and while HBP is the leading cause of stroke, the medications used to control it, also increase the chances of having a stroke, according to a study from the University of Alabama. This alarming finding, makes it all the more necessary for patients to understand how to lower high blood pressure naturally.

This cohort study found that the harder HBP is to control, the higher the risk for stroke, even if the treatment is succ

3 All Natural Approaches That Will Lower High Blood Pressure

Jun 18 2017 - 10:34pm
3 all natural approaches that will lower High Blood pressure

The CDC estimates that about 75 million american adults have high blood pressure, which costs the nation a whopping 46 billion dollars a year. Uncontrolled blood pressure can cause a stroke via two ways: by the damaging and weakening of your brain's blood vessels, causing them to narrow, rupture or leak and also by the forming of blood clots in the arteries leading to your brain, blocking blood flow. But, there are 3 all natural approaches to lower high blood pressure.

Like most conditions that lead to certain chronic diseases, knowing the nutritional value of what you eat plays an important role in lowering high blood pressure. So.

5 recipes that will help you treat and prevent fungal infections

Jun 18 2017 - 12:38am
5 recipes that will help you treat and prevent fungal infections

Fungal diseases are a global public health problem, and people at higher risk are the ones with weakened immune systems, according to the CDC. It is important therefore to boost your immunity with foods that have antifungal capabilities. So, here are 5 recipes that will help you treat and prevent fungal infections.

It has been reported that some of best foods to treat and prevent fungal infe

These foods and herbal oils can be used to treat fungal infections naturally

Jun 16 2017 - 3:26am
These foods and herbal oils can be used to treat fungal infections naturally

According to the CDC out of the 1.5 million species of fungi, only about 300 of those can make people sick. Fungal infections not only affect different parts of your body and skin, they can also affect your lungs and even infect your brain. So, here are the foods and herbal oil can be used to treat fungal infections naturally

The foods and herbal oils listed bellow will help you to treat fungal infections naturally, because they have been scientifically proven to work.

5 recipes with okra to boost your vitamins fight cancer and diabetes

Jun 12 2017 - 9:23pm
5 recipes with okra to boost your vitamins fight cancer and diabetes

Okra vegetable offers many health benefits because its is packed with vitamin A, C and K. It has also been scientifically proven to fight cancer and diabetes. So, here are 5 delicious recipes with okra!

Okra vegetable, because of its wealth of nutritious contents, and its high content of vitamins A, C and K has been tested in vitro against b

These 3 scientifically proven health benefits of eating okra will surprise you

Jun 11 2017 - 10:05pm
These 3 scientifically proven health benefits of eating okra will surprise you

Okra, also known as "lady's finger," or "bamia pod" is one of the many nutritious vegetables of North-East African origin. It is also widely used in Brazilian cuisine, and is is packed with nutrition. But, these 3 scientifically proven health benefits of eating okra will surprise you.

Before we get 3 scientifically proven health benefits of eating okra. Let’s get some nutritional facts of this vegetable.

How To Stand Your Ground When Your Child Doesn’t Want Dinner

Jun 9 2017 - 1:18pm
Pasta Dinner

With my Spouse working full time and me being a stay at home mom, it’s crucial to make every bit of resources count, especially when it comes to food. When I prepare meals, it’s important to me that nothing goes to waste, but what’s also important to me is that everything I make is flavorful and filling. While my spouse and I love trying new recipes, my stepdaughters can be skeptical when trying new foods, especially when those foods don’t fit into the sweets category. Because of this, it can cause some friction when it comes to dinner time. No matter the friction, I believe it is important to always stand your ground and have children eat what’s for dinner, even if it may take some work.

Yesterday was the first day in a long time I decided to try a new recipe for dinner called “one pot pizza rigatoni”. Imagine, spaghetti and meatballs topped with cheese and pepperoni.

My Experience with Baby-led Weaning so Far

Jun 8 2017 - 12:03pm
Baby led weaning

Weaning your baby. This can be a hot topic conversation because there are a lot of good ways to wean your baby and people feel that their way is the right way. People decide what is best for their family and what works best for their child and that might be different from parent to parent. I want to talk about my experience with baby-led weaning versus traditional weaning.

What is baby-led weaning?

Bring Out Your Inner Martha Stewart by Creating Home Made Play-Doh

Jun 8 2017 - 10:38am
home made play doh

Surprise your kids by creating a super simple home made play dough in 7 short minutes. Do it yourself with your children with 5 simple ingredients you have at home.

If any of you readers are like me, you go through tubs of Play-Doh on a weekly basis. I have 5 kids who love to create, design, crumble.

Buying in Bulk Is The Way to Go To Feed A Family on Budget

Jun 7 2017 - 11:09am
Family Food Shopping

Feeding an entire family on a budget can be hard, whether you are a stay-at-home mom, the breadwinner of them family, or both you and your spouse work. Figuring out a good balance between meats and vegetables without breaking the pocket book is a skill. One of the ways that I make it work is by buying in bulk on sale and dividing it up into personal sizes. This helps to reduce waste, over eating, and can really help with meal planning.

I usually buy my vegetables at Kroger’s, I find that the quality of produce versus the price is the best on the island.

Here is a list of foods that will help vegetarians get rid of Iron deficiency anemia

Jun 1 2017 - 10:28pm
Here is a list of foods that will help vegetarians get rid of Iron deficiency anemia

Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) causes many symptoms that can suck the life out of you, such as: extreme fatigue, headache, chest pain, cold hands and feet and much more. IDA occurs when your body doesn't have enough iron to produce haemoglobin, which is the part of red blood cells that gives blood its red color, and enables the red blood cells to carry oxygenated blood throughout your body. This means that your blood will have low levels of oxygen causing the symptoms of IDA. So, here is a list of foods that will help vegetarians get rid of Iron deficiency anemia.

The way vegetarians will get rid of Iron deficiency anemia must be done in two ways: 1) eating foods that have the ability to increase oxygen in your blood 2) eating foods that are rich i

June is National Pollinator Month – How you can Help Save the Bees

Jun 1 2017 - 8:40pm
Pardon the "Weeds, We're Feeding the Bees sign

June is National Pollinator Month and while you may not think every day about bees, hummingbirds, bats and other pollinators, without them there would be no fruits and vegetables. Imagine that! I wanted to share a few simple ideas on how you can help save the bees.

When I was a child I remember my mother telling me stories about the amazing bee. She would read poems about bees and explain how amazing they can even fly, so my fascination started very young.

Giving Your Kids Soda and French Fries at Age 1 Is Pretty Much Sealing Their Fate

May 30 2017 - 7:57am
Negative effects of soda drinks for babies

Do not say it's generic when your child is obese, but look at the negative effects of soda and french fries on the baby. Ask yourself, "is it bad for babies to drink soda," before you give them any Pepsi or Coca Cola drinks. Listen to these parents and their stories why they don't give sugar drinks to their toddlers. Teach your children healthy eating habits. Don't give them health problems.

When it comes to giving Coca Cola, Pepsi or other soda drinks to babies (even diet soda), many parents say it's too dangerous because it's too much sugar for toddlers.

Here are 7 recipes that will help you kick-start your ketogenic diet protocol

May 29 2017 - 9:52pm
Here are 7 recipes that will help you kick-start your ketogenic diet protocol

If you have been diagnosed with any type of cancer and are thinking about changing your dietary habits, you might want to try adhering to the ketogenic diet. This dietary protocol has been proven to be effective in ameliorating the quality of life in cancer patients, and also inhibit the growth and spread of tumors. Here are 7 recipes that will help you kick -start your ketogenic diet protocol.

The ketogenic diet consists of a high-fat, adequate-protein and low-carbohydrate diet, and has been

Ketogenic diet is an effective treatment for cancer patients, confirm studies

May 28 2017 - 10:45pm
Ketogenic diet is an effective treatment for cancer patients, confirm studies

Ketogenic diet (KD), which is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet has been used for decades by cancer patients, and there are countless anecdotal evidence that suggests its effectiveness. Recently, studies have revealed that Ketogenic diet is an effective treatment for cancer patients. He is what some studies revealed about the safety and efficacy of going on a ketogenic diet if you have been diagnosed with cancer.

A study on the safety and tumor

Is It Possible To Be 100% Vegan When You Unknowingly Eat Meat?

May 27 2017 - 11:37am
Meat Pasta

To non vegans, it sounds silly. But when a vegan unknowingly eats meat or soup containing diary it's awful. It's painful physically, but even more so on an emotional level.

Today I read a story about a vegan guy who was horrified to discover he ate meat for the first time in 5 years after takeaway lentil pasta accidentally contained beef,

Low Carb Dieters Praise Duke Mayonnaise as a Salad Dressing Alternative

May 24 2017 - 10:59am
Duke Mayonnaise low carb salad dressing alternative

People on low carb diets some times have difficulties finding low carb salad dressings, but I saw one discussing in Low Carb Life Facebook group where the members were praising Duke Mayonnaise as a good low carb salad dressing alternative.

The first person, named Joey, who started the discussion, called Duke Mayonnaise "best mayo ever! It has 0 carbs for those asking for a salad dressing alternative."