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Jan 27

Cold, Ice and Snow Safety for children

Posted by Cathy in winter sports saftey 2011 , winter snow , winter safe , winter


Winter isn't a time to just stay indoors and wait for spring. There's a whole wonderland of sports out there for the entire family — sledding, snowmobiling, and snowboarding, to mention a few. Plus, someone has to shovel the snow, right?

Once outdoors, however, take precautions to keep your family safe. In ice and snow, accidents can occur easily, and before you know it you might be on your way to the emergency room.

It's easy to keep safe — and stay fit — during the cold months. By following a few tips, you can have a great time, no matter how much white stuff piles up outside.

Jan 26

Release Your Life Pressure 2011

Posted by Cathy in release stress , relax , psychology 2011 , pressure 2011 , Motivation , life


Sometimes it can feel like you are carrying a piano on your back. Pressure can really weigh you down. Too much pressure can make a lot of us angry, feed up or sad. Or simply, over time, knock you out cold with a burnout.

Now I don’t know your mind works but personally I perform better without a lot of pressure. It’s easier to focus on your task and not second-guess or hold yourself back when you feel light and relaxed. Like most problems in life this one is mostly in our minds. You can actually remove some of that pressure before it gets the best of you.

Now, here are a few of the things you can do to accomplish that.

Jan 25

Keep Your Children Away From Junk Food

Posted by Cathy in parenting 2011 , nutrition 2011 , lunch box 2011 , junk food


5 reasons to away from Junk Food:

Reason 1: High salt content: Junk foods are mostly the processed foods such as potato chips, and are loaded with salt. The amount of salt intake for children aged in between 7 to 10 should be 5 gram per day; however, it has been found that in an average the children of that age has about three times more than 5 gram! This excess intake of salts can dehydrate the body and in future it could hamper the kidneys.

Reason 2: High oil amount: Junk foods also contain too much oil that is rich in saturated fats which are considered unhealthy for everyone. Apart from increasing the fat amount, it also increases the chances of developing cardiovascular problem early in one’s life. Additionally, such saturated fats are not easy to digest and also they produce excess toxins after they are digested. These toxins are harmful for our major organs and can also increase the change of premature aging.

Jan 24

How to Prevent Flu 2011

Posted by Cathy in spring 2011 , preventative health , preventative care , prevent flu , nutiriton


Maintaining a health immune system is your best bet for avoiding the flu. Avoid the tissue box this year by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Avoid sharing drinking and eating utensils with people who are sick.

Step 2: Wash your hands before eating it really does help keep germs away.

Jan 18

7 steps to away from pollen allergy

Posted by Cathy in spring allergies , spring 2011 , pollen count , pollen allergy , pollen


Spring will come soon. At this time, I’d like to introduce all of you how to treat pollen allergies, which is one of the most popular diseases during the spring. Springtime brings not just deliciously longer days, warmer weather, balmy breezes and blooming flowers. For people with allergies, it means the return of pollen. Pollen and allergies don’t mix.

There’s not much of you can do to avoid pollen altogether --- after all, it’s produced by lots of plants, such as grasses, trees, flowers and weeds. However, you can minimize the misery. Here, I’d like to introduce the 7 steps to help you all away from the pollen problem.

“Complete avoidance of pollen is impractical. In Connecticut, spring brings tree pollens, late spring and summer brings grass pollens. Late summer and fall brings weed pollen.” Said by Daniel Waggoner, who is an allergist in Mystic, Conn. He said: “That in general holds true across the country; however, if you travel south, some types of pollen may linger year round, with the warmer temperatures.” But the problem is most of us have to work and cannot to leave our places to avoid pollen. So, the next 7 steps are more important for us to minimize the pollen allergy symptoms.

Jan 17

5 Low Fat Dessert Recipes ~ Don't say bye-bye to desserts when keeping your weight~

Posted by Cathy in weight loss 2011 , Weight , salad , recipes , Nutrition , low fat


Do you like desserts but afraid to eat them? Do you try to lose your weight? Do you want to keep your weight and have these delicious desserts as well? This is the recipes for all of you who loves desserts and want to keep their weight.

1. Angel Lush (160 Calories per serving)

Jan 13

Know your health from your finger nails in 2011

Posted by Cathy in yellow nails , white nails , rippled nails , puffy nail fold , 


You may notice subtle variations in the texture or color when you take a good look at your fingernails. Actually, our fingernails may have a touch of white there, a rosy tinge there, perhaps some rippling or bumps in the surface. These imperfections may not look like much to you; however, they can provide valuable clues about our overall health to the trained eye.

A dermatologist with Cleveland Clinic Florida, Tamara Lior, describes the nails: “Just like the eyes are the windows to the soul, so are the nails.” Lior says she once convinced a patient to have his lungs checked after noticing a bluish tint to his nails, a sign that he wasn’t getting enough oxygen. Sure enough, he had fluid in his lungs.

Warning signs for many other conditions, from hepatitis to heart disease, may also appear in the nails. According to Joshua Fox, who is a director of Advanced Dermatology and a spokesman for the American Academy of Dermatology, “Changes in the nails can be a sign of a local disease like a fungus infection or a sign of a systemic disease like lupus or anemia.” Sometimes, he tries to guess if a person has anemia by looking at his or her nails. Fox explains that pale, whitish nail beds may indicate a low red blood cell count consistent with anemia.

Jan 11

Get your beautiful skin by eating 2011

Posted by Cathy in vitamin , skin , Nutrition , January dieting , eating , dieting , dermatology , beauty , 


A balanced diet is an essential prescription for healthy and vibrant skin. The good news is that the foods that happen to be good for your skin are also good for your overall health. Many people find that the appearance of aging skin --- wrinkles, thickening, discoloration, and decreased elasticity --- is one of their biggest beauty concerns. While genetics largely determines when your skin starts to show these signs of aging, and the extent to which it shows them, environment damage to your skin, as well as damage you cause yourself through lifestyle choices, can greatly accelerate this process.

Skin damage occurs as a result of oxidation, a chemical process in which unstable molecules called free radicals steal electrons from healthy cells. The most damaging oxidative stressors that we expose ourselves to are smoking and sunlight.

Skin and Nutrition

Jan 10

Never Give Up: Two-legged dog brings hope to human beings

Posted by Cathy in puppy , mental health , hope , give up , faith , Dog , army


          Walking with Faith. It’s not an easy thing to do, especially when Faith is a two-legged dog. The eight years old Labrador-Chow mix inspires hugs, smiles and even tears, hobnobs with celebrities, jet sets around the world and has even been made an honorary sergeant in the U.S. Army.

          Faith’s owner, Jude Stringfellow told us, “She’s an inspiration!” Faith, who was brown without front legs in 2002, was rescued by Stringfellow and her husband. After Stringfellow knew the fact that Faith couldn’t be fixed, she was so disappointed. However, she never gave up and Stringfellow thought they could help the dog even though she couldn’t be cured. At the beginning, they Stringfellow had to carry Faith to keep her off her chest and chin, but with peanut butter and practice, Faith learned to walk on her two hind legs. Stringfellow taught Faith to walk by luring her with spoons of peanut butter. Since then, Faith has been on “The Oprah Show” and has rubbed paws with celebrities including Lindsay Lohan, Samuel L. Jackson and Ozzy Osbourne.

          Faith is also a regular at U.S. Army bases and military hospitals, lifting the spirits of wounded troops and veterans, for which she was named an honorary E-4 Army sergeant.

Jan 06

Daliy Used Vitamins

Posted by Cathy in vitamin



          Vitamin A, which is soluble in fat solvents while insoluble in water, has a heat stable in absence of air and easily destroyed on exposure to air or ultra violet rays. There are two main sources for us to get Vitamin A and they are animal sources and vegetable sources. Cod liver oil, halibut liver oil, milk, butter, eggs and fishes are all included in animal sources. For vegetable sources, we have carrots, spinach, vegetable oils, green leaves, and yellow fruits, etc. For example, you can eat mangoes or tomatoes to generate Vitamin A. Actually, Vitamin A has lots of functions and it is one of the most important nutrition for human’s body as well. Actually, Vitamin A is essential for growth. Since it is a component of rhodopsin, it is also an essential for night vision. Vitamin A helps in the preservation of structural integrity and the normal permeability of membranes. We can use it to maintain our health and activity of epithelial tissues and glands. Preventing infection, maintaining nutrition and functions of the nervous tissue are also two functions of Vitamin A. Besides that, it controls the action of the bone cells, formation and sulphation of mucopolysaccharides, helps in normal fertility and also helps in glucose synthesis by stimulating enzymes concerned. Additionally, if we cannot generate enough Vitamin A for our body, we maybe in the potential of have some effects of deficiency, such as night blindness, Xerophthalmia, Keratinization of skin and mucous membrane with increased susceptibility to infection, retardation of growth in children and defective growth of bone and teeth. Obviously, Vitamin A is very much important to human beings, but how much we should get every day? In fact, for most of adults, we need 5000 i.u. for daily requirement. For growing children and during puberty, lactation and pregnancy, they need 6000 to 8000 i.u. every day.