Thursday, July 28, 2011

Proper Exercise and Diet

A lot of us live our lives like penned animals. Built to move, too often we put ourselves in a cage. We have bodies designed for racing across the savannas, but we live a lifestyle designed for migrating from the bed to the breakfast table; to the car seat; to the office chair; to the restaurant booth; to the living room couch and back to the bed.

It was not always this way. Not long ago in the United States, a man who worked on a farm did the equivalent of 15 miles of jogging every day; and his wife did the equivalent of 7 miles of jogging.

Today, our daily obligations of work and home keep us tied to our chairs, and if we want exercise, we have to seek it out[...]

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Weight Loss Plan: The Goal to Go For

Here are some guidelines from the experts in choosing weight loss plans and goals.
1. Be realistic

Most people’s long-term weight loss plans are more ambitious than they have to be.

For example, if you weigh 170 pounds and your long-term plan is to weigh 120, even if you have not weighed 120 since you were 16 and now you are 45, that is not a realistic weight loss goal.

Your body mass index or BMI is a good indicator of whether or not you need to shed of pounds. The ideal BMI range, according to the national Institutes of Health, is between 19 and 24.9. If your BMI is between 25 and 29.9, you are considered overweight. Any number above 30 is in the obesity range.

From this point of view, you will need a sensible weight loss plan that will correspond to the required BMI based on your height, because this is the primary factor that will affect your BMI.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is nothing to fool around with.
There are very, very serious consequences of not getting control of high blood pressure and reducing it to acceptable levels.

You can take your blood pressure yourself using a home blood pressure kit, and there are self-serve blood pressure stations in many drug stores.

A reading of 120/80 is considered the norm. If the lower number is 90 or above, you are considered to have high blood pressure.

Medical doctors have many drugs at their disposal for treating high blood pressure[...]

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Companion Animal “Heart Talk” with Young Living Essential Oils (Part 1)

What blessings our beloved companion animals bring to our lives! Yet as we rejoice in the bond between us, we also recognize a deep responsibility for their welfare. One of the simplest, most powerful methods of enjoying our relationships with our pets is to keep them healthy, happy, and calm. Not every animal will be quietly calm; some will be bounding across the rooms. However, if your pet’s nervous system is balanced, he or she will be free of inner conflict and able to enjoy your shared bond.

Heart Talk is the unspoken sharing of love with our best friends in an array of furs, feathers, scales, and more; it’s a way of achieving even greater bonds with those we have rescued, adopted, or bought. Young Living’s Peace & Calming® essential oil blend can helps us achieve this wonderful sharing of emotions and assist our dogs, cats, horses, and more to feel at peace.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Home Remedies for Acne

Acne is an age-old problem that has been plaguing mankind probably since time began, so there is a huge treasure trove of home remedies that will prevent or cure acne.

Many of today’s miracle treatments for acne are based upon age-old home remedies that have simply worked and worked very well.

Two misconceptions about acne are very prevalent. The first is that acne is caused by eating certain foods (chocolate, fats, junk food), and this is totally false. Food does not cause acne, but the LACK of certain nutrients CAN cause acne.

The other misconception is that dirt is the cause of acne. This is also false.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Young Living TheraPro Diffuser Effective for Use on Mold

Over the past three months I’ve been testing Young Living’s TheraPro® diffuser for use in conjunction with our protocol for eliminating toxic mold. The tests were conducted in three different environments: a hospital; a closed, mold-infested 9,000-square-foot health club; and a private residence.

I am pleased to report that our tests of the TheraPro diffuser compared favorably with the 6-watt cold-air diffusers we’ve previously been using.

Features that make the TheraPro Diffuser easier to use:
  • Eliminates the tubing and glass nebulizer of the other diffusers tested
  • Has built-in on-and-off timers
  • Holds a full 15 ml bottle of oil
  • Has to be filled less often
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Emotional and Digestive Health with Detoxzyme and Life 5

Detoxzyme—When the digestive system functions properly, it promotes the removal of poisons and toxins from the body. Detoxzyme combines powerful enzymes that complete digestion, help detoxify, and promote cleansing. The therapeutic-grade essential oils found in this formula promote the digestion of starches, sugars, proteins, and fats.* This may assist with the issues that accompany emotional baggage.

Life 5Life 5 helps to build up friendly bacteria to aid in promoting a healthy and balanced digestive tract.* Strengthening the digestive system builds your core and empowers you to fight off unwanted emotions.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Home Remedies for Bad Breath

We would all like to have breath that is fresh as a morning breeze at all times, but that is not something that is even possible.

When we eat and drink the food and beverages leave or cause odors in our mouths.

Of course, not all bad breath comes from the mouth. Many times bad breath originates in the stomach.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Home Remedies for Indigestion

Everybody will have an occasional case of indigestion. The occasional case is nothing to be concerned with.

Frequent indigestion, however, can be a sign of other and more serious health factors and should probably be seen and treated by a physician.

Indigestion has been plaguing the human race most likely since the dawn of time.
The things that can cause indigestion are as varied as eating spicy food to being stressed out before or during a meal.

A myriad of other physical ailments can manifest themselves as indigestion, as well. Indigestion is an all-too-common occurrence for a great many people.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Essential Oils as Cold Sore Remedy

Cold sores or fever blisters are not only ugly and annoying, but they are downright painful. The lips are very sensitive.

Some people are very prone to getting a cold sore or a fever blister if they have a cold or run a fever, while others never get one. Nobody knows why this is true, but it is.

Cold sores and fever blisters are caused by a virus. If you can kill the virus, then the cold sore or fever blister will heal up and go away. Killing the virus is the problem.

You can use essential oils in killing the virus of cold sore. Just put a drop of Lavender oil on a cold sore.

Other home remedies used to treat cold sores and fever blisters is to apply ice to them and alternate the ice with a hot tea bag or a poultice made of green tea leaves.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Get Your “Pep” Back With Peppermint

As the temperatures rise, be sure to give yourself the cooling, minty refreshment that Young Living’s peppermint essential oil provides. One of the best things to do during a hot, summer evening is to rub some soothing peppermint on the bottoms of your feet.

There are very few things out there that can soothe and relax while also giving you the clarity, focus, and pick-me-up that you need during a day when you feel just a little off. Peppermint falls into that rare category, which makes it such a vital and outstanding part of your aromatherapy and essential oil options.

Some exciting research has been done with peppermint essential oil that studies an increase of concentration and alertness and even memory.  Simply take your bottle of Young Living peppermint oil and place a drop of the oil on your tongue or add it to flavor and cool your water, lemonade, or favorite tea.


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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Chamomile and Valerian as Home Remedies for Nervousness

Everybody gets nervous or anxious from time to time. These feelings are perfectly natural and to be expected, particularly when one is facing an unknown or stressful situation.

Most people can handle being nervous or anxious or even fearful pretty well on their own. Some of us, though, just simply need a little help to remain calm and in control during stressful situations or just on a day-to-day basis.

Sometimes people don’t even recognize the signs of nervousness, stress, or anxiety in themselves. They might be displaying signs that others can see but that they can’t see.

Maybe they bite their fingernails or have a problem sitting still or concentrating. They might not see these things as signs of nervousness, stress, or anxiety but they really are signs of all of those things.

There are herbs that can help with nervousness, anxiety, and stress. If these herbs are used on a regular basis, they can make those of us who need them calmer and even more productive.

Chamomile: As a tea or in capsule form, chamomile can serve to calm the nerves and give a sense of peace. Chamomile has been used for centuries. There are no side effects — just calming.

Valerian: Valerian has been used for many centuries and by many cultures as a sleep aid and as a calming agent for the nerves. It is effective, and it is safe with no side effects.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Personalized Baby Gift

by Maria Schasteen

Offering a personalized baby gift makes your gift unique and special. Not found in any store, you can give a gift of love that you’ve either crafted yourself, or special ordered for the baby.

Here are a few personalized baby gift ideas:
  • A unique personalized baby gift is the baby jewelry, designed one piece at a time.
  • A more traditional personalized baby gift is a sterling silver baby cup with baby’s name or initials engraved.
  • Start a personalized baby book with lots of photos before and after birth. This personalized gift will be appreciated, especially when the child grows older and understands the value of his own history.
  • A great all around personalized baby gift is a personalized baby blanket.
  • Another unique personalized baby gift is the fabric hanging letters to decorate baby’s room. It brings color life to the room, and baby can watch his “name” dancing from the ceiling and on the walls.
  • Love to crochet? Craft a little Teddy bear for him, or a soft doll for her. Baby will feel the love and consideration you put into this personalized baby gift.
  • Lovely home-made baby socks or jackets can be personalized with embroidery and a monogram.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Important Things To Remember for Baby Shower

Party Venue Set-up
As dictated by the theme, set-up the party place accordingly.  If it is a layette party, hang a clothesline all around the room and clip colored paper cutouts of baby clothes and stuffs.  For the Hollywood theme, copy the set-up by having a red carpet where guests will walk-in.

Food and Drinks
The other half of a lively party is overflowing food and drinks.  Make sure that as you finalize the number of guests, you are able to buy enough food and drink supplies for the headcount.  Buy an extra 10% more to make sure that hungry guests get their fill.  Like the games and activities list, expand this section to include details on the supplies needed for your specific menu.

Baby Shower Souvenirs
Aside from the game prizes, give your guests a thank you token for attending and participating in the baby shower.  Note that this is different from a thank you card, which will be sent to individual guests as a thank you for their gift.  Thus, guest who may not have brought gifts can still receive this baby shower souvenir.  It does not need to be expensive, especially if there are game prizes given out. Just be sure to have it in-line with your theme to complete the effect.

Celebrate the coming of a newborn in an organized fashion.  Use this checklist of baby shower supplies to plan for a successful baby shower.
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Essential Guide to Free Printable Baby Shower Invitations

Thinking of throwing a baby shower, but worried about the cost?  Don’t be… now there are free printable baby shower invitations, which you can use without eating up the budget for your baby’s future.  The Internet offers free invitations (in image format of .jpg or .bmp file extension) that you can download to your computer.  Below is a guide on how to use them.

-At the webpage, click the link to download a file or a group of files (zipped) containing the baby shower invitation design.

-With the help of a picture-viewer software, open the file.  If you downloaded a group of files, you may need to unzip them to show the individual files and choose one that is suitable for your baby shower theme.
-The common invitation card size is a fourth of a letter-sized paper.  However, most printable invitations are laid out using the full letter-sized paper for one card. Such is the case because the page is divided into four equal parts, and eventually folded to form a ¼-sized invitation card.

-Looking at the page, some layouts have a demarcation line to divide the page into the four parts.  If the one you downloaded does not have a dividing line, don’t worry, you can still assemble it easily.

-The upper left portion of the page is the front of the card.  This is where the main design of the card is placed.  You may notice it is inverted as laid out and when printed.  This is normal, as it will become upright after assembly.

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Source: Essential Guide to Free Printable Baby Shower Invitations

Friday, July 8, 2011

Ideas for Baby Shower Centerpieces

There are many things you can use for a baby shower centerpiece. The more traditional centerpieces that are usually used for baby showers are floral arrangements. You can place a selection of your favorite flowers and arrange them in a beautiful basket. If you have a theme color, or motif, you can incorporate it to the d├ęcor of your flower arrangement.

There are many different sizes and shapes of basket that you can use for your flower arrangements. The best thing about flower arrangements is that they add an element of the outdoors in your home. The freshness and beauty of these flowers would add a delicate touch to your baby shower.

If you want to make your centerpiece fun, and more delightful, you can add baby things in your floral basket such as: washcloth, soft toys, baby bottles, bears and bunnies, teething toys, small colorful socks, etc. This would fit right into the theme of the baby shower.

But if you don’t want to make your own baby shower centerpiece, you can always buy these floral centerpieces ready made. The price varies depending on what’s included in the pack. The average price of the baby shower basket is around $60. It includes an arrangement of flowers, and baby items such as: rubber ducks, soft toys, blankets, washcloth, rattles and comb & brush sets.

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Source: Ideas for Baby Shower Centerpieces

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Top 10 Inexpensive Baby Shower Gifts

Are you on a tight budget, but have an important baby shower that you dare not miss?  Don’t worry…here are ten items that you can give as a gift, without breaking the bank.

1.Books. Buy baby board books online for less than $5 a pop (shipping included).  Get discounted rates when buying on a bundle.

2.Baby Clothes.  Any new Mom will appreciate a set of clothes as a baby shower gift.  However, if you plan ahead, you can give the Mom-to-be toddler clothes instead of infant sets.  She’ll surely appreciate the vision.  Another tip is to buy off-season, while the clothes are on clearance.  You can surely fit more than a piece for under $10.

3. Engraved Charms. If a silver or gold bracelet is out of your budget, why not give a personalized jewelry charm?  Choose from several shapes, with heart as being the most popular.  It can be used as a pendant or bracelet charm.  Have the baby’s name and birth date engraved at the back of the charm.

4. Basket of Goodies. In dollar stores, purchase an inexpensive woven basket and decorate it with leftover holiday ribbons.  Line the basket with pastel confetti and fill the basket with goodies, like purse versions of lotion, cologne, powder, diaper pins, wet tissues, anything that the baby needs.  Some of these miniature items are grocery give-aways, so the over-all price comes really low.

5. Painted Pots. Paint clean clay pots with pastel colors and use stencils to place simple designs.  Give a set of three to give the Mom-to-be a handy desktop storage for cotton balls, Qtips, diaper pins, etc.

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Source: Top 10 Inexpensive Baby Shower Gifts

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ideas and Theme for Your Baby Shower

It is always a great joy to have someone added to your family, especially if it is a cute little baby. And how else would you celebrate the joy of having one? Plan the most fun and unique baby shower you’ll ever have. Preparing for a baby shower should be fun and exciting. You can be as creative as you want. Go simple or go real extravagant. As long as you will make your party special and unforgettable, you can go ahead and experiment on the different themes you can have.

You can go traditional or get a little creative and make your baby shower a lot more unique. You can spice up the party with different themes that can either be serious, adorable or humorous.

Below are some popular themes ideas that would surely be a hit in any baby showers.

Color themes
The usual color themes for girls are pink and blue for the boys. These are simple themes that can be just as fun as other themes. Decorate your venue with your chosen color theme. In putting up colored ribbons, intertwine them with a white ribbon too. This would give the room an elegant look. If you are unsure whether your baby would be a boy or a girl, settle for neutral colors like green or yellow.

Baby bottles theme
You can have a baby bottle as your centerpiece in this particular theme. Use them as cute containers for game prizes. You can make fun of them too by using baby bottles as cups or mugs.

Teddy bear theme
Everyone loves these cuddly teddies. They are perfect for decorations. You don’t have to buy teddy bears though to fill up the room. Old but presentable ones will do. It would be memorable to have the guest of honor’s favorite teddy as a centerpiece.

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Source: Ideas and Theme for Your Baby Shower

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Eating to Prevent Heartburn for Pregnant

Heartburn does not just affect those who are high stressed or love their spicy foods.  Pregnant women suffer from heartburn too.  You will find as your pregnancy progresses that antacids tend to  become your best friend.   Heartburn has nothing to do with your heart.

It is when the acid from your stomach leaks up into the esophagus.  Heartburn is very common during pregnancy.  In fact one in four women experience heartburn during their pregnancy usually during the third trimester.  The reason is that your baby has grown a tremendous amount and your uterus has moved up and is now putting pressure on your stomach.  This crowds the digestive tract and allows acids to travel back up the esophagus.   There is an old wives tale that if you have bad heartburn, your baby will have a lot of hair.   Of course there is no proof in this but it is a fun thing to believe in.

There are ways you can help prevent heartburn during pregnancy.  You can start by taking your time while you eat.  Not only will you enjoy your food better but your stomach will not have to work as hard to digest your food.  You also want to try eating early and eat at least two hours before you go to bed that night so your body has plenty of time to digest your food.

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Source: Eating to Prevent Heartburn for Pregnant

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Plus Size and Pregnant

A majority of plus sized women who are pregnant will experience a healthy pregnancy, but they are at a risk of having a more bumpy ride than someone who is not overweight.

Women who are overweight, or have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or more are at a greater risk of certain pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes and preeclampsia.  No knows for sure why weight matters so much, as far as most doctors are concerned it is just one piece of the puzzle.  The truth is most plus size women go on to have completely uneventful pregnancies and deliver perfect healthy babies as long as they eat well, exercise and watch their weight throughout pregnancy.  The biggest problem with being plus sized and pregnant is that you are at a greater for some of the following.

Studies have shown that overweight women have a higher rate of neural tube defects which are problems with how your baby’s brain and spinal cord develop.  These studies are unable to pin point exactly why overweight women are at a higher risk and have a higher rate.  Some studies have shown that overweight women have lower blood folate levels than a woman who is of normal weight.  Folate is needed especially in the early stages of pregnancy to help avoid neaural tube defects.  Because of this, if you are overweight your doctor may prescribe you a prenatal vitamin with 1000 micrograms of folic acid.  In fact, if you are overweight and planning on becoming pregnant, you may want to start taking folic acid before you even conceive.

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Source: Plus Size and Pregnant

Friday, July 1, 2011

Eating Well Even After Your Pregnancy

Congratulations and welcome to parenthood.  Your body has gone through a lot these past nine months and it still has a while to go before it is back to normal.  The next few months are going to give you and your body a whole new set of challenges especially if you are a first time parent.  Recovering from childbirth is exhausting and when you throw a new baby who has no concept of time into the mix and you might find your head spinning.  Eating well during this time is almost as important as eating well during your pregnancy.

Your body has just been through a traumatic ordeal.  If you gave birth vaginally, you mind find yourself recovering from tears and what not.  If you gave birth via c-section, you are recovering from major surgery.   The first thing most hospitals and doctors like to make sure is that your plumbing and waste systems are working.

Eating high fiber food and drinking lots of water after your delivery will help make that first bowel movement a lot less painful.  This can be a little hard for women who delivery via c-section because they are usually on a liquid diet for the first 24 hours. You may find you need a little help from either stool softeners or prune juice to make that first trip a little easier.

Once you are home from the hospital, you are going to need your energy to take care of the baby.   Gone are the nights where you were able to get a full 8 hours of sleep.  You might not see that again for at least three months,  though ask any parent and they will tell you that getting 8 hours of sleep a night will not happen until your kids are grown and married. Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on you and it is important that you eat healthy to maintain a decent amount of energy.

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Source: Eating Well Even After Your Pregnancy