When it comes time to shop for Halloween goodies, it can be tempting to throw all thoughts of healthy eating out the window. After all, this is a holiday about eating sugary treats, right? But you can still make better choices about what snacks you choose to "cheat" with.
The weather where I live has quickly turned to fall, and I've
realized cold and flu season is quickly approaching. If Amy's
for cold and flu prevention don't work, then you're going to
need ways to soothe your symptoms. I try to take a more
natural approach when it comes to medicine, and some of the
commercial cough syrups just don't jibe with that mentality.
I've found out that it's actually quite easy to make your own
homemade cough syrup using just a few safe ingredients, and it
works very well! I love the fact that I am more
self-sufficient and don't have to rely on pharmaceuticals for cold
Here's how you can make your own homemade cough syrup too:
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Dr. Oz triggered fear in parents with his claim that there is arsenic in apple juice. After further investigation by the FDA, it has been concluded that the low levels of arsenic in apple juice are okay for consumption and parents can continue to feed them to their children. Apparently, arsenic is naturally present in food, water and air in both organic and non-organic forms. As long as the arsenic is organic, it's basically harmless.
While the anxiety over arsenic in Mott's apple juice has turned out to be a non-issue, another fruit is the focus of the latest food recall: Cantaloupes from a Colorado farm
are infected with Listeria, a bacteria found in soil, stream water,
plants, sewage and food. The
outbreak has already killed two people and left another 22 sick. Infections caused by Listeria are potentially
fatal. Yikes! Who would have thought that a melon could kill you?
These two stories inspired me to write about food recalls. Thinking back, there have been several recalls lately.
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I recently cut wheat, sugar, and dairy from my diet--perhaps temporarily, perhaps not--and I'm finding that I'm hungry more often as I adjust. The key to keeping myself on track and reasonably sane has been snacking! Here are some ideas for snacking healthfully, diet-conscious, and budget-wise.
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A recent Chinese study showed that women who ate lots of fiber were 11% less likely to get breast cancer than those who ate less. Research didn't prove that the fiber intake lowered their chances of cancer, but that those who ate more fiber were generally healthier overall with lower cholesterol and less weight gain. So, I guess an apple a day does really keep the doctor and his high fees away. Most people think of fiber as tasteless, chewy and something you have to eat. Not so, fiber is actually found naturally in lots of delicious fruits, vegetables, grains and other natural sources.
What are some easy and economical ways to boost your fiber intake without resorting to Metamucil or other higher priced and unnatural items?
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Recently, an article from CNN stated that contraceptives should be fully covered under the new health reform law. I fully agree with since it seems absurd to allow Viagra to be covered but birth control pills are considered elective drugs. How does that even make sense? Viagra can also be considered an elective drug since some of the people taking them are doing it for recreational reasons.
If you think about it, covering birth control pills, the patch, the sponge and other contraceptives is actually cheaper for insurance companies than to cover the cost of an entire pregnancy. Doctor's office appointments, tests, hospital stay and epidurals cost way more than $10 - $30 per month for the pill. Not to mention the cost of raising a child which has been estimated at $226,920 from birth to age 18. I think that number alone is birth control for some people.
So, what are some ways you can save on birth control before this law (hopefully) gets passed?
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