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Foods And Chinese Herbal Medicines That Help Care For The Liver.

The liver is a great friend to the body; like a giant filter, it works very hard to eliminate toxins, help us process our food, including fats and oils, and renew our cells. It is a seat of power and vitality. It is also our largest internal organ. Without it, the other organs would not be able to function as well as they do, we would not recover as well from illness and we would not be able to digest and eliminate toxins in our foods as successfully. There are many traditional Chinese herbal medicines to support the liver as it works to detox the body. Usually created as a combination of herbs, one of the main formulations for the liver is xiao yao san. In Chinese medicine, the liver also rules the eyes and nails, as a well as tendons. Problems with eyesight may be a reflection of the liver being stressed or overworked. Read More »

Eating Green To Prevent Osteoporosis.

As we grow older and older, our bones continue to lose mass and our risk for developing osteoporosis grows. In particular, menopausal women are at a high risk for developing weak and brittle bones. The good news is that a healthy diet can help prevent this deterioration and even help reverse it. In particular, eating natural, organic greens can make a huge difference. Read More »

How New Technological Innovations can Help you Live Healthier.

Over the past few years the news about the state of America’s health has not been the greatest. In fact it is suffice to say there is much improvement to be made for both adults and children. In order to successfully win a fight whether it’s for your health or otherwise, one needs to be properly armed. Thanks to technology in this twenty-four hour non-stop society we live in, those tools are more readily available today than they have been in years past; take for example the calorie counter. It is important to remember though before engaging any of these tools for health, check with your primary care physician to make sure you can safely use them! Read More »

Are they Cosmetics or Food Items for Lunch?

Cosmetics were previously derived and extracted from chemicals. Those chemicals used to do more damage than the beauty that it caters to. Good cosmetic companies use less chemicals even in those days. Organic cosmetics are the new in and for the past decade or so, their popularity is continuously growing because of many a factors that include little or no side effects for the skin itself as well as less dependence on chemicals doing more bad than good for the skin. Organic cosmetics of various brands now include food items such as Apricot, Cucumber, fig, coconut, almonds and different food flavors like vanilla are as well used to give them a taste and refreshing smell. Read More »

Coping With Down Syndrome.

Finding out that your child has Down Syndrome can be very difficult and challenging. You might doubt your capability of being able to raise a child with special needs. You will worry about how your family will deal with it, how your children can handle it, and how your child suffering from it will be able to live the life you want for him despite his condition. These are all common concerns that parents of a child with Down Syndrome will most likely think about. Keeping a baby you know has this affliction can be tough, but it can also be the best decision you will ever make. The reason they are called special is because that is how they will make you feel, and they will be a treasure worth keeping in your life and a blessing to your family. Read More »

15 Advices For Building An Eco-Friendly Property.

People are embracing the green movement for several good reasons. It’s not just about the environment and saving the planet. Many Eco-friendly improvements also make the home more energy-efficient, and that helps people save money in the long run. Here are 15 steps you can take to make sure that you are building an Eco-friendly property that will make you proud. Read More »

Eat Bread, Lose Weight: How To Make Whole-Wheat Bread A Part Of A Healthy Diet.

A lot of people still believe that bread is rich in carbohydrates, sugar, and calories, which means that it can ruin one's diet. But this is far from the truth. In fact, bread is considered as one of the best fat-fighting foods which you can add to your diet. Bread is low in fat and it can also be rich in fiber. Due to its versatility, you can easily eat many servings every day to replace other higher-calorie foods. Keep in mind though that you need to cut back on fatty spreads and fillings. If you do so, bread can easily help you lose weight. In fact, based on recent research, people who eat 8-12 servings of bread every day still lose weight as long as they cut calories in their total diet. The best tip to achieve a healthy weight loss is to avoid adding fatty spreads, butter, or margarine to your bread. Instead, you can add a small amount of olive oil to taste. Read More »

Lemon Grass Curry And Chicken;Recipe.

One of the main features of Thai cooking is the use of fresh ingredients and the ability of the dish to be shared, as eating is considered a social gathering in Thailand. While presentation is also important, it is not as much a culinary art form as say, Japanese dishes, but non the less Thai dishes are normally bright and colorful and often decorated with carved fruit, vegetables and often flowers. While Asian food shops in western countries like America have traditionally stocked mainly Chinese food, now they stock an incredible amount of Thai ingredients and in many cities there are active Asian markets for fresh ingredients. Lets look at a really simple Thai dish that you have probably never heard of before with practical tips for a western home kitchen. Although many Thai dishes use ingredients that are not commonly found in a home kitchen, there are not that many essential common ingredients,and often herbs can be bought in your supermarket which have long shelf lives in refrigerated tubes or dried. Read More »

The Ugly Side Of Chinese Medicine.

As the population of the world increases, and traditional societies become more middle class, it puts greater pressure on all kinds of finite natural resources. Not just oil, coal and minerals, but also vegetation and wildlife. Illegally killing endangered animals to sell their parts for use in traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) are pushing some species to the brink, the wild tiger being just one example. Read More »

Protect Your Family From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.

It strikes me as bizarre that most homes in America haven’t yet installed at least one carbon monoxide alarm. Why do I say that? Poisonings occur daily around the country – here are just a few this month… Read More »

Relax And Unwind The Natural Way With A Sauna.

In today’s busy, hectic world we are all working longer hours than ever before. Our jobs are high pressured and stressful, our home lives are busier and it’s easy to feel emotionally and physically exhausted at the end of the day. Whilst following a healthy diet and exercise regime can go some way towards protecting your body from life’s stresses and strains, some people need a little more help when it comes to relaxing. Natural relaxation aids such as yoga, meditation or even Chamomile tea are all great in the fight against stress, or you could go one step further and invest in a home sauna for the ultimate treat. Read More »

Why Do The Elderly Suffer From Sleep Disturbances?

Being able to sleep like a baby is surely a blessing, especially for older individuals who often have trouble catching enough ZZZs. Once men and women reach 60 and older, they find it harder to get some quality sleep. Some experience insomnia, others develop sleep disorders, and then there are also those who may have altered their sleep patterns. These and more can cause issues that rob the elderly of a good night's rest. Read More »

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