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Diet, Skin Health, Food Guides

02 Nov

Alkaline Diet to Help With Weight Loss

2008 statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 73 million adults were obese in that year. This trend appears to be slowing down but the high numbers are still a concern.

Diets rich in alkaline foods and low in acidic foods require consuming whole foods that are unprocessed. You must also reduce sugary and fatty foods from your diet. Alkaline-rich diets contain fewer calories than acidic diets and will allow your body to burn off more of the calories you consume. Alkaline diets can help you attain your weight loss goals.

The power of hydrogen, otherwise known as pH, is your body’s internal scale of measurement. The scale measures how much hydrogen is in your body and will range from acidic to alkaline. A neutral pH is 7.0, but Peter Shepherd, author of Transforming the Mind, indicates you should keep pH slightly higher at 7.35 – 7.45. Read full article here: How an Alkaline Diet Can Help You With Your Weight Loss Goals http://www.suite101.com/content/how-an-alkaline-diet-can-help-you-with-your-weight-loss-goals-a301270#ixzz149Y0YtPZ

Coconut Oil For Healthier Skin

Your body needs essential fatty acids for optimal health and healthy skin. Your skin has plump, water-filled cells that give your skin a healthy and full appearance. As you age, those cells hold less water and your skin will begin showing wrinkles and sunken features. Essential fatty acids help bring that moisture back into the cells and provide healthier skin. Among other properties, coconut oil contains essential fatty acids that can be easily absorbed into your skin.

Coconut was called “coco” by early Spanish explorers due to it’s appearance. “Coco” means “monkey-face” and the coconut resembled a monkey-face because of the three holes in its face. The scientific name for coconut is Cocos nucifera.

The oil of coconut is moisturizing and is also an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent. It can penetrate your skin deeply and provides protection from ultraviolet light, according to the Coconut Research Center. Read full article here: Using Coconut Oil As Natural Treatment For Skin Care Benefits http://www.suite101.com/content/using-coconut-oil-as-natural-treatment-for-skin-care-benefits-a301288#ixzz149YDBoNW

Health Canada and New Food Labeling Initiative

When you go to the grocery store you have the ability to read the labels to determine the nutritional value of the product you are buying. Many consumers do not understand how to read the labels and take that information to make healthy and informed choices.

Health Canada has launched an initiative to aid consumers in better understanding what the Nutrition Facts table is and how the % of Daily Value works. This initiative is designed to allow you to make better food choices for you and your family.

Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, indicates that consumers do use the nutrition facts tables on labels to make their purchasing decisions. By helping Canadians to understand how the nutrition table works, Canadians can make better and informed choices for themselves and their families. Read full article here:Health Canada Launches New Food Nutrition Labeling Initiative http://www.suite101.com/content/health-canada-launches-new-food-nutrition-labeling-initiative-a299788#ixzz149YY6zu1

Fire and Water Damage

Fire and water damage can be emotionally hard to deal with, as well a financially and physically. If you are affected by this damage, understand the process and how you can let the professional assist you in making this difficult time a little easier. By understanding the risk factors, you can also help to prevent fire and water damage in the future.

Fire and water damage to your home, office space or vehicle are often the result of a fire being put out by firemen or automatic sprinklers. The combination of the fire damage mixed in with the large amounts of water may make your home unlivable and dangerous to be in. Fires can be set on purpose, be the result of faulty electrical wiring or be accidental. Some accidental causes for fires are improper use of cigarettes, lighters or matches, not monitoring activities like cooking or baking, combustible liquids not stored properly and use of candles.

Water damage may occur when a fire is being put out. It can also occur due to flooding. Flooding may occur when sewers back up, from natural disasters including too much rain or ice melting and even from leaving a tap running and sinks or bathtubs overflowing. Read full article here: Fire Water Damage: Assessing, Cleaning and Preventing More Damage http://www.suite101.com/content/fire-water-damage-assessing-cleaning-and-preventing-more-damage-a302307#ixzz149YmF0wm

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