Clean Eating

Staying Healthy in a Simple Way by Eating Clean

So much emphasis with gusto has been put on eating the right kind of foods and avoiding ‘bad foods’. This sort of movement has created quite a stir in many phases of dieting and the food industry with each and every one having a different definition of what clean eating is. Either way, it all points to eating certain foods which are healthy and avoiding those categorized as ‘not healthy’.

The main aim is to ensure you eat and stay healthy as a result. We are what we eat, as it goes and so it should be that we eat clean foods. Clean eating can also be called eating real foods. When we speak about real foods, we mean foods which are as close as possible to their natural state. The shortest route of getting it to your plate is normally preferred than packaging, flavoring and coloring and all refining processes. This ensures it is free from chemicals, unhealthy fats and all sorts of junk that can cause health problems in the long run. Continue reading

10 Reason Why Fad Diets Suck

Fad Diets Suck

A Fad diet is a conventional diet that promises people fast results through simple methods. These diets are very tempting given that losing weight is a challenge to many people with most of them having a misconception that they can lose weight overnight. The fact is fad diets are all hype and may cause you, even more, harm than good.Below Are 10 Reasons why Fad Diets Suck: Continue reading

The Science Behind Weight Loss Programs

How Do Weight Loss Programs Work?

While millions of Americans can tell you about cult diets like the South Beach Diet or the Atkins Diet, most of them can’t assure you whether such diets are scientifically healthy. The confusion across the science behind dieting and weight loss has stoked controversy both among health and
fitness experts, and lay individuals who would like to lose weight.

Look no further than the controversy over the low-carb, high-fat Atkins Diet. Proponents of the High-protein, high-fat diet argued that excessive amounts of fat are really good for weight loss, arguing that “One can lose weight on a low-calorie diet if it is principally composed of fat calories or carbohydrate calories or protein calories” (reference).

Not so, argued other health experts. The Journal of the American Dietetic Association(JADA) ran a series of health analyses and encountered that the scientific information disagreed with the high-fat argument (source).

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Depression 101: Understanding It Is the First Step to Overcoming It

 Understanding The Causes Of Depression

If you or someone you know has suddenly lost interest in the things they normally love, has trouble sleeping, or sleeps too much, there is a possibility that it’s depression. Sometimes depression is subtle, and sometimes it can be in your face. The main thing to note is that if you’re feeling hopeless, sad, and empty for more than two weeks, you probably are suffering from depression. Thankfully, depression is very treatable.

Major depression affects more than 7 percent of the US population. Sadly, most of the people suffering don’t know that they’re suffering and don’t seek the appropriate help. Continue reading

What to Do When You’ve Been Laid Off

Getting laid off can be one of the most devastating events in a person’s life.

But it doesn’t have to be. The massive layoffs of 2008 have taught us that there are a number of tried-and-tested ways to bounce back after a layoff. In some cases, you might even end up better off than you were before. Think of the old saying, “When one door closes, another one opens.” Getting back into the job market after a layoff can lead to more and better opportunities than you could ever imagine.

In this guide, we are going to be talking about dealing with being laid off in terms of both the emotional and the practical aspects. Taking these practical steps should hopefully secure you the job of your dreams. Continue reading

Financially Preparing for Your First Child

What you need to know

Many people dream about growing up and having a family, but very few people are practical enough to calculate how much it will really cost. The truth is that your dream come true can become your worst nightmare if you don’t plan ahead financially. Your new bundle of joy can end up costing a bundle unless you are organized and prepared to pinch every penny until it screams.

In this guide, we will be discussing how to budget for your first baby, and practical action steps you need to take in order to secure your and their financial future. Let’s start with a look at the actual projected costs of raising a child. Continue reading

Barking Problems: Train Your Dog To Stop Barking!

Learn How To Train Your Dog To Stop Barking.

All dogs bark, it’s their way to communicate a message. Dog barks for various reasons: to greet, to alert, out of boredom, to attract attention or when they are excited.

Although some barking from is acceptable, too much barking is certainly annoying, especially for your neighbors and eventually leading to complains. The easiest way to stop a problematic barker is to control his barking while you are at home: Continue reading

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How to Detect Autism in a Child

Child Autism – How To Recognize The Condition

Every parent wants the best for his or her kid, wishing only the best, good health, bright future and prosperous life to the child.

But one morning it just hit you, your child is turning 3 years old next month but still remains unresponsive to you. Your child is not as interactive as other kids would usually be. ‘Could my child be autistic?’

Any parent would be alarmed.

Autism may sound familiar to you. It is however important to first establish that this is not an infection or a contagious disease. This is actually a condition where the brain of the child has developed differently, resulting to certain Continue reading

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Head Lice Myths

Learn The Truth About Head Lice

Head lice are one of the most commonly misunderstood topics today. There are several myths about head lice, some of them may have a thread of truth to them, but most are simply widespread misunderstandings.

– Head lice can jump from person to person: This is untrue; head lice cannot jump or fly. They spread through direct contact, or indirectly by means of personal items such as hat, combs, brushes etc.

– It is absolutely necessary to use a pesticide in my house to rid it of head lice: Though you can choose to do this if you want, it really is not necessary and not recommended. Head lice can only live for about 2 to 3 days when they are not on a human host. If there happens to be lice eggs on carpet or furniture, when they hatch they will have to feed within a short period of time or they will die. Vacuum the carpet and furniture, and then concentrate on bedding, clothes, combs, brushes and stuffed animals. Continue reading

Help For Children Who Are Depressed

Help For Depressed Children

Are you the parent of a child who is often depressed? Are you a child who often feels down in the dumps and depressed? This article offers advice for both parents, other family members and children about how to deal with, reduce and even eradicate this depression.

I remember from my own childhood having many periods when I was very unhappy and sad. I was the type of person who would let aspects from my life get on top of me which would at times affect my sleep patterns. I found growing up through childhood, into a teenager and ultimately into my adulthood as one big choir and struggle. I was forever comparing my own life to that of my brother, sister and friends. Their lives seemed so much easier than what mine was and this made me feel quite jealous of them. Continue reading