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

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

Anxiety Depression: Learn How to be worry free.

Learn How to be worry free

From a religious stand-point, Jesus once asked his 12 disciples: “Which of you by worrying can add a single strand of hair to your head?” Now, you may be of a religious background or maybe not, but, think about that statement and you’d see why worrying, a main symptom of anxiety depression is quite unnecessary.

Reduced to its simplest form, what is worry? It is simply an unhealthy and destructive mental habit that- believe it or not folks-you were not born with but simply acquired out of practice. The good news is, with aggressive actions, as with any habit and acquired attitude; we can be worry free and eliminate it from our lives successfully. Continue reading

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Dos and Don’ts of Aromatherapy

How To Use Aromatherapy Safely

There are certain things you should know about aromatherapy and the benefits are just the tip of the iceberg. You have to know the dos and don’ts to be able to enjoy using it.

First, it is best to read up on aromatherapy. You have to remember that there are over 90 essential oils and some of these should only be handled by an aromatherapy practitioner.

When you buy essential oils, make sure you only buy these from reputable suppliers. These should be stored properly and away from sunlight otherwise you will ruin the oils inside. Since these are also flammable, keep these away from fire hazards. Continue reading

5 Popular Aromatherapy Scents

5 Effective Aromatherapy Scents

It seems that there is an appropriate aromatherapy scent for your every need. No matter if what you need is to alter your mood, achieve a sense of well-being or relieve minor health conditions, there is a corresponding scent to do the job well. The following are 5 of the most popular scents.


The flowers of the chamomile plant look like tiny daisies but smell like apples instead. Grown for many years now because of its various healing properties, chamomile is best known for its calming effects, thus helping one to achieve a very restful sleep. It is also effective for relieving the symptoms of PMS, menopause and hyperactivity among kids. The oil from chamomile flowers can help ease muscle aches and tensions, headaches and joint pains. Drinking tea made from the petals helps stimulate appetite and calm upset stomach. Unlike other essential oils, chamomile is mild enough to help ease your baby’s colic, thus helping him or her achieve sleep. Continue reading