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Organic Foods And The Economy September 22, 2010

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Organic Foods and the Environmental and Economic Impacts

If you are interested in switching to organic foods, you may first do a little bit of research. If so, you are likely looking to find more information on the benefits of eating organically. When doing so, you will see that there are a number of health benefits to eating organically, but did you know that organic foods can also help to improve the environment and the economy? They can and for more information on how so, please continue reading on.

It is no secret that many farmers use pesticides and other chemicals when growing many fruits and vegetables. Although many of these pesticides are “technically,’ considered safe, many still have concerns. After all, if the chemicals can be used to kills bugs and bacteria, what can they do to our bodies? This is a huge concern for many individuals, especially those who are concerned with their health and exactly what it is they are putting in their bodies. Also, does simply just rinsing a vegetable make the food any safer? What about the impact on the environment? These are all common questions that many have.

Speaking of the environment, did you know that many soils become contaminated when pesticides and other similar chemicals are used? Contamination is more than possible. In fact, did you know that many of the farmers who wish to switch to growing organic foods need to overhaul their fields or wait a specific period of time until their soils can be considered clean again? This is true in many cases. This just goes to show the impact that unnatural foods an have on the environment.

Another one of the many ways that organic foods can help to improve the environment and the economy is with the survival of quality food manufacturers. All organic food should be certified by the QAI (Quality Assurance International). This certification process is not easy to pass, as there are a number of strict rules that must be followed and certain qualifications must be met. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to meet these standards. This means that only the quality and dependable organic food makers are likely to survive. Although many do not look at it from this point of view, it can be good for the economy.

In keeping with the economy, many farmers are getting a second chance with organic foods. Now, it is costly to run a farm. In fact, that is why many farms are shutting down. Although some farmers are choosing to give up their operations, others are choosing to make the switch to organic foods. Although it does take a lot of hard work, determination, and a large investment to make the switch to organic, many farmers are finding big payoffs. There are also many economists who believe that switching to growing organic foods is the only way that many farms, especially those that are small in size, will be able to survive.

As you can see, there are a number of ways that organic foods can impact the environment and the economy. Fortunately, these ways are all positive in nature. As a reminder, organic foods are also safe, healthy, and natural to eat. What does this mean for you? It means that there are a number of benefits to eating organically. For that reason, if you are interested in making the switch to organic foods, you should go ahead and do so.



Gotta watch This Video On Organic Foods September 20, 2010

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Organic Foods For Toddlers September 20, 2010

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Organic Foods Great for Toddlers

Are you the parent of a toddler who is looking to make sure that your child is eating right?  If so, healthy foods are likely what you are searching for.  With that in mind, it is important to know that healthy foods come in a number of different formats.  To provide your toddler with the best healthy foods possible, organic foods should be examined.

After a close look, you will see that there are a number of benefits to eating organic foods.  These benefits include natural foods, as opposed to foods that are filled with sugars and other additives.  Eating organically can also help to improve one’s health, as well as the environment.  It has been said that the longer you eat organic foods, the better your health is likely to be.  That is why you should encourage your toddler to eat organically.

One of the biggest concerns of parents is that their children will not like organic foods.  Chances are, your toddler will not be able to tell the difference.  Of course, you do not want to lie or withhold the truth from your child, but you may not want to let him or her know that they are eating organic foods right away.  For toddlers and preschoolers, organic isn’t necessarily a word that is associated with “yummy,” foods, even though it can and is.  After your child has developed a liking for organic foods, then let them know.

Another concern that many parents have is what they can feed their children.  Many toddlers and preschoolers are able to eat table food with adults.  This is easy if the rest of your family eats organic foods as well.  Your child can simply just enjoy a meal with you.  With that said, there are many parents who also want to provide their children with kid friendly foods.  This may include foods that have fun character shapes or characters on the boxes.  Parents also want foods that are convenient and easy to prepare for certain occasions.  The good news is that you can still get these foods organically.

When looking to buy organic toddler food, you will find that you have a number of different options.  There are a number of organic food companies that specialize in selling food designed for toddlers.  Of course, Earth’s Best Organic is not the only company that you have to choose from, but they are one of the most popular.  Earth’s Best Organic comes highly rated and recommend by many parents, teachers, and even some healthcare professionals.  For that reason, we will be examining their line of organic food for toddlers so that you can get a good idea as to what types of food your toddler can eat when on an organic diet.

Earth’s Best Organic, as well as number of other organic food companies, have a line of foods that are ideal for breakfast.  Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it is important that your child is able to eat a food that they love.  The good news is that you do have a number of different options.  Three popular options for toddlers are organic waffles, organic O shaped cereal, which tends to resemble cheerios, and organic instant oatmeal.

As previously stated, many parents want to have organic foods on hand for their toddlers that are healthy, but also fun to eat and easy to prepare.  Earth’s Best Organic, as well a number of other natural food companies, have a number of products for you to choose from.  Just a sample of what you may find can include frozen whole grain pizzas or organic soups.  As for snacks, which many toddlers consume before lunch and after dinner, there are a number of different options as well; however, organic crackers, organic cookies, and organic fruit bars are recommended and kid approved.

As you can see, you have a number of different options when looking to feed your toddler organic foods.  As a reminder, you do not necessarily have to purchase foods that are designed for toddlers, as many toddlers can eat the same organic foods that adults, like you, do.

The Chinese Health Answers September 18, 2010

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The Japanese Cure

There is a very interesting thought out there that states that every person is walking around made up of energy.  This is known as Ki in Japan.  It is a life force of energy.  It is also stated that when a person’s body runs low on this life force, it will become easier to get disease, stress and other types of harm.  One way to promote more happiness and a healthier way of living, the body will need to be restored with energy.  This is where the Reiki will come in.  Reiki is known as a Japanese technique that will take away stress and bring health into a person’s life through the addition of life force energy.

The meaning of Reiki is made up of two words in Japanese. They are Rei and Ki and Rei will translate into “God’s Wisdom” or “ the higher Power” and Ki will mean “life force energy.” Reiki means, “Spiritually guided life force energy.” It is said upon the idea that the power to control these energy forces and change them in a person is a gift that is given by a higher power.  Many of the people that use Reiki do believe that a higher power allowed them to do Reiki.  This is not a technique that is said to be religious in any nature.  Reiki is not even tied to any religion at all and though it does give many people a better sense of stronger ties to any type of religion that the person believes in.  Reiki is not any power on the belief of any one identity or person.  It is a natural remedy for disease and emotional problems that will work if someone believes in it or not.

Reiki will work by laying your hands on someone else’s body and increasing the life force of energy.  When someone learns this practice they will have an unlimited supply of life force energy to give to other people.  This may sound like a very difficult procedure but it is really simple.  In fact, it is taught to anyone easily whether they are spiritually devoted or not.

If you are considering this technique, you will need to go through a class that is called “attunement.” This is where the teacher will pass on the ability to perform Reiki to the students.  It is simple and it will not take into consideration how smart the person is or is not.  Reiki has been taught to people of all ages and sizes and it is interesting to you, look it up. Find a Reiki master near you and take the class.  It is learned easily and believed by many people as a great stress reliever.

acupunture and stress September 16, 2010

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Acupuncture Could Help You Finally Manage Your Stress Levels

Today’s world can fill the very busy individual with a lot of stress. Without some way of removing this stress from your system, you’re placing yourself in danger from a lot of stress-related diseases. You might suffer from insomnia or headaches or very serious heart diseases.

You could take anti-stress pills to help you relax but, like me, you might also be worried about the side effects these pills could have. The good news is that you could try acupuncture at least once to see if it could help you manage the stress. It certainly couldn’t hurt to try acupuncture if all you’re after is stress relief.

If you find it doesn’t work for you, then you can just easily stop taking acupuncture treatments. If it works, though, then you can say you’ve found a good treatment for stress that doesn’t rely on those dangerous chemicals and pills.

How does sticking needles into your body help manage the stress?

In traditional Chinese medicine, much of the treatments depend on an understanding of the balance in our bodies and its internal organs. The sicknesses we sometimes develop are seen to be caused by imbalances in our lifestyles and environment. Stress is also affected by this imbalance. That is why when there is something wrong with your body, you’d typically have less of an ability to deal with stress. You’d get more irritable and find it really to difficult to relax.

By sticking these very thin needles past the surface of our skin, the acupuncturist stimulates nerves in our body. These nerves send signals to our brain and scientists believe that the brain then releases its natural painkillers into our system. This immediately causes a feeling of relaxation for many people.

The needles could also help your body by stimulating its circulation. With the circulation between the organs of the body improved, a lot of the body’s wastes could be cleansed properly. Your organs would also receive the full benefit of the oxygen from your lungs making its way into the cells of your body without any blockages. This makes your organs much healthier and leaves you feeling much better in the long term as well.

You can think of a session with the acupuncturist as very much like massage therapy. A good massage would help give you a very relaxing sleep that night and an acupuncturist could help you with your sleep as well. You might immediately start to feel drowsy as soon as the right nerves are stimulated by the acupuncturist’s needles.

You might be asking yourself how you’d be able to relax if you’re suffering from the pain of the needles attached to your body. What you might not realize is that because of the thinness of the needles, you would hardly feel anything. The most that many people claim they feel is a kind of tingling feeling where the needles are. And that is actually a sign that the process is working,

Acupuncture is a practice that helps you use your bodies’ own ability to manage stress properly. This leaves you healthier, and more importantly, prevents any of the serious diseases that could come from unbalanced, stressful lifestyles.

It might not be something to replace regular trips to the doctor but with its many possible benefits, acupuncture might be worth trying out very soon.

Short Video September 16, 2010

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Just A Short But Important Entry September 16, 2010

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Living Your Life in Advantage Even with Bipolar

Are you suffering from manic-depressive disorder? This is an illness that not all people can easily overcome. Oftentimes, people who don’t seek professional help end up committing suicide. If you don’t want this to happen to you or any of your family members, then you must learn about the illness and the possible things to undertake in order to take control of the situation and live life normally.

The illness is better known as bipolar disorder. People suffering from this disease can compare their lives to a roller coaster ride. They experience tremendous highs and extreme lows. Presently, there is no known cure for this disease, but it doesn’t mean that it can’t be controlled. There are many treatments available to address intense mood swings. If you can find the right treatment, you can actually start to live your life normally even if you have bipolar.

If you constantly experience inability to do things well as if your mind has burned out and slowed down until such point that you feel virtually useless and hopeless, your humor ceases, you become irritable, uncontrollable, angry, and frightened; then you’re probably suffering from bipolar disorder. Others experience a tremendous surge of ideas, their shyness disappears, they become intensely interested in sensuality/seduction, and they feel a strong sense of power, ease, omnipotence, and euphoria. Though many people disregard such occurrences and say that it will soon be over, it doesn’t hurt to seek proper medical attention. Addressing illnesses such as bipolar should start at an early stage to prevent unwanted things to happen.

If one of your family member, or yourself, is diagnosed with bipolar, there’s no reason to despair. There are many resources that you can use to help you in your situation.

?    Purchase a book entitled Bipolar Advantage

This is a book written by Tom Wootton; it recognizes all aspects of bipolar disorder. Bipolar is not interpreted as an advantage, but after a two years’ seminar on Bipolar, he came up with this book that positively approaches the condition. The book is all about accepting oneself and striving to be a better individual. It teaches you about Introspection, how to change certain habits to accentuate all positive aspects, and how to minimize negative ones.

How can you do this? You can actually turn bipolar into an advantage by creating and accomplishing a vision of what you really want. After that, you need to come up with a plan that you should follow in order to achieve your goal. Wootton personally experienced both good and bad sides of bipolar because he was misdiagnosed, and for many years he learned how to cope with such situation. He conducts seminars for bipolar patients; thereby gaining personal stories from actual sufferers. He then put all these things together and came up with a book which provides a positive approach to bipolar, the right tools, and skills to improve life for the patient and his/her family.

?    Utilize various bipolar websites

There is this popular website called the Bipolar Advantage that deals with all the good and bad things about bipolar. You can log on to their site and access all the needed information in order to understand your situation and how you can cope with it.

You can also check other sites that provide useful information about bipolar. There are many search engines that you can try; all it takes is a bit of research and time.

?    In Audio

You can make use of today’s new technology. If you have a computer at home and an Internet connection, you can access Bipolar Advantage through audio. If you have a flash player, then you can readily have access to different sites.

Most of the time, it depends on the bipolar patient whether he can control his condition or not. If he doesn’t make a move now, his situation will only become worse. But if the individual tries to utilize different resources, and seek proper medical attention, then he is on his way to controlling his condition. With the support of family and friends, a bipolar patient can effectively overcome his condition and live a happy and normal life like any other individual. Know the different resources that can help you in your struggle and live life to the fullest.

Bi Polar Video September 14, 2010

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Bi Polar Disorder September 14, 2010

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Different Scenarios of Bipolar Disease Symptom

If someone asks you to describe a bipolar disorder, you should manage to explain to him or her without any confusion. Bipolar disorder is always associated with mood alterations from depression to mania or vice versa.  But the truth is that the main characteristic and symptoms of a bipolar disorder lies in its ability to bend times in ways wherein even Einstein never comprehends.

The scenario of such mental disorder is similar to a traffic situation wherein cars are stuck bumper to bumper. The world becomes slow moving and people are dull-witted from accommodating you. If another person takes advantage of the situation, you might feel very frustrated and burst out an occasional rage.

At the beginning, you are sure to experience getting in and out of the traffic as you manage to leave the cars behind you. However, you can see more cars so close with each other on the other end also having difficulty to move. Although you are starting your engine so hard, still you end up banging your head on the dashboard in desperation because you cannot run the highway freely.

The situation can also be the exact opposite. You are currently standing still. Then your mind becomes occupied with a particular activity, later on you will find out that switching off to another activity became very impossible. You can see yourself standing under a shower and waiting till the waters run cold or just staring off into space. In some cases, leaving your bed when you wake up is very difficult.

The ratio of the time between the affected and normal person is 1:2, provided that everything is right. A person with bipolar disorder can produce faster, and react faster. If you were the battler facing the pitcher, you can picture out in your mind the ball that is approaching you, from there, you can already calculate the ball’s trajectory. Then during the actual batting, you can successfully give the ball a rewarding smack.

However, these things don’t stay constant. Certainly, the clock will speed up or wind down. During the speedy mode, you swing towards the ball too early, but still you have time to cope up with missed bats doing the batting over and over again. Then you burst out your rage thinking that the ball is taking so long to approach you. Now, your focus is not anymore on the ball but on your anger. You can release it on the bat, on the ground, and worse on the person closest to you.

Nothing is going right into your mind. Every tree, every rock, and every thing God has put on earth have completely turned against you. People around you have plot something in making your life miserable. Computers already developed new methods of throwing up numbers, error codes, and changes its values right before your eyes. And because you cannot get hold of what you think is happening you end up just crying.

You still never forget those moments of standing still, those times under your covers and showers as well as during your most energetic activity. In your mind everything is possible, thus space are not enough to accommodate everything you have planned to do. The sun may take its leave, hot coffee may turn stone cold, or booming music may turn mute. Thus you could experience a new world you completely owned.

These characteristics or symptoms can be specifically called as bichronicity instead of bipolar disorder or manic depression. A bichronic person can experience time in its full spectrum from standing still to warp speed. Time never moves in a directed path making the life of a person very unpredictable. There are instances that you can outsmart even the slickest person in town but in some situation failed to answer even a simple question. You can become the star one day and on the next day a total embarrassment. Sometimes you are hyper productive then becomes too lazy. You can start something big then later dropped it. 

No matter how worse the scenes may become, don’t lose hope because treatment can alleviate symptoms of a bipolar disorder. However, it is a slow process that needs your cooperation. You need to adjust so that alarming warp speed and standing still times can be reduced.

Organic Gardening :) September 14, 2010

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Steps to Success with Organic Gardening

If you have long been curious about organic gardening, you may now be familiar with how things are being done in this process. But even so, you must not tire out from learning new things to help you with this venture.

It is important to keep yourself updated with how things are being done. You should be in tuned with the local gardeners in your area so that you can talk things out with enthusiasts like you. If your goal in going organic in terms of gardening is to help nature, then you are on the right track. For sure, nature itself will find ways to help you out and for you to be able see solutions to your problems just around the corner

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This is how generous nature is. And this is also the basic idea of the organic process of gardening. It is to give back to nature what nature has bestowed you with. In gardening, you will have to veer away with synthetic materials. You only have to use what can be found on the ground or the environment around you.

For example, in fertilizers, you have the option to make your own compost. But this is no easy task. Doing so will take a lot of effort and time on your part. The first method to go about this is to gather dried leaves, certain animal manure, vegetable peels and the likes on a compost bag. You have to attend to it periodically to add moisture once in a while and to make sure that you are doing things right.

The second method is to pile up the materials that you have gathered on the ground. Pile those up in a space that you will allocate for your compost. You just leave them there and let nature takes its course through those materials. Through time, years even, that pile will be turned into compost materials that you can also use as fertilizers for your garden. But you’ve got to be careful to choose only the part that is not infested with pests. If not, you’ll have bigger problems with your garden.

The latter method will take longer. And because it is open and you cannot regulate it, certain elements can be accommodated into the pile which may be harmful to your garden. So when you are already using that, you still have to check very closely so that you will retain your garden’s health and beauty.

You have to remember that you must be picky with your plants. Ask a local dealer what plants will grow easily on your location. You must not opt for something you like that will not survive the site’s conditions.

Learn the art of mulching. You have to do this periodically in your garden beds. This will kill the growing weeds. You’ll be able to monitor the unnecessary pests and get rid of them. This also moderates the temperature of the soil. And by mulching it, you’ll prevent the soil from eroding.

Have a variety of plants in your garden. This way, you will be able to attract beneficial insects. These are the types that would feed on the pests that your garden may incur.

And the most important thing to do in organic gardening is to befriend your plants. You must know all them fully well. This way, you will have an idea as to what to do in cases where a problem struck and you have no one to help you.

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