Tampa Bay Informer - Health
Thursday, 15 April 2010 11:49

How to Cook Beans and Prevent Gas

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How to cook beans and prevent gasIndigestion, Gas and Over-Acidity Comes From Forgotten Probiotics and The Forgotten Art of Cooking Beans, Nuts, and Grains.

Friday, 09 April 2010 20:28

How Do You Find Healthy Snacks for Kids?

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Christine Steendahl of Kid Approved Meals stresses the importance of teaching kids which snacks to eat and which to avoid early in life so that they can sidestep obesity and other health problems altogether. Fruits, nuts and dry cereals, for example, are good alternatives to chips and other junk food - Photo by Tree & J. Hensdill, courtesy FlickrFood writer Michael Pollan recommends steering clear of foods that advertise their green attributes on their label. According to his line of reasoning, why give a child a fruit roll-up when you can give him or her a piece of fruit? Only processed foods need to advertise what’s natural about them, whereas an apple speaks for itself, providing wholesome nutrition without the need for marketing hype.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010 17:51

Raw Food Diet Facts

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Raw Foods DietA raw foods diet typically consists of unprocessed foods that are not heated above 115 degrees Fahrenheit so as to preserve nutrients otherwise lost during cooking. Proponents claim that besides losing weight and feeling more energetic, they are also avoiding the carcinogens introduced into foods by cooking and protecting the environment from drug- and chemical-dependent, water-wasting big-business agriculture.

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Is Flouride Bad for You?What do you need to know about the fluoride that is in your drinking and bathing water and the products you consume? Is there a situation that needs action on your part? Where do you go for truth on the subject? A few simple facts and you can make up your own mind.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010 15:26

Vitamins: The Good and the Bad

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VitaminsThese days everyone is hunting for a bargain. But when it comes to vitamins, do you really know what you’re getting?

First, cheap vitamins are usually synthetic. Synthetic vitamins are made from coal tar derivatives and are much cheaper to produce than natural vitamins which come from food and other natural sources. There are mixed feelings about whether or not synthetic vitamins are as good as natural, but my personal opinion is that I want my vitamins to come from a food source, not a fuel source which is known to be carcinogenic (cancer-causing).

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The 1st Annual Working Women Wellness Expo will bring a variety of educational workshops with lectures covering everything from massage techniques to natural cures for acne and aging, to choosing healthier snacks, in order to help women get healthier in 2010.

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How to Make Your New Years Resolutions StickSo it’s the New Year again and resolutions about eating better, getting into better shape and being more active abound. Year in and year out we make ourselves these promises, many to be broken leaving us feeling like we have failed. But what if there was a way to succeed? What if a workable technology existed to help you reach those goals? Well, it does and it is within your grasp. It is NOT some magic supplement or a multilevel marketing product. It IS invaluable information which will put you in the driver’s seat to reaching your goal of a healthy body.

Come to Peter Gillham’s on the 23rd of January at 6:30 p.m. for a free seminar that will help answer your questions about how to achieve the health and well being you desire.  The seminar will be delivered by three experts in the fields of nutrition, diet and exercise with combined experience of over 70 years in their fields. You will learn why past programs have failed to help you, how taking too many supplements may be making things worse and how the “no pain, no gain” approach to working out is causing your body long term damage. There is so much information and so many products out there selling themselves as miracles to weight loss and health. At this seminar we will debunk the myths and you will learn the actual scientific barriers to having a healthy body and the technology to overcome them. If you are ready to take control of your health and become totally causative over your body and its well being, you don’t want to miss this!  Seating is limited and filling fast, so call (727) 462-5770 to confirm today!

 

 

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Adrenal GlandsSo, you think you know where your sexual hormones are produced?  If you think it’s your ovaries and testicles doing all of the work, you’re wrong.  Your adrenal glands are doing a lot of the work.  That’s right; those glands that help give you your energy are also the ones responsible for sex drive.  And that’s not all they are responsible for.

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Thymus GlandWhen we hear about different glands in the body it is most frequent to hear about the thyroid and the adrenal glands. But there is a seldom-talked about gland that is protecting your body from infections, cancer and other diseases which is barely given any attention. It’s your thymus, and considering its function, it deserves more attention than it gets.

Monday, 30 November 2009 16:48

The Environmental Impact of Bidets

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Once reserved for Europeans, bidets are now popular all over the world -­ except in North America. Pictured: A toilet and bidet in a Westin Hotel in Italy - Photo by Brandi Sims, Courtesy of FlickrBesides being more sanitary than toilet tissue, bidets—those squirty accessories so popular in Europe, Japan and elsewhere that clean your underside using a jet of water—are also much less stressful on the environment than using paper.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009 10:18

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

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These tasty Thanksgiving dessert recipes are sure to sweeten your holiday!

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Peter Gillham's in Downtown ClearwaterMost of the articles I write are health-related information to help educate you, the reader, by giving you information you can use to help improve your quality of life. So many of you have called or come into the store to thank us for what we do. Today I would like to thank each and every one of you for everything YOU do. Because of all of you Peter Gillham’s has been experiencing expansion like never before. Each of you has helped to contribute by supporting a small local business run by local people, and we in turn give back as a store by contributing to and supporting local community groups, and as individuals by our many hours of volunteer work in numerous city and private groups which help to make our city a better place to live. Together we are achieving this.

Friday, 23 October 2009 14:21

Molybdenum – Is it Toxic?

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Is molybdenum toxic in cooking?Having trace amounts of molybdenum in our bloodstreams is not only normal but beneficial. The element piggybacks onto bacteria to help us metabolize proteins and grow new cells, and also helps keep our vertebrae and tooth enamel strong. But too much of it can indeed be toxic.

 

Thursday, 08 October 2009 12:46

Should You Vaccinate Your Child?

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Should You Vaccinate Your Child?When my first daughter was born I did what was expected and got her immunized. Within 24 hours she began gasping for air and stopped breathing. Fortunately I was near her and able to get her breathing again with stimulation. The doctors told me that this happens occasionally and she should be fine. I never made a connection to the immunization. She had no incidents for the next three months until I took her to the doctor for her next set of shots. This time about 6 hours after the shot she gasped for air and stopped breathing again. Again, this time I was there to get her breathing again, and this time I made the connection between the two cases. I decided to find another pediatrician, who told me she was having an allergic reaction to the immunizations and to cease giving her shots. He also told me not to give any other children that came after her any shots and taught me how to protect my children to the best of my ability against childhood disease.

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GroundhogKeeping unwanted critters away can be tricky business, and options are somewhat limited. For starters, make sure exterior garbage, recycling and compost containers are shut tight, and pick up and remove any fallen fruit that your apple, pear or plum trees may have discarded. Of course, these measures will go only so far in deterring unwelcome critters, so you may need to employ a repellent or more proactive strategy.

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Bed BugsBed bugs, tiny little rust-colored insects of the Cimicidae family, live by feeding on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded hosts. They get their name from their favorite habitat: mattresses (they like sofas and other cushy furniture, too). Bed bugs are most active at night, just when you’re asleep in your bed and easy prey. While their bites can be itchy, bed bugs are more of a nuisance than a health threat at this point.

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