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11 Words to Watch for When Eating Out

Unhealthy key words on the menu:

1. Fried

Fried is probably the most obvious red-flag when you are trying to eat healthy. Fried means that the food has been covered and cooked in oil, and this cooking process adds a lot of extra, bad fat to the food.

2. Crumbed, battered or breaded

Crumbed, battered or breaded mean that the food has had a coating added to it. Usually, these foods are also fried. For example, battered fish is covered in a batter and then deep fried. Through this process, these foods have extra carbohydrates and fats added to them.

3. Marinated

The degree of unhealthiness of marinated food depends on the type of marinade. There can be perfectly harmless marinades of herbs, spices and vinegars, or there can be marinades full of sugar and oils. I tend to avoid foods that have been marinated because usually restaurants use marinades full of sugar and fats because they taste better.

4. Smothered

Smothered is an instant red-flag for me. Smothered usually means covered in some type …

Healthy Eating - Combat Your Food Cravings With These Healthier Choices

If you are attempting to eat healthier on a regular basis, cravings are something you are going to be dealing with from time to time. Whether you tend to crave sweet, salty, or savory foods, they occur, and it can be hard to turn down your favorite choices. But, if you want to see optimal health, you must. Fortunately, if you have a game plan in place where you consume smarter alternatives, these cravings do not have to get you down.

Let's go over a few of the more reasonable food swap choices...

1. Sweet: Fruit. If your sweet tooth is calling your name, there is no better choice than to go for fresh fruit. Fruit will provide a small amount of natural fruit sugar, but with that, you will also take in a healthy dose of dietary fiber, which will be sure to help combat any blood sugar spike.

Fruit is also loaded with antioxidants, so an excellent choice as far as improving your overall health is concerned as well.

2. Savory: Peanut Butter On Ezekiel Bread. You can kill three cravings …

The Weight Gain Formula

Weight gain seems to be kind of an isolated subject. We don't usually encounter too many people on a daily basis who wants to gain weight. The mass are probably shouting out now, "who wants to gain weight?".

While it is true for every three to four people we meet, at least two of them wants to lose an inch or two. A pound here or a few pounds there. Unfortunately there are also many individuals whose desire is to pack on the pounds for one reason or another.

The most common reason for the need to gain weight most likely is due to some type of illness. Sometimes under weight issues are caused by poor diets and improper nutrition.

For most people gaining weight comes easily but for others it may seem like a never ending uphill battle. It's been proven gaining weight can be just as difficult as losing weight for some.

How To Gain Weight

First and foremost, someone who wants to increase in weight should start with the essential requirements for the body's overall health. …

Start Making Money and Establishing Yourself in With Nail Design

If you enjoy being creative, working with people, and taking part in making lovely hands come alive, you may want to take a nail tech course. As you learn the ins and outs of the business, it is simple to start making money. You will be able to establish yourself as a great provider of such services. You will get repeat customers who love what you do and come in for regular work.

You will also be able to generate new customers who happen to come in and ask for some type of manicure or nail art to be completed. Your customers will get plenty of compliments on the work and share with others who did it for them. It all starts with finding a good fit as not every nail tech course is the same.

Meets Standards

In order to become certified, you need to complete a nail tech course that meets the industry standards. As you shop around for a great program, you need to ask about that. Don't waste your time or money on something that isn't going to get your foot in the door to work at a salo…

What Does a Level 4 Laser Training Programme Offer?

For those wanting or needing to carry out laser and IPL treatments at work, a Level 4 qualification is no longer just an option - it's a necessity. If you're in the beauty industry, you'll most likely know that the regulations were changed recently, and that this certification is now a mandatory requirement for insurance purposes.

Thankfully, there are institutions up and down the country providing courses that will qualify students to perform a variety of laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation services using lasers and intense pulse light (IPL). Upon successful completion, you will likely reach a high level of competence that will serve you well in your beauty career for years to come.

What with the new regulations, however, these courses are immensely popular so it's a good idea to start applying for a place as soon as possible. Having to wait around to qualify in this field could hamper your career or business- so it's important to book your place before they al…

Meditation - Key to Live an Ideal Life

Nowadays, Meditation is practiced in most of the countries in the world. It is really the best mental exercise to win over your negative feelings which have hampered your growth. We have heard about Buddhist monks meditating for a certain cause. What causes are they? Is there any profit of practicing Meditation? Well, yes, there are certain advantages of meditation which can keep you progressing in your life:-

Advantages of Meditation

Increase in Intelligence level

Since Meditation is the key to the utmost development of the body and the mind, it is said to enhance the intellectual and cognitive abilities of a practitioner. When one experiences a surge in his intelligence level, he will surely be able to meet his goals despite of any complex problem.

For Students

Meditation is very profitable for the students as it aids in providing academic achievement to the students. Better grades and good behavior are the advantages which a student can hope to get after practicing the mediation. This i…

Ways to Increase Libido in Women Naturally

Women experience a lot of issues post menopause. Changes in hormonal levels lead to a lot of changes in the body such as a drop in sex drive and other problems like vaginal dryness etc. A drop in sex drive can begin affecting your relationship too.

Here are some simple and easy ways to enhance sex drive in women:

1. Begin With Exercise

Any kind of exercise can help boost both your overall and sexual health. Lack of blood flow is one of the most common reasons of poor libido in both women and men. Even something as simple as a daily jog or walk can help enhance blood flow in your body. Not just this, exercise can also help cut down on stress levels which is one of the most significant libido killers when it comes psychological issues.

2. Try to Cut Down on Stress

Stress can affect your body in ways you cannot even think of. As far as women are concerned, arousal and libido require a proper brain and body connect. If there's anything disturbing you mentally, you are not going to long for…

Quit Smoking - Using Clear Language To Achieve Your Goal

Words have enormous power to help, to damage, to confuse or to clarify. Out tone can mean we are being genuine or sarcastic, this must be extremely confusing for people trying to learn our language.

We make it even harder by speaking in metaphors, which would make no sense at all to a learner of English.

A smoker is at a crossroads in their lives. That has two meanings, of course you are not standing in the middle of the road but you are at a point where your life can go in a couple of directions depending on what choice you make.

We can create an equally confusing internal conversation. E.g. you might say " I will try to quit smoking" You may even say this out loud with great conviction and your conscious mind is completely focused.

But the term "try" implies failure to your unconscious mind, to try and pick up a pencil means you will attempt to but not succeed. If your intention is to pick up the pencil then you simply declare that you "will pick up the pencil&q…

What Is the Current Fastest and Most Efficient Way to Desalinate Water?

One of the most persistent needs of the world is supplying clean drinking water to its population. Today, nearly half of the world population does not have access to clean and fresh water. Ocean water is mostly salted and needs to be purified. This is the main reason for most countries adopting seawater desalination as a solution to provide their population with fresh and pure drinking water.

Seawater desalination though is an effective way to remove salts from ocean water but it cannot be used at large-scale because it's quite expensive and is also dangerous for living organisms. So, this makes for a need to find out ways to desalinate seawater.

A new way to desalinate water has developed known as shock electrodialysis, and not only removes salt but chemicals and bacteria present in water. Shock electrodialysis is capable of providing with a more efficient water purification system. It uses significantly less energy in comparison to the traditional desalination methods but has a li…

Know the Common Signs of Baby Teething

I still remember those sleepless nights when my six month old was teething. This was my first experience as a mum and when my little girl was cranky and irritated, especially at night, I was completely at a loss of how to soothe her. Thankfully, my trusted paediatrician and the all-time source of information 'the internet' came to my rescue. I found out that baby teething is a common affair when a child is between 4 to 6 months old. Just being aware of some of the common indicators of baby teething will help you to act and respond faster to your baby's needs.

Signs and symptoms

Every kid experiences different symptoms, say many reputed paediatricians.

Drooling: Trust me it's hard to believe so much fluid can come out from a baby's mouth unless you see it for yourself. Actually, teething stimulates drooling and it starts when the baby is between 10 weeks to two - three months old, though my daughter started when she was much older. I used to find her clothes always sog…

Gluten Free Diet - What You Should Know

Gluten is a combination of a variety of proteins that is found most often in wheat and other grains like rye and barley. In baked goods it adds the chewiness and texture to the products. It is also used in other foods as a thickener for broths and soups, protein supplement, and flavor enhancer. Some develop an intolerance or allergy to gluten and have to go on a gluten free diet. This happens because your body is unable to break down or digest the gluten protein. If you are new to this type of diet here are some things that you should know.

Gluten free is not more nutritious

Many people have the misconception that foods that are gluten free have more minerals and vitamins but this is not true. You can develop mineral and vitamin deficiencies quickly if you do not have the guidance of a nutritionist. Most of the foods that are not fortified or enriched with nutrients like iron and folic acid that wheat flours are. When you get rid of gluten, it will often mean adding more fat and sugar t…

Alcohol Rehab - What to Expect

When a person undergoes alcohol rehab, they will be treated for the psychological and physical addiction to alcohol. This treatment can take place on a residential or outpatient basis.

• Residential-this is for those that have a severe life threatening addiction to alcohol. The person would live at the treatment center so they can receive continual care.
• Outpatient-this is for those whose alcohol addiction is not life threatening. Their alcohol rehab treatments are conducted during the day at a treatment center and then when the treatment is done for the day they return home.

When you enter alcohol rehab there are stages, or steps, that you must go through in order to complete treatment.

Step 1

When you check into an alcohol rehab center the first thing that occurs immediately is the detoxification process. This is the process of stripping your body of poisons, addictive substances, and built-up waste. These things can sap your body of energy, stimulate allergies or inflammation, or caus…

Benefits Of De-Addiction Programs: A Boon To Human Society

The term addiction or addict can be used in both positive and negative tone. A bookworm can also be an addict to knowledge. But usually, we consider an addict in a negative term if the person is found to be alcoholic or remain under the influence of a drug or taking any other substance to set free from the human sanity. From teenagers to frustrating middle-aged men and women are spotted under the influence of dangerous substance besides doing alcohol or nicotine. Those who want to get out of the situation and come back to the normal phase of life are often asked to attend de-addiction programs from where they can come out clean and move into the normal stream of life.

The benefits of de-addiction programs-

The listeners are there

The de-addiction programs are mostly residential which is like a medical rehab run by specialized doctors, nurses, and therapists helping the people that have been lost in the middle of nowhere because of the addiction of alcohol or drugs. The families or friend…

What To Look For When Choosing A Vision Supplement For Better Vision

Nutritional supplements help you to compensate for nutritional shortfalls associated with diets that lack sufficient nutrients for better health. If you are interested in improving your vision health your eyes need important nutrients that you can get from a high quality vision supplement. However, it is important to follow certain helpful guidelines when choosing a vision supplement. Here are a few tips to help you to accomplish that goal:

Pay Attention To Expiration Dates: When choosing a vitamin supplement for better vision ensure that the seal is not broken and also check the expiration date to make sure that the product is still safe for use.

Stick to The Recommended Dosage: Never exceed the recommended dosage on the label but follow closely the dosage recommendations on the bottle. This is due to the fact that exceeding the dosage can cause negative side effects. Dosages that are too high may lead to toxicity. For instance, taking excessive dosages of vitamin A can cause liver pro…

Vitamin Combination May Reduce Macular Degeneration

There is a case for taking vision supplements due to the fact that current farming practices that involve the use of fertilizers have led to the depletion of the nutrients in our soil. Therefore, we are not getting a sufficient amount of nutrition from food sources alone. While there is a benefit to incorporating such supplements into your diet you need to know what combination of nutrients are necessary to achieve the best health benefit from such nutritional sources. When it comes to protecting your eye health vitamin supplements consisting of the right nutrients and in the right nutritional combinations can actually reduce the risks for age related vision disorders. Therefore, here are some nutritional tips to help you to maximize the health benefits of your vision supplements so you can improve your vision health.

If you are in your middle ages chance are you have concerns about eye health related to the likelihood of developing age related vision diseases and conditions. As we age…

Tips To Increase The Absorption Of Your Vision Supplements

There are some health benefits that are associated with taking nutritional supplements. For example, some people take nutritional supplements to solve health problems and health issues related to high blood pressure. Others rely on them to help them achieve their goals for weight loss. Additionally, eye vitamins such as Lutein and Zeaxanthin provide health benefits by increasing eyesight while protecting the eyes from free radical agents that can do damage to healthy eye cells. However, one of the major complaints from many consumers relates to the fact that people taking these supplements don't always seem to see the results that they desire. There are occasions whereby the fault is not really with the brand of the supplement but the fact that the body is not absorbing the nutrients in the vitamins properly. As a result of this problem the consumer only gets a measly 10% of the benefits of the product. Certainly, this is not enough at all to notice any significant improvement in …

Is There A Danger In Taking Too Many Nutritional Suppplements?

If you believe that you are not getting a sufficient amount of nutrients from food sources alone, then it is necessary to supplement your diet with a good high quality multivitamin. One that provides the kind of nutritional coverage to increase your general health and at the same time provides your eyes with the nutrition necessary for healthy vision. However, according to health care practitioners consumers need to become aware of the dangers involved with taking too many nutritional supplements at the same time. Therefore, here is some information regarding the health risks associated with taking too many nutritional supplements and what you can do to prevent this problem form occurring.

If you lack sufficient vitamins and minerals in your diet, while taking nutritional supplements is a good idea, exceeding the recommended dosages and taking too many supplements at the same time can cause side effects and health problems. Take for instance; in the case of the vision nutrient Vitamin …

Improving Vision With The Papaya Fruit

One of the essential ways to stay healthy and in tip top shape is to get an adequate amount of exercise. An equally important aspect of your health care also includes increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables that you consume in your diet. This particular tip not only increases your health and well-being but it also applies to keeping your eyes healthy as well. An example of a fruit that promotes better eyesight is the papaya. This fruit also has some important general health benefits as well. Therefore, here are some health benefits of the papaya fruit:

Eye Health Benefits: According to a study conducted by the Archives of Ophthalmology eating at least 3 servings of fruits a day including fruits such as Papaya can help to reduce your risks for the age related eye disease macular degeneration. Additionally, this sweet tasting fruit also consists of the vitamins A, C, and E; important antioxidants beneficial in improving eyesight and protecting vision health. It also includes the c…

The Healing Power of Expression

This king of therapy. It's the use of artistic expression - painting, sculpting, drawing, music, dance, and writing - to heal those suffering from a crisis, illness, or trauma. According to Sigmund Freud, psychological well-being, art, and the subconscious are all connected. Through the years, various psychologists and doctors have explain the relationship between expression and the mind, and Margaret Naumburg began to experiment and get art therapy to be more seriously considered as a treatment option.

Today, it is much more widely used and accepted, and is of principle help for children. Not only can it help treat psychological disorders, but help control stress, depression, eating disorders, traumas, sleeping disorders, and overall general health. Versus traditional methods, it is much friendlier for both children and adolescents when compared to other therapies and helps them to better explain what is difficult to express in words.

Many, many people have found healing through ar…

How to Sleep Better: Studies on Eating Healthy Fats

The link between what we eat and how we sleep is closely related, especially when it comes to consuming healthy fats.

In an article from the journal "Endocrinology - An Integrated Approach" (endocrinology deals with the glands and hormones), the author writes that all hormones are made from cholesterol. This includes estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, adrenal gland hormones, vitamin D, and the sleep hormone melatonin.

Eating healthy fats with our meals can play a vital role in helping us sleep better and achieve greater health, as these provide the basic building blocks for cholesterol production and hormones. The best fats to eat are nutrient rich foods like eggs, natural butter, salmon, sardines, shrimp, cod liver oil, avocados and coconut oil.

Dr. Joseph Mercola, a physician trained in both traditional and natural medicine who provides up-to-date natural health information says: "If you're confused about cholesterol, it's not your fault. Cholesterol has been…

The Self Language Of Anti-Aging

I had a lengthy breakfast with a friend yesterday, we are both 60 and both very engaged in martial arts, he has had a hip replacement and I've had both knees reconstructed. As we stood up to leave we both groaned, he from back pain and me trying to enthuse my knees.

I joked about feeling stiff and sore after a long bingo session at the retirement village. Sure for us it's a joke because we are both very fit and active in spite of past injuries but it is important to be careful how we speak about our age, out capacity and our health.

I know people my age who are old physically and mentally. The move, act and think like an elderly person.

I also know elderly people who have more energy than many 40 year olds. The difference is largely in their thinking.

When people are faced with challenges it is common for them to focus on what they can't do and they forget what they can do. A lady I spoke to recently, who is just a little older than me, told me that she doesn't get out muc…

Diabetes And Your Kidneys - Are You Keeping An Eye On Both?

Diabetes can affect the kidneys and lead to a condition called diabetic nephropathy. It is a common complication of diabetes that can lead to treatments such as dialysis if timely help is not sought.

The human kidneys are our waste portal. They filter out the blood, ridding it of impurities which are then passed out in the urine. In order for them to function well, they need to work at full capacity at all times, without being affected by any disease.

Diabetes has a detrimental effect on the health of the kidneys. It affects its filtering capacity, leading to the accumulation of toxins in the blood stream. This can be harmful to a patient's health.

One such product that is filtered out by the kidneys when ti is affected by diabetes is protein. In fact, one of the first signs that diabetes is affecting the kidneys is the presence of small amount of protein in the urine. This is usually a microscopic amount and is called microalbuminuria.

As this protein loss increases, the individual …

How to Cope With Common Mental Health Problems

Do you want better mental health? Are you looking for simple, yet effective tips on how to cope better with your mental health diagnosis? Many people with mental illnesses struggle with anxiety, isolation, and obesity. If you are dealing with any one of these problems and want solutions please keep reading.

The first problem I would like to discuss is anxiety. Anxiety can make living a nightmare depending on its severity. Many people have a continuous cycle of anxiety because they have trained their brain to think as such. Anxiety can be caused by many factors like nutritional deficiencies, but the one I want to focus on is the one where people have picked up the habit of worrying simply because they had no knowledge of anything better to do instead of worry. One solution to this problem could be to simply train your brain to replace what you are worrying about with something positive. For example if you are worrying about losing your job you could replace it with I don't know if I…

Sports Injuries That Require Attention From a Shoulder Surgeon

Every now and then, we hear sportsmen suffering from injuries. While they tend to get hurt practically everywhere on their body, one of the most common spot that is susceptible to injury is the shoulder. The most common shoulder injuries seen on field include dislocations, Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) injuries, rotator cuff tear, shoulder labrum tear thrower's shoulder, biceps injuries, bursitis and fractures. While dislocations and ACJ injuries are more common in contact sports, such as rugby and wrestling, rotator cuff tears and SLAP lesions are common in sports involving explosive heavy weight-lifting.

Usually, it is quite difficult to identify the severity of a shoulder injury. Which is why, people tend to ignore them further aggravating the injury. Thus, it is advised that early assessment from a skilled

Shoulder Surgeon or Therapist is the right way forward when experiencing discomfort in the shoulders.

There are number of injuries known to be common on field. The most prom…

How to Deal With Anxiety and Stress - 5 Best Ways

Perhaps no other word is so well known and so constantly passed around as the words "anxiety," "depression," and "stress." But while these words have been making the rounds of the worlds of young adults - and even children - these days, it comes as a mammoth surprise how little people actually know of their connotations. Most of the people, most of the time, will know that they are suffering from a severe case of anxiety and depression but will hardly ever know what to do next. Knowledge pertaining to anxiety and depression usually ends at just being aware of the problem - as, for the solution, it is bare to be seen.

Adults have always had the most complaints regarding their being depressed but as we move on we find an alarming number of young adults and children joining the brigade of the depressed and the stressed. In most of the cases the cause of stress and anxiety is not difficult to put down either - financial problems, childhood abuse, post-traumati…

Silent Epidemic: Dealing With Mental Health Problems in School Students

Mental health problems are common, ranging from simple mental disorders such as depression and anxiety to more rare conditions such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and schizophrenia. Mental disorders can occur to anyone, irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity or age group. And, when it comes to children, mental health conditions can hamper their ability to cope with the pressures of school, interacting with friends or society.

Surprisingly, the rate of prevalence of mental disorders in school-going children is almost similar to that of adults. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), just over 20 percent (or 1 in 5) children experienced serious symptoms of mental health condition either currently or at some point during their life. Fortunately, most mental disorders are treatable, and a lot of individuals with some sort of mental disability continue to function normally in their daily life.

Mental disorders in school-going children can have severe consequences

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