Why Is IRON Important for Children?
Though I believe in a balanced diet, there are times when we need to focus on specific nutrients as their deficiency can be a cause of concern. With exam fever in the air, I decided to write about “iron”, a nutrient that can really contribute to a child’s growth and performance! I am not talking about deficiency among children whose families are prone to malnourishment due to lack of access, this is about children from well to do families! A review of studies done in middle and high income families show that “Anaemia” due to iron deficiency is prevalent among anywhere between 14 to 88%! Also many teenage girls are at risk for iron deficiency when they hit puberty. The Hindu (March 9 th 2013) quoted the National Family Health Survey, mentioning that one out of two adolescent girls suffer from aneamia! So this is an issue that can very well be present in our households!The Power of Breakfast
With the setting in of the ‘back to school’ routine, I decided this will be a good time to write about the ‘power of breakfast’. In my interaction with children I have noticed that many are unable to eat a good breakfast before they leave for school. The reasons could vary from schools starting early in the north, to getting up late for the teens (when sleep becomes more important than meals!) or a fussy eater who just cannot manage to eat in the morning. I would like to use this occasion to reiterate the popular saying ‘eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper’ does exist for a good reason!If The Paleo Craze Is Great – Why Is Neolithic Even Better?
America’s #1 Paleo Physician, Al Sears, MD, explains why the Paleo Diet and going back to our natural eating traditions is so important in staying lean and healthy in the modern world. Dr. Sears discusses the Paleo lifestyle and explains why it is so healthy even if it might not be named correctly.Nutritional Deficiencies – At the Root of Many Health Problems
Our bodies are stressed out these days from all of the exposure it gets on a daily basis: toxic drugs (including sugar, caffeine and excess alcohol), lack of sleep, medications that strip the body of nutrients, metals in our: antacids, baking soda (aluminum), calcium supplements (lead), vaccinations (mercury), dental fillings (mercury), toxic environmental chemicals from factories, additives and toxins in our foods (pesticides), toxic molds and electromagnetic waves (microwaves, cell phones, electrical wires). The list goes on and on. If there’s ever a time that our body needs more support on an around clock, daily basis, it is NOW…The Smart Meter Violation
Sometimes I feel as though I live in a haze, clear of what I see in front of me and naive to what’s around me. I just learned that since June 2012 a SMART meter was installed by Southern California Edison on my residential property, entirely unbeknownst to me. I do not recall ever receiving contact that this instrument would be installed on my property and did not believe that Edison nor any other company would have the right to do so.7 Key Points to Understand Why Vitamins and Minerals Are Important for Health
Vitamins and minerals are essential for health and fitness, and it is important to identify foods which contain normal dietary requirements of these supplements. Vitamins can be harmful if high levels are ingested, and therefore a knowledge of which foods help to maintain a balanced and nutritious diet is essential in order to maintain optimal fitness. Here are 7 important points to help explain why vitamins and minerals are important as part of our daily diet in order to improve fitness and to stay healthy.Mangosteen – Can You Strengthen Your Immune System Using The Health Benefits Of Mangosteen?
Vemma is a Network Marketing Business that has developed a groundbreaking formula that is based on the incredible health benefits of Mangosteen. The product is designed to contain loads of vitamins and minerals along with Aloe Vera and Green Tea and is a truly amazing product.Normalize Your Body’s Daily Activites With An Insulin Resistance Diet
To be healthy should not be something as an option for you nor a choice to make whenever you are up to it but rather it should be a must that needs to be incorporated in your daily routines. To be healthy means having a balance diet which is eating foods that have less fats, oil and sugar; eating moderately on animal foods, nuts and dried beans; eating more of fruits and vegetables; and of course eating just enough of rice and other carbs. Couple these with plenty of water and fruit juices and you will be in the healthy…The Incredible Benefits of Vitamin D
Did you know? Our bodies use Vitamin D for many daily processes, which makes it very important to us. It is necessary for the absorption of calcium, which promotes strong bones. There is lots of science data on the disease called rickets, which is the disease that results from not enough Vitamin D for the body to make strong bones. As a result of rickets, bones are misshapen and fragile.The Functions of Vitamin B6
The functioning of vitamin B6 plays a major role in both the anti-aging processes, and maintenance of blood glucose in the body. While it is involved in the metabolization of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates; It is also involved in hundreds of complex chemical reactions that affect mood and memory, energy, sleep, skin, and hormones. Several studies have shown that Vitamin B6 aids in lowering blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine.Eating, a La Francaise
Last year was really the year of the French parent, with a host of books being published on why the French make the best parents. And having lived in France for five years, I must admit that French children do seem to be exceptionally well-mannered and well-behaved, observing social niceties and the rules of expected behaviour from a very early age. I was especially impressed by their manners at the table; and food being a focal point of French social life.Why We Should and Really Should Juice Anyway
The reasons most people juice is for weight loss or as a cleansing and detox diet. Juicing makes complete sense because juices are safest and most nutritious when freshly made. It’s also easy to do but more importantly it’s a natural way to supplement your diet with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients. For the last reason alone I would be hard pressed not to juice.