God Already Knows

 by

Joseph

Humans have a natural tendency to feel disappointed when things seem to be going against us, often times expressing it through complaints and anger. But that only adds to the sense of helplessness and disappointment we're already feeling.

There is a famous story in Numbers 11 where the Israelites complained against God about the lack of variety in their diet. God provided the people with manna which is a nutritious bread, it fell from the sky and the people were instructed to gather it up six days a week.

But after a while the Israelites grew tired of the manna and complained and wailed outside Moses' tent saying that they had better food back in Egypt. Moses, for his part, complained to God about the people's grumbling and went so far as to say that God should just kill him:

"Why have you brought this trouble on your servant? What have I done to displease you that you put the burden of all these people on me? 12Did I conceive all these people? Did I give them birth? Why do you tell me to carry them in my arms, as a nurse carries an infant, to the land you promised on oath to their ancestors? 13Where can I get meat for all these people? They keep wailing to me, ‘Give us meat to eat!’ 14I cannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is too heavy for me. 15If this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me—if I have found favor in your eyes—and do not let me face my own ruin."  

This made for a very tense situation. I could imagine the people grumbling and complaining about their daily bread, Moses' agitated complaints to God about the ingratitude of the masses and God's anger about the entire situation.

God responded by saying to Moses "16 “Bring me seventy of Israel’s elders who are known to you as leaders and officials among the people. Have them come to the tent of meeting, that they may stand there with you. 17I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take some of the power of the Spirit that is on you and put it on them. They will share the burden of the people with you so that you will not have to carry it alone.

18“Tell the people: ‘Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, when you will eat meat. The Lord heard you when you wailed, “If only we had meat to eat! We were better off in Egypt!” Now the Lord will give you meat, and you will eat it. 19You will not eat it for just one day, or two days, or five, ten or twenty days, 20but for a whole month—until it comes out of your nostrils and you loathe it—because you have rejected the Lord, who is among you, and have wailed before him, saying, “Why did we ever leave Egypt?” ’ ”

21But Moses said, “Here I am among six hundred thousand men on foot, and you say, ‘I will give them meat to eat for a whole month!’ 22Would they have enough if flocks and herds were slaughtered for them? Would they have enough if all the fish in the sea were caught for them?”

23The Lord answered Moses, “Is the Lord’s arm too short? Now you will see whether or not what I say will come true for you.”

24So Moses went out and told the people what the Lord had said."

It appeared that God was going to give the people exactly what they wanted because He sent quail in from the sea but there was a caveat: "31Now a wind went out from the Lord and drove quail in from the sea. It scattered them up to two cubits deep all around the camp, as far as a day’s walk in any direction. 32All that day and night and all the next day the people went out and gathered quail. No one gathered less than ten homers. Then they spread them out all around the camp. 33But while the meat was still between their teeth and before it could be consumed, the anger of the Lord burned against the people, and he struck them with a severe plague. 34Therefore the place was named Kibroth Hattaavah,because there they buried the people who had craved other food."

The Israelites' complaint was a challenge to God and He met it accordingly.

This isn't to say that we have no right to express our grievances and unhappiness about bad situations. In 1 Peter 5:7 the apostle tells us to "cast all of our anxiety before the Lord for He cares for you."

God wants us to tell Him about what ails us. Asaph did it in Psalm 73 wherein he expressed his sadness about wicked people seemingly getting ahead in life while good righteous people appear to get the short end of the stick.

Habakkuk, an old Testament prophet had a long talk with God about the problems the righteous face (Habakkuk 1 - 3) . He felt dismayed about what he perceived as evil being allowed to profit at the expense of the righteous. The prophet was right in talking to God, he did it in a respectful way in contrast to the Israelites who were ungrateful for what God was providing for them.

 

Comfort In Our Troubles

I recall how a daughter of God went through great travails but didn't complain. She looked forward with hope to better things and even as her situation grew more serious she held out hope for God and for the words that Peter had said in 1 Peter 5:7.

With all that was going on around her, though there were a few times in which she did seem very sad, she did not rail her fists at God nor wail and cry out or scream. Instead she felt peace in knowing God was with her. God sent the Comforter to her and also blessed her to be with her ever loving children whom she also loves so that she would be okay. This daughter of God also had the support of her many friends who love her.

And in time when God called her spirit home to forever be with Him in heaven she went peacefully in gentle sleep and her children were there and know that her example is a good one. For God does remember and watches and will do His work all the time. (“If you belong to Christ, then you are Abram’s seed and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:29)

The daughter of God set a good example for her children who are also children of God and all of them have the promise that they all will be reunited in heaven and to do the work of the Lord there for where God is, she is and her children will be in time.

The world is a stressful place. We often make plans and when they don't come to fruition, we get the urge to grumble and complain. But we must be careful to not fall into a sense of entitlement thinking that God owes us something.

He doesn't.

We must remember that we belong to God. We are His creation and He will do as He sees fit.

God watches us all the time, nothing is beyond His notice. We must be patient and wait on Him. Because God is compassionate:"The LORD is compassionate and merciful; he is patient and demonstrates great loyal love." Psalm 103 (verse 8).

God knows about our pain: "“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)"

God welcomes our sincere complaints: "A prayer of the afflicted when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord." Psalm 102:25-27

God is faithful: “Faithful is He who calls you, and He will also bring it to pass.” Thessalonians 5:24

And God knows what He is doing: "For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

So the next time you feel downhearted and feel the urge to complain remember that God already knows.

 

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Kettle Cuisine, LLC Recalls Chicken Soup Product Due to Undeclared Allergens and Misbranding

by

Joseph

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Kettle Cuisine, LLC, an establishment in Lynn, Mass. is recalling approximately 3,096 pounds of chicken soup product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens

The FSIS has designated this a Class I Recall of High Health Risk.

The label erroneously declares the product to be chicken soup when it is actually Italian wedding soup with meatballs, the FSIS reported. The product also contains wheat, milk, and eggs, known allergens which are undeclared on the product label.

 The following products are subject to recall:

  • 24 ounce cups containing “MOM’S CHICKEN SOUP” with a “USE BY” date of 02/17/17

The chicken soup items were produced and packaged on January 3, 2017 bear establishment number “P-18468” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The recalled items were shipped to Whole Foods Market locations in the following states:

  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Rhode Island

The FSIS said the problem was discovered when a retail store noted that product labeled as “Mom’s Chicken Soup” in fact contained “Italian Wedding Soup with Meatballs”.

The FSIS said there have been no reports of adverse reactions connected with eating these products. Anyone concerned about injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

The company urged people who bought the recalled products not to eat them, instead they should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Richard Bourgeoise, Director of Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance, at (617) 409-1120.

 

 

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Baby Crib Advice and Tips

Baby Crib Advice and Tips

Baby Crib Advice and Tips

By: Martin Smith

Congratulations! You have just learned that you are having a baby. Whether this is your first or not you need to look at cribs. Do you have one already? Is it an antique? A second hand crib whether antique or not needs to be carefully looked at. This is for the safety of your new baby.

The screws, bolts, and/or other fasteners should all be in place. Are they loose? Will the position of the mattress hold under your baby's weight? It is imperative that this be tested before you put your baby in the crib. Take something that approximates the weight of your baby at about 4 months old. Bounce it off the mattress to be certain it will hold its position. If it doesn't it could cause serious injury to your baby or worse.

When setting up the nursery (if it isn't already up) consider very carefully where you will place the crib. If you place the crib near a window and you have Venetian blinds, either shorten the cords or anchor them somewhere that your baby can't reach and get a hold of them. If it all possible avoid placing the crib near the window. As your baby grows into a toddler and s/he attempts to climb out of the crib; s/he could possibly fall which could cause serious injury to your baby.

Blankets and your baby are not necessarily a good mix. With the incidents of SIDS today, you want to be sure to do everything that could possibly put your infant at risk. It is more advisable to put your baby to bed in a sleeper. If you absolutely have to have a blanket on the baby, tuck it tightly around and under the foot of the mattress with your baby's feet touching the footboard. Also you don't want to put the blanket any higher on the baby than up to his chest as that will help prevent him from slipping under the blankets and suffocating.

Bumper pads are a great concept but unless they are secured properly, there is a risk of your baby slipping between the mattress and the bumpers and possibly suffocating. If you use them they should be anchored in at least eight places one at each corner of the crib and at least two spaced evenly on each of the sides. There should be a total of 16 ties in all, for the top and bottom.

Mobiles are a nice addition and look adorable but... the caution here is that if you use a mobile as soon as your baby starts to sit up on his own the mobile should be taken down to prevent your baby from getting tangled in it. Also make sure that it has no small removable parts that your baby could choke on.

If your crib is second hand no matter whether you had for a previous child or you got it from someone else check out the mattress carefully. Make sure there are no cracks or holes in the mattress covering. Make sure too that the mattress properly fits in the crib. Here again, your child could slip between the mattress and the sidebars or the end boards and suffocate. The mattress should fit snugly in the crib. Now the sheets you use in your baby's crib should also fit properly and not slip and slide. Sheet anchors are available that hook on the sheet under the mattress and keep it in place.

The position of the mattress is imperative for your child's safety. Most parents put the mattress at the highest position when the baby first comes home because it is so much easier to change him in that position. As your baby becomes more active you will want to lower the mattress accordingly. Once your baby is able to pull up to a standing position put the mattress in the lowest possible position and to be sure your baby is safe, measure the distance between the top of the side bar and the mattress. In the lowest position the distance of the top of the side bar should be no more than 26 inches above the mattress. If your child's head is over the side bar or they climb out of the crib, it maybe time to move your child to a regular bed. Some cribs are convertible into beds tat will grow with your child.

The crib itself should be looked over for things that might put your baby at risk. Have you seen those cribs that have ornate designs carved into the end boards? They are beautiful but they pose a danger to your child. Your child could get his head or arm and leg caught and sustain an injury. The simpler the design of the crib the safer your child may be.

Since approximately 1974 federal safety guidelines for cribs state that the slats should be no more than 2 3/8 inches apart. This is to prevent your baby from getting his head stuck between the slats. This could cause injury to your baby but it would necessitate the removal of some of the slats and that alone would.

 

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Make Some Healthy Fruit Smoothies - The Perfect Cool Treat

Make Some Healthy Fruit Smoothies - The Perfect Cool Treat

Submitted by: Susanne Myers

Healthy fruit smoothies are the perfect snack during the hot days of summer. Packed with fruit, they cool you down as you sip them while rehydrating and providing you with plenty of vitamins and fiber. Get out your blender and create your own favorite version. Smoothies can be made with just about any fruit. Try a few until you find some favorites that will become your summer snack of choice.

Kids will slurpo down these smoothies without even realizing that they are getting plenty of fresh fruit and milk. They will love the fact that they get to have a "milkshake" for breakfast or snack.

The Basic Ingredients Of A Good Fruit Smoothie

The ingredients for a good smoothie are very basic: plenty of fruit, a little yogurt, milk or juice. That's about it. Just put everything into a blender and blend until smooth. You can add more or less liquid (that's the juice or milk) to get the consistency you like best.

To Freeze Or Not To Freeze

My favorite smoothies are usually frozen and I use frozen fruit for them. Frozen fruit can be found in your grocer's freezer aisle year around and you can also freeze your own when you find yourself with more fresh fruit than you can eat. Berries are usually best frozen whole, while bananas can be peeled and sliced before freezing. If you are using fresh fruit, you can add some ice to turn your smoothie into a frozen treat.

Using a combination of fresh and frozen fruit, or adding plenty of ice cold milk or juice will result in a cold instead of frozen smoothie. I suggest you try them both ways and see which kind you prefer.

By the way, just about any smoothie made with fresh fruit can also be made with frozen fruit. You may just want to add a little more liquid if the smoothie is getting too thick for your blender to process.

Yogurt, Juice Or Milk?

We already established that we need plenty of fruit for a good smoothie. The other main ingredient is usually yogurt, juice or milk. Personally I like non-fat yogurt a lot in my smoothies. I use either vanilla or Greek yogurt along with a splash of any juice sitting in my fridge. If you are not a big yogurt fan, try using some milk instead or use your favorite fruit juice. Even if you are using yogurt you will need a splash of milk or juice to get the smoothie to a drinkable consistency.

Dairy-Free Options

Of course you don't have to have dairy in your smoothies. You can blend just about any fresh or frozen fruit with your favorite juice. For that creamy smoothie consistency try adding some frozen banana slices to any smoothie.
Other great options are soy, rice or almond milk. Just blend your favorite fruit with one of those dairy free "milk" products. If you are trying to up the protein content of your smoothie and make it a little more filling, add some soft tofu to your smoothie. Just be sure to add a little splash of soy milk or juice to think it out to a drinkable consistency.

To Sweeten Or Not To Sweeten

Last but not least, let's talk about sweeteners. They are of course completely optional and whether or not you need them depends on how sweet the fruit you are using is. I also find that if I add vanilla yogurt or orange juice I don't usually need any added sweetener.

When I do add a sweetener it is usually stevia, a natural no-calorie sweetener. Other options are sugar, simple syrup or honey. Taste your smoothie before you add anything to sweeten it. If you feel it does need that little extra sweetness, add a little and blend it in for a few seconds.

About the Author: And now I would like to invite you to whip up a smoothie. My personal favorite right now is this delicious strawberry pineapple smoothie drink. Get out your blender, grab some fruit, yogurt, juice and ice and blend up one of these delicious smoothie recipes today. They are as healthy as they are delicious.

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Reminders: A Gradual Evolution

Reminders: A Gradual Evolution

Reminders: A Gradual Evolution

By: Philip Nicosia

One of the most vivid symbols of modern man is the image of finger with a ribbon tied around it. That image symbolizes a reminder, of not forgetting a chore, a task or an event.

One of the dilemmas of modern man is the need for reminders. We are faced with so many responsibilities, chores and roles that sometimes we forget the details. But it is precisely this failure to remember that could bring a negative consequence to the many responsibilities that we have to juggle around. We have to be effective in our responsibilities and forgetting is not an option. It is because of this that we have a strong need to look for various ways to remind us of the details.

The evolution of instruments and strategies for reminders has gone a long way. During the more low-tech years, one of the more effective methods used was by either circling important events in our calendars at home or taking note of the reminder in a small notebook. These are good instruments but it also had its limitations, most especially with the calendar-at-home method because you obviously cannot bring it with you. Busy mothers as well as working professionals are not always in one place so there was a gradual but increased emphasis on mobility and mobile solutions for reminders.

Because of the new mobility factor, diaries and filofaxes became in vogue. The added benefit of a filofax system is that you not only get to bring the reminders with you, important data like addresses and contact details of clients, friends and family members. For a long time, the filofax system and other variants like the Franklin Planner became the standard for effective time management and reminders. The fact that this system became firmly entrenched not only in corporate culture but also among home-bound but still busy family members say a lot about its effectiveness.

But it was only a matter of time before technology would bring about another shift in the time management and reminder systems. The advent of personal computers had a lot to do with this gradual shift to electronic equipment for the task of giving people reminders. Operating systems gradually included alarm, appointment and reminder functions that are easy to use and operate. For the more mobile solutions, one of the earliest progenitors was the Apple Newton, Apple's doomed foray into mobile computing.

The first really successful electronic-based time management and reminder system were the Palm handhelds. The easy to use interface, the portability, and the mobility were the qualities that made it an overwhelming success. It's all in one functions (address book, reminders, appointments, word processing, games) made it very attractive to many people especially those who need the power of a computer in a form factor that would allow them to bring it on the field. The introduction of Pocket PC's

The internet age has now brought another significant change. The desire of mobile solutions has taken a different road with online reminder services that can be found on the internet. This is a more pervasive form of reminding because not only can it be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection (which is practically everywhere because of WiFi and internet hotspots), these online reminder services (www.onlinereminders.net) have a unique feature in that it can send email reminders to a person's mailbox on a daily basis. The reminder function now has a level of interactivity and pro-activeness that was missing from other previous solutions.

 

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Philip Nicosia is the webmaster of Onlinereminders.net, a free online reminder service.

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Natural Hair Care Best Hair Loss Treatment

Natural Hair Care Best Hair Loss Treatment

Natural Hair Care Best Hair Loss Treatment

By: Harry John

There are several Causes of Hair Loss in Women and men and as there are a number of causes, there are also a number of Hair Loss Medications for Males and females available.

The most common cause of hair loss in men is androgenetic alopecia (males) which can also be called DHT Hair Loss. When testosterone, the male hormone, gets converted to DHT, it results in hair loss. Besides Anti-Androgen Medication, there are a number of Herbal Nutritional Supplements available which contain natural substances for blocking this transformation into DHT by the human body and are able to take care of hair loss. The active ingredients of these supplements are all-natural herbal, vitamin, and mineral DHT inhibitors. These natural hair care products contain no harsh chemicals and do not have sexual side effects which are very much evident in Hair Loss Medication.

The common hair care treatments available for females for normal hair care include shampoos, conditioners, whereas hair Re-growth treatment with Anti-Androgens and topical treatment with Rogaine are the only available options for female balding. There are many limitations of the anti androgen therapy, and the topical medication Rogaine which is more effective in preventing further hair loss rather than stimulating hair growth, is quite expensive and requires a long period of treatment (from 6 months to a year). Besides, the results obtained after a long period of use disappear after the treatment is stopped. In such situations it is best to explore the natural hair care secrets offered by many Natural Herbal Supplements and the Nutritional Health Vitamin Supplements.

Nutrition plays a very important role for hair care. The hair follicles which are in an active growth phase are strong and healthy compared to those which are in the resting stage. A steady flow of proper nutritional building blocks is essential for hair follicles to grow and produce healthy hair fiber. The follicles derive their nutrition from the blood. A balanced diet which has the natural vitamin supplements, proteins and mineral and health supplements is able to provide natural nutritional supplements to the hair follicles. If the already weak hair follicles do not get proper nutrition they become more prone to shedding.

These natural health supplements create an atmosphere where the tiny follicles beneath your scalp receive exactly what they need to create beautiful, full-bodied hair and also the power they need to sustain themselves when old.

Preventive care is the best form of treatment for any type of illness and hair loss is no exception. By providing the advantage of best nutritional and natural hair care you are sure to have a better control of hair loss.

Natural food supplements are the key to good health, and using natural hair care products and supplements are the best hair loss treatments for hair care.

Natural hair care secrets lie in taking a scientifically balanced mixture of Vitamins, Minerals and other Health Supplements which have long been regarded as effective for providing the right nourishment to the hair follicles and retain their vitality, natural color and the their potential for re-growth which can be lost due to both the internal and external causes.

Science has now unraveled the natural care secrets of phytonutrients, or phytochemicals, many of these chemicals have antioxidant capabilities greater than vitamin A, C, or E and the vitamins which have also been shown to be related with hair care. Many of these chemicals have anti-cancer benefits, and the good news is that there are thousands of such chemicals found in each fruit or vegetable.

Besides fruits and vegetables, nature has many herbs and plants which are able to provide natural hair care (www.hairlossinformation.com/hair-care/natural-hair-care.shtml). Hormonal imbalance resulting from menopause is an important cause of hair loss in women. Besides menopause, hormonal imbalance is also caused during pregnancy, child birth, and is the cause of poly cystic ovarian syndrome in women, hormonal imbalance is also one of the main causes of hair loss in women.

Many of the herbs have the required natural supplements in them which are able to take care of most of the problems women face, so much so that they can be labeled as Women Health Supplements. These natural women health supplements are able to prevent hair loss due to menopause and are especially useful for women's health during the difficult phases of their life.

 

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Harry john is involved with the hair growth research and currently focusing on different topics like fast hair growth tips, hair analysis test and hair mineral analysis which actually are the gateway to healthy growth and maintenance. For other resources please visit www.hairlossinformation.com

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10 Ways Tame Your Sweet Tooth

10 Ways Tame Your Sweet Tooth

Submitted by: Lorraine Matthews Antosiewicz

Consciously or not, the average American consumes 28 teaspoons of added sugars a day – that’s more than 90 pounds of sugar per year. The American Heart Association recommends women limit their added sugar to just 100 calories per day (6 teaspoons) and men to 150 calories a day (9 teaspoons). So, the bottom line is that most of us eat way too much. Read on to learn why this can be a problem and what you can do about it.

What’s the problem with added sugar?

If you eat or drink too much added sugar it can lead to health problems including tooth decay, overweight and obesity, difficulty controlling type 2 diabetes, higher triglyceride levels, and possibly heart disease. In addition, sugar is made up of “empty calories” — calories unaccompanied by fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Too much empty calories can crowd healthier foods from your diet.

What’s the difference between added sugar and naturally occurring sugar?

Added sugar is the sugar that manufacturers add to processed foods and drinks while they are being made. Sugar-sweetened beverages such as sodas, energy drinks, and sports drinks are by far the biggest sources of added sugar in the average American’s diet. They account for more than one-third of the added sugar we consume as a nation. Other sources include cookies, cakes, pastries, and similar treats; fruit drinks; ice cream, frozen yogurt and the like; candy; and ready-to-eat cereals. The sugar you add to your food at home is another source of added sugar.

Naturally occurring sugar, on the other hand, is the sugar found in whole, unprocessed foods, such as milk, fruit, vegetables, and some grains. One of the most common natural sugars is fructose, which is found in fruit. Another common natural sugar is lactose, which is found in milk.

How can I figure out how much added sugar I am consuming?

Start by looking at the Nutrition Facts Label (http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/nutrition/nutrition-facts-and-food-labels/the-basics-of-the-nutrition-facts-panel) on your food or drink package. Keep in mind that food manufacturers do not have to list naturally occurring sugars and added sugars separately on the label. However, at least you can see how much “total sugar” is in each serving. If you divide the number of grams of total sugar by four, that’s how many teaspoons of sugar you are ingesting. For example, if the Nutrition Facts Label says that a food or drink contains 40 grams of sugar per serving, that information tells you that 1 serving contains 10 teaspoons of sugar (equal to 160 calories).

Next, check the ingredient list which lists ingredients in order by amount with the largest amount listed first. Look for the word “sugar” or one of its many sweet aliases (http://blog.fooducate.com/nutrition-101/quick-food-facts/sugar-synonyms/). If one of these ingredients is listed among the first few, the food or drink is likely high in added sugar.

How can I cut down on my consumption of added sugar?

To make it easy, here are 10 simple ways to minimize added sugar in your diet:

• Don’t add it to foods. This is the easiest and most basic way to immediately reduce the amount of sugar you’re eating. Biggest targets: cereal, coffee and tea.

• Skip sugary beverages like soda and sports drinks; and choose water instead.

• Limit your consumption of fruit juice. When you do have it, make sure it’s 100 percent fruit juice — not juice drink that has added sugar. Better yet, have fresh fruit rather than juice.

• Choose breakfast cereals carefully. Scan the ingredient list for unwanted sugar and sugar aliases. Try to choose brands that contain more total fiber grams than total sugar grams. Skip the colorful and frosted brands.

• Go easy on condiments. Salad dressings and ketchup have added sugar. So do syrups, jams, jellies and preserves. Use them sparingly.

• If you eat canned fruit, choose the one packed in water or juice, not syrup.

• Cut way back on processed foods. These are often high in added sugar, as well as sodium and fat.

• Skip the cookies, cake, pies, ice cream and other sweets. Instead, choose naturally sweet fruit for your after-dinner treat.

• Watch out for “fat-free” snacks. Fat-free doesn’t mean calorie-free, and most fat-free snacks are loaded with sugar.

• Look for recipes that use less sugar when you are cooking or baking.

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Healthy Pregnancy Is What Every Pregnant Woman Wants

Healthy Pregnancy Is What Every Pregnant Woman Wants

Healthy Pregnancy Is What Every Pregnant Woman Wants
By Hannah Bajor

Tips on how to have a healthy pregnancy and make healthier babies. Under normal pregnancy circumstances about 25% of woman are going to miscarry or lose their baby within the first twelve weeks. The honest truth is that no one, not you, me or your health care provider can guarantee that you will have a healthy baby, but we know from all out experience there are lots of things you can do to influence the outcome of your pregnancy.

Having a healthy pregnancy starts with preparing your body for this incredible cycle of pregnancy long before you become pregnant. A defective egg or sperm has a huge part to play as to the reason why so many women miscarry. Defective eggs or sperms are most often due to insufficient vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in the body.

Healthy pregnancy preparation will reduce your risk of congenital abnormalities, miscarriages and going into premature labor. Pregnancy is far more than a physical process that happens to a woman. It has an incredible mental, emotional, spiritual and energetic side to it. In order to have a healthy pregnancy you must embrace pregnancy from a holistic body, mind and spirit.

Eat healthy:

If you have just found out you are pregnant and want to have a healthy pregnancy then start with eating healthier. Be very conscious to make sure you include fruit and vegetables and high protein foods into your diet and eating three meals a day. Pregnancy does not require that you eat for two, but does require that you are very conscious about the quality of food you eat, making sure the food you eat for your is baby is of making high quality nutritious foods and nutritious. Remember protein foods are used as the building blocks for growing all your babies organs.

Set up your prenatal appointment:

Having a healthy pregnancy also includes early prenatal care. As soon as you know you are pregnant, set up your appointment with your doctor or midwife.

Start multivitamins and minerals:

As soon as you know you are pregnant start taking a multivitamin plus an extra folic acid (400 micrograms /mcg)until you get your prescription for your prenatal vitamins. Note many multivitamins and prenatal vitamins do not contain all the minerals that is required on a daily basis to maintain optimal health. Also add a good quality mineral to your pre natal vitamins. Minerals are the building blocks for a healthy pregnancy.

Prevent dehydration:

Having a healthy pregnancy requires that you prevent dehydration and deliberately hydrate every organ and cell in your body. Remember every single cell growing within your babies system need water and if you are dehydrated then your babies cells will be lacking vital water constitution. Drink at least twelve glasses of water every day, this does not mean soda, tea, coffee or juices. It means 12 glasses of filtered water on top of what you are drinking. yes you may spend a lot of time in the bathroom but what the heck you are growing an amazing person inside of you.

A dehydrated body can cause pregnancy complications such as pre term labor which could result on your baby fighting for his or her life in a neonatal intensive care unit. Pregnancy requires extra water intake just by the blood volume adjustments necessary to sustain pregnancy. Did you know by the time you are thirty-four weeks pregnant your blood volume will have increased by forty percent. Women are amazing beings.

Start exercising:

Healthy pregnancy requires that you adjust your body to all the necessary changes needed to grow a healthy baby. Exercise will help increase your body stamina. If you are not used to exercising, then start doing a little bit of walking or stretching even if it is for 10 minutes every day. If you exercise regularly continue your exercise program as long as you do not become breathless. Shortness of breath reduces the oxygen supply to your baby and is not conducive to a healthy pregnancy.

Pregnancy is much more than a physical process. Embracing pregnancy from the mind, body and spirit prospective will enhance your possibility of having a healthy pregnancy. What can you do regarding the aspect of the mind to help you have a healthy pregnancy? Everything that you think, say, and do during your pregnancy has a profound effect on your unborn child for life. Every time you think a positive thought, your baby is going to pick up that information from you and end up been a very positive person. Worrying and complaining during your pregnancy will feed your baby negative thoughts, and you might have a healthy pregnancy but with an emotionally scarred baby.

It is very important for your babies sake to be mindful of what you say, do, and think during your pregnancy. Learn how to connect and communicate with the emotions of your unborn child to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Generally, the more you are informed and educated about all the dynamics of pregnancy, the likelihood is that you will have a healthier pregnancy outcome and a healthier baby.

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Bakers of Paris Recalls Croissants Sold at Whole Foods Market Stores in Northern California Due to Undeclared Egg Allergen

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Joseph

According to a posting on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, Bakers of Paris has announced that it is recalling plain, almond, and chocolate croissants sold in 18 Northern California Whole Foods Market stores because of an undeclared allergen. The croissants, sold individually in self-service cases and in clear plastic packs of four, are made with an egg wash which is undeclared on the ingredient list. 

People who are allergic or severely sensitive to eggs risk serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat this product.

Products were labeled as follows and carried the following UPCs:

Croissant 4 Pack Baker Paris, 24159300000
Chocolate Croissant 4 Pack Baker Paris, 24159500000
Almond Croissant 4 Pack Baker Paris, 24159400000
Croissant Assorted 4 Pack Baker Paris, 24159800000
Chocolate Croissant, 46000058528
Croissant, 46000058529
Almont Croissant, 46000058559

The company said recalled products have “packed on” dates of 1/4/17 or earlier and “sell by” dates of 1/7/17 or earlier. The recalled products were distributed only to 18 Whole Foods Market stores in Northern California. A full list of affected stores is below.

 Product has been recalled from the following Whole Foods Market locations:

Address City State Zip Code
3000 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley CA 94705
2001 Market Street San Francisco CA 94114
5200 Dublin Blvd Dublin CA 94568
1765 California Street San Francisco CA 94109
1025 Gilman Street Berkeley CA 94710
690 Stanyan St San Francisco CA 94117
230 Bay Place Oakland CA 94612
3502 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette CA 94549
4800 El Camino Real Los Altos CA 94022
3950 24th Street San Francisco CA 94114
1150 Ocean Ave San Francisco CA 94112
774 Emerson Street Palo Alto CA 94301
450 Rhode Island San Francisco CA 94107
1250 Jefferson Ave Redwood City CA 94063
1010 Park Place San Mateo CA 94403
100 Sunset Drive San Ramon CA 94583
399 4th Street San Francisco CA 94107
1333 E. Newell Ave. Walnut Creek CA 94596

The company said that no allergic reactions have been reported to date.

The company said customers who have bought this product at a listed Whole Foods Market store should discard it and may bring in their receipt for a full refund.

Consumers with questions can contact Bakers of Paris at 415-468-9100, ext. 2215 or customer-service@bakersofparis.com.

 

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Affordable Meals With the Use of Canned Soup Recipes

Affordable Meals With the Use of Canned Soup Recipes

Submitted by: KC Kudra

Canned soup is an inexpensive meal that is easy to make. All you have to do is open up the can and heat up the contents. Unfortunately, this can get boring fast. What is an amateur cook to do? If you are in a hurry, you are probably not going to be able to cook a full meal from scratch. The good news is that you can improve any can of soup to make things more interesting, without things getting complicated.

The right additions can turn your canned soup from a bland sort of meal to a fabulous one. For instance, a few extra vegetables can make things a lot more fun. Chop up whatever you have around and saute it quickly in a pan, or just cook it a little in the microwave. Add the partially cooked veggies to your soups and improve the flavor right away.

Frozen Vegetables Make a World of Difference

Do not forget the frozen vegetables, either. Adding a handful of frozen corn or peas to a can of soup can make it a lot more interesting, especially when you are talking about chowders and cream soups. It does not get much easier than this - just add the veggies and heat.

What about Other Items Such as Meat

For those who would like to make their soups a little meatier, leftovers may be the answer. Save up the extra bits of chicken, beef, pork, or seafood from a previous meal, heat them up in the microwave, and add them right into your canned soup. You can use any kind of meat at all, as long as you use safe handling techniques.

For those who do not usually have much in the way of meaty leftovers, canned meats can come to the rescue. There are great canned chicken, shrimp, crab, and other meat options out there that can really help you add interest to your soups. It is amazing how easy soup recipes can be.

How about Some Added Fiber with added Grains

Grains make great soup addition, as well. If you have a half cup of rice, a spoonful of pilaf, or half a serving of pasta left some night, don't throw it out. Instead, put it in a bag in the fridge, and then add it to your next soup meal.

How to Spice Up that Soup

Check out your spices and condiments. Some of them can make a boring soup much more interesting. A sprinkle of garlic salt, basil, oregano, or red pepper could add that flavor you have been looking for. A splash of sherry or wine, or a little bit of an interesting vinegar (balsamic is great) are also excellent options. You can get creative with your options, too. A little bit of soy sauce adds an interesting depth of flavor.

Cheese is great on top of soups, or heated in cream soups and chowders to create something new. Alternatively, try adding a spoonful of sour cream to a canned soup, after you have heated it up. The extra richness could make the meal a lot more appealing.

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Bedwetting Tips: Bed Wetting Alarm

Bedwetting Tips: Bed Wetting Alarm

Bedwetting Tips: Bed Wetting Alarm

My friend's six-year-old son still can't seem to get through the week without at least 2 bed wetting incidents. She's got rubber sheets on the bed, and he wears pull-ups, but these do nothing to actually stop the problem. She figures part of it is her fault. She intends to rouse him every night to use the toilet, but it's such a struggle to wake him up! They say that being a sound sleeper is a major factor in bed wetting at this age, and I believe it. Her story isn't much different from mine.

I've been looking for ideas and have tried reward charts, nighttime reminders (listen for your bladder!), and occasionally waking him up before I go to bed.

But I've gotten to the point where I think something more dramatic is called for.

I've been to the doctor and am pretty certain that it's nothing medically related. Besides, they say it's hereditary and some of our relatives wet the bed, too. Well, I don't want these boys to have to deal with this when they're twelve. They're about the age when they start to get invited on overnights, and this is an issue!

So I'm on the search for bet wetting alarms, and there is a huge discrepancy in price.

I've found cheap $20 dollar devices that clip at the shoulder, and a cord runs down to the pants. I also found underpants with an invisible thread that only require a clip on the pants themselves. I really liked this version because the bed wet alarm was a remote device, so he can't turn it off and go back to sleep. Of course, that one goes for over $100.

I also read about some that require the child to attach something like a mini-pad, but that just seems cumbersome and downright cruel when the poor little guy is already embarrassed about bedwetting. Then there is a Malem bed wetting alarm that can both sound and vibrate at the first sign of wetness. Decisions, decisions...

I think I feel better just taking any sort of action right now.

I read a statistic that said if nothing is done 85% of children will still be wetting the bed a year from now. One article I read said that we will need to use the bed wet alarm for 12 weeks for it to really work. At first I thought, "12 weeks- three whole months!" but then I got real and decided that 12 weeks is a whole lot better than a year, or 6 years.

So my strategy is to keep doing some of the things we have been doing. I'll remind him nightly to "listen to his bladder," we may start another reward chart, and we will add in the bet wetting alarm. I'm also trying to prepare myself mentally for the fact that this won't be an overnight cure. My nights of changing sheets and comforting my wet and shivering son are not yet over. But we're taking decisive action, and I think that will make both of us feel better.

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Sue LaPointe is the owner of BedWettingHelpforMoms.com – a site aimed at encouraging, supporting, and educating parents of bedwetters. Request your copy of the free report "Got a Bedwetter? Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid."

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