Family Meals May Prevent Kids From Overeating



Children who eat meals with their parents may be less likely to become overweight when they grow up, new research suggests.

A report published in the Journal of Pediatrics shows that adolescents who eat meals with their parents are less likely to become overweight adults than children who don't share meal time with their parents.

This report underscores the values family time provides to overall health and wellbeing.

Jerica M. Berge from the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota led a team comprised of University of Minnesota and Columbia University researchers who studied adolescents who ate meals with their families.

The team was interested in knowing whether eating meals with family provided teenagers with protection against obesity in later life.

To accomplish this task, the team utilized information from the Project Eating and Activity in Teens -III (Project EAT) longitudinal cohort study. They gather data on 2287 adolescents whom completed surveys during middle school and high school in 1998 - 1999; the researchers then followed up with these adults in 2008 - 2009 to learn what had happened to them.

What they learned was that children who ate meals with their parents were less likely to become overweight adults than families who never ate meals together.


Eating Together Is Good For The Family

When Berge et al looked at data from the children ten years later (2008 -2009), they noted that of the 2117 young adults who completed the follow up survey, 51 % were overweight and 22 % were obese.

Moreover, when the researchers looked at the data in terms of family meal frequency, they found that 60 % of the young adults who reportedly never ate family meals during their teen years had grown up to become overweight adults, and 29 % of the young adults whom never ate meals with their parents were obese.

In contrast, only 47 % - 51 % of the teens who did share meal time (one to more than five meals per week) with their families became overweight adults, and 19 % - 22 % were obese.

When you think about it, the frequency of meals families ate together - ranging from none to more than five times per week - isn't extraordinary. What I mean by this is that even eating one meal per week with the family is better than no time eating together.

We know this because compared to families who never ate meals together, adolescents who ate 1 - 2 meals per week with their families in 1998 - 1999 were 45 % less likely to have become obese adults when surveyed  in 2008 - 2009.

The children whom participated in the study attended 31 public schools in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area thus making for a very diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic sample. In other words, this data is applicable to just about everyone.

Berge and colleagues concluded that "All levels of family meal frequency were protective for young adult overweight, compared with never having family meals."

While Berge et al stressed that the study was not able to answer why family meals helped protect teens against becoming overweight, the research team did offer a few hypotheses to explain why family meals are beneficial to young people including family meals possibly being "healthier" than meals not eaten with family; the emotional connection that family meals can offer; and parental models of healthy eating behaviors and recognizing when the family has become full.

There is evidence supporting each of these hypotheses.

Research from the Stanford University School of Medicine found that families of bariatric surgery patients tended to lose weight because the surgery prompted healthy eating behavior among other members of the household.

Families who eat together have closer interactions and thus can talk to each other about their problems.

Child psychiatrist Foster W. Cline advises that parents who have overweigh children should talk to them about their eating habits. Cline's advice would seem very applicable when families sit down to have meals together.

Jennifer Falbe of Harvard Medical School found evidence that children who spend much of their free time watching television tend to grow up to become obese adults. If teens are eating meals with their families they might be less inclinded to devote that time to watching television.

Looking ahead to what more could be done about obesity prevention the study authors said: "Examining the quality (ie, emotional atmosphere, interpersonal interactions) of family meals would be an important next step to potentially provide more details regarding why family meals are protective and how they function on a day-to-day basis so more families can take advantage of the protective nature of family meals."


Yahweh provided the ancient Israelites with manna from heaven to feed the body, Jesus who is God offers food for our souls. His sacrifice is the only way to salvation and is available to all of us.  All we have to do is humbly ask Him and He will give it to us.


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Berge JM, Wall M, Hsueh TF, Fulkerson JA, Larson N, & Neumark-Sztainer D (2014). The Protective Role of Family Meals for Youth Obesity: 10-Year Longitudinal Associations. The Journal of pediatrics PMID: 25266343

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So You Are Working for a Difficult Boss, Huh?

Working for a Difficult Boss

So You Are Working for a Difficult Boss, Huh?

By: Mahalakshmi Prabhakaran

Well. A bad boss is a universal phenomenon. All of us at some point of time or other have faced the monster from hell that just loves twisting you round his tiny li'l finger and takes pleasure in trashing your hard day's work right into the bin without any compunction! Phew... it's a tough little world we all live in. Here are a few practical pointers that will help you not only in dealing with that tough taskmaster of a boss, but also maybe help you win him over!

Don't judge him/her in haste.
Call it the human tendency to gripe, but experience shows that people crib about their bosses just two days into their job! So if you are just into your job and are having problems coping with the Big B for inexplicable reasons, take a breather. Instead of rushing into conclusions, take time off to understand your boss and his/her working style. Giving yourself some time gives you some breathing space to settle into your job, get accustomed to the work environment and hit off a working relationship with your colleagues and more importantly, your boss. According to experts, 3 months is a good enough time. In an ideal world, by the end of the period you will end up realizing that your boss is not a bad soul after all!

Understand his/her psyche.
Yes. Apart from discharging your duties, being on a job also entails taking on the role of a psychologist. It pays to observe people, not the least your boss. Silently noticing your Boss and colleagues gives you a peek into their character. Pay more attention to your Boss's conversations, his mannerisms, how he interacts with the rest of the team. Observing him will help you discover his likes and dislikes, pet interests and even weaknesses. If you are smart, you will know how to leverage this knowledge and develop good camaraderie between the two of you. You might gladly end up discovering that you share similar interests. So, the next time you feel like wringing your hair out in frustration, stop cribbing and starting observing!

Speak Up.
Ok so you have grinned and borne your boss. Observed him to get to know him, have tried every thing to get him to like you, yet he continues with his boorish behavior. Then it is time to have some frank speak with him/ her. Put your concerns out in the open. Tell them frankly what it is about their behavior that is discouraging you. If your boss is considerate, he might take efforts to change his behavior. But if he refuses to back off and regret his misgivings, go on and talk to the HR and other higher ups in your company to come out with a solution. According to industry experts, talking out sometimes helps clear the air and gives your boss an opportunity to correct himself. Standing up to him will show you in a new light, as someone who is confident and fearless. It may, with the right boss earn you some brownie points a la good commendation and better prospects for promotions.

Vent your woes to willing ears!
Can't handle the stress anymore? Then go ahead and vent your woes about your unfortunate situation with your colleagues, friends, and family - well practically anyone who is willing to lend you a patient ear. As any amateur psychologist would say, bottling up your feelings will only end up stressing you out. While talking out will relieve you of tension and give you solace that you are not the only one afflicted with a bad sore-of a boss.

Cautionary advice:
Have these sessions outside office and very far from your boss!! Don't over do it. You may end up driving people away with your whining.

Nothing works? Get out! If you think you have given your best shot to live with that bully of a boss and he still ends up making your life a living hell? Then its time for you to pack your bags and scout for another job!

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Mahalakshmi is a Marketing Writer for CAMO Technologies. CAMO Technologies is an IT Outsourcing solutions provider offering Global IT Staffing services, Application Development services, Software Testing services and Web Services

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Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Schlabach Branch Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Assorted Cheese Items for Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination



According to a posting on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Schlabach branch has announced that it is issuing a recall on various Cheeses and cheese containing items due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The items subject to recall are listed below:

Item Description Size Code
Guggisberg Colby Cheese mini horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese mini horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Thunderjack Cheese mini horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Pepperjack Mini Horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Farmers Cheese Mini Horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Cheese Longhorns 15lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese Longhorns 15lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017
Guggisberg Colby Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Thunderjack Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Pepperjack Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Farmers Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Cheese 12/2lbs Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Cheese 12/1lb Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese 12/2lbs Julian Codes 16245 through 17025
Cheese Lover’s Box   All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Holiday Delight Box   All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Ultimate Amish Sampler Box   All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Custom Gift Box   All purchased 9/1/16 – 2/15/17
Holiday Crowd Pleaser Basket   All purchased 9/1/16 - 2/15/17
Country Christmas Basket   All purchased 9/1/16 - 2/15/17
Taste of Goodness Basket   All purchased 9/1/16 - 2/15/17

The recalled items were distributed to the following states:

  • AR
  • FL
  • GA
  • IA
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • MD
  • MN
  • MO
  • NC
  • NE
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA
  • SC
  • TN
  • VA
  • VT
  • WI
  • WV

The company said that all Items packaged and sold within the parameters mentioned are subject to this recall, including items sold on their website, 

According to the company, on February 15, they were notified by their supplier, Deutsch Kase Haus, that various cheese product they received may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Listeria monocytogenes is a potentially lethal foodborne bacteria which can cause serious or life-threatening illness in the elderly, frail persons, people with weakened immune systems and young children. The bacteria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Healthy people who become infected with listeria may experience the following symptoms:

  • severe headache
  • stiffness
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea

The company said the recall is being conducted with the full knowledge of the FDA and that no illnesses or issues have been reported to date regarding consumption of this product.

"Retailers are advised to remove this product from store shelves based on the listed codes. Consumers who have purchased these products are asked to destroy them or to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund." the company posted on the FDA's website.

Consumers with questions regarding the product listed can call Dutch Valley Foods at 1-800-733 4191 and speak with customer service, Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm EST.


But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

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Cooking Tip-How to Braise Meat

Cooking Tip-How to Braise Meat

Submitted by: Stan Plytynski

If you want to enjoy a gourmet meal using inexpensive cuts of meat then you’ll want to learn how to “braise”. Braising means browning the meat oil and/or butter then slowly cooking in a covered roasting pan. The meat is covered in a liquid which usually includes some combination of water, broth and red or white wine. Cooking time can take from one to several hours as this method is used to tenderize and intensify the flavors in the meat and accompanying vegetables. Despite the time frame, most recipes are usually fairly simple and don’t require any advanced skills.

Follow these basic steps and you and your family or friends will thoroughly enjoy the results.

Step 1-Choose your favorite cut of meat. Lamb, beef, veal or pork shanks are very common in these recipes. Beef shoulder roast, chuck roast or brisket are also good choices. These cuts are usually tougher with higher levels of collagen. Collagen, when cooked at low temperatures for an extended time creates a gelatin which helps the tenderizing process. You can use chicken but it should not be skinless and bone should be in. Legs and thighs work best. The real secret is in the slow cooking.

Step 2-Brown the meat in some type of fat…olive oil, butter or some combination suggested in the particular recipe. The browning process is intended to add color and flavor enhancement. Frequently, the recipe may call for rolling the meat in flour seasoned with salt and fresh ground pepper. Again….a flavor enhancement. The browning process is done in a Dutch oven or large heavy pot with a lid. The browning step may take 10 -20 minutes to cover all sides of the meat. It only cooks the surface of the meat and the earing locks in flavor.

Some tips….the meat should be patted dry and free of moisture or it will “steam” more than brown…don’t crowd the meat so any moisture can escape. Size of the portions, if not whole, should be the roughly the same for even cooking.

Step 3-Add liquids. As I mentioned earlier, depending on the type of meat and recipe, you can use wine, water, stock/broth...usually a combination of these liquids. At this point you will usually add onions, garlic, spices, vegetables and any other flavoring you may like. Some cooks/recipes say don’t cover the meat & vegetables entirely. I have covered with liquid and the results are very good.

Step 4-Cover the Dutch oven or pan. You can cook over a stove top or in the oven. I prefer the oven as it provides more even cooking on all sides and results in the best flavor and tenderizing. Follow the recipe for the correct oven temperature. Remember it will always be low….300-325* or less.

Here are some typical cooking times...

Lamb shanks….4-6 each a pound…2 ½ hours

Veal shanks….4-6 each a pound…2-2 ½ hours

Shoulder roast…3-4 pounds…roughly an hour per pound

Chicken (remember bone in/skin on)….1-1 ½ hours

Give ‘braising” a try….you don’t have to be a gourmet cook to enjoy a wonderful meal!

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Coping with Bedwetting

Coping with Bedwetting

Coping with Bedwetting

OK, this whole primary nocturnal enuresis thing has been a barrel of monkeys so far, but frankly, everyone's patience is wearing thin. I never thought it would last so long. It's definitely become more of a marathon than a sprint, and the novelty has worn off for all of us. My son's tired of the routine - wake up, clean up, strip the bed. And I'm wondering when he'll reach the magical age where he'll stay dry. We've got the routine down pat - but just like many things in life, the routine is old.

With Bigger Kids Comes a Bigger Problem

What happens when your child outgrows the biggest size of Good Nites at the grocery store, but isn't big enough for adult bedwetting products like Depends? Well, being an online savvy mom, of course you start looking online - that's what you do. Of couse, just like with any internet purchase, you've got a lot of questions the first time around. How do I find a reliable bedwetting supply store? How do I know I'm ordering the right product? What if it doesn't work? What if it doesn't fit? How many should I get? Is your head swimming yet?

Without a whole lot of searching, I found a site selling Tranquility brand products. You buy them by the case - great, because I don't want to have to do this too often. They're supposed to be much more absorbent than the pull-ups you can get at a store. They've got to really beat the heck out of the store brands we've tried, which were a complete waste of money. They even offer a free trial - you just pick the size you want and ask for a sample. Our sample came within just a couple of days - very speedy!

We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Are you smart enough to learn from my mistake? Read on! The only trick is - and I messed this up big time - actually measuring your child before you order. It sounds so easy, so simple - right? In fact, it sounds so easy that you'll be tempted to skip this step. After all, you're a mom; you know your child, right? I know his weight, but had no clue about his waist size. Took a guess (guessed wrong!) and gave it a shot. Also, you've got to be careful to order pull-ups (as opposed to diapers) if that's what you want. Since I was on a roll with messing the whole thing up, I ordered a sample diaper - a way too small sample diaper, in fact.

How'd it go? Well, how do you think it went? How would you like to get a potentially very exciting package in the mail, only to find out it was a diaper sample? Then to have your mom insist it'll fit, but it turns out to be way too small? Then to try it on, trusting that your mom would never ask you to do something ridiculous - but learn otherwise?

My son is finally speaking to me again after this disaster. We can laugh about it now... maybe.

So, the hunt continues. We'll definitely give it another shot, and I'll do my best to ensure there's no operator error this time around. I'll use an actual measuring tape - no guesstimating. I'll double-check the order. And we may have found the perfect product. Next up, another round of bedwetting alarms!

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Thoughts on Asthma Medication and Pregnancy

Thoughts on Asthma Medication and Pregnancy

Thoughts on Asthma Medication and Pregnancy

By: Diana Statham

An asthma patient has particularly sensitive air passages, or airways, resulting in difficult breathing for the patient when these air passages are irritated from an introduced substance or atmospheric change.

Asthma medications frequently need to be reviewed by a patient's physician in order to ensure that the medication continues to be effective for the patient in controlling and preventing the onset of asthma attacks.

Many patients will require not just a preventative or reactive medication, but a tailored combination of both types of medications in order to provide them with maximum relief from their illness. Most physicians agree that the desired outcome it to get the maximum relief from the minimum amount of medication.

There is currently no cure available for asthma, however new discoveries in the medical research field are increasing the medications and techniques used to monitor and treat asthma in patients with the disease.

Among both children and adults, asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses in countries including the United States and much of Europe. Because asthma is considered a chronic illness, treatment regimens for patients must be followed accordingly in order to reduce the affects and ongoing health problems that can result from mismanagement of the condition.

Pregnant women who suffer from asthma need to monitor and treat their asthma correctly, not only for their own health but for that of their unborn child. It is perhaps never more important for a woman asthmatic to stay in touch with their treating physician than when they are pregnant.

Although there is much concern of the safety of medications taken during pregnancy, most of the commonly used asthma medications have been proven to be both safe and effective. Although no new asthma medications (or other medications, for that matter) will ever undergo direct testing on pregnant women due to the serious risks and implications facing the developing company.

Some asthma medications have proven through repeated usage over many years, that they are not only effective in treating asthma and safe for the unborn child, but also that they provide protection of the unborn child from afflictions like oxygen deprivation that might occur as a result of the mother's asthma condition.

Physicians and researchers agree that it is imperative for pregnant women to continue their treatment plan for their asthma. There is no risk associated with treatment medications that is large enough to counteract the benefits to the unborn baby as a result of keeping its mother healthy.


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Hair Loss - Tips for Success

Hair Loss - Tips for Success

Hair Loss - Tips for Success

By: Adam Sharp

Billions of dollars will be spent on hair loss solutions this year. Much of this money will go to waste. Ineffective products and misleading advertising are only partially to blame. Many consumers are not using these hair loss products in an effective way. Fortunately there are a few simple ways that consumers can increase their chance of success. Following these guidelines will ensure that your money does not go to waste:

Start a Journal
People usually try several different hair loss products before they find something that works for them. Many use two or more products simultaneously. Keeping track of all this information can be frustrating and difficult. The best way to figure out what is working is to keep a journal detailing your progress. You should record all relevant information about the treatment process: when you started, the dosage, cost, and any side effects you experience. This documentation will tell you which products are effective, which ones are not, and allow you to make changes as you see fit.

Take Pictures
Noticing small changes in your hairline over time is extremely difficult. Taking pictures on a regular basis is the most effective ways to track your progress. Always photograph your head from the same angle, in similar lighting conditions. Use a digital camera for best results, most will automatically record the date and time for you. When combined with a treatment journal, these photos provide an invaluable tool that will allow you to judge the effectiveness of products you use.

Do Your Homework
The Internet is flooded with products claiming to cure and treat hair loss. Finding out which ones are legitimate can be a difficult task. When researching products online, beware of those that sound too good to be true. If the company has before and after pictures, examine them closely. If the images were shot from different angles, or in different lighting, be suspicious. These techniques are common camera tricks used to fool the eye, and the consumer. When a company claims their product has a "98% success rate", look for documentation of their clinical study. If the clinical information they provide is vague, or even missing altogether, be wary.

If you follow these steps during your treatment, your chances of success are excellent. One last tip - any successful regimen requires dedication. Whatever the treatment is, carefully follow the instructions from your doctor or the product manufacturer.


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How Cancer Starts

How Cancer Starts

Submitted by: Adrian Joele

The process by which normal cells become cancer cells has to do with genetic damage,

that is, the genes that we have inherited become damaged.

Our body is build-up of approximately 75 trillion cells and there are many different

types of cells of every part of our body. They continually replicate themselves.

Each cell has a set of genetic instructions in its center, called the DNA, which controls cell growth, development and replication.

The DNA is the vital component that gets damaged, the chemical blueprint in genes,

in the form of oxidation and the main cause of this is reactive oxygen ( technically

eferred to as reactive oxygen species ) , or the more common name: free radicals.

When DNA is damaged by free radicals, it can replicate a damaged cell.

When this cell replicates itself, it can become cancer.

Cancer is fundamentally an oxidative process and many types of cancers depend on the

conversion of particular molecules in the cells or carcinogenic chemicals to reactive

oxidised forms. The oxidation is largely caused by free radicals.

Oxidation in our body is the main cause of many forms of cancer, heart disease,

atheroclerosis, adult onset of diabetes, cataracts, lung – and liver disorders and

degenerative diseases of the brain.

Every day, the DNA in each cell in our body faces about 10,000 attacks from cell-

damaging forces known as free radicals, which are unstable oxygen molecules

that have lost an electron.

Ironically, both chemotherapy and radiotherapy that are used to treat cance

cause more oxidation.

In healthy living cells, reactive oxygen species are formed continuously during

the process of respiration in the cells.

Although the body is well equipped to repair genetic (DNA) damage, the repair processes

are usually less than 100 % efficient. Despite even extensive repair, oxidized DNA is

usually abundant in human tissues. Significantly, damaged DNA is particularly abundant

in tumors. The damage rate may be up to 10 modifications in each cell every day,

so it is apparent that damage accumulates with age.

The CSIRO Division of Human Nutrition believes that this increase in genetic damage

with age is due to the cumulative effects of free radical damage and dietary and

environmental chemicals that damage genes.

Our bodies have to face daily an over production of free radicals, caused by our polluted environment, stressful lifestyles and mal nutrition. Free radicals are naturally produced as your body turns fuel to energy, you can get them also from stress, smoking and radiation from the sun.

These volatile molecules cruise around your body, trying to stabilize themselves by stealing electrons from other molecules. When they succeed, they create still more free radicals, causing a sort of snowballing procession of damage.

Free radicals don't just occasionally pop up here and there. Up to 5% of the oxygen that each cell uses is converted into free radicals.

Ionising radiation is a potent generator of reactive oxygen species, while tobacco smoke has been found to increase the DNA damage by 35-50%. Other well-known causes include:

many polluting chemicals, including the hydrocarbons from petroleum, many pesticides, the chlorine in town water supplies; iron in access of the body's needs: amines and nutrates.

It is a surprise to see iron, as being one of the essential nutrients, on the 'bad list', yet the effects of excess iron are so significant, that the increased incidence of testicular cancer this century has been attributed to the increasing iron content of the Western diet.

Can our body defend itself against oxidative damage by excessive free radicals?

The answer is: yes! Our body is equipped with very powerful defenses against free radicals and this is largely through antioxidants, which are consumed in the diet or made within our body, and enzymes.

Balance is the key. If there are not enough antioxidants available to neutrolize the free radicals, oxidative stress develops.

The key antioxidants in the diet are the carotenoids, vitamin A ( which we consume or make from carotenoids), vitamin C, vitamin E and the trace minerals selenium and zinc.

The prominent enzymes that destroy free radicals are called: superoxide dismutase, glutathione (particular melatonin) and a host of other natural compounds, such as those occuring in grape seeds and skins (OPC's) and in the herb Ginkgo biloba.

Vitamin E has been extensively researched and there is strong evidence that it is beneficial at much higher intakes than the current RDA (Recommended Daily Allowances) of 15 IU ( International Units). Vitamin E is especially required to protect unsaturated fats against oxidation.

The least amount found to inhibit oxidation is 40 IU per day, with 60 IU/day the minimum to enhance immune response. The Optimal level is 450 IU/day. Up to 800 IU has been found to be beneficial.

The researchers suggest an intake of 135 - 150 IU/day.

To obtain this amount from food, we would need to consume daily almost a kilogram of almonds, or 150 grams of soya oil, or 55 grams of wheatgerm oil, each of which would be not only unpractical, but even a harmful quantity of food.

That's why it make sense to supplement our diet with high quality nutritional supplements (multiminerals and antioxidants) to ensure that the optimal levels are being met.

About the Author: Adrian Joele became interested in nutrition and weight management while he was an associate with a nutritional supplement company. Since 2008 he wrote several articles about nutrition and weight loss and achieved expert status with Ezine He has been involved in nutrition and weight management for more than 12 years and he likes to share his knowledge. Get his free report on nutrition and tips for healthy living, by visiting:

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Be more Productive...Instantly!

Be more Productive...Instantly!

Be more Productive...Instantly!

By: Dan Robey

Imagine how your life would improve if you were instantly more productive.

You could get more done at the office every day and maybe earn a promotion, or make more money as a result of your ability to produce more sales.

Whether you are a sales person, a CEO, or a housewife, being more productive every day can dramatically improve your life.

OK, right now you are probably saying...sounds great, how can I be instantly more productive?

It's really quite simple. To be instantly more productive you need to acquire a new habit called the 4-D habit.

What is the 4-D habit?
The 4-D habit increases your productivity instantly by helping you prioritize daily tasks and get more done in a shorter period of time.

Here is how it works.

Each day we are all faced with new tasks that must be acted upon. Your boss calls you and asks you to prepare a sales report, your child calls and asks you to help him or her with a difficult school project, your husband wants you to find a better deal on car insurance.

How you act upon the tasks you are presented with each day determines how productive you will be. Make it a habit to apply the 4-D's as listed below to each task.

Number One
Do it now - take immediate action, perform the task right away.

Number Two
Dump it Now - this task is simply not important enough for your time. Dump it and move on.

Number Three
Delegate It - this task can be performed by someone else, give that person or persons the task. Many people make the mistake of trying to perform all the tasks they are given. The ability to properly delegate is what turns managers into CEO's.

Number Four
Defer the Task - This task must be done by you, but it can wait. Use the free time you have gained by not performing this task right away and perform other high priority tasks instead.

Get in the habit of applying the 4-D decision making tool to every task prese nted to you and watch your productivity soar!


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Meijer Recalls Meijer Brand Colby and Colby Jack Deli Cheeses Because of Possible Listeria Contamination



According to a posting on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, Meijer has announced that it is recalling its Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack Cheese sold exclusively through Meijer deli counters due to a potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

Meijer said the Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack Cheese were sold in Meijer stores from Nov. 10, 2016 to Feb. 9, 2017.

The recalled food product will be in plastic deli packaging with printed labels that have the UPCs 215927xxxxxx or 215938xxxxxx – the last 6 digits will vary, and are determined by weight since the product was purchased at the deli counter.

"Meijer received notice of a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination from MDS Foods, a Meijer supplier that sources the Meijer branded cheeses from Deutsch Kase Haus, a cheese manufacturer based in Middlebury, Indiana. MDS Foods informed Meijer that evidence of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination had been identified by the manufacturer." the company posted on the FDA's website.

Listeria monocytogenes is a potentially lethal foodborne bacteria which can cause serious and sometimes fatal illness in the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, young children and frail persons. The bacteria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Healthy people who become infected with listeria may experience the following symptoms:

  • nausea
  • high fever
  • severe headache
  • stiffness
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea

Meijer said there have been no reports illness from the product affected by the recall.

Meijer said that customers should stop using the recalled product and throw it away or return it to the customer service desk at any Meijer store for a full refund. Meijer said that consumers may contact them at (800) 543-3704, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for additional information.


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Tools to Deal Bedwetting Dilemma

Tools to Deal Bedwetting Dilemma

Tools to Deal Bedwetting Dilemma

If your family is dealing with a bed wetter beyond 3 or 4 years of age, then you know how frustrating, intrusive and embarrassing this problem can be. At our house we have lost countless hours of sleep dealing with nocturnal accidents. Even so, I am glad to be a parent dealing with this problem today rather than 50 years ago. Through my son's struggles with bedwetting, my own anxiety, and research, I have been able to find solutions to deal with a lot of the related issues.

Cover All Your Bases

My first bit of wisdom is to be prepared. Use a rubber sheet on any bed that your child might sleep in. Also, there are both girl pull ups and boy pull ups in larger sizes that can get everybody through the night with a minimal loss of sleep. Of course, you will need to take your child's feelings into consideration. If your 8 year old feels that a pull up diaper is just for babies, you really need to sort that out.

Make sure she or he understands that bedwetting is usually hereditary, and the result of sleeping very soundly. Your child shouldn't think it is something he or she did wrong. In fact, pull up diapers can sometimes provide a great solution to the whole bedwetting issue. My son sleeps like a rock to this day. So he discreetly packs a pull up diaper when he goes on overnights with friends, or to my Dad's house. No one else is aware of it, but if he didn't have that insurance, I doubt he would have the confidence or desire to ever spend the night away from home.

There are brands of pull up diapers that let the child feel a bit of wetness to help them get used to the sensation, and possibly to wake up. So you can even use this as a training tool. My favorite thing about items like pull up diapers and waterproof mattresses is that I don't become an angry and sleep deprived monster.

Plan for Success

I know, we are never supposed to make our kids feel bad for having accidents, but when I've been woken up four times in one week, my patience is stretched to a limit. For me, I know that if I plan for accidents to happen I will have less grief and anger. But I also know that I need to keep my eye on long-range solutions, and just remember that he will eventually out grow this.

Because we continue to deal with the incontinence problem, I have become very proactive in seeking out answers and products to help me deal with it. The answer will be different with every child. While my son seems to do all right with just the Goodnites at this point, I know that if he starts to rebel against wearing the pull up products, we will probably try a bed wet alarm or sleep dry alarm. My ultimate words of wisdom to you are to take advantage of the tools, resources, and products that are available to help you and your child with the bedwetting situation. Being prepared will help you to keep a cool head, and having the right tools on hand will help minimize your child's reaction to bedwetting occurrences.

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