Added by Jenslife on May 22, 2009 at 12:19pm —
Some people may not consider themselves hero's, but in others eyes they most certainley are. Rich at http://www.theperfectfocus.com/ is one of this people! Not only is Rich a champion for spreading awareness about Canine Companions, but he is a symbol to all to not be limited by disabilities. Rich is sight impaired yet he is an amazing photographer, a Judo instructor, and a friend to many people including my little Jude. We have never met Rich personally, but he takes the time to follow… Continue
Added by Jenn on May 15, 2009 at 1:03pm —
I had the privilege of listening to (and even speaking briefly with) Mark Blumenthal, the founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council. Mr. Blumenthal reviewed the recent clinical and epidemiological research regarding the health benefits of tea.
It is truly staggering, the increasing amount of research being devoted to the connection between tea drinking and good health. And it is difficult to ignore the daily reports about tea’s potential. Of course, as Mr.… Continue
Added by Dheepa Maturi on May 11, 2009 at 1:46pm —
I promised you the story and the pictures of opening the packaging of a new toy for Landon. Don bought him this noisy backhoe that came in the most ridiculous packaging I have ever seen. It was tied down by tiny screws, of all things, and it took us 10 minutes to open it! We were fuming and poor Landon had to be so patient. After we finally got it open, I took care of the noise by taking out the batteries right away, there was no way I was going… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 30, 2009 at 9:02pm —
Some medicines, certain diseases, travel, and stress can cause an upset of the balance of microorganisms in our body. Florastor Kids is a probiotic that can protect your child’s intestines from “bad” organisms.
Florastor Kids is a clinically tested, natural, yeast-based probiotic that aids in the growth of good microorganisms in the intestines. It helps maintain or restore optimal intestinal health and promotes healthy bowel function.… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 30, 2009 at 8:58pm —
Have you ever watched a friend or relative get in amazing shape and thought to yourself, “I should do that someday?” Chances are there is someone in your life that you have watched from the sidelines, but something has held you back from getting in the game yourself.
Well, spring has sprung and it’s time to get in that game today. Stop waiting for tomorrow, or Monday, or when you lose 10 pounds so that you feel better about going to… Continue
Added by Coach Jenn on April 29, 2009 at 7:08pm —
We talked some time ago about the physical health benefits resulting from daily tea drinking. Regular doses of antioxidants, as well as increased hydration and alertness, are just a few of those benefits. But tea has an experiential component that benefits mental health as well. A few moments taken to sit, sip and contemplate will give your poor, overcrowded brain a rest!
Easier said than done, right? Well, here’s an idea from our fellow Chai Babies out there. Claim one ritual for… Continue
Added by Dheepa Maturi on April 29, 2009 at 7:05pm —
Want to spice up your meals? Adding masala chai to your favorite holiday dishes will give them a wonderfully exciting layer of flavor.
1. Breads. Add one cup of prepared masala chai to pumpkin or cinnamon bread recipes for wonderfully varied and spicy flavor.
2. Veggies. Use prepared masala chai to steam vegetables and rice or soak lentils and beans.
3. Soups, sauces and marinades. Add prepared masala chai directly to these dishes.
4. For you… Continue
Added by Dheepa Maturi on April 29, 2009 at 7:04pm —
What a great day! (Except for the black ant invasion that greeted me this morning in the kitchen, ugh… Do you think 8 traps will do the trick, fast?) I got so much done, it’s beautiful outside, I had a massage . . .
I made a phone call, finally ordered some new contact lenses, and paid some bills this morning, so I got that out of the way. After playing with the babysitter for two hours, Landon took an extended nap (with the help of more… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 29, 2009 at 12:29am —
I am breastfeeding a 2 ½-year-old toddler, and I have no problem doing it in public. In fact, I am so proud and glad that I am still breastfeeding that I have a breastfeeding counter on the bottom of my blog page! You would expect strangers to give me looks, but I actually have to justify my choice to friends and family more and more lately.
Why do I still breastfeed? Because Landon still wants to and asks for it, I love the bond we have through it and the convenience — and most… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 23, 2009 at 12:57pm —
Ever wonder just how effective your workout routine really is? Maybe you saw great results when you first started to exercise, but now those results have come to a screeching halt.
Want to know why?
If the following 5 statements accurately describe your exercise routine, then fear not-you're doing it right. However, if the following 5 statements don't describe your exercise routine then listen up-there's no better time than now to rev up your… Continue
Added by Coach Jenn on April 19, 2009 at 12:49pm —
A report released by an expert panel convened by the National Institute of Mental Health
indicates that myriad biological, psychological, and social factors play a role in the high smoking rates among people with psychiatric disorders.
Analysis of data from the National Comorbidity Study
(NCS), a… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on April 15, 2009 at 8:00am —
Women using antidepressants appear to have a higher risk of sudden cardiac death
, but this doesn't mean antidepressants are at fault. In fact, the opposite may be true.
One recent study of people with heart failure found that depression
was associated with… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on April 13, 2009 at 8:00am —
This was originally posted on my blog at www.centralcoasttoday.com.
After having been here nearly 8 months, I am still in shock about the lack of options for expectant moms in central coast.
I have come to learn that there are a couple of hospitals, and one or two home-birth midwives in the area as far as birthing options, and THAT IS IT.
The nearest freestanding birth clinic… Continue
Added by LaylaBeth on April 10, 2009 at 3:52pm —
Depression is the leading cause of suicide.
Suicide is the third-largest killer of children and young adults between the ages of 10 and 24, and is a growing problem amongst middle aged and elderly adults.
Knowing this, scientists and researchers the world over have devoted time and energy to improving treatment approaches, including studies focused on the… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on April 10, 2009 at 8:00am —
Let’s face it: our country is having some…economic issues, to put it mildly! This recession is affecting everyone from the film industry to the blue-collar industry and every man, woman and child in between. You can’t run and you can’t hide, but what you can do is take control of your wallet and decide how to spend your dollars wisely!
In My Professional Opinion asked specialists (and blogger extraordinaires) in the field of hair care, health, fitness and fashion to collaborate on a… Continue
Added by Melissa Street on April 9, 2009 at 10:23am —
I am not a coffee drinker, preferring strong black tea with a little soy milk to soften the tannins, but new research may convince me to imbibe once in a while.
A recently released 20-year Finnish study… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on April 8, 2009 at 8:00am —
Over 120 million people worldwide suffer from depression, one of the leading causes of disability according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Despite these alarming statistics, many people with depression don't know that's what ails them.
Lots of sufferers think their symptoms are due to lack of sleep or a poor diet. Others know they're depressed, but they're too tired or ashamed or, believe… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on April 6, 2009 at 8:00am —
It is letters like the one below that keep me writing about mental health issues....the fact that treatment works...and that recovery is possible...
"I read your book today, started it today and finished it tonight, and i wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart. My son has been battling Bi-polar disorder his whole life. (My mother also suffers) He was DX at age 7 and these days hope of recovery or well being is slim. He is now 13 and new issues are… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on April 3, 2009 at 8:00am —
...is a volunteer run virtual community you must check out if you love someone who struggles with an eating disorder or body image issues.
As described on their website, F.E.A.S.T. "is an… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on April 1, 2009 at 12:30pm —