Dog wellness advice on the chat today is with regards to lead poisoning in pets. Lead toxicity or lead poisoning is medically known as Plumbism, and refers to poisoning due to ingestion or inhalation of products containing lead. When lead based paint is on the walls its fine, but when it is disturbed, causing dust and chips of paint to fall to the ground, this is where the problem starts. Dogs especially will ingest pieces of paint - particularly puppies. The dust…
While we dog lovers have hearts three time the normal size when it comes to our Canine friends, we need to make sure we remember that they are dogs, and some human items are simply not good for them, and can even be toxic to their system.… Continue
I always wondered, "is it true that you are what you eat?" Well, this may be good news for some of you and bad news for the rest, but yes, it is true. When we are talking about your skin and your face in particular, if you want a beautiful complexion and healthy skin, you need to include fruits and vegetables, protein, good fats and whole grains in your daily… Continue
Added by Cara Nitz on May 3, 2010 at 9:51am —
We love smoothies. And with all the smoothies we’ve made, I’ve never gotten the nerve to add dark leafy greens. And I know they must taste good, ’cause they wouldn’t sell them at smoothie stores otherwise.
So in celebration of Earth Day, and because the beautiful green chard in the frig is getting limp by the hour, I finally committed to a first attempt.
Red Chard-fruit smoothie. Would the family be willing to drink it? Packed full of chlorophyll, folic acid, vitamins A, C, K,…
There are many areas pertinent to dog wellness but the one that is beneficial to having an obedient dog is obedience training. Obedience training is an essential ingredient to a good dog-human relationship, and creates a happy, healthy relationship between… Continue
I'm throwing out an EAT CLEAN challenge for those who want to accept! It's pretty simple really, just check out the details and let me know if you want to participate. It's not a huge commitment - just one night a week!
I'm not a hard-core eat cleaner, I'd be in far better shape if I were, trust me! But I do want to hold myself accountable for what I eat and teach myself, again, what whole, clean foods…
In college--on a diet of beer & fast food--I shot up 6 sizes! After
college, I was determined to not let that happen again. 14 years later, I
thankfully haven't. Today, my determination is even stronger because
I'm ensuring the health of a family. Honestly, God gives me a joy for overseeing my fam's healthy
eating (in our hectic-schedules). Here's a few honest ramblings:
Are you aware that in your home or garden there could very well be plants that are toxic to your dog or
cat? I wasn't! But thanks to Dr. Karen Becker, holistic veterinarian, I am now aware of pet evil plants that I have now removed from my home and garden and replaced with ones that are safe. Pet owner awareness is an important part of pet wellness and can make the difference between an unsafe and safe environment…
One thing that's always hard is coming back from church on Sunday morning and having to cook brunch. I hear a lot of complaints about hunger while I'm whipping up muffins and eggs (and sausage). I tried this sausage and hashbrowns recipe in my crockpot on Sunday, and it is delish! Let me know what you think... :)… Continue
Added by Kelly Estes on March 9, 2010 at 3:12pm —
The first tip to creating healthy toddler eating is a rather obvious one but one that is often overlooked or not adhered to. It is vital that parents provide healthy foods by keeping the shopping on a healthy level for everyone in the family not just their toddler or baby. Good parenting means providing good healthy meals at least 90% of the time.
If you want to alienate your kids, create an atmosphere that says “I am the boss and you will obey!” On the other hand, if you want a relationship with your kids, create an atmosphere that says “I am here to help you!”
Communicating with your child is what will determine the type of relationship you will share. On going communication is what will allow the relationship to deepen and strengthen.
Parents are often so busy they forget the need to consciously cultivate a… Continue
Added by denny hagel on February 15, 2010 at 2:25pm —
Check out this new health book from National Geographic!
Grab your fork and dig in to True Food: 8 Simple Steps to a Healthier You, a practical guide to natural, healthy food preparation and enjoyment. Each step offers creative ideas, research, and recipes to make Earth-friendly choices that benefit you, your family, and the planet. Available at… Continue
Ok, so its come to my attention lately that apparently, I am not the
only Mommy in the world (or even my circle) who is trying to figure out
a way to raise a family, keep them healthy and happy, and ,while doing
so, keep herself in shape. So, I am proposing that Wednesday, the until
now dreaded… Continue
I will admit it – before making this recipe I had never eaten a pomegranate.
I have had pomegranate juice, but this was the first time I’ve purchased the whole fruit. I had Mike open it up and get the seeds out for me [it kind of looked like a pain to me - thank you, honey!]. I popped one in my mouth – a little crunch, a little explosion of deliciousness!… Continue
Added by shannon on February 8, 2010 at 5:53pm —
Ahhh... the good ole lunch box / snack-box challenge. And yes, if your good parenting then you know it is exactly that - a challenge! Oh sure it's easy if your just gonna throw any ole edible item and beverage in there, but if you are attempting to provide a healthy, yet delicious snack or lunch for your child, with the hopes he won't trade it for someone else's junk food, then you know the constraints of the situation.
“There’s nothing new under the sun” is a commonly used phrase in the fields of psychology and self-help. It means that most every theory or philosophy has been studied, researched, and then presented to the masses in one form or another, some for hundreds of years. Authors and experts interpret these theories and integrate their insights and opinions, but the core information remains virtually the same.
What is new is the awakened attitude of millions of people worldwide. Human… Continue
Added by denny hagel on January 23, 2010 at 6:43pm —
I suddenly came to the realization that eating organic, market-fresh, good for me fruits and vegetables was going to be nearly impossible here in GiTMO and I am disappointed because this is, after all, a tropical island where things are supposed to grow abundantly year round. So yes, my expectations were a little on the high side. In the Dominican Republic, where I was born, we had just about… Continue
Added by Tere Cornelio on January 8, 2010 at 9:49am —