If you’ve been used to eating processed, refined low fiber food and you switch to a high fiber diet, you may experience cramping, bloating, diarrhea and gas. Ironically, even constipation can occur if you neglect to drink inadequate amounts of water. The operative term here is “moderation.” Start slowly and gradually increase your intake of […]
Pumpkins and pumpkin seeds belong to the same family as cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumber, and squash. Long valued as a great source of zinc, pumpkin seeds are becoming increasingly recognized for being rich in antioxidants. Before processing pumpkins for meals, desserts or decorating, remember to retain the seeds. Nutrients & Vitamins Pumpkin seeds are a great source […]
Teach children to wash their hands well after using the restroom, after playing outdoors in the dirt, after playing with pets, and before eating. Germs carried on the hands can be carried into the body through the mouth. If the immune system is weak, the child can become ill.
The Following Teas Are Effective For Many Childhood Illnesses • Elder flowers, boneset (bitter), yarrow with peppermint to induce a cleansing sweat • Catnip/chamomile/rosemary tea to reduce a rash • Mullein/lobelia, chamomile, or scullcap to relax • Catnip, fennel, ginger, chamomile and peppermint for upset stomachs • Elderberry syrup for sore throats and for interrupted […]
Fiber slows the absorption of food in the small intestine. The rate in which carbohydrates are digested is closely related to how fast they are absorbed, which determines the rise of blood sugar. When carbohydrate and plant fibers are eaten together, blood sugar levels are considerably lower than when the same type of carbohydrate is […]