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- Yummy Orange Sweet Potatoes
400% of your daily vitamin A requirements are provided by one medium sweet potato. The article below from MedicalNewsToday tells us the health benefits don’t stop there. Along with that generous dose of Vitamin A, sweet potatoes contain loads of fiber and potassium.
- More Benefits
The additional benefits of this magical “spud” include decreasing the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality. Read on and you will be informed of how each of these risks as well as blood pressure, cancer, digestion, fertility, immunity, inflammation and even vision are affected by the nutritionally packed sweet potato.
- Do It Daily
Find ways in your daily diet to include this recognized “super food” and your health can and will be, improved. As you read on you will find additional ways that make it easy to adapt your daily food intake to include more sweet potatoes, more often.
Several of the supplemental products I use include sweet potato extracts, which helped me make these dietary transitions. They’re easy to use and very tasty and affordable. So the next time you reach for that white ”baker”, think a little bit sweeter and pop in a sweet and get some big advantages.
This article was written by and adapted from http://makegreengogreen.com/article/sweet-potatoes?MarthaRobards
The US National Library of Medicine says:
Phthalates are used in cosmetics and personal care products, including perfume, hair spray, soap, shampoo, nail polish, and skin moisturizers. They are used in consumer products such as flexible plastic and vinyl toys, shower curtains, wallpaper, vinyl miniblinds, food packaging, and plastic wrap.
Phthalates are also used in wood finishes, detergents, adhesives, plastic plumbing pipes, lubricants, medical tubing and fluid bags, solvents, insecticides, medical devices, building materials, and vinyl flooring.”
They’re everywhere. So?
- Why Be Concerned?
Chemicals are all around us. We can’t escape them. We can, however, limit our exposure to them. That should be of concern to us because harmful chemicals can disrupt the way our bodies work and cause us to have health problems. For instance, phthalates, according to the NIH, “are suspected to be endocrine disruptors.”
What that means in a nutshell, is that they “… may interfere with the production or activity of hormones in the human endocrine system.” The human endocrine system controls many body functions, which include hormone production, pancreas, pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, and male and female reproductive glands.
- What can you do?
You can try to reduce the amount of phthalates you are exposed to. The way I see it, putting something directly on my skin or in my hair, (cosmetics and personal care products, including perfume, hair spray, soap, shampoo, nail polish, and skin moisturizers) that contain phthalates just doesn’t makes sense.
Washing my clothes and dishes in detergents that contain phthalates doesn’t make sense. Cleaning my house with products that contain phthalates doesn’t make sense.
I ask myself why I would do that when I know I can purchase high quality, economical products, WITHOUT phthalates. We can’t completely eliminate phthalates from our environment, but we can greatly reduce the amount of phthalates we are in direct contact with. Therefore I use products that are free from chemicals, including phthalates. If you would like to learn about the products I use, contact me (Martha) at 505-750-7857 or email@example.com.
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All of us experience anxiety to some degree and from time to time. If you are in the business of marketing, you are marketing yourself and your company’s products or services. If your anxiety occurs often and is significant enough, it can become an overwhelming obstacle. The longer it continues at that level the worse it can and will get.
Anxiety will not go away by itself. Like everything in life and your career, you must take positive personal steps to overcome it. Your personal and professional life will suffer immensely if you don’t do something to address it. The below article contains some exercises that can and will help you. You need to retrain your brain.
There are some interesting perspectives here that can really help. They fall into several categories that begin with: Don’t even talk to anyone, and then talk to people while eliminating any chance of rejection. Be curious and ask genuine questions. The answers will follow, easily. Quiet your mental chatter in that moment. Your self-talk is more powerful than you think. Have fun play games and even bet your friends. Avoid over thinking. Fear is a gift of life. It means you’re still alive; you’re still breathing (even if it is heavy).
Like many lines of work, rejection exists within my business and therefore I am exposed to anxiety-related situations regularly. There is no question that approaching someone that I find attractive as a potential customer can trigger those feelings of anxiety. I HAVE TO overcome them. It is my livelihood. Remember, yes is a good answer, but no can be good because it is one step closer to the next yes. Do some positive things today that will help you overcome and enjoy a better life and career. Don’t let anxiety win. It is the most important battle you will fight.
This article was written by MakeGreenGoGreen.com.
A worth repeating post from July 29, 2014 ·
“Suppose you were to come upon someone in the woods working feverishly to saw down a tree.
‘What are you doing?’ you ask.
‘Can’t you see?’ comes the impatient reply. ‘I’m sawing down this tree.’
‘You look exhausted!’ you exclaim. ‘How long have you been at it?’
‘Over five hours,’ he returns, ‘and I’m beat! This is hard work.’
‘Well, why don’t you take a break for a few minutes and sharpen that saw?’ you inquire. ‘I’m sure it would go a lot faster.’
‘I don’t have time to sharpen the saw,’ the man says emphatically. ‘I’m too busy sawing!’”
Taken from ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ by Stephen R. Covey
Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. Work smart.
Over the last decade or so, the terms teamwork, team, and coach have proliferated in business discussions. This article explains more about the anatomy of teams and teamwork. I think you will find it insightful and quite detailed.
It explains the team and its dynamics (many members change over time) and how individual and team goals change over time. Team diversity is an important factor in interpreting team goals and context. If your team is geographically diverse, as well, differences in the availability of certain resources can be challenging.
The need for a system, goal articulation (why), a shared mindset and strong leadership (coaching) are all important elements in the success of your business team. I am associated with a company that has understood the concept of team work for over 30 years. It has made my activities more effective and much more profitable.
For Moms (or Grandmas and Memes) who want to work from the luxury of their own homes so they can be there more for their children, grandchildren and families, this might be something worth a peek.
I really appreciate this article about allergens in the home. Many of us experience difficulties with allergies. The attached report offers some tips on how to protect against allergens in your home. Page 5 of the report references that the cleaners you use to rid your home of the problems, could be problems themselves.
I get my cleaning products from a company that provides all natural cleaning options. They REALLY work!
Summer is quickly approaching. On some days in Arizona, it feels like it’s already here. Sunny days are ahead.
Now is the time to start thinking about sunscreen. Wearing it all year long is a great idea, but for those who think about it more when they feel the heat, now is the time.
- Limit Exposure
“Skin cancer — the abnormal growth of skin cells — most often develops on skin exposed to the sun.”
It goes on to say what to do to reduce the risk, by stating,
“You can reduce your risk of skin cancer by limiting or avoiding exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation.”
Sunscreen will help you reduce and avoid that exposure.
- Choosing a Sunscreen
Choose a sunscreen that has a high SPF. What is that? SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. Although there seems to be controversy on this, generally the higher the better. A sunscreen with less chemicals in it, for many, is a better choice.
SPF measures how well a sunscreen protects against UVB rays (the radiation that causes sunburn and damages skin) and UVA rays (also damages the skin, but deeper). According to Skincancer.org/prevention/uva-and-uvb,
“UVA, which penetrates the skin more deeply than UVB, has long been known to play a major part in skin aging and wrinkling (photoaging), …”
Have fun in the sun, but be proactive and take steps to protect yourself and your whole family by buying and using a high quality sunscreen.
Martha maintains RobardsHealthyLifestyles.com , which is a health and wellness information website that promotes healthy living and products for healthy living. For more information contact Martha at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-750-7847.
Back pain makes life difficult. Back pain can make walking hard and affect thinking. When you are looking for a back pain rub choose one with:
Camphor – cool to the touch, provides an immediate cooling sensation for sore muscles, helps numb aches and pains
Menthyl Salicylate – speeds blood flow to muscles and helps reduce muscle inflammation and pain
Tea tree oil – from the Melaleuca alternifolia plant, has deep penetrating properties
Menthol – stimulates the skins cold receptors producing a cooling sensation that later turns to a deep heating sensation for relief
Be an educated and informed consumer. Check the ingredients and compare prices. You will not be sorry.
For more information, contact me (Martha) at email@example.com, or 505-750-7847.