The birth of a baby has to be one of the greatest miracles of life. On average, about four babies enter our world every second. During that same second approximately two people die, so that the world population is increasing at the rate of about per second. It is a statistics that I have a hard time with, because I know how much pain and sadness there is in our sin-sick world. My prayer is Lord; take care of all those precious lives. A human life is a unit with the greatest known value.
As each healthy baby comes into the world kicking and screaming, it is generally hungry and is ready to eat. When mother cradles baby in her arms, the food is right there at the infant’s mouth, and baby is programmed to root around and latch on and start sucking, drinking, in that life-giving milk – another profound miracle story of production. When you study the system from a designer’s perspective, it looks “very good.”
So what is a mother’s milk? It is good nutrition for the newborn? Does it meet specifications for growth and development? Much research done during the past two decades clearly shows that it is the perfect baby food. It appears to be designed by a loving Creator who knows what He is doing. Consider these observations.
For the first few days mother’s milk (called colostrum) is rich in proteins and low in sugar and fats. A perfect nutritional blend, it boosts the baby’s immune system and kick – starts the function of the infant’s fairly inactive and inexperienced digestive tract. For the next few days the milk changes to sweet watery liquid called transitional milk. The baby gets fully hydrated, and the sweetness appeal to the baby’s awakening senses. Roughly two weeks into life, mother’s milk composition shifts again to the so-called mature milk with watery foremilk and thicker, creamier hind milk. The fat and sugar content continue to rise, and the immunoglobulin levels fall. After about six months babies begin supplementing their diets with a little solid food as they continue their growth and development.
Have you ever perceived food as the most significant of all medicine? After I checked out the current world statistics hinting that that close to eleven million little ones perish every year that approximately half of those deaths are due to poor nutrition, it made the relationship between food and medicine strong in my thoughts. There is however a lot more. The illnesses that kill the majority of children (diarrhea, malaria, pneumonia, as well as measles) are considerably more serious when children have inadequate food or lack the right type. Certainly, food is genuinely our foremost medicine.
I can’t glance at a grapes, blueberries, tomato, potatoes, banana, or just grain of rice or wheat, etc., without moving my head in amazement and awe. To start with, consider of the packaging. Most possess waxy coatings or extraordinary skin or coverings that deliberate evaporation of moisture. A number of them change color when they get ripened to allow us to recognize that they are ready to eat. Ripe implies that the sour acids are entirely transformed to sweet sugars and that the hard fruits are getting tender and delectable. After that take into account their chemical substance. To date, food specialists and chemists have uncovered beyond nine hundred intricate chemical substances wrapped in fruits, veggies, nuts, and grains. These kinds of plant compounds (phytochemicals) have plenty of complex names such as beta-carotene, lycopene, as well as isoflavones. Undoubtedly the rest still continue to be undiscovered. The more we gain knowledge of these compounds , the more we understand that they safeguard us from major ailments including hypertension , diabetes , hardening of the arteries, high cholesterol , cardiovascular disease , cancer, poor eyesight , and so much more . These days I look at each impressive glistening berries, yummy nut, gleaming apple, as well as crunchy grain of cereal as a passionate well-being packet from my Creator. He created me and is aware of precisely what I ought to eat to stay healthy. Everything I necessitate for life and health is profusely obtainable in an ordinary diet of organic plant-based foods. Additionally, He didn’t serve it in a bitter pill form. The finest food for me is wonderfully bundled, feels good in the mouth, tastes and smells pleasant, and on top of that, it shields me from numerous diseases.
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If I were to ask of two places at home you would most likely go to relax after a stressful day, you would probably say bedroom and bathroom. Well, I am saying this because that’s what it is for me. I hope we share such thought.
Neptune Air Tub
Upon arriving home I usually go straight to the bedroom to lie down and rest a bit after a stressful day. As soon as I felt like my feet and body have relaxed I then go to the bathroom for a bath to cool myself. You would probably just enjoy this routine if you have a quality bath. And you would most like know what I mean with quality bath if you visit www.qualitybath.com.
At home we do not have a bath tub just yet but we have a wonderful shower and a spacious bathroom. I had been asking my husband to have a bath tub installed for me to be able to relax more, and he said I would be as soon as he is able to figure out which tub would best look good in our bathroom. I wish he’d get me an air tub.
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To most people, breakfast is a meal that’s usually taken for granted. They eat breakfast if they have time and they don’t if they don’t have time or they don’t feel like eating one. And to most people who say they eat breakfast, this usually means a cup or two of coffee and bread. For your best interest and information, I will consider three kinds of breakfast in this post.
Let’s see what a breakfast of bread and coffee has to offer you in terms of percentages of the common nutrients a normal adult would need for the day. Remember, a good breakfast should provide about ¼ to 1/3 of most of the nutrients the body needs for the day.
Except for iron, all other nutrients barely reached 10 percent of the recommended dietary allowances. And worse yet, vitamins A and C are not supplied.
Now, let’s see what happen if we add an egg, 2 pieces of boiled banana, and a teaspoon of margarine and just 1 tablespoon of evaporated milk to the hot drink.
Note the addition of vitamins A and C and the percentages of all nutrients now above 10, with some at 25 more percent of the recommended dietary allowance of the nutrients. The addition of banana is responsible for the vitamin C plus a little of each of the rest of the nutrients; egg for the iron, protein, vitamin A, calcium, thiamine and riboflavin; and the margarine (the brand that has been fortified with thiamine) for the thiamine or vitamin B1.
For hard working people, this breakfast can still be modified to give higher percentage of the different nutrient requirements. By adding 1 more cup of rice and replacing the egg with mongo beans guisado with 1 tablespoon *malunggay leaves, almost all nutrients are satisfied up to 30 percent and more of the recommended dietary allowance for the day.
*Malunggay leaves are popularly used in Filipino soups and broths especially tinola. The leaves are said to increase lactation in nursing mothers. Filipinos like to say that malunggay is “the most nutritious plant in the world.” It is rich in vitamins A and C and iron.
A good breakfast, therefore, will provide you with a generous supply of the needed nutrients, which in turn will assure you of the following benefits:
- Helps make one alert, efficient and resistant to fatigue.
- Stabilizes the blood sugar level, so there is less desire to overeat later on in the day.
- Increase sense of well-being.
- Better work performance, better concentration on one’s work and studies (for students).
- Decrease the desire to eat between meals.
- Better weight control.
- Better disposition.
Allergy is a very common illness, it varies differently, some are allergic to some food, others are allergic to some materials, and another maybe allergic to dust and others such as molds. Each of us might have our different allergies.
I am not a born asthmatic; I acquire some kind of allergy when I was 21, which later on progressed to asthma and this happened after a major mountain climb. I really don’t know what caused it, it could have been triggered by some pollens or some starch in the woods, I’m not sure. My husband could be worst, he is not asthmatic but he’s got allergic rhinitis. He’s very susceptible to dusts and to strong scents.
So we rented a house which was old. I always make it a point that the house is clean, knowing that dust could make my hubby sick. However no matter how I try dusts always find its way to us. I believe those dusts are from the old wood walls and ceilings. We endure three years in that house and then we decided to move out since my hubby’s allergy is getting severe.
We moved to another house. This time a concrete house, so we thought the house could be dust free. The place was cool because of there were many trees in the surroundings. There’s just one thing we different we notice from that house; the walls moisten every time it rain. We wonder how the water gets there. Sometimes we wipe the walls with dry clothes, those that we are able to reach. After some time I wonder why suddenly I have hard time breathing; get asthma attack like twice a week and my husband also have allergies again. We really wonder what could be wrong I always wipe the walls with dry clothes and vacuum clean the carpet and floor. We moved the lockers and discovered that thick molds were compounded there.
Moist walls collect dusts and are perfect place to grow mold, which is harmful to those with allergies. All the while we were unaware that we are breathing mold spores and thus our nasal passages were aggravated. My sister-in-law suggested that we contact a mold control experts and we did. Wish I could have discovered the problem earlier and contacted Mold Removal Experts in Phoenix our allergies could have not worsened.
Mean while, when a woman get to the age of 40, it is recommended that an annual Clinical Breasts Examination (CBE) should be done with the help of a qualified healthcare professional. The annual CBE is an excellent time for every woman to be taught the proper technique to examine their breasts, ask questions concerning their health, and note any change or irregularity.
Annual mammography, alternatively, should be done at the age of 40 and beyond. A mammograph is a low dose of X-ray of the breast used to perceive abnormalities, counting those too small for you and your doctor to detect (feel and see).
All women are at risk of developing breast cancer that is because of the female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, which can encourage breast cancer cell. Those women who have had early menstruation (before age 12), those who went through late menopausal (after age 55), and women who have not had offspring or who had their first child after age of 30 have a higher risk of budding breast cancer. This increase in risk may be due to a longer lifetime exposure to the hormones, estrogen, and progesterone.
As the case of breast cancer is fetching higher, the best decision and primary deterrence is the periodic screening.
At the age of early 20s, women should do breast self-examination. This assessment enables women to be familiar with their breasts for lumps, changes, or irregularities in shape or size of the breast.
Breast self-examination can be done during shower time. One can notice breast lumps when their skin is moist. Do small circles in up and down pattern in the surrounding region of your breasts by applying light and firm force over each area. Changes in color and texture of the skin and nipples should also be examined. Some other things that should be checked during BSE are swelling, nipple pulling inward, nipple discharge (not breast milk), and remarkable pain in the breasts.
Accordingly, BSE should be carried out five (5) to ten (10) days after the monthly menstruation period, and to those that no longer have their monthly cycle; they may do the examination anytime in a month.
To those who are crazy over weight lose yet can’t get rid of their appetite for foods this food could probably work for you. The key to a weight lose is through burning off calories. We all know that.
Have you ever heard of negative calorie diet or negative calorie foods? Well these foods do in fact have calories. Apples are one of the most popular negative calorie foods. The way they work in the body is different from any other foods. These foods oblige our bodies to work harder to break down the nutrients in the food. Apple for example with an average of 90 calories foods gets your system to burn about 120 calories during the process of digestion. The result is a net loss of 30 calories.
This means you can take as much as many apples as you want. Juice it or eat it raw. Apples are a tasty snack that does nothing to add to body fat.
As a woman, a mother, and a wife, I always look after cleanliness and neatness. I am not entirely meticulous but there are times that I have to. I do the laundry at home and make sure that clothes are all clean. I always want my kids and my husband to look neat. There are times that we also bring our clothes to laundry and pay for it. Every time our clothes are returned I always check each of them to make sure that they are not stained.
Well, kids are kids and even us adults sometimes accidentally drops some foods while eating. My 3 year old boy loves to eat; he eat in the sofa while watching his favorite show, he roam around sometimes while eating, and more often than not he drops his foods everywhere, more often he stained our leather sofa which, is one thing that make my hubby mad. Previously our leather sofa has really looked bad because of the deep stains that linger on it. The ketchup that has dried on the leather was really tough. I have tried removing it with soap and a wipe and some other material but it was real tough. My brother a police brought me a leather stain remover. He said he use leather stain remover to clean there upholster and some other leather material they wore and use in the office.
That was a really great relief for me. With the stain remover he gave me, all stains were gone, no deep and tough stain endures. Even better it makes my sofa look new