Friday, July 29, 2011

.: Shopping Tips: What To Consider When Buying Organi...

.: Shopping Tips: What To Consider When Buying Organi...: "Cochrane, Alberta ( July 23, 2011 ) - Organic foods may be healthier for your, but they are expensive. Produced without pesticides and o..."

Shopping Tips: What To Consider When Buying Organic Food Products.



Cochrane, Alberta ( July 23, 2011 ) - Organic foods may be healthier for your, but they are expensive. Produced without pesticides and other chemicals organic produce, meat and dairy products can cost 50% to 100% more than conventional counterparts. Despite these mark up, studies touting the health and environmental benefits of organic foods have made them more popular than ever before.

When buying organic, the first thing that you should be looking for, is to make sure that the product is properly labelled. Look for products that have certified organic labels. Fully organic products have the backing of the Quality Assurances International (QAI) or the Federal Department of Agriculture (FDA).

In addition to labelling, here are seven other shopping tips you should consider when purchasing organic.

Set Priorities - Buy organic apples, beef and spinach, that's because the conventional counterparts to these foods are laden with pesticides and other potentially harmful additives. Produce like papayas, bananas and broccoli require less pesticides to grow, thereby retaining little to no residue after washing. Also, read the label, seafood, cosmetics and cleaning products can be labelled "organic" without having to face the same requirements that are imposed on vegetable and meat.

Consider Your Alternative - Prices on organic meat, eggs and dairy products can be some of the most costly. Reason: Lack of Organic Foods for the animals. An alternative would be to consider antibiotic or hormone free foods. While the animal may have eaten regular food(s),  he meets the other half of the equation - no hormones/no antibiotics.

Organics go on sale, too - Conventional discount shopping wisdom also applies to organic foods. Keep an eye out for coupons and discounts. A second option, buy fruit and vegetables that are in season - this leads to more competitive pricing (lower prices).

Carefully, choose the store that you shop at - Look for Natural or Organic Stores in your neighbourhood and shop there. Preferably, locally owned and operated. That way, If you have any questions concerning organic foods, the staff might be able to handle your questions better with more quality answers.

Turn to local farmers - Local farmers in conjunction with seasonality, sometimes, produces great deals. Check out the local farmers in your area.

Consider Generics - Many supermarkets are adding organic lines to their private labels. A move that allows shoppers to buy organic at significant discounts over big name brands.

Look for organic sections - Larger supermarkets and large grocery store chains often have organic farm section(s) in their store(s).

About Life Choice

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Life Choice Natural Supplements and Vitamins “Healing the Nation One Person at a Time” (http://www.life-choice.net/)

The Life Choice Brand, a leader in the field of natural supplements and vitamins, supports continuing research into human health and nutrition.

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Source: Buy Organic Without Breaking The Bank. http://preventdisease.com/home/weeklywellness343.shtml

Source: How To Buy Organic Without Spending Alot. http://www.articlesphere.com/Article/How-To-Buy-Organic-Without-Spending-A-Lot/178582


Friday, July 22, 2011

.: Alternative Medicine and Placebo Research

.: Alternative Medicine and Placebo Research: "In this months edition of PreventDisease.com (July, 2011), Naturopath, Dr. Eldon Dahl weighs in on placebo research and the pursuit of heal..."

Alternative Medicine and Placebo Research

In this months edition of PreventDisease.com (July, 2011), Naturopath, Dr. Eldon Dahl weighs in on placebo research and the pursuit of health through alternative medicine.http://preventdisease.com/news/11/072111_alt_placebo.shtml

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

.: Teenagers And Sleep: How Much Sleep Does Your Teen...

.: Teenagers And Sleep: How Much Sleep Does Your Teen...: "Cochrane, Alberta (July 20, 2011) - How much sleep does your teenage son or daughter really need? According to the American Sleep Disorder A..."

Teenagers And Sleep: How Much Sleep Does Your Teen Really Need? How Much Sleep Is Your Teen Really Getting?

Cochrane, Alberta (July 20, 2011) - How much sleep does your teenage son or daughter really need? According to the American Sleep Disorder Association, the average teenager needs around 9.5 hours of sleep per night. Yet, studies show that the average teenager only gets an average of 7.4 hours per night.

What does this lack of sleep mean? According to research supported by the National Sleep Foundation, teenagers put themselves at risk if they do not get the recommended 9.5 hours of sleep a night. Listed below are just a few of the risk that your teenager may face if they are sleep deprived.

1) There is an increased risk of injury or accident, particularly when driving.
2) They tend to get lower grades and poorer school performance.
3) They tend to be more emotional or have more behavioral problems, such as negative moods.
4) There is an increased use of stimulants (particularly caffeine and nicotine).
5) There is a tendency towards increased use of alcohol use and/or use of similar substances

You now know the risks, but what are the signs? According to the National Sleep Foundation, the following behavioral traits may be a sign that your teen is lacking sleep.

1) They have difficulty waking up in the morning.
2) They show signs of being very irritable late in the day.
3) They are falling asleep spontaneously during quiet times of the day.
4) They are sleeping for extra hours on the weekends.

If you think that your son or daughter is lacking sleep, what is the cure? According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the following advice could lead to better sleep for your teenager.

1) Get them to stick to a sleep schedule that includes 9.5 hours a night (weekends included).
2) Have them avoid the use of caffeine (and nicotine) late in the afternoon and early evenings.
3) Have them avoid large meals and beverages late at night.
4) Get them to relax before bed by listening to soft music or reading a book.
5) Get them to take a hot bath before bed as this will help relax them.
6) Provide them with a good sleeping environment.
7) Have the right amount of sunlight exposure entering their bedroom.

As always, if you or your teen has questions or concerns about his or her sleep, please contact your doctor or other health care provider.

About Life Choice

Life Choice Brands is a marketer of a variety of natural supplements and vitamins

Life Choice Natural Supplements and Vitamins "Healing The Nation One Person At A Time" Life Choice 

The Life Choice Brand, a leader in the field of natural supplements and vitamins, supports continuing research into human health and nutrition. Life Choice supports healthy teens and healthy living.

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Teens And Sleep: What parents need to know: http://teenhealth.about.com/od/physicalhealth/a/teensleep.htm

Teenagers and Sleep: http://parentingteens.about.com/cs/teensandsleep/a/teenssleepwell.htm

Thursday, July 14, 2011

.: The Health Benefit Of Oranges: Much More Than Just...

.: The Health Benefit Of Oranges: Much More Than Just...: The Health Benefit of Oranges: Much More Than Just A Colorful Fruit Cochrane, Alberta, July 13, 2011 - Life Choice Brand, a leading name in..."

The Health Benefit Of Oranges: Much More Than Just A Colorful Fruit

The Health Benefit of Oranges: Much More Than Just A Colorful Fruit

Cochrane, Alberta, July 13, 2011 - Life Choice Brand, a leading name in the natural supplements and vitamin industry, reminds us that “an apple a day may keep the doctor away”, but an orange a day (especially, if it is 100% organically grown), may provide you with a longer life and healthier body.  Life Choice reminds us about the health benefits that exist within this very colorful and tasty fruit.

We all know that oranges are rich in vitamin C. Studies have shown that an average size orange can provide you with 92% of your recommended daily intake of this important vitamin. But did you know that oranges have other benefits?                                                                                                                                                                           
Research has indicated the following benefits of oranges:*

- Oranges help contribute to a healthier body and longer life
- Oranges possess cancer fighting compounds and help fight common illnesses
- Oranges are rich in vitamin C, and thus, help prevent or treat the common cold
- Oranges are rich in antioxidants, thus, helping the body fight cell damage                                          
- Oranges help contribute to a healthy immune system

The Life Choice Brand, a leading name in the natural supplements and vitamin industry, supports continuing research in the area of human health and nutrition.

About Life Choice
Life Choice Brands is a marketer of a variety of natural supplements and vitamins.
Life Choice Natural Supplements and Vitamins “Healing the Nation One Person at a Time”  (http://www.life-choice.net/)

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“Explanation Of Benefit Of Oranges For Good Health”   http://thebest-healthy-foods.com/benefit-oranges-for-good-health/

*best if you select an orange that is 100% organically grown

               

                 

Monday, July 11, 2011

.: Thyroid Cancer: The Fastest Growing Cancer For Wom...

.: Thyroid Cancer: The Fastest Growing Cancer For Wom...: "Thyroid Cancer: The Fastest Growing Cancer For Women In The United States Cochrane, Alberta, July 11, 2011 - Thyroid Cancer is the fasti..."

Thyroid Cancer: The Fastest Growing Cancer For Women In The United States


Thyroid Cancer: The Fastest Growing Cancer For Women In The United States

Cochrane, Alberta, July 11, 2011 - Thyroid Cancer is the fasting growing cancer in women. 45,000 new cases of Thyroid Cancer are expected this year in America, and 3 out of 4 of these cases will be woman. 

Life Choice Brand, a leader in natural supplements and vitamins, supports the research that is currently being done in this field, especially, when the research focuses on the prevention and cure of this disease.
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Life Choice notes two particular articles one by Dr. Oz http://www.drozfans.com/dr-ozs-advice/dr-oz-thyroid-cancer-fastest-growing-cancer-in-women and the other by AU graduate student Caroline Stetler, herself a survivor of thyroid cancer http://thyroid.about.com/b/2009/05/04/thyroid-cancer-increase.htm

Life Choice points out that Stetler’s study (published in the March, 2009 issue of the Journal “Cancer Epidemiology and Biomarkers Prevention”) found that from the years 1980 to 2005, the number of thyroid tumors larger than 2 centimeters increased.  According to the researcher herself, “There is now proof the increasing rate is not just a reflection of improved detection.”

In one of her articles, Stetler reviews some of the theories about what is causing the increase in thyroid cancer, these include:
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             Nuclear fallout exposure
-          Hereditary: The role of genes
-          Benign/autoimmune thyroid disease
-          Increased exposure to CT-scans
-          Environmental pollutants, including per chlorate, polychlorinated biphenyls and dioxins
-          Iodine deficiency
-          Obesity

About Life Choice

Life Choice Brands is a marketer of a variety of natural supplements and vitamins.
Life Choice Natural Supplements and Vitamins “Healing the Nation One Person at a Time”  (http://www.life-choice.net/)

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Why Is Thyroid Cancer The Fastest Growing Cancer In The United States http://thyroid.about.com/b/2009/05/04/thyroid-cancer-increase.htm

Monday, July 4, 2011

.: Parents: Please Think Twice Before Allowing Your C...

.: Parents: Please Think Twice Before Allowing Your C...: "Parents: Please Think Twice Before Allowing Your Children To Use Fluoride Cochrane, Alberta – July 4, 2011 – ..."

Parents: Please Think Twice Before Allowing Your Children To Use Fluoride



Parents: Please Think Twice Before Allowing Your Children To Use Fluoride

Cochrane, Alberta – July 4, 2011 – Life Choice brand, a leader in the natural supplements and vitamin industry agree with the results of a study published in the scientific research journal “Neurologia”, (June, 2011) that “the prolong ingestion of fluoride may cause significant damage to health, particularly to the nervous system."

In this study, the researchers (Valdex-Jimenez et al.) concluded, "It is important to be aware of this serious problem (fluoride use) and avoid the use of toothpaste and items that contain fluoride, particularly in children as they are more susceptible to the toxic effects of fluoride."

Valdez-Jimenez, et al. describe studies that show fluoride induces changes in the brain's physical structure and biochemistry which affects the neurological  and mental development of individuals including cognitive processes, such as learning and memory. They stated, "fluoride is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier, which may cause biochemical and functional changes in the nervous system during pregnancy, since the fluoride accumulates in brain tissue before birth," they write.*

A different research team (Tang et al.) reported in 2008 that "A qualitative review of the studies found a consistent and strong association between the exposure to fluoride and low IQ." (Biological Trace Element Research)  

In 2006, the U.S. National Research Council's (NRC) expert fluoride panel reviewed fluoride toxicology and concluded, "It's apparent that fluorides have the ability to interfere with the functions of the brain."

Vyvyan Howard, M.D., Ph.D., a prominent fetal toxicologist and past-President of the International Society of Doctors for the Environment, said that current brain/fluoride research convinces him that we should stop water fluoridation.

Many communities have stopped or rejected fluoridation in the past several years – the most recent is Fairbanks, Alaska.  This year, seven New York City Council Members co-sponsored legislation to stop fluoridation in NYC.

About Life Choice

Life Choice Brands is a marketer of a variety of natural supplements and vitamins.
For more information on their products please visit www.life-choice.net/

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