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Healthy Cooking Depends on a Healthy Pantry

Healthy cooking becomes a whole lot easier when you have a pantry stocked with the right ingredients. It is also one way of ensuring that the family gets healthy meals even when you are too tired or busy to cook an involved meal. For example, things like wraps, soups and other items can be stocked to help you put together a simple meal with very little time and effort.

Here are a few suggestions from the food experts that you may want to consider:

•Oils: olive oil, extra virgin olive oil, sunflower oil, canola oil – make sure oils are organic and unrefined.

•Grains, pulses, flours: whole wheat pasta, brown rice, wheat couscous, quinoa, lentils, garbanzo beans, black beans, kidney beans, cannellini beans, navy beans, whole wheat pastry flour, whole wheat plain flour.

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Others: vinegars (balsamic, apple cider), mustard, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, coconut milk, jam, soy sauce, chicken broth, marinara sauce – make sure all items…

Colorectal Cancer - Are You at Risk?

Some types of cancer are more common than others. It has been estimated that around 100,000 people can be diagnosed with the colorectal cancer per year in the US alone. The causes of this condition have not been found yet. However, researchers have found that some risk factors increase your chances of getting this kind of tumor in the colon or rectum.

One of the main colorectal cancer risk factors is aging. The older you are the higher your chance of getting the condition is. It has been estimated that the risk increases with every decade. That is why the disease usually strikes people over the age of 50. Despite this there are cases of younger individuals getting the condition as well.

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The presence of polyps in the colon or rectum increases the chances of getting this disease. These tissue growths are benign, but one type of them called adenoma is considered to be a sign for the development of colorectal cancer. In fact, physicians cons…

Effective Ways In Controlling Your Asthma

If you have asthma, you know what a burden it can cause in your life. Asthma attacks cause your body to weaken and feel miserable. When you have these attacks, you are limited in your ability to go places and to do things that you like to do. However, just because you have asthma, it does not mean that you are doomed to misery. You can learn how to cope and manage your condition so that you can live with it easier. Read this article for some helpful suggestions on how you can improve your asthma management.

Asthma is a condition of air not flowing through your lungs efficiently. Therefore, you do not want to expose yourself to anything that can cause your airway to constrict or which is unhealthy to your lungs. Smoking is one activity that you should avoid. Smoking deprives your lungs of oxygen, which makes your asthmatic condition worse. Even exposure to second-hand smoke can affect your breathing. Therefore, avoid smoking and second-hand smoke at all costs. If you ever have to enter …

Basic First Aid for Pet Owners

Accidents can happen at any time, anywhere and from the most unexpected sources. As a pet owner you need to be prepared to deal with a variety of problems in the most effective and efficient way. When you acquire a pet, make sure to put together a pet first aid box.

In this article we cover some of the common causes of health injury to pets and the best approaches to these problems.


If your pet gets burned the immediate thing to do is clean the area and immerse that part of the body in cold running water for a while. Wrap your pet up warmly and call the vet. Depending on the severity of the burn, the vet may advise appropriate treatment over the telephone or ask you to take the pet to the clinic.


Traffic accidents are probably one of the most common causes of serious injury to a pet. Dogs have no traffic sense and will dart into the middle of traffic to chase something. Cats too, often sustain injuries from a speeding vehicle. Never let your pet out into the garden without …

Day Spa Airbrush Tanning

Are you looking for a way to get a golden tan? Looking to get something that doesn’t look fake or orange toned? Airbrush tanning may be the answer for you. This can be the perfect solution to prevent damage from the sun. Airbrush tanning can be the perfect solution no matter what time of the year as it is.

Old fashioned going into the sun to get a tan can really do damage to your skin. Not only is it time consuming, but it can have long term damage effects to your skin. For people who burn easily, sun exposure can take more time to get tan as opposed to getting a spray tan. Spray tans can offer convenience and a natural golden looking tan that looks flawless each time.

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When it comes to finding a salon or spa that offers airbrush tanning, it can seem difficult but if you know how to find them, it’s not as bad. You can begin by searching through the phone book at the yellow pages. This can give you some that are located in your local area. …