Friday, July 4, 2008

Safety of Herbal Medicine

Safety When Using Herbal Medicine

Firstly - remember that herbal medicines are still medicines at the end of the day. Many of our most powerful modern drugs are derived from plants originally so it's no great surprise that extracts of those plants also have the active chemicals in them. You need to think about how the herbs might react in your system and also about how they might work with or against any other drugs you are taking.

Recent press reports have given significant cause for concern although - to be fair - the vast majority of those who take this kind of complementary herbal treatment do so with no adverse effects of any kind. If you are thinking about using herbs to improve your health then follow these simple guidelines to make sure that you and your family remain safe [Read more]

Master Class: Top 5 Ways To Help Control Your Anger

If you've got a close friend – maybe a person who has known you for years - or even someone in your family, talk things out with them. How you play this depends on you but often the simple act of talking about your feelings helps diffuse them. Oftentimes it doesn't matter if the person you're talking to says little if anything.

If talking to someone is too much for you or if your anger fits have got so bad that no-one will talk to you any more, then write it down. Write or type away without editing what you write. Just write constantly for between 5 and 15 minutes. This kind of "brain dump" lets your subconscious out into the open and you may be surprised at some of the things you write. There's no need to show anyone else what you've written so feel free to vent your anger on the paper or keyboard [Read more]

Safety Tips: If Your Daughter's Leaving For College

Today, unlike years ago, there are many kinds of personal safety and self protection devices available. Personal alarms are small and fit in any purse or pocket -- they even clip to your belt. These alarms give off a very loud sound that will get anyone's attention. Also, pepper spray comes in different camouflaged containers -- pagers, pens, key chains and even lipstick!

Think of how it was when you went to college or high school. If you were lucky, your classes were close to each other. If you were like me, each class was in a different building, scattered all over the campus, usually on the top floor. The library was never next to the dorm ...

When I went to college, it wasn't like it is today. Coeds could walk alone at night on campus and feel fairly secure. But today, with colleges becoming so large, the parking lots, labs, study halls and the library seem to be in darker and more distant locations.

Kids, being kids, will brave the dark and look for shortcuts. They don't realize what can happen to them. "It can't happen to me" seems to be the ongoing thought [Read more]

Late Bird Advice: 3 Food Categories That Help Burn Fat

Foods That Help Burn Fat #1: Citrus. These foods include limes, lemons, grapefruit, tangerines, and oranges. To get the most benefit from them you need to eat them in their freshest form, which means all by themselves. Don't attempt to cut them up and use them for a marinade because you will lose the calorie burning benefits. In addition, don't assume drinking them in juice form will work. Most juices bought at the store are filled with preservatives that negate the calorie burning benefits.

Foods That Help Burn Fat #2: Fruits and Vegetables. Not just any fruits and vegetables though, but fruits and vegetables that are rich in Cellulose. These include watermelon, cabbage, asparagus, carrots, broccoli, apples, and blueberries [Read more]

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