Sunday, September 27, 2009

How to Convert an Attic Into Living Space

How to Convert an Attic Into Living Space

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

How To Recognize the Signs of Anorexia and Bulimia

Two of the worlds most serious eating disorders are bulimia, which involves consuming large amounts of food and then purging them by either laxative abuse or self-induced vomiting; and anorexia nervosa, which is characterized by distorted body image and self-starvation. Although anorexia and bulimia are two separate disorders, many of those who are affected exhibit features of both.

More than 90 percent of those who suffer from these disorders are young women and adolescent girls. Anorexia usually begins when the their young bodies begin to change during early adolescence and the more their bodies change, the more convinced they become that they are getting fat.


Friday, September 18, 2009

How to Save Money and Stretch Your Food Budget

With the economy in the state that it’s in, it is becoming increasingly difficult for families to eat a healthy diet while staying within their weekly food budget. Knowing how to shop and what to shop for can ease the strain of a struggling economy and make the most of your weekly food budget.

STOCK UP The first rule to saving money on groceries is to stock up on non-perishable food items such as canned vegetables, pasta sauces, beans, evaporated milk, canned fish and condiments. These items have a very long shelf life, so they are perfect to stock up on, and buying cans in bulk and staying stocked up means not having to pay full price when you need them. For example if your family uses two cans of baked beans each week at $0.89 each, make it a habit to buy several when you see them on sale for $0.49 - $0.59 each. That is only 30 - 40 cents per week savings, but it adds up to between $41.60 - $52.00 per year. Just for baked beans. Imagine the total savings per year if all of your canned goods. Read more...

The Importance of Magnesium in Healthy Bodies

Although it is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when we think about our health, magnesium is one of the most important health promoting minerals. The average human body only contains about one ounce of magnesium, half of which is stored in the bones, yet this tiny amount is vital to hundreds of bodily functions. One of the most versatile minerals, magnesium plays a big part in nerve function, energy production, bone and tooth formation as well as muscle relaxation.

Because society today has become so dependent on processed foods that contain little or no magnesium, many of us do not have adequate stores of this valuable mineral. In order to maintain good health, it is important that we add magnesium to our diets, because even a moderate deficiency can increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Severe deficiencies can result in irritability, nervousness, fatigue, muscle spasms and irregular heartbeat.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hearty Beef and Winter Vegetable Stew

Root vegetables are full of vitamin C, beta-carotene and folate, are low in fat and high in fiber. They are the perfect addition to any meal, or served as the main course.

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How to Get Rid of Tough Pet Odors

While tough stains on carpeted areas can be a big problem for pet owners, the accompanying odors can be unbearable and seem almost impossible to get rid of. Animals have an amazing sense of smell, so if the job is not done properly, enough odor will remain for the animal can relocate the spot and soil it again.

Pet odors are protein based and cannot be eliminated with everyday spot cleaning methods. In order to remove the odor an enzyme based cleaner/deodorizer must be used and a proper procedure must be followed.