Health Articles – Page 4

Probiotics: What They Are and Why They Matter

What exactly are probiotics, and why does everyone think you should eat them?

It seems like every yogurt and a good chunk of other foods contain probiotics these days. It’s a huge selling point: probiitics this and probiotic that. But the fact remains that most of us consume these foods without really understanding what probiotics are. We just take the food industry’s word that they’re good for us.

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Get the Trans Fat Facts in Your Diet

Worried about trans fat foods? This guide can help you avoid this fatty poison

When it comes to trans fat, experts believe that we might as well be eating poison. That’s right: there’s simply no upside when it comes to trans fats. They’re essentially a heart attack in food form — far more so than the normal American diet of high fat, low nutritional foods.

Understanding the facts about trans fat foods helps you protect yourself, and your family, from this nutritional nightmare.

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Lysol Cleaner: The Disinfectant of Choice?

Is Lysol everything it’s cracked up to be?

It’s not at all uncommon to see Lysol cleaner and Lysol disinfectant around these days, especially with the flu germs circulating. It’s perfectly natural to want to kill germs — especially if you have young children. But is Lysol the way to go, or is it more trouble than it’s worth?

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Eat Healthy, Eat Cheap — Is it Possible?

Yes it is! Follow these 4 tips and eat healthy

You can’t underestimate how important it is to eat healthy. Without good nutrition, your immune system is compromised and you find yourself getting sick more often. The problem is most people think eating healthy means buying expensive foods. This doesn’t have to be the case. Learn to prepare healthy, easy, low cost meals by following these tips.

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Safety First! What You Need to Know About Child Safety

Follow these child safety tips to protect your baby

One of the most important things new parents need to learn is child safety. Thousands of children are hurt in their own homes every year — often, these accidents were preventable. To keep your child safe, follow these tips about child safety in the home.

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Assisted Living — 4 Tips to Help Make the Right Choice

Are you considering assisted living for yourself or a loved one? Here are some tips to help you with this difficult decision

Making the move to assisted living is a difficult decision for all concerned. Whether you need to make the move for yourself or a loved one, here are some tips to help you make the right decision and one you can feel good about.

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What Do All These Kinds of Tea Mean?

Wondering about the kinds of tea in your local grocery store? Here’s the breakdown

In the past, the supermarket offered exactly two kinds of tea: black and herbal. Then different flavors of black tea to joined the fun. Then the herbal teas expanded, too, and before you knew it, your local supermarket tea selection looked like an Indian bazaar. So what’s the deal with all these different kinds of teas — and do they really do what they promise?

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Choosing the Right Water Filter for Your Home

Know your water filter types before you buy

Concerned about the quality of your families’ drinking water? Consider purchasing a water filter. Before you buy, follow these tips to be sure you’re buying the right filter for your family.

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The Truth About Hand Sanitizer

Is hand sanitizer really effective for cleaning hands? Find the answers here

Of course you know what hand sanitizer is in this day and age. A few years ago almost no one used the stuff, but now sanitizer hand gel is everywhere you look. And with good reason: with the outbreak of H1N1, people are more concerned than ever with protecting themselves from seasonal viruses.

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Don’t Risk your Dog’s Health… Feed Him the Very Best Dog Food

Know which ingredients are good and which to avoid when buying dog food

It’s tempting to try and save money when it comes to buying dog food. But resist that temptation. Feeding your dog poor quality food can make him sicker than … well a dog. Show your dog how much you love him by feeding him the best dog food and avoid the ingredients listed below.

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