Being at home for holiday gatherings, spending time with my family and friends as we gather around each other, Giving Thanks to God for bringing us together again, and sharing stories are special memories. The things we share with each other are deeply felt from within our hearts that neither of us will ever forget. For the gifts that are priceless are the ones that are heartfelt; their roots are within our soul.
The warm words of “Hello, it is so good to see you, again” and the hugs we share showing each other how much we love and care, bring tears to my eyes and warmth in my heart, with each day of knowing we will soon depart.
God sitting upon his heavenly throne has looked down upon us and smiled, as he poured out his blessings of love and kindness to each of us.
The peaceful atmosphere is filled with joy and happiness, as we sit around our table to express thanks to God, is one I will always cherish. I feel a special kind of love for my family and friends, with gratitude to God for allowing us to spend this holiday together once again.
Happy Holidays to my family and friends,
Ellen J. Barrier
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The challenges we face to maintain good health habits become more aggressive during the holidays.
More time is spent eating and entertaining ourselves with family and friends, and less time is geared toward continuing the routine exercises and paying close attention to eating lesser calories and our salt intake as well as, eating smaller portions of food, during the holidays.
Eating unhealthy snacks between meals, and replacing water with pop and other beverages that are high in calories, can become a challenge to resist, while vacationing during the holidays. Cooking during the holidays can create a challenge. Over-sampling the food while preparing holiday meals is a weakness. The challenge to resist the temptation to eat a meal rather than a sample is aggressive.
To maintain good health habits during the holidays, we have to face each of our weaknesses and learn how to control our eating habits.
- Continue to do as many exercise routines as possible
- Eat smaller portions of food
- Drink more water
- Avoid salty foods
- Monitor the calorie counts
- Include fruits and vegetables in the holiday meals
Salty foods along with other seasoning used in foods, are tasty and enjoyable to the taste buds; making it easy to become addicted to them, while they present a challenge to our health. To deal with these challenges we have to face them and find the strength within ourselves to resist the temptation to yield to them, and maintain good health habits.
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In the year of February 1996, scientists revealed that countless numbers of deadly viruses are lurking in the world, that they have no cures for. These scientists warned that, “At sometime, somewhere, there will be an outbreak that will destroy the entire world.” They informed that “One drop of infected blood, can wipe out a whole city.”
These scientists further stated, that the United States has come face to face with the full-blown viral crises that there are no cures for.
Kikwit, Zaire ___ May, 1995: 600,000 people were placed under quarantine due to fear of an outbreak of the Ebola Virus. The virus was said to have killed more than 100 people. There is no cure for this virus.
The Ebola virus has continued to spread to other areas of the world and destroy thousands of lives.
Symptoms of the Ebola Virus According to This Report
Hemorrhaging from every orifice of the body
Note: Australia___April , 1995: A new virus called Morbillivirus that is related to measles in humans and distemper in cattle, dogs, seals, and porpoises, killed 14 horses and their trainer. According to scientists, this virus is an example of a newly “emerging infection that has joined the Hantavirus, Tuberculosis, and others as potential new threats to world health.
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Healing and Health
The ability for the body to heal at a faster or normal pace determines how healthy a person is. A healthy body is well nourished. It will heal faster than a body that is unhealthy. Also, an unhealthy body is susceptible to germ causing sicknesses and diseases that can be transmitted to others.
The immune system in a heathy person will fight against germs. Good hand washing, a well-balanced diet with exercise and spiritual support, are helpful in maintaining good health habits, and a positive outlook on life. Visit Ellen Barrier at Morinda for products and personal care items.
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What is Vitamin D?
Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) is a fat- soluble vitamin. It is produced in the skin by the action of sunlight. It is also, found in animal products.
What is the Function of Vitamin D?
The function of vitamin D is to enhance the absorption of Dietary Calcium; helps to form bones and teeth. It aids the systems that require Calcium: circulatory, nervous, and muscles, and utilize Calcium and Phosphorous in blood and bone building.
What are the Food Sources for Vitamin D?
Food sources: nuts, fortified milk, cheese, butter, margarine, fortified cereal and breads, oily fish, liver, eggs, cod liver oil, dried peas and beans.
What are the Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency?
The symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency are bone diseases, rickets, caries, decay, and disintegration of bones or teeth.
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Unless our bunk accomplice is disturbing our sleep, the greater part of us don’t consider wheezing something to be excessively worried about. In any case successive, uproarious wheezing may be an indication of sleep apnea, a typical and conceivably genuine issue in which breathing over and again stops and begins as you sleep. Despite the fact that sleep apnea is treatable, it frequently goes unrecognized. Figuring out how to distinguish the cautioning signs, how to recognize it from ordinary wheezing, is the first venture to overcoming sleep apnea and getting a decent night’s sleep.
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea influences the way you inhale when you’re sleeping. In untreated sleep apnea, breathing is quickly interfered with or gets extremely shallow throughout sleep. These breathing stops commonly last between 10 to 20 seconds and can happen up to several times each night, shocking you out of your regular sleep mood. As a result, you invest more of an opportunity in light sleep and less time in the profound, remedial sleep you have to be fiery, rationally sharp, and beneficial the one day from now.
This incessant sleep hardship brings about daytime sleepiness, moderate reflexes, poor focus, and an expanded danger of mishaps. Sleep apnea can additionally prompt genuine wellbeing issues about whether, including diabetes, hypertension, coronary illness, stroke, and weight pick up. In any case with treatment you can control the symptoms, recover your sleep on track, and begin revel in being invigorated and alarm consistently.
Types of sleep apnea
- Obstructive sleep apnea is the most well-known sort of sleep apnea. It happens when the delicate tissue in the once again of your throat unwinds throughout sleep and obstructs the aviation route, frequently making you wheeze uproariously.
- Central sleep apnea is a considerably less normal sort of sleep apnea that includes the central sensory system, happening when the mind neglects to sign the muscles that control relaxing. Individuals with central sleep apnea at times wheeze.
- Complex sleep apnea is a blending of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.
Life structures of a sleep apnea scene
As wind stream quits throughout a sleep apnea scene, the oxygen level in your blood drops. Your cerebrum reacts by quickly exasperating your sleep enough to kick begin breathing which regularly continues with a heave or a gagging sound. In the event that you have obstructive sleep apnea, you presumably won’t recall these enlightenments. More often than not, you’ll blend simply enough to tighten your throat muscles and open your windpipe. In central sleep apnea, you may be aware of your enlightenments.
Sleep apnea signs and symptoms
It might be difficult to distinguish sleep apnea on your own, since the most noticeable symptoms just happen when you’re asleep. At the same time you can get around this trouble by asking a bunk accomplice to watch your sleep propensities, or by recording yourself throughout sleep.
Real signs and symptoms of sleep apnea
On the off chance that stops happen while you wheeze, and if stifling or heaving take after the stops, these are real signs that you have sleep apnea.
An alternate basic indication of sleep apnea is battling sleepiness throughout the day, at work, or while driving. You may end up quickly nodding off throughout the calm minutes of the day when you’re not dynamic. Regardless of the fact that you don’t have daytime sleepiness, chat with your specialist on the off chance that you have issues breathing throughout sleep.
Other basic signs and symptoms of sleep apnea
- Morning migraines
- Memory or learning issues and not having the capacity to think
- Feeling crabby, discouraged, or having disposition swings or identity changes
- Awakening to urinate
- Dry mouth or sore throat when you wake up
Signs and symptoms of sleep apnea in youngsters
While obstructive sleep apnea could be regular in kids, its not generally simple to perceive. Notwithstanding consistent uproarious wheezing, youngsters with sleep apnea may receive abnormal sleeping positions and experience the ill effects of bedwetting, extreme sweat during the evening, or night fear.
On the off chance that you think your kid may have sleep apnea, counsel a pediatrician who represents considerable authority in sleep issue. When obstructive sleep apnea is diagnosed, surgery to evacuate the kid’s tonsils or adenoids typically amends the issue.
Eating proper foods for the main meals, which most people consider to be breakfast and dinner along with healthy snacks are very important to our health. It is most important to make sure children get the proper foods they need to aid in growth and healthy bones and teeth. The meals prepared at home if done according to our basic food groups, will provide for proper nutrition.
Having a daily form of exercise is necessary to have a healthy body and mind. The body is able to relax and the thought process is helped when both nutrition and exercise is used properly in daily family planning.
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