Back in 2013 I wrote a series of articles about low-cost or no-cost health tips.
I thought it was time to dust them off and send them out again. The information I shared then is as pertinent as ever.
Enjoy the Kids Talk Health Series. Simply click on the title or picture to go to the article.
When we first were married, my husband’s habit was to drink a 16-ounce glass of orange juice for breakfast. To that we added pancakes with maple syrup. During my honeymoon year I found that by ten o’clock in the morning I was nauseous and sweating. After weeks of these episodes, off I went to the doctor, only to discover that I had low blood sugar. My newlywed diet was too high in sugars so I made an effort to avoid them. When I succumbed to the siren call of a donut, I felt bad. Read more.
Let The Sunshine In
How much of the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D3, do we need to maintain optimum health?
The major biological function of vitamin D is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong bones. It promotes bone mineralization in concert with a number of other vitamins, minerals, and hormones. Read more.
Tips To Focus
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
The age long problem of trying to figure out cause/effect is part of the issue of trying to deal with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD.
Are people unable to calm down and focus because of their brain chemistry, or is their brain chemistry created by their inability to calm their mind? Read more.
Don’t Snooze, You Lose
After reading John Medina’s book, Brain Rules, and William DeMent’s The Promise of Sleep, I began to see sleep as an important way to maintain optimum health.
Medina tells us that people fall into three kinds of sleepers: Larks, Hummingbirds and Night Owls. Read more.
“When you’re smiling the whole world smiles with you.” When Louie Armstrong sang that song you couldn’t help but smile and feel better.
Current research indicates that smiling does more than make you feel better. Smiling actually makes you better. Smiling has a strong connection with your general health and well-being. Smiling releases endorphins, natural painkillers, and serotonin. Smiling gives you a natural high. Read more.
Create A Relationship Toolbox
What are simple ways we can create a lifetime of good health?
In this series of articles we’ve looked at the positive benefits of…
- consuming less than 25 grams of sugar per day,
- having vitamin D3 levels at a minimum of 40 to 60 ng/ml,
- learning how to focus your mind, along with
- getting adequate sleep, especially if you are a night owl or live with a night owl.
All of these are effective, low-costs way to improve your health and your family’s health.
We’ll finish with a discussion of the importance of having the right tools to building robust relationships. Read more.
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