Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Going Green At Home...What's in your Garbage Can?

Are you throwing away toxic waste that should never go out with the household garbage? The following       should never go out with the household garbage; batteries, paints, pesticides, cleaners and oils. These household items end up contaminating the soil and ground water. So to be sure that you are not polluting the soil or water supply, contact your city government or the EPA to find our how to properly dispose of hazardous waste.

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Shiketa Morgan
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Monday, April 26, 2010

Eat an Orange a Day for Optimal Health & Wellness!

One orange supplies 116.2% of the daily value for vitamin C-The World's Healthiest Foods

Eating an orange a day is a Natural Way to build a healthy immune system, disarm free radicals (which damages  DNA and causes cancer) in the body and prevent colds. Free Radicals triggers asthma, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. More over, oranges contain healing phytonutrients that offer numerous health benefits for our bodies.  Here are four more reasons  to eat an orange a day and they include:

-Oranges are a Great Source of Fiber
-Prevents Kidney Stones
-Reduces your chances of Ulcers and Stomach Cancer
-Lowers Cholesterol

The next time you go to the grocery store, don't forget the Oranges! The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends we eat 7 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Most people don't come anywhere close.

If you are not getting enough fruits and vegetables in your diet, here is the next best thing to fruits and vegetables. Feel Free to contact me in regards to this blog post at naturalliving101@aol.com or post your comment below.

Best of Health,
Shiketa Morgan
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Friday, April 23, 2010

Eat More Fruits & Vegetables and Less Junk Foods

Eating more Fruits and Vegetables is a Natural Way to prevent diseases such as: cancer, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure and heart attacks. The next time that you go to the grocery store, spend more time in the produce section and skip the junk food.

Feel Free to share your comments about this blog post. Why do you think people choose junk food over Fruits and vegetables?

With Your Health & Wellness in Mind!
Shiketa Morgan

Monday, April 12, 2010

5 Natural Ways to reduce your chances of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among females.~ CDC

In the Book, The World's Greatest Treasures of Health Secrets, Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman of Georgetown School of medicine listed four ways for women to reduce their risk of breast cancer and they are as follows: Eat more soy foods, Eat cruciferous vegetables, Avoid pesticides, Eat a low fat diet and Exercise.

1.) Eat more soy foods such as; Tofu and soy milk. Soy foods contain a plant estrogen called phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens inhibit th ebody's own production of estrogen which may provide the fuel for breast cancer growth.  **Soy Oil or Soy sauce contains phytoestrogens.

2.) Eat more brocolli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and kale. These vegetables affect estrogen metabolism.

3.) Consider eating organic produce. Organic produce is free of pesticides (which contain estrogen-like compounds.) Be sure to peel or wash all fruits and vegetables thouroughly.

4.) Be sure that less than 20% of your calories are from fat.

5.) Women who exercise aerobically for more than 3 hours aweek have a lower risk  of developing breast cancer.

There are also other preventive measures and they include; breast exams and annual well woman physicals. For questions regarding breast health contact your Physician or check out the Centers for disease control Breast Health Newsletter: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/pdf/cdc_breast_health_fact_sheet.pdf.

Please be sure to post your feedback about this blog post and share with every woman that you know!

With Your Health & Wellness in Mind!
Shiketa Morgan, Entrepreneur, Independent Health/Beauty Consultant

Source: (2008). Boardroom, Inc. The Worlds Greatest Treasury of Health Secrets...Newly expanded. Pages 130-131

Friday, April 9, 2010

How to Start an Organic Garden

Have you ever considered growing an Organic garden in your yard? Well, it's as easy as 1-2-3!! Scott Meyer, editor of Organic Gardening magazine provides some great gardening Tips in this Video. Check it out.

What do you think about the video and has it encouraged you to start an Organic Garden? Please post your comment. Happy Gardening!!

The Natural Way of Living,
Shiketa Morgan
email: naturalliving101@aol.com

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