“Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.” ~ President Theodore Roosevelt
For people who need to lose weight, do sugar substitutes really help? Do people with diabetes benefit by substituting products made with Sweet‘N Low, Splenda, or NutraSweet in their diet? How about our children growing up ingesting these sugar substitutes; is there any concern for their future health?
Harry is an adorable 9-year-old Cocker Spaniel who loves spending time with his people. He is so cheerful that his tail wags nonstop and he has a permanent smile on his face. Harry enjoys being petted and loves to have his ears scratched. He loves to be gently brushed and follow his people. He enjoys patrolling and sniffing the backyard. Even better is going on walks — Harry loves them and is good on his leash, never pulling and always by your side.
Prosecutors in three Arizona counties are using new figures on where teens now get their marijuana to lobby against making the drug legal for all adults. But the data may not be as clear-cut as it seems.
Halloween doesn’t only bring out the ghosts and zombies — it’s also full of plastic wrappers, one-time costumes and wasted pumpkins, but some simple tips can help you make your holiday a little more sustainable.
The National Confectioners Association (NCA) is estimating $2.5 billion in candy sales this year throughout the U.S. This estimate is a $450 million increase from 2013. That is a lot of candy reaching our children’s mouths! Fortunately for the children’s teeth, the NCA reports that 40 percent of parents nationally take effort to limit their child’s candy consumption, and most encourage brothers and sisters to share their candy verses having all the candy to themselves.
The word watermark doesn’t tend to come up in casual conversation. Yet consciously or unconsciously, watermarks are a big part of daily life and faith. Here are a few examples. High quality stationery has long been associated with watermarks. I can still remember my mom’s special bond quality writing paper, with the curious watermark on every page. We all handle money regularly, but if you work in retail, banking, or any profession that deals with money frequently, then you’ll be more than familiar with the watermarks used in paper currency to help stop counterfeiting. The same is also true of those who work in airport security checking passports for the safety of all travelers. If you’re in any kind of construction work, home or building repair specialist, then watermarks have a whole different meaning, especially if you’re called in to deal with the aftermath of a flood or some other type of water damage. Then there’s digital watermarking used in audio or image data for copyright purposes. Other types of digital watermarks protect data integrity and computer security. Last, but not least, from a spiritual perspective, the word watermark reminds us of our baptism.
The weather is slowly getting cooler and more ghosts and pumpkins are starting to appear, but for several Ahwatukee Foothills families, the goblins and zombies have been on their minds for weeks already.
As women transition into menopause, known as peri-menopause, hormone levels can be all over the board. Some women sail smoothly into menopause experiencing little if any symptoms at all, while others suffer physical, emotional and psychological symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, newly-found belly fat, insomnia, moodiness, anxiety, hair loss, cognitive changes, joint pain, and decreased or totally absent libido.
Estrogen dominance and estrogen dominant cancers such as breast and prostate cancer are fueled by estrogen overload. Although there are numerous reasons why women predominantly experience estrogen dominance (use of birth control, menopause and pregnancy), millions of men, children and teenagers are increasingly affected by estrogen dominance due to their diet, lifestyle choices and the environment.
Sports drinks were first created in the 1960s. Gatorade, for example, was developed by researchers at the University of Florida to help athletes replace water lost as a result of exercise and exposure to heat and humidity. The product included water, small amounts of carbohydrates/sugars, and electrolytes. People who exercise, especially in the Arizona heat, need to replace water on a regular basis. However, experts indicate that, except for those who are vigorously active, special sports drinks are not necessary — water does the job.
How would you like to have more energy? Sounds like a dream, right? It’s possible to make that dream come true if you’re willing to make a few dietary changes. It helps to understand the foods that naturally give your body more energy and which foods drain your energy.