God Already Knows



Humans have a natural tendency to feel disappointed when things seem to be going against us, often times expressing it through complaints and anger. But that only adds to the sense of helplessness and disappointment we're already feeling.

There is a famous story in Numbers 11 where the Israelites complained against God about the lack of variety in their diet. God provided the people with manna which is a nutritious bread, it fell from the sky and the people were instructed to gather it up six days a week.

But after a while the Israelites grew tired of the manna and complained and wailed outside Moses' tent saying that they had better food back in Egypt. Moses, for his part, complained to God about the people's grumbling and went so far as to say that God should just kill him:

"Why have you brought this trouble on your servant? What have I done to displease you that you put the burden of all these people on me? 12Did I conceive all these people? Did I give them birth? Why do you tell me to carry them in my arms, as a nurse carries an infant, to the land you promised on oath to their ancestors? 13Where can I get meat for all these people? They keep wailing to me, ‘Give us meat to eat!’ 14I cannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is too heavy for me. 15If this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me—if I have found favor in your eyes—and do not let me face my own ruin."  

This made for a very tense situation. I could imagine the people grumbling and complaining about their daily bread, Moses' agitated complaints to God about the ingratitude of the masses and God's anger about the entire situation.

God responded by saying to Moses "16 “Bring me seventy of Israel’s elders who are known to you as leaders and officials among the people. Have them come to the tent of meeting, that they may stand there with you. 17I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take some of the power of the Spirit that is on you and put it on them. They will share the burden of the people with you so that you will not have to carry it alone.

18“Tell the people: ‘Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, when you will eat meat. The Lord heard you when you wailed, “If only we had meat to eat! We were better off in Egypt!” Now the Lord will give you meat, and you will eat it. 19You will not eat it for just one day, or two days, or five, ten or twenty days, 20but for a whole month—until it comes out of your nostrils and you loathe it—because you have rejected the Lord, who is among you, and have wailed before him, saying, “Why did we ever leave Egypt?” ’ ”

21But Moses said, “Here I am among six hundred thousand men on foot, and you say, ‘I will give them meat to eat for a whole month!’ 22Would they have enough if flocks and herds were slaughtered for them? Would they have enough if all the fish in the sea were caught for them?”

23The Lord answered Moses, “Is the Lord’s arm too short? Now you will see whether or not what I say will come true for you.”

24So Moses went out and told the people what the Lord had said."

It appeared that God was going to give the people exactly what they wanted because He sent quail in from the sea but there was a caveat: "31Now a wind went out from the Lord and drove quail in from the sea. It scattered them up to two cubits deep all around the camp, as far as a day’s walk in any direction. 32All that day and night and all the next day the people went out and gathered quail. No one gathered less than ten homers. Then they spread them out all around the camp. 33But while the meat was still between their teeth and before it could be consumed, the anger of the Lord burned against the people, and he struck them with a severe plague. 34Therefore the place was named Kibroth Hattaavah,because there they buried the people who had craved other food."

The Israelites' complaint was a challenge to God and He met it accordingly.

This isn't to say that we have no right to express our grievances and unhappiness about bad situations. In 1 Peter 5:7 the apostle tells us to "cast all of our anxiety before the Lord for He cares for you."

God wants us to tell Him about what ails us. Asaph did it in Psalm 73 wherein he expressed his sadness about wicked people seemingly getting ahead in life while good righteous people appear to get the short end of the stick.

Habakkuk, an old Testament prophet had a long talk with God about the problems the righteous face (Habakkuk 1 - 3) . He felt dismayed about what he perceived as evil being allowed to profit at the expense of the righteous. The prophet was right in talking to God, he did it in a respectful way in contrast to the Israelites who were ungrateful for what God was providing for them.


Comfort In Our Troubles

I recall how a daughter of God went through great travails but didn't complain. She looked forward with hope to better things and even as her situation grew more serious she held out hope for God and for the words that Peter had said in 1 Peter 5:7.

With all that was going on around her, though there were a few times in which she did seem very sad, she did not rail her fists at God nor wail and cry out or scream. Instead she felt peace in knowing God was with her. God sent the Comforter to her and also blessed her to be with her ever loving children whom she also loves so that she would be okay. This daughter of God also had the support of her many friends who love her.

And in time when God called her spirit home to forever be with Him in heaven she went peacefully in gentle sleep and her children were there and know that her example is a good one. For God does remember and watches and will do His work all the time. (“If you belong to Christ, then you are Abram’s seed and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:29)

The daughter of God set a good example for her children who are also children of God and all of them have the promise that they all will be reunited in heaven and to do the work of the Lord there for where God is, she is and her children will be in time.

The world is a stressful place. We often make plans and when they don't come to fruition, we get the urge to grumble and complain. But we must be careful to not fall into a sense of entitlement thinking that God owes us something.

He doesn't.

We must remember that we belong to God. We are His creation and He will do as He sees fit.

God watches us all the time, nothing is beyond His notice. We must be patient and wait on Him. Because God is compassionate:"The LORD is compassionate and merciful; he is patient and demonstrates great loyal love." Psalm 103 (verse 8).

God knows about our pain: "“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)"

God welcomes our sincere complaints: "A prayer of the afflicted when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord." Psalm 102:25-27

God is faithful: “Faithful is He who calls you, and He will also bring it to pass.” Thessalonians 5:24

And God knows what He is doing: "For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

So the next time you feel downhearted and feel the urge to complain remember that God already knows.


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8 Ways To General Health And Fitness

8 Ways To General Health And Fitness

Submitted by: Gary Matthews

It never fails but as soon as I wrote all my Weight Loss, Weight Gain, Fitness and Nutrition type of tips I had a few left over that couldn't really be placed into these categories.

But as you will see they are right on the money for your general health and fitness and can be used in your everyday activities.

Lets take a peek:

What Is A Healthy Diet - A healthy diet satisfies two criteria: It contains enough fibre and a number of micronutrients including vitamins and minerals to maintain a healthy body. It is balanced in forms of fat, protein, and carbohydrates and micronutrients.

Don't Train With The Flu - This is one of the biggest exercise blunders you can make A number of temperature raising viruses, including the flu can affect the muscles.

People often forget that the heart is also a muscle and can be weakened by the flu virus. Normally our hearts can cope with the strain of this, but exercising on top of an already weakened heart is potentially fatal. After a bout of the flu, you should wait at least 48 hours before exercising again.

Cool Down - When you do a strenuous workout the blood vessels in your muscles dilate to deliver more blood for the muscles to operate. The skin vessels also dilate to increase the heat loss from your body, which is why you get flushed after exercise.

If you don't give your blood and skin vessels enough time to recover, and jump straight under hot water your skin vessels will dilate even further. Then your heart goes into overdrive trying to pump blood throughout the body.

Ultimately you might notice symptoms like faintness, dizziness or at worst, you could even collapse.

Don't Eat Before Exercising - Always try to eat two or three hours before your exercise and not after that. If you do eat before exercise you can develop what is known as "dumping syndrome' where the blood supply that normally goes to your muscles during exercise is diverted to your gut.

This means that you're not getting enough blood to your muscles, which can cause you to become lethargic and faint.

Try to Give Up Smoking - the best and easiest way to give up smoking is to replace it with another habit. Unfortunately, quitting has been associated with weight gain if you replace your cigarette habit with a candy or snack food habit.

So replace the smoking with the habit of exercise!! Nothing tough or painful at first and build up to it. A five minute walk instead of a cigarette and aim to build it up slowly and easily.

Before, you will be fitter, you will be healthier and your body will be more you realize tight and toned.

You will feel better in the morning, your breath will be worth being near again and fingernails, hair and skin will take on a much younger fresher look!! Of the people who die from lung cancer, 95% of them smoke.

Protein Power - Carbohydrates supply the sort of calories easily burned during cardiovascular exercise, but protein plays an important part in building muscle mass - or rather in not storing food as fat. "This is largely because the bulk of protein that is eaten will be used to build muscle".

Further the average male will lose 500gms of muscle - not fat - every year once he stops regular exercise. While older men and women are usually touted as the beneficiaries of strength training so to are the young.

Planned Exercise - I suggest you start with 100 minutes per week of mildly puffing exercise be it 2x50 mins, 3x35 mins, 4x25 mins, 5x20 mins all of which produce the same results.

Mix up your aerobic activities in the gym; use the treadmill, bike, climber or any other training gear available to you.

Keep A Training Log - Keep a training log for all your fitness requirements, keeping account of the reps you are using, how many sets, what weights you are using and also the date, time and where the workout took place is imperative for gauging your day to day progress.

Also recording all cardio- vascular activities is just as important.

In conclusion, these general health and fitness might have been left to last but the are still right up there as far as your health and fitness is concerned.

About the Author: Gary Matthews is the author of the popular fitness eBooks Maximum Weight Loss and Maximum Weight Gain. Please visit http://www.maximumfitness.com right now for your 'free' weight loss or muscle building e-courses.

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Low Carb Recipes - What Can You Eat?

Low Carb Recipes - What Can You Eat?

Submitted by: Nick Brighton

Although there are a lot of low carb recipes available through my free 7 day low carb diet crash course, I thought it might be useful for you to use the following list as a certain "go-to" guide when working out what foods to pick up on your next shopping trip, or when just mooching your cupboards in the evening!

If you'd like some specific low carb recipes then I'd recommend you sign up for my free 7 day course which will not only give you a ton of low carb recipes but will also provide you with some essential "survivor" tips for the early (and later) stages of any low carb diet you might be trying out.

I would say some of the things I cover are lesser known and to be honest, pretty darn essential for a successful low carb diet... you know, the sort of diet plan that doesn't fall to peices like it often does for the everyday dieting folk. Hey, it's free and it's useful. Each course is provided via email so you don't have to keep visiting websites each day.

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Low carb diets - here's the sorts of foods you can eat:

# Celery with peanut butter
# Celery with tuna salad
# Hard boiled eggs
# Deviled eggs
# Dill pickles and cheddar cheese (no kidding, it’s a great combo)
# 1/4 cup berries with 1/3 cup cottage cheese
# Nuts (keep raw ones in the freezer if you think you’ll overeat them)
# Sunflower seeds (get them in the shell so it will take longer to eat them)
# Other seeds (How to Toast Pumpkin or Squash Seeds)
# Low-Carb Trail Mix
# Jerky (beef or turkey -- try to find low-sugar varieties)
# Low-carb shakes
# Cheese sticks, such as string cheese
# Sugar-free Jello, alone or with cottage cheese and a sprinkling of nuts
# Make sugar-free lime Jello with part coconut milk - for a large package, dissolve the powder in a cup of boiling water, add a can of coconut milk, and then add the rest of the water. Stir well.
# Cheese with a few apple slices
# 4-ounce plain or sugar-free yogurt with berries and flax seed meal
# Smoked salmon and cream cheese on cucumber slices
# Lettuce Roll-ups – roll luncheon meat, egg salad, tuna or other filling and veggies in lettuce leaves
# Lunch Meat Roll-ups – roll cheese or veggies in lunch meat (read the labels for carbs on the lunch meat)
# Spread bean dip, spinach dip, or other low-carb dip or spread on the lunch meat or lettuce and then roll it up
# Raw veggies and spinach dip, or other low-carb dip
# Pork rinds, with or without dip
# Ricotta cheese with fruit and/or nuts and/or flax seed meal
# Mushrooms with cheese spread inside (or other spreads or dips)
# Low-carb snack bars (watch out for sugar alcohols, especially maltitol)
# Product Review: Atkins Advantage Bars
# Pepperoni Chips - Microwave pepperoni slices until crisp -- great with cheeses and dips
# Garlic Parmesan Flax Seed Crackers
# Parmesan Crisps -- Good when you want a crunchy snack.
# Peanut Butter Protein Balls


Be careful to avoid breaded meats (including “breaded from within” dishes like meatloaf) and meats served with high carb sauces.

Atkins points out that mussels and oysters have carbs, so be sure to count them.

Some organ meats contain carbohydrates. Atkins recommends limiting organ meats to 4 oz. per day. One ounce of raw beef liver has about 1 gram of carbohydrate - one ounce cooked has 1.4 grams.

Be aware that hams and luncheon meats often have added sugars - check the labels or have the deli worker do it.

Limit consumptions of processed meats, especially with nitrites (hot dogs, bacon, etc).


Fruits lowest in sugar:

Strawberries (more about berries on low carb diets)

These are fairly high in sugar:


The following fruits are very high in sugar and generally going to be very infrequent visitors to the low carb diet:

Dried Fruit

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Carmel Food Group Recalls Rising Moon Organics Frozen Ravioli Due to Possible Presence Of Listeria



Carmel Food Group has  issued a voluntary recall of certain Rising Moon Organics frozen Ravioli items, due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the company posted on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) website.

Caramel Food Group says the frozen ravioli were produced with organic spinach which, when tested by the spinach supplier, showed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

The company says the recall was initiated when it was discovered that certain lots of the listed items contained the ingredient.

Caramel Food Group says they aren't aware of any illnesses associated with the product but are taking precautions. 

A table listing the sale by dates of the items included in the recall is presented below:



Item Description, Pack/SizeUPC#Size UPC# Recalled Case SELL BY date(s)Recalled Package SELL BY date(s)
Rising Moon Organics Garlic & Veggie Ravioli, 6/8 oz 7-85030-00011-3 010916 JAN092016
Rising Moon Organics Spinach Florentine Ravioli, 6/8 oz 7-85030-22770-1 011916 JAN192016
Rising Moon Organics Spinach & Cheese Ravioli, 6/8 oz 7-85030-55561-3 122215, 123015, 123115, 010216, 011916, 012016 DEC222015, DEC302016, DEC312016, JAN022016, JAN192016, JAN202016



Carmel Food Group says the affected products were distributed through retail stores nationwide.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria which can cause serious and even life threatening illness in the elderly, young children, people with weakened immune systems and frail people. The bacteria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

Healthy people who become infected with Listeria monocytogenes may experience the following symptoms:

  • severe headache
  • fever
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain
  • stiffness

The company says consumers can return the frozen ravioli product to the place of purchase for a refund.

Carmel Food Group has also provided a contact number for consumers who have questions. The number is 510-429-0356 Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm, Pacific Time.


6 Consider Abraham: "He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness." 7 Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. 8 The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you." 9 So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. Galatians 3:6-9

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Aurora Products, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Trail Mix and Walnuts Due To Salmonella Concerns



According to a posting on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) website, Aurora Products, Inc. is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of certain NATURAL WALNUTS and TRAIL MIXES CONTAINING WALNUTS due to the possibility they may contain Salmonella.

The product was distributed to retail stores nationwide as well as Canada and Bermuda.

All of the Potentially Affected Aurora Branded Items are Listed Below:



Walnuts 6.5 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200097 10/29/15 – 12/7/15
Walnuts 14.0 oz. Plastic Tub 65585200070 10/29/15 – 12/7/15
Walnuts Bulk NO UPC 10/29/15 – 12/7/15
Walnuts 4.0 oz. Plastic Pouch 65585200490 10/29/15 – 12/7/15
Walnuts 12.0 oz. Plastic Pouch 65585200316 10/29/15 – 12/7/15
Roasted Salt Mixed Nuts 9.0 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200084 11/4/15 – 12/13/15
Roasted Salt Mixed Nuts 4.5 oz. Plastic Pouch 65585200252 11/4/15 – 12/13/15
Roasted Salt Mixed Nuts 20 oz. Plastic Tub 65585200340 11/4/15 – 12/13/15
Roasted Salt Mixed Nuts Bulk No UPC 11/4/15 – 12/13/15
Roasted No Salt Mixed Nuts 9.0 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200243 11/10/15 – 12/10/15
Roasted No Salt Mixed Nuts 10 oz. Plastic Pouch 65585200805 11/10/15 – 12/10/15
Roasted No Salt Mixed Nuts Bulk No UPC 11/10/15 – 12/10/15
Raisin Nut Party Mix 11.0 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200094 11/10/15 – 12/10/15
Cranberry Health Mix 9.25 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200288 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 10.0 oz. Pillow Pouch 65585200826 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 16.0 oz. Plastic Pouch 65585200827 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 18 oz. Plastic Pouch NO UPC 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 21 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200585 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 4.5 oz. Single Serve 65585200208 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 1.35 oz. Single Serve 65585200574 12/16/15
Cranberry Health Mix Bulk NO UPC 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
5 K Omega Trail Mix 20 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200121 11/3/15 – 11/16/15
5 K Omega Trail Mix 10 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200703 11/3/15 – 11/16/15
Forest Bounty Grail Mix 13 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200571 10/28/15 – 12/13/15
Forest Bounty Grail Mix 13 oz. Plastic Pouch 65585200290 10/28/15 – 12/13/15
Forest Bounty Grail Mix 17.5 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200496 10/28/15 – 12/13/15
6 – Section Nut Tray Assortment 26 oz. Plastic Tray 65585200145 11/6/15 – 12/10/15
4 – Section Nut Tray Assortment 13 oz. Plastic Tray 65585200141 11/6/15 – 12/10/15


Martins Food Markets, Stop&Shop, Giant Carlisle Food Store, Giant of Maryland, Brand Products


Walnuts 6.5 oz. Plastic Cup 68826713594 10/29/15 – 12/7/15
Cranberry Health Mix 21 oz. Plastic Cup 68826713692 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 9.25 oz. Plastic Cup 68826714713 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Roasted Salt Mixed Nuts 9.0 oz. Plastic Cup 68826714736 11/4/15 – 12/13/15



The company says they're communicating with stores that have received the affected product. Stores were given instructions to cease distribution of the affected products and to remove them from store shelves.

Organic walnuts aren't affected.

The affected product was produced by Aurora Products, Inc. The company said the potential for contamination was noted by an outside company contracted by the FDA conducted routine sampling which revealed the presence of Salmonella in one container of natural walnuts product.

Salmonella bacteria can cause serious or life threatening illness in young children, the elderly, frail people and people with weakened immune systems. In some cases the microorganism can enter the bloodstream and spread to other organs where it can cause serious illnesses including endocarditis, arthritis and arterial infections.

Healthy people who become infected with Salmonella may experience the following symptoms:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea (possibly bloody)
  • fever

The company says there are no reported illnesses to date.


Aurora Products, Inc. urges consumers who have products included in the list to not eat them. They suggest that consumers destroy the product or return it to the place of purchase.

Customers with questions can contact Aurora Products, Inc. for further information at (800)-898-1048 between the hours of 9:00AM to 5:00 PM EST Monday – Friday.


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Find Out Why Eating Trans Fat Could Make You Forgetful





People who eat a lot of junk food might be hurting their memory and not even know it. According to the results of a study presented at a scientific meeting at the American Heart Association, trans fat has an adverse effect on the memory of working class adults.

Beatrice A. Golomb, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine at the University of California-San Diego led a research team which sought to understand how trans fats affect memory.

In order to accomplish this task, Golomb and her colleagues recruited 1,000 healthy men who completed questionnaires from which the scientists could learn how much trans fat they consumed.

The research team used cards to test the volunteers' memory.

Participants were presented with 104 cards with words on them. The volunteers had to tell the scientists whether each word was a new or a duplicate of a previous card.

Based on the results of the tests and the questionnaire, Golomb et al were able to reach a somewhat disturbing conclusion about trans fat's role in memory loss.


Trans Fat the Energy Zapper

Golomb and her research colleagues learned that trans fat adversely affects cellular energy, in essence draining the brain cells of the power to function ultimately leading to impaired memory.

Men under 45 years of age who ate lots of trans fat performed noticeably worse on the memory test.

The researchers learned that for every additional gram of trans fat consumed, an estimated 0.76 fewer words were able to be recalled.

This translated into 11 fewer recalled words for participants who consumed the most trans fat compared to volunteers who consumed the least amount of trans fat.

According to Golomb et al, the strength of the association between memory loss and trans fat consumption remained even after they took age, depression, ethnicity and education into account.

Golomb and her team said that trans fat has a negative effect on cellular stress and oxidation.

Whereas certain foods lower oxidative stress, helping cells to live longer, trans fat is a prooxidant meaning that it increases cellular oxidation. The result is that cells gradually weaken from a loss of energy.

Oxidative stress is associated with cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Trans fat is not a commonly found natural fat; however industrial trans fat was developed to increase the shelf life of various food products. For example margarine, cookies and potato chips can be preserved using trans fat.

Other foods which may contain trans fats include:

  • pizza
  • doughnuts
  • french fries
  • coffee products
  • lard
  • fried foods

 Trans fats were most strongly linked to worse memory, in young and middle-aged men, during their working and career-building years,” Dr. Golomb said. 

 The current study only looked at trans fat's effect on men; Dr. Golomb said that young women will need to be analyzed to determine if trans fat's negative effect extends to them.


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Six Pack Abs Exercises - 7 Easy And Crucial Cardio Exercises You Can Do For Six Pack Abs

Six Pack Abs Exercises - 7 Easy And Crucial Cardio Exercises You Can Do For Six Pack Abs

Submitted by: Nick Brighton

If you want to know how to get a six pack fast then one thing I always advise people to focus on (among various elements I'll explain later) are cardio workouts. I advise this for a number of reasons:

1. Cardio workouts are indispensable to an effective training program and general good health.

2. Cardio workouts that burn fat, torch calories and help you lose weight faster.

3. Cardio workouts increase endorphins, which give you a sense of well-being.

4. Cardio workouts will gradually intensify as you achieve your goals.

5. Cardio workouts and diet plans to help you get your leanest body ever.

Any when you're lean, the six pack will shine through easily. Then, at that point it's simply a case of toning up, and incorporating a sustainable diet (which you can learn more about at my website which shows you how to get six pack abs fast)

With 34% of Americans overweight, it's clear that many of us are not following the latest fitness guidelines that prescribe an hour of exercise a day.

Cardiovascular exercise simply means that you're involved in an activity that raises your heartrate to a level where you're working, but can still talk (aka, in your Target Heart Rate Zone).

Cardio Workout Routines

Running starts with good warm up. Cardio workouts will gradually intensify as you achieve your goals. Cardio is not just about running and using cardio machines, it is about participating in ideas that get your heart rate up. Cardiovascular exercise depends on your heart rate. So you want to focus on keeping your heart rate up without pushing it too high.

Cardio Workouts For Beginners

Exercise will help you lose weight and tone your body. If you are starting a new exercise program, you have to be careful about just jumping in. So you should use the following advice to keep on track with your cardio exercises...

These guidelines give you a general idea of how to incorporate cardio into your life. Running should be kept at an intense pace to make the heart rate reach the anaerobic levels.

This can be determined by getting the maximum heart rate and checking this regularly while doing the exercise. The number of beats should be multiplied by 6 to get the heart rate.

Resume walking at a pace that would bring up the heart rate up to 70% of the maximum heart rate. By definition, cardio workouts can be any exercise, such as:





Elliptical machines,


Jumping rope

These will all raise and maintain your heart rate over a predetermined amount of time. My general guideline is to perform 30-45 aerobics with moderate-to-high intensity 3-5 times a week.

High intensity cardio training is a superior method of fat loss due to its effect on post workout metabolic rate. Once you know your target heart rate, during your cardio workout you should periodically check your pulse by using your index finger and middle finger to find the pulse below your ear behind your jaw.

Aerobic Exercises are the best Cardio/weight Loss exercises and bodybuilders swear by them. Even in the study that's frequently cited to show that interval training is "9 times better" than traditional cardio for fat loss, neither group lost a significant amount of weight. In my experience, "waves" of intervals interspersed with steady-state cardio works better for fat loss than interval training alone.

Ultimately, exercise is just like anything else but, unless it's important to you, you're never going to make time for it.

Exercise that trains your heart to rapidly increase and rapidly decrease will make your heart more capable of handling everyday stress. Exercise research suggests that you can lower your risks for heart disease with three 20-minute cardio workouts during the week.

You need to have a well balanced, concentrated diet along with a proven [http://secretsixpackabs.com/Which_abs_training_system_should_you_buy_.html]abs training program to see the best results in the quickest possible time.

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How to Shed the Baby Weight After Pregnancy

How to Shed the Baby Weight After Pregnancy

Submitted by: Cynthia Wang

Gaining extra pounds during pregnancy is normal and healthy for you and the baby. This and other physical changes are all part of the beautiful changes that will bring you motherhood. However, the after effects can be quite challenging. Losing weight after having a baby should be done with precaution in order to avoid stressing or exposing the healing body to complications. If you want to shed off the excess weight the healthy way, here are some healthy tips to do so.

#1 Work with your doctor.

The safest way on your road to shedding off the baby pounds is coordinating with your doctor. This way you can get good medical advice based on how he assesses your physical condition. Every woman heals differently and it is important that you follow your body’s pace of recuperation so you don’t overly strain it. You can start discussing weight loss plans during the last couple prenatal appointments.

#2 Set attainable and specific goals.

The importance of goals is that they set you on the right track. But it is equally important that these be realistic for them to be attainable. You should also be specific with what you want to achieve, for instance by saying you will lose a certain number of pounds in a month, rather than saying that you will lose weight after a month.

#3 Get the help of a tummy wrap.

After pregnancy the major area of concern by most moms is the tummy area. Putting on a binder or a tummy wrap can assist in tightening the area by creating a tight support. In addition to that it can also help you avoid back problems, and it keeps the hip in shape while reducing the area for fats to deposit.

#4 Sweat it off.

The healthy way of seating off the excess calories is to exercise. There are a number of mommy exercises that will help you focus on your core muscles and other problem areas postpartum. You might also want to try other popular methods such as Zumba or Yoga. These are fun, relaxing and you can do these at the comfort of your own home.

#5 Breastfeed.

A natural way to shed some weight is to breastfeed your baby. A study of 25,000 women done in the Danish National Birth Cohort showed that women who had high breastfeeding scores were highly likely to lose the pregnancy weight after six months.

#6 Eat right.

Losing weight doesn't mean that you have to dramatically decrease your food intake. It is all the more important to eat a healthy diet at this time because you will be tending over a baby and breastfeeding it. Eat healthy foods and don’t skip meals thinking that that this can take a few inches off your waistline. Make sure that the quantity and quality is balanced.

A way for you to keep the healthy amount of nutrients that your body needs is to take a multivitamin supplement or maybe ask your health care provider about natural weight loss supplements.

About the Author: Cynthia Wang-Tan is a nurse journalist who has seen the need to get people well informed on the multivitamins and supplements that they are taking on a daily basis. Visit www.best-multivitamins-guide.com for more multivitamin reviews and tips.

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Important News For People Who Have Concerns About Alzheimers Disease



Hello, everyone. I have some news which may be of great importance to people who are having problems with their memory.

As a CureClick Ambassador I want to share this information with my readers because it could be helpful in finding new methods to treat early Alzheimers disease.

Biogen Idec is running a registry for researchers to gather survey information from people who have memory issues or believe that they may be at risk for early Alzheimers disease.

This could be your chance to help scientists find new ways to treat this serious form of dementia.

You'll have the chance to learn about local studies and participate in local studies geared toward finding new treatment options.

You'll also receive financial compensation for your time.


Detailed information about the registry is listed below:


People at risk of developing early Alzheimers Disease
Early Alzheimer's Disease
Biogen Idec is running a registry for researchers to advance their knowledge of early Alzheimers Disease. If you're having memory problems or are worried you're at risk of early Alzheimer’s, you can play an important role in improving our understanding of the disease. You will have the opportunity to learn about and take part in local studies looking at new treatment options. You will also receive some reimbursement for your time.
Biogen Idec
Age Range
50 to 85 years old

For trial eligibility questionnaire and full trial details, please visit our partner TrialReach.



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Please bear in mind that this is not a clinical trial. Rather, you would be participating in a registry.


For those of you whom are not familiar with clinical trials, here's some information that you can use:


What Are Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials are research studies to determine whether investigational drugs or treatments are safe and effective for humans.

All investigational devices and medicines must undergo several clinical trials, often times these clinical trials require thousands of people.


How Does The Early Alzheimers Disease Registry Differ From A Clinical Trial?

The early Alzheimers disease registry is looking for information about the disease. There isn't any treatment and there will be no visits.

All eligible persons will receive periodic online surveys and be paid $120 for their time.


Disclaimer: I am not participating in this registry. I am providing this information to my readers as a CureClick Ambasssador. Click on My Relationship To CureClick to learn why I'm talking about this registry.






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Kraft Foods Recalls Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Because They May Contain Metal



Due to the possibility that their macaroni and cheese products may contain small metal pieces, Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of  the original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, the company posted on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) website.

Kraft Foods says the recalled product was shipped to customers in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and some countries in the Caribbean and South America but not Canada.

The recall is limited to the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor of boxed dinner with the “Best When Used By” dates of September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015.

The code "C2" which is directly below the date on each individual box refers to a specific production line on which the product was made.

Kraft says that some of the original macaroni and cheese dinner have been packaged in multi-pack units that have a range of different code dates and manufacturing codes on the external packaging (shrink wrap or box) depending on the configuration of the package.

The company says that the affected dates of the recalled product were sold in only four configurations which are listed below:

  • 7.25 oz. box, Original flavor
  • 3-pack box of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor
  • 4-pack shrink-wrap of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor
  • 5-pack shrink-wrap of those 7.25 oz. boxes, Original flavor

A complete list of the affected boxes is included below:



Product SizeName of ProductSell Unit Best When Used By Code Date & Mfr. CodeIndividual Box Best When Used By Code Date & Mfr. CodeIndividual Box UPCMulti-Pack Unit UPC
7.25 oz. each Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner
Original Flavor
NA 18 SEP 2015 C2
11 OCT 2015 C2
0 21000 65883 1 NA
3-Pack Box
(Three 7.25 oz. Boxes)
Net Wt. 21.75 oz.
3-Pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner
Original Flavor
09 SEP 2015 XDG
27 SEP 2015 XDG
01 OCT 2015 XDG
02 OCT 2015 XDG
03 OCT 2015 XDG
20 NOV 2015 XDG
18 SEP 2015 C2
11 OCT 2015 C2
0 21000 65883 1 0 21000 05076 5
(Four 7.25 oz. Boxes)
Net Wt. 29 oz.
4-Pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner
Original Flavor
18 SEP 2015 C2
19 SEP 2015 C2
08 OCT 2015 C2
18 SEP 2015 C2
11 OCT 2015 C2
0 21000 65883 1 0 21000 72540 3
(Five 7.25 oz. Boxes)
Net Wt. 36.25 oz.
5-Pack Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner
Original Flavor
18 SEP 2015
11 OCT 2015
XAR or C2
18 SEP 2015 C2
11 OCT 2015 C2
0 21000 65883 1 0 21000 77436 4


"No other sizes, varieties or pasta shapes and no other packaging configurations are included in this recall." the company said.

Kraft says they have received eight consumer contacts about the macaroni & cheese dinner product, but no injuries have been reported to date.

"We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed." Kraft Foods posted on the FDA website.

The company warns people who purchased the product not to eat it. Consumers can return the product to the store of purchase for a refund or exchange.

The company also said that consumers also can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 am and 6 pm (Eastern) for a full refund.


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Frontier Co-op Recalls Organic Garlic Powder Products Due to Possible Health Risk



According to a press release posted on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) website, due to the possibility of Salmonella contamination, Frontier Co-op is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with organic garlic powder that were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, as well as a product sold under the Whole Foods Market brand.

The company says the product was received by Frontier Co-op, which tested positive for Salmonella during a test by the FDA, thus prompting the recall.

According to the press release, in order to alleviate any future occurrences, the company is taking added precautions to protect the safety of the food chain and instituting additional product testing, beyond FDA guidelines.

Recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada to retailers, distributors,  and consumers.

Here is a list of products containing the organic garlic powder:


BrandDescriptionAffected LotsUPCSize
Frontier Powdered Garlic, Certified Organic 4156, 4171, 4238, 4297, 4325, 4342, 5033, 5041 0-89836-00352-2 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Fiesta Black Bean Mix, Certified Organic 4160, 4226, 4307, 4364, 5005 0-89836-02761-0 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Refried Pinto Beans Mix, Certified Organic 4240, 4322, 4345 0-89836-02762-7 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Low Sodium Broth Powder Vegetable Flavored, Certified Organic 4157, 4198, 4240, 4281, 4328, 5002 0-89836-02780-1 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Vegetarian Broth Powder No-Chicken, Certified Organic 4157, 4178, 4197, 4238, 4239, 4267, 4280, 4336, 4353, 5007, 5035, 5036 0-89836-02869-3 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Onion Soup & Dip Mix, Certified Organic 4143, 4246, 4258, 4279, 4290, 4318, 4335, 4349, 5036 0-89836-02918-8 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Ranch Dip/Dressing Mix, Certified Organic 4199, 4247, 4317, 4363, 5022, 5055 0-89836-02926-3 16 oz. (453 g)
Frontier Powdered Garlic, Certified Organic 4171, 4238, 4297, 4325, 4342, 5033 0-89836-80352-8 400 oz./11.3 kg/ 25.0 lbs.
Frontier Vegetarian Broth Powder No-Chicken, Certified Organic 4178, 4336, 5007, 5036 0-89836-82869-9 400 oz./11.3 kg/ 25.0 lbs.
Frontier Organic Garlic Powder 4183, 4224, 4268, 4315, 4349, 5023 0-89836-18351-4 2.33 oz. (66g)
Frontier Organic Mama Garlic 5 oz. 4290 0-89836-18506-8 5 oz. (141 g)
Frontier Pepper Fusion Black Peppercorns with Garlic 4321, 4356 0-89836-19502-9 1.76 oz. (49 g)
Simply Organic Italian Herb Spaghetti Sauce Mix 4199, 4245, 4287 0-89836-15710-2 1.31 oz. (37 g)
Simply Organic Chipotle Black Bean Dip Mix 4262, 4344 0-89836-15714-0 1.13 oz. (32 g)
Simply Organic Fish Taco Seasoning 4245, 4300, 4330, 5012 0-89836-18534-1 1.13 oz. (32 g)
Simply Organic Fajita Seasoning 4118, 4246, 4287, 4332, 5008, 5030 0-89836-18535-8 1.0 oz. (28 g)
Simply Organic Veggie Chili Seasoning 4208, 4259, 4282, 4311, 5015, 5047 0-89836-18536-5 1.0 oz. (28 g)
Simply Organic Spicy Chili Seasoning 4212, 4260, 4272, 4282, 4311, 4343, 5016, 5050 0-89836-18537-2 1.0 oz. (28 g)
Simply Organic Sweet Basil Pesto Sauce Mix 4196, 4238, 4280, 4330, 4364, 5037 0-89836-18542-6 0.53 oz. (15 g)
Simply Organic Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Sauce Mix 4245, 4286 0-89836-18543-3 1.13 oz. (32 g)
Simply Organic Alfredo Sauce Mix 4182, 4223, 4224, 4272, 4353, 5027 0-89836-18544-0 1.48 oz. (41 g)
Simply Organic Enchilada Sauce Seasoning 4247, 4290, 4336, 5012, 5033 0-89836-18744-4 1.41 oz. (39 g)
Simply Organic Ranch Mix Dressing 4147, 4195, 4225, 4274, 4315, 4356, 5027, 5028 0-89836-18833-5 1.0 oz. (28 g)
Simply Organic Classic Caesar Dressing 4149, 4196, 4232 0-89836-18836-6 1.25 oz. (35 g)
Simply Organic Ranch Dip Mix 4194, 4195, 4226, 4274, 4315, 4356, 4360, 5028 0-89836-18840-3 1.5 oz. (42 g)
Simply Organic French Onion Dip Mix 4157, 4197, 4258, 4258A, 4281, 4281A, 4325, 4364, 5040 0-89836-18841-0 1.10 oz. (31 g)
Simply Organic Guacamole Dip Mix 4148, 4176, 4195, 4254, 4255, 4302, 4318, 4363, 5029, 5030 0-89836-18842-7 0.80 oz. (22 g)
Simply Organic Creamy Dill Dip Mix 4156, 4197, 4237, 4279, 4324, 5009, 5035 0-89836-18843-4 0.70 oz. (19 g)
Simply Organic Pour le chili vegetarienne/ Veggie Chili Seasoning (French/English) 5015, 5047 0-89836-18870-0 28g
Simply Organic Pour le chili epice/ Spicy Chili Seasoning (French/English) 4260, 4282, 4343, 5016, 5050 0-89836-18871-7 28g
Simply Organic Trempettes ranch/ Ranch Dip Mix (French/English) 4194, 4226, 4274, 4315, 4356, 5028 0-89836-18877-9 42g
Simply Organic Trempettes a l’oignon a la francaise/ French Onion Dip Mix (French/English) 4157, 4197, 4258, 4325, 4364, 5040 0-89836-18878-6 31g
Simply Organic Trempettes a guacamole/ Guacamole Dip Mix (French/English) 4148, 4302, 4318, 4363, 5029 0-89836-18879-3 22g
Simply Organic Trempettes a l’aneth cremeux/ Creamy Dill Dip Mix (French/English) 4156, 4197, 4237, 4323, 4365, 5035 0-89836-18880-9 24g
Simply Organic Vegetarian Brown Gravy Mix 4230, 4268, 4310, 4351, 5026 0-89836-18956-1 1.0 oz. (28 g)
Simply Organic Fajita Seasoning (French/English) 5007 0-89836-20002-0 28g
Simply Organic Pesto a basilic doux/ Sweet Basil Pesto Mix (French/English) 4364, 5037 0-89836-20004-4 15g
Simply Organic Sauce brune vegetarienne/ Vegetarian Brown Gravy Mix (French/English) 4230, 4268, 4310, 5026 0-89836-20007-5 28g
Whole Foods Market Organic Muchi Curry Seasoning 4129 0-99482-44577-5 2.08 oz. (59 g)


The four-digit lot code will be found on the front label directly above the UPC code on foil packages.

On bottled items the four-digit lot code can be found on the bottom of the bottle.

The four-digit lot code is embossed on the right side of the packet on seasoning mixes.

Salmonella is a dangerous bacteria which can cause serious or even life threatening illness in young children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems and frail persons.

In some instances the bacteria can enter the bloodstream and spread to other organs of the body causing arthritis, endocarditis, and arterial infections.

Healthy people who become infected with Salmonella may experience the following symptoms:

  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain
  • vomiting

The company says that consumers should eat these products and urge them to discard the items or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

Frontier Co-op asks that people who have questions or inquiries about reimbursement at to call them 1- 800-669-3275 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time.

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