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What Vital Nutrients Is Your Diet Missing?

What Vital Nutrients Is Your Diet Missing?

What Vital Nutrients Is Your Diet Missing?

By: Lee Dobbins

People today do not eat as well as they did even 30 years ago and many of us are starved for essential nutrients and don't even realize it. With today's fast paced lifestyles, it's more convenient to grab a fast food meal or energy bar then to cook up a balanced meal full of the nutrients our bodies need to work their best.

Our diets are woefully lacking in fruits and vegetables which provide us with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and fiber that help your immune systems fight off illness and disease. And when we do eat fruits and vegetables chances are they are full of pesticides and chemicals. No wonder our health on the whole is declining!

Below are several essential nutrients that are probably missing from your diet. Going for the quick fix and replacing them with supplements won't make up for the synergistic effects of these nutrients found in food and if you want to avoid the harmful effects of pesticides then it's best to go with organic foods when possible.

Vitamin A
Vitamin A gives us healthy eyes as well as helps to maintain the linings of the intestinal, respiratory, and urinary tracts. It also helps keep our skin healthy. To get more vitamin A in your diet, eat darkly-pigmented foods such as spinach, carrots, winter squash, kale, and sweet potato.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C is needed in order for our body to create collagen, which is basically the glue that holds our skin, bones and blood vessels together. It also aids in making brain chemicals, neutralizing damage from free radicals, and metabolizing cholesterol. Vitamin C has also been shown to help reduce arthritis, diabetes and heart disease. To add this vitamin to your diet, drink add a glass of orange juice or eat an orange every day. Other foods that contain vitamin C are strawberries, kiwifruit, red bell peppers, cantaloupe, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli.

Vitamin E
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals and protect cells from damage. It plays a key role in the immune system and can even help prevent the common cold as well as lower the risk of Parkinson's disease. Foods high in vitamin E include sunflower kernels, almonds, and sunflower oil especially when used in salad dressings, which helps you get nutrients from the vegetables as well as carry the vitamin E into the bloodstream.

Fiber is the part of fruits, vegetables and whole grains that is not digested. Whole grains can lower your heart disease risk by 30 percent. It is recommended that you get 14g of fiber for every 1000 calories you eat. To get more fiber in your diet have a 1/2 cup serving of Fiber One cereal and add more beans to your diet. Switch to whole grain bread and eat lots of fruits and vegetables with your meals.

Calcium helps us build and maintain healthy teeth and bones. It prevents bone-thinning osteoporosis and also contributes to healthy blood pressure. Recent studies have shown that calcium can reduce the risk of colon cancer. To get enough calcium, drink three glasses of low-fat or fat-free milk a day, or eat eight ounces of fat-free yogurt along with 2-3 ounces of low-fat cheese evert day.

Magnesium and Potassium
Magnesium works together with calcium and along with potassium it is linked to healthy blood pressure. These two nutrients are also though to help protect against osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. To get more magnesium, add a half-cup of bran and cooked spinach each day. For more potassium, eat sweet potatoes, white potatoes, bananas, and white beans.


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Lee Dobbins writes for the A2Z Vitamin And Herbs Guide For Natural Healing where you can find out more about vitamins and herbs as well as natural healing methods.

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Sid Wainer and Son Recalls Domaine de Provence La Cucina Tart Shells and Domaine de Provence Neutral 3" Cone Tart Shells Because Of Undeclared Allergens



According to a posting on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, Sid Wainer & Son of New Bedford, Massachusetts has announced that it is voluntarily recalling Domaine de Provence La Cucina Tart Shells and Domaine de Provence Neutral 3” Cone Tart Shells because of undeclared allergens.

The company said the private manufacturer for Sid Wainer and Son discovered an ingredient change that consisted of an allergen that was undeclared on the labels.

The company said the recall is being initiated with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.

People whom are allergic or sensitive to tree nuts, specifically coconuts and eggs risk serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat these products.

The recalled product is packaged in a brown cardboard box labeled as:

  • Domaine de Provence La Cucina Tart Shells, 252 pieces per box containing undeclared Eggs with UPC 708152149119
  • Domaine de Provence Neutral 3” Cone Tart Shells, 308 pieces per box containing undeclared Coconut UPC 708152316856

Sid Wainer & Son said both tarts were distributed Nationwide to Food service establishments.

The company says the products are safe for consumption by those who do not have tree nut or egg allergy.

Sid Wainer & Son urge consumers who bought the recalled products to dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-423-8333 at extension 168 or 119 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.


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Burger’s Ozark County Cured Recalls Pulled Pork Products Due To Misbranding



The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Burger’s Ozark County Cured, an establishment in California, Missouri is recalling approximately 150 pounds of pulled pork products because of misbranding.

The FSIS has designated this a Class III Recall.

According to the press release posted on the USDA website, the seasoned pulled pork items were produced and packaged on January 26, 2016. It has the correct label on the front but an incorrect label for a beef brisket product on the back. 

The products subject to recall are: 

  • 1-lb. microwaveable tray packages containing “Burger’s Smokehouse Signature Sauce Seasoned Pulled Pork with Barbeque Sauce.”

The recalled products contain case code P816W with a use by/freeze by date of August 13, 2016 and bear establishment number “EST. 1161” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were shipped to retail locations in Missouri.

There have no been any reports of adverse reactions due to eating these products. According to the posting on the USDA website, people who have concerns about injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

The problem was discovered through a customer who called the company's hotline.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Austin Mouse, Director of Quality Assurance, at (573)-796-3134 ext. 344.


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Learn How Isometric Exercise Can Be A Low Impact, Highly Impactful Part Of Your Exercise Routine

Learn How Isometric Exercise Can Be A Low Impact, Highly Impactful Part Of Your Exercise Routine

Submitted by: Ellen Miller

Isometric Exercise is a wonderful way to exercise the muscles while in a stationary position. Because it does not involve extreme joint rotations or stenuous activity, it is ideal for those with joint problems, heart murmurs, or various other medical conditions. Mainly, isometrics consist of contracting and relaxing muscles without changing the length of the muscle or the joint angle.

Isometric exercise has become popular of late due to a recent discovery by John Little and Pete Sisco. In the past, it was impossible to measure the effect of isometric exercises. John Little and Pete Sisco managed to find a way to calculate the output of isometric exercises. Because of this, popularity surged yet again and people became more interested in these stationary exercises.

Many people will utilize isometric exercises in combination with other exercises in order to further work the muscle group. For example, if one was lifting weights and held the weight at the chest while squeezing muscle groups, the workout is effectively doubled.

Isometric Exercises can be conducted without those around even knowing what you're doing. For example, breathing in, holding it, and squeezing one's abdominal muscles is a form of isometric exercise. For the most part, these are purely strength training exercises.

As with any exercise program, to see the full benefits, it is best to mix in some cardiovascular work (such as jogging or bicycling). Also, a healthy diet and good nutritional choices go a long way in assisting the pounds fly. Everyone loves junk food like ice cream and chocolate. For most of us, it is impossible to live without these things. Moderation and frequency of engaging in such "taste bud indulgences" are the key to nutritional success.

The most important component of isometric exercise is breath control. One must assume a straight position where the spine is aligned, such as standing or sitting straight up with shoulders back. The most effective method of Isometric exercise utilizes a steady rhythmic breathing to assure enough oxygen intake for proper muscle usage.

When performing any form of exercise, you should never be "holding" your breath, you should be inhaling or exhaling.

Isometric exercise can be added to any exercise routine to increase effectiveness. Many will simply perform simple stretches and add the isometric element to speed up muscle addition. Isometrics are fantastic in combination with resistance band training. Utilizing isometric exercise with resistance band training during work or while watching television for a mere fifteen minutes per day increases muscle tone and strength phenomenally.

One simple isometric exercise that one can do at work that helps increase energy and tone muscles, especially fantastic for those mid-afternoon downtimes: To start, place your hands, palms facing up underneath your desk surface - keeping your elbows tucked in at your waist - push upward against the desk and hold.

Be sure to keep your shoulders down and relaxed... and breathe.

Hold for ten to fifteen seconds then relax. Repeat up to two times.

You'll be amazed how a little focused breathing and exercise can help the rest of your day.

About the Author: Owner of IsoBreathing Inc. and creator of IsoBreathing® Ellen has been teaching life style and fitness over 20 years and is a certified fitness practitioner and personal trainer. Find out about Isometric Exercise, Weight Loss Exercise or buy her Exercise DVD - visit

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Troyer Cheese Inc Issues Voluntary Recall On Certain Backroad Country Brand Sunflower Kernel Products



According to a posting on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, Troyer Cheese, Inc. has announced that it is recalling a limited number of products that may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company said they are recalling the items under advise  from its packaging facility concerning CRANBERRY NUT DELIGHT MIX PREPACK, HONEY ISLAND CRUNCH MIX PREPACKAGED, PRETZELS PEANUT BUTTER PREPACKAGED, and WALNUT HALVES/PIECES PREPACKAGED.

The recalled products are listed below:

15359 CRANBERRY NUT DELIGHT MIX PPK 12/9 OZ 0 49646 11038 4 May 2017
15356 HONEY ISLAND CRUNCH MIX PPK 12/9 OZ 0 49646 10090 3 May 2017
15318 WALNUT HALVES/PIECES PPK 12/6 OZ 0 49646 12073 4 May 2017
15372 PRETZELS PEANUT BUTTER PPK 12/7 OZ 0 49646 12079 6 May 2017

The company said the recalled products were shipped to the following states:

  • AL
  • AR
  • FL
  • GA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MS
  • MT
  • NC
  • NE
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • PA
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WI
  • WV

Troyer Cheese, Inc. said the products were packaged at Amish Wedding Foods and distributed by Troyer Cheese, Inc., between May 6, 2016 and May 24, 2016. 

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious or life-threatening injury in the elderly, frail persons, people with weakened immune systems and young children. The bacteria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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

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

"Although no illnesses have been reported to date, Troyer Cheese Inc. is voluntarily recalling all affected products in an abundance of caution. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)." the company posted on the FDA website.

Troyer Cheese Inc. urged consumers not to eat these products. They said that consumers purchase these products can return them to the place of purchase for a refund or throw them away.

The company said wholesalers and retailers should check their inventories and shelves to confirm that none of the recalled products are available or present for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories.

The company said consumers seeking information may call 1-877-343-1614 FREE Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time.



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Female Hair Loss: The Shocking Truth

Female Hair Loss: The Shocking Truth

Female Hair Loss: The Shocking Truth

By: Michael Owen

When you talk about genetic hair loss most people think about the most common form of hair loss: male-pattern baldness. This is the type of hair loss that is passed on genetically to offspring from their mothers. Most often the recipients of this type of hair loss are men, but sometimes the gene can result in female hair loss.

While genetic baldness in men is identified by a receding hairline or balding crown, genetic hair loss in women is a bit different. In most cases, a woman will not lose her hair in spots only but will thin out evenly throughout the head. Sometimes, this thinning can be quite severe and result in the woman having to wear a wig to cover up her thinning tresses. While female hair loss almost never results in a completely bald head, it can be extreme enough to expose the scalp quite plainly.

For the woman facing this type of hair loss, there are a few hair loss treatment options that can be explored. They include shampoos, conditioners and topical treatments, such as Rogaine for women, which stimulate hair growth and prevent further hair loss; vitamin supplements; and stimulatory treatments such as massage and infra-red therapy. The most successful of these hair loss treatments are the topical treatments. While they are quite expensive, they produce the best results.

Hair loss due to chemical processes
No matter how healthy and strong your hair is today, you could experience severe hair loss after undergoing a harsh chemical process such as a perm or color. While almost all chemical hair fallout is due to operator error, the chance of it occurring is multiplied by chemical services that you perform on your hair at home. I've seen more than one case of female hair loss in clients who have bleached their hair at home, colored it over and then came to the salon for yet another bleaching. Not knowing this past history, the stylist used too strong a chemical, and the process resulted in hair loss.

Since most of these cases do not result in complete hair loss, the hair loss treatment options include protein treatments and other conditioning treatments to strengthen the remaining hair; a good hair cut that will remove most of the damage; and a gentle hair-care routine that will minimize further hair loss due to breakage. You should also refrain from using thermal styling tools and undergoing any further chemical procedures until the hair is completely grown out.

Hair loss due to stress
Cases of severe stress can literally cause handfuls of hair loss at a time. Women experiencing stressful conditions can experience female hair loss represented by thinning all over the head or in spots called alopecia areata. Alopecia areata means "Hair loss in spots or areas," and can result in bald circular patches on one or more spots of the scalp. While this type of hair loss is alarming, it is not permanent. After the stress is removed, most sufferers of this type of hair loss regrow all of the hair that they lost.

In most cases, the hair loss treatment for stress-related hair loss is minimal. After ruling out other causes of hair loss, your doctor will likely recommend changes in your diet or ideas to help alleviate your stress. Keep in mind that it can take months for your hair to grow back even after the stressors have been eliminated.

Hair loss due to illness
Any type of extended illness or surgery can result in hair loss. Medications taken to combat certain types of illnesses can also cause your hair to become brittle and break or fall out altogether. The most identifiable type of hair loss is the loss associated with chemotherapy treatments. In most cases, this hair loss is complete and affects all areas of the body. While there is little that can be done to prevent this type of hair loss or promote growth during illness, surgery or chemotherapy treatments, this type of female hair loss is also temporary. In most cases, full recovery of hair is made after the illness is over.

You can promote hair growth after the illness by getting regular trims and using growth enhancing shampoos and conditioners. Vitamin supplements may also be beneficial.

As you may have already guessed, hair loss in women is more common than we might think. And many may be experiencing hair loss and dismiss it as a natural occurrence that comes along with age. A lot of these women fail to seek the necessary hair loss treatment that can help them keep their remaining hair and regrow new hair. So, if you are experiencing hair loss, do not think that it is just because you are getting older. There may be something that you can do to keep the hair on your head from clogging your drain.


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Cardiovascular Health & Nutrition

Cardiovascular Health & Nutrition

Submitted by: Glenn Antoine

Did you realize that the American Heart Association recommends implementing a plan for prevention of heart attack by the age of 20? How many people do you know in their 20’s that are really thinking about the prevention of a heart attack? The sad truth is that there are an increasing number of people that have their first heart attack by the age of 40. For many of those individuals the life style habits that are formed in their early years are directly contributing to those heart attacks. Foods high in fat, refined sugars and diets lacking the basic nutrients that our bodies need to operate at an optimal level are all contributing factors.

I’m sure that it is not new news to you that America’s number one killer is Heart Disease. But what you may not have realized is that it does not work alone. Heart Disease is part of a group of killers including improper nutrition, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, and the lack of exercise. While heart disease may be the one that most often kills an individual it could just as easily be cancer or a stroke. The final cause of death really doesn’t matter because they are all capable of beating the system: our immune system, cell damage caused by the free-radicals, on and on the list goes. The good news is that you can fight back.

The American Heart Association’s plan on reducing and/or preventing heart disease and all of the closely related diseases could probably be summed up by saying eat healthier (including nutrient rich foods, fruits and vegetables), get more exercise, limit how much saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol you eat, avoid tobacco, reduce the number of beverages and foods with refined sugars, lean meats and poultry without skin, and have fish a couple of times per week.

Easy enough right?

One of the biggest challenges that we face on a day to day basis is getting the basic nutrients into our bodies to optimize our systems. Those base nutrients come in the form of vitamins and minerals. Many of you reading this probably take some form of a multivitamin and that is a great start. Did you know that many of the vitamins our bodies require to function and an optimal level are water soluble and only stay in our bodies for a matter of hours before they need to be replaced? One of these water soluble vitamins happens to be B vitamin, which happens to be a very critical part of our fight against heart disease. For many Americans getting the proper amounts of B vitamin into their bodies is a challenge because if the processing of the foods that they are consuming did not remove all or most of the vitamin B the cooking probably took care of the little that was remaining.

Folate is a B-vitamin found in citrus fruits; tomatoes; dark leafy green vegetables such as spinach and romaine lettuce; pinto, navy, and kidney beans; and grain products. Since January 1998, wheat flour has been fortified with folic acid, the synthetic form of folate, to add an estimated 100 mcg per day to the average diet. However, researchers have found that that people who consumed at least 300 micrograms (mcg) of folate per day had a 20 percent lower risk of stroke and a 13 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease than those consuming less than 136 mcg of folate per day.

As you can see from the list above one of the best sources of B-vitamin is dark green leafy vegetables – the very thing that you never wanted to eat as a child and your mom insisted that you eat. Fortunately there are some healthy sources of B-vitamins that will ensure that you are not only taking, but absorbing the nutrients needed to fight against this short coming in our diets. One such source is the MetaGreens supplement from Univera LifeSciences.

While many of you may have heard of free radicals and know that one of the ways to avoid the damaging effects of free radicals in our bodies is to ensure that we taken in ample antioxidants. What you may not have heard is that free radicals damage the lining of your arteries which ultimately leads to the build up of plaque and eventually causing a blockage in the artery. If that artery leads to your brain you suffer a stroke. It is estimated that most Americans get approximately 1800 ORAC daily. Unfortunately, many experts are estimating that we should be getting in excess of 3500 ORAC daily to combat the effects of free radical damage on our bodies. A fantastic source of antioxidants is the Univera LifeSciences AgelessXtra. Not only does it have one of the highest (if not the highest) ORAC ratings of all supplements available it is a great source of vitamins B3 and B6. Additionally AgelessXtra provides a host of other nutrients engineered to help keep you aging healthier.

Some additional vitamins, minerals and nutrients that you should be watching are:

Vitamin E which strengthens the immune system and heart muscle improves circulation, reduces risk of clots (preventing thrombosis: blot clot blocking a blood vessel), destroys free radicals.

Vitamin C is important in treating cardiovascular disease.

Vitamins B6, B12, and Folic Acid deficiency have been linked to heart disease, particularly blocked arteries.
Alpha Lipoic Acid reduces risks of heart attack, lowers LDL cholesterol.

Beta Carotene reduces risks of heart attack and stroke.

CoQ10 promotes heart function, reduces risk of heart failure, reduces high blood pressure, speeds recovery from bypass surgery, reduces risk of heart attack, and prevents recurrences of heart attack.

Chromium Picolinate fights atherosclerosis, lowers triglycerides, and improves blood cholesterol profile.

Magnesium contributes to proper functioning of heart muscle, keeps heartbeats normal, reduces angina.

DHEA prevents unwanted blood clots, controls insulin, destroys free radicals, and helps reduce body fat.

L-Carnitine reduces fat and triglycerides in the blood, increases oxygen uptake and stress tolerance.

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) plays a potentially significant role in strengthening heart muscle, reducing atherosclerosis, and fighting obesity. Effective HGH releasers include Arginine, Arginine/Ornithine, L-Arginine, L-Glutamine, L-Lysine, L-Ornithine, Niacinamide, GABA, and OKG.

Below is some important information from the American Heart Association

Extensive clinical and statistical studies have identified “major” risk factors and “contributing” risk factors that lead to coronary heart disease (heart attack) and stroke. The risk factors are:

Heredity – offspring of parents and grandparents with cardiovascular disease are more likely to have heart attacks and strokes.

Men — men are more likely than women to have heart attacks and have heart attacks at younger ages.

Increasing Age — 4 out of 5 people who die of heart attack are over 65 years of age.

Physical Inactivity — regular aerobic exercise plays a significant role in preventing heart and blood vessel disease. Even modest levels of low-intensity exercise are beneficial if done regularly over the long term. Exercise also helps prevent increased blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, etc.

Cigarette / Tobacco Smoke — smokers have more than twice the risk of heart attack as nonsmokers, and the risk of sudden cardiac death is between two and four times the risk faced by nonsmokers.

High Blood Cholesterol Levels — higher LDL (”bad”) cholesterol correlates with increased risk of heart disease.

High Blood Pressure — the extra burden on the heart causes the heart to enlarge and weaken.

Obesity — the extra weight causes a strain on the heart; obesity leads to diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.

Diabetes Mellitus — 80 percent of people with diabetes die of some form of heart or blood vessel disease.

Stress — a potentially significant risk factor, particular in conjunction with one or more other risk factors.

In summery, please keep in mind when you fight cardiovascular disease by taking pro-active approach through a healthy lifestyle, simultaneously you will achieve reduced risk of all types of diseases and as such you are far more likely to live longer more fulfilling life.


1) American Heart Association (2004), International Cardiovascular Disease Statistics fact sheet

2) American Heart Association (2004), Heart and stroke facts

3) American Heart Association (2005), Homocysteine, Folic Acid and Cardiovascular Disease

4) Stephen Cherniske, M.S., The Metabolic Plan, The Random House Publishing Company, 2003, Pages: 59-61, 64-68, 271-272, 275-276, ISBN: 0-345-44102-8

5) American Heart Association website

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Acne and its treatment

Acne and its treatment

Acne and its treatment

By: Tania Jain

Acne is a menace. However, it's not something that cannot be tackled. There are loads of acne skin care products around. We can classify acne skin care products into 3 broad categories -

1. Preventive or general acne skin care products
2. Over-the-counter, specialised acne skin care products
3. On-prescription acne skin care products.

The general acne skin care products are the ones that are used as acne-prevention measure. These include cleansers, make-up removers and similar products that help prevent acne. In the real sense, these acne skin care products are just those that should anyway be part of your daily routine. However, some of these are more oriented to act like an acne skin care product. These acne skin care products act against the causes of acne e.g. limiting the production of sebum/oil and preventing clogging of skin pores. Basically, these acne skin care products prevent the oil from getting trapped in pores and hence hamper the growth of bacteria that lead to acne. The general acne skin care products also include exfoliation products like skin peels. These work towards removing dead skin cells, hence reducing the possibility of pore-clogging and bacteria development.

Then there are specialised acne skin care products that are available over-the-counter i.e. without the need of a prescription. These include products like vanishing creams which extract the extra oil from the skin. Most of these acne skin care products are based on benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, both of which are the enemies of bacteria (and hence acne). You should start with a product that has lower concentration of benzoyl peroxide (e.g. 5%) and see how your skin responds to it. Alpha-hydroxy-acid based moisturizers are also popular as acne skin care products. You might have to try a few, before you zero-in on the acne skin care product that is effective for you. If nothing seems to work, you should contact a dermatologist.

On-prescription acne skin care products are the ones that are prescribed by a dermatologist. This can include ointments that can be applied on the affected area or oral antibiotics or just any topical treatment. Dermatologist could also suggest a minor surgical procedure to remove the contents of pustules. However, never try to squeeze or do this by yourself, it can lead to permanent damage of your skin. Your doctor could also prescribe a hormone-based treatment (since hormonal changes are also known to cause acne). Such acne skin care products are known to be very effective in some cases.

So, with all those acne skin care products, tackling acne is not that difficult.


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CRF Frozen Foods Recall Affects Consumers In All 50 States



The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Food and Drug Administration and other public health agencies have been investigating an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes that has been associated with products produced by CRF Frozen Foods.

In April 2016, Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM) published an article telling readers that CRF Frozen Foods had launched a voluntary recall of fifteen frozen vegetable items after routine testing by state health officials in Ohio found Listeria monocytogenes present in one lot of Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) organic petite green peas and one lot of IQF organic white sweet cut corn. However, on May 2, 2016, CRF Frozen Foods has expanded the recall to include all of their frozen fruit and vegetable products. 

According to CRF Frozen Foods, the recall now includes 358 consumer products sold under 42 separate brands. Due to the large amount of products, this recall affects consumers in all 50 states and the Canadian Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

The company said that the products include the following:

  • organic and non-organic broccoli
  • butternut squash
  • carrots
  • cauliflower
  • corn
  • edamame
  • green beans
  • Italian beans
  • kale
  • leeks
  • lima beans
  • onions
  • peas
  • pepper strips
  • potatoes
  • potato medley
  • root medley
  • spinach
  • sweet potatoes
  • various vegetable medleys
  • blends
  • stir fry packages
  • blueberries
  • cherries
  • cranberries
  • peaches
  • raspberries
  • strawberries

CRF Frozen Foods said all affected products have the best by dates or sell by dates between April 26, 2016 and April 26, 2018.

For the complete list of recalled products, refer to the company's press release posted on the FDA website.

The company said that seven people in three states have become hospitalized due to Listeria and that some of the illnesses have been linked to eating CRF-manufactured or processed foods.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious or life-threatening illness among the elderly, frail persons, people with weakened immune systems and young children. The bacteria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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

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

The CDC recommends that consumers not eat nor restaurants and retailers serve or sell recalled organic and traditional frozen vegetables and fruit products.

As of May 3, 2016 the CDC said that investigations are ongoing to determine if food sources used to manufacture CRF Frozen Foods products could explain some of the Listeria illnesses.

CRF Frozen Foods said they suspended operations at their Pasco, Washington facility as of Monday morning, April 25, 2016 following the initial recall.

"We apologize for any concern or inconvenience this expanded recall has caused our customers and consumers who enjoy our products. " the company posted on the May 2, 2016 press release.

CRF Frozen Foods said that consumers who bought the products can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or throw the recalled products away.

CRF Frozen Foods said that consumers with questions can call the company's consumer hotline at 844.483.3866, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.


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How To Get Six Pack Abs With These 3 Easy Rules

How To Get Six Pack Abs With These 3 Easy Rules

Submitted by: Nick Brighton

Frustration is usually the first thing that springs to mind when it comes to abs training for a great six pack. Frustration due to the sheer amount of hard work, time and effort it takes just to remove the stubborn fat, let alone seeing a nice defined set of six pack abs.

To make things worse, we constantly get bombarded with the latest diet fads, the new crunch machine or the "do it in one weekend" scam that simply throw us further off track than we were before.

However, we've come a long way since the days of endless crunches that do more harm than good. But if you've spent the past few months or even years wasting your time and energy with crunches, sit ups and being the guinea pig for all those here today gone tomorrow abs machines and fad diets, then it's time to evaluate what's going wrong.

Sure, it takes hard work, but there is a fundamental difference between working hard and working smart. You're a smart person, so you needn't work so damn hard right?

There are 3 things you should always remember during your overall approach to a six pack with less effort...

1. Keep metabolism steady

The trick behind a great six pack is simply to lose weight first. A great way to do this is by controlling your metabolism. Don't just eat for the sake of eating. Eat when you feel genuinely hungry (but not desperately hungry). Make sure you keep some healthy snacks such as nuts or fruit at work so that you can continually feed yourself. It is recommended to eat around every three hours, but don't take this strictly as it differs from each individual.

2. Eat more fibre

Fibre has lots of benefits on your overall health, reducing cholesterol and keeping your heart healthy. Not only that, but if you want to reduce your natural food intake, fibre is the secret. This is because fibre makes us feel "full", and for longer. This means you will consume less food and still be fulfilled. Try things like brown rice, wholegrain bread and cereal, beans and lentils. However, don't go overboard...too much fibre can cause gas in the stomach and even constipation. The trick lies with point 3, which is to...

3. Drink more water

Water helps us flush the system from roughage and comes with numerous essential benefits. You should try to drink eight glasses per day when possible. Sometimes, drinking water can stave off apparent hunger pangs, which actually is your body's signal of thirst not hunger (which is a common natural deception we suffer)

These are just three things you can start doing today for free, but the three things alone are simply not enough to see dramatic and speedy abs.

You will need to have a well balanced, concentrated diet along with a proven abs training program to see the best results in the fastest possible time.

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