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Anti-Aging Foods

Anti-Aging Foods

Anti-Aging Foods
By Andy Gibson

How old are you? No, we don't mean how many birthdays have you celebrated. That's your chronological age. But how good is the pacing of your heart, the density of your bones, the agility of your mind? Their status will tell us your biological age. Some people are chronologically 40, but biologically 60, while others are chronologically 60, but biologically 40.

It's your biological age that matters. When you're biologically fit, you can throw away the calendar, for your motor is humming well and there's life in your years!

Biological age, says Dr. James Fries, professor of medicine at Stanford University, is a measure of how much "organ reserve" one possesses. Organ reserve is defined as the amount of functional ability one has available in response to a stressor in the form of an illness, accident or major life trauma. As we grow older, we generally lose organ reserve. Our immune, endocrine, and nervous systems are altered. Not only are we at greater risk of contracting infectious diseases, but we are also more susceptible to auto-immune diseases such as arthritis.

In the 1950s, Dr. Denham Harmon, from the University Of Nebraska School Of Medicine, proposed that many losses of function associated with aging are due to what he termed "free-radical damage." Free radicals are highly reactive chemical substances produced in the body, not only as a consequence of exposure to pollution, drugs, and chemicals but also as a result of natural metabolic activities. Harmon proposed that accelerated free-radical reactions may act as molecular time bombs that destroy the body's cells and result in the loss of organ reserve.

Research indicates that increased free-radical damage is associated with diseases that cause death in the elderly, including coronary heart disease and heart attack, certain forms of cancer and adult-onset diabetes.

Fortunately, our bodies are equipped with a mechanism - the antioxidant defense system - that helps protect against free-radical damage. Antioxidants are specific substances found in all cells that defuse free radicals before they have a chance to do serious damage to the body. They include vitamin E, beta carotene, vitamin C, and a variety of essential nutritional minerals, such as zinc, copper, and selenium.

Vitamin E is one of the superheroes when it comes to battling free radicals. Because it is a fat-soluble vitamin, it is attracted to cell membranes which have large amounts of fatty acids. Vitamin E prevents the oxidation of these fats by itself oxidizing and absorbing the free radicals.

Food sources of this vitamin include nuts, wheat germ, and sunflower seeds.

Vitamin C: Unlike Vitamin E, which works from the outside of cells, C does its antioxidizing job inside the cell, in its fluid (C is a water-soluble vitamin).

Food sources include: citrus fruits, amla (Indian gooseberry), strawberries, guavas and tomatoes.

Beta-carotene: Richly found in yellow-orange fruits and vegetables like mangoes, papayas, cantaloupes and carrots, beta-carotene converts to Vitamin A in the body. It is believed to be particularly effective against a highly toxic free radical called singlet oxygen.

Selenium: This trace mineral fights free radicals indirectly - by producing an enzyme which turns peroxides into harmless water. Best food sources are grains, fish, cabbage, celery and cucumber.

Zinc: another trace mineral, but this one works its effect in two ways: One, it acts as an antioxidant on its own; two, it forms part of an enzyme which protects cells against free radicals.

Good natural sources are liver, beef and nuts.

EAT RIGHT - STAY WELL!

Some of the major health-slackers and age-speeders (heart disease, osteoporosis) are often the result of faulty eating. In many cases you can reduce your disease risks as soon as you adopt good nutrition habits - even if you begin at 60.

REDUCE FATS: A high intake of fats is associated with obesity which, in turn, is connected with the onset of diseases like high blood pressure heart ailments, gall bladder problems, adult-onset diabetes and even certain forms of cancer.

You can safely reduce fats to 20 per cent of daily calories - 30 per cent is the outer limit. Of the three types of fats, saturated fats (from animal products and from vegetable sources like palm and coconut oils) are associated with the build-up of cholesterol. Monounsaturated fats (from ground nuts oil, nuts such as almond, cashews, peanuts, etc.), and polyunsaturated fats (from safflower oil sunflower oil, etc.) appear to have a cholesterol-lowering effect.

Animal fats also carry the added danger of cholesterol. One egg yolk, for instance, contains about 240 mg, which is more than most of us should consume in a whole day.

On the other hand, all fats are breeding grounds for free radicals. And the unsaturated fats are more likely to react with oxygen when cooked and form free radicals than the saturated fats. So, the bottomline is: limit all fat consumption. Try the following food swaps:

  • Substitute skim milk for whole.
  • Substitute egg whites for yolks, in omelets and other dishes.
  • If you can't stomach the idea of being a pure vegetarian, substitute skinless chicken and fish for fat-marbled red meats, sausages and cold cuts.

Also, steam, bake or eat foods raw whenever you can. If you must fry, opt for stir-frying with minimal oil in a non-stick skillet, instead of deep frying.

BONE UP ON CALCIUM:

How well you "stand up" to aging is very largely a matter of how adequate your intake of calcium has been. If you've not been getting enough, bone loss can begin in the mid-30's, in women even as early as puberty. The result: osteoporosis, that brittle bone disease that hits elderly people.

Many people don't get enough calcium in their diet (especially hard-core vegetarians who don't even take milk/dairy products). Your daily requirement: 800-1000mg. Good calcium sources are: milk and milk products; fish like sardines (where you can chew on those tiny, edible, calcium-rich bones); green leafy vegetables. But the calcium from plant sources is not as well absorbed as that from animal sources.

Also, unfortunately, aging itself blunts calcium absorption. Certain foods like coffee, tea, colas and chocolates (all of which contain caffeine) as well as tobacco, if taken at the same time as calcium, can inhibit its absorption. So do phosphorus-rich drinks like sodas.

Remember, also, that your body requires Vitamin D for the intestinal absorption of calcium. If your diet is deficient in this vitamin, you can get some of your needs from sunlight. Food sources include: liver, egg yolk, milk, butter.

WHAT ELSE...

In the run-up to a healthy old age, there are a few other things you must do:

  1. Limit salt intake to about one teaspoon a day. Excess salt consumption carries the risk of high blood pressure and its potentially fatal consequences: heart disease, stroke, kidney disease.
  2. Avoid heavy alcohol consumption. It is associated with liver damage and increased cancer risk.
  3. Give up smoking. It can cause a whole range of illness, from chronic respiratory ailments like emphysema to cancers of the lung, mouth and esophagus.

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Type 2 Diabetes - Link Between Nonalcoholic Liver Disease and Peripheral Vascular Conditions

Type 2 Diabetes - Link Between Nonalcoholic Liver Disease and Peripheral Vascular Conditions

Type 2 Diabetes - Link Between Nonalcoholic Liver Disease and Peripheral Vascular Conditions
By Beverleigh H Piepers

Type 2 diabetes is a known risk factor for both nonalcoholic liver disease and peripheral vascular conditions. Scientists at Qingdao University and other research facilities in China have found a link between both conditions.

In July of 2017, the Internal Medicine Journal reported on a study of two thousand six hundred and forty-six participants who had been previously diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. They were all at least 40 years of age. Those who had nonalcoholic fatty liver disease were at a high risk for peripheral vascular conditions. A total of 12.8 percent of the participants with the liver condition also had vascular conditions, compared with 7.8 percent of the participants without liver disease. When all other factors were taken into account, the difference was shown to be slightly significant. C-reactive protein, an indicator of inflammation, and measurements of defective metabolism were also higher in those with peripheral artery disease (PAD).

From the above information, the researchers concluded nonalcoholic fatty liver disease was partly to blame. Metabolic risk factors and inflammation were other risk factors. The complications of Type 2 diabetes appear to be related to the other risk factors. Keeping blood sugar levels and body weight under control is important to every body system. The early stages of Type 2 diabetes are not painful but prevention of the complications can prevent the pain of...

  • peripheral artery disease,
  • heart attacks, and
  • strokes.

Peripheral vascular conditions frequently go undiagnosed. If ignored these conditions can lead to gangrene and amputation.

  • gangrene develops from poor circulation.
  • when the limbs do not get sufficient oxygen and nutrients, tissue can die.
  • dead tissue can become infected.
  • if antibiotics do not resolve the infection, then amputation becomes the next step in treatment.

Peripheral vascular conditions are the most common reasons for amputation.

If tingling and numbness occur in your hands or feet, then be sure to have them checked out, diagnosed and treated. Peripheral vascular conditions can be treated with medication and with regular walking (feet). Ways of preventing or treating peripheral artery disease...

  • keeping your blood sugar below 100 mg/dL (5.5 mmol/L) fasting,
  • not smoking,
  • taking blood pressure medication when it is indicated by your doctor,
  • taking cholesterol-lowering medication regularly when prescribed,
  • taking medications to improve blood circulation - Plavix (clopidogrel) or daily aspirin prescribed to prevent blood clots, Trental, Pentoxil (pentoxifylline) prescribed to improve blood circulation, Pletal (cidistoprel) prescribed to improve circulation.
  • surgery to replace damaged blood vessels with artificially-made tubes.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

For nearly 25 years, Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.

The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.

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Are Name Brand Power Tools Worth the Extra Money?

Are Name Brand Power Tools Worth the Extra Money?

Are Name Brand Power Tools Worth the Extra Money?

Why does name brand power tools, such as DeWALT or Makita, cost so much more than the non-name brand power tools from foreign countries? What are you really paying all the extra money for when buying name brands? Whether you buy name brand or not, both power tools can do the same job but which one will work best for you? It is you who needs to decide what fits your lifestyle and your budget. Are Name Brand Power Tools Worth the Extra Money?

If you are looking for a power tool to use on the job site then name brand and only name brand is what you should buy. In this case, that power tool is helping you make an income. When it fails your production stops along with your income. That is why it is a good idea to buy name brands because they are less likely to fail. Name brand power tools are better built with higher quality materials. They can take more abuse in harder working conditions than non-name brands. Name Brand cordless power tools have batteries with a longer life span and more capacity. Their batteries can run longer with fewer charges. Name brand power tools also have better ergonomics which increases user productivity and decreases user fatigue. On top of that name brand power tools come with awesome warranties that are good sometimes for years. Non name brand warranties expire the day you use them.

On the other hand if you are looking for a power tool to use every once in a while then non-name brand power tools would be best for you. Non-name brand power tools are usually imported from foreign countries such as China or Japan. Their not as high quality as name brands but they are a third of the price. Non-name brands are great for home owners who only need a power tool for "around the house" projects where they are only used 20 or 30 times a year. If they are accidentally dropped or lost then it isn't that big of a deal because they are so cheap you can just buy a new one and finish the task later. A home owner could buy three non-name brand power tools for the price of one name brand power tool. Foreign power tools still get the job done and if taken care of they will last for years.

Name Brand power tools are worth the extra money if you are using them to make some money but if you're just looking build a bird house then non-name brand would be best. Personally I choose non-name brands because I only use them once in a while around the house and since they are so cheap I can buy more of a variety of power tools to make my garage that much more versatile. Whether you decide to buy name brand or non-name brand, in the end you always get what you pay for and it is you who determines whether it is worth the extra money.

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Organic Dog Food and Making the Right Choice

Organic Dog Food and Making the Right Choice

Organic Dog Food and Making the Right Choice

By: Hanif Khaki

So what's the deal with Organic dog food?

As you know, dog food is available in a wide variety of colours, sizes, flavors, and shapes. The real distinction is obviously the ingredients contained in the products. You may be surprised to know that the ingredient list on dog food labels reads very much like human junk food. Some ingredients are even difficult to pronounce and are borrowed from medical encyclopedias. Then of course there are dog foods that are teeming with artificial ingredients, additives and preservatives that can be harmful to pets. So just what is "Spot" to do when it comes to healthy eating?

Many pet owners are discovering organic dog foods to feed their pets. Just as we humans are conscious of what we put into our bodies, these pet owners take that same consciousness and use it to make wiser decisions about not including chemicals in their dogs' diets. Organic dog treats are the next best thing to all natural dog food, as they are free of the pesticides and insecticides that are present in many foods.

Be aware of food labels however, as they can be very confusing. Natural dog food is not the same as "organic"dog food and this can be quite misleading for many. The fact is, "natural" foods are not held to the same higher standard as "organic" foods. The USDA must certify a food as organic, in order for the food to be labelled as such. Natural dog treats are considerably less costly than their organic counterparts, and as such are not deemed as reliable. Natural foods do however guarantee the absence of food colouring and additives such as sodium metabisulfite or ethoxyquin, which are allergens linked to allergies, cancer and even brain damage.

Even though organic food servings are pricier and contain about half the amount of food in volume compared to non-organic food, dogs are reportedly more satisfied with the lesser amount due to the purity of the healthier ingredients contained. This makes the organic and non-organic dog foods very comparable in price.

The bottom line is that choosing to feed your dog organic food instead of the preservative and chemically rich non-organic food can definitely go a long way in helping your dog live a more healthy and troublefree life free of allergies, skin ailments, diabetes and cancer. An added benefit may be the lower veterinary bills brought on by your healthier dog.

For further information on this topic, be sure to consult the many resources available to you online. Enjoy your dog in good health!

 

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Prospecting Your Customer

Prospecting Your Customer

Prospecting Your Customer

By: Jay Conners

When you establish a relationship with a customer, you want that relationship to have many levels, not just one layer from one sale.

We all have our sales goals to meet on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis. This doesn't mean that once we get a sale out of our customer, that we hurry them out the door and move onto the next one.

Build a relationship with your customer. As you close the deal on your sale, talk to your customer, find out what it is they need and can use that you can provide them with.

People love to talk about themselves, so it shouldn't be too hard to get them talking.

Ask about their job, their family, their pets, their hobbies, etc.

For instance, when I was in banking, working within the branch network and someone came in to open a checking account, I would sit them down at my desk and profile them.

How would I profile them?

I would take down their information and put it into my computer. By doing this I was able to see if this customer was new to our bank or an existing customer.

Now, if they were a new customer, and came in to open a checking account, I could safely assume that their savings account, investments, and loans were at another bank.

This is about the time I would start my profiling. I would ask about the other institutions that he did business with and compare the benefits and features of our products to the ones he had.

I also knew that there was a reason that he decided to open an account with me, perhaps he just wasn't happy with his existing bank.

Remember, I only told him about our products and services, I did not push them on him. However, I did make notes of everything we discussed, so I could follow up at a later time. I would also leave my customer with a welcome packet consisting of a brochure for each of our products and several of my business cards.

The customer is in the door. You have some of their business. That is fine for the time being. You don't want to overwhelm them. Build the relationship with them, gradually find out what their needs are by prospecting, than when the time is right, go over a product with them that you believe is ideal to their needs.

If I had an existing customer in front of me, I had the ability to se what they did and did not have, and again, I would go over the benefits and features of our products, taking notes, and following up at a later time.

The next time you have a customer in front of you, prospect them. Find out what they do and do not have with you. Once you have figured this out, offer to explain the benefits and features of products you have that you believe would be good for them. Make notes of the conversations you have with your customers, than follow up with them to talk about the products you had discussed.

Prospecting is simply finding out what a customer needs that they don't have. Once you have established what their needs are, the rest will come relatively easy. Good luck.

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 2

by

Joseph

Last week I decided to challenge myself to increase my barbell floor to 400 pounds by December 15, 2017. I'm off to a good start, and I'm posting my results from week 2.

Monday September 18, 2017

I started out with a warm up set then went right to work.

135x10x1

250x6x1

250x4x1

250x3x2 

250x2x3

The lifts were all good. I set the safety pins on the floor so that if I failed in a press, the bar would be prevented from landing on my chest. My legs were extended and I executed full arm extension during each press. I was very pleased with myself. 

I followed up with horizontal seated cable rows at 210 pounds and this combined with the floor presses lead to DOMS.

I attempted more floor presses on Saturday September 23, 2017 but it didn't go so well.

135x6x1

270x1x1

260x1x1

245x1x1

In other words, I got as far as one rep at 270 pounds but no better on the other lighter weight presses. That's okay, though. I had very little sleep and was not in the right mood for the floor press. I rounded out with horizontal cabl rows at 210 pounds, lateral pulldowns at 150 pounds and seated dumbbell overhead presses with 55 pounds in each hand.

The take away lesson is that you've got to be in the right frame of mind whenever you lift. 

I plan to do 270x3x3 on Monday September 25, 2017. I'll keep you posted.

 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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The Fun of Fantasy Football

The Fun of Fantasy Football

The Fun of Fantasy Football

Fifteen to eighteen million people play fantasy football every year-and the numbers are growing rapidly.

In fantasy football, you "draft" or auction an imaginary team composed of real-life football players (this can include NFL professionals or college players). They then score points based on their actual performance in real games.

Your fantasy tournament progresses in much the same way as the real football games. You go head-to-head, competing against another opponent each week.

If your team scores the most points by the end of the season, and has the best win-loss record, you win.

Fantasy football was invented by Danny Dulac, one of the organizers of the Raiders. He thought of it during a road trip to the east coast, and by the time he got back, he had fleshed out many of the rules and was "ready for kick off". Today, there are thousands of websites, magazines and software that are dedicated to fantasy sports.

This is how it works. You have a fantasy league with 8 to 12 teams, with players drafted at the start of the season. Depending on the league you join, you start with a clean slate every season or have a permanent partial roster (these players can't be included in the annual draft). Some leagues will have you keep the entire team and just draft rookies. At any time during the season owners can change their team by firing some players (that's life) and hiring free agents who were not drafted. You can also trade with other teams.

The scores are based on how the players do in their weekly NFL games. For example, a player gets 1 point for making 25 passing yards, 10 rushing yards, or 10 receiving yards. He gets a whopping 6 points for a touchdown (unless it's a passing touchdown, where he just gets 4). Errors can also affect your score. For example, every interception that is thrown subtracts two points. This also applies to fumbles.

Defensive scores are a little harder to compute, so some leagues opt to compute the scores primarily on yards. (They say it is more realistic and mimics the way an actual game works.) Defensive statistics such as sacks and fumble recoveries are then subtracted. To get the number of touchdowns, the total score is divided by a particular number (sometimes 80 or 100). Then any field goals made by placekickers are added to that score.

It's a very exciting game and adds a new dimension to the already popular game of football.

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Face Your Fears

Face Your Fears

Submitted by: Sandra Prior

It may be a natural response to avoid what we find scary - but that doesn't mean it's the best response. When people with phobias dodge whatever it is that fills them with terror and anxiety they usually compound the problem - sometimes to such an extent that it eventually cripples their lives. And that is worth avoiding.

Specific phobias (excessive fear related to exposure to specific objects or situations) can affect up to one-third of the population at some point in their lives. Data released last year from a Stress and Health Study conducted nationally from January 2002 to August 2004 shows that 9,8% of Americans will suffer from agoraphobia (excessive anxiety about being in places or situations that may cause panic attacks) at some time in their lives and 2,8% will suffer from social phobia (the excessive fear of experiencing humiliation or embarrassment in a social context).

Despite this frequency, few people seek treatment. Most people only seek treatment when the phobia becomes severe and interferes significantly with their personal lives, career or interpersonal relationships.

Panic Mode

The definition of 'phobia' is 'a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it'. This 'solution', however, soon becomes part of the problem. Avoidance and control behaviors become a handicap, forcing people to use up time, energy and attention that could be better spent on other things. People with a phobia become adept at avoiding that phobic object or situation so they never face the fear, which then becomes more intense and causes the avoidance to be more extreme.

Gradually the sufferer's life may become increasingly restricted and governed by the phobia. For example, socially phobic people learn to avoid social situations that lead to anxiety. They may eventually avoid public-speaking engagements, eating in public or using public toilets. Over time the person avoids almost all social encounters and may even become housebound.

A phobia may also become inclusive of other things related to the phobic object or situation. A person who has a phobia of furry dogs may start to fear anything furry, and then can't even look at a picture of furry dogs or other furry objects. As more and more situations and objects are avoided, the sufferer's world starts to close in.

When phobic disorders go untreated they can lead to secondary conditions such as depression, other anxiety disorders, substance abuse and even suicide. Many people with social phobia become dependent on alcohol or sedatives and use them to reduce their anxiety.

Face the Fear

Two popular treatments for phobias are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and hypnotherapy. There is no good evidence that hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for specific phobias. CBT, however, is useful in the treatment of both specific and social phobias. With CBT, people are gradually exposed to their feared situations, beginning with the situation they fear the least. In people with social phobia, CBT can be used to correct dysfunctional thoughts about fear of failure, humiliation or embarrassment.

With CBT it's important that exposure is graded and repeated, as forced and quick exposure is likely to reinforce the phobia. Treatment is also not dependent on knowing the cause or root of the phobia. By just recognizing and diagnosing the symptoms, treatment through CBT can be very effective.

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Type 2 Diabetes - Preventing Critical Limb Ischemia in Diabetics

Type 2 Diabetes - Preventing Critical Limb Ischemia in Diabetics

Type 2 Diabetes - Preventing Critical Limb Ischemia in Diabetics
By Beverleigh H Piepers

Anyone who has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is at risk for developing what is known as critical limb ischemia, a condition in which arteries supplying blood to the limbs form plaques inside their walls. When this happens not enough oxygen can reach the cells, and the cells develop ischemia, which can lead to cell death. Various medical people consider it an advanced form of peripheral artery disease (PAD), while others consider it a separate condition.

With enough dead cells in the limbs, the limbs are then subject to infection. The immune system is unable to fight infections effectively if blood flow is sluggish. Critical limb ischemia is not always diagnosed until serious problems such as gangrene, develop. Scientists at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Hubei, China, have found a molecule that could be used to diagnose critical limb ischemia before it progresses to a critical level. Their work was reported in September of 2017 by the journal Scientific Reports.

A molecule called Siglec-5 was found in cases where Type 2 diabetics had been diagnosed with ischemia. The molecule was seen in samples of plaque taken from the limbs of those with ischemia but not in the arteries of diabetic patients without plaque. The investigators concluded Siglec-5 levels could be used for the prevention of or treatment planning in critical limb ischemia.

In the United States, there are about 500 to 1000 cases of chronic limb ischemia diagnosed for every million people every year, with approximately 8 to 10 million cases existing at any one time. Worldwide statistics are unavailable.

The following can raise the risk of critical limb ischemia...

  • being aged over 60 or post menopausal,
  • being a smoker,
  • having Type 2 diabetes,
  • being overweight or obese,
  • leading a sedentary lifestyle,
  • having high cholesterol levels,
  • having high blood pressure readings,
  • a family history of blood vessel disease.

Anyone diagnosed with critical limb ischemia can have foot pain at rest. Muscle pain described as burning or cramping may be felt in the muscles and is relieved at rest. In more severe cases there can be ulceration or gangrene. The condition is diagnosed with a technique known as pulse volume recording or by ultrasound, a technique used to show blood flow, or lack thereof, throughout the legs and feet.

In mild cases, treatment can consist of...

  • controlling blood sugar levels,
  • taking medications to lower cholesterol levels,
  • reducing high blood pressure,
  • losing weight, and by
  • quitting smoking.

In other cases, angioplasty can be used. A tube with a small balloon may be inserted into the affected arteries. The balloon is inflated to aid in eliminating the plaque.

Surgery is another option. Jammed vessels may be replaced with artificial arteries.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

For nearly 25 years, Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.

The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.

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Kitchen Cabinet Design For Comfortable Kitchens

Kitchen Cabinet Design For Comfortable Kitchens

Kitchen Cabinet Design For Comfortable Kitchens

Your kitchen is probably your most used room in the house. It's a central place at meal time. Guests tend to gather there when parties are thrown. If walls could talk, your kitchen walls would probably have a lot to say. That's why the way your kitchen looks, and the kitchen cabinet design is so important.

Although cabinets can be made from many materials, they usually are made from wood. The stain that is used on them is applied in such a way as to best show off the grain of that particular wood. Some cabinets are very light golden yellow while others are dark - almost black - brown. Just about all of the woods that cabinets can be made out of can be stained light or dark, but each will take the stain color a little differently. A dark jacobean brown stain will look much different on an oak cabinet than it will on a maple cabinet.

Many people today are choosing kitchen cabinet design that has lots of color. Many people like a brightly colored kitchen and choose the cabinets to match. You can get cabinets in candy apple red or silver gray to match your desire. Even older cabinets are getting an update these days with a splash of color. A new paint job can totally transform even the worst of cabinets.

When thinking about your cabinets, don't forget about the hardware. Not only will you be look at them when you are in the kitchen, you will be using them to open your cabinets. You can get knobs and pulls in many styles. Handles and pulls might require you to put two screws into the cabinets. Long pulls and large cabinets work good Smaller cabinets might go great with smaller pulls or knobs. Pulls and handles are typically installed in the center of the drawer and the lower side of the door on the opening edge. Knobs are sometimes used instead of pulls. Knobs are attached to the cabinet with only 1 screw. They are small and usually mounted in the center of drawers and the upper opening side of cabinets on the ground, and lower opening side of cabinets above the countertops.

Cabinet hardware comes in all different styles and colors. When you think of cabinet hardware, you might think of black, pewter or bright gold colored knobs. Newer options are also available. With todays modern kitchens, stainless steel is a popular choice. For those with particular tastes in say, roosters, there are even manufactures that will make hardware in the shapes of popular items to compliment the decorating that you have done in your kitchen.

Having a good feeling in your kitchen is key. Your kitchen should be comfortable and appealing. And your kitchen cabinet design will add to that comfort when you've put your own finishing touches on them.

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