Go Green: Asthmatics Need to Read Food Labels

There are many things that can affect asthma symptoms including additives in the food you eat. Reading the labels on food and understanding them is a step in the right direction toward helping yourself.

Sometimes you stumble upon a useful snippet of information that can really make a difference to your attempts to reduce your symptoms and improve your general health in the process. One of these is discovering that you should read the labels on food to help minimize the effect that certain additives have on your breathing condition.

This is because when you are fully aware of what it is that the food you are buying really contains, you can then choose whether you want to buy a particular item, or seek out something better as a more healthy replacement. This is not anything earth moving in nature, but it does go to show that by using common sense, you can shop more intelligently and only buy those foods that you know for sure are going to help you manage your allergies, while putting back on the shelves those which you may previously bought without knowing that they can actually damage your health efforts.

Not only that, but reading food labels is a real eye opening experience because many people are blissfully unaware what goes into a lot of the food they eat. This naturally applies to packaged, canned, frozen and processed foods. Fresh foods don’t generally need a label because there are usually no artificial additives in things like fresh fruit and vegetables.

How do you think this may help you when the logical way of thinking says that it must be airborne pollutants that are causing your asthma symptoms to manifest? Well, those certain additives that are found in many modern processed and packaged foods are known to increase your body’s sensitivity to the very pollutants that can trigger your attacks, so by avoiding them, you can help yourself in a big way.

While you are helping your health by avoiding those additives, you should also look at other natural methods of managing your asthma condition which are explained at ClearAirways.com. One of the most important of these is ensuring the air you breathe is clean such as you’ll find outside cities and big towns and away from any industrial activity.

By doing everything in your power to educate and thus help yourself to attain a better level of health, you can control your asthma much better. That way you can work with your doctor in reducing your reliance on the medications and inhaler usage which common sense must tell you is better for you in so many ways!

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The Video You Must Watch About Global Warming

Sometimes you see a piece of lateral thinking, that’s so clear and decisive there seems little scope for disagreement.  This video in my opinion is one of those, an argument that’s basically very simple but delivered in a fair and concise manner.

It’s simplicity is perhaps why I think it’s so brilliant – and I hope anyone who stumbles across it, will take ten minutes to watch it all. If you get blocked for any reason, get the free trial of the Smart DNS proxy service, it’s good for two weeks for free.

It’s called What’s the Worse That Can Happen?

 

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How to Save Money on Printer Cartridges

There’s no excuse for anyone to have to pay markedly higher costs for a printer cartridge just because it’s for a brand name printer. Anytime you buy a brand name product, you will more than likely have to pay more than you should. One burden afflicted upon small business owners is the escalating expense of buying and maintaining electronic equipment.

You probably don’t give much thought to the small purchases you make here and there; however, if you add them up at the end of the year, you may be surprised at how much you have spent. If you pay attention to the rest of this report, you will find strategies that allow you to fight back and control how much you spend on printer cartridges.

You can save a lot of ink, and extend the life of your printer cartridge, if you use Draft Mode whenever possible. If you get into the habit of making your draft copies using black and white mode, your color ink cartridges will last longer. Draft Mode, as you may have guessed, uses less ink and this is how it saves you both money and ink. This method is fine for personal copies when you need to make them. As a rule, Draft Mode won’t be what you use for documents you send to others because the print quality is not the best.

Even though you can use the print preview before printing, sometimes you may want to print it out and see how it looks. It is actually the cost of printer cartridges today that has allowed the remanufactured cartridge industry to really take off. For those that don’t have a lot of money, this is a great solution. Ink cartridges for less is really a great idea! Remanufactured cartridges are simply empty ink cartridges that have been cleaned and the ink is put back in. Completely compatible with any printer that you have, refurbished ink cartridges save you money and work just great. People buy ink cartridges that are refurbished because there is a significant savings. That 75% off (or more!) you really can’t go wrong with an ink cartridge that gets the job done.

There are many good alternatives to buying name brand printer cartridges out there. The savings are very attractive, making people come back to get these cartridges every time. Saving money is so easy when you refill your own cartridges, something that you can do other than buying new or something refurbished. There’s loads of Youtube videos online which can show you how to refill specific cartridges, I can recommend this DNS service if you have problems getting access to these, for example if Youtube is blocked in your country or a specific video is filtered due to location.

What you’ll need to do is get a refill kit so you’ll have the necessary tools to do this. Look for a list of compatible printers and cartridges on each refill kit – make sure your printer and cartridge is on there. Not all refill kits are the same, so you have to make sure you are getting the right one. You need to be careful and not spill when refilling your cartridge. This will help you save on ink too this site is quite useful - http://www.compatibletoner.org/

It’s a pretty safe bet that the cost of printer ink cartridges is going to continue to rise. You can minimize your investment costs for printer cartridges if you use your creativity and look for good ways to buy your cartridges at the best price. It’s perfectly normal for a business to charge you as much as they want. Your job is to do what you can to find the best prices. At least now you know some ways to deal with this issue and there are many more so keep looking.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by MyLilGreenDress - June 22, 2014 at 5:11 am

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Some Lil’ Green Changes You Can Make to Your Life

One thing you are going to find is that green living isn’t just about what we can do to help our planet, but it is also something which will help peoples over all health. One thing that a lot of individuals don’t understand is that as our planet becomes more and more polluted every day, and the health of the individuals that live in the world is also going to be effected. Here we are going to be talking about a few things that will be able to help both our own health and the planet at the same time.

One thing that more and more individuals should stop using is disposable plastic products as well as disposable Styrofoam, plastics and Styrofoam products are a small number of things that can take thousands of years to decompose. This means that each time someone places a plastic bag or Styrofoam container in their garbage and it ends up in our land fills, we are contaminating the earth. One of the largest culprits are the grocery stores as they use plastic bags now as opposed to paper bags, of course some stores will still enable you to ask for paper bags and if you do use the paper bags be sure you recycle them. Or even better, you could get the reusable canvass totes for your shopping.

You can also start to plant trees as well as other types of plants, regularly to help re-build their population. Our world is consuming a lot more trees every year than we’re planting. If you consider it, if we keep using more trees than we plant each and every year, in time there will be no trees left in the world. For us to keep the tree population where it ought to be, everybody should be planting a minimum of one tree a month. You need to also realize that when there are less and less trees in the world, that also means that the volume of oxygen in our air will also be reduced every year.

One more thing you ought to start doing is to start using as many organic and naturally developed products as you can. The fantastic thing about consuming organic foods is that farmers are not going to need to use as many pesticides and chemicals that wind up in our air, soil and also in the foods we consume. You have to understand that pesticides are a poison to kill insects and when these chemical compounds enter our bodies it is still a poison that can do damage to our health. Then when ever possible, you ought to only be purchasing products which have been made or grown using only organic methods.

Travelling is one of the biggest environmental costs simply because of the energy that is required.  Now it would be a very dull place if we couldn’t go anywhere, travel is a wonderful experience, but sometimes we can cut out some non-essential journeys.  After all is there really a need to travel hundreds of miles to have a one hour meeting ?  The technology exists to have fast, high quality video conferences with very little trouble it’s quick, inexpensive and has a minimal environmental impact.  Even if you’re international and have problems with filters, there are very simple methods to route video protocols without great expense – this video is for the best smart dns service I could find -

Saving our earth in addition to our health is a thing that every single person is accountable for. If everybody was to do their part you would realize that the health of our planet and our personal health would both benefit from these kinds of efforts. Obviously you additionally have to realize that if people don’t start taking care of our planet, in time it will no longer be able to sustain life.

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Saving Resources on the Beach

There is a conflict when on the beach to be eco-friendly and to be pampered by comfort. People might only have 7 days on the beach for their annual holiday and often the pyschology produces a mind-set that wants everything booked in advance with as much comfort as possible. After all, tropical beaches in Thailand, India, Africa, the Caribbean, South East Asia and the South Pacific all are very hot. Air-con seems like a welcome relief. It is sandy and sunbathing means lots of oil. Thus people want a great bathroom, maid cleaning and fresh sheets and towels every day. Not knowing the language or the culture the safest thing to do is use taxis, book tours, take airplanes and otherwise pay to make the traveling as glitch-free as possible.

It is unrealistic to completely change your expectations about your holiday and give up all luxuries in order to help the environment and preserve local culture. However, it is not unreasonable for people to make some effort to dry and reduce their carbon footprint on a beach holiday.

At many beach destinations such as Zanzibar, Brazilian beaches, Thong Nai Pan, White Sands, Khao Lak, Phuket, Koh Samui in Thailand and Bali there is a range of accommodation options. Why not choose a resort where the rooms are not big so that there is a smaller space to air-condition. Morever, it is wasteful to leave the air-con on when you go out. Modern coolers take only a few minutes to cool a room. Also putting the thermostat down low doesn’t cool a place significantly quicker.

Why not eat out ocassionally in a more ’local’ spot. The kitchen set up of small local kitchens is much less carbon and resource intensive than a hotel that uses lots of power, wastes food and needs a large staff. And giving money to local businesses helps to preserve local culture, especially in often isolated beach communities.

Another tip is to see what other people are doing. You might find other cheaper options. Obviously public transport reduces carbon emissions from vehicles. Walking places can be pleasurable and culturally interesting. Why not unwind on holiday by taking the time to forego a few taxis?

Other eco-suggestions for beach holidays are:

  • Drinking locally sourced bottled water, and re-fill if possible
  • Turn off the shower when you are soaping
  • Bring recycled beach bag
  • Don’t urinate in the sea
  • Stay cool down on the beach, rather than using the air-con in the room
  • Find a hotel with a sea water swimming pool

 Every little bit of water saved, carbon not emitted, money distributed locally, pollution avoided is finite and helps to preserve the beaches that you love. They are special places and deserve our respect.

 

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