Oct 252016
 

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7 Not So Junky Junk Foods to Grab on the Go

Road trips, gas stops, no time for lunch; we’ve all found ourselves at the convenience store for a fast bite on the go. While a bag of chips or chocolate bar may be an option we later regret; there are fast bites that can actually offer some health benefits. Dr. Christopher Calapai a board certified expert in osteopathic medicine specializing in longevity offers some junk food options to consider the next time there’s no time for an actual meal.

1 – Blue M&M’s and Blue Gatorade – Don’t get the blues about all food dyes. From candy to sports drinks, the unnatural colors of foods today can make you cringe at the thought of what’s making them colored. But, not all colored dyes are as bad as you may think. Research done by scientists at the University of Rochester found that Brilliant Blue G (BBG), found in blue M & M’s and blue Gatorade, could help reduce damage from spine injuries. When BBG was injected into lab rats with spinal cord injuries, it sped up their recovery time and ability to walk.

2 – Cheeze Whiz?? No way!! – Fat isn’t always a bad word. The FDA has stated that not only are all trans fats not bad, some are actually good for you. Conjugated Linoleic Acids (CLAs), although high in calories can help fight cancer, weight gain, diabetes and arthritis. It’s hard to believe, but CLAs are found in Cheese Whiz.

3 – Pork Rinds – Just the words pork rinds sound like instant heart attack. However did you know they are a fantastic source of protein? A one-ounce serving of this fried snack has seventeen grams of protein, seven times the amount of found in a serving of potato chips. Plus, 43% of the fat found in pork rinds come from oleic acid, the same healthy fat found in olive oil.

4 – Beer – Some studies have found that beer can actually help increase bone mineral density because it contains silicon, making bones stronger and less likely to fracture. A Harvard University study found that beer could prevent blood clots and reduce the risk of stroke. Italian researchers found that beer can raise HDL, the good cholesterol in your body. Opt for a light beer with fewer calories to avoid that full feeling.

5 – Graham Crackers — They are the next best things to cookies if you’re trying to keep your health in mind. Graham crackers contain much less sugar than regular cookies and are still sweet enough to satisfy a craving. Plus, they are made with flour that undergoes a special milling process, preserving more of the whole wheat than in usual milling.

6 – Popcorn — This is a snack that gets two thumbs up. Popcorn is packed with fiber and polyphenols, which are antioxidants that help to protect us from heart disease and certain cancers. Surprisingly, popcorn has more iron than eggs and spinach! It is also gluten-free, which makes it an option for those with Celiac Disease and other gluten allergies. Lastly, popcorn is mostly air. This means it fills you up, helping to stave off hunger cravings.

7 – Beef Jerky — Forget about the leather-tasting jerky of years past, today’s gourmet jerky is delicious and can be healthy. Beef Jerky, just like its non-dried version of meat, is high in protein, iron and zinc. It, also, contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Be sure to look for natural beef jerky as the newer gourmet styles that are packed with flavor and free of nitrates.

About the Doctor: Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O. is an Osteopathic Physician board certified in family medicine, and anti-aging medicine. Proclaimed the “The Stem Cell Guru” by the New York Daily News, Dr. Calapai is a leader in the field of stem cell therapy in the U.S. His stem cell treatments have achieved remarkable results in clinical trials on patients with conditions as varied as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, erectile dysfunction, frailty syndrome, heart, kidney and liver failure, lupus, MS and Parkinson’s. He has worked with Mike Tyson, Mickey Rourke, Steven Seagal, and Gotham’s, Donal Logue; and as a medical consultant for the New York Rangers. Connect with him via twitter @drcalapai or at www.drcal.net

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Jul 022015
 

Zakix 6 Premium Micro USB Cable Pack Review #zakixdirect

Zakix 6 Premium Micro USB Cable Pack

Our family has a lot of electronic devices that needs charging so it’s essential for us to have a charging cord in each room.  Recently we were given the opportunity to try the Zakix Premium Micro USB Cable Pack this set includes three 6 foot cables and three 3 foot cables, giving you the ideal solution for syncing, charging and connecting.

Go Here to Watch the Zakix 6 Premium Micro USB Cable Pack Video!

It’s important to me that they Premium Micro USB Cable Pack includes three 6 foot UBS cables and three 3 foot UBS cables, giving you the ideal length that you may need for each device you need to charge.  It’s also important to me that each charging cable is high quality.  I love that its able to transfer data at speeds of up to 480Mbps through 28/21 AWG wide data and power wires.

Zakix 6 Premium Micro USB Cable Pack Review

Go Here to Buy Zakix 6 Premium Micro USB Cable Pack!

“I wrote this review, received information and products for free or at a reduced price necessary from Zakix Direct to facilitate my candid review.  I only recommend products or services I personally use or have tried and believe in.  Please remember this is my personal experience and review with that said not everyone is going to have the same results or reactions, so if you’re unsure about it consult your doctor.  All opinions are that of Coupon Saving Family.”  Reference ID: pm95ef1128340226d8325ba751bfac05eb

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Children’s Claritin Back to School Allergy Tips and KaBoom!

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Oct 112013
 

Claritin for Kids - Great for Allergies

 Back-to-School Allergy Tips

1. Be sure to have Children’s Claritin, the #1 pediatrician-recommended non-drowsy allergy brand, on hand!

2. Multi-vitamins are building blocks to having a strong immune system. Make taking a multi-vitamin part of your child’s daily routine.

3. Let there be light! Mold doesn’t like sunlight, so try to keep your curtains open during the day. Should be easy during the summer months!

4. Did you know that most pillows trap allergens, dust mites, and bacteria? Monitor the cleanliness of the pillow your child with allergies sleeps on and replace if necessary.

5. Back to school season means lots of laundry for many moms. Be sure to remove laundry from the washing machine promptly. Allowing wet clothes to sit in the washer means mold can quickly grow there.

6. Monitor pollen counts and adjust outdoor before and after school activities accordingly. Dry, windy days can be particularly high in pollen.

7. Showering or bathing at the end of the day as opposed to the morning can be helpful in removing allergens from body surfaces and hair.

8. Stay hydrated! Always send your child to school with a bottle of water. Drinking lots of clear fluids through the day can help get rid of toxins and flush out body.

9. Peak pollen production typically occurs in early morning, so try to plan outside activities at other times of the day.

“As a member of the Children’s Claritin Mom Crew, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit. No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.”

Children's Claritin Help Create Playgrouds

Next I’m really excited that Claritin has partnered up with KaBOOM to give children the opportunity to enjoy creative play at home and at school!

 Kids should have time to play — at home and at school. We know that creative play can make kids happy and healthy, but some kids aren’t getting enough of it. That’s why the makers of Children’s Claritin are teaming up with the national nonprofit KaBOOM! to help bring innovative play spaces to schools in need. As a member of the Children’s Claritin Mom Crew, we want you to be among the first to hear about this exciting program.

Children's Claritin and KaBOOM

Children’s Claritin and KaBOOM! are helping bring play to kids in need by offering 12 national schools the chance to win Imagination Playground™ equipment. These mobile play sets are comprised of oversized foam blocks that can be assembled inside or outside, giving children of all abilities the opportunity to foster creativity and critical-thinking skills.

Claritin and Kaboom

Your vote can make a difference! Join Children’s Claritin, the #1 pediatrician-recommended non-drowsy allergy brand, and KaBOOM! to help select 4 schools to receive Imagination Playground™ equipment. You can visit http://Facebook.com/Claritin between 8/1-10/31 to cast your vote for one of twelve finalist schools. The four schools with the most votes will win Imagination Playground™ equipment for their students.

Help bring these schools to the finish line!

1.    Chicago, IL – Hanson Park Elementary

2.    Cincinnati, OH – Pleasant Ridge Montessori School

3.    Joplin, MO – McKinley Elementary

4.    North Salem, NY – Westchester Exceptional Children’s School

5.    Union Town, PA – Menallen Elementary School

6.    Washington, DC – Sela Public Charter School

7.    New Orleans, LA – Audubon Charter School

8.    Spartanburg, SC – Spartanburg Charter School

9.    Willis, TX – Parmley Elementary Annex

10.  Vail, AZ – Sycamore Enrichment Center

11.  Santa Cruz, CA – Live Oak Elementary

12.  Spokane Valley, WA – St. John Vianney School

Join Children’s Claritin and KaBOOM! to select 4 schools to receive Imagination Playground™ equipment.  Go here to vote and visit the Children’s Claritin Facebook Page!

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May 252010
 
Does your family suffer from allergies?  Mine sure does and this spring has marked one of the worst allergy seasons on record, with people everywhere struggling to control their symptoms. As a habitual allergy sufferer myself, this spring’s especially high pollen counts have left me with itchy, watery eyes, a perpetual runny nose and a stubborn cough.  I am really excited to find out about Halls for alleries.
In addition to ramping up my allergy medicine, finding methods for quick relief has proven especially helpful. Halls cough drops can complement your medicine and help relieve allergy related sore throat and cough symptoms and even help cool nasal passages. Halls start working within 10 seconds, offering an immediate break while you wait for your allergy medicine to kick in and take over.
I want to tell you I am really impressed how Halls has helped my allergies quickly while my other medication went to work.  I also tried them on my 9 year old son too.  It passed his approval too.  He was having a terrible time too.  So I just handed him one and said try it.  He even liked the Halls Cherry Flavor.  He really did start feeling some relief in just a few seconds.  I am pleased its also sugar-free.  It’s recommended for anyone over the age of 5 years old.
Would you like to try Halls Allergy too?  I would recommend if your on Facebook Go here and “Like” Halls to get a printable money saving coupon for Halls!  You can even find more savings in the March All You Magizne!
“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Halls and received products necessary to facilitate my candid review. In addition, I received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.”
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