10 Plants that are Poisonous to Dogs

This was on mnn (Mother Nature Network) and is rather long but if you’re a dog lover like me, its important to have this info. 1. Grapes — The toxicity of grapes to dogs was once thought to be…

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?Sent to me by a friend Thought I’d pass this along, some good tips. ? ?? ?? ?? DID YOU? KNOW? , ??? ? Take? your bananas apart when you get home from the? store. If you leave them connected? at the stem, they ripen faster.?? Store your opened chunks of? cheese in aluminum foil . It will stay fresh much? longer and not mold! ? Peppers? with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for? eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the? bottom are firmer and better for?cooking. ? Add? a teaspoon of water when frying ground? beef . It will help pull the grease? away from the meat while? cooking. ? To? really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple? of Spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy? cream ; then beat them.?? ? Add? garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light? taste Of garlic and at the end of? the recipe if your want a stronger taste of? garlic. Reheat? Pizza Heat leftover pizza in a? nonstick skillet on top of the stove; set heat to? med-low And heat till warm. This? keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this? on the? food channel and it really? works. Easy? Deviled Eggs Put cooked egg yolks in a? zip lock bag. Seal; mash till they are all broken up Add? remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up? mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy; squeeze? mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done – easy? clean up.? Reheating? refrigerated bread To warm biscuits, pancakes,? or muffins that were refrigerated, place them? in A microwave next to a cup of? water. The increased moisture will keep the? food Moist and help it reheat? faster.? Newspaper? weeds away Start putting torn newspaper? in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet? newspapers, Put layers around the? plants, overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget? about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening? plastic; they will not get through wet? newspapers. Broken? Glass Use a wet cotton ball or? Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can’t see? easily. Flexible? vacuum To get something out of a? heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper? towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to? your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow? openings. Reducing? Static Cling Pin a small safety pin to? the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt? or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when? wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and … Ta? DA! .. Static is gone.? Measuring? Cups Before? you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup , fill with? hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don’t dry cup.? Next, add your ingredient ( peanut butter , honey, etc.) and? watch how easily it comes right out. ?? Foggy? Windshield ? ? Hate? foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in? the glove box of your car When the windows fog, rub with? the eraser! Works better than a? cloth! Reopening? envelope If? you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to? include something inside, Just place your sealed? envelope…

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Cancer Fighting Foods According to Web MD Part 3

The Mighty Bean Beans are so good for you, it’s no surprise they may help fight cancer, too. ?They contain several potent phytochemicals that may protect the body’s cells against damage that can lead to cancer. In the lab these substances slowed tumor growth and prevented tumors from releasing substances that damage nearby cells. The Cabbage Family vs. Cancer Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, and kale. These members of the cabbage family make an excellent stir fry and can really liven up a salad. But most importantly, components in these vegetables may help your body defend against cancers such as colon, breast, lung, and cervix Dark Green Leafy Vegetables Dark green leafy vegetables such as mustard greens, lettuce, kale, chicory, spinach, and chard have an abundance of fiber, folate, and carotenoids. These nutrients may help protect against cancer of the mouth, larynx, pancreas, lung, skin, and stomach. Protection From an Exotic Spice Curcumin is the main ingredient in the Indian spice turmeric and a potential cancer fighter. Lab studies show it can suppress the transformation, proliferation, and invasion of cancerous cells for a wide array of cancers. Cooking Methods Matter How you cook meat can make a difference in how big a cancer risk it poses. Frying, grilling, and broiling meats at very high temperatures causes chemicals to form that may increase cancer risk. Other cooking methods such as stewing, braising, or steaming appear to produce fewer of those chemicals. And when you do stew the meat, remember to add plenty of healthy, protective vegetables.

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Cancer Fighting Foods According to Web MD Part 2

Cancer-Fighting Tomatoes Whether it’s the lycopene — the pigment that gives tomatoes their red color — or something else isn’t clear. But some studies have linked eating tomatoes to reduced risk of several types of cancer, including prostate cancer. Studies also suggest that processed tomato products such as juice, sauce, or paste increase the cancer-fighting potential. Tea’s Anticancer Potential Even though the evidence is still spotty, tea, especially green tea, may be a strong cancer fighter. In laboratory studies, green tea has

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Caffeine Myth #7 – Caffeine is linked to fibrocystic breast disease – True or False?

Myth #7: Caffeine is linked to fibrocystic breast disease . False : ? Caffeine intake isn’t related to the benign condition of lumpy breasts, reports the American?Medical Association . “There’s no evidence to support the idea that caffeine causes fibrocystic changes,” says Katherine B. Lee, M.D., a staff physician in Cleveland Clinic’s Breast Center. “It seems to contribute to breast pain, but doesn’t cause breast cancer,” Lee says. That’s?because breast pain is hormonal and caffeine causes blood vessels to dilate, adding to normal monthly breast tenderness. “If a woman experiences breast pain, I inquire about caffeine and usually advise that she cut down on her intake,” she says.

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Caffeine Myth #6 – Caffeine causes bone loss – True or False?

Myth #6: Caffeine causes bone loss. True: ? Caffeine causes a slight, negligible increase in calcium excretion, according to a study by the Creighton University Osteoporosis Research Center in Omaha, Neb. And you’d have to down three cups of coffee for this to occur. Any calcium loss could be offset by consuming more calcium – a few tablespoons of milk, for example. Even youngsters who drink one or two caffeinated beverages a day aren’t harming their bones, Sheres says, unless they consume them in place of milk.

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Caffeine Myth #5 – Caffeine causes hyperactivity in Children – True or False?

Myth #5: Caffeine causes hyperactivity in children. False: ? A kid on a Coke rush will practically bounce off walls. But studies show that a moderate amount of caffeine (40 mg to 200 mg) doesn’t make them hyperactive. (For reference, that 12-ounce can of Coke has 35 mg.) Like adults, kids will get an energy boost from caffeine. But whether it’s soda, green tea or coffee, “on average, one serving a day wouldn’t be considered harmful overall for children,” says Suzanne Sheres, a pediatric clinical dietitian at Nemours Children’s Clinic in Orlando. A bigger concern is the empty calories in soda and

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Caffeine Myths #2 – Caffeine causes dehydration – True or False

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Myth #2 : Caffeine causes dehydration. True: ? Caffeine is a mild diuretic, but “it’s not very pronounced,” says Franz H.?Messerli, M.D., a professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University in New York City. Still, diuretics make you have to pee. The more often you go, the more fluids you lose. And you’ll feel more dehydrated because you’re losing more fluids than you’re taking in. “I wouldn’t drink a double espresso before a run, but would have no problem drinking a 12-ounce Coke,” Messerli explains. That’s because all fluids, even those with caffeine, contribute to the body’s daily fluid total.

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What to Look for When Buying Chicken

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Foods for Beautiful Skin

A friend sent this and I felt it was worth sharing. 5 Foods for Beautiful Skin By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., EatingWell.com My husband, Andy, lives in a perpetual summer, chasing warmer weather, making a living racing sailboats—so, understandably, he’s a sunscreen fanatic. And for good reason: more than a million Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year, which by the way is the most common type of cancer . Andy’s sunscreen habits mean he’s protecting his skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays from the outside in. …

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