Sunday, January 27, 2008

What do you spend on Groceries each week?

To see photos of these families and their on the title link above!

Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11

Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07

United States: The Revis family of North Carolina (Sure hope most American
families eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and less junk food than this family.)

Food expenditure for one week $341.98

Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca
Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09

Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27

Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo
Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53

Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55

Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village
Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03

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Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23

Don't know about you, but right about now, I'm counting my blessings!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

5 Things to Know about Mold

Do you suspect you might have MOLD in your house? MOLD---that 4 letter word we all cringe when we hear it!

You know what? You probably do have MOLD in your home! However, 98% of all indoor environments have levels of mold. How much mold do you have in your home? That's what you really want to know.

Click on the title above and learn if you have symptoms of MOLD in your home....

Mold is a common cause of headaches, depression, and chronic illnesses. So check it out!

An Air Oasis purifier will help maintain safe levels of fresh air in your home so you'll feel better about your indoor air.

Until next time....

Deborah Mumm
The Allergy Queen

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Weird Homes


Our homes are our matter where we live or what type of home they are. We spend almost 90% of our times indoors...and much of this is in our home.

Do you want to see the 7 TOP 'weirdest' homes right now?

I'm not sure I'd want to live in any of them, but they sure were fun to look at....
Go here to see if think these are a bit different from your home....
Even if your home is weird, I hope you take steps towards having a healthy home!
Weird HomesClick on title at top....

Have a healthy day!

Deborah Mumm
The Allergy Queen
Weird Homes

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Teenagers & Weather

It is official! In a teenagers eye (especially a fashion-minded girl) weather is no obstacle to the clothes you must wear. Today our daughter, in 7th grade, wore a sweatshirt and jeans to school. It was 30 degrees outside. No coat, no gloves...
When I asked her why none of the 3 different coats she owns in the closet could be worn today the reply was..."It will make me look fat."
End of story....
I think if I had to eliminate clothes because they made me look fat, I just wouldn't have anything to wear!
However, we do make our daughter take vitamins and try to watch that she eats a pretty good diet. She does seem to stay healthy. So to keep my stress levels down I just do a lot of sighing...and move on to other more pressing the natural disaster area happening in her bedroom.
But that is another story!

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Have a great day....
The Allergy Queen

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

IL/WI Twister in January?


The weather around the world and in the midwest has been a bit crazy in 2007 and now in 2008. The Chicago area had about 6 in. of snow on New Years Eve...and then it was bitterly cold. Within a week we were having temperatures in the 60's with tornados in the area. Wild!

Tips to stay healthy this time of year where winter coats are worn one day, spring jackets the next...
1) Wash hands with soap...frequently!
2) Eat more fruits and veggies than you usually do. (Take a good supplement)
*Tip.... Xango Juice is awesome!
3) Get plenty of sleep. 6-7 hours minimum for adults, longer for kids.
4) Try to exercise several times a week, minimum. Even if you just park your car farther away in the parking lot, take the dog for walks, etc....just get out of the house and get moving.

Have a healthy winter!

Deborah Mumm
The Allergy Queen