Tuesday, April 26, 2011

10 Tips to Help you Sleep Better

10 Tips to Help you Sleep Better

1)      Exercise--- 30 minutes 4 times per week will improve sleep quality.
2)      Cherries---  This fruit is rich in melatonin which helps the body regulate the sleep cycle.
3)      Same Time Ritual--- Try to go to bed at the same time every night.
4)      Chill Out ---- A cool bedroom lowers your core body temperature, which initiates sleepiness.
5)      Relax--- A warm bath with lavender or rose oil will calm the nerves, and raise your body temperature to help you fall asleep faster.
6)      Sheet Quality --- Choose sheets that you love. Crisp and cool, go with percale. Prefer soft and cozy?  Then go with sateen or flannel.  A long lasting linen is an Egyptian cotton.
7)      Lights off--- Turn off the TV or computer. Face the alarm clock away from you so you don’t see the time during the night and then start thinking of the day ahead.
8)      Sleep Sideways--- Snoring, besides bothering a partner, can wake you up. Airways are most blocked when on your back, so sleep on your side.
9)      Cut Coffee—Cut out coffee or other caffeine by 2 pm. It may be difficult to cut out caffeine when you hit your afternoon slump, but take a walk or drink a glass of water instead.
10)   Mattress—Choose the mattress that is not too hard or too soft.  Flip and rotate your mattress every few months to avoid lumps or sags.

Deborah Mumm, The Allergy Queen

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Natural Egg Dyes for Easter Eggs

If your family is dying eggs this Easter, you may wish to try out a natural method of egg coloring. Long before the 88-cent variety was available in Wal Marts across the country, dyes made of natural materials (plants, berries, nuts, teas, etc.) were used to dye all sorts of items in a number of ways.Are you thinking you'd like to show your children the old-fashioned, natural way of coloring Easter eggs---instead of chemical colors?

This article has some great ways to make colors from real foods like blueberries and even spinach!
Let me know if you try it...and what you thought of doing it the OLD way!

Natural Egg Dyes for Easter

Deborah Mumm, The Allergy Queen
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Friday, April 15, 2011

Inspirational Thought

People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in
their true beauty is revealed
only if there is a light from within.
– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

We need positive thoughts to keep healthy....

Deborah Mumm

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Monday, April 11, 2011

125 Best Packaged Foods


I know!  'Packaged Foods' and 'Healthy Foods' are words that should not be used in the same sentence. However, I agree with most people in that we live in a fast paced world and not everyone can choose to eat fresh foods all the time.  So, when I saw this extensive list online, I felt I needed to share it with you.

At least you can begin to make healthier choices with your packaged foods from the store! But still remember, that FRESH is BETTER...

The Best 125 Packaged Foods

Deborah Mumm, The Allergy Queen
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Friday, April 08, 2011

7 FREE Tips towards an Allergy Free Home

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