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How to Measure Mold & Mildew

How to Measure Mold & Mildew

Mold and mildew growth in your home can not only be unsightly, but it can also affect your family's health. The quantity of mold and mildew present and individual physiology will affect the level of risk. Knowing how to measure mold and mildew will ascertain current fungi presence and prevent health......[Read More]
How to Avoid Hydrogenated Oil

How to Avoid Hydrogenated Oil

Hydrogenated oil is oil which has been chemically restructured through heating and other processes to prolong product shelf life and make the oil more stable. This processing makes the unsaturated fats in the oil turn into trans fats, culprits for increasing "bad" cholesterol (LDL), and decreasing "......[Read More]
Food Calorie Information

Food Calorie Information

It is very important to understand the difference between high calorie foods and low calorie foods. Just because a food may be higher in calories does not necessarily mean that it is bad for you.......[Read More]
Uses of Mullein

Uses of Mullein

Mullein is a medicinal herb used to cure soar throats and congestion of the lungs. Mullein leaves are covered with fine hairs giving the plant a soft fuzzy appearance. The mullein plant grows in a variety of environments. You are just as likely to find it in an industrial gravel lot as a wild mead......[Read More]
Population Growth Activities

Population Growth Activities

The world population in 2010 is about 6.8 billion, and it is growing at a rate of about 2 percent a year, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. This growth is not happening in every country. Some parts of the world are experiencing population decline. Population growth activities.........[Read More]
Tool Safety for Kids

Tool Safety for Kids

Kids like to mimic what their parents do. Boys and girls often want to help with household repairs or building projects. While it is good to teach children how these things are done, caution should be taken to prevent children from being injured. Teaching kids tool safety helps provide the knowledge......[Read More]
How to Improve Aerobic Workouts With Supplements

How to Improve Aerobic Workouts With Supplements

Vitamin supplements help with overall body maintenance and well-being. A vitamin deficiency can have detrimental effects. When a person works out and is physically active, the body demands more vitamins and nutrients, as they metabolize quicker. Taking the proper vitamins will help keep the body run......[Read More]
Dutch Alder Bug

Dutch Alder Bug

The European alder is found throughout Europe, including the Netherlands. Its waxy, oval-shaped leaves are deeply veined and have a ragged margin, giving the tree interest as a landscape planting. It can, unfortunately, be a host to the alder flea beetle, a small, jumping beetle capable of serious d......[Read More]
Popcorn Nutritional Guide

Popcorn Nutritional Guide

Although the highly salted, butter-drenched popcorn you find at your local movie theater is a far cry from a healthy snack, popcorn can be a wise whole-grain snack when air-popped and eaten plain. Oil-popped popcorn is not quite as healthy a snack, but can also be a wholesome choice when eaten in sm......[Read More]
Home Remedies for Calf & Knee Pain

Home Remedies for Calf & Knee Pain

OverviewBarry Austin/Digital Vision/Getty ImagesThere are a variety of causes for leg pain. Underactivity and overactivity can both cause muscle cramps and joint strain, and old injuries can sometimes flare up again for little or no apparent reason. If you are hesitant to go to the doctor.........[Read More]
Canasa Side Effects

Canasa Side Effects

Canasa is a prescription medicine that is used for the treatment of ulcerative proctitis. Ulcerative proctitis is a kind of bowel disorder. Canasa is not a cure for the disease, but assists in soothing many of the symptoms of the condition, including blood and mucus within the stools. Canasa is clas......[Read More]
How to Calculate Total Energy Expenditures

How to Calculate Total Energy Expenditures

Energy expenditure is the amount of energy (calories) your body uses. Gender, age, height and weight all factor into determining energy expenditure. Knowing your total daily energy expenditure (TEE) is helpful when attempting to lose or gain weight, or when you are actively working to maintain your ......[Read More]
Five Different Types of Creatine

Five Different Types of Creatine

Creatine, which is found naturally in red meat, is a supplement which is used by many bodybuilders and athletes as a way of gaining strength and aiding in the process of developing muscle mass when used along with regular exercise and weightlifting. There are five different types of creatine, and ea......[Read More]
The Side Effects of Tea Tree Oil Toothpaste If Swallowed

The Side Effects of Tea Tree Oil Toothpaste If Swallowed

Tea tree oil has been used for centuries for its antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial and general cleansing properties. Besides toothpaste, tea tree oil is a common ingredient in soaps, facial cleansers and preparations used to treat acne, athlete's foot and nail fungus, among other conditions. Tea ......[Read More]
Kinds of Carbohydrates

Kinds of Carbohydrates

The American Diabetes Association defines carbohydrates as the body's main source of energy. There are three major kinds of carbohydrates---starches, sugars and fibers. All three of these carbohydrates work together to provide the body with the nutrients it needs to perform daily activities. On the ......[Read More]
Essential Oil Treatment for Glaucoma

Essential Oil Treatment for Glaucoma

A leading cause of blindness, glaucoma often goes unnoticed for years until its impairs vision. Glaucoma vision loss is irreversible, but some natural oils can support eye health.......[Read More]
How to Shrink the Prostate Naturally

How to Shrink the Prostate Naturally

The prostate, a small gland, typically causes no problems for the first portion of a man's life. The prostate, found below the bladder and around the urethra, can begin to create urinary problems as it grows and creates pressure on the bladder and/or urethra. Many of the problems can stem from the ......[Read More]