Bumble Bee Foods has introduced BeeWell for Life, a site that provides resources and tools to help consumers achieve a healthy lifestyle and make a difference in the lives of those touched by breast cancer.
BeeWell for Life features blogs written by Coach Jenny Hadfield as well as nutritionists Willow Jarosh and Stephanie Clark. Online tools are available to measure energy balance. Members can access and manage the impact of their daily activities to make the most of their healthy lifestyle.
My favorite part of the BeeWell for Life website is that we can make a difference in others’ lives. For every mile members walk, run, or bike, Bumble Bee donates $.15/mile to Breast Cancer Network of Strength. Up to $200,000 will be donated. Every mile makes a difference. This is going until October 31, 2010 so hurry and become a free member so that you can make an impact!
Bumble Bee has also made healthy living a bit easier for those of us on the go. You cand download the mobile app and track your miles from your mobile device.
I am member of the Bumble Bee Foods Bee Squad. I also attended the Bumble Bee Foods BlogHer Party, but I am not obligated to write about their products.
September 6, 2010
It never fails. Each year I get one or two sinus infections. They usually come with the onset of allergies from the season changes.
About three years ago I decided to do some research for a natural remedy for sinus infections. It just seemed ridiculous to me to see the doctor for each infection and to take overly prescribed antibiotics. Through my online reading, I found out about apple cider vinegar from Earth Clinic.
At the time of the article, there were about 80 people who said the apple cider vinegar worked and only about two people that said it did not work for them. With such positive feedback, I decided to give the vinegar a try. If it didn’t work, then I would just be seeing the doctor anyway.
Thankfully, I was able to find apple cider vinegar tablets at the health food store. At the time, I could not bear the thought of drinking the vinegar. I took a high dosage of the vinegar tablets and within hours my sinuses were opened and everything was loosened. (Sorry to be so graphic but I think it’s necessary to tell you how the product worked.)
Since this time, my husband and I have been using apple cider vinegar during each cold and during bad allergy upsets. As a matter of fact, I have been taking it this past week while I have been sick.
Although I have not read of apple cider vinegar being used for this purpose, I use the liquid form whenever I have been exposed to strep throat. I gargle with it. It is believed that apple cider vinegar kills bacteria so I have found it to be effective for that as well.
There is a bunch of information out there on the many health uses for apple cider vinegar. Perhaps some day we can discuss its uses.
Are there any home remedies that you find effective?
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and these tips should not in any way be a substitute for a doctor’s care and advice. Use apple cider vinegar at your own risk.
September 6, 2010
Dr. Oz was discussing some home remedies today on The Dr. Oz Show. Home remedies are sometimes very effective and can save money on health care. Here are a few of the home remedies discussed on the show.
Acid Reflux: Drink a mixture of baking soda and water. True. The baking soda neutralizes the acid.
Splinter: Dab a little glue over the area and let it dry. True. Peel the dried glue off and many times the glue will pull the spliter out.
Burn: For a burn, apply mayonnaise. FALSE. Run the burn under cold water. Later apply aloe.
Ear infections: Put a few drops of hydrogen peroxide inside the ear canal. True. If there is an ear infection, the peroxide will bubble. I was confused about whether or not he said the peroxide could be used to treat an infection or if it was only for detection purposes. However, this has never been confirmed in a trial.
Stay tuned. I am working on a blog post with a natural home remedy for sinus infections.
Image from nkzs on sxc.hu. I am not a doctor and these tips should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment.