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Interests: Hi. My name is Joseph. I'm the publisher and administrator of "Living Fit, Healthy and Happy". I earned my degree at a Public Ivy. I write and publish articles under the pen name "healthy_blogging". Additionally, I present guest post articles from authors that I deem to have scientific merit and serve the public interest in promotion of a healthy lifestyle. Living Fit, Healthy and Happy does not provide medical advice of any kind and does not diagnose or treat any condition. If you have a medical question please consult your health care provider. The name "Living Fit, Healthy and Happy" is copyright protected.
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by Joseph According to a posting on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Schlabach branch has announced that it is issuing a recall on various Cheeses and cheese containing items due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The items subject to recall are listed below: Item Description Size Code Guggisberg Colby Cheese mini horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017 Guggisberg Colby Jack (Marble) Cheese mini horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017 Guggisberg Thunderjack Cheese mini horn 6lbs Use By June 01,2017 – Oct. 27,2017 Guggisberg Pepperjack Mini Horn 6lbs... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
Cooking Tip-How to Braise Meat Submitted by: Stan Plytynski If you want to enjoy a gourmet meal using inexpensive cuts of meat then you’ll want to learn how to “braise”. Braising means browning the meat oil and/or butter then slowly cooking in a covered roasting pan. The meat is covered in a liquid which usually includes some combination of water, broth and red or white wine. Cooking time can take from one to several hours as this method is used to tenderize and intensify the flavors in the meat and accompanying vegetables. Despite the time frame, most recipes are usually... Continue reading
Coping with Bedwetting Coping with Bedwetting By: Sue LaPointe OK, this whole primary nocturnal enuresis thing has been a barrel of monkeys so far, but frankly, everyone's patience is wearing thin. I never thought it would last so long. It's definitely become more of a marathon than a sprint, and the novelty has worn off for all of us. My son's tired of the routine - wake up, clean up, strip the bed. And I'm wondering when he'll reach the magical age where he'll stay dry. We've got the routine down pat - but just like many things in life,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
Thoughts on Asthma Medication and Pregnancy Thoughts on Asthma Medication and Pregnancy By: Diana Statham An asthma patient has particularly sensitive air passages, or airways, resulting in difficult breathing for the patient when these air passages are irritated from an introduced substance or atmospheric change. Asthma medications frequently need to be reviewed by a patient's physician in order to ensure that the medication continues to be effective for the patient in controlling and preventing the onset of asthma attacks. Many patients will require not just a preventative or reactive medication, but a tailored combination of both types of medications in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
Hair Loss - Tips for Success Hair Loss - Tips for Success By: Adam Sharp Billions of dollars will be spent on hair loss solutions this year. Much of this money will go to waste. Ineffective products and misleading advertising are only partially to blame. Many consumers are not using these hair loss products in an effective way. Fortunately there are a few simple ways that consumers can increase their chance of success. Following these guidelines will ensure that your money does not go to waste: Start a Journal People usually try several different hair loss products before they find... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
How Cancer Starts Submitted by: Adrian Joele The process by which normal cells become cancer cells has to do with genetic damage, that is, the genes that we have inherited become damaged. Our body is build-up of approximately 75 trillion cells and there are many different types of cells of every part of our body. They continually replicate themselves. Each cell has a set of genetic instructions in its center, called the DNA, which controls cell growth, development and replication. The DNA is the vital component that gets damaged, the chemical blueprint in genes, in the form of oxidation and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
Be more Productive...Instantly! Be more Productive...Instantly! By: Dan Robey Imagine how your life would improve if you were instantly more productive. You could get more done at the office every day and maybe earn a promotion, or make more money as a result of your ability to produce more sales. Whether you are a sales person, a CEO, or a housewife, being more productive every day can dramatically improve your life. OK, right now you are probably saying...sounds great, how can I be instantly more productive? It's really quite simple. To be instantly more productive you need to acquire a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
by Joseph According to a posting on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, Meijer has announced that it is recalling its Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack Cheese sold exclusively through Meijer deli counters due to a potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Meijer said the Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack Cheese were sold in Meijer stores from Nov. 10, 2016 to Feb. 9, 2017. The recalled food product will be in plastic deli packaging with printed labels that have the UPCs 215927xxxxxx or 215938xxxxxx – the last 6 digits will vary, and are determined... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
Tools to Deal Bedwetting Dilemma Tools to Deal Bedwetting Dilemma By: Sue LaPointe If your family is dealing with a bed wetter beyond 3 or 4 years of age, then you know how frustrating, intrusive and embarrassing this problem can be. At our house we have lost countless hours of sleep dealing with nocturnal accidents. Even so, I am glad to be a parent dealing with this problem today rather than 50 years ago. Through my son's struggles with bedwetting, my own anxiety, and research, I have been able to find solutions to deal with a lot of the related... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
Crockpot Dessert Recipes - Make Your Favorite Recipes Without the Oven Submitted by: Susanne Myers Does shuffling around your dishes in and out of the oven get complicated during a big holiday meal? We like to have several desserts, so that usually means something's got to come out of the oven so the desserts can start going in. Juggling food around never works out well. Why not put your crockpot to work for you this year? Transform your old favorite dessert recipes into crockpot dessert recipes and free up your oven for what it was meant for... the Turkey and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
Coping With Pregnancy Morning Sickness Coping With Pregnancy Morning Sickness By: Kenrick Austin You should be able to find several indispensable facts about pregnancy morning sickness in the following article. If there's at least one fact you didn't know before, imagine the difference it might make. Pregnancy morning sickness for some women isn't just morning sickness, but it is morning, noon, and night sickness. You are sick all the time, and all you want to do is crawl back into bed. When you aren't hugging the toilet, you are trying to figure out what you can eat so that you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
Balding Cures - Scams or Not Balding Cures - Scams or Not By: Bob Benson If you're one of the millions of men and women who are balding, you're probably paying an incredible amount of attention to the many companies touting products that will end your problems. Before you rush out to pay for the miracle cure, take a minute to evaluate the products and the companies. One of the most important things to remember is your mom's advice - if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If you have eight hairs left on your entire... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
Causes of Stress Causes of Stress By: Trevor Dumbleton In order to eliminate or at least control stress, it is vital to know and understand the causes of stress. Of course, there are many causes of stress and they are as varied as the people who suffer from stress, but there are a few places to look first. And by learning about these causes of stress, you can figure out where stress is entering your life. One of the most common, and most complained about, causes of stress is work. However, it is not only the day-to-day tasks and routine... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
Body Language Speaks Louder Than Words Body Language Speaks Louder Than Words By: Lydia Ramsey Has it ever occurred to you how much you are saying to people even when you are not speaking? Unless you are a master of disguise, you are constantly sending messages about your true thoughts and feelings whether you are using words or not. Studies show that your words account for only 7% of the messages you convey. The remaining 93% is non-verbal. 55% of communication is based on what people see and the other 38% is transmitted through tone of voice. So think about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
by Joseph Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a serious illness that affects the kidneys - organs which God created to filter waste products from the body. People who have CKD experience a gradual loss of kidney function which is often accompanied by a shortage of red blood cells. Red blood cells transport oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, when these cells are lost, a person will become anemic. Oftentimes, physicians will prescribe iron pills or other medications that may help the red blood cells transport more oxygen, but they're not always successful. Unfortunately there is no cure for CKD, the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
Bedwetting Tips: What about Traveling? Bedwetting Tips: What about Traveling? By: Sue LaPointe You've been around the block a few times with this whole enuresis thing if your child has been at it for a few years. You've got the drill down cold - taking care of the laundry, protecting your child's skin, protecting your mattress, steering this sleepy child to the bathroom for one last pee. That is, you've got the drill down cold... at home. What about if you had to take this show on the road? The very thought might strike fear in your heart. You might... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
Simple Tips for the Best Super Bowl Party Ever Submitted by: KC Kudra The final football game of the season is coming up. You want to invite all your cronies over to enjoy the biggest game of the year with you. However, how will you keep them content and fed? The good news is, there are lots of ways to not only keep your guests happy, but you can enjoy the game, too! Think about all those tailgating parties you attended during the football season. You can plan your Super Bowl party the same way! Use lawn chairs in your... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
Top 5 Reasons to Sing Out Your Stress Top 5 Reasons to Sing Out Your Stress By: Linda Dessau When people find out that I'm a music therapist, the comments I hear most often are "I wish I could sing!" or "Oh, I love to sing, but I'm not good enough to do it in front of anyone". Some of these people tell me that, as children, a parent, teacher or someone else told them that they should just mouth the words because they didn't have a good enough voice. Singing is our birthright! Singing is a natural and pure... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
Hair Loss Remedies Hair Loss Remedies By: Michael Owen This article is all about hair loss and home remedies. While there are a LOT of products on the market today that claim to slow, stop, prevent or reverse hair loss, there are many other ways to attack hair loss that don't include using strong chemicals or prescription drugs. Granted, some are effective and some are not, but the only way to know for sure is to try them for yourself. I'm going to list a few possible ways to treat hair loss and let you make up your own mind... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
How Harmful is Multiple Pregnancy? How Harmful is Multiple Pregnancy? By: Kenrick Austin If you're seriously interested in knowing about multiple pregnancy, you need to think beyond the basics. This informative article takes a closer look at things you need to know about multiple pregnancy. There used to be a theory that twins skipped a generation, but now it is believed that twins are more likely to have a multiple pregnancy themselves. Obviously this is genetic, but it is a valid point to consider if you are a twin and want to become pregnant. Similarly, if your family history or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
Starting a Business After Ending A Career Making Lemonade: Starting a Business After Ending A Career By: Liz Sumner, M.A., CPC What do you do when the money tree starts sprouting lemons? It's increasingly common these days to find middle-aged, mid-level managers suddenly faced with huge shifts of circumstance. Down-sizing, bubble-bursting, plant-closing, and consolidating are just some of the forces creating a class of sudden solo-preneurs. At 50-something you face particularly difficult job-hunting challenges. Your salary range is high. Your network is decent after so many years, but jobs at your level are few. You've been there, done that, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
by Joseph The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Atlas Meat Company, an establishment in Fort Collins, Colorado is recalling approximately 2,579 pounds of pork sausage products due to misbranding. The product might contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is undeclared on the product label. The FSIS has designated this a Class III Recall meaning the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences. The products subject to recall are listed below: 0.80 to 1.5-lb. vacuum-sealed or butcher paper wrapped packages containing “Atlas Meat Pork Breakfast Ssg.” 0.80 to 1.5-lb. vacuum-sealed or butcher paper wrapped... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
Bedwetting: The Great Diaper Dependency Experiment Bedwetting: The Great Diaper Dependency Experiment By: Sue LaPointe Some of the parenting websites I read regularly have recently featured discussions about something called diaper dependency. Now I've got to tell you right out - this isn't a term I ever even dreamt would be in my vocabulary when I became a mom. Chalk it up to being just one more of the surprising things about being a parent - right? Basically, the diaper dependency theory says that kids who wet the bed, if they wear pull-ups or diapers (nappies to our friends across... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
A Good Strength Training Diet Submitted by: Jack Hazelton A good strength training diet is not just for muscle builders, since anyone who is wishing to lose weight or to slow or reverse the aging process would also benefit from a proper diet. After you turn 35, your body could lose a half of a pound of muscle per year and replace it with 1 1/2 pounds of fat. Strength training can help not only to reduce this; it can reverse the trend, reducing feelings of fatigue and weakness when you get older. These diets are also useful for losing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)
Abdominal Pre/Post Exercise Stretch Using An Exercise Ball Submitted by: Dr. Alan Weidner Strong abdominal muscles play a vital role in the core stability of the human body. Most folks have weak abdominals, accompanied by weak gluteals, and hypertonic (tight) hamstrings and hip flexors. Exercise balls are a great way to strengthen many of these muscles. However, prior to any core ball workout, it is in your best interest to warm up the tissues that you are about to strengthen to avoid muscle strain. The objective of the abdominal pre/post exercise stretch is to warm up the abdominal muscles before... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)