Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wellness and Health Related Articles

Our Calendar has a long List Of World Health Observances and Awareness Days so we thought it would be a good idea to have a section in our blog that is dedicated to Wellness and health related articles. You will be able to find it in the right hand column of the blog, under the title "Wellness Wednesday."

The term "Wellness" 
was partly inspired by the preamble to the World Health Organization’s 1948 constitution which said: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

 It was initially brought to use in the US by Halbert L. Dunn, M.D. in the 1950s; Dunn was the chief of the National Office of Vital Statistics and discussed “high-level wellness,” which he defined as “an integrated method of functioning, which is oriented toward maximizing the potential of which the individual is capable.” The term "wellness" was then adopted by John Travis who opened a "Wellness Resource Center" in Mill Valley, California in the mid-1970s, which was seen by mainstream culture as part of the hedonistic culture of Northern California at that time and typical of the Me generation. Travis marketed the center as alternative medicine, opposed to what he said was the disease-oriented approach of medicine. The concept was further popularized by Robert Rodale through Prevention magazine, Bill Hetler, a doctor at University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, who set up an annual academic conference on wellness, and Tom Dickey, who established the Berkeley Wellness Letter in the 1980s. The term had become accepted as standard usage in the 1990s.

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Defintion of Wellness

  1. the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.
  2. an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.
  3. The condition of good physical and mental health, especially when maintained by proper diet, exercise, and habits.
  4. the state of being in good physical and mental health.
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The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration uses the concept of wellness in its programs, defining it as having eight aspects: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Shopping List for Heart Healthy Foods

This post is in honor of American Heart Health Month which is celebrated in February and National Nutrition Month which is celebrated in March. This article breaks down your heart healthy food shopping list into 5 categories. 
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Talk Time Tuesday

Talk Time Tuesday is here! What an absolutely beautiful weekend it was in my neck-of-the-woods. And I have to say, the start of this week has been pretty awesome as well. I would like to go ahead and thank everyone who linked to my website or blog. It is greatly appreciated and your beautiful messages to me are greatly appreciated too. You really know how to make a person feel good. High 5! 

Now if your reading my blog for the first time just know this. I type it like I talk. Yep! This is a hobby for me so when I write my articles don't be surprised if the grammer goes a little south! Pun intended! Go Alabama!  
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I try and live my life in a positive way and I try to always keep my blog posts about positive things. We have enough heart break in life and it's high time we let that all go and live life to it's fullest no matter what is going on in our life. My Daddy told me that one time and I've never forgot it. I know it's a hard thing to do but we have to walk our days out with great faith and strength in all the thing we are facing. Being positive really does make you feel better. 

Here's some Positive Synonyms for Positive  LOL!
No possibility of doubt / clear and definite / definite / conclusive / certain / categorical / unequivocal / incontrovertible / indusputable / cut / explicit / firm / decisive / real / actual
Now are those some cool words or what!!
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Well can you believe it. We are at the end of February and here are a few things we touched on throughout the month. On Groundhog Day, Mr. Groundhog started the month off by telling us we had 6 more weeks of winter weather. 

For the whole month we celebrated American Heart Health Month and I posted all throughout the month some interesting heart healthy healing food articles in support of American Heart Health Month. Like Benefits of Sweet Potatoes, The Benefits of Red Wine, The Benefits of Almonds, Benefits of Folic AcidHome Remedies for Heart Attack

We talked about the name of the days of the week.  Where did these names come from? Have you ever thought about it? Well I did and I had to do some reading to find out.
  • Tuesday: Old English Tīwesdæg, meaning "Tiw's day". Tiw (Norse Týr) was a one-handed god associated with single combat and pledges in Norse mythology and also attested prominently in wider Germanic paganism. The name of the day is also related to the Latin name dies Martis, "Day of Mars".
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We have National Flowers, Birth Month Flowers (which is also referred to as Flower-of-the-month), and Birthday Flowers. As you can see this can be extremely confusing but all 3 represent something different. This article was to help you understand the difference.
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We Celebrated Valentine's Day and ate all the chocolate that we could stand. LOL. We shared chocolate recipes and all kinds of heart shaped foods too. We also took a look at several other love holidays that's celebrated in other parts of the world. And.... we even talked about Overcoming Loneliness. Not everyone has a love partner so I felt it necessary to add a couple of articles about that.   

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Today's Joke:
A nursery school teacher was d...
A nursery school teacher was delivering a station wagon full of kids home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children fell to discussing the dog's duties. 
"They use him to keep crowds back," said one youngster. 
"No," said another, "he's just for good luck." 
A third child brought the argument to a close. "They use the dogs," she said firmly, "to find the fire hydrant."  

Read more on page: http://www.jokesoftheday.net/

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Bible Verse for today:

Matthew 21:2121 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. 
Read Matthew 21
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On This Day
  • 272 – Constantine the Great, Roman emperor was born.
  • 380 – Edict of Thessalonica: Emperor Theodosius I and his co-emperors Gratian and Valentinian II, declare their wish that all Roman citizens convert to trinitarian Christianity.
  • 425 – The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia.
  • 1700 - The island of New Britain is discovered.
  • In 1992 Tiger Woods (16) became the youngest PGA golfer in 35 years.
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Free Pancakes at IHOP Today!!
IHOP restaurants began National Pancake Day in 2006.  Since that day, they have raised $24 million for charities.  On February 27, 2018, people from around the country will once again celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP restaurants and enjoy free pancakes. Guests are asked to consider leaving a donation.
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Observances / Awareness Days / that February 27 is part of.
  • Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - February 14, 2018 - March 29, 2018
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter  April 1, 2018)
  • Museum Advocacy Days - February 26-27, 2018 (Last Mon/Tues in February)
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - February 26 - March 4, 2018
  • National Invasive Species Awareness Week - February 26, 2018 - March 2, 2018
  • National Justice for Animals Week - February 25 - March 3, 2018
  • Orthodox Lent - February 19 - April 7, 2018
  • Read Across America Week - February 26 - March 2, 2018 
  • Telecommuter Appreciation Week - February 25 - March 3, 2018
Movable Holidays / 
As you know that means the dates change every year and tend to be hard to keep up with
Last Tuesday: February 27
Last day of February: February 28
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Today Is International Polar Bear Day
Well maybe that's not a picture of a polar bear but at least he's white like one. lol.
International Polar Bear Day is an annual event celebrated every February 27 to raise awareness about the conservation status of the polar bearMany zoos use the day to educate about polar bear conservation and to encourage visitation to polar bear exhibits. So.... if your looking for something to do today...... go to the zoo and see the polar bears.
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Observances also celebrated February 27
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Thank you for reading... and those of you who comment at the bottom... thank you for being part of "Talk Time Tuesday."
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The Benefits Of Strawberries

Strawberry is a plant. The fruit is eaten and used to make medicine. The leaves are also used to make medicine.


This post is in honor of 
National Strawberry Day / February 27
National Strawberry Month / May
Strawberry Ice Cream Day / Jan. 15
Strawberries & Cream Day / May 21
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day / June 9
Strawberry Shortcake Day / June 14
Strawberry Parfait Day / June 25
July Belongs to Berries Month
Strawberry Sunday Day / July 7
Strawberry Cream Pie Day / Sept. 28


They are so rich in phenols, in particular, miracle phytonutrients called anthocyanins and ellagitannins. These are powerful antioxidants that prevent the oxidative damage that can cause cancer, heart disease, and other diseases of aging. Flavonoids have been associated with potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to help prevent a host of diseases ranging from cardiovascular ailments and metabolic disorders to dementia and cognitive decline.

Benefits of Strawberries:
  • Cardiovascular Disease : The unique phenols prevent the clogging of the arteries that causes heart attacks and strokes. Unlike drugs, strawberries have no dangerous side effects.
  • Cancer, Diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease : The flavonoid fisetin is also found in other fruits and vegetables, but is most abundant in strawberries. In the plant, it helps protect the leaves and fruit from insects. In the human body, it has been shown to protect neurons and combat Alzheimer's Disease. It is also considered to be a weapon against Prostate Cancer. And now researchers have discovered it can fight diabetes.phytonutrients, ellagic acid and ellagitannins present in the fruit are responsible for the findings.
  • Source of Ellagic Acid.
  • Iodine : Strawberries are good sources of idone.
  • Cholesterol : The berries can also impact how the liver processes cholesterol, the degree of damaging oxidation and re-absorption of cholesterol for use by the trillions of cells throughout the body.
  • Detox : Red Strawberries activates a protein in our bodies called Nrf2 which removes toxins from the cell. wikiwel.com
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Monday, February 26, 2018

Healthy Snacks: Quick Tips For Parents

This article "Healthy Snacks: Quick Tips for Parents" will cover healthy snack ideas and about setting the rules. This post is in honor of National Snack Month which is celebrated in February.


A Heart Healthy Lifestyle

This post titled "A Heart Healthy Lifestyle" is in honor of Heart related holidays. American Heart Month is celebrated the month of February in United States and National Wear Red Day which raises awareness about women and heart disease. This article covers heart healthy eating, maintaining healthy weight and physical activity.

List Of World Health Observances

International Observances denote a period to observe an issue of international interest or concern. Many of these observances have been established by either the United Nations General AssemblyUnited Nations Economic and Social Council or by the World Health Organization. World Health Observances mark a period which is often used to promote an issue and mobilize for action. Below follows a list of days and months which have been denoted as health related observances.

January

  • World Braille Day / January 4
  • World Leprosy Day / January 30

February

  • World Cancer Day / February 4
  • World Day of the Sick / February 11
  • International Childhood Cancer Day
  • Rare Disease Day / movable date / Last day of February

March

  • World Tuberculosis Day / March 24

April

May

  • European Cancer Prevention Week

June

July

  • World Hepatitis Day / July 28

August

First week Of August- World Breast Feeding Awareness Week

October

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Mental Health Day / October 10
  • World Arthritis Day
  • World Osteoporosis Day / October 20

November

  • World Diabetes Day / November 14

December

  • World AIDS Day / December 1
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List Of Health Awareness Days at gone-ta-pott.com/health_awareness_holidays

My Munch For Lunch is a Fried Carrozza Sandwich

I was checking out the Internet, looking for something that would work for Meatless Monday and something that would work for my "Munch for Lunch" today. LOL! I wanted something fast and in a sandwich form since I have a long list of things to do today. What I found was this Fried Carrozza Sandwich. I knew I would love it because of all the cheese. Have you guys ever tried this sandwich? I did fix it around 10:00. It served as my breakfast and my lunch. Ha! Have a great day everyone! Let's Rock Monday!

About
The carrozza, also referred to as mozzarella in carrozza (Italianmozzarella in carrozzaEnglish: "mozzarella in a carriage"), is a type of fried cheese sandwich in Italian cuisine and Southern Italian cuisine. It is prepared by frying mozzarella cheese that is within slices of bread. It is a popular dish in the Campania region of Southern Italy and in areas of New York City. Mozzarella fritta is a variation of the dish that consists of battered cheese, without any bread.

Preparation:
The carrozza is prepared with mozzarella cheese, an egg wash and bread slices. It can be prepared with various breads, such as Italian bread and sandwich loaf, among others. The bread crust is sometimes removed before it is fried, and the bread can be slightly toasted before the sandwich is fried. Preparation involves assembling the sandwich, dredging it in flour, dipping it in an egg wash and then pan frying it. Bread crumbs are sometimes used to coat the sandwich. Olive oil is typically used for frying the carrozza. Additional ingredients are sometimes used, such as ham, anchovies, eggplant, green tomatoes and basil. After being cooked, it has a crisp or crunchy texture. It can be served as an antipasti dish.

By Region
The carrozza is a street food and popular dish in Campania, a region in southern Italy. Buffalo mozzarella, which is prepared using the milk from the Italian Mediterranean buffalo, is typically used in Campania to prepare the sandwich.
It is also a popular dish in Italian-American restaurants in the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens boroughs of New York City, where it is sometimes cooked by deep frying.

Variations
A variation of the carrozza is mozzarella fritta (English: "fried mozzarella"), which is simply the battered and fried cheese without the bread.
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The Benefits Of Pistachio Are

Pistachio nuts are also called green almonds. . According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), it is packed with fiber, vitamins and nutrients, and also contains more anti-oxidants than green tea. Pistachios are also rich sources of protein and fat, but mostly “good” unsaturated fats.

This post is in honor of 
WORLD Pistachio Day - Celebrated February 26
National Nut Day - Celebrated October 22

Benefits of Pistachio Are:
  • Reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases by lowering LDL cholesterols. Pistachios help regulate and reduce LDL or bad cholesterol, which is dangerous for the heart. They also increase the levels of HDL or good cholesterol. Since these nuts contain antioxidants like Vitamins A and E, they help fight off inflammation and protect the blood vessels. This helps in reducing the risks of heart disease. Within a short period of consumption, the benefits of pistachios are seen through an increase in lutein level, which helps protect the heart against oxidized LDL.
  • Combat Diabetes : Type 2 diabetes can be prevented by regular consumption of pistachios. As per a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, both pistachios and walnuts help in better endothelial cell function. Those who consumed around 56 grams of pistachios were found to be more immune to Type 2 diabetes and heart diseases.
  • Strengthen Immunity : One of the main health benefits of pistachios is a stronger immune system that helps fight off infections, which is again due to the presence of vitamin B6. This vitamin helps the body create healthy red blood cells and strengthens the lymphoid glands such as the lymph nodes, spleen, and the thymus. This in turn produced white blood cells, which protect the body from infections.
  • Protect The Nervous System : Pistachios contain high levels of Vitamin B6, which influences the nervous system in many positive ways. This vitamin facilitates the development of amino acids and helps in the formation of the insulating sheath (myelin) around the nerve fiber. Both these functions are necessary for carrying optimal messages from the body to the nerves. Vitamin B6 also helps in producing serotonin, epinephrine, and melatonin, which work to calm the nervous system when the transmission of nerve impulses takes place.
  • Promote Healthy Skin And Vision : Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant found in pistachios. It helps in preserving the cell membranes, ensuring healthy skin. This is one of the benefits of pistachios that protects the skin from UV damage and prevents skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. Lutein and zeaxanthin are two carotenoids present in pistachios. These antioxidants defend the eye tissues from free radical damage, reducing impairments such as age-related macular degeneration and blindness. wikiwell.com
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Saturday, February 24, 2018

List Of March Food Holidays

MARCH
DateEventOriginNotes
March 1National Peanut Butter Lover's DayNational Peanut Board
March 2National Banana Creme Pie Day
March 3National Canadian Bacon DayBlue Ribbon Bacon Festival
March 5National Cheez Doodle Day
March 7National Crown Roast of Pork Day
March 8National Peanut Cluster DayNational Peanut Board
March 9National Crabmeat Day
March 9National Meatball Day
March 10National Blueberry Popover Day
March 11Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
March 11Johnny Appleseed Day
March 12National Baked Scallops Day
March 14National Steak Day
March 22National Corndog Day
March 23National Chips and Dip Day
March 27International Whiskey Day
March 31National Clams on the Half Shell Day

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