Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome With A Healthy Diet

In today`s fast paced world, people are often so overworked and highly stressed that to them, being sore and tired at the end of each day is just part of life. But what about those who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome?

The Realities of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Those who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome do not just get tired, they get completely exhausted, often to the point where it becomes impossible for them to preform normal everyday activities. Chronic fatigue is often so persistent that even a good night of sleep brings no relief.

Other symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome include poor memory, frequent yeast infections or candidiasis, trouble concentrating, dizziness, sore lymph nodes, muscle pain, sore throat and fever as well as depression.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Choosing the Right Lighting Fixtures for Your Home

Besides brightening living spaces and making them useful, lighting is an integral part of good home decorating that can set certain moods. Cleverly placed lights can draw attention to a favorite piece of artwork, or be repositioned to give the room an entirely new look.

There are three ways that lighting is used in the home: general, task and accent lighting. General lighting provides the room with an even background of even light. Task lighting focuses light for doing certain jobs, and accent lighting adds drama to any room.

The lighting choices available to today’s home decorators and do-it-yourselfers are virtually endless because lighting manufacturers are continuously designing new products to match any decor and budget. The most difficult installations are best left to an electrician, but there are many home lighting projects that can be done yourself.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

How to Renovate a Kitchen Using Safe and Healthy Building Materials

When it comes to home improvement projects, remodeling or renovating the kitchen is generally considered to be one of the most important things on the "to do" list for many reasons. The kitchen is not just another room in your home, it is a eating area, a work area as well as a gathering area for family and often times guests.

The choices you make when you are renovating a kitchen for your own use may be different than if you were renovating to sell the home, but in both cases you will want the same end result; a space that is comfortable yet practical, appealing to the eye and that is within your budget. But you also want it to be a healthy space, and in order to keep your renovation, and ultimately your family as healthy as possible, you must know which building materials are potentially harmful.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

How to Install a Deadbolt Lock

Today everyone seems to be a little more security conscious than they used to be. New state of the art security systems with remarkable capabilities are now widely available to homeowners, but it is important to remember that all good systems should include deadbolt locks on all exterior doors.

Deadbolts come in two styles. One requires a key to unlock from the outside but is operated on the inside by turning a knob. These are best suited for doors with no glass and they are safer in the event of fire as there is no fumbling for keys to make your escape.

The other requires a key both outside and the inside. If your front door has a pane of glass in it, you should probably opt for this style so that would be burglars cannot break the glass and simply reach in a turn the knob. However, they double keyed style is harder to operate in a fire. Should you install this style, always be sure that the keys are easily accessible in case of fire or some other emergency. The installation of these two styles is basically the same.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

How to Keep Your Family Healthy with Nontoxic Housekeeping Products and Techniques

If you ask most anyone who is concerned with maintaining a healthy lifestyle what they do to stay healthy, you`ll probably hear the same answers over and over. You`ll hear them say that they have quit smoking, joined a gym or they have started eating better. Rarely if ever will you hear anyone say that they have changed their cleaning habits to try to attain better health.
There are no two rooms in the home that require cleaning more often than the kitchen and bathroom, and although wiping surfaces down is sufficient for every day cleaning maintenance, occasionally a deep-down cleaning is in order. But that does not mean that harsh fumes from commercial cleaners need to be involved in the cleaning and sanitizing process. Cleaning is supposed to make you healthier, not sicker. Some simple everyday household items will do the job without the fumes that can be so harmful to humans and the environment.

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Friday, October 9, 2009

How to Cut Down on Utility Costs by Properly Sealing Your Home

Heating and cooling bills probably add up to as much if not more than all of your other household bills combined. The simplest way to cut back on the already-high cost of these utilities is to ensure that your home is as energy efficient as it can be. A home that allows heat and cool air to escape or to enter through cracks and gaps will cost far more than a home that has been properly sealed.

Finding Cracks and Gaps

The good news is, that most cracks and gaps can be found pretty easily by the homeowner. Simply light a candle and hold it close to areas where you suspect there might be air escaping or entering. The air movement will move the flame of the candle.


* Check for any cracks or gaps in siding, mortar or foundations.
* Check anyplace where two different building materials meet up on the exterior of the home. For example, where siding or brick meets up with the foundation or roof.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

How to Keep a Clean House in Just Minutes a Day

There is no need to be obsessive about every tiny little detail in order to keep a home that looks and smells as though it has just been freshly cleaned. Having a schedule for housework and following it is half the battle. By following a good schedule you can keep your home clean in just minutes a day.

In order to keep your home looking fresh and clean there are some jobs that must be done daily, but others are jobs that can be done weekly, some done monthly. Some larger jobs only need to be done seasonally.

Start With a Clean Slate

It is not as difficult as you might think to have a home that is neat, tidy, well-organized and easy to maintain, but you must start with a clean slate. This means a good old fashioned spring cleaning. Not the kind of spring cleaning where all you do is take an afternoon to clean the windows and re-stack old magazines. Spring cleaning is a time to purge the home of all unnecessary clutter and debris that has been allowed to build up over the course of the year(s) and it can be done at any time of the year, not just in the spring.

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