Friday, June 29, 2012

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

** Plum Organics Giveaway **

The NCW ECO-Excellence Awards were held and winners chosen! People, like you, voted online for 122 products in 22 categories including baby food, baby carriers, nursery decor, fashion for mom and kids, skin care, and cleaning. Brands included Graco, Summer Infant, Go Gently Baby, JoyFolie, Weleda, Lavera skincare, Ergo, and many more. 

NCW Eco-Excellence Awards have been created by Natural Child World Magazine in partnership with Healthy Child Healthy World and Project Nursery.

I had the extreme privilege of being able to receive one of the winners products, Food for Tots by Plum Organics.  

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Proper Nutrition and Cancer

Improve Energy Levels with Proper Nutrition.

Proper diet is essential for healthy people, and it makes a bigger difference to cancer patients.  Nutrition is essentially the process by which the body takes in food.  The food is needed for growth, and the body uses the energy, vitamins and minerals to build new tissue and recover from surgery and other cancer treatments.  It is essential to eat the right types of food because cancer treatment can take a lot of energy from a person.  This means that proper diet is even more important to cancer patients.  

Three Goals of Nutrition Therapy

Cancer patients should consult their physician about the benefits of nutrition therapy because there is a range of different types of cancer and treatment options. Nutrition specifics may differ for someone who has mesothelioma cancer and someone with breast cancer, for example. Some treatments reduce muscle tone and bone density, which is where adding more protein to the diet may be required.

Nutrition therapy has three major goals.
            -Nutrition therapy provides missing nutrients.
            -Therapy helps patients maintain nutritional health.
            -Further problems and complications are prevented with proper diet.

Mesothelioma treatment side effects can often lead to weight loss, anorexia or cachexia.  These are medical problems that often cause patients to lose weight.  The problem can be countered with an effective program of nutritional therapy that provides the body with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.  According to the National Cancer Institute, some tumors release chemicals that alter the way the body breaks down nutrients.  Protein, carbohydrates and fats are especially affected by stomach or intestinal tumors.  Patients may even think that he or she is eating enough, but the body may experience difficulty absorbing nutrients from food.


Protein is an essential building block of muscle and bone tissue, and it is imperative for cancer patients to add more to the diet.  Because the body will catabolize muscle tissue in the absence of adequate protein stores, cancer patients may lose weight.  Beans, peas, lentils and dairy products are a great source of protein.


Carbohydrates are essential, as this is the body’s primary source of energy.  There are several things to consider in a diet because not all carbohydrates are the same.  The body gets a lot of vitamins, nutrients and phytonutrients from fruits and vegetables.  These are the preferred source of carbohydrates.  In addition, whole grains are an essential component of a healthy diet.  It takes the body longer to digest whole grains.  This reduces fluctuations in blood sugar levels and ensures that adequate energy is maintained throughout the day.


Fat is an essential component of the diet as well, but there are good types and bad types.  Most experts agree that adults should include more polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats in the diet.  These are primarily found in vegetable oils and fish.  Trans-fats and saturated fats should be avoided.

Eating right is a great way to stay healthy, and it is even more imperative for cancer patients.  Proper diets are essential because they provide the body with the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that are needed for growth.  Cancer patients may undergo treatments, and recovery is facilitated with proper diet.

Article courtesy of Jillian McKee

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Lovesac Giveaway Coming Soon!!!

Prize: Cow Phur CitySac Package (retail value $900)
Open to: US only
The event dates: July 3 – July 24

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mommy's Chores

After having two kids, the baby being extremely difficult, I have chosen to get on the ball and get back to my type A organization in my home.

If it can't be orderly, it CAN be clean!

Here is the document that I created for myself and thought I could share with you ~ my followers!

Please feel free to Pin on pinterest and share with your friends and followers as well!


Monday, June 4, 2012

Wind Turbines : ROI ~ Is it Right for YOU?

Image Courtesy of Ploughcraft ~ All Rights Reserved

Wind turbines are increasing in popularity throughout the UK. The UK is the eighth largest producer of wind power with a staggering total of 3506 wind turbines throughout the country located at wind farms and offshore wind farms.

When turning to renewable energy to power your home or office you have a choice of solar or wind energy, both are completely renewable, safe and offer their own range of benefits. These benefits include low CO2 emissions and large cost savings.

Choosing wind turbines enables the user to reduce the amount of electricity they use off the grid; this saving alone will easily pay off the initial wind turbine cost. It is believed that it will generally take three to five years to pay back the initial investment when looking at wind turbines ROI.

Cost Effective Renewable Energy Solution

If you are considering wind energy to run your office or home you need to bear in mind that there are a couple of factors that will influence how much energy your turbine will produce. Wind energy generated will depend on environmental obstacles which can reduce the amount of wind reaching the turbine, causing turbulence and reducing the amount of power generated. This is seen in urban areas with larger structures surrounding the sites.

The annual wind turbines ROI is believed to be as follows, according to annually mean site wind speed:

·      5m/s offer 21.706 kWh per year totalling £7,000.
·      6m/s offers31.176 kWh per year totalling £10,000.
·      7m/s offers 39.649 kWh per year totalling £13,000

As you can see from your average electricity usage, you could easily pay back your initial wind turbine investment within three to five years.

Wind energy produces 2.5% of the world’s power as of 2010 and is growing at a rapid and steady pace. In 2010 Spain was considered the leader when it comes to wind energy.

If you are looking at using wind energy and are working out wind turbines ROI it’s good to know that a wind turbine can produce electricity eighty five per cent of the time, depending on the wind speed.

It is believed that this type of energy is one of the safest energy technologies to date, it’s affordable for many homes and offices and is quiet, and you won’t hear them when the wind is blowing.

How Do Wind Turbines Work?

Wind is less turbulent the higher you go, this is why most wind turbines are located on high poles, this is where the blades are able to capture the most amount of energy. An important consideration if looking at this form of renewable energy and working out your wind turbines ROI.

The wind turns the blades of the turbine which spins a shaft connected to a generator which in turn makes electricity. Most turbines have two or three blades that are set at a specific angle to capture as much of the wind as possible.

These wind turbines are used regularly for agricultural land throughout the country, you often notice a field filled with large turbines turning and generating power. It has been recorded that eight out of ten people are eager to see more wind energy used, while only two out of ten people are against the prospect.

The wind turbines ROI is excellent, offering a higher and faster return on your investment than most of the other renewable source options available. Of course location plays a large role. However, Ploughcraft have regional offices in North, Midlands, South East and South West with a visitors centre based in Yorkshire where you can get your location tested to determine the wind speeds average and determine if wind turbines ROI is right for you.