How to Exercise with Colitis

Colitis is an inflammatory bowel disorder, which can undoubtedly keep a person out of the gym for a long time. It’s not that the person isn’t motivated to work out; it’s just that the symptoms of the disease can sometimes be so severe that getting on a treadmill or lifting weights can beout of the question because of the amount of pain that a person is under. People sometimes go for years without even realizing that they have Colitis. But, when they find out that the symptoms that they were passing off as minor are way more serious than they originally thought, such as blood in the stool or vomiting and even rapid weight loss. Exercising can end up becoming a huge challenge for people to approach on a regular basis.

   Everyday Health, a trusted website for healthy living, gives a nice list of exercise techniques that people who …

Anxiety Self Help

If you stumbled upon this site you might be looking for some form of anxiety self help. As people have said for a very long time, admitting you need help is the first step to recovery. I’m not promoting any twelve step programs, even though these programs have helped millions of people with their specific addictions. I’m promoting and advocating the pursuit of mental and physical health without the use of drugs.

The pharmaceutical industry makes billions of dollars every year selling prescription drugs to people suffering from anxiety, panic, depression, and personality disorders. As someone who suffered from Acute Panic Disorder, I can tell you this-you probably do not need drugs to get through your anxiety and stress. You need to understand where it’s coming from and taking healthy steps to alleviate it. You won’t be cured over night, but if you exercise, meditate, eat healthy, and seek counseling …

American Tea Party – Simply Made Scones

During one of my travels I was fortunate enough to have high tea around the corner from the Windsor Castle. I was with a friend who lives in England and so I had the opportunity to enjoy an authentic British custom.

I love these rituals and have collected teapots since I was a young woman. The United States like England each have their own tea party rituals and we both share similar tea party mannerisms with just a touch individuality.

The utensils are a pouring vessel better known as a teapot, teacups for drinking, scones and good company. We have tea times in the states, just not as formal as England, but our tea times are still as enjoyable.

Our history of tea goes back to the Boston Tea Party in 1773. We as Americans did what we still do today and that is to take action for our individual …

Taboule Salad Recipe: Middle Eastern Side Dish Featuring Fresh Herbs and Vegetables

Taboule salad is a dish that can often be found at Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurants. Variations on the spelling of this word exist including tabouleh and tabouli. However it’s spelled, taboule salad makes a wonderful side dish for a variety of meals. A bowlful of well chilled, taboule salad makes a wonderful addition to the picnic basket or as a side dish to a summer barbecue.

Ingredients for the Taboule Salad

  • 5.25 ounces bulgur wheat
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup cucumber – peeled, and cubed
  • 4 ounces feta cheese – crumbled
  • ¼ cup fresh basil – chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt – optional

Directions for the Taboule Salad

  1. Place the bulgur wheat into a large bowl.
  2. Stir in one cup boiling water.
  3. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for ½ hour.
  4. Remove

The Surprising and Sinister History of Tea

After water and air, humans consume more tea than anything else. Every day millions of tonnes of it are shipped across the globe to feed an industry worth billions. How this global appetite and trade came to be established is a long and complicated story, one which plays a significant role in how the world we know today came to be. This article will not endeavour to relate the history of tea in full but serves up instead some surprising and sometimes sinister stories of how this humble plant has shaped our civilisation, sewing the seeds of globalisation, the industrial revolution, slavery and the opium wars.

Tea and the Industrial Revolution

A question which historians have struggled with for many years is why the industrial revolution happened in Britain before anywhere else. One surprising reason for this may be that the British taste for tea allowed cities in Britain to …

Health Risks That Women in Their 40s All too Commonly Face

Being a woman and in your 40s can be a challenge for many different reasons. As you age, health concerns will definitely become more apparent than when you were younger. Here are some common health risks that women may begin to face as they reach the age of 40 and beyond.


It should be no surprise that diabetes is a health concern, but Type II is not uncommon in women in their 40s, as changes in hormones may present challenges. Of course, the perfect remedy to weight gain and unhealthy living is by way of eating healthy foods and getting exercise.

Heart Disease

It is something that is difficult to type: heart disease kills more women annually in the United States than any other disease or malady.

High Blood Pressure

No matter who you are, or what age you're at, having high blood pressure will not help your health-it …

Make Turkish Coffee

To make Turkish coffee, it is necessary to have the right ingredients and supplies. This coffee has been prepared and served in the Middle East and Mediterranean countries for about five hundred years, and remains a favorite beverage today. It is one of the world’s finest coffees, brewed in a special way according to tradition.

How To Make Turkish Coffee

Turkish coffee comes from the Arabica bean. It must be ground into a powder using a Turkish coffee grinder, since most standard coffee grinders cannot grind to that degree of fineness. During the grinding process, cardamom is often added. This aromatic spice gives Turkish coffee its distinctive flavor. Sugar is added to taste. Turkish coffee can be bitter or sweet according to personal preference.

Brewing is done in a special copper pot called a cezve. This small pot helps the coffee to boil faster. As the coffee heats, it …

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party Ideas: How to Throw a Mad Tea Party for an Alice in Wonderland Birthday

Tea parties are great fun to hold, and even more so when based on the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party from Alice in Wonderland. Here are some suggestions for decorations, party supplies, food and activities.

Decorating for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

The table must take center stage in your tea party. Cover it with a crazy tablecloth, and stack up lots of china in a higgledy-piggledy fashion. Go for teacups, saucers and teapots in chintz, vintage and mismatched styles, and if you have any broken cups or plates, now is the time to use them!

Put lots of chairs around a large table, and if possible use more than the number of guests attending, allowing everyone to change places randomly. Put a toy mouse in a teapot to represent the dormouse and put out a toy hare or rabbit to represent the March Hare.

Take inspiration from the rest …

Growing Your Own Micro Greens Including Micro Herbs on Windowsill

Bursting with flavor intensity, micro herbs and micro greens are relatively easy to grow on your own. Growing at home gives micro supplies for family meals.

About Micro Greens

Micro greens are dinky small vegetable seedlings that are snipped for harvest anywhere between one to three weeks after germination. Top executive chefs have used micro herbs and other micro green vegetable shoots as side salads in winter, garnishes and as intensive herbaceous flavor enhancers of salads including more mature leaves of endive, lettuce, spinach, watercress and rocket in summer.

Which Greens can be Grown Micro

Many summer outdoor green vegetables are suitable for planting indoors. The success that a backyard gardener has with Oregon sugar pod peas growing up canes outside in the summer can translate to germinating Oregon peas indoors and snipping off their pea shoots as micro greens. Growing micro greens brings all the familiar taste of a …

Five Common Herbs that Alter the Effectiveness of Coumadin (warfarin)

Coumadin (generic name warfarin) is an anticoagulant drug that slows down the time for blood clotting. It is frequently prescribed to people with weakened heart conditions like congestive heart failure to prevent pooled blood in the heart's chambers from forming dangerous clots. If you have been prescribed Coumadin, you need to be aware of some common herbs that can alter the effectiveness of this drug.

Herbs That Alter The Effectiveness of Coumadin-Chamomile

Chamomile is a common herb that is been used to treat a variety of health conditions including gastrointestinal problems, reducing inflammation and fever. However if you are taking Coumadin, chamomile may increase the anticoagulation time and increase the risk for bleeding.

Herbs That Alter The Effectiveness of Coumadin-Feverfew

The herb feverfew is used to treat pain from such conditions as menstruation, arthritis, and migraines. It can also treat allergic reactions like dermatitis, psoriasis, and asthma. But for …