Review of the ingredients and results of derma e's Skin Lighten, a skin whitening product. Includes an ingredient glossary with descriptions and studies of skin lightening ingredients.
Vitamin B12 deficiency can affect blood health, mental clarity and challenge the central nervous system. Includes symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency and lists sources of Vitamin B12-rich foods.
Skin, hair and nail care is vital in maintaining a fresh and healthy look. Covers nutrition and beauty tips for putting your best face forward while staying healthy and nourished. Includes tips for boosting your immunity with healthy foods and antioxidants.
What type of neurotransmitter is GABA? Why is it important? What are the natural food sources for GABA? GABA aids in reducing anxiety, maintaining muscle tone, improves sleep and mood.
Sleep deprivation effects and facts. Lack of sleep can affect your memory, cardiovascular health, cognition and even longevity.
Foods rich with selenium
Gout remedy: Tart cherry juice has been found to reduce uric acid levels in the blood, decrease the incidence of gout attacks and flare up and aids in reducing inflammation.
The health benefits of green tea can greatly improve life expectancy. Green tea has powerful cancer fighting antioxidants and ingredients, which improve cardiovascular health, memory, cognition, and other brain functions.
Describes blood pressure readings. Defines high blood pressure and the different types of hypertension. Identifies the difference between systolic and diastolic pressure. Includes a list of potential symptoms.
Mexican food can be fun and healthy. Tostadas, or chalupas, are delicious and an economical way to feed lots of people. Chalupas can also be vegan or vegetarian. The topping options are endless.
Salsa verde is a green salsa made in Mexico. It is made with tomatillos, cilantro, onion, garlic, chile serrano, and lime. It can be boiled or broiled. This article includes variations and serving suggestions.
Here are a few quick and easy avocado recipes, including salads, salsa, guacamole and more. Enjoy avocado a variety of ways with these tempting and healthy recipes, including guacamole a la mexicana!
Antioxidant Rich Foods and Longevity: Anti-Aging Health Benefits of Antioxidants. Defines antioxidants and includes a list of anti-aging antioxidant rich foods .
Serotonin levels, how they are produced and how they are received have been found to cause issues with depression and insomnia. Provides a description of serotonin, areas it affects and foods which may naturally boost serotonin levels. Also cautions about the symptoms and dangers found in serotonin...
Describes calcium deficiency. Includes the health benefits of calcium and a list of calcium rich foods. References included.
Defines folate and folic acid. Reviews the health benefits and use of folic acid. Lists folate rich foods and provides a list of folate deficiency symptoms.
Describes gout and how it occurs. Defines hyperuricemia, uric acid and the effects of a purine rich diets. Reviews gout triggers and lists purine rich foods. Offers tips to lower uric acid levels and includes references.
The health benefits of rice are many. Describes a variety of rice types, including jasmine, basmati, flavors and fragrance. Covers 11 types of rice: brown, white, long and short.
Describes the health benefits of mushrooms, nutrients and how some varieties are used in dishes and recipes. 9 types of mushrooms are identified and described.
Health benefits of potassium. Describes deficiency, symptoms and disorders. Provides a list of foods high in potassium.
If you have trouble falling asleep or maintaining a regular sleep pattern, foods with naturally high levels of melatonin can help you without the need for sleep medication.
The Health Benefits of Magnesium: Foods with magnesium, Defines magnesium deficiency, its symptoms and related disorders. Describes the health benefits of magnesium, drug interactions and affected populations. Also, provides the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for magnesium, a food list of...
Fideo con carne y papas is a family dish that tastes great and can feed 4–6 people for under $10. This article includes instructions and a photo tutorial.
Vinegar has been around for centuries and can be created from a variety of fermented foods. There are several types, flavors, uses and benefits of vinegar. This article provides descriptions of the different types of vinegar and includes a few recipe and use ideas.
Fideo con pollo is also known as vermicelli with chicken. This dish is budget-friendly and tasty. The meal is delicious, and you can feed a family of 4 - 6 people for under $10.
Miniature fairy gardens and enchanted gardens are a fun project for creative container gardening. Includes pictures and ideas for creating your own magical fairy garden project.
Mexican food is delicious and economical. Pechuga Monterrey will delight your tastebuds with eye-catching steamed veggies and melted colby-jack cheese. This is a great family dish.
Metabolic Syndrome raises our risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and stroke. It reduces the efficiency of our metabolism and provokes dangerous weight gain and other health issues. May be identified as syndrome x or dysmetabolic syndrome. Includes video.
This article defines systolic and diastolic pressure, ranges of normal readings, and conditions like prehypertension and hypertension. Includes labeled photos and a video tutorial.
Natural vasodilators. The nitrates and minerals in certain foods lower blood pressure. The foods that show the most effective results are high in potassium, magnesium, nitrates and calcium. Read for a food list of foods that naturally reduce hypertension.
Most fast foods and comfort foods are heavily processed with unhealthy oils, bleached flour and refined sugar. Today's fast paced life has lead many of us to fall victim to the ease of driving through fast food restaurants, de-stress with a cocktail or treat ourselves to a pastry with our morning...
Describes leadership styles and qualities of a good leader. Success in leadership is accomplished in the connections we make with our team and various subordinates. It is the traits of a leader that will determine if those connections will be attained.
A high-protein food list for vegetarians includes dairy, legumes, nuts, seeds, and other plant foods. This article suggests a variety of protein-rich foods and includes grams per serving.
Randomization techniques and strategies are a great way to keep all of your students focused and engaged in the topics you are covering in class. Randomization techniques in the classroom also improve content retention and classroom camaraderie. Includes a video with the author sharing the various...
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and provide amazing health benefits. Blueberries promote a healthy retina, strong cardiac muscles and maintain brain function. Provides ten healthy nutrition facts for including low calorie blueberries in your diet.
This is a very easy dessert recipe for chocolate ice cream pie, with variations.
Blueberry dump cakes are not only tasty they are easy too! Simply layer the items, bake and you're done. Variations are easy and your family and guests will beg for more. Includes photo tutorial.
Recipe: A flaxseed oil and fruit smoothie is a healthy way to get a great boost of energy, vitamins, minerals and Omega-3. Not only is this smoothie easy to make it is delicious. Includes photo tutorial.
Hydrogenated oils occur when hydrogen is added to vegetable oil. The process is called hydrogenation and creates trans fat. These fats cause numerous health issues. Common food sources of trans fat.
Problems with dizziness or lightheadedness? Are they symptoms of a heart condition? Describes orthostatic hypotension and provides a brief glimpse at heart failure and arteriosclerosis. Dizziness upon standing might be a symptom of a heart condition.
Eating oily fish or taking fish oil supplements will provide you with omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oil is rich in EPA and DHA, which help maintain healthy function of our brain, retinal and cardiac cells and tissues.
Flax seed oil may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and stroke. Flax seed oil may also improve mood, clarity and awareness in children. Includes references and clinical studies.
Describes 5 common vision conditions in aging adults. Includes definitions, symptoms and causes for cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment and blindness.
Filled with pictures and ideas on how to make biscuits and biscuit cups. Edible biscuit bowls are a pretty and unique addition when serving guests. Includes recipes and photo tutorials.
Chai tea in America is more commonly known as masala chai in India; mixed black tea. Describes the health benefits of chai, culture and how to make authentic chai. Includes recipes, photos and video.
Potty training any child can be quite a challenge. Potty training a child with autism may seem impossible—but it can be done.
The incidence of persistent toe walking and tight heel cords were found to be higher in children with an autistic spectrum disorder but lower in children with Asperger syndrome.
Gifts and toys should be unique and match a child's interests. Every child is different, but many children with autism share similar characteristics.
Free autism apps for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod can help you and your child gain the focus and communication that will enhance their growth in a variety of social and academic areas.
This hub will highlight the various health benefits of Manuka honey as well as describe its origin. Its use as a food item is further enhanced by promising studies in its health benefits.
If you want to find a creative and tasty way to add spinach to your diet, a spinach smoothie may be your answer. You will be pleasantly surprised by the taste. I've included a few variations for you.
Goal setting for health and fitness. Achieving personal health goals requires an effective road map. Empower your convictions and build a successful plan toward your personal goal.
The health benefits of juicing spinach are many. Spinach is full of valuable vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Dustin Nunn is a published cartoonist with mild autism and the proud author of the comic book, Dustin & Darling. Dustin created all of the characters that are loosely based on himself, his real life dog, Darling, and various other family members.
Baking an apple dump cake is a very easy and inexpensive treat. This dessert takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and only needs about 25 minutes to bake. This is perfect for last-minute desserts and can be topped off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream—YUM!
Yahoo! Answers is a great way to improve traffic to your hubs, blogs and websites. Building an account is free and easy, then answer questions to topics you write about and supply a link to your article.
This hub will help you improve reading comprehension with the simple application of a couple techniques. These techniques can be applied to yourself, your students, employees and children.
Provides a variety of fun writing prompts for kids, teens and adults. Prompts can inspire creative writing, a personal narrative or even a poem. Also features several useful websites as well as a few teaching tips for English teachers. A great resource for Elementary, Middle and High School levels....
Cool facts about the Lone Star State. Learn about the official State tree, flower, animal and more. Find out what is larger in Texas. Who are famous Texans? And, learn the Texas - Pledge of Allegiance
Writing Stories: Creative writing typically shows the evolution of a character as they tackle conflict. This hub will guide you through a few pre-writing ideas and will touch on conflict, characterization, plot and setting.
Parenthood is a beautiful yet bumpy journey. It is filled with both dismay and reward. Some of us have bumpier rides that require alternate routes. This is the story of my journey with my son.
A personal narrative tells a story from your point of view. It is usually about an extended period in one's life. Perhaps it was a memorable experience, a challenge defeated or an impressive accomplishment. A personal narrative should illustrate the journey as well as the physical and/or emotional...
This hub will enlighten you to ideas which will help you see setting beyond the element of location. Location is NOT the only element of setting. Setting is a beautiful and important part of any narrative.
You cannot describe a character until you have built the character. I will guide you through the steps and questions you need to reflect on as you begin the process of evolving your thoughts into a character your readers will want to follow, analyze and interpret.
Idioms are especially difficult for foreigners of any language. Idioms are not necessarily predictable in their use or context. Here is a list of happy idioms in the English language.
Idioms can be used in many ways but are surprisingly effective when used to express anger.
Create website and blog headers with Keynote or Power Point.
How to do online research writing better and faster. Learn the tips and tricks of preparing and documenting online research, pre-writing skills, reflective editing and the publishing of your respective text. Includes graphic organizer ideas.
Monitor traffic and generate residual income through referral trackers. Includes step by step instructions and video for creating a referral tracker on HubPages.
27 Websites for Public Domain and Royalty Free Images
Teaching and Understanding Tone and Mood - this hub defines tone and mood, provides modeled teaching strategies, offers a full lesson with discussion questions, provides handout images, includes an embedded and customized video by the author and provides additional ideas for activities.
Tips for using iPhoto, Keynote, and iMovie on a Mac to create educational videos for your students, classroom and YouTube.
100 matcha recipes! Recipes include everything from matcha eggnog, matcha cookies, matcha smoothies, matcha brownies to matcha martinis! Check out the recipes below!
Purple Power - Matcha Smoothie; How would you like to meet your antioxidant ORAC recommendations, get your daily vitamin & mineral needs, have a caffeine boost, improve mental alertness, get a dose of melatonin, and please your taste buds in one smoothie? This smoothie tastes great and is perfect...
Eating blueberries provides vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Beneficial in reducing fats, chomping down on free radicals, combating negative metabolic issues, promoting improved insulin levels, supporting ocular health and warding off diseases and cancers.
The health benefits of matcha: green tea powder are very impressive. Matcha is rich in anti-aging and cancer fighting antioxidants, catechins, theanine for mental alertness and provides cholesterol lowering benefits for heart health. Lists matcha nutrients, additional health benefits, includes two...
Bio Poems are a wonderful tool in reading and writing comprehension. They are flexible and can be used in a variety of ways.
Contextual approaches to learning and understanding vocabulary are no longer just about memorizing words and meanings. Vocabulary development involves using context clues and word equations to assist you in analyzing and determining the meaning of the word.
Studies show that cherry juice has incredible benefits for nutrition, muscle health, and disease prevention. Why not sleep better, feel better, and live better?
Chili is a great weekend treat to have on hand as families gather and friends drop in for a quick visit. You can keep it on the stove or a crock-pot. Keep large mugs or bowls handy with a nice supply of shredded cheese, onions, jalapenos, sour cream and crackers for that added zest.
Teaching voice to students can be a daunting task. Voice is not exactly a concrete term that students in middle school understand. Many continue to struggle with it in high school and college. My approach with my middle school students is by teaching through reading as opposed to teaching it in...
Elements of Poetry includes; denotation, connotation, imagery, alliteration, assurance, allusion, symbolism, oxymoron, rhyme, limerick, meter, hyperbole, simile and metaphor.
A good narrative and film needs CONFLICT. Conflict is a very important part of PLOT. There are two basic types of conflict; internal and external.
Simple similes - a comparison of two things that have something in common but are really very different. Similes are a form of figurative language and are used to evoke sensory details and imagery.