Any furry household pets can be breeding grounds for fleas. Their soft fur makes the perfect place to hide, and their warm bodies provide fleas with a feast of fresh blood to consume for as long as they like. The fleas can irritate pet owners as much as the animals, causing allergic reactions and a variety of health problems. They are also unsafe for the pets to live with, and pet owners should be doing all they can to remove the fleas as quickly as possible.

Of course, buying flea collars and sprays can be expensive. These treatments can also contain chemicals that are harmful to pets or that can aggravate pet owners’ medical conditions. There has to be a better way to deal with pesky fleas.

Thankfully, there is, as pet owners can use essential oils to treat flea infestations. Using the right kind of oil can get rid of the fleas quickly and ensure that the pets are not treated to unhealthy chemicals. Pet owners do need to be careful, though, as their pets are more sensitive to essential oils than people would be. The smell or physical contact of the oil can aggravate them and cause irritations. Pet owners can avoid any potential problems by first making sure that they are using the right kind of oil and using it in the right way. Then they also need to dilute the oils with water.
Cats are more susceptible to irritation by contact with essential oils, so the oils need to be even more heavily diluted for them. Pet owners can also spray some of the oil on themselves to ease their pet’s anxiety about the oils.

There are a few oils that are great for treating flea infections. These are all covered by Oiling Point, on their website at Oiling Point. The best oils for trading fleas include lavender, thyme, frankincense, citronella, lemongrass and cedar wood. These need to be used properly and applied gently to be effective and to not irritate the animals. The owners need to be careful that the cure is not worse than the problem. While fleas are unwelcome guests, it can be difficult for pets to deal with the fleas and the oils, so pet owners need to be careful about how frequently and heavy they apply the oils to their pets. Researching the correct essential oil usage on Oiling Point will help clear up a lot of issues and prevent some serious problems.

Chiropractors know that not all the assistance they can give their patients will be performed in their office. They understand that once their patients leave their office, they could set back the work the chiropractor has done and damage themselves unintentionally, just by doing regular, everyday activities. This is why many chiropractors are partnering with their patients outside the office to ensure they follow regular exercise programs that will strengthen them and prevent them from suffering further damage. Strength training is one of the more important ones they recommend. As people grow older, they lose muscle mass, and that means the support for their bones and joints starts to fade. They no longer have the strength or the mobility they used to have because of their decreased muscle mass, but strength training exercises helps them maintain and build back their strength and ensure that whatever condition they are suffering from doesn’t become worse. High-intensity training consists of periods of exercise that are incredibly vigorous for short bursts of time. So, for 15 or 30 minutes a day, the patients would engage in some intensive exercise and then not need to actively exercise for the rest of the day. This helps to build up their cardiovascular system and improve mobility and flexibility. While cardiovascular problems may not directly require chiropractic care, they can lead to conditions that do need it, and chiropractors have a responsibility to ensure their patients are getting the kind of exercise they need to stay healthy. Personal training can also be useful, especially when you may not have the expertise in physical training that your patients require for the very best care. The experts at chiropractor in Greenville, SC will sometimes recommend that their patents go to a kinesiology expert in order to get the help they need. These fitness professionals will be able to direct patients as to what exercises they need to do and what training would help them reach their fitness goals and avoid some future health problems.

How do I make healthy snacks? We become so used to the marketing of snacks that we think that healthy snacks have to come out of a packet. otherwise it won't taste good! For our health (mental, physical, emotional) we need fresh food and that includes healthy snacks. You only need to read some of the information on to find out just how some food products can make you sick - maybe not now, maybe not noticeably, but definitely at some point.

The cost to you - well, its just not worth it. So, here are some healthy snack recipes and some ideas. Let's start with the ideas.

I tell my daughter "chop up some celery and spread some peanut butter on it" - the response - "no, I can't be bothered". Later, I'm chopping up celery and carrot for me and guess who guzzles into it? What to do????

Ideas for Healthy snacks - need to prepare but once they're there everyone is set

dips (hummous, capsicum, carrot, beetroot) and Lebanese (round, flat bread)
chopped or julienned celery, carrot, capsicum (bell pepper), cucumber, fresh fruit
Combos of dried fruit, nuts and seeds (pepitas and sunflower seeds are good). These can be flavoured with tamari and roasted.
Fruitballs - see the party finger food page
mini fritattas, vege muffins
do you remember the days when snacks at parties were served on toothpicks - the tricky one was 'devils on horseback' (where did they get that name from?). So why not some cubed cheese and sundried tomatoes and/or gherkin, olives.
fresh, crunchy bread spread with peanut butter, olive paste, or some other healthy spread
Variety seems to be best - serve a few different types on a platter and bingo (we hope).

Healthy snacks can be au naturelle or cooked up. Here are some recipes for Falafel, Flatbread crisps, Cheese toast snacks, Carrot and Walnut loaf, Wheat loaf. One of the great truly healthy snacks is falafel. The balls are great for parties, for packed lunches, or as part of a larger meal. There is no deep frying in this recipe, just a spray of oil and baking in the oven. Much easier!

Benefits of Healthy Choice Foods

Healthy choice foods are abundant in the grocery stores as well as health food stores. Click here for more information Some powerhouse foods you can find anywhere are raw almonds. Just a small handful about ¼ cup has as much calcium as same amount of milk. I am not a milk drinker so finding ways to consumed calcium is an added bonus, I love eating this nut. One reason this is so important, is because it helps to keep osteoporosis at bay. Eating enough calcium, helps keep the teeth and bones strong.

Living for healthy choices is pretty simple. Try walnuts, they are great in so many ways. Walnuts help lower the risk of high cholesterol, which can lead to heart disease and arthritis by reducing C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation found in the body. These nuts are both high in unsaturated fat and eating even a small handful can not only be great for the taste buds and also great for lowering your cholesterol levels.

Natures Best Protection- Healthy Choice Foods

Leafy greens, Swiss chard, spinach, mustard, collard, dandelion, and kale are all power house greens which have cancer fighting capabilities. They deliver more nutrients with fewer calories than virtually any foods found out there. Homocystein is a natural compound that is harmless as long as the body is in balance. However, if the body tips in the direction of too high, the levels are toxic and can cause clogged arteries and heart disease. Greens carry plenty of B6 and folate to help keep Homocystein levels in check.

Because leafy greens carry cancer fighting properties they also are packed with magnesium which improves the body’s response to stress. In studies the researchers have shown that eating regular green lefty vegetables helps keep depression at bay, and helps improve the flow of blood to the brain for wonderful cognitive function.

Clean greens really well or dirt and grit will be part of your dining experience. You can throw them in salads or lightly sauté, par boil or even microwave. Just indulge in these powerful nutrient dense vegetables. Carotenoids found in greens act just like bodyguards to kick cancer toxic agents to the curb.

Some of the best healthy choice foods are found in green leafy greens
Eating greens of all kinds fight against cancer producing agents, remember Popeye
Low in calories, high in taste, with ample vitamins and minerals, greens are a powerful food
Greens can be bought fresh, frozen, and canned although if bought in can form usually high in salt (sodium)
Walnuts are so good for cleaning the arteries and keeping them flexible and free of bad LDL cholesterol
Almonds are a super source of calcium so good for teeth and bones
Foods for Defense

Pomegranates are red seeded fruits and are packed with antioxidants for a powerful defense to protect the immune system to the maximum level. Here is why the antioxidants found in pomegranates are so important. Every second, immune cells in your body are hit by a barrage of free radicals.

These free radicals steal and electron from healthy cells rendering them unhealthy. High in antioxidants which literally come between free radicals and healthy immune cells and offer up their own electron so no more damage is committed to the healthy cell. Some foods like pomegranates really taste so good and work so wonderfully for the body’s defense. Very seasonal, at least for fresh pomegranates, try fresh juice as well.