Your Questions About Healthy Foods List

Susan asks…

what are healthy amounts of everything you need for your body?

everything. i will be going shopping in a little and would like to switch up my grocery list to healthy foods.

thanks.

answers:

It doesn’t really matter. Various cultures have shown that there is more than one type of healthy diet (high-carb + low-fat, or the opposite, or high-protein low-carb, etc). The only thing that really matters is that you eat actual food, as opposed to processed food. This means vegetables, fruits, whole grains (100% whole, meaning nothing like “modified corn starch” listed in the ingredients), nuts, beans, brown rice, eggs. Whereas processed foods are things like white bread, white rice, ramen noodles, cheerios (and all cereals found in a regular store), canned soup, TV dinners, snacks, basically the vast majority of items in the grocery store are things you wanna avoid.

Donna asks…

Why are good tasting foods so bad for us?

Now I know some of you enjoy some “healthy foods“,but I am talking about sweets and greasy fatty foods, you know all the food we want but probably shouldn’t eat.

answers:

#1 excitotoxins
#2 hydrogenated oils
#3 bad fats
#4 sugar
the list goes on

Thomas asks…

Help me with a grocery store list that is simple and lazy and healthy?

I live alone and I want to see if I can do simple, lazy and healthy food shopping and food prep and eating. About the most I “cook” is to hard boil eggs. But I do own a skillet and several pans and a microwave. I am lactose intolerant and have GERD so milk and tomato products are out. Looking for a shopping list for about 7 days and I have some basics already here. I am trying to eat better thanks in advance.

answers:

I don’t know how simple this would be in practice, but shouldnt require too much thinking… Choose a variety of foods that reflect the food pyramid, stay away from refined ie white anything (bread, pasta, rice, sugar, and in your case milk is in there jejje), and try and buy foods as close to their natural state as possible, ie: fresh fruit and veg instead of canned or in a pop tart, steak or fish or chicken raw and cook it yourself, even if just grilled and not ham, lunchmeat, etc, avoid prepackaged foods with sauces or read the ingredients on the label to be sure whats in them. Oh! And an easy way of getting your veg and fruit is by having it delivered to your door each week or fortnight. It’s sometimes even cheaper than going to the store.

Mandy asks…

What would be good and healthy to plant inside or on a balcony in March/April?

What should I plant? Healthy foods. In Western Canada.

What are some healthy fruits/veggies/herbs that I could plant either inside on on a balcony in early to mid-March? And also what is the best way to get organic Non-GMO seeds?

answers:

Look for heirloom seeds wherever you shop, a quick google should pull up plenty online .. You could do alot in containers with partial shade such as on a balcony, many herbs and most greens and root crops should do ok, peppers, oregano, onions, if you have about 6 good hours of sun the list can be long the more sun the better though as a rule of thumb, just realize alot of things can get BIG … Use some good soil in your pots and the largest pots you can handle will work out better .. Some time release fertilizer will work good for a strict potted garden, something like osmocote available at ace works well, mix it in with your soil before putting it in the pot ….

Carol asks…

What is the best vegan book?

It would be nice if it included information, how to be healthy, food list, recipes, meal ideas, statistics, scientific research, history, etc.

answers:

Becoming Vegan. Like someone else said. It includes pretty much evertyhing you mentioned. Lost of graphs and statistics. Too much nitty gritty health info for me.

I also have “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, And wear cows” not with everything you are looking for, but interesting.

A vegan is someone who does not consume any animal products. This includes meat, dairy, eggs, honey, and animal byproducts (gelatin, whey, casein, rennet.) In addition with not consuming animal products, they do not buy any clothing articles that are made from animals, buy any animal tested products or products with animal ingredients, and they do not support places which make money off of animal exploitation, such as Rodeos, SeaWorld, Zoos, etc. This is a philosophy/lifestyle not a fad diet. In 1951, the British Vegan Society, the first vegan society, explained the definition of veganism as “ the doctrine that man should live without exploiting animals,”

If you want a REALLY amazing speech on veganism. You must watch “The best speech you will ever hear” on youtube. I’m serious, it’s fantastic.

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es6U00LMmC4

You can learn more about veganism at

http://www.veganoutreach.com (Awesome organization that focuses on leafleting)
http://www.compassionoverkilling.com (Has “We Love Subway” campaign.”)
http://www.farmsanctuary.org/ (Amazing sanctuary for animals)
http://www.vegansociety.com/ (World’s First Vegan Society)
http://freefromharm.org/ (Brilliant website with a lot of interesting articles and information)
http://www.farmusa.org/ (Many great campaigns. Founder is a survivor of the Nazi holocaust.)

To read about how to stay healthy as a vegan, check out these great websites. (You don’t need to memorize all the nitty gritty details, just have a basic idea of how to stay healthy.) :)

http://www.veganhealth.org/

http://www.chooseveg.com/vegan-food-pyramid.asp

Your own vegan kit —-> http://vegankit.com

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Your Questions About Organic Foods Online

Laura asks…

i cant find organic maple syrup?

i am doing the master clense diet but I cannot find organic syrup. I live in a small town with only a walmart and they only have regular grade a and molasses and lite syrup. What can I do ? will I still get the same results . please reply asap.

answers:

Find a health food store or order online from Trader Joe’s or Mother’s Market.

Sharon asks…

Where to buy 100% organic raw foods and vitamins?

Want to buy superfoods and raw foods/vitamins like Acai, Spirulina, goji etc. Changing our diet completely and taking out all sugar, processed food. I know farmers market has fruits and veggies, but didnt know if they sold this as well. Buying on the internet is sometimes iffy. I donot want to buy something stating it is organic and not be. I am trying my best to take out anything containing pesticides, corn etc to better mine and my childrens health. So I would like to know if anyone knows of legitimate sellers either stores or online that sell 100% organic products.
USA Eastern North Carolina

answers:

More important than “super foods” is just focusing on eating a diet of whole foods like you mentioned.

Stanford really set off a fury of reaction and discussion with this study they released last week.

Http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2012/september/organic.html

I always recommend washing all fruits and vegetables at room temperature in lukewarm water and just a bit of Dawn dish soap. Removes almost all residue of any kind.

As for acai, gojiberry, maqui berry, and other “miracle foods”, all compounds have been analyzed by every major drug company in the world looking for the magic bullet. Most of them experience popularity because they are “exotic”.

Lizzie asks…

my dog doesn’t like or eat dog food. what should i do?

my dog won’t eat dog food. we’ve tried different brands, but she won’t budge. i don’t know if mixing human food with her food is healthy. any advice/experience with this?

answers:

Put the food down and give her nothing else. She will eat it when she is hungry enough. You’ve taught her that if she waits long enough she gets other things, don’t let her control you. Just give her a high quality dog food.

Not all pet food is made equally. A lot of it is full of corn, by-products, dyes, unhealthy preservatives, filler grains and all sorts of nasty stuff. A lot of pet food companies are perfectly happy to the dump cheap leftovers and things that aren’t safe for human consumption (from human food processing plants) into their foods. Will it kill your dog? No, it has to be nutritionally complete and safe to even be marketed. Is it healthy? Not by a long shot.

Corn is a low quality ingredient you never want to see in your pet food. Corn and low quality grains are two of the biggest culprits when it comes to food allergies in our pets.

Thankfully, there are some excellent dog foods being made these days that include organic, human grade ingredients rather than trash not fit for human consumption.

Examples of low quality foods to avoid: Anything you can find in a grocery store will be low end, Purina, Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Royal Canin, Pedigree, Kibbles n’ Bits, Beneful, Ol’Roy.

Examples of high quality foods to look for: Innova, Wellness, Solid Gold, Canidae All Life Stages, Fromm Four Star, Merrick, GO Natural, Nature’s Variety Prairie, Nature’s Logic, Artemis Fresh Mix, Timberwolf Organics.

Although the high quality foods are more expensive, you’re getting what you’re paying for. Less filler material means more concentrated nutrients… This means you typically need to feed far less of the high quality food than you would of the low quality one. Which also means less poop!

Before following your vet’s food recommendation, keep in mind that vets get /very/ little nutritional training during their schooling. Besides that, what training they /do/ get is usually sponsored or taught by the crappy pet food companies! They also often get paid to sell some of their products at their clinics (Science Diet, Royal Canin etc.)

A great option is to go with an entirely grainless diet. Many of the high quality foods now put out grainless formulas. Some good grainless diets include: Innova EVO, Wellness CORE, Blue Wilderness, Nature’s Variety Instinct, Orijen, Horizon Legacy, Merrick Before Grain, Canidae Grain Free All Life Stages, Fromm Surf & Turf, Now! And Sold Gold Barking At The Moon, Taste of the Wild.

Some pretty decent foods can even be found in common pet stores. Petsmart carries Blue Buffalo products (such as the excellent grain free diet Blue Wilderness). Petco carries Wellness, Solid Gold, Natural Balance, Eagle Pack Holistic, Blue Buffalo, Castor & Pollux Organix, Pinnacle, and Halo. If you can’t find a food, most of the high quality food brands have websites with store locators on them.

Another option, if you can’t find anywhere around you that sells good foods, is to order your pet food online. Here’s an excellent place to do so: http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/

Remember that foods should be switched gradually (mixing new slowly in with the old over about a two week period), especially when switching to a higher quality one, so as not to upset tummies.

Another option for feeding dogs is to feed raw. This is something that should be thoroughly researched before being attempted:

http://www.barfworld.com/

http://www.rawfed.com/

http://www.rawlearning.com/

http://www.wysong.net/controversies/rawmeat.shtml

More on dog food:
http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=main (Learn how to determine the quality of your dog’s food.)
http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/ (Dog food reviews. Four stars is a decent food, five stars is a great food, and six stars is an excellent food.)

Mark asks…

what brand of food should i feed my 4 month american bulldog?

i want the best food?, i really want him to get as big as possible..

answers:

The food will not determine his size.

Not all pet food is made equally. A lot of it is full of corn, by-products, dyes, unhealthy preservatives, filler grains and all sorts of nasty stuff. A lot of pet food companies are perfectly happy to the dump cheap leftovers and things that aren’t safe for human consumption (from human food processing plants) into their foods. Will it kill your dog? No, it has to be nutritionally complete and safe to even be marketed. Is it healthy? Not by a long shot.

Corn is a low quality ingredient you never want to see in your pet food. Corn and low quality grains are two of the biggest culprits when it comes to food allergies in our pets.

Thankfully, there are some excellent dog foods being made these days that include organic, human grade ingredients rather than trash not fit for human consumption.

Examples of low quality foods to avoid: Anything you can find in a grocery store will be low end, Purina, Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Royal Canin, Pedigree, Kibbles n’ Bits, Beneful, Ol’Roy.

Examples of high quality foods to look for: Innova, Wellness, Solid Gold, Canidae All Life Stages, Fromm Four Star, Merrick, GO Natural, Nature’s Variety Prairie, Nature’s Logic, Artemis Fresh Mix, Timberwolf Organics.

Although the high quality foods are more expensive, you’re getting what you’re paying for. Less filler material means more concentrated nutrients… This means you typically need to feed far less of the high quality food than you would of the low quality one. Which also means less poop!

Before following your vet’s food recommendation, keep in mind that vets get /very/ little nutritional training during their schooling. Besides that, what training they /do/ get is usually sponsored or taught by the crappy pet food companies! They also often get paid to sell some of their products at their clinics (Science Diet, Royal Canin etc.)

A great option is to go with an entirely grainless diet. Many of the high quality foods now put out grainless formulas. Some good grainless diets include: Innova EVO, Wellness CORE, Blue Wilderness, Nature’s Variety Instinct, Orijen, Horizon Legacy, Merrick Before Grain, Canidae Grain Free All Life Stages, Fromm Surf & Turf, Now! And Sold Gold Barking At The Moon, Taste of the Wild.

Some pretty decent foods can even be found in common pet stores. Petsmart carries Blue Buffalo products (such as the excellent grain free diet Blue Wilderness). Petco carries Wellness, Solid Gold, Natural Balance, Eagle Pack Holistic, Blue Buffalo, Castor & Pollux Organix, Pinnacle, and Halo. If you can’t find a food, most of the high quality food brands have websites with store locators on them.

Another option, if you can’t find anywhere around you that sells good foods, is to order your pet food online. Here’s an excellent place to do so: http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/

Remember that foods should be switched gradually (mixing new slowly in with the old over about a two week period), especially when switching to a higher quality one, so as not to upset tummies.

Another option for feeding dogs is to feed raw. This is something that should be thoroughly researched before being attempted:

http://www.barfworld.com/

http://www.rawfed.com/

http://www.rawlearning.com/

http://www.wysong.net/controversies/rawmeat.shtml

Also remember that freefeeding (leaving food down) is the fast lane to canine obesity. Make sure to have scheduled feeding times based on the feeding instructions on your dog’s food.

More on dog food:
http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=main (Learn how to determine the quality of your dog’s food.)
http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/ (Dog food reviews. Four stars is a decent food, five stars is a great food, and six stars is an excellent food.)

Darksong~

Sandy asks…

Is Purina Friskies a healthy choice in cat food?

I want the best high quality food for my cats and was wondering is Purina Friskies good food??? If it isn’t can you give me foods that are good. I am not worried about the price I will pay $100.00 in food if that’s what it takes to keep my kittens healthy. Please help me as soon as possibe. I will really appericate it!!!

Please and Thankyou

answers:

Not at all. Friskies is a very low quality cat food.

Not all pet food is made equally. A lot of it is full of corn, by-products, dyes, unhealthy preservatives, filler grains and all sorts of nasty stuff. A lot of pet food companies are perfectly happy to the dump cheap leftovers and things that aren’t safe for human consumption (from human food processing plants) into their foods. Will it kill your cat? No, it has to be nutritionally complete and safe to even be marketed. Is it healthy? Not by a long shot.

Corn is a low quality ingredient you never want to see in your pet food. Corn and low quality grains are two of the biggest culprits when it comes to food allergies in our pets.

Thankfully, there are some excellent cat foods being made these days that include organic, human grade ingredients rather than trash not fit for human consumption.

Examples of low quality foods to avoid: Anything you can find in a grocery store will be low end, Purina, Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Royal Canin, Whiskas, Fancy Feast, Friskies, Meow Mix.

Examples of high quality foods to look for: Innova, Wellness, Solid Gold, Felidae, Fromm Four Star, Merrick, GO Natural, Nature’s Variety Prairie, Nature’s Logic, Artemis Fresh Mix.

Although the high quality foods are more expensive, you’re getting what you’re paying for. Less filler material and higher quality ingredients means more concentrated nutrients… This means you typically need to feed far less of the high quality food than you would of the low quality one. Which also means less poop!

Seriously on a budget? Two of the most affordable of the higher quality foods would be Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul and Felidae.

Before following your vet’s food recommendation, keep in mind that vets get /very/ little nutritional training during their schooling. Besides that, what training they /do/ get is usually sponsored or taught by… You guessed it, the crappy pet food companies! They also often get kickbacks from the companies for pushing their products at their clinics (Science Diet, Royal Canin etc.)

A great option is to go with an entirely grain-free diet. Diets high in grain/carbohydrates have been attributed to problems with diabetes in cats. Cats are obligate carnivores, so why should there be grain in their diet? Many of the high quality foods now put out grain-free formulas. Some good grain-free diets include: Innova EVO, Wellness CORE, Blue Wilderness, Nature’s Variety Instinct, Orijen, Horizon Legacy, Fromm Surf & Turf, Now!, GO Natural Grain Free, Sold Gold Indigo Moon, Ziwipeak, and Taste of the Wild.

Some pretty decent foods can even be found in common pet stores. Petsmart carries Blue Buffalo products (such as the excellent grain-free diet, Blue Wilderness). Petco carries Wellness, Solid Gold, Natural Balance, Eagle Pack Holistic Select, Blue Buffalo, Castor & Pollux Organix, Pinnacle, and Halo.

If you can’t find a food, most of the high quality cat food brands have websites with store locators on them that will help you find the store closest to you which supplies their products. Simply type the cat food brand’s name into Google, go to their website, and type your zip code into their store locator.

Another option, if you can’t find anywhere around you that sells good foods, is to order your pet food online. Here’s an excellent place to do so: http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/

Remember that foods should be switched gradually (mixing the new slowly in with the old over the period of about week or so), especially when switching to a higher quality one, so as not to upset tummies. For example:
Days 1 & 2: 75% old food, 25% new food
Days 3 & 4: 50% old food, 50% new food
Days 5 & 6: 25% old food, 75% new food
Day 7: 0% old food, 100% new food

Another option for feeding cats is to feed raw. This is something that should be thoroughly researched before being attempted:
http://www.rawfedcats.org/ (Raw Fed Cats)
http://community.livejournal.com/rawdogs/profile/ (Raw Dogs Livejournal Community [not just for dogs despite the name!], excellent raw feeding information on the profile page and overall helpful community for raw feeding questions.)
http://www.rawfed.com/myths/index.html (Myths About Raw Feeding)

Now the question is, do you feed wet or dry? Wet is the correct answer. The reason is, in the wild, cats normally get most of their water content directly from their prey items and drink very little. Domestic cats are no different, and because of the fact that they are designed to take in water with their meal, they have a very low thirst drive. Cats often just don’t drink enough. This leads to urinary tract infections and crystals. The bit about dry food being better for teeth is a myth and has not been proven in the least (cats barely even chew their dry food and, really, does a pretzel clean /your/ teeth? Cats should have their teeth brushed with cat toothbrushes and cat toothpaste at least a few times a week as well as see the vet for dental cleanings when necessary /regardless/ of what they are being fed). Canned/wet food is better because it more closely mimics the cat’s natural diet. More on why canned food is best:
http://www.catinfo.org/ (Why wet/canned food is best. Excellent cat nutrition information by a vet)
http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?action=library&act=show&item=whycatsneedcannedfood (Why Cats Need Canned Food)
http://www.blakkatz.com/dryfood.html (The Truth About Dry Cat Food)
http://cats.about.com/cs/catfood/a/canned_food.htm (Canned Cat Food: Can Your Cat Afford to Live Without it?)
http://maxshouse.com/feline_nutrition.htm (Max’s House: Feline Nutrition)

Another option to get cats to drink more would be a cat fountain. Cats tend to like to drink from running water and cat fountains see to that need, encouraging cats to take in more water.

Also remember that freefeeding (leaving food down) is the fast lane to feline obesity. Make sure to have scheduled feeding times loosely based on the feeding guidelines on your cat’s food. Adult cats are typically fed two meals a day while kittens are typically fed three or four.

More on cat food:
http://www.petfoodratings.net/cattable.html (Cat food reviews. Four stars is a good food, five stars is a great/excellent food [click the name of the cat food brand for a more indepth analysis of it])

Darksong~

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Your Questions About Natural Foods Online

Laura asks…

My dog doesn’t want to eat his Beneiful dog food. What do i do?

He only likes to eat human food.

answers:

Smart dog. One he’s got you trained. Two Beneful is a crappy food. Full of dyes, crappy ingredients and cancer causing preservatives.

Nothing you find at a grocery store is going to be a good food. High quality foods can be found at large pet store chains, or online. A couple of foods I like are Nutro Natural, Innova, and Cannidae.

There are other high quality dog foods. Here’s how to spot them:

A high quality food will have little or no fillers such as corn, wheat or soy. These aren’t very digestable for dogs, and are common food related allergens. Since you were seeing corn meal in the first few ingredients, those are not high quality foods. Foods list ingredients by content, with the ingredient it contains most of at the top.

A high quality food will not contain BHT, BHA or Ethoxyquin, these are all chemical preservatives that have been linked to cancer.

A high quality food will not contain by-products of any kind. Meat meals are ok as long as the source of the meat is listed, such as Chicken Meal.

A high quality diet should have meat as at least the first ingredient., and be made from human grade ingredients. Foods that don’t use human grade ingredients often get their ingredients from less than desirable sources, such as meat from animals that were diseased, or euthanized.

There is another diet option other than dog food. Some people choose to feed a raw diet. This involves feeding the dog raw meaty bones and organ meat. However it is not as simple as throwing a couple chicken bones in a bowl everyday. If you wish to feed this type of diet, do lots and lots of research first. Switching to this diet without knowing what your doing can lead to nutritional problems for your dog. I’ll give you some links as a starting point in research if you are interested in this type of diet.

Http://www.willowglen.com/barf.htm………

Http://www.bestfrisbeedogs.com/diets.htm…

Http://www.rawlearning.com/rawfaq.html…..

Http://www.rawfed.com/myths/index.html…..

Http://www.rawdogranch.com

http://community.livejournal.com/rawdogs

Lisa asks…

Natural Defence Dog Food?

I fed my almost 3 year old Shih Tzu the “Beneful” dog food and I knew it was bad and tried many others but she refused to eat them. I know of some dog foods she will eat but they don’t sell them near where I live. Currently I started feeding Natural Defense Dog Food. Is it okay to feed for about one year untill they open the Petsmart they are building near my house, that carries the Blue Buffalo I will ventually switch her too. But can I feed her Natural D3efence for about a year

answers:

Usually I go to dogfoodadvisor.com
Found another site today though http://www.dogfoodscoop.com/dog-food-ratings-1.html

Your brand rates 1 scoop,. The second lowest rating.

Not sure about where you’re at, but some of the pet food outlets that sell the premium brands online will ship – and some even throw in free shipping. Maybe do a search for prices of some of the better ones you can get delivered while you’re awaiting the Petsmart.

I feel your pain, our local Petsmart closed recently :(

Robert asks…

Corn/gluten free cat food?

Can anyone recommend a dry cat food that’s free of corn gluten meal? Preferrably one that’s sold at Petco or Petsmart so I don’t have to order online. Thanks.
My cats barf when they eat any food with corn in it. Also, I tried to switch them to an organic, no by-product, natural wet food and they still barf. Someone suggested I go corn-free and see what happens.

answers:

My cat is allergic to wheat gluten and i put her on natural choice brand food from Petsmart. I am not sure about corn gluten free foods. I suggest you go to the pet store and read labels. I also found a few wet foods that are wheat gluten free and even some treats, but it does take a lot of searching. Good luck!

This answer is for Kat….
I have no idea where you are getting your information…I think you are making most of it up. You said that wild cats do not drink water. That is completely false. All animals drink water. All animals are capable of feeling thirsty and knowing when they need to drink. So your “thirst mechanism” theory is completely bogus. Also, the amount of usable water obtained from fresh prey is not enough to sustain a cats life. In the wild, cats must drink water from a stream, lake, creek, etc to stay alive. House cats also drink water and drink just fine out of bowls.
Also, cats do have molars that are capable of grinding food. Maybe you should look up some information in real books. I suggest the Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians. It is a great book that has not only dental formulas for the cat and dog but also a lot of good information about animals in general.
Also, to let you know, dry food is proven to help reduce the buildup of tartar on teeth of both dogs and cats. It is not a substitute for regular teeth cleaning but it does help to break of small bits of tartar and helps to prevent tartar build up.
Wet food also contains many more preservatives than dry food and can lead to health problems in older cats.
Please research things before you put them online. You are giveing out a lot of false information.

David asks…

Large Breed Puppy Food – Cheapest Online Seller?

I have a 5 month old great dane puppy and my vet has told us that we need to feed her Large Breed Puppy food to prevent her bones from growing too fast and causing problems later on in her life. I live in a really rural town, and there are only 2 kinds for sale here. The cheapest one is a 35lb bag for $41 and I’m trying to figure out if there’s any Large Breed Puppy food for sale (any brand) online for cheaper. If I have to buy multiple bags at once to get free shipping, I’m willing to do that if the food is $10 or so cheaper.

I’m having internet problems so my attempts to shop around online are going REALLY slow, so I thought I’d see if anyone already knows of a website that sells some for cheaper.

answers:

The problem is that on the Internet, shipping is usually so spendy that it minimzes any savings.

I’m shocked that your breeder or rescue group didn’t go over proper foods with you. You don’t need a large breed puppy food; anything that’s high quality and low protein/low calcium is fine. Natural Balance has an excellent quality all stages food. So does California Natural. So does Pure Vita. All are low protein and excellent for a growing Giant breed puppy. Usually the “large breed puppy” label is a reason to charge more and isn’t a guarantee that the food is appropriate.

35lbs for $41 isn’t too expensive for a high quality food. California Natural Lamb is $50 for 35lbs. Natural Balance is $49. Innova is $60.

To answer your question, wag.com has decent prices and I believe they offer free shipping on orders over $50 and $15/15% off your first order.

You want to stay under 25% or 26% in protein and personally, I prefer a human grade food (no byproducts) with no common allergens like Corn, wheat (including gluten), and I actually avoid Chicken (both my dogs have a problem with chicken based foods).

Quality foods:
Natural Balance
Nature’s Variety
Innova
Evo
Canidae
Wellness
Merrick
Pinnacle
Timberwolf
Blue Buffalo
California Natural
Pet Promise
Honest Kitchen
Pure Vita

Low Quality (generally):
Iams
Eukanuba
Science Diet
Pedigree
ProPlan
Purina
Ol Roy
Alpo

Now, all this being said, some dogs thrive on lower quality foods, so it’s mostly about what works and what’s appropriate for the dog protein and calorie-wise.

If the breeder didn’t go over this with you, I do have concern about the quality of the breeder used here. In which case, it will be VERY important that you are vigilant about trying to minimize inherited diseases like Canine Hip Dysplasia, Canine Elbow Dysplasia, heart problems, skin problems, and eye problems. ALL are inherited, but feeding a top quality diet and providing plenty of healthy exercise can help to minimize the risks.

And of course, I’m sure you are aware of bloat. Small meals spread throughout the day is one of the best ways to minimize the risk. It’s an understudied cause of death (second to cancer), but the one major study out there recommends avoiding elevated feeders, don’t water the food, and avoid corn in ANY part of the dog’s life. Research is torn on exercising before or after meals. Http://www.goldenrescuestlouis.org/Bloat.asp

GL with the pup! : )

Carol asks…

beneful dog food is it any good i have a great dane that is three years old the people i got her from feed her

crap from a feed store so i want to chang her food but dont want to bust the bank to do so what food can you recommend if beneful is no good.

answers:

A food that doesn’t have corn as one of the first ingredients..
I feed my dogs California Natural which costs about $15 for a 20 lb bag..
Pretty much any food you find in a Walmart or a grocery store has corn as one of the first ingredients.., Even Iams is an utter waste of money..
Great Danes are very sensitive dogs.. Back when I owned mine I was an idiot and bought Iams.. He only lived to the age of 7 and it was always one emergency after another.. After reading the Iams ingredients with a better understanding of ingredients, I know why he was so darn unhealthy..
It’s funny cause around here, the feed stores have the best dog food..
Here are ingredients you really don’t want to see in dog food..

Http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=badingredients

Now, here’s Beneful’s ingredients..
Ingredients:
Ground yellow corn, chicken-by-product meal, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, beef tallow preserved with mixed-tocopherols (source of Vitamin E), rice flour, beef, soy flour, Minerals (tricalcium phosphate, salt, potassium chloride, dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), sugar, sorbitol, water, animal digest, phosphoric acid, sorbic acid (a preservative), L-Lysine monohydrochloride, dried peas, dried carrots, calcium propionate (a preservative), choline chloride, Vitamins [Vitamin E, Vitamin A, niacin, Vitamin B-12, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, biotin, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Vitamin D-3], added color (Yellow 5, Red 40, Yellow 6, Blue 2), DL-Methionine, glyceryl monostearate, garlic oil.

The first ingredient is corn which is a cheap bulk filler that your dog can’t even use for nutrition.. The second ingredient is Chicken Byproduct meal which is “AAFCO: Consists of the dry, ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered chicken, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs, and intestines — exclusive of feathers except in such amounts as might occur unavoidably in good processing practices.”
Wow, I was going to keep picking it apart, but, there isn’t a single meaningful decent ingredient there.. It’s all corn, dried chicken feet and miscellaneous crap.. That’s why there’s all those vitamins listed, because there’s no nutrition at ALL in the ingredients themselves.. Wow, that is the worst dog food label I have looked at in a long time…
AND, it’s pricey for the crap.. $17 for a 17 lb bag where I’m looking at it online.. Blegh..

Now, here’s California Natural.. It costs about the same at $22 for a 20 lb bag.. Here’s the ingredients list
Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground White Rice, Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavors, Taurine, Flaxseed, Vitamins/Minerals

Chicken meal is very different from chicken byproduct meal..
Chicken meal is just the meat, not byproducts, just dehydrated meat..
Here’s their product locater page..

Http://www.californianaturalpet.com/where-to-buy/

You are more likely to find their food in a grooming shop or small pet store..
Mostly, just learn how to read a dog food label.. That site I first gave you has a lot more to it.. You may have a good local brand or something else available in your area that would be decent.. Learn to read dog food labels and figure out what makes up a decent dog food..

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Your Questions About Healthy Snacks

Robert asks…

whats a good/healthy snack?

Im looking for a snack that is healthy and good. Any ideas?

answers:

Healthy snacks for me are veggies and a dip. Here is one of my favorites:

2 packages cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup mayo
1 tablespoon coarse-grained Dijon mustard
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes or dried basil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Veggies
Recommendeded: Carrots, bell pepper, zucchini, cucumbers, or summer squash slices.

1. Beat cream cheese 1 minute in medium bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Beat in mayo and mustard until well blended. Stir in onion, parsley or basil, black pepper and garlic powder.
2. Serve with veggies.

Either that, chilled assorted fruits, or a fruit smoothie. For the chilled fruits I reccomend berries with a little bit of water, Chill them for about 10-15 minutes with a pinch of sugar. For the fruit smoothie, add some rose water to it. It gives it a nice taste and smell. Hope this helped! :)

Ruth asks…

Recipe for healthy snack?

Can someone please give me the recipe for a healthy snack. I honestly dont give a crap what the snack is because its for a homework and i am BSing around. It could just be the URL to a website dont care. thanks ahead of time

answers:

Healthy Snacks : Pickled Celery Sticks

Celery – 1 bunch
Lemon – 1/2 sliced
Garlic – 3 cloves
Hot pepper flakes – 1/2 teaspoon
Black peppercorns – 10 to 12
Sugar – 2 teaspoon
Bay leafs – 2
Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
Water – 6 cups
White vinegar – 1 1/2 cups (with 3/4 cup of water)
Salt – add if needed
1 or 2 large jars

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Cut celery into 2 or 3 inch sections that’s about 1/2 inch wide.
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Boil the water in a pot. Add in bay leaves, lemon slices, and 1 teaspoon salt.
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Add in the celery and boil it for no more than 2 minutes. Then take out the celery and let it cool.
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Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1tbsp sugar, garlic, hot pepper flakes, mustard seeds, and black peppercorns into the jar.
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Add the celery into the jar, and add in the vinegar and water. Seal the jar, and shake well. Refrigerate for several days before snacking on them.

Betty asks…

Healthy snack ideas for kids…?

I have a 3th grader (8 year old), kindergartner (5 year old), and an 18 month old. Any healthy snack ideas for kids?

God bless and thanks! <3

answers:

Serving healthy snacks to our children is important to providing good nutrition for growth and
development, supporting lifelong healthy eating habits, and preventing costly and potentiallydisabling
diseases, like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity.
Snacks are a bigger part of kids’ diets than in the past. Snacks can make positive or negative
contributions to kids’ diets – depending on the choices we offer. Below are ideas of healthy
drinks and snacks for teachers, caregivers, children’s programs, and parents to serve to children
in the classroom, in after-school programs, at soccer games, home, and elsewhere.
· Fruits and Vegetables – Almost all of the snacks served to children should be fruits or
vegetables. Do taste tests or let kids choose (or vote for) new fruits and vegetables to try.
Fruit can be served whole, sliced, cut in half, cubed, or in wedges. Canned, frozen, and
dried fruits are easy and usually need little preparation. Healthy options include: fresh fruits
and vegetables; frozen fruit; applesauce; fruit cups or canned fruit (in juice or light syrup);
dried fruit and fruit leathers (without added sugars); fruit salad; fruit juice popsicles; and
homemade smoothies. Vegetables can be served with dips like hummus, bean dip, or salad
dressing; in salads; or veggie pockets in whole wheat pita.
· Healthy Grains (whole grains that are low in fats and sugars) – Serve mostly whole grains,
which provide more fiber, vitamins, and minerals than refined grains. (Whole wheat [or
other whole grain] should be the first ingredient listed.) Healthy whole grain options can
include: English muffins, pita, or tortillas; breakfast cereal; crackers; rice cakes; popcorn;
tortilla chips; granola; cereal bars; breadsticks; or flatbreads. Refined grains, such as
pretzels and goldfish, should not be everyday offerings. Be sure to read nutrition labels to
pick options that are low in sugars, saturated fat, and trans fat.
· Low-Fat Dairy Foods – To protect children’s bones and hearts, make sure all dairy foods are
low-fat or fat-free, such as yogurt and low-fat pudding. Since cheese is the #2 source of
heart-damaging saturated fat in children’s diets, choose lower-fat cheeses, serve small
portions, and serve cheese with other foods like fruit, vegetables, or whole grain crackers.
· Nuts and Trail Mix – Since nuts are high in calories, it is best to serve small portions (a small
handful) and serve them along with another snack, such as fruit.
Healthy Beverages
· Water should be the main drink served to kids at snack times. Water satisfies thirst
without adding calories or sugars (and it is low-cost!).
· Seltzer or Sparkling Water – Look for calorie-free varieties; flavored or unflavored.
· Low-Fat and Fat-Free Milk – Milk is a terrific source of calcium and vitamin D, but it is also
the #1 source of heart-damaging saturated fat in children’s diets. Choose fat-free (skim) or
low-fat (1%) instead of whole or 2% (reduced-fat) milk. Soy and rice “milks” (fortified with
calcium and vitamin D) also are healthy options.
· Fruit Juice – Choose only 100% fruit juice, but limit juice to no more than 6 ounces (a little
less than a cup) for 1-6 year olds and no more than 12 ounces (1½ cups) for 7-18 year olds.
Avoid juice drinks, which, nutritionally, are no better than soda pop. The label should list
100% juice and avoid drinks with sugar or high fructose corn syrup in the ingredient list.

Paul asks…

Healthy snacks ideas?

I have been really hungry lately, but I don;t want to eat as I am trying to lose weight. Any healthy snack options that I can eat and not feel guilty about that will also fill me up?

answers:

Healthy snack ideas :)
If possible, try to go for natural organic foods.

~ Veggies & hummus – such as raw carrot sticks, cucumber, cherry tomatoes sliced, lightly steamed broccoli, slices of bell pepper, celery sticks, steamed kale, etc. If you want you could dip whole wheat pita in hummus.

~ Veggies

~ Fruit

~ Greek yogurt, regular yogurt or goat’s milk yogurt

~ Greek yogurt with berries

~ Fruit salad

~ Apple slices with nut butter (such as organic peanut butter or almond butter)

~ Baked apple or pear with cinnamon

~ Nuts, seeds or trail mix

~ Homemade trail mix (made with things like raw nuts – almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews, etc., seeds, gogi berries, dried fruit such as dates, dried cranberries, dried blueberries, dried apricots, dried cherries, dried apple, raisins, coconut, dark chocolate chips…)

~ Cottage cheese with fresh fruit (such as berries, peach slices or pineapple chunks)

~ Hard boiled egg + cottage cheese, greek yogurt or almonds

~ Rye crispbreads (topped with things like nut butter, organic jam, organic cream cheese or cheese, hummus, slices of tomato, avocado, salsa, etc.)

~ Whole grain crackers with hummus

~ Frozen grapes

~ All natural popcorn, natural sweet potato chips, etc.

~ Healthy cereal (Nature’s Path Organic, Barbara’s, Kashi) – high fiber

~ Healthy cereal with non-dairy milk or yogurt, you can also add in berries/fruit
* Non-dairy milk like almond, soy, rice or coconut milk

~ Plain greek yogurt or plain goat’s milk yogurt with fruit (or you could add in some raw nuts, chia seeds, seeds)

~ Kashi granola bar, Kind fruit & nut bar, Lara bar, Nature’s Path Organic snack bar

~ Buckwheat waffle or pancake with toppings like nut butter, natural organic jam, cinnamon or greek yogurt with berries

~ Toasted whole grain flax waffle with nut butter and jam or cinnamon with banana slices or with greek yogurt and berries

~ Homemade smoothie: using fruit/berries, non-dairy milk, yogurt, you can also add ground flax seed

~ Green smoothie

~ Dates with 1/4 cup raw almonds

~ Berries with raw nuts (such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc.)

I hope this helps :)

Linda asks…

What are some quick, healthy snacks for a fussy person?

If I went into detail about how I was fussy it’d take forever, but any experience with fussy eaters? Or just general healthy snack ideas?

answers:

Healthy Snacks:
#Handful nuts # Whole fruit
# Popcorn (Orville Redenbacher 100 Calorie Smart Pop 94% Fat Free Butter Mini Bags )
# Olives #Strawberry & Grape
# Hummus with carrots
# Yogurt (Yoplait Light Yogurt or Fage Total 0% Fat Yogurt) with nuts & berries

Snack: Ice Cream Edy’s/Dreyers

* Grape * Lemonade * Lime * Orange & Cream * Strawberry
* Strawberry-Banana Smoothie * Tangerine * Tropical Smoothie
* Variety Pack (Grape, Cherry, Tropical) * Variety Pack (Lime, Strawberry, Wildberry)
* Variety Pack No Sugar Added (Black Cherry, Strawberry-Kiwi, Mixed Berry)
* Variety Pack No Sugar Added (Strawberry, Tangerine, Raspberry)

Snack:Ice Cream Skinny Cow
Low Fat Ice Cream Sandwiches
* Vanilla * Chocolate * Mint * Strawberry Shortcake

Low Fat Ice Cream Cones:
* Vanilla with caramel * Chocolate with fudge * Mint drizzled in fudge

Low Fat Ice Cream Bars:
* Fudge bars * Mini fudge pops

Snack:Hershey’s® Extra Dark Chocolate, All Varieties
* Hershey’s® Cocoa * Hershey’s® Special Dark® Cocoa

Snack:Nonni’s Biscotti
* Originali * Cioccolati * Decadenc * Noci Cioccolati * Turtle Pecan
* Almond Toffee Biscotti * Caramel Latte * Cinamon Dolce * Limone * Mint Cioccolati

- Pepperidge Farm Montieri Raspberry Tart Cookies
(120 Calories, 3g Fat for 2 Cookies)
- Quaker Chewy Dark Chocolate Cherry 90 Calorie Granola Bars
(90 Calories, 2g Fat per Bar)
- Hostess 100 Calorie Packs Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
(100 Calories, 3g Fat for 3 Cakes)
-: Starbucks Skinny Mocha
(90 Calories, 0g Fat for 12 oz.)
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Snacksters
(100 Calories, 4g Fat per Pack)

-Wholly Guacamole 100 Calorie Snack Packs
(100 Calories, 8g Fat per Pouch)
- Miss Vickie’s Nine Grain Simply Salted Chips
(140 Calories, 7g Fat for 15 Chips)
- Dr. Praeger’s Sweet Potato Bites
(110 Calories, 3g Fat for 2 Pieces)
-Progresso 40% Less Sodium Italian-Style Wedding Soup
(90 Calories, 2g Fat per Cup)

-: Edy’s Fruit Bars
(45 Calories, 1g Fat per Bar)
- Yoplait Fiber One Nonfat Strawberry Yogurt
-Sara Lee Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
(120 Calories, 7g Fat for 6 Bites)
-: Kraft LiveActive Natural Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
(80 Calories, 5g Fat per Stick)

-Kellogg’s All-Bran Strawberry
-Drizzle Fiber Bar
(120 Calories, 3g Fat per Bar)
-: Quaker Caramel Drizzle Mini Delights
(90 Calories, 4g Fat per Bag)
- Pringles Baked Wheat Pizza Stix
(90 Calories, 4g Fat per bag)

- Kellogg’s Wild Animal Crunch Cereal
(100 Calories, 1g Fat for ½ Cup)
- Utz Original Multigrain Sunflower Chips
(140 Calories, 6g Fat for 1 oz.)
-Jell-O Singles Sugar Free Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
(80 Calories, 0g Fat per 4 oz.)
-Morningstar Farms Ginger Teriyaki Veggie Cakes
(110 Calories, 2g Fat per Patty)

TrueNorth 100% Natural Peanut Clusters
(170 Calories, 13g Fat for 6 Pieces)
- Kashi Roasted Garlic & Thyme TLC Party Crackers
(130 Calories, 5g Fat for 4 Crackers)

:Popcorn, Indiana Aged White Cheddar Kettlecorn
(160 Calories, 11g Fat for 2½ Cups)
- Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs Mister Salty Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels
(100 Calories, 4g Fat per Bag)
-LesserEvil Classic SeaSalt Krinkle Sticks
(110 Calories, 3g Fat for 1.2 oz.)

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Your Questions About Camomile Tea

Ken asks…

camomile tea during pregnancy safe?

I am 5 week’s 1 day and i was just wondering if camomile tea is safe to drink while pregnant

answers:

Yes, it’s safe, if you’re only drinking normal amounts of it. Chamomile tea is pretty mild and safe to drink as a beverage. And it’s even pretty good for you overall.

It does, however, have some medicinal effects, so if you are drinking a whole lot of it or brewing very strong chamomile tea, you want to be cautious of a few things. Chamomile can act as an anticoagulant, which can prevent blood clotting, so it’s best to avoid drinking large quantities of it towards the end of your pregnancy. But chamomile also seems to have a relaxing effect and has a bunch of other positive effects on the body:

http://ratetea.net/style/chamomile-tea/50/

It’s easy to get too worried and obsessive about exactly what you’re eating during pregnancy. The key is moderation. Stress is probably going to cause more damage to your body than small amounts of any herbal tea would.

So stop worrying and relax!

=)

Susan asks…

Where’s the best Camomile Tea in Singapore?

answers:

I believe you would have a better chance at an accurate answer by asking on the Yahoo Answers Singapore link.

Lizzie asks…

Camomile Tea do you know?

Ive decided to stop drinking tea and coffee, what goodness do this Camomile‘s tea have?

answers:

I love it. If you buy the dried flowers instead of the teabags, you get a much fuller flavour and I find it’s more effective when it comes to helping with sleep or relaxation. Just use a little sieve or filter as with tea leaves ect…

Mary asks…

A book with the poem Camomile Tea written by Katherine Mansfield?

Hey, can anyone give me a title and date of a book with this poem?
Thanks!!

answers:

You can find it in the book: “You Drive Me Crazy: Love Poems for Real Life”. Here’s the Amazon page:
http://www.amazon.com/You-Drive-Me-Crazy-Poems/dp/0446692727/ref=sr_1_10/002-6150795-6897617?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1174178944&sr=8-10

Donald asks…

do those conditioners that enhance color really work?does rinsing with camomile tea give highlightsto my hair?

my hair is dark brown,i don’t want to get salon highlights!

answers:

Putting lemon juice on your hair and sitting in the sun will also give highlights.

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Your Questions About Camomile Lotion

Susan asks…

heat rash!!?

i have awful heat rash all over my arms and chest which is really hot and itchy :( i have plastered myself in camomile lotion but is there anything else that could get it to go away?!

answers:

I know it sounds weird, but putting ice on it really helps me. I get it behind my ears, which is really weird i know

John asks…

Constant Itchy Scalp!?

Hi i am 19 male, and for the last few months I am contantly experience an itchy scalp all over my head, it is the same itchy feeling from insect bites and I would have it throughout the day in different areas, and my scalp tends to get more really oily, some areas of my head are worse than others and now appear to have caused my hair to have got thinner.

I have tried many different shampoos such as Nizoral, T-Gel, one’s for skin problems, even tried putting camomile lotion and went as far as putting disinfection lotion on it but none have help, if anyone has experienced this and has a cure or has anything suggestion I would be very grateful, it’s driving me crazy at the minute! Thank Ryan

answers:

Maybe your hair is getting thinner because of all the different shampoos & stuff like that.
Or
You could have lice.
O_o

Michael asks…

baby with a body rash?

My 16 month old has had this slowly progressing rash over most of his body. I took him in to see a doctor who told me that it was “viral” and to let it run it’s course. It has been 7 days now with symptoms NOT improving infact getting worst and itchy for him. I went to the pharmacy and got him some camomile lotion. I can’t figure out for the life of me what the rash is from. I haven’t changed anything in his diet, nothing has been changed with the household products I use. MAYBE he’s allergic to something – but WHAT!
When is it time to bring him back to the doctor?
How long do these unknown rashes usually last?
thanks for your help!
he doesn’t have a fever or changed his behavior to show signs of sickness, just has this rashey little red body!

answers:

Has he been outside lately or over to someone elses house where he could of got an allergic reaction to something? My son did the same thing around 2 years old and the Dr said if it didn’t get better in 7 days to bring him back in and so when I took him back in they gave him benadryl and that helped. Many rashes are hard to find the cause of so if there isn’t a fever or change of behavior then most likely it is an allergy to something.

Sandy asks…

Almost 38 weeks gone with a severe rash what can i take?

I am currently 37weeks and 4 days pregnant for the last week my skin has been really itching but getting progressively worse. I have been trying to use camomile lotion to soothe it but it is so sore now i can hardly sleep. I went to the doctor this morning and she said there is no evidence the pills she gave me can harm the baby and I should be ok this late in my pregnancy. The instructions with the medicine say not to take them when pregnant. They contain Chlorphenamine has anyone else used this when pregnant? They are the same as piriton for allergies. I just dont want to take it if it can harm the baby in anyway. Can anyone help?

answers:

I found this on a web site
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
The safety of this medicine during pregnancy has not been established. It should be avoided during pregnancy, unless the potential benefits to the mother outweigh any possible risk to the developing baby. This is particularly important during the first and third trimesters. As with all medicines, seek medical advice from your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant.

Basically your Dr has looked at the benefits to you and the risks to your baby, and has said for you to take it.

I took occasional antihistamines when pregnant, on the advise of my GP. Once I took them without asking and when I told him he said I had done the right thing. I have a healthy, happy 17week old boy.

At the end of the day it is up to you. The problem is that (in my opinion) pregnant women do not like to take drugs when pregnant and there is therefore no strong scientific evidence to say they are safe.

Maria asks…

I had chicken pox when I was a baby can I get them again?

My sister (14years old) caught the chicken pox from me when I was about 6, so that makes her just less than one years old back then. Today she has woken up with Red itchy spots all over her legs bum tummy and her back, she says her arms are also getting itchy, she has none on her face..yet. My mum says it’s not shingles and they’re everywhere, but I’ve been told you cannot get the chickenpox twice. We’ll get some camomile lotion, but what else could it be and what does anybody suggest?

answers:

Without seeing the lesions one cannot be sure. One option would be an allergy rash however. Seek local medical advice.

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Your Questions About Camomile Lotion

Chris asks…

Dry, itchy nipples during pregnancy?

I’m 22 weeks pregnant and whilst my nipples have been pretty sore throughout my pregnancy, over the past couple of weeks they have been soooo itchy and had dry patches.
I’ve used camomile lotion, vaseline, bio oil and cocoa butter, nothing seems to work.

Is this normal?
What can I do to calm the itching?

answers:

Try lanolin or aquaphor (made by eucerin). Also, do NOT wash them in the shower. Soap will dry them out as well.

Lizzie asks…

MASSIVE COLD SORE PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP ME!!!?

I literally have the world’s biggest cold sore on my lip, i cant move my lip because it’s to painful and orcward.
I’ve tried toothpaste and salt, garlic and camomile lotion but nothing seems to work.
I need it gone ASAP.
Anyone now how to get rid of it FAST.
Thanx
xxxxxxx

answers:

I stumbled on this remedy several years ago.
I take chewable vitamin c tablets daily and one day i could feel a cold sore looming so i moistened the vitamin c tablet by licking it and rubbing it on to the cold sore. I kept doing it throughout the day and evening and the cold sore didn’t surface. I also took 3 or 4 vitamin c pills with every meal. I’ve told loads of people of this remedy and all have had success even when it’s been a whopper and past the first stage. Try it i think you’ll be surprised at the result. After all it’s a virus just like a cold or flu. I rarely get colds or flus or cold sores these days because of my vitamin c intake.

James asks…

Eczema Help? Treatments/Lotions Anything!?

I’m 20 and have suffered with eczema since I was about 7 (maybe earlier?) Tried using oilatum and e45 cream but wasn’t really that helpful. Went to the doctors and got given paste bandages and antibiotics and sedatives (because itching at night keeps me awake) and the bandages did work but when I took them off I’d just itch it again. I suffer with it on my arms and legs mostly, my neck and shoulders and sides of my back have it too. My dad and grandma suffered with eczema and they said camomile lotion is good but my arms and legs are full of scabs and when I go to bed I itch all the scabs off and end up with weeping skin. Any help please? (I am in the uk as well so no american websites and stuff please :))

answers:

Aveeno Triple oat complex lotion, or anything Aveeno

Lisa asks…

chicken pocks?

i just got chicken pocks yesterday overnight , i woke up and i was covered with them. so anyway they’re reaaally itching! i’ve tried camomile lotion but it doesnt seem to work anyone got any ideas to stop the itching?
thank you people =)

answers:

Do not scratch. If in the place you live, you can find Margosa tree (Margosa Indica) , you can grind the leaves of the tree and apply which will give you relief.

Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neem

Donna asks…

chicken pox need advice please help ?

hiya im 24 i have chicken pox all over me, even in my mouth and throat, and there doing my head in, what can i use to make them go away quicker, i have been putting camomile lotion on them already but that just stops the itching… is there anyting that will make them dry up

answers:

Oh you poor thing! You have my deepest sympathy – I had chicken pox at the grand old age of 36 and I swear I have never been so poorly – there wasn’t a square millimeter of my body without a spot. Unfortunately there’s very little you can do to speed recovery. Just keep taking pain killers (I couldn’t belive how much pain was involved!) and try to sleep as much as possible. A good tip for clearing your skin after the infection has stopped is Vitamin E capsules. You can get them from the pharmacy and pop the capsule with a pin to get the oil out. Then put it direct on your skin. I did this for a few weeks to help with scarring and I haven’t got a mark left on me. Take care x

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Your Questions About Camomile Tea

John asks…

should i have green, lemon or camomile tea?

answers:

Chamomile tea all the way!!

Donald asks…

Are there any benefits in drinking Camomile Tea?

answers:

Chamomile tea is a relaxant it helps you sleep and eases nervous tension it is very calming and good for children too. It is also a good antiseptic for the eyes used it on my children and grandchildren when they had eye infections

Daniel asks…

bleaching body hair with camomile tea and honey?

how does this work, do i mix them and go in the sun? or it lightens by itself?

answers:

I doubt that those two things would bleach your hair at all…who told you this would work?

William asks…

Camomile Tea? Cure Colds or Allergies?

I’ve been having awful allergies lately- stuffed up nose, headaches, sore throat and plugged ears. I’ve heard that camomile tea will help with that. Is that true? Thanks!

answers:

Yes:) it works by clearing your stuffy nose aand steaming it out. It also works for colds too:)
ps- can you please answer my question? Thanks:) http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AvESoWYtF9UFtczw6iMudYHty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20110421171110AAx1pZy

Laura asks…

Camomile Tea: drink lots to help sleep?

hi

I thought you only had to drink 1 cup of camomile tea to help get to sleep, but a friend has said no you have to drink many many cups ALL day long to finally get sleepy at night (im trying to change my bad sleep habit)

whats right?

answers:

I’m not struck by the flavours of all these floral and herbal teas. Despite being told they might be good for you. YUk.

I’d be more inclined to change some aspect of my bedroom. Have dimmer lights that have a matt glow than go off on a timer.

A warm bed is also a good way to encourage sleep as nobody can sleep in a cold one.

Do a few breathing exercises to chill and clear your mind of thoughts is also another good idea.

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Your Questions About Camomile

Chris asks…

I had 3 cups of Camomile tea last night,and it knocked me out.Is there any danger if I do this every night?

Camomile tea can’t harm you,can it?I want to drink it every night,because it obviously works,(I had a good nights’ sleep)but I’m worried in case it “does” anything to me,as I’m not used to drinking these type of things!

answers:

None whatsoever. Enjoy :)

Paul asks…

By putting camomile tea on your hair, does it really make it blonder?

My wife’s hair is naturally light blonde but some of her roots turns to a darker blonde so by putting camomile tea on her hair, will it really make her hair lighter or what?

answers:

It enhances the blond color

Sharon asks…

Does anyone know a good recipe for camomile/chamomile cake, bread or loaf using camomile tea bags?

answers:

Here it is..

Strawberry Chamomile Cake

Prep Time: Prep Time: Approx. 4.5 hours
Cook Time: Approx. 30 minutes
Serving Size: Depends on how big you slice it. :)

Ingredients
½ cup pureed strawberries (fresh or defrosted frozen)
¾ cup double strength chamomile tea (need 2 tsp. Chamomile tea per cup of water)
1 angel food cake mix

Directions
Pureed Strawberries:
In a food processor, puree enough strawberries to form ½ cup.

Brewing Tea:
Boil water. Brew 2 tsp. Chamomile tea in 1 cup of water for 7 minutes. Strain and reserve ¾ cup of tea for recipe. (Use remaining tea for Chamomile Icing listed below, if desired.)

1. Mix ¾ cup chamomile tea and ½ cup pureed strawberries in small bowl and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until chilled

2. Use chilled chamomile-strawberry tea in place of liquids called for in the mix and prepare cake mix according to instructions.

Serving Suggestions:
Top with sifted powdered sugar or sliced fresh strawberries and whipped cream.
Or
Top with a Chamomile Glaze.
Serve with chamomile tea.

Chamomile Glaze:
2 cups of sifted powdered sugar (sift before measuring)
1½ tablespoons softened butter
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
3-4 tablespoons double-strength chamomile tea

1. Combine powdered sugar, softened butter, vanilla extract, salt, and 3 tablespoons of the tea in a small mixing bowl.

2. Stir until smooth and well blended.

3. Adjust, using remaining tea or more powdered sugar, for spreading consistency if necessary.

4. Spread icing or drizzle on cooled angel food cake.

Donna asks…

If you cut the flowers from a camomile plant, will the plant re-flower with new flowers?

camomile plant flowers

answers:

I always harvest the flowers from the chamomile that grows wild all over my front yard. And they always get more flowers. Until their growing season is over. I love chamomile. It smells so good and I dry it and make tea.

Ken asks…

Camomile tea bags on my eyes for a whole night?

My friend has recomended me to put camomolie tea bags on my eyes for a night because its really swolen and i need it to go down before tomorow. Is this a good idea?

answers:

Yeah. They’re super soothing. Try soaking them in a bowl of water and washing your face with it. Make the tea bags a little moist if you’re going to put them on your eyes (eyes closed, obviously). Hope that helps :)

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Your Questions About Camomile Flower

Ruth asks…

Were I to concoct the potion below, what do you think it it would be for?

Dried peppermint mixed with the crushed flowers of cowslip and camomile and anica in warm water. Add, an infusion, of powdered willow bark and thistle. Heat and pour through a sieve of pure linen and let cool while asking for a bit of help. Place in a cup and have it drunk quickly and completely.
Hint: The morning after sipping and typing long into the night on answers.

answers:

Let’s see… Elements of relaxation, pain relief, soothing of head, stomach, and liver… I’d guess stress and/or feeling crappy in general.

Mark asks…

Latin or English name for Kapuzenkugelkäfer please?

It likes to eat camomile flowers and appears to be some kind of spider beetle – ie a stored product pest..

answers:

Eh!? Asphintersayswhat?

Jenny asks…

Help turning hair blonde?

I get my hair professionally highlighted every 6 weeks. During that time my roots start to really darken and show. I don’t wanna go more often, because it cost quite a bit to get it done. I was wondering what I could do in the mean time to lighten my roots. Here’s what I looked up:

1. I saw you can mix half water half hydrogen peroxide in a bottle and spray it on your hair to lighten it. And that you have to condition it afterwards.

2. You can put lemon juice in your hair and sit out in the sun.

3. They make a hair mascara you can put on your roots.

4. You can use something called ‘Camomileflower method to lighten it.

5. You can ‘strip’ your hair? I don’t know what this is.

6. Some people use ‘temporary mousse dye’?

7. I’ve even heard of rare cases where people take medicine and it alters the melanin level produced in your hair.

I know this is a lot of different things, but has anyone used these methods? I would like the most effective way to keep my hair blonde and one that won’t ruin it. People say I should just accept my natural look, but I think hair color is fun. Any instructions on a natural method would be appreciated very much. Thanks!
P.S. It’s taken me 2 years to grow it long, so no I won’t cut it all off.

answers:

Lemon and sun. Lulz, my pregnant friend did that, since she couldn’t dye her hair XD

Sharon asks…

Schesir cat food, anyone know anything about it?

I live in Europe, so no quality American food here. The best we’ve got is Hill’s, and other options are Royal Canin, BritCare and Purina. Recently we’ve got Schesir, but I don’t know what to think about it. In the ingredients on the pouch it only says:

Chicken fillet (min 55%)
Vegetable Gelling Agent EC Approved
Vitamin E 3 mg/Kg.

Should I be glad it doesn’t have wheat and other junk in it, or be worried it doesn’t have more minerals and vitamins? Taurine? And the meat in there looks like real pieces of meat, not chunks of minced whatever-that-is like in Hill’s or Whiskas or the likes.

And what is Vegetable Gelling Agent anyway???

Just for comparison, a pouch of Hill’s has:
Chicken (minimum 35%): Chicken, wheat flour, pork, cellulose, calcium sulphate, DL-methionine, dried yeast, vegetable oil, syrup, taurine, vitamins and trace elements.

Schesir dry food has:
Dehydrated fish (ocean fish min 25%), potatoes proteic extract, rice, barley meal, animal fat, gluten, beet pulp, yeast, sunflower oil, pea meal, linseed, chicory extracts, F.O.S (fructo-oligosaccarides), sodium pyrophosphate, L-carnitin, aloe vera, psyllium seeds, rosemary extracts, marigold flowers extracts, camomile flowers extracts, green tea extracts (poliphenols), fennel seeds, yucca, Nettle, curcuma, potassium chloride, taurine, choline chloride, dl-methionine, condroitine.

Since it is the only one without corn in it, I think I’ll give it a try, but I would like to know if there’s anything in there that’s bad for the cat.

They also have some cans of meat with fruit, they say it’s for vitamins. Does that make sense, or is it just a new way of getting our money?
I live in Croatia. Schesir is produced in Italy and I guess if I’m to find any good food, it will be from there, it’s the closest. Yes, Schesir is from the pet store and it’s supposed to be premium food. I’ve checked some other brands there today, some of it Italian as well, but it’s mostly rubbish.

Also, I took this info for wet food from their site, now I see on the pouch that for “Tuna with Chicken Fillets Dinner” there’s only Vitamin E, but on “Chicken Fillets with Bass Dinner” there’s also Taurine, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3. Perhaps tuna already has enough A and D? On some of them also says that the Vegetable Gelling Agent is from tapioka, whatever that means.

Also, dry food has other tastes than fish, fish was just the one I picked as an example. I bought the pack and the cat loves it, she stopped eating Hills for some reason.

answers:

Which country do you live in? I live in Czech Republic and also had trouble finding good Quality food. Is Bozita available in your country? Pretty good wet food. Check online.

Hill’s is not good food, neither is royal canine or Purina. Not sure about brit care, but I doubt it would be better.

The Shesir pouch sounds more like a supplement food to me, no taurine is not good, no bone or organ is present. So I wouldn’t feed it as the main food.

Vegetables and fruits have no nutrients for cats, but at least they are not harmful like grain is.

The shesir dry has another problem: it’s made of fish only. Feeding too much fish can lead to thyamine deficiency. So this I wouldn’t recommend either.

Are these foods available at the supermarket, or in the pet store? If you haven’t been try going to the pet store to see if they have something better. Also check online, since the demand for healthy food is so low in our countries, some foods are only sold online.

Email me with the country you live in and any other brands you can find, and we will work on this together if you want :-) I got so frustrated with commercial food available here, that I started transitioning my cat to raw food. He loves it now after some initial refusal, and I feel it’s much healthier for him than anything I can buy here. But I will be happy to help you with the food brands available in your country.

Susan asks…

how can I extract natyral oils from flowers?

I need to know general steps to follow for extraction of natural oils from flowers such as camomile

answers:

Maceration Extraction: Flowers are soaked in hot oil, which acts as a solvent, to have their cell membranes ruptured when the hot oil then absorbs the essence. The oil is then cleared of the botanical material and decanted.

Http://www.libertynatural.com/info/define.html#sectM

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