8 Concealed Health facts you would love to know

When it comes to self-care, health is one thing that we all want to improve if not be at its best. That’s why most even get too used to resort to taking pills/ medication just to have their health improved. What if there’s other ways you can do or use to improve your health and boost your immune system?

Here are 8 informative and interesting concealed health facts you’d love to know:

  1. Eating grapefruit everyday lowers your blood pressure that you won’t need any meds at all.
  2. Herbs and Herbal teas can support immune and digestive functions. Different herbs help different organs do their jobs properly and keep the body healthy. Herbs and certain foods can also heal.
  3. Taking probiotics daily can boost immune function, help balance bowel, and keep colds and allergies at bay.
  4. Taking supplements/ Herbs/ Tinctures can boost your immune system and support your organs to make sure they function as natural as possible. You don’t need to wait to become ill before taking one.
  5. Take Magnesium to dehydrate bowel instead of stool softeners.
  6. Activated charcoal can help eliminate headaches, bloating/gas, skin issues, colds and even food poisoning. It bonds with waste/toxins and help have it removed from the body.
  7. Get rid or lower toxic chemicals such as fragrance & chemicals in your home that causes toxic buildup in your cells. This is what causes you to have constant headaches and allergies.
  8. Change your diet when you have heart burn and indigestion instead of taking Prilosec (this causes more heartburn, colon cancer & osteoporosis and leaves food fermenting in your body)

It is said that 90% causes of all illness is caused by wrong Diet & Lifestyle choices. If only we could make wise food choices every time we eat, we sure all could lessen our medication intake if not say goodbye to pills, completely.

Do you know your emotions also play a significant role in your health. Knowing how to navigate this emotions can help lead you not only to be physically healthy but mentally as well.

Not that I’m saying I’m anti-medication but if there’s any natural alternative that we know can help us heal, why not resort to that first? It’s always good to have those medicines at bay in case your health really needs it rather than have a drug tolerant body that can’t take the medication you need when you need it the most.

How we take care of our health always depends our choices in life. It’s not only the food that we eat but how we live our life and what kind of people we let ourselves be surrounded with. As long as we do wise decisions such as eating a healthy balanced diet, include on our daily schedule time for our body to do some physical activity as well as ample time to rest and find ways to live happy, then surely a healthy body would follow.

Advice for moms on how to control what triggers their anger

Have you given time to think why there you have good days while at times everything seems to go wrong?

You might not have given much though of what triggers you to have a bad mood. While this is completely normal and a big part of parenthood, acknowledging what stresses/triggers can help you immensely to angers us to at least lessen this kind of emotion. Surely it’s not only you who feels bad about being bad but the people around you (your kids and hubby) too.

Time to access…

Do you feel you’re always lack of time in accomplishing your tasks? 

-This can be resolved but better time management.

Do you feel you’re lacking sleep/rest? 

-First of all, who doesn’t! haha.. But then, again, with proper time management and more organisation around your home, you can actually have enough rest/sleep you need.

Does your anger get triggered with tantrums/screaming/crying?

-Welcome to parenthood! While babies can be excused as its totally difficult to communicate with them, children aged 2 and above who already starts to have the ability to thought how to communicate could be easier. Learn some tricks on how they could get from you what you want and you giving it without reaching the point of frustration on both sides. Develop some rules and soon you’ll have a peaceful loving home.

Do you feel you fail as a parent?

-Mom guilt is one common feeling mothers go through with their growing child. Not to worry though as this is a good thing. It means you acknowledge the feeling and not just keep within yourself. You’re just in need of a bit of mind tweaking (as I always say) or better known as change of mindset. Don’t you feel guilty because you know you’re doing your best already? So why feel guilty of something when you know you’ve given your best already? Relax mommy, you’re human.

Feeling everyone is judging you – Others expectations

-Being pulled on different directions and expected to be on top of their game in their career may it be as a homemaker, corporate job or profession. Isn’t it just too much to expect from a human? I know some can do this (those are the exceptional ones) but talking about the majority of human beings…hello!!! 

What triggers your anger the most as a parent? Have you tried to resolve it or you just brush it off and take it as part of parenthood?

I’d love to hear from you so share your comments below!

xoxo,

TheMommyWithAGoal

Practical reasons why children should help in the kitchen

As parents, we tend to be over protective over our little ones. In fact, in most household, children aren’t allowed to be in the kitchen. As much as we all know the risks of having a child in that room, the benefits our children could get from helping in the kitchen shouldn’t be disregarded.

Just like life, danger is can be found everywhere. It is only by being cautious and mindful that we can avoid accidents such as hurting our little ones with sharp objects or burning while in the kitchen.

Most parents would deny this but let’s get real here, most parents avoid letting their children help not because of the reasons mentioned above but a totally different one. Cleaning! We all know that the more hands working, the more things to clean afterwards. With kids helping, I bet you one spoon would turn to three! Let’s not forget how long it would take to do with kids as your sous chef instead of just being in the kitchen by yourself.

While others see the benefits from this, others may think otherwise. Sometimes being close-minded just makes you see the negative side of things. Having your kids around and help you in the kitchen doesn’t mean you want to hang your hat as the “cook” of the family. It’s more of teaching them life lessons and responsibility without you teaching them directly. Your kids would have enough learning experience in schools and you wouldn’t want another class at home. In short, you don’t want to be that boring!

Here are the reasons why children should help in the kitchen:

Create awareness at a young age

Do you know that you’re more prone to get into an accident using things you aren’t familiar? Using knives can really be dangerous for children but if they aren’t aware of the danger it could bring them, wouldn’t that be more dangerous? This reasoning goes the same with fire.

Let your children learn around the kitchen. I’m sure many of you have heard of the saying “Knowledge is power”. This quote actually applies in all aspects of life and any age one may be. With your children knowing which items are safe and dangerous for them to touch, can actually save them from unknown potential accidents in the future.

Another learning your children can get from hanging out with you more often in the kitchen is knowing more about the ingredients you use to make your meals at home. Aside from the usual counting and telling colors which are the usual activities with your 2-4 years old, you could add what vitamins do they get from eating such kind of food when they reach ages 5-7 years old.

This doesn’t only help add their appetite on eating such food knowing how much nutritious it is but also let their mindfully choose the they eat. This could have a long term effect on how they make their food choices as they grow up.

Sense of responsibility

Children learn more from doing the things taught to them rather than just telling them. Giving your children responsibilities to do around the house (depending on their age) is one way to do it. This certain skills that they get used to do are the ones that can be brought as they grow up.

Training your children to help around the house isn’t child labor or some sort if done correctly. There’s specific and proper tasks you can give a child at every age. This are life skills you are teaching them that they can adapt as they grow up.

I bet you don’t want to be one of those frustrated teenage parents who feel helpless work in the kitchen alone. What’s worst is having able teenagers just lounging around but don’t care about helping since they weren’t raised doing it. Whatever our children become would actually start from how we raise them. Teach them while they’re young is the key.

Sense of belonging

You might not notice but besides being naturally curious, children like imitating what adults do at home. Whether it be doing what you do or following you wherever you go. It’s actually beyond curiosity that makes them do what they do.

You might have guessed it by now and realise that they want to belong. Being young doesn’t mean they can’t do anything. They want to be part of whatever action is happening. There are tasks so simple that even at a tender age of 2 years old, you child can do. Letting them do join and do things that they see everyone is also doing helps build their self-esteem as well.

Helps build confidence

Letting your child help add ingredients on meals you cook helps build their confidence overtime. How many young adults nowadays are too scared even to fry an egg. Not because they don’t know what an egg looks like neither are they afraid of fire but because they’re afraid to mess up doing such a simple dish.

If your children gets exposed more often to making decisions, chances are they won’t be scared to make life decisions. You may think that there’s nothing your child can learn by giving them the responsibility of adding salt on your dinner dish but for them, it’s more than that. Acknowledge during dinner time that they are the reason why your food tastes delicious and for sure you’ll hear them boasting about their new found skill until the next day!


Takeaways:

  1. By letting your child be aware of things in the kitchen (which is safe and dangerous) can help protect them from potential accidents in the future. As they grow older, you can slowly teach them proper usage and handling of kitchenware.
  2. Raising a responsible child starts by giving them some responsibility to do at home. When children grow up doing certain things, you won’t have a hard time telling them to help around the house when they are old enough to do so. It’ll come out naturally as they’re used to doing it already.
  3. Children are part of your household and they want to feel they belong. Never belittle them because of their age. You’ll be surprised how much they are more than willing to help.
  4. Simple things can be big for your children. Their confidence can be boost in different ways and helping in the kitchen is one of them.
  5. Cooking is a chore like any other at home. You don’t need to do it alone. Delegate tasks not only to give yourself more time to do other things but to teach your children life skills as well.