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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 is GABA and why is it important? Identifies natural food sources for inducing GABA. Aids in reducing anxiety, maintaining muscle tone, improves sleep and mood. In addition...
A commentary and analysis of the diagnosis of autism. Defines autism, identifies the latest prevalence figures and describes the latest research and clinical trials.
What is selenium and what are the signs of a selenium deficiency? Also lists a variety of selenium rich foods. Selenium is an antioxidant, reduces inflammation and promotes thyroid health.
The health benefits of sleep can affect your memory, cardiovascular health, cognition and even longevity. Describes and lists a variety of benefits to getting a good night's rest.
A video and photo tutorial on how to cut and peel an avocado. Includes how to slice avocado and how to cut for guacamole. See how cutting avocado is easier than trying to peel an avocado.
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 memory, cognition, cardiovascular health and brain function. All factors that affect life expectancy and overall longevity.
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.
Seven Avocado Recipes. From salads, to salsa, guacamole and more. Enjoy avocado a variety of ways with these 7 taste tempting and healthy avocado recipes. Includes, guacamole a la mexicana!
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. Includes variations and serving suggestions.
Mexican food can be fun and healthy. Tostadas, or chalupas are delicious and an economical way to feed a family or your guests. Includes a traditional recipe for chalupas as well as variations and options. Chalupas can also be vegan or vegetarian. The topping options are endless.
Defines the role of antioxidants, includes a variety of anti-aging antioxidant rich foods and the anti-aging properties within them.
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 syndrome.
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.
Describes hypocalcemia, calcium deficiency, causes and effects of calcium. Identifies populations most affected, symptoms and related terminology. Includes the health benefits of calcium and a list of calcium rich foods. References included.
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.
Defines potassium and the health benefits of potassium. Describes potassium deficiency, symptoms and disorders. Provides a list of foods high in potassium and references.
Natural sleep aids. Defines melatonin, discusses supplements and provides research findings. Lists the common side effects of melatonin supplementation and includes a list of melatonin rich foods.
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 magnesium rich foods and various interesting facts.
Fideo con carne y papas is a great family dish that tastes great and can feed 4-6 family members for under $10. Fideo (vermicelli) is a common staple in most hispanic households, it is versatile and at .28 cents a box - very economical. Includes instructions and photo tutorial for preparing fideo recipe.
Fideo con pollo is also known as vermicelli with chicken. This dish is budget friendly and tasty. You can feed a family of 4 - 6 people for under $10.
Mexican food is delicious and economical. Pechuga Monterrey will delight your taste-buds with eye catching steamed veggies and melted colby-jack cheese. This recipe includes a picture tutorial and step by step instructions. Serves a family of four for under $10.
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.
Miniature fairy gardens or enchanted gardens are a fun and creative way to add whimsical container gardening to your home or patio. See a variety of pictures and ideas for creating your own magical fairy garden.
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.
Defines the difference between systolic and diastolic pressure. Includes the various ranges of normal blood pressure, prehypertension and additional levels of hypertension. Includes a photo and video tutorial on how to take your own blood pressure at home. Also, describes risk factors and provides references for improvement.
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 coffee. The majority of these comfort food items are what provokes the development of unsightly and dangerous belly fat.
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 qualities of a leader that will determine if those connections will be attained.
A protein foods list for vegetarians include dairy, legumes, nuts, seeds and other plant foods. Provides 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 teaching methods and strategies described in the article.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and provide amazing health benefits. Blueberries promote a healthy retina, strong cardiac muscles and maintain brain function. This hub 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. Includes a quick and easy video, a photo tutorial and several ideas and variations for ice cream pie.
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.
How to make a flax and fruit smoothie. A flax 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 video and photo tutorial.
Common Health Disorders in Women include Depression, Anxiety and Phobias, Post-tramatic Stress, Suicide, and Eating Disorders. Mental illnesses affect women and men differently.
Trans Fats: Hydrogenated oils occur when hydrogen is added to vegetable oil. The process is called hydrogenation and creates trans fat. These fats are thick and cause numerous health issues.
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 problems 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 is also known as, masala chai. Masala chai translates to mixed black tea. When we say chai in the United States we are usually referring to masala chai. Describes health benefits and how to make chai.
Potty training any child can be quite a challenge. Every child handles this event differently. 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. (Tiptoe walking)
Gifts and toys should be unique and match a child's interests. Children with autism vary in how profound their respective symptoms are. Every child is different, but many children with autism share the same characteristics.
Free iPhone apps for iPhone, iPod and iPad. Autism apps can help you and your child gain the focus and communication that will enhance their growth in a variety of social and academic areas. These outcomes are impressive and provide great hope for those affected by autism and special needs.
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.
Efficiency and goal setting, finding personal effectiveness. Achieving a successful workout plan requires an effective road map. Empower your convictions and build a successful road map 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. Not only will it improve traffic it is fun too! You will be providing answers and you can also seek and find answers to your own questions. Building an account is free and easy. Once you advance beyond the first level any links you include will become active. These links can lead to the topics you write about. Thus, improving and generating traffic.
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.
This hub offers several tips and tutorial links on how to improve and increase HubPages traffic. Plus, it provides specific resources on how to develop referral trackers and improve SEO.
Texas - Fun Facts About the Lone Star State. This hub is filled with interesting 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 "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible."
Creative Writing Prompts for Kids and Teenagers: Resources for Elementary, Middle and High School Teachers
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. Can inspire adult writers too. Take a look and get inspired!
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 and have to take alternate routes at times. However, it is still a journey and it is personalized for each of us.
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 change it created.
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 phrases or figures of speech. An idiom is a form of figurative language that stands for something else. It is an expression. Idioms are especially difficult for foreigners of any language. Idioms are not necessarily predictable in their use or context. Context clues are not easily identifiable when determining meaning. Idioms can vary within social classes, generations and region. Here is a list of happy idioms in the English language...
Figurative language for anger. Idioms are phrases or figures of speech. An idiom is a form of figurative language that stands for something else. It is an expression. Idioms are especially difficult for foreigners of any language. Idioms are not necessarily predictable in their use or context. Context clues are not easily identifiable when determining meaning. Idioms can vary within social classes, generations and region. Here is a list of 50 angry idioms in the English language...
A detailed tutorial on how to create your own personalized headers.
Online research and writing informative text can be a rewarding process. Your efforts are to deliver knowledge and textual support for your readers. Whether you are developing your own research or writing for hubs or blogs online research writing is an insightful experience. The following hub will guide you through the steps of preparing and documenting online research, pre-writing skills, reflective editing and the publishing of your respective text. Includes graphic organizer ideas.
There are MANY cool websites out there with great games, tools, photos and features. I've put together a small list for you to play with. These sites are cool websites with free web tools & widgets. Have fun exploring.
Create traffic through blogging and generate residual income through referral trackers. Includes step by step instruction and video for creating a referral tracker on HubPages.
Free Photo Websites for Blogs and HubPages: Sites for Creative Commons Photographs, Images and Pictures
Need to dress up your Blog or Hub? Need ideas for finding images? Here are 27 sites for you to explore and use.
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.
Have you ever watched those reality shows where a main character is "the authority" on fashion? Or the award shows with the red carpet pre-show? It's all about, "Who are you wearing?", and the next morning the talk is who wore what and how did they wear it. Then there is - THE bling. You've got to have THE BLING!!
Students are naturally and profoundly becoming visual learners. Why? Technology and sensory images are everywhere and it is what captures them. Gone are the days of handing them a paper to memorize. Sure they need to memorize some things, but it does not always need to come in the form of a papered list.They need to see the content in action and then apply it. It's basic Bloom's Taxonomy.
100 matcha recipes! Recipes include everything from matcha eggnog, matcha cookies, matcha smoothies, matcha brownies to matcha martinis! Check out the recipes below! - Enjoy! MissOlive
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 for our busy on the go mornings. My daughter teases me and says I'm a "walking antioxidant" whenever I blend this awesome concoction. - MissOlive
Eating blueberries provides vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Its health benefits are amazingly 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, theanine for mental alertness and provides cholesterol lowering benefits for heart health. Lists matcha nutrients, additional health benefits, includes two videos on how to make matcha, describes how matcha is grown and more.
Bio Poems are a wonderful tool in reading and writing comprehension. It is flexible and can be used in a variety of ways;
Contextual approaches to learning and understanding vocabulary is 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.
A great antioxidant, combats insomnia and gout. Tart Cherry Juice is rich in potassium. Studies are showing incredible benefits in nutrition, muscle health and cellular armor against various cardiovascular diseases and cancers. Why not sleep better, feel better and live better? Pour yourself a glass of tart cherry juice and celebrate a healthier life.
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 writing. As their reading skills become more analytical I concurrently hold discussions in class. By encouraging my students to discuss their point of view and ensuring them that their opinion really matt
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.