Post Baby Workout Diary & Fitness Tips – Bex Life

August 15, 2011 by  
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Tips to Get Past Weight Loss Plateau Point In Your Diet/Exercise Program To Help Achieve Your Goals

June 21, 2011 by  
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Hi everybody, in this video I give you helpful diet and exercise tips to get over the dreaded plateau when your body just doesn’t seem to want to lose more weight. This can be a difficult time for people who have been steadily losing weight and then stop seeing the scale move lower. It’s a point where people tend to give up and start gaining weight again because they feel they will never reach their goal weight loss. Well, this video is about conquering this situation head on and giving your body a little push to get you over the hump. Ihope you found this video helpful. Please subscribe because I have so much more to come; something helpful and of interest to everyone. Thanks so much for viewing! To purchase a YouTips4U custom-designed T-Shirt please click here: To visit me at my blogspot, please click here:

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The big egg recall: how to avoid salmonellosis

August 24, 2010 by  
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There is something foul in your egg (at least in the US) and it is called Salmonella. The current figures indicated that half a billion eggs – yes, that is 500 million have been recalled due to fears of salmonellosis.

But what is Salmonella and what can it do?

Salmonella is a bacterial genus that causes the food-borne illness called salmonellosis which has the following symptoms:

  • Gastroenteritis
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Abdominal pain due cramping
  • Fever (eventually typhoid fever)

Salmonellosis occurs when a person ingests Salmonella-contaminated food. The most common sources of Salmonella are raw eggs, raw meat, and fresh fruit vegetables and nuts.

There are strict regulations in farm operations to avoid Salmonella contamination and in the US, federal inspectors make sure that the regulations are observed.

The US FDA announced the outbreak of salmonellosis that resulted in the illness of more than 1000 people in the US. The pathogen has been identified as Salmonella enteritidis. The contaminated eggs have been traced to several Iowa chicken farms.

The recalled eggs were from the following companies (source US FDA):

  • Luberski Inc
  • Hillandale Farms of Iowa
  • Country Eggs, Inc.
  • Wright County Egg
  • NuCal Foods

The specific brands and instructions on how to identify the eggs being recalled from their packaging are given on the FDA site.

To reduce the risk for salmonellosis, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) gives the following advice:

Eggs, milk and peanuts: how your allergies connect

May 11, 2010 by  
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Milk and egg allergies today, peanut allergy tomorrow? This could well be, according to findings reported in May issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The study was conducted by a group of researchers who are part of the Consortium of Food Allergy Research (CoFAR), a major food allergy research program supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The CoFAR reseachers studied more than 500 babies aged between 3 and 15 months who were allergic to milk or egg and followed up the participants until their 5th birthday. The children are known to be allergic to egg and milk and as expected, tested positive for immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies to these food items. However, none of the babies have known peanut allergy, yet many of these infants also surprising tested positive for allergic antibodies specific for peanuts. The researchers reported two unexpected observations:

More of the infants have elevated levels of IgE antibody to peanuts than the investigators had anticipated, and some of these infants have such high levels that they may already be allergic to peanuts without their parents being aware of it.”

Aside from being positive to peanut-specific antibodies, many of the children also had moderate to severe eczema (atopic dermatitis).

Milk, eggs, and peanuts are the most common food allergies in children, as listed in a previous post. Gluten is also another common source of allergen. However, allergy to nuts, especially peanuts, presents a major concern due to the high likelihood of anaphylactic allergic reaction which can be life-threatening.

The results of the study suggest that milk and/or egg allergy, as well as eczema are major risk factors for developing peanut allergy later in life. The researchers recommend that parents of children with these risk factors should talk to a health professional before incorporating peanuts or peanut products into their child’s diet.

In addition, I would like to emphasize the importance of recognizing the symptoms of food allergy and knowing what to do about them. As reported previously, many parents may not know how to act appropriately when their children present with allergic reaction to certain food stuff. In the light of this latest report from CoFAR, I think it is worth giving our readers again some links to useful allergy resources:

Take the Food Allergy Screening Quiz.

Info on Anaphylaxis on Severe Allergic Reaction

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