Heartburn and acid reflux are typically treated with over the counter products or drugs that reduce stomach acid or block the excretion of stomach acid. It would appear that if our stomach acid needed to be diluted by antacids, our body would be smart enough not produce such a corrosive liquid in our stomach. (more…)
Many of the day-to-day things we do are just habit. That $10 lunch habit? That $30-per-class spinning habit? While you may barely even think about them, costly habits have the potential to wreak havoc on your budget. And, just like bad habits can get you into financial trouble, good habits can help keep you out of it—and help you spend wisely, save well and, most important, reach your biggest financial goals faster. (more…)
You have created your financial plan, you make the time and effort to educate yourself, and you are making good progress. Then one day, you find yourself being lured by one of the online marketing emails that you receive on a daily basis. You become curious about one “you don’t want to miss this” deal that a sly salesman sent out in a mass email. During that tricky moment, you actually consider dropping all the things you have learned and jump into the deal.
Stress can make blood pressure go up for a while, and it has been thought to contribute to high blood pressure. But the long-term effects of stress are as yet unclear. Stress management techniques do not seem to prevent high blood pressure. However, such techniques may have other benefits, such as making you feel better or helping you to control over-eating thus helping in decreasing your blood pressure. (more…)
Since composting is all about breaking down organic matter there’s very little you can do wrong with your compost bin — these tips are to help the process go faster. The speed of composting depends on moisture, oxygen content, temperature, and the right mix of ingredients. (more…)
Almost anywhere you reside on this planet there are small creatures, tiny insects that attack to sting or bite you, either because they see you as a threat to their very existence or as food for their survival. (more…)
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