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An Apple a Day: Health Benefits of Apples

Does it Really Keep the Doctor Away?

Ah, the apple! One of the most cultivated fruits in the world, with more than 7,500 different types of apples available, the apple is likely one of the most well-known fruits on the planet. While you probably won’t find 7,500 different varieties of apples at your local grocery store, it’s a sure bet that most produce sections carry several different types of apples, from the green Granny Smith to the Red Delicious and the Golden Delicious, and many more.

Whether it’s eating an apple as a snack, apple butter, apple jelly, apple pie, applesauce, apple crisp, apple juice or any other apple concoction one can create, apples are a great source of meeting the recommended dietary fruit servings per day. Read the rest of this entry »

Youthful Hands: Help Slow Signs of Hand Aging

Anti-aging Remedies for Hands

By Michelle Devon

I’ve often noticed, particularly with women, that there are two things on our bodies that show age faster than anything else: hands and neck. I don’t know for sure why the neck shows age faster than even the face, but it does. However, it’s not strange that hands show age faster than most parts of the body. After all, we use our hands for nearly everything we do!

If you use lotions, creams, anti-aging products and more on your face to reduce signs of aging, what can you do to slow the signs of aging for your hands? Well, you could always buy expensive hand creams and anti-aging hand lotions, but there is a better way, and it’s much cheaper too! Read the rest of this entry »

Natural or Pesticide-free Mosquito Repellant

Repel Pests Without Pesticides

by Michelle Devon

If mosquitoes are driving you batty, but you’re afraid to use strong pesticides around your kids and pets, these natural mosquito repellants might just help!

My son is allergic to mosquitoes. That’s nothing new to me or to him, but sadly, he’s also allergic to many of the products and pesticides used to repel or kill mosquitoes too. This situation causes us to get more creative about finding ways to protect him from mosquito bites, so he doesn’t have to stay doped up on Benadryl all spring and summer. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer and Vacation Skin Hazards

Skin Problems to Watch for During the Summer and While Vacationing

by Michelle Devon

With summer and vacations comes a whole new crop of skin hazards. I’ve spent the summer in the Galveston area of Texas, enjoying the sunshine, the beach, and the mosquitoes. Okay, maybe not enjoying the mosquitoes so much. That’s what I wanted to talk about: special skin hazards and concerns for the summer and vacation!

Let’s look at summer skin care concerns first. Read the rest of this entry »

Benefits for Adult Breastfeeding or Adult Nursing Relationships

Can Adults Reap Benefits to Drinking Breast Milk and Adult Nursing?

In this world, it takes all kinds of people to make the world go ’round, and in the past, I’ve written on some unusual relationships, including polyamorous relationships, objectum sexual relationships, and others. In this article, I want to discuss adult breastfeeding or adult nursing relationships.

I stumbled upon an article about adult breastfeeding in an adult nursing relationship and initially was quite surprised. Then, when I continued reading and thinking about it, the positive aspects of adult breastfeeding, both in and out of an adult nursing relationship, began to make sense to me. Read the rest of this entry »

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