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Thursday, October 2, 2014

iPads Addiction Causing Children to Lose Basic Skills!

Heavy use of iPads causing children to lose basic skills in the real world
by J. D. Heyes 

(NaturalNews) An increasing number of infants do not have the motor skills necessary to play with building blocks because of an "addiction" to tablet computers and smartphones, according to a teacher's organization.

Britain's Telegraph newspaper reported that the group notes that many children aged 3-4 years old can "swipe a screen," but they have little to no dexterity in their fingers because they have spent too many hours glued to an iPad or other tablet screen.

Members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) are also warning that some older children are not able to complete traditional pen-and-paper exams because their memories have eroded due to overexposure to screen-based technology. As such, they are calling on parents to limit their children's tablet usage and even shut off the Wi-Fi during the evening to help address the problem.

The recommendations were made after study figures showed that the proportion of households with tablet computers more than doubled from 20 percent to 51 percent last year.

'No manipulative skills'

Developmental experts have warned that the growth in tablet use is having serious side effects on the social and physical development of kids. Last year, The Telegraph reported, a physician claimed that rising numbers of children and young people, including one child aged just four years old, required therapy for compulsive addictive behavior after being exposed to digital devices and the Internet since birth.

In addressing the ATL's annual conference recently in Manchester, Colin Kinney, a teacher from Northern Ireland, said his colleagues "talk of pupils who come into their classrooms after spending most of the previous night playing computer games and whose attention span is so limited that they may as well not be there."

"I have spoken to a number of nursery teachers who have concerns over the increasing numbers of young pupils who can swipe a screen but have little or no manipulative skills to play with building blocks or the like, or the pupils who cannot socialise with other pupils but whose parents talk proudly of their ability to use a tablet or smartphone," he added.

In addressing ATL members, Kinney said the "brilliant computer skills" demonstrated by a number of students was "outweighed by their deteriorating skills in pen and paper exams because they rely on instant support of the computer and are often unable to apply what they should have learned from their textbooks."

The teachers group said it backed plans to create new guidance to be issued to teachers and parents alike, showing them the "best way forward" to handle children who have become "addicted" to iPads and other devices.

Pros vs Cons

'It is our job to make sure that the technology is being used wisely'

Another Northern Ireland teacher, Mark Montgomery, said overexposing children to technology has been linked to obesity and weight gain, aggressive behavior, repetitive strain injury and fatigue. He asked parents to turn off Wi-Fi overnight to prevent children from staying up too late to play games on the Internet or on tablets.

"It is our job to make sure that the technology is being used wisely and productively and that pupils are not making backward steps and getting obsessed and exhibiting aggressive and anti-social behaviours," he said. "In the same way we can use a brick to either break a window or build a house, digital technology can be used for good or bad, and teachers can and should help their pupils make positive choices so they have positive experiences."

Some teachers have said that the technology of iPads and other tablets has been a boon to education, by connecting kids to all sorts of new and enhancing experiences. But increasingly, the data show that too much technology is having a harmful effect on our children.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Nature's Flu Shot


Juice of 6 fresh lemons
1 bulb Garlic
2 tsp. Ginger powder
2 Tbsp. Honey
3 cups Pineapple juice
¼ tsp Cayenne powder

Blend all ingredients thoroughly and store in a glass jar. Take 1/2 - 1 cup 4 times a day until the symptoms are resolved.

NATURE'S FLU SHOTS - Juice of 6 fresh lemons

1 bulb Garlic
2 tsp. Ginger powder
2 Tbsp. Honey
3 cups Pineapple juice
¼ tsp Cayenne powder
Blend all ingredients thoroughly and store in a glass jar. Take 1/2 - 1  cup 4 times a day until the symptoms are resolved.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Stop Drinking Soda! Why?

10 reasons to stop drinking soda!

1. Dehydration. Because caffeine is a diuretic, it increases urine volume. So, when you drink a caffeinated soda to quench your thirst, it actually makes you thirstier.

2. High Calories. A can of regular soda contains more than 150 calories. Not only do these calories contribute to weight gain, but they are also devoid of any nutritional value.

3. Caffeine Addiction. According to a university study, "When some people don't get their usual dose of caffeine, they can suffer a range of withdrawal symptoms including headaches, fatigue, muscle pain, and inability to concentrate.”

4. Tooth Decay. The amount of acid in soda is enough to wear away at the enamel of your teeth. In tests done on the acidity levels of soda, certain ones were found to have pH levels as low as 2.5. To put that into perspective, consider that battery acid has a pH of 1 and pure water has a pH of 7.

5. Cost. A person who drinks just 2 cans of soda a day will pay hundreds of dollars over the course of a year. With more than one soda drinker in the house, that yearly total could quickly multiply!

6. Weight Gain. According to university researchers, "Artificial sweeteners can interfere with the body's natural ability to regulate calorie intake. This could mean that people who consume artificially sweetened items are more likely to overindulge."

7. Artificial Sweeteners. Studies continue to uncover the potential harmful effects of artificial sweeteners—and many of the effects are still unknown! Who wants to take that risk?

8. Mineral Depletion. Sodas contain phosphoric acid and caffeine, which drain calcium from the bones. And because caffeine increases urine volume, more minerals leave the body before having a chance to be properly absorbed.

9. Diabetes Risk. Some scientists believe that the unceasing demands a soda habit places on the pancreas may ultimately leave it unable to keep up with the body's need for insulin—eventually leading to diabetes. While no studies have definitively proved this, the daily consumption of soda does contribute to other problems, such as obesity—a leading cause of diabetes.

10. Potential Bone Loss. In the 1950's, children drank 3 cups of milk for every cup of a sweet drink. Today that statistic has flipped. Less amounts of milk in the average diet could account for lower bone density and higher occurrences of osteoporosis later in life.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Might Cause Magic

Is black soap worth all the hype?
Is black soap causing magic?
On our skin, absolutely yes.
I repeat. Absolutely YES
Black soap is worth all the hype and attention.

African Black Soap is ranked high on the might cause magic list for no other reason than it really cleans your body..

While the recipe varies, ABS is handmade from the ashes of cocoa pods, Shea tree bark and plantain leaves, then mixed with various soothing and healing oils such as Shea butter, palm oil and coconut oil, creating its deliciously distinct aroma.  And don’t let it’s appearance fool you — although dark brown and crumbly in texture, this African-born skincare miracle will become a staple in your daily cleansing routine.

It’s benefits are awesome and severely underrated - Here’s why ABS is so amazing:

It’s suitable for all skin types.  Whether your skin is a dry oasis or an oil slick (or somewhere perfectly in between), black soap is for you.  Regular use will help remove excess oils.

It’s a super cleanser.  But wait — there’s more.  The charcoal in ABS can help absorb body odors and bacteria, plus it is gentle enough for makeup removal.

African Black Soap is soothing and healing.  This double whammy is perhaps the most notable.  If you suffer with rashes or skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, the ashes in black soap helps reduce irritation and can even be used by people with sensitive skin.  While ABS cannot remove acne, since that is caused by the release of excessive oils within the skin rather than dirt buildup, it can reduce the appearance of acne scars.

It’s a fountain of youth.  Awaiting applause….  Yes, ABS may help you turn back the hands of time. This gentle exfoliate may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and skin discolorations that indicate the early signs of aging skin.

We encourage you to use black soap.

Are you trying African Black Soap for the first time?  Already a fan?  Let us know what miracles you’re finding.

Lemon Mint Cucumber (LMC) DETOX Water

Now that Thanksgiving is over, Christmas will soon be here. This is the prefect opportunity to detox.

It’s good for hydrating and detoxing (or removing impurities from) the body. The lemon, mint, cucumber combination cleanses, aids in digestion and re-hydrates. 

Makes 1 gallon-size pitcher

12 cups of water (3 quarts)
2 to 3 lemons, thinly sliced (you can also substitute limes or mix it up…use a lemon/lime combination–using organic lemons or limes is best)
1 small cucumber or 1/2 of a medium to large cucumber, preferably organic, thinly sliced
10 to 15 mint leaves. preferably organic
Rinse lemons and cucumbers very well before slicing; slice thinly. Add lemons, cucumber, and mint to pitcher. Cover with water and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight (the flavor will be stronger if you refrigerate overnight, but I like the lighter flavor, too). Pour in a large glass over some ice…it’s very refreshing! This water tastes best the day of or day after it's made! Mine is brewing Now!

 Compliments of:  The Denver Housewife