Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Join Us!!

The premiere edition of Sacandaga Sun is approaching us fast. Please consider becoming a part of this area's newest and only, holistic resource guide. Not only do we delve into the holistic arena, do we offer you ways to learn all about health, wellness, financial fitness, energy savings, places to visit, local history, better ways to live and so much more! We want you to participate. Contact us soon as the deadline is drawing near!

             Shelley Brienza

Talk to you soon!!

Shelley D. Brienza

Friday, August 26, 2011

Support Local Wellness Businesses

Here is another local business who works hard to offer us a chance to make empowered health care decisions. Visit Joan Sayer's website here:

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Foods That Help You Sleep Better

Mango Treat

4 oz. of low fat vanilla yogurt
1/2 c. mango sorbet
4 raspberries for garnish

Place yogurt in a bowl, top with sorbet. Garnish with raspberries.

Nutritional Value per serving:
189 Calories
5 g pro, 40 g carb, 1.7 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 0 mg chol, 1 g fiber, 76 mg sodium

Making Everyday Practices Work Harder For You

So you want to chose healthy foods for your family and yourself? Did you know that some simple everyday changes can add up to big health benefits? Try some of these nice additions to your health regimen.

~ Best bet for Garlic, High temperatures destroy garlics health properties. Allinase is garlics most important cancer fighting enzyme. and since most people cook their garlic, they're unwittingly destroying the nutritional value! does that mean that you have to eat raw garlic forever? Thankfully the answer is no. You can just preserve the nutritional value just by doing the following:

After chopping, let the crushed garlic stand for about 10 to 15 minutes before adding it to a sizzling pan. according to scientists at the National Cancer Institute, doing this allows the garlic to generate compounds that blunt the damaging effects of heat.

~Shaving nick? Try using lip balm to instantly stop the bleeding!

~How to open clogged sinuses in 30 seconds... Simply rub the "Yingxlang" accupressure point at the base of your intraoribital nerve. Finding this spot is easy. Just place your index finger on either side of your nose right next to the each nostril. Then press and rub the spot for 30 seconds. Doing so will clear your sinus cavity for up to an hour, says and MD at Columbus University of College Physicians and Surgeons.

~ For Women, How to boost your mood.... According to United Kingdoms Open Universitythey say that looking at a photo album will make you feel significantly better. I guess that would depend on what kind of pictures you were looking at too.

Good for us and the environment too

Zip-top bags are great, but sometimes you buy something in bulk and you're stuck with an unsealable bag. 

All you need to do is cut off the top of the bottle and take off the cap. Push the bag through the bottle neck, fold it over the edges, and twist the cap back on.

Now, your bag has an air and water tight seal, and you didn't have to waste the bag.

Be sure to send us your ideas on ways to help the environment or other useful household hints and wives tales

Monday, August 15, 2011

What is risk taking?

What is risk taking?

Risk Taking is Free
  • To laugh is to risk appearing the fool,
  • To weep is to risk appearing sentimental,
  • To reach out for another is to risk involvement,
  • To expose feelings is to risk exposing true self,
  • To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd is to risk their loss,
  • To love is to risk not being loved in return,
  • To live is to risk dying,
  • To hope is to risk despair,
  • To try is to risk failure,
  • But risk must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
  • The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing.
  • He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live.
  • Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave, he has forfeited freedom.
  • Only a person who risks - is free.
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