Many women look forward to the next issue of their favorite magazine. They cannot wait to read the latest celebrity gossip or find out how to host the perfect Christmas dinner. Canadians can find interesting articles on a variety of topics in the women to women magazines that are available. Women who subscribe to one or more magazines can enjoy the convenience of having each issue delivered to their door. The following is a look at the many different kinds of magazines that women tend to enjoy.

Fashion Magazines for Women of All Ages

Many women enjoy spending time browsing through fashion magazines because they like to see what new styles the stars are wearing. Even though most women cannot afford to purchase the latest designer clothes they can usually find affordable imitations available online. Fashion magazines help women to learn how to put different outfits together and save money on shoes, clothing, jewelry and makeup.

Lou Lou is one of the hottest fashion magazines for young Canadian women. The pages of the magazine are loaded full of photographs and descriptions of trendy outfits, shoes, bags and accessories. Women can find out how to get amazing deals on the items they love so they can look just as fantastic as their favorite celebrities do. InStyle is another terrific women to women magazine for people who love to shop. The magazine gives women plenty of new outfit ideas for everyday wear and special occasions.

Women’s Health Magazines

Health magazines provide plenty of information on medical research findings that can improve the lives of men, women and children. Women who are concerned about their health and the health of their loved ones can find out which foods, vitamin supplements and exercise routines can boost the immune system and reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other diseases. Women’s health magazines also feature information on stress reduction and weight loss.

Best Health Magazine provides Canadian women with information on health and wellness. The women to women magazine includes articles that raise awareness on important local health issues. It also covers the topics women care about the most such as relationship matters. Self Magazine helps women to improve their health, fitness level and self-esteem. The publication features exercise routines, stress reducers and delicious food and drink suggestions for women who want to stay slim and fit.

Magazines for Moms

Family oriented women magazines provide mothers with quick parenting tips, decorating ideas and recipes. The publications offer easy solutions for modern day mothers who enjoy cooking, making crafts and holiday entertaining. Whether a woman is at home raising young children or she is juggling work and family time, she can find many useful pieces of advice in family magazines.

Today’s Parent Magazine offers seasonal craft activities for kids, reviews on popular parenting books, vacation ideas and travel tips. The publication offers information on childhood health and development as well as common safety issues. Mothers can find articles on everything from household organization to school lunch ideas. Good Housekeeping is another terrific family magazine that features tips and ideas for moms. The magazine features beauty tips, home decorating ideas and interesting celebrity interviews.

Do you often slipped things from your fingers because of sweaty palms? Have you often mess your notebooks or test papers because of sweat drops from your hands? Maybe you have palma hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating of the palms. Know first what causes them and the solutions for eliminating it by reading the rest of the article.

Sweating hands are often caused by hot temperatures and physical activities like exercise. Perspiring helps the body to cool down. But if you are still sweating even if it is cold, then you have palma hyperhidrosis. It is not a real treat to your health, but if you are often embarrassed by these then there are some solutions to hold or stop the problem.

First, think if you are stressed out recently; or maybe you are afraid of something or depressed. Clammy hands are normal body reactions that respond to these kinds of situations. If these trigger them then better find time to relax for a while. Sleep and rest for a long time. Take a vacation.
Connect to your long lost friends. Then after a while, your hands will stop sweating.

If these can’t stop the sweat then drink lots of fluids such as water and juices. These help to regulate your body temperature. Then your body can stop sweating for a while. Or apply antiperspirant, talcum powder or aluminum chloride paint in your palms. You could buy these on any stores and pharmacies. These stop non-stop excessive perspiration from your hands. Just reapply if it wears off.

Or if you have some saved money, undergo an ETS or Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy surgery. The doctor will remove some tissues on your chest to control perspiration. Or undergo a botox surgery. Studies show that botox injected on the palms could also stop excessive perspiration. But these procedures are very expensive. If you are decided enough, then go for it.

How to cure your sweaty palms is depends on your attitude. If you are comfortable on your skin and everybody accepts you, then this will not be a very major issue to deal with.

Chocolate – For Humans, Not Dogs

Yummy, sweet, and absolutely delicious, chocolate stands as one of the best snacks in the world. It’s so versatile too in the different kinds of ways it can be incorporated into foods. You can dip strawberries into melted chocolate for a healthy, unhealthy combination, or perhaps bake yourself a moist chocolate cake, or maybe cook up a couple gooey chocolate chip cookies. Some of my favorite candy bars, Snickers and Twix, have something in common with one another; They are made with creamy chocolate!

Yes indeed, as amazing as this snack is, it still has a critical fault. What might that be? It’s easy to spot, really. The fault is white chocolate. Ha, I’m kidding! But seriously, while white chocolate is still a problem, I’m referring to a particular ingredient found inside of chocolate. It’s called theobromine, and theobromine is toxic for certain animals, one of those animals being a dog.

What makes it so deadly for our four-legged friend? It’s how the dogs digest it; they kind of have a difficult time doing so. A dog’s digestive system is not able to process the theobromine found in chocolate in a very efficient manner like us humans can. The half-life of theobromine in a dog is somewhere around 17.5 hours. Yikes, that’s awful!

Unfortunately, I don’t think you can buy theobromine-free chocolate for the simple reason that chocolate is made from cacao beans, a fruit that contains theobromine in it. There is no escaping the theobromine ingredient, sorry dogs.

There are two key factors when determining the lethality of chocolate. One of them is size, and the other is the type of chocolate. Let’s look at the size first:

Size or Weight

Size matters. Bigger dog breeds like German Shepherds, Bulldogs, or Dalmatians, can eat a far more considerable amount of chocolate than smaller dog breeds like Maltipoo, Chihuahuas, or Yorkshire Terriers, before experiencing chocolate poisoning. The reasoning is behind the weight. Just how much more chocolate can they eat, approximately? That depends on the type.

Chocolate Type

Time to do some math!

Dark Chocolate: A 5 pound Maltipoo puppy can consume 1 oz. of Dark Chocolate before reaching a toxic level. A 70 pound German Shepherd can consume 14 oz. of Dark Chocolate before reaching a toxic level. As you can see by the numbers, the difference in size is a huge factor, it enables a bigger dog to eat a greater amount. However, look what happens when we change the type of chocolate used.

Milk Chocolate: Milk chocolate contains less theobromine than most chocolates. The 5 pound Maltipoo or 70 pound German Shepherd can eat double, or even triple the amount of Milk Chocolate than Dark Chocolate, before receiving theobromine poisoning.

Why does that happen? It’s the fact that different types of chocolate are made with varying amounts of theobromine. Some chocolates are simply more potent than others because they consist of more theobromine. The examples above are merely two types of chocolate available to consumers, there are still other, even stronger types of chocolate found in stores.

Seeing the above math, you might ponder if only giving a dog a smaller amount of chocolate without approaching the danger zone might be safer, but the answer is still a big fat NO! Even smaller quantities of chocolate can result in stomach pains for the dog. Common side effects also include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, and a whole bunch of stomach woes. Nobody wants to clean up that dirty mess, trust me! So for your dog’s well-being, and yours, and maybe your carpet flooring, avoid giving them a chocolatey snack, even when they beg for a nibble.

To keep your dog from ever chowing down on this dark treat, mull over on where you store your snack foods. I suggest high up in places they can’t reach, or safely tucked away inside of a drawer. Low down in cupboards is a big no no, because animals can have moments of brilliance. I have a few cats that can actually open my lower cupboard doors; they then go inside and fall asleep on top of any food in there. There are more comfortable places to rest than inside of a cupboard I tell them, but they are cats and do not listen to me! Anyways, keep your chocolate secure, high out of a dog’s reach, just not yours.

Chocolate Overload, What To Do

I warned you to hide that chocolate of yours, now look what’s happened! I’ve heard stories of dogs eating chocolate excessively, and the owners, instead of rushing their pet to the vet, decided to ride it out and see if the dog would recover. After the symptoms became too scary to keep waiting, only then did the owner decide to visit the veterinarian. Unfortunately, the dog arrived minutes too late, and passed away. How sad, if only the owner would have reacted sooner, there could have been a happy ending.

The moral of the story is, if suspecting that your dog has eaten a potentially fatal amount of chocolate, then don’t wait around! Action is required, the sooner the better. Immediately contact a veterinarian, and take them there quickly, every minute counts.

Something you might want to have in case of emergencies like the nightmarish situation above, is activated charcoal. It’s an antioxidant that can be used to treat poisoning such as this. It could buy your dog a bit of time before you rush them to the veterinarian’s office.

In Conclusion

Basically, chocolate is not a dog’s best friend. It can poison them even in smaller quantities, and should be avoided entirely. Next time you are snacking on a delicious chocolate bar, and your dog looks up at you whining for a bite, resist the urge to share, because it could mean the life of your pet! It also means you get an extra bite of chocolate. Mm!

Wikipedia helped with the chocolatey math!

When people hear the word cooking or frying oil, they tend to retract and think of oily and fatty foods. However this is not necessarily the case when it comes to sunflower oil. How fatty or oily the food is will depend on how much of it you add to your food. In saying that, is sunflower oil cholesterol free?

This is such a popular food ingredient and it is used daily in the frying, baking and cooking of various meals. Whenever you cook a pot of food on the stove or want to roast a chicken or vegetables in the oven, the first thing you add is sunflower oil. You may possibly pour a bit of it over the chicken and vegetables to give it a lovely brown and grilled appearance when it bakes in the oven. While you are adding sunflower oil to all your dishes, is it a good idea because of all the cholesterol awareness? Actually, it may be a good idea because 100% pure sunflower oil that is triple refined and undergoes a strict quality control process, is cholesterol free. When it is extracted from the sunflower seed, at this point there is no cholesterol in the seed itself. When the oil is kept at its purest form, with no cholesterol ingredients added, it will remain pure. You do need to check the label to ensure that the sunflower oil that you’re buying is cholesterol free. Usually they are endorsed by the heart foundation, so check the label to ensure you’re getting a quality product.

In addition, pure sunflower seed oil is high in polyunsaturates, plus it is free of any additives and allergens. It is suitable for most people, provided it is used in moderation (as with any ingredient). It is perfect to use for cooking, baking and frying purposes. Afterwards, you can dispose of this used liquid safely with a used oil collector. And, who knows, it may be used in the manufacturing of biodiesel. If more restaurants switch to 100% pure sunflower oil as the base ingredient for their meals, their customers will notice the difference and return for more. After all, people would rather eat something that was made with a low cholesterol ingredient than one that was prepared with any type of ingredient.

In conclusion sunflower oil that is 100% pure can be cholesterol free, especially when it is triple refined. If the manufacturing process is kept under a strict control process to ensure that no other cholesterol containing ingredients are added, then it is possible.

It would blow your mind if you really knew how many foods are dangerous for dogs.

Sure, we have all heard over and over again not to overfeed your dog. Many otherwise loving pet owners are just unaware of just how many varieties of our “people” food that is perilous, if not deadly to your dog.

For starters, let’s look at garlic and onions. I don’t know about you but these are required ingredients in almost all of my cooking, especially Italian cuisine and they are terrific for our health. However, these veggies can have a devastating effect on your dog’s health. A  dog’s constitution can only handle a very small dose of these, ideally it is best if they had none at all.

I don’t know about you, but I grew up with the little “raisin-maid” raisin girl and to this day it is my favorite element to any trail mix I eat. Also, any type of grapes, either red or green, is a regular part of my healthy diet. As these are beneficial and healthy for us and a preferred snack I give to my kids but, they are very bad for our dog’s health.

Did you know that raw pork is also  a very dangerous food for your dog. If they ingest any of this raw meat they can quite possibly acquire an incurable diseased digestive condition. If you really need to give them pork, you can over cook it or freeze it for at least 3 weeks to make it safe and no longer a dangerous food for your dog.

It is also imperative that you never feed your dog avocados as the seed, flesh, and skin are all poisonous for dogs.

Macadamia nuts are one of the most dangerous foods for dogs. Also, most other forms of nuts are questionable and a loving pet owner would be responsible to avoid all together.

At the top of the list is Chocolate!  Most of us know that this deliciously deadly food is severely toxic to our dogs and should never be given to your friend as it is the most dangerous of all foods for your dog.

Now, this may be the most controversial dangerous food for your dog of all. That food is bones. I know you are saying to yourself that bones are a natural treat for dogs. That bones are what they might eat if they were wild. How can it be possible that bones are toxic to dogs? Let me just say that “raw” bones are great for your dogs health and are actually good for your dog. However,  “cooked”  bones are out. The problem with cooked bones is that they can easily splinter and cause internal lacerations to their digestive tract, not good! So, stop giving your dogs a cooked bone. If you are grilling that steak, then take the time ahead of time and cut the bone out first prior to cooking. If that is too much to do, then just get a boneless sirloin or N.Y Strip without the bone.

I am hopeful that you may have learned a thing or two in regards to dangerous foods for your dog and that it will prevent any future harm to your loving pet. I did not know these facts until it was too late as I lost my darling “Daisy” the bloodhound just last year from toxic overload of her liver, which was already weakened from when she got into something bad as a pup. May you follow this advice and be blessed with a long and healthy relationship with your dog.

Possibly the best-known dog toys in the world are the Kong dog toys. The classic design of the Kong toy is shaped a bit like three fat rubber rings stuck together, one on top of another. The toys also come in several variations for dogs of different ages and sizes. Made of rubber, they are hollow in the middle, and can be stuffed with healthy treats for your dog.

Kong Dog Toys are suited for every stage of your dog’s development. There are four sizes pink or blue for puppies, red for average chewers, purple for seniors, and black for tough chewers. Other than the typical Kongs, there are other types of dental chews, balls, tug toys, frisbees, and various interactive toys and accessories. As dog owners we do not want unwanted chewing behaviour but chewing is a natural behavior, which plays a vital role in your dog’s physical development. It is important that every dog be taught what items are acceptable to chew so teach this in a positive, fun way using these remarkable toys.

1. Separation Anxiety – These toys are fun and keep your dog occupied and interested. Give your dog his Kong dog toy stuffed with healthy treats so he has something to do when you have to go out or want to get on with your daily tasks. Think of Kong toys as a fun/educational project to keep him busy.

2. Training aid – its versatility as a behavioral and training tool – Give your dog his favorite Kong toy as a reward when he has responded to basic commands. In effect finishing the training with a game with his favorite toy stuffed with healthy treats.

3. Chewing – Introduce his favorite Kong toy stuffed with treats and provide constant praise when your dog plays and chews on that instead of your possessions.

4. Teething – Using these toys stuffed with healthy treats will help ease teething pain, these toys are strong yet durable so won’t harm his gums.

5. Fun time – Your dog is a social animal that craves human contact. Use the Kong toy at playtime “fetch” and “find” making the game fun with his toys.

Be patient with your best friend and constantly try to keep up with his education. Reward his good behavior with healthy treats and continue interactive play with his Kong toys. Growing/maturing puppies should have longer play periods with their owner as this is good exercise and helps strengthen the bond between you. At this stage you may now need to have larger sized Kong toys but using a variety of toys will make playtime more enjoyable.

At 12 months dogs are considered to be adult. His Kong toys and a variety of other toys can keep him from being bored/stressed. Vary and rotate your dog’s toys regularly and make only a few toys available at any one time. Enjoy!