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Verilux Happy Light: A Ray Of Sunshine

Posted by 7Villages 01 Apr 2015 No Comments »
Verilux Happy Light: A Ray Of Sunshine

Everyone knows that not getting enough sleep at night can be really bad for your health. Not only just your physical health but your mental health as well. If you do not get a good night’s sleep, most likely you are going wake up feeling groggy and just plain blue. You deserve to feel rested when you wake up in the morning and be ready to take on the day. However, there are some ways that you can get a better sleep at night and feel well-rested and ready to get going.

Unisom Sleep Aid

Unisom Sleep Aid is a great choice if you do not want to experience sleepiness and grogginess the following day. It is also one of the best over-the-counter sleeping pills you can buy. It is also an antihistamine which means that it is much like Kirkland’s. This is a better one to start with if you have not ever had experience with sleep aids. You can take this sleep aid in 25-50 mg doses and contains Diphenhydramine.


There are some people who have either exhausted all of the sleep aid options and are looking for something that is more on the natural side. This sleep aid relies on melatonin which is something that the body naturally produces to help you go to sleep. Older individuals sometimes have a difficult time producing melatonin so this supplement may be the best option if you have tried everything else. It is completely natural and it is not addictive.

If sleeping pills are not an option for you then there are other products available that you can try. The Verilux Happy Light claims to have products that can help you sleep better at night, provide light when there is none. It claims to boost energy, brighten your mood, and restore your focus. But how is that possible?

Verilux is primarily used for people with Seasonal Affective Disorder but can also be used for people who have trouble sleeping. You are supposed to turn on the light and go about your day as normal. You must place the light between 6 inches to 2 feet away from your face off to the side. There are levels of brightness and two different lenses. It is supposed to give individuals who feel depressed during colder, gloomier times, a feeling of higher energy, a better mood, and better focus throughout the day. Through balanced natural spectrum daylight it is supposed to cue your body to be more stable by eliminating fatigue. It is an excellent way to beat the “not getting enough sleep” blues.

There are many ways help you sleep better at night so you are much happier during the day!

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Knowing When To Put Down Your Glass

Posted by 7Villages 10 Mar 2015 No Comments »
Knowing When To Put Down Your Glass

Most women already understand the gentle nature of a pregnancy. You must take better care of your body when it comes nutrition and physical care. But this also means that many of the things that you may enjoy doing now you simply cannot do when you are expecting a child. It is important to have the proper nutrients to insure you and your baby’s health. So this means not only eating right and taking your prenatal vitamins, but this also means you must cut out alcohol and any other unhealthy habits. There are many benefits to taking your vitamins as well as quitting alcohol.

Alcohol can do severe damage to your child in the womb. Your child runs the risk of getting fetal alcohol syndrome and many other defects and disorders. Needless to say, alcohol should be eliminated from your life even if you are not pregnant. One of the biggest perks to taking alcohol out of your life is what it does for your body and your mind. Your mind will begin to clear and your body will begin to heal itself from the damage that has been done. It as little as two months your liver will start to heal itself and you will begin to notice a difference in your skin’s appearance and your overall health. You will now be free of disease which can be a really amazing feeling in itself. If you are already aware that you have a problem, there are detox and therapy programs that can help.

There are many benefits that come with taking a prenatal vitamin while pregnant. What most women do not realize is that prenatal vitamins are much different than your typical vitamin. Prenatal vitamins contain folic acid which assists with any neural tube defects that may occur in your child. These are defects that impact your child’s spinal cord as well as their brain. The iron that is in a prenatal vitamin helps prevent the mother from becoming anemic which can also deeply impact the baby.

Prenatal vitamins contain folic acid, calcium, iron, vitamin C, Zinc, Copper, Vitamin B-6, and Vitamin D. These should not be used as a substitute for good nutrition. You need to make sure you are still maintaining a healthy diet. The calcium will be very helpful especially in your final trimester. Calcium helps to build your baby’s bones and keep them strong. It is crucial that you keep a lot of calcium in your diet including the prenatal vitamin. One thing prenatal vitamins do not contain are omega-3 fatty acids which you will find in fish. So make sure you keep fish in your diet if you are able to.

So make sure you cut out any of your bad habits now before you become pregnant. Eating right and taking your vitamins will also help you deliver a healthy and happy baby.

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Nutritional Disclosure Is Finally Coming – Will It Make A Difference?

Posted by 7Villages 06 Dec 2012 No Comments »
Nutritional Disclosure Is Finally Coming - Will It Make A Difference?

By the end of 2013, restaurant chains with more than twenty locations will have to provide nutritional information on their menus. And, in my opinion, it’s about time too! The big problem, though, is that so many people don’t know how many calories their bodies need each day.

Why You Need To Watch Out For High Fructose Corn Syrup

Posted by 7Villages 16 Jan 2012 No Comments »
Why You Need To Watch Out For High Fructose Corn Syrup

To anyone trying to lose weight, high fructose corn syrup is a silent enemy. High fructose corn syrup – or HFCS – is an industrial sweetener that is used in virtually every processed food you can buy in stores. Anything from ketchup, to salad dressings, to cookies, to pop contains high fructose corn syrup.

3 Tips For Making Veggies More Delicious

Posted by 7Villages 14 Dec 2011 No Comments »
3 Tips For Making Veggies More Delicious

We’ve all been told to eat our veggies since we were kids, but that’s not always an easy thing to follow through on! Veggies are essential for fueling our bodies with essential micro-nutrients that fuel our mind and body. If you’re interested in losing weight or living healthy, then its absolutely essential that you eat plenty of vegetables everyday.

How To Compliment A Vegetarian Diet

Posted by 7Villages 02 Nov 2011 No Comments »
How To Compliment A Vegetarian Diet

This is special contribution to 7Villages by Nathalie from

There are a variety of arguments for going with a vegetarian diet. But whether you lay off the meat due to philosophical/moral reasons or simply for health purposes, eating a vegetarian diet comes with some challenges.

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