Volume XX, Number 4
Protect Against Sun Exposure
ave you ever been cooked like a
that you can't see through when held up
According to the American
lobster? Lobsters turn bright red
Academy of Dermatology, the threemost common forms of skin cancer
Has they cook and so do people when Use sunscreen with a sun protection
they're exposed to the burning rays of the
factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. Apply a
sun for long time periods. Protecting your
◆ Basal cell carcinoma – the most
generous amount (about a palmful) of
skin from prolonged sun exposure is vital.
common skin cancer. It appears
sunscreen and reapply it after swim-
According to the
as a pearly bump that sometimes
ming, toweling dry, or perspir-
American Cancer Soci-
won't heal. It can also look like
ing. Use sunscreen even
ety (ACS), unpro-
a sore that won't heal.
on hazy or overcast days.
tected exposure to UV
◆ Squamous cell carcinoma – the
Cover your head with
rays can cause prema-
second-most common skin can-
a wide-brimmed hat,
turely aged skin,
cer. It appears as a crusty, scaly
shading your face,
wrinkles, freckles, loss
patch with a hard surface.
ears, and neck. If
◆ Melanoma – the least common
the skin, dark patches,
type of skin cancer, but most
baseball cap, re-
rough or scaly spots,
dangerous. People can die from
member to protect
and skin cancers.
melanoma. If you have a family
your ears and neck
Besides these condi-
history of this skin cancer, you
tions, the sun's UV ra-
could get it even if you've never
Wear sunglasses with 99
diation can also increase the risk of cataracts
been out in the sun. It's usually
percent to 100 percent UV absorption
and certain other eye problems, and can
a dark mole, sometimes with an
to provide optimal protection for the
suppress the immune system in some people.
uneven edge. The color and size
eyes and the surrounding skin.
To protect your skin against the
may change over time.
Follow these practices to protect your
sun, consider these tips from the ACS:
You need to be especially care-
skin even on cloudy or overcast days.
ful to check your skin if you:
Avoid prolonged sun exposure between
UV rays travel through clouds. Use
• have light hair and skin • freckle
10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
extra caution near water, snow and
and burn easily • have a family
Look for shade, especially in the middle
sand as they reflect the damaging rays
history of skin cancer • spent a lot
of the day when the sun's rays are
of the sun which can increase your
of time in the sun during your life
strongest. Practice the shadow rule. If
chance of sunburn.
• had blistering sunburns as a child
your shadow is shorter than you, the
Pay attention to the daily UV index.
• have blue, green or gray eyes.
sun's rays are at their strongest.
The higher the number, the greater the
Note: Having a checkup by a dermatologist could
Wear protective clothing to guard as
exposure to UV radiation.
be a lifesaver.
much skin as possible when you're out-
For more information, visit the American Cancer Society
For more information on skin cancer, visit
side in the sun. Choose comfortable
at or the American Academy of Derma-
the American Academy of Dermatology
clothes made of tightly woven fabrics
tology at .
How to Express "I Love You"
Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy
Here are several ways to say "I Love You" to the
To increase your chances of
special someone in your life:
having a healthy pregnancy, con-
◆ Make a music CD of all of your favorite love songs.
sider these tips from the Centers
Slip the CD into the stereo of your partner's car before he or
for Disease Control: • Get prenatal
she leaves in the morning so it starts playing when he or she
care as soon as possible and see your
starts the car up to leave home.
doctor regularly through the whole
◆ Change the screen saver on your home computer to a
pregnancy. • Stop smoking. • Drink
scrolling message. Tell him or her you love them
at least six to eight glasses of water,
or write another special mes-
fruit juice, and milk every day. • Eat
sage that is meaningful to
healthy. Consume fortified foods (enriched grain products,
the two of you.
including cereals, rice, breads, and pastas) and foods with
◆ Pack a special picnic
natural sources of folate (orange juice, green leafy veg-
lunch and put a blanket in
etables, beans, broccoli, asparagus, peas, and lentils). • Don't
your vehicle's trunk and
drink alcohol or take illegal drugs. • Check with your doctor
invite your partner for an
before taking any medicine or using solvents, insecticides,
impromptu picnic in the
and paints. • Engage in safe exercises for pregnant women.
park during lunch.
• Get plenty of rest.
◆ Write a special note to your partner on
a sticky note and place it on an upcoming page of the book
How to Quiet a Barking Dog
your partner is reading.
◆ Rent the first movie that the two of you watched together and
The Humane Society of Denver says a barking dog can cause
surprise your partner with a movie night with just the two of
neighborhood disputes and violations of animal control ordi-
nances. If your dog's barking has created neighborhood tension,
◆ If you're partner travels a lot, surprise him or her at the it's a good idea to discuss the problem with your neighbors and
airport when they arrive home from their next trip.
tell them you're taking steps to eliminate it.
◆ Using bright red lipstick, write a special message to your
Determine when and for
partner that says "I love you."
how long your dog barks, and
◆ Watch the sunrise or sunset together.
what's causing him to bark. Is
◆ Wink at your partner from across the room at a random he left alone for long periods
moment and for no special reason other than you love
of time? Is his environment
barren, without playmates or
◆ Write a loving message on the bathroom mirror using anti- toys? Is he a young dog with
fog solution so that when the room fogs up from a shower,
few outlets for his energy? Is he a
your partner can see the message from you.
herding or sporting dog who needs a"job" to be happy?
Here are some tips: • Walk your
Easy Steps to Better Health
dog daily. • Teach him to fetch a ball or Frisbee. • Teach
Eat together at the table: People consume more when
commands for five to 10 minutes a day. • Take an obedience
eating in front of the TV. And foods eaten "on the go"
class with your dog. • Provide interesting toys to keep him busy
are generally higher in calories.
when you're not there. • When you have to leave for extended
Play with kids for at least 20 minutes a day. Ride a bike,
periods, take him to a "doggie day care" or have someone walk
jump rope, or play touch football or soccer. Visit
with him. • Teach him a "quiet" command. Interrupt his barking
www.caloriecontrol.org/exercalc.html to find out the
by shaking a can filled with pennies or squirting water at his
calories burned in various sports.
mouth with a spray bottle. This startles him into being quiet so
Focus on favorite foods. Instead of trying to give up your
you can reward him. • If he barks when you're home, call him
favorites, eat smaller portions or switch to lower-fat
to you and have him obey a command such as "sit." Praise him
versions. They can be just as good.
and give him a treat.
For more information, visit the Humane Society of the
Eat soup. Soup leaves you feeling full on fewer calories.
United States at
All About Allergies.
Gout: Coping with the Pain
It's that time of year again! The sniffling, sneezing, spring
Gout is one of the most painful forms of arthritis. It
time of year. Here is a general list of allergens: ❁ Dust
occurs when too much uric acid builds up in the body. For
(contains dust mites and finely ground particles from other
many people, the first attack of gout occurs in the big toe.
allergens such as pollen, mold and animal dander) ❁ Pollen
Often, the attack wakes a person from sleep. The toe is very
(trees, grasses, weeds) ❁ Fungi ❁ Furry animals (cats, dogs,
sore, red, warm, and swollen. Gout can cause: •
guinea pigs, gerbils, rabbits, and
• Swelling •
• Stiffness in joints.
other pets) ❁ Latex (rubber
You're more likely to have gout if you: •
gloves, toys, and balloons)
family members with the disease •
• Are a man •
❁ Foods such as cow's milk,
• Drink too much alcohol •
• Eat too many foods
eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy,
rich in purines, such as liver, dried bean and peas, anchovies,
• Have an enzyme defect that makes it hard for
The symptoms for aller-
the body to break down purines •
• Are exposed to lead in the
gies vary depending on what's
• Have had an organ transplant •
causing the reaction and the
medicines such as diuretics, aspirin, cyclosporine, or levodopa
part of the body affected. Symptoms can include:
• • Take the vitamin niacin.
• runny nose • tearing eyes, burning or itching eyes • red eyes •
To treat or prevent gout, consider these tips:
conjunctivitis • swollen eyes • itching nose, mouth, throat, skin,
• To help prevent future attacks, take the medicines your
or any other area • wheezing • coughing • difficulty breathing •
doctor prescribes. Carefully follow instructions about how
hives (skin wheals) • skin rashes • stomach cramps • vomiting •
much medicine to take and when to take it. • •Tell your doctor
diarrhea • headache
about all the medicines and vitamins you take. He or she can
Here are some do's and don'ts from the American
tell you if any of them increase your risk of hyperuricemia.
Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: ❁ Keep
Plan follow-up visits with your doctor to evaluate your
windows closed at night to prevent pollens or molds from
• Maintain a healthy, balanced diet. Avoid foods
drifting into your home. ❁ Minimize early morning activity
that are high in purines and drink plenty of fluids, especially
when pollen is usually emitted. ❁ Keep your car windows closed
water. Fluids help remove uric acid from the body. •
when traveling. ❁ Try to stay indoors when the pollen count or
Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy body weight. •
humidity is reported to be high, and on windy days when dust
Lose weight if you're overweight, but
and pollen are blown about. ❁ Take a vacation during the height
don't go on diets designed for quick or extreme loss of
of the pollen season to a more pollen-free area, such as the beach
weight because they increase uric acid levels in the blood.
or sea. ❁ Take medications prescribed by your allergist/
Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin. For more information on gout, visit
immunologist regularly and in the recommended dosage. ❁ If
you have bad allergies, don't mow lawns or be around freshlycut grass. Don't rake leaves, as this also stirs up molds. ❁ Avoidhanging sheets or clothing out to dry. Pollens and molds may
Prevent Nighttime Leg Cramps
collect in them. ❁ Don't grow too many or overwater indoor
Here are suggestions for preventing leg cramps
plants if you're allergic to mold. Wet soil encourages mold
before they happen: • Wear good shoes during the day.
Flat feet and other problems make people susceptible. Good
Source: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology,
footwear can compensate. • Loosen the covers. Tight coverscan press feet down and tighten muscles in the calf and on
Fever Blisters: Find Relief the bottom of the foot.
If you get a fever blister: • Keep them
• Stretch calf muscles
clean and dry to prevent bacterial infections. •
before bed to loosen them
Wash your hands often and avoid picking at
up. • Drink plenty of
the blister. • Eat a soft, bland diet to avoid
water, especially if
irritating the sores. • Avoid kissing other people.
you're active. You need
• Don't drink out of the same glass or use the
fluids to prevent dehy-
same utensils as others. • Try holding an ice cube or ice pack on
dration, which can cause
the fever blister for about five minutes. • Apply topical creams
or oitments as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.
Choices and Consequences
Give Out What You Want
While stopped at a traf-
fic light one day, I couldn'thelp but notice the little
What you choose to say and do will change your
life. What is more, it will become your life,affecting you and everyone around you. That is
girl who was peering out
because you possess one of the most powerful forces in the
the back window of the
world – the power of choice.
car in front of me. She
Making choices will bring consequences, whether good
looked disgruntled, out of
or bad. This may seem a little obvious, but why do people
sorts, and mad at the
fail to grasp this reality? Winning an academic scholarship,
world. It was obvious that
hitting a sales goal, and making a wise investment might be
she wasn't having a great
called "rewards," "profits," or even "luck,"
day. She could see that I
but in reality, they are simply the consequences of making
was looking at her, and
the right choices at the right time in your life.
she glared back at me.
This principle has been referred to as "sowing and
I decided to have a little fun with her and responded to her
reaping." Whatever it is you plant, whether it is physical,
scowl with a big smile. She wasn't amused, and she retaliated by
spiritual, mental, financial, relational, or emotional, it
sticking out her tongue at me and making a face at me. I just
will grow and someday come back to you in a multiplied
smiled back at her – a much bigger, warmer smile this time. It was
condition. It can be incredibly good or terribly bad –
obvious that she didn't know what to do since I responded to her
depending on the seed.
in an unexpected way. She was stumped and unsure of what to do
Minor Choices, Major Impact
next. I just continued to smile, and then I waved at her. Now the
You never know how large the impact may be from a
ball was in her court. Suddenly, she disappeared out of my view,
seemingly minor choice. I found this to be the case several
but when she reappeared, she was holding up her doll for me to
years ago on a family vacation when the cruise ship we were
see – and she was smiling too. We do, indeed, get back what we
on stopped briefly on the Cayman Islands. I asked the
captain, "Do you know of any place prettier than this?" He
I read something one time that said if you're dog-tired when
said it was the prettiest of the eight stops the ship would
you come home at night, maybe it's because you've been
make, so I replied, "OK, we'll get off here."
growling all day. The wisdom of the Golden Rule still holds
Little did we know that the Caymans would become the
true today. Radiate cheerfulness, a love of life, and a sincere
home office to several of our overseas businesses and prove
interest in others. Treat everyone with kindness, respect, and
to be one of the best choices we ever made, not to mention
loving compassion. If you want to have great days, what you give
the location for many meaningful relationships, unforget-
is what you'll get.
table times as a family, and great business deals. One choice,
Julie Alexander is a professional speaker who works with organiza-
with many positive consequences as a result.
tions that want to boost morale and people who want great days onand off the job. She is the author of Great Days: 50
If you hesitate to exercise your freedom of choice, others
Ways to Add Energy, Enthusiasm, & Enjoyment to Your Life and Make
will choose for you and tell you what to do, directing you
Life Count! – 50 Ways to Great Days. For more information, visit
toward their goals, not yours. Use your freedom of choiceto design a stronger, more positive self-image for yourself.
InSync® Moment – Getting Good Sleep
If you are fearful, choose courage. If you are timid, choose
Trouble sleeping? About an hour before bedtime, engage
to love people. If you frequently procrastinate, choose to
in relaxing activities. Turn off the television. Listen to
take action now. If you have always waited for others to
soothing music. Resolve differences. Record your thoughts
lead, choose to act on your own initiative now.
and concerns. Plan the upcoming day. Lower the room
Saying "yes" to one thing means saying "no" to another.
temperature and lights. Receive the benefits of
How wisely you use the power of choice is up to you!
physical stamina, mental clarity, and emotional
Paul J. Meyer was a successful entrepreneur and author of personal and
stability from healthy sleep.
professional improvement programs, courses, and books, including hislatest book, Forgiveness. The Ultimate Miracle. For more information,
Susan Pilgrim, Ph.D., author of Living InSync®. Contact her
visit his website at
at 1-877-InSync® (1-877-467-9627) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do the Drill for Fitness
Relief for an Aching Back
while back I gave my medical doctor a copy of my
Want to get stronger and burn more calories? A half-hour
first book, Pushing Yourself to Power, and the
walk each day is a good start, but adding special drills will make
other day he told me he has been using one of my
you stronger and help you to burn more calories.
favorite Isometric exercises to help certain patients who
The Running Center in New York City suggests these drills
have bad backs. It is a simple exercise that strengthens the
be used two days a week. First warm up by walking briskly for
back muscles and is also excellent for stretching and limber-
10 minutes. Then stretch your calves and hamstrings. Continue
ing up. Many of his patients have reported phenomenal
with 30 minutes of brisk walking broken into 10-minute
relief from back soreness. I'm not offering this as medical
segments. Between each segment try one of the two-minute
advice (always check with
drills below, then cool down by walking for five minutes.
your medical practitioner
▲ Drill 1: March for 30 seconds. Walk lifting your knees
regarding your physical
high, thighs parallel to the ground. Use a bent-arm swing.
Then walk normally for one minute and march again
offering this as an effective
for 30 seconds.
exercise for strengthening
▲ Drill 2: Do butt kicks for 30 seconds: Step forward and kick
your back muscles.
the opposite foot toward your butt. Use a bent-arm swing.
My doctor modified
Walk normally for one minute, then butt kick for another
my exercise to be devel-
oped at your own pace and to be done regularly for the rest
▲ Drill 3: Skip for 30 seconds. Skip high and let your arms
of your life. Here's how it's done: Place an open newspaper
swing. Walk normally for one minute, then skip again for 30
on the floor (for a clean place for your face and to read while
doing the exercise). Lie on your stomach with your hands atyour side and get comfortable for 10–20 seconds. Then liftyour chest up off the floor so you can read the newspaper.
Let's Play Ball. Safely!
Hold this position until you're tired, then lie back down on
To avoid injuries
the floor. Completely relax! Let your body melt into the
while playing baseball
floor and rest for
or softball, follow
20–30 seconds. Re-
"Keep your back muscles
these safety tips from
peat the lifting and
strong, and your body will
sports and health or-
relaxing for a total
of three times.
thank you for it. "
Always wear all the
required safety gear ev-
day for a week and listen to your body
ery time you play or practice.
and back. If you feel okay, increase the workout by bringingup your hands into a "stick 'em up" position. Now lift your
Warm up and stretch before playing or practicing.
chest and hands and hold it with a stopwatch in your hand
If you have an injury, see a doctor. Follow all the doctor's
to click "on" as you lift up and click "off" as
orders for recovery, and get the doctor's okay before
you relax. Repeat three times and note the combined total
returning to play.
time. The next day, lift a total of two seconds longer.
Make sure first aid is available at all games and practices.
Continue adding two seconds every day (which makes for an
additional minute every month) until you're able to lift for
Talk to and watch your child's coach. Coaches should
a total of five minutes.
enforce all the rules of the game, encourage safe play, and
Continue five-minute lifts every other day. forever!
understand the special injury risks that young players
Keep your back muscles strong, and your body will
face. Make sure your child's coach teaches players how
thank you for it.
to avoid injury when sliding (prohibits head first slidingin young players), pitching, or dodging a ball pitched
John Peterson is a lifelong fitness expert, the founderof Bronze Bow Publishing, and the author of Pushing Yourself to
directly at them.
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Keep baseball and softball fun. Putting too much focus on
fitness, and wellness. For more infor-mation of John Peterson and
winning can add unnecessary stress.
Transformetrics, visit or call 1-866-724-8200.
Protect Against Window Falls
Coping with Grief
According to the National Mental Health Association,
According to the National Safety Council, preventing falls
grief is the normal response of sorrow, emotion, and confu-
out of windows is very important. Here are several safety
sion that comes from losing someone or something important
tips to remember: • When doing spring repairs, make sure
to you. It's a natural part of life.
that your windows aren't painted or nailed shut. (You must
Grief is a typical reaction to death, divorce, job loss, a
be able to open them to escape in an emergency.) • When
move away from family and friends, or loss of good health
opening windows for ventilation, open windows that a child
due to illness. People who are grieving may experience these
can't reach. • Set and enforce rules about keeping children's
symptoms: • •an empty and numb
play away from windows or
feeling, as if they're in
patio doors. Falling through
the glass can be fatal or cause
sea, trouble breathing
serious injury. • Keep furni-
• muscle weakness • •dry
ture – or anything children can
mouth • • trouble sleep-
climb on – away from win-
ing and eating •
dows. • If you're considering
issues – angry at a situ-
installing window guards or
ation, a particular per-
window fall prevention de-
son, or just angry in
vices, be aware that the win-
dow guards you install must
guilt often expressed in
have a release mechanism so
"I could have, I should
that they can be opened for
have, and I wish I would have" statements •
• strange dreams
escape in a fire emergency. Consult with your local fire
or nightmares •
• absentmindedness •
• withdrawing socially
department or building code official to determine proper
• lack of desire to return to work.
window guard placement. • Never install window unit air
For some people, grief lasts a few months. For others,
conditioners in windows that may be needed for escape or rescue
grieving may take years. The length of time spent grieving
in an emergency. • Place shrubs and soft edging
is different for each person. There are many reasons for the
like wood chips or grass beneath windows to lessen the
differences, including personality, health, coping style,
impact if a fall does occur. Note: Be sure and teach your children
culture, family background, and life experiences. The time
how to safely use a window to escape from your home in case
spent grieving also depends on the relationship with the
person lost and how prepared they were for the loss.
How to Stay Safe After Dark
Here are tips on dealing with grief: •
• Accept the loss
• Work through and feel the physical and emotional pain of
Night driving can be challenging and hazardous. In fact,
• Realize that grief has no timetable. Your emotions
traffic deaths are three times greater at night than during the
may come and go for weeks, months, or even years. •
day. Consider these night-driving tips from the Na-
about your loss and take the time to seek comfort from friends
tional Safety Council:
and family who will listen. •
• Forgive yourself for all of the
◆ Keep your headlights, tail lights, and signal lights clean,
things you believe you should have said or done.
and make sure headlights are properly aimed.
• Remember to maintain a healthy diet and exercise.
◆ Don't drink and drive. Drinking impairs driving ability,
• Engage in activities you enjoy – read a good book, listen to
is a depressant, and induces fatigue.
your favorite music, go to a ball game, or rent a movie.
◆ Turn lights on early in the day.
• Prepare for holidays and anniversaries. Many people feel
◆ Reduce speed at night and increase following distance.
especially "blue" during some holidays, and on the anniver-
sary date of the death of a friend or loved one. Make plans to
Don't overdrive your headlights. You should be able to
be with friends and family members at these times.
stop inside the illuminated area.
• Adjust to living in a world without the person or item lost.
◆ Keep your headlights on low beams when following
• Move on with life. •
• Seek professional counseling to help
you through some of the challenges of grieving.
◆ If you're too tired to drive, pull off the road and rest.
Source: SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center,
Fuel Your Body Up on Fiber
When it comes to apples, the
iber helps your body stay healthy
• Brown rice • Oatmeal • Popcorn
good news gets better all the time.
and may prevent heart disease.
• Multiple-grain cereals, cooked or dry
Apples can preserve memory and
Soluble fiber, which is found in
• 100% Whole-wheat bread
help to prevent asthma, cancer, dia-
oats, barley, beans, apples, oranges and
❖ Eat bran cereal for breakfast. Check
betes, and heart disease.
other fruits and vegetables, may help
labels on food packages for the amounts
Researchers at the University of
prevent heart disease by lowering LDL,
of dietary fiber in each brand. Some
Massachusetts Lowell say the big
or "bad" cholesterol levels. Set a goal to
cereals may have less fiber than you
news about apples right now is its
eat 20 to 35 grams of fiber
possible ability to keep Alzheimer's
every day. The best
disease away. Apples can increase
way to do this is to
production of the neurotransmitter
consume a wide va-
acetylcholine, resulting in improved
memory. Neurotransmitters are also
grains, nuts, seeds,
vital for good health throughout the
as cooked cereal,
beans, fruits and
body. (The University of Massachu-
setts study mostly used apple juice.)
Here are tips
Apples are the best source of
can also add oats
from the American
quercetin, an antioxidant that pro-
to meatloaf, breads
Academy of Family
tects brain cells against oxidative
Physicians and American
stress. This is a tissue-damaging
❖ Include more fiber in your eating
process associated with Alzheimer's
plan by adding vegetables to stews and
Eat at least five servings of fruits and
vegetables each day. Fruits and veg-
Drinking two cups of apple juice
etables that are high in fiber include:
❖ Add fruit on cereal or eat fruit as a
or eating three apples a day boosts
• Apples • Berries • Figs • Oranges
snack and in salads.
production of quercetin. C.Y. Lee,
• Pears • Prunes • Broccoli • Brussels
❖ Eat cooked beans each week.
professor and chairman of the De-
sprouts • Carrots • Cauliflower • Green
Note: Be sure to drink more fluids
partment of Food Science & Tech-
when you increase the amount of fiber you
nology at Cornell University, says
❖ Replace white bread with whole-grain eat. Liquids help your body digest fiber
apples are among the best choices for
breads and cereals. Eat brown rice
better. Try to drink 8-10 glasses of water
fighting Alzheimer's disease.
instead of white rice. Eat more of the
each day – and even more when you
Lee says people should eat more
following foods: • Bran muffins
exercise or travel by air.
apples, especially fresh ones. RedDelicious has a very high antioxi-dant content. Be sure to eat the skin.
It can have six times more antioxi-
Using a sharp, serrated knife, cut a
dants than the flesh. Apples are also
horizontal pocket in each bread slice; cut
well-known cancer fighters and heart
close to the edges but leave crusts intact.
4 – 2-inch thick pieces whole grain
In a small bowl, mash the banana with a
protectors. They reduce risk of dia-
fork. Fold in the strawberries and peanut butter. Using a spoon, stuff
betes, asthma, and tooth loss.
1 ripe banana, sliced
each piece of bread with the banana/strawberry mixture; fill until
1 cup strawberries, sliced
stuffed, but not falling out of bread. In a shallow bowl, lightly beat
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
the egg and egg whites with milk, salt, honey, and cinnamon. Dip
the stuffed bread in the egg mixture and let soak about five minutes,
turning occasionally, until egg mixture is absorbed. Spray a large cast-
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Fruits and Veggies
Learning the ABCs of Autism
utism knows no racial, ethnic,
Know when it pays to buy organic
social boundaries, family in-
food products to reduce your expo-sure to pesticides and other additives,
Acome, lifestyle, or educational
levels. It can affect any family and any
when it might sometimes pay, and
child. It's a complex developmental
when it's a waste of your money.
disability that usually appears during the
Go organic when you can to
first three years of life. It affects the
replace these Most Contami-
normal functioning of the brain, im-
nated Fruits and Veggies:
pacting development in social interac-
autism are great, and families frequently
tion and communication skills.
experience high levels of stress. Recogniz-
Someone with autism may show
ing and preparing yourself for the chal-
some of the following traits: • Insis-
lenges that are in store will make a tremen-
• Imported grapes • Peaches
tence on sameness and a resistance to
dous difference to all involved, including
change • Difficulty in expressing needs,
the parents, siblings, grandparents, extended
• Red raspberries
using gestures or pointing instead of
family, and friends.
words • Repeating words or phrases in
While there's no cure for autism,
place of normal, responsive language
there are treatment and education approaches
Unless price is no object,
• Laughing and/or crying for no appar-
that may reduce some of the challenges
choose conventionally grown
ent reason • Preference to being alone
associated with the disability. Intervention
produce from these Least Con-
• Tantrums • Difficulty in mixing with
may help to lessen disruptive behaviors,
taminated Fruits and Veggies
others • Not wanting to cuddle or be
and education can teach
(pesticide residues are virtually
cuddled • Little or no eye contact
self-help skills that allow for greater inde-
• Unresponsive to normal teaching meth-
pendence. But just as there is no one symp-
ods • Sustained odd play • Spinning
tom or behavior that identifies autistic
objects • Obsessive attachment to objects
children, there is no single treatment. Chil-
• Apparent over-sensitivity or under-
dren can learn to function within the con-
sensitivity to pain • No real fears of
fines of their disability, but treatment must
danger • Noticeable physical over-activ-
be tailored to a child's individual behaviors
ity or extreme under-activity
Non responsive to verbal cues.
Source: Autism Society of American. For more
information and helpful tips on autism, visit
The demands of raising a child with
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