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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

PowerFoods's Top PowerFoods!
Apples~ Boosts Immunity
Broccoli~ Fights Wrinkles
Parmesan Cheese~ Strengthens Bones
Dark Chocolate~ Stops Stress and Fights Disease

Whole Grain Pasta~ Boosts Energy
Avocado~ Helps Flatten Your Belly
Red Pepper~Protects Your Eyes
Lentils~ Builds Iron

Try and incorporate these superfoods into your daily meals!
Each food carries amazing health benefits! 

What are your favorite health foods?!

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Saturday, July 24, 2010


I love reading horoscopes and I thought these health related horoscopes were perfect for the Health loving UrbanFlamingo reader! Enjoy!

21 March - 20 April
Aries are generally slim, tall and have strong bones and thick shoulders. Many of you have a long face and neck sharp eyesight and dark eyebrows. Cleaver Aries rules the brain and head including the ears eyes and nose. It also rules the cranium, bones of the face, teeth, pineal gland and optic nerves. So if you want to keep ahead look after everything above the shoulders. The head is also the area of the body that is most susceptible to illness. Headaches, neuralgia and migraines are common Aries complaints. Aires often have bad teeth get acne during adolescence and male Aries tend to bald early.
During late the last few years and throughout last year you often felt that life is a frustrating struggle. You've carried more than your fair share of commitment and responsibility. People born under the sign of Aries are active bold and impulsive and this last period of restriction has weighed heavy upon you. Your fiery nature just hates to be held in check. So you'll be pleased to know that things will start to change by the spring. The very beginning of the year is still a little sluggish but the demands on you will slowly but consistently lessen. By mid June you will notice that life has become much more easy going and the demands on you will seem far less. By the end of the coming year you will feel less restless and look back knowing that you have worked hard, made changes and achieved a lot. the coming year lays strong foundations for the long term future.
Your health should be good but take care in March and April when Mars travels through your sign. You may need to make a deliberate decision to unwind. You've a busy year ahead so make sure there's some space for yourself particularly around mid October. You'll be generally healthy and will have some good news about someone else's health in September.

Celebrity Aries: Diana Ross, Elton John, Timothy Dalton

21 April - 20 May
Taureans are generally have a short stout body and many are overweight. Broad brows, large eyes and thick lips are usual and many Taureans are known for their pouting lips and wide mouth. Taureans are usually very good looking. Taurus rules the neck, throat, larynx, tonsils and lower jaw. Also it rules the thyroid, tongue and vocal cord. Many Taureans are prone to goitre, croup tonsillitis and other illnesses of the throat. And at the other extreme may get constipated!
You love luxury and security but both these things seen to have been in short supply during much of last year. So its not surprising that the beginning of this year saw you ready to charge ahead and make sure that you get exactly what you want. This dynamic mood will last right through March. You are normally quite a patient person but April sees this tested to the limit when Mercury is retrograde. Mars in your sign during most of May gives you extra energy to achieve your goals but not until Saturn enters your sign in July do you really know what you want long term. Initiatives taken in September bear fruit in December which is the month when you'll be most lucky and attract lots of people into your social circle. You'll be making a lot of changes this year, they'll involve a lot of hard work but will most definitely be for the best.
You have a busy year ahead and must take a break and recharge yourself now ready for the period ahead. April is a month when your energy is very low but overall the coming year is a year when you feel very active. The first part of the year was so busy that you may occasionally have been so stressed-out that you indulged in overeating. You'll continue to pile on the pounds but will diet in June- and with powerful Saturn as your taskmaster you'll keep to it. Some Taureans may suffer aches and pains in their joints and be particularly careful of strains in November.

Celebrity Taurus: Jack Nicholson, Barbra Streisand, Queen Elizabeth

21 May - 21 June
Most Geminis are tall upright and strong with a sanguine complexion and hazel eyes and very dark hair. Many have long arms and legs with short fleshy hands. Gemini women have magnificent eyes! The sign of Gemini rules the arms hands fingers and shoulders. The lungs, thymus and bronchial tubes as well as the nervous system are all governed by Gemini as is the spine and dorsal region. The health areas to watch are connected with the lung including asthma, bronchitis and the common cold.
A year of opportunity after a somewhat disappointing last year. Your career is now well aspected and there's some wonderful good luck coming your way. And there's some unexpected surprises too when Neptune joins forces with Uranus in your 9th Solar House. You may feel inclined to break with tradition and sometimes people just won't know how to interpret your behaviour. And with this comes a serious warning. You will be tempted to put material considerations above everything. Don't, or you could see the break up of a relationship that means a great deal to you. Irritating as it is, you just have to come down to earth from time to time and let people know that you care.
You are a born worrier and are prone to stress and tension. The hectic pace this year means that more than ever you must take time out to unwind. During June, July and September your energy resources are stretched to the limit. Short holidays or the occasional weekend break may be just enough to cool your hothead approach. It's pressure, pressure and more pressure but most of this is of your own making so it can be kept under control. Why not take up a part-time sport such as swimming? It can be a gentle way to keep fit and relieve those aches and pains.

CELEBRITY GEMINI : Clint Eastwood, Marilyn Monroe, Tom Jones

22 June - 21 July
Cancerians are usually of a small stature but are strong and well set. Their complexion is sometimes pale and they have a round face with small features. They often have a delicate voice, brown hair but terrible teeth. Their upper body is usually stronger than their lower. Cancer rules the stomach diaphragm and upper liver. More interesting it also rules the breast and this is where the Cancerian health is most noticed. Illnesses you should watch out for include any weaknesses connected with the stomach.
Emotions have been running high in your life for sometime now and you've recently been finding it hard to express your point of view. You have also been taken advantage of for a long time and you feel tired out because you've been doing everyone else's work as well as your own. This trend is likely to continue through March unless you put your foot down right now and say 'no'. You love your home but sometimes even you want to get out of your shell and feel a little freedom which is great because the coming year sees plenty of opportunity for travel in nearly every month except July and December. August could take you overseas on a long and very special journey. The moon will be influencing you throughout the coming year making you moody but also opens the door to travel. Make no major decisions on the eclipse on 6th September.
Long term health problems are finally dealt with during the coming year. If you've been on a waiting list your turn for attention finally arrives and the results look promising. You are also likely to take more control of your own health and may start cutting out the junk food and start munching fresh fruit and vegetables with lots of wholemeal bread. You may also loose some weight as well! Your natural sensitivity makes you prone to tension, usually because you get too involved with everyone else's problems, so make sure you take some time out that's just for you.

CELEBRITY CANCER: Harrison Ford, Meryl Streep, Tom Stoppard

23 July - 22 August
Leos generally have a large noble body with broad shoulders and an oval face. They often have natural blonde hair or will dye it blond. They are quick sighted and have a strong resolute voice. Leo rules the heart dorsal spine and nerves as well as the blood circulation, spleen and wrists. Back problems are a common Leonine complaint so you must always take special care when lifting.
This year the emphasis has shifted shift from material concerns to matters of the heart. As the trend continues, you still don't feel ready for this shift in emphasis but, mark my words, soon you'll be pleased it happened. the coming year is an emotional roller coaster but with more ups than downs. If you're single brace yourself for fun but some Leos may experience difficulties with long term relationships. However all Leos will start walking with a spring in their step and will smile a lot more than in last year. Now the warnings: For some there may be a parting of the ways but if your relationship is strong you have nothing to fear. Be particularly careful in August. Its an exciting time ahead but don't take too many chances.
You are liable to neglect your health because you are so involved in sorting out so many things during the coming year. Please pay attention to health worries and see the doctor if you're unsure about a complaint. This would be a good year to make positive improvements in your lifestyle. Eat better, take some walks, calm down, give up smoking and soon you'll be glowing with health.

CELEBRITY LEO: Mick Jagger, Princess Anne, Madonna

23 August - 22 September
Most of you have a middle stature are slender and have a dark complexion and dark brown hair. Virgos often have round faces, delicate features and a small shrill voice. You have a well-composed body. The sign of Virgo rules the abdominal organs, duodenum and the bowls- not very flattering I know but some sign's got to rule these areas. However, Virgo also governs the fingernails and many of you have nails that a girl would kill for. Your health worries are normally connected with bowels so make sure you get your fibre.
You started the year with a feeling that at last you're regaining control over a situation that was beginning to run out of control. The radical changes are behind you and now, at last, you can begin to feel more settled. You may have experienced some health problems which are now on the mend. Work too has been fraught with problems but it's your organisational skills that will restore order this year. The second half of the year is best for you. By then everything will have clicked into place.
You're still on the mend from a difficult health period from just before Christmas last year and were still a little prone to illness in the first part of the year. Be sure to wrap up warm because you may be prone to colds particularly in May. And take plenty of vitamins and minerals. Virgoans seem to have a natural affinity with natural healing techniques so look into this for a further boost. By the end of spring you'll be well on the mend and by September you'll feel fitter than ever.

CELEBRITY VIRGO: Lauren Bacall, Sean Connery, Michael Jackson

23 September - 23 October
Tall and elegant with a round face Librans steel the show in the beauty stakes. Many have auburn hair a clear complexion and bright blue eyes. The sign of Libra governs the adrenals, kidneys, and the vasomotor system which are probably beautiful too bur unfortunately can't be seen. However Libra also governs the skin which means you'll remain beautiful into old age. The illnesses you must guard against include kidney complaints and bladder disorders.
This influence of Uranus in your chart throughout the coming year means that this is a year of surprises. You started the year on a low ebb with a lack of energy but by now the year has gathered momentum. Uranus will also make you feel creative and this year is the one to start those creative projects that you've always had to put off. It may be designing yourself a new look to the house or even painting that masterpiece you've always wanted to try to do. You're going to be a lot more communicative and may overcome your biggest fault: stubbornness. This is a year when there'll be news of babies and newly married Librans may plan a family this year. A generally fortunate year but watch out for those temper fits particularly through Spring. There are travel opportunities shown in May, July, August and September.
With a positive and cheery influence of Jupiter in your sign you'll be feeling full of vitality throughout the coming year. You may even enjoy a sport of some kind and will brim over with energy. But there's a down side too. You must also discipline yourself for your stars also suggest overindulgence so keep away from too many sweets and keep the lid on the secret sherry or you'll pile on the pounds. So long as you're strong willed you'll sail through the year healthy. Be especially careful in early September.

CELEBRITY LIBRA: Cliff Richard, Julie Andrews, Fergie

23 October - 21 November
Most Scorpios are strong and robust. They have broad faces dusty complexions and brown bush hair. Their eyes are generally dark and they have thick necks. On the down side their legs are often bowed and have a tendency to be hairy. But that's probably other Scorpios- not you. The sign of Scorpio governs the bladder colon, prostate and nasal bones. And, surprise, surprise, it governs the sexual organs. Scorpios must be careful of hernias and may suffer from menstrual disorders.
The last few years have not been easy but you may have noticed that the pressure began to ease from February onward. You still tended to brood over issues and are still much too cynical. This has mainly been because you've found it so hard to get your message across and can sometimes get infuriated by other people's seeming stupidity. The rest of the coming year sees you being much more tolerant and easy going . Your dealings with the world will become much more straight forward and you'll simplify your life to make everything so much easier. This year you will turn over a new leaf and see the way ahead with far greater clarity.
A persistent health problem, particularly those connected with bones and joints, will be eased this year. The planets point to recovery from illness and healing powers are at work within your life. A particularly positive month is shown for December when you or somebody close sees a great health improvement. Try to take it easy during March and April for you may feel that your energy reserves are low during these two months.

CELEBRITY SCORPIO: John Cleese, Julia Roberts, Hillary Clinton

22 November - 21 December
Sagittarians are active and usually strong and tall. They are good looking with fine clear eyes. They often have chestnut hair and a Grecian nose. They look at their best with a sun tan. Sagittarius governs the hip thighs and the sciatic nerve which are often areas of complaint for you. You have both strong bones and muscles.
You have been experiencing a tough time and unfortunately the trend continues for a little while longer. You are naturally restless and love freedom but have experienced a long period of restraint. Although at the moment you may feel that you're stuck in a rut you will notice that life is becoming more and more exciting as the year progresses. March offers opportunity for major change with journeys at this time shown. By the end of April your life has undergone a subtle transformation and you're feeling far more optimistic. July until December brings opportunities for travel and, if you plan to move home, this is an excellent time to do it. You will work hard this year but look forwards to an affluent and expansive time from November onwards.
The planets and stars still hold you in check making you feel restless and sometimes moody. You may be prone to illnesses connected with movement such as muscular aches and pains, arthritis and rheumatism. Also bones and teeth may give trouble. So take extra care and keep yourself as supple as you can. Walks and light exercise will bring benefits and drink plenty of calcium rich milk to keep your teeth and bones it peak condition.

CELEBRITY SAGITTARIUS: Stephen Spielberg, Paul Nicholas, Tina Turner

22 December - 22 January
Tall slender and with a long face can be very attractive. They often have dark hair a slightly sloping forehead and a long neck. On the down side you suffer from weak knees and legs. And small is beautiful when it comes to a Capricorns breasts. Capricorn rules the bones joints and knee-cap. Your biggest health enemies are rheumatism and dislocations of the knee and leg.
Saturn has moved into the practical area of your solar chart which heralds a time of stability. The first part of the year saw you making domestic and financial compromises and you are now working on plans that will set the trend for many years ahead. This year is a good time to make improvements to the home. By the summer months you'll feel the need for change and will channel your energy into new projects. Travel will be high on the agenda at this time. The latter part of the year is a good time for study and learning new skills. You may write and receive many letters this year particularly from younger people. November and December are times when you may need to free yourself from a commitment that has become a burden.
Your vitality has been low when the Sun recently formed an adverse angle with Saturn and a similar negative trend with Pluto comes in June. So next time take it easy and recharge your batteries. Your general physical health is good this year but you may be prone to stress. The important guideline for the year ahead is to rest properly whenever you can so that you don't burn yourself out from over-work.

CELEBRITY CAPRICORN: Rowan Atkinson, Mel Gibson, Annie Lennox

2 January - 18 February
You will rarely see a short Aquarian. Some of you are also well set and maybe a little fat but generally Aquarians are fairly healthy people. Often Aquarians have a delicate fair complexion but not pale. Hazel eyes and sandy or dark flaxen hair are common Aquarian characteristics. Aquarius governs the calves, circulation and breath. Your health problems are usually caused by accidents when your ruling planet Uranus plays havoc. There are many times when you should be more careful.
Destiny has some surprises in store for the rest of this year as Uranus the planet of change becomes even more firmly embedded in your sign. In the beginning of the year the planetary activity was such that you had to move like lightening to take advantage of the good luck that came your way. Now you will sometimes find it hard to keep up with the frantic pace you've set yourself.. Neptune entered your chart recently increasing your natural humanitarian tendencies but at the same time making you prone to overindulgence. The pace will slow down for a while in May and you must especially slow down in September. By December you'll be full of self-confidence and surprised at how you ever found the energy to get through such a hectic year.
Hurry, worry and curry are your biggest health threats this year. You'll be dashing around and bolting your food so don't be surprised if you suffer from stomach upsets and indigestion. Try to avoid the junk food and rich sauces. Horrible as it sounds you'd be better off with a high fibre diet with lots of fruit and vegetables. But my warnings fall on deaf ears for within a week you'd have forgotten what I've told you and be gulping your food, drink, sweets and indigestion tablets.

CELEBRITY AQUARIUS: Burt Reynolds' Oprah Winfrey, Paul Newman

19 February - 20 March
If eyes are the windows to the soul the then Piscean eyes say it all. Your dreamy eyes are almost hypnotic and can cast spells. Piscean complexions are usually pale and most Piscean people are short and sometimes thick set. Many of you have a bad posture standing with a stooping gait and a clumsy step. Yoga is the perfect activity for you. Pisces rules the feet, toes and lymphatic system. Your health concerns are often about boils, bunions and chilblains.
Last year was a trying period when you had to sort out everyone else's problems but had no time to sort out your own. But already you've discovered that this year is a time of expansion and growth in every area of your life. You'll also have a little more time to pamper yourself. It is important that you take a positive attitude and be prepared to overcome your natural indecision and for once be the instigator of new ideas. Jupiter the planet of luck and laughter entered your sign in February so you have no excuses this year for looking so glum. This year you'll take chances and land on your feet. You know that you can do it.
Luck is on your side this year and good omens are to be found the health area of your chart. It is as if the planets protect you and keep you from harm. There is little more I can say except that you must be careful of minor accidents in March and September. But this is of little consequence, the trends suggest that you'll be healthy this year and, in the unlikely event that you do get ill, will make a speedy recovery.

CELEBRITY PISCES: Michael Cain, Elizabeth Taylor, Glen Close
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