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2 Freelancers Hired!

BOSTON, MA January 19, 2018 – It’s official . . . New Products International has hired two freelancers to handle all Press Releases. This news comes on the heals of . . . New Products International is a booming enterprise . . .

If you would like more information about this news or information about the company, please call Donna Milner, Customer Relations at 000-000-0000, or email today.



Although California falls into the category of higher priced vacation destinations in the US, there are affordable options. The following is a quick list of Los Angeles Fun on a Budget options.

FISHING: If you’re looking for activities to focus a short attention span, the LA River may be the answer. Although parts of the river are dry due to drought, there is water to be found.

Anyone over 16 will need to grab a license at a local sporting goods store.

BIKING: California offers miles of free biking trails and low-cost rentals. For LA fun on a budget, the varied terrain can’t be beat; from miles of ocean paths to high desert and mountain biking.

HIKING: From Malibu to Long Beach, California offers a myriad of options when it comes to scenic hikes.

MUSEUMS: Many Los Angeles area museums offer free days once each month. Be sure to check dates and times online, or call, before heading out.

PARKS & PICNICS: From Malibu to Pasadena, the Los Angeles area boasts some of the most amazing, free play parks in the country. With gas money and picnic sandwiches you could keep the kids busy all day while keeping to your plan, Los Angeles on a Budget [Even With Kids].

Armed with this information any family should be able to enjoy Los Angeles on a Budget, even with kids!


The Question IS NOT: Are We Consuming Pesticides?
The Question IS: What Amount of Pesticides Are We Consuming?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the responsibility of deciding what amount of pesticide residue is allowable in the food we eat. Although most American’s would say, “Zero,” that is not the sentiment of the FDA.

Among environmentalists, there is a continued cry against Monsanto, the makers of Roundup pesticides and other products, due to the widespread use of their pesticides in farming. Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide found in Roundup. It is used to kill weeds, especially broadleaf weeds and grasses known to compete with commercial crops. In July of 2013, the EPA made the decision to increase the allowable residue of glyphosate by 200%. Increasing the amount of pesticide we are consuming.

This controversial herbicide and active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup is already found in many of the fruits and vegetables that Americans eat. In an article for Global Research California, Professor Don Huber warned “ignoring potential non-target detrimental side effects of any chemical, especially used as heavily as glyphosate, may have dire consequences for agriculture such as rendering soils infertile, crops non-productive, and plants less nutritious. To do otherwise might well compromise not only agricultural sustainability, but also the health and well-being of animals and humans.”

Although it is advised to wash all fruit thoroughly before consumption, glyphosate and other pesticide ingredients have been proven to seep deeper into fruit and vegetables. According to the majority of research done on the matter, the facts prove that we are consuming pesticides in the American diet.

Ignoring the research, this one decision by the EPA gives more reason than ever to lean toward organic choices at the market. As more of us demand organic, increasing the demand, supplies will increase, and prices will even out. Although the prices are currently higher, organic still seems the only healthy choice.


ORGANIC: Healthy or Not Healthy?

Many of us think we’re making healthy decisions at the grocery store. We may actually be uninformed, or misinformed, on the actual meaning of common terms used on labels. My produce choices would be from the organic section, believing that they are pesticide-free. That would be a mistake.

Although organic foods are not necessarily pesticide-free, the substances used are more natural in origin such as soaps, lime sulfur or hydrogen peroxide. To label a product “organic” there are limits to the natural substances that can be used as pesticides in their production. For instance, natural chemicals like arsenic, strychnine and tobacco dust (nicotine sulfate) are prohibited. Aside from tobacco, you may wonder why these “chemicals” would be considered natural. Arsenic is found in many minerals, usually in conjunction with sulfur and metals, and also as a pure elemental crystal. Strychnine is most commonly found in the seeds of the Strychnos nux-vomica tree. Because these items are grown or formed, and not manufactured, they are considered natural.
Other terms commonly used on US food labels can be much more confusing. I believed the term “free-range” to have some connotation to organic, as in eggs. But, after some research, I found that the term only means that the animal was allowed to roam for food and was not consistently penned. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does little or nothing to regulate those claiming to raise free-range animals. There is no limit to the amount of time or space that any animal is allowed to roam in search of food.

There is also very little regulation on the term “natural” when used on meat or poultry labels. The FDA regulations do state that the products can contain no artificial ingredients or added color. On the other hand, the regulations further state that the product may be “minimally” processed. Hence, not natural, by my definition.

Another extremely common ingredient on so many labels is “natural flavorings.” I was warned quite some time ago by a nutritionist that natural flavorings were not natural. After my own investigation I found that the official government definition is, “the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive, protein hydrolysate, distillate, or any product of roasting, heating or enzymolysis, which contains the flavoring constituents derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof, whose significant function in food is flavoring rather than nutritional,” 21CFR101.22. Quite a confusing explanation. Just keep in mind that both artificial and natural flavors are made by “flavorists” in a laboratory by blending either “natural” chemicals to create “natural flavorings” or “synthetic” chemicals to create artificial flavorings.

Attempting to eat right, or feed our children healthy foods, seems to becoming more and more difficult. Reading labels and understanding them is essential.



First and most noticeable, exercise controls your weight. Excess weight of just a few pounds may be just a nuisance, or a danger. Any excess weight can effect your health, but the more you carry, the more dangerous it can be. Excess pounds are scientifically proven to increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain cancers. Other studies show the increased risk of gout and gallstones. Regular exercise, at least 30 minutes a day is proven to decrease these risk factors greatly, while improving your overall self image.
Exercise has also been shown to decrease stress levels. Research has proven repeatedly that people involved in regular physical activity suffer less from anxiety and depression. Some research is being done regarding links between exercise and chemicals in the brain. It has been known for quite some time that endorphins, happy hormones, are released during physical activity. Other chemical reactions are being studied that are associated with stress, anxiety, and depression. Many psychologists believe the exercise decreased the symptoms of depression and anxiety by strengthening the body's ability to respond to stress.
Exercise has also been found to boost energy levels, affect sleep patterns positively and even affect sexual enjoyment. There are no studies that have been publicized that a sedentary life style is healthier than an active one. Any way you look at it, moving is better than sitting. If necessary, take it slow. Find something you enjoy. Start with a short walk then increase the distance and the difficulty of the terrain. Dig your bike out of the spider webs or by a used one online. The important thing is to start moving and don’t stop.

If you have not been exercising regularly, then it would be advisable to seek medical advice before starting an exercise program, especially for the sick or overweight individual.

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