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Food Additives You Need to Avoid!

Cater Sydney by entertaining family, friends, colleagues or clients with beautiful food and service that sparkles, no matter what the occasion. The Processed Food Industry (from fast food restaurants to the huge factories that create and package processed foods) is really only concerned about one thing… their corporate profits.

It’s a numbers game… and the sad fact is that growing and distributing fresh, healthy food is far more expensive per unit than manufacturing packaged food products that are ready-to-eat or “instant” or very easy to prepare… and that can sit on a shelf (in the store or in your pantry) for long periods of time without spoiling (“shelf-life”).

To create these modern nutritional marvels requires a great deal of tampering with the original food (if there ever was one), and numerous “added ingredients” as well as a bunch of food preservatives. And let’s not forget artificial colors, flavors and pesticides.

Let me let you in on a little secret… The bottom line to staying healthy & fit is to stick to a healthy diet… and nothing is healthier than eating organically grown fruit and vegetables.

Often referred to as “Raw Food,” organically grown and pesticide-free produce has been proven to be the safest and healthiest food for the human body. It is naturally filled with nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

So here’s a list of Food Additives that you really need to avoid!

1. Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

Every so often a new “buzz word” is discovered by the news media whenever they talk about health or fitness issues. Until recently, the most often heard health topic in the news concerned Cholesterol levels.

Granted, Cholesterol is still an important issue and concern for many people (especially Boomers); but the newest kid (buzz word) on the block seems to be Trans Fat.

Does that mean anything to you? It should if you’re one of the millions who have fallen for the margarine trap. Or if you enjoy having a “packaged” muffin or pastry with your coffee in the morning, you need to know the hard cold facts about the dangers of eating foods containing partially hydrogenated vegetable oil.

It’s made by using a process in which vegetable oil is “infused” with hydrogen. When that occurs, the level of polyunsaturated oils (a healthy fat) is drastically reduced and “Trans Fats” are created.

Do a quick search on Google and you’ll discover that Trans Fats are closely associated with heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, atherosclerosis and all the other problems related to elevated cholesterol.

2. BHA and BHT

The preservatives BHA and BHT are man-made ingredients that prevent oils used in processed foods from becoming rancid. Both are considered to be “Carcinogens” by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS).

They’re both recognized for causing sleep disorders and are associated with numerous diseases and health problems including skin rashes, hair loss, liver and kidney damage, pancreatic cancer, fetal abnormalities and growth retardation.

In the last 40 years, the rate of Cancer deaths in the US has increased by over 50%! This is not a coincidence! Think about the fact that BHA and BHT have both been found to cause cancer in laboratory animals, and even the US DHHS says they’re unsafe for human consumption, yet the FDA continues to maintain that they’re safe to be used in the foods we eat.

Read the label before you buy… if it contains BHT or BHA, put it back.

3. Azodi-carbonamide (ADA or Bromide)

In food processing, ADA is an additive used in manufacturing of Bread products; it’s used for bleaching flour and as a preservative, keeping bread soft and preventing it from becoming stale.

Use of Azodi-carbonamide as a food additive is illegal in parts of Europe and in Australia. The UK has identified Bromide as a possible cause of asthma and the use of ADA in food processing in Singapore can result in up to 15 years imprisonment and a fine of $450,000!

Why?

Because the main use of ADA is in the manufacturing of foam plastics, like Styrofoam! The thermal decomposition of ADA releases nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and ammonia gases which are trapped in the polymer as bubbles in a foam product.

Common examples are Styrofoam cups, gaskets for car doors and windows, padded floor mats, padded inserts for shoes, etc… And yet it is still found in several bread products sold in the USA.

Ever wonder why Wonderbread was so soft and could stay that way for weeks (if not months) on the shelf? Well, now you know.

4. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

Commonly used as the “flavor enhancer” in Chinese food, MSG has become one of the few additives that are now being recognized for its unpleasant side effects. It’s not uncommon to see signs in windows in Thai and Chinese restaurants that say “No MSG!”

But MSG is not just in Asian cuisine; it’s also a common ingredient in “flavor packets” and “marinades” in supermarkets. MSG is what is called an excitotoxin; a toxin that binds to certain receptors in your brain.

It basically “turns off” the neural receptors that tell you when you’re full, making you want to consume more food. It also over-stimulates your brain, resulting in an intense “rush” as your dopamine levels suddenly rise. The side effects of MSG include throbbing headaches (migraine trigger), rashes, dizziness as well as respiratory, digestive, circulatory and coronary concerns.

5. Olestra (Olean)

Hailed as a calorie-free fat substitute, Olean is a widely used chemical ingredient in numerous snacks, crackers and potato chips. Obviously what first comes to mind is that this is a good thing, being a “calorie-free” fat. But there’s a price to pay.

This additive is known to inhibit the body’s ability to absorb and assimilate several vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients. Side effects? How about severe bloating and gas as well as diarrhea and uncontrollable anal leakage?

Basically, not a pretty picture… a chemical ingredient that will add extra fat to your waistline, and then, to top it off, possibly surprise you with some unexpected explosive anal leakage? Uh, no thanks… Read that label.

6. Artificial Sweeteners

It should be a crime… People mistakenly think that they are doing their body a favor by using “Diet” versions of their favorite drink or foods… all in the effort to lose weight; but the truth is, artificial sweeteners are far worse than natural sweeteners.

They’re man-made chemicals that have some really insidious side effects… like cancer and neurological (brain) disorders because of the high toxicity of their eventual chemical breakdown within the body.

And to top it off, when combined with other food additives, they can have a far more potent effect on nerve cells. Don’t believe it? Read some of the many scientific research papers on the internet on the side effects of Saccharine and Aspartame.

If it says Diet (artificially sweetened) on the label… Stay away!

7. Refined White Sugar

Highly processed sugar is so common, it’s found in just about everything… but especially in processed foods. Start reading those labels and you’ll be amazed by the high amounts of sugar in soft drinks, baked goods (bread, cookies & pastries), pasta, tomato sauce and all kinds of canned foods and soups.

Unless you’ve been living on a desert island for the last 50 years, you’ve undoubtedly heard that white sugar consumption (and the corresponding spike in insulin levels) will cause weight gain, bloating, fatigue, arthritis, migraine headaches, lowered immune function, obesity, tooth decay, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.

8. Artificial Coloring

Artificial colors are chemicals added to foods and drinks for no other reason than to make them more appealing to the consumer. Many are derived from coal-tar and can contain up to 10 parts per million of lead and arsenic and yet are still being recognized as safe by the FDA. Others come from a wide range of less than appetizing sources.

Carmine, the most common ingredient in red food coloring is a clothing dye that dates back to the ancient Aztecs and is made from the crushed shells of a South American beetle. Carmine and other artificial colors have been known to cause severe allergic reactions as well as ADHD in children and may contribute to visual & learning disorders as a result of nerve damage.

9. Pesticides

These days, there’s really no way to get around this one… short of growing your own produce, or buying all your food from an Organic farm. Sadly the vast majority of food products (like 99.99%) has been in contact with and includes the residue of pesticides.

Over two billion pounds of pesticides are added annually to the amount that is used every year; and as the global demand for food escalates, there’s no end in sight. Many of those pesticides (used outside the USA) are known carcinogens.

In countries with no legislation to protect its citizens from the use of such pesticides, there’ve been near epidemic numbers of cases where these toxins have severely diminishing the body’s ability to resist infection, as well as contribute to a higher percentage of miscarriages and birth defects.

10. Sodium Nitrate and Nitrite

We saved this for last because of the ongoing debate about Sodium Nitrate (andNitrites ~ what Sodium Nitrate becomes in the process of curing meat)…
Thus, instead of completely avoiding Sodium Nitrate, we recommend you really limit to a minimum the amount of food you eat with Nitrites in it.

For several centuries, salt (Sodium Nitrate) has been used as a curing agent & preservative for fish & meat. Today it’s found in Deli-meats and in highly concentrated amounts in bacon, salami, pepperoni and other processed meats.

Nitrates and cancer

Several decades ago, researchers suggested Nitrates were linked to cancer in lab rats. This received a lot of media attention; but what received far less attention was when it turned out they were wrong.

The National Academy of Sciences, the American Cancer Society and the National Research Council all agree that there’s no direct cancer risk from consuming limited amounts of sodium nitrate… in fact, despite its bad reputation, Nitrites can actually prevent a very deadly disease!

Nitrates and Botulism

One special property of Nitrate is that it prevents the growth of Clostridium Botulinum… one of the most toxic substances known. Clostridium Botulinum produces Botulism, a paralytic illness that can quickly lead to respiratory failure and death.

Botulism bacteria are peculiar because unlike most microbes, they actually require an oxygen-free environment to live. Once exposed to air, it dies; so it tends to appear in canned foods, vacuum-packed foods, food stored in oil and improperly cured meats.

Interestingly, it turns out that Sodium Nitrate is especially effective at preventing the growth of Botulism.

Sodium Nitrate and a Healthy Diet

Considering that Sodium Nitrate occurs naturally in organic foods like spinach, carrots and celery, all the fuss about nitrites seems like typical media-driven hysteria. Moreover, when you consider the increased likelihood of contracting Botulism from eating Nitrate-free meat, it’s actually the nitrate-free foods that present the higher health risk.

Despite how delicious they might taste, a steady diet of processed Deli-meats will undoubtedly result in some less than desirable effects on one’s health. And not just from the Sodium Nitrate; but in concert and conjunction with all the other preservatives, additives and chemicals found in any processed food.

Studies show that frequent eating of processed meats can result in some rather unpleasant side effects that include headaches, nausea, vomiting and dizziness. Long term diets that included large daily amounts of Deli meats have been known to cause cancer, heart disease, embolism and strokes.

The Bottom Line…

If you have to buy or use a processed or manufactured food product, just be sure to read the Label! Better yet, stick to Organic Raw Foods purchased from a Whole Food or Organic Food Market and learn to cook without using a bunch of man-made chemicals and artificial ingredients.

The importance of proper nutrition cannot be emphasized enough. Your health is directly related to what you eat!

Most modern supermarket food is nearly worthless… filled with an abundance of empty calories and high fat & sugar content. The sad fact of the matter is there are are hardly any vitamins or minerals in processed foods.

Only Organic, fresh, raw foods possess high amounts of nutritional energy… and you don’t have to worry about reading the ingredient list on a bunch of raw vegetables!

Unfortunately we can’t always get or eat totally organic foods all the time… so it then becomes vitally important to supplement our diets with food supplements (vitamins, minerals, enzymes and anti-oxidants) in order to keep our digestion & metabolism running smoothly and to keep our bodies as healthy as possible. Just remember…
You are what you eatand “The longer the shelf-life… the shorter your life!”

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Microwaved Foods – Healthy or Harmful?

Teams are more efficient and collaborative when they use huddle as team building. I recently received an email asking if I could explain about ‘microwave ovens’, eating ‘microwaved food’ etc. So here it is.

The news is not good, if you prefer ‘ignorance is bliss’, now might be a good time to ‘accidentally’ have something better to do! When we think of ‘natural’ health & well-being, it would make sense that we would want to ‘cook’ our food in a ‘natural’ way.

It doesn’t take much intuition to realize that microwaving your food, is about as ‘unnatural’ a way to cook your food as you can get. Doesn’t the fact we use the terms, ‘zap’ it or ‘nuke’ it in the microwave, send a chill up your spine and suggest something is not quite right here?

A critical point is that microwaves don’t actually ‘cook’ your food at all. They basically just heat up the water content of the food and cause the food particles to resonate at very high frequencies. This ‘heats up’ your food, but this is very different from ‘cooking’ your food.

It’s like your food is heated but still ‘raw’. It doesn’t change the chemical structure of your food properly (and in many cases deforms the food molecules), thus substantially reducing your foods nutritional value. Worse however, is that microwaves can (and usually do) create harmful compounds that can lead to serious problems/disease (high cholesterol, cancer etc). * See the research further down.

Now, before you start cursing me again for making you feel bad (because you love your microwave and think life would be hell without it), remember, like all the health tips we give, you need to make them practical and still be able to function and enjoy life. However, while a little bit here and there won’t kill you (not immediately anyway!) – regular intakes are a real problem.

Basically, microwave ovens decay and change the structure of food by the process of ‘radiation’. Do you think if they were marketed as “radiation ovens”, they would be so popular? No way, but that’s exactly what they are. Simply put, you are interfering with/disturbing the ‘natural intelligence’ of the food (which is by far the most important part of any food).

Why wouldn’t we hear more about their negative effects if they were so bad? Basically, for the same reason we don’t hear about many of the things that jeopardize our health (until years after), vested interests and ‘heads in the sand’. Most people don’t want to give up something that is so ‘convenient’!!! And as modern science doesn’t value the fact that there is more to cooking food, than just heating it up, not enough proper research is being done. It’s just another case of modern society, trying to use ‘technology’ to save time… unfortunately at the expense of our health & well-being.

TIPS:

1. Avoid using microwaves/eating microwaved food whenever possible.

Yes, I know you’re busy, you don’t have time to cook and it’s so easy to just ‘zap’ it in the microwave. I know I’m being Scrooge again, and it’s all so easy to say “Don’t use microwaves”, but this really is a big one.

There’s probably not that many other things you could do to improve your long-term health more than throwing your microwave out the window… or at least using it far more sparingly.

Personally, I think you are better off to go and buy some half decent take-away (non-microwaved) than consistently eating ‘zapped’ food (seriously!)

2. THAWING FOODS is not so bad:

If you want to use your microwave for thawing frozen foods, that is not so bad. It’s still much better to let them thaw out naturally, but using a microwave for this purpose and cooking your food ‘naturally’ is not as bad as actually ‘cooking’ with your microwave.

3. ‘NEVER’ use PLASTIC:

Never heat your food in the microwave using plastic containers. When microwaving, carcinogenic toxins can be leached from your plastic and paper plates or covers and mix with your food. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. The combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin (Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer) into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.

* This comes from Cancer News at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and a statement by Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital. Full details below.

SOLUTION:

Use glass, corning ware or ceramic containers for heating your food.

4. *** MOTHERS: DON’T Heat your baby’s milk in the microwave (especially in plastic bottles): **

Most people know the enormous benefits of breast milk for infants (as natural as you can get). However, microwaving breast milk (expressed milk) has been shown to break down the essential disease-fighting ability of breast milk (which helps protect your baby) and cause ‘hot spots’ (which can burn your infants mouth).

While this is not ideal in itself, the fact that microwaving causes ‘hot spots’ in the first place, shows it does not heat things evenly/properly. Add on the general problems of using plastic bottles as highlighted above, and it really isn’t the best idea. * The same applies for formula milk/any type of milk in plastic containers.

Better Alternatives:

i) Warm the milk by placing the container in a cup/saucepan of hot water or

ii) ideally boil the milk in a saucepan and let it cool down to warm drinking temperature.

* More hassle? Yes. More time-consuming? Yes. Better for your baby? ABSOLUTELY.

Practical Help: How to Reduce your Microwave Use?

i) Plan ahead:

where possible, decide what you are going to have in advance, so if you need to thaw something, you can take it out of the freezer beforehand (you may need to be before you go to work in some cases).

ii) Weigh up the health benefits of cooking ‘naturally’ versus microwaves.

Is it really that much extra time/hassle? Instead of putting something on a plate, covering it and putting it in the microwave, you’re essentially doing the same in an oven/saucepan. Add a bit of extra time for cooking and washing saucepans etc (if you don’t have a dishwasher), and you are not that much worse off time-wise.

Tips for Getting Take-Away:

i) If you get take-away and they go to cook it/heat it up in a microwave, ask if they can ‘oven heat’ it instead (just enough so it’s not ‘cold’) – so it doesn’t take that much longer!

* In addition to the health dangers, there is nothing worse than your crispy, crunchy pastry or whatever, being microwaved into a soft, soggy, mushy heap (Urgghhh!!!).

ii) If they can’t/won’t do that (i.e oven heat it), depending on the food/season, you might prefer to just have it ‘unheated’/cold. Cold is not ideal, but better than being ‘nuked’.

iii) If it has to be heated and microwave is the ‘only’ way, ask them to microwave it on ‘medium’ (for a little longer) rather than on ‘high’.

If you want to know more about microwaves/microwaving food – who invented them, the science behind them (why they are so unhealthy), the research done so far etc,read on.

History of the Microwave – The Nazi’s:

The Nazis invented the first microwaves. First known as ‘radiomissors’ (argghhh!!!), they were used for preparating meals on a mass scale during the invasion of Russia.

After the war, the Russians had retrieved some of these microwave ovens and conducted research on their biological effects. So alarmed by what they learned, the Russians banned microwave ovens in 1976.

Research on Microwaves:

More and more research is now suggesting people who regularly eat microwaved food over a period of time, sustain significant adverse changes to their blood chemistries and the rates of growth of certain diseases.

These can include:

* An increased rate of cancer cell formation in the blood.
* Increased rates of stomach and intestinal cancers.
* Lymphatic disorders, leading to decreased ability to prevent certain types of cancers.
* Higher rates of digestive disorders and a gradual breakdown of the systems of elimination.

1. Dr. Hans Ulrich Hertel was the first scientist to conduct quality clinical research on the effects microwaved nutrients (on the human body).

His small but well controlled study showed the degenerative force produced in microwave ovens and the food processed in them. This included,

Increased cholesterol levels
Decreased numbers of red blood cells
Production of radiolytic compounds (compounds unknown in nature)
Decreased hemoglobin levels (possible anemia problems).

His conclusion:

Microwave cooking changes the nutrients in the food, and changes take place in the participants’ blood that can cause deterioration in the human system.

1. Hertel’s scientific study was done along with Dr. Bernard H. Blanc of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the University Institute for Biochemistry.

2. A study published in the November 2003 issue of The Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture found that… broccoli “zapped” in the microwave with a little water lost up to 97% of the beneficial antioxidant chemicals it contains.

By comparison, steamed broccoli lost 11% or fewer of its antioxidants.

3. A recent study at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York demonstrated that microwaving food creates toxic compounds (known as AGE’s) that are associated with serious illness such as heart disease and diabetes etc.

AGE’s form when sugars, proteins and fats amalgamate in high-temperature cooking, the most harmful of which is microwaved food.

4. Microwaving baby formulas converts certain trans-amino acids into their synthetic isomers, which are toxic to the nervous system – this is from the British journal The Lancet (Dec. 9, 1989).

Microwaved Blood Kills Woman:

A 1991 lawsuit involving a woman who had hip surgery and died because the blood used in her blood transfusion was warmed in a microwave. Blood is routinely warmed before transfusions, but not by microwave. The microwave altered the blood and it killed the woman.

More on Microwaves & Dioxins:

This is from an email (around Jan 06), Re; Cancer News from John Hopkins. It was received from a nursing supervisor at Greenville Memorial Hospital. It was sent to their staff.

Cancer News from Johns Hopkins:
No plastic containers in microwave.
No plastic wrap in microwave.

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dioxinchemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer.

Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies.

Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital, was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us.

He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.

He recommends using glass, corning ware or ceramic containers for heating your food.

You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners and soups, etc, should be removed from the container and heated in something else (* Note from Mark – re-heating/cooking frozen food – e.g TV dinners, is not highly recommended anyway). Paper isn’t bad, but you don’t know what is in the paper. It’s just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.

He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons. He also pointed out that Saran wrap is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous dioxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food.

Alternative: Cover food with a paper towel instead.

The Natural (Ayurvedic) View:

For those familiar with the Ayurvedic dosha system, the understanding from Maharishi Ayurveda is that microwaves disturb vata dosha. Vata is that ‘governing principle of Intelligence’ that governs all communication and movement in your mind-body. If out of balance it can adversely affect your nervous system, and lead to problems ranging from anxiety, disturbed sleep through to constipation and early/chronic fatigue.

MORE INFORMATION: THE PROVEN DANGERS OF MICROWAVES:

For more on what microwaves themselves actually are and some of the dangers, see the great article by Anthony Wayne and Lawrence Newell

For a great run down on all information, scientific studies etc regarding microwave ovens, see http://www.laleva.cc/environment/microwave.html#Anchor-23240

Laughter Medicine: Speaking of Healthy Eating:

A preacher goes to a nursing home to meet an elderly parishioner.

As he is sitting there he notices this bowl of peanuts beside her bed and takes one. As they talk, he can’t help himself and eats one after another.

By the time they are through talking, the bowl is empty. He says, “Ma’am, I’m sorry, but I seem to have eaten all of your peanuts.”

“That’s okay,” she says. “They would have just sat there. Without my teeth, all I can do is suck the chocolate off and put them back.”

– Cheap Remeron –

Mark Bunn is the author of ‘Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health’ as well as hundreds of articles & media pieces on natural health & Ayurvedic medicine. Integrating ancient Eastern wisdom with modern Western health, he combines the 6000 year-old teachings of Ayurveda (Maharishi Ayurveda), with his studies of the world’s healthiest and longest-living people and cultures. For more info on his book, search for ‘Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health’ or see http://www.markbunn.com.au or www.wisdomsofhealth.com [http://www.wisdomsofhealth.com]

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Rankings Matter – How To Get Your Pages To The Top

Now that you have begun a website and you want to get visitors to your website, you may winder what’s next. You most definitely need to get your site to start appearing in search engine results. The article is going to give you tips on search engine optimization tips. If your website doesn’t appear at the top of Google search results all you need is an SEO consultant Sydney.

This means repeating keywords as often as you can without making the flow of the writing stilted. As the search engines do their job by finding keywords and putting a value on their density, your content will shine if you pay close attention to the words you use.

Spiders analyze your site’s content and keyword usage to determine rankings; unless your content is easily indexed, these spiders have to understand how to actually navigate around your site. A site map is a tool the spider can use to understand what content is important.

Your site has to be entertaining if you want a successful website. These two things can help boost your overall site rank on search engines.

Visit competitors websites to take a look at their source codes. This can show you how the SEO strategies on their site and which keywords they’re using.

Using product feed can really help draw traffic and business to your site. Feeds can contain information about your business such as prices, descriptions and prices.Submit your blog posts to shopping comparison websites and to the major search engines.

You can do it alone if you learn SEO on your own. There are a number of resources out there that can help you learn about it. There are plenty of websites and books out there.

Research keywords before you know what to write. Learn which keywords should be utilized as you build your website. Keyword research will allow you to understand what people use to navigate in your categories.

Proofreading is something that is often forgotten, but it usually is neglected. Make sure your site is easy to read for both human visitors and machine.

Don’t duplicate content on your pages. Know that you could be using duplicate content without even knowing it. You might feel like you are saving time by using the same exact product description across more than one page, but this is going to be viewed a different way by search engines.

Keep your site’s focus to a dozen or so main keywords or phrases that really capture the essence of what your website actually focuses on. Analytical tools are great for determining which words work the most visitors to your site.

Captions are important to the SEO tool. This will improve visibility on your site, you should use this as an opportunity to use some captions that have a bunch of keywords.

Javascript can be used, but a search engines software won’t work with it too well. Using Java is a choice, it is important to realize that each search engine crawler ranks differently.

Use definite and simple commands to ensure that the search will turn up relevant results.

Remember that it takes time to see the results of your SEO results.It is understandable that you to expect to see quick results right away for your SEO strategy. You have to remember that building a presence online takes dedication and dedication.

Search engine bots look for new material, so a consistently updated blog is a great method for giving them an excuse to look at your site. People will also share your articles they are good.This will bring a lot more people to your site for more.

Focus on phrases rather than single words. Do you typically search using one word? You have to choose those phrases that people use to find the types of products you are looking for exactly what you’re offering. ” as opposed to just advertising a generic sales announcement This is the quality of your keyword phrases properly.

Your server should be coded so that it is case sensitive in regard to URLs.

Registering your site with multiple search engines can allow them to get started finding new content on your site. You will find a link for site submission on each search engine. Use strong descriptors and keywords to help the crawler index your site properly on the first attempt.

Create numerous gateway pages which pertain to your site and business. Gateway pages help you get people onto your site from a variety of searches.

Include many keyword phrases throughout your site.This will allow you to maximize your domain now. Your website should be able to trace back to the keyword that you are promoting.

If your site is mostly videos, realize the search engine crawlers will have troubling locating these, even though they could have new and relevant content. To help website crawlers recognize your website’s videos, create a site map listing videos you posted on your site to allow web crawlers can see them.

Be sure to label the pictures in your images with keywords that search engines can identify and use them. You may have your business name in your banner title, but if a background image is used, make sure you do not use any keyword in its title since it is not relevant.

As previously stated, the best way to get people to see your website is with search engine optimization. You are boosting your page’s traffic when your website appears in search engine listings. What you’ve learned today will help you move up a few spots.

Why Should You Choose a Luxury Hotel

Enjoy a full panoramic view of stunning Bondi Beach from this amazing and spacious beachfront luxury holiday rentals Sydney. Luxurious hotels are usually seen as a costly option or a luxury that can only be affordable by celebrities. However, over the years, it has changed now. Now there are various luxurious hotels in the industry which not only offer top services but are also affordable. Apart from top-notch services, there are various other reasons why you should choose a luxury hotel:

Adventurous activities – Many luxury hotels provide much more than just a room. They offer a wide range of activities and specific areas designated for activities and events. For instance, sports, yoga and gym activities are available for those guests who want to stay active during their trip as well.

Relaxation – If you are looking for a relaxing holiday, there are many activities which you can find in a luxury hotel. Most of the luxury hotels offer Spa and Massage treatments along with Salon options. Moreover, they ensure that everything is comfortable during your stay while offering impeccable quality of services from start to finish.

Value – With luxurious hotels, you always get a chance to enjoy better value for service. For instance, rooms are well-equipped with stylish furniture and provide a welcoming atmosphere. Moreover, you are entitled to get a wide range of services like drinks, Wi-Fi, TV, mini bar, and much more.

Surroundings – Undoubtedly, luxurious hotels come with wonderful scenery and surroundings. They are usually situated in the best of the location. For instance, various New Delhi luxury hotels offer supreme surroundings. Often you will find them situated next to gardens and various other attractions. This way, you won’t need to travel far away from your hotel as you will have plenty of things to explore inside and outside tof he hotel.

Food – You can expect to enjoy the world’s best delicacies and diverse of food choices when you visit a luxurious hotel. The hotels have the best chefs to ensure that only sumptuous food is being served to their guests. Fresh local ingredients are served at a high standard. In fact, five-star hotels in New Delhi have specially crafted menus for their guests. These 5-star hotels in New Delhi are always ready to accommodate the requests of their guests.

If you want to enjoy a pleasant experience during your vacation, booking your stay with a luxury hotel will give you an impeccable experience with many memories to cherish. So next time, you book a hotel, choose a luxury hotel only for a unique experience.

Why Location Matters In Event Planning?

Looking to celebrate a relationship milestone is great with a small function rooms Melbourne. When planning an event, one of the most important decisions that a person will have to make will be where it should be held. There are a variety of different locations that can be selected for an event such as reception halls, outdoor pavilions and conference centres. Each one of these places has their own special advantages that can be used by event planners to establish a theme and to ensure the comfort of their guests. For this reason, anyone who is planning a special event will want to consider how the following attributes of their function venue will contribute to the overall effect of their special occasion.

Preparations and Decorations

Planning an event is enough hard work without having to completely redecorate a space. However, sometimes a few special touches are required to create a unique atmosphere for an event. For this reason, it is important to find out beforehand if a space will be pre-decorated. This can be especially important for functions that will be occurring near the holidays. Additionally, a person will need to find out how much time they will be allowed before the event takes place in order to add final decorations such as place settings and garnishments.

Size and Location

Function rooms should always be the right size to fit the needs of the guests. Additionally, the size of a room can create a feeling of intimacy or it can be uncomfortably small for a large guest list. Therefore, a person should contact the manager of their preferred venue in order to find out how large of a crowd the location can accommodate. If guests will be travelling to the event, then they will also want to make sure that an event is located near hotels, restaurants and transportation services that can ensure that guests will be comfortable throughout their stay.

Amenities and Accommodations

In event planning, it is often the simple things that make the biggest difference in how smoothly a function runs. Therefore, it is important to make sure that there are amenities such as access to water and restrooms throughout the event. If guests will be attending who have special needs, such as wheelchair access, then the venue should also be carefully checked to ensure that it has the right amenities and accommodations to keep everyone happy.

When an event takes place in a location that has been carefully selected based upon the qualities that it has to contribute to the comfort of the guests, then it is sure to be a success. By making sure that the event location is the right size and offers the right environment for the occasion, a person will be able to relax and enjoy the big day while knowing that everything has been taken care of beforehand.

Why Help Small Charities

Raise funds in response to a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis by donating to charity. Small charities are underdogs working for big undertakings. While popular and big non-profit organizations are receiving sizable consistent endowments, small charities are struggling to survive with the meager inconsistent donations from ordinary individuals. While big organizations are enjoying the privilege of getting enough support from the government and large corporations, small charities are sending letters to employers for a simple support of the cause they advocate.

Finances

Do you have a sizable wage or income every month? Do you have enough for your family? You write a check for the organization dear to your heart – and help meet the needs of the destitute. Small charities need finances to run their programs in helping others. There are several plans that must be carried out; but there are no enough funds to make them happen. And the result – only a small result can be achieved.

By donating to small charities, you are helping a spinal cord injury sufferer to walk; a mentally ill person to be supported; and the hungry to be fed. You don’t need to give a large sum, but you can give small periodic donations. It is already a big thing to donate with consistency; small charities are in need for a constant flow of finances.

Small charities need to pay the office rent, power bills, and other periodic expenses that are incurred in the process of providing the help to others. The operations of small charities are vital to the lives of several people. If one part of the finances will not be met, there are things that must be given up by the organization.

Volunteers

If you cannot give financial support, you can give your moral and physical support. How? It will be very great to get the most of helping by volunteering yourself. Small charities cannot give allowances to the staff because of low funds. With your volunteerism, the small charity organization can conduct their tasks and programs without worrying the staffs needed for the project.

You may go to the office of the organization and tell your intent to volunteer for the project. It will give you a blissful feeling of helping others. It is a good thing to tap others’ shoulder by helping them out. Make much of your time by helping others.

Advertise

Have you supported small charities through your financial donations and volunteerism? Another way to help small charities is by advertising them organization for others to help. If you have a circle of friends, it will be great to ask them to give for the charity you love. It is a great opportunity to build a network of support for the charity.

You may also send letters to the employees of the company you are working or may be send letters to the mailboxes that you have in the list. No need to worry about the result; sooner, you will reap the impact of the advertising actions that you are making.

Finding A Reliable Mechanic For Transmission Repairs

For this reason, it is important for you to choose car cleaning products that are perfect for the paint coat. Everyday people pull into auto service shops in need of repairs. Regardless of what the problem is, you need to know you can trust your mechanic and rely on their business to help you fix your vehicle for a fair price. When you are dealing with major car issues, this is even more important. If you are in need of a transmission rebuild, it will be even more important for you to find a mechanic you can trust. A transmission problem is more extensive than just having your oil changed or your tires rotated. This is why it is important for you to have a mechanic in advance. The last thing you want is to be searching through the phone book or all over the Internet for a repair shop while the tow truck is waiting in the driveway to find out where it needs to take your car. Worse yet, you might get stuck on the highway or somewhere in your neighborhood. You need to know exactly where you can go for trustworthy service.

Your first step is to find someone reliable. You need to know they have been in business for awhile and that you can count on them when you need car repairs. There is no sense working with someone who has unusual hours or who may not be in business in six months or a year. Check out the company history and make sure they are committed to their business for the long haul.

Once you have found someone who is a reliable business owner, you need to make sure their reputation is sound. Talk to other customers who have worked with them. If you are able to contact someone who used to be a customer and no longer uses that particular shop, find out why. Sometimes they have moved away or the mechanic lacked experience working with a certain type of vehicle. These reasons are not a problem necessarily, but you need to be sure people did not abandon your possible mechanic because they were being ripped off or taken advantage of.

After you know you have found someone reliable and trustworthy, there are still a few things you should know before making a final commitment. Have they worked on your type of car problem before? You may have found the greatest engine repairman in the world, but if your engine is fine and you are dealing with another problem, you might not be making the right choice. Most repair shops have experience dealing with a variety of issues, but you want to check to be sure beforehand.

Finally, does the repair shop have experience working with your type of car? Makes and models of vehicles are all different and if your mechanic is unfamiliar with yours, repairs might take longer than necessary. This means additional labor cost, so talk to your possible mechanic in advance. Make sure he or she knows how to deal with your vehicle. If not, you can still work with them, but be sure you will not incur the extra cost for their inexperience.

How to Organize a Seminar or an Event

Seminars and events have always been implemented as a holistic experience to participants. Thus, organizing an event requires extensive planning and preparation with most work implemented at least a few months before the actual event. Most of the time, seminars seem to run like clockwork with all events flowing smoothly according to schedule. In reality however, much groundwork has been worked on with the purpose of developing the right atmosphere in addition to a beneficial experience to participants. Whatever you have on your corporate catering events – quarterly meetings, boardroom luncheons, or executive dinners – Chilternscatering.com.au accomplished catering options can help your business succeed and represent your organization with unrivaled professionalism.

1. Establishing the theme of the event
Each event follows a theme and purpose which will drive the event set-up, the target audiences or the participants, the guests and the marketing approach. In general, a business event such as an international conference for a particular industry will appeal to participants conducting businesses within that industry as well as sponsors who gain mileage out of publicizing their products during the event.

Apart from that, the theme of the seminar will also determine the type of marketing channels to be used to for publicity. This also holds true for the seminar marketing team who will need the event theme to correctly identify target participants and companies to sell the event to.

2. Selecting a venue
Venue selection is highly dependent on the scale of the event. Usually this is determined by the number of participants, the presence of any guests of honor (such as royalty or politicians) the activities during the event, or if there are additional floor space required for exhibition purposes.

A typical seminar of about 100 – 200 can be comfortably implemented in a hotel seminar room, possibly in a theater style setting or classroom setting. However, larger scale events with participant numbers scaling be! tween 500 – 1000 may require a large hall, ballroom, auditorium or a convention center.

The location and quality standard of the venue is also important especially if the event involves the participation of VIPs. With this, a reputable location would be imperative, including good quality and wide range of seminar facilities available. It is always wise to explore the possibility of a few venues and examine their location suitability, level of services, ambience, and costs before coming to a decision.

3. Seminar Marketing and Publicity
Seminar marketing is by far the most critical and often most challenging task in event organizing, and is often regarded as the most critical factor of an event’s success. This is because the number of participants turning up for a seminar is highly dependent on the strength of marketing activities and publicity. Whether or not the event achieves its objective or whether the organizers will walk home with a profit or loss largely depends on the marketability of the event. This means that the right marketing strategy and seminar positioning must be adopted in order to draw adequate event sign-ups.

Most of the time, event organizers who have large budgets will turn to above the line marketing such as newspaper and magazine advertisements as well as radio and television advertising to publicize the event. Press releases may also be sent in to major newspapers, in order to create the awareness of the upcoming event. Additionally, large advertising media banners and posters can also be purchased to advertise the event in high human traffic areas. When using print advertising, the specific magazine or newspaper used must have the target audience of your event as their primary readership base. Also all print media should be copy written with an enticing approach, highlighting the extensive benefits of participation.

However, if budget is a problem, then below the line marketing may also do wonders. If the event is industry specific, mass faxing to companies belonging to the industry would be feasible. Telemarketing is a very effective marketing channel to create awareness within the right participant group. Additionally, dispatching sales personnel to attend to the requirements of large participant groups is an ideal and effective strategy. Mass emailing has become one of the most cost-efficient methods to reach out to large target audiences. This would be really useful if the event organizer already have an existing database. Otherwise, a list of names can be rented from database companies to attain the same results.

4. Collaboration with sponsors
Getting reputable sponsors to participate in an event will help boost the creditability of the event, as well as reduce costs. Sponsors can also help with marketing, as they also help publicize your event to their customers. Apart from that, some of the sponsors can chip in on venue rental in exchange for exhibition space or publicity for themselves. Some sponsors also require a short message of their company to be given to the participants during the event. Others give away sample products or door gifts to participants.

5. Managing People and working with speakers
A seminar will not be successful without the people running it, as well as the speakers sharing their knowledge to the participants. Invite speakers who are of caliber and reputation to the event, and who will provide the participants with relevant information to their work, industry or business. Prepare the speakers beforehand and work with them on their Power point presentations as well as pre-inform them of the logistics processes, timing as well as the expected audience size. Check with them on any special requests, such as the requirement for an overhead projector or additional microphones to be used for question and answer sessions.

All events require a good team of people handling tasks on ushering, registration, customer service as well as handling financials. Familiarize the team with any required event protocol to eliminate the possibility of confusion or error. In order to ensure smooth implementation, each person should be familiar with their individual roles. This can be ensured through a preparation of a detailed schedule of events coupled with roles and responsibilities for each person. Ideally, a project manager should control the whole team and ensure that everyone is carrying out their duties efficiently. Apart from that, the project manager also has the delegated authority to deal with all parties such as the venue management as well as the sponsors and event exhibitors.

6. Actual Day – Preparation, Registration, Ushering, Feedback
All seminar planning and preparations, constituting 80% of total work involved, cascade to the actual event which may last only for a few hours or a few days. On the day before the event, visit the venue to ensure that everything is in order according the requirements and specifications. Microphones, projectors, audio and video systems must be all checked to be in excellent working order. Over at the office, have a packing list prepared and get all require items transferred to the actual venue at least a day before the event. Event staff should be dispatched to work on site preparations, including setting up booths, decorations and posters, the day before the event.

On the actual day, staff should be present at the venue at least 1 1/2 hours before commencement. They should report to their duty stations and must be ready to receive participants half an hour before they are scheduled to file in. Registrations must be made at the door to ensure authorized access. Name tags, door gifts and event schedules or booklets will be given out at this point and ushers will show participants to their seats in the event hall.

Staff will also be responsible for providing advice or help to participants during the event. Finally, feedback forms should be distributed and then collected from participants to determine the satisfaction level on all aspects of the event experience. This is in order to receive pointers, ideas and advice for future improvements.

Travel Tips For The Smart Adventurer

Whether you’re looking to save money or upgrade your hotel, it takes careful planning to have an unforgettable trip. Ski tours Canada to the Empire Lake Chalet we have numerous choices ranging from a simple direct route to a longer more involved tour.

Create a list for your trip!

Try getting in some physical activity before your flight. This can reduce the monotony of a long flights. Sitting in the same position for long period of time can cause leg and back cramps.

Let your family access to the travel itinerary. This will ensure that someone knows where you are doing. Stay in touch with that contact with them as well. They won’t worry if they hear from you.

When traveling, it is a good idea to prepare for unexpected events, like misplacing your passport. The United States Department of State has a website where you can locate information and embassies in most places. The State Department offers a site that gives instructions on contacting the Consulate or websites for most countries you may be visiting. Take this important stuff along on the trip. You can have a replacement in a few days.

Sign up with major airlines. The savings you get from these newsletters make up for having to deal with a few more items in your inbox.

Jet lag is an all too common complaint for you and your family. You can’t avoid it, so you should try and sleep as much as possible before you leave. You should also make an effort to sleep during the flight if possible.

When you are on a cruise, chat with other guests during meals. Many cruises will place you at large tables with strangers. Have a positive attitude and talk with all the people you come in contact with. You will be spending lots of time together, and you could learn something new about your ship.

Road trips tend to be boring which is a good idea to plan activities along the trip. Breaking things up with interesting stops makes the whole trip can create memories that will last a lifetime. Provide your children with a map and schedule of stops you plan to make.

If you are going to other countries, write out some cards that contain dietary restrictions in the language spoken by locals in your destination country. This allows your server a good idea of what you are able to consume. These cards will ensure a better dining experience when you’re away.

Try to get a room that is on a upper floor. You should also opt for a room without sliding doors.Rooms with sliding doors are much easier to get into.

If you are on a long travel journey, make a point to get up and stretch your legs at least once per hour. Sitting for prolonged periods of time can cause blood clots and actually harm your muscles.

Be up front when you take out travel insurance. Let the provider know if you are sick.You will be left with the bill.

If you wear corrective lenses, put an extra pair in your luggage. This provides with a spare pair if your current pair breaks on the glasses you are wearing become damaged you will still be able to see. You may not want to keep them in your carry on bag, or you can pack them into a suitcase if you prefer.

You might be able to save money through booking flights with one or more stop on the way. Too short? You’ll miss your connection. You might find yourself stranded at the airport awhile if there is a long flight delay.

You do not want to find yourself stranded late at night with no way to exchange the currency if you need it after business hours. You can go to any large bank and get some foreign currency before you go to the airport.

If your travels include multiple countries, be sure to read on the types of visas that you’ll need. There is more than one kind of visa; if you do not have the correct one, some of which do not give you immediate access to another country. Consult with a travel agent, as well as the embassy’s website corresponding to the country in which you are going.

If your travel dates are not set in stone, look around for deals. You could get a better deal and save money by being flexible.

Frequently, airlines will allow you to select your seat preference for your flight, you can choose a certain seat or area of the plane that you prefer. After booking a flight, be sure to visit your airline’s booking site and see if this option is available. You will see a lot happier than if you just accepted whatever was left over.

Get an expandable file to have your travel itinerary. You can also find places to store maps and receipts.

Use a contact lenses to easily carry lotions and gels when traveling! These containers have a leak proof lid that screws on, they are easy to carry, and can hold an entire week’s worth of whatever it is you need. You can find them very inexpensively at any drugstore and many grocery or drug store.

This could ruin your cruise entirely. You will end up in bed for days recovering from seasickness and not enjoying yourself on deck. If you learn that you are prone to becoming seasick, you can bring a cheap medicine along that will alleviate the problem.

Don’t take too many clothes than you need on your trip. You want to bring about a weeks worth of clothes to take with you. If you will be staying for more than seven days, don’t take more clothing; just plan to wash clothes.

Do not panic if your luggage is not there when you get to your destination. Find the lost luggage claims center, keep your travel documents and passport on hand and complete all required paperwork as instructed by the baggage department personnel. Most of the time, and you can continue with your trip as planned.

Traveling will be a wonderful experience for you and your loved ones. You might already know a few things about planning a trip, but there are always ways to improve. Despite the reasons, the tips above should’ve given you an idea of how to enjoy the trip more.

Exploration And Adventure: Some Fun Travel Ideas

Most people will travel to some place far from home at least one time in their lives. Whether you are an experienced world traveler or have never left your home state, there is always something to learn about it and ways that it can help you. The article provides traveling advice that may put to use someday. Ski Canada has good specials for groups and does Ski Safari RV Tours, which includes hiring an RV and visiting more than one ski resort.

Pack your suitcases the night before you leave on your trip. Make all the necessary preparations prior to flying. Missing a flight is a horrible experience that you never want to experience.

As you get ready to go out of town, pick a digital camera that really suits your needs.If you are going on an outdoor trip, for example, a rechargeable battery may not be the answer. You want to pick out something that will focus almost immediately.

Do not hope that an airline will make you are flying. Bring your own pillow, pillow and headphones if your trip is going to be a long one. You may also think of bringing your own food so you can eat what you want.

Research before you book anything.Find websites that provide user reviews regarding the destinations you want to go. Ask people you know who have traveled there. This will give you to anticipate everything that you will encounter.

When traveling with a small child, make sure to bring things to keep them entertained along the way. Bring toys and hassle. You can also buy a couple of new toy to keep your little one excited.

Taking a vacation away from your home can result in you pack too much. Limit yourself to the toiletries that are essential toiletry products. Make a list of the things you use daily. Pack the most important.

Sometimes you will end up in a poor hotel. Bring a rubber doorstop for safety.You can use this under your room door at night to add security beyond the chain and lock.

These cookie sheets make a flat surface for kids to color on or coloring books on.

When traveling, it is a good idea to prepare for unexpected events, such as a lost passport. The United States Department of State has a website where you can locate information and embassies in most places. The US State Department website can put you in touch with the local US Consulate or Embassy in the area in which you are often traveler’s aid societies. Bring the information with you travel. You can have a replacement passport ready within a few days.

You can also write on the mirror. You can use dry-erase markers will easily wipe off of mirrors with just a little bit of tissue paper.

Booking online is a great way to get everything done at once. Online travel sites are one of the easiest ways to put together your travel itinerary.You can book flights, from rental cars to flights to hotel rooms, and flights online. You will be able to see reviews and photos of hotels without having to go anywhere.

Bring along an extra passport picture with you. It can take a lost passport. You can speed up the process by having an extra photo available. You should also carry any needed documentation to help you might need.

If issues arise with regard to travel plans, you may get frustrated. You may not be able to get the right vehicle or flights may be delayed. The only two who can fix these issues are you and an employee that likely did not make the error. At the beginning, you’ll care about solving this, but it is simple for one party to lose control. Keep calm and remain polite. This will generate the best results for an easier resolution and less stressful trip.

If you’re taking a remote vacation, try buying insurance to cover search and rescue and emergency evacuation. This kind of insurance could be a real lifesaver.

Before you fly in, research nearby banks for currency exchanges, since they will typically offer better rates.

You should try to make your luggage stands out against the average suitcase or baggage.You can place stickers or even color it. You would hate to have someone to mistakenly walk away with your luggage for their own!

Long flights can certainly be taxing.You can avoid some of this by planning in advance.) and have a nice snooze until you can. You will wake up filled with energy and ready to begin you day!

Whenever you go camping, but most importantly when you go hiking, make absolutely certain that you carry area maps with you.

You can sometimes save money through booking flights that connect to one another. Too little time and you may miss your flight.You could be in the airport if there is a long flight delay.

If you’re going abroad, find out about the visas you need. There are different kinds of visas, you may not be able to enter your destination country. Consult your travel agent, or make inquiries through the embassy websites of the countries you will be traveling to.

Split up any valuable belongings when you travel. Don’t keep all the important belongings in a single place. Split your checks, cash, cash, passports, and passports into separate pockets or bags. If anything is stolen or lost, you will still have the other things to fall back on.

Make sure you understand the current status of social and political events and occurrences in the foreign country you’ll be visiting. The Consular Affairs Bureau has a website provides real-time information about affairs that may be troublesome for travelers.This will allow you to avoid potentially dangerous situations.

If you don’t know where to go when traveling, get directions at your front desk at the hotel. If you are lost, seek directions from someone inside a shop, such as a mother with her children. Don’t walk around looking uncertain. This will make you don’t want and could possibly lead to being robbed and/or physically attacked.

Traveling is often times something that people want to do at some point. Know more about the information in this article will provide you with all the relevant travel knowledge that you might need one day. Keep the advice you learned from this article in mind when it comes time for you to travel.