Health & Wellness


December 16th, 2016   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Mental health services tend to carry stigmas which often deter people from seeking help. It’s not to uncommon for someone to experience mental health issues and leave them unchecked for a prolonged period of time. In doing so, your problems may actually become worse. Below we have put together a list of signs and symptoms to look out for:

-Withdrawal — Recent social withdrawal and loss of interest in others

-Drop in functioning — An unusual drop in functioning, at school, work or social activities, such as quitting sports, failing in school or difficulty performing familiar tasks

-Problems thinking — Problems with concentration, memory or logical thought and speech that are hard to explain

-Increased sensitivity — Heightened sensitivity to sights, sounds, smells or touch; avoidance of over-stimulating situations

-Apathy — Loss of initiative or desire to participate in any activity

-Feeling disconnected — A vague feeling of being disconnected from oneself or one’s surroundings; a sense of unreality

-Illogical thinking — Unusual or exaggerated beliefs about personal powers to understand meanings or influence events; illogical or “magical” thinking typical of childhood in an adult

Nervousness — Fear or suspiciousness of others or a strong nervous feeling

-Unusual behavior – Odd, uncharacteristic, peculiar behavior

-Sleep or appetite changes — Dramatic sleep and appetite changes or decline in personal care

-Mood changes — Rapid or dramatic shifts in feelings


Of course, everything in moderation which means that one or two of these symptoms alone will not determine whether or not you have a mental illness. If you or someone you know, experiences several of these symptoms you may want to seek professional help or encourage someone else to do so. The more we stay aware, the more lives we may save. Suicide is no joke. Those with suicidal thoughts, thoughts of self-harm or harming others need immediate medical and professional attention. Speak up! You would want someone to help you if you were experiencing any of these symptoms. Sometimes just listening to someone will lift a great weight off their shoulders.


Article by:

Gerard Gagliano

the Little Kernel is for Health Conscious and popcorn lovers alike

July 7th, 2016   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »


Have wonderful snack of movie ready popcorn finger food, but with whole grains, gluten FREE, No GMO and Dairy Free. With no artificial ingredients, popped in olive oil and using only quality ingredients, the Little Kernel is on a quest to bring the best. Prepare your taste buds for their arrival at the frontline of fun with his lineup of adventurous flavors and only 150 Calories.

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Article by
Bryan Vallejo

Signature Shake to Make Your Day

June 4th, 2016   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Want a healthy drink to satisfy your day, then give this a try.

Gingery Berry and Oat Smoothie


Reinvent oatmeal by whirling rolled oats, blueberries, yogurt, and ice in a blender. Brown sugar and fresh ginger add an extra pop of flavor.

  1. ¼cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  2. ½cup frozen blueberries
  3. ½cup plain low-fat yogurt
  4. ½cup ice
  5. 2tablespoons brown sugar
  6. ¼to ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger


  1. Place the oats and ½ cup water in a blender.
  2. Let soak until the oats have softened, about 15 minutes.
  3. Add the blueberries, yogurt, ice, sugar, and ginger.
  4. Blend until smooth and frothy.


By Bryan Vallejo

5 Healthy Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

February 5th, 2015   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie      

      Even when you don’t wake up late it can be very difficult to be able to have a complete sit down breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, with a hot cup of coffee and as side of OJ. Yum! We get hungry just thinking about it. Even so, when you are in need of something quick the possibilities are endless! Here are 5 of the 34 delicious easy breakfasts’ snacks found that are easy, tasty and can be made quickly during those very hectic mornings!

  1. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie: “Smoothies are a perfect on-the-go snackany time of day. Blend 1 frozen banana, 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 1 cup almond milk, and a few ice cubes. If this is a morning snack, keep it in a tight-sealing container and throw it in a gym or work bag. Tip: Add a scoop of your favorite chocolate or vanilla protein for an extra protein boost.”
  2. Fruit and Yogurt Parfait: “One of the easiest, healthiest, and tastiest breakfasts out there is a classic fruit and yogurt parfait. The best part? It can be made with any toppings you like. Try choosing fruits that are in season for the most flavorful options.”
  3. Oatmeal Squares: “Oatmeal is a great option for a hearty snack or breakfast, but what’s the best way to make it into a more convenient and portable snack? Bake it into squares!”
  4. Waffle PBJ-Wich: “Try this sweet take on a classic breakfast sandwich the next time eating on the go. Prepare 1 whole-grain toaster waffle and slice in half. Spread with 2 tablespoons nut butter and layer 2-3 sliced strawberries on top in place of the traditional jelly (to cut down on sugar).”
  5. Egg Sandwich: “Who doesn’t love a classic egg sandwich? Simply sautée a hefty handful of spinach and fry 2 eggs with a dash of salt and pepper. Place on top 2 whole-wheat English muffin halves (or toast) with 1 slice of cheddar cheese. Wrap in foil so the cheese melts evenly, and enjoy whenever the craving hits!”

Article by:
Jennifer Montero

6 Tips for a Healthy Body and Mind in 2015

January 17th, 2015   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »



Keep your body active every day. No Excuses. If you don’t feel up to going to the gym to exercise, go outside and walk, run or even skip. Move every part of you, being active can help with energy, mind and body health!

Drink water. All day if need be. Really, drink cleaner, filtered water. It’s great for hydration, detoxification.

Massage, Massage, Massage. Get a professional massage OR massage yourself. Massages are not just for spas anymore. They are medicinal. The message of massage is that it sends real time signals to your cells to relax, regroup and regenerate. Send your cells some love with a calming, soothing massage. Your body will love and thank you for it.

Choose your words wisely. Communication and your verbal response to situations can create a window of opportunity or a wall. You set the stage for how others will react to your words by the words you choose to say and how you say/express them.

Exercise understanding and compassion. The next circumstance or situation which makes you upset, angry or sad realize that your emotions are only controlled by YOU. Instead of bursting out in anger, or being sad, stop and try to put yourself in the place of that other person (s) involved in the situation. If there is no “person” accept the hard fact that life always will take you through difficult times. There will be mountains, storms, and much more. Your mindset should be to overcome all the trials and remain a winner.

And Finally;

FIND WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY! This one is NOT as easy as easy to do as it is easy to say! The true secret is ONLY you can determine what will make you happy. Just you. But to start, you need to disengage, detach and dispose of old patterns. Spiritual and emotional cleansing needs to take place. When you discover your bliss, your health will love you even more.

Article by:
Jennifer Montero

The health benefits of turmeric

January 8th, 2015   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Health and Wellness

It’s a New Year so why not start a New You! The holidays have come and went and so did the food and Egg nog! It’s time to welcome a new you and the best way to do that is with a delicious healthy organic detox. Taryn Toomey created one of the easiest tonic recipes ever. Toomey says. “I love this tonic because it’s a great way to start your day off with a self-care ritual that creates a healthy environment in the body and ignites the digestive system.” The health benefits of turmeric—it’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and filled with antioxidants—really spice up this simple, hot drink. But each of the other ingredients has its own super power, too. Lemon helps alkalize the body and flush out the liver, cayenne revs up the metabolism, and ginger improves the absorption of nutrients, Toomey explains.

Every morning instead of coffee just have a glass of this tonic and if will have you feeling great and energized for the rest of the day!

1 whole lemon
2 healthy dashes of turmeric
A bit of fresh ginger (use a micro plane)
A small pinch of cayenne

Squeeze the whole lemon into a large mug or Mason jar, add the other ingredients, and then fill the Mason jar with hot water, stir, and drink slowly.

Article by:
Jennider Montero

3 Healthy Breakfast Choices

November 29th, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Why not start the day off on the right foot with one of these 3 delicious choices that are healthy, easy and sure to give you the early morning boost you need !

Tropical Yogurt with Cinnamon Toast

1 Take 6 ozs. Fage Total 0 percent Greek Yogurt, 1/4 tsp. coconut extract, 6 pieces dried mango, 2 slices cinnamon-raisin bread.

Mix coconut extract into yogurt, and sprinkle chopped mango on top. Enjoy cinnamon-raisin bread toasted.

Total: 394 calories.

Orange-Pomegranate Ricotta Toast

2 Take 1/4 cup low-fat ricotta cheese, 2 tsps. honey, 1 slice whole-wheat toast, 1 navel orange, 1 Tbsp. pomegranate seeds, 3/4 tsp. nutmeg.

Mix low-fat ricotta with honey, and spread on whole-wheat toast. Top with remaining ingredients.

Total: 291 calories.

Berry Breakfast Smoothie

3 Take 1 banana, cut into chunks, 1/2 cup nonfat milk, 1/4 cup frozen unsweetened blueberries, 1/4 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries, 1 tsp. peanut butter, 1/2 tsp. honey.

In a blender, combine the banana, milk, blueberries, strawberries, peanut butter, and honey. Process about 1 minute, or until the consistency of a thick milkshake.

Total: 225 calories.


Article by:
Jennifer Montero

5 Strange but Helpful Health Tips

November 20th, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »



These health tips may seem a little counterproductive but they really do work!

  1. Drink Coffee to have a better nap.

A Japanese study found that consuming about 200mg of caffeine and then taking a 20 minute nap can make you feel more alert. Why? Because just as your 20 minute nap ends the caffeine kicks in and clears the brain of a molecule called adenosine, causing alertness.

  1. Do not brush after eating

Do not brush your teeth immediately after eating food or drinks, mainly if they were acidic. Acidic foods soften tooth enamel and brushing your teeth directly after can help to speed up the acid’s effect on your enamel. Dr Howard R. Gamble of the Academy of General Dentistry suggests a wait period of 30 to 60 minutes after eating to brush.

  1. Exercise when you are tired

After a long day exercising can actually energize you. According to a study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Fatigue, mood and depression improved after one 30-minute exercise session. It also helps to function better mentally.



  1. Drink a hot beverage to cool off

Two current recent studies say that drinking hot tea when you need to cool off is a better option. When you drink a hot beverage your body senses the change in body temperature and increases the production of sweat. After the sweat evaporates on your skin your body begins to cool off.

  1. Skip Energy Drinks when you are Tired

Although energy drinks contain up to five times more caffeine than coffee, the boost they bring comes with other side effects such as nervousness and irritability.  Also other ingredients found in energy drinks such as Taurine stimulates your central nervous system and also spikes up your blood sugar only to make you crash a little while later.

Article by:
Jennifer Montero

Horrific Condition Makes Man Uncontrollably have 100 Orgasms A Day

September 22nd, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »



Before you make any jokes or assumptions, know that this is a real problem negatively affecting the life of a fellow human being. Dale Decker, the man in the photo, has been suffering from incontrollable orgasms for over two years now, a condition called Persistant Genital Arousal Syndrome. Decker claims he first felt the symptoms when he slipped a disk in his back and was on the way to the hospital when he ejaculated five times during the drive. Being a husband and father of two, it is obvious how this is something that is not only physically draining but humiliating as well. In an interview with Barcroft Media, Decker explains what it’s like to have to deal with his condition. Imagine being on your knees at your father’s funeral beside his casket, saying goodbye to him — and then you have nine orgasms right there. While your whole family is standing behind you.” He went on to say, “It makes you never want to have another orgasm for as long as you live. There’s nothing pleasurable about it because even though it might feel physically good — you’re completely disgusted by what’s going on.” Decker feels trapped by the disease, saying he’s afraid to even leave the house in fear that it will happen while in public or in front of children. “Suicide is always a concern when people suffer from this condition — they feel like they have no other way to escape it,” said Decker. His wife, April Decker, has stood by him since he got the condition and goes on to say how much it has pained him and hopes that with the awareness of this article someone will be able to help.


Article by:
Helen Trieu

Dogs that Can Detect Cancer

September 15th, 2014   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »



For a long time now dogs have been used in all different realms for their instincts and keen sense of smell. From police dogs to guide dogs and even centers that use dogs to help with mental illnesses and depression. It’s hard to determine the true purpose of these furry friends but needless to say, their extraordinary senses have shown to have limitless bounds. In the newest discovery, dogs are now being trained to be able to detect cancer. Penn Vet Working Dog Center is one of the most highly innovative centers working on this. At this point they have four highly trained cancer detection dogs at their center, putting purebreds to work in using their keen sense of smell to detect ovarian cancer. The doctors at Penn Vet, part of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, have been teaming up with chemists and physicists to isolate cancer chemicals that only dogs can smell. “We don’t ever anticipate our dogs walking through a clinic. But we do hope that they will help refine chemical and nanosensing techniques for cancer detection,” said Dr. Cindy Otto, the founder and director of the Working Dog Center.

Article by:
Helen Trieu