6 Best Uses Of Turmeric

Most women are turning to natural ways of treating, pampering and maintaining their skin and turmeric which is very popular in India is getting wide acceptance due to its numerous benefits to the skin that include.

Foods You Should Consume More This Summer

In the summer we have a lot of foods that are rich in nutrients and have many health benefits and we should consume those foods daily .

Acupuncture – A Great Way for Combating Women Health Issues

Women’s bodies are more complex when compared to men’s bodies. Therefore the numbers of health issues that are faced by women are also more. Gynecological problems are the most common issues which are seen in majority of women.

5 Simple Recipes to Keep Cool in the Summer Sun

Along with the beauty and freedom of long summer days, comes sweltering heat that can seem nearly inescapable. As we gather around the picnic table and pool with our friends and family, it often seams like there is always sweat dripping down the sides of our faces.

Diet and Fitness Tips for a Healthier You

Modern day western diets largely comprise of high fat, high calorie, processed fast foods which have harmful effects on our health, fitness, weight and bodily functions.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Beauty Guide for Young Skin

You might think that skin care starts later in life, when you start noticing wrinkles, fine lines and other skin warnings that you need to pay more attention, but in reality starting as early as possible will lead to having a more elastic and younger looking skin.

First things first, before you start any kind of home-made treatment, you first need to find out what your skin type is, meaning that not every skin type needs and can use the same products, especially if you have a problematic skin type.


Most people get wrinkles and fine lines because of repeated movements on their skin, which means that frowning should be something to avoid immediately. By working out, you will not only get into shape, and lower fat in your body, which will lead to a tighter skin, but you also reduce stress levels in your body, which ultimately helps keep the skin younger.

Moreover, by working out, you are also helping your cells breathe, getting precious oxygen to skin cells, making the cells healthier and lasting longer. However, make sure to cleanse your skin after a good workout, so that you remove grime built up on your skin that would damage your skin.


Sleeping helps your skin replenish, and it also helps your body to reduce stress levels, which means that your skin can iron out any damage that it sustained throughout the day. Although, it is advisable to sleep on your back, so that your face has enough room to revitalize.


Be careful with your diet, because your skin will reflect what you eat, and if you eat a lot of junk food, it is not only bad for your health, it is also murder on your skin care. You should be eating a lot of vegetables and fruit, to get precious minerals and vitamins which help you retain a healthier skin. Moreover, try to avoid sugars and fats as they will only create layers of unwanted fat under the skin, making it unhealthy.

Furthermore, certain vitamins and supplements can help you reduce oiliness in your skin, and ultimately help you make your skin look beautiful and young-like. But if you have a condition with oiliness, it is better to visit a dermatologist to get advice on how to handle your skin type.


Water is essentially good for everything in your body. It will help you drain out toxins from your body, and helps you cleanse from the inside, making your skin reflects the inner happiness due to reduce amounts of toxins and stress levels.

Moreover, water helps you stay hydrated and moisturizes your skin, which is essential to keep your skin healthy and young in the long run. If you stick to a skin care routine, and drink plenty of water daily, then rest assured that your skin will be elastic and healthy well into your late years. And you will not have to worry about any serious issues concerning skin care.

Sophie is a beauty blogger from Sydney. She’s fan of new natural skin care products and makeup. Sophie is always searching for new beauty tips & tricks. Follow her at Facebook.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

5 Terrifying Facts About Ebola

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a disease caused by the Ebola virus and it is a humans disease as well as of other mammals. There is no specific treatment available yet for this disease and has a high death risk rate. It kills in average 50 % of those infected but also depends on how strong is the immune system of the infected person. This disease was first seen in Africa but in 2014 some cases were also seen in United States and some European countries. So to learn more about this disease watch the following video :

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Benefits of Deadlifts You Probably Never Knew

There are many exercises and workout patterns that have been introduced over the years. Each of these methods and patterns are known to target a different goal set. Some might aim at helping in weight loss, while some others may help in building muscles and a few may simply contribute towards a healthy life.

There are a few workouts that contribute highly towards more than one fitness goals. Therefore, including them in your fitness regime can prove to be a lot more beneficial. Recognizing the benefits of these will help you realize what is best for you. The dead lifts unlike the other exercises is beneficial in a number of ways. While it is ranked second to the squats on the basis of their contribution towards muscle building, dead lifts help in strengthening the and building the upper and lower bodies like no other exercise can do. Let us take a look at a few benefits that dead lifts hold and those that still remain unknown for many.     
         1.      It is the Safest Exercise:

Dead Lifts are known to be the safest form of exercises that one may prefer to perform. It includes only a rod with some weights at both ends. There is no danger of getting pinned down or pulled backwards. All you need to do is lift the rod and hold until you can. If you think that it is being painful and you can no longer hold on to it, you can simply drop it with a loud bang. It will fall back on the floor, causing no harm to you.
        2.      More Muscles being Worked out:

There is no exercise that actually concentrates on the major muscle groups in the body. The squats too, fall back from this category. It is only the dead lifts; if performed well; that will help in working out all the muscle groups in the upper as well as the lower parts of the body.
        3.      Increase in Growth Hormones:

Are you looking out for a workout that will boost your testosterone levels and the growth hormone levels without supplements? Dead lifts can help you do that. An increase in the testosterone can contribute to muscle growth and eases muscle repair. While the increase in growth hormone will help with muscle growth, tissue healing, bone strengthening and fat loss.
        4.      Increases the amount of cardio you perform:

Dead lifts have been proved to be the best way to improve your cardiovascular ability. Just about 10 repetitions of dead lifts can help you get the feel of performing a whole set of cardiovascular exercises. Thus, it is great to have just one exercise that will contribute towards the cardio and the muscle building exercises which you need not perform separately.

        5.      They help Prevent Injury:

Injury is a common thing that may occur while you are working out. Everyone takes a number of precautionary measures to make sure that they avoid injuring any major muscle or a ligament. Dead lifts help strengthen muscles around critical ligaments or tendons. It is important to support joints that are surrounded by longer muscles. This exercise proves to be helpful in such cases.
        6.      More like a real Life Lift:

All the other kinds of lifts; consider the bench press lift; are uncommon and cannot be performed in real life. You cannot lift anything while you lay on your back and hold it up in the air. Instead, the dead lift is like any other lift that you often do; like picking a bucket full of water or gunny bag filled with grains. Thus, you are not making any artificial movements while performing this exercise.
        7.      Increase in the amount of Fat being Burnt:

A number of studies have been performed to state that dead lifts can equally contribute towards the burning of fat. In a study where people were divided into three groups, one group was told to follow a strict diet, the second was told to follow the diet with a little aerobics, while the third was asked to follow the diet, with aerobics and a few weights. The people in the third group were found losing about 44% to 35% more weight than those in the first 2 groups. Thus, it is proved that dead lifts too, help in fat burning.

With all the above mentioned benefits of Dead lifts, one cannot deny the fact that this is one of the most cheapest or the easiest form of exercises that one usually performs in the gym. The equipment required for this is cheap enough to be bought for personal use and can be used at home. Therefore, we have seen the wonders that can take place by performing this simple workout. But, the thumb rule remains the same; Focus on perfection and a standard method to make sure you gain maximum benefits.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Foot and Ankle Strengthening Exercises for Everyone

Your feet and ankles suffer quite a great deal during even the most relaxed of days, let alone during those days when you spend hours on your feet, running around and doing errands. Those of us whose jobs require us to stand for extended periods of time are even more likely to have various issues that will involve their feet and/or their ankles.

The best way to avoid any injuries and issues with feet and ankles, as well as to get better after any injury or condition is to work them out, just as you would any other part of the body. Here are some of the strengthening exercises that will do wonders for them.

Workout for the toes

You may feel silly when doing these exercises but they will actually be incredibly beneficial for your toes, as well as the various muscles in your feet. These exercises involve picking up objects from the ground using your feet and holding them up in the air. You can also use your feet to write letters and numbers in the air, thus further strengthening your feet. The important thing is to do these exercises regularly, at least two times a day.

Balance act

One of the best exercises for your ankles is simple balancing. The easiest way to work out like this is to take a thicker pillow and place it on the ground. Then, you simply step on it with one foot and raise the other one in the air. Then, you simply leave it to the gravity and your body to do their thing. Namely, no matter how well-balanced you are usually, after a while, you will start to lose balance and your ankle will do everything to keep you upright. This is exquisite exercise for the ankle.

Plantar fascia exercises 

The first type of plantar fascia exercises involves a chair and a cylindrical object of some kind. You simply sit on the chair and put your foot on the cylindrical object, for instance, a can. Then you simply roll it forward and backwards. You should do this at least two times a day.

Another type of exercise that will involve your plantar fascia is to stretch your legs out and make your feet perpendicular with them. Next, you take a towel or some other object and you get it around the ball of the foot. You then grab the towel with both hands and pull your foot towards you. You should do at least 10 repetitions for each foot.

Pushing down into the ground

Perhaps the simplest exercise of them all is pushing your toes into the ground. You just sit down and you use all the strength that you have in your toes and feet to push your toes into the ground. You just need to take care not to curl them or move them in any way. This may seem like doing little, but it is actually a great exercise.

There are many other exercises for your feet and your ankles and depending on what you are getting better from and what you are looking to achieve, your podiatry specialist will recommend the different types that will help you immensely. Make sure you do them regularly and you listen to other advice that your podiatrist has for you.

Author's bio: James Burbank is a blogging maniac who enjoys an active lifestyle and who writes on fitness, green living and healthy eating. He is always ready to learn new stuff and to share his findings with other people. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Stop Eating So Much Chemicals

Let's face it we all love junk food, it makes us feel better, it gives us a rush and it's delicious. But are also aware of the fact that processed foods are bad for you are bad for you. The reason they exist is because  they are extremely cheaper, they do not go bad so easily and they save a lot of time. If we only eat processed foods we are depriving our body of essential nutritious like minerals, vitamins and fibers, while loading it up with chemicals and letting our body fight to clean up the mess. We should try eating fresh foods whenever we can to help the liver and kidneys flush out the toxins and preservatives.

Salty snacks

You love to snack on potato chips, pretzels and mixed nuts packed with sodium and you also know it's bad. These snacks are full of calories, preservatives and incredibly oily. You can give olives a go! Okay, they may be preserved in salt but you can always give them a little shower under the faucet. Unlike chips they have fiber, important vitamins and they are brain food. If you don't like green olives try other kinds, for example black olives don't have such a strong taste. You can also go for cut up cucumbers with a bit of salt or even crackers are a good alternative, but be sure the crackers have a health-approved stamp on them. Nuts and popcorn can be used as a substitute but make sure they are not drowned in butter and salt.

Sugar cravings

If you're craving chocolate you should indulge yourself a bit but get healthy chocolate. Cocoa beans are full of minerals, antioxidants and they have fiber. Find dark chocolate with 70-85% cocoa because the flavor is so strong you won't eat much of it and you will satisfy the craving. You can also go for fruits, they have fiber, natural sugar and they are delicious. You can make a fruit salad just cut them up and eat them. Don't ruin them by adding sugar, eat them naturally and you will get hooked at how refreshed they make you feel. You can even get a fruit gift basket delivered to your friends to help them get healthy instead of muffing baskets full of processed flower, sugar and chocolate.


Soda does not have any benefits, it's the most unhealthy thing you can put in your body. A study showed that drinking soda causes fatty liver and stores fat around your skeletal muscles. It makes you gain weight, destroys your teeth and packs fat around your tummy area. Many people are so addicted to soda that they don't drinks water because they say it has a strange taste, but this is just a bad habit. Soda will not quench your thirst, your body actually uses up water to digest the sugar. If you really cannot drink pure water there are numerous healthy alternatives to soda. You could go for flavored water, but it's also full of chemicals, sugars and sweeteners. So just make your own! Dice up your favorite fruit, put it in cold water and let it sit for a bit to release the flavor. Teas will hydrate you while also detoxifying your liver and lowering your anxiety. The Chinese have been using the healing properties of teas for centuries to keep their bodies in balance and minds at peace. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Winter Workouts to Keep You Fit

As the cold winter months approach many of us migrate the majority of our time towards the warmth of the indoors, where we can feel comfortable and cosy, waiting for the snow and the holidays. Of course, for some of us staying inside in the warm is a little harder, because we know we should be out there running, or cycling, or doing something active to keep ourselves fit and healthy. Winter is full of problems for those who want to stay fit all year round, and one of the biggest problems we face comes in the form of Christmas dinner, and the onslaught of festive treats that follow it. Alcohol, rich fatty meats, chocolate, Christmas pudding, and eating almost continuously for the duration of the holidays as you move from house to house visiting friends and relatives.

There are, of course, some things that you can do to keep the weight from building up this winter, without having to turn away everything delicious that is offered to you.

Start off with some winter activities. If the cold isn’t enough to keep you from braving the outdoors then get out there!
      Walks in the middle of winter a beautiful; frost on the ground, snow, quiet. Not to mention that the air always feels that much fresher when it’s cold, so get out there and enjoy a good walk. All you need is a jacket and a decent pair of shoes. Of course if it is snowing you might opt for boots instead, and if it is particularly cold you may want to opt for multiple layers. More, thinner layers will do much more for you than one very thick layer, particularly when it comes to the cool down period, so keep this in mind when you dress for a winter walk.
         Hiking or Running.
If walking isn’t doing enough for you then try hiking or running. Running in winter is best in better maintained areas where the streets are cleared and gritted, or in areas where the ground is left untouched; if it’s icy or partially cleared so that it turns slushy and icy then it isn’t a very safe surface for running. Hiking can be more risky in winter, so stick to marked trails or areas you’re particularly familiar with if you choose hiking.
         Winter Activities.
If the usual activities just aren’t interesting enough for you with all of the festivities going on then maybe you need to think of something a little more winter specific. If you’re planning a winter holiday or just happen to live in a particularly good area for snow and hills then you should try snowboarding or skiing. If you live in the city then you’re quite fortunate in that many cities have ice rinks or even open outdoor ice rinks in the winter, so you can go ice skating. These are particularly fantastic family activities and are a great way to get outside and get active. Of course if you’re looking for a good family activity try just going outside for a snowball fight like you did when you were a kid; running, throwing and of course laughing are all good ways to stay in shape.

If you’re looking for a fitness option that is a little more indoors based then there are still plenty of options for you, regardless of whether you’re looking for a quick bit of exercise to fit into your daily routine, or a healthy family activity.
You can grab a rope and start skipping just about anywhere, and it happens to be one of the most effective ways of burning calories. You can skip while watching TV, listening to your favourite music, or even just while you’re waiting for something.
          Bowling or Swimming.
If you’re looking for an activity to do with the family then swimming or bowling can be a great we of getting out of the house and encouraging some exercise. Swimming is a particularly good one for encouraging a healthy lifestyle, burning calories and staying in shape, and it’s great for the whole family. Bowling is a more social form of exercise and particularly good if you’re trying to encourage family members to do something active if they’re particularly opposed to it. In most towns and cities you can find indoor centres for swimming and bowling.
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          Yoga and Pilates.
If you’re looking for a more regular activity as part of a group that provides a more social and easy going option then you are certain to appreciate a class for Yoga or Pilates. Of course if you aren’t as interested in participating as a group you can practice these activities alone at home if you choose to, with instructional books or DVDs to choose from.

Kate Critchlow is a young and enthusiastic writer covering a range of topics, having written for a variety of clients and topics to cover everything from making weight loss fun to finding the perfect supplements for your diet. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Stock Up On Health In Time For Winter!

1.    The first thing people reach for when faced with a possibility of getting ill is Vitamin C tablets. This is far from a bad habit, but it is nowhere near enough to maintaining a healthy body, or to fight of infection. Zinc is often disregarded, yet it is a more common deficiency than Vitamin C, especially in women and children. It is also available as a supplement, but the best way to consume it is, naturally, through food. Zinc is found in large amounts in nuts and seafood, especially shellfish.
2.    Another important vitamin is D, however, it is consumed in a somewhat different manner. The human body gets all its vitamin D through the sun’s UVB rays – the non-carcinogenic ones. During the summer, getting enough sunlight is not a problem, but as the days get shorter, and the sun gets farther away, the need for additional sources arise. Spending sunny hours in the office can be reversed by eating mushrooms and egg yolk. The only additional supplements that work are oil-based D3 supplements.
3.    A healthy digestive system promotes a healthy body, and it is easy to establish one, or merely maintain it, with the help of probiotics. Globalization ensured a worldwide trade of ingredients, and anybody has access to natural medicine proven by thousands of years of experience. Potent probiotic superfoods that have kept tribal communities healthy well before the age of cities include kombucha tea and kefir. They are now common in any health-food store, and shop-keeps will gladly explain the application method. Even when illness strikes, probiotics can be used to balance out the aggressive nature of antibiotics.
4.    Herbs and spices add flavor to food and life, but their role transcends this: herbs are charged with natural healthy matter, which can be absorbed in the form of teas, spices, ointments… The most lauded are cayenne pepper, turmeric, curry, rosemary, allspice, onion, and the father of all superfoods, garlic. Garlic has been a known remedy from the dawn of time, and today, major research is conducted to see just how far its powers stretch.
5.    The doctor always recommends drinking plenty of fluids, but doing so ahead of time also keeps the doctor away. The problem is that most people have the wrong approach to something as basic as water: feeling thirsty is just a mask for dehydration, when the body is already on its last leg. Training yourself to methodically drink several glasses of water throughout day is the only approach. Other than water, which boosts your lymph levels, a selection of antioxidant teas provide a perfect blend of warm liquids and potent herbs. Green tea and chamomile tea are best choices for the winter period, and the most efficient and most prevalent recipe for disease prevention is a hot cup of green tea with a spoonful of honey, every morning.
6.    Sleep deprivation makes an unhappy, unhealthy individual incapable of dealing with invasive foreign bodies like bacteria and viruses. The body regenerates and restores during certain phases of sleep, and there is no way to go around this. Powernaps are no good to anyone, and neither is anything less than 7 hours of straight sleeping.
7.    Diet and exercise are the two steps to a healthy lifestyle. While there are as many diets as there are people starting them, the healthy meals are well balanced ones. There are also plenty of ways to exercise, and all of them are efficient, depending on a person’s preferences. However, it is yoga that most openly connects body and spirit. The combination of movement, breathing and meditation is bound to maintain vitality and a life free of stress.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Four Health Benefits of Contact with Nature

Contact with nature is known as ecotherapy. It is an effective type of therapy older than time itself, is free and absolutely available to everyone anytime. Being outdoors can make you feel better right away. The sun’s warmth, the fresh ocean breeze, the clean, sweet smell of the air after a heavy rain, the chirping of the birds – all these can instantly revive your spirit. And this is no tall tale either, studies have shown that contact with nature is an integral part of our well-being as humans.

A most significant research called “restorative environments”  that has documented the importance of nature to a person’s well being, health and functioning has been conducted by Stephen and Rachel Kaplan, psychology professors at the  University of Michigan. According to the Kaplans,  the reasons why contact with nature presumably help in a person’s well being include :

  • When in nature, a person has this feeling of being away from life’s daily strains and stresses.
  • Being in contact with nature helps a person put things into proper perspective.
  • Nature delights and stimulates the senses
  • When in nature, a person usually feels being in a harmonious and supportive surroundings
Studies also showed that direct contact with nature has plenty of positive effects on the mental and physical health of a person – help treat illness, prevent health issues and provide healing and care. A 1974 study by Russell and Mehrabian indicated that pictures of natural scenes shown to subjects promoted health-oriented behaviours. On the other hand, RS Ulrich, in his research “View through a window may influence recovery from surgery” established that patients in a hospital who have views of nature from their windows were considered more cooperative, required the administration of less painkillers and were discharged faster than those with only a brick wall for a view. Another study conducted by Ulrich in 1991 proved that nature views impact positively on physical health, specifically on muscle tension, blood pressure and more, as well as in reducing stress.

It comes as no surprise that contact with nature would have a curative effect considering that man’s progenitors have always bonded with nature. In fact, it is only in this modern world where man has less exposure to nature and more restricted to the man-made surroundings. For man, therefore, being in a natural environment is like going home to a sanctuary that gives man a feeling of belonging. It’s the calming and soothing effect of nature that brings healing. Being in nature, a person seems to quieten and the soporific effect of nature’s beauty checks the incessant and chaotic thought-chatter that normally runs around his mind acting like a mantra. This fills the person with inner energy and tranquility that promote healing.

You need not go to the mountain or even drive a long way to the beach  to experience nature. Taking a brisk walk in the park rather than sweating it out in the gym is a great way to take in nature while exercising. If going outdoors often is too much of an effort, you can always bring nature inside by having an indoor garden. Even indoor plants can improve your disposition, purify the air and lessen weariness and stress. Urban living and a modern way of life should not be a reason to be deprived of nature’s bounty.

Sharon Freeman is a professional freelancer who writes about coaching and the latest performance coaching trends in the business world. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Cherries Can Greatly Help With Premature Ejaculation: Is This True?


For many centuries now, cherries have been used as an aphrodisiac, and being an aphrodisiac that is very natural. They can be used to treat a host of sexual dysfunctional problems, and premature ejaculation is definitely one of them. These cherries are said to help a great deal with the psychological side of PE in a major way.

Cherries Are Small Fruits But Pack A Big Wallop

Cherries are very small and very sweet fruits to the taste, so very true. However, what some don't know is this, and that is they do pack a big wallop when it comes to premature ejaculation. This is because they are jam-packed with tons of colorful chemicals that do a good job of protecting artery walls. These colorful chemicals help to stop fatty plaques in their tracks from clogging up arteries.

Cherries Have Been Found To Be Effective In Scavenging Against Free Radicals

Cherries are said to have lots of health rewards attached to them. One thing that is said about them very strongly is that they are very good at fighting up against the presence of free radicals. Free radicals are cancer cells and the anti-oxidants that are in cherries, especially tart cherries, are indeed protective scavengers against these harmful free radicals. These anti-oxidants do include lutein, zea-xanthin, and beta-carotene. These anti-oxidants are flavonoid poly-phenolic and they also fight against reactive oxygen species that do play a big part in aging, cancers, and other disease processes that are numerous in number.

Cherries Do Have Many Anti-Oxidant Properties That Promote Good Health

Cherries have a lot of wonderful things in them health-wise. This is why it is no surprise that they can indeed help those with premature ejaculation. These anti-oxidant properties can be vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that do protect and repair any cells that are damaged by free radicals. Despite this fact, cherries still have not been proven to be a true health benefit for people health-wise, as this is something still being researched. Nonetheless, black cherry bark is said to a good supplement, which does treat cough, digestive issues, and also pain.

Winter Cherry Supplement For Premature Ejaculation

Winter cherry supplement for premature ejaculation is a known tonic, aphrodisiac, and nervine sedative. It has both astringent and alterative qualities, in addition, as well. It is also a diuretic and can promote physical strength. It is also an idea treatment for nervous debility and nervous exhaustion. It is said to have special capabilities to rejuvenate an entire system of a person. Winter cherry is shown to treat various sexual dysfunction issues such as fertility for one and premature ejaculation is another.

Cherry Juice Has Amazing Health Benefits

It is no surprise that cherry juice does have lots of health benefits. This is because cherry juice comes straight from cherry fruit and we all know that cherry fruit is loaded up with all sorts of amazing health rewards themselves. Therefore, it is not at all surprising to learn this about cherry juice, as it is closely related all the same by the force of nature itself. Some new studies have surfaced on just how effective cherry juice can be in relieving inflammation that is directly related to arthritis. There aren't that many fruits and vegetables out there that can make this claim. This is because cherry juice has anthocyanins and these anthocyanins help in the prevention of inflammation. These anthocyanins block two key enzymes that do produce inflammatory compounds. Cherries also do have anti-aging qualities about them to. They are all good in the treatment of arthritis, gout, premature ejaculation, for just some examples of issues they are good at helping in a major way.

To Cherry Or Not To Cherry?

A lot of the very wonderful health qualities about cherries and winter cherry supplements have been revealed here to help treat premature ejaculation. Therefore, the choice of, to cherry or not to cherry is left entirely up to you. You are the only one who decides in the end if this all natural treatment option is for you or not. So, with this said, think it over for you and go from there.

Cherries are just one of the mainly foods that can help with premature ejaculation and other sexual dysfunction issues. Therefore, if you do have PE and want a natural alternative, do try to eat some winter cherries as a form of aphrodisiac food and see just what they can do to help you personally with PE in general.

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5 Facts You Probably Don't Know About Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most casually referred to cosmetic treatments in North America but the average customer knows very little about how it works and what it can – and cannot – do. Before undergoing a liposuction treatment, it is important to be sure that you understand the basics and speak to your doctor to clear up any misconceptions you may have. Here are the top 5 most common myths about liposuction in our society:
Liposuction is not a replacement for weight loss:
Most people assume that liposuction can be used to “suck away” large volumes of fat without consequence but the procedure is much more limited than many customers realize. Large-volume liposuction is defined as a procedure that removes more than 5L of body fat. While this may sound like a lot, it is only actually about 11 pounds. Removal of this much body fat can result in a major fluid shift in the patient’s body, increasing the risk of pulmonary edema. Most patients who undergo large volume liposuction will need to be admitted to the hospital overnight for observation. Liposuction may sound like the answer to your prayers if you are unable to lose weight or are too lazy to exercise but those who undergo liposuction treatments without changing their lifestyle will be in for great disappointment and potential serious health complications.
Liposuction is best for spot fixes:

Patients with large amounts of undesired body fat will not benefit greatly from liposuction as the treatment is best used for small spot fixes such as removing stubborn love handles, saddlebags, or a small tummy left over once the patient has achieved their goal weight. It is not intended to make your thighs thinner or significantly reduce belly fat.
Patients of all sizes can benefit:
Liposuction is a treatment often used by those in good physical fitness who wish to trim a few extra inches of stubborn fat off their hips or stomachs but that does not mean that you must be a size 6 in order to benefit. As long as you are in good health and have reached your target weight, liposuction treatments can be used to create a more toned appearance.
Liposuction is a serious surgical procedure:
While it is true that most patients go home immediately following their procedure, there is still a lengthy recovery period following this procedure. Most patients will experience significant bruising and swelling that can take several weeks to go down and they will be required to wear a compression garment for 6 weeks following the operation.
There is no doubt that liposuction can be used to achieve great results in the right circumstances but it is a major operation with all of the attendant risks and it is far from pain-free. There is a large public misconception that liposuction is a gentle, simple procedure but this is simple not the case.
Exercise following liposuction is essential:
Liposuction treatments remove fat cells from just under the skin in order to create a more toned appearance. This is great for patients with active lifestyles who will continue to exercise and eat well in order to maintain their results. For those who are not motivated to exercise regularly, it can trigger a serious health problem: Some studies have shown that liposuction may cause an increase in the amount of fat which builds up deep in the abdomen and in between the organs. This fat can be dangerous and may lead to an increased risk of heart diseases or diabetes. Luckily, this increase in visceral fat does not occur in patients who exercise regularly and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Knocked Out Tooth? 4 Things to Do Right Away!

Knocking out a tooth can be a traumatic experience, but a lost tooth can often be salvaged with the help of a qualified dentist. Prompt action is important in saving a tooth, so you should seek out professional dental care as soon as possible, either at your own dentist or an emergency dentist that can see you immediately. Here are four tips to keep in mind if you are faced with this type of accident.

1. Rinse off the Tooth

First, locate the tooth and rinse the blood and dirt off with plain water, holding it by the crown, not the root, which can be damaged by too much handling. If the tooth is in fragments, collect as many of these as you can. Do not rub or scrape the tooth, and do not use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide on the tooth. If there is bleeding in the mouth, have the person rinse with water. Have the person bite down on a small wad of gauze to help stop bleeding.


2. Try Placing the Tooth in Its Socket

If possible, try replacing the tooth into its socket. If some blood is in the mouth, have the person rinse it out with plain water. The individual can hold the tooth in place by biting down on a small piece of gauze or by holding it in position until the dentist looks at it.

3. Place the Tooth in a Container of Cold Milk

If the tooth cannot be put back into the socket until treatment has begun, place it in a small container with cold milk. This will help to keep the tooth moist until treatment can begin. Avoid excessive handling of the tooth before treatment.

4. See a Dentist Immediately

Contact your dentist immediately. If you cannot reach your dentist quickly, visit an emergency dentist like those with Abougoush Professional Corp or an office in your area. It is important to get dental care for the tooth within ten minutes for the best chance of restoring it to its socket. Parents with children who are very active or who engage in contact sports should keep the number of an emergency dentist on hand for these occasions.

Although knocking out a tooth is a serious dental event, these teeth can often be treated or replaced. Try to keep the injured person calm. If they are in pain, apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth and provide over-the-counter pain relievers until the dentist sees the patient.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Top Five Replacement Tips To Quit Cigarette Smoking

Quitting smoking is really not easy as old habits die hard. When you think that smoking can be a physical habit and addiction, then it can seem impossible to quit. However, you can make sure that you will stay an ex-smoker for the rest of your life with the right supports and a variety of replacements.
                  1.       Do Exercises

Exercise is recognized to be one of the best ways to defeat difficult cigarette or nicotine cravings. We are not saying that you have to go to gym for doing exercise, going for a morning walk or a jog can also help you greatly. If you love swimming, then you must take pool membership to provide you something to focus on when you give up.
                  2.       Nicotine Replacements Theory (NRT)

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can be very effective at minimizing cravings. You must consider different alternatives such as nicotine patches, nicotine inhalers or nicotine gum. In addition, it is also a great idea to do some meditations like Chantix because such meditation can help to reduce cravings. Remember, before starting any nicotine replacement program, you must consult with your doctor. Another best option that you can use is electronic cigarette as they are a great tool to help smokers quit smoking or if they don't quit using nicotine, then electronic cigarette will still be much better off. Check out about Electronic Cigarette and learn more at http://tappingsoluciones.com
       3.       Vitamin C

Make sure that you are getting enough Vitamin C. There are lots of ways to fulfill the requirements of vitamin C like drink orange juice, take vitamin C supplements, or eat foods and fruits that contain plenty of Vitamin C. Remember, when adults want to stop, and then they need more than 500 mg of vitamin C every day.
              4.       Relaxing

If you are straining out exceedingly due to the quitting process, then it maybe the right time to cut back. When you are stopping, you need to schedule in time to calm down and enjoy yourself. Engage in a leisure pursuit or follow learning more about something you like and love.   
              5.       Drink Plenty of Liquids

Don't drink only coffee or alcohol as both of these drinks are poor at rehydration as well as can dehydrate you further. But, you need to drink water, low-sugar juice, fruit juice or herbal tea that can help to blush toxic chemicals out of your system quickly.

If you know any other replacement tip or tips, please let us know!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Can our brains be persuaded to stop craving junk food?

People are nothing if not suggestible. From amazing successes with placebo treatments to painfully talent-less people expressing their shock and disbelief with the public’s lack of sensitivity and sophistication required to recognize the vortex of sublime creativity that swirls within these unappreciated geniuses, our history has largely been one of self deception, rationalizations and false epiphanies. Naturally, pragmatic as we are, we found various ways to harness the murky powers of self persuasion, and have managed to occasionally make them work for us, placebo treatments being just one of the positive examples of leveraging the inertia which seems to hold so much sway over our minds.

One of the recent insights into how our brains are wired and what we can do in order to trick them into working for, instead of against us, comes from the researches at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University. Their research seems to indicate not only that fast food cravings that many obese people consider the primary problem with losing weight are not only acquired instead of inherent, but that they can be overwritten with a similar kind of suggestion and prolonged exposure that gave them birth in the first place.

In an effort to determine how people relate to both healthy and unhealthy food choices, they decided to observe the reactions of 13 people who had weight problems. They were divided into two groups, with eight people about to take part in a specifically designed weight loss program including low calorie, healthy food, and five whose habits were to remain the same as they were before the research began.

Both groups were subjected to an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain scan at the beginning of the experiment, and one at the end, six months later. The results of the scans are quite encouraging, and seem to reveal a tendency of our brain that could help people with weight problems approach dieting with less trepidation.

Both scans involved the participants looking at images of both unhealthy, calorie-rich junk found and those of healthy food. The reward  centers of their brains were monitored for activity, and unsurprisingly, during the first scan, all subjects displayed increased reward center activity when shown pictures of their favorite artery cloggers.

However, six months later, during which the experimental group of eight has been enduring a treatment focusing on healthy food choices, when both groups took another scan, a change in how they perceived the images was more than noticeable. Not only did the experimental group display less brain activity when shown pictures of junk food, their reactions to low fat, low calorie food were much more favorable than at the beginning of the test, and then the reactions of the control group.   

This seems to indicate that junk food craving are not something that you are born with or something that will necessarily haunt you for the rest of your life once developed. While some people may have an inherently higher proclivity towards this kind of food, if the research is to be believed (and there are no obvious reasons why it shouldn't be) even they should be able to, if not exterminate those tendencies, than at least reduce them to a more manageable level.

Until this research has seen the light of day, it was supposed by most that once you get hooked on junk food, i.e. become junk junky, the affliction would follow you to your deathbed. After all, most of the other types of serious addictions seem to stick with people for the rest of their life’s once acquired, even if they stop indulging in them.

Seeing how one of the main problems with dieting is finding the willpower to stick with the regime, this should make it easier for people to commit to a diet, knowing that the temptation to stray will get less insistent as the time goes by. If you want to make the transition easier on your body, you might even consider eating low calorie food, so that your brain gets used to it and starts developing better habits, while at the same time using different, nutrient rich supplements, so that your body experiences less of a change when it comes to the intake of various nutrients.

If it weren't as well documented as it is, and if we were living in a world much different to the one that we actually inhabit, one might almost believe the research itself to be a kind of a placebo, trying to help you convince yourself that you can convince yourself to like healthier food. While that might be a slightly more interesting scenario, the truth should serve us just fine in battling obesity and finding a way to model ourselves into more conscientious, health oriented people.

5 Foods for Detoxing

To do a detox diet you must first understand what detoxing is. Detoxing is the process of removing toxins from the body to protect the bodies tissues from being damaged.The body does this naturally by transforming toxins into less harmful compounds that can be excreted from the body. The body does a pretty good job of this on its own but it is possible to aid the process making it far more successful. 
The answer, a detox diet.  This is a short term diet that involves reducing the amount of chemicals you intake by eating organic produce, increasing the number of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and antioxidants the body needs for successful detoxing, eating foods that are a high in fiber and drinking plenty of water to flush the system through bowel movements and urination. 
Now that you have the basics you can think about the foods you will need to eat for your detox diet. Below are 5 of my favorites. 
Cabbage is a fantastic natural vegetable brilliant for any detox diet.  Made up of 92% water it holds barely any calories and those it does can be burnt off whilst eating it.  Containing fiber, vitamins, folic acid and minerals C, K, E and A the cabbage acts as a natural diuretic to help remove excess liquids from the body. Also proven to help keep the colon healthy so an all-round winner for detoxing. 
Garlic is one of my favorites ever despite its long lasting smell on the skin and breath. It is also brilliant for including in your diet.  Loaded with a mineral knows as sulfur that helps rid the body of poisons.  As well as this garlic has been proven to lower levels of bad cholesterol which will in turn reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Best eaten raw as cooking it can destroy the goodness within.  Also available as capsules if eating it raw is not an option. 
The tomato is great for your detox any time of the year but extra special during the summer when it’s hot and sticky. Like the cabbage tomatoes contain lots of water for flushing the system of toxins. Water also helps to control hunger through dehydration (where you think you’re hungry but you’re actually thirsty). They also contain potassium which stops bloating, a feeling none of us enjoy. 
The vegetable we associate with Popeye for making you big and strong. That may be but the spinach is also very good for cleaning out your bodies system. If eaten raw you can gain 166 milligrams of glutathione from a single serving. What it does you might ask? It increases the bodies immune system, helps it fight off toxins and detoxifies the liver. Also known for its high levels of iron, almost twice as much as other leafy greens.  If using spinach for your detox do not cook it as all of its goodness will be removed. 
Jalapeno Peppers:
Jalapenos are spicy and a great accompaniment to many dishes.  Studies suggest that eating spicy foods naturally makes you eat less. They also make you drink more as you try to cool the sensation in your mouth, so make sure its water to wash away those poisons.  Containing capsaicin, an ingredient linked to weight loss, these spicy little fellas will have you detoxed in not time at all. 
Author Bio:

Emma is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about health and fitness. She often writes about bodybuilding and supplements such as Oxylean.