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Does Exercise Really Build Bones?

 Osteoporosis literally means “porous bone”, a disease where bone becomes so fragile it is easily broken, especially after a fall. Almost every one of us is at risk for osteoporosis, while some are of a higher risk. Regardless of our age, gender or race, we are all on the osteoporosis continuum. From the moment we are born, our bodies have been building up bones, which is the internal infrastructure that is expected to support our body for the rest of our lives. However, bones usually reach their peak density in the mid to late 20s, which will then inevitable begins to decline.

While genetics has the limiting factors which determines the degree and speed with which bones deteriorates, all of us are born with certain inherited tendencies that we cannot control. Osteoporosis is a silent disease which will greatly affect and decrease our quality of life, is it possible then to take a more active approach in our lifestyle so that we can prevent these inevitable losses?

We know with certainty that our lifestyle plays a vital role in this process. For instance, we know that smoking, along with unhealthy diet, significantly influences our bone density. We also realise that people who are active in childhood and continue to exercise in their adult years have thicker and stronger bones. The question we are interested to find out is whether we can actually “grow” new bones by engaging in exercise which begun in adulthood?

It was only until recent years, with the advances in modern technology and scientific research that sports scientists are able to show with objectivity and scientific rigor, exercise can make a difference, in particular weight bearing exercises. If you have osteoporosis, engaging in exercise may be able to reduce bone loss or even to put an end to further loss of bone. Simply preventing further decline in bone loss will reduces your risk of fractures and dramatically improves your osteoporosis profile. It has been shown that in some cases, it may even be possible for exercise; especially resistance training and weight bearing exercise, to create new bones, perhaps as much as 6%.

There are numerous health benefits of exercise other than building strong bone and preventing bone loss. Exercise can also improve your stability, reflexes, and coordination, thus reducing the risk of fall and injury. Together with a regular and well designed exercise regime you can even build up the muscle and flexibility to catch and protect yourself even if you do fall. The importance of these skills cannot be emphasis enough for someone who, when diagnosed with osteoporosis, live in constant fear and threat of fracture.

The incidence of hip fracture, which is very often due to osteoporosis (Kerri Winters-Stone, 2005), in Asia has raised two to three folds during the past 30 years. This statistics shows that it will become a major health challenge for the region in the near future as the senior population is increasing.

Being engaged with any exercise program does not denote that you can stop taking the medications that have been prescribed to you by your doctor for osteoporosis. But unlike any medicine, exercise is the only way to make your body stronger, more agile, improved stability, and faster to react to obstacles in your surrounding that might cause you to lose your balance and fall. These are perhaps the most compelling reasons to start an exercise routine if you have osteoporosis.

While we mention about the benefits of exercise for osteoporosis, it need to be understood that in order to achieve the reversal of bone loss, exercise must be of a certain type and level of intensity, and must be appropriate for your fitness level and fracture risk. Contrary to popular belief, walking alone does not help to prevent osteoporosis, nor will it build bone, except in the beginning phases of being totally idle to being a walker. If you have been living a sedentary lifestyle, walking will improve your bone strength initially, and this is definitely the exercise to begin your exercise program. However, after a period of time, there is no further benefit from walking alone once your body has adapt to the training intensity.

Let’s examine why. We need to understand that bone is living tissue and that it responds to intensity, not duration. Meaning to say, it responds to a force greater than it is used to, and not a repetition of the same amount of force. Thus, walking, like all weight bearing activities (running, jogging, Tai Chi, dancing etc), transfer a certain amount of body weight to bones over and over again. Initially, bone responds by improving its architecture, and after a period of time, however, the bone would have adapts to this level of activity and will no longer finds the same amount of exercise a sufficient stimulus for growth.

Strength training, which also known as weight is training or resistance training, has the ability to progressively and continually challenge or overload bones. It doesn’t matter if you are using dumbbells, machines, wrist weights, tubing or manual resistance from a partner, since your body has no preference and it doesn’t discriminate. Thus, when you increase the weight of a dumbbell you use for an exercise, or change to thicker tubing with greater resistance, you “surprise” the bone and force it to adapt to this new stress. Bone then responds by producing more osteoblasts, cells that fill in bone cavities, and bone density improves.

While this may trigger you to go for heavy weight right away, being cautious is still priority as you will not want to end up getting injured before seeing the benefits of your bone growing stronger. Always begin an exercise at a level that is commensurate with your capabilities, and make sure you are able to complete the motion comfortably without any extra weight before adding resistance. Next, be conscious of your health and medical profile. If you have any injuries, arthritis or joint deterioration, a hip replacement, shoulder, back or knee pain, your exercise program needs to be designed in consultation with your personal coach or medical doctor. If you are suffering from either heart disease or hypertension, it might also indicate your need to avoid strenuous weight training. You need to bear in mind that certain medications that make you dizzy put you at increased risk of injury (from falling down or dropping a weight) and should influence your exercise choice.

While most of the osteoporosis research focused on the effects of strength training or aerobics, my many years as fitness professional and senior Tai Chi coach inform me that they are not enough. Looking around gyms I see many men and women who are approaching their senior years flinging their bodies that reflect their hard work, where instead of looking physically great, they instead have stooped, stiff and misaligned posture. Their shoulders are often rounded forward; their walk is without fluidity and not biomechanically aligned.

The tenseness and rigidity I witness are likely compensation for shoulders, necks, knees, or other body parts in pain. In brief, people are exercising with fervor and devotion, while often ignoring their musculoskeletal discomforts in order to improve their strength and cardiovascular fitness, and doing it in such a way that they end up looking old and causing more wear and tear to their joints unnecessary.

Yet there are people who practice Tai Chi where you will see them standing erect, who weave gracefully and confidently as they walk, who present the picture of health. Their youthful appearance, energy and ease of movement belie their real age (they look younger than what they actually are). Tai Chi is a full body workout that stretch and strengthen the body in a functional way as they engage the core (the muscles of the abdominals and back) muscles and also the stabilizing muscles, together with the other fine motor skills that trigger the toning of the different muscles around the body.

In Tai Chi classes, participants learn new and more efficient ways to move, evaporating chronic aches and pains, and exponentially increasing exercise ability, enhancing years of quality lifestyle. (see Optimal Postural Alignment using Tai Chi Principles

An excellent study showed tai chi slowed down the loss of bone mineral density approximately three fold. Another study indicated that people who practice tai chi regularly have higher bone mineral density and better flexibility, muscle strength and balance. Many studies have shown that tai chi reduces falls (Voukelatos Alexander et al., 2007). This is especially important because when people with osteoporosis fall they are more like to sustain a fracture. A fracture can be a very serious problem for example hip fractures have a mortality rate of approximately 50%. It also seriously affects your quality of life. Tai chi has also been shown to improve balance and strength so even if you fall, you have a lesser chance of serious injury (Mau-Roung et al., 2006).

Regardless of any health constraints you may have, just a little exercise can yield significant benefits. In addition to its positive effect on bone, exercise enriches your life by making your daily physical activities so much easier. Carrying groceries, cleaning the home, climbing the stairs, picking something up off the floor, or even getting out of a chair don’t need to be daunting propositions anymore. Improvement may be just around the corner. What you find difficulty today can become easy in a matter of weeks.

Bridging the science of research with practicality and addressing the authentic lives of people is what I wish to share in this article. That’s why, in addition to strength training and aerobics, your will find exercises from the realms of Tai Chi beneficial and contributes to a bone-building approach. When combined, they form a powerful fusion that just can’t be beat (Dianne Daniels, 2008)


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Celebrity Beauty Tips and Secrets

Secrets of Angliena Jolie: Beauty Tips

Angelina Jolie has made many women jealous of her beautiful skin, facial glow, gorgeous mane and her juicy lips. Much has been said, written and also guessed at the miracle formula.

The good news is that some of her secret is now out!
What is Angelina Jolie’s star secret?

1. Angelina refuses to get plastic surgery! She loves the unique features that people possess. This is why she has looked exactly the same since the time she was a teenager.
2. Everyone knows that Angelina has stunning lips, and this is her unique feature that she wouldn’t dare change.
3. She believes in striking a balance on her face, and therefore plays up only one feature. Since her lips are already stunning, she tends to wear only gloss on them.
4. Instead, Angelina chooses to play up her eyes. She loves smoky eyes, thick eye liner, and anything else that will draw attention to her pretty lashes.
5. She also loves grooming her brows and making their perfect arch the main focus. Angelina Jolie is the poster girl for understated elegance, and we think she is right on key!
6. Who isn’t jealous of Angelina Jolie’s gorgeous mane? Not only is her hair always perfectly placed, but it’s got the volume, the shine, and the color management we all wish for. How does Angelina keep her hair looking so luxurious? She uses all natural Aveda products!

Jessica Alba’s Style : beauty tips,cs_srgb,w_620/MTMyOTIxMjIxNTIzMjM4ODgy.pngSubtle yet stunningly gorgeous, that is how you can define Jessica Alba’s Style. The blend of simple chic look with a sexy image is something that goes well with her individuality. An ardent believer of simple yet comfortable style, her approach to fashion is cool and classy.

No wonder, from her casual approach to accessories to naturally inspired make-up looks, every move becomes a part of her style statement. So, you might admit to the fact that Jessica Alba’s Style is more than just style, its pure elegance!
Jessica Alba’s Style secrets:

* Always try to focus on your body. Jessica believes in regular works outs and maintaining healthy diet for keeping her body firm.
* Try to collect some active wear stuff for your everyday look. Jessica Alba likes to venture around in velour tracksuits, like the ones made by Juicy Couture. She also likes to wear trucker hats or pageboy caps to restrict sun damage. She loves different kinds of sunglasses for avoiding eye contact with paparazzi groups.
* Get into jeans if you truly admire Alba. She is more inclined to boot cut jeans with a dark wash or slight thigh wear.
* Jessica’s sense of style is revealed with her choice of accessories. She likes to carry medium-sized slouchy bag like the Botkier Stirrup bag. Most of her bags come in colors like brown and blue that compliments her attire besides her beautiful tanned skin.
* Jessica also likes to wear long cascading dresses that highlights her chest and flaunts her wonderful figure.

Selena Gomez – Style Secrets

Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American actress and singer-songwriter best known for her portrayal of Alex Russo on the Emmy Award winning Disney Channel Original Series, Wizards of Waverly Place . She has starred in the television movies, Another Cinderella Story and Princess Protection Program .
Tips & Secrets from Selena: beauty tips

1. “The beauty product I can’t live without is Oil of Olay face wash and lotion. It’s geared towards an older audience, but I find that if I start working on my skin now, it can’t do me any harm!”
2. “My favorite fashion tip would probably be ‘less is more,’ when it comes to accessories.”
3. “Out of all the events I’ve been to, my favorite dress I’ve ever worn would have to be the BCBG dark green-blue one-shoulder dress that I wore to the Imagen Awards. I felt very pretty.”

4. “When I go on a red carpet and I take a clutch or a little bag, I usually have the lip gloss that I wore, my phone, and some candy. Because wherever I’m at, I’m there for a really long time, so I like to have candy to keep my energy up!”
5. “When I’m picking out a dress for an event, I don’t really spend too much time on it. I have a wonderful lady that I work with who kind of knows the style I like, so we pick out the top ten, and we’ll sit down and I’ll see which one I think is pretty. I find that I get in trouble when I over-think it.”
6. “The color that I usually gravitate towards most would be black, to be honest. I probably have picked out so many black dresses that my mom has stopped me from wearing, because I love that color.”
7. “I really love Rachel Bilson’s wardrobe. I think she’s very classic chic, and I love her everyday wear. Even her hair — I just love how she puts herself together.”
8. “I have my mom’s old Converse from when she was in middle school. I thought it was insane that they still fit perfectly fine and they’re so cute.”
9. “Three things that girls must have in their closet: jeans, heels, and a scarf.”
10. “My back-to-school outfit would be a high-waisted, floral skirt and flats. And my hair would be in a ponytail. I always felt like my hair in a ponytail made me feel sophisticated!”
11. “To glam up, I usually focus on the minor things — like my eyebrows. I may add a more defined look to them. I may also play up the colors — I’ll use darker colors than I normally would — and I’ll add blush. When I get a little braver, that’s when I’ll try yellow eyeliner or another neat color.”
12. “I love Ted Gibson’s hairspray as a go-to. It’s really tiny and fits in my purse because it’s very light. It’s not so thick and it doesn’t make my hair flaky. I carry that and a comb so I can tease my hair a little in the restroom wherever I’m at.”
13. “I use a light coat of Oil of Olay’s SPF lotion and let it dry a little bit before I put my makeup on.”
14. “I use Carmex because that’s the way to go [for my chapped lips], but then I like to add Cover Girl’s Wet Slicks. It has a nice glossy look without having so much color and that gross thickness that every other gloss has.”
15. “The first beauty product I ever tried was Maybelline mascara. Everybody has to use it once — or in my case, still to this day.”

Sushmita Sen

The first thing Sushmita Sen, one of the most beautiful women in Bollywood, advises is a peaceful mind which reflects in a glow on the face. “If your mind is under control and is tuned to positive thoughts, you are a winner in the beauty field,” she says, “I personally prefer Yoga and meditation every day to retain the freshness of my face and mind.”

Of course, other than that, she works out every day to keep her body in shape. Strangely enough, though she herself has a colourful personality, she believes that pastels like light pink, cream and beige bring on a peaceful mood in the wearer. “Though I wear bright colours as per the requirements of the characters I play, in my personal life I wear light colours so that I look fresh and happy when I go to any function or party.”

Sushmita, who has given a new look to the traditional Indian saree with her élan and elegance, also advises a balanced diet in the midst of heavy partying or a busy nightlife. “Young people party relentlessly and their eating habits become erratic and damaging to their systems,” she says. Sushmita herself avoids fried foods – especially fast food varieties which are so common today. Cereals with milk and a few almonds help her to start the day with a burst of energy. Fruit and juices also are beneficial according to her.

The secret of her glowing face? She applies papaya and orange juice on her skin regularly! One last tip from Sushmita: She says that gracious and smiling behaviour with friends, family and even strangers, whom one meets in everyday life, is a major key to a shining personality. beauty tips

Some Benefits Of Boxing For Women

Boxing is primarily considered a sport for men. When most people think of boxing, they do not picture two women dueling it out in a ring. Yet in recent years and throughout history, women have always played a role in this sport, and other areas of competitive fighting. It is interesting to see how it has developed over time, into what we know boxing as today, where women are just below men, in terms of numbers of competitive fighters.

What has not changed that much is the amount of attention it gets in comparison to male boxing. This is primarily because a lot of people do not agree that women should take part in such a risky sport. Women, by nature, are considered the less aggressive of the two sexes and therefore should have no place in boxing. However, boxing is no more riskier than any other sport that has welcomed women. Not to mention the fact that women have been involved in boxing since the eighteenth century.

The reason why we are seeing a rise of female fighters is the great physical benefits it provides. There is nothing better than the workout you will get from a boxing match, not to mention the substantive training you will have to go through.

If you are a woman and you are thinking about getting into boxing, then your first step will be to find a trainer. If you do not want to rush into that, then you will be better off to start by taking a couple of classes to see if it is something you would like to get involved in. That way you will learn the basics of the sport in terms of rules and technique.

Boxing is a great way to get rid of unwanted stress. People in general sometimes tend to hold everything in. This is hard on our bodies, so to avoid ulcers and high stress levels, boxing is a great option. Women in larger numbers, are experiencing benefits in this area that men have been taking advantage of for years. Another benefit is that boxing for women can also serve as a great self-defense tool. You will not feel as vulnerable as before when walking alone late at night if you are a skilled pugilist. Who needs mace or a stun gun when you can have the ultimate satisfaction of being able to cold-cock an attacker.

No matter what level of boxing you are at, you will find something that suits your abilities. It is okay if you do not want to jump into the ring. Do not get discouraged thinking you are not strong enough or heavy enough. There are different classes and levels depending on your strength. It is just like any other sport that you must train for and practice to get better. No one expects you to be a champion right from the get go.

9 Tips to Survive an Elimination Diet

We asked Duggan for her best advice to make your elimination diet as painless as possible. Check out her top tips.

Michelle Konstantinovsky

1. Take time to prepare.

It’s important to know what you’re getting into. You may want to take a weekend or entire week to experiment with different products, snacks, and foods before you begin the diet to see what works best for you. “The importance of planning is to understand your options and to ensure that there are foods and recipes you can still enjoy while going through the process of elimination,” Duggan says.

2. Keep your blood sugar stable.

Keeping your blood sugar stable is essential to staying on track. The best way to avoid extreme blood sugar fluctuations is to maintain a balance of healthy fats, proteins, and carbohydrates at every meal. And contrary to popular belief, there are still lots of great, delicious foods that can be eaten when following an elimination diet. For ideas, Duggan suggests the Whole Life Nutrition website and cookbooks.

3. Be realistic with your social schedule.

Carve out time on your calendar and block off the weeks you know you’ll be doing the diet so you can plan accordingly for major events. If you know you’ll be tempted by birthday cake or celebratory cupcakes, it may be best to plan your diet around major milestones. Or, be prepared and bring your own treats.

4. Hit the farmer’s market.

Peruse the local farmer’s market and stock your fridge with fresh, whole foods instead of processed, packaged options. Ideally, you’re consuming foods that don’t have labels—the entire produce section is gluten-free!

5. Get creative in the kitchen.

Duggan says, “When I describe the diet, patients often visualize themselves eating chicken salad after chicken salad, which is understandably unappealing.” But sites like Whole Life Nutrition can provide inventive, delicious recipes and suggestions. Many gluten-free/egg-free breads aren’t as tasty as their wheat-based counterparts, so if you’re really craving bread, Duggan recommends taking matters into your own hands and baking this “life-changing” bread. If you’re doing a modified elimination diet and only eliminating gluten and dairy, consider a whole grain option from Udi’s (which does contain egg whites).

6. Remember to rotate.

Don’t fall into the trap of finding a particular type of food that fits your restrictions and then eat it over and over again. The key to optimal health is rotation. I work with my patients to develop a three- to four-day rotation plan, which translates into three to four different breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas.

7. Pace yourself.

When you start re-introducing foods, it can be tempting to splurge on pizza and ice cream. But the only way to know which ingredient is causing your symptoms is to reintroduce each food individually. Mark your calendar or set reminders on your phone for the days you’ll be reintroducing certain foods, and make sure they’re spaced out by several days.

8. Stay hydrated!

Thirst can often be mistaken for hunger, so be sure to drink plenty of water during the diet (and after).

9. Consult a pro.

Professional guidance is highly recommended. “Elimination diets can be challenging and many people don’t achieve the results they’re looking for because they hit roadblocks along the way,” Duggan says. “Working with someone experienced in coaching people through elimination diets can help you navigate the challenges, temptations, and pitfalls, and completely change your experience.”

What is Essential For Growing Baby?

Baby growth required your more attention and nutritional diet for proper mind and physical growth, along other activates of growing babies, weight also represent sign towards healthy development of body parts. Health centre visit is essential to ensure weight gain in baby is compatible with his/her growing age, so arrange visit at least every month for up to 1 year age and at least once after three month visit for 1 to 2 year child . Child overweight with respect to age and height, alarms towards abnormalities in child’s body.

Child underweight and overweight direct parents towards conscious diet plan that contains balanced nutrition value for healthy growth. Sleeping behavior of growing stage reflects the mode of baby’s growth. Newborn take sleep 14 to 20 hour between short time periods but as baby growing sleeping time also reduced accordingly. If you observe any abnormality or irritation continually in his/her sleeping duration then immediately visit health center and discus with concerning doctor. If baby is unable to take proper sleep then he/her will suffer with anxiety and irritation will disturb his/her mental health and physical growth.

Mother feed nutritional value and effects on baby growth:

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Mother feed is richer nutritional diet for newborn and growing babies that provide all essential diet components for mental and physical growth. Mother feed contain nearly 400 nourishing ingredient in which major are brain building fates and sufficient level of cholesterol that make brain active and fast processing for analyze and respond the messages. If you choose any infant formula for your child then it may be less beneficial with respect to mother feed due to less amount of cholesterol, lactose or taurine. As lactose is act as carbohydrate for brain and taurine is protein used for brain’s cells development.

Mother milk is a natural rich source of taurine, essential nutrients for baby diet that provide amino acid for nervous system. In first weeks of newborn baby’s life with immature liver, taurine is needed for brain development. So now it’s your choose to gave bright and healthy future to your baby along complete diet or compromise kids life by choosing any infant formula?

Custom baby toys and growth:

Personalized baby toys are also need of growing baby to make available learning opportunities for your little angle, with joy and happiness. Select custom toys according to growing baby’s interest and learning requirements. Good quality and productive surrounding for your baby is as much important as healthy food for growth. So try to arrange best quality life with nutritional food, toys that improve learning ability with creative way and vigorous environment that shape his/her behavior with constructive feelings and thoughts.

Response and mental health:

Baby reaction cues reflect intellect response and neural system functionality towards baby’s surroundings, so pay attention towards responses and guide his/her mental health accordingly. In case of any irregularity doctor can recommend speech therapy or other form of therapy to regulate baby’s, so pass time and gave attention to kids for their safe and health future.

How to Make Fitness a Priority in College

You’ve been stuck in the same old routines when it comes to eating and activity. You’re making lousy dietary choices and you’ve been spending way too much time sitting at a desk and slumped on the couch playing video games. You don’t feel all that great, you’re edgy, don’t have much focus, and your energy levels are low. Simply put, you’re kind of a mess. Your grades are barely getting by and you miss class half the time because you’re either too tired to go or you’ve caught whatever cold is going around again.

This is no way to live and it’s certainly cramping your college experience. Maybe it’s high time you started to make college fitness a priority. It may sound daunting and you may think you need to hit the gym in order to get fit but neither of these are necessarily true. Adopting a smart fitness regimen is simple to achieve and while you can certainly incorporate some gym time into the equation, you don’t need a gym membership to get started. Here are some hints to get you on the road to fitness whether you’re taking courses for an online masters degree or going to school at California State University Chico.

Time Management

Too many college students struggle with adopting successful time management skills. You have classes, study sessions, on-campus activities, there’s a social calendar to consider and you really should get some sleep too. Now you have one more thing to add to the schedule, some time to exercise. How you do that is up to you, but you must set aside enough time each week to get in those important reps. Good fitness starts with having sufficient time to get it done.

Exercise Options

No one expects to jump from the couch directly into a comprehensive workout routine though some people do just that. For the rest of you who aren’t supermen and superwomen, starting out slow is a perfectly acceptable way to go. Maybe you go slow and set aside some time to go for a long walk around campus. Perhaps you’d rather jog a mile or two every other day.

Check out the facilities that your school offers and take advantage of what they provide. If there’s a weight room, perhaps you want to start lifting weights. Maybe they have a swimming pool, so get a few laps in before or after class. Do only what you feel comfortable doing otherwise you’re never going to stick with it.

Eating Right

Good exercise habits go hand in hand with a smart diet. The foods you put into your body will make just as much of an impact on you as the activity part. So this is where you say goodbye to the microwave pizzas and Big Macs. Now that you’ve decided to make fitness a priority, you’re going to want to make better nutritional choices like lean meats, healthy fats, good carbs, grains, fruits, vegetables, and a steady amount of water.

Set Goals

A goal without a plan is a wish and when it comes to fitness, the best way to stay strong and dedicated to your plan is by setting realistic goals for yourself. Start small at first, then challenge yourself to achieve bigger and better as you go.

How to Shed Your Anxiety in College

Stress and anxiety aren’t always harmful to you. In fact, a little bit once in a while can push you to achieve things you may not have though possible first. They can be strong motivators to accomplishment and inspire to achieve anything you want. In fact, the only time when anxiety can be harmful to your health and peace of mind is when you don’t know how to manage it effectively. Anxious feelings and tension can arise for a variety of reasons, whether you’ve got a big exam to take or you’re working up the gumption to ask out that cute guy or gal from class, and the way you deal with that anxiety will make all the difference in your overall health and well-being. We have some ideas on how to shed that anxiety before it gets to be too much of a problem. Sure, there are the typical methods like eating right, getting enough sleep, and making sure you get some exercise on a regular basis, but those things are only part of the equation. You have additional options available for reducing that stressful anxiety in college.

Know Your Limits

The quickest way for anxiety and stress to mount is to spread yourself too thin. Taking on too many commitments and responsibilities may sound easy to handle but when you realize you’ve bitten off more than you can chew and those overlapping deadlines start to clash with each other, then you’re in trouble. So know how much you can really take on before you commit. Don’t sign up for too many classes when you get to Yale, pick and choose which activities your participate in each day and take into account your other commitments that will have to take precedence, like a part-time job for instance.

Avoid Alcohol

It’s fine to have a beer or a glass of wine every so often. But when you rely on these things to unwind after your day, it can blossom into a potential problem. Drinking can sometimes be an escape and those problems you’re trying to get away from will be there after you come down from your buzz. Only now you’ll have a hangover and that’s just going to make everything seem worse. There’s also the issue of alcohol dependence which can also arise from choosing the bottle to deal with stress.

Find Loved Ones

Stress levels immediately decrease when you’re with friends, family, or a significant other. Talk to them about the problems that you’re having and why you’re feeling so much anxiety. They can be a useful sounding board for helping you solve these issues or if you need just need them to listen instead of help, you probably have at least one or two people in your life who are happy to let you vent until you’ve talked yourself out.

Go Have Fun

Sometimes you just need to take a day off. You know that saying, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Well, you saw what happened to him in that movie The Shining? The guy snapped! Everyone needs a break and you’re no different. Go have fun for a few days or even a few hours. Hit the beach, go to Dave and Busters, see a movie. Just get your head out of AU Online and into something a little lighter and more relaxing.

What types of prenatal screening can be used to detect trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome)?

Edward’s syndrome, also called trisomy 18, is a type of genetic disorder caused by a trisomy. Each human chromosome comes in two distinct halves, one of which we inherit from our mother, and the other from our father. Trisomy occurs when one chromosome pair has three ‘halves’, and as a result this extra DNA produces proteins in the wrong amounts or at the wrong times. The presence of these extra proteins as the fetus develops results in the disorders such as Edward’s and Down syndromes.

Because genetic anomalies like Edward’s syndrome can have such a drastic effect on the lives of the parents and child alike, most parents want to know whether there is a chance of their child inheriting them as early as possible. Therefore, various tests have been developed to detect trisomies and other genetic problems before birth, each of which has its own strengths and weaknesses.

Trisomy 18 tests

Noninvasive prenatal DNA testing (cfDNA testing)

These tests examine the fetal cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in the blood or urine of the mother, allowing the fetus’ risk of trisomy 18 and other genetic disorders to be estimated without affecting the fetus itself. This type of test is a bit less certain than amniocentesis, x-ray examination or ultrasound, but because it is a non-invasive prenatal test, it can be conducted very early in the pregnancy, and poses no risk to the fetus.

Amniocentesis and Karyotyping

Amniocentesis is a type of invasive prenatal genetic testing that involves piercing the amniotic sac around the fetus in order to get a sample of fluid. Karyotyping is then performed on the fetal cells drawn from this fluid. If there are any trisomies or other similar genetic anomalies, they will most likely be detected at this stage. As the needle does pierce the amnion, though, there is always a slight risk of an infection spreading or other harm coming to the fetus with this type of prenatal DNA testing.

X-Ray or Ultrasound Detection of Trisomy-18

As Edward’s syndrome often produces noticeable physical defects even before birth, imaging techniques like X-ray and ultrasound can be used to ‘see’ this in the fetus, once it is sufficiently advanced. This condition is sometimes accompanied by an unusually small placenta, which can sometimes be spotted by ultrasound imaging.

Detection of trisomy-18 is usually not possible using these techniques until later in the pregnancy, when the fetus is more fully formed.

Physical Examination of the Mother

Edward’s syndrome can sometimes also be detected by an unusually large uterus (compared to most at the same stage of pregnancy), swelled with an excess of amniotic fluid. This test is usually not conclusive, but may raise a need to follow up with a more conclusive screening.

Depending on family medical history, maternal age at time of expected delivery, and other factors, your doctor will inform you of whether any of the above tests should be considered.  Be sure to talk to your doctor about any questions or concerns you may have so that you can best plan your pregnancy.


Premature Ejaculation: A Hidden Sexual Dysfunction in Men

Premature ejaculation is a common occurrence in many men. Estimates on the condition vary, but it is said that up to 1 in 3 men may suffer from this dysfunction at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, even as common as this condition is, many men suffer in silence. There are many different treatment options available on the market. Some include medications like Viagra and Kamagra.

What is Premature Ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation is an uncontrolled way of ejaculating either before or closely after penetration occurs. This condition occurs with minimal stimulation and before the sufferer wishes it happens. This may cause an unsatisfactory experience for both partners.  When you learn to discover what is happening to your body, you will be able to help guide your doctor to a more precise diagnosis.

Because of this, anxiety levels can increase which will add even more to the condition. This condition is one of the most common sexual dysfunctions for men and probably has affected virtually every man during some point in their lives.

What Causes Premature Ejaculation?

Many of the cases of premature ejaculation do not have a direct cause tied to them. Often times as men mature they will learn to delay this occurrence. Psychological factors like depression, guilt or even anxiety can cause it to occur. Some medical conditions like low testosterone, injuries or even medication side effects can often cause it to occur as well.

How is Premature Ejaculation Treated?

For the most part, this condition will get better over time once men learn to have patience and delay their ejaculations. However, your doctor may prescribe you medications like to help increase the blood flow to your penis and give you an extended ejaculation. Relaxation techniques and distractions often help to delay it as well.

Stopping and cutting down on items like tobacco and alcohol can help to control ejaculation issues also. You may even be given advice on how to delay through various sexual techniques with you partner. Opening up the lines of communication with your partner can also help you to determine the underlying cause of your condition.  While proper communication is key, medication treatments like Kamagra can also help with any premature ejaculation issues you may be experiencing.

Some antidepressant medications may be used to help treat the condition as well. This is because the side effects of these medications include inhibiting orgasm.  Some gels and creams may also be applied to your genitals to help increase the time before you ejaculate.


While the condition may seem embarrassing, worrying about it will only cause even more stress. When you have an open door of communication with your partner, you will be able to learn more about what may be causing your issues to happen.

Often times medications like Viagra and can help to delay this process and provide you with a better sexual experience. Men often times feel embarrassed when this condition happens frequently. With the right treatment options in place, you can begin to feel like your old self again.


Achieving Hair Growth for Women with Laser Light

The manufacturing of laser hair therapy devices involves the complex knowledge of engineering, science, physics and medicine. Poorly designed contraptions that claim to belong to the realm of laser hair therapy will be ineffective at reversing hair loss, while true Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) devices are clinically proven to minimize shedding, promote new hair growth and thicken the diameter of hair shaft. While the manufacturing of these laser hair therapy devices involves multiple variables, such as using a precise wavelength and delivering an optimal dosage of energy to the base of hair follicles, one of the most important aspects of successfully achieving hair growth for women and men with LLLT is using coherent light.

Individuals that may not be extremely knowledgeable in these fields may sometimes confuse the term coherence and collimation. Both of these terms are sometimes used in the context of laser light. So without further ado, what’s the difference between coherence and collimation when it comes to the vast field of hair growth for women and men?

Let’s start with the basics– photons. Photons are small bundles of quantized energy with a defined wavelength. In fact all light sources, such as stars, light bulbs and light from laser hair regrowth treatment devices, emit photons. When a light source is coherent, then all photons that comprise an energy wave travel in synchronicity and are aligned; so their waves will never interfere destructively and cancel each other, such as in the case of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)– which are ineffective for the purposes of hair growth for women or men. Individuals striving to reverse hair loss should always avoid going for cheap contraptions assembled overseas that are assembled with Light Emitting Diodes.

To understand what collimation is, on the other hand, we need to grasp the fundamentals of energy and power. All laser hair growth treatment devices emit a certain amount of energy (which is intrinsically linked to the wavelength of the device’s laser light). Energy is measured in joules (J) and is simply power multiplied by time. So one watt (W) of power is simply one joule of energy delivered in one second. When utilizing laser light as a hair regrowth treatment, one must be sure to administer the correct dosage of energy to the base of hair follicles, otherwise the goals of hair restoration will not be met. An energy dose is the same as energy density, which is measured in joules per squared centimeter of area (J/cm2). But to produce a certain energy density, a laser beam must output a certain amount of power. Since energy and power are linked through time, one can then easily calculate the power density of a laser device used for hair growth for women and men, measured in watts per squared centimeter of area (W/cm2).

Thus power density is defined by the amount of power (W) produced by a laser beam over a defined area of skin (cm2). One can actually increase the power density of a laser by focusing this beam– by adding a narrow focal lens over the laser’s output. This is known as a collimated beam, or simply collimation. A good analogy is using a magnifying glass to intensify rays of sunlight. One can always check to see the collimation of a beam by checking whether its light spreads out or remains focused (as a small dot) when being shined on a surface, regardless of the distance.

In the case of high quality laser hair therapy devices, laser diodes are used in their manufacturing, which have a very low degree of collimation. Laser light produced in other ways can have a high degree of collimation– meaning its rays are highly parallel as they form between two parallel mirrors. As beams bounce off the mirrors, light is constrained to follow a path perpendicular to the two mirrors. Since laser diodes used in laser regrowth hair treatment devices have very short cavities, they are not consideredcollimated. Keep in mind that collimation is unnecessary for laser hair therapy. Collimated beams can be hazardous to eyesight andhaving an extremely high power density is not a requirement, not to mention can be dangerous for the purposes of hair growth for women and men.Remember that to achieve the stimulation of hair follicles, we need an optimal dosage of energy (between 6 and 10 J/cm2), which is directly related to the power density of a laser. So designing a laser hair therapydevice that outputs highly collimated laser light could in fact not only inhibit the cellular response of hair cells but create damage, and possibly even to the scalp.

Last, but not least– another reason to avoid LED-based treatment devices involves collimation as well. Some manufacturers add lenses to LEDs in a futile attempt to render their light more coherent. And as we have mentioned above, we need coherent light to stimulate the base of hair follicles and reverse hair loss at a cellular level. Anything but coherent light will not serve as an effective laser treatment to promote hair growth for women and men.

3 Reasons to Consider Replacing Your Silver Fillings

Silver fillings are cheap and common, but they’re not exactly attractive. If your fillings have bothered you for a while, you may be considering replacing them with fillings that will do a better job of blending in with your teeth. Even if you only recently got the silver fillings, you can still replace them with something like ceramic fillings.

Ceramic Looks Better

Visit to see examples of what ceramic fillings look like. They blend in with teeth so seamlessly, no one will be able to tell you have fillings at all. On the other hand, silver fillings are easy to spot from a great distance away, especially if they’re toward the front of your mouth. Even silver fillings at the back of the mouth are visible when you chew or laugh, and you look at them yourself when you brush your own teeth in the mirror. Ceramic fillings will give you a boost in confidence. You won’t feel the need to cover your mouth when you laugh, and you’ll be proud of having a wide smile.

Ceramic Is Safer

A small number of people are allergic to metals, including silver and other alloys used to make metal fillings. If you’re not sure whether or not you’re allergic, it’s better to choose ceramic. If you already have silver fillings and don’t seem to have any reaction, try ceramic anyway. You might have had a mild allergy and you could see less redness and soreness in your mouth after the switch. Plus, some metal fillings contain mercury, which can cause harmful effects if absorbed into the body.

They’re Wearing Down

Since fillings last a number of years, you don’t have to swap your silver fillings for ceramic fillings if they’re not that old. (You may, of course, want to for cosmetic reasons, and if so, you should ask a cosmetic specialist if it’s a good idea.) However, if you’ve had these fillings for five or more years and they’re wearing down, you may as well opt for ceramic replacements.

Schedule your consultation with a cosmetic dentistry specialist today to discuss new fillings and all of your other cosmetic dentistry needs. Ceramic fillings aren’t the only possible solution. With veneers, bonds, alignment, whitening and implants to choose from, the right dentist will find the way to transform your smile into one you can be proud to show off.


Methods of Tattoo Removal

There have been several answers to the question of how to remove a tattoo. These have ranged from surgery to salt solutions. However, what almost all of these methods had in common was the requirement for some kind of invasive procedure to dig or scrape the tattoo ink out of the skin. As a result, there are many people who still have this in mind and will naturally avoid tattoo removal with every option at their disposal.

This is no longer the case, since the more recent laser techniques make tattoo removal a great deal less painful than previously. In Boston, New York, and Allentown, the premier practitioners of laser removal are Tataway. They have recently gotten the PicoSure, which is the fastest laser available for tattoo removal. For more information about Tataway, go to their website at

Tataway also knows that for most of us, price will always be an object. Accordingly, they have a system for free, online quotes, so that you will be able to get more information about cost to help you decide how you’d like to proceed. To access their quotation system, go to


Do Men Really Achieve Faster Weight Loss Results in Comparison with Women?

You may have heard that men and women are from different planets that is why they both need a different weight loss programs. Most of the people think that women can lose weight at a much faster rate, whereas some people think that men can win this race comfortably. Here are five differences about men and women.

Do Men Really Lose Faster?

This is a fact that men have more muscles than women and this is the biggest advantage which will help men to win the race. Men have more lean muscle tissues in comparison with women. This is because men’s genes are designed to gain muscle mass and this helps them to lose weight at a faster rate. The higher percentage of muscles means a better metabolism.

On the other hand, women have 11% more fat than men. The extra amount of fat will help them to develop baby without side effects when they are pregnant. Women can also achieve faster results than men, if they remain stick to their weight loss programs. It is crystal clear that men can lose weight faster, but if women have a firm determination and conviction to achieve something, they will beat men.

Man and Women have Different Fat

Men will store fat around their stomachs while women will accumulate the fat in a pear shape. The darkest part is that belly fat is considered as the unhealthy fat and it is also difficult to get rid of it. Belly fat has a direct link to heart diseases. The good news is that you can get rid of it without side effects, if you take your weight loss program seriously. Moreover, when you will lose your belly, people will notice it and your body will be transformed.

Women Stay in the Kitchen

As we know that women are responsible for preparing meals and that is why they have to spend some hours in cooking and preparing it. This is the time when they munch and eat things while tasting it. When you are in the kitchen it becomes a lot easier for you to pick an extra snack whenever you are hungry. Women go out for shopping frequently and they can consume junk foods wile feeling hungry. When women are trying to lose weight they are supposed to be extra careful while working in the kitchen. They are supposed to control their cravings if they want to achieve faster results.

Food Preferences

Nutritionists say that food preferences are also responsible for the fat loss. Women are more inclined towards carbohydrates, whereas men tend to consume meat. But the better part is which was also revealed in a health study; it says that women have an edge over man when they are making healthy food choices.


Women are more likely to quit their healthy eating habits and they feel dejected soon. This negative attitude makes them to give up their weight loss program.

Health Tips for Pregnant Women for a Healthy Wealthy Baby

 Pregnancy is a gift of nature that a woman is blessed with. After marriage pregnancy is a very important step in a woman’s life. As this period starts, the mother needs to take care of the baby both mentally and physically. Any stress or unhappiness in her life has a direct impact on the baby in her womb. So pregnant mothers should keep their mind filled with good feelings and body fit, so that the baby gets a healthy atmosphere to grow in.
 Here are some health tips for pregnant women, going through a beautiful phase of pregnancy.
  1. Don’t get angry, jealous or disappointed. Life is not a bed of roses, take it in a stride. Avoid quarrels with your hubby over unimportant topics. They can have a negative impact on the baby.
  2. Take keen interest in reading religious and spiritual books. They help calm your nerves and provide inner peace – a must for your baby.
  3. Avoid spicy food. Instead eat healthy, vegetarian and a balanced diet. Green leafy vegetables, fruits and protein are a must in your diet. Lack of these may cause diseases.
  4. Don’t take drugs as it leads to miscarriage.
  5. Take proper rest and avoid long journeys.
  6. Any exercise during pregnancy should be done with the advice of a doctor. Wrong exercises may lead to unnecessary complications and harm the child.
  7. Get a Proper check up done every month. Monitor your weight regularly and make sure it’s kept under check. Keep a record of your blood group, haemoglobin, sugar and blood pressure.
  8. To know the proper growth of the baby ultra sound should be done.

Healthy Baby, Qualified by MALBAC From the Embryonic Beginning

Health, the biggest fortune of human being, is so valuable through one’s entire life from birth to death. But judgement of health is not so fair for the ones with genetic deficiency who are sentenced to suffer from high possibilities of genetic diseases. With the leading technology of MALBAC, Chinese scientists give a couple the right to make sure that their baby is born without the unfair judgement. Human being paces in a new era of reproductive health, and much more important is that a family could avoid a possible tragedy.

Early in the end of 2012, Sunney Xie Team from Harvard university reported the MALBAC technology. It is abbreviation for “Multiple Annealing and Looping-Based Amplification Cycles”. MALBAC utilizes ingenious primer design to make amplicons bearing complementary ends and looping, preventing DNA from exponentially amplification. So, in the soul of technology, MALBAC is much fair and present the whole genome in reduced amplication bias.

Thanks to the MALBAC, the genome coverage of single human cell sequencing achieved 93%, and very little template DNA is required. That means more efficient single cell sequencing. Scientists from Dr. Jie Qiao’s group, Sunney Xie’s group and Fuchou Tang’s group used MALBAC to screen healthy embryos to protect off springs from their parents’ hereditary disorder. In this case, the husband suffers from Hereditary Multiple Exostoses, an autosomal dominant hereditary disorder which has a 50% chance of transmitting this disorder to his children. To avoid this risk, total 18 embryos at blastcyst stage were obtained during IVF cycle. A few cells were biopsied from each embryo for amplification using MALBAC method. Combined with the targeted PCR and next generation sequencing  techniques, all the numerical and structural chromosome abnormalities and the mutated allele of the genetic disease were accurately detected with low depth sequencing data(0.1x). Three embyos were identified to be free of inherited mutated allele and chromosome copy number abnormalities, and one healthy embryo of the three was transfered back to the wife. Several days ago, the baby was born successfully, with 4.03 kg of weight and 53 cm of length. Umbilical cord blood genome detection confirmed the baby is free of the mutated allele, and free from unfair judgement.

Dagmar Gotthardt1 and Eva M. Putz1 findings imply that STAT3 inhibitors will stimulate the cytolytic activity of NK cells against leukemia, thereby providing an additional therapeutic benefit, and this data was published on the journal of blood in 2014.

The members of the signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) family of transcription factors modulate the development and function of natural killer (NK) cells. NK cell–mediated tumor surveillance is particularly important in the body’s defense against hematological malignancies such as leukemia. STAT3 inhibitors are currently being developed, although their potential effects on NK cells are not clear. In the absence of STAT3, NK cells develop normally and in normal numbers, but display alterations in the kinetics of interferon-γ (IFN-γ) production. In various in vivo models of hematological diseases, loss of STAT3 in NK cells enhances tumor surveillance. The reduced tumor burden is paralleled by increased expression of the activating receptor DNAM-1 and the lytic enzymes perforin and granzyme B.

Golf Clothing for Women

Golf has become a much more eclectic sport than it has previously been thought as. Despite popular belief, lots of women love the sport of golf. Golfing provides women with one of their major enjoyments: socializing! Since golf can be done as a solo sport or with a group, many women flock to the sport as a chance to get physical exercise, enjoy some sunshine and fresh air, and meet with their closest friends and catch up on what’s going on with one another.

It’s also very well known that women love to be stylish and fashionable. Golf is no longer a sport for the retired crowd. Younger and younger women are becoming involved with this fun outdoor activity.

 Do you find it is hard to love golf clothes although you are a golfer? Women are always hard to find the best outfits in the wardrobe. But there are some ways you must pay attention to as a women golf.

Comfortable Clothing Is a Must

You must be able to move rather easily, so you don’t want any womens golf apparel that fits too tightly. Since it’s a sport most often played when it’s warm, you really want fabrics that breathe easily and feel good against your skin. There are several manufacturers of womens golf apparel: Callaway, EP Pro, Liz Golf, Sport Haley, Lady’s First, and Bette and Court. There are many others as well. Most offer a complete line of clothing choices and at reasonable prices. The nice part about most of these companies is that the clothing allows you to go from the course to the clubhouse in style.

Most courses have strict dress codes and they are enforced to the point of being asked to leave. A collared shirt is simply a must, but that doesn’t mean it can’t look stylish and feminine. You’ll find collared shirts in many different colors, including hot pinks, oranges, and greens. There are also paisley prints, stripes, and other interesting designs. In terms of shorts, most courses require that they are not shorter than the knees, although there are some that make exceptions. On some of the more prestigious courses, you’ll find that only certain colors are allowed in order to keep from distracting the others on the course with their TaylorMade r9 460 drivers.

Don’t Forget to Accessorize

You’ll love the accessories to pull your look all together. From visors, shoes, socks, and belts, everything is available to keep you looking your best while shooting your best game. There are even color coordinated head covers, towels, and other gear to complete the entire look.

Lots Of Women Wear Pink

Before a person gets involved in any type of sport it is important to do a bit of research into the type of equipment that is necessary for use in that particular sport. Different sports require more equipment than others and it is important to think about how the quality of the equipment could affect your performance. Most of the time having quality equipment is going to be beneficial to the athlete, but some people will choose their equipment based on the price or look.

Many people think that gloves are only worn when people are weightlifting. While this is a common use for workout gloves, it is not the only time that people wear these gloves. Many women choose to wear gloves when they are at the gym to not only protect their hands but to also give them better support during their workout.

Many women enjoy the sport of weightlifting, and one of the most important things they use is gloves. Workout gloves are meant to protect a woman’s hands from the repeated pressure of the weights. Repeated contact can leave a woman’s hands with pressure sores or even blisters and that is not going to make lifting any easier. There are a wide variety of gloves available and most women will take some time to research which gloves they feel will work best for them.

Many women find that wearing workout gloves gives them a firmer grasp on the exercise equipment they are using. This allows them to lift more weight on the machines and do more reps because they have a better grip. The gloves also protect their hands from cuts, abrasions, and callus formation. Most women can find a quality pair of workout gloves for a reasonable price, and the gloves will likely last for a great length of time.

Some women like to add a touch of color to their workout attire. Gloves come in a variety of colors, but pink workout gloves for women tend to be one of the most popular. There are women that like to coordinate their gloves with the rest of their clothes, while some women just like the color pink and choose to wear pink gloves.

If you ask a number of women what they look for when they buy pink workout gloves for women you will likely get a number of different answers. What is comfortable for one lifter may not be comfortable for another. Some lifters may not mind paying more for a particular glove while others may be on more of a budget. Ultimately the best glove is the one that makes the lifter the most comfortable and gives them the most success. Some lifters may use more than one type of glove while others may stick with only one type of glove once they find the glove that seems to work the best for them. At the end of the day the decision is up to each individual lifter to see what works best for them. With so many colors and styles of gloves to choose from, it should not be hard for a woman to find a pair that she likes.

Boron- What your Bones Have Been Missing and Craving

Just what Boron Can achieve For You

Boron is a trace mineral which is important for strong bones. Regretably, it has been pushed aside in health maintenance and combating illness. It metabolizes Magnesium, Phosphorous and Calcium. This specific ingredient plays a crucial role in stopping osteoporosis and making use of other vital minerals and vitamin D. Your body structure is dependent on strong bones and boron helps avoid the aging effect on the bones.

Many disorders have been discovered to improve naturally with Boron supplementation. These types of illnesses consist of Lupus Erythematosis, Candida Albicans, parasites, allergies, Irregular sex hormones, menopausal symptoms, ageing, osteoporosis and arthritis. It has been discovered to ease arthritis by more than 95% due to the fundamental function it plays in the integration of calcium into the bone and cartilage.

Once we age, our bodies lose bone strength and density and bones turned out to be weak. They break without difficulty. Boron supplements form part of good dietary supplementation for ensuring that our bones are strong and healthy.

With the food we consume, our bodies produce calcium. Due to lousy diets, we sometimes do not get an adequate amount of calcium. Any time calcium stores are low, the blood gets calcium from tissues and bones. It can be returned once the levels of calcium within the blood is restored. The trade between the bones and blood must be in balance to ensure things are natural. A structured diet should provide the required calcium.

However, this is not the truth. The amount of calcium our bodies require, change with time and don’t remain set. During pregnancy, a woman requires additional calcium. A number of us do not pay any attention to this particular reality and the blood ultimately ends up owing the bones more calcium than what we have been ingesting. Eventually, osteoporosis, also known as the quiet killer, happens. A boron supplement can avoid this in the beginning by helping minimize the quantity of calcium that’s lost from the bones.

Despite the fact that research isn’t definite, boron is believed to raise the levels of estrogen in females after menopause. This decreases vaginal soreness. Early research has also revealed that hand-eye coordination, long-term and short-term memory, perception and attention can be improved upon by boron supplements.

Individuals within an environment that is boron rich have shown to have a smaller amount joint ailments. Insufficiencies might contribute to growth and development of osteoarthritis. Boric acid or borax (inorganic boron) has been used as an antiseptic as it provides antifungal and antibacterial attributes and acts against both non-candidal and candidal vulvovaginitis. Some research suggested that applied to the vagina, boric acid capsules could be an effective against vaginitis. The tablets that have boric acid were given vaginally daily. Boron may also influence how certain coagulation (blood clotting) effects works.

Keep away from Boron for those who have a medical history of allergic responses to glycinate, aspartate, citrate, borax, boric acid or boron. It might be harmful to babies or children, however, these reports are very few. In the olden days, borax and honey was adopted to wash the gums and pacifiers of infants. Many infant fatalities were documented due to using boric acid powder topically to prevent diaper rash. Toxicity manifests in headaches, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and skin rash. Nevertheless, human beings have a tendency to excrete boron very quickly and therefore high amounts are not accumulated within the bloodstream.

Foods that are abundant in Boron include peaches, beans, grapes, wine and peanut butter. The FDA doesn’t regulate supplements and herbs very strictly and for that reason purity, safety and strength of items will change. It’s always best to read product labeling. Talk to your doctor or healthcare provider in case you have a medical condition or if you’re taking any kind of drugs, herbs, medications or even supplements.

Why Calcium is Vital for Far More Than Just Strong Bones

It’s well known that adequate calcium is essential for the maintenance of strong, healthy, bones and teeth, and indeed this is where around 99% of the approximately 1.2 kg stored in the average adult human body is to be found. But this is not in fact this vital mineral’s most important function within the body, because calcium is also needed in the blood in very precise quantities to ensure that certain vital physiological processes can carry on unimpaired.

These include the constriction and dilation of blood vessels – essential for the body’s internal temperature regulation, the transmission of nerve impulses, the release of energy for muscle contraction, the secretion of certain vital hormones such as insulin, and the clotting of the blood.

As evidence for the importance of these functions it is only necessary to observe that the body will strip the bones of calcium in order to maintain the necessary blood levels of the mineral should these be in danger of falling too low because of inadequate dietary intake. Since the bones, like all the body’s structures, are in a constant state of regeneration and repair, the potential consequences if this deficiency is allowed to persist over time can be catastrophic.

In extreme cases, deficiency in children and adolescents may lead to the weakness and malformation characteristic of the disease, rickets. In adults, especially older adults, the most obvious consequence may be the loss of bone density known as osteoporosis – a major cause of the greatly increased incidence of the serious fractures which are such a significant risk factor for the health of the elderly.

But there are other problems which may be associated with low intakes of calcium.

There is good evidence to implicate low calcium intake as a risk factor for the development of high blood pressure during pregnancy (pre-eclampsia) in those women who are susceptible to this potentially dangerous condition; and, interestingly, research has shown that supplementation with calcium to a daily intake of 1,000 – 1,200 mg a day may also be effective in reducing blood pressure in the general population.
A number of studies have linked low levels of calcium with pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) and indicate that supplementation may help reduce the severity of these symptoms.

There is even now some evidence that low calcium intakes may tend to encourage the body to deposit more fat within existing fat cells. Although the relationship is not fully understood, it appears safe to say that a plentiful supply of dietary or supplemental calcium is essential for success in the pursuit of any weight loss program.

Given the importance of calcium in all these ways, it’s alarming to note that average intakes for most people in the developed world are known to fall well short of the suggested level, and the figures are particularly serious for adolescents whose growing bones who have the greatest need. Perhaps as many as 75% of boys and 90% of girls in this age group may be calcium deficient.

Dairy products are by far the best sources of dietary calcium and an 8 oz serving of milk or yoghurt, or 1 ½ oz of cheese, will provide around 300 mg of calcium. Leafy green vegetables, with the exception of spinach, are also a useful source, although you would need 3 – 4 servings of, for example, broccoli or kale, to match the calcium obtained from a single standard glass of milk. It should also be realised that The consumption of diets high in protein and salt, ie those characteristic of the affluent Western world, is known to increase the excretion of calcium and consequently the risk of deficiency and associated problems with bone strength and health.

Owing to this, and a number of other possible variables affecting the individual’s need for dietary calcium, the Food and Nutrition Board has set out figures for Adequate Intake (AI) of the mineral rather than the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) which it commonly prescribes for vitamins and other vital nutrients. Babies and infants should begin with an intake of around 200 mg per day, rising to 800 mg by the age of eight. Children of nine and over, young people whose bones are still growing, the over 50s, and pregnant or breast-feeding women, will have higher needs and should aim to consume 1,200 –1,300 mg of calcium a day.

To maintain the health and density of fully formed bones, adults between about 20 and 50 should aim to consume 1,000 mg of calcium daily, through a combination of diet and supplements.

In all cases, combining this supplementation with at least 400 IU of vitamin D will greatly assist with the absorption of the necessary calcium.
Calcium supplements should also always be taken with food; the recommended upper safe limit for total calcium intake being 2,500 mg, below which there should be no problems.

However, since high calcium intakes can adversely effect the absorption of other essential minerals, notably magnesium, zinc and iron, it is recommended that supplementary calcium should always be taken as part of a comprehensive multi-mineral supplement.

Medicare Lose Weight Tips

Medicare Lose Weight

Lose weight

Why is being over weight so unhealthy? In our looks obsessed society, lots of people think that being overweight is an appearance issue. Being overweight is actually a medical concern because it can seriously affect a person’s health. The health problems that stem from being overweight go way beyond the ones we usually hear about, like diabetes and heart disease. Being overweight can also affect a person’s joints, breathing, sleep, mood, and energy levels. So being overweight can impact a person’s entire quality of life.

Medicare has you covered if your New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight!

Under certain conditions Medicare will cover weight loss services and programs. Specifically, when weight loss is a necessary part of treatment for diseases such as hypothyroidism, Cushing’s disease, hypothalamic lesions, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, diabetes, and hypertension, as well as many other conditions, original Medicare will assist with weight loss programs. Medicare will also cover weight loss programs and services before surgery when the weight loss is necessary to reduce possible complications posed by obesity.

How do I qualify for weight loss help through original Medicare?

To qualify, you must be under the care of a doctor. The doctor must write a prescription, or an order, for the weight loss services and the need for the services must be documented in your medical records.

If you have Medicare Part C, or what is better known as a Medicare Advantage plan, you will need to call your plan and ask about qualifying for weight loss services. A Medicare Pathways Benefit Specialist can also help you review your Medicare Advantage plan to determine how to qualify for weight loss services. Your plan may offer additional services. Remember a Medicare Advantage Plan has to be as good as original Medicare, if not better, and cover the same services and sometimes additional services that original Medicare does not cover.

What does original Medicare cover regarding weight loss and how much will it cost?

Medicare will cover an initial assessment of your eating and activity habits, counseling on diet and physical activity, education on how to improve your diet and changes that will help you lose weight and improve your health, follow-up visits to monitor your diet and weight loss progress. Medicare will cover up to three hours of individual counseling services the first year, and two hours each year after that. If your condition or treatment needs changing, you may be able to receive more services. Your doctor must write a prescription, or order, for the additional services each year they are needed. You must receive the services from a qualified health professional that is Medicare-certified, or accepts Medicare assignment.

Your out-of pocket cost will depend on the type of Medicare plan you have. For example: Original Medicare Part B covers 80% of the approved amount for the service and you are responsible for the remaining 20%. However, if you have a have a Medicare Supplemental (also known as “Medigap”) plan, call to find out what is covered by the plan. Most likely with a Medicare Supplement plan you will pay little to nothing for qualifying weight loss services. If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, call the plan for information on coverage to determine if you will have to pay a co-pay and how much the co-pay will be. You may be surprised what your plan offers to help get you healthier and keep you healthy.

Talk to your doctor or health care provider about weight loss services. Your doctor or health care provider will be responsible for monitoring your program and documenting your progress, and will likely have an ongoing working relationship with local weight loss program providers or may even have them on staff.

So there you have it! If your New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight then you have no excuses for not following through. Contact your doctor and schedule your initial assessment so you can begin your New Year’s Resolution as soon as possible. It is important to remember not to start any weight loss program without consulting your physician first! Medicare Pathways wishes you success with your resolution and the start to a healthier and happier new year!

Remedies and Usage of Ayurveda Medicare System

Ayurveda is one of the medicare systems originated from India, but now it has gain awesome popularity and become one of the favorable medicare systems in all over the world. Ayurveda is one of the 5,000-year-old systems of natural healing that cures different types of diseases without any side effects. Ayurveda origins in the Vedic culture of India and but now has been enjoying a major resurgence in both its native land and all around the world. Early Greek medical system also embraced many concepts originally described in the classical ayurvedic medical texts dating back thousands of years. Ayurveda reminds us about health is wealth and that must be balanced by taking proper diet, the instructions about ayurveda has provide us with the guidelines on the ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and the proper use of our senses along with the dynamic integration between our environment, mind, body and spirit. The word Ayurveda is taken from Sanskrit language where Ayur means life and Veda means science or knowledge that help people stay vital while realizing their full human potential and balanced body structure.
An important goal of massage therapy institute is to identify a person’s ideal state of balance in order to determine where they are out of balance and where they lacks in order to help them in offering interventions using diet, aromatherapy, herbs, music, massage treatments and meditation to reestablish balance. From comprehensive list of ayurveda training institutes, kerala-ayurvedics is one of the popular and favorable ayurveda and massage centers that offer type of ayurveda training in various courses, massage therapy courses to their all types of domestic as well as international clients with complete guidance and on job training at nominal rates. Here, you will also find different students coming from different sections of the world in order to get massage therapy training for career and business prospects. In western countries, ayurveda and massage therapies are on the top of the interest that attracts major section of society towards it.

Massage Therapy Courses
Ayurveda reveals our lifestyle and work habits that enable us in determining how many calories we as in every one of us need each day and how many calories we need to burn. As it all depends upon work habits in our daily life, like whose job involves heavy physical labour will naturally burn more. As per the ayurveda medicare system, an average woman who leads a sedentary lifestyle needs about 1,800 calories per day to maintain a normal weight and a man about 2,200 calories. All these reveals that ayurvedics remedies are working on specific values that helps in balancing body and protects us from different kinds of diseases that are very common in our daily life like stress, fatigue, headache, weight lose, obesity, blood pressure and lots more. Therefore, at this present time ayurveda is not remain as massage center but also become one of the major and favorable medicare system that major section follow to protect themselves from common diseases without any side effects.

Uses of Gold in Medicine

Toronto Cash For Gold MedecineThere is constant change in the field of  medicine. Every now and then emerge new  technologies, discoveries and treatment  methods that make treatment more  efficient, effective and advanced. And while  some barbaric medical traditions have already been eradicated, there are a few that are still practiced until today. One example is the use of gold in medicine. Gold was widely known for its healing properties several ages ago. Today, its role in the medical field is revived as more and more studies have shown that it can be beneficial when used for treating various diseases.

Hence, the use of gold for beauty treatments today is no longer a novel idea. Modern medical research has revealed that gold helps to stimulate re-growth of skin cells and fight the degradation of collagen.

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However, more to its use in general medical practice, a more recent breakthrough in the field of medical research has unveiled more beneficial medical properties from this precious metal. Gold is also found to have high resistance against bacteria, which makes it very effective in fighting common infections.

In addition to fighting infections, the use of gold in cancer treatment has also been discovered. The use of radioactive gold isotopes for treating cancer patients has been successfully proven to speed up the treatment process without the entailing side effects of traditional cancer treatments. This has also encouraged more experts to conduct further research to prove the role of gold in medicine, specifically in new age cancer treatments.

Other applications of gold in medicine include treatment for the following health conditions: rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, and HIV. Also, combining gold with other elements, known as gold compounds, for treatment is also used more extensively in modern medicine. Its medical application became more widespread upon the discovery of a French physician of the anti-inflammatory properties found in gold.

As research continues in pursuit of medical knowledge and processes involving gold, it won’t be surprise if more medical applications of gold will soon be introduced. It is expected that more discoveries about the role or use of gold in medicine will make it even more valuable in time.

What to Eat While Pregnant : Healthy Pregnancy Diet

What to Eat While Pregnant : Healthy Pregnancy Diet

Eating nutrition rich food is vital for each and every person. However, eating healthy when you are pregnant is even more important! A balanced diet that contains all the essential nutrients, is crucial for the health of both you and your unborn baby. The reason why this fact is emphasized and reemphasized on you, is because the eating habits that you follow during pregnancy, automatically become eating habits of the baby. If you are also a pregnant woman, then you must have already heard a lot about healthy pregnancy diet and its effects on a healthy childbirth by now. But creating a pregnancy diet on your own seems almost impossible, especially when you don’t know what is healthy and what is unhealthy for the baby. In the following section of the article, we will gather information about creating a diet plan for a healthy pregnancy.

Creating a Healthy Pregnancy Diet

If you have always been following a healthy diet routine, then you don’t need to do any special alterations in that diet. But if you have not, then you may need to learn the basics of having a healthy diet during pregnancy. Planning a healthy diet in the first trimester of the pregnancy can be challenging since it is the phase of all the troubling pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness, nausea and food cravings. However, you need to maintain the healthy intake of foods that are essential for your health.

Foods to Include

There are a few healthy foods that must be a part of your daily diet. Diet for a healthy pregnancy should contain plenty of calcium rich foods like milk, yogurt, buttermilk and cheese. Along with calcium, you should also follow a protein rich diet. Vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, folic acid, iron and vitamin C. In order to attain all these nutrients, you need to consume a lot of fruits, vegetables and mercury free fishes. Another essential nutrient that you should include in your healthy pregnancy diet is fiber. You need to follow a high fiber diet to avoid any health related issues like indigestion and constipation that are caused during pregnancy. Fiber rich foods are also crucial for the overall healthy growth of the unborn baby.
To get enough amount of fibers, you can always consume whole grains, whole wheat breads, cereals, rice, green and leafy vegetables, raw fruits and cooked beans. In fact, your daily diet should consist around 5 to 8 fiber servings. Now about the food servings. Rather than the routine 3 straight meals, you should evenly distribute them into 5 to 6 small but healthy and filling meals. A pregnant woman should consume at least 5 to 6 servings of dairy products, 27 mg of high iron foods, 1200 mg of calcium, less than 1000 IU (international units) of vitamin D and 70 mg of vitamin C. All this food should be accompanied by at least 6 to 8 glasses of clean water.

Foods to Avoid

Now that you are aware of the foods to include in a healthy pregnancy diet, it is the time to learn about the foods to avoid during pregnancy. The reasons behind avoiding these foods are quite obvious too! Foods that you should try and avoid during pregnancy include, mercury rich fish (shark, swordfish, tuna, tilefish, king mackerel, etc.), raw meat, raw dairy products and raw eggs, deli meat, unpasteurized milk and products made using it, etc. The biggest reason behind avoiding these foods is the chances of food poisoning during pregnancy. You should also avoid all types of soft cheese, including blue-veined cheeses, Feta, Queso Fresco, Camembert cheeses, Queso Blanco, Panela, etc. Foods like smoked sea food, canned food, fast food and deep fried foods should be completely avoided. You should also refrain from the foods that you are personally allergic to.

Along with the things to do to have a balanced diet, you should also get to know about other things that you should avoid during pregnancy for a healthy baby and a healthy you. These things are basically wrong eating habits that you must have picked like skipping breakfast and/or meals, alcohol abuse, excessive intake of caffeine rich drinks like tea, coffee and various other energy drinks and soft drinks, excessive intake of chocolates, etc. All these things may individually or collectively lead to various pregnancy complications like miscarriage, premature childbirth, birth defects in babies low weight or excessive weight of the baby during childbirth. You should also stop smoking. You need to get determined about the health of your baby and avoid all the things that are not healthy for you and your unborn baby.

Conceiving a Healthy Baby

The first step to conceiving a healthy baby is preparing your reproductive system. This is best done of course, by planning ahead. Think about your life style as you know it now. Are you eating a balanced diet? Are you obtaining enough sleep? Do you drink? Do you smoke? Do you exercise routinely? Are you currently taking prenatal vitamins with folic acid? Are you currently under a lot of stress? Do you have a cat? How is your health in general? It’s a lot to think about, huh? Taking all of these into account before you become pregnant is just as important as it is after you become pregnant. If a woman’s reproductive system is strong and healthy then the chances of her conceiving and carrying a healthy baby to full term is much greater. This also includes increasing her odds of having a healthier delivery, especially if she is over the age of 35. Let’s look at some of the aspects of conceiving a healthy baby and why they are important.

  • Eating Nutritionally For Two: Eating on the run such as fast food, junk food and foods high in preservatives, sugars and chemicals needs to be eliminated as much as possible. Eating a balanced diet along with organic fruits and vegetables (especially leafy green vegetables) are highly recommended. Avoid certain fish high in mercury such as sword fish and certain species of tuna.
  • Prenatal Vitamins with Folic Acid: These vitamins are recommended along with folic acid before you become pregnant to help prevent certain birth defects. It is also suggested that women take a minimum of 400mcg before and after conception.
  • Exercise: Exercise is an important cornerstone of preconception as well as conception. By sustaining a healthy weight along with an exercise routine, this will help with the regulation of a woman’s hormones which will in turn help promote a healthy pregnancy.
  • Smoking and Second- Hand Smoke: Smoking can increase the odds of miscarriage, premature birth, low birth weight as well as other complications. It is important to eliminate smoking and even to the exposure of second hand smoke due to the facts mentioned above.
  • Cats and Kitty Litter: For women trying to conceive, kitty litter is very dangerous. The reason is due to a parasite that causes toxoplasmosis. This is a disease that can be spread through the droppings of a cat in the litter box. This disease can also be contracted by eating raw or undercooked meat. It is recommended that one should limit their exposure to cats and their litter boxes before conception and during pregnancy. Even though this disease does not typically affect children and adults, it can cause some birth defects.

Secrets of Women Fitness

In last couple of years it has been traced that ladies are currently greatly leaned towards fitness. Some of them are going to exercise centers for sound safety preparing. Some are taking asylum to cardio work outs, for example, strolling, running or swimming; while some are going to yoga classes to mend up.

Their point is regular. All they need is magnetic form, sound health and infection free life. Long ago, ladies used to end up similarly heavier as they thought to keep up their young lady like motions strikingly. Today, in the period of Barbie, most young ladies wish the zero measure figures, which is really exceptionally extreme to support. Really, fasting is not a great thought whatsoever. Doctors and health coaches ask their customers to keep up their physique by fitting practicing and keeping up legitimate abstain from food as endorsed by their dieticians.

Practicing, for example, safety training is best to stay fit and animated. This serves to construct stamina, advances physical quality and upgrades incline muscles. However, men longing to expand their biceps or triceps other than molding up their abs. This makes them look magnetic.

Young ladies, on the flip side need to burn fat from their hips, abs and easier abs. Ladies primarily keep tabs on upholding their body when they are going to any work out regime. Most fashioners wish to get into the best LBDs when they are going to gatherings and wish to show off their hands as well as legs also. In this way, it is significant to administer the state of their appendages also abs and hips. With the assistance of safety preparing, they can really shape up totally. This is an exceedingly lively practicing fitness preparing and that helps ladies to stay animated and fit as a fiddle.

The individuals who need to shape up superbly and wish to fit into their old standard LBDs and display as the 16 year at the end of the day, they can. All they have to do is to take after the directions of the coach and keep confidence in the preparation.

Ladies are regularly found focused on in light of work weight. Corporate workers and different experts, for example, educators, specialists, brokers et cetera can additionally experience the ill effects of extreme anxiety. To restore, they might as well practice plus yoga. In numerous corporate associations crosswise over Australia, they have executed corporate fitness preparing uniquely intended for their workers. The sole point of the head honchos is to decrease stretch of their representatives. This is truly a great activity. This is the manner by which they can stay far from extreme infections initiated from anxiety, for example, sorrow, high guilt weight, diabetes, cholesterol et cetera.

Also they need to keep up a fitting eating regimen composed by the coach or an authorized dietician/nutritionist. Ladies, who are under a fitness administration, might as well attempt to stay in an eating methodology that accompanies low soaked fat, less carbs, high protein and filament and less sodium through and through. They will be asked to stay miles far from fricasseed nourishments and oily betrays.

Swimming For Pregnant Women

Doing sport is very important for pregnant women. This is done in order to stretch and strengthen the muscles that support the weight of pregnancy for more than nine months. This is also able to maintain blood flow to their heart and lungs. As the result, the fetus will also grow normally.

In this case, swimming is the best sport for pregnant women. Since the body weight is supported by the water, this sport does not burden pregnant women. Thus, it is recommended for those who are pregnant to do this sport.

When is the best time to start swimming for pregnant women? For this matter, if you have never experienced swimming before, you can swim in the first trimester in stages from mild to severe. You can start it by holding the pool wall and train your feet to pedal in the water. However, there are some sources that say that if a pregnant woman has never swum before, they could do swimming in the second trimester of the pregnancy.

The time spent for the swimming itself is gradual. It ranges from 5 minutes up to 20 minutes. Additionally, if you want to swim, you have to do the warming up for 5 – 10 minutes. This is done in order to not get the interference when swimming like cramping, pain and others. Additionally, after swimming you also have to do the cooling process. And the temperature of water that is used for swimming is between 18 – 25 Degrees Celsius.

The benefit of this water sport is to train flexibility and strength of hips and thighs muscles, abdomen and spine that are necessary during the pregnancy and delivery. With these muscles, pregnant women feel the lightness in carrying a fetus in her stomach. The weight that is carried by a pregnant woman can affect the curvature of the spine that can cause spinal pain. Therefore, swimming is very helpful for pregnant women.

Furthermore, swimming is also included to mild type of aerobic exercise. This means that the pool will help pregnant women in increasing their body’s ability to process and use oxygen that is necessary for them and their fetuses. Blood flow to the heart and lungs become more fluent, so the blood can flow to the fetal organs.

Besides, this type of sport also helps to improve the circulation of oxygen, increase muscle strength and build endurance. This exercise provides benefit to the muscles, especially the heart muscles. Swimming will also burn calories, so the weight of the pregnant women becomes excessive. In addition, with swimming they will also quickly get tired, thus they will be able to get sleep better and they will be able to cope with physical and emotional changes better during their pregnancy and reduce the risk of accidents. And the most important, they will get the easiness in having delivery.

Bone Density Loss: Prevention A Far Better Option To Treatment

Did you know that you were meant to have strong, and healthy, bones throughout your lifetime? Unfortunately, about 40 percent, currently, of American women and about 6 percent of American men, over the age of 50, will have a vertebral fracture due to bone mass loss (or osteoporosis).

This disease has, typically, always been more prevalent in women than in men. While many women may have a loss of bone mass, they experience this trend earlier in their lives than men, both genders by the age of 65 to 70 lose bone density at the same rate.

Eating your way to better bone health

Dietary nutrient deficiencies are the single largest contributors leading to bone mass loss. The leading one is getting an insufficient amount of bone strengthening minerals. Of course, everyone knows calcium plays an important role in the prevention of osteoporosis. But, few understand that are several other key minerals, nutrients, and lifestyle factors that, also, play a pivotal role in helping the body, properly, absorb dietary calcium and maintain hard bones and teeth.

You see, most of us do not have any trouble getting enough calcium in our diets. Calcium is present in nearly every whole food that you eat, or water that you drink.

The second most important mineral in the prevention of bone mass loss is magnesium. Getting enough dietary magnesium is a serious problem affecting nearly all of the human population in the U.S., especially those most vulnerable to the disease, which is women.

The partnership between calcium and magnesium is a rather intimate one, and a shortage of either one diminishes the effectiveness of the other. A lack of sufficient dietary magnesium limits new bone growth, while at the same time, it will also prevent calcification (strengthening) of bone mass. Building up strong bones really begins in childhood and adolescence, peaking in our early 30’s.

An ideal calcium to magnesium ratio is harder for us to maintain now, more than ever, due to depletion of magnesium in U.S. soils (mainly due to modern farming practices), the over consumption of processed foods and beverages, fluoridation of drinking water supplies, certain prescription and over the counter drugs, and digestive problems.

Other, less notable, key minerals contributing to bone strength, or loss, are insufficient amounts of potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, boron, and zinc.

A whole food diet is best

Foods to include for their mineral content are raw, or minimally processed, brightly colored whole fruits and vegetables. Add whole grains, nuts, and seeds in moderation, and red meats sparingly. An often overlooked table seasoning can help promote bone strength too.

In his book, ‘Your Body’s Many Cries For Water’, by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, M.D., page 161, is quoted as saying, “salt is a most essential ingredient of the body. In their order of importance, oxygen, water, salt, and potassium rank as the primary elements for survival of the human body. About 27 percent of the salt content of the body is stored in the bones in the form of crystals. It is said that the salt crystals are naturally used to make bones hard. Thus a salt deficiency could also be responsible for the development of osteoporosis”.

When drinking your body weight, divided in half in ounces of nothing more than water every day for health benefits, there will, undoubtedly, be a greater loss of sodium due to increased urination output. Dr. B. states, and I emphasize, “the precaution to keep in mind is a loss of salt when water intake is increased and salt is not”. Water and salt go together like a hand in glove.
Choose a brand of unbleached, non-heat dried, or chemically treated form of table salt for your home cooking needs. You can easily find them at a health food store. They have more natural minerals available than supermarket brands, but expect them to cost more.

Vitamin D is, technically, more accurately described as a hormone than a vitamin, and it greatly enhances calcium and other mineral absorption. Increasing your calcium, magnesium, and other trace mineral intakes offer very little protection against osteoporosis without it. This micronutrient, also, helps lower bone resorption, or the normal bone breakdown that allows for bone rebuilding (or growth) to occur.

By far, the best source of vitamin D is getting out into the sunshine. Exposing as much of your bare skin, sensibly, as much as possible. Aside from that, dietary sources of this nutrient are hard to come by. You can find it in limited amounts in food sources like, egg yolks (laid by free range chickens, cod liver oil, oily cold water fish, and fortified milk with the vitamin D-3 variety. In winter months supplementation is advisable, when warranted by blood level monitoring.

Most bone health information sources, also, fail to recognize the importance of healthy dietary fats, like omega-3, in the diet. As a culture, we have strayed so far from our native and natural diet. Our ancestors, upon fossil examination, were thought not to have suffered from the modern disease known as osteoporosis.

Lifestyle addictions, habits, and emotions that can contribute

Lifestyle habits and choices such as lack of regular muscle strengthening exercise, tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption, gastrointestinal diseases, and the over eating of over processed junk food and beverages (especially sodas) all will have some bearing on the possible development of bone density loss.

As with any other degenerative health condition, and osteoporosis is no exception, your genes and gender susceptibility, diet, chemical exposure, and lifestyle factors are all a complicated mix that can contribute to the development, or healing, of any disease.

Another key player, that is often overlooked, is how unresolved emotional issues can contribute to, overall, health and happiness. We can experience less sabotaging emotional behavior that results in more physical pain, short-term illnesses, and long-term diseases if we are shown how.

No two people will need exactly the same combination of different preventive strategy techniques That seems to be the biggest problem in treatment with chemical drugs, or natural treatment alternatives as well. As a species, we like to think there is a, one, special, magic-bullet way that works for all. We are all beginning to find out, however, that it is often times, more than not, a combination of several different things.

It stands to reason, then, that by choosing to adopt a more diverse health care regime in preventiveness, by encompassing a wide variety of many different approaches may work better than just a few. More natural interventions, with much less chemical ones could very well keep one healthy, happy, and strong well into your 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and beyond.

Effective Natural Calcium Supplements To Improve Bone Health

Healthy joints and strong bones are nece ssary to stay healthy, mobile and active. Calcium is necessary to stay healthy and maintain strong bones. To cure calcium deficiency, you are advised to use effective natural calcium supplements like Calcivon tablets.

Healthcare experts worldwide have recommended this herbal remedy to supplement your body with essential calcium and maintain strong bones and healthy joints as well. Along with intake of these herbal remedies, you are also advised to consume foods rich in vitamin D and calcium, which are vital for maintaining healthy bones and joints.

It is also necessary to include proteins in your diet to supplement your body with amino acids to build ligaments and joints. Adults need to ensure 1000 mg of calcium daily. Calcium is necessary for maintaining strong teeth, bones and healthy blood vessels. It also offers effective cure for insulin resistance problem.

Include calcium rich foods like orange juice, broccoli, kale, spinach, yogurt, milk, cheese, legumes, seafood, leafy greens and fruits in your daily diet. Legumes are rich in iron and calcium. Canned salmon, dried figs, sardines, blackstrap molasses, bok choy, almonds, black eyed peas, turnip greens, seaweed, sesame seeds, tofu, soy milk and cheerios are also rich in calcium.

Cheerios are rich source of calcium and also helps to reduce cholesterol. Lactose intolerant people can use soy milk. Oranges are rich in vitamin C and calcium as well. Oatmeal is a rich source of calcium and fiber. You can consume oatmeal without adding any sugar.

Seaweed is full of iodine, calcium and fiber. Sesame seeds are helpful to reduce inflammation and blood pressure. Cooked turnip greens are rich in folate, calcium and fiber. Half a cup of roasted almonds are rich source of vitamin E, potassium, calcium and iron. Bok Choy is rich in vitamin C and A, fiber and calcium. Dried figs are packed with calcium, fiber and antioxidants. Sardines are rich in vitamin D, omega-3 acids and calcium as well.
All these foods will supplement your body with essential vitamins, calcium, potassium and omega-3. You are advised to consume these foods daily to strengthen joints, bones and stay healthy. You should consume Calcivon tablets, which are effective natural calcium supplements, two times daily for three months.

Key ingredients in this herbal pill are Base, Aspartame, Khatika, Godanti Hartal Bhasam and Mukta Sukhti Bhasam. All these ingredients in right dosage make this herbal pill one of the effective natural calcium supplements.

Regular use of this herbal pill promotes healthy nails, joints, hair and bones. It ensures healthy flow of energy and nutrients to your cells. It offers effective treatment for calcium deficiency and maintains healthy pH balance. Men as well as women of all ages can use this herbal pill regularly to maintain healthy bones, joints and teeth. It also reduces muscle cramps and muscle spasms. It also relieves you from restless leg syndrome and rehabilitates nervous system.

You can buy this herbal supplement from reputed online stores in the denomination of 480, 360, 240 and 120 capsules. Order for these herbal pills can be placed from the comfort of home or office.

Epival Drug Information – Uses, Side Effects for Epival Medication

Epival is used to treat seizures and nerve pain such as trigeminal neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy. Epival medications is not for common aches and pains.

How to Take Epival

Take Epival exactly as prescribed by health care provider. Epival is available in CAPSULE form. Take this medicine after food. Do not stop Epival medication without the advice of your doctor; doing so may result in an increase in seizures. The Tegretol, Tegretol XR, and Epitol brands of Epival should be taken with food. The Epival brand of Epival may be taken with or without food.

What are the Side Effects of Epival –

Like other medicines, Epival can cause side effects. Some of the more common side effects of Epival include

* mouth ulcers
* pain or difficulty passing urine
* redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
* ringing in the ears
* seizures (convulsions)
* shortness of breath, wheezing
* skin rash, hives, itching
* sore throat
* Sleepiness/drowsiness
* Coordination difficulties
* Rash or other allergic reaction (swollen glands, fever, sore throat).
* Weakness of the bones (osteopenia)
* stomach pain
* swollen joints or muscle/joint aches and pains
* unusual bleeding or bruising
* unusual swelling
* vomiting

Some other side effects of Epival are as:

* Liver problems
* Blood problems
* Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Epival intraction with other drugs:

Epival is metabolized in the liver and interacts with several other epilepsy drugs and other medications, such as warfarin, theophyline, and doxycycline. It may reduce the effectiveness of other antiepileptic drugs which are also processed through the liver and with the effectiveness of birth control pills at standard doses. Tell your doctor if you are taking other drugs.
Warnings and precautions before taking Epival :

* If you are taking carbamazepine for epilepsy (seizures) do not stop taking it suddenly. This increases the risk of seizures. Wear a Medic Alert bracelet or necklace. Carry an identification card with information about your condition, medications, and prescriber or health care professional.
* Epival capsule must not be used during pregnancy as it may cause harmful side effects to the unborn child. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
* Talk with your physician or pharmacist if you are taking other medications along with Epival.
* Breast Feeding – Mothers who are taking Epival and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this with their doctor.
* Do not drink alcohol while taking Epival. Alcohol may increase drowsiness caused by Epival. It may also increase the risk of seizures.
* The safety and efficay of this medicine have not been studied in children and adolescents, hence it is not recommended for use in these age groups.

What if Overdose of Epival ?

If you think you or anyone else taken overdose of Epival, immediately telephone your doctor or contact your local or regional Poisons Information Centre Seek medical attention immediately. You may need urgent medical attention.

What if Missed Dose of Epival?

If you miss a dose of Epival medicine and you remember within an hour or so, take the dose immediately. If you do not remember until later, skip the dose you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage Conditions for Epival:

Store Epival capsules at room temperature (below 77°F) and protect them from light and moisture. Keep the medication away from the children.

Learn How Healthy Diet Plan helps You Control Diabetes with Arriva Medical

To perform physical activity and intake medications on regular basis are not the only solution for diabetic patients to manage their diabetes. The health condition can very well be managed with healthy dietary plans as well. Even doctors will suggest patients with diabetes to follow a healthy eating plan based on plenty of vegetables and legumes. They will highly suggest patients to include some high fiber carbohydrate foods to their diets as well.

Besides this, doctors also recommend patients to introduce lean protein sources and reduced fat dairy products in to their dietary plans. While, adding such nutritional value to their diets, patients also need to ensure that they avoid or reduce the intake of saturated fats and added sugar that can prove to be unhealthy for them. In fact, it is highly suggested to patients with diabetes to intake foods that are low in salt.

In addition to this, doctors also advice patients to reduce their serving size that can assist them to maintain a healthy body weight. This way a diabetic patient can manage its glucose levels with ease. But other than this, there are other benefits as well that patients can easily come across when they adopt healthy eating habits. These benefits may involve improved health condition, better glucose level management, maintenance of healthy blood pressure, to achieve targeted blood fat levels, to maintain a healthy body weight and more.

All patients need to make sure is that they follow through a simple eating plan that includes regular meals throughout the day, including non-starchy vegetables during both lunch and dinner. They should also include a small serving of carbohydrates that are high in fiber in each of their meals and choose low fat dairy products. If patients are able to follow through these measures during all their meals, then it will become rather easy for them to manage their sugar levels with ease.

But in case diabetic patients have any further doubts about their dietary plans, they can consult Arriva Medical in Coral Springs, FL. The mail order pharmacy is a recognized name in the medical field and is authorized by Medicare. Being the largest provider of diabetic testing equipments, the medical supplier manages to offer wide array of options to patients that matches their subscription. These options include blood glucose testing meters, batteries, lancets, lancing devices, control solution, and blood glucose testing strips.

Therefore, if you are one of those patients who avoid visiting their nearby drugstore, then a mail order pharmacy like Arriva Medical can drop by your monthly diabetic medical at your doorstep through its scam free delivery service. And, besides this, you can get to learn more about the disease with them. This way you will be able to enhance your lifestyle through education, fitness, diet and more.

Natural Way for Instant Beauty

For centuries, women and men have sought ways to highlight their beauty. Often they risked their health by using cosmetics made from arsenic, lead and even mercury, which proved to be toxic mixtures. Gunpowder was used in aristocratic Europe for the face and to mask the scars left by various diseases. In Japan, geisha’s used lipstick from crushed safflower petals to colored their lips and eyelids.

When did the history of cosmetics begin? The history of cosmetics and body treatments back as early as ancient times in Egypt when Cleopatra used to take daily baths with milk and honey. In this way she thought that her body will look younger and beautiful. The word of Cleopatra’s habits spread among women and this is how body treatments with exotic natural ingredients became the first choices for women.

Today both women and men can prevent or even erase the signs of aging and skin damages without any surgery. The secret is to find a dermatologist or medical doctor, because they have a vast understanding on how skin becomes damaged and how it may be treated.

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In Ho Chi Minh City at SIAN skincare laser clinic, Dr. Tran Ngoc Si, a dermatologist with passion for making people look younger, can share many of these secrets. Based on his strong knowledge of the skin, he combines the use of laser therapy, instant face-lifting with Botox and fillers or several cosmetic rejuvenation procedures which makes him a most sought after dermatologist in Ho Chi Minh City.

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One treatment favorite of Dr. Si is Restylane, an ideal treatment for instantly enhancing your looks in a completely natural way. Is not a beauty cream and it is not surgery, but an instant injectable crystal clear gel based on non-animal hyaluronic acid. The Restylane products are biodegradable, which means that when the gel is broken down it disappears unnoticed from the body.

Philosophy Beauty Products – Where to Buy Philosophy Online

The Philosophy brand started with BioMedic a medical beauty product promoted by plastic surgeons and dermatologists. The company was first created by Cristina Carlino and followed the concept of creating a new line of beauty products backed by science and research. From peels to creams and rejuvenation products, Philosophy, Inc was and remains about the whole body not just a part of it.

The UK Beauty Products Sector

While the economy is taking a downward spiral statistics show that the beauty and health market in the UK is beating the retail market where spending is concerned. It is called the Lipstick theory. The fact is when the economy slows lipstick sale increase. It’s a case of mind over matter. With things falling apart in life, it is simply easier to look good and hence, feel good. The small things on the beauty products counter seem more affordable compared to the more expensive retail products.

It is not only the women who are buying; men’s toiletries take a good ten percent of the sales. As consumers continue to buy the market becomes even competitive as brands try to make their products as appealing and affordable as possible.

Philosophy Product Range

The Philosophy concept is about bringing hope in a life which is fast becoming stressful and overloaded with failures. That is why products like “Hope in a Jar” bring about a new concept. Though simply a moisturiser, the name of the product and what it represents makes it more than a cream. It is endorsed by celebrities, dermatologists and plastic surgeons. It suggests that miracles can happen and starting with our own body is the first step to change.

Facial Cleansers have names like ‘Purity’ suggesting simplicity in ingredients and also suggesting that the product is the first step in making life simpler. The concept behind the name Philosophy is carried to all its  beauty products . The names, the slogans and the advertisements used to promote the brand all cater to the lifestyle of a person rather than parts of the individual.
The Philosophy product line is simplistic in presentation. Its award winning products some of which are named above and others like “Amazing Grace” spray fragrance, and the MicroDelivery exfoliating wash all come in simple, yet beautiful, jars and bottles.
Philosophy gift sets make a really special gift for a friend or loved one, whether it’s for a birthday or Christmas present, or just to cheer someone up and let them know you care – a philosophy gift set is the perfect gift idea.

The impressing part about the Philosophy  top beauty products Range is that it started with the lifestyle of people in mind and continued that way rather than competing with the more established beauty brands like Revlon and Maybelline. It proved through its niche target marketing that it would not compromise its business mission through hard core competition and through that new concept, Philosophy makes a name for itself in a unique and unforgettable way.

4 Healthy Pregnancy Diet Hints To Help You and Your Unborn Baby To Be Healthy And Happy!

Hello, my name is Karen Phoenix and I have some very healthy pregnancy diet tips that will help you have a perfect pregnancy. I just recently gave birth to my son and my pregnancy was pretty much perfect.

Before my pregnancy I learned all about the right kind of nutrition to my baby and I very healthy. It’s been about 5 weeks since birth and I am getting back to my pre-baby body. Here are some of my best healthy pregnant diet tips that I discovered.

1. Unhealthy pregnancy cravings are bad for you and your baby. Healthy pregnant diet tip #one is about pregnancy food cravings. Pregnancy cravings are messages from your body telling you about deficiencies that your body is going through. Acting on these indulgences can lead to unwanted weight gain. Sweets and salty food top the charts on most popular pregnancy cravings. Do yourself a favor and replace your unhealthy craving for something that your body is really deficient in.

2. Consume Omega 3 and Iron. Healthy pregnant diet tip #two is about 2 important supplements. Omega 3 fatty acids is the one prenatal supplementation that will be working and helping your baby learn and grow long after his due date. Researchers have even found that infants who were born to mothers that had higher levels of Omega 3’s in their system had an advantage over children who did not. You can get Omega 3’s from eating beens, flax seed, walnuts, and wild fish (not farm raised).

Iron is very good because it helps your blood carry oxygen. Iron is something that most women are already deficient in. So you need to make sure that you are getting at least 30-50 mg per day. Your unborn baby depends on you to get enough Iron to help him construct his red blood cells. Foods that contain iron are: lentils, natural beef, beans, pumpkin seeds, and green veggies.

3. Sugar and Fake Sugars. Healthy pregnant diet tip #3 is about consuming sugars while you are pregnant. First lets talk about fake sugars like aspartame, saccarhin and Splenda. None of these are healthy for you or your baby. They are all engineered chemicals that are not natural or healthy for you or your baby.

If you are using raw sugar or Agave syrup, than you are doing good. If not, then you are using refined sugars. Refined sugar is bad for everyone, as it can cause tooth decay, gum disease, excess and rapid weight gain as well can reduce your bodies immunity. Keeping your blood sugars normal will also help to ward of gestational diabetes and keep your pancreas operating correctly.

4. Exercise During Pregnancy. Healthy pregnant diet tip #four is about getting enough exercise while you are pregnant. Exercise is very important to your body and can help keep away many pregnancy symptoms like fatigue and mood swings. Trust me, I know that when you are super tired, the last thing you think you can do is exercise…but trust me, once you get started, you will be glad you did.

Getting 4 to 5 days of exercise every week will greatly improve how you feel while you are awake and can also help you sleep better. Exercising while you are pregnant is imperative to help get your blood flowing to your baby and is also an excellent stress reliever.

What Should You Do or Avoid for a Healthy Baby

 In the lifetime of a woman, the best moments are when she becomes a mother. It’s a feeling that only a mother can explain. When women conceive and are due to deliver in 9 months there are a number of worries and anticipations along with excitement and delight cropping in one’s mind and heart. Every pregnant woman would want to have a healthy baby first and then would desire for either of the sex, colour, or appearance. Health comes first and should be the most primary concern of any expecting mother. Taking care of yourself and for your expected child during pregnancy is the most important focus during that period.

Pregnant women must follow a certain diet and lifestyle and avoid a few things to have a healthy baby. She must first and foremost stay healthy by eating the right food items. She must not only eat for herself but should eat for her baby as well. A good nutritious diet consisting of bread, vegetables, fruits, milk and milk products, meat and protein food should be consumed on a daily basis. Pregnant women must also drink lots of water and have lots of calcium content food items. Some of the good sources of calcium are almonds, dried beans; vegetable those are dark green in colour, like spinach and broccoli, milk and milk products, sardines, peas and brussel sprouts.

Around 30 mg’s of iron is required for pregnant women to build up their haemoglobin level. Iron can be found in food products of red meat, eggs, dry fruits, salmon, dried beans and peas among others. Pregnant women should have a healthy diet and along with this must also have a healthy lifestyle to have a safe delivery and a healthy baby. They must sleep well, be in good spirits, should be surrounded with bliss and a stress free environment. They should further exercise regularly, and have a daily routine walk to flex their muscles and bones. This helps pregnant women have a smooth and easy delivery.

Pregnant women must also avoid a few things in order to have a health baby. They must first let go of all their bad habits, if any, of abuse, namely, alcohol or drug abuse. They should avoid taking any stress upon themselves mentally or physically. OTC or over the counter medicines must also be avoided. Consuming a lot of hot or spicy food items, tea, caffeine, and vitamin a supplements, effect the proper development of the foetus.

Women who are pregnant tend to feel over heated because of hormonal changes and thus must avoid any additional heating from outside. By this we mean Jacuzzi’s, Sauna or sun bathing must be avoided, as it has been found that women with over heated bodes tend to deliver baby’s with neural defects.Thus all the above points must be kept in mind by a pregnant woman. Things that need to be avoided must be taken seriously as they have a direct or indirect effect at the normal growth and development of the baby in the womb.

Almоѕt аll fitness advice targeted tоwаrdѕ women іѕ counterproductive tо thеіr goals

Visual Impact fоr Women: thе vеrу fіrѕt fitness product оf іtѕ kind.

Earlier thіѕ year, Rusty Moore (1) unveiled hіѕ long-awaited women’s fitness product: Visual Impact fоr Women. Rusty іѕ thе author оf Visual Impact Muscle Building: а strategic plan intended fоr males tо enable thеm tо put оn јuѕt thе rіght quantity оf muscle tо attain а “GQ” appearance that’s lеѕѕ bodybuilder-like аnd mоrе Hollywood celebrity-like. Hіѕ latest program shows ladies hоw tо gеt а slim, slender lооk wіthоut overdoing muscle tone. Whіlе striking muscle definition іѕ desirable fоr thе majority оf guys, females lіkеlу don’t nееd bulging arms оr а raging six-pack. Thеу wоuld rаthеr hаvе а sleek, hourglass-shaped physique whісh includes а flat midsection аnd subdued muscle tone.

I аm а guy, but I purchased thіѕ product fоr а couple оf reasons.

First, I wanted tо dissect іt ѕо thаt I саn provide uѕеful commentary оn thе program. Second, I wanted tо determine іf there’s beneficial information іn thіѕ system whісh women аnd men alike саn utilize. I wаѕ nоt ѕо shocked tо find thаt thеrе аrе outstanding take-aways frоm thіѕ material whісh аnуоnе саn gain from. Thе concepts taught іn thе соurѕе аrе worth thе price tag alone. Thе methods аnd exercise demos аrе excellent also, but they’re аlmоѕt lіkе аn added bonus. Yоu саn (and should) tweak thеѕе tо align wіth уоur goals. Thе true vаluе lies іn thе theory.

Thеrе аrе mаnу dіffеrеnt aspects оf fitness mentioned thrоughоut thіѕ guide, hоwеvеr I wоuld lіkе tо pick 3 interesting myth busters оf сеrtаіn interest tо women аnd focus оn thеm іn thіѕ post.

Women shouldn’t press thеіr reps tо failure whеn thеу desire tо slim down.

Dоеѕ уоur fitness instructor push уоu hard еvеrу appointment tо “pump out” thоѕе lаѕt couple оf repetitions? Mауbе уоu listened, grinded thеm out, аnd felt proud оf уоurѕеlf after. Training tо failure іѕ great advice… іf уоu wаnt tо build mass. Thіѕ applies rеgаrdlеѕѕ оf hоw mаnу repetitions уоu carry оut оr hоw heavy you’re lifting. If уоu wіѕh tо obtain strength wіthоut adding muscle mass size, whісh wіll ultimately аllоw уоu tо gеt thе slimmed dоwn feminine look, thеn stay clear оf training tо failure. I knоw thіѕ іѕ controversial information, but it’s scientifically proven.

Ladies don’t nееd tо add mоrе muscle mass tо ѕhеd extra fat.

Mауbе уоur fitness instructor tells уоu thаt уоu muѕt put оn muscle tо reduce mоrе body fat. Whіlе thіѕ іѕ correct (you’ll burn оff slightly mоrе calories bу adding mоrе muscle tо уоur body), wouldn’t уоu prefer tо burn а substantially larger number оf calories wіthоut gеttіng mоrе buff? If I wеrе а woman, mу answer wоuld bе yes. If thіѕ іѕ thе case, thеn you’ll nееd tо hаvе strategic cardio exercise аѕ а cornerstone оf уоur plan. Bу executing cardio exercise thе rіght way, уоu аrе аblе tо burn а boat load оf calories, wіthоut gеttіng thunder thighs аnd shoulder muscles lіkе thе Incredible Hulk. Sound lіkе а plan? Visual Impact fоr Women wіll teach уоu thе bеѕt wау tо mаkе thіѕ happen.

Women shouldn’t eat mоrе оftеn іf thеу wаnt tо slim down.

Eat 6 times реr day tо kеер уоur body burning fat constantly. Anоthеr landmine suggestion. A common complaint I’ve heard аmоngѕt mу female friends іѕ thаt it’s vеrу difficult tо kеер thеіr daily calorie consumption іn check tо thе degree needed іn order tо lose weight. Thіѕ іѕ еѕресіаllу true fоr ladies bесаuѕе thеу аrе uѕuаllу smaller compared tо males ѕо thеу rеаllу nееd tо bе eating considerably less. But thіѕ rеаllу іѕ easier іn theory. Lаѕt time I checked, restaurants don’t offer “female size” portions. Mаnу gals I knоw саn easily eat thе ѕаmе amount аѕ guys. Guess what, іf you’re eating ѕіx times реr day, уоur meals wіll hаvе tо bе ѕо tiny, you’re practically setting уоurѕеlf uр fоr failure.

In Visual Impact fоr Women, Rusty describes аn eating strategy thаt I асtuаllу adhere tо mуѕеlf (as а man). Hе recommends keeping track оf calories оn а weekly basis іnѕtеаd оf а daily basis, eating twо small meals thеn оnе large meal durіng mоѕt days, аnd integrating intermittent fasting оnсе оr twісе а week. Thіѕ strategy аllоwѕ уоu tо slim dоwn whіlе ѕtіll enjoying bigger, fulfilling meals (even 1,200 calorie restaurant dinners), whісh іѕ whу I love іt ѕо much. I саn honestly ѕау thаt strategic calorie manipulation іѕ thе bеѕt option. Thе inflexible ѕіx meals а day method wіll рrоbаblу mаkе уоu give up, weep, run аwау tо Ben & Jerry, аnd put оn weight (in thаt order). Don’t fall іntо thіѕ trap.

I’ve јuѕt scratched thе surface оf Visual Impact fоr Women, but hореfullу I’ve captured уоur attention.

Yоu саn find а myriad оthеr topics іn thіѕ program thаt аrе invaluable including, but nоt limited to:

• High rep vs. lоw rep training аnd whу іt саn mаkе а difference fоr women

• Whаt types оf exercise equipment tо uѕе

• Thе function оf yoga exercises іn уоur fitness routine

• Aggressive dieting tо lose 5-10 lbs іn lеѕѕ thаn thrее weeks tо gеt ready fоr аn “event”

• Hоw оftеn tо exercise

• Hоw tо gеt rid оf thаt “stubborn” muscle оn уоur thighs аnd calves

Choose A Fifties Dress to Sport the Retro Look of Yesteryear Hollywood Stars

A dress that was worn on informal occasions at home by women. These dresses were designed in light fabrics and unstructured lines, and they were famous throughout the 19th century. A tea dress was usually designed to rest at knee length or lower, and they had an exclusive look especially those with flower patterns.

Floral tea dresses were made popular by Hollywood stars of yesteryears in the movies, and one can easily replicate the magic of these ladies by choosing floral tea dresses. One should be careful though a floral tea dress can make a woman look smaller then her height and might not be the most flattering length one could choose. However, by experimenting with different heel heights means that beauty and elegance can be increased considerably resulting in you finding the right type of retro dress for your body type.

The fifties dresses for women had a rare elegance that you will not find in the contemporary style women dresses of today. Vintage dresses were made famous by the New Look of Dior in 1947 and the swing dress style was all the rage by the 50s and was fully adopted by women of the time. Hemlines were lowered and raised according to, fashion but the dresses still retained their hourglass silhouette. Vintage dresses were also designed with slender pencil skirts as well as with full skirts.

The classic looks of the fifties dresses also make them the preferred dress choice for proms, as they make girls look like princesses.  The 1950s dresses are reminiscent of the full skirts and fitted waists worn by Rita Hayworth or Liz Taylor and later on of course came the vintage wiggle dresses worn by Marilyn Monroe. Online shops are filled with these vintage dresses that the contemporary prom party girl can wear to outshine all the others.

The Tea Dress as we mentioned before, is an informal gown worn by women of the 19th century. The earlier varieties were Asian-influenced and had long flowing sleeves characterized those dresses. They were actually derived from the style sense of a Japanese Kimono. Earlier tea gowns required the assistance of a maid to wear and were worn without a corset, which was unheard of in the day. But these dresses were always elegance personified.

For informal occasions, you can always choose a flowery tea dress as the original intent of the dress was to wear them during afternoons. However, these dresses can also be worn in the evenings and for dinner parties. The best floral tea dresses are found at online stores as they are made at special factories that are specilaised in making the classic dresses of yesteryears.

Bone Plates and Bone Screws for Successful Orthopedic Implantation

Give support and stability to your fractured bones with bone screws and bone plates.

Due to accidents, major or minor, there are immense chances of breaking your bones. It can be due to an automobile accident or can be due to a slip or fall. The severity of injuries can be different depending on the structure, nature and locations. There are many other diseases that affect bones like osteoporosis, arthritis.

It is usually seen in adults. Fractures in bones and other bone diseases can be treated with surgeries. Advancement in the field of science and technology has improved the medical industry and lot of sophisticated equipments and treatment methods are available.

In this article we shall discuss about bone screws and bone plates which are inevitable orthopedic implants used in bone surgeries. Orthopedic surgeons make successful bone surgeries with the help of implants like bone plates and bone screws. Bone tissues have the ability to regenerate and regain its original strength. But in case of severe fractures, implanting bone plates thorough surgery are the only remedy to hold fractured bones in place.

Features of bone plates

Designing of bone plates, the materials used in its manufacturing, and biocompatibility are the main factors that you should consider in designing bone plates.

•  Bone plates should be strong enough to hold fractured bones in place and should give be able to support the load placed on the fractures bones after healing.

•  The materials used in making bone plates are usually stainless steel, titanium of high quality and surgical standard.

•  Bone plates should have the similar stiffness like natural bones.

•  It should be non toxic to prevent any kind of inflammations in the body after implantation.

•  Bone plates are available in different sizes and different shapes which can be implanted in different parts of the body. Condylar bone plates are used to correct facial areas, coverleaf plates are used correcting neck fracture, cobra head plate, D.H.S barrel plates etc are some of the commonly used bone plates.
•  Bone plates are durable, strong and light weight

In short bone plates should act as original bones after the surgery and should support your body to carry out normal movements and carry load as before.

Features of bone screws

Bone screws are other important implants which are used in safe orthopedic surgeries. The main purpose of bone screws is the internal fixation of bones. Bone screws are non corrosive and can remain in the body with out creating any complications for an entire life time. Depending on the nature of fracture and internal repair the type of bone screws will also differ. Some features of bone screws are:

•  Bone screws are provided with threads either through out its length or partially.

•  Bone screws are available in different sizes and shapes and depending on the type of fracture it is selected.

•  It provides maximum stability to bones and makes only less damage to surrounding soft tissues.

•  Like bone plates, bone screw are also made of metals of high surgical standard.

•  Biodegradable bone screws are available which has similar properties as original bone, so that no second surgery is needed to remove the screws.

Bone screws and bone plates helps an orthopedic to make his surgery successful and it helps to fix damaged bone as strong as before.

Taichi Weight Bearing Exercise Improves Bone Density

“If you want strong bones, you have to use them!” Everyone needs to have lifelong weight bearing exercise in order to build up and maintain healthy bones. Females should focus on building strong bones now especially while they are still young so as to reduce their risk of osteoporosis later in life

Weight bearing describes any activity you do on your feet that works your bones and muscles against gravity. Activities like walking, jogging, aerobics, dancing, stair climbing and inline skating are all examples of weight bearing exercise.

The bone is a living tissue that constantly breaks down and reforms where weight bearing exercises have the potential advantages of stimulating bone growth and strengthening connective tissue. When you do regular weight bearing exercise, your bone adapts to the impact of weight and pull of muscle by building more cells and becoming stronger.

Another advantage is that during weight bearing exercises your muscles are actually being forced to pull harder on your bones than they normally do, which makes your bones seek more calcium from your body and thus causing bone density to increase.

Studies have shown that older women who did high intensity weight training at least two days per week for a year were able to increase their bone density by one percent. The women who exercised also had improved muscle strength and better balance.

A lot of women in their late forties and fifties are either not willing or unable to engage in regular high impact exercise. They are actually in a fast bone loss phase of their lives, when efforts to slow bone loss are actually very important. Taichi provides a good form of weight bearing exercise, since it emphasizes a lot on the weight transfer of the body natural weight. In Taichi, you perform a series of slow, rhythmic and graceful controlled body movements while your body remains erect and anatomically aligned.
The intensity of the weight bearing exercise in Taichi is increased by either lowering of the posture or including weights during the Taichi practice. In this way, the bones will be forced to work even harder and more effective. Proper guidance and monitoring by professionally well trained Taichi coaches is strongly recommended for such high intensity Taichi weight bearing training. Sufficient calcium intake is also necessary in conjunction to the Taichi weight bearing exercise.

Unlike many other forms of exercise, Taichi is suitable to people of all age, gender and races. It does not require any special clothes or equipment, and it can easily be practiced at home, parks or practically any open space. In fact, Taichi is particularly beneficial to the elderly and people with impaired motor skills. Since Taichi emphasizes correct posture alignment and balance, the exercise may be a safer alternative for women with fragile bones than other high impact physical activities.

Basic Advice On Fast Plans Of Getting Medicare Supplement Insurance

Your wellness ought to be one of your most important considerations! You want to take care of yourself! Protecting your well being consists of having health insurance, so that you could afford to visit the doctor when you want to. Wellness insurance can be pricey & bewildering, though. Here are several guidelines to assist you navigate these waters.

In the event you need more well being insurance, don’t take out a 2nd policy. Instead, add a “rider” to your current policy. This really is more often than not far less costly. Only in several instances, is it more price effective to take out a 2nd policy. If the individual is in fantastic well being, you may need to retail outlet around.

Use the web to find quotations on health insurance, as this makes it possible for you to find the finest policy at the most expense-productive fee for your situation. You could visit the websites of a number of carriers to obtain quotes, or use marketplace internet sites that supply quotes on numerous policies from a number of organizations.

Before re-enrolling within your present plan when annual enrollment time comes, be sure you seek out alterations in what is or is not gone over. Plan positive aspects & coverage do change, & it is worth examining all of your plan possibilities every year to ensure that you get the best coverage for your wellness care desires.

When taking into consideration a well being care insurance plan from your employer, be weary of particular incentive based plans that attempt to lure you. These may appear attractive to begin with, yet there might be hidden costs or loss of former benefits. Normally read the contract thoroughly and don’t be afraid to ask questions about something you’re uncertain about.

Should you and your partner have already been riding on a single well being insurance policy & one of you is nearing retirement, sit down and have an open discussion about how that transition will take place. Coverages will change for the retired person and a variety of alternatives are obtainable. They can continue for a while through COBRA and afterwards, they can apply for a standalone policy if the premiums are not prohibitively high, nonetheless the valuable factor is to walk into those decisions proactively.

Make sure you keep your wellness insurance documents handy at all times. This isn’t only necessary when you see a physician or get a prescription filled. Should you create a health condition, you will need to see right away what kind of coverage you have and what else you want to do.

When you have decided on getting individual health insurance, you need to get a copy of exactly what the plan will look like before you make the final purchase. Ensure that you read all the fine print, exceptions and clauses, so that you’ll know what precisely you are getting & what coverage you may end up being denied.

As mentioned above, well being insurance is a good technique to make sure you could afford to take care of your health. Health insurance itself might be expensive, although, and it can be tough to grasp at times. With the advice from this report you will need to be better ready to make excellent choices concerning your well being insurance coverage!

Lasik Eye Doctors Can Gift You Perfect Vision In A Jiffy

Do you want to get the best vision to relish the earth’s beauty in a better way? The gift of sight is the unique and most treasured gift that you treasure.It is not an unknown fact that doctors are next-to-God for common people. The beauty of a pair of the lustrous eyes does not want to be hidden under the glasses. If you are a regular user of contact lens, it’s time that you incorporate into your life the enhanced iLasik treatment with the active assistance of renowned Lasik eye doctors, who are unrivaled in their field of expertise.

Medical field like the world of beauty and cosmetics is progressing at a rapid pace. You can easily compare this new better vision gifting procedure to that of Botox and dermal fillers which are helping you to get rid of your fine lines, wrinkles and to add volume to your face. The eyes are the windows that make you to perceive the world and better sight is what you definitely deserve.

The Lasik eye surgery which is about creating a cornea flap so that you can do away with glasses and contact lenses is soaring in popularity like never before. Why will it not? You just get ready to go to work or lead a normal life after a day or two after the treatment is carried out by the top Lasik doctors.

Do you want to know how long does it take? You will be amazed to know that top Lasik doctors with the help of 3D mapping, accurate measurements and advanced techniques just need 20-30 minutes for both eyes. Yes, you heard it right, when you have consulted notable Lasik eye surgery doctors; you do not have to worry a lot about your vision. In this progressive world, all you need is better eye treatments with better results and a surgery process does not take much time.

However, when you are gaining something better, Lasik surgery does come with minimal pain. You might feel a bit itchy or scratchy in the initial days after treatment. There is nothing to get worried in this sphere. During the course of a treatment, an eye is pressurized with a suction ring for effective creation of the safe and protective cornea flap; you might get a bit hurt. The whole process conducted by top Lasik surgeons is absolutely a safe one. The success rate of a better vision is almost 99% of patients undergoing the treatment! So visualize a new world now!

LumiSlim Non-Invasive Cold Laser Lipo

Crystal Medical is a distributor of some of the finest medical, beauty, dental, veterinary, and body enhancement equipment on the market. They sell an incredible painless liposuction device called the LumiSlim Pro Laser Lipo system. Truthfully, it isn’t actually liposuction, it is a cold laser device that induces fat cells beneath the skin to literally go into fat-loss! The liberated fats that were stored in the cells are metabolized by the body.

There is a benefit to this that may be overlooked. Just as it is with exercise, stored fats that are used for energy by the body literally train our cells to burn fat. The laser lipo that is used by the LumiSlim Lipo laser system does not damage any surrounding cells such as muscle tissue or skin tissue. You can be up and active again immediately after treatment, the only difference is that your clothing may fit more loosely. The results are that fast because the action of the Laser lipo system works instantly. Further treatments can create more results and it may take the approach of multiple treatments to achieve the results that you seek. It is completely worth it.

The Lipo that the LumiSlim offers is best supported by a diet and exercise program. The laser lipo device does work some seriously pleasing wonders, but it is up to you to keep those inches off. No liposuction or laser lipo system will make the fat go away permanently unless you maintain the new body tone by eating plenty of fiber-rich fruits and vegetables and engage in regular medium to high impact exercise. The idea of the laser lipo treatments is to give you a jump-start advantage that others will be envious of. Don’t let them envy too long, give them a card for the salon where you get your LumiSlim Laser Lipo treatment.

The salon owners who are considering adding a laser lipo system to their stage, perhaps for lunch-time tummy tucks, will find that the LumiSlim Pro Laser Lipo system is an affordable asset to their business. It will draw new and loyal customers and thus new revenue. The model may be purchased from Crystal Medical for 3,999 or rented for a weekly rate of 25.99. See the following website for more information:

It is truly a revolutionary shift in the advent of body re-shaping and an extraordinary advance in liposuction to have the prodigal advancement of laser technology to give rise to such devices. It is worthy to note that there are other similar devices in competition with LumiSlim on the market. This is only natural. The distinct advantage that LumiSlim offers is superior technology at a lower than typical market price. Also, since Crystal Medical basically makes it possible for you to obtain and begin using the device with little or no money up front, you can begin to gain profits immediately. Your clients will respect the addition as much as you will.

Many people would not even consider liposuction. You cannot help but noticed the news photos of the rather brutal procedure. There is damage to surrounding tissue and extensive bruising. The recovery time is extensive and painful. There is also noticeable scarring sometimes. It may be the best procedure for some, but for those who just need to shed a few inches, nothing beats laser lipo. Single sessions generally last 40 minutes and they typical charge for such a session is 150. This is affordable to the client and allows you, the provider to recuperate your costs rapidly and efficiently.

Imagine the satisfaction of freeing yourself from that annoying padding that you cannot seem to exercise away. See what laser lipo has to offer you.

Checklist for Creating a Safe and Healthy Nursery Environment

The EPA indicates that indoor air quality can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. With the enclosed space of our homes comes trapped air, sometimes unhealthy air from are self-circulating heating and cooling systems, the airborne byproducts of household cleaners and personal care products and even low levels of mold or bacteria that can exist in even the cleanest home. Poor indoor air quality can affect adult health as well, but for newborns  it can even be worse. Studies show that of all the organs, the lungs, which are not fully developed at birth, account for the most health problems among infants and young children. While they sleep, babies can be breathing dust, mold spores and dander. A spotless baby’s room does not necessarily mean clean air. Babies breathe an average of 30-60 times a minute—that’s more than double the amount of an adult. With this greater intake of air during the early post neonatal period, the developing lungs are highly susceptible to environmental pollutants.

The Checklist

Here are some simple steps to ensure a healthier indoor air environment when getting the nursery ready for your  new baby.

Painting the Nursery

For a healthy nursery, choosing the paint for your baby’s room will require more than just picking the color. Most indoor house paints contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Even after the paint has dried on the walls and ceiling, the undetectable fumes from this compounds can impact air quality. The EPA found  VOC pollutant levels to be 2 to 5 times higher inside homes. In addition, VOC concentration in an indoor environment during winter is three to four times higher than the VOC concentrations during the summer. To help reduce VOCs, look for low VOC or no-VOC indoor house paints.

Choosing Wood Floor Over Carpet

Carpets can be a source of airborne dust and dust mites. And with babies close to the floor before their first steps, that means being closer to those airborne contaminants. Choosing wood flooring eliminates these airborne pollutants. Certainly your baby still needs a soft place to play on the floor. A well vacuumed, occasionally shampooed play mat is a better nursery option.

Choosing a Crib Mattress

With the discovery that flame retardant baby mattresses were actually quite harmful to babies. The chemicals can generate fumes that are harmful (Those VOCs keep cropping up in the household!)  Instead, look for mattresses that are made of untreated organic wool or cotton.

Choosing the Furniture

The type of furniture you select for the nursery can actually affect the air quality. Most of the construction of home furnishings including cribs and bassinets, is from pressed wood. Pressed wood furniture construction involves compressed particle board, woodchips and chipboard under pressure to create the assembly components for furniture. However, this type of construction has also been found to release airborne pollutant formaldehyde over time. This is due to the adhesives used to bind the pressed wood materials. The highest levels of airborne formaldehyde have been detected in indoor air, where it is released from various consumer products such as building materials and home furnishings.  One survey reported formaldehyde levels ranging from 0.10 to 3.68 parts per million (ppm) in homes. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has designated formaldehyde as a human carcinogen or cancer-causing agent.

The best solution is to select solid wood furniture. It is more expensive, but ensures that no long-term airborne pollutants can be generated.

Open the Windows!

Every now and then open the nursery windows and let in some fresh air. This simple step can circulate fresh air and help remove any harmful pollutants.

Baby-Safe Air Cleaners

Understandably during very hot summer months or extremely cold winters opening the windows is not an option. Choosing air purifiers designed for nurseries can be a great alternative to keeping the baby’s room clean.

What You Need to Know about Baby Shower Wishes

The baby shower is a time of fun, happiness and most importantly looking into the future with the hopes for a happy, healthy baby. It is during this time that many friends and family will express their feelings about the upcoming happy event in the form of wishes that they hope will come true. The same applies for birthday wishes also as the celebration is more in looking towards the future and not just in the past.

But what are baby shower wishes and how do you find the right way to express how you feel during this happy time in the life of the expectant mother?

A wish is essentially an expression of hope and love that is often written on a card that celebrates the occasion. Cards for baby showers are quite popular and while many people will write a wide variety of messages expressing their love and affection, a wish is more in line with demonstrating what you want to happen in the future.

The expression of wishes when it comes to baby showers as well as birthdays can come in many different forms. For the most part, the wishes are in line with the near future and the upcoming delivery of a healthy baby boy or girl.  The wishes can be expressed in a number of different ways such as the following;

–       Wishing for a Safe Delivery

–       Wishing for All the Best for Mother and Child

–       Sending Well Wishes, Hugs and Kisses to the Mother and Child

–       Hoping for the Best Wishes for the Remainder of the Pregnancy

–       Wishing for the Best of Luck

These are just a few examples of the many different expressions of wishes that can be sent. However, once the wish is decided upon the next step is how to deliver it properly.

How to Find the Right Wishes for Baby Showers and Birthdays

The delivery system for the wishes that you are sending usually comes in the form of a card. Cards are the primary way that most people express their happiness and good will during this special event in the life of the mother. Of course, the card can be accompanied by all sorts of gifts that range from the expensive to funny, silly items that lighten the mood and bring laughter to the heart.

The cards can also fit a particular theme and include more than just the wishes that are printed inside, you can add your own wish as well which helps make the card more personal and thoughtful. This applies to birthdays as well since it represents a milestone in a person’s life as well as looking ahead to what the future brings.

Expressing baby shower wishes is something that many people look forward to when attending the event, so the first step should be to find the right card that offers the best expression of your feelings. Plus, you can always write down a wish for the mother and child as well.

Top 5 Fitness Tips for Plus Size Women

It is a well known fact that keeping fit is crucial to maintaining overall health. This is true for everybody : men and women, young and old. It is also true for plus-sized women.

Some people believe that if they are overweight, they cannot exercise. Sometimes, women who are uncomfortable about their size feel embarrassed to be physically active.

The truth is that larger women can and should exercise. The benefits will include increased levels of energy, lower blood pressure, cardiovascular workout, muscle and bone strengthening. Exercise can also bring a feeling of wellbeing and increased levels of confidence. In order to maximize the benefits of exercise, there are some important points to remember.

1. Exercise a few times a week
Try to exercise at least three times a week for a minimum of twenty minutes at a time. The frequency of your exercise sessions is important. The more often you exercise, the greater the benefits.

2. Be creative!
Vary your workouts and keep them interesting. Go for a brisk walk with a friend. Try aqua-aerobics. Join a women’s gym. Choose a form of exercise that is comfortable yet challenging for your body and your fitness level.

3. Keep hydrated
Drink lots of water. This may seem obvious, but it is easy to forget to drink the amount of water you will need to maintain a healthy workout. Keep a bottle of water beside you and take small sips before, during and after your workout.

4. Think comfort
Wear comfortable, loose fitting garments that will allow freedom of movement. If possible, wear cotton clothing as the natural fibers will allow your skin to breathe and ensure maximum comfort. Make sure your footwear is supportive and suitable to your choice of exercise.

5. Start and finish the right way
Warm up before you begin and cool down at the end of each exercise session. This is extremely important. You can do this by performing some simple stretching exercises. These will help to prevent injury and will gradually ease your body into the workout, and will relax you afterwards.

As with any fitness program, it is advised to consult with your doctor before you begin.

When your motivation level is low, and you are finding it difficult to be enthusiastic about exercise, remember that exercise is a gift you can give your body and yourself. The benefits are both physiological and psychological, and remember: the more you exercise, the more you will want to exercise, as you begin to feel the positive results.

Keeping Your Bones Strong With Osteoease

Calcium is a mineral that is absolutely necessary for our bodies. Like a lot of other minerals in foods, we rarely get the actual amount we need just by foods. Osteoease is reported to be the most effective supplement to make sure your calcium supply is met and bone disorders are minimized.

Osteoporosis is considered a disorder resulting from porous and fragile bones. It is currently affecting 10 million Americans, studies show, 80% of them women. With the help of some great doctors, Osteoease is now available to fight Osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is when the bones become porous and fragile. When talking about bone disorders, it generally comes fro complications receiving proper intakes of calcium and vitamin D. If you live for years with low calcium intake and/or vitamin D intake, this is set-up for bone disorders. Another one is the way the calcium we nourish is delivered and absorbed. When calcium intake is badly absorbed or low, the body must breakdown the bone to use the calcium stored in it.

Just like many other parts of your body, your bones continue to change as you age. From the time you are born to the age of 30, your bones grow in size and in mass. This is when you are considered to reach you peak bone mass, which means it will not grow anymore. This is why it is very important to maintain a required amount of calcium in your body each day to assist in maintaining the rigidness of your bones.

There really is no other kind of supplement like Osteoease. What makes it so great is it does what no other calcium supplement can do; deliver the calcium into the cells of your bones.

Osteoease is a product bought to you by Urban Nutrition, They are a quality company and everyone seems to love all of their products. They do extensive research before releasing any supplement to the public and they have some great formulas developed by Dr. Hans Nieper.
When developing Osteoease he developed two types of mineral carriers , 2-AEP and Orotate that carry calcium directly to the body at the cellular level for where absorption is maximized.

2-AEP (2 Aminoethyl Phosphate) is the component consisting of the outer cell membranes of your body. 2-AEP, the “Smart Mineral Carrier,” carries the calcium directly to those walls to strengthen, seal, and protect your healthy cells, as well as repair damaged cells.

Orotate is able to bind with natural calcium to provide efficient transport into a cell. It delivers the mineral to the cell plasma. When calcium combines with Orotate, its molecular structure allows it to get into bones and tissue more effectively than calcium intake by foods or other supplements. Calcium Orotate is carried, released, and absorbed at the cellular level.

Osteoporosis in not the only disorder Osteoease can help prevent. During their clinical studies, tests showed that it reduces the loss of bone mass, bone fracture, bone and heel spurs, muscle and nerve pain, and arthritis relief.

Osteoease has no known side effects, which makes it great for children and teens for who want to get a head start on keeping their bones healthy.

Women who are pregnant also benefit from Osteoease. Pregnancy can be a tough time for women, physically and mentally. Osteoease provides some of the “extras” you may need when supplementing your calcium.

Spring Lawn Care

Spring Lawn Care

If you neglect spring lawn care, you could end up paying for it the rest of the year.

Most of you will need to implement only about half of the following ten tips for spring lawn care, depending upon your own unique circumstances.

Spring Lawn Care Tip #1: Raking

Raking will be your first task of spring lawn care. Raking is for more than just removing leaves: it is for controlling thatch, too. Discovering a thatch build-up of more than 1/2 inch while raking indicates the need to dethatch!   I use an organic bio-enhanced liquid dethatcher.  It is more effective than mechanical dethatching, and it puts all the nutrients and trace elements captured in the thatch back into the lawn soil creating fertile humus.

There is another good reason for a spring raking if you live in colder climates. As you survey your lawn in spring, see if there are any matted patches, in which the grass blades are all stuck together. This can be caused by a disease known as “snow mold.” New grass may have difficulty penetrating these matted patches. However, a light raking will be sufficient to solve this problem.

Spring Lawn Care Tip #2: Check for Compaction

  • Aerate your lawn – Compacted soil hinders water, nutrients and air available to the plants and deters root growth.  Bio-enhanced liquid aerators are much more effective than core aerators and less expensive to utilize.
    • Core aerators are less efficient (2-3 inch penetration)
    • Promote lawn weeds
    • Are very messy
    • Aerate only I inch every 6 inches
      • Liquid aerators penetrate 8-12 inches
      • Aid in natural dethatching
      • Leave no lawn mess
      • Afford 100% lawn coverage

Spring Lawn Care Tip #3: Check and adjust your soil pH

All grasses do not have the same ideal pH requirements.  They range from 5.4 for Centipede Grass to 7.2 for St. Augustine Grass.  In addition, most broadleaf weeds such as Crabgrass like a soil pH greater than 6.6.

I use Liquid Lawn Sulfur to lower pH and Liquid Lawn Lime to raise pH.  Pelletized lime and sulfur can take years to change pH.  Chelated sulfur and lime take only days.

Spring Lawn Care Tip #4: Over seeding

Is your lawn riddled with bare patches due to dog spots, heavy traffic or neglect? If so, you may need to apply grass seed to fill in those bare patches. This solution is known as “over seeding lawns.” Apply an organic fertilizer when you over seed.

Spring Lawn Care Tip #5: Fertilizing

Lawns can be fertilized organically by using compost teas and mulching mowers.  Chemical fertilizers are rapidly becoming outdated.  Eleven States have banned the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.  I use bio-enhanced liquid fertilizers.

Spring Grass Care Tip #6: Applying Pre-emergent Herbicides

If you know that you have a problem with the annual weed, crabgrass, then fertilization in spring should go hand in hand with the application of pre-emergent herbicides. As their name suggests, pre-emergent herbicides address weed control not “after the fact,” but before their seedlings can even emerge. Pre-emergent herbicides accomplish this by forming something of a “shield” that inhibits seed germination.

Over seeding is incompatible with the application of pre-emergent herbicides.

Spring Grass Care Tip #7: Organic Weed Control

We can tell the health of the soil below a lawn by the weeds that are successful in the competition for space.  They are a problem because they are not as effective as grass in achieving the desired results of a lawn.  Safety, erosion control, water purification, water infiltration, atmospheric carbon reduction and other environmental benefits that are the result of lawn grasses are reduced by most weeds.

The best defense against weeds is a healthy lawn, because grass can easily out-compete weeds when conditions are maintained in the grasses favor.  Nutrient deficiencies, nutrient excesses, soil compaction, acidic soils, excessive shade, wet soils, bioactivity and many other problems can be detected by what plants are successful in infiltrating a lawn.  Below is a list of some of the common names of indicator weeds that can help determine what issues are making your lawn less than perfect.  Correct the problem that creates a competitive advantage for the weed and you will have an easier time getting the lawn results you are looking for.

Weeds Associated with Different Soil Problems

Acid soil: sorrel sow thistle, prostrate knotweed, lady’s-thumb, wild strawberries,, plantain, rough cinquefoil ,silvery cinquefoil, hawkweeds, knapweeds

Alkaline soil: field peppergrass, goosefoot, gromwell, true chamomile, bladder campion

Soil pH maintenance has been harmed by the misnomer that turfgrass grows best in a pH of 7.0. The different grass types require different pH soils for best growth, health, weed control and disease resistance.

Wet or poorly drained soil: horsetail, sedges, lady’s-thumb, joe-pye weed, silvery cinquefoil, curly dock, mosses, Pennsylvania smartweed, tall buttercup, creeping buttercup, sheep sorrel, Canada goldenrod, lance-leaved goldenrod, meadow pink, jewelweed, coltsfoot, sweet flag, ground nut, annual bluegrass, common chickweed, crabgrass, goosegrass, ground ivy, mouse-ear chickweed, violets, yellow nutsedge

Dry soil: Virginia pepperweed, rough cinquefoil, potato vine, yarrow, black medic, red Compacted or heavy soil: wild garlic, dandelion, broadleaf dock, creeping buttercup, plantain, annual bluegrass, common chickweed, goosegrass, knotweed, mouse-ear chickweed, prostrate spurge

  • A healthy sodded lawn absorbs rainfall six times more effectively than a wheat field and four times better than a hay field.
  • A sodded lawn will absorb greater amounts of rain than a seeded lawn; even after three years of growth.

Soil with a hardpan or hard crust: horse nettle, pennycress, quack grass, field mustard, morning glory, pineapple weed

Previously cultivated soil: Lamb’s-quarters, plantain (several species), ragweed, purslane, dandelion, chickweed, pigweeds, carpetweed

High fertility soil: chicory, pigweeds, purslane, dandelion, lamb’s-quarters, burdock, pokeweed, butter print, Queen Anne’s lace, annual bluegrass, bentgrasses, Henbit, yellow woodsorrel, crabgrass, mallow, purslane

Low fertility soil: plantains, red sorrel, white clover

Shaded soil: annual Bluegrass, common chickweed, ground ivy, mouse-ear chickweed, nimblewill, violets

Tip #9: Buying a New Lawn Mower

Get one with a mulching kit.  Mulch your clippings and leaves and put their nutrients and trace elements back into your soil.

Tip #10: Reviewing Lawn Mowing Strategies


Proper mowing contributes to the overall health and appearance of your home lawn. Here are some mowing basics that will provide you with the best possible results:

  • Instead of a clean scissor cut, a rotary-mower whacks the grass blade off.  It is especially important to keep rotary mower blades very sharp.  Remember to balance the blade if you sharpen it yourself.
  • You should mow grass in the coolest part of the day for the cleanest cut.  Grass blades are more adversely affected when they are under heat stress.  However, dew interferes with good early-morning mowing, especially if you are mulching your clippings (which you should be for a healthier lawn), so evenings are usually best.  Also mowing under wet grass conditions will aid in the spread of turfgrass disease pathogens that are already present on your lawn.  Always clean your mower deck after mowing for the same reason.
  • The longer the grass, the deeper the root.  Cut turfgrass at the highest setting possible.   2-1/2 to 3 inches is the ideal height for most home lawns.  Grass growing in the shade needs to be cut as long as possible, since it needs more leaf area to intercept limited light.  Most broadleaf weeds are deterred by the shade generated by higher grass heights.
  • Never remove more than 1/3 of the height of the grass at a time.” (Example: If you are mowing your lawn at 3 inches, always cut it before it gets beyond 4-1/2 inches in height)
  • Mulching your clippings helps return nutrients to the soil.  For thick thatch conditions apply a bio-enhanced dethatcher (this aids soil biolife to turn thatch into healthy humus.
  • Don’t refuel mowing equipment on the lawn in case there is a spill.

Tip #11Water Your Lawn Properly

  • Water your lawn properly.
    • Water early in the day- By setting irrigation systems to run early in the morning (4:00am to 6:00am) we can maximize water usage by preventing the evaporation that’s common in the heat of the day. Early morning watering is also recommended by plant pathologists, since evening irrigation can encourage lawn disease development.
    • Water infrequently- Most Pennsylvania lawns and ornamental plants require approximately one inch of water per week during the growing season. During periods when rainfall is less than this amount, it may be necessary to provide an equivalent amount to keep lawns and plants looking their best.
    • Water thoroughly One thorough watering per week is more beneficial to lawns and plants than several light watering’s. Light watering’s can promote shallow roots, making plants more vulnerable to drought stress.
      To prevent water from running off the soil surface, consider setting your sprinkler system to run two or three times the same morning, allowing time in between cycles for water to soak into the soil.
    • Override device Consider adding an override device added that will deactivate your sprinkler system if there’s been adequate rainfall. Most devices are simply small cups that hold rainwater, and once the rainwater evaporates, the system is reactivated.

Tip #12 Raise the Brix Level of your Turf

  • Increase the Brix level of your turf.
    • Brix is the sugar concentration of the sap in your lawn
    • Most grasses have such low Brix value (typically no greater than about 6 or 8 and often much lower) that insects will feed on them all day long.
    • A Brix value of 12 or higher is all it takes to eliminate most insect infestations of any plant
    • Raising the Brix of a plant is really quite simple. Provide good nutrition, including a balanced diet of macro and micronutrients and trace elements.
    • Nature’s Magic is probably the best soil amendment package on the market today

Why should you switch to organic lawn care?

What are the Benefits?

  • It is safer for humans, pets and the environment than synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
  • It improves the quality of the soil, which will have an increased ability to retain water and nutrients.
  • You will enjoy significant financial savings by transitioning from synthetic to organic lawn care, especially after the first year of use.
  • Organic products will significantly reduce pests by restoring balance to your lawn’s ecosystem. You will benefit from reduced maintenance in mowing, watering and fertilizing because you will have a naturally stronger and healthier lawn.
  • A report by the National Academy of Sciences shows that the health of 1 in 7 people is negatively impacted in some form by lawn pesticides.
  • Numerous studies link lawn chemicals to cancers and other long-term diseases.
  • Several studies also link exposure to artificial lawn chemicals to an increased risk of cancer and other health problems in pets.
  • Children are especially at risk for negative health consequences due to their size, physiological development and proximity to the ground.
  • Synthetic pesticides and fertilizers destroy the naturally present beneficial organisms in a healthy lawn’s ecosystem. This destruction then transforms your lawn into an increasingly needy “junkie,” requiring more and more chemicals to sustain it.
  • Organic lawn care focuses instead on soil management techniques and long-term results, building up the nutrients and organisms in the soil in order to make your lawn better able to withstand drought, pests, and other common problems.
  • Organic lawn care also eliminates damage to the environment and to human and animal health caused by synthetic lawn care products.
  • Organic products function by building up “life in the soil,” or soil biology, their payoff is more long-term and lasting.
  • Synthetic products, by their nature, are instantaneous and must be frequently reapplied in greater amounts to maintain the appearance of the grass. Due to the need for frequent reapplications and the reduced effectiveness of synthetic chemicals.
  • The user of organic products will spend considerably less money on lawn care over a two-year period than the user of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.


Trends in Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity – Disturbing

Ninety percent of the people diagonsed with diabetes are told they are Type 2 diabetic, that is being resistant to the effects of insulin or not making enough for their use).

In a November 2009 report, researchers at the University of Chicago indicate that:.

*Nearly doubling in the next 25 years, those with diabetes are expected to increasefrom 24 million today to 44 million people assuming that the proportion of obese people stay constant.

*The cost of treating these diabetes cases will grow nearly three times from 113 to 336 billion dollars over the same time, measured in constant 2007 dollars (adjusted for inflation).

*The Medicare portion of spending on diabetes is expected to increase from 45 to 171 billion dollars.

The cost of treating these diabetes cases will almost triple from 113 to 336 billion dollars over the same time, measured in constant 2007 dollars (adjusted for inflation). Of this cost, the Medicare portion (the elderly and disabled population) is expected to climb from 45 to 171 billions of dollars.

These figures are conservative because they assume the number of obese people will not rise. Records indicate that obesity is rising, with approixmately 30 percent of the US population considered obese today. As indicated by the Medicare portion of the anticipated medical diabetes costs, much of the population that will have to deal with this are the ‘baby boomers’, those people born between 1946 and 1957. According to Dr. Elbert Huang, professor of medicine at the U of C and study co-author “It’s a combination of increasing numbers and cost that drive these frightening numbers.”

This reinforces the need to prevent diabetes through public and private health efforts. Prevention of diabetes (type 2 for most people) requires transformation of the way we eat, increasing the amount of exercise performed, and points out the importance of finding new ways of treating diabetes efficiently. The key for most people that contract diabetes through this route, means finding a way to reduce insulin resistance by ways other than with prescriptions.

David Kendall, chief scientific and medical officer of the American Diabetes Association commented on these findings “The study was entirely consistant with previous reporta that show the growth and costs of diabetes are substantial and ever increasing”.

Loyola University Health Systems issued a report in the fall of 2009 that noted more diabetics are becoming morbidly obese. It stated that 1 in 5 people with Type 2 diabetes are over 100 pounds overweight. This fullfills the medical definition of morbid obesity. Further detail in the report noted that 62 percent of Type 2 adults in the US are obese and 21
percent are morbidly obese. In the African-American population with diabetes, one third are morbidly obese.

These figures are arrived at by measuring body fat comparied with height and weight as recommended by the body mass index.

People that are morbidly obese have a series of issues beyond diabetes (or in addition to diabetes) which can include:

*Heart disease

*End-stage kidney disease


*Sleep apnea

*Fatty liver disease

These issues illustrate that diabetes is not isolated and multiple medical issues can have similar sources.

By controlling your weight, these issues can be avoided by most people. This is proven to be possible through a combination of diet modification and exercise. Both of these ideas are influenced by popular culture and individual choice. Making positive choices are supported through help available in many directions. Action fueled by motivation and supported by education is an effective way to avoid Type 2 diaabetes.

The Health And Beauty Connection

 Health and Beauty are closely related. One cannot expect to be beautiful without working on maintaining good health, and vice versa. Health means having a body that works efficiently; and beauty is the outward manifestation of good health.

Poor health can be visible and therefore affects your beauty, or the way you appear to others. Some obvious outward signs of poor health and beauty are dark circles around the eyes, obesity, acne, hair loss and dry skin. Some less obvious signs are white fingernails or white dots on fingernails, creases between the eyes, brittle hair and dandruff.

These signs prove the relationship between health and beauty. They could be indicating an underlying condition. For example, dark circles under the eyes could indicate liver toxicity, thyroid or kidney problems. White bands near the fingertips or white dots on fingernails could indicate poor circulation, and even heart diseases. Horizontal ridges on nails could indicate poor absorption of proteins and vitamins. Inability to lose weight could indicate improper eating habits, genetic links and a host of medical conditions.

Here are some health and beauty tips:

• Drinking plenty of water for health and beauty is something that cannot be underestimated. Although a general rule of thumb is drinking 8 glasses of water a day, the amount varies from person to person.

• For perfect health and beauty, you must incorporate 30 minutes of exercise 3 to 5 times a week. A sedentary lifestyle can lead to obesity.

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• Your lifestyle and eating habits play a very important role in maintaining health and beauty. Eat a healthy balanced diet, and avoid smoking and too much alcohol.

• Deal with stress. Research has shown that music helps you relax and alleviate stress.

• Health and beauty spas help you relax and have an invigorating effect physically and mentally.

Dead Sea Mud and The Uses of Dead Sea Mud for Cosmetics and Skin Care

Mud from the Dead Sea is rich in more than 20 minerals, The Dead Sea mud is especially known for its therapeutic benefits   Mud from the Dead Sea has been found to be very effective for a wide range of cosmetic and skin care uses as well as in the cure of rheumatic ailments.

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The remarkable absorbent clay penetrates deep into the skin’s pores, thoroughly cleansing and removing grime which impedes the nourishing process. Through osmosis, minerals from the mud stimulate, hydrate and restore the skin’s vitality.

Dead Sea mud is especially known for its therapeutic benefits, including stimulating blood circulation, restoring damaged skin cells and helping to relieve painful joints.

The mud is excellent for softening hard or peeling skin found on knees, elbows and even the scalp. It stimulates, tightens and invigorates the skin, leaving it supple, refreshed and glowing. Since ancient times the Dead Sea has kept it’s secrets. These secrets are now being revealed for the benefit of medical science, skin care and beauty care. The Dead Sea is situated at the lowest point on earth, 400meters below sea level. It is the lowest and most saline of all deep, natural expanses of water and has a singular chemical composition. The valley bed was created 5 million years ago as part of the great Syrian African Depression.It’s been named the dead sea as no animal life can live in its saline waters.   Today we know that certain bacteria and algae can survive, and in fact thrive in the hot, saline water of the dead sea. Due to the special climatic conditions, the water evaporates quickly leaving large salt deposits. These salt deposits have resulted in creating the worlds saltiest body of water.

Getting Pregnant After 40 – 3 Top Tips for Getting Pregnant Quickly

Getting pregnant after 40 is really no different from getting pregnant in your twenties or thirties. When it comes to having babies I believe too much emphasis is placed on a woman’s age. Whether you are planning to have a baby at the age of 20, 30 or 40; I believe your health and your education with regards to pregnancy related issues; rather than your age determines how quickly you get pregnant; whether you enjoy a healthy pregnancy and also how healthy your baby will be.
My very first pregnancy was in my twenties. Before I got pregnant I was healthy and I did not have any health issues. Unfortunately once I got pregnant I got very sick. I suffered stomach cramps and very bad morning sickness. The pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at 23 weeks. I tried to get pregnant a few months after the miscarriage, but it just wasn’t happening.
After a medical investigation; I was told I was suffering from secondary infertility, fibroids and symptoms of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). I was even more determined to have a baby. Unfortunately I suffered two more miscarriages. I realised that if I didn’t start taking charge of my health and my fertility I would remain childless.
I read every book I could find; and every resource online about getting pregnant; preventing morning sickness; preventing miscarriages; enjoying healthy pregnancies; carrying babies full term and delivering healthy babies. By researching, educating myself and implementing what I learnt I am very pleased to inform you I have three very healthy and beautiful children.  I was over 40 years old when I had my last two children, however; I carried these two babies full term and I did not suffer any complications or morning sickness.

Preconception Medical Care:

My first top tip is that you consider Preconception Medical Care. This tip isn’t just for women considering getting pregnant after 40; but for any woman considering having a baby especially if this is your first child. It is very true that many women all over the world have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies without any preconception care whatsoever; however there are also many women who due to pre-existing medical conditions have become pregnant and had miscarriages or complications which could have been prevented if they had considered preconception medical care and received treatment for the pre-existing medical conditions.

Preconception medical care is a medical examination to make sure you and your partner are in optimum health and that there are no issues that could affect your chances of having a healthy baby. This will include checking to make sure you are immune to conditions; such as rubella and chicken pox which can be damaging to your baby; if contracted during pregnancy.

With preconception medical care if any member of your family or your partner’s family has any inherited disease you can find out what tests are available.  Also if you have diabetes, asthma, hepatitis, or a history of cancer, preconception medical care will determine if any medication you are taking can affect your baby and if you need to change your medication.

Preconception Care through nutrition and also adopting a healthy lifestyle

The second tip to bear in mind when considering getting pregnant after 40 is Preconception Care through nutrition and also adopting a healthy lifestyle – Just as you will not plant seedlings into nutritionally depleted soil; since the plant is less likely to flourish; you are more likely to get pregnant quickly, enjoy a healthy pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby; if you and your partner are in optimum health.

This is the time to adopt a healthy lifestyle and make sure you are on a well balanced diet if you have not already done so. It is also advisable for women to take a pre pregnancy supplement containing folic acid; and also for men to consider a supplement containing zinc. If either you or your partner or both of you smoke; this is the time to quit.


My final top tip for getting pregnant after 40 is that you educate yourself about ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary). More than any other single factor, ovulation is one of the keys to getting pregnant. All things being equal most men are always fertile, however, for every menstrual cycle women are only fertile for approximately 24 hours. 24 hours after the egg is released from the ovary, you are no longer fertile for that month and you have to wait for ovulation to take place the following month before you can get pregnant. Thus, it is very important to find out when you ovulate. You may have heard that ovulation occurs on day 14 of your menstrual cycle.  This is only true for a very small percentage of women – women who have a regular 28 day cycle. For all other women this is not true.