Jumat, 29 Maret 2013

Stop Dry Skin now and look younger!

Stop Dry Skin now and look younger!

If you have a dry skin problem and not too keen on having it look like a withered apple, then your only way out is to jump headlong into a dry skin care regimen. The dry skin is basically a dehydrated skin, very sensitive to the weather elements. So the dry skin care regimen is all about nourishing the skin and keeping it protected from external ravages.

Dry skin care involves getting to the roots of the problem. Apart from the intrinsically dry skin type, dryness can also be the result of taking drugs like diuretics, antispasmodics, and antihistamines. Dry skin can also result from medical conditions like hypothyroidism, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, seborrhea and diabetes. Excessive exposure to harsh weather elements like snow, sun and winds and the use of chemicals on the skin, Vitamin A and B deficiencies can lead to dryness too.

High Cholesterol And It's Risks

High Cholesterol And It's Risks

Cholesterol is a waxy type, fat-like substance made in the liver and found incertain foods, such as food from animals, like dairy products (whole milk),eggs and meat. Cholesterol is carried by two types of proteins. Cholesterol is regularly produced by your liver and helps transport fat to areas of your body that require it for energy and repairs.


Too much cholesterol in the body can lead to serious problems like heart disease. When atherosclerosis affects the coronary arteries (the blood vessels that supply the muscles of the heart), the condition is called coronary artery disease, which puts a person at risk for having a heart attack.

Rabu, 09 April 2008

Some Ways For Treating Yeast Infections

When it comes to treating yeast infections, many doctors will prescribe their patients with antibiotics in order to provide relief to the sufferer. However, the problem with the use of antibiotics to treat this condition is that it can eliminate other resources within the person's body that can in fact increase the severity of the infection.

Today, when it comes to treating yeast infections no longer do people have to rely on antibiotics as a way of dealing with the condition. As they will soon discover there are plenty of alternative over the counter and home remedies that they can use instead. Many of which are proving to be extremely successful at not only treating by curing the infection as well.

In this article we take a look at some of the most popular kinds of remedies that can be easily made at home and which sufferers of yeast infections are now using. Of the various ones that you learn about today, the most popular is white vinegar which has been diluted with water and then applied to the area that is affected. Some people however find the smell of the vinegar off putting and so prefer to use apple cider vinegar in place of it.

Minggu, 06 April 2008

Benefits of Acai Berry Juice

Acai berry is new to the supplement industry. Acai fruit is often made into acai juice or freeze dried into powder or made into capsules. The local natives and population has been using this as a beverage and for recipes for years. The flavor is pleasing and you may find that adding it to recipes can add a unique flavor. Adding freeze dried powder to yogurt or smoothie is a treat giving it a flavor similar to blueberry's with a touch of chocolate.

The natives of the Amazon rain forest have been using acai berries for thousands of years as a dietary staple. These remarkable little purple berries look similar to blueberries or purple grapes and are harvested off of a palm that grows in swampy floodplains.

These berries are one of the highest ORAC value super foods available. With all the buzz it is no wonder there is a shortage and it can be hard to find in local health food stores and prices are expected to increase due to availability.

Many people may see improvements by using acai berry products or acai pills including those dealing with various illnesses. Athletic trainers know the importance of antioxidants and supplements that supply protein and lasting energy.

Some of the health properties of acai are anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and immune system. Some of the many uses and conditions that people are using these products for are, weight loss, cleansing and detoxing, high blood pressure, heart conditions, high cholesterol, inflammation, arthritis, allergies, eczema, psoriasis and other skin problems.

What makes these berries so amazing. They are loaded with protein and fiber and contain minerals such as phosphorus, iron, calcium and potassium. Also contains B1, B2, B3, C and E essential fatty acids Omega 6 and Omega 9 respectively Linoleic acid and Oleic acid which research indicates helps maintain normal cholesterol levels. When you looking to buy acai berry juice look for pure organic products. Some products claim to be acai berry juice but are actually a mix of other juices such as blueberry, mango, or pomegranate juice.


What is Reflexology

Reflexology is a technique that most people associate with applying pressure to various points on the feet. These points correspond to zones throughout the body. The same technique can be applied to the hands very effectively. Hand and foot reflexology has been in use since the times of ancient Egypt.

Today, hand reflexology has even more benefits. We use our hands extensively through using computers, game consoles and other hand held electronics. A relaxing session of hand reflexology not only relaxes the entire body, but is especially helpful for our overworked hands.

Hand reflexology interrupts the patterns of stress in the body. Reflexology stimulates pressure sensors in the hands and feet that relax corresponding body parts. The relaxation spreads to the nervous system and through the entire body. This allows the body to de-stress enough that healing can begin. Studies have shown that reflexology has beneficial effects on the heart and similar effects on the brain to meditation.

Senin, 24 Desember 2007

Practical Massage Therapy Business Card Tips

Most excited first time businessmen would probably have a massage therapy business card printed first. You should remember though that a massage therapy business card is around for a purpose.

Why You Need It

There are a couple of reasons why people have business cards. The most obvious reason for a massage therapy business card is to use it as a marketing tool. Aside from your ads, banners and targeted media marketing, your massage therapy business card can be a little tool that can go places. Let's get this straight though, not everyone agrees to using a business card as a marketing tool. For some a business card is simply a professional statement that they are reputable therapists and businessmen. In this day and age, a business card adds to the image of a business.

Rabu, 05 Desember 2007

Carbohydrates: Explained

We have all heard of the low carb diet rage. But, what exactly are carbohydrates and what do they do for your body? In essence, carbohydrates are our body’s energy source. They are found in many foods including breads, pastas, cakes,, grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. They are made up of one or more molecules of simple sugar.

The types of sugars in carbohydrates are:

~ Monosaccharides: 1 Molecule sugars found in glucose (blood sugar), fructose (fruit sugar), and galactose (mainly in milk)
~ Disaccharides: 2 monosaccharides linked together as in sucrose (table sugar), lactose (milk sugar), and maltose (malt sugar)
~ Polysaccharides: Complex Carbohydrates, which are simple sugars linked together in different ways

The last one, complex carbohydrates, are the ones that your body breaks down slowly for energy. They are a vital part of a healthy diet. They assimilate slowly, have a lower effect on blood sugar, are less processed than other carbs and provide a variety of other nutrients.

In order to provide your body with the complex carbohydrates it needs to give you energy, there are a few key points to remember:

~ Buy organic whenever possible
~ Eat whole grains as much as possible
~ Leave the nutritious skin on your fruits and vegetables
~ Avoid refined, simple sugars such as cakes, cookies, etc
~ Avoid refined complex carbs such as chips and white bread

Keep in mind your body needs these. They provide essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and fiber. So stock up on your fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, limit your dairy intake, and start eating your way to a healthier life!

Remedy For Oily Hair

Oily hair can be a pain and is a common complaint among persons who have acne problems. Oily hair is difficult to manage, can be limp, and hard to style. A common misconception about oily hair is that it is caused by an oily scalp. The exact opposite is usually true. A dry scalp causes the oil glands in the scalp to produce more oil, and once on the scalp, this excess oil transfers to the hair itself. Therefore, to treat oily hair, one of the best things to do is focus on the dry scalp. Some people produce a lot more oil than others. There is nothing you can do about it other than frequent and regular shampooing with a mild shampoo. The best time to shampoo your hair is first thing in the morning. This way your hair is fresh all day. Many persons mistakenly think that hair shampoo is to wash the hair and not the scalp. Actually, shampoo is designed to clean the scalp and beautify the hair. Thus, the first recommendation is to shampoo the scalp. Women with long hair should apply the shampoo to the scalp without piling the hair on top, and use their fingers to massage the scalp.