Search This Blog

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Teach your child how to be healthy

In a country where child obesity levels are rising every year due to the fast food industry and the growing lack of discipline the World's children have today, what could be more important than making sure your child isn't one of the statistics? It is never to late to start raising your children to know the importance of using healthy foods in place of their sodas, and cheeseburgers and all the fried and unhealthy foods todays kids crave.
At an age where their bodies are in the most important stages of growth and development, why would a parent not want their child to be taught whats healthy and whats not? Why not show your children what a good cup of herbal tea can feel like as it goes down nice and warm especially during what is left of these cold months. The very same herbs that are good for all adults are also good for all children even babies.
There is nothing to fear, in fact they may think of you as their savior if in 20 years from now they go in for that dreaded biopsy and it comes back negative. It is a proven fact that some herbs lower the risk of later in life heart attacks, cancer, and even child hood diseases. It is still cold and flu season so you can tell them of the importance of keeping their immune system in tip top shape and even can make it a family event.
What would it cost you? About $3.00 in most retail stores for one box of 20 herbal tea bags that could positively alter the health of your children and family for life. Besides with everyone "going green" you can be sure that in school your children are talking about techniques on this subject as well as probably noticing changes in the school and their friends, so you might become the best mom or dad in the world with your kids.
It never hurt to dream, but you never know. It is a fact that more and more people today are going towards the green living idea and that means your kids will be learning about this lifestyle soon if not already. So why not get a head start and be the first to teach your children what herbs can do for them, especially in place of all those sugar, high fructose corn syrup and caffeine loaded sodas that does nothing more than lower the bodies ability to absorb healthy nutrients and fight off illnesses.

Vitamins for Women

Unless you eat a very "clean" diet and get all your needed vitamins through your meals...then you need supplements. Taking these also. When your are exercising and burning calories, you need to make sure that your body is getting all the recommended vitamins you need to stay healthy and energized.
Check with your doctor and get your blood work up to see if you are in need of extra nutrients that you could receive by adding a daily pill.
Keep in mind that as we age, our body needs different or more of certain nutrients. Doctors usually recommend that women increase their intake of calcium for example. Doing a complete blood work-up and physical with your doctor should always be the first step.
Multi-vitamins are a good starting point. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Make sure that you choose a multi-vitamin that is age appropriate. We have to face the fact that as we age, our bodies need different, or more of certain vitamins.
I am a firm believer that healthy supplements need to be included in every woman’s diet plan. As we get older our schedule becomes more complicated and we need to deal with stress, busy life demands, and various other problems that can appear. Taking a vitamin is just another part of our journey to stay healthy.
So what vitamins should we take? Again, besides your normal multi-vitamin, start with your personal doctor. A blood work-up with give you the starting platform to run from. How would you know what to take if you didn't have any idea of what your are lacking? Be sure that the multi-vitamin you choose is specific for women, they are different!
So what are some general needs that you may need:
Let's start with Folic Acid, one vitamin that is highly important, especially in pre-natal care and 3 months after getting pregnant. Women should take somewhere around 500 mcg of folic acid daily in order to reduce the risk of heart disease, depression, cancer and memory loss.
Next is Vitamin D (Calcium) This is a must for women! Women lose calcium every day and need to replace it regularly. If you are not good about making sure to include calcium rich foods in your diet, then be sure to supplement with this vitamin. If you exercise, you use up even more calcium and put more stress on your bones, so it’s especially important to watch your calcium intake. As we age, our doctors will warn us about Osteoporosis which is especially common during the pre- and post-menopausal years. This is a bone disease that causes our bones to become extremely weak and break easily. If you start now and take in the correct amounts of calcium your body needs, you won't need to worry about this problem. Studies recommend that women under the age of 50 need at least 1,000 milligrams of calcium each day to protect their bones. Women over the age of 50 need to increase their intake to 1,200 milligrams daily. Did you know that one hour of sunlight can give you your daily recommended allowance of vitamin D, since the skin manufactures vitamin D from the rays of the sun. Good reason to get out when the weather is nice!
Next lets talk about Vitamin E. Did you know that vitamin E helps fight cancer and disease? This important nutrient is found naturally in all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables. If you are like me, and realize you don't get enough of these food groups, then make sure this is part of your supplement programs. Research from Harvard University has also suggested that taking vitamin E supplements may reduce your risk of developing heart disease – the #1 killer of women in America. Women need at least 8 milligrams or 12 IUs of vitamin E every day to meet their base nutritional requirements.
Next suggestion is Iron. Always, always, always check your multi vitamin to make sure it has Iron. You will be suprised to notice how many don't. Women can lose up to 1 milligram of iron for each day of bleeding during their period, which makes supplementation essential! Too little iron inyour diet can cause iron-deficiency anemia, which can zap your energy. This does not help you feel energized to keep up with your workouts! You can get tons of Iron from liver...(ugh), as for me I will stick with my Iron supplement, hahaha. Iron is a mineral that can be very dangerous when taken in toxic amounts, and it isn’t that difficult to take too much if you take a variety of supplements. So be sure to talk with your doctor about what your dosage should be. If you regularly eat red meat, you may not need an iron supplement since it could raise your already plentiful iron levels to a dangerous level.If you don’t want to take an iron supplement, eat iron-rich foods, like red meat, legumes, dark leafy greens, and iron-fortified cereals. Women under the age of 50 need 15 mg of iron per day. Women over the age of 50 need 10 mg of iron per day. Women who are pregnant require 30 mg of iron per day.
Nutrition in Pregnancy: Folate & Vitamin B12Your caloric and nutrient needs both increase during pregnancy. Women need an extra 300 calories per day to support their growing fetus. And these calories should come from nutrient-rich foods, not Twinkies and cupcakes. Proper nutrition is extremely important during pregnancy, and the #1 nutrient you should be concerned about is folate. Folate is a b-vitamin found in foods and is called folic acid when found in supplement form. Folate plays a central role in the development of the fetus, and deficiencies can result in neural tube defects that threaten the life and well-being of the baby.
These are just a few of the supplements I personally use with my doctors recommendation. Along with eating healthy, this is a daily routine for me. Again, start with your basic multi vitamin. Take a look at that label. Does it have calcium, vitamin D, vitamin E, folic acid, vitamin B12, and maybe even iron, listed in the correct amounts? Or is your supplement lacking in one or more areas?
The primary reason that I often suggest supplements is because sometimes, you can’t get everything from your food.
When you're cutting calories (as we do when we diet), experts recommend a multivitamin.
I take a multivitamin because I am the first to admit that I do not get all my needed nutrition from meals. I am also at an age, in which extra vitamins are helpful. It helps with keeping healthy and feeling less tired.

Various kinds of Glasses for Men and Women

Prescription glasses have left their ‘nerdy’ connotations long time back and have attained the status of fashion accessories. Now-a-days, people use prescription glasses to accentuate their look, to portray a bold and confident appeal or just to put on a fashion - conscious appearance. With the rising demand came the rising supply and a spate of online shops dealing with prescription glasses have come up to quench the requirements.

Inevitably, countless options are now present and though most of them are unisex, there are many glasses dedicated exclusively to men or women.

It is generally believed that when it comes to men, they look for a comfortable grip and long-lasting pair of glasses. Style comes next to these two. And again, in most of the cases it is the man’s female companion who purchases the glasses for him. Since comfort is the most important factor, if the glasses are bought from a retail store, one should always ask the man for whom it is bought for, to put the pair on and check the grip. Even a slight pressure on the temples should be avoided and, if possible, corrected. Most men spend their time outside and even their relaxing times are filled with outdoor activities. So the ultra-violet coating becomes an absolute necessity. Fortunately, most of the prescription glasses sold now-a-days are available with UV coating, free of charge. In case of selecting colours, black, brown and dark gunmetal have been always considered a safe bet for men. But in case they have a creative bend of mind or are working in a field like that, unorthodox colours can also be used.

Things are different when women look for purchasing prescription glasses. Though comfort plays a vital part, style matters equally, if not more. With the increasing number of designer glasses brands entering the market with their signature styles, women now have more options than ever. These manufacturers are using the quintessential feminine colour – pink-to create some marvellous designs that add a striking feminine touch to their looks. Diamantes and gunmetal motifs are also used to create a stylish aura which women just love. Most of these women glasses are made of light-weight material. As more women are engaging into outdoor activities, they deserve proper UV coating on their glasses as much as their male counterparts. One more thing to keep in mind is that unlike men, women’s age plays a major factor in deciding the kind of frame and colour. During young age, any youthful shade and bright colours would effortlessly go with the overall look but for an older woman, sophisticated and regal colours are better choices.

Things are different when women look for purchasing prescription glasses. Though comfort plays a vital part, style matters equally, if not more. With the increasing number of designer glasses brands entering the market with their signature styles, women now have more options than ever. These manufacturers are using the quintessential feminine colour – pink-to create some marvellous designs that add a striking feminine touch to their looks. Diamantes and gunmetal motifs are also used to create a stylish aura which women just love. Most of these women glasses are made of light-weight material. As more women are engaging into outdoor activities, they deserve proper UV coating on their glasses as much as their male counterparts. One more thing to keep in mind is that unlike men, women’s age plays a major factor in deciding the kind of frame and colour. During young age, any youthful shade and bright colours would effortlessly go with the overall look but for an older woman, sophisticated and regal colours are better choices.

Eye Problems and Eye Care Tips

For children, an eye exam before the age of six is always the best. Most of the school screenings are very good but there are times that some subtle problems are present that can become much larger issues in the event that they are missed. The window of opportunity to fix any of those problems is known to close around the age of eight or nine. In the event that everything is normal, then the exams are going to be every three to five years if that is acceptable.

Diabetic retinopathy is the diabetic eye disease that is most common and it is also the main underlying cause of blindness within adults in America. Your good vision is going to depend upon having a healthy retina. Even though diabetic retinopathy might not cause any changes to your vision immediately, over time the disease can develop into a worse condition and may cause you to lose your vision. Normally, this condition will affect both of the eyes.

Eye Care Tips: -

* While writing with the right hand, ensure light is on the left side so that the shadow does not fall on the writing material.
*Drink lots of water. This is indeed one of the effective eye care tips.
*If you have developed dirk circles under eyes then put slices of cucumber and potato to treat them.
* Soak Amla in water overnight. Strain it and use the water washing the eyes. It will provide a healthy comfort to the eyes.
* Use an umbrella or sunglasses to avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight.
* Soaking cotton in lukewarm milk and placing it on the eyes also gives a soothing relief to tired eyes.
*Give a break to your eyes every 20 minutes this will help improve your productivity too.
*Make it a practice to relax the eye muscles by closing it at fixed intervals daily. Close it and think something pleasant.
*Red, itch eyes can be treated by splashing water mixed with salt. It cures the eye infections.
* If the eye tends to be puffy, take a nap for a short span, it will help.
* Keep away from lamps that produce heat.

Natural Treatment for Eyes: -

Black Eyes: - Apply an ice pack or a cold compress for 15 minutes once each hour for 4 or 5 hours.
Droopy Eyelids: - For immediate, temporary relief, chill 2 teaspoons in ice water and place them over your closed eyelids. If weakened muscles are the cause, increase your dietary protein and add supplements of vitamin C, bioflavonoid, and vitamin E.
Dark Circles: - Dark circles are caused by lack of sleep, fatigue, genetics, poor circulation of blood, or illness. You can read preventive methods and Under Eye Remedies to get rid off dark circles.
Dry Eyes: - Inadequate nutrition or lack of humidity in desert-dry air or overheated rooms may instigate itching and burning not caused by allergy or eyestrain.

Cluster Migrain Headaches And How They Can Be Treated

One type of migraine that is really stressful is Cluster migraine headaches. Many doctors tried to research on this type of migraine but the cause of this migraine has never been found. According to other researchers this type of migraine might be due to abnormalities in the hypothalamus. This usually occurs in cycles like weeks, months or even rash headaches.

Cluster migraine headaches often attacks one person everyday and is expected at the same time every day. It will just disappear all of a sudden leaving the affected person with no symptoms at all.

Though there are obvious symptoms that can be noticed often, headaches gives so much pain on the bearer that it could be felt at the eye socket area. This kind of migraine is really painful and it could even give one person a runny nasal passage. Also the eyes may be seen swollen and red. Most people who are suffering from this type of migraine describe the pain as very sharp and burning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Compared to the regular migraine, the Cluster migraine headaches usually attack men. The medication for regular migraine works very slowly with this kind of migraine. Another thing about this migraine is it occurs so suddenly that it won't give the person even a light warning.

The medicines that can be bought over the counter won't have enough power to control and stop the pain of headaches. The usual treatment for this kind of migraine is both the abortive and preventive care. The well known Methysegride, which is usually prescribed for these Cluster migraine headaches, helps the constriction of the blood vessels and inflammation reduction. This medicine can be taken each time the onset of the migraine happens. However, this medicine is also known for really serious side effects that can affect the person.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The abortive treatments are effective for Cluster migraine headaches too. A person suffering from headaches may breathe pure oxygen for about ten to fifteen minutes. This helps the person relax and reduce the pain. Other medications that can be taken for these headaches are ergotamine tarrate. This medicine can be taken by placing under the tongue which can act as a quick absorption or this can be injected too. Imitrex is the next medicine that can be taken to lessen the migraine.

Lose Fat Fast

This program has been developed as a 100% guaranteed fat loss system and results have been proven throughout California before we even thought about publishing it. Many scientists and nutritionists compared notes and passed on information and results which were trialed, tested and proven over the past 6 years. This really is the nutritional and training guide of the stars.

So if you would like to learn how to lose fat without pills... without starving yourself... and without screwing up your metabolism for ever... Then this is the program for you! Craig Woods results don't lie!
The Science Behind the
"Elite Weight Loss Program"

Years of research have gone into the world of weight loss solutions and we used all the data we could find to device this system. Very early in our studies we found that a special diet incorporated for a certain type of gym routine was the way forward. High carbohydrate, Isometric, food combining, food separating, high protein, Ketogenic are just a few types of diets we combined with work out routines.
                                                                                                                                                                 So years past with scientific monitoring of each program in action using advanced training and monitoring equipment, until we had the formula down to a tee. Hollywood stars didn't come knocking over night though. It took another few years of the word getting around that there was a new training program which is getting any body, any size or any shape, lean, and toned in weeks. Then once the first few celebrities enquired about following this secret program it just went crazy, everybody wanted to know about this new fad in weight loss.

With demand so high and with most the information already in a tangible format, somebody suggested publishing the program as it could really help many people throughout the world lose their fat and get into shape.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Cyclist's Diet: Take The Right Kind Of Calories

There are 3,500 calories in each pound of body weight. Riding your bicycle zaps nine to ten calories a minute, meaning a 150-pound bicyclist will burn between 5 hundred and 600 caloriesroughly the amount in a 6-inch Spicy Italian train subon a normal hour-long ride. ( If youre heavier, you shed more calories ; if youre lighter, you lose less. )

Cyclists infamously overstate how many calories theyre burning. If you eat an energy bar and drink a sports drink on a fair ride, youve effectively cancelled out any calorie burn. Surveys show that some exercisersoverestimate the calories they burn by nearly 1,000about half a days worth. Unless each morsel has a food label, its hard to know how much youre taking in. It can be even harder to learn how much youre burning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A calorie is a measure of the energy in food. And for years weve been told a calorie is a calorie : Whether you eat 500 of broccoli or pastry, your body will burn or store them similarly. Thats not right. Foods close to their natural state,eg fresh vegetables, whole grains and lean, full slices of beef, need actionenergyfrom your body. You want to work to chew them and to digest them. They create a thermic response, which implies you use up more calories just processing them.

Experts partially blame the preponderance of lazy calories for the current obesity pandemic. Our food is so heavily processed, its practically predigested. That fastfood burger has gone thru so much pulverization, you barely have to chew. Were losing the ability to burn calories as we naturally would in the eating and digestive process. And many of those same foods are calorie-dense, so theres more for your body to store. Mavens don't suggest counting calories. It takes the joy out of eating and ends up a futile venture. Instead, fill your plate with active calories, like those found in fruit and veg. Such foods possess more fiber and water, which implies you digest them slowly, feel happy with fewer of them and gain longer-lasting energy. You can consider them free foods and eat as much as you need.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    By simply changing the composition of your plate, you can lose weight without caring about hunger pangs, bonking episodes or calorie counting.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Best exercises for weight loss

Before I give you the best exercises to burn calories, you have to remember the best way to get rid of calories is NOT TO EAT THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!! This may sound obvious but the calories in one large glass of wine or a Mars bar are equivalent to 20 minutes running for the average person! It is far easier to eat a little less than to burn off excess.
Getting back to the question, one of life’s unfair rules is that the fitter you are, the higher your metabolic rate will be and the easier it is to burn calories. Your metabolic rate for the purposes of this article will refer to how many calories you burn at rest. The higher the rate, the more calories you are burning. If you have more muscle you will naturally have a higher metabolic rate than someone who weighs the same but has less muscle. This means that even sat down doing nothing, the person with the most muscle will burn the most calories.
Similarly the ability to push oneself harder when training comes with improved fitness and means that an elite athlete training hard for an hour may well burn twice as many calories as a beginner training for an hour. To give you an example, running burns approximately 100 calories for every mile run. A typical beginner or slower runner will run five miles in an hour and burn 500 calories, while a good runner will run ten miles and burn 1000 calories.
Therefore it is important that you find an activity that you enjoy because you want to be happy doing it for a prolonged period (more than 25 minutes) and you want to stick at it so you improve. As you improve you will be able to train harder and if you can train harder, you’ll burn more calories.
Here is a comparison of the calories burnt for an average person in a few common exercises:
Exercise Calories burnt per hour
Aerobics * 440
Cross Country skiing 560
Cycling (for exercise at 12 mph) 400
Rowing 350
Running (6 mph) 700
Swimming (non-competitive) 400
Walking 230
*Aerobics covers a variety of styles so this figure is an average across styles
As you can see running is a very effective calorie-burner, but there are a few caveats to consider. Running for a whole hour is a lot harder than cycling for the same amount of time. Running at 6mph for half an hour would burn almost as many calories as an hour of cycling, but most exercise beginners would be able to cycle non-stop for an hour sooner than they could run non-stop for half an hour. Hopefully this demonstrates why sometimes an exercise that is a less demanding may actually allow someone to burn more calories than a harder exercise that can only be sustained briefly. However a proficient runner is always likely to burn the most calories in an hour compared to proficient performers in most other aerobic activities, so it is safe to argue that running is one of the best calorie burning exercises.
Burning calories is not all about steady-paced aerobic training. Aerobic exercise will generally burn more calories whilst you are doing it, however by the time you have got your breath back and stopped sweating at the end of a session your metabolic rate will be almost back to normal. However certain activities give you an elevated metabolic rate after you finish, meaning you are burning more calories than normal for up to two hours afterwards.
Exercises that involve repetitions of very intense exercise followed by brief recoveries have been proven to raise calorie burning for sustained periods after exercise. The two commonest ways of doing this are interval training in aerobic exercises or weight training with moderate to heavy weights.
Interval training can be done with pretty much any aerobic exercise. Interval training is repeating a period of intense exercise followed by a period of gentle exercise to recover. Taking swimming as an example, an interval session would involve swimming two lengths as fast as possible, resting for 60 seconds then repeating. This would lead to good cardio-vascular fitness improvements, but significantly it would also lead to an elevated metabolic rate for some time after the actual training has finished.
Weight training by nature tends to involve periods of intense exertion (when actually lifting the weights) followed by lower exertion while recovering, before lifting more weights. This makes it like interval training. It also has the significant benefit of increasing muscle mass so, as discussed at the start, the person who performs weight training will have more muscle mass and therefore a higher metabolic rate. This is why weight training is also extremely valuable in calorie-burning and weight loss programmes.
Many women have reservations about weight training and don’t want to become overly muscular. This is an understandable concern, but can be easily solved. To make significant increases in muscle gain you need to two things - heavy overload on the muscles and testosterone. The heavy overload, caused by lifting very challenging weights, causes the muscles to break down and then build back stronger and bigger. However this cannot take place without testosterone to stimulate the muscle growth. Women have low levels of testosterone so are less likely to get muscle growth. Furthermore if the weights lifted by women are only modestly challenging rather than very challenging they will not get significant muscle growth. As a rough rule of thumb, if a weight can be lifted fifteen times or more in succession then it is not overly heavy and will encourage muscular tone and endurance, rather than bulky muscle gain.
So in summary, the best way to burn calories and promote weight loss is:
► Try not to eat too many calories in the first place!
► Use a form of exercise that you enjoy and so are more likely to stick to and improve in.
► Try interval training to burn extra calories.
► Use light weight training to increase metabolic rate and accelerate calorie burning.

The Truth About Allergies

Allergic reactions are typically associated with a runny nose, bouts of sneezing, or a skin reaction after contact with an allergen. But what about the subtle silent reactions we can’t feel or see? These reactions go on for years until our bodies finally create a symptom. During those ”quiet” years, however, silent inflammation and the breaking down of our immune system is taking place. It is not by chance that so many of us are sicker at a younger age, and that a disproportionate number of children are experiencing allergies like never before.
The truth? We are ALL born with a pre-disposition to react to something. In essence, we are all born with allergies though we don’t all manifest a symptom. Oftentimes, our bodies don’t produce a physical response to our allergens until it is either over-exposed to that particular allergen, or unless our immune system is compromised and we simply can’t fight the allergen as well as the other physiological stressors in our lives. Allergies can produce symptoms in almost every organ in the body and can masquerade as other diseases.
Let’s walk through this together. A body reacts to allergens the same way it does to a virus….it tries to kill it. The immune system , which is our first line of defense, is on call 24 hours a day. It’s primary job is to defend the body from foreign substances, that create stressors within the body. The body doesn’t qualify what types of stress it is experiencing…it simply internalizes all stressors equally.
So when you expose yourself to an allergen the body reacts to this stressor. Antigens that are activated by the stressors stimulate the production of antibodies. This antibody/antigen reaction is followed by inflammation. Inflammation is caused by the release of histamine, prostaglandins, and other substances, along increased blood flow so that there are more white blood cells being taken to the area under “attack”. If the immune system is strong, chances are your body will not create much of a physical reaction. If the body’s immune system is weak, however, one more stressor can be all it takes to create a strong physical response.
Our bodies are resilient and can usually handle a few stressors, but when there are mutliple stressors in a day or over a long period of time, our bodies simply can’t handle the work load. We are then at a point of depletion.
National statistics prove that this is part of the growing health crisis. We are now looking at an “epidemic of allergic (60 million), asthmatic (30 million people), and autoimmune disorders (24 million). Autoimmune disorders include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple schlerosis, psoriasis, celiac disease, thyroid disease”. All these are connected to overload on the immune system and inflammation. If we learn to reduce and/or remove the stressors we expose ourselves to, we can certainly re-route the energy in our bodies to serve as fuel to nourish and create health rather than to simply fight off a disease from years of compromised health.

How to Protect Hair in the Summer Sun

Sun protection for hair is one of the most neglected aspects of ones beauty regime during the hot summer. However it is important to realize that although we may not feel the damage done by the sun's rays to the hair as easily as it is observed on the skin, the sun's rays actually tend to break down the proteins in the hair on account of the ultraviolet rays thereby making the hair brittle and dull. Additionally in the summer, there may also be an additional damage and buildup caused by wind, salty seawater and pool chemicals. To protect your hair from sun damage it is advisable to cut down the frequency of shampooing as it tends to make the hair even more vulnerable to the humidity and the sun. Instead one may simply use a hair conditioner and rinse the hair daily. Hair styling products that contain alcohol should also be strictly avoided to protect the hair in the summer sun. Instead one may just apply a dab of hair conditioner that would be just as effective to give the hair shine and to make it controllable.

Similarly to heat protect the sun during the summer, one should minimize or completely stop the use of flat or curling irons and blow dryers and allow the hair to dry as naturally as possible. If one is visiting the beach, then one should ideally wear a scarf over ones head or a hat to protect the hair form becoming dry. Sun protection for hair can also be achieved by using leave in hair products that provide SPF protection. One may also protect the hair from humidity and dryness by using a deep conditioner on damp or dry hair and then covering the hair with a shower cap or a plastic wrap to provide for extra conditioning. Sometimes the humidity and the heat of the sun also tend to make the hair frizzy in summer which can be handled by applying some jojoba oil on the ends of the hair strands to help soften them. Additionally sun protection for hair also includes an increase in the intake of water and fluids by the individual on a daily basis which will help keep the body hydrated and the skin soft and supple as an insufficient intake of water can dehydrate both the skin and the hair. Those with colored hair can heat protect their hair by using a shampoo and conditioner that is specifically designed to protect hair from the harmful UV rays.

Right Way to Massage Breast for Beautiful Bust

Products for breast massage is one of the best ways to help create a more beautiful bust to help shape, tone and promote growth of the breasts and the area surrounding the breast. Not only can moderate breast massage help your breasts more attractive and sometimes even become bigger, but is also an excellent way to keep in tune for maternal health by creating awareness of any fibrous areas of possible indications of breast massage and some have even claimed moderate breast enlargement may help prevent breast cancer. The breast massage is one of the oldest and most valued techniques for increasing the bust . Has been practiced for many years to promote the health of the breasts, the size, shape and firmness. Used mainly to promote the circulation with the help of herbal oils. It is one of the best ways to produce a more attractive bust line.

The breast massage can help make your bust line more attractive and sometimes even can make your bust line larger. It is the best way to drain the lymph nodes around the breasts. This will also be given of any accumulated toxins that can cause cancer or other diseases. It has been used in many health spas to promote the growth of breast, lymphatic drainage, and care after surgery for women who have had a mastectomy, breast surgery, minor, or other injury to the chest because of the scar tissue breaks, and stimulates new tissue growth and healing.

This article finds the right way to massage the breast with vegetable oils. Use a herbal preparation during the massage to improve the experience and results. You can select any of the preparations at home later.

Shake four teaspoons of apricot oil and wheat germ oil in a bottle and use. Relieves breast pain. Using hot, it's more relaxing. Apricot oil smoothes wrinkles.

Mix few drops of camphor oil in two tablespoons of olive oil. This mixture can be used to massage breasts hard. But do not uses while breastfeeding.

Mix a teaspoon of honey and olive oil. This is very useful for application in cracked nipples. Soothes and softens the skin, but make sure it is not allergic to it.

During pregnancy and after childbirth, gently massage the stomach, breasts and thighs with olive oil or sunflower to ensure that the grooves are reduced to a minimum.

Apricot massage is commonly used to massage the breasts. Collect the following ingredients: two tablespoons of apricot oil, a spoonful of lanolin, a tablespoon of cocoa butter, a tablespoon of orange flower water and flowers few drops of oil

In general, it is understandable that the breasts and its appropriate size are very important for every woman. But women must realize they can not play with your health and the risk that when it comes to their desire to enlarge the breasts.

Trendy Diet on How to Lose Belly Fat

Having excess belly fat that just doesn't seem like it wants to go away is VERY annoying. In order to lose stomach fat fast, one has to adopt some dietary and lifestyle modifications. In the following paragraphs of this article, you can find out some simple and effective tips for a flatter stomach.

1. first of all you have to watch your total calorie intake. If your total calorie intake is greater than what is required by the body to perform the vital functions, then it would be hard to lose weight and stomach fat fast. This is because, the body stores the excess calorie in the form of fat in the abdomen and other parts of the body. Therefore, make sure that your calorie intake does not exceed what is required by the body, but be sure to not cut down calorie intake too drastically. Otherwise, you would not have the energy to carry out your day to day activities.
                                                                                                                                                                  2. Build a support system. Losing weight all by yourself is difficult. Share your plans with your parents and close friends. Ask your parents and friends to exercise with you to help you stay on track and to help you plan meals. Parents are especially important in this regard, because they buy the groceries and usually cook the meals.

3. Let us begin with the lean protein to be included in your diet. Based on researches and studies done by nutrition experts, protein has a thermal effect that is higher than that of the fats and carbohydrates. This is why they burn more easily upon digestion. In addition, proteins are the building blocks in building and maintaining toned muscles.

4. Skim Milk. Drinking skim milk is better than drinking whole milk. Everybody does not know that whole milk can actually add some extra grams of fat in a year. Instead, drinking skim milk is the healthier option. And since skim milk is not that good on the taste buds, you will eventually get the hang of it in the long run.                                                                                                                                                                        5. If you are wondering, 'how to lose stomach fat fast', then follow a balanced diet and eat several small, but balanced meals throughout the day. Eating several times a day instead of three large meals can help to boost your metabolism and burn fat faster. Ideally, one should eat 5 to 6 small meals per day in order to get rid of stomach fat fast.

6. Establish an exercise routine. But don't get discouraged just because you aren't running 10 miles a day right off the bat. Start by making small, reasonable, reachable goals and doing your best to meet them. Try walking short distances that you would normally drive, or even agreeing to walk the dog every day. Once you prove to yourself that you can exercise and enjoy it, it will be easier to make larger, long-term goals.

7. Fats, in contrast, must not be totally avoided. Too low an intake of fat will have a negative effect on your health as it will lower hormone levels. This will result in more food cravings. Nuts, seeds, olive oil, nut butters, organic meat, avocados and eggs are the sources of good fats that should be incorporated into a healthy diet.

8. Say Goodbye to Fast Foods. Pizzas, burgers, or fries should be top of your list when you are aiming to lose belly fat. Fast foods are proven one of the causes of obesity. So it is a practically idea to stay away from them.

Cholesterol Heart Friendly Foods

Heart disease is a serious health issue. It is usually caused by unhealthly levels of cholesterol. There are many reasons why people can have unhealthy cholesterol levels. On its own, being overweight can not explain away heart disease but it can cause an increase in a person's cholesterol levels. Lowering your bad cholesterol and increasing your good cholesterol can be done by losing weight. Exercise, age, and gender also play an important part in whether you are at risk for having high cholesterol. How much cholesterol your body will make is sometimes determined by genetics and there is nothing you can do about the genes you received from your Mom and Dad. Generations of families can have high cholesterol. Certain diets can also lower your cholesterol level.                                                                                                                                          A low-cholesterol diet is one of the main ways in improving your cholesterol. By cutting the bad cholesterol that you eat by ten to twenty percent, you can improve the health of your heart. A good example of foods that are rich in healthy fats are vegetable oils and fish. These are foods that have good cholesterol. Foods that contain high saturated and trans fats should be eaten very sparingly. Instead of using butter and trans-fat margarines, use canola, and olive oil in your low-cholesterol diet. Using white wine vinegar to keep your pan moist while cooking instead of butter will get you off to a good start in preparing healthier meals. Your food will taste the same but minus the high cholesterol. Instead of using whole eggs , you can use cholesterol-free egg substitute.                                                                                                                                  Changing your diet the right way will decrease your chances of heart disease. When some people want to "look good" for a certain occasion, they change their diet but they go about it the wrong way. Actually, low-fat, high-carb diets can raise your cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is so important to the human body that your body has a backup plan. This is used in case the body is being starved of food. Your liver will start to produce cholesterol to guarantee your body maintains a certain level of cholesterol. By eating a low-fat, high-carb diet, high levels of insulin are introduced and trigger the body to siphon off excess blood sugar into the liver to make cholesterol and triglycerides (which are used for energy and fat storage).
Rather then staying away from anything that has cholesterol in it, it is important to continue to eat foods that contain good cholesterol. Your liver makes 75% of the cholesterol your body needs. The remaining 25% comes from the foods that you eat. Carbs and sugar cannot take the place of cholesterol. If you do this, you place your health at risk because the liver will start to produce more cholesterol to make up for the lack of it. And your metabolism will go into famine mode. Until you start eating cholesterol again, your liver will continue to do this. Believe it or not, a low-cholesterol, high-carbohydrate diet can actually lead to high cholesterol!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tart Cherry Juice Benefits

Tart cherries, Prunus Cerasus, are popularly known as sour cherries. People best know cherries as ingredients of jams, pies, main courses, salads and beverages. They are very juicy and acidic in nature. They are a popular cooking item in many households. Tart cherries are loaded with important nutrients which are a symbol of a healthy immune system. Since childhood, I have loved eating tart cherries and today, I am going to enlist the various tart cherry juice benefits.

Health Benefits of Tart Cherry Juice

This healthy fruit juice can be very helpful in treating various health disorders. It keeps the body hydrated and its high antioxidant content eliminates large sources of free radicals in the body. It also reduces inflammation and also acts as a protective agent against a host of other medical conditions.

Offering Important Nutrients
We all know that tart cherries are red in color. Any fruit and vegetable which is red in color is also considered a high source of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are a type of antioxidant phytochemical which are found in various foods such as apples, red onions, kidney beans, strawberries, beets and cranberries. Anthocyanins ensure a healthy circulation of blood in the body and also act as anti cancer agents.

Reduces Cholesterol
One of the most important tart cherry juice benefits is that it reduces cholesterol levels in the body. It's a well known fact that tart cherries have a high level of antioxidants in them. Not only do they demonstrate anti cancer properties but they also control the level of cholesterol by removing them from the walls of the arteries.

Protection Against Health Ailments
Tart cherry juice concentrate is also very helpful in reducing the risk of diseases like diabetes, cataract, and depression. It's also a good preventive measure against Alzheimer's disease and old age related health problems. Health experts also say that people should eat 20 tart cherries everyday or consume at least 200 ml of fresh tart cherry juice daily. Tart cherry juice is also very effective against gout. Regular consumption of tart cherries or tart cherry juices reduce the pain and swelling because of gout.

Protects from Cancer
In this world of pollution, people inhale intoxicating substances on a daily basis. These pollutants damage the body's immune system to a large extent and bring changes that can lead to cancer. Tart juice makes sure that your body is protected against cancer by giving three great antioxidants (perillyl alcohol, limonene and ellagic acid). Many medical reports claim all of these nutrients are very helpful in fighting breast cancer, skin cancer and cancer of the lungs and kidneys.

Encourages Sleep
Rising competition has increased stress in everyone's life. With this stress and tension, people sleep for less hours which has a direct effect on their health. Health reports all over the world claim that tart cherry is very beneficial for healthy sleeping pattern. Drinking the tart cherry juice for sleep once in the morning and evening ensures a healthy sleeping pattern and also reduces the severity of insomnia.

Prevents Muscle Damage
Tart cherry juice prevents muscle damage and also speeds up muscle recovery. Many health science journals recommend tart cherry juice for athletes and people who are fitness freaks. People who lift heavy weights are prone to muscle damage and its necessary that tart cherry juice remains an important part of their diet.

When you talk about the nutritional value of tart cherry juice then 1 glass of tart cherry juice contains 110 calories. The highest nutrient content is potassium which is 280mg. Then comes sodium 20mg, carbohydrates 27g and proteins 1g. I hope, you've found this information on tart cherry juice health benefits was an interesting read and you will surely take advantage of this wonderful fruit juice.