Friday, September 28, 2007

Friday Test:How fall affects your health.



The Friday Test is new to this blog.From now on every Friday there will be a health test for you.The first edition is about the effects of fall on your health.

Fall is the time of year in which your body is readjusting it self from the summer heats to the winter colds.Sometimes its easy,other times its hard.In the first case your organism is more ready for the winter,in the second you are more vulnerable to the diseases of the cold season.Also during fall can activate some chronic conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, the kidneys,the urinogenital system and even the heart.

It is also possible for fall to provoke mental disorders like depression.

Influence on whether you are in a treat also has the medical history of a person for the past year:
diseases suffered from,poisonings,stress,inadequate summer rest etc.

Use this test to make it clear for your self:
fall
1)From when do you have a cough?A-not before long- 2pts

B-long time ago-3pts

C-I dont have any- 1pts

2)You sneeze a lot?

A-In recent days-2pts

B-In recent weeks-3pts

C-I dont sneeze-1pts

3)What causes your sneeze?

A-I dont know-2pts

B-One of the following:allergies,colds,dust,polluted air-3pts

C-I told you already I DONT SNEEZE-1pts

4)How many times did you suffer from flu diseases this summer?

A-Couple of times-3pts

B-Once-2pts

C-Not even once-1pts

5)Did you have diarrhea problems in the last couple of months?

A-All the time-3pts

B-once-2pts

C-No-1pts

6)Is your constipation getting worst?

A-Never had one-1pts

B-Yes it gets worst in recent times-3pts

C-Its the same-2pts

7)What types of food cause pain in your stomach:1-vegetables,2-heavy meats,3-fats,4-sour products?
A-I dont have problems whit any of them-1pts

B-2 or 3 of them could cause pain in my stomach-2pts

C-All of them-3pts

8)When do you have painful acids in your stomach?

A-All the time-3pts

B-Never-1 pts

C-When i eat something cooked with fats,other food products or when i am mad-2pts

9)You started to do a sport in the beginning of spring after stopping for:

A-1 month-1pts

B-More than a month-3pts

C-I dont do any sports-2pts

10)Do you feel tightening in the heart area during cold waves?

A-Yes-3pts

B-No-1pts

C-Im not sure-2pts

11)Do you suffer from chronic inflammation of:1-the kidneys,2-the bladder,3-prostate,4-the ovary(ovaritis),5-any other internal organs?

A-Yes at least for 2 organs-2pts

B-3 of them-3pts

C-None-1pts

12)You cant sleep?

A-Its hard to fall asleep-2pts

B-Often I wake up in the early hours and/or feel tired after waking up-3pts

C-I dont have any problems sleeping-1pts

13)Dose fall affect your mood?

A-It depresses me heavily-3pts

B-Not at all-1pts

C-I feel bad that the summer has ended but there are also things that make me feel good during spring-2pts

14)Were the last couple of months hard for you?

A-Very,very hard-3pts

B-Well they were as hard as any other periods-2pts

C-No,in fact they were very good-1pts
15)During your vacation you did

A-Extreme sports and/or movement, and/or stay in the nature,things that I cant do in the other time-3pts

B-Active resting with no unnecessary movement-1pts

C-I didnt had any rest or vacation-2pts

Thats all combine the points that come after the each answer you gave to the questions.
The results:
0-15pts
Congrats-You have nothing to worry about!

16-37pts

You have some problems with your immune system,dont rush from doing nothing to active sporting,better sport little but every day.If your emotional problems continue ,dont let your guard down cause the depression is right around the corner.Consult your doctor and psychiatrist.

over 38pts
You are in a big treat of emotional and body problems due to exhaustion of your organism.Eat balanced and please consult you doctor!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

2 Of The Easiest Ways To Fight Nail Fungus

feet without nail fungus

You have fungus on the nails of your feet or hands?

Unfortunately this is a common diagnosis. Around 15% of the people in my country (Bulgaria) have it. The nail fungus is very persistent and can very fast spread on the skin which makes the timely treatment very important.

Where do we get infected

Fungus are everywhere in our daily encirclement, but mostly in warm and moisty
places like the sauna or the showers. Usually the healthy nail is not easily infected. There should be certain factors:
  • Wounding on the nail or the skin around it.
  • Active sporting that leads to nail traumas.
  • Usage of unaired, tight shoes or gloves(rubber boots, rubber gloves or sport shoes).
  • Activities in a moisty surrounding.
  • Bad blood circulation, which leads to low blood supplies to the hands and feet.
  • Slow nail growth(for older people).

There are a couple of herbs that can do the trick like Tea tree, garlic, lemongrass and oregano ( see my post about the top 5 herbal nail fungus herbal treatments here )  but the cheapest, fastest and easiest way to remove nail fungus I know is povidone iodine. This is a medicine used to kill microorganisms without harming the human cells.

povidone iodine
this is not the same that I used, but it gives you an idea of what to look for

So how do I use this medicine?

Scratch the surface of your nail with an emery board that you will use only for this purpose, and dab it with the Povidone iodine, then smear some nail polish on it. That's all, do it for 3-4 days and you will see and feel the effect.

The Next Best Thing

In case you can't find Povidone iodine, the next best thing is ZetaClear. It consists of a topical solution and an oral homeopathic spray The special soothing oils in Zetaclear Solution move under your nail to promote healthy nails. And the spray delivers ingredients that deal with the problem from the inside. The solution and the spray contain a lot of great ingredients and if I list them all, this post will simply become huge. Therefore, if you want to know them, just visit the link below.

To check out ZetaClear click here!

After you have removed the  fungus you should follow this basic rules to protect your self from another infection:
  • Cut your nails regularly but not too short, do it with caution and be careful not to wound them.
  • Wear cotton socks that can be washed in higher temperature and change them every day.
  • Dry you feet and hands after you wash them, keep it dry!
  • Use privet tools for manicure and towel, change it regularly and wash it in higher temperature.
  • Wear shoes that allow air conditioning.
  • Don't go barefooted to any gyms, swimming pools, hotel rooms and places of this kind.

This way of removing parasitic fungus is fast and effective, if you use it I'm sure that the results will be great. Don't forget to follow the rules above and your fungus problems are over!

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Vitamin Table:Vitamin E

The vitamin is very important for many functions in your body. It is very good for the heart. The vitamin E can actually prevent heart disease, and stopping, these that are already a fact, from growing.

The vitamin E is essential for the immune system due to its protective effect. It protects the cell membranes from the free radicals. If the cell membranes are damaged this could even lead to cancer. Vitamin E is fat soluble and that makes it so effective against free radicals.

The daily amount Vitamin E need by your body depends on your weight, and the amount of fat in your diet. The more the fat the more vitamin E is needed. But the the only foods that really contain any reasonable amount of the vitamin E are vegetable oils, seeds, wheat germ, and nuts. Thats why its recommended to take some form of vitamin supplement.

Vitamin E deficiency has no immediate effects, it can be spotted after months. But to have any detectable damage from vitamin E deficiency it will take years.

A few medical conditions lead to a vitamin E deficiency and require the person to take supplements. Cystic fibrosis causes a person to be unable to digest fats well which leads to less of the vitamin E being absorbed. Crohn’s disease causes to lower absorption rates of the vitamin E and a supplement may be necessary. Some forms of liver disease can also lead to problems absorbing the vitamin E, especially through the intestine. Of course, as fat is required to help absorb sufficient amounts of the vitamin E, anyone on an extremely low-fat diet will need to discuss their options for increasing the amount of vitamin E that their body needs.

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Stop the hair loss!

man with hair loss

One of the most natural signs of aging is the loss of hair. It usually starts around 40 but of course that doesn't mean everybody fits a schedule and it depends only on your age. Some people are genetically disposed to baldness. Others have an unhealthy lifestyle, accelerating the loss of hair.

Hair is mostly made up of protein, fat and minerals. It is a living tissue, follicle that is nourished, built, fueled and cleansed by nutrient rich blood. Protein and fat are the building material and the fuel for the hair, while water, minerals, vitamins, etc. are who cleanse, cool and moisten it.

So its easy to come to the conclusion that healthy eating is a key factor for keeping hair where it belongs.

What is healthy eating when it comes to hair?

There are a few key points in a healthy diet:
  1. Make your own well balanced menu with plenty of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and healthy fats.
  2. Increase your intake of dark leafy vegetables.
  3. Eat super foods like broccoli, chia seeds and berries that are packed with vitamins and nutrients.
  4. Drink plenty of water.
  5. Avoid overcooking vegetables because it robs them of their nutrients.
Your lifestyle is just as important!

There are several factors in a person's lifestyle that surely affect hair loss in a major way.Things like smoking and drinking alcohol harm you hair dramatically. Try quitting those 2 habits at least for a while and see the results yourself. Your hair will feel and look a lot healthier. And of course this will help your health in general so you should really consider it!

Another bad lifestyle habit is using strong chemicals to improve your hair's present appearance without thinking about how this will damage it in the long run.

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Herbs are the most natural and effective way to prevent and reverse the process of hair loss

There are a couple of herbs that can help you in the fight with hair loss:

Horsetail
Horsetail helps improve circulation and blood flow. This stimulates the hair follicles and is necessary for promoting hair growth. High in Silica, Horsetail strengthens weak hair and increases it's vitality. Horsetail is often added to herbal preparations that fight pattern baldness.

Saw Palmetto
Its generally known for its great effects on prostate health, but studies show that its also great for hair loss. The reason is that saw palmetto can block the effects of testosterone which are one of the main reasons for hair loss

Siberian Ginseng
Ginseng is a wonderful herb that has many benefits. One of these is that it increases stimulation and improves blood circulation. This can help those who are suffering from hair loss or weak and damaged hair. Ginseng will also remove any toxins that may be clogging your hair follicles, slowing down or stalling new hair growth. You can choose to apply Ginseng through a hair and scalp oil. You may also take Ginseng in capsule form daily. Ginseng and Saw Palmetto are the most common herbs recommended for herbal hair growth treatments.

Rosemary
Rosemary will help unclog follicles and promote hair growth. It may be added to oil and massaged in the scalp. Rosemary is also a powerful antioxidant and helps fight free radicals. It is also frequently added to herbal hair remedies.

You don't need to go around looking for all those herbs. Now there are solutions such as Provillus which are a combination of herbs, vitamins and nutrients formulated to cut hair fall in men and promote hair regrowth. Age old proven herbs are now enhanced with essential vitamins and important nutrients. Some of the reasons I always recommend Provillus are:
  • All ingredients are 100% natural and extremely beneficial
  • Works for both men and women
  • Its FDA approved
  • It has been on the market for as long as 15 years
  • And comes at a good price, compared to its competition

If you want to have a look at Provillus click here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Fitness:Abs-movement amplitude

abs
Many beginner and even experienced body builders often ask the question:What should be the amplitude of my crunches?And thats a very good question,when making stomach exercises there should be a border for your movement both going down and up.Otherwise the effect could be a injury,pressure other muscles and less effect on your abs.You are seeking for the answer of this question two?Than read my friend!

The upper border is reached when the body is about 30 degrees from the floor, if you go over it you will include the muscles of your pelvis. When you are doing crunches you should be pulling your lower chest to your pelvis-imagine you want to touch your pelvis with your lower chest. The movement in the back and the chest should be as low as possible, it will be even more you can isolate them at all.

This amplitude is valid for all exercises which start with legs,pelvis and chest in one line.

When going down you should stop right before your shoulders hit the floor. If you dont you will give your abs a rest.Maybe you know that the abs are adjusted to repeating contractions trough put the day so if you want to make them grow you should exhaust them far more then that they are use to. Also the abs are muscles that recovers very fast which makes even a little rest crucial to your abs building failure.

But if you start to feel pain in your back ,let the erectors of your spine rest-just lie on the floor.
The erectors are the muscles that with the abs form a belt around your spine and keep it straight. They are pressured when lowering from the crunch.

In crunches you should do everything under control. Make the movement amplitude short and clean and make sure you pressure the rectus abdominis. For maximum results make the crunches slowly,controlled and with no rest. Only that way they will have total effect on your abs.

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Monday, September 17, 2007

6 misunderstantings about food related to diabetes

Are there any "myths" about food that you should know if you suffer from diabetes? Is really everything we hear the truth?

Yes there are myths and no there are many misguides about these kinds of food. Here are 6 of them:



wholemeal bread
Wholemeal bread raises the level of blood sugar less than normal bread

Both raise it equally!



apple
Sour green apples raise the level of blood sugar less than yellow and red apples

The sugar content of an apple is not defined by its color, but from the size. Another very common misunderstanding...

The soaked in water potatoes dont raise the level of blood sugar because the starch is removed

By soaking the potatoes in water you don't remove almost any of the starch, so eat less potatoes and more vegetables !


carrots and beetroots

Sweet vegetables like carrots and beetroot should be expelled from your diet

On the contrary! The sugar from them is hard to digest, but they contain a big amount of fibers. That's why they dont raise the blood sugar.

Buckwheat porridge lowers the level of blood sugar.

There is no food that can lower it. There are only foods that don't raise it. The buckwheat raises blood sugar levels no less than the rice.


honey
Honey dosent raise the level of blood sugar because half of it is fructose

The sugar is a refine of what honey is made from,so honey raises the blood sugar as much as sugar does.

These are 7 of the myths about food related to diabetes.Remember that as much as it is important to be careful about what you eat, it is also important to look out for how much you eat!


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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Having corns? 4 recpies for removing it!

Having corns is a very uncomfortable problem. It could really make hurt your self esteem by not allowing you to walk normally. Here are 4 natural recipes that don't contain any expensive solutions. If nature can help there is no point in wasting hard earned cash right?

So without any delay, after all I dont want to waste your time, I give you the 4 recipes for removing corns:

Plantin a.k.a Plantago major

Put on the corn a leaf from plantin and tie it with plaster or some bandage, leave it like that for the night and if the morning you are not corn free make a new one and stay with it during the day if it is possible.
This is a very effective recipe cause the plantin has anti-inflammatory and strengthening effect.

Lemon rind and hot water

To remove an old and nasty corn you have to soak your feet in hot water before you go to bed and patch some lemon rind to the corn.
In the morning take it off and in the evening put it on again. Do it for 3-4 days and then soak your feet in hot water and salt again and remove the corn with disinfected scissors, pumice or pedicure brush.
Don't follow the recipe blindly if the skin is soft enogh you can remove the corn earlier.

Camomile and sodium bicarbonate bath

Another way to heal old corns is to soak your feet in warm (not hot!) water with camomile and sodium bicarbonate for 20-25 min. The sodium's effect is to soften the skin and the camomile's is anti-inflammatory. If the corn is young you can make the bath only with camomile.

And the last recipe and maybe most effective but uncomfortable is :

Onion and vinegar

Cut 1 onion head in half and pour vinegar on it. Then leave it in a warm place for 24 hours. After those 24 hours take the onion and rub the corn, just a little should be enough. Do it twice a day-morning and evening.
The vinegar that you soak the onion in opens the corn and restores the skin. Also the onion contains biologically active substances that destroy the morbific organisms and lessens the inflammatory of the feet caused by the corn. But why do I recommend it in last place?
The onion causes very unpleasant pinching and the smell is well...awful.

These are the 4 recipes I recommend for removing corns. Use them and you will be corn free without any costly solutions .

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Vitamin Table:Vitamin D

The only vitamin that is not obtained by food is vitamin D, instead it is obtained by sun light.The amount of time you need to have your skin in exposure to sun light, to receive the recommended daily dose is actually just a few minutes so there isn't any big risk of vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D`s functions relate to the immune system and the control of the amount of calcium absorbed from the food.

Calcium control
The most important function of the vitamin D is to help control how much calcium is absorbed from food. The majority of the calcium is used to build strong teeth and bones but it is also needed to send messages along the nerves and to help muscles, such as the heart muscles, to contract. It is the vitamin D that ensures that there is always sufficient calcium in the blood to perform these tasks.

Immune system relatedVitamin D deficiency is related with cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes mellitus. It is also believed that that vitamin D is also a contributing factor in reducing the risk of contracting cancer and, in particular, colon cancer.

Vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol
The variant of the vitamin D that is formed under the skin is known as vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol. This vitamin D is created when the ultraviolet in the sunlight reacts with a type of cholesterol that is found under the skin naturally. The D3 is converted into a more active form of the d vitamin in the liver and is then diverted to where it is needed the most. Some of the vitamin D remains in the liver and kidneys to help reabsorb the calcium from the blood. The rest of the vitamin D is dispersed to the bones to help them retain their calcium and the intestines to aid absorption of calcium from food.

Vitamin D2 or ergocalciferol
I said that the vitamin D is formed from the sunlight exposure of the skin and not obtained by food , but there is one form that you can find in food and it is vitamin d2 or ergocalciferol. It is found in milk, yogurt, margarine, oil spreads, breakfast cereal, pastries and bread. This is used in the same way as the other D vitamins and is the type used to create the majority of D vitamin supplements.

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Fruity Life:Apple diet

apple
The apple diet is know to medicine from ancient times. It is effective when suffering from chronic enterocolitis, chronic colitis in phase of sharpening, during digestive tract upset and cold.

Apple diets serve huge results to people that want to rid their organism from the radionuclide. During these conditions it is recommended to have an intake of 1,5 kg(3.3 ib) ripe and soft apples a day. It should be done in 5-6 meals.

The first 2 days you shouldn't eat any other foods or fluids. In the next 2-3 days you can add dairy products, bread and vegetables.

This diet leads to better general condition, stops the swelling, the stomach rumble and removes the colics.

Apple diet is also good during hypertonia condition (400 gr(14 oz) daily). A research shows that it had great effect for 60 out of 100 patients.

Other recipes:

Baked apples
Baked apples are good for people suffering from constipation, kidney stones, gastritis and thyroid disorders.

Apple compote
It is good for liver, kidney and heart diseases. If made with no sugar it is used when suffering from  diabetes and obesity .

Leaf tea
It is good during early inflammation process of the digestive tract, ulcers and high blood pressure.

Apple juice
If taken before you eat, it helps deal with constipation. If you add briar it becomes a dietary and vitaminous drink. It is prepared from:
  1. 4-5 sour apples
  2. 3-4 table spoons briar
  3. 3-4 table spoons sugar or honey
  4. lemon or orange rind
  5. citric acid

Cut the apples and brair to little pieces, pour hot water on them and leave them with it for a couple of minutes. Then take them out of the water add the sugar or honey, the rind and the acid.

In my opinion those are the best ways you can use apples to help to improve your general health.
Use them right and they will help!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Juicy Power:How to fight kidney stones

Also known as renal calculi, kidney stones are the result of crystallization of certain substances found in urine, including calcium, phosphate, oxalic acid, and uric acid. Stones may form in the urine collecting area (pelvis) of the kidney, as well as the ureters (narrow tubes connecting the kidney to the urinary bladder). They can cause blockage of the urinary tract, which in turn can cause cystitis.Here are 6 recipes to fight kidney stones with the help of vegetable juices:
  1. The first and most simple is a lemon in a hot water glass.
  2. The second recipe contains carrot,beetroot and cucumber

-290 grams carrots (10.22 oz)
-90 grams beetroot (3.17 oz)
-90 grams cucumber (3.17 oz)
cucumber juice
  1. The third recipe is made of carrot and spinach

-290 grams carrots (10.22 oz)
-170 grams spinach (6 oz)
spinach juice
  1. Recipe number 4 is carrot,beetroot and coconuts.

-310 grams carrots (10.93 oz)
-90 grams beetroot (3.17 oz)
-60 grams coconut (2.11 oz)
coconut juice
  1. 5 is carrots,beetroot,celery

-230 grams carrot (8.11 oz)
-90 grams beetroot (3.17 oz)
-150 grams celery (5.2 oz)
  1. The last recipe for fighting kidney stones with vegetable juices contains carrots and parsley

-340 grams carrots (12 oz)
120 grams parsley (4.2 oz)
parsley juice
These are the 6 recipes for fighting kidney stones i know try out the one that you think will be best for you and I'm sure you will get the desired results,and even if you don't you will not harm your self cause this is organic natural food not some chemicals.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Fitness:Making your first steps

So far in this blog we have talked about some very important issues like warming up and how long you should rest , assuming you are already somewhat experienced.But I have completely forgotten about those of you who are yet to start building muscle or power .So guess its time to give you some attention two right?

OK this is a fitness schedule made for total newbies it includes exercise for every muscle group. And dont forget use the gym instructor.
Training days:
  1. Monday-Train
  2. Tuesday-Rest
  3. Wednesday-Train
  4. Thursday-Rest
  5. Friday-Train
  6. Saturday-Rest
  7. Sunday-Rest
This is what you do in your sessions:

First of all WARM UP using the tips I have provided you in with in my post about warming up.
In short:

Make aerobics and cardio until you break some sweat than before you start to do every exercise with your maximum weights do 2 sets with 60 and 80% of the weights and more reps.
  1. Lat pull down machine-3x15
  2. Lateral raises-3x12
  3. Machine compound row-3x15
  4. Machine rear delt-3x12
  5. Triceps extension machine-2x15
  6. Leg curls-3x25
  7. Leg extension-3x25
Work out like that 3 times a week 6 weeks.Focus on the technique and letting your body adjust to the pressure.



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Sunday, September 9, 2007

Cellulite-Get rid of it!

cellulite free girls
The cellulite is something that always makes us feel uncomfortable and bad looking. The so called "orange skin" shows up due to stacking of adipose tissue and toxins in the subcutaneous layer."

For more information read my post "What Is Cellulite And What Causes It?"

 Some people want to get rid of this problem more than anything in the world. This post is for them. There are 5 things you can do to reach your goal:

1.Drink enough water- minimum 2 liters a day (best if it is fine mineral) for flushing the toxins out.

2 . Eat the right foods

  • Any type of vegetables and fruits 
  • Healthy fats sources like olive oil, nuts, fish oil, flaxseed oil etc.
  • Only lean meats like chicken and fish , 
  • Limit the salt, bread and grains.
  • Avoid fried foods, fatty meats, high in carbs and especially high in simple carbs (sugar) foods and alcohol
For more info read Get rid of cellulite and detox your body with this healthy diet

3.Exercise! Especially the area that suffers from cellulit so you can pump more blood in it.

Read my post about the top 5 exercises that cure cellulite! 

4. Use anti-cellulite products-The best one is Revitol. It is jam packed with powerful ingredients to work in combination and fight that tough cellulite on your legs, stomach and arms.

Read my Revitol Cellulite Solution review!

5 . Use anti-cellulite products after exfoliating the torso, two times daily with massaging movements in direction from the brim to the center.

Some people say that cellulite is a condition that largely depends on your genes. And they are somewhat right. However genes are only a hand that you are dealt. It's up to you to play this hand the best way possible. This means that you should take all the necessary steps to curing your cellulite and see what happens for yourself.

Leaving cellulite in the past will help you feel more desired and beautiful, and it will not only be a feeling! Everybody wants to be beautiful. Dont you? If you do just follow these tips and you can do it!


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Saturday, September 8, 2007

Skin care:Acne and Acne treatment

Male and female are very different when it comes hormones that develop the psychological and physical system. A good example of that statement is the acne. The hormonal development in boys almost always results in acne, but girls tend to develop acne for the first time after they have reached the age of 20.

But what ever the gender one thing is certain face acne and body acne can spoil your appearance to a great extent and ruin your day by making you very uncomfortable. Considering acne as a minor problem, some people tend to totally discard the topic of "Acne treatment ". However, the importance of "Acne treatment" cannot be undermined in any way.

Being proactive

Acne treatment should really start much before the acne actually appears. It is more about being proactive than reactive. Acne treatment is about being aware of preventive measures. It is - following daily skin care routines with complete discipline. So let’s have a look at how "acne treatment" can be applied to our daily routine.

The Perricone Diet

Perricone, a specialist on eating for a better skin, says that eating right helps improve how one looks. It basically means that the type of food that you eat can help define your physical appearance. Perricone was responsible for the “anti-inflammation diet” which, when observed by his patients, resulted in a younger look and significant reduction of acne and eczema problems.

His diet has a lot of doe's and don`ts.

The first key element in his diet is the protein.
Protein helps a lot in repairing the cells and in fighting aging. Some of the most popular in the list of protein foods are fish, chicken without the skin, turkey breast, and egg whites.
The next element is actually surprising at first glance.And that is:

Dont avoid fat!
Thats because fat has a anti-inflammatory and contains antioxidants. Just as most fish contain proteins, salmon, tuna, and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids that lower bad cholesterol and are, consequently, good for the skin. Of course be careful you dont want to change one body problem for another-acne for weight problems.

Lessen the intake of carbs and sugar
They may cause inflammation. As these foods cause chemical changes in the body, they likewise
cause collagen to diminish, which is not very good for the skin.

The last thing is Perricone suggests-regular intake of water
Water helps cleans the body,but not only that it also causes the cells to work better.

How to be reactive if the time comes?

This diet is a real good proactive acne treatment but what to do when you have to be reactive?
If these mesures dont help you, if you are desperate, I mean you need to act reactive you should turn your attention to a more professional solution like the Clear Pores System. I recommend it most heartily due to the fact it have helped me. Im not going to put here some testimonials and pictures of people in the "than and now" series. Im going to say that I had acne on my back and I tried different acne treatment which didn't help. At first I didn't have any luck I actually fell 2 times for the same trick. Some good looking girls promising over night acne removing pills and creams. But guess what, they not just didn't work over night, but they didn't work over month and maybe if I had continued to use them it was going to be over life...So I said to my self screw it im not going to have it forever maybe in 1-2 months its going to leave me and all will be fine again. But thats not how acne works, many people carry it form their teenage years to their adult, maybe I was going to be one of them...

Anyway it didn't go away. My luck was that some time ago a friend told me about this Clear Pores system and that it will help me for sure. I said "heard that before my friend and look at my back not a pretty site huh?" but he convinced me to give it a try at least for a month saying that he will buy it for me. I had nothing to lose. Now Im so thankful to him you cant imagine. The Clear Pores worked and how it worked... Of course it needs time but the effect is "WOW!!!".And now Im just another happy costumer spreading the word and trying to help other people(the purpose of this blog).

Enough with me lets speak scientifically.Which ingredients make the Clear Pores System work?
The acne treatment is to cleanse the skin with a solution containing Salicylic Acid and SD Alcohol 40. The ClearPores body and face washes contain these two excellent ingredients, which are accompanied by the well-known Aloe Vera (to soothe the skin and help the healing process), Dandelion Root and Yellow Dock.
Oh and here a great video about it I found on the net.



Click here for more info on ClearPores

I found a couple of sites on the net with info about clear pores you can also check them out:

See what the "Pros" say about it

A girl named Elizabeth praises the clear pores

And again a doctor site

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Friday, September 7, 2007

Water and its effect on the human body:Drinking water during workouts

drinking water
Its of key importance to keep your body well hydrated during training,even if you are like me and dont get thirsty during your workouts you should aways have a bottle of water with you and while you are resting between sets take a small gulp.Not doing that will strongly decrease the effect of your training,it will make the exercise harder and could lead to serious injuries.Thats because the water helps the protection of internal organs,lubricates the the joints,regulates the body temperature and helps the muscles receive the needed nutrition.

But there is also another side of this coin.If you drink too much water you can harm you self.Which could result in death!This condition is called hyponatremia,the kidneys cant process the water and the sodium concentration in the plasma falls below 135mmol/L.Typical symptoms are nausea , vomiting , headache and malaise .As it worses you become confused , dizzy ,your reflexes are slower .

So be careful!It is important to drink water during your work out sessions but if you do it the right way,step-by-step as i told you drink a gulp or two during your rest between sets that should be enough to help you body without risking the hyponatremia.

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Vitamin Table:Vitamin C

Surely The most popular vitamin today is Vitamin C. And there is nothing surprising about it due to the large amount of body functions that need it, over 300. Its also a proven protection against cancer, heart diseases and other serious illnesses. Vitamin C is vital for the creation of collagen. Collagen has a lot of functions like regenerating from injuries and keeping the organs in place. Without vitamin C collagen would not be able to do that, and believe me that is bad news!

Vitamin C is also an antioxidant for the body and helps other vitamins and minerals to be absorbed better. Folic acid and iron, for example, need the vitamin C to maximize their usefulness. Its also a good defense against colds and other common ailments, unfortunately vitamin C doesn't prevent the catching of viruses but it speeds up the healing process.

Rich on vitamin C food sources are the Cranberries, the melon and most of the tropical fruits, in fact they have the highest amount of vitamin C from all the fruits. When it comes to vegetables the hot peppers are the richest, the hotter the pepper the richer it is. Unfortunately, the vitamin C is water soluble so many vegetables lose their effectiveness as a vitamin C provider if they are boiled for a long time. Steaming or quick stir frying vegetables ensures that more of their c vitamin content is retained. If consuming raw or quickly cooked fruits and vegetables 4-5 portions are enough to reach the recommended daily amount.

C vitamin supplements are extremely useful to ensure that people obtain sufficient c
vitamin. However, with a balanced diet the amount of c vitamin the body receives is likely
to be sufficient. However, if a person begins feeling tired or lethargic then a c vitamin
supplement will help overcome this. There is no danger of having too much c vitamin as the
body simply excretes the excess.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Power Of Herbs:Red hot chili pepper

red hot chili pepper
Chili peppers have been a part of the human diet in the Americas since at least 7500 BC and perhaps earlier. There is archaeological evidence at sites located in southwestern Ecuador that chili peppers were already well domesticated more than 6000 years ago and is one of the first cultivated crops in the Americas.

Red hot chili pepper a.k.a Capsicum annuum is used when having high blood pressure due to its vasodilatory effect.Also when suffering form cold.It is used to heal ulcer, with compress from castor oil to help the infiltration of the herbs in the tissue.

Red hot chili pepper is almost mandatory to use after insults and heart attack.Also used in state of shock and to stop internal and external bleeding.

Other effects of the red hot chili pepper are antirheumatic , antiseptic , spasmolytic , carminative , emetic , expectorant , stimulant , sialagogic , appetizer , helps food digestion and a good tonic.

But red hot chili pepper is also creating mucus and can irritate the mucous of the digestive tract.So i dont recommend continued usage.


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Sunday, September 2, 2007

Fitness:How long should i rest between my sets?

resting between sets
Many pro body builders and fitness gurus describe their training day in big details but all of them dont speak about one thing.A thing that is very underestimated.That thing is how long should you rest between your sets.The truth is that the amount of rest between sets has a huge effect on the results of your training.

Its almost impossible to reach your full potential in both body building and power lifting at the same time.So assuming you already know in which direction you are headed i will speak about them in parallel so to say.

Power Lifting
You have to rest from 2 to 10 min.
One of the most extreme examples for power lifters is Paul Anderson.His rest was around 30 min after his sets.This way of training allowed Paul to gain 50 kilos on his massive figure and also to become the world and olympic champ in weight lifting.But you have to know that besides that he gained also a big amount of fats that dosent matter in weight lifting but surely will not make your body beautiful .In conclusion power lifter's rest should not be less than 2 mins and should not make sessions longer than 30 sec.

Body Building
You have to rest from 20 to 100 sec.
A experiment has been made with 4 groups,using programs with standard exercises .
These are their programs:
1.5 reps with 1 min rest.
2.5 reps with 3 min rest.
3.10 reps with 1 min rest.
4.10 reps with 3 min rest.

The research showed that only the third group(10 reps 1 min rest)had its level of growth hormone raised and its muscle tissue has grown.So in conclusion if your goal is big muscle with as little fat as it can you better forget about huge weights and long rest.Thats one of the ironies of fitness-lesser weights will make you look stronger.

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Hypnosis:Testing

hypnosis
Im going to call the following exercises test ,but you better call them experiments.All of them are design to lead your subject in to a state ready for hypnosis .

Test of the imaginationTell the subject to stand with his/her feet together and arms outstretched toward you with hands extended and palms facing downward. The subject's arms should be parallel with each other. Tell the subject to look at his outstretched arms and make sure that they are parallel and absolutely level with each other.

What you say next?

Next, cue the subject by telling her, close your eyes down tight....shutting out the light. I am going to count from three down to one. When I reach one, I want you to picture that a heavy weight is tied to your right hand, drawing it down toward the floor.

Okay,three....two .....one....

Picture a heavy weight tied to your right hand, drawing it down toward the floor. It gets heavier and heavier and is pulling your hand down toward the floor.If your subjects right hand dosent move down do it again, and again until it dose.

What you say next?

Now I want you to picture a balloon filled with helium gas tied to your left wrist, pullingit high up in the air. Your left hand and arm are being pulled up higher and higher up in the air. Your right wrist pulling down...down...down toward the floor and your left wrist lighter...and lighter being pulled up, up, up in the air.
Now open your eyes, and look at your arms!
Thats it you probably get the picture,left arm up right arm down.Keep doing it until you succeed.

Now ask if your subject would want another experiment.

Hypnosis and Balance
For this experiment or test, I want you to again have your subject standing facing you.Tell him to put his feet together and stand straight up. Tell him to close his eyes and tilt his head back as if he were looking up at the ceiling.He should be standing straight with his head tilted back and eyes closed but pointed toward the ceiling.

What you say next?

I want you to imagine that you can look through your closed eyes and visualize a spot on the ceiling above. Imagine that you are staring at that spot. As you are staring at that spot I want you to breathe deeply and relax as you did in the last exercise. You will begin to feel an urge to start swaying back and forth. You begin to start swaying back and forth. I will be here to catch you if you fall too far backward. You begin to sway back ward into my arms. You are falling back, falling back, and falling backward into my arms.
Do it until your subject falls in your arms.

Those are the pre-hypnosis experiments that you have to do before you actually begin the act of hypnotizing.And about the act i will soon post the real deal.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Vitamin Table:Vitamin B

There is a large number of vitamin B and all of them are essential to your health. Lack of it leads to a number of diseases and illnesses. The brain and the heart need vitamin B to function correctly also food is broken down into the various nutrients by B vitamins, actually almost every organ and process in the body needs minimum one form of vitamin B.

Thiamin(B1)
The form of vitamin B that the body needs to keep all of its cells, especially the nerves, functioning correctly. It is especially important for memory and general mental health and is one of the B vitamins that is required to convert food into energy.

Riboflavin(B2)
It is essential for releasing the energy from food that has been consumed.Without this form of vitamin B the body will not grow properly as red blood cells will not be as healthy as they should be.

Niacin(B3)
This form of vitamin B is involved in over 50 process ranging from detoxifying chemicals to making hormones and releasing energy from food.

Pantothenic acid (B5)
This form of vitamin B works in combination with several other forms of vitamin B for a number of essential processes including breaking down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates into energy and is also the B vitamin that is needed to form vitamin D, a variety of hormones, and red blood cells.

Pyridoxine (B6)
This form of vitamin B is essential for redistributing the amino acids and for creating over 5000 proteins and is also the vitamin B forming various enzymes .

Biotin (B7)
It is involved in process like the break down of protein, fats and carbs in to energy.

Folic acid (B9)
This form of vitamin B is of key importance for aiding in cell growth and division, especially during pregnancy. It is also necessary to make natural chemicals which control the appetite, moods and quality of sleep. B9 is the best form of vitamin B for helping lower the chances of suffering a heart attack or stroke by keeping the arteries open.

Cobalamin (B12)
This form of vitamin B is vital in forming the protective covering of nerve cells and to keep red blood cells healthy, and help prevent heart disease. And it also helps e process of converting
the carbs, proteins and fats into energy.

Vitamin B natural sources are potatoes, bananas, lentils,chilly peppers, tempeh, liver oil, liver, turkey and tuna.

Thats about vitamin B, you can see that it play a essential role in many body process,especially converting nutrition in to energy and preventing heart diseases.

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