Thursday, November 1, 2012

Lose that Fat

Your body reflects your current exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle habits. We need to change these habits so that you achieve a stronger, leaner, and fitter body for the long run. Successful weight loss boils down to changing your old habits and replacing them with new habits that will transform your body. Dieting makes you fat. As you reduce your food intake to lose weight, your body put itself on 'famine alert'. It gets the impression that food is scarce and therefore it slows down your metabolism to get the best use of the small amount of food it is receiving. Knowledge of different types of food when changing your diet is extremely important as poor food choices can result in you feeling hungry.  Low GI foods are great as the human body takes a longer time to process complex carbohydrates, fiber and healthy nutrients and oils.

Practicing Healthy Habits Pre-Dieting Pays Off - Health News and ...

""It's easy to quit smoking," Mark Twain reputedly once remarked. "I've done it hundreds of times." Something similar could be said of losing weight: It's relatively easy to drop a few pounds, but keeping them off is much trickier.Health News and Views"
http://news.health.com/2012/10/31/practicing-healthy-habits-before-dieting/

Eat good breakfast, rich lunch, and poor dinner. This is the obvious reason, because if you eat more than you burn off then you are going to gain weight. The idea has been that if the number of calories going into your body is less than the calories being used up by bodily activity and exercise, then you will lose weight. Food can be converted into fat or energy. You can either store what you eat, which means you will probably put on weight, or you can use it for energy. Whether food is burned or stored is determined by a number of chemical reactions that take place in your body. These are activated by enzymes, which are, in turn, dependent upon vitamins and minerals. 
 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

How safe is the procedure?

Done properly, cosmetic surgical procedures are safe. Any surgery, cosmetic procedures are not without risk. The surgery may not improve your appearance as much as you'd hoped. In some cases, complications could leave you looking worse after the procedure than before. Medical problems could also arise, such as adverse reactions to injected or implanted materials, excess blood loss, or problems brought on by the improper use of anaesthesia. It's believed that the majority of patients are pleased with the results of their cosmetic surgery. You can minimize the risk of complications by becoming well-educated on your procedure, choosing a surgeon wisely, and carefully following the doctor's instructions for pre- and post-operative care.

WARNING: Considering cosmetic surgery?

"(KFSN) -- Former patients of a Fresno doctor have filed complaints with California's medical board, after they say they were damaged or disfigured by SmartLipo -- laser -- assisted fat removal procedures at Simran Medical Spa. The women say they were ...ABC30.com"
http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story%3Fsection%3Dnews/consumer%26id%3D8860810

If you are considering cosmetic surgery, you must be honest with yourself. The first includes patients with a strong self-image who are bothered by a physical characteristic that they'd like to improve or change. The second category includes patients who have a physical defect or cosmetic flaw that has diminished their self-esteem over time. It's important to remember that cosmetic surgery can create both physical changes and changes in self-esteem. But if you are seeking surgery with the hope of influencing a change in someone other than yourself, you might end up disappointed. A dermatologist typically tells a patient what to expect after visually examining the skin and gathering a medical history. A dermatologist also can tell the patient if the procedure will deliver the desired results and if it is appropriate for the patient. Often a combination of techniques provides the best results.
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Jaw treatment

Neuromuscular dentistry places the jaw into its optimal position, relieving the symptoms associated with TMJ. While traditional dentistry evaluates primarily the teeth, bones, and gums, neuromuscular dentistry works with the hard tissues and the soft tissues, muscles and nerves. Neuromuscular dentists understand that your hard and soft tissues have a complex relationship and work to make that relationship a harmonious one. Neuromuscular dentists understand the necessity for including the power source and the controls which create the movement, pressures, and function of the mouth. When the jaw is misaligned, both the hard and soft tissues are affected and many physiological problems can result, such as headaches, jaw pain, neck and shoulder pain, tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, and clicking or popping sounds in the jaw joint. 

Personal experience drew dentist to neuromuscular dentistry

"Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi's own suffering has led to the comfort of hundreds of his patients. When his own earaches and TMJ were not becoming better in traditional ways, it led him to study the symptoms' relationship to the jaw. While there are many factors ..."
http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/2012/10/peronsal-experience-drew-dentist-to-headache-focus.html

All dental work has the potential to change the structure and alignment of the teeth and jaw. Whether it’s something as small as a filling or porcelain veneers, or something as large as adental implant or porcelain crown, the changes to the structure can change the way your jaw aligns and functions. An individual who experiences these symptoms may be a suitable candidate for teeth, jaw and muscle neuromuscular dental operation. It is essential to have healthier muscular tissues. Unless the body parts are healthy, they cannot work harmoniously with different parts of the body. If one wants to obtain an ultra white teeth, healthy gums and a wonderful smile, the right thing to do is to look for a neuromuscular oral health care professional.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Skin Inversa

Hidradenitis suppurativa sometimes known as acne inverse is a painful long-term skin disease that causes abscesses and scarring on the skin – usually around the groin, buttocks, breasts and armpits. Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin disease characterized by recurrent boil-like lumps under the skin. The nodules are inflamed and painful. They tend to break open, causing abscesses that drain fluid and pus. The signs and symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativa appear after puberty, usually in a person's teens or twenties. The recurrent nodules and abscesses cause chronic pain and can lead to self-consciousness, social isolation, and depression.

Evidence Links Hidradenitis Suppurativa to Metabolic Syndrome

""The implication is that we need to consider screening our hidradenitis suppurativa patients for cardiovascular risk factors, and – perhaps the most important and difficult thing – to help these patients with lifestyle interventions," added Dr. Miller ..."
http://www.familypracticenews.com/news/diabetes-endocrinology-metabolism/single-article/evidence-links-hidradenitis-suppurativa-to-metabolic-syndrome/8a81aebb3070e832698937f2823aeb76.html

Hidradenitis suppurativa develops when the oil (sebaceous) glands and hair follicle openings become blocked with fluid, dead skin cells and other matter released from surrounding apocrine sweat glands. Occurrences of bacterial infections and cellulites are likely at these sites. Because of the drainage which may have a foul odor, fever and fatigue caused by acute inflammation and the physical restrictions caused by pain and skin deformation, people often cannot work, drive, exercise or even perform day-to-day tasks, and are ashamed to go out in public. HS sufferers may go through severe bouts of depression, avoid public and inter-personal contact, become sedentary and often overweight. 
 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Treat them as your family

Because animals cannot speak for themselves, it's up to YOU to speak for them and report animal abuse that you witness or suspect. Animal cruelty can be either deliberate abuse or simply the failure to take care of an animal. Either way, and whether the animal is a pet, a farm animal, or wildlife, the victim can suffer terribly. People with emotional problems may beat, shoot, or stab animals or set them on fire. Those who abuse animals are very likely to be violent to other people even their own family too. Neglect is not giving an animal the right food, water, shelter or vet care. Because their misery goes on for so long, animals who die of neglect can suffer just as much as animals who are harmed on purpose. 

Vets rely on morals

"Veterinarian Karla Sathre examines Maggie, a Shih-poo, at the Wausau Animal Hospital, Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Maggie was there for her annual exam and shots. Sathre is assisted by veterinary technician Lona Abel, right. / Dan Young/Wausau Daily ..."
http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20121024/WDH/310240499/Vets-rely-morals%3Fodyssey%3Dtab%257Ctopnews%257Ctext%257CFRONTPAGE

Animal doctor are often the first professionals to see an abused animal taken to their animal hospital. To protect this animal, it is essential that veterinarians deal effectively with instances of suspected animal maltreatment. Reporting cases of suspected animal abuse to the appropriate authorities is a crucial component of effective intervention. This abuse of animals often progresses into violence against humans, particularly against family members, such as spouses, children, and elderly persons. Veterinarians may be able to play an important role in breaking the cycle of family violence by recognizing that the human members of an abused animal's family may be at risk for further violence and by reporting such cases to the appropriate authorities. 
 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Look and feel young

As we age, skin can become drier than usual and lose its elasticity. Skin discolorations are more likely to happen and those pesky wrinkles start showing up, especially when we hit our 40s. This is the best time to start taking extra good care of the skin. Cleanse your face in the morning and before bed with a mild, gentle cleanser and follow it with a good moisturizer for your skin type. Use warm water, not hot water because it will be more drying to your skin. Also use a good eye cream to help prevent those tiny wrinkles on the eyelids and under the eyes. 

Healthy skin care tips in your 40s

"You can be beautiful in your 40s, just look at Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston. You may argue that they have an entourage of specialists and luxury skin products. That doesn't mean you give up on looking good, feeling fresh and ..."
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/beauty/Healthy-skin-care-tips-in-your-40s/articleshow/16950123.cms

Regardless of whether you had breakouts as a teen, they can pop up in your 30s, due mainly to stress and hormones. They are now more likely to appear along the lower part of the face. Years of sun exposure are also a contributor, as pores become enlarged and prone to inflammation and pimples. Whatever you do, don't pick at blemishes, squeezing causes scarring. At the same time, the skin's outermost layer, is weaker, allowing water to evaporate and causing dryness. Drink lots of water and green tea, this promotes circulation as well as supple skin. Also incorporate microdermabrasion facials into your regime, to help prevent wrinkles. Don't think plastic surgery is the cure for everything age-related. 
 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

First Impression, Lasts

Today if people really want to look their best then they must not solely rely on brushing their teeth and keeping them clean, they must find ways to make their teeth shiny too. Teeth whitening involves removing the stains that occur on our tooth enamel. Whatever we eat will have some effect on the color of our teeth, that is why there is growing demand particularly among individuals in the public eye for tooth whitening and teeth whitening products. The daily routine of brushing your teeth and even flossing is the most advisable way of keeping teeth-related illnesses and health-related issues at bay and cutting off the medical problems before they set in.

Looking For More Teeth Whitening Patients? New IDA Dental Marketing ...

"Dentists who want to see more teeth whitening patients in their practice can now easily launch online campaigns designed to specifically to attract them. Dental marketing leader Internet Dental Alliance, Inc. (IDA) announces its New Patient Marketing ...San Francisco Chronicle"
http://www.sfgate.com/business/prweb/article/Looking-For-More-Teeth-Whitening-Patients-New-3972467.php

Teeth do not serve only for eating purposes. They also represent an important feature of our appearance, and when they are attractively white they can improve our personal, social, even our business life, since a beautiful smile can prove of great importance. Ugly stained teeth give a poor outward image, as does a smelly breath which often comes together with bad oral hygiene. First impressions are important and your smile can help create a better first impression if you have white teeth. Yellow teeth may make you more self conscious and also prevent you from making a good first impression.
 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Windows of the soul

Close your eyes and imagine you have not seen ever since the world and yourself. You will not have an idea with what it looks like when you only feel it. The human eye is organ of vision. A vital organ of vision it plays a very important role not only in life but also the Human body. The human eye is the organ which gives us the sense of sight, allowing us to learn more about the surrounding world than we do with any of the other four senses. Eyes are the windows of the soul. They allow us to see the world and to understand how objects relate to each other. We can distinguish far objects from close ones and determine their color and shape.

Taking care of your eyes

"LISBON - What is your favorite digital media? Smartphone? iPad? E-reader? How much time per day do you spend with your digital device? What are the effects of that on your eyes? The Vision Council recommends a few things that will help keep you in your ..."
http://www.salemnews.net/page/content.detail/id/559324/Taking-care-of-your-eyes.html%3Fnav%3D5015

It is proven that UV rays can seriously damage your eyes, but good sunglasses can prevent this damage. Vitamins C, A and E, folic acid, selenium and zinc are definitely beneficial for the health of your eyes. The effects of the other vitamins and minerals aren't determined yet, but it seems likely that they affect your eyesight as well. The best lighting for working on the computer is a soft desk light, coming from the side. Also, you can try decreasing the brightness of your monitor. Close your eyes and count to 5 before opening them, whenever your computer decides to take its sweet time doing something. Another thing is to look away from the screen and focus on some faraway object, as often as possible.

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Using the best equipment

Advancements in new dental technology offer better solutions for traditional oral health problems. The trend in dentistry is utilizing technology to make dentistry more comfortable, durable, efficient and natural-looking for the patient as possible. Patients and their dentists benefit from newer techniques that are less invasive and more dependable than the years of past. Procedures that formerly took multiple trips to the dentist or required multiple health care providers can often be performed in the comfort of one office by one qualified provider. There are many new advancements in dentistry that your dentist may choose to offer for an enhanced state of comfort and improved oral health.  

Amazing Dental Technology Advancements

"If we take a look at the past two decades in the dental industry, we will notice that dentistry has made some huge leaps forward. Dental technology becomes better and better each month, while the market is inundated with higher quality dental materials ...WorlDental.org"
http://worldental.org/dental-news/amazing-dental-technology-advancements-2/8545/

These dental advances play an important role in the comfort of the patients as well as the dentists, dental specialists, hygienists, and office managers at the practice, allowing them to provide the highest standard of dental care possible. It is specializing the research, formulation, compounding and packaging of dental, orthodontic and oral pharmaceutical products. Some products include dental restoratives, core build-ups, bonding agents, orthodontic adhesives, prophylaxis paste, fluoride treatments, toothpaste and varnishes. That includes the porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, crowns and some other cosmetic services.

Golden tan skin

As summer approaches, people will begin to visit the local tanning salon to establish a base tan so when they do go outdoors in the sun they do not burn, or to develop a rich tan that looks as if they just came back from a vacation in Hawaii. While most people are familiar with the dangers of spending too much time in the sun, some feel as though tanning beds are a safe way to gain an attractive tan, and may even think that there are some health benefits to using tanning beds. When deciding whether to tan in a tanning bed, it is important to remember the health risks as well as potential health benefits. There is a possibility that the use of tanning beds can increase your vitamin D level, those with dermatitis and psoriasis may find relief with medically supervised treatment with UV rays. 

Tanning Bed Risks Not Communicated to 73% of Germans

"Four out of 10 people in Germany reported ever using a tanning bed, according to the results of a recent population-based survey published online Oct. 15 in Archives of Dermatology. The overall prevalence of tanning bed use was 39.2%, "and every ..."
http://www.obgynnews.com/news/top-news/single-article/tanning-bed-risks-not-communicated-to-73-of-germans/0b129f3840a048aa9d53553a21c4f9cb.html

The benefits of artificial tanning are generally related to enjoyment, speed and self-satisfaction. Some people will tan indoors simply because of convenience. Take people who live in states where sunshine is a rare occurrence. In this situation, a tanning bed can be substituted for the lack of sunlight but keep in mind that because most beds emit from 50% to 100% the UV rays over that of the sun, the individual should be responsible about the amount of time spent in the bed as well as the frequency of use. There are several reasons, one of which is privacy. There is no parading around in your bathing suit while your skin is still pale from the long cold winter. Speaking of long cold winters, an added benefit of using a tanning bed is a year round tan despite the season.