Saturday, November 1, 2014

How to Get Rid of Wrinkles?

Wrinkles are a subtle hint that you’ve been around the block and have the scars to prove it. That might sound harsh, but consider the popularity of skin care products and facial moisturizers and it’s evident that consumers want to get rid of wrinkles, and prevent them when possible.

That’s easier said than done. Wrinkles form when repetitive facial movements like squinting combine with the lost collagen production that occurs with age. Sun damage can also cause wrinkles, and while that’s not a bad thing, wrinkles are a tell-tale sign of age and can make you look, well, older.

How can you get rid of wrinkles? Sometimes you can’t. But you can minimize the appearance of wrinkles and texture of the skin, with good skin care and healthy habits. Better yet, you can prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place with a little self-awareness, and the tips you’ll find in this article. 

9 Things to Remember
  • Sleep On Your Back – Sleep lines are wrinkles that form while you sleep that remain on your face during the day. Sleep on your side and you’re prone to wrinkles on your cheeks and chin. Sleep on your face and you’re vulnerable to wrinkles above your eyebrows. Your best bet? Sleep on your back.
  • Eat Oily Fish – The benefits of the fatty acid omega-3 don’t just apply to your mental health, they also extend to your skin. Cold-water, oily fish like salmon and herring keep skin plump and can prevent wrinkles from forming. Also try mackerel or sardines.
  • Don’t Squint – When you squint, you strain your facial muscles, which can form wrinkles over time. Get reading glasses if needed, and invest in a good pair of sun glasses to prevent sun damage and prevent further squinting.
  • Use Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHA) – These are natural fruit acids available in topical form that shed dead skin cells and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, especially around the eyes. In high concentrations, AHAs might stimulate collagen production.
  • Switch Coffee for Cocoa – Chocolate lovers rejoice! A 2006 study links cocoa to two flavenols, epicatchin and catechin, that protect skin from the sun, improve circulation and leave skin looking vibrant and smooth. Just be sure to choose dark chocolate, for its higher levels of flavenols and to avoid those extra calories.
  • Be Gentle to Your Face – Hot water zaps the natural facial oils that prevent wrinkles, and the same goes for over-washing. Of course you should wash your face, but don’t over do it. Use a facial cleanser instead of soap. Sprinkle water, don’t rub it on, and never use a body soap or moisturizer on your face.
  • Use a Topical Vitamin C – One of the more potent antioxidants, vitamin C can increase production of collagen and protect the face from UVA and UVB ray damage from the sun, reduce inflammation and improve pigmentation. Of the various forms of topical vitamin C, L-ascorbic acid appears to work best.
  • Eat Soy – Soy may protect against and reduce damage from the sun, improve the skin’s structure and keep skin taut. There is a controversy, however. Soy is believed to be a goitrogene, i.e. a substance that may interfere with your thyroid function. Use products made of fermented soy. Asian women who consume high amounts of fermented soy products, seem not to have any thyroid problems.
  • Protect from Direct Sun – Avoid the sun between 10AM and 4PM when possible, and wear a sunscreen of at least SPF 15 when you can’t.

Finally, remember the basics of good skin care, as they’ll further compliment your goal to get rid of wrinkles. Don’t smoke, and moisturize often. Be vigilant, and guard your skin. With time and a little luck you’ll rid of wrinkles, and look younger for it.

Buy the best natural skincare products you can afford! When you turn 50 something no one will remember that you used to wear expensive shoes at 25, but everybody will be able to see that you invested in the health and beauty of your skin. This is one investment that really pays!

Article courtesy of Natural Health Source

*This information is for educational purpose only. It is not meant to diagnose or cure a disease.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Guess What Came to Dinner

Or How to Treat Parasitic Infections

Now, this is a subject nobody really wants to talk about. The fact is, however, that 90% humans all over the world will have a problem with intestinal parasites during their lifetime. This news is quite shocking and people in North America or Europe usually associate parasitic infestation with poor, under-developed countries. They couldn't be more wrong. The rate of parasite-related illnesses in North American is skyrocketing.

The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies parasites to be one of the six most dangerous diseases that infect humans. Parasites outrank cancer as the number one global killer and account for many digestive disorders from which people all over the world suffer.

On the menu?

How do you know that you have parasites?

There are many symptoms of parasitic infections and not all of them concentrate in the digestive tract. Some symptoms may be unclear and can be confused with symptoms of other diseases and patients are often misdiagnosed unless a parasitology test have been performed at a lab. 

Symptoms of parasitic infestation may include:
  • diarrhea
  • gas or bloating
  • bad breath
  • nausea or vomiting
  • stomach pain or tenderness
  • chronic fatigue or weakness
  • anemia and malnutrition despite proper diet
  • weight loss
  • weight gain
  • abdominal swelling
  • chronic sinusitis
  • skin infections and acne
  • passing a worm in your stool
Intestinal infestation is caused either by protozoa or by helminths. Protozoa such as Giardia lamblia are single-celled organisms that can multiply within the body. The word "helminth" comes from the Greek word for worm. Helminths are multicellular organisms that, when mature, can be seen with the naked eye. The most common types of helminths are tapeworms and roundworms. Helminths often find their way into a body of a human host through house pets, contaminated food or water, through soil, mosquito bites, and even through a sexual intercourse. Poorly washed vegetables eaten raw may also contain eggs of parasites.

Black Walnut

For ages herbalist all over the world used herbal preparations to help their patients get rid of intestinal parasites. Herbs such as garlic, black walnut or wormwood are quite effective in removing parasites from the body. In addition, increased hygiene and care at meal preparation are necessary during the treatment. The amount of time needed in order to accomplish complete removal of parasites from the body depends on the severity of parasitic infestation. It is suggested that patients should absolve a 6-week protocol since 6 weeks is generally the life cycle of a harmful organism. The protocol should be repeated at least once after three months or so.

Proper hygiene

Look for the best herbal products on the market or visit the GHC for more information about the Harmful Parasite Cleanse

By Dominique Allmon

Harmful Organism Cleanse Kit

*This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Garcinia Cambogia - Miracle Weight Loss Pill or Hype?

Garcinia cambogia extract is a popular weight-loss supplement that is being used for weight management by many people all over the world.

Endorsed by doctors, celebrities, studio hosts and every day people, Garcinia Cambogia has been called the "miracle of weight loss". This tiny pumpkin shaped fruit from Southeast Asia has taken our nation by storm since it was first seen on the Dr. Oz show in late 2012. Garcinia Cambogia, also known as Malabar tamarind, Pazham Puzhi, Gambooge, and Bitter Kola, has been used in meals and traditional medicinal practices for generations in some cultures. The reduction in body fat and amazing transformation stories from around the globe cannot be denied.

The Science

The main reason that Garcinia Cambogia is so effective in healing and weight loss is because it is an excellent source of the isomer Hydroxycitric acid (HCA). Studies done on rats show that oral ingestion of Hydroxycitric acid appear to inhibit the enzyme Citric acid lysase, which is necessary in the synthesis of fatty acids, and this in turn reduces food intake and thus body weight. The main thing to know is that it takes time and patience to burn fat and reduce obesity with Hydroxycitric acid - it is no miracle pill.

The Dosage - The recommended dosage of Garcinia Cambogia (and the bioactive HCA) is about 500mg taken thirty to sixty minutes before a meal. This can be taken two to three times a day, and most people take it once before breakfast and once before lunch. Most Garcinia Cambogia supplements on the market contain about 60% Hydroxycitric acid by weight in its salt form.  

Prevention of Weight Gain - HCA works well to prevent overeating and weight gain. Scientists noted in a study done on rats that the Hydroxycitric acid (in the same amounts found in Garcinia Cambodia pills) successfully inhibited serotonin re-uptake into rat corticol by twenty percent (at 300uM concentration), though no sort of prevention was noted at about 1000uM (1mM) of Hydroxycitric acid. Thus HCA's effect of suppressing appetite is believed to be directly related to the prevention of serotonin, though the full effects of the trial didn't appear until forty-five days in.

Study on Weight Loss - A study done on humans who had a BMI between 27.5 and 39 (most of them obese) gave half the group 100mg of Garcinia Cambogia (combined with 400mg Inulin and 200mg white kidney bean extract) before each three meals a day for a time of twelve weeks. The other half of the group was given a placebo for the same amount of time. At the end of the study the supplement and diet group lost 4% body weight while the placebo and diet group did not. Dropouts were also higher in the placebo group than the supplement one.  

Other Benefits - If 500mg of HCA is ingested along with 2g/kg of carbohydrate right after exercising, humans show a small increase in the rate of glycogen resynthesis. Oral ingestion of Garcinia Cambogia leaves was able to improve urine output (in the range of 17-39% aqueous or 36-72% ethanolic). Ingestion of the supplement was also able to successfully normalize an increase in serum levels of creatinine and urea, which is believed to help with kidney impairment. The polyphenolic component and iron content of the seeds are thought to slightly increase testosterone and also the red blood cell count.

What Doctors Say

While Dr. Oz is the largest proponent of Garcinia Cambogia, he is not the only celebrity who has seen the amazing benefits of this "miracle" supplement. It has been reported that Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez have all lost significant amount of body fat with Garcinia Cambogia alone. In fact, there are many clinical studies that report it will help to flush out your system and melt away fat without any negative side effects. In short, the "miracle of weight loss" has been reported to do the following:
  • Increase metabolism, boosting weight loss efforts.
  • Stop fat production so you can burn fat more quickly.
  • Reduce cholesterol and belly fat within 28 days.
  • Take inches off your waistlines without diet or exercise.
As with everything, you have to try it first to see whether it is working for you. Everybody is different. And remember, no matter what you do, you can either support your weight loss with minor changes in your daily routine or you can sabotage it with behaviors that are detrimental to your health. The choice is yours.

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*This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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