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Friday, April 10, 2020

Breaker News on Generic Viagra

Title:
Breaker News on Generic Viagra

Word Count:
554

Summary:

Ross Miller stretched as he rose from the chair where he had been sitting for close to two hours. The company had had a very long meeting. Sales of Generic Viagra had not risen to the degree that the company executives had hoped. A graph showed that sales of Generic Cialis seemed to have a faster rising curve.



Keywords:
Generic Viagra, Generic Cialis, Buy Viagra, Buy Cialis


Article Body:

Ross Miller stretched as he rose from the chair where he had been sitting for close to two hours. The company had had a very long meeting. Sales of Generic Viagra had not risen to the degree that the company executives had hoped. A graph showed that sales of Generic Cialis seemed to have a faster rising curve.

Ross put together his things and prepared to head home. By the time that Ross had pulled into his driveway, he had managed to put concerns of Generic Viagra and Generic Cialis out of his mind. Ross noted the many cars in his driveway. He knew that his son was home, and had invited some friends over.


When Ross walked through the back door he heard one young boy shout these words: Man, can you imagine having that shoved up your ass.  Ross took hurried steps through the kitchen and arrived at the family room door.


Ross spoke to the group of men gathered around a magazine. I hope you are not all here to look at an issue of Playboy or Hustler, he said.


“No Dad,” said Ross’s son. We are looking at an issue of Wired Magazine. It contains a picture of a ball breaker.


The boys made space for Ross, so that he too could see the picture of the ball breaker. As Ross examined the picture one of the young men said, They use that to remove kidney stones that won’t pass through the urinary tract.


Ross read the information in the magazine. He noted that the long steel tubes were inserted into the patient’s anus and guided to the patient’s kidney’s. Ross now understood the reason for the strange comment he had heard when he walked in the door.


Ross immediately thought about how a male patient might react to the use of such an instrument. Ross guessed that such a patient might find ED pills beneficial right after undergoing the procedure that required use of the ball breaker.


Who owns this magazine? Ross asked.


I do, said one of his son’s friends.
Well I would like to buy it from you, said Ross. I will pay you $7.00.


Wow, I could get another magazine and more with that, said the magazine’s owner. I can not pass up that deal. 


The next day Ross took the Wired Magazine to work. He showed it to the employees in the marketing department. Ross explained to them his reason for bringing the magazine to their attention.


Ross showed them the picture of the ball breaker. Ross suggested that the marketing department seek out physicians who used such a ball breaker. Ross envisioned providing the patients of those physicians with samples of Generic Viagra.

The other marketers like Ross’ idea. They were eager to get right to work on a search for physicians who used the ball breaker.


Ross gave them one word of advice: Be sure not to let word of this leak out to the people who are trying to sell Generic Cialis.



title:Breakfast - You Must Eat Breakfast!
author:Margaret Albright
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2886.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
category:health
article:

You are probably spouting all the normal excuses right about now:
I'm not hungry in the morning.
If I eat breakfast, I am hungry again before lunch.
I don't have time to make a good breakfast.
Fill in your favorite excuse ________________.

Let's take a look at these excuses:
I'm not hungry in the morning.
Yes you are. Your body is starving for energy first thing in the morning. You have not eaten in 10-14 hours. How could you not be hungry. You have trained your brain to believe you don't want food when you first wake up and your brain has accepted the starvation technique so it no longer sends you the hunger signals that early.
But, did you know that your body will not start aggressively burning calories until you add some food in the morning. If you wait until lunch before you eat, you have wasted half a day of calorie burning where your body has been trying very hard to conserve energy and not burn any fat. This is why you are feeling sluggish. By not eating breakfast, you are contributing to your weight problem in a BIG way.
If I eat breakfast, I am hungry again before lunch.
Good, you should be. This is proof that your body is doing it's job and burning those calories. As long as you keep feeding it, it will keep burning. Eat-eat-eat... this is how to lose weight. Don't believe me? What have you done in the past to lose weight? Starve-starve-starve, right? Did that work? Hmmmm...
I don't have time to make a good breakfast.
Yes you do. If you have time to live, you have time to nourish your body. Breakfast is not pot roast and baked potatoes. It only takes a couple of minutes to cook an egg or toast a muffin. You don't realize how much more energy you will have after a good breakfast. This energy will more than make up for the few minutes you took to prepare and eat breakfast.
Your excuse?
Trust me, it is not valid. You must eat breakfast or you will remain overweight.
If your way hasn’t been working, and you know it hasn’t, try my way. What’s the worse thing that could happen? Nothing? Not likely. Just try it, you will see the many great changes a breakfast can do for your mind and body.
You are going to eat breakfast, right? Great! I knew you would make the right decision. You will be so pleased with the results.
You are on your way to a much healthier, happier, slimmer you.
Keep it up!
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Title:
Breaking Down to Build Up:  Muscle Growth and Pain Relief

Word Count:
510

Summary:
This article talks about the causes and possible treatments for muscle pain—an ailment that is usually experienced by individuals who engage in vigorous physical activities. Though the use over-the-counter or prescription medication is not prohibited, many health experts do not encourage the frequent use of pain-relieving medication. Instead of using medication, people who suffer from muscle pain should engage in activities like warming up, stretching, and cooling down.


Keywords:
pain relief


Article Body:
Muscle pain can be caused by ordinary stress, strain, tension in physical activity, to major injuries, and muscle diseases. This ailment is often experienced by individuals who undergo vigorous physical activities. When it comes to alleviating pain, patients will do anything to make the discomfort go away. Whether its trying the latest pain relief pill or cream, achieving a pain-free state is one of the most important goals of individuals who suffer muscle pain. Mild pain can be relieved with the use of over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Although both relieve pain caused by muscle aches and stiffness, over-the-counter medicines cannot reduce inflammation. Lotions, creams, or gel can be applied to the skin to relieve muscle pain caused by muscle soreness and arthritis.

Knowing the ingredients that pain relievers contain are important in choosing a pain reliever that will relieve painful symptoms. Some ingredients may alleviate pain and the and at the same time bring side effects that may bring more harm than good. For example, NSAIDs usually contain aspirin and ibuprofen, major side effects of this medication include abdominal pain, diarrhea, and upset stomach. Medical studies show long-term NSAID treatment may lead to the development of ulceration of the stomach and duodenum. The active ingredients of pain relief creams on the other hand include methyl salicylate, menthol, and camphor. These elements provide relief from common conditions and ailments like muscle, back, and joint pains. Absorption of these elements through the skin may bring minimal side effects, making them safe. However, excessive rubbing in a certain area may cause blistering and individuals with sensitive skin may develop rash after using external analgesics. Because of these side effects many health experts do not encourage the use of pain relieving medication.
Rather than using over-the-counter medication for pain relief, individuals suffering from muscle pain should engage in pre-work out and post-workout activities like warming-up, stretching, and cooling down. A good warm-up session may prepare the body for a vigorous workout by increasing the blood flow to muscles, boosting body temperature, and boost the amount of nutrients and oxygen that are delivered in the muscles. Stretching, on the other hand, by prompting muscle recovery and decrease muscle soreness. Cooling down is as important as warming-up and stretching because it promotes effective recovery from physical activity after an intense workout. During exercise, the body undergoes several processes of stress where the muscle fibers, tendons, and other ligaments are damaged, causing a build-up of waste products in the body. If performed properly, the cool-down process may aid the body in its healing process and lessen the impact or reduce the level of muscle pain.

Warming up, stretching, and cooling down important in maintaining a healthy body and may help prevent or minimize muscle pains. These workout routines however should be done properly to reap its health benefits. Before starting a fitness program, individuals are encouraged to seek the advice of doctors and other health professionals. They may devise a fitness program and diet appropriate for the health needs of various individuals.


Title:
Breaking Point: The Factors Behind Insanity

Word Count:
560

Summary:
Insanity is one of those things that most psychological texts attempt to categorize, illustrate, and analyze, but never outright define. Indeed, from some standpoints, insanity and sanity are too relative to the individual and his circumstances to be given any single, all-encompassing definition. There are, however, several key factors to be noted among the various “forms” of insanity known to modern mental health experts.


Keywords:
mental health, stress, depression, stress and anxiety, social anxiety,


Article Body:
What can drive someone to insanity? Certainly, insanity is something that is commonly understood (or misunderstood) and usually carries some sort of stigma in the popular consciousness. If you believe in modern psychology and psychiatry, there are literally thousands of forms of insanity that a person can end up developing over a lifetime. Some of them, like depression, are temporary, while others, like social anxiety, require more work for a person to get through. However, there appears to be some commonality as to what actually brings about most of the forms of insanity that people go through. Which brings the question to bear: is there a common, underlying trigger that compromises the stability of a person's mental health?

Things like stress and anxiety are often cited, as most of the common (and several uncommon) mental health issues are triggered by one of the two. Continued exposure to stress can eventually push someone beyond their “breaking point,” with the form of insanity afterwards being affected by external factors. This is often a long, strenuous process because most people have some level of resistance to such things, allowing them to at least survive the stressful period with their sanity intact. Additionally, the process may not even really result in insanity, with most of the population serving as proof of this theory. Prolonged stress can affect a person's behavior and outlook, but it is also known that several other factors can increase or reduce the impact of this. In some cases, stress and anxiety can merely even have the opposite effect, depending on the person's personal outlook.

Emotions are also said to play a critical role in driving or pushing people into insanity, with feelings being so closely tied to mental health. A person's emotional state can often be a reflection of a person's relative state of mental stability, but may also become an effect of fractured sanity. There is no doubting that emotions can disrupt and affect a person's thought processes and make them do things that they normally would not do. It has also been noted that extremely emotional situations and heavy emotional trauma can permanently affect a person's mind, often resulting in a condition that requires therapy to eventually overcome. However, it is rather arguable that emotions are merely augmenting the effects of stress and pressure, not a factor in itself.

Trauma is also frequently cited as having drastic effects on a person's sanity, particularly if it occurs during the formative years. The extreme psychological and emotional impact that trauma victims have to endure can often force some past the breaking point, having permanent effects on their mental health. However, it should be noted that trauma tends to be little more than a combination of stressful and emotional factors, usually mixed in with extreme circumstances. The vulnerability of the person's psyche plays a larger role here than in other potential causes of insanity, which explains why trauma encountered later on in life does not have the same general effect as similar events encountered during childhood.

Ultimately, insanity is something that, like sanity, must be defined on an individual basis. What is sane for one person in a given society may not be considered such by a different person within the same society. Insanity is a matter of context in this case, which is the assumption that some psychological texts make.


title:Breaking the Breakfast Barrier
author:Philip J. Goscienski, M.D.
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_1074.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
category:health
article:

Why was breakfast fun when you were a kid? Because Mom made it, it was probably sugary, and you didn’t have to do the dishes!
Now you’re the whole show, maybe for the rest of the family, and there’s just never enough time in the morning to get the kids to school and for you to get what most nutritionists have pegged as the most important meal of the day. You know that sugar coating is not good, that persons who eat breakfast have an easier time maintaining their weight than those who don’t, and a news report just informed you that breakfast-skippers don’t perform as well at school or on the job. What a dilemma!
Can you make a breakfast that’s convenient, quick and healthy? Sure, and here are a couple of examples.
The Thirty-Second Slammer. Atkins it’s not, but it’s quick, healthy and tasty. A cold cereal is still at the top of the list for most Americans, but without sugar it usually tastes like wet cardboard. It takes literally about 30 seconds (I timed it) to slice half a banana or a couple of strawberries, or dump some blueberries or raspberries in the bowl before adding milk. If you can’t take dairy products because of lactose intolerance, the latest soy milks, with their subtle-not-sweet flavors give you even better nutrition.
Sweet, Hot and Easy. Perfect for cold mornings: oatmeal and spice. Not the individual packets, which have way too many calories, but regular (not instant) oatmeal. Pop it in the microwave with a little skim milk, soy milk or other substitute (easy on the non-dairy coffee creamers with their load of trans fat) for about one minute and 45 seconds. Then sprinkle some cinnamon and a few raisins over the top. (Recent studies suggest that about ½ teaspoon of cinnamon per day can help to lower cholesterol levels, and might also reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.) Ignore the longer microwave cooking directions on the box; overheating spoils the flavor.
If you can spare another 30 seconds, try the fruit here, too.
High-Tech Omelette. Non-stick fry pans, egg substitutes and frozen veggies make it a breeze to have a filling, heart-healthy breakfast with no fuss and minimal cleanup. Preheat the pan and pour in the Eggbeaters or something similar. (These are not artificial eggs, they’re egg whites with a little coloring, vegetable oils, tofu, etc.) If you think of it the night before, pour some frozen stir-fry vegetables into a measuring cup (1/2 cup per serving) and let it thaw in the refrigerator. That helps it to cook a little faster in the morning. Besides stir-fry vegetables there are plenty of other choices in the frozen foods section.
When the eggs are partly cooked, toss in the veggies.
Anything that needs cleaning up can go into the dishwasher and you and the kids can be on your way.
Breakfast Au Natural. The ultimate in speed and convenience, but which will likely keep hunger away until lunchtime, it’s nothing more than a few ounces of yogurt to which you add two handfuls of trail mix. The latter will cover the blandness of the yogurt, but choose it carefully. Skip the ones with chocolate chips!
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Title:
Breaking the Dependence on Sleeping Aids

Word Count:
549

Summary:
The current trend towards popping pills to solve problems rather than having them checked by a medical professional is seen as a negative development by the medical community. This is particularly true if there is a lack of sleep involved, because the insomnia could be just the first sign of an even worse problem.


Keywords:
sleeping aids 


Article Body:
There are numerous sleeping aids available in the market, likely because people tend to have so much trouble sleeping. A lack of sleep can come about for a variety of reasons such as having work-related stress and insomnia. There are other reasons and, as some people have speculated, anything and everything can be interpreted as a cause for lack of sleep. Of course, the prevalence of this problem is fueling the steady market for sleeping aids.  However, with a market that is near the saturation point, just what are the chances that the sleeping aids being sold are actually safe to use?  For now, safety guidelines and the approval of the US Food and Drug Administration would have to suffice.

A lack of sleep can be the problem itself, or the symptom of a larger, more expansive problem. Insomnia is just as likely to be an outcrop of depression as it is a symptom of other, more dangerous mood and behavioral disorders. Ideally, people who have trouble sleeping should see a medical professional to be properly assessed. The need to know if their problem is really just a lack of sleep or if there's something else beneath the surface.

The availability and popular consumption of various medications has spawned what others call the  “pill culture.”  People are becoming increasingly willing to turn to a convenient pill to solve an obvious problem without seeing a professional to check if there are other problems. Everything from pain medication, muscle relaxants, and sleeping aids can end up as part of this problem.

Recently, a new perspective on sleep disorders was put forth by a team of researchers led by Dr. Jesse Milby from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Milby considers sleeping problems as a lack of “sleep hygiene.” According to a research project he and his colleagues from UAB conducted, there are several things people routinely do that contributes to the development of the sleeping problem. His data showed that using the bed for nothing more than sleep and sexual activity helped improve people's sleep cycles and reduced the severity of their insomnia, even without medication. That means no reading, no “hard” conversations, no doing taxes, or any other activities people might be inclined to do in bed. The problem, he noted, was that the process often took longer than the average person was comfortable with. With more and more people turning to medication to get a quick fix for their sleep problems, Milby believes society is risking making their sleeping problems much worse.

The problem, UAB internist and palliative-medicine specialist Rodney Tucker noted, was that people who could not deal with the stress of daily life were seen as “needing a pill.” There is a prevalent belief that everyone can deal with all the problems being thrown at them when this is simply not the case. The perception that taking a pill can fix their problems, along with the unwillingness to let go of established personal routines and invest time in personal therapy, has caused more and more people to become dependent on sleeping aids. It allows them to avoid having to deal with the harsh reality of having a problem and the need to rectify the situation, which is likely to do more harm than good in the long-term.


Title:
Breakthrough Digest for the latest medical discoveries and treatment

Word Count:
522

Summary:
BreakthroughDigest.com offers the latest news on recent medical breakthroughs and treatments. The site covers medical research and discoveries, for many diseases such as various types of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's and so much more; plus it also offers information on the most current medical research in areas such as genetics, vaccines, and stem cell research. Breakthrough Digest presents articles from leading universities, hospitals and research centers.


Keywords:
breakthrough, medical, treatment, medicine, disease, illness


Article Body:
So often when you are suffering from an illness, it can be extremely difficult to find the information that you need. And when time is of the essence, difficulty finding information about your illness and its treatment is an added stress that you do not need. Even if you find information, many times it has not been updated or is not current. The latest treatments and clinical trials are next to impossible to find unless you have the inside scoop.

This is where BreakthroughDigest.com can help - Breakthrough Digest picks up where other sites leave off. At Breakthrough Digest, you will find the most up to date information concerning different illnesses and learn about the newest technologies being used to manage and treat disease and sickness. BreakthroughDigest.com offers updated news on recent medical breakthroughs and current clinical trials. The site covers a wide spectrum in the medical field, including many diseases such as various types of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's and so much more; plus it also offers information on the most current medical research in areas such as genetics, vaccines, and stem cell research.

Breakthrough Digest presents articles from leading universities, hospitals and research centers. For your convenience, the site also includes a video Medical News Feed that is updated regularly. So you will never miss any of the latest medical findings. If you are looking for the most current information on drugs and treatments for various medical conditions, you may find that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) News Digest is the section that may be most helpful for you. In this area of Breakthrough Digest, you will discover which drugs/treatments have been approved by the FDA and which drugs/treatments you should be cautious about. It is also refreshing to see that Breakthrough Digest includes a 'Commentary' section on its website. Often you visit a website that offers you health care information, but there are no comments about the information and/or treatments. The 'Commentary' section of BreakthroughDigest.com allows you to get a better overall picture of various medical updates and news. In this section, you can read how about how others feel about different medical treatments and also how effective these treatments have been. This allows you to make an informed decision about your medical care. One of the real gems on the Breakthrough Digest website, though, is the 'Clinical Trials' section.

Many times, people suffering from illnesses, such as cancer and auto-immune disorders, perish because they do not have access to the newest drug therapies and treatments. The 'Clinical Trials'  area of the site keeps you informed about any current clinical trials that are in process that may be beneficial in the treatment of your illness. BreakthroughDigest.com is a true asset to the medical community online. It is refreshing to have the medical information you need in one convenient location. Whether you need information on lung cancer, stem cell research, health care, or simply nutrition, you will find what you are looking for at Breakthrough Digest - one of the most comprehensive medical news and updates site you will find on the Internet.


Title:
Breakthrough In Sunscreen Technology

Word Count:
386

Summary:
One of the most common types of cancer in the U.S. is also among the most preventable.


Keywords:
Breakthrough In Sunscreen Technology


Article Body:
One of the most common types of cancer in the U.S. is also among the most preventable.

It's skin cancer-and more than one million cases of it will be diagnosed this year. In fact, skin cancer rates in America outnumber breast, lung and colon cancer combined, according to the American Cancer Society. Yet doctors say that some simple steps, such as limiting your sun exposure and wearing the right sunscreen, can ultimately help prevent skin cancer.

So why are skin cancer rates on the rise? According to a Harris Interactive survey, 40 percent of adults don't wear sunscreen regularly. There's a common misconception about getting a tan: There's nothing healthy about a tan from any source, be it a tanning bed or lying on the beach. A tan is actually the skin's response to an injury.

"If you know the facts about sun damage, there is no excuse not to wear sunscreen everyday," says Dr. Darrell Rigel, a leading dermatologist. "It is important to wear sunscreen even if the sun isn't shining because 80% of the sun's UV rays pass right through the clouds." Rigel advises people to wear sunscreen daily and choose a sunscreen formulated with both a high SPF and broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

A new breakthrough in sunscreen technology, called Helioplex, combines two FDA-approved sunscreens and delivers highly effective stabilized UVA and UVB protection to shield from both forms of UV damage.

"People don't realize that there is a difference between UVA and UVB rays," explains Rigel. Generally, UVB rays cause sunburn and are linked to skin cancer. In fact, Sun Protection Factor, or SPF, is solely a measure of UVB protection. UVA rays penetrate skin more deeply, causing wrinkling and other aspects of "photoaging." More importantly, UVA rays seem to increase UVB rays' cancer-causing effects and may trigger some skin cancers, including melanoma.

Sunscreens containing Helioplex, such as Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 55, offer strong, stable protection to shield skin against both UVA and UVB rays.

In addition to wearing a sunscreen containing Helioplex on a daily basis, what else can you do to protect your skin? Rigel recommends staying out of the sun during peak hours, wearing a hat, long-sleeve shirt and long pants, and being sure to see your dermatologist annually for a full body skin cancer screening exam.


title:Breast Cancer Cure With The Power Of Fame
author:Denny Armstrong
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_1123.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
category:health
article:

There is no known cure for breast cancer. More than 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year worldwide. The incidence of breast cancer has nearly tripled in the past 50 years. A woman's lifetime risk has increased from 1 in 20 in the 1950's to 1 in 7 today.  Scientists don't know why most women get breast cancer, yet breast cancer is the most frequent tumor found in women the world over. What can a woman do when fate has played a cruel joke and a woman's very life can be in question? What do you do when an intimate part of your body becomes host to an assassin, a foreign element assigned to debilitate, maim and  kill?
A woman who dies of breast cancer is robbed of an average of nearly 20 years of her life. Breast cancer knows no social boundaries. It’s a disease that can affect anyone. Some prominent women whose lives that have been touched by breast cancer include: Anastacia, singer only 29 years old! Jill Eikenberry actress age 52; Ann Jillian, 48, Actress;  Peggy Fleming age 49 figure skater;  Kate Jackson age 50 (Charlies Angels); Olivia Newton-John age 50 actress singer;  Patti LaBelle, age 57, singer;  Diahann Carroll,  age 63 Actress/singer; Rue McClanahan, Hollywood actress, Rue is best known for her portrayal of Blanche on the hit sitcom “The Golden Girls;” Shirley Temple Black age 70 Actress/singer;  Betty Ford, Former First Lady;  Nancy Reagan age 77 former first lady;  Melissa Etheridge age 43 singer; Lynn Redgrave, age 59, actress; Edie Falco Sopranos star, Tami Agassi, sister to tennis star Andre Agassi, and  the beautiful Suzanne Summers actress. Dusty Springfield the singer, died from breast cancer at age 59. Breast cancer also took the lives of Linda McCartney and Jill Ireland. This is a disease that has plagued women for centuries. The mother of Louis XIV of France died of breast cancer in 1666. These high rates of breast cancer are not acceptable to the women of the world and must be met with scientific research that provides results.
Despite over a decade of research, and more than $1.7 billion spent, hundreds of women worldwide are dying from breast cancer every day. Yet doctors don’t know how breast cancer starts or how to cure it. Doctors are still approaching treatment for breast cancer in the same old fashioned ways: surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Barbaric treatments…And scientists keep doing the same old redundant research that’s simply not working. Over 30 US federal agencies and dozens of foundations, pharmaceutical and biotech companies are conducting or funding research, but:  No one knows how much money is being raised every year. No one knows how much money is being spent every year. No one knows where the money is going. Meanwhile, mothers, sisters and daughters are dying-at a rate of nearly 110 women a day. It’s time for a new approach to cure this deadly killer. We don’t want you to have to under go surgery, radiation or chemotherapy.
A global action is the only answer to rising cancer deaths. Someone needs to answer the action call on all types of cancer. Newly formed International Celebrity Cancer Research Foundation has answered that call on global cancer. ICCRF’s war on cancer will be fought with the power of fame with celebrities from all 192 countries of the world. But the war on cancer can only be won with the support from the citizens of the world. Each and every one of you can answer your personal call to action to help fight the global war on cancer by supporting ICCRF’s battle on the war on cancer now.
Billionaires whom we have been recommended that we should contact for support include: Paul Allen, Bill and Melinda Gates, Jon Huntsman, William and Alice Goodman, Ann Lurie, Jamie and Karen Moyer, Harold C. Simmons, Alfred Mann, Sumner M. Redstone, Michael Milton and  the Palm beach billionaires. There are simply too many billionaires to mention them all. The combined wealth of the three Microsoft billionaires alone is more than ten times the amount spent by the U.S. Federal Government on research to fight cancer and other deadly diseases. We could use help from the media with publicity stories, ads and promotions to get the word out. We are particularly interested in looking for assistance from the billionaires of the world; there are approximately 600 in the world.  Billionaires like Sergey Brin and Larry Page (Google billionaires), Rupert Murdoch, Ted Turner, and Oprah Winfrey and others who control the media could get our life-saving message to the world fast.
Here’s what some very influential and famous people have to say about breast cancer research. Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta Jones, "Catherine and I are committed to do everything possible to eradicate this disease," says Oscar-winner Michael Douglas. Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, “I lost my aunt to breast cancer about two years ago and my very good friend Liz to ovarian around the same time," says Wilson, who is married to Tom Hanks. "I've seen what these cancers are really like and we have to support more research.”  Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw, “Steven and I are passionate about improving women's health," says Capshaw.”
Stars that we know that are interested  in  supporting cancer research including  breast cancer research include: Melissa Etheridge, Charlie Sheen, Kirk and Anne Douglas, Sting and wife Trudie Styler, Larry King,  Sylvester Stallone, Nicole Kidman, Bon Jovi, Julia Roberts, Jack Lemmon, Dustin Hoffman, Denzel Washington, Warren Beatty, Candice Bergen, Angie Dickinson, Sally Field, Larry Hagman, Merv Griffin, Carroll O'Connor and his wife, Nancy,  Robert DiNiro, Cybill Shepherd, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson, Sean Penn, Gwyneth Paltrow, Carmen Electra,  Gene Wilder, Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, Michael J. Fox, Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Leonardo Di Caprio, Sigourney Weaver, Bruce Willis, Billy Joel, Tim McGraw, Robbin Williams, Elizabeth Hurley, Tiger Woods, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Will Smith, Katie Couric, George Clooney, Mike Myers, Ben affleck, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Al Pacino, P Diddy,  George Lucas, Oliver Stone, Drew Barrymore, Britney Spears, Barbara Streisand, Gene Hackman, Fred Thompson , Burt Reynolds, William Shatner, Donald Trump, Donald Sutherland, Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Sidney Poitier, Tom Arnold, Quincy Jones,  Eminem, Shaquille Oneal, Adam Sandler, Steven Soderbergh, Bono/U-2,  Patti LaBelle, Rosie O’Donnell, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Actor Rob Lowe, he was moved to serve as a spokesperson for the Lee National Denim Day, which raised money for breast cancer research, because his grandmother and great-grandmother both suffered from the disease, Sharon Osbourne, Britt Ekland, Westlife, Simon Cowell, Emma Thompson,  Philip Treacy, Geri Halliwell, Paul McCartney, and Lance Armstrong.
Country music stars who support breast cancer research include: Wynona Judd, Amy Grant, Donny Osmond, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, Shania Twain, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Toby Keith, LeAnn Rimes, the Dixie Chicks, Lonestar, Brad Paisley, Diamond Rio, Trick Pony, Alan Jackson, SHeDAISY, Terri Clark, Lee Ann Womack, Phil Vassar, Buddy Jewell, Joe Nichols, Amy Grant, Anne Murray, Vince Gill, Randy Travis, Tracy Lawrence, Tammy Cochran, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lee Greenwood, George Jones, Rascal Flatts, Emerson Drive, Bering Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Clint Black, Steve Wariner, Kenny Rogers, Alabama, Faith Hill and Sara Evans, Richard Marx, Anne Cochran, Lee Ann Womack, Terri Clark, Dave Koz, Sophie B. Hawkins, Jonatha Brooke, Heart’s Anne and Nancy Wilson and Mercy Me.
We are also hoping that more of my celebrity friends will come forward as spokespersons and spread their wings to help support our breast cancer research. My friends and acquaintances include: Steven Seagal, Charlie Sheen (Charlie, has done a great job for breast cancer research by  leading an effort in the fight against breast cancer, by encouraging the American public to take part in a National Denim Day), Wesley Snipes, Danny Glover, Erik Estrada, Tom Arnold, Dolph Lundgren, Roger Clinton, Bill Clinton, Usher, Clint Black, Hulk Hogan, Ivana Trump, Clint Black, John Secada, Sylvester Stalone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mike Reno, Eddie Money, Paul Hogan,  Jay Leno, Danny Glover, Danny Aiello, Larry Hagman, Lee Majors, Tyson Becford, Jennifer Tilly, David Hasselhoff, Richard Branson, Brendan Fraser,  Cindy Crawford, (whose grandmother died from breast cancer),  Cher, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Michelle Pfeiffer,  and other stars that I have had the good fortune of meeting in person and others celebrities that I hope to meet in the future. How about Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnon, Mick Jagger and Pamela Lee Anderson. (Photos of Denny and the stars can be viewed at his promotional group listed below.) We have star friends who are bigger than life and they are ready to become our spokespersons.  But we still need your donations to get our celebrities to international print and broadcast ads to get the word out. We, the people of the world can cure breast cancer as well as all the cancers of the world.
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title:Breast Cancer Education Gets Visual
author:News Canada
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_239.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
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(NC)-If a picture is worth a thousand words, how do you use pictures to help people understand and learn about a sensitive subject like breast cancer? Researchers from the division of biomedical communications in the department of surgery at the University of Toronto are exploring the use of images to study how best to teach women at risk about breast cancer.
Text and images are used on the Breast Matters site (www.bmc.med.utoronto.ca/ breastmatters) to explain and portray the complex information about breast cancer and breast health for Canadian women. The site is informational, free of jargon and includes definitions and visual explanations of complex concepts. The site includes an overview of breast anatomy, a section on early detection of breast cancer, self-examination, annual check-ups, mammography, ultrasound and x-ray and biopsy. Also included is information about breast cancer risk factors, risk reduction and links and resources for more information.
"Our team uses medical illustration to bridge art, science, medicine and communication," said Professor Linda Wilson-Pauwels, co-lead investigator of the study. "Design and communication theory combined with scientific knowledge informs the production of visual material for health promotion and medical education - in this case about breast cancer."
An initiative of the Bell University Laboratories, a collaborative research program funded by Bell Canada that contributes to innovation and leadership in the development of communications technology in Canada, the researchers used a focus group of 10 women from the breast cancer screening program at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto to determine what breast cancer information to feature and what sorts of visuals to use. Photography, video, animation and illustration are used with varying levels of complexity and interactivity to provide a visually stunning learning experience.
A second part of the site will be developed in 2003 for women coping with breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in Canadian women. It accounts for almost 1 in 3 cancer diagnoses among Canadian women. On average, 104 Canadian women die of breast cancer every week, according to Canadian Cancer Society estimates.
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title:Breast Cancer The Cure
author:Gerald Armstrong
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_1063.shtml
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There is no known cure for breast cancer. More than 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year worldwide. Scientists don't know why most women get breast cancer, yet breast cancer is the most frequent tumor found in women the world over. A woman who dies of breast cancer is robbed of an average of nearly 20 years of her life. Breast cancer knows no social boundaries. It’s a disease that can affect anyone. Some prominent women who’s lives that have been touched by breast cancer include Jill Eikenberry actress age 52; Peggy Fleming age 49 figure skater; Kate Jackson age 50 (Charlies Angels); Olivia Newton-John age 50 actress singer; Nancy Reagan age 77 former first lady; Melissa Etheridge age 43 singer; and  the beautiful Suzanne Summers actress. These high rates of breast cancer are not acceptable to the women of the world and must be met with scientific research that provides results.
Despite over a decade of research, and more than $1.7 billion spent, hundereds of women worldwide are dying from breast cancer every day. Yet doctors don’t know how breast cancer starts or how to cure it. Doctors are still approaching treatment for breast cancer in the same old fashioned ways: surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Barbarick treatments…And scientists keep doing the same old redundant research that’s simply not working. It doesn’t have to be that way. Gen Cells Cures is a scientific biotechnology company that is focused on a cure for breast cancer. The company is dedicated to curing breast cancer before it’s too late for you. We’re not interested in a cure in five, ten, or twenty years from now. We want your cure for breast cancer within a year or two. We don’t want you to have to under go surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or take toxic drugs.
Why Gen Cells Cures? You can search the medical journals; you can search the internet until your blue in the face. You will find the same old news which is no new news about breast cancer research and treatments. Breast cancer research is locked up in a black whole. Gen Cells Cures is approaching the cure for breast cancer from different angles and using tomorrow’s scientific technologies today. Our expertise is in stem cell research and genomics. Malfunctioning stem cells have already been linked to the development of breast cancer. We’re not talking about using generic stem cells from an egg and sperm cell. There is no genetic match for you with the politically controversial generic stem cells that are always in the news. The isolation of cancer stem cells, coupled with our understanding of genetic mutations causing cancer, and our knowledge of genomics will result in ways to eliminate cancer cells while sparing normal breast tissues. 
Genetics and Breast Cancer
People will tell you to accept what you can’t change…Your genetics, your genes, the genes your mother and father handed you when you were born that came with their particular genetic make-up. Most inherited cases of breast cancer have been associated with two genes: BRCA1 and BRCA2. The past five years has been a period of unparalleled discovery in the field of genetics, genomics, and stem cell research, but these discoveries are not being applied to breast cancer treatments. A job that Gen Cells Cures definitely wants to get our hands dirty in. Recently researchers have found that by blocking a gene called beta1-integrin the growth of tumor cells can be stopped. When this gene was removed the tumor cells quit growing. You don’t have to accept the genes that you were given at birth. Gen Cells Cures will be able to manipulate your genes to cure your breast cancer.
Our Cancer Stem Cell and Genomics Program will bring together the top scientific minds in the world under one tin roof to maximize the use of diverse approaches to the understanding of cancer genomics fused with stem cell solutions. Gen Cells Cures isn’t looking for a multi-million dollar biomedical research center like the Stowers Institute in Kansas City, which is a medical center to be admired. A rented tin shack will do just fine. Of course, we would accept hand-me down michroscopes from the Stoweres (billionaires who bought their own multi-million dollar biomedical research center) if they would be gracious enough to grant them to us or we would accept a small prime the pump check to move forward with our research. The Stowerses and all the scientists from the Stowers Institute have an open invitation to visit our lab in the Caribbean. What we are looking for is a cure for breast cancer to stop the humiliation, pain and suffering this menace to society causes millions of women and thousands of men worldwide, and not a new biomedical center… Every dollar invested with us goes into pure medical research and equipment. The same offer goes out to all the millionaires and especially the billionaires of the world. People that come to mind are: Paul Allen, Bill and Melinda Gates, Jon Huntsman, William and Alice Goodman, Ann Lurie, Jamie and Karen Moyer, Harold C. Simmons, Alfred Mann, Sumner M. Redstone, Michael Milton and  the Palm beach billionaires, there are simply too many to mention. The combined wealth of the three Microsoft billionaires alone is more than ten times the amount spent by the U.S. Federal Government on research to fight cancer and other deadly diseases. We know we’re in the wrong business to become billionaires ourselves. This kind of biotechnology has never produced even one billionaire. It’s the cure for breast cancer that we want.
Simply put the cancer research organizations are funding the wrong researchers. It’s time to go outside the normal research channels. Do something different. The same story year after year after year and no cure. These unmotivated researchers just aren’t getting results. Let someone else have a shot at it. It’s time to try something new and different. A different approach. There are races for the cure, golf tournaments for the cure, there are walks for the cure, there are foundations for the cure. These foundations have been funding the same ineffective research for more than twenty years now. These foundations have been betting on the wrong horse. Joining the crusade won’t help if the research being done doesn’t take on a twenty-first century scientific approach. It’s been time to move forward scientifically for five years now. But today’s breast cancer researchers are stuck in a twentieth century mind-set. The Excuse is someday we’ll find the cure, but someday doesn’t help today’s victims of breast cancer. We need top notch scientific action today.
The genetics are out of the bottle and stem cell research is moving forward whether the U.S. government likes it or not. Gen Cells Cures has moved off-shore to the Caribbean to avoid the political controversy over stem cell research. I am sure you won’t mind a walk on the beach with me to talk about your cure for your breast cancer. Once we have the cure we can take the cure from the bench to the patient without a long and costly wait for FDA approval. There are many advantages to not having big brother breathing down your neck. The governments of the United States and Western countries have nothing to offer except road blocks, red tape and detours. Our patients don’t have time for political smoke and mirrors. With a little luck we could have your cure before the time comes that you need that dreaded surgery and chemo.
Our gifted world-class researchers are visionary and have been schooled in winning and have courage, creativity, can-do attitudes, burning desires, unfaltering belief and an obsession that they will be there first.  By first we mean years ahead of the other biotechnology companies. Like determined, fighting NASCAR drivers our scientists are living to take the chequered flag of biotech and win the coveted race for the cure for breast cancer.
Focused on breakthrough discoveries, Gen Cells Cures nurtures a culture that encourages high standards of excellence, original thinking, hard work and a willingness to take risks. Our world-renowned scientists believe in themselves and its belief that gets us there. The company will seek to develop a work environment that is results focused and team-orientated. We compete against time. Though we compete intensely we maintain high ethical standards and trust and respect for each other. Quality is the cornerstone of all our activities. We seek the highest quality information, decisions and people. Our success depends on superior scientific innovation. We see the scientific method as a multi-step process which includes designing the right experiment, collecting and analyzing data and rational decision making. It is not subjective or emotional but rather a logical, open and rational process. 
Our success comes from one simple fact; we are committed to being a science-based, patient-driven company, driven by that one special breast cancer patient…you.
Gen Cells Cures lost most of our one million dollar start-up money in offshore bank scandal and currency devaluation last year. We are now actively pursuing financial support. Unfortunately, the Gen Cells Cures team is made up of great scientific minds and not great marketers, salesmen, or fund raisers. Yes, we are looking for a millionaire or billionaire without a cause to support our work, but if you are not our wealthy saviour, we welcome any help, be it financial or a donation of your time. The scientific team is on stand-by. What we’re lacking is the funding to go forward. We could use motivated salesmen to sell our research, fund raisers, skilled internet marketers or someone just to pass out flyers or mail out promotional material. We could use help from the media with publicity stories, ads and promotions to get the word out. We are particularly interested in looking for assistance from the billionaires of the world; there are approximately 600 in the world.  Billionaires like Sergey Brin and Larry Page (Google billionaires), Rupert Murdoch, Ted Turner, and Oprah Winfrey and others who control the media could get our life-saving message to the world fast. We are also hoping that some of my celebrities friends will come forward and spread their wings to help support our breast cancer research: Steven Seagal, Charlie Sheen, Wesley Snipes, Danny Glover, Erik Estrada, Tom Arnold, Dolph Lundgren, Roger Clinton, Bill Clinton, Usher, Hulk Hogan, Ivana Trump, John Secada, Sylvester Stalone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mike Reno, Richard Branson, Cindy Crawford, Cher, Demi Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer,  and other stars that I have had the good fortune of meeting in person and others celebrities that I hope to meet in the future. (Photos of Gerald and the stars can be viewed at his promotional group listed below.) I am waiting to get my photo with Suzanne Summers!
Gen Cells Cure offers more than hope. We can do the job. If you’re going to eradicate cancer you have to have the right people doing the right research. One thing is for sure. We couldn’t do any worse than what the scientists before us have done. Which is virtually nothing! Help us alleviate the pain and suffering. Together, with your help, we can cure breast cancer.
Article by Gerald Armstrong- scientist0707@yahoo.com
Gerald is the owner of Gen Cells Cures 
Visit his group for information about “The Cure” for incurable diseases and aging.
Group address http://www.msnusers.com/cures
You have my permission to publish this article electronically or in print, free of charge, as long as the bylines are included. A courtesy copy of your publication would be appreciated.

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title:Breast Cancer Treatment: Surviving Chemotherapy
author:Melissa Buhmeyer
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_3836.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
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Chemotherapy is a word that strikes fear into most of our hearts. We've seen the movies and heard such horrible stories about undergoing this difficult treatment for a disease that could very well kill us. I underwent chemo for breast cancer and know that, in some cases, the cancer isn't hard … it isn't painful … it doesn't make us sick. That's the case for most of us who have breast cancer, but don't have distant metastases. But then, they say we need to do chemo and we know we'll feel that.
Although chemo drugs haven't changed that much, and they're still terribly hard on our bodies, the management drugs have changed a lot. Chemotherapy, for many of us, isn't the show-stopper we thought it would be. Of course, each of us is different and the chemo drugs affect each of us in different ways, but, for the most part, chemo is definitely doable.
My breast cancer was Stage IIIa, with a 5.8 cm tumor, 8 of 10 lymph nodes positive, and I was only 39 years old. That bought me a ticket for the chemo ride. And I was scared out of my wits. But, I found an online breast cancer support group, at WebMD, and those women told me everything to expect and more. I went through four rounds of adriamycin and cytoxan. Both of them are some pretty stout breast cancer chemo drugs. After that, I did a controversial treatment that involved extremely high doses of cytoxan, taxol, and cisplatin, so I learned quite a bit about surviving chemotherapy.
First of all, I would highly recommend getting a port. This is a line that goes into a vein in your chest, the entrance to which sits just under your skin, right below your collarbone. It requires a quick surgery to put it in but, if you're having a mastectomy for your breast cancer, you can get the chemo port put in at the same time. If you choose not to do that, you'll have to get your chemo treatments through your veins and chemo is really hard on your veins. This means that you will, most likely, have to endure multiple attempts for them to find a vein, as time goes by. With the port, it's already in a vein, so all they have to do is stick the needle into the port to access it. If you find this uncomfortable, there is a cream they can give you called Emla cream. One of the first things I learned was to tell them the moment I was uncomfortable. It's all fixable. You'll put the Emla cream on a bit before you have to have your port accessed and it'll numb your skin.
Most breast cancer chemotherapy drugs will cause your hair to fall out. This is because chemo kills the rapidly dividing cells in your body. Your mucous areas and hair follicles are affected for this reason. That's why you may have nausea or develop mouth or throat sores. Again, all this sounds scary, but is totally manageable. Since you will probably be losing your hair, which can be quite traumatic, I would advise going wig or hat shopping before you even get your first chemo. Take a girlfriend with you and be adventurous. Try on different styles, and even colors. If you've always wanted to be a blonde, now's your chance! Make a day of it and have fun with it. Goodness knows, you have to look for that silver lining every chance you get. Also, make sure to have your nausea med prescription filled before you go so you'll have it waiting for you if you need it at home. You may be pretty tired, afterward, so don't wait till then to get those meds.
On your first chemo day, they will probably give you some steroids, intravenously or through your port, to help with the nausea. This may make you hungry; it sure did for me! But, I would recommend you don't eat your favorite food on chemo day. Chemo is manageable, but after you're all done, you may find that you have associations. For example, I used to love the cucumber melon fragrance when I was going through chemo. I had cucumber melon everything! But, to this day, the smell of cucumber melon makes my stomach do a little somersault because it reminds me of such an unpleasant time in my life. The same can happen with food. I still can't look a chicken burrito in the eye! But, I'm sure glad I didn't eat a taco because I would've hated for that to be ruined for me!
Many breast cancer chemo drugs are hard on your bladder, so be sure to drink, drink, drink. If you don't feel like drinking water, then broth, jello, or even popsicles will help. Since you've gotten your nausea meds all filled in advance, be sure to take them as prescribed, whether you think you need them or not. Chemo nausea isn't just any kind of nausea and it's much easier to stay ahead of it than to try to fix it once it occurs. If you do happen to get nauseated, and I can't stress this enough, call your doctor!!! There are many, many nausea meds and you do not have to feel sick just because you're doing chemo. Once they find the right drug for you, it will be so much easier. So, do not suffer this in silence! The same applies for if you get sores in your mouth or throat.
You will be tired from this treatment. Most of us get more tired as the treatments progress because they make our white blood cell counts drop really low. Because of this, it's a good idea to keep some Purell, or something similar, with you all the time for use when you've had to touch, for example, public restroom door handles. Your risk of infection will be much higher during this time.
If you lose your hair, it will typically happen in 10-14 days after your first chemo treatment. If you have long hair, you might want to cut it short in preparation. I know I felt so out of control of everything, during that time. When your hair comes out, it lets go quickly and in large clumps, getting all over your pillow and clogging your drain. For many women, that is more traumatic than even losing a breast. So, I figured that was the one thing I could control about this whole breast cancer thing … when my hair came out. I cut it really short, beforehand and, when it started to let go, I had my husband get the clippers and shave my head. My daughter helped and we did a little Mohawk and stripe action first!
That was my way of shaking my fist at this cancer … it might take my breasts, and it might take my hair for a while, but I beat it to the punch! It was my way of saying, "You cannot take my spirit!" You can do the same thing. Your breast cancer does not define you. It is but a speed bump in the course of your life. Strap on your gloves and step into the ring. This chemo is your biggest punch. Your spirit is your own and that breast cancer can't touch it!
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title:Breast Cancer, The Cure?
author:Keith Londrie
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_4192.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:12
category:health
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There is no known cure for breast cancer. More than 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year worldwide.
Scientists don't know why most women get breast cancer, yet breast cancer is the most frequent tumor found in women the world over. A woman who dies of breast cancer is robbed of an average of nearly 20 years of her life. Breast cancer knows no social boundaries. It's a disease that can affect anyone. Some prominent women who's lives that have been touched by breast cancer include Jill Eikenberry actress age 52; Peggy Fleming age 49 figure skater; Kate Jackson age 50 (Charlies Angels); Olivia Newton-John age 50 actress singer; Nancy Reagan age 77 former first lady; Melissa Etheridge age 43 singer; and the beautiful Suzanne Summers actress. These high rates of breast cancer are not acceptable to the women of the world and must be met with scientific research that provides results.
Despite over a decade of research, and more than $1.7 billion spent, hundreds of women worldwide are dying from breast cancer every day. Yet doctors don't know how breast cancer starts or how to cure it. Doctors are still approaching treatment for breast cancer in the same old fashioned ways: surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Barbaric treatments? And scientists keep doing the same old redundant research that's simply not working. It doesn't have to be that way. Gen Cells Cures is a scientific biotechnology company that is focused on a cure for breast cancer. The company is dedicated to curing breast cancer before it's too late for you. We're not interested in a cure in five, ten, or twenty years from now. We want your cure for breast cancer within a year or two. We don't want you to have to under go surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or take toxic drugs.
Why Gen Cells Cures? You can search the medical journals; you can search the internet until your blue in the face. You will find the same old news which is no new news about breast cancer research and treatments. Breast cancer research is locked up in a black whole. Gen Cells Cures is approaching the cure for breast cancer from different angles and using tomorrow's scientific technologies today. Our expertise is in stem cell research and genomics. Malfunctioning stem cells have already been linked to the development of breast cancer. We're not talking about using generic stem cells from an egg and sperm cell. There is no genetic match for you with the politically controversial generic stem cells that are always in the news. The isolation of cancer stem cells, coupled with our understanding of genetic mutations causing cancer, and our knowledge of genomics will result in ways to eliminate cancer cells while sparing normal breast tissues.
http://treat-breast-cancer.info/ has more information that you need to make an informed decision. Visit today...

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Title:
Breast Enlargement Pills: Should You Take Them?

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526

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A lot of women are embarrassed because they have small breasts, and often they feel nervously ashamed when it's time to wear a bathing suit, or conscious when they see the plunging necklines on other women's evening dresses. Other women who used to have large, full breasts may be dismayed to find them sagging after giving birth. Breast enhancement is one of the most-discussed topics today among women, and include the highly publicized controversy over breast implants. With the health risks and dangerous side effects of implants, not to mention the costs, women have long searched for safe and proven alternatives.


Keywords:
breast enhancement breast enlargement pills natural remedy supplement alternative medicine


Article Body:
A lot of women are embarrassed because they have small breasts, and often they feel nervously ashamed when it's time to wear a bathing suit, or conscious when they see the plunging necklines on other women's evening dresses. Other women who used to have large, full breasts may be dismayed to find them sagging after giving birth. Breast enhancement is one of the most-discussed topics today among women, and include the highly publicized controversy over breast implants. With the health risks and dangerous side effects of implants, not to mention the costs, women have long searched for safe and proven alternatives.

These days, a lot of different Internet firms advertise and sell breast enlargement pills. Most of them claim that by taking their ‘natural’ products, one can increase her breast size by one to two inches, which is about 2 to 3 cup sizes, in as short as 90 days. These herbal tablets sold usually contain chemicals called phyto-estrogens. The phyto-estrogens, these companies claim, are chemicals that stimulate the estrogen receptors in your breast tissue and permanently enlarge your breast size. Phyto-estrogens are chemicals found in plant foods, and are similar in structure to the female sex hormone estrogen. Many modern medicines were originally made from plants, and the effect they have depends on the chemicals in the plant, how they work in the body and on how the product is manufactured.

The combination of herbs in breast enhancement pills seem to vary depending on the company making and selling them. Among the commonly-used herbs are Fenugreek extract, Blessed Thistle, Dong Quai, Fennel seed, wild yam extract, Siberian Ginseng, Chinese red ginseng root, guarana seed and Fo Ti root.

Natural breast enhancement pills are theoretically an effective method in increasing breast size because some of them contain herbs that have known estrogen-like effects on the body. Birth control pills too are thought to temporarily increase breast size in the same way that estrogen causes fluid retention in the breasts and may have an effect on breast tissue.

If breast enhancement pills do have estrogen-like effects on a woman's body, there are some safety concerns. Estrogen if given on its own stimulates the growth of tissue in the uterus and is believed to promote uterine cancer, which is why birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy normally contain progesterone to counter the estrogen's effects on the uterus. It is however not fully ascertained if natural breast enhancement pills stimulate the growth of uterine tissue. There is also no evidence about whether natural breast enhancement pills interfere with fertility, menstruation, or the effectiveness of birth control pills.

When taking breast enlargement pills, it's important to remember a couple of things, regardless of which breast enlargement product you choose. First be sure to follow the directions included in the package as far as how and when to take the product. Second, be certain to use the product for at least 6 months, since despite what others may say, there is no "quick fix" for natural breast enhancement. Although most women want to quickly transform their bodies instantly, we are all aware that lasting change takes time, and breast enhancement pills are no different.


Title:
Breathe Easier with the help of an Air Filter

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541

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Are you plagued by allergies or asthma throughout the year?  If so, you may be considering purchasing one of the many air filters available for your home or office.


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air filter, home air filter, air filters


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Are you plagued by allergies or asthma throughout the year?  If so, you may be considering purchasing one of the many air filters available for your home or office.  Healthy living promotes all over wellbeing and with today’s quality of air, it makes sense to consider the purchase of an air filter.  Air filters work with your home’s circulation and help to filter out any contaminants that can cause health problems and irritate breathing conditions.  As these particles are removed from the air the quality of oxygen increases and you can breathe easier.

Over time, furnace and central air systems have a tendency to become filled with unhealthy particles.  When the furnace or central air system begins to work, these particles are scattered throughout your home.  Purchasing an air filtration system will keep these particles at a minimum.

Dust is one of the main irritants for people who have allergies.  Coughing, sneezing and wheezing can all be reduced by simply taking the necessary steps to clean the air you breathe.  If you purchase the proper air filter, as the air naturally circulates through your home or office, dust particles will be reduced and as a result the symptoms from your allergies will reduce. 

Asthmatics have a difficult time breathing any time, something as simple as a climate change will cause an asthma attack. Other particles that may irritate this condition are mold or mildew, which also cause many difficulties for people will allergies as well. With these invisible irritants floating in the air an asthmatic can have an attack and reach a life threatening state. Purchasing an air filter to reduce the amount of pollutants in the air can drastically reduce the number of breathing attacks.

People with other chronic breathing conditions such as Emphysema and COPD should also give careful consideration to buying the proper air filter system. These conditions are rather serious and can prove to be life threatening.  Reducing the amount of pollutants in the air can add to the person’s current quality of life. 

Children are exposed to many germs that can cause the common cold or flu.  Unfortunately you can not control their exposure outside of the home, but proper air filtration system will help you limit your child’s exposure to certain germs. 

When choosing the proper air filter it is important to keep several things in mind.  First you must determine what specific substances the particular air filter will remove from the air.  Second, what size of room will the filter clean, as well as how often will the filter need to be changed and the level of difficulty when changing it? Other issues to keep in mind— determine the item’s clean air delivery rate, the noise factor and can you run the air filter while you sleep?

Bottom line is that purchasing an air filter for your home can and will help the over all quality of air.  As you can see it does take some thought and searching for the proper system does take time, however in the end the benefits will prove that it is worth the effort.  Your family will breathe quality air day in and day out; therefore maintaining a healthy environment in your home.


Title:
Breathe Easy: Some Asthma Relief Tips

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606

Summary:
Asthma is the seventh-ranked chronic health condition in the United States and the leading chronic illness of children. It is a chronic inflammatory disease that makes airways (bronchial tubes) particularly sensitive to irritants.

During an asthma attack, tightening of the smooth muscles around the bronchial tubes causes them to become inflamed, narrow inside, and produce excess mucus. This makes it difficult for air to pass in and out of the lungs and decreases the oxygen...


Keywords:
allergies, asthma, relief, cure, tips,


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Asthma is the seventh-ranked chronic health condition in the United States and the leading chronic illness of children. It is a chronic inflammatory disease that makes airways (bronchial tubes) particularly sensitive to irritants.

During an asthma attack, tightening of the smooth muscles around the bronchial tubes causes them to become inflamed, narrow inside, and produce excess mucus. This makes it difficult for air to pass in and out of the lungs and decreases the oxygen levels in the blood. A person suffering from an asthma attack has a sensation similar to drowning.

It is currently estimated that as many as 300 million people world wide suffer from asthma, and that number continues to rise

Here are a few symptoms of asthma:

·Cough
·Chest tightness
·Shortness of breath
·Wheezing
·Triggers of asthma

And some triggers:

·Allergens
·Irritants such as tobacco smoke, strong odors
·Weather changes
·Viral or sinus infections
·Exercise

People have their own triggers. If you have asthma, you can minimize your symptoms by avoiding the factors that trigger your symptoms and by working with your physician to develop an effective management and treatment plan.

In order to help you, before you decide to go to the doctor, here are a few tips on how to prevent, foresee and minimize the risk of asthma.

Caffeine and Asthma

If you feel an asthma attack coming on and don't have your inhaler handy, try a couple cups of coffee, tea, hot chocolate or chocolate bars. The caffeine will help open your airways.

Controlling Your Asthma

If you find yourself using your quick-relief inhaler to stop an asthma attack more than twice a week, it may be time for a different medication. In fact, if you have to refill your inhaler more than two times a year or are awakened by asthma symptoms two nights or more per week, you also probably need a change.

Correct Inhaler Use

If you use an inhaler to treat your asthma, remember that it's not a breath freshener. You must deeply inhale the medication into your lungs and hold it for three to five seconds before exhaling slowly.

Dust mites

Dust mites can be especially troubling when traveling away from home, take your own pillow with an allergen-proof cover and request down-free pillows if staying in a hotel.

Homemade food

Carry self-injectable epinephrine in case you accidentally eat a food to which you are allergic. Homemade items do not have ingredient lists and can be contaminated with trace amounts of allergenic foods through contact with storage containers, baking sheets and utensils.

Exercising with Asthma

If your asthma is bothered by air pollution, cold or damp air, exercise indoors. A stationary bicycle is a good example of indoor activities. Cover your mouth and nose with a scarf when exercising outdoors in cold weather.

Loving your pet

Decide which areas of the house will become your exclusion zones. I recommend you never allow your pet into at least two rooms, the bedroom and lounge. You may want to add other rooms to the list. If your pet once slept in those rooms, wash as much of the bedding or upholstery as possible and consider buying a new mattress and duvet. Keep the animal’s bed in another room, perhaps a utility room or lobby. For a cat, sprinkle some catnip there to make the area seem more attractive. However, if your asthma is severe and triggered by pet allergens the best advice is to find a new home for the animal.

It may not be possible to 100% cure your asthma, but by putting the above into practice you should be able to alleviate it quite considerably.


title:BREATHE For Your Own Good
author:Nymph Kellerman
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During the last few decades, Western Universities have become interested in the various techniques of deep relaxation and the effects it has on the body.    During a deeply relaxed state, the heart rate slows down, there is a lowering in blood pressure, a decrease in oxygen consumption, a reduction in the blood lactate (high levels are associated with anxiety), and last but not least, the electrical activity of the brain changes.   In recent years it was discovered that the brain has the ability to change its vibrations and in doing so, changes behaviour as well as involuntary functions of internal organs.
The largest part of the brain is called the cerebral cortex and it comprises about 80% of the brain. It is concerned with our conceptual thinking and motor functions. It houses a number of lobes with overlapping thinking, sensory and memory tasks. For our purpose we need to be aware of the two cerebral hemispheres (almost like two separate brains), connected to each other by the corpus callosum (an intricate web of fibres). These hemispheres are largely responsible for different intellectual functions.
The left hemisphere controls the right side of the body and specializes in processing logical, mathematical and analytical information.
The right hemisphere controls the left side of the body and specializes in processing visual, sensory and emotional information.
It is important to realize that the two hemispheres interact, with the result that not all logical functions are processed by the left-hemisphere and not all creative functions are processed by the right-hemisphere.
Electrical activity of the brain can be measured and seen on an electroencephalogram (EEG).    Electrodes, attached to a recording device, are placed on a person's scalp to record the brain's electrical activity. These electrodes are not sensitive enough to detect individual action potentials, but can detect the simultaneous action potentials in large numbers of neurons. As a result, the EEG displays wavelike patterns known as brain waves.
CLASSIFICATION OF BRAIN WAVES:
K COMPLEX – measures at 33 and above cycles per second, a state of very high anxiety.
HIGH BETA – 23 – 33 cycles per second, a very tense state in which it is difficult to e rational.
BETA – 14 – 22 cycles per second. It is the awake-state of physical alertness when the mind and emotions respond to the senses. It is associated with tension and striving.
ALPHA – 7 – 14 cycles per second. In the alpha state a person is deeply relaxed with the mind completely awake. (I call this state the “golden state” - this is as good as it gets. In this state you change your world, you make your dreams come true and you change yourself).
THETA – 3.5 – 7 cycles per second. The state for night-time sleep. Everybody experiences theta twice every normal day – when falling asleep and when waking up in the morning.
DELTA – measures at 0.5 – 3.5 cycles per second. Delta is profound sleep. Dreams take place in delta, as well as regeneration and cell renewal.
Deep breathing slows down the electrical activity of the brain and in doing so, it becomes a powerful relaxation technique that promotes healing on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.
But-how-does-one-breath-correctly………….?  The diaphragm is a large dome of muscles that separates the thoracic (chest) cavity from the abdominal cavity. When the muscles of the diaphragm contract, the dome is flattened, increasing the volume of the thorax (chest). During conscious deep breathing, the respiratory muscles contract more forcefully, causing a greater increase in thoracic volume.
Test yourself with this little exercise: 
Place one hand on the chest and one just above the middle. Inhale and notice which hand moves the most.    If the hand on your chest moves, you do upper-lung breathing, in other words, shallow breathing.   
Teach and train yourself to breathe correctly by doing the following exercise: 
Sit in an upright chair with the spine straight and the eyes closed, feet flat on the floor a few inches apart. Hands relaxed and in a comfortable position in the lap. Take a long, slow, deep breath and hold for a count of 3. Exhale and feel how the body relaxes. Repeat three times. Become aware of your breathing consciously slowing it down. Concentrate only on your breath, breathing deeply until you feel still and at peace. Breathe deeply for approximately 20 minutes.
Happy breathing!
Nymph
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Title:
Breathing And Relaxation Techniques To Sleep Better...

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There are many breathing and relaxation techniques that you can learn to use to promote relaxation and relieve stress. The deeper and slower that you breathe the more relaxed and sedated you will become.

Sleeping with the window open will help the air to circulate in your bedroom and fill your lungs with fresh air. Relaxation techniques will help your body to wind down and prepare for the sleep cycle.

Try this breathing technique when you first get into bed:

1.Take a...


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insomnia, sleeping disorders, sleep better


Article Body:
There are many breathing and relaxation techniques that you can learn to use to promote relaxation and relieve stress. The deeper and slower that you breathe the more relaxed and sedated you will become.

Sleeping with the window open will help the air to circulate in your bedroom and fill your lungs with fresh air. Relaxation techniques will help your body to wind down and prepare for the sleep cycle.

Try this breathing technique when you first get into bed:

1.Take a deep breath.
2.Breathe in through your nose and visualize the air moving down to your stomach.
3.As you breathe in again silently count to four.
4.Purse your lips as you exhale slowly.
5.This time count silently to eight.
6.Repeat this process six to ten times.

The results of this breathing technique are immediate. You will feel your shoulders and arms relaxing. Your chest will feel less constricted and you will feel less stress and tension.

Practice this breathing technique on a daily basis so that it becomes a natural routine for you and helps to induce natural sleep.

As well as using breathing techniques to encourage natural sleep you can try several relaxation exercises. The goal is to relax your mind and let your body unwind and surrender to sleep.

Try the following relaxation exercise before you get into bed:

1.Lay on your back on the floor with your feet slightly apart, your hands by your sides, and your palms turned upward.

2.Close your eyes and concentrate on every part of your body.

3.Begin at the top of your head and work your way down to your toes.

4.Start by feeling your forehead tense, then your eyes, face, and jaw.

5.Tense and release each muscle group, such as your shoulders and neck.

6.Give attention to each area of your body from the top of your head, down through the trunk of your body, down along your legs, and ending at the tip of your toes.

7.Stay in this relaxed condition for a few minutes. Concentrate on your breathing and let all worry and stress dissipate from your mind and body. Make sure that your breathing comes from deep in your stomach and flows slowly and evenly.

8.Stretch slowly before standing.

The above exercise will tell your body and mind that it is okay to settle down, leaving behind thoughts of worry, fear, and stress.

There are many more techniques and exercises available to promote deep breathing and relaxation. You will have to find what method works best for you.

Your goal is to recognize that deep breathing and concentrated relaxation are tools available for you to achieve natural sleep.


title:Breathing And Relaxation Techniques To Sleep Better...
author:George Lesco
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_3164.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
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There are many breathing and relaxation techniques that you can learn to use to promote relaxation and relieve stress. The deeper and slower that you breathe the more relaxed and sedated you will become.
Sleeping with the window open will help the air to circulate in your bedroom and fill your lungs with fresh air. Relaxation techniques will help your body to wind down and prepare for the sleep cycle.
Try this breathing technique when you first get into bed:
1.Take a deep breath.
2.Breathe in through your nose and visualize the air moving down to your stomach.
3.As you breathe in again silently count to four.
4.Purse your lips as you exhale slowly.
5.This time count silently to eight.
6.Repeat this process six to ten times.
The results of this breathing technique are immediate. You will feel your shoulders and arms relaxing. Your chest will feel less constricted and you will feel less stress and tension.
Practice this breathing technique on a daily basis so that it becomes a natural routine for you and helps to induce natural sleep.
As well as using breathing techniques to encourage natural sleep you can try several relaxation exercises. The goal is to relax your mind and let your body unwind and surrender to sleep.
Try the following relaxation exercise before you get into bed:
1. Lay on your back on the floor with your feet slightly apart, your hands by your sides, and your palms turned upward.
2. Close your eyes and concentrate on every part of your body.
3. Begin at the top of your head and work your way down to your toes.
4. Start by feeling your forehead tense, then your eyes, face, and jaw.
5. Tense and release each muscle group, such as your shoulders and neck.
6. Give attention to each area of your body from the top of your head, down through the trunk of your body, down along your legs, and ending at the tip of your toes.
7. Stay in this relaxed condition for a few minutes. Concentrate on your breathing and let all worry and stress dissipate from your mind and body. Make sure that your breathing comes from deep in your stomach and flows slowly and evenly.
8. Stretch slowly before standing.
The above exercise will tell your body and mind that it is okay to settle down, leaving behind thoughts of worry, fear, and stress.
There are many more techniques and exercises available to promote deep breathing and relaxation. You will have to find what method works best for you.
Your goal is to recognize that deep breathing and concentrated relaxation are tools available for you to achieve natural sleep.
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title:Breathing Easier in Montreal
author:News Canada
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_155.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
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(NC)-In cystic fibrosis, the lungs are destroyed after they become too inflamed, which can in turn sabotage the whole respiratory system. While advances in drugs, diets, and physiotherapy have helped improve the quality of life for sufferers, we still need to treat the inflammation of the lungs. A recent small study showed that ibuprofen, a standard inflammatory medication, can help children with cystic fibrosis. However, the study's results are not conclusive. At McGill University, Larry Lands hopes to prove that the medication can work in the real world. He will use a large sample of 440 children from across Canada to help determine if ibuprofen can be used safely and effectively over the long term.
Dr. Lands' research is being funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). CIHR is Canada's preeminent health research catalyst and is funded by the government of Canada. An exciting new concept, CIHR is modernizing and transforming the health research enterprise in Canada.
To learn more about CIHR please visit: www.cihr.ca, e-mail: info@cihr.ca or write to: CIHR, 410 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa ON K1A 0W9.
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title:Breathing Exercises Should Be One of Your Tools in Completely Controlling Your Asthma Condition
author:Peter T Kavanagh
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_4631.shtml
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Until recently, western medical research has been inconclusive in determining whether or not there is real benefit for an asthmatic to conduct breathing exercises as part of an overall asthma management program. These exercises have certainly been popular in many alternative type asthma management programs but have not yet been embraced by allopathic, or traditional western physicians.
But they are beneficial and will help an asthma sufferer reduce symptoms and increase strength.
The two most often practiced techniques are Buteyko (named after the Russian doctor who developed them) and a yoga training technique known as pranayama. In very simple terms, Buteyko exercises involve breathing through the nose (not mouth), exhaling for as long as possible and then holding the breath as long as possible at the end of the exhale. During the inhale, a series of short, but shallow breaths are practiced. Pranayama is about correct posture, relaxation and controlled, slow inhalation and exhalation, with a focus on using the diaphragm muscles to assist with breathing.
While breathing techniques have long been supported by naturopathic physicians, it is only in the last several years that the allopathic medical community (traditional doctors) has moved to try and quantify any potential benefit from these exercises. One study, published in the March 2004 edition of “Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine” concluded there might be some benefit, although more study was required.
In several patient groups (some using buteyko training and others using pranayana), there did appear to be reduced asthma symptoms although lung function did not appreciably change (as measured by PEFR). Nevertheless, patients felt better and did experience a reduction in need for relief medications.
How do breathing exercises help asthmatics
Since asthma is related to inflammation of the lungs and constriction of the smooth involuntary bronchiole muscles, how can doing breathing exercises help alleviate symptoms?
For starters, it is estimated that some 30% of asthmatics suffer some degree of breathing dysfunction. Bad habits are easily learned when suffering from asthma symptoms and it is not uncommon for those habits to continue in between attacks – breathing through the mouth and short, shallow breaths for example.
This type of breathing deprives the lungs of their full potential to effectively exchange oxygen with carbon dioxide. Breathing exercises enforce good habits where the full range of lung function is used. Consequently, the body gets the oxygen it needs and the chronic asthmatic feels better, with more energy.
And not only will it make the breathing process more efficient, there is evidence that breathing muscles (diaphragm and lung muscles) are strengthened. So even if breath training doesn’t directly improve lung function, eliminating bad habits will improve overall health and quality of life. And this new energy level is important in getting stronger and finding the motivation to attack asthma with a total management plan that results in symptoms being completely controlled – with very little, if any need for medications.
In addition to increased energy levels and stronger lung muscles, there is another benefit to breathing exercises –even if it doesn’t directly result in increased lung function. And that is when actually enduring an asthma attack.
Anyone who has asthma knows what it is like to struggle for breath. You can’t get enough air into your lungs and just as agonizing, you can’t seem to get any air out. Asthmatics who practice correct breathing exercises are much more likely to be able to endure, in a controlled manner, an asthma attack than those that don’t.
Of course that is not to say that controlled breathing replaces relief medication – it most certainly doesn’t. But it does contribute, in a real way, to stabilizing the attack because the asthmatic can fight the temptation to start breathing in an uncontrolled manner. Indeed, biofeedback, a technique in which patients are trained to basically will themselves to breath more efficiently, seems to be getting more and more traction.
Controlling asthma cannot be achieved by only using one tool. Multiple tools should be used – in addition to the control and relief medications prescribed by your physician. Diet, exercise, trigger controls are all essential components; and so is a good and consistent program of breathing exercises. Using all of these tools will allow an asthmatic to completely control her disease and enjoy a symptom free lifestyle.
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title:Breathing Your Way To Health
author:Gerard Bulger
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_1516.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
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Breathing, yes of course we do it, if not we'd be dead, obvious isn't it. But in the far east Breathing techniques have been used for thousands of years. Not only as a means of improving the health and vitality of both the body and mind, but also as a means of connecting to the Higher Spiritual Realms. In the far east the practice is called Pranayama and is an integral part of Hatha Yoga.
There must be a word of warning, to the uninitiated, using Pranayama techniques too vigorously or forcibly can cause damage to the heart, lungs or even mind. It is always best to practice these techniques gently, don't be in a rush, the benefits can last the whole of your life. And for your purposes, it is only the basic techniques that are needed to accumulate Qi (chee or chi) in the body for use by your Inner-Self to help manifest your desired reality. If over time you feel the benefit of these gentle exercises, then that is the time to explore this area in greater detail and to seek adequate instruction.
A Brief History of Pranayama and Qi Qong:
The Indians developed the idea of Prana, a semi-mystical life force that pervades the body, which is responsible for life, health and transcendence. The Chinese developed the idea of life force being Qi, a force that helps maintain end extend life. The Chinese concept is not as mystical as the Indian, but both arrived at a system that could benefit the body and mind using similar techniques.
Pranayama is a 'Sanskrit' word meaning 'control of breath'. Its essence lies in the modification of our normal process of breathing. Breathing is an act in which we take air from the atmosphere into our lungs, absorb the oxygen from it into our blood, and expel the air again into the atmosphere together with carbon dioxide and water vapor.
Pranayama consists of modifications of the breathing process, which we bring about deliberately and consciously. We can modify breathing in three different ways:

By inhaling and exhaling rapidly, taking shallow breaths.
By inhaling and exhaling slowly, taking long or deep breaths.
By stopping the act of breathing altogether.

We are primarily concerned with No 2. This type of breath control will allow us to create the necessary extra Qi(chee) our bodies need to increase fitness levels and a clearer mind.
The original Prana breathing methods were part of the ancient Indian Vedas some 1200 to 1500 BC. The most sacred Indian text of the second century BC the 'Bhagavadgita' mentions Pranayama as a means of spiritual enlightenment. Although the process of spiritual enlightenment is far less easy to quantify, the use of Pranayama as a means of strengthening the health is well documented.
Pranayama breathing techniques are often used as a precursor to meditation.
Qi Qong, is similar to Pranayama in that Qi (chee) means breath or breath of life and 'Qong' means mental control over the body. It is believed that Qi Qong is even older than Pranayama and early breath control practices became an important part of Chinese medicine. When you next yawn, which might be now, seeing how we have mentioned it. Observe how you feel when the yawn has finished, your body will be relaxed, if you had any pain or discomfort, this would be alleviated for a few seconds. This is an example of how the changing of your normal breathing pattern can bring a change to your body conditions. The Chinese believe it is the disruption of the flow of Qi within the body that causes many diseases and the re-establishment of the Qi (energy) flows that can bring about an upturn in our well being.
Using these practices on a daily basis can give us a good platform for strengthening our immune systems.
A word of caution, be very mindful when performing this Pranayama (Yoga Breathing Exercise), and return to normal breathing if you feel light-headed, dizzy, or faint. Remember we only need the basic breath control here, if you think Pranayama can bring you more benefits then look for one of the many good books available or better still join a class.
Posture:
There are several postures recommended for Pranayama breathing exercises, most include the type of sitting with crossed legs that can be seen in many books or TV programs. Not many people have the time to spend learning how to achieve these postures, although they can prove beneficial. But to start your basic breathing exercise there is only one rule, 'NO slouching'. If you prefer to sit, keep a straight back, this will allow for the free passage of air between the throat, lungs and abdomen. Keeping a straight back will also keep your mind more alert. Although you can lie down if necessary, it is more difficult to do deep breathing while on your back, initially anyway. If you wish to learn about the other postures recommended, there are many good books available on Hatha Yoga.
Breathing:
Unless stated all inhalations and exhalations should be through your nostrils, this allows the body greater control over respiration.
Belly Breathing:
To do yoga belly breathing properly you should allow your lungs to fill from the bottom up, this will assure you of maximum air penetration and absorption. The lungs lay just behind the rib cage and are attached to the ribs, they are therefore pulled open and closed by them. If you are breathing only with the top half of the chest, the top of your lungs will open first so that the air fills them only up at the very top. If on the other hand you push your belly out as you inhale you will expand your diaphragm first. The lower ribs will then push out and open the lower portion of the lung first. The air will then rush down into them to fill the vacuum there and so fills your whole lung chamber from the bottom to the top. When you exhale, you are in effect reversing the process, by pulling the belly in at the end of the exhalation. This last movement pushes the air complexly out of the lower portion of your lungs and so pushes all the toxins of the used air out of your lungs. 
Don't worry if takes you a little time to practice and feel right when using this breathing method.
Re-Cap.
Deeper, steady breathing can increase the amount of oxygen the body can use to burn out disease.
The use of Pranayama increase the amount of 'chi' the body can use, for health and spiritual matters.
'Chi' can be used by the Inner and Higher-Self to help manifest your desires.
Start to breathe deeper when relaxing during the day and see what a difference it can make to how you feel.
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Title:
Brief History of Birth Control

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555

Summary:
This article briefly summarizes important key ideas on how history of birth control began. Starting from ancient beliefs up to present methods, people have developed different methods of contraceptives adaptable during their own time period. This article also includes strange rituals of ancient people on how to prevent pregnancy.


Keywords:
history of birth control


Article Body:
Recent studies show that out of the eight most common reasons for people having sexual intercourse, getting pregnant is always the last.  It seems that even if human being are biologically wired to be sexually aroused to ensure reproduction of the species, bearing children places a distant second to pleasure when it comes to sexual motivation. Ever since history began, men and women have always wanted to be the ones deciding on whether or not to have a child. Contraceptives were used in one method or another for thousands of years throughout human history. In fact, family planning has always been practiced even in societies that are dominated by political, social, and religious codes that require people to “become fruitful and multiply.”

Of course, the earlier methods used before the 20th century were not as safe and as effective as the ones we have today. Before, Chinese women drank mercury and lead to be able to control fertility, but often results in sterility or death. In Europe, during the Middle Ages, magicians advised women to wear weasel testicles on their thighs or hang its amputated foot around their necks. Other amulets during this time include wreaths of herbs, cat livers, hare anus, and even flax lint tied in a cloth and soaked in menstrual blood. It was also believed before that a woman could avoid pregnancy by walking around a spot where a pregnant wolf had urinated for three times.

To start of the history of birth control, behavioral methods are seen to depict how people see contraceptives way before birth control pills even existed. Abstinence, specifically for women, was an important issue for ancient people who understood the connection between vaginal intercourse and reproduction. After menarche (time of their first menstrual period), women in many cultures were expected to maintain their virginity. This way, their future husbands could be sure of the paternity of their children.

Augustine of Hippo, an early Christian church bishop, taught that masturbation as well as other  alternatives to sexual intercourse (outer course) were much grave than sins of fornication, rape, incest, and adultery. Because fornication, rape, incest, and adultery could lead to pregnancy, they were considered as “natural” sins. While this was happening, Mallinaga Vatsayayana in India was already writing the world's greatest literary work of pro creative and non-procreative sex play, Kama Sutra. Outer-course revived in America during the 1940s and '50s. During this time, virginity was considered very important for unmarried women. Having outer course in the back seat of a car at drive-in movies allowed young women to have sex while remaining “technically” virgin.

Outercourse became history when the pill became available during the sexual revolution of the '60s. By the '80s, vaginal intercourse was somewhat a normal event for people. But as the sexual revolution began losing its charm with the spread of AIDS, many people began wondering if they are passing up on any other pleasures of sex play. Wanting more romance, people of the 21st century are now rediscovering pleasure of seduction, courtship, and outer course.

History of birth control does not stop here. From withdrawal methods in ancient China, to the condom and vaginal sponge, to the never ending use of contraceptive foams, creams, jellies, film, and suppositories, many people have been practicing several methods for preventing pregnancy even up until today.


Title:
Bright Lights and Jagged Lines

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634

Summary:
Visual migraine is a nuerological condition, not an eye problem.  It is a type of migraine associated with shimmering lights sensation and may or may not involve headache.


Keywords:
visual migraine, migraine remedies


Article Body:
It  occurs without a warning. They look like jagged flashes of lightning bolts shimmering around the object or field of vision. It usually interferes or obscure vision. The seemingly hallucination episode usually lasts for 15-20 minutes and may or may not be followed by a headache. You might think that you are seeing things or getting insane. No. This condition is known as visual migraine. 
What is Visual Migraine?
Migraine is thought to occur when dilation and constriction of the arteries in the head lead to an extremely painful headache. Visual migraine, on the other hand, is a condition believed to be of the same cause as of migraine but instead of the spasm affecting the surface of the brain, it affects the ocular blood supply resulting to vasospasm, a spasm of arteries behind the eye, which shuts off blood flow to the optic nerve.
Visual migraine is like a temporary loss of vision associated with bright flashing lights and jagged geometric lines. It is not a blacking out of vision or a total blindness. Sometimes, a person experiencing visual migraine may think that he/she is hallucinating. A visual hallucination is actually a visual perception that does not involve the external stimuli. Thus, the person's frequent jagged geometric auras qualify as visual hallucination. However, it is important to understand that having visual hallucination in connection with visual migraine doesn't mean the person is getting insane, which is a common misinterpretation. 
More often than not, visual disturbance in visual migraine usually starts in the peripheral vision consisting of almost circular, jagged, shimmering spot which enlarges and moves to the center area which usually obscure the vision. The light is described to be of pale pastel shade. This episode disappears after 15-20 minutes and a mild headache may or may not occur.  many people experiencing this condition often complain of tiredness and mood changes.
Symptoms & Causes
Although there is no known causes of migraine, it is believe that stress can trigger migraine. The “weekend” headache usually follows the stress relief of a frenetic week during which the blood vessels in the head relax and constrict. Eye-related headaches occur after extended periods of reading, watching television, computer work, or anything that requires intense concentration. A tendency for the eyes to cross or drift outward may also bring on headaches, as well as eyestrain related to wearing of eyeglasses. However, symptoms from headaches can be extremely variable and may be dependent on the underlying problem. It is important to remember that this conditon is a nuerological problem, not an eye problem.
Triggers
Any stimulus that produces a reaction is called a Trigger.  Many things can trigger a migraine attack such as: alcohol (eg. red wine)
caffeine (coffee, chocolate)
monosodium glutamate ( MSG usually found in asian foods)
nitrates (processed foods, hotdogs)
environmental factors (weather, altitude, time zone changes)
exposure to light (brightness, glare)
hormonal changes (in women)
hunger
lack of sleep
anxiety
stress
medications (over-the-counter and prescription)
perfumes

Treatment and Remedies
Usually, this condition resolves even without treatment and many people never have another episode. Some people may continue to have them. An examination of the eye is important to rule out any other causes for these symptoms.
In very rare situations that these symptoms continue to recur on a regular basis and interfere with one's quality of life, then treatment is available with pills that both decrease the frequency of attacks as well its severity. Treatment usually begins upon consultation with an family physician or neurologist.
There are several over-the-counter and prescription medicines that can provide migraine remedies or aid in relieving symptoms of attacks when they happen. For most people, treatments to relieve stress prove to be equally helpful as migraine remedies. Always remember to consult your physicians for proper diagnosis of your condition before taking any medication.


Title:
Bringing Back The Lost Sexual Drive

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679

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The loss of sexual desire is the most common sexual health problem among women regardless of age. Since women's loss of sexual desire is caused by a combination of physical and psychological factors, more than one treatment approach is usually required to fix the problem.


Keywords:
sexual health problems


Article Body:
When a woman loses her desire for sex, it's not just in her head. The loss of sexual desire is the most common sexual health problem among women regardless of age. A recent study suggests that about a third of women aged 18 to 59 are suffering from a loss of interest in sex, also known as Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD).
Many factors may be attributed to a lack of sexual desire and drive in women including:
· Interpersonal relationship issues including partner performance problems, lack of emotional satisfaction in the relationship, the birth of a child, and becoming a caregiver for a sickly loved one can decrease sexual desire.

· Socio-cultural or career factors including job stress, peer pressure, and media images of sexuality can negatively influence sexual desire.

· Low testosterone also affects sexual drive in both men and women. Testosterone levels peak in women in their mid-20s and then steadily declines until menopause, when the said level drops dramatically.

· Medical problems or mental illnesses such as depression, or medical conditions, such as endometriosis, fibroids, and thyroid disorders, impact a woman's sexual drive both mentally and physically.

· Medications such as antidepressants (including the new generation of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRI), blood pressure-lowering drugs, and oral contraceptives can lower sexual drive by decreasing testosterone levels or affecting blood flow.

· Age is also a factor since androgens fall continuously in women as they age.
Since women's loss of sexual desire is caused by a combination of physical and psychological factors, more than one treatment approach is usually required to fix the problem. As soon as the factors causing low sexual desire have been determined, potential treatment options may include:
· Sex therapy and/or relationship counseling.  Sexual health problems usually affect both parties in a relationship and should be discussed together or individually with a mental health professional.

· Changing medications or altering the dose.  Sexual health problems caused by medications can be remedied by a change of prescription. Using alternative therapies may also be recommended. If an oral contraceptive is suspected as the culprit in lowering testosterone levels, a different formulation or non-hormonal birth control methods may be prescribed.
· Addressing underlying medical conditions. Medical problems contributing to low sexual desire may require surgical treatment, such as the removal of painful fibroids or medication.

· Use of vaginal estrogens. In postmenopausal women, vaginal dryness may be treated with vaginal estrogen creams.

· Testosterone therapy. Although no hormone or drug has been approved by the FDA to treat sexual health problems in women, many gynecologists recommend off-label uses of testosterone therapy for women with low sexual desire to restore testosterone to normal (pre-menopausal) levels.
In addition, several therapies involving testosterone pills or skin patches specifically designed to treat female sexual problems are currently being studied in hopes of getting FDA approval in the near future. Initial studies have shown that the patch significantly improved both sexual desire and satisfaction compared with placebo among postmenopausal women who had their ovaries removed.
The third phase of clinical trials of the testosterone patch involving several thousand women worldwide is currently wrapping up and the results should be published soon. For the first time, this study looked at the effect of the testosterone patches in naturally menopausal women as well as those who have undergone surgical or early menopause caused by chemotherapy or removal of their ovaries.
Drugs are usually tested against a placebo (sugar pill) where there is a high expectation from users. This will help measure their effect scientifically. It also helps explain why many supplements claim to be effective in treating sexual health problems such as low sexual desire. Because expectations play such a large role in sexual desire, over-the-counter products may claim that they're effective, but it's likely just a placebo effect.
In the last few years, however, the introduction of anti-impotence treatments has encouraged more research to dig deeper into the causes of sexual health problems among both men and women. Recent medical advances yield more effective treatments and helpful therapies to put the lust back into the lives of more men and women.


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Bringing it Back from the Dead: A Woman's Guide to Impotence

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Having problems getting it up? It seems to most people that impotence is a problem that only affects men, but they're wrong. Impotence is also a problem that affects women, mainly the partners of the suffering men. Being the other half in a relationship, women are integral to its success. Women also suffer when their partner is impotent because, apart from the sexual aspect, they are likely to blame themselves for the disorder.

Impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction or ED, commonly affects sexually mature males. It is characterized by the repeated inability to have or maintain an erection. Impotence can be caused by psychological issues, stress, alcohol abuse, smoking, hormonal deficiency, or  conditions such as diabetes and  cardiovascular disease. While there are no specific tests being done to diagnose it, there are tests that can be helpful in ruling out any possible medical or psychological condition causing it. When the cause is determined, the proper course of treatment will then be prescribed.

There is a sad lack of education for the public in general when it comes to erectile dysfunction. Unfortunately this becomes evident when a man begins to manifest the symptoms. Men often keep the condition a secret from their partners, fearing that it will make their partner see them as lacking in some way. This might make them act distant, irritable or even angry during intimate moments. When something goes wrong in the bedroom, women tend to blame themselves first. They begin to question their own desirability and/or sexual prowess. They may even suspect that their partner is having an affair, and begin to feel angry, anxious, hurt or neglected.

If a woman's partner is suffering from impotence, her reactions may determine the man's reactions to it. For example, when a woman begins questioning her partner about his erratic behavior, she may aggravate the feelings of guilt and shame that he is harboring. This will make him react to what he perceives is an attack on him and his masculinity. If a woman then pulls away thinking it confirms her suspicions of an affair or that she has done something wrong, it might shut down the communication between them. Once the communication stops, add in the turbulent emotions experienced by either side and you have a cocktail for disaster.

On the other hand, some women try too hard. Buying lingerie, dressing provocatively or frequently demanding sex as a sign of reassurance will not help matters at all. In fact, it might make the situation worse, putting more pressure on the man to perform. The stress that he feels from the performance anxiety will only aggravate the condition, because stress can contribute to erectile dysfunction. It will not help either if the couple pretends that nothing is wrong, because it is not an issuer that will just go away. Men and women must recognize the seriousness of the matter, especially as an indicator of other, more life-threatening problems.

Women need to approach their partners with a matter of fact attitude towards the issue at hand, laced with a great deal of love and sensitivity. Men are most vulnerable at this time, so be his friend. Reassure him that while the sexual aspect is important to your relationship, his condition doesn't make him undesirable. Treat the issue not as a sexual problem, but rather as a physical problem that medical advice can shed light on. Let him know that he has your support, and remain open to different ways of obtaining pleasure without penetration. No secrets should ever get between a woman and her partner, especially in bed where you are both at your most vulnerable. Remember that, while sex is important, there are other facets that complete your relationship.


title:Bring Back Your Independence through the help of a Power Wheel Chair!
author:Maricon Williams
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Life is annoying when you are precluded from doing things that you want to do. It hits you hard when you can see other people enjoying the things that can also be enjoyed by you but the chance of doing it was already withheld. It is also miserable when you depend too much on other people. At the back of your mind you sense helplessness and vulnerability. These are the mixed emotions that persons confined in a wheel chair feel.
Now, they can be freed from misery and apprehensions and live an equally normal life. With the help of power wheel chairs, a new life can work loose with them. Now they can participate in any activity they desire. They can go wherever they wanted to. They can have the greatest level of independence that they long for. The advantages of a power wheel chair above traditional manual chairs are plentiful and somewhat straightforward. The most noticeable, of course, being their battery-power which enables the occupant to move under their own preference. By itself, this is a marked enhancement over conventional models for those lacking the arm strength to wheel themselves up a ramp.
The adding of self-contained batteries to each chair, improved their mobility and made more specialized chairs possible. Chairs can now be modified for a number of new and precise applications. Today, there are custom chairs which have the ability to ascend stairs. For those suffering from severe paralysis, there are chairs that are operated with breath control. It is the most recent breakthrough that makes wheel chairs easier to control.
Most, if not all, electric wheelchairs are now guided by joysticks fastened to the armrest. By allowing the occupant to easily control the chair's motion, without someone behind pushing, negotiating a tight aisle is relatively simple. Advancement in suspension and designed tuning radius convey smooth changes in mobility and direction. The standard for power wheelchairs continues to cater the needs which are then considered inaccessible.
When someone is confined to a wheelchair, especially for life, the ergonomics and facilities are not inconsequential concerns. There are doable extravagances like a reclining power wheelchair and other customizations. The fact is, though, that the more comfortable, purposeful and maneuverable your new wheelchair is, the more the occupant will be grateful for his new found independence. We want the best for our loved ones and the way to prove it is to give him the best comfort and care possible!
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Lately I've been sharing my horrifying saga  of my Generic Viagra obsessed  mother-in-law, who was convinced, from the very moment of our wedding, that I  would be incapable of properly satisfying her daughter.  The story has been truly awful-my  mother-in-law, named Beulah, is enough to make any man's blood run cold, even  to interfere with proper blood flow to his penis, and thereby lead to erectile  dysfunction.  Luckily, Generic Viagra can help with that.  But it's hard not to have trouble getting a  rock-hard long dong when your mother-in-law is practically lying in the bed  with you, like some official in a sporting event.  I often had nightmares about her, sitting  atop some tall chair at the side of our bed, like a tennis referee, her head  looking back and forth, back and forth, as my huge erection swung around in the  air, then pounded her daughter-in and out, in and out, with authoritative  forehand and backhand strokes.  I hardly  needed any Generic Viagra to do the  deed back in those early days of our marriage!   But no matter what I did, those nightmares continued-I'd dream I was  having sex with my wife, and I'd look over to see my mother-in-law atop her  tennis chair, shouting "Foot fault!  Foot  fault!  Love 45!  Game, set, match!" 


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Lately I've been sharing my horrifying saga  of my Generic Viagra obsessed  mother-in-law, who was convinced, from the very moment of our wedding, that I  would be incapable of properly satisfying her daughter.  The story has been truly awful-my  mother-in-law, named Beulah, is enough to make any man's blood run cold, even  to interfere with proper blood flow to his penis, and thereby lead to erectile  dysfunction.  Luckily, Generic Viagra can help with that.  But it's hard not to have trouble getting a  rock-hard long dong when your mother-in-law is practically lying in the bed  with you, like some official in a sporting event.  I often had nightmares about her, sitting  atop some tall chair at the side of our bed, like a tennis referee, her head  looking back and forth, back and forth, as my huge erection swung around in the  air, then pounded her daughter-in and out, in and out, with authoritative  forehand and backhand strokes.  I hardly  needed any Generic Viagra to do the  deed back in those early days of our marriage!   But no matter what I did, those nightmares continued-I'd dream I was  having sex with my wife, and I'd look over to see my mother-in-law atop her  tennis chair, shouting "Foot fault!  Foot  fault!  Love 45!  Game, set, match!" 
I guess it all began when I learned, even  before the wedding, that Beulah mixed Generic  Viagra into her husband's food, just to get his poor, shriveled schlang  hard enough for her to mount.  The very  idea seemed grotesque-like imagining some rodeo bull riding the cowboy!  But if it was bad when we first got married,  and I was actually still banging my wife the way I did on our first date, you  can imagine how bad it got when the years and stress at work caught up with me,  and I began suffering from erectile dysfunction!  My wife begged me to order Generic Viagra, and, alas, at some  point, she mentioned it to her dear mother.   I have to admit, I didn't realize how much truth there was to the old  bag's words about "the women in her line," until I started having  problems.  My wife needed sex, and she  needed it bad!  So of course, she went  running to mommy!  Not for sex of course,  you sickos!  For Generic Viagra!  She knew I  would be too stubborn to admit I had a problem and order some myself, so she  ran off to consult with mother dearest.   Of course, old Beulah was more than willing to share her stash, which  she kept in a big container in the kitchen, marked "sugar."  She also shared some recipes.  My wife, luckily, said we'd follow the advice  on the Generic Viagra box, and  simply take a pill the normal way, an hour or so before we got it on. 
Yes,  when my mother-in-law heard that I was floppy and flaccid as an old garden  hose, and needed Generic Viagra, she  was scandalized.  It was as if I'd  committed some act of criminal negligence-sexual negligence of her precious  daughter, who, she was sure, had inherited "her mother's nymphomania, which had  been in her line for generations."  Why  hadn't I asked for some Generic Viagrasooner?   These were among the questions she gave me when she came with her  daughter to my doorstep, to deliver my erectile dysfunction treatment, and to  share some sex tips.  But her ridiculous  sex tips are a good topic for another story, guys.  Until then, take my advice, and pick up some Generic Viagra.  It'll plug up your wife, and shut up your  mother-in-law!


title:Brink's Unified Theory of Nutrition
author:Will Brink
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When people hear the term Unified Theory, some times called the Grand Unified Theory, or even "Theory of Everything," they probably think of it in terms of physics, where a Unified Theory, or single theory capable of defining the nature of the interrelationships among nuclear, electromagnetic, and gravitational forces, would reconcile seemingly incompatible aspects of various field theories to create a single comprehensive set of equations.
Such a theory could potentially unlock all the secrets of nature and the universe itself, or as theoretical physicist Michio Katu, puts it "an equation an inch long that would allow us to read the mind of God." That's how important unified theories can be. However, unified theories don't have to deal with such heady topics as physics or the nature of the universe itself, but can be applied to far more mundane topics, in this case nutrition.
Regardless of the topic, a unified theory, as stated above, seeks to explain seemingly incompatible aspects of various theories. In this article I attempt to unify seemingly incompatible or opposing views regarding nutrition, namely, what is probably the longest running debate in the nutritional sciences: calories vs. macro nutrients.
One school, I would say the 'old school' of nutrition, maintains weight loss or weight gain is all about calories, and "a calorie is a calorie," no matter the source (e.g., carbs, fats, or proteins). They base their position on various lines of evidence to come to that conclusion.
The other school, I would call more the 'new school' of thought on the issue, would state that gaining or losing weight is really about where the calories come from (e.g., carbs, fats, and proteins), and that dictates weight loss or weight gain. Meaning, they feel, the "calorie is a calorie" mantra of the old school is wrong. They too come to this conclusion using various lines of evidence.
This has been an ongoing debate between people in the field of nutrition, biology, physiology, and many other disciplines, for decades. The result of which has led to conflicting advice and a great deal of confusion by the general public, not to mention many medical professionals and other groups.
Before I go any further, two key points that are essential to understand about any unified theory:
* A good unified theory is simple, concise, and understandable even to lay people. However, underneath, or behind that theory, is often a great deal of information that can take up many volumes of books. So, for me to outline all the information I have used to come to these conclusions, would take a large book, if not several and is far beyond the scope of this article.
* A unified theory is often proposed by some theorist before it can even be proven or fully supported by physical evidence. Over time, different lines of evidence, whether it be mathematical, physical, etc., supports the theory and thus solidifies that theory as being correct, or continued lines of evidence shows the theory needs to be revised or is simply incorrect. I feel there is now more than enough evidence at this point to give a unified theory of nutrition and continuing lines of evidence will continue (with some possible revisions) to solidify the theory as fact.
"A Calorie Is A Calorie"
The old school of nutrition, which often includes most nutritionists, is a calorie is a calorie when it comes to gaining or losing weight. That weight loss or weight gain is strictly a matter of "calories in, calories out." Translated, if you "burn" more calories than you take in, you will lose weight regardless of the calorie source and if you eat more calories than you burn off each day, you will gain weight, regardless of the calorie source.
This long held and accepted view of nutrition is based on the fact that protein and carbs contain approx 4 calories per gram and fat approximately 9 calories per gram and the source of those calories matters not. They base this on the many studies that finds if one reduces calories by X number each day, weight loss is the result and so it goes if you add X number of calories above what you use each day for gaining weight.
However, the "calories in calories out" mantra fails to take into account modern research that finds that fats, carbs, and proteins have very different effects on the metabolism via countless pathways, such as their effects on hormones (e.g., insulin, leptin, glucagon, etc), effects on hunger and appetite, thermic effects (heat production), effects on uncoupling proteins (UCPs), and 1000 other effects that could be mentioned.
Even worse, this school of thought fails to take into account the fact that even within a macro nutrient, they too can have different effects on metabolism. This school of thought ignores the ever mounting volume of studies that have found diets with different macro nutrient ratios with identical calorie intakes have different effects on body composition, cholesterol levels, oxidative stress, etc.
Translated, not only is the mantra "a calorie us a calorie" proven to be false, "all fats are created equal" or "protein is protein" is also incorrect. For example, we no know different fats (e.g. fish oils vs. saturated fats) have vastly different effects on metabolism and health in general, as we now know different carbohydrates have their own effects (e.g. high GI vs. low GI), as we know different proteins can have unique effects.
The "Calories Don't Matter" School Of Thought
This school of thought will typically tell you that if you eat large amounts of some particular macro nutrient in their magic ratios, calories don't matter. For example, followers of ketogenic style diets that consist of high fat intakes and very low carbohydrate intakes (i.e., Atkins, etc.) often maintain calories don't matter in such a diet.
Others maintain if you eat very high protein intakes with very low fat and carbohydrate intakes, calories don't matter. Like the old school, this school fails to take into account the effects such diets have on various pathways and ignore the simple realities of human physiology, not to mention the laws of thermodynamics!
The reality is, although it's clear different macro nutrients in different amounts and ratios have different effects on weight loss, fat loss, and other metabolic effects, calories do matter. They always have and they always will. The data, and real world experience of millions of dieters, is quite clear on that reality.
The truth behind such diets is that they are often quite good at suppressing appetite and thus the person simply ends up eating fewer calories and losing weight. Also, the weight loss from such diets is often from water vs. fat, at least in the first few weeks. That's not to say people can't experience meaningful weight loss with some of these diets, but the effect comes from a reduction in calories vs. any magical effects often claimed by proponents of such diets.
Weight Loss Vs. Fat Loss!
This is where we get into the crux of the true debate and why the two schools of thought are not actually as far apart from one another as they appear to the untrained eye. What has become abundantly clear from the studies performed and real world evidence is that to lose weight we need to use more calories than we take in (via reducing calorie intake and or increasing exercise), but we know different diets have different effects on the metabolism, appetite, body composition, and other physiological variables...
Brink's Unified Theory of Nutrition
...Thus, this reality has led me to Brink's Unified Theory of Nutrition which states:
"Total calories dictates how much weight a person gains or loses;
macro nutrient ratios dictates what a person gains or loses"
This seemingly simple statement allows people to understand the differences between the two schools of thought. For example, studies often find that two groups of people put on the same calorie intakes but very different ratios of carbs, fats, and proteins will lose different amounts of bodyfat and or lean body mass (i.e., muscle, bone, etc.).
Some studies find for example people on a higher protein lower carb diet lose approximately the same amount of weight as another group on a high carb lower protein diet, but the group on the higher protein diet lost more actual fat and less lean body mass (muscle). Or, some studies using the same calorie intakes but different macro nutrient intakes often find the higher protein diet may lose less actual weight than the higher carb lower protein diets, but the actual fat loss is higher in the higher protein low carb diets. This effect has also been seen in some studies that compared high fat/low carb vs. high carb/low fat diets. The effect is usually amplified if exercise is involved as one might expect.
Of course these effects are not found universally in all studies that examine the issue, but the bulk of the data is clear: diets containing different macro nutrient ratios do have different effects on human physiology even when calorie intakes are identical (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11).
Or, As The Authors Of One Recent Study That Looked At The Issue Concluded:
"Diets with identical energy contents can have different effects on leptin concentrations, energy expenditure, voluntary food intake, and nitrogen balance, suggesting that the physiologic adaptations to energy restriction can be modified by dietary composition."(12)
The point being, there are many studies confirming that the actual ratio of carbs, fats, and proteins in a given diet can effect what is actually lost (i.e., fat, muscle, bone, and water) and that total calories has the greatest effect on how much total weight is lost. Are you starting to see how my unified theory of nutrition combines the "calorie is a calorie" school with the "calories don't matter" school to help people make decisions about nutrition?
Knowing this, it becomes much easier for people to understand the seemingly conflicting diet and nutrition advice out there (of course this does not account for the down right unscientific and dangerous nutrition advice people are subjected to via bad books, TV, the 'net, and well meaning friends, but that's another article altogether).
Knowing the above information and keeping the Unified Theory of Nutrition in mind, leads us to some important and potentially useful conclusions:
* An optimal diet designed to make a person lose fat and retain as much LBM as possible is not the same as a diet simply designed to lose weight.
* A nutrition program designed to create fat loss is not simply a reduced calorie version of a nutrition program designed to gain weight, and visa versa.
* Diets need to be designed with fat loss, NOT just weight loss, as the goal, but total calories can't be ignored.
* This is why the diets I design for people-or write about-for gaining or losing weight are not simply higher or lower calorie versions of the same diet. In short: diets plans I design for gaining LBM start with total calories and build macro nutrient ratios into the number of calories required. However, diets designed for fat loss (vs. weight loss!) start with the correct macro nutrient ratios that depend on variables such as amount of LBM the person carries vs. bodyfat percent , activity levels, etc., and figure out calories based on the proper macro nutrient ratios to achieve fat loss with a minimum loss of LBM. The actual ratio of macro nutrients can be quite different for both diets and even for individuals.
* Diets that give the same macro nutrient ratio to all people (e.g., 40/30/30, or 70,30,10, etc.) regardless of total calories, goals, activity levels, etc., will always be less than optimal. Optimal macro nutrient ratios can change with total calories and other variables.
* Perhaps most important, the unified theory explains why the focus on weight loss vs. fat loss by the vast majority of people, including most medical professionals, and the media, will always fail in the long run to deliver the results people want.
* Finally, the Universal Theory makes it clear that the optimal diet for losing fat, or gaining muscle, or what ever the goal, must account not only for total calories, but macro nutrient ratios that optimize metabolic effects and answer the questions: what effects will this diet have on appetite? What effects will this diet have on metabolic rate? What effects will this diet have on my lean body mass (LBM)? What effects will this diet have on hormones; both hormones that may improve or impede my goals? What effects will this diet have on (fill in the blank)?
Simply asking, "how much weight will I lose?" is the wrong question which will lead to the wrong answer. To get the optimal effects from your next diet, whether looking to gain weight or lose it, you must ask the right questions to get meaningful answers.
Asking the right questions will also help you avoid the pitfalls of unscientific poorly thought out diets which make promises they can't keep and go against what we know about human physiology and the very laws of physics!
People that want to know my thoughts on the correct way to lose fat should read my ebook Diet Supplements Revealed, see this website http://www.aboutsupplements.com
If you want to know my thoughts on the best way to set up a diet to gain weight in the form of muscle while minimizing bodyfat, consider reading my ebook Muscle Building Nutrition (AKA Brink's Bodybuilding Bible) at this web site:  http://www.musclebuildingnutrition.com.
BTW, both ebooks also cover supplements for their respective goals along with exercise advice.
There are of course many additional questions that can be asked and points that can be raised as it applies to the above, but those are some of the key issues that come to mind. Bottom line here is, if the diet you are following to either gain or loss weight does not address those issues and or questions, then you can count on being among the millions of disappointed people who don't receive the optimal results they had hoped for and have made yet another nutrition "guru" laugh all the way to the bank at your expense.
Any diet that claims calories don't matter, forget it. Any diet that tells you they have a magic ratio of foods, ignore it. Any diet that tells you any one food source is evil, it's a scam. Any diet that tells you it will work for all people all the time no matter the circumstances, throw it out or give it to someone you don't like!
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According to a research, the top five reasons why people got married are; to signify a life-long commitment, to make a public commitment, for legal status or for financial security, because of religious beliefs, and security for children. However, when parents get divorced, the children's security and well being is seriously at risk.


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According to the Center for Disease Control's National Vital Statistics Report of 2002, 50% of first marriages ended in divorce and 60% of remarriages end in divorce. With these kinds of statistics, and with all the problems and pain a couple goes through, why do people still want to get married?

Even though marriage receives so much bad press these days, walking the aisle is still a very popular exercise. After all, it is human nature to want to feel nurtured and secure.  Getting married is still very much desired for all its promise of unconditional love and companionship. 

But marriage is so much more than just the wedding ceremony or the honeymoon.  It is more than just the intimacy and fun that every couple deserves.  Marriage is also about building a family.  Traditionally, raising children is part and parcel of a marriage partnership --- a task that entails the provision of shelter, clothing, education, and love without which no child can live without. Just as couples want to feel they belong to a loving relationship, so do their children. It also goes without saying that if a marriage is broken, the children would be emotionally affected by it together with their parents. The effects of divorce on children are important to any good parent. But it's not always easy, when a marriage is struggling and someone is hurting, parents should also consider what the specific effects of divorce will be on their children.

There have been many specific studies focusing on the effects of divorce on children. Studies show that children from a broken family are emotionally affected by the marriage breakup and they know that nothing will ever be the same again. They fear change. Not just that the mother or their father will not be around, but they may also lost contact with their extended family, or school routines may change.

Children have a fear of being abandoned. When parents are at odds and are either separated or considering separation, children have a realistic fear that if they lose one parent, they may lose the other. The concept of being alone in the world is a very frightening thing for a child.

Children who have a natural attachment to their parents also fear losing other secure relationships such as those they have with their friends, pets, siblings, neighbors, and so on. Sometimes children are simply attached to their surroundings, and moving into new surroundings can cause an understandable negative reaction. Divorce has also been found to be associated with a higher incidence of depression; withdrawal from friends and family; aggressive, impulsive, or hyperactive behavior; and either withdrawing from participation in the classroom or becoming disruptive.

Academically, children are greatly affected because of their parents divorce or separation. Children from divorced families drop out of school at twice the rate compared with children from “intact” families. They also have lower rates of graduation from high school and college. Children from divorced homes performed more poorly in reading, spelling and math.

Moreover, children of divorced parents are more likely to become delinquent by age 15, regardless of when the divorce took place. Anecdotal evidence points out that parental divorce and living in a single-parent household can influence a person to have thoughts of committing suicide.  Drug use in children is lowest among those children who have been spared from the effects of parental divorce.

Even if there are have been tension and problems at home, some children will be shocked to learn that their parents are getting a divorce.  It may take some time for them to acknowledge and accept that their lives will be different. To help a child cope with shock and stress, parents should be patient with them,  ease into the new routines and living situations if possible and constantly express and reassure their love to them. Based on research, these are the top five reasons why people get married:

1. To signify a life-long commitment
2. To make a public commitment
3. To legalize their partnership or for financial security
4. To formalize their partnership as part of religious belief
5. To provide security for children.

But long after the celebration of the wedding and years after the honeymoon, when reality sets in, many marriages fail to survive.  Despite all the happiness and joy that was shared between the man and the woman during the early years of marriage, they end up separated or divorced --- placing their children's security, health, and well-being at serious risk.


Title:
Bronchitis and Cigarette Smoking

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579

Summary:
The article talks about bronchitis, an ailment that may cause infected individuals to have  breathing difficulties, chest pains, fatigue, and many more. Quitting smoking and healthy lifestyles which involves regular exercise is important in preventing the development of bronchitis.


Keywords:
quit smoking


Article Body:
Cough, fever, sore throat, chills, and breathing problems. Individuals who are experiencing these symptoms may already have bronchitis. Bronchitis is a lung ailment that is characterized by an inflammation of the air passages between the nose and the lungs.  In some cases, the trachea or windpipe may become infected.  The infection of the trachea eventually leads to breathing difficulties.  Bronchitis can be caused by a variety of factors like viral and bacterial infection and cigarette smoking. Because of the effects of cigarette smoke in the development of bronchitis, the need to  quit smoking has been more important than ever. Understanding this bronchitis and other factors that may affect this condition is critical in prevention and treating it.

There are two types of bronchitis: acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis. Acute bronchitis is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection that and may heal without causing any complications. Chronic bronchitis, on the other hand, is a sign of a serious lung ailment that cannot be cured but can only be slowed down or managed in terms of symptom alleviation. Both forms of bronchitis are both inflammations of the air passages but their respective causes and treatments are different.

Acute bronchitis is most widespread during the cold season. It is usually follows a viral infection, some cases of this disease may be accompanied by a secondary bacterial infection. Acute bronchitis, like other upper airway inflammatory ailment may increase a person's risk of developing pneumonia. Common symptoms of this kind of bronchitis may include: wheezing, coughing, chest pains, and sore muscles. Chronic bronchitis, on the other hand, is caused by inhaling bronchial irritants like cigarette smoke, chemical fumes, air pollution, and environmental irritants like mold or dust. This disease develops slowly, middle aged and older individuals have heightened risks of getting diagnosed with bronchitis. Symptoms of chronic bronchitis may include wheezing, expectorating cough, chest pains, and persistent fatigue.

There are many treatments that are prescribed by many health professionals in treating bronchitis. Acute bronchitis can be treated like a common cold but only when there is no secondary infection. Self-medication and home care may include plenty of rest, intake of water and other fluids, and having a smoke-free lifestyle. Individuals with bronchitis can also acetaminophen for fever and pain that may be developed because of this condition. If secondary infection is present, in can be treated with antibiotic as prescribed by doctors. Stopping medication without doctors prescription may lead to the                         re-development of the infection.

Common treatments for chronic bronchitis is more complicated than acute bronchitis and can may depend on the stage of chronic bronchitis. Lifestyle changes is critical in treating this ailment. Individuals with bronchitis are advised to quit smoking, avoid second hand smoke, and other pollutants. Regular and moderate exercise are also important in treating this condition. Drug therapy which includes the use of bronchodilators which are muscle relaxants of the bronchial tubes that helps increase air flow. This medication can be taken orally or by using a nebulizer, a device that delivers medication through the airways.

However, like other kinds of health conditions, prevention is better than cure. The best way to prevent the development of bronchitis is not to begin or quit smoking. Smokers have high risks of dying from bronchitis and other pulmonary illness. In addition to this, smokers who stopped smoking show improvement in lung function and overall health. Avoiding chemical and environmental irritants like air pollution and secondhand smoke are essential for overall health.


Title:
Bronze Beauty: There's a Tanning Lotion for Everyone

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480

Summary:
There's a tanning lotion for virtually everyone who wants to become a bronzed beauty.


Keywords:
tanning lotion, tanning lotions, indoor tanning lotion, tanning bed lotion, sunless tanning lotion,


Article Body:
When it comes to imparting the look of health and vitality, the glow of a suntan can't be beat. Thanks to advances in the chemistry and technology of tanning lotions, you can have a year-round tan even if you live in the harshest of winter climes. Indeed, there's a tanning lotion for virtually everyone who wants to become a bronzed beauty.

Tanning Choices

When you want to achieve that healthy glow, you have three choices: relax outdoors, stay indoors, or go sunless. The type of tan you want dictates the kinds of tanning lotions that are available to you. If you opt for an outdoor tan, you probably want to start with a lotion that will help you build your base tan and jump-start your color. Next, you'll need a tanning lotion that doubles as a sunscreen so that you can deepen your tan without burning. Finally, you'll probably want to choose an after-tan lotion that will moisturize your skin, deepen your tan, and make it last.

If you decide to use a tanning salon, you'll need an indoor tanning lotion. The type of tanning bed lotion you choose depends upon your skin type, how often you go to the salon, and the tan you hope to achieve. Generally speaking, however, you can use a tan accelerator to build your base and keep using the product until your tan has peaked. Next, you can use a booster lotion to deepen your color while moisturizing and protecting your skin. Finally, you can use an extender tanning lotion to keep that glow going.

If you want to (or have to) stay out of the sun or away from the salons, you'll need sunless tanning lotion. A sunless tan is temporary (about five days), but the right products will make it look just as good as the real thing. Before applying a sunless tanning lotion, it's important to exfoliate your skin. Because the sunless tan will only stay as long as your skin cells are intact, it's important to slough off the dead cells before you start. You'll also want to start with your legs and apply the sunless tanning lotion in a circular motion to avoid streaking. Next, move to your torso and then to your arms. Remember to wash your hands every five minutes or so, and go light on the tops of your feet, your knees, your elbows, your neck, and your face.

Buying Tanning Lotion

Because there are so many choices, it pays to buy your tanning lotions from a reputable online source that not only offers a wide range of products, but that also provides information and advice about applying tanning lotions. The best online sources have everything from bronzers and oils to SPF lotions and facial tanning products. Indeed, you should be able to find the highest quality designer tanning lotion at deeply discounted prices. Happy tanning!


title:Brown Burgers May Look Done, But Are They?
author:News Canada
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_94.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
category:health
article:

(NC)-According to Health Canada, summer chefs who cook ground beef burgers on gas grills could have a food safety problem if they rely solely on colour-rather than an instant-read food thermometer-to determine if their patties are adequately cooked. For example, sometimes previously frozen beef burgers may turn brown in the middle before they reach a temperature high enough to kill harmful E. coli bacteria.
That's why it's so important to always use an instant-read food thermometer when cooking hamburgers to check that the burgers reach 71° C (160° F). At this temperature,
E. coli is killed and the hamburgers are considered safe to eat. For more information on food safety, visit the Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education Web site at www.canfightbac.org.
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title:Brushing Tips For Your Teeth
author:Jason Bibb
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_3999.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
category:health
article:

Although tooth brushing seems to be something that you shouldn’t even pay attention to when doing it, there are a few things to consider if you wish to maximize the efficiency of your brushing. Begin by selecting toothpaste that works well for your teeth. Combined with correct tooth brushing, you can eliminate negative factors such as tooth decay, gum diseases, tooth loss and bad breath. Toothpaste that contains fluoride makes the teeth a lot more resistant to decay and aids in repairing early decay of the tooth enamel before the problem starts to develop. Plaque and stains may also be removed in time by certain polishing ingredients found in some toothpaste products. Good toothpaste will also leave your mouth feeling fresh for at least an hour or two.
Selecting toothpaste
It is up to you to make a choice in determining your favorite toothpaste. You can go with a gel or paste and there is a huge variety of flavors – select the one you like and then consult with your dentist to see if the active ingredients in the product are effective. In fact, it is a great idea to select your toothpaste with your dentist’s advice. Don’t use a lot of toothbrush for one brushing – simply place an amount comparable in size to a pea and proceed brushing your teeth. When you brush your teeth try to do it at a 45-degree angle, directing the motion of the brush towards the gum line. Make sure to brush the front and back of your teeth, but do not neglect their backside. If you want to teach your child to brush their teeth effectively, only use small amounts of toothpaste – look for toothpaste specially designed for children under the age of six in stores for best results. As far as brushing duration is concerned, you can try to keep brushing your teeth for about three minutes.
Selecting your toothbrush It is also important to get a toothbrush that will work well with your teeth type and gums. The average brush has approximately 2,500 bristles that are grouped into tufts. The tufts are folded and placed into holes in the head of the brush and fixed in place. The handle is made of plastic and rubber for increased grip and hand comfort. A toothbrush with a smaller head is often recommended, since it allows you to reach every portion of the back side of your teeth as well. The handle length is also important from this perspective – it should be long enough for you to reach all corners of your mouth. If you are having difficulties gripping the smaller and thinner handles, you can always go for a thick handle toothbrush.
Copyright 2006 Jason Bibb
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Title:
BTE HEARING AIDS

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519

Summary:
Behind the ear, also known as BTE, hearing aids are far and away the most commonly used type of hearing aid.  These hearing aids are also what most people picture when hearing aids are mentioned.


Keywords:
Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid,


Article Body:
Behind the ear, also known as BTE, hearing aids are far and away the most commonly used type of hearing aid.  These hearing aids are also what most people picture when hearing aids are mentioned.  The electronics  which make a BTE hearing aid function are housed in a plastic case which fits behind the ear and has a tube that connects it to an ear mold which fits in the ear canal. 

They are designed to accommodate the entire spectrum of hearing losses, from the mild to the severe.   Although they are more conspicuous then hearing aids that fit entirely in the ear canal, they have a number of benefits that appeal to a wide variety of hearing impaired individuals.  In addition, BTE hearing aids come in a number of sizes, shapes and colors.  So some behind the ear models are much less conspicuous then others.

Since behind the ear hearing aids are larger then their completely in the canal, or CIC, counterparts, they can more easily house a bigger amplifier and much stronger battery and therefore may be especially beneficial to individuals with a more severe hearing loss.  BTE hearing aids are also rather versatile in that they come in the most traditional analog style as well as in the recently popularized digitally powered style of hearing aids. 

When budgetary constraints are an issue, behind the ear devices definitely win out over hearing aids which fit completely in the ear canal.  Due to their larger size, other groups of people to whom BTE hearing aids have more appeal then CIC models include the elderly, arthritis sufferers and others with fine motor control disabilities and related issues. 

Finally since CIC models necessitate the wearing of a heavier device in the canal then just the lightweight ear mold attached to BTE hearing aids, there tends to be less ear canal irritation with the former.

In the late 1800s the first commercially manufactured hearing aids were patented and became available to the public.  The first behind the ear hearing aids came on the scene over fifty years ago. 

Prior to this, hearing aids were basically amplifiers worn somewhere on the body and these were heavy and expensive, due in part to rapid battery consumption. With the advent of the smaller junction transistor in 1952, widespread BTE hearing aid use became more of a reality. 

Due to improvements in the technology of circuitry,1964 saw another boom in use of BTE devices and the use of body worn hearing aids dropped to less then twenty percent.  By 1972 prototypes for hearing aids which could be programmed to a variety of listening situations, were being created.  The following twenty years showed continued improvements and advances in hearing aid technology. 

Volume controls were added to most behind the ear devices in the 1990s and digital hearing aids started appearing in the mid nineties.  There has been continued new arrivals in the hearing aid world since then such as remanufactured hearing aids, disposable hearing aids and over the counter hearing aids. Who knows what the future of behind the ear hearing aid technology holds, the possibilities are endless


title:Bug Bites… The Itch May Be The Least Of Your Worries
author:Dr. Brian Aw, M.D., and C.C.F.P. (courtesy of News Canada)
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_40.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
category:health
article:

(NC)-In most cases insect bites are harmless and if left alone, the irritation will subside within 48 hours.
However, for some people, particularly children, scratching bites may lead to a highly contagious bacterial skin infection called impetigo. Left unchecked, impetigo can spread to other parts of the body and even from person to person.
As a family physician, I recommend the following tips to ensure you and your family maximize your summer fun and avoid this irritating skin disease:

Apply an effective insect repellent as directed. As an alternative to chemical-based repellents, I recommend citronella-based products such as Natrapel®, particularly for young children.
Avoid scratching. To calm the itching, traditional products such as calamine lotion may be useful. I also recommend my patients use AfterBite®, a product designed to neutralize the allergens that cause the itch.
Keep fingernails short and clean. The bacteria streptococcal, which causes impetigo, hides under fingernails and enters the body when scratching the bite. Children are more vulnerable to this disease because streptococcal is often found in sand piles where kids play.
Recognize the symptoms. Impetigo is characterized by a red bump on the skin where yellow pus accumulates and dries, leaving a scab that can be itchy.
Protect the infection. Impetigo spreads easily through direct body contact, sharing towels, bedding and clothes. Although it is not a serious disease, it needs immediate attention to stop it from spreading.
Seek treatment. The best way to avoid impetigo is to treat a bug bite as soon as possible. Should impetigo develop, oral antibiotics and antibiotic creams may be required as prescribed by your doctor.

Dr. Brian Aw is a general practitioner, specializing in travel medicine.
For tips on bug bite prevention and product information visit: www.tendercorp.com/canada.
Editors: These articles are for use in Ontario only
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title:Building A Bridge: Cosmetic Surgery and Micropigmentation
author:Dawn Willard
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_3963.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
category:health
article:

There are many reasons women and men want to change or alter their physical appearance.  Aging, illness and accidents are a few of the circumstantial reasons, but regardless of the circumstances the most common motivation is the desire for increased confidence and satisfaction with one’s look.  One way to add vibrancy to your facial features and to regain some of your color and appeal is to invest in micropigmentation or permanent makeup procedures.  Micropigmentation can increase definition of the eyes, lips and eyebrows and this definition lights up the face so you appear more present and more attractive.  Like plastic and cosmetic surgery, permanent makeup has often been misunderstood and degraded.  The media has sensationalized occurrences of allergic reactions and poor technique and rarely reported on the wonderful results a majority of micropigmentation clients receive.  Don’t get me wrong, there are risks and a trained, ethical practitioner will inform you of all of the potential problems involved and will take the time to assist you in making a decision that is in your best interests.
The Importance of Understanding Cosmetic Surgery
As the American Academy of Micropigmentation (AAM) and the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP) have created new standards and certification processes the industry of micropigmentation has become more respected every year as a profession and as an art.  Plastic surgeons agree it takes talent and experience to complete permanent makeup procedures that work.  Cosmetic surgery and micropigmentation are both costly and time consuming to correct when procedures have been done poorly or by an untrained hand.  While researching the topic of micropigmentation online you will find that the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and even the University of Pennsylvania Health System’s Department of Plastic Surgery all recommend micropigmentation or permanent makeup as an option.  It is often considered a complimentary procedure that has a number of advantages.  At www.surgery.org the ASAPS discusses how micropigmentation can help recreate the areola around the nipple or to restore the color of skin where natural pigmentation has been lost.  Permanent makeup can also help visually correct eye and lip shape when they less than ideal.
Dixie Medford, President of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, and an experienced professional, states in her article Permanent Makeup A Modern Look At An Ancient Art that “Women aren’t going to tattoo parlors to get permanent makeup.  Instead they are visiting their local salon or medical office.”  “More and more physicians, nurses and licensed estheticians,” she continues, “are adding Intradermal Pigmentation, otherwise referred to as Permanent Cosmetics, to their menu of services.” Dixie Medford, also discusses the importance of permanent makeup practitioners knowing their clients and understanding the implications of plastic surgery procedures in her article Waking Up With Makeup Could Be A Nightmare.  She states the following, “The technician needs to be aware of when and how to do eyebrows on plastic surgery patients that are considering or having brow lift surgery or Botox injections.”  “It is important,” Medford continues, “to be aware of the impact of aging skin and the changes that will occur in the brow shape.”  She goes on to say; “Plastic surgery and aging are also factors to consider when performing eyeliner….The permanent cosmetic technician must take additional consideration when working on post surgical clients.”
Micropigmentation as an Alternative
Permanent makeup works well as a complimentary procedure for patients seeking plastic surgery, however, it can also be considered an alternative to particular procedures.  The same effects created by a surgical brow lift or collagen injections into the lips can sometimes be achieved through micropigmentation.  There are many reasons a patient should not choose to have plastic surgery.  Often these reasons are associated with physical or mental health problems.  A good cosmetic surgeon will be certain their potential patient is physically able to handle a surgery and to heal well.  They will make sure the potential patient is in a healthy frame of mind and has a positive perspective on the procedure since this too can affect the healing process and outcome of the surgery.  For these patients micropigmentation may be a less intense and risky procedure.  Also, if a patient has experienced problems after a facelift, micropigmentation can help to correct drooping eyelids and other issues so the client can avoid additional expensive corrective surgery.  To learn more about micropigmentation and permanent makeup alternatives visit my website at www.DawnColors.com.
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Title:
Building up your own food pyramid

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338

Summary:
All of us need to plan our food pyramid. This article can help you with some useful suggestion on building up your own food pyramid.


Keywords:
food pyramid,pyramid,weight control,weight control measures,whole grains food,fruits and vegetables


Article Body:
All of us need to plan our food pyramid. This article can help you with some useful suggestion on building up your own food pyramid. You also need to do daily exercises and undertake proper weight control measures. A proper food pyramid is the best way as to how you can maintain a balanced healthy diet.

1) Whole Grains Foods: Whole grain foods are healthy foods. Experts have revealed that a person must consume around six servings of whole grain foods per day. Whole grains are considered to be the best source of carbohydrates for our body. Milling removes most nutrition part of the grain.

2) Fruits and Vegetables: Fruits and Vegetables contain the greatest amount of nutrients per calorie of any food. Every person needs to consume different types of fruits and vegetables in order to stay healthy. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables prevents dreadful diseases like cancer, heart diseases, blood pressure, intestinal ailments and so on.

3) Fiber: Fiber helps to reduce the risk of certain type of cancer diseases and also lowers the level of cholesterol. Fiber controls the amount of calorie intake and also helps to reduce the weight of a person.

4) Eggs and Fish: Eggs and fish contain large amounts of proteins, Vitamin B, lecithin and choline. Regular consumption of egg improves the health of a person. Eggs are said to be high in cholesterol but low in fats. Fish helps to reduce the risk of heart diseases in a person.

5) Strawberries: They have lots of fiber and vitamins C. Their flavonoids play an important role in strengthening blood vessels and acts as strong antioxidants.

6) Alcohol: Alcohol also acts as healthy food if it is consumed in small quantities. Low volume of alcohol reduces the chances of heart diseases. It also helps to reduce the level of cholesterol by its flavonoids. It is very important to have moderate quantity of alcohol as it has both risk as well as benefits.

7) Nuts and Legumes: Nuts and Legumes contain large amounts of proteins, fiber, vitamins and minerals.


Title:
Building Your Swimming Pools

Word Count:
447

Summary:
Swimming pools are one of the most desired luxuries of the modern times. Your swimming pools are one of your highly esteemed properties. Your swimming pools wonderfully increase the values of your commercial as well as residential real estate. According to realtors, the presence of swimming pool in a house increases its market value much higher.


Keywords:
residential pool cleaners


Article Body:
Swimming pools are one of the most desired luxuries of the modern times. Your swimming pools are one of your highly esteemed properties. Your swimming pools wonderfully increase the values of your commercial as well as residential real estate. According to realtors, the presence of swimming pool in a house increases its market value much higher.

On the basis of their purpose & designs, swimming pools are differentiated into ocean pools, private pools, public pools, competition pools, fast & slow pools, exercise pools, hot tub pools, etc. Thus the construction of various types of swimming pools requires really great expertise from constructors/builders.

You can get your swimming pool constructed “above ground” and “in the ground” by professional & expert constructors. Swimming pool construction requires a lot of construction material depending on your choice of material. First important thing is, making your choice, whether you want “above ground” pool and “in the ground” pool. Next important point is choosing suitable location for your pool. Other important things required include swimming pool design, constriction material, constructer services, swimming pool equipments, swimming pool accessories, etc.

Swimming pools also come in “above ground” and “in the ground” pre-made swimming pool kits that are easy to set up. However these kits also require suitable locations. If you have a large backyard, it can be the best location for your private pool. There are a number of pre-made pool kits available in a myriad of styles, sizes, & designs.

Traditionally, swimming pools are square, but modern pools are coming in a number of designs and attractive shapes. 

Your choice of the pool is the major factor in the budget of your project. The construction of your pool can cost you more that pre-made pool kits. The pre-made pool kits are easy and convenient way of getting your private pool. It’s always wise to get your private pool set up according to your need.

The size of your pool also depends on your need and your space available for pool. If you find any problem, you can consider applying for a home improvement loan. You can seek the advice of a professional who can advise you right on the matter.

You need to fulfill some legal requirements that are essential at some urban localities. You may have get permission the department concerned for building your pool and the department may ask you complete detail about your pool plans. It’s good to hire builders that are certified, professionals or member of NSPI. “Alpha Pool” is an Australian swimming pool constricting company having 30 years of experience. “Liansheng Swimming Pool Equipment Co., Ltd.” is a Chinese company having 16 years of experience in the field of swimming pool accessories.


title:Build Big Muscles Fast. Gain Muscle Mass Guide
author:Chris Chew
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_3787.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
category:health
article:

So you want to build big muscles? Simple isn't it? Just join a gym and hit those weights regularly and viola, in a couple of months, you will gain so much muscle mass that you are ready to take on any bodybuilding contest. Is it really that simple to build big muscles? Well, to gain muscle mass, there is much more than just hitting the gym regularly. Here are some muscle mass gaining tips :-
a) Eat and Eat - To build muscles, you must eat. Your calorie consumption must be more than your calorie expenditure. If you expand all the calories you have eaten, then where are the calories to build muscles?
2) Protein - Make sure that you eat enough protein. You should eat at least one gram of protein per pound of your body weight everyday if you want to gain muscle mass fast. If you don't get enough protein, your muscles won't grow big.
3) Supplement - If you cannot have adequate protein from your normal meals, supplement with protein shakes. If you want more strength so that you can lift heavier weights to grow bigger muscles, take Creatine supplement.
4) Weight Training - You must lift with heavy weights and to add on more weight consistently to progressively build your muscles. But it is very important not to sacrifice correct lifting techniques and form for the sake of lifting heavier.
5) Lift Free Weights - Use free weights like dumbells and barbells to recruit more muscle fibers so that more muscle fibers can be worked on.
6) Compound Exercises - Work with compound exercises like bench presses, squats, barbell rows, chin ups and dead lifts to build big muscle mass. If you concentrate on working your puny muscles like your biceps, then you will only have puny muscle growth.
7) Get Enough Rest - Have rest days in between your workout days and do not work the same muscle group more than twice a week. Your muscles need to recover from your workouts in order to grow big.
8) Get Enough Sleep - Sleep at least 8 hours a day. More even better. Your muscles grow when you sleep.
If you practise the above 8 steps consistently, your muscles will grow fast and big. Of course there are many more things you can do to achieve a competitive bodybuilder's physique of which I cannot cover in just an article here. So do research for more knowledge.
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title:Build Health: Cut Through The Calcium Hype
author:William R. Quesnell
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_505.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
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The initial success of penicillin generated an assumption which has stuck with us as a cultural belief in the Quick Technological Fix. That assumption is:
A single variable can be divided out from all other variables, tested for its result, and it will prevent or promote disease.
Most people have come to believe nutrition is divisible, and that a single substance will maintain vibrant health. The touting of calcium for the degenerative disease osteoporosis provides an excellent example.
Every day the media, acting as proxy for the milk lobby, sells calcium as a magic bullet. Has it worked? Definitely for sales of milk; but for American health it has been a disaster.
Brainwashed by magic bullet thinking, so-called "experts" tell us to take more and more calcium. But calcium is antagonistic to magnesium. And the American diet is woefully short in magnesium.
When you load up your system with excess calcium, you shut down magnesium’s ability to activate thyrocalcitonin, a hormone that under normal circumstances would send calcium to your bones.
Next, your excess calcium proceeds to wander around creating all sorts of mischief in blood vessels, joints, kidneys and eyes.
Why is it that supposedly nutritionally disadvantaged countries, with low calcium intake but enough magnesium in their soils, exhibit little if any evidence of osteoporosis?
Because the people in these countries do not consume large amounts of calcium that antagonize or work against magnesium, or zinc, and a plethora of other minerals required by our metabolic enzyme systems.
“Experts” do not tell us that in living systems minerals work interdependently as a team.
In 1993 medical researchers claimed that calcium was a magic bullet that could help prevent osteoporosis. They told us dairy products, such as milk, provide one of the best sources of calcium.
Every day the media gives us a dose of that finding.
In 1997, however, medical researchers claimed there was no evidence consuming dairy products prevents osteoporosis. How so?
They decided dairy products are high in sulfur amino acids that lead to calcium depletion. 
Has the media told you this? No.
And they are not going to tell you anything about this because the milk lobby advertising budget helps finance media payrolls.
Think about what awaits all those poor folks who have been fooled by the myth that taking lots of calcium will save their bones.
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title:Build Health: Go To School On Suzanne Sommers' Misfortune
author:William R. Quesnell
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_468.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
category:health
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Did you see the Larry King Live show where Suzanne Sommers informed us she was a victim of breast cancer?
Until then the butt-mastering, thigh-mastering Ms. Sommers was thought to be a model of good health. Not only that, legions of her fans followed the Suzanne Sommers’ Diet.
Suzanne acknowledged that as a model of good health she had to set an example and eat the right foods. Well, if she was eating all the right foods, why the cancer?
Some experts have theorized that Ms. Sommers carries a disease gene that resulted in her cancer.
Just like us, she has more than 30,000 genes that provide the coded instructions to: (1) Shape her body, and (2) Make it run.
Each gene consists of a section of DNA, which looks like a twisted ladder. It is actually the rungs of the ladder, comprised of just four molecules that can be arranged in seemingly endless combination that will tell a cell what to do. Often cells are told to produce a myriad of proteins that will carry out the work of the body.
Medical science has taken the position that when a disease results from an absent or insufficient or malformed protein, the problem usually can be traced to a glitch in the DNA.
The concept of human disease genes is nothing new. But compare the ongoing effort to reveal the genes thought to separate sick from healthy individuals, against the conclusion from a study of 90,000 identical twins reported in the New England Journal of Medicine in July, 2000:
"There is a low absolute probability that a cancer will develop in a person whose identical twin, a person with an identical genome and many similar exposures, has the same type of cancer...For cancer at the common sites in monozygotic twins, the rate of concordance is generally less than 15%."
How can it be, regarding cancer in identical twins, 85% of the time human disease genes do not act as human disease genes?
What is the difference between the twin with breast cancer [pretend that is Suzanne Sommers] and her cancer-free sister?
The answer: All metabolic enzyme systems function normally in the breasts of the cancer-free twin.
Go back to the theoretical genetic result of absent, or malformed or insufficient proteins performing cellular work. The proteins that perform cellular work are our metabolic enzymes.
We have over 2000 of them. Not only do these organic molecules have minerals within their chain, each metabolic enzyme requires an activator mineral to mobilize it. Minerals also activate hormones.
Here is what "experts" conveniently neglect:
Our genes do not determine the availability of minerals to serve as activators, or as inventory for the cellular construction of our metabolic enzymes. That depends upon the quality, the nutrient density, of the food in our diet.
The Suzanne Sommers’ Diet has one thing in common with all other diets:
The foods in her diet and every other diet lack minerals.
When we consume food and water deficient in minerals, this leads to the break down of our metabolic enzyme systems. That’s when we begin to lose immunity to degenerative disease, which is what happened to Suzanne Sommers.
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title:Build Health: Initiate A Health Strategy Makeover
author:William R. Quesnell
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_481.shtml
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My mother-in-law, a widow of a doctor, recently died. The way she exited was a nightmare. This was because her health strategy produced a lousy result.
Shortly before passing away, she had a colostomy to fix an intestinal blockage, the result of a decades-long struggle with diverticulitis. Poor teeth and gums, kidney failure and liver problems were also in the mix.
Not surprisingly she was riding a doctor-directed merry-go-round of prescription drugs and their side effects.
My mother-in-law went out in typical American fashion--a slow system-by-system breakdown accompanied by loss of mobility.
She learned three hard, painful lessons during her exit:
1) You can't find health in a doctors office.doctor's               .
2) Pharmaceuticals do not restore your health.
3) Our “health care” system manages disease, but does not improve your health.
My father, a retired dentist who can barely get around using a walker, is also following the typical American health strategy.
In spite of eating all the "right foods,” he is dealing with the effects of prostate disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, stroke, Parkinson's, and has recently been fitted with a pacemaker.
He too has been riding that doctor-directed merry-go-round of prescription drugs. He has his cozaar, carbidoba, ticlid, prilosec, voltaren, lipitor, and zoloft. His vasotec and doxycycline have recently been discontinued.
You do not have to follow this common American health “strategy.”
Instead, you might want to consider implementing what I call the Grandma Weiss/Uncle Wallace health strategy.
These relatives of mine lived well into their 90's, were seldom sick and rarely ever saw a doctor. They were not plagued by slow, agonizing, system-by-system breakdowns.
On their last day they made it to the bathroom unassisted, had an evening meal, drank a little tea, read a bit, went to bed and didn't wake up.
The night they closed up shop, all their metabolic enzyme systems mercifully shut down at the same time, the way nature intended it.
This kind of strategy is quite common in remote places like Vilcabamba in Ecuador and Abkhazia in the Russian Caucasus.
Dr. Weston A. Price chronicled other distant groups who did not get sick nor die like we do. He found the diets of those people to be nutrient-dense, containing four times the minerals and ten times the fat-soluble vitamins found in the American diet of the late 1930's and early 40's.
Here are two common denominators found in the strategies of Grandma Weiss/Uncle Wallace and isolated groups noted for their health and longevity:
(1) Diets loaded with minerals and vitamins that maintain their 2000+ metabolic enzymes through time.
(2) No reliance upon prescription drugs that interfere with those metabolic enzymes.
Consider what has happened to most Americans during the six decades beginning 1940:
The nutrient density of their diets, including that of the so-called "right foods” in those diets, has continued to slide downhill, and their use of prescription drugs has skyrocketed.
If you conclude you want to retool your present strategy, here are a couple of simple, logical things to do:
(1) Take advantage of the resources offered by the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation.
(2) Start looking for natural alternatives to the prescription and over-the- counter items in your medicine cabinet.
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title:Build Health: Want To Prevent Diabetes?
author:William R. Quesnell
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_494.shtml
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To prevent diabetes you will get a real jolt when you follow the prescription offered up in the “Journal of the American Medical Association.”
This ‘prestigious’ organization reported on separate studies of coffee drinkers in Sweden and Finland.
Whiz-bang medical researchers discovered that women could decrease their risk of diabetes by 29 percent when they followed a regimen of drinking three to four cups of coffee a day.
The ladies who had the fortitude to drink 10 or more cups of coffee a day fared even better. They reduced their risk of diabetes by 79 percent.
The men participating in the studies also reduced their risk, but not to the extent as did the women.
When men drank three to four cups a day, they reduced their risk of diabetes by 27 percent. The men who drank 10 or more cups of java per day reduced their risk by 55 percent.
These results confirm a January report by the equally ‘prestigious’ Harvard School of Public Health. That report concluded that drinking six 8-ounce cups of coffee a day could reduce diabetes risk in men by about 50 percent and in women by 30 percent.
If the numbers have any connection to reality, the more coffee you drink, the better off you are. And that is the rub.
The numbers have nothing to do with reality, nothing to do with the truth.
Here in America the rate of adult-onset diabetes, or Type 2 diabetes, is growing incrementally. Nowadays it typically shows up in middle-age populations, but the disease is on the rise among ever-younger age groups.
Do not step up your coffee consumption in the belief it will help you prevent diabetes. This disease has absolutely nothing to do with a lack of coffee drinking.
Science and truth are not synonymous. Medical scientists do not deal with truth. The medical scientists who monkey around with coffee drinking merely play with limited and approximate descriptions of reality. In this case, extremely limited and hardly approximate.
If you are serious about preventing diabetes, you have to look at the differences between the people of the past who did not get diabetes, and the people of today who get diabetes. This entails more than merely harping on the fact the younger generation is becoming more overweight and less active.
We have plenty of newly discovered diabetics who are active and on the thin side—and they drink lots of coffee.
The primary difference between the people of the past who did not get sick and die like we do, and the present lot who become diabetics, is poor nutritional status.
The diabetic-in-process has an inadequate intake of nutrients and/or excessive intake of nutrient-poor foods. Conversely, his/her healthy ancestors had a nutrient-dense diet.
The nutrient-dense diet of the past contained, minimally, four times the amount of minerals, and ten times the amount of fat-soluble vitamins found in the American diet of the late 1930’s and early 1940’s.
Folks who learn where health comes from and practice prevention won’t become diabetic, and will not need the medical community dosing them with coffee, or any other magic bullet.
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title:Build More Muscle and Lose More Fat by Discovering the Power of Training Variables!
author:Michael Geary
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2686.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
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Everyone will inadvertently hit a frustrating plateau in their training at one time or another. You're cruising along for a while, gaining strength, losing fat, looking better, and then all of the sudden it hits. Suddenly, you find yourself even weaker than before on your lifts, or you find that you've gained back a couple of pounds. It happens to everyone. Most of the time, these plateaus occur because people rarely change their training variables over time. Many people stick to the same types of exercises for the same basic sets and reps and rest periods with the same boring cardio routine. Well, I hope to open your mind and bring some creativity to your workouts with this article!
There are many ways that you can strategically modify your training variables to assure that you maximize your fat loss and/or muscle building response to exercise. Most people only think about changing their sets and reps performed, if they even think about changing their routine at all. However, other variables that can dramatically affect your results are changing the order of exercises (sequence), exercise grouping (super-setting, circuit training, tri-sets, etc.), exercise type (multi-joint or single joint, free-weight or machine based), the number of exercises per workout, the amount of resistance, the time under tension, the base of stability (standing, seated, on stability ball, one-legged, etc.), the volume of work (sets x reps x distance moved), rest periods between sets, repetition speed, range of motion, exercise angle (inclined, flat, declined, bent over, upright, etc), training duration per workout, and training frequency per week. Sounds like a lot of different training aspects to consider in order to obtain the best results from your workouts, doesn't it? Well, that's where a knowledgeable personal trainer can make sense of all of this for you to make sure that your training doesn't get stale. Below are a few examples to get your mind working to come up with more creative and result producing workouts.
Most people stick to workouts where they do something along the lines of 3 sets of 10-12 reps per exercise, with 2-3 minutes rest between sets. Booooorrrrring! Here are a few examples of different methods to spice up your routine.
•Try 10 sets of 3, with only 20 seconds rest between sets.
•Try using a heavier weight and complete 6 sets of 6 reps, doing a 3 minute treadmill sprint between each weight lifting set.
•Try using a near maximum weight and do 10 sets of 1 rep, with 30 seconds rest between sets.
•Try using a lighter than normal weight and do 1 set of 50 reps for each exercise
•Try a workout based on only one full body exercise, such as barbell clean & presses or dumbbell squat & presses, and do nothing but that exercise for an intense 20 minutes.
•Try a workout based on all bodyweight exercises such as pushups, pull-ups, chin-ups, dips, bodyweight squats, lunges, etc.
•Try a circuit of 12 different exercises covering the entire body without any rest between exercises.
•Try that same 12 exercise circuit on your subsequent workout, but do the entire circuit in the reverse order.
•Try your usual exercises at a faster repetition speed on one workout and then at a super-slow speed on your next workout.
•Try completing five 30 minute workouts one week, followed by three 1-hr workouts the next week.
•Try doing drop sets of all of your exercises, where you drop the weight between each set and keep doing repetitions without any rest until complete muscular fatigue (usually about 5-6 sets in a row).
There are many more ways to continue to change your training variables. I hope this article gave you some ideas on methods for you to take your body to the next level.
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Title:
Bulimia

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Bulimia is term used commonly for an eating disorder called Bulimia nervosa. It is a psychological condition in which a person engages in recurrent binge eating.


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bulimia,anorexia bulimia,bulimia nervosa,bulimia picture


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Bulimia is term used commonly for an eating disorder called Bulimia nervosa. It is a psychological condition in which a person engages in recurrent binge eating followed by intentionally doing one or more of the following in order to compensate for the intake of the food and prevent weight gain:

* vomiting

* inappropriate use of laxatives, enemas, diuretics or other medication

* excessive exercising

* fasting

The following six criteria should be met for a person to be diagnosed with bulimia.

1) The person feels incapable of controlling the urge to binge, even during the binge itself, and consumes a larger amount of food than a person would normally consume at one sitting.

2) The person purges him or herself of the recent intake, resorting to vomiting, laxatives, diuretics, exercising, etc.

3) The person engages in such behavior at least twice per week for three months.

4) The person is focused upon body image and desperate desire to appear thin.

5) The person does not meet the diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa. Some anorectics may demonstrate bulimic behaviors in their illness: binge-eating and purging themselves of food on a regular or infrequent basis at certain times during the course of their disease. Alternatively, some individuals might switch from having anorexia to having bulimia. The mortality rate for anorectics who practice bulimic behaviors is twice that of anorectics who do not.)

6) The person is of normal weight or overweight.

Bulimia is often less about food, and more to do with deep psychological issues and profound feelings of lack of control. Binge/purge episodes can be severe, sometimes involving rapid and out of control feeding that can stop when the sufferers are interrupted by another person or when their stomach hurts from over-extension. This cycle sometimes repeated several times a week or, in serious cases, several times a day. Sufferers often use the destructive eating pattern to gain control over their lives.

This article is presented for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as medical advice. Please see the advice of qualified professional if you or someone you know suffers from bulimia.

Permission is granted to reprint this article as long as no changes are made, and the entire resource box is included.


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Bulimia Eating Disorder

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The main characteristic of Bulimia is an extreme preoccupation with food and weight, causing out of control eating patterns, including Binge eating.


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Bulimia Eating Disorder


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The main characteristic of Bulimia is an extreme preoccupation with food and weight, causing out of control eating patterns, including Binge eating.

A deep sense of guilt and shame follows overeating. Bulimia sufferers will then indulge themselves in unhealthy and dangerous compensatory behaviors such as

Self-Induced Vomiting
Misuse of Laxatives
Misuse of Fluid Pills
Misuse of Diet Pills
Misuse of Enemas
Intense periods of Exercise
Strict dieting or fasting

Family members or friends may not notice anything wrong as people with Bulimia are usually within a normal weight range for their age, sex and height, combined with the fact that binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors are normally performed in secrecy, makes Bulimia symptoms very difficult to recognize.

People with Bulimia may also have a distorted body image, even if their body weight is normal.   

The following are more noticeable signs that someone may be suffering from Bulimia

Avoidance of social situations involving food.
Excessive Dieting or overeating
Excessive or fluctuating exercise patterns.
Faintness, dizziness or fatigue.
Fear of becoming overweight.
Regular trips to the bathroom after meals may be to regurgitate the food just eaten?
Depression anxiety
Psychological problems and distress.

Some people exhibit many signs of an Eating Disorder, while others may exhibit only a few.

People with eating disorders may experience a range of physical health complications, including serious heart conditions and kidney failure that may lead to death. The sooner an Eating Disorder is diagnosed and appropriate treatments begun, the better the outcomes are likely to be. 

Eating Disorders can be highly complex, requiring a comprehensive treatment strategy that involves psychosocial interventions, nutritional counseling, medical care and monitoring, and perhaps even medication management.  At the time of diagnosis, a doctor will need to determine whether a person health and general well-being are in serious danger and may recommend immediate hospitalization.

The primary aim in the treatment of Bulimia sufferers is to reduce or eliminate binge eating and purging behavior.  To achieve this, a range of treatment options may be required, such as nutritional rehabilitation, psychosocial intervention, and medication management.

In addition, establishing a regular pattern of non-binge meals, and improving eating attitudes, encouraging healthy but not excessive exercise, and resolving other relevant and co-occurring conditions, such as mood and anxiety disorders, are also essential components for the treatment of Bulimia sufferers.

A range of individual psychotherapies, such as cognitive-behavioral or interpersonal psychotherapy, group psychotherapy that uses a cognitive-behavioral approach, and family or marital therapy can also be effective in treating Bulimia.

It is estimated that 1.1% to 4.2% of females living in Western Society will suffer from some form of Bulimia in their life-time. Approximately 1/6th of Bulimia sufferers are male.

What causes Eating Disorders?
The causes of Eating Disorders can be highly complex, and include a range of factors, such as
Social / cultural factors
Psychological factors
Biological factors
Family factors
External or precipitating factors

Prevention
It is very difficult to prevent eating disorders however ensuring that your family is emotionally and mentally prepared for the challenges of modern life is a good start towards prevention. You can do this by regularly discussing sensible nutritional habits with your family members and always ensure that they are only exposed to realistic body images.

Read more about  ‘Bulimia Eating Disorders’ at http://www.nichecontentcentral.com/Disorder_Eating_Treatments.html


Title:
Bulky Waists, Health Hazards, and Improper Methods for Weight-loss

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552

Summary:
This article talks about the health hazards of being overweight. People who want to trim down tend to exercise too much, starve themselves, and take unnecessary medication. Partaking in such activities may do more harm than good.


Keywords:
diet, stress


Article Body:
Having a big waist and belly is not just a cosmetic issue but also a health threat. Medical studies show that having waistlines above 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men may increase the risk of developing several health ailments. These ailments may include heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and certain cancers. A bulkier waistline may double or quadruple the possibility of developing these risks, compared to those with slimmer waistlines.

A study published by the American Journal of Epidemiology further reinforced these findings. Their research showed that men with with the largest waistlines were found to be 42 percent more likely to develop heart disease while 44 percent of women may develop this disease. Because of this discovery, many individuals are in a hurry to lose unwanted weight. However, these individuals tend to overdo things or take unnecessary measures just to lose weight. People who want to trim down tend to exercise too much, starve themselves, and take unnecessary medication. Partaking in such activities may do more harm than good.

Starving is one of the things that many individuals do to lose weight believing they will lose significant weight in no time . This belief in inaccurate, and instead achieving weight-loss, individuals who starve themselves may gain more weight. This happens because the body's metabolic rate drops when people starve themselves, thus promoting more caloric intake that leads to fat production. Metabolism is the chemical reactions that takes place in the human body's cells that converts the consumed food into energy. Starving may lead to weight-gain because when the body is not receiving the nutrients it needs, the body stores as much fat as possible.

People who want to lose weight spend enormous amounts of time and effort on the gym. Often doing a lot of cardiovascular exercises and other kinds of workouts, thinking that it will speed up there weight-loss program. Over-training is not an effective way to lose weight because it may cause injuries due to too much volume of intensity or too much intensity. Because of these factors, the body is unable to cope with the stress of the training load that may lead to over-use type injuries. These injuries may include Achilles tendinitis, shin splints, and anterior knee pain. To avoid these injuries medical experts advise individuals to give importance to rest and recovery because periods of heavy training need to be followed by rest to allow the body to develop and lessen the development of injury.

There are a growing number of individuals that are turning to weight loss pills for weight loss. It is because they believe that this saves them from all the rigorous activities just to lose weight. Although there are many weight loss pills that can help in weight loss, there are many medications designed for weight loss that would do more harm than good. However, once the dosage is stopped, there is a possibility to gain back the lost weight. The use of these pills may also bring side effects like diarrhea, elevated blood pressure, nervousness, tremor, heart palpitations, or even heart failure.

People who want to lose weight should bear in mind that there are no short cuts to weight-loss. Nutritionists and doctors agree that individuals who want to lose weight must ask for doctor's supervision and combine it exercise and a healthy diet.


Title:
Bulk Forming Drugstore Laxatives Can Harm You

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Summary:
There are 5 basic drugstore laxatives.  In this article, I discuss which is the safest to use and what chemicals in these laxatives to avoid.


Keywords:
drugstore, laxatives, fiber, constipation, bulk, forming


Article Body:
There are five basic types of drugstore laxatives you should be aware of.  Some of these laxatives can be dangerous to use.  In addition, some of these laxatives are combinations of these five types, which are designed to create an effective constipation product.  In making this combination, a product is created that can be even more dangerous to your health.

The five types of drugstore laxatives are:

· Bulk Forming Laxatives - (clears constipation in 1-3 days)
· Stool Softening Laxatives - Emollients - (works in 1-4 days)
· Lubricant Laxatives - (works in 5- 9 hours)
· Osmotic or Saline Chemical Laxatives - (works 1- 3 hours)
· Stimulant Laxatives - (works in 6 - 24 hours)

If you are going to use any of these laxatives keep in mind they will work faster when you take them on an empty stomach.  Use them only for the time necessary to get relief from constipation.

Once you have cleared your constipation, look for a more natural way to keep regular.  Start by eating more fruits and vegetables to get more minerals and fiber.
Bulk Forming Laxatives

Bulking laxatives are the safest laxative to use and can be use longer than other types of laxatives.  These laxatives contain fiber or fiber like products.  However, it is best to get your fiber from food since food has a balance of all nutrients your body needs.

These laxatives work by making your stools larger and heavier and help attract and trap water into their fiber structure.  This stimulates your colon to have a bowel movement.  Using laxatives that contain fiber is a natural way to stimulate your colon into action.

Bulking products or food can be used for mild cases of constipation. Use them with plenty of water so the bulking material does not expand in your throat or cause a back up in your colon.  Using an excess of bulking products daily can cause the problem you are trying to eliminate - constipation.

Natural bulking agents are karagy, guar, agar, and psyllium seed.  Some semi-synthetic bulking agents are methylcellulose or carboxy-methyl cellulose, which I do not recommend.
Some bulk forming laxatives you will find in the drugstore are:

· Citrucel - contains methylcellulose (not recommended)
· Fiberall - contains psyllium seeds
· Fibercon - contains Calcium Polycarbophil (not recommended)
· Hydrocil - contains psyllium seeds
· Metamucil - contains psyllium husks
· Perdiem Fiber - contains senna
· Ultrafiber - contains psyllium seeds and prunes

Some bulk forming laxatives contain excess sugar and sodium.  Read the label for these items, if you have high blood pressure or are diabetic.

If you are pregnant, using bulk forming laxatives may be the safest way to relieve your constipation, but look for natural fiber food products.  These natural products are discussed in other articles that I have written.  Avoid using any other type of laxative since the chemicals they contain can get into the fetus or, when breast-feeding, the breast milk.


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Bullous Pemphigoid

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Summary:
The medical condition known as bullous pemphigoid is a rare autoimmune disease that results in the blistering on one’s skin and occurrence of lesions on an individual.  Although this type of medical condition


Keywords:
Health


Article Body:
The medical condition known as bullous pemphigoid is a rare autoimmune disease that results in the blistering on one’s skin and occurrence of lesions on an individual.  Although this type of medical condition does not arise too often, it is important to relay some general information regarding this illness so that individuals afflicted with a disorder of this type may have something as a reference.  The following paragraphs will provide some main points regarding the bullous pemphigoid disorder.

Who Is Affected By Bullous Pemphigoid?

Those who usually see incidents of bullous pemphigoid are normally individuals over the age of 40. It is important to note that although it tends to target those individuals in this age range it has been noted to affect individuals who are younger at times as well. 

Symptoms of Bullous Pemphigoid

The main symptom one sees with the occurrence of bullous pemphigoid is skin lesions and blisters.  These blisters tend to itch and are quite painful at times.  The skin lesions are ones which can occur in many areas on the skin and do not stay within one general region.

Treatment of Bullous Pemphigoid

Although there is no outright cure for bullous pemphigoid there are various treatment methods which can be prescribed to help control the occurrence of bullous pemphigoid.  The most frequently prescribed treatment method for containing and controlling the outbreaks of bullous pemphigoid is a corticosteroid treatment.  There are a few different types of corticosteroid available for bullous pemphigoid treatment; however prednisone is the one which is prescribed most often for patients suffering from this condition.
Although bullous pemphigoid is a medical condition which can be irritating and troublesome, it is important to keep in mind that there are various ways in which individuals can attempt to control the occurrence of this rare condition.


Title:
Bullying And Its Effects

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582

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This article is about bullying and how it can affect kids.  Bullying can be classified as direct or indirect.  Direct bullying deals more on physical aggression where bullies push, shove, assault or beat their victims to submission. Indirect bullying or social aggression is done by outcasting a person, mocking his personal beliefs, insulting him for his difference or inability.  Constant bullying may cause the victim to develop inferiority complex, anxiety, and depression.  Bullying does not need to be answered with equal violence.  One needs only to think of more ways to avoid getting in a confrontational situation.


Keywords:
bullying, inferiority complex, anxiety, depression


Article Body:
There was a recent incident in a school in Nova Scotia, Canada that called the public’s attention.  This incident involved two high school seniors who arranged for them and dozens of their classmates to wear pink shirts to show support for another student who got bullied for wearing pink.  Their actions have certainly brought light to the problems of a lot of students worldwide – bullying.

Bullying
Bullying is a form of harassment perpetrated by an abuser of more physical and/or social power and dominance than the victim.  Bullying is done with clear intentions of causing harm to the target through verbal harassment, physical assault, emotional blackmail, or other more subtle methods of coercion such as manipulation.

Bullying exists in any setting where social interaction is present.  This includes schools, workplaces, inside the home, and around the neighbourhood.  This may even between different social groups, social classes and even between countries. Like any kind of abusive behavior, bullying is a repetitive act done to gain power or control over another person.

Generally, bullying is classified into 2 types:
· Direct bullying.  This includes physical aggression in the form of shoving and poking, throwing things, slapping, choking, punching and kicking, and beating.
· Indirect bullying.  This is also called social aggression.  This forces victims to go into social isolation.  This is usually done by spreading gossip about the victim, refusing to socialize with the victim, name calling, mocking the victim, forcing other people to not socialize with the victim as well, and manipulation.

Why do bullies act the way they do?  Some studies have shown that some bullies do it to be thought of as popular or tough, or to get attention.  Bullies may also do it out of jealousy or may simply be acting out because they themselves were bullied.  Some bullies are noted to have come from abusive families and neighbourhoods.

After-effects of bullying
Constantly being submitted to bullying may cause a person to develop inferiority complex.  Inferiority complex, as the terminology implies, is a feeling of being inferior to others in one way or another.  Always being mocked or negatively criticized by bullies may force a person to start believing the lies and second-guess themselves.  Victims may also be more prone to developing stress related mental conditions such as anxiety and depression from frequently being bullied.

How does one cope with bullying?
Victims should always keep in mind that they’re not the problem, the bullies are.  Victims should not start second-guessing themselves just because of the comments being thrown at them by bullies.  Everybody has a right to safety and security.  If you’re different in any way, don’t be ashamed of it and stand strong.  It’s not your fault you’re unique.  Always go out in a group with your friends, bullies won’t be able to single you out if you’re in a group.  There’s always power in numbers.  You can always just ignore the bully, tell them to stop pestering you, and walk away.  If these tips don’t work, tell someone you trust.

Thinking back on how the two senior students had acted upon seeing a co-student get bullied, it’s refreshing to know that even in the age where violence prevails, there are still people willing to help and stand up for what’s right.  Bullying has been a long-time concern for schools and parents now, and its nice to hear of people taking a stand for those who are being bullied.


Title:
Bullying: The Hazards of Growing Up

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617

Summary:
Bullying is a significant problem in schools and is associated with a range of problems, including poor mental health and violent behavior.  Being bullied can damage lives. It lowers self-esteem, increases anxiety and can cause serious depression.


Keywords:
bullying, stress, depression, anxiety, headaches


Article Body:
“Come on! It is just part of growing up!” This is what an adult might say to a child if a child complains about being teased at school. Teasing is not usually harmful when done in a friendly and mutual way, and when both kids find it funny.  However, when teasing becomes hurtful, unkind, and constant --- it already crosses the line into bullying.

Bullying is a deliberate act. It is a desire to hurt or threaten or frighten someone. These usually verbal harassments can come in the form of words or actions. It can be done by one person or more, and can vary in the degree of severity. It can be an “on-and-off” thing, but it usually involves repeated actions by a child or a group of children. It can range from hitting, shoving, name-calling, threats, and mocking to extorting money and treasured possessions. Some kids bully by shunning others and spreading rumors about them. Others use email, chat rooms, instant messages, social networking websites, and text messages to taunt others or hurt their feelings. It can be one or a number of these, however, verbal abuse is the most common form of bullying.

Being a victim of bullying can cause emotional and psychological damage. The effects of ongoing bullying can be long-term, with the harm to the health and well-being of the bullied person lasting into adult life. It damages self-esteem, increases anxiety and can cause serious depression. Bullies are more likely to continue with the aggressive behavior and engage in delinquency and violence.



Research shows that bullying can have long-lasting effects, but particularly when it begins in adolescence. People subjected to either verbal or physical bullying are known to be at greater risk for developing depression, anxiety disorders or to behave violently. But not everyone reacts in this way. Children bullied for the first time before they hit puberty seem to get over it, but those who are victimized for the first time late on in puberty seem to become more aggressive or are more likely to turn to drink as a means of coping. People who were bullied revealed slightly higher levels of stress, but while those bullied earlier in life seemed to respond normally to provocation, people bullied for the first time late in puberty are more withdrawn and sensitive to violence.

Bullying is a significant problem in schools and is associated with a range of problems, including poor mental health and violent behavior. Other studies have shown that bullies are more likely to engage in antisocial behavior later in life, particularly assaults and rapes. A research also shows that victims of bullying experience headaches, stomach aches and colds more often than students not involved in bullying.

Research into the source of bullying from the perspective of the bully has also begun to focus on vulnerability. Many researchers have suggested that bullies are often themselves victims of bullying and that they may be repeating a pattern of the learned abuse. Equally, it has been suggested that they may be projecting dislike or anger with themselves onto others.

If a child approaches an adult and talks about being bullied, focus on offering comfort and support. Children are often reluctant to tell adults about bullying. They feel embarrassed and ashamed that it's happening. They worry that their parents will be disappointed. The best solution in all cases is strong social support, whether from friends, family or school. Those with no one to share their problems with usually suffered the most.

True, that bullying is part of growing up, but bullying can be as upsetting for a child and a family, however, there are a lot of people and resources that are available to help.


Title:
Bunions: The Result Of Poorly Fitted Shoes

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518

Summary:
A bunion is a bony lump on the side of the foot at the base of the big toe. This may be an isolated problem, but it is often associated with other problems with the shape of the foot.

The most common cause of bunions is footwear that does not have enough width to fit the toes in their natural position. High heels are particularly to blame as they squash the toes into the narrowest part of the front of the shoe.

Bunions are more common in women than men, and a tendency t...


Keywords:
bunion surgery,bunions,joint problems,footwear,arthritis,shoes


Article Body:
A bunion is a bony lump on the side of the foot at the base of the big toe. This may be an isolated problem, but it is often associated with other problems with the shape of the foot.

The most common cause of bunions is footwear that does not have enough width to fit the toes in their natural position. High heels are particularly to blame as they squash the toes into the narrowest part of the front of the shoe.

Bunions are more common in women than men, and a tendency to get them can run in families. They are occasionally associated with arthritis of the joint at the base of the big toe but many people with bunions have no underlying joint problems.

There are very few occasions where bunion surgery is the only option. The main alternative to surgery is to adapt your shoes so that they fit comfortably.

The options depend on how severe the bunion is. Using extra-wide-fitting shoes from a good- quality shoe shop may be enough. If not, the surgical appliances department at the hospital will be able to give you advice about stretching shoes or ordering a custom-made pair to fit the shape of your feet comfortably.

These shoes are not usually particularly fashionable, but they avoid all the risks of an operation and are almost always an effective treatment.

Bunions do not get better without surgery. Most bunions will get worse with time. Wearing sensible footwear will usually prevent them from getting rapidly worse. The skin over the bunion can become inflamed where it rubs on the inside of the shoe.

Very occasionally it can get infected and cause an ulcer. Aching in the foot is common but this is due to other related problems with how the foot works rather than the bunion itself.

A variety of anaesthetic techniques are possible. Your anaesthetist will discuss the options with you and will recommend the best form of anaesthesia for you.

There is a wide range of different operations for bunions, depending on the size of the bunion, the amount of deformity of the big toe, other associated problems with how the foot works, and any arthritis. The operation will involve removing the bunion.

It may involve other procedures to cut and realign the bones of the big toe and to tighten stretched ligaments around the big-toe joint. You may also need to have an operation to straighten one or more of the other toes at the same time.

Your surgeon will discuss with you how much surgery you will need. At the end of the operation, your surgeon will close the skin with stitches.

Bunions are very common. For those people who are not able to cope with adapting their footwear, surgery gives a good chance of making their feet fit comfortably into normal shoes and improving the cosmetic appearance.

Surgery is usually safe and effective. However, complications can happen. You need to know about them to help you make an informed decision about surgery. Knowing about them will also help to detect and treat any problems early.


Title:
Bun and Thigh Roller - Sculpt Your Body the Quick, Fun and Easy Way

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472

Summary:
In a demanding and stressful world where time is a very valuable resource, many people simply cannot afford the luxury of spending long hours at the gym.


Keywords:
Bun and Thigh Roller


Article Body:
In a demanding and stressful world where time is a very valuable resource, many people simply cannot afford the luxury of spending long hours at the gym.  They seek easier and faster alternatives to maintaining a fit and healthy body. If you are one of these people and you wish to sculpt your body in a quick, fun and easy way, the Bun and Thigh Roller is a great option for you!

The Bun and Thigh Roller allows you to do a wide range of physical workouts in the comfort of your own home. This amazing product can help you tighten and sculpt your buns, thighs and hips in only five minutes of daily exercise! With the Bun and Thigh Roller, you can easily work out the buttock muscles (glutei), the leg muscles (quadriceps, hamstrings) and the upper thigh muscles (medial adductors).

If you don't know what exercises to do to maximize your workout, have no fear. The Bun and Thigh Roller includes physical programs for working out the muscles of the upper body as well! With the optional extension of Bun and Thigh Roller you can also work out your abs, chest and arms in a wide variety of exercises. Therefore, with the Bun and Thigh Roller, you can actually get a complete body workout!

Bun and Thigh Roller can help you achieve the best results with minimal effort! The adjustable difficulty of the exercises provided by Bun and Thigh Roller makes the product suitable for both men and women, and for beginners to professional athletes! Thanks to its light mass and its revolutionary design, Bun and Thigh Roller can be easily manipulated and setup. This ease of use makes the Bun and Thigh Roller beneficial to people of all ages and sizes.

Whether you are a beginner or a professional athlete, Bun and Thigh Roller can fully satisfy your requirements. You can choose from 8 progressive levels of difficulty, so you can do either perform a minimal workout or a very challenging physical exercise using your own body weight. At the low-difficulty level, you burn calories and shape your muscles easily. By increasing the difficulty level for your exercises, you can strengthen your body and build muscular mass.
The Bun and Thigh Roller is ergonomically designed to isolate the neck and back, relieving the pressure on these tender points while you do your physical workout.  Don't hurt your back by doing old-fashioned exercises like sit-ups.  Also, by isolating the regions of the back and neck, Bun and Thigh Roller helps you maintain correct posture during your workouts, improving the efficiency of your exercises.

The Bun and Thigh Roller helps you achieve remarkable results in a very short period of time. Thousands of satisfied customers worldwide recommend this incredible product to anyone who wishes to maintain a beautiful, fit and healthy body.


Title:
Burning Issues on Heartburn

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605

Summary:
The article tackles the often harmless but uncomfortable condition called Heartburn. Heartburn is common, and an occasional episode is generally nothing to worry about. However, many people battle heartburn. This article provides information such as causes and symptoms of this burning issue.


Keywords:
heart burn, antidepressant medications, lifestyle, complications


Article Body:
You've just eaten a big meal and leaned back in your favorite chair to watch your favorite TV program. As you begin to relax, your chest starts to hurt so much it feels like it's on fire. You may be experiencing heartburn. According to studies, about 30% of adults experience occasional heartburn, while 10% experience heartburn almost every single every day. Heartburn is common, and an occasional episode is generally nothing to worry about.  However, many people have already considered heartburn as a uncomfortable condition that requires medication or medical attention.

Heartburn usually follows after a heavy meal.  To understand how this condition comes about, it is best to be aware of what exactly happens when we eat food.  The food that is swallowed travels from the mouth to the stomach through a hollow tube called the esophagus. Before food enters the stomach, it must pass through a tight muscle at the lower part of the esophagus called the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES). The lower esophageal sphincter prevents food from traveling backward into the esophagus.  Once in the stomach, stomach acid slowly digests the food. This acid is very strong and can damage most parts of the body. Fortunately, the stomach is protected from its own acid by a special mucous layer. The esophagus, however, does not have any such special protection. If the lower esophageal sphincter does not close completely, the lower part of the esophagus can be damaged by stomach acid. When this happens, heartburn is experienced.

Heartburn can last for several hours and is often worse after eating, or when lying down, or when a person who just ate suddenly bends over. Heartburn is the most common symptom of reflux. Reflux occurs when acid in the stomach, which is there to help digest food, rises up into the esophagus, causing pain, irritation, and discomfort.

Some other factors that can make heartburn worse include certain foods such as fatty and spicy foods, chocolate, caffeine, onions, tomato sauce, carbonated beverages and mint. Alcohol, large meals, lying too soon after eating, cigarette smoking, sedatives, calcium channel blockers and antidepressant medications can also trigger heartburn.

Heartburn, also called acid indigestion, is the most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); a disease in which stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into the esophagus. Heartburn usually feels like a burning chest pain beginning behind the breastbone and moving upward to the neck and throat. Many people say it feels like food is coming back into the mouth leaving an acid or bitter taste.

Most heartburn problems are mild, but if a person experiences frequent discomfort, there may already be some complications that need medical treatment or the use of prescription medications. If a person encounters heartburn several times a week, or if it returns soon after the effects of antacids wear off, medical attention may be necessary.   A person with heartburn should also consult a doctor if he or she often wakes up at night due to discomfort brought about by reflux. One may need further medical care, or possibly even surgery, if a person experience difficulty swallowing, regurgitates blood or black material, suddenly loses weight, or if the stool is black in color.

Most people can manage the discomfort of heartburn with lifestyle modifications and over-the-counter medications. But if heartburn is severe, these remedies may offer only temporary or partial relief. Heartburn pain can be mistaken for the pain associated with heart disease or a heart attack, but there are differences. Heartburn pain is less likely to be associated with physical activity. Exercise may aggravate pain resulting from heart disease, and rest may relieve the pain.


Title:
Burning Limbs: The Truth About Sciatica

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665

Summary:
Sciatica, its symptoms, causes, and treatment.


Keywords:
sciatica, chronic pain, inflammation, acupuncture


Article Body:
Have you ever felt a chronic, burning pain that spreads from your lower hip running down to your foot?  Is it just as painful sitting down or standing up?  You might be suffering from sciatica.

Sciatica, as the name implies, affects the sciatic nerve.  The sciatic nerve is the single longest nerve in the body.  It originates from the lower lumber region of your spine, through the pelvis, through the hind portion of your leg down to your foot.  It is mainly responsible for distributing blood to the back of our lower extremities.

The most common causes of sciatica are: a herniated disc, lumbar spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, trauma, piriformis syndrome, and spinal tumors. When one suffers from a herniated disc, there is an inflammation or bulging of the spinal disc causing it to protrude out of the annulus.  The annulus is the space between the spine where the spinal discs are located.  Disc herniation could exert pressure on the nearby nerve root causing a direct compression on sensitive nerve tissues such as the sciatic nerve. Lumbar spinal stenosis is almost the same as disc herniation in the sense that spinal nerves are pinched.  In this case, though, the spinal canal shrinks, squeezing and applying too much pressure on the spinal nerve inside. The spinal nerve branches out of the spinal canal to the entire body through openings called as neural foramina.  Once these passages are congested or narrowed, it causes nerve compression.  If the blockage happens on these passageways, they're considered foraminal stenosis.  If it occurs on the opening where the sciatic nerve passes, it may cause sciatica.

Another cause can be spondylolisthesis, or more commonly known as slipped discs. It may also cause sciatica when a vertebral disc moves out of place and applies direct pressure to the spinal nerve adjacent to it, usually occuring on the lumbar or the lower portion of the spine. Blunt force trauma to the lower back region may cause severe damage to the spine and may cause sciatica as well.  Accidents or external forces that may cause bone fractures like vehicular accidents, horse riding accidents, sports injuries may all lead to sciatica as bone fragments may occasionally be the cause of the nerve compression. The piriformis syndrome occurs when the piriformis muscle spasms and compresses the sciatic nerve. In this case, the sciatic nerve running beneath the piriformis muscle may sometimes get irritated by movement of the said muscle. 

Lastly, spinal tumors are anomalous growths on the spine that can either be benign or malignant.  Rare as sciatica cases being caused by spinal tumors may be, once a tumor develops in the lumbar region, it may cause nerve compression that may trigger sciatica.

There are a lot of treatments recommended for sciatica, some non-invasive and some involving surgery.  In cases of bone fragments, spinal tumor, and severe cases of slipped or herniated disc causing the sciatica, of course surgery would be required as treatment.  But for some minor instances, chiropractic treatment and acupuncture is enough to relieve the pain. Chiropractic therapy may range from ice/cold therapy, ultrasound, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), to spine adjustment or manipulation.  These entail for the lumber area to be exposed to cold or heat to reduce inflammation and muscle spasms.

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that originated from China.  Fine needles are inserted into your skin in strategic points in the body to release negative energy and restore health and well-being, and treat pain and illnesses.  It has been proven effective by medical practitioners.  It is highly recommended as a treatment for generic lumbar pain, even for mild sciatica, as it supposedly releases tension from the spastic muscles and relieves the pressure from the compressed nerve. 

So if you have been experiencing sharp, burning pain on your lower extremities, it is best that you consult a medical practitioner at once.  You might be experiencing sciatica.  But like they say, prevention is better than cure.  Let's not abuse our bodies.


Title:
Burnout? Move On And Rise Up

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899

Summary:
Different individuals have varied ways of dealing with stressful situations such as burnout. Taking a much needed vacation may address the problem of exhaustion and boredom but may not be effective in totally eliminating the sense of disillusionmentstress and anxiety.


Keywords:
: stress and anxiety, stress management


Article Body:
It's the point of no return, and no one can talk you out of whatever decision you have already made.  When you've reached that certain stage in your career where you are completely disillusioned with your job and and where you no longer get any satisfaction and fulfillment in everything that you do, it's high time that you give yourself not just a break but freedom from burnout, stress and anxiety that have been tearing your world apart.

Burnout, Stress & Anxiety
Burnout is characterized by deep-seated sense of disillusionment and exhaustion with a job or career that used to provide so much excitement and motivation.  It happens even to highly committed and passionate individuals who encounter problems or get involved in situations where their enthusiasm and passion are gradually being stripped away and eventually losing the drive to continue going on.
Stress is anything that causes bodily and mental tension which may lead to anxiety and other illnesses.  It can be a situation or a thought that can weigh you down or make you feel frustrated and angry.  On the other hand, anxiety is a feeling of uneasiness and apprehension over something that is recognized or unknown.

Stress and anxiety are normal parts of everyday life.  Both can motivate a person to be productive and to rise up to the challenge of tough situations.  However, too much stress and too much anxiety can be harmful and may cause physical, emotional, and psychological problems like infection, heart diseases, and depression.  Stress and anxiety at workplace can lead to burnout.

Dealing With Burnout
Different individuals have varied ways of dealing with stressful situations such as burnout.  Taking a much needed vacation may address the problem of exhaustion and boredom but may not be effective in totally eliminating the sense of disillusionment, stress and anxiety. 

l Going Through The Motions – Some people deal with burnout by not dealing with it at all.  To accept it and not do anything about it is one of the worst way to deal with burnout.  Such indifference will soon result to anger and bitterness as opportunities pass you by.  People will notice the attitude of just “going through the motions” for the sake of doing or accomplishing things, or just for the sake of income which the job brings. Eventually, they will regard you as “doomed”  unless you change the situation.

l Career Change – When the passion and drive that used to inspire you to do your best has been snuffed out, disabling you from going on further with your career, make that shift.  A new profession will certainly give you a new perspective.  However, changing career may not credit some of the precious experiences you have already gained as relevant to your new-found endeavor.  Moreover, competition will put you with much younger people who are willing to accept lower salaries, thus, affect your bargaining power.  In addition, the demands of a new career may be much more difficult to handle due to your lack of experience than just successfully turning a temporary burnout situation around.

l Changing Jobs – As compared to career change, a change of job within the same field of endeavor or profession is just like having the same job but in a totally different environment.  Your skills and the previous experiences you have acquired will be transferable and allows you to rededicate your original goals to start anew, without being reminded of the burdens that come with staying on the same job. Those individuals who were disillusioned their previous employers may benefit in job change.  However, the downside of this response is the possibility that you may end up with the same situation again if the cause of burnout is the job itself and not the other factors such as management and co-workers.  Taking this step positively, one must really understand the cause of burnout and make sure to avoid it.

l Wake-up Call – Some people manage through burnout situations by considering it as a trigger to re-evaluate their lifestyles and what they want to achieve.   This form of stress management is one of the most positive ways to cope up with burnout.  It is dealing with the sense of failure by talking with somebody who may have experienced the same situation and help you realized without bias why after all the inputs you have generously given and efforts you have exerted to do well did not worked out to your advantage.  This person should not be from the same company to avoid prejudice which may only complicate matters.  Sometimes, this is all that is needed to relieve stress and anxiety that leads to burnout.  The realization may lead you to yourself or to other people as the one to be blamed.  But what is important is to be able to move on without dwelling further on blame and guilt.

Moving On
When people come to terms with the situation, they will learn that hard work is not the only thing that matters, that major achievements need the support of other people, and most importantly, that they are not superhuman.  They will learn to spot and communicate problems early on to avoid repeating the same mistakes.  Consult with your healthcare providers regarding therapies and stress management programs in order to help you move on from a burnout situation, stress and anxiety to rise above the demands of a new and challenging career.


title:Burn Calories And Enhance Body Sculpting Results With Challenging Workouts On An Incline Treadmill
author:Saurya Ghosal
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2620.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
category:health
article:

Incline treadmill is suitable for wide range of therapies and workouts. Incline treadmill provides a more challenging way to increase the workload in terms of distance without going faster. Incline treadmill simulates an uphill climb, while the electronics can be programmed to create running or walking. Incline treadmill strengthens muscles and burns calories allowing the user to lose more weight.
The greater the incline angle on the treadmill the more muscle activity, greater body motion and more exertion. This is the principle of the incline treadmill which brings in fat loss, good body sculpting results and loss of calories results. People desire to achieve these as to maintain healthy bodies that look great.
The more the incline on the treadmill, the greater the calories will be burned on the treadmill simply because walking at an incline on the treadmill causes more muscle activity and greater range of motion. Incline treadmill engages the lower body muscle group, forces people to incline at each step, exert themselves and significantly burn more calories than walking on a flat surface of the treadmill. With the incline treadmill people can enhance their total body sculpting as never before.
Objectives of fat loss, burn calories and better heart health can be achieved using the incline angle of the treadmill. Incline treadmill workouts can be done while watching TV and there is no need to go outdoors for walking. People can get a healthy cardio workout with walking at a brisk pace on a treadmill and then increase the incline with no side effects. This will reduce lower back injury problems and knee problems incurred while running or walking on outdoor concrete.
Adjustable resistance cardio cables during exercise increases the calorie burning potential by providing total upper-body resistance workout as people walk or run on the incline treadmill. Treadmill at an inclined angle operates smoothly with no effects or problems and enables individual to walk or run on it and achieve workout results.
Treadmill stress starts with individuals walking on a treadmill at an easy walking pace and then increasing the incline angle after every few minutes. This makes the individual do more work and is similar to walking up a gradual inclined hill.
With increase in the treadmill incline, larger steps are compensated by leaning forward from the waist which puts the center of gravity forward more and increases the use of muscles to maintain the forward lean of the upper torso. This burns more calories and provides a good workout. Beginners on a treadmill are advised to initially walk on the flat surface of the treadmill and over time they can increase the speed and incline several times higher than what they began with on the treadmill.
Workouts over the incline treadmill all the time can generate negative effects on ankles and tendons. People should avoid and restrict themselves to 10% inclination on the treadmill. People should take care that they don’t overdo themselves while using the treadmill at incline angle and stress themselves. People should stop the workout on the incline treadmill if the speed and the incline start causing problems to shins, calves or even heart.
Incline treadmill is an effective and ideal solution to lose fat, burn calories and achieve body sculpting results. However, individuals should take care so as to avoid over stressing or over working on the inclined treadmill which may create problems for them.
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Title:
Burn Fat Safely and Effectively

Word Count:
380

Summary:
Fat burning is usually a primary goal of herbal weight loss pills. The green tea diet is no different in that is not only recommends but requires
the use of simple exercises to be completed along with the consumption of the dietary supplements. Having a green tea diet is associated with several health benefits. One of the benefits is providing a potential cure for cancer.


Keywords:
fat burning, burn fat, herbal weight loss pills, green tea diet pills, green tea diet to fight cancer, green tea diet for weight loss, green tea diet


Article Body:
Fat burning is usually a primary goal of herbal weight loss pills. The green tea diet is no different in that is not only recommends but requires
the use of simple exercises to be completed along with the consumption of the dietary supplements. Studies have confirmed without a shadow of a doubt
that Green Tea is a fantastic, 100 percent all natural, chemical free way to weight loss as green tea greatly increases your metabolism and in addition to that also enhances your body's natural fat burning processes. 

According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a green tea diet increases metabolism and oxidizes fat, and that too without raising heart
rates. There are many ways to help people on the way to losing weight and some of the most popular quick fixes are the use of fat burner supplements
and pills. Fat burning stimulates the secretion of natural antioxidants in the body to counteract the harmful effects of free-radical oxidation caused
by anaerobic stress.

Fat cannot be spot-reduced, that is, you cannot target certain areas on your body (like the accumulation areas) with an exercise or two that works those areas. Because green tea diet has an inhibiting effect on insulin, green tea diet therefore helps keep sugar from being stored as fats and instead, send them directly into the muscles for immediate use. You need to find the perfect Green Tea dietary supplement which contains a large amount of EGCG which increases your metabolism and also your ability to burn fat through its antioxidant capabilities. 

The decision to take supplements is yours. Aside from burning calories and increasing metabolism, these diet supplements are also highly valued to
lower down cholesterol levels in a person. Similarly, the antioxidants found in super green tea diet supplements inhibit the production of insulin, the hormone that stores calories into fats. Green tea weight loss supplements are also full of anti-oxidants that cause an increase energy use in the body, thus burning more calories. 

Having a green tea diet is associated with several health benefits. One of the benefits is providing a potential cure for cancer. When you switch
over to green tea, you get your caffeine, you're all set, but you will drop your insulin levels and body fat will fall very rapidly.


Title:
Burn Fat Safely and successfully

Word Count:
386

Summary:
Fat burning is normally a leading goal of herbal weight loss pills.


Keywords:
herbal weight loss pills, green tea diet, dietary supplements, green tea, egcg


Article Body:
Fat burning is normally a leading goal of herbal weight loss pills. The green tea diet is no diverse in that is not only urges but requires the use of simple exercises to be completed along with the consumption of the dietary supplements. Having a green tea diet is associated with several health benefits. One of the benefits is providing a potential cure for cancer.

Green Tea is an incredible, 100 percent all natural, chemical free way to weight loss as green tea greatly increases your metabolism and in addition to that also heightens your body’s natural fat burning processes.

A green tea diet increments metabolism and oxidizes fat, and that too without raising heart rates. There are numerous ways to help people on the way to losing weight and some of the most popular quick fixes are the use of fat burner supplements  and pills. Fat burning stimulates the secretion of natural antioxidants in the body to counteract the injurious effects of free-radical oxidation caused by anaerobic stress.

Fat cannot be spot-reduced, that is, you cannot target definite areas on your body (like the accumulation areas) with an exercise or two that works those areas. Because green tea diet has an conquering outcome on insulin, green tea diet therefore aids keep sugar from being stored as fats and instead, send them directly into the muscles for immediate use. You need to unearth the perfect Green Tea dietary supplement which contains a large amount of EGCG which increases your metabolism and also your ability to burn fat through its antioxidant capabilities.

The resolution to take supplements is yours. Aside from burning calories and increasing metabolism, these diet supplements are also highly valued to lower down cholesterol levels in a person. Similarly, the antioxidants found in super green tea diet supplements restrain the production of insulin, the hormone that stores calories into fats. Green tea weight loss supplements are also full of anti-oxidants that cause an increase energy use in the body, thus burning more calories.

Having a green tea diet is associated with several health benefits. One of the remuneration is providing a potential cure for cancer. When you switch over to green tea, you get your caffeine, you’re all set, but you will deteriorate your insulin levels and body fat will fall very rapidly.


title:Burn Fat, Not Sugar!
author:Michelle Wollaston
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_1633.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
category:health
article:

You are going to be pleasantly surprised! Most people think that in order to lose weight you have to do strenuous exercise, continuously, and lots of it! Well, Guess what? NOT TRUE! 
I know you are thinking? That's crazy! It doesn't make any sense! I thought the same thing, when I first heard this. But it all comes down to understanding how your body works.
By exercising 20 minutes a day average, you can reduce your craving for the wrong kinds of foods that result from your life stresses. SO let's explore that concept of how the body really works! Your body has two ways to create energy. Your body can turn fat into energy, or it can turn blood sugar, glucose, into energy. But it can't do both at the same time. At any time, your body is either burning fat, or blood sugar. When your energy demand is low, your body burns fat. When you are walking, working at your desk, driving a car, and even sleeping - the demand for energy is low so the body is burning fat. But as soon as your activity levels increase - your body turns to blood sugar since fat cannot be converted into energy quickly enough.
Let's take an example. You are walking down the street to the bus stop (burning fat), and you see your bus start to close the doors and ready to leave. You start running - and very quickly your heart rate and your breathing will increase, and your body will begin to burn blood sugar instead of fat. Constant strenuous exercise conditions your body to burn blood sugar, instead of fat. Wow! That is an eye-opener, isn't it?
These types of strenuous exercises are great for the heart, lungs, and circulation, and you may want to do these AFTER you lose the weight. Until then, try anaerobic exercise that doesn't increase your heart rate. Try long, slow walks, because they are burning fat while you walk - but as an added bonus, you are conditioning your body to burn fat, opening up fat burning systems, burning calories, and building muscle
Weight lifting is another great exercise for losing weight because it will build muscle and muscle burns fat. Yep, that's true. The more muscle you have the more fat your body burns every day. Don't get me wrong - I am talking easy weight lifting, such as with 5 or 10 pound weights, and limit this to about 20 minutes a day, every other day. Alternate walking and weight lifting during the week - take Sunday Off. It is really that simple! Start your walking program easy too. Start with 5 minutes out, and then come back. Over time increase to 10 minutes out, and then come back; then 15, then 20. 20 minutes out and 20 minutes back - 40 minutes total every other day. Then stay consistent! One of the biggest problems with strenuous exercise is that people sometimes injure themselves early on in the program, and then that's the end of it! All you need to do is walk and weight lift - light workouts. And once you have gotten started, do it consistently. This easy exercise program combined with a program of nutrition, information, and personal coaching can be just your ticket, to getting rid of those unwanted pounds forever.
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Title:
Burn The Fat MP3

Word Count:
1380

Summary:
First Look- The site looks like your typical sales site. One veeerrry long page, which starts out with a letter saying ‘Dear Friend’. This’ll be interesting. I don’t understand how an e-book could help people lose weight and gain muscle. However, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, and explore more. Good thing I did! The product is actually an MP3 containing tele-seminar recordings and 6 hours of content. They also provide the transcripts of the recordings. I enjoy follo...


Keywords:
Basic Rules of Playing Tennis, Tennis Basics, Forehand, Backhand, Tennis Fitness, Tennis Mental Game


Article Body:
First Look- The site looks like your typical sales site. One veeerrry long page, which starts out with a letter saying ‘Dear Friend’. This’ll be interesting. I don’t understand how an e-book could help people lose weight and gain muscle. However, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, and explore more. Good thing I did! The product is actually an MP3 containing tele-seminar recordings and 6 hours of content. They also provide the transcripts of the recordings. I enjoy following along to tapes with something in my hand, so its good for me that you can print it out. The price is reasonable, considering the content. At $47.00, it’s not going to Starbucks for a week or so. Heck, you can start dieting while you save money in the jar for the recordings!

Promises/Claims- They promise many things, after all, this is a fitness product! I’ll list some of the ones I thought were more important on here. Check out the link at the bottom of this review for all of them.

Audio #1- Goal Setting And Mental Training Strategies For Unstoppable Motivation

* How to “reprogram” your subconscious mind for die-hard persistence. Once you listen to this part, and do the mind-training Tom has you do, you’ll laugh at how much you used to “procrastinate” before.

* A mental mind-game to do every morning, to get your mindset set on success every day. If you do this, you’ll never fall into self-sabotage again.

* How to develop DIE-HARD consistence with your exercising, training, and eating habits, to set yourself up for success.

* A way to overcome the biggest obstacle in improving your body. The old “I don’t have the time” problem. How to “find the time” and transform your body despite your busy schedule.

* How to use the power of associations and pain & pleasure to curb your appetite and stop comfort eating.

* The power of “chunking.” How to feel completely clear and certain about your training, without being overwhelmed! When you apply this, you’ll be surprised when you find yourself “looking forward” to following your fat burning, muscle building plan!

* A powerful method to make sure you never get “bummed out” and “de-motivated” so you’ll never have to “make” yourself get up and take action.

* Changing your focus to make sure you have an incredible amount of energy all day to achieve your body and health goals. (This one method is worth the entire tele-seminar series)

Alright, alright. I admit it. This disk excited me so much I had to post the whole thing. Oh my god. Pardon me, while I gape. IF these things are true, wow. Right now, I’m going to give it a 12 on a scale of 1-10.

Audio #2-Nutrition Fundamentals For Health, Energy, Fat Loss And Muscle Growth

* Overcoming food cravings. How to make sure you stick to your nutrition plan.

* How to build a diet that totally empowers you, keeps your body energized and lets your body burn fat. While you enjoy what you’re eating.

* The ONE thing you must do at the end of each day, for 5 minutes, to guarantee your success. hint: it doesn‘t involve eating or exercise. Tom said this is the most critical point to remember daily.

Well, not as exciting. I didn’t post everything this time. However, put it in perspective of tennis. If you know the technique, then the mind game is of the utmost importance. But you have to know the technique in the first place! Similarly, you need to know how to lose weight, before you learn how to get your mind to stay on track.

Audio #3, Training And Nutrition Strategies For Fat Loss

* After 4 weeks of training, your body usually goes into a “plateau” and result stop coming. Tom will share his most powerful strategy to overcome this. The “zig zag” method. aka: “calorie-cycling”

* How to tell if your body is “carb sensitive.” If your body is “carb sensitive”, will NOT burn fat unless you make this one change in your nutrition plan. This is easy to understand, and Tom explains it very thoroughly.

* Why most people NEVER lose weight, because they miss the one critical element of a successful fat burning program. hint: it has to do with starving yourself (you DON’T need to go on a diet!)

* The truth about fat burning supplement. Tom get’s approached by multi-milliondollar supplement companies every month to promote their products. He gives them the finger every-time. You’ll learn exactly why.

I’m liking this disk. I hate the idea of supplements as well: if you eat right, you don’t need supplements! Also, I would love to find out how to get past that plateau. I bet everyone has gotten there at some point or the other.

Audio #4, Training And Nutrition Strategies For Muscle Growth

* Why most people who try to gain muscle, gain more FAT than they gain muscle, becuase they don’t know one simple nutrition princple. You’ll learn how to avoid this common pitfall.

* Muscle building supplement: There is only one muscle building supplement that Tom recommends.

* How to overcome plateaus(slow or no results) in your training with the law of adaptation and muscle confusion.

* The secret of “nutrient timing” - Adding this one element to your training can make the difference between no results, and success.

I’m confused about the ‘muscle building supplement’ part. I think its probably going to be something witty, like lots of water, but could be him endorsing something. The other points seem enticing though. I’m very excited about this.

Onsite Testimonials- He doesn’t flood the whole page with testimonials. That just annoys me most of the time: okay, okay, I get it, everyone loves your product! There are three testimonials, and all of them emphasize how much his ‘mental’ tips helped them out.

Now I’m going to begin looking at forums, reviews, and articles off his site.

The forums generally seem to have the most honest reviews, because the forum members are just people chatting about the selected topic.

Here are some quotes from forums:

“I think that Venuto goes way above and beyond with this, and there’s far more nutritional information - and it’s understandable! - to be found here than anywhere else. Even people with a “good grasp” could definitely benefit. The only drawback that I could see is maybe there wasn’t enough information on workouts, but I think it just appears that way because there’s so much on nutrition. There’s more than enough to start and effective and efficient plan.”

“I love the book….as soon as i read the first chapter…i was pumped!!! it helps with everything as these guys say…from mental prep. to grading foods to weight training….its got everything but how to make a buldowser out of duct tape (seek McGiver for that)”

“Venuto seems to really know his stuff… I just got the book a few days ago and I’m working through it (it’s huge - 300+ pages) and it has an astounding amount of information. Personally, I wish it was a hard copy - I’d probably be willing to pay more for it - but I guess this way is cheaper and more portable. I’m just a little more than half way done, but I’ve learned a lot already.

I’ll have to look into the other stuff you guys recommended. I’m gonna try and finish up BFFM first though ”

This is tough, I can’t find a negative sentence. Other than it having too much information, nothing really bad about this!

Also, this guy has a TON of articles posted around the net. To me, it shows he really knows his stuff. Here’s some of his articles. I found dozens of others as well. One that interested me was titled “Nutrition Or Training - Which Is More Important”. I suggest looking through his free articles.

Verdict: Burn The Fat is an amazing resource. It has virtually no complaints, other than being too big, and perhaps not having enough material on lifting weights. Really doesn’t matter if your goal is to lose weight, tone your body, or become Mr. Universe! Its good for anybody.


title:Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle (Lose Body Fat) - Product Review
author:Mike Miyaki
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_835.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
category:health
article:

At first glance, this product manual's title (Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle) was a bit distracting. While the 300+ page manual does a good job of explaining how increased muscle strength helps lose body fat and why its more important to lose body fat versus lose weight; I wasn't sure about the content of the product manual until I read it in its entirety. The overall premise is to burn the body fat with exercise and feed the muscle with good nutrition plans. The author, Tom Venuto, is a body builder and that helps explain some of the direction of the manual.
On the plus side, Tom's instructional product manual has a tremendous amount of information including goal setting, discussions on meal frequency and exercise plans, just to name a few. On the negative side (depending on your perspective), it contains a few references about the basics of weight loss (or body fat loss) such as drinking plenty of water and burn more calories than you consume. Basics are covered in 2 of the 17 chapters, so it didn't waste too much of the reader's time.
Overall, I would rate this instructional manual, (Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle) an 8.5 out of 10. If you have the ability to motivate yourself and take action by reading a manual, then the price for this product of $39 is a great value. However, if reading an instructional manual isn't enough to motivate you to take action to lose body fat, then you may benefit from a more multimedia rich program such as Denise Austin's Fit Forever , Billy Blanks' Tae-Bo, or Winsor Pilates . These other programs include CDs, videos and/or charts. However, if you do consider these other programs, they may cost a bit more.
What I liked
1. 1. Tom's full chapter on setting 'compelling' goals helps the reader understand the importance of defining a compelling reason for unstoppable motivation to succeed. In my opinion, a true compassionate reason is key to success in any area - without it, you're setting yourself up for mediocre results He uses excellent quotes from Denis Waitley & others to drive his point home.
2. His discussions on how to lose body fat versus losing weight is covered well in his product manual and he discusses various methods to test body fat including the inexpensive use of calipers for skin fold testing. I personally use the $20 Accu-measure calipers and they work very well.
3. He mentions that dieting isn't as important as good meal planning and increasing muscle strength to help lose body fat. The combination of these two strategies are key to your long-term success. For more details about Tom's manual, (Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle), check out his site which as additional details, plus any special offers that might be available.
4. His discussion on the 'adaption syndrome' is valuable and an important lesson in getting to the next level of success in your goal to lose body fat. You can also adapt this lesson to help you succeed in many other areas of your life.
What I didn't like
1. Tom provides tons of valuable information on the subject of weight loss or how to lose body fat, but in the beginning of the product manual, it lacks a detailed plan to help the reader start a program quickly. Given today's fast paced world, a quick start guide would have been useful.
2. For novice readers, the sections on drinking plenty of water and calorie balance are extremely important, but for readers with this basic knowledge on how to lose body fat, these sections are a bit too elementary.
3. In this product manual, Tom discusses the benefit of timing meals. While this might improve your personal situation, I personally believe the extra effort dedicated to timing is not worth the time & effort put into the timing process. (Or maybe I'm just a bit lazy to go through that much detail to lose the last percentage of body fat.)
Overall
For beginners, this manual (Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle), provides 300+ pages of details that are extensive, easy-to-read and easy-to-implement. If you have some basic knowledge of weight loss or losing body fat, you can still benefit from about 90% of this product manual. There are a great few sections that I've never seen before and are very interesting perspectives on how to lose body fat.
If you have the discipline (& can get motivated to take action), then the small price you'll pay ($39) is worth it. If however, you can't get motivated to take action by reading an instructional book, then you should consider other multimedia products such as Denise Austin's Fit Forever , Billy Blanks Tae-Bo, or Winsor Pilates . As mentioned before, be prepared to pay a bit more for these other programs.   I've followed many of the steps outlined in his instructional product manual and have been pleased with the results. For $39, and with a 3-month money back guarantee - it's worth the price. Similar to other lengthy instructional manuals, plan to read in small periods of time and keep your pen out to take good notes. Last time I was on his site, he was giving some free bonuses away also, you'll want to check out his site today before you consider purchasing. End of Product Review.
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title:Busting Acne Myths Requires Individualized Treatment and More Research
author:Naweko San-Joyz
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_1696.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
category:health
article:

If you have acne, you know the deal- everybody has a cream or suggestion to help you get clear skin. But how do you separate myth, medicine and folklore to find an acne treatment that works for you? That’s what researcher Parker Magin set out to do in a study entitled, A systematic review of the evidence for ‘myths and misconceptions’ in acne management.
Magin and co-researchers from the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, conclude that clinicians cannot be “didactic” when making acne treatment recommendations that are based on diet, hygiene and sunlight exposure. According to Magin, acne treatments should be individualized.
Meanwhile, the Academy of Dermatology has published a press release touting, The Stubborn Truth About Acne: Myths and Misconceptions. Though this article discusses a recent Stanford University survey that examined acne myths held among young adults, it offers no solid advice for securing an acne antidote. Moreover, its meaning is paradoxical.
For example, the article headlines Alexa Boer Kimball, M.D. who is an assistant professor of dermatology at Harvard University. Dr. Kimballs sums up the survey on acne by saying “that substantial differences still exist between popular belief and scientific support, yet this does not change the way patients attempt to care for their acne.”
Dr. Kimballs’s comments at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology casts a discrediting shadow over her groundbreaking research that aimed to separate acne fact from fiction. Just two years ago in 2003, Dr. Kimball was apart of a Stanford University study investigating the effect of stress on acne. Then, Dr. Kimball concluded that, “increased acne severity was significantly associated with increased stress levels… while self-assessed change in diet quality was the only other significant association.” The results of this study suggested that the link between acne, and diet and stress are no longer hypothetical but warrant further examination.
Another investigation aiming to demystify acne came for Dr. Loren Cordain. Cordain and his associates explored the link between diet and acne in a study called Acne Vulgaris: A Disease of Western Civilization. Cordain noted that Kitavan Islanders of Papua New Guinea and the Aché hunter-gatherers of Paraguay had no active cases of acne. This prompted the question, “So why does acne vulgaris affect 79% to 95% of the adolescent population in westernized societies?”
Cordain found that genes alone do not cause the disparity of acne incidences between non-westernized and modernized societies. Other factors must enter the equation.
Acne can arise from hormonal shifts, stress upheavals and a host of other causes. Your best defense against acne is observing yourself and noting what conditions, foods and emotions aggravate your acne situation. From there, you can use self-care to reduce acne flare-ups.
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Title:
Busting Some Skin Care Myths

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593

Summary:
As with all aspects of life, there are urban myths about skin care. However, for the most part, these myths are not true, though some have a grain of truth to them.


Keywords:
stress and anxiety, skin infections


Article Body:
Proper skin care is one of those things that more and more people are embracing nowadays, particularly because of the media campaign that subconsciously pushes people to be more beautiful. However, as with anything of this sort, not all the information one needs to know is actually known by the general public. In  such situations, the general public tends to develop “knowledge” of its own, which are easily dismissed as myths and urban legends by medical experts. Here are a few of the more common myths.

Myth #1: Eating Some Foods Can Cause Skin Infections

Skin infections are not caused by the food you eat. No, acne is not caused or affected by your diet either. Your food intake has no effect on whether or not your skin can become a target for acne, pimples, or any other skin infections. The fact is, your diet has minimal effect on your skin. Instead of watching what you eat, you might want to try cutting down on the stress and anxiety to minimize the chances of your skin getting blemished. The only way food can have an appreciable effect on your skin is if you have an allergy to the food eaten.

Myth #2: Facial Exercises Make The Skin Look Younger

There is absolutely, positively no truth to this. The harsh reality is that doing facial exercises will do more harm than good. Your skin is elastic, but only to a certain extent. Like all things that are elastic, there are limitations to just how much you can pull before breaking it or deforming it. Similar to a rubber band, if you pull at it enough, you'll eventually deform it. In the case of the skin, do enough exercises and this'll just make those wrinkles and lines more visible.

Myth #3: A Good Tan Can Kill Bacteria

This one is little more than scientific speculation at the moment. Ultraviolet light may have an effect on bacteria or it may not, science isn't really sure about that right now. However, even if UV rays did have an effect on bacteria, there's no indication that it would have any appreciable effect on bacteria beneath the surface of the skin, which is where most skin infections start out. Sure, tanning might be a good way to relieve stress and anxiety, but the possibility you might end up getting skin cancer is something you should keep in mind before you lounge all day on the beach.




Myth #4: Too Much Drink Can Make The Skin Blow Up

There is some scientific basis for this one, as alcohol tends to open up the pores and make a person look more flushed. However, alcohol cannot make the skin blow up and have acne appear all over your skin overnight. The open pores might make it easier for dirt to get into them and aggravate them if they are already clogged, but it is unlikely to increase the damage that was already there by any significant margin.

Myth #5: Dirt Causes Acne

To confirm: dirt clogged in the pores does not cause acne. It can cause problems, definitely, but it cannot cause acne, so don't grab an over-the-counter acne treatment to help alleviate them. An exfoliant is more likely to help if dirt has clogged your pores, as that sort of treatment will peel away layers of the skin, eventually taking the dirt along with it. While acne treatments based on salicylic acid might help, this is because the acid is an exfoliant and not because acne problems are the same as having dirt in your pores.


Title:
Bust Tanning Myths And Have A Safe Tan

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735

Summary:
The custom of tanning is highly popular among western societies. Recent studies from several sources have come up with reasons to discourage the practice of tanning as it runs the risk of the person getting cancer. This is because the tanning method actively damages the DNA of the individual and causes mutations to occur in the cells of the individual. Besides this risk, tanning also leads to a blocking of the body’s natural anti- depressants and thus runs the increased risk ...


Keywords:
tanning myths, safe tan, indoor tanning, outdoor tanning


Article Body:
The custom of tanning is highly popular among western societies. Recent studies from several sources have come up with reasons to discourage the practice of tanning as it runs the risk of the person getting cancer. This is because the tanning method actively damages the DNA of the individual and causes mutations to occur in the cells of the individual. Besides this risk, tanning also leads to a blocking of the body’s natural anti- depressants and thus runs the increased risk of getting cancer. Nevertheless, the growing evidence of linkages between cancer and tanning have not led to a complete ban of tanning.

Several myths are propagated in support of the case for tanning and these myths have done much groundwork leading to the continuation of tanning under artificial conditions.

One of the common myths prevalent is the belief that tanning is healthy because it protects the body from sunburn. This is totally baseless observation by the pro tanning lobby. The myth relies on the idea that the tan is the body’s natural way of preventing UV rays from penetrating into the skin and thus reduces the risk of getting skin cancer. This is not the actual fact as the tan over a white skin acts as much of a sunscreen as an SPF4 strength sunscreen. Even to protect skin under normal conditions in the sun, one is recommended the use of SPF 15 sunscreen strength. Thus this weak protection of tanning, equivalent only to SPF 4 strength, is too weak to help.

Also, it is necessary to know that sunburn is a long term effect and that it does not immediately surface on the skin. So the belief that if the skin feels cool immediately after a dip in the sea, it will not sunburn is again a false belief. This is a false belief considering the fact that sunburn is a continuing process and a cumulative process that ultimately surfaces as the effect of sunburn. Thus the idea that staying out in the sun for a longer time when under water is not as harmful as being on the beach for the same amount of time, is totally mythical. Sun bathing, for longer hours even with breaks in between, will not stop the sunburn from taking place as water is not an agent that can prevent the harmful effects of sunburn.

Many a time people make it a habit of staying out in the outdoors on a day that is cloudy under the belief that tanning effects will be reduced as the sun is clouded over and sunburn cannot take place. Although the radiation is partially reduced on a partially cloudy day, the cumulative effect of exposure to the sun, albeit in spasms of cloudiness, is likely to have its cumulative effect, though the radiation effects would be reduced somewhat.

For many bathers at resorts by the sea side, tanning experience is continued, propped by the myth circulated that tanning and bathing are a correct mix as water is a perfect sunblock and sunburn cannot take place if one bathes and then relaxes on the beach. This is a wrong idea because shallow water affords minimal protection from the sun’s harmful rays and some believe that it even enhances UV rays exposure.

As a way out of all these contradictions, the common myth is that tanning can be kept safe and healthy provided one covers the exposed skin with a sunscreen lotion before going out under the sun. The sunscreen protection, one must remember, is only a partial protection as it cannot be applied all over the face. The eyes cannot be covered with sunscreen and one needs to protect them differently. Sun glasses are not meant to be a protection from UV rays and thus the skin around the eyes becomes a vulnerable area during tanning.

Besides as one tends to sweat in the sun and swimming in the water tends to wear off the effect of the sunscreen lotion, the chances of exposure to the sun even while consciously tanning with an eye on safety and protection comes to light. The loss of protection despite wearing a sunscreen lotion for protection is thus not enough and the myth does nothing to counter this genuine problem.

Hence the person opting for tanning must be conscious of the hazards involved and not continue to believe in myths without checking them out thoroughly.


Title:
Butea Superba Promotes Energy And Performance

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752

Summary:
Butea Superba Promotes Energy And Performance - Content Quickly and Easily!


Keywords:
Butea Superba


Article Body:
Natural extract is obtained from the roots of the Butea superba, a herbal plant indigenous to Thailand.  Natural extract is obtained from the roots of the Butea superba, an herbal plant.  ViaMax® Plus for him gel is a natural specialty product made from extract of Butea superba which is an herbal plant indigenous to Thailand.  Therefore, it is an object of the present invention to provide an extract derived from Pueraria mirifica, Butea superba, and/or Mucuna collettii.  Additionally, after being administered the extract from Butea superba, none of the subjects suffered from prostate hyperplasia. 

Dysfunction

  Clinical trial of Butea superba, an alternative herbal treatment for erectile dysfunction.  In consequence, products for topical use, which is effective for the treatment of erection dysfunction or malfunction, can be prepared from Butea superba.  There was obtained a greater therapeutic effect on erection dysfunction or malfunction when Butea superba was used in combination with Mucuna collettii than alone.  The clinical trial of Butea superba as an herbal alternative treatment for erectile dysfunction. 

  The quality of Butea superba has been employed in traditional medicine, for well over a century.  HISTORY Butea superba is Thailand's endemic species and was used as traditional medicine for tonic and rejuvenile for a long time in Thailand.  Some people recognize butea superba as natural medicine.  Clinical trial of Butea superba, an alternative herbal treatment for erectile dysfunction.  One human trial shows butea superba can improve erectile function in males (see below).  The clinical trial of Butea superba as an herbal alternative treatment for erectile dysfunction.  Natural extract is obtained from the roots of the Butea superba, a herbal plant indigenous to Thailand.

  ViaMax® Plus for him gel is a natural specialty product made from extract of Butea superba which is an herbal plant indigenous to Thailand.  Natural extract is obtained from the roots of the Butea superba, an herbal plant.  With safer premium herbal ingredient, Butea Superba can be used as alternative when taken according to the prescribed instruction.  Most important, research shows that Butea Superba promotes sexual functions without any nervous, muscular, or cardiac over stimulation.  Research shows the Butea Superba supports enhanced blood flow, erectile efficiency, strength, and staying power.  Since Butea Superba helps to enhance human health, it was considered to be an essential factor to entity the chemical constituents of this herb.  From the results of this study, it can be concluded that the herb, Butea Superba, is beneficial for the human health.

  One study indicates that butea superba has some anticholinesterase activity.  The results show that Kwakhur Daeng (Butea superba) is good for promote sex activity in normal male and some good evidence for impotent male.  Chemical compound found in Butea superba block PDE-5, which is an enzyme terminating erections by breaking down a process called cGMP.  Therefore, it is an object of the present invention to provide an extract derived from Pueraria mirifica, Butea superba, and/or Mucuna collettii.  There was obtained a greater therapeutic effect on erection dysfunction or malfunction when Butea superba was used in combination with Mucuna collettii than alone.  Roten och stammen av Butea Superba har länge använts för att ge fysik styrka och välbefinnande.

  Roten och stammen av Butea Superba har länge använts för att ge fysik styrka och välbefinnande.  When applied prior to intercourse, Butea Superba Gel has been proven to help increase penile strength, prolong erection, and prolong post-ejaculation erection.  On the other hand, the same procedure was conducted for the treatment group, except that gel containing Butea superba was used.  For the placebo group, gel containing no Butea superba was applied to the penis twice a day for one month.  There is no evidence that butea superba cream or capsules lead to breast enlargement.  If you enjoy having sex, but are having sexual enhancement problems, Butea superba herbal is your solution with most safe..  For Butea superba effect, this mode of action is fully inhibited by Butea superba intake, thus toning up and nourishing the body system.

  Additionally, after being administered the extract from Butea superba, none of the subjects suffered from prostate hyperplasia.  Breakthrough and on-going studies indicate that Butea Superba promotes energy and performance without over-stimulation to the central nervous, muscular or cardiac systems.  until I tried the butea superba.  Passion Rx does not have butea superba at this time.  In consequence, products for topical use, which is effective for the treatment of erection dysfunction or malfunction, can be prepared from Butea superba.  http://www.butea-superba.net/


title:Buyer Beware: Is That "Ergonomic Chair" Really Ergonomic?
author:TC Thron
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_577.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
category:health
article:

Not everybody knows exactly what ergonomic means, but it's getting to the point where everybody knows an "ergonomic chair" is better than just some plain old chair. Thus even Joe Newbie is more likely to buy the ergonomic chair than the chair that is not advertised as ergonomic.
The problem is stores and manufacturers are starting to put the word ergonomic in front of every chair they sell, whether it has anything to do with ergonomics or not. There is more to ergonomics than a little added cushioning in the seat.
So, What Is an Ergonomic Chair?
Ergonomics is the study of equipment designed with humans in mind, meant to reduce operator fatigue and discomfort. Specifically, an ergonomic chair should be highly adjustable, including not just a knob for lowering and raising the chair but adjustability in the back tilt and the height of the arm rests. An ergonomic chair should also have a sturdy frame (avoid plastic), a great deal of support, especially in the lumbar region, and padding that has some give and supports your body without losing shape.
Real ergonomic chairs cost hundreds of dollars. Look for manufacturers that specialize in ergonomics and are known for producing quality chairs. Examples are Herman Miller, Neutral Posture, and BodyBilt. Avoid gimmicky chairs (such as kneeling chairs and ball chairs) unless you have actually had the opportunity to try one and feel it's a good fit for your body. Remember, the chair that is comfortable when you first sit in it may not remain so after several hours.
Why and When Should You Consider Buying an Ergonomic Chair?
An ergonomic chair promotes good posture, reduces the fatigue that comes with sitting in one position for a protracted period of time, and it can even reduce the likelihood of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries (many of these hand and wrist injuries start with poor posture at the computer).
Anybody who spends more than an hour a day at the computer should consider buying a good ergonomic chair. If you work 8 hours a day or more at the computer, you should definitely have a good ergonomic chair.
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Title:
Buying adjustable beds.

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309

Summary:
Information and tips on buying adjustable beds.


Keywords:
adjustable beds, mobility aids, products, bed


Article Body:
As we spend on average a 1/3 of our time in bed it is essential that we are as comfortable as possible. As we get older it is often difficult to have a good nights sleep, or often we wake up feeling stiff and sore.

An adjustable bed can bring many advantages over a traditional flat bed. The human body is not flat therefore a traditional flat bed cannot offer the support required. This is where an adjustable bed has advantages; it can be adjusted by the user to suit your body, offer maximum comfort.

In addition to a more comfortable sleeping position adjustable beds can often bring health benefits. Two simple examples include, elevating the upper body to help reduce acid reflux and heartburn and another example: elevating the legs to reduce edema or swelling in the lower legs.

Adjustable beds come in two main forms; single and dual motors. The numbers of motors the bed has will determine the flexibility of positions which the bed can be adjusted to. Dual motor offers greater selection of positions as the leg portion of the bed can be adjusted independently of the head portion of the bed.

Adjustable beds can also be equipped with additional features such a massage and heat functions.

As with traditional beds, adjustable beds come in a variety of sizes; single, double, queen or king. Dual beds are also available which consist of two side by side beds which can be adjusted independently to one another, which is ideal for  couples who like to sleep in different positions.

Before buying it is worth shopping around to see if any manufacturers offer a free trail or money back scheme. Take your time before purchasing to ensure you buy the right bed. Also check for after sales service such as warranty and return procedure if the bed needs repairs.


Title:
Buying A Lift Chair On A Budget

Word Count:
599

Summary:
The best way to save money when buying a lift chair is to know exactly what you or your loved one need. It is very important to have the correct dimensions in mind when shopping for a lift chair.


Keywords:
Buying a Lift Chair on a Budget


Article Body:
Many people today find themselves having trouble getting up from a sitting position. A quality lift chair can increase mobility, comfort, and independence without having to break the bank. The best way to save money when buying a lift chair is to know exactly what you or your loved one need.

Where to Buy

You should only consider lift chairs made by an established company and only purchase from authorized distributors. Pride Mobility Products and Golden Technologies are two of the most established companies in the lift chair business.

Over 90% of lift chairs sold today, are sold via the internet. This is due in no small part by the fact that online distributors can offer lower prices than their brick and mortar counterparts since they do not have the overhead associated with a traditional retail store. When considering an online dealer, be sure to check with the manufacturer to verify that they are an authorized dealer in good standing.

Be careful when considering purchasing a used lift chair. When you purchase any used product you may just be inheriting someone else's problem. You may save a few dollars up front, but often you end up spending that saved money, and then some, on repair bills. When buying used, you also have the added responsibility of arranging delivery or pick-up from the seller. This can be a chore since lift chairs weigh twice what a standard recliner weighs and will require two people to move.

Most lift chair distributors offer free curbside delivery and provide the un-boxing and setup for a nominal fee. Dealing with reputable distributors will help to guarantee that you will have years of trouble free service from your chair.

Correct Weight Capacity and Dimensions

It is very important to have the correct dimensions in mind when shopping for a lift chair. This can be accomplished by measuring your current standard recliner or any cushioned chair that you find comfortable.
A close approximation of the Back Width, Seat to Floor Height, Seat Depth, and Seat Width are necessary to accurately fit a lift chair to the individual.

Lift Chairs typically have a single motor with a capacity of 325-375 lbs or two motors which can lift up to 600lbs. If you get a chair that is too small then there will be unnecessary wear and tear to the motor and lifting mechanism. If the chair is too large, then the user will not be lifted to the recommended flat footed position.

Lift chairs are available in four different reclining positions. Positions can be changed with the push of a button via a remote that can be mounted on either side of the chair. This makes it makes it much easier for the user to adjust positions than the traditional lever style recliners.

Positioning Levels

Lifting Chairs do not recline and are smaller than reclining models. This makes them more portable and ideal for situations where space is at a premium.
2-Position Chairs offer Straight Back and TV recline. TV Recline is at the right level to watch TV or read.
3-Position Chairs have Straight Back, TV recline, and Full Recline. This provides for a near horizontal recline.
Infinite Position Chairs offer independently operated back and leg movement that allows the user to adjust to any position from straight to sleep recline. With infinite positions you can fine tune the lift chair to find the position that is best for you.

Once you have established the type and size of lift chair that you require, you can make an informed decision and save hundreds of dollars in the process.


title:Buying A Used Tanning Bed
author:Peter Garant
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_4015.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
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Buying a used tanning bed would be like buying any other product or appliance that has been used before, such as a used car or a used stair lift. One definite advantage is obviously the lesser cost of the used item. But there are pitfalls whenever you chose to purchase a second hand product. For example, when you buy a used stair lift, you may discover that the lift mechanism creates a disturbing and ominous sound. And when you buy a used car, you may find out that there are parts that you need to replace. Thus, when you buy a second hand tanning bed, what would you end up with?
To avoid unprecedented problems, you must buy second hand tanning beds the way you would buy a used car. You must know the model, the year it was manufactured, and the features. Though tanning beds are fairly recent technological products, the older models are considered less safe than the new ones. This is because some of the lamps in older models of tanning beds emit the type A ultraviolet radiation (UV-A). This type of radiation has been known to cause skin cancer and other similar diseases. Thus, the new models have lamps that produce only type B ultraviolet radiation (UV-B). This type of radiation is not entirely safe, but it is not the primary cause of skin cancer.
Check the features of the used tanning bed. Do these still work properly? A malfunctioning feature is not a good sign. You may ask a specific question, such as “Can the lamps and acrylic sheets be removed and changed easily?” If the owner confesses that he’s selling the tanning bed because the bulb is difficult to replace, then start making a graceful exit. That could mean UV ray health risk.
Another thing that you should find out is the reason why the tanning bed is being sold by its owner. If the reason is a timer that has stopped working, or a bulb that does not turn on, move on and consider another tanning bed. If the reason is that the owner is bankrupt or moving to another country, then the tanning bed could be working fine. Now all you need to see is the warranty.
Companies that sell tanning beds offer two kinds of warranty. The first is for a limited amount of time (about a year), but it has greater coverage. The second is a limited warranty, but it is for a lifetime. This means that a tanning bed would always have a warranty, even if it is already used. If the owner tells you that the warranty for the tanning bed has expired, the product is most probably defective.
Some users of tanning beds claim that the price of new tanning beds is not much higher than that of second hand ones. The price depends on the brand and model.
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title:Buying a Wheelchair for a Kid
author:Paul Hood
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_1377.shtml
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Why do people end up in wheelchairs? And what can be done to help them? Thousands of Americans are involved with spinal cord injuries each year which relegate them to a “chair bound’ life. A small percentage of these “riders” have been born with conditions that led to this situation. While many of varying ages may be “chaired” who suffer a temporary loss of mobility. A common concern here is how to provide them with the right wheelchair – particularly children.
There are several factors to be considered when looking for the best suited wheelchair but a basic principle to be kept in mind is that a wheelchair is designed to enhance a patient’s mobility. If the case is otherwise, then something is terribly wrong.
A fact to be taken into account also is the chair’s dimensions. It should provide enough seating space for the occupant making him comfortably seated. It is not good to sit on something that feels like it’s giving you a bear hug. Only it is sideways. I’d definitely get pressure sores all over if I were to sit on that thing.
The selection of your kid’s wheelchair involves factors such as transportation. A fundamental issue that has to be resolved here is how to move the chair to and fro a school or maybe a church. Decide which type of wheelchair is best suited for your situation. A mobile child will have to make use of a lightweight chair that is best suited for its young occupant. Then there also is the lifestyle and environment factor. You may opt for a chair that is most aligned for your child’s interest. If he is into sports, then take one that is built for the rugged requirements of the event he is in. The environment will also dictate what type of chair you are to choose.
The conglomeration of these factors and other possible ones will be of great help when you finally take into consideration the financial aspect of acquiring a wheelchair. If you can make a good mix out of all these, then well and good. Making the right decision is greatly enhanced by making a sound plan of all factors that are involved.
Many people suffer from injuries and inborn deficiencies that put them to a life in wheelchairs. Their body is broken as well as their spirit and giving them the best equipment for recuperation will certainly help in their overall well-being.
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Title:
Buying a Wheelchair Lift for Your Vehicle

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437

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Buying a wheelchair lift for your vehicle requires that you know what options are available and where best to shop.


Keywords:
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Wheelchair lifts are very convenient for those who are using wheelchairs and often need to transport the equipment. Mobility will never be hampered if you have one installed. A stroll in the park or a visit to the mall can be easier if you can load and unload your wheelchair without much effort. This is the foremost reason why wheelchair lifts are being installed to more cars nowadays. There are many choices which a prospect buyer can choose from. It is necessary to know the fundamental information about wheel chair lifts in order to be successful in making the purchase.

There are two main types of wheelchair lifts which one can easily install on any vehicle. The internal vehicle wheelchair lift, as the term suggests, can be stored inside the vehicle and is most commonly placed in the rear part of the car. This internal lift type is a permanent one. You need not worry about your wheelchair getting wet in the rain or exposed to dust and other elements since it is stored inside. In choosing an internal carrier, be sure to consider you car’s space, most especially in the rear. This is best suited for SUVs or wagons with ample space for storage. 

There is also the external wheelchair lift which is attached at the back of the vehicle. This is suited for medium cars and sedans. An external wheelchair carrier is only appropriate if the wheelchair you are using is light to medium built. A heavy mechanized one will be too much load for external lifts and will place so much stress to the frame.  This is very important because you are going to carry it in your rear for the duration of your trip and you may lose some due to material breaks. You can only use an external wheelchair lift if you travel short distances only.

Today, there are many variations of wheelchair lifts according to its manner of usage and operation. There are electrical types, powered by the cars 12 volt system which can hoist the wheelchair with a few press of the button. There are also lifts which are operated mechanically. These lifts are normally less costly because they do not need electric motors and wiring service.
Choosing the right wheelchair lift for you car is not a difficult task. What you only need to figure out is the weight of your wheelchair and the average travel distance that you usually take. From there you can somehow choose whether to go for and external one or an internal lift. Lastly, your car’s compatibility to these lifts is equally important.


Title:
Buying Birth Control Products

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538

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This article is a short guide on buying contraceptive products. It shows the readers where and how to get various birth control products. It differentiates which products require a prescription and which ones don’t. Also listed in this article are some tips on how to choose the right contraceptive method.


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A lot of studies have shown that most accidental and unwanted pregnancies belong to adolescents between the ages of fifteen and nineteen. The United States holds the highest teen pregnancy rate among the different developed countries. A recent study showed that approximately thirty-one percent of American women get pregnant before reaching the age of twenty, and roughly thirteen percent of all American males between the ages of fifteen and nineteen have admitted to have fathered a pregnancy.

But why do we have a high percentage of surprise pregnancies? We cannot blame it on a lack of contraceptive measures because there are a lot of different birth control products available in the market. Whether the youth understand the idea of using contraceptives is out of the question, it is whether or not they know where and how to get birth control products that is the problem.

How can I get birth control products?
A lot of different birth control products require prescription from doctors. Barrier contraceptive products like the cervical cap and the diaphragm need to be prescribed because you have to be sized by a health care professional to be able to get a good fit. A properly fitted cervical cap or diaphragm ensures efficacy and more protection from unwanted pregnancies. Hormonal contraceptives like oral contraceptive pills, hormonal patches, and vaginal rings deal with altering a woman’s hormone levels by means of synthetic hormones. Because these products use man-made chemicals to induce such alterations, it may have serious side effects or cause undesirable drug interactions, and therefore it requires a prescription. Contraceptive methods like the birth control shot and the intra-uterine device (IUD) are doctor administered and are therefore considered prescribed.

There are over-the-counter birth control products available as well. Contraceptive products such as: male and female condoms, birth control sponges, and vaginal spermicides are readily available without the need for a prescription note.

Where can we buy contraceptive products?
Birth control products that require a valid prescription note like oral contraceptive pills and hormonal patches can be bought only from pharmacies, either local or on the Internet. Generic, over-the-counter contraceptive methods can be bought from pharmacies, supermarkets and grocery stores as they do not require a prescription note. IUDs and birth control shots are available only through sexual health clinics as it requires the assistance of a doctor to properly insert or administer it.

It is important to emphasize, though, that over-the counter products are only sold to people eighteen years old and above. Younger adolescents can still buy these products, however they would first need a prescription before they can be sold these contraceptives.

How do I know which birth control product to use?
You can ask the people you trust for suggestions. They may be able to share a bit of insight on the different contraceptives they’ve tried and which ones they found effective. You can go to a sexual health clinic and attend a quick seminar on the different birth control methods to find out its pros and cons. The most important thing is to consult your physician so that you’ll have an idea of what kind of protection you need and which birth control method would work best for you.


Title:
Buying Cheap Drugs Over The Internet

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519

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This article is about Internet pharmacies offering an alternative solution to buy cheap drugs online.  Listed in this article are some of the benefits and potential risks involved in purchasing prescription medications online. Also included is a tip on how to find a legal online drugstore to buy cheap drugs from.


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Article Body:
Medicines don't come cheap, especially those that require prescription. But now, thanks to the many pharmacies that have started to flood the World Wide Web, consumers are given an alternative option to buy cheap medications online. Here are some of the advantages of purchasing prescription medications from online drugstores:

l It is cost efficient. Web-based pharmacies offer prescription medications at discounted prices.  This proves beneficial to customers who have problems filling their prescription on its regular price. Aside from the cheaper price range, online pharmacies also help cut down on traveling costs because they eliminate the need to physically go to the pharmacy and back just to get prescription drugs.
l It is more convenient. The conventional way of obtaining medications is to go to the pharmacy and present a prescription note before you are given your medicine. But when you use Internet-based drugstores, you only need to go online and register for membership in the online pharmacy's website so you can start ordering the medication you need. Some Internet pharmacies don't even require you to present a valid prescription anymore. Also, you no longer have to worry about picking up your ordered medications since most online pharmacies offer a free overnight delivery package.

But even with the enticing benefits Internet pharmacies offer, consumers must also be aware of the risks they will take when they choose to buy cheap medications online. There is no denying that there are devious people who set up phony online drugstores just to take advantage of the buying public.  Here are some of the possible hazards of buying cheap drugs online:

l You might get fake, knock-off medications. It is dangerous to use counterfeit drugs because you do not know what components or ingredients have been used to create those “copy-cat” medicines. Another problem with using counterfeit medicine is that it may trigger an undesirable drug interaction or set off an allergic reaction.
l You may get medications that are of a higher of lower dose than the medication you ordered. Cheaps drugs may cut down on medicine ingredients and use fillers to replace the reduced material.  There is also a chance of getting medications that are already out of date.
l You're prone to identity theft. Because of the information you've provided on the Internet pharmacy's medical questionnaire, shady individuals may use that information to make transactions in your behalf. Your financial information may also be used to make online purchases without your permission.

Consumers might start doubting the integrity of the Internet pharmacy industry because of the above mentioned risks. But there's no need to worry, for it is still safe to buy your prescription medications online. You just need to look for an honest and reputable website to buy medicine from. The most important step you should do before settling to a specific Internet-based drugstore is to visit the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) website.  The website shows a list of online drugstores that have met the standards set by the NABP and the local pharmacy board to become a member of Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS).


Title:
Buying Discount Prescription Drugs Online

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546

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With the recent rise in medication costs and health care insurance expenses, a lot of people are looking for ways to obtain discount prescription drugs. Some choose to go to other countries, as some choose to buy from the Internet. Discount pharmacies sell a lot of prescription based medications, sometimes even illegally. Regular people can even buy Fioricet online with no prescription note contrary to what the law dictates. Included in this article are some tips to help consumers determine good pharmacies from the bad ones.


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Article Body:
The cost of pharmaceutical products has recently gone up, and thanks to that health care insurances also underwent a major revamp to cope with the medication cost increase. Now health care plans no longer cover medicine costs. These changes left the average Joe searching for an alternative way to meet their prescription medication needs.

Some people chose to cross the border and go to either Canada or Mexico where prescription drugs are almost sixty-four percent cheaper than the price of medications inside the United States. And then there are some who would rather stay in the comfort of their own homes and rely on the power of modern technology. Thanks to advancements in the Internet, pharmacies and other services are readily available in the World Wide Web.

Internet pharmacies that sell discount prescription drugs abound the web. You can get prescription drugs like Fioricet online with no prescription. It’s so easy you don’t need to be an Internet expert to be able to order. All you need is a working computer, a fast enough Internet connection, and a credit or debit card to make a purchase. Just type the prescription medicine you’re looking to buy on any search engine and click on search, you’ll find yourself faced with a lot of links directing you to hundreds of thousand of Internet pharmacies. But how can you tell which ones are good and not?

Here are some tips to help you discern the good online drugstores from the bad:

1. Look for an Internet pharmacy whose headquarters and warehouse are located within the United States. Make sure the company homepage shows a complete and credible head office address, contact number, and email address. Also, for most states in the US, it is illegal to bring in prescription drugs from foreign countries.
2. Check the company’s license and certification. Contact your local state pharmacy board to get a list of licensed pharmacies allowed to operate in or dispense medicines to your state. You can also go to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) official website for a list of online drugstores that have passed the standards set by the NABP along with the different state pharmacy boards to become a part of the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS).
3. Look for Internet pharmacies that require a valid prescription before selling you prescription drugs. The prescription note serves as a written confirmation of a recent visit to the physician and that you have undergone a physical examination. By law, no pharmacy, be it land-based or web-based, can sell prescription medications to people who do not have a valid prescription note.
4. Make sure the online drugstore has a plausible policy to protect your privacy and security as their customer. Read and understand the company’s privacy policy to make sure the company does not sell or use your information for any other purpose aside from the reason it was collected for in the first place.


Always remember to never fill out any medical questionnaire from any Internet pharmacy without checking the integrity of the website. With the increasing instances of drug counterfeiting and identity theft being reported against some online drugstore companies, it is better to be cautious and safe than to be careless and sorry.


Title:
Buying Drugs Online: Scam or Secure?

Word Count:
597

Summary:
This article discusses if it is safe to buy drugs online or not.  With the abundance of new internet pharmacies, it is becoming more difficult to distinguish which sites are valid and which ones aren't.  This article provides helpful hints on how to make sure that when they buy drugs online, it will be secure and valid.


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Article Body:
One could not fail to notice that there has recently been a boom in internet pharmacy businesses.  Surely it's difficult to ignore the large numbers of emails flooding your spam box about advertisements offering the cheapest medicines online, overnight shipment, and prescription drugs without the need for prescription.  But is it secure to buy drugs online or not?

Let's face it, we live in a world where everything can be done with just a click of a button, and anybody can set up a website and pass it off as a valid business to obtain personal and financial information to use in fraudulent activities.  And without proper know-how, it would be difficult to distinguish a legitimate from an illegitimate business.  Here are some helpful hints on how to tell between the two.

However tempting the offer is, a drugstore that sells prescription drugs without asking for a prescription already sounds shady, not mention downright illegal.   The first thing you need to check with any online pharmacy is if they require a valid prescription from your current primary care physician before they can dispense any medication.  This is important because the prescription acts as a confirmation from your doctor or other health care provider.  This also tells the internet drugstore that you've undergone due physical assessment, and that you've been prescribed the proper medication for the result of the assessment.  An adequate diagnosis of your medication needs requires more than just filling out a medical questionnaire or providing them your credit card number.

No consumer can rest easy if the store they bought their merchandise from is illegal.  This is why it is important to verify that the online drugstore you're planning to buy from is a licensed pharmacy in the state you live in, or if it is licensed to dispense drugs to people who live in your state.  Online pharmacies should not differ much from local pharmacies in terms of the quality of their service. 

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) is the organization responsible for developing, implementing, and enforcing a set of consistent standards for pharmacies in different states.  The NABP is composed of pharmacy boards from fifty U.S. states, the District of Columbia, three U.S. territories, nine Canadian provinces, and four Australian states.  The NABP is also the group responsible for created the voluntary certification program for online pharmacies called the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) to cover concerns regarding internet pharmacies.  This program requires online pharmacies to meet the requirements set by the state from which their operations are based, and of the states to which they deliver medications to.

To ensure your safety against fraudulent online pharmacies, it is best to always keep these tips in mind:
l Buying any kind of medication from illegal sites puts you in great risk of receiving counterfeit or expired products, an incorrect dose, or no product at all.
l Taking medications not prescribed to you may produce dangerous drug interactions and create serious medical complications.
l Make sure that the online drugstore offers access to a registered pharmacist for any questions regarding the medications sold on the website.
l Beware of websites that offer and sell medications that claim to be quick cures or cure-all.
l As much as possible, avoid purchasing any prescription or over-the-counter medications from foreign websites.
l Check the NABP list if a pharmacy is included and is currently in good standing.
l Never give out any personal or financial information unless you've verified that the internet pharmacy is accredited by the NABP as a VIPPS.


title:Buying Fitness Equipment On eBay: Deals or Duds?
author:Jane Simms
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_335.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
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With tens of millions of registered members and more than 12,000 items listed, eBay is, without a doubt, the world's largest Internet marketplace. And you can buy just about anything there--from CDs, movies and vitamins to first edition books, new businesses and even someone's last breath of air. But--what you want to know--is it the place to shop for fitness equipment?
The answer is yes, but that’s if you don’t mind sifting and, in most cases, bidding.
On a given day in June 2003, there were 1,026,771 items listed under the “Sports” category; and there were 344,705 items in the "Sporting Goods" subcategory, which is broken down into more than three-dozen subcategories. Under "Exercise & Fitness," a “Sporting Goods” subcategory, there were 7,146 items. And that subcategory is divided up into six subcategories. Hope you’re not too confused.
On that given June day, I took a look at several fitness products sold on eBay. I wanted to find out how low prices on new (never been used) popular or quality products go on this mega auction site. The good news: They can go pretty low.
One product I examined was Total Trainer, and there are several models listed on eBay. I zeroed in on the 3000 model, which is supposed to be comparable to the Brinkley- and Norris- endorsed Total Gym 3000. On eBay, Total Trainer is offered in two pricing formats: Name your own or Buy It Now (skip the auction process) for $277. Off eBay, Total Gym retails for, on average, $500.
I also compared a few other infomercial-marketed products. One, a knock-off of the Fast Abs bodybuilding belt, an electronic muscle stimulation device, runs for about $10 to $15 on eBay (with free shipping). Off eBay, the real product will cost you around $30, plus shipping/handling. Another, Smart ABS, is priced at $50 on eBay; off, it ranges between $70 and $80. A third product is a Fitness Quest glider similar to the Tony Little Gazelle Freestyle Elite. Buy it on eBay and you’ll pay roughly $220, almost half of what you would spend at Little’s official site.
The last product I checked out was Jolie Weights, one-pound attachable fitness shoe weights introduced this spring by Jolie World. At JolieWeights.com, these weights cost $19.99. An independent eBay seller was auctioning them for $14.99. That’s a 25 percent savings. Plus, shipping/handling charges are exactly the same.
The bottom line is: You will find some good deals on eBay. But there are a good number of duds there too. The best advice? Do your research before buying. Compare prices; read the fine print; ask the seller whether it’s a discontinued or irregular product; and be vigilant of bloated shipping/handling charges (a common practice among eBay sellers). A final tip: before buying anything, read the seller’s reviews, where buyers post their positive or negative shopping experiences. If the eBay seller has too many negatives, then you may want to pass on the deal. If the seller seems legitimate, and you’ve confirmed it’s a steal, jump on it. The price--the product-- may be gone tomorrow.
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title:Buying Home Whitening Kits like Whitestrips
author:Yale Wang
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_620.shtml
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Tired of stained, yellow teeth? Want to give yourself a beautiful, whiter smile? Then perhaps you have thought about at home teeth whitening kits. In January 2004, Consumer Reports wrote "Home kits do whiten teeth for far less than you'd pay for a professional treatment." 
Along with the above quote, Consumer Reports rated Colgate Whitestrips as "good" while Crest Simply White Night was given a rating of "very good." Both were said to help in whitening the tester's teeth and both were recommended products.
But which of the two is most right for you? When deciding to buy an at home teeth whitening kit, keep in mind of what is most convenient for you. The main difference is that Crest Whitestrips are nearly invisible sticky strips that are worn twice a day, for 30 minutes at a time, (or you can do a single one hour session) while Colgate Simply White Night is a gel that is brushed onto your teeth before you sleep. Neither are flavored and after a few days, most people get accustomed to either method. However, the main reason consumers do not get the full benefits of their whitening kits is because they prematurely stop usage before the recommended time (usually 14 days).
One last note is that both Crest and Colgate recommend continued usage or their products to improve your teeth whiteness level. Therefore, if you are satisfied with your initial results, consider purchasing another teeth whitening kit to whiten your teeth even more. However, neither Crest Whitestrips nor Colgate Simply White Night can give you a “bombshell” white smile if you have had years of coffee, caffeine, or smoking. For those results, you will most likely have to have multiple visits to your dentist as well as spend hundreds of dollars. If however, you are looking for a cheap alternative to whiten your teeth several shades, then why not give at home teeth whitening products a try? After all, almost all of them offer a money back guarantee.
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Title:
Buying stairlifts

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421

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Information on buying stairlifts.


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stairlifts, stairlift, stair lift, new, recondtioned


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Stairlifts come in two main forms; straight and curved. If you stairs turn or are spiral then the likelihood an ordinary or straight stairlift won’t fit and a curved stairlift will need to be fitted. It is worth noting that in some cases it may be possible to combine two straight lifts to overcome a turn, which is usually cheaper to install than a curved stairlift. If you staircase is straight then a straight starlift will fit. However, either option will increase you independence in your own home and remove any problems or concerns you have when climbing your stairs.

Once you have established that you require a curved stairlift or straight stairlift there are two option available to you. First you can purchase a reconditioned or second hand stair lift. This is very feasible when purchasing a straight lift as they are usually more common and of standard fit. However, it is fairly unlikely that you will find a reconditioned stairlift that will perfectly fit your stairs. The second option is to purchase a new stairlift.

Buying a new stairlift.

When buying a new stairlift it is important to obtain at least three quotes to ensure you are getting value for money. The quote may vary considerably, but also consider other factors such as warranty offered, service backup, when the stairlift can be installed. Check out the companies credential such as how long have they been trading for, customer testimonials, company knowledge etc. Do not be pressured into buying on the day, take the information they offer and quote and take time thinking about it. Don’t rush.

If you live near the retailers it may be possible to visit their showroom and try the lift you are interested in, ensuring it is comfortable and easy to control.

Ownership.

Once you stairlift has been installed then you need to consider regular servicing and maintenance. As with any mechanical product with moving parts wear and tear will occur. Hence it is important to service regularly to ensure everything is in good working order and safe. The company from which you are purchasing the lift may be able to offer a maintenance package to complement the warranty. In some cases they will insist the stair lift is serviced to validate the warranty. Most warranties are for one year, but you can purchase entered warranties. Remember you do not have to purchase extended warranties for the company from which you purchased the stair lift. Shop around you may get a better deal.


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Buying Viagra at Online Pharmacies

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499

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Online pharmacies are the number one choice of many consumers when it comes to a faster and easier means of ordering and purchasing lifestyle prescription drugs like Viagra. Buying Viagra at online pharmacies is in fact what most men prefer to do today when they need refills for this type of lifestyle drug. In line with this, the article provides more information on the intake of Viagra drug.


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Buying Viagra at online pharmacies (original: buy online pharmacy viagra


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The fastest and the easiest way to get prescription medications or drugs is by utilizing the services offered by virtual pharmacies found on the Internet today. In these licensed pharmacy websites, you can buy prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, as well as lifestyle medicines such as Viagra.

What is Viagra?

Viagra is a popular lifestyle drug that is used as treatment to erectile dysfunction. This drug is initially developed to increase the blood flow in certain parts of the body as well as relaxes muscles. Now, the drug aids men in their erection problems. Hence, Viagra helps in further improving one’s sex life. Since having a satisfying sexual life is really important among males, Viagra is the best drug choice of most men today.

Known for its safety and efficiency, Viagra is recommended to men of all ages. However, the intake of this drug should be determined by a licensed and competent doctor since diagnosis of erectile dysfunction is required.

Viagra is safe to be taken by men who are also prescribed to take other types of medications. The said drug does not have any negative interaction with certain medications for depression or high blood pressure. However, Viagra is not safe to be taken alongside drugs that contain nitrate. 

Where to buy Viagra drugs?

If your doctor gives you a go signal to take Viagra, you can order and buy it at either local drugstores or licensed online pharmacies. Buying Viagra at online pharmacies is the best option for most men, as it is a more convenient, easier, and faster way of obtaining one’s needed medication.

However, you should be careful in choosing which site to get Viagra from, for the Internet is swarming with rogue pharmacies that sell contaminated drugs or medications to their clients. Opt to order and purchase this type of lifestyle drug at authorized and licensed Internet pharmacies to avoid health complications and money losses. 

How is Viagra taken?

Viagra should be taken exactly as it was prescribed by a licensed doctor or physician. Never take it in larger dosages or for a longer duration than what the doctor recommends. Intake of Viagra actually varies according to a person’s current erectile dysfunction condition. In addition, remember that Viagra works only when there is sexual stimulation. This means that erection is not possible by just mere intake of the Viagra pill. Do not expect an erection if there is no physical stimulation.     

What are the side effects of Viagra?

Just like other forms of medication, Viagra is also known to give notable side effects. Physicians recommend an immediate discontinue of using Viagra and seek medical attention when allergic reactions such as swelling of tongue, lips, throat, and face suddenly occur. Discontinue of Viagra intake is also advised to men who experience numbness, dizziness, and tingling in the arms and neck during sexual activity.

Non-serious side effects of Viagra are the following:

    * Headache
    * Back pain
    * Upset stomach
    * Redness and warmth in the chest and neck


Title:
Buy Anabolic Steroids only after you read this

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595

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All steroids are specific derivatives of certain hormones and have been used in medical sciences since the early 1900s. Anabolic steroids were first discovered around 1930 and are mainly used for artificially boosting muscle and bone growth. These steroids are also known as androgenic steroids as they’re derived from testosterone and are hence capable of developing and maintaining male sexual qualities.


Keywords:
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All steroids are specific derivatives of certain hormones and have been used in medical sciences since the early 1900s. Anabolic steroids were first discovered around 1930 and are mainly used for artificially boosting muscle and bone growth. These steroids are also known as androgenic steroids as they’re derived from testosterone and are hence capable of developing and maintaining male sexual qualities.

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Anabolic steroids are the synthetic derivatives of testosterone. They help in triggering up the growth of tissues and bones. These drugs can help in the growth of muscle tissues, bones, and genitals. They can also help to improve appetite. Anabolic steroids have been used for different medical purposes since 1930s when they were first developed.  These drugs are also called steroid hormones or hormone drugs.


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Anabolic steroids are the synthetic derivatives of testosterone. They help in triggering up the growth of tissues and bones. These drugs can help in the growth of muscle tissues, bones, and genitals. They can also help to improve appetite. Anabolic steroids have been used for different medical purposes since 1930s when they were first developed.  These drugs are also called steroid hormones or hormone drugs. 

Anabolic steroids have many androgenic and anabolic properties, which help to raise the tissue amount and metabolize body fat in human bodies. Thus, these drugs, also called anabolic-androgenic steroids, are extensively used by body building enthusiasts. These drugs have actually become the favorites of the jocks. 

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The synthetic derivatives of the naturally occurring male anabolic hormone ‘testosterone’ are known as steroids. These steroids have androgenic and anabolic properties, thus they are also called anabolic steroids. Steroids help enhancing cell development and distribution that results in the expansion of different tissues, mainly the muscle and bone.


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The synthetic derivatives of the naturally occurring male anabolic hormone ‘testosterone’ are known as steroids. These steroids have androgenic and anabolic properties, thus they are also called anabolic steroids. Steroids help enhancing cell development and distribution that results in the expansion of different tissues, mainly the muscle and bone.

Steroids are often used for a number of medical purposes, such as bone growth stimulation, appetency, puberty, and muscle development. Oft, these drugs are used to treat the disorders resulting from the declining production of testosterone in body. They are also used to treat chronic wasting disease, such as AIDS and cancer.

Anabolic steroids are commonly used by bodybuilders and jocks to enhance their strength, stamina, and performance levels. Steroids are also used a number of other purposes, such as fitness, slimming, beautifying (steroid creams), etc. however, such steroid usage may have serious side effects or consequences.

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Buy Steroids, But For Positive Use

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Anabolic-androgenic steroids are natural or synthetic substances that regulate the body functions. People use the steroids to build muscles and increase their body size.


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Anabolic-androgenic steroids are natural or synthetic substances that regulate the body functions. People use the steroids to build muscles and increase their body size. These are the group of drugs including the male sex hormone testosterone and its synthetic alternatives. ‘Anabolic’ refers to the muscle-building, and ‘androgenic’ refers to the increased masculine characteristics. 

‘Steroids’ belong to the class of drugs that is available legally only by prescription, to treat the conditions that occur when the body generates abnormally low amounts of the testosterone, such as delayed puberty and some types of the impotence.

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People can face serious health problems with the abuse of the anabolic steroids. Now-a-days, athletes and others abuse the anabolic steroids to increase their performance and also for improving physical appearance.       

Anabolic steroids are taken orally or injected, particularly in cycles of weeks or months. Cycling involves taking the multiple doses of steroids over a particular period of time. Some users mix different types of steroids for increasing the strength while reducing the negative effects.

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You’re often ready to do anything to bulk up your muscles, if bodybuilding is a passion for you. You’re just interested in your body, and don’t often see anything bad in using anabolic steroids. If you are really that passionate and crazy about your bodybuilding, you can certainly buy steroids.


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You’re often ready to do anything to bulk up your muscles, if bodybuilding is a passion for you. You’re just interested in your body, and don’t often see anything bad in using anabolic steroids. If you are really that passionate and crazy about your bodybuilding, you can certainly buy steroids.

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Steroid is the man-made hormone derived from testosterone. It boosts up general growth or functioning of the reproductive organs and secondary masculine traits. A steroid comprises various anabolic and androgenic properties, and thus frequently known as ‘anabolic steroid.’

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Steroids are used for a variety of medical purposes including delayed puberty, impotence, bone growth stimulation, appetency, and muscle development. Sometimes steroids are used to treat chronic wasting diseases like AIDS, liver ulcers and cancer. Steroids energize the body to develop muscle tissue and fortify bones and to speed up recovery of body muscles. They are also recommended to deal osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. They are also useful at treating some types of blood disorder.

Athletes use steroid to build muscle strength and volume and to let a more stringent training docket. Weight lifters, runners, field event athletes, and muscle builders are most probable to make use of steroid, but this is steroid abuse that has a number of side effects and dangerous consequences.

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author:Andrew Taylor
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It’s 8 in the morning. Your kid complains of headache, fatigue, body pain and fever. “No more excuses, honey! Pack your bags and go to school”. “It’s the usual school-fever”, you thought. Wrong! Your child has just developed the symptoms of influenza – or flu.
Remember – you have 48 hours to prevent the flu virus from spreading to other parts of your loved one’s body. This is a crucial period to get your kid medically examined for flu. Ask your doctor about the suitability of Tamiflu for your child.
Roche Laboratories, Inc. might just have provided you with possibly the best treatment option for flu virus. Their brand drug Tamiflu (generic name, oseltamivir) is a proven drug for flu treatment. A word of caution – buy Tamiflu only after consulting your doctor since Tamiflu is a prescription drug and not to be taken OTC. Many websites offer Tamiflu online but it is not advisable to purchase it before proper medical approval.
The clinical trials have proved that the influenza patients taking Tamiflu feel 30% better than those not taking Tamiflu. The efficacy of the drug can be measured from the fact that it is prescribed from an infant as young as 1 year old to adult of any age.
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Title:
Caffeine Addiction And Chronic Fatigue Recovery

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In spite of being a constituent in products commonly used for energy, caffeine over-stimulates the adrenal glands, which only causes the illusion of an increase in energy due to increasing the hormone adrenaline. Over time, excessive use of caffeinated substances will cause an adrenal addiction and the glands will produce less adrenaline naturally until they no longer produce at all, which will lead to permanent fatigue since the adrenals are not known to regenerate.

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In spite of being a constituent in products commonly used for energy, caffeine over-stimulates the adrenal glands, which only causes the illusion of an increase in energy due to increasing the hormone adrenaline. Over time, excessive use of caffeinated substances will cause an adrenal addiction and the glands will produce less adrenaline naturally until they no longer produce at all, which will lead to permanent fatigue since the adrenals are not known to regenerate.

Those addicted to caffeine are on a dangerous downhill slope and need to take decisive action because it will only get harder to recover later. Naturally with everyone having to run around as a ‘human doing’ rather than as a ‘human being’ just to make ends meet in society today, the last thing most people have the energy for is to break a habit.

Breaking habits definitely requires substantially more energy to overcome them than it does to maintain the habit, but almost all of this is mental—a purely mental battle where one generally surrenders to routines rather than muster the strength or courage to break through to a new level. Mental fatigue is becoming more commonplace and it is a huge factor in the overall energy of the body itself, so even thoughts about change that will require more energy can be tiresome for an individual with chronic fatigue syndrome.

The general response to the thought of quitting caffeine is that it is needed for energy, however admittedly dysfunctional that may be, and it would be too difficult to survive the day without it. So, it is actually the crystallized fear of fatigue that encodes the belief that one cannot overcome it or do without it. However, there is a way to overcome fatigue, particularly chronic fatigue while recovering from long-term caffeine addiction.

Effective caffeine elimination should be done gradually if it is to be a smooth transition without putting the body into shock. A common side effect of strict elimination after extended periods of use is headaches from caffeine withdrawal, which is also a clear sign of the addiction in the body. Generally, a gradual period over a month or two is a reasonable goal to set for complete transition away from caffeinated substances.

The most common culprits for caffeine intake are coffee, tea (excluding herbal teas), sodas, and chocolate, which are not usually issues if enjoyed in moderation. However, when significant amounts are consumed daily, the body is thrown from its natural state of balance within the physiology of its physical and energetic systems.

Contributing factors exacerbated by caffeine addiction as a compounding factor are surface breathing, hormone imbalances, and a lowered immune system. Concentration on these three main areas while weaning off of caffeine can make the transition much smoother for most people. Treatment of a condition is often formulaic, targeting the combination of root stresses responsible for its existence.

Surface breathing is how most people breathe, which is too shallow, and changing breathing patterns requires a conscious effort. It is well worth the discipline to breathe deeply and efficiently because deeper breath oxygenates the blood more completely and facilitates the removal of toxins from the blood stream. Increased oxygenation is a major factor that improves all of the bodily systems, organs, and vital forces necessary for fully functioning holistic health.

Hormone imbalances in the thyroid, pineal and pituitary glands can be contributing factors in fatigue-related issues. The hormones in these glands are easily imbalanced by increased adrenaline in the system, thus their functions are interrupted by continual caffeine consumption. If allowed to continue for long periods of time these imbalances can be completely disruptive to many systems of the body and its energies.

The immune system can be strengthened by the above mentioned breathing exercises to help with the elimination of toxins, however, when the immune system has been suppressed for long periods of time it is necessary to take purifying and immune-enhancing substances to bring the body back into harmonious balance. Getting proper rest, enough vitamins and minerals, and drinking enough water are the cornerstones of restoring the body to health, in addition to taking herbal extracts that have tonic actions on specific systems.

While herbal extracts are a part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle within alternative medicine, they should never be used to the exclusion of qualified care from a licensed physician. Both modalities are important for balance and seeking out a physician that is open to alternative therapies is worth the effort it takes to find one.


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Caffeine: the culprit behind our migraines

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Agnes, a 39 year old married woman have come to see a doctor and complained about recurring headaches and migraines. A thorough examination revealed that there wasn't any obvious cause and her doctor thinks Agnes headaches are more of psychological in origin. On further investigation, Agnes told her doctor that she was taking a lot of painkillers and that she prefers stronger tablets. She describes her headache as like a hammer pounding her head over and over again. 

She blames her headaches from the stress and anxiety she was getting from home caring for her four very young children. But still it wasn't really enough reason to have migraine headaches and there is no sign of any childhood problems that can trigger this. The doctor advised her to take it easy on the painkillers that might have some “rebound effect.”

Mr. Cooper on the other hand, had a history of migraines since he was a teenager. At 42, he was still taking medications as he was sensitive to the light and sound.

Migraine headache can be defined as a type of primary headache that some people get it repeatedly over time. It is closely associated with disorders of the digestive system, the liver, and the vision. It usually occurs when a person is under mental tension. Profiling people who usually get migraines shows that a person who is likely sensitive, methodical, intelligent and a perfectionist are more prone to headaches. It is usually when they are in very stressful situations or so overworked.

Not so many people know about it but caffeine is also a culprit in triggering migraine attacks. Americans are known for being big time coffee drinkers. Every inch of the city in the US is filled with coffee shops sprouting in the metropolis. If you think you are one of the heavy coffee addicts and are experiencing migraines afterwards, then you must lessen your caffeine intake.

CAUSES OF MIGRAINE

l Stress is the number one source of tension headaches and can trigger a migraine. It can cause the muscles in the neck and head to tense up, therefore, constricting blood flow to the brain.
l Certain foods like cheese, chocolates, sardines and  dried meats. And fruits like pineapples, raspberries and avocados.
l Smoke or exposure to smoke
l Skipping meals
l Allergic reaction
l Alcohol

Another sign that you will be having a migraine is when you experience what is seems like “aura”like visions or like seeing stars or zigzag lines.


MIGRAINE REMEDIES

Your doctor can diagnose you properly and will take detailed history to make sure your headaches doesn't pertain to sinus inflammation or a more serious one like brain tumor. At times, a CT scan is helpful and EEG may also be required.

If taking drugs is not to your liking, another alternative is “Feverfew” which is a popular herb specifically for migraines. Studies show that herbs are good for treating migraines. You can also consider drinking lots of orange juice or water therapy as water is a good cleansing system and adds vitality.

A hot bath will go a long way in relieving migraine headaches and so does walking in a very relaxing environment with fresh cool air. There is no specific cure for migraine headaches but you can prevent them from happening.


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Calcium and Aging

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As you age your calcium needs change. You start needing more of the types of foods rich with calcium to stay strong.


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As you age your calcium needs change. You start needing more of the types of foods rich with calcium to stay strong. Recently, researchers created a new Food Pyramid for people over a certain age. It informs us that eating at least three servings of calcium-rich foods to meet the daily requirements of calcium and Vitamin D is needed for people over a certain age.

After a certain age, more calcium is needed to prevent the bone disorder called osteoporosis. This disease affects more than 28 million Americans, and 80% of that are women.

Calcium is important in keeping your bones healthy. As you age, you lose important minerals in your bones. Bones start to get thinner and break more easily. Keep your bones strong by eating calcium-rich foods, such as milk, cheese, broccoli, dried beans and peas. Orange juice is also a good source of calcium.

Vitamin D helps absorb calcium in the body. It is found in fluids and dried milk and cereal. Your body makes its own Vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight.

Take a walk or sit in the sun every day for a few minutes, several times a week. This is important in the winter when there is less sunlight. By doing this you are making sure you have enough Vitamin D to absorb calcium.

Exercise is also needed for good bone health. Take a walk or ride a bike, yoga, anything that gets you moving and out of the house. Do heavy jobs around the house that you are able to do, what ever you do, just do something that keeps you up and about for as long as you are able.

By doing all of this you are able to keep your bones muscles and blood safe and calcium healthy, and are also keeping your vitamin D levels high enough to work with your calcium absorption.

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Calcium is important to having a healthy body. Your body needs it every day not just to keep your bones and teeth strong over time, but to keep your muscles and nerves working as well. It even helps your blood clot.

Most people think they are getting enough calcium everyday, but, they are not, they are actually lacking calcium. Low calcium is usually caused by not enough calcium in foods. When blood calcium levels drop too low, your body takes calcium from your bones.

It is returned to the bones from calcium supplied from the food you eat. The average person loses 400 to 500mg of calcium per day. If the food you eat is low in calcium, there may not be good amounts of calcium available in the blood to be returned to the bones to keep your bones and body strong.

Taking calcium regularly everyday is important in preventing and treating low calcium. So how much daily calcium do you need? How much do you get? Everyone has different amounts of needed calcium, but what you eat sometimes doesn’t fit the amount you need.

The foods you eat and the exercise you do all has to do with calcium. If you’re eating food with low calcium then you are taking away from your natural calcium resource and not giving it back. Calcium is in a lot of foods, and finding the types of foods isn’t hard.

There are vitamins you can take to keep your calcium levels up, but without food to help, you are only getting a small amount of the needed calcium. Calcium is used all over your body; it is used to contract your muscles, which is important because without calcium your heart would stop beating.

It is used in your bones and teeth, your blood, and the stuff that is found between cells. If your calcium was taken out you would die. Keeping a good calcium level is important. How ever, having too high of calcium is also a risk.

If you have too much calcium you could end up with severe problems. Women who are pregnant have to be careful of taking too much calcium because it could cause birth defects such as extra fingers or toes on the infant.


title:Calcium Benefits for Better Health
author:Alex Gomez
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_4339.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:12
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Calcium is the mineral most likely to be deficient in the average diet. Calcium deficiency is a condition that is now more and more common. Only 21 percent of us are getting the recommended amount of calcium, according to federal government statistics. The result of insufficient amounts of calcium in our bodies over the long term may be thinning bones, termed osteoporosis or the softening of bony tissue, called osteomalacia. The faulty metabolism of calcium during childhood may result in a condition called rickets. Recent research even points to calcium deficiency as being a possible cause of hypertension (high blood pressure) and of colon cancer. You’ve probably heard it many times before. You need calcium to prevent osteoporosis. But a lack of this mineral means more than weak bones. Key organs and bodily functions, like your heart and metabolism, need calcium to operate at their best.
Calcium is very important to the human body. It helps to contract muscles and helps regulate the contractions of the heart. It plays a role in the transmission of nerve impulses and in blood clotting. Calcium is involved in the stimulation of contractions of the uterus during childbirth and in milk production. It also regulates the secretion of various hormones and aids in the functioning of various enzymes within the body. Since vitamin C is important for so many necessary bodily functions, taking a liquid multivitamin that is rich in vitamin C is strongly advised. For a list of good quality multivitamin supplements go to www.ardyss-lifestyle.com.
Calcium also helps keep the weight off. Research suggests that if you don't get enough calcium in your diet, you're likely to be overweight. Of course, it's possible to be overweight even if you do get plenty of calcium, but an adequate supply of Calcium appears to make it easier to maintain a healthy weight. The reason has to do with your body's response to a calcium deficit. When you're low, your body thinks you're starving and enters emergency mode, releasing parathyroid hormone from four glands in your neck. This hormone stimulates your bones to release some calcium into your bloodstream. Your kidneys also deliver a dose of a hormone called calcitriol, a form of vitamin D, to increase your ability to absorb calcium. This helps keep the body in balance, but is operating the body in an emergency mode, which over time, is very unhealthy.
Calcium also protects your heart. An adequate supply of calcium helps muscles, including your heart muscle, do their work of contracting and relaxing. Calcium also appears to help your nervous system regulate the level of pressure in your arteries.
Calcium protects against colon cancer. Adequate calcium intake may reduce your overall risk of colon cancer and suppress the growth of polyps that can lead to cancer. Researchers don't know exactly why this happens, but it may be linked to the excess calcium that's left in your intestines after your body absorbs what it needs. On its way through the colon, this unabsorbed calcium is believed to bind with cancer promoters so they're excreted together from the body. Studies have shown that both food sources of calcium and calcium supplements provide this protective effect. Calcium supplements should be taken in liquid form because liquid vitamins absorb 5 times better then do pill forms.
Calcium maintains healthy teeth. Calcium protects your teeth in an indirect way. Your teeth themselves are relatively inert, meaning that the calcium they contain usually stays there. Your jawbone is the potential problem. Like other bones, it gradually surrenders calcium for needs elsewhere in your body if you're not consuming enough. As your jaw weakens, your teeth loosen, creating gaps where bacteria can invade, triggering infection, inflammation, and bleeding. In fact, the condition of your teeth and gums can be a window to the overall health of your bones. Not surprisingly, the first signs of osteoporosis are sometimes found by your dentist.
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title:Calcium Magnesium: Biobalanced for Maximal Bone Support
author:Jeremy Maddock
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2035.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
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Balancing calcium with magnesium is an essential part of the effort to build and maintain strong and healthy bones.
Although 99% of calcium is found in your bones, the other 1%, which circulates throughout you bloodstream, is equally important to maintaining good health. Every cell in the body needs calcium, which helps maintain proper muscle contraction and relaxation, blood clotting, nerve transmission, and heart health. Many enzymes rely on calcium to ensure proper functioning and energy production.
Vitamin D is known to be highly beneficial in helping the body better absorb and retain calcium, while supporting the transport of calcium from the blood stream to your bones.
Magnesium is a nutrient required in more than 300 biochemical reactions throughout the body and is fundamental to a number of important physical processes, including converting carbohydrates and protein into ATP (the body’s primary energy source), activating B vitamins, blood clotting, and relaxing muscles. Furthermore, magnesium assists in helping the body absorb calcium and potassium.
Combined, calcium and magnesium can serve a highly useful purpose, and have the potential to be a great benefit to your overall health and well-being.
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title:Calcium: the Miracle Mineral
author:Charlene J. Nuble
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2175.shtml
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We’ve heard it not only once or twice or even thrice but a lot of times. If you want healthy bones and teeth then pack up on the Calcium intake. While it is true that calcium is absolutely necessary to the health and strength of bones and teeth, this essential mineral also serves several other important purposes in the body. Yet, many people still routinely fail to consume enough calcium in their daily diets.
In addition to the benefits to teeth and bones, calcium plays a role in blood clotting, muscle functions, and the cell membranes maintenance. It is also important to the prevention of debilitating bone diseases, such as osteoporosis. 
Despite the known importance of consuming adequate amounts of calcium daily, some research have found that as much as 75% of Americans do not have a sufficient daily intake of calcium. Comprising most of these numbers are those who are following strict vegetarian diets.
Fortunately, there are several varieties of calcium supplements available on the market. Adults need between 1000 mgs and 1300 mgs of calcium per day and should not exceed beyond 2500 mgs as overdose in daily calcium intake can cause other health problems. Your health care professional can help you to choose the amount that you need daily as preexisting conditions, such as bone loss or damage due to previous deficiencies, can make a difference in how much you should be taking daily.   The most common calcium supplements include calcium citrate, calcium carbonate, oyster shell or bone meal based calcium supplements, coral calcium, and calcium gluconate and calcium lactate based supplements.
In choosing your supplement, you should be aware of how to read the label to ensure that you are getting the amount of calcium that you think you are. Elemental calcium is the term used for the calcium that your body will be able to absorb. Some supplements have this and other types of calcium, but it is only the elemental calcium that can count towards your daily intake. Calcium is absorbed best in acidic circumstances, which is why many supplements are recommended for use after meals, when the stomach acids are at higher levels.
Current research has found that calcium citrate is the most efficient of the supplements because it can be absorbed easily by the system. However, although it is absorbed easier and can be taken at any time of day, whether or not there is food in the stomach, this type of calcium supplement often contains less of the elemental calcium, and thus more pills daily will be needed. On the other hand, calcium carbonate is the most common over the counter calcium supplement.  It has a special instruction though and that is it should be taken only after meals when there is increased stomach acid production. These, however, should be watched for sodium content.
Calcium is needed by our system to enable us to live healthy and normal lives.  Insufficient daily supply of this mineral in our body can lead to numerous health problems causing not only a lot of damage in the pockets but also an abnormal lifestyle.  To avoid these complications and inconvenience, it is therefore essential to intake the right amount of calcium needed daily by our body.  A little research and consultation with a nutritional specialist can help you to plan your daily diet so as to be able to obtain the healthy amount of daily calcium.

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title:Calcium - The Key To Quick Weight Loss
author:Priya F Shah
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Are you dieting your way to bone loss?
Are you aware that the diet you follow may be depleting your bones of essential nutrients and increasing your chances of developing osteoporosis? Popular diets may promise quick weight loss, but calcium and other important nutrients are often missing from the menu, which can lead to bone loss.
And women who consistently limit what they eat to avoid gaining weight may undermine the health of their bones, according to a study by ARS researchers in California. (1)
The study looked at the eating behavior of women between the ages of 18 and 50 and found that those classified as "restrained eaters" had significantly lower bone mineral density and bone mineral content (key indicators of overall bone strength and health) than women who said they weren't concerned about what they ate.
"Exercise and eating a well-balanced diet with adequate calcium, are two of the best ways to keep your bones strong and healthy." advise the researchers.
Calcium is not only good for your bones but can help you maintain a healthy, low fat diet too. There has been increasing media coverage about numerous studies showing that a diet rich in calcium helps reduce body fat.
Why is calcium important in weight loss?
Calcium is a fat burner. High-calcium diets seem to favor burning rather than storing fat. Researchers say this is because calcium stored in fat cells plays an important role in fat storage and breakdown.
Calcium changes the efficiency of weight loss . In fact, study after study has shown that the people with the highest calcium intake overall weighed the least, and the people with the lowest calcium intake had the highest percentage of body fat. (2,3,4)
When overall calorie consumption is accounted for, calcium not only helps keep weight in check, but can be associated specifically with decreases in body fat. A low daily calcium intake is associated with greater tendency to gain weight, particularly in women. (5)
Researchers found that adolescent girls who consumed more calcium weighed less and had less body fat than girls who consumed the same amount of calories from other sources. (6)
Previous studies have shown that a higher calcium intake can block body fat production in adults and preschool children (7), but this was one of the first studies to show that it might have the same effect in body-conscious preteen and teenage girls.
But aren't dairy products fattening?
Some dieters consider dairy products to be fattening, but the evidence suggests the opposite is true.
Consumption of calcium-rich dairy foods can actually help to reduce and prevent obesity. Over 20 recent studies show that milk products actually contribute to weight loss.
A new study in obese adults, presented at the First Annual Nutrition Week Conference, showed that increasing calcium intake by the equivalent of two dairy servings per day could reduce the risk of obesity by as much as 70 percent. (8)
The study provided clinching evidence that calcium in low-fat dairy products can help adjust your body's fat-burning machinery and help keep your weight under control.
In another study, obese subjects placed on a high-calcium diet, with yogurt as the calcium source, showed markedly greater fat loss than those on a low-calcium diet. (9)
Numerous studies have shown that dairy calcium is more effective in reducing body fat than other forms of calcium. (10)
Why does diary calcium work so well?
Researchers believe that other nutrients found in milk products act in synergy with calcium to reduce fat more efficiently.
Glycomacropeptides (found in whey proteins derived from milk) in particular, are known to create feelings of satiety and fullness and decrease food intake. (11,12,13)
Foods that are a good source of calcium include cheese, milk, ice cream, baked beans and other dried legumes, dried figs, broccoli, most dark-green leafy vegetables, and soft fish bones like those in canned salmon.
Disclaimer: If you are under 18, pregnant, nursing or have health problems, consult your physician before starting any weight loss plan. The information here is not provided by medical professionals and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Please consult your physician before beginning any course of treatment.
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title:Calculate Your BMI - Do You Need to Lose Weight?
author:Gerald Meyer
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There are a few different ways to determine if you are overweight. Underwater weighing, computerized topography and measurement of skin folds with calipers can be the most accurate  ways to measure fat. They can also be expensive and need to be done by professionals. Other options include the body mass index and waist measurement.
One of the most popular tools available is the body mass index (BMI). The body mass index was developed as a simple guide to assess your weight. This tool is an inexpensive, easy way to compare your body weight to the general population. It does have its limitations though. It does not take into account certain people, such as athletes, that have a higher than average amount of muscle. Muscle does weigh more than fat so these people may be considered overweight according to the BMI chart. Whether this puts them at a higher risk for disease is still unclear. Anyone who is overweight is at a higher risk of developing problems such as osteoarthritis. Our bodies are designed only to carry so much weight. Conversely, the BMI chart may put a person with too little muscle mass in the healthy range. This can include elderly and malnourished people who may obviously have health problems.
So, it is important to look at this as only one tool to determine if you need to lose weight or not. For most people it will be obvious, but others may have to check with a healthcare professional before starting a weight loss program.
Visit http://www.natural-weight-loss-programs.com/need-weight-loss.htm to calculate your BMI for free.  Also, you can calculate how many calories you need in a day and how many you need to lose weight.
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C is for Curing Common Cold

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When treating a common cold, Vitamin C always comes to mind in an instant. Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling first discovered the positive effects of Vitamin C in alleviating the symptoms of the common cold. Though Pauling's findings about the effects of Vitamin C are still controversial, a lot of doctors believe that it is still a very good first step to fight the common cold.


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common cold, infection, gastritis, ulcer


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The very first thing that comes to mind when treating a common cold is to take Vitamin C. Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling first found the connection between Vitamin C and the common cold. Ever since Pauling advocated large Vitamin C doses as a cure for the common cold, the supposed efficacy of vitamins in alleviating various ailments had always been a controversial subject. Many of the claims Pauling made about Vitamin C attracted attention because he won the coveted Nobel Peace Prize and another Nobel award for outstanding work in the field of chemistry. Dr. Linus Pauling is the only person ever to win two unshared Nobel prizes. He had received the Nobel prize in chemistry in 1954, and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962. He was also the second person after Marie Curie to win the prestigious award two times.


Pauling believed that the presence of vitamin C in the intercellular glue obstructs virus particles from moving through cells and tissues. He also hypothesized that it was involved in interferon activity. Interferons are proteins that interfere with virus production and stops the spread of infections.


According to Pauling, the common cold is the result of an infection by a virus, which leads to an inflammation of the upper respiratory tract. The common cold can last from three to ten days and on the average can affect a person three times per year.


Vitamin C also called ascorbic acid, is a term that literally means “no scurvy.” Some 250 years ago, a British physician found that sailors given citrus fruits were cured of scurvy, an ailment that is caused by   vitamin C deficiency. Dehydroascorbic acid and ascorbic acid are the active forms of vitamin C found in food. Most supplements contain only ascorbic acid. Levels of ascorbic acid in the blood also rises following the consumption of foods containing Vitamin C and ascorbic acid.

Unfortunately, the British Navy waited 50 years until they acted on this information and required all its vessels to provide lime juice to every sailor. The term limey was given to British sailors because of this requirement. Because of this, some have concluded that supplements offer the same benefit as food. However, this ignores the fact that dehydroascorbic acid (the other active form of vitamin C) may have positive effects other than that of raising ascorbic acid levels. In fact, the body can absorb and use both forms of vitamin C.

Many studies regarding the effect of Vitamin C on the common cold have been conducted since the late 1930s. In 1938, Dr. Roger Korbash of St. Elisabeth Hospital, Oberhausen, Germany published his findings that Vitamin C is effective for treating several diseases. He used Vitamin C to treat gastritis and ulcers. He then used Vitamin C to treat rhinitis, or the inflammation of the mucus membranes of the nose. He found that the therapy was valuable and decided to try 250 or 500-milligram injections of the said vitamin on a person suffering from a cold. He concluded that the Vitamin C therapy always led to an immediate disappearance of the cold symptoms, but sometimes another injection may be needed the following day. Overall, Korbash believed that Vitamin C could be safely administered in large doses. He also stated that Vitamin C was far superior to cold medicines.


Though doctors still debate the clinical studies that have since repeated Dr. Pauling's original findings, most of them would agree that Vitamin C is a good first step in fighting off a common cold.


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