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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tentex Royal Against Sexual Weakness

Sexual weakness is a broad term encompassing all forms of weaknesses from premature ejaculation, undeveloped orgasm, lack of libido, lack of interest, erection failure to impotence. This is real and life threatening when it is at the psychological state sometimes. Victims get misplaced and find themselves incomplete in front of their peers. In as much as it is treatable, sexual weakness is a very painful disorder which may go or not.

There are very many causes of sexual weaknesses; some are illnesses emanating from the local scene while others may be inherited. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic ailment with long term repercussions; it is a degenerative disease often activating other malfunctions in the many organs. On its owns it disables the sexual urge and destroys it completely. It is the main cause of many sexual weaknesses in men including erectile dysfunction. Hypertension violates all aspects of love making creating fear and anxiety. It damages blood veins and heart muscle. In many instances erection is not possible at all when one has hypertension.

Sexual weakness is a state of mind and in many instances it is propagated by the surrounding environment; the work place stress, family and created habits within. Stress builds tension and heightens thoughts creating space for depression. This alone promotes erectile dysfunction, destroys self esteem and raises the fear of sexual non performance. This leads to many physical complications that may warrant medical attention. The chain laid out moves from one step to more chronic phase. Sexual abilities are not left out and at every step it gets distorted, hormonal balance is tilted off it s track, excitations diminishes and other disorders crop up.

Smoking and poor alcohol routines are common with many men. This leads to addiction and irritability often causing liver sclerosis, cardiovascular diseases and fatigue. Sexual pleasure cannot grow under such circumstances and prolonged medication either will not bring immediate therapy. A breakdown of the nervous system, injures the nerves among theses is the parasympathetic nerve which stimulates the erection process during love play.

Poor eating habits leads to poor nutrition and when malnutrition sets in no hormone of good quality will be produced. Equally to the sperm; their motility and survival is crucial for good reproduction. Medications are wide and varied and most have long lasting side effects; others are naturally harmful and will extent their poison to the sexual organs. These are antihistamines, antidepressants, suppressers etc. All leave a mark by damaging erection thus making love playing impossible.

Sexual weakness as a matter of principle is far and wide, in hard situations, it may spill over to touch the society especially when numbers are high. Remedies are many and are mainly herbal, they are supplied to restore hope and give life to the many disturbed men.

Natural herbs prepared to alleviate sexual weakness include Tentex Royal a very old remedy which increases blood flow to the penis. Others are Tentex Forte , Confido, Himcolin, Excel and many others. All work in unison to reduce and probably shut off this weakness.
Tentex royal capsules are combination of time tested herbs, which are known to increase the sexual desire and corrects sexual weakness. It is considered to be one of the best herbal formulation for sexual enhancement. It corrects erectile dysfunction by increasing the penile blood flow. It is non hormonal and safe.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Acai Berry – Also Called “Mega-Berry”.



You’ve heard all there is to hear about the new ‘mega-berry’. The acai, pronounced “ah-sigh-ee” is the great super food coming out of the deepest darkest Amazon basin in Brazil.
The Acai Berry does in fact provide several critical health benefits and is commonly known to:

  • Flush Out Harmful Toxins and Flatten Your Belly
  • Increase Your Metabolism
  • Increase Energy – Reduce Fatigue
  • Relieve Joint and Arthritis Pain
  • Boost Your Immune System
  • Fight Free Radicals and Diseases
  • Help Prevent Cancer and Leukemia
  • Improve Mental Clarity

The Acai berry’s antioxidant properties, in addition, also assist in averting the vascular and heart disease. That is why the pulp of the Acai berry is extensively used in the making of dietary supplements and various other products that are a major part of natural remedies.
The best way to enhance your immune system is to tweak your diet. Load up on fresh vegetables and fruits like the acai berry for a sufficient supply of vitamins, minerals, fiber and enzymes. Acai contains antioxidants that protect the cells of your immune system from damage by toxins in the environment.

So what can we tell you if you want a version of acai that isn’t frozen or in an ice cream?
Unless you live near the Amazon it’s unlikely you are going to be able to buy Acai berries directly. The berry does not hold up well to transport, so it is most often sold as acai berry pulp , Acai berry supplements like Acai Cleanse Ultra, for example and so on.
What if you want it in pill form so you can get the benefits while working out at the gym or sitting at your desk? There is no problem, you can get it in the medicine stores on-line that a various but be careful to bye 100% product.
Acai health benefits are numerous. But not all acai products are made equal. Pick the ones that do not contain caffeine or sugar. Supplementing your diet with acai berries, drinking lots of water, and sleeping well can substantially improve your immune strength.
 


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Take a Rest - Have some FUN Facts :)


Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
Chocolate contains the same chemical, phenyl ethylamine that your brain produces when you fall in love.
Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
In fact, Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.
Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, and Dostoyevsky were all epileptics (aka brain disorder).
Heroin used to be a cough medicine for children. A German company (Bayer) registered heroin as a trademark.
The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
An average human loses about 200 head hairs per day.
1 in every 200 people is a psychopath and they look just like everyone else.
Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave. You have been warned!
Wearing headphones for just one hour will multiply the number of bacteria in your ear 700 times.
Some Eskimos have been known to use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing.
If a surgeon in Ancient Egypt lost a patient while performing an operation, his hands were cut off.
There are more nutrients in the cornflake package itself than there are in the actual cornflakes.
Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine. 
A sneeze travels out of your mouth at over 100 mph!
Coca-Cola was originally green.
The longest sausage made in Australia was 11 kilometers (6.9 miles) long.
An average woman consumes approximately 20 kg of lipstick in her life.
Seaweed is used to thicken icecream.
Bubble gum and fairy floss were invented by dentists.
Don't give a dog chocolate! Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces are enough to kill a small dog.
Mel Blanc, who played the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots.
The can opener was invented 48 years after cans were introduced.
China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year and 25 million trees are chopped down to make 'em.
The average person eats eight spiders in their sleep in their whole entire lifetime!
Every year, you eat approximately 4 bugs in your sleep.
A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
A typical bed usually houses over 6 billion dust mites.
A tuna called the 'Blue Fin' can be sold for over $20,000 around the world.
Sweden is the largest spender on ketchup.
Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
Ostriches stick their heads into the sand to find underground drinking water.
Baby elephants can drink over 80 litres of milk a day.
There are more coffee drug addicts in the US than drug addicts of any other kind.
Americans, on average, eat 18 acres of pizza every single day.
The first bar code was used on Wrigleys gum.
There are more bacteria in your mouth than the human population of the U.S.A. and Canada combined.
Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian.
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
In a year, your heart can beat up to 40,000,000 times!.
Leather has enough nutritional value to sustain life for a short time.
Over 2500 left handed people are killed each year, because they used products made for right handed people.
As much as 80% of microwaves from mobile phones are absorbed by your head!
85% of men who die of heartattacks during intercourse, are found to have been cheating on their wives.

78 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health

The following is a listing of some of sugar's consequences from medical journals and other scientific publications.

1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
2. Sugar can upset the body's mineral balance.
3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children.
4. Sugar can cause drowsiness in children.
5. Sugar can adversely affect children's school grades.
6. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
7. Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.
8. Sugar can cause kidney damage.
9. Sugar can reduce helpful high density cholesterol (HDLs).
10. Sugar can promote an elevation of harmful cholesterol          
11. Sugar may lead to chromium deficiency.
12. Sugar can cause copper deficiency.
13. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
14. Sugar may lead to cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, and rectum.
15. Sugar can cause colon cancer.
16. Sugar can be a risk factor in gall bladder cancer.
17. Sugar can increase fasting levels of blood glucose.
18. Sugar can weaken eyesight.
19. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitter called serotonin, which can narrow blood vessels.
20. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
21. Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.
22. Sugar can raise adrenaline levels in children.
23. Sugar can increase the risk of coronary heart disease.
24. Sugar can speed the aging process, causing wrinkles and grey hair.
25. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
26. Sugar can promote tooth decay.
27. Sugar can contribute to weight gain and obesity.
28. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
29. Sugar can cause a raw, inflamed intestinal tract in persons with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
30. Sugar can cause arthritis
31. Sugar can cause asthma.
32. Sugar can cause candidiasis (yeast infection).
33. Sugar can lead to the formation of gallstones.
34. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
35. Sugar can cause ischemic heart disease.
36. Sugar can cause appendicitis.
37. Sugar can exacerbate the symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
38. Sugar can indirectly cause hemorrhoids.
39. Sugar can cause varicose veins.
40. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraception users.
41. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
42. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
43. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.
44. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
45. Sugar leads to decreased glucose tolerance.
46. Sugar can decrease growth hormone.
47. Sugar can increase total cholesterol.
48. Sugar can increase systolic blood pressure.
49. Sugar can change the structure of protein causing interference with protein absorption.
50. Sugar causes food allergies.
51. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
52. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
53. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
54. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
55. Sugar can impair the structure of DNA.
56. Sugar can cause cataracts.
57. Sugar can cause emphysema.
58. Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
59. Sugar can cause free radical formation in the bloodstream.
60. Sugar lowers the enzymes' ability to function.
61. Sugar can cause loss of tissue elasticity and function.
62. Sugar can cause liver cells to divide, increasing the size of the liver.
63. Sugar can increase the amount of fat in the liver.
64. Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
65. Sugar can overstress the pancreas, causing damage.
66. Sugar can increase the body's fluid retention.
67. Sugar can cause constipation.
68. Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
69. Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
70. Sugar can cause hypertension.
71. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
72. Sugar can cause an increase in delat, alpha and theta brain waves, which can alter the mind's ability to think clearly.
73. Sugar can cause depression.
74. Sugar can increase insulin responses in those consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.
75. Sugar increases bacterial fermentation in the colon.
76. Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance.
77. Sugar can increase blood platelet adhesiveness which increases risk of blood clots.
78. Sugar increases the risk of Alzheimer Disease.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Herbal Medicines and Remedies


Every day you are looking in the mirror and smile...”I am so beautiful today”you say to yourself...You are taking care of your skin, you are fighting the impurities on it, trying to get rid of wrinkles and so on. But the exterior beauty comes from the inner health.Did you asked your body whatever it likes or not? Do you think it likes all the medications you are trying to impose to it when you are sick? All the drugs you are swallowing might heal one disease and at the same time can attack another organ, therefore- another desease will appear.
It's not a secret that Herbal Medicine beats all the records in treating and keeping you healthy, strengthens the immune system.
For such medicines and remedies kitchen is the best place to start.Open your refrigerator...fruits, vegetables...a wide polygon you will perform your activities on :)
A wide problem for each of us is the Headache, so let's see what remedies to use:
* Boil some hot water and add some ground cinnamon and sugar and mix. Pour in a cup and sniff the steam. That is what you do if it is a sinus headache. If it is a tension headache, pour some of this sugar cinnamon water into a tightly closed ziploc bag and press to the area where your head hurts. This is great for the kids!
* An effective headache treatment is ice applied to the forehead and the temples--we have used bags of frozen peas and frozen gummy bears, but any frozen object will do as long as it is not unbearably cold to hold against your head.
Sore Throat 
* A cup of juice from a beet ; Tablespoons of honey; Mix together and heat in the
microwave for about 1 min. Drink up.
* Take a glass of vinegar (regular, store bought) and gargle it all (in small increments) getting it as far back into the throat as possible without swallowing. If throat pain returns, repeat.
Toothache
* Charcoal- which will have anti-inflammatory response and will draw toxins out of the tooth. Must be activated charcaol. make a charcoal poultice
* Hydrogen Peroxide works like a charm, not so much as for me but everyone swears by it. make a solution of half HP and half water and swish it for a minute or till you feel a displeasing taste in your mouth. Spit it out and optionally swish your mouth out with salt water.
And so on..there are thousands and thousands of such remedies. For those who do not have time for doing it I suggest you to see my favorite herbal medicine Site.
Herbal home remedies and natural treatments are simple, have no side effects, contribute to weight loss ,no chemicals,are inexpensive, plus the delight of being able to cure yourself!
Take care of your organism! Be healthy!:)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Healthier Smoke - E-Cigarette

Today's most interesting news about cigarettes and smoking as a whole is that famous electronic-cigarette that people are interested in.Some says that they are absolutely healthy , others- that it is the same as an usual cigarette.In the beginning let's see what is it comprised of.
So, it has 2 critical components: the stem and the cartridge.
The stem makes use of micro-electronic technology to sense your inhalation on the e-cigarette. When the small sensors pick up on this, a small amount of heat is generated to heat the cartridge.
The cartridge is where all the magic happens. The cartridges come in a variety of flavors and strengths, to fit anybody’s tastes. The e Liquid cartridge contains small amounts of nicotine, satisfying the smokers needs.

It contains :
The vapor produced by electronic vaporizers has only four ingredients; Distilled Water, Kosher Flavoring, pure Vegetable Glycerin and pure Nicotine from tobacco plants.
Electronic cigarettes simulate every part of smoking a cigarette. While physical and emotional effects are extremely hard to deal with when quitting, but smoking is also a simple matter of habit. Many smokers enjoy the actual act of holding a cigarette and inhaling something. The smokeless vapor produced by electronic cigarettes allows you to do this, with out most of the harmful tars and chemicals added to your traditional tobacco cigarette
Lots of smokers are undecided whether to purchase e-cigarettes or not there is something you need to know: electronic cigarettes have more advantages over tobacco cigarettes. Surprised? Read on to find out what they are.
  1. Although e-cigarettes give has it's own specifically smell, it is not strong and bothersome like the regular cigarette.
  2. Second hand smoke does not exist in the electronic cigarette vocabulary. They only give off a vapor called propylene glycol which is made of the same components as those produced on stage shows except that they are being produced only in smaller quantities.
  3. Since it does not generate harmful smoke, you can smoke in places you are not usually allowed to however, you better ask for permission for it in non-smoking locations.
  4. Garbage reduction. Electronic cigarettes use e-liquid as a refill for the plastic cartridges every time you run out of it. No need to throw anything away.
  5. Since electronic cigarettes produce vapor instead of harmful smoke, you will not find traces of tar in it.
  6. The e-cigarettes do not stain the teeth and still leave you with fresh-smelling breath.
  7. E-cigs do not burn anything! You can feel safer at home, or anywhere you go.
  8. It is a lot cheaper than tobacco cigarettes. If you utilize the e-liquid for refill, you would be spending 300 times less than smoking regular cigarettes.
Obviously not all smokers will be able to quit with the help of electronic cigarettes. There is not one solution for everyone, which is why there are so many methods of quitting smoking, but for some, electronic cigarettes are the best solution. Even if you don’t fully quit, you’ll be happy to know you are satisfying your nicotine habit in a much safer way.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fight Stress and Depression

Do you head to the kitchen when you're tired ... or stressed ... or sad ... or just plain bored? I know I do :) You may think that's a bad habit, but it turns out that it's a smart plan — if you pick the right foods.
“You are what you eat”, a saying usually applied to the physical effects of the foods we eat, is also applicable to how food affects our emotional well being.Exactly how these foods fight depression is not known. Researchers suspect that they may change some fats in the brain membrane.They believe that this could make it easier for the brain chemicals to pass through.
Eat more...
  •  Salmon and mackerel: Are a great choice, because they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These acids also help prevent stroke and heart disease and may help in the prevention of some cancers. Salmon also contains selenium, which is an essential antioxidant mineral. You should eat wild salmon, given that it contains more omegas than farmed, or Atlantic, salmon. 
  • Oatmeal: Carbs help you produce serotonin, a calming hormone that helps fight anxiety's negative effects-which is probably why many of us crave them when we're stressed. Go with the craving and choose healthy sources. Oatmeal is high in fiber, which means that your body will absorb it slowly. In one fell swoop, you'll prolong the serotonin boost, keeping yourself feeling full for longer (and on less) and making sure your blood sugar's in check.
  • Spinach: Low levels of the B vitamin folate, found in spinach, peas, navy beans, orange juice, wheat germ or avocado, may play a role in depression in some patients, said Brent Bauer, director of the Mayo Clinic's Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program.
  • Vitamin D and B supplement: Vitamin D has been shown to help with seasonal affective disorder. It may also have an anti-inflammatory effect and increase the flexibility of cell membranes, making the brain's neurotransmitters work better. B vitamins - Studies indicate low levels of the B vitamin folic acid along with high levels of homocysteine, a protein, make you more likely to be depressed. Folic acid, vitamin B2, B6, and B12 decrease levels of homocysteine. B vitamins can be obtained by eating a diet high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and legumes.
  • Blueberries and Raspberries: Berries are jam-packed full of antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber. These substance work tougher to keep you feeling great every day.
  • Whole grains: A good source of B vitamins, break down and release sugar slowly, so you don't get high levels of insulin and the ups and down of blood sugar. Also try oats, brown rice, or whole wheat bread or pasta.
Every person has the blues from time to time. But when they take place on a more frequent basis, you should be worried. You can adjust your diet to help stabilize your mood. It is crucial to eat meals at regular intervals with the purpose of keeping your serotonin levels in check. It is a chemical in the brain that has a calming effect. High-quality nutrition is the best defense for fighting depression.
Be healthy. Fight Stress!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Do I breath healthy ???

The function of breathing is to maintain a very specific ratio of O2 to CO2. Ideally, at rest, an adult should breathe lightly and only through the nose. A healthy person can perform exercise and continue to breathe through the nose, whilst a sick person requires larger breaths almost all of the time.
Mouth breathing leads to hyperventilation- an increase in the amount of air we breathe above the normal volume we require. The normal volume of air required per minute at rest is 4 to 5 litres, approximately 8 to 12 breaths per minute.
Ask yourself the following questions
  • Can you hear yourself breathe ?
  • Do you breathe through your mouth ?
  • Is your nose continually blocking ?
  • Do you often sigh ?
  • Do you yawn excessively ?
  • Do you wheeze ?
  • Do you pant ?
  • Do you snore ?
  • Do you wake in the morning still feeling tired even though you have slept through the night ?
  • Do you have difficulty sleeping ?
  • Do you have an irritable cough ?
  • Do you blow your nose excessively ?
  • Do you clear your throat often ?
  • Do you get short of breath ?
  • Can you feel the upper chest move when you breathe ?
  • Do you get headaches or dizziness ?
  • Do you require medication to assist you to breathe comfortably ?
  • Are you anxious for no apparent reason ?
  • Do you have anxiety attacks ?
  • Do you breathe more than 14 times per minute when sitting quietly ?
  • Do you get asthma when sleeping ?
  • Do you get asthma when exercising ?
  • Do you get asthma following a chest infection ?
        If you answer yes to 2 or more, you may be hyperventilating. 

To achieve the correct breathing technique, ensure that it is deep, maximizing on oxygen intake. It is important to ensure that the diaphragm does the work. A simple test is putting one hand on the belly and the other on the chest. With every inhalation, the hand on the belly should rise higher than the on the chest.
Why is it so important?
1) Healthy breathing increases the oxygenation of blood and efficient removal of toxins from the circulation system.
2) Healthy breathing facilitates digestion and effective assimilation of ingested food. Digestive organs like the stomach receive much more oxygen and operate optimally.
3) The nervous system receives a health boost. The central nervous system is the body's primary communication channel. If it is healthy, the entire body manifests this.
4) Not many people realize the effect of healthy breathing on the glands, primarily the pineal and pituitary glands.
5) The brain needs plenty of oxygen to be happy. Quantitatively, it requires three times more oxygen than the rest of the body.
6) Sufficient oxygen leads to smooth skin with a natural sheen.
7) Deep breathing exercises the diaphragm, giving the small intestine, the stomach, pancreas and liver a soothing massage.
8) The heart also gets this treatment, stimulation blood circulation in all the organs stated.
9) Healthy powerful lungs are the result of healthy breathing. Having this goes a long way in protection against respiratory problems like bronchitis.
10) When the breathing process is slow and deep during yoga, it reduces the workload the heart faces. This happens twofold. First, there is greater contact between lungs and the blood, increasing the surface area of operation. Secondly, there is a distinct pressure differential in the lungs. The increased circulation allows the heart a bit of a rest bite. The heart attains greater strength and operates at an optimum level. Blood pressure and related heart diseases reduce as a result of this cardiac efficiency.
11) Healthy breathing is often about more than just physical health. At the heart of meditation is healthy breathing. When the mind focuses on the breaths and breathing exercises it often escapes from the stresses of life.

Healthy breathing should always be practiced in a quiet and calm atmosphere. As the methods of deep breathing and healthy breathing are mastered, one may find themselves breathing more deeply on a regular basis without every thinking twice about the benefit to the body.
Be healthy.Breath healthy.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Pamper Yourself - AT-Home SPA


You are always busy, stressed out, your full working day does not allow you to go to a Spa salon, or you think that it costs too much money for a day, or just some hours.
So, let's start thinking of your own Spa at home.It's easy, not expensive and you can organize these happy and relaxed moments whenever you have time or desire.
The following are some basic elements to include in creating a home spa experience that will melt away stress and leave you feeling pampered and relaxed.
Privacy: Perhaps the most important part of the home spa experience is being sure that you have enough time, no calls - let it go to voice mail, no hurries and nothing that will take your mind of relaxing ,otherwise you may end up feeling even more tense.
Music:Music is an important part of relaxing, too.What kind of music do you prefer, which one make you feel better, relaxed and happy? Someone may choose nature sounds with waterfalls and birds sound in the background, while others are for classical music.It's up to you, it just should have a positive effect on you.
Lighting: You’d be surprised at how lighting can create a stress-relieving mood. Lighting the room with candles can fill the area with a soothing scent and create a very relaxing atmosphere.
Bath Products: You can go a long way in creating a luxurious bath with a few helpful products.Lavender-scented bubble bath,for example, uses the power of aromatherapy to soothe you. Body scrubs are used in spas to exfoliate skin, and can be used at home as well. There are also skin moisturizing you can add to your bath to nourish your skin and make the pampered feeling last.
Beauty Treatments: While you’re relaxing, you may as well get more beautiful! Putting a conditioning treatments in your hair and a purifyng masque make your face and scalp feel good and leave you looking more beautiful afterward. Rubbing your dry skin with a loofahand scrubbing calloused feet with a pumice stone can be a little more work, but you’ll love the results, and it’ll only take a few minutes.
After Tub Care: You may want to follow up after you get out of the tub by applying a rich conditioning cream to your skin and a coat of nail polish to your toes. Again this will keep you feeling more pampered between spa treatments.
Massage: You may think a home spa treatment can’t include a massage, but it can! If you can’t enlist the soothing hands of a partner, you can use a self- massager do the same job: loosen up tight muscles, promote circulation, and make you feel great. Or, if you’re really in the mood to indulge, you can even hire a professional massage therapist to come to your house! 
Sugar Scrub:Make your own sugar scrub to exfoliate your elbows, knees, back, arms and legs. Just take one cup of brown sugar, one cup of raw oatmeal and one cup of olive oil. Mix the ingredients together in a jar and then apply to dry skin. Stand on a towel or plastic bag and massage slowly in circles. Step right into the shower and rinse off the scrub. 
Refreshing foot scrub:
Combine two tablespoons of vegetable oil, two tablespoons of natural sea salt (or beach sand, which you can get at the craft store), three drops of rosemary oil and three drops of peppermint oil. Mix the ingredients into a paste and then massage the paste onto your feet.
Concentrate on rough areas, such as your heels or calluses. When you rinse off the mixture, your feet will be silky smooth.
Botanic Choice has inexpensive vials of essential oils. It’s nice to have a few vials of your favorite scents on hand for aromatherapy and spa treatments. If you’re just getting started with your essential oils collection, try Lavender, Rosemary, and Peppermint oils.
Pumpkin Facial Mask:(all skin types)
Pumpkin adds moisture to your skin, no matter what your skin type. Just use three tablespoons of pureed pumpkin from a can and one-half teaspoon of honey. If you have normal or oily skin, add one-quarter teaspoon of milk. If you have dry skin, add one-quarter teaspoon of buttermilk.
Once you’ve mixed together all of the ingredients, clean your face using your regular cleanser. Spread the mask over your skin and then leave it on for 15 minutes. Clean off the dried mask with warm water. You can follow it up with rose water (see below) and then apply your moisturizer. 
Carrot Avocado Facial Mask:(dry/normal skin)
Combine a mashed carrot, mashed avocado, and a beaten egg with a few tablespoons of honey. Stir well, apply, let sit for about 15 minutes, and then wash off with cool water.
After you’re washed and nourished your skin with the natural face mask above, use grated cucumber or diluted lemon juice as a toner to help tighten your skin and close up your pores. (Remember to keep all ingredients away from the eye area.)
Cuticle softener:This treatment is simple to use and can prevent jagged nails. Combine a teaspoon of olive oil and a teaspoon of vitamin E oil. Mix them together in a bowl and then massage the oil into your cuticles. After letting the oil soak in for fifteen minutes, you can wash away the excess oil with soap and water. 
Lemon softener:The acid in lemons will work wonders on your rough elbows and rough knees. Cut a lemon in half and then rub it on your rough patches, then rinse it off in the shower. This treatments soften skins and can even lighten dark areas.
Rose Water:Rose water is a well-known toner and astringent. It costs a lot when you buy it by the bottle, but you can easily make it yourself. Firmly pack rose petals into a cup and place it in a bowl. Pour two cups of boiling water over the top and cover.
Steep the roses until the liquid is cool and then strain out the petals. Refrigerate the water in a sterile glass jar between uses. Apply to the skin with a cotton ball to tone and tighten your skin.
Also, I found lots of home-made recipes here.
If you use to have Spa days at home,or just heard some other ways to do it share it with me ,please, I'll be really thankful :)
                                        Relax, You Deserve it !

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fashion Color Trends for Spring/Summer 2010

 Pantone just announced the color of the year for 2010: PMS 15-5519 Turquoise, an inviting, luminous hue.
In their top 10 order Pantone have nominated the following colors for Spring 2010:
  1. Violet
  2. Aurora
  3. Turquoise
  4. Fusion Coral
  5. Tomato Puree
  6. Tuscany
  7. Amparo Blue
  8. Pink Champagne
  9. Dried Herb
  10. Eucalyptus
In many cultures, Turquoise occupies a very special position in the world of color.  It is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky. Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that Turquoise represents an escape to many – taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.
In fashion, Turquoise makes a statement that can look elegant and dressy in fine silk and gemstones, or casual and fun in cotton and athletic apparel. Because of its versatility, Turquoise is a great accent color in jewelry, purses, shoes, hair accessories and even nail polish for women, and ties, shirts and sportswear for men.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantone

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Have your Lips SOFT and SENSUAL


If, I wrote in the article posted bellow that "the eyes are the mirror of the soul" then surely the lips are the pathway to your heart.
A wonderful pair of lips can truly make your face look dazzling, more contented and accurate. Since lips are the most striking aspect of the face, just next to your eyes. So, you must be eager to know how to get those wonderful lips.   

  • Exfoliate Gentle. Lips are more sensitive than the rest of your face, so facial scrubs can be too irritating.Use sugar to remove dead skin or rub a soft, dry toothbrush over your lips once a week. Lip treatments containing salicylic acid can also peel off the dead skin without harm. 
  • Add Moisture. Put on lip balm then blot away the excess before adding lipstick. Avoid flavored lip balms, however, as they may tempt you to lick your lips (causing chapping). Lips that are cracked ot bleeding need treatment with 1 percent hydrocortisone cream and an over the counter antibacterial ointment such as Polysporin.
  • Drink Water.Drink plenty of water as it will keep your lips hydrated throughout the day. Make sure that your lips don’t look chapped, rough or dry.
  • Avoid Bitting or Licking.Always avoid licking your lips. It may think like you are given that temporary relief, the saliva evaporates quickly, leaving your lips even drier than before they were licked. Hence, you should try to use a quality lip balm that is not scented, as it influences you to lick your lips more often.
  • Avoid Smoking and Using Straws.Smoking and the use of straws increase lines around the mouth due to puckering required when using them. As well, the chemicals in cigarettes reduce oxygen in the body which is necessary for healthy cell regeneration.
  • Shape Your Lips.You can create an illusion of dimension, if your lips are thin. Dabbing a dot of gloss on the central area of your lower lip will do the trick for thin lips. Gloss will reflect light and impart your lips a fuller appearance. On the other hand, if you have fuller lips, you can make them appear thin by applying dark shades of lipstick. Nude and matte shades will also help to downsize fuller lips.
  • Eat a Healthy Diet. Healthy nutritious diet of fruits and vegetables will keep your lips beautiful, pink and hydrated. Try to include green vegetables, fruit juices, and salads in your diet.
  • Smile. Just smile...smile ...smile, because you got a perfect pair of lips you are taking care about ;)
And now it's time for some Mystery Ingredients  :)
If you have a cold sore or are prone to them, one of the best ways to treat them is the application of tea bags. Mint tea bags have been known to decrease the swelling of the lips and to alleviate pain. Teas like lemon and mint have tannic acid, an ingredient that operates like an anti-viral agent to treats the root cause of cold sores.
Aloe vera is a great way to keep your lips smooth, soft and pain-free. The best lips are those that are moisturized. Thus, when it comes time to invest in lotions or lip balms, look for those that contain this ingredient.

Find some interesting and useful video tips bellow :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUXQ3dqPUe0

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Eyes Are the Mirror of the Soul


" A beautiful eye makes silence eloquent, a kind eye makes contradiction an assent, an enraged eye makes beauty deformed. This little member gives life to every other part about us; and I believe the story of Argus implies no more than that the eye is in every part; that is to say, every other part would be mutilated were not its force represented more by the eye than even by itself."
      - Joseph Addison
Computers, Tv's ,polluted environment...all these factors contribute in a bad way to our sight.
The eye is a fragile organ and it's care has to be very delicate and careful.Also the skin around them is being four times finer than the one on the chin.
But, at different ages, we have to care in different ways.
  20 years-  Start to care
At this age we just start our beauty habitFull make-up removal , skin hydration it has to be a reflex. Start to use daily a special eye cream. Apply it every morning, through massage and successive low pressure, the inner and outer corner of eye. Ideal is a moisturizer.
30 years - Deep care
To fight against signs of fatigue, is necessary to make a habit of using the cream for the eye contour in the morning and in the evening especially during the winter or if your skin is dry. Choose cream and refreshing formula that prevent wrinkles. Twice a week, put a moisturizing mask or apply compresses your anti-fatigue with tea or infusion.
40 years - Start to prevent
Now we have to prevent aging by applying nourishing anti-wrinkle effect eye creams, avoiding too sharp wrinkles installation. Apply the cream in the morning and in the evening, describing circles with your fingertips all over the eye. For situations in which you want to hide dark circles use a corrective makeup bags and a massage which decreases rapidly with an ice cube wrapped in gauze.

Bellow, are some useful tips to know:
Things You'll Need:
1 oz. of eyebright herb or eyebright herbal tea  
Rosehip herbal tea 
1 raw white potato
Fresh figs
Food grater
Strainer 
Cotton balls or soft gauze pads
Use the herb eyebright as an eye tonic. Add 1 tbsp. of the herb (or 2 teabags) to a cup of boiling water. Allow the eyebright to soak in the hot water for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid out and place it in a container in order to cool it slightly. Discard the herbs.
  • Step 2 Soak cotton balls or soft gauze in the resulting infusion. Apply the liquid to your eyes as a compress while you lie down (or place the teabags on your eyes). This can also be used as an eyewash for overworked, tired eyes.
  • Step 3 Grate 3 or 4 tbsp. of raw potato and place them on your eyelids for up to 20 minutes. If you prefer, you may use slices of raw potato to place on your eyelids while you recline. This will reduce swelling, puffiness and the redness associated with bloodshot eyes.
  • Step 4 Brew a strong tea made of rose-hips. Moisten two cotton balls in the tea and place them on your eyes to eliminate dark circles and “bags” under your eyes.
  • Step 5 Cut a fresh fig in half. Place one half over each eye. Dark circles will disappear.
    Bellow , you will find a video that contains some exercises for your eyes, so have a Happy Browsing :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W10j2fL0hy0

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Healthy skin with no pimples.

Reading through different sites, books and journals, I found out some really useful tips to keep the skin of your face nice and clean, and to get rid of that awful red and swollen pimples and blackheads.
There are 10 important steps to keep your skin healthy and beautiful:


1.The very first and important step is to know what type of skin you have and then buy the specific skin care products.
2.The 3 important things should not be ignored are to clean, to tonify and to moisturize.
3.Drinking water every day will help get rid of toxins that accumulate in the organism due to poor diet. It will help to improve the skin’s complexion.
4.Wear sunscreen to protect the skin from the sun. The sun is the main cause of premature skin aging and can worsen other skin conditions.
5.Sleep enough.7-8 hours is essential if you want to avoid under eye bags and dull skin.
6.Avoid your skin's enemies :Drugs, cigarettes ,excess of alcohol or late nights.
7.Never ever go to bed with your make-up on.Always cleanse your face at night and in the morning ,even if you don't have make-up on.
8.Don’t touch your skin all the time or squeeze any spots because you will carry bacteria from your fingers. Always wash your hands before applying skin care products.
9.Having an exercise routine, even if is moderate will help improve circulation and blood flow, which will give you glowing skin.
10.Stress is very bad for your health and for skin, too.Deal with it:: meditation, visualization, deep breathing, yoga, closing your eyes and counting 20 to 1 slowly.


"A new idea is rarely born like Venus attended by graces. More commonly it's modeled of baling wire and acne. More commonly it wheezes and tips over."
Marge Piercy



Pimples make you feel bad? Get rid of them by using the tips above + some special bellow:
* Wash your face twice a day (no more) with warm water and a mild soap made for people with acne. Gently massage your face with circular motions. Don't scrub. Over-washing and scrubbing can cause skin to become irritated.
* Don't pop pimples.It's tempting, but here's why you shouldn't: Popping pimples can push infected material further into the skin, leading to more swelling and redness, and even scarring.
* Keep hair clean and out of your face to prevent additional dirt and oil from clogging your pores.
* Eat a well balanced diet, and make sure that you include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables contain quite a bit of natural vitamin A and vitamin E, which is essential to good skin care.
* Don’t mask the skin with heavy make up, it will clog the pores and suffocate the skin, remember that less is more. Use lighter foundations or tinted moisturizers if you have mature skin.


I guess that's all I know about healthy and beautiful skin :) If following this easy steps you'll have a beautiful and glowy skin for ages
You guys, know more? Please, share it with me in the comments.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Headache Test - find the cause of your pain.

 I can't imagine that there is somebody who don't know what a headache is.Just a small percent of us is that lucky, the rest thou- not so.


Bellow you will find a kind of test that will help you find the cause of your pain


1. Do you have a fever, cold symptoms, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea?
Yes  -->You may have the Flu or Cold or Gastroenteritis, the stomach flu. --> Get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids. Use over-the-counter medicine to relieve cold and flu symptoms and for diarrhea.
No? Maybe...
2.Do you have a severe headache, stiff neck and vomiting, and does normal light hurt your eyes?
Yes? --> You may have Meningitis, a serious infection of the fluid around your brain and spinal cord, or Intracranial Hemorrhage, bleeding inside the brain --> EMERGENCY
See your doctor or go to the emergency room right away.

No? Maybe...
3. Have you injured your head or been knocked out recently? 
Yes? ->You may have a Concussion, or a Subdural Hematoma, a serious condition caused by blood pushing on your brain.-->URGENT
See your doctor right away.

No? Maybe...
4. Do you have numbness, tingling or weakness in the arms and legs?
Yes? --->;You may be having a Stroke .--> EMERGENCY
See your doctor or go to the emergency room right away.
  
No? Maybe...
5. Do you have pressure around your eyes, or do you have yellowish-green nasal discharge with a sore throat and a fever?
Yes? --> You may have a Sinus Infection.-->Treat fever, headache and sore throat with over-the-counter medicines, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. An over-the-counter decongestant and saline nasal spray may help relieve other symptoms. See your doctor if the pain becomes severe or your fever persists.
No? Maybe...
6. Do you have mild to moderate pain around your temples and does the pain occur during times of stress or after you have been sitting in one position for a long time?
Yes? --> You may have a Tension Headache. --> Use over-the-counter medicine, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, to relieve pain. Getting plenty of rest, taking a hot shower and applying ice packs to painful areas may also help. 
No? Maybe...
7. Do you have intense, throbbing pain, often with nausea or vomiting, and is the pain sometimes preceded by seeing flashing lights or spots? 
Yes? --> You may suffer from Migraine headaches. --> See your doctor. He or she can diagnose your problem and may prescribe prescription medicine for migraines. In the meantime, use over-the-counter medicine, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, to relieve pain. You can also rest in a dark room and apply ice packs and gentle pressure to painful areas.
No? Maybe...
8. Do your headaches occur after you read, watch TV or use a computer?
Yes? --> Your headaches may be due to VISION PROBLEMS. --> See an optometrist or ophthalmologist for an eye exam to see if you need glasses or contacts to correct your vision.
No? Maybe...
9. Do you get headaches and do you feel shaky and weak if you miss a meal?
Yes? --> Your headaches may be from Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. --> See your doctor. You can also try eating six small meals a day rather than three large meals. This may regulate your blood sugar.
No? Maybe...
10. Are you trying to cut down on caffeine, alcohol or some other drug? 
Yes? --> You may be suffering from Withdrawal. -->  Use over-the-counter medicine, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, to relieve pain and discomfort. The symptoms should fade after a few days. Don't restart your habit.
No? For more information, please talk to your doctor. If you think the problem is serious, call your doctor right away. 


Nota Bene :
This tool has been reviewed by doctors and is for general educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for medical advice. The information in this tool should not be relied upon to make decisions about your health. Always consult your family doctor with questions about your individual condition(s) and/or circumstances. Source: American Academy of Family Physicians. Family Health & Medical Guide. Dallas: Word Publishing; 1996. 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dandruff-discomfort through centuries


One of the greatest problem people are fighting with is dandruff. Year by year in the drug stores appears more and more shampoos and medications against it. Some might help...other not, however they are expensive and not all the time effective.
Dandruff is an itchy skin disorder of the scalp that develops during the normal growing process of the scalp's skin cells. 
What causes dandruff? 
The exact cause of seborrheic dermatitis is unknown. Most experts do know, though, that it is not caused by poor hygiene.

  • Not enough hair brushing
  • Dry skin
  • Seborrheic dermatitis (irritated, oily skin)
  • Not enough shampooing
  • Certain skin conditions 
  • Some illnesses 
  • Reaction to hair/skin care products
  • Malassezia
  • Diet
  • Mental stress 
  • HIV
There are a lot of naturalist remedies from all over the World, that helps us get free of this dilemma:

  1. Massaging of pure apple juice and thrice the quantity of warm water is good treatment of fading away dandruff.
  2. Applying gently warm coconut oil mixed with one hundredth of black pepper is very good remedy for treating dandruff. 
  3. Applying two table spoon of cosmetic vinegar and six table spoon of hot water on the scalp with the help of cotton swab and leave it over night. After that wash it with herbal or a mild baby shampoo.
  4. Massage the scalp with almond and olive oil for five minutes, leave it for some time and then rinse off to get the dandruff free hairs.  
  5. Apply hot olive oil or sesame oil on the scalp at bed time. Now an hour prior to the bathing rub lime juice mixed with the cosmetic vinegar on the scalp. Wash and rinse your hairs properly. For the last rinse use lime juice and warm water. Follow this process for about 3 months twice a week. This will surely help in relieving from dandruff. 
  6. Beet root crushed in henna paste is good in preventing dandruff and hair fall when applied on head. 
  7. Take a palm full of baking soda and rub it on your wet hair. Wash it off with water. The baking soda should relieve the itching and help in reducing the problem of dandruff.
  8. Mix 100g witch hazel and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice in 200ml water. Shampoo your hair and apply with cotton to the scalp when the hair are still wet. Repeat several times until the dandruff is treated.
  9. Giving sufficient exposure of sun to the scalp is another important method of getting rid of dandruff
  10. Last rinse with the lime juice is beneficial for hair fall an dandruff condition. 
It is an  unlimited list of naturist benefit for your scalp, but I can surely say that at least one of it will help you to get rid of dandruff or at least, to prevent it's appearance.
As well , to be healthy outside, you should take care of your inside, too.So one should be very particular about the diet and should stress on food stuff like fresh fruits, vegetables, sprouted seeds, raw nuts and cereals.
Avoid using red meat, sweets, strong coffees and teas, candies, aerated drinks like Pepsi and coke, pickles and spices. 
Be healthy, Get rid of it.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Eat smart: a keystep towards healthy eating

Once my brother asked me : "Do we live in order to eat, or do we eat in order to live"? That has sounded really cool for my ears then, but I remembered that phrase and started to think deeper about that only when I decided to start a healthy feed.
Eating is one of the most important event in our everyday life.We enjoy eating, it's a part of our life, of our culture.Each country and civilization has it's own special food, and it's own way to prepare it, In fact, eating is the hottest universal topic of all times.We know so much about eating, we are born with the desire to eat and grow with rich traditions of eating. It is a paradox our modern scientists are trying to solve.
So, it is very important how do you serve it and how much .Paying attention to what you eat and choosing foods, are both nourishing and enjoyable helps support an overall diet:
  • Take time to chew your food: Chew your food slowly, savoring every bite. We tend to rush though our meals, forgetting to actually taste the flavors and feel the textures of what is in our mouths. Reconnect with the joy of eating.
  • Avoid stress while eating: When we are stressed, our digestion can be compromised, causing problems like colitis and heartburn. Avoid eating while working, driving, arguing, or watching TV (especially disturbing programs or the news). Try taking some deep breaths prior to beginning your meal, or light candles and play soothing music to create a relaxing atmosphere.
  • Listen to your body: Ask yourself if you are really hungry. You may really be thirsty, so try drinking a glass of water first. During a meal, stop eating before you feel full. It actually takes a few minutes for your brain to tell your body that it has had enough food, so eat slowly. Eating just enough to satisfy your hunger will help you remain alert, relaxed and feeling your best, rather than stuffing yourself into a “food coma”!
  • Eat early, eat often: Starting your day with a healthy breakfast can jump-start your metabolism, and eating the majority of your daily caloric allotment early in the day gives your body time to work those calories off. Also, eating small, healthy meals throughout the day, rather than the standard three large meals, can help keep your metabolism going and ward off snack attacks. 
Also take into consideration to inform yourself about what goes to your stomach so fast :)
Greens : Dark leafy green vegetables are a vital part of healthy diet since they are full of vitamins and nutrients such calcium,magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc and vitamins A, C, E and K. Greens helps to strengthen the blood and respiratory system.Broccoli, Chinese cabbage , avocado, apples,last but not least parsley and dill.
Deep red : Grapes, blackberries,prunes,radishes are rich with vitamin C and bioflavonoids.For this reason are recommended to increase the immunity of the body or to prevent cancer.Beetroot contains much iron and magnesium and prevents the deposit as fat in the body.It is ideal for ensuring a balanced menu for people who follow a diet.
Go for the brights!!!
The brighter, deeper colored fruits and vegetables contain higher concentrations of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Yellow and Orange : These colors indicate a high concentration of potassium, carbohydrates, and a significant dose of beta-carotene. Most often are colored yellow or orange fruits and vegetables as: lemons, oranges, quinces, pumpkins, corn, beans, carrots, etc.., Known for their intake of vitamin C. The floury products and potatoes are the most important sources of starch and carbohydrates, is recommended especially children in growth period.
Whites :  It's not a secret that almost all white products (cheese, milk, yogurt, white of the egg, fish) are rich in calcium. Of course, we can get some calcium from some fruits or vegetables, but white products have an added advantage: contain vitamin D and calcium that are essential for determining in the body. 
Avoid !!! 
Fruit juices can contain up to 10 teaspoons of sugar per cup; avoid or dilute with water. Canned fruit often contains sugary syrup, and dried fruit, while an excellent source of fiber, can be high in calories. Avoid fried veggies or ones smothered in dressings or sauces – you may still get the vitamins, but you’ll be getting a lot of unhealthy fat and extra calories as well. 

Be healthy, Eat healthy.