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Alcohol Affects the Aging Process

October 23, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0
  • Skin dehydration: Alcohol dehydrates the body. This is the reason why a person who consumes alcohol in excess has circles around his or her eyes and a pale complexion on the following day. Although drinking in moderate quantity does not damage the skin drastically, a regular intake of alcohol can significantly damage the skin such as cause premature wrinkles that can’t be cured. An excessive consumption of alcohol depletes vitamin A in the body and widens the tiny blood vessels that are closest to the outer layer of the skin. This increases the risk of permanent broken capillaries on the face.
  • Tooth decay: Alcohol is a major cause of tooth decay and various gum diseases. It has been seen that vomiting due to heavy drinking can be dangerous to the teeth as the gastric acid destroys the enamel, which, in turn, exposes the teeth to external irritants. This
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About Home Remedies for Detoxification

October 22, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0

Fruits are important when it comes to becoming a healthier you. The simplest concoction is a lemon water drink without any sugar or added flavours. Because it contains so many vitamins, it helps with more than just cleaning out your system.

Ginger, honey and lemon combined together will give you the most unexpected results. Ginger helps the body with circulation and speeds up any healing process because the blood is flowing slightly quicker. Honey is an anti-bacterial food that is completely organic and unrefined. It helps with disinfection on the smaller scale. A tea made from these three ingredients could unleash a new favourite health drink.

There are also other remedies that aid with detoxifying your system. Run a bath and add Epsom salt to it. Then relax in the salt water. These salts draw out any toxins through your pores and can help you to feel fresher and calmer.…

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Types of Stress Fracture in the Foot

October 20, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0

Because feet and ankles are responsible for weight bearing activities, it is extremely common to sustain a stress fracture in these areas. Here is an overview of four different types of stress fractures located in the foot and ankle.

  1. Navicular: This condition is caused by an incomplete crack in the navicular bone. Navicular describes the bones located in the mid-foot. Fractures in this area are caused by excessive weight bearing activities over time.
  2. Metatarsal: This type of fracture impacts one or more of the five metatarsal bones located in the forefoot.
  3. Ankle: While this pain is sometimes misinterpreted as shin splints, stress fractures in the ankle are difficult to diagnose. The area of the ankle is quite complex, so this common injury can sometimes be overlooked. It’s important to consult an experienced physician if you have an ankle injury that is causing you pain.
  4. Heel: This large bone, forming the
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Technology Affecting Your Sleep

October 16, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0

Everybody has a body clock that regulates their sleeping schedule – it tells us when to sleep and wake up. This clock is controlled by the hormone ‘melatonin’. Research has found that blue light emitted from digital screens (our laptops or smartphones) suppresses melatonin, interfering with our body clocks. This disruption causes irregularities in our sleep cycles that have an effect on our mood – making us feel tired, irritable and prone to experiencing anger and hostility. Additionally, there’s also research to show that constant fatigue is responsible for poor decision making in logical, rule-based tasks.

Sleep Better: Start by creating a sleep-friendly zone in your bedroom. Do this by establishing one simple ground rule-no electronics in the bedroom. Yes, this includes your laptop and television! If keeping your electronics outside the bedroom seems too difficult a task, follow the rule of ‘no electronics use in the bedroom’ post a …

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Healthy Teeth

October 11, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0
  • Regular brushing. This is best done after each meal. Depending on your choice you may do this before breakfast and after dinner each day.
  • It is advisable to always brush the teeth after taking sweetened food or sugary drink to avoid teeth decay and to lessen damage from acid.
  • Adopt good and safe brushing method. This can best be done by selecting a perfect brush and good toothpaste for your teeth. This will save you the horror of tooth decay, gum diseases, tooth loss and bad breath.
  • Ensure that your choice of toothpaste will supply necessary FLOURIDE which will provide necessary resistance to decay, and aids in repairing early decay of the tooth enamel.
  • If you are plagued with mouth odor contact your doctor for treatment.
  • In selecting your toothpaste and toothbrush you might consult your dentist for counsel. However, we have a wide range from which you can select
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Cure Sleep Apnea

October 11, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0

The diagnosis of sleep apnea can be worrying for you; however, it is a treatable condition. The moment you suspect that you could be suffering from this disorder, see your doctor for a proper diagnosis. The following are the most common medical interventions for obstructive sleep apnea.

Positive Airwave Pressure Devices

Positive Airway Pressure Devices are the most commonly used treatment for mild and severe forms of apnea. They are used with a range of masks, which you wear snugly over your mouth and nose as you sleep. They allow pressurized air to flow through your throat and prevent your airway from collapsing. The pressurized air is supplied through a tube attached to the device. Here are several options that are available to you.

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Device.┬áThis method is considered the ‘gold standard’ for treating obstructive sleep apnea. It entails wearing a mask-like device that covers
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Fava or Broad Beans for Diabetics

October 10, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0

Fava beans do not directly help diabetics control their blood glucose. But they do help prevent or slow the development of certain adverse medical conditions, many of which arise due to diabetes, such as:

  • hypertension
  • risk of heart disease and stroke
  • weak immune system
  • reduced energy
  • development of osteoporosis
  • poor motor function
  • risk of birth defects

Hypertension… 85% of diabetics suffer from high blood pressure. Studies show that magnesium can lower blood pressure. Broad beans are loaded with magnesium.

According to a meta-analysis of 12 clinical trials covering 545 participants in total, magnesium supplements taken for up to 26 week resulted in a small reduction in diastolic blood pressure. But another study demonstrated that better results are achieved when magnesium supplements are combined with magnesium-rich vegetables and fruit.

Heart disease and stroke… hypertension and diabetes increase the risk of heart disease and stroke at least three times compared to the …

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Function Of The Pupil

October 7, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0

Here are some additional interesting facts about the eyes. Dogs are the only animals with the ability to communicate non-verbally with humans via the process of certain visual cues with other people.The pupil in your eyes expands as much as 45% when you are looking at someone you love. With regard to eye anatomy the second layer of the eye is called the choroid. It consists of the cornea which is the front surface of the eye through which light reflected from objects is let in. The Choroid also consists of the iris which is a layer of colored tissue. The small dark circle in the center of the eye is called the pupil. Therefore, here is some information concerning the function of the pupil in eye anatomy:

The pupil is surrounded by 2 sets of muscle fibers that are inside of the colored portion of the eyes called the …

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Natural Dry Eye Remedies

October 7, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0

Some of the symptoms of this condition include the following: dryness in the eyes, redness, irritation, burning eyes, light sensitivity, watery eyes and itching etc. Here are some natural tips and home remedies that you can put into practice to relieve or reduce dry eye: One thing that you can do to resolve this vision health problem is to reduce the time that you spend using computers and digital devices. Due to the fact technology is an integral part of American culture this can sometimes seem like an impractical suggestion. A solution therefore involves the practice of certain blinking techniques to correct the problem. For instance, if your work requires you to spend a lot of time staring at the computer take regular periodic breaks to perform some blinking exercises in rhythm with your breathing every 20 minutes. This will stimulate the production of natural moisture in the eyes to …

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Misconceptions About Relapse

October 5, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0

  • Relapse occurs when a person suddenly starts using drugs during recovery. Apparently, a relapse may begin long before a person actually gets back to the substance again. Most of the times, a relapse is preceded by a number of warning signs and paying a close attention to them can greatly help in curbing its occurrence.
  • Relapse implies the failure of treatment. Recovery is an ongoing process. Therefore, relapse does not signify the end of the world. However, one needs to understand the problems that led to a relapse and get back to the track by reestablishing one’s abstinence to drugs and alcohol.
  • Using a different drug is not relapse. Whether a person begins to use the same drug again or a new drug, it is simply a situation of relapse. Clearly, relapse does not depend on the type of the drug. Thus, a person cannot be considered as sober or

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Simple Swaps to Help Lower Your Blood Sugar

October 5, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0
  1. Swap A Bagel For An English Muffin. If you eat bagels often, they contain a significant amount of carbs. In fact, they are loaded with complex carbs, and while they are an energy producing food, they are not so ideal where blood sugar levels are concerned. Try an English muffin instead. You will take in about half the carbs with this option and still get a reasonable dose of energy when you need it.
  2. Swap Yogurt For Cottage Cheese. Try cottage cheese over yogurt next time you need a quick snack. Cottage cheese also tastes great with a little fruit mixed in and even better, cottage cheese is a rich source of casein protein. This type of protein is very slowly digested, so will help you better control your hunger. Cottage cheese is also slightly lower in carbohydrates as well, so a good option for those who are wanting to
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Dental Plans

September 27, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0

All dental plans charge a membership fee, with the amount varying from one plan to the other. Dental plans are offered to either individuals or to the whole family, with family dental plans usually offering bigger discounts than individual dental plans. You should compare the rates charged under the different plans before selecting the most appropriate one for you.

It is important also to know the type of dental services covered by your dental plan. Routine dental check ups and dental treatments such as oral examination, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment, teeth filling and teeth extraction are generally covered by most dental plans. However, dental plans do not always cover major dental care treatments such as oral surgery, dental implants, restorative care, braces, root canal treatments etc. In case of such costly dental procedures you unfortunately have to foot the bill yourself. Often there are a number of alternative treatments available …

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Chamomile Tea

September 25, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0

Eye Health Benefits: This is an effective natural home remedy for eye strain. When chamomile tea bags are applied to the eyes they provide soothing relief from eye strain and also relax the eyes and release stress and tension in the visual system. Additional healing properties of chamomile tea include natural home remedies for swollen eyes and conjunctivitis (pink eye).

Relieves Anxiety And Depression: Chamomile tea is used as a natural remedy to relieve anxiety. It has a calming and soothing effect on the central nervous system, relieves stress and calms the nerves. This natural home remedy is a solution for you if you are concerned about finding an effective treatment for anxiety and depression. Due to its stress relieving properties it is also highly beneficial in helping the health of the visual system. This is due to the fact that there is a connection between healthier vision and the …

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September 24, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0

Eye exercises are important due to the fact that they can improve nearsightedness. This is due to the fact that these techniques are quite effective at releasing stress in the eyes and this is a vital key to improving your vision health. Eye exercises are also vital in reducing your risks for age related eye diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts.

These techniques are linked with a reduction in the incidence of nearsightedness and they are used in the treatment of a variety of eye conditions such as pink eye, eye floaters and eye conditions related to head injuries and stroke.

Eye exercises are therefore a vital aspect of your treatment of vision conditions and vision disorders from a natural point of view. These techniques are responsible for better vision health and reduce your dependence on your glasses. The eyes have muscles and these muscles need to be exercised …

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Trouble Sleeping

September 24, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0

Melatonin, in addition to being the primary hormone for normalizing the circadian rhythm (your normal wake and sleep cycle) is also a powerful antioxidant. It quenches free radical production which is responsible for destroying your cells

As we age our melatonin production decreases and if there are chronic disease or inflammatory conditions that will further decrease the melatonin, thus sleeping difficulties.

Two frequently used formulas for sleeping difficulties are Kavinace by Neuroscience and Kavinace Ultra PM also by Neuroscience.

Both formulas contain an ingredient, Phenibut which increase GABA. GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter (calming) and plays a key role in the sleep cycle. It’s role is to calm the central nervous system. Low levels of GABA are detected in patients with bipolar and anxiety disorders.

For people who aren’t falling or staying asleep due to “busy brain,” anxiety, etc. Kavinace is a natural, non-addictive consideration..

The other formula Kavinace Ultra …

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September 24, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0

These are all part of the coping process. However, despite of the availability of clothing able to battle out this temperature change, there are times or circumstances that put us in the position of being unable to fight the weather. One of these biggest risks is frostbite.

Frostbite is a medical condition where your skin and its tissues freeze.

This condition commonly occurs to exposed areas of the body-ears, nose, fingers, cheeks, chin, and even your feet. This means that any part of our body unable to deal with the temperature drop can be subject to this condition.

It can be difficult to deal with frostbite, and if not treated right, it could lead to frightening consequences such as nerve damage and amputation.

So a heads up: if you need to travel or stay out in the cold for long hours this winter season, you will be highly vulnerable to …

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Improve The Immune System Naturally

September 23, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0
  • Eat plants/greens: Usually, if it is green, you should eat it. Plants and vegetables are common in every healthy person’s diet. It is impossible to be healthy and avoid eating greens at the same time. The vegetables are all natural and contain vitamins and minerals that are needed for your immune system to work properly. There are no toxins found in natural, uncooked greens and no side effects after consumption.
  • Take a multivitamin: In one multivitamin, have every one of the dozens of vitamins and minerals that you need for optimal health. Get rid of the free radicals that wreak havoc in the body and remove the toxins that turn into cancerous cells. Detoxify your body and improve your cardiovascular system to prevent heart disease. All of these benefits are found in a simple daily dosage.
  • Meditate often: The art of meditation is an ancient one that
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Avoid Common Contact Lens Mistakes

September 22, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0
  1. You Forget To Clean the Lens after each use: As much as this may sound like a hassle, in order to maintain the proper hygienic use of your contact lenses, after each use you should rinse your lenses out with fresh solution and allow it to dry. There is a reason why this is necessary. If this safety protocol is not taken a little layer of bacteria called Biofilm can build up at the bottom and this can cause you to develop an eye infection.
  2. Never Clean Your Lenses With Water: The CDC (Centers for Disease Control), warns that contact lenses washed in water can actually cause soft contact lenses to change shape, swell and stick to the eye. This can also cause corneal scratches that create a breeding ground for germs that give way to eye infections. The CDC also warns never to wear this vision aid while swimming,
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Tips for Back Pain Relief

September 19, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0
  1. Get into a Feldenkrais or Anat Baniel Method class to learn new ways of moving that will support you.
  2. Keep going to activities you love, except modify it to your physical needs. If you can’t sit for long periods of time but love to go to a play, get a seat all the way in the back where you can sit and stand as often as you like.
  3. Break down activities into segments. When I wanted to drive to San Francisco, I made a plan to drive and make three stops along the way so I can walk in between for short periods of time. This plan gave me the confidence and joy that I could do it with as little pain as possible. This was part of my rehabilitation.
  4. Learn how to say “yes and can we modify it this way” with family and friends. Remember that it is
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Conservation of Vision

September 19, 2018 Billy Kamerskin 0

Physiologically the eye is a mechanism, much like a camera, which brings the rays of light to focus upon light-sensitive nerve endings in the retina. These, in turn, transmit a stimulus to the brain where the visual image is perceived. In the lowest types of seeing animals the eye consists merely of-a few pigmented cells, sensitive to light, at or near the surface of the body, and connected with some simple nerve structure. In the higher forms of life these structures become more complex and connected with the brain. In addition to these more highly developed eyes, insects and worms retain some of the simple, supernumerary eyes. Most spiders, for example, have eight, and some worms four or more such eyes.

The simplest type of eye can perceive only light, but as one proceeds up the biological scale the visual apparatus becomes, more complex and begins to perceive size, shape, …