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Friday, May 31, 2013

6 Great Health Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil

Virgin coconut oil is perhaps the tropics best kept secret. Virgin coconut oil has been getting a lot of great press as of late due to its supposed health benefits. Despite a propaganda attack that coconut oil is bad for health due to high saturated fat content; it seems that there is a difference.The saturated fat that is found in virgin coconut oil is not the same that is found in other oils. The medium-chain fatty acids are more beneficial to the body than the long-chain ones found in other cooking oils. Virgin coconut oil stands out because it has certain chemicals that have positive health benefits.Here are some of the health benefits one may enjoy from virgin coconut oil.


Better immune system
There have been studies that show consumption of virgin coconut oil can help the immune system. Virgin coconut oil has shown good anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. That is why people that have impaired immune system may get some benefit by taking some virgin coconut oil. A study made at the University of the Philippines showed that virgin coconut oil has proved the anecdotal reports of the anti-viral properties of virgin coconut oil. Dr. Conrato Dayrit, professor emeritus of pharmacology at the UP said that initial trials confirmed that virgin coconut oil can beneficially reduce the viral load of HIV patients. The secret lies on the lauric acid and it seems that it is effective in lowering down viral loads.

Better bad cholesterol levels
Lauric acid is also responsible in lowering the bad cholesterol levels in the body. The lower cholesterol is important because it will not cause adverse effects on the arteries that could cause it to harden and brittle which may increase the risk of strokes and even cause certain cardiovascular diseases. The medium-chain fatty acids that are found in virgin coconut oil easily pass through membranes and are not stored in the body as fat. It is easily converted into energy as it passes to the liver.

Better blood sugar levels
Virgin coconut oil can significantly lower blood sugar levels. It impact blood sugar levels in a lot of ways. The medium-chain fatty acids in virgin coconut oil stimulate metabolism the same way how exercise makes the body more efficient in absorbing insulin. Virgin coconut oil slows down the digestion of food thus delaying the release of sugars into the blood stream

Better weight loss
Do you remember that the medium-chain fatty acids can actually speed up the metabolism? MCFA is able to go through membranes and into the liver which converts the fat easily into energy. Since it does not get to be stored as fat in the body, this same idea can also speed up fat burning.

Better skin health
Virgin coconut oil has a generous amount of lauric acid, a rare kind of acid that is not found in significant amounts except in a mother’s milk. Lauric acid in breastmilk is nurturing, healing and good for babies. If lauric acid is safe for newborns then it should be safe for you too. The anti-bacterial properties of lauric acid can help get rid of eczema, dandruff, ringworm and even psoriasis. It is also good for moisturizing the skin and can protect it too using vitamin E from the harsh heat of the sunlight.

Better stress protection
People showing symptoms of anxiety and stress can get a lot of help from virgin coconut oil. Virgin coconut oil has a significant amount of anti-oxidants that can help fight oxidative stress created by free radicals. Diet, exercise, meditation and virgin coconut oil can be a helpful combination as a cure for anxiety. Also, administration of virgin coconut oil can also help the elderly to prevent cognitive disorders that is associated with aging.


Virgin coconut oil has become a victim of a vicious attack which impaired its reputation. It does not get the respect it deserves because of the bad press. However, the scientific community is making amends to the injustice by publishing studies and reports attesting to the safety and the health benefits of coconut oil, with the hope that it will spread like wildfire.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 6:20 AM

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Women’s Viagra may be available by 2016

LONDON - A “women’s Viagra” that is hoped to boost flagging libido may soon be available.

The new pill, called Lybrido, uses a combination of testosterone and a Viagra-like drug in a bid to increase sexual desire and improve sexual satisfaction.

Women’s Viagra

The drug is hoped to be on sale within three years, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Viagra has proved to be an extremely profitable drug, with worldwide sales at nearly £1.5 billion (S$2.9 billion) a year.

Scientists have so far struggled to create a female version of the drug, however, because while Viagra has a physiological action on men, increasing female arousal depends as much upon psychological as physical factors.

Dutch firm Emotional Brain claims to have developed a pill that resolves this dilemma by combining a Viagra-like drug with testosterone.

The physical effect of Viagra magnifies the effect of testosterone on the brain’s pleasure centres, and the pill should be taken three and a half hours before sex to have an effect.

The results of a trial involving more than 200 women have not yet been published, although Emotional Brain founder Adriaan Tuiten describes them as “very, very promising”.

A larger trial is planned and it is hoped that the drug will be on the market in Europe and the United States at the end of 2016.

Dr Tuiten claims that the pills enable women to make love more often and improved their chances of reaching orgasm.

He believes that they will be most popular with long-married women who tend to experience a drastic decline in sexual desire over time.

Dr Andrew Goldstein, a US expert in female sexual health, told the New York Times that drug companies such as Emotional Brain will be under pressure to prove they are not turning women into nymphomaniacs.
There are also fears that Lybrido could put women under pressure to perform, while sceptics of the drug point to the myriad of cultural factors that have a bearing on libido.

Dr Tuiten says that up to 43 per cent of women suffer from a low sex drive at some point in their lives and that, far from turning women into sex maniacs, the drug will simply raise a low libido to normal levels.

Dr Mike Wyllie, one of the team of scientists that discovered and developed the male impotence drug Viagra, described Lybrido as “an interesting concept”. AGENCIES
Source - http://www.todayonline.com/daily-focus/health/womens-viagra-may-be-available-2016

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 4:18 AM

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bodybuilding Supplements: Improve Your Physique


Bodybuilding supplements are dietary supplements commonly used by those involved in body building and athletics. It can help you to attain the fitness goals like specific shaping of your body or specific stamina achievement faster. The right kind of supplement can improve health, performance and provide better shape to your physique. They are primarily composed of ingredients that will not only help in improving workout performance but also help in body composition. These supplements help in facilitating muscle build up and also strengthen the bones by developing bone mass. If there is deficiency of vitamins and minerals from your routine food these supplements help to fill the gap of requirement and supply of it.

Bodybuilding Supplements

It provides strong support for immune system. It also helps physical and cardio capacity. These supplements can also help to improve brain function. It helps you reduce the mental fatigue which can help you not only during workouts but also for the rest of the day while you are busy with routine life.

Supplements can do wonders to your body but they work only if you know how to use them correctly. Generally they work when your diet and training programs are optimal. You should also know which supplement suits your body best and what you want specifically from concerned supplement. Protein is the first and foremost important nutrient you need to develop good muscles and improve stamina. Whey protein is ideal for taking after thirty minutes of workout because it absorbs faster into muscles than any other type. If you want something slower in absorption then you should go for casein and this is best to take before you go to bed. If you are doing high intensity workout, the best supplement you can go for is creatine. This is normally found in meat.

If you are used to eat meat more, then you may not require this supplement. This supplement is handy to vegetarians and those who rarely eat meat. It comes in different forms like pills and powders but they all give the same result. Omega 3 fatty acid is also one of very essential nutrients for your body. It is said that if you don’t consume fish at least three times a day, your body will be deficient in omega 3 fatty acid. It has numerous health benefits as it can prevent several types of cancer including breast and prostate cancer. If your body lacks omega3 fatty acid, it can cause aberrations in brain neurotransmitter function which may cause depression and aggression. If you are a person who doesn't eat fish regularly especially fishes like tuna and sardine, it is better to take Omega 3 fish oil capsule.

By investing in right body building supplement along with balanced diet and an efficient exercise plan, you can definitely see the improvement in your physique. If you have limited time or want to improve in limited time these supplements can help you rather than changing routine food and food habits as result from it is not that prompt.
The above article based on Bodybuilding supplement on health fitness.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 9:50 PM

Heart Failure Accelerates Male Menopause

Heart failure accelerates the aging process and brings on early andropausal syndrome (AS), according to research presented today at the Heart Failure Congress 2013. AS, also referred to as male ‘menopause’, was four times more common in men with heart failure.

The Heart Failure Congress is the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology and is being held 25-28 May in Lisbon, Portugal.

Male Menopause

As men get older they are more likely to suffer from andropausal syndrome (AS), also called ‘menopause’, androgen deficiency in the aging male (ADAM), or late-onset hypogonadism. Men with AS have decreased levels of anabolic hormones, including testosterone, and it has been suggested that these hormone deficiencies are what cause the clinical symptoms.

The symptoms of AS according to the Aging Male Symptom Rating Scale can be divided into three categories: sexual (erectile dysfunction, problems with libido, decrease in beard growth, feelings of ‘having passed the zenith of life’), psychological (feeling discouraged, depressed, irritable, anxious, nervous), and somato-vegetative (joint and muscle complaints, sweating, need for more sleep, sleep disturbances, weakness, exhaustion).

Heart failure increases with age. Deficiencies of anabolic hormones are common in men with systolic heart failure, leading to reduced exercise capacity, depression and poor prognosis. But until now the impact of heart failure on the prevalence of AS and the severity of andropausal symptoms has not been studied.

Professor Ewa A. Jankowska (Wroclaw, Poland) said: “AS leads to poor quality of life. We wanted to discover whether heart failure increases AS and whether additional androgen therapies could improve quality of life in heart failure patients.”

For the study, the researchers compared the prevalence of AS and the severity of andropausal symptoms between 232 men with systolic heart failure aged 40-80 years and 362 age-matched healthy peers. The magnitude of andropausal symptoms (psychological, sexual and somato-vegetative) was assessed using the Aging Males’ Symptoms (AMS) Rating Scale and AS was diagnosed if the total AMS score was 50 points or more.

They found that AS affected almost one-third of men with heart failure, regardless of their age group. In men aged 40-59 years, heart failure led to a four-fold increase in the prevalence of AS (28% vs. 7%, p<0.001) and an increase in the severity of sexual and somato-vegetative andropausal symptoms (p<0.001). Men aged 60-80 years with and without heart failure had a similar prevalence of AS and severity of andropausal symptoms. Among men with systolic heart failure, the prevalence of AS was similar in both age groups (40-59 and 60-80 years).

The authors concluded that heart failure accelerates the natural process of aging and favors early onset of AS. Professor Jankowska said: “Heart failure leads to anabolic hormone deficiencies at a relatively young age and thereby accelerates male aging and the development of AS. These patients have poor quality of life and need endocrinological and sexual counseling.

It has been suggested that the anabolic hormone deficiencies in heart failure could be caused by heart failure treatments, which could affect the metabolism of hormones, or comorbidities, which might impair endocrine gland function. But in a second abstract (61271) the research group found few and weak associations between the presence of anabolic deficiencies, comorbidities and therapies in men with systolic heart failure. Professor Jankowska said: “This shows that it is the heart failure itself which impacts on the functioning of the endocrine glands.”
She concluded: “Further research is needed to determine whether androgen supplementation can reduce the severity of andropausal symptoms.

Source - http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112857345/heart-failure-accelerates-male-menopause/


Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 9:30 PM

Wise Tips On Sticking With Your Weight Loss Plan

Every one of us is eager to lose weight, and in this enthusiasm we make great plans and start them with great passion. However, after a few days or weeks, we feel less motivated and the intensity with which we pursued weight loss starts diminishing and eventually we quit.

The biggest mistake committed by us pertaining to weight loss is setting unrealistic goals, the non-achievement of which leads to demoralization and eventual quitting. We need to understand that weight loss is a gradual process and it takes time to lose weight.

Making the fact understood that weight loss is a gradual process, the lines below give some tips on how you can stick with your weight loss program and not quit it prematurely. 


·         The first thing you need to consider is your metabolism. Your metabolism predicts how fast or slow are you going to lose weight. The more frequently you eat, the more higher your metabolic rate goes. Moreover, adding spices to your foods can help increase the metabolism substantially, thus you burn more calories and a greater weight loss consequently.

·         The second thing that can help you stick with your weight loss plan is slow eating. When you eat crazy, you don’t know what you are eating and how much have you eaten. Your brain takes at least 20 minutes to respond to the food you have eaten and give you the message that you have had your fill. But when you eat blindly, your brain does not respond to it timely and you eat more than required, resulting in hindrance in weight loss and consequent quitting.

·         When eating out with friends, separate your share from the group. When you eat in group you tend to eat more without realizing how much you have eaten. Therefore, when with friends, take out your share separately.

·         Hydration is also necessary for better metabolism. When you eat 8 to 10 glasses of water every day, you keep your metabolism at its optimal and the system clean, thus, it aids in weight loss.

·         Most of us think that in order to lose weight we need to perform extreme exercise. The notion is wrong; you need not to go to gym 7 days a week, rather going to gym 3-4 times a week and performing normal exercises helps in losing 1-2 pounds a week. People who fall prey to extreme and intense exercise are the ones who quit early compared to those who take things slow and steady.

·         When eating at home, don’t eat directly from the bowl, this way you will eat more. Instead, opt for smaller plates that accommodate small portions of food. This way, you will avoid any overeating.

·         Don’t opt for fasting as a means of weight loss. It has very adverse affects on your health and slows down your metabolism. As a result of fasting, your calorie burning process slows down and the body starts storing fats instead. Therefore, don’t opt for fasting, rather consumed foods in moderate quantity and using healthy supplements for weight loss such as green tea to help boost the metabolism and keep the calorie burning process running.

Conclusion:

In short, the key to weight loss is sticking with your plan. In order to do so you need to have dedication and take things slowly step by step.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 12:03 AM

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Khloe Kardashian Weight Loss at 25 Pounds

Khloe Kardashian showed off her weight loss recently in some tight jeans and a tight t-shirt from her husband's Lamar Odom 'Rich Soil' line (see photo above) and says she feels more positive after her health kick.

Khloe Kardashian Weight loss

She also took after her sister Kim k's weigh gain critics, upset that too many are making fun of Kim's body during pregnancy.

For her rocking new body, Khloe K embarked on a strict fitness plan in a bid to lose 25 pounds and get bikini ready in time for summer.

However, she claims the best benefits from the regime have been psychological.

She revealed to E! News: ''I've been on a workout kick and even if it's not necessarily to lose weight, I just think what it does for my mind, it makes me feel like I've released so much stress, and I do think that makes me then feel like I'm ready to take on the world today.

''I've been trying to have a lifestyle change and just work out consistently and try to make that a way of my life.''

The statuesque is still struggling to lose her upper arm fat as no matter what she does, she can't seem to tone that part of her body.

Khloe sighed: ''I was just saying in the elevator, 'What do I do about my f***ing arms?' because they're loose as a goose and it f***s with my brain.

''I don't like that they wave back at you ... so now I'm toning and working on how to do that. So, I'm not ready for summer yet.''

The former 'X Factor' USA co-presenter has faced a lot of criticism of her weight in the past and suffered from unfavorable comparisons to her older sisters, Kim and Kourtney.

And the 28-year-old star went on a Twitter rant earlier, blasting everyone who was sending her negative messages about her body.

Khloe - who is married to basketball player Lamar Odom - said: ''People LOVE to hate. I have worked really hard to be healthy and I am proud of my body! Its all ME! I did it the healthy LONG way #Proud.

''Please don't discredit my hard, long work. Don't hate because you couldn't do it. Try uplifting and getting inspired. Some peps are 2 toxic.

''Proves to me again ... No matter what size, shape, color, whatever ... Haters going to hate! So remember to always be happy with YOU!

Source - http://www.nationalledger.com/pop-culture-news/khloe-kardashian-feels-happy-with-262249.shtml#.UaLhW6IwciU

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 11:21 PM

Friday, May 24, 2013

Best Weight Loss Exercises Video for Women

The best weight loss exercises videos for women, as the title suggests that this post is dedicated to help women focus their exercise and achieve weight loss goal.

Weight Loss Exercise Program Week 1

Weight Loss Exercise Program Week 2

Weight Loss Exercise Program Week 3

Weight Loss Exercise Program Week 4

Weight Loss KettleBell Workout for Women

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 2:00 AM

Thursday, May 23, 2013

10 Ways of Using Coconut Oil for Healthy and Glowing Skin-care

Coconut Oil has tremendous amount of benefits and without any kind of doubt, it can be said that coconut oil has no side effects for health at all. For ages, the use of coconut oil has been in place and the people, who have been using it, are in good of their health. Where it is beneficial for health, it also plays big and lucrative for skincare even this oil uses for Treatment for Vitiligo. It is supremely beneficial for skin, if you really want your skin be glowing and beautifully spongy. There are no harmful chemicals in coconut oil at all. Let’s learn how far it is best for the skincare?

Skin Care
10. Lips’ Skin
Often we stumble upon the dryness on the lips’ skin. This often happens to all of us. To overcome the problem, we use the chap-stick. If you want a good solution and treatment plus want to have smooth lips, then use coconut oil instead. On the chapped lips, spread a little amount of coconut oil and find the instant relief.
9. Body Scrub
With the use of coconut oil, make your own homemade body scrub and then have a joy of spay at home. This body scrub will leave your skin smooth and soft.
8. Foot-care
Feet-care is much essential, as we people in particular the males do not take care of the feet. With coconut oil, foot-care is great. Apply coconut oil on the feet at night and then put on the socks. In the morning, get the soft skin feet.
7. Face Scrub
Face scrub is much essential for the better skin care and soft plus glowing skin. Scrubs make the skin young and glowing. Therefore if you like the smoother skin, use the scrubs regularly but once a week is perfect. Make a scrub at home by using coconut oil as it makes the skin super glowing.
6. Stretch Marks
Stretch marks appear after the pregnancy on the belly of the women. The women have to stay away from these stretch marks since they spoil the beauty of the belly. Thus during the pregnancy, the pregnant women have to apply the coconut on their belly to make the skin stretch marks-free.
5. Skin Rashes
Often the skin gets rashes and in babies, the skin rashes are in plenty. To avoid them, use the coconut oil. Apply it on the skin where the rashes are and after few minutes or a day, they will go away.
4. Shaving Cream and Shaving Oil
Coconut oil comes into the use of shaving cream and shaving oil respectively. You make your face utterly wet and then apply the coconut oil, it will act like a shaving cream and your skin turns out to be soft and glowing after the shave. And post the shave, you may use it as a shaving lotion to get smoother skin.
3. Makeup Remover
You may even use it as a makeup remover. Just take the coconut oil and dip the tissue in it and then apply on the eyes and over the skin where the makeup is placed. Your makeup will come on the tissue. The skin will not get dry as it often happens with other makeup removers.
2. Sunburn Relief
For sunburn relieving, coconut oil happens to be the perfect choice. Just apply on the sunburn marks and then see the results. It will also remove the infection and leave the skin smooth and shiny.
1. Moisturizing
For moisturizing the skin, you can use coconut oil. There is no need of buying the commercially available moisturizers at all. Just use coconut oil and find your skin healthy, smooth and softer. You would also smell superb without any use of perfumes.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 2:24 AM

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract Reviews: Benefits Vs Side Effects

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When I search for new weight loss product I found lots of people even Dr. Oz himself talking about GARCINIA CAMBOGIA EXTRACT. Which is being referred as a “miracle weight loss pill”. While this pill get more fame among people but people still don’t have much more information about this product. So I decide to provide some information about GARCINIA CAMBOGIA EXTRACT.

Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract Reviews

Before knowing reviews about this product you must know that Garcinia is a plant. It is natural weight loss product which is made from tamarind fruit. The Pure Garcinia Cambogia Slim System claims to be an effective method to slim down without following proper diet plan and working out. Manufactures claim that peoples don’t have to put some extra effort while consuming this product.

Garcinia Cambogia Extract Dosage

The proper dose of garcinia relies on numerous aspects like age group, people health with few other aspects. While searching about its details I found that there may be not enough details about GARCINIA CAMBOGIA dosage. Keep in mind that all natural items are not always safe so dosage information can be important. Ensure to follow instructions on product labeling. And you must seek advice from your medical professional before making use of it.

How Does Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract Work?

1. It can help to generate serotonin in the human brain.
2. Decreases leptin amounts which means you sense considerably less starved.
3. Works through assisting the liver switch glucose into energy.
4. HCA is an all-natural substance located in the rind of the Garcinia Cambogia fruits.

Benefits of Garcinia Cambogia?

• Garcinia Cambogia is that is an all-natural Fat burner.
• Can be a very goof appetite suppressant.
• Helps regulate blood sugar and work as energy booster.

Disadvantages

• Considering Garcinia Cambogia in regular diet plan for long time may cause digestive problems
• Peoples who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or similar cases of dementia should not use this supplement
• Daily dosages are not mentioned

Possible Health Risks
Before using this weight loss pill or even any identical product, seek advice from your physician to be sure you are fine to do so. Each and every person’s body chemistry responds in a different way to medications, nutritional vitamins, and also dietary supplements. Negative effects which may arise include things like dried mouth, headaches, sleeplessness, quick heart rate, feeling sick, and feasible digestive track uneasiness.

Read Customer Reviews on Amazon.com about effectiveness of Garcinia Cambogia.

Published 5 months ago by Jomomma
I saw the reviews of this product on Dr. Oz. I decided to try it. I have been taking it for 2 weeks, and I don't notice anything, other than I get hunger pains more than usual. Maybe they work different on different people; I'm not sold on it. I was hoping they would at least curb my appetite, it was the opposite.
By susan gonzalez (BILLINGS, MT, US)
I have used this for about a week and i am amazed at the energy i have and the reduced appetite. i will continue to use this awesome product!

Conclusion

I just want to tell you that I am not very big fan of diet & weight loss pills which does not contain natural ingredients because I totally believe on natural ingredients as they don’t causes any side effects. I believe only in controlling your diet plan with good regular exercise for better weight loss while you can take any natural weight loss pill. And even Dr Oz talking about this product but you can’t believe everything you hear or see on TV.

Officcial site

If you think to choose Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract, this is one of the site you might visit - www.puregarciniacambogia.com

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 6:22 AM

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

5 Natural Hair Growth Remedies

5 Natural Methods to Improve Hair Growth

If you're like most guys, you're not exactly crazy about what's happening--or not happening--to your hair. What was once thick and full is, to put it politely, thinning. In the past, you might have scoffed at the wide array of products geared toward those desperate men willing to spend whatever it took to bring back their lost locks. However, now that a disturbing amount of your own scalp is showing, you’re wondering what all of these hair re-growth products are all about.

Natural Hair Growth Remedies

What Causes Hair Loss in Men

Let's start by calling it what it is: androgenetic alopecia, commonly known as male pattern baldness. This condition affects half of all men in the United States by age 50, Europeans more than Asians or Africans. It is triggered by a powerful hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), although exactly how this occurs remains a mystery. What scientists do know is that DHT damages the hair follicles of those people who are genetically destined to be bald. By causing shrinkage and stunting the hair's growth phase, it keeps hair from maturing and becoming deeply rooted. Over time, the follicle becomes totally dormant.

Researchers looking into solutions for hair loss wondered if blocking DHT in balding men would might stop or even reverse the process. So they began finding substances that would prevent DHT from connecting to the follicle. They even learned that some prevented it from being produced at all.

Once they had a few anti-balding weapons in their arsenal, scientists finally were able to offer natural treatments. Until this point, most guys thought that propecia, a chemical-based medication, was their only option. These days, you don’t need to attack your body with tons of destructive, man-made chemicals. There are several natural dht blockers to help minimize your hair loss.
 
  1. Saw Palmetto, an herbal DHT blocker, is probably the best known in this category. It works by blocking the cell receptor sites that absorb DHT. It also thwarts the enzyme that transforms testosterone into DHT. A key advantage of saw palmetto is that it has minimal side effects. If you feel a little queasy, try taking it with food and that should help a lot.
  2. Another option is pygeum extract. Its active ingredients block DHT production. This extract minimizes DHT in the blood and reduces the sites where DHT can attach. Combining it with saw palmetto seems to make it work even better.
  3. Stinging nettles have also proven effective in treating men with noncancerous enlargement of the prostate, a condition that also contributes to DHT-related hair loss. Combining nettle with both saw palmetto and pygeum have been shown to reduce prostate swelling, increase urine volume and flow, and reduce the effect of DHT on follicles.
  4. Pumpkin seed oil has been shown to inhibit DHT production. It also breaks down DHT in the liver.
  5. Green tea, a well-known anti-oxidant, has numerous beneficial effects. Among other things, it reduces cholesterol and DHT. Green tea contains substances that have been found to have a marked ability to fight microbes, treat tumors, and reduce inflammation. Many men also report that it has actually helped them to re-grow their hair.

Hair loss is a hot topic, one that is keeping researchers busy. Although they haven't found the perfect solution yet, natural DHT blockers are definitely a step in the right direction. Give them a try and you might start to notice some very positive changes.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 10:26 PM

Obagi NuDerm: Pros And Cons

Considering Obagi NuDerm?

Obagi NuDerm products are designed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as treat uneven skin tone, sun damage, age spots and more. The products work together refresh skin and reveal a healthier, younger looking appearance. This is a line of prescription-grade products which can only be purchased through a dermatologist. If you are considering Obagi NuDerm, be sure to consider all of the advantages and disadvantages.

The Advantages

Obagi NuDerm is a clinically proven and powerful skincare system. The main benefit of this system is that you can expect real results. With many other skincare systems you may not know what to expect and often the promised results never come about. However, Obagi NuDerm is different because not only is it clinically tested but it is also recommended by many dermatologists. The products in this system have been shown to improve skin cell reproduction while also protecting the skin from damage.

Another benefit of Obagi NuDerm is the overall improvement in your skin's appearance. Some skincare products only treat a couple of common skin issues. Obagi NuDerm, on the other hand, is capable of reducing wrinkles and fine lines while also treating hyper-pigmentation, skin redness, sun damage, age spots, sun spots and more. In addition, because this skincare routine improves skin cell reproduction it can also help your skin regain a more youthful elasticity. This all-in-one skincare routine will be all your skin needs to look its absolute best.

Often prescription skincare products are not safe for those with sensitive skin or for those with darker skin tones and elevated levels of melanin in their skin. Obagi NuDerm, however, is safe for all skin colors and all skin types. The systems consists of different formulas for each type of skin. Your dermatologist will help decide which system is best for your skin.

The Disadvantages

Although Obagi NuDerm is clinically tested and approved by many dermatologists, it does have disadvantages.
Mainly, because Obagi NuDerm products contain prescription-grade ingredients, you can only obtain the skincare products with a prescription. Obagi NuDerm is not sold over-the-counter at stores, nor is it legitimately sold online. Instead, you must make an appointment with your dermatologist and discuss your reasons for wanting to use these products. For this reason, some may find the process of obtaining Obagi NuDerm not worth the results.

Additionally, Obagi NuDerm does have several possible side effects. You may experience problems such as hypersensitivity to sunlight, irritation, redness of the skin, thinning of the skin, dryness and peeling. More serious side effects include blistering, cracking of the skin or a blue-black darkening of the skin. Allergic reactions are rare, but they do occur. Furthermore, ochronosis, a condition in which black spots form on the skin, has the potential to develop with the use of Obagi NuDerm. This condition is more often seen in people with darker skin tones.

Is Obagi NuDerm Right for You?

In order to avoid possible side effects, it is important to use Obagi NuDerm exactly as your physician prescribed. The system is extremely effective at decreasing signs of aging and improving skin. However, it is crucial that you stick to your prescribed routine and keep in touch with your dermatologist while using Obagi NuDerm to avoid any issues. To find out if these products are right for you, talk to a dermatologist today.

Peter Wendt is a blogger interested in reviewing skincare products.  If you live in the Boulder Valley area and are interested in Obagi NuDerm products, Wendt highly recommends visiting these cosmetic dermatologists in Boulder.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 3:05 AM

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Achieve the Oral Appearance You Desire


Oral problems are common among some people, especially among children. Dislocation of teeth generally happens among children when their teeth fall and new teeth replace them. It can also happen due to other exceptional reasons such as due to some accident on road or off road. If teeth dislocation happens after the new teeth are formed then it is something that needs serious consideration.
Beautiful Smile
Many people cannot accept it as it will change the look of your face, this generally happens due to accidents when your jaw gets dislocated. What should be done? Should you compromise on it all your life? The simple answer to these questions is that we no longer have to put up with these situations. With advancements in technology there are many dental treatments and procedures that can help fix these problems. The growth in technology has changed the concept of advancement. Now if you do not like your face you can reshape it according to your choice with the help of cosmetic surgery.
If you wish to change look of your mouth then you can undergo cosmetic surgery and reshape your look. Here are simple steps which can help you to have a successful journey as well as outcome to change your appearance:
1) Analyze your teeth: Have a clear picture of the present status of your teeth. List out the problems you are facings and the incident due to which this happened in case of accidents. Research on what can be done and whom to approach.
2) Consult a doctor: Choose a good doctor who has a good experience and positive track history. Also assure with other doctors. It is very important to take a second opinion as you can judge better. Also make a note that you do not meet too many doctors as multiple methods will keep you in a state of confusion throughout.
3) Inform the consultant about your medical history: If you have undergone any treatments or surgeries before make sure you mention it. This will help them to choose among the options as everyone cannot be treated in the same manner due to various reasons and differences.
4) Plan the period of treatment: Surgeries are generally time-taking and you need to take complete rest for at least few days. So plan your date accordingly which is comfortable by both you and the surgeon. You must neither prolong the medical procedure nor take hasty steps for such situations.
5) Avoid food before the treatment: You must not eat or drink before the surgery this will cause problems during the treatment. Also avoid bad habits such as drinking and smoking. This will have adverse effects and will be the cause of hindrance for your recovery.
Manage your finances: The entire treatment under famous doctors and medical staff is not a simple issue. You need to manage your money for successful and smooth completion of the entire process. There are several ways by which you can manage your finances. You can utilize your savings, claim for health insurance if applicable or you can go for a payday loan. Health insurance is a good option but many insurers do not include cosmetic surgeries for their claims, so check the clauses of you policy and make use of it if applicable. Payday loansare short-term loans. The best part of these loans are that they are instantly approved and do not involve complicated procedures. Their repayment plan is also flexible so you can talk to the lender and repay the amount according to your convenience.On the other hand if you use your reserves you can avoid falling into debts yet you must work harder to rebuild your savings account.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 10:01 PM

Friday, May 17, 2013

Neck Pain Treatments For A Healthy Life

Most people have experienced some level of acute pain in the lower back, shoulders, or neck. While treatments can tend to focus on specific parts or areas of the body for alleviation of this pain, it’s important to remember that all parts of the body are connected, closely related, and all work together to maintain health and balance. The neck and the spine for example, can often be seen as two separate regions, but the neck is essentially an extension of the spine, and therefore part of the greater whole. Spine and neck pain are therefore technically the same, depending on where the pain occurs. Neck pain treatment, therefore, can be considered part of a more comprehensive health management strategy for the whole spine, and it all starts with having your head on straight.
Neck Pain Treatments
The Head:
Having the head balanced and aligned correctly is crucial for the whole body to function well. The spine is supported by muscles around it, and if those muscles become weak or get injured, the spine slowly starts to fall out of place. This often causes spine and neck pain as the muscles over-strain or even tear as they try to support the spine.

The Neck:
The neck supports the head as well due to which muscles in the neck can become tired if the position of the head is unnatural. Posture correction workouts and simple stretches can serve as effective neck pain treatment and reduce back pain discomfort and neck pain in these cases. A core workout can also help strengthen the stomach muscles, lower back muscles, groin, and legs, since these muscles support the spine. If these muscles weaken, the spine is likely to misalign, causing pain in the spine and the neck.

The Spine:
A misaligned spine can also give way to muscle imbalance. When the body is in optimal alignment, it takes minimal energy and work to stay upright and pain free.  But if the body becomes twisted and torqued out balance, muscles must fight and struggle just to try and maintain alignment. Often times the muscles that are working the hardest to maintain balance will be the muscles that experience the most pain, either by painful knots, always feeling tight, or always seem to hurt. Misalignment or imbalance in upper most region of your spine could lead to one or many of a myriad of symptoms and conditions including headaches, dizziness, neck and lower back pains, distorted body posture, muscles tenderness, and decreased strength and flexibility. Because pain and discomfort often act as the body’s first warning signal that something may be out of place, seeking effective neck pain treatment at the start will help to stop more serious issues from developing in the future.

Other issues, including onset of a head tilt to the side, slight forward head posture, a slouch, or any lateral curves to the spine can also be indications of misalignment. If not addressed, these problems could eventually lead to systematic breakdown of whole bone structure of the entire spine resulting in malfunction, disc herniation, degeneration, arthritis, spurs, or worse.

Every organ in the body takes commands and receives signals from your brain and all of these messages are relayed through the spinal cord, which is protected by the spine.  If organs such as the stomach, pancreas, lungs, or the heart do not receive the right information, it can result in a myriad of problems, including heart burn and indigestion, to even more serious issues like diabetes, heart palpitations or arrhythmias. It is critical to maintain a healthy nervous system for the body to function properly. Remembering that it’s all connected, effective neck pain treatment can be considered a great way to also help maintain a healthy nervous system.

Generally, keeping active and maintaining good health is the best way to prevent problems from starting. Professional neck pain treatment should be considered if pain becomes chronic or gradually worsens, as these can lead to many more serious issues, including anxiety and depression. Developing a comprehensive and effective treatment plan to ensure all the right connections stay in place to live happy and pain free.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 9:46 PM

What Is The Difference Between Cosmetic And Reconstructive Surgery?

The plastic surgery industry is vast, and covers a wide range of procedures and body parts.  Most people have probably heard of the terms ‘cosmetic surgery’ and ‘reconstructive surgery’, but while it is easy to think the two are interchangeable, that is not the case.
Cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery are two different procedures, and while this may be initially confusing, in this article, we will clarify this and discuss the similarities and differences between both.
Difference Between Cosmetic And Reconstructive Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery 
Cosmetic surgery refers to surgical procedures that
are elective, meaning that they are not a medical necessity.  People generally choose to have cosmetic surgery to alter their physical appearance.  Reasons for this may include a personal dislike in how they look or a lack of self-esteem, among many other reasons. It is, however, always a conscious decision.

Some of the common cosmetic procedures that people get include:

  • Facelift – to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging
  • Tummy tuck – removal of excess flesh from the abdomen
  • Breast augmentation – an alteration of the size and shape of a woman’s breast
  • Liposuction – removal of excess fat from under the skin by suction
  • Rhinoplasty – plastic surgery on the nose
  • Vaginoplasty – reconstruction of a vaginal canal and mucous membrane
  • Botox injections – an injection into the muscles on the face to relax muscles and reduce wrinkles.
These types of cosmetic procedures will alter your appearance, but are not a result of any medical issue that has developed since birth, or any condition that has surfaced from birth.  In the vast majority of cases, it is considered a way to improve what is already there. 

Reconstructive Surgery
Reconstructive surgery is also designed to change a person’s appearance, but for different reasons.  In most cases, reconstructive surgery is performed due to medical necessity, not just for personal preference.  The main focus of such surgery is to improve the function of the body parts, but not the appearance.
Some of the reasons that reconstructive surgery may be required include:
  • Birth defects
  • Disfigurement due to an accident
  • Skin cancer
  • Mastectomy
If a patient is in a situation where they cannot lead a normal life without the procedure, the surgery they receive is considered reconstructive surgery.  For example, if you are having your nose worked on because you believe it is too big, that is considered cosmetic surgery.  If you are having it worked on because you have a deviated septum and cannot breathe properly, that is considered reconstructive surgery.
Another difference between these two types of surgery is how they are paid for.  Since a cosmetic surgery is not a necessity, you will probably have to pay for it out of your pocket.  Many surgeons offer payment plans to make the surgery payments easier, but in the end, you will still have to pay a lump sum of money.
With reconstructive surgery, your insurance will usually pitch in or pick up the tab entirely, because you have no other option.  If it is a medical necessity, you can expect it to be covered.

Ava Hayley is a fashion blogger that wanted to receive a tummy tuck. Upon going to Advanced Facial & Nasal Surgery Centre in Edmonton, she was pleased with the results and would recommend their services to anyone who is interested in receiving cosmetic surgery and would like to become educated on the procedures available.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 1:20 AM

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Angelina Jolie's mastectomy

Today, Angelina Jolie published a piece in the New York Times about her decision to undergo a preventive double mastectomy last month. As a carrier of a gene mutation called BRCA1, Jolie cut her chances of contracting breast cancer from 87 percent to under 5 percent by undergoing the procedure. I felt so honored to read Jolie’s detailed first-person account of her experience, as well as her advocacy for all the women around the world to gain access to the too-expensive tests and procedures that have empowered her to fight for her own life. Those warm feelings were soon deflated by some of the unexpectedly nasty commentary that pooled around her story.
Angelina Jolie's mastectomy

Commenter’s snarked that Jolie had received a “boob job.” Some suggested that her medical emergency was just a tabloid ruse to cover up elective breast implants. Others morbidly asked after the whereabouts of the breast tissue removed from her body. “RIP Angelina’s boobs” was a typical ignorant comment. Said one commenter on a Jezebel post about the op-ed, “How many guys stopped reading as soon as they realized Angelina Jolie has no breasts—she's dead to me!"

I’d like to dismiss these commenters as trolls, but their attitudes are unfortunately pervasive in our culture, and they don’t just represent a personal affront to Angelina Jolie, a veteran of such inappropriate body commentary. These comments affect every woman who has undergone a similar procedure—every woman who has overcome the pain, the fear, and the constant and casual reminders that her breasts are more valuable than her life. Really, these comments affect all women who have seen their bodies reduced to mere objects for others to consume. As scholar of the stars Anne Helen Petersen says, “Remember: What we talk about when we talk about celebrities is, as ever, ourselves.” Some of us are not speaking very highly of the women in our lives today.

Jolie, for her part, addressed aesthetic concerns straightforwardly in her op-ed. (She also made a worrisome reference to "wonderful holistic doctors working on alternatives to surgery," which I can only hope won't steer readers away from the valid medical treatment they may need). “There have been many advances in this procedure in the last few years, and the results can be beautiful,” Jolie wrote. “On a personal note, I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.” It’s powerful to hear Jolie own this choice as beautiful. But I’d go further to say that, regardless of the aesthetic aftermath of breast cancer surgeries—and the individual choices every woman makes in how to deal with them—the results of these procedures are necessarily and breathtakingly beautiful. Not only does this procedure not diminish a woman’s femininity in any way—it highlights her humanity. As Jolie put it, “Brad was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries. We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has.”

And yet, perversely, some fans feel as if a part of Jolie has been stolen from them. One well-meaning but misguided commenter told me on Twitter yesterday: “Happy to hear she's giving herself much better odds. As a guy, I will miss her lovely curves though.” (The reconstructive surgery she described presumably restored her curves.) I can tell you from experience that when a person you love makes it through that surgery, they have never looked more lovely. I don’t mean that in a strictly emotional sense—it registers physically, too. The way that they look at you when they wake up. The breaths they take. Their smile. The way they move through space. You don’t miss anything: You are reminded of all of the wonderful things that you are not missing. It's gorgeous.
Source -http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/05/14/angelina_jolie_breast_cancer_surgery_the_actress_discusses_beauty_after.html

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 9:20 PM

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Post Facelift Procedure

Most of the individuals in the present world undergo different facelift procedures in order to get a young and attractive look. Facelift surgery is a method to remove the excess skin from the face making it look younger. These surgery procedures have provided the best and most satisfying results to patients who underwent the surgery. The results of the facelift procedure are usually long lasting and can remain for approximately ten years.  There are many different procedures that can be undertaken with facelift surgery some of these are neck lift, eyelid surgery, removal of check (buccal) fat pad and forehead lift.
Post Facelift Procedure

If you are planning to undergo cosmetic surgery to enhance your look then it is important that you know about the post-operative precautions to be taken in order to get better results. Knowing about the precautionary steps in advance is always helpful. Here are a few tips that you should follow to achieve the best results after your facelift surgery procedure.
  • Make sure that you rest for at least a week after the surgery.
  • Try to sleep on your back on a soft pillow to avoid pain in the operated areas and try to maintain a stable position.
  • Be gentle with your face as your skin will be very tender and numb in areas initially.
  • You should avoid any strenuous activities such as long walks, stretching doing household or any other work at least for two weeks.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption until complete recovery.
  • Do not go for steam baths or saunas for several weeks.
  • You should not drive for at least three weeks until your pain medication is complete. Also avoid driving after surgery if you are not in a position to look over your shoulder.
  • Limit going out in sun and direct exposure to sunlight for a few months.
  • In order to minimize swelling and bruising you should take the medications prescribed by your surgeon.
  • It is preferable to take shower only after your second dressing which is usually after 7 days.
  • You should not use any face creams or make ups at least for  month until your incisions have healed completely.  
The operated area might remain swollen for couple of weeks, therefore if you properly follow the medications given by your surgeon and the above mentioned precautions you will see the best results of the facelift surgery after you recover completely.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 10:39 PM

Sunday, May 12, 2013

What Are The Real Risks Of Butt Augmentation?

Risky business
All surgical procedures carry with them a degree of risk. With specific surgeries come specific risks and hazards. Some procedures produce more consistent results than others. One of the most consistently satisfying procedures patients request is called the Brazilian butt augmentation.

Butt Augmentation
What does it do?
Have you ever wished for a perfect hourglass figure, either for yourself or the woman in your life? A figure known for its small waist and a butt that looks like an upside-down heart, or a perfectly round apple? Even if you weren't born with an hourglass shape, you can have one now thanks to the innovative work of plastic surgeons.

How does it work?
There are two words women say often enough they bear repeating here. The words are “If” and “only,” as in “If only I could take the fat from my belly and put it in my butt!” Talented surgeons have a gift for turning patient’s dreams into reality. These “If only?” questions are the driving force behind the work of innovative surgeons the world over, and not just in plastic surgery.

The procedure
It starts with liposuction, itself a fairly non-invasive procedure, requiring only small incisions to be made in the patient’s skin around the tummy, thighs, hips, and lower back. A butt augmentation is more than just liposuction. The surgeon then takes the fat he removed and injects it into the patient’s butt. The procedure is a full sculpting of the lower back and buttocks area, with the goal to create the perfect hourglass profile for the patient's body.

What are the specific risks associated with Brazilian Butt Augmentation?
Although it occurs rarely, the biggest risk of the procedure occurs when the fatty tissue injected into the patient’s butt fails to heal properly. This happens when the new fat cells do not take and instead turn into scar tissue. This creates lumpiness and hard spots in the patient’s new butt. Some patients require revision surgery to fix the scar tissue. Patients can lessen the risk of experiencing this outcome by following their surgeon’s aftercare instructions to the letter.

The importance of hiring a qualified surgeon
Other than the standard risks inherent to all surgical procedures, rare risk factors like infection, bleeding, skin ulceration and nerve injury, probably the biggest risk comes with hiring an inexperienced, unqualified surgeon to perform the procedure. To get the best result, your surgeon needs to specialize in procedures like butt augmentation. Your surgeon should be able to show you before and after photos of his patients. When you hire a surgeon who doesn't specialize in the procedure you want, you’re essentially paying them to experiment with your body.

Other risk factors
Do you want to fall in love with your body, once and for all? Do you want to look in the mirror, turn around, and smile for once in your life? Do you want your great butt to turn every head on the beach? How about fitting into the clothes you love? Imagine what your yoga instructor and the pool boy will say. The results speak for themselves.
If these are risks worth taking to you, start researching surgeons in your area. And don’t be afraid to travel. It’s your body, and your appearance, at risk.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 10:24 PM

Thursday, May 9, 2013

What Is The Maca Root And How Can It Help Your Libido?

Peru, it has been gaining popularity especially in the last three decades when it's properties were rediscovered and touted throughout the world. Let's take a look at the maca root, what it is, what it can do for you, and why you should be taking it. 

What Is The Maca Root?

The maca root is a member of the same vegetable family that radishes and turnips belong to, and is found throughout the Andes Mountains in Peru in the higher elevations. The majority of Peruvians eat the maca root like any other vegetable, and normally cook it before they eat it. However, some medical practitioners in Peru and around the world make the maca root into a powder for consumption as a supplement. Since the root itself grows higher up in the mountains, around the 3800-4400 meters above sea level mark, it is a very hearty root that is found everywhere. When picked, the root can be eaten immediately, cooked, or dried for later use. Dried maca root  can be kept for several years, making it a perfect supplement.

What Is The Maca Root Used For?

Throughout Peru, the maca root has been used for many different reasons throughout history. The main reason that it is consumed is for it's nutritional value. In Peru, the maca root is considered a delicacy when it is roasted in a pit, which is called huatia. Some Peruvians also mash the root and boil it into a porridge that is thick and sweet. There are also hundreds of different recipes for soups and stews with the maca root as the main ingredient. Aside from cooking the maca root, it can also be baked into breads, pancakes, or even whole desert cakes. Some breweries in Peru also make maca root beet and it's popularity has started to grow both as a food, and a liquor, in all countries around the world.

On top of it's food value, the maca root is known throughout the world for it's health properties as well. The maca root has been shown to provide energy to those that eat it or take it in powder form. Peruvian warriors also used to eat the root right before a battle as it helps to increase your strength as well. It has also long been renown as both a stamina boost and an aphrodisiac for both men and women. It is this reason that millions of people around the world take the maca root to help with sexual dysfunction as well as problems with low libidos.

Why Should You Be Taking Maca Root?

As we just mentioned, the maca root has several different advantages when consumed in any way. Since the maca root is a natural food, it is also generally considered safe to eat or ingest through supplements as well, (of course if you are on any type of prescription medication, you should always check with your doctor before taking any new supplement). Along with it's energy benefits, the boost to strength and stamina, the overall main benefit that should matter to women out there is the libido enhancing qualities of the maca root.

Millions of women around the world suffer from low libidos and sexual dysfunction, which can cause undue stress on any relationship. The maca root can help to boost your libido and help to improve your stamina and energy in bed as well. Aside from the obvious benefits of boosting anyone's libido, the boost to your ego can also help you feel even better about yourself as well. We all know that when we feel sexy and desired, we also feel better about ourselves inside and out. If you haven't tried any form of the maca root, this is the time. It can help in so many different areas, especially in boosting a woman's libido and can help increase your drive and make you and your spouse even happier.

Sharon Amanpour wrote this article about the history of the maca root and how it helps increase libido.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 2:27 AM

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

4 Tips For Keeping Your Heart Healthy

Heart health is obviously an extremely important part of having a healthy body and lifestyle. However, symptoms of a bad heart can sometimes go unnoticed. Take a look at these tips to make sure your heart is keeping up with the rest of your body.
Exercise For Healthy Heart

Regular checkups.
Your doctor is going to have access to the best monitoring systems available to help spot any problems you might have. Regular doctor’s visits also keep you in constant communication with him or her, and heart problems can be spotted by looking at patterns or lingering symptoms. Remember, you don’t have to treat a heart condition if it is spotted before it becomes a true problem! Take some preventative measures and don’t skip out on checkups:

Cardio exercise is key:
Speaking of preventative measures, getting moderate to heavy exercise several times a week can do wonders for heart health. While weightlifting is good exercise in itself, don’t forget to get the old ticker working with good, old-fashioned cardio. Running might not be your thing, but don’t worry. Swimming, biking, rowing and other repetitive and constant activities are great ways to get the blood flowing and the heart pumping. Getting in several good workouts a week has other amazing benefits, as well – including more energy, a better-looking body and more restful sleep.

Don’t forget about diet:
This one should be pretty straightforward: Eat well, and your heart will have a better time. However, there are several foods, sometimes called super foods, that will help you out even more. Fish, and salmon in particular, has been shown to help heart health. Salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which are extremely good for your heart. Blueberries, oatmeal and nuts are also great go-to’s when you are creating a heart-healthy diet. As always, a balanced diet is good for your entire body. And when your body is healthy, your heart has a better time staying healthy, as well.

Supplements can be very useful, too:
In a perfect world, you would get all of the vitamins and nutrients your heart needs from your diet alone. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. This is not a bad thing, however, as heart supplements are very effective and widely available. You can individually take capsules and pills for the areas you are lacking in – for example, if you’re not a fish eater, taking a fish oil supplement could be extremely beneficial for you. Another common option is taking a mixture of vitamins and other needed nutrients to make sure all your bases are covered. These can be found online or in health food stores, so if you do think your diet alone is not enough, don’t be afraid to take them.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 9:57 PM

Monday, May 6, 2013

Khloe Kardashian Dramatic Weight Loss

Khloe Kardashian has never looked any hotter as she graces the cover of Cosmopolitan UK, revealing dramatic weight loss and showing off her great, sexy, bikini body! A feat for Khloe who has always been an underdog in the family for her curvy looks.

Khloe Kardashian Weight Loss

Lamar Odom’s wife is known to have always been behind her good looking and siblings with bodies to die for. Tauted as the insecure one, sometimes hit as not the prettiest, Khloe has finally conquered her number one nemesis: her weight and her struggles to lose unwanted flabs. She insists it doesn't bother her at all.

"I don’t care what size I am; I care about how I look. If my jeans are tight and I have a little muffin top, then OK, I have to cut down on the carbs. I don’t expect to be a size 2 and nor do I want to be. I’m 5 ft 10 inch and I like being curvy," Khloe was quoted as saying in her recent interview with Cosmopolitan-UK.

But what she doesn't appreciate as much as she revealed (though, unintentionally) in the course of the interview was how she “felt hurt” when her mom would talk about her weight and how she would point it out to her.

"[Once my mom told me] I was gaining weight, but she was talking to me as a manager, like I was ruining a brand deal. It's hard to understand that and it's more hurtful when it's coming from my mom,” Khloe added, noting that she could never beat Kim as her mom’s favorite.

She added: “… but Kim is definitely her favorite. It doesn't bother me. They're so similar — they could be the same person."

Now that her struggles with weight have somehow been addressed with her hard work to look fabulous as she does now, Khloe intimated that she wanted to have children like her sisters. And despite her new look, it won’t be easy as pie. Khloe could not help but compare herself again to her sisters already blessed with adorable kids.

"I just wanted to be, 'Hey, let's have a baby,' and we would just have one. Kourtney did. And I wish that was the way for me," Khloe revealed in the interview with Cosmopolitan, adding, "But it won't be. I'll have to take hormones. I do want to have a baby, but I don't feel the urgency to have one this very moment."

Khloe is featured in the June issue of Cosmopolitan-UK.

Article Source - http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/464680/20130506/khloe-kardashian-cosmopolitan-uk-weight-loss-hot.htm#.UYgrOqKG3zw

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 10:53 PM

Hydroxycut-Gummies: Reviews, Uses, Side Effects

Hydroxycut Gummies the new product with exciting and great-tasting way to help you lose your weight loss from America’s top selling weight loss supplement brand HYDROXYCUT. And I know you are familiar with this famous brand. Many products of this brand can be purchased at supercenters and local drugstores.

http://www.consumerhealthdigest.com/weight-loss-reviews/hydroxycut-gummies.html

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This really is the very first weight loss gummies unveiled by hydroxycut. Company state to make weight-loss effortless, quicker which assists individuals to drop a few pounds without the use of any unhealthy substances. It’s furthermore a great-tasting method for consumers to attempt to slim down. But then again question arises! DOES IT WORK?
I had been fascinated by Hydroxycut Gummies as a result I made the decision to conduct several self-reliant studies to check if this diet pill does really help to lose belly fat and solve the weight loss problem?

Hydroxycut Gummies reviews

Considering that nearly all Hydroxycut items don’t guarantee hunger suppression, I believe it’s secure to believe that Hydroxycut Gummies make an effort to provide help to shed weight in other respects . Just remember Hydroxycut Gummies is not the priciest weight reduction product in marketplace but it’s not the most economical either.

Ingredient Information and facts
The Hydroxycut Gummies is formulation of 2 varieties which includes Hydroxagen together with Hydroxyprovia. Learn what is in these 2 compounds.
Hydroxagen - Acerola concentrate, Pomegranate, Bilberry extract, Goji extract, Blueberry
Hydroxyprovia - Olive extract, Wild mint extract, Lady’s mantle extract, Cumin extract
Hydroxyprovia was clinically proven to cause weight-loss. Study performed in year 2011 shows that overweight people who made use of this ingredient blend decreased their BMI after three months.
Whereas none of the ingredients in Hydroxagen are proven to provide weight loss.

Dosage

Take 2 gummies 30 minutes before your three meals. Do not snack between meals or after dinner. Do not exceed 2 gummies in a four hour period and/or 6 gummies in a 24-hour period. For best results, use in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program. It’s important to take 8 to 10 glass of water every day. And follow the instruction as per on the label.

Hydroxycut Gummies Customer Reviews

Reading customer reviews is one of the best ways to determine about product efficiency.
Taste good, but started getting headaches after 4th day. I may have been taking them too close together throughout the day. I’m going to try again leaving 5hrs in between and see if that works.
Site- http://www.hydroxycutgummies.com
BrittMar. 11, 2013 3:55 am
Taste is good, no jittery feeling (which I actually kind of like). I’ve noticed feeling very sleepy right after taking them. Any ideas why?
Site – http://www.dietpills.org/hydroxycut-gummies
Kate 04/08/2013

What are the Side Effects?
It’s hard to experience any side effects because the ingredients in Hydroxycut Gummies are in small amount. So let’s discuss the side effects of ingredients in it. Calcium can cause nausea and stomach cramps in high doses. Lady’s Mantle it can cause possible liver damage. Olive cause blood sugar fluctuation and Goji can cause nausea, vomiting.

Precautions
Hydroxycut Gummies is getting attention with its easy-to-use instructions and lack of side effects. But Person under 18 is not intended to use Hydroxycut Gummies. Not suitable if pregnant or nursing. If experience an unusual problems then immediately concern your doctor.
If you want to buy hydroxycut gummiest then you can visit this site for best offers available on hydroxycut gummies. www.hydroxycut.com. Or you can read other product reviews like phenocal, belviq, hydroxycut max.




Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 6:22 AM

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Jump Rope Fitness: Burn Extra Calories

Short on time? Can't make it to the gym? Tired of jogging away the calories? Buy a jump rope and start using it! If you are not mixing in a healthy amount of jump rope activities into your workout schedule, you are missing one of the most useful and adaptable cardio tools ever made.

Burn Extra Calories Using Jump Rope

Jump ropes have become must-have gear because of their low cost, easy transport, and the benefits they provide for all users, no matter the workout goal. While jumping rope is primarily beneficial for calve muscles, it also works out other muscle sets throughout the body, benefits the heart, and is excellent practice for hand-and-eye coordination. While numbers vary, most workout-style jump rope activities burn around 11 calories a minute, one of the best calorie-burning rates around.

Basic jump roping is an easy workout. Form is very simple: Jump on the balls of your feet, swing your wrists, and jump lightly, focusing more on speed than on how high you are leaping. Your feet should only rise an inch or two about the ground for proper form. A bit of practice, and all your old childhood reflexes will quickly return – as an added bonus, jumping is kinder to your joints than running, too! The only challenge is finding out how to make jump roping a common part of your routine. Here are a few common ways to incorporate the mighty rope into your fitness life.

Brief Workouts in Tight Spaces: One of the reasons that athletes and fitness lovers carry a jump rope around is that they take very little space to use. Find 10 feet of space to practice, and that's all your need. The space by your bed, a blank section of garage space, a patio – they can all be used for an intense cardio workout with a jump rope in hand. This is especially handy if you are traveling (possibly for a sports events) or live in a small apartment with no way to run laps and no place to store a treadmill. Between 10 and 20 minutes is a healthy workout period for jump ropes, so you can easily slip in a training session before work, school, or dinner.

Intervals During Weight Training: For a more comprehensive workout, using jump rope sets during your weight training. Between each weight set, do a brief jump rope set, between 30 seconds and a minute. This will help you keep your heart rate up and increase your gains, making your workout much more powerful without tacking too much cardio time onto your schedule. Don't worry about perfect form at first, but keep an eye on your progress and start speeding up as your intervals become easier.

Mix it Up for Stronger Training: If you find that jump rope activities fit in well with your current lifestyle, start experimenting with more strenuous versions. To increase the effectiveness of your routine, start doing single-leg jumps, vary your speed and jump height, and incorporate other styles to provide a greater variance of exercise. Some people prefer to switch between normal jumping and "plank" jumping, in which you hold your body rigid while jumping. 

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Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 9:32 PM

Friday, May 3, 2013

Beyonce Weight Loss


Beyonce is one of the most famous entertainers in the world. Not only does she have amazing talents, she's also got an awesome body! Although her weight has fluctuated throughout the years, she's managed to stay looking trim and in shape. So, how did she do this, even after having a baby? Here are some of “Beyonce weight loss” methods she has used.

Beyonce Weight Loss plan

1. Dream Girls Slim Down

When Beyonce landed a leading part in the movie Dream Girls; she felt she needed to lose weight for her role. In order to do so, she went on a crash diet that resulted in her losing 20 pounds. The diet she went on is known as the Master Cleanse. It consists of drinking only liquid for a set number of days, usually at least 10.

The beverage that she drank was made of maple syrup, fresh lemon juice and distilled water. There are also salt flushes and herbal laxatives involved in this diet to help clear the body of extra toxins and waste. Since she needed to lose the weight fast, she chose this diet.

Ever since Beyonce completed this diet, it's become one of the most popular cleansing diets out there. A lot of people go on this to lose weight, but they end up gaining it back because they can't stick to not eating. While Beyonce was successful with this weight loss method, she only did it for the role and wouldn't have done it otherwise.

2. Beyonce After Baby

You've been living in a rock if you haven't heard about Beyonce and her new baby, Blue Ivy. During her pregnancy, she gained a total of 57 pounds. Only three months after that she was scheduled for concerts, so she felt the need to get the weight off quickly.

So, Beyonce gave up the foods that she loved, including pizza and pasta. She also lowered calories and started eating wholesome foods, like quinoa and vegetables. She also stated that she stayed away from red meat and consumed mostly fish for her protein. This was a change from her pregnancy diet, but it resulted in quick weight loss.

In addition to eating healthier and lower calories, she also had a cheat meal each Sunday. Generally this allowed her a piece of pizza or some pasta, which she would stay away from for the remainder of the week. Although it was a lot of sacrifice, it helped her slim down to get ready for her Mrs. Carter tour.

As for exercise, Beyonce danced in order to get ready for her upcoming concerts. She said that this is generally what keeps her fit, as she dances frequently during rehearsals and when up on stage. While she was able to lose all of her pregnancy weight within three months, she said that she would never rush through it again. The only reason she chose to do a strict diet was because of her schedule.

Finally, as for the Beyonce weight loss method, she says that she sticks to a wholesome diet most of the time and gets all of her exercise from dancing. She says it takes her a lot of work to keep fit because she's not naturally a thin person. Although she has done extreme diets to lose weight, she sticks to a healthy and whole food diet the majority of the time.

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Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 11:04 PM
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