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Whats The Real Cause Of Acne?

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Most acne medications only mask the symptoms of acne and does nothing to stop the real cause of acne. This is why people buy acne products month after month (year after year). And every time they stop using the product acne would come back again and again.
What you need to do is find out what the real cause of acne is and stop it.
So what’s the real cause of acne?
Acne occurs when your body contains more toxics than your kidneys and bowels can remove. (Your kidneys and bowels are the two primary channels of elimination that your body expel toxics and waste products through.)
These toxics can be the accumulation of fat stored chemicals the liver can not wash out or there may be a problem with fat digestion, fat accumulation, food allergy, or even the accumulation of hormones that your body produces.
Once these toxics build up, your kidneys and bowels can get overloaded and clogged up, causing it to not function properly. When that happens some of the load will be dumped onto your liver. One of your liver’s main roles is to metabolize pile up fat into usable energy for your body.
This means, your liver will be doing some of your kidney’s work. So now, your liver gets overloaded and it too will not work at full capacity.
What happens when your bowels, kidneys, and liver gets overloaded?
When that happen your body will expel toxins through your lungs and skin (your secondary channels of elimination). And this is when acne occurs. This is when your skin starts to breakout.
But whatever the toxic source is that’s causing this problem, acne is a sign that your bowels and kidneys are overloaded with toxins, waste products, or hormones.
It is a sign that your liver is growing weaker in its detoxification abilities (and it will continue to grow weaker if you do not do what it takes to get rid of the toxics in your body).
So if you think that acne is your only problem, think again, your liver, kidneys, and bowels are getting weaker every time you breakout.

Whats New In Bodybuiding



Hints and tips to build rock hard muscle in the shortest time.

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Try Some Rubbers To Make You A Man Of Steel.
No I don’t mean like that. I mean build some rock hard muscles.
Working out in the gym is great for building strength and muscle. Heavy iron is responsible for some of the best physiques of all time.
But there is another way to pack on solid rippling flesh.
Most of us have owned Chest Expanders/Bullworkers with steel springs at one time or another and had great results from them. Then one day we go to the gym and see everyone working out with iron and think “that is the ‘only’ way to do it”.
Nowadays you can get chest expanders with rubber strands instead of steel. These have fewer disadvantages (i.e. pinched chest hairs) and are lighter.
Many of the old time strongmen performed feats of strength and set records for strand pulling.
Exercising with traditional weights, the resistance is the same throughout the exercise but, with springs and strands the resistance increases as it stretches.
This will work the muscles in a totally different way, starting with very low resistance and increasing as you get to your strongest point.
Want To Add A New Twist?
How about a few sets of slow motion exercises. These can be done with iron or strands.
You will need to reduce your regular resistance by at least 30%. Now do the exercise in slow motion so that it takes 10 seconds to lift the weight and 5 to lower it again. Aim for 3 sets of 8 reps, each to total failure.
When I say total failure I mean it. If you can finish a rep it is not total failure. Total failure is when you get part way through a rep and can not go any further. At failure point do not just stop, try for 4 seconds more to move the resistance before slowly lowering back to starting point.
If you can complete 3 sets of 8 reps then it is time to increase the resistance by 10%. If you can not complete the first set of eight in slow motion educe the weight so you can do at least 2 of the 3 sets for eight reps.
Do the exercise in perfect form without using any other cheating moves, if you do a curl, just use your biceps, not your hips or back.
You can perform many exercises with a set of strands and keep in shape when you can not get out to the gym.
With a little imagination you can do a variety of exercises in addition to the standard chest pulls.
You can put one foot in one of the handles to do one arm curls or upright rowing.
You can hold a handle behind your back and do overhead presses or tricep extensions.
Hold a handle by your abs to do lateral side raises.
Now There Is A New Kid On The Block And The Name Is Bodylastics.
Bodylastics are different sized rubber strands of varying resistance and you can exercise each body part with any resistance.
They come with, a door anchor that can be used on most doors at any height, 2 hand grips and 2 ankle straps.
With a little thought you can emulate any exercise you can do in the gym (and a few you can’t). The Bodylastics website shows 140 different exercises.
What about the times when you cant get to the gym? Bodylastics are light at less than 2 pounds weight and can easily be packed in your hand luggage when travelling.
Bodylastics absolutely works. After only a few short weeks of using Bodylastics you will discover improvements in muscle building, toning, posture and confidence.
As with any new program it is recommended that you start slowly and build up gradually as you gain experience. Even Arnold had to start with low weights and learn from more experienced bodybuilders.
This article is provided as entertainment and no responsibility can be taken for loss or injuries incurred during physical exercise. If you have not undertaken any form of exercise for a while, please consult your doctor before starting any new exercise program.
Fitness is not a competition with anyone else. It is just for you, so find what you enjoy and go have some fun.

What Can I Eat That Won’t Make Me Fat?



If you are overweight it might seem like everything you eat turns to fat. It can be very discouraging. But there is one food you can eat that won’t leave you fatter every time you eat.

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Copyright 2006 Dan Curtis, M.D.
There is no magic formula to losing weight. But there is one thing that comes as close to it as you will ever get: protein. If there is one “magic bullet” to weight loss, protein is it.
Protein was the original diet food. Remember the old fashioned diners years ago? They had the diet plate, and it was a hamburger patty and a salad. It wasn’t the salad that was the diet part, it was the hamburger.
To know why protein works for weight loss, you have to understand a little bit about it. Protein is made up of small building blocks called amino acids.
When your body takes in protein it breaks it down to these amino acids, which then go through your blood to all parts of your body. Every cell needs amino acids.
Then when the amino acids get to the cells they are put back together. The body uses them to make muscle, and there is muscle everywhere. It is in your arms and legs and abdominal muscles.
When these muscles build up they burn up a lot of calories. Muscles burn calories, and this helps you lose weight.
There is also muscle in your heart and in your arteries. Extra protein makes these muscles strong so you won’t have a heart attack or a stroke.
Protein is also used to make antibodies to fight off infections and keep you well. So you need protein to have a body that is lean and healthy and strong. Bodies that are lean and healthy and strong are beautiful.
But the benefits of protein even go beyond that. You might wonder what happens if you overeat on protein. Won’t that just get turned into fat too? Not likely.
It is very hard for your body to make fat from protein. For one thing, it takes energy to break protein down to amino acids and then make these amino acids into fat. And this burns up calories.
But there is another benefit to protein when you are trying to take weight off. This is the effect of protein on your metabolism.
When you have a fast metabolism your body burns calories quickly. When you have a slow metabolism your body burns up calories slowly and you tend to gain weight easily.
There is an effect of protein on your metabolism that scientists have known about for a long time. It is called the “specific dynamic action” of protein. What does that mean?
Dynamic comes from a Greek word that means powerful. If something is dynamic it has energy and it moves; it has action. Protein is dynamic in the body. It causes the body to speed up.
When you eat protein your metabolism speeds up for a while. Your body makes more heat. It burns more calories.
It doesn’t do that with fat and it doesn’t do that with carbohydrates. Just protein. It is “specific” for protein. So protein has a specific dynamic action on your body, and it speeds up your metabolism.
Your body knows what you are putting into it. It knows that proteins are used for building strong bones and muscles and nerves.
When you take in protein it knows it is time to get busy, to build, and to make your body strong. It knows that you are giving it the fuel it needs and the building blocks it needs, so it goes into action.
This is the specific dynamic action of protein, and it happens whenever you eat protein. When you eat protein your metabolism speeds up and you burn more calories.
The protein should be lean and it doesn’t need to be much. A couple of ounces are more than enough. It is best to take in some protein every few hours.
This is the key to your weight loss success. Do this and you will take a giant step on your road to permanent weight loss.

What Can Honey Do To You?

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If you feel exhausted and want something fresh to release all your fatigue, why don’t you take a teaspoonful of honey and add to your tea, then drink it. You are going to feel better then.
It’s not difficult to find honey as it is easy to get and available everywhere in the market. In fact, honey has been a part of the commodity in the ancient century. They used honey for different purposes such as for health treatment, food and beverage, and other useful matters.
Nobody has doubts the usefulness of this sweet viscous fluid produced by bees. Honey makes a good alternative to sugar in food and beverages.
Honey is a source of nutrition. It contains many enzymes, vitamins, minerals and amino acids, as well as fructose, glucose, and water.
In addition, honey also contains antioxidants that can fight free radical from human body. Free radical are molecules that attack human healthy cells.
Current research on honey has shown its beneficial as an antimicrobial agent that can treat different kinds of ailments. The most common use of honey as an antimicrobial agent is to treat wounds, burns and skin ulcers.
Honey can also help seasonal pollen allergies. Consuming a teaspoonful of honey a day for a few months can boost your immune before the allergy season (mostly during autumn) comes.
Thanks to the bees, people can taste the sweetness of honey and take the benefits out of it to improve human’s health.
Probably bees are the most helpful insect to human as they produce not only honey, but also something related to honey. Let’s see what they are:
Royal Jelly – This is the most nutritious food for the queen bees throughout her life. Luckily, human can take out and consume some of it. Its tastes a little bit bitter, but has so many benefits. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino acid and antibiotic. It can enhance immunity; prevent arthritis and multiple sclerosis; treat asthma; slow down the signs of aging; stimulate hair growth etc.
Beeswax – It’s a product from the abdomen of the worker bees. Worker bees have some glands on the inner sides of the ventral shield or plate of each segment of the body. The beeswax is useful to make lipstick, capsule, balm, body lotion, candles or as a wood polish or floor polish.
Bee Pollen — It’s the male seed of a flower blossom that is gathered by the bees. Whoever consumes bee pollen may have more vitality in life. Most athletes like bee pollen because it sustains and enhances their quality performances. For ordinary people, bee pollen can stimulate organs and glands, rejuvenates human body, and brings about a longer life span.
As you can see, all the products “made” by the bees are beneficial for our health. Why don’t you try them for your health sake.

What Benefits Do Contact Lenses Have?



What Benefits Do Contact Lenses Have?

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The attractiveness of contact lenses remains to improve with the growth of technologically advanced methods for vision correction and for proper handling and maintenance of lenses. They are particularly effective in certain occupations, and are desirable for cosmetic reasons in many others.
However, there are many individuals for whom contact lenses should not be recommended; all potential candidates should be thoroughly screened by an ophthalmologist.
Medical conditions in which corneal lenses are recommended include absence of lens or “aphakia,” absence of iris or “aniridia,” congenital absence of pigment, myopia and hyperopia, some types of astigmatism, cone-shaped deformity of the cornea or better known as “keratoconus,” and turned-in eyelashes.
Contraindications include allergic and inflammatory conditions (such as corneal infection), abnormal overflow of tears (epiphora), presbyopia, severe exophthalmus, pterygium, or local neoplasm.
The Structure
The corneal lens is made of lightweight, paper-thin plastic about 10 mm. or less in diameter. “Scleral lenses” are larger and are used for special medical conditions and some sports.
When properly fitted, contact lenses “float” on the fluid layer of the eyeball and are held loosely in place by the capillary attraction of the tears and the upper lid. The lens moves with the eye and is centered over the cornea.
Contact lenses have many advantages over framed lenses. Here is the list of some of the benefits:
1. They do not steam up when the wearer goes from the cold outside to a warm room.
2. They are automatically cleaned with each blink of the eyelid.
3. They can be worn safely during sports.
4. They eliminate the need for less attractive lenses.
5. Peripheral vision is increased
6. The incidence of breakage is extremely low.
Some disadvantages and dangers in wearing contact lenses include the following:
1. The adjustment period in learning to use them properly is longer
2. Contact lenses are more expensive than framed lenses
3. Contact lenses can be lost easily such as down the sink drain or in a swimming pool
4. In the event of a chemical splash to the eye, the chemical agent may seep beneath the lens to cause extensive damage before the contact lenses can be removed.
Moreover, in special cases like driving, the wearer of contact lenses should carry a card indicating that he wears contact lenses. This may help in an encounter with the police, if his license happens to be marked “must wear glasses.”
Should he be involved in an accident or become unconscious and unable to remove the lenses, prolonged wearing may be injurious to the cornea.
Briefly, recommendations for the wearers of contact lenses are:
1. Wash hands thoroughly before touching the lenses, whether applying them or removing them
2. Cleanse lenses only with the recommended sterile solution. It should be “noncaustic.”
3. Dry the lenses when they are removed and to be stored
4. Keep the storage kit clean
5. Do not wear lenses beyond the prescribed time. Usually, the maximal average is 10 to 16 hours.
6. Do not wear lenses when sleeping or suffering from an eye infection.
The improper use of contact lenses can cause corneal abrasions and ulcerations, which result from poorly fitted lenses, improper technique in applying or removing the lenses, and insufficient tear circulation under the lenses.
Although the advantages outweigh the disadvantages, precautions and safeguards must still be understood by everybody and not only the wearer of contact lenses.
The contact lenses must be regarded as a medical prosthesis, not a cosmetic device. The care and precaution given to any medical “prosthesis” must be used with contact lenses.

What Are Your Cancer Treatment Options?



There is nothing as hard to hear than to hear your doctor tell you that you have cancer. Years ago, that six letter word, cancer, implied that there wasn’t very much hope for you and there were not many cancer treatment options available. Today, there are many more cancer treatment options available and hope of beating it are everywhere.

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There is nothing as hard to hear than to hear your doctor tell you that you have cancer. Years ago, that six letter word, cancer, implied that there wasn’t very much hope for you and there were not many cancer treatment options available. Today, there are many more cancer treatment options available and hope of beating it are everywhere. There have been many role models such as Lance Armstrong showing us that cancer can be treated and that survival is possible. They show us that survivors can lead successful and fulfilling lives. If they can do it then there is more than just hope for you.
Cancer treatment can be individually tailored to each person’s unique situation. Of cours each person is different and the treatment plan will also vary. Treatments may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, nutrition, spiritual support, naturopathic treatment as well as encouraging mind and body alternatives.
The hope of surgery is to try to remove the cancer. A surgical cancer treatment will try to remove as much of the tumor as possible. It is the one of the oldest treatments for cancer. A surgical procedure may also be done to help access the progress of the cancer and the type of cancer.
Radiation is done in a hospital and is yet another cancer treatment option that is available. A targeted radiation beam will try to destroy the cancer cells.
Chemotherapy is another cancer treatment that is available. Many times, it is used together with surgery to try to kill off any remaining cancer cells. Chemo stands for chemicals. Chemotherapy involves taking drugs. Many times, the drugs are very strong and will make the person taking chemotherapy ill.
There are also many alternative cancer treatments that can be used together with the traditional cancer treatments. Most importantly, practising healthy nutrition can help your body stay strong during a fight against cancer. More than ever, it is an excellent tool to help you help your body become stronger.
Some medical studies have been done that suggest proper spiritual support can also benefit the person fighting cancer. I heard a story of one particular man who, when he found he had cancer and only a limited time to live refused to just lay down and laughed himself back to health by continuously watching comedies. The important point was that he refused to give up.
Hope that you can win the battle is a very strong weapon in the fight against cancer. Spiritual support can help you strengthen your hope in a better, victorious future while in the fight against cancer. Naturopathic treatment will try to use the healing power of nature and to strengthen the body’s natural defenses. Perhaps you may include herbs or natural supplements as part of your cancer treatment plan.
Your cancer treatment plan will most likely contain many elements. Your doctor will help you to chart your course and combine the cancer treatments that will benefit you the most. Cancer treatment options continue to grow. Today, there is more hope than ever for a successful recovery from cancer. I would also like to stress here again that a positive outlook and attitude has been found to be especially beneficial.

What are Walk In Baths?



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Do you struggle with the height of the bath sides and have problems with getting in and out of your bath? You may need to look at walk in baths.
Walk in baths may help you regain your independence in your home. They enable you to walk into the bath and sit down instead of climbing over the sides which may cause you discomfort or pain. Some baths will have an inbuilt seat for you to rest on giving you extra comfort. There are a varity of shapes and sizes when you come to look at the baths which should suit your bathroom and your needs.
With traditional baths you can fill up and drain without being sat in the bath but the walk in baths you have to be sat inside when you wish to run your bath or empty when you have finished. It will be important for you to look at fill capability and drain down time as you may find yourself sat cold waiting for either the bath to fill or empty.
Then there is the door which again you have some options. Would you prefer the door to open inside the bath giving you extra room in your bathroom and the water will drain and dry inside the bath instead of the door opening out into the bathroom and dripping on the carpet. Also with the door opening out into the bathroom you will need to make sure you have the extra space to ensure you exit and enter the bath safely.
Like traditional baths you can also get a shower fitting which can be used with a screen or curtain.
With any large purchase that will be assisting you with your everday life you need to research the market to ensure you choose the right bath for you and your home.

What Are Vitamins And Why You Need Them



Vitamin supplements are now available from a wide range of retail outlets, many of them online. There is concern about the claims made by some vitamin supplement suppliers that their products can cure almost any medical condition. You should get adequate advice about the effectiveness of vitamin supplements, and the dangers of toxic overdose of some vitamin supplements, before committing to your purchase.

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We must obtain vitamins from natural foods, or dietary supplements in order to sustain life.
When I mention the word vitamin, most people think pill. Thinking pill
brings to mind confusing images of medicine and drugs. Though vita-
mins can and certainly often do the work of both medicine and drugs,
they are neither.
Quite simply, vitamins are organic substances necessaryfor life. Vitamins
are essential to the normal functioning of our bodies and, save for a few
exceptions, cannot be manufactured or synthesized internally. Necessary for
our growth, vitality, and general well-being, they are found in minute quanti-ties in all natural food. We must obtain vitamins from these foods or fromdietary supplements.
What you have to keep in mind is that supplements, which are available
in tablet, capsule, liquid, powder, spray, patch, and injection forms, are stilljust food substances, and, unless synthetic, are also derived from living plantsand animals.
It is impossible to sustain life without all the essential vitamins.
What Vitamins Are Not
Vitamins are neither pep pills nor substitutes for food.
A lot of people think vitamins can replace food. They cannot. In fact, vit-
amins cannot be assimilated without ingesting food. There are a lot of
erroneous beliefs about vitamins, and I hope this book can clear up most
of them.
Vitamins are not pep pills and have no caloric or energy value of
their own.
Vitamins are not substitutes for protein or for any other nutrients, such as minerals, fats, carbohydrates, water—or even for each other!
Vitamins themselves are not the components of our body structures.
You cannot take vitamins, stop eating, and expect to be healthy.
How They Work
If you think of the body as an automobile’s combustion engine and vita-
mins as spark plugs, you have a fairly good idea of how these amazing minute food substances work for us.
Vitamins regulate our metabolism through enzyme systems. A single deficiency can endanger the whole body.
Vitamins are components of our enzyme systems which, acting like spar
plugs, energize and regulate our metabolism, keeping us tuned up and func
tioning at high performance.
Compared with our intake of other nutrients like proteins, fats, and carbo
hydrates, our vitamin intake (even on some megadose regimens) is minuscule
But a deficiency in even one vitamin can endanger the whole human body.
But, you should always remember that supplements are supplements and not replacement of regular and healthy food. Without food, they will not work.

What Are The Side Effects Of A Detox?



Why do we need to detox?
Our bodies are able to detoxify chemicals without help. However, many experts believe that the enormous number of chemicals we ingest daily through food, water, and the environment can accumulate.
The buildup, called the toxic burden or body burden, can overwhelm the body’s capacity to detoxify and may lead to hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiency, and inefficient metabolism
What are the possible side effects of a detox diet?
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Why do we need to detox?
Our bodies are able to detoxify chemicals without help. However, many experts believe that the enormous number of chemicals we ingest daily through food, water, and the environment can accumulate.
The buildup, called the toxic burden or body burden, can overwhelm the body’s capacity to detoxify and may lead to hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiency, and inefficient metabolism
What are the possible side effects of a detox diet?
Some people may experience headache, acne, weight loss, or fatigue during a detox. These symptoms usually diminish after a few days. For this reason, many people take time off work to begin a detox or start the diet on a Friday night.
Remember that your organs will benefit from any kind of rest, so you can always go for an in-between option where you replace your biggest vices with healthier alternatives.
Detox Side Effects
1. Many people experience headaches at the beginning of a detox as their body is coming to terms with the dramatic reduction of its daily poisons. That is why it’s worth cutting down your main vices slowly before you start;
2. Your energy may dip before it rises, so it’s worth starting the programme on a weekend to let your body adjust.
Drink caffeinated beverages?
Most Americans do. And with the stress of our society, it’s hard not to. Even if you’re not ready to quit for good, a spring and fall detox can give your liver a chance to rest from detoxifying all that caffeine every day, and that can have tremendous physical benefits in terms of more energy, better sleep and reduced stress which in turn can also make it possible to cut down significantly on caffeine after your detox.
Fresh Fruit
Enjoy all fresh fruit. Go easy on grapefruit. A compound in grapefruit called naringin can significantly inhibit liver detox enzymes and should be avoided during detox diets.

What are the Hidden Costs of Lasik Eye Surgery?



In this article, I have listed a few points that you should consider when it comes to the cost of Lasik eye surgery.

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It is very important to choose an experienced LASIK surgeon in order to make sure that your Lasik eye surgery is done effectively and with the correct safe guards, remember it is your eyes if anything goes wrong. Quite often Lasik eye surgery centers that are offering discounts attract a lot of patients, but beware of such centers because sometimes they may try to hide the actual cost and just display the charge for part of the procedure. After getting your surgery, you might find that there are a lot of other additional charges such as for consultations, follow-up care, etc. As a result of this your total bill could well exceed the amount that an honest well-experienced Lasik surgeon would have charged in the first place!
In this article, I have listed a few points that you should consider when it comes to the cost of Lasik eye surgery.
1.Do not get caught by the non-refundable deposit gimmick. These are nothing more than a ploy to get you hooked. If you do pay before hand you may find it is really a fee to learn the details of the surgery that the Lasik eye surgery center offers. It doesn’t matter if you find out later that the center is not a good one, they have got your money and if you decide not to go ahead with the surgery there is no refund. Always remember that reputable Lasik eye surgery centers will never ask for any fee to give you the necessary details about their procedures and practices.
2.You must make sure that the advertised cost is for the entire procedure including all preparation and after care. The cost must not be only for a part of procedure. Otherwise you might find that the actual bill will be a much higher amount than you were quoted.
3.You must make sure that the low cost of Lasik eye surgery being advertised covers the follow-up care as well. The follow-up care visits shouldn’t be restricted to just one or two. It should also include any problem that might arise following the surgery.
4.Also make sure that the low price includes all the necessary medical care for up to one year after your surgery. If any additional fees are charged then make sure you are aware of what they will be.
The overall cost of Lasik surgery is reasonable and is falling as more people have this type of eye surgery. Rather than going to the discount surgeries it is always recommended that you go to a reputable eye surgeon in order to get the best results.
Don’t worry, you will not be overcharged, also most surgeons now have payment plans available to fit even the most restricted budget.