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What Should I Do To Optimize My Appearance In 2017?

Feeling good about the way you look improves your life in many ways. In addition to enhancing self-esteem, approving of your own physical appearance improves confidence when you interface with other individuals in the work and social sectors. With these realities in mind, now is the time to start focusing on strategies you can implement to optimize your appearance in 2017. Below you’ll find five helpful tips and tricks you can implement to get started now:

1. Focus On Your Face.

As many beauty experts know, the face is the most visible region of the entire body. As such, it’s always a good idea to think up strategies and systems you can implement to optimize the skin on your face. Luckily, there are tons of things you can do to make it happen. One is investing in a monthly facial. These facials can address and resolve numerous skin issues, including but not limited to dryness, oiliness, and hyperpigmentation. Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and microneedling are some other professional skin services that can keep your face looking youthful and polished.

One final thing to remember when thinking about how to optimize the skin of your face is that eating well can make it look better. For example, consuming fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants can fight the aging process. With this idea in mind, try to make sure that you are incorporating a wide range of these foods into your diet. One simple way to make it happen is by drinking a fruit smoothie with spinach every morning for breakfast.

2. Implement An Exercise Routine.

Another beauty strategy that can keep you looking gorgeous is implementing an exercise routine. These routines are important because they help ensure that physical activity becomes an integral, continual element of your life. Once you get in the habit of exercising regularly, you’ll experience a wide range of amazing health benefits that keep you looking good and feeling great. Some of them include enhanced functioning of the respiratory system, better sleep, improved memory, and optimized metabolism.

There are dozens and dozens of strategies that you can implement to make physical activity an integral component of your life. One is joining a Meetup group that is centered on a form of exercise like running, tennis, or cycling. Another option is joining a local gym and taking group fitness classes that feature forms of exercise that you enjoy. Some of the classes that you might find fun include pilates, yoga, step aerobics, and zumba.

3. Practice Good Dental Hygiene.

Your smile is one of the primary features of your face, so keeping it in optimal condition is always a good idea. Luckily, there are several strategies you can deploy to optimize your dental hygiene habits. One of the simplest is remembering to brush and floss twice daily. Also remember to schedule at least one dental appointment each year in which you have your teeth examined and cleaned by the dentist. In addition to focusing on dental hygiene, consider the value of cosmetic dentistry options like professional teeth whitening.

4. Get A Massage.

Another beauty strategy that can keep you feeling confident about the way you look is getting a professional massage. Massages are important because they enhance metabolism, thereby optimizing your body’s ability to burn calories. Another great beauty benefit of massages is that they enhance the circulation of blood throughout the body. Once more blood is flowing through your facial region, you’ll note that your skin begins to glow!

5. Shop Online.

One final strategy that you can implement to optimize your appearance is shopping online. In many cases, people fail to look their best because they feel they don’t have time to implement the behavioral changes necessary to get gorgeous. One great time-saving strategy you can implement to overcome this challenge is buying the goods via internet. Online health retailers such as Health365 are pleased to offer clients great health products, including glucosamine. You can buy glucosamine online by visiting their website at www.health365.com.au. Note that purchasing this type of product is intricately connected to the beauty realm because when you suffer from damaged joints in various regions of your body, you likely won’t feel your best. As beauty experts know, how you feel within plays an integral, inalienable role in determining your perceptions of your own body. To develop a positive attitude about your body, you want all of your organs and limbs to function optimally. When this happens, you will feel beautiful on the inside!

Start Optimizing Your Appearance Right Now!

If you’re ready to optimize your appearance, now is the time to begin. You can use some or all of the beauty optimization techniques outlined above to start feeling amazing about the way you look right now!

Posted by - July 15, 2017 at 12:08 am

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Athlete’s Foot-Natural Cures and Remedies

Athlete’s Foot-Prevalence in General Population

Why write an article about curing athlete’s foot? Well, for many good reasons. To start with, it’s not an exclusive club limited to just athletes, or feet for that matter. It is the most common fungal infection of the skin. Athlete’s foot effects about 15%-25% of all people at any given time. UK findings suggest that athlete’s foot is present in about 15% of the general population. Dermatology clinics in Italy found prevalence’s of 25%. In China it came in at about 27% and in Israel the prevalence among children clocks in at around 30%. Secondly, over 70% of all people worldwide will contract the condition during some point in their lives. That’s a lot of fungus!

Before we investigate some of these miraculous cures, let’s first take a look at just what athlete’s foot is all about.

 

What is Athlete’s Foot?

Athlete’s foot, scientifically known as tinea pedis, is a fungal infection of the upper layers of dead skin on the foot. There are several subspecies of fungus found in Africa and Europe, however, the two types of fungus that most commonly cause athlete’s foot are Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. T. rubrum usually effects the area between the toes and is easily treated. T. mentagrophytes can effect the entire foot, causing what is known as “moccasin foot” and would be considered a chronic condition that is much harder to treat and eradicate. The fungus is a parasite and feeds on keratin which is a protein found in dead skin, hair and nails. They do not attack or feed on living tissue and prefers dark, moist, warm conditions to thrive, and the foot in our shoe is the ideal habitat for the fungus to grow and multiply.

 

Symptoms

The symptoms which might present themselves, depending on which type of fungus you have been affected with, are many. Some of the more common symptoms are itching, burning and stinging between the toes, usually between the last two smaller ones. You may also experience these symptoms on the soles of your feet. The skin may become red and raw and the sweat may seem to be sticky or tacky with a foul smell akin to vinegar and/or yeast. Cracking, peeling and dry skin anywhere on the foot are less common and may indicate a more invasive chronic infection. The infected areas may also show signs of swelling and small blisters may appear on the surface of the skin.

 

How Do You Get It?

Athlete’s foot is a contagious disease and can be contracted in a number of ways. It can be transmitted through direct or indirect contact. Direct contraction can occur when an individual comes into direct contact with the skin of another individual who is infected. Indirect contact can occur when an individual comes into contact with the fungus on inanimate objects such as towels, locker room floors, shared showers in the home, gym, pool or workout center. Sharing socks and footwear with an infected individual can also lead to a cross infection. Pets who are allowed to roam outdoors can also carry the fungus and transmit it into the dwelling where it may infect the entire family or household.

The spores, or “seeds”, of the fungus can survive for years in a dormant state, without food or moisture, when conditions are less than favorable for it to thrive. As soon as an unsuspecting host, a foot we’ll say, comes walking along and comes into contact with these spores, they soon emerge from this dormant state and begin to proliferate.

 

Susceptibility

Some people are more susceptible in contracting athlete’s foot. Certain individuals may come into contact with the fungus and never develop the condition at all or even know that they are carrying it. They are, however, able to act as carriers and in turn infect other people. The reported prevalence of athlete’s foot in men is higher than in women. Susceptibility also increases with age. If you have a history of being susceptible to fungal infections, you stand more of a chance of contracting athlete’s foot. Certain medications such as antibiotics, birth control pills and corticosteroids also increase your chances of contracting the condition. If your immune system is impaired or compromised due to conditions such as diabetes, HIV or cancer, you may contract the disease more readily than others. If your immune system is weakened due to stress, poor diet, smoking or the over consumption of alcohol, you also may be at risk of contracting athlete’s foot. You may also be more susceptible in contracting it if you live in a climate that is warm and humid most of the time.

 

Just For Feet?

Not many people are aware of the fact that the same fungi that causes athlete’s foot can spread to other parts of the body. It is confusing to many due to the fact that the fungus that causes athlete’s foot is most usually termed a different name when it affects other parts of the body. It is called jock itch when it affects the area of the groin, ringworm when it affects areas of the skin other than the feet, Tinea capitus when it affects the scalp, Tinea barbae when found within the beard, Tinea faciei when it grows on the face and Tinea manuum when it infests the palms of hands. It can also infect the underarms, legs nails and virtually any other part of the body. All of these conditions are caused by the identical organism. The fungus can spread to these other areas simply by touching an affected area with your fingers and transmitting it to another part of the body or by spreading the fungus around with a towel. If you have athlete’s foot, it is suggested that you dry your feet first with a separate towel other than the one you will be using to dry off the rest of your body.

 

Complications

Normally, athlete’s foot is a fairly common condition that, with a little effort and diligence, can be effectively treated and eliminated. However, there are several things to watch out for if you are suffering from athlete’s foot. The main concern is secondary bacterial infection. This can occur when the skin becomes broken due to scratching which can be an open invitation to pathogens. If left untreated, the bacteria can migrate to the deeper tissues of the body and can cause septicemia (blood poisoning), which can be a life threatening condition. Patients who are considered obese, or have HIV, diabetes or cancer pose a higher risk of contracting a bacterial infection than do the average populace due to the fact of them having a lowered immune system. Diabetics in particular need to take certain precautions to prevent any bacterial infections of the feet from becoming dangerous foot ulcerations.

 

Prevention

The first and foremost tactic in preventing an infection by athlete’s foot fungus is to keep your body healthy. When your body is experiencing optimal health, your immune system also tends to be operating and functioning at its maximum efficiency thus has the ability to fend off undesirable pathogenic invaders. A diet rich in fresh, whole food while avoiding denatured processed food is a must. This aspect will be further addressed in a future article.

 

  • Ensure that your feet are completely dry prior to putting on socks and footwear. If you are prone to athlete’s foot or have had it in the past, you may opt to “finish” off the drying process by using a blow dryer set on low.
  • Keep your feet clean and be sure to never wear the same socks twice.
  • If your feet are prone to heavy sweating, you may choose to change your socks twice daily.
  • Wear socks that are made from natural fibers such as cotton or wool.
  • If at all possible, air out your feet as much as as you can throughout the course of the day. Exposing them to sunshine can also be extremely beneficial.
  • If you live near the beach, a barefoot wade in the salty water can work wonders.
  • Wear shower sandals in gym showers, locker rooms, hotel rooms and whenever you frequent public pools.
  • Ensure that your feet are completely dry prior to putting on socks and footwear. If you are prone to athlete’s foot or have had it in the past, you may opt to “finish” off the drying process by using a blow dryer set on low.
  • Keep your feet clean and be sure to never wear the same socks twice. If your feet are prone to heavy sweating, you may choose to change your socks twice daily.
  • Wear socks that are made from natural fibers such as cotton or wool.
  • If at all possible, air out your feet as much as as you can throughout the course of the day. Exposing them to sunshine can also be extremely beneficial.
  • If you live near the beach, a barefoot wade in the salty water can work wonders.
  • Wear shower sandals in gym showers, locker rooms, hotel rooms and whenever you frequent public pools.
  • Try to wear shoes that are well ventilated and choose ones that are not entirely made from plastics and rubber.
  • If you have an active case of athlete’s foot, wash out the shower or bath with a strong disinfectant after each use. Never share towels and always wash your hands well after coming into contact with the effected areas.

 

Natural Remedies and Home Cures

There are many natural remedies that can alleviate and cure athlete’s foot just as effectively as over the counter or prescription drugs, creams and ointments. In many cases, I have found that these home remedies actually work faster and are more effective when it comes to eradicating athlete’s foot. The benefits of using these methods is that there are virtually no side effects; most of us may already have the items in our house. The treatment also works out to be drastically less expensive then doctors visits and medically prescribed pharmaceuticals.

Some methods may seem to be a bit bizarre such as using bleach, deodorants and antiperspirants, Vicks Vaporub, yogurt and iodine. I won’t get into every proposed cure that’s on the internet. Instead, I will focus only on the methods that I have used and which have had the most positive results.
Note: Fungus and yeasts, much like bacteria, have the ability to build up an immunity and resistance to certain treatments, so alternating and combining remedies will produce the most beneficial results. Also, it is advisable to continue the treatment for a period of time after the symptoms have disappeared to ensure that all of the fungus is killed off. A periodic treatment every now and again, even when you are symptom free, is also extremely beneficial at keeping the invaders at bay.

 

  1. Ozonated Olive Oil or Paste- This oil or paste, originally developed by Nikola Tesla, has the remarkable ability to cure and treat many different ailments and conditions; from warts, poison ivy, poison oak, blisters, burns, acne, sunburn, cuts, bruises, and many more. It is basically highly oxygenated (O3) infused oil. Massage well into your feet, at least up to the ankles, being sure to get in between the toes and under the nails as much as possible. Do this once in the morning and once in the evening before going to bed. Condition usually clears up within 2-4 days.
  2. Tea Tree/Lemongrass Oil- This is one of my favorites and by far one of the most effective. You can apply these essential oils, in equal parts, directly onto the effected areas straight out of the bottle. Use a cotton bud or cotton ball to apply evenly. Considering that some people are sensitive to essential oils, be sure to first dab a small bit on your skin to ensure that you won’t have a reaction. Do this once in the morning and once in the evening before you go to bed. Depending on the severity of the infection, you may observe noticeable results the following day. I also recommend rubbing a generous amount of this mixture to the inside of your shoes. If you are sensitive to either of these oils you may want to try diluting them in a pan of warm water or foot bath. Add 30 drops of each and soak feet for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Apple Cider Vinegar/Himalayan Sea Salt- This is also another highly effective method that is used to banish athlete’s foot fungus. This will create a highly acidic environment in which the fungus simply can not survive. Dissolve 3 tablespoons of the salt in warm water and add a 1/2 cup of the vinegar. Raw, organic, unfiltered vinegar seems to work the best. Soak your feet for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Other Essential Oils- Neem, Lavender and Oregano- These oils contain compounds which possess highly anti-fungal properties. They can either be used on their own or combined with each other. Use neat or 20 drops of each diluted in warm water. Twice daily.
  5. Coconut Oil- The effects that coconut oil has on killing yeasts and fungus can not be over emphasized! It is a truly amazing remedy for a plethora of ailments. Be sure to use raw, cold pressed unbleached oil. Coconut oil contains high amounts of caprylic acid which is highly anti-fungal. Apply twice daily to affected areas.
  6. Fresh Raw Ginger- Grate about an ounce of ginger into 1 cup of water and simmer for twenty minutes. Let cool and either soak or apply the liquid directly onto your feet. Again, twice daily seems to yield the best results.
  7. Fresh Raw Garlic- Although this may not seem to be the easiest, and odor friendly way of eradicating athlete’s foot, it still is highly effective. Crush about 4 cloves of garlic into a smooth paste. Apply to the effected areas paying particular attention to the areas in between the toes. This could be done twice per day.
  8. Ginger and Turmeric Essential Oils- These oils on their own have amazing anti-fungal properties, but when combined, they exert a synergistic effect which increases their potency. Combine the oils in equal proportions and apply directly onto the affected areas or dilute 30 drops of each into a warm foot bath.
  9. Olive Oil and Sesame Oil- These two oils have good anti-fungal properties. Mix both together and apply to affected ares twice daily.
  10. Olive Leaf Extract- Olive leaf contains natural anti-fungals and when extracted in its concentrated form it is even more effective in treating athlete’s foot. Apply directly to effected area twice daily. It can also be purchased as a tea where it can be infused in hot water to make a foot soak. Twice daily.
  11. Pau d’arco- Pau d’arco is a truly amazing natural medicine; to amazing to list all of its benefits here. I Suggest you do a little research into this powerful healing aid. Pau d’arco is a tree found in South and Central America in which the inner bark of the tree is used medicinally. It has incredibly strong anti-fungal properties. Simply add 3 tablespoons to 1 quart (litre) of cold water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Let cool and soak feet for 30 minutes. This brew can be used several times. To enhance the properties, squeeze half a lemon into the water when simmering and add in 1 lemongrass stalk.
  12. Cinnamon and Lemon Soak- Break up about 10 cinnamon sticks and add to 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Cool the liquid down and squeeze in 2 lemons just before you soak your feet. Twice daily. This mixture can be used multiple times.

 

So, I hope that this information served you well and good luck trying out these remedies to finally wipe out that bothersome fungi.

Be sure to check out my next post which will cover what you can do to effectively combat athlete’s foot from a dietary standpoint.

 

Author: David Rossi is a Certified Nutritional Therapist at Back To Life Therapies, http://backtolifetherapies.weebly.com/ and operates a clinic in Wicklow Town, Ireland. He also consults national and international clients through a confidential Skype session. With a strong university medical back round in biology, chemistry, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, David is able to apply this knowledge to his current field. His main focus is Nutritional Therapy, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Management, Reiki and Body Detox.

Posted by backtolifetherapies - November 4, 2015 at 12:33 pm

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Aniracetam: General Information And Usage Guide

This nutritive drug is a potent member of the Racetam family and is a fat-soluble molecule. This nutrient being suited to boosting creativity and holistic thinking is considered far superior to Piracetam as it also cuts down anxiety and depression. Aniracetam is catered to collective and holistic thinking. The primary action is as a brain booster that is it enhances the cognitive capacity of the brain thereby enhancing the activity of the person. Hence, it is an integral member of the Racetam family of medical substances. Effective prolonged consumption has a positive effect on studies too as it helps in memorizing well and enhances the comprehending capability of the brain. This is gaining popularity day by day and is largely being applied in scenarios of several conditions pertaining to depression and Alzheimer’s disorder.chem
Things to Know about Aniracetam:

One of the best supplements for studying is Aniracetam. Aniracetam has been scientifically proven to promote the effective creation of new synapses in the brain, thereby promoting mental ability and increasing the cognitive faculties. This stimulatory powder goes a long way in being successfully beneficial as it can be easily taken up by the gut even during a stage of fasting. It is fat soluble but does not necessarily require fatty acids to be absorbed. It is a bitter powder so for convenience of the one who shall take it, capsules are a better option. It is known to reduce conditions of anxiety and is highly treated as a medicine to curb depression. Threats to the neurological well-being of the person are curtailed. It combats nervousness and makes the person calm and composed. Counteracting negative emotions is an added benefit of consuming Aniracetam. The wide range of problems owing to distractedness is countered by means of Aniracetam by yielding the person taking it, more attention, vigilance and active mental state. Besides helping in studies, Aniracetam also ensures adequate night sleep. This is a recipe for good health as the brain needs rest so as to ensure effective functioning of the body. Read more…

Posted by - April 16, 2014 at 1:23 pm

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Egg Donation: Atlanta GA Edition

ID-10015744Choosing to become an egg donor is an incredibly intense and personal decision. It is not something that any woman should enter into lightly, no matter how lucrative the offers you see on the Internet might make it seem. When you donate an egg, you are literally giving a part of yourself to someone else to do with what they see fit. It’s a huge decision. That said it isn’t without a plethora of rewards as well.

The first stop for most women who are considering donating their eggs is Google.  They type in “egg donation Atlanta GA” to get location specific information (including local clinic contact info) and are served up with a lengthy list of websites that promise more information for people.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed during that first Google search. There’s so much information out there to process! Where do you even start? Read more…

Posted by - March 26, 2013 at 11:36 am

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To Do No Harm: Managing the Physician’s Reputation Online

A physician’s online presence is an extension of his or her identity, and must be protected with care. For a doctor, reputation is everything, and the environment of the internet can either do it a great service or deal it lasting damage.

While word of mouth from one patient to another remains important to building a practice these days, information found online has an enormous influence on patient behavior. Consumers increasingly rely on medical review sites to make choices about doctors. As the number of these sites increase, so does the breadth of any given doctor’s online presence.

Positive reviews online add to the luster of a successful practice. Even a familiar patient will find an online affirmation of a good choice reassuring. Discovering that your doctor is praised for his or her skill makes you more likely to pass along a recommendation and to continue as a patient. Even patients who hear good things about a doctor from friends or co-workers will probably check to see what others have to say about him or her online.

For a doctor who has had thousands of patients, positive reviews help to solidify his or her reputation. For a physician just starting out or beginning in a new office, a positive review can make all the difference. For any doctor, a bad review can be disastrous. Read more…

Posted by - November 8, 2012 at 11:12 am

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Acai Berry: a Review

Acai berry is one of the best food discoveries of modern time. The acai berry is rightly called super-food as it contains antioxidants and other essential nutrients in large concentrations. Acai berry has the highest concentration of antioxidants (mainly anthocyanins) in nature. No other food or food supplement can rival acai berry in terms of antioxidant properties.

Antioxidants are chemicals which readily take up free electrons that roam around. These free electrons are called free radicals (any chemical with a spare electron to donate to any chemical can also be called a free radical). These free electrons are like vagabonds in society (who can harm society any time) and can cause harm to our body anytime. These free radicals are blamed as the main cause of cancer in humans. These free electrons can damage the DNA of a cell and can cause mutation in it and thereby causing cancer. Antioxidants are the chemical substances which can readily take up free electrons that are present in our body system and also can accept the free electrons that may be given by certain chemicals with a spare electron for donation.

There are many websites and blogs in the internet which are dedicated to the good qualities of acai berry and many have given excellent acai berry reviews. While reading an acai berry reviews one should ideally look for neutral reviews, which are giving the merits as well as demerits of acai berry in their reviews. There are some negative things about acai berry and one of the commonest is its claim of doing more than it actually can. The claims of acai berry as an excellent food supplement for weight reduction may not be correct if the instructions re not followed properly.        

 

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