I Live Younger - March 2017

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n the second issue of I Live Younger, learn how to maintain optimal nutrition, find more enjoyment in life, survive your anxiety and a whole lot more. In order to achieve overall wellness, you need to be conscious of your thoughts. At I Live Younger, you'll learn how to control your thoughts and create a wellness mindset that replaces negative, limiting, defeating thoughts with empowerment and positivity.

9 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF ABOUT YOUR SNORING PROBLEM

Issue 2 I March 2017

A 15-Part Checklist

FOR WITHSTANDING

YOUR ANXIETY

12 Options For Diminishing the

SEVERITY OF

TINNITUS

10 steps for

FINDING MORE

ENJOYMENT IN LIFE

12 ways to maintain

OPTIMAL

NUTRITION

11 tips for

TAKING PROPER

CARE OF YOUR HAIR

A 10-PART GUIDE FOR PRESERVING HEALTHY TEETH AND GUMS


CONTENTS

07 14 21 29 36 43 51

06

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

07

10 STEPS FOR FINDING MORE

ENJOYMENT IN LIFE

14

9 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF

ABOUT YOUR SNORING PROBLEM

21

A 15-PART CHECKLIST FOR

WITHSTANDING YOUR ANXIETY

29

12 WAYS TO MAINTAIN OPTIMAL

NUTRITION

36

11 TIPS FOR TAKING PROPER

CARE OF YOUR HAIR

43

12 OPTIONS FOR DIMINISHING THE

SEVERITY OF TINNITUS

51

A 10-PART GUIDE FOR PRESERVING

HEALTHY TEETH AND GUMS


CONTENTS

57 64 71 79 86 93 100 107

57

9 STRATEGIES FOR WINNING

THE BATTLE WITH CANCER

86

8 THOUGHTS ON JUICING AND

WHY YOU SHOULD TRY IT

64 93

8 PRINCIPLES FOR CALMING YOUR

ACID REFLUX SYMPTOMS

71 100

13 POINTERS FOR SURVIVING

HEMORRHOID DISCOMFORT

79 107

10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU

START WITH ACUPUNCTURE

12 TIPS FOR ADDING VITAMINS

TO YOUR DIET

10 TRICKS FOR TREATING

YOUR DEPRESSION

9 REASONS YOU SHOULD

VISIT A CHIROPRACTOR


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Issue 2

MARCH 2017

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Welcome to the second issue of I Live Younger! I’m elated to show you the new tips and

guides our team has been working on. As always, our number one goal is to help you crush

your health and wellness objectives.

In the last issue, we explained how to protect your hair, make massage easy, treat back

pain, and more ways to take care of your body. For the mind, we showed you checklists for

reaching personal growth and happiness as well as beating stress, keeping your memory

sharp, and avoiding and fighting cancer. In this issue, we build on many of these topics and

introduce a few new ones such as maintaining optimal nutrition, finding more enjoyment

in life, and more.

Your mindset - what you set your mind well-being has an effect on every part of your well

being. In order to achieve overall wellness, you need to be conscious of your thoughts. Your

thoughts can either propel you in a positive direction, or chain you from moving at all. At I

Live Younger, you’ll learn how to control your thoughts and create a wellness mindset that

replaces negative, limiting, defeating thoughts with empowerment and positivity! Thanks

for reading, and be sure to stay in touch for our next issue!

Regards,

Tess Kimble

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Editor

I Live Younger Magazine

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10 STEPS FOR FINDING MORE

ENJOYMENT

IN LIFE

by

Matthew Dubose

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Today is as good a day as any to address your fears and problems, and these

steps are an excellent starting point for your journey.

Like it or not, life is

short and it’s getting

shorter all the time.

Unfortunately, many

people choose not to

enjoy it to its fullest, opting instead

to wait out adversity or succumb

to their own inner turmoils. Today

is as good a day as any to address

your fears and problems, and these

steps are an excellent starting point

for your journey.

1

ASK YOURSELF WHERE

YOUR PROBLEMS LIE

When obstacles appear

between you and your personal

development goals, take a moment

to ask yourself where the problem

really lies. Sometimes you can be

your own worst enemy. Your mind

can inflate potential problems

and magnify obstacles out of a

subconscious fear of failure. You

should concentrate on the strict

reality of your obstacles and not let

your self-doubts make mountains

out of molehills.

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2

ACKNOWLEDGE THE

PAST AND MOVE ON

A great self help tip is to simply

acknowledge the past and move forward.

A lot of people who are depressed or

feeling down tend to block out certain

things that have happened to them. You

can’t live your life in denial. You need to

accept certain things in order to move on.

Don’t worry about how fast you are

moving. Focus simply on the act of moving

forward. If you pressure yourself for

speedy progress, it is far more likely that

you will burn out and give up. Instead,

take deliberate steps and appreciate the

journey. The only thing you should fear is

being completely stagnant.

3

PRACTICE DEEP BREATHING

A great self help tip that can help

you change your life is to start breathing

right. A lot of people make the mistake of

breathing short, fast breaths. Breathing

like this will make you anxious. Try to

focus on taking in deeper breaths in order

to be more relaxed.

4

DISCOVER YOUR

PERSONAL STRENGTHS

Work on discovering your personal

strengths. Try making a list of the ones

you know and try making a list of your

weaknesses that hold you back from being

the strong person that you think you are

or could be. Even opinions from others,

like friends or family, can give you some

insight on how to better yourself.

5

SEEK HIGHER EDUCATION

A crucial component of personal

development is education. Want that job

you’ve always dreamed of? Chances are,

you’re going to need an education to do so.

Check out local colleges and Universities

and decide which one is best tailored to

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the degree you are seeking at the price

you are able to afford. Already have a

degree? Consider checking out some

higher education or Master’s programs!

6

PRACTICE SELF CONFIDENCE

Build your self confidence through

practice! Whether you are a musician

learning a new song or a child learning how

to ride a bicycle, practice is a critical part

of your development. Practice assures us

that we can accomplish the desired task. It

improves our self confidence and gives us

the courage to step up on that stage.

7

DONATE TO THE NEEDY

If you still have a table and a fridge full of leftovers from your Thanksgiving or

Christmas dinner, pack them up and deliver them to the local women’s club or homeless

shelter, rather than throwing them out. You will feel better inside and can easily brighten

someone’s day with delicious foods and desserts. Try to make this a habit that is not

necessarily limited to major holidays, whether you deliver food once per week or once

per month.

8

ARGUE RESPECTFULLY

Learn to improve the outcome of almost any argument or conflict by using phrases

that communicate empathy and understanding with the other party’s point of view -

even if you do not agree with it. This practice can create a clear channel for negotiation

and makes it easier to establish an attitude of respect.

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9

FIND A HOBBY

If you find that you feel as if your life is missing something or need some kind

of an outlet for stress, consider taking up a hobby. It will fill your time with something

productive instead of worrying about the things in your life that you cannot fix. These

hobbies can be just about anything that interests you.

COOK A NUTRITIOUS MEAL

Take the time to cook a good meal.

If you are loading you body with quick

bites to eat from the fast food restaurant

or convenience store, you are surely

not getting the nutrients that your body

needs to perform to its potential and this

can leave you feeling stressed and angry.

Reduce the amount of stress in your life

by eating right. Avoid the usual junk

food, which can actually lead to stress by

making you feel guilty. Eat a balanced,

healthy diet every day and it will actually

fight stress. You will look better, and

more importantly, you will feel better.

So whether you make a positive change

in your attitude, diet, mindset, or

relationships, remember these tips as you

make the changes necessary to reach your

personal goals. Enjoy life, for it is truly a

blessing that we are all meant to enjoy to

its very fullest, even if we hit a few bumps

along the way.

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9 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF ABOUT YOUR

SNORING

PROBLEM

by

Tess Kimble

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Follow the advice in this article, and you and your loved ones will be enjoying

rest as if snoring was never an issue. Sweet dreams to all.

Snoring is definitely a very

difficult thing to deal with,

whether it is you who is afflicted

or a loved one. Sometimes the

right knowledge is all it takes

to be able to deal with. Read the article

below to help you manage any snoring

issues you or your loved ones may be

having.

1

WHAT IS CAUSING YOUR SNORING?

You must ascertain the cause of

your snoring if you want to end it. For

instance, there are medical problems,

including sleep apnea, that can cause

snoring. The only way to diagnose these

is to see your doctor and begin treatment.

Some problems can even become worse if

left untreated.

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2

ARE YOUR MEDICATIONS

CAUSING CHRONIC SNORING?

If you regularly take prescription muscle

relaxers or pain medications, you might

be faced with chronic snoring. If at all

possible, avoid taking these medications

in the hours before you get ready for

bed. These drugs cause your muscles to

become more relaxed, especially in your

airways. As a result, it becomes more

difficult to breathe, which leads to snoring.

Sleeping pills cause the throat muscles

to collapse, limiting your airway at night.

Although it’s tempting, avoid sleeping pills

if you suffer from insomnia. They cause

snoring. Also avoid alcohol, tranquilizers

or antihistamines right before bed. Find

natural ways to relax before bed like

meditation, relaxation techniques or warm

milk. You will sleep more quietly without

the aid of sleeping medications.

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CAN A SLEEPING CHANGE FIX YOUR SNORING?

If you want to stop snoring, try sleeping on your side. When you sleep on your stomach

it can put pressure on your neck region. This can cause snoring. In addition, sleeping

on your back restricts air flow to your body, also causing snoring. This is why sleeping

on your left or right side is considered to be the best position if snoring is a problem.

While you are sleeping, it helps to have your head elevated. Use a thick, supportive

pillow. Alternatively, you can simply use extra pillows. This forces your head into

an upright position. As a result, your airways will open up and you will snore less.

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Buy a new pillow to help with your snoring. Sometimes all you need to stop snoring is to

change pillows. Some pillows restrict your breathing passages. This makes you open your

mouth in compensation and, when you breathe through your mouth, you start snoring. Try

using a firmer pillow and one that elevates your head somewhat more than your old pillow.

Humidify the air in your bedroom if you have a snoring problem. When you breathe in

dry air all night as you sleep, your throat and nasal membranes dry out. This leads to

swelling and congestion that narrows your airways. That constriction makes it difficult

to get enough air and causes you to snore.

4

HAVE YOU TRIED NASAL STRIPS?

To help you or your loved one stop

snoring during sleep, try using nasal

strips. Nasal strips can help you open

your nasal passages, which will help you

breathe easier in your sleep. As a result,

many people stop snoring when they use

these strips!

5

DO YOU EXERCISE REGULARLY?

To cut back on your snoring, it’s

important to have a regular exercise

regimen. When you’re working your abs

or your legs, your throat muscles are also

working too. This makes your air passages

firmer -- making them more likely to stay

open and prevent snoring on your part.

6

DO YOU EXERCISE YOUR TONGUE?

To lessen your snoring, exercise your

tongue by sliding it against the backside

of your front teeth. Slide your tongue

backwards, then bring your tongue against

your top teeth; repeat these motions for 3

minutes. Believe it or not, this will actually

strengthen your muscles and open the

airways that are crucial for reducing

snoring.

7

HAVE YOU TALKED

TO YOUR DOCTOR?

Talk to your doctor about prescribing

something to help you quit snoring. While

medication performance varies among

different users, some snorers have found

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their snoring is greatly reduced when they use medications that are hailed as anti-snoring

remedies. These remedies come in various forms ranging from pills to nasal sprays.

It may be worthwhile to try a few of the medications or tools available to assist with

snoring issues. On the market, you’ll find nasal strips, pills and sprays that have worked

for many snorers. No matter what you decide to try, you should always speak with a

doctor first to find out what they recommend would be the best option for your particular

problem.

8

HAVE YOU VISITED YOUR DENTIST?

Talk to your dentist about being prescribed an aveoTSD to eliminate snoring.

These devices work for people that can’t tolerate other types of mouthpieces for one

reason or another. AveoTSD’s are soft molded rubber-like material that look a lot like a

very large baby pacifier. You insert your tongue through the hole into the bulb portion

and it is held there by suction.

9

WHAT ARE YOU EATING AND DRINKING BEFORE BED?

Be aware of what you are eating and drinking, right before you go to

bed. Many foods tend to cause the mucous in your body to build up, especially

after eating certain foods like dairy products. Fatty foods, especially those

with a lot of sugar, should also be avoided. And most of all, avoid alcohol

before bed if you can, as this will only make your snoring that much worse.

Now that you’ve come to the end of this article, you are better equipped to deal with any

snoring issues you may have. Follow the advice in the article, and you and your loved

ones will be enjoying rest as if snoring was never an issue. Sweet dreams to all.

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A 15-PART CHECKLIST FOR

WITHSTANDING

YOUR ANXIETY

by

Matthew Dubose

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Being well informed will always make a big impact on your ability to deal with

a problem. Anxiety is no different. Keep reading for more information.

Anxiety is one of

those things that

we all have to

deal with. The

difference for

some people is that it has a

bigger physical and emotional

impact than it does for

others. Managing the anxiety

levels you face on a daily

basis can severely change the

amount of time you spend

dealing with your anxiety

symptoms. Keep reading for

more information.

1

PRACTICE PROPER

BREATHING

Proper breathing is essential

to reducing sudden feelings

of anxiety. Using a count

to control your breathing

can be an effective way to

reduce anxious feelings. Pick

a count, such as 3 in, and 3

out. Repeat this pattern, until

the feelings of anxiety have

resolved, and passed.

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2

SELECT A CALMING MANTRA

Choose a calming mantra that you

can repeat to yourself when you feel

anxious. Short, simple phrases work best,

although some people prefer to chant a

soothing sound. Select a mantra that is

personally meaningful and that you can

recall quickly. Repeat the mantra as often

as needed, either in your head or out loud,

if you are alone.

3

YOU NEED SOCIAL

INTERACTION

Social interaction is a must for people, in

order to survive. You will die slowly without

any social interaction. It is also a big help

when it comes to dealing with anxiety.

Try talking to someone, and maybe, that

person can help talk you through your

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GET SUFFICIENT DAILY REST

If you are having high levels of anxiety, you need to make sure that you are getting

enough sleep every day. When your body is deprived of sleep, it will make your adrenal

glands work harder. If you have to, take short naps during the day to help your body not

use as much adrenaline to keep going.

5

ALLOW YOURSELF A TIME TO WORRY

Try creating your own anxious worrying period. Choose a single or two 10 minute

spots each day where you can worry and just feel anxious. During this worry period, try

focusing only on the anxious, negative thoughts without trying to correct them. The rest

of the day should remain anxiety-free.

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6

DON’T HESITATE TO

SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE

Do not fear seeking medical advice for

facing your anxiety. Just the thought of

seeking a professional opinion, can be

another source of anxiety. Don’t let this

happen to you. Anxiety is often a medical

condition that can be solved with the right

information and treatment. Relax and

make the appointment.

7

DEVELOP BETTER EATING HABITS

Try to develop healthier eating

habits. Begin your day the right way by

eating some breakfast, then keep going

with small, frequent meals throughout

your day. Going without eating for too

long during the day can cause your blood

sugar to lower, which can make you feel

much more anxious.

8

DISTRACT YOUR MIND

It might seem funny, but by doing

silly things such as dancing when you are

experiencing a panic attack could distract

your thoughts. When you have a panic

attack, distract your mind. Do anything

that it takes. and whatever you can do,

where you are at the moment.

9

MAKE USE OF POSITIVE VISUALIZATIONS

Visualize positive outcomes in whatever situation you are dealing with. You can

then take the time to feel better about what is happening to you. Also, you can take the

time to find out how you make those visualizations a reality by setting goals for how

they can happen.

TREAT YOURSELF TO A PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE

If you are constantly feeling anxious, take a day for a professional massage. This

will help to loosen up all of the knots in your body, and help eliminate the extra tension

that you feel. Staying healthy physically is one of the best ways that you can improve

your mental state.

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LET GO OF THE PAST

Letting go of the past, may be what

it takes, for you to get rid of anxiety. Many

times, anxiety is caused by people dwelling

on bad experiences from the past. You

must have the mindset that the past is the

past; and focus on the present and times

to come.

IDENTIFY YOUR TYPE OF ANXIETY

There is more than one type of

anxiety that exists. If you are unsure of

what kind of anxiety you are experiencing,

you should discuss things with your doctor

before trying to find medication or other

sources of help. This professional will be

able to help you identify your triggers.

MAKE USE OF CALMING HERBS

There are many herbs that you can research, if you want to control your

anxiety. Some of them include passionflower, chamomile, kava kava, and St. John’s

Wort. However, prior to taking anything for your anxiety, including herbal remedies, it is

important that you consult with a medical professional.

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PAY YOUR BILLS ON TIME

A great way to improve your anxiety level is to pay all of your credit card bills

on time. A late payment or other financial problem can cause stress and worsen your

anxiety. Stay up-to-date on your bills, so you can get rid of one stress factor.

GET A PET

If you suffer from anxiety and can’t get out that much, consider getting yourself

a pet. They are shown to have numerous benefits, like lowering blood pressure

and stress. The companionship an animal can offer is that they are unequivocally

loyal, pleasant and will not get you all stressed out like other people can make you.

Being well informed on any subject that you deal with will always make a big impact

on your ability to deal with it. Anxiety is no different. Just understanding more about it

and what you can do to manage your anxiety symptoms can provide a lot of relief as a

placebo effect.

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12 WAYS TO MAINTAIN

OPTIMAL NUTRITION

by

Matthew Dubose

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By being aware of what you are putting into your body and employing these

options, you will be well on your way to a happier and healthier life.

The key to a healthy body is

nutrition. What you eat not

only affects how much you

weigh, but can impact your

health in many ways. This

article will provide you with some simple

tips and tricks to make sure you are getting

the nutrition you need for a healthy body.

1

INDULGE IN THE THINGS YOU LOVE

Go ahead and eat some chips or

candy. A diet built around depriving

yourself of the things you love, will never

last. If you love chocolate or chips or a

steak, go ahead and indulge yourself. The

key to a splurge is moderation. If you let

yourself have a small treat every once in a

while, you will be much more likely to stay

on track, the rest of the time.

2

INCREASE YOUR FIBER INTAKE

Include more fiber in your diet. Fiber

causes your body to expel wastes so that

nothing harmful has a chance to sit for

long inside of you. By eating more fiber,

you are helping keep your colon in top

condition by pushing out harmful waste at

a quicker rate.

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GET ENOUGH VITAMIN B6

Vitamin B6 is an important part

of a healthy diet. Vitamin B6 works to

metabolize protein and carbohydrates.

It is also important in helping your body

maintain a healthy blood sugar level. B6 is

a player in the functioning of your immune

and nervous systems. It also helps to keep

anemia away.

4

CONSUME OMEGA 3

When possible, include more foods

in your diet that are high in omega 3.

Omega 3 is one of the good fats that has

many benefits. It can help reduce pain and

swelling in an injury. It is a great source of

protection against cardiovascular disease

and strokes. It also has some benefits in

treating attention deficit disorders.

5

THE POWER OF THE

MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Eat a Mediterranean-style diet to help

prevent heart disease. This includes lots

of healthy fats like olive oil, vegetables,

whole grains, beans and seafood. Eating

these foods keep your weight and blood

pressure down, while supplying your body

with fiber and other nutrients it needs to

be healthy.

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6

PREPARING VEGETABLES

THE RIGHT WAY

When considering your nutrition

vegetables are a great choice, but be

sure that you are not losing nutrients

by how they are being prepared. Often

times, boiling will actually cause your

vegetables to lose a large percentages of

their nutrients to the bottom of the pot.

You will retain the most vitamins by either

microwaving or steaming your vegetables.

7

WATCH YOUR SALT INTAKE

Don’t eat too many salty foods

such as preserved meats, BBQ sauce,

crisps, dips and processed cheese. Salt is

popular with food manufacturers because

it can enhance flavors and preserve food,

however, diets high in salt can cause high

blood pressure, dehydration and bloating.

Remember, the RDI for sodium is 2300mg,

about 6 teaspoons of salt.

8

TRY EATING PRAWNS

A great nutritional tip is to start eating prawns. Prawns are loaded with quality

nutrition, including protein, essential fats, and alanine. Alanine is an amino acid, and it’s

important because it produces carnosine, which is an antioxidant that helps the body

respond better to the acid produced by exercise.

9

START EATING PROBIOTICS

To help your body fight off common illnesses, such as the common cold and

diarrhea, eat plenty of probiotics. Probiotics are a healthy, living bacteria that has been

proven to fight off harmful illness causing bacteria. Examples of probiotics include yogurt,

tempeh, and sauerkraut. Fermented teas like kombucha are also rich in probiotics.

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SWITCH TO DECAF COFFEE

If you are a big coffee drinker, try switching to decaf coffee. Decaf coffee is

low in calories and can help you with your coffee cravings. If you need to add items to

your coffee, such as sugar or milk, be sure to use the healthiest options available: for

example, skim milk or sugar substitute.

ADD VEGETABLES TO YOUR PIZZA

Get more vegetables on your pizza! You don’t have to limit yourself to the

mainstays of tomatoes, mushrooms, green peppers and olives. Add an assortment of

vegetables to make pizza a healthier food choice. Add anything from broccoli to zucchini

to spinach! It will taste great!

SAMPLE LOCAL FOOD

WHEN TRAVELING

When you are out traveling the globe, take

some time to sample the local food. If you

are frightened by the prospect of eating

something that you could find disgusting

to your palate, stick to mainstream

fare. You should be able to easily avoid

the mystery meals, when you do this.

There is an old saying, “You are what you

eat”. And it could not be more truthful. By

being aware of what you are putting into

your body and employing the simple tips

discussed here, you will be well on your

way to a happier and healthier life.

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11 TIPS FOR TAKING

PROPER CARE

OF YOUR HAIR

by

Tess Kimble

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Memorize these tips or take this article with you to the hair salon next time

you go, so that you can buy the hair-care products that are right for you!

Going to the

hair salon or

even to the

supermarket

to get hair-care

products can be confusing.

There are so many products

out there; you might not

be sure which one is the

best to get for your hair.

Read on to learn all about

hair care and hair-care

products so you can make

an informed choice.

1

AVOID HEAVY

CONDITIONERS

Stay clear of thick, heavy

conditioners if you have

thin or fine hair. This

only weighs your hair

down giving it a thinner

appearance. Moussetype

conditioners or

lightly sprayed leave-in

conditioners work best to

add some volume without

appearing heavy or greasy

on the hair shaft.

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WATER IS CRUCIAL

Drink more water! Your hair needs

water to thrive especially during the winter

months. Increasing your water intake will

help no matter what your hair type is. Start

carrying a bottle with you and make sure

that you are going through at least a few

bottles every day. Your hair will thank you.

3

WASH YOUR HAIR THE RIGHT WAY

Make sure your hair is thoroughly

wet before you apply shampoo and begin

washing it. If you start to scrub your hair

and scalp without getting it wet enough

first, you are much more likely to have

strands of your hair break off in your

hands. When the hair is wet, it is more

pliable and will resist breakage better.

Use a towel to dry your hair, as much

as possible, before blow drying. When

blow drying your hair, use the coolest

possible setting to avoid damage. Do not

leave the blow dryer in the same spot

for more than a few seconds and keep

it several inches away from your head.

When towel drying, never briskly rub your

hair. Rubbing and tugging causes your

hair to split and become frizzy. Patting

or blotting your hair will allow you to dry

your hair without damage. If you need to

comb your hair while it’s still wet, use a

comb with wide spaced teeth. Do not use a

brush on your hair while it’s wet.

4

CHANGE YOUR BRUSH

Use a soft brush made out of animal

hairs instead of plastic. Do not brush your

hair when it is wet and always be gentle.

You should start at the end of your hair and

work your way up as you gently untangle all

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the knots. Make sure you take your time!

When selecting a brush, you should choose

one that is made from natural animal hairs,

as opposed to one made from synthetic

materials. The bristles on the natural

brushes will be more soft and flexible, so

it will be less likely to cause any damage to

your hair, if you use it regularly.

5

TAKE CARE OF YOUR SCALP

It’s important to make sure your hair

and scalp get enough natural oil. For even

distribution of your hair’s natural oil, try

bending over and brushing your scalp and

hair back to front. Keep doing this until

your scalp begins to tingle. Follow up with

a gentle massage using your fingertips.

6

ELIMINATE STRESS

Stress is one of the worst things for your body, hair and scalp as you should try

to reduce this at all costs. Stress can cause dandruff and facilitate the graying process,

which damages the way that you look. Eliminate stress and triggers of stress to feel and

look great during the day.

7

LOOK AT OUTSIDE INFLUENCES

Have a look at outside influences if you find that your hair is looking dull or flat.

Factors such as nicotine, unhealthy diet, lack of physical exercise and too much stress

or anxiety can all impact on the way that your hair looks. Make changes in these areas

where necessary.

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EXPERIMENT WITH

HAIR PRODUCTS

Be open to trying different brands of hair

products. One brand might have something

new and different to offer your hair. For

example, one brand of shampoo might get

rid of residue from another brand; try to

keep the scalp clean and healthy.

9

PROTECT YOUR HAIR

WHEN OUTDOORS

Take care of your hair when you are out

under the hot summer sun. Sunshine can

dry out your hair, and chlorine and salt

from the ocean are even more harsh.

Wear a hat when outdoors, and rinse

your hair with clear water after going in a

chlorinated pool or the ocean.

GO OVER WHAT YOU’RE EATING

To have the most luxurious hair, it

all starts with eating healthy! You must eat

nutritious foods, especially foods high in

vitamins A and E. They help give you shiny

hair! Also be sure to eat lots of protein,

as protein promotes healthy hair growth.

Two great sources of protein are nuts and

eggs.

DON’T SLEEP WITH YOUR HAIR PULLED BACK

When you are going to sleep at night, take out any clips or bands that you have in your

hair. When your hair is pulled back in your sleep and you move around, you could cause your

hair to break off. Also, use a satin pillowcase, if possible, so that your hair glides when sleeping.

Now that you’ve read this article, it should be easier to figure out which hair-care

products you mostly need. Memorize these tips or take the article with you to the hair

salon next time you go so that you can purchase the hair-care products that are right for

you.

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12 OPTIONS FOR DIMINISHING THE

SEVERITY OF

TINNITUS

by

Tess Kimble

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It might take a while to find the most effective methods for you to cope with

tinnitus, but once you do, you will appreciate the time you spent trying.

Tinnitus is one of many

disorders that so many people

around the world suffer from.

The constant noises in the

ear can be life-altering and

seriously debilitate people. The following

article is full of ways to cope, and to lessen

the effects that tinnitus can have on your

life.

1

AN ENT SPECIALIST

Bring up your tinnitus to your doctor

at your next yearly physical exam and ask

to be referred to an ear, nose, and throat

specialist. An ENT can look into the cause

of your tinnitus, which is vital, if you are

going to find a way to treat it.

2

VICKS VAPORUB

Rub a small amount of Vicks VapoRub

on your chest before bed. If your tinnitus

is related to TMJ, sinus issues, or problems

with the eustachian tube, then the ointment

will help relieve your symptoms. The Vicks

also has a calming effect for many people

which is an added bonus.

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A TINNITUS SUPPORT GROUP

Find a tinnitus support group, and

attend a meeting. This environment is the

right place to get the education you need,

as well as the companionship and support

from people who experience the same

symptoms as you do. Support groups will

assist you in learning how to cope with the

daily challenges of tinnitus.

4

STAY CALM AND RELAX

Keep calm. Tinnitus is not always

related to a major health problem, so

calm down so that you do not add stress

to your troubles. Worrying will only make

you focus more on the tinnitus, which will

seem to make it worse. Stay calm and relax

so that it is easier to think of other things.

Relaxation techniques can help you get

rid of tinnitus. You should learn more

about breathing techniques and other

exercises designed to help you focus

or relax. Perhaps practicing a sport

could help, or simply doing an activity

that you enjoy. Try different things

until you find one that works for you.

It is important to remain calm when facing

tinnitus. Remember that rarely does

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tinnitus signify a serious medical problem

and may simply be the ordinary sounds

of the processes of your body. Consult a

physician in the field of audiology or an

ear, nose, and throat doctor to discuss

your condition.

5

MINIMIZE FURTHER DAMAGE

If you are already suffering from

tinnitus, it is mandatory that you take steps

now to protect yourself from any further

hearing damage. Stay away from loud

noises, and wear hearing protection when

you cannot avoid noisy environments.

Always keep a supply of earplugs with you

so that you can take action right away if

you find yourself in a situation that could

be potentially harmful to your hearing.

6

AVOID FATTY AND HIGH

SODIUM FOODS

Multiple studies have shown that elevated

levels of blood fats may cause serious

and permanent inner-ear malfunction

that is accompanied by ringing in the

ears. Follow a diet plan that is low in fat;

avoid fatty meats, cheeses, fried snacks,

and over-processed baked goods. It is

not enough to simply avoid trans fats; to

protect the health of your ears, you should

limit consumption of all kinds of fats.

A good way to help your tinnitus symptoms

is to eat a healthy, low sodium diet. If your

diet is consistently unhealthy, your body

will begin to lack the ability to cure itself.

If this goes on too long, it can quickly lead

to the development of maladies such as

tinnitus.

7

KEEP ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

IN CHECK

Celebrating or relaxing with alcohol, is a

normal occurrence in society. Yet keep in

mind that your blood becomes dilated when

you drink alcohol, therefore making blood

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flow a lot more forceful when going through them. This, in turn, can cause the noise you are

hearing in your ears. To reduce your symptoms, reduce the amount of alcohol you drink.

If you play a musical instrument, it can help drown out the tinnitus for awhile and

distract you from it. Recorders, flutes and brass instruments work best, because their

sound resonates in your head and can effectively drown out the sounds associated with

the tinnitus

8

TAKE CARE OF YOUR MOUTH

The state of your mouth could

actually affect the severity of your

tinnitus. Make sure you get all dental

issues taken care of and ensure you don’t

have temporomandibular joint disorder as

either of those can make your symptoms

far worse or even create the problem

altogether when you don’t have tinnitus at

all!

9

LET YOUR DOCTOR KNOW

ABOUT ANY SUPPLEMENTS

It is vitally important to let your family

doctor know if you’re taking any

supplements, especially if you’re on

any prescription drugs. The interaction

between supplement and prescription can

actually bring on the symptoms of tinnitus,

so give your doctor a list of any vitamins,

herbs, or homeopathics you’re taking.

Many people swear that taking magnesium

and zinc supplements have helped them

with their tinnitus. There hasn’t been any

studies on their effectiveness, but there

also is no harm in including food items

which are rich in these elements in your

diet. Oysters, wheat germ, sesame seeds,

pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, beans,

and tofu are all excellent choices.

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CONSIDER ANTIDEPRESSANTS

Although it may not seem like it

should help with tinnitus, antidepressants

can actually help to reduce the suffering

associated with the disease’s symptoms.

Ask your doctor if he thinks that drugs like

benzodiazepines might help you with the

problems you’re facing, or if there are any

counter-indications you might have.

REMAIN HOPEFUL!

Live your life with an abundance

of hope. For someone battling with

tinnitus, a chronic condition that leaves

your head in a constant state of "noise,"ù

your outlook can be very distressing.

Hope gives you something to believe

in long term, which allows you to feel

better both mentally and physically.

You may find that the more you know

about tinnitus, the easier it will be to treat

it and cope with it. Start your research on

the Internet, but also look for articles and

other publications for information. If you

are knowledgeable about the condition and

its causes, you will be more likely to find

a treatment option to meet your needs.

You are now informed of some proven

methods to help you cope or lessen the

effects that tinnitus can have on your life.

It is going to take some time to find the

most effective methods for you to use, but

once you do, you will appreciate the time

you spent trying.

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A 10-PART GUIDE FOR

PRESERVING

HEALTHY TEETH

AND GUMS

by

Matthew Dubose

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Are you wanting

to improve your

dental health

and appearance?

If you want to

maintain a healthy set of

teeth for life, you cannot

give into the urge to guzzle

down sugary drinks just

because you have a fastpaced

life. Read on to see

what you can do to help

minimize the damage and

retain healthy teeth and

gums for a lifetime.

1

Read on to see what you can do to help minimize the damage of every day

foods and drinks, and retain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.

AVOID PLAQUE

Brush, brush, brush

to avoid plaque. Plaque is a

layer of bacteria that coats

your teeth. It is transparent.

Plaque buildup causes

cavities. You can remove

plaque by brushing your

teeth often. Ideally, you can

brush your teeth after each

meal. At the very least, brush

morning and night.

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2

BAKING SODA AND WATER

If you run out of toothpaste, baking soda and water can be an effective substitute.

Simply mix in some water with a small amount of baking soda and use it just as you

would toothpaste. An added benefit to using baking soda is that, along with neutralizing

mouth odors, its abrasive nature can help with stain removal.

3

REGULAR CHECKUPS WITH THE DENTIST

Schedule regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist. Going often will make

sure that your teeth stay in good condition. This also gives your dentist the opportunity to

catch big problems early and give you advice on how to treat any problems that you may

have. Minor problems can eventually become severe problems without proper treatment.

Never assume that skipping your dental appointment is okay. Everyone should start

getting dental care as soon as they are six months old. Dental check-ups should be done

every six months after. This holds true for children, teenagers, adults and the elderly.

Everyone needs to see a dentist twice a year past their first birthday.

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BRUSHING, FLOSSING,

AND MOUTHWASH

One way to ensure that you do not end up

with cavities is to take good care of your

teeth by performing regular dental care.

Brushing, flossing and using mouthwash

can all help to rid your mouth of harmful

bacteria. It is also an effective way to stage

off cavities.

5

ADDRESS SENSITIVE TEETH

Do you find your teeth hurt when you

drink your hot coffee or cold beverage?

Find a sensitive teeth toothpaste and

make an appointment to see your

dentist. You might have a cavity or a

nerve inflammation. Remember, treating

problems as soon as they occur is always

the best decision.

6

TOOTHPASTE WITH FLUORIDE

Whether you buy toothpaste at a

drug store or a natural food store, make

sure it contains fluoride. This will build

tooth strength. When your teeth are

strong, they are healthy.

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7

HEALTH INSURANCE WITH

DENTAL PROTECTION

Find a good health insurance with dental

protection. The best plans will cover

all your visits to the dentist, including

two check-ups a year to get your teeth

cleaned and inspected. If you can afford

to, get a comprehensive policy for your

entire family. Talk to your employer about

benefits too.

8

TAKE CARE OF YOUR GUMS

Keep an eye on your gums, and

take note of any decay. This is where the

nerves start and they are more susceptible

to decay. If not taken care of quickly, any

issues that arise in this area may require

a root canal. Watch the area closely, and

let your dentist know as soon as possible

if you notice any pain or changes in your

gums, such as discoloration and bleeding.

9

BRUSH TWICE A DAY AT LEAST

Although this is likely common knowledge to you, you should always brush your

teeth a minimum of two times each day. However, it is important that you are brushing

with a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Make sure you brush in a circular motion on

each tooth, and avoid brushing too hard because this can damage your gums.

IF YOU’RE DIABETIC, TAKE EXTRA CARE OF YOUR TEETH

Dental hygiene is a must for diabetics. Many infections, including gum disease, are

part and parcel of diabetic life. Painful chewing issues come along with periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease causes people to lose teeth. It can also alter your glucose levels.

Caring for your teeth isn’t difficult, but you do need to know what you are doing in order

to do a good job. Wouldn’t you like your dentist’s approval next time? When you have a

healthy mouth, it is only natural that you will want to smile at the world.

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9 STRATEGIES FOR

WINNING THE BATTLE

WITH CANCER

by

Matthew Dubose

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Beating cancer is never easy, but many people do beat it. The information in

this article shares some suggestions for staying on the journey.

Cancer can be one of the

most frightening of medical

diagnoses. Treatments are

tough and their effectiveness

is far from guaranteed. Worst

of all, the fight against cancer is always a

long, drawn-out battle. Cancer treatment

is a long journey. This article shares some

suggestions for staying on the journey and

ameliorating the potential stresses waiting

along the way.

1

DETECTION AND

EARLY TREATMENT

It’s important to take detection and the

possibility of early treatment, seriously,

when thinking about cancer. Learn how to

self-examine yourself for cancers of the

skin, colon, prostate, cervix and breast.

Be sure to perform checks regularly so

that you can start fighting early and give

yourself the best chance possible.

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2

BEWARE OF THE HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS

The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a cause of cervical cancer. This virus causes

genital warts, which are transmitted by sexual contact. The only way to prevent the

spread of HPV is the use of condoms and abstinence, or a vaccine that protects against

the disease. Be responsible and don’t practice unprotected sex. The possibility of cancer

isn’t worth the risk.

3

CEASE SMOKING IMMEDIATELY

Immediately stop smoking if your doctor tells you that you have cancer. A lot of

smokers with cancer think they shouldn’t quit smoking. Their thinking is that they are

sick already. However, the carcinogens, toxins and poisons within cigarettes drastically

reduce your body’s odds of completely healing or even withstanding your cancer

treatment.

Today is as good a day as any to address your fears and problems, and these steps are an excellent

starting point for your journey.


4

STAND TALL EMOTIONALLY

To stand a chance of surviving

cancer you have to be willing to put

up a fight against it. If you give up

emotionally, the cancer will have a

greater chance of taking over your body

and ultimately ceasing your existence

here. You have to fight to beat cancer.

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Create a strategy to cope with the feelings

you may have. Not everyone deals with

illness and stress the same way. Sit down

and ask yourself what works for you. Do

you like to mediate? Are you the type to

pray? Is talking to others a relief to you?

Find out what works best.

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5

ADJUST YOUR DIET

TO REDUCE RISK

Lung cancer is one of the most deadly

cancers. It is very difficult to treat, but

scientists have discovered that diet may

play a major role in reducing the incidence

of this type of cancer. A diet low in fat

and high in fruits, tomatoes and green

vegetables all can reduce the risk. In

fact, studies show that apples can reduce

the risk of lung cancer by as much as 50

percent!

6

PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN

The sun can be a major cancer causing factor for many people. The sun releases

ultraviolet rays that enter the earth’s atmosphere. When we step outside, our skin is

exposed to these rays, and too much exposure can cause skin damage that can lead to

skin cancer. Be sure to protect yourself with sun screen to prevent this.

7

IF YOU’RE A SURVIVOR, CONTACT OTHER SURVIVORS

A great way for cancer survivors to deal and to know what lies ahead is to network

with other survivors. There are plenty of cancer survivors in the world, thankfully, and

they meet up at support groups and even on Internet forums, so you can always keep in

contact with other survivors.

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8

KEEP AN OPEN LINE OF COMMUNICATION

After finding out that you have cancer, it is best to keep an open contact with your

doctor and those close to you, such as your family members and close friends. If you avoid

talking to them about your situation and your feelings, you might begin to feel isolated.

Communicate with loved ones. If you need more support from your friends and family,

talk to them about it in a non-confrontational way. Have a talk with them and let them

know just how you are feeling and what they can do to help. But, you must proceed

slowly and carefully. This is a tough period of time. Instead use love and compassion.

You might regret not asking for help.

9

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF

THE POWER OF BERRIES

Berries can be a very strong ally if

you are trying to prevent contracting

cancer. A wide assortment of berries like

raspberries, blueberries and strawberries

are full of anthocyanidins, phytochemicals,

and other phenolic compounds that

have cancer-fighting properties and

antioxidant powers. Something as simple

as a berry can help prevent cancer.

Beating cancer is never easy, but many

people do beat it. Self-education can be a

potent addition to the arsenal of weapons

available against cancer. The information

in this article is just a tiny fraction of all

the helpful advice available. Learning more

cannot hurt and in a life-or-death struggle,

a little good advice may just be enough to

tip the scales against cancer.

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8 PRINCIPLES FOR

CALMING YOUR ACID

REFLUX SYMPTOMS

by

Tess Kimble

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This article is full of helpful hints which will guide you down the path to acid

reflux relief. Start to use the ideas here.

When life

provides

you with

lemons,

y o u

must turn them

into lemonade,

right? Not if you

have acid reflux!

Simple principles

like avoiding citrus

drinks can help you

calm your symptoms

and turn your life

around, and this

article is full of

helpful hints which

will guide you down

the path to relief.

1

CHANGE YOUR DRINKING HABITS DURING MEALS

The more fluid you drink during your meal, the more volume is placed in your

stomach. This causes more distension in the stomach and adds pressure to the lower

sphincter of the esophagus, creating the perfect condition for acid reflux. Try drinking

between meals and drink water in small sips rather than big gulps.

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2

REDUCE YOUR WEIGHT

If you stay at a weight that is

healthy you will be unlikely to suffer

from GERD. The sphincter at the bottom

of the esophagus becomes relaxed when

the weight of extra fat presses down on

your stomach. By reducing your weight

you can reverse this process, which

will greatly reduce your symptoms.

Lose weight by going to the gym and

performing cardiovascular exercises if you

want to limit your acid reflux symptoms. If

you are overweight, you will have a better

chance of acid reflux building in your

stomach and causing heartburn. Exercising

can help with your heartburn and improve

your health at the same time.

Follow these tips to easily make great tasting and healthy fruit and vegetable juices at home. You will notice

how much better you feel!


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TAKE STEPS TO REDUCE STRESS

Stress can cause acid reflux. Stress produces more acid inside your

stomach. Engage in pleasant pursuits following meals. Read a good book,

take a leisurely walk, meditate or spend time with friends and family.

Try limiting stress triggers from relationships, school, work, or personal issues. Stress is

a major cause of producing too much stomach acid which can cause inflammation and

heartburn. Discover the cause of your anxiety and take it out of your life.

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4

STOP SMOKING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

If you smoke and have acid reflux, you may wish to quit. Nicotine can cause acid

reflux to worsen. Avoid quitting cold turkey since it could stress your body more and

worsen reflux. Slowly slack off.

5

WHEN, WHAT, AND HOW

MUCH YOU’RE EATING

Carefully consider the types of foods you

are eating if acid reflux is a problem. Fatty,

grease filled foods like chicken wings, pizza

and french fries can sit in your stomach

for a longer period of time, increasing the

likelihood of reflux. Instead, choose high

quality proteins, vegetables and whole

grains for the majority of your meals.

Have an early dinner. Eating too close

to bedtime is a prime cause of acid

reflux. If your stomach is still digesting

your dinner when you retire, the

combination of increased stomach

activity and a horizontal position is a

recipe for disaster. Try to eat dinner a

minimum of three hours before bed.

It is not only the types of food you eat,

but how much you eat that can cause

acid reflux. It takes a longer time to

digest larger meals, which can place

added pressure on your stomach. This

can be avoided by eating smaller meals,

which are spread throughout the day.

Eating slower has been shown to help with

the symptoms of acid reflux. This gives

your stomach a chance to adjust to the

food that you are taking in. Try chewing

your food a minimum of 25 times and

really savor the food you are eating. Eat

only until you are comfortably full and

never till you are stuffed.

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AVOID RESTRICTIVE CLOTHING

Avoid wearing clothing that is restricting around your abdomen. Wear your belts

loosely and avoid pantyhose that are tight if at all possible. These articles could push on

your stomach. This pressure on the abdomen could easily lead to heartburn. You may

have to do some sit-ups each day to avoid buying new pants and skirts that fit properly.

7

PREGNANCY AND ACID REFLUX

When pregnant, the fetus can push

on the stomach and cause acid reflux. If

you think this is happening, get in touch

with your doctor so that he or she can

determine what you need to do to relieve

your acid reflux without putting your baby

in danger.

8

AMINO ACIDS AND GLUTAMINE

FOR ACID REFLUX

One way to help your body combat acid

reflux is by increasing your intake of

certain amino acids, one of which is called

glutamine. Glutamine can be found in

certain foods such as eggs, fish, spinach,

milk and a variety of different foods.

Increasing your intake of these types of

foods will help you combat your acid reflux.

So if life gives you those lemons, you need

to pass them on to someone who doesn’t

have acid reflux. You’ll be dealing with

your problems in no time when you start

to use the ideas you have read here. They

enable you to take over your life from the

threat of acid reflux symptoms.

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13 POINTERS FOR

SURVIVING HEMORRHOID

DISCOMFORT

by

Matthew Dubose

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If you are unfortunate enough to develop hemorrhoids, remember the advice

here in this article to bring about a rapid improvement in your situation.

Hemorrhoids is a painful condition in which the veins and tissues in the anal

and rectal vicinities become inflamed and swollen. Fortunately this condition

is rarely very serious, yet it can be extremely painful and embarrassing.

Rather than allow yourself to be held back by the discomfort of hemorrhoids,

use the information in this article to fight back.

1

CONSUME MORE FRUITS AND VEGGIES

Another way that you can relieve the pain caused from your hemorrhoid is to go on a

diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. These sorts of diets are high in fiber, which helps to keep

your bowel movements soft. This will relieve the irritation caused by your daily defecation.

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Eating foods that are rich in fiber and

drinking a lot of water will help to make

your stool softer and easier to pass.

Having softer stool can protect or soothe

hemorrhoids since there will be less

straining. Papaya, grapes and watermelon

are particularly effective in producing

softer stool and regular movements.

Veggies like okra and cabbage also

contain fiber which will help your bowel

movements. Keep up your water intake

every day also.

By being aware of what you are putting into your body and employing these options, you will be well

on your way to a happier and healthier life.


2

KEEP THE AREA DRY

After you take a shower, make sure that the area of your hemorrhoids is completely

dry. Putting clothes on a wet body can lead to excess irritation during the course of

the day, which can be very painful. Prevent this by using a soft towel that captures all

moisture on your body after washing.

3

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RETHINK YOUR ROUTINES

If you find that you are suffering from regular occurrences of hemorrhoids you

may want to rethink your daily routines. You may be spending too much consecutive

time on your feet or in a seat. If you spend long periods of time sitting or standing you

are putting increased pressure on your anus and that can lead to hemorrhoids.

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4

USE AN ICE PACK

Try using an ice pack to reduce

swelling and alleviate pain from a

hemorrhoid flareup. Some people also

find applying over-the-counter creams or

witch hazel to the affected area helpful

in reducing swelling. To prevent further

hemorrhoid irritation use a donut pillow

when sitting or avoid sitting altogether.

5

APPLY PETROLEUM JELLY

Apply petroleum jelly to help the

passage of hard stools. Using petroleum

jelly is a good way to prevent damage or

irritation to hemorrhoids when faced with

constipation or hard stools. Apply a small

amount around the anus to facilitate the

process. Walking before defecating will

also help ease the process.

6

DON’T READ WHILE ON THE TOILET

Many people like to read while

sitting on the toilet. This is a perfect way to

get hemorrhoids. You can be sitting much

longer than you need to be, and pushing a

little harder without even realizing it. If you

are sitting longer than 5 minutes without

anything happening, you have been sitting

too long.

7

IF YOU’RE PREGNANT,

LAY ON YOUR SIDE

Hemorrhoids can come around during

pregnancy because of all the extra weight

and stress that your body is carrying

around. It is best to lay on your left side if

you are going through this for 20 minutes

every five hours so that the blood vessels

of your hemorrhoids can get some relief

from the pressure of your uterus.

8

TRY A SITZ BATH

To alleviate hemorrhoid pain and

assist with the healing process, try taking

a sitz bath. You can do this in the tub,

however a sitz bath basin is more effective.

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The basin fits in the toilet and comes with a bag that enables fresh water to run over the

area. Some people choose to add baking soda or special oils to the bath. The sizt bath

should last at least 15 minutes and is most effective when done three times a day.

9

SOAK IN THE TUB

If you are experiencing pain and inflammation from your hemorrhoids, try to soak

in a warm tub. Fill your tub with enough warm water to cover the area and lay back with

your knees raised. The warm water will increase the blood flow to the anus and reduce

the swelling. Do this a few times a day to help reduce the swelling.

AVOID INFLAMMATORY FOODS

Try to avoid eating foods that give you diarrhea if you have a hemorrhoid.

There’s a common misconception out there that having liquid stools is actually

good because it will not cause flare-ups. This is wrong simply because the

constant wiping associated with frequent bowel movements will cause irritation.

Stay away from spicy and hot foods because they can inflame your hemorrhoids. Just

making a few small changes in your diet can help you treat your current difficulties and

help you prevent further complications. It is also important to limit the amount of coffee

and beer that you drink.

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DON’T EXPECT MUCH FROM LAXATIVES

Don’t expect laxatives or stool softeners to fix a hemorrhoid. Laxatives are not

a long-term solution to the constipation issue that brought about the hemorrhoid in the

first place. Also, while a laxative may make the passing of stool easier, it doesn’t actually

fix the hemorrhoid. It simply reduces the symptoms.

USE GARLIC TO

RELIEVE SYMPTOMS

Many people suffer from the painful,

embarrassing symptoms of hemorrhoids.

One home remedy that can help is garlic!

Garlic has been used for many medical

problems for years. Try ingesting 2

garlic cloves 2-3 times per day to relieve

hemorrhoids that are painful or bleeding.

You can also insert a clove of garlic inside

the anus to feel the healing effects.

DROP A FEW POUNDS

A great tip for your painful

hemorrhoids is to try to drop a few pounds.

This is crucial because being overweight has

a direct relation to getting hemorrhoids.

The added pressure in the stomach area

actually causes there to be increased

pressure of the veins around your anus.

Again, while your hemorrhoids can be

very itchy and painful, you are not likely to

suffer severe medical complications from

their formation. Of course, most people

would prefer to be spared of the discomfort

altogether. If you are unfortunate enough

to develop hemorrhoids, remember the

advice that you have just read to bring

about a rapid improvement in your

situation.

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10 THINGS TO KNOW

BEFORE YOU START

WITH ACUPUNCTURE

by

Tess Kimble

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You will be surprised at the many benefits of acupuncture, a wonderful

treatment. Just be sure to have a look at these tips before you go out there.

How do you feel

about going in for

an acupuncture

appointment?

Surely you’ve

heard about acupuncture, but

maybe you don’t know much

about it. If you are looking

for more information, keep

reading to find out what you

need to know. You will be

surprised at the many benefits

of this wonderful treatment.

Acupuncture is based on

the Chinese theory that

stimulating specific nerve

centers can relieve pain and

some diseases. Very fine

needles are inserted at these

points and manipulated either

manually or by electricity.

The alternative practice of

acupressure is sometimes as

effective as acupuncture, but

its success often depends of

the type of ailment needing

treatment.

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1

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU EAT

BEFORE ACCUPUNCTURE

Before an acupuncture appointment, do

not eat a heavy meal. You will be lying

down on your stomach most of the time

during your session. This may cause

you stomach discomfort if your belly is

full. Instead, eat a light, easily digestible

meal, or just nibble on a few snacks.

When it comes to eating after having

acupuncture done, make sure you eat

healthy food. Eating a lot of unhealthy food

after your session is just putting back the

toxins that the acupuncture released. Try

sticking with healthy and fresh vegetables,

fruits, meats and other foods that are

nourishing and good for you.

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CALM YOUR NERVES BEFORE AN APPOINTMENT

Understand what acupuncture is all about before you head to your appointment.

No one likes needles, but they are necessary in this type of treatment. The process

depends on their use. Try to calm your nerves before going into treatment. Talking to

someone who has been through the process already may help you.

3

DON’T FEEL OBLIGED TO TIP

Although you may feel that your acupuncturist has done an excellent job, you

shouldn’t feel obliged to tip him or her. Acupuncturists are more like doctors than they

are service providers such as a waiter. They are health care professionals, so tips are

not really fitting.

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4

BE CONSISTENT WITH TREATMENT

Do not just go to one appointment and then stop. Generally, you will experience

the best results if you go to several treatments. If you are not dedicated to the process,

you are not going to benefit as much from it. Talk to your doctor about what you can

realistically expect after the first appointment and then going forward.

5

WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING

For the best experience at your acupuncture treatment, wear comfortable clothing.

This will allow the acupuncturist to access any pressure points that are important for

your treatment. Also, it is a good idea to write down your symptoms and bring a list of

problem areas so that you can give specific details for him to target.

6

PAINLESS ACUPUNCTURE

Make sure the acupuncturist you

go to performs painless acupuncture.

Painless treatments are very popular in

the U.S. but pain can actually play a part

in relieving your stress or treating your

health problem. You should not try these

treatments until you know more about

acupuncture and are ready to try a more

advanced treatment.

7

INQUIRE ABOUT YOUR

ACUPUNCTURIST’S LICENSE

Inquire if your acupuncturist has a license

from your state’s health department.

There are states in which doctors may

offer acupuncture upon completion of

proper training and licensing. You really

need to find a practitioner with a degree

and vast experience.

8

COMMUNICATE WITH

YOUR ACCUPUNCTURIST

As you would with many other services,

schedule a consultation with any

prospective acupuncturists. These

generally last 10-15 minutes, but they

can give you an idea of whether or not

they are right for you. Ask them any

questions that you have, talk about their

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experience and education, express any

concerns, and pay attention to how they

make you feel in their office. If you ever

feel uncomfortable, try someone else.

If you need to change position while you

are undergoing acupuncture treatments,

make sure you let the acupuncturist know.

Never try to move around without giving

him or her the heads up. If you do this, it

may increase the chances of them making

a mistake and causing you some injury.

9

USE VISUALIZATION

TO HELP YOURSELF

Use a little visualization to help your

acupuncture treatment along. Visualize

the pain or injury escaping as the needle

is put in place, and focus on a feeling of

numbness around the insertion site to help

yourself to avoid discomfort. Visualization

is a very powerful thing, and it can make

your treatments more effective and long

lasting.

AVOID TENSING UP DURING TREATMENT

Never fight an acupuncture treatment during the middle of it. You’ve

made the decision to get this treatment, hopefully reading up prior to the

appointment. If you start tensing up or responding poorly (both physically

and verbally), you can be sure that the session won’t give you the best results.

You have now been informed about acupuncture and how it can benefit you. Keep the

tips and advice that have been told to you here in mind as you implement acupuncture

sessions into your treatment plan. Find out just how much it can help, and spread the

news to the people you know!

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8 THOUGHTS ON

JUICING AND WHY

YOU SHOULD TRY IT

by

Tess Kimble

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Follow these tips to easily make great tasting and healthy fruit and vegetable

juices at home. You will notice how much better you feel!

Making your own fruit and

vegetable juices at home is

an inexpensive way to stay

healthy and easily consume

important nutrients. Whether

you are making juice at home for healthy

vegetable juices or for tasty fruit juices,

these tips will help you make the best

tasting and healthiest juices possible.

1

TRY NEW PRODUCE

The biggest key in juicing is curiosity.

Wanting to try new foods, things you’ve

never even heard of before, will make your

journey more tasty and exciting! Explore

international produce markets to find

vegetables and fruit that could change

your life forever. Look online to research

what vitamins and nutrients they contain.

Get adventurous with your juicing

ingredients! Why not try grapefruit or

add in a little ginger for some zip! Other

items to try are celery, parsley, beets, bell

peppers, and leafy greens! You never know

what you might end up liking.

2

STORING YOUR PRODUCE

If you’re serious about juicing, you

should dedicate a cool, dark area of your

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house to storing produce which can be

kept long-term. For example, apples can

be kept in the garage over the winter as

long as they’re not allowed to freeze. Just

wash them, get rid of any bad ones, and

store them in a covered but breathable

container.

3

WATCH YOUR SUGAR INTAKE

Juicing is a great way to drink all the

nutrients you need for the day, but you

also have to be conscious of the amount

of sugars you’re taking in. If you’re having

a drink with a lot of fruit or high-glycemic

vegetables, drink less than you would if it

were mostly low-glycemic items.

4

FINDING THE RIGHT JUICER

Shop around for a juicer that works

for you. You want to look for a juicer that

is easy for you to use, assemble, take

apart and clean. The juicer should also

be well constructed. You do not have

to buy the most expensive juicer on the

market for your needs, yet you do need

to understand how to use the juicer.

Once you have your juicing materials,

they should be of good quality if you

want good quality juice, it is of utmost

importance that you know how to

function your juicer to it’s fullest extent.

If you delve into making juice before

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you really know what you are doing, you will just be wasting your juicing materials.

It’s best to avoid juicing fruits and vegetables that have a low water content. Avocados

and bananas, for example, are quite dense and don’t have much water in them. They

will clog up your juicer and you won’t get much juice out of them. If you really want to

include them, blend them first and then mix them with juices from other produce.

5

REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF SUPPLEMENTS YOU TAKE

Not only will you save money by juicing and not having to buy expensive juices at

the store, but you’ll also be able to reduce your vitamin and supplement intake. Being

healthy will also mean you’ll take less prescription drugs, saving you even more money

just by keeping in good shape!

6

JUICE THE PEELS

OF YOUR PRODUCE

If your fruits and vegetables are organic, go

ahead and juice the peels as well. The skins

of produce are loaded with antioxidants

and other nutrients, so peeling them will

remove a lot of the nutritional content.

The only exception is citrus fruits like

oranges or grapefruits, where the rinds

are not very digestible.

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7

SUPPLEMENT YOUR FIBER INTAKE

Juicing will remove some of the fiber from the fruit and vegetables you’re

consuming, so it’s important to supplement your fiber intake through the other foods

you eat. Aim to ingest only whole grains and avoid white items like bread, pasta, and

rice, as they don’t contain enough fiber to be healthy.

8

MIXING FRUITS AND VEGGIES

Some people claim that mixing fruit and vegetables in your juice leads to

indigestion as the enzymes required to break down fruit are very different than those

to break down vegetables. We’ve never had a problem, but if you find you have an upset

tummy after drinking a mixed juice then you should probably stick to one or the other.

Follow the tips above to easily make great tasting and healthy fruit and vegetable

juices at home. Once you replace snacks and unhealthy beverages with pure fruit and

vegetable juices, you will notice how much better you feel. Make fruit and vegetable

juices at home for a high energy meal.

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12 TIPS FOR ADDING

VITAMINS TO

YOUR DIET

by

Matthew Dubose

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Today might not be great, but tomorrow can be amazing. If you’re not feeling

your best, vitamin and mineral intake may work wonders. Here’s how.

Take a moment

to consider how

you’re feeling

right now. Are

you as energetic

as when you were younger?

Is getting out of bed each day

easy or hard? Are you feeling

in good shape? If you’re not

feeling your best, vitamin

and mineral intake may work

wonders. Read on to discover

things you can do to improve

your health.

1

BOOST YOUR

VITAMIN C INTAKE

If you are feeling like you

need a bit of a boost you

need to increase your vitamin

intake. Vitamin C not only aids

in fighting off infection, it also

gives you additional energy by

supplementing what you may

be lacking. The main reason

we feel less than ideal is that

we are deficient in vitamins

and minerals.

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2

BE CAREFUL WHAT VITAMINS

YOU TAKE

Do not assume that it is always safe to

take any vitamins you want. If you have

certain health conditions, it can be quite

dangerous to take certain ones. You should

also be careful if you take prescription

medications since taking certain vitamins

can cause a negative interaction with

them.

3

VITAMIN E FOR WOMEN

There are a lot of benefits for men to

take vitamin E, but women need it as well.

Vitamin E has anti-aging benefits and will

help battle cell damage that is related to

aging. Vitamin E also can prevent cataracts

and heart disease. Almonds, hazelnuts,

spinach and sunflower seeds are all rich in

Vitamin E.

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AVOID CHEAP SUPPLEMENTS

It is not a good idea to just buy a bottle of the cheapest vitamin/mineral supplement

you can find on the shelf. Many of these supplements are made with chemical substitutes

of the natural nutrient you need. Before you invest your money in any supplement, do

your research so you can make a wise decision.

5

VITAMINS FOR CHILDREN

As adults, we all know how important vitamins and minerals are to our diets but

what about our children? Despite the energy they often have, they are burning away

what the body needs to promote health and fight off infection. Remember to give your

child vitamins in order for them to maintain good health during the growing years.

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6

CHECKING EXPIRATION DATES

When buying vitamins, always check the expiration date on the package before

you buy them. Vitamins have a shelf life and do not last forever. Storage time, exposure

to light and temperature can all effect the quality of vitamins and further reduce the

expiration date. So make sure that you are buying quality vitamins that have not expired.

7

GINSENG FOR YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

To give your immune system a boost, consider taking Ginseng. Ginseng can help

your body to regulate its hormones. This will help influence your insulin production,

blood pressure, and metabolism. As a result, you will also find yourself thinking more

clearly and having more energy to get through your day.

8

GETTING VITAMINS

THROUGH YOUR DIET

The best way to get vitamins and minerals

is through your diet. To ensure you are

getting what you need, add plenty of

superfoods to your diet. Superfoods

are high in a variety of vitamins and

minerals. These foods include broccoli,

blueberries, leafy green vegetables,

whole grains and many other foods.

Cheap food is nutrient poor, so consider

what you are eating. For example, eating

vegetables out of a can means you’re

missing out on fresh, nutrient-rich

vegetables instead. Your diet is your key

source of vitamins and minerals, and there

is no point in taking supplements if you’re

eating junk all day long.

9

TAKING A MULTI-VITAMIN

If you are having a struggle with

the daily grind in life such as working

multiple jobs and your household

routine, you need to take more vitamins.

When we are unable to allow our body

time to unwind, we need more vitamins

and minerals to keep it healthy and

able to recover from a hectic schedule.

If you are finding it difficult to get the

vegetable and fruit nutrition you need

every day, try adding a multi-vitamin to

your regular routine. There are many great

muti-vitamin choices for all ages, activity

levels and medical conditions. You can

get the nutrition you need even when you

don’t eat right.

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When choosing a multivitamin, you need to select the right product. To begin, it must

have vitamins A, B1 through 3, B5 through 7, B9 and B12, and then C, D, E and K. Copper,

magnesium, selenium and zinc are also requirements. Chromium, manganese and

molybdenum are excellent additions.

TALKING TO YOUR DOCTOR

If you are already on medications, be sure to talk to your doctor before you take any

supplements. For example, if you are on heart prescriptions, taking calcium, magnesium

or potassium could alter the affects of those drugs or cause side effects, but your doctor

can tell you what you can take.

BOOSTING YOUR VITAMIN D INTAKE

When you feel sad or tired, you may need

to boost your vitamin D. Especially in the

winter months when we just don’t get

enough sunlight, a deficiency of vitamin D

can leave us lethargic. Talk to your doctor

about whether or not a supplement might

help you feel better.

OMEGA-3 IS IMPORTANT

If you are feeling depressed, Omega-3

supplements might be just what you need.

While people who have a diet high in fish

will have plenty of these fatty acids in their

body, those who don’t eat much fish may

be deficient. You can get more Omega-3s

in fortified eggs or through supplements.

Today might not be great, but tomorrow

can be amazing. You just have to figure out

how to utilize the vitamins and minerals to

make sure that occurs. The sooner you get

started, the better off you’ll be.

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10 TRICKS FOR

TREATING YOUR

DEPRESSION

by

Matthew Dubose

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Treating depression is not

as scary as it may appear.

Here are some tricks that

can help to make it all a

tad bit easier.

Are you trying to treat your

depression for the first time?

You probably don’t even know

where to start. It’s no secret

that seeking treatment for

the first time can be very scary. Below are

some tricks that can help to make seeking

a new depression treatment a tad bit

easier.

1

CUT OUT JUNK FOOD AND SUGARS

To assist with managing depression,

examine your diet and what you are

eating on a regular basis. Junk food is

filled with preservatives and sugars which

does not provide natural energy to the

body. Fresh fruits and vegetables will

give the body the nutrients and vibrancy

needed to help focus on lifting your mood.

To be more happy, try to avoid sugary

foods. This includes ones deemed to be

good for you like honey or fruit juice.

These sugars are incorporated into

the bloodstream at a quicker rate than

carbohydrates from things like whole

grains. This will result in an initial energy

burst followed by a crash of fatigue and

depression.

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2

TRY TAKING MEDICATION

If your depression is mild, you

could try over-the-counter medication.

For instance, fruit juice and St.

Johns Wart can help your mental

health. It is also cheaper than the

more common prescription therapy.

Do not be ashamed if your depression has

forced you to have to take medication.

Sometimes, depression symptoms are so

bad that the best things to help them are

medications. Talk to a psychiatrist to find

out if medication is the right choice for

your needs and which medication is best.

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RE-EXAMINE YOUR PRIORITIES AND EXPECTATIONS

It is important for people who suffer from Depression to re-examine their priorities

and adjust their expectations. Depressed people often falsely believe that they cannot

be happy in life without certain things, such as material possessions, higher wealth and

income, or a certain romantic partner. Changing negative thinking patterns and learning

acceptance is a great way to improve quality of life.

4

REDUCE THE WEIGHT OF YOUR SCHEDULE

Lighten your personal load. Everyone has responsibilities that are necessary to

life, however often people add much more than they need to. When your schedule is

packed to the brim, it can leave you exhausted and unable to enjoy even the activities

you actually enjoy. Take a hard look at your schedule and drop what is not absolutely

necessary. You will breathe a little easier and can focus on conquering your depression.

5

PRACTICE BREATHING AND STRETCHING TECHNIQUES

Many experts have found that the rhythmic breathing and slow stretching moves

in pilate exercises can elevate mood and provide an enhanced sense of well-being in

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depressed persons. These classes are

increasingly easier to find at local gyms

and the classes offer great opportunities

to get out of the house, find new friends

and explore the community. If a class is not

quite your style, there are many excellent

dvds you can find at the library that offer

pilate training for beginners all the way up

to the most experienced masters.

6

HELP OTHERS

People who suffer from depression

are often focused on themselves and the

pain they are experiencing, but putting

those feelings aside to help people does

a lot of good. Helping others helps them

and it helps you at the same time. Their

joy and appreciation will make you feel a

little sunnier.

7

CONSIDER A CHANGE OF SCENERY

If the area you live in is part of the cause of your depression, you may

want to think about moving. People who live in undesirable neighborhoods tend

to get depressed because they do not feel safe. Changing your environment

can help to reduce or get rid of many of your feelings of uneasiness.

If your depression is flaring up during the winter months, you may want to consider

taking a vacation to a warm climate. Winter flares up depression symptoms because

people are stuck in their house more often. A relaxing vacation on the beach may help

you feel better and help your depression.

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AVOID LETTING YOUR DEPRESSION SPREAD TO YOUR CHILDREN

If you have children and you suffer from depression, it is important that you do

not let them see that you are suffering. Children feed off of their parents words and

actions and by them seeing you in a depressed condition, they may start to get feelings

of depression themselves.

9

KEEP TRACK OF AND EVALUATE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS

Refrain from any negative thoughts, and be sure and write then down when

they do come into your mind. In this way, you can re-examine just why you have these

thoughts, how they make you feel, and how to substitute these distorted thoughts with

positive, happy ones. Only when you understand your negative thought patterns can

you rediscover positive thinking.

START SETTING GOALS

A great tip that can help you fight depression is to start setting goals. The simple

act of setting goals can have a tremendous impact on your brain. You’ll start thinking

differently and trying to figure out what you need to do in order to achieve your goals.

As you have seen, treating depression is not as scary as it may appear at first. Just think

of all of the benefits it can give you and how beginning treatment now can improve

the quality of your life much sooner. Get some help from your doctor, and try applying

these tips to help you conquer your depression.

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9 REASONS YOU SHOULD

VISIT A

CHIROPRACTOR

by

Tess Kimble

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Surely after reading through all of this great information, you will be excited

about paying the chiropractor a visit. Have a look!

Do you have any

experience going

to a chiropractor?

If not, then you’re

in for a treat as you

learn about how chiropractic

care can help you. If you have

tried other things and are

in pain or feel discomfort,

then find out about this great

option that can wind up

changing your life.

1

CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELPS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

A chiropractor can even help improve your immune system! Whenever your spine

is misaligned, it affects your nervous system which can negatively affect your immune

system. Having your spine realigned by a chiropractor will increase the blood that flows

into the nervous system. This helps you battle against infections.

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INSURANCE MIGHT

COVER THE COST

Call your insurance company before going

to your chiropractor. Not every insurance

plan covers chiropractic care. Make sure

you know what your insurance covers prior

to being surprised afterwards. Be sure to

also ask how many appointments you are

allowed to have in any given year. There

are often maximums.

3

THE RIGHT CHIROPRACTOR

IS OUT THERE

If you are looking for a chiropractor,

conduct telephone interviews with them

before going to them in person. Keep

in mind that potentially a majority of

chiropractors engage in practices that

are not scientifically backed. Talk to them

on the phone to gauge their personal

attitudes and patterns of practice.

A chiropractor should take a complete

and detailed inventory of your medical

history. This information should include

traumatic events that have happened

in your life as well as any diseases you

currently have. To be able to provide

you with the best possible outcome, it is

important for the chiropractor to have a

complete medical picture of your health.

Be wary of chiropractors who suggest longterm

care without any goals. You shouldn’t

have to be dependent on a chiropractor

for the rest of your life. Don’t waste your

time and money. If a chiropractor suggests

long-term care, they should have some

sort of a goal in mind for your body.

4

YOU CAN TRACK YOUR PROGRESS

If you are visiting a chiropractor

regularly, track your progress over the

first five sessions. If you aren’t seeing any

improvement at all after just these first

few visits, you are probably wasting your

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time. Look for another caregiver and then give them a try of at least three sessions.

Beware of chiropractors who claim to fix all your problems with just one adjustment.

This type of chiropractor will try to convince you that you do not need your OBGYN,

doctor or psychologist because he can do everything for you. A good doctor will know

their limit and will not mind working as part of an integrated group of doctors.

5

A DOCTOR CAN DIAGNOSE YOU FIRST

Before you consult a chiropractor, make sure a competent medical practitioner

diagnoses your problem. Do not rely on the diagnosis of a chiropractor. Even though

there are chiropractors who know enough to give a proper diagnosis, it is hard for a

consumer to determine who that can be. As additional precaution, ask your chiropractor

to talk about your care with your doctor.

6

DOING YOUR OWN RESEARCH

IS A GREAT IDEA

Research what chiropractic really is

prior to going to a chiropractor. A lot of

people have strange ideas about what

these doctors do. They think chiropractic

does strange things to your bones or

muscles. It’s not true. There’s a lot of

great information online that will help you

understand the benefits of chiropractic.

YOU CAN HELP MAKE

SESSIONS SUCCESSFUL

7

Breathe deeply while getting your

chiropractic work done. It’s important that

you don’t hold your breath! You want to

breathe in and out with deep breathes

to loosen up your body. This will make it

much easier for the chiropractor to make

the adjustments that are necessary for a

successful session.

8

YOU’LL LEARN HOW

TO PROTECT YOUR BACK

Never twist when you are lifting. Lifting can

be hazardous to your spine, but twisting

while lifting can be even worse. Twisting is

one of the most dangerous movements a

spine can make. Take care to lift with your

knees and make sure that, when lifting,

you avoid twisting your spine all together.

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To avoid discomfort when you are applying

ice to painful areas on your back, make

sure that you place the cubes inside a

plastic bag, and then wrap that plastic bag

in a towel or other cloth. While the cold

will work its way through the material, the

cloth protects your back from the burning

that ice can cause.

9

CHIROPRACTIC CARE IS

GREAT FOR PREGNANCY

Pregnancy can be one of the most

anticipated events of a woman’s life.

Unfortunately it is often accompanied

by pain and discomfort caused by the

strain pregnancy places on the joints of

your body. Regular chiropractic care and

reduce back pain and result in shorter

labor times. Visit your chiropractor

for a more comfortable pregnancy.

Well, are you ready to make an

appointment with a chiropractor now?

Surely after reading through all of this

great information, you’re excited about

paying the chiropractor a visit. Plan on a

revitalizing experience, and all you have to

do is relax and let the doctor do his job.

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