Thursday, September 15, 2011

5 Tips Snoring Treatment

If like me you sound like a bear growling a cave when your asleep, you do that snoring has a major impact on life. Regardless of health problems (which are significant), snoring can cause havoc with your relationship. If you run out of resources, you are awakened every hour, or the sound of your own snoring, or being dug in the back and told to "Roll Over", or if you are the victim who has suffered long a snorer, then read over these five tips to snoring treatment. SNORING TREATMENT TIP 1. Take a look at your diet. While this probably will not be the complete answer the treatment of snoring, it is interesting to start with what you eat and drink. You may well have an intolerance to certain foods which affects your breathing, especially when you lying on your back. For example, too many dairy products (or intolerance) is likely to cause you to become blocked with mucus, horizontal, this collects causing heavy breathing and snoring. Alcohol is another common offender. SNORING TREATMENT TIP 2. Being overweight is another significant contributor. Excess weight in the neck and chest puts pressure on the breathing passage. SNORING TREATMENT TIP 3 Sleep on you side or front. Now this is easier said than done, because it’s hard to control your sleeping position when you are asleep! However, there is an old trick that may be worth considering. You could sow a walnut, table tennis ball or similar size object into the back of a shirt and wear that in bed. Each time you roll on your back it will dig into you, causing you to roll back again – providing you don’t take your shirt of in your sleep. SNORING TREATMENT TIP 4 Use nasal strips. I found these to be very helpful, at least to start with. Nasal strips (often used by athletes) open the air passage for you, thus removing or preventing blockages. If your desperate it’s worth a try, but the cost can add up over the days, months and years. SNORING TREATMENT TIP 5 I’ve saved the best until last. Exercising the muscles in your throat, tongue and doing breathing exercises can completely cure your snoring. For more detailed information and more tips go to

5 Sensitive Skin Care Tips

Many people claim they have sensitive skin when they break out after using a product or were exposed to the sun. However, most than not, the culprits behind the spotted skin and zits are the use of inappropriate products for the skin type and the habits of his bad skin. If you are one of many that erupt or itching after exposure to sunlight or using a product, it is a good idea to determine if sensitive skin is really the cause or something. How do I know if you have sensitive skin? Generally, sensitive skin is thin with visible broken capillaries under the skin's surface. Sensitive skin also has fine pores. When exposed to moderate changes in temperature, sensitive skin reddens easily, whether from cold or heat. Sensitive skin tends to rash easily when exposed to dirt or even moderate strength skin care products. If your skin manifests these signs, chances are high that you really have sensitive skin. For a thorough skin assessment, a visit to a dermatologist is in order. Since caring for sensitive skin can be quite difficult, it is advisable to limit the use of skin care products. Generally, simple skin care regimens are more effective on sensitive skin since it prevents product overload. Sensitive skin care relies on strengthening the skin to reduce sensitivity and increase tolerance. How to care for sensitive skin? 1. Hydrate your skin. Sensitive skin is prone to dryness which can lead to increased sensitivity. Drinking eight or more glasses of water and applying a lightweight and hypoallergenic moisturizer a day can help restore your skin's moisture or lipid barrier that acts as defense mechanism against allergens. 2. Eat skin-friendly food. Fruits, vegetables, and other water-rich foods are essential in correcting skin imbalances. The vitamin, mineral, and water content of these foods hydrate your skin and restore its health. On the other hand, eating spicy food and drinking alcohol and caffeinated drinks can increase your skin's sensitivity. 3. Limit sun exposure. Sun exposure can cause sensitive skin to redden and burn easily. Before going out, apply sun protection on your face using sunscreen and on your body with sunblock lotion. You can extend the protection to your lips to prevent them from darkening. Applying an SPF-rich lip balm under your lipstick or gloss can help protect your lips. Umbrellas, sunglasses, and hats protect your body, eyes, and face from overexposure to the sun. 4. Protect skin at all times. Even when you are indoors, your skin still needs protection. If you are staying in an airconditioned room or one with forced heating, apply a lightweight moisturizer frequently. this will prevent your skin from drying out due to the extreme temperatures. 5. Avoid products with artificial colorants and synthetic fragrances. Colorants and fragrances are added to skin care products only for increasing marketing appeal. Your skin do not actually benefit from these additions. Often, they even cause allergic reactions and increase your skin's sensitivity. Aside from these tips, it is also a good idea to switch to skin care products that are specially formulated for sensitive skin. A thorough skin assessment and consultation with a dermatologist can reveal to you skin care techniques and products that can help strengthen your skin and minimize its sensitivity.

5 Reasons You Can Get pregnant while on Birth Control

Most women rely on popular methods of contraception such as birth control pills and condoms to prevent unplanned pregnancies. Although the tablet form and most common contraception used by men and women are very reliable in preventing pregnancy, there is always the possibility of getting during pregnancy on birth control but is very minimal. Here are five reasons that can cause pregnancy while on birth control Improper use of chosen contraception method Most contraception and birth control methods are almost a hundred percent pregnancy-proof. Human error plays a large part why unplanned pregnancies occur among people practicing birth control. One such example is the improper use of the Pill. The Pill must be taken at exactly the same time everyday. Forgetting or being late in taking a scheduled Pill intake and having unprotected sex can cause a pregnancy. Also, since the Pill is taken in cycles, a disruption in the cycle caused by missed birth control pills can be tricky to correct and cause an unplanned pregnancy without a backup or alternative form of birth control. Condoms are also prone to misuse. Not taking the air out of the condom before putting it on can cause it to burst due the friction created by the intercourse. Also, using a condom that does not fit well can cause it to burst or slide and spill the semen during intercourse. Diaphragms, cervical caps, and IUDs, on the other hand, need to be checked at least once a month for proper positioning. Misalignment or improper coverage can provide little pathways for the sperm to reach the egg and start the conception process. Inconsistent usage of contraception methods Inconsistency in the use of contraception methods also contribute to the number of unplanned pregnancies that occur while on birth control. Missed birth control pills or having unprotected sex without condoms “just this one time,” is enough to cause a pregnancy. Since sperm can live inside the woman's reproductive system for days, having just one unprotected encounter is enough to cause a pregnancy even if the succeeding sexual intercourse made use of contraceptives. Other antibiotic medications Taking antibiotic medications have been found to affect and interfere with the efficacy of birth control pills. Antibiotic medications can decrease the levels of steriod plasma concentrations in the pills which can drastically alter their effects. If pills are taken along with antibiotic medication, it is advised that women and their partners use backup birth control methods to augment the decreased efficacy of the pills. Backup contraceptives can come in the form of sperm gels, creams, and condoms. Broken condoms and other barrier methods Breakage is the prime cause of failure for barrier methods of contraception. Broken condoms and other barrier methods provide a way for the sperm to escape and reach the egg. Condoms are usually broken due to the increased friction and pressure during intercourse. Using the right-sized condoms and proper latex-safe lubricants can help minimize condom ruptures. Other barrier methods can benefit from monthly checkups to assess and maintain the right fit. Believing there is a safe time for unprotected sex There is never a safe time for unprotected sex. Studies have shown that while most women get pregnant during their mid-cycle or fertile days, some also get pregnant on days that normally considered as non-fertile. As such, it is advised that protection should always be used whenever one has sex to prevent unplanned pregnancies.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"A Better You" Your 7 days program to self-improvement

I seem to lost count on how many times I've read and heard of celebrity weddings do almost right and left. Not that I care (and personally I do not), it seems strange that we often see movie stars and television people impeccable, living the fairytale life of wealth and glamor. I guess we all have to stop sticking your head in the clouds and face reality There are many ways to lose your sense of self-esteem despite of how trivial it could get. But whatever happens, we should all try not to lose our own sense of self. So what does it take to be a cut above the rest? Here are some of the things you can think and improve on that should be enough for a week. 1. Know your purpose Are you wandering through life with little direction - hoping that you'll find happiness, health and prosperity? Identify your life purpose or mission statement and you will have your own unique compass that will lead you to your truth north every time. This may seem tricky at first when you see yourself to be in a tight or even dead end. But there's always that little loophole to turn things around and you can make a big difference to yourself. 2. Know your values What do you value most? Make a list of your top 5 values. Some examples are security, freedom, family, spiritual development, learning. As you set your goals for 2005 - check your goals against your values. If the goal doesn't align with any of your top five values - you may want to reconsider it or revise it. The number shouldn't discourage you, instead it should motivate you to do more than you can ever dreamed of. 3. Know your needs Unmet needs can keep you from living authentically. Take care of yourself. Do you have a need to be acknowledged, to be right, to be in control, to be loved? There are so many people who lived their lives without realizing their dreams and most of them end up being stressed or even depressed for that matter. List your top four needs and get them met before it's too late! 4. Know your passions You know who you are and what you truly enjoy in life. Obstacles like doubt and lack of enthusiasm will only hinder you, but will not derail your chance to become the person you ought to be. Express yourself and honor the people who has inspired you to become the very person you wanted to be. 5. Live from the inside out Increase your awareness of your inner wisdom by regularly reflecting in silence. Commune with nature. Breathe deeply to quiet your distracted mind. For most of us city slickers it's hard to even find the peace and quiet we want even in our own home. In my case I often just sit in a dimly lit room and play some classical music. There's sound, yes, but music does soothe the savage beast. 6. Honor your strengths What are your positive traits? What special talents do you have? List three - if you get stuck, ask those closest to you to help identify these. Are you imaginative, witty, good with your hands? Find ways to express your authentic self through your strengths. You can increase your self-confidence when you can share what you know to others. 7. Serve others When you live authentically, you may find that you develop an interconnected sense of being. When you are true to who you are, living your purpose and giving of your talents to the world around you, you give back in service what you came to share with others -your spirit - your essence. The rewards for sharing your gift with those close to you is indeed rewarding, much more if it were to be the eyes of a stranger who can appreciate what you have done to them. Self-improvement is indeed one type of work that is worth it. It shouldn't always be within the confines of an office building, or maybe in the four corners of your own room. The difference lies within ourselves and how much we want to change for the better.

Preparing for pregnancy

Almost every woman is blessed with the ability to carry a child at least once in his life. It is considered one of the greatest gifts a woman can give to her husband. Bearing a child would make the couple closer together, and so some of their lives they can actually call themselves a family. After learning that the woman is pregnant, most couples with enthusiasm to start planning the pregnancy and delivery at term. When talking about pregnancy, it is important to know about preconception issues regarding on giving birth. A check up with the physician or midwife would be advisable for the woman in order to face facts on childbirth. Physical preparation is needed for giving birth, since this could really change the normal function of the woman's body. A caregiver would be helpful in preparing the woman's body in conceiving, and also impart information concerning potential problems in pregnancy. Anxiety is felt at this point, since the woman would really have to follow certain precautions in order to conceive a healthy baby. By seeking advice regarding on preconception, safety, lifestyle changes, prenatal vitamins, and the importance of folic acid, the woman could really prepare for giving birth. In preparing for pregnancy, a change in the woman's lifestyle is needed. Smoking cigarettes is a definite no-no, and also the consumption of alcohol. These addictions can affect the health of both the woman and her unborn baby. A woman might need to lose or gain weight, according to her present weight relative to her height and build. Being too fat or too thin might bring complications for both the woman and the baby. A good start in preparing for childbirth would be to establish a fitness regime for the period of the pregnancy. Asking the physician about nutrition and working out would be recommended for possible questions regarding exercise and food intake. Learning more about the woman's body while on the early stages of giving birth is essential for proper knowledge of the situation. Various parts of a woman's body have specific roles when it comes to pregnancy. Certain disorders from both prospective parents should be discussed with the physician for additional health background information. Anxiety and stress is also felt by the couple since this is a very critical stage for the woman. Preconception stress is normal in women about to give birth, considering factors such as scheduling, sexuality, and self esteem, among many others. When preparing for pregnancy, the couple should be confident enough to know how to handle a child. Knowledge of early pregnancy symptoms are also important since these are signs that giving birth would happen in due time. When the couple feels that they are ready, then a visit to the Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OBGYN) would help in gleaning more information on pregnancy. At this point, the couple can make use of a pregnancy calendar in order to follow the due course of giving birth. Anxiety is often felt by women when they know that they are pregnant. Feelings of worry and tension are usual signs that shows her being anxious about giving birth. But by spending time with your husband, regular visits to the OBGYN, finding time to relax and unwind, with good exercise, anxiety should not be a problem at all. All you have to worry about is what to name the baby?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Checklist motion


A checklist of movement may prevent you from forgetting important things, like turning on utilities in your new home. Want to create your own list of things to do, but you can start with the suggestions below.

Checklist - One month before

- make reservations with the moving company.

- Notify friends and family and tell them your new address.

- Submit change of address forms at the post office.

- Get documents for school transfers, if you have kids.

- a garage sale or lighten the load.

one or two weeks before

- Arrange shut-offs of public services and new connections.

- bank accounts to transfer to the new location.

- Back to library books, rented movies, etc.

- Transfer prescriptions to new location.

- house clean and dispose of things that will not be moved.

- for packing and boxes labling.

- Pack an "Essentials" box on arrival, with toiletries, paper plates, etc.

- Putting plans (hotel reservations, get maps, etc..)

Moving Day

- Start early and remember to eat.

- Check each of storage space.

- Turn off lights, lock doors.

- Leave the keys with the new owner or estate agent.

You probably many more items to add to your personal list. Begin to write everything you think when you know you'll be moving. Is that the phone is on when you arrive at your new home? Will you return to the country simply because you forgot a safe that has the family jewels? The best way to avoid such problems is to start early on your checklist.

Your pool could go Sued

Installing a residential pool can make those hot summers a lot more fun and relaxing, but it could get started in a large number of financial difficulties, too? The short answer is: yes.

If you're not quite sure, and someone is injured in your pool, you invite lawsuits. I know what you think: my friends and family are the only ones to use my pool ... they will not sue me if something happens.

Guess again.

This does not necessarily mean that people like to continue or even want. They may have to. With the high cost of medical expenses today, a family that suffers a serious injury (or - God forbid - a death) probably can not afford not to prosecute. And if a person has been injured in your pool in your garden, guess who is technically in default?

If someone is injured, do not be surprised by a lawsuit: the wait. And do not think you can watch the pool at all times to make sure nothing happens. Accidents happen, no matter how you're constantly trying to prevent them. Risks of accidents are statistically proven to be very high in backyard pools and spas.

This does not mean that you pay the dirt in your pool, plant a flowerbed Nice safe, and after "Keep out of the court" signs everywhere in your garden. You just make sure you are adequately covered when it comes to insurance.

Well, you're sold. Now, how you make sure you're covered?

If you own a pool or spa, you must take out liability insurance very high, at around one million dollars or more.

This can be difficult, because the policies of many homeowners' insurance to limit the maximum exposure of the insurer to $ 100,000. Sometimes you can get this amounted to $ 300,000, but rising beyond, to plan your owner is, will probably be difficult.

That's why you want to watch a master plan. It is a separate liability policy, in addition to coverage of your landlord. It usually selects where the insurance your landlord stops, and you can get coverage of several million dollars.

The cost of this additional coverage is usually minimal in the vicinity of $ 500 per year. This may seem expensive, but given the millions of dollars of coverage it gives you, it's worth the money especially if you entertain and spend a spa or pool.

One last thing to note is that you may have to purchase your insurance at the same place, which include home and automobile. If you have a pool or spa, it is probably worth changing insurers to find one that offers a master plan.


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