الاثنين، 29 يوليو 2013

Nowadays there are many types of treatments which can remove the brown spots dark patches in more or less time.


There are the procedures which are done in the dermatologist’s offices using different acids and bleaching substances, there are special bleaching creams, topical creams and peel creams which exfoliate the skin and there are also many home-made remedies which can treat the skin of dark spots in an equally effective manner as cosmetic products. With so many things to choose from, finding the right type of treatment for your problem can seem quite a challenge

Yet, no matter what treatment you choose, it is essential to know what that treatment presupposes and if you are ready to take the consequences (if side effects have been reported). One of the substances which is highly benefit for the skin and can effectively remove dark spots without affecting the cellular structure or damaging the skin is Vitamin C

 This vitamin is great for removing any color imperfection as it gets actively involved in the production of melanin, inhibiting it. The melanin is the substance which offers the skin that dark tint, thus if less melanin is produced, the new layers of skin which will be revealed in some weeks after the treatment with Vitamin C will be whiter and in most cases will have the same color as the rest of the skin. In most severe cases, more than one session of treatment with Vitamin C will be needed so that greater effects will be seen.


In addition to that, while discoloring the skin, the Vitamin C will also increase the amount of collagen synthetized by your skin. The collagen is the substance responsible for the skin firmness. Thus, if more collagen is synthetized with the help of this vitamin, then the skin will be less wrinkled and it will look much younger than its actual age


Vitamin C is also very good in helping the skin synthetic more vitamin E which reduced the damaging effects of the free radicals on the skin. Also, it makes the skin recover faster after wounds, rashes or skin conditions


Thus, if you have brown spots on your skin you can safely choose a treatment based on Vitamin C. Not only will it safely remove the spots, but it will also bring more benefits to your skin, like erasing the marks that the years left on the skin, synthetizing more Vitamin E and helping the skin recover faster.

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السبت، 20 يوليو 2013


Weight loss following pregnancy and hanging up the tent sized maternity clothes is something all new mothers look forward to with anticipation. For most women, but for others, the baby fat is a bit more difficult to shed.  Each woman is different and there is no “one size fits all” formula for shedding the weight gained during pregnancy.  However there are a few weight loss guidelines to follow that will have the new Mom back feeling great and wearing her jeans once she gets her strength back.



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Weight loss following pregnancy and hanging up the tent sized maternity clothes is something all new mothers look forward to with anticipation. For most women, but for others, the baby fat is a bit more difficult to shed.  Each woman is different and there is no “one size fits all” formula for shedding the weight gained during pregnancy.  However there are a few weight loss guidelines to follow that will have the new Mom back feeling great and wearing her jeans once she gets her strength back.


How much weight did you gain during pregnancy?


The 25 pounds the average woman gains during a pregnancy are spread out more or less like this:

-Baby-8 pounds

-Placenta-1.5 pounds

-Amniotic fluid-2 pounds

-Breasts-2 pounds

-Uterus-2.5 pounds

-Fat, blood volume and water retention


If you were already a little overweight when you first became pregnant, remember that the numbers on your scale kept going to go up almost every time you stepped on it. Fasting or Weight-loss fasting diets following pregnancy are absolutely not a good idea.


A Latino tradition following pregnancy


One of the best Latino traditions during the time right after childbirth is cuarentena, or the quarantine. The mother will spend forty days resting with the newborn after delivery and only worry about taking care of the baby.  The new mother doesn’t even consider weight loss issues during this time. Other members of the family will keep house and watch over the other children. While this may not be practical for most new mothers of today, if you do have relatives who live nearby, it would be a good idea to follow some version of this tradition. You'll feel like a new woman after those forty days of recuperation (or even twenty).


A nutritious diet is more important than weight loss for the first six weeks.


Pregnancy is a magical and mysterious time of life and many women worry about how to achieve weight loss after they give birth. During the first six weeks of postpartum, a healthy diet is much more important than a weight-loss diet. Continue to eat a balance of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein, calcium, and iron. Whether or not you're breastfeeding, your body is still recovering from the pregnancy and birth, and a nutritionally balanced diet will help you heal and feel better much faster.


Your care provider or doctor may recommend that you take an iron supplement for the first six weeks postpartum, while your body recovers. If you're breastfeeding, it's even more important to eat a well-balanced diet, since you're still sharing all the calories you're consuming. If you count calories, a breastfeeding woman should consume the same amount as she did before pregnancy to maintain her weight plus about 500 calories. For many, this means about 2,500 to 2,700 calories a day, which will support milk production and allow for moderate weight loss of half a pound per week.


Continue to avoid fish that are high in methyl mercury in your weight loss plan.  Other foods, such as sushi, raw milk products, and deli meats, are less risky these days, but you should still take reasonable precautions to avoid food-borne illnesses. Precautions include cooking meat and poultry all the way through, washing all cooking utensils thoroughly, washing all fruits and vegetables thoroughly, and only eating raw foods like sushi from a dependable source.


Healthy weight loss


Other than feeling good and having more energy, there are many motivators for systematically striving for weight loss following pregnancy. If you carry extra pounds, you have an increased risk of diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.  Losing weight will improve your health not only now but it can also influence your weight in future years to come. Studies have shown that women who breastfed beyond 12 weeks and participated in postpartum aerobic exercise had lower weight gain 15 years later. Excess pregnancy weight gain and failure to lose weight in an appreciable time are indicators of obesity in midlife. Weight loss following pregnancy involves three things: Nutrition, exercise and scores of patience.  It’s generally difficult to lose weight without exercise being part of your weight loss program.


If you're breastfeeding, a good bit of the pregnancy weight will come off fairly quickly. But this isn't a time to try to lose weight. Whether or not you're breastfeeding, your body won't recover as well or as quickly if you cut back drastically on your portions or calorie intake. If you ate a lot of sweets or treats during your pregnancy, you can start to cut back on those. But otherwise, there's no need to add the extra pressure of dieting to an already stressful period pf taking care of a newborn baby.


Cautions of exercise


The six-week postpartum visit is a simple check-in with your caregiver or doctor. You'll be weighed, have your blood pressure taken, and you'll be asked about any problems. You will probably be given the green light on exercise.


Most caregivers recommend waiting until the six-week postpartum checkup before starting vigorous exercise, but that's a somewhat arbitrary time frame, based on the typical model of obstetric care.  If you’re stitches seem to be have healed, and if you want to be more active. Moderate exercise before the six week postpartum visit shouldn’t be a problem


Listen to your body.  Don’t push yourself hard.  Start out slowly, and if you find you’re tired or uncomfortable, take your activity level down a notch.  There is no reason to rush the healing process.  There will always be time to exercise and address weight loss.


If you suffer from obesity, your doctor will tell you what kind of diet and exercise you should follow following the childbirth for weight loss.


Eating for one


When you were pregnant, you may have eaten more than usual to support your baby's growth and development. Proper nutrition is still important after the baby is born - especially if you're breast-feeding - but your needs and goals are different now. Making wise choices can promote healthy weight loss after pregnancy.   Focus on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Foods high in fiber - such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. These foods provide you with many important nutrients while helping you feel full longer. Other nutrient-rich choices include low-fat dairy products, such as skim milk, yogurt and low-fat cheeses. White meat poultry, most fish, beans, and lean cuts of beef and pork are good sources of protein, as well as zinc, iron and B vitamins.  These foods will help in your weight loss program.


1. Avoid Temptation- Buy healthy foods at the grocery store and don’t keep junk food in the house.

2. Eat smaller portions - Don’t try starving yourself or skipping meals.  Just cut back on the portions.

3. Eat only when you are hungry - Distract yourself with an activity if you are constantly hungry.

4. Drink water before meals.


Beginning exercise


It's a good idea to start taking short, easy walks as soon as it feels comfortable for you.  If weather permits, simply load up the baby in the stroller and take brisk walks to the park, library, neighborhood coffee shop or anywhere that makes the exercise walk enjoyable.  If you have a reliable baby sitter, joining a local gym would be an excellent idea.


The most important factors in weight loss after pregnancy will be patience and consistency, along with a sensible, healthy diet and an exercise plan.  It generally takes about 6-12 months to achieve the total weight loss following pregnancy.


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الجمعة، 19 يوليو 2013

According to a recent UK Department of Health study, there are several reasons as to why people drink to excess on a regular basis.

They have identified nine main groups or reasons why people drink heavily. Heavy drinking is defined as 35 units per week for women and 50 units per week for men. This is twice the recommended limit.

Although this is obviously just a general guide, where do you think you fit into this? It may be you fit across categories or even have other reasons outside of the nine presented below. However, it is a useful guide to start looking at the causes for your heavy drinking


Depressed drinker


Your life is in a state of crisis, e.g. recently bereaved, divorced or in a financial crisis. Alcohol is a comforter and a form of self-medication to help you cope


De-stress drinker


You have a pressurised job or stressful home-life leading you to have feelings of being out of control and burdened with responsibility. You use alcohol to relax, unwind and calm down and to help with switching between your work and your personal life. Partners often support or reinforce this behaviour by preparing drinks for you.

Re-bonding drinker 


You use alcohol as the ’shared connector’ that unifies your friends and your social circle. You often forget the time and the amount of alcohol you are consuming


Conformist drinker


You use going to the pub or bar as what ‘men do’ and it is your second home and you have a sense of belonging and acceptance within this environment


Community drinker


You drink in fairly large social friendship groups. You have a sense of community forged through the pub group. Drinking for you provide a sense of safety and security and gives your life meaning and also acts as a social network with your friends


Boredom drinker


This is especially true if you are a single mother or recent divorcee with a restricted social life. Drinking is company, making for an absence of people. Drinking marks the end of the day perhaps following the completion of chores

Macho drinker


You often feel undervalued, disempowered and frustrated in important areas of your life. You have actively cultivated a strong alpha male identity that revolves around your drinking prowess. Your drinking is driven by a constant need to assert your masculinity and status to yourself and others


Hedonistic drinker


You are single, divorced and/or with grown-up children. Drinking excessively is a way for you to visibly express your independence, freedom and ‘youthfulness’ to yourself. You use alcohol to release your inhibitions

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السبت، 13 يوليو 2013

Alcohol is a potent central nervous system depressant with a wide range of effects. The amount you consume effects how drunk you will get.

The effects of alcohol change over time. When you first start drinking. You may feel relaxed. But the more you drink, the more side effects you begin to feel, like blurred vision and slurred speech.

Euphoria is an effect that alcohol has on people. Essentially, getting the euphoric effect means you will feel an overall mood improvement. You may be more self-confident when drinking. Your attention span shortens and you may feel more flushed. Whether your believe it or now, your judgment won't be as good as you think it is and you may well say the first thing that comes to mind or do things that you would not normally do. You will also start to have trouble with fine movements such as signing their name. With more alcohol, lethargy may start to set in. Lethargy is the side effect where you may become sleepy. You have trouble remembering things that happened, even recent things you have done. Body movements are uncoordinated and you may react to situations more slowly. Your vision becomes blurry and they have trouble seeing.

Confusion is also caused by drinking. You may get confused and very emotional, less likely to respond to pain. If you get in a fight while you are drunk, you will not feel the pain until the alcohol wears off.

Stupor is another short term effect of alcohol. In this condition movement is seriously impaired and you may lapse in and out of consciousness. You can slip into a coma and become completely unaware of your surroundings. At this point, the risk to the body is very high due to alcohol poisoning. Loss of body functions can begin like losing control of the bladder, breathing and heart rate.

Drinking large amounts of alcohol can lead to coma and even death. If you want to avoid these risks, the best way to do it is to avoid alcohol. You can start being effected by alcohol from the very first sip, whether you realize it or not.

Excessive doses of alcohol can cause long term as well as short-term side effects. Some of the long term effects are: slowing, blurred vision, vertigo, amnesia, ataxia, and hangovers.

The liver is part of the body's filtration system. This means when it is damaged it allows certain toxins to build up, leading to symptoms of Jaundice. This is what you are seeing when a person's skin begins to turn yellow.

Many people don’t think of alcohol as a drug but the fact is that it is a drug. It is just as lethal as any other drug can be. When you overuse any drug you can expect consequences. This is also true with alcohol. Many people think that it is okay to have a beer once in a while or that if you drink at home you won’t be hurting anyone.

Think again. You are hurting yourself and by hurting yourself you are hurting the ones that care about you. Whether you drink some at home or at a bar, alcohol can have the same effect on you. One sip and the process begins.

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In order to start making changes with your relationship with alcohol please visit the Alcohol Free Social Life website where you will learn specific techniques and examples of how to make changes now:


الأربعاء، 23 يناير 2013

A new study shows that the involvement of the family in food and spend a suitable period on his desk could keep the thinnest children.

The British newspaper The Daily Mail, researchers at the University of Illinois They found a possibility to reduce the parents their children's risk of obesity, simply by making them sit longer on the dining table.

The study showed that only three extra minutes on the family dining table that can help in the fight against childhood obesity.

According to "study", it is revealed that among poorer families, occur additional minutes at a time marked improvement for food to maintain a normal weight for children.

Scientists have noted that the factors that play a role is likely to communicate the importance of scheduling food.

The researcher responsible for the study Barbbara Veilles, that children who sit together for more than 20 minutes mealtime four times a week, weighing significantly less than children who leave the table after 15 or 17 minutes.

The researchers looked at mealtimes for more than 200 families, They tested the cumulative effects of socio-economic factors, and the behavior during mealtime for families with children in primary school.

The researchers found that families that said, involved mealtimes is important for family life were less likely to be with children suffering from obesity.

It was found that families that talk more and interact with each other more positively during eating were more likely to have their children unharmed and weight naturally.