September 10

Tips For A Wonderful And Fun Beauty Regimen

Tips For A Wonderful And Fun Beauty Regimen

Beauty can mean a million different things to a million different people. By knowing what your culture and society considers beautiful, you can cater a little better to those around you. Beauty can be a look, or it can be something as simple as a sunset. Noticing and using beauty in your every day life, can attract even more beauty!

If you are a balding man it may be time to try hair regrowth products. Many women find balding to be unattractive, and if you have the possibility to regrow your hair then it is worth the effort. Many of these products are not prohibitively expensive, so they are worth a try.

Beauty is a relative thing. You can find beauty in a number of things. Perhaps you think that the trees on your street possess beauty or your significant other. Keeping an eye out for beauty will warm your heart and people that stay positive and see the beauty in everything, are generally the most successful.

Tired of dealing with lots of frizzies and fly aways? Rub lotion into your hands and then very gently run over the frizzy part of your hair. This helps those annoying strands to lay flat with the rest of your hair and become non-existent for the duration of the day.

Exfoliate your face and neck at least 2 times a week. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells and bring new skin cells to the surface. This will make you look healthy and refreshed when you do this, but you should avoid doing it too much because it can irritate your face.

If you find that the nail polish that you thought was the perfect color is not the color that you wanted when you get it on your nails, consider adding a bit of nail polish remover to the bottle. It will change the color a bit and make it a little lighter.

If you are fighting an irritating, itchy and flaky scalp, you can use yogurt to remove flakes and keep your scalp itch-free. Simply massage a plain Greek or dairy yogurt into your scalp, then allow it to sit for no longer than 15 minutes. After you rinse, you should notice less flakes and itching.

New products called mattifying lotions are perfect for any makeup kit because they can be applied anywhere on the face that appears slick from excessive oils. These lotions often have a creamy or heavy gel consistency and can be applied without a mirror; it also provides a smooth foundation upon which your makeup can be applied.

You can save a lot of money by trimming your own bangs at home. First, make sure you have the proper scissors. Spend the money for a small pair of good haircutting scissors. Trim your bangs dry. How to trim them will depend on your hair type, but most people do best by dividing the bangs into three sections, holding the hair up in a twist, and taking small diagonal snips so that the cuts aren’t straight. Drop the twist, see how you look, and repeat until it’s short enough for your liking.

In this article, we went over some ways to enhance the beauty around you and how to keep yourself beautiful. These tips and tricks can be applied in your every day life and will help you gain a new perspective on things. Being beautiful and appreciating beauty is a simple concept that can go a long way.

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September 9

Different Stomach And Bowel Disorders Among Infants

Different Stomach And Bowel Disorders Among Infants

Disorder of the stomach and bowels is one of the most fruitful sources of the diseases of infancy. Only prevent their derangement, and, all things being equal, the infant will be healthy and flourish, and need not the aid of physic or physicians.

There are many causes which may give rise to these affections; many of them appertain to the mother’s system, some to that of the infant. All are capable, to a great extent, of being prevented or remedied. It is, therefore, most important that a mother should not be ignorant or misinformed upon this subject. It is the prevention of these affections, however, that will be principally dwelt upon here; for let the mother ever bear in mind, and act upon the principle, that the prevention of disease alone belongs to her; the cure to the physician. For the sake of clearness and reference, these disorders will be spoken of as they occur:

To the infant at the breast.
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The infant’s stomach and bowels may become deranged from the breast-milk becoming unwholesome. This may arise from the parent getting out of health, a circumstance which will be so manifest to herself, and to those more immediately interested in her welfare, that it is only necessary just to allude to it here. Suffice it to say, that there are many causes of a general kind to which it may owe its origin; but that the most frequent is undue lactation, and the effects both upon mother and child fully dwelt upon.

Anxiety of mind in the mother will cause her milk to be unhealthy in its character, and deficient in quantity, giving rise to flatulence, griping, and sometimes even convulsions in the infant. A fit of passion in the nurse will frequently be followed by a fit of bowel complain in the child. These causes of course are temporary, and when removed the milk becomes a healthy and sufficient for the child as before.

Sudden and great mental disturbance, however, will occasionally drive away the milk altogether, and in a few hours. A Mrs. S., aet. 29, a fine healthy woman, of a blonde complexion, was confined of a boy. She had a good time, and a plentiful supply of milk for the child, which she continued to suckle till the following January, a period of three months, when her milk suddenly disappeared. This circumstance puzzled the medical attendant, for he could not trace it to any physical ailment; but the milk never returned, and a wet-nurse became necessary. In the following spring the husband of this lady failed, an adversity which had been impending since the date when the breast-milk disappeared, upon which day the deranged state of the husband’s affairs was made known to the wife, a fact which at once explained the mysterious disappearance of the milk.

Unwholesome articles of diet will affect the mother’s milk, and derange the infant’s bowels. Once, I was called to see an infant at the breast with diarrhoea. The remedial measures had but little effect so long as the infant was allowed the breast-milk; but this being discontinued, and arrow-root made with water only allowed, the complaint was quickly put a stop to. Believing that the mother’s milk was impaired from some accidental cause which might now be passed, the infant was again allowed the breast. In less than four-and-twenty hours, however, the diarrhoea returned. The mother being a very healthy woman, it was suspected that some unwholesome article in her diet might be the cause. The regimen was accordingly carefully inquired into, when it appeared that porter from a neighbouring publican’s had been substituted for their own for some little time past. This proved to be bad, throwing down, when left to stand a few hours, a considerable sediment; it was discontinued; good sound ale taken instead; the infant again put to the breast, upon the milk of which it flourished, and never had another attack.

In the same way aperient medicine, taken by the mother, will act on the child’s bowels, through the effect which it produces upon her milk. This, however, is not the case with all kinds of purgative medicine, nor does the same purgative produce a like effect upon all children. It is well, therefore, for a parent to notice what aperient acts thus through her system upon that of her child, and what does not, and when an aperient becomes necessary for herself, unless she desire that the infant’s bowels be moved, to avoid the latter; if otherwise, she may take the former with good effect.

Again; the return of the monthly periods whilst the mother is a nurse always affects the properties of the milk, more or less, deranging the stomach and bowels of the infant. It will thus frequently happen, that a few days before the mother is going to be unwell, the infant will become fretful and uneasy; its stomach will throw up the milk, and its motions will be frequent, watery, and greenish. And then, when the period is fully over, the milk will cease to purge. It is principally in the early months, however, that the infant seems to be affected by this circumstance; for it will be generally found that although the milk is certainly impaired by it, being less abundant and nutritious, still, after the third or fourth month it ceases to affect the infant. Is then a mother, because her monthly periods return after her delivery, to give up nursing? Certainly not, unless the infant’s health is seriously affected by it; for she will generally find that, as the periods come round, by keeping the infant pretty much from the breast, during its continuance, and feeding him upon artificial food, she will prevent disorder of the child’s health, and be able in the intervals to nurse her infant with advantage. It must be added, however, that a wet- nurse is to be resorted to rather than any risk incurred of injuring the child’s health; and that, in every case, partial feeding will be necessary at a much earlier period than when a mother is not thus affected.

The milk may also be rendered less nutritive, and diminished in quantity, by the mother again becoming pregnant. In this case, however, the parent’s health will chiefly suffer, if she persevere in nursing; this, however, will again act prejudicially to the child. It will be wise, therefore, if pregnancy should occur, and the milk disagree with the infant, to resign the duties of a nurse, and to put the child upon a suitable artificial diet.

The infant that is constantly at the breast will always be suffering, more or less, from flatulence, griping, looseness of the bowels, and vomiting. This is caused by a sufficient interval not being allowed between the meals for digestion. The milk, therefore, passes on from the stomach into the bowels undigested, and the effects just alluded to follow. Time must not only be given for the proper digestion of the milk, but the stomach itself must be allowed a season of repose. This evil, then, must be avoided most carefully by the mother strictly adhering to those rules for nursing.

The bowels of the infant at the breast, as well as after it is weaned, are generally affected by teething. And it is fortunate that this is the case, for it prevents more serious affections. Indeed, the diarrhoea that occurs during dentition, except it be violent, must not be subdued; if, however, this is the case, attention must be paid to it. It will generally be found to be accompanied by a swollen gum; the freely lancing of which will sometimes alone put a stop to the looseness: further medical aid may, however, be necessary.

At the period of weaning.
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There is great susceptibility to derangements of the stomach and bowels of the child at the period when weaning ordinarily takes place, so that great care and judgment must be exercised in effecting this object. Usually, however, the bowels are deranged during this process from one of these causes; from weaning too early, from effecting it too suddenly and abruptly, or from over-feeding and the use of improper and unsuitable food. There is another cause which also may give rise to diarrhoea at this time, independently of weaning, viz. the irritation of difficult teething.

The substitution of artificial food for the breast-milk of the mother, at a period when the digestive organs of the infant are too delicate for this change, is a frequent source of the affections now under consideration.

The attempt to wean a delicate child, for instance, when only six months old, will inevitably be followed by disorder of the stomach and bowels. Unless, therefore, a mother is obliged to resort to this measure, from becoming pregnant, or any other unavoidable cause, if she consult the welfare of her child, she will not give up nursing at this early period.

Depriving the child at once of the breast, and substituting artificial food, however proper under due regulations such food may be, will invariably cause bowel complaints. Certain rules and regulations must be adopted to effect weaning safely, the details of which are given elsewhere.

If too large a quantity of food is given at each meal, or the meals are too frequently repeated, in both instances the stomach will become oppressed, wearied, and deranged; part of the food, perhaps, thrown up by vomiting, whilst the remainder, not having undergone the digestive process, will pass on into the bowels, irritate its delicate lining membrane, and produce flatulence, with griping, purging, and perhaps convulsions.

Then, again, improper and unsuitable food will be followed by precisely the same effects; and unless a judicious alteration be quickly made, remedies will not only have no influence over the disease, but the cause being continued, the disease will become most seriously aggravated.

It is, therefore, of the first importance to the well-doing of the child, that at this period, when the mother is about to substitute an artificial food for that of her own breast, she should first ascertain what kind of food suits the child best, and then the precise quantity which nature demands. Many cases might be cited, where children have never had a prescription written for them, simply because, these points having been attended to, their diet has been managed with judgment and care; whilst, on the other hand, others might be referred to, whose life has been hazarded, and all but lost, simply from injudicious dietetic management. Over-feeding, and improper articles of food, are more frequently productive, in their result, of anxious hours and distressing scenes to the parent, and of danger and loss of life to the child, than almost any other causes.

The irritation caused by difficult teething may give rise to diarrhoea at the period when the infant is weaned, independently of the weaning itself. Such disorder of the bowels, if it manifestly occur from this cause, is a favourable circumstance, and should not be interfered with, unless indeed the attack be severe and aggravated, when medical aid becomes necessary. Slight diarrhoea then, during weaning, when it is fairly traceable to the cutting of a tooth (the heated and inflamed state of the gum will at once point to this as the source of the derangement), is of no consequence, but it must not be mistaken for disorder arising from other causes. Lancing the gum will at once, then, remove the cause, and generally cure the bowel complaint.

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September 9

Choosing The Right Make Up To Be Beautiful (2)

Choosing The Right Make Up To Be Beautiful

When people think of someone that is beautiful, many times it is based on inner beauty as well as outer beauty. Both of these things are in your control to change. You really need to have both to look your best. Here are some tips to get you started on your own personal beauty adventure.

Remember that fragrance rises. Scents rise. When applying perfume or scented body mist, put it lower on your body. Do not apply too much by putting a little everywhere. Just apply a little around your ankles. The scent will rise without being as overpowering as some perfumes tend to be.

You do not need to spend a lot of money on a fancy deep conditioning mask. There are many recipes you can make at home that include foods filled with nutrients that are great for your hair. A great one includes mashed strawberries and enough mayonnaise to make a spreadable paste. Leave it in your wet hair for 10 minutes and rinse.

Let your hair cool off after blow drying it. Letting your hair cool will help set your hair style. If your hair has a hard time holding any style try using hairspray while blow drying it, using curling irons or hot rollers. This will ensure your hairstyle stays put.

If you are constantly fighting eyeliner and lip liner pencils that crumble or flake when you sharpen them, try this trick: Place the pencil in the freezer for one or two minutes before you place them in the sharpener. This will prevent them from breaking off too easily during the sharpening process.

Your hair color can determine every aspect of your makeup and color application routine. If your hair color is blonde, brown, or red, you should stick with eyeliner and mascara in brown or dark brown, but never black. Black eyeliner and mascara can appear far too unnatural and may make the skin appear washed out in those with light hair.

To get eyelashes that really pop, eyelash extensions are the perfect solution. It is not best to wear these every single day, but they are wonderful for a party or a wedding. They can look very natural as long as you don’t go overboard, and will bring out the color of your eyes.

If you don’t like the look of your hair curled with a curling iron, try curling it with a straightener. Simply wrap your hair around the straightener and pull it through to the ends. This produces a much more natural looking curl, although it can take a little longer to do.

Take care not to over tweeze your eyebrows. Repeated over-plucking can result in areas where hair refuses to grow back, resulting in bald spots. If you have already developed bare spots in your brows, fill in the areas with a brow pencil temporarily while applying a product to regrow the hair.

You learned from the beginning of this article that is important to have both inner beauty and outer beauty to be considered truly beautiful. You may appear pretty at first, though if you have a bad personality, your beauty will wear off very quickly. Take the advice this article has given you to take your beauty to the next level.

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September 8

STOMACH AND BOWEL DISORDERS AMONG INFANTS.

STOMACH AND BOWEL DISORDERS AMONG INFANTS.

Disorder of the stomach and bowels is one of the most fruitful sources of the diseases of infancy. Only prevent their derangement, and, all things being equal, the infant will be healthy and flourish, and need not the aid of physic or physicians.

There are many causes which may give rise to these affections; many of them appertain to the mother’s system, some to that of the infant. All are capable, to a great extent, of being prevented or remedied. It is, therefore, most important that a mother should not be ignorant or misinformed upon this subject. It is the prevention of these affections, however, that will be principally dwelt upon here; for let the mother ever bear in mind, and act upon the principle, that the prevention of disease alone belongs to her; the cure to the physician. For the sake of clearness and reference, these disorders will be spoken of as they occur:

To the infant at the breast.
—————————-

The infant’s stomach and bowels may become deranged from the breast-milk becoming unwholesome. This may arise from the parent getting out of health, a circumstance which will be so manifest to herself, and to those more immediately interested in her welfare, that it is only necessary just to allude to it here. Suffice it to say, that there are many causes of a general kind to which it may owe its origin; but that the most frequent is undue lactation, and the effects both upon mother and child fully dwelt upon.

Anxiety of mind in the mother will cause her milk to be unhealthy in its character, and deficient in quantity, giving rise to flatulence, griping, and sometimes even convulsions in the infant. A fit of passion in the nurse will frequently be followed by a fit of bowel complain in the child. These causes of course are temporary, and when removed the milk becomes a healthy and sufficient for the child as before.

Sudden and great mental disturbance, however, will occasionally drive away the milk altogether, and in a few hours. A Mrs. S., aet. 29, a fine healthy woman, of a blonde complexion, was confined of a boy. She had a good time, and a plentiful supply of milk for the child, which she continued to suckle till the following January, a period of three months, when her milk suddenly disappeared. This circumstance puzzled the medical attendant, for he could not trace it to any physical ailment; but the milk never returned, and a wet-nurse became necessary. In the following spring the husband of this lady failed, an adversity which had been impending since the date when the breast-milk disappeared, upon which day the deranged state of the husband’s affairs was made known to the wife, a fact which at once explained the mysterious disappearance of the milk.

Unwholesome articles of diet will affect the mother’s milk, and derange the infant’s bowels. Once, I was called to see an infant at the breast with diarrhoea. The remedial measures had but little effect so long as the infant was allowed the breast-milk; but this being discontinued, and arrow-root made with water only allowed, the complaint was quickly put a stop to. Believing that the mother’s milk was impaired from some accidental cause which might now be passed, the infant was again allowed the breast. In less than four-and-twenty hours, however, the diarrhoea returned. The mother being a very healthy woman, it was suspected that some unwholesome article in her diet might be the cause. The regimen was accordingly carefully inquired into, when it appeared that porter from a neighbouring publican’s had been substituted for their own for some little time past. This proved to be bad, throwing down, when left to stand a few hours, a considerable sediment; it was discontinued; good sound ale taken instead; the infant again put to the breast, upon the milk of which it flourished, and never had another attack.

In the same way aperient medicine, taken by the mother, will act on the child’s bowels, through the effect which it produces upon her milk. This, however, is not the case with all kinds of purgative medicine, nor does the same purgative produce a like effect upon all children. It is well, therefore, for a parent to notice what aperient acts thus through her system upon that of her child, and what does not, and when an aperient becomes necessary for herself, unless she desire that the infant’s bowels be moved, to avoid the latter; if otherwise, she may take the former with good effect.

Again; the return of the monthly periods whilst the mother is a nurse always affects the properties of the milk, more or less, deranging the stomach and bowels of the infant. It will thus frequently happen, that a few days before the mother is going to be unwell, the infant will become fretful and uneasy; its stomach will throw up the milk, and its motions will be frequent, watery, and greenish. And then, when the period is fully over, the milk will cease to purge. It is principally in the early months, however, that the infant seems to be affected by this circumstance; for it will be generally found that although the milk is certainly impaired by it, being less abundant and nutritious, still, after the third or fourth month it ceases to affect the infant. Is then a mother, because her monthly periods return after her delivery, to give up nursing? Certainly not, unless the infant’s health is seriously affected by it; for she will generally find that, as the periods come round, by keeping the infant pretty much from the breast, during its continuance, and feeding him upon artificial food, she will prevent disorder of the child’s health, and be able in the intervals to nurse her infant with advantage. It must be added, however, that a wet- nurse is to be resorted to rather than any risk incurred of injuring the child’s health; and that, in every case, partial feeding will be necessary at a much earlier period than when a mother is not thus affected.

The milk may also be rendered less nutritive, and diminished in quantity, by the mother again becoming pregnant. In this case, however, the parent’s health will chiefly suffer, if she persevere in nursing; this, however, will again act prejudicially to the child. It will be wise, therefore, if pregnancy should occur, and the milk disagree with the infant, to resign the duties of a nurse, and to put the child upon a suitable artificial diet.

The infant that is constantly at the breast will always be suffering, more or less, from flatulence, griping, looseness of the bowels, and vomiting. This is caused by a sufficient interval not being allowed between the meals for digestion. The milk, therefore, passes on from the stomach into the bowels undigested, and the effects just alluded to follow. Time must not only be given for the proper digestion of the milk, but the stomach itself must be allowed a season of repose. This evil, then, must be avoided most carefully by the mother strictly adhering to those rules for nursing.

The bowels of the infant at the breast, as well as after it is weaned, are generally affected by teething. And it is fortunate that this is the case, for it prevents more serious affections. Indeed, the diarrhoea that occurs during dentition, except it be violent, must not be subdued; if, however, this is the case, attention must be paid to it. It will generally be found to be accompanied by a swollen gum; the freely lancing of which will sometimes alone put a stop to the looseness: further medical aid may, however, be necessary.

At the period of weaning.
————————

There is great susceptibility to derangements of the stomach and bowels of the child at the period when weaning ordinarily takes place, so that great care and judgment must be exercised in effecting this object. Usually, however, the bowels are deranged during this process from one of these causes; from weaning too early, from effecting it too suddenly and abruptly, or from over-feeding and the use of improper and unsuitable food. There is another cause which also may give rise to diarrhoea at this time, independently of weaning, viz. the irritation of difficult teething.

The substitution of artificial food for the breast-milk of the mother, at a period when the digestive organs of the infant are too delicate for this change, is a frequent source of the affections now under consideration.

The attempt to wean a delicate child, for instance, when only six months old, will inevitably be followed by disorder of the stomach and bowels. Unless, therefore, a mother is obliged to resort to this measure, from becoming pregnant, or any other unavoidable cause, if she consult the welfare of her child, she will not give up nursing at this early period.

Depriving the child at once of the breast, and substituting artificial food, however proper under due regulations such food may be, will invariably cause bowel complaints. Certain rules and regulations must be adopted to effect weaning safely, the details of which are given elsewhere.

If too large a quantity of food is given at each meal, or the meals are too frequently repeated, in both instances the stomach will become oppressed, wearied, and deranged; part of the food, perhaps, thrown up by vomiting, whilst the remainder, not having undergone the digestive process, will pass on into the bowels, irritate its delicate lining membrane, and produce flatulence, with griping, purging, and perhaps convulsions.

Then, again, improper and unsuitable food will be followed by precisely the same effects; and unless a judicious alteration be quickly made, remedies will not only have no influence over the disease, but the cause being continued, the disease will become most seriously aggravated.

It is, therefore, of the first importance to the well-doing of the child, that at this period, when the mother is about to substitute an artificial food for that of her own breast, she should first ascertain what kind of food suits the child best, and then the precise quantity which nature demands. Many cases might be cited, where children have never had a prescription written for them, simply because, these points having been attended to, their diet has been managed with judgment and care; whilst, on the other hand, others might be referred to, whose life has been hazarded, and all but lost, simply from injudicious dietetic management. Over-feeding, and improper articles of food, are more frequently productive, in their result, of anxious hours and distressing scenes to the parent, and of danger and loss of life to the child, than almost any other causes.

The irritation caused by difficult teething may give rise to diarrhoea at the period when the infant is weaned, independently of the weaning itself. Such disorder of the bowels, if it manifestly occur from this cause, is a favourable circumstance, and should not be interfered with, unless indeed the attack be severe and aggravated, when medical aid becomes necessary. Slight diarrhoea then, during weaning, when it is fairly traceable to the cutting of a tooth (the heated and inflamed state of the gum will at once point to this as the source of the derangement), is of no consequence, but it must not be mistaken for disorder arising from other causes. Lancing the gum will at once, then, remove the cause, and generally cure the bowel complaint.

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September 8

Tips On How To Keep Your Natural Beauty

Tips On How To Keep Your Natural Beauty

Looking good can be a full-time job, or you can stay beautiful the smart way. There is a variety of ways that you can make yourself look good without investing tons of time or money into the process. This article will help you take advantage of what beauty professionals already know.

If you are a balding man it may be time to try hair regrowth products. Many women find balding to be unattractive, and if you have the possibility to regrow your hair then it is worth the effort. Many of these products are not prohibitively expensive, so they are worth a try.

Smooth lotion over hair to reduce the static. If you find yourself out with nothing to use, grab the hand lotion you keep in your purse. Take a little bit and rub the palm of your hands together slightly, then run through your hair. This is a quick and easy fix.

You should always exfoliate thoroughly before using a “fake” tan. There are plenty of benefits to using a synthetic, “tan in a bottle” product. You can maximize these benefits and make the treatment last longer by exfoliating first. This gives the fake tan the ideal surface to latch onto and avoids wasting the product on dead skin you will soon slough off.

If you are diligent in your daily hygiene routine by brushing your teeth and using mouthwash, yet you still have a problem with bad breath, you must remember to floss, as well. Flossing dislodges bacteria that are between your teeth, which could be causing the odor problem. It is recommended you floss daily.

Protect your skin from the sun. If you spend a lot of times outdoors, which is a great idea, you’ve got to make sure you apply sunscreen as much as possible or cover your skin with loose fitting clothing. Sun exposure can lead to an older, leathery appearance that can be hard to repair.

Keep your skin, body, hair and nails looking great by eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. Providing your body with the vitamins and nutrients it needs is the most effective way to look your best. So, remember that beauty starts with healthy food choices while shopping for groceries.

Eating the right diet will dramatically improve the health and appearance of your skin, nails and hair. Eat blueberries, as they are great at improving skin’s elasticity. Consume plenty of strawberries, as they help to protect skin’s collagen and reduce wrinkles. Avocados are great because they contain folate, which helps aid in cell regeneration. Last, but not least, eat plenty of acai berries. Acai berries contain twice as many anti-oxidants as any other berry.

Looking good is an art as well as a science. The tips above are designed to help you understand what’s known about the science of beauty, as well as help you add your own personal touch, enabling you to look unique and interesting. Stop wasting time and money on beauty gimmicks and start looking good today.

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September 7

Foods To Avoid That Cause Bad Breath

Foods To Avoid That Cause Bad Breath

Did you know that there are specific foods that may lead to bad breath? This is because of volatile sulfur compounds – the culprit in causing bad breath!
For example, if food sits out too long it will spoil. That spoiling action is due to anaerobic bacteria breaking down proteins in that particular food. In milk, the odor of sour milk is caused by relatives of the bugs that create bad breath when they break down proteins in the milk (and basically in all dairy foods). A reaction takes place where ‘the bad breath bugs’ extract sulfur compounds from the amino acids in these proteins. Specifically, the amino acid Cysteine is converted to Hydrogen Sulfide (which has a rotten egg smell) and Methionine becomes Methyl Mercaptan (which smells like a cross between old socks and garlic). The same analogy applies to meat if it sits out too long.
Everyone knows that onions and garlic will create bad breath. But do you know why? It’s because the odorous molecules in onions and garlic are actually sulfur compounds themselves called Mercaptans. Sulfur is nature’s way of creating odors. You’re all familiar with the skunk. Its odor is created by a defense and/or attack mechanism. Skunk odor is made up of skatoles, which are naturally occurring sulfur compounds. In a similar fashion, bacteria in your mouth creates the volatile sulfur compounds of bad breath and taste disorders.
There are 4 food categories that will result in an increase of sulfur production because these categories have a stimulating affect on the bacteria that cause bad breath:
Drying Agents
Dense Protein Foods
Sugars
Acidic Foods
Let’s look closely at each of these food categories and how they stimulate bad breath!
DRYING AGENTS
The most common drying agent in food is alcohol. Alcohol of course, is the basis of all “adult” beverages such as beer, wine, and hard liquor. It is also used, unfortunately, in many mouthwashes you find in the grocery stores, which only makes a bad breath problem worse.
Alcohol, known chemically as a desiccant, is used quite often in laboratories to “dry out” hard to reach areas in test tubes and beakers. The same end result takes place in the oral cavity.
Although cigarettes are not really food, smoking is probably the quickest way to dry out your mouth, with alcohol being the second. If you smoke, you are bound to have bad breath!
DENSE PROTEIN FOODS
Dairy foods are notorious for creating bad breath. An article that appeared in the “Los Angeles Times” once noted that over 50% of the population in Southern California was “lactose intolerant”. With regards to bad breath, many of these people (numbering in the tens of millions) end up with more dense proteins available as bad breath fuel for the bacteria than those who have no problem with dairy foods like milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, etc. The end result is a buildup of amino acids, which are easily converted into volatile sulfur compounds by the anaerobic bacteria found within the surface of your tongue and throat.
To a lesser extent, people have the same problem with other types of food that are considered to be dense in protein such as beef, chicken, and fish.
Another problem, thankfully rare, has to do with people who have an inability to break down certain proteins found in beans. This condition is called TMA (Trimethylaminuria) and is sometimes known as the “Fish Odor Syndrome,” because the odor produced is similar to decaying fish. The odor consists of sulfur compounds, plus nitrogen compounds (amines). People with this condition must abstain from beans and other types of food that are dense in protein.
SUGARS
Wouldn’t it be great if we could get rid of bad breath by chewing on M&Ms? Or what if the cure for bad breath were Hershey Kisses?
That’s what the makers of Altoids would have you believe. Altoids, and other products of the same ilk, are trying to fool the public into believing that a strong “good” taste in your mouth is equivalent to the “freshness” of your breath. This is so anti-scientific it’s absurd! If you think about it for a minute, it really doesn’t make any sense.
By using concentrated mint flavorings, your taste buds pick up mint as a taste. However, Altoids contains two types of sugar which again, are a fuel for the bacteria to reproduce and create more sulfur compounds – thus bad breath. In addition, the frightening part is that other bacteria can take the sugars and produce glycan strands, which in turn end up causing thick layers of plaque on the enamel of your teeth and around your gums. This leads to tooth decay and gum disease – and you guessed it – worse breath than you started with!
Since you can’t smell your own breath, you just go merrily along with that great strong mint taste in your mouth, while others close to you are backing away – backing away from your increased bad breath, decayed teeth, and gross, swollen, bleeding gums!
Stay away from candies, mints, and chewing gum if they contain sugar! Instead, let me recommend an alternative created by TheraBreath called the TheraBreath Oxygenating Chewing Gum (www.therabreath.com/products.asp?CAT=5). It releases Oxygen molecules directly into your mouth and also contains the antibacterial agent, Zinc Gluconate. This agent is found in many cold medications. In addition it contains Xylitol, which is a natural sweetening agent with an anti-decay compound.
ACIDIC FOODS
Foods with a high acidic content are a problem as well. pH is a term used to describe the acidity of an environment. The oral cavity has a normal pH of 6.5 (7 is considered neutral). Some of the foods you should watch out for are coffee and many citrus juices. Both decaffeinated and regular coffee contain acids. However, tea is okay. Among the citrus juices the ones with the highest acidic content include tomato juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, and grapefruit juice.
We know that acids make the bacteria reproduce much faster. In order to decrease the production of odorous sulfur compounds, the acid environment needs to be neutralized.
What can you learn from all this? Avoiding foods that contribute to, if not cause, bad breath is vital if you want to have clean fresh breath. While this is a difficult task, being aware of these bad breath causing elements is the first step in developing confidence in your breath. In addition, it is important to use oral care products that are free of alcohol, sugar, and that also have a high pH level.

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September 7

Look Great, Feel Great: Perfect Beauty Tips (3)

Look Great, Feel Great: Perfect Beauty Tips

Some people may argue that beauty pageants are degrading to women, but nothing can be further from the truth. Beauty pageants do a lot of good, such as having scholarship programs and helping with community issues. Read on for some tips and tricks to enhancing your natural beauty.

A great way to make small eyes appear to look much bigger is to steer clear of dark shades of eye shadow. Begin by using a nude base as a foundation, and then use a shadow that is one or two shades darker than the foundation in the crease. After blend the color up towards the brow by using your finger.

Don’t think you need to cut off your hair every time you’re bored with its style. Sometimes it’s easy to lack imagination when faced with hair that has outgrown its former style. One easy trick to try is to part it in different ways. You may be shocked how much you like it.

Massaging your temples and the surrounding areas on a regular basis, can help to remove deep shadows and stubborn bags. Use your favorite moisturizer and rub in thoroughly. This will help to fade the dark coloring of the tissue, by improving circulation in the area, and it will give you a more refreshed look.

Many women like to use concealer under their foundation. If you’ve run out of concealer, or can’t find it, look inside the cap of your foundation. Liquid and lotion foundations tend to collect and thicken inside the cap and will work well in a pinch as an emergency concealer.

If you are a balding man it may be time to try hair regrowth products. Many women find balding to be unattractive, and if you have the possibility to regrow your hair then it is worth the effort. Many of these products are not prohibitively expensive, so they are worth a try.

Avoid licking your lips. When you constantly lick your lips, rather than become moist, they actually dry out. Try carrying a lip balm or gloss in your pocket or purse, and put it on anytime you feel like doing some licking. You will soon find your lips in beautiful condition.

To help your lip gloss last longer, apply lip liner first. Fill in your whole lip with the liner before putting on your gloss. With the liner applied, the gloss will have something to stick to, which will help it stay on all day long. For the best effect, use a liner close to the natural color of your lip.

If you have dry skin, or older looking skin, you need to be exfoliating on a weekly basis. You should also do this if you are applying any kind of tanning lotion. You want to exfoliate first to get the most out of the tanning lotion you are using.

As stated at the beginning of this article, some people view beauty pageants as degrading to women, and think they should be stopped. After reading this article, hopefully, you will agree that this is the furthest thing from the truth. Beauty pageants build confidence in young women and improve relationships within the community, making them extremely beneficial and worth keeping around.

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September 6

The Many Bacteria in Your Mouth

The Many Bacteria in Your Mouth

When I wake up in the morning I brush my teeth before I sleep at night I brush my teeth. Why? Well it is because I like to think of my mouth as clean and I like to feel the cleanliness of my teeth with my tongue. Don’t you like to think of your mouth as a clean place? I was astonished to lean that just because my mouth felt “clean” didn’t mean it was sterile. The best oral hygiene strategy in the world cannot rid the mouth of bacteria and in my opinion this is not always bad (more about this later).

Think about the environment that is your mouth dark, wet, and warm. This climate with the occasional meal running through it is probably one of the best places bacteria have to live. It has been estimated that the average human mouth has over 400 species if bacteria, their combined populations total to billions and billions of distinctive organisms, (Stevens J. It’s a jungle in there. BioScience, 1996:46:1-5).

The good news is that most oral bacteria are not harmful. Many oral bacteria are helpful. This is definitely good news! What this means is that we need not worry about eliminating all bacteria in our mouths. Some mouth washes do eliminate all bacteria for a short amount of time, but this is not necessarily safe.

What xylitol enables us to do is to focus killing specific bacteria – such as S. Mutants, the biggest bacterial culprit when it comes to tooth decay. Still other bacteria cause periodontal disease which attack the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth.

Why fight S. Mutants?

They turn sucrose into acid.
It is important to focus on controlling S. Mutants. S. Mutants ferment carbohydrates and sugars into an acid. Grapes are fermented into wine, but sucrose is fermented into a much less palatable product- lactic acid. Our pH level decreases in our mouths shortly after the consumption of sucrose based candy and chewing of gum.

Acid eats away tooth enamel.
Although tooth enamel is a very hard tissue, it is very vulnerable to acid. Acid produced by bacteria breaks away tooth enamel much like acid rain corrodes marble structures. Tooth decay caused by acid is called demineralization.

Demineralization constantly occurs very slowly while it is constantly balanced by remineralization. Teeth are able to remodel themselves by adding minerals-especially calcium- into the enamel. However, remineralization may only occur when conditions inside of the mouth are not too acidic.

As long as the mouth’s pH level is not too acidic, the mouth is able to cover newly formed small cavities with new enamel. Although they may not be able to completely fill a hole of a cavity it usually is able to seal the cavity from further erosion. Remineralization cannot succeed when acid producing S. Mutants are not kept under control.

As you may have noticed our body as an method for fighting cavities on its own, all we need to do is empower our own bodies to heal it self.

S. mutants thrive in an acidic environment.
Not all bacteria can survive in an acidic environment. S. Mutants are able to. S. Mutants secrete acid themselves and are able to live in acid. In a way, it is survival of the fittest- the acidic environment that S. Mutants create allows them to be able to take over environments unto themselves by killing other weaker and less harmful bacteria with their acid. This is the method in which S. Mutants are able to become stronger, they kill all the competition and multiply.

They turn sucrose into sticky plaque.
As I have mentioned before many bacteria are not harmful. They can be easily washed out of the mouth with saliva or food. Saliva balances acid because it contains alkaline properties. Acid produced by bacteria like S. Mutants is not harmful until it has concentrated a specific area which is exactly why sucrose can be devastating to your teeth.

Sucrose is the only carbohydrate that can be changed by S. Mutants into polysaccharides. When the S. Mutans secrete this type of carbohydrate they are covered with a sweet and sticky substance. This allows them to stick to anything- especially dental enamel.

Polysaccharides produced from sucrose hold bacterial colonies together that form dental plaque. We all know that plaque is harmful and leads to cavities. Plaque forms at the surface of the tooth. Plaque actually helps bacteria and acid by protecting it from saliva, which could neutralize the acid on contact. Instead, the acid is allowed to eat away at the tooth.

They store sucrose.
Dental plaque breaks down sucrose quickly. Lactic acid levels increase quickly when any piece of sucrose candy or gum is put in the mouth. Bacteria can unfortunately store sucrose inside of polysaccharide cells to use when we are eating less sugar.

This is why we brush, floss, and now eat and chew xylitol. What is xylitol? Well in short it provides a non sticky surface on your teeth allowing this plaque to slip on by, never clinging and thus never eating at your teeth. To read more about xylitol see my article called “Xylitol the Cure for Caries”.

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September 6

Learn How To Fight Hair Loss Like A Professional 4

Learn How To Fight Hair Loss Like A Professional

As far as hair removal treatments go, you have lasers, creams, gels, pills, and all other types of remedies. For growing hair; however, your options are a bit more constrained. There are some working methods out there, but it’s hard to weed through the garbage. Read up on these working solutions to hair loss.

If you have tried everything, you can help regrow hair from hair loss, you may want to consider surgery. There are a variety of different surgery options, and all of them are non-invasive. The most common is a microscopic follicular unit transplant, in which a doctor transplant follicular units to the bald area.

Mix aloe vera with your shampoo and use it daily. Aloe vera is a miracle plant that has many different healing properties. By mixing aloe vera with your shampoo it will help prevent further hair loss and can also encourage growth back to the hair loss area.

To avoid thinning hair and hair loss, get enough antioxidants. Antioxidants are good for a lot of things, including improving the immune system and ridding the body of toxins, and when your body works better, it has more resources to devote to keeping every part of you healthy — including your hair.

To lower your risk of hair loss, avoid severe stress. Excessive emotional stress can actually cause hair loss, and the only way to prevent this type of hair loss, and to reverse the effects, is to stop being stressed out. Fortunately, it is possible to identify and alleviate most of the stress in your life. You may need to pass some responsibilities onto others in order to do this.

There are certain types of shampoos you can buy to aid in the prevention of hair loss, so these are a great option to look in to. Not only may these products help you to re-grow your hair, but they are also designed to be gentle on your scalp while cleansing your hair, so it’s really a two-in-one product.

Make sure to avoid shampoo products that contain a lot of chemicals. These types of shampoos not only dry your hair out but lead to split ends and a damaged scalp. The next time you go to the drug store, purchase a shampoo that is made up of natural ingredients.

See your doctor. Before resigning yourself to thinning hair, consult with your primary care physician. There are numerous conditions from hypothyroidism to vitamin deficiencies that could be the cause of your hair loss. If the hair loss is due to an underlying condition, treating the condition is often enough to restore hair growth.

To avoid causing hair thinning through hair styling, avoid hair tools and treatments that get extremely hot. Curling irons, curlers and hair dryers, for instance, can all damage hair and cause thinning, and can cause the skin on your scalp to become dry or overly oily, which can affect your chances of developing hair issues. Use lower heat settings or avoid heated hair styling tools completely to prevent heat-related hair thinning.

Now that you know a little bit more about your options, you can begin to implement these tips, and work toward regaining that full head of hair you once had. Whether you’re thinning up top or are legitimately bald, these tips can work wonders for you if you only use them correctly.

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September 5

Home Remedies for Curing Bad Breath

Home Remedies for Curing Bad Breath

Summary: There are halitosis sufferers who tried home remedies for curing bad breath and claim they worked!

Who would want to have bad breath or halitosis? I don’t think anybody would want to have bad breath. Unfortunately, no matter how much we hated to have one if we do not take good care our oral and dental health, it is possible that we can have bad breath. But, do not think that proper oral and dental hygiene is the only reason for your bad breath. Of course not! There are several factors that can affect the odor of your precious mouth. Whatever the reasons maybe for your bad breath condition, it has to be cured. Before you buy any over the counter remedies, try and see if home remedies for curing bad breath work for you.

Curing bad breath need not to be expensive. There are lots home remedies for curing bad breath that you can take advantage of. These home remedies for curing bad breath may or may not work for you, but there are halitosis sufferers who are cured from these home remedies.

Some of the home remedies for curing bad breath that might solve your problem include:
o Brushing your teeth properly and regularly. Brushing your teeth is best done in the morning, every after meal, and before bead time. Don’t forget also to include brushing your tongue every time you brush your teeth. In doing so, you will fresh health teeth and gums, not to mention fresh breath.
o Flossing can help remover the deep seated food particles in between your teeth. These food particles if not taken will form into plaque and become the breeding ground of odor-causing bacteria. Dental floss should be one of your “tools” in your oral and dental kit.
o You may use mouthwash, but avoid those that have alcohol and dyes.
o Chewing mint leaves will give you fresh breath, especially after eating certain foods that give odor to your mouth like raw onions and garlic. This might give you temporary relief, still it helps remove bad odor in your mouth.
o Gargle with a cup of lukewarm water mixed with baking soda.
o Chew and entire clove or keep it in your mouth if you find it too spicy. It’s good for bad breath.
o Dip your tooth brush into baking soda and brush your teeth using it as your toothpaste. After that, you can brush again your teeth with toothpaste this time to give your breath fresh scent. This is best done in the morning and in the evening before bed time.
o Gargle a cup of lukewarm water mixed with salt or half a lemon juice. This is also best done before going to bed.
o Tea tree oil can also be used as your toothpaste or mouthwash. Put a few drops of tea tree oil on your toothbrush alone or top it with toothpaste, and then brush your teeth. You can use it as a mouthwash to help keep your gums healthy. Tea tree oil can also cure gum disease, which is possibly the cause of your bad breath. You can even soak your dental floss in tea tree oil.

Keeping your mouth smelling fresh and healthy will take a lot of effort, especially if you already have bad breath. Try and use any of the home remedies for curing bad breath listed above. Some works to other bad breath sufferers, they might work for you, too.

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