Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Breakfast at Your Desk: Eat Your ... Collagen

I recently read a fascinating post on a health blog about the collagen-rich foods that may do your body--and your skin!--good. Here's a few you can enjoy for breakfast ...

Sara Reistad-Long, a blogger I know over at SvelteGourmand posted something fascinating about collagen in foods recently: "A few years ago I wrote a short piece for Gourmet about 'Collagen Cuisine,'" she writes. "Since collagen is what keeps our skin looking young (it's what facial injectables are made of), the idea here is to eat it. Kind of like that obscure rock band, it's something that's, well, really big in Japan. There, they serve it up in fortified foods (marshmallows seem to be extra popular) as well as elaborately prepared natural sources (mostly pigs' feet). The crazy part is that research suggests this might have some benefit."

Friday, April 5, 2013

10 Tips to Lower Blood Pressure and Reduce Cholesterol - Naturally

1. MANAGE STRESS: Although stress is a normal part of the human experience, it is how we manage stress. Stress and anxiety cause chemicals to be released into your body, raise your blood pressure and cause a reduction of blood flow to your heart. Most people in Stage 1 or 2 of adrenal fatigue typically have elevated blood pressure secondary to increased cortisol and adrenaline. Those with hypertension should always rule out heavy metal toxicity. Excessive stress will elevate LDL cholesterol levels as well.

Winning Formulas to Relax and Manage Stress:

* Prioritize - write down your priorities

* Breathe - Full, deep belly breathing. Start with a minimum of two minutes every day and gradually increase to ten minutes daily.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Breakfast At Your Desk: Have Some Pomegranate Juice This Week!

Do you have some sort of juice every morning at breakfast? There's nothing wrong with our old pal OJ, but pomegranates are in season (and they're so antioxidant-rich!), so why don't we all have a little pom juice? Here's some ideas...

I loved reading Jacqueline's cute post over at Pham Fatale about her mother-in-law's pomegranate-loving ways:

"My mother-in-law is a pomegranate juicing expert," she wrote. "I watch her every day lovingly peeling, seeding and juicing pomegranates for an hour for her husband. She goes through so many pomegranates that the two trees on the property don't produce enough fruit for her. You may wonder why she doesn't just buy commercially prepared pomegranate juice, but once you try it at home you'll know the difference. The commercial varieties (even those with 100% juice) are prepared from concentrate, which definitely affects the flavor. My mother-in-law is actually so fanatical about the flavor of the pomegranates that she takes a knife to the grocery store, buys one, and makes sure it is sweet before buying a lot more."

Friday, March 29, 2013

Breast Augmentation - A Simple Guide to Incision Options

Choosing from the variety of breast augmentation incision options is one of the toughest decisions a woman will face prior to surgery. Finding the right placement site deals with more than just scaring; rather, the right placement can affect everything from reduced pain and recovery time to more long term issues such as breastfeeding problems and nipple sensation.

For this reason, a woman must educate herself on breast augmentation placement options prior to surgery. The following article will outline some of the various locations as well as the pros and cons surrounding that choice.

1. Inframammary Incision-The location of this scar remains hidden under the fold at the bottom of the breast.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Hypothyroidism is a disease caused by the deficiency of the thyroid hormone. This occurs usually due to a malfunctioning thyroid gland. Read on to know more about the causes and treatment of this disease in dogs...

The thyroid gland, located near the base of the neck, is responsible for producing thyroxine, a hormone that regulates the metabolic activities of animals. Hypothyroidism is a disease that is caused by lower or insufficient production of the thyroid hormone. It is a common health problem that equally affects both male and female dogs.


Hypothyroidism is usually caused by the impairment of the thyroid gland, when it fails to produce and release adequate amount of hormones required to carry out metabolic activities. Sometimes, the damage of this gland is done by the dog's own immune system and this condition is known as autoimmune thyroiditis. In this condition, the cells of the thyroid gland are destroyed by the immune system. At other times, it is caused by atrophy of the thyroid tissues and the consequent invasion of these tissues by fats.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Physical Damage to the Hard Drive - Opt for Professional Hard Disk Recovery Services for Safe Recovery

Hard disk professionals can easily recover data from crashed hard drive.

Whether a office computer or a home laptop, hard disk of the system stores many personal, business critical and secret financial information of yours. Many times, it becomes practically impossible to take regular backup of the important data and we end of loosing our valuable data to some accidental/intentional deletion, virus attack, power surge, liquid spill-over or any physical jerk to the storage media resulting in mechanical/electrical/firmware failure. In such situations of physical damage to the storage media advanced hard disk recovery services can help you recover back your seemingly lost or inaccessible data back.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

10 Tips To Lose Belly Fat

There are no magic tips to lose belly fat. Despite what all the marketing and advertising might have you believe. But there are sensible tips to lose belly fat, and you should stick with those if you want to be successful!

10 Tips To Lose Belly Fat

Develop a plan that you can stick with. This is a commitment and you need to see it through. So make sure that what you are signing up for is something that you can handle and that you will be able to manage it with everything else going on in your life. This is one of the most important tips to lose belly fat, but is often overlooked!

Write down your plan. This sounds simple, but it is easy to get sidetracked and you need a daily reference point to stay on plan.