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When I first heard about the Jen Fe Fat Loss Diet Patches from Nexagen, I was skeptical. I don't believe in miracle weight loss cures and short-cuts. I believe in healthy weight loss by lifestyle changes. And I know that there are lots of diet scams and useless diet aid out there, giving false hope and wasting people's time and hard earned money.But people all around me who had tried unsucessfully to lose weight and change to a healthier lifestyle and diet, were suddenly ...

Product Review -- The Jen Fe Fat Diet Patches From Nexagen

Product Review -- The Jen Fe Fat Diet Patches From NexagenWhen I first heard about the Jen Fe Fat Loss Diet Patches from Nexagen, I was skeptical. I don't believe in miracle weight loss cures and short-cuts. I believe in healthy "weight loss" by lifestyle changes. And I know that there are lots of diet scams and useless diet aid out there, giving false hope and wasting people's time and hard earned money.But people all around me who had tried unsucessfully to lose weight and change to a healthier lifestyle and diet, were suddenly losing weight. Not only were they dropping several pounds a week, but they had extra energy (without being jittery) and were even sleeping better. What was going on? I began to do some research. ( I don't recommend a product without a lot of thought and research!)Here is what I found...First I was skeptical that a transdermal patch would even work to get a substance through the skin and into the body. But I learned that the skin is actually a permeable organ that allows some things to enter the body, while blocking other. Some substances that the skin especially likes to pass on to the body are fat-soluble substances such as vitamins A, D, E, and K, as well as steroid hormones such as estrogen. Pharmaceutical companies use this knowledge to find ways to make patches that will deliver medication into the body through the skin. The substances enter the bloodstream through the capillary networks in the skin, and spread throughout the body.The medical community is becoming excited about patches, since they give a constant amount of medication, instead of dumping in too much and letting it wear off, then doing it again, the way oral medication works. Patches are now being used to deliver a number of therapeutic drugs. These include estrogen, scopolamine (motion sickness), nitroglycerin (heart problems), and nicotine (for those trying to quit smoking).I became convinced that patches, in general, can and do work. So the question is now whether the substances the patch is sending into the body are effective or not. This is the reason that most diet patches do not work. They are using inferior or useless ingredients. Some diet patch companies have even been prosecuted for running scams.What about the ingredients in the Jen Fe "Fat Loss" Diet Patch and the Jen Fe Power Patch (a stronger version of the original Fat Loss Patch)?The Jen Fe Power Patch features a natural blend of patented ingredients--ForsLean, the herb Guarana (Paullina cupana), ChromeMate (an effective, natural form of chromium poly-nicotinate), Cosmoperine, 5-HTP and diiodotyrosine.ForsLean, an extract of the herb Coleus Forskohlii, which contains an active ingredient in it called forskolin. This herb has been used in ayruvedic medicine for many years. Forskolin has been shown to not only enhance fat burning, but it may also inhibit fat storage from occurring. Another way that forskolin may allow for fat loss to occur is by stimulating thyroid hormone production and release. Thyroid hormone controls metabolism and can enhance metabolic rate, which may translate into more fat loss.Forskolin does not have dangerous side effects such as increased blood pressure, heart palpitatations, nervousness and jitteriness, like ephedrine does.Another benefit of forskolin is that it stimulates the digestive enzymes, which can allow individuals to digest and assimilate their food better. It has been shown to increase nutrient absorption in the small intestine as well.ChromeMate is an effective, natural form of "chromium poly-nicotinate" , a popular and well researched diet supplement which is linked with the B-vitamin niacin. An essential trace mineral, Chromium helps the body burn calories, promotes fat and weight loss and preserves lean tissues. Chromium helps the body normalize itself metabolically, and sets the stage for safe and steady weight loss. Chromium may also help control sugar cravings.The herb Guarana (Paullina cupana) is a great source of the energizing, fat-mobilizing substance caffeine. A small amount of caffeine from this herb helps the body move fats out of storage and into the blood where they can serve as a source of energy. Using fat for energy spares the sugar in muscles and the liver, and helps keep up muscle strength and endurance during your diet. Caffeine also helps to increase epinephrine (adrenalin) levels in the blood. Epinephrine boosts attention, alertness, blood sugar and energy, while damping appetite. The caffeine in one Jen Fe Next Diet Patch is about the same as you would find in an average-sized cup of tea.Aside from caffeine, Guarana is a rich source of epicathechin and proanthocyanidins. Epicathechin is recognized as the potent antioxidant and health-protector in green tea, while the benefits of proanthocyanidins in red wine are widely known. In addition to protective effects, epicatechin itself boosts metabolism and calorie burning.Cosmoperine, the active ingredient of black pepper and long pepper, allows the Jen Fe Next Patch to offer increased delivery and patch performance without compromising factors like gentleness or skin irritation. Homeopathically potentiated thyreodinum extract also helps maintain the careful balance Jen Fe Next Patch is known for.Diiodotyrosine, a building block for T3 and T4, can assist the thyroid gland to maintain its function and help preserve lean muscle. Thyroid function is critical to metabolism and weight management. During dieting, the body inevitably slows down production of the thyroid glands hormones T3 and T4 in an attempt to keep the body in equilibrium. Dieters are forced to reduce calorie intake to the point where the body starts to use muscle glycogen as a source of energy.5- HTP is an amino acid produced by the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia that acts as a natural and powerful appetite suppressant. What makes 5-HTP most remarkable is that it suppresses the appetite cravings for carbohydrate calories, but not protein or fat calories, making 5-HTP ideal for those on low-carbohydrate diets.All these dynamic ingredients are absorbed slowly through the skin to stimulate your bodys metabolism. The result is a safe and easy way for you to increase your energy levels and, with proper diet and exercise, achieve a whole new level of wellness!Well, after going through all this research, it didn't take me long to sign up with Nexagen (although you don't need to sign up as a distributor to get the products.) And as the pounds begin to come off, I haven't regretted a minute of it

Sports hernia information and treatment

Sports hernia information and treatment

Sports people are used to hearing often about hernia problems. The most common types of hernia that occur when practicing sports are inguinal hernia and sports hernia, referred to by some doctors as 'Gilmore's groin'. When you get inguinal hernia tissue from the intestine pushes through the abdominal wall, because of a weakness in the inguinal canal (the inguinal canal is the 'tube' situated between the thigh and the abdomen, and which has the role of transmitting the testes or the round ligament while the organism is still young). Many soccer players suffer from hernia because the pelvic region is put through great torsional loads while playing soccer. A lot of older players have either "sports hernia" or Gilmore's groin. The second may be undetectable in the beginning, causing only a little pain when you get in and out of bed, but allowing you to perform the normal daily activities. As time passes the situation gets worse and eventually surgical intervention is required. Sports hernia symptoms are pain when performing sports and when performing certain movements like suddenly turning and turning. This pain spreads to the testicles at men.It is recommended not to perform any sporting activities if you are suffering from Gilmore's groin, in the early phases of the illness, because as it progresses, you will not be able to perform any sporting activities because of the pain.Sports hernia treatment can be done with the help of a physiotherapist and it involves the strengthening of the muscles, but also you must take a break from playing sports while the treatment is done. In some cases surgery is needed, but successful surgery depends on many factors and you must also carefully follow a rehabilitation program. This program forbids sudden twisting and moving, and concentrates on slowly improving the stability and flexibility of the pelvic muscles. After two weeks you can start jogging, and in about six weeks the program will be over and you can return to your normal activities without any problem.

Dealing with Bunions En Pointe

Dealing with Bunions En Pointe

Many girls who start on pointe are scared that they will get bunions from doing pointe work. Pointe work will not 'cause' bunions, however if you do have a family predisposition to bunions (check out your Mother and Grandmothers feet!) then wearing ill fitting shoes (whether they are street shoes or pointe shoes) may hasten their development.People usually say that they have a bunion if they start getting a lump out at the base of the big toe. You can get a 'pseudo' bunion by the rubbing of the pointe shoe if the wings are too short and do not come up to the level of the big toe joint, or wear a very narrow box. This causes the toes to be squashed together, and the ball of the foot sits above the box, rather than being supported within it. Often picking a shoe with longer wings and a wider box will help reduce pressure on the area, and the irritation will subside...A real bunion is when the end part of the big toe begins to angle in towards the other toes, and the knuckle of the toe (head of the first metatarsal) drifts away from the second metatarsal. The protruding piece of bone thickens and often gets red and irritated. Sometimes it may feel hot.Several things are often present in the physical examination of a dancer with bunions.1) Often she has quite mobile feet but tends to overturn the feet in first and fifth positions.2) She may have good turnout range, but may not have the strength to use it in standing and when dancing.3) If this is the case, when she is standing the rolling in of the feet puts pressure on the inner edge of the big toe and this encourages the drift towards the second toe.4) If she has good turnout range she often walks with the feet slightly turned out, and rolls off the inner edge of the big toe, rather than pushing off from the underneath part of it.5) The muscles that support her arch are usually too weak to support the foot, and especially the one under her big toe (Flexor Hallucis Brevis) is unable to assist the movement from demi to full pointe.6) There is often an isolated restriction in mobility between the top end of the first metatarsal and the mid foot bones (Cuneiforms).7) If there is reduced mobility of the big joint when attempting to go onto demi pointe, this often results in either sickling in, or sickling out en demi-pointe8) The metatarsal of the big toe is often rotated in, and angled out away from the second metatarsal.9) She may demonstrate poor pelvic stability, with the thigh, knee and foot rotating inwards with single knee bends in parallel.Depending on how many of the above points are true for the dancer, she should commence a series of exercises based on turnout strength, arch control and control of the intrinsic muscles of the feet. Many exercises to target these areas are described in detail, with photos in The Perfect Pointe Book. (www.theperfectpointebook.com/index2.html)The dancer with bunions often needs mobilization of the mid foot to help re align the toe correctly, and then taping and padding in the shoe to keep the toe in alignment. There are various taping techniques that can be used to help the dancer with bunions. Many people use toe separators, and this may help prevent the big toe from crossing the second toe, however it does not solve the real problem. It is preferable to tape under the head of the first metatarsal, before drawing the tape up and over the knuckle, de-rotating the first metatarsal. The tape is then wrapped around the big toe. This often helps align the toe more correctly in the shoe. A tape can also be used to keep the head of the first metatarsal in closer to the second, to reduce the sideways drift. Any padding should be in a donut configuration so as to distribute the pressure to the area around the bunion, rather than to increase the pressure on the already tender area. Create custom designed shapes by cutting pieces out of a simple foam rubber shoe inner sole that you can buy from the supermarket. They are cheap, comfy, and you can even get deodorizing ones. Cut a circle larger than the inflamed area, and then remove the center portion so that there is no increased pressure on the inflamed area. Adhere the padding onto the foot to keep it in place with thin hypoallergenic white tape so that it does not slide around when dancing.Having a family history of developing bunions is not a barrier to commencing pointe work; however the dancer must take special care of her feet to avoid early development of this often painful condition.

The Old People On Steroids Have Real Benefits

The Old People On Steroids Have Real Benefits

Steroids are the synthetic hormones that are derived from testosterone, the MVP in maturity and body growth. These steroids have several anabolic and androgenic properties and thus often called anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids play important role in anabolism that is the metabolic process, which builds larger molecules from smaller ones. Anabolic steroids are known as androgenic anabolic steroids (AAS) in medical terms. These steroids boost cell growth and cell division that result in growth of tissues, muscles, and bones. There are stacks of anabolic steroids available on the market. Some of the widely known anabolic steroids include Anadrol (oxymetholone), Dianabol (methandrostenolone), Testosterone, Anadur (nandrolone hexylphenylpropionate), Anavar (oxandrolone), Andriol (testosterone undecanoate), AndroGel (testosterone), Cheque Drops (mibolerone), and Danocrine (danozol). Anabolic steroids are used for various medical purposes. These drugs are legally available under prescriptions. The old or elderly people on steroids have real benefits of steroids. The aged "people on steroids" can live healthy life during later years of their lives. According to Dr. Alan Mintz, the founder of the Las Vegas-based Cenegenics Medical Institute, steroids are wonderful medicines; the elderly people on steroids can live healthy life in later years. These medicines have tremendous benefits, if they are used in the right way and right time; certainly, a 20 or 25 years athlete or sports person doesnt need to use steroids. The old people on steroids have real benefits of these drugs when their bodies do not secrete enough testosterone. Medically, anabolic steroids are often used to treat the conditions, such as delayed puberty and some types of impotence, which are associated with the low secretion of testosterone in body. These drugs are also used for a number of medical purposes, such as bone growth stimulation, appetency, and muscle development. They are also used to treat chronic wasting disease, such as AIDS and cancer.However, anabolic steroids are often abused. Jocks often use them performance enhancing drugs. Such people on steroids just abuse steroids and take over doses of steroids. Such people on steroids may experience serious side effects and serious consequences.

Get A Jump On Healthy Water Fun

During the warmer months, it can seem like there's water, water everywhere-the beach, the pool, the lake, the sea shore. Before you make a splash, health experts suggest you get a jump on healthy water fun and get the facts about swimmer's ear.Swimmer's ear is a very common and painful infection of the outer ear canal. When water gets into the ear, it can become trapped in the ear canal, turning the area moist and spongy and allowing bacteria to grow. Most frequently, swimmer's ear develops with consistent, extended exposure to water. For this reason, swimmer's ear is very common during the summer months, and most often in older children and young adults. Yet, swimmer's ear can occur at any time of the year with excessive water exposure, or in humid or tropical climates. Other common causes of swimmer's ear include skin problems, such as flaky skin within the ear canal, or the insertion of foreign objects into the ear, both of which can lead to infection.The most outstanding symptom of swimmer's ear is severe ear pain that gets worse when the earlobe is touched or moved. Often there is itching in the ear canal before the pain begins and there also may be a milky discharge from the ear opening. Hearing may decrease in the affected ear if pus in the ear canal or swelling of the ear canal blocks passage of sound into the ear.The swimmer's ear treatment most commonly prescribed by ear doctors and pediatricians is an ear drop called Ciprodex Otic Suspension. This unique treatment combines two medications-one is an anti-inflammatory medication to reduce the pain and swelling of swimmer's ear, and the other is a potent antibiotic that eliminates the infection. While most other antibiotic ear drops need to be used for 10 days, Ciprodex Otic is used just twice a day for only seven days, and it can be used in children as young as six months. Some of the most common side effects associated with this ear drop are pruritis, ear debris and superimposed ear infections.To prevent swimmer's ear, don't place small objects in your ears. After any water exposure, dry the ears thoroughly but gently. Ear plugs can be used to help keep water out of your ears.Experts recommend that when swimmer's ear strikes visit your doctor to determine the best treatment option for you.

Steps to a great SELF-ADMINSTERED SCALP MASSAGE

A SELF-ADMINSTERED SCALP MASSAGE is a great way to enhance hair health. Scalp massages not only feel good, they enhance hair health by improving circulation and allowing more blood to flow to the scalp area. This eventually leads to shinier, healthier hair.The first step is to decide if you want to use scalp oil. The best oils for a SELF-ADMINISTERED SCALP MASSAGE depend on your needs. First, choose an oil such as olive oil, sweet almond oil, or jojoba oil to use as a base. Then, pick the appropriate essential oils. For example, tea tree and lavender are often used for dandruff, rosemary and peppermint are sometimes used for hair loss, and chamomile and rose are often used if you are experiencing excess dryness. For each tablespoon of base oil you use, add two drops of essential oil. For each tablespoon of base oil you use, add two drops of essential oil.The next step to a successful "SELF-ADMINISTERED SCALP MASSAGE" is to brush your hair. This helps detangle the hair, adds some shine, and loosens any flakes that are attached to the scalp. The best brush to use before your will depend on your hair type. Long, straight hair requires a different brush than short, curly hair. Bend from the waist and brush your hair upside-down. This improves scalp circulation and helps give the hair more body.To begin the SELF-ADMINSTERED SCALP MASSAGE. Place a small amount of the scalp oil on your fingers. Bend from the waist to allow MORE BLOOD FLOW TO SCALP. Touch the pads of your fingers firmly to the scalp area near your temples. Massage in a circular motion your hairline gradually working your way around the entire scalp. Add more oil to your fingers when necessary.After you use all the oil, warm a dry towel for a few seconds in the microwave and place it on your head. Let the oil set for at least ten minutes. Try not to do anything during that time. Just lie down, close your eyes, and listen to relaxing music. This allows the oils to absorb into your hair and scalp to give it added moisture.When ten minutes are up, you will need to shampoo and condition your hair to wash out the SELF-ADMINISTERED SCALP MASSAGE oil. Gently brush your hair first to release any tangles. When you shampoo, keep in mind that you may need to lather up twice to get rid of all the oil. Follow up with a moisturizing conditioner. If your hair and scalp are extremely dry, leave the oil in overnight and shampoo and condition your hair in the morning.Try to perform a SELF-ADMINISTERED SCALP MASSAGE once a week. If done regularly, you will notice that your hair is shinier and stronger and has a lot more body. You may want to vary the essential oils as your needs change. Just make sure to do your research. Some essential oils may be harmful and/or cause allergic reactions. Also, certain oils are not to be used if pregnant or nursing.

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When I first heard about the Jen Fe Fat Loss Diet Patches from Nexagen, I was skeptical. I don't believe in miracle weight loss cures and short-cuts. I believe in healthy weight loss by lifestyle changes. And I know that there are lots of diet scams and useless diet aid out there, giving false hope and wasting people's time and hard earned money.But people all around me who had tried unsucessfully to lose weight and change to a healthier lifestyle and diet, were suddenly ...