What is the truth about stretch marks? There are quite a number of myths about these marks and it’s time to clear up some things about them.
You get them from scratching any area that is rapidly expanding either due to pregnancy or weight gain. Odd as it seems women, especially pregnant women, are often cautioned not to “scratch” itchy areas for the fear of developing stretch marks. This is simply not true. Stretch marks may be caused by a number of things but scratching simply isn’t one of them. These marks, medically known as striae, may develop due to constant pressure on the skin through rapid stretching. The skin is normally very resilient when it comes to stretching but when coupled with hormonal changes in the body the collagen fibers may become vulnerable enough to break. In the case of pregnant women, the hormones that are responsible for softening the ligaments in the pelvic region to allow passage to the baby are also the same hormones that make the collagen on your skin more prone to breakage. The collagen breakage then leads to small microscopic tears on the dermal layer that now develop into stretch marks. Read more
Friday, April 24, 2015
If you have stretch marks, do you believe any of these top six myths about them?
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Premature ejaculation is an embarrassing, frustrating problem, but certain herbs can increase sexual stamina, says Michael Paladin.
One of the traditional ways that men have increased their sexual stamina is through the use of herbs. These five herbs not only allow you to last longer in bed, but also give you stronger erections and increased sexual desire just as nature intended. They will help boost testosterone and nitric oxide (the key chemical in the erection process), improve blood flow, and increase overall mood and energy levels. Read more
Monday, April 20, 2015
Learn why it isn't fat that clogs your arteries, and how the true villain may surprise you.
What causes heart disease? A simple enough question, and one you might have thought was settled years ago.
But the answer has become a subject of much debate — with implications for many of us on how we lead our lives and the medication we take.
For years the finger of blame has pointed at cholesterol, a fatty substance produced by the liver. Read more
Friday, April 17, 2015
This eating plan can help you get more of your vitamins and other nutrients from your food, says David Zinczenko.
I stopped by my friend Roseanna’s house the other day, but when I got there, I was totally confused; where the kitchen should have been, there was a miniature pharmacy instead. Bottles upon bottles of vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements — it looked like Elvis’s bathroom. “Where’s the actual food?” I asked. Read more
Jeff Roberts reveals the exact protocol he followed to heal his failing liver naturally.
This past February, I was thrown off of my health high-horse. What first started as a headache, fever, and body aches, quickly escalated into an excruciating migraine, debilitating muscle stiffness, and an overwhelming sense of nausea. I was hit with what I thought was a nasty case of the seasonal flu, and it sucked. But I powered through, drinking my liquids and following the natural recommended flu-protocol, knowing that it would all be over within a few days.
My prognosis proved wrong, however. Over a week into my sickness I still couldn’t eat, and I was dropping weight like a Jenny Craig story gone right. The only word I could use to describe the feeling in my stomach was “gross.” My usually clear skin had broken out, and my urine and stool were also starting to look “off” to say the least, which caused some serious concern.
Then on day 10, I looked in the mirror and noticed something even more unsettling – I was yellow. My skin was lifeless and my eye-whites had become saturated by yellow stains and red veins. I knew it was jaundice, a symptom commonly associated with an out-of-whack liver, which is never a good sign. But I was curious about the cause, so I gathered the energy to head to the walk-in clinic to see what was up. Read more
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Boost Your Bust and Saggy Breast No More. The program you choose will depend on your personal goals.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Before taking an over-the-counter medication or going to the doctor for a prescription, try these easy yoga poses for bad backs and other common ailments
Here are five simple postures to ease insomnia, headaches, indigestion, anxiety and lower back pain. Read more