Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Fit Women Have More Orgasms

Eight out of ten women can improve their sex life by doing just four weeks of daily exercise.
Fit women have more orgasms, a survey has discovered - and doing regular pelvic exercises can increase your chances of ecstasy.

Eight out of ten women improved their sex lives in four weeks by doing the exercises daily - and seven out of ten of their partners said sex was better for them, too. Read more

Monday, July 28, 2008

5 Tips to Avoid Wrinkles

Although wrinkles can signify wisdom, most people nowadays would rather not have them. Beauty therapist Sarah Chapman gives five tips on how to avoid wrinkles.
Beauty therapist Sarah Chapman gives tips on how to avoid wrinkles. Skin is the largest organ and beautiful skin is the best make up one can ever have. Skin is also one of the organs that get affected with age. Skin begins to give away ones age after 30-40 years of age. Read more

Friday, July 25, 2008

Green Tea and L-Theanine: Natural Anxiety Relief

Anti-anxiety medications have a long list of warnings and can lead to addiction. Green tea and the amino acid L-theanine can lower anxiety and boost mental focus without harmful side effects, says Laura Owens.
Stress, anxiety and “busy brain,” have become standard in our daily existence. Yet chronic stress and anxiety can lower your immune system (your ability to fight off illness), diminish your quality of life and even lead to depression. L-theanine might be the solution. Read more

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Selling Sickness: Antidepressants

Selling Sickness explores the unhealthy relationships between society, medical science, and the pharmaceutical industry as they promote their new "miracle cures," selling not just drugs but also the latest diseases that go with them.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Secret to Great Hand & Foot Massages

How about this for a simple and non-invasive method of pain relief? A hand and foot massage can make you feel better in minutes. Jennifer DiBlasio explains how to give them.
Hand and foot massages are two of the most relaxing and easily learned massages that you can give. By using simple techniques, you can improve circulation and help relieve stress. And, while you’re at it, teach your partner so they can give you one in return! Read more

Friday, July 18, 2008

Sex Your Way to Better Health

While regular exercise is important to your health, sex can do so much more for you and your relationship. FOXSexpert Yvonne K. Fulbright lists twelve ways that sex can lead to better health.
Sex – it does the body good.

Yet most of us are quicker to hit the gym before hitting the sheets when it comes to taking care of ourselves. Believe it or not, huffing and puffing your way through a hot, sweat-inducing sex session may be far more beneficial to your overall health than the time you spend on the treadmill.

As research confirms time and time again, good sex in a healthy, stable, monogamous relationship can only better our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being. Sex, in this context, offers us tons of benefits, most of which aren’t touted nearly enough.

Here are just a few benefits: Read more

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Think Yourself Well

Positive thinking can help ease pain, improve fitness, and prevent illness. Herbalist and hypnotherapist Anastasia Stephens explains nine ways to think yourself better.


A new Australian study suggests that the faster speed that athletes achieve when taking performance-enhancing drugs is all in the mind. The study compared athletes on growth hormones with those given a placebo. Those taking the dummy pills sprinted faster, jumped higher and were able to lift heavier weights than those taking the hormones. The results imply that if you think you will perform better, you really will. That's not news to many professional athletes who for years have used creative visualisation to boost performance. "If you visualise being stronger, running faster or winning, you are priming your nervous system to do just that," says Dr Aimee Kimball, the director of mental training in sports medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. "Studies have found that the method can enhance physical performance significantly, sometimes by 20 per cent or more."

What to do: Visualise your forthcoming race or match. See yourself win with ease, confidence and coordination, in as much detail as possible. Feel the appropriate emotions as you play and win, and get a sense that you really "know" you can do it. Read more

Monday, July 14, 2008

Acne Solutions: 3 Secrets

Dan Wright says there are three key points you should consider in seeking remedies to your acne problem.
We can't deny the fact that in this world of beauty magazines, you would always feel that there is a need to look good. But what would you feel when there are red oily humps on your face? Of course, this would greatly affect your self-confidence and outlook on life. So while it is worthwhile to seek out effective acne treatments, it's important to also remember several important facts.

You should think about these three important things before trying to find a solution to your acne problem: Read more

Friday, July 11, 2008

DNA: Defects You Can Fix with Vitamins and Minerals

Researchers have found that there are many genetic differences that make people's enzymes less efficient than normal, and that simple supplementation with vitamins can often restore some of these deficient enzymes to full working order.
As the cost of sequencing a single human genome drops rapidly, with one company predicting a price of $100 per person in five years, soon the only reason not to look at your "personal genome" will be fear of what bad news lies in your genes.

University of California, Berkeley, scientists, however, have found a welcome reason to delve into your genetic heritage: to find the slight genetic flaws that can be fixed with remedies as simple as vitamin or mineral supplements. Read more

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Drink Beet Juice to Lower Blood Pressure

Scientists have discovered that beets have a remarkable effect on lowering blood pressure. Beet juice may never become your favorite drink, but wouldn't it be better than taking blood pressure medication?
Have you ever considered swapping your morning glass of fresh orange for freshly squeezed beetroot? Thought not - but in light of a remarkable discovery, it may be worth downing the inky, purple-red stuff with your cornflakes. And, thanks to the launch this month of a scrumptious new juice, getting your daily dose won't require a pinch of the nose or scrubbing stubborn, deep purple stains off your chopping board.

Earlier this year, scientists at Barts and the London School of Medicine found that beetroot juice can have as great an effect on blood pressure as conventional drugs. Read more

Monday, July 7, 2008

Cancer Fatigue: Can Ginseng Help?

Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is one of the most common side effects of cancer and its treatment. Usually, it comes on suddenly, does not result from activity or exertion, and is not relieved by rest or sleep. Ginseng may be a natural remedy for this condition.
Fatigue can be a debilitating symptom of cancer, and a common side effect of its treatment. Many cancer patients going through treatment experience extreme tiredness, exhaustion, and weakness, often severe enough to adversely affect the quality of their life. Rather than add another prescription to the daily dosages, ginseng may be a natural alternative that is more palatable to patients. Read more

Friday, July 4, 2008

Want to Lose Weight? Eat Chocolate for Breakfast

According to researchers, a big breakfast packed with protein, carbs, and even something sweet can lead to weight loss.
It seems there's truth to the proverb "breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper." At least when it comes to losing weight.

According to researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., starting the day with a big breakfast packed with protein - and yes, carbohydrates - can lead to significant weight loss. Read more

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Remarkable Johns Hopkins Magic Mushroom Research

A Johns Hopkins University study found long-term health benefits from taking the mushroom psilocybin, which, of course, is illegal.
In 2002, at a Johns Hopkins University laboratory, a business consultant named Dede Osborn took a psychedelic drug as part of a research project.

She felt like she was taking off. She saw colors. Then it felt like her heart was ripping open.

But she called the experience joyful as well as painful, and says that it has helped her to this day.

"I feel more centered in who I am and what I'm doing," said Osborn, now 66, of Providence, R.I. "I don't seem to have those self-doubts like I used to have. I feel much more grounded (and feel that) we are all connected."

Scientists reported Tuesday that when they surveyed volunteers 14 months after they took the drug, most said they were still feeling and behaving better because of the experience. Read more