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August 24, 2010

5 Foods that boost your energy

During a summer heat wave it becomes harder and harder to feel energized.  After a long hot day most of us just feel like slouching on the couch or having a nap.  Here are some foods that will promote energy production,help you retain  more energy, and leave you feeling rejuvenated.

1. Oatmeal – The fiber in oatmeal helps you to get a long stream of energy.  This is a healthy food because it makes digestion easier on your body and also stabilizes your blood sugar levels.  The complex carbohydrates in oats are not like the simple carbohydrates that turn into fat and make you feel drowsy.  Instead they are absorbed more slowly into the body therefore stabilize blood sugar levels and provide you with lasting energy.  Oats contain vitamin B which helps to transform carbohydrates into energy that your body can use.

2. Nuts – Nuts like peanuts and almonds are packed with protein that gives you lasting energy.  Snack on almonds during the 2pm slump and add peanut butter to your oatmeal for optimum energy.

3. Water – It’s not a food, but it’s the most important item on this list.  Without water, your body can’t even generate energy.  Water allows your body to digest, transport, and absorb nutrients.  If you are dehydrated, your body cells can’t function to efficiently receive nutrients. This leads to fatigue.  Try to drink as much water a day as you can to keep yourself hydrated and energized.

4. Pineapple – The fructose in pineapple breaks down quickly for an instant energy boost while the fiber slows down digestion and gives you long lasting energy.  In addition the manganese and thiamin are both crucial to energy production and the vitamin B6 helps the body create the hormone serotonin that boosts your mood! Pineapple can also prevent dehydration – a main cause of fatigue in most individuals

5. Yogurt – Yogurt will give you an immediate boost of energy because it is easily and quickly absorbed into the body.  The high protein levels in yogurt ensure that it will give you long lasting energy. Yogurt is full of calcium, protein, zinc, vitamin B2, vitamin B12, phosphorus, tryptophan, and molybdenum.

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February 5, 2010

6 Ways to Clear Up Acne Without Medication

Acne appears on the skin as blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, cysts, pustules and congested pores, generally in areas of the body with many oil glands, which are primarily the face, back and chest. Any person may experience some form of acne at any age, although in general most people who experience acne are between the ages of ten and forty. Acne can be treated by various acne treatments that can be found at your local drugstore, however, if you are seeking additional or alternative methods to clear up your skin, these following home remedies may be just what you’re looking for.

6 Ways to Treat Acne at Home

  • Keep Area Clean – Especially with facial acne, washing the area where you experience acne is important. However, do not over wash area with a rough cloth or scrub too deeply, as this will cause your oil glands to produce more oil, and likely increase your acne.
  • Sleep on Clean Bedsheets – Pillowcases and sheets absorb the oil from your skin while you sleep, so it is important to clean your sheets regularly.
  • Adjust Diet – Depending on the root cause of your acne, certain foods are not likely to improve your acne. Foods to avoid include chocolate, tea, coffee, as well as foods that contain hydrogenated oils and trans-fatty acids.
  • Avoid Aggravation – Picking at your acne or popping pimples rarely improves the condition of your acne, and often will leave skin redder and agitated for a longer period of time.
  • Use Tea Tree Oil – Tea tree oil is believed to kill bacteria associated in causing acne. Tea tree oil is an extremely popular method of acne treatment and is additionally most effective when applied to problematic areas of skin.
  • Zinc – Zinc is an essential mineral that is usually left out of one’s regular diet, and can be more effective than antibiotics for wound healing, inflammation control, tissue regeneration and healthy skin. Foods that contain zinc include oysters, herring, wheat germ, soybeans, sunflower seeds and lamb. If it is impossible to incorporate these foods into your regular diet, zinc supplements may be an option as well. However, large amounts of zinc should be taken with caution, as they may lead to further complications including copper deficiencies and anemia.

These methods do not guarantee acne-free skin, and although they have proven to be effective in some patients, every person is different, and may need different treatments to clear up their acne. If your acne persists, talk to a dermatologist about which acne medication is right for you.

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December 28, 2009

Your Fingernails and Your Health

The state of your fingernails can provide clues about your overall health. Simple things like color and shape can indicate complicated health conditions such as chronic bronchitis. Pay attention to the signs that your nails give you in order to take care of yourself.

Nail Pitting – Tiny indents in the nails are normal for people with psoriasis. These depressions can also result from nail injuries and cause your nails to crumble. Sometimes pitting is associated with things like chronic dermatitis or alopecia areata which causes hair loss.

Nail Curling – Nails that are soft and curl into the shape of spoons could indicate iron deficiency anemia.

Brittle and weak nails – Indicates a lack of vitamin A or an Iron deficiency.

Horizontal Ridges (Beau’s lines) – these deep crevices can indicate circulatory problems, diabetes, or can be caused by an illness such as pneumonia.

Yellow Nails – If you have a yellow discoloration on your nails it could be signs of a respiratory condition. Yellow nails will often grow slowly and thicken. Sometimes, when nails are affected with this condition, they may detach from the nail bed and come off. This is not always a sign of a respiratory illness. Yellow nails are caused when nail growth slows down.

Red Nail bed – At the bottom of the nail is the nail bed. A red nail bed can indicate heart problems.

White Nail bed – A white nail bed can indicate an iron deficiency causing Anemia, or liver problems

White spots – White spots on the nails can indicate a Zinc deficiency.

Darkening Nails – If your nails are becoming darker, you may have insufficient vitamin B12 levels.

Rippling Texture – Rippling of the nail surface can in indicate psoriasis or arthritis.

Clubbed Nails – This occurs when your fingertips become bigger and your nails curve around the fingertips. Low oxygen levels in your blood causes clubbing and can be a sign of lung disease. Clubbing can also be associated with inflammatory bowel disease, cardiovascular disease and liver disease.

Hang Nails – The stray pieces of hard skin around your nails can be a sign of a lack of protein, folic acid, or vitamin C.

Loose Nails – a condition know as onycholysis can cause your nails to become loose and detatch from the nail bed. This may also be associated with injury or infection, thyroid disease, drug reactions, reactions to nail hardeners or acrylic nails, or Psoriasis.

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