Posts by: Joe Eitel

How Long Does it take to Naturally Reduce Cholesterol Levels?

Cholesterol is an essential substance in your body required for good health, however, too much of it can lead to the buildup of arterial plaque. As arteries become blocked, the risk of heart attack increases. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), 75 percent of your total calorie level is manufactured within your own body while the remaining 25 percent enters your body in the food you eat. Dietary cholesterol is only found in animal products, such as dairy, eggs, meats and fish. You can improve your cholesterol levels surprisingly quickly using all-natural techniques. Read More…

6 Oily Skin Acne Home Remedies

Guest post by Jean Lam who operates an acne website where you can discover more natural remedies about how to get rid of acne for a healthy and glowing skin.

Oily skin is one of the major downsides people with acne issues face. Oily skin is usually the outcome of hormone imbalance. Some of the reasons why your hormones get disrupted include stress and changes in the sex glands during puberty. When your hormones are disturbed, your skin oil glands also known as the sebaceous glands produce more oil than usual. Excess sebum is nefarious for the skin as it will clog your pores and the likelihood of triggering acne increases. Oily skin can also cause blackheads and rashes.

For some people, getting rid of oily skin isn’t a cakewalk but nevertheless, there are a few oily skin acne home remedies that you can use on a regular basis to keep your face clean and fresh. Read More…

Can Plaque Be Removed From Your Arteries With Exercise?

Arterial plaque is a fatty substance that builds up in your arteries as you age. It is caused by several factors, including high cholesterol, a bad diet and a low physical activity level. Arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood to the heart and as they become clogged with plaque, coronary artery disease can develop. Coronary artery disease can lead to heart attacks and angina, or pain in the chest. Exercise can help to lower this risk by removing arterial plaque; it’s also one of the best all-natural ways to prevent the buildup of plaque.

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Are You At Risk of a Caffeine Overdose?

Guest post from blogger Robert Milton. He blogs for Jollyville Dental, an Austin dentist, who specializes in cosmetic dental procedures and Invisalign braces.

Caffeine is the most widely used stimulant in the world. We start our days with a cup of coffee, maybe enjoy a soda with lunch, snack on some chocolate, reach for an energy drink by mid-afternoon, and if there’s a big project that evening—we might even take an over-the-counter caffeine pill to stay awake and get the job done. Everybody could use a boost sometimes, right? Read More…

Treating Scoliosis with Chiropractic Techniques

(Guest post by Alex Bonari)

Millions of children, teens and adults are diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis each year. It can be a debilitating disease that has been known to cause lung, heart and digestive problems if gone untreated. Years ago, there were basically only two options if diagnosed with scoliosis, to be put into a back brace 23 hours a day, 7 days a week or surgery, which consists of two long metal rods being bolted to the spine, causing a whole new set of difficulties. Read More…

If You’re Severly Obese, How Much Weight Can You Lose in One Month?

When you’re severely obese – defined as having a body mass index of 40 or higher – losing weight is no longer just an option. By not losing weight, you greatly increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The fastest way to lose weight is by having weight surgery, such as gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. This decision should be made with your doctor. An alternate way to lose weight fast is by modifying your diet and exercising regularly.

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Working Out Before Breakfast: Good or Bad?

Exercising in the morning is a great way to jumpstart your day. It can help provide energy and well being to propel you through the rest of the day. However, is it a good idea to exercise before you eat breakfast? If you think about it, it makes sense that your body would burn more fat for energy since you don’t have any carbohydrates available for energy. While this line of thinking may sound accurate in theory, it’s not at all true.

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The Benefits of a Weight Loss Holiday

Guest post by Dan Aldulescu who’s a travel writer specializing in researching and recommending the best weight loss holidays offers.

A recent NHS study revealed that almost a quarter of adults in England are clinically obese, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 30kg/m2. Even more are overweight (a BMI of 25-30 kg/m2) and the problem certainly isn’t restricted to the UK. Obesity is on the rise throughout the developed world, with comparable or higher levels in most of Europe and the USA.

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Diet Pills: Are They Safe?

There’s no shortage of diet and weight loss pills on the market today, but the question is whether or not they’re effective and safe. It’s tough to put all diet pills into one category because there are so many different types – fat burners, metabolism boosters, energy supplements and plenty of others. I took a look at a new line of weight loss pills on the market from Slim 9 to examine its effectiveness and whether or not it’s safe to take.

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Use of Raman Molecular Imaging in Diagnosing Mesothelioma

(Guest Post by Krista Peterson)

Doctors are often presented with the old adage, “if you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.”  Despite the plots of medical TV shows, in real life the most obvious diagnosis often turns out to be right.  However, every now and then a “zebra” slips through, so researchers continue to come up with new and better diagnostic technologies so doctors can see the stripes before it’s too late.

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