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Jan 17
2011

5 Low Fat Dessert Recipes ~ Don't say bye-bye to desserts when keeping your weight~

Posted by Cathy in weight loss 2011 , Weight , salad , recipes , Nutrition , low fat

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Do you like desserts but afraid to eat them? Do you try to lose your weight? Do you want to keep your weight and have these delicious desserts as well? This is the recipes for all of you who loves desserts and want to keep their weight.

1. Angel Lush (160 Calories per serving)

Jan 17
2011

Top 5 tips for 2011 to naturally improve the skin

Posted by jfrancis in Wrinkles , skin diet 2011 , skin care diets 2011 , skin

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It's not unknown that today's societyHealthyskin is obsessed with looking young and beautiful. You can't even go an hour without hearing or seeing at least one promotion for some type of beauty product. There are a whole range of products available to enhance different parts of the body such as hair, eyes, teeth, feet, hands, etc. Out of all these areas though, it's our skin that is targeted the most because it is our skin that is the most noticed part of our body. When we see another person for the first time it's their skin that in one of the things we notice first, and with that in mind it is no wonder why we want to take such good care of our skin. It's not difficult to get your hands on some kind of skin enhancement product today, especially with all the vast variety of brands offered. There are products to remove acne, reduce wrinkles, cover up blemishes, add lift to the skin, make your skin look younger, hydrate, add color and so much more! Unfortunately, although these products may make your skin look better at the moment many of these products can result in irritation, dehydration, peeling, and acne. So before reaching for the Revlon or Almay first try using these natural skin improvement methods, that are not only good for your skin and your body but have no negative side effects.

  1. Improve your digestion- Many skin disorders such as acne and rosacea are often associated with a bad digestive system. So improve your digestive system by drinking eight glasses of water daily and eating foods rich in fiber.
  2. Invigorate your circulation- An inactive body negatively affects the skin and can cause puffiness, bloating, and acne. Strengthen your circulation by exercising, stretching, doing yoga, walking, running, getting a therapeutic massage, or what ever else you can think of. 
  3. Avoid excess sugar- Most people are unaware of this but excess sugar is a major cause of premature aging. As more and more sugar enters the bloodstream, over time this could result in a process called glycation which reduces elasticity in the skin and causes it to wrinkle and sag.
  4. Eat good fats- Essential fatty acids are needed for your body to function properly. Essential fats make cell membranes, hormones and other body chemicals. They are also believed to keep your hearty healthy, reduce inflammation, and possibly prevent cancer. A few sources that contain essential fats are flaxseed and walnut oil, cold water fish such as salmon and sardines, and fish oil supplements.
  5. Sleep regularly- sleeping regularly gives our body the chance it needs to work on repairing cells.

Our skin has the potential to appear at it's fullest, but in order for it to get there we have to take care of our skin as best as possible. Just throwing on some cover up and lip gloss is not taking care of your skin, it's just making it appear better at the moment when the truth is it is still as damaged as it was when your put on the cover up in the first place. In order to enhance your natural beauty you need natural techniques, and no artificial product can ever be the perfect substitute for the real thing.

Jan 17
2011

PSY AUGUSTA PHD ONLINE BLOGPSY

Posted by psyaugusta in Untagged 

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Psychoanalysis (or Freudian psychology) is a body of ideas developed by Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud and continued by others. It is primarily devoted to the study of human psychological functioning and behavior, although it can also be applied to societies. Psychoanalysis has three main components:

  1. a method of investigation of the mind and the way one thinks;
  2. a systematized set of theories about human behavior;
  3. a method of treatment of psychological or emotional illness. Under the broad umbrella of psychoanalysis, there are at least 22 theoretical orientations regarding human mentation and development. The various approaches in treatment called "psychoanalysis" vary as much as the theories do. The term also refers to a method of studying child development.

    Freudian psychoanalysis refers to a specific type of treatment in which the "analysand" (analytic patient) verbalizes thoughts, including free associations, fantasies, and dreams, from which the analyst induces the unconscious conflicts causing the patient's symptoms and character problems, and interprets them for the patient to create insight for resolution of the problems.

    The specifics of the analyst's interventions typically include confronting and clarifying the patient's pathological defenses, wishes and guilt. Through the analysis of conflicts, including those contributing to resistance and those involving transference onto the analyst of distorted reactions, psychoanalytic treatment can clarify how patients unconsciously are their own worst enemies: how unconscious, symbolic reactions that have been stimulated by experience are causing symptoms.

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Jan 14
2011

Ayurvedic Wellness

Posted by hwinzen in Untagged 

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Jan 13
2011

San Francisco bans Happy Meals

Posted by jfrancis in San Francisco , Overweight , meal , McDonald , Happy Meal , fast food , 

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For those with young children or those who have experience with young children, many of you know first hand how kids love to go to McDonalds to get a happy meal so they can find the next toy to add to their collection. Well for everyone who lives in San Francisco, California this will be no more. For those of you who haven't heard yet, San Francisco has recently announced that on December 2011 an ordinance will be put in effect official banning Happy Meals. Under this ordinance restaurants may include a toy with a meal if the food and drink combined contains less than 600 calories, and if less than 35% of those calories comes from fat. It is also required that restaurants include fruits and vegetables with all kid meals that come with toys.

A typical McDonald's Happy Meal, which consists of a cheese burger, small fries and a small drink, has 590 calories, 210 of these calories coming from fat. A second most common Happy Meal would be the 6 piece chicken nugget meal which has 620 calories, with 260 of those calories coming from fat. With these numbers the happy meal is incapable of meeting the required standards of the ordinance, and as of December 2011 will be removed from all San Francisco McDonalds restaurants.

Jan 13
2011

Know your health from your finger nails in 2011

Posted by Cathy in yellow nails , white nails , rippled nails , puffy nail fold , 

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You may notice subtle variations in the texture or color when you take a good look at your fingernails. Actually, our fingernails may have a touch of white there, a rosy tinge there, perhaps some rippling or bumps in the surface. These imperfections may not look like much to you; however, they can provide valuable clues about our overall health to the trained eye.

A dermatologist with Cleveland Clinic Florida, Tamara Lior, describes the nails: “Just like the eyes are the windows to the soul, so are the nails.” Lior says she once convinced a patient to have his lungs checked after noticing a bluish tint to his nails, a sign that he wasn’t getting enough oxygen. Sure enough, he had fluid in his lungs.

Warning signs for many other conditions, from hepatitis to heart disease, may also appear in the nails. According to Joshua Fox, who is a director of Advanced Dermatology and a spokesman for the American Academy of Dermatology, “Changes in the nails can be a sign of a local disease like a fungus infection or a sign of a systemic disease like lupus or anemia.” Sometimes, he tries to guess if a person has anemia by looking at his or her nails. Fox explains that pale, whitish nail beds may indicate a low red blood cell count consistent with anemia.

Jan 13
2011

Osteoarthritis: The Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Posted by in Osteoarthritis , bone injuries

 

Degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis, popularly known as Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis which causes inflammation of one or more joints in the body.  On being the most common form of arthritis, Osteoarthritis affects more than 50 million people all over the world.

Though the Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body, but it usually appears in knees, neck, hands, hips and lower back resulting in extreme pain.

Jan 11
2011

Get your beautiful skin by eating 2011

Posted by Cathy in vitamin , skin , Nutrition , January dieting , eating , dieting , dermatology , beauty , 

Cathy

A balanced diet is an essential prescription for healthy and vibrant skin. The good news is that the foods that happen to be good for your skin are also good for your overall health. Many people find that the appearance of aging skin --- wrinkles, thickening, discoloration, and decreased elasticity --- is one of their biggest beauty concerns. While genetics largely determines when your skin starts to show these signs of aging, and the extent to which it shows them, environment damage to your skin, as well as damage you cause yourself through lifestyle choices, can greatly accelerate this process.

Skin damage occurs as a result of oxidation, a chemical process in which unstable molecules called free radicals steal electrons from healthy cells. The most damaging oxidative stressors that we expose ourselves to are smoking and sunlight.

Skin and Nutrition

Jan 11
2011

Bleeding Hemroids- Causes and Treatment Options

Posted by in hemroids , bleeding hemroids

 

Any sign of blood coming from anyplace in the body is always a reason for concern and it’s something you should try to stop as early as possible so that the proper treatment can begin. In the case of bleeding hemroids, there are a number of causes and treatments involved that are mentioned below.

The causes behind bleeding hemroids

Jan 10
2011

Never Give Up: Two-legged dog brings hope to human beings

Posted by Cathy in puppy , mental health , hope , give up , faith , Dog , army

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          Walking with Faith. It’s not an easy thing to do, especially when Faith is a two-legged dog. The eight years old Labrador-Chow mix inspires hugs, smiles and even tears, hobnobs with celebrities, jet sets around the world and has even been made an honorary sergeant in the U.S. Army.

          Faith’s owner, Jude Stringfellow told us, “She’s an inspiration!” Faith, who was brown without front legs in 2002, was rescued by Stringfellow and her husband. After Stringfellow knew the fact that Faith couldn’t be fixed, she was so disappointed. However, she never gave up and Stringfellow thought they could help the dog even though she couldn’t be cured. At the beginning, they Stringfellow had to carry Faith to keep her off her chest and chin, but with peanut butter and practice, Faith learned to walk on her two hind legs. Stringfellow taught Faith to walk by luring her with spoons of peanut butter. Since then, Faith has been on “The Oprah Show” and has rubbed paws with celebrities including Lindsay Lohan, Samuel L. Jackson and Ozzy Osbourne.

          Faith is also a regular at U.S. Army bases and military hospitals, lifting the spirits of wounded troops and veterans, for which she was named an honorary E-4 Army sergeant.