Heartburn or GERD can Kill

Heartburn is a common annoyance. The busy lifestyle, quick meals, fatty or spicy foods all contribute to the occasional need of a chewable pain reliever. The acceptance of heartburn as an inconvenient, but natural, part of the daily grind can blind you to the warning that a severe heartburn symptom can bring.

Heartburn as a Disorder

Heartburn can be a symptom as well as a disorder. Simple heartburn or GERD can be controlled and dealt with. However, heartburn can signal the presence of a much more serious problem. If it’s heartburn, you will have a burning sensation in the chest usually after eating. There may be a spread of the burning to the throat, sometimes accompanied by a bad taste, difficulty in swallowing, belching, coughing, hoarseness and/or wheezing.

It can become worse by lying down or bending over or by eating. Relief can come from an antacid. While the more severe heartburn symptoms may be mistaken for a heart attack, simple heartburn is usually not made worse by exercise. If there is any concern that the pain may signal a heart attack, get help quickly.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

What Is The Best Way To Buy Natural Skin Care Products?

By Peter Albertonich

You've become aware that many big name skin care products contain potentially dangerous ingredients, so you want to buy natural skin care products instead.

Or maybe you're looking to buy natural skin care products because youve become aware that they actually work better than the big brand skin care and anti aging products?

Whichever reason it is, or maybe both, there are some home truths you need to know before buying natural skin care products.

But it's true, gradually people are becoming aware that many skin care and anti aging products like moisturizers, face creams, night and day creams and so on contain ingredients that may in fact be bad for your health. That includes cosmetics and many other personal products.

Quick example, a recent study found lead in many big brand lipsticks. Now is that scary or what?

Now that this has become more widely known many women are wanting to buy natural skincare products and cosmetics to avoid the risks to their health.

But is this a good idea? Are there any dark secrets behind "natural" skin care products. There is no definition of what "natural" is and the mere fact that the word "natural" is used in the name is no guarantee of safety.

And on top of this the FDA isn't required to test any of these products for safety. And if they aren't required to they don't, hence the reason why there are unsafe ingredients in many products, including both "natural" and "organic" products.

There have been products that are called "natural" and "organic" that have been found to have 1,4-dioxane in them, (a byproduct of petrochemical processing and a suspected carcinogen).

So now you know that does that change your mind? It needn't, there are ways to buy natural skin care products that are safe and effective.

Firstly buy only from a supplier that has signed the Compact For Safe Cosmetics evidencing their commitment to use only safe ingredients.

And you can search the Cosmetic Safety Database and see if any product is considered to have potentially dangerous ingredients.

If you do both of these then you're started along the path to finding safe products.

So, next problem if youre looking to buy natural skin care products. How do you know they work well?

The only way to know if they work is to try them yourself. But if you do you've lost your money if they don't work haven't you?

Well I'm pleased to say that one small niche skincare company has signed the compact, makes excellent quality products using only known safe natural ingredients and also is so proud of their products they offer a full money back guarantee.

So there's a few things for you to think about if you're seriously interested in buying natural skin care products. There are excellent organic skin care products around that are both very effective, and safe. But don't just assume because you see the word "natural" that they are safe, or work well.

Visit my website to find out who makes the best natural skin care products that are safe, effective, and guaranteed.

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