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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The 7 Best-Kept Secrets To Successful Weight Loss

By Reagan Miers

Losing weight can be one of the most difficult goals that any individual will undertake. And yet if you find the right recipe to successful weight loss, the result is a healthier, fitter body and a better sense of self-confidence for you. I know because I've been there.

We have all seen and heard of numerous weight loss diets and programs which promise miraculous weight loss, and yet a lot of individuals are still fighting a battle against unwanted weight. Many have tried these programs and fallen off their weight loss track for many reasons including not having self discipline to keep going or when there weren't any encouraging visible results. For others, losing weight is diificult because they don't have any clear idea on how to lose weight and keep it off.

To successfully lose weight and become slimmer I have made a list of tips which can be of help. By trying a combination of these little secrets you will have the tools to start losing weight. These little known ways to losing weight successfully are:

1. Water, water, and more water

Water is one of the best drinks that you can have which will quench your thirst and also detoxify your body. Water also has the added bonus of filling you up like nothing else can. The next time you feel thirsty for some soda, you should instead refresh yourself with water.

2. Get Active.

No weight reduction product or program could ever be as successful as when partnered with an exercise routine that gets you up and moving. Brisk walking, jogging, doing sit-ups, and stretching are simple enough exercise activities but are a great way to start getting the excess weight off.

3. Healthy Meals.

In the battle to lose weight you might want to switch to a diet that is high in proteins and hold the carbs. Add fresh vegetables and fruits to give you a more balanced diet and one that will help you burn the fat. With healthy eating habits you will see the pounds melting away.

4. Keep a dairy.

Having a list of what you have accomplished so far in your weight loss targets will help you stick to your plan. When you have achieved significant milestones in your plan, write it down and reward yourself.

5. Be Busy

To have the body that you want, keep all distractions away by keeping busy with some tasks. Having some sort of task is one of the best ways to teach yourself healthier eating habits. By keeping yourself distracted you will not be tempted to eat when you shouldn't be eating.

6. Buy authentic weight loss items.

With authentic weight loss product such as diet supplements, a fitness plan, or even an exercise machine you can have safe, visible results and avoid disastrous side effects.

7. Keep focused on your goal.

No matter what you do, sticking to a task is difficult. This is very true when you want to lose weight. Don't try shortcuts and stick to the plan. The rewards for staying on track will be worth all of the sacrifices that you take.

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Tennis Basics

By Gail Jones

I trust that this initial effort of mine into the world of letters will find a place with both novices and experts in the tennis world. I am striving to interest the student of the game by a somewhat lengthy discussion of match play, which I hope will cast a new light on the game of tennis.

I will address the novice in my opening and write of certain matters which are second nature to the skilled player. The best tennis equipment is not a lot of good to the beginner even if he really is trying to succeed. However, one has to buy good quality; it is a saving in the end, as good quality material far outlasts poor quality gear.

It is vital always to wear tennis apparel when playing tennis. The question of selecting a tennis racquet is a much more serious decision. I do not like to force a certain make of racquet upon any player, since all the famous brands are of excellent quality. However, the weight, balance, and size of the handle are the really important considerations when choosing a racquet frame, while good stringing is essential to obtain the best results.

After having bought your racquet, make a firm decision to use only quality tennis balls, as a regular bounce is a great aid to advancement, while a "dead" ball is of no use at all. If you really want to advance at the game and progress rapidly, I strongly advise you to see all the good tennis you can. Study the play of the top players and strive to emulate their strokes. Read all the tennis instruction manuals you can get your hands on. They are a great assistance.

More tennis can be learned off the court, in the study of theory, and in watching the top players in action, than can ever be learned in actual play. I do not advise miss opportunities to play tennis. Far from it. Play whenever possible, but strive when playing to put in practice the theories you have read or the strokes you have watched.

Never become discouraged by lack of progress. The trick of playing some stroke you have worked on for weeks unsuccessfully, will suddenly come to you when least expected. Good tennis players are the product of hard work. Very few players are born geniuses at the game. Tennis is a game that pays you dividends all your life. A tennis racquet is a letter of introduction in any city.

The brotherhood of the game is universal, for none but a fit sportsman can succeed in the game for any lengthy period of time. Tennis offers relaxation, excitement, exercise, and pure enjoyment to the player who is bound fast to his job until late afternoon.

The following order of development produces the quickest and most lasting results: 1. Concentration on the game. 2. Keep the eye on the ball. 3. Foot-work and weight-control. 4. Strokes. 5. Court position. 6. Court generalship or match play. 7. Tennis psychology.

Concentration. Tennis is played first with the mind. The best racquet technique in the world will not be enough if the directing mind is wandering. There are many reasons for a wandering mind in a tennis match. The chief one is loss of interest in the game. No one should play tennis with any hope of real success unless he cares enough about the game to be willing to do the spadework necessary to learn the game properly.

Jack it in right now if you are not willing to work very hard. The weather, conditions of play or the noises in the gallery often bewilder even very experienced match-players playing in new surroundings. Complete and utter concentration on the game is the only remedy for an erring mind, and the quicker that lesson is learned the quicker the advancement of the player.

The best way to keep a game in focus is to try for every set, every game in the set, every point in the game and, eventually, every shot in the point. A set is merely a conglomeration of made and missed shots, and the man who misses the least is the ultimate victor.

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What's The Master Cleanse Diet All About

By Chris Maker

Are you amazed at how Beyonce was able to lose whopping 20 pounds just mere days before she had to start filming Dreamgirls? Are you curious as to how Jared Leto was able to reclaim his hot body after he had put on 62 pounds to play his role in Mark David Chapman? No, it does not involve chefs making you salads 3 times a day nor does it include hiring a gym trainer.

I am pretty sure that you know something about the master cleanse diet. If you have not tried it, then probably you are intrigued by it. The master cleanse diet is originally a cleansing diet that was designed by alternative medicine practitioner Stanley Burroughs during the 1940s. Although this diet was created to be a detox diet but now it is more popular for its reducing properties.

The diet is done by consuming nothing within the diet period but the specially made lemonade. The recipe for making this lemonade is fresh lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. None of these ingredients can be substituted if you want the diet to take a full effect on you.

Before you go all out on the lemonade, you will have to go through an ease in period first.

An ease-in period is the time before you start the diet wherein you condition your body and your mind for what is to happen. For the master cleanse diet, you will need to alter your food intake to accommodate lighter meals as a preparation for when you can only drink nothing but the lemonade.

Once you are through with the ease in period only then can you start with your diet. You can diet for an average of 10 days but you may also cut it short to 7 days and even extend it 12 days.

However, a few may only be able to diet for a period of 7 days. As long as you follow the instructions meticulously it wont be a problem. Drink the lemonade anytime you need to or want to.

Last but never at all the least, you will have to take laxatives the entire time that you are on the master cleanse diet. You will need the laxatives since you will not have any access to fiber the entire time and that can give you problems when it comes to your daily bathroom routine.

The laxatives are there to solve that teensy problem for you.

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Contingent Fees for Personal Injury Litigation

By Amy Nutt

Everyone should have access to quality legal representation when they need it. This is especially true when an individual suffers a serious injury that changes their lives forever.

Unfortunately, far too many people feel that only the wealthy can afford to pursue personal injury litigation after a crippling accident. What these individuals fail to realize is that many attorneys are willing to make a contingent fee arrangement with the injured party, which defers costs until a settlement or monetary award is granted to the plaintiff.

How Contingent Fees Work During an initial consultation (which may or may not be free), an attorney will look at your case and see if it is strong enough to pursue Personal injury claim. If deemed so, the lawyer then decides to make an agreement based on what you can pay at the time. If you do not have the ability to pay, you can negotiate terms that supply a percentage of damages recovered after a win.

The beauty of this arrangement is the fact that you do not have the pay a cent if the case is lost. In other words, if your lawyer fails to obtain compensation for your injuries, you dont have to worry about lawyers fees. This does not mean however, that expenses are not incurred; however, many lawyers deduct these costs from their clients reparations once the case concludes.

Determining Percentages The financial percentage is often discussed before hand and are calculated a number of ways. Most of the time these deductions depend on the type of case you are pursuing and the circumstances surrounding it. Just be sure to clarify any issues you may have prior to retaining a lawyers services.

Advantages to Personal Injury Victims Of course, the biggest benefit to those who want to pursue personal injury litigation is the fact that they do not have to come up with any upfront money. They also know that the lawyer would take the case on if they felt there was little chance of losing, so the odds of winning your case are fairly good. In other words, you will have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the lawyer will work very hard to win.

A Great Motivator When you think about it, the lawyer who agrees to contingent fees is casting his lot with his client. He is also confident in his own abilities and more than likely has a great track record in the personal injury arena. Of course, these are all things you can discuss with your lawyer before you decide to move forward with a personal injury lawsuit.

Does he charge a fee? Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure your lawyer of choice provides the contingent fee option as only a handful of providences, namely, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec offer the convenience.

Contingent fees do help personal injury victims in the long run and are well worth the mutual risks associated with them. It also guarantees that legal representation is accessible to all, which is truly what justice is all about.

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Calling Men - Make Him Want You

By Chris Jensen

Make him want you, or else if it's not going to happen, you will be broken into pieces. For sure, you are madly in love with him. Well there's nothing wrong about being madly in love with him. Maybe, there are things you really like about him. Maybe, for you he is for keeps.

However, though you are madly in love with him, you must not communicate this to him. Keep this from him. Maintain sense of mystery on how you find him, this can help. You can make him want you.

You must always bear in mind that men normally want to feel challenged when getting the woman they like. They don't like things to be easy for them. They want to go through the usual hardships of pleasing and impressing the woman they like. Therefore, don't allow him to discover your true feelings for him.

It can help if you will appear to him as hard to get. He may also have feelings for you. Maybe he just wants to be sure about his feelings first before he makes any moves. Most men don't allow their feelings to overcome them.

Make him feel challenged. Don't be the first one to reveal true feelings. Let him be the first one to do so. Make him feel he's really the man and if it's happy ending or not depends on him. Most probably, you know that most men are egoistic most especially when it comes to love issues. For them, no woman should overcome them by any means. At all times, decisions must come from them.

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