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.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Best Review Of Arm Exercises For Women

By Katherine Crawford M.S.

Are you looking for the best arm exercises for women? Well, you are in for a roller coaster ride!

You see, there are so many different view points out there as to which exercises are best, that the general public is stuck in a perpetual state of analysis paralysis.

Most women do not have the educational resources to figure out what is fact and fiction. It can be a confusing world, especially with all the quacks out there. But I have already gone through this

I have committed to undertaking the most massive review ever of every single arm exercise I can find. It will be gruesome, but I'm willing to do it in the name of all those souls searching for sexy arm stardom. So here is today's review of wrist curls:

1. Summary: Wrist curls are great for your forearms, but not great for getting rid of your jiggly arm flab. This exercise is simply way too specialized and focused on the upper forearm muscle.

2. Technical overview: Grab a barbell, sit on a bench and rest your wrists on your knees. Keep your abs tight and raise said barbell. Then lower it in a controlled fashion.

3. Most common errors: Not going all the way up and all the way down with the barbell which makes the exercise more ineffective. And grabbing the barbell with a vice-like grip which can be very painful!

4. Conclusion: You should not be doing this exercise unless you have a special condition that requires strong wrists and/or forearms. It does not tone your upper arm area. And you need to tone your upper arm area if you want to get rid of the jiggle. Period.

So what are the best upper arm exercises for women? Well, you are going to have to read my other reviews to get the big picture here. And the more you learn, the better off you'll be!

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Fast Food and Obesity Work Hand in Hand Towards a Bigger World

By Sarah Gardner

In an effort to prove that the fast food industry is responsible for the growing obesity rate in the United States, independent filmmaker Morgan Spurlock followed a 30-day diet modification program that consisted only consuming only food from the McDonalds menu.

The purpose of this exercise was to show the world the way the fast food industry continually promotes unhealthy eating with financial gain being it's main, if not only, interest. The global issues of the health and weight epidemic were focused on in the 2004 Academy Award nominated movie, Super Size Me which made every effort to prove that the fast food industry and obesity were working hand in hand towards creating a bigger world.

Obesity And Fast Food Provide Ground Rules For Documentary Film

During the 30 day period of diet plan Spurlock was allowed to consume 5000 calories each day from the McDonald's menu and as part of his three meals every day, he was required to eat each and every menu item at least once throughout the 30 days. Before starting the experiment, Spurlock was a healthy thirty two year old man of six feet two inches in height and weighed in at an average 185 pounds. The 30 day McDonald's diet plan saw him gain 24.5 pounds and his BMI (Body Mass Index) rose from 23.2 to 27.

Considering that a healthy BMI for someone of his age, height and weight is between 19 and 25, it was apparent that he had moved up to the overweight bracket whilst following the McDonald's diet plan for this short period of time. Spurlock's claim that fast food and obesity are related was proven to many by these facts alone. The first five days of the fast food diet plan saw him gain in the region of ten pounds in weight.

Fast Food and Obesity Experiment Results

The United States and other nations who had previously supported the McDonald's fast food industry were impressed by the movie, and even more so when the supersize option on the McDonald's menu was quickly phased out. Healthy salad options were added, although the fast food chain states that these changes had nothing to do with the movie.

Many of the healthy eating options consist of fried chicken and the salad dressings to go with them are simply full of fat. As a result, these choices actually contain more calories and grams of fat than the traditional McDonald's burger and fries. Nonetheless, McDonalds have never actually admitted that fast food and obesity are closely related; just as they have never agreed that their menu items are a direct recipe to obesity.

Regrettably, even though the McDonald's menu provides a healthy option to its many fat-filled fast food meals, the customer is not obliged in any way to choose the healthy food, simply because it's on the menu. Choices which are lower in fat can be ordered from the menu, but the majority of customers don?t bother to make such personal ordering modifications.

This would lead us to believe that training the customer to think about what they eat holds more importance than pointing the finger at big businesses. Subway have made a concerted effort to broadcast their healthy eating practices and the options available on their menu whilst McDonald's have continued to sell the products which have made them so well known, ignoring for the best part any health guidelines whatsoever. Therefore, it would appear to be the responsibility of the consumer to make the right decision about exactly what they eat.

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Effective Weight Loss Tips

By Joshua Seth

Are you sick and tired of all the misinformation from the weight loss industry causing people to waste their time and money on fad diets that only end up making them fatter!

The Center for Disease Control reports that now over 120 million Americans are overweight and it is just getting worse. Together we can do something about it. Read on for details

You probably know that Ive written numerous articles on weight loss hypnosis. Ive also spoken on the topic before thousands of people in my Weight Loss Hypnosis Seminars. And because not everyone is able to attend one of my seminars Ive also created a series of weight loss hypnosis CDs. But its not enough! More people need this information than I can reach on my own.

I've taken the best of all that content, boiled it down, skimmed off the fat, and created seven weight loss resources that Id like to give you as a free gift.

These 7 simple weight loss MP3s, videos, and special reports are designed to help you finally lose weight and keep it off forever. And Im giving them all to you for FREE!

I've been asked over and over "Why not charge for it?" After all, people pay good money to attend my weight loss hypnosis seminars. Well, Im hoping youll like the content and tell your friends about it so they will come to this site and sign up to download their copies too. That way we can reach as many people as possible and do our part to help solve this growing problem in our society.

It's therefore win-win. You and your friends will get a ton of valuable information that will help you lose weight more quickly and easily than any diet youve ever been on, and I can help many more people than ever before. Together we can make a difference and change peoples lives for the better :-)

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Health and Fitness Using Workout Benches

By Sally Jones

Do you feel that it is important to stay healthy and fit but you are tired of going to the gym day after day? If so, it may be time to start using workout benches at home. Going to the gym can really get old, especially if you have a busy life. You spend time going to the gym, time driving home from the gym, and the membership is fairly costly as well. Well why not start working out at home so you can stay fit and healthy without all the cost and without wasting so much time.

Simply purchasing workout benches to use at home can allow you to stop wasting time and money on the gym. Clear out a room or a place in a room and make it into your own home gym. Just make sure that you are going to be committed to actually keeping up with your workouts when you do this.

You have two options when you go to purchase workout benches. First of all, you can decide to purchase brand new benches to use at home, or the other option is to go with some used equipment. Both options have pros and cons. With new benches you know what you are getting and you can send it back if there is a problem.

Of course when you go the used route, you can definitely get a better deal, but you don't always know what problems can crop up quickly.

Once you have your workout benches, make sure that you use them on a regular basis. It's easy to get busy and stop working out when you start working out at home. Make sure that you plan your workout into your day. Ensure that you mix things up as well. Don't always do the same routines or you will end up getting bored. Come up with different routines that you can do so that you stay interested and keep yourself fit and feeling healthy.

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Getting More From a Cellulite Cream Review

By Patricia Hammond

Cellulite creams are now growing in popularity as an accepted means to treat cellulite. Not all creams however are as effective as they are advertised to be. If you want to find the best cellulite cream for you, you should take a closer look at every cellulite cream review.


Testimonials and endorsements can tell you a lot. We are all aware however that in the world of advertising, testimonial fabrication is a common occurrence. In the online world, it is quite common for a product reseller to pay a blogger to write a cellulite cream review even if the individual has had no direct experience with the product.

To get a general idea of what the product can do, it is still good to read these reviews. It is always best however to look for health organizations with websites that can provide more objective reviews and even product ranking. A lot of sites will not risk just getting on the wrong side of a product manufacturer and will only provide low ranks to products that are not very effective.


Look for details about product ingredients and scientific explanations about how each ingredient works in your cellulite cream review. You should be able to judge a product better with scientific explanations. A better cellulite cream review will provide you with links to sites that will offer you additional data on the scientific basis of its claims. In the absence of such links however, you should check on the truth of scientific claims by researching on the ingredients yourself.

Money Back Guarantee

Though there are some effective products that don't offer a money-back guarantee, it is still to your advantage if you choose one with such offer. This means that the manufacturers are making it known through a cellulite cream review that they are standing by the effectiveness of their products and are even willing to bet on their income just to prove that they have a good product.

Check on forums that have a bearing on cellulite and check how many people are actually getting their money back. A tremendous rate of product returns may be a sign that the product may not be very effective at all.


Any product would never admit to being inferior than other products. A good cellulite cream review however will not show you bloated claims such as immediate and total cellulite elimination. Products that can be trusted are those that will honestly give the limitations of their products in a review. It is better to buy and use a product that only claims to reduce cellulite rather than a product that claims to provide miraculous results.


Trust only cellulite cream reviews that give you the product's side effects if there are any. Manufacturers will also only claim that their product has no side effects if they are truly sure that they can stand by the claim. As an extra precaution however, it is always better to test a product first before using it extensively on your body.

More than anything, you should discontinue the use of a product as soon as you notice something funny or experience some discomfort. You can help product reviewers and potential users by spreading the word about your positive or negative experiences in using a product.

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