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.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Why Is Detox Important

By Jasmine Endive

Detoxification is a word that is used more often lately. More and more people look for ways to enjoy the benefits of detox in ways that allow them to be and feel healthy by getting rid of all kinds of unwanted toxins.

One of the most popular methods of detox is called colon cleansing and even if this method doesnt sound that pleasing it is one of the more effective ones around. Those who understand how detoxification works understand that the whole process of detoxification is based on the idea that every now and then your body needs to get rid of all the remnants of bad things that stay in.

Body detoxification is pretty much the process of cleansing ones digestive system of all the food remnants that get trapped over the years. The process is usually done be the consuming a liquid that clears intestines and organs. It is not a surgical procedure and on the contrary it doesnt involve any specific medical procedure. The process has to do with drinking a fluid and then going to the bathroom.

It is important to occasionally flush out our digestive system because that is where all the toxins end up in. If your digestive system doesnt work properly then it will definitely take a toll on your health in many other ways. In order for someone to be in a good healthy state the digestive system must be cleansed and thats why detox is essential.

It doesnt matter if you are eating healthy and if you are consuming healthy food like organic meats and produce. These foods still have toxins and think of the pollution, drinks and the toxins contained in pretty much everything these days. Even in the case that you are healthy, a non drinker and a non smoker you still have toxins in your body. These toxins linger in the body and find their way to the digestive system - a vital system that you need to maintain good health.

The digestive system is comprised of many organs including ones liver, pancreas, kidneys, stomach and intestines. The food and drink we consume ends up in different parts of the body where its ingredients are broken down in different organs. It is not therefore effective to just cleanse one organ but the best way is to go on a detoxification process to clean everything all at once.

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External Hemorrhoid Treatment

By Thomas Voullemier

You surely understand how uncomfortable and painful and external hemorrhoid can be if you have ever suffered from one. There are people that continually suffer from the serious condition. Fortunately there are external hemorrhoid treatments available in different forms. If you suffer from hemorrhoids, the only thing that you think about is finding relief from them. They cause problems with everyday activities like walking and sitting down. It is very hard to live a quality lifestyle if you are bothered by external hemorrhoids.

If you have been thinking about external hemorrhoid treatment, then you need to know that you have a variety of options to choose from. Hemorrhoids home treatment is actually the more intelligent option due to it's convenience and affordability. Why go out and spend your hard earned dollars on more expensive and unnatural treatments that do not work?

One of the best external hemorrhoid treatment options is petroleum jelly. This is one of the fastest, most affordable and painless natural treatments that can be found. A jar of petroleum jelly can be purchased at a pharmacy, grocery store, or discount store for less than $2.00 and is a very treatment.

External hemorrhoids always develop on the outside of the rectum. They are very sensitive and irritated and are caused when too much stress and pressure is placed on the veins in the anal region. Petroleum jelly will effectively decrease the symptoms. Petroleum jelly is easy and quick to apply and will quickly relieve the pain and discomfort. Depending on the sensitivity and severity of the external hemorrhoids, frequent applications may be needed. It can be applied as often as necessary.

Another very effective external hemorrhoid treatment that is commonly used is phenylephrine, or Preparation H. The ointment is applied externally to constrict the blood vessels and reduce any swelling that may be present. There is a good chance of getting rid of the hemorrhoid if the swelling and irritation can be relieved. This ointment may require frequent application, depending on the severity of the condition. Phenylephrine works very well, and in many cases, nothing else is needed for relief.

If you are looking for more external hemorrhoid treatment options, you should consider making some changes to your lifestyle. Wearing underwear that is made of soft cotton will ease some of the redness, irritation, and swelling. You may even want to think about what is causing the hemorrhoids in the first place. Some of the more common causes are a strong cough, lifting heavy objects, long bouts of sitting or standing, and constipation. Changes in hormones and constipation during pregnancy are often responsible for women being prone to external hemorrhoids.

It is best to use a natural external hemorrhoid treatment because of the effectiveness, as well as the lack of financial demand involved. Surgical procedures are sometimes considered, however, most are not necessary and should be avoided. Other natural methods need to be considered before anything else because there is most likely something out there that will work to get rid of them quicker and faster, without breaking the bank.

Even after your hemorrhoids have seemingly vanished and the pain and irritation are gone, it is highly recommended to take preventative measures to keep them from coming back. A good idea would be to eat foods which are high in fiber in order to minimize possible constipation. Also, you will need to drink plenty of water. Natural stool softeners can be purchased from a local pharmacy if necessary.

If you are the type who finds themselves sitting behind a desk for hours a day, then you should find time to stand up and stretch every couple of hours. Go for a walk on your lunch break to bring some balance to the amount of strain that is placed on your body. If your job requires long hours of standing, then a good preventative measure would be to find time to sit down frequently throughout the day. Avoid foods that cause you to become constipated like cheeses and other foods that have been known to slow down the digestive system like those which are high in sugar and low in fiber.

As you can see, an all natural external hemorrhoid treatment is the easiest and most economical way to find relief. Once you really start looking, you may be very surprised and the home treatment methods that are available to get rid of painful hemorrhoids. In most cases, an external hemorrhoid treatment is relatively cheap. This will allow you to save your money for better things than doctor's visits and operations. When you are able to understand what causes your external hemorrhoids, you will be able to figure out how to treat them with ease. There are many natural hemorrhoid treatments around; you just need to find what works best for you.

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Is Your Vacuum Killing Your Family?

By Kristina Brown

Do you ever wonder what is coming out of your vacuum cleaner while it is running? Do you see dirt and dust fly into the air as your machine is running? Many upright vacuum cleaners are incapable of filtering properly and that is bad news for many allergy and asthma sufferers. However there is a solution, the Miele S7 Upright Vacuum Cleaner. With the Miele S7 you will no longer worry about whether or not your machine is filtering, on the contrary you will actually feel assured that your machine and its sealed filtration system is keeping everything contained within the machine.

My vacuum has a filter on it so it is good right? No. Just because your vacuum cleaner has a filter does not mean it is truly filtering the expelled air at an acceptable rate. In fact many filters used in vacuum cleaner have holes, gaps and more and release mass amounts of still polluted air.

Well My Vacuum Cleaner has a HEPA Filter, So that means its good right? " Wrong. You can stick a HEPA filter in any machine but that does not mean it will filter properly. Because many machines are produced with no seal, many gaps and other design flaws; the air leaves the machine dirty and unfiltered. In order to have a machine filter all of the air and not just a small portion you need a Sealed System.

What is so amazing about Mieles Sealed System? " Using a seal around the bag chamber and HEPA filter, Miele is able to achieve true HEPA filtration. 100% of the air is pushed through the HEPA filter so you can vacuum and breath easy at the same time.

I have allergies, should I get a Miele S7 Upright? Yes! The Miele S7 Upright is a truly amazing vacuum cleaner and is capable of filtering out dust mites, pollen, pet dander and more! No longer will the dirt spew back into the air when the vacuum is in use. Everything is completely sealed inside of the machine.

My Vacuum always Smells bad, Will the Miele S7 Upright? While there is no guarantee that the Miele can contain all smells, the Miele S7 Upright does have odor-eliminating charcoal embedded at the bottom of the HEPA filter. This helps suppress whatever smell may be coming from your machine.

True HEPA Filtration is a very important feature not found many machines on the market today. However Miele has created the perfect upright that really filters everything it comes into contact with. So stop coughing and sneezing and buy a Miele S7 Upright today.

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The Kick that Works Every Time!

By Al Case

This is the most incredible kick that nobody knows. It's true, and I never see anybody else use this kick. Not in commercial school freestyle, not in tournaments, not even in the MMA.

This kick is as instantaneous as thought, but if I don't pull it and land it softly, I'm going to break a bunch of my opponent's ribs. To be truthful, this kick is probably the most powerful kick in all the martial arts. When I use it it always scores, and I mean big time.

The replacement spin side kick is what I call this kick--but I simply refer to it as the Pop Kick. When I use it I turn my back to my opponent, I can't even see him. Yet, the kick shakes his ribcage every single time.

To master this kick, you have to be able to fight out of a horse stance. There is a weakness in fighting out of a horse stance. Obviously, your opponent has your side closed, and your position is not very good.

So I make my position very temporary when I fight out of a horse stance. I usually let myself be manhandled into the seemingly bad position, and thus is the opponent lulled. When I deliver this kick, then, the surprise of my opponent is even greater.

Now, you've got to learn how to switch feet effectively. To practice for this switch I assume a horse stance and learn how to let the energy pop from my tan tien, I envision snapping the fingers--very important--the switching of the legs is just like the snapping of fingers.

Now, take a stance before a wall, breath easily, relax, and practice, when switching the feet, making the foot coming around the back to plant upon the wall. One foot lands on the floor, and the other foot lands on the wall, and they must do so at the same time. The key here is to visualize the kick, see it in your mind, relax, and just let it pop, a simple popping thought.

Do you see what I am doing here? I am practicing kicking at the speed of thought, and it really works, for the kick becomes instantaneous, like the snapping of a magicians fingers. I start out in one position, the other fellow shutting me half down and thinking that he's got me, and zingo bingo, I am popped to a spin and Side Kick. The sudden drop of the weight, the instant coordination, the strength of the side kick, the unexpectedness of it all, they all combine to make this one unstoppable mofo kick.

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Want a Muscle Building Program? 5 Things You Should Know First

By Mark Dale

Many people who've followed muscle building programs have failed to make good muscle gains because they've misunderstood what it takes to succeed. In order to stay motivated it's very important to see regular growth and to see the changes in the mirror.

The reason so many people fail is because they follow the wrong muscle building program, and by that I mean a program that is not suitable for their individual needs. The result of following the wrong program can be anything to poor muscle gains to actually losing muscle, or even getting a serious injury through overtraining.

I have read and reviewed many muscle building programs over the past 10 years, so if you are wondering what to look out for when choosing one then here are my top 5 things to look out for:

Training Time

Any workout routine that has you in the gym for hours at a time will not help you gain muscle mass. Longer in the gym does not equal bigger muscles! Your workout routines should last no more than 45 mins if you want to gain muscle size and strength.

Varying Your Workout Program

Keep your workout program varied and this will help to keep your muscles growing by stimulating them in different ways. Therefore re-structure your gym workouts every 8 - 12 weeks. If you don't change routines your body will become used to the same exercises and muscle growth will slow or even stop.

Rest is Part of Your Muscle Program

You need plenty of rest for your body to recover from your workouts and for your muscle growth. Muscles grow when you sleep, eat and rest and NOT when you train. The best muscle building programs will include rest days and will have you training the same muscle groups more than twice a week.

Make Sure You Do the Exercises Correctly

Exercise with proper form. It is very important that you don't just stack on the weights and throw them around! Proper form and execution of exercises is vital to your muscle building success and to prevent injury. Look out for muscle programs that show you how to perform exercises correctly.

How Important is the Diet?

Diet is the key to every bodybuilder's success. However any muscle building diet must be personalized to your body type and goals. The best muscle building programs will provide diet plans for every individual. This means diet plans will cover all calorie levels and include meals from 2000 - 6000 calories a day. The best meal plans I've come across even cater for vegetarians or those who need to avoid specific foods.

So that's 5 very simple but very important tips to get you on the right track to muscle building success. Make sure you find answer to all these points when you are looking at muscle building programs.

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