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.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Great Benefits You Can Get from an Electric Yogurt Maker

By Aberdeen Page

Yogurt happens to be everyone's favorite dessert and snack. It makes a good substitute to ice cream. Many people have taken yogurt as part of their daily meal plan; the only drawback for having yogurt as a common food at home is that it is expensive when you buy it from the supermarket. The best solution to this is to make your own yogurt at home by using an electric yogurt maker.

Because of the many options you have regarding brands and models, you should take stock of what its features and uses are. A good quality electric yogurt maker would be able to make enough yogurt for your entire family. There are yogurt makers that are large enough to hold 6 cups of delicious homemade yogurt. It would be easy for you to make yogurt for your entire clan in a single setting.

Another great feature for a good yogurt maker is that it would allow you to have as many flavors as you can in one setting. You will be able to consider different flavors as preferred by different people, including your family. This will allow you to experience variety for flavors on your yogurt and you wont get tired of its taste.

You yogurt maker machine should be user friendly as well. The LCD display timer and control feature allows you to control the settings of your device without fuss. Take note that temperature control and exact fermentation are necessary for your yogurt so that it wont breed any bacteria that may cause diseases. It is better then to look for an automatic shutoff function that ensures you have the right fermentation period even without you having to check on the process at all times.

You have to make sure of the kind of containers that your yogurt maker has. Spill proof covers should be found on it to ensure of the right fermentation. It should have a built in stirrer to make sure that there is the same temperature for the entire fermentation process, making sure that all the nutrients are still intact.

A yogurt is meant to be part of anyone's regular diet, not merely because it is an equally delectable substitute to ice cream, but because it brings with it great benefits for your health, giving you a robust immune system and more.

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Get Rid Of Stretch Marks After Pregnancy With These 6 Easy Steps

By Yomi Ade

Stretch marks are a form of scarring on the skin and are caused when the skin is stretched beyond its natural elasticity. Almost every woman faces stretch marks at some point in her life and while it may not be possible to completely avoid it, there are a lot of things you can do to reduce its impact. We will focus on some preventive measures that will help strengthen your skin and increase its elasticity. These tips will help your skin cope better with stretching beyond its natural elasticity.

1.Eat fruits and greens: Since stretch marks are caused by dead tissue in the skin, eating fruits, vegetables and greens gets nutrition to your skin and help it stay elastic. You should look at foods that are rich in vitamins, calcium, proteins and other whole grains.

2.Take Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Zinc and Silica: There are certain things that will give your skin elasticity and help it stretch much better without breaking tissue and causing dead skin. Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Zinc and Silica are such things. Consult your doctor and include these things in your diet to strengthen your skin and make it more elastic.

3.Drink Plenty of Water: Water helps hydrate your skin and keeps moisture in the skin. If your skin is properly moisturized then it will not dry and crack up. This helps reduce the impact the stretch marks and keeps your skin healthy and strong.

4. Massage your skin with oil: In order to moisturize your skin and strengthen it to protect against stretch marks " you should massage it with coconut oil, almond oil and other essential oils. These oils penetrate the skin and thus go under the layer of the outer skin to moisturize the skin and make it strong enough to protect against the stretchiness it will have to go through in pregnancy.

5. Use Stretch Removal Creams: There are plenty of stretch removal creams that have been created with a good mix of essential oils and vitamins. Further, there are specific creams that target reducing the risk of getting stretch marks in the first place.

6.Pace Your Weight Gain: If you are a pregnant woman who is expecting to gain weight, consult your doctor on pacing that weight gain. After the six month of pregnancy, women experience a big expansion in their abdominal area and the skin fails to keep pace with the growth in the body. A way to avoid this is to eat healthy and pace your weight gain.

You can and should use a combination of these tips to help your skin cope with the prospect of stretching and not leave permanent damage afterwards. Remember, prevention is better than cure and these tips help you do just that.

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HCG Recipes - Slim Fast Diet Plan

By Chris Jensen

Most probably you want to lose weight. Well it is just natural for us to be conscious of our physical looks. We want to look just right in our own eyes and in the eyes of others. Good thing there is this plan called the Slim Fast Diet plan that may help you in your endeavor. It's a great diet plan that has a great track record of success. It has already helped a lot of people lose weight.

Slim Fast Diet plan's approach to losing weight is a little bit different from all other diet plans' approach. Its approach is about food in relation to managing own weight. Nonetheless, there is the need to control the meals in portions and then to replace typical snacks with regular, healthy meals. Indeed, there is the need to develop personal weight management.

Particularly with Slim Fast Diet, a shake must be taken for breakfast and for lunch. For dinner, it should be a meal rich in vegetable and meat mainly for protein requirement. Fruits and slim fast bars are allowed during the day.

Slim Fast Diet plan is most probably effective because of its approach and of the beverage or foods it recommends. Its approach and the beverage or foods it recommends are one of a kind.

Slim Fast Diet plan is worth trying. It's effective. Most probably you want to lose weight so give it a try now. However, you also have your freedom to choose which diet plan to try. Generally it is effective but for some reasons it may not be effective for you. Decision is all up to you.

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Wrinkle Cream Facts

By Lusian Jones

Aging is a natural process and no one can deny this process. However, this process can be slowed down to a considerable amount by the application of wrinkle creams. Wrinkle creams have become very popular among the youth as well as the people in their middle age.

It has been proven that Dermapril is the best. Thus it is voted the best in a recent study conducted on thousand people. It contains 2 patented active ingredients; Matrixyl 3000 which reduces that visibility of wrinkles and fine lines and Argatensyl which is easily absorbed into the skin and tightens the skin from within. It combined,, these two ingredients help the skin look softer and give it a healthier glow. Matrixyl 3000 is similar to n to Argireline. Argireline is used to relax facial muscles and tissues similar to Botox.

Matrixyl 3000 and Argatensyl to get her work to remove the wrinkles and even dark circles under eyes. These age marks can be prevented using Wrinkle creams like Dermapril. It has been proven that the prominence of the aging marks can be reduced easily using Dermapril Cream. Matrixyl 3000 compound easily increases the tensile base of the skin. Whenever the wrinkle creams, especially Dermapril is use along with with a restricted diet regime it proves to be the best.

Some Facts About Dermapril:

1 Dermapril was tested and reported to have reduced wrinkles by at least 44%.

2 Dermapril opens the pores of the skin to rejuvenate the pH balance of the skin. It helps remove blotches and make the skin look more fresh and smooth.

3. The active ingredients in Dermapril help increase the natural production of Collagen, Fibronectin and Hyaluronic Acid. This is important because many creams advertise that they will "inject" collagen into your skin. This isn't scientifically possible as collagen is too large to absorb naturally into the skin. The body has to produce its own. Dermapril has been shown to help the body produce its own collagen with the help of antioxidants and other natural ingredients that boost the bodies own immune system.

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Product Review of Panasonic EP-1273TL Massage Chair Recliner

By James Q Knowlen

We are going to present a review of the Panasonic EP-1273KL shiatsu massage chair. The EP-1273 is a midrange model offered by Panasonic, who has a broad range of massage chairs. We systematically review massage chairs in 5 different categories and give a rating for each category. The scores are added up for a total possible score of 100 points. Let us take a look at the mid-level Panasonic EP-1273KL which is in the $2,000 to $3,000 price range.

Warranty Coverage & Customer Service: We start with the dry subject of warranty coverage. It is less glamorous than going through the wonderful features on this massage chair, but nonetheless, it is important. Warranty coverage is like insurance. It protects you from disaster-just in case. With large ticket items, you want some protection for shelling out your hard earned money. Panasonic gives you rather light coverage on parts and labor which is covered for only 1 year. Other chairs in this range are longer from the factory. The best coverage which exceeds the norm is one year coverage for field service. Customer service is OK. Overall, we give the EP 1273 a 16 in warranty coverage.

Comfort & Ergonomics: Let us take a look at the EP-1273 from a comfort perspective. The chair back is well padded. You get a pillow to support your head that can accommodate the size of different users. The chair tends to fit the body well and support the back. The materials selected add to the comfort of the chair. The remote is simple for the amount of functions. Panasonic has thought through the design well and earns an 18 for the EP1273.

Ease of Use: One of the challenges of modern day equipment is that there are so many features that are now included. The design challenge comes in making these devices simple to understand and easy to use. Panasonic has been involved in this arena for a long time and takes this very seriously. The remote of the EP1273 is very well laid out. It is simple to understand and using it takes hardly any time. We are impressed with the simplicity of this chair and give it an 18 in this category.

Key Features: The key features of the EP1273 are the dual use ottoman and the 8 manual massage techniques. This massage recliner has a dual-use air ottoman system. Use the air system to knead and relieve tightness in the calves. Raise the ottoman and place your feet on it for a soothing and relieving foot massage. The second use of the ottoman is the built in stretch function. Hit the button and the ottoman will at first rise up and then it will lower in 20 degree increments. This will stretch out the lower body and provide gentle relief to aching muscles. This recliner also has 8 manual massage techniques. The 8 techniques include: Shiatsu, Swedish, Hawaiian, tapping, rolling, kneading, compression and percussion. This is a great variety for a mid range massage chair. We give the EP-1273 an 18 for key features.

Massage Therapy: The EP1273 gives you a choice of four automatic programs. Select Shiatsu, Deep, Gentle and Refresh at the touch of a button for 15 minutes of relaxing massage therapy. You can also select from 3 manual courses covering the back. You have many choices of manual massages. An interesting feature in the EP 1273 is the back rollers. The back rollers have four firm rubber massage heads which make up the Swede-Atsu massage. The Swede-Atsu massage replicates the stroking with the palm of the hand and the pressing with the heel of the hand. You can also feel the mechanical thumbs apply firm pressure. The kneading massage is firm with the rubber massage heads feeling like strong pressure with the thumbs. You also get a thorough calf and foot massage with the leg ottoman of the EP-1273. We rate the massage therapy of the Panasonic EP-1273 an 18.

The Panasonic EP-1273 KL is a great value for a midrange chair. We give it an overall rating of 88 out of 100 points. We are most concerned with the short warranty for parts and labor. Otherwise, you get an excellent variety of massage treatments to choose from. The stretching function is another nice feature added into this massage recliner. The EP1273 massage chair is definitely worth checking out if you are looking at mid range massage chairs.

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