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

The Many Benefits of Massage

By William Sanders

People of all walks of life are getting themselves a therapeutic massage more often now than a decade ago. A number of reasons will be briefly discussed in this article.

Therapeutic massage is valuable in a number of ways and those who have taken themselves to massage centers can attest to this.

One, it assists in recuperation or healing process. It is inevitable for anyone exposed to strenuous exercise or activity to not feel tired and overly stressed. However, fast and efficient recovery may come to the rescue in the form of therapeutic massage. Such a recovery can include improved blood and lymph circulation, muscle relaxation and overall relaxation. Consequently, these lead to extraction of waste products and improved cell nutrition, stabilization of tissues, neutralization of trigger points, and faster healing of injuries which can result to relief from soreness and stiffness, enhanced flexibility, and reduced likelihood of future injury.

Two, it triggers the relaxation response. Over-training which is often associated with irritability, apathy, loss of appetite, insomnia and many more often occurs during heavy exercise or workout. However, therapeutic massage could thwart over-training because it stimulates relaxation. It relaxes tense muscles.

Three, it is a form of stress relief. Massage does help balance the effects of stress in our lives, reduce anxiety level and tension headaches, normalize blocked energy flow, improve the functioning of the immune system and restore a calm mind and feeling of well-being. What could be more rewarding then than a stress-free life or a stress-free day.

While the aforementioned benefits are quite obvious, studies have found out that massage is much more beneficial in treating depression, anxiety and many more emotional issues rather than the physical issues or those associated with physical pain.

We ought to consider that we need to take the initiative of maintaining a sound body and a sound mind. There is so much benefit in indulging yourself into a regular massage. The cost is worth it. Start feeling good in mind and body today by treating yourself to a relaxing massage! After all, our over-all health and well-being lie in our hands.

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Affordable Health insurance for all

By Kunal Wadhwani

Life style of an individual nowadays have changed tremendously as compared to the past thus increasing the burden per capita leading to the advent of various health ailments and also their treatments. This marks the need of an affordable health insurance as it helps deplete your burdens by reducing your medical expenses.

Market is now booming with several companies offering health insurance plans and providing the best health insurance quote that benefits and is in interest for each and every prospect.

This makes selecting the best insurance for you and your closed even more of a confusing task to find the best health insurance plan as there are several companies providing you with the best quotes and offering reliable services as per your requirements. The health insurance has become as such an need of an hour that even the governments' scheme 'Medicare' , which is an affordable health insurance plan for registered citizens could not match it.

Once you have decided the kind of benefits you desire from the health insurance plan, visit www.insurancecaredirect.com and choose amongst the most affordable health insurance plans from the best and the most reliable providers in the market today with no exorbitant brokerage or commission. Generate a health insurance quote in moments of logging in and you'll realize that the perfect health insurance plan was just a click away. ICD is more of an advisor than an agent and is totally empathetic towards your need for the most affordable health insurance with maximum benefits as this is tantamount to a healthy future life.

Even if you are a beginner and new to this world of insurance and quotes, it provides you with all the listed glossary you would need to get your self in sync with this sector and if you still find yourself in a soup with something, there are experts always ready to help you with any sort of query any time of an hour.

We at www.insurancecaredirect.com solely work for the benefit of our valuable customers, thus the health insurance plan generated will be entirely as per your specifications mentioned and you need not worry about any sort of mishandling as usually is the case with agents or any middlemen.

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Lady Killing - How To Date A Girl

By Chris Jensen

You were sitting in the library one day, and all of a sudden, a pretty girl passed in front of you. You were mesmerized with her smile, her eyes and her beautiful face. You love everything about her and want to know more about that girl, but how? There are guys who are natural when it comes to dating but there are those who are not so gifted enough when it comes to asking girl on a date. How to date a girl? It seems like a difficult question. Well let's see and find some answers to it.

Dating a girl does not really require you to follow a specific guide; it only requires self-confidence and a little motivation to ask the girl of your dreams for a date. There may be a lot of opinions, tips and advices but it really depend on your own style of "how to date a girl". How to date a girl starts with finding the girl you want to ask out on a date. How you wish you could just easily walk up to her, ask her name, her number and if you could go out on a date together. Sometimes the scenario is not like that, it takes a little time, effort and patience to ask a girl for a date

Know the girl more, her interests, her hobbies, likes and dislikes. By knowing this you get an idea on how you can easily get closer to her. If she likes baking, then invite her to join a demo class on baking. If she is interested in butterflies, give her a little butterfly token or maybe you can ask her to accompany you to visit the local butterfly garden. Also, you can ask her help in Math assignments if she is good in Math. It is better if you share the same interests; it is easier to get to know more about each other. Without you knowing you are spending more time with the girl you like and you are actually having a date. Who knows, one thing leads to another.

There are other guys who instantly ask a girl for a dinner date, or to watch a movie. Usually, a girl refuses these kinds of dates unless they really like you. But you can always try; she might as well like you. So there is no harm in asking the girl for these formal dates.

If you are now continuously dating a girl, it is for you to keep it as steady as possible. So the question how to date a girl refers to what kind of dates to do. A date does not need to be expensive, you can always go to a mall, have a little coffee. Or, you can have a walk in the park, a visit to the museum, or you can watch the sunset. If you are a nature lover, you can ask her to go on hiking, nature trekking, or diving. If you are adventurous, you can always travel to a far flung place with no electricity, no technology or anything. If you love parties, you can always ask her to clubs, disco places. It is up to you on how to create a fun, exciting environment for the both of you. You are the one in charge so, keep the fun coming in your dates.

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Treating Acne

By Jayna Davis

However great a person's features are or how well their clothes fit their bodies, one small feature can really ruin the whole effect. A bad case of acne can do this pretty badly, so if you'd been working really hard to get that beach-ready body, don't forget to take care of your skin, too.

The most common culprit for the causes of acne is puberty, pure and simple. The hormonal imbalances that come with sexual development can really throw a growing kid's sebaceous glands (those are the oil glands found in the skin) out of whack, which can cause them to produce too much oil that can clog up the pores. With the build up of the oil and dirt, the bacteria starts to breed, and badda bing badda boom, you have acne.

Another one of the causes of acne is genetics. Some people will have the great luck of inheriting really good skin that's almost completely resistant to blemishes. These lucky ones won't have to suffer through acne at all; not even during puberty. On the other hand, there will be those who will unfortunately have to battle with severe acne throughout their lives. Most of us will fall somewhere in between.

Treating acne is usually a pretty simple and straightforward matter, especially if your acne isn't very severe. Sometimes, it can be as easy as washing your face on a regular basis, using a gentle facial cleanser that fits your skin type.

Whether the causes of acne are puberty-hormones, cigarettes, or even PMS, there will be an acne treatment for you, don't worry! There are treatments that deal with the effects of acne -the various skin blemishes caused by the bacteria that breed in clogged pores, for example- as well as the causes of acne.

Hormone treatments, for example, can be an effective treatment for really severe acne. For most people though, a good acne cream is often enough. Applying it regularly or as directed by your doctor can really show results, especially if coupled with a good skin care regimen.

Choosing the right brand of topical cream or ointment will depend on how you plan on treating acne and on your own body chemistry; some substances are a lot likely to work on certain kinds of people than others. Once you get the kind of treatment that works for you, you probably won't have to worry about the causes of acne anymore.

Outright curing acne might be the province of only a few specific products, but treating acne can be as simple as maintaining your skin care regimen and using a little bit of acne cream to keep the acne symptoms at bay.

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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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