Finding Low Cost Health Insurance

Health InsuranceMost of the sites you will come across have one thing in common, a free quote engine. These quote engines will usually ask for either the state you live in or your zip code. This information helps the engine return a list of health insurance agents who are licensed to sell health insurance plans in your area. This step is important because insurance regulations vary from state to state, so you first want to make sure the agent you are dealing with is knowledgeable about insurance regulations in your area.

Another benefit to these free quote engines is that, since they are free, you can request multiple quotes. This is a good idea because it puts the power in your hands, as an informed consumer. With multiple quotes, you can begin to evaluate the total health insurance costs between different plans. Requesting multiple quotes also lets you interact with multiple agents and get a feel for which agent you prefer working with and who appears to have your best interests in mind. Having choices is key to making an informed decision and saving money.

There’s no denying that health insurance is a very important part of our lives and it should not be taken lightly. But you also shouldn’t stress too hard with all of the tools that are out there to help you. This article is intended to help you understand some of the basic concepts and terms of health insurance and to point you in the right direction for finding a low cost health insurance plan that suits your needs.

The True Value of Low Cost Health Insurance

If you are like most people, you want to get the best value for your money when shopping for health insurance. This usually translates into a search for “low cost” or cheap health insurance, but there is more to it than that. Your real goal should be to maximize coverage while minimizing the total health insurance cost for a plan. This is a delicate balance that takes some effort to get right.

Not all forms of low cost or cheap health insurance are great values. You must consider both the health insurance cost of a plan and the coverage it provides to get an accurate sense of what you are buying. And even the cost side of the equation is not always clear. Many people lazily assume that the monthly premium is the “sticker price” of a health insurance plan. That is a mistake.

A health insurance plan’s deductible is just as important as its monthly premium; both are critical factors that contribute to the total health insurance cost of a plan. The deductible is the amount of money you would have to pay out-of-pocket before your health insurance provider starts covering the rest. So if you have a $2,000 deductible, your insurance provider won’t pay a penny until you have already spent $2,000 of your own money on your own medical expenses. So in addition to your monthly premium payments, you must also consider the potential out-of-pocket costs you might face in  paying off your deductible if an accident occurs and you end up in the hospital.

Other factors you must consider when evaluating the total health insurance cost of a plan include co-pays for prescription drugs and visits to the doctor. Most plans will require you to pay some level of co-pay for these items, but how much is the question. Be sure to not overlook these details when evaluating a plan.

Be Honest With Thyself

Now that you are aware of the different factors to consider in evaluating the true value of a low cost health insurance plan, you should feel more confident in your ability to choose a plan that is value-tuned to your needs. For example, if you are young and healthy and feel like trips to the hospital are unlikely in your near future, you might opt for a higher deductible in return for lower monthly premiums. However, if you are into outdoor activities or extreme sports which can lead to injury, a more comprehensive plan will suit you better.

Health Insurance is very important and is something you need to be honest with yourself (and your family) about. As tempting as it might be to cut corners and get a super cheap plan with minimum coverage benefits, you could ultimately be hurting yourself and putting your family at risk of financial ruin if a medical emergency occurs. So paying a little extra each month to get adequate health insurance coverage can end up saving you a ton of money in the long run.

Review of Health and Wellness

Health And WellnessWhy are we writing this Health and Wellness Industry Review? What’s the big deal about Health and Wellness? The answer lies in the convergence of two trends. The first trend was sparked by the fact that the Baby Boomers are living longer than previous generations ever have in the past. They’re looking at ways to keep themselves healthy, active and vital so that they can enjoy life into their later years. They’re focusing on being well – or “Wellness” instead of waiting to get sick and just reacting to it with medications.

The second trend, is also at least partly the result of baby boomers and the longer life span of the population in general. What options are available to people now to ensure that they have the money to enjoy their retirement – sometimes for the next 20, 30 or 40 years? Now that the old financial system has broken down, everyone needs to be looking at how they’re going to provide a passive, residual income stream for their future.

Thus, we get the birth of an industry – Health and Wellness.

Due to the reasons mentioned above, lots of people are thinking about launching a home based business.
With the economy the way it is, and unemployment rates growing, it’s no wonder some are turning to a home business as a way to make a living.

But how do you decide what to do? So many choices out there, so many “business opportunities” screaming “I am the best opportunity-make lots of money…fast…easy…overnight…” and on and on it goes.

Hopefully you’ve gone through our other articles to help you and guide you down the path that’s right for you.

When you’re trying to decide what type of home business you want to set up, of course it’s a good idea to take a look at which industries are popular – and will continue to grow.

We’re going to focus on an industry that has absolutely exploded – and is anticipated to continue to grow for years to come – the Health and Wellness Industry. People who have become involved in this industry are finding it extremely lucrative and are poised to do quite well financially in the future.

The Health and Wellness Industry is concerned with prevention of illness and disease.
This is different from Health industry which includes doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies. This industry focuses on treating the symptoms of illness, and not on prevention of sickness, and or helping people feel healthier.

The Health and Wellness Industry is expected to be a $1 trillion dollar industry by 2010. This industry includes nutritional supplements, juices, health/fitness clubs, chiropractic, naturopathy, homeopathy, and holistic health care. So what are the forces making the Health and Wellness industry so hot?

The economic downturn has affected peoples’ ability to spend money on insurance, doctor visits, and hospital stays. People are focusing on prevention of sickness and disease: According to cNMI (Natural Marketing Institute) President Maryellen Molyneaux:

“NMI research clearly shows that the current economic downturn is changing consumer behavior on many levels, including spending related to health and wellness. So while sales in each category continue to grow, consumers are becoming more discerning and are looking for real value in their purchases and not just the perceived value. This shift in behavior will impact manufacturers and retailers not just short-term but also in the future. With the economic future unclear, NMI projects that the health and wellness industry as a whole will remain relatively stable over the next five years at approximately 7% growth each year.”

More and more people are searching for ways to prevent illness and improve the quality of their life through better health. Many people feel that the nature of western medicine is treating symptoms, rather than preventing disease. They also feel that what traditional medicine does best is treating emergencies, not not keeping people from getting sick in the first place.

Many Doctors and scientists have dedicated their lives to finding natural “cures” for common “dis-eases” and have embraced a natural approach to treating peoples’ conditions.

Pharmaceutical concerns: There is growing mistrust in the general population towards the pharmaceutical industry. Side effects of medications are often serious, and sometimes even lethal.

Lawsuits and product recalls are making people leery of just taking a pill in hopes of getting better. The majority of prescriptions are merely to treat symptoms of sickness, not in curing or preventing disease.

This is creating lifetime customers. Pharmaceuticals are being designed to be taken for life – and people are becoming aware of the dangers of this to their health.

People are living longer. And they want to be healthy doing it. Life spans keeps getting longer, and people are willing to invest in their health more now than ever before. They are seeking ways to feeling good, staying well, and having health and vitality – and are turning to the Health and Wellness Industry for the answers.

How Health And Medical Insurance Plan Can Help You

Health Insurance 2Anyone who watches the news has seen the abundant health care debates – making medical coverage affordable, making it compelling, and making it possible for everyone to be covered. Understanding medical coverage and how health insurance can be of use to you will prompt you to analyze your current health plan or seek information for obtaining medical insurance.

Individuals who admit routine health care know how considerable health insurance is. Routine visits to your family doctor will be of use to identify any underlying medical dilemmas and allow you to seek proper treatment for any medical conditions that arise.

Those who have medical coverage are able to take prescriptions at a discounted rate, often paying only a co-pay which is a critical reduction from the retail cost. Overall, individuals with medical benefits are healthier than those missing coverage because they are able to seek medical attention at the first sign of a problem. Routine health management is considerable for everyone.

If you flip the coin to individuals deprived of health care benefits you see abundant people who live with everyday aches and pains; those who self-medicate and misdiagnose generally serious medical conditions resulting in hefty out of pocket expenses because they hold off going to the doctor. Individuals deprived of coverage are hesitant to seek medical care as they cannot afford a trip to the doctor or emergency room.

The health insurance crisis has acerbated quite a bit of controversy. Many companies have contracted the amount that they contribute to health care benefits making primary care costs a major expense for families and even single individuals. Some say health is a fundamental while others have considered it as a luxury.

Knowing how health insurance can be of use to you in a time of need is certainly worth considering getting coverage, especially if you have children. If you don’t currently have medical coverage acquire some time to examine your options. It is far greater to have coverage and not demand it than to need it and not have it.

Fibromyalgia and Low Thyroid Function

Fibromyalgia and Low Thyroid Function

Over 20 million Americans suffer from thyroid dysfunction. And over 500,000 new cases of thyroid disease occur each year. However, as staggering as those numbers appear, millions more go undiagnosed. It’s estimated that more than 10 million women have a low-grade thyroid dysfunction, which isn’t treated. And almost another 8 million people with low thyroid go undiagnosed.

Like my patient Allison, many individuals with low or hypothyroid simply fall through the cracks.

Allison K. I really felt terrible most of the time. I had no energy at all. I’d gained 40 pounds over the last year even though I ate very little and tried to follow my Weight Watcher’s program. I kept cutting my calorie intake and even started skipping meals in an attempt to lose weight. The less I ate the worse I felt. I had numerous sinus infections, which I had never had before. My hair was falling out, I had tingling pain in my hands and feet and always felt cold even in the summer. I had this constant ringing in my ears. I was depressed or anxious a good deal of the time. Every doctor I consulted said that my blood tests were normal and it must be my fibromyalgia that was causing me to feel so bad. I knew something was wrong with me, but I couldn’t find anyone who could help me. One doctor said I had all the symptoms of low thyroid. But, the endocrinologist she referred me to, said all my tests were normal. How could my thyroid be normal when I have all the symptoms of hypothyroid?

Allison’s story is a typical one. I routinely have new fibromyalgia and CFS patient’s who present with all the symptoms of hypothyroid including fatigue, headaches, dry skin, swelling, weight gain, cold hands and feet, poor memory, hair loss, hoarseness, nervousness, depression, dry skin, constipation, joint and muscle pain, and burning or tingling sensations in the hands or feet. The symptoms associated with hypothyroid are after all very similar to those of fibromyalgia and CFS.

And in fact, up to 63% of patient’s with fibromyalgia and CFS have been shown to have hypothyroid.

I estimate that as many as 40% of my FMS and CFS patients are suffering from low or hypothyroid function.

Your Thyroid Gland

The thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly and is located in the lower front part of your neck (just above the breastbone). The thyroid gland is responsible for secreting thyroid hormones. A hormone is a chemical substance formed in the body and carried in the bloodstream to affect another part of the body. Thyroid hormones travel through the bloodstream and help cells convert oxygen and calories to energy. Thyroid hormones control a person’s metabolism. Metabolism is defined as the sum of all physical and chemical changes that take place within the body; it’s all the energy and material transformation that occur within living cells. Every cell in the body depends on having enough thyroid hormone. If your thyroid gland becomes dysfunctional, every cell in the body suffers. This is why thyroid disorders can cause so many problems. When your thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone, this is known as hyperthyroid. When your thyroid doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone, it’s called hypothyroid. As you can see below, hypothyroid can cause many of the symptoms of FMS/CFS.

Symptoms Associated with Hypothyroid  fatigue (the most profound symptom)  headache  dry skin  swelling  weight gain  cold hands and feet  poor memory  hair loss  hoarseness  nervousness  depression  joint and muscle pain  burning or tingling sensations in the hands and/or feet (hypothyroid neuropathy)  yellowing of skin from a build up of carotene (conversion of carotene to vitamin A is slowed by hypothyroidism)  carpal tunnel syndrome  problems with balance and equilibrium (unsteadiness or lack of coordination)  constipation (from slowed metabolism)  edema around the ankles, below the eyes, and elsewhere  observation of delayed Achilles tendon reflex test  hypertension (high blood pressure)  angina (chest pain)  atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)  hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)  menstrual irregularities  infertility  PMS  fibrocystic breast disease  polycystic ovary syndrome  reactive hypoglycemia  psoariasis  urticaria  allergic rhinitis

Understanding Thyroid Hormones, T3, T4 AND TSH The hypothalamus stimulates the pituitary gland to produce thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). TSH then stimulates the thyroid gland to produce and release the hormone, thyroxine (T4). T4 hormone is then converted into the more active, triiodothyronine (T3). T3 hormone is essential for life and four times more active than T4. You can live without T4 but not without T3. A thyroid gland that functions normally produces T4 and T3. Twenty percent of the T3 circulating in the body comes directly from the thyroid gland, and the remaining 80 percent comes from conversion of T4. This conversion of T4 to T3 takes place in the cells. (T4 can also be converted into reverse T3, which is physiologically inactive.) The enzyme 5-deiodinase converts T4 into T3 and reverse T3. The 5-deiodinase enzyme, can be inhibited by prolonged stress, steroids (stress hormones or cortisol), poor nutrition, acute and chronic illnesses. If T4 doesn’t convert into active T3, symptoms of low thyroid start to show up. This can happen in spite of a normal TSH blood test reading.

Chronic Stress Leads to Low Thyroid The symptoms of low thyroid tend to come on or become worse after a major stressful event. Childbirth, divorce, death of a loved one, job or family stress, chronic illness, surgery, trauma, excessive dieting, and other stressful events can all lead to hypothyroidism. Under significant physical, mental, or emotional stress the body slows down the metabolism by decreasing the amount of raw material (T4) that is converted to the active thyroid hormone (T3). This is done to conserve energy. However, when the stress is over, the metabolism is supposed to speed up and return to normal. This process can become derailed by a buildup of reverse T3 (rT3) hormone. Reverse T3 can build to such high levels that it begins to start using up the enzyme that converts T4 to T3. The more stress the more likely rT3 can block T4 from converting into T3.

Blood Test may be Inaccurate Blood tests for thyroid function measure the amount of TSH, T4, and T3 in the bloodstream. But thyroid hormones don’t operate within the bloodstream; the action takes place in the cells themselves. What good is a blood test that only shows what is racing around the bloodstream one second out of one minute, out of one hour, out of a one day? Blood tests are measuring how much thyroid hormone is swimming around in the blood stream, but not what is in the cell. Blood tests are an educated guess based on the bell curve theory. Sixty percent of patients will have thyroid levels between the usual testing parameters, twenty percent will be above and twenty percent will fall below these parameters.

Traditional medical professionals know that thyroid blood tests are less than perfect. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry has reported that -Laboratory blood tests for thyroid may be inaccurate for many who get tested for hypothyroid disorder.-

Compounding the problem of using standard blood tests to diagnose hypothyroid is the inability of doctors to agree on the laboratory parameters.

According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) guidelines, doctors have typically been basing their diagnoses on the “normal” range for the TSH test. The typical normal TSH levels at most laboratories, has fallen between the 0.5 to 5.0 range. Those with a TSH below .5 are considered to have too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroid). Those whose test results are above 5 are considered to have too little thyroid (hypothyroid). However, it’s not uncommon to find doctors including endocrinologists (thyroid specialist) who withhold the diagnoses and treatment of hypothyroid until a patient’s TSH tests considerably above 10. While some doctors believe that anyone who has a TSH above 2 and complains of hypothyroid symptoms (depression, fatigue, brain fog, etc.) should be placed on thyroid hormone.

While doctors often debate which parameters or numbers are correct, millions of low thyroid patients are not properly diagnosed and treated. Patients often relate that they, and sometimes their doctors, suspected a thyroid problem only to have their blood work return normal. Most physicians, in this case, won’t recommend thyroid replacement therapy. Doctors are typically reluctant to prescribe thyroid replacement therapy, without a definitive test that reveals true hypothyroid. They’re afraid that doing so would jeopardize the health of the patient. And true, excess thyroid can cause several unwanted health problems including elevated heart rate, rapid pulse and accelerated bone loss. However, millions suffer with symptoms far worse then these when prescription therapy is withheld. Certainly the dangers of thyroid replacement therapy should be a concern. But if you weight the pro’s and con’s of administering thyroid replacement therapy to a patient with normal blood tests, yet all the symptoms of hypothyroid, fatigue, anxiety, depression, achy diffuse pain, weight gain, etc., its’ easy to see that withholding therapy should be considered malpractice. This is especially true in light of the fact that most of my fibromyalgia and CFS patients are taking numerous drugs to cover-up the symptoms of hypothyroid; Provigil or Aderall to increase energy, antibiotics for chronic sinus infections, a laxative for constipation, NSAIDs for pain, SSRI medication for depression, and perhaps a benzodiazepine like Ativan or Xanax for anxiety. All of these drugs may in turn cause side effects that may cause further symptoms (poor sleep, fatigue, depression, etc.). It’s not uncommon for my patient’s to be able to drastically reduce or eventually wean off these very medications once their thyroid disorder is corrected.

New Developments To complicate matters, the parameters for determining who has a thyroid disorder and who doesn’t has recently been changed. The new guidelines narrow the range for acceptable thyroid function; the AACE is now encouraging doctors to consider thyroid treatment for patients who test the target TSH level of 0.3 to 3.04, a far narrower range. The AACE believes the new range will result in proper diagnosis for millions of Americans who suffer from a mild thyroid disorder but have gone untreated until now.

At a press conference in 2004, Hossein Gharib, MD, FACE, and president of AACE, said: “This means that there are more people with minor thyroid abnormalities than previously perceived.” I still routinely get test results that use the old numbers and unfortunately many doctors continue to misdiagnose their patient’s based on these outdated lab parameters.

The AACE estimates that the new guidelines actually double the number of people who have abnormal thyroid function, bringing the total to as many as 27 million, up from 13 million thought to have the condition under the old guidelines.

Euthyroid Syndrome Euthyroid is a medical term for patients who have normal thyroid blood tests but have all the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism: fatigue, low metabolism, headache, etc. Many doctors don’t know about (or they choose to ignore) well documented studies that show that low body temperature is indicative of euthyroid hypothyroidism.

Body Temperature, Metabolism, and Thyroid Hormones

Self-test for Low Thyroid Dr. Broda Barnes was the first to show that a low basal body temperature was associated with low thyroid. His first study was published in 1942 and appeared in JAMA. This study tracked 1,000 college students and showed that monitoring body temperature for thyroid function was a valid if not superior approach to other thyroid tests.

The test for low thyroid function, according to Dr. Barnes’s protocol, starts first thing in the morning. While still in bed, shake down and place the thermometer (preferably mercury; digital thermometers are not as accurate) under your arm and leave it there for 10 minutes. Record your temperature in a daily log. Women who are still having menstrual cycles should take their temperature after the third day of their period. Menopausal women can take their temperature on any day. A reading below the normal 97.8 strongly suggests hypothyroid. A reading above 98.2 may indicate hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).

Treatment for Hypothyroid, The Barnes Method Dr. Barnes recommends patients take a desiccated glandular (derived from pigs) prescription medication known as Armour Thyroid, which was used before synthetic medications such as Synthroid were introduced. Armour Thyroid and other prescription thyroid glandulars (including Westhroid), contain both T4 and T3.

Synthroid and other synthetic thyroid medications contain T4 only. Since some individuals have a difficult time converting inactive T4 to active T3, these medications may not work at the cellular level. Individuals may take T4 medications for years and never notice much improvement. Their blood tests look good, but mean time they’re falling apart; gaining weight, having more aches and pains, battling one sinus infection after another, and becoming more and more fatigued, depressed and withdrawn.

Low Thyroid and Depression

Several studies demonstrate that a combination of T4, T3 or T3 therapy alone may provide welcomed relief from a number of symptoms commonly associated with depression. Studies show that T3 therapy is more effective in reducing the symptoms associated with depression than SSRI antidepressants.

Over All Well Being A study by the New England Journal of Medicine showed that patients who received a combination of T4 and T3 were mentally sharper, less depressed, and feeling better overall than a control group who received T4 only.

The addition of T3 often helps with many symptoms of hypothyroidism that may not disappear with supplemental T4 only. It has improved or eliminated depression, brain fog, feeling cold, constipation, chronic fatigue, headaches, insomnia, muscle and joint pain, and chronic sinus infections.

Weight Loss For some people it has helped them finally lose weight.

Fibromyalgia One study showed that all the symptoms associated with FMS could be eliminated while the patient was taking high-doses (120 mcg.) of T3.6

Over the Counter Glandular Thyroid Supplements Since I no longer employ medical doctors in my practice I have to rely on natural supplements instead of prescription medications. I used to refer my patient’s back to their medical doctor in an attempt to get them on prescription Armour thyroid medication. I prefer my patients take Armour thyroid. However, most doctors are so reluctant to treat patient’s with normal thyroid blood tests or to use Armour thyroid medication, that I’ve been forced to use over the counter thyroid glandular replacement therapy. Fortunately I’ve found a reliable manufacturer of high quality thyroid glandular and I’m getting great results with my hypothyroid patient’s.

Thyroid bovine glandular supplements have been used since the beginning of thyroid treatment. Dr. Barnes used Armour Thyroid, (available by prescription). However, over-the-counter thyroid glandular supplementations are also available. The over the counter thyroid glandulars come from pig glands just as the prescription drug Armour thyroid. However, unlike Armour Thyroid, over the counter thyroid glandulars contain no T4, only T3. By removing the T4 manufacturers can then legally sell the glandular extract with out a prescription. Since these raw thyroid tissue concentrates contain the active thyroid hormone T3, they can be used as a first line of treatment for low to moderate hypothyroid dysfunction.

I’ve been using thyroid glandular supplements for almost 2 years. My patient’s report they feel better on these supplements. They often notice improved energy, better moods, increased mental clarity, and weight loss on these thyroid glandular replacement supplements. If you have fibromyalgia I encourage you to check for low body temperature it could a sign you’re suffering from undiagnosed hypothyroid.

About Dr. Murphree

Dr. Murphree is a board certified nutritional specialist and chiropractic physician who has been in private practice since 1990. He is the founder and past clinic director for a large integrated medical practice located on the campus of Brookwood Hospital in Birmingham Alabama. The clinic was staffed with medical doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, nutritionists, and massage therapists. The clinic combined prescription and natural medicines for acute and chronic illnesses. He is the author of 5 books for patients and doctors, including “Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,” “”Heart Disease What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You’- and “Treating and Beating Anxiety and Depression with Orthomolecular Medicine.”

In 2002 Dr. Murphree sold his medical practice and now maintains a busy solo practice specializing in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, heart disease, mood disorders, and other chronic illnesses. He can be reached toll free 1-888-884-9577 or at 205-879-2383 His website is at www.treatingandbeating.com for more information about Dr. Muphree and fibromyalgia treatingandbeating.com

Get Your Teeth Back to Work with Aid from a Fremont Cosmetic Dentist

Flashing a smile is among the most favorable gestures you’ll ever make. By doing this, you inspire joy and confidence in a person; it also assures a person that every little thing will be fine. It is better if you flash well-cleaned teeth. That may be the case in a best world, but what if you try to make a toothy smile, and somebody sees that a few teeth are misaligned? It is very important, for that reason, to have them dealt with by a reliable cosmetic dentist in Fremont before they become more of a turn-off.

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The specialist has an array of treatment choices that will make a difference, with braces one of the most favored among them. A set of brackets are set up on the teeth and are “taped” with unique wires that help move the teeth to their correct alignment. The patient may need to see the dentist periodically for adjustments over a set period.

Instant Pearly Whites

Supposing your teeth is straightened ideal, but they sport a yellow color. The most likely sources of are coffee, tea, and extreme smoking cigarettes. Your dental specialist can help by applying a chemical option that lightens the teeth. An alternative choice would be for the professional to whiten the teeth and offer the patient with a mouth piece and a small supply of option for use in the home.

Veneers

There are times when a check of the teeth reveals a lot of problems. These include spaces in between the teeth, misaligned teeth, and even teeth with permanent discolorations. The dentist can craft veneers then attach them to the afflicted teeth. Veneers are little shells made of porcelain or plastic. This boosts the teeth’s overall appearance and help cover little gaps. Crowning If other cosmetic dental options are not practical, installing crowns will typically be the last option, albeit highly expensive. Crowns are put on top of an afflicted tooth for a selection of reasons. These include supporting a dental bridge, covering up a tooth with a great deal of filling, as well as bring back a broken tooth.

Establishing a visit with a knowledgeable Fremont, CA dentist will be worth it in the long run. If you’re concerned with getting the smile back, the practitioner will find a method. To find out more, visit crowncouncil.com/why-visit-a-cosmetic-dentist.

A Restful Sleep How To Have A Restful Sleep Naturally

The importance of a good night sleep has been a very popular discussion amongst researchers. Research indicates that having a restful sleep is more important than people realize. In today’s society, people are sleeping less than six hours a night. It is recommended that adults have 8 hours of a restful sleep. A few nights of a restless sleep is ok; however chronic sleep loss can cause health problems.

Sleep plays a vital role in our health and wellness. When you are sleeping, your body is working to support healthy brain function and to maintain your physical health. Research shows that while sleeping your brain is actually preparing for the next day. A restful night’s sleep aides in improving learning, memory consolidation, mood and lowering stress. Research indicates that there may be a relationship between insufficient sleep and serious health issues such as; diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. A restful sleep helps maintain how the body reacts to insulin. Sleep is also instrumental in the healing and repairing of your heart and blood vessels and is essential to a healthy heart. A restful night’s sleep is also critical for your immune functioning and metabolism. This is important in helping to fight cancer due to a lack of sleep altering your immune system. If you desire to lose weight make sure you have adequate sleep. A restful sleep helps maintain a healthy balance of the hormone that makes you feel hungry. A lack of sleep can promote hunger which leads to excessive eating, then weight gain.

As you realize the importance of a good night sleep, it is crucial to find natural ways to help promote a good sleep. I have discovered a number of essential oils that are excellent for promoting relaxation and normal sleep. I have struggled with sleep issues for years due to having Multiple Sclerosis. I go through periods where I cannot relax and falling asleep is very difficult. As I learned about the positive effects of sleep I began searching for possible solution. I tried prescription medication and over the counter medications; however, I often experienced side effects ranging from delusions to waking up with a foggy brain. Then I discovered essential oils. I have been using Lavender and Cedarwood oils to help in promoting a good night’s sleep. Lavender helps to promote normal sleep through helping individuals feel more relaxed and calm. Cedarwood has a great soothing and calming effect on the mind. It has properties that help relieve tension and anxiety. This helps in promoting healthy, restorative, and uninterrupted sleep. As I have begun using these essentials oils, I have seen an improvement in my mood and stress level due to an improvement in my sleeping patterns. Having a restful sleep has given me a sense of peace and calming in my life.

Cheryl Cobb is an educator and distributor of essential oils.She has struggled for years with health issues and has been discovering how to reclaim her health through essential oils. Discover the many ways in which you can use essential oils to gain a restful sleep and much more. click here and learn how to discover peace, balance, and joy in your life and receive a free report on: – A restful sleep – Relieving dry, chapped, or irritated skin – Boosting your energy – Relieving sore and tired muscles – Enhancing your brain function – Enhancing your immune system – Detoxing your body and home from toxins

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Self-Pleasuring Tips – Do’s and Don’ts for Maximum Pleasure

When it comes to self-pleasuring, there’s no magic number that captures the ideal frequency for health and sensual well-being. Cranking the rod is certainly good for it – when it comes to performance ability, the rule is generally “use it or lose it.” Not all self-pleasuring techniques are healthy, however, and some can just get old. For optimal sensual function and male organ health, men should consider the following four self-pleasuring tips.

1) Avoid the death grip.  Squeezing real hard and going to town might feel great in the moment, but it can lead to reduced sensation and pleasure when with a partner. That’s because this self-pleasuring method trains the male organ to respond to this particular type of pressure, and only to this. Men who strangle the tool during solo play may find that the sensation when inside a partner’s body is quite different, and the male organ may not feel as much pleasure as it could. This can lead to performance and relationship problems.

2) Avoid the hardcore stuff.  It’s natural to be curious about the breadth of visual stimuli out there – and, thanks to the internet, the territory is vast indeed. However, regularly watching very hardcore, extreme adult videos can, like implementing the death grip, train the male organ to respond to a narrow and unrealistic range of visual stimuli or scenarios. Since many of the things seen in extreme videos are not likely to be recreated with a partner, at least not every time, sensual function can suffer.

3) Switch up the technique.  There are many different ways to self-gratify. Most men use the full hand wrapped around the rod and have a routine involving certain rhythms and variations on grip tightness. If this is feeling stale, or if a man just wants new experiences, he can try some of the following exciting methods:

– Thrusting into the hand – rather than moving the hand up and down, lube it up and thrust the male organ in and out as if it were a body orifice of a partner.

– Focus on the base – the base of the male organ is highly sensitive in some men, but doesn’t always receive due focus.

– Palm play – apply lube to the palm and rub the head of the male organ against it.

– Alternating rings – make a ring around the base of the male organ with the forefinger and thumb of one hand and then slide it up to the head; once there, do the same with the opposite hand and continue alternating.

– Incorporate the balls – some men find they enjoy pulling the sac down rhythmically or massaging it, especially when nearing release.

– Edging – a man can perform this practice by bringing himself near the point of release, then stopping, waiting for the tumescence to soften slightly, then starting the process again, repeating three or four times. The resulting release will be very intense.

4) Use lube.  Friction is pleasurable, but a lack of adequate lubrication can lead to a dry, raw and sore male organ. This may cause delays in one’s ability to self-pleasure again or to have intimacy with a partner. Keeping the hand lubed up will help men protect their members from damage.

Men can keep their members in tip-top shape by washing in warm water daily; they can up their male organ care routine with the daily application of a quality male organ health crme (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil). Use after a vigorous solo play session will help soften and smooth out the skin, thanks to ingredients like Shea butter and Vitamin E. Another skin-friendly ingredient to look for is vitamin C, which promotes collagen production and, therefore, youthful-looking skin. Also look for vitamin A, whose antibacterial properties help fend off unwanted odors.

Visit www.menshealthfirst.com for more information most common male organ health issues, tips on improving male organ sensitivity, and what to do to maintain a healthy male organ. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men’s health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.

What To Do If You Have Dermatosa Papulosa Nigra

Dermatosa Papulosa Nigra often affects individuals of African, Hispanic or Asian descent. This condition often manifests as lesions on the skin which look like flat or raised moles. They commonly appear under the eyes or on the cheeks. Some people start developing DPN around adolescence. Others will start noticing these bumps later in life, such as the mid-thirties or early forties. Notable celebrities who have these facial moles include: Morgan Freeman, Bill Cosby and Maya Angelou.

The good news is that Dermatosa Papulosa Nigra is perfectly harmless. However, many individuals fret when the moles start to increase in number. They also tend to get bigger in size as well.

CAUSES OF DERMATOSA PAPULOSA NIGRA

Dermatosa Papulosa Nigra is considered to be a form of seborrhoeic keratosis which benign growths that often resemble warts or actinic keratosis. The exact causes of Dermatosa Papulosa Nigra moles are not clear. Some people think the condition results from consuming too much sugar. However, many medical experts feel that these lesions are closely tied to genetics. And this may result in the abnormal development of hair follicle units.

TREATING DERMATOSA PAPULOSA NIGRA

Although there are creams and products that claim to get rid of DPN bumps, most medical experts are skeptical about their effectiveness. Hyperpigmentation is a more likely result to occur from using such items.

The best way to get rid of Dermatosa Papulosa Nigra bumps is through a dermatology procedure. Common forms of treatment include: (1)Excision (2)Cryotherapy (3)Electrodessication

Excision involves the use of surgical instruments to remove the moles. This may cause tiny, but cosmetically insignificant scars. In many cases these will eventually go away. Cryotherapy uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the tissue so that it falls off. However, there is a relatively high chance of hyperpigmentation from this.

Mild electrodessication is the preferred treatment for most cases of Dermatosa Papulosa Nigra. An electric current is used to cut the targeted tissue so that it can be removed. For raised moles, the current can also close the blood vessels that supply nutrients and oxygen to sustain its growth.

Cosmetic lasers (e.g. Nd:YAG 1064 nm) can be used to heat the melanin of the DPN bumps. This causes the pigment to condense into a mass that can then be broken down and removed by the body. Treatment with a laser will result in a scab that falls away within a few days after the procedure.

Most procedures for getting rid of Dermatosa Papulosa Nigra moles are relatively inexpensive, costing around a few hundred dollars.

The best way to treat this condition is to see a dermatologist as opposed to trying to get rid of the moles yourself.