Archive for September, 2009



Why do I need to go ‘natural’ with skin care products?

Posted By jpull on September 24, 2009 @ 10:36 am

Everyone nowadays talks about ‘green’ benefits, and living life naturally. How does it affect the way in which you look after your skin, or in some cases, not look after your skin?

Records show that natural products or products that use natural ingredients, perform better that those products who do not. Continue Reading »
Why do I need to go ‘natural’ with skin care products?




Try to Fight Gum Disease…

Posted By stevenlocke on @ 12:38 am

hydro floss

We hear about gum disease frequently. Information to educate us is widespread. We don’t think about it until we encounter the symptoms. The fact is it is caused by bacteria that settles in your mouth and attacks the gums.

After bacteria has settled for a while, it spreads to the gum tissues that connect with the teeth, when it attacks, the know term for this is periodontal disease. This is another stage of gum disease if untreated.

Over time the bacteria forms into plaque. It then attaches itself to the teeth and continues thickening. To help fight off this thick texture on your teeth you can take oral hygiene measures. Be sure to not only brush in the mornings, brush every time you complete a meal. It is also a good practice to use dental floss. Plaque can also be controlled by sticking to your twice a year visits to your dentist. During your professional cleanings, the plaque will be scaled off.

A healthy tip, that will help avoid the progressive phases, is to practice good daily oral hygiene. This not only includes brushing and flossing. Annual check ups with a professional, who examines your mouth and performs cleanings is necessary. During cleanings, plaque is scraped away. Without this procedure, plaque turns into a hard substance, fixing itself to the teeth. This is referred to as tarter, and it is really hard to remove.

If you have tarter build up, you need to seek help of a dentist. If you don’t, you will run the risk of further damage. The tissue will begin to deteriorate causing the teeth to get lose and detach.

If you’ve experienced these symptoms, it’s not too late.

Author: Scott W.

 

 

Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes. It does not intend to provide advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have or think you have an oral health problem, visit a periodontist for advice, diagnosis and treatment.

 




Wine Helps Muscle Recovery

Posted By jpull on September 23, 2009 @ 6:37 am

Despite what some people might believe, wine has not always simply been an enjoyable drink. History is riddled with examples of people believing that it can cure back pain, get rid of aids, help your joints and even make your hair grow thicker.In reality, wine is almost definitely responsible for more ailments and injuries than it cures. In fact, over 2000 people were injured last year in the U.S just by using a bottle opener. Continue Reading »
Wine Helps Muscle Recovery




Some Diseases You Need to Know About When Travelling to Africa

Posted By jpull on September 22, 2009 @ 8:36 am

So you have just returned from an Africa safari and managed to avoid the fierce animals such as the Lion and the Crocodile. But were you thinking about disease prevention, well you should be. africa is a mythical continent, but like any other area in the globe it has its illnesses and outbreaks. Continue Reading »
Some Diseases You Need to Know About When Travelling to Africa




Personal Loans For Debt Management

Posted By stevenlocke on @ 1:36 am

bad debt loans

Personal loans can offer individuals a way to have the funds for an array of uses. Some are necessary while others are for pure enjoyment. It is important that you consider the financial obligation that comes with personal loans. Too often, individuals access money quickly then struggle to repay it. A poor budget may have you unable to make payments on your alternative loan.

An area where many individuals get into trouble with personal loans is debt consolidation. Within a year most people who use personal loans for this find themselves in even worse financial shape. This is because they have not altered their spending habits any. The result is they charge their credit cards up to the limit and now have those payments to make again as well as a personal loan payment. Soon they may find that they are spiriling in a pool of bad credit debt consolidation loans.

Enrolling in a debt management plan may be a great alternative for you to help you meet your financial obligations. Most debt management plans involve working with your creditors to reduce interest rates as well as working with the individual to establish a realistic budget and work to change spending habits.

The first step in the process is to do some research on the debt management programs available. Find out how long they have been in business and check for any reports from customers with the Better Business Bureau. Once you have chosen one, call to discuss your situation with them and schedule an appointment. You will need to bring statements for all of your bills as well as verification of your income.

With a debt management counselor you will discuss your monthly obligations. They will work with your creditors to reduce the interest on your debt. This will reduce your monthly payments. You will then make one monthly payment to the debt management agency. They will then disburse the funds to your creditors. Every month you’ll receive monthly statements from creditors for reference purposes.

It is important that you understand you can’t use any of your credit cards that you place into a debt management program. Keeping that in mind, you might want to choose one with a very small limit that you pay separately. You will avoid making any additional charges on that credit card unless it is an absolute emergency. You will want to discuss this with your debt management counselor.

Most creditors are willing to accept the terms of a debt management program because it shows you are accepting responsibility for your debt. They’re looking to get the money that is owed to them so it’s a way for that to occur. Most debt management agencies have policies in place about missing payments. Generally, if you miss two payments in a row they will drop you from the program. It is important you notify the debt management agency if you are having difficulties with making a payment.

Repaying loans can be extremely difficult, yet obtaining credit in most cases is too easy. If your personal loans and other debt have spiraled out of control, contact a debt management program to see if they can help your situation.




Using a sports psychologist to succeed

Posted By stevenlocke on September 21, 2009 @ 11:36 pm

Whether you are an amateur or a professional you should know how important sports psychology is.  The mind is so crucial to success in sports.With all the pressure to become successful it takes more than the athletic skills you have.It is how mentally prepared you are that is really the critical factor.

So if your goal is success in sports you need to understand this.  I will be offering my perspective from doing sports psychology in San Diego.  Because the sooner you realize how important it is, the sooner you will succeed.

So why is it so important?Well it used to be not so pressure packed in sports.It isn’t only about pro sports either.  It could go be pressure packed in high school or sooner.Well accompanying that pressure comes the aspect of the mind.When they didn’t have that pressure, sports was just fun.  It was the best athletes win.Now you might be the most athletic person, but if you have a weak mind, the pressure will make you fail.

I have watched it happen again and again at the high school sports level. I have done so much teen counseling San Diego I see how not being prepared mentally can set someone up for failure.But for the many who have had counseling and prepartion, they can expect a lot of success.

If someone is ready for the type of pressure that will come, they can make it.By mentally preparing their mind they can take on whatever may come their way.  I have had many students and athletes come to me needing this guidance in my family therapist San Diego practice.  They range from very good athletes to the average.  With their mind prepared an average athlete can compete against superior competition. While a very good athlete can really take their game to the next level with that knowledge.

There is no denying how important the mental part of your game plays.By being able to understand that, an athlete can surpass their competition.




As President Obama sets out a new health care system is there something you can do at home or at work to prevent accidents and viruses?

Posted By jpull on @ 6:38 am

With President Barrack Obama on very thin ice with his current demands to change the way the health care system is are there actually any proven ways you can stop the spread of getting something and making your home or business a better place to be?
There are some main ones that often get missed out simply because it is so obvious.

When preparing meat and food in the kitchen, never use the same knife for different meats or switch from meat to vegetable or something like that as this can spread the bacteria which of course can then grow into something quite mean. Continue Reading »
As President Obama sets out a new health care system is there something you can do at home or at work to prevent accidents and viruses?




What Are Periodontal Problems?

Posted By stevenlocke on @ 4:32 am

oral irrigator

Most people see white, healthy teeth as an attractive feature. Although a bright smile may be a help to your appearance, the more important fact is that a well cared for mouth is the only way to prevent gingivitis, a form of gum disease.

Recognizing the early symptoms of gingivitis can be difficult. It starts as a mild redness and swelling of the gums. At this point, simply brushing and flossing more often may be the only course of action necessary. If left untreated, you may next experience pain and bleeding of the gums when you brush or floss. An oral irrigator could be helpful now. At this point you will want to schedule an appointment with you dentist for a thorough cleaning and advice about how to proceed.

If the condition is allowed to continue the gums will pull back from the teeth. Not only is this unattractive, but it leaves more of the surface of your teeth exposed to plaque which may compound the problem. At this point it is also possible that you will develop periodontitis. This infection of the jawbone can lead to permanent damage to the teeth and bones of the mouth and face.

The way to avoid all of these problems is to develop and stick to a stringent oral hygiene routine. This routine should include regular brushing and flossing, at least twice a day. A hydro floss, not to be confused with the hydro pulse could be quite helpful here. It is also important to see you dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings. This should help you to avoid gingivitis but if it does not your dentist can catch the disease early and suggest corrective actions.

An ozone generator may also be useful. It can help you to make your own oxygenated mouthwash at home.This might be beneficial to your oral health.

Whether or not you view bright white teeth as attractive, it is a pretty sure bet that you will view the discolored teeth and gums caused by gingivitis as unattractive. With a few daily steps and regular dentist visits it is possible to avoid this dilemma completely.

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My skin care products are cheaper, are they better?

Posted By jpull on September 20, 2009 @ 12:37 pm

Natural skin care is the trendy buzz word, and many natural treatments appears to be out-performing the man-made alternatives. “You get what you pay for” is an old adage, but applies literally in this case.Select your chosen product carefully, according to your budget..

If your spending is very little, you are likely to be getting a weakened or badly produced version of the natural ingredient. Continue Reading »
My skin care products are cheaper, are they better?




Quick way to improve your home

Posted By stevenlocke on @ 12:06 am

The housing market goes in cycles.  They have ups and they have downs.  Well it is pretty clear we are in a down market.  Most people aren’t sure how long it will last. In this time period a lot of people want to find ways to improve the value of their home.  One of the easiest ways is through flooring.

Now if your goal is to sell your home or even if it is to keep it, by doing your floors it can work wonders.  I have seen it first hand with my carpet cleaning San Diego company.Now what I referring to isn’t just about getting your carpet or flooring replaced.In today’s economy quite a few people will be unable to afford that.No, what I am talking about is to do some cleaning.Yes, having your carpet or tile replaced will do wonders.But if that option is not affordable, getting your carpets cleaned will be the best alterante option.

Now it is possible that you can get it cleaned yourself.With a lot of people in seach of methods to save money, this might be a good choice. What you will need to do is buy some carpet cleaning supplies.Be sure to only purchase quality brands.Now you may be trying to save money, but you don’t want to do that in this area.You are saving a lot already when you do it yourself.Don’t mess your flooring up by cheap products.

Now you know the best way to have your carpets cleaned is to go out and hire a carpet cleaning company. I have seen too many people try to clean carpets themselves with my San Diego carpet company.There were some times when I saw many carpets ruined with an incorrect combination of the products.

A professional carpet cleaning company will have the knowledge to clean your carpets right.  Most of the time they can clean it in a way that will make your carpet look brand new again.If you currently are trying to sell your house, this might do the trick.

So hopefully this can help when trying to increase the value of your home.




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