LifeVantage: A Natural & Effective Metabolic Rate Recharger

lvv1Metabolism is an important aspect of health, which often just seen as a mechanism to lose weight. It is true that a fast metabolism can help keep your weight under control, but that is not the only reason that you need to keep an eye on your metabolic rate. Keeping an eye on your rate will let you know when you need something like LifeVantage, which is a metabolic enhancer.

Signs That Your Metabolic Rate is Too Slow

It is important to at least know some of the preliminary signs of a problem with your metabolic rate. Pay attention to some of the following:

  • You have trouble losing weight versus gaining it. Especially if this is something that is just starting to happen.
  • Exercise does not seem to help you lose weight. This could be a diet problem, which may be disrupting your metabolism.
  • You misguidedly start to eat less food. This could be the root of your metabolic rate problem because your body is assuming that you could be starving. It stores fat to keep you alive.
  • There may be a chance that you see fat growing in areas that never had fat before like your mid-section. Mid-section fat could mean that your body is producing too much cortisol, which happens when the digestive system is over-worked. It is also related to too much stress.
  • Pay attention to your skin because a sluggish metabolism could cause dry skin, especially around your heels. You may even experience more hair loss than usual.

These are just some symptoms related to a sluggish metabolism and why something like LifeVantage could be helpful.

How a Metabolic Enhancer Can Help

You have probably seen many supplements in your lifetime. Knowing which one to choose could seem a little overwhelming, but all you have to do is look at the ingredients. No medical expert will ever want you to use questionable chemicals to achieve your goals but rather natural ingredients that you can find on this natural earth.

This metabolic enhancer relies on natural fat burners that help rebalance your own natural metabolism. For one, it uses extracts from Mediterranean citrus that include sweet orange, blood orange, and grapefruit. The extract has been known to stimulate Lipolysis, which is just the process of natural fat breakdown. Metabolism uses up a lot of energy, which is another aspect covered by this metabolic enhancer. The enhancer contains small amounts of natural caffeine from guarana.

The supplement also contains Svetol, which is another natural fat-burning ingredient.

There is definitely more than enough reasons why you should consider this naturally derived and scientifically proven supplement. But, perhaps, the most important one is that it was created to help you be healthy.

Improving Your Balance

balancing_eagleI’m sure most people would agree with me when I say that we could all learn to take better care of our physical selves. This isn’t a new concept. We have heard about the importance of taking care of our bodies since we were kids. It is pretty incredible if you think about what our bodies do and go through in order to keep us alive and moving strong. So what are some things we can do to take better care of our physical body?

Exercise is such an important piece of a healthy and balanced life. It doesn’t have to be anything big either. There’s so many different options that you can do to get in shape. I prefer going to the gym and hoping on a piece of cardio equipment or hitting up a spin class. There’s also weightlifting if you are into that, or dance classes. Some people don’t exercise because they don’t have time. It is so important to make the time. Also, don’t think you have to go to the gym in order to exercise. There’s plenty you can do at home. Run up and down your stairs, get a jump rope, do lunges, or go outside for a walk, jog or run. I know for me personally that exercise is a very important piece of my day. It is my stress relief more than anything. It allows me a healthy channel to rid my body of frustration and built up toxins. When you feel good about yourself, you are better able to deal effectively with life. I think getting in shape, and maintaining once you get there is so important to taking care of yourself.

Along the same lines as exercise, you want to make sure that your body has good balance. This takes time and patience but it is an important piece to taking proper care of your physical body. First in order to improve your balance, you must have an understanding of balance and how it works. Your center of gravity will be directly center with where you touch the ground typically at your belly button. Next, you will need to pay particular attention to when you are wobbling. Feel what position your body is in when you are wobbling so that you can correct it. You can also do some exercises to increase your balance. Try standing on one leg. Notice which side you tend to wobble to and then correct it by standing up straighter. It can help to focus on a stationary item in the room when balancing on one leg. Start with focusing on something close, and then move the object farther and farther away as your balance slowly improves. Sometimes you might find that a cuff or band might help you to improve your balance as well. ASA Technologies, Inc. has the solution. They have a machine that can assess, balance, and subsequently correct an imbalance in your body. It is important to learn and understand how to keep our balance system healthy in order to move and do all of our normal activities well and free of injury or complication. Furthermore when our balance system is off keel we are more susceptible to illness. Take care of your physical body by taking the time to care for and improve your balance.

The Basics of HCG

The Basics of HCGThese days, the wellness industry continues to grow as more people seek information about how to eat for optimal health. While there are a plethora of diets on the market today, much attention has been given to a new diet called HCG. (HCG is an acronym that stands for human chorionic gonadotropin.) By learning more about HCG, you can gain more information about how it works and determine if it”s right for you.

The HCG diet is predicated on using a hormone that the human body creates during pregnancy to facilitate weight loss. (The HCG can be taken in the form of sprays, pellets, or oral drops which can be purchased in the store.) Some supporters of the diet state that using the hormone in conjunction with adherence to a super low calorie diet can “reset the metabolism” and thereby help participants shed as much as one pound each day without undesirable side effects such as weakness and/or hunger. While earlier versions of the diet often restricted calories to 500 calories a day, And to facilitate two way links between these partners and online driving class engaged in the Eco-Schools programme. updated forms of the diet permit participants to consume anywhere from 500 to 1500 calories per day. While many members of the medical community and participants say that the HCG diet works, it is important to note that the diet-not the HCG-is the primary catalyst for weight loss. It is also important to note that the FDA has not approved HCG for weight loss.

The Diet Itself

The HCG eating plan is relatively simple. It allows for two meals each day (lunch and dinner). With each meal, participants are required to consume one vegetable, one fruit, one protein, and bread. Some options for cooking include grilling or broiling beef, fresh white fish, chicken breast, veal, crab, shrimp, and lobster. Tuna, eel, salmon, herring, and pickled or dried fish are not permitted. The diet is not gluten free.

Success Stories

While there is no general consensus regarding the advisability or merit of a diet incorporating HCG, success stories do exist. One notable aspect of the success stories is that some participants emphasized their ability to lose weight on the diet very quickly. For example, one participant states that she was able to lose 17.5 pounds in 22 days. Other participants have referenced their ability to lose weight while still eating the types of foods they enjoyed. One HCG-er noted that she was able to consume raspberries, bacon, cheese, and hamburgers (minus the bun).


While there is no general consensus regarding whether HCG is an ideal or appropriate diet, it is important to gain a basic understanding of how it works in order to gain a better understanding of the role it can play in facilitating weight loss. It is also important to consider that many individuals have experienced success on the diet. By considering the information listed above, you can determine whether using the diet as a vehicle for weight loss would be appropriate or advantageous for you. Good luck!

3 Steps for Dealing with Chronic Neck Pain

3 Steps for Dealing with Chronic Neck PainSomething I face in my life is chronic back pain and I wouldn’t wish that upon anyone. Mine in particular is due to extraordinary amounts of stress. Another common area that individuals feel pain is in their neck. So what are some great ways to deal with neck pain?

First, you might be dealing with chronic neck pain because the muscles in your neck are constantly tight. Have you ever tried stretching or exercising your neck muscles? It will more than likely be uncomfortable at first, but begin by slowly rotating your neck in a circular motion, first one direction and then the other direction. This gentle movement will help to wake up the muscles and get them warm. In addition to circular motions, move your neck slowly from front to back and then from side to side. Slowly as your muscles get more loose your range of motion will increase and you will feel less pain than when you first started.

Second, take care of your self when you shower and bathe. When standing in the shower use hot water and make the same movements previously mentioned in order to wake up those stiff neck muscles that are causing you pain. The hot water will help ease the pain as well. If you are like me and love hot baths, you can do that to help ease the neck pain as well. You may even consider getting some bath salts that help reduce pain such as Epsom Salt. This salt in particular consists of magnesium and sulfate which remedies health ailments along with soothing the mind. Magnesium in particular helps to regulate the activity of certain enzymes and also helps to raise serotonin levels in the brain.

A third great option for dealing with neck pain is the old heat and ice routine that is common with injuries. Placing a heating pad on the back of your neck will not only help you to relax, but the heat will help to stimulate the blood flow. Ice on the other hand has the opposite affect and is meant primarily for helping to reduce inflammation and numb or dull the pain.

These are all great ways to help reduce chronic neck pain for individuals but they are more remedies that you can do on your own. What if you are wanting some additional help from a professional? One option could be to get regular massages. There are many benefits of massage including and not limited to: easing of pain and tension and giving you a relaxing outlet. It can also help to rejuvenate an individual. Another great option for individuals who suffer from chronic neck pain is to visit a chiropractor. Dr. Gala, Dr. Kelty and Dr. Tornabene from Complete Care Chiropractic & Massage have a genuine concern for your well being and are committed to helping you reach a better state of health. They understand how important your back and neck are and how uncomfortable pain is and how to make it stop. Visit their office today and see how you could be living more pain free. 

Finding a Great Dentist

Finding a Great DentistFinding a great dentist can be difficult, especially if you are new to an area. However there are some steps you can take to ensure you find the dentist that is right for you!

First, make a list of qualities you are looking for in a dentist. Different qualities may be more important to you than others. This list may include things like what insurance the dentist will take, whether or not they treat families, children, seniors, or those with special needs, their pricing and appointment schedule, professionalism, are they part of the American Dental Association (ADA), any specific specialties you may be looking for, and many more. By making this list it can make it easier for you to rank dentists according to your needs.

Ask your friends, family, or co-workers who they use and their honest opinion. If your friends or family are unable to help, turn to the internet. Sites such as Yelp or Angie’s List could be helpful to gather other’s opinions on local barre dentist practices. Many people leave reviews on these sites that could give you more of an insight of that dentist and their practices. The American Dental Association website is another source of dentists in your area. If you have a general physician they should be able to give a recommendation for a dentist as well.

Calling around to dentist offices in your area could be helpful to find the best dentist for you. The receptionist is the first person you will interact with and their attitude can give you an idea of the environment of the office. If the environment in the dental office is friendly and welcoming, it may allow you to feel more comfortable with your annual visits. Be sure to choose a dental office where the staff are patient and have time to answer any questions or concerns you may have with your treatment. If you find several dentists that fit your criteria, stop by their office and make an in person assessment. Check for the cleanliness of the office. You will want to look to see if staff are wearing gloves and sterilizing their tools. You will also want to check that the doctor and staff are wearing surgical masks when working on patients.

Finding a great dentist can be a chore but don’t put it off! It is important to have a dental office that you feel comfortable, safe, and welcome in. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or search for a new dentist if the one you tried is not for you.

Give All Smiles Family Dental Center a call today and see if they are the right dental practice for you!

New Technology for Teeth Whitening

Image of dental checkup being given to a womanTeeth whitening is a great way to keep your teeth looking healthy and your smile radiant. Let’s face it, our teeth were pearly white as young children, but as we age they get discolored due to many reasons. Some of which include simply the age of the teeth and what we eat. There are many ways to do teeth whitening so it is important to understand how it works to see which method is best suited for your needs and desired results.

First you could use whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpaste contains gentle polishing and chemical agents which can help aid in removing stains from your teeth effectively. They do not contain bleach, so they only help to remove stains. Whitening toothpaste can help to whiten a tooth’s color by one shade so if you already have relatively white teeth, this might be the easiest way to go.

Second you could use over the counter whitening strips or gels. Gels tend to be clear and are peroxide based. Apply the gel to the teeth twice a day for about two weeks and you will see results for approximately four months. This is better than whitening toothpaste because it lasts longer. Strips are very thin and contain peroxide based gels infused on them. Place the strips over your teeth for approximately 30 minutes for about two weeks. Like gel, the results will last for about four months.

Third another at home thing you can try for whitening teeth are whitening rinses. This is a new concept. Similar to mouthwash, it freshens your breath and helps to reduce the buildup of plaque on your teeth. These rinses contain hydrogen peroxide which acts as the whitening agent. Use the rinse for about 60 seconds twice a day before brushing your teeth. Some say the rinse isn’t as effective as other measures because it takes about 12 weeks to see results.

If you are like me and want something stronger then perhaps try going to the dentist and having a whitening treatment done. Going to the dentist and having a treatment there is probably the most effective way to whiten your teeth. Thanks to advances in technology this is an option for individuals today! First the dentist will usually apply a a protective layer that is applied to the teeth and gums to protect it from the harmful burning effects of the bleaching agent. Next the professional whitening product is applied directly on the teeth. This is carbamide peroxide which in the mouth breaks down to hydrogen peroxide. Typically heat, a special light, or a laser is used in conjunction with the bleaching agent to magnify results. It has been found that halogen light is the best for producing the most desired results. Laser tooth whitening therefore is a great option. It cuts down the time it takes to see results by a lot. It takes about an hour, and is painless and effective. Teeth whitening methods work to help better the shade of your teeth because they get into the tooth enamel and set off a chemical reaction. This chemical reaction is usually known as an oxidation reaction that helps to break apart the staining compounds. So utilize some of this great technology and medical advances today and see how much whiter your teeth could be! 

Finding a Dentist, and What to Expect

Finding a Dentist, and What to ExpectSo how can you find a great dentist? First of all you can ask family members, friends, or close and trusted associates for referrals. Chances are at least someone you know has a great dentist that they like and are pleased with. I know I had a great dentist back in Utah and would have recommended him to anyone had they asked me for a referral. People who are happy and satisfied with their provider will tell you about it.

If you are new to a particular area, perhaps ask a local doctor or pharmacist for a recommendation on who is a great dentist in town. I know my husband and I recently moved across the country and are needing to find new doctors and dentists without knowing anyone so these tips are very applicable to our situation right now. Something I am also looking at is our insurance and seeing who is in our network. I plan on visiting a few options and then deciding who I want to use as my dentist.

The American Dental Association or ADA has a website where you can look up dentists as well in various areas. As always, you should contact a few options to compare before choosing the one who you want to go with.

Ultimately you want someone who you are comfortable with because your oral health is a long term investment. Other considerations you may have include the convenience of the dentist’s office and hours of operation, what sort of educational background the dentist has, what is the dentist’s approach to preventative care, does the dentist regular attend conference or trainings to keep himself updated on the ever changing world of dentistry, are they easy to get ahold of in the event of an emergency and are they covered by your insurance plan? These are just a few basic areas to focus on when trying to find a great dentist for you and your family.

Once you have chosen a dentist, you should be educated on what to expect once you walk into the office. Everyone is different, so let’s take a look at Genesis Dental. With this company you can expect a warm, friendly visit every time. Their staff believes in relationships and making you as the patient there to receive dental work that you are comfortable. They will introduce you around the office to the different staff and dentists, and the dentist will walk you through the procedure as he is working on you. Testimonials from patients state that the office is friendly, professional and seem to care about you as a person and your pain and comfort level you are facing. Let’s face it, going to the dentist is rarely for good reasons, unless you are simply getting a cleaning, so going into a welcoming and comfortable place can make a huge difference and help to calm stressed out nerves and rollercoaster emotions. They provide comprehensive services including: general dentistry, family dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry, orthodontics, Invisalign and cosmetic dentistry so they truly are a one-stop shop for your dental needs. Give them a call today and see how your dental health can improve!

Do I Really Need To Floss

Do I Really Need To FlossIf you want to maintain good oral health, flossing your teeth on a regular basis is something that you cannot choose to overlook. In fact, the overall health of your mouth is mostly dependent on flossing. Nonetheless, many dentists across the globe have never been successful in convincing their patients to take up flossing a good option for oral hygiene and health. Research has proved that well over 80% of the world population today does not floss. This is a dangerous statistic.

Is Flossing Really Necessary?

Most of the people who don’t see the real essence of flossing are the ones who have not suffered from dental issues before. Well, it is important to understand what might happen if you do not floss on a regular basis. The bacteria from the food you eat get trapped between your teeth. This then forms plaque which is a sticky substance that is made of mucus, bacteria, and food debris. Plaque can be easily removed but with time, it can turn into tartar which will now require the intervention of a dentist. If tartar is not removed at the right time, it can cause cavities and Page 209Chapter 15: Integrating best file recovery software Sources 185 Unstructured data sources often need to be moved quickly over large geo- graphic distances for the sharing and collaboration required in everything from major scientific research projects to development and delivery of con- tent for the entertainment industry. tooth decay.

The Worst Consequence: Periodontal Disease

The worst effect of not flossing your teeth is periodontal disease. In most instances, this takes the form of gingivitis. If it is left untreated, the gum turn tender and at times light brushing can result in gum bleeding. The other consequence of periodontal disease is an increased susceptibility to heart-related complications. In fact, research has shown that the risk of heart disease can double in patients suffering periodontal disease.

Some Few Reasons Why You Need To Floss between Your Teeth

There are a large number of positive reasons that explain why flossing your teeth are advisable. For instance, it acts as a fountain of your youth. Since flossing maintains the health of your mouth, it ensures that you look vibrant and healthy wherever you are. If you maintain your smile through flossing, you will generally look youthful and much younger.

Choosing the Right Floss

You need to make the right choice of floss if you want to attain the right level of oral hygiene. Floss in most instances is made of either Teflon or nylon. Both work quite effectively. People who have wider spaces in between their teeth are better of using flat dental floss. On the other hand, those who have smaller spaces are naturally aided through the use of thinner floss. In all of these cases, you have to make sure that the floss is strong and that it can get rid of anything that is stuck in between the teeth. Once you have adopted flossing as a habit, you need to follow through using the right techniques. You can have a look at and get inspired on this subject.

What to Expect at a Drug Treatment Center

What to Expect at a Drug Treatment CenterIf you are addicted to drugs, the best thing you can do is admit that you have a problem and that you need help. The only way to overcome a drug problem is to get help. There are hundreds of programs designed to help all sorts of different drug related problems. You can be well assured that there is something that will fit you and what you need. You might be wondering what to expect in drug rehab. In order to overcome rehab, you need to first understand what to expect.

First of all, you need to keep in mind and remember that your needs will be met with the upmost professionalism and care if you are attending a treatment facility that is part of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

Second, you will go through an intake exam and interview upon admission. Counselors and medical staff use this time to get all sorts of information about the individual’s addiction, history, background and any underlying medical conditions they should be aware of. They also want pertinent information to drug use such as duration of the addiction, frequency of the drug use, and when the individual last used the drug. It is also common for urinalysis or blood tests to be done during this time. The results gleaned from the intake exam and interview give the staff at the treatment facility great information to great an individualized treatment plan.

Third, the next step is detoxification. This detox is carried out under the direct supervision of medical care to make sure the individual is safe. This is a difficult time for the individual because of the withdrawal symptoms that can be experienced. These symptoms range from moderate to severe and is based on the type of drug and the length of use. The typical time period of detoxification lasts 1-3 days during which time other medications may be prescribed under careful medical advice to help ease negative symptoms.

The next thing to expect in drug rehab is active treatment. This is the bulk of the rehab process. It is common for different treatment modalities and services to best treat the individual. During this time the individual meets with an assigned counselor who teaches them about the disease they struggle with. They help the patient to best understand their issues and what can happen. They also spend time in group therapy learning triggers to watch out for, learning effective coping skills, and making a network of people who can become a support group for the individual struggling. Counseling is really great because it can help to determine the root causes that led to the addiction. It helps teach positive coping skills and teaches techniques for patients to better handle their cravings and make good choices.

There are plenty of womens drug treatment centers that you can go to for help. New River Wellness Center is a great option. Stay positive and you can overcome your addiction with the help of a rehab program. Like previously mentioned, these rehab programs will give you the tools you need to be successful and overcome whatever addiction you might be facing. There is hope for you in overcoming your trials. 

6 Tips for Fixing an Achy Back

6 Tips for Fixing an Achy BackIt”s hard to find a single person that doesn’t suffer from an achy back or has suffered from one at some point in their life.

Treating one requires you to address the underlying issues, so let”s take a look at some of the ways you can help make your back feel better.

1. Get a Full Night”s Rest

A good night”s rest gives your body time to repair muscles while lubricating inflamed joints, particularly those in your spine. It”s no wonder that chronic back pain sufferers tend to be unable to get a peaceful rest.

To prevent any unnecessary curvature of your spine while you rest, try sleeping on a firm surface while on your side. Do this for a few nights and you may notice that your achy back doesn”t feel so bad.

2. Get Moving

Certain back aches stem from your back muscles being stiff and weak. That”s why it”s not always the best idea to take it easy when you see the first signs of a back ache, as doing so can actually make the pain worse.

Stretching and light exercise can alleviate back pain by increasing blood flow to the aching areas of your body. Just remember not to strain yourself too much or you may end up creating new back problems.

3. Sit Up Straight

If you sit in a chair or car seat for a prolonged duration at any point in the day, then the cause of your back pain may be poor posture.

Ensure that your feet are about a shoulder”s length apart when you sit and then your back is straight. If your chair doesn”t allow for this, then you can try sitting forward you can manage it.

4. Try to Cut Some Weight

Obesity and back aches go together like peanut better and jelly. A bigger belly encourages bad posture while making it harder to get proper exercise.

You may find that losing as little as 5 to 10 percent of your overall weight can help alleviate some of the aches and pains you feel not only in your back, but also in the rest of your body.

5. Take a Dip

Whirlpool bathes and pools can be used to relieve the tension that makes your back ache. Couple this with exercises to make your back stronger, and you may be startled to find an absence of back pain.

6. Seek a Chiropractor

Chiropractors have access to a wide variety of treatment options, such as electrical stimulation via TENS therapy. This makes your local local chiropractor in Medford Oregon one of the best people to see, especially of you”ve tried everything else and your achy back just doesn”t seem to want to go away.