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Going For The Sweet Alternative Against Stress And Impotency

Human Sexual Response Band with Casey Cameron at the Bijou Cafe Philadelphia Nov 12 1981 002
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Living in stress-filled world can really rob you of the simple joys of life. Instead of looking on the brighter side of all aspect, all that would register in your periphery are misery and melancholy. You may have tried all possible stress relief methods – from costly therapies to addicting medications and nothing seems to be effective? Don’t despair, there is always the sweet alternative – chocolate.

The delectable sensation of chocolate and its delicious sweetness have been a part of human diet. Outdoor camping wouldn’t be considered as satisfying without a sip on a handy mug filled with hot chocolate. Isn’t a box of chocolate enough to appease a person? Everybody is sure to enjoy it even once in a while. What better way to celebrate an important occasion but with chocolates in different forms – desserts, cakes and confectioneries. Regardless of color, race or belief, chocolate has long been a part of our lives.

Chocolate, which is produced from tropical cacao seed have originated from South American countries. Mayan and Aztecs people use the harvested cacao seeds to make a beverage known as “xocalati,” or bitter water – the earliest primordial documented use of chocolate which dated 1100 BC. Cacao seeds must first be roasted, grounded and fermented to produce cocoa powder removing the intense acrid taste.

Aside from its early ingredients, most chocolate being consumed these days are being added with fats like cocoa butter, sugar, and cocoa solids.

Chocolates also have significant physiological effects to the human body which promote relaxation and serenity – acting as stress relief. Dark chocolates can cause a significant reduction to blood pressure which is considered to be lethal body ailment.

Studies also prove that chocolate have organic compounds that excites the body and senses. Chocolates are said to trigger the release of serotonin, which helps combat sexual impotence – a concurrent issue to male sexuality. Chocolates are said to have aphrodisiac qualities which increases sexual libido and urge that lowers down the possibility of sexual impotence. Chocolates are also said to have Phenylethylamine, which, like serotonin, mood enhancing agents which, after it is released through the nervous system, would induce pleasure feeling to the body. A study also cited eating chocolate increases vigor and passion, which was seen to a number of people who kissed longer after eating chocolate.

However, recent medical studies have revealed that some of these bodily activities, like the secretion of serotonin, are not necessarily an aftermath of eating chocolates or other aphrodisiacs. And medical experts pointed out that the direct effects of chocolate to sexual impotence needs to be further established.

Aphrodisiac or not, everybody could attest to the invigorating effect of eating chocolate. Its mouth watering effect and enticing feeling induce in the body is irrefutable. As of its stress relief capability, people can see the effect it can do to the emotions – bringing an incomparable state of tranquility.

Various relief and therapies come in variety of forms and some of them need not to be a burden. Lest be misconstrued, nothing can surpass what modern medicine can do. However there are always alternatives we can dip our hands into. Not just any alternative, but such a sweet one.

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Sleep Robbers – And How To Stop Them

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Do you think that you are getting enough sleep?

Maybe not. Studies confirmed that most adults have been depriving themselves of the amounts of sleep needed.

You now may think that: “Half an hour short of sleep won’t hurt me.” It does – especially if this becomes habitual.

Each half or even only a quarter of an hour lack of sleep each night accumulates in time.

You may think that the lack of sleep the night before is compensated the next night you get enough sleep – but: it doesn’t.

What you owe the night before remains in the IOU list which piles up each time you lack sleep.

Just how much sleep is enough? Although it varies depending on the person, it is ideal to consider between seven to eight hours of sleep as enough for the normal person. Younger people need more sleep than older ones.

Sleep is vital to overall health and individual functionality, which is why you have to win back your sleeping time if you lack it. Here are possible sleep robbers (or habits) that you can kick out to regain your sleeping time.

The habit of sleeping late usually starts in a subtle way. You hardly notice you’re doing it at first, until it becomes a habit. Identify the cause. If you can’t pinpoint the exact reasons why you sleep late at night, then chances are, they are small things or chores that are scattered. Those little time-consuming things you spend on could be trimmed and if you review them, the minutes (when accumulated) can turn to an hour or two which you could devote instead to sleeping.

You may not be able to correct this abruptly; actually it would be better to adjust gradually. Once you are able to find the time to retire earlier than usual, it may be difficult to fall asleep at once because of the change in pattern. Don’t worry, this is normal and only in the first few nights. Once you have adjusted to your new habit, you will eventually find it easier to fall asleep early.

Stop your dependency on sleeping aids like alcohol or sleep inducing pills. These aids may knock you out of your senses faster but they can cause frequent wakeful periods thus interrupting your sleep pattern.

If a concern keeps bothering you from getting asleep, try this method. Get a pen (a marker would be better) and a piece of paper (big enough to fill in you concern) and write your concerns on it. Lay it on your side table or tape it on the wall. You don’t go to sleep with your robe on, so it’s like taking your robe off before retiring. In the morning, discard the paper. Sounds trivial but for some, it works.

A phone (landline or mobile) on the bedside can be very handy particularly in an emergency. But it can also be downright annoying, especially when it is set to ring aloud. Take that phone away from your ear. If you need to keep it, set it on silent mode. Depending on your line of business or profession, that phone may or may be not be that important for night calls. Should its presence fall short of its importance, you’re better off without it during the night. That once in a lifetime call which you classify as an emergency may not be worth all the nights you are awakened by a wrong number or a nuisance call. The possibility that someone might call in the middle of the night when you’re asleep results to an agitated feeling that alters your sleep pattern, keeping you half asleep subconsciously.

Your brain monitors and maintains a record of all the hours you owe it in terms of shortage in sleep. One way or the other, you’ll have to pay for it. You should be thankful it doesn’t charge interest or penalties for late payments. Try your best to pull yourself out of sleep deficits.

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Avoid Skin Cancer While You Enjoy the Outdoors

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Here’s a bright idea: There’s a beautiful way you can protect yourself from an increased risk of skin cancer.

The Problem

Through the work of nonprofit organizations, such as The Skin Cancer Foundation, the connection between sun exposure and elevated risks of skin cancer has become clearly established.

“Twenty-five years ago, few people knew about the dangers of excessive, cumulative sun exposure,” says Perry Robins, M.D., president and founder of The Skin Cancer Foundation. “While the connection between sun exposure and skin cancer is widely known today, statistics show that the incidence of skin cancer is continuing to increase rapidly. More than 90 percent of skin cancers are caused by the sun. Nationally, there are more new cases of skin cancer each year than the combined incidence of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer.”

Some Solutions

To help combat this growing health risk, The Skin Cancer Foundation conducts extensive educational programs and regularly reviews products that can help consumers reduce their health risks from sun exposure. More than 300 products in the U.S. and more than 70 products overseas have been awarded the Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation.

Sunbrella® brand fabrics are one of the latest products to receive the Seal of Recommendation. Sunbrella fabrics are used for awnings, market umbrellas and other forms of shade on decks, patios and at poolside. You will also find Sunbrella frequently used on boats as biminis, covers and marine awnings. Seeking shade between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. is one of The Skin Cancer Foundation’s core sun protection recommendations.

In order to receive the Foundation’s Seal, Sunbrella fabrics were subjected to extensive testing and met The Skin Cancer Foundation’s standards for Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF). UPF is a measure of the amount of ultraviolet light passing through the fabric.

“Consumers have long selected awnings, market umbrellas and boat tops made from Sunbrella fabrics because of the sun protection they provide,” said Harry Gobble, director of marketing for Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, which manufactures Sunbrella fabrics. “With the Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation, consumers are now assured that an independent organization has verified the level of sun protection provided by products using our fabrics.”

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Simple And Practical Ways To Care For Your Skin

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Looking after your skin is very important, as skin is the human body’s main defense against infection.
Unfortunately, skin care regimens can get complicated, expensive and time consuming. Luckily, this article contains some of the best skin care tips around, so you have no excuse for not looking after your skin.

The best way to have healthy skin is a daily skin care routine. Your routine should include cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Cleanse gently with soap and water to remove dirt and oils. Tone with an alcohol-free toner to refresh and stimulate your skin. Moisturize with an oil-free moisturizer to replenish vital fluids to your skin.

One very simple and easy way to care for your skin is to just wash it twice a day and no more than that to prevent overdrying. Use warm water and a mild soap made for blemishes. Massage the facewash over your face in circular motions. Scrubbing can cause irritation.

Try getting to bed as early as you are able to during the night, especially if you work often. This can help to restore the nutrients and moisture that you lost during the day. Additionally, resting calms your stress and anxiety level, improving the look of your skin and putting you in a good mood.

To protect your skin, you should wear sunscreen every time you plan to spend time outdoors. Sun exposure can damage your skin, leading to freckles, age spots, wrinkles, dry skin and possibly even skin cancer. Choose a sunscreen with a high SPF so that you can be sure it will provide adequate protection.

Skin care in winter can be made easy by using oil based exfoliating scrubs. While other exfoliators can dry out your skin, oil based products have an added bonus of naturally hydrating oils. Oil based scrubs can be of a more liquid consistency, or even thick like a creamy lotion.

A great way to get rid of unwanted blemishes is to use a well known vegetable. Cucumbers are actually great for helping clear up your skin. Just grate up a cucumber and rub in into your face, just like a face wash and you will feel refreshed and be blemish free, in no time.

If your skin is looking unhealthy then consider taking zinc supplements or eating more foods high in zinc such as oysters. The mineral zinc helps to maintain elastic fibers and collagen which give skin its firmness and prevent wrinkles. Zinc also contributes to the healing of cuts and bruises on the skin’s surface.

Most people highly suggest that wearing make up is not harmful to your skin. However, in excessive amounts it can be. It is okay to dress up sometimes, but wearing make up daily can be harmful. A lot of the make up does clog your pores. Scrubbing it off every night can harm your skin and make your skin lose its moisture balance. Make up removers can be harsh chemicals to your skin and rubbing your make up off can eventually result in wrinkles, especially around the eyes.

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, skin care is very important. Hopefully, after reading all of the tips presented above, you will have all the knowledge necessary to keep your skin in the best condition possible. So, start applying the advice from this article today and look forward to having great skin in the near future and beyond.

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Stem Cell Treatment Abroad

Stem cell research here in the U. S. is limited to three criteria put in place by George W. Bush in the year 2001:

• The derivation process was initiated prior to 9:00 P.M. EDT on August 9, 2001.
• The stem cells must have been derived from an embryo that was created for reproductive purposes and was no longer needed.
• Informed consent must have been obtained for the donation of the embryo and that donation must not have involved financial inducements.

The uses of stem cells in other countries however, have been taking place with great success. Stem cell therapy Mexico, China and India has been applied to patients with such chronic diseases as, cardiac disease, Parkinsonism, rheumatoid arthritis, Autism, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, and even stroke and spinal chord injuries. Extensive research is also taking place abroad for the use of stem cells as an alternative cancer treatment. In Canada, stem cell therapy is currently being applied to high-performance race horses for the repair of torn and damaged tendons and ligaments with great success. In this case, the stem cells were retrieved from the bone marrow of the injured horse, isolated and expanded in a lab, and re-injected into the horse at the site of injury using ultrasound technology. This type of stem cell use shows great promise for human application. At the Biogenetics Institute in Mexico, stem cells for therapy are derived from umbilical chord blood and cultured with specific growth factors and nutrients according to the treatment requirements. Here, the medical team of physicians and health professionals participate in a wide variety of medical fields and are dedicated to working with patients and families living with chronic disease. Visit www.biogenetictreatment.com for more information on stem cells and their available applications.