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What Your Fingernails Can Tell You About Your Health

Hippocrates once said fingernails reveal health and inner condition. Many years later, we are learning his statement was accurate. A person’s fingernails can reveal underlying medical conditions previously unknown to the person. Some of these medical conditions, such as emphysema, may have signs (such as difficulty breathing) that precede the change in nail color while others may not have these signs. Changes in nail structure Fingernails can show signs of many different medical conditions, particularly nutrient deficiencies. The most common medical conditions are related to nerves and function as a result of a Vitamin B-12 deficiency. Vitamin B-12 deficiency can cause problems in balance, memory, exhaustion, numbness, noise sensitivity, bleeding gums, legs that hurt and “jump” at night, heavy menstrual bleeding and depression. Foods that are rich in Vitamin B-12 are beef liver, organic cheese, wild salmon, cow’s milk and organic chicken, turkey, and eggs. If your levels of Vitamin B1-2 are within normal limits, you should have white moons on all your fingers. If these moons are gone you may have been short of …

Hand Reflexology for Treating Nasal Problems

The next time you develop a cold, streaming nose, or rhinitis try this simple on the spot hand reflexology method to ease up the symptoms, until you are able to get homeopathic, herbal, or any natural remedy to soothe you. You may not have access, to any natural or even conventional medicines and need instant relief. Rhinitis Rhinitis inflammation of the nasal tissues may either be caused by an infection or by an allergy. It is the most common illness in the United States. Symptoms of rhinitis take effect when outdoor allergens, (air borne tree, grass  amp; weed, pollens or mold) or indoor allergens, (mold, droppings from dust mites  amp; cockroach particles) are breathed in. Blocked, or stuffed up noses associated with allergic rhinitis, or hay fever can be relieved with hand reflexology. The goal is to strengthen the digestive system to improve the functioning of the immune system, also restore balance and harmony to the body so that it ceases to over react. Allergic Reaction Work the entire digestive system, concentrating on the liver, …

Tips For Recovering From A Herniated Disc Easily! Read To Know

A herniated disc is sort of like a car without any shocks. The lumbar discs act as a cushion between your spinal vertebrae, keeping nerves from pinching. When a disc is worn down or torn by injury or illness, the herniated disc can be quite painful. In most cases, you will need to be treated by an experienced and knowledgeable physician, but there are a few things you can do at home to aid in recovering from a herniated disc. The most important thing to remember is to give your body plenty of time to rest and heal. Use a Firm Mattress When recovering from a herniated disc, you will probably need bed rest for at least one or two weeks. While this is a positive step toward recovery, you should also have a firm mattress that keeps your back flat and still. If your mattress is too soft, you can always purchase a firm mattress pad to cover the surface or place boards underneath the mattress for added support. Your pillows should be likewise …

How I’ve Kept the Weight Off After My Gastric Bypass Surgery

Almost five years ago, I had gastric bypass surgery. In the 18 months that followed, I lost nearly 150 pounds. The real challenge, though, came later in the process of maintaining that weight loss. You see, after a few years, I was able to eat larger portions (though not nearly as large as before my gastric bypass surgery) and I am now able to tolerate most foods, at least in small amounts. From talking to other gastric bypass patients, I gather that this is pretty common. It would not be too difficult to put some pounds back on. Moreover, I also came across this amazing weight loss service that is Coolsculpting. You get rid of your body fat by freezing it away with the advanced machines that are in their centers. If you are interested to learn about the CoolSculpting then click here. Now, coming back to gaining weight, here are some tips that you can follow for that. I measure my portions. According to my registered dietician, I should be eating about one cup …

Effective Weight Loss Routines By Doing Daily Tasks

Any activity can burn some calories, but just burning calories does not always result in improved fitness or fat loss. Performing appropriately challenging workouts that stimulate positive body changes is the key to an effective exercise routine. Well-designed cardio or resistance training workouts are best for achieving your goals, but common activities, such as digging or shoveling, can also be made into effective workouts. And they can certainly remove that irritating loose skin hanging under your arms, or simply go for coolsculpting instead.  There are a number of activities that require digging or shoveling, such as working in the yard or clearing snow from the driveway. These activities can be fairly demanding, depending on how much total work needs to be done. They also create a different type of challenge than most people experience on a regular basis, especially in regards to the specific muscles and movements that are used.  Digging and shoveling create a significant demand on muscular endurance and/or strength, especially for the back and arms and most people become tired after digging or shoveling for a …

Muscular Bracing Contributes to Back Pain

Our bodies are remarkable in their efforts to protect us, and one of the ways that it does this is through muscular bracing. Let me explain what I mean by this through a personal example, The Speed Bump. My back pain started after an auto accident back in 1988. I was a passenger in a car that was hit twice on the drivers’ side and reacted at the time by bracing my arms and legs against the car windows and floor. After that event, I was a pretty nervous passenger for quite some time. In the days, then years, after the accident, my brain told my body that it had to protect itself. During the accident this was an all-out stress response, but subsequently it was in more subtle ways. When I was a passenger, I would get nervous and my brain kept telling my muscles to brace for impact by tightening my back muscles. This showed up in other ways, as I continued to tell myself that there was some terrible damage and that …

Exercise for Good Nights Sleep

One important key to a restful nights sleep is the amount of physical activity that you get during the day. You will be more likely to relax and fall asleep easily if you are more active during the day. Your goal should be to increase your level of physical activity during each day. Regular exercise will improve your sleep quality and your sleep phases and cycles will become more regular and smoother. Another benefit you gain is that stress and worry become less of a problem in your life because of the changes in your brain chemistry that occur with regular exercise. Studies show a very real relationship between how you feel physically and emotionally and the amount of exercise you get. For your body to be able to function healthily, it requires a certain level of physical activity. One thing to remember, you don’t want to exercise too late in the day. Late afternoon or early in the evening are the best times. Your exercise time should be several hours before time for your …

Crazybulk Packages For Better Muscle Shape And Endurance

If you are looking for ways in order for you to get the sculpted body that you aspire to get, then one of the best choices for you is to purchase the CrazyBulk package. There are a lot of choices you can make, and this has proved to be popular, based on the crazy bulk reviews that you can find in a lot of review sites and blog spots on the Internet. While they have a lot of individual products, they also have those that come in batches or “stacks” which enable body builders to get all they need in a set. With that said, below are 2 packages that you can get if you want to avail of CrazyBulk products. Growth Hormone Stack This stack consists of 5 different products, which will collectively help you to get great muscle gains, improve your performance when you work out and/or lift weights, as you are also able to get additional strength. This stack consists of 1 HGH-X2, known as Somatropinne, 1 DecaDuro, or Deca-Durabolin, D-Bal, or Bianabol, …