Tobacco Smoking: Pros And Cons

On 2010/08/18, in Uncategorized, by admin

The effects of smoking tobacco vary due to personal preferences and the indirect social evils they cause. It is a known fact that nicotine is an extremely addictive substance, its effects on cognition are not as strong as the ones of cocaine, cannabis, cocaine, amphetamines, etc. As tobacco is a legal substance, there is no black market with higher dangers and unaffordable prices for most of the customers.

Though the majority of tobacco smokers are aware about the risks of smoking, they can’t make efforts and quit the bad habit. Everyone has own causes for smoking.  There are certain advantage of smoking as the smokers see them:

  • Many smokers are convinced that they feel a very physically powerful bonding with other smokers.
  • Smokers take pleasure in a sense of satisfaction by smoking.
  • Smoking cigarettes give smokers the sentiment of producing a ritual.
  • Nicotine provides a feeling of enjoyment to the smokers.
  • Watching the smoke whirl and the cigarette burn is an amusing for most of the smokers.

But the cons of smoking cigarette are so many, as given below:

  • Cigarette smoke foliage an after smell on everything: your clothes, car and home.
  • You may not be capable to take breaths appropriately.
  • You may have an irritating cough all day and night.
  • You may undergo from harsh headaches, and infrequent migraines.
  • You may experience dizzy after smoking cigarettes too quick or after having too many of them.
  • You may have yellow skin, tooth and fingernails.
  • You may have lot of phlegm, which may force you to apparent your voice incessantly and May even, make you lose your voice mid sentence.
  • You may experience from increased speed of hypertension.
  • You may have a feeling of insufficiency and material dependence.
  • You may undergo from nausea after too much of smoking.
  • You may suffer nervousness and no recreation throughout the day.
  • You may experience imperfect incentive and energy to do anything.
  • The sense of smell and taste may reduce.
  • You may by chance burn holes in you clothes or your upholstery.
  • You are wasting your hard earned money and debasement your physical condition as well.
  • You may also undergo from lingering colds and bronchitis.

Certainly, the cons outnumber the pros and provide you reason sufficient to give up this bad habit.

 

It is a known fact that starting from a certain age men begin having some problems in their personal life. Such problems as usually caused by bad habits, including too much of fast food, smoking, alcohol abuse, depressions and stresses, sleep disorders and a lack of body care. There are a lot of medications and supplements which can improve men’s health and bring a man back to life, but they do not work every time. Fortunately, there are alternative remedies for men’s health.

First of all, men should add to their daily diet natural aphrodisiacs like ginseng, garlic, onions, celery, walnuts,  black pepper and others. At the same time, specialists suggest using lot of fresh fruit (including peaches, bananas, pomegranates, avocado and so on) and veggies (carrots, cucumbers, parsley, etc.). Also, research has shown that various seafood has excellent power as aphrodisiac.

Herbal remedies for men’s health include ginkgo biloba, nettle, flaxseed, St John’s Wort, Aloe Vera, bittercress, Schisandra chinensis, frnugreek and many others. They can be used in the form of tincture or herbal tea. Another very effective alternative remedy for men’s health is Hot/Cold Immersion therapy, or Contrast bath therapy. Immerse your body in cold water for one minute, then immerse immediately in warm or hot water.

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Burdock Root For Hair Loss

On 2010/07/27, in Uncategorized, by admin

Hair thinning and loss is a problem which familiar to many people around the world. Nowadays, hair loss experience both men and women, and the latter are usually more sensitive to this problems as long, beautiful and gorgeous hair is an important factor for female beauty. There are many reasons causing hair loss on women, including unhealthy nutrition, genetic predisposition, hormonal shifts and changes, pregnancy, stresses and so on. Fortunately, in our times, female type hair loss can be treated quite successfully.

Burdock RootToday’s medicine offers a great variety of hair loss treatments, including hair lotions, tonics and conditioners, special sprays, hair masks and balsams, etc. Many of the include only 100% natural ingredients, like nettle, horsetail, Saw Palmetto, naturally derived vitamins and nutrients, etc. Burdock root is a known herbal remedy for hair loss which has been use for centuries to make hair stronger, brighter, thicker and richer. There are several way to apply this effective natural hair loss remedy, and rinsing your hair in burdock root infusion is the easiest and the most common way.

Also, it is possible to receive great effects by rubbing int your scalp several drops of burdock root juice, and to increase the effectiveness you can mix 2-3 drops of onion juice with 8-10 drops of burdock root juice. Burdock root can improve blood flow to the scalp, this way making hair follicles stronger and healthier. That is how the risks of hair loss are reduced. Specialists recommend using the above mentioned burdock root infusions and extracts 1-2 times a week.

 

Any woman who is overweight, is usually dreaming about losing weight and looking slim and attractive. However, most of the recommendations and tips of losing weight are based on a scheduled healthy nutrition and doing lots of physical activities. There is no doubt that a combination of these two factors is the most effective way to lower body mass. But do we have time and opportunity to observe there two strategies on a regular basis?

In the morning, we rush to work and usually do not have time for preparing a fresh carrot or parsley juice for the breakfast. We are sitting at our desks all day long and have no proper time for having a healthy lunch, so we are frequently satisfied with a small bite. The same goes on in the evening, when we want to have some rest and spend some time with our friends, children and the loved ones. So, what to do in a situation like this? How to keep yourself in a good shape?

First of all, make a habit of eating a good breakfast. Nutritionists believe that a bowl of cereal with low fat milk is the best type of breakfast for everyone, which can provide us with necessary nutrients and give us a good amount of energy for the whole day. If you do not feel like eating in the morning, it means that you have your dinner too late and do not give your body a chance to have some good rest at night. Have your meal 3-4 hours before going to bed, and you’ll feel a slight healthy hunger in the morning. Thus, you’ll be able to follow a proper nutrition plan since the morning.

If you feel hungry before the lunchtime, have a healthy bite: a couple of carrots or tomatoes, a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, a handful of dried fruit or any other healthy snack. Forget about doughnuts, chocolate bars, cakes, sweet carbonated drinks and so on. Also, no matter at what time you have your dinner and lunch, try to avoid fried and fatty foods, as well as too sweet and too acidic foods. Eat everything fresh or boiled, and you’ll benefit from maximum of useful properties of the foods.

As to physical exercises, it is not necessary to get concentrated on the idea that you do not have time for necessary 30 minutes for a workout in gym three times a week. Do not use elevators and use steps instead, this is an awesome exercise which will help you keep you muscles in a good tone and get rid of extra calories.Walk every day instead of using public transportation. Remember that walking even a couple of miles a day will make a big difference!

 

Serotonin In Our Body

On 2010/06/25, in Uncategorized, by admin

Serotonin, or 5-hydroxytryptamine, is an important hormone produced by our brain, and also a neurotransmitter, which transfers impulses and nerve signals between nerve cells. It is very important substance fore our overall health and well being, as well as for normal function of digestive system, blood circulation and brain. Serotonin plays a role for stimulating our learning abilities, as well as for improving our muscle tone and our abilities to move.

However, the main function of this hormone is to improve our mood, protect us against mood swings and lower the risks of developing such conditions as depression, suicidal thoughts, sadness, aggression and so on. Correspondingly, as lack of serotonin can lead to depressions, increased sensitivity to stresses and emotional instability. In such case, a person can’t cope with stresses properly, gets easily irritated and depressed, goes aggressive without any reason and can’t keep an emotional balance for a long period of time.

In order to stimulate serotonin production in the body, it is necessary to consume the foods rich in such substances as tryptophan and other amino acids, which have a property to stimulate serotonin manufacturing. Serotonin is essential for our normal function as the main hormone responsible for our mood, emotions, sleeping and other factors. When we consume a lot of foods with tryptophan, our body starts producing more serotonin and catches the connection between the good mood and tryptophane supply. That is why when we are stressed out or depressed, most of us experience cravings for chocolate and other foods high in tryptophan.

Serotonin production in our body is closely linked to production of other important hormones. For example, dopamine is also produced in our brain and is responsible for our energy levels, abilities to react, experience pain and pleasure, move and so on. Another important hormone, melatonin, is an antipodes of serotonin, cos’ it is responsible for our good sleep. These two hormones are strictly connected between each other as melatonin can be produced from serotonin. Therefore, most of us tend to experience insomnia when we are depressed.