Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Are You Really too Old? Or Are You Too Much Exposed to Sun?

Too much sun exposure can lead to premature wrinkle formation. In fact, too much exposure to sun can develop more wrinkles than heredity. So you need to take enough precaution. Or else you will definitely develop wrinkles at younger age. It has been shown in different researches that identical twins have shown different types of aging just because of different types of sun exposure. If you have to work for long hours under direct sunlight, you must take sufficient precaution such as sunscreen lotion. Too much sun exposure increases the risk of skin cancer as well.

We will be back soon with more information on natural wrinkle remover and natural wrinkle reducer.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

About Stop Smoking Pill

Smoking cigarettes for a prolonged period of time makes one addicted on it. Like any other addiction, it becomes a habit which is hard to quit. Several attempts are taken by smokers who are really serious about their quitting. Stop smoking pill is one of among them. It helps in reducing cigarette craving and alleviates withdrawal symptoms.

Medications like Wellbutrin and Zyban are a very popular name for stop smoking pill. Zyban has antidepressant property and it helps in releasing endorphin secretion. Endorphin secretion helps in having enhanced energy level and provides a 'feel good' feeling. These stop smoking pills contain Bupropion hydrochloride that helps in combating against withdrawal symptoms.

There are few side effects of stop smoking pill. These side effects may include depression, anxiety, irritation, insomnia, dry mouth, bizarre dreams and atypical libido. Needless to say, all these side effects coupled with withdrawal symptoms make the condition badly complicated.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Fluorides Can Harm Your Tooth

Though fluorides are increasingly advertised regarding the protection of teeth, it may actually do the opposite. There are different studies that affirm fluoridated children develop almost same amount of tooth decay in their fluoridated area as their non-fluoridated counterpart. However, it starts approximately 14 months later or so. In fact, there are some studies which argue that fluoride can harm your tooth significantly and if fluoridation is stopped, the teeth get better. Today when I was browsing the site, called second-opinion, I discovered a wonderful article written about this problem, I have just read, which says:

"Fluoride damages teeth

Much research from many parts of the world has suggested that, far from protecting teeth, fluoride actually damages them. One of the largest studies into fluoride levels and dental caries ever carried out comes from Japan. In this study, researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University examined the teeth of 20,000 students and showed clearly that they had been harmed by fluoride. The researchers compared students who came from areas with more than 0.4 parts per million fluoride in the drinking water with those whose water contained less than 0.4 ppm. Their results showed clearly that there was significantly more decay in the areas that had the higher levels of fluoride. Note that the 0.4 ppm that was harming teeth is less than half the "optimal" level. Similarly another study, conducted in Ottawa, Kansas, to assess the effects of adding fluoride to the town's water found that fluoridation was a disaster: in the first three years of drinking fluoridated water, the numbers of DMFT in 5- to 6-year-old children more than doubled, while the numbers free from decay nearly halved.

That fluorides have not been shown to benefit teeth should not come as a surprise to the dental profession. As long ago as 1940, it was suggested that seventy percent of the caries in children was in the form of pits and fissures. Recent reports indicate that today, eighty-three per cent of all caries in North American children is of this type. And there is no reason to suppose that children in other Western countries are any different. Pit and fissure cavities are prevented with sealants, they aren"t preventable with fluoride.

Fluoridation is stopped — and teeth get better

The town of Kuopio, in eastern Finland, was fluoridated in 1959. But owing to strong opposition by different civic groups, water fluoridation was stopped at the end of 1992. It was a perfect opportunity to examine the consequences of this discontinuation on dental health. If the theory that fluoride prevented caries was correct, then discontinuing fluoridation should lead to increases in caries. To test this, in 1992 and 1995, independent random samples of all children aged 6, 9, 12 and 15 years were drawn from Kuopio with a nearby low-fluoride town, Jyvaskyla, whose distribution of demographic and socio-economic characteristics was fairly similar to Kuopio's acting as the control group. Dental caries was registered clinically and radiographically by the same two calibrated dentists in both towns.

In 1992 the mean DMFS values were lower in the fluoridated town for the two older age groups but no meaningful differences for the two younger age groups. In 1995, the only difference with possible clinical significance was an eighteen percent reduction found in the 15-year-olds in fluoridated Kuopio. In that year, a decline in caries was seen in the two older age groups in the non-fluoridated town.

In spite of water fluoridation having ceased, there was no indication of any increasing trend of caries in Kuopio.

The researchers considered that, perhaps, caries were prevented by better or more aggressive dental care. But in fact the numbers of fluoride varnish and sealant applications had decreased sharply in both towns. The researchers conclude that there was no evidence that the cessation of water fluoridation was having a detrimental effect and the decline of caries in the two towns had little to do with professional preventive measures performed in dental clinics."

Please don’t miss reading the entire article in second-opinion. This is one of the most resourceful article on the harmful effect of fluoridation.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is aptly known as silent killer, since it produces minimum or no symptoms at all. You may suffer from high blood pressure even without a single apparent symptom. However, if left undiagnosed and untreated, it may cause serious health issues, including stroke, heart attack, impaired vision, kidney damage, congestive heart failure, vascular dementia, peripheral blood vessel disease, aortic aneurysm and so on.

How Blood Pressure Is Determined?

Blood pressure is found out by the amount of blood exerted when the heart contracts and the amount of resistance to blood flow in the arteries. The more blood is exerted during the contraction and the narrower the size of the arteries, the more pressure is formed over the arteries, thus higher the blood pressure is.

Causes of High Blood Pressure

What exactly causes high blood pressure is still unknown. It tends to rise with age in most of the case. The causes of high blood pressure are assumed to be multi-factorial, which means that there are different factors that pose threat to develop high blood pressure. Genetic predisposition may play a leading role for developing pressure, as it is assumed to be. However, the specific genes responsible for the same are not yet identified.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

It Is Carb, Not Fat, That Put You into Trouble

Are you afraid of consuming fat in a fear that you will put on weight? Now you can take the pride of eating healthy fat food after going through this article. Carbohydrates in any form - be it jam, sugar, pasta, bread, vegetables, fruit - do the same to your body, and all of them ultimately are translated into blood sugar, or glucose.

The carbs are processed very fast within our body. This implies that the carb-rich so called 'healthy food' provide a rapid boost of glucose within our bloodstream. However, this is not the case with fat rich foods. Look at the following pictures, and you will easily understand what I mean.

Quite obviously, high blood glucose level is not healthy, rather dangerous. It is mainly because when blood glucose level rises rapidly within bloodstream, the pancreas starts producing huge amount of insulin to take out the additional amount of glucose as shown in the second picture. This the primary point to be noted that insulin is responsible for bodily fat storage. Since fats no way are related in drawing out insulin response, they cannot be responsible for fat storage. So don’t put your ear on when you hear someone saying not to eat fats, as fats will put on your weight.

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