Sunday, February 12, 2012

Information On Lactic Acid Bacteria by Rudy Silva

Lactic acid bacteria, although an agent of food spoilage, are also good bacteria.

So, what is a Lactic Acid Bacteria anyway? If you will look at it through a microscope, you will see something that is rod shaped. LAB, the acronym for them, may fall into cocci category or circulars germ or bacteria.

The Probiotic acid bacteria are found in decaying plants and other lactic resources. These are then used in the process of fermentation. Fermentation is process that converts carbohydrates in alcohol.

Lactic acid fermentation is just one of the reasons why LAB is good bacteria. This usually follows the rest of the fermentation process with the use of lactic acid.

There are still other ways that LAB could be helping us. And, here are some of them:

It keeps bad breath away! About a couple of years ago, research was conducted in using LAB against bad breath. Accordingly, these good bacteria could remedy this problem by replacing other bacteria with their kind populating our mouth.

Bad breath is caused by another kind of bacteria which is called anaerobes. Lactic acid bacteria kill these germs with hydrogen peroxide. After this, they would simply become the dominate bacteria in the area.

If you want to try this, experts recommend the daily consumption of yogurt. This food contains bifida and lactobacillus bacteria which are, coincidentally part of LAB’s properties. Of course, you should always go for non-sweetened yogurt rather than the sweetened to see the effect.

It keeps your gastrointestinal health at peak condition. It provides help for your metabolism and helps you avoid any illnesses due to undigested foods. Moreover, because it is a naturally occurring organism, you can be assured that you are not eating something that could harm your health.

It helps you avoid high blood pressure. High blood pressure is probably one of the most common sicknesses people have throughout the world. Drinking lactic milk, according to some experiments, can lower the risk of this health problem. Accordingly, this is because of the bacteria formed through fermentation.

Lactic Acid Probiotic can help in the strengthening of the human immune system. And, when you have strong immune system that means you are more resistant to disease.

It helps you avoid infections. There are some people who are born more sensitive skin. People with sensitive skin can easily experience swelling and rashes.

Doctors suggest people with this type of skin to include LAB-containing food everyday. Though lactic acid bacteria may not totally solve your skin problem, you should at least experience minimal reaction from your skin or skin’s hypersensitivity.

Of course, the help that LAB extends doesn’t end here. The great thing is that you can save money. This is because of the many benefits coming from these bacteria.

Obviously, if you have a strong immune system then that only means that you don’t get sick often. This helps you reduce doctor’s visits and any medication you might need.

Finally, you too can spend more time with your family. If you do not get sick all the time, then you are lucky because you don’t have to be away from your family.

Lactic Acid Bacteria can provide us with different healthy benefits. But still, it is advisable that we consult with doctors from time to time.

The Bitch and a Pinch of Salt! by Michael Knell

Well Darlings,

I see they are still at it. The anti-smoking brigade, I mean. Big headlines again today: Passive Smoking Deaths Revealed. Shock! Horror! However if we read on we discover a whole 1% of the world's population is BELIEVED to have died from the effects of passive smoking. Lung cancer - you know: the lung, that bit most directly affected - claimed 21,400 lives around this world of about 7 billion people. Er, excuse me! We have 'accidentally' killed more innocent Iraqi civilians than that in a single year! Let's get real here!

I find it extremely strange that the generation now living the longest lives ever known were brought up in a blue fog of cigarette smoke. These are the people who come from a time when just about everybody smoked, and no precautions whatever were taken. Today, in our supposedly healthier and almost smoke-free environment, we have a generation of kids who, we are warned, will likely die before their parents. Maybe I'm being stupid, but to me something doesn't add up here!

While the statistics from the WHO are quite obviously biased against smokers - it could never be classed as a healthy occupation - I find it deplorable that today we have whole armies of people who have built a career out of manipulating them to their own ends! When biased figures show a belief that only 1% die from passive smoking and yet we hear all this hullabaloo about it, I have to wonder why I am not totally deafened by all the furore over the other 99% of deaths.

I'll leave you with this: if you go to your surgery with a complaint, the doctor will automatically ask if you are a smoker, and record it on your file. Why doesn't he (or she) automatically ask if you are regularly in contact with spray deodorants and polishes, puffing room odorisers (these choke me up!), toothpastes that stun nerves the body uses for protection, antibacterial products that kill our natural defences, modern throat sprays, detergent and other cleaning additives that 'hang around', fumes from diesel vehicles, equipment employing ultra high frequencies, and a million other 'unnatural' things that the generation living the longest spent most of their lives without? No automatic record is kept of these things, so if they have any adverse effect, smoking will automatically be blamed.

We should look to our history, and thank Benjamin Disraeli for: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics!", and perhaps Saxa for the pinch of salt we need with which to take them!

The Bitch!

Diet Plans And Menus - The Mincavi Diet by Levi Reiss

The Mincavi Diet was created in 1984 by Lyne Martineau. This diet was inspired by the Canadian Food Guide. It offers five weight loss programs, varying from 1400 to 2000 calories daily. On your initial visit to a Mincavi center you will be assigned a program based on your sex, your age, your body mass index, and your level of physical activity. Your program may be adjusted in function of your weight loss. Here are some of the diet principles.

Put the accent on fruits and vegetables. Depending on your program, you will consume 4 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. But you are allowed to eat as many vegetables as you want. Dark green vegetables are said to be the best. Eat 4 to 7 servings of good fats such as olive, canola, and walnut oil each day. Eat 3 to 7 servings of cereal products daily. Eat 90 to 150 grams (from 3 to 5 ounces) of protein every day including 2 to 4 servings of dairy products, and some meat or meat substitutes. Drink a minimum of three glasses of soy beverages weekly. Eat fish, the best is fatty fish, at least twice a week. Keep a daily food consummation journal and bring it to meetings with professionals. Spend 30 to 60 minutes a day in athletic activities. Go to Mincavi meetings that are held once a week in some locations.

The Mincavi Diet presents several advantages. It is easy to follow and is well adapted to families. Its meals are balanced and may be eaten in restaurants and at home. The company sells prepared foods. The disadvantage is the need to count the number of portions.

Here are two sample menus, both are in the 1400 calorie range :

Menu 1

Breakfast: Banana and chocolate waffles.

Your mid-morning snack is a yogurt and 15 (half an ounce) milliliters of nuts.

Lunch: Cabbage soup. 4 crackers. 5 milliliters of non-hydrogenated margarine. Spinach and parsnip loaf. The mid-afternoon snack is an apple.

Supper: Vegetable juice. Green salad with 30 milliliters of salad dressing. Chicken tournedos. A kiwi.

Menu 2

Breakfast: French toast. 15 milliliters of natural syrup. 150 milliliters of strawberries.

The mid-morning snack is a yogurt.

Lunch: Sole. Green salad. 45 milliliters of dressing. Low-calorie jelly. Two slices of cantaloupe.

The mid-afternoon snack is a peach and 30 milliliters of almonds.

Supper: Tomato soup. Calves liver. Baked potato. 5 milliliters of non-hydrogenated margarine. Peas and carrots.

Some information in this article comes from a fascinating new book, La Bible des Regimes, written by Jenny de Jonquieres and published by Amerik Media. Her book describes more than 80 diets and weight reduction programs. Each diet is presented with 5 menu plans, a detailed discussion of its advantages and disadvantages, and lots more. La Bible des Regimes is available only in French at present.

Noni Juice Benefits And Exceptional Taste: Found With Products At Tahiti Trader by Timmy Vic

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Weight Regain Mistakes: Some Common Blunders to Avoid by James Druman

So you have lost some or all of the weight that you wanted to. Now you have got to avoid these weight regain mistakes that are so common for dieters. There are a few thing that you must do to ensure the weight stays off. The first obvious thing is you must understand that high levels of exercise are a key element of keeping fat off and ensuring that you stay at your ideal body-weight.

When we lower our calorie intake we know that your body gets sluggish, you often don't feel like really exercising or if you do you really don't do it at the level that you should. So this means that you have to push yourself extra hard because your body will naturally want to slow down and conserve its energy levels. You will hit a plateau. A fat loss plateau, this is something that you don't hear about all that often.

This is why most of those diet plans show the people immediately after the weight loss. They don't show them a few months later—this is because a lot of people put the weight back on quickly. In fact the majority of them do.

So you say, "This is not going to happen to me; I won't make the same weight regain mistakes". But it is actually a natural occurrence in the body. Your body tricks you into thinking a number of different ways so it can keep the energy it has stored. It is a physiological response; the body thinks it is in starvation mode.

This is why people who think that diet alone is the answer for them are actually not generally going to make it long term in their weight loss goals. When you don't look at the results right after the weight loss, but instead look a year ahead, generally you will not be happy with the results at all.

The system that works long term, the system that ensures you wont make the same weight regain mistake is high exercise levels while feeding the muscle with high intake clean foods. This is much, much better than simply losing weight through starvation alone. Low calorie diets are generally not the answer, especially when there is no exercise being performed.

You have to eat to feed your muscles, but we are not talking about fast food at lunch and a heavy, fatty dinner. The right kinds of foods and the basics of good nutrition.

If the question is can you simply lose weight with diet alone, then yes. But if you don't want to be fighting that weight loss roller-coaster for your whole life then it is time to simply lose the weight the right way, while building a leaner, better body.

The bottom line is, weight loss the right way will trump temporary weight loss every time. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either lying or telling you the temporary results. They will gain the weight back, but if you do it right you won't!

What Are Cosmetic Procedures Lasers Used For? by Nick Messe

Syneron lasers use an innovative combination of bi-polar radio frequency with intense pulsed light. They offer the safest, most effective method of facial rejuvenation currently on the market. This new technology, called electro-optical synergy can be used in a variety of aesthetic procedures. Because of the different applications needed, Syneron has created several types of lasers using the elos technology to make each cosmetic procedure as successful as possible.

There's one used to sculpt small areas of the body which may not be suitable for liposuction, and another that reduces the appearance of lumpy adipose tissue, or cellulite. Another system is used for skin rejuvenation, scarring, spider veins, varicose veins, firming, and acne treatment. There are laser specifically for hair removal, wrinkle reduction, vascular treatments and fractional non-ablative procedures. Skin tightening, hair removal, sublative skin rejuvenation, acne or cellulite treatment can all be treated with specialized lasers.

Dermatologists use these lasers for cosmetic rejuvenation procedures because they offer several advantages over other methods of cosmetic treatment. These include a complete line of anti-aging benefits which are never more than mildly invasive. This means that, with only a topical numbing cream, the patient suffers little pain and can often return to ordinary activities within hours. Laser treatment does not require hospitalization, and even though it is rarely covered by major medical insurance, this makes it more cost effective than more invasive treatments.

Clinicians also have greater control when using one of these lasers. These lasers allow the provider to adjust the range, and wave length for precise targeting of the problem areas. Because they use less light energy than standard lasers or intense pulsed light systems, they may be used safely on almost all skin types. Because these lasers are equipped with special safety features which monitor the heat and radio frequency, patients experience almost no risk of scarring or changes in pigmentation from this treatment.

Many patients experience significant improvements in achieving more youthful skin through just one treatment. Others find that a combination of several types of treatments makes a noticeable difference. According to the company, patients will notice improvements after just one treatment with a laser. Usually though, six to ten treatments are usually required to achieve the desired results.

Treatments generally takes less than one hour. However, the price can fluctuate drastically from one provider to another and in various regions of the country. Depending on the procedure and laser being used, the costs can range from two hundred and fifty dollars per session to as much as eight hundred. A few providers may offer some type of payment plan in order to make the procedures available to more of their clients.

The Best Weight Loss Method Is Slow And Steady by George Hutton

More and more people today are struggling with weight issues. It seems that as time goes on, more and more people are simply getting fatter and fatter. If you want to lose a few pounds, you are in good company. Recent surveys indicate that up to sixty percent of people are overweight, or clinically obese. And it doesn't seem like this problem is going to go away by itself.

The question is why are so many of us so fat? It's not like there is a big mystery behind gaining weight. You don't wake up one morning to suddenly find you've gained a hundred pounds. You don't go to your doctor and find you've contracted some horrible disease called fatness that is completely out of your control. Most of us, if we are honest with ourselves, know that it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand why we are so fat. We eat too much, and exercise too little.

If you go to your local bookstore, there's plenty of books on different diet plans, filled with low fat, healthy recipes on what to cook and how to eat. You won't have any trouble finding books at your local bookstore that will give you information on exercise. If you decided to join a gym, it would be easy enough to find one, and sign up for personal training. Lack of information is not our problem.

Our problem, it seems, is sheer lack of willpower. But is that really the case? Sure, if you suddenly change your diet and lifestyle, you would probably lose quite a bit of weight. Of course, if you ate only boneless skinless chicken breasts and broccoli, and worked out for three hours a day, then this wouldn't be an issue. However, is it really in your best interests to do this?

I think it isn't. I believe the best way to lose weight, is the same way you gained it. Slow and steady. It took a while to gain all that weight, and it's going to take a while to lose it. So maybe you shouldn't try for so much so soon. It' just not possible. If you try for something beyond what is natural, of course you are going to run into problems. Only when you take a slow and steady approach do you have a chance of success.

So what is the best slow and steady approach to weight loss? Walking. One foot in front of the other, again and again. It may not seem glamorous, or sexy, but walking will surely get you out and active if you've been sedentary for too long. And once you start a habit of going for a walk every single day, you'll slowly start to pick up other habits as well. Give it a whirl, you may find your life drastically improved as a result.

Diet Programs And Meals - The Miami Diet by Levi Reiss

The Miami Diet, also known as the South Beach Diet, was created by Arthur Agatson, a cardiologist. This diet places an accent on consuming proteins, good glucides, and good lipids. During the two-week long initial phase you eliminate a large number of lipids and glucides from your food intake. Projected weight loss is 9 to 13 pounds (4 to 6 kilograms). During the second phase, you reintroduce some previously banned foods. The goal is to lose 1 to 2 pounds (0.5 to 1 kilogram) a week until you reach your ideal weight. The third phase is a stabilization phase. Here are some of the diet principles.

During the initial phase you eat according to your habits. You are permitted three meals and three snacks daily. If you want a snack, hold dessert after the meal. You are the judge of the appropriate portion size. This diet comes with quite a long list of favored and forbidden foods for the first phase. While most vegetables are allowed, fruits are forbidden during this phase. Bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, and all alcohol are also out. In phase 2 all fruits are allowed as are bread, pasta, and rice provided that they are whole-grain. Dieters may enjoy one or two glasses of red wine per day with meals or just after the meal. Other alcoholic beverages and wine coolers must be avoided. During phase 3 you develop life-long eating habits. If you regain lost weight you may return to phase 1 for a week or two.

An advantage of the Miami Diet is the reduced cholesterol and triglyceride level. It is efficient in the short term. But there are many forbidden foods. This can be a hard diet to follow.

Here are two sample menus:

Menu 1

(Phase 1) Breakfast: 150 milliliters (about 5 ounces) of vegetable juice. A mushroom and bacon omelet. Tea or coffee.

Lunch: Nicoise salad. 75 grams of skimmed curd cheese. Celery stalk with light melted cheese.

Supper: Cucumber salad. Fish on a skewer. Pumpkin puree. Almond cream with ricotta cheese.

Menu 2

(Phase 2) Breakfast: 50 grams of oatmeal. 150 milliliters of skim milk. 110 grams of strawberries. Tea or coffee.

Lunch: Greek salad. Skim milk yogurt.

Supper: Tomato salad. Rump steak. Steamed broccoli.

Some information in this article comes from a fascinating new book, La Bible des Regimes, written by Jenny de Jonquieres and published by Amerik Media. Her book describes over 80 diets and weight reduction programs. Each diet is presented with 5 menu plans, a detailed discussion of its advantages and disadvantages, and lots more. La Bible des Regimes is available only in French at present.

What is a Cataract? by Kathryn Dawson

Many people think that a cataract is some kind of growth or disease that gradually starts to steal your sight. The reality is that a cataract is simply the clouding of the lens that occurs usually as a person ages, but can happen at any stage during a person's life. In some rare cases it can be as a result of a trauma to the eye. The lens of the eye is made up of tissue, and just as your skin wrinkles and your hair turns grey as you age, the iris can also "age". When it ages it becomes hardened and cloudy and this can effect a person's sight. Cataracts are serious in that they can hamper your vision, but they are not serious in the way that most illnesses or disease can be if left untreated.

Because cataracts are a result of the aging of the lens of the eye, it is usually older people who are affected by them. They are slow to grow and are usually present in both eyes if they are present at all. One will usually develop faster than the other. In many cases the sight in one eye is far better or worse than the sight in the other. They do develop faster too if a person undergoes a trauma to the eye such as a hard knock or fall that impacts on the eye. Research also suggests that various lifestyle factors such as diet, smoking, illness such as diabetes or the use of some medications may also result in faster developing cataracts or even the development of cataracts. It is extremely rare for cataracts to be present from birth, although this has been known in the past.

Although cataracts are painless, they are frustrating because they affect your vision. Day to day activities such as reading, writing and driving can become difficult. Other changes in vision can occur aside from hazy vision. Dull colour sight is another symptom as is excessive light from the sun or even headlights of a car. Double vision can occur too. Wearing glasses can help with some of the sight problems to start with, but eventually as the development continues it may be appropriate to seek treatment to remove the cataracts altogether.

The good news about cataracts is that they can be completely cured through laser eye surgery. During surgery the lens of the eye is removed and an artificial one is inserted in its place. The results are instantaneous and the patient's sight returns to how it was before the first trace of a cataract was present.

When should you remove a cataract? This is common question asked in relation to this condition. There is no hard and fast answer to it. Some people may have cataracts that don't look particularly troublesome but in fact seriously hamper their vision. Others may have cataracts that look advanced to an opthalmologist or optician but in fact their sight is barely affected. When the problems of the cataract begin to interfere with your everyday life, that is when you should think about have them removed. If reading a book becomes too difficult of you can't read the newspaper, talk to your local doctor or optician to get the ball rolling.

If you have a cataract in one or both of your eyes then it may be a good idea to seek medical attention in order to discuss your options. Lasek surgery or refractive eye surgery are two options available that may or may not be required, depending on underlying eye conditions. If there is little problem with your sight then you may wish to wait before undergoing surgery, but this is down to personal choice. The first step is to talk to your local eye doctor or even GP to talk the possibilities through.

Get Back Your Stability Now, I'll Show You How by Dr. A. R. Scopelliti

Over the past few months, we have been talking about imbalance, dizziness, vertigo, disequilibrium, etc., how to find out if you are at susceptible, etc. We know that as part of the natural aging process individuals will become more prone to imbalance associated with changes in the spinal joints from arthritis of the spine, and the disturbances in the ocular reflexes which are preprogrammed to the spinal movements. These disturbances can also lead to anxiety, changes in respiratory dynamics and changes in the digestive system as these systems are all hard wired and linked together, thus changes in one system affect the others systems as well. Changes in breathing dynamics alone are probably responsible for half of the dizzy feelings in society. These changes not only create apprehension and panic disorder, but will eventually lead to a permanent change in your systemic pH, which can lead to all sorts of problems.

The good news is that these disturbances are not only correctable, but are actually quite easy to fix. Inappropriate ocular reflexes are corrected through appropriate eye exercises, which are orchestrated to strengthen the specific eye weaknesses, which needs to be addressed. This alone typically improves imbalance and disequilibrium immediately. Breathing dynamics can easily be corrected by increasing rib excursion and thus increasing lung vital capacity. This will immediately reverse aberrant troubles in systemic pH, any panic disorder induced from such, gastric problems, which may be associated, etc.

Inasmuch as these problems are quite reversible and easily corrected, it is certainly with an understanding that treatment is provided under the guidance of a health care provider adequately trained in treating problems associated with imbalance and postural and gait abnormalities.

It is unfortunate that the vast majority of balance problems go unnoticed and untreated when they are easiest to correct, as most individuals don’t appreciate that they even have a problem because they do not take the time to get checked. Society has been trained over time to obtain routine blood work, and other “routine” and “preventative” screening procedures, because we know that if we do not have them, we may miss something that would have been easy to corect had it been diagnosed early on but was ignored because no screening was ever done. Balance screening is no exception to this. Simply put, the longer you wait, the longer it will take to correct, and the more likely you will incur a fall and thus have a serious injury to overcome. I have mentioned several times in my column that you cannot tell if your balance is impaired without screening. If you can tell, it is only because it has already gotten so severe that it becomes apparent just standing or while walking about. If this is the case, not doing anything about it is like being diabetic and not taking your medication and not changing your diet. It will just be a matter of time.

Hypertension by Dr. A. R. Scopelliti

Hypertension affects about 1 in 4 American adults and is one of the most widespread worldwide diseases afflicting humans. It raises the risk of heart disease and stroke for those afflicted, so it’s important to understand how to lower hypertension. High blood pressure, aka hypertension risk factors include obesity, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, and family history of hypertension. Hypertension is the most important modifiable risk factor for coronary heart disease (the leading cause of fatality in North America), stroke (the third leading cause), congestive heart failure, end-stage renal disease, and peripheral vascular disease.

Normal blood pressure with respect to cardiovascular risk is less than 120/80 mm Hg, (however, unusually low readings should be evaluated for clinical significance as well). Prehypertension is a new category emphasizing that patients with prehypertension are at risk for progression to hypertension and that lifestyle modifications are important preventive strategies. Home blood pressure predicts cardiovascular events much better than do office readings and can be a useful clinical tool. Anyone with hypertension should be monitoring their own BP at home. BP kits are available everywhere, and they are inexpensive. If your BP readings suddenly become low, you should tell your doctor to titrate downwards your medication so that you do not become syncopal, (passing out). The following are the ranges of BP:

Normal – Systolic, (top number) lower than 120, diastolic, (bottom number) lower than 80.

Prehypertension - Systolic 120-139, diastolic 80-99.

Stage 1 hypertension- Systolic 140-159, diastolic 90-99.

Stage 2 hypertension- Systolic equal to or more than 160, diastolic equal to or more than 100

Recommendations to lower blood pressure and thus decrease cardiovascular disease risk include the following:

• Lose weight if overweight. Even a few extra pounds will raise blood pressure.

• Google DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) for a reasonable diet, which is rich in fruits and vegetables.

• Limit alcohol intake to no more than 1-2 drinks/day.

• Increase aerobic activity (30-45 min most days of the week).

• Reduce sodium intake, learn to read nutritional information labels on products you purchase.

• Maintain adequate intake of dietary potassium, calcium and magnesium for general health.

• Stop smoking and reduce intake of dietary saturated fat and cholesterol for overall cardiovascular health.

Dr. Scopelliti is both a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology, and, a Fellow of the American Board of Vestibular Rehabilitation, practicing at the 279 Professional Arts Bldg at the rear of Monmouth Medical Center, in Long Branch, NJ. His office specializes in the drug free management of patients suffering with vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, presyncope, dystonia, TBI, headaches, ADD and other brain based disorders. As a community service, Dr. Scopelliti offers a free computerized risk of fall posturographic analysis and consultation. The office can be reached at (732) 229-5250. Dr. Scopelliti has a wealth of information updated weekly on the web at You may also obtain a free report on vertigo and dizziness by subscribing on line to our E News.

Digestive Enzymes presented in Altaflora Gastrogel by ALTA CARE Laboratoires

Lack of enzymes is the number one root cause of most of the metabolic diseases and disorders known to man.

If doctors were to recommend just one supplement you should take for life for your better health, it would be a product with high-quality digestive enzymes.

Most people over 30 years old are deficient of enzymes and they don't even know it.

Chronic enzyme deficiencies cause poor digestion and inhibit your body from absorbing the nutrients it requires to sustain good health.

Without necessary nutrients, your health will degrade, the aging process accelerates, and diseases and complications will easily take root.

With our busy modern lifestyles, we all tend to seek the convenience of packaged foods and quick meals.

Unfortunately, all packaged, frozen, processed, and cooked foods are devoid of natural enzymes.

During digestion, your body tries to compensate by redirecting your energy and nutritional resources to produce these missing enzymes. This places tremendous stress on your body.

As you age, you are less and less capable of tapping into those resources to produce enzymes.

This results in incomplete digestion and leads to the inability to absorb vital nutrients you need to maintain good health.

Your body is constantly breaking down in all its constituent parts, to be entirely renewed every seven years. So by the time you are 80 years old you have been totally regenerated nearly a dozen times.

This is why at Alta Care Laboratoires we recommend you take high-quality enzymes to ensure that the 300 Billion new cells your body regenerates everyday have the vital nutrients to heal and grow.

These Digestive enzymes can be found in our Altaflora product line, by Alta Care Laboratoires, Paris.

If you let your enzyme deficiency reach chronic levels it will lead to a weakened immune system. This affects thousands of other processes directly related to aging.

It is a scientific fact that the higher the supply of enzymes you have in your body, the slower you will age and the more resistant you are against degenerative diseases.

Symptoms of enzyme deficiency are easily identified. Frequently, or after meals, you will have one or more of the following symptoms:

• Acid Reflux

• Heartburn

• Bloating, Gas, and Cramping

• Constipation and poor elimination

• Diarrhea

Poor digestion is simply the lack of nutrient absorption. Allowed, this can lead to much more serious health problems, such as:

• Diabetes

• High Cholesterol Issues

• Colon problems - Colitis, IBS and Crohn's Disease

• Chronic Fatigue

• Over or Under Optimum Weight

• Severe bloating and Pain

• High Blood Pressure

• Circulatory Problems

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Altacura Propolis to Combat the Influenza by ALTA CARE Laboratoires

Prevention is better than cure!

The upcoming flu season is bringing about a hectic mania of people rushing to get their flu shots! Nevertheless it is worthwhile to go one step ahead and protect yourself even further. Natural food supplements which are on the market can help further prevent and act on the influenza without bringing about undesirable side effects.

PROPOLIS - a sticky substance used by the bees to disinfect their hives; is becoming the most popular substance worldwide to combat the common cold. Propolis has been found to be very effective in the prevention and treatment of colds because apart from being antibacterial, it is also antiviral and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Propolis is a powerful immune booster and helps your body to protect itself against illness.

Altacura Broncotuss Syrup and Altacura Influtuss Syrup by Alta Care Laboratoires – Paris, are cough & cold syrups containing Propolis. Altacura Influtuss and Broncotuss Syrups soothe and protect the body helping to boost the immune system when there are climate changes, especially during the winter months when the body must resist to all types of aggressions. They contain excellent soothing and therapeutic action to suppress symptoms.

Altacura Broncotuss and Influtuss Syrups may be used as a preventative or as treatment in cases of children, adults and elderly alike. The Altacura Syrups are also sugar-free and may therefore be used by diabetics.

It is especially ideal to take Altacura Influtuss or Altacura Broncotuss Syrup in the cases of young children, elderly people or other cases where the influenza shot is contra-indicated. The Altacura Syrups have no side effects if taken as recommended.

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Strengthen The Immune System With ALTACURA Hot Lemon Drink by ALTA CARE Laboratoires

Winter is still with us, playing havoc with our health. To make matters worse, the transition from one season to another is becoming very abrupt with the result that our body is being subdued to many hardships and discomforts, amongst which is the cold. Now whenever we have a cold and we are finding it difficult to breathe we start looking for a drink that may immediately soothe our sore throat.

To remedy this ALTA CARE Laboratoires has produced sachets – to be dissolved in hot water – that combine an action that stimulates the immune system with a pleasant lemon taste.

ALTACURA Infludrink Hot Lemon contains Panax ginseng that counteracts the effects of stress and improves physical performance. Moreover, Paternelle, subdues the cough and soothes the throat, while Vitamin C has antioxidant properties and helps to reinforce the immune system. Among the ingredients are: Propolis, produced by the bees to disinfect their beehive and well known throughout the ages for its natural antibiotic properties; GuaranŠ° that diminishes fatigue (in fact caffeine within stimulates the central nervous system and increases the metabolic rate); Echinacea, that also reinforces the immune system and renders the symptoms of cold, and illnesses related to it, less violent. Finally it also contains vitamin B6, the matrix for the elaboration of amino acids, very essential for our nourishment.

Other products on the market with the same function, cannot be taken if one is already having other medicines, while ALTACURA Infludrink Hot Lemon gives benefits, without causing disturbances and interactions. It is economical and practical because the sachets are designed is such a way as to prevent dispersal of contents.

One can dissolve the contents of a sachet in a glass of hot water, up to a maximum of 3 sachets a day or as advised by one’s doctor or pharmacist. ALTACURA Infludrink Hot Lemon can be given to children who have problems in swallowing tablets, or by adults who only need to reinforce the immune system.

ALTA CARE Laboratoires have certainly found an innovative way of how to fight the cold and face the most difficult moments of winter calmly. ALTACURA Infludrink Hot Lemon is sold in pharmacies and herbal centres.

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Altadrine - Citrus Aurantium for Weight Loss by ALTA CARE Laboratoires

Bitter fruit gives sweet results

Citrus Aurantium–also called bitter orange or zhi shi. Although well known as a health supplement in traditional medicine, it is only recently that the extraordinary value of citrus aurantium for weight loss has come to light.

Lose fat without losing your cool

Studies show that synephrine extracted from Citrus Aurantium increases the body’s resting metabolic rate and encourages the release of stored fat for energy production. What makes this botanical so unique is that it appears to increase thermogenesis without stimulating the central nervous system. As a result, it encourages the body to burn calories at a faster rate without creating a feeling of nervousness or “jitters.”

Altadrine Fat burners by Alta Care Laboratoires contans citrus aurantium with 6% synephrine (the cousin of ephedrine). The synephrine acts on the Beta 3 receptors of the adipocytes and it breaks down fact according to the Kreb cycle. The fat is broken down into energy. 1g of fat releases 9 calories of ATP energy. Altadrine fat burner tablets are made in France by Alta Care Laboratoires.

Ask your pharmacist for fat burners containing 100% Citrus Aurantium and start controlling your weight!

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Altadrine Helps You Fit Into Your Wedding Dress by ALTA CARE Laboratoires

You've been dreaming about your wedding day since you were a child, and now it’s just around the corner. The date is set, perfect venue has been chosen, and all final arrangements are underway. Are you confident you’ll look the most beautiful you’ve ever looked?

Women Go Mad For Weddings!

So many women spend countless hours and endless money planning the perfect wedding. Everything is perfect except for the overwhelming feelings of insecurity as they walk down the isle.

Will you be wearing the figure-flattering gown or the dress you’ve always dreamed of?

An informal survey of brides-to-be confirms that often normally sensible women lose their minds when they become engaged. It’s The Dress. The Wedding Dress becomes the unconquerable pinnacle that must be attained. Suddenly, a woman who’s been a healthy size 12 -- or more -- has a new mindset. It must be the perfect dress, at the perfect size, regardless of the woman’s usual size.

Trim in Your Tux

Although the magazine racks aren’t full of “Grooms” magazines, men want to look good for their big day, too. Tuxedos are more forgiving than gowns: they can cover a paunch pretty effectively, they’re dark, and, after all, tuxedos and suits don’t bare all, the way women’s dresses do. But, hey -- the honeymoon follows, often at the beach, and men want to show some “sixpacks” too.

With a few months to go….detoxification plan with Altadrine Lipodrainer

Detoxification is also an important component in treating obesity. Prior to a weight loss diet one should detox to rid the body of toxins, which will result in faster weight loss.

Altadrine Lipodrainer syrup detoxifies and drains, thus cleaning the body from the inside and preparing the body for slimming. Altadrine Lipodrainer Syrup should be taken in this manner: 10mL 3 times daily for the course of 7 days. During these 7 days of detoxification one should get accustomed to eating a healthy, well-balanced diet and drinking lots of water.

Let’s get down to fat burning with Altadrine Tablets!

After the first 7 days eating a healthy and varied diet and taking Altadrine Lipodrainer one should start on Altadrine Tablets. Altadrine Tablets will help speed up the fat burning process in a natural manner. Altadrine Tablets are 100% pure body fat burners which work on burning the existing body fat. One Altadrine tablet is to be taken in the morning, and another Altadrine tablet is to be taken in the afternoon.

It is important to respect a one week break between one course of Altadrine Tablets and another. In that one week one can administer Altadrine Lipodrainer Syrup to speed up the burning process of excess calories by controlling the body’s metabolic rate and thus stimulate metabolism; and of course rid the body of any toxins it might have gathered and drain excess water.

After a one week break one can resume the course of Altadrine Tablets, by Alta Care Laboratoires – Paris.

Your wedding day should be the day of your dreams. Make it happen with Altadrine.

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How Do Children Get Cerebral Palsy? by Wendy Moyer

There are estimates that as many as 700 out of every 100,000 babies that are born in the US have suffered from some type of harm during labor and/or delivery. Birth injuries, sometimes referred to as birth traumas, can vary in severity.

Unfortunately, in some instances, birth traumas are caused by the negligence of the medical team; the very people who are responsible for the well being of both mother and child.

Although there are many types of birth injuries, one of the most common is cerebral palsy. It can result from abnormalities or injuries in the brain. It can also be the result of brain damage that was caused during child birth and is often caused by trauma or low levels of oxygen.

When Will the Signs of Cerebral Palsy Appear?

Every year approximately 1,200 to 1,500 preschool children and 8,000 infants are diagnosed with cerebral palsy in the United States. More than 80% of cerebral palsy cases develop within a child's first month. However, they may appear until a child is three years of age.

Cerebral is a term that refers to the brain. Palsy refers to a lack of being able to control your body. It is a type of paralysis.

Cerebral palsy is not a disease. It is a number of chronic conditions that affect learning, thinking, muscle condition, and body movement. A person stricken with cerebral palsy usually will have a difficult time maintaining their balance and moving.

Nonetheless, there are many treatments now available. One of the most vital tools available to treat these conditions is physical therapy.

Children afflicted with cerebral palsy usually find it difficult to walk and have challenges using the bathroom. However, with early intervention and continual treatment their locomotive limitations can often be substantially reduced.

Physical therapy for kids with this condition focuses on improving their skeletal and muscular movement as well as their coordination. The goal of the therapy is to help children become more mobile and to become more independent. This is accomplished with exercise, massage, the use of certain devices, and applications of heat and cold.

With proper therapy and devices such as braces, crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs, children can learn to be more mobile.

It can be very expensive for a family to care for a child struck with cerebral palsy. Seven years ago the average lifetime cost of caring for one person who was struck with cerebral palsy was approximately $921,000.

If the medical team that was involved with the labor and delivery of a parent of a child who developed cerebral palsy was responsible for the condition they can be held accountable.

KegelMaster To Keep Away From Surgeries by Andrew Rivano

Kegelmaster as a device has gained so importance in the life of every woman that it is in great demand around the globe and the benefit it provides to the women folk is now known all over the world and more and ,more women are now breaking barriers and have started using this product. The task of getting orgasm achieved and satisfying female orgasm has been made possible. The life of many a woman has changed for good and it is not only the sexuality factor which is addressed but many other female disorders is also looked into ,thus giving the women a very healthy and a mind which is very relaxed after a great sexual experience.

Depending upon when to use it the Kegelmaster, just use it for around 15 minutes a day when you are free and one is around you and feel the benefit. The product has been developed keeping in mind all the safety norms so there is no need of worry of any type of problems cropping up but it would be better to be a bit careful when using the product. Just see the difference in the feeling after a sexual experience but keep in mind to get the maximum results do use it before minutes before the actual intercourse takes place. Women suffering from problems like menstrual, overactive bladder, lack of vaginal tightness are advised to use this product to get their problems solved at the earliest by taking the resort of this device known as Kegelmaster.

Taking the assistance of Kegelmaster any women can now activate the muscles around the pelvic area and in a way the cradling of the muscle can take place in order to give the necessary resistance. The device is an adjustable one and the tensions can be adjusted by tightening the screws gradually as the tightening of the muscles takes place. Do not loose hope and give up the process in the middle. Have a little bit patience and I assure you that you will get the desired results from using this unique device.

Dealing With Different Aspects Of Kegalmaster by Andrew Rivano

Kegelmaster is there to help you with problems related with incontinence, post menopausal problem and other vaginal related problem in women. It is seen that most of modern women have problem like urinary incontinence. It is considered as an inevitable part of your aging process. It is seen that the vaginal tone get distorted after child’s birth and you can use this to get a nice vaginal tone. This increases the friction and shape up your vagina properly. Again this kind of device is used by any older women who have generally lost their vaginal tone post menopause. It is seen that muscles generally weakens after menopause and it is necessary to keep the muscles strong before the process of menopause begins. So you can use Kegalmaster to strengthen your vaginal muscles.

Kegalmaster also helps you get a tighter vagina after child’s birth. It is seen most of the women visit doctors for sewing their vagina to get it tighter. Doctors give their patients the so called love stitches after childbirth. But this is considered not the right way to tighten your vaginal muscles. Most of health practitioners generally tell their patients to use Kegalmaster for better result.

There are sexual benefits related with the strengthening of vaginal muscles. If you use Kegalmaster you can easily tighten your vaginal muscles and you and you partner will find a pleasure during intercourse and sexual play. With such tighten muscles any women can enjoy the pleasure of sexual play. So to heighten your sexual pleasure you can use this device regularly. This also helps to increase the blood flow towards the genitals. You can easily the number of time you want to orgasm.

One of the important things about Kegelmaster is that you can control the strength settings. You can find various facts related to this device in the Internet about this device. You can learn about the design and its usage from different manuals available in the market and even with talking with your general physician. Always read the instructions and consult properly before using this device for strengthening your vaginal muscles.

Blackhead Removal: How To Use Two Of The More Common Methods by George Hutton

Almost everybody today will get acne to some extent. Some will be horribly unlucky and be cursed with several years of horrible outbreak after horrible outbreak. Others can count their blessings as their outbreaks will be few and far between. Most of us are somewhere in the middle. One of the worst kinds of acne to get are blackheads. If you have blackheads and want to get rid of them, this article will show you a couple popular blackhead removal methods.

The best defense, naturally, is a good offense. Naturally, by not getting blackheads in the first place, you'll never have to worry about hot to quickly and easily get rid of them. And as far as medical science goes, the best information to not get them is simple. Keep you skin clear and clean regularly, avoid the sun, try not to eat too many dairy products, and get lots of Vitamin E and A.

Of course, since you're reading this article, the horse is already out of the barn, and locking the door won't help. You want to discover the secret method to obliterate your blackheads once and for all. Pat yourself on the back, because you've stumbled across the most enlightening article on the Internet regarding this subject. A couple of popular ways exist to get rid of those horrid blackheads. When you combine these methods with the aforementioned preventative cures, you're well on your way to having life long clear skin. Lets get started.

The first way is by use of a blackhead removal tool These are long slender metal sticks, with a hole on the end. They are shaped so that the hole in the end will go around the blackhead, and make it easy to pull out. This is the quickest, but it's also the most dangerous. Not life threateningly dangerous, but dangerous in that if you get an infection, you could have a scar there forever. So it's important to cleans the area immediately afterwards, and use some antibiotics to keep it from getting infected.

Another way to get rid of blackheads is to use a face mask. Thee are creams that you apply, and form masks that attach to the blackheads themselves. As you slowly peel off the mask, it will hopefully take the blackheads away with it. While this is a bit less harsh on the skin that poking yourself with a metal stick, the dangers of infection still exist, so please be careful.

Of course, it goes without saying that you should always practice good eating habits, and get plenty of sleep. Without enough sleep you'll have stress, and stress is a suspected cause of acne. The important thing to consider is that several good and worthwhile blackhead removal methods exist, so you don't have to suffer endlessly.