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Finding a good weight loss help site is important to your success in losing weight and will determine the level of loss that you experience. When you have good information at your fingertips it can help you learn tricks for losing the weight and keeping it off.

These sites also can give you some ideas of different diets, recipes, exercises and diet aids that you might not already know about. Perhaps one of the best benefits that you can get from a good weight loss help site is support from other members and a way that you are held accountable for the loss of weight goals that you have.

Finding a Good Weight Loss Help Site

It is a good idea to think about what you want from a website that is dedicated to weight loss before you go looking for one. Some sites available are dedicated solely to one aspect of weight loss, and health aspects, while others focus on a variety of things that will help you reach your goal. Others are focused on reviewing different products so that consumers can find those products that work best for them.

The best websites are those that are a combination of all of these, helping you find those products that will work best for you, give you tips on exercise and healthy eating and help you keep track of how much weight you have lost. With a good site, it is very possible to realize all of your needs and find the support that you need to succeed.… Read More

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What’s the matter with Americans? They say they want cheaper health insurance, but when they could get better results for free, most won’t lift a finger!

The leading preventable cause of death in the United States is still smoking. Why are 25% of Americans continuing to smoke? Admittedly, it is hard to quit, but think of the benefits!

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What is our second risk factor for the majority of diseases that kill us and slow us down? We’re overweight, right? We eat too much of the wrong things and not enough of the right things. We eat one half of our meals in restaurants — mostly fast-food. We drink an average of 142 pounds of sugar per year in the form of soft drinks, and the like.

Because we’re overweight, we tend to get diabetes, which leads to heart disease, kidney disease, and some cancers. There are some other nasty things that happen as a result of having diabetes, such as blindness, nerve pains of various sorts, and of times amputations of extremities.

But are we willing to do anything about it ourselves? Nah! We’re too busy to start an exercise program and we’re too fond of our favorite foods to eat anything healthier. The come-back question to this answer should be: “Busy doing what — watching five hours of TV a night?” That’s the average, you know.

It comes down to this: It’s a matter of priorities and it’s a matter of most of us not having the education to be able to evaluate our options for solving these life-threatening problems. So the majority just put it off and let our habits run our lives.

So, we go to the doctor, who is supposed to tell us how by changing our diet and a moderate exercise program, we can solve the problem if we lose only 5-7% of our body weight. How hard could that be?

What do you think most of us do? Give weight loss a half-hearted try? Then, when it doesn’t work for us, we go back to the doctor for some metformin, which costs $100+/month and is only effective 31% of the time. The diet and lifestyle changes have been shown to be effective in 70% of cases, as reported by the National Institutes of Health Web site.

Metformin is typical of the pharmaceutical industry’s approach to solving the health problems we get into by our indiscriminate way of eating. It costs us big bucks paid out over a period of years, it doesn’t work as well, and it no doubt has some unwanted side-effects.

Is taking a 30-minute walk five days a week too much work to prevent possible lower leg amputation or blindness? Is broccoli so disgusting that we would rather pay more than $100 per month to add another expensive drug to our daily regimen?

And We Wonder Why Health Care Is So Expensive

How about those who don’t have health insurance and can’t afford the prescription drugs to sort-kinda 31% avoid diabetes? … Read More

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There are a variety of reasons for missing teeth. Birth or congenital defects, an injury, tooth decay, failure of a root canal or gum disease are the the most common. Here is some dental implants information to help you decide if they are something you might be interested in. This procedure is the total replacement of missing teeth with artificial replacements. They can also be used to stop or prevent the deterioration of the jaw bone. The procedure is a form of prosthetic and, at the same time, is also is a type of cosmetic dentistry.

Unlike bridges, this procedure actual embeds an artificial root into the jaw bone. This lends a high degree of strength and durability to the prosthetic teeth. This fact makes this procedure the most functionally effective among all treatments. This is the closet thing to your original teeth. You can eat and chew whatever you want. You have none of the problems that occur with a bridge.

The process is started with an initial consultation where x-rays are taken which will allow the dentist to evaluate the structure and strength of your jaw bone. There will be many measurements to calculate the exact location of it. Your dentist will interview to find out about your oral hygiene habits. This procedure will require a commitment to take good care of your teeth after the procedure.

The actual procedure works like this. A hole is carefully drilled into the jaw bone. A titanium screw is inserted into the hole. Gum tissue is covered over the hole and a second protective screw is placed over the hole. It will take up to six months for this to heal completely.

After the screw has fused to bone and the healing is totally complete the gum will be removed. An abutment is attached that the crown is attached to. First a temporary crown will be fitted. The gum over time will naturally grow around the crown. When it is ready the temporary crown is replaced with a permanent crown.

These artificial prosthetic teeth look identical to real natural teeth. The look so realistic in large part due to the anchoring and fusing to the bone just like a root. As you can see, the finish results are completed over several sessions.

There is only minimal pain and swelling after the procedure. Your dentist can prescribe pain medication to control your pain. You probably will only be able to eat soft foods for a few days after the operation.

It is extremely important to practice good personal hygiene after the operation. With regular brushing flossing and visits to your dentist they can last for many years. They can last up to forty years without any problems. However, it is necessary to maintain good care to your teeth or else dental implants can fail. This solution to the problems caused by missing teeth is becoming more widely used. More health insurance policies are covering this procedure which at first was … Read More

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Do you feel disconnected, confused, alone and disorganized? Do you feel unloved,afraid and unappreciated? Now is the time to get in touch with your best self and with your family. Get rid of the stuff that makes you feel disorganized, disturbed or disconnected. Take a one week challenge to strip down of all that clutters your life and get the connection back. Rules to clearing the clutter and reclaiming your life:

No communication through cell phones, Skype or any other electronic way for the duration of your challenge

  • No watching Television, or use of the computer, iPods or any other electronic gadgets.
  • Sit down for meals together with your family
  • Tell at least one member of your family how much you appreciate and love them.
  • Do an activity as a family together
  • Set aside time to do all your laundry and clean out the garage.

Sorting out the mess in your house together can elevate the tension and stress that exists. You also get to spend quality time together as a family. Preparing healthy meals and sitting down to eat together enables your family to reconnect as well.

People mistakenly think that feeling their time with emails, Facebook, Twitter and texting is connecting yet it is completely the opposite. I put myself in this category as well. Lately, I have found myself always texting, “Facebooking” and “tweetering” a lot and I challenged myself to follow the rules of de-cluttering and reconnecting with my family. We have to strip ourselves of the superficial in order to get back in touch with our inner selves and our families. In the end you will realize how much simpler and beautiful life can be. You will be able to communicate that much easier with your spouse and your children because you will be present and aware of their feelings and fears.

Break down the walls of fear, resentment and guilt that exist because that is really what causes the disconnection and all the cluttered stuff are just symptoms of the problem. The clutter reflects all that is truly going on inside of us. Once the busy body behavior gets slowed down, your family will feel more nourished not only physically but spiritually and mentally as well. By shifting the focus away from tv, phones, and all the electronics gadgets, you get more honest and more aware of your surroundings and you discover your best self.

As a couple, plan at least one date night once a month. This is better than one week vacation at the end of the year because it keeps you reconnected.

As a family plan a road trip together to stay connected and remember to adhere to the already established rules. No cellphones or other electronic gadgets. Carry books, paper, puzzles and crayons to color for the young ones instead. If funds are an issue, and they always are for most of us, then take an afternoon off at the park or go visit the arboretum. Learn to … Read More

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Are you looking for a whey (pardon the pun) to spike your body’s protein levels, drop a great deal of fat and water, and embark upon a sort of “cleansing phase”? If so, whey fasting might just be right for you! It involves the consumption of a great deal of water and whey, along with some fast burning carbohydrate sources like fruit and vegetables. Meat and starchy carbs are off the menu.

You’ll need to schedule this fasting for a time where you have a little bit of freedom. Your body might react in an odd way to the sudden influx of whey protein, and it might not be a positive thing until your digestive track adjusts to it. Fasting is a common practice in many cultures for religious purposes. It allows the person to remove toxins from the body, as well as clear the intestines of built up waste. Many people also experience a spiritual awakening as their bodies face this change.

Each meal should consist of two scoops of whey protein, along with a good, clean carbohydrate source from the fruit or vegetable family. Eat another meal every hour if you’d like. Whenever you’re hungry, go for it again. You’re essentially ‘grazing’, or eating small amounts of protein all day along with a carb source for fiber and energy. Whey protein is a wonderful thing. It’s healthy and contains a wealth of vitamins and minerals, and is an excellent source of complete proteins. Most bodybuilders, strength trainers, and athletes around the world use it regularly to fuel their workouts and recovery.

Be prepared for hunger pangs. Take additional supplements to assist with any shortcomings from your current consumptions. A good multi-vitamin, vitamin B,C,E, and fish oil capsules should be adequate. You may need to cut back on weight training or cardio time during this whey fast. Your energy levels will most likely be down, as you will be used to consuming slow burning carbohydrate and protein sources. Suddenly you’ll be relegated to extremely lean sources (whey and fruit and vegetables) which digest very quickly. You’ll likely feel healthier than you have in your entire life, but you may not feel your strongest.

After the whey fast, be very slow in your return to solid foods. Your stomach will shrink during this absence of food. If your first meal back is a huge one, you will have a very rough night as your shrunken stomach and intestines. Make it a gradual, three-day return to a normal diet. And before you return to ‘normal’, decide what normal you believe it best for you. Did you feel like a million bucks when on this whey fast? Was it due to the lack of pastas and meats? Or was the lack of bread something you have never experienced, but certainly love now that you’ve endured it? Spend some time thinking about which aspects of the whey fasting diet you’d like to employ in your regular diet to help you look … Read More

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