Saturday, January 7, 2017

Finding Pure Forskolin Extract

Here’s a quick video that emphasizes the need to ensure you’re using pure forskolin extract, which carries no side effects, if you are considering trying the dietary supplement to produce fat loss:

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Say Goodbye Cellulite with Essential Oils

We are well into summer now and swimsuit season is in full swing. One of the major concerns for practically every woman during swimsuit season is the dreaded C word...cellulite...that lumpy, dimpled, orange-peel texture that seems to target skin on thighs, bottom and backs of arms and is the shame and embarrassment of anyone who has it.

Cellulite affects nearly every woman as she gets older. Major scientific discoveries have uncovered the factors that cause cellulite.

Although there are three layers of fat under the skin, only the top layer is involved with cellulite. Changes in the connective tissue structure in this top layer of fat, caused by pregnancy, hormonal, structural, vascular changes, genetics and aging, trigger the formation of cellulite allowing fat to protrude deeply into the dermis (the layer of skin beneath the outermost layer), which is what causes the characteristic lumpy appearance of cellulite.

Hormones secreted in response to stress, particularly cortisol, also encourage fat deposits in problem areas. Pregnenolone is the precursor hormone from which all other hormones are created. It is an important precursor for the body's production of progesterone which blocks cortisol receptors.

Some of the essential oils that combat excess cortisol are Balsam Fir, Conyza, Fennel, Peppermint and Frankincense essential oils.

Magnetic resonance imaging studies have shown that women with cellulite have pillar-like columns separating the fat chambers, which are larger and deeper than those in men. These large vertical chambers can store an abundance of fat.

Collagen supporting tissues of men, on the other hand, is more like a criss-cross net that is organized into small diagonal chambers, which hold only small amounts of fat...that's why men typically don't have cellulite.

Cellulite is mostly related to the underlying structure or framework and relationship of adipose to connective tissue in women. Scientists are now saying that cellulite is a disease of the connective tissue and is the product of extensive connective tissue destruction and that the three main causes of cellulite are excess fat deposition, weakened connective tissue support structure and poor circulation.

Fat storage and breakdown are controlled by two sets of special receptors called alpha and beta receptors on the surface of each fat cell. The beta receptors promote fat loss and are regulated by the hormone epinephrine, whereas the alpha receptors prevent fat breakdown and promote fat storage.

In the case of cellulite the alpha receptors outnumber the beta receptors. Women also unfortunately tend to have more fat storage alpha receptors than fat breakdown beta receptors in the hips and thighs.

Increasing production in the body of the enzymes hormone sensitive lipase and the enzyme protein kinase A will help break down the fat cells and release them into the bloodstream and is a key component of helping to eliminate fat and cellulite.

As well as connective tissue degeneration, poor circulation and lymph drainage can also aggravate and worsen cellulite. Exercise can stimulate epinephrine release, which can to some degree help reduce the appearance of cellulite but it's not enough to completely eliminate cellulite. Increasing circulation will help increase lymph flow and also help to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Here are some essential oils to the rescue that are well known to help with circulation, stimulating the lymphatic system and encouraging the elimination of toxins and water retention, all of which help with reducing the appearance of cellulite.

Because some of these particular essential oils are quite strong, they can be irritating to sensitive skin so it is important, if you have sensitive skin, to dilute them in a carrier base oil such as almond, jojoba, coconut, olive, grape seed or avocado oils. All of these oils are great for the skin.

Just make sure you are using an organic and expeller pressed oil still in its raw natural state so that its chemical composition hasn't been altered or destroyed and that its skin nurturing properties are still in tact.

Most all oils when heated past 103 degrees Fahrenheit, with the exception of grape seed and coconut oil, are destroyed, change chemical structure and can even become toxic. A good rule of thumb is if you shouldn't eat it then you shouldn't put it on your skin because the skin will absorb it into the body.

So here are the essential oils that will help reduce the appearance of cellulite:

Juniper (Juniperus osteosperma and scopulorum)- Has been used for centuries as a diuretic and is excellent for relieving fluid retention. Renowned for its detoxifying and purifying ability, Juniper essential oil clears waste, promotes excretion of toxins and increases vascular circulation.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)- Rosemary increases warmth and stimulates blood circulation and is especially useful for circulatory problems of extremities. I stand on my feet for long periods of time and when my legs and calves swell up, rubbing Rosemary essential oil on them relieves the swelling and edema in about 2 minutes. It's really incredible for combating fluid retention and lymphatic congestion making it very effective for cellulite and obesity (and great for keeping the legs from swelling up during air travel as well).

Cypress Essential Oil (Cupressus sempervirens)- This essential oil is most used for the circulatory system as it improves circulation and strengthens blood capillaries. It also helps in fluid reducing. It is excellent for varicose veins due to its vasoconstricting effect.

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)- Excellent for all skin types due to its ability to balance sebum. It improves blood flow, is a liver and pancreas stimulant and dilates the bile ducts for liver detoxification. Geranium essential oil also helps to balance the hormones.

Lemon (Citrus limon)- Lemon essential oil is stimulating for the circulatory system and improves microcirculation, strengthens vascular tissues, it is used for treating varicose veins by improving circulation and relieving pressure on the veins (together with Cypress essential oil in a 1 to1 ratio).

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)- Lavender oil may also be used in the treatment of stretch marks.

Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)- Relieves congested and oily skin, having a toning effect on both skin and tissues. For this reason it is a good oil to use when treating cellulite.

Orange (Citrus sinensis) - There is some resemblance between cellulite skin and that of an orange peel and that might be one of the first clues that Orange essential oil is an exceptional oil for reducing the appearance of cellulite. Orange essential oil is a diuretic and is great for relieving fluid retention, it also softens the epidermis, stimulates blood circulation and lymph fluids and is very helpful in treating swollen tissue.

I have mixed equal parts of Orange, Lemon, Cypress and Juniper essential oils and massaged these oils straight into my skin with no carrier oil but adding a few drops of base carrier oil might be a good idea if you have sensitive skin. I noticed a huge difference in the appearance of cellulite within about half an hour.

PLEASE NOTE: The information in this article is based solely on the use of 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils due to their high quality and tested purity. The use of a brand of uncertain quality and/or purity will provide you with potentially dangerous, if not lethal, results. The author assumes no responsibility for your improper use of this information.

The statements about these oils and supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These oils are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

About the Author
Rebecca Noel 
R. Noel is the author of The Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Info Blog where you can find out everything you want to know about essential... (show bio)

Monday, September 28, 2015

Why You Need To Know About Compounding Pharmacies

by Patrick Thompson

Pharmaceutical distributions to the public are generalized not customized. In order to satisfy the masses, prescription-drug production caters to the general population not the individual. An example of this can be as simple as blood-pressure medication, produced the same way for everyone. This creates serious problems for the patients who cannot tolerate certain ingredients found in regular prescribed medicine. Some patients develop allergies and cannot ingest necessary medications to treat their condition. At that time, those patients will look into compound pharmacies for personalized care. Compound pharmacies have been developing individualized prescriptions for decades; they were here first before prescription medications changed to be one size fits all.

The question is if these compound pharmacies are safe. Yes, simply because the ingredient used in compound pharmacies must have approval of the FDA. Of course, it is important to have a prescription only by a licensed practitioner, and the distribution must be by a licensed pharmacist. Compound pharmacies do not use unsafe drugs removed from the market. The State Board of pharmacy requiring inspections every six months regulate all pharmacies. Some insurance companies will not reimburse prescriptions drugs from a compound pharmacy directly, because they are not required to have a National Drug ID code. However, an insurance company will accept universal claims forms sent for reimbursement. Financially, the expanse evens out some drugs are more expensive than the mainstream and some wind up being cheaper.

Millions of people have individual health care needs; some medication discontinues purely for profit reasons. Many patients are allergic to dyes or binders in their medications. A large amount of patients needs a tailored dose, or they cannot ingest medication available only in pill form. Compound pharmacist prepares the medication with a variety of options, such as creams or liquids. Women going through menopause greatly benefits from compound pharmacies. The drug Premarin used worldwide to reduce menopausal symptoms; made with estrogen isolated from the urine of pregnant mares and distributed as hormone therapy to the public for many years did not serve women well.

The Women's Health initiative (WHI) studied the ability of Premarin therapy to protect against heart disease, and strokes. They warned that the pill showed a high risk in developing breast cancer. The WHI did not specifically say to stop taking Premarin; they said Premarin was not successful. Women remained with the risk and symptoms of menopause without solutions. Women still needed estrogen and looked into compound pharmacies for answers. Bio-identical human hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, and testosterone are individualized.

Studies show that women who took bio-identical human hormones experienced lower cholesterol levels, as well as an increase in bone density. They showed reduced hot flashes and night sweats, and improved overall health. Physicians prescribing bio-identical hormones report positive results. A combination of eating right, exercising, and regular checkup goes a long way toward helping women live healthy lives. Finding compound pharmacies to develop individual replacement therapy needs makes the difference between living vibrantly and healthily, in contrast to feeling miserable during menopausal years. Many people benefit from individualized prescription drugs offered by compounding pharmacies resulting in overall better health.

About the Author
When looking for customized prescription medication options in the GTA, you need to stop by a compounding pharmacy in Toronto and see what specific services they have to help you. You may be very surprised with the good news!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Glasses vs. Contacts

By Michelle Costanza Weis

For anyone experiencing poor vision, the great struggle between glasses and contacts has most likely taken place in your head on several occasions! A few decades ago, contacts were scary, and less used because they were so new. However, contacts have now been around long enough, and choosing between the two can officially to considered an actual decision based on preference. So what is your preference? Enjoy this guide as we discuss the pros and cons of both prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses; it's a hard decision, but hopefully this will help a bit!

When contacts first came out, they were a little intimidating for veteran eyeglasses wearers. However, now over forty million Americans alone wear contacts every single day, so they have definitely proved to be a top competitor of the classic eyeglasses. Contact lenses now have several different options to offer - much like how glasses frames come in a multitude of different materials, etc.; you have different types to choose from! Contact lenses are available in daily, weekly, or even a constant pair you can wear and use for everyday use. They certainly have made their mark on society - without blocking your face! You can even opt for colored lenses, and give yourself a new eye color to show off!! So, now that we can trust the use of contacts more, you'd think it'd be an easy decision, but it certainly isn't!

Prescription eyeglasses have been around for hundreds and hundreds of years. While they weren't always as light weight, stylish, comfortable - or even hip as they are today, some form of glasses were being used. As the years continued and optical technology advanced, so did our modern-day eyeglasses. While you still physically have an object on your face, they are much less "in the way", and annoying as they once were. Additionally over the past decade or so, glasses have started making a name for themselves - in an opposite direction as the once "geeky" and unwanted-but-necessary accessory. They are cool now. They are far more comfortable, can be made for just about any vision correction needs, and they are actually cool! So, now what are you going to choose??

Many people who experience vision problems choose to have both options: contacts and eyeglasses in their possession. This allows them to choose day-to-day what they'd like their style, and needs to be! Many people who wear contact lenses on a normal day may keep a pair of cheap glasses handy for times when their eyes are just feeling extra sensitive - like at night after work or school, or on a day when they feel like they have debris that they simply can't remove! Whatever decision you choose - prescription glasses or contact lenses - it might be a good idea to keep both options nearby and handy. Good luck and happy shopping!

About the Author
Michelle Costanza Weis
Hillary Glaser is a social networking specialist and expert in cross-media promotion, currently working on promoting prescription eyeglasses.