Banana Skin Care Recipes

Banana Skin Care

There are lots of food that are very good in general health as well as the skin and one of the best is the Banana. This fruit is high in calorie but it has lots of benefits when it comes to skin care. There are people that use banana to prevent pimples and acne and they find it very effective. This is very common and available in almost all of the countries and it seems to be the most accessible, maybe the cheapest in other countries like the Philippines, skin care product.

The general health and the skin needs Vitamin C, Potassium, and fiber and banana is a wonderful source of these elements. Bananas are also known in preventing and curing cancer, kidney stones, and chronic diseases. It is also an effective weight loss food. It maintains normal blood pressure, and strengthens the muscles. This fruit can produce 8 amino acids which our systems can’t produce so having a banana a day is good. There are also amounts of Vitamins A, B, E, and F, as well as amount of iodine, iron, magnesium, and zinc. It also contains serotonin that helps women with PMS problems.

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Slow Down Wrinkles or Aging Process

Slow Down Wrinkles or Aging Process

Some of use see wrinkles as problems and just can’t accept that they are aging. Aging is a natural process, therefore, wrinkles follow. We will never find a permanent cure for wrinkles or anti-aging elixirs, what we can do is to take care of our skin and slow down it’s process. This is very possible with healthy lifestyle.

Wrinkles due to aging is a process when elastin and collagen decline. These substances make our skin look young and firm. These are process are completely out of our control BUT, because of the advancing technology, experts found out some supplements that will help us look younger a bit much longer.

We listed below some of the tips that is in our control to slow down aging on process.

- Never, ever smoke, or if you are already smoking, better stop it right now. – When out in the sun, don’t forget the sunscreen. Much better if you bring umbrella. – Don’t ever forget water. Drink 8 glasses or more each day. This is not just for skin but for the whole system, too. – If you are using skin care products, read the labels and make sure they contain [...]

Daily Contact Lens v. Long-Term Contact Lens

Daily Contact Lens v. Long-Term Contact Lens

Are you one of the 100 million people around the world using contact lenses? Be it for reading purposes or cosmetic, these thing is quite popular today and technology is improving them even more each day.

There are people who prefers contact lenses than glasses, either aesthethics or comfort reasons. Some say they look better without the glasses and others say it’s much better to use contact lenses specially when you are doing some physical activites. There are also people use these for therapeutic reasons. In their case, contact lenses is like a must and not just an option. Lenses can be a part of their healing process if they have damage cornea, or any injuries in the eyes.

The first ever contact lens was a glass, plexiglas followed after then the rigid gas permeable contact lenses. But today, the contact lenses are very soft and comfortable that it is more appreciated and preferred by the users. They consist of silicon hydrogel, etalficon A, senolficon A, and galyficon A. But for those who have dry eyes, the rigid gas permeable contact lenses are more suitable for them because it doesn’t contain water that could dry up upon longer [...]

Foods that will make your skin glow

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Though there are no solid proof that antioxidants aids the skin against ageing, they are still able to capture toxins and help us fend off diseases as well as provide us with healthier skin.

“There’s no substitute for getting nutrients through food. The body absorbs and assimilates them far better than in supplement form.” according to Dr. Susan Kleiner.

Dr. Kleiner, R.D., Ph.D., a nutritionist from Seattle, advises to follow the food pyramid by the USDA or U.S. Department of Agriculture. 5 servings of vegetables, 4 servings of fruits, and at least 1 citrus fruit for Vitamin C each day is highly recommended. Opt for leafy greens and orange-yellow veggies each day for higher beta-carotene.

Consuming 1 raw carrot and a cup of orange juice is more than enough to provide the RDA of beta-carotene and Vitamin C, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil will provide the Vitamin E.

Below are the details of these three antioxidant vitamins and how to maximize their benefits.

Vitamin C – Tomatoes and citrus fruits are the best sources of Vitamin C. The whole fruit is a good source of fiber too. Remember to avoid heat-pasteurized juice and in those in glass [...]

Asthma Alternative Treatment

Asthma Alternative Treatment

Asthma is one of the top 10 reasons why people get hospitalized in the US; and we think that not only in the US but all over the world. It may not sound weird at all as we normally hear it anywhere from our friends and relatives but put in mind that Asthma can be a killer too.

I am asthmatic too and I noticed that my medication before is not working anymore. My doctor gave me something which he said a higher dosage than my previous medication and I was surprised, maybe my asthma has gotten worse. Because of this, I turned to alternative medication which is getting popular nowadays. Alternative treatment works on a higher level not like the prescribed antibiotics which only works normally.

Asthma reflects in the lung’s health and immune system so the treatment should focus in these areas, this is why alternative medicine is the best.

Listed below are some of the best alternative treatments:

Food – better be knowledgeable about your asthma first because there are asthma that can be triggered with various things and one of them is the food. Avoid these ingredients and don’t rely on your inhalers or [...]

What You Need To Know About Ginkgo Biloba

ginkgo-biloba

Introduction:

Ginkgo trees and shrubs, are one of the earliest types of trees cultivated in China and so are considered to be 150 to 200 million years old. The ginkgo trees grow in average soil and even in full sun. The tree can grow 100 – 120 feet. Ginkgo trees are very resistant to pollution and infection and hardly suffer any disease. Insects seldom attack these plants. Because of these reasons these trees are most tolerant even in urban conditions and are grown as shade trees.

Ginkgo or ginkgo biloba extracts is made from various parts of these trees. Chinese has used ginkgo biloba for the centuries for treating various ailments. Now it is most researched herb and is used by most of the countries as herbal medicine.

Working of Ginkgo Biloba:

Ginkgo leaves contains two groups of active components known as flavonoid glycosides and ginkgolides. These active ingredients helps in increasing blood flow to the brain and improving overall network of blood vessels, and consequently increases the inflow of oxygen and essential nutrients to brain and other important organs of the body and simultaneously helps controlling in allergic inflammation and asthma.

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Avoid and Relieve Neck Pain or Stiff Neck

Neck Pain or Stiff Neck

The most common cause of stiff neck or neck pain is the bad position during sleep. Some of us have the habits of wrong postures in every day activities, not only during sleep but throughout the day. Even in activities that you think relaxing or comfortable, such as watching TV while in the bed, can produce neck pain sooner or later.

What you have to do is change your position every once in a while; do not sit there in prolonged time as this will surely result to pain. Please remember that the back, neck, and head should have a good support that will give you a right and proper posture.

Various sleeping positions at night are vital than you think because when you sleep at night you are unconscious and you don’t know your positions, thus, bad support will cause bad positions and will probably lead to neck pains. There are pillows that positions your neck too low or even too high and doesn’t make your spinal column straight; this will probably result to various problems such as exhaustion, discomfort, back pain, and stiff neck or neck pain. Bad sleeping positions and surfaces usually leads to poor alignment of [...]