Minerals are as important as vitamins when it comes to overall health and well-being. Since all enzymatic activities in the body require minerals, your body wouldn't be able to use vitamins and other nutrients without them. Calcium, Magnesium, Chromium, Iron, Selenium and Zinc are just a few of the numerous minerals essential to continued health.For years the supplement market has been dominated by vitamins, but vitamins and amino acids are useless without minerals because all enzyme activities involve minerals. Minerals for healthy bones, organs, and tissue minerals are needed to maintain the delicate cellular fluid balance, to form bone and blood cells, to provide for electrochemical nerve activity, and to regulate muscle tone and activity (including organ muscles like the heart, stomach, liver, etc.)Minerals act as catalysts for many biological reactions within the body, including muscle response, the transmission of messages through the nervous system, the production of hormones, digestion, and the utilization of nutrients in foods.Minerals are primarily stored in bone and muscle tissue so toxicity is a possibility. Toxicity risks increase when one isolated mineral is ingested without any supportive cofactor nutrients. Such situations of mineral toxicity are quite rare, because toxic levels accumulate only if massive overdoses persist for a prolonged period of time.Benefits maintains healthy bones, organs and tissue regulates muscle tone assists with the formation of bone and blood cells
Due to the amazing success and demand for hoodia, it is only expected that there is a lot to watch out for prior to purchasing the product. There are dozens of companies out there looking to steal your money by providing you with a hoodia product that doesn't work because it isn't the right strain of hoodia, or it might not even be hoodia at all! The incredible demand on hoodia is causing many to make rash decisions where purchasing products and it is leading them into losing a lot of cash by purchasing products that just don't work. Here are a few tips to make sure you get your money's worth.First of all, be patient! You've made it this long without hoodia, so don't be too desperate to buy it right away. It is important to shop around, find a good deal and, more importantly, find a trustworthy supplier. It is important to do research by both reading customer reviews on products as well as by doing searches on the company providing the product to ensure that they are a quality company which is actually providing a working product.Another important thing to be aware of is that hoodia isn't always the hoodia you're looking for! A company can say it's selling hoodia and it might be, but it could be selling a different variation of the plant. There are 20 different variations of the plant and only the hoodia gordonii variation actually contains the ingredient which leads to appetite suppression. It is extremely important to know that the hoodia you are purchasing is in fact this form of hoodia since the other variations don't contain any appetite suppression ability.Lastly, be aware of what is being included with the product. Many times the hoodia is combined with other ingredients in the pill, such as green tea and caffeine, and it is important to know what other ingredients are being included. Green tea is indeed another good substance for handling appetite and fighting toxins in the body, but caffeine is a strong stimulant and it is usually given in very high dosages in diet pills. Many users will be sensitive to such high amounts of caffeine. Always know what other ingredients are included and if you see something you don't know of, look it up to ensure it won't be harmful to you.
If your idea of a trip to the spa is a pedicure and a facial you arent going to the right spa. From bamboo lemongrass body scrubs to peppermint sea twists, spa treatments are more innovative than ever. Of course you can get straightforward treatments like Swedish massage but then youve got holistic treatments like Bio Energetic Transduction Aided Resonance (sound therapy) and Thalassotherapy (water therapy).In addition to searching for a wide range of standard, as well as progressive, treatment options, our search for the best destination spas went beyond the service menu. The top-notch spas that made the cut each offer a unique spa and vacation experience. Whether you want to wash away impurities in Italy, immerse yourself in spiritual goodness at the Green Valley Spa in the Utah wilderness, unwind at a 19-th century cottage in lush Georgia countryside, or relax in a seaside villa at the Sanibel Harbour Spa, youll find what youre looking for at one of these world-class spas.While some may think of spas as vegetarian wastelands where strict trainers insist you load up on granola, tofu and wheat-grass juicethe stereotype is a misnomer. The Barnsley Gardens Resort & Spa in Adairsville, Georgia have a beer garden where they serve German beer, sausages and pretzels, while the Masseria San Domenico Resort & Spa serves fresh fish and shellfish from the Adriatic Coast. Spas that made our list offer something for men and women, like the Carefree Resort & Villas in Carefree, Arizona. Their Men's Facial is specifically designed for men to help prevent or relieve razor burn, ingrown hair, and sensitivity. The treatment also includes a relaxing face, head, neck and shoulder massage (dont worry; your secret is safe with us). The Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa in Birmingham, Alabama made our list for their amazing spa services and 8,191-yard championship golf course. We also liked the The Hills Health Ranch (dont get the wrong idea guys; theres nothing wimpy about hiking in the Canadian wilderness). During the winter, The Hills is a winter ski resort with over 100 miles of community based cross-country ski trails and during the summer, guests use those same trails for hiking and biking. They also have an indoor pool two hydrotherapy pools and cardio weight training equipment.And in case you were wondering, ever spa on our list offers the utmost in luxurious accommodationsafter all, youre there to get spoiled and pampered.
When someone is exposed to an allergen a substance to which their body is sensitive they may produce histamines, which cause inflammation and irritation as they work to rid the body of the allergen. In the case of allergy induced asthma, the histamines go to work on the bronchial passages and lungs, making it difficult for the allergic person to breathe.The incidence of allergy induced asthma has grown almost geometrically in recent years, and scientists arent quite sure why. They suspect that part of the reason may be the increased exposure of children to some common allergens. This seems to be borne out by population based studies African-American and Hispanic children living in the inner city are far more likely to develop allergy induced asthma than Caucasian children in the same cities, and even those children are more likely to develop allergy induced asthma than suburban and rural children of the same socioeconomic level.A number of reasons have been advanced for the disparity, but the most likely is simply that Black and Hispanic children are far more likely to live in the most crowded old neighborhoods of the city. Crowding is the biggest risk factor for the presence of common household pests like cockroaches and rodents, and cockroach parts and rodent droppings are two of the most common allergens in children with allergy induced asthma.Diagnosing Allergy Induced AsthmaDoctors will diagnose asthma differently depending on the age of the patient. Children under five, for instance, may find it difficult to follow instructions for breathing capacity tests. Doctors will often use history, both the childs and the family medical history, to help determine the possibility of asthma. Often, if asthma is suspected, the doctor will prescribe a bronchodilator. If it helps, the diagnosis is confirmed. In older children and adults, doctors may perform a series of breathing capacity tests with a peak flow meter and a spirometer to help determine the extent of an asthma problem.Generally, doctors dont use allergy tests to diagnose asthma, but if theres a reason to believe that a specific allergen is a problem, allergic dermatitis tests may be used to confirm or rule out possible allergens. Knowing that a specific substance or food is a problem can help you avoid it and reduce your risk of asthma attacks.Treating Allergy Induced AsthmaThe good news is that interventions to reduce exposure to allergens seems to be as effective a treatment for allergy induced asthma as corticosteroid inhalers. If your child has been diagnosed with allergy induced asthma, there are ways that you can help control your childs symptoms. Besides using inhalers and nebulizers as directed by your doctor, you can also keep your home and especially your childs bedroom as close to allergen free as possible. Mattress covers, pillow cases, air filters and pest control measures can reduce your childs exposure to allergens that cause allergy induced asthma to worsen into acute stages.
Trying to firm and tone? Looking for a bathing suit body? No problem!If youre resistance training program isnt performing for you; theres a solution. Get back to basics: give your routine a face lift by reviewing these 5 fitness canons.Canon 1: Always Exhibit Proper PostureThe most important thing to remember when resistance training: proper form will make all the difference. Forget sets and reps, if its results youre looking for and your form isnt solid, you are asking for injury (not to mention an inferior workout).Guarantee a shape-shift by using this technique:Stand in front of the mirror with feet shoulder width apart, eyes facing forward. Tuck you hips under and engage your abdominals this will protect your spine and lower back and place your body in the safety zone.Use this technique when performing a lift from a sitting position, as well. Make a mental picture; train your mind to notice if you are out of alignment by recognizing how this protective, invisible girdle feels around your torso. Soon, you will find your body naturally conforming to this posture.Canon 2: Always Be Aware of Your BreathWhen performing a lift, always be aware of your breathing. This is especially important if you have considerations with your heart and blood pressure. If you hold your breath during resistance training you could be placing a dangerous amount of pressure on your heart.Heres a technique to help you breathe properly during a lift:While engaging the lift: inhale through your nose. Continue to take in this long deep breath until youve reached capacity. Then, quickly exhale through the mouth on your exertion. Over time your breathing pattern will become rhythmic.Canon 3: Know The Difference Between Precision and MomentumIts often been said: 3 repetitions performed with precision will net greater results than 20 repetitions performed with momentum. This statement demonstrates the difference in the two: Yes, youll need to challenge yourself and push your bodys limits, but swinging weights and using momentum not only looks sloppy, but begets equal results. The answer: A proper lift with a sensible weight will create definition and a sleek beautiful body.Canon 4: Be Aware of Lifting To HeavyCanon 4 is a natural extension of the previous principle. Remember: its important to make strength gains during resistance training (and this will happen naturally) however, if you are forcing the lift, you are using a weight that is too heavy.Heres the test: After a workout, you may experience some slight soreness in the muscle. However, if this soreness lasts beyond 48 hours, it may be a sign that you are lifting too heavy. As a rule: always aim to warm up and cool down, before and after your workout session.Canon 5: Hydrate, Hydrate, HydrateThe body is made of 60% - 70% water, therefore, it is important to hydrate the body before, during and after exercise as the increased exertion accelerates the rate of water loss. A rule of thumb is to drink at least an 8oz glass of water before during and after you workout. This will keep the body hydrated. It will also prevent dehydration and undue stress on your kidneys.The Secret Canon:Something else to keep in mind for a safe, effective workout: obtain proper footwear. This should not be taken lightly. Proper footwear will help protect your feet, back and joints from receiving the majority of impact. As a rule you should take a constant inventory of your feet, replacing your training shoes 2-3 times per year (depending on use). You will know when its time if theyve broken down or feel loose and sloppy.Above all: Listen to you body! Be aware of what is trying to tell you. Its my guess, however, if you aim your awareness toward these canons of resistance training; your body will reward you with a strong, shapely, and injury free body - just in time for summer.