A Modern Voodoo Found in Chiropractic Medicine

Some injuries from a car accident can linger without becoming obvious until weeks or even months down the line. This happened to me after a recent accident which I had thought I managed to escape injury free. It wasn’t until three weeks later that I began to experience radiating pain from my shoulder to my thigh on the right side of my body. Concerned, I sought out my doctor who, after a round of x-rays, suggested that I visit the Vacaville accident chiropractor. To her it appeared that I had distressed some ligaments which the chiropractor would be able to help with after therapy. I’ve apparently been taking the chiropractic practice for granted. Whenever I hear the words ‘alternative medicine’ my attention seems to wander and I’m quick to dismiss it completely. I’m not entirely sure why that is but I was pleasantly surprised by the therapy that he suggested. Continue reading

Beauty Starts with Healthy Skin

jjk,lMaybe it’s true for some that age is a case of mind over matter — if you don’t mind it doesn’t matter, as Jack Benny’s well-known quote goes. Easy for Benny to say, if there’s any truth to another famous saying, from 19th-century English poet Mortimer Collins: “A man is as old as he’s feeling, a woman as old as she looks.” If it matters to you to look as youthful as you can, healthy skin’s the ticket — skin’s the thing that can either give away your age or belie it.

The skin is a cloak that shields our internal organs from the elements — it protects us from bacteria, chemicals and the sun’s UV rays — while it regulates our body’s heat and signals pain to protect us against injury. Three layers make up the skin — the top layer called the epidermis is where skin cells and pigment are made; the middle layer called the dermis contains the supportive collagen and the elastin that makes the skin snap back into place; and the cushiony bottom layer called the subcutis consists largely of

Easy Ways to Look Younger

hfxykmujkGreat news! Research shows that gaining weight makes you look younger! According to a forthcoming study in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, fat can help smooth out wrinkles and make you look younger. Can someone please pass the Hagaan Dazs?

The authors of the study examined the faces of 186 pairs of identical twins. Given that they had the same exact set of genes, “differences in how old they looked could be attributed entirely to their behavioral choices and environment.” They noticed that those with a higher body mass index (BMI) looked significantly younger than their twin sibling. But there is a catch. The age-defying benefits of fat don’t kick in until 40, and even more dramatically so after 55.

I found this piece of news refreshing and became interested in learning other easy ways to look younger. Aside from the commonly cited long-term care tips which include using sun block, staying hydrated, not smoking, eating healthy and getting enough rest, I wanted to find a few immediate, results-oriented recommendations (that don’t involved injecting your face with fillers — not that there’s anything wrong with

How to Care for Your Feet

rykutYou may not think about your feet that often — way down there at the ends of your legs — but they’re an essential part of almost everything you do. Whether walking, running, exercising, or just standing, having feet that are comfortable and well-cared for (rather than aching or in pain) makes the experience must more pleasant. Therefore, knowing how to care for your feet is key.

And, this isn’t just about feeling good. When your feet don’t get the attention they need, chronic problems can develop, which may trouble you for years to come. In many cases, there are some simple stretches and exercises that can help keep your feet in top form. This article will introduce you to these ideas, as well as provide you with valuable guidelines that will make you an expert shoe-shopper — able to select supportive, comfortable shoes (in the correct size) every time.

However, there are some situations when caring for your feet on your own is not advised. When serious injury occurs or an emergency arises, you should visit a podiatrist — or even the emergency room.

Cialis Vs. Viagra – Is Cialis the Answer to Sexual Dysfunction?

Viagra is by far the most popular treatment for erectile dysfunction in men. Pfizer has made billions of dollars from the sales of this wonder drug since 1998, when it was first introduced.  Cialis is a close competitor of Viagra, which has several advantages, such as the fact that it is fast, effective, long lasting, affordable and has negligible side effects. Here we discuss which of the two – Viagra or Cialis – should you choose to perform better at sex.

Viagra is based on a special formula which consists of an active ingredient, the compound sildenafil citrate. It is a prescription based medication for erectile dysfunction that is approved by the FDA in the United States.

Over 8 million prescriptions for Viagra are given every year. There have been several Viagra alternatives based on the same formula since the end of Pfizer’s patent over the drug in June 2013, such as Kamagra, but Viagra still goes strong. It is even today the most popular medication for sexual dysfunction given to men.

Cialis is the brand name of a highly effective drug given to those suffering from erectile dysfunction called Tadalafil. Tadalafil is long lasting and has a high success rate.


Looking At Medical Billing and Coding Online Schools?

Sometimes, you can find yourself on a career path that you just no longer have an interest in or a passion for. Or, you may find yourself without a job or a focus and needing to find a purpose and a path that will work for you and your passions. If you think that medical billing and coding may be the right career choice for you, you may be considering the possibility of pursuing your education online. Get to know more about medical billing and coding online schools to ensure that you are making the right choice for you and your current situation. Then, you can get started in your educational goals right here in New York so that you can be a medical billing and coding expert as soon as possible.

Online Programs Offer Great Flexibility

Whether you are currently working fulltime or are a stay-at-home parent taking care of children, you likely have a very busy life with a hectic and harried schedule. Because of this, you may find the prospect of needing to go to a brick and mortar university or college to take medical billing and coding classes to be a

Laser Tattoo Removal: How Safe And Beneficial The Treatment Is?

Getting a tattoo is exciting, but it is observed that more than 50% of individuals, who have got a tattoo wishes to remove it later. Well, there is good news for everyone, who has an unwanted tattoo on their body. With the help of laser tattoo removal technique, you can get rid of an unwanted tattoo within couple of months.

During the treatment, with the help of a high-powered beam, color pigments are broken and are eliminated by body’s lymphatic system. Now, the two most important questions that ticks in the mind of any individual looking to remove a tattoo are:

  • Is the treatment safe?
  • Will the treatment benefit me?

Here we have answered these two most important questions as well as discussed what you can exactly expect from the treatment. So, let’s start…

Is the treatment safe?

There are many traditional tattoo removal techniques in the market, but thanks to the technology that we today have the best and most effective one – Laser. Today, laser tattoo removal is considered a safe treatment and has very little risk of scarring.

It is believed that deep blue and black is the two most difficult colors to remove, but with the help of laser, these colors are treated

Advantages Of Getting Beauty Parlour Services At Home

Gone are the days when women have to wait in the parlour lounge to get their pampered or spruce up them. In today’s time, you don’t have to walk to your nearest beauty parlour and wait for hours on end to get your beauty treatment. You now can have your very own beauty parlour treatment at home.


Portable salons which exist on your virtual platform can be easily accessed. All you need to do is go online and book beauty services of your choice or even download the beauty app. While these are some of the benefits you can take advantage of, from the convenience of your home, let us take a look at some other advantages:

Time Consumption:

The primary reason why women of today’s time, are so much allured by these beauty services of a parlour or salon; is that the services are easily accessible at home! These beauty services provide you with what you may call ‘home beauty parlour’ services. As a women, how can one take advantage of these services?

Almost every educated lady is a working woman these days. She has multiple presentations and seminars to attend in a day’s

Face Serum – A Revolutionary Skincare Product

One of the best beauty products that you can use for healthy, vibrant skin is a face serum. Face serums are beautycare formulations that contain a high dose of active ingredients. They are light, fast-absorbing liquids that confer a variety of benefits to the user. From reducing fine lines to smoothing out wrinkles, erasing dark spots, preventing acne or simply brightening your skin up, serums can target several skin issues and concerns.

How are serums different from moisturizers?

Ingredients such as petrolatum or mineral oil keep water from evaporating, hence locking in moisture. A serum does not contain such occlusive or airtight ingredients commonly found in moisturizers.

Serums also contain a lesser amount of lubricating and thickening agents, as most of them are water-based. This helps them get absorbed more easily and makes them a great choice for those looking for a lightweight beautycare product.

How do serums work?

Moisturizers contain bigger molecules that form a barrier on the skin surface. This tends to lock active ingredients out. Serums, on the other hand, are made up of smaller molecules which makes them fast and easy to absorb. The ingredients penetrate deep within the skin and restore skin health.

Ingredients you should look out


In the medical science, laser treatment is one of the advanced procedures which is creating its benchmark in the medical sector. Now, the medical experts are treating disorders and diseases in an easy manner with this latest tool. And it has become quite popular in the cosmetic industry where laser treatment procedures are being used for treating multiple skin disorders. Due to its effective results the procedure is used to treat the stretch marks and also other skin ailments.

Women are more prone to skin disorders as compared to men, which may have ample of reasons including their sensitiveness; but a dream of having a beautiful and scar-free skin never comes to an end. Laser treatment procedures are bringing that dream in reality which simplifies scar removal for many types of scars like acne scars and surgical scars.

Approach to the laser scar removal is quite beneficial as it is non-invasive and advanced approach to scar treatment. And such procedures offer excellent result without discomfort and downtime of surgery.

For treating an acne wide range of procedures are there like advanced skin care, CO2 laser re-surfacing, subcision, medical dermaroller etc. The severity of the acnes demand different treatment and therefore before forwarding for

Uses for Salt Health and Beauty

Salt solutions are wonderful — and inexpensive — additions to your beauty regimens. Salt added to warm water can reduce dry and itchy skin, and salt and baking soda can be combined for a homemade mouthwash. In this article, you will see beauty tips and tricks that will help you stay relaxed and beautiful without spending a fortune. Let’s start with the skin.

Exfoliation: After you take a shower or bath and while your skin is still wet, sprinkle salt onto your hands and rub it gently all over your skin. This salt massage will remove dry skin and make your skin smoother to the touch.

It will also invigorate your skin and get your circulation moving. Try it first thing in the morning to help wake up or after a period of physical exertion.

Itchy skin: Soaking in a tub of saltwater can be a great itchy skin reliever. Just add 1 cup table salt or sea salt to your bath water. This solution will also soften skin and relax you.

Odors: To remove onion odor from your hands, sprinkle on a little salt, then moisten with a bit of vinegar. Rub

Health Problems Caused by Being Too Thin

The United States is in the midst of an obesity epidemic. As a result, the media is full of stories about how to eat and exercise so that we can lose weight and avoid health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer.

Because obesity is so prominent, we often avoid the people on the other side of the scale — the underweight. And we’re not talking about people with eating disorders or dangerous habits such as smoking that keep them thin; in this article, we’re concerned about those who just can’t put on any weight no matter how hard they try. We might write these people off and say they’re lucky that they don’t have to worry about their skinny jeans fitting, but as it turns out, people with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 18.5 have their own set of health problems to worry about.

Heart disease and diabetes are usually thought to be problems for the overweight and the obese, but thin people aren’t immune from these conditions. It’s very easy to be thin yet unhealthy, as naturally thin people might indulge in fast food, skip the gym and think

How to Find Your Healthy Body Weight

You’ve undoubtedly heard the stats bandied about: We, as a society, are becoming less healthy. Much of the problem has to do with our ever-increasing weight. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that nearly two-thirds of American adults are overweight.

The Journal of the American Medical Association states than more than 30 percent of Americans are obese and those numbers are trending higher. With the Westernization of cultures around the globe (think fast food, large meal portions and less physical activity) the threat to good health is real for everyone.

It’s also dangerous to be too skinny but the Centers for Disease Control reports that less than 2 percent of the U.S. population is considered underweight — and those numbers are trending lower. So, how can you determine the weight that is best for you?

When you go on a search, a couple of things are vital: A clear definition of what you’re looking for and a list of the most likely places to find it. In this case, we want to find your healthy body weight — a weight at which you are able to lead a vigorous, well-balanced life both

Diet Dos for Glowing Skin

Long for smooth, supple skin to go along with that slimmer waistline? Then step up to the plate — of salmon and asparagus, that is — to get a double shot of good effect. Living on some more typical low-fat meals, on the other hand, will ravage your body and your brain, leaving you wrinkled as well as fat and fatigued, according to dermatologist Nicholas Perricone, M.D.

Eating right can improve our looks “to a tremendous extent,” says Perricone, an expert on eating your way to superb skin. On his anti-inflammation diet, his patients start to look younger — and what’s more, their acne clears up and their eczema improves. If you long to look better, too, know the elements of Perricone’s “wrinkle-free diet.”

  • Eat generous portions of the right kinds of protein. Protein is necessary for cell repair and helps keep aging in check. On the best-choices list, fish ranks first, followed by these other protein-packed animal products: egg whites, skinless chicken and turkey breast.
  • Don’t fear fat — believe it or not, some is healthy — even essential. Fats and oils can provide anti-inflammatory protection and youth-preserving antioxidants. Fatty fish provides hefty helpings of

Does drinking ice water burn calories

For anyone trying to lose weight, this question is an exciting one! If you simply want to know if your body burns calories warming up the water, the answer is yes. But if you want to know if drinking a lot of ice water can help you lose weight, or keep weight off, this “yes” needs to be qualified with some calculations.

First of all, calories are case-sensitive. There are calories and then there are Calories. Calories with a big “c” are the ones used to describe the amount of energy contained in foods. A calorie with a little “c” is defined as the amount of energy it takes to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius.

What most people think of as a Calorie is actually a kilo-calorie: It takes one Calorie to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree Celsius. So when you drink a 140-Calorie can of cola, you are ingesting 140,000 calories. There is no cause for alarm, because the conversion applies across the board. When you burn 100 Calories jogging a mile, you are burning 100,000 calories.

So, considering that the definition of

Whats the best way to lose weight

When people are very hungry, they think longingly of their favorite dishes. Mom’s famous pasta. Fried chicken like only that little place down the road can make. German chocolate cake. We yearn for foods that are burned into our emotional memory — meals shared with loved ones, in places we were happy. There’s a reason the phrase “comfort food” came into existence.

It’s chemical, too. Sugar and starch set the switch to “on” for serotonin and salty foods for oxytocin [source: Rufus]. Those are the same chemicals involved in Prozac and orgasms, respectively.

So it’s not easy to simply put down the doughnut and get on the treadmill. Losing weight is hard — much harder than most people realize. To lose weight and keep it off, you essentially have to break up with food and start a new relationship.

And the fastest ways to lose weight usually aren’t the best ways. You can eat next to nothing, take diet pills and laxatives and definitely see a smaller numbers on the scale. But people aren’t designed to live like that for long. When you’re not feeding your body, you start losing fat, but you also start

Uses for Baking Soda Health and Beauty

Baking soda was one of the few products many years ago on the market for cleaning your teeth or settling an upset stomach. While we have many more choices today, baking soda still does the trick for these and dozens of other health and beauty tasks. Try it for shaving and shampooing, for minor burns and cuts, or for relaxation in the bath. In this article, you will see that baking soda can be a key ingredient in your health and beauty routine. Let’s start at the top with your hair.

Squeaky clean hair: Add a teaspoon of baking soda to your usual shampoo bottle to help remove buildup from conditioners, mousses, and sprays, and to improve manageability.

In emergencies, use baking soda as a dry shampoo on oily hair. Sprinkle on your hair and comb through, then fluff with a blow dryer.

Chlorine remover: Rinse hair with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in 1 pint water to remove the dullness or discoloration caused by chlorinated pools.

Combs and brushes: Hair spray and oil buildup on combs and brushes can be removed by soaking them in a sink of warm water and adding 3 tablespoons

Winter Skin Tips

About this time of year I begin to itch – a lot. And I have trouble sleeping because my throat becomes so dry at night that it’s almost painful. I compulsively apply chapstick to my lips and slather cream on my hands. Winter is so drying, especially here in Colorado that I feel like a big scarecrow sometimes. And when you turn on your heating system, it sucks even more moisture out of the air.  But there are ways to combat this drying winter weather that really work, if you follow them.

  • One of the first things I do when I start feeling dry is break out my humidifier. I swear this solved my sleep problem immediately but it has a multitude of benefits with regards to dry skin. Riley Greene, M.D., of the Denver Skin Clinic says that a humidifier won’t only help you feel better; it will make you look better too. “When the skin dries, wrinkles appear more prominent,” says Greene. “If your skin is hydrated, it will look plumper and hide the wrinkles.” But many people are confused as to what type of humidifier to buy: warm mist, cold mist, big, small, etc.

How Dieting Works

Your Body’s Efficiency

Have you ever wondered why, for so many people (and especially for anyone older than 30 years old), weight gain seems to be a fact of life? It’s because the human body is way too efficient! It just does not take that much energy to maintain the human body at rest; and when exercising, the human body is amazingly frugal when it comes to turning food into motion.

At rest (for example, while sitting and watching television), the human body burns only about 12 calories per pound of body weight per day (26 calories per kilogram). That means that if you weigh 150 pounds (68 kg), your body uses only about:

150 X 12 = 1,800 calories per day

Twelve calories per pound per day is a rough estimate — see How Calories Work for details.

Those 1,800 calories are used to do everything you need to stay alive:

  • They keep your heart beating and lungs breathing.
  • They keep your internal organs operating properly.
  • They keep your brain running.
  • They keep your body warm.

In motion, the human body also uses energy very efficiently. For example, a person running a

Laser Hair Removal

Do you have embarrassing hair growth where you don’t want it? You’re not alone — up to 90 percent of us are bothered by this age-old beauty problem that is often blamed on heredity or hormones.

For women, the most aggravating areas where unwanted hair growth occurs are the face, legs, underarms, breasts and bikini line. Some men need help with an excessively hairy back, neck and chest.

Stubble and ingrown hairs can come with shaving or tweezing. The other at-home options — removing hair using hardened wax or a depilatory — can be tough on sensitive skin and last just a couple of weeks. Moreover, it is usually recommended that they be applied by a professional.

To get that smooth, hair-free feeling that lasts longer, it’s takes energy — of the electrical or laser variety.

Either way, remember: Hair grows, sheds and replaces itself in cycles of varying length. Dormant follicles can sprout months, or years, later.

Hair Removal MethodsElectrolysis is a 125-year-old process using low-level current to destroy follicles, one-by-one. A sterile probe is inserted, a current generated and the loosened hair removed. There may be a slight reddening and/or swelling and small scabs may occur. Treatment intervals vary, and it