MindBodyEase.com: Blog MindBodyEase.com: Blog https://www.mindbodyease.com/blog/ Copyright by MindBodyEase.com en MindBodyEase.com Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:08:05 -0400 Healthy eating trend in 2020

Healthy eating trends are changing very fast as we become more aware of the nutritional value of authentic natural foods. Like everything else, food has fashion. Like all other fashions, this is the first minority change, but what they are doing today could be mainstream in the next couple of decades.

Most people in the Western world are now eating huge amounts of unprocessed processed foods and unhealthy prepared foods, a reaction against which has already begun. If the current healthy eating trend continues, today’s ‘Cranks’, ‘Food-Wadis’ and ‘Countryrian’ may be the joe soaps of the future.

Growing in popularity, the current trend of the most attractive healthy eating is:

  • Organic
  • Vegetarian
  • Veganism
  • Raw food
  • Juicing
  • Growing up on your own

Healthy eating habits: Organic

Organic food is now much wider than it was ten or twenty years ago and the range of organic food has greatly improved. When organic ketchup appears on the shelves of your local supermarket, it means the market has taken a grassroots trend and understands that it should make money from it.

Organic food to stay here. The real challenge now is to ensure that only the educated class and those who don't have to worry about the price of their food can access it.

In contrast to food-industry promotion, land used in organic food production can be just as productive and efficient as chemical and auxiliary crops and GM food land.

With the current food crisis threat in the world, we should be clear about this ---- GM food and non-organic food cannot be produced in large quantities from the same piece of land. Organic food is more labor-intensive, but not more land-intensive. So, at a time when we need to make the best use of the earth's resources, organic food is the best way to do it because it provides yields without harming our ecosystem, and it'd be helpful to our health!

Healthy eating habits: Vegetarian

Okay, I have to admit a bias here --- I've been a vegetarian almost all my adult life and I have a pretty healthy daughter who never cut a piece of meat with her mouth.

How I started walking alone, how things have changed for vegetarians! But it can be a bit lonely from time to time and restaurants can improve their vegetarian options.

Chefs like Alice Waters and Dennis Cotter have shown that there are things like vegetarian hot meals. So restorers, take note, please!

Using vegetarianism is one of the best ways you can reduce your carbon footprint. Vegetarians are also a great contributor to the amount of food that each of us can provide to share the planet's resources more efficiently.

This is because meat production produces very inefficient use of land as well as significant greenhouse gases.

And it’s one of the best things you can do to improve your own health and longevity. 

Healthy eating habits: Veganism

I know healthy, most people of all ages are those who eat vegetarian food. I think a lot of people are alienated by the notion of veganism because many vegans are so ideological and evangelical about their own personal food choices.

Because of this, people react against it and do not show kindness to the health benefits, environment-benefits and other animals included in this lifestyle choice.

 They mistakenly associate it with extremism, which they fear. Vegetarians, however, are no more extreme than any other dietary choice and are best judged on their own merits rather than the baggage it carries.

If vegetarianism is good for the planet, you can guess it, vegetarians are even more so! I think a great way to start being a responsible environmentalist in the world is to have at least one vegetarian day a week and a vegan day for everyone, perhaps? .... just an idea.

The human digestive system is not designed for the food of all animals that we have become accustomed to eating. By using less of them, we will also make our own health energy.

Healthy eating habits: Raw foods

I suffered from horrible half-life throughout my childhood. At one point in my last adolescence, I could no longer bear it and went in search of a cure. In the end, this journey led me on the Stone Age diet led yes, what Tine said --- exactly what our Stone Age ancestors ate before the discovery of human fire --- everything was raw.

I saved my Stone Age for the whole summer. But I have to admit, it was very difficult and very annoying! I don't know if it was a complete coincidence, but whatever effect this regime had on me, my hifiber never came back and I've been released ever since. So for me it was worth it.

Food-pioneers, starting a raw food diet today, have far more options than I do. New raw food recipes have been invented by the pioneers of raw food with great creativity. Raw foods no longer have to be annoying, mixed, tasteless or uncomfortable. Raw food kitchens are now being enriched as an experiment in raw-food with interesting new combinations. This is the main edge of the culinary industry at the moment because raw food recipes are creating a new path in food creativity. Raw food is Nobel Novel cooking!

As raw foods are fast becoming popular, there are now many kitchen gadgets available to make the raw food diet delicious and sustainable. If they were available to me, on my Stone Age diet, I would still be eating raw today. More and more, I found that I was attracted to eating raw food again, as I learned more about this interesting and evolving cuisine.

Healthy eating habits: Juicing

Juicing is a very popular, healthy eating trend that has real benefits and is not just a habit like other food trends. Juicing is an essential part of any healthy diet because it can give us fantastic amounts of vitamins, enzymes and other micro nutrients. You can create the most amazing combinations when you are creative with your juicer recipes. Fresh juices made in a good machine with fresh, organic ingredients, which keep the nutrients intact, health benefits that are actually good for us - they really help to keep us well and save us from disease. I suggest that every kitchen should have a good juicer for daily use.

Healthy eating habits: Growing up on your own

About a year ago, on the street where I grew up, in the suburbs of Plump Upmarket, there was a front garden that stood out from the rest ---- it was full of vegetables and fruits of all colors and sizes. They weren’t in clean cleanliness, like my neighborhood neighbors put vegetable patches in their back garden. The grains of this shy, front-garden felt a lot of chaos and because of this I always thought there was an unusual beauty in this garden.

The woman who owned the house was a local African. To him, in front of his house, it is perfectly normal to use his patch land to raise some food. Although economically, he did not need to raise his own diet, because they were a couple of physicians in comfort, he could not lose his connection with the way he was in our country. It was his duty to make good use of the land which was deep in his mentality.

An environmental, environmental responsibility that we have lost in the Western world. "Why hide the food in the back and try and put a manicure lawn in front. The food is beautiful!" He would say.

He certainly was. And there were other benefits besides the aesthetics of his front garden. It was less destructive to the environment than perfect lawns --- it was surrounded --- maintained with free chemical seeds and frequent gasoline lawn-glass gallons.

I remember him now, shaking into the purple flowers of the artichoke flower, as many of my friends and colleagues follow the healthy eating trend and transform their lawns into food-gardens after about 15 years. Our African neighbor was before the curve, but now we’re all catching up!

If you can’t believe where your food is coming from, what better way than to grow yourself? What good is a web site if it simply "blends in" with everything else out there?

If all of our planetary sources need to be redundant, what better way could there be than to use the planet's own tiny patch to feed us? In the 21st century, your own growth is the way to go!

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What to Consider When Looking for a Dentist in the Pensacola area

In a human’s lifetime, they will have developed and grown 52 teeth. By the age of 3, toddlers have 20 primary choppers (also known as baby teeth). Once they’ve all fallen out by the age of 7/8, a full set of adult’s permanent teeth are grown. Our adult dental set comprise of 8 incisors, 4 canines, 8 premolars, and 12 molars, as a bonus 4 wisdom teeth emerges from behind the back molars between the ages of 17-25.

Having the right dentist to look after your teeth is a very important thing. Just like you can’t go without a great hairdresser, you definitely need a great dentist or orthodontist. They ensure that your choppers are bright, clean, healthy, and aligned perfectly.

Finding the perfect Pensacola dentist is easier said than done, though. To help you find the perfect fit for you, here are a few fundamental factors to consider before booking an appointment:

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

This goes without saying, a dentist and all the assistants and staff should be well trained. Before booking an appointment, you can request to see the dentist’s credentials and certificates (if it’s not already listed on the practice’s website).

Having a degree isn’t equivalent to actually having clinical experience. Practicing dentists should have the necessary practical experience to perform certain procedures on patients. Not all dentists are trained in performing all restorative and cosmetic procedures either. Make sure that the practice in question will be able to fulfill your needs, before making an appointment.

TREATMENTS AVAILABLE

Some practices have different dental hygiene, development, and practitioners available. Consider finding one that offers an array of treatments, this will give you a one-stop dental care facility and avoid driving around to different specialists.

If you are interested in getting an Invisalign or teeth whitening, make sure that the practice offers those services. During your search you can consider whether the practice have general dentists, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, mouth hygienists, and other restorative dentistry treatments available.

TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT

The medical field is just as quickly changing and adapting as modern technology. To help improve the treatment process and enhance the patient’s experience, dentist offices are investing in the latest technologies. When choosing your family dentist, you should definitely consider whether they are investing money and time into acquiring new equipment.

CAD/CAM machines and dental lasers are only two of the high-quality technology features that simplifies dental procedures. The outcomes won’t necessarily be any different, but having more efficient equipment will quicken the process and allow the dentist to have more patients.

Even though some practices have more dental tools and equipment than others, any licensed and well-equipped dentist’s office should have basic tools to work with. Go through this guide for a brief overview of these kinds of tools.

EMERGENCY CARE

In unforeseen circumstances you might need emergency dental care. Damaged restorations and oral trauma can happen during sudden accidents. In case of such an emergency, you need to know whether your dentistry can provide emergency care.

Consider whether they have flexible after hours and if they offer weekend appointments.

PATIENT CARE AND COMFORT

Trusting someone to drill and scratch around in your mouth, is quite daunting. It’s therefore important that you feel safe and secure in your dentist’s office. Consider the facility itself and whether it provides comfort to you and your family.

Especially if you are scared of the dentist, or you have an anxious child, then you should definitely find a practice that offers different calming methods. Some practices go so far as to offer their patients aromatherapy, calming music, and massages to ease the nerves.

REFERRAL PROCESS

General dentists who practice as a private entity and don’t have other dentists in the same office space, will refer you to another practice. When your general dentist can’t perform certain cosmetic procedures or complex restorative dental work, they will point you towards their colleague who are able to deal with your situation.

There are different types of dentists you can be referred to depending on what type of dental treatment that you need.

To avoid paying for two full appointments or being sent back and forth, it’s important that you make sure of the specifics regarding the referral process.

ASSESSMENTS AND EVALUATION

Because our jaws, bites, and teeth change as we grow older, we’d like to invest in a dentist that are able to assess and evaluate any drastic changes in our choppers. Looking back at a photograph pre-treatment can actually show the drastic changes you and past patients have undergone.

Most dentists keep files and galleries of previous and current patient’s before and after photos. Some of these photos are even showcased on websites or kept in an album at the front desk.

To check the quality of work, you are welcome to browse through all the before and after photos. Especially if you are looking for a cosmetic procedure like porcelain veneers or teeth whitening, then these before and after photos will be very helpful.

COST

Of course, you can’t compromise quality for cost and most high profile and experienced dentists will ask a higher fee. Based on a variety of factors, costs are determined and rather fluctuant from one practice to another.

Do keep in mind the area in which you are looking for as well, as a dentist in the Hamptons might charge much more than one in less popular neighborhood. Get in estimate costing before booking.

During the initial consultation you can ask the practice manager all these questions. You have to keep in mind that you want to build a relationship with one of the dentists at the practice. Making sure that it ticks all your boxes is important to you and your family’s dental hygiene.

The most important thing is that you feel comfortable in the hands of your chosen dental practitioner. When you consider all of the above factors, you’ll definitely find a practice in Pensacola that best suits your needs.

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Why Do People Snore? - Causes, Complications, Treatments

Anyone that can sleep, can snore. This is a very common thing that happens amongst a lot of people and those that find it embarrassing, should not feel like this way, especially because of one reason – it happens while we are sleeping, see here, so it is out of our control, we are not subconsciously aware of it most of the time.

There is good news however, there are things that can be done to control it. Rendering you a peaceful night. This article will divulge in this and bring some further information on what causes snoring, and the various complications and treatments that it can bring. For further information regarding this, keep reading.

Causes of Snoring

Let’s start with the “why?” we snore. There is no one specific thing that can cause this awful sound from coming out of our or our partners throats while we sleep, but rather a few different things. We will look at the 5 common ones.

Sleep Deprivation. Did you know, not getting enough sleep makes one snore? This is the simplest explanation for some people doing it, thus the simplest solution would ideally be, try and get your 8 to 9 hours every night. This can be helped by a few things such as supplements, exercising, making the room temperature cooler, use a breathing method that has proved to work https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ways-to-fall-asleep, also trying out a schedule can help if you go to bed the same time every night.

Your Sleeping Position. When you sleep on your back, the noise is usually louder and more frequent. Which is why people are advised to turn to their side and sleep or turn their partners on their side when they snore.

The Anatomy of Your Mouth. When your airways are narrow it can lead to snoring. Some people have a low, thick, and soft palate, which leads to this narrowing, and especially those who are overweight are more susceptible. They tend to have extra tissue in the back of their throats, this can affect the “uvula” which is the elongated part in their throat which should be usually open for air, but isn’t and leads to an increase in vibration which makes the noise.

Nasal Issues. Those that suffer from issues such as nasal congestion or a deviated septum, which is when their nose is crooked, can contribute to snoring.

Drinking Too Much. Yes, you heard it. Too much alcohol can play havoc to everything else in the body as well as the sound that comes out of your mouth while you sleep. Because it relaxes the throat muscles, it decreases the body’s natural defenses against airway obstruction.

The Risk of Complications

One of the simpler complications is straining your partner’s sleep. However other serious complications when suffering from OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) can include:

  • Daytime Drowsiness can affect productivity, driving, and overall activities.
  • Your emotions can be haphazard i.e. frequently getting irritated and angry at everything which could lead to high blood pressure
  • Gasping or choking during sleep
  • Chest pains at night
  • Not feeling your best in the mornings
  • Children can also risk complications such as behavioral issues, poor performance in the education arenas

These are just a few of the things one can suffer from due to this condition.

One Important Preventative Measure One Can Take

As mentioned earlier in the article, there is good news for those who fall into this category. According to the Eschenbach snoring prevention experts, one of the solutions to prevent this is by using a MAD device, or a mandibular advancement device.   

This is a device that has been specially designed to treat people with snoring issues or PSA which acts to keep the lower jaw in the forward position. By doing this it increases the space between one’s air passage, helping you to breathe more clearly and better, making it a much quieter night for you and the rest of your family.

Additional advice we can give you is to lose weight if you feel that you are over-weight, eat a healthy and simple diet every night, do not drink too much alcohol, and make sure you do relaxing exercises an hour before bed such as meditation or yoga.

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Why Red Meat Is a Health Food?

Red meat is one of the most feared foods in the world today. Some would say it’s even more feared than (gasp) gluten.

But in my opinion, red meat is actually one of the healthiest foods you can eat.

No wonder why metabolic health is so poor today.

Let me explain

What is Healthy?

Today, healthy to most people means the opposite of red meat. In fact, most people define foods as healthy by what they are not rather than what they are.

For instance, most people would say a vegetable is healthy because it’s not red meat.

They’ve heard it parroted that red meat causes disease, but they don’t really know why or understand the mechanism.

This is the power of the media.

I would define healthy based on the inflammatory components and nutrient density.

What does healthy and unhealthy even mean? Below is my rendition:

  • Unhealthy: Doesn’t satisfy the body’s nutrient requirements. Has adverse consequence
  • Healthy: Satisfies the body’s nutrient requirements. No adverse consequences.

We eat for two main reasons:

  1. Energy
  2. Essential nutrients

Humans are heterotrophs. Our bodies cannot manufacture everything we require to function. We must get certain nutrients from food.

There are three macronutrients: protein, carbohydrates, and fat. We need these to function properly.

There are four classes of micronutrients that are essential.

  • Vitamins (A, B, C, E, K, Choline, Folate, etc)
  • Minerals (Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Sodium, Ionide, etc)
  • Fatty Acids (Omega 3 and Omega 6, etc)
  • Amino Acids (Isoleucine, leucine, etc.)

Then there are more subjective nutrients determinations. Areas where we have reason to believe that more than what the government recommends would be beneficial for health. These include conditionally essential bioactives like taurine, carnosine and creatine.

There are also more subjective determinations such as cholesterol being good or bad, saturated fat being good / bad, etc.

And lastly, there is bio individuality in each individual and certain components of foods which can trigger an individual’s immune system. I call these inflammatory components.

This is all to say that determining what is healthy or not is a lot more complicated than most people believe. A healthy food is not merely “something that’s not red meat or not fried”. It needs to take into account all of these factors.

If you were to rank the three factors above, I’d have to put essential nutrients first. These are essential. That isn’t an exaggeration or the millennial filler word. Without these you cannot survive. Almost like avoiding oxygen, you will suffer without these.

So let’s discuss meat.

Red Meat is Nutrient Dense

First, from the nutrient perspective, red meat is one of the most nutrient dense foods in the world.

Nutrients aren’t just those things on the back of your food label. They’re fuel for mitochondria. When you don’t get sufficient amounts of protein, vitamins and nutrients, your body slowly sputters to a halt.

Deficiency in nutrients — many found predominantly in animal foods — can lead to major health issues.

Red meat is loaded with almost every single essential nutrient. If you consume an entire animal, nose to tail, you can meet the requirement for every single nutrient. This cannot be said about a plant based diet.

The challenge for plant based advocates is that many of these essential nutrients are not prevalent in adequate amounts in plants. Call these zoonotic nutrients: nutrients only available in sufficient amounts in animal products. Nutrients such as B12, vitamin A retinol, Vitamin k2 and DHA.

Then there are bioactive, conditionally essential nutrients that are predominantly found in red meat like creatine, taurine, carnosine and carnitine [*]

This study found that people with chronic fatigue have low levels of carnitine . The best source of carnitine? Red meat.

But how do vegetables really stack up? Biochemically, animal products are the only sources where we can get all our macro and micronutrient needs.

Vitamins A, B12, D and K2 — nutrients that we cannot function without — are not prevalent at all in plant foods.

While a separate issue, this is also a huge contributing factor to the mental health crisis today. Many of these vitamins — DHA, B12, Iron & selenium, for instance — are critical for brain health. If you deprive your brain of animal products, it will lash out.

Humans are able to survive off of animal products alone. The same cannot be said about plants or carbohydrates.

A properly constructed carnivore diet, consisting of beef steak, beef liver and eggs is 100% nutrient sufficient.

What about the so called dangers of red meat?

Sure, maybe meat is loaded with nutrients -- but what if it’s killing you? Like a multivitamin laced with chloroform.

Well, in my opinion, the vilification of meat is the biggest health disaster of the last century.

And at this point there is NO evidence to support it.

When it comes to meat, most people are afraid of both cholesterol & saturated fat. But over the last decade there have been a number of studies debunking these common fears. Let me show you

Saturated fats

This 2015 meta analysis concludes… “Saturated fats are not associated with all cause mortality, CVD, CHD, ischemic stroke, or type 2 diabetes”

Other interventional trials lowered cholesterol by reducing saturated fat and did not obtain the outcome they desired. For instance, in the minnesota coronary experiment rsearchers lowered cholesterol like they intended by 14%, but this led to a “22% higher risk of death for each 30 mg/dL reduction in serum cholesterol”. This study was BURIED for 40 years.

Lastly in the RCT Sydney heart health study which was meant to support the AHA’s hypothesis,

The group that replaced saturated fat with vegetable oils had a 62% HIGHER death rate despite lowering cholesterol

Cholesterol

When it comes to cholesterol, the studies have been just as disastrous.

In fact, just recently 19 BMJ researchers called for us to retract guidance on reducing saturated fat as evidence no longer supports it.

This was largely based off a 2019 meta analysis of 22 studies that concluded:

‘The preponderance of evidence indicates that low-fat diets that reduce serum cholesterol do not reduce cardiovascular events or mortality”

Coupled with the studies above, and i believe there’s no longer any evidence to fear red meat.

Lastly, Inflammatory Components

The last point I’ll touch on is inflammatory components. This is much more controversial and speculative, but I believe that for many people plants are increasing their inflammation and leading to sickness.

Plants do not want to be eaten. And like kevin mccallister in home alone, they’ve set up chemical booby traps to defend themselves.

vegetables are actually harmful to many people.

In fact, there are 8 ubiquitous vegetables that destroy you from the inside.

Amber O’hearn was looking for evidence to support the necessity of vegetables in our diet, and stumbled upon evidence that proved the opposite.

A randomized controlled study looked to determine the effects of green tea extract on smokers. To remove other confounders, they decided to remove vegetables from the diets.

They actually found that removing vegetables from the subjects’ diets reduced oxidative damage. Vegetables were harming the participants.

A 1990 study identified 27 rodent carcinogens in plants that are produced for self defense.

About half of the tested chemicals were rodent carcinogens, and are found in many common foods.

Our beloved vegetables — the foods that we hated so much as a child, but our parents forced us to eat because they were “healthy” — are actually TOXIC.

Almost every vegetable has a toxin in it that can be irritating. The table below summarizes some of the toxins that you can find in plants.

Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussell sprouts and cauliflower produce sulforaphane when cut or chewed . As mentioned above, Sulforaphane is touted for its antioxidant benefits.

And there is some evidence that it can kill cancer cells. But the problem is that it doesn’t discriminate between healthy and cancerous cells, just like chemotherapy.  At a high enough concentration, Sulforaphane can be damaging to health and even cause cancer . Sulforaphane also competes for Iodine and can cause hypothyroidism .

Nightshades have alkaloids which damage fat and carbohydrate metabolism and DNA function. Limes, carrots and celery have photosensitizers which can irritate animals when they go in the sun. Resveratrol has been shown to inhibit androgen precursors . And polyphenols can cause DNA damage 

I can go on all day….

There are also a number of what are referred to as anti-nutrients in vegetables.

Phytates, in both beans and tortillas, inhibit zinc absorption and decrease nutrients’ bioavailability. If you consumed zinc with black beans, you will absorb only about half the zinc. This is part of the reason why the RDAs are wrong.  Spinach has oxalates, which bind to calcium and magnesium and reduce absorption.

Conclusion

If you’re looking to improve your health, it’s time to center your diet around red meat.

Red meat is the healthiest food in the world, loaded with nutrients and safe for your immune system.

It’s time to banish this anti red meat propaganda.

If you’re interested in getting started with the carnivore diet, check out this meal plan and guide to getting started that I put together.

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Eye Bag Removal In Singapore: Know Your Treatment Options In modern Singapore, the working population is continually increasing. This white-collar class is fully tied up with replying to emails and their project completion deadlines. Severe competition compels them to pour in extra hours to meet their targets. The work pressure gives them deteriorating health and eye bags that depict tiredness and lifelessness at a very young age. Many individuals are seeking out the best eye bag removal in Singapore.

What Are Eye Bags?

The human eye comprises muscle and skin around it. When the muscle drops its strength - due to overexertion - a lump or a bag, filled with extra fat is formed that depicts an eye bag. Furthermore, in due time, bloody fluids accumulate and stain the under eye, creating shadows and form a very bulky lower lid.

What Are The Causes Of Eye Bags?

Not only one but many concurrent issues can lead to eye bags.

  • Work Pressure: During work pressure, you are stressed. Your body reacts naturally and pumps additional blood supply to your vital organs. This leads to a lesser amount of blood to your face, causing it to look pale. Stress affects your sleep quality as well, thus increasing the blood supply to your lower lid that enhances the eye bags formation.
  • Heredities: Some people have a stronger genetic predisposition of getting eye bags.
  • Reactions: Some prominent allergies - either food or weather conditions - cause extra fluids to be released from the blood vessels. This affects the adjacent eye area, causing it to be puffy.
  • Age: As one ages, collagen and elastin breaks down, causing the under eye skin to sag.

Usually, mild eye bags are prominently seen when you tend to look at the sky, whereas in case of severe eye bags, they are visible from any angle.

What Is Scarless Eye Bag Removal Or Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery?

In a scarless eye bag removal procedure, a very small cut is made below the lower eyelid to remove the extra fat deposits in such a manner that there is no discernibility of the scar from outside. This sophisticated surgical process is done by giving full sedation and local anesthesia. Your entire eye gains back its laxity with a revitalized and young-looking appearance after the removal of eye bags, by the experienced plastic surgeon.

This is one form of plastic surgery which is also known as - Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery

What Can I Expect During The Procedure To Remove The Eye Bag?

One of the following techniques is adopted by the plastic surgeon depending on your eye bag severity:

  • Incisional Method: A minute cut is made under the lower eyelashes. As per the patients' desire, the removed eye bag fat is relocated. To avail the best results, the cheek can be uplifted. Fat grafting along with the eye bag removal surgery can offer the best results.
  • Scarless Eye Bag Removal Method: It is also termed as the Trans-Conjunctival approach. When the eye bag is not very severe, this is the best option that is done on the lower eyelid. Fat grafting and scarless surgery can be done simultaneously without giving any visible scar on the skin after the surgery.

For Whom Is The Eye Bag Removal Surgery Recommended?

The reality is this surgery can be performed on anyone and everyone - without any age bar! But some of the below-mentioned realities will give better results:

  • Younger age
  • Mild to moderate eye bags condition
  • Lesser loose (laxity) skin
  • Less amount of excess skin around the eye

How Painful Is The Entire Eye Bag Removal Procedure?

During the entire Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery, anesthesia is used to numb the entire eye and its surroundings. If you want, you have an option of 100% sedation throughout the removal process.

What Is The Total Duration Of The Eye Bag Removal Procedure?

The total operating procedure is around 45 minutes to 1 hour.

How Safe Is The Entire Eye Bag Removal Procedure?

In Singapore, as per the MOH guidelines, only the accredited and qualified plastic surgeon can perform this surgery, hence it is very safe. In short, all the surgeons who perform Lower Blepharoplasty are of very high caliber. Years of practical experience and hard examinations are performed by almost all qualified plastic surgeons. You are surely in safe hands.

How Do I Get Ready Before My Lower Blepharoplasty?

  1. One week before your surgery you should avoid:
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Painkillers
  • Any item that contains Vitamin-E

This helps in curtailing various operational complications like wound infections, blood clotting, or extra blood loss.

  1. One day before the eye bag surgery you should immediately get in touch with the surgeons in case of the following symptoms:
  • Eye irritation
  • Red eyes
  • Fever
  • Any other illnesses

What Is The Downtime After Surgery?

Some trivial puffiness and staining around the eyes and its adjacent skin can be experienced but will disappear within a few days. No visible scars are seen. 100% recovery will take around one to two weeks.

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How to Stop Snoring For Good People snore for different reasons, depending on how they position themselves when they sleep, their lifestyle habits and whether they have a medical condition. However, snoring can be solved in a variety of different ways, ranging from simple to complex, which is good news for your partner who has to put up with listening to you every night! We’ve listed several different things that you can try in order to work towards leaving your snoring habit in the past, and improving your health.

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Lifestyle Changes

Most snoring is caused by the sufferer's lifestyle choices, including their diet, exercise regime and their alcohol consumption. By eating more nutritious foods, and losing your extra weight through diet and exercise, your body will have less fat putting pressure on your lungs. This can be a common cause of snoring. Additionally, consuming less alcohol can have a significant impact on how loudly you snore, especially if you stop drinking alcohol just before you go to sleep. Alcohol causes snoring because it relaxes your muscles in your throat, which are supposed to be working to keep your airway clear as you sleep.

However, training your body to maintain a side position as you go to sleep can also impact the likelihood of you snoring, since sleeping on your back means that you restrict your upper airways and breathe with your mouth instead of your nose.

Use a CPAP Machine

CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and can be used as a treatment for snorers. It involves sleeping with a mask over your nose and face, so that the air pushed through the mask can open up your airways and keep them open as you sleep. The air is pushed through the mask via the machine that is attached, so you will need to keep it next to you on your bedside table. This is considered one of the most effective treatments, but it can be difficult to adjust to, which is why an autoset CPAP is the best option as it automatically adjusts the amount of air pressure delivered to you as you sleep. For many, it can make using the CPAP machine feel more natural and comfortable.

Surgery

Whilst medical procedures are the more dramatic option, they can be a vital last resort for many snorers. The most common surgical procedure to prevent snoring, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, involves cutting the tissues around your uvula in your throat so that the uvula stiffens and this prevents it from vibrating which is what causes snoring. Another procedure to prevent snoring is radiofrequency tissue ablation, which uses a low radiofrequency signal to shrink the tissue next to the uvula, palate or tongue. These procedures are performed under local anesthesia, and so you should consult your doctor who can refer you for these snoring solutions.

Regardless of whether you have suffered from snoring all your life, or you have recently developed a problem over the last few months, the list above illustrates that there are a number of solutions to your problem. Snoring isn’t something that you should have to live with for the years to come.

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Can Body Supplements Be Harmful To Your Body? Consumption of sports supplements is quite common nowadays. These sports supplements for health have many benefits, and many people use them to decrease their weight and increase muscle mass in their body. The main question is that are these spot supplements harmful to you or not. The answer to this question would be that yes, there are some supplements or their which are detrimental to your health.

These are those supplements which are made and sold illegally without keeping in mind the standard International rules and regulations.

Sports supplements have become much for people who spend time in the gym nowadays. Yes! These supplements shoulders ad those looking to make their body physique fit without doing lots of hard work.

These supplements are taken as a combination with multiple types of exercises and weight lifting.

In this article, we are going to discuss, can body supplements be harmful to your body?

So stay with us and keep on reading to find out more information below about supplements NZ!

 1. Are Supplements Meal Replacements?

Many people stop taking care of their diet whenever they start taking nutritional supplements for building their body muscle. This is not the right thing to do at all, and it can prove to be dangerous for the health of the consumer.

 2. Protein:

 Protein contains many amino acids, and it is the building block of muscles in our body. So if someone is looking to build more muscle mass in their body, they will have to increase the protein intake more in their diet. If you are looking to introduce more protein in your diet, you can look for protein supplements.

These protein supplements are not harmful to your health at all. The only thing you need to keep in your mind while consuming the supplement is that these are not a meal replacement!

If you take protein supplements, it will make you feel energized and increase your body's physical performance.

 3. Supplements For Gym-Goers:

 The gym-goers looking to introduce protein supplements into their diet should make sure that they purchase their accessories from a well-known brand for protein supplements.

Another important thing that they need to keep in mind is that they always read the recommended serving size for the particular protein supplement they are taking.

The overdose of any supplements can be harmful to your body.

 4. Diet And Nutrition:

 If the protein supplements are adequately eaten, they do not cause any side effects for the consumer. But it is the responsibility of the consumer not to get dependent on solely protein supplements. Any supplements are not a meal replacement.

Research has shown that if someone consumes a bowl of Greek yogurt every morning and exercise and appropriate protein supplements, they can build their body mass very quickly.

Taking care of your diet and nutrition while taking any sports supplements is essential for the body. There is no thing in this world that can replace a full, healthy meal. But supplements can be eaten on the side!

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Why is communication important for patient safety? In hospitals and other healthcare centers, the treatment comes after the communication and diagnosis procedures. Medical communication is crucial for the success of any Healthcare organization anywhere in the world. Effective communication is required in every single step that is related to medical treatment and care.

It needs to be done in a precise and accurate manner every single time so that there are no ambiguities regarding the safety of the patient. The administration and the nurses in a hospital need to have the written SOP implemented in their Hospital about how are they going to communicate in the hospital about the status of all the patients.

In this article, we are going to discuss why communication is important for Patient Safety.

So, keep on reading to find out more information below about medical communication and the Patient Safety!

How medical communication is beneficial?

A lot of deaths have occurred in many hospitals due to a lack of proper communication. Poor communication skills are the most common type of medical malpractice that takes place all over the world every year. As a Health Care Organization, it is the responsibility of every single medical staff to take care of their patients properly E and precisely.

The doctors also need to keep in mind the medical history of every single patient so that there is no chance of any kind of medical error.

Patient Safety is the first priority:

The medical care organizations are created for the safety of the patients in the first place. So what is the point of a medical organization where the patient will not be able to feel safe at all?

There is no point in that, right?

Negligence is in the medical communication can have troublesome consequences and those consequences are not easy to fix later on. So it has been proven that medical communication done efficiently is extremely important for the well-being of the patient.

Now let us have a look at the factors that prove that communication can have a great effect on the safety of the patients admitted in a hospital or a Health Care Centre.

The factors are listed down below:

 1. Promotion of teamwork:

 When medical communication is done in an appropriate manner it also promotes a sense of teamwork among the medical staff. This teamwork is extremely beneficial towards the safety of the patient.

 2. Feedback:

 When effective medical communication is being practiced in a medical care center then it gives rise feedback opportunities to the medical staff. This creates a learning environment for the medical staff which is extremely beneficial towards the safety of the patient.

 3. Constructive criticism:

 When there is a learning environment for the medical staff then there is always a door open for constructive criticism. In an environment like this constructive criticism is always welcomed for the safety of the patients.

An effective and good medical communication skills adopted by the Hospital or medical care center can be beneficial not only for the patient but also for the family of the patient and the medical staff.

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Vital Dos and Don'ts After Getting a Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment Most people are obsessed with whitening their teeth because of the significant improvement it contributes to their physical appearance and self-confidence. It's no wonder that there are all kinds of home teeth whitening systems available in grocery stores and pharmacies today. You have everything from whitening strips, ampoules and charcoal toothpaste to LED teeth whitening appliances.

But apart from home kits, a lot of people also invest in professional teeth whitening in Fort Lauderdale (and other locations). Dentists say in-house treatments are the perfect solution for those who want instantaneous results. In just one session, patients can achieve their desired teeth color and brightness. Moreover, the results last for a much longer time. Typically, professionally whitened teeth can last two years with very minimal discoloration.

So, if you are thinking of getting your teeth whitened at the dentist's office, this is a smart investment in improving the way you look. Before you set up an appointment for this cosmetic dental procedure, it will do you well to know more about it.

Here is a list of dos and don'ts to follow for after-treatment care.

Do:

Switch to a desensitizing toothpaste

If you have sensitive teeth, you may experience a bit of discomfort after a whitening treatment, and you may feel it most when you brush your teeth a day after getting the procedure. To alleviate the slightly unpleasant sensation, use a desensitizing toothpaste. There are different toothpaste brands that offer this formula. Consider getting a couple of small tubes from different brands to see which is more effective in numbing your teeth while brushing.

Drink tepid water more

According to a cosmetic dentist in Fort Lauderdale, drinking more lukewarm water after the treatment is the best way to keep the mouth clean when teeth are feeling some soreness. The temperature of tepid water is just right and won't shock the teeth with their exposed nerve endings due to the peroxide in whitening solutions.

Since your teeth will be somewhat sensitive for the next 48 hours, water is really the best beverage and cleaning solution. Drink it more to control the proliferation of mouth bacteria.

Eat light and soft food

After the treatment, it's best to keep your meals light and soft to avoid teeth sensitivity pain. It is better to stick to soups, soft, leafy vegetables (which actually have a polishing effect for teeth), and non-staining fruits. If possible, mash your food so you won't have to chew much and aggravate your exposed nerves.

Keep up with oral hygiene

After the 48-hour mark, revert to your usual oral care routine, but perhaps take even more time to ensure that you're doing things right for your teeth and gums. Support the results of the procedure by opting for a whitening formula toothpaste. Likewise, make sure to floss to prevent plaque buildup, which is quite unsightly if you have beautifully whitened teeth. And lastly, rinse with an alcohol-free, non-acidic mouthwash.

If your teeth remain to be sensitive and you can't brush like you usually do, try oil pulling. Swish coconut oil for 15 minutes in your mouth to dislodge food debris, and spit it out after. This is a more gentle way to clean your teeth when they're hurting a little due to professional whitening.

Don't:

Breathe with your mouth open

Professional teeth whitening leaves the enamel's pores open, thus exposing nerve endings, which are sensitive to air. Therefore, after the treatment, try not to breathe out of your mouth, especially if it's cold out. This is one of the most effective strategies in managing after-treatment teeth sensitivity.

Smoke

If smoking is your vice, avoid this habit for the next 48 hours. This activity will not only make your teeth quite sensitive to the air movement in and out of your mouth, but the nicotine and tar of tobacco products can stain your teeth as well.

It's worth adding that smoking can leave a mouth feeling dry, which you do not want after the treatment since it's not advised to brush and floss thoroughly for a day or two. A dry mouth is a perfect environment for oral germs and bacteria to proliferate. This can lead to bad breath and even tooth decay.

Consume staining food and beverages

The first 48 hours after the treatment are critical in protecting the results. So, avoid your teeth's exposure to staining food and drinks such as coffee, black tea, red wine, dark colas, dark-colored juice, beets, and others.

Instead, replace them with healthier options that have teeth strengthening and whitening effects such as skim milk, cheese, yogurt, apples, onions, and basil, to name a few.

Gulp down your drinks

Again, if you're experiencing a bit of pain after the procedure, modifying a few activities will help, such as using a straw instead of gulping down beverages. Drinking from a straw will prevent the direct contact of fluids with your freshly whitening teeth. However, place your straw close to the back of your mouth to completely avoid the contact of a cold or warm beverage with your sensitive teeth.

Brush your teeth vigorously

Brushing your teeth too hard always does more harm than good. If you do so after getting a professional teeth whitening treatment, you can expect increased sensitivity and even enamel damage. After taking it easy with the brushing a day or two after the procedure, take your time brushing your teeth and be gentle. Nice and slow does the trick.

You may also want to consider changing your toothbrush to a soft-bristled one in the meantime. Some people switch to a baby toothbrush to make sure that they're never brushing too hard and scratching their teeth's surface.

Professional teeth whitening is generally a pain-free procedure. However, some people do experience an unpleasant sensation after. Fortunately, this is easy enough to manage if you observe the dos and don'ts shared above, and by following the other instructions of your dentist. 

If discomfort persists, set an appointment with your dentist again. You're likely more sensitive than you know, and your body's reacting to the bleaching agent in a more aggressive way.

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How Massage Therapy Can Help Optimise Your Workouts Whether you're a professional fitness trainer, or just getting started with your fitness journey, massage therapy has a multitude of positive effects on our physical and mental well-being. 

Thanks to the applied pressure and the physical touch experienced during sessions, massages reduce overall stress and help us relax. They also promote blood circulation and thus stimulate the exchange of nutrients in the body, and can also relieve adhesions and tension in the muscles and connective tissue.

Moreover, because massages can provide an optimal warm-up for muscles before any intense physical activity, and improve muscle flexibility, massages, and sports activities are inevitably linked. 

For this reason, both amateur and competitive athletes integrate pre or post-workout massages to sustain a holistic recovery and help restore mental energy levels. As a result, massages can have a wide variety of indications.

1. Exercise benefits of massage therapy

While the word massage and mood enhancer should basically be synonyms at this point, it goes without saying that one of the most significant advantages of receiving a massage is that it really boosts your serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin levels. 

Apart from this, a crucial benefit of incorporating massage to your fitness routine is restoring the muscles to their natural state by slowing down the production of lactic acid after an intense work-out. 

Besides helping prevent or treat an injury, massages can also help you loosen up before your training session or competition. When experienced before workouts, they’ll help you relax and get back in touch with your body.

2. Reduce soreness and muscle stiffness

Whether sore muscles, strains, or tension - massages are scientifically proven to facilitate healing and recovery. A 2015 study revealed the fact that massaged aching muscles have more blood vessels in comparison with muscles that haven’t been massaged. The research also showed that these muscles were up to 50% less scared than the non-massaged ones. 

Tip from trainer Liam Coultman of startrowing.com and thespeedproject.com: If you’re looking to increase the current workload or intensity of your workouts, schedule a massage session following your hardest sessions of the week. A good massage session will not only promote tissue regeneration, but will also help reduce fibrosis. This is also very effective for those who have not worked out in a long time or are coming back from an injury. 

3. Recovery and avoiding injury

One of the most amazing benefits of massage is its potential to reduce the risk of injuries and help muscles regenerate faster. Massages can also loosen adhesions that have developed during the healing process of older injuries. 

In addition to this, massages also stimulate blood circulation and lymphatic drainage in the body, thus helping release the build tension in the muscles. According to this research, inflammation in the body is considerably reduced. 

Massage therapy not only helps boost your immune system, but your cells get a fresh supply of oxygen that supports the muscle regeneration, and helps prevent injury. As seen in this 2012 study, muscle tissue can recover more quickly after it has been massaged - and thus prevent muscle soreness.

In other words, massages prevent the cells from releasing excessive amounts of inflammatory messenger substances and thus reduce the risk of inflammation. 

According to scientists, this finding could improve the treatment of sports injuries and patients with muscle diseases and, in this context, reduce the excessive use of anti-inflammatory medication.

4. Pain relief

When it comes to pain relief, massage has been known for more than 5 millennia for its incredible ability to restore the body’s natural balance. Apart from reducing a person’s overall stress levels, recent studies have shown that massage can also help reduce symptoms of depression and improve emotional development.

Actually, besides reducing stagnant physical and emotional tension in the body, therapeutic massage can also be a way of dealing with the pain of social isolation. Loneliness is physical, so a massage session performed at least every two weeks can help engage the senses and restore social connectedness. 

Among those who do not experience this in their everyday relationships, physical contact improves feelings of anxiety and depression, as shown in this research.

5. Physical improvements 

Regular massage mechanically influences the skin, connective tissue, and muscles through stretching, pulling, and pressure stimuli. The effect of the massage extends from the treated area of the body over the entire organism and it also includes the psyche. 

Because of this, massage therapy can really bring positive, all-encompassing changes to your physiology.

Furthermore, for people who suffer from limited mobility or experience vascular problems, getting a massage may be key to help them introduce working out to their daily routines and leading a more active lifestyle.

Conclusion

As we noticed, most studies show that massage improves blood circulation, drains stagnant lymph fluid, and brings a lot of physical and mental relief to those who experience it. 

Undoubtedly, integrating massage therapy into your exercise routines will come with health benefits for people of all ages, regardless of their past physical activity level.

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8 Surprising Benefits Of Spa Massage You Need To Know Spa treatments and massages are a comprehensive remedy for your mind and body. It is not just a physical therapy but it reduces stress and anxiety levels in your body as well by relaxing your sore and tired muscles. There are different kinds of massages that you can choose from and all of them have different kinds of health benefits.

Spa massage proves to be beneficial for your health because it is extremely relaxing and an ideal “me time”!

So if you are looking for a pick me up time and you are tired of your daily hectic routine, then you should visit us and get a spa massage for sure!

Spa massage is ideal to cure critical anxiety situations, muscle pain, back pains, and respiratory diseases as well. Not to forget, that Spa massage is very effective for the digestive system of your body.

In this article, we are going to discuss 8 surprising benefits of a spa massage that you need to know right now! So, keep on reading and find out more information below about Spa massage!

 1. Stress:

 Visiting a spa is an excellent time that you should give to yourself. We live in an era where we do not have much time to spend with ourselves alone. There are always a lot of people around us and we can't relax and this can be quite hectic for some of us!

So the best way to manage the stress for you will be to get a spa massage and relax for a while.

2. Anti-Aging:

It is always said that you should start applying anti-aging creams after you are 25 years old. It is true but there is also a fact that there is no better and the aging treatment other than a spa massage. You can get Spa massage and treatments done on your face which will regenerate and hydrate the pores of your skin.

 If the pores of your skin are clean and moisturize then your skin will glow automatically and reduce wrinkles and fine lines on the surface of your skin. If you get frequent Spa massage then you will always look fresh, plump, and young!

 3.  Sleep Cycle:

 If you are suffering from insomnia and have trouble falling asleep at night on time then you should try a spa massage. If a person does not get enough sleep at night then they will never be able to function properly and stay fresh.

 4. Pain Reduction:

 If you get frequent pain in your body and muscles then you should get a spa massage. Spa massage is ideal for joint pain as well.

 5. Fat:

 Exercise is the most important thing if you want to lose the fat in your body. But you also need to get its path massage and treatment to relax your muscles and make them better for exercise.

 6. Blood Flow:

 A spa treatment is a great way to increase blood circulation and flow in your body.

 7. Enlarged Veins:

 If you have a tough job, then your veins probably get swollen sometimes and it is painful. You can get rid of this by getting a spa massage.

 8. Amazing Skin:

 Spa massage will give you amazing skin benefits and your skin will always have a healthy glow!

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4 Treatments to Combat Aging Skin Are you still young but starting to worry about your skin aging? Are you slightly older with slightly aged looking skin? It is so important to keep our skin nice and healthy, and it is a big bonus that we are able to keep a youthful look for longer if we do this. Here are some treatments to either combat aging skin or to help prevent it.

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Sun Cream

The sun is so dangerous to our skin, so it is important to stay protected from those harmful rays. The UV rays from the sun penetrate our skin and cause the proteins in our skin to deteriorate. This is why you will wrinkle more, and brown spots will start to appear. These are the classic aging skin factors, so it is important to wear sun cream even when it isn’t a noticeably sunny day, because there will still be UV rays that can damage your skin.

Some foundations have SPF in them too which is so helpful for if you wear makeup and tend to forget to wear sun cream. If you are worried about the fact that you love to get a tan in the sun, but you don’t want to harm or age your skin, look into applying a fake tan; it’s the perfect solution for that sun kissed look.

Medical Treatments

Going to a medical spa is great for those who have spotted a problem and are looking for it to be fixed. If your skin is aging or looks quite dull, a medical spa has lots of treatments that will directly help the problem. The plus side to going to a medical spa is that not only are you in the presence of trained professionals, but you can relax and destress as medical spas are very soothing environments to be in. There are so many different anti-aging treatments you can choose from when going to a medical spa, from Botox to collagen boosting treatments. If these benefits sound interesting to you, make sure to research into the different treatments available and which would be right for you. It is also important to speak to and get advice from a doctor when you are thinking about undergoing any kind of medical treatment.

Cleanse and Moisturize

Use a gentle cleanser that doesn’t sting your face. When your skin feels stingy from a cleanser, it means that it is getting irritated, which can then in turn cause it to lose its glow. It is still important to cleanse your face because harmful chemicals and bacteria can harm and age your skin, so wash it at the start and end of the day. After cleansing, use a moisturizer - preferably a water based moisturizer - as it will keep your skin hydrated and plump.

Everyone’s skin reacts differently to others, but it is important that you look after it. If you aren’t happy with your skin, you have the power to help change it. Use these steps to get plump, healthy, glowing and youthful looking skin.

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Top Tips to Find the Right Therapist Therapy can be lifesaving and life-enhancing, providing you find the right therapist. Whether there’s a particular issue you want to address, a problem you’re struggling to resolve, or you want to build more confidence, therapy can help you to overcome what’s troubling you. If you’re eager to begin the process of healing and moving forward, take a look at these top tips for finding the right therapist:

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1. Consider Different Types of Therapies

There are many different types of therapies, so it’s important to consider which ones might be best suited to your needs. Counseling is one of the most popular forms of therapy and millions of people find it to be extremely beneficial for a wide range of problems. Alternatively, you may want to take a look at cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). If you’re unsure, talk to your physician about which options might be best for you.

2. Are You Open to Taking Medication?

Millions of people with mental health issues rely on medicine to help them feel better and function optimally. If you’re open to taking medications, you may want to work with a therapist who is able to prescribe them for you. Often, people will visit a psychiatrist or their primary care physician to discuss medication and work with a counsellor over a longer period of time to talk about their issues. This combination of treatments can be highly effective and is often considered to be a first-line form of treatment.

3. What Type of Sessions Do You Prefer?

Traditionally, most therapy sessions were held in a face-to-face environment. Although most therapists and counselors still operate on this basis, there are other options available. Some counselors may offer phone or virtual consultations, for example. With Skype, Zoom, FaceTime or other video conferencing facilities, you can arrange consultations from any location. If you frequently travel or if you find it difficult to access your therapist’s office, this might be an efficient way for you to access the support you need.

4. Meet with Potential Therapists

Feeling comfortable with your therapist is always important. Of course, it can take time for you to get used to discussing your feelings and emotions with anyone new. However, don’t feel you need to persevere if you don’t have a good rapport with a therapist. Most counselors offer a free or reduced rate initial consultation so that you can determine whether or not you can forge a good working relationship. If necessary, meet with multiple therapists to find the one that’s right for you.

Do You Need Therapy?

People often overlook the benefits of therapy because they assume that their problems aren’t ‘serious enough’ or ‘big enough’ to warrant professional help. However, regular counseling sessions can help you to enjoy a happier and more productive life, regardless of any issues you may dealing with. There are no pre-requisites when it comes to seeking help and enhancing your life, so take the plunge and find out whether counseling could help you.

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Knowing right and wrong about Medical Communication In many different situations, doctors tend to remain silent and tell their patients to not worry bout something. This action is done by the medical experts because they like to believe patients will go into further stress after hearing the truth.

However, this can prove to be true to a certain extent. Medical communication must have transparency. If it is not maintained then there will be a huge lack of trust in the relationship between doctors and patients.

Knowing the right and wrong is an important thing in all kinds of communication, not just medical communication.

Let us have a look at the rights and wrongs in the medical communication:

Vulnerability of patients:

When someone is sick, they tend to feel helpless and alone. Fairness is needed when someone wants to heal. It is included in the means of healing. Patients tend to be tensed and always feel like there is something wrong. The doctors should be straightforward with their patients and tell them what is wrong.

Medical Ethics:

Honesty is not learned in any medical school. Medical ethics is something that every doctor and medical expert should practice. They should know that it is their responsibility as a doctor, to be honest with their client.

If there is a gap in the medical communication between doctors and patients, then they will never be able to build a trust between each other. Trust is the main thing that is required when someone is trying to recover from an illness or ailment.

One on one communication:

When we visit a medical expert, they tell us to be honest with them. They ask us all the questions regarding our illness, so they can better understand the situation and know what the patient is feeling.

This is a good way for doctors to judge, and take a note of the situation do that they can prescribe treatments in a better way.

Similar to this, doctors also have a duty, to be honest, and transparent with their patients. This way patient will know exactly what is wrong, and they will be able to prepare themself mentally for what is coming next.

All of this is a part of understanding the psychology of the patients.

Professionalism:

If we move aside from the medical ethics aspect of the medical communication for a while, hiding things from patients will also wrong professionally. It is not a professional behavior at all to obscure the facts about the illness of a patient.

1.     Making a sound and clinical judgment:

It is important to note that there can be exceptional cases always. It the patient who is under consideration and a specific treatment, holds a history of mental illness then there can be exceptions.

2.     Mental illness:

It is not that important to provide critical details to a patient who has done a suicide attempt, or gets suicidal thoughts in their mind.

3.     Unsound Mind:

Patients who have an unsound mind and cannot process the thoughts and critical opinions of the medical expert are exempted.

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Top 5 Simple Remedies To Cure Weakness In Body Nowadays it is very common to feel drowsy, tired, and week. Eyes become too heavy that sometimes you are not even able of doing a simple work. This condition can be acceptable from time to time but what if it starts to disturb you daily. Your productivity would reduce drastically and would definitely affect your performance. Many people think that they might be suffering from some disease but find out there is nothing like that in the reports. This is the moment when an individual realizes that he has been suffering from weakness. Many people opt for different ways to overcome this weakness which may be quite expensive or not feasible but its easy alternative does exist. If you are amongst those or was searching for it then this article has got you covered. This article will guide you through the top 5 simple remedies to cure weakness in the body.

Watch Out Your Diet

One should keep track of his food consumption and should watch what he consumes and eat. One should definitely think twice before ordering any burger or pizza more than once in a single week. A better approach would be vegetables and salad. It is recommended to eat healthy to stay fresh.

Physical Activity

Physical activity is one of the most underestimated activity when it comes to curing weakness. It plays a vital role when it comes to making you feel energetic and fit. One can opt for any physical activities such as yoga, badminton, aerobics, swimming, and much more. It is not necessary that one needs to have access to the gymnasium to be indulged in any physical activities.

Relax Your Brain

Many people are physically fit but still, wonder why there is a weakness in the body. If one is physically fit then he might be weak mentally. Like a body, your minds need relaxation too. One should try to complete work before deadlines to play games in their spare time. This makes the mind relaxed which is a great step in curing your weakness. There are many body weakness treatment that is carried by professional which mainly target the human mind. One can opt for these too but they can themselves do the easy treatment.

Choose A New Hobby

A hobby is necessary when it comes to enjoying life. One should find something which he really likes and loves. It may differ from person to person and from activities to activities. It may be to listening music to all the way to playing guitar. You yourself would start feeling the change and would feel energized and energetic.

Choose Fruit Instead Of Pills

It has been seen that many people opt and prefer pills over normal treatment. One should not eat the pills until unless it's quite severe. One should opt for body weakness treatment and start eating healthy fruits so that it may make you feel energized. It has been seen that those people who rely on pills too much have weak kidney and liver as compared to normal people. It puts unnecessary pressure on them. Due to this reason, it is suggested to go for natural food products and fruits.

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6 Natural Ways to Treat Anxiety One of the most common mental health issues is chronic stress and anxiety, which can lead to anxiety disorder. Symptoms associated with this condition include nervousness, tension, agitation, increased heart rate and chest pain. An anxiety disorder can be triggered by another health condition. In order to receive the best method of treatment, you should get an accurate diagnosis. If you or someone you love is suffering from anxiety disorder, then here are 6 natural ways to treat it.

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Do More Exercise

There are countless benefits to increasing your levels of physical activity. By doing more exercise, you will be able to burn off any anxious energy and have more control over the way you feel. When you exercise, your body will release chemicals that will make you feel more relaxed and elevate your mood. Getting active will also help you sleep better, which will reduce levels of stress and anxiety.

Try Relaxation Techniques

If you suffer from chronic stress and anxiety, then you should do some research into relaxation techniques. This could be in the form of meditation, relaxation exercises, or focusing on something you love that relaxes you, such as writing or drawing. When carrying out these relaxation techniques, you should consider aromatherapy too, as this can boost stress and anxiety relief.

Take CBD Oil

CBD (cannabidiol) oil is a natural product extracted from the cannabis plant. CBD oil has become very popular over recent years and does not cause any psychoactive effects, as it contains little to no THC. Research has shown that CBD has the potential to treat anxiety alongside a number of other health conditions. For high-quality CBD products, follow the link to explore some Consciously Crafted Hemp.

Be More Organized

Many people feel anxious when they take on too many commitments at one time. Putting a plan in place to manage your time efficiently can help reduce levels of stress and anxiety. Finding a time management strategy can help you to focus on one task at a time, allowing you to accomplish tasks with minimal stressed. Keeping your home and life more organized will put your mind at ease.

Consider Herbal Remedies

Herbal teas and supplements are said to reduce anxiety and improve sleep. Many people find comfort in drinking herbal teas and report the experience to be soothing. Some teas, such as chamomile, have been proven to alter cortisol (stress hormone) levels. If you aren’t a fan of herbal teas, then herbal supplements may work better for you, but these may not be as effective.

Cuddle an Animal

Domestic animals offer unconditional love, support and companionship. Research has shown that owning a pet or spending time with animals can benefit people suffering from a variety of mental health problems, including anxiety. If you suffer from allergies to pet hair, then you could look into a less furry alternative, such as a reptile, insect or a hypoallergenic cat or dog.

Using these natural remedies to treat anxiety disorder will be extremely effective and have positive side effects. There is a lot of support out there for people who are suffering from a mental health condition and you should not be afraid to seek it.

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5 Ways to Combat Fatigue and Get Your Energy Back One of the most common issue that most people complaint about is fatigue and they feel tired. They feel old and rubdown due to which they become irritated easily. Many people struggle battling fatigue and don't know the proper fatigue treatment. The most affected people are the ones who are in their thirties or fourties. In this globilized world, today also many people believe that there are no ways by which they can battle fatigue. If you are unfortunately amongst those then you are definitely wrong. If you were surfing the net for its treatment then this article has got you covered. This article will guide you through five ways to combat fatigue and get your energy back.

Rule out health problems

When a person is about to fell ill, he commonly faces some symptoms and unfortunately fatigue is amongst them. It is one of the symptoms of sleep apnea, diabetes, thyroid disease, heart disease arthistis, and anemia. Many people make a mistake by not sharing their feelings to their doctor. It is suggested that one should definitely share how he is feeling to their doctors. Even if a person feels or experience fatigue after taking a new medication, he should immediately rush towards his doctor.

Get moving for fatigue treatment

When in fatigue, one wants to stay away from all the hustle and work. If a person is suggested any exercise then it would feel like a burden on them. But then don't realize that how much important the physical activities are when fatigue treatment is concerned.  Professor of University School of Medicine, Kerry J believes that exercise is one of the lost consistent thing that benefits a person when he experience fatigue. Exercise plays a vital role in improving the overall efficiency of muscles, heart and lungs.

Exercise is the key

When talking about exercises, there are many exercises that are great for increasing the energy but none come close to yoga. Yoga is believed to be the number one exercise when boosting the energy is concerned. Even if a person performs yoga for once a week for six straight weeks, they would see insane positive results. They would feel their energy and confidence being increased along with their mind being clear minded.

Drink lots of water

Whether it's a hot summer day or you are suffering from fatigue, water comes to save your day. When fatigue treatment is concerned, drinking plenty of water can play a vital role in bringing and restoring your energy back. Dehydration is one of the most ignored point that many don't take serious but end up regretting in the end.

Sleep early

Your daily routine plays a vital role in deciding your energy level. If a person is going to his bed late and waking up late, then he will feel the drowsiness all day long. When fatigue treatment is concerned, even the smallest things can workout to bring your energy back. It is recommended by the doctors and experts that one should not stay late and should go to bed early. This would make him feel fresh when he wakes up and would help him bate the fatigue in the most positive approach possible.

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Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Procedure & What To Expect After Knee arthroscopy is typically a day surgery procedure that is minimally invasive, and the best knee specialist performs it with ease. The surgeon usually makes very small incisions to allow him to put an instrument and camera into the affected knee to identify and treat the problem.

Arthroscopy allows the doctors to see the knee clearly from the inside. A patient is expected to have a fast recovery from the operation. The technological advancement made it possible for high-resolution cameras and high-definition monitors to be discovered. These improvements helped elevate knee arthroscopy's effectiveness in treating knee injuries.

The Procedure in Knee Arthroscopy

In performing knee arthroscopy, the orthopaedic surgeon creates small incisions in the affected knee. The surgeon will fill the knee joint with a sterile solution to get rid of the cloudy fluid. This process allows the surgeon to clearly see the knee.

The first thing the surgeon needs to do is to examine the affected knee thoroughly to make a proper diagnosis. Your surgeon will insert the arthroscope next and view everything on the projected image on the screen for proper guidance. If you need to undergo surgical treatment, your surgeon will insert the needed instruments through the other incision. These instruments are tiny enough to pass through the incision.

The procedure usually takes between thirty minutes and a bit more than an hour to finish. The length of time to finish the surgery depends on the diagnosis and the treatment that must be done.

You need knee arthroscopy to:

- Remove your inflamed synovial tissue

- Eliminate loose fragments of cartilage or bone

- Trim the torn pieces of articular cartilage

- Reconstruct the damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)

- Repair or remove a torn meniscus

After the surgical treatment, the knee surgeon will close the incisions by sewing it or by using sterile strips. A soft bandage should be placed on the closed incisions to cover them. You will be moved to the recovery room where you need to stay for two to four hours before you are allowed to go home. Make sure that someone will accompany you when you go home, and you are not allowed to drive.

Things that you Need to Take Note of During Recovery Period

You have faster recovery from knee arthroscopy than the open knee surgery. You need to strictly follow your doctor's advice and instructions during your recovery period at home. You need to take note of the following:

  1. Swelling

Expect that there will be swelling after your surgery. You need to keep your leg in an elevated position when you get home. You need to do that for a few days after your knee surgery. You may apply ice to relieve pain and swelling as instructed by your doctor.

  1. Dressing

It is of utmost importance to keep your incisions clean and dry all the time. Follow your doctor's instructions regarding when you can take a bath or shower as well as change the dressing. Make sure to visit your doctor after a few days so he can check your progress, make sure that nothing is amiss, and start your program for postoperative treatment.

  1. Using Crutch

Most patients need to use crutches after the surgery. Your doctor will tell you when you can put weight on your leg and foot.

  1. Driving

It is best not to drive your car while you are still in your recovery period. Normally, patients who had this type of surgery can drive one to three weeks after the surgery.

  1. Prescription

You need to take the medication that your doctor has written in the prescription and make sure to follow the instructions of your doctor.

You may also need to do exercises that can help strengthen your knee. The therapeutic exercises play an important role in the speed of recovery of your knee.

Warning Signs and Complications

Like any surgery, knee arthroscopy has certain risks involved. But, the occurrence is minimal and often can be treated right away. The possible postoperative problems include chills, blood clots, infection, and accumulation of blood in the knee.

You need to visit your doctor immediately when you experience increased pain in the calf muscle, significant swelling of the affected knee, increased or persistent knee pain, incessant redness or warmth around the knee, chills, or fever.

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5 Easy Yoga Poses for Immunity Our health and immunity are more important than ever as we face the “new normal” of living through a pandemic. Social distancing may keep us safe in the short term but maintaining a healthy immune system is a sure way to keep you and your family safe amidst the current pandemic. 

What does yoga have to do with immunity? Maybe more than we think! Yoga lowers immune comprising stress hormones as well as detoxifies the lymphatic system; helping the body maintain healthy organ systems. Unlike most workouts yoga takes a holistic whole body approach to health and healing. 

Though yoga in general is great for immunity below are some of the best yoga poses and practices known for maintaining a healthy immune system. Never done yoga before? Don’t worry these are yoga poses anyone regardless of skill level can practice!

PRANAYAMA:

Pranayama is another way of saying breathing exercises and is a key factor setting yoga apart from other workouts and healing systems. The focus on controlling and manipulating the breath is not only unique to yoga but also beneficial to the respiratory system. Conditioning the lungs through breath modulation keeps the respiratory system strong allowing highly oxygenated throughout the entire body.

UTTANASANA: 

Uttanasana (standing forward fold) is not only a great opening for the backs of the legs but also an amazing way to clear sinus congestion. Our sinuses are our first line of defence against infection, so keeping them clear and encouraging blood flow through the nasal passages ensures your nose and sinus can do the jobs they’re intended to do uninhibited.

Pro tip: If forward folds are uncomfortable to you bend your knees and place your hands on blocks. Or for a more restorative version place support the crown of your head on a block.

Parivrtta Prasarita Padottanasana:

Parivrtta Prasarita Padottanasana (revolved, wide-legged, forward fold) provides many of the same benefits as a standard forward fold when without the twist. Revolving the pose allows for extra opening in the chest and lungs prevents congestion from settling in the respiratory system as well as encourages deeper breathing and detoxification. 

Pro tip: If twisting in this pose is difficult take the bottom hand to a block and rest the extended arm with the hand on the hip. 

Ardha Matsyendrasana:

Ardha Matsyendrasana (seated spinal twist) opens the chest to allow better deeper breathing while detoxifying organs, and stimulating the digestive tract. Increasing circulation and detoxification allows your body to heal itself when fighting the possibility of infection.

Pro tip: If seated, spinal twist if difficult take a supine twist laying on your back by letting both knees fall to one side and looking over the opposite shoulder. 

Viparita Karani:

Viparita Karani (legs up the wall) drains the lymphatic system and calms the nervous system reducing inflammation and stress hormones that can adversely affect immunity. Legs up the wall also calms the nervous system allowing the entire body to work more effectively and efficiently.

Pro tip: Place a few blankets under your lower back for extra cushion and support.

The most important thing to remember is consistency is key in gaining the immune boosting benefits of yoga. A well maintained yoga practice can keep us from getting sick as well as help us bounce back faster if unfortunately we do get sick. Keeping our bodies healthy is now more important than ever. Taking care of our health and immunity is the best thing we can do for ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities!

This article and all included information is not intended as medical advice and does not treat or diagnose. Please consult with your healthcare provider for any health-related questions or concerns.

This Blog originally appeared on: https://privateyogasoho.com/blog

About the Author: Alli began practicing Yoga as an extension of her BFA in Dance and quickly found her passion within these ancient practices. Her background in Yoga, dance, and energy healing grounds her work in curated individualized practices. To learn more visit: privateyogasoho.com

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A Singapore Dermatologist's Guide To Acne Treatment Many people struggle with acne. As acne is easy to mistake as other skin conditions, it is essential to diagnose acne in many instances. During diagnosis, your dermatologist will examine your skin to determine the type of acne and its grade from mild acne at grade 1 to severe acne at grade 4.

An experienced acne dermatologist in Singapore, Dr. Liew Hui Min, is able to accurately diagnose your skin condition and provide a suitable treatment plan.

When to visit a dermatologist

With recent advancements in the medical field, there is now a wide range of effective treatments for acne of different severities.

Mild acne can be treated with over-the-counter products. Mild acne can be characterized by a few blemishes, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples. Products containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide can be effective in clearing such acne. As no product can clear acne overnight, it can take up to eight weeks for one to notice results.

However when you have severe acne, products purchased without a prescription are unlikely to be effective. It is essential to see a dermatologist if you want your acne to clear.

Dermatologists offer various types of treatment for acne, depending on your condition. The following are some forms of treatment.

Topical Treatment

Topical treatment refers to the treatment applied to the skin. In most cases, dermatologists begin with topical treatment. Topical acne treatments are of various types. Some forms of treatment kill bacteria, while others work on minimizing oil production on the skin.

Topical acne medicine has various components. Some medicines contain retinoids, prescription-strength benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or an antibiotic. Your dermatologist will examine your skin condition to determine the medication most suitable.

Oral Medication

For severe cases, when acne is red and swollen, you may need oral medication that works throughout the body. Acne cysts and nodules usually demand this form of treatment. Your doctor may recommend:

  1. Antibiotics to help kill bacteria and reduce inflammation.
  2. Birth control pills and other hormone-regulating medicine useful for women.
  3. Isotretinoin

Acne treatment procedures

Acne treatment may also involve procedures performed during your visit to the dermatologist's office.

  1. Laser therapy. Laser therapy and other forms of light therapies reduce acnes bacteria. Your dermatologist will determine whether this treatment will work for you.
  2. Chemical peels. Albeit there are many chemical peels available, you cannot purchase chemical peels used by dermatologists for acne treatment. Blackheads and papules are treated using chemical peels.
  3. Acne removal. For a large acne cyst, your dermatologist may perform "drainage and extraction." This procedure finds use when medication is not effective in treating cysts. The procedure reduces pain and scarring. Your dermatologist can also inject the cyst with medication to get rid of it quickly.

Although acne can clear on its own, early treatment is the best way to prevent the formation of permanent scars. Breakouts may reappear after treatment, and this makes it essential to continue treatment. It is important to listen to medical advice and communicate closely with your dermatologist.

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