• 20Nov

    the beauty
    Plastic surgery is not uncommon, especially for women. From the data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were more than 1.8 million cosmetic surgeries performed in 2016 and 15.5 million minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures.

    With the influx of photo editing filters and face smoothening applications, it is no surprise that more women are either enticed or pressured to try plastic surgery.

    Which surgery should you choose?

    Minimally invasive plastic surgery is a type of cosmetic surgery which uses specially designed surgical instruments without the need to create a large incision. Surgeons make use of viewing scopes (if needed) that will allow them to perform the procedure through several tiny openings.

    These types of methods result in less scarring and less pain. Recovery time is also quicker, and the healthcare cost is much lower. An invasive procedure, on the other hand, will require more incisions and can, therefore, result in more scars. Still, choosing whether to go for minimally invasive or not will depend on the type of work you want to be done on your body.

    According to the statistics for last year, below are the three most popular minimally invasive procedures used by women:

    1. Botulinum Toxin Type A (7 million procedures) – This is a non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces wrinkles and other facial fine lines. The most commonly treated areas are forehead creases, frown lines and the area surrounding the eyes. The doctor uses a purified substance derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. This procedure is popularly known as Botox injections.
    2. Dermal Fillers (2.6 million procedures) – This method is also called soft tissue fillers but is commonly known as injectable implants. These medical implants are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help create a fuller or a smoother appearance in the nasolabial folds, lips, cheeps and sometimes, in the entire face. This procedure is only approved on specific body parts and cannot be used to increase the size of the buttocks and breasts.
    3. Chemical Peel  (1.36 million procedures) – This process is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the hands, neck, and face. The practitioner would use a chemical solution and apply it to the surface of the skin that causes it to exfoliate and peel off. Exfoliation causes the skin to regenerate new skin cells which leads to a smoother and less wrinkled skin.

    As for the top three invasive surgical procedures, they are as follows:

    1. Breast augmentation (290,467 procedures) – This is plastic surgery aiming to change the appearance of a woman’s breasts. Most patients undergo this procedure for the reasons that their breasts have lost their fullness after weight loss and childbirth, or one or both of the breasts are noticeably small or smaller.
    2. Liposuction  (235,237 procedures) – This is an operation that removes fat from your body by the use of suction. The surgeon uses a thin, small and blunt-tipped tube and inserts it below the skin through tiny incisions. The surgeon moves the device around and under the skin to target specific areas where fats are deposited.
    3.  Rhinoplasty (223,018 procedures) – This method is commonly known as nose reshaping or in layman’s term “nose job.” It is a surgery that can correct some aspects of the nose to improve the shape aesthetically, fix breathing problems, correct congenital disabilities or restore proper nose function.

    Every year, there is an increasing number of people who try some of these plastic surgeries. Although there are so many people who are unhappy with how they look, it is essential to know that these procedures are not for everybody.

    A majority of the patients have to undergo healthcare screening to check if they are healthy enough to stand such invasive procedures. Certain health conditions like malnutrition, connective tissue disorders or diabetes can make such a procedure prohibitively risky, so it is best to check with your primary healthcare physician first before you start planning on getting a procedure for yourself.

    If you wish to read more about the statistics found in this article, you can check out the full report by clicking here.

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  • 23May

    red berries
    Red berries are delicious fruits that grace pies and tarts. There are many types of red berries such as strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, red mulberries and goose berries.

    These are tasty fruits but they also have promising health benefits that can greatly impact your health and encourage their consumption. Some toxic red berries also exist that are dangerous to eat and have to be processed before consumption.

    Red berries are nutrient-packed foods.

    They contain flavonoids and one of the most important flavonoids in red berries is quercetin. Quercetin has antioxidant properties as it fights off free radicals that can start a chain and cause cellular damage.

    Cellular damage paves the way for aging, cancers and other diseases. Therefore, red berries can be used to avoid aging and cancers. Quercetin was also found to augment the immune system and to help the management of health problems such as heart disease, allergies and chronic fatigue.

    Red berries, especially raspberries and strawberries, are great choices for diabetics. They have low glycemic indices and so they are very safe for people suffering from diabetes. Also, their sugar is fructose which doesn’t require insulin for its metabolism.

    Red berries are high in fibers.

    This is known to normalize the bowel movements as fibers help stool to solidify and softens it because it absorbs water. Therefore it is easier to pass, and this reduces the likelihood for hemorrhoids occurrence. Fibers also tend to make one feel more full as they slow down the bowel movement and therefore you can eat less if your diet is rich in fibers. Berries can aid in weight loss.

    Berries are some of the main sources of anthocyanin that are known for their health benefits.

    Anthocyanins are what give berries their dark distinguished color. Scientific studies have shown that anthocyanin consumption is associated with protection from cardiovascular diseases.

    Red berries can then be a great diet for post-menopausal women. It was also found to reduce the mortality from heart disease and stroke. Anthocyanins were found to protect against cancers as well. That can be due to their antioxidant properties. A high intake of foods containing anthocynins is highly recommended for a better health.

    There are unique benefits to the different types of red berries.

    For example, strawberries were found to have high content of vitamin C that can promote the eye health and protect from cataract later on. Also vitamin C in addition to ellagic acid (a flavonoid) were found to promote skin elasticity. Strawberries consumption results in younger-looking healthy skin due to reducing the collagen breakdown and thus limiting wrinkles.

    In addition to its high fiber and antioxidants content, raspberries were found to be rich in manganese. It is a mineral that can improve the metabolism. They also promote the bone health as they increase the bone density. Therefore, they can protect from osteoporosis in post menopausal women. They can be used to alleviate pain in case of osteoporosis.

    Raspberries are of great value to women since they can prevent the growth of Candida albicans that causes vaginal infections. It is recommended to include raspberries in your diet. They are delicious enough to be used in smoothies, jams and other recipes.

    Cranberry juice can protect against urinary tract infections. It contains proanthocyanidins that prevent the attachment of bacteria to the urinary bladder. It can thus be of particular importance to pregnant women and to middle-aged ones. Using the same mechanism, cranberry can prevent tooth cavities. However, you must be cautious about using cranberry juice as it can interfere with drugs such as warfarin that is used for blood thinning.

    Red mulberries have vitamin C and fibers as well as a considerable amount of iron. This can help in the formation of red blood cells and therefore they can be of great value to those suffering from anemia. Their consumption during anemia should alleviate some of its symptoms. They have been used in Chinese medicine as blood tonic in order to purify the blood. Red mulberries also contain phosphorus and calcium that can improve the bone health.

    Red berries have so many benefits that can improve our overall health as well as beauty. They can maintain our youth and energy. They are delicious and beneficial fruits that should be included in our daily diet.

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  • 27Apr

    If you are actively following a celebrity doctor or certain related health websites, you’re probably already aware on what “inflammation” really is. You may also have heard about miracle treatments and cure for this medical condition, including a so-called “the anti-inflammatory diet.”

    Many people think that inflammation is the external sign of a problem like bruising, swelling, and bloating. Though it’s not wrong, inflammation actually plays a role on every major disease recorded today. These illnesses include depression, arthritis, heart conditions, diabetes, cancer and dementia.

    The reason why many researchers spend so much time studying and developing ways to counteract inflammation is because when it goes on for a long period of time, it may also trigger other diseases. Inflammation may be a natural immune response in the body, but it can also bring catastrophic effects.

    Acute Inflammation Is Natural, Chronic Is Not

    Inflammation, as mentioned above, is a natural immune response. It is your first line of defense against infections, injuries and other toxins.

    When your cells become distressed due to the presence of pathogens or injuries, your body releases chemicals that alerts your immune system. As soon as the immune system receives such a message, it sends inflammatory cells to trap and fight the foreign invaders. After that, healing can begin. As this process happens, your blood vessels are leaking fluids to the injury site which causes the redness, pain and swelling. Though uncomfortable, these symptoms are important for the healing process.

    Inflammation is a good thing, but too much of it can cause another kind of damage in your body called “chronic inflammation”. In this state, your body is always on high alert on sending fighting cells that can damage the good cells and tissues in your body.

    This kind of lasting damage can lead to severe damage in your major organs including the heart. For example, when inflammatory cells are situated on your blood vessels far too long, plaque buildup can occur. Plaque is considered a foreign object in your body, and even a tiny buildup of it can flare up inflammation even more. As the plaque continues to build up, it can thicken and harden your blood vessels making you a possible victim of a stroke or heart attack.

    Inflammation has a similar role on the blood circulation in the brain. It was long believed that inflammatory cells can’t pass through the blood brain barrier. But according to recent findings, these destructive cells do have the ability to infiltrate the barrier at times, especially when your body is somehow distressed.

    You Should Address It Immediately

    The reason why researchers and scientists find chronic inflammation to be a hot topic is because it has been correlated to almost all major disease processes, and understanding exactly how it causes the disease will pioneer better treatments and interventions on diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease.

    What Can Be Done Now

    Occasional inflammation will still occur as we are susceptible to other minor infections, injuries and allergies. Every little bruise or cut will lead to some level of inflammation, but it doesn’t mean we need to treat it with inflammatory medications all the time.

    As treatments like curcumin and piperine and other forms of health interventions are still being researched, what we all can do now to prevent chronic inflammation is change our lifestyle. A lot of unhealthy lifestyle factors have played a role in cellular inflammation. This includes drinking, smoking, gaining too much weight, physical and mental stress. These factors can be reduced if we dedicate our time to it.

    If you need a nutritionist or a doctor’s help, you can always find one that’s available.Smokers can consult physicians on smoking cessation plans. Overweight and obese individuals can get advice from professionals such as a nutritionist to help out with a proper diet, or a surgeon to start discussing options like weight loss surgery.

    Stress management should also be taken into consideration. There are techniques that you can do at home to alleviate stress – yoga can help de-stress the mind and body for instance.

    Every day, researchers are learning more about chronic inflammation and the physiological culprits behind it. Their target now is to find the missing links between major diseases and inflammation. But until there is a definite answer or solution to this problem, our best line of defense against it is controlling our diet and lifestyle.

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  • 25Mar

    Obesity is the biggest epidemic today, and the fact that many people are suffering from it only tells us that there needs to be a drastic change to be done. For most people, surgery may only be the answer to get back their life again. If you are considering to a surgery to make you lose weight, there’s a big chance that you are now being guided by your doctor on its pre-op and post-op preparation. However, no matter how prepared you are, most patients found that life after the procedure can be full of surprises. Here are some of the things that your doctor might have forgotten to mention.

    Experience Depression

    A study journal published by Yale University stated that 13% of patients that are studied experienced depression. This depression led to self-esteem issues, eating disorders, weaker social functioning and other behavioral issues. This only proves that even though patients undergo weight loss surgery, the link between obesity and depression is still there, and still needs treatment. Weight loss surgeries aren’t quick-fixes.

    Issue of Excess Skin

    The weight loss that happens post-op is gradual enough for the skin of the body to adjust slowly with the changes that’s happening. However, as most patients were morbidly obese, many people are still left with so much excess skin that only another surgery can correct. The worst part is, if the removal of excess skin isn’t deemed as “medically necessary”, no insurance company will pay for this expensive surgery.

    Bathroom-Related Issues

    Post-surgery, you are going to experience diarrhea at some point. They call this the “dumping syndrome” which is a result of poor food choices. It is associated with mild to severe symptoms such as nausea, cramping, lightheadedness, sweating, flushing, and audible sounds in the bowels. Loose stools, constipation and malodorous flatulence may occur as well.

    You Still Need To Exercise

    Many doctors will help you on how to eat right after the surgery. In fact, most doctors will also introduce you to the kind of lifestyle you need to be in. But as soon as the doctor clears you and allows you to include physical activities, you will be asked to get into an exercise routine, and gradually increasing the exercise every 4 to 6 weeks. The surgery only alters the anatomy of your stomach and intestine, other stored excess fat has to be burned the traditional way.

    No More Soda

    Your doctors will not allow you to put strain on your stomach. This means, you can’t be too full with food, and you also can’t have air on your stomach. Drinking soda introduces air in your belly, thus putting pressure and stress in your stomach. Most readmission of patients that undergone this weight loss surgery is usually die to dehydration. So, try to gradually drink lots of water.

    Strain on Relationship or Marriage

    A drastic change such as this can put emotional strains on your relationship. Post-op maintenance can be stressful and not many people can handle it. Aside from an expensive post-op medical care, the surgery may take its toll on the patient too. This means seeking guidance and emotional help through therapy can be stressful and costly.

    Risk of Alcohol Abuse

    There are many theories as to why weight loss surgery patients are vulnerable to alcohol abuse. Some physicians say that patients aren’t technically abusing alcohol. Instead, patients have higher peak alcohol levels due to the fact that they are more likely to reach those peak levels quicker.

    If you’re pondering on weight loss surgery, preparing on what will happen after is the key to achieving the weight loss you need. Make sure to tick all your questions and concerns with your doctor so as to avoid any unwanted surprises.

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  • 06Jan

    Ketones is the main compound (phenolic type) found in fruits belonging to the berry group.  Fruits like raspberry, blackberry and cranberries are rich in this chemical compound, but in raspberries this is found in its best form. This is the compound that gives the fruits that exotic aroma.

    Raspberry ketones are used for several purposes, especially for preparing different delicious deserts like ice cream, candy, colas, etc. The special aroma adds more to these dishes and gives them an unbeatable taste. However, raspberry ketones didn’t draw that much attention until anything was said about their weight reducing and fat burning capacity. There is a buzz around that raspberry ketones, if used properly, can reduce a noticeable amount of fat within a considerable time.

    Yet there is much to know

    However, it won’t be wise to try this natural compound without knowing about it in detail. Only after testing its effect on animals during extended research works, it was concluded raspberry ketones may reduce fat and it may help one to go slim easily in less time.

    When tested on animals (especially on mouse), the compound gave satisfying result. In animals like rabbit and mouse it worked faster to reduce fatty tissues, especially from the liver portion, but it is not sure yet that the compound will work in same rate, if tested on humans. As the phenolic compound it speeds up the fat burning process and helps in increasing BMR, thus, it is being presumed that the compound will work effectively on human body as well.

    1. Consultation is necessary

    Thus, the best option is to consult a specialist or with fitness professionals to be sure whether it will be effective to use this supplement or not. Only an expert can suggest the perfect doses and uses of the compound to get satisfying result, if they believe that it has that much potential to burn fat.

    1. How to use the compound

    It is quite interesting to know that 1kg of the fruit can produce only 0.63 mg of juice, in spite of looking very juicy and pulpy. Out of that 0.63 mg juice, only 0.42 mg of ketones compound can be extracted. Thus, following this calculation it is easy to guess that how much raspberries one should consume daily if he or she wishes to have the compound in natural form. In addition, absorbing natural raspberry to get that compound won’t be a pocket friendly idea.

    The easiest option is to take it in form of medicine or food supplement. Raspberry ketones supplements are now being produced in large quantity for those who aim to ahieve faster weight loss and a lean and thin figure. Many fitness experts say that if taken with your daily diet, raspberry ketones will work on human beings as well. However, one should not compromise with exercising and should not depend wholly on the ketones supplements to reduce body fat.

    Raspberry ketones syrup is also being produced, which is often used to process food. In fact, it is one of the most expensive food flavor components that are being used extensively in the food industry all over the world.  One kilo of this compound can cost as much as $20,000 and that is why it is often used in form of supplement, syrup, etc. Synthetic compound is comparatively cheaper and this is easily accessible.

    1. The Raspberry Ketone Diet

    The other way to consume raspberry ketone in large portion is to follow a raspberry ketone diet. It is thus said because the experts suggest following a nutritional diet, which contains the ketones compound in maximum. Let’s have a quick check on the possible benefits of following this particular diet chart.

    • Increases metabolism
    • Enhances the cardiovascular system
    • Increases the lipolysis rate
    • Increases the functionality of some hormones

    The diet is often available in form of tablets with maximum 125 mg of strength. Here it must be said that not even an adult should consume more than 200 mg of the compound. More consumption of the compound is unhealthy because instead of reducing weight it gives birth to other physical disorders.

    1. One Compound Several Benefits

    Experts who believe in the magical power of raspberry ketones also describe this as a multipurpose compound. According to them, one who is taking the compound on a daily basis not only burns fat, but also may get permanent relief from obesity. This is because the compound prevents further accumulation of those unhealthy fats. Using raspberry ketones one can also keep his or her growing appetite in control.

    1. Possible Side Effects

    The chemicals used in preparing raspberry ketones supplement influence the stimulant synepherine and that is why one may experience palpitation, high blood pressure, jittery etc. However, none of these symptoms sustain for more than one hour and when you get in the habit of taking the compound on regular basis you don’t experience all these again after sometimes.

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