Archive for February, 2010

Diabetes by Numbers

Three: there are in fact three types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, sometimes called juvenile diabetes because this is usually when the symptoms are first seen, is the body’s inability to produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes is when the body produces insulin but cannot make proper use of it. Gestational diabetes is a temporary illness developed during pregnancy, with type 2 diabetes symptoms.

18 Million: the number of Americans who suffer from diabetes symptoms in the US. The numbers of people diagnosed with diabetes is rising year upon year in this country, and around the world. Diabetes is a genetic disease and is not caused by bad diet or lifestyle habits. However the wrong diet can lead to obesity, which is a major cause of type 2 diabetes. Stress also does not cause diabetes, but it may aggravate diabetes symptoms in sufferers.

Two Hundred: If after fasting for eight hours your blood sugar level is 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or more then it is consistent with either type 1 or 2 diabetes. Normal blood sugar levels should be around 100mg/dL, whereas 125mg/dL or higher is defined as pre-diabetes and should be a source of concern. Once diagnosed, patients should begin diabetes treatment immediately to keep blood sugar levels under control.

Forty-five: is the percentage of kidney failures caused by diabetes. Having elevated blood sugar levels puts extra strain on the kidneys, whose job it is to filter the blood, and often lead to kidney disease or failure. This is why diabetes treatment to control blood sugar levels is so crucial.

92 billion: the number of dollars spent in the US on direct diabetes treatment and control in 2002. In 1997 the figure was $44 billion. People who suffer from diabetes spend on average 2.4 times as much on their healthcare than non-diabetics.

Learn the Right Ingredients to Look for in Choosing the Best Anti Aging Wrinkle Cream

If only you can stay youthful forever. If only it is possible to be 16 years old for the rest of your life, have those naturally rosy cheeks and soft smooth skin that’s just so irresistible. But unfortunately, there will come a time when your face will sag, your eye corners will wrinkle when you smile, and your forehead will be filled with fine lines that appear without even having to wrinkle your eyebrows.

People age and this is why an anti aging wrinkle cream becomes the best ally of every person who is nearing the age of 40s. Sometimes, people make that intimate connection with the youth bestowing cream on an even earlier age. While you may think that you don’t really need it, circumstances may push you to use it.

But when it comes to using an anti aging wrinkle cream, you should care to exercise utmost attention to product details. These days, the best products are those which combine the science of cosmetology with chemicals that naturally induce skin moisture and rejuvenate it back to its old glory. When choosing your anti aging wrinkle cream, the following ingredients are the ones you should look for:

1. Retinol

This is also commonly known as Vitamin A. The power of Retinol lies behind the fact that it is made up of anti-oxidants which effectively eliminate the toxins out of your skin regardless of how deep they have penetrated. Aside from this, Retinol also works further by repairing those skin layers wherein the forming of elastin and collagen happens. Elastin is a protein mineral normally found on your skin and it allows it to be elastic enough to regain its shape when stretched. Meanwhile, collagen helps tighten up your skin and gives it a naturally full shape.

Hair Loss: a Cause for Concern

The thinning of hair on the scalp is known as hair loss. In medical terminology it is referred to as alopecia which can be temporary or permanent. The most common form of hair loss occurs gradually and is known as androgenetic alopecia, a combination of hormones and heredity.

Other types of hair loss include alopecia areata, telogen affluvium and traction alopecia. Age is the most prominent cause of hair loss in both men as well as women, but is generally found to be more prominent in men.

Hair is made up of a protein called keratin. A single hair comprises of a hair strand, a root below the skin and a follicle from which the hair grows. The hair bulb is located at the lower end of the follicle which produces the hair’s pigment color or melanin.

It is normal to lose an average of 50-100 hairs a day as they tend to grow back in the same follicle. But if you are experiencing unusual or more hair loss accompanied by visibly thin or balding patches you need to visit your doctor. It is necessary to take sound medical advice and determine the exact reason for hair loss. Correct diagnosis will lead to the correct treatment and can aid in rectifying any underlying causes for the loss of hair.

Causes for Hair Loss:

There are several reasons for hair loss ranging from genetic tendencies and hormonal imbalance to ill health and poor nutrition. Some of the causes of hair loss are:

Relaxing music with healthy breathing (listen to the end) by Paul Collier

A breath of fresh air byPaul Collier © 2009 All rights reserved. DOWNLOAD NOW OUT!!! directly from me here… I hope you enjoy listening to my music, I value your ratings and comments. subscribing (click the yellow button above :) to my channel helps to keep my music in the YouTube search results for others to enjoy and notifys you when I upload brand new music also. I am unsigned/I do not have a record label so your support is vital to me and greatly appreciated! I am thankful to each and every SUBSCRIBER In my ongoing quest to compose the most relaxing music I possibly can, I had an idea that to further the relaxation deeper than by music alone, and adding alpha brainwave entrainment, why not also musically guide the breathing at the same time? This will (I hope) at least offer enough positive distractions to promote a healthy relaxation period clear of negative thoughts. What I really aim for with this piece is for the listener to “tune in” their bodys to the most relaxing vibrations, your brain activity slowed down gently to a healthy state, your breathing slowed to a healthy state, and the music I have composed to let you float along blissfully. This is my wish. I hope you will leave comments and rate this. I very much value your feedback. Please visit my website to DOWNLOAD my music directly from me. If you visit my YouTube channel page here… http you will be able to hear my latest compositions and listen to PLAYLISTS

Read the Labels on Anti Aging Creams

When you are shopping for and comparing labels on anti aging cream products, it can be very confusing. The names of the ingredients may seem foreign to you. You may wonder what these ingredients do and if they really work. Becoming familiar with some of the ingredients used in these products will help make comparing them easier and less confusing.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids exfoliate dead skin cells from the outer layers of your skin. When dead skin cells build up, it leaves you with a dull complexion. Exfoliating these cells will leave you with younger looking skin.

Alpha Lipoic Acid is one of the strongest antioxidants on the market. It is used in anti aging creams to counteract the damage done by free radicals.

Antioxidants, such as Vitamin A, C and E, are used to protect against the damage done by free radicals. These particles result from the oxidation of cells. Free radicals cause damage to the cells and have a part in the aging process. They are also thought to play a role in certain diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. Antioxidants bind free radicals and stop the damage done by these particles.

Beta Hydroxy Acids work in the same way as Alpha Hydroxy Acids. The main difference is that Beta Hydroxy Acids are less irritating to the skin. Salicylic acid is the most common beta hydroxy acid found in anti aging creams.

Botanicals are plant extracts that are used in many beauty products. Some of the common botanicals found in anti wrinkle creams are ginseng, aloe and gingko. These all have regenerative properties when used on the skin.

Coenzyme 10 is a nutrient found in the cells of the skin. It works to minimize wrinkles.