Thursday, April 29, 2010

Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

A gastroenterologist may recommend antibiotics such as Xifaxans for infection. It will be a good idea to ask your doctor for probiotics. They help promote growth of healthy bacteria and prevent bad bugs that cause bloating, gas and other symptoms if taken regularly. A Dannon Activia yogurt or Digestive Advantage supplements might also be recommended.
Since many people with IBS have problems with serotonin, drugs that work on serotonin can help. Those who suffer constipation, Zelnorm can help strengthen neurotransmission, making the gut goes faster, while those that suffer diarrhea, Lotronex is the best choice. It can also take away pain, bloating and discomfort.
Cutting back on lactose and fructose can trigger symptoms such as cramping, bloating and diarrhea. Limit hard-to-absorb sugar alcohols such as maltitol and xylitol as well. Fiber supplements can help ease constipation, but you might want to talk with your doctor about it.
IBS is often related to anxiety to most, so a trained hypnotherapist can help you learn how to relax which eases pain, bloating, diarrhea or constipation.
Hypnosis can also work best in conjunction with drugs and other life-style approaches.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

How's Your Social Networking Etiquettes?

In every social networking sites, it's either a helpful site for your career (or peer relationship) or you are annoying people in the process.
So, for example, "how is your Facebook manner?" Are you minding it? Are you following proper social-networking etiquettes?
If a networking site is designed to help members advance their careers such as LinkedIn and Plaxo for example, it's just okay to post your career updates. So, know your place.
If you are in a site such as Facebook, try to avoid bothering work connections with a barrage of personal details. Use privacy settings to limit their access to nonwork parts of your profile.
Share info, not hype. Show your expertise, not accomplishments. One or two work-related updates daily should be a maximum for most sites (except Twitter).
Don't accept a friend request from someone whom you don't know. If you're interested to connect with someone whom you never know, try finding things you have in common.
Ask your contacts/friends to be fans of your projects, but NOT to ask them to be fans of you personally.
Try adding personal message to your friend requests. Don't friend business contacts you've never met.
Create a Facebook page for business, but DON'T automatically import friends to that page.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Cosmetology Courses With Regency

Regency Beauty Institute had gone a long way when it comes to providing beauty education to all its deserving students. No wonder, they are now one of the nation's leading beauty schools and still expanding.
Regency Beauty Institute primarily exists because of their students. It exists so that they can be able to deliver strong technical platform and provide creative freedom to the students.
With the current ongoing expansion, you can now visit a cosmetology school in Texas, which is not just a typical beauty school. It is considered to be a school built with modern, salon-like style managed by professionals. If you are based in Texas, the good news is that Regency Beauty Institute has currently 7 campus locations in the state and soon will be opened at Round Rock and Houston. Beauty life will just be getting better and better in Texas, don't you think? ;)
Hey, and did you know that regency graduates are widely recognized and highly sought anywhere throughout the US? So, start enriching your career now. Regency might be the perfect place for you!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Can An Addiction Be Stopped By Injection?

Tom Kosten, a psychiatrist from Baylor College of Medicine developed a treatment on breaking the cycle of rehabilitation and relapse regarding the addiction to cocaine.
The first placebo-controlled clinical trial for a cocaine addiction vaccine was recently completed by Kosten. This vaccine contains a cocaine molecule attached to the surface of an inactive cholera toxin protein which temporarily blocks the effects of the drug.
After getting the vaccine, the body generates antibodies that reacts to the cholera protein and the cocaine. If a cocaine enters the bloodstream, the antibodies will bind to it and neutralize it before it reaches the brain to cause the release of neurotransmitter dopamine, the process that makes users feel high.
Kosten's study found out that 50% of cocaine users had cocaine-free urine when tested 8-16 weeks after getting the vaccine, compared with 35% of those who received a placebo shot.
On the other hand, a problem revealed by the trial was that only 38% of those vaccinated developed high levels of antibodies against cocaine; Kosten is now working to increase the vaccine's antibody regeneration. Another thing is, - the vaccine's protection seems to only last for only 2 months.
According to Kosten, users are recommended to receive booster shots every few months for at least 2 years to make complete recovery from the addiction.

Kosten is also developing vaccines against heroine, nicotine and methamphetamine.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Protect Your Dogs From Cold!

Your dog's natural fur cot may still have its limits during the winter. Dogs are not recommended to be taken out when the temperature is 20F or lower, unless for a quick toilet trip. (For cats: don't let them out. They can't tolerate that cold!)
Protect your doggies while he's out by shoveling a path to his favorite spot so he won't have to walk through the snow.
Be sure to check his shelter if he lives outside, and make sure the shelter is off the ground. Insulate it with dry straw and blankets. If the temperature is below 20F, let him inside your home.
Always keep your doggie leashed during cooler temperatures because dogs tend to lose their scent and go missing in the snow.
Call your vet if your dog shows sign of frostbite. Signs can be skin turning into red, white, gray or black or that he's limping on his foot. You should let him inside and never let him out if you suspect he has frostbites.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Ways To Keep More of Your Cash

In today's economy, life seems to be getting more tough. Families that live pay check to paycheck and don't have any savings are the ones being pinched. The soar rocketing essential expenses keeps going higher and, health care, education, etc...aaagghh!
No wonder.
Perhaps, the following can help us save money on the big bills:
  1. Mortgage Makeover. - the monster in the room as most families would say. To take control of this "monster" at home, consider refinancing your mortgage with an old-fashioned fixed-rate note if you have an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM). Switching to a fixed rate will raise your monthly payment, but it never increases. over time, with inflation, in effect you'll be paying less. A fixed-rate mortgage allows you to pay your debt in cheaper and cheaper dollars, and as your income rises, you can then put extra money on your mortgage and pay it off sooner.
  2. Education Options. - Look for quality institutions in your area or consider a local 4-year college and save on room and board. Another option will be a community college for the first 2 years where tuition is bargain basement, then to a state school or private university later. parents should give priority to their retirement savings over college funds since there are no loans, scholarships and grants for surviving your senior years.
  3. Health care. - you might wanna consider enrolling with health Savings Accounts (HSAs) offered by your employer. You can deposit your deductible amount (up to certain limits) in a tax-free account that grows. This way, you don't lose your money if you remain healthy. You can withdraw your money for medical expenses without taxes as long as you live. Then, you can withdraw the money once you are 65 or older without any penalty, but with a tax payment if it is used for non medical purposes.
  4. Food Bill. - You can still eat healthy, and paying less ;).
  5. Gas Consumption. - Hybrid cars with excellent mpg's save money in city driving (stop-and-go city traffic). Forget driving in a highway though, the extra cash outlay for the hybrid doesn't make sense.
  6. Electricity Consumption. - Any energy-efficient upgrades you make on your home can possibly qualify for a federal tax credit. Energy Star-rated windows and doors generally can qualify for the credit, offsetting the higher cost of these products. You won't get the credit, unless you claim it, - so go and check
  7. Shop Smart. - Follow the "cost-per-wear" rule. When you see something that you like, ask yourself; - "How many times am I going to wear this in a year?" it should cost no more than $3 per wear, ideally :). To find the best deals online, check or for printable coupons you can take to the store.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Golden Investment

To buy gold bars as means of investment is an absolute must for anyone who is serious about safeguarding his/her savings.
There are several risks involved if you are not aware of the common mistakes most people commit ending up losing all their hard earned money.
As long as you have the proper knowledge, you can be able to master the ins and outs of the gold market which can enable you to even increase your wealth.

There are at least some things you need to learn and avoid when buying gold, as well as there are also certain things you should be aware of that certain gold dealers don't want you to know. These things when unlearned will be "mistakes" that would change your life for the worst.

This is the reason why the United States Gold Bureau is always ready to help and assist gold investors from beginning to end of the entire process. They are your trusted gold authority when it comes to gold investments. Call them today at 1-800-775-3504 or check their website.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Energy-Boosting Foods

They have the right combo of carbs, protein and fat. These foods are worth considering to boost your energy up ;).
  • handful of dried fruits and nuts.
  • 1 tbsp. of peanut butter on whole-wheat crackers.
  • sliced veggies dipped in hummus
  • air-popped popcorn sprinkled with shredded Parmesan cheese.
  • fruit smoothie made with low-fat yogurt or milk.
  • low-fat cottage cheese with fruit and almonds
  • pita chips with bean dip and sliced avocado.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Boost Your Energy

First things first, there's no substitute for rest. So, sleep well! You need at least 7-9 hours of sleep a night. To make the most of whatever sleep you can get, give yourself at least 30 minutes to wind-down at night. Watching TV or surfing the web until you go bed just stimulate your brain instead of calming it. Good options would be a book or magazine which will help you doze off more quickly and sleep more soundly.

Eat often. Here's the deal: Your body needs food every 3-4 hours to keep blood sugar levels (and energy) stable. Eat foods with high carbs for a fast boost, including fat and protein which stick with you longer to keep energy up. As much as possible, avoid saturated or trans fats which can stiffen blood vessels for hours. If blood vessels are not dilating properly, circulation slows down which means your body doesn't get oxygen.

Exercise a little. Don't complain you're too tired to exercise. Working out increases energy levels. Physical activity releases dopamine and endorphins into your brain which are natural uppers, plus you get extra oxygen flowing through your body. So, get at least 30 minutes of heart-pumping activity daily. Walking is the most simple yet effective, and you don't need a lot of equipment to get started.

Cut those things from your list you don't need to do. Every task you do is energy saved as long as it makes you happy, benefits you or earn you needed money in any other profound way.
Do one thing at a time. Chronic multitasking can be one reason why sometimes you feel exhausted.

Flick off your worry switch. Your mind sometimes end up zooming like a hamster on a wheel and here comes the stress hormones...oh. no! As much as possible, get these issues out of your head. Findings hs found out that keeping them to yourself increases anxiety.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Protect Your Savings With Gold

If you are considering an investment for the protection of your hard earned savings or financial wealth, perhaps, you may want to check all about gold investment.
Gold investment is a serious business and to many, it is not as easy as you think. To that, I agree. But all kind of big investments need serious decision-making and more than enough knowledge to know the entire process before considering into one, - and gold investment is one of those.
If you want to go into an investment that would protect your wealth against inflation and at the same time you can still take control of your money and you want to create a legacy of your wealth, then, it's time to buy gold bullion.
Dd you know that owning gold is the safest way to protect your private wealth? it's a great investment potential. Investing in other markets is not the same as when you invest on gold because owning a gold offers flexible options.
The United States Gold Bureau is always ready to help you with the entire process regarding the ins and outs of the gold market. You can reach them at 1-800-775-3504 for assistance.