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Aero Pilates Performer 295 – The Total Body Workout

For years, I have been a cardio buff. On any given day, I can be seen on my bicycle, in-line skates, or running shoes. However, that is about to change. After 30 some years of chronic cardio abuse through running, I decided that I needed to mix up my training. Mark Sisson, the founder of the Primal Blue Print suggests spending about 6 hours a week doing various cardio work out routines. Doing Pilates is a great way to mix up the work outs and do what fitness expert call shock treatment. I discovered Pilates reformer exercises that I can do at home and I am hooked!

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re almost ready to plunk down a few hundred dollars for a Aero Pilates Reformer Machine. The Stamina Aero Pilates Pro reformer series of machines give you one of the most hard-core workouts that your money can buy. These incredible machines are safe, very efficient, comfortable, and easy-to-use. Most important, they give the results that you are looking for. The machines help you to burn fat, get a cardio workout, and build up your core muscle groups. I bet most people wish they could help control appetite. Sorry, that one is on you!

The reviews for the Aero Pilates are nothing short of rave. Most people admit that using a Pilates reformer machine is an intelligence choice for overall physical fitness. It is an all-encompassing use of the Pilates method. Stamina is the leader and most respected manufacture of reformers in the world. But don’t just take my word on it. Do your own homework and find out why it’s the best workout. Amazon is a great place to find reviews that are written by real people. You will find grammatical errors, spelling errors, and just an overall real excitement that only and and user could write. In my opinion, if the review is written perfectly, then it’s just a staged fake review.

I’m very partial to the Stamina pro performer 295. The big selling point for me is a cardio rebounder. Rebounding is well known among fitness buffs forgiven a great low-impact cardio workout. With the Stamina Aero Pilates performer you will be able to get your heart rate going as effectively as with the treadmill and at the same time work more muscle groups. Additionally, it’s very gentle on your joints, and since your lying on your back, the effect of gravity and the concussion it causes on your legs, spying, and hips is going to be minimized. This machine is really like a mini trampoline or rebounder-both which I’m very fond of.

The Pilates method focuses on using your entire body as a whole unit, not dividing it into separate parts like many bodybuilders do. This machine will work your entire body.

The design of the system is incredible. The performer features 3 heavy duty plastic cords that provide for levels of work of resistance. One of the resistance cords is the power cord for 40% more resistance. It has all true smooth ball bearing rollers that allow the platform to glide gently through the track frame. It has an adjustable padded head rest, adjustable hand and foot ropes and foam shoulder pads.

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You Can Heal Your Body From Hypothyroidism Naturally!

Over five million Americans have it, and it is estimated that over ten percent of women suffer from it. While the disease is very common, it also has harsh side effects. The disease basically means that you have a sluggish thyroid, which keeps your body from metabolizing properly. The most common symptom among people who have hypothyroidism is that they constantly feel tired or sluggish. Other symptoms of the disease include hair loss, weight gain, increased difficulty losing weight, brittle hair, hair loss, dry skin, an inability to tolerate the cold, frequent muscle aches, constipation, depression, abnormal menstrual cycles and a decreased libido.

The good news is that you can actually help boost your energy naturally by getting a better lifestyle. By doing this, you will feel more healthy overall and you will even lose weight! If you have a good lifestyle, your body will be healthy and well maintained, and you will recover from illness more quickly, weigh less, respond to stress better, and just feel better overall. The first thing that you can do to help your hypothyroidism is to change your diet.

Most typical American diets consist of many highly processed foods and not nearly enough fruits and vegetables. Although many things can contribute to the onset of hypothyroidism, many people hypothesize that an overload of toxicity within the body is a major cause of the disease. But you can cleanse your body by simply changing your diet. First of all, avoid iodized salt. Instead, use Celtic salt, Japanese salt, or a good quality sea salt. Next, it will help if you eat more things with coconut in them. It does not matter whether you eat the nut meat, oil, or milk, all of these will have the same positive effect on your body. Also, eat more fish will increase healthy fatty acid needed by the body.

But the most important thing that you can do to help your body naturally heal itself from hypothyroidism is to eat more green vegetables and fresh fruits! There are a few vegetables in the cabbage family that will actually worsen your hypothyroidism. These include brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, kale, mustard greens and spinach. You can still eat these, just make sure that you eat it moderation. Vegetables that will combat hypothyroidism include leafy greens, alfalfa, carrots, green peppers, watercress, beets, celery, parsley, sprouts, and seaweed.

Since it is sometimes hard to consume so many fruits and vegetables in one day, a wonderful option is to juice the fruits and vegetables. Juicing gives you all the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are in the fruits and vegetables without filling you up as fast. For example, it takes a whole bag of carrots to make one glass of carrot juice. Delicious and healthy juices you can add to your diet can be made of any blend of apples, cranberries, alfalfa, apricots, grapefruits, pineapple, kelp, grapes, celery, carrots, or grapes.

Finally, be sure to avoid as many processed and refined foods as you can. Avoid antihistamines, chlorine faucet water, fluoride, and iodine. People who switch to this diet find that their cholesterol plummets and that they lose a ton of weight! Although it can initially be a hard adjustment, most people find that in the long run, it is well worth it. They look and feel so much better, and they can even wear jeans that they fit into way back in college!

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Yes, I Am Ready, I Am Always Ready

Getting what you want is a matter of persistence. Whatever the situation, or whatever I need to deal with, I remain ready and always ready to get what I want. It is also a deep principle of auto suggestion and hypnosis with yourself also to be consistently ready for an opportunity when it comes. Sometimes the opportunity may come “too immediately” and sometimes you have to wait and look, but it is always somehow there, even if it comes in a strange or unusual form that does not seem like the ideal waiting to happen.

Once, Napoleon Hill told a story about a man named Edward C. Barnes, who wanted to be an associate of Thomas Edison on one of his major ideas or inventions very badly. He was, but he waited five years for it to happen, and it was one of the first “answering machines” known at that time as the Ediphone. The Ediphone seemed like a silly ideas to most of those looking for a great idea to go with Edison on, but not to Mr. Edward C. Barnes, he saw with alacrity and alertness the reward for his persistence and goal oriented work.

I will get to the point of the above, quickly, and I will repeat some of the first paragraph doing it: Getting what you want is a matter of persistence. Reality is friendly to us if we meet it halfway in effort, patience, understanding and tolerance. I am not saying anything about plodding away unrealistically without direction either. I am saying realistically pursue a real goal that is desired and is within your reach.

Another anecdote: I was listening to Beverly “Zig” Ziglar today a few minutes before writing this article and listening well. Sure, I listen to many such programs, right now I am listening to Eugene Tognacci read the Roy Herbert Jarrett book “It Works” and a few hours before that I was listening to a couple of other programs of this nature. Anyhow, that is beside the point. If you are going to genuinely meet reality halfway you have to understand fully those who have met it fully before in the way that you wanted to before you meet it yourself and if you are an original do it the best you can do it at full conscious power, no matter what.

That brings me to a point, the pioneer in anything is the best thing in existence, especially when they are doing their best. For, indeed, that is what I mean by always ready. Like Sal Amato in the “Eddie and the Cruisers” sequel said, play it the best you can play it, that is the secret. To get the results you want genuinely, you must consistently do it the best you can do it and be a perfectionist in the right way, in that you get what you want and do it to the specifications of nobody else. I will leave you room to think, so I end here.

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Cosmetics in Everyday Life

Cosmetics have been in high demand for long, but change in social norms due to advancement in technology and fashion trends has raised the demand and glamor of cosmetics use to considerable height. The use of cosmetics has gained popularity in all walks of life, and all age groups. Previously it was the younger generation only which had the use of everyday cosmetics as a central activity in their social life cycle.

The use of cosmetics has become such a necessity that not anyone can avoid its use anymore. The increase in social activities, functions, parties, dating, relationships, media appearances, and gatherings has multiplied the demand of cosmetics by many times. People have now choices of personal brands, according to likes, age, skin color, and profession.

The sudden rise of cosmetics popularity has led to more innovations and related industries are now putting more resources into research, social surveys, advertising, and mass production. Thus, a whole new cycle of economic boom has evolved. The talcum powders and face creams were once the only candidates to be considered into cosmetics category, but now a number of new items have made a huge list. To look beautiful is everyone’s desire. Varieties like shampoos, beauty soaps, deodorants, conditioners, skin cleansing creams, face lotions, body lotions, perfumes, nail polish, sun-screens, quick blushers, moisturizers, eye shades, lipsticks, lip gloss sticks, lip liner, eye pencils, eye liners, mascara, kohl liners, foundation, face powder, hair gel, glitter, and toners can be found on dressing table of any girl.

Manufacturers have introduced separate line of brands and products for hair, skin, face, skin problems, and beauty enhancement. The lavish and glamorous advertising has attracted the masses. With such a huge variety, one has to take extra care while selecting the right products for him or her. The requirements and needs of every individual are different. It depends on many factors including age, taste, personality suiting, skin nature, and dressing patterns.

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Exercise Provides Us Protection From The Disease

It is said that a perfect mind resides in a perfect body. Yes, we know about the significance of daily exercise. It is very important to know how to consider the importance of exercise in the life. Routine exercise is the very valuable element to the slim and smart body. We cannot deny the significance of exercise and not to refuse how to useful for us. We should set the time for exercise early in the morning more than thirty to sixty minutes. Exercise specialists suggest a chart for all parts of the body to warm up. Simply, a common man knows the benefits of exercise including:

1. Provide the protection from the disease.

2. Reduce the heart attack chances.

3. Improve your stamina and building stronger muscle.

4. Protection from obesity and gives the confidence to succeed in all fields of life.

Daily exercise is so important against the dangerous disease like blood pressure, heart attack, obesity, diabetes, constipation and up the cholesterol level. All the above diseases are dangerous for health. Today’s man wants to know about the threat of life because of the disease. Every part of the body works in proper ways and provides a right line to maintain the muscles. When we take an exercise that calories burn in the body and turn into heat. It works as a fuel in the body. When our body does not burn the calories. As a result, we get the extra fat. It is the main cause of obesity. Obesity is causes of heart disease and diabetes. If we will not take exercise in timely and regular basis that we will be many parts of the disease.

Constipation is another harmful disease that is a cause of many diseases. We can say it is a mother of the disease. Obesity, heart disease, diabetes and raise the cholesterol level is all the causes of constipation. Those people who do not take exercise on a daily basis are suffering the fatal disease. Exercise is the only source to reduce the level of all harm of life.

Regular exercise builds your muscle and confidence will be very high in the eyes of the girls. You are a prominent person in any party due to an attractive sexy body. Your resistance level will be very high. You can achieve the target due to a confidence level.

I hope, you will have known about the importance of exercise and you will join the gym immediately. Daily exercise will be part of your life.

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Mentally Passing A Driving Test

Nowadays, driving is considered as a very important skill. You could use this skill in cases of emergencies or even for something as simple as getting a change of scenery. Some people learned to drive by enrolling in driving schools while others were taught by their parents or friends. In any case, you would soon require a driver’s license to be considered as road-worthy. This can be accomplished by passing a driving test.

It is not surprising that you would become apprehensive when taking a driving test for the first time. Even if you are confident in you driving abilities, you may still feel nervous or anxious. This is quite normal especially if you are one of those people who hate failing in anything. On the other hand, the seriousness of the test can naturally make you worry. Aside from passing a written exam, you will also have to succeed in the practical test. Becoming apprehensive would certainly make you look unprepared.

Driving tests are relatively easy to pass as long as you have prepared for it physically and psychologically.

When preparing for a driving test, you should try getting enough sleep the night before to help you fell refreshed and relaxed the following day. Getting enough sleep would guarantee that your concentration is at its best. To be mentally prepared for your driving test, you should review what you have learned at least two days before. You can even ask a friend to help you with your reviews.

Aside from these, you will have to deal with your nervousness and anxiety. They can be managed through relaxing techniques such as breathing deeply, exercising or meditating. Once you are relaxed you can focus on your driving test effectively. In some cases, the anxiety is so intense that you might feel like you will never be able to finish the written driving test and perform well in the practical part. If this happens, you can always try hypnotherapy before taking the test.

A relatively new technique n treating anxiety, hypnotherapy involves hypnotizing the person and making suggestions to the subconscious. It is believed that when a person is hypnotized, the subconscious is more receptive of ideas. A qualified hypnotist can determine the cause of your anxiety and try to manage it. As soon as you wake up, you will be less anxious of the driving test. Hypnotherapy works best if you undergo at least three sessions.

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Waxing Hair Removal Infections

If you are considering having a waxing treatment then the last thought you’ll probably think about is getting an infection. It is not uncommon to feel some irritation or discomfort during and after the treatment, but what else can go wrong?

One story that you may want to read before you go ahead is that of a lady in New York City who visited a waxing hair removal salon. After having the wax treatment, the woman happened to experience a fever. But that’s not all. She also felt pain and chills. She felt them in her left thigh. At the beginning, she simply thought that she might have caught a cold. Yet, after 5 days without getting any better, she consulted a doctor.

The doctor’s diagnosis was shocking. She was informed that she had cellulitis. Cellulitis is an infection caused by bacteria in the skin as well as its underlying tissue. One of the doctors stated that she could have lost the use of her legs!

Once diagnosed, she had to stay in the hospital for a fortnight. It took her months to recover both physically and emotionally. It turned out that the woman was not the only one who had to go to the hospital after undergoing such a waxing treatment. 2 other women in New Jersey also had the same experience. These women had to go to hospital after undergoing a Brazilian wax treatment. The worst case happened when a woman, who suffered from diabetes type 1, nearly died due to the bacterial infection after the waxing.

Waxing can be a risky business at times since when the wax if removed it pulls away dead skin and can cause tiny abrasions and tears. It is these tiny access points that let bacteria in. Waxing can also be used to remove pubic hair which helps to protect sensitive and easily infected areas.

The most problematic scenario arises when waxing creates inflammation of the skin and this leads to trapping the bacteria beneath the skin. Nevertheless, all these things do not necessarily mean that there is no way to avoid them.

While undergoing a waxing hair removal treatment, patients should keep in mind the following:

  • Choose the facility to undergo a waxing treatment carefully. Go and visit the location to make sure it is clean and hygienic and that the aesthetician has a license.
  • Speak to the specialist about the different waxes that can be used and which might be right for you. A hard wax may be more gentle and adhere well to the skin, while other waxes can be sticky and cause a lot of discomfort to the treated person.
  • Pay attention to the hygiene of the aesthetician’s hands. You should make sure they clean their hands regularly, use gloves and sterilized equipment.
  • A topical antibiotic cream should be applied for several days after wax treatment to prevent irritation.
  • Patients should also check periodically to see whether they develop rashes, have experienced tiny cuts or tears, have inflamed ingrown hairs after a waxing hair removal session. Any of these can result in infection if not careful.

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How to Get Ready For a Bodybuilding Show

My Preparation for 2004 Bodybuilding Contests

Back in the day (1996-1999), I had it pretty easy getting ready for shows, much to the envy of those who knew me. I would “diet” by having only one Snickers a day and still be in great shape. I was winning my weight class in almost every show and taking a few overall titles as well. In 2000 and 2001, I had a wake up call at the Team Universe, finishing no better than 9th. Then in 2002, I had mild success in a couple of NPC shows, but still hadn’t achieved my 1990’s-level of conditioning. I was now in my thirties and figured my career was slowly winding down. After six months of mono in 2003, and no competitions, I realized that this year was going to be my swan song. With that mentality in mind, I picked two shows to prepare for-one in September and one in October-to go “gently into that good night”.

The first show would be the INBF Karen Miller Klassic in Youngstown, Ohio, on September 11. I started my pre-contest nutrition program 17 weeks out. The first month included a cheat meal once a week, which I still can get away with, as I tend to lose too much weight too fast (at least that’s my rationalization!). At 12 weeks out, here is my “diet”:

Meal 1

6 egg whites + 1 yolk

½ cup oatmeal

Meal 2

8 oz. red meat or 3 scoops protein powder

7 rice cakes

Meal 3

6-8 oz. wheat pasta

7 oz. chicken

Meal 4 (post-workout)

6 scoops recovery powder

Meal 5

8 oz. red meat or turkey

white or brown rice microwaveable bag

Meal 6

7 oz. chicken or 8 oz. red meat

Totals:

2975 calories

310 g-protein

335 g-carbs

41 g-fat

Now that I look back at this, I am surprised that I ate this bad (relatively speaking). However, I was still losing body fat, and continued this way for a while. Admittedly, my fast metabolism has always allowed me to get away with things most competitors cannot do. Not this time! I had met my match. Here is what my next phase looked like:

Meal 1

6 egg whites + 6 oz. red meat or 8 oz turkey or 8 oz chicken + 1-2 kiwi

Meal 2

2 scoops protein powder + 1 scoop BCAA

Meal 3

10 oz chicken or 10 oz turkey + 2-3 cups salad

Meal 4

same as 2

Meal 5

10 oz chicken or 10 oz turkey or 8 oz red meat + 2-3 cups salad

(Meal 6 when needed)

9 egg whites

OR

Hi Carb Meal (Mon & Thurs)

A typical day yielded around 1550 calories; 300 grams of protein; 37 grams of carbohydrates; 25 grams of fat (all values not including supplements). Well, it worked! I was getting leaner by the day and ended up at 5% bodyfat the week of the contest. The Friday before the show I weighed in at 184, and found out I was the only lightheavyweight! At least I won my class. I also ended up winning the overall. It had been several years since I had accomplished that feat. I was now ready for my next show: the Natural Northern USA in three weeks.

However, between shows, Suzanne, my wife, was going to be running a marathon….in Maui. Somehow, I had to figure out how to stay focused and disciplined for those ten days. It presented a dilemma as to how to help her and be there for her event, while still staying the course for my event. Everyday presented a new challenge. Even simple things like walking the beach would wear me out. I wasn’t much fun. She understood, though, and I will always remember the sacrifices she made on my behalf.

We arrived home with seven days to get ready for Cleveland. I was down to 4.5%, and had achieved the best shape of my life (at least as a lightheavy). I stayed on exactly the same diet between shows. I weighed in at 181, certainly at the bottom of the weight class, but was confident that I had prepared to the best of my ability.

At prejudging, I was sure I placed 3rd-5th based on callouts. It was one of the toughest classes I had ever competed against (and this was my 16th show!). To my sincere shock, I won the class by just a few points. The overall winner (Shiloe Steinmetz) certainly had me beat on pure muscle, but several judges told me that I had had the better physique (symmetry, aesthetics, conditioning), which made me feel good.

Some other key points:

o As mentioned above, my metabolism affords me to do very little, if any, cardio work. This year I did perform two days of either stair climbing, or sprint/plyometric work. I like this kind of activity, regardless of an upcoming bodybuilding show. It also granted me the exclusion of doing direct leg work with weights for most of the contest prep.

o I am not a proponent of dropping water, or sodium, before a contest. I drank 2.5 gallons of water each Friday before the show, as well as continued to salt my foods. The only change was the addition of potassium Wed-Sat. I lose water through sweating, not so much through dietary changes.

o My strength training also does not change until the very last week. My split looks like this:

o Day 1=back

o Day 2=hams/calves OR sprints/stairs

o Day 3=chest/biceps

o Day 4=abs/quads OR plyometrics/stairs

o Day 5=delts/traps/triceps

o My training philosophy is very instinctual, therefore, I never do the same workout twice in a row. In fact, I never plan any workout, other than the body part(s) I am going to perform that day.

o I train in a non-traditional, undulating periodization model. A once popular European model for Olympic athletes has migrated to the United States and has been applied to American athletes (although it has limited application to bodybuilders). There are numerous texts and articles for more details on this philosophy. I have tailored the different cycles found within periodized models to include variety within a workout as well as between workouts. With that said, it is unrealistic for me to outline a typical workout regimen, but this will give you some idea (upper body only).

Back

-¾ deadlifts 4 x 6

-Front pulldowns 3 x 12

-One arm high pulley row 3 x 10

-High Hammer row 3 x 20

Chest

-Incline barbell press 4 x 6

-Incline dumbbell press 3 x 10

-Hammer decline press 3 x 20

-Pec deck 3 x 12

Biceps

-Seated dumbbell curl 3 x 10

-One arm preacher curl 3 x 12

-Hammer curl 3 x 15

Shoulders

-Seated dumbbell press 4 x 8

-Seated dumbbell side raise 4 x 12

-Seated dumbbell rear fly 4 x 15

Traps

-Seated machine shrug 4 x 8

-Behind-the-back barbell shrug 3 x 15

Triceps

-Seated preacher curl 3 x 10

-Cable pushdown 3 x 12

-One-arm dumbbell extension 3 x 15

This is my off-season, as well as pre-contest, style of training. The only exception is that rest intervals decrease (i.e. 60-90 seconds) considerably during a pre-contest mode. I must re-iterate that the above is what I believe works for me. It has a loose base in scientific theory, but more than anything, it is grounded in anecdotal evidence.

This year has been a learning experience, just like every year since my first show in 1990! As I get older, and hopefully smarter, I enjoy the process, the learning, the challenge, much more than the outcome. It is nice to win, but that is only one night, and not up to me anyway. All the weeks leading up to the contest are in my control, and I cherish each small victory along the way.

I am undecided as to whether I will continue to compete. It is hard to just “turn it off”, and train for the hell of it! My goals now become more intrinsic-just to keep getting better, not necessarily bigger. By virtue of my achievements this year, I now have more questions than answers….

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How to Increase Your Male Libido Naturally

To increase male libido naturally, you should try the supplements outlined here – not only will they increase male libido they will also make you feel happier and healthier.

So here are the best supplements for increasing male libido:

· L argentine

This nutrient is highly important for peak sexual performance. In fact, it is probably the most effective natural supplement for increasing male libido.

Current studies support the use of argentine supplements to ensure that nitric oxide secretion is sufficient to keep blood flowing to the penis.

Nitric oxide insufficiency can stop the penis from becoming erect, as it relaxes smooth muscles in the penis during sexual stimulation, allowing increased blood flow to the penis – so it’s needed to produce and sustain an erection.

A study published in 1994 showed an 80 percent improvement in the erectile function of men given 2.8 grams of argentine a day for two weeks.

· L Tyrosine

Supports and assists neurotransmitters in the brain. Reduced levels of L-Tyrosine are present when your body’s under stress, aged, or tired.

L-Tyrosine supplementation helps reduce stress, improves mental alertness, and enhances mood, which in many instances manifests itself in increased male libido.

· Gingko Bilbao

Used to improve blood flow around the body, and functions as an anti-oxidant in the body.

Ginkgo is a standard herbal remedy for male sexual dysfunction and increasing male libido, due to its affect on blood circulation.

· Ginseng

Korean Ginseng – used in China as a sexual balancer and revitalizing tonic for over 7000 years – an adaptogen, and believed to help maintain balance in the body and help the body adapt to stress.

Korean Ginseng is widely known for its ability to boost energy (including sex drive) and support the immune system.

As an adaptogen, it also helps you adapt to physical or emotional stress and fatigue.

Ginseng also has a normalizing effect on hormone imbalances, and boosts metabolic rate, as well as improving blood flow to the genitals.

· Selenium

Selenium – believed to be good for sperm production and mobility – nearly 50% of the selenium in a man is in the testes and seminal ducts; men lose selenium in their semen.

Getting enough selenium is therefore vital for peak sexual performance and male libido.

· Zinc

Zinc is required for the production of testosterone, and the zinc content of the prostate gland and sperm, is higher than in any other body tissues.

A deficiency of zinc is associated with numerous sexual problems, including sperm abnormalities and prostate disease.

Zinc not only helps produce testosterone, but also helps to maintain semen volume and adequate levels of testosterone, therefore maintaining sex drive and keeping sperm healthy.

· Magnesium

Magnesium is a trace mineral that is important for the production of sex hormones such as androgen, estrogen and neurotransmitters that modulate the sex drive – such as dopamine and nor epinephrine.

· Essential Vitamins

Vitamin A

Helps regulate the synthesis of the sex hormone progesterone.

Vitamin B1

Thiamine (B1) is essential for optimal nerve transmission and energy production throughout the body – which means it’s essential for sex.

Vitamin C

Participates in the synthesis of hormones that are involved in sex and fertility: androgen, estrogen and progesterone

Vitamin E

Often referred to as the sex vitamin, is a powerful anti-aging antioxidant that protects cell membranes from free-radical damage.

Vitamin E is also required for the synthesis of hormones, and hormone like substances known as prostaglandin.

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Hair Extensions and Excess Shedding Issue

Hair Extensions Shedding

Getting hair extensions can be very involved. There are many different methods available, many different types and qualities of hair to use and many different stylists to choose from. Hair Extensions are not something that you should rush into without thoroughly checking things out. Many things can go wrong if they are not properly attached, removed and maintained.

One issue that may come up with hair extensions is shedding. Shedding starts at the point of attachment. There are many different ways that the hair extensions can be attached. When the point where they were attached becomes loose, the hair extension will slip and fall out of the hair. Sometimes the natural hair will come out as well. Some shedding is to be expected. Here is a question from a woman that had this issue.

Hair Extension Question:

I have extensions that were fused into my hair using the strand method. I have had hair extensions before and it seems that I always have problems with excess shedding for some reason. I don’t have a hair thinning problem and my hair is fairly thick. I was wondering if maybe my stylist should use the hair with the glue that is already on the tips along with the regular glue she uses in the gun. Would this make the extensions more secure? I love having hair extensions, but within 3 weeks I am ready for a fill. I don’t think they should shed this much

Answer:

I’m sorry that you are having problems with your extensions falling out. This can be a very common problem with some hair extension methods. I am not a professional cosmetologist, so I cannot offer you a professional opinion. But I have done extensive research on hair extensions and I can share with you some of the information I have learned.First of all, it is normal to lose some extensions and need filling in. Most hair extensions methods require monthly maintenance visits to address this type of problem. However, if you are losing a lot of the extensions, something else may be wrong.There can be 3 reasons why your extensions are falling out.1. Your hair is not strong enough to hold the hair. (You did not mention whether the extensions are pulling out your natural hair when they fall out.)2. Your hair for whatever reason (perhaps too oily, dry, etc.) is not working well with the glue that your stylist has used.3. The extensions are not being put in properly (Did you thoroughly check out your stylist’s qualifications and training for hair extensions?)

Some of the pre-tipped hair extensions available today are with certain distinct hair extension methods that the stylist must be trained and certified to attach. The chemical makeup of the pre-tipped extensions may be different than the glue that your stylist is using. I wouldn’t think that mixing two types of glues would be good for your hair. Is your stylist concerned about too many extensions falling out? A trained hair extension stylist will know when too much shedding is taking place and some action must be taken.If you are not satisfied with your stylist, perhaps you could schedule a hair extension consultation at several other salons in your area so that you can have another professional opinion about your hair extensions. Some salons charge a nominal fee for the consultation. For more information on hair extensions, visit http://www.hairextensionsexposed.com

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