Vitamins For Menopause – Three to Keep the Weight Off

Women going through menopause are at risk for becoming overweight or obese. As your hormones fluctuate, it becomes harder to redistribute fat evenly across the body, and you may start putting on weight on your abdomen. If you don’t watch your diet and lifestyle, weight gain can easily lead to obesity, which can place you at risk for hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and cancer. The good news is that the risk for obesity and its related conditions can be reduced by good nutrition, regular exercise, and vitamins for menopause. Here are the three most important vitamins that can help you shake off those extra pounds.

1. Vitamin D

Current research shows that obesity is associated with low blood levels of vitamin D. While scientists are still trying to explain the relationship between the two, the most popular theory states that vitamin D deficiencies can interfere with the body’s production of the hormone leptin. Leptin is a hormone secreted by fat cells and is needed to regulate weight. It appears that if there are low levels of leptin in the body, the brain believes that there is too little fat and sends impulses that spur you to keep on eating. Obesity itself was also found to aggravate vitamin D deficiencies because the nutrient gets deposited and trapped in body fat, unable to perform its actions.

Increasing your vitamin D consumption can be as simple as spending more time under the sun; sunlight is the best source of vitamin D, which is easily absorbed by the skin. Make sure you slather on lots of sunscreen though – too much sun exposure is the primary cause of wrinkles and other more serious health problems. Vitamin D can also be found in cod liver oil and in deep sea fatty fish like salmon. One of the easiest and safest ways to get it is through vitamin supplementation. The average dose of vitamin D is 2,000-3,000 IU for a 150-pound woman.

2. Choline

The accumulation of liver fat has been found to cause obesity and insulin insensitivities. Lowering your fat consumption is one way to stave off weight gain, but you can expedite the process by increasing your choline consumption. Choline is a vitamin B-like substance that works together with folate and inositol. Choline has been found to reverse liver damage, lower cholesterol, and even prevent certain types of cancer; without this nutrient, fats can remain trapped in the liver. Although our body produces small amounts of choline, it is important to increase your dietary consumption of this nutrient if you want to prevent weight gain. The recommended daily dosage is 450mg.

3. Inositol

Like choline, inositol is part of the vitamin B family and is good for reducing menopause symptoms in general. However, it has also been found to increase the effectiveness of choline in terms of getting rid of fat from the liver and redistributing body fat. Inositol also combines with choline to create a lipid called lecithin, which helps bind cholesterol and fat molecules to water so they can be easily excreted from the body. Cell membrane structure is also made out of lecithin. Finally, inositol improves the body’s absorption of thiamin, prevents eczema, and promotes the growth of healthy-looking hair. Inositol is available in 500mg supplements, but it should be consumed with choline and other B vitamins for best results.

Treatment For a Dog Itchy Skin Problem

Does your dog have dry itchy skin that he just can’t stop scratching?  Is he relentlessly biting and licking these areas with no relief in site?  By now, more than likely you’re feeling helpless with you dog’s itchy skin problem.  You know there’s just got to be a simple solution that doesn’t involve dragging your dog to the vet and paying a high priced doctor’s bill. 

Well…you’re right!  There ARE some simple solutions to a dog with dry itchy skin.  After all, it’s a VERY common problem.  Here I’ll be giving you some great tips that will give your dog (and you) the relief you’ve been searching for. Let’s get started!

It can be a bit intimidating at first, trying to cure a pet’s health ailment.  Don’t let your lack of knowledge on the subject intimidate you.  You don’t have to be a veterinarian to solve MOST itchy skin conditions in dogs.  You simply need to know what safe treatments you can start implementing and go from there.  Here, I’ll be giving you my top two favorites:

The Shampoo Factor:  Shampoos can work FOR or AGAINST a dog with itchy skin.  It really all depends on root cause of the itch.  For instance, if he’s suffering from fleas (flea allergies cause the insatiable itch), you’ll want to pick up a reputable flea & tick shampoo.  He’ll feel relieve INSTANTLY as most flea shampoos kill the fleas within 24 hours of application.

Shampoos can also work against your dog when it comes to itching.  If your groomer is using a particular brand, you may want to investigate.  Perhaps you’re taking him to the groomer too often.  See, whenever your dog has a bath with shampoo, the oil from his fur is stripped and a drying effect takes place on the skin.  This can cause itchy dog skin but the solution is much simpler than the former scenario. You can either give him less baths or…

They do make dog dandruff shampoos which moisturize itchy dog skin.  Try this out if you’ve already eliminated the possibility of fleas, rash, infection or a sore as the cause of the problem.  Moisturizing his skin with one of these shampoos is a nice easy fix.

Soothing Solutions:   Aloe Vera works especially well on “hot spots” (sores).  Hot spots are incredible itchy patches of irritated skin.  They usually occur when a scratch on the skin becomes minorly infected.  Applying a dab of aloe vera to the spot will immediately soothe your dog.  You can also dissolve Aloe Vera in a spray bottle with water.  Spray the solution on your dog’s coat to give him FAST relieve.

Emu Oil is another natural substance that relieves irritated skin.  It’s used best with skin irritated by ringworm, flea bites and hotspots. 

Finally, Petroleum Jelly works wonders on patches of itchy dog skin.  It can get a bit messy, so just put a dab on.  I prefer using this solution for hotspots.  It’s a nice way to prevent the dog from further infecting the area and allowing the sore to heal.  Petroleum Jelly is less effective for a recurring issue such as a flea infestation.

Heat Therapy at Home For Managing Muscle Pain

Heat therapy is an effective way to treat muscle stiffness and pain. Warming muscle tissue increase blood flow to the tissues which increases the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the muscle tissue and helps flush out toxins that cause soreness.

The most common forms of heat application at home these days are using a heating pad or hot water bottle. Some people also may take a warm bath or shower. I have had clients tell me that they warmed their muscle tissue using a hair dryer.

Always use caution when applying heat therapy. You do need to have quite a bit of heat to get good results, but you do not want to cause damage to your skin. Please do not use a hair dryer as this will certainly dry out and could possibly damage your skin. A heating pad is a fine method of applying heat, but not the most effective. The heat should penetrate to your muscle tissue without burning your skin. You should be able to tolerate the heat comfortably while feeling it slowly sink deeper into your tissues.

Moist heat is more effective then dry heat. Why? Because water conducts heat more quickly then air. So moist heat will penetrate your muscle tissue more quickly and effectively. Not all of us have a hot tub in our back yards, though I’ve always thought that would be great. So, what do you do? Well, a warm bath or shower can really do the trick. If you are taking a bath consider adding good old fashioned epsom salts to your bath. They draw toxins out of the body and so can really help with refreshing and relaxing the muscle tissue. Try soaking for at least 20 minutes. If using a warm shower you might even try a massaging shower head. I got mine for about fifteen dollars. It isn’t the fanciest one in the world, but it really does feel good.

A more portable method of moist heat application is a trick that we doulas use all the time. We call it a rice sock. It’s just like the therapeutic herbal neck wraps that I make or that you can buy at body care stores. Only here’s the poor man’s version:Take a large old (but clean!) tube sock. Fill it with rice. Tie a knot in the top. Microwave it for about 2 minutes. Check to make sure it is not too hot for your skin. If it is wrap a dry towel around it. Place your rice sock on any sore muscle and breath in the cozy! The rice retains some moisture from the air so when it is heated up you get moist heat that you can take anywhere you go.

Babchi Oil and Seeds – Fact, Figures and Remedies

Because of its medicinal value and popularity it is known by many other names around the world as below Latin: Psoralea corylifolia English: Babchi, Purple Fleabane, French: Psoraléa, Arabic: Mehlab-Aswad, Persian: Waghchi, Sanskrit: Vakuchi, Bakuchi, Hindi: Babchi,Chinese: Bu gu zhi,German: Bawchan

The plant is commonly found in China and India in dry and arid conditions, especially the sandy desserts. The seeds contain essential oil, a nonvolatile terpenoid oil, a pigment, a resin, fixed oil, raffinose, two coumarin compounds viz., psoralen and isopsoralen, psoralidin, corylifolean, isopsoralidin; and the most active ingredient is psoralin alkaloid.

Pharmacological Action: antipleuritic (decreases itching-contains natural antihistamine) antipsoriatic antibacterial anthelmintic moderate selectively antifungal diuretic, diaphoretic.

Remedial uses: It is very useful in hypopigmented lesions of the skin like leucoderma and psoriasis as it contains psoralen, which causes the skin to produce new pigment when exposed to sunlight. It is used both as a local application and orally. Also useful externally in scabies, dermatitis and leprosy and is also useful in painful urination.

Clinical trials were conducted to assess the efficacy of Babchi oil/seeds

Oral administration along with application of oil and exposure of the patient to sunlight for 5-30 minutes daily for 1-7 weeks gave encouraging results. It was shown to improve the color of skin (including removing white spots)

In another a case study consisting of forty-nine patients who used the Babchi seed/oil treatment for 6 months. Of these patients, 14 percent were cured and another 19 percent regained pigmentation on at 2/3 ed of patches.

This herb has been considered by Ayurveda doctors to be so effective in the treatment of leprosy that it was given the name of ‘Kushtanashini’ (leprosy destroyers).

According to ayurveda it will increase Pitta ( Bile) in the body. so it should be taken with honey or ghee. I have tried its powder about 1- 2 grams powder with water before breakfast and after taking it for 5-6 days the skin becomes sensitive to the sun ( if you have tried some other psoralen based cream you would know the feeling) and the marks which are exposed to the sun become red in colour.

The Oil can be used to rub on the white spots and it works the same way, it makes the skin sensitive to the sun and will make the patches red, be sure to use it very cautiously, as over exposure to the sun can and will badly blister and burn the skin. So start with very little oil and very little exposure to the sun and then gradually increase it to what can be sustained without any problem or discomfort

An ointment made by combining one part of an alcoholic extract of the seeds with two parts of chaulmugra oil and two parts of lanoline has been found to be effective in treating leucoderma, white leprosy, psoriasis, and other inflammatory skin diseases and febrile conditions. The oil can be used both internally or as a simple ointment externally. Gently rub the oil once or twice daily. The proportion of the active ingredients may be increased if needed.

Babchi also promotes bone calcification, therefore it is also used in treating osteoporosis in the traditional medicines. This herb is also used to stop the spread of some forms of cancer as it inhibits the multiplication of osteosarcoma (bone cancer cells) and lung cancer cells. Under the chinese medical system the seeds are known to be aphrodisiac and a yang tonic to the genital organs.and is used as as Libido Stimulator: to treat impotence and to iimprove vitality

Safety & Interaction Information: Babchi is generally regarded as safe; however, as it makes the white spots highly sensitive disorder to the sun so it is important to use sunscreen or avoid sun exposure. It is possible to experience skin irritation and blistering when using this herb topically. If that happens, discontinue use. In many cases you would notice stomach pain and discomfort, discontinue its use if you have that problem.

Precautions: Do not take with low body fluids; do not use with licorice root.

Why Nurses Are Prone to Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is one of the most common fungal infections that can afflict the human body. Also called tinea pedis, this fungus is found in many public locations such as gym floors, locker rooms, swimming pools, nail salons, and airport security lines. In fact, all public flooring on which individuals may walk barefoot is a prime source of fungal infection. Once an individual’s body has been infected, personal socks and clothing can harbor the tinea pedis fungus. Studies have found that nearly 70% of the population will experience athlete’s foot at some point in their life.

Once acquired, athlete’s foot can become a chronic condition, especially for nurses. The foot fungus grows in the warm, moist environment of feet encased in nursing shoes. All nurses will attest that the extreme amount of time spent walking during a nursing shift leads to “warm feet”. This heat builds up in nursing shoes and has little outlet for venting. Nurses who wear pantyhose instead of socks experience more heat buildup and moisture in shoes as the synthetic hosiery material does not wick moisture that is generated during prolonged walking away from the foot.

The replacement of the traditional nursing uniform dress with the more comfortable uniform scrubs has led to a decrease in nurses who wear pantyhose. Socks have now become a staple nursing uniform accessory. However, socks made of synthetic materials pose the same problem as the previously used pantyhose. To ensure maximum wicking of foot moisture, socks should be constructed of 100% cotton or of specially engineered moisture wicking materials.

Because of the large amount of moisture generated during a typical nursing shift, nurses need to ensure that their nursing shoes “air out” for at least 24 hours and are completely dry before putting them on again. A disinfectant spray to the inside of uniform shoes after each use is recommended to kill bacteria in between wearing. Having two pair of nursing shoes and alternating their usage is a good way of letting nursing footwear completely dry.

Nurses, for whom it is impossible to alleviate heat and moisture generation in their nursing shoes, it is important that steps to control and/or prevent athlete’s foot are practiced. These steps include:

• Wash the feet daily

• Dry feet thoroughly, especially between the toes, with a clean towel

• Always use a clean towel and never share towels

• Use antifungal sprays on feet and shoes

• Spray shoes with a disinfectant and allow to dry before reuse

• Go barefoot at home as much as possible

• Avoid wearing synthetic or tight footwear that don’t allow the feet to breathe

• Wear sandals to protect the feet from contamination in public areas such as gyms, swimming pools, and public showers

• Wear socks made of 100% cotton or moisture wicking materials

• Wear clothing, particularly scrubs that are made of 100% cotton or cotton blends that are not tight fitting causing moisture to trap in groin and waist areas

• Change your socks if they get damp, or at least once a day

• Keep home, and particularly bathroom surfaces clean, especially showers and tubs

It is important to control Athlete’s foot as this fungus can spread to other areas of the body, including hands, mouth, scalp, vagina and groin If you have Athlete’s foot, dry all other areas of the body after a shower before drying your feet to avoid spreading the fungus to other vulnerable areas of the body. It is possible to treat Athlete’s foot yourself at home by using nonprescription medications such a Lamisil, Tinactin or Micatin. Other home remedies such as foot soaks of vinegar or Clorox solutions have also proved effective in some cases. In conjunction with the tips outlined above, it is possible to control chronic foot fungal infections and minimize discomfort.

Asthma And Allergy Sufferer’s – How To Instantly Improve Your Health Overnight, Sleep On The Floor!

So, You Might Ask, Why the Absurd Title?

Well, wouldn’t you agree that the typical household has their carpets professionally cleaned once or twice a year? And if they entertain very much, their carpets may be professionally cleaned three or four times per year. Again, wouldn’t you agree that our carpets are also vacuumed once every week, or two? This is great, because carpets, especially those in a bedroom, collect allergens and can be home to as many as 50,000 allergen producing dust mites.

How often do we have our mattresses and pillows, items that we have intimate contact with eight hours a day, professionally cleaned? Never, nor do we even clean them ourselves, weekly, or every other week! Bed linens yes,…but not the mattresses nor the pillows.

But do we sleep on our cleaned and vacuumed carpets? No, at least not normally. We are sane people, who sleep in our beds…our beds, that have NEVER been professionally cleaned, nor have the pillows, that we lay our heads upon, ever been professionally cleaned. So obviously, it would be more logical and even healthier, to sleep on our cleaned and vacuumed carpets!

Our unhygienic mattresses and unhygienic pillows harbor, on average, 2,000,000 dust mites and sometimes as many as 10,000,000 dust mites! Dust mites produce a digestive enzyme so powerful that it breaks down and kills living tissue. This digestive enzyme, called guanine, is excreted as a potent and very harmful allergen. Dust mites excrete 20 to 30 fecal pellets each day. Doing the math, that’s the equivalent of 40 to 60 million fecal pellets accumulating in our mattress EACH DAY! The fecal pellets are approximately 15 microns in size but as they dry out they become powdery and decompose into even finer particulates. These particulates are then easily inhaled by YOU when fluffing a pillow or tossing and turning at night which, on average, happens 50 to 60 times per night.

Dust mites are responsible for 80% to 90% of allergenic compounds found in house dust. Although dust mites and dust mite allergens (DMA’s) can be found throughout a home the vast majority of dust mites live, thrive, and breed, in the micro-habitat of a mattress and pillow. It’s time to incorporate regularly scheduled mattress and pillow cleaning in routine housekeeping practices.

In any average home, Indoor Air Quality is now the worst that it has ever been and dust mites are the #1 cause of poor indoor air quality. Visit the EPA’s newest website at: http://www.noattacks.org More Facts Concerning Indoor Air Pollution Asthma, “hidden” asthma, perennial rhinitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, eczema, and many more respiratory illnesses and skin disorders have INCREASED every year since 1980.

The ACAAI (American College of Allergies, Asthma, and Immunology) has stated that 50% of ALL ILLNESSES, are either caused by, or further aggravated by, poor indoor air quality.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed that, on average, the air quality with in our homes, schools, workplaces is 2 to 5 times worse than the outdoor air quality and in MANY places much, much, worse…as in 100 to 500 times worse! For real!!!

The EPA has also stated that since the ’80’s, children typically spend 90-95% of their time indoors. This is a MUCH higher percentage than when I was growing up in the 50’s and 60’s when our parents couldn’t keep us inside (irregardless of the weather or time of day!).

So how could this have happened all across the U.S.? Here are just 3 of the major plausible reasons…

1). Energy conservation practices beginning in the late 1970’s resulted in newer building construction methods, improved insulation and more “air-tight” structures to maintain indoor temperatures and indoor environments.

The negative impact that the less “draftier” structures have presented are the increased accumulations of indoor pollutants, both organic (dust mite allergens, molds, mildews, spores, bacteria, viruses, pet dander, and outdoor pollutants (pollen being #1) transported indoors and inorganic pollutants such as man-made chemicals and VOC’s (volatile organic compounds).

VOC’s emit gases from thousands of products found in a home such as: paints, lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, pesticides, carpet backing, building materials and furnishings, and also found in schools and workplaces such as copiers and printers, correction fluids and carbonless copy paper, graphics and craft materials including glues and adhesives, permanent markers, and photographic solutions.

Toxic chemicals are widely used as ingredients in household products. Paints, varnishes, and wax all contain organic solvents, as do many cleaning, disinfecting, cosmetic, degreasing, and hobby products. All of these products release chemical compounds while you are using them, and, to some degree, when they are stored.

2). Technology has played a negative role. The negative impact that technology has produced is the increase of indoor entertainment. Cable television, computers, interactive games (Play Station, X-Box, etc.) are often the entertainment of choice amongst school kids and young adults. This type of entertainment keeps people indoors instead of outdoors playing games like whiffle ball, jacks, hop scotch, 2-square (or 4-square), tag, Red Rover, or even hide-and-seek…

3). Globalization (the latest “El Nino” like, excuse). While G-zation is pretty cool (the world shrinking leads to sharing of new ideas, better access for traveler’s to far away places, and furthering cultural exchanges). G-zation is also responsible for some negative impacts, some already known like the bird flu or the re-infestation, in the U.S., of the once nearly extinct bed bug and additional negative impacts, not yet realized.

Lastly, (and I can’t quite decide if these are major or minor reasons) I suspect housekeeping practices and how “family-life” has changed since the ’70’s and 80’s. Divorce among marriages actually became the norm (even becoming a status symbol) unlike in the ’60’s, family’s (or what remained of families) became more mobile and thusly left behind assistance (and knowledge) from extended family members (grandma and grandpa), divorced mom’s joined the work force leaving the home unattended (housekeeping became less of a priority), or the household needed BOTH parents to become wage earners, again allowing housekeeping to suffer, even if minimally.

Source Control, Attack the #1 Cause of Indoor Allergens

Grandma and Grandpa and the generations before knew the importance of mattress cleaning. This was a common spring cleaning ritual back in the days when everyone hung their laundry out to dry. Even though dust mites weren’t discovered until 1694 (by the inventor of the microscope) they have lived on earth about 300 million years. When man began sleeping on mattresses the dust mites learned of the new food source provided by humans. This happened about 10,000 years ago and it’s no coincidence that mattress cleaning became a normal “housekeeping” function about 8,000 years ago.

Health and Wellness begins at home and to experience the best health, it’s time to once again, begin sleeping on hygienic mattresses and pillows…or sleep on the clean carpets. If you appreciated this article you may be interested in other articles authored by Tom Hefter.

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Aromatherapy Essential Oils: Magical Cure to Stress

The art of aromatherapy might be centuries old, but it is not limited to massage only. The modern-day practitioners believe and claim that even when the aromatic essential oils are diffused or sprayed in the air, their fragrance also serves as a boon to treat stress and promote relaxation. The oils used in these diffusers are therapeutic grade essential oils – obtained from the flowers, leaves, stalks, bark, rind or roots of the plants. Known for healing properties, when these oils are diffused or sprayed in the air, they stimulate the nerves in the nose. The impacted nerves are the key elements that send impulses to the part of the brain that controls memory and emotion. The surprising part is that these oils are so strong that they help in controlling blood pressure, pulse and other body functions while coming in contact with the body’s hormones and enzymes. Some experts also claim that the fragrance of these oils stimulates the body to produce pain-fighting hormones. This way, aromatherapy is an incredible method not only to enhance mental alertness and concentration but also to fight infections, depression, insomnia, high blood pressure and stress.

Majorly, the aromatherapy essential oils are extracted from plants through a steam distillation process. However some other processes – like solvent extraction, carbon dioxide extraction, cold pressing and florasols/phytols – are also popular across the world. The best part with oil diffusers is that the user gets maximum benefits via untouched and magical therapeutic treatment. These oils not only moisturize and refresh the air but also offer refreshed mood and better sleep, relieve stress and depression, relieve cough and sinus congestion, fight odors in house, fight insomnia and improve mental alertness.

While choosing aromatherapy essential oils, always keep in mind the healing effects of that particular oil. For instance, lavender is one such oil that offers fresh, sweet and floral fragrance – and it is heavily used to fight anxiety, depression, irritability, mental fatigue, panic attacks, stress etc. on the other hand, sandalwood oil offers woody and floral aroma that is considered perfect to treat low self-esteem, insecurity, stress and insomnia. The minty fragrance of peppermint oil is unbeatable when it comes to cure mental fatigue, nausea, headache, exhaustion, vertigo, asthma and sinusitis. Eucalyptus oil is best known for its antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. This way, it is used to cure respiratory problems like colds, coughs, asthma and congestion.

Make sure to use 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils only. Another thing to keep in mind is – always consult a doctor or aromatherapy expert before using these oils, especially during pregnancy.

Cheating and Depression – Getting Over Feelings of Anxiety, Insecurity and Mistrust After an Affair

The Brain reacts to cheating by altering the concentration of some of the major biochemical compounds related to regulation of mood. Among others, these substances include serotonin, dopamine and endorphins. Brain reacts to cheating in same manner as the brain of a drug addict reacts to sudden deprivation of drug. When your husband or wife is cheating on you or is having an affair, you are suddenly deprived of your regular “drug”, which in this case is the love and attachment of your spouse.

After cheating or an affair has occurred, you can no longer believe the love of your husband or wife towards you is as strong as it used to be. You have been robbed something very valuable and as a result of this you are experiencing similar withdrawal symptoms as drug addicts experience when drug is no longer available to them. You may experience anxiety, depression, deep sadness, hopelessness, insecurity, mental and even physical pain. These are natural biological responses to threatening possibility that you might lose your spouse.

There are ways to speed up the process of getting over feelings of anxiety and depression due to cheating, mistrust, insecurity and betrayal in a relationship. Understanding the evolutionary and biological basis of your emotions will help you to control your emotions better and recover faster after tragedies in life such as finding out about cheating or an affair.

The Human brain is amazingly complicated device. It is possible to teach the brain to react in different ways in certain situations by using simple methods, in similar fashion as it is possible to teach the brain to get rid of certain kinds of phobias or to block the sensation of pain. Brain is much more flexible than one would think. This gives hope to those of us who are struggling to get over painful memories related to cheating.

The key thing is to understand that you hold the power over your mind, not other way around. Do not let sadness and negative thoughts due to the memory of cheating drag you down. if you only think about the matters related to cheating, the neuronal networks in your brain related to the event of cheating or an affair will be strengthened. As a result of this, negative thoughts related to the memory of cheating are constantly occupying your mind even if you do not want them to. A negative feedback loop has been formed and if you do not do anything to interrupt the loop, it keeps strengthening itself and you may become seriously depressed due to cheating or an affair of your husband or wife.

The Ultimate Guide to Commitment Phobic Men

Commitment phobic men are masters at deceptively keeping you hooked on them.

Just about every woman has dated at least one commitment phobic man in her life. They are the ones who keep you waiting for the day they’ll finally agree to live with you or marry you or commit exclusively to you. But they never do. When you meet them they are hard to resist because they compliment you and appeal to your vanity. And they lie. They lie about being in love with you, they lie about wanting to date you long term, they lie about not wanting just a sexual fling. And they don’t care.

Here are examples of Commitment Phobic Male Behavior:

  • You date for one week and he tells you he loves you, the next week you never hear from him again
  • You date for a month and he tells you he only wants to date you, then you find out a friend saw him flirting at a party with someone else…the night he was too tired to go out with you
  • You live with him for 8 years and he still won’t marry you
  • He still doesn’t call you his girlfriend and sees his mom more than he sees you, after one year of dating

Commitment phobic men are men who cannot commit to you with the emotional intimacy of marriage or living together because they are emotionally attached to someone or something else that makes emotional intimacy with you impossible.

I know you’re thinking right now, “But how can I avoid these men when I don’t know if a guy is commitment phobic until after we’ve dated for weeks or months?

Actually, it’s easy to spot a commitment phobic man when you first meet him, just by talking to him for a short period of time, before you even date him. You just need to know what behavior traits to look for. You must focus on certain signs a guy gives you that are indications of commitment phobic problems. These “red flags” are glaringly apparent when you know what they are. But even if you know what they are, you must summon the inner strength to ignore a commitment phobic man’s charismatic charm, the appeal of his compliments, and your codependent desire to care for him.

Don’t even give a guy like this a chance by dating him even once, if it’s possible. Once you date him, he’ll trap you with his bag of deceptive tricks, and manipulate you into feeling a comfortable false sense of emotional intimacy by telling you “You’re the woman I’ve always dreamed of finding”.

It’s important to know the ploys and manipulative behavior of these men. They have the ability to make a woman feel a “codependent” need to take care of them by appealing to her need to feel special by taking care of others. They paint themselves as helpless victims of past love relationships, past failed jobs, and parents who abused them; and this makes a woman feel vulnerable to wanting to “fix” their lives and be the one to finally make them happy.

If you were the one in your family tending to the emotional needs of your parents or siblings, you will be easily lured into the world of a commitment phobic man. I highly suggest you read books on codependency by Melodie Beatty and learn what codependency is. It’s important to know if you are susceptible to the charm of commitment phobic men due to your codependent behavioral upbringing.

Commitment phobic men hide behind a persona of charm and adulation towards women that completely camouflages how they truly feel inside. Behind the charming façade of a commitment phobic man’s outer persona, is a man who wants to control, deceive and abuse women. They are unhappy with their lives and often blame a woman in their past for ruining it. Of course, this blame started with their mother, and has now transferred onto another woman in their life. But usually they don’t realize the first seed of hatred towards women, and desperate neediness of them, started with their mother.

These men don’t trust women, like women, respect women or admire women – they hate them. Many of these men are victims of verbal and sexual abuse as children. They have mothers who made their lives miserable, and now they will let out their anger and resentment on you.

When you first meet a commitment phobic man, he will have certain behavior traits that creep into his facade of adulation towards you. It’s important to see these traits as red flags that signal how potentially disastrous dating a man like this can be. These initial behavior traits may seem innocent enough, but they are telltale signs of bigger problems to come. I call them 1st Stage Behavior Traits because this is the behavior you can detect when first meeting or dating a commitment phobic.

1st Stage Behavior Traits of Commitment Phobic Men:

Behavior Trait #1: He will single out insecure women who need attention and compliments to feel good about their life. Then he will say something to a woman that is slightly inappropriate about how sexually alluring she looks. This helps them find the woman who will put up with their problems because her self worth is tied up in someone else’s opinion of her. This is the kind of woman they can control. The woman who doesn’t walk away in disgust is their next victim.

Behavior Trait #2 He will keep the truth about his past life, his finances, his past relationships, his relationship with his mother, and how he truly feels about commitment from you. The real him will be well hidden from your outer view. Most commitment phobic men have deep feelings of shame about themselves and their life and they will hide that shame by doing things to cover up the truth about their life.

One commitment phobic guy I dated didn’t have a decent car, so he used his mother’s car to impress me, but never told me he was using her car until a month of dating him. Another guy I dated took me out to an expensive restaurant on a first blind date and constantly tipped the waiters with large bills. Then I realized on the 2nd date he really couldn’t afford to be so extravagant when I saw his “down and out” apartment lifestyle. He had to give me a false impression about having lots of money, as if that one night would cloud my ability to see his dismal apartment.

There is nothing wrong with a guy wanting to impress you on a date by taking you to a nice restaurant or driving his parent’s car. But there is something wrong with a guy deliberately presenting himself as someone he isn’t just to keep you from knowing the real him. If he has to keep facts about his life from you, he isn’t honest, regardless of the reason he’s doing it. Unfortunately many women who first date commitment phobic men catch a deception, and then they make excuses for why he did it. They don’t realize that once you accept any deception, you will be dealing with bigger lies and secrets to come.

Behavior trait #3: You can never have a conversation with him about what his relationship goals are. He’ll act uncomfortable, and sometimes visibly annoyed. If you sense he isn’t open to a future that includes the kind of commitment you are looking for from a man, don’t consider dating him. Men who won’t commit in relationships will show you by their facial expression and behavior, when you bring up the subject of commitment that it’s one subject they don’t care to discuss. You must realize he has commitment issues when he freezes up when you talk about what you are looking for in a long term relationship. And if he tells you he never wants to get married, he’s doing you a big favor. Believe him and don’t think you can change him, regardless of how much he tells you “you’re the woman of his dreams”. Don’t even consider being the one who’ll be that loving wife he never found. Remember this: with commitment phobic men, it’s not only what they say that matters; it’s their attitude about certain subjects and what you sense they are keeping from you. It’s that unsettling feeling in your gut that this guy isn’t being totally honest with you.

If you do continue to date a guy like this, you’ve accepted behavior that already sets the tone for how he’ll continue to treat you, which will be all about what matters to him. Many women feel it isn’t their right to talk about their relationship needs when they first meet a guy. They feel they will scare the guy away because he’ll immediately think they want to marry him. Wrong! This is the time you must talk about what you want in life. If you don’t tell a guy you want to get married and have kids one day, you will give up your right to expect to get it down the road as far as he’s concerned. Commitment phobic men don’t waste their time with women who declare confidently that they want to get married and have kids. It’s the surest way to watch them disappear.

Behavior trait#4: Another surefire sign that a guy is a commitment phobic is when he will never do anything on time and will always change the time and day of your date or be late for your date. He will also never agree with your suggestion about the date. If you make a decision about the movie you want to see or the restaurant you want to go to, he will want to try a different one. If you accept this behavior, he will continue to act controlling with you, by never focusing on pleasing YOU in the relationship. Of course, you may not notice these first signs when he keeps telling you how beautiful you are and how he can’t wait to make love to you. You won’t be annoyed that he’s always late when he flatters you all the time, right? He is setting up control in the relationship; one that gives him the right to dictate to you what the terms of the relationship will be. And those terms will not include committing to you.

Behavior trait #5: He will make you feel like the most beautiful woman on the planet. He will shower you with his desire for you and give you compliments to an extreme. He will tell you that you are the only woman who understands him, makes him feel such intense attraction, and that he knows he will fall in love with you because you are the woman of his dreams (if he isn’t in love with you already). This is all to distract you from getting to know the real person behind those compliments, seeing all those deceptions and false pretenses.

Behavior trait #6: He will have a dependent personality which means he will need you to take care of him and he will only appreciate you when you do things for him. He will paint himself as a victim of life with bad luck and bad, cruel women. “Thank god he’s finally found you” will be his motto. That is, until he gets bored with you and moves on to someone else. And even if he doesn’t, he’ll never commit to you or fulfill you emotionally. He will lump you in the pile of all those other cruel women who never understand him or care about him. And all you will feel when he moves on is how much you were used and unappreciated.

It’s easy to spot a commitment phobic man when you notice these behavior traits. Usually the first behavior trait is hard to detect until you’ve dated him for awhile and realize the real truth about his life and his past. But the other behavior traits show up immediately: his constant barrage of compliments and making you feel like you are the woman of his dreams; his first comment to you being inappropriate about your physical appearance (or inappropriate touching); his victim mentality about past relationships; his reluctant, almost angry attitude about talking about commitment in a relationship, his constant control of how you both spend your time together by always being late and wanting to change plans and never letting you decide what to do on a date.

These behavior traits may seem harmless and insignificant, but they are red flag signs of serious trouble to come.

See the signs, and when you do, close the door on his opportunity to date you. You deserve a man who offers you so much more.

Take a Deep Breath – How to Improve Lung Capacity and Beat Anxiety

If you haven’t tried deep breathing exercises to relieve anxiety, then you have missed out on the first step to taking control of your reactions… I like simple, DIY, natural methods of dealing with anxiety and deep breathing is my first line of defence. Correct breathing is the key to calming mind and body. How you breathe reflects your health and how you feel about yourself. Take a moment to note your breathing patterns…

Your breathing becomes shallow and rapid when you are anxious, but slow and deep when you are at ease. Years of stress and poor attention to a healthy lifestyle means that shallow, rapid breathing is the norm for most of us. Maybe you have even forgotten how to breathe deeply and fully? Breathing is an automatic, involuntary activity but it can be consciously controlled. And this is what we should aim for. In times of acute stress and anxiety, taking a minute to slow down and control your breathing will calm you instantly.

What Happens When You Don’t Breathe Properly

When stress levels rise, you tend to use only the top third of the lungs. I am sure you are familiar with the feeling of rising panic and your breathe becoming less as you breathe more rapidly. There is a drop in levels of carbon dioxide, which is needed to maintain body acidity, and harmful toxins are not breathed out. This affects your nerves and muscles and may result in tiredness, palpitations and panic attacks. If you learn to breathe properly, you can alleviate these uncomfortable feelings of anxiety and reduce your heart rate, blood pressure and levels of stress hormones.

How to Breathe

To improve your breathing you must first become aware of it. By having a healthy breathing pattern in place, it is much easier to use your breathing to relieve anxiety. If you find that you are breathing too fast or too shallow, try an abdominal breathing exercise to help you breathe more naturally. This deep breathing exercise uses the diaphragm to enable the lungs to inflate and deflate with minimal effort.

  1. Sit in a comfortable position with your eyes open or closed. Place one hand on your chest with the other over your diaphragm just below the breastbone.
  2. Breathe in slowly through your nose, and try to breathe so that the hand on your chest remains as still as possible. The feeling is that you are breathing in to a deeper place than normal.
  3. Hold your breath for a few seconds then breathe out slowly through your nose. Release as much air as possible.
  4. Repeat for a few minutes until you feel calm.

Another effective deep breathing exercise to relieve anxiety is an alternate nostril breathing exercise. This exercise might seem complicated at first but just try it and you will see how calming and balancing it is. Aim to do it for 5 minutes a day before you hit the anxiety of the day – so much better to be prepared than to be taken off-guard.

  1. Blow your nose to clear the nasal passages.
  2. Place your forefinger and second finger on your forehead, with your thumb and third finger on either side of your nose. Relax your thumb and inhale through that nostril then close with the thumb. Release your third finger and exhale through the other nostril.
  3. Continue to breathe in and out through alternate nostrils. This exercise helps you to become aware of each breath, but stop if you get dizzy.

Deeper breathing and a slower pulse rate are recognised signs of good health – the deeper the breath, the more body tissues can be oxygenated, and the stronger your heart is, the less often it needs to beat. And, naturally, the healthier your mind and body are, the easier it is to deal with issues that cause you to become anxious.

Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea and Heart Palpitations

Acid reflux, sleep apnea and heart palpitations are serious problems that people have to look after; otherwise, problems that are more serious could result in untreated symptoms.

A person who suffers from sleep apnea may also complain of frequent headaches, dry mouth, and a sore throat in the morning, heart palpitations, urinating throughout the night, falling asleep while working or driving, and chronic fatigue and memory problems.

People who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea have an increased risk of hypertension, stroke, heart disease and accidents while driving or working.

If suffering from acid reflux, sleep apnea and or heart palpitations, you are strongly recommended to consult a doctor. It is common for people to have an occasional sleepless night but a lack of sleep on a regular basis is cause for concern. Insomnia can be the result of sleep apnea or even nighttime acid reflux. Insomnia will leave you feeling tired throughout the entire day. It will also cause psychological and physiological damage to your body.

When underlying ailments such as sleep apnea, lung disease, hot flashes and diabetes are treated the insomnia may be treated as well. Natural remedies available for insomnia include a change in lifestyle such as a better diet. Much of the food we eat is made up of toxins, which cause an imbalance in the body. The alkaline imbalance may be what triggers insomnia in some people.

Acid reflux, sleep apnea and heart palpitations can all be traced in some way to the food we eat. Hydrogenated fat, refined table salt, mono sodium glutamate, sugar, chocolate, corn syrup, refined oils, baking powder, fried foods, junk foods, carbonated soda and alcohol are all toxins that will cause problems in the human body. Replace these poor health choices with natural foods and you may begin to notice a change in your overall health and you may be able to sleep better at night. Fruits and vegetables have plenty of fiber and natural enzymes that balance the acid-alkaline ratio in the body.

Acid reflux can cause chest pain because stomach acid causes the esophagus to become inflamed and can lead to chest pain. This pain may feel quite similar to pain associated with angina, which is felt by people with coronary heart disease. Acid reflux does not directly cause heart palpitations but it may cause a person to feel extremely anxious which in turn may cause palpitations. Another scenario may be that the person may actually be experiencing a heart related attack of pain of some sort. In this case, the palpitations may be the result of a heart attack. Other symptoms of heart disease that could rule out acid reflux include nausea and shortness of breath.

Acid reflux, sleep apnea and heart palpitations are serious ailments that are linked to our lifestyle. If you are someone who is at risk for heart disease, it is important to rule out acid reflux disease before assuming it is responsible for the chest pains and heart palpitations. Even something that feels like a typical case of heartburn could be a sign of heart disease, so a careful history and evaluation of the patient is required.

How to Remove Hard Thick Skin From Under The Soles Of Your Feet? Causes Symptoms & Callus Treatment

Have you got a problem with hard thick skin under the heels of your feet? Not only is pain a likely symptom if the skin is really thick, so is frustration. It can be a seriously annoying condition because no sooner do you get rid of hard crusty layers that have built up, the problem is back. If you have hard skin under the soles of your feet then it is less likely to return as quickly if it’s removed “properly”.

Why when no one can see the feet do they need to be cared for regular? Just because the feet sit snug inside shoes and not as often visible like other body parts, is more the reason to keep an eye on them.

The feet take a considerable amount of flak during the day, so treat them in the manner you would expect if you had taken the same abuse. They have a lot of weight to support and therefore need to be in good health to keep this up. Remember, if the feet become infected then you are not getting from A to B. If they are to continue to prop up the same heavy load every day, then every day you have to make sure they are in a fit state to do the job.

The lower limbs have to be strong to do what is expected of them. They cushion the impact of daily exercise such as walking running and jogging but that does not mean they cannot weaken through disease.

To keep those tootsies of yours in good health, learn how to prevent certain foot conditions that can leave you lame, or unable to walk.

Hard skin on the feet

Is it any wonder why feet play up as often as they do if they are not looked after? Excuse the pun, but put the shoe on the other foot and think how you would feel being closed in for the best part of the day with no air, or hadn’t had a dip for a while. Surely that good feeling you get after removing your shoes after a long day of standing on them is enough to tell you the feet have had a bad day. Kick those shoes off whenever you get the chance. The longer the feet are allowed to suffer in conditions as such they will sweat more bringing smell and bacteria.

Wearing shoes a size smaller than your regular size is risky.

Foot damage is usually a result of ill fitting shoes, and yet a lot of people choose to ignore this warning. It is silly for good advice to go unheeded if you want to avoid having to walk with a limp later in life.

A couple of bad conditions that can develop from untreated hard skin are foot ulcers and calluses. Help prevent them happening by keeping the feet in check and seeing to them when they need caring for. Also, it is vital to use the proper tools to remove hard skin so you don’t cause further harm to the skin.

Simple way to remove hard thick skin off the soles of your feet

Tools

Foot basin/bowl.

Warm water.

Epsom salt, oil or bath soap.

A Pumice stone.

Towel.

Moisturizer.

Fill a basin with warm sudsy water and soak the feet for about 5 minutes. Or you could use Epsom salts or essential oils which will soften the skin prior to treating the hard skin.

Dampen the pumice stone.

There is no need to be heavy handed with the Pumice stone, as the skin will soften and crumble after the soak. Take the stone and gently scrub the hard skin on the bottom of your foot while the idle foot stays immersed in the water. Work the pumice stone in circular motions.

Wipe the area of the foot with a wet flannel, or drop it back into the water to remove skin shavings.

Dry the feet thoroughly.

Moisturize feet and legs.

Warnings:

Sharp instruments should not be used to remove hard thick skin on feet.

Diabetics need to be careful and talk to a podiatrist before using a Pumice stone

Do you know what types of walking aids there are, or ever used one? Is the answer no? Good, let’s keep it that way. Try and avoid walking with a stick, crutches or zimmer frame by remembering your feet are on the end of your legs.

What is a foot callus?

Calluses are a thickening of the outer layer of the skin. They are a typical result of pressure. A common place for a callus is the ball of the foot, the heel, and the underside of the big toe. It’s a condition that affects both genders but more the female. Configuration of calluses is caused by a build up of dead skin cells that harden and thicken.

Symptoms of a foot callus

A hard growth normally on the ball of the foot

Pain if pressure is put on the area that only goes when rested

Discomfort wearing thin soled and high heeled shoes

Possible causes of calluses

High heels

Mal-alignment of the metatarsal bones

Long metatarsal bone

Badly fitted shoes

Walking abnormality

If you are flat footed

High arched feet

Overweight

Loss of fat pad on the underside of the foot

Short Achilles tendon

The cause of a callus would determine what treatment is best effective to cure the problem. If the case is mild try using a non-medicated pad around the callus to help relieve pressure. The more severe case of hard thick skin have your doctor look at.

The Lucinda Bassett Attacking Anxiety and Depression System

The Lucinda Bassett program includes:

o 16 Audio Cassettes or CDs

o 3 Coaching Videos or DVDs

o A 250-Page, 15 Chapter Guidebook

o 16 Handy Reference Cards

Although I tend to prefer downloadable items (I don’t like to wait) the Lucinda Basset program is worth the wait. The package definitely delivers value; it is professionally put together and is quite impressive.

Ok, there’s some slick packaging… what’s it got under the hood?

The Attacking Anxiety and Depression program was developed by Lucinda Bassett and Phillip Fisher, M.D. from over 17-years of Midwest Center therapy groups.

The program is based on cognitive-behavioral modification. In a nutshell, it is intended to teach you to recognize the thoughts, behaviors, and reactions CAUSING your distress and then show you how to change these negative, anxiety-producing habits.

A lot of what has made this program so popular and effective is the way it is structured and presented.

The methodology of using an audio/video teaching format allows you to listen to the material over and over, at your own pace. The ultimate goal of the program is to teach you to rely on your own skills through the recovery.

The Lucinda Basset workbook, CDs and DVDs show you how your current thinking and reacting are causing your stress, anxiety and depression and then it shows you a different way to look at life and how to react to the stressors in your life.

The program is very deliberate, step-by-step, week-by-week, showing you how to begin dismantling your old destructive patterns and replacing them with more healthy, compassionate habits.

Attacking Anxiety and Depression is Clinically validated and used in hospitals, clinics, universities, by a network of psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, and by the number one ranked HMO in the country, Group Health.

Either Lucinda Bassett is just an incredible marketer or she actually has something “real” going… she has the second longest running infomercial of all time and has been featured on Oprah, Regis, Montel Williams, Maury Povich, The View with Barbara Walters, Reverend Schuller’s Hour of Power and has been published in Prevention, Family Circle, Longevity, The Journal of Clinical Psychology, and more.

You can try the program by Lucinda Bassett free for 30 days

Is Your Dog in Pain – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment of Canine Joint Pain

Pet owners may not realize their dog is in pain until the symptoms become advanced. That’s because animals deal with pain better than their owners do at times.

People have varying amounts of tolerance to pain and the same is true of their pets. One dog may not limp on an injured leg until damage to the joint is extreme while another will yelp and cry at the least discomfort.

Knowing your dog and his habits and behavior is often the trigger to realizing the animal is hurting. There are symptoms to watch for but often the first sign of pain in a family pet is the feeling of the owner that “something isn’t right”. When that impression remains for several days, a trip to the vet for a checkup is a good idea.

Symptoms of Pain:

Vocalizing –

Your dog may whine when he rises from a sitting position or yelp when he jumps down from a chair. He may whimper when you massage a shoulder or make moaning or groaning sounds when at rest.

Posture –

Your dog may limp with one leg or may appear to walk in an awkward, hunched position holding his front end and back end at uneven heights.

Level of Activity –

Owners accustomed to a pet who follows them from room to room may notice the animal staying in one place instead. The dog may lay down, get up, circle and lay down again repeatedly trying to find a comfortable position and may have difficulty getting up after laying down.

Behavioral Changes –

Your pet may avoid social contact or growl or snap when you touch part of his body or manipulate a joint. He may withdraw from petting and be reluctant to participate in play activity. Some dogs may become more needy than usual and seem to be asking for constant attention.

Dog may lose their appetite when they are in pain or appear unusually tired or lethargic. Incessant licking, scratching or chewing of one part of the body is a visible indication of itching or pain and an increase in drooling is another sign of a problem.

Appearance –

Many dogs display facial expressions that their human companion recognize as part of the personality of their pet. A change in expression or physical appearance may be an indicator of a dog who is in pain.

Ears laid back may be unusual for the animal and a vacant stare that replaces the attentive look or eyes that seem constantly tired and sleepy may be subtle clues of a joint that is aching or an injury that needs treatment. Panting is normal for dogs but constant panting in the absence of exercise or heat is unusual.

Causes of Pain in Dogs

Serious illnesses such as cancer will lead to excruciating pain for an animal. However, the most common source is injury or arthritis affecting the dog’s joints.

Joint pain in dogs can cause limping and vocalizing and all of the other pain symptoms listed above. A simple sprain may heal itself in a few days while arthritis will lead to pain that comes and goes and varies in intensity. Hip dysplasia is common to some breeds and another cause of ongoing joint pain.

Pain symptoms in dogs should not be ignored. Finding the cause of the discomfort can often lead to treatments with pet medicines that will control or even eliminate pain for the animal. Prompt treatment can halt the progression of serious illness and relieve discomfort quickly.

Treatment for Canine Pain Relief

For life threatening diseases, your veterinarian will prescribe a course of treatment. Medications can be costly but can be obtained online safely by ordering discount pet medicine from a site run by a veterinarian. Treating joint pain has been a focus of development in veterinary medicine for several years. The resulting medications have relieved painful joints for tens of thousands of dogs. Dogs with hip dysplasia or senior dogs suffering the pain of arthritis can become pain-free with discount pet meds at a price any pet owner can afford.

* Deramaxx – Taken daily, Deramaxx will help control chronic osteoarthris and pain. Your dog will enjoy the taste of the beef-flavored tablet and this pet med is safe enough to use every day.

* Metacam – Available as a solution for injection (used in the vet’s office) and as an oral suspension for follow-up treatment at home, Metacam addresses dog arthristis symptoms with a two step procedure that provides fast canine pain relief.

* Rimadyl for Dogs – This is the most popular dog pain medication available today and is widely used by both pet owners and veterinarians. Rimadyl for dogs is used to relieve dog arthritis pain and also for pain due to soft tissue surgery such as spay/neuter.

Treating dog arthritis pain and joint pain caused by injury or hip dysplasia is now possible with new medications that can return your pet to a healthy, active lifestyle that is pain free. Buying both prescription and non-prescription remedies through a veterinarian online provides pet owners with discount prices for long term treatment.

Frontal Hair Loss Treatment – Rescuing Your Hairline

When thinning hair becomes apparent on your hairline and temporal regions, it is not only difficult to treat; it is also devastating, due to its obvious location. This type of balding affects men most often, and it’s difficult to come to terms with. Fortunately, there are medications that specifically target this particular problem.

If you wish to discuss your frontal hair loss treatment options with your doctor, he may provide you with a prescription for Propecia. Propecia is a tablet that is ingested and works by countering the follicle thinning effects of a converted form of testosterone known as DHT. This altered hormone has been proven to be directly responsibility for up to 95% of all male baldness. Blocking DHT’s ability to attach itself to the base of hair follicles prevents it from shortening hair cycles and thinning existing hair. This drug has outstanding clinical and real life results, with around 66% of users seeing significant hair growth. This drug continues to maintain and stimulate hair growth, and is considered a leader in frontal hair loss treatment, working for as long as it is taken. This is an excellent way to restore hair, but can be slightly challenging to the wallet. Before you begin investing in this product and becoming enthralled with its results, make sure you are aware that it is a lifelong investment, and one that you can afford. Propecia is changing lives every day and giving men the confidence they lost when their hair began to thin.

Another frontal hair loss treatment that is effective for both men and women is minoxodil, more commonly known as Rogaine. This is an excellent drug for restoring the most noticeable hair lost at the front of the skull. It is a topical approach to hair restoration and is less expensive than its pill counterpart Propecia. The price drop is due to the increased amount of effort that needs to be put forth by the user. Used twice daily with four hours of application time, it can save a wallet, but consume quite a bit of time. This drug will stop hair loss at the temporal zones, but it will not produce new hair at that location. Rogaine is highly popular and successful, but requires dedication on the part of the user. This, too, lasts as long as you use it.

The most permanent and effective, but costly, frontal hair loss treatment is to undergo a hair transplant to restore hair that has already been lost. This procedure is done at a clinic where specialists can perform the procedure and monitor its success. Expect this process to carry out over a course of one to two years and bruise your wallet with an average cost of $15,000.00. Success is possible because the hair is transplanted from the back and sides of the head to the front and temporal areas. Although it may seem all the same, the hair on your head, depending on its location, is quite different. In fact, the hair at the back, base, and sides of the skull is immune the effects of DHT.

Frontal hair loss treatments are usually the priciest hair replenishing systems, due to the difficulty of restoration. All are proven effective; it is just a matter of deciding which method is within your budget and patience range. All systems will take time to produce full results, so patience is the key. Remember: it took time for hair to become thin and fall out, and it will take time for frontal hair loss treatments to work and the hair to restore itself and become full and strong again.