Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Doing Bulletproof Coffee the Right Way


What is Bulletproof Coffee



This coffee has become fashionable in the United States, thanks to Dave Asprey.

Dave Asprey is an angel investor in Silicon Valley that has invested more than 300,000 dlls in research to manipulate our body beneficially. Dave on a trip to Tibet found the recipe and research that this coffee is beneficial for our body, here is the original recipe.

This recipe helps us balance our fat percentages when we are doing ketogenic diet because it often becomes difficult to reach rates of 75% fat, 20% protein and 5% carbohydrate. This is because the ingredients of this coffee are 100% fat.

Recipe preparation for bulletproof coffee


Ingredients

     - Organic Coffee Roasting
     - Coconut oil or MCT oil (oil of medium chain triglycerides)
     - 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Preparing coffee

For me personally I like the infusion method (either French press coffee or other infusion) I use a coffee maker that manufactures the company Eva Solo and personally is that I like.

I use 100 grams of water for every 12 grams of coffee for me a strong flavor, it is advisable to use 45-60 grams of coffee per 1000 ml (1000 ml = 1 liter) or 25-35 grams per 500 ml ( 500 = 0.5 ltr) is a matter of taste.



We hope 4 minutes for the coffee infusion (I recommend putting it in a thermos, this in order that there is no over-extraction and waste remain inside the cafe.

A ready time, added two Tablespoons coconut oil and 2 Tablespoons butter to blender.

We added a cup of coffee and if you like you can add an envelope of stevia to sweeten it, once you add the ingredients begin to beat the coffee.

Ready, we serve it in a cup and add a little cinnamon to give it that characteristic flavor and aroma of a delicious cup of coffee.




Tuesday, March 29, 2016

How to Get Rid of Razor Burn - Easy Ways to Prevent and Soothe Razor Burn


Getting rid of Razor Burn

One of the best ways to get rid of shaving is to do everything possible to prevent in the first place.

Skin erosion can occur if shaves wrong, too closely or are no longer than shaving sensitive areas. Sometimes it may seem like a small red rash, small bumps or may even cause blisters or infected grains. It can also cause skin itching, uncomfortable or see red sitting.

Here are some preventive measures you can take to prevent razor burn and some remedies you can use to get rid of it after you have.

Clean and replace your blade often

The best way to avoid or get rid of shaving is to ensure that the razor blade you are using is clean and / or replaced frequently.

A dull blade or dirty can be a important contributor to skin erosion. Most often people will use a longer than they should sheet. It could be to be in a hurry, running out of fresh razor blades, or simply feel too lazy to replace the blade. However, if a razor is being used beyond its effective date which can cause razor burn.

It is important to replace your blade frequently and to ensure that the person you are using is clean occasionally washing it with alcohol. This will help get rid of any bacteria.

It is also a good idea to ensure that additional sheets are in the house at all times for easy replacement when necessary.

Most manufacturers suggest that a razor blade is replaced every two weeks. You may be able to extend to 3 or 4 weeks if you shave less frequently, or if the hair is used in is not as thick, but this is a general guide to consider.



Use hot water when shaving


The hair is more difficult when dry. The use of warm to hot water will help soften up.

Use Shaving Gel moisturizer appropriate

Never shave dry skin. This could be one of the major causes of skin erosion.

It is best to use a moisturizing gel or lubricant suitable to go a long way in preventing skin erosion, as it forms a barrier between the blade and the skin.

If you do not have shaving gel available, you can use soap in a hurry, but make sure foam liberally.

Get rid of Razor Burn taking it easy on the skin

It is important not to apply too much pressure when shaving. Many people have the mistaken impression that the more pressure you use, the more closer shave. In truth, however, applying too much pressure can actually irritate the skin.

A new razor sharp blade ensure a close shave, even with the lightest of touches.

Shave in the same direction as hair grows.

Most often people will shave the hair in the opposite direction that is growing with the belief that they will get a shave too rushed. Unfortunately this is also one of the biggest culprits of not only skin erosion, but ingrown hairs, a condition that could be quite painful.

It is important to always remember to shave in the direction the hair is growing no matter what part of your body that is shaving.



Try your best to avoid aftershave scented perfume


This is especially true for people with sensitive skin. Most aftershave lotions contain alcohol which can actually dry the skin when used, so razor burn worse than ever.

Try using a moisturizer without perfume or a moisturizer that contains aloe vera aftershave. Then you can use a simple cologne or perfume to get the incredible smell you seek.

Razor Burn treatment after the fact

Aloe Vera is probably one of the best treatments you can use to help soothe razor burn. You can apply the gel that comes directly from the plant to break a leaf in half and rub the gel into the burned area, or you can buy Aloe Vera in most pharmacies. It is very useful to have on hand because it can treat many types of burns, including burns product.

Cortisone cream is another remedy you can try to help relieve redness and discomfort.

If none of these are available to you at this time, just use cold water and dry with a wash cloth or towel.


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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Top 10 Tips for Good Parenting

Everyone’s got their own kind of parenting style, but there are some general tips that can keep you in good stead. Here are 10 tips worth bearing in mind.


1. Be Consistent

It’s important to give your children a consistent form of parenting, so stick to the same rules in order to offer them stability.

2. Be on the Same Team
Make sure you and your partner are on the same side when parenting. Try to adopt the same rules so that your kids will have a united parenting front. This also prevents them from feeling confusion over what rules to follow.

3. Don’t Fight in Front of Your Children

This can create anxiety and fear in children who might think that fighting means something serious. It also places stress on them when they should not have to carry the burdens of your relationship.

4. Lead by Example

How you lead your own life and react to situations is probably the most important way to instill the same values in your children. Make sure how you live is the way you want your children to live!

5. Don’t Compare Siblings

This creates sibling rivalry and instils in children a sense of competition that can be unhealthy. Praise children for their unique gifts, talents and good behaviours.

6. Reach Out to Them

Spend quality time with your children. A study conducted for the Family and Parenting Institute showed that almost three-quarters of children in London and the South East said they wanted more time with their mothers and fathers. Quality time builds bonds with your children and makes them feel that it’s safe for them to confide in you.

7. Show Love

By giving your children affection and love, you not only let them feel cared for, but you also teach them to be warm and affectionate in their relationships later in life.

8. Figure Out Your Goal

What is your main parenting goal? Is it to teach your children how to be responsible adults or to love them? Figure out your main goal and let this guide your overall parenting style.

9. Encourage Independence

This helps your children explore who they are and learn that with freedom comes responsibility. Give them a chance to make choices and guide them in the direction of healthy ones.

10. Avoid Severe Discipline

This makes children fear or rebel you, and it also could cause aggression in them. For instance, a study by Tulane University in America found that children who are spanked regularly at the age of three have the tendency to become aggressive by the age of five.
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Monday, January 18, 2016

Food allergy

It began to report food allergies in Europe in the early twentieth century, and since the 1940s, food allergies have been recognized by doctors worldwide.

Up to two million, or 8% of children in the US They are estimated to be affected by food allergies, and up to 2% of adults.

In the case of a true food allergy, the immune system of a person will react to a usually safe food. This is caused by an allergic antibody called IgE (Immunoglobulin E), which is found in people with allergies. The food allergy often occurs in people who have relatives with allergies, and symptoms after that allergic individual consumes even a small amount of food can occur.

The food intolerance is sometimes confused with allergy. The food intolerance refers to an abnormal response to a food or food additive that is not an allergic reaction. It differs from an allergy in that it does not involve the immune system. For example, a person may have uncomfortable abdominal symptoms after consuming milk. This reaction is probably caused by an intolerance to milk sugar (lactose), in which a person lacks the enzymes to break down milk sugar for proper digestion. Your allergist can help you determine the difference between intolerance and allergy.

The food allergens (ie, those parts of foods that cause allergic reactions), are usually proteins. Most allergens can still cause reactions even after being cooked or digested. Numerous proteins have been studied to establish food allergen content. The most common food allergens, responsible for up to 90% of all allergic reactions are the proteins in cow's milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish and tree nuts . All foods come from a plant or animal, and are grouped in families depending on their origin. Peanuts, black-eyed peas, kidney beans and lima beans and soybeans are some members of the legume family. Asparagus, onions, garlic and onion are, surprisingly, members of the lily family. A person allergic to one member of a food family may be allergic to all members of the same group. This is known as cross-reactivity, some allergic to peanuts and nuts, which are from different food families; these allergies are called coincidental allergies, because they are interrelated.

Within animal groups of foods, cross-reactivity is not as common. People allergic to cow's milk can usually eat beef, and patients allergic to eggs can usually eat chicken. People allergic to eggs often react only to proteins in the egg white. However, since it is impossible to completely avoid cross contamination between yolk and white, should avoid eggs completely.

Symptoms of allergic reactions to food
The most common allergic skin reaction to a food is hives.
Hives are swollen red areas of the skin very itchy and can appear suddenly and disappear quickly.

They often appear in clusters, with new clusters appearing as other areas. Hives may occur alone or with other symptoms. Atopic dermatitis or eczema, a skin condition characterized by itchy, scaly and red, can be triggered by food allergy. This reaction is often chronic, manifesting in people with allergies or asthma family or personal history. The symptoms of asthma, a chronic disease characterized by narrowing of the airways and difficulty breathing, can be triggered by food allergy, especially for children and babies. Gastrointestinal symptoms of food allergy include vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps and sometimes a red rash around themouth, itching and swelling around the mouth and throat, nausea, stomach pain, bloating and gas.


It is common in babies have temporary no allergic reactions to certain foods, especially fruits, cow's milk, egg, peanuts and wheat or allergic to potato. Symptoms may include irritation around the mouth, due to natural acids in foods like tomatoes and oranges, or diarrhea due to excess sugar in fruit juice or other beverages. However, other reactions may be allergic and may be caused by small amounts of the offending food when you eat again. As they grow older, some children may tolerate foods that previously caused allergic reactions, with the exception of allergies to peanuts and tree nuts. An allergist should conduct periodic reviews of these allergy testing with the right foods.

Severe allergic reactions
In severe cases, consuming a food to which one is allergic can cause a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. This is a systemic allergic reaction that can sometimes be fatal. The first signs of anaphylaxis may be a feeling of warmth, flushing, tingling in the tongue or itchy red ON irritation. Other symptoms may include feelings of dizziness, shortness of breath, severe sneezing, anxiety, stomach or uterine cramps and vomiting and diarrhea. In severe cases, patients may experience a drop in blood pressure that causes loss of consciousness and shock. Without immediate treatment, anaphylaxis can cause death.

Symptoms of anaphylaxis are reversed by treatment with injectable epinephrine, antihistamines and other emergency measures. It is essential that anyone with symptoms suggesting possible anaphylaxis get emergency treatment immediately.

And food intolerance reactions to additives
The food intolerance reactions are usually caused by dietary factors and not by allergenic proteins in food. As already mentioned, one of the most common intolerances is lactose. They can be triggered other reactions to food intolerance with drug-like chemicals in some foods. Symptoms may include nervousness after consuming chemical additives in cheese and chocolates, or various adverse reactions to chemicals and preservatives to food, called food additives are added. Among the most common food additives that may cause reactions in sensitive individuals include aspartame, benzoates, BHA and BHT, FD & C Yellow No. 5 and Red No. 3, MSG, nitrates and nitrites, parabens and sulfites. True allergic reactions to food additives are rare.

The best way to manage sensitivity to food additives is to learn which foods contain certain additives and avoid those that cause problems are. Your allergist can help you identify foods for you to delete everything possible from your diet.


Diagnosis
An allergist is best qualified to diagnose food allergies. Diagnosis requires a carefully organized and detailed assessment. First, the specialist will establish a complete medical history, and then perform a physical exam. The specialist will find out the frequency, time, gravity and nature of the symptoms, and the amount of time between eating a food and any reaction.

Dermal allergy testing may be useful to determine which foods, if any, trigger allergic symptoms. In skin testing, a small amount of liquid extract made from food in the back of the arm is positioned. In a test called prick test, a needle is passed through the liquid in the top layer of skin. During the scratch test, small scratches through the liquid and the top layer of the skin are made. If the patient develops a rash or hives small, within 20 minutes, this positive response indicates a possible allergy. If the patient develops a wheal, the test is negative. It is rare for someone with a negative skin test to have any food allergy IgE. Dermal tests are not helpful when sensitivity is suspected to simple foods like sugars or chemical food additives.

In certain cases, such as severe eczema on the whole body, an allergic examination can not be performed. Your doctor may also use blood tests, called RAST testing or CAP-RAST, to diagnose food allergies. For diagnosing allergies to milk, egg, peanut or fish may be more useful than the CAP-RAST test dermal tests. However, false positive results may occur with both skin testing and blood tests with food allergies. Food testing, described below, are often required to confirm diagnosis.

The allergist may also suggest that the patient keep a food diary, which consists of a detailed record listing foods eaten, date, time and any symptoms occur after eating. When you suspect an allergy to a single food, the specialist may recommend removing any food for a while. If symptoms are relieved, the specialist can add food to the diet once again to determine if it causes a reaction (but never done this if the patient has a history of anaphylaxis).

If there is any doubt about the diagnosis of food allergy, the allergist may recommend a test food or food additive "blind". These tests are performed in the physician's office or sometimes in hospital under close observation.

Generally, the suspect food or health food, called placebo, colorless patient in capsules, or in a mixture or pudding not administered allergen. Neither the patient nor the doctor knows if the suspect food or placebo is consumed. This test is called "double blind." When done correctly, these tests are very reliable to specifically establish a cause and effect relationship between a food and allergic symptoms.

Treatment

     Avoid food. The best way to treat food allergy is to avoid specific foods that trigger allergies.

     Ask about the ingredients. To avoid eating a "hidden" allergen meals away from home, people with allergies should inquire about ingredients when eating at restaurants or other houses. Read food labels.

It is important to read food labels carefully and become familiar with technical or scientific names of foods. For example, milk may not appear as an ingredient in a label; but the label may indicate the presence of casein (milk protein), sodium caseinate or milk solids. Sometimes it appears as wheat gluten; similarly, the egg often appears as albumin. Government agencies have been working to improve the labeling of food ingredients for consumers allergic to certain foods can more easily determine which foods may need to avoid.

Be prepared for emergencies. Anaphylactic reactions caused by food allergies can be potentially life threatening. People who have experienced anaphylaxis should strictly avoid the food that triggered the reaction. Those with severe food allergies may need to carry and know how to use injectable epinephrine and antihistamines to treat reactions due to accidental ingestion. They should also wear an ID bracelet that describes the allergy. If you have an anaphylactic reaction after eating some food, it is essential to have someone drive you to the nearest emergency room, even when symptoms improve. For the correct diagnosis and treatment, be sure to get follow-up care of an allergist.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sugarcoating ADHD: The Love-Hate Relationship

From birth, children prefer the taste of a sweet solution over a salty or bland one. After a child’s first taste of a sweet candy, they seem to develop a single-minded aim to attain more of the sticky substance. Children are attracted to sugar like bees to flowers. And with good reason.

It seems that science now confirms that our bodies are wired to crave sugar. A study conducted at the University of Washington and published in the American journal Physiology & Behavior found that children whose blood work revealed the presence of a chemical that indicated they were undergoing a growth spurt tended to prefer sweet drinks while those who were not growing as fast chose less sugary options. Researchers theorise that chemical messengers tell the brain to gravitate toward the higher calorie drinks to provide energy for cell division and proliferation.

While it’s true that children need a high-calorie diet to develop the myriad of nerves, muscles, bone and tissue they need to grow into strong, healthy adults, simple sugar is not the hero we might like it to be.

In a study published in the journal Neuroscience, researchers found that consuming a diet high in fat and refined sugar reduced a chemical linked to learning and memory retention. The study concluded that diets high in fat and sugar, such as those that include a daily supply of cookies, white bread, sweets, soda and ice cream, reduced the subjects’ ability to learn and remember. While we may be quick to label a child with ADHD, we would do well to look at their diets first.

Another study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that the body’s ability to ingest nutrients and remove harmful bacteria was impaired for up to five hours after eating a 100g portion of carbohydrate from glucose, fructose, sucrose, honey, or orange juice. That means that for several hours after eating a high-sugar food, your child’s body has less capacity to fight off infection. Thus, restricting sugar intake during the cold and flu season may be even more important.

As with most things, moderation is the key. Most people love sugar but logic suggests that we reserve it for an occasional indulgence. I wonder if we viewed sugar as an occasional poison, rather than an occasional treat, if we would make different choices for ourselves and our children.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Top 10 Tips for Going on Holiday with Your Kids

It’s not always easy to pack up the entire family and head on holiday, but there are ways to make it easier and fun for all.

1. Plan Ahead

Be realistic about what you will be able to do when you have your kids along. Plan for a slower pace of travelling and stick to a schedule so that everything gets done.

 2. Make Sure You Get Jabbed

If you’re travelling overseas, be sure to tell your doctor about your holiday plans and check to find out if your children will need any jabs before the trip.

3. Get Your Baggage Delivered

If you’re swamped down with carrying lots of luggage, consider having some of it delivered. There are companies such as Firstluggage.com and Carrymyluggage.com that  can assist.

4. Bring their Toys

When traveling by car, ensure you carry entertainment such as portable CD/DVD players or colouring books to keep your children entertained.

5. Pack Snacks

Healthy snacks kids can enjoy on the go really do help prevent hunger or moody tantrums.

6.  Beat Boredom

It’s important not to let kids stay in the car for too many hours at a time. Stop for food or even just to walk around or see some nice sights. This will help prevent boredom or frustration.

7. Bring First Aid

This is important because you don’t know when you’re going to have to deal with scratches, scrapes or insect stings. Pack things such as Calpol sachets, headache tablets, bandages, antihistamines, and antiseptic creams.

8. Ace the Accommodation

Try to book rooms that will give members some privacy and comfortable sleeping arrangements.

9. Have Scheduled and Non-Scheduled Time

This is important because you also need a break! Let the kids entertain themselves at times during the holiday. If you loosen the reigns a bit they will find things to do, for instance while you’re relaxing on the beach they can be making sand castles.

10. Include Kids in the Planning

Children become more enthusiastic about holidays when they are involved in the planning of them. This is also a good way to assist anxious kids who might feel nervous about change or not having their usual routines.

Diet to lose belly fat FAST!!

Health and wellness has been one of the top concern of the people from the beginning. Along with the modern innovations, various ways of sustaining fitness yielded such as peerless physical activities and bizarre kinds of diet. However, getting rid of the belly fat has been a steady issue among people who are trying to maintain fit and lean figure. Slender arms and perfect-shaped legs is not enough, one’s physique is no perfect with belly fat still hanging in the mid-area! Nothing beats a healthy and simple diet to achieve that ideal body frame! Here are some examples:

Green tea.
Green tea is reputed as a miracle tea. It is used as treatment from headaches to depression even in the ancient times. Today, it has known to have a significant role in achieving a great form since it contains antioxidants called catechins. These catechins work with caffeine in green tea to stimulate metabolism and increase fat burning.

Eggs. Everybody think of eggs as something unfit for a healthy diet. But, if high-cholesterol isn’t a snag to your health, eggs could be a useful tool to control appetite. With the health professional’s clearance, eating an egg in day can be included in your diet. It helps build muscle fibers that aid better abdominal workouts.

Avocado. Avocado is known for its health benefits. It has beta-sitoserol, a compound that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels. Also it contains high amounts of monounsaturated fat which is known to reduce blood sugar and insulin spikes which then causes your system to store excess abdominal fat.

Almond. Though almond is known as high in calories, it is also constructively identified as a high-nutrient snack which doesn’t spark your body to gain weight.  Because it contains protein, fiber and vitamin E, it helps you feel full longer. It also contains low levels of saturated fat and it has no cholesterol, not only will you get that flat belly, you’ll also develop a healthy-happy heart!

Apple. “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away”- this line is very true, it as well keeps those fats away from your belly! It contains chemical called pectin that limits the amount of fat your body cells can absorb. This chemical can also be found in berries.

Lean Poultry Meat. Aiming a flat belly doesn’t mean skipping on meat.  Nice and lean cuts of chicken or turkey breast are best alternatives. These meats contain niacin, protein, B6 vitamins and a lot more. These nutrients supplement your meaty bunk-off while easing your digestion.

Citrus Fruits. Fruits like oranges and lemons contain high concentrations of Vitamin C. Adding these fruits to your diet will not only control your cholesterol levels, more notably, it will increase your metabolism and get rid of the belly fat! Juice it (fruit) and reduce it (body fat)!

Not only are these foods healthy, they are also appetizing. So keeping a diet will no longer make you feel deprived of flavorsome and scrumptious chows! So eat the belly fat away!