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An Appreciation of Peptides and Their Importance in Skincare

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All those who dabble in skincare are familiar with collagen, which features in many anti-aging products; however, the mention of peptide almost always brings about puzzled looks among the laypeople, as they are generally unable to reconcile a high school biology class terminology with a practical application in skincare. This is not unnatural, because it has only very recently started making an appearance in everyday skincare regimens. What Is a Peptide and What Does It Do?  In a very elementary way, a peptide is the basic building block of all kinds of protein; amino acids linking together make amino-peptides and when they link together, they make protein. As far as the skin is concerned, the most important protein is collagen that lies below the outermost layer of the skin that contains the blood vessels, nerves, fats, elastin, and collagen. It is collagen that makes up about 80% of the dermis...
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How Cannabis Helps Relieve Symptoms of Chronic Illness

From brain-degenerative diseases the likes of dementia or Alzheimer’s, all the way to diabetes and osteoporosis, chronic illnesses are our time’s greatest issue that can have a staggeringly negative effect on the quality of our lives. Naturally, we continue looking for ways to battle these illnesses, and more importantly, prevent them altogether, but we also need more effective solutions in healing our bodies to reduce or eliminate painful symptoms of these illnesses.  Aside from numerous medications used today, many people want to find healthier, natural alternatives that provide similar if not the same perks without the side-effects. Luckily, as more countries legalize cannabis for its various purposes, its use in treating the symptoms of chronic illnesses has become more widespread. Here are a few benefits this healing plant can provide to all those who might be dealing with painful symptoms, and how you can use it to improve the quality...
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4 Natural Ways to Help Beat Drug Addiction

Battling addiction is a long-term commitment, and as such, it takes a serious approach for the results to occur. From handling potential and actual relapses, to managing your emotional and physical side-effects and turmoil as the residue of addiction, social stigma, and conflicts, as well as a slew of challenges that surface as soon as you take the road to recovery, beating drug addiction has no one-size-fits-all solution. You are a unique person with unique traits, and you need to find strategies that will work for you and combinations of different approaches that make sense for you. Thanks to modern medicine and tech, we have access to extremely advanced medical solutions, therapy, as well as counseling and combination treatments that help people heal from addiction. However, you can always enrich your medical and professional treatment with certain natural options that come with promising potential to help you cope with the...
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Top Best Keto Supplements Choices

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As stated, Keto isn't just low carb. It can also be followed to treat epilepsy very successfully. It is a popular style of carb depletion dieting. It is a diet that should be used sparingly. It should be used as a tool to get a result and then the tool should be put away. In some instances, a ketogenic diet is much better than modern anticonvulsants (25). It has become one of the most popular diets in the world. It has been found to have antiepileptogenic properties in rats. It has become quite popular recently. Because it is limited in terms of food groups, you'll be at risk for nutrient deficiencies. Ketogenic diets will enable you to slim down within the very first week, states Mattinson. Supplements are especially great at the commencement of your keto adventure. The keto supplements look after your body when it is running in the...
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Got Foot Problems? Here's How to Choose the Best Podiatrist for You

Podiatrists are medical professionals who specialize in the treatment of health problems related to the foot or ankle. They did not have the same training and educational path as medical doctors since they have their own podiatric schools and organizations.   Podiatrists can perform a variety of procedures like surgeries, drug prescriptions, x-ray or laboratory tests, broken bone fixes. Depending on your location, it might be difficult to find podiatric specialists. This guide should help you choose the right podiatrist to treat your foot problems. Look for Experience and Expertise Similar to medical doctors, aspiring podiatrists finish a bachelor’s degree in either chemistry, biology, or physics as a preparation course. The next step of their education is in a podiatric school, where they spend at least four years. Here, they are trained to diagnose foot-related health conditions and treat them accordingly. You may also want to check where they spent...
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5 Ways to Boost Your Gym Performance

There certainly comes a time when you feel like you’re not making any progress in the gym even though you work out a lot. Maybe your body just got used to all the exercises and reps you’re doing and you have to think about how to step up your game a bit. Or maybe you’re just not achieving the results you wanted as fast as you thought you could. Whatever the reason may be, take a look at these five tips that might help you improve your gym performance. Change your routine Following the same boring workout routine every single time is not productive at all. When your body gets used to your gym routine, it gets rather easy to complete the goal that you set for the day. This means that your overall performance will gradually drop. You should try doing some new exercises, as you will stimulate new...
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Avoid These Common Mistakes While Cutting Plexiglass at Home

Plexiglass is an acrylic sheet of glass which is used in different ways to enhance the interior design of a home, office, building, etc. A lot of people use plexiglass panels as a replacement for glass in their homes. You can get a professional to cut your plexiglass sheets, but if you are doing a DIY project and want to cut the plexiglass sheets by yourself at home then there are certain things that you must know about plexiglass beforehand. It is essential to know that cutting plexiglass is not easy since it contains compounds that cannot be cut into pieces. Many people don’t know the correct way of cutting plexiglass because of which they do not get the results that they hoped for. There is no doubt in the fact that plexiglass is durable and can be molded into different shapes. If you want to make sure that you...
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Five Strategies for Dealing with Pet Allergies

Pets are fantastic, no doubt about that. They are undoubtedly great companions. For centuries, we have domesticated animals for a wide range of reasons. In years gone by it was for more practical reasons we kept them.  Nowadays, most pets have only one job, to make us happy.  Unfortunately for some of us, having pets has proved tricky due to pet-related allergies. As humans, we have not lived with animals long enough to develop complete immunity to their allergens. Below are five ways of dealing with pet allergies to help reduce discomfort. Set Boundaries We know this is hard and borderline impossible, but it has to be done when you are allergic to pets. Your bedroom should be a no-go zone for animals. The last thing you want is your private quarters being infested by animal dander. After hanging out with your pets all day, the best thing you can...
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Benefits of Yoga - Hatha Yoga

Benefits of Yoga - Hatha Yoga   Some people have a desire to experience higher dimensions of energy. This can be achieved through yogic postures or yoga asanas that have been specially designed with a deep understanding of the mechanics of the body. Your thinking and feeling can be enhanced by practicing this profound science called "hatha yoga," which is often considered to be a path by itself.   Practicing hatha yoga gives you the confidence to live your life with peace and maintain a balance. It makes you powerful, not only physically but mentally also. The word ‘Hatha' can be explained in two ways: either it can mean willful/forceful, the active yoga or it can mean sun (ha) and moon (tha), the balanced yoga. And yoga means union, a part of you belongs to the universe, and the world resides in you. It is especially outlined in a way...
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5 Light Packing Tips to Save Your Back From Trouble

Bags are considered to be our trusty allies. And we don’t just call them trusty for nothing; they should aid us in carrying our belongings without causing us pain in the long run. Heavy packs can usually cause spine problems, and we don’t want that to happen— not to us and most especially not to our kids. We tend to bring an extra pair of this and that when in fact, we don’t use them on a daily basis. It’s true that packing an additional piece of something makes us feel safer but do we really need them? Well, that’s one question we have to keep asking ourselves until we learn how to pack lightly— a lesson we can eventually pass on to our kids someday. You know what they say, always teach them young! Here are some tips on how you can save you and your kids back from...
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10 Amazing Benefits of Hiking to People's Health

People nowadays tend to look for places where we can spend a day or two for soul searching. Oftentimes, we find ourselves atop a mountain and feeling the fresh breeze on our faces while traversing mountains after mountains.  Well, if we're after the fact that hiking does our soul some good, then we're looking at the right place. And it's not just good for our souls but also for our whole well-being. We've listed down below the top ten health benefits of hiking. After reading this, you might just find yourself packing up your gears and trekking poles, ready to hike the nearest mountain in your hometown. It Helps You Lose Weight Walking or running around your neighborhood can make you lose weight. How much more if you go hiking for an hour or more while carrying a backpack? The incline adds to the challenge as well, but since hiking...
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5 Massage Therapies That Can Improve Your Mental Wellness

Most people don’t give massages enough credit. Beauty, pampering and relaxation are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to benefits of massages. They can also be great allies when it comes to improving your mental health. Furthermore, it’s important to know that not all massages are the same and that there are different massage treatments to address any health issues you may have, whether they’re physical or mental. So, if you’re looking for something to help you gain balance and maintain your mental health, here are some massage treatment suggestions you could try. Aromatherapy massage Essential oils are compounds which are extracted from various types of plants, often through distillation or cold pressing. On their own, these oils can affect the part of your brain called the limbic system, which has an important role in your behavior and emotions, but also long-term memory. By rubbing them on...
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5 Ways to Help Treat the Most Common Addictions

Addiction is never a stand-alone issue. It stems from and can be worsened by a slew of other physical and psychological problems, trauma, and chronic issues. No matter if it’s alcohol or drug abuse, or even legal substances, addiction is often deceptively slow to arise and seemingly impossible to treat. Especially if you see your loved one struggling with chronic pain and in need of medication, or their health slipping away as they try to find more ways to hide their addiction.  However, there are certain commonalities behind every kind of addiction out there. Whether you yourself have experienced problems with addiction or someone you love is struggling, these are the five steps that every rehabilitation program and plan needs to entail in order to increase your chances of success.  Self-care practices for recovery We all know that the very first step in treating addiction comes from admitting to having...
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The 6 Most Common Finger Injuries

Fingers are one of the most used external body parts of the human body. Many a times we injure our fingers while working. We all have suffered from some or the other kind of finger injuries in our lifetime. These common injuries of the finger include very small cuts and scrapes and also include very serious wounds which many a times cause permanent damage to ligaments, tendons and sometimes even bones. Such major injuries if don’t get appropriate medical attention at time can lead to permanent deformity of fingers and can result in loss of function. Many of these injuries may require the use of a finger brace to heal. Here we will tell you about the various types of finger injuries that most commonly happen to most of us: Avulsion An avulsion is an injury in which a part of the skin or the soft tissue is torn off....
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5 CoQ10 Benefits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Health

Coenzyme Q10 was only discovered about sixty years ago, but it took another twenty or so years for scientist to learn what a valuable nutrient it is and how it actually works. This is a compound produced in our bodies, which encourages the conversion of food into energy. This makes it very important for maintaining high enough energy levels. However, as we age, the body’s natural production of CoQ10 drops, which can consequently lead to energy decrease as well. However, through proper diet and with the help of CoQ10 supplements, this problem can be solved to an extent. This is very fortunate for us, since CoQ10 has many benefits on our health. We’ve put together five of the most important ones for you. Take a look. It’s got anti-inflammatory properties In some cases, inflammation is a good thing. It’s a process our body uses to defend itself from infection caused...
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Many of those afflicted by environmental and / or invisible illness will have heard of Ashok Gupta or the Gupta Program he created. If you haven't, the Gupta Program is a form of brain retraining that focuses on re-wiring the limbic system (specifically, amygdala) within the brain using what's known as neuroplasticity; the ability of the brain to create new synaptic pathways. In this case the phenomena is used for creating pathways more conducive to health and recovery from complex multi-system illnesses. There is now much scientific and medical evidence that the likes of chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) result from hyperactivity of the limbic system. Since this area of the brain is not under conscious control and is responsible for the fight or flight response (more accurately - fight-flight-freeze) and governs the hypothalamic-pitiutary-adrenal (HPA) axis, it is easy to see how hyperactive responses to stress,...
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How Shooting Can Improve Your Concentration

Concentration isn’t something you can accomplish on a whim. Quite the opposite – most people struggle with staying focused, whether we’re talking about short-term or long-term goals. What many people fail to realize, though, is that you can actually enhance your concentration in many ways. And sometimes you can successfully accomplish this through daily practices or even hobbies – such as shooting. Did you ever take the time to assess that concentration is an essential aspect when it comes to shooting? That’s because enhancing your shooting skills doesn’t come with any shortcuts whatsoever. It requires discipline, long-term commitment and, note – concentration. In Shooting, Nothing Can Substitute Focus First of all, it would be safe to say that focus is something you cannot possibly substitute when shooting. In fact, one of the main reasons why many people, even expert shooters, might miss a target is because they aren’t focused enough....
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Workplace hygiene: Top 6 Office Germ Hotspots

How your workplace appears is how your employees, as well as other stakeholders, view your office space. This is why one should never forget to have the office cleaned.   Cleaning your workplace on a regular basis is a good sign of professionalism and care for the well-being of one’s employees. According to MaidSailors, leading Office Cleaning Service NYC provider, It is important to do this regularly so as to avoid germ and dirt build-up.   If you’re looking to have your office cleaned, then it is important that the dirtiest areas or spots are covered. Read on to find out which parts of the office are the most happening spots in town for germs everywhere. 1. Desk One’s office desk is perhaps the most frequent place one sits at when they’re working. This is why it is no surprise that the desk should be the top of the list...
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Steps to Start Working Out After You've Been Sick or Injured

  It’s always hard to step away from your regular exercise routine after you’ve encountered an injury or illness. However, you mustn’t take this a drawback, but an opportunity to rest and recover your body. Sometimes, our minds can’t take in all the information our bodies send us, so we tend to overestimate ourselves and push the limits harder than we can manage.  For this not to happen, it’s important to take things slow and have a recovery plan. Follow these steps to a full recovery, and keep in mind that it doesn’t matter how fast you get there, it’s the ride that counts, so you should try to enjoy it as much as possible. Listen to your body  No pain no gain is a motto that isn’t going to do you any good in this case. There are different types of pain, and if you have ever had an...
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Living with Kidney Disease: 5 Tips for a Good Life

The greatest concerns healthy folks deal with on a daily basis cannot compare to a basic checklist of anyone living with a chronic illness – sometimes the wrong ingredient in the food can cause severe health consequences, while disturbing your routine for a single day can result in a chaotic week ahead. It’s no different for those who live with kidney disease and need regular dialysis as well as strict dietary guidelines, medical checkups, and specific lifestyle adaptations. However, even if you’re dealing with a chronic illness of this nature, there is still so much you can do to preserve and increase your quality of life, enjoy every moment of it, and make sure you’re in good health as much as possible. To a great extent, you have ample control over your situation, and in that case, you can infuse your life with joy, excitement, and thorough planning to support...
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