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Boost Your Skin’s Collagen Through Natural Collagen Production

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Breakthroughs in medical science have made it possible for us to live longer, healthier lives. One area that scientists continue to focus on is aging. Experts are working with the body’s powerful ability to heal itself. They know that collagen is a protein that play a critical role in healing and supporting the structure and strength of the body…including skin, bones and joints.

The skincare industry has never been larger and companies have the potential of reaching record profits, even in times of crisis. You probably noticed that each producer will use a somewhat different formula and claim that this is the perfect solution against wrinkles. Wrinkle cream producers will argue on any subject, but they will agree on one thing: wrinkles are created by lack of collagen.

So, what do you need to do to regain youthful skin? Simple, you can boost your skins collagen by such natural substances that boost the natural collagen production.

Collagen is nature’s most fundamental and abundant building block. In fact, collagen makes up 70% to 80% of the skin’s dermis, providing structure, strength, and support. Collagen depletes naturally over time as we age, leading to a tired or aged appearance. This happens through the formation of new wrinkles and folds, and changes in facial contour and structure. The natural pace of collagen loss can be accelerated by such factors as sun exposure, genetics, hormonal changes, and smoking. By replacing lost collagen with an advanced collagen compound, EVOLENCE® dermal filler can help enhance and maintain the structure, volume, and naturally younger-looking appearance of your skin.

EVOLENCE® dermal filler represents a breakthrough in treating the effects of aging by replacing the collagen you’ve lost with collagen that lasts. A truly novel dermal filler, EVOLENCE® can immediately improve and refresh your appearance by smoothing out and softening unwanted wrinkles and folds, and restoring structure and facial contour in volume-depleted areas. The visible, natural-looking results are achieved immediately, with minimal-to-no downtime, so you can get right back to your daily activities. These immediate results last for at least 6 months, so you can avoid the costly repeat treatments often associated with other fillers.

EVOLENCE® is injected by a trained physician or aesthetic professional, and your desired results may be achieved in just 1 visit. Only your physician or aesthetic professional can determine the best treatment approach for achieving your desired results.

Introducing collagen to our bodies is one way of attempting to slow down or even reverse this aging process. Some turn to facial injections of collagen to prevent wrinkles. Bovine collagen is usually used for this. It can plump the skin for a few months but is eventually metabolised by our bodies and so the procedure needs to be repeated. If the procedure is not done well the patient can end up with a rather bloated or distorted face. A much less intrusive form of skincare is collagen supplements. Collagen supplements not only help the anti wrinkling of our skin but also help our joints. But you should choose wisely. You may not always be getting the type or quality of collagen that you think you are.

Finding A Good Pregnancy And Parenting Resource

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Pregnancy can be difficult the first few months for all women. Things happen with your body that you have no control over. It can seem like everything is falling apart, but have faith, everything will be fine. Here is a list of some of the most common pregnancy problems you may encounter. Hopefully this will help you feel a lot better and know that you’re not alone in your feelings.

Morning sickness is without a doubt the most common of the pregnancy problems. It can come at any time of the day, not just in the morning. To help prevent that sick feeling in the morning, wake up slowly. Try eating some plain crackers or dry cereal before getting up. Avoid warm places; heat can increase nauseas feelings. Keep fresh air flowing by opening windows, or turning on exhaust fans. Cooking things in the microwave will emit fewer odors than cooking in the oven or stovetop. Eat something salty before meals, avoid greasy or spicy foods, and try not to drink fluids with your meals. Spread your meals out throughout the day, into about 6 smaller meals. Try taking your prenatals later in the day, and ask your doctor about vitamin B6 and ginger supplements.

Abdominal Pain or Cramps

With all of the stress and strain that is being put on your body it is only normal to experience abdominal pains or cramps at various times. To help in relieving these pains, try using a warm heating pad. You may also want to do some exercises in order to strengthen your abdominal muscles. Talk to your doctor to find out which kinds of exercises are best for you.

Swelling

Swelling is also something you are likely to experience during pregnancy. Wearing support hose can help to control your weight gain in your legs and ankles. You should avoid standing for long periods of time or wear tight fitting shoes. Avoid diuretics, as these will lead to increased swelling. Stay off your feet as much as possible, and elevate your legs when sitting. Lying down is even better than sitting.

Constipation

This one can sometimes be difficult to control, but if you will drink water and eat foods high in fiber, you should help fight against it. Foods like fruits and vegetables, and whole grain cereals and breads are the best in fighting off constipation.

Fatigue

Fatigue is quite common during pregnancy. The most effective method for dealing with fatigue is to get plenty of rest. Try to several naps during the day. Eat a well balanced diet, including about an extra 300 calories per day. Iron deficiency is a leading cause of fatigue, so be sure to get enough. Although it may seem counter-productive, fatigue can often be relieved by exercising. Exercise will be refreshing and will leave you feeling energized.

Bladder Problems

Bladder problems can be the worst part of pregnancy. You feel like you have to go to the bathroom constantly. But, you can also experience other bladder problems. It is important to drink plenty of water and avoid junk food, refined starches, coffee, sugar, tea, and foods high in acidic content. Avoid using soap on your genitals. Be sure to empty your bladder and wash with water after intercourse. Wipe from front to back after using the bathroom. Try to include cabbage, leeks, and garlic in your diet, drink 3 glasses of cranberry juice every day, and take a vitamin C supplement.

Being pregnant should be one of the happiest times of your life with all the expectations and dreams for the future. Pregnancy makes a woman enter into a new life, and this journey to a newborn baby is not so easy. Some women move towards a healthy pregnancy, whereas others do not find themselves so lucky. They have to undergo several problems during pregnancy leading to a not-so healthy time being a pregnant woman.

So, to help such pregnant women, Gurgle is here to help you with every parenting query you encounter, from feeling your baby kick for the first time, to deciding on the right childcare. Gurgle is also to help you meet other parents who share similar experiences to you, but also for you to share your parenting expertise with them.

On a basic level you can use Gurgle as a source of information on all aspects of parenting. Gurgle provides you with related articles, videos, groups, answers, chat and kit for you to peruse through. You can also use Gurgle in a much more personal way. Register free and each week Gurgle will be able to show you all the videos, articles and expert advice most relevant to you so you can keep track of your baby’s development. Gurgle will also connect you to other members going through the same experiences as you are and you’ll be able to build your own network of Gurgle friends.

Gurgle is still a baby and has lots of growing to do. Gurgle hopes that you come to see this website as more than just another baby guide, rather as an experienced older sister who can solve your baby-themed problems.