Thursday , 17 April 2014

Why Green Tea Burns Fat Fast

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Green tea extract is one of the most popular nutrition supplements on the market. But what is it about this ancient Chinese remedy that helps people lose weight? Green tea has long been associated with health benefits, from lowering the risk of heart disease to raising metabolic rates. It is this change in metabolic rate that leads scientists to conclude that the green tea fat burner myth is a reality.

Scientists at The University of Bristol conducted a study to determine the health benefits with respect to cholesterol levels, cancer-reduction and fat loss. They concluded that while there was no …

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5 Steps Towards Healthier Sex

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Sometimes it takes more than a bit of sexy bedroom lingerie to spice things up in the bedroom. Here are our 5 top ways to stay healthy in the bedroom.

#1. Practice Yoga.

Yoga is not only an excellent discipline for improving muscle tone and suppleness, it has been scientifically proven to help prolong orgasm. Yoga also helps to lower anxiety levels, leading to levels of deep relaxation. Renowned sex therapist Dr. Marty Klien explains that:

Stress contributes to sex problems and sex problems cause stress. This can become a vicious cycle. Yoga reduces anxiety, so it enhances sex and

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You must Bee joking! Why honey is great for your hair

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Honey is great for energy, stamina and sweetness. Beauty experts know that it’s also the secret to having flawless skin and beautiful and lustrous locks!

The virtues and benefits of honey, the product of industrious bees, created from the nectar of flowering blossoms, have long been heralded by philosophers, scientists and even the Prophet Mohammad — not to mention Winnie the Pooh. And over the ages, healing with honey — ‘apitherapy’ — was touted in Greek, Roman, and Islamic text, as a universal medicine, improving the immune system as well as enhancing physical stamina and mental alertness. Lately, though, aside

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Benefits of Natural Sunscreen

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Sunscreen has long been established as an important weapon in the fight against skin cancer and blemishes. Getting sun exposure is beneficial to our health, but spending more than 30 minutes in the midday sun during the summer months can cause irreversible damage. Sunscreen (also known as sunblock and suncream), when applied correctly, can act as a barrier between our skin and the sun’s harmful yet invisible UV rays. While shelves are stacked high with yellow and white bottles of the stuff, how can we be sure that the chemicals contained within are not equally harmful? Let’s investigate the ingredients …

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6 Healthy Ways to Eat Fries

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Most of us adore french fries, chips, wedges, crisps… whatever you like to call them, deep-fried potatoes are palatable to many. Often loaded with saturated fat and high salt content, the inconspicuous potato chip has become enemy #1 amongst New Year dieters.

Those looking to trim up and shift those extra Christmas pounds can still enjoy this tasty starchy treat. Here are our top 6 healthy ways to eat fries:

1. Little and often.

There’s nothing wrong with popping into your favourite burger joint once in a while to chow down on a cripsy fry. As long as it’s …

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Why female sugar cravings are scientific fact

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It’s become a bit of a cliche, but sugar-mad women can now rest easy in the knowledge that their cravings have a proven scientific basis. Researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, found a gene variant only carried by females that is responsible for dopamine regulation when eating. As you may already know, dopamine is the brain’s pleasure chemical (although it also has other functions). When sugary foods are eaten, dopamine is released in the brain, rewarding our successful forage and encouraging us to repeat this behaviour in the future. While this mechanism aided our survival thousands of years ago …

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Complementary medicine treats children with autism

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In a study of the range of treatments being employed for young children with autism and other developmental delays, UC Davis MIND Institute researchers have found that families often use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments and that the most frequent users of both conventional and complementary approaches are those with higher levels of parental education and income.

There is no Food and Drug Administration-approved medical treatment for the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, a lifelong neurodevelopmental condition whose hallmarks are deficits in social relatedness, repetitive thoughts and behaviors and, often, intellectual disability.

In the search for treatments to

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Vitamin E may help memory disorders

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Elderly people with high serum vitamin E levels are less likely to suffer from memory disorders than their peers with lower levels, according to a study published recently in Experimental Gerontology. According to the researchers, various forms of vitamin E seem to play a role in memory processes. The study was carried out in cooperation between the University of Eastern Finland, the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare, Karolinska Institutet, and the University of Perugia.

Studies investigating the link between vitamin E and memory disorders have usually focused on a single form of vitamin E, namely α-tocopherol, which

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Perfect Skin in 4 Easy Steps

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Perfect skin. It’s the holy grail of the beauty world and a multi-billion dollar industry, but how much can be actually achieve without applying a single skin care product? We’ve compiled a list of the best ways to get your natural skin glow back without spending a single cent.

#1 Water

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It’s no secret that water is important to our skin. In fact, it makes up over 70% of our total body mass. Keeping hydrated is very important as our bodies and skin get dehydrated for many reasons, from the salt in our diets to artificial heating in the …

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Aussie Miraculously Smooth Conditioner Review

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Name this product:

Aussie Miraculously Smooth Conditioner (aussie.com, $7)

What the product claims to do:

This conditioner helps smooth and tame unruly hair.

How it worked for me:

It left my locks feeling very soft and touchable, and also under control.

How this product looks and feels:

The unique shape of this product made it easy to handle, and the product itself feels nice and smooth when applied to hair.

What I liked about this product:

The texture is nice and creamy and offers great results.

Describe the application process, how often you used the product and for how long:

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