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It Was Interesting to Learn About Why I Had a Problem

After hearing that many people I know personally go to get help from sacramento chiropractors for different pain issues, I figured my time had come, too. I knew I could go see the primary care physician that I had been using for the past 15 years, but I had heard from many people that physicians typically tell you that you must take a wait and see approach. This, coupled with needing to take pain relief. I didn’t really like the thought of waiting even weeks or months to see if the problem would go away after masking the pain with some aspirin. I wanted to find out if there was a good solution up front instead.

It’s funny how I grew up thinking that only doctors can help you when you have medical problems. I’m learning that they are very necessary in just about everyone’s life.

Surgery Didn’t Work, but a Chiropractor’s Help Did

I had to put up with back pain for years. I made lots of trips to a lot of different doctors. Most said that I would probably benefit from surgery since pain killers were not something that I could really do. Most over the counter pain pills barely dulled the pain. Prescription pain kills often made me too tired to function each day. So, I went ahead with the surgery that ended up not working well. Years later, visiting a chiropractor in Fort Myers did help. It was a really good thing that it did because I feared that I would have to go on life-long disability if the pain continued and kept me from working.

I become obese in my twenties.

Getting Help for My Injured Son

My son loves to play football, but he only does so as a hobby. He knew that he was good at it, but he also knew that he was never going to play for the National Football League one day as well. That did not stop him from giving his all though, which is how we found ourselves looking for a sports chiropractor in Sacramento. He did not get hurt during a game, which is the first question a lot of people were asking. He was at a training session, and he got tackled by a couple of bigger players.

He told me later that it did hurt, but that he did not think he needed medical attention. He just sat out the rest of the practice, but he knew later that something was really wrong. We looked online that night for a chiropractor who is used to handling sports injuries. We knew that we could probably go to any chiropractor for most issues, but we wanted to go to one that has a lot of experience with sports injuries, as we knew that they would be the ones who would more than likely be able to help him the most.

I Lost a Tooth the Other Day

Of course I felt like a real fool after I did it, but the boys thought I was pretty cool for a couple of minutes before I went face first into the asphalt. When I was teenager I used to skateboard a good deal, not like some kids who do nothing else, but enough to get fairly good at it. So when the boys decided they wanted skateboards of their own I decided to dig my own board out and show them how it was done. This was only a good idea until a dentist in Fremont became involved in the proceedings. I actually did not feel that rusty until my face hit that black top. I did a couple of tricks and they were decent really, I guess you do not forget that much. At any rate you have to remember how to fall too and I did a lousy job of that.

The tooth did not come out of my mouth, but it would have if I done anything.

Hurt My Back in the Church League

It started out like every other Saturday church league game. We were playing the guys from the Episcopalian church and they have a couple of guys who are pretty big, this really tough old guy who knows all of the tricks when it comes to rebounding. It is not exactly dirty, but it comes close to it some of the time. Either way I ended up with a really bad back. I had to come out of the game and the next day I went to see my Cumming chiropractor, which was a really long haul for me.

Keep Your Skin Clear using These Ingredients

Keep Your Skin ClearWorried about rash and skin problems during this time of the year?

Battle them by natural ways or by using light-weight moisturizers and more.

Honey: Make Honey a part of your beauty regime to get natural glow. Honey is seen as an ideal natural ingredient to do away with skin dryness. Women with sensitive skin can prepare a face mask made up of brown sugar, honey, olive oil and lemon juice.

Fruits: Fruits like mango and pomegranate can be useful to clear scars and marks on your face and even to nourish your skin. Watermelon is good, if you mix it with milk powder and put it on the skin. It will help to cool the skin.

Tea tree oil: Apply a mixture of tea tree oil and coconut oil. Reap in its benefits and bid adieu to rash and pimples.

 Aloe vera gel: Aloe vera is a beneficial curing agent for skin diseases caused by rain. It purifies the blood and has healing and soothing properties.

Get Rid of Sun Tan?, Here Its Tips

Sun TanIt’s bursting hot. In spite of the warmth we need to venture out for work and for different exercises. It is characteristic that our skin would get tanned when presented to this burning warmth. Aside from applying sunscreen salve you can likewise experiment with these face packs to evacuate the tan. City-based healthy skin master Vasundhra Ravi gives us six hand crafted face packs that will keep your skin looking crisp this mid year.

Barley pack

Grind 30 grams of barley with 20 grams of khus khus. Mix this powder with five drops of lemon juice and a few drops of rose water to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on the exposed areas. Leave the pack on for half-anhour and wash your face with cold water.

Dal pack

Take two tablespoon of tuvar dal, two tsp green gram dal, two tsp cucumber seeds, two tsp channa dal. Grind all these into a fine powder. Add two pinches of kasturi manjal and two tsp cucumber juice to this powder and make a paste. Apply this on the tanned areas. Leave it for half-an hour and wash it.

Fruit pack

Soak 10 grams of dry raisins and two dates in 50 ml tea decoction for two hours.Then grind this into a smooth paste.Add a tsp of papaya pulp, apply the mix on face, neck and other exposed areas. Rinse after 10 minutes.

Orange pack

Dry orange peel (mandarin orange) and powder it. Take a tsp of this powder and add one tsp curd, a tsp Multani mitti, and one tsp sandal paste. Add a little water and mix it into a fine paste. Apply the paste on the tanned areas and leave it on for 20 minutes.Wash off with water.

Aloe vera pack

 Mix two tsp of aloe vera pulp, three tsp tomato juice, one tsp Multani mitti and one tsp sandal paste. Apply on tanned areas. Leave on for 15 minutes, pat on cold milk. Leave on for five minutes and then wash off with water.

Skin Care Tips from Experts

Skin Care TipsEat a Skin-Saving Breakfast

The first meal of the day for New York City derm Doris Day, MD, includes almonds. “They contain essential fatty acids, which help put the brakes on inflammation that accelerates fine lines, sagging, and blotchiness.” Not feeling like a nut? Salmon, tuna, and halibut are good lunch/dinner sources.

Spray Away Dryness

To keep her skin supple, LA-based derm Jessica Wu, MD, sprays it several times daily with La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water. (She often spritzes her face when stuck in traffic!) Bonus: The water is packed with minerals like selenium that protect against UV damage.

Zen Your Skin

If anyone has stress, it’s doctors. High levels of tension can spike hormone production that leads to breakouts or aggravates conditions like psoriasis. “Controlling stress keeps your skin calm—but that’s easier said than done,” says Annie Chiu, MD, a derm in LA. Taking a 10-minute time-out to apply a face mask and relax on her bed works for Chiu. Another trick: Ban the ‘Berry. “I turn off my cell phone after 8 at night. Every little bit helps!” she says.

Protect with Powder

Sunscreen stops working in less than 3 hours, so reapplication is key, says Washington, DC-based derm Elizabeth Tanzi, MD. For easy touch-ups, she uses powder sunscreen. “It’s light, so skincare stays intact.” Her fave:Colorescience Pro Sunforgettable Powder SPF 50

Pair Your Potions

“A ‘cross-training’ regimen is the key to rapid rejuvenation. Some ingredients—like sunscreen and antioxidants in the morning and retinoids and peptides at night—work better as a team,” says New Orleans derm Mary Lupo, MD.

Pour on the Protection

To ensure she layers on enough sunscreen (“the best way to keep skin youthful”), Garland, TX-based dermatologist Lisa Garner, MD, president of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, fills the hollow of her palm (about ½ teaspoon) with a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to coat her face, neck, and ears. “I usually have to apply two coats to finish what I’ve squeezed out, but that’s how I make sure I’m covered.”

Look Sun-Kissed

“A little tint takes years off your face by evening out your skin tone,” which a recent study found is a key marker of youthfulness, says Ranella Hirsch, MD, a dermatologist in Cambridge, MA. Her favorite for a natural look: Olay Complete Touch of Sun Daily UV Moisturizer + A Touch of Sunless Tanner

Develop a Bedside Manner

“I often find it difficult to stick to my anti-aging regimen at bedtime,” says Francesca Fusco, MD, an NYC derm. To avoid missing her evening routine, she stores these products in a pretty skincare case she keeps on her nightstand. “So if I’ve forgotten—or was just too tired to apply products at the sink—I can do it easily while in bed.” Her must-haves: Renova (an Rx retinoid), EpiCeram (an ultrahydrating Rx moisturizer), SCO lip balm, Earth to Skin Care Cracked Heel Renewal, Creative Nail Design Solar oil (to soften cuticles), and Listerine White Strips.

Wear Your Veggies

Frozen peas help soothe itchy, irritated eyes for Jeanine Downie, MD, a derm in Montclair, NJ. “Once I get home from work, I remove my skincare and put a bag of frozen peas on my lids for about 5 minutes.” The cold helps reduce swelling and pigmentation, a side effect of repeated irritation from her eczema. Unlike inflexible ice packs, a bag of peas easily conforms to the shape of the eyes for a faster effect.

Avoid Impact

“The repeated jarring of high-impact cardio like running can weaken collagen and lead to sagging,” says Oakland, CA, dermatologist Katie Rodan, MD. “So until a ‘face bra’ is invented, I’ll stick to cycling and the elliptical machine.”

Strike a Pose

Most derms will bend over back-ward for great skin. Hema Sundaram, MD, a Washington, DC-area dermatologist, bends forward. Yoga moves “like Child’s Pose, Downward-Facing Dog, and Sun Salutations improve circulation—the boost of oxygen is what gives skin that lovely yoga glow.” Another reason to take to the mat: New research finds regular yoga practice may reduce the inflammation and stress that speed skin aging.

Skip Sodium

Diet soda is a vice that Audrey Kunin, MD, a Kansas City, MO, dermatologist, just can’t quit—she downs up to six cans a day. When she realized that all the sodium in soda (anywhere from 25 to 50 mg per can) made her eyes and jawline puffy, she switched to a brand that doesn’t punish her skin: sodium-free Diet Rite soda. “It satisfies my cravings and my skin looks much better.”

Cut Back on the Sweet Stuff

The breakdown of sugars, called glycation, damages the collagen that keeps skin smooth and firm. To prevent this natural process from careening out of control, Naila Malik, MD, a derm in Southlake, TX, sticks to low-glycemic carbs like whole grains; they’re naturally low in sugar, and the body processes them slowly to limit the loss of collagen.

Lather with Care

Mild cleansers are one of my best secrets,” says Chicago derm Jonith Breadon, MD. She’s partial to CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser , which contains ceramides—fatty materials that help retain moisture.

Pump Iron to Plump Skin

“I am religious about strength-training, and I always tell patients to do it more as they get older,” says Patricia Farris, MD, a dermatologist in Metairie, LA. The payoff: firmer skin from the neck down, the result of having better, more supportive muscle tone. “It’s like adding volume to the face with fillers, except on your body,” says Farris.

Tea Up

In her teens, Amy Wechsler, MD, an NYC derm, started drinking green and black tea for the taste. Now she drinks three to five cups a day to safeguard her skin. Research suggests that both types of tea contain protective compounds—like EGCG and theaflavins—that help prevent skin cancers and the breakdown of collagen, the cause of wrinkles.

Why Do Girls Join Beauty Pageants?!?

girlWhen you ask the majority of people what they think of when they hear the words “beauty pageant”, they might say shallow, lame, superficial, phony, or fake.  They may think that the only type of woman or girl are those that think they are attractive, narcissists, or just crave attention.  These misconceptions, however, couldn’t be farther from the truth.  For decades, girls have been competing in beauty pageants, and their reasons for doing so vary differently from one contestant to another.


“One of the main reasons that girls enter competitions is to build their self-confidence, says Tiffany Reilly, National American Miss Pageant Spokesperson. Building self-confidence will help many girls not only feel better about themselves, but will help them overcome insecurities.  They may not feel the best about their bodies, and may think they aren’t “perfect”.  However, learning to love yourself and be more comfortable with your body helps to be more secure and self-assured.


Not only do you gain more confidence when you compete in competitions, but you also learn some valuable life lessons.  For example, communication skills are of utmost importance during any competition.  Training how to speak in front of a crowd, preparing how to handle interviews, and learning to think before you speak are all critical, during competition and beyond.  Pageants are definitely learning experiences!


Some girls join pageants in search of a support system.  Because each girl has the same goals and achievements in mind, it’s easy to find a common ground, and something that will make them lifelong friends.  Once you’ve been in the pageant circuit, the girls you compete with, although they are your competition, become your family.  It’s great to have encouragement from such a large group of girls.


It’s no secret that many girls join beauty competitions for the prizes! What little girl doesn’t dream of walking away with a tiara? For the most part, pageants offer cash, scholarships, trophies, sashes, and skincare products.  Oh, and let’s not forget…the crown! And if you win, you get the chance to travel on all-expenses paid trips, travelling the country, and promoting your pageant.

So, it’s easy to see that girls participate in beauty pageants for a multitude of reasons, not just being superficial or wanting free stuff.  The next time you see a beauty pageant, you never know their reason for being there.  They just might have a story to tell.

Learning The Secrets About Resources

A Unique Approach To Health And Fitness As you read this article, you will soon discover 4 unique ways on how you can be fit and healthy. At the same time, you will be able to know some trade secrets on how you can effectively incorporate this in your life. These tips are made in a manner that it’ll make your lives healthier and more prosperous. Tip number 1. Drink – Americans have started this campaign for quite a long time now and it quickly shot to popularity as it provides real and amazing benefits to all those who did it. It showed that on average, Americans drink about 2 glasses of water a day according to studies. Where in fact, what we need is around 8 to 10 glasses of water to fulfill our body requirements on a daily basis. When the body is dehydrated, it will store water weight together with harmful toxins thus, making it crucial to drink lots of water so by that, toxins are properly washed out. As a matter of fact, you can easily do this by bringing a bottle of water with you wherever you go, drink 2 glasses before breakfast and another 2 glasses before working out.
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Tip number 2. Fibers – a number of healthcare experts and studies have proved already that fibers can bring so many benefits than junk food or fast food. You can get good amounts of fiber by simply eating salads, vegetables and fruits. To get a good amount of fiber on a day to day basis, try a breakfast of 1 apple, 1 banana, 2 oranges and an omelet and 2 glasses of water.
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By having such breakfast alone, it can offer a lot of benefits than eating simple sliced breads or cereals like the fact that it makes you feel fuller, it’s a complete diet, giving you energy and refreshment and maintain your weight without crashing diet programs. Tip number 3. Time of your meals – it is very important that you are following proper meal time when eating. In relation to this matter it will be best for you to consult a healthcare expert. Tip number 4. Join a health club, gym or slimming center – all these said establishments are doing an excellent job on helping its members to lose weight. It’s a fashion actually nowadays to join a slimming center or gym but, don’t waste your hard earned money on things that you don’t want. The only question left is, how to properly implement these tips. Truth is, you can kick it off by walking 10 minutes daily, doing pushups or yoga at home and joining a gym.

Avoid Skin Allergies using The Proper Make Up

A great deal relies on upon the sort of make-up that you buy. Before you start to shop, ensure you take after these principles…

Consider your skin sort and appearance : When you go out looking for a specific item, never forget to purchase as indicated by your skin sort and tone. Else, you may wind up with skin rashes and hypersensitivities. You can experiment with the item at the back of your palm to check whether it mixes well with your skin.

Stick to one specific brand : Often, a brand which you have been utilizing for a timeframe will suit you more than the ones that you haven’t experimented with some time recently. This is on account of your skin is now acclimated to that brand and the fixings that have been utilized.

Mineral make-up for warmer times : During the hotter months, it is best recommended to use mineral make-up. This doesn’t clog your pores like some of the liquid varieties.

Invest in a compact : While you would like to be a few shades lighter, make sure not to use foundations that clog your pores.

Toner is a must : Applying toner before putting on make-up will make your face look brighter. This can help prevent allergies as well. Buy water-based toners that contain ingredients like aloe vera or cucumber. You can also spritz the toner after taking off the make-up.

Check for expiry date : Make-up professional Nanda Ghai says, “Every product comes with an expiry date. Check them before buying. As a rule, don’t use products that are more than six months old. For example, compact powder and foundation should be changed every three months to avoid skin damages. If you have been applying a product for over a year, chances of developing acne or rashes are high.”
Do a patch test before application:  Always run a trial test before you start using a product. It is always best to check for any kind of rashes by first applying the product to the crook of your elbow.

Healthy Skin using Face Oils

Dermatologists frequently discuss keeping your skin ‘without oil’ and embrace and prescribe skincare items that are free of oil. Be that as it may, dermatologist Dr Apratim Goel says, “As I get a profound comprehension of face oils throughout the years, I concede that it is an astounding world with such a variety of fixings and the majority of them are restorative. Not just are face oils a cure for dry skin, however they are additionally viable at treating an extensive variety of skin conditions, right from hyperpigmentation, stretch imprints to skin break out.”

What is it
Experts say that face oils are soft and light preparations that have natural oils like avocado, argan, olive, sesame etc, as their base along with therapeutic ingredients. Dermatologist Dr Soma Sarkar says, “We recommend argan, almond and olive oils for the face. These oils have mosituring properties, are used in many face products and are great for dry skins. Women who have oily, acne prone skin can use tea-tree oil — avoid applying on the entire face — use an ear bud to apply a drop of tea tree oil on the acne.”

Why use face oils
Face oils have many benefits thanks to the different ingredients. Here are a few of them… w Rich in antioxidants Many botanical oils, including argan, passion fruit etc are potent antioxidants. A few drops can be used under your sunscreen or foundation. It works as a moisturizer as well as a primer.

Prevents inflammation
Some oils like argan oil have anti-inflammatory properties and prevent inflammation caused by other active ingredients. Hence, they are ideal bases for skin formulations.

Great hydrants
These oils are lipophilic in nature and they penetrate through the lipid layer of the skin and prevent water or moisture loss. For example olive oil, coconut oil etc.

Anti-ageing properties
Since the oils are combined with anti-ageing ingredients like retinol, glycolic acid and vitamin C, they help in faster and deeper penetration of these molecules into the skin, thereby augmenting the anti-ageing benefits. It also counters the irritation caused by these molecules.

Combats rosacea
Certain aroma oils like orange, tea tree, peppermint etc actually help in reducing acne and rosacea. However this should be done after consultation with an expert.

Anti blemish Rosehip oil is very useful for marks and blemishes on skin.

Soothing and calming
Owing to the faster and deeper penetration of the anti inflammatory ingredients of oils, they are also soothing and calming. They protect the skin from free radical as well as UV damage.

Mood elevators
Remember how you felt calm and peaceful when you step into a spa therapy room. Rose, lavender, lemon grass etc are perfect for relaxation.

Stretch marks
The age-old remedy for stretch marks is to rub olive oil twice a day. Though it will not clear the stretch marks, it definitely helps in lightening them.

Oils containing silicon, hyaluronic acid, argan oil etc can be used on skin under your make-up. They bind the make-up to skin for longer, prevent cracking of the make-up as well as works like a primer to even out the skin.

 Oils with active ingredients like aroma (tea tree oil, peppermint, calendula, chamomile) as well as vitamins and nourishing agents, should be best used on face and neck at night for therapeutic benefits.
Dry skin oils can be used over the sunscreen as well as above the make-up. w However, another way is to use oils mixed with tint or mix foundation cream and oil and apply as a base on face.