Mouth rinses and toothpastes. If your bad breath is due to a buildup of bacteria (plaque) on your teeth, your dentist may recommend a mouth rinse that kills the bacteria. Your dentist may also recommend a toothpaste that contains an antibacterial agent to kill the bacteria that cause plaque buildup.

If you have gum disease, you may be referred to a gum specialist (periodontist). Gum disease can cause gums to pull away from your teeth, leaving deep pockets that fill with odor-causing bacteria. Sometimes only professional cleaning removes these bacteria. Your dentist might also recommend replacing faulty tooth restorations, a breeding ground for bacteria.

If bad breath is due to a health problem such as a sinus infection, diabetes, acid reflux, etc., then the underlying medical issue needs to be treated.

If bad breath is a side effect of taking a medication, discuss with a doctor whether there are other options for medication that can be taken. Never stop taking a medication without first consulting your doctor.

Toothbrushes can’t reach the back of the tongue where the bacterial causes of bad breath reside; so although brushing plays an important role in oral hygiene, it is not a bad breath cure. Since mouthwashes only temporarily mask and do not eliminate the odor-causing bacteria, they too are not an effective chronic bad breath treatment.

If you still have bad breath after making changes to your dental hygiene, you may want to try Source: natural bad breath treatment remedies.

Understanding Lupin

March 25, 2016

Another word for lupin is lupine and it’s a legume which belongs to the same plant family as peanuts belong to. Many people can eat flour made from a lupin-derived ingredient or regular lupin according to senior medical advisor at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Stefano Luccioli, M.D. In some medical literature however, reactions to lupin for some people can be quite severe.

Some reactions can include a severe response to an allergen called anaphylaxis which may even include shock. This is life-threatening and can occur very fast. Lupin are allergens and they can cause this type of response.

People will develop an allergy to lupins over time like they do with all allergens. For people that already have a legume allergy, eating lupin could cause an allergic response even if they eat the food just once. People that are allergic to peanuts according to studies, have a greater chances of having an allergy to lupin. Parents know how to look for and to avoid peanuts if they have a child with a peanut allergy, but they may not know what a lupin is or if this is an ingredient which could harm their child.

For many Europeans, lupin is a staple food and they may be more aware of the allergenic properties of it and are more accustomed to seeing it as a food ingredient, but it’s quite new to the U.S. market. Many Americans may not even have heard of the legume. It may be found at Italian or other ethnic stores as lupini beans or it can be found in packaged products.

It can be Found Often in Gluten-Free Products

Lupin may become more popular because foods made with lupin-derived ingredients are the perfect substitutes for gluten-containing flours and it’s often used in gluten-free products. Today, there are more gluten-free products on store shelves and people that have an awareness about gluten are buying them. These buyers need to know that lupin may be a potential allergen for them.

You need to Read the Label

Food labels are required by law to list the ingredients of the product. When lupin is found in a food then it has to be listed on the label. Consumers that are looking to avoid lupin and those that have allergies to peanuts need to be careful and need to look for “lupine” or “lupin on their food labels and avoid the food if it’s there.

If you feel that you’re having an allergic reaction to lupin then you need to stop eating the product and seek medical care. You may have symptoms like hives, vomiting, swelling of your lips, or difficulty breathing according to Luccioli.

A number of medical problems can inhibit the growth of healthy eyelashes. For example, hair disorders such as nonscarring alopecia can cause a loss of eyelashes. The condition also causes the loss of eyebrows and pubic hair, in addition to a receding hairline.

Applying a natural eyelash growth product on a daily basis can cause your lashes to look longer and healthier in only a few weeks’ time.

The specific ingredients found in these products vary depending on the brand, but they often include things like peptides, vitamins, and Aloe, or other nutrients that can increase eyelashes and help your lashes becomes stronger and longer.

Fat Burning Exercises

March 16, 2016

We all know that excess body fat is a bad thing. It leads to obesity and health problems. It’s impossible to be overweight and healthy. The body doesn’t work that way. That’s why you’re here. You want to lose weight and get yourself on the right path. We’re going to help you do just that. It’s not as difficult as you may think. All you need is a little dedication and some help.

A gym membership is something you should consider if you want to lose fat. Weight training and fat burning exercises are among the best options to lose weight and keep it off. You’re not going to be a power lifter over night. This is why you’re going to want to pace yourself. Start off with the exercise bike and treadmill first. Then ease your way onto the more difficult machines. You may even consider hiring a personal trainer. They can help you get started and point you in the right direction.

Staying active is the most important thing. Even walking will help you lose a little weight. It’s not the best weight loss exercise and that’s why most people seeking to lose weight workout in a gym. You can also ride a bicycle to burn even more calories. It’s also a great mode of transportation. You’ll get where you’re going and burn much needed calories at the same time. Sneak in extra bicycle rides when you can to lose even more weight.

A home gym can be pricey, but not out of the realm of possibilities for most people. You can easily find everything you need at your local sporting goods store. Building a gym at home can cost anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. You can build it piece by piece if you like. The speed in which you build your own home gym will be determined by the available money that you have to spend on one.

What’s the easiest and most efficient way of burning fat? It’s not by exercising or going to the gym. You might be surprised to find out that it’s by taking fat burning pills. You’ll be amazed at what these pills will do. They’ll do more than just help you burn fat. You’re entire life will change after taking them. You’ll look and feel so much better. It’s not going to end there. You’ll also feel more confident and it’ll translate into you being more successful in all areas of your life. People who feel good about themselves make more money and often times are in happy stable relationships.

Can simply taking a pill really change your life? You better believe it can. Your health is too important to fool around with. What you need to do is to take it serious. Stop going down the path of disease and poor health. Being overweight will shorten your life and cut down the quality of it. You owe it to yourself and those that care about you to take weight loss seriously. By doing so you’ll improve the quality of your life and the lives of that love you as well.

Fight Child Obesity

March 11, 2016

Obesity levels for children are climbing to all-time highs. Schools communities, and parents are getting concerned and trying to helps young people eat healthier meals.

According to registered dietitian Shirley Blakely you need to look at two things in the supermarket aisles which are:

  • The Nutrition label on a product – This shows the number of nutrients based on the daily percentage you need as well as the calories in the food.
  • The ingredients of all packaged and prepared foods on the label – Every ingredient that went into making the product is listed on this label. The predominant ingredients are listed first followed by the others in order.

If your kids eat cereal and there’s a grain in that cereal like oats, or corn listed first, then this indicates that the cereal is healthier. If sugar is listed first, the cereal isn’t that good for your child.

Sugar might not be an additive because fruit for example, are full of natural sugars. If you look on canned fruit labels like pineapple, raisins, or prunes for example, you’ll see sugar listed, but this is because the fruit is full of naturally occurring sugar.

Fresh fruit in the produce aisle doesn’t contain any labels so if you want to know the calories or nutrients then you need to lo ok for the food online.

When you read the label, you need to look at three things:

The serving size— One container isn’t usually regarded as one serving of the food in the package. If you want one serving as listed on the package then you need to measure the food out and eat from a bowl or plate and not directly from the package.

The Percent Daily Value—This tells you what percentage of the recommended daily requirement of each nutrient is contained in one serving of a food. This is based on the amount of each nutrient recommendation for one day. 5 percent or less is considered low, while 20 percent or more is considered high.

The Nutrients— You want to choose a wide variety of nutrient dense foods. You want about 20 percent or more of protein, some essential vitamins and minerals (such as vitamin C and calcium) and fiber, in a single serving. You want to limit your intake of saturated fats as well as sodium to 5 percent or less per each serving of food. You want 0 trans-fat, or trans-fatty acids.—This is a harmful fat raises (LDL) or your bad cholesterol and lowers the good cholesterol or (HDL).

Eating well at home is just one part of being healthy. About one-third of all calories consumed in the day are eaten out of the home. The FDA wants to move forward with labeling on menu boards and menus for retail food establishments, some chain restaurants, and vending machines too. These new rules would help consumers and provide them with more information on the food choices that they make out of the home