Friday, July 31, 2009

Stuttering: Most children outgrow it.

For kids who outgrow stuttering, the normal stage of speech development is know as pseudostuttering. Characterized by brief repetitions of sounds, syllables or short words, It's a common speech irregularity that comes and goes. However it is most noticeable when the child is excited, stressed or overly tired.

I can still remember my 2nd grade classmate, she used to stutter at that time but when we were already 4rth grade, i noticed that she no longer stutters. Children who stutter regularly are more likely to notice it and will tend to be more anxious and embarrassed about it.

Here are some tips that would help you and your kids.

1. Talk to your child. Read books together. Encourage conversations during family meals.

2. Do not require your child to speak correctly at all times. Allow talking to be fun and enjoyable.

3. Avoid having your child speak or read aloud when he is uncomfortable, or when you notice the stuttering increases. Encourage instead activities that do not require a lot of talking.

4. Avoid corrections or criticisms such a "slow down" or take a deep breath. They only make your child feel more self-conscious. You should also ask others not to correct him.

5. Do not tell your child to start over or to think before speaking.

6. Minimize the stress or situations that will make the stuttering worse.

7. Maintain natural eye contact with your child. Try not to look away or show signs of being upset.

8. Let your child speak for himself and allow him to finish his sentences.

9. Speak slowly and clearly. Modeling a slow rate will help your child's fluency.

If pseudostuttering persists for more than two months. or is making the child anxious, then he may benefit from speech evaluation and therapy.. Kids with true stuterring should consult a speech .pathologist.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

3 simple steps to stay motivated to exercise.

Exercise is something that you have to do and no else can do it for you. So many people probably lost their motivation if they don't see any results or they're not having fun at all. It is very important to have those factors that motivates you in order for you to go on and of course lose weight.

Now many people should understand this, especially the ones losing weight. Now there are many times that people start out and thought that this is going to be very easy to follow and do, but not everybody in the world thinks just like that.

When we are overweight, We want to lose those pounds fro many reasons right?, It can be something about your appearance and physique, or something about your health and or physical condition

Many people who are trying to lose weight are actually losing their way, especially with their habits in eating. When someone is on a diet, you have to be determined and focus or else you will lose your way. You might go back to your old eating habits and gain back those pounds again.

But of course there are ways on how to continue and stay focus and motivated with your goals to lose pounds. So what are those?

1. Know Your main goal

Remember to be precise with your goals, be detailed, like for example, try to set a specific weight to achieve. This will help you and keep you motivated especially when your ideal weight grows near every day. The idea is to use that figure to assist you to remain resilient and dedicated.

2. Use a working strategy

Try to use a strategy that work both on your diet and exercise, try to stay away with your old fat clothes, give it away or throw it to your garbage can, Thus leaving you with only fit and sexy clothes, It will keep you motivated because you have no more clothes to put on if you don't continue losing weight.

3. have an exercise buddy or just someone willing to help you.

This has always been helpful. If you know someone who is more than willing to lose some weight then you could be buddys and start and work together, or if you can't find anyone just ask for someone who is willing to help record your progress, This will help you to pursue, because someone is checking you every now and then.

These are just few of the many things you could do to stay motivated! Most important is to have fun!

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Fake Eggs from China.

I know this maybe an old news but hey i just want to share something. My good friend went home from a business trip last week. He came from China, and told me some wonderful and odd things about China. There is just one story that i just can't get enough of it, i just kept asking him and got this information.

You probably heard about the Fake Eggs in China, but this is the first time for me so i was so surprised, yes FAKE EGGS, I actually believe that you can make fake things like cellphones and laptops and other techy stuffs, but EGGS?!!! oh my God!

Alright so here's the story based on my research these fakes eggs are dangerous because they are made out of chemicals, these chemicals may give you some health problems. and you might be asking how in the world can they make a fake egg, alright so i got these pictures and it's for you to judge for yourself, and yes it;s true their selling these eggs. I just hope that they don't export these eggs to other countries, or do they?!! I don't own these images so i don't take the credit. just wanted to share

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mild acne home remedies

are you one of those people whose main problem is acne? Now this maybe a solution to that. Well, We all know that there are more important things than just those pimples, so don't stress yourself on how are you going to treat those acne, Again, treatments can be very very costly, but you have to think that there are maybe other means than spending to much right? right.

The most reliable treatments are actually can be done at home. This is a reliever, you don't need to spend a lot to treat those pimples. You might be asking if they're safe, yes they are.These helpful treatments will help you save while treating your acne at the comfort of your own home.

These treatments are proven safe and effective. But, you have to remember these are made just only for mild cases of acne. If you have a severe type then you must ask for professional help.

When simple soap and water is not helping to your acne, Benzoyl Peroxide is one of the things that you have to consider when treating your acne, this can be easily found in soaps, facial washes, creams and gels. But you have to use it well, do not use it too many times, people tend to washtheir faces too many times when they wanted to speed up the process which as absolutely wrong this may lead to skin dryness. so just use it just when you need it.

Some people are not very into home remedies, that is because this treatment maybe slow for others and fast for some, Patience is the name of the game here, but yes this is effective. You may achieve your goals maybe after couple of weeks or so.

Another very popular one is the salicylic acid. This can also be easily found in facial washes, I myself is a living proof to do this, I remember that we were on a tight budget then and i can't afford the ones that are sold on TV. So i just religiously use it for weeks and yes it worked.This also help to unclogged your skin pores.

These treatments has been around for ages, so it is effective, it just depends on cases. just make sure to use it properly.

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Weight Loss Surgery, The ups and downs

For many years now, Losing few pounds and shredding those unwanted fat have been one of the main goals for many, the dilemma of many people. And this is not just a problem in the United States but all over the world as well. This weigh-loss issues are really not new to us, many of us cannot resist taking carbs, fast foods, in short..... un healthy diet.

With this kind of problem at hand, we try to seek for answers that will satisfy our needs. And yes most people tend to try almost evrything, weight loss programs, weight loss medications, and or even of course visited many weight loss clinics But we all still need to remember that not all of these methods of losing weight, can deliver us the results that we want, or can be effective as they claim to be. It varies to different people. It is still a case to case basis.

Now, because some are not satisfied with the mentioned weight loss procedures, weight loss experts have strived to give people the best answer. That is the reason why weight loss surgery has been introduced to us. You probably know that this is has become very consistently popular over the years.. With all those people who are tired of trying different weight loss pills and diet systems, many have resorted to surgery. Ok, so you may be thinking of giving surgery a try, but before you jump to that, You should get to know what exactly is weight loss surgery.

The Benefits of Surgery for Weight Loss

You probably heard many bad reports about weight loss surgery, but of course it wouldn't be so popular if it doesn't several benefits right?

Here they are;

For better health

– yes, this weight loss procedure can give you a healthier body with continued weight loss. Diseases like diabetes, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and high blood pressures can also be prevented.

• boost a positive outlook in life

– aside from health-related benefits, undergoing surgery can also bring good results in relation to a person’s psychological nature. Imagine yourself sexy, slim and healthy. you will be very confident of how you look all the time.

• Keeping Yourself Fit

– When you undergo surgery , they will teach you on how to maintain that good shape of your body, thus you control yourself now. You will have the satisfaction of eating just the right amount of food, because you don't want to go back to your old self.

So what are the risks?

If there are benefits to this weight loss procedure, there are also risks. Well, all kinds of surgery have one or more risks, right? And this is not an exemption. Alright, there are serious threat that brought by cosmetic surgery, such as failure of body organs, some infections,blood clot, hemorrhage and yes these could be fatal and may lead to death.. Now, the technique used in weight loss surgery known as laparoscopic technique rarely cause death to patients so no need to worry that much.

The following are among the problems that you can expect during and after the surgery:

• erosion and or prolapsed of gastric band • Complications after a gastric bypass operation such as hemorrhage, obstructions in the intestines, internal hernias, marginal ulcers, etc.

• Complications after a biliopancreatic diversion surgery.

• failure to achieve the weight loss goal/ result , and weight regain after the surgery can also be big risks.

Always remember that all of these weight loss surgery has risks. One main factor that you have to look after is the clinic, is it a reputable one? great percentage of successful surgeries,.Professional and experienced surgeons The important thing is that you look for a reputable clinic. You can ask out some known clients that the clinic have regarding the kind of services that it has. Try to find out about the success rate of the clinic when it comes to surgical procedures. It is also a must that you check for the background of the surgeon who will perform your weight loss surgery. Better yet, gather as many information as you can on their surgeons and choose who you think is the best among them.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Powerlifting, Another sport you could try.

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Many of us has no idea that Powerlifting is one of the sport that came from bodybuilding, and many of the main goals of these sports are the same. Many people will definitely benefit from powerlifting, which is also the same with body building. Well, the very main difference of these two sports that separates from one another is the competition.

The main goal of powerlifting is to move as much weight as you can, while the main goal of body building is to be as defined ans as big as you can. The squat, the bench press, and the dead weight are the main three parts of powerlifting competition. Powerlifting is not a competition of how big your muscles are, but instead how much weight you have moved or lifted. The age and the experiences are the different factors that determines the class or the type of the competitors. You don't really need to learn many different poses to become a very successful power lifter. All you need to do is to focus on your training time and stamina.

The similarities of power lifters and body builders is to both stick to their healthy diets. It is important to have enough calories, to optimize the muscle building, Of course eating the right food is also very essential. You should also stay away from bad carbs, such as fried foods, potatoes and bad fats. Green vegetables, pasta or anything that has a great source of protein is one of the types of food that you need, Like anyone else losing some fat will definitely promote a healthy lifestyle.

SO if you feel like you want to be a powerlifter or a body builder. it is always better to consult a professional to know your body type and how a good and well- balanced diet can make a difference.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Hearty Chicken recipe for everybody.

Just wanted to share a very hearty meal to everyone.

Having friends over? Serve them this healthy, festive dish! Nothing beats the gift of health for your loved ones. SO try this one and they will thank you for this.

Hearty Chicken


2 tbsp. corn oil
1 pc skinned chicken, cut into serving pieces
1/4 cup flour
4-6 pcs mushrooms, sliced
3 pcs potatoes, cut into quarters
2 segments garlic. minced
dash paprika
dash black pepper
6 pcs fresh tomatoes
1 tsp brandy or sherry wine


1. Heat oil in frying pan. Dredge Chicken pieces in flour and brown in oil.

2. Place in a casserole with mushrooms and potato quarters.

3. Saute garlic and spices with tomatoes and pour over chicken.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 to 1 and a half hours , or until tender. adding brandy or sherry during the last few minutes of cooking.

5. Transfer chicken, mushrooms and potatoes to serving plate and dress with a spring parsley

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Acne. why do you have it?

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What is it?

Acne is an inflammatory skin condition that causes spots.

Spots result from the build up of dead skin cells and grease that block the pores or hair follicles, typically on the face, upper arms, upper back and chest.

It is not contagious and is nothing to do with not being clean.

Hormonal changes, such as those related to puberty, menstruation and pregnancy, can contribute to acne.

Some medicines will also make it worse, including some contraceptive pills and steroids.

Who gets it?

Most people experience acne at some time in their lives, typically as young adults. Girls tend to develop it slightly earlier than boys - around the ages of 14-17 compared to 16-19 years, respectively.

Acne can occur later in life. Around five per cent of women and one per cent of men aged 25-40 continue to have acne after adolescence.

What are the symptoms?

As the pores of the skin become blocked, blackheads develop and small, tender, red spots appear. These can turn into pimples or whiteheads filled with pus.

What is the outlook?

Usually it is a mild condition, most commonly during young adulthood, and will resolve by itself. But for 15% of people it is severe.

The spots can become infected and cause significant scarring, particularly if they are scratched or squeezed.

How can it be treated?

Mild acne does not need treating as each inflamed spot will eventually heal. Eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water will help keep the skin healthy.

Keeping spot-prone areas clean by washing the affected area twice daily with an unperfumed cleanser can help. However, excessive washing and scrubbing of the skin will not help and may make the inflammation worse.

More severe acne may need treatment. The aim is to clear the spots and prevent scarring.

Treatments work by either unblocking blocked pores, reducing the amount of grease or sebum made by the skin, reducing the inflammation or fighting the bacterium that infects the lesions.

Creams, gels and lotions that can be applied to the skin are available to buy at pharmacies without a prescription. These usually contain antibacterial agents such as benzoyl peroxide, which also works by drying out the skin and encouraging it to shed the surface layer of dead skin.

There are several more potent oral tablets that can be prescribed by a doctor if the acne persists.

Make-up can be used to cover blemishes but heavy use of concealer may make acne worse.

Any scarring will improve with time. Laser therapy, chemical peels, dermabrasion and other treatments have been suggested for acne scarring.

Acne can be extremely distressing and it is important to seek help if you are anxious or depressed about it.


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Monday, July 6, 2009

What is vitiligo?

VITILIGO, What exactly is this skin disorder? It occurs when the skin's pigment-producing cells, which is called melanocytes, stop its production of pigment and and a result white patches will be noticeable to your skin. It doesn't chooses which part of body it will occur, All parts of the skin are affected. Common areas of involvement are the hands, arms, face, lips, legs and even genital areas Are just few of the common areas that it is usually found.

Vitiligo may be related to an existing autoimmune disorder, pernicious anaemia, a lack of vitamin B12, an overactive thyroid or diabetes. Vitiligo is also linked to digestive and or stomach problems, especially to nutrient deficiencies caused by low stomach acid.

These white areas are more sensitive to sun damage since the protective pigment is not available. You should use a sunscreen that provides protection from both the UVA and UVB forms of ultraviolet light.
Sunscreen helps protect the skin from sunburn and long-term damage. Sunscreen also minimises tanning, which makes the contrast between normal and depigmented skin less noticeable.

There are no specific remedies for this autoimmune disorder. These areas are easily sunburned, and people with vitiligo have an increased risk to skin cancer.
Supplementing with antioxidant nutrients such as vitamins A, C, E and minerals such as zinc and selenium may help neutralise free radicals that are damaging to the skin.
Evening primrose oil will help to promote a healthy skin as it contains essential fatty acids and anti-inflammatory properties. A regular intake of the oil will ease problems with your skin condition.

Many people with vitiligo are often deficient in stomach acid which hinders nutrient absorption. This is a sign of deficiency in the B vitamins. Taking a vitamin B complex will also help reduce stress that often triggers vitiligo.
You should avoid taking foods high in saturated fats, and alcohol. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains is essential. Lastly, regular sleep and exercise are essential for the body to resume normal functioning.

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Looking Good = Feeling Good

Being healthy isn't just confined to a healthy diet and exercise. Overall health and well-being should also reflect in how you look and carry yourself(there's a reason why Queer Eye for the straight guy became such a hit) Take these basic tips to looking and feeling your darndest best!

1.Take your cue from your wife/sister/girlfriend.

Women care for their skin because soft, supple skin boosts self-image and self-esteem immensely. You might gawk at the idea of applying all the gunk on your face, but all you really need are moisturizing facial washes, sunblock or sunscreen. And moisturizing shaving gels and creams for better shaves. If you've got acne, try a wash with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid ointments. Am added bonus to all these: Women like caressing smoother skin than dry or oily or flaky skin so head on to the drugstore.

2.Get rid of that slacker look.

The I-haven't-changed-in-days guise really doesn't look, feel, and, well, smell great, so ditch your slacker t-shirts and jeans for smarter-looking fashion. Nice-fitting shirts show off your great physique, and washing your jeans every so often can get you that soft-denim effect you're gunning for more than using them unwashed everyday. If you really don't want to get rid of your ripped denim, pair it with a crisp button down shirt and cool pair of sneakers to smarten it up a bit.

3. Pay your barber a visit.

Yes long hair worked for Brad Pitt- but that was so 1994. What's a healthy balanced lifestyle if they can't see you behind all that hair? cut off your locks and show off that face! A clean cut does a lot of mileage, but if you are into styling gels and texturing waxes, make sure that you style your hair in a way that it doesn't grab attention away from your face. You's want people to look at you, and not on a work of art on the top of your head.

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