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Become Psoriasis Free For Life

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease and affects around 7.5 million people in the United States.
It will cause red, dry patches of skin and inflammation. Psoriasis is not contagious but can be inherited.
The most common type is plaque psoriasis, which will give you red skin and silvery scales.

The second most common form of psoriasis is guttate psoriasis, leaving you with salmon pink or red drops on your skin. This can be on a large part of the body, and some require treatment, while others can go away by itself in a few weeks.

Inverse psoriasis will give you red, smooth patches in the folds of the skin. This can be in the armpits, under the buttocks, by the genitals, under the breasts, or in the abdominal folds. This can get worse from sweating and skin rubbing together where the skin folds. These moist areas can be the beginning of yeast and other fungal infections.

Nail psoriasis will affect the toenails and the fingernails. Most people will also have another type of skin psoriasis. The nail can have a yellow red color change as if there is a drop of blood under the nail.

There can also be little pits in the nail from losing cells from the nail’s surface. The nail bed can become infected and start to crumble. It is not contagious but when left untreated, it can become a functional and social problem.

The least common type is erythrodermic psoriasis but can be very serious. A very large part of the body is bright red and inflamed, as it is overgrown with a red, peeling rash. This will normally give an itchy or burning feeling and require therapy or medications and light therapy.

To prevent or stop infections, antibiotics can be used. As this is a serious condition, some people might need to go to the hospital for treatment. Most doctors will send you home with allergy medication such as creams and pills that will only mask the problem.

The root cause of psoriasis is an immune system disease. When you know how to boost your immunity and control outbreaks, you will be free of symptoms and free of psoriasis as well.

There are a few things you can do to make it easier to live with psoriasis. Keep your skin moist with creams and lotions; eat a healthy diet to have your immune system function at an optimal level; do regular exercise and also keep plenty of rest.

Never pick at lesions or scales, as that can make your psoriasis worse, because it can allow bacteria to enter the skin and cause an infection. Avoid bumps and cuts because skin damage can cause a flare-up at the site of the damage.

A herbalist will advice red clover as it will work against skin problems. It can be taken in teas, ointments, compresses, and syrups. Other home remedies are devil’s claw root, vitamin C, vitamin E, fish oil, selenium, zinc and milk thistle. Turmeric has been proven to be effective against psoriasis and many other skin conditions. Oregano oil is known as a useful fungicide.

An icepack can be used as one of the fastest and easiest solutions. Some sufferers swear by dead sea salt baths, that you can buy at you local health food store. You can also try an oatmeal bath to reduce itching, or add some olive oil to the water as an extra moisturizer. Soak for 10 to 20 minutes in lukewarm water because it is less drying than hot water. Try not to rub your skin dry as it can worsen your psoriasis. Moisturizing after bathing can help to soften dry skin that causes itching.

With the downloadable guide called Psoriasis Free For Life, you can treat the visible symptoms, but also the invisible symptoms; the actual immune system deficiency. This is what cause the itchy patches to show up and scale over.

The natural psoriasis remedy is safe, without expensive drugs and their side effects and can even be used on children. You can expect to see results in about a month or even less.

Stop Hypothyroidism Problems

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. This will affect the metabolic processes of the body. Women will have more problems with it than men, especially when they get older. Low thyroid hormone levels will lower metabolism, but also increase the risk of other health problems such as heart disease and pregnancy problems.

Autoimmune thyroiditis is an inherited condition and is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in adults. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own thyroid gland. Sub-acute thyroiditis is a condition where the thyroid produces an excess of thyroid hormones, which will be followed by a hypothyroid phase. The thyroid function will return to normal after a while.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism depend on the duration and extent of the hormone deficiency, but can be weakness; muscle aching and cramps; fatigue; weight gain or difficulty losing weight; poor appetite; intolerance to cold; constipation; memory loss; dry, rough skin; depression; irregular or even heavy menstrual periods; hair loss; increased cholesterol levels; eye and face swelling; slow mental activity; and a deeper or cracked voice.

To find out what causes hypothyroidism, a laboratory examination is needed. With this test the blood levels will be measured of the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH); T4 and T3 thyroid hormones; and the thyroid auto-antibodies. The thyroid stimulating hormone measurement is the most accurate test for the diagnosis of hypothyroidism.
The presence of thyroid antibodies indicates autoimmune thyroiditis, also known as Hashimoto’s Disease.

A normal treatment of hypothyroidism is a life-long therapy, with only a few exceptions.

Most people are treated with a synthetic form of the T4 thyroid hormone because this is a more stable form of thyroid hormone and is only required once a day. For hypothyroidism sufferers it is important to have a good after treatment, as the body is sensitive to small changes in thyroid hormone levels.

After a change, TSH and free T4 levels should be measured within two months.

With a natural therapy you can treat hypothyroidism and the symptoms to balance your thyroid, and so your whole body. The symptoms are completely reversible and even easily treated naturally in almost every case, using a step-by-step process for treating the problem at its source. Your body is able to heal itself but you have to create the right environment in your body.

Drinking herbal teas such as green tea and lemon balm will soothe the overactive thyroid.

Doing exercises for about 30 minutes a day is one of the best ways to have relief from an overactive thyroid.
A balanced diet rich in vitamins, fats, proteins, minerals and carbohydrates is also important to control your hypothyroidism. Taking bugle-weed and mother-wort, either in tablet or powder form, benefit to control the symptoms of hyperthyroidism.

With the report “The Hypothyroidism Solution”, you can avoid a lifetime of medication and their side effects, because you will learn how to manage this problem at the source with natural therapies.
In a few days you might start to feel a little bit better to become healthy and happy again!

The report comes with a comprehensive list of resources to get the best quality herbs and supplements to solve your hypothyroid problems.

Bodyweight Exercise Revolution

Many people want to keep their body in shape or try to lose weight, but cannot find the time or the money to go to the gym. Or they might want to have a bit more privacy while doing their workouts.

And even if they go to the gym, it can be so busy, that they have to wait for equipment all the time. Setting up a little home gym is not the way to go as most of the time it cost more than expected, and a lot of people are done with it after a few weeks.

With a revolutionary new program “Bodyweight Exercise Revolution” there is no need for an expensive membership, going to the gym, or waiting for equipment, because you can do your exercises anywhere.

The only thing you use is your own bodyweight.

With the bodyweight exercise training you can train as hard or gentle as you want. The program is based on Circular Strength Training and the latest improvements in sport science, to make you healthier, fitter, but also happier and better looking than you did before.

You get a complete program to do a total body workout. Now you can workout wherever you want or whenever you have the time. You probably already know about push ups and sit ups, where you use your own bodyweight, but there are a whole lot more powerful exercises you can do using your own bodyweight. In other words, everything you need to get in shape, you have already with you.

Even if you have some time left during lunch hour, you can just do a few workouts.

Here are some examples of body weight exercises: One arm push ups; Pull ups (on a low hanging branch); One leg squat; Chair dips; Reverse crunch; Jumping jacks; Walking lunge; Wall sit; Plank exercise; Mountain climbers; and Full bridge. Of course there is a lot more, but it will be too much to mention it here.

The program is based on techniques that produce results, to get the results you want, without guesswork. You can expect to see results in only 28 days, such as more energy, fat loss, more strength, more flexibility, endurance, muscle gains, and a healthier body. Each exercise must be done for 90 seconds followed by 30 seconds of rest before going on to the next exercise.

The step by step system of the book will take you from a beginner to an expert. The book is over 165 pages with color photos and detailed descriptions for each exercise variation. It is an inexpensive, convenient workout that you can take with you, wherever you are going, even while you’re on a holiday.

These bodyweight exercises are guaranteed to give you explosive muscular strength, melt unwanted fat, and give you more flexibility. Now you can train less and get better results in the shortest time possible.

Eliminate Snoring Once And For All

Too many people have experience with a partner that is snoring, and keeping them awake most of the night. It is not only man who are snoring, women can snore also, although not so much or not so loud. The snorer will not have much problems with it, while the other person can have a lot of problems from waking up several times at night.

Snoring is caused by soft tissues at the back of the nose and throat that start to vibrate. This comes from air going through small air openings.

Snoring is not a disease in any way, but it can be very annoying for other persons in the same room. However, there can be a problem from the soft tissues as they can block the air ways, making it harder, or even impossible to breath.

Snoring is very common in people who are obese, while post-menopausal women also snore more. It seems that family history and genetics are causing it. Medical conditions, like sinus infections, nasal tumors, hypothyroidism, allergies and colds, are also enhancing the chance of snoring. A swelling of the area at the base of the tongue can also cause snoring.

When you go to sleep, the soft tissues of the throat, and the tongue, can form a blockage preventing air from going into your lungs. This negative pressure during inhaling will close your airway even more tightly. To get air into your lungs, you must wake up for a moment, or move to stop the soft tissues from closing your airway. As this can happen several times at night, you won’t have a peaceful sleep.

As you snore more when you sleep on your back, you should try not to sleep on your back. This sounds easier than it is, but with a few pillows next to you, it might work.

Losing weight is not only good for your overall health, but can also help to relieve snoring.

Using medication or drinking alcohol before you go to bed, can increase snoring as it relaxes the muscles in your throat, causing an airway blockage.

Although many people won’t notice their snoring problem, the other person in your bed will notice it.
This can have a negative effect on your relationship, work, study, or cause other health problems, such as depression, stress, high blood pressure, or even heart problems.

The Stop Snoring and Sleep In Silence Audio System is tested by thousands of people and will help you to get rid of snoring once and for all in just 1 hour. This breakthrough MP3 audio system relieves all the factors that are causing snoring.

This powerful system works with the body to get into a peaceful state to help you fall asleep naturally. The system identifies the type of snorer and will offer a solution in the form of natural exercises.

It is a unique inside out approach to eliminate the snoring problems fast without the use of medication and their side effects. The strategies, methods and exercises will help you to get rid of snoring, but it will also help you to fall asleep faster, and sleep on through the night. When you wake up you’ll feel refreshed, you will be able to concentrate better and have more energy.

Cure Sleep Apnea Without CPAP

Sleep apnea is a condition noticed by a repeated reduction in, or a complete stop of breathing while sleeping. There are two known types of sleep apnea; the common obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the less common central sleep apnea (CSA). This stopping of breathing can take 10 seconds or even more resulting in 25% less airflow than normal.

About 25% of people have central sleep apnea; the brain doesn’t send a signal to the respiratory muscles to bring air into the lungs. Up to 4% of people have obstructive sleep apnea; the brain does send a signal, but the air flow into the lungs is blocked, causing less breath going into the lungs. More men than women have this problem and it will be more common with older people.

Sleep apnea can cause insomnia, memory problems, headaches, tiredness during the day, concentration problems, anxiety, bad temper, and problems during work due to bad concentration. Sleep apnea can also lead to a higher chance of having a car accident or an accident at the workplace. In fact, apnea sufferers have a three times higher chance of having an accident, caused by sleepiness.

If sleep apnea is left untreated, it can lead to other health problems, such as heart failure, high blood pressure, diabetes, liver damage, kidney failure, heart disease, strokes, and even death.

Central sleep apnea might be caused by medication, strokes, heart failure, or even high altitude. Obstructive sleep apnea can be caused by narrow airway passages, nasal congestion, vocal cord injury, enlarged tonsils, upper
respiratory infections, obesity and weight gain, medication, use of alcohol, and smoking.

Most of the time, doctors will prescribe a treatment with CPAP: continuous positive airway pressure. It is a breathing machine that pushes air into the airways with adjustable intensities and pressures. Research has proven that half of the CPAP users will stop within 3 months, and are looking for an alternative treatment. Most apnea sufferers get problems from using their breathing mask, such as dry mouth; nasal congestion; sinus problems; ear pressure; headaches; and even claustrophobia.

A simple step to improve your sleep is trying to sleep on your side, instead of on your back. Also, try not to eat too late, especially before you go to bed. Do not drink too much alcohol, because alcohol will relax the muscles in your throat more than usual. For the same reason don’t use drugs before bedtime. Try not to smoke because smoking reduces oxygen levels in your blood and strains your heart, and will contribute to sleep apnea.

If you are overweight, you should lose weight as it has shown to be important in the treatment of apnea. In fact, your weight can be the cause of your sleep apnea. Losing weight and stop smoking are the 2 most important things you can do to stop sleep apnea.

Exercises will improve your health but should be avoided late in the evening. Raising your bed a little bit to an incline position can help you to keep your airways open.

Research has proven that people with sleep apnea have worse symptoms when they sleep flat on their back.
As you stop breathing during your sleep, sleep apnea can eventually kill you.

But there is an alternative to the CPAP treatment. Like almost any other health condition, getting rid of your sleep apnea takes time and, most importantly, you need to have commitment to the treatment.

Most people who used this treatment got rid of their sleep apnea within 6 months, sometimes even within 3 months.
The ebook “Cure your sleep apnea without CPAP” contains 78 pages of information with effective alternative treatments, with 7 types of treatments that have proved to stop sleep apnea.

You get 12 action steps for each treatment, to make sure you know exactly what to do to benefit from that treatment. You also get 7 quick fix treatments that you can already use for a better sleep tonight.

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