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Diet plays a very important role either in aggravating or subsiding PMS problems. Eat complex carbohydrates such as whole grain breads, pasta and cereals, fiber and protein. Cut down on your sugar and fat intake. Start avoiding salt for the last few days before your period start as it would reduce bloating and fluid retention. Avoid caffeine in any form as it makes you less irritable and also eases breast soreness. Alcohol is no savior in such times as it dep...

Home Remedies For Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Home Remedies For Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Diet plays a very important role either in aggravating or subsiding PMS problems. Eat complex carbohydrates such as whole grain breads, pasta and cereals, fiber and protein. Cut down on your sugar and fat intake. Start avoiding salt for the last few days before your period start as it would reduce bloating and fluid retention. Avoid caffeine in any form as it makes you less irritable and also eases breast soreness. Alcohol is no savior in such times as it depresses you even further. Drink plenty of warm water, coconut, raisins, papaya and sweet juicy fruits. Get a relaxing massage. Use unscented lotion or massage oil onto your palms and add 1 or 2 drop of essential oil of clary sage, chamomile, geranium, lavender or orange blossom. After mixing this mixture in your hand, massage it on your aching abdomen or lower back. Turn vegetarian and increase your diet with fiber as it helps remove excess estrogens. Also consume magnesium rich diet like millet, buckwheat and barley. Keep exercising and remain fit. Exercise helps in better functioning of the brain which keeps you in good mood. Get a mineral bath as it would keep your muscles relaxed and at ease. In a tubful of warm water add 1 cup sea salt and 1 cup baking soda to. Soak yourself into it for 20 minutes. Live a stress-free life, to get through this PMS problem more easily. Do not lose your romantic touch try to have a normal sex life because the intercourse stimulates the blood which otherwise remains sluggish and lethargic. Have smaller meals to keep your blood sugar level steady and also prevents the craving for sweets. Avoid saturated fats like red meat, cheese and butter as it increases the bad prostaglandins level causing uterine discomfort, bloating and mood swings. Suffering from cramps, drink a cup or two of red raspberry leaf tea. For bloating drink a cup or two of dandelion tea. If suffering from both drink both teas. Use oils like evening primrose, borage, flax seed and pumpkin seed which contain Essential Fatty Acids (EFA). These acids are changed into good prostaglandin in the body. You can have primrose oil daily 3 to 6 grams. You can also use one tablespoon flaxseed oil for salad dressing. Chaste tree berry (Vitex agnus castus) is an herb, used immensely to reduce PMS problems. Take 10 drops of chaste tree berry extract every morning from mid-cycle until your period begins. It may take a nearly three months to see the results. Dong quai (Angelica sinensis) is a Chinese herb used widely for PMS. It contains phytoestrogens and is a good hormone balancer. It helps relieve pain and also uterine cramps. Have 3 to 4 ml of Dong quai tincture three times a day during the second half of your cycle. Before consuming this herb you should keep in mind that it produces photosensitivity and should not be used if you have heavy menstrual flow or are pregnant, as it increases the flow. Use light therapy to ease PMS symptoms. The idea is to sit in front of a therapeutic light box for 20 to 45 minutes a day. Any ordinary light would not do, you have to buy this light box to get the right results.Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.

Baby Wants - But Maybe Doesnt Need -- New Shoes! (Or The Psychology Of New Shoes)

Baby Wants - But Maybe Doesnt Need -- New Shoes!  (Or The Psychology Of New Shoes)

No woman in her right mind would turn down a chance to go shopping for new shoes. Whether she has 1 pair or a 100, the lure of shopping for shoes is over powering. There just is no question about it, shoes are FUN! That is not to even mention the infinite outfit combinations we have even more FUN putting together as a result of new shoes! Shoes must both look right and feel right for the occasion. Therefore, options are needed and the more you have, the absolute better.Styles change and so do womens tastes. Whether high heels or platforms, square, rounded or pointed toes, flip flops or athletic, the lure of shopping for shoes is irresistible. There are just so many kinds of shoes all serving different purposes. Hours are spent in shoe departments all over the world shopping for shoes. From $5 flip flops to $500 designer name shoes there are so many things to consider. One thing is generally certain: If a woman REALLY likes a pair of shoes, whether she needs them or not, she will most likely buy them, regardless of price.I know a couple and the wife has hundreds of pairs of shoes. The husband has but two pair, one black and one brown. BORING and oh, so WAY not enough options. What about style? And does he have dress shoes or are these two pair of the athletic variety or what? That, of course, does not include his golf shoes. Most men have at least two of those if they are like my Father and Brother, both avid golfers. Any way, he said Thats all I need and I always have plenty of money to go golfing every weekend. She said You take the golfing (and your boring shoes) and I will take all the therapeutic effects of the shopping. It also is such good exercise, both mentally and physically!Being practical about buying shoes is so out dated.. The more shoes, the more choices. Life is good if it is all about choices, not about being practical. Practicality was for my mother, and the days of practical shopping are gone forever. Now plastic rules (along with beautiful shoes) and somehow the credit card bill will get paid. I mean if we only live once, we should certainly be spending like it. Life is way too short to not have the cutest and best shoes possible. We can find other ways to be thrifty but please do not be so when it comes to shoes. The days of the have mores are here to rule and the days of the have nots (shoes, that is) are long gone forever.Another couple I know try to go shopping together (BIG mistake). Inevitably and much to her husbands dismay and irritation, the wife ends up in the shoe department trying on shoes, one pair after another. A beautiful thing to see, right? She finds a pair she likes and says to her husband I want these shoes! Her husband replies Do you need them? She says No, but they will go great with my pink dress that I bought six months ago and have never worn because I have never had just the perfect shoes to go with it. Besides, I did put back several pair that I also liked very much, but not quite as much as these. They are so choice, sweet and absolutely the most divine shoes I have, to date, ever seen!!! The husband gives in, all the while thinking about the bills that are coming due.Let a woman give you husbands a few tips about shopping:1 -- Its a losing battle.2 -- Dont go shopping with your wife It ruins her shopping trip. Would you want us to go golfing with you? I didnt think so. It would ruin your day.3 -- When your wife goes shopping Expect a marathon and dont expect her home before the stores closeshould she arrive home early it will be a pleasant surprise. If she doesnt--Fix your own dinner!4 -- Never call her on her cell phone and ask Where are you? or When are you going be home? Big NO NO and grave interruption to her therapy. She does not want to be in touch with reality while shopping. Trust me on this one.GirlsEnjoy a most pleasant shopping experience! Happy shopping! HusbandsHeed my warnings and all will be well! AND--Happy golfing or whatever other pastime compensates for your serious lack of options!

Female Hormones

Female Hormones

Hormones are chemicals, which transfer information and regulate many processes throughout the body. They serve many important functions in our lives. For women there are many specialized female hormones that affect them from the beginning of life right into old age so it is important to learn as much as possible about them.As we grow up from childhood and begin to develop, hormones once held dormant, begin to be released and cause many changes in physical appearance. There are also many internal differences as well. Female hormones are responsible for all the specialized development that a girl goes through in becoming a woman. The process usually takes around four years and in this time varying hormone levels can be difficult to adapt to. As the process begins, the hypothalamus begins to release hormones that will in turn trigger another endocrine gland, the pituitary gland, to release two other hormones. These two hormones are luteinising hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). These are sent to the ovaries, which are then stimulated to create their own female hormones.Female hormones are also necessary in regulating a womens menstrual cycle, allowing her to give birth. The main hormones produced by the ovaries are progesterone and estrogen. These along with LH and FSH have a large role in a womens natural cycle. Hormones take a drastic change when a woman becomes pregnant as well. Estrogen and Progesterone levels remain high in the body during this time. There are many different hormones as well. Each hormone involved in pregnancy serves a vital role in this complex cycle.After a pregnancy, hormone levels yet again take another drastic change, reverting back to normal levels. This can be difficult for some women to adapt to and there are a number of negative symptoms that are believed to be caused by the many hormonal changes occurring in the body. Female hormones and their affect on emotional and psychological behavior are still not very well known however.Women undergo another change in hormone levels at around the age of 45-50. At this point the ovaries become unable to produce normal amounts of female hormones. This is known as menopause. When the process begins there may be irregularities in the menstrual cycle until finally it ceases altogether. This can have a negative effect on many aspects of health as estrogen serves many functions including protecting the heart and bones. There are also various other negative side effects caused by menopause such as hot flashes and bone loss. There are however, a number of ways to treat the side effects including with hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy may even be able to protect against osteoporosis and heart disease however this therapy requires a balance that should be discussed with your doctor.From the very beginning of life, female hormones have a great effect on a womans life. They shape appearances, make having children possible and are responsible for many important experiences for a women. Knowing all you can about these important parts of your body is important in keeping healthy.

The Best Sunless Tanning Methods

The Best Sunless Tanning Methods

If you havent noticed the summer is already here. Surprisingly, you dont have to wait for the summer for endless beach hours beating down on the sun rays. Sunless tanning also known as the indoor tanning is more popular and easy than ever and it is much safer than sun tanning. Here are 10 tips for sunless tanning:1. Airbrush tanning Airbrush tanning is a new an emerging sunless tanning method. Using a clear liquid containing called dihydroxyacetone (DHA), you can get a golden tanned look for five to ten days. The ingredients of the airbrush tanning lotion are FDA approved and are considered safer than coomercial tanning beds.2. Tanning beds Tanning beds and tanning booths actually imitate the sun. Tanning bed lamps use UV-B and UV-C rays to achieve the optimal tanning results. However, tanning bed lamps do not use UV-A rays which are considered harmful. You will feel the "tanning beds" results after a couple of weeks.You may go to a professional tanning salon and get the golden look at one of the commercial tanning beds (Wolff tanning beds are the best ones) or get your own home tanning bed. You can get a discount tanning bed in one the wholesale home tanning beds shops. Yet, you must realize that maintaining a tanning bed is an expensive task you will have to purchase tanning bed products like tanning bed lotions and tanning bed bulbs.3. Tanning lotions There is a wide variety of sunless tanning lotions. They are definitely the cheapest sunless tanning method. Nothing is easier than buying discount tanning lotions. However. Most of them have uncertain efficiency. In most cases, the tanning lotions are made of vitamins, minerals and herbal ingredients. You may choose either one of the above sunless tanning methods. There is no reason for sun tanning nowadays. It takes too long and it is too risky.

Getting The Right Hair Dye Color

Non-dyed hair never has perfectly even color. Bleach is not a hair dye its more of a color strip. If you only want a 100% all natural "hair dye" then use the plant based henna hair color. Meanwhile, temporary dyes and highlight treatments should be able to color hair without the need for harsh chemicals.More specifically, the question is which color of hair will hair dye affect the most. Never mix different hair dye products, because you can induce potentially harmful reactions (if not an unappealing "hair color" ). White girls can dye their hair any color they want.The same hair color dyes are used as are used in other permanent hair color products. Because permanent dyes contain hydrogen peroxide, they cover gray hair more effectively and can be used to lighten hair color, unlike other dyes. Underground Color is a semi-permanent hair dye, which means it won't wash out the next day. The law does not require that coal tar hair dyes be approved by FDA, as is required for other uses of color additives.The solution of hair dyes does not allow for any, "gradual," color change when, and if, you feel it's time to do so. However frequent applications would be required to sustain the color as the dye fades with time, exposure to environment and regular washing of hair.I use to dye my hair blue black and wanted to change it to red. When you color your hair the first time, you have to dye out your normal hair melanin color and replaced it with red dye. Therefore, some bats are marked with black hair dye and the other are marked with red hair dye.You see that luscious red head on the dye hair box and you think, "Wow! I'm getting ready to do that to my black hair and dye it red on top of that. But the red color is not going to come out exactly as seen in the model of the Hair Dye box. As a rule of thumb, the color you will get depends on your natural hair color.If you have dark hair, your red will come out a dark red, and if you have very light, or blonde colored hair, your red well come out flaming red! So, dont always believe that you will be getting exactly the same color as portrayed in the box.

Affect Of Alcohol On Women

Women and AlcoholIt is often quoted that females have a lower tolerance to alcohol than males and this is an indisputable fact but few people ever go on to tell exactly what the affect is and why. Hopefully this article will help shed light on exactly what happens when you drink alcohol and why you often do things that you regret later. Also give some insight into what alcohol actually does to the brain. This is not an anti alcohol article, it is presented in the hope that knowledge will influence attitude. The fact that this article is being published at the height of the Christmas/New Year festive season is coincidental; it contains valuable knowledge that is useful at all times.Alcohol is a testosterone stimulant and the affect it has on women is based upon the fact that testosterone is not the dominant hormone in the female make-up, therefore they are usually unable to control the affect of testosterone as men do on a daily, even hourly, basis. Dealing with the bravado that testosterone produces is not a common experience to a woman and therefore they rarely know how to cope with it. This explains why they are more prone to carrying out acts that are normally not in their nature when drinking. The stimulation of testosterone initially makes them loud as the bravado affect kicks in; a feeling of invincibility that leads them to drop all inhibitions follows this. If there is a dance floor they are liable to seek it as a challenge to dance with a view to drawing self-attention. They meet with strangers when stimulated testosterone has them feeling invincible and there is no need for me to point out the dangers that this can create.As the affect of alcohol dwindles and the real self re-appears there is true self-doubt regarding what they may, or may not, have done and whether they can face the people they were celebrating with again. This is caused by the lack of testosterone stimulation and the reassertion of the true personality as opposed to the testosterone induced personality that occurs whilst drinking.The other affects that leave terrible hangovers to contend with are so well known that I will not go into them in this article. Hopefully if you have knowledge concerning why you become vulnerable while drinking you will be more careful concerning the quantity that you drink; especially when you are not in the home environment with trusted family and friends around you.To have a drink can be fun, just be aware of what happens to your body and mind when you have too many. The stimulation of testosterone starts with the first sip.A hangover is the result of alcohol dehydrating your body. Try to drink at least a quart (1 liter) of water between drinking and bed to help re-hydrate your body.This article is copyright David McCarthy 2005. It may only be reproduced in its entirety with no additions.

Summary

Diet plays a very important role either in aggravating or subsiding PMS problems. Eat complex carbohydrates such as whole grain breads, pasta and cereals, fiber and protein. Cut down on your sugar and fat intake. Start avoiding salt for the last few days before your period start as it would reduce bloating and fluid retention. Avoid caffeine in any form as it makes you less irritable and also eases breast soreness. Alcohol is no savior in such times as it dep...