Archive for the ‘Wellness’ Category

Cellulite Reduction by Lingerie

January 17, 2011

While some gadgets really do deliver on their promises, others seem to owe their entire existence to wishful thinking and clever marketing, like the Scala Bio-Fir Anti-Cellulite Pants (see below).

Peach perfect: The Scala Bio-Fir Anti-Cellulite knickers promise to reduce cellulite and cost £25

It seems like women’s prayers have finally been answered – underwear that reduces cellulite and improves body shape has gone on sale in the UK at John Lewis stores.
The range is said to be “scientifically proven to significantly reduce cellulite and encourage inch loss in under 30 days”.
The revolutionary garment’s makers claim active bio-crystals contained within the yarn emit heat energy rays which stimulate cell metabolism, improving blood flow.
This, in turn, stimulates the body’s lymphatic drainage system – melting away the subcutaneous fat layer and toxins responsible for cellulite into liquid that can be excreted.
The Daily Mail reports “Shoppers get knickers in a twist in rush to buy best-selling anti-cellulite £25 control pants”

Cellulite Facts and the Media

Cellulite usually appears between the ages of 25 and 35, and progressively worsens with time. Since more than 80% of women are affected by cellulite, this condition doesn’t make any woman “different”. Unfortunately cellulite topics are considered an embarrassing condition and can even occupy precious major newspaper pages with useless information about sexy celebrities like Donatella Versace and Britney Spears that have been spotted with cellulite.

Cellulite is considered a distressing condition in our era and it affects the emotional state of almost every woman leading to:
• Lower self-esteem
• Fear of embarrassment
• Effects on romantic relationships
• Avoidance or decreased enjoyment of certain activities
• Stress from continual efforts to cover up cellulite
The media is fuelling these upsetting feelings and the outcome is time and money wasted on so-called “magic cures” who promise to remove cellulite.

The “Science” behind the Anti-Cellulite Pants

The Scala Bio-Fir Anti-Cellulite Pants look like regular tights, but contain bio-crystals which heat up on contact with the wearer skin. Although somehow this heat remains undetectable to the customer who wears the pants, it is claimed that this heat results in “improved circulation in the thighs, bottom and stomach, encouraging fat cells to ‘melt’ into a liquid”. That’s right, heat that is so small that you can’t feel it, yet is somehow powerful enough to melt your fat cells under the skin, while causing no damage whatsoever to other skin cells.

This is bit embarrassing, in the last decade medical companies developed various non-invasive and non surgical treatments modalities for cellulite reduction. The gold standard technology emerging after the laser is radiofrequency (RF) treatments. The manufacturers of these professional RF systems recommend that it is only used following a consultation with a doctor by operators who have been specially trained to operate the machines. Treatments which combine radiofrequency treatment with laser or intense pulsed light treatment should only be carried out in clinics licensed by the Healthcare Commission.
And now we have pants generating undetectable heat that melt the fat cells? Is that means every time you go for a run, or a hot shower, or put on a pair of warm pants, your fat cells are melting?


Merry Christmas

December 25, 2010

    May this Christmas gift you with
    all the many blessings of life.

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The Greatest Prize

July 29, 2010

Imagine one day you had won the following prize in a major contest:

great prize

Each morning your bank would deposit $ 86,400.00 in your private account for your use.

good morning

However, this prize had rules just as any game has certain rules.

The first sets of rules are:

1. Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you.
2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
3. You may only spend it.

Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400.00 for that day.

The second set of rules:
1. The bank can end the game without warning; at any moment it can say, “It’s over, the game is over!”
2. It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.

What would you do?

You would buy anything and everything you wanted, right?

Not only for yourself, but for all people you love, right?

Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right?

You would try to spend every cent, and use it all, right?



Each of us is in possession of such a “magical” bank.

We just can’t seem to see it.


Each awakening morning we receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life,

and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.

What we haven’t lived up to that day is forever lost.

Yesterday is forever gone.

Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time…….


live every day

live every day

WELL, what will you do with your 86,400 seconds?

Aren’t they worth so much more than the same amount in dollars?

Think about that, and always think of this:

Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.

So take that magic laughter pill every morning and enjoy life!



Amniotic Fluid Leaking During Pregnancy

June 15, 2010

Amniotic fluid is the liquid that surrounds the fetus during pregnancy. It protects the unborn child as well as helps to provide the essential nutrients it needs while it is inside of the mother. The amniotic fluid will start producing around the fetus after two weeks of pregnancy and will continue to grow until the baby is born. Doctors will measure the amount of fluid that the amniotic sac contains with an ultrasound and by using a tape measure across the mother’s stomach.

Amniotic sac, which holds the fluid and baby, will usually rupture when the pregnancy is at 40 weeks. There are circumstances that may lead to a slight leakage of these fluids before the pregnancy has come to term. These leaks can be caused by small tears in the amniotic sac. These do happen and will tend to heal themselves over time. There are other times when this fluid will leak and it can lead to serious problems for the unborn child as well as for the mother. Infection can easily start to grow when it is left exposed, the tear in the amniotic sac allows bacteria and other toxins to enter into the sac, and this can cause serious health issues for the unborn child. Heavy leaking of the fluids can also lead a pregnancy into pre-term labor. Since pregnancies cause women to have weakened bladders it is easy for the mother to be to think amniotic fluids are leaking when it is actually urine. If a leak is suspected the pregnant mother should speak with their physician right away. The women’s health care professional will often have the pregnant mother wear pads or even panty liners during this time. There are new panty liners on the market today that will detect what type of fluid is actually leaking. (Home tests for detecting vaginal infections, amniotic fluid leakage)

These women should also consult their doctor if there is color to the leak. Brown, green or pink tinged discharge can be a cause for alarm.

Low amounts of amniotic fluid can pose other threats to the mother and baby. If the fluid does not replenish itself correctly the baby will not develop correctly. The fluids that surround the baby flow through its body and back out through their urine. When the fluid is inside of the fetus it helps the lungs and other organs to grow and develop correctly. Low levels of fluid can also cause the unborn fetus to develop abnormal shortening of muscle tissue in the limbs as well as clubbing of the feet and hands.