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Summer Activities That Leave Skin Exposed

Summer is just weeks away. Although most people know you need to slather on the sunscreen before you step out in a swimsuit, did you know that plenty of other activities can leave skin exposed and vulnerable to sun damage? In fact, it is estimated that most of our sun exposure over a lifetime does not come while at the beach or pool.

Most of the sun we get is from incidental exposure; that sneaky sun that hits our skin while performing daily activities on sunny days, like walking the dog, going to the store, driving or waiting to cross the street. According to some experts, incidental sun exposure can account for a whopping 80% of the sun exposure we get in our lifetime!

Even though most people would not dream of going to the beach without sunscreen and unprotected from the damaging ultraviolet rays from the sun for two or more hours, that’s what is happening with the cumulative effect of 5 to 10 minutes of sun exposure, multiple times throughout the day. And in the summer, outdoor activities such as gardening, golf, tennis, hiking and going to backyard barbeques increases the exposure dramatically. The cumulative effect of the sun’s ultraviolet rays over time damages the skin, increases the risk of skin cancer and causes premature aging. Therefore it’s important to think about proper sun protection every day, in order to effectively reduce the risk of skin cancer and prevent premature skin aging.

To have a healthy, sun-safe summer, follow a few simple steps:

  1. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and apply it liberally. There is little difference between an SPF 30, or 50 or 100, therefore it’s best to choose one that you like and will use… then use it often. The two biggest sunscreen mistakes: not using enough of it (should use a shot glass-sized amount for the whole body) and relying too much on your sunscreen for all the protection you need. (See #2)
  2. Although sunscreen is necessary, it’s not 100% effective in blocking out all the sun’s rays. So add a hat, sunglasses, and clothing for the best protection. And whenever possible, seek shade.
  3. Try to plan outdoor activities that avoid the sun at its strongest, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

I talk to my patients about making good choices with sun protection every day in the summer, regardless of whether it’s a beach day or not. There are great options for daily face and body lotions with sunscreen ingredients available at the local pharmacy that make sun protection a seamless part of a morning skin care routine.

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Green Coffee Bean Extract – What Is It?

If you spend a lot of your time either watching infomercials, or browsing the web, chance are you’ve come across someone talking about and promoting the new Green Coffee Bean extract.

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Many websites out there are now promoting this Green Coffee and a major coffee company has even jumped on the bandwagon, offering consumers a beverage with the Green Bean supplement in it.

But why is everybody suddenly so crazy for this product?

The “Green Bean” has been found to be super effective in suppressing the enzyme in one’s body, called glucose-6-phosphatase, which is responsible for forming glucose (which is sugar) in the liver.
We’ve all heard that long-term coffee consumption is a great additive to ones diet to reduce sugar disorders, such as diabetes, and this is how the Green Coffee Bean comes in to play.

Everybody knows that coffee is a pure source of caffeine, and some swear that it’s the reason they can keep the weight off.
This isn’t attributed to the caffeine composite alone, but a multitude of components within coffee itself, namely trigonelline, guinides, ligans and chlorogenic acid – all of which have showed astoundingly positive reactions in how the body processes and improves glucose and thus loses weight.

All these ingredients are found in the Green Coffee Bean which everyone is raving about.
For instance, chlorogenic acid slows down the rate at which fat from every day foods is absorbed into the liver and instead sets into a quicker metabolism, burning fats already in your system at an alarming rate.
However, within your every-day, normal coffee brews, you find a far lower count of this chlorogenic acid ingredient, and the little bit they have left in there is not by any means a good source.
This is where the Green Bean steals the spotlight as it is one of the best natural sources for chlorogenic acid. This acid is far more apparent  in the higher dose found in the Green Bean product, hence offering all those fantastic glucose-blocking properties you’re looking for in order to lose the weight.

In a recent study a group of individuals gave the Green Bean supplement a go, keeping in mind it does contain GCA (the all-natural weight-loss antioxidant), and this in turn contains generous amounts of chlorogenic acids and hydroxycinnamic acids, which are both excellent antioxidants and are all-natural.

As a result, this study group lost an average of close to 18lbs, a whopping 10% of the total overall body weight and 4.4% of overall body fat.

With so many products on the market today, one is always encouraged to beware of imitations and companies out there promoting products which don’t offer half the recommended, effective ingredients in order to lose weight in a healthy and safe manner.

Therefore, if you are looking for the Green Coffee Bean supplement, always makes sure you keep an eye out for the two main and most important ingredients: Svetol and GCA (Green Coffee antioxidant).

Another great tip when shopping around is to always look out for a capsule which contains a minimum of 45% chlorogenic acid. A higher count of 45% is fine, but anything lower than that has not yet been tested for market consumption in cases for weight loss.
If the bottle does not include all of these ingredients, do not make the purchase!

We encourage everybody who is struggling with their weight loss to add the Green Coffee Bean supplement to their healthy diet and daily exercise routine.

And always remember that if the ingredients Svetol and GCA are not on the bottle upon purchase, please consider another choice.

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Doctor Oz Tells Us If Garcinia Cambogia Right For You.

You’ve researched and tried everything on the market to lose weight the quick and healthy way, but everything has failed you.
We have a product which not only works, but is an all-natural plant extract, native to Indonesia, called Garcinia Cambogia and it’s guaranteed to change your life.

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What is Garcinia Cambogia and is this product for you? Dr Oz askes.

Garcinia Cambogia (HCA) is a completely all-natural, pumpkin-shaped fruit which is popular in most traditional South Asian dishes such as curries or chutneys. Most of us know this ingredient to be tamarind, which is great for curing fish and preserving certain dishes.

Because of the appetite-blocking properties of this specific ingredient, many individuals from these South Asian countries who cook with it include it in their pre-main meal starters, such as soups, to suppress the appetite, leaving them to enjoy smaller portions once mains are served.
We’ve recently caught wind of this and decided to dig deeper into it, only to find that this plant actually offers a high quality weight-loss supplement among the less expensive herbal supplements on the market today.

Because of the single ingredient in this particular fruits rind, it is known to speed up your weight-loss efforts, and all because of its natural extract called hydroxycitric acid (HCA for short).
And according to recent research claims, HCA can speed up weight loss in most individuals up to as much as three times!

For those adding this supplement to an already active and healthy lifestyle (eating correctly and exercising), the average weight lost in the majority of participating individuals was a whopping 4lbs!
In another study, researchers were able to immediately spot that Garcinia Cambogia was well affective with emotional eaters.
Because HCA is an all-natural ingredient, and targets your appetite suppressing chemicals, this works hand-in-hand with increasing your serotonin levels, which is responsible for your brains natural reactions to hunger, eating and all the underlying reasons for doing so.

So, this means that Garcinia Cambogia realigns all your serotonin levels, and sees food as a source of fuel for your body, and nothing more. Emotional over eating is gone, your sleep patterns improve and your overall happiness and well-being is increased.
What’s not to love?

So, in a nutshell, how does it work – let’s revise:
As mentioned above, the HCA extract from the Garcinia Cambogia supplement is highly effective in both blocking your body’s automatic reaction to holding on to fat, as well as suppressing your appetite.
HCA blocks fat by supressing the one chemical in your body, which is responsible for turning carbohydrates in every bit of food you ingest, into fat. This is technically known as Citrate Lyase.
When the HCA slows down your body’s Citrate Lyase, the process which is responsible for turning fat into cholesterol (which is extremely bad for you) is immediately stopped and thus decreasing  the food to fat process in your body.

On the appetite supressing side of things, HCA controls your serotonin levels, which is your brains natural chemical response to what makes you feel good and satisfied.
For example, this is a major factor and target of antidepressant medication in subjects suffering with depression.
The serotonin chemical is responsible for your emotional state of mind, and the more you have of it in your body, the happier you feel.
A lack of serotonin in your body is what drives individuals to feel down, have low self-esteem and often turn to emotional over-eating.

HCA has high and healthy levels of serotonin, which means your eating patterns are healthy, you’ll find you won’t emotional-eat anymore and your mind begins to run in a positive manner, reducing  unnecessary fatty intake and instead releasing excess stored fat in your fat cells.

Garcinia Cambogia is not only a great way to suppress appetite, but it is a healthy way to improve your mind and body the natural way.

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