Smoking - Teeth Problems

Smoking can effect your teeth. Research shows that smoking affects the body's immune system, thereby deteriorating the body's ability to fight infection. This goes to show that people who smoke a lot will definitely loose a lot of teeth, if not all. Smoking initiates gums diseases. These gum diseases manifest inflammation on the gum areas that eventually lessen the formation of strong teeth. It is in this stage that tooth loss occurs. On the other hand, there are still people who think that ...
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Breaking Out of Shells

A few years ago, the cover of a prominent religious journal showed a picture of a chick just having burst out of its shell. Many people wrote to that journal to say that it was not a religious enough picture for the Easter edition. But what could be more relevant and religious than a small creature having grown and strong enough breaking free of the shell which had housed and protected it while it grew and had given it strength in the struggle to be free but which had now become a restriction ...
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The Power Of Nicotine Addiction

If you've ever tried to quit smoking, then you've come up against the awesome power of nicotine addiction. If you would like to quit, read on to learn how nicotine addiction takes hold, and how you can defeat it. Altered Brain Chemistry Nicotine, the addictive substance in tobacco, is absorbed into the bloodstream where it affects brain chemistry. It quickly alters both mood and focus. Because of the large surface area of the lungs, smokers receive a big "hit" of nicotine with every puff. ...
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How sleep affects our skin

Sleep is a "natural, temporary loss of consciousness" (Robinson, 1941) necessary for our bodies to build up energy reserves and regenerate body cells and tissues. During sleep, the heart beats more slowly, breathing becomes slower, growth hormones peak, muscles relax and body temperature lowers. Newborn infants sleep almost continuously, gradually decreasing their need for sleep. In early childhood, 12 to 13 hours of sleep are generally required and this amount decreases to approximately 8 ...
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You can get what you want - the secret to success

Do often feel that you sabotage your best efforts to loose weight, get fit, stop smoking, work smarter and the like? Is it a bit like having a gremlin on your shoulder giggling at you, or a little voice blowing raspberries? This is your inner-mind, (your subconscious), at work. What you want to do and what your subconscious wants are in conflict. What to do The solution is to tap into the power of your mind and get it working in the direction you want to go. You can do it right now - here's ...
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Why stop smoking quickly?

Smoking has become a very "dirty" word in the USA lately. Almost everywhere you look, you see lawsuits and cities banning smoking. They are banning smoking everywhere, even trying to ban smoking in personal vehicles. One hospital is terminating employees for smoking!! Why? Well probably due to the health problems associated with smoking and the cost of insuring smokers. This should give you some reasons why. Smoking kills almost 400,000 people yearly. Almost 25% of house fires are caused by ...
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Trans-Fats

There is a lot of buzz these days about trans-fats. Most of us are aware that they present a health risk. Some researchers have even hypothesized that the pervasive nature of trans-fats is to be blamed for the heart disease epidemic of the 1990's. That is to suggest that much of our current problem with heart disease can, at least in part, be traced back to the fact that trans-fats are almost everywhere in our foods. It would also seem to suggest that reducing trans-fat intake might reduce ...
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Omega-3 and Triglycerides

We are wise to be wary of oversimplification. There is nothing that can cure everything. For example, if everyone on the face of the planet stopped smoking it would not wipe out the existence of lung disease. But I wonder how much lung disease would be wiped out if nobody smoked. My unscientific answer to that query is, "a whole heck of a lot." Lung disease (as well as many other chronic conditions) would see a dramatic decline if smoking ceased. Yet in spite of all the warnings and ...
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How Much Importance Do You Place on Your Skin and Toxins

I am sure that most of you will know that your skin is the largest organ of your body, the skin can absorb chemicals in to your blood stream which in turn, will be distributed through out your body system. Many people assume that your skin is watertight and therefore is a protective cover, well it certainly is a protective cover, but it is unable to keep out chemicals either toxic, or non - toxic. That is why there are such medicinal patches like Hormone Replacement Therapy, or Nicotene patches ...
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Blood Pressure Treatment

High blood pressure is on the rise worldwide. But, doctors believe that small lifestyle changes can go a long way in preventing this silent killer. High blood pressure (BP) is one of the 10 leading health risks worldwide and causes seven million deaths a year, according to WHO report. The organsiation estimates that about one-third adults in most countries suffer from high blood pressure. By 2025, more than 1.5 billion people will have high BP and most importantly, the world's poorest ...
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