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27.6.15

How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Yeast Infection Cure

Yeast infection or candidiasis is a common problem faced by people who live in hot and humid conditions. Yeast infections usually occur in the intestinal tract, in the mouth or in the vagina. Yeast infection in the vagina is known as “vaginitis” and it causes itchiness, redness of the exterior of the vagina and the inner thigh area, vaginal irritation and yellowish or white vaginal discharge. More than 75% of women are affected by yeast infection at some point in their life. Many women try over the counter medicines and topical creams to treat the problem, however, there are many natural remedies which will easily cure and prevent yeast infections.

Top Herbal Remedies For Fertility Problems

The use of herbal remedies for fertility has been in use for many ages and these remedies are not just an effective way to get rid of fertility problems but are also considered to be a safe one. There are many herbs that can be used to stimulate ovulation in females and will help in normalizing the hormone system in females. Using some of the best herbs will help in reducing the chances of infertility in women to a great extent. The best part is that both men as well as women can use the herbal remedies to reduce their infertility problems.

Top Herbal Remedies For Fertility Problems

The following are the few top herbal remedies that you can try out to help boost fertility in women.

26.6.15

Quick Tips For Longer & Healthier Life

There are many stories that go round about ninety nine year old aunts who have never exercised, smoked their life away and have lived on a diet of everything that they fancy, from ice cream to red meat. Such instances might urge people to lead a life of unhealthy choices. However, it is to be kept in mind that, for one person who has lived a long life even after making unhealthy choices, there are countless others who have passed away prematurely due to such bad choices in life. There can be no alternative to choosing the right path for leading a long and healthy life.

Maintaining Better Health Through The Right Food

There is no alternative to following a healthy diet in order to lead a longer and healthier life. If you have a long life full of ailments, there is not much fun in leading such a life.

Amazing Benefits Of Black Tea

One of the widely consumed tea is black tea. Such a tea is obtained from the leaves of the shrub known as Camellia sinesis and it is more oxidized than the green, white and the oolong tea varieties. It has a stronger flavor than other varieties of tea.
Black tea is produced by methods that are different from other tea varieties. They are first plucked and then set out to be withered in order to remove the moisture from them. After they have lost out maximum moisture content, the leaves are rolled manually or with the help of machines. This is done by

Why You Should Drink Lemon Water In The Morning


Lemon is a yellow fruit whose pulp, juice, peel and even its zest can be exclusively used in food further the sour taste of lemon is due to the presence of 5 % to 6% of citric acid in lemon juice. This distinctive taste of lemon juice also makes it one of the important ingredients either when it is used in drinks or even food like cocktails, lemonade and soft drinks.

Lemon juice also can be made into a preservative for certain foods which oxidize and turn brown after they are sliced like apples, bananas and avocados, it is the presence of acids which denatures the enzymes which result in browning and degradation of foods.

How To Lose 8 Kgs Weight In 7 Days

Are you looking for the fastest way to lose weight? Are you having a big party in a couple of weeks time and are looking to get into skinny clothes that fit your properly? Are you going out on a date in a couple of week’s time? Whatever be the reason that you are trying to lose weight, you have come to the correct page that will provide you with the ideal tips that will help you to easily lose weight in a week’s time.
It is important for you to find the right kind of weight reduction method to get back into shape and never fall prey to diet pills and weight loss supplement advertisements that you come across on television channels and the internet. If you are able to combine a proper and healthy diet with an exercise regime, then this could be your passport to the fastest way to lose weight and that too naturally. The first and foremost thing that you should remember is that you should not skip meals or eat at irregular times in any weight loss plan. If you ever thought that skipping a meal or two an eating a hearty meal only once a day is never going to help in reducing your weight. Also, make sure that you set realistic weight loss target goals before beginning a weight loss program and try to achieve the set target. Always bear in mind that you can only stretch your body to a certain limit with rigorous exercise routines and a well balanced and healthy diet plan.

One of the most popular and commonly followed diet plans of many weight loss enthusiasts is the

25.6.15

18 Effective Home Remedies To Fight Hair Loss

Most of the people lose 50-100 strands of hair every day. When hair is washed, people can lose up to 250 strands of hair. When you lose more hair from the scalp or from other parts of the body, you will be having hair loss. Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. The hair grows about half an inch per month. About 90 % of a person’s hair will be in the growth phase at any given time. Another 10 % will be in the dormant stage and after 2-3 months these dormant hairs falls out.

Symptoms

• If you see large amount of hair on your pillow when you wake up in the morning you will be suffering from hair fall
• If you find more than normal hair left in the comb when you comb your hair, then you will be having hair loss problem.

15 Effective Beauty Tips for Fair Skin


“Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder.”- Plato
Beauty—this word itself brings smiles on faces of many people. There wouldn’t be any human on this planet who wish not to be beauty.  Although there are many sayings that beauty has more to do with inner self and it lies in eyes of beholder, not to forget that it’s often associated with fairness. And if you  are in search of this beauty (for fair skin), then your search ends here.

What is fair skin?

When someone’s skin complexion is pretty, white and when you can see the veins in his/her body, it is said that the person’s skin is fair. Generally there are many reasons for fairness of skin. Although it could be genetical, one can also become fairer by taking simple home remedies.

How To Get Rid Of Unwanted Hair Naturally

Hair on our body is a normal condition but excessive hair is seen as an obstacle toward looking flawless and beautiful. Body hair is known to have vital functions. It helps to protect the skin from the dust particles. It acts as a protective layer over the fine and delicate skin cells and to preserve the body heat. However, it is seen as unsightly when the hair is in excess. Thus, nowadays men and women are obsessed about removing body hair in order to flaunt their skin and complexion. It is seen that excess body hair makes one appear dark. As fairness is seen as a mark of beauty and good grooming, everyone wishes to get rid of excess body and facial hair removal.

Causes Of Excess Body Hair

It is common to have body hair. Some people have more hair growth on their body than others. However, there are certain hormonal conditions that bring on excess hair growth:

Home Remedies That Will Help In Getting Rid Of Erectile Dysfunction

What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is the condition in which a man is unable to maintain an erection of the penis that is sufficient for sexual intercourse. It is also known as impotence.  In some people erectile dysfunction occurs only in certain situations. A person may be able to get an erection while masturbating but fails to get an erection when he is with the sexual partner.  There are many reasons for this condition. It includes narrowing of the blood vessels to the penis, changes in hormones, anxiety, depression, relationship problem or any injury. According to the cause of the erectile dysfunction different remedies are available.
The erectile dysfunction caused

24.6.15

How to Get rid of Dark Lips Naturally?

Dark lips are a common problem that affects lots of people. Women are more conscious about their complexion and facial features. Hence, they tend to try a wide range of cosmetics on their lips to make them look brighter and beautiful. However, most of the products offer temporary results and long-lasting side effects. Cosmetics like lipsticks and lip glosses make the lips dry and darker. The best way to reverse such side effects is to try some home remedies for dark lips. In this review we will be discussing about some of the best herbal remedies for dark lips.

How to Get Rid of Dark Lips?

1.    Honey And Lemon

Make a mixture of honey and lemon juice and store it in your refrigerator. Apply this mixture to your lips and let it stay for an hour.

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Navigating the sunscreen aisle can be confusing. For clarity, Health Canada has created labelling standards for sunscreens sold in our country. Here's your guide to the new standards

Now, before any products hit store shelves, they must include specific labelling information about SPF and more. Here are the highlights:

#1 The ground rules

All sunscreen products must state the following:
• Apply liberally/generously (and evenly) 15 minutes before sun exposure.
• Reapply at least every two hours.
• For use on children less than six months of age, consult a healthcare practitioner.

#2 Labelling

All sunscreen products must say they help prevent sunburn and list the amount of sun protection factor (SPF).  Products containing combination of UVA and UVB ingredients may say “broad spectrum” on their labels, but a UVA symbol is not required.

#3 Minimum protection

A sunscreen with broad-spectrum coverage with SPF 15 or higher can

23.6.15

3 best foods to boost your sex drive

Watermelon

This juicy red fruit could be the new sexual star. While watermelon is 92 percent water, the remaining eight percent contains the phytonutrient citrulline, which converts to arginine, an amino acid that relaxes blood vessels, according to 2008 research from Texas A&M University’s department of horticultural sciences. Although not as organ-specific as drugs that treat men’s erectile dysfunction, watermelon may help improve blood flow to erectile tissue (present in the female clit¬oral area as well as the male penis), increasing arousal. Scientists at the university’s Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center are now working on increasing the fruit’s citrulline content.

How to make vacation sex last

Q: Our summer holidays were great; my husband and I camped, played golf and had lots of sex. Now that we are once again in the daily grind of work responsibilities, I’m afraid we will return to our habit of making love only every couple of weeks. How can we stay connected?

It sounds like you experienced the vacation fling phenomenon: couples needing to get away in order to get it on. The ingredients are simple. Take away work demands, interrupt daily routines, create time and space, and have fun exploring new things. Mix these all together and, voilĂ , you get two relaxed, happy people who want to play. And making love should be play, not work.

But now it’s back to the workweek and all the hustle and bustle that comes with living in the “real” world. Many couples store their summer sex life alongside their tent, fishing poles and golf clubs, where lovin’ takes a back seat until the next road trip. Don’t let that happen. You need a new fall hobby, one that doesn’t involve hiking boots or scrapbooks. And that hobby is your love life.

Think about it. What are the features of a hobby? Well, it’s something we prioritize, study

Are your sexual fantasies healthy?

Welcome to the world of sexual fantasy. Yes, it is normal to fantasize; almost all women do. If descriptions of “kinky fun” and domination (where you obey your lover’s commands) turned women off,  Fifty Shades wouldn’t be the international bestseller that it is.(And if it was a book club that got you reading this particular novel, your partner will likely be thrilled that you joined it.) So relax, you’re not weird. Fantasizing can enhance sexual arousal and orgasm whether you are alone or with your partner. And it doesn’t mean you are unhappy with your actual sex life—it is simply another healthy aspect of the spectrum of sexual pleasure.

So what do most women fantasize about? Well…having sex! With one person or two, with strangers or people they know, in different positions (hello, Kama Sutra) or in different locations (hello, sex on

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Spa treatments don’t have to take a bite out of your budget. Try these simple at-home spa ideas and products for fresh skin and a clear mind

At-home spa secrets

If a weekend away at the spa is a little bit out of your budget this month, why not bring the spa to you? We’ve rounded up some cool DIY treatments and recipes, as well as the latest spa-inspired beauty products.

DIY Orange Body Scrub

This DIY body scrub recipe was created by Stillwater Spa Toronto and is inspired by one of the

Ingredients
1 cup raw sugar
¼ cup organic honey
¼ cup fresh squeezed Sunkist® Navel orange juice
Finish with an orange scented lotion

1. The first step is to choose the sugar you think best suits your skin type. Raw sugar is best for all skin types but especially for more sensitive skin. If your skin is very dry and can handle a more aggressive scrub you can substitute demerara sugar.

22.6.15

Is it normal not to orgasm from intercourse?

Q. I rarely have an orgasm during intercourse, though I can have one on my own. My husband wants us to have mutual orgasms and I feel like I am letting him down. Am I normal?
A. In a word, yes. Research indicates that up to 80 percent of women cannot reach orgasm through intercourse (or do so only occasionally). That means fewer than a quarter of women climax through thrusting alone—no matter how big his penis is, no matter how long he lasts, and no matter how you feel about him. The clitoris, not the vagina, is the female sex organ; that is where the majority of nerve endings that lead to orgasm are found. When you touch yourself, you know how hard or soft, and how slow or fast, to do it to reach orgasm. In most sexual positions, however, the penis doesn’t provide enough direct or indirect stimulation on the clitoris to lead to orgasm.

Does that mean a woman cannot be turned on by intercourse alone? Of course not. You may love making love and find it very pleasurable.

Relationship advice: Why does my husband only touch me when he wants sex?

Question: My husband seems to touch me only when he wants sex. I’d love to cuddle more, but how can I make him understand that when I hug him it doesn’t mean I want to run to the bedroom and have sex?
My first question is, how often do you have sex? If getting naked is as rare as a sighting of Ogopogo, your sweetie has just cause for hoping that touchy equals feely. Couples often bring this issue to my therapy couch, and the man points out that touch feels good–and infrequent sex can mean that a simple touch really turns him on. He interprets the delicious feelings as a prelude to more. He then reverts to his 18-year-old self, desperate to get to second base before you change your mind. You pull away, he feels he has struck out and then he pulls away altogether, leaving you both a little hurt and wary. Touch then becomes a loaded issue, and pretty soon you are patting the dog more than each other.

If your sex life is healthy and frequent, the issue is slightly different.
Some men (and women) need to learn how to be comfortable with non-sexual contact. Touch is vulnerable and intimate. A soft, slow embrace with eye contact can be more emotionally intense for him than hot sex.

21.6.15

Relationship advice: The benefits of morning sex

With busy schedules, it's easy for romance to fall to the bottom of your to-do list. Luckily, there's a way it doesn't have to

Q: I’m married with kids, and have a hectic career. By bedtime, I’m too tired for sex; last month, my husband and I didn’t make love once. What can I do?


A: I have two words for you: morning sex. Men love this phrase, while women, well, you probably rolled your eyes on reading that, didn’t you? Fair enough. After all, he wakes up physiologically ready for love–healthy men often have morning erections–but healthy women need more time to warm up. Truthfully, when you open your eyes, is nookie the first thing on your mind? You are more likely to be worrying about things like an upcoming client meeting or figuring out what lunch to pack for your six-year-old. So when hubby makes a sexy move, you wriggle out of his arms and head for the shower. 

6 things you should never do on Facebook

Do you know the unspoken rules of social media interaction? We asked the expert for their best strategies for managing attention seekers and awkward oversharers on Facebook.
 

Facebook is an easy way to stay in touch with the old high school gang, share funny photos from your family vacation and wish your wide circle of friends a happy birthday without springing for a stamp. But there’s a downside, too: When you’re sitting behind a computer screen, it’s easy to mishandle conversations on social media and forget that you’re talking to a huge audience.   

“People are a lot bolder on Facebook than they are in real life,” says Wendy Mencel, director of the Canadian School of Protocol and Etiquette. “There is a disconnect between what they’re writing and how they’re coming across, and they forget that their words can offend people. Social media opens us up to more scrutiny, and we have to be conscious of what message we’re projecting to the world.”

Follow our expert tips to avert your own Facebook faux pas and improve your social media encounters.

Things to never do on Facebook

Use it as a soapbox
Social media may not be the best forum for controversial subjects, says Toronto etiquette expert Louise Fox.

20.6.15

My Encounter With a Sexual Predator

With all the warnings I've given my daughters about watching out for sexual predators—online, on campus or elsewhere—I never thought I would encounter one in the dressing room of a discount retailer. But it happened.  Yesterday morning at 9:30 a.m.
I went to buy a wedding gift and, while at the store, decided to try on some new lingerie for the weekend trip to the wedding. As I came out of the dressing room, I almost ran into a man bent over in the aisle between my dressing room and the one across from me. 
At first I thought he was a store employee. He was dressed in khakis and a polo shirt, very similar to the store uniform. But when I paused, he quickly pressed a button on the smartphone he was holding screen-up under the dressing room door. He then pocketed the phone and walked briskly out of the dressing room.

The woman in the dressing room started screaming that she'd been photographed. I ran out shouting to the nearest clerk that the man walking ahead of me was a sexual predator and had just photographed a woman trying on a bathing suit. The clerk called a nearby male clerk, who attempted to follow the man I was pointing at. 

Sex Doesn't Have to End With Menopause

If you've been through menopause, then you might say that your sex life has never been better. After all, the pregnancy worries are gone and so are the children. You can be spontaneous! Have sex in any room of the house!
You're no longer running your kids to endless activities, so you have more energy at the end of the day. You're relaxed and comfortable with who you are and what you want.
Right?
Hold up. For every woman in the throes of postmenopausal sexual bliss, there's a woman (or two or three) out there who quivers at the mere mention of sex. Or, she may have the desire—but not the ability. Sexual dysfunction affects millions of women in the United States.
Face it, a woman's sex drive is quite complex. Aside from the emotional aspects, there are physical changes during menopause that can, well, complicate things.
Take those extra pounds and the altered body shape that come with them (hello, belly fat!). A woman may feel uncomfortable or self-conscious about her body—and may barely recognize it as her own.
Poor self-image aside, if you're carrying extra weight, physical problems like reduced energy or reduced mobility may interfere with your sexual function.
And what of those momentous hormonal changes that go hand-in-hand with menopause? While your body is busy ushering your estrogen out, it's welcoming in some pretty significant vaginal changes, like dryness and thinning of its lining (otherwise known as vaginal atrophy). Less estrogen equals less vaginal lubrication, leading to a less elastic vagina. What ensues? Pain, burning, tightness or soreness. In fact, according to the North

19.6.15

Keeping Passion in Your Relationship

You know, I'm so glad we're talking today about the issue of sexuality. But, I want to expand the discussion somewhat from just sexuality, to sexuality, passion and intimacy. While the three are different, they are all connected.
Just consider: Can't holding hands be as intimate as intercourse? Doesn't the fact your partner did the laundry, folded it and put it away (without being asked!) make you want him as much as candles and flowers? Can't the passion you feel sharing your child's first word with your partner, or buying your first house together, be just as vital as the passion you experience during a marathon lovemaking session?
I submit that it is. That's why it's important to bring passion and intimacy into the everyday corners of your life instead of saving them for the bedroom, vacations or romantic outings.

Start Enjoying Sex Again

Even if every part of your body works perfectly, you still might not be terribly interested in sex or even simply bored with your sex life. Maybe you've become tired of the routine nature of sex in a long-term relationship; maybe you want sex but your partner doesn't; maybe you both want sex.
Don't focus on what he or she does or doesn't do. Try focusing on your own sensations of pleasure. Explain to your partner what areas are pleasurable and which are not and how you like to be touched. Then listen to him or her share his or her own wants and needs. Ideally, the two of you will be able to develop a plan to reignite the passion. Some suggestions to help you to start enjoying sex again:
  • Schedule sex. It might sound boring, but it ensures that sex doesn't get pushed to the bottom of the list. Plus, there's nothing wrong with a little planning. You might even find it gets you in the mood!

Your Sexuality at Midlife

How's your sex life? If you answered "great," then congratulations are in order. Keep doing what you're doing. But if you answered "not so great," then this article is for you.
Although women talk about it a great deal, there's no real evidence that women's sexual desire decreases in the years just before and after menopause. In fact, one of the largest surveys of women and their sexual desire found very similar rates of low sexual desire among premenopausal and postmenopausal women (24 and 29 percent, respectively).
Having said that, however, it is important to acknowledge the effects changinghormone levels can have on a woman's sexual desire and pleasure. For instance, as estrogen levels drop before and after menopause, you may find intercourse more painful. That's because estrogen is important to maintaining the flexibility and moistness of the vagina. So if you've been avoiding sex because it hurts, talk to your health care professional as soon as possible.

Top Sex Positions for Every Type of Orgasm

 It's no secret that having sex is good for your overall health. It can boost your mood, strengthen your immune system, help relieve stress, ease aches and pains, burn calories and more. But while plenty of women are doing themselves a world of good by having safe, regular sex, not all of them are reaching climax.
A recent study by researchers at the University of Central Lancashire and the University of Leeds found that the majority of women—around 80 percent—admitted to faking an orgasm. It might be to please their partners; speed up sex because of discomfort, time limitations or boredom; or other

What's REALLY Causing Your Low Sex Drive?

It's the end of a long day and your partner wants to have sex. You're so not into it and cite sheer exhaustion as your libido-squashing culprit. But truth be told, many women aren't always as primed for sex as they'd like to be. In fact, for up to one-third of adult women, low sexual desire is a chronic problem that interferes with their quality of life. Despite how common it is, this condition—known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD)—is not well-known or understood.

Getting In the Mood for Sex

You've worked all day, come home to cranky kids, a rambunctious puppy, six loads of laundry, one dinner plus cleanup and two rounds of homework. Finally, the kids are in bed, the kitchen is clean and the dog is snoring. That's when your husband reaches over and strokes your cheek, staring into your eyes with that expression you know so well.
He wants to have sex. But all you want is a glass of Chardonnay and a good book followed by a deep dive into sleep.

Sex and Your Teen

Today, nearly 70 percent of all high school seniors engage in sexual intercourse before graduating, one in eight contracts a sexually transmitted disease (STD) each year and more than 80 percent of all STD cases occur among those under 29.

And, an estimated one in five adolescent girls has an STD and doesn't know it. If you're a parent - even if your child is still in diapers - I bet you're white-knuckled with fear right about now. Don't be.
The good news on the youth and STD front is that regardless of what you might think, parents still play a critical role in their adolescent's behavior, both in terms of the behavior you model yourself, and in terms of the communication between you and your teen. And, believe it or not, your kids themselves have said in surveys that they're in need of information to prevent pregnancy and disease. Unfortunately, the U.S. falls far behind other countries in providing

When Sex Hurts

Between 25 and 45 percent of postmenopausal women find sex painful, a condition called dyspareunia.
While there are many causes, the most common reason for dyspareunia—painful sex—in women over 50 is vulvovaginal atrophy, a fancy name for a vulva and vagina that no longer have the beneficial effects from estrogen that they did prior to menopause.
As discussed earlier, lower estrogen levels significantly affect your vagina, impacting its ability to secrete lubricant, to expand and contract and to grow new cells. Over time, blood flow diminishes, and the vagina and vulva can atrophy, or shrink as cells die off and aren't replaced.
The result? Soreness, burning after sex, pain during intercourse and, sometimes, post-sex bleeding.
The good news is that vuvlovaginal atrophy is very treatable. One of the best treatments doesn't involve medicine! Turns out that the more often you have sex, the less likely you are to develop atrophy or, at the very least, a serious case of it. That's because sex increases blood flow to the genitals, keeping them healthy.
Other treatments include:
Estrogen. As you might expect, if lack of estrogen is behind vulvovaginal atrophy, then giving back estrogen should help. Both systemic estrogens (oral pills and patches) and local estrogens (creams, rings and tablets applied to the vulva and/or vagina) work. However, most major medical

5.6.15

6 Food for Healthy Sleep – Eat Good & Sleep Tight

After day-long hectic work we all are very likely to have a sound sleep. However, in reality everybody is not quite fortunate enough to enjoy such sweet dreams. Most of us usually struggle to get a good sleep. Living in this fast paced society does not allow us to focus on our diet properly, however, to enjoy a nice sleep our regular diet should not be ignored.

Following is a small list of some healthy food options, which can provide you with a good-night sleep:                                              
                                                               Cherries

Cherries are also quite famous as a sleep regulator because of its ability to manipulate your body clock. It’s a rich source of melatonin, which is known as a hormone manufactured by the pineal gland in your brain.

Sex after Breast Surgery

If you've just learned that you have breast cancer, your sex life may be the last thing on your mind. But as you move through surgery and treatment, it is definitely worth thinking about how you can maintain and preserve your sexuality. That's because sex is so closely tied to intimacy. Having cancer can be lonely enough; you need the touching and loving that comes from intimacy now more than ever. Plus, sexuality helps you maintain a sense of normalcy, health and vitality, all of which are so important when dealing with a serious illness.

Birth Control Pill

Effectiveness: 92 to 99.7 percent (effectiveness is near 100 percent if the pill is taken daily as directed; because many women do not use as directed, the pregnancy rate is 2-9 pregnancies per 100 women each year, and it may be slightly less effective if you’re overweight).

What is it? Most birth control pills contain synthetic hormones similar to estrogen and progesterone produced by your body. Pills containing both hormones are known as combination pills; some pills only contain progestin and are known as the mini-pill (that option is described separately). Birth control pills typically come in packs with a month’s supply, and you take one pill daily at about the same time of day. There are many types available, containing various types, amounts and combinations of hormones. Birth control pills are often referred to as “the pill” or oral contraception.

How does it work? Birth control pills release synthetic estrogen and progestin. These hormones keep you from releasing eggs so pregnancy cannot occur. The hormones also thicken your cervical mucus, blocking the sperm from reaching the egg, and affect the lining of the uterus, both of which may help prevent pregnancy

Spice It Up: 5 Ways to Increase Your Sex Drive Naturally


Many factors can negatively impact your sex drive, from aging, to illness, to stress. It's perfectly normal to feel less-than-excited about sex sometimes: Research has shown that about 43 percent of American women and 31 percent of American men have experienced sexual dysfunction.

Getting back in the mood is easier than you think, and you don't have to resort to drugs. Here are five natural ways to boost your sex drive and get down to business.

1. Add aphrodisiacs to your diet

There isn't a lot of scientific evidence that aphrodisiac foods like oysters, figs, chocolate and hot peppers actually work to increase your

libido, but there's certainly no harm in trying them. While they may not have biological effects, they can have psychological effects. Plus, the nutrients found in many of the foods are good for you and can help with any physical pursuits, including sex.

4.6.15

Erogenous Zones You Might Be Neglecting

When it comes to what happens between the sheets (or any place you have sex), you want to put your best foot forward, and, while you're at it, you want it to rock your world. But how realistic is it to expect to hit an out-of-the-ballpark home run each time?

Face it, sex can become humdrum and uncreative and may even come to a screeching halt. Here's a wake-up call: You have forgotten and neglected body parts lying in wait, ready to be noticed.

"Neglect is born out of lack of knowledge and awareness," says Sheryl Kingsberg, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and one of HealthyWomen's medical experts. "Women and men have a fairly narrow view of what parts of their body are tied to arousal and sensual pleasure," adds Kingsberg, who is also a professor in the Departments of Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.

New Survey: Most Women Are NOT Satisfied With Their Sex Lives

We're urging women to make their health—all aspects of their health—a priority. This includes sexual health.

According to a recent survey, not only are 80 percent of women putting their health last—after their children, spouses and even pets—but 62 percent of women admitted to not being satisfied with their sex lives.

9 Diet Changes Real Women Made to Lose More Than 50 Pounds

You're definitely going to want to steal at least one.



When you've got a lot of weight to lose, deciding where to begin can be super-overwhelming—but we've got a good place for you to start. We've talked to dozens of women who completely transformed their bodies—we're talking shedding 50-plus pounds—and pulled together a list of the nine simple changes they made that had the biggest impact on the scale. Their tried-and-true tips might be exactly what you need to get on the path to serious results. But don't just take our word for it: These women's results speak for themselves.

3.6.15

3 Reasons to Get Your Cholesterol Checked, ASAP

Too young to worry about cholesterol? Don't be so sure


It may not top your list of health concerns, but new research links high cholesterol to serious conditions beyond heart attack and stroke. Plus, high cholesterol is often hereditary and can occur without any early warning signs. Here's why you should get tested, like, today.

1. A by-product of cholesterol functions in mice like the hormone estrogen, says a Duke Cancer Institute study; having too much can fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancers.

You’ve Been Slicing a Banana WRONG

This simple trick will have you slicing your banana before you peel it.


Get ready to have your banana-loving mind blown: You can slice a banana without a knife and without even peeling it!

It's a pretty cool technique, courtesy of DaveHax. Basically, you push a needle into the banana through the peel and move it from side to side so that it makes one clean slice. Do that all the way down the length of the banana and then, when you peel it, it’s already in handy bite-sized segments. Who would have thought?
As the video points out, it makes for a pretty cool party trick, but what really gets us psyched is that it’s an easy way to pre-slice your bananas when packing a meal or snack. No mess or banana mush all over your hands!

Think that was nifty? You’ll also want to check out the best way to cut mangos and the incredibly easy way to cut a bunch of grapes in half in mere seconds.


Source : womenshealthmag

2.6.15

Health Tips for Heart, Mind and Body

If you only do 5 things to boost health, what should you do?

 WebMD Archive

Unhealthy lifestyle. It's a common contributor of our biggest health problems: stroke, heart disease, diabetes, cancer. What do the nation's top physicians recommend to keep your heart, mind, and body in optimally good health?

For the secrets to a long healthy life, WebMD turned to Richard A. Lange, MD, chief of cardiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His advice:

1. Daily exercise.You brush your teeth every day; exercise is equally important for your daily routine. Turn off the TV or computer, and get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day.

To work your heart, it's got to be aerobic exercise. You've got lots of options: walking, jogging, biking, rowing machine, elliptical machine, swimming. But don't feel like you have to be an athlete. Walking is great exercise. Get 10 minutes here and there during the day. It all counts.
Start with something simple, like parking in the far corner of the parking lot -- so you get those extra steps to the door. Take the stairs one or two flights instead of the elevator. If you take public transportation, get off one stop early and walk the rest. Get out at lunch to walk. Or walk with your significant other or your spouse after work. You'll get a bonus -- relaxation and stress reduction.

2. Healthy diet.
Quit eating junk food and high-fat fast food. Your heart, brain, and overall health are harmed by foods high in saturated fats, salt, and cholesterol. There's no getting around it. You've got to replace them with healthy foods: lots of fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts, olive oil -- what we call the Mediterranean diet. Eat like an Italian, a Spaniard, a Greek! Enjoy!

Low Sexual Desire Is a Very Real Disorder for Many Women



authored by Elizabeth Battaglino, RN, CEO of HealthyWomen


Nationally, there is an important dialogue taking place regarding female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and whether it is a legitimate medical condition that requires treatment. HealthyWomen, based on the data that is currently available, believes that FSDs are real disorders that affect millions of women in the United States.

A recent HealthyWomen survey (supported by Palatin Technologies, makers of the investigational therapy bremelanotide), revealed that as many as 6 in 10 premenopausal women who are experiencing low desire are distressed by it. Additionally, some 40 percent of women polled blame themselves for their low desire. Clearly, more awareness and education are needed around this topic.  

Low sexual desire—known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD)—is the most common form of FSD. Some of the HSDD symptoms include: lack of sexual thoughts, lack of desire that cannot be attributed to any other medical or psychological problems. The key criteria of the disorder is that it causes personal distress.

Fighting Back Against Dry Skin


What's Causing Your Dry Skin?

WebMD Feature
By Stephanie Watson
Reviewed By Brunilda Nazario, MD


Your skin is your body's first line of defense against the elements. When sun, wind, and cold leave skin dry and itchy, don't hide it under long pants and gloves. Replenish it!

To get the kind of smooth, sleek skin you'll want to show off, learn these eight top causes of, and fixes for, dry skin.

When the temperature drops, the humidity level plunges too. Dry air leaves skin parched. "Once the weather starts to change, I see patients coming in complaining of dry, itchy skin," says Linda Stein Gold, MD, clinical research director for the dermatology department at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital.
Turning up the thermostat doesn't help, either. Indoor heating strips even more moisture from the air -- and your skin.

Quick Fix: Dial Up the Humidity

Install a humidifier in your home to keep air moist. Set humidity at a constant 45% to 55%, and the temperature at a balmy 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Before you go outside in wintry weather, create your own moisture barrier. Protect your most sensitive parts -- lips, face, and hands -- with a scarf and gloves.

2. Steamy Showers
Setting the shower to steamy soothes your body, but it won't do your skin any favors. "I know it feels wonderful to stand in a really hot shower... but it can dry out the natural oils in our skin more quickly," Stein Gold says.
Standing under that hot spray long enough to belt out your favorite tune is also a no-no. The longer you linger in the shower, the more you dry out your skin.

Quick Fix: Cleanse Coolly and Quickly
Dial down the shower temperature to lukewarm, and keep showers short. Five minutes is enough to get clean without over-drying. Save the singing for your car.

3. Moisture-Robbing Soaps
Don't put just any bar of soap into your shower dish -- they're not all the same. Wash with a harsh soap and you'll send your skin's natural moisture barrier straight down the drain.

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Orgasms

Psst—you over there! Don't be shy…orgasms are as much a part of women's health as dental floss—but a lot more fun. For all the things you've been dying to find out as well as things you've never even thought of, expand your knowledge about the "big O" with this list of enlightening facts.

1. Orgasms can relieve pain.
Got a headache? Maybe you should have sex after all. "There is some evidence that orgasms can relieve all kinds of pain—including pain from arthritis, pain after surgery and even pain during childbirth," notes Lisa Stern, RN, MSN, a nurse practitioner who works with Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles and blogs at Gynfizz.com. "The mechanism is largely due to the body's release of a chemical called oxytocin during orgasm,"

He Knows When You’re Faking an Orgasm

HealthDay News

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- "Was it good for you, too?" can be such a loaded question. Now a new study says you can't fool your sex partner by faking satisfaction.

The study also found that women and men are equally able to determine their partners' levels of sexual satisfaction.

The Canadian study included 84 couples whose members were individually asked about their levels of sexual satisfaction, sexual communication, ability to recognize emotions and relationship satisfaction.

"We found that, on average, both men and women have fairly accurate and unbiased perceptions of their partners' sexual satisfaction," lead author Erin Fallis, of the University of Waterloo, said in a university news release.

"We also found that having good

Real Sex Habits of Happy Couples: Meet Cate and George, the Kinky Couple

Cate, 25, and George, 35, met online last year and haven’t been able to keep their clothes on (or hands off of each other) since then. You know when you've got a jacuzzi in your hotel room and you're like, "I wonder if someone had sex in here?" Yep, Cate and George did. Their secret? Being up for new things, the element of surprise, toys, costumes, lube, and role-play. With their sex life just as hot as it was a year prior, we asked the two to share some of their sexy secrets.





Secret 1: Always Reciprocate
“We always reciprocate oral," says Cate.

Secret 2: Explore the Back Door
“A lot of women associate oral with the vagina only, but there are major pleasure zones back there,” Cate says.