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Health benefits and side effect of Probiotic Supplements

It is not always that bacteria are harmful for health, there are some exceptions to this and one such exception is Probiotic. The word probiotic is derived from Greek language, which means “life”. They are also known as friendly bacteria. People are using the probiotics for many years due to its benefits. There are many benefits of probiotic supplements and have some side effects too. One must remember that they are not for everyone and for all age groups. There are different types of probiotic supplements in the market, so before taking it in your diet consult your doctor first as different person have different side effects on their body.

Health benefits and side effect of Probiotic Supplements

Benefits of Probiotic Supplements:

Prevents diarrhea
Antibiotics are considered to be most prescribed medicine worldwide, but it can cause several problems as it can disturb the balance of organisms in the gut. And this can result into serious C.difficile diarrhea. Probiotics help in improving the balance of organisms in gut and it reduces the risk of colonization by pathogenic bacteria. Probiotics can prevent as well as treat C. difficile-associated diarrhea effectively. Thus, taking probiotics with antibiotics is the best and effective way to prevent C.difficile diarrhea. Read the rest of this entry »


Dangers of Oculolinctus (Eyeball Licking)

One new trend has started in teenagers of Japan known as Eyeball Licking or Oculolinctus. A not so good trend is started by the school children and teenagers, which is also known as ‘worming’. In one of the school of Japan, one teacher caught two six graded students who were licking each other’s eyeballs. She has done a personal survey and she came to conclusion that around one-third of the students of her school are admitted that they do eyeball licking. Trend of Oculolinctus is started after the Japanese band ‘Born’ featured the ‘worming’ act in one of its music videos.

Dangers of Oculolinctus (Eyeball Licking)

As per the Doctor’s opinion, it is really bad idea and it may cause some of the serious problem of eyeball and may make person blind. There are some of the major dangers connected to the Eyeball Licking. Read the rest of this entry »


How can Soda affect your health badly? Things to know

Don’t you think there is nothing better than soda to go along with that burger and French fries you have decided for the lunch? It is so yummy, bubbly, cold, crisp, refreshing and sweet. Soda is one of the favorite beverages of the recent society. Every year, billions of gallons of soda are sold in the United States alone. It is quite popular among men, women and children. But most of us do not have any knowledge regarding the serious health consequences of drinking soda. Before we discuss about the serious health hazards of drinking soda, let us know what actually the reason behind it.

How can Soda affect your health badly? Things to know

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In order to be healthy, we must maintain body fluids in the slightly alkaline range (pH: 7.1 to 7.5). When we drink soda pH of the body drops since soda is very acidic with a pH around 2.5. When the body is acidic our health is at a risk as it does not function optimally. When the pH is not balanced the body cannot effectively digest vitamins, minerals and food supplements. Now, the body fights to balance the blood pH. So, it deposits and withdraws acid and alkaline minerals from other locations including the soft tissues, bones, fluids and saliva. Therefore, the pH of these tissues can fluctuate greatly. You may be amazed to know that over 150 diseases are linked to acidity. Read the rest of this entry »


Caution Using Sunscreen

Summer is the time of year when people enjoy the good weather of the outdoor and get more and more sun exposure. Though sun exposure is vital to stimulate the skin for production of Vitamin D, prolonged sun exposure can cause injury to the skin and have harmful effects with or without sunburn. Long-term sun exposure has been linked with malignant changes in the skin, premature aging of the skin and the risk of skin cancer, melanoma. Many health conscious people use sunscreen to protect their skin from harmful sun rays. Sunscreens contain some active ingredients which reflect, absorb or block the UVA and UVB rays of the sun. Almost all sunscreen products available in the market are rated on the basis of their Sun Protection Factor (SPF).

Caution Using Sunscreen

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Many people wrongly believe that higher SPF sunscreen products have greater efficiency to ward off harmful sunrays but don’t put blind faith on its efficiency; be cautious and careful while using sunscreen. Nowadays, people have more than 500 choices for sunscreen products but the important concern is the safety and efficiency of these products. In a research, the Environmental Working Group has reviewed almost 1,400 sunscreens and found that only 8 % of those products are prepared in terms of preventing signs of aging and skin cancer. So, it is very critical for anyone to choose the right one. Read on some surprising facts of the sunscreens that may tempt you to discard the sunscreen altogether. Read the rest of this entry »


Health Risk of using Scented Candle

Everyone likes the smell of artificially scented candles as it is relaxing and makes a warm ambiance. In any celebration, scented candles can add a touch of holiday cheer so nowadays they have become so popular. Though the sweet scents of scented candles have the ability to enhance the mood of person, by-products of them are lethal as they conduct chemical warfare. Today scented candles that available in market are packed with toxic ingredients along with artificial fragrances and provide plenty of reason to worry about the health risk associated with them. What types of health risk related with the use of scented candle? Read on to know about it.

Scented Candle health risk, Scented Candle effects

Scented candles may pose a serious health risk but unfortunately some people are unaware about the dangers of scented candles. 75 percent people say that the scent of a candle is either very important or extremely important while selecting which candle to purchase, as per the National Candle Association. Whether its candles or perfume or air fresheners or detergent, any simulation fragrance is very dangerous for health. Some of these chemicals can cause allergic reactions or asthma. Your immune system, the central nervous systems and also reproductive system may get affected with these scents. Before enjoying the scents of scented candle, perhaps you would like to know about the health risk associated with scented candle. Read the rest of this entry »


Think Before Spray – Dangers of Deodorants

Deodorant is one of the important personal care products that most people use everyday. Deodorants help to decrease body odor and keep the person fresh throughout the day. Like other beauty products, deodorants also contain side effects. Deodorants contain chemicals such as triclosan and aluminum which can cause many health problems. If aluminum based deodorants are used for long time, they can cause many ill effects on body. So you must think before using deodorants as they contain many dangers. Refer the article to know dangers of deodorants.

Think Before Spray – Dangers of Deodorants

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The body odor comes when perspiration combines with bacteria which live on the skin. Deodorants contain antiseptic agents which make the skin more acidic while applied on the skin so they prevent the growth of bacteria in the parts that sweat extremely. Deodorants control odor not perspiration. Deodorants that contain antiperspirants can help to eliminate excessive sweating. Deodorants contain triclosan and aluminum in small amount but they can affect the health if they are used for long period. Read the rest of this entry »


Take care of Skin Wrinkles & Aging on Face

Face wrinkles are unwanted change that occurs due to aging. But now-a-days even young people are also having wrinkles. Wrinkles on the face affect the confidence and personality of individuals as they make them to look older. Wrinkles are often seen around mouth, eyes and nose areas on face. Wrinkles are caused by excessive exposure to the sun & pollution, stress, lack of sleep, lack of moisture and unhealthy practices. Every people want to get rid of wrinkles so it is very important to take care of skin. Refer the article to know how to remove face wrinkles.

Take care of Skin Wrinkles & Aging on Face
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Even Diet Soda Has Health Risks

Diet soda is one of favorite drinks of diabetics and health conscious people. Diet soda is calorie free but it contains health draining substances such as artificial sweeteners, caffeine, sodium and phosphoric acid. In the United States, billions of gallons of soda are sold yearly. Many people think that diet soda is a healthier choice but it is not healthy.

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Diet sodas are sugar-free non-alcoholic carbonated drinks which are sweetened with artificial sweeteners. It is also recognized as light soft drinks, diet pop, refreshments or carbonated beverages. In place of sugar, various artificial sweeteners like aspartame, cyclamates and saccharin are used to give a sweet taste. Generally athletes, diabetics, health-conscious people, or people who want to lose weight or reduce their sugar intake consume diet soda. Read the rest of this entry »


Laser Hair Removal Necessary? – Possible Side Effects

Laser Hair Removal treatment is a skin treatment to remove hair that has been used effectively on people since its approval by the FDA. In this treatment, laser rays are used to vaporize hair and damage hair follicle for the prevention of new growth of hair. Ever since it was approved for use, many improvements have been carried out in the laser light sources to make it more effectual for use and remove possible side effects and complications of laser hair removal. When it comes to hair texture and skin sensitivity, every individual is different so it is good to know all the information.

Laser Hair Removal Necessary? - Possible Side Effects

There are many methods for hair removal for example: shaving, waxing and tweezing. Laser hair removal is also one method to remove hair possibly on a permanent basis. The cost of laser hair removal varies according to the size of the area that is being treated and some other factors. The lower the treatment cost if the surface area being treated is smaller. In the United States, the average cost of laser hair removal treatment is $429 as per the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Read the rest of this entry »


Unhealthy Ways to Lose Weight Fast

Modern life style, junk food, excessive stress and lack of exercise cause obesity in people. In United States, obesity related health problems are getting serious. People through out the world want to lose weight as the obesity rates are increasing. Losing weight is a difficult process as it requires much time and dedication. So people are using unhealthy ways to lose weight fast. Refer the following article to know the unhealthy ways of losing weight and reason why to not use them.

Unhealthy Ways to Lose Weight Fast
As per most recent Health Survey for England (HSE) data, around 1 in 4 adults, and more than 1 in 10 children aged 2-10 are obese. Obesity enhances the risk of type 2 diabetes, cancers, heart and liver disease in addition to many other health problems. For government, reducing obesity is the main concern. For Americans, the federal government released the new dietary guidelines to control the obesity outbreak. The new U.S. dietary guidelines recommend to “make half your plate fruits and vegetables,” take low-fat/skim milk and drink a bottle of water rather than sugary drinks. Read the rest of this entry »