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Psoriasis, stress, and self-care

Do you find there’s too little time to take care of your skin? Since psoriasis is triggered by stress, maybe it’s best to slow down a bit. You’ll thank yourself later. Here are examples of people who are dealing with psoriasis in the best ways possible.

Psoriasis

The first is singer Cyndi Lauper. In 2010, she was diagnosed with severe psoriasis. It spread all over her body. Her busy family life and career left her little room to manage symptoms. But now she is an outspoken advocate for self-care and stress management to keep psoriasis under control.

Easy Wedding Day Nail Art Using LDS Dipping Powder Colors

Just as you spend months or years choosing the right wedding dress, the venue, the jewelry and the shoes to complete your dream wedding, picking the right nail art design for your big day. We are accustomed to choosing the colors on the safe side but it doesn’t mean that your hands will be dull and subtle. Even if you choose the nude, pink, coral or the softest blue, you can still let that shade stand out with these few nail art design idea that we have created for you. These nail ideas uses LDS dipping powder so worrying about a chip or peeled nail is the least of your worries on your special day because it will never happen.

Wedding Day Nail Art

  1. Classic Pink

Nothing says feminine like the most classical shade of modern times: pink. This is the safest choice if you want to stay subtle and sophisticated. LDS D06 I’m blushing for you will give you the subtlest-pink shade and you can dip the nail to the powder until you reach the right tone.

Cream to Treat Psoriasis at Home

Among all the known diseases in the world, melanoma has been one of the diseases whose cure is not known. However, its symptoms can be eased through the use of various creams. This type of condition is chronic and it leads to a skin continuously growing new cells. As if that is not enough, this condition is associated with very sensitive skins that that usually tend to be dry with cracks and sometimes even bleed. It leads to dry patches on the skin that lead to discomfort due to itching.

When you go to the hospital, doctors will recommend that you use diverse types of creams, sprays, ointments and lotions. However, there exist such types of products in the market that do not meet the expected standards. Have you been looking for the best cream to treat psoriasis at home? This article will evaluate some of the best creams to treat psoriasis and what makes them the best.

Cream to Treat Psoriasis

What Is Psoriasis?

Skin diseases are very rampant. Their effects can range from dandruff like spots to huge patches covering a considerably big part of the skin. Most of these skin diseases undergo growth cycles that may take days, weeks or months. When the cycle is complete, they subside and start again later. They can also go to a state of complete remission. The symptoms and signs of every disease will always be different for every victim. Psoriasis has various signs and symptoms which include pitted, thickened or ridged nails, burning sensation, itching, soreness, red patches on the skin with a silvery and thick scale covering, scaling small spots especially on kids, swollen and stiff joints. The abnormal growth of cells on the body is similar to that of seborrheic dermatitis where there is an overgrowth of cells on the scalp. For this kind of dermatitis, the best cream for eczema relief can always be used to bring about its end but psoriasis is far more advanced than this. That is why the available cream to treat psoriasis are only used to manage it because a real cure has not been found yet.

Tips on Nail Care in the Fall

When the autumn season arrives, there are many things you may have to care about in different ways and more frequently. Because, it is the season when the temperature is changed and the humidity level also fluctuates.

So the best way to take care of your personal needs is to make necessary changes in your personal care routine. Among the many things to care about, nails are one of the most important aspects of your body that need proper care during the fall season.

Tips on Nail Care

Why do you need to care more for your nails in fall?

There are many reasons to take care of your nails in fall because of the increased dry winds, changing temperatures, and many other things that affect the nails in different ways.

How to care for your nails to keep them healthy this fall?

There are multiple ways to take care of your nails in the fall and we’ll discuss some of the most important and best ones so that you may take care of your nails to keep them looking healthy and maintained:

Keep your hands manicured

It is the best that you may keep your nails manicured as it will keep your nails in shape, coated for protection and free from nail problems like brittleness and broken or damaged edges.

Maintain overall hygiene of the nails

Keep the nails free from dirt and extra moisture to avoid infections. Clean them and file or buff for better shape and the maintenance of proper shine.

 Use quality gel nail polish with base and top coat for ultimate nail protection

To maintain your manicure, you may use gel nail polish with opi gel base and top coat system to keep nails away from getting damaged or brittle due to the external effects.

Best Crested Gecko Diet

Crested geckos are native to New Caledonia. These gentle creatures are also one of those easy to manage reptiles that many hobbyists have found to be an interesting species to keep as a pet. These unique creatures reach an adult size of about 6″-7″ from snout to tail and weighs an average of 50 grams for a female and about 35-40 grams for a male. If you can provide the simple requirements that they need, you will be assured that you can keep one of these tame creatures for a long time. Note that records indicate that these exotic pets can live up to 15 years if, given the proper care, some even live longer.

Females in captivity have been reported to have a shorter lifespan, primarily due to breeding. Breeding, in general, not only creates a lot of demand for their nutrition stores (especially calcium) but may also cause emergency health situations like egg binding and prolapsed cloaca. Sources also indicate that this is a more common occurrence in captivity than in the wild and points to factors as improper care, rapid growth, or unique lizard requirements that many reptile owners have yet to unravel. Considering this, it is best that you choose a male juvenile or sub-adult for a pet instead as reproduction issues will be most likely not a problem with them.

One of the factors that any reptile hobbyist has to be well aware of is the diet that his pet will be most likely be feeding on.

What will your crested gecko eat?

A staple in a crested gecko’s diet is insects, primarily, mealworms and crickets, as these insects provide the energy that it most needs. For many lizard keepers, crickets are considered the best choice as it is easily accessible. They are also rich in vitamins and other minerals that your pet needs to stay healthy. They should be offered about three times a week if considered as a primary diet or once a week if provided as a treat/supplement to your pet’s diet. You also need to dust live prey with calcium and gut load them with foods that you would normally feed your gecko to ensure that they receive the essential healthy elements that they need. Remember, however, that the biggest cricket or insect that you should feed your gecko should not be bigger than its head.

The Science Behind Our Success

High quality dietary protein serves a variety of important functions during calorie restriction. Protein is associated with increased satiety, better maintenance of metabolic rate as well as providing a vital supply of essential amino acids to maintain lean body mass.

Protein is particularly important during weight loss for maintenance of lean body mass. When there is an energy deficit the need for protein increases since some amino acids will be diverted to producing energy for critical metabolic functions. While a standard diet needs to provide at least 0.8 grams of protein per kg of body weight, the calorie restricted diet should provide between 1.2 to 1.5 grams of protein per kg of desired body weight.

Including nutritionally formulated products, custom designed for use with Focus28 low calorie meal plans, will assure that dieters obtain an optimal amount of high quality, lean protein on a daily basis. Supplemental protein as an integral part of a comprehensive weight management program will facilitate successful weight loss and long term maintenance.

Weight loss for women

Women generally require fewer calories per day, but need more nutrition. Women also tend to have higher body fat percentages and less lean muscle mass. Evolution has tailored a woman’s body for reproduction – it is programmed to store fat – to maintain adequate calories in case there’s a famine.

Of course, today famine isn’t much of a risk. In fact the opposite is true – overabundance is the norm. But a woman’s body is still programmed to hoard calories and store fat. It’s why a male and female, of similar height and weight, can start a diet and exercise routine and the man will lose weight more easily. The female body does not want to give up its fat stores.

Focus28’s diets enhance a woman’s fat burning metabolism

Our weight loss program provides portion controlled, reduced calorie meal replacements, supplements, and snacks that are high in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and low in bad carbohydrates. By controlling portion size, calories, and increasing protein as a portion of overall calories the body is forced to burn fat.Eating every 2-3 hours keeps a woman’s metabolism active, and by switching to high protein consumption the body is coerced into increased thermogenesis. Simply, it takes more energy to digest calories from protein (1), so the body (the metabolism) keeps working and using more calories.

The Benefits of Protein

high-protein-weightlossWith all the fuss about high-protein diets, you might wonder how protein really makes a difference when you’re trying to lose weight. At Focus28, we help you make the most effective use of protein for weight loss.

High-Protein Diets Work Because…

As the body’s “architect,” protein plays a vital role in building and maintaining body structures. From muscles, tendons, ligaments, and the brain to our circulatory, immune system, skin and other organs – protein is essential for them all. These structures need a regular supply of “fresh” protein to build new cells. Unfortunately, when you cut calories to lose weight, you tend to cut protein-rich foods out of your diet. Without protein, your body tissues start to break down.

All protein consists of amino acids. When you eat protein-rich foods, your body breaks down the protein into its amino acids and rebuilds them in specific sequences to form the structures it needs. However, your body can’t make nine specific amino acids (called essential amino acids), so it relies on your daily food intake for its necessary supply.

Research shows that protein-based meals fill you up more than a carbohydrate-based meal. Protein is number one for resulting in the most satiety or fullness. As a result, protein gives food its “staying power” so you’ll feel less hungry for longer.

Lose Fat, Build Muscle

Quality protein in your diet is the single most important calorie that influences your metabolic rate, which results in weight loss. In addition to melting away fat, protein helps you to sustain muscle while losing weight. It also improves muscle fitness, immunity, antioxidant function, builds HDL cholesterol and enhances unsulin and leptin function – all of which contribute to optimal weight management efforts over time.

The Focus28 Approach to Losing Weight with Protein

All of the Focus28 high-protein, fat-burning meal replacements are scientifically prepared using the appropriate nutritional daily values and are guaranteed to promote weight loss. Our nutritional, protein-rich supplements (such as Crispy Cinnamon, Crispy Peanut and Crispy Fudge & Graham Bars) play a key role in your weight loss program. Each product provides complete, high-quality proteins, to help ensure you meet your dietary protein needs and helps curb your appetite for better compliance–even when you’re restricting calories.
Choose from over 70 high-protein meal replacements
Portion-controlled
Scientifically designed for optimal nutrition and weight loss
Delicious tasting meals for at home or on the go
Easy to make
Start losing weight and getting healthy today with the Focus28 High-Protein Diet Plan!

Weight loss for men

Men may tend to be leaner and have more muscle, but when men gain weight, they tend to gain it around the mid-section – the beer belly. Unfortunately, weight around the gut correlates to increased health risks such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. Men might have a slight genetic advantage when it comes to muscle mass, but when obesity strikes, the counter is true, the beer gut carries more risk.

Unfortunately, it seems to be taboo for men to discuss or admit to being overweight. Or concerns are deflected with humor and jokes, “it’s not a six pack, it’s a kegger.”

Being overweight carries medical problems and reduced confidence and affects the quality of life for men (and women)
But the reality is that being overweight carries medical problems and reduced confidence and affects quality of life for men (and women). And while the stigma isn’t as bad – everyone notices the fat guy at the pool.

Focus28 is geared to fuel the male fat burning engine

Because men are naturally more muscular and tend toward less body fat (when not overweight), jump starting the fat burning machine for men can be a bit easier. By combining portion control, reduced calories, and higher protein ratios, the male metabolism shifts into default mode. It starts to burn fat and maintain and build muscle with the additional protein.

Better nutrition and small portions leads to weight loss

By returning to regular portion sizes and maintaining a regular eating schedule (every 2-3 hours), a man can start to see fast results when dieting. Focus28’s male targeted weight loss systems help the process by controlling carbohydrates, increasing protein, and by restoring proper nutrition – correcting typical vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Focus28’s diet plans for men include more protein by allowing larger lean/green portions and additional protein snacks and supplements – so being hungry is never a problem. And if a concern or problem should arise, rest assured, Focus28’s team is ready to help support men throughout their diet – and we’ll keep it a secret too.

Special Diet Kits

Sometimes you don’t require a complete diet program. Maybe you simply need a week to rededicate yourself to eating healthy. Or perhaps you’re looking for yummy desserts that are also good for you (and won’t add pounds). Well you’re in luck – Focus28 has created several diet mini-kits that can satisfy your wants and desires.

Decadent, delicious desserts

For those craving a tasty treat, or those with a sweet tooth, Focus28’s “Triple D” Diet Mini-Kit is a must. Combining some of our most scrumptious and heavenly (or is that devilish) dessert options – but none more than 160 calories – it will certainly quell the dessert cravings.

Gluten-Free Diet Food Sampler

For our our gluten sensitive or allergic comrades we’ve pulled together some of our best gluten-free foods. Sure, you could try before you buy our programs (our weight loss consultants will help you design a gluten-free program) but you can also use these choice selections to supplement or replace meals throughout the day. Maybe you’re on the go and can’t carry a gluten-free meal with you – but you can grab a Chocomint Protein Diet Bar and snack away.

Shake It n’ Slim It Kit

Sounds yummy, sounds fun. Well this diet min-kit combines some of our most popular chilled drinks, smoothies, and pudding/shakes into a perfect summer (or any time) snack pack. You’ll get protein, low carbs, and no more than 100 calories with every delicious drink.

The Get Skinny Mini-Kit

This is the perfect jump start to any diet program. Wondering if Focus28 is right for you? Or just curious how good everything tastes? Well, the Get Skinny Mini-Kit will provide all the answers. Or if you’re a current or former Focus28 client – maybe you’re looking to rekindle your diet – this kit will show you the way.