Grout Cleaning Tips from the Pros

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Nov 302016
 

Almost everybody likes looking at newly installed tile and grout installations, but almost no one would be up to the task of cleaning the grout. Cleaning the grout is such a tedious task for homeowners. Grout is a porous material which is utilized as a construction material for filling the spaces between slabs or tiles. Grout may be utilized when you are doing floor tiling, for the walls, showers, swimming pools, and others. The permeable and absorbent qualities of grout can effortlessly gather and store contaminates such as dirt and grime. This will then cause possible mold build up and discoloration of the grout. Maintaining the shine and luster of tiles is quite simple, but “simple” is not a good word to describe grout maintenance. It can be tricky yet, it can be achieved with proper knowledge and practice. Here are some tips for grout cleaning from the pros.

Proper Grout Cleaning

Frankly, there are a number of approaches that homeowners can take when it comes to tile grout cleaning. Most individuals are familiar with the method of utilizing baking soda or vinegar. If you are keen on using these products for your grout cleaning agenda, then here is how you should do it.

  • Using vinegar…

Dilute the vinegar with equal parts of water. This mixture will ensure that the level of acidity is balanced so as to have the capability of cleaning the grout yet still make certain that the grout or the tile is not damaged. Excessive vinegar amount can cause the grout to break down faster. Continue reading »

Nov 152016
 

Your house is one of the single biggest investments you may make in your life and ensuring the security of your home and possessions is of utmost importance in a day and age where opportunists and burglars will take any and every chance to benefit from your loss.

Basic house security should be at the top of your priority list. Unfortunately these days you can never be too careful and if you have valuable possessions or have a family, you will want to know that they are safe, whether you are at home or not. Improving your home security is based around making your house less of an attractive option to thieves and burglars. Any aspect of additional security that will hinder their progress as well as essentially make your house impenetrable will bring you extra security and therefore peace of mind.

Our home security tips are as follows:

Never take it for granted that you live in a “nice neighborhood” and that you don’t know of any neighbors who have had their homes broken in to.

Ensure all doors are double locked when you leave your house. Doors with simple latches are very easy for burglars to break in to and double locking, dead bolts or chains are the only way to ensure your door cannot be opened in a matter of seconds. Continue reading »

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Do Your Share of Saving Water

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Oct 132016
 

Given that clouds continue to form, and rain repeatedly falls, one could be forgiven for thinking that water is a limitless renewable resource. However, there are few – if any – examples of cities which have been designed to live utterly within the means of local rainfall resources. Rainwater harvesting from roofs produces relatively modest quantities of water: even in quite wet regions, where rainfall exceeds 1,500 millimeters per year (e.g. Seattle or Glasgow), each person would need about 10 square meters of roof to supply typical domestic consumption.

Even in those wet areas, it does not rain every day, so storage tanks (perhaps as much as 10 m3 per person, depending on annual weather patterns ) would also be needed to ensure that water was available for use all the time. And even then there are further considerations: bird droppings on roofs can contaminate the water, and storing water in tanks for a long period runs the risk of Legionnaires’ Disease, due to bacterial colonization.

So even in parts of the world with relatively abundant water resources, it is usual for water to be delivered to cities from large rural catchments. The catchment areas needed to supply sufficient water for a large urban population can be considerable. Continue reading »

Oct 112016
 

Booking travel online is a purely electronic process. Online agencies deliver important itinerary information by email only so it is necessary to have a valid, accessible email address. Some callers use a friend’s email address leaving access to their information at the convenience of the email account owner. For those of you who use public computers, sites such as Hotmail and Yahoo offer free, secure email accounts. Be sure to enter your email address correctly or you will not be able to access your information at all. An agent can send your itinerary to your correct address but it will not be stored for future use.

The second requirement for online reservations is fantastic plastic. Credit cards/ debit cards/ prepaid cards with Visa or MasterCard logos are required for online reservations at most travel websites. Some airline websites now accept other payment options such as Western Union. If you must pay by cash or check, you must do so in person at the closest airport served by your airline. Call the airline reservation center, pay the extra assistance fee and request a twenty four hour hold. The fare is not guaranteed until purchased, so if it sells out or goes up by the time you get to the airport you will pay the higher fare. Continue reading »

Oct 042016
 

Experience has shown that the management of a successful event requires a detailed planning and consultation process. This guide has been designed to guide event managers through the planning process.

In order to be successful in the field of event management, no matter what department of specialization, one needs certain qualities, which are as follows:

  • Negotiating Skills
  • Creative Skills
  • Convincing Skills
  • Coordinating Skills
  • Planning skills
  • Executing and implementing skills

An individual with the aptitude for the above and interests in the field would make a successful event manager. It does not matter what  the types of event management may be, one needs to be adept in the above skills. This is because this is a people’s industry, where everything is based on effective communication skills at all levels. And successful event management service entails optimum communication skills, as well as ability to look into the minutest details of things in order to ensure optimum level of execution.

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There are several event entertainment agencies in London which provide outstanding services to customers. Continue reading »

Aug 282016
 

Being a victim of burglary is quite devastating. On the other hand, having all your possessions stolen from a Self Storage unit will be nothing less than a shock. Recent statistics have indicated that self storage theft is on the rise. From the small locking systems for the digital locks you can get ample options for ensuring complete protection for your self-storage units. Whether you are a student looking for student storage, or looking for traveling storage services, safety always remains a first hand priority.

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Now, you must have this question in mind. Do you think that the rate of Self Storage burglary has grown more in the past 5 to 10 years? There are many companies who have already earned a name for themselves in the market for making data-enabled and digital locking systems that work best to protect your self storage units. It will not be difficult for you to know more about the security methods used by experienced professionals to protect your belongings in the storage units.
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About Melissa Hamler

I am Melissa Hamler, an experienced and professional blogger. I love to write blog on various topics, like: home improvement, furniture, business etc.

Affect of Stress on Your Prostate

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Aug 172016
 

It is well known that stress can have a big effect on your overall health and well being. High levels of stress can leave you feeling run down and tired, and increase the risk of catching viruses. If you are battling a long-term illness then stress can have a big impact on how your body copes with the disease.

What isn’t so well known is the severity of the effect stress and anxiety has on prostate conditions such as prostate cancer, prostatitis and an enlarged prostate, known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BHP. The benefits of stress management and emotional therapy on prostate health may also be surprising to many.

Stress and prostate health
High levels of stress and anxiety can impair the body’s immune system and prevent it from fighting off disease and illness. When a man is diagnosed with any kind of prostate problem, he can experience increased levels of stress and anxiety resulting from worry, fear or even anger about having the problem. This can lead to the prostate disease worsening due to the immune system being unable to fight it.

It is important to recognize the role that stress and anxiety plays in contributing and causing prostate problems. It is always better to try and prevent a disease than attempting to treat it once it has already developed. Therefore, addressing stress and its causes is highly important when considering prostate health. Continue reading »

Ben Ong

About Ben Ong

Ben Ong is a leading authority on the topic of prostate health, a 15-year veteran of the war on prostate disease and a best-selling author on the subject. Ever since he overcame his own benign Prostatic Hyperplasia early in the year 2000, Ben has been on the front end of research and development of natural integrative treatments for metabolic Prostate disease. He is one of the most sought after experts and public speakers on the issue of Prostate health.

Aug 122016
 

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Our bodies are highly sophisticated machines that need to be properly taken care of in order to function to their fullest. Most people know that an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise and your family’s medical history are risk factors for poor prostate health, including prostate cancer.

However, recent scientific research has shown us just how delicate our bodies really are, adding unusual risk factors for prostate cancer such as; height, where you live and the sex of your offspring. Here are risk factors for prostate cancer that we have very little control over.

1) Height

Finally some good news for those struggling with a Napoleon complex; it seems being tall isn’t always an advantage. Scientists aren’t quite sure why this is a factor in prostate health, but several studies in both the US and UK have shown a link between height and the chances of developing prostate cancer.

The studies showed that taller men had on average a 19% higher risk of developing the disease than their shorter counterparts. In addition, age offered no defense; under 65s taller than 6’3” were found to have an increased risk of developing an aggressive form of prostate cancer. Further studies are planned to determine whether growth hormones or genetics play a role in these increased risks. Continue reading »

Ben Ong

About Ben Ong

Ben Ong is a leading authority on the topic of prostate health, a 15-year veteran of the war on prostate disease and a best-selling author on the subject. Ever since he overcame his own benign Prostatic Hyperplasia early in the year 2000, Ben has been on the front end of research and development of natural integrative treatments for metabolic Prostate disease. He is one of the most sought after experts and public speakers on the issue of Prostate health.

Aug 102016
 

My mom has dementia. It’s been around 10 years. I’m not sure for certain,
because it came on very slowly and at first we called it “aging.”
She was living by herself, but forgetting to pay bills and not cleaning
the house. When we started to order her online groceries, she wouldn’t
put them away. She was eating cold cuts and watching TV all day.
Over the years, she moved in with her sister and for a short time, me.
But she deteriorated to the point where she couldn’t do basic care for
herself and was combative with those who tried to help her.
We finally put her in a nursing home. It’s much better for her and us.
She feels safe and we know that she’s safe. During our visits, shortly
after lunch time, I ask her what she had for lunch. But she doesn’t
remember eating. I ask her how she’s feeling and she shrugs. But when
I ask her if she remembers her honeymoon or vacations we took when I was
a child, she smiles and answers yes. Its a strange disease with very
sad days. But, I’m thankful that my mom remembers me, and the wonderful
childhood she gave me.

About kshuster

I’m a boomer enjoying life and looking forward to retirement. I work in the advertising industry. My interests include fashion, travel, books and blogging.

Aug 092016
 

About 15 years ago I had the good fortune to work for a company that sent me to Paris frequently. Like all good fashionistas I headed to the Chanel flagship store. Swept up by the ambiance, I purchased my first pair of Chanel flats. Yes, they cost I fortune – 8 times what I would usually pay for a good pair of shoes, but as the salesperson told me “they are an investment.” And we all know that it’s important to invest. At first I chose to wear them carefully. Not to work, where folks would say “how can she afford those?”  Not in front of frugal friends, who might say “Oh my god, how could you?” I found myself making up excuses for my purchase. “Oh, you know, no taxes when you shop abroad,” or “yes, they were a present from my husband.” As the years went by, I noticed something happening that I now realize happens to all of us with aging. I cared less about what people thought and more about what pleased me. This allowed me to enjoy not only my Chanel flats more but everything in life. So, when I look down when I’m at the office, or at home, or at the grocery store, and see my favorite pair of shoes, I smile.

About kshuster

I’m a boomer enjoying life and looking forward to retirement. I work in the advertising industry. My interests include fashion, travel, books and blogging.

Aug 032016
 

The Psoas is a ropelike muscle that connects the torso and the leg (from spine to the femur – technically). The Psoas and the iliacus (another muscle that travels from hip to thigh) make up the iliopsoas, which is the most important and powerful hip flexor.

Most people suffering from back pain, hip pain or pain in the legs visit their doctors who only prescribe them with pain killers or suggest exercises that provide temporary relief. However, not many doctors and fitness experts can get to the root of the pain. Often, you feel this pain in the hip, back or legs due to a compromised Psoas. Since this muscle is located deep within the body, even an MRI scan can’t identify if there are any problems with the Psoas or not.

The Psoas promotes good posture – this means every time you are walking, running or standing, the Psoas gets involved. If this muscle gets injured or somehow stressed, you can feel excruciating pain and might be unable to walk or move for several days. A compromised Psoas can result in several health problems such as low back pain, sciatica, disc problems, knee pain, etc. So it is necessary that you maintain the right posture and walk properly to keep the Psoas healthy. Continue reading »

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Jul 282016
 

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At some point in his life, almost every man will face some kind of erectile dysfunction (ED). Many men choose to turn to drugs to help combat the symptoms of ED and while “the little blue pill” is often the most commonly thought of associated ED treatment, there are many other options out the for men suffering with ED.

There are a few questions you should get the answers to in order to be fully informed about your ED treatment choices. 

The first step in treating ED

The first thing you should do if you are experiencing any erectile dysfunction problems is to seek advice from a professional. Your first port of call should be your primary health care physician or urologist to help identify the underlying cause of ED problems. Your doctor may want to review your medical records as well as perform a physical examination. Once you know what the cause of your problems are then your doctor can advise you on the best treatment plan. 

There are many possible causes of ED including dozens of underlying medical conditions. Men who suffer with high blood pressure, low blood pressure, diabetes or heart conditions can all be susceptible to erectile dysfunction. A man’s psychological wellbeing can also be a cause of ED. If you are under excess stress, suffering depression or having relationship problems than this can all affect your ability to get and maintain an erection. ED is closely associated with prostate cancer and other prostate diseases. Pharmaceutical drugs or other invasive surgeries to treat prostate diseases also cause ED.  Continue reading »

Ben Ong

About Ben Ong

Ben Ong is a leading authority on the topic of prostate health, a 15-year veteran of the war on prostate disease and a best-selling author on the subject. Ever since he overcame his own benign Prostatic Hyperplasia early in the year 2000, Ben has been on the front end of research and development of natural integrative treatments for metabolic Prostate disease. He is one of the most sought after experts and public speakers on the issue of Prostate health.

Jul 272016
 

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No matter how many fancy articles and reviews you read today, there is no escaping the fact that the age old advice to diet and exercise is what every single fad and passing trend boils down to in the end. Regular exercise is vital to maintaining both physical and mental health, but real quality of life relies on a healthful and nutritious diet, especially when it comes to the prostate. Luckily, most of us know the right foods to eat when we are trying to get healthy and keep ourselves in good working order; but while some foods may appear to be healthy on the surface, by actually delving into their composition and even packaging, we can see clearly that they are actually doing us no favors at all.

Here is a list of ten such foods that should be avoided in order to keep the prostate and ourselves healthy.

1) Non-Grass Fed Red Meat 

As far back as 1997, the American Institute of Cancer Research drew a link between the consumption of industrially produced red meats like beef, lamb, and pork, and an increased chance of the development of prostate cancer. These findings followed up earlier studies in the early 1990’s by Harvard University, which continually tested tens of thousands of subjects over a number of years. Today, current studies show that men who consume large amounts of non-grass fed red meat are 12% more likely to develop prostate cancer than those who consumed more moderate servings as part of a controlled diet.

Cattle produced for the mass market are fed foods like corn, soybeans, and grains in order to increase their size and the profit made per head, which is harmful as they have not evolved to digest these foods properly. Grass-fed meat has had none of the additives or nefarious hormones and steroids that are routinely given to the mass-market animals. Continue reading »

Ben Ong

About Ben Ong

Ben Ong is a leading authority on the topic of prostate health, a 15-year veteran of the war on prostate disease and a best-selling author on the subject. Ever since he overcame his own benign Prostatic Hyperplasia early in the year 2000, Ben has been on the front end of research and development of natural integrative treatments for metabolic Prostate disease. He is one of the most sought after experts and public speakers on the issue of Prostate health.

Jul 262016
 

No man wants to hear those 3 little words from their doctor “You Have Cancer”. So, one of the best things you can do is to understand your personal risk factors.

Risk factors are anything that affects your chances of getting the disease such as family history, smoking or being overweight.

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2015 are:

About 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer.

About 27,540 deaths from prostate cancer.

The Major Prostate Cancer Risks Are:

Family History

Prostate cancer tends to run in families with the odds rising to 1 in 3 if your family has a strong history with the illness.  If your father or brother had the disease, especially if they were under 55 years of age, this can as much as double your chances of getting it yourself.

Age

About 60% of the prostate cancer cases are diagnosed in men over the age of 65 and the disease is rather rare in men below the age of 40.

Race – Ethnicity

Prostate cancer occurs most often in men of African descent whether they live in the United States or in the Caribbean. African- American males are more than twice as likely to die of prostate cancer as Caucasian counterparts. The disease occurs least frequently in both Asian-American and Hispanic men and the reasons for this are still unknown at this time. Continue reading »

Ben Ong

About Ben Ong

Ben Ong is a leading authority on the topic of prostate health, a 15-year veteran of the war on prostate disease and a best-selling author on the subject. Ever since he overcame his own benign Prostatic Hyperplasia early in the year 2000, Ben has been on the front end of research and development of natural integrative treatments for metabolic Prostate disease. He is one of the most sought after experts and public speakers on the issue of Prostate health.

Jul 242016
 

If you study about your prostate online you will likely come across all sorts of misinformation. It’s not that anyone is doing it on purpose, it’s just that most people who write on the Internet really don’t know that much.

That’s where we come in. We understand prostate health at a different level, because prostate health is all we do. In the coming blog posts that you’ll see, we go to the greatest lengths to find the real truth of the prostate and deliver it to you on a silver platter.

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How Did This Misinformation Get Started?

There were some preliminary results from “The European Randomized Study of Prostate Cancer Screening” that came out ahead of the full study and espoused a number that many in the field have now said is incorrect.

The initial release of the preliminary data was taken and run with by many internet reposting agencies without seeing the full study.

The initial number implied that; for every one man whose life is saved, 50 are either over-diagnosed or end up being over-treated.

When something is over-diagnosed that is to say that, it’s raised to a serious level of attention when that disease will never gain enough hold to cause symptoms or death in the patient.

Over-treatment is when that disease that was generally over-diagnosed is treated aggressively, even though it would have never harmed the patient in their lifetime. Continue reading »

Ben Ong

About Ben Ong

Ben Ong is a leading authority on the topic of prostate health, a 15-year veteran of the war on prostate disease and a best-selling author on the subject. Ever since he overcame his own benign Prostatic Hyperplasia early in the year 2000, Ben has been on the front end of research and development of natural integrative treatments for metabolic Prostate disease. He is one of the most sought after experts and public speakers on the issue of Prostate health.

Jul 182016
 

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The prostate is a gland about the size of a walnut that is located beneath the bladder. It’s function is to produce the seminal fluid that mixes with the sperm to form semen.

Many of the problems that arise with the prostate are realized by men due to urine flow challenges. The reason is that the prostate gland wraps around the urethra tube as it comes out of your bladder. So, if the prostate gland swells, then it will eventually restrict the flow of your urine. Similarly, if your prostate becomes infected, the probability is that the infection will travel down the urethra all the way through to the tip of your penis. So poor flow may be accompanied with dribbling, painful or burning urination, painful ejaculations and other symptoms.

Many problems with the prostate go undiagnosed for far too long, until the disease has grown into a something more serious that could have been treated or managed with much greater ease if detected earlier.

One of the main things to stress is that, just because you are experiencing a symptom or two doesn’t necessarily mean you have prostate cancer. There are quite a few problems you could have with your prostate besides prostate cancer, and we will now go into them below. Usually a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test is a good indicator of the health of your prostate. This is done through a simple blood test to determine the level of PSA in your blood.  Continue reading »

Ben Ong

About Ben Ong

Ben Ong is a leading authority on the topic of prostate health, a 15-year veteran of the war on prostate disease and a best-selling author on the subject. Ever since he overcame his own benign Prostatic Hyperplasia early in the year 2000, Ben has been on the front end of research and development of natural integrative treatments for metabolic Prostate disease. He is one of the most sought after experts and public speakers on the issue of Prostate health.

Exciting New Prostate Cancer Treatment Options – 2016/17

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Jul 082016
 

Researchers at the 2015 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium reported no new good findings for medical treatments. Instead, the prognoses of some treatments such as abiraterone acetate plus prednisone only allowed 13% of patients with prostate cancer that had already metastasized to reduce their PSA levels to less than or equal to 0.2 ng/ml within one year.

In another trial of men with prostate cancer and bone metastasis, cabozantinib was tested against prednisone. There was no difference between the two groups. In fact, 42% of those receiving the cabozantinib had a 30% reduction or more of bone lesions compared to 3% in the prednisone group. However, the side effects were too serious for many of them to continue the study.

New BPH Medical Procedure Looks Like a Winner

One new outpatient procedure used for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the Urolift device, which is a local anesthetic outpatient procedure. It involves no catheter and no sexual dysfunction, yet results in rapid symptom relief.

The enlarged prostate weighs a lot more than a normal prostate. The heavy prostate causes compression on the bladder that then causes the urinary frequency symptoms. In the Urolift procedure, the enlarged prostate is lifted up and out of the way so it can’t cause compression symptoms. This was introduced in 2014 so it may start becoming popular in the next few years.

Injection of botulinum toxin into the prostate and injection of ethanol into the prostate is not a procedure that is getting good reviews so stay clear of it. The same is true of the unproven therapies called Histotripsy, Rezum, and Aquablation. For BPH, Those on Supplements Still Fare Best Compared to Medications Continue reading »

Ben Ong

About Ben Ong

Ben Ong is a leading authority on the topic of prostate health, a 15-year veteran of the war on prostate disease and a best-selling author on the subject. Ever since he overcame his own benign Prostatic Hyperplasia early in the year 2000, Ben has been on the front end of research and development of natural integrative treatments for metabolic Prostate disease. He is one of the most sought after experts and public speakers on the issue of Prostate health.

Jun 292016
 

There is no magic formula for growing your congregation. However, numerical growth is not the only mark of success, either. Offering an environment that is spiritually guiding and welcoming can sometimes be a challenge. If you’re interested in increasing your church’s numbers, the following information may help. It’s certainly not an exhaustive list, but these are some techniques that have worked for other churches and may work for you.

Schedule a “Bring a Friend Day”

It can also be called a “F.R.A.N. Day,” which means everyone should try to bring a Friend, Relative, Associate or Neighbor. A great day to schedule this would be when something special is happening, such as Christmas Eve, the beginning of Vacation Bible School or the week of homecoming. Make sure you prepare as though every person in your congregation will be bringing someone. You want to ensure there is enough of “everything,” depending on what your service will entail that day.

Create a User-Friendly Website

More and more people use the Internet for everything – much the same way as your grandparents used the Yellow Pages. In many communities, if you don’t have a website, your church is invisible. Your church’s web presence can be simple – a single page will even work. Make sure you include your worship times, a map, contact information, and a short welcome. You should also include any events that are coming up and reiterate that visitors are always welcome. Continue reading »

Jun 282016
 

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It was estimated that there had been 220,800 cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in the United States in 2015 and that about 1/3rd of them will end in a fatality.

The surprising thing about this is that, according to recent polls about 2/3rds of men surveyed didn’t know what the prostate does. Because your prostate can end up causing so many potential challenges in life, it’s a really good idea that you take a minute and familiarize yourself with it. If it’s already caused problems or has you even the slightest bit concerned, then learning about it is one of those must do things.

The reason is, for example: knowing the symptoms of prostate cancer can certainly help in your early detection plan. If you don’t have an early detection plan, then you should.

The Prostate Facts You Need To Know:

  1. What Does The Prostate Look Like And What Does It Do?

The prostate is a gland about the size of a walnut that sits just below the bladder. It’s in between the root of the penis and the anus. The prostate makes male’s seminal fluid that mixes with sperm to create semen.

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Ben Ong

About Ben Ong

Ben Ong is a leading authority on the topic of prostate health, a 15-year veteran of the war on prostate disease and a best-selling author on the subject. Ever since he overcame his own benign Prostatic Hyperplasia early in the year 2000, Ben has been on the front end of research and development of natural integrative treatments for metabolic Prostate disease. He is one of the most sought after experts and public speakers on the issue of Prostate health.

Jun 222016
 

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The odds are that if you’re a man and you live long enough, you’ll have an enlarged prostate at some point in your life.

The prostate produces the seminal fluid that mixes with the sperm to create semen during ejaculation. Because the prostate surrounds the urethra (the tube that your urine also passes through), it’s swelling causes the tube to be clamped down on, which restricts urine flow.

This can also be one of the pain sites for a painful ejaculation. The reason is; you now have a burst of semen flowing through a restricted tube, that may only be 20% of its normal diameter.

As you can imagine forcing that volume quickly through a tube with that dramatic of a size reduction in a very sensitive area could cause pain.

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So What Causes The Prostate To Enlarge?

There are several reasons why the prostate can enlarge, with cancer of course being one of them. We won’t be focusing on cancer here as we have other articles on the site that cover this. Instead we will be addressing other causes for prostate enlargement, so that you may get a more well-rounded understanding.

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Decreased Testosterone Levels

I devote an entire chapter in my book “All about the prostate” on the subject of testosterone and its relationship to prostate disease. I cite many independent scientific studies that show that high testosterone levels are actually beneficial and reduce the risk of prostate disease. This is contrary to the consensus in the medical community which believes that testosterone can cause prostate cancer. It is certainly the case that if you have normal levels of testosterone, that in itself will not cause prostate disease.

Low levels of testosterone, below normal low levels, has shown some direct correlation with prostate inflammation in both the cancerous and non cancerous forms. Continue reading »

Ben Ong

About Ben Ong

Ben Ong is a leading authority on the topic of prostate health, a 15-year veteran of the war on prostate disease and a best-selling author on the subject. Ever since he overcame his own benign Prostatic Hyperplasia early in the year 2000, Ben has been on the front end of research and development of natural integrative treatments for metabolic Prostate disease. He is one of the most sought after experts and public speakers on the issue of Prostate health.

Jun 212016
 

Welcome to the sisterhood of the shrinking bathing suits!

It’s that time of the year when I get out my box of bathing suits.  I am pretty sure that I accidentally washed them in boiling hot water and dried them on extra high heat before I folded them neatly in this box…………as they all seem to have shrunk! Especially in the tush!

How am I going to keep my tush inside these bathing suits this season?  Staples and tape anyone????

So what’s a gal to do???

  • Thanks to the internet, I can shop for a new bathing suit from the comfort of my own home. You can find a swimsuit that’s flattering and You also can camouflage a lot with a stylish cover-up. Check out these sites:  Swimsuitsforall and Miraclesuit.com.
  • Maintain good posture.Holding your head high, tummy in, and shoulders back, projects an image of self-assurance… and makes you look taller and slimmer, too. Instead of flats, wear sandals with a bit of a heel to give you a longer, leaner look.
  • If you’re not already eating healthy, you can start now! Check out my Menopause Infographic – Weight Gain for some helpful tips!
  • Give your exercise program a boost! Weight-bearing exercises are not only important for toning those muscles, but it is very important for your bone health as we age. Walking with a friend is always fun. You get to keep up on the latest scoops and shed some of those extra winter pounds.
  • Drink lots of water. If you’re spending time outdoors, don’t wait until you’re thirsty. Take a filled water bottle with you wherever you go. Sipping throughout the day is easier than chugging your daily intake all at once. Keeping hydrated will result in healthier skin and hair… and a more beautiful you. Ice-cold water will also cool you from the inside out when you’re experiencing a hot flash. Stay away from carbonated beverages, as they can cause bloating.
  • Stay polished. Treat yourself to a pedicure.There are so many fun, happy colors to play with this season.  My new blush color is OPI – Tiramisu for Two – I promise it is not fattening!
  • Wear a big, floppy hat. After all, you should be protecting your skin from the sun, right? Pair the hat with oversized sunglasses and — voilà! — you look fabulous!
  • Let go of that negative chatter in your brain. Unfortunately, while many of us have outgrown our teeny-weeny-bikinis of yesteryear, we haven’t outgrown our negative self-image. Positive thoughts are the first step to projecting a positive image. Leave the mental baggage at home.
  • Put on your smile.If you’re having fun, no one is going to give your swimsuit-clad body a second thought.
  • Grab your sunscreen! Take good care of the skin you are in.

Don’t deprive yourself of the joys of summer.  This summer, realize your self-truth and know you are beautiful, inside and out.

Suffering in silence is OUT! Reaching out is IN!

Download my free eBook MENOPAUSE MONDAYS The Girlfriends Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Perimenopause and Menopause.

Jun 132016
 

One in three American men will get prostate cancer during their lifetime. And one in six of those men, who do get prostate cancer, will die of it. Prostate cancer is the second most deadly cancer for men in America. It’s the leading cause of cancer-related death in men over age 75. So it isn’t surprising if you are concerned to find out if you are at risk of getting prostate cancer. You see, an enlarged and or inflamed prostate – which is common in men over age 50, can be a precursor to prostate cancer

But I’m sure that you don’t only want to know if you are at risk, you really want to know what you can do to stop it from happening.

Let me explain why you will NOT reduce the level of your risk by visiting your doctor or taking any of the prescription drugs that he might prescribe for your prostate.

Discovering The Truth

You may wonder why it is that so many doctors prescribe these drugs when there is a far more effective alternative that gives no problems whatsoever. There are several answers to this and the first one is that the American medical system is big business. Continue reading »

Ben Ong

About Ben Ong

Ben Ong is a leading authority on the topic of prostate health, a 15-year veteran of the war on prostate disease and a best-selling author on the subject. Ever since he overcame his own benign Prostatic Hyperplasia early in the year 2000, Ben has been on the front end of research and development of natural integrative treatments for metabolic Prostate disease. He is one of the most sought after experts and public speakers on the issue of Prostate health.

Jun 132016
 

If you or someone you love is post-menopausal and diagnosed with stage one breast cancer, I suggest you speak the doctor about the Oncotype DX test. This test can help you and your doctor choose the best treatment for you. It can be one of the deciding factors on whether or not you need to have chemotherapy. However, always remember, that the final choice lies with you and you want to be proactive.

According to WebMD, this test doesn’t require any additional procedures as it uses tissue taken during the initial biopsy or surgery. It measures 21 different breast cancer genes in the tumor sample.
The Oncotype DX helps to determine if you need chemotherapy treatment and is recommended for people who have Stage I or II invasive cancer and ER+ (estrogen-receptor positive) cancer. The test looks for patterns that would suggest a more aggressive cancer, and that is likely to come back after treatment. The scores range from 0 – 100. The higher the score, the higher the risk.
You also may be a candidate for the Oncotype DX if you’ve recently been diagnosed with DCIS and you’re having a lumpectomy to remove the DCIS. If you have been diagnosed with DCIS, they use a different scoring which is called, a DCIS score. Your doctor will look at your Oncotype DX score, your tumor size and grade, the number of hormone receptors in your cancer, and your age before recommending a treatment plan.
Information is power, the more you know about your tumor, the more individualized the treatment can become. Continue reading »

What is the Work/Life Balance Like as an Emergency Plumber?

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Jun 102016
 

The very nature of most jobs dictate that the worker / employee spend most of their time on the job and away from family and home. Not having enough time to relax by oneself or with one’s family is perhaps a major concern for many, when it comes to a healthy work-life balance.

The counter-action to this, I discovered, was to treat everybody like family. Whether it is my co-worker, my supervisor, my client or simply the neighbor across the street. Treating everyone like family, works like a charm, reducing a lot of stress that I used to feel before.

Keep Home and Work Separate

Another thing I realized as an emergency plumber is that, it is always advisable to keep home and work separate. Letting it overlap can cause serious issues at work and home. Let work issues remain outside the home and never bring your family issues to work. These are lines that should not be crossed. My working life continuously provides me with the input I need to maintain a healthy balance between my work and the rest of my life.

The importance of providing customer satisfaction in jobs I undertake impressed upon me the need to be candid and courteous in my approach. After all, the customer’s smile of satisfaction does seem to have a tangible influence, a merging effect, with my happiness and perspective on life. These are but a few things that I have learned over years as a reputed plumber, having a direct influence on my feeling of well-being. Continue reading »

Jamie

About BDS Drainage

With decades of experience in emergency drain unblocking in London and the surroundings, we pride ourselves on the ability to offer an expert drainage service for a competitive price.

Jun 092016
 

Given below are 10 reasons why you should opt for plantation shutters over blinds, for your home:

1) Plantation Shutters are an ideal addition to your home, lending it a rustic and timeless character. Blinds or curtains, though available in a larger range, simply do not have the old world charm that shutters offer.

2) Shutters will never go out of style. A fresh coat of paint or varnish, effectively recaptures its shine and finish. Blinds if well-maintained, may last a few years at the best. Over time, it will dull out and fade.

3) Plantation Shutters look beautiful in bay windows. Blinds may look great on bay windows, but it does not come close to the colonial charm of bay window shutters.

4) Plantation Shutters are now available in wood, faux wood, mirrored wood and PVC, offering unmatched durability for years. Blinds, on the other hand will show signs of wear-and-tear and will eventually fade due to the sun rays and regular cleaning.

5) Shutters make your home stand out, on the street. Not everyone has shutters on their windows. Blinds are more common and although useful, fail to make a statement.

6) Shutters demand less maintenance as compared to blinds or curtains. They are easier to clean and stay clean. Continue reading »

adam

About Lifestyle Shutters And Blinds Ltd.

Lifestyle Shutters and Blinds Ltd design and install all aspects of internal window shutters as well as bespoke window blinds. We are based in Chelmsford and cover all the surrounding areas in Essex.