Pill could reset body clock to fight jet lag

 

An interesting article in The Telegraph suggests that a simple pill can help reset the body’s internal clock.

Manchester University researchers have found than an enzyme keeps the body operating on a normal 24 hour circadian rhythm.

When that enzyme is suppressed that rhythm effectively resets itself, making it easier for the body to adapt to being up at night or asleep in the daytime.

Previous studies have shown that when the body’s clock is out of synch for long periods of time it can lead to serious and even fatal health problems.

Team leader Dr David Bechtold said the findings paved the way for the invention of a pill to inhibit enzyme CK1epsilon in humans.

It sounds like any pill will take years to develop, and would likely be a prescription medication.
But, it’s nevertheless the case that unusual changes in sleep patterns from travel, work schedules, or other causes can dramatically affect our ability to sleep well.
This lack of sleep, in turn, can negatively affect our health.
The comments below the article mention melatonin as a possible way to deal with jet lag.
What’s interesting (and something we did not realize) is that melatonin is not permitted in the UK.
Fortunately, here in the US, we can buy melatonin freely.

The problem with melatonin

Melatonin is a tricky molecule. On the one hand, it’s already produced by our bodies, so it’s perfectly safe when taken by mouth.
However, melatonin was not “designed” to be absorbed after swallowing a pill.
In fact, when you swallow melatonin, a very small percentage of that dose (10% or less) is actually absorbed by the body.
The rest of it is flushed away in our urine.
That makes most melatonin pills fairly useless.

The solution? Sublingual Tablets

The secret to a successful melatonin product is to take the melatonin as a special tablet that dissolves under the tongue.
In that part of the mouth, the skin is quite thin, making it ideal for taking certain medications.
Plus, it goes right into the circulation, so the problem mentioned earlier no longer exists.

Travel Tips

So if you are planning a trip that involves crossing through multiple time zones, here are a few tips for you:
Diet - Try to focus on increasing your normal intake of both water and fiber. Both of these can help you prevent mild dehydration (and the malaise that can accompany it). It can also help prevent travelers constipation.
Exercise – If you have an exercise routine, try your best to maintain it. Even something as simple as packing a jump rope in your suitcase can help you burn off calories from poor diet during travel, and can help you get tired, so you’ll sleep better.
Travel Schedule – Try to arrange you travel so you have one day to adjust to your new time zone.

How To Wash Your Chiroflow Water Pillow

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Wondering how to wash your Chiroflow Water Pillow?

Read on and watch our latest video!

What is a Chiroflow Water Pillow?

Simply put, the Chiroflow is the most comfortable pillow available.

The Chiroflow has three components.

First, it has a super soft, hypoallergenic polyester fiber filling.

Second, it has a thermal insulator to keep the pillow cool, which is important because variations in temperature can disturb your sleep.

Thirdly, the Chiroflow has a built-in pouch that you fill with water.

So you can adjust this pillow to be as firm or as soft as you want.

Even better is that the pillow adjusts to the shape of your head and shoulders.

So the pillow adjusts to you, whether you sleep on your back or your side.

This results in the most comfortable pillow and sleep possible.

How do you wash your Chiroflow?

Like any other pillow, a Chiroflow can accumulate oils and moisture from your hair and skin.

This can discolor and stain the Chiroflow.

So how do you wash it?

There are two things to consider.

First, you need strong detergents and bleach to wash any pillow.

But, you also need to keep that water pouch in mind, as you don’t want the detergents to damage the pouch in any way.

Our Experiment

We conducted an experiment with three Chiroflow pillows. The details are explained in the video.

Basically, we washed three pillows using different detergents and different washing conditions.

The “Winning Formula” in the video includes both washing machine settings and a detergent mix.

While Washing a Chiroflow

One tip…the pillow has some weird behaviors while in the wash. So watch the video to see what you need to do during the wash cycle.

And…keep the pillow out of the dryer!

Protect Your Investment

To save the hassle, we recommend a pillow protector.

The protector adds an extra layer of protection between the pillow and your pillow case.

In fact, many of our customers get two protectors and cycle between them, making sure there’s always a clean pillow on hand.

We hope this post and video help you wash your Chiroflow and keep it clean.

 

Where to Buy Chiroflow Pillow

Our main Chiroflow page provides all the details on this great pillow, now at a lower price.

How and where to apply a pain reliever

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Where do I apply my pain reliever?

 

It seems like an obvious thing, right?

If you have muscle pain above the back of your knee, then you apply a pain reliever right on top of where it hurts.

Right?

Well, no. That’s not entirely correct.

Here’s why.

When you apply a pain reliever, like BioFreeze, the medicine penetrates the skin right where it’s applied.

However, dozens of arteries and veins directly below the skin whisk the medication away.

This is a normal defense mechanism, protecting us against anything potentially harmful from penetrating our skin.

So the best way to apply topical pain relievers is to apply them both on and “North” of the painful area.

For example, if you have a painful hamstring, and the pain is 3 inches above the back of your left knee.

You should apply the BioFreeze liberally on an area from the pain and up towards the buttocks, covering an area of 3-4 inches total.

This way, the medicine in BioFreeze penetrates the skin above the painful area, then the blood vessels carry it downstream towards the painful hamstring muscle.

The same idea applies anywhere you have pain.

Basically, apply pain relievers on the painful area AND an area covering 3-4 inches closer to your heart.

So if you want to apply some Sombra to your elbow, then apply it on your elbow and also cover the area 3-4 inches above your elbow towards your shoulder.

Here’s another tip for applying a pain reliever…

Topical prescription pain relievers and anti-inflammatories, like steroids, should be used as sparingly as possible.

In other words, you can only use the least amount possible because of potential side effects.

But with topical pain relievers like BioFreeze and Old Goat, you can apply these liberally and generously.

This means you have a greater chance of experiencing pain relief faster, with a much lower risk of any side effects.

ProOxy…Please save my skin!

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Acne treatments come and go, but there is only one ProOxy!

What’s special about ProOxy?

ProOxy is a complete acne care system that tackles all of the causes of acne.

Let’s face it…acne is a complex condition caused by bacteria, oil, diet, stress…and many other things.

The celebrities on TV will tell you that you can clear up acne with a few dabs of a cleanser.

Nonsense.

ProOxy is the only acne treatment system that works together to clear up your acne…gently, safely, and without harsh bleaches or dangerous prescription medicines.

What’s in Proxy?

First, the Daily Cleanser cleans deep within the pores, without harsh chemical, bleach, or antibiotics.

This cleanser is silky smooth, and is scientifically formulated to help unclog pores and reduce oil.

Next, the ProOxy system uses a unique Oxygen Spray to protect the skin against environmental stress.

Why is this important?

Because after cleansing, your skin is susceptible to damage from pollution, air-born bacteria, and oxidation.

The Oxygen spray stimulates the healthy cells in your skin to recover and rejuvenate your skin.

The spray also stimulates the immune cells directly beneath your skin to fight bacteria, the most common cause of acne.

Step 3 in the ProOxy system is the moisturizer.

Now this is no ordinary moisturizer.

The ProOxy moisturizer is designed to work with the cleanser to quickly replenish the skin of the vital oils and nutrients that the cleanser may have removed.

The moisturizer also balances skin pH, which is important if you want to prevent bacterial growth and acne.

 Lastly, ProOxy uses a facial mask that you use twice a week.

Many dermatologists recommend facial masks as part of the acne treatment routine.

However, most masks are loaded with oils, perfumes, and other chemicals that you should avoid when fighting acne.

This mask is designed specifically for the treatment of acne, and is loaded with nutrients and pore-cleansing natural ingredients, like tea tree oil and aloe vera.

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In the report, we discuss why many common acne treatments simply don’t work as advertised.

Then, we get into more detail about ProOxy.

Is there a pill for hemorrhoids?

 

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The Unhappy Zone (or, where you are when you have hemorrhoids)

Yes!

In fact, we’ve written about our Tush MD pill for hemorrhoids in the past.

For example, this article describes the simple, safe ingredients in Tush MD.

In this other article, we talk about your hemorrhoid treatment options if you are pregnant.

Lastly, this lengthy article talks about the different kinds of hemorrhoids, and describes why a pill is the best and only way to treat hemorrhoids. To quote,

You see, for an external hemorrhoid, we can reach the actual hemorrhoid and apply various pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medicines directly to the actual hemorrhoids.

However, for internal hemorrhoids that we cannot reach, the application of treatments to the hemorrhoids is a big problem.

So we need to keep this access issue in mind as we discuss the various treatment options for both internal and external hemorrhoids.

 So what’s so great about Tush MD?

Oral Hemorrhoid Medication - Tush MD comes as an easy-to-swallow tablet. There are only three ingredients, and they’re ones you will easily recognize (Psyllium fiber, Witch Hazel, and Bromelain).

Effective – Tush MD works against both internal and external hemorrhoids. No cream or wipe can claim that.

Over-The-Counter – You don’t need a prescription to buy Tush MD. A few mouse clicks is all it takes to have Tush MD rushed straight to you. So you don’t need to suffer the embarrassment of asking your doctor or pharmacist for a prescription to relieve your “problem.”

Constipation and Hemorrhoids – Did you know Tush MD works against both constipation and hemorrhoids? This is important because frequent constipation can cause or worsen hemorrhoids. Especially those internal hemorrhoids which are impossible to treat without a prescription.

Both Internal Hemorrhoids and External Hemorrhoids

A pill is the only way to treat both internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids.

Think about it…internal hemorrhoids are inherently unreachable with external treatments like ointments and wipes.

And who wants to deal with the mess, anyway?

So, stop feeling miserable and grab a bottle of Tush MD…today! 

 

Can high cholesterol cause dry eye syndrome?

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Can cholesterol cause dry eye syndrome? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An interesting study from South Korea suggests that women with high cholesterol are more susceptible to dry eye syndrome. A summary of the study is available here:

Those with readings of more than 200 mg/dL faced 1.77 times bigger risk of developing DES than the general population.

The researchers believe that too much cholesterol in the blood can cause the meibomian glands in the eyelids to clog.

When these glands are clogged, the eyes receive less lubrication, and dry eye syndrome ensues.

Why is this interesting?

As the name suggests, Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is caused by insufficient lubrication on the eye surface.

Any number of inflammatory conditions can cause DES, as can pollution.

But, this is the first time we’re seen a relationship between high cholesterol and DES.

If you have high cholesterol and are experiencing dry eye syndrome, we strongly recommend that you discuss this with your doctor who is overseeing your cholesterol treatment.

It’s possible that a change to your cholesterol-lowering medications is in order.