Melatrol Is An Efficient Cure For Insomnia

By Mark Ling

Various people all over the world suffer from this illness which can have dire effects on one's health as the person is not able to receive sufficient sleep. The reaction is very appalling when one does not receive sufficient sleep and keeps wide awake in the bed while the rest of the house is fast asleep. Looking at the clock to watch the time steadily passing away toward morning yet you could not sleep for a minute because of this terrible illness is very worrying.

The entire world would be so pleasant if you could get a few hours of enjoyable sleep without any disturbances. The biggest obstacle is that the more you wonder about the sleep, more doubts will evolve in your mind which will directly have a negative effect on the body.

Unhappily, that particular exclusive sleep is only pertinent to those people who regularly involve themselves in meditation or yoga. That particular type of people doesn't involve many of those in this mechanical world. Most of us are so engrossed and engulfed in tedious day to day vigorous activities that we are not able to create that kind of luxurious space that permits us to have restful and pleasant sleep.

The best method to cure Insomnia or incapability to sleep is to use the productive and efficient Melatrol which is produced naturally and has melatonin. Melatrol is that kind of a medicine which allows a person to acquire pleasant sleep even after a hectic day's activity. Melatonin which is the vital ingredient in this medicine, acts as a normal sleep inducer. As soon as the patient consumes this gentle all natural substance, insomnia vanishes rapidly without causing any side affects.

Melatrol is one of the finest natural remedies for curing insomnia that nature has given to us. Each individual has a right to check its own health, if you are suffering from insomnia, it might be worth your money and time spend by trying Melatrol and gauging its overall productivity and efficiency. The product should not be consumed with other medications particularly sedatives and antihistamines. One should not take alcohol with this medicine. The medicine involves Valerian which is a shrub used for treating Insomnia. If anyone is encountering hindrance in sleeping, then he definitely has to take a medicine that involves Valerian which has proved its usefulness. - 30690

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Chiropractors Not Only For Paid Participants!

By Randy Goodson

Chiropractors have become very famous among sports players. After the athletes let the proverbial cat out of the bag, their most preferred chiropractors were backed up with people wanting their helpful services. The athletic world would never be the same and the world of athletics has relied on chiropractic services as a primary source of secret pain relief for a few decades now.

The use of this type of care has been examined thoroughly across National Football League teams in the US. When asked about chiropractic care use and referral most answered that they had been treated personally by a chiropractor.

A big percentage of NFL teams use chiropractors in an official role, as part of their personnel, but almost all trainers had referred a patient to a chiropractor outside their payroll for evaluation or treatment. Additionally, the athletic trainers in the NFL also profess that many players continue to seek and use chiropractors without any referral from medical staff.

Many of the trainers also agreed that players with suspected spinal subluxations (the technical term for spinal misalignments) must be referred to a chiropractor; but even more trainers agreed that there is a place for a chiropractor in the NFL. What is more significant is that athletes understand the difference between the team doc and the team chiropractor.

Chiropractic care is not a privilege of football athletes; many other athletes engaged in many different sports count on chiropractic care. John Stockton for one. While admitting his lack of knowledge regarding chiropractic, he also noted that the continued treatment offered by his chiropractor has helped keep him healthy. He knew it dealt with balancing muscles and general health. He claimed that in tandem with is family, he has benefited so much from chiropractic treatment that it is the single most contributing factor in the length and success of his career.

The consultative value and direction a professional chiropractor can and does provide, it is easy to see how people ranging from professional athletes to the leisure athletes all the way to grandparents that are not active can benefit by utilizing a chiropractor. - 30690

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Athletes And The Infrared Sauna

By Benjamin Andrews

It is no secret to athletes that infrared saunas have for years offered many desirable benefits. When used regularly, saunas are known to improve athlete endurance and tolerance levels for anaerobic exercises, as well as lead to greater physical performance in general.

The heat emitted from an infrared ray sauna penetrates deep into the body and causes the heart rate to increase, which is a great way to work out your cardiovascular system without putting stress on a sore or injured body. According to the American Medical Association, "many of us who run do so to place a demand on our cardiovascular system, not to build big leg muscles. Regular use of indoor saunas may impact a similar stress on the cardiovascular system, and its regular use may be as effective, as a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning of calories, as regular exercise."

For athletes and those on fitness regimens, a sauna can be a supplemental method of burning calories (around 500 calories per sauna session! -Journal of American Medical Association report), a way of getting rid of fat cells and a means of boosting the metabolism. Saunas should not be used as a replacement for a traditional cardio workout, but make a great follow up to a workout as well as a way to stay fit while injuries prevent athletic mobility.

The actual amount of calories burned off in the sauna can be measured by measuring transpiration. Every gram of transpiration uses 0.586 Cal -Guyton's Textbook of Medical Physiology. The average person will sweat off half a liter during a session in an infrared sauna. That is equivalent to 1,000 grams, or over 500 calories.

The relaxing effect that deep penetrating infrared heat has on tired, sore or damaged athlete muscles is manifold. The blood vessel dilation and increased circulation brought on by the heat will help tired muscles repair and strengthen themselves more efficiently. Also, the loosening of the muscles, reduction in lactic acids and decreased swelling that are induced by the heat will ease the pain of tight or worn muscles.

FIR sauna's provide the ideal way for an athlete to have a thorough warm-up to increase flexibility and prevent unnecessary injury. When tissues are warmed to 112 degrees Fahrenheit and then stretched, they retain roughly 0.5-0.9% of their length indefinitely. Thus 20 stretching sessions can result in a 10-18% increase in the length of tissues that are stretched in conjunction with infrared heat. (Justus Lehmann M.D., Williams and Wilkins, Therapeutic Heat and Cold.)

blooThe heat from the infrared rays is able to go deep into the joints of an ailing athlete. As the heat relaxes the muscles around the joint less strain and pressure is placed on the region. This helps overcome the issue of low d circulation that exists in the body's joints and in-turn improves their ability to repair and heal.

Athletes with serious injuries such as sprains should follow the normal process of cold/compression after immediate injury. After the normal treatments have been administered the deep penetrating infrared heat will speed and ease the pain of recovery.

The popularity of the infrared ray saunas continues to grow as more athletes benefit from the many benefits of regular use. No matter your lifestyle, being able to wind down in an infrared sauna after a neighborhood ball game or a professional event is something to happy about.

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Portable Infrared Sauna: Filling The Nation's Lockerrooms

By Benjamin Andrews

Recently the trend of athletes using portable infrared saunas has taken root all across the nation. Their portability and ease of use have made them ideal for warm ups, after workout conditioning, and as a fast injury recovery method of therapy.

An infrared sauna is perfect as a "heat therapy room" for athletes looking for a pre-workout activity to warm up muscles and increase flexibility. A quick session in a portable infrared sauna before a competition will give an edge to the physical abilities of an athlete while also helping to prevent injury.

Tissues heated to 112 degrees Fahrenheit (45 Celsius) and then stretched exhibit a non-elastic residual elongation of about 0.5-.9% that persists after the stretch is removed. Thus 20 stretching sessions can produce a 10-18% increase in the length of tissues that are stretched in conjunction with infrared heat. (Justus F Lehmann M.D., Williams and Wilkins, Therapeutic Heat and Cold, 4th edition.)

Countless are the many benefits that come specifically from the warming effects of the deeply penetrating infrared rays on sore, damaged or tired muscles. The heat will dilate blood vessels and increase blood circulation which will assist muscles to repair and strengthen themselves. Also, the pain of worn or tight muscles will be lessened by the loosening of muscles and reduction of lactic acids that result from infrared sauna use.

Athletes with serious injuries such as sprains should follow the normal process of cold/compression after immediate injury. After the normal treatments have been administered the deep penetrating infrared heat will speed and ease the pain of recovery.

An athletes joints are notorious for recovering from illness slowly. Heat from infrared saunas is alble to work deep down into the joint area and loosen the muscles to allow greater blood flow. Poor circulation is then eliminated which helps to speed the joints recovery.

As a result of injuries or a lack of time, many athletes struggle to stick to their workout schedules. Infrared saunas are a very effective tool to stay fit. The accelerated heart rate brought on by the infrared heat offers an fast, low impact cardiovascular workout for those time when you can't get one the traditional way. According to the American Medical Association (AMA): "Many of us who run do so to place a demand on our cardiovascular system.... Regular use of indoor saunas may impact a similar stress on the cardiovascular system, and its regular use may be as effective, as a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning of calories, as regular exercise."

A detailed report in JAMA explains that infrared saunas burn around 500 calories per sauna session on average, making an infrared sauna a great method to born calories, get rid of fat cells and stimulate the metabolism. Although extremely effective, infrared saunas should not be considered a 100% replacement for standard cardiovascular workouts. They are extremely useful as a warm-up, post work out therapy and method to stay fit while your body heals from injury.

The improved physical performance, post-workout conditioning and enhanced injury recovery that athletes are getting from regular infrared sauna use explains why they are popular among athletes. Locker rooms everywhere will likely only see an increase in portable infrared ray sauna usage. - 30690

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Infrared Sauna. The Tale of A Rising Star.

By Benjamin Andrews

If you haven't been paying attention recently then you may have missed all the fuss about Infrared Ray (FIR) Saunas. These Infrared saunas are turning heads all over the world. People are passing up traditional steam and are using infrared saunas. Why?

FIR saunas emit far infrared rays, which are part of the sun's natural spectrum, just beyond visible red. They warm the body directly instead of heating the air in the enclosure like traditional steam saunas. Steam saunas require temperatures ranging from 175-200F (80-95C) to promote perspiration and some people have difficulty breathing this hot humid air. The lower heat range of 160-175F (70-80C) for the FIR-Real sauna produces similar results.

Greater muscle relaxation is realized from the deep penetrating heat of infrared saunas. The heat from FIR saunas also improves our ability to remove toxins because of its deep penetrating (2-3 in. or 5-8 cm) heat.

Steam saunas do not offer the benefits of dry heat like infrared saunas do. Dry heat does not allow for mold, mildew or bacteria to thrive in the sauna environment. Sweating in an infrared sauna is the sanitary way to go.

The sweat that we generate during a steam sauna contains mostly water, roughly98 %. At the same time, the sweat from infrared saunas in only around 80% water, which means a lot more unwanted toxins are leaving our bodies. Materials often found in the FIR sauna sweat are sodium, ammonia, heavy metals, uric acid etc.

Since infrared heaters operate at a much lower temperature and still remain effective, they require much less energy to operate. Infrared technology is about 4-5 times more efficient than traditional methods of heating. Consuming less than 5 cents per kilowatt hour (varies by area), the infrared heater is easy on the wallet.

FIR saunas can be portable. Their portability makes them hugely popular. Having the option to pack up your sauna and take it with you is definitely a convenience that sets infrared saunas apart from steam.

The many amazing health benefits and ease of use make far infrared ray saunas and easy sell. They seem poised to overtake the popularity of traditional steam saunas. - 30690

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Throw Away The Gel Pads And Relieve Your Foot Pain Once And For All

By Dr. Jeffrey Davies

Constant foot pain is like a tooth ache in your foot. It is a nagging and aching pain. You may have tried ever over-the-counter foot cushion or arch support but still no relief. I have actually had patients bring in a bag full of pads and arch supports they have bought but still no relief. They come to me as a last resort.

How the foot works is actually extremely fascinating and I have spent years studying the biomechanics of the foot. However if you are reading this you probably just want the pain gone so I will get right to it and spare you the discussion on foot biomechanics.

A lot of people with foot pain run to the store and purchase the thickest cushion they can find. If the pain is in the ball of the foot they buy a gel pad to put under the ball. If the pain is in the heel they buy a heel cushion. These cushions may relieve some of the pain for a while but they do not solve the problem.

In order to solve the problem you have to correct the biomechanical problem. In the case of pain in the ball of the foot (metatarsalgia) the ball of the foot is taking most of your weight as you walk. You need to redistribute the weight. That cannot be accomplished with a cushion. Often a tear-dropped shaped pad, called a metatarsal pad, is placed just behind the ball of the foot. This will distribute the load to the center of the foot and off-load the ball of the foot. This is discussed in more detail on my website.

Heel pain that is really bad with the first steps in the morning or when you first get up after sitting a while is due to plantar fasciitis. Plantar refers to the bottom of the foot and the plantar fasca is a ligament than connects the heel to the long bones of the foot. The term "itis" means inflammation. Therefore plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fasca. More specifically the inflammation occurs where the ligament attaches to the heel. When you lie in bed or sit in a chair the tissues where the fasca connects to the heel begin to repair. Then when you get up and start walking again you tear out the repaired tissue. After initial damage is done it doesn't hurt as much so the pain is much less after walking around for a while. To solve this problem you need to reduce the excessive pulling of the fasca where it attaches to the heel. This is achievedwith an arch support. A heel cushion make lead to more motion and make things worse.

Why don't the over-the-counterarch supports provide any support? They are flexible. If you put any weight at all on them they go right flat to the floor. The reason the over-the-counter are made flexible is because if the arch support that is firm enough to support your weight does not exactly match the contour of you foot it may be painful. That is why only the custom made arch supports are much more effective at solving the problem that caused the foot pain in the first place.

Custom arch supports are made from a mold of the foot that is held in what is called neutral position. The neutral foot position is the position where all the bones of the foot, ankle, and knee are aligned to provide the optimal biomechanical function. Thus treating your foot pain with a correctly designed custom arch support may not only relieve your foot pain but may also improve your knee and low back pain. - 30690

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Cordyceps Extract - A Traditional Sexual Potentiator

By Dr. Markho Rafael

Ironically, since the introduction of Viagra, the search for a natural alternative for erectile dysfunction has increased significantly. And as it turns out, the Chinese may already have had the answer two millennia ago.

Naturally occurring only at high altitudes in Tibet and China, Cordyceps sinensis has none-the-less been collected as a medicinal mushroom since time immemorial. With our modern-day globalization of trade and information, this minute fungus from remote mountain areas of China is now miraculously becoming popular also in the West.

Since around the dawn of our age, Chinese physicians have prescribed Cordyceps as an aphrodisiac and general vitalizing tonic. The first reference to Cordyceps as a medicinal fungus occurred around 200 A.D. in a book titled, The Classic Herbal of the Divine Plowman.

There is a reason why the common English name for Cordyceps is Caterpillar fungus. In nature, it grows as a parasite on silk-worm caterpillars, eventually killing them, and finally sprouting out of their dead bodies. Not very appetizing, is it? However, Cordyceps sinensis can now be grown on a rice medium and harvested free from any caterpillar carcasses, heavy metals, or contaminating bacteria and funguses. Cordyceps grown under these controlled conditions has been shown to contain the same therapeutic compounds as its wild counter-parts.

A study out of China, which was released over a decade before the introduction of Viagra, reported a 64% improvement in erectile dysfunction from a daily consumption of 1,000 mg of Cordyceps sinensis. [1]

So what's the mechanism behind Cordyceps' apparent effect as an aphrodisiac and sexual potentiator? The following three factors may help explain:

- Three modern scientific studies have concluded that Cordyceps helps improve physical stamina, vitality and endurance. [2,3,4] At the Chinese National Games of 1993, nine world records were set by female athletes. When questioned about the secret behind their success, they said it was due to their use of Cordyceps. [5,6]

- Two published research papers indicate that Cordyceps helps increase blood flow by diluting blood vessels [7,8], which would be of significant relevance in sexual dysfunction.

- Thirdly and perhaps most important of all is that two studies have shown Cordyceps sinensis to "significantly increase" the production of testosterone in males. [9,10]

Note: This article is for scientific and informational purposes only. It is very important to always consult with a licensed medical doctor before using an herb to treat any medical condition. - 30690

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