The Mediterranean Diet – All You Need to Know

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How Is Extra Virgin Olive Oil Made?

Olive oil has several benefits for health, skin care, and hair treatment. The oil is also easy to extract, because there is no chemical substances or other ingredients involved in the pressing method. You can do this at your home by either applying the traditional method or using home oil press tool.

1. Using Home Oil Press

For this extraction method, you will need 5 kg of ripe olives (it will produce 1 liter of oil), a small-sized olive oil press tool, amber-colored bottles, and funnel. To start the process, you need to make sure that all leaves and twigs are all taken away from the fruits. Now you need to put the olive fruits into the oil press tool.

As you operate the tool, oil will be collected in the bucket. If there is not bucket attached to the tool, you have to prepare it as well before you start extracting. Once the extraction is done, pour the collected oil into the bottle through a funnel. Keep the bottle in cool place away from direct sunlight.

As previously stated, 5 kg of olive fruits should only produce 1 liter of olive oil. You can add more fruits to produce more oil. This is probably the best extraction method you can do at home. It requires less labor and the extraction result is not altered by high temperature during extraction.

2. Using Traditional Method

Traditional extraction method of olive oil involves more procedures, and it is indeed more difficult. You will need to prepare millstones, considerable amount of olive fruits (40 pounds of olive will produce 1 gallon of oil), circular mat, plastic drum, siphon tube, towel, funnel, dark bottles, and cork. Before you start, make sure you take away the twigs and leaves from the olive fruits. You also need to wash the olives to remove dirt.

2.1 Use the millstones or any other mechanical pressing tool to obtain paste of olives. You do not need to take the pits from the olives before pressing.

2.2 Spread the obtained paste over the circular mat and press it. At this point, a mixture of olive oil and water will flow out of the paste. The residue of this extraction method is called pomace.

2.3 To separate the water from the oil, you need to pour the extraction result into a plastic drum and leave it for approximately 2 hours. Due to density difference, the water will separate itself from the oil naturally. After two hours, use your siphon tube to transfer the oil into another container.

Your Olive oil is basically ready to use by now. You may want to pour it once again into some bottles for easier storage. Keep it in a cool dark place and away from direct exposures to sunlight.

5 Unexpected Extra Virgin Olive Oil Benefits for Weight Loss, Healthy Heart & More

The Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Drink To Your Health

1. The major fat in 100% extra virgin olive oil (evoo) is a mono-unsaturated fat or “good fat”. Some of the health benefits claims associated with Mono-unsaturated fats are; decreasing risk of breast cancer, reducing cholesterol levels, lowering risk of heart disease and stroke, enabling weight loss, lessening arthritis pain and reducing belly fat.

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2.  Extra virgin olive oil has the highest Polyphenol or antioxidant concentration of all oils. In addition to their numerous health benefits, the polyphenols contribute to the pleasant bitterness of the oil. Anti-oxidants are known anti-cancer agents.

3. EVOO contains Oleocanthal, a substance with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This is the compound that gives olive oil its peppery bite! It is hypothesized that long term consumption of small quantities of this compound via olive oil ingestion is partly responsible for the low incidence of heart disease associated with the Mediterranean diet.

4. EVOO also contains Tocopherols, or fat soluble vitamins, such as Vitamin E which also contain antioxidants

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5. Lastly, to give Balsamic vinegar its due, it also contains antioxidants from the Trebbiano grapes, is mineral rich, low in sodium, very low in saturated fat and cholesterol free.

Read more: Why You Should Try Drinking Olive Oil

Is Vinegar Safe for the Gluten Free Diet? :Guest Post

Hi.  My name is Scott Behson, I am proud to be a regular contributor to the Health care information & Reviews Blog.

I have been gluten free since 1995, when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  Back then there was a lot of misinformation and very little over the counter food.  The food you could get mostly tasted like cardboard.  You had to sift through the information to find out what was accurate and what was just plain wrong.  One of the fallacies that still remain is the question about Vinegar.

I am amazed at the misinformation out there about the usage of vinegar on a gluten free diet.  In fact I bought a gluten free cookbook last weekend and in that cookbook the writer said that Malt Vinegar was perfectly okay for a gluten free diet.  Malt Vinegar is sooo not okay for a gluten free diet.  So today Im going to address:

Is Vinegar Safe for the Gluten Free Diet?

Vinegar is and always has been gluten free.  Vinegar made from Rice, Apples (cidar vinegar), Grapes (balsamic vinegar) and Wine are naturally gluten free.

Distilled Vinegar has been the one vinegar that has been questioned.  However, just like in liquor, the distilling process effectively removes the gluten protein, even when wheat or barley is used.

So if you are concerned about the source of the distilled vinegar in the ingredient list of your ketchup, you neednt be.

However, if you like a little Malt Vinegar on your fish and chipssorry, but malt vinegar is the one vinegar that you cannot use.  Malt vinegar is not distilled, so therefore is not gluten free.

I know how hard it is to have a family that is not on a gluten free diet.  How do you cook food that the whole family can eat?  Over the years I have come up with quite a few family favorite recipes.

Last year I finally put those recipes into a cookbook that I called Gluten Free Get-Togethers.  These are recipes that are so good your family and friends will never know that they are gluten free.  Plus there are tips to keep you gluten free at parties and buffets.

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USE THIS ONE TIP TO LOSE 20LBS THIS MONTH

Ok so the title is a little dramatic, but I want to tell you its actually true! I don’t often post personal things but on this occasion I am making an exception. The reason being is to tell you about the incredible weight loss success I have been having with Garcinia Cambogia. Check out this Garcinia Cambogia reviews video here to get the run down.

But in a nutshell, since taking this supplement I have lost 19 lbs in the past 26 days! If you ask me, that is darn impressive!

So how does it work? Garcinia Cambogia is rated one of the best weighloss supplements out there, with the likes of Dr Oz touting its weight loss benefits. But how does it work?

Studies have shown that the active ingredient in Garcinia Cambogia can inhibit a fat producing enzyme called Citrate Lyase and increase serotonin levels, the result of which leads to significant weight loss.

Let me vouch for this myself. I have always struggled with my weight, going up and down for most of my adult life. I have tried exercise regimes, I have dieted all types of crazy fad diets, I have even tried a range of supplements. But NOTHING has worked as remotely well as Garcinia Cambogia.

The fact is I would recommend you checking it out, but do your homework first. I am not selling you anything, Im just excited by this development in my life!

Before you buy Garcinia Cambogia please check out this review which investigates if its really as effective that people say.

How to Get Rid of Toenail Fungus?

I am often asked how best to get rid of nail fungus?

There is a lot of misinformation around about using natural remedies such as tea tree oil, coconut oil and even vicks vapoRub on your nails. The reality is that your nails are a beautifully designed piece of human engineering which effectively seals out any foreign matter from penetrating the nail bed. This means that all liquids, oils and topical creams will not get under the nail to get rid of nail fungus.

Instead, the most effective treatment for fungal nail is laser treatment. There are two types of laser treatments available, hot and cold. Hot laser is the older technology which effectively heats up the nail and nail bed enough to kill the fungal spores by heating them to death. The challenge with this approach is that it is very painful (it burns you) and it also usually requires multiple treatments and does not have reliable results. Usually the hot laser is pinpointed at small dot sized areas and requires multiple treatments to cover the area where the fungus live.

What is Cold Laser Nail Fungus Treatment?

Treating nail fungus with Cold laser is the newer technology and applies two lasers which cover the whole foot and treat the complete surface area of the foot to kill all fungal spores. Cold laser nail fungus treatment is pain free and can cover the whole foot in 12 minutes. For cold laser nail fungus treatment, the machine applies lights of two different wavelengths which target different cells to get most comprehensive results.

Firstly, a 305nm laser beam stimulates the body’s own immune reaction to fight the nail fungus and then the second laser beam at 405nm directly targets the fungal cell wall to kill the fungus. The approach of using two lasers in combination is the most effective and is the only method that has proven, pain free results.

The treatment applies to toenails and fingernails and has achieved a clearance rate of over 90% in clinical trials in the UK.

In Australia, one clinic is leading the way to offer cold laser nail fungus treatment in Melbourne, it is worth taking a look at the work of the Melbourne Toenail Fungus Laser Clinic at http://www.nailfunguslaserclinic.com. More information about their clinic is available on this video at Nail Fungus Laser Clinic where the clinic director explains why they chose to use cold laser over hot laser for fungal nail treatment.

About Author: Ben Ross is a podiatrist at Melbourne’s Toenail Fungus Laser Clinic, specialize in treating nail fungus! He has a singular focus and use the latest cold laser technology to heal your nails. 

3 Uncomplicated Methods to Getting on the Suitable Foot

Toenail fungus treatment method will come in lots of kinds from prescription medications to natural remedies. There are 3 basic, basic methods you can very easily do to get started correcting toenail fungus, and a selection of foot issues.

The most frequent foot ailment is nail fungus, or athletes foot also identified as tinea pedis. A fungal an infection is typically a by products of a weak immune method, or excessive acidity, or a heat, moist surroundings. Getting to the root of these complications is how you get started your have toenail fungus treatment method.

The to start with phase is to change how you take in. The entire body is created to be a lot more alkaline than acidic. It is our diet program that lowers our pH generating the entire body highly acidic. What this does is open up the doorway to ailment and an infection. None of which can endure in an alkaline point out. To get the entire body back again to an alkaline point out you need to regulate highly acidic foodstuff and get your entire body to a a lot more balanced pH.

Since toe nail fungus thrives in an acidic surroundings, acid forming foodstuff need to be eradicated. These incorporate purple meats and foodstuff high in phosphates, such as sodas, sugary foodstuff, and fried foodstuff. Consuming a good deal of h2o is also important. Moreover vitamin A is essential for the basic overall health of the skin, and lots of enzymes that are helpful in your toenail fungus treatment method are activated by vitamin C. Boosting the immune method is the best plan and may perhaps be corrected via nutritional supplements and diet program as properly.

The second phase is in how you care for your toes. Lets get started with a little bit of grooming. When trimming your toe nails use clear clippers and normally clear them in between use. This can be performed by soaking them in alcohol.

When you trim your nails lower straight across and preserve small – be very careful not to lower far too small exactly where you destruction the skin. Then best time to trim your nails is just after a shower or bath when the nails have softened a little bit.

When drying your toes use a paper towel to get them actually dry – then toss it away, or if you use a towel dry your toes past and then clean the towel. Do not re-use the towel in advance of washing it.

The purpose toenail fungus it is frequently referred to as athletes foot is simply because the fungus is alive and properly in most gyms and locker space shower spots. Walking all over in these spots barefoot leaves you extensive open up to having the fungus on your toes and under your nails.

And when you go to the fitness center do not wander all over barefoot – ever. Even, and specially, when showering. Make investments in a pair of flip flops to wear when going for walks all over in damp locations exactly where nail fungus thrives.

The third phase is located in how you store for footwear. When obtaining footwear be confident to give your toes a good deal of elbow space. This will give them a little bit of space to breathe as properly as preserve humidity at bay.

You want to preserve your toes as dry as probable. When donning socks be confident to change them generally. And you should – only wear socks once in advance of washing them. Socks need to be created from a humidity-wicking fabric like cotton or wool blends for best success.

In hotter climates and seasons wear properly ventilated footwear – preferably sandals, flip-flops or open up toe models. The a lot more you can go barefoot all over the dwelling or in the garden – go for it! Dry contemporary toes make for content toes!

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Natural Cure For Toenail Fungus

Millions of people have toenail fungus and thousands develop a fungus each and every year. Letting a toenail fungus continue to go untreated can be a very poor decision. So how does one cure a toenail fungus?

Toenail fungi can be dealt with in a variety of ways. Most people will originally start out trying to cure a toenail fungus by visiting their local pharmacy and purchasing over the counter topical creams. These creams often produce little results at a cost. My advice is to not waste money on these creams.

There are several home remedies to cure toenail fungus;-

One way is to dip your feet into Listerine mouth wash for 30 minutes per treatment. It is advised to have at least two treatments a day with this remedy but up to three is preferred. This treatment is not always guaranteed to work and can leave the user disappointed with results.

Often people think about using prescribed medications to treat their toenail fungus. I do not recommend this because these drugs contain high levels of toxins. They can actually eat away at your liver and could quite possibly kill you!

Natural supplements are a good way to treat toenail fungus. They do not have the undesired side effects created by prescription medications and often show much better results than homemade remedies. These supplements like any remedy or medication take time to work.

When you do rid yourself of toenail fungus make sure you take preventative measures so it does not reoccur. Toenail fungus is known to occur when people cut their nails too short and cause mini cuts exposing the toe to possible infection.

Pre and Post Laser Hair Removal Care

To give you the very best service, we need to make sure you know what is involved in the hair removal process. You can print out this list for your own use to make reference to later. You’ll be able to know what to expect during every step of the process. We will also go over all these guidelines with you before we begin the hair removal, ensuring you know what will happen and that you will be comfortable at all times.

Before Treatment Begins;

Before we start laser hair treatment, we ask that you shave the areas you want treated. Some areas may be hard to reach, which is why we will assist you with this manual hair removal before using the laser to destroy the hair follicles.

You will also want to clean the area you wish to be treated, ensuring that all make-up is removed as well as any creams or applications. If you wish, you can remove these applications prior to treatment in our private rooms. We will also provide complimentary antiperspirant after the removal is completed at your request.

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What to Expect with Laser Treatments for Acne

The first step to laser acne treatment is scheduling a consultation appointment at a laser acne treatment clinic. There, the doctor will evaluate your skin and acne, coming up with a treatment plan using lasers. Laser treatment can be used anywhere you are prone to acne breakouts; common treatment areas include the face, chest, and back. There are different lasers for different acne types, and the dermatologist will determine which to use on your skin.

Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, limit your sun exposure for best results with the laser. Laser treatments do not work as well on tanned skin. You’ll need to continue avoiding sun exposure until several weeks after your last treatment session. On the morning of your appointment, do not apply lotions or makeup to the area to be treated. The skin must be clean for the lasers to work.

Upon your arrival in the doctor’s office, first a cooling gel will be applied to your skin. This will prevent it from becoming burned. You may also be treated with an anesthetic gel to reduce the pain associated with the procedure. However, laser acne treatment is generally not very painful; many patients describe it as the sensation of a rubber band snapping against the skin.

 

During the treatment, both you and the doctor will wear goggles to protect your eyes from the laser. The doctor will hold a handheld laser device to your skin. The laser will send pulses of light into your skin, where it kills acne-causing bacteria and shuts down oil production. The entire session will last for less than an hour.

Once the first appointment is over, your skin will be red and a little swollen. This should begin to subside immediately, and it should be completely gone within a few days. Do not irritate the skin by scratching it or scrubbing it. Other than redness and swelling, there are very few side effects or complications with laser acne treatment. Continue to take care of your skin once the treatment is over. Use plenty of sunscreen; recently treated skin is susceptible to sun damage. In addition, your dermatologist may prescribe medications for you to take following the procedure. Be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully with regard to your healing period. You may or may not see immediate results after the first treatment session.

After your skin has healed, you’ll need to decide whether to undergo follow-up sessions. Most patients undergo between three and eight sessions, spaced a few weeks apart. The number of sessions depends on the type and severity of the acne. You can choose to use the same type of laser to target the same acne cause each time, or use several different lasers to target several causes of acne.