Mark asks…

how to lose weight at the age of 15 ,without dieting?

Helen answers:

Hi Uday,
The unfortunate truth is that weight loss, when not done correctly, can cause damages in body system. It can lead to side effects like pale, sagging skin, dark circles and fine lines, even loss of hair and overall vitality. Here is a simple remedy.
Weight Loss.
1.Regular exercise is an important part of effective weight loss. It helps to control your weight by using excess calories that otherwise would be stored as fat. Physical activity also helps prevent many diseases and improve your overall health.
2.Physical activity can reduce your risk for several diseases and conditions and improve your overall quality of life preserving your weight according to your height. Daily physical activity can help prevent heart disease and stroke by strengthening your heart muscle,
3.Regular exercise is beneficial in heart disease and stroke. Lowering your blood pressure, raising your HDL (“good” cholesterol), and lowering LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol), improving blood flow, and increasing your heart’s working capacity.
4.High blood pressure. Regular exercise reduces blood pressure in people with high blood pressure (hypertension).
5.Diabetes. By reducing body fat, physical activity can help to prevent and control type 2 diabetes.
6.Back pain. By increasing muscle strength and endurance and improving flexibility and posture, regular exercise can prevent back pain.
7.Osteoporosis. Regular weight-bearing exercise promotes bone formation and may prevent many forms of bone loss associated with aging
8.Regular physical activity can also improve mood and the way you feel about yourself. Exercise is likely to reduce depression and anxiety and help you to better manage stress
9.Yogas, Pranayam, jogging, walk are the best exercise to reduce weight.
10.Fiber food, vegetables, fruits are added benefit to reduce weight.
11.No smoking, Wine drinking, No non veg food, No junk food.
12.No any medicine to reduce weight strictly.
Best result will be obtained after a period of 3 to 4 months. Advisable for medical checkup if any adverse effect is traced due to wrong exercise. Thyroids glands may prevent weight reduction.
However exercise should be done under the supervision of expert tutor, particularly in yogas. Pranayam. Exercise which may not suit to the body should be avoided. Take advice of gymnasium expert for what exercise to follow.

Good wishes.

Helen asks…

masturbation problems?

I read somewhere that too much masturbation is bad. I masturbate at least 3 times a week. only once in a day. The side effects are…

1. Fatigue.
2. Feeling tired all the time
3. Lower back pain
4. Stress / Anxiety Thinning hair / Hair Loss
5. Soft / Weak Erection
6. Premature Ejaculation
7. Eye floaters or fuzzy vision
8. Groin / Testicular Pain
9. Pain or cramp in the pelvic cavity or/and tail bone.

I experience 1, 2, 4, and 7. I think my masturbation caused these problems of mine but I also think that my diabetic history and hormonal imbalance also caused this. I just wanted to know if this is true? I am a girl by the way. And I am a virgin. Also, I always itch down there and I have small cuts because of my nails and I think I have yeast infection (I am afraid to get it checked because my mom might think I am sexually active, which is not true at all). My mom said that she also experienced itchiness because of diabetes. it’s in our blood.

Helen answers:

Realy true :) Just abstain masturbation.

William asks…

Resveratrol Side Effects?

Has anyone tried Resveratrol, and if so, have you had any bad side effects?

Helen answers:

O, what does the mayo clinic think about resveratrol? Actually, I was a bit disappointed – the mayo clinic does not have an article about resveratrol that includes more details than what you can find everywhere on the web.

But here are some other interesting facts, according to a study that I read, resveratrol can also help with diabetes, obesity and other diseases. It can lower the risk of inflammation and blood clotting and therefore lower the risk of heart diseases.

There aren’t many (if any) studies of side effects in human, therefore we have to rely on consumer reports. Is that sufficient? I believe yes! Other studies proof that resveratrol is a natural compound that is not toxic even if it is consumed in large doses. Many positive effects have been reported by consumers repeatedly and according to them, resveratrol has much more health benefits than (if any) side effects.

Conclusion? Take resveratrol, but start slowly and increase your dosage when you think you got used to it.

Of course there are many people who take resveratrol. Here are the good and bad effects of resveratrol:

On a forum 29 people have reported any side effects they experienced while taking resveratrol. Consider those statements were made by real people not scientists. They can be as accurate/inaccurate as you want them to be.

Health Benefits:
improved energy/endurance: 13
improved mood: 10
decreased appetite/weight loss: 5
improved hair growth: 5 maybe’s
decreased Osteo Arthritis (OA): 3
decreased coffee: 2
decreased non-OA pains: 1
require less sleep: 1
increased sex drive: 1

Bad Effects / Problems:
increased tendinitis: 6
increased non arthritis, non tendinitis pains: 2
increased obsessive: 2
increased RA arthritis: 1
increased aggression: 1
increased jittery: 2 at beginning (supposedly only on 50%)
laxative: 2 at beginning (supposedly only on 50%)

Do you take resveratrol? Please contribute by posting your side effects below (use the comment form).

For more click the link below :-
Or just type Resveratrol Side Effects in search and you will get pretty good results in seconds.

Take care and God Bless you

Sharon asks…

side effects of hair weaving?

i want to know the side effects of weaving if any & also the approx cost,and how long it lasts

Helen answers:

HAIR WEAVES & BRAIDS: Some hairstyles, including tight braids and weaves, may increase the risk of developing an irreversible form of scarring hair loss, according to a new study in the Archives of Dermatology.
Seen predominately in African-American women, this type of hair loss, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, centers on the vertex (crown) of the scalp and spreads peripherally.
“Any style that causes too much tension and traction on the hair, such as braiding with artificial hair weaved in, can possibly lead to scarring hair loss,” says study author Angela Kyei, MD, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
In the study, 326 African-American women answered questionnaires about their hair-grooming methods, health status, and other demographic information. Dermatologists then performed a scalp examination to grade hair loss.
Nearly 60% of the women showed signs of advanced central hair loss with scarring. The women were also more likely to have type 2 diabetes and bacterial scalp infections, and sport hair styles associated with traction, including braids and weaves, the study showed.
“But hair loss is permanent, meaning that we can inject steroids or creams but it won’t bring your hair back, so it’s very important to seek help with dermatologists early on,” she says.

One example who just got a weave:
“okay , i got it done exactly a week ago . It was ripple deep curls . Now , it’s A MESS . No curls at ALL . And then i have school tomorrow , how can i fix it and make the curls come back ?”

Watch: Natural Hair Versus Relaxed Hair Debate Discussed On The Dr. Drew Life Changers Show
Google: “Why Viola Davis Ditched the Wig at the Oscars”
Watch: Good Hair – Documentary by Chris Rock 2009. Or Tyra Banks What is Good Hair. Black women spend 80% of all hair products. She’s got good advice!

Amber Rose is another example, who used to wear WEAVED styles now she’s a bald but beautiful model.

The cost? Call the salon.

Susan asks…

what are some side effects of being vegan ?

a family member has been a vegan for a few months, and I am worried as I have heard that some side effects are the person can start to feel faint and experience things such as hair and weight loss. I noticed slight weight loss, and asked the person, but they put it down to stress. I would like to know of every side effect, big or small, of being vegan, so that I can look out for it and try to help her out.
I appreciate the moral side of it. I am a vegetarian myself, and have often thought about being vegan, but due to health issues cannot. I am genuinely worried about this persons health. please give me some advice.

Helen answers:

According to the American Dietetic Association– the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals in the world– here are the side effects of vegetarian and vegan diets:

“It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.”

“The results of an evidence-based review showed that a vegetarian diet is associated with a lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease. Vegetarians also appear to have lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and lower rates of hypertension and type 2 diabetes than nonvegetarians. Furthermore, vegetarians tend to have a lower body mass index and lower overall cancer rates.”

Vegetarianism and veganism do not cause health problems. Poor diet causes health problems. If your family member is living on a diet of oreo cookies and lettuce, they’re not getting adequate nutrition. But they should be eating a varied diet of fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds or food made from these plant ingredients. It’s also important to either eat food fortified with vitamin B12 or take a small B12 supplement, because this vitamin is a product of bacteria that is washed away or destroyed in water treatment and modern agricultural methods and hygiene. It ends up in animal products because it’s absorbed in their digestive systems from the B12 produced by bacteria.

Here are some resources on vegetarian and vegan nutrition:

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