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Your Pets Deserve Clean Water Too

The world might be comprised of seventy percent of water but this percentage is not all clean water. Even in the United States, contaminants are prevalent on their tap water that results to approximately 1,200 deaths each year from consuming contaminated water. Aside from the death toll, the number of sick people from water-related illnesses ranges from 400,000 to 7 million.


These numbers do not even include records of deaths from among animals especially dogs who have suffered and died through water-related health issues.

Water is one of the most essential nutrients that dogs need next to oxygen. A dog’s total weight is even consisting of 60 percent of water. His brain, blood, muscles and the rest of his entire body functions well with the aid of water. And dogs do not need water alone but clean and safe water. Although dog’s body weight is twice lesser compared to humans, this can mean that they have higher metabolic rate which means that their bodies can process everything they consume including toxins quickly.

This makes them vulnerable to contaminants. While human body takes about some time to react to toxins, dogs health are easily affected. The number of deaths and illnesses among dogs who have contacted with contaminated water is certainly of much higher value compared to that of humans.

One way of good prevention to ensure that your dog is protected from contaminated water is to make sure that they have clean water bowl. Avoid ceramic bowls that may contain high levels of lead and opt to use bowls that are made from glass, stainless steel, or ceramic bowls that are American-made. Water bowls made of aluminum and plastic are not recommended because they may percolate causing contaminants to contact with the water. Chemicals that are known to be contaminants like cleaning sprays, pesticides should not be placed near the water bowls.


Also, disease-carrying animals and insects like rodents and cockroaches should not be allowed to come near your dog or the dog’s water bowl. These animals are known to carry lethal bacteria that can cause serious health issues. Moreover, see to it that all of your dog’s stuffs including the water bowl are always clean and protected.


Herbal Vaporizers as an Alternative to Smoking

Although marijuana is considered to be a relatively safer drug, the act of burning and smoking the weed is not to be considered healthy and safe. Combustion is not ideal for the lungs. Take for the case of marijuana where the substance THC is immediately absorbed and the remaining time of inhaling the rest of the burned weed is now considered harmful to the body. The adverse effect of smoking has now made news and has brought the attention of medical experts. That is the reason why vaporizers have entered the market of marijuana.


The initial introduction of vaporizers was meant for medical purposes. However, now that people are starting to care for their health more than ever, vaporizers are made as an alternative to the recreational use of smoking marijuana as a habit. Vaporizing is a healthier and safer option because it is a clean process that does not involve burning which triggers the release of toxins that may cause harm to our body.

Vaporizing is simply inhaling the vapor and obtaining the benefits of the herb marijuana without the dangers. Another good thing about vaporizing is the absence of the unpleasant smoke within the surroundings and in the smokers’ hair and clothes. In addition, there is no second hand smoke in vaporizing, thus making everyone else around you safe and protected.

Vaporizing does not develop addiction to users. You can surely enjoy any kind of herbal vaporizers without the fear of developing dependency on it. There are various kinds of herbal vaporizers that offer relaxing effects and other therapeutic feelings and you have the freedom of enjoying all of it without dreading for the aftermath effects. And even though you have a prolonged exposure or long-term use of the vaporizers, it will not harm your body as smoking does.

Eric Scheman holds an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Eric Scheman holds an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Herbal vaporizers are healthier and safer option to enjoying the weed. It is highly recommended as an alternative method to smoking. You only need to choose on the best vaporizer that is available in the market for a total satisfaction of the herbs.


Pumpkin For Your Couch Potato!

If your dog is more of a couch potato than a first class sprinter, pumpkin might be a way to help her trim some of the excess weight she is carrying. Not just for Thanksgiving any more, pumpkin can actually be used as a meal replacement for portly pups. In a recent article for the McClatchy-Tribune, leading pet expert Marc Morrone helped one reader with her over-eating 9-year-old pit bull mix who was roughly 20lbs overweight. That much weight can cause some serious problems for a dogs’ health and their frame. Here’s some tips that Marc suggests for helping your dog lose weight with pumpkin:


  • Always check with your vet to find out the overall health of your dog before you change anything about their diet. Being overweight for a canine or feline can cause some of the same problems we humans face, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Your vet will be able to check for these issues and let you know if you can make changes to your pet’s diet to help her get back on track with her weight.
  • When you get the ‘all clear’ from your vet, you can try your pet on new food for weight loss. Marc says in his article that you can try weight-control food if your dog is willing to eat it but adds that it may not work because “most processed weight-control formula dog foods are really not palatable enough to attract the attention of dogs”. I would start with a small amount in case it is rejected.
  • If weight-control food doesn’t work, you can begin to cut back on the volume of food that you are feeding during the day. To avoid aggression from a sudden drop in food intake, Marc suggests using canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix, and “replace the missing amount with the canned pumpkin. She will lose weight and not feel deprived at all.”
  • If your dog is acceptable to weight-control food, pumpkin can be given for a healthy snack to help with the transition to a less caloric diet. Marc explains that “For some odd reason, carnivores love the taste and texture of pumpkin.” It is high in fiber which helps to satiate the dog’s hunger and it is high in Vitamin A and a good source of Vitamin C. It is also a fat-free food, so dogs sensitive to fatty foods can tolerate it.


We began feeding our dogs pumpkin several years ago for digestive issues, mainly diarrhea and constipation, conditions with which this amazing gourd can help. Our vet also suggested it for male dogs who experience frequent anal gland problems to use as a stool softener. Now, we bake cooked, pureed pumpkin right into some of our All-Natural dog treats.

Do you have some tips to help dogs get back to their fighting weight? Let us know! We are always looking for new ideas!

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Anti Aging Secrets – Creams And Other Products

Aging has been a fact of life since the beginning of time, and the effects of aging on the skin have been a problem for both men and women the world over. Yet natural remedies have been used since the earliest days of ancient civilizations as a means of promoting healthy and young looking skin. At AgapeAntiAging.Com we aim to provide you all the information you need regarding the effects aging has on your skin and how you can prevent them. We provide comprehensive reviews, as well as ratings from our visitors, for all the best anti aging products on the market. We also update our site regularly with articles and other content whose links you can find in the sidebar to the right.

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LifeCell, from a Florida-based South Beach Skin Care, is a wrinkle and anti aging cream billed as a safe and effective alternative to Botox and collagen injections. The product is endorsed by plastic surgeons as well as celebrities like Paula Abdul and Paris Hilton. LifeCell is an all-in-one product to revitalize the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and crow’s feet, improve the overall health of sun damaged skin, and more.

LifeCell’s key ingredient is a super antioxidant known as ubiquinone. The effectiveness of ubiquinone in helping to mitigate the effects of aging on the skin has been the subject of reports by the New York Times, Time magazine, NBC News, and Fitness magazine. The company website claims users can begin to see results within 17 seconds of applying the cream. They encourage users to take a photograph before application, and then another shortly after application, so they can be compared side-by-side. They guarantee you will see results.


Kollagen Intensiv

Kollagen Intensiv is a relatively new anti aging product on the market based on the proven success of collagen as a healthy skin treatment. Collagen is known to help the skin retain its elasticity and firmness even as the aging process continues unabated. Kollagen Intensiv is made from 20 all-natural ingredients including a patented peptide known as SYN®-COLL. This substance has been clinically proven in scientific studies to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines by more than 350% as compared to placebos.

Kollagen Intensiv comes with a 90-day, no questions asked, and money back guarantee. The makers of Kollagen Intensiv are so confident in their product; their website boldly states that if you are not happy, they do not want your money.

DNA EGF Renewal


DNA EGF Renewal is the brainchild of renowned California researcher and board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Ronald L. Moy. Dr. Moy has based his research on what is known as the Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF). EGF compounds aid in achieving healthy skin by promoting the body’s natural repair mechanisms so that damaged and aging skin is repaired quickly and effectively. The EGF compound used in DNA EGFRenewal comes from Icelandic barley whose properties were discovered by researchers in a well-respected biotechnology lab in Iceland.

DNA EGF Renewal is a six-product regimen which promotes healthy skin at both the cellular and DNA levels. While Dr. Moy’s EGF compound works at the cellular level, the product also contains enzymes known to stimulate DNA repair in the human body. The combination of both does wonders in repairing and rejuvenating skin.



Stress can Cause Weight Gain

Stress is very clearly linked to weight gain and if you’re suffering with stress it’s likely that the weight you’re gaining because of the complex problems associated with stress is just adding to your anxiety.

Why are Stress and Weight Gain Linked

There are two areas in which stress and weight gain are linked: emotional eating and the body’s physical reaction to stress.

Emotional eating is a common reaction to stress and if you’re experiencing stress to a regular and significant degree then it’s very likely that you’ll be gaining weight. Pretty simple.

The body’s physical reaction to stress is a little more complicated. When you are stressed your blood glucose drops, cortisol is called out to boost your blood sugar levels which is why you crave high fat, high sugar foods. It also helps the body to store fat around the abdomen.


What can I do About Stress and Weight Gain?

There are two main ways of combating stress and weight gain and they are pretty obvious: deal with your stress and eat to lose weight. This is easier said than done and if it was that easy you wouldn’t have a problem. However, there is a four step plan that can help you beat this problem:

Step one: discover what your stresses are
Step two: learn strategies and skills to be able to reduce or dissipate your stress
Step three: implement these strategies and skills
Step four: eat for optimum nutrition

If you are suffering from stress and weight gain then our expertise will help you to: learn about your stress, learn to control and reduce your stress, eat for optimum nutrition, teach you strategies to stop emotional eating.

My Story of Stress and Weight Gain

The reason I work in this field is that I discovered the link between stress and weight gain and emotional eating, and how to kick it into touch!

I was in a pretty dire situation a few years ago, deeply unhappy and obese from all of the comfort eating I was doing. To say that I was stressed was an understatement and measuring on a scale of 1 to 10 I would have guaged my stress levels to be at a 10 at that point in my life. At no point during my days did I feel able to relax and unwind. I’d wake up every morning feeling tired, down, and barely able to drag myself through the day. I had palpitations, found it difficult to breath, felt continually tense, was irritable and my hair had begun to fall out. I know it’s corny but I felt so desperate for inner peace that I was like a man in the desert desperate for water.

How did I escape from this situation? Well, I came to realise that nothing was going to change my situation and I was the only person who could do anything about how I felt. I realised that in large part it was my thinking and how I was dealing with the difficult situation I found myself in that was a major part of why I felt so bad. It was that moment of realisation that began my healing journey and what I learnt truly changed my life.


I learnt how to manage and reduce my stress, and find an inner peace even though I was still facing the same difficult situation. What amazed me too was that I began to lose weight and I realised that there was a serious connection between my feelings and how I ate, my stress and weight gain.

At that point I knew that I had found something really special, some knowledge that could change women’s lives and that helping women break free from emotional turmoil and food problems was what I wanted to do.

Learning to manage your stress can be the best way to lose weight!

P. S. We are here to empower you to take control of your stress response and eating habits so that you can step off the stress and weight gain rollercoaster and remember, you have nothing to lose with our 100% guarantee!