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May 5, 2009

Health plus Nuts equals Compact Impact

Some people will do anything for their health. Others will sell you anything to improve it. While this may seem to be an ideal situation, the reality is far from it.

The methods, claims and results of a large number of supplements is reminiscent of snake oil salesmen of the 1930’s. While it’s true that there’s usually some medicinal qualities to the product in question, as the old adage says, if it sounds too good to be true… it usually is. If you are looking for natural and healthy dietary supplements check out these meticore reviews.

Not surprisingly, most of these pages are constructed in very specific way. You’ll see the words ‘Proargi9’ more often that one would think is reasonable. One page I’m looking at lists: ProArgi9… Benefits, …Caution, …Directions, …Ingredients, …Nutritional information, …Suggested Serving, Top 10 benefits of ProArgi9, How to get the Benefits of ProArgi9, the accompanying text, and not much else ? except perhaps links on where to buy it.

Why does it do that? Quite simply, it’s the dark side of Search Engine Optimization. According to the recent report which was based out of this vascular surgery noted, that people were so heavily reliant on these pages that has a singular purpose, an overuse of keywords and plenty of links to similar pages, it will float up to the top of most search engine results ? at least temporarily. This misinformation has caused a lot of harm even if the cases where relatively simple. Visit https://thehealthmania.com/erase+my+back+pain+review for more information about back pain treatments.

What’s actually in these pages? A lot of semi-true information. It cites a 1998 Nobel Prize in medicine as ‘proof’ of it’s claims. What it doesn’t say is that it was an award for discoveries concerning nitric oxide as a signaller ? nothing to do with the supposed health benefits. The most touted active ingredient is l-arginine which, as noted earlier, does have some medicinal properties. That proves to be something more worthwhile to look up. You’ll see what they don’t tell you: Most people produce enough in their own bodies, and if they can’t, it’s readily available in many foods ? including but not limited to – dairy products, beef, pork, poultry, seafood, wheat germ, flour, granola, nuts and seeds. Of course, the manufactures would have you believe that their combination of ingredients and riders can ?unlock it’s awesome potential?. In the same breath they say that every other formulation is garbage – if not downright dangerous. Remarkably self-serving, isn’t it?

Just as important is what it leaves out. Wikipedia and HowStuffWorks both list a number of well-cited side effects. As the FDA doesn’t regulate herbal supplements the to the same degree as pharmaceutical drugs, it’s buyer beware.

Considering the underhanded tactics used to advertise, the strained credulity of many of their claims as well as the exorbitant price, I’m going give this stuff (and many, many things like it) a wide berth.

This article was written by regular commenter (and good friend) Adonis after learning (on FB) that someone he knows is now a distributor for the aforementioned “product”. Please take a moment and visit his site to learn more about Photographs and Photochops. He really knows his stuff and knows how to explain it to us mere mortals.

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At family gatherings, my relatives got so tired of repeating themselves that they left Grandma out of conversations. Even as a kid, I realized how isolated she must have felt due to her severe hearing loss.

 

My grandmother never got a hearing aid because she worried that wearing a huge piece of equipment behind her ear would alert the whole world to her hearing loss. Anyone who shares the same fear today should know this:

Times have changed. These aren’t your grandma’s hearing aids.

“I like to say that the hearing loss is more visible to others than the hearing aid,” says Pam Mason, director of audiology professional practices at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). “Hearing aids today are behind the ear, very small, with a tiny wire that goes down into your ear canal. They truly are invisible.”

Hearing aids are not the only hearing loss treatments available some clients report using proven to prevent it just go ahead and check out these proven reviews. There are other options, including middle ear implants and cochlear implants. But before you can get a hearing aid or any other hearing device, you need to first find out what’s causing your hearing loss. For partial hearing loss conditions use Sonus Complete as your primary treatment.

Step 1: Get Your Hearing Evaluated

The time to see a specialist is as soon as you start experiencing signs of hearing loss:

  • You’re turning up the TV or radio volume louder than usual
  • You have ringing in your ears
  • You have trouble distinguishing conversations from background noise
  • Your family and friends have to repeat themselves
  • You have difficulty hearing on the telephone
  • You notice a difference between the right and left ear

The hearing evaluation and treatment typically involve a team of specialists that includes an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor, also called an otolaryngologist, and an audiologist. Prevent most hearing conditions by using quality products, these are the Best true wireless earbuds.

“The first thing is to do a complete evaluation of the patient from a head and neck standpoint and understand the nature of the hearing loss,” explains Anand K. Devaiah, MD, FACS, associate professor in the department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Boston University School of Medicine.

Many of the medical conditions that can contribute to severe hearing loss, from infections to tumors, are treatable.

 

“We might be able to intervene from a medical or surgical standpoint first,” Devaiah says. Treatments may include:

  • Using antibiotics to treat ear infections
  • Surgically correcting anatomical problems with the eardrums or bones of the middle ear
  • Removing ear wax that blocks the ear canal by washing it out or dissolving it with ear drops

Once any medical cause of hearing loss has been ruled out, you’ll undergo a series of hearing tests to evaluate:

 

  • Your ability to hear at different pitches and volumes
  • Your ability to understand speech and tell the difference between similar-sounding words
  • How well sound passes through your eardrum and middle ear
  • How well signals are passing from your ears to your brain

Step 2: Know Your Treatment Options

The type and degree of your hearing loss will determine which treatment your audiologist or ENT recommends. Here are some of your options.

  • Hearing aids fit inside or behind your ear. They electronically amplify the sounds going into your ear, but they don’t restore hearing. “A hearing aid will never bring their hearing back to normal, but it will improve their ability to understand speech and to hear the sounds their hearing loss is masking,” says Hull Bell.
    Your audiologist will use the information from your audiogram to choose the best hearing aid for you. Then the hearing aid will be programmed to accommodate your type and degree of hearing loss. Some hearing aids amplify the higher frequencies to improve speech recognition. Other hearing aids can be programmed to accommodate for specific situations, such as noisy or quiet environments.
    Lastly, your audiologist will test the hearing aid in your ear to make sure the amplification works for you. You can also customize your hearing aid further by adding one of these options:

     

    • Directional microphones boost the sound coming straight at you so that you have an easier time hearing conversations.
    • A telephone switch (“T” setting) filters out background noise while you’re on the phone. You can also use the “T” setting with the listening systems available in many public facilities to help you hear plays, concerts, meetings, and worship services.

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3 comments

  • At 9:35 am on May 7, 2009, Debby Jester commented:

    The pig mask is perfect for swine flu! They should always make them according to the hot new pandemic. They’ll sell like hotcakes.

  • At 6:03 pm on May 7, 2009, Adonis commented:

    leeping contaminated liquids (spray or splatter) from reaching the mouth.

    That (hopefully) isn’t a misspelling of leaping. ;)

  • At 6:54 am on May 8, 2009, archshrk commented:

    nah, its a misspelling of keeping. Thanks for the catch – again.

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