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The Best Book on Women’s Health & Beauty

Are you like Sarah who is 38 years old dealing with skin which is unhealthy? She has quite loose skin which is sun damaged and very dry. Or maybe you are like Lucy who is 52 years old trying to solve problems caused by the menopause? Do you have a lot of questions about hormone changes and the stages you will experience and the best way to deal with it?

If so, MUST KNOW Answers, Secrets & Tips on Women’s Health & Beauty could be helpful in solving those problems, and many more.

Here are just some of the highlights of MUST KNOW Answers, Secrets & Tips on Women’s Health & Beauty:

-8 food secrets for healthy skin, if you want smooth, supple, wrinkle free beautiful skin try some of these super foods and secrets for healthy skin. You’ll find this on page 59

-a huge resource on hormones including tips on how to treat menopause symptoms, hormone replacement therapy and the alternatives, pros and cons and natural options. You’ll find this on page 3-41

-Do you know which vitamins help reduce and reverse the effects of the sun and damage to the skin? You’ll find this on page 101

Of course, MUST KNOW Answers, Secrets & Tips on Women’s Health & Beauty isn’t for everybody.

My only slight reservation about this book is the size, it is probably too big to print out and read at your leisure (nearly 300 pages) saying that, this is the most comprehensive book available on women’s health and beauty.

This book covers everything from hormones to Anti-Aging Skin Care and common women’s health problems, such as: Headaches, Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Yeast infections and many more, as well as everything you need to know about acne and the truth about the best ways to treat it.

If you want something that is clear, easy to understand and all in one place, you will not be disappointed with this e-book. It is huge…

But if you’re dealing with any of the problems mentioned above, I think MUST KNOW Answers, Secrets & Tips on Women’s Health & Beauty can probably save you a lot of time and hassles. Ann Sandretto’s research and experience, as well as a sincere desire to help, come through on every page of the book.

Stomach Fat For Improved Health & Beauty

Women more so than men concentrate a great deal of effort on their looks. As a woman it is a part of our make up to focus on our appearance and try to put forward our most impressive displays of beauty in any occasion or gathering. However there are a large majority of us who have problems in the area of looks that relate to excess weight. This issue affects women of all ages but does tend to increase as we age. Middle age is often a period in a woman’s life where the excess weight she is carrying becomes a real emotional issue as well as a physical or health one.

Not all of our efforts are spent on showing the image we want to others, but also so that we ourselves have a higher belief in our own self worth. Nobody can really know what another person is thinking or feeling about us but we tend to think too much ourselves which creates a personal paranoia about our own outer beauty. We often feel dissatisfied with ourselves and loose confidence especially if we were once slim and trim and have slowly over time put on those extra pounds. Many women don’t understand that due to the age process, unless you have amazing genes, our body stores the fat we have in different ways and our skin looses the ability to be as firm as it once was without a lot of effort.

One big problem area is the stomach where fat when accumulating there makes us look and feel, to ourselves at least, unattractive. Often the fat on our stomach will group under the skin on top of the muscles of the stomach however there are cases where it will group together under the muscles. When the accumulation of fat is on the outside of the muscles this is generally only a concern for physical appearance however for those that have the fat that accumulates under the muscles this can cause serious health problems.

Many of these health problems relating to fat under the stomach muscles start in older women around middle age or older and the damage they can do can be very serious for health concerns. When this is the case the fat needs to be managed in some way not purely for an appearance factor but for a continued health benefit and you should contact your doctor if you are concerned.

Any kind of stomach fat, regardless of where it is accumulating is a concern for woman for social occasions as well. When you want to wear the latest fashions such as low cut jeans or tight fitting jeans or skirts and have the fat accumulation on your stomach you feel despondent when trying to purchase the latest styles. Then if you are perhaps invited to social outings such as to the beach where you would normally be required to wear a swimsuit or bikini the fat around your stomach tends to create havoc for these kinds of social events. Making women self conscious, often to the point where they will not attend any such events.

The recommended ways to try to avoid these fats forming are to try to ensure that you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle including your diet, regular exercise and monitoring alcoholic or sugary liquid intake. Maintaining a healthy diet is beneficial not only relating to the fatty deposits but also in overall health, the same applies regarding exercise. Try to find ways that you can exercise as part of your daily routines to ensure that you are including some physical aspect in to every day. Of course if you are able to understand these factors when you are younger you can get your healthy lifestyle off to an early start. However many of us ignore the early years where our body is still “holding us together” only to find that as we get older the elastic starts to stretch!

Take a look at your lifestyle and the way you do things every day. What you eat, what you drink and how much exercise you get. If you are at all concerned about any fat deposits that appear to you to be under the muscles then you should be contacting your doctor for further investigation and request their assistance with balancing your life including such factors as diet and exercise. It is almost never too late to start but the earlier you start to take care of yourself the less problems you will have as you get older.

Great Health, Beauty, Nutrition

Fat free has almost become a cornerstone in many households. It is certainly something of a fixture on modern restaurant menus. And industries have catered to the fat free preoccupation by supplying foods labeled fat free and low fat, as well as herbal and medical products that block fat metabolism. But the bottom line on the beauty and health fronts, is that if you want beautiful skin with fewer wrinkles, or to speed up your metabolism, you need to eat the right kind of fats.

The benefits to your skin of eating the right fats daily are many. Beneficial fats stimulate the production of collagen, improves the blood flow in the layer below the skin that supplies nutrients for the creation of new, healthy skin cells. Poor quality blood flow here means under performing new skin cells. Fats keep the skin moist, from the inside. Fats are crucial for the absorption of the fat soluble vitamin – A, D, E, and K. And the beneficial phytonutrients like carotene, lycopene and lutein need fat to be absorbed also.

For example, eating salad with a dressing containing fats increases the absorption of these phytonutrients. A study, published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (and referenced in Gorgeous Skin by E Angyal) found that those who ate a salad with a low fat dressing had very little alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and lycopene in blood tests taken afterwards. Those who had a full fat dressing with the salad had noticeably higher levels of these carotenes and lycopene metabolites in their blood.

Fats also help produce and regulate hormones, reduce inflammation (the right fats anyway), and prevent eczema, psoriasis, and hair loss.

According to Erica Angyal, you need about 2tbsp, or 20 grams of fats per day so the skin can lubricate itself, and so enough vitamin A can be absorbed. Vitamin A prevents premature aging.

Erica Angyal recommends olive oil, flaxseed oil, walnut oil, pumpkin seed oil, coconut oil, mustard seed oil, avocado oil, soy oil, macadamia oil, and canola oil. She suggests using extra virgin, virgin, cold pressed oils where they are available, as these are always much better quality, and the way they are processed means unhealthy chemical changes to the oils are avoided. Of the oils here, the mono unsaturated oils are olive oil, avocado oil, macadamia oil, as well as the oil from cold water fish, like swordfish, mackerel and salmon. Mono unsaturated oils can reduce wrinkles. The polyunsaturated oils are flaxseed, walnut, pumpkin seed, and canola oil. For the reasons outlined below, I would not personally use these to gain the bulk of needed daily fats. Coconut oil is a saturated fat, but extremely good for you.

Coconut Oil

I love this stuff. Not only does it have a beautiful aroma when it is good quality, cold pressed coconut oil, but it has amazing health benefits that go beyond great looking skin. Aging, including aging of the brain and skin, is associated with a process called ‘peroxidation’. This simply means that free radicals remove an oxygen electron from the fats (lipids) in our cellular membranes. Ultraviolet light, from the sun, causes peroxidation in unsaturated fats, both in the laboratory and in your skin. This increases the rate at which wrinkles form.

And unsaturated fats, like regular vegetable oils, decrease the metabolic rate. Unsaturated fats suppress the response of the body’s tissues to thyroid hormone. Unsaturated fats inhibit the protein digestive enzyme that forms thyroid hormone, as well as damaging the mitochondria in cells, which relates to cellular energy production. Coconut oil counteracts these unwelcome effects of unsaturated fats.

Coconut oil it is incredibly versatile. Because it is so stable, it can be used in cooking without becoming hydrogenated. And it doesn’t change the flavor of the food, despite its strong aroma. Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids. These are not stored in the cells like other fats but go directly to the liver which converts them into energy. The shorter chain length allows them to bypass the metabolic pathway that other longer chain fats need to use. Coconut oil is the only saturated fat that is good for the body.

Find Answers to Your Health & Beauty

When a woman needs to find out about someone else, she asks a hundred questions. And when she needs to find out about herself, the number of questions touches thousand. Jokes apart, we know the number of issues you, as a woman, need to take care of. And when the concern is about menopause, or skin rejuvenation, finding answers to these, takes your top priority. Is it possible to get all your queries answered in one place? Yes it is. Just go through the websites and find the one you need.

Getting answers route 1: Websites on Women Related Issues

All you need is to type words like ‘women health issues’ in the search engine and run a search. Most of these websites try to give complete information about both health and beauty related issues. So be it information about issues like what to do during menopause or how to go about a hormone replacement therapy, you’ll get them all in these websites. The information may not be thorough, but that would be more than enough to help you choose your line of action.

Getting answers route 2: Websites by Health and Beauty Consultants

These are another class of websites, where various consultants talk and answer about queries regarding a large number of issues. Either there’s one consultant, who’s an expert in all the matters or a number of them, with various areas of expertise. The advantage of these kinds of websites is that they provide detailed and specific information about queries concerning a variety of issues like do’s and don’ts during menopause or which specialist to approach for a wrinkle treatment.

Getting answers route 3: Websites by Celebrity Specialists

Another way of getting answers to all those queries regarding your health and beauty. These specialists are either renowned in their respective fields or have immense expertise and knowledge about women related problems. There are options in these websites where you can directly chat with these celebrity experts and get answer on varied topics. On one hand they can provide useful tips on how to cope with menopause issues at the same time they can suggest about facial rejuvenation.

As it is important to get the appropriate answers to all your health and beauty related queries, it is equally important to get them all from one place without much hassle. Thankfully there are options available for that, all you have to do is a bit of intelligent research and find out the best place to get answers. Some websites would be technical, while some would be too superficial while handling different issues. It is you job to choose the one that you think suits best for you and your issues.