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Sep 20, 2011
When you use basal body temperature (BBT) method, you need to track the BBT every day at the same time every morning during your menstrual cycle. At the beginning of the menstrual cycle the basal body temperature is usually low, and then it can be a small drop of temperature followed by sharp rise by 0.4-1.0 degrees. This rise indicates that ovulation has occurred. After that the temperature will stay high for the rest of the cycle and drop before your periods.
You have the highest chances of conceiving 2 to 3 days before ovulation and on a day of ovulation.

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Sep 15, 2011
It is known that blood pressure readings can be different throughout the day. Usually it is recommended to check your blood pressure twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening for about three times. But keep in mind that blood pressure tends to be the highest in the morning, right after waking up. That's why it is a better idea to check it an hour or so after waking up, but before exercising.
Also food, smoking, exercising, medicines can also affect your blood pressure, so it is better to avoid them half an hour before taking your blood pressure.

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Sep 14, 2011
Measuring your heart rate is one of the best ways to determine the intensity of your workout. Your heart plays an important role, pumping blood for better muscle work. If you want to exercise more effectively, you need to check your heart rate to know, if you are working out effectively, but not too hard.
Nowadays, there are numerous heart rate monitors that track you heart rate continuously and tell you, if you exercise within the appropriate heart rate range zone.

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Sep 09, 2011
Tongue cleaning is recommended as a part of oral hygiene to remove the build-up of bacteria on your tongue that may cause bad breath. Nowadays there is a great range of products that are meant for tongue cleaning. You can use soft bristle toothbrush, a special tongue scraper or a tea spoon for this purpose.

To perform tongue cleaning you need to press the cleaning tool against your tongue and scrape it (not too hard) from the base of the tongue to the tip and rinse your mouth and your tongue cleaner after that.

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Sep 09, 2011
Many women reluctant to increase their breast size surgically and turn to herbal supplements that claim to enhance breast size. Most of the natural breast enlargement pills contain phytoestrogens that similar estrogen, increasing fluid retention and making your breasts a slightly fuller.

Specialists discourage the use of such supplements mainly because they were poorly studied and there is no evidence that they are safe enough.

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Sep 02, 2011
Studies show that if you have sinus problems, such as congestion, it is best to use Neti Pot on a daily basis, once or twice a day, but no longer than for one or three weeks. Ask your doctor for advice, if you want to use Neti Pot more frequently.
However, using Neti pot regularly when you don’t have sinus infection may not be so good after all. So avoid prolonged use and use it only when necessary.

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Aug 25, 2011
Calcium has a number of health benefits and is important for bone health/ but in order to obtain all the benefits from calcium, you need to ensure that it is absorbed the right way. Certain foods, rich in oxalates, such as chocolate, tea, spinach and others, as well as foods, containing phytates, such as seeds and whole-grain products, may inhibit calcium absorption.
Supplements containing calcium carbonate form are better absorbed with food, while those with calcium citrate can be taken with or without food.
Note that calcium can interact with other medications and this may also affect its absorption.

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Aug 25, 2011
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and WHO, the IUD can be used for women, who haven't given birth. In the past, many specialists discouraged the use of IUD in women, who have never been pregnant before, because it was falsely linked to health problems, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility and others. Recent researchers indicate that IUD does not lead to such complications.
However, many doctors do not recommend using IUD for women, who haven't given birth, because it is more likely to lead to painful sensations during insertion , more cramping and expulsion of IUD.

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Aug 12, 2011
If you are a parent of toddler, taking temperature can become a tricky task. While mercury thermometers may be quite accurate, they are not always safe to use for toddler, especially for those under 3 year olds.
The digital thermometers do not take so much time to get the results, but you should rely on the batteries to get the accurate results. Modern versions such as pacifier thermometer or forehead thermometer may also become a quick and easy option to take your toddler's temperature. The ear thermometer requires only several seconds to get the result and is a reliable method but may be costly.

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Aug 10, 2011
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the most effective natural oil that repels mosquitoes is oil of lemon eucalyptus that works as effective as DEET in mosquito repellents. However, this ingredient should be used with care as it can become toxic in large amounts.
There is also a number of other essential oils that repel mosquitoes, such as  citronella oil, cinnamon oil, rosemary oil, lemongrass oil, clove oil, geranium oil, lavender oil and others.

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Aug 04, 2011
Many women experience such problems as urinary incontinence or uterine prolapse after childbirth. One of the most effective ways to increase your pelvic muscles strength is to perform Kegel exercises regularly.
Vaginal weights are often used to strengthen your pelvic area. They are inserted into vagina and you squeeze your pelvic muscles around them. It is recommended to do exercises with vaginal weights for about 10-15 minutes once or twice a day. If you perform these exercises on a daily basis you can expect to get the desired results from 3 to 6 weeks, but it is also important to continue doing pelvic exercises daily.

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Aug 03, 2011
Unpleasant body odor can cause a lot of problems for a person, suffering from excessive sweating. There can be several cause of bad body odor, from the insufficient hygiene to medical conditions and diet imbalance.
Strange body odors, like the maple syrop body odor may indicate metabolic disorder? While sweet chemical smell may be a sign of diabetic ketoacidosis. A musty, mousy odor may originate from the condition called phenylketonuria.
Your diet may also become a source of unpleasant body odor. Excessive intake of such products as red meat, processed foods, garlic, curry, onions, liver, fish and alcohol may contribute to changes in your body odor.

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Sep 05, 2010
The gender diet to conceive a girl will help to increase your chances of conceiving the baby girl of your dreams. All research suggests, that selecting baby gender specifically can be explained scientifically and logically. For over 40 years, thousands of couples have used proven methods to choose the gender of their baby naturally, safely and without the use of drugs with up to 94% success. While it is natural to be skeptical, nothing continues or persists if it fails and certainly not for decades as baby gender selection program has done.

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Sep 05, 2010
Gender diet to conceive a boy has been successfully followed for over 4 decades by couples wishing to family balance using baby gender selection. It gives me great pleasure to share with you the gender diet adjustments necessary to conceive a baby boy. However please be aware that the gender diet is only one part of a number of things that need to be considered to give yourself every opportunity of successfully conceive that baby boy of your dreams.

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Jan 22, 2009
The new study revealed that stress in childhood plays a major role in development of asthma. Scientists at the University of Otago School of Medicine and Health Sciences used the data of more than 18,000 men and women from around the world as a part of World Mental Health surveys.
It is known that severe stress can aggravate asthma condition, but now it's the first time when there is an evidence of how early stressful events can influence the development of asthma. The study showed that such events as death of parent, physical abuse and depression may eventually lead to asthma.

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Jan 20, 2009
In spite of the fact that obesity puts you at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and many other health problems, many overweight people seem to be happier than their normal weight counterparts. The recent poll conducted by Weight Watchers company revealed that more than 60 percent of men and women, who thought they weighted too much felt happy in their relationships and more than half of all respondents were satisfied with their work. Besides, most respondents admitted they had unhealthy habits, but that didn't seem to bother them much.