Ann Sandretto from the United States has a long history in dealing with women and their health and beauty matters, in particular all-natural beauty products and the changes that occur during the lifespan of a woman.At present she is Director of Marketing for International Health Distribution, and she recently became the number one Expert Author to BizyMoms.Ann is a contributing author to an on-line guide called Must Know Answers, Secrets, and Tips on Women`s Health and Beauty.Rather a long title, but this book contains a mountain of useful and practical information for women everywhere.The first 40 pages deal with hormones, what they are, how they work, and how to deal with the effects of changes in hormone balance as the body changes with age.For example, page 18 gives details of strategies to get relief from problems caused by the menopause.The subjects are covered in detail, but without getting bogged down in medical jargon and terminology, and make for easy, understandable reading.The links between beauty and nutrition are then covered in the next section.Do you know, for example, what are the 5 food secrets for beautiful skin, or the 8 food secrets for healthy skin?Ann, in her guide, will disclose to you the most important health and beauty secrets that you need to know.There are sections dealing with skin care, fingernails, face cleanser, and acne.Aromatherapy, weight loss, and supplements are covered too.Cholesterol is explained, again in easy to understand language, as is Osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, and MS.What is the number one secret to deal with dry skin? All is revealed in the guide.Black Cohosh, ever heard of it, you will.Find out about Germanium, one of the most dynamic new discoveries for optimum nutritional health.Diabetes, headaches, eczema, anorexia, the list goes on, covering virtually all of the problems that your body might be subjected to.This book should be your first reference point for your medical problems, and also the place to get those lesser known beauty tips.With over 300 pages this is a veritable gold mine of information, and as it is not advice from a company who are trying to push their own products, you can be sure that the advice and tips given are genuine and unbiased.
If you are stressed do you like to have a drink after work to relax?Alcoholism is different for men and women, although both can suffer from this disorder there are often different reasons why drinking becomes a problem.Women also metabolize alcohol differently and hence suffer unique health consequences as a result of drinking to excess. They are often more secretive and more harshly treated by society so are often in denial of their habit. Sometimes women feel too ashamed to seek help and therefore sadly they tend to show a much more rapid progression of the disorder than men.It is estimated that almost one third of alcoholics in the uk are women, health experts also insist that the problems from excessive and long term consumption of alcoholic drinks affect women in more serious ways than men.Metabolic rates are different in Men and women and this means that because of a higher ratio of body fat in a women’s body they have higher concentrations of alcohol in the blood. Women also have less of the stomach enzyme that breaks down alcohol before it reaches the blood stream so that means that women also absorb as much as 30% more alcohol than a man of the same height and weight.It is thought that as many as 40% of people who start drinking before the age of 15 years will develop alcoholism in adulthood. Those with a history of Depression, Anxiety and other mental health disorders are more at risk. there is also evidence of hereditary tendency. Alcohol dependency in women is greatest between the ages of 34-49 yrs.Low self esteem, confidence, Divorce, Bereavement, loneliness and stress are all triggers. Women dependent on alcohol can develop medical complications much sooner than men despite consuming less. They develop liver disease after a shorter period of heavy drinking. There are also hormonal problems for women.Warning signs of alcohol dependency are:Cravings, loss of control or being unable to stop once drinking has begun, physical withdrawal symptoms such as shaking and sweating after a period of heavy drinking. Tolerance of alcohol also increases over time and there is often a need for larger amounts to feel the same effect. As alcoholism progresses the user may neglect family, social or work related activities and commitments due to drinking. A person who is dependent on alcohol will often carry on drinking despite concerns from friends or family. They will also continue to drink even in the presence of physical or psychological problems.Anyone with symptoms of alcohol dependence should seek medical help as treatment is necessary for full recovery.