Is Laser Hair Removal Bad For You?

There are several ways to remove unwanted hair from your body such as shaving, using tweezers, or waxing. However these methods are by no means permanent and you will probably dread having to do them again in a few weeks. There is however one very popular technique that can be considered permanent and that is laser hair removal.

Lasers use concentrated amounts of light to destroy the hair follicle beneath the skin so that it will not grow back. You can treat any part of the body such as the face, arms, legs, bikini area, and under the arms. Each pulse of the laser takes less than a second which allows it to treat small areas in minutes and larger areas such as the arms or legs in up to an hour.

Unlike other forms of hair removal, precision laser hair removal can target very specific areas of the body without damaging the skin in the surrounding areas. It is estimated that close to 90 percent of people will have permanent hair loss after about 3 to 5 sessions with the laser hair technician. However, there are many people that are not good candidates for laser. Anyone that has very light colored, red, or grey hair may not experience good results. This is why it is so important to go to a laser clinic that is reputable and has good reviews. Professional clinics will tell you if you are not well suited for laser and you will not have to waste your money.

What about the side effects of laser? Most people will experience nothing more than a bit of redness for a couple of days on the area that was treated, much like a sunburn. Rarely, some people will develop blisters and most of those people will have a darker complexion. Even more rare, some people could develop permanent scarring and a change of skin color as a result of the laser treatment.

Since the laser utilizes a type of radiation do we need to be concerned with that? You would be exposed to high frequency ionizing radiation when you get a CT scan or X-ray, and that is the worst type of radiation you can get because that can damage your cells. However, according to the FDA, lasers used with hair removal utilize non ionizing radiation so there should not be any long term risk. As of now there is no evidence that the light from the lasers cause long term problems. Regardless, it would probably be good to limit your exposure to these lasers as much as possible and only treat the areas of your body that really cause you grief.

Here is a report on the safety of laser hair removal.


What is QRA?

QRA is an acronym for Quantum Reflex analysis which is a similar type of methodology that is used for contact reflex analysis.

One explanation for QRA and for that matter CRA, is that these techniques allow your body to talk to you and tell you exactly what it needs. For example your body could be telling you that you need a specific diet, certain supplements, or detox procedures. Since QRA is a bio communication technique, you can analyze certain points on your body to get specific information on what is going on, and why you are experiencing problems.

The QRA Practitioner can use these methods to pinpoint where your nutritional deficiencies are and determine the exact nutrients you need to achieve resonance for each organ or gland control point that was tested. Your body can offer a lot of information that can allow your practitioner to determine the best clinical solutions for you that have the greatest beneficial impact on your health. The ultimate goal is to support your body's best structure and function for optimal health and longevity.

During the session the practitioner will test key gland organ reflex points on the surface of your body to determine how everything is working. From this information they can make specific recommendations for your treatment which includes customizable nutritional supplements. To test you, the practitioner will ask you to form an O-ring position with one hand while testing specific points on your body.

QRA and CRA are probably not for everyone, but if you have an open mind, you could learn about how the different parts of your body work together, and come away with a greater appreciation of how complex the human body really is.

Watch the video below for more information on quantum reflex analysis


Foods That Can Cure You

When you have an ailment that isn't going to cause imminent death, it might be a good idea to look into a natural remedy. People have been using what nature gave us for thousands of years and some of their health solutions must work or at least help. I know that before the 20th century,people didn't live very long, and if you made it past 40 you were lucky, but most of those people ate poorly and suffered from a lack of nutrition. 

Today, we have the benefit of all the knowledge accumulated over the last couple of thousand years from every culture on earth. Natural health professionals have experimented and tested with all the legendary remedies and have been able to compile a list of the ones that are bogus and those that are truly beneficial.

Now, even medical doctors will agree that eating the right food is the most important step to a healthy lifestyle, and preventing disease. They may not agree about the purported healing properties of some foods, but at least they are on the same page when it comes to a healthy diet. Unfortunately not many people seem to be adhering to the recommendations from health care providers and natural health professionals. You just have to look at how many obese people there are out there. There are just too many people that prefer to drink pop instead of smoothies loaded with fruit and greens like spinach and kale. 

This video explains which foods are beneficial to your health in general and they get specific as to which foods help with speeding up your metabolism, give you energy, prevent disease, cure disease, and fend off signs of aging.



How Do the Heart and Brain Work Together?

We have all heard stories or sayings such as "he died of a broken heart" or "she ripped his heart right out of his chest". This is because we human beings have always associated our feelings, especially when it comes to love, with our heart. But is there any scientific proof of this connection, or is it just a myth that our hearts and minds are somehow tied together?

Heart breakMost medical doctors will probably tell you that they technically have nothing to do with each other, although they will acknowledge that emotions of any kind will and can cause your heart rate to speed up or slow down. Obviously the brain controls your central nervous system which is connected to your heart, so the question is very complicated and cannot be easily answered in black and white terms.

From a chiropractic perspective, we see the body as a whole and try to figure out the root causes of particular ailments. CRA or contact reflex analysis takes this a step further and looks for signals from the body as an analytical tool to find out what is going on and hopefully find the cause of the problem. In CRA, we look at the energy flow of the body and try to find points where the energy is interrupted which helps to pinpoint a cause of the ailment such as a particular organ like the liver or pancreas.

Doesn't it make sense that we can diagnose the body by analyzing the flow of energy and pinpointing the problem much like you would with a flickering light. If you change the light bulb, and it doesn't fix it, the problem must be somewhere else like the switch or the wiring. It does you no good to keep changing the light bulb, much the same as the fact that it does you no good to mask the pain of an ailment with drugs, when you should be treating the cause of the pain in the first place.



Alternative Treatment for Thyroid

There are an incredible amount of people in the world that have either an underactive thyroid or an overactive thyroid. These conditions are also known respectively as Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism.


The symptoms of this disorder are

  • Being tired all the time even in the morning
  • Feeling week and lethargic
  • Having trouble losing weight
  • Having dry and coarse hair
  • Pale appearance and dry skin
  • Losing hair
  • Having trouble with cold temperatures and tolerating the cold
  • Sometimes have muscle pains and aches


The symptoms of Hyperthyroidism are

  • Weight loss
  • increased appetite
  • Frequent bowl movements
  • Fine and brittle hair
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Being tired and weak
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Nervousness

Most medical doctors will prescribe pharmaceutical drugs like synthroid to manage your problem. Some of these medications can be somewhat effective in treating your symptoms but they don't really get to the root of the problem. They basically do the same thing as all other pharmaceutical drugs and just keep you taking expensive pills that have side effects for the rest of your life.

Many people have had great success with alternative methods of treating their thyroid condition.

This video details some of the techniques that had worked on a lot of people