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4 Reasons Why Vaping is Better for Your Health Compared to Smoking

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

More people are now preferring to smoke e-cigarettes as opposed to the traditional cigarettes. This is so because traditional cigarettes are known to have negative effects on oral health. The tobacco in the cigarettes is known to affect the teeth as well as gums. It reduces the ability of a person to smell or taste foods, causes stains on the teeth and results in gum disease.

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Smoking of tobacco has also been associated with high cases of oral cancer. With the introduction of vaporizer pens, many questions abound on the safety of vaping and its effect on oral health. Below are ways that vaping seems to be better than smoking in terms of its impact on oral health:

 

  • The chances of having stained teeth are lower with vaping

 

Smoking causes teeth to get yellow staining particularly from the tar and nicotine that is present in tobacco. The staining does affect the tooth enamel despite the fact that it has an extremely hard enamel. Though the teeth enamel is really hard, it has tiny pores. The tar from tobacco sticks in these small holes and build up. After some time to tar and nicotine build up on the enamel, the teeth become discolored, becoming brownish or yellowish in color.

If a person smokes heavily for years, the staining becomes nearly impossible to remove. Vaping usually does not result to teeth staining. Unlike traditional cigarettes, the e-liquid contained in vape pens only gets heated as opposed to getting burned. As a result, they do not produce the kind of brown sticky tar that is common with smoking traditional cigarettes. This means with vaping, there are lower chances of ending up with stained teeth, which is some great news.

 

  • Vaping does not result in bad breath

 

It is common knowledge that people who smoke traditional cigarettes end up having bad breath. This is because the chemicals and particles found in tobacco remain in their mouths as well as lungs longer. Also, the hot gas that smokers inhale during smoking causes their mouths to dry up. This creates a conducive environment for oral bacteria called halitosis to reproduce.

On the other hand, vaping does not produce any particulates. This means that is does not result in bad breath. Though it does cause dryness of the mouth and does produce hot gases, people who opt for vaping are able to mitigate these problems by staying hydrated.

 

  • Vaping lowers the risk of developing gum disease

 

Gum disease is a serious ailment and smokers are at high risk of developing it. This is because smoking tobacco weakens the immune system which reduces the ability of their bodies to fight infections. For people who smoke, the accumulation of calculus on the base of their teeth provides a conducive environment for bacteria to breed. This results to the spread of bacteria which cause gum disease, commonly known as periodontal. Once this happens, gum tissues take a long time to recover, which slows down the body’s ability to heal itself. When done responsibly, vaping e-cigarettes does not damage tissues nor does it reduce the process of regenerating gum tissues because calculus does not accumulate on the base of teeth. This reduces the risk of developing gum disease.

 

  • The risk of developing mouth cancer is lower

 

Though it is not yet clear whether vaporizing can result in mouth cancer, it is a fact that most of the chemicals found in traditional cigarettes are not present in vaporizers. It is almost certain that vaping will at least lessen the risk of developing mouth cancer compared to smoking. Smoking traditional cigarettes causes damage to DNA including the main genes that are responsible for providing protection against cancer. More than 70 chemicals that are found in cigarettes worsen the situation.

For instance, a chemical known as chromium causes poisons to hold strongly on DNA, which increases chances of severe damage. With majority of these chemicals being absent from e-cigarettes, there is a significant reduction in the damage to a person’s DNA. The chemical levels have been found to be so low to the extent that UK’s Public Health estimates the safety of e-cigars to be up to 95% compared to traditional cigarettes.

Conclusion

Typically, vaping exposes users to significantly lower amounts of nicotine than persons who smoke ordinary cigarettes. This reduces their risk of developing oral problems. While actual scientific details on the effect of vaping are not yet available, it is a fact that in terms of, bad breath, staining teeth and gum disease, vaping is much better than smoking ordinary cigarettes.

Even so, it is not 100% safe and vapors need to be vigilant in detecting oral problems through frequent screening and always being considerate of the quantity of nicotine they ingest at all times. Efforts should be redirected to maintaining good oral hygiene, flossing daily and brushing teeth on a regular basis. While vaping may not be considered the best option, for those who are trying to quit smoking so they can take good care of their bodies, it is a step that brings them closer to their goal.

What is the General Motors Diet and Why Does it Work?

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

GM Diet – The Quickest Way to Reduce 3-5 kgs in a Week

Everyone these days are trying to lose weight, for health reasons or just to look good, and trying every trick in the book to lose those stubborn kilos. But most people give up midway as they are unable to get the desired results within the stipulated time frame? But what if you get to know about a diet plan which can help you lose 3-5 kgs in 7 days. Would you believe that?

I know most of you would regard me with skepticism, “are you taking us for a ride?” Not really, the General motors diet or the GM diet can help you lose weight within 7 days. Okay, even if it is not your ideal weight, at least closer to your ideal weight.

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The General Motors diet broke into the diet horizon in the year 1985, taking the nutritional world by storm.  Conceptualised by the General Motors with the Food and Drug Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture, who worked in tandem to create a diet for its employees.

This was chiefly designed to make their workers sprightlier and definitely healthier so that they can devote 100% to their work. Well, the diet worked and how! Most workers reported a loss of 10-17 pounds in a week. The diet is very easy to follow, as it hardly has any complicated foodstuffs to procure or make great demands to your existing lifestyle. So does the diet work for you?

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The 6 Best Breakfast Ideas to Help with Weight Loss

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Good morning! It is time to start your day, and breakfast comes in handy in giving you the energy to get you going. Eating the right breakfast will not only ensure that you jump-start your metabolism but also trigger your body to burn fat for improved weight loss.

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Are you interested in losing weight, but do not know how you can shed an extra pound through your breakfast? Well, there are viable ideas that if incorporated into your morning meals can cause significant changes in your weight.

 

This article samples the top 6 breakfast ideas for weight loss. Enjoy! (more…)

8 Ways to Stay on Your Diet and Ditch Junk Food

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

So when the cravings hit you forget all about diet and fitness and start relishing whatever is on the table? Suddenly, New Year Resolution fades into oblivion and after a gourmet meal, you feel of indulging in your guilty pleasures? This is a dilemma of every person with little on the heavier side and their struggle to reach their ideal weight goes down the memory lane with every bite of glazed doughnut.Stop Eating Fast Food

So here we bring smart hacks that will help you stick to your diet and break up with junk food at least for some time:

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Importance of Quality Sleep for Athletes

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Fatigue makes cowards of us all

A lot of people are sleep deprived… Everything from last minute travel to anxiety prevents people from getting a good night’s rest on a regular occasion. While sleep deprivation is nothing uncommon, you’d be surprised to know just how many people don’t get enough sleep…

Last year, Pegasus Capital Advisors teamed up with ResMed and Dr. Oz to from SleepScore Labs, an organization that aims to enables us to understand our sleep and deliver the first clinically proven standard for measuring sleep in our homes.

Back in January, they organization conducted the largest sleep study in the history of the United States, which looked at sleep information from more than 20,000 people and a collective 1.5 million nights’ worth of sleep. And they discovered that sleep is chronically neglected by most Americans.

Just check this out – according to data from the study, almost 80% of US citizens aren’t getting the recommended amount of sleep each night. Moreover, men in the US average only 5 hours and 45 minutes of sleep each night, while women are slightly better, with 6 hours and 9 minutes. (more…)

Work Out or Work In?

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Squeezing a workout into a busy day can be near impossible, but whether because we need the reliable rush of endorphins or because our resolve cannot be challenged, we end up fitting it in there. Despite all the days where we don’t feel 100 percent, completing a grueling workout can turn around our mood for the better. As fitness becomes a habit and a lifestyle, the question shifts from “Will I work out?” to “How will I work out?”

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Now, designing a routine takes a lot of research and effort, but if you’re not careful, you’ll overlook a very important step. Before you can maximize your workout, you have to know what equipment is available to you, and before you know what equipment is available to you, you need to know where you’re working out. Ultimately, your choices are an outside gym or creating one in your own home.

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3 Important Reasons Why Plastics Can Kill Your Testosterone

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

The hidden endocrine disruptors found in plastics

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2011 was a momentous year for global awareness in terms of the harmful effects of plastic on human health. Following a number of reports from national health and safety agencies, the European Commission outright banned the use of BPA in the manufacture of bottles intended for baby feeding. The evidence for the harmfulness of this substance, particularly in infants, became simply indisputable. Not one year passed and the U.S. also took major steps towards the elimination of BPA. We’ve been using plastic materials for selling and storing our food for quite some time now, which makes the legal action all the more worrisome. It begs the question: just how did we get to a place where we have to ban manufacturers from using toxic substances in their products?

Bisphenol A (or BPA, for short) is a compound widely used in the production of resins and plastic materials. It’s been around ever since the 1950s and, granted, it is a blessing for construction. In terms of chemical importance, BPA is vital to obtaining hard, yet flexible polycarbonate plastic products. In terms of human consumption, however, its effects range from slightly detrimental to outright poisonous, especially in young children and elderly individuals. BPA’s impact on human hormones can yield anything from diabetes, developmental issues, heart disease, genital abnormalities, obesity and, unsurprisingly, infertility.
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How To Move Your Gym Without Breaking a Sweat

Friday, July 28th, 2017

If you are thinking of moving home soon and you find yourself in possession of a home gym, you’re probably all too aware of the enormity of the task that is ahead for you when it comes to moving everything from your old home to your new one. Just as you don’t want to injure yourself during a workout, you especially don’t want to do any harm to yourself moving your gym equipment without proper care!

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The Untold Secret of Vitamin D in Less Than Four Minutes!

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Do you think about the Vitamin D when you are bathing in the sun? If yes, then you are among us. The Vitamin D is commonly termed as “Sunshine Vitamin.” The reason for this is because Vitamin D is produced by the skin when exposed to sunlight.

vitamin D health

Vitamin D is fat-soluble with a family of D compounds that includes Vitamin D-1, D-2, and D-3 and affects as many as 2,000 genes in the body. Apart from this, Vitamin D is also obtained from various foods and supplements to maintain the adequate level of Vitamin D in your blood stream. (more…)

The Pursuit of Productivity: How Silicon Valley Start-Ups are Leading the Way

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

silicon valleyAspiring to be the best you can possibly be has always been a part of the human condition since time immemorial. And yet, in an era where a gym membership is almost as indispensable as a mobile phone and more and more people swear by the benefits of so-called superfoods, we appear to be pushing this ethos further than any of our ancestors could ever have imagined.

No other industry has profited as much from this demand as the HealthTech sector of Silicon Valley – estimated to be worth $3 trillion. With new health trends and fads popping up seemingly overnight, start-ups are rushing to create the next big thing.

From this frenzied scramble, a number of bold and progressive ideas have emerged. Here are three of the most radical.

Nootropics

If you don’t recognise this word, you are not alone – it was only coined in 1974, and is made up of the Greek words for mind and bend. And no – nootropics are not the latest evolution of psychedelic drugs, but they are not far off. (more…)