Contra Costa Health Expo

No Longer Afraid of the Dentist

Written By: costa - Jun• 30•15

When I moved to Monterey, I thought one of my biggest issues was going to be finding a dentist. I have eight year old twin sons, and neither one of them enjoy going to the dentist, even though they have never had a horrible experience at one. I guess it is just the image dentists are given in TV shows and movies. Even though it is undeserved, it was our reality. I did some research on a dentist in Monterey, looking at each one so I would be able to make the right choice for my boys.

I figured I would have to go through several before finding the perfect one, but I struck gold on the first dentist we tried. I made an appointment for them to have a checkup and a cleaning just a few weeks after getting settled into our new home. (more…)

Started Doing Research on Local Chiropractors

Written By: costa - Jun• 26•15

I have started to do the home work to try to figure what I should do to get my back problems resolved. Briefly I have a great deal of stiffness in the morning, to the point of not being able to do the things I need to do in my daily routine. It is only once in awhile, but of course it is not an easy task to pick the best Alexandria chiropractor. I have no experience in this field. (more…)

Started Looking for a New Chiropractor

Written By: costa - Mar• 05•15

Started to get more problems with my back lately and I am going to have to figure out what I am going to do about it. The last time I had something done about it was about a year and a half ago. I was living in Northern Virginia at the time and so I had to find a good Alexandria chiropractor. I am not living in that area now, so I guess I shall have to figure out who I can trust around here. It is an easy thing to figure out that you do not want to get some random guy and let him stick his knee in your back and start bending things around. (more…)

Had to Get My Back Adjusted the Other Day

Written By: costa - Jan• 16•15

I have no real idea how it happened, but the other day I woke and my back was really stiff. I tried and tried to get it to stretch out, but I finally decided that I had no choice except to get my back adjusted the other day. I have not been living here too long and so I had to figure out which Sacramento chiropractor was to be trusted. That is a really tough thing for you to do really. You can look on the internet and see what people are saying, but how do you know where the people are coming from. A lot of the stuff that you see being said on the web is a lot of nonsense. Some of it has been produced for pay. (more…)

A Shortcut for Weight Loss

Written By: costa - Nov• 24•14

I have been doing a bit of research on the internet. I am looking for an actually effective way to lose weight without doing all that difficult and boring stuff that the Mayo Clinic tells you to do. Let’s look at this stuff for example, that is something called garcinia cambogia. It is something, but I can not say what and it is hard to say what it does. They can make claims and they can say a lot of stuff, but they are not really bound by the law to tell the whole and absolute truth. So it is very very difficult to separate the truth of it from the myth associated with it. (more…)

Turmeric Supplements Are Getting Me Healthier

Written By: costa - Nov• 14•14

When my doctor diagnosed me with diabetes, I knew that I was going to change everything about my life. My aunt had diabetes, and I saw what not taking care of yourself did to her. I didn’t want to go through the same complications, so I decided to change my lifestyle. I went on a weight loss plan, and I also started eating healthier. I lost 10 pounds in just a few weeks, and my sugar levels were getting more stable already. When my aunt suggested that I get some turmeric pills with black pepper to help maintain my better levels, I wasn’t sure what she meant. (more…)

I Have Been Playing Around with Moisturizers

Written By: costa - Oct• 24•14

I have been playing around with moisturizers for a bit and doing some experiments. That is part of this little bit of research that I have been doing for the blog. I have some questions about this and I really do not have the answers. I do not really know what the best rosehip oil for face moistening is, but obviously a lot of people have dry skin and they worry about their complexion. It is a tricky question, because you really can not make absolute conclusion, but instead you have to figure out what sort of skin you have and then the judgments that you make are only reliable for the other people who have skin that is like your skin. (more…)

I Cracked My Front Tooth

Written By: costa - Aug• 05•14

When I cracked my front tooth, I thought it was the end of the world. When I saw it in the mirror, I am not sure if my tears were more from the pain or the look I now had. I was being a bit dramatic, but that is just how I am. I knew that I needed to get to a Bend cosmetic dentist sooner rather than later, because there was no way I was going to show my teeth to anyone before getting it fixed. Since I am the kind of person who is always talking and smiling, that meant that I needed to find someone the same day it happened.

I was fairly new in town, so I had not yet established a dentist yet. I knew that I could ask around and get some suggestions, but I decided to just look online and see if I could find one that way. (more…)

Costs for Life Alert System

Written By: costa - Nov• 30•14

My mother lives alone in the house that my father built some 4 decades ago, and I really worry about her, because she is not in the best of health. In fact, she is a bit frail. But anyway, she wants to live alone and I am going to respect her wishes. I wish to look into life alert cost for having that sort of system installed. I am not sure what all it involves, but I think there is probably going to be some sort of cost for the hardware itself and then maybe a monthly subscription fee. (more…)

Doing What It Takes to Live

Written By: costa - Nov• 29•14

It’s our personal responsibility to do everything that we can in order stay and be healthy. As someone whose grandfathers died from heart attacks and whose Uncle is dealing with his own heart issues, it is up to me to make sure that I keep my heart in healthy working order. What does this mean for me? I have to exercise, eat a healthy and balanced diet as well as supplement my nutrition with doses of COQ10 – one of the most powerful natural supplements that you can find on the market in regards to keeping a healthy heart.

I have been taking supplements for a long time which has lead me to doing a ton of research on what kind of medications I should be taking into consideration. While supplements are a great way to reinforce what I might be lacking from my diet, it’s still incredibly important for me to keep a healthy diet. It can be difficult; I’m something of a foodie which often means that I find myself straying from the path that I have set myself on. (more…)

Want to Perform Better in Bed?

Written By: costa - Nov• 15•14

Do you want to perform better in bed? Of course you do, everyone would like to perform better in bed. Now the real question is how will you be able to do this? Well, one of the best and easiest ways to do this is by using the Jamaican Stone. If you have not heard of this, then you can either hop over to their website at or you can keep reading this article to learn about the main things that the Jamaican Stone can offer you.

One of the biggest and most important things that the Jamaican Stone has to offer is how it can make you last longer in bed. This does this in two different ways. (more…)

Women Can Get Hair Loss Solutions Too

Written By: costa - Nov• 06•14

It seems that people never really think twice when a male looks into products that are designed to counter hair loss, but women often get overlooked. This leads to many women not even knowing products are available for them, as most male products are simply not meant to work with the chemistry and body of a female. However, minoxidil for women is actually easier to get than ever using this website. It is also surprisingly affordable compared to what most people assume, as a 3-month supply of the topical solution does not cost much more than a good meal.

Of course, anyone looking into products like these will be right to remain skeptical. (more…)

All About Botox Jaw Reduction

Written By: costa - Oct• 03•14

Do you have a wide or large jaw? If you do, but you’re afraid or not interested in surgery, you might consider Botox jaw reduction. What this procedure does is make the muscles in your mouth that you chew with weaker. This will make your jaw look less wide than it does now. It helps to soften the way the jaw looks so you lose the masculine wide jaw. It gives your whole face a more pleasant shape. Many people have large jaws because they have big muscles in their mouth for chewing. To see if this is the case for you, bit down. Place your fingers along your face and feel your jaw right around your ears. Does it seem hard or big? If you said yes, then this type of jaw reduction would be a good choice for you.

Botox makes the jaws smaller by relaxing the muscles in the jaw. When muscles aren’t used as much they become smaller, which will make your whole jaw smaller. (more…)

Spent the Day Toting the Boss’ Wife Around

Written By: costa - Oct• 03•14

Spent the day toting the boss’ wife around. Of course the reason is pretty simple. Her car is in the shop and Mr Keen does not trust anyone else with his Jaguar. He has a really sweet vintage E type Jag and he loves that car at least as much as he loves his wife. Of course I work on it and he lets me drive it because he has rather little choice. It is not as though you can find a lot of expert Jaguar mechanics in Singapore. I spent the day at an aesthetic clinic in Singapore. They gave me the treatment, some weird stuff that uses ultrasound to make the wrinkles in your face less noticeable. (more…)

How to Get Rid of Warts

Written By: costa - Sep• 05•14

I am looking around for a way to get rid of this wart that I have grown tired of. I have been reading an article on Wartrol this morning and it is sort of interesting. Of course the usual way to get rid of a wart is apparently to go see a doctor and they will first freeze it, I am not sure exactly how they do that. After they freeze it then they remove it. I am thinking that perhaps it is designed for something different than what I have. I just have an ordinary wart, the sort that you see on the cartoon witches and so forth. This seems to be designed for HPV or genital warts. I believe that HPV means the human papilloma virus or something that. (more…)

Pulsatile Tinnitus is Enough to Make You Feel Like You Are Going Mad

Written By: costa - Aug• 29•14

I started to having ringing in my ears years ago. I can even remember when I was younger how if I moved my jaw certain ways I could generate a ringing in my ears. Then I started to lose hearing in one ear. Just a little over a long period of time. I first noticed on night when a fan was running in the bedroom. I was lying on one side and heard the fan plainly. Then I turned over and the sound was slightly muffled. Then I found myself looking for a pulsatile tinnitus cause. When that started, it was really scary and annoying.

Not only did I have the constant ringing in my ears, I would have days where I could hear the ringing accentuated with every beat of my heart. It was a whooshing ringing sound in my ears that corresponded with every contraction of my heart. All day and into the night. The only relief I got was when I was asleep. There would be brief moments of distraction, but invariably my focus would go back to that sound in my head only I could hear. However, I did learn that there are some forms of tinnitus a doctor can hear. Some forms of tinnitus can mean that something serious is going on, or that something serious is developing.

Had a Little Accident on Friday

Written By: costa - Aug• 14•14

It was not my intent to get into this accident, but it turned out to be sort of lucky. I was riding with one of the sales guys from another town and I think he was lost, but he would not admit that he was. At any rate he was looking around not going on, some guy plowed into the back of his car at probably sixty five or seventy five mile per hour. For me it was pretty good, because I lost a tooth, but I had already scheduled a dentist in Bella Vista to pull that tooth. (more…)

I Imagine Few People Even Know That Type 2 Diabetes is Reversible in Its Early Stages

Written By: costa - Aug• 07•14

I am not fond of doctors. I like to try to see if I can do something about things happening in my own body on my own first. If something bad happened, I would go to the ER or schedule an appointment I suppose. Not everyone is willing to run to a doctor anytime a symptom manifests. For some things, I suppose that attitude could be dangerous. However, I wanted to do the work to fix myself that I know the doctor would advise anyway. That is why I have been reading a lot about how to reverse diabetes today.

My mother was testing her blood glucose before our lunch together.

Working Towards My Graduation Slowly

Written By: costa - May• 07•14

Right now I am just taking a couple of courses over the internet. I needed to earn some money and also to not spend any money, so I am living in my Mom’s basement and working for a lady that she knows. It is sort of an odd job for me and I did not think that I was very qualified for it. I am at the counter of a boutique. There is stuff like rrose water facial toner and that sort of thing in front of me and I sell it all.

Importance of Teeth Whitening Reviews

Written By: contrac - Apr• 13•14

Having whiter teeth is really good if you consider how it affects one’s looks positively. It enhances the beauty of your face because white signifies purity and cleanliness. If you have yellowish teeth, you may go to a dentist to make your teeth whiter. But, if you don’t have much time or money, you can do it by yourself.

Even though whitening can be done at home, it is still better to have it done by your dentist. Why? It is because there are risks that you may overuse the solution and may cause your teeth to soften.

Overexposure of the teeth to whitening chemicals can lead to softer teeth. Therefore, your teeth will be more prone to cavities, fracture and of course they will be more sensitive. That is why usage of these whitening products must be done very carefully.

Advantages of Reading Teeth Whitening Reviews

Whitening products are different from each other. Some whitens your teeth very fast, while some do it slowly. This is why knowing the product first is very important before using it. This is where teeth whitening reviews come in.

Teeth whitening reviews can aid someone who wants to whiten his teeth at home. Since not everybody is knowledgeable about the teeth, it is better to consult the experienced ones, even if they’re not dentists. However, consulting your dentist is still the best way.

How can teeth whitening reviews help you? The 3 vital things which reviews must have are the product’s performance, procedure on how it is used and other features. A good review should have all of these.

Performance of the Product

The performance of the product is its very core. Why will you use a cheap whitener which is not doing well? Of course, it is better to buy the one that has a higher price, but, can really do its job. Also, you can be familiar with those products that usually damage the teeth. By reading teeth whitening reviews, you can know all of these.

How the Product is Used

Since there are various techniques in teeth whitening, one product may use a different whitening system. Some whiteners are applied and washed immediately, while some are put on and takes an hour before it takes effect.

Other Product Features

As said a while ago, there are different kinds of whitening techniques. Some products include special tools that are used in the whitening procedure. These can be in the form of gums, polishers and many others.

There are some products that don’t provide these special features and it is your job to find them in the market. It is why knowing the whitening procedure and as well as the special product features are significant.

Teeth whitening reviews do help a lot when it comes to people wanting to have whiter teeth. The 3 major advantages that are discussed in this article are not only the things you can learn from the reviews. These are only some, and there is still more information you can get in reviews.