Grow Your Avon Business – 21 Tips For Fast Success

Are you interested in growing your Avon business? Becoming an Avon representative is super-easy and there are many resources to help you grow your business and meet your personal goals.

  1. Use Avon products yourself. One of the best ways to sell a product is to know everything about it. Your regular discount and demos allow you to save money and try the products yourself first .
  2. Ask your customers for product reviews . When you pass out orders, ask your customer to let you know how the products perform. This is a great way for you to learn about products so that you can offer more information to other customers.
  3. Share your products . If you work in an office, make sure you have hand lotion to share with your co-workers. I have gotten several orders just by letting others try the lotion sitting on my desk. Another Avon rep keeps extra tubes of hand cream for on-the-spot sales.
  4. Educate yourself with training . Make the most of your business by taking Avon's online training courses. Every new representative should start here first as courses include everything from money management, to launching your business, to entering orders. Most of the classes are 30 minutes and have downloadable text sheets. You get a certificate after completion of each and special recognition for completing certain courses.
  5. Become an eRepresentative . Curious about becoming an eRep? Customers can order online and have product shipped direct to their home. There is usually a free or discounted shipping code on the website. I tell my customers that if they don't see one, to let me know and I will get them one! Once you become an erep, you also have access to other customer management tools. You can set up an email marketing campaign to let customers know about new products or campaigns. My customers love the "little reminder" because they often include free or discount codes.
  6. Use your network . Share your excitement about your new business and people will be excited with you. Most of your friends already are familiar with Avon products and so they will be your easiest customers. Everyone is a member of some organization or workplace. You have an extended network of soccer moms, hairdressers, delivery people, doctor's office workers, etc.
  7. Wear Avon jewelry . I get so many compliments when I wear a new Avon necklace. Most jewelry comes in sets, like a necklace and bracelet. They are designed to compliment fashion or seasonal colors. I have had a few tell me they were not sure if a necklace would match their outfit, but with the no-hassle return guarantee they were not afraid to return it if it did not. Oh, and I haven't had any jewelry returns, yet!
  8. Invest in great-looking business cards . Make sure your business cards look professional, even if you buy from a discount supplier. Include a customer reward program on the reverse side. I have mine printed with a "buy in five campaigns, get 20% off your sixth campaign order" coupon on the back.
  9. Share your business cards. Leave one with the tip for your waiter, hang them in the community bulletin board area at the grocery store, give to the checkout clerk at the mall, etc.
  10. Personalize your business cards . When I hand out my business cards, I write a free shipping code offer that is good on my website. I also mention the Avon Opportunity: do you want to earn extra money by becoming an Avon Representative?
  11. Order plenty of brochures . Brochures are really your "store." They are designed well, colorful, and cheap. The photos are very clear and often show how the makeup looks on a real person. In every campaign brochure, Avon includes their famous scratch-and-sniff perfume circles.
  12. Keep brochures handy . I keep the latest campaign brochure in my purse, as well as an outlet sale flyer. I always preview the campaign brochure so I can target market: for example, I may say, have you seen the new Avon line of mineral makeup? There is a buy 1, get 1 half-price deal on page 32 for Smooth Mineral Makeup. Wow!
  13. Buy stickers for the backs of brochures . My stickers match my business cards and large print makes them easy to read. Stickers include my name, phone number, email address, and website address. Brochures, stickers and business cards are powerful sales tools!
  14. Don't forget special offers . Everyone loves a bargain! Use your imagination to come up with catchy ideas. How about free wrapping for Mother's Day? Birthday and anniversary reminders? BOGO – buy one get one? Recommend a friend and get 10% off your next order? Print out Avon Bucks and include in their bag when you hand out orders.
  15. Always upsell . This is a key sales tip that really works. Say your customer buys a certain fragrance; draw her attention to the lotion. Got an order for a necklace? Point out the ring on the same page. Did your customer choose a skincare product for aging skin? Make sure she knows about the eyelift cream.
  16. Attend sales meetings . Your district manager or DM will hold sales meetings every few months where you will get an opportunity to meet other representatives, see and try new products, share your successes, and discuss sales techniques. These meetings are encouraging and fun make sure you attend.
  17. Make samples and demos work for you . Attach a sample on the page of the newest brochure where the item is listed with a paper clip. Encourage your customers to try the product. Buy a demo and either use it yourself or give to a faithful customer to try.
  18. Holiday and special days . Remind your customer that holidays and special occasions tend to sneak up on us, and you have great gifts for just about anyone.
  19. Don't forget the male customer . We tend to forget about the guys – but they have daughters home from college, wives who love to great makeup, and mothers who love to be treated to a thinking-of-you-mom gift. Avon has some great products especially for men. Check out the after-shave conditioners and the foot care line. Don't forget about Bug Guard for camping, hunting, and working in the yard.
  20. Use the no-hassle Return Policy to close the deal . Avon promises, "If you're not happy with any purchase, just return it for an exchange or your money back. No questions. No fuss. No problems." Even if the makeup is opened, if the customer is unhappy Avon will give a no-stress return. You will take back the item and use eZ Returns for a credit. No-hassle for reps, too!
  21. Grow your team . Be ready to share your success when someone asks about the Avon Opportunity. Some of your customers may tell you they are interested in earning extra money. Avon is so successful because of people like you and me who love the products and work on growing their business.

Focus on what attracted you to Avon and build strategies to communicate that to your customers. Were you already a customer who loved the skincare products? Your testimony can be a great asset to your business. Are you excited about the earning potential? Share how you met a financial target. Avon offers training, great products, customer service, and a support network to help you meet your goals. Becoming an Avon representative is a personal growth opportunity that is also lots of fun!

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Why Do Viruses Slow Down Computers?

Most people have virus protection installed on their computers. This is a great thing! Many of the virus protection programs around today protect computers against spyware and adware and all other known types of malware as well as viruses. This, too, is a great thing!

The word malware is the quick substitute word for the term "malicious software." It refers to any type of virus or spyware that can get into your computer. Some years ago, the only kind of malware we had to deal with were computer viruses. The job of a computer virus was always to annoy computer operators to one extent or another.

A Nuisance and a Threat

Some viruses were simply written as jokes. A computer geek may actually write such a script to entertain himself. On the other hand, the purpose of a computer virus may be to kill your computer forever! Even worse the goal of a virus might be to shut down a large network of computers. This would usually be referred to as cyber-terrorism.

Spyware are closely aligned with viruses. The subtle difference is a person who writes a virus is out to do your computer harm. A person who writes spyware is usually out to steal your passwords, banking account numbers and the like. If he does harm to your computer's operating system while doing so; oh well.

Stealing Your Power

Viruses and spyware slow down computers because they use the computer's resources to do whatever it is they are doing. They are computer programs. Like all computer programs, some of them run on XP, some on Windows Vista, etc.

Unlike normal programs, they don't have an icon on your desktop so you can start it up if you chose to. Viruses run on their own terms. You don't have an option to shut them down either. Many viruses replicate themselves. So, if one computer virus program steals some of your resources, 50 of them, which could be one virus that has replicated itself 50 times, might put you out of business altogether.

Ubiquitous Spyware

I've seen spyware make computers unusable as well. Spyware by itself does not replicate itself. However, it is not unheard of to find a spyware-unprotected PC with more than 1,000 spyware infections. With this much spyware present on a hard drive, the operating system will have all it can do to try to accommodate them. In a situation like this, you probably wouldn't be able to start any of you programs, like Word or IE, for instance.

The bottom line is viruses and spyware have the capability of keeping your operating system and microprocessor busy to the point you will not get any response from your computer or at best, a very slow response. So, it is very important to keep your computer free of these things. I recommend using a good virus protection program that cleans out all types of spyware as well.

It is also very wise to have a registry cleaner on hand as well. From what I've seen, registry corruption has slowed down more computers than anything else. There is nothing malicious about it. It simply occurs from normal use and tends to make computers very sluggish.

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Fixed Asset Management for Small Business

No matter what kind of business you run, you probably own property that helps you provide products and services. Your company assets are a valuable part of your operations and need to be carefully maintained. Use a fixed asset management system to organize information about your business property.

What are fixed assets?
Fixed assets are the items in your business that typically are not converted to cash. These items can be any of the things listed below but not land. They are used to produce goods or services, can be rented to third parties and for use in your business.
• Buildings
• Equipment
• Furniture
• Vehicles
• Computers
• Land
• Intangible assets

This type of business property has a useful life greater than one year. Inventory is not a part of this category because it is converted it into cash as fast as possible.

What is fixed asset management?
Fixed asset management is a specialized field in which an accountant should be engaged to track them properly. Tracking includes recording the date purchased, the amount paid, the vendor from whom the item was purchased, and most importantly recording depreciation. Depreciation is the method used to record the expense annually. An accounting transaction is used to record an amount to accumulated depreciation and depreciation expense. Without getting into the technical details of accounting, suffice it to say that if the transactions are not recorded properly then there can be a major problem when it comes time to filing your business tax returns.

There is specific software that can be used apart from your accounting program if you want. However, unless that software automatically posts to your accounting module, you will have to make a manual entry which could lead to problems if not recorded properly. Most accounting programs have modules for recording all transactions relating to fixed assets easier simplifying the procedures.

The importance of fixed asset management
Managing these properties makes it easier when concerns and opportunities arise. There are several ways this technique can help your business succeed:
• As a small business owner, you know that unexpected events happen every day. When something breaks, it's easier to address the issue if you already know what's going on.
• Know the best times to acquire new assets. This system will show you the proper time to take advantage of opportunities to replace or purchase assets.
• Keep up with your tax obligations: When you buy these items, you usually should depreciate them. The IRS does allow for substantial expense write-offs of fixed assets, but keep in mind that you lose any future expense on that amount which can impact your tax returns. Fixed asset management helps you accurately assess depreciation expenses and see an asset's depreciation status.
• Determine the value of your business. Fixed assets add value to the overall worth of your company. At the same time the accurate recording of depreciation expense is also necessary to determine your profit or loss.

This overview is meant to show the importance of the system used for tracking and depreciating these critical business items. You should have adequate knowledge of proper accounting procedures before undertaking this program. Otherwise, how will you know if what you have recorded is accurate?

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When Parents Aren't in Sync About Food

Q: My kids visit me (the dad) pretty much every weekend, and I'm committed to feeding them nutritious food and teaching them about being healthy. But their mom, who's responsible for them during the week, lets them eat whatever they want. I don't want their visits with me to turn into "food fights" – any advice on how to handle this situation?

A: You're describing a situation that occurs in just about every modern family, whether separated, divorced, one-parent, same-sex, or any variation thereof. The real answer to "what makes a family" is, of course, conflict.

You face some extra challenges, such as not turning feeding time into a weapon with which to attack your ex, about which I'm so unqualified to speak that I won. (But if I did, you'd realize that I'd be making it up as I go along.)

So let's look at the basic dynamics of the situation and try to figure something out. (Gosh, is that me still trying to make it up as I go along?)

Dynamic # 1: Different States of Awareness

Let's face it; not everyone's as enlightened as you are. (After all, there are fewer than 6 billion subscribers to this newsletter :)) So there's a good chance that you and whoever else is taking responsibility for feeding your kids will have different aspects and different knowledge and different beliefs. Hence, different approaches.

And we all have different emotions tied to food. For some parents, taking the kids out for ice cream is symbolic of the fun-filled and generous spirit they want to share. For other parents, ice cream looks more like poison, and letting kids actually ingest the stuff is the equivalent of letting them smoke Benson and Hedges.

The biological truth is seldom the main motivator, at least until biological discomfort becomes the main motivator. As long as your kids look healthy, you're not going to be inclined to worry about their cancer or diabetes risk down the line – unless you are. And then the task becomes, educating your partner (s) in child-rearing without treating them to …

Dynamic # 2: The Irritation of Zealotry

Yes, that's right, kids. Your humble correspondent has, in his lifetime, been accused of being ever-so-slightly over the top in his eagerness to share his knowledge with others.

OK, so it happens pretty much all the time. Whenever I learn something new, or re-learn something that makes a big impression on me, I shout it from the rooftops like a drunken missionary. And the newer it is to me, the more annoying (so I'm told) I become.

The best thing to do when you feel a sermon coming on is to share it, if you must, as something interesting you're discovering, rather than God's truth that was whispered in your ear. Phrases like, "I never realized …", "I was amazed to hear …", and "I'm skeptical, but so far I've lost 27 pounds, my cholesterol is 124, and an exploratory committee was just set up to convince me to run for President … "are all useful.

Think like a marketer here. Pay attention to the infomercials' formula for testimonials from regular folks. They all start by saying the things that we the audience are thinking, like, "When I heard about Nose-Off, I didn't believe that it would literally wipe the nose off my face. But I heard about their money-back guarantee , and so I thought, 'Well, I'll just give it try – what do I have to lose except for this awful nose of mine.' And, boy, I'm glad I did! Look – in just two weeks, my nose is almost completely gone. "

When you're trying to convince someone else to change based on "insider information" (stuff you know and they don't), act like an explorer, not a guide. Your job is to get them thinking, not convinced.

Also, as a marketer, focus on what your kids want, not what you want. Are they athletes? Performers? Scholars? Musicians? Are they dating? Surely it's not a leap to suggest that excellent health, immunity from annoying colds and flus, and a lean body are advantages in the pursuit of these and other desirable outcomes?

Dynamic # 3: Addiction and Toxic Withdrawal

This dynamic refers specifically to the challenge faced by the questioner – how can I get kids who eat junk from Monday to Friday suddenly choosing broccoli and sweet potatoes on the weekend?

The sad answer – you really can't. Not unless you want your kids' memories of you to resemble a rehab center that they continually check into. Preferences and parenting and psychology aside, your kids will begin toxic withdrawal from their addictive diets approximately four hours after eating their last junky meal. They (and the rest of the world) interpret this feeling as hunger, but it isn't.

If you offer a healthy diet to a child in this state, without allowing any recourse to what they're addicted to (salt, sugar, caffeine, fat, whatever), you'll have the pleasure of watching them begin to detox in front of you. Sometimes tough love is an option, but why bother when you're just going to have to repeat the whole sorry scene next week?

Dynamic # 4: Vitality wins the Clio

The Clio, of course, is the advertising industry's award for the best commercial (I had to look that up). If you want to convince someone to be like you, the best strategy is for you to look like a you that people want to be like (can you believe I used to get A's in English?). If you're all strict and a bummer and judgmental, that's not exactly an attractive vision. (After my 7-day water fast last week, I became a total jerk for a week after that. Apparently I gave fire-and-brimstone sermons to my children on the evils of salt, although all I remember of the affair was an offhand comment on the relationship between high sodium content and heart disease. My daughter has been been begging me to eat ever since.)

You want to be a walking advertisement, both to your kids and to the other adults who feed them, along the lines of "If you want what I've got, do what I've done." And even then, don't except anything. As Robin Williams said of some hunky Hollywood leading man, "I would do anything to look like him … except exercise, eat right, and get enough rest."

Dynamic # 5: Little Stones, Big Ripples

So, depressed yet? Sounds like you don't have much leverage over how your kids eat, huh?

Well, here are a few suggestions.

I'm not saying don't introduce real food to your kids. By all means, shop with them, cook with them, if you can garden with them (even indoors, you can grow herbs and sprouts and cute little lemon trees that will give you one stinking piece of fruit every four years – oops, sorry about that), and you can educate them as to the wide variety of good stuff the Universe has planted on this sphere for our enjoyment and benefit.

But you may need to "fortify" that food with some junk. Dairy, processed foods, fatty meats – go for the minimum, but don't except to get away with a purely healthy menu. Try adding unnoticeable traces of goodness: if you cook rice, make it 10% brown rice. If they don't complain (or notice), go to 20% next time. And so on.

Throw a single lettuce leaf into the dessert smoothie. Next week, double the amount. Reduce the amount of oil in the stir-fry by replacing it with water or broth. Make chocolate chip cookies with oat flour and bananas instead of white flour and eggs.

The thing is, you may not have a hugely noticeable impact now. But good eating is a lifetime endeavor. If you can't impact the present the way you'd like, rest assured that by being motivating but not annoying, a role model instead of a drill sergeant, a competent provider rather than a pleasure-depriving whiner, at some point your kids will remember your example and know what to do.

Good luck!

(Note to self – reread this article daily.)

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BBC TopGear 'My Dad Had One of Those' Book Review

One of the best ways to remember days gone by is by looking at old photographs. We all remember the past easier when we're thumbing through the family photo albums. You can feel nostalgic once again with BBC's TopGear book by Giles Chapman titled MY DAD HAD ONE OF THOSE.

This 140 page small hardback book is packed with actual photos of vintage cars dating from the 1950's to the 1980's. Your sure to find your dad's old car and sure to find the cars you loved as a child. My favorite is the Ford Mustang of the late 60's and even the early 70's.

See how the cars of yesterday did their best to keep up with changing needs of the community around them as you flip page by page. Station wagons, soft tops, and stereos where just some of the ways the car designers tried to handle our growing families, our energetic life styles and our desire to have rock and roll with us at every turn.

No matter what your family car was, it was somehow part of the family and cherished by dad. Late nights at the pier, family picnics in the park, Sunday drives to grandma's house are all brought back to life with this clever little book about the classics in our driveways.

For those of you that enjoy vintage media material, you'll also find this book a delight. See some of the original marketing photos for some of the vehicles you grew up in and reminisce about simpler times with mom and dad.

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Accuracy and Attention to Detail – Key Requirements for a Pharmacy Technician

Many Americans are looking for a recession proof job, which is fulfilling and rewarding. The pharmacy industry experienced a surge in growth lately. The projected growth rate of a particular kind of technician is especially promising. Pharmacy techs are indispensable in the day to day operations of the pharmacy. Many jobs are available, and a pharmacy technician can work in many different work places. Many pharmacies are open 24 hours, which can result in odd work hours for the technician.

A pharmacy tech is often considered the right hand of the pharmacist. He / she has a variety of duties in the pharmacy. The particular duties of a pharmacist technician depend largely on the place of employment, experience, and seniority. Online and retail pharmacies operate in many ways similar to pharmacies located in drugstores and grocery stores. In most work environments, the technician's duties include data entry for storing and sorting purposes, labeling bottles, filling prescriptions, as well as dispensing medications to patients / customers.

Keeping an accurate count of stored medications, and maintaining the stock, are also duties of a pharmacy technician. This includes all over-the-counter medications as well. Filling out insurance claims, and contacting insurance companies are the responsibility of a technician. Questions related to prescriptions sometimes require a technician to contact the patient's physician for verification. The preparation of IV solutions, creams, and ointments can also be done by the pharmacy technician.

As an assistant to the pharmacist, clerical and administrative duties are also fulfilled by the pharmacy tech. This mainly includes answering the phone, and managing the financial operations of the pharmacy. Customer service is a big part of the daily duties of any pharmacy technician. Regardless of the size of pharmacy, dealing with customers, or patients if your workplace is a hospital or clinic, is a requirement.

Filling prescriptions and dispensing medications are tasks that need attention to detail. Accuracy is important, as filling a prescription incorrectly can ultimately cause a lot of harm to a patient / customer. Adverse reactions can even cause death. Medications are often named very similar. Double-checking the medication and the dosage ensures, the patient / customer receives the right medication for his / her condition. It is also important to be aware of exchanging brand name medications with equivalent generic medications, as these may contain additional ingredients.

Pharmacy techs are not allowed to advise patients / customers. For any questions regarding medications, they have to refer the patient / customer to the pharmacist. The pharmacist is the person, who has to give information about possible adverse reactions or general information about medical issues to the patient. Technicians can only refer to the pharmacist for question, even though they may know the answer.

A career in this field is rewarding. Someone, who likes to deal with people, enjoys responsibility, is diligent, and has the required attention to detail, will find this occupation very fulfilling. The predicted job growth rate is higher than average. Pharmacy technicians can advance by being certified. A CPR certificate is an example for such a certification. The median salary of a pharmacy technician is around $ 25,000-30,000 annually.

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Chiropractor Vs. Osteopath Vs. Orthopedic Doctor – Who Should I See?

There are many medical fields that deal with body pain, and many patients often ask if they should visit a chiropractor, an osteopath or an orthopedist. While these professions seem related to each other, they are actually different health practices, each with their own specific specialties.

Chiropractors, osteopaths and orthopedic doctors specialize in different things, thus the best health provider for you will depend greatly on your condition or injury. Before making a decision, it is important to understand what chiropractors, osteopaths and orthopedists do and what makes them different from each other so you can easily choose the right health care professional.

Chiropractors

Chiropractors are individuals who treat conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. They are also called DCs or Doctors of Chiropractic. DCs deal with pains and discomfort relating to the bones, muscles, ligaments, joints and nerves. Most of them treat pain conditions in close proximity to the spine. However, they also specialize in musculoskeletal pain on the various extremities of the body.

The profession is well established in the United States and is the third largest health profession field after medicine and dentistry.

What Do Chiropractors Do? The chiropractic approach is non-pharmacological in nature. Professionals make use of their hands or various instruments to manipulate joints, muscles, ligaments and other affected area. Most treatment plans involve several sessions of manipulation.

Aside from manual adjustment and manipulation, they may also provide counseling to their patients. Chiropractors do not prescribe medication, but may usually recommend nutritional supplements or give suggestions on exercise and positive eating habits.

Chiropractor Training. To practice the profession, an individual needs a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree. Achieving this requires 4 years of post-graduate education after obtaining an associate's degree. They will also need at least 500 hours of hands on experience and training for manipulations and adjustments.

Osteopaths

An osteopath or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) is a medical professional who puts emphasis on the body's self-healing ability. Osteopaths advocate a care approach that focuses on the "whole person." They believe that physical problems and abnormalities affect the whole body. To help facilitate the healing process of the body, they make use of manipulative and manual therapy.

What Do Osteopaths Do? Like chiropractors, osteopaths also follow a natural approach to healing. They use a technique called osteopathic manipulative treatment or OMT. This technique allow them to use their hands to diagnose and treat injuries and painful conditions on the joins, ligaments and muscles.

DOs usually employ gentle forms of manipulation such as stretching and application of mild pressure on the affected areas. What makes the practice different from chiropractic is the fact that osteopaths can write prescriptions and do surgical procedures.

Osteopath Training. Obtaining a DO degree also requires 4 years of post graduate study after finishing a 4-year undergraduate degree.The degree requires students to go through at least a year of internship and rotations in hospitals. They can practice, prescribe medication and perform surgeries anywhere in the United States.

Orthopedics

Orthopedists are surgeons that specialize in the musculoskeletal system. While they are surgeons in nature, they do not necessarily use surgery every time. They also employ nonsurgical means to treat muscle and trauma and injuries, degenerative diseases, tumors, infections and congenital disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The labels orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons are often used interchangeably and mean the same thing.

What Do Orthopedists Do? Orthopedic surgeons diagnose and treat various musculoskeletal problems. They diagnose conditions through physical exams, X-rays and other laboratory tests. Majority of the conditions are usually treated with non-surgical procedures like physical therapy, exercises or even pain management methods. In severe cases of pain disorders, orthopedists perform surgical treatments like joint replacement, soft tissue repair and arthroscopy.

In cases that do not require surgical procedure, orthopedists may recommend patients to see physical therapists or osteopaths for therapy or manipulation. Because orthopedic surgeons are Medical Doctors (MDs) by profession, they can write prescriptions for their patients.

Orthopedic Training. Orthopedic surgeons are required to complete a four year undergraduate degree and four years of medical school. Medical school graduates then have to undergo a five-year residency training to specialize in surgery. The five-year training consists of one year for general surgery and four years for orthopedic surgery.

Who Should I See?

Finding the right health care provider can be confusing for first time patients. Who you choose to see will greatly depend on your condition and the kind of approach you prefer. An osteopath is a good choice if you want holistic treatment. If you have acute back pain or pain caused by injury or trauma, a visit to a chiropractor may be a good idea. An orthopedic surgeon, on the other hand, may be recommended for extreme cases of pain or those caused by other underlying physical conditions.

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Fibroids And Apple Cider Vinegar – Will This Work To Shrink Fibroids?

There is a lot of talk about fibroids and apple cider vinegar (ACV) and how ACV can help to shrink fibroids naturally. ACV is one of the most commonly recommended natural remedies for many diseases and conditions. One of the reasons it is a common natural remedy is because it is commonly available in most kitchens, is relatively inexpensive and there are little to no side effects. Despite there being little if any scientific research to support the many health claims of using ACV, this is still a common natural remedy.

Apple Cider Vinegar

As a natural remedy, many people tout the benefits of ACV for a variety of ailments such as diabetes, weight loss, heartburn, psoriasis, dry skin, dry scalp, dry hair, constipation, high cholesterol, nail and ear fungus, arthritis, dandruff , deodorant, kidney stones, warts, jock itch, yeast infection, etc. While there is little to no scientific proof that ACV may work for many of these ailments, you can find many positive testimonials from people who have used ACV to treat any number of ailments.

One thing to remember about scientific research as it relates to many natural remedies is that there is no incentive for vast amounts of money to be spent on researching remedies such as ACV because it will not be possible to patent ACV since it is readily available.

Fibroids and Apple Cider Vinegar

The acidic nature of ACV may explain its effectiveness against many ailments and why it is considered antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral but it also contains various vitamins and minerals that our bodies need as well as enzymes and very important anti-inflammatory properties all of which can help to fight various ailments.

Many Eastern practitioners believe that sickness and disease including fibroids are caused by an acidic nature in the body and helping the body become more alkaline can help to fight off various diseases and conditions and create a healthier body.

It is very important to note that while the acidic nature of ACV is touted for the healing properties when used topically, when taken internally, ACV actually has an alkaline effect in the body by helping to raise the pH level from an acidic one to a more alkaline one which can help the body become healthier.

Toxins in the body can also increase the risk of developing various diseases and conditions including the development of fibroid tumors. Another of the benefits of ACV is that it helps to detoxify the body. Being overweight is another risk factor for fibroid development and ACV can help with weight loss which indirectly helps to fight off various weight related diseases and conditions including fibroids.

These health benefits and many more related to ACV is why many women with fibroids commonly tout its ability to shrink fibroids naturally even in the absence of scientific proof.

How to use apple cider vinegar for fibroids

There isn't a set dosage but many women take one tablespoon or two teaspoons of ACV per day. Because consuming neat ACV (undiluted) can wear at the tooth enamel as well as cause burns to the sensitive areas of the throat and mouth, it is recommended to mix it in a liquid. Most people commonly mix ACV with about 8 ounces of water, tea or milk (soy, almond milk, etc, are better than dairy milk especially for those with fibroids).

Another precaution with ACV is to stay away from ACV supplements because some studies have shown that these supplements can permanently damage the tissue in the esophagus.

Best apple cider vinegar for fibroids

The first recommendation is to of course use ACV and not other types of vinegar (eg white vinegar) because ACV is made from apples which is why it contains most of the vitamins, minerals and trace minerals that our bodies need to be healthy. Other types of vinegar such as white vinegar do not contain a lot of these properties.

Another point to remember is that there are varying processes that are used to make ACV many of which can eliminate most of the beneficial properties of ACV. This is why most of those sold in grocery stores should be avoided for internal use because they are lacking in healthful properties.

The best apple cider vinegar to use as a natural remedy is that which is made from organic apples, that is raw, unfiltered and fermented using traditional methods (unpasteurized). It should also state that it includes the "mother" which is where most of the healthful properties of apple cider vinegar reside.

You can make your own ACV if you do not have easy access to good quality ACV. There are many recipes that you can find online on how to make ACV.

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Fibroids And Apple Cider Vinegar – Will This Work To Shrink Fibroids?

There is a lot of talk about fibroids and apple cider vinegar (ACV) and how ACV can help to shrink fibroids naturally. ACV is one of the most commonly recommended natural remedies for many diseases and conditions. One of the reasons it is a common natural remedy is because it is commonly available in most kitchens, is relatively inexpensive and there are little to no side effects. Despite there being little if any scientific research to support the many health claims of using ACV, this is still a common natural remedy.

Apple Cider Vinegar

As a natural remedy, many people tout the benefits of ACV for a variety of ailments such as diabetes, weight loss, heartburn, psoriasis, dry skin, dry scalp, dry hair, constipation, high cholesterol, nail and ear fungus, arthritis, dandruff , deodorant, kidney stones, warts, jock itch, yeast infection, etc. While there is little to no scientific proof that ACV may work for many of these ailments, you can find many positive testimonials from people who have used ACV to treat any number of ailments.

One thing to remember about scientific research as it relates to many natural remedies is that there is no incentive for vast amounts of money to be spent on researching remedies such as ACV because it will not be possible to patent ACV since it is readily available.

Fibroids and Apple Cider Vinegar

The acidic nature of ACV may explain its effectiveness against many ailments and why it is considered antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral but it also contains various vitamins and minerals that our bodies need as well as enzymes and very important anti-inflammatory properties all of which can help to fight various ailments.

Many Eastern practitioners believe that sickness and disease including fibroids are caused by an acidic nature in the body and helping the body become more alkaline can help to fight off various diseases and conditions and create a healthier body.

It is very important to note that while the acidic nature of ACV is touted for the healing properties when used topically, when taken internally, ACV actually has an alkaline effect in the body by helping to raise the pH level from an acidic one to a more alkaline one which can help the body become healthier.

Toxins in the body can also increase the risk of developing various diseases and conditions including the development of fibroid tumors. Another of the benefits of ACV is that it helps to detoxify the body. Being overweight is another risk factor for fibroid development and ACV can help with weight loss which indirectly helps to fight off various weight related diseases and conditions including fibroids.

These health benefits and many more related to ACV is why many women with fibroids commonly tout its ability to shrink fibroids naturally even in the absence of scientific proof.

How to use apple cider vinegar for fibroids

There isn't a set dosage but many women take one tablespoon or two teaspoons of ACV per day. Because consuming neat ACV (undiluted) can wear at the tooth enamel as well as cause burns to the sensitive areas of the throat and mouth, it is recommended to mix it in a liquid. Most people commonly mix ACV with about 8 ounces of water, tea or milk (soy, almond milk, etc, are better than dairy milk especially for those with fibroids).

Another precaution with ACV is to stay away from ACV supplements because some studies have shown that these supplements can permanently damage the tissue in the esophagus.

Best apple cider vinegar for fibroids

The first recommendation is to of course use ACV and not other types of vinegar (eg white vinegar) because ACV is made from apples which is why it contains most of the vitamins, minerals and trace minerals that our bodies need to be healthy. Other types of vinegar such as white vinegar do not contain a lot of these properties.

Another point to remember is that there are varying processes that are used to make ACV many of which can eliminate most of the beneficial properties of ACV. This is why most of those sold in grocery stores should be avoided for internal use because they are lacking in healthful properties.

The best apple cider vinegar to use as a natural remedy is that which is made from organic apples, that is raw, unfiltered and fermented using traditional methods (unpasteurized). It should also state that it includes the "mother" which is where most of the healthful properties of apple cider vinegar reside.

You can make your own ACV if you do not have easy access to good quality ACV. There are many recipes that you can find online on how to make ACV.

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Can Exercise Actually Reduce Excessive Sweating?

If you suffer from excessive sweating, or hyperhydrosis, you probably try to avoid situations that will make you sweat even more. For example, exercise is notorious for making people sweat. But if you avoid exercise altogether, you could be missing out on benefits that will actually reduce your symptoms.

One instance where exercise can help reduce excessive sweating is when your condition is related to toxins in your body. Sweating is one way the body tries to eliminate these toxins and this is a natural process. However, this is probably little comfort if your body sweats out the toxins as you try to go about your daily life. So wouldn't it be better to give your body a little help in getting rid of its toxins during regular exercise sessions? This way, you take the pressure of your body to sweat them out during less appropriate times.

Another occasion when exercise can improve excessive sweating symptoms is when the condition is linked to your weight. There is a connection between being overweight and an increased level of sweating. It follows then, that as you get closer to your ideal weight, you will automatically reduce symptoms of being overweight (one of which is excessive sweating). If you're not sure if your symptoms are linked to you weight – and you are overweight – losing weight will be a healthy experiment which just might deliver the answer to your problem. (Plus you will get to enjoy all the other benefits that come with losing excess weight, such as more confidence, energy, fitness etc …)

Hyperhydrosis, or excessive sweating, occurs because of a malfunction somewhere in the body. Part of the problem can be knowing what triggers this malfunction. Whatever the cause, though, if you strive for a healthy and well-functioning body, there's a good chance that this will effect whatever is making you sweat excessively. So, by ensuring you get regular exercise, by keeping your body fit and active, you are helping it to work more efficiently. And the better you look after our body, the better it will be at looking after you (and the less likely it is to let you down). Exercise is a great way to show your body that you care.

Another benefit of a fit and healthy body is an efficient metabolism. This can be doubly effective for sufferers of excessive sweating. Firstly, your body will burn more calories, even when resting, thus helping you to lose excess weight. Secondly, excessive sweating can be a symptom of food intolerances or nutrition issues. So, if you strengthen your digestive system, your body is better able to cope with these intolerances and thus less likely to 'malfunction'.

Exercise is also a notorious stress-buster. So if your excessive sweating symptoms are stress-related, exercise can help to release your residual stress. This will be very beneficial for your health but also, when you deal with your stress in a positive way, you're better placed to cope with stressful situations in the future. This should reduce any tendencies to over-react and the subsequent symptoms that occur (ie sweating).

There's another great reason to make exercise part of your solution to excessive sweating – it makes you feel good! Exercise causes the brain to release endorphins into your body. These hormones make you feel happy. This is why some people get addicted to exercise – they love the endorphin rush. But also, endorphins, and being happy, are good for your health. So you get an overall boost to your well-being that has positive effects long after you finish exercising.

Finally, it is socially acceptable to get hot and sweaty during a workout. Exercise makes everyone sweat. In any gym you will see people sweating profusely – without worrying what others will think. There is even a theory that fit people sweat more than unfit people. So during exercise is one time you can stop worrying about how much you sweat. Then you can relax and know that you are improving your health, your happiness and there's a good chance you'll be reducing your excessive sweating problem too.

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