Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Janey Loves The Pelvic Toner

A new survey reveals that Helena Bonham Carter is not alone in confessing to weak bladder problems (stress incontinence) after childbirth...If only she knew about The PelvicToner !

You may have read the interview recently with leading actress Helena Bonham Carter where she admitted needing to wear nappies on the set of Harry Potter due to her pelvic floor muscles being so weak after the birth of her second child.    Childbirth can have a dramatic and damaging effect on your body, and my recent You and Your Body after childbirth survey revealed that over 50 per cent of new mums have experienced embarrassing leaks !

These embarrassing urine leaks can occur when they laugh, cough, sneeze or exercise. This is called stress incontinence and occurs because the pelvic floor muscles have been stretched and weakened by the birth process. Coughing, sneezing etc put pressure (stress) on the bladder and because the supporting pelvic floor muscles are weakened this leads to unexpected and embarrassing leakage.

The problem may not appear immediately but many mums notice it particularly when they begin rough and tumble games with their toddler. Playing on trampolines or bouncy castles can be especially stressful!
Problems caused by childbirth will not go away unless you take positive action to improve the strength of your pelvic floor.  Do nothing and when your muscles begin to naturally lose muscle tone, during and after the menopause, then the problem will get worse. Half of women over the age of 50 suffer from stress incontinence.

Doctors know that in 80% of cases stress incontinence can be cured just by doing effective exercises to strengthen your muscles. The Pelvic Toner has been proven in clinical trials and is available from your GP on prescription. - free of charge if you hold a Maternity Exemption Certificate.
It's a simple and effective exercise device that helps you confidently identify the correct muscles that you need to exercise, it then makes your exercise particularly effective by encouraging you to squeeze against a slight resistance provided by springs inside the device.

Just 5 minutes of exercise 3 or 4 times a week can have a dramatic impact on your quality of life.
Most users  report that tighter vaginal muscles have another very beneficial effect and help restore intimate contact and sexual pleasure for both you and your partner especially after childbirth and the menopause.
Ask your doctor, or get The PelvicToner from www.pelvictoner.co.uk

Friday, 13 April 2012

Janey Loves Syno Vital from Modern Herbals


I'm a big fan of Modern Herbals and am trialling their Syno Vital Hyoloronan  supplements.      Hyaluronan is known as ‘nature’s moisturizer.   Hyaluronan could be described as the very glue which holds our body together, its a universal component of the spaces between the cells of body tissues (extracellular space)       Hyaluronan is a natural component of cartilidge and joint fluid.

Hyaluronan plays an important role in tissue hydration, lubrication, and cellular function, and holds more water than any other substance.  Hyaluronan is in the family of ‘glycosaminogylcans’, but due to it’s unique restorative ability, it will often provide improvement, where glucosamine and chondroitin have failed to do so.

It works through several mechanisms of action including restoration of more normal synovial fluid with improved viscoelasticity , effects on biosynthesis and degradation, anti-inflammatory effects, and direct analgesic effects. This is the most important effect it has for athletes.

 Hyaluronan is a special protein that is the normal lubricant in human joints. When present in a joint, even a joint with minimal or no cartilage, it can provide a cushion effect.

According to research, taken daily HA helps rebuild the “pillow” of fluid that cushions joints for fully 97%  people who try it, and experts say it may even stimulate the repair  joint cartilage, the natural padding at the end of the bones. Hyaluronan makes up 80% of the human eye, of the healthy vitreous collagen 92% is Hyaluronic Acid, whilst only 8% is chondroitin sulphate.

Hyaluronan breakdown can result in what are called floaters, clumps of protein in the vitreous body that interfere with light travelling through the eye.

Degraded HA makes the eye prone to floaters and retinal detachment.

Hyaluronan, depletes from the age of 40 years, and then by the age of  60 we lose 150mgs per day, this is when ageing accelarates.

Syno-Vital hyaluronan supplement is the higest grade HMW HA, The old adage… “we are not what we eat ! but what we absorb and assimilate” Is absolutely true, especially with Hyaluronan supplementation.

ABC news went to Yuzurihara to discover their anti-aging secret. Dr Toyosuke Komori the town Doctor had been studying this population for over 60 years. He noted that there never been a case of skin cancer in
Yuzurihara and one woman in her 90’s had flawless skin. Few people developed age-related problems such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer. Dr Komori attributed the longevity and good health of the residents of Yuzurihara to a substance called Hyaluronic acid. (ABC News Nov.2, 2000).