When To Use Organic Skin Care Products

Organic and natural skin care products claim to bring benefits to your skin. Without any harmful preservatives and additives, the industry of organic and natural skin care products has produced some fantastic products that can help your body and not harm it. Here you have 10 reasons why we should buy organic and natural skin care products to keep you healthy.

1. Organic skin care products are safe to use because the ingredients come from natural plant based materials and leave out the synthetic chemicals. Keep in mind not to get tricked by the label, what I am trying to say is that, a label on any product like moisturizer, face masks, essential oils, rubs, and creams that are for sale declaring the product is organic can mean different things depending on the type of certification the product has. So read it carefully.

2. Organic skin care means we are getting a product that is free from or has dramatically reduced amounts of chemicals in the products. This can be done in different ways: from the farming process of growing the botanical ingredients to the factory processes there should be no chemicals or genetically modified botanical plant material in any of the products.On a side note, keep in mind that if they are truly organic their shelf life is cut in half from synthetic chemical based products, for the obvious reasons. This is one way to check the authenticity of organic products, by checking the expiration date.

3. The term organic refers to an item that has very dew to no chemical residue in the growing and processing of botanical materials and is not modified genetically or use with potential toxins.

4. Certified organic on the other hand, indicates the concentration of organic botanical materials within a product. We are talking about skin care products that are produced in a way that conforms to certain standards.

5. The way to know if a Skin care product is Organic and Natural is by checking evidence on the packaging, such as the Certified Organic logo on the product, labeling – 100% Organic or not, natural ingredients are in the title of the product synthetic ones just put natural and not the real ingredients, e. g. banana and avocado mask vs natural face mask. The trick/secret here is to keep your eyes open for the details.  One product in particular,  Nufinity Anti Aging skin cream, is 100% natural and great on all types of complexions.

6. Organic and natural skin care is a safe way of looking after your skin and treating any skin problems. While also helping to conserve and protect the environment.

7. Did you know that by buying organic and natural products we are helping to lower the impact on the earth and the environment. Organic farmers could use less energy, less water resources, and no pesticides, because they don’t have to apply the same farming commercial farming practice.

8. Availability is not a problem since there are lots of natural and organic stores that stock natural skin care and hair care and cosmetic products. Almost everywhere you go there seems to be another online shop and website popped up around the corner.

9. You can use natural and organic skin care products when ever you like. There are no restrictions as to when you can use natural and organic products. They will have a shorter shelf life due to fresh ingredients being used. However this should only be a good reason as it demonstrates a quality product.

10. The way skin care products benefit your skin and health is obvious. For example, hair care and cosmetics is arguably healthier than its synthetic counterparts, at the same time organic skin care is gentler and healthier for our bodies when comparing to the non-organic products.

Lastly, remember that a label of “organic” does not automatically mean “healthier. ” An organic skin care cream may not have artificial flavors and may not contain the same toxins as a conventional skin care cream, but the organic skin care can still contain non-organic ingredients if they are using only partially organically grown ingredients.

Cleaning Tips, How To Clean Wood, Laminate Floors

PLEASE NOTE: With any of these methods, it’s important to follow all directions printed on the package. Some waxes build up over time and must be removed to achieve expected results with any new product you decide to use. You can also refer to the usage directions listed in the individual product sections in other areas of this website.

Yes, Pledge® furniture sprays and Pledge® Wipes can be used on antique furniture if the furniture has a sealed surface. Do not use either product if the surface is cracked, or if you are in the process of refinishing the surface. When using Pledge® furniture sprays or Pledge® Wipes on old or unknown furniture finishes, test on an inconspicuous area first.

One of our customers wrote in with this: I recently inherited my Great-Grandpa’s radio… I decided I should give it a good cleaning. The light-gray wood changed to a beautiful dark-cherry color, all with Pledge. I love having this piece back in my home and will cherish it for a long time.” You can read the whole story here.

PLEASE NOTE: With any of these methods, it’s important to follow all directions printed on the package. Some finishes build up over time and must be removed periodically to achieve the desired results. You can also refer to the usage directions listed in the individual product sections in other areas of this website.

Pledge® furniture spray and Pledge® Wipes can be used on all sealed wood surfaces such as pine, maple, oak, and walnut, as well as other sealed surfaces such as cabinets, paneling, baseboards, vinyl, marble, Formica® and leather. Formica® is a trademark of the Formica Corporation.

Before using, it’s important to shake the Pledge® furniture spray can well. The propellant and product must be mixed well to allow proper dispensing. Also, hold the can as close to upright as possible while spraying. Aerosol cans may occasionally clog because of the angle at which they’re sprayed, or through lack of use. If you find you’re having recurring problems, try holding the can upright and spraying directly into your dusting cloth.

To unclog the nozzle, try running it under warm water for a few seconds, then spray a few test sprays. If it’s still clogged, try cleaning the nozzle with a rag soaked in warm water.

How can I prevent streaks or dullness when I use Pledge® FloorCare Multi Surface Squirt & Mop?

Be sure that the floor is thoroughly cleaned of debris (dusted, vacuumed) prior to using Pledge® FloorCare Multi Surface Squirt & Mop Apply an even coat of Pledge® FloorCare Multi Surface Squirt & Mop. Be sure the floor and your sponge mop are free from any cleaner residue. Be sure to scrub to remove the previous coat of cleaner from the floor.

No, as they are a disposable product. Do not place used Pledge® Multi Surface Wipes back in pouch.

For no-wax floor surfaces like vinyl and linoleum, or for ceramic tile, use Pledge® FloorCare Multi Surface Squirt & Mop for everyday cleaning. No mixing or diluting needed. For an extra-strength deep clean, mix 1/2 cup of Pledge® FloorCare Multi Surface Concentrated Cleaner with a gallon of warm water. For a durable, transparent, long-lasting shine, you can follow up with Pledge® FloorCare Finish

PLEASE NOTE: With any of these methods, it’s important to follow all directions printed on the package. Some finishes may build up over time and must be removed periodically to achieve the desired results. You can also refer to the usage directions listed in the individual product sections in other areas of this website.

Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair is quick and easy. Just slide the Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair side-to-side in short strokes (8-12 inches in each direction). Simply throw the sweeper away when full. The Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair is full when it picks up no more hair.

For sealed wood furniture:

  • Pour a small amount of mineral spirits onto the surface. Caution: Do not let mineral spirits run or drip off surface.
  • Use a clean, folded cloth and circular washing motion to clean the surface.
  • Wipe surface dry immediately with another clean cloth.
  • Continue cleaning section by section until all wax, polish or soil has been removed.
  • Change cloths frequently to avoid re-depositing the wax, polish or soil.
  • You can re-use SC Johnson® One Step after this. Re-wax or re-polish, if desired, to restore shine and protection.

For sealed wood floors:

  • Pour the mineral spirits on a 2 sq ft area.
  • Use a clean, folded cloth and circular washing motion to clean floor.
  • Wipe floor dry immediately with another clean cloth.
  • Continue cleaning section by section until all wax/soil are removed.
  • Change cloths frequently to avoid redepositing the wax/soil.
  • You can use SC Johnson® One Step after this. Re-wax or re-polish, if desired, to restore shine and protection.

Just about any Pledge® furniture spray can be used to effectively clean and shine stainless steel. For example, Pledge® Lemon Clean Furniture Spray goes effortlessly from wood to stainless steel. No need to switch cleaners.

If you’re also cleaning other surfaces, such as glass, plastic, porcelain or electronics, you may find it more efficient to go with a multi surface cleaner like Pledge® Specialty Surfaces Furniture Spray , Pledge® Multi Surface Everyday Cleaner or Pledge® Multi Surface Everyday Wipes These popular options can even clean your sealed wood surfaces. Be sure to follow the directions on the package, or you can also refer to the directions listed with the individual product information offered on this website.

Pledge® Revitalizing Oil has a convenient trigger sprayer. Hold the container upright and spray directly onto the surface. Using a dry cloth, rub along the grain of the wood. Wait 30 seconds and then wipe off excess to create a deep, clean luster. For heavy wax build-up left over from other products, let stand 5 minutes before wiping. Repeat if necessary. If the finish is unknown, first test on an inconspicuous area to check results.

Pledge® FloorCare Wood Squirt & Mop is a water-based formula and is compatible with most products. However, if you’re uncertain, we recommend you test first in an inconspicuous area.

  • Wood
  • Laminate
  • Marble
  • Granite
  • Plastic
  • Porcelain
  • Glass
  • Electronics

Here’s what a happy customer had to say: Pledge’s Multi Surface cleaner has worked beautifully on everything I’ve tried it on so far. Electronics, glass, counters, and even wood. I love that I have yet to see a streak…” Read the whole testimonial here.

No, Pledge® Wipes and packaging are not recyclable. Discard used wipes by placing them in the trash. Do not flush Pledge® Wipes down the toilet.

For sealed wood furniture:

  • Pour a small amount of mineral spirits onto the surface.
  • Caution: Do not let mineral spirits run or drip off surface.
  • Use a clean, folded cloth and circular washing motion to clean the surface.
  • Wipe surface dry immediately with another clean cloth.
  • Continue cleaning section by section until all wax, polish or soil has been removed.
  • Change cloths frequently to avoid re-depositing the wax, polish or soil.
  • Can re-use SC Johnson® Paste Wax after this. Re-wax or re-polish, if desired, to restore shine and protection.

For sealed wood furniture:

  • Pour the mineral spirits on a 2 sq ft area.
  • Use a clean, folded cloth and circular washing motion to clean floor.
  • Wipe floor dry immediately with another clean cloth.
  • Continue cleaning section by section until all wax/soil has been removed.
  • Change cloths frequently to avoid re-depositing the wax/soil.
  • You can use SC Johnson® Paste Wax after this. Re-wax or re-polish, if desired, to restore shine and protection.

For wood cabinets, you have great options to choose from. Pledge® Extra Moisturizing Furniture Spray conditions and nourishes wood and enhances its natural beauty, and Pledge® Revitalizing Oil with Natural Orange Oil contains special conditioners along with natural orange oil to clean and revitalize your wood. These products are equally effective when it comes to cleaning wood kitchen tables and chairs, and they leave behind a beautiful shine.

With Pledge® Revitalizing Oil with Natural Orange Oil, spray directly onto the surface, then rub along the grain of the wood using a dry cloth. Wait 30 seconds and then wipe off excess to create a deep, clean luster. For heavy wax buildup from other products, let Pledge® Revitalizing Oil with Natural Orange Oil stand 5 minutes before wiping, and please be sure to follow the directions printed on the package of whichever product you choose.

This product was renamed in 2013. It is now Pledge® FloorCare Finish. Don’t worry—it’s still the same great formula it and still provides that durable, long-lasting shine; it just has a new name. You should be able to find it in your local grocery or home needs stores.

Yes, the can is aluminum.

Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair is recommended for use in/on:

  • Bedspreads
  • Microfiber
  • Pillows
  • Suede
  • Upholstery – loosened fabric will need to be pulled tight to ensure effective pick up.
  • Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair is not recommended for use on
  • Animals
  • Leather
  • Vinyl
  • Do not use wet. Do not use with any liquid

First, clean your home from top to bottom, literally. Any dirt and dust that escapes your dust cloth will drift downward, where you can sweep or vacuum it up later. Second, dust with products like the Pledge® Multi Surface Duster or Pledge® Dust & Allergen Dry Cloths These products are made to grab and trap dust and allergens (instead of just pushing them to another place).

No. Streaks can occur when switching between oil and wax polishes. Pledge® is wax free and leaves a streak-free shine when used according to the directions.

Where can I find coupons for Pledge® products?

Check out current coupons on the Right@Home® special offers page: You can also find offers there for other trusted SC Johnson products.

PLEASE NOTE: Pledge® product coupons may not always be available.

We recommend not using it on your clothing. It will not harm clothing. However, Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair works best on tight fabrics (like upholstered furniture). Clothing is too loose and does not allow for effective pick up.

All Pledge® aerosol cleaners, with the exception of Pledge® Multi Surface cleaners, contain silicone. For a listing of the ingredients in Pledge® products, as well as the other products in the SC Johnson family, please visit us at You’re also welcome to call us at 1-800-494-4855 if you’d like our help in finding a product that’s right for you and your home.

Pledge® Multi Surface Everyday Cleaner contains a pH change balanced formula while most glass cleaners and All Purpose Cleaners contain a higher pH formula that can dull or damage wood over time.

On average, the Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair is used up in five weeks. For heavy shedding dogs/cats, it is used up in about three weeks.

Pledge® FloorCare Wood Squirt & Mop is great to use on sealed wood surfaces and laminate. You should test in an inconspicuous area before using on unsealed wood surfaces; some floors may be water sensitive.

Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair picks up as much pet hair as 145 lint roller sheets (about 2-3 lint rollers).

For increased shine and protection, a second coat of Pledge® FloorCare Finish may be applied. Allow 8 hours between applications.

First time users should thoroughly clean their floor with a solution of 1 cup ammonia and 1/4 cup Pledge® FloorCare Multi Surface Concentrated Cleaner in 1/2 gallon cool water. Then rinse your floor with clean water.

Pledge® FloorCare Finish should be removed from your floor every 6 to 8 applications, or annually, with a solution of 1 cup ammonia and 1/4 cup Pledge® FloorCare Multi Surface Concentrated Cleaner in 1/2 gallon cool water. Then rinse your floor with clean water.

For vinyl, sealed ceramic tile or sealed stone floors, use Pledge® FloorCare Finish.

No – when the Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair is full, it should be thrown away.

  • Vinyl
  • Linoleum
  • Sealed Ceramic
  • Sealed Stone
  • Pledge® FloorCare Multi Surface Squirt & Mop is not recommended for use on cork, terrazzo or wood floors, or on unsealed ceramic or unsealed stone surfaces.
  • Pledge® FloorCare Finish is an acrylic floor finish for no-wax and regular floors. It provides long-lasting acrylic protection.
  • Vinyl
  • Sealed Stone

Pledge® FloorCare Finish is not recommended for use on vinyl laminate flooring, cork floors, Mexican tile, unsealed ceramic tile or wood floors.

It is recommended not to wash or rinse the rollers. There is no cleaning necessary as it is disposable. If pet hair builds up on the rollers, move to a clean area of fabric and sweep side-to-side again.

SC Johnson® One Step No Buff is great for sealed wood and cork floors, as well as other fine wood surfaces, such as wood furniture and wood paneling.

SC Johnson® One Step No Buff is not recommended for use on vinyl laminate flooring or asphalt tiles or as a hardwood flooring cleaner.

SC Johnson® Paste Wax is an original blend of hard-finish waxes, including Carnauba, that provides a rich, satiny luster to a variety of household surfaces. This cleaning product gives lasting beauty and protection to all sealed wood, metal, leather, plastic, cork and vinyl surfaces. It’s excellent for antique furniture and worn or damaged wood.

SC Johnson® Paste Wax is not recommended for use on vinyl laminate flooring, rubber or asphalt surfaces, or painted furniture or floors.

Pledge® FloorCare Multi Surface Concentrated Cleaner is an oil-free household cleaning product specially formulated to powerfully—but safely—clean your floor, leaving nothing but a natural luster and a fresh citrus fragrance.

Yes – Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair picks up as much pet hair as 145 sticky roller sheets. This is equal to about 2-3 lint rollers. The average price for one lint roller (approximately 70 sheets) is $3.99 vs. one Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair at $4.99.

Note: Lint rollers come in various sizes and sheet quantities. Check at your specific retailer to compare exact price value.

Choosing The Right Speakers For Your Home Theater

I’ve been thinking about building a nice home theater system for some time now.  I realize that here are many components that need to be considered in order to provide a state of the art experience. Among the most important components in a home user system is the use of a television or the viewing screen.  As with anything, there are many choices that can be considered and will satisfy the viewer and their friends.  Here’s just a few of the things I’ve learned along my journey to put together a great home theater.

For example, an individual may choose to go with a large plasma screen TV or may want to use LCD technology that brings about high definition capability.  In addition, the individual may choose to just simply install a large viewing screen and the images can be projected onto the screen using other audiovisual equipment.  Also, when it comes to selecting these types of viewing components, it is important to do one’s homework as well as purchase the right size of viewing screen.   A right sized viewing screen should be in proportion to the room that is being considered for the home theater system.

The purchase and installation of home computer speakers is the another major component for experiencing an optimal home theater.  Therefore, it is important to understand what type of home theater speakers are available and how to go about getting the best speakers that match the intent of the home theater.

Types of Home Theater Speakers

There are many type of home theater speakers available to the individual who is wishing to add or upgrade to their speaker system.  Therefore, it is important to do one’s homework and research prior to the purchase of any home theater speaker system.

Specifically, it would be important to search the Internet and to find out what sort of speaker systems are available and what the speaker systems entail.  For example, there are front speakers, a center channel speaker and speakers that can be placed in various parts of the room.  Some of these speaker systems contain all of these components or sometimes the individual needs to add on speakers to their home entertainment system.  Additionally, some of these speakers can be large in appearance and freestanding or some of the speakers can be small, but powerful, and put on shelves.

In addition, it is important to determine what the wattage is that the individual is looking for.  Specifically, the wattage output of the speakers

How to Shop for the Best Home Theater Speakers

The best way to shop for home theater speakers is to actually go to an electronic store or to a friend’s or relative’s home that has a home theater speaker system.  The advantage of actually listening to a quality speaker system is that the individual can get a sense of what the capacity of a speaker system can do and decide for themselves what they want based on this first-hand audio entertainment experience.

Once this has been established the individual knows what they are looking for and then can shop in a more experienced fashion.  Specifically they may want to have a certain amount of power to attain the level of sound that they are wanting, determine whether they want to utilize wireless speakers, etc.

In addition, it is important to read customer reviews of certain home theater speaker systems that the consumer is focusing in on.  Also, once a speaker system has been decided upon then it is important to get the best financial deal on the purchase of this set of home theater speakers.  Wireless bluetooth speakers are also an option, but may not have the same definition as a good wired set.   Therefore, the individual can conduct comparison-shopping.

Buying your home theater in a box can be an important first step in recreating the ambiance of the original cinema hall. You will however need to make an effort as well as expend some amount of energy in adjusting your system in order to get the best sound. After having purchased your home theater in a box, you will then need to decide on how to improve the quality of sound of your newly acquired system.

Start Up By Navigating Your Set-Up Menus

You should start out by navigating the speaker set-up menus and start off by considering the setup options pertaining to your audio/video receiver. You must ensure that your speaker sizes are properly set for all of your speakers are they left, right, center as well as surround speakers. Then, you should make the sound levels the same across all your speakers, and you can use the receiver to send out test tones to adjust the levels and keep the loudness levels constant across all of the speakers.

You will also need to adjust your home theater in a box by ensuring that the cables are positioned properly. Remember not to get too excited with your purchase that can cause you to get your wiring all mixed up. You must, along with checking your setup, ensure that the test tones are what you want as emitted by the proper speakers.

Another important chore you need to do after purchasing your home theater in a box is to adjust the bass as well as crossover controls, which can often be dependent on whether you have bought satellite speakers, or not. Small speakers will need adjusting of the sub woofer’s bass to a midrange or even higher level, and large speakers will warrant setting the sub-woofer’s bass to the lower limits. You may also want to reposition the sub woofer close to the front speaker to ensure smooth bass sound.

Your home theater in a box may be very unique, but it will still require optimum positioning of the speakers, in which the front speakers and tweeters must be placed as close to the ear level as possible. In addition, remember to place the left as well as right speakers at equal distance from the listener, and also point your corner speakers in the direction of the listener.

If your home theater in a box uses factory wiring, you would be well advised to use the higher end cables to obtain better quality of sound because the quality amplifier that you bought and the matching speakers may not come with proper cabling. Though you end up saving on cost, the quality of sound too may fall short of expectations. You should thus opt for cabling that has solid gold connectors and does not have braided wires that should also not be less than 16 gauges thick.

The bottom line is that with adjustments and tweaking you can get the most out of your home theater in a box, and after some amount of trial and error, you should get optimum outputs and more enjoyment.


Many people are looking for home theater systems that will make watching TV, movies, and listening to DVD’s an incredible experience from the comfort of their own homes.  Since this has become a popular audio visual item for the home there are several companies that have put out home theater systems.  When shopping for the right system people might become overwhelmed by the amount of home theater systems on the market.  Trying to choose the best system can be very time consuming and frustrating.One way to eliminate some of the frustration is to narrow the field of systems by choosing a trustworthy and reliable brand and looking at the options within that specific brand.  Sony is a brand that people have found always offers quality electronics.

One Sony home theater system that stands out above the rest is the Platinum Dream Theater Home system.  The Platinum Dream Theater Home system is the top of the line for home theater systems.  This system is fully modern with all the cutting edge technology.  The Platinum DVD Dream Theater Home system DAV-LF1H comes with an integrated top loading DVD/CD player that is the most modern of technologies including wireless rear speakers.The system has flat speakers to match a plasma or flat screen TV or monitor.  Many accessories make this system an optimal choice for a home theater system.  The system is not inexpensive running about two thousand dollars but will prove to be a great pick.

Other Dream Theater Home Systems

If the price of the DAV-LF1H model is over the budget of the customer Sony does offer some other choices for the Dream Theater Home System.  The DAV-X1, DAV-X1V, and DAV-FX900W Dream Theater Home Systems all cost several hundred dollars less than the Platinum but still offer the great Sony name with several choice options.  These systems will all perform exceptionally and provide great satisfaction for the customer.Of course, the higher end models will have more options and accessories but even the base model will provide a great theater home system.

For people who really want the top end models but can not afford them there is a great option from www.sonystyle.com. This sight offers refurbished models of the Dream Theater Home systems at greatly reduced prices.  Because the system is refurbished by Sony the customer can know that they are getting the next best thing to a new system.  There may not be a large selection of refurbished models but there should be a model that will satisfy any customer.


Most people don’t understand that the home theater experience is about more than just the size of your television set. There are many companies that offer design advice for your home theater system, but you are the only one that can make certain that your custom home theater is just right for you and your family.

Do-It-Yourself Design

Many interior decorators offer their services to those wanting home theaters, but I have always believed that a do-it-yourself approach is best when customizing your home theater. There are many different things to consider when you decide to create your own custom home theater, things like size of room, lighting, seating, and equipment. Some homes may not offer a very large space to use for your theater, so you will have to adjust your equipment purchases accordingly.

You will also need to decide what type of seating arrangement you want for you custom home theater. There are numerous options, everything from simple couches and loungers, to movie theater-style seating that reclines. Obviously, the simpler you go for the seating in your custom home theater, the more money you will save; but because you will want to be able to sit comfortably for several hours on whatever you choose, you may decide that the money spent on theater-style seating is well worth the expense.

When designing your custom home theater, you should decide whether you want a larger picture or better quality sound. Both large screen television sets and high end sounds systems can be very expensive, so it is important to decide which you would rather invest in for your custom home theater. If you are on a limited budget, you can have great quality in both your sound and picture, but you may have to scale back the size of your custom home theater.

Professional Install

Many interior decorators now offer their services to those wanting a custom home theater. Unfortunately, unless you have a large budget to work with, this can become very expensive. Unless you are looking to create a custom home theater on a very grand scale, you will probably be better off designing your own. There is a wealth of information to be found on the internet on how to design your own custom home theater.

Regardless of whether you choose to design your home theater, or hire an interior decorator to design it for you, building a custom home theater can provide years of movie enjoyment.


The modern home theater receiver is sometimes called the AV receiver as well as Surround Sound Receiver and it does in fact form the very center of every good home theater system as it is an item that provides virtually every input and output connection that will help get your home theater system up and running. The AV receiver will, in most cases, provide you with a cost efficient and easy means of centralizing your home theater system and it also offers certain functions that make a home theater system tick and which are certainly worth learning more about.

The Tuner Or Home Theater Receiver

The tuner is the first function in your home theater receiver and it of course usually means that you will be able to tune into AM and FM stations and you can even use the XM or Internet Radio.

A major function provided by a home theater receiver is that it works as a pre-amplifier that in turn helps to control the audio or video source that you, the user, select. This also implies that the AV receiver will process incoming surround and stereo sound signals and further relay sound to channels and to the subwoofer. And, when you play something using a DVD player the home theater receiver routes the signals to the TV.

A third important function provided by the home theater receiver is its ability to act as a multi-channel built-in amplifier that sends surround sound signals as well as power to the various home theater speakers.

When you check advertisements about the home theater receiver you will find that a lot of emphasis is placed on wattage. If you go by such ads you would in most cases come to expect that higher wattage means higher volume. However, this is not always the case and so before you go ahead and buy your home theater receiver based on its wattage makes sure to first find out more about terms such as decibels and distortion and signal-to-noise ratio as too continuous power. Once you understand these terms you will then be in a much better position to decide which home theater receiver is best suited for your needs and budget.

When it concerns the home theater receiver, the competition is certainly very stiff. If you want to learn which the best home theater receiver is then you must look at a few choice options. These options include the Denon AVR-3808CI and the Sony STR-DG920 as too the Onkyo TX-SR607 – each of which has many outstanding features that help to make them the most sought after home theater receivers on the market today.

If you want to be able to watch movies and listen to music just like you’re at the movie theater or in a concert hall; and you want it all in your own living room, you need a home theater system. You can get a home theater system at your local electronics store or you can get it online. A home theater system will give you complete control over your entertainment needs and the individual components are often so powerful that you’ll never go back to a regular TV or stereo again. As far as pricing, this can vary as there are different models and components. It’s all up to you as to what you want to add to your home theater system.

Shopping for Home Theater System

Before you head out and get a dvd home theater system, or stereo system, or any other type of home theater system, you need to have a budget in mind. Don’t just expect to go to the store and figure you’ll decide once you get there how much you’re going to spend. That’s how you get into trouble. Once you see how much there is to add to your home theater system, and once you see how persuasive the sales people can be, it can be very easy to max out your credit cards on the ultimate home theater system. Therefore, do your research and make sure you know how much everything costs before you shell out big bucks for a lot of components you may not ever use. You can do your own research by shopping online and comparing prices.

What You Need In A Home Theater System

While you’re comparing prices, you’ll also want to think about what you want in your home theater system. Do you want a DVD player, a flat screen TV, a stereo system, or all of the above? Do you want surround sound speakers? Do you want theater seats with speakers built in? As you can see there is no limit to the amount of components you can add to your home theater system. The more you add the more awesome your home theater system will be. It’s also much more expensive. You don’t need a lot of components to have a really great home theater system but it’s all up to you and how much you can spend.

Setting up your home theater system is very easy. The components are usually very user friendly and you usually just have to plug each component into the other. You’ll be glad you got your home theater system once it’s set up and ready to go and remember you can always add more components as time goes by; you don’t need to get everything up front just to be able to enjoy a theater experience right in the comfort of your own home.

Tags: a flat screen TV, a stereo system, dvd home theater system, DVD player, home theater systemTuesday, July 21st, 2009Home Theater

When looking for a home theater system, some shoppers want to buy everything in one box without doing any research.  While it is true that you can find some cheap home theater systems in a box, you really should consider exactly what you are getting for your money.  Although you might like the price, you might grow tired of their performance in a short amount of time.  You can also find very high quality home theater packages available in a box or package but their prices will be a bit higher as you might expect.

Generally speaking, when you are shopping for a home theater system, you want a system with surround sound. This will give you what you want if you are looking for the same sound you get when you go to the movies. There are many of these packages out there, and they should not be that hard to find. Just visit any electronics store to find this type of theater system package. There are usually systems in any price range, so shop around before you buy.

These home theater speaker systems will have at least five speakers. The center channel speaker goes above your TV screen, and you should also have a bass speaker or subwoofer that should anywhere in the room. Most speaker systems have two front channel speakers ranging from small satellite style to full size tower speakers, and well as two satellite speakers which should be mounted in the rear, just above your head level. Those rear satellite speakers are important parts of home theater systems. They produce the background noises and voices that creates the surround sound illusion and enhances your listening experience from what you are normally used to hearing when watching television and movies at home.

The basic and inexpensive home theater systems might serve you well for simple home theater enjoyment. Today some home owners are adding special media rooms. When spending a substantial amount of money for a home theater, you really should seriously consider the quality of speakers and components you select. Remember the old saying: “you get what you pay for.”  This is especially true in the field of home theater speakers. It is easy to find small satellite less then 6″ in size to full size tower speakers.  While some satellite speakers perform very nicely, there are others that are tinny and less that satisfactory.  Smart shoppers will want to satisfy their audio needs on their first purchase.  Unfortunately some home owners buy inadequate-inexpensive speakers only to come back in a couple months to purchase better sounding speakers. You should click through and read the entire article before buying your home theater system.


Healthy Weight Loss vs. Quick Results

Losing Weight Quickly?  We’ve All Heard That Before

Lord knows I’ve tried my share of diets and weight loss schemes.  When you’re desperate to drop some pounds you’ll do just about anything, even make stupid decisions that could be detrimental to your health. There isn’t a magic formula or pill for quick weight loss, though there are basic concepts which tend to be forgotten in the name of an easy, quick fix to obtain weight loss. Having a strong foundation of these basic concepts will help to hasten the weight loss process. Weight loss isn’t easy and certainly isn’t for the faint of heart. Therefore, a strong commitment and motivation for weight loss and a healthier “you” must be established. Finding and following a diet plan to reach your weight loss goal is inevitably a key player in the weight loss equation. After all, it always goes back to calories consumed must be less than calories used for weight loss to occur. Keeping this thought in mind as your framework for weight loss, why not consider other pieces to the puzzle that might act as catalysts to losing weight quicker. Take a look at the tips below and see if there are any you might want to add. The more you can incorporate, the quicker the weight loss.

Weight-LossTips for Weight Loss

1. Determine how many calories you need each day to achieve weight loss.

2. Consume 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

3. Learn about portion control and practice it!

4. Six small meals consistently each day.

5. Try to eat fresh food as much as possible.

6. Achieve a good understanding of food labels.

7. Keep a journal of the foods you eat.

8. Keep an eye out for sugary drinks.

9. Exercise – 60 minutes daily.

10. Drink lots of water – 2 – 3 liters daily.

Healthy Weight Loss Diet Decision

It is not necessarily a diet, but rather a healthier way of eating to complement your weight loss journey. Hopefully, lifestyle changes for the better will follow as a result of the changes you make as you reach your weight loss goals. Just as you choose your exercise goals, choosing a healthy diet is just as important.

Tips for Choosing A Healthy Diet

One component to healthy and successful weight loss is adopting a healthy diet plan. The main components should include portion control, lots of fruits and vegetables, and consistent small meals each day. There are diets that have been developed and defined to support the needs of weight loss. Though, one needs to be careful as many of these diets are fads and are unhealthy. The diet plan you choose should fit your needs and lifestyle. Consider these questions as you choose a diet:

1. Does the diet include a variety of foods from the major food groups?
2. Are these foods you would enjoy eating for a lifetime – not just for a few months?
3. Can you find the foods easily at the grocery store?
4. Does the diet fit your lifestyle and budget?
5. Does it include appropriate amounts of nutrients and calories to help you lose weight safely?

Types of Diet Strategies

There are several diets which have been encouraged for weight loss. The commonly used diets are low-fat diets, low-carb diets, glycemic-index diets, meal replacements, meal providers, and group approaches.

Paleo Diet

Let’s use the Paleo Diet as an example. This is a diet one which is supportive of those who desire to lose wight, improve their level of physical activity, or improve their eating philosophy. Many athletes use the Paleo Diet as it seems to aid in muscle recovery following exercise. Although, it is argued that the extreme, stricter version of the Paleo diet may inhibit the goal of improving exercise performance due to the lack of carbohydrates. A relaxed version of this diet I could encourage with a few added healthy carbohydrates as part of a healthy weight loss plan.

This video provides a good description of the components of the Paleo Diet.

Bottom Line

This is just an example of diet you could incorporate as a supplement to your weight loss plan. It is your responsibility to do your research before making a decision. Speaking with a dietitian or doctor is also encouraged. The overall idea of following an eating plan or diet should be one that focuses on calorie reduction. Because in the end, the calories eaten should end up being less than what is used. Studies have shown that it doesn’t matter which diet program you choose as long as it decreases your calorie intake and is healthy for your heart. And to touch on all of the hype about garcinia cambogia this, forskolin extract, green tea supplements.  Please use these at your own risk.  There’s very little research or studies done to prove that these so called “miracle weight loss” products do anything positive for losing weight. One particular study looked at 4 types of diets all with various combinations of fat, protein and carbohydrates. The results showed that behavioral factors rather than percentages from fat, carbohydrate, and protein, made more of a difference in weight loss than anything.

Easy Ways You Can Avoid Being A Victim of Identity Theft

With as many as nine million Americans being the victim of identity theft every year, you can see why it is so important to have identity theft services working on your side. Identity theft occurs whenever someone begins using your personal information without your permission in an attempt to commit fraud or other similar types of offenses. To minimize your risk of becoming a victim and protect you and your loved ones, you need to invest in identity theft services. Identity theft protection will help you to catch identity theft and fraudulent activity right when it happens to make sure your name and credit remain in good standing.

Credit Score and Credit Report Access

Excellent Credit ScoreYou can easily review your credit report to look for any inaccurate information. Find out what your credit score is and gain an understanding of what factors are going to lower and raise your score. Make sure all of your information is correct. If you go to apply for credit, you don’t want something inaccurate to cause you to be turned down. Identify any potential signs of theft, so that way you can take action immediately and stop fraud before it ruins your portfolio.  Monitoring your credit on a monthly basis is a great way to keep track of what’s going on and coming off of your credit reports.  It’s also an excellent way to detect credit fraud from identity theft.  To learn more about credit monitoring, visit StopIdentityFraud.org.  http://www.stopidentityfraud.org/credit-monitoring-services/

Protection from Lost Wallets

pickpocketTrying to manage credit card theft can be overwhelming, so we step in and take care of the situation and help you to cancel credit cards and reorder them. All it takes is a single phone call to be on your way to a hassle-free future free from identity theft. We are here to help guide you through the process, so you can sit back and rest easy in knowing that you won’t have to worry about losing out on your good credit standing.

Children Need Protection Too

icon-youth-at-riskYour children need to have their identity protected as well. Thieves will often take advantage of children’s identities because it takes so long before anything is noticed. It isn’t until the child goes to get credit that they find out they were the victim all along. Thanks to the identity theft services for children, that won’t be an issue. Your child’s name and identity will be protected. If anything arises, we will work to help restore your child’s name and prepare for them a clean slate later on in life. Early protection can go a long way in preventing any surprises later on down the line.

Today, more and more people are becoming the victims of identity theft. It seems as if everywhere you turn someone is trying to gain access to your personal information. The effects can be devastating, causing you a lot of time, money and stress that you simply don’t need. Learning how to prevent identity theft is one of the best things you can do. By being prepared, you can keep your identity safe and secure. The more people who know how to prevent being the victim of identity theft, the less someone else is going to be to commit the crime and steal their identity.

Preventing identity theft begins by managing your personal information sensibly and with caution. To keep your information safe and free from potential thieves, consider following the precautions outlined below. Only Bring the Essentials If you are traveling outside of the home, don’t take anything extra with you. Leave extra credit cards, birth certificate, passport and social security card at home. The least amount of information you have on you, the better it is going to be overall. If you don’t have anything on you that gives personal information out, the thief isn’t going to get very far when they attempt to steal your identity.

Don’t Let New Checks Come in the Mail

If you run out of checks and have to order new ones, don’t let them come to your mailbox. Let the bank know that you want to pick them up inside of the branch. Thieves are always scouring mailboxes in hopes of getting personal information from their victims. Your checks are the prime source of information for them to take control of your finances and rob you blind. By picking your checks up at the bank, you make it that much harder for them to be altered, stolen and cashed by the thief.

Exercise Caution When Giving Out Personal Information

When it comes to talking on the phone, exercise caution when providing anyone with personal information. Identity thieves will call posing as a government agency or bank in the hopes of gathering information from you.

To help prevent identity theft from occurring, don’t give out any information over the phone unless you are the one who initiated the phone call. By being the one to call the agency, you can rest assured that you are speaking to the right person.

Owing Back Taxes – Paying Taxes to IRS After the Deadlines

I know what you’re thinking…yay, another post about taxes and how to save money each year.  Well it is tax season again, and unfortunately we all have to deal with getting our taxes in order to file before April 15th.  But in this post I wanted to talk about what happens when you owe back taxes, as this affects a lot of people each year, yet it may not be clear how to handle the situation.  I’ve dealt with this exact issue in the past, and while its not a lot of fun, it’s something that can be corrected if done properly.

Back taxes are taxes that you have not paid. The explanation sounds simple but if you are in that category, you need the assistance of a tax attorney to get you through the paper work that will be involved to keep you out of trouble with the IRS.

No one living in The United States is not aware of the obligations to the IRS. You really can’t plead ignorance of the tax laws even if you are working for yourself and get paid in cash. The IRS will want its share of your earnings and will eventually find you to explain the matter if you owe them back taxes. Then, you will definitely want a tax attorney.

The truth is that the IRS works on a black and white basis. You either owe them or you don’t. If you have not paid your taxes, they don’t care why or why not, they will find you and get their taxes collected from you, one way or another. There is no way someone who is not involved with the IRS and taxes can even try to handle that agency when they do find you and call without using a tax attorney.

When you owe money to the IRS for back taxes, you are put in a disagreeable position when they do call on you or send you a letter since you really do not know if you have any rights available to you against the IRS. People have been conditioned to be afraid of the IRS.

They become frenzied and some people begin to rattle off information to the IRS that the IRS didn’t even know or care about knowing. The IRS has to send you a letter telling you what they want and on what year. The IRS is also governed by the laws of the country and must follow those laws or be liable for infringing on the privacy of a private citizen.

These laws that govern the IRS are not known by normal people who do not have regular contact with the IRS or have access to laws which limit the authority of the IRS.

When the IRS calls, people sometimes forget that they too have rights and should deal with the IRS like they would with any creditor that comes calling. You should never talk to the IRS about any subject that they haven’t introduced themselves.

You should never produce records of any information that they have not specifically asked for. You should learn how to protect yourself from intrusion by the IRS who, although, representing a governmental agency, sometimes act using devious means prompted by unscrupulous IRS agents. It is not unpatriotic to protect yourself from the IRS by dealing with them as you would with any other governmental agency.

As an agency of the government. they are obligated to tell you why they are investigating you, what back taxes and from what business they are investigating and how much money they are saying you owe them. Of course, you are just a regular citizen living in a country that has become indoctrinated to fear the IRS. That unfortunate premise can cost you more money than you might have had to pay.

Contacting a tax attorney the minute you receive notice from the IRS that you owe them back taxes is the wisest and the best step you can take to protect yourself and to make use of the laws of the land that only a tax attorney can fully manage to get you the best settlement and to protect your rights as a citizen of The United States.

Natural Acne Scar Removal Tips

Acne scars are the dreaded outcome of acne that has healed after having been left untreated for a long time. And methods on how to get rid of acne scars have become a million dollar industry for companies and makers of scar treatments. But not only are these medications costly and painful, they can also cause damage to the skin due to allergic reactions or when used improperly.

That is why getting rid of acne scars naturally are a much better option. They have been proven to be effective and are inexpensive home remedies that you can do yourself.

Acne scars are most commonly found on the cheeks and can cause you embarrassment. They are formed when the pimples have healed. The skin regenerates new collagen within the skin layer but if the basal layer of the outer skin is totally damaged, it cannot regenerate and make new skin. So the fibers form a covering over the damaged skin and this becomes the acne scar.

There are two types of acne scars – the raised and depressed acne scars. Raised acne scars usually develop into keloids, which are hard to remove. Surgical removal oftentimes results in more keloids.

Depressed acne scars are the more common type. They are the result of tissue loss at the site where the pimples were. When acne spreads underneath the skin, there is a loss of collagen and tissue. When the acne has healed, the loss is not compensated and new skin just grows over the depressed area, forming an acne scar. These depressed acne scars may also be darker than the rest of the surrounding skin because of pigmentation. It is these types of scars that can be effectively diminished or removed with natural treatments. Learn more about these ways to get rid of acne scars with natural scar removal creams.

Rosewater and Sandalwood Paste

Rose water, made from rose petals, is a popular skin toner and cleanser. It promotes blood circulation in the tiny blood vessels that lie underneath the skin, thus hastening acne healing and reducing acne scars and spider veins and slows down skin aging. The sandalwood herb, from the Sandalum tree, is widely used to treat acne scars for its anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring features. Sandalwood is soothing to the skin and, used with other ingredients, it helps in fading scars and blemishes of the skin.

To make rosewater and sandalwood paste to treat acne scars, mix 100 grams sandalwood powder and 120 ml rose water to form a paste. Apply to scars and leave for one-half to one hour, depending on the severity of the scars. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Aloe Vera Gel or Juice

Aloe vera gel or juice comes from the aloe vera plant. Aside from its anti-inflammatory properties, it helps skin regenerate new tissues and promotes blood circulation. There are many commercial brands available on the market but you can just use it directly from the plant. Cut off a leaf from the plant and apply the gel or juice that squeezes out on your scar. Just wash your face with soap and water and pat dry. Apply the gel or juice on the scars. Do this two times a day; be patient as the fading of the scars is gradual and will not happen right away. Aloe vera gel is also good for maintaining a smooth and wrinkle-free skin.

Be sure to read the scar cream product review before buying your chosen product so you will know how a scar cream works, what its action is and whether it is the right one for you.

Certain Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are always good for your overall health. But a special benefit is the vitamins and minerals they contain that promote the skin’s growth and repair of acne scars. The juice in these fruits and vegetables also hydrate the skin, keeping it glowing and looking young.

Some fruits and vegetables are more effective in helping the skin to heal from the tissue damage brought about by acne scars. These are the ones that are rich in vitamin A and anti-oxidants that fight the free radicals in the environment.

Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin A. Eat lots of tomatoes to get a rosy complexion and heal those acne scars. If you are not into eating tomatoes, get one and slice it into pieces. Place a slice on the scars and leave for about 30 minutes so the juice can penetrate your skin. Then wash the area with water. Regular use of tomatoes on the acne scars will fade away those blemishes and speed up regeneration of skin cells.

Olive oil is another natural home remedy for getting rid of acne scars. Olive oil has moisturizing properties that improve the texture of your skin. Massage a little olive oil onto the scars everyday and watch your skin grow softer and your scars slowly diminish.

Lemon has long been used to lighten the elbows and knees. It is also an effective acne scar remover. Rub a slice of lemon daily on the acne scars; the acid in the lemon juice works to lighten the scars and erase them completely over time. To speed up the scar treatment, you can drink the lemon juice to help your body shed those dead skin cells faster and make your skin more elastic and healthy.

The great thing about using and eating fruits and vegetables to get rid of acne scars is there are no side effects and they are safe and healthy. So, why spend all that cash on topical acne medications and painful procedures? There are natural home remedies that help you get rid of acne scars the safe, effective and cheap way!

Diseases Of The Skin And Aesthetic Dermatologists

anti-aging-skin-care-tips-for-womenWe’ve been created and raised in an area where beauty, charm and experience would be the substance of existence. Our around protectiveness of outside beauty makes us fall up on aesthetic dermatology as well as other such ‘unheard of’ matters. The phrase aesthetic dermatology basically describes an area of medical-science that relates to diseases of the skin, diseases, treatments, problems, preventative medicine etc.

Aesthetic dermatologists will be the individuals who exercise aesthetic dermatology. They have been proven to have allembracing know-how and expertise on common epidermis issues as well as their various treatments. A skin issue may come in just about any facades including acne, zits, marks, sunburn, black-heads, toxic ivy, wrinkles, dry skin, loose skin etc. They not only damage the epidermis but also make your skin appear old and elderly. Aesthetic dermatologists are advised for appropriate drug or therapy.

The large number of medications and aesthetic products available for sale are too dangerous to be obtained with no oversight of a G.P Doctor or a Cosmetic dermatologist. The Cosmetic dermatologists may efficiently understand the origin motive of the epidermis issue and may suggest minded drugs. They’re capable of performing undemanding & most contemporary recovery including skin shedding for acne preclusion as well as the using laser technologies for crease treatment, ageing treatments and much additional treatment type.  One great skin cream I tried was called Pureternal.  Now if you read any of the Pureternal reviews, you’re going to get a variety of mixed results, but I definitely saw a difference in the softness and spotting of my skin after just a couple weeks.  So it’s definitely one worth trying if you suffer from acne issues or dark spotting.

Diseases of the skin like acne, zits, wrinkles and whiteheads are usually triggered as a result of hormone imbalances and therefore are progressively noticed in in adolescents. However, these can result from extreme anxiety and tension in grown-ups. Individuals should understand these are normal and needs to be handled nicely ahead of time as many of individuals timid a way from seeing cosmetic dermatologists. One shouldn’t reduce their excitement on viewing these issues.

The perpetrator behind diseases of the skin isn’t alone ‘hormone discrepancy’ as incorrect dietary customs, pollution, insufficient nutrition, booze drinking, anxiety, smoking, pressure & a really challenging life-style also possess a part to perform inside. You need to assess every faade of your life-style like diet plan, insufficient exercise, insufficient liquids, excessive smoking or ingesting.

Consulting skin doctors one or more times a year is extremely recommended. In addition it’s vital to keep joyful from within as the encounter is a representation of our internal being. So a joyful man seldom satisfies diseases of the skin in its approach.

If you live in an area of the country that is sunny most of the year, you are in greater danger of skin damage and possibly melanoma over time.  Visiting a med spa San Diego or other location can be a good way to determine if there are any treatments such as mixo laser skin peels or other processes that can help give you younger looking skin.

While a cosmetic process may lose years from your look, the achievement of any cosmetic process is extremely influenced by the wisdom and ability of the individual executing it. Skin doctors securely execute hundreds of cosmetic processes each year with outstanding outcomes. When a cosmetic process isn’t done with a board certified doctor or beneath the physician ‘s immediate supervision, issues improve. Make sure to understand that will execute your aesthetic process.

As well as analyzing your skin for skin cancer, a skin doctor might aid make sure your skin is going to look its best for a long time. Skin doctors are uniquely educated to assess skin, hair, and fingernails. They are able to see possible issues and identify numerous states including small to deadly. Your dermatologist can also answer your concerns concerning the large number of skincare goods out there. No one product works for all. Your dermatologist can let you know which ones could possibly be effective and safe for you personally.

How to Save Money When Buying Clothes  

With the cost of gas, food and mortgages rising every day many are looking for ways to save money. Fortunately, you can still save money when you purchase clothes for your family. There are some easy ways to save money when you buy clothes.

Make a List Before Shopping.

When you go clothes shopping without a list, a store tempts you with its attractive displays and the latest styles. All of a sudden, you are drawn to buy things you might not have considered otherwise. However if you have an exact list of what you need for each family member it is much harder for you to be tempted. You’ll find that with your list in your hand you can take the store by storm, looking easily for these exact items. When the store does not have the items at the price you want: you can choose to shop somewhere else.

Do Comparison Shopping Online First.

Many retail stores have online stores where you can see a majority of their inventory. Visit these online stores to see if they have what you want. This will give you a good sense of their prices and exactly what type of merchandise they do carry. The store may not have all of its merchandise listed on the website; this is still an excellent opportunity for you to see a great deal of what they do have at their in-store locations. Some comparison-shopping can save you a great deal of time.

Locate Coupons to Save Money.

Many stores now offer coupons to help draw in the shoppers to come to their stores. Some may wonder why a store would offer a coupon, often these stores think that shoppers will simply spend exactly what they originally budgeted and will at times spend even more for splurge items that are listed at sale prices! A sale can be very tempting to customers if they are not thinking logically. Being organized and practical though, a sale is an ideal opportunity for a family to save a great deal of money. Many families shop regular sales to save money on things that they were hoping to find even at regular price.

Remember to Look for What you Need, not What you Want.

Some shoppers are so easily tempted; they will often buy what they want and not just what they need. When you buy what you need, your budget and finances stay under control. Your family then saves money on clothing and other items you may need. When you start to look for items that you want, simply for the sake of wanting them, this is a true danger zone.

An example of this is that you need a good winter coat to stay warm but you want one with real fur around the collar. You truly do not need the real fur around the collar; it has no practical use in keeping you warm and is just a way to look attractive. Looking at other coats will most likely be less expensive. Start by looking for what you need and not what you want.

Has Anyone Else Tried Forskolin Extract & Seen Results?

Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking.  Another scammy Dr. Oz diet product that probably doesn’t work and costs way too much money.  And I don’t blame you if that’s truly what you’re thinking right now, but I have to say that before the new year I decided to make a solid effort to loose some weight in 2016 and just try to be healthier in general.  This wasn’t a resolution, as much as it was a decision to change my lifestyle for the better.  So I’ve been eating quite a bit better as well as walking 3 days a week with my neighbor, who’s in awesome shape by the way.

She turned me on to a few natural supplements to help kick start my weight loss and one of those was Forskolin extract.  I actually hadn’t heard of it before she mentioned that it was a great, natural fat blocking supplement that basically stops the body from turning extra sugars into fat.  A byproduct of this process is additional energy and a host of other health benefits.  Come to find out that Forskolin has been used for centuries in Asia and other parts of the world to treat hypertension, glaucoma and a bunch of other stuff.  Before I got a free trial of some pure forskolin, I did my research and there have actually been some clinical studies done that prove it’s fat blocking & weight loss effectiveness.

So I started taking Elite Forskolin, as directed obviously, and within a week or so I noticed that I had lost about 4 pounds.  Not a ton for sure, but I was excited.  The combination of my better eating habits, additional cardio exercise plan and the forskolin supplement seems to have started working.  I then noticed that Dr. Oz, the daytime idiot doctor was also promoting Forskolin and I got concerned.  Not because I didn’t think it was a safe supplement, but because his reputation for touting the latest and greatest fat burning diet fads is fairly well known.  I was worried that the Forskolin wasn’t actually going to help me with my weight loss after all.

I’ve been taking it now for about a month and I’m still seeing nice results however.  I’ve lost about 12 pounds and I feel awesome.  I’m going to keep using the forskolin trial until it runs out and probably get one more bottle.  I’m sure at some point it will not be as effective, but until then, I’m going to enjoy the ride and keep working hard to eat healthy, live healthy and enjoy every moment.