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Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is one of 8 B vitamins. All B vitamins help the body convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is used to produce energy. These B vitamins, often referred to as B complex vitamins, also help the body use fats and protein. B complex vitamins are needed for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver. They also help the nervous system function properly. Vitamin B12 helps the body with growth.
All B vitamins are water soluble, meaning that the body does not store them.
The nutritional deficit of Vitamin B12 happens rarely. But if the body is unable to utilize the vitamin, it then only leads to deficiency syndrome. For the young people, this deficiency is very rare. But that older people are likely to be affected with mild deficient. Their acidic stomach needs absorption of Vitamin B12.
It has many hair related benefits when taken in right amount. Only those with Vitamin Bdeficiency should take supplements for the proper growth of hair.
People lacking in Vitamin B12 often found to suffer from untimely hair loss. Consuming of diet insufficient in the Vitamin B12, leads to this conditions. Because the body cannot prepare Vitamin B 12, on its own.
It cannot utilize the food you eat without vitamin B 12. This gives rise to underfed cells of hair follicle. This slows down the growth of hair.
With right level of Vitamin B12, the hair follicles receive nutrients to stimulate growth of hair. The proper nourishment of the cells will help emerging of the formerly lost hair.
For maintaining Vitamin B12 is important for healthy nervous system and the formation of red blood cells and a compromise in either of these can affect our hair.
Melanin, the amino acid in form, support healthy growth along with boosting function. It is responsible for the pigmentation and color of hair and skin. Vitamin B12 helps to encourage the re-pigmentation of the hair and also maintains the original color of the hair.
Being aware of the consumption of food and drink and also the products you buy for the use and how you deal with stress, can help you improving the health and well-being of your hair.
It is often found that in spite of consuming enough Vitamin B-12, there simply might be deficiency of the vitamin. It is because of fact that the vitamin is absorbed excessively and can’t be stored. The Dietary Reference Intake, or DRI, established for vitamin B-12 is 2.4 mg per day for males and females age 14 and over. Anyone who wants to get rid of the problem of gray hair and suffer from deficiency must take retain the vitamins.
THERE ARE A LOT OF “SKIN AND HAIR CARE” THEORIES OUT THERE, SO WE WANT TO DEBUNK A FEW. DISCOVERING THE TRUTH WILL ULTIMATELY HELP YOU PROPERLY COMBAT YOUR HAIR ISSUES. GRAY HAIR MYTHS– YOU SHOULD KNOW THE TRUTH
Only The Old (Aged) Gray?
Gray hair is the result of the lack of melanin, the pigment that gives hair its color. Each person has their own pace and ability to produce it, which is why you see some people who at the age of 25 are already “painted gray” and others who are over 50 and still retain their natural color.
1 + 1 = Two Grays ?
False. There is still no scientific basis to support this theory or rumor. There is no possibility to evaluate what would happen if we plucked that first gray hair, which most people do.
False (to be tested). It is a little difficult to determine if a “peak stress” today will result in gray hair tomorrow. The pressure we experience in our society does not forgive anyone, but this is not why there are more gray-haired in the streets than about fifty years ago. There are family groups more likely to have gray hair than others, due the genes related to the loss of hair color.
Genetics determines the average age at which a person begins to have gray hair. Test it analyzing your family and you will find out for yourself.
False. The mixture of dark hair with gray hair gives a visual effect that makes us see it as if it were gray. But in reality, the color of gray hair is yellow, not white or gray. This is because only the hue that arises without keratin or corresponding melanin remains. Depending on the inner part of the hair, it can be more yellowish or more whitish.
True. If you are still young (under 35 years) and you have a lot of gray hairs, this is probably due to a lack of vitamin B, especially B5 complex and pantothenic acid. You can use a vitamin complex or start eating foods that contain it.
Gray Hair Can Only Be Dyed (with permanent color).
False. There are many remedies to cover the gray hair, and you should not get carried away by the myth that the permanent dye is the only technique that works.
Halloween is this week and the costumes are already in place to be adorned by children and adults. Halloween face-paint is all the rave. It’s the art of creation that makes any relationship with a makeup artist, a very prized one. But just how safe is the paint you’re about to smear all over your little one’s and your own face?
HALLOWEEN FACE PAINT – TRICK, TREAT OR TOXIC.
If you’re using face paint to add to your look this Halloween, it’s important to make sure you’re choosing the right products to avoid any harmful effects or skin reactions.
After testing ten major kids face paints sold in the US, the study found that all ten of the face paints tested contained lead.
Six out of the ten face paints tested contained the known skin allergens, nickel, cobalt and/or chromium, at levels far exceeding the recommendations of industry studies.
Yes, the amounts were low – but, as Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) points out, there’s no safe level of lead exposure, which is why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends protecting children from it.
Unfortunately things haven’t changed since then in the industry, as a recent report by (CSC)“Pretty Scary 2: Unmasking Toxic Chemicals in Kids’ Makeup” was spearheaded by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and released by the Breast Cancer Fund and the California Public Interest Research Group. The report comes courtesy of the Breast Cancer Fund (BCF), which sent 48 different Halloween face paints to an independent lab to have them tested for the presence of heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury. Nearly half the paints had trace amounts of at least one heavy metal, and some contained up to four different ones. Paints with dark pigments were more likely to contain heavy metals — and at high concentrations.
The report says that of the 48 Halloween face paints tested, 21 had trace amounts of at least one heavy metal and some had as many as four. Lead was found in nearly 20 percent of the paints and cadmium in nearly 30 percent.
Lead is linked to learning disabilities and developmental problems in children and cadmium is linked to breast, kidney, lung and prostate cancers, according to the report.
No Regulation On Makeup.
So, how and why are these harmful products permitted in face paint, even though lead has been banned in regulated products like house paint for decades?
Unfortunately make-up is not regulated. The law does not require cosmetic products and ingredients, other than color additives, to have FDA approval before they go on the market.
Small amounts of lead in the body can make it hard for children to learn, pay attention, and succeed in school.
Higher amounts of lead exposure can damage the nervous system, kidneys, and other major organs. Very high exposure can lead to seizures or death.
The Safest Options.
Since all of the v contained lead, and none of the metals they found were listed on the ingredient labels, the CSC actually recommends avoiding Halloween face paint altogether until safety standards are put in place. CSC urges parents that, if they do choose to use face paint, they keep it away from kids’ mouths and hands so they don’t ingest it.
Go Natural: Homemade is the way. Make your own dyes and colors. The CSC has provided some DIY recipes using food or natural food coloring on their website.
“Say No” To Paint Kits: Don’t use paint kits. Professional face paint is actually cosmetic makeup that is made with ingredients that are safe for use on the skin. Halloween face paint kits often contain dyes or color additives that are not FDA-compliant. Never use craft paint, acrylic paint, markers or pens on the skin, which can cause an allergic reaction and can be very difficult to remove. Use cosmetic makeup products will come off easily using only soap and water.
Do a Patch Test (Skin Allergy):Patch testing may help to find the cause of allergic contact dermatitis.Whenever you use a new makeup product on yourself or your child, you should always do a patch test to check for sensitivity. “Non-toxic” doesn’t mean it won’t cause a skin reaction. Take a small amount of the product and apply it on the inside of your elbow. Watch for any kind of immediate reaction after about 20 minutes or so.
Wash Off With Soap & Water: Most of the times face paint products wash off with mild soap and water. For best results, remove with a high quality baby wipe or baby shampoo, water and a wash cloth. Avoid using low cost baby wipes, as these can be irritating to young children’s skin.
Moisturize Your Skin Post-Removal To Avoid Irritation: To reduce your chances of any skin irritation, breakout or redness, Alice and Pressler believe that it’s best to prepare you face and body before even applying the paint to begin with. Make sure that the makeup is put on to clean, dry skin and steer clear of painting over any wounds or rashes.
Also be sure to include a smoothing on a gentle skin moisturizer post-removal. “You can use Olay, Burt’s Bees or something from a health foods store. If you’re skin is really irritated, try an ointment like Lucas PaPaw,”
Washing hands with soap and water is the best method for controlling germs. Regular hand-washing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from healthier according to the CDC.
However, access to water and soap aren’t always as convenient.
So, what does one do when there’s no soap or water?
The first step is understanding the different types of hand sanitizer . Then it’s realizing that some hand sanitizers may actually lower your resistance to diseases by killing good bacteria, which helps protect against the bad bacteria.
THREE TYPES OF SANITIZERS: KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.
There are three categories of hand sanitizers in the current marketplace: alcohols, Quaternary ammonium compounds and triclosan.
The most common alcohol-based products contain ethanol, which are effective against gram positive, gram negative, and fungal organisms. It should be recognized that ethanol does not kill bacterial spores and some developed viruses. Ethanol purpose is to take away proteins in infectious organisms and no resistance to this type of hand sanitizer has been identified.
The second type of hand sanitizer is based on Quaternary ammonium compounds, such as benzaklonium chloride or benzethonium chloride. While the ethanol-based hand sanitizers are flammable, the Quaternary ammonium compounds are not. Quaternary ammonium compounds fungistatic, bacteriostatic against gram-positive bacteria, and bacteriostatic against some gram negative bacteria. Like ethanol, the Quaternary ammonium compounds are not active against non-enveloped viruses.
Some species of Staphylococcus aureus carry a gene that allows resistance to Quaternary ammonium compounds. These organisms are also more likely to be antibiotic resistant, as well. Quaternary ammonium compound hand sanitizers may not be the best choice due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a concern. Quaternary ammonium compounds adsorb to the cytoplasmic membrane of microbes causing leakage of cytoplasmic contents.
The third type of hand sanitizers contains triclosan. Triclosan is a commonly used antibacterial in a wide variety of products including deodorant soaps, toothpastes and mouth washes. Triclosan kills organisms by damaging the cell membrane, but has weak activity against gram-negative bacteria, such as Pseudomonas. However, the The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says triclosan could also carry unnecessary risks. Triclosan contributes to making bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Overexposure to antibiotics or improper antibiotic use can lead to bacterial resistance, making it more difficult or even impossible to treat.
Enter Toxic Chemicals:
If your hand sanitizer is scented, then it’s likely loaded with toxic chemicals. Companies aren’t required to disclose the ingredients that make up their secret scents, and therefore generally are made from dozens of chemicals.
Synthetic fragrances contain phthalates, which are endocrine disrupters that mimic hormones and could alter genital development.
You should also look out forparabens, which are in many skin care products. They are used to preserve other ingredients and extend a product’s shelf life.
When Is Hand Sanitizer the Preferred Choice?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol-based hand sanitizers are recommended as an acceptable alternative to soap and water in hospital and clinic-like settings because healthcare professionals often perform duties in sterile settings and are required to clean their hands constantly throughout day.
With all the many choices available, the ethanol based hand sanitizers are the most practical for the dermatologist to use on a daily basis. Due to the facts that the chance of organism resistance to ethanol based hand sanitizers is the lowest and they are very cost effective. However, the main problem is their tremendous drying effect on the skin resulting in hand dermatitis. This is a secondary problem that must treat in themselves and patients!
Your Best Choice.
To properly sanitize the hands, soap and water for 20 seconds (“Happy Birthday” repeated twice) should be the first method. A hand sanitizer can not and should not take the place of proper cleansing procedures with soap and water.
But when there’s no soap or water? Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
So, when you go to reach for your next drop of hand sanitizer, just consider that you may be doing more damage than good.
The State Mutual Life Assurance Company of Worcester, Massachusetts (now known as Hanover Insurance) had purchased Guarantee Mutual Company of Ohio. The merger resulted in low employee morale. In an attempt to solve this, Ball was employed in 1963 as a freelance artist, to come up with an image to increase morale. What he created was a smiley face, with one eye bigger than the other. In less than ten minutes, Harvey Ball came up with the simple yet world-changing smiley face. The simplicity of the image brought smiles to the faces of the executives, who paid him $45 for his creation.
Yes, the infamous smiley face that knows NO politics, NO geography and NO religion.
But unhappy with how the smiley face was being used across the world (i.e. over-commercialization of his creation), Harvey believed that we, all of us, should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world. Harvey’s idea was that for at least one day each year, neither should we. He declared that the first Friday in October each year would henceforth be World Smile Day®. Ever since then, the first World Smile Day® was held in 1999, and has continued every year in Smiley’s hometown of Worcester, MA & around the world.
Just as Harvey believed in… We so believe that”Everyday should be World Smile Day” here at Advanced Dermatology Associates. – Lawrence Jaeger, DO
For a fuller sexier smile stop by one of our medical facilities and schedule a Juvederm treatment. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid. You can expect to get a great set of lips from Juvederm treatment. Juvederm is a naturally occurring sugar in our body and because it is easily accepted by the body; it’s not likely to create a reaction. Typical of reactions you can get with man-made synthetic agents like silicone and Artefill.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States has a chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer at some time during her life. You may be wondering “But what does breast cancer have to do with dermatology?”
As a matter of fact, there is a direct correlation between breast cancer and melanoma. For many years, there has been only speculation as to why the two cancers are linked.
According to a study by the Irish Journal of Medical Science, there is a strong association between breast cancer and melanoma. Women with breast cancer have an increased risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, and women with melanoma are at a higher risk for developing breast cancer.
“In general, patients with melanoma or other skin cancers are always at higher risk of developing other malignancies,” Dr. Murphy commented. “But this is about a fourfold increase, which raises the possibility of a genetic predisposition linking the two cancers.”
The four-fold increase gives a greater likelihood of the two cancers being linked by a genetic predisposition. Additionally, it is found that women under 50 with breast cancer are at a higher risk of melanoma as are breast cancer patients who have been treated with External Radiation Therapy
The Irish Journal of Medical Science study corroborates the findings of journals such as Annals of Oncology and Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, which reported that breast cancer patients have between 1.4 and 2.7 times the risk of developing melanoma. In addition, The International Journal of Cancer noted that female melanoma patients have a 1.4 times greater chance of developing breast cancer.
“All of these studies reinforce the importance of routine breast cancer exams for melanoma patients and annual skin exams for breast cancer survivors,” said Perry Robins, MD, President of The Skin Cancer Foundation. “It is particularly alarming for young women as melanoma rates are increasing rapidly among this demographic.” Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old. Women under the age of 39 have a higher probability of developing melanoma than any other cancer except breast cancer.
On behalf of Dr. Lawrence Jaeger and the medical staff at Advanced Dermatology Associates, we’re concerned about your overall health. As the leading Dermatologist provider network in New York City, we strongly encourage both men and women to educate themselves with the proper knowledge and to seek the necessary medical care for decreasing the incidences of breast & skin cancer.
The “25th Silver Celebration” reflects the medical practice’s contributions in providing New Yorker’s with the best in dermatology care & offering innovative solutions in medical, cosmetic & surgical dermatology.
(PRLeap.com) New York, NYC October 5, 2016: Advanced Dermatology Associates, the leading provider of dermatology and dermatologic healthcare services in the New York & Tri-State area, is pleased to announce its “25th Silver Anniversary Celebration”. Advanced Dermatology Associates – under the direction of Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Jaeger, a highly respected board certified Dermatologist in NYC, has become one of the largest private medical networks for serving the New York and Bronx communities in delivering the best long-term medical care. For over 25 years, Dr. Jaeger and his team at Advanced Dermatology Associates have achieved this level of longevity and success by adhering to a simple mission: Providing all with access to innovative care, that is efficient and cost-effective” – all while offering expert, compassionate care in their state of the art, multi-center healthcare facilities.
“At Advanced Dermatology Associates, the patient truly comes first. It starts with having a medically trained and certified team who are passionate about caring for the needs of our community – and performing it with a superior level of respect and courtesy which everyone deserves. We take no shortcuts in doing the right thing for our patients. It’s because of that, we’ve been become the ‘leading Dermatology provider’ for over twenty-five years!” states Dr. Lawrence Jaeger.
Totaling over 100 years of combined healthcare experience, Dr. Jaeger and his medical providers at Advanced Dermatology Associates are proven leaders in the field of dermatology and are frequently visible on the national healthcare lecture-circuit. Whether through teaching or lecturing, his medical team is directly impacting the future of dermatology and skincare by making the most up-to-date medical techniques available to all industry peers. Dr. Jaeger has also become integral in developing a professional skincare line over the years – this prescriptive line is exclusively available through his medical practices and via online store at www.adv-derm.com. In 2015, the line’s products were chemically reformulated to cater to a more healthy and organic user – i.e. anti-aging & oxidant creams have been infused with uniquely organic elements such as caffeine, green tea polyphenols, herbal extracts and polypeptides.
Currently, Advanced Dermatology Associates boasts five community-based healthcare facilities – one facility in Manhattan with four Bronx locations. The Manhattan facility is conveniently located at 200 Central Park South, a few steps away Columbus Circle | The Shops at Columbus Circle – considered as “NYC’s best shopping and retail destination.” The four Bronx locations (Third Avenue, Fordham Road, Co-Op City and Parkchester) also currently undergoing growth and expansion.
Advanced Dermatology Associates accepts all Insurance Plans, Medicare, Medicaid, Union Plans, PPOs, HMOs and All Medicaid Managed Care Plans. To cater to a diverse and growing patient base, same-day, weekends, and late night appointments are available. Appointments can be booked toll-free: 800-545-SKIN (7546) or (212) 262-2500.
“Stop by during the month of October and celebrate 25 years of skincare services with the team here at Advanced Dermatology Associates. You can personally experience how we’re changing expectations in the ways healthcare is being delivered” expressed Dr. Larry Jaeger.
About Advanced Dermatology Associates: is a multi-center medical practice in Manhattan & the Bronx. We have proudly served New Yorkers skin, hair and nails with Medical, Cosmetic & Surgical Dermatology. Under the medical practice of Larry (Lawrence) Jaeger, MD; Advanced Dermatology Associates is located in the Columbus Circle area of Manhattan (Central Park South and has four additional Bronx locations (Third Avenue, Fordham Road, Co-Op City & Parkchester) – To schedule an appointment: 1-800-545-7546 or (212) 262-2500 (Day, Evening; Weekend appointments are available) – All Insurance Plans, Unions, HMOs, PPOs – Medicare & Medicaid are ACCEPTED.
About Dr. Lawrence Jaeger, MD: is a Board Certified Dermatologist and the Medical Director of Advanced Dermatology Associates – forming one of the “largest private medical provider networks” in New York City. Dr. Lawrence Jaeger attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey where he graduated with honors and studied medicine in Missouri. Dr. Larry Jaeger completed his specialty training in the field of Dermatology and was named “Clinical Professor of Dermatology” & “Director of Dermatologic Surgery” as a resident physician at St. Barnabas Hospital. Dr. Jaeger was also appointed “Instructor of Dermatology” at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Larry Jaeger currently lives in Mamaroneck NY with his wife, Erika, and two sons.
Dr. Larry Jaeger is a member:
American Osteopathic Association
American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
American Medical Association
American Phlebotomy Association
Internal Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons
Visit: www.adv-derm.com;www.doctorlarryjaeger.com | Follow Dr. Lawrence Jaeger: (Twitter @JaegerLarry), (LinkedIn @DrJaeger), (Google+ @ Dr.LawrenceJaeger)
Dr.Lawrence Jaeger has successfully treated thousands of patients with all forms of skin disorders in New York. He is a highly respected skin care specialist with over twenty-five years as Medical Director & Dermatologist at Advanced Dermatology Associates, a network of skin care treatment centers in Manhattan and The Bronx.
It’s Never Too Early – Develop Healthy Skin Habits.
Having beautiful skin in your twenties is easy to take for granted, but to keep that skin looking young and wrinkle-free for the following decades is a much worthier accomplishment. Preventative care and early treatment can be most effective in retaining that prized youthful glow. How you treat your skin in your twenties will set the stage for how it will age in your thirties, forties, fifties and beyond.
Skin Care Treatments Starts in Early Adolescent.
The two most common causes of premature aging in women are cumulative sun damage and genetics. Unfortunately, the genetics can’t be helped completely, but starting early and implementing an effective skincare regime can minimize the effects of aging. For those women who spent a large amount of their formative years in the sun, it is important to start using anti-aging creams immediately. In addition to the daily sun protection which should be part of every woman’s routine, creams and lotions with antioxidants can also make a big difference.
Advanced Dermatology – Skin Care Treatments.
Advanced Dermatology Associates of New York, directed by Dr. Lawrence Jaeger, offers a full complement of Retinol Smoothing Serum, which contains antioxidants and is enriched with caffeine to give skin that extra radiance. For those women who don’t have time for a drawn out skincare regiment in the mornings, a cream that offers multiple benefits could be the solution. A ‘BB cream’ (short for beauty or blemish creams) will often act as a sunscreen, moisturizer, and wrinkle-fighter and contain rejuvenating stem cells to improve skin over time.
Lifelong Skin Care Regimen & Tips.
While it is most beneficial to start in your twenties and thirties, it is also never too late to develop a daily skincare routine and a healthier way of life. Many other factors, such as diet and exercise, can contribute to healthy and youthful skin. Drinking plenty of water and avoiding yo-yo dieting, which can cause the skin to sag, are just a few of the many tips for rejuvenating skin. Even if you didn’t start early in life, we fortunately live in a day and age where there are products and procedures that can prevent, slow down, and erase an aging face.