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24.04.2017 The Mashambas Skyscraper - A Modular Farm Tower

Over at Dezeen:
Polish designers Pawel Lipiński and Mateusz Frankowski have envisioned a conceptual high-rise building that would provide a place to grow, sell and learn about crops in unspecified locations across sub-Saharan Africa.

The Mashambas Skyscraper project won first place in the eVolo Skyscraper Competition, which annually invites architects and designers to conceive futuristic towers...[more]

23.04.2017 How Zenvus Is Using 3D Printing To Build Soil Fertility Sensors

Zenvus is an intelligent solution for farms that uses proprietary electronics sensors to collect soil data like moisture, nutrients, pH etc and send them to a cloud server via GSM, satellite or Wifi. Algorithms in the server analyze the data and advice farmers on farming. As the crops grow, the system deploys special cameras to build vegetative health for drought stress, pest and diseases. Our system has the capability to tell a farm what, how, and when to farm. Here are some images from the design and development of Zenvus.

22.04.2017 Start Treating Acne At The Root Of The Problem


Start Treating Acne at the Root of the Problem

There are thousands of acne products on the drugstore shelves and online markets today that only treat the surface of the problem. Covering your skin with oily, ineffective, sometimes more damaging creams and gels is not the final answer to finding the clear, clean skin that you deserve. Treating your skin problems really needs to be an integrated process that works not only on the surface of your skin, but also internally as well. The root problem of unsightly blemishes and acne is not only what is happening on the outside, but also what is happening on the inside.
There has been a significant amount of research completed on what can be done to mitigate the causes of acne. Years of research in laboratories has been conducted by the team that has finally brought to you, the
Clear Pores Skin Cleansing System. This 3-part system not only works on your skin with topical creams, but also works on your skin with a unique internal herbal supplement that helps with the internal process of ensuring that your skin becomes blemish free —and stays that way.



This herbal supplement contains 100% natural herbs that have been used for centuries to help solve skin problems. From acne to eczema ingredients such as licorice root, dandelion, aloe vera, and cayenne work together to not only decrease acne, but also to ensure that it does not return. Other effective ingredients in this magic combination work to reduce inflammation also associated with acne. As well, fighting infection can help to reduce redness and other problems that irritate your skin and make it react, look red and even painful.
Other ingredients such as Echinacea work on treating your skin so that it can heal from the longer term damages of acne and blemishes. Atlantic Kelp, which contains rich minerals from the ocean, also works to smooth out the texture of your skin making it look healthier and adding that much desired 'glow'.




There really is no need to suffer the devastating effects of acne any longer. There is help and it really can be simple. Trying a sample of the 3-step Clear Pores Skin Cleansing System is effective and totally risk free. Doctors and psychologists recommend this product to their patients and clients, fully confident that it will be effective. Decreasing acne and blemishes from your skin not only makes you feel and look better but it also works to increase your self esteem and confidence. Having more self confidence also helps to reduce stress in your life, which is just another cause of acne in the first place — so it is about time to break this never ending cycle and change your life for good.
Being embarrassed by those unsightly blemishes and aggravated pores really can be a thing of the past. Try this amazing system today and within days you will start to see results. So why not order your own Clear Pores Skin Cleansing System and take a step toward healthier skin and a happier you.
For more information, go to ClearPores.com.

22.04.2017 Diagnose Medical Images with Dr CADx

From Zimbabwe:
Dr CADx is a computer aided diagnostic system to help doctors diagnose medical images more accurately in order to provide better patient outcomes and save lives, and to provide pervasive radiology diagnostics in underserved regions.

21.04.2017 How To Fight Redness From Rosacea


Fight Redness With Rosacea Relief Serum

Rosacea and facial redness are proof that life's not always fair. While some of us go through life with clear skin and not a facial worry in the world, others trudge forward with that dreaded redness. And the burning sensation and the itching.

The problem is made worse when you consider that people prone to rosacea tend to suffer from sensitive skin. Anything can trigger an outbreak, whether it's sunlight, the wind, stress or spicy foods. That's not an exhaustive list, mind you, but it includes some of the more common triggers of facial redness in people who suffer from this embarrassing condition.

Who suffers from rosacea, and what is it for that matter? Well, rosacea is a chronic condition of facial redness. And it's most often experienced by caucasian women between 30 and 60, although it can hit men as well. You're more vulnerable to rosacea if you're fair-skinned and easily blush.
Those who suffer from rosacea can certainly attest that it sucks. And for those it hits most severely, outbreaks can be hard to avoid.

Fortunately, you can avoid rosacea outbreaks and facial redness with Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum! Because it's formulated for people like you, who suffer from weather changes, stress and foods that can cause redness. Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum is clinically proven to:
  • reduce redness
  • fight inflammation
  • fade spider veins

  • And the news you're really looking for: Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum may prevent outbreaks from occurring in the first place. All thanks to an effective and proven formulation of active ingredients that soothe and calm.
    Here's a taste of what you can expect:



    Boosted Skin Barrier Function – People who suffer from rosacea tend to have skin that's easily angered by many skin care products. That's why we've formulated Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum to protect your skin with natural ingredients like green tea extract, so you're not at the mercy of common rosacea triggers.

    Reduced Skin Sensitivity – More good news for rosacea patients, there's less redness with Rosacea Relief Serum, because it's designed to calm the blood vessels just under the skin that are so easily inflamed. Better vascular health, better protection against free radicals, better skin sensitivity, and yes, less redness.

    Fights Inflammation of the Blood Vessels – Repeated inflammation can age the skin, as the blood vessels lose ability to dilate and contract. Then the walls between adjacent blood vessels break down, resulting in spider veins, blood pools and damaged skin function. The good news? Rosacea Relief Serum prevents inflammation of the blood vessels, for visibly healthier skin.



    Less Premature Aging – All that redness takes a toll on your skin, as repeated inflammation can damage the collagen matrix and hasten the aging process. Rosacea Relief Serum is specifically formulated to reduce that redness, and even stimulate collagen production.
    As they say, the proof is in the pudding. In this case the pudding is Renovage®, an active ingredient in Rosacea Relief Serum that, in a recent clinical study, reduced redness in rosacea patients by up to 90%, Barrier integrity improved by 58% and skin texture improved in at least 75% of study participants.

    That's the kind of difference that reduces redness and prevents outbreaks in the first place.
    Don't let rosacea ruin your day. Try Skinception Rosacea Relief Serum and be proud of your skin!

21.04.2017 A soap that washes away inequality

 
Not only does Dr. Bronner’s make the soap in your bathroom, they also empower the farmers who provide the essential oils for their body products. Dr. Bronner’s is a Fair Trade Certified company, which means they value high economic and environmental standards throughout their supply chain. Kiva works with Serendipalm, a branch of Dr. Bronner’s, to provide loans to the palm fruit farmers in Ghana.
 
Serendipalm workers in a palm oil processing plant
 
As a Fair Trade retailer, Serendipalm works directly with farmers in Ghana and guarantees a fair retail price for the palm fruit. In traditional agriculture, farmers are dependent on the current market rate at the time of sale and are susceptible to unexpected market price drops that lower their profits. When the market floor drops, farmers are unable to cover their living expenses, such as food and school fees. 
 
With Fair Trade partnerships, organizations and farmers agree on a price before harvest, which gives the farmers financial security and ethical compensation for their work. We spoke with a couple farmers, named Charles and Osei, who work with Serendipalm in Abaam, Ghana, and have seen the benefits of Fair Trade partnerships first hand. “The price at which my fruits are bought are good… it’s quick, compared with other companies. I have been able to save some money to take my children to a better school,” explained Charles. Through farm leaders, the farmers are able to negotiate their needs instead of being powerless against a deaf corporation. Other Serendipalm farmers similarly described the Fair Trade process as transparent, without discrimination and engaging.
 

Serendipalm farmer with his harvest ready for transport
 
In addition to the different payment process, Serendipalm farmers receive two financial premiums for their harvest, an organic premium from Serendipalm and a Fair Trade premium from the customers. The Fair Trade stipend goes into a fund, managed by a committee of farmers, production workers and field officers. That money is used to create a range of positive community developments, including 7 wells that provide clean water, public toilet facilities and school supplies to communities in Ghana. “I now have access to computer laboratory, toilet facility [and] nurses quarters due to the Fair Trade,” described Osei on the community changes. Additionally, farmers now have access to safety training and equipment. To further their positive social impact, Serendipalm also offers health insurance, organic farm training and business education to their network of farmers, benefitting both farmer and family.
 
Public toilets in Abodom created through the Serendipalm Fair Trade Fund
 
While it’s vital to create employment opportunities, traditional palm oil production can be disastrous on the earth. To commit to the environment, Serendipalm has utilized several sustainable agricultural practices. One stellar example is reusing materials. Instead of throwing away the used fruit, production workers compost the palm fruit husks from the mill and recycle it into mulch. Then the mulch is returned to the farmers for free. From a business perspective, this minimizes biowaste costs and enriches the soil for higher plant outputs. On the production side, Serendipalm mills are also improving their oil extraction technology in order to increase efficiency from 16% to 20%. 
 
The second green venture is the seedling program to combat a low harvest-to-land ratio. Current palm orchards have low yields of palm fruits and require additional land to meet the growing demand. This leads to deforestation, which not only takes away trees that convert carbon dioxide but also released stores of carbon dioxide into the air. Kiva loans help farmers purchase better seeds, which produce more fruit on the same amount of land. These loans are offered at 0% interest rates, making it easy for farmers to practice sustainable agriculture and avoid debt while investing in their livelihoods. While Serendipalm is increasing their palm oil production goals, with the higher-yield seeds and better extraction rates, they don’t need to expand farm sizes.
 

A group of workers cleaning the fruit for processing
 
Serendipalm is continuously working on providing ethical and sustainable sourcing at each level of their system. From the land and the farmer, to their employees and the consumer, Serendipalm is an excellent example of a socially and environmentally responsible business. When you purchase Fair Trade products like Serendipalm soaps, you’re supporting people, like Charles and Osei, and you’re getting quality product, so keep on cleaning! 
 

21.04.2017 Ghana's "Biotech Nerds" and "Robotic Nerds"

NPR reports:
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It was a meeting of nerds and sharks.

The self-described "biotech nerds" and "robotic nerds" were seven high school students from Washington, D.C. The eight teens who call themselves "sharks" and flew in from Ghana. "The shark is a big fish so it means you're big. Knowledgeable," explains Stephanie Obbo of Ghana, an aspiring medical doctor.

Together, the 15 high schoolers formed a team for the first World Smarts STEM Challenge. That's a science competition run by IREX, a global development nonprofit that strives to promote student enthusiasm for science, tech, engineering and math (aka STEM). Each of the 17 teams had teenagers in the D.C. area partnering with Ghanaians to identify and solve a real-world problem. NPR's Goats and Soda followed "Team McKwiny" — a name that blends D.C.'s McKinley Technology High School and Winneba Senior High School in Ghana...[more]
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20.04.2017 How toilet technology is overcoming the 'yuck' factor

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The problem is clear: many people in developing countries—especially those living in refugee camps and slums—need affordable and sustainable sanitation.

A record high of 65 million people have been displaced from their homes around the world due to conflict and persecution and urban populations are growing at an unprecedented rate—calling for innovations to improve water and sanitation in refugee camps and crowded communities.

Worldwide, 2.5 billion people do not have access to toilets or covered latrines, and 946 million people still defecate in open spaces. About 280 million people in developing countries die each year because of poor sanitation.

Improving sanitation reduces the spread of infectious diseases and promotes the dignity and safety of women and girls. Better sanitation also encourages economic development.

In 2011, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation challenged universities to design toilets that could capture and process human waste without piped water, sewer or electrical connections, and transform human waste into useful resources such as energy and water—all at an affordable price. Several high-tech and cutting-edge toilet designs were submitted but none of the models offered a low-cost solution to the global sanitation crisis.

High-tech toilets could provide feasible sanitation solutions in the future—but, right now, people are in dire need of simple and affordable toilets that are quick and easy to set up and operate.

“If we embrace low-tech toilets, we’ll be on the right track to getting 2.5 billion people one step closer to a safe, clean, comfortable, and affordable toilet,” says Jason Kass the founder of Toilets for People.

What is a simple and affordable toilet? How about tiger worms in your toilet?


The tiger worm toilet

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The tiger worm toilet is a no-frills latrine that uses composting worms to transform human waste into fertilizer. This simple toilet could be an affordable and sustainable sanitation solution for crowded slums and refugee camps, according to water and sanitation experts.

Tiger toilets are ideal for emergency situations because they can be constructed rapidly and inexpensively. In a refugee crisis, the construction of communal latrines for thousands of displaced people in makeshift camps can be especially challenging—but the tiger worm toilet has been extremely successful.

Oxfam installed the first tiger worm toilets in slums in Monrovia, Liberia, in 2013. They worked so well that tiger worm toilets have been installed in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Myanmar. Due to significant success, Oxfam has partnered with other humanitarian agencies to construct tiger toilets in India, Sierra Leone and South Sudan.

The superstar in the world of toilets is Eisenia fetida—the hard-working worm that converts human waste into fertilizer.

“The joy of tiger worms is that they reproduce faster with the more poo they have to feed off…so they are self-sustaining,” Andy Bastable, Oxfam’s head of water and sanitation, told Thomson Reuters Foundation.  

There is not much to building a tiger toilet. Dig a pit, fill it with gravel, woodchips, some water—and add the tiger worms.

The trouble with pit latrines is that they either need to be emptied out regularly or filled in—which requires more space. This can be a logistical nightmare for humanitarian organizations. But, the tiger worms help reduce the volume of the waste, so the toilets do not need to be emptied as frequently or rebuilt. In fact, the tiger worm toilets only need to be emptied about every five years. By the time the toilets need to be emptied, the tiger worms have transformed the waste into vermicompost—an excellent fertilizer—which can then be used to grow crops.

“Tiger worm toilets are promising but they aren’t the silver bullet to change sanitations,” Bastable said. “The winner will be a toilet technology that can be adapted to individual countries to meet the needs of a specific community.”

SOIL Toilets

Photo Credit: Vic Hinterlang/ SOIL

Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL)—a Haiti-based organization—provides communities with simple and low-cost dry composting toilets, which work well even in crowded, informal settlement communities where there is minimal infrastructure.

SOIL focuses on promoting the use of ecological sanitation, a process that uses naturally occurring microbes and heat to transform human waste into a fantastic compost. This rich compost is then used in agriculture and reforestation efforts. Through its social business model, SOIL is solving the sanitation problem—and improving Haiti’s poor soil quality.

At the moment, more than 75 percent of Haiti’s population lacks access to safe sanitation. Open defecation is a common. Haiti has one of the world’s highest rates of childhood diarrhea, which is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 5. Furthermore, Haiti has had one of the world’s largest outbreaks of cholera in recent history. Better sanitation in Haiti is crucial to improving public health and preventing the spread of disease.

“If we can take all the poop that’s making people sick right now and turn it into this really valuable resource that could be used for reforestation or for increased agricultural production, then you really take a problem and turn it into a solution,” SOIL Executive Director Sasha Kramer told The Guardian.

So how do these toilets work? Families are provided with an in-home toilet, which has a five-gallon bucket inside where waste goes. Instead of flushing with water, you cover it with a dry carbon material—usually sugarcane shavings—which keeps it from smelling and prevents flies from reaching it.

Each week, the “poop mobiles” pick up the buckets from each household and provide clean buckets with additional cover material. Then, the waste is rushed off to composting sites, where it is transformed into rich fertilizer in just six months.

At the compost sites, naturally occurring microbes go to work, heating the piles of human waste to 170 degrees, which kills the pathogens that make people sick. The final products is an odorless soil rich in nutrients that make plants grow.

“Given the natural aversion to human waste, it takes rigorous research, careful implementation and skilful social marketing to overcome the ‘yuck’ factor,” Kramer told the Guardian, “That said, we found that, in Haiti, once people are able to see, smell, and touch the final product they are more than eager to test it in their gardens,”

SOIL treats 240,000 gallons of human waste each year and has sold over 75,000 gallons of compost. The compost has been snapped up by nurseries, gardeners, farmers, and non-profits focused on reforestation efforts in Haiti. Furthermore, there have been significant economic returns for farmers growing high-value crops such as bell peppers and spinach.


Peepoo

Photo credit: Camilla Wirseen/ Peepoople

The Peepoo looks like an ordinary plastic bag, kind of slim and with a liner tucked inside.  In fact, it is a single-use biodegradable toilet, designed for populations without other sanitation options.

The Peepoo is a toilet that you can carry in your pocket. It can be used either indoors or carried to a private and secluded location. It can also be placed on the Peepoo Kiti, which is a small portable “chamber pot.”
After it is used, the bag is knotted and taken to a drop-off point where the user gets a small refund. A lining of urea crystals sanitizes the waste. Then, the bags are carted off to be converted into fertilizer.

After some basic training, micro-entrepreneurs can sell the bags to customers in their community. The used bags are then bought back for a third of the original price, and the waste is turned into fertilizer.

Peepoople—the organization behind Peepoo—launched in 2009 with the intention of providing a sustainable sanitation system that would improve the health and living conditions for the residents the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, while also creating employment opportunities and contributing to food security.  

One of the biggest challenges is educating people about hygiene, sanitation, and the importance of using—and correctly disposing of—Peepoo. The system has been especially successful in humanitarian efforts in refugee camps and after natural disasters.

After Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, Oxfam partnered with Peepoople to provide individuals without access to latrines with alternative sanitation solution. The Peepoo was well received by the community, and it reduced the number of people practicing open defecation, which in turn reduced the spread of disease.

The simplicity and affordability of Peepoo make it a short-term sanitation solution.

While high-tech sanitation systems are making headlines, it’s the simplest solutions that are helping people live healthier lives.

20.04.2017 How toilet technology is overcoming the 'yuck' factor

Tiger worms, sugarcane shavings, and plastic bags
https://www.globalenvision.org/2017/04/04/overcoming-yuck-factor-simple-and-life-saving-toilets

19.04.2017 5 Complete Steps To Amazing Youthful Skin


Five Complete Steps to Amazing Youthful Skin

There are way too many claims for youthful skin. Try this cream for wrinkles, this cream for age spots, this cream for dark circles. Where can you get all this and more in just one complete skin rejuvenation system? Well the answer is simpler than you realized. All this can be had in one simple anti aging cream –
Kollagen Intensiv. This amazing revolutionary cream is all you will need to start looking younger. How does it do it? Well the answer is simple – there are five complete steps that will start to work from the first application.

Step 1 – Kollagen Intensiv increases your natural collagen production. It has been especially formulated to increase your collagen production as this is necessary for your skin to remain firm and subtle. As we get older, our bodies start to produce less collagen, and less collagen means more wrinkles. Kollagen Intensiv has used the latest medical research to produce a cream that encourages your skin to naturally increase collagen production for a visible reduction in wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and more.




Step 2 – Kollagen Intensive boosts your natural moisturizing factors. Proper moisturizing is important to keep skin looking younger. Water retained in the epidermis prevents it from becoming too dry. Dry skin looks older and less supple. Kollagen Intensive has been formulated to include natural moisturizing factors that will help lock in moisture which helps keep skin hydrated and looking younger.

Step 3 – Kollagen Intensiv reduces photo-aging which is caused by damage from the sun's powerful rays. Photoaging is the result of too many times laying in the sun or even just from normal exposure to UV radiation. As we age, our skin is more affected by photoaging, and the effects are seen by more fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, increased skin roughness and more. Kollagen Intensiv offers protection against photo-aging with various UV protecting ingredients, as well as factors that help to rejuvenate and repair skin from previous sun exposure.

Step 4 – Kollagen Intensiv protects against wrinkles caused by glycation. Around 35, women are usually affected by a change in their hormone levels. And as these hormones become more erratic there can be higher levels of interleukins in the plasma, and these inflammatory proteins slow tissue regeneration, causing stiffening and wrinkling of the skin and reducing overall healing potential. Kollagen Intensiv helps your skin to counteract any effects from glycation on your skin which helps skin retain its elasticity, youthful contours, and even tone.




Step 5 – Kollagen Intensiv does something else that every woman is looking for and that is to also help reduce those unsightly dark under eye circles, puffiness and crow's feet. Nothing shows age faster than our eyes and those signs of aging all make you look and feel way older. Kollagen Intensiv has been specially formulated to be your total facial "anti-aging" and skin rejuvenation solution – taking years of aging signs off your eyes by firming and plumping this sensitive skin to reduce the appearance of crow's feet. It also helps to reduce the occurrence of dark, under-eye circles. What great news!

For more information, please visit the Kollagen Intensiv Homepage.

19.04.2017 Green finance

Written by: Kathleen Bennett, Kiva Portfolio Manager, South America & Guatemala
 
At Kiva, our mission is to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty, and this mission extends beyond just financial poverty. We aim to help increase access to basic services as well, from clean water and sanitation, to getting sustainable energy in homes. Green loans on Kiva help borrowers switch to environmentally friendly products that reduce pollution, promote sustainable practices and help families succeed.
 
Jackline, a Kiva borrower in Kenya
 
Not only do green loans help the environment, they also create opportunities for people to invest in their future. With green loans, borrowers can access eco-friendly technology and are able to improve their businesses and livelihoods. The positive impact continues as their communities also receive environmental benefits, such as clean rivers from waste reduction. On the other side, lenders love the high potential of impact with green loans. As Kiva’s President, Premal Shah, explains, “the benefits for borrowers are less energy consumption, more savings and improvements in health and well-being.” To date, the Kiva community has funded over $18 million in green loans and that number keeps on growing! 
 
One effort the Kiva community supports is creating affordable access to clean energy products. New technologies are expensive and don’t directly generate income, which makes it hard to get a loan from a bank to make this investment. Kiva saw this problem in Haiti, where, most families use coal stoves for cooking. Finding a better alternative was a priority as traditional stoves were costly and created fumes that contribute to respiratory issues. The solution was a cleaner cookstove with a ceramic core. The improved stove runs on half the amount of coal, which minimizes carbon emissions and reduces the amount of smoke exposure. Also, over time, families save money with the improved stove, as they’re less expensive to maintain. To increase access to these new stoves, Kiva partnered with the D and E Green Enterprises. This social enterprise provides in-kind loans to entrepreneurs to buy a stock of clean cookstoves. The borrowers, then, become retailers in their community, which helps create formal employment, in addition to helping local communities access safe and sustainable energy. 
 
With Kiva’s widespread partnerships, green loans are available in a variety of industries. Lenders can help people farm sustainably, bring electricity to rural areas and provide environmentally-focused businesses with the capital to grow. One amazing story is Isidro Lara’s. Isidro is a coffee farmer in the small, rural town of San Pedro Copán in Honduras. Together with his wife and 4 kids, he works hard to produce high quality coffee beans and earn a healthy income. Typically, during the coffee drying process, Isidro has used machine dryer, which runs on substantial amounts of fossil fuels. This year, however, Isidro wanted to create a more sustainable and economical way to process this coffee. He used his Kiva loan to purchase the necessary materials to build a solar dryer. With the new machine, Isidro didn’t need to buy fuel, so he was able to increase his harvest profitability and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the same time. With green loans, families, like Isidro’s, are able to make small changes that contribute to a larger shift in how farmers think about sustainable technologies. 
 
On a larger scale, green loans can provide the necessary capital to enterprises in critical early-growth stages. Kiva partnered with the US-based non-profit, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), to provide loans to help expand its conservation initiatives. In 2013, WCS started the Enterprise Development Program to support conservation projects around the world. Unfortunately, WCS wasn’t able to access traditional financing because they lacked a proven business model and financial providers considered them too risky. With Kiva’s help, they were able to get the working capital needed for the project to run successfully and sustainably.
 
A Kiva borrower in Uganda with a solar light

Through these, and so many other partnerships, Kiva is providing sustainable solutions to environmental challenges. It’s a continuous commitment, and we’re always looking for new partners and lenders who want to fund conservation efforts around the globe. We support green loans because they build financial bridges so that people, like Isidro, can access clean energy technologies and thrive. It’s a win-win-win scenario for lenders, borrowers and the earth, and we’re proud to help. 
 
Check out green loans here and create opportunity today. 

18.04.2017 10+1 Kick Ass SEO Tools to Skyrocket Your Blog Positions

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17.04.2017


Why Stretch Marks Form and How to Reduce Them

Whether you like it or not, your skin makes a statement and hints of where you're at along the journey of life. Got wrinkles? You're advancing in years. Age spots? You've spent time in the sun. Stretch marks? See below.
Stretch marks occur for a variety of reasons. The most obvious, of course, being from pregnancy. But stretch marks can also occur from adolescence, weight gain, some medical conditions. Even weight-lifting. Did you get that, guys?
Of course, it doesn't help that stretch marks occur in sexy places. Ok, the upper arms might not be the hottest thing since sliced bread, but stretch marks, or striae as they're known, frequently form on the thighs, hips, breasts and buttocks. And in summer time, when the clothes come off, that sucks.



What Causes Stretch Marks

Contrary to popular belief, stretch marks are more than skin that's simply been stretched too much. Stretch marks occur when the body secretes the glucocorticoid hormone during some life events (that's you, pregnancy). And this hormone prevents the necessary collagen and elastin fibroblasts required for tight, healthy skin.
The loss of these supportive proteins is detrimental to your skin, causing it to separate in the deeper layers. This results in the angry red striations that eventually give way to, you guessed it, stretch marks.
You can, however, reduce the appearance of stretch marks, and prevent them from forming in the first place, with Skinception Intensive Stretch Mark Therapy.
More on that to come. First, let's review how you can treat stretch marks, and why Stretch Mark Therapy should be at the top of your list for stretch mark-free skin.

About Stretch Mark Treatment

There are surgical treatments for stretch marks, including dermabrasion, chemical peels and laser surgery. Results for surgical treatments are variable and depend largely on age and skin condition. Such treatments show moderate success, though they're rarely covered by insurance plans.
You can also eat right, with a skin-friendly diet. Skin likes foods that are high in vitamins A and C, zinc and protein. Consider salmon and oily fish, nuts, carrots, milk and eggs. Your skin loves these foods, and you'd do well do make them a regular part of your diet, for healthy skin and great complexion. If any foods will reduce the formation of stretch marks, it's these.



Skinception Intensive Stretch Mark Therapy Reduces Stretch Marks

Now, for some encouraging news. In a recent clinical study, of 13 women with post-pregnancy stretch marks, participants applied a 2 per cent concentration of Regestril on the affected areas for two months. At the end of the study, even the researchers were astounded by the results: a 72.5% reduction in the depth of stretch marks. And a 52% reduction in length.
And there's more good news for people with stretch marks. Another active ingredient in Stretch Mark Therapy, Pro-Coll-One+, stimulated collagen production by as much as 1190% when applied in a 2% concentration in a 56 day separate study. Seventy-eight per cent of study participants saw a noticeable improvement in skin smoothness, which improved by up to ten per cent.
Skinception Intensive Stretch Mark Therapy fades stretch marks. Scientifically formulated with the latest in skin care technology, it's a safe and effective way to erase those tell-tale markers on your body, of where it's been and what it's done. And in clothing-optional season, that's a good thing to have!

14.04.2017 Total Curve: Better Than Reconstructive Surgery?

Total Curve - Better Than Reconstruction Surgery?

You've heard about breast implants. And you probably know someone who's been affected by breast cancer. A mastectomy is one of the more common ways to treat this killer of women.
Safety counts, always. If you're affected by breast cancer, listen to your doctor. And if he or she suggests a partial or full-mastectomy, then for your health and well-being, do it.
Once it's done, however, some women feel less than complete, missing part of or a complete breast. Many women undergo breast reconstruction surgery to treat this issue. And while the psychological benefits of such a procedure are well-known, a new study suggests that breast reconstruction surgery can have major implications, particularly related to the stomach.



Meanwhile, Total Curve is a natural, two-step breast enhancement therapy, consisting of a Daily Supplement and a Lifting & Firming Gel. And it's got a secret weapon that makes Total Curve an attractive option for women looking to add lift and volume - Volufiline™ is clinically proven to increase breast size by up to 8.4% in less than 60 days.

The Goods On Breast Reconstruction Surgery

According to a new survey, women who pursue breast reconstruction surgery to address loss of breast size and appearance from a mastectomy are generally happy with the results and report increased feelings of sex appeal and well-being.
The survey, published in the online edition of Cancer, a journal of the American Cancer Society, consisted of 51 women, each given a questionnaire three weeks after the surgery, and again three months after they'd done the procedure. As most of the women indicated, they had no regrets. The women felt better about their bodies, their health and their sex appeal.
About ten per cent of the women had major complications. "Major" was defined as an unexpected return to the hospital. All of the women recovered from the procedure, complications or not. Yet, researchers noted that the surgery came with unforeseen consequences.



Tummy Trouble...And Not the IBS Kind

Breast reconstruction surgery requires a donor site from which to take tissue. That donor site is typically the abdomen. And as the researchers found, many of the women experienced significant loss of abdominal strength.
That's not the end of the world. But as the study suggests, it presented an ongoing inconvenience to the women. Such deterioration of the stomach muscles might, for example, make it difficult to pick up groceries or a child.
Lack of abdominal strength could also make it difficult to get out of bed. Instead of sitting up, as she used to, a woman might have to roll out of bed.

How Total Curve Might Help

For women interested in breast reconstruction, Total Curve presents an attractive option. Let's review how it might help.
Total Curve is formulated to increase breast volume and reduce sagging. While it's unlikely that Total Curve will dramatically increase breast size in women who've completely removed a breast, it's very possible that it can increase volume in women with partial breast removal. And it can improve appearance.



Volufiline contains sarsasapogenin, which stimulates lipogenesis. That's an important point, because during lipogenesis, fatty tissues grow within the breasts, for more volume and better lift.
In women looking for fuller, more pleasing breasts after a mastectomy, that may just be what they're looking for. At a fraction of the cost of reconstructive surgery, and without the complications. You can still get out of bed. No rolling required.