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Snakeoil health advise on the web

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Be careful not all is what it seems when it comes to health advise online. Try not to take what you find on the first result of Google as the be all and end all, as just because something you find ontop of the search results doesn’t all ways mean what you are reading is the best information or when it comes to health advise the safest as being on the top of the search engines only requires the website to be good at SEO and not necessarily a expert in the field.

Many business are turning to manipulating the search engine rankings to pedal their snake oil, offering up advise to often vulnerable searchers exploiting them and hopefully parting them from their cash.

A Prime example of this is in the physio world. A plenty of snaekoil websites dominates this niche, with their super churn and burn style backlink profiles.. the sites are made to rank quickly and cheaply… enabling them to move on to pushing another site up to the top as soon as the site is deindexed or penalized by the search engines. These sites  have done everything in their power to game the google rankings and it is working wonders for them (at the moment), they dominate and top the rankings for many many injury related search queries… giving “jargon busting” advise but our guess is that this advise will be busting a few other things than just jargon. The fact is all the advise is fueled by their desire to sell the searcher something and is not created for the benefit of the searchers but to try to sell one of their cheap products which mayn’t help at all. The fact is the guys who run these sites and write the articles for  are not actual physiotherapists at all in fact I have found one of the biggest spammers and frauds to own another DIY cowboy supplies website..I didn’t know builders knew so much about physio?

The way in which the websites have been built tries to trick users into thinking that the website has been built by accredited physiotherapists, I have looked through just about all of their injury articles about causes and treatments and I would stay away from all what they mention and guess what all the cures for all the conditions and injuries can be easily cured with a physio product bought off them.

Many of these physio snaekoil sites sell everything from insoles to orthotic supports but they try to brand their products making out that they are just as good as custom ones, but really they are made in Chinese factories and have no health benefits from wearing them at all…. In fact I would worry if wearing a pair of insoles would in fact hurt and damage your feet instead.  This is just one of many examples of websites which actively try to make out that they are health specialists and know what they are talking about when in fact they have no clue. If you really want proper health advise I would recommend a website that has a good reputation and is run by professionals and not by those just out to take your money, take nuovahealth for example now there is a website that knows about health and isnt just fishing for your money out your pocket or if you are reluctant to even trust them we have some health advise too and we dont make outrageous claims just basing everything on hard science fact and knowledge from our writers.

 

 

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The Fastest, Easyiest And Best Ways To Grow Taller Naturally

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Being unhappy about how tall you are can really knock your confidence so in this article I will be showing you a few ways to help boost your height and at the same time lift your confidence too!

We will be looking at if diet can help, stretching exercises insoles which will help give you a boost as well!

If you do not measure up to the height you would like to be and your passed “that” age where growing any taller is pretty much out of the question for you there are still something you can try to help increase your height but It has got to say some ways are more effective than others.
Eating a balanced and healthy diet is something you could try.. but for height increase it will only help prevent you from stunting your growth whilst you are in puberty…though you should always eat a healthy diet even after puberty to keep healthy anyway! Drinking milk for strong bones will help, protein rich foods like eggs and meat are also important as protein is made up of amino acids which are key to cellular growth. Supplements and human growth hormone should be avoided as it doesn’t work and can be very dangerous to your health.

Stretching exercises is one of those ways you can try but it isn’t the best… why? because if you already have good posture it wont do much.. and even if you have pretty bad posture you can only expect one or two inches more height from this! How stretching exercises work is based on the idea that you can get better posture but not only that but also increasing the space in between your joints which are otherwise being squeezed together by gravity.. by strengthening the supporting muscles around the joints through stretches your joints will hopefully wont get squeezed together by gravity as much and so you will potentially grow in height! Good posture takes time to develop, you do not have to do stretching exercises if you do not want to just getting rid of all the bad habits like slouching and standing up right and sitting up right in your chair are all good to do! What stretching exercises will not do is encourage cellular growth if you are past your teenage years and your growth plates have already fused together.

One of the best stretching exercises which will really help is chin ups, chin ups help develop and strengthen your back and and hanging on a bar liek you do with chin ups really does stretch out your body! You can also try swimming, Pilates and yoga too!

Even though better posture wont instantly make you the tallest person around and takes time, slouching and looking more confidence can make people believe your much taller than you are!

But that being said overall not slouching, keeping your head held high will make you look like you have more confidence and people will presume that your taller just for that, you see those that perceive those to be more dominant (ie with more confidence) appear taller, physiological studies have proven this concept as two groups of students at a university were introduced to a total stranger those who were told that this stranger was infact a professor at the university after the meeting when asked how tall they though the professor was they all predicted the persons height as being much taller than he actually was! The other group of students were introduced to the same stranger but they were told that he was a student just like them and thus the students did not elevate his dominance when these students were later asked to predict the fellow students height they all gave more reasonable predictions much closer to the actual persons height, you see dominance automatically makes people presume you are taller than you actually are, so looking as though you have more dominance by having more confidence in your self and not slouching and looking awkward and as though you are not dominant and do not have much confidence will really help!

How about something to put in your shoes to make you look taller?

I thought I would leave this to last as in my opinion I think that it is the best way to grow taller or rather make it seem as though you have grown taller.. it is easy as slipping something into your shoes.. infact it just that. Get some height increasing insoles that you can place inside your shoes they really work (which by the are far better for your feet helping to support them in natural and comfortable position and protect them from shocks and pressures which high heels and elevator shoes cannot do!), people who wear lifts in their shoes including celebrities can increase their height to as much as 3 inches which if you wear some big heeled shoes can really make a huge difference. The way the lifts work means you dont have to increase your height all the way up to 3 inches which might be uncomfortable for some people but you can instead adjust the height on them using layers instead. These insoles are something not to be frowned upon, many many people wear them and because of how they are out of sight you can get away with wearing them without anyone ever knowing which is pretty clever. If you practice good posture and wear these insoles you could potentially be looking at increasing your height by 5 inches..no joke! If you are still unsure you can read this which should help explain more on these almost magical insoles and the other things I mentioned here.

 

Remember to comment below if you have any more ways, need help or just want to say something!

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Meet Budhia the worlds youngest marathon runner

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Many full grown adults will have a tough time running a marathon without collapsing halfway through but for a 4 year old to do it is remarkable!

A four year old in India has broken records as being the youngest ever to run a marathon. The “marathon boy” Budhia Singh, was sold by his mother has now ran a 40 mile non stop marathon even after doctors have warned against it.

The CRPF and the sports minister Debashis Nayak even though doctors have warned of the dangers of the stress physically and psychologically this will have on the boy running 40 miles at only four years old are supporting the boy despite the controversy.

The marathon was from Puri to Bhubaneswar…. with no breaks and the media were on his tail throughout some even comparing him to Forest Gump. This has no doubt brought the boy a lot of fame and for his investors and trainers a lot of money. Some are calling the boy a star with Olympic potential but others are saying hes a victim of abuse from his coach exploiting him.

There is a danger that this will encourage more parents to sell their children for a quick buck and for them to get in the limelight despite the actual real cost it will have on the child.

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Plantar fasciitis

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Did you know that 1 in every 10 people will suffer from Plantar fasciitis at some point in their lives that shows just how common this condition really is. And it is not very nice condition to have.. as it is quite painful and can really put the stoppers on your busy life while you wait for it to heal (or should you put your feet up and rest with PF? In this article we will be looking at what causes PF and exactly what you should do if you have it)!

Plantar fasciitis is the product of being fit and healthy or not… Confused? Well join the party as this is a rather confusing condition that effects many different people for many very different reasons. On one hand you got plantar fasciiits effecting the most healthiest and athletic of people and on the opposite side you have plantar fasciiits hitting people who are inactive and who are overweight and do not do much physical activity.

Things to blame (causes)!

It is a inflammatory condition brought on by over usage of the arch of your foot… athletes often will use the arches in their feet when running, jumping and whatever else you can think of, the arch of the foot is designed to pass weight onto the toes even though athletes can have quite strong supportive tissue around the arch sometimes or if they do not properly warm up before exercise they may pull the tissue making up (Known as the plantar fascia) from over use of their arches, whereby the arches simply can no longer take the strain and become inflamed, people with fallen arches which is when someone has flat feet or those with high arches will tend to have a much high risk of developing PF because their arches designed less efficient and thus less able to cope under pressures and and tighten much quicker under much less pressure and tension than people with “normal” feet.

Hard surfaces can be to blame for PF as well, if you start running on hard surfaces which can result in the shock impact when your feet hit the ground to travel mostly up into your feet can cause all sorts of problems and can inflame the arch if you are not used to this.

Those who are overweight or do not do physical activity involving their feet much will also have a greater chance of PF because the muscles in their feet will be much less strong than others and if they are overweight this weight also adds greater pressure on top of the the arches. This extra weight can also cause more build up of pressure under the heels of the feet as well causing heel pain.

As we age our joints,muscles, tissues will all weaken and this includes the plantar fascia making it “not what it used to be”, less flexible, less strong and therefore cannot hold and support as much weight and pressure so you have to look after your body and especially your feet as you get older much more!

Treatment

Ligament tissue tends to take quite a while to heal up so for plantar fasciitis to fully heal you maybe waiting for quite a few weeks or even months.

Things you can try and things you can do to help with the healing process are:

Avoid walking or running on hard surfaces as the shock will further damage the plantar fascia.
Do not wear tight fitting shoes! To stop further damage to the feet tissues your feet will often swell up and in some cases heel spurs will develop a growth, these symptoms will usually go away as your feet repair themselves, but do bring the issue that usually your shoes then become to tight and this can cause further problems such as even more pressure which can escalate the situation so you must take this into consideration when you have plantar fasciitis.

Sometimes if you are suffering from PF you may find your self putting your feet up, not getting out much because it is just too painful to walk but you do not have to sit still! You may think that resting your feet to help them recover would be a good idea to help them recover quickly but in some cases this doesn’t really help much at all as plantar fasciiits causes swelling of the foot if you are not moving and using your feet the swelling will take a lot longer to go down because the fluid in the foot will not be pumped out of the foot so keeping active during recovery of plantar fasciiits is rather important but at the same time hard because how are you meant to walk on a foot that is effected by PF, is swollen, inflamed and sore? Putting weight on it when it is weak and still in the healing process can be bad for recovery but doing light foot stretching exercises which encourage blood flow helping with the healing process as your body quickly regenerates damaged cells. Stretching exercises will also help to re-strengthen the effected tissues can be done. A tight Achilles tendon can resort to a tightness of the plantar fascia and a tight plantar fascia is more easily damaged and more easily pulled because the plantar fascia connects the Achilles tendon to the toes on your feet doing Achilles stretches and exercises is one way to help. Those who do not do much exercises like running will usually have a much tighter Achilles tendons and thus higher chances of a tighter plantar fascia as a effect.

Insoles can also take much of the strain from off your arches and can get you back on your feet far quicker with a decreased risk of damaging the tissues as if you buy arch supporting inserts they help give you the extra support where needed and by providing shock absorption to stop shocks from further damaging the plantar fascia tissue you will find yourself walking around even with PF, and more comfortably and safely than you may think! Buying correctly fitted insoles is a good idea not just to stop discomfort and to get the best support for your feet but also buying some that offer too much support or ones that do not give support only in the parts that need it can actually cause your arches to become weaker as they become reliant on the arches to support them, you should only have enough arch support to correct any misalignment’s and to help support the support you already have that is why getting exactly fitted custom insoles is actually a bad idea as they are fitted to give you all the support you need which is not a good idea because you do not want that, this also means you will save a quickly bucks as custom insoles will easily set you back quite a bit of money. There is a huge selection of insoles availble today that have been designed specifically for plantar fasciiits, one choice is nuovahealth where you can find some good ones.

 

 

 

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Heel grips to stop you slipping in your shoes!

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Isn’t it really annoying when your feet just cannot stay still in your shoes and are always sliding around in them? This cannot only be a nuisance but also can be bad for your feet.

Heel grips are something that you may find really useful! Heel grips work by gripping your heel to your shoes this will then stop you slipping in loose fittings shoes which is really quite useful to say the least fi you are always finding your self tripping up or slipping in your shoes particularly a problem found in high heels. If you are finding that your foot moves quite a lot whilst wearing your shoes for whatever reason having a pair of heel grips to stop this from happening is a really good idea, why? because if your feet are always moving around in your shoes this can causes rubbing to occur which is actually linked to bunions (medical experts are still on the bench for the direct cause of bunion but it is known that bunion can get worse due to the pressure and irritation rubbing can cause. Heel grips are basically double sided adhesive stickers that sticks your heel to your shoe stopping you from slipping and from your heel lifting, these little things are quite inexpensive but it is always a good idea to buy the best ones right that do the job right? There are many different heel grips on the market today that you can buy but we have tested and tried many different ones from branded Drscholl (which were the most expensive but proved to be the worst) heel grips to non branded ones we have found that some will last a long time whereas others will not and the adhesive will simply ware away quite quickly also some may dig into the heel and are uncomfortable to wear, the best ones that we have found are from nuovahealth that proved the longer lasting ones and the best quality of all the heel grips we tried.

To summarize heel grips are great for loose shoes and even better for high heels on a night out when slipping and tripping in your heels can be fairly common. Prices range from £1.99-£2.99

 

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An increase in webhosting scams

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There is a huge rise in scammer hosting company’s you must really do your research when choosing a hosting company to go with especially if you are looking at “affordable” small less known ones as you may find they will just collect your money and one day run.

Many hosts will also offer you the chance to also buy domains through them as well, this can even mean if you do get scammed not only will they run off with your money but your entire website too. They could theoretically set up your site themselves and run your business which you built up.

And many are doing this, it is thought that 1 out 3 small time web hosts are not legitimate businesses.

In a previous post we did a mini review for the hosting provider dabuu after further research we have found out that if you have recently bought hosting from this provider you should try to get your money back either by PayPal charge back or contacting your credit card company as our research has found that it is very likely that the hosting you have paid for you will not get. The owner of dabuu Networks set up this hosting not to long ago, that maybe not something initially bad in itself as all hosting company’s have to start somewhere but its is quite questionable after just a few months in operation dabuu decided to sell up and rather quickly to apparently getting a buyer within a couple of days whilst also still accepting payments for hosting. The owner of dabuu networks has not told any of his customers who the new owners are and in threads on webhostingtalk people are really quite concerned especially as the owner has seemed to have done a disappearing act, one member of webhostingtalk has also pointed out that the owner of dabuu hosts has also done this kind of thing before with a hosting company called NixDot. In exactly the same scenario and with the same policy of no refunds it seems the owner of dabuu apparently called Dan is a scammer. The moral of this story really is that you just cannot trust small web hosting company’s especially ones that have not been around for a while and only except yearly subscription payments only. India daily will keep a tab on this guy and will try to out any more of these pop up hosting company this guy sets up so that he will not be able to run with anyone else money.

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Dabuu networks is bad hosting! Our mini review!

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This is just a mini review.. just something to help other webmasters out really!

Indiadaily has recently been testing hosting from Dabuu networks a mid price range host so you expect at least for your website to be running smoothly and you do not expect the host to be down consistently like we found with dabuu networks.

We started using Dabuu after we received a email from a website owner who felt scammed and conned after using Dabuu so we decided to investigate to make sure that the issues with dabuu were not just a one time thing. We set up a small blog with them which used up little space and bandwidth the package we used was Package: Level 1 costing $18 a year doesn’t sound much right? but over the weeks we tested with these guys we found that our website was really quite slow if not down entirely. With no information telling us why our website was down, poor support and head ache after head ache it looked as though our website would have done much better and would at least load faster and be up more with a free hosting than with dabuu that how poor the hosting is. Sometimes when Our site was down the main dabuu site was also down at the same time which probably meant all website on the servers were facing issues and were down…. this also meant it was hard to get support and a estimated time of when our small site would be back online.

Apparently Dabuu is under new management after being sold.. dabuu failed to mention this to any of their current customers and was only found out after a sale thread fro the company was posted on the webhostingtalk forum, which may explain why if you are hosting with these guys your website is down at the moment… It is unsure if the new owners will continue to host previous customers websites or not if they failed to do so you may find yourself out of pocket as one of dabuus previous rules was that they do not give refunds.

You can get  much cheaper web hosting than dabuu and many people would probably choose these guys because they fear the cheaper ones as they dont want to get hosting that is really bad but at the same time are scared off by the more expensive but very reliable hosts because of the price so they end up  settling for dabuu which is in between  and therefore should be reliable enough and not to expensive but this is not the case at all it would seem.

Our verdict on these guys is that they are quite useless and it is probably better to go for more well known hosts such as godaddy.

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Quick guide to growing taller

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People who are tall are respected it is as simple as that you have more dominance and authority in social situations and in the work place. A physiological study carried out that showed that authority is strongly related to height. Two groups of students who took part in this study were introduced to the same person, one group were told that this person was a professor at the university whereas the other group were told that this person was another student, after they met the person both groups were asked  to predict his height it was found that those introduced to the person who thought that he was a professor and was therefore seen as a figure of authority measured his height as being taller than those in the group that merely thought he was a student like them. Think what you like to these findings but it is quite clear that how tall you are or your social status helps define peoples attitude towards you. The taller you are may gain others respect. People do judge people on first impressions and height is something that everyone draws upon on a first impression so making yourself the tallest you can be may improve upon these first impressions. I have found many different methods on the internet for growing taller and after being through them all just about from stretching exercises to diets I have found the best results come instantly with a pair of these insoles. Yes stretching exercises do help but it takes time, stretching exercises help to improve posture and back health too which si always good… but shoe lifts do give you a instant height boost that can be as much as 3 inches so id say combine the benefits of wearing shoe lifts with stretching exercises and you will be well on your way to being taller, for sure!  More and more people are using shoe lifts to gain height. It is a rather funny invention that you can use to get taller. When I first asked my friends about if they heard of them they didn’t have a clue what they were and when I told them they did laugh, now however they  have stopped laughing and cannot stop wearing them.Diet on the other hand is good and you should always be eating a balanced diet for the best possible health but for growing taller it only works for those still growing as it is important to eat right to prevent stunted growth but for those that have stopped growing (when the growth plates fuse together) diet is not the answer as you bones will no longer lengthen anymore.

Comfortable and safe in the knowledge if you do wear them they are out of sight so nobody can see you wearing them I think shoe lifts are probably the best way to go if your wanting more height. Maybe if you are going to buy some though make sure you dont go telling all your friends about them otherwise they will just start wearing them and you can not then be taller than them! If you are still a little bit stumped about growing taller you can read more on the basics here.

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Should you buy a .us domain?

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Should you buy a .US domain? Truth be told buying a us domain even if you are a US citizen is more bother than its worth. Why? Well US domains are only for us citizens or those with substantial business presence in the US if you are not a US citizen and register a .us domain for what ever reason (many people now register these kind of tldm to create words and phrases out of their website name even neustar who own the .us domain franchise use about.us to explain what it is all about). Because neustar wants only US citizens and quite frankly because they are nasty and want to circulate more sales of the us domain by making more available they do spot checks to check to check whether those with a .us domain are actually from the us this will then hopefully free up a few good domains which they can sell again if they catch out anyone or anyone fails to reply within a couple days. People who are form the US have had their domain deleted for not proving that they are form the us simply because they failed to see the email in their inbox and reply. If you domain gets deleted it become freely available for other to register you do not get a refund for your domain getting deleted and neustar gets more money. The whole bother of constantly checking your inbox to make sure you do not get ones of these emails is rather a pain… even if you are from the united states.

What about if you are not from the UNITED STATES? If you are not a us citizen and want to register a .us domain the  I would advise against it, in the past non us citizens have paid huge amounts of money with one auction for video.us at $75 000 only for it to be deleted and taken away from the auction winner without refund and then the same domain was found on auction again a few months later hitting $18 500 to another person outside the us the domain was again deleted and the winner of the auction was found out of pocket… no warning was given prior to the purchase that this maybe the case (part of the scam).

Another reason why the .us domains are really not worth buying is that if you are a us company looking for better search engines rankings paying a little bit extra for the .us domain rather than a .com one will not give you any better luck when it comes to the search engines as the search engines do not put weight on this when ranking sites just like they dont with emd’s. Constantly watching your back with the prospect of loosing your domain no extra benefits of having one rather than a different domain means it much better to get a .com one or something else!

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Can google see private whois information?

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There is lots of confusion in the black hat world whether google cans see into private WHOIS data… the fact of the matter is as much as google would like to check who owns what site Google cannot see private whois data… the only people who are able to see private whois data are the ones that you are registered with this is because you are effectively registering the domain through proxy. Because of the rise in PBN’S, which stands for private blog networks people are fearing that google will crack down on these next and they are concerned that the only thing that can give them away is their whois data and this is true google is a official registrar so has the ability to do large scale lookups and compare what websites link to what with whois data but if a website has got private whois data google cannot do this as they do not have a clue who owns that website and never will. If you ask anyone who works for other registrar company’s such as godaddy or snapnames they will tell you that they can only access private whois information of their own clients and cannot lookup private information of other registrar clients…. Google will not be a exception to this no matter how BIG they are.

 

Private whois maybe a little bit more expensive but if you are running a private blog network I would say it is definitely worth the extra money as it is much better to be safe than sorry especially where seo is concerned. Matt Cutts back in 2005 the person that he is posted on his personal blog (I will not post a link to his blog post as I do not think he deserves a backlink) requested for people to report to ICANN fake whois information which can result in the domain being deleted entirely. Why would Matt Cutts be so concerned about fake whois information? Is google using whois information that it can obtain to link up networks? maybe that’s why private whois is a must for any black hat or anybody (you do not have to be a spammer to own a PRIVATE BLOG NETWORK to have private whois information.