Best Dog Grooming Book

I’m ready for a change of career, believe it or not after reading a book on dog grooming.  Being a lover of animals, dogs in particular, I have three of my own. I found this book very hard to put down. I loved reading about all the breeds of dogs, their different personalities and behaviors when it came to being groomed. It captured their individuality perfectly, so perfect in fact, you almost got lost in believing they were actually human.

Obviously the chapter, “How to become a Dog Groomer”, got me rethinking my chosen profession.   Playing with cute dogs all day long as your profession definitely has its advantages.

I have a love of dogs, so that’s a great start, along with a strong work ethic. I am also reasonably fit and healthy, as the chapter explains you need to be.  Imagine all day long, you are on your feet bending and moving, you would need to have a lot of energy for this.  You will be chasing after the dogs that don’t love their trip to the groomer and try to make a runner.

Some dogs love the experience, others not so much.  You need a strong willingness to learn the skills that go along with becoming a Dog Groomer.  Aside from what most people would believe is needed, its actually a highly trained position with a lot of skill involved.  You also need to be a people person and be able to interact with not only the dogs, but also their human owners. The owners love their dogs very much and expect the very best for their dog.  A surprise skill you need is not to be too squeamish, as all day long you will also be dealing with everything a dog can produce…try you can imagine what!   Raising children definitely puts me in a position to deal with that.

“What topics are taught in Dog Grooming School” got me thinking about the next step.  In particular was dog nail clipping. I actually have a friend who is a certified nail technician, so it was interesting for me to read up on this skill that is also used on dogs. Now I can’t imagine too many dogs that love having a human with a sharp object, coming at them. So I can really understand the technique that is required to complete this job.

Amazingly rubbing your dogs’ ears could help relax their anxieties while they are groomed and clipped.  Also the person performing the clippings must stay calm, as dogs have a perfect sense and will be able to fell if you are nervous.  Which in turn will increase their anxiety.  Also rewarding your beloved pet with a treat, after they have had this slightly, scary procedure done will remain in your dogs’ memory. This will increase the success rate of clipping your dogs nails the next time round.

On completion of reading this book, I immediately took my three beloved pets for their own grooming session, with a renewed view on their groomers. I’m still thinking about taking it up as a profession, may be I will start practicing at home.

Book picks for people interested in teeth whitening

Yellowing of teeth is an issue that affects the self esteem of individuals. It is common for people to look for information on how they can whiten their teeth. Apart from articles on the internet, there are various books which have been published through research that can be used to help gain the right information on whiter teeth. From natural cures, to simple cures that one can embark on at home, the books are in plenty. Even when one is considering a dentist procedure, the books help to show which procedures are most effective and which might cause more damage.

1. The Teeth Whitening Cure by Lester Sawicki. This book focuses on the various procedures available for the dentist. It highlights the strengths and weaknesses of each procedure, and the various tooth pastes in the market. In addition, she highlights the various ways that you can care for your newly whitened teeth to ensure that they remain strong and less sensitive. There is advice for dentists on the various issues to look for when electing a procedure for a patient.

2. Teeth Whitening Secrets: by Susan Hopgood. This is a book that is best for amateurs, that is individuals who only possesses basic knowledge on teeth whitening or even no knowledge at all. It is set with easy language describing the procedures as easily as possible. In addition it includes various symptoms which the individual can apply to choose and elect the best procedure for the whitening. The book includes all simple and highly advertised whitening procedures including teeth whitening chewing gums and tooth pastes.

3. Dentistry Consumers Guide. Cosmetic Dentistry: Teeth Whitening, Bleeching, Bonding, Veneers, Dental Insurance and Cracked Teeth By Gregory A Page. This is a book written by famous dentist specialist and cosmetic dental surgeon. This book specializes on reviewing the various procedures available for whitening of teeth. The book shows the strength and advantages of the different procedures that are available in the market. He continues to provide advice on which procedures are most suitable and work best on the different clients. The book is ideal because it focuses on the results that have been researched and even goes further to show how products such as toothpastes have improved in the past decade.

4. The Naked Tooth By Colleen Olitsky. This is an excellent book for cosmetic dentist patients. Patients are often having difficulty electing the right procedure, and they often have to rely on dentists to help choose the best procedure. Unfortunately the dentists are more focused on ensuring a profit in their clinics, and may therefore elect unnecessary procedures that are costly to the patient. This book highlights some of the secrets that you need to know, when choosing a procedure, including effective whitening toothpastes when choosing a procedure.

5. The Billion Dollar Smile By Bill Dorfman. This is one of the most sought after teeth whitening books. Perhaps this is because the author, , is a celebrity doctor sought by many high ranking personalities. He discusses some of the most unique dentist procedures, some of which you can begin at home such as the use of effective whitening tooth pastes reviewed in the book and take care of the minor yellowing of the teeth. The techniques applied here assure not just whiter but healthier teeth.

Above are 5 most popular books available on Amazon on the topics of teeth whitening. If book reading is not your thing, we recommend you checkout the information here. There are lots of good posts with videos and images on how to whiten your teeth.

My Recommended Readings On Home Remedies For Common Health Issues

It’s my ‘book club’ time again. In this article, I’d like to recommend a few books on home remedy. Home remedy is a topic that I am very interested in at the moment. I always wanted to learn about natural ways to cure illness and the books listed below give me a pretty good idea of how home remedy works. Let’s take a look.

First of all, home remedies, in my definition, are some of the things you can easily make at home and use to great effect. There are so many topics in home remedy and it’s not realistic to list out all the books. I’d like to share topics I am currently interested in. One of the topics I’m interested in is making my own toothpaste and I am currently suffering from yellow tooth. I want to find ways to whiten my teeth without going to the dentist for expansive whitening treatment. This i why I have spent a lot of time researching books on teeth whitening. Below are five books I recommended. Most of the books below can be found on Amazon and available in e-book format.

1) The at Home Professional Guide to tooth Whitening by Dr. Inserto. This book goes through the steps you need to perform to achieve optimal tooth whitening at home. Make sure to get the guide to take advantage of the multiple ways you can get a cleaner brighter smile.

2) Naturally Dazzling: At-Home Teeth Whitening Secrets For An Amazing Smile by Jessalyn Cullen. This is great book on ways to find a whiter and brighter smile. This book is available on Amazon, focusing on helping readers fight against yellow teeth.

3) How to Whiten Teeth Now by Dr. William Gray. This is an easy DIY teeth whitening guide which gives individuals ways to whiten their teeth from home without spending lots of money on paid tooth whitening remedies.

4) Teeth Whitening: How To Whiten Teeth Easily by Monica Harper. This is another book to help individuals whiten teeth at home.

5)Teeth Whitening 101 – Your ultimate guide to white teeth by Monica Middleton. This is a short book but it only costs $0.99 at the moment. I’m sure you can find some valuable information in it.

Using home remedies to whiten teeth is a great, but what if you want to learn more about home remedies? Of course there are many more books covering just about every health topics imaginable. Below are couple of my favorite books. Let’s take a look.

1)The Home Health Aide Textbook: Home Care Principles by Jane C John-Nwankw. This is a highly recommended introduction book to home remedies.

2) The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods: Proven Natural Remedies to Treat and Prevent More Than 80 Common Health Concerns By Dr. James A. Duke. This is a book covering all aspects of natural and home remedies for minor illnesses. With 80 different common health conditions in the book, you can proabably find a home remedy that can help you.

The above two guides should be a good starting point for anyone interested in home remedies. I would like to remind you that there is no substitute for seeing a doctor. When illnesses persist it is important to see a medical professional. Get the healing you need by seeing a physician when you need one, but the above guides should certainly help with minor illnesses.

Exercising over 40 – What is Your Best Option?

I remember the exact moment I realized my body started to fall apart. OK, that statement might be too harsh but at the of 30 I couldn’t do certain things I did back when I was 23, which is the age when we all feel invincible and we think it’s going to last forever. Well, guess what: it’s not. As you reach 40, you are going to have to accept the fact that your hair is starting to migrate from your scalp to your back, or that you’ve gradually lost the ability to break down dairy products. It’s even worse if you’re a bookworm, like me, which means you will put on a few (or not so few) excess pounds. While you can’t do anything to stop your hair from becoming gray, or losing it altogether, there is something you can do regarding your overall physical shape and health.

Seeing as I begin every kind of research by reading the appropriate literature, I’ve come across a book called “Exercising over 40 for Dummies“, by a small group of authors, which offers some useful and insightful information about, you’ve guessed, how people over the age 40 can get in shape and what exercises they should perform. You might think that there’s not much to it, you just go out there and jog or lift weights. You’d be wrong.

The thing is, if you are of certain age, you might be slightly overweight, which might put additional strain on your joints during exercise, so running is usually out of the question. Or your weight is fine, but your knees are not what they used to be, so traditional exercises might cause additional damage as opposed to helping you, which is why you might consider investing into exercise equipment such as an elliptical trainer, stationary bike or a rowing machine.
The book strongly recommends introducing exercise equipment into your over 40 workout regimes. It makes the case for helping to reduce strain on the body and to maintain interest. One type of machine they focus on is the elliptical trainer which is ideally suited to people of all ages and physical abilities. If like me you aren’t even sure what an elliptical trainer is, there are some great online resources – Elliptical Machine is one I used for an in-depth overview on ellipticals including reviews and general workout information.

What makes elliptical trainers and similar equipment ideal for people over the age of 40 is the fact that they provide you with a low-impact workout which reduces strain and stress on your joints, tendons, hips, and back. Also, they are excellent at simulating the natural motion of the human body during exercise. In addition to that, they offer a full body workout, instead of focusing on a single muscle group. You can still target specific muscles with an elliptical trainer, whether it’s your upper or lower body. If your primary concern is losing all of that excess weight, you can one of the pre-programmed exercise routines, which, couples with the data gathered by the heart rate monitor, inform you when you are in the fat-burning zone, which will help you achieve the desired results more quickly.

Of course, I’ve started this by recommending a book, which you should read by all means, because it offers some great tips, but now is the time to get off the couch and do something about it. The book certainly got my attention and did provide some useful tips and general information – probably best suited to absolute beginners. The biggest takeaway for me was an introduction to the elliptical trainer. I hadn’t even realized that these existed! If like me you are a bit behind the times with the latest fitness trends the book “Exercising over 40 for Dummies” could be a good read.