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Never ignore ED!
Erectile dysfunction (ED or impotence) is a ED is present if you are unable to get or keep an erection that allows satisfactory intercourse. An occasional indulgence allows you
want to have sex or not. It is advisable to get a to stick more closely to a healthy eating y Gets more severe and harder to treat
over time
ties and to try not to indulge too often, ED can be an early warning sign of diabetes or heart disease y Can have a severe emotional impact on
men and can disrupt relationships
low-fat, low-kilojoule tarts are perfect There is no clinical evidence that herbal prod- y Can be an early warning of serious disor-
ucts, such as Horny Goat Weed, work well for ED.
ders such as diabetes or heart disease
Always see your GP first. Beware of clinics Beware of counterfeit drugs online
which may provide unsuitable services and Buying cheap PDE5 inhibitors from online phar- unproven remedies, often at exorbitant prices.
macies is tempting. However, many people have been caught by fake tablets with the wrong Tablets eff ective for most men
ingredients, the wrong dose or no drug at all! Three tablets are approved in Australia, silde- Counterfeit drugs are often made in unsanitary nafil, tadalafil and vardenafil (PDE5 inhibitors). conditions with poor quality and safety controls. They are effective in about 8 out of 10 men but don’t always work the first time. It can take up to 4-6 tries to have a good erection.
y Use reputable Australian websites only
y Avoid sites without a full postal address
All are taken ‘on demand’ before sex and are Ingredients
12 low-fat chocolate chip cookies
only effective if the man is ‘turned on’.
y Avoid any site willing to sell prescription
medicines without a prescription
Although similar, these tablets are different y Avoid sites found in spam ads or emails
1½ tblspns light crunchy peanut butter
in how quickly they work, how long they last 2 x 62g tubs diet chocolate mousse
Step 1.
Preheat oven to 180°C. Place
biscuits on a baking tray lined with
baking paper. Bake for 5 minutes or
until softened. Remove from oven.
Are you taking care of your skin barrier?
Press biscuits into the cups of a 12-cup mini-muffi Preserving the ‘skin barrier’ is the principal Step 2. Spread ½ teaspoon peanut
with dry or sensitive skin. Damage to the skin barrier also contributes to a range of skin disor- ders including eczema and psoriasis.
The skin barrier is the thin, protective outer layer of skin. It can be visualised as a brick wall with layers of cells (the bricks) surrounded by Per serve: 375kJ (90cal), total fat 4.4g,
fatty substances (cement). The bricks are swol- len with water and held tight by the surround- Source: Australian Healthy Food Guide
ing fats and other bonds between the cells. A damaged barrier has shrunken, loose bricks and broken, crumbly cement. Cracks open up keep the skin healthy and prevent relapse.
allowing germs and irritants to get in, causing 2. Avoid other triggers such as chlorine pools,
inflammation, itching and scratching. Water wool or nylon clothes, scratching, hot baths.
escapes through the cracks leading to dry 3. Use emollients (moisturisers) regularly.
skin, especially in the cooler months.
A good emollient adds fats to the barrier layer, How to care for your skin barrier
keeping it intact and helping it to retain water. If you have dry, sensitive or damaged skin: Use a ‘leave-on’ emollient cream once or twice 1. Avoid soaps and detergents as they strip
a day, especially after bathing. Useful ingre- the natural fats from the skin and reduce the dients in emollients are colloidal oatmeal, skin’s acidity. Instead, use a soap-free emol- glycerol and urea. Some of the most effective lient (moisturising) cleanser such as colloidal preparations are more greasy and less popular oatmeal-containing bar or liquid. Also use emollient-containing washes, shower or bath Emollients are safe and cheap. Find a range that suits you and use it long-term.

Source: http://www.yourhealth.net.au/UserFiles/Your%20Health%20winter%202010%20p2(1).pdf


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