Irette Patterson

Written by The Ultimate Holiday Gift Giving Plan

Do you want to give a gift that everyone loves and is within your budget? It can be done. Follow these five steps to keep your sanity and keep to your budget duringrepparttar holiday season.

1. Making a List and Checking it Twice

First, make a list of everyone you want to buy a gift for. There should be two lists - Essential and Would-Be-Nice. The Essential list would include people like family members and close friends. Some examples of those who would fall onrepparttar 130805 Would-Be-Nice list are co-workers and service providers.

2. It's Aboutrepparttar 130806 Money, Honey

Create a gift-giving budget. This is an estimate of how much you want to spend per person. Don't worry exactly how this will work out. For now, set a budget for your essentials and decide to stick to it.

3. Profiler

Take out your Essential list. Now, what are you going to buy them? People will tell you what they want or what they're interested in if you listen. Does someone on your list love roses? A gift certificate to a reputable mail order nursery would be appreciated. Do you need to buy a gift for a bookworm? Give them a discount card from a nationwide bookstore. They'll love it. You can find more ideas at The point is that everyone has a dream or favorite hobby. Give them something related to their passion and it's sure to be a winner.

4. If You've Got it, Flaunt It

When it comes to actually purchasingrepparttar 130807 gifts, use everything you have including skills. Think of what people compliment you on. Do folks love your pound cake? Give a gift certificate good for one. Does your credit card earn you points somewhere? If not, dump it and get one that does. Are you a member of a site such as where you can earn points to redeem for items? If not, go over there and sign up. I had enough points from to take care of two people on my Essential list. That left me with more money forrepparttar 130808 rest.

Natural Hormone Balance Part II

Written by John Russell

In Part I of Natural Hormone Balance, we exploredrepparttar ongoing debate about synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) vs. all-natural progesterone products. International Health Distribution understandsrepparttar 130804 importance of HRT and how it affects women of all ages. We continually strive to not only provide top-of-the-line natural progesterone products, but also to educate and keep you informed ofrepparttar 130805 latest medical studies onrepparttar 130806 subject. As promised in Part I of Natural Hormone Balance, International Health Distribution offers up some clarifying definitions of common buzz words among women’s health.

Progesterone Progesterone identifies one specific chemical. More specifically, progesterone identifies one single molecule (sometimes confused with a class of hormones). It is just this one single hormone that impactsrepparttar 130807 woman’s body—and it’s manufactured inrepparttar 130808 body by various organs.

Progesterone is a “building block,” if you will, for other hormones such as adrenal hormones (adrenaline), which are used in response to stress and danger. The adrenal hormones increase blood pressure to preparerepparttar 130809 body for self-defense.


Available from pharmaceutical companies with a prescription from a licensed physician, progestins are synthetic, wherein progesterone is actually altered atrepparttar 130810 molecular level. As you can imagine, alteringrepparttar 130811 molecular structure of progesterone to progestin can cause significant changes, particularly as it affectsrepparttar 130812 human body.

It has been documented that progestins are not utilized as an aid to supplement hormones, and they are actually difficult forrepparttar 130813 body to break down and excrete. Most progestins can also be derived from organic compounds, such as found in plants, through a process called hydrolyzation.

Natural Progesterone

Natural Progesterone can be derived from wild yams and soybeans, and developed into progesterone. This is exactlyrepparttar 130814 same in molecular structure and action to human progesterone, which is made for this method and graded byrepparttar 130815 U.S. Pharmacopoeia (USP). It is commonly transformed into a cream for transdermal (rubbed intorepparttar 130816 skin) absorption.

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