Posts By Chris Barry

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Chris Barry is a staff writer and editor for Zwivel. Chris has written stories on everything from motorcycle gangs in the Caribbean to traveling the USA with Ringo Starr. His articles have been published in such high – and sometimes low – profile publications as Vice, Maxim, The National Post, The Globe and Mail, and Saturday Night magazine.

Zoom Teeth Whitening

The entire Zoom Teeth Whitening treatment takes less than an hour when performed by a qualified professional. Some people report it was the most painful experience of their entire lives, however dentists familiar with the procedure will tell you these claims are wildly exaggerated The results of the procedure far outweigh the side effects What is Zoom Teeth Whitening? Zoom…

Estriol Skin Cream

Skin creams containing hormones like estrogen are being hyped as revolutionary technology. Some studies confirm estriol creams notably increase moisture levels, encourage collagen synthesis, and greatly improve skin elasticity and firmness Other equally legitimate studies report no noticeable improvements to the skin after six months of daily application. Estriol added to anti-aging skin creams is a good example of a…

weight loss

Once believed to only exist in infants, scientists have isolated trace amounts of brown fat in adult humans. Cold water therapy allegedly stimulates brown fat production, thus causing weight loss. According to some health and nutrition, brown fat could eventually render obesity a thing of the past. There's certainly been no shortage of hype lately around the issue of “brown fat”…

flawless skin

Many experts believe human growth factors will soon revolutionize skin care. The anecdotal evidence suggesting they actually work is uniformly positive, although the science regarding growth factors remains largely mixed and inconclusive. Buyers beware: many skin creams containing epidermal growth factors provide no benefits whatsoever. There have been few, if any, new beauty products introduced to the market that have…

man facelift

More guys are going under the knife for cosmetic purposes than ever before. The rising popularity of these 10 procedures is a sign that many men have finally come to embrace plastic surgery as the norm. Cosmetic procedures performed by qualified physicians have always been a popular option for those wishing to refine specific areas of their bodies, but let’s…

dr dave, tattoo removal

As the founder of Fresh Start, a not-for-profit organization that helps the previously incarcerated transition back into society, Dr. David Ores -- a.k.a Dr. Dave to his patients on the Lower East Side of Manhattan -- is set on offering free tattoo removal services to thousands of former inmates across the country. In the beginning... The origins of Fresh Start…

cracked tooth

Teeth grinding is the leading cause of cracked tooth syndrome (CTS). Pain ranges from relatively mild to, in certain advanced cases, practically insufferable. CTS is one of the toughest dental issues to treat, and many dentists are not adequately trained to spot it. It is the third leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS)…

acne depression

Tracking nearly 2 million people, a new study confirms acne patients are more likely to suffer depression. The social and psychological effects of acne can impact a sufferer's well-being more severely than the condition itself. Emotional scars resulting from adolescent acne can follow some into adulthood. How many times have you awoken on the morning of an important event --…

Razor Burn

Razor bumps are small, itchy red bumps caused by shaving. Single-bladed razors may help prevent razor bumps, but not in all cases. Specific creams and ointments can be used to minimize irritation and discomfort. Laser hair removal can be pricey, but it will permanently solve the problem. Hair bumps, razor bumps, razor burns, these are just a few of the…

Genu valgum is a leg misalignment that turns the knees inward and often leads to osteoarthritis. Typically regarded as a temporary condition affecting toddlers, 1% of the population does not naturally outgrow their childhood knock knees. The only cure for the condition is major surgery, but symptoms can be kept under control through several means. Typically viewed as a benign,…

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