Hair Loss Prevention- Why Do Castrated Men Never Go Bald?

Note-This content only presents overviews of hair loss

prevention research for educational purposes and does not

replace medical advice from a professional physician.

The best start to preventing hair loss is understanding the

basics of hair: what it is, how it grows, what system

malfunctions can cause it to stop growing.

Most common hair loss comes under what has been commonly

known as Male Pattern Baldness (MPB). Although referred to

as MPB, females suffer a similar syndrome, so it is more

properly called androgenetic alopecia. Although hair loss

is not life or health threatening, it can cause serious

problems with a personâEUR(TM)s psyche and self-confidence. There

has been no absolute cure found for hair loss, and many

factors of hair loss are hereditary, however there are

several preventative measures one can take to maintain

healthy hair and scalp.

Although both men and women can suffer significant hair

loss, over 50% of men will suffer with Male Pattern

Baldness (MPB), also known as androgenetic alopecia, at

some point in their lives. The reason behind hair loss is a

genetically inherited sensitivity to Dihydrotestosterone

(DHT) and 5-alpha-reductase. The enzyme 5-alpha-reductase

converts testosterone, a male hormone, to DHT, the

substance identified as the end-cause for hair loss.

Hair loss has been noticed and studied throughout the ages,

and some interesting discoveries were made in ancient

times. For one it was noticed that eunuchs: those males

without genitals-never went bald. Men who were castrated as

a result of accidents in battle also never went bald. This

was the first indication that testosterone had something to

do with hair loss. It has also been found that the more

recessive the hair gene, the more propensity toward

baldness one has.

Some common myths have arisen concerning hair loss. Because

of medical advancements many of these myths are being

addressed and corrected. For starters, although

androgenetic alopecia or pattern baldness is genetic and

therefore can be hereditary, it is not passed down through

only your motherâEUR(TM)s side of the family. Either side of the

family can pass down the genetic disposition toward

baldness. Also, contrary to old family tales, wearing hats

does not cause baldness either.

Beyond the genetic propensity of certain people toward hair

loss, there seems to be various dietary triggers that

activate the process, a notion that is promising since this

can be controlled.

The effects of high-fat diets and the increase of DHT

(Dihydrotestosterone), a chemical produced by the body

found to cause hair loss, is not conclusive at this time.

However, there does seem to be a connection; as societies

that consumed relatively low-fat diets such as pre-World

War II Japan experienced almost no pattern baldness,

whereas in post-World War II Japan there is an increase in

pattern baldness as their society consumes a higher fat

diet. In fact, Asian and African men in their native

countries traditionally suffer very little Male Pattern

Baldness (MPB). Although when the same peoples come to

North America, they begin to develop MPB.

Because people of all races and ethnicities tend to develop

MPB or androgenetic alopecia, yet do not exhibit these

tendencies before moving to America, changes in diet may be

a leading contributing factor. Diets high in fat do

increase testosterone, which is the main component in DHT.

More research needs to be done on this topic to reach

conclusive evidence, although it certainly could not hurt

to lower oneâEUR(TM)s fat intake.

There are a number of foods and substances to avoid and

limit the intake of. Substances such as alcohol, caffeine,

sugar and nicotine can deplete the body of nutrients and

raise adrenal levels, which will cause a chain reaction of

producing more androgen and causing hair loss. High levels

of saturated fat and cholesterol rich foods are also linked

to increased DHT levels and their consumption should be

limited. Additionally, common table salt has been linked to

hair loss. And the average diet provides the recommended

amount of sodium intake; therefore, salt should never be

added to food. However, when using salt for seasoning

during cooking, be sure to use salt with Iodine being that

it is a nutrient that is vital to hair growth as well,

unless you are a regular consumer of seafood, which

contains high levels of Iodine.

Although hair loss can be caused by many other variables,

lack of proper nutrition will assuredly cause hair loss in

many people. Fortunately, adopting a proper diet that

includes the proper nutrients can reverse hair loss caused

by malnutrition. One thing for certain, regardless of

whether your hair loss was caused by malnutrition or not,

adopting a healthier diet will help the function of other

areas of the body.

There are some methods that have been used that prevent

hair loss on some people, in addition to the dietary

improvements, there are some naturopathic remedy

suggestions. Massage and aromatherapy have been used with

some success. In minor cases of temporary hair loss, hair

growth can be stimulated by massage, since blood and oxygen

flow to the scalp must be healthy in order for hair to

grow. A blend of six drops each of lavender and bay

essential oils in a base of four ounces of either almond,

soybean or sesame oil massaged into the scalp and allowed

to sit for 20 minutes has been used by aroma therapists to

stimulate the scalp. Once the mixture is in the scalp for

20 minutes, wash your hair and scalp with your normal

shampoo mixed with three drops of bay essential oil.

Massaging the scalp in general for a couple of minutes a

day can stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles and in

mild cases stimulate some hair growth. Of course, one must

be careful to be gentle when massaging and not tug at the

hair or use the fingernails when massaging the scalp. If

one is concerned about fingernails getting in the way due

to extra long fingernails, there are several options. One

is a flat-handed massage, which while not as effective as

the finger massage can provide some circulatory benefits

and results.

There are several electric massagers on the market that

have an attachment for scalp massaging as well. An oriental

method called Qi Gong (pronounced Chi Kung) has been used

to increase circulation to the scalp and face also. The

fingers should be placed at the center of the skull base

and then begin to tap approximately 30 times. Work your way

outward toward the ears continuing to tap gently. After

reaching the ears go back to the center of the skull a

little higher up and work your way around to the ear

region. Keep going up about eight levels, each time

repeating the process.

There is a definite connection between the prostate and

hair loss for men, and therefore a connection between

breakthroughs in BPH treatments developed and their

effectiveness in restoring hair growth. There have been

some herbalists that have experimented with the herb Saw

Palmetto in order to block the production of DHT in

treating BPH. Although most studies of Saw Palmetto have

been for the treatment of prostatic disease, more recent

studies have been conducted on its effectiveness in

treating loss. The herb has been found to work in fighting

benign prostatic disease by lowering levels of DHT, which

is a known cause of androgenetic alopecia. Studies have

shown Saw Palmetto extract is an effective anti-androgen

and therefore there is promise for its effectiveness as an

effective treatment for hair loss prevention.

Rosemary and sage are two herbs that have shown benefit

traditionally when used externally. It is suggested that to

promote a clean scalp, stimulation of the hair root, and

thickening hair one should boil together in water rosemary,

sage, peach leaf, nettle and burdock. Then strain the loose

herbs from the liquid and use the liquid to wash the hair

daily. Also recommended is steeping one ounce of ground

rosemary, two ounces of ground sage, and a half ounce of

ground nettles in one pint of ethyl alcohol for a week,

straining the solution and adding one ounce of castor oil

and one ounce of water to the liquid. This is said to make

a great hair lotion to apply at night before bed or just

before shampooing.

Hair is a living protein, and as with any living part of

our bodies we must be sure to maintain proper health to

optimize our chances of maintaining a healthy head of hair.

Proper nutrition is vital to maintaining healthy hair,

since the hair is a living and growing part of the bodyâEUR(TM)s

system. Viewing it in this manner can help us to treat our

bodies different and raise expectations through proper

care. A healthy balanced diet, occasionally with the help

of vitamin and mineral supplements and exercise are all key

components to a healthy regimen of maintaining healthy

hair.

There is an obvious link to hair loss and prostatic health

and this only increases the pace of hair loss discoveries.

Most treatments for prostatic diseases such as benign

prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) also have the pleasant side

affect of growing hair on the heads of those taking it.

With the pace of research and discoveries today, there is a

great deal of optimism in the field of hair loss prevention

and treatment. Hair is an important part of our dress and

appearance, therefore a large part of our self-esteem. It

is likely that there are answers for your situation

presently or coming in the near future.

Remember, the restoration of hair growth is not an

overnight process. The process takes time regardless of the

method chosen. Be patient and follow as much of the advice

given by professionals as possible. Keep in mind that the

body is a system, and it is the abuse of this system by

food intake and environmental causes that lead to most

common hair loss.

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Lower Back Pain

Several individuals all over the world are plagued by lower back pain. Lower back pain has different causes and different symptoms also arise. Back pain can be severe, chronic and acute. In search for answers, here are the causes, symptoms and treatment for the aching back.

Symptoms:

1. Severe pain in the back while lifting objects whether it is light or heavy.
2. Unable to stand up or walk because of pain in the back
3. Numbness in the back and spine
4. Pain is felt when coughing or sneezing
5. Pain that in the lower part of the body that lasts for hours or even longer.
6. Muscles are stiff or tender with combined pain.
7. The hips, legs, joints and knees are also in pain.

Causes:

1. Lumbar muscle strain – Strained muscles in the lower part of the body causing lower back pain.
2. Arthritis – A degenerative disease that affects the elderly. Joints in the hands, knees and other parts of the body are inflamed causing lower back pain.
3. Spinal stenosis – A condition wherein the spinal canal is constricted causing severe pain in the back.
4. Osteoporosis – Commonly affects the elderly. It is a kind of disease that weakens the bones causing generalized discomfort in the back or fractures as well.
5. Herniated disc – Also known as ruptured disc. The bones in the spine slips to its proper alignment and the nerve roots are pinned causing it to bulge hence lower back pain is felt.
6. Obesity – Obesity is a weight problem that also causes lower back pain in individuals. Because of excess weight, the spinal structure of the body cannot fully support the whole body causing pain in the back.
7. Pregnancy – Being overweight during pregnancy can also cause backache.
8. Kidney diseases – Kidney stones, kidney infection and kidney failure may help cause lower back pain.
9. Injury – Severe cases of accidents that causes injury like fractures, blow in the back, sudden impact due to falling from the bed or chair can also cause lower back pain.

Treatments:

1. Proper exercise can help relieve lower back pain. There are back exercises that can be applied to treat the hurting. Make sure not to exert more pressure because it can aggravate the pain in the back.
2. Diet – Nutritious foods should be in your diet to strengthen your body against diseases that cause back ailments. Foods rich in protein and calcium are needed to repair worn out muscles and to build up bone strength.
3. Medicines that can be purchased over the counter give temporary relief of lower back pain.
4. Heat pads and ice packs can be applied to the affected area in the back to stop the pain.
6. Herbs like ginger, capsaicin, and other herbs can also help alleviate lower back pain.
7. Surgery is the last resort if the pain in the back is severe and it cannot be treated by other remedies.

These are the causes, symptoms and treatments of lower back pain. A doctor’s advice should be the first priority for correct diagnosis and treatment.

Mustapha Wasajja – Uganda’s Mysterious Boxing Champion

Mustapha (Mustafa) Wasajja (Wassaja / Wassajja / Wasaja) was born on July 16, 1953 in Kampala, Uganda). As an amateur, Wasajja fought at welter-, light-middle-, and middle-weight. Wasajja, debilitated by weakness and shakiness for years, eventually succumbed to Parkinsonism on April 26 2009, near Kampala in Uganda

In the early 1970’s, Wasajja was under the tutelage of Uganda’s legendary and most famous coach Peter Grace Sseruwagi (Seruwagi) and national trainer Kesi Odongo (who at the 1962 Commonwealth Games held in Perth in Australia, won a a silver medal in the lightweight division). As a light-welterweight, Sseruwagi represented Uganda at the 1960 Olympic Games held in Rome but was eliminated outside medal contention. Long-time Uganda sports official and ex-Uganda army commander Francis (Frank) Nyangweso, a light-middleweight contender at that time, was also eliminated in the earlier bouts at the same Games.

Wasajja’s first distinguished international accomplishment came in the African Amateur Championships held in his native Uganda, in Kampala in November 1974. Wasajja won gold in the middleweight division. Gold medal wins by fellow countrymen James Odwori (Oduori), Ayub Kalule, Vitalis Bbege, Mohamed Muruli; together with silver medal wins by Ali Rojo and Jacob Odongo, further established two-time (1970 and 1974) Commonwealth boxing overall champion Uganda as international ring master. Earlier on in January 1974 at the Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wasajja, as Uganda’s middleweight, was in the quarter finals knocked out in the first round by Les Rackley of New Zealand.

And at the World Boxing Championships held in August 1974, Wasajja was outpointed in the quarter-finals by Dragomir Vujkovic of Yugoslavia. An upcoming major outing for the glorious Ugandans would have been at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal in Canada. Many African countries, including Uganda, boycotted these Games. Notable Ugandan boxers such as Wasajja, Ayub Kalule, and Cornelius Bbosa (Boza-Edwards), would henceforth move into the growing field of professional boxing. These were the seeds of the 1980’s golden era of Uganda boxing during which Ugandans, notably Ayub Kalule, Cornelius Boza-Edwards, and John “the Beast” Mugabi became professional world champions.

Of note is that a tune up for the 1976 Olympic Games included the international Pre-Olympic Boxing Tournament held in Montreal from November 27 to December 1, 1975. Uganda was represented by Wasajja (middleweight), hard punching and dreaded knockout specialist and Africa Champion Vitalis Bbege (welterweight), and Jacob Odonga (light-heavyweight). Only Wasajja emerged winner, while his counterparts were defeated in their finals. In the quarter-finals, Wasajja thoroughly outpointed Pietro Contarini of Canada. This was followed by Wasajja beating Jacobus Schmidt of Holland on points. The finals involved Wasajja beating Bryan Gibson of Canada by 4:1. Vitalis (Vitalish) Bbege was also scheduled to fight for Uganda at the upcoming but aborted Olympics. Bbege soon moved to West Germany (FDR) where he boxed as a club amateur and even represented Germany at a dual friendly with the United States. He is well settled in Germany with family and he is a fitness and boxing trainer in Flensburg.

Wasajja fought in 28 official fights as a professional boxer. These fights of Wasajja took place from March 1977 to March 1983, and Wasajja became a top-ten world contender as a light-heavyweight and cruiserweight from the late 1970’s to the mid-1980’s. Aside from his last three fights, his bouts essentially took place in Denmark and Norway. Of his only professional wins and one draw (25 bouts), 76% of them went the distance, Wasajja registering 24% as knocks-outs of his opponents. Wasajja stood out as a southpaw, a mostly agile, fast, and stamina endowed puncher who would endure all the rounds other than deliver as a power knockout pugilist.

On September 9, 1978 in Copenhagen, Wasajja technically knocked out legendary former world light-heavyweight Bob (Robert Lloyd) Foster with a retirement in the 5th round. The lanky 6’3″ tall Foster, considered one of the world’s all-time (light-heavyweights) greats had over the years been in many vicious battles with notable fighters, including epic heavyweights like Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and Ernie Terrel. He is regarded as the best boxer to have hailed from the USA state of New Mexico. Foster achieved mixed results when fighting the heavyweight boxers. Foster had also retired several times and made comebacks. When Foster battled Wasajja, he was aged 40 and undoubtedly way past his prime. After one more fight thereafter (a rematch with Bob Hazelton in which Foster was knocked), Foster would retire for the last time. Wasajja was only 25 at that time. Foster lay his gloves down, ending with a marvelous 56 wins (46 by knockout) and 8 losses.

From his professional debut in March 1977 until February 13, 1982, Wasajja achieved a 100% winning streak. It was then that he battled legendary Michael Spinks (later to become World Heavyweight Champion) for the light-heavyweight crown, in the New Jersey Atlantic City in the USA. Wasajja’s crossing the Atlantic for a chance at the belt, spelled his demise. Prior to the fight with Spinks, Wasajja, regarded as a mystery man (whose names were difficult to spell) by the American fans and writers became the number one ranked contender for the WBA light-heavyweight crown. Previously, in 1980, Wasajja had become the 3rd-ranked WBA contender.

Subsequently, Wasajja was knocked out by Spinks in the sixth round, and therefore failed to capture the World Boxing Association (WBA) title. In July of the same year, Wasajja lost his next bout (which went the distance) to Tony Mundine in France, and thereafter in Lusaka (Zambia), Wasajja was knocked out by Zambian Lottie Mwale in only three rounds, and thus failing to capture the British Commonwealth Light-heavyweight title. At age 29 Wasajja had fought his last professional fight. Undoubtedly, the last three were bouts were Wasajja’s toughest and most significant; they were against game opponents. Sadly, it was in the three that Wasajja succumbed. These three significantly injured and exposed Wasajja’s weaknesses. Nevertheless, Wasajja established himself as one of the greatest Uganda boxers, and significantly as one of the greatest among the pioneering Uganda professional boxers.

Of note, Lottie Mwale, who was the same age as Wasajja, boxed professionally until 1994; he stands out as one of the greatest of African boxers. He participated in 53 professional bouts won most of them by knockout and was also an African Boxing Union (ABU) champion. The greatest Zambian boxer succumbed in 2005, at age 53, to Parkinsonism which is the same affliction that legendary Muhammad Ali endures. Zambians, with their love for boxing, apparently harbor an appreciably enduring memory of Mustapha Wasajja. And Zambians, have for decades been traditional boxing rivals of Ugandans. Charles Chisamba, the Zambian light-heavyweight champion, carries the nickname, “Wasajja” (“Wasaja”). On January 24, 2009 in Lusaka, Chisamba outpointed Tanzania’s Mbaruku Kheri in an African Boxing Union (ABU) light-heavyweight vacant title and thus became Africa champion. Wasajja has guided young and promising boxers at Mulago Yellow Boxing Club, some of whom have starred as professionals abroad…mainly in Europe, notably in the Scandinavian countries.

In an October 8 2005 article by Moses Mugalu in the Uganda newspaper “Daily Monitor,” Wasajja is said to talk about having invested in Kenya businesses (together with long-time boxing counterpart Ayub Kalule) after retirement from boxing, on until 1990. But Wasajja claimed to have eventually been duped by Kenyan business counterparts; a consequence of which he became a poverty-stricken slum dweller in Mulago in Kampala. His five children were similarly struggling, some young and not enrolled in school. Wasajja recounted his memorable amateur exhibition bout with his executive President, Idi Amin, soon after Wasajja won the Africa Championships title in the series held in Kampala in 1975. Wasajja was obligated to lose in that puppet bout. In the “Monitor” interviews, Wasajja is described as weakly, frail, shaky, and occasionally stammering,” but that both his memory and speech are quite focused and clear; and he maintains his pride and humor.

In the Uganda newspaper, “Bukedde,” dated July 28 2008, an ailing bedridden Wasajja mentions to Ibrahim Katongole that it is his children Rehemah Namuddu, Nakayiwa and Salif Abdul who tend to him. According to a former national boxer, Charles Lubulwa, some of Wasajja’s sufferings stemmed from disconnecting himself from the boxing bodies and persons that had employed him and supported him during his boxing career abroad. They had, largely, lost contact with him.

As regards the memorable fight with Michael Spinks in which he lost in 1982, Wasajja strongly suspects that food given to him prior to the fight (in Atlantic City, New Jersey) was tainted and consequently weakened and disabled him: he claimed that foul play was involved in his losing the fight. This was Wasajja’s most memorable and most prestigious fight. And who knew? Wasajja fought with the two Spinks brothers who became world heavyweight champions! One of the brothers beat Muhammad Ali, and the other was beaten by Mike Tyson, among other things! Also, notably, Wasajja fought during an era regarded as a golden one for light-heavyweights. These included Michael Spinks, Dwight Mohammed Qawi (formerly Dwight Braxton), Eddie Mustafa Muhammad (formerly Eddie Gregory), Marvin Johnson, and Mathew Saad Muhammad (formerly Mathew Franklin, and born Maxwell Antonio Loach).

Wasajja was a notable amateur Uganda boxing champion and an Africa amateur boxing champion, but his wins were not as many or as striking as those of his counterparts such as Ayub Kalule and James Odwori. In the professional ranks he rose to prominent heights, but he did not win that coveted world title. Wasajja’s fame is intertwined with his being a mysterious Ugandan champion, one who had shots at both world title and the Africa professional title but came short of winning. Wasajja, Uganda’s mysterious champion became outstanding as one of Uganda’s pioneering professional boxers, one of those who had the audacity to challenge some of the best boxers on the globe.

Dietary Tips for Sinusitis Sufferers

Regardless of whether you are suffering from acute sinusitis or chronic sinus infections, making some dietary changes can bring a considerable improvement in your condition. For sinusitis sufferers the dietary tips discussed further can be of great help. Plant-based diets are known to cure all types of ailments. In fact, many times infections and inflammations related to sinuses can get cured permanently with a plant-based diet. When it comes to good nutrition, raw foods are considered better than the cooked foods as they lack many essential nutrients. The body can prevent and heal health problems including sinus problems, provided it has the strength to fight the infections that has caused the problem.

After you start having a healthy and balanced diet, you might notice many good changes within your body. For instance, your lungs would be in a better shape, you might find that you are breathing better etc. Better breathing is significant because it heals the bronchial passages and cilia in the nose. Besides, it also helps to fight off foreign intruders that can lead to sinus problems such as sinus infections, inflammation, swelling etc. Usually, sinusitis sufferers do not give much attention to foods and beverages which can sometime worsen the sinus symptoms. However, the fact is that there are various foods that must be avoided to get well in the minimum possible time.

Keeping the sinuses hydrated is extremely important to avoid dried mucus increase, or else it may result in blockage in the sinuses. Dehydration can lead to sinus headaches causing severe pain. Thus to keep the sinuses moist and hydrated, you must drink plenty of water (at least 8-10 glasses of water every day). Apart from drinking filtered water, do take lots of fresh fruits and green vegetables, especially the ones with high water content. Some of the fruits that can be greatly beneficial for the sinusitis sufferers are oranges, pomegranates, strawberries, gooseberries, lemon etc while veggies like broccoli, spinach etc are also quite effective.

However, along with a good diet, you must also know the things that must be avoided for quicker results. For example, chocolate, alcohol, dairy products, yeast, sugar and food additives are not good for someone suffering from sinus infections. Also, ice-creams and cold drinks must be avoided by the patients as they result in slowing down the cilia movement in the sinuses and therefore drainage of mucus becomes more difficult. Food allergies are also one of the main causes of sinus problems among most people. So, do not take foods that you are sensitive or allergic to. Knowing about what food items to eat or avoid would surely help you deal with this ordeal more easily. In fact, by using some simple kitchen ingredients, you can have many effective natural remedies. For instance, lemonade made by using lemon and lukewarm water is an excellent sinus home remedy.

Should I Trust a Fortune Teller to Read My Future?

“Can a fortune teller really predict my future?” “Should I trust a fortune teller?” Those are the kinds of questions people ask me when they learn of my great interest in mysticism and the occult. I would often tell them about my interesting experience visiting a fortune teller when I was a teenager.

It was a warm summer evening. My friends and I were looking for some excitement in the last days of our vacation before we started high school. So we decided to go to the local fairground and have fun. I was wearing a tank top and shorts, and was barefooted – my favorite outfit even to this day. We came across a tent with a sign in the front saying “Have your fortune told by a world famous fortune teller.” I thought that was interesting. I didn’t believe in any of that stuff, but being an adventurous and rebellious teen I wanted to go in and find out what it was like visiting a fortune teller. I was even thinking of making fun of the fortune teller, asking them some weird questions.

My friends were more interested in trying their luck on winning some stuffed animals in the game arcade. So, I went into the tent by myself. The fortune teller was a middle-aged woman dressed like a Gypsy, wearing a colorful gown and headscarf, and all kinds of strange jewelry. She looked rather comical, and I couldn’t help giggling. I quickly covered my mouth and pretended to cough.

The fortune teller greeted me, “Welcome, young lady. Have a seat, I’ll be right with you.” So, I sat down and propped my feet up on another chair. “Hey, get your dirty feet off my chair!” yelled the fortune teller. I was a bit startled and said, “Oops, sorry mam.” Glancing at her stern face, I tried hard not to giggle again.

She pulled the chair and sat at the table facing me. Before even asking me any questions, the fortune teller summarized my emotional state at the time. She said I just broke up with my boyfriend whom I considered the love of my life, and she sensed a deep sadness within me. I was stunned. How did she know? Before I had a chance to recover, she went on to tell me that I would not get back with him. I was completely devastated, as I was hoping she would say the opposite.

I was giggling a minute ago, and now I found myself sobbing in front of the fortune teller. To make matters worse, I didn’t have any tissue and neither did she. So, I had to wipe my tears and runny nose with my shirt. How embarrassing! I felt like the fortune teller turned the table on me. I was planning to make fun of her but as it turned out, I was the one who felt humiliated.

Nevertheless, the fortune teller showed some compassion. She tried to comfort me and told me that the universe had something better in store for me. She said I should let my old boyfriend go because I was soon to meet my real soul mate. This handsome man and I would get married and have children, we would drive a big van and live happily by the ocean. I didn’t really believe her though, as I thought she was just saying those things to make me feel better.

As I met back with my friends outside I told them it was a great experience. “This Gypsy fortune teller looked into a giant crystal ball and told me I would meet my Prince Charming, and we would live happily ever after.” We all had a good laugh and continued our fun at the fairground.

The events that took place following my visit with the fortune teller were rather amazing, if not bizarre. A few months later I heard my old boyfriend got back with his previous girlfriend and married her. Shortly thereafter, I did meet another guy. He was a few years older than me and was absolutely gorgeous. We had a very passionate relationship. However, there were a few things about him my parents didn’t like and they disapproved of our relationship.

The fortune teller’s words kept ringing in my ears, however. Although I didn’t believe her in the beginning, deep down I kept hoping she was right and this guy would be the love of my life. So I decided to leave my parents and run away with him. We lived together in his beat-up old van that he parked near the beach. It was a lot of fun in the beginning, and I was having the time of my life.

One day I found out I was pregnant. My boyfriend freaked out when I told him. Since I was still a minor, I couldn’t get an abortion without parental consent, and he said he wasn’t ready to have a child. Being scared and confused, he took the easy way out and left me. So much for being a soul mate. So, I decided to have the baby and my parents were gracious enough to let me move back in with them, although my dad really let me have it.

So, did the fortune teller’s predictions come true? Yes, in a twisted sort of way. Would I go see another fortune teller to have my future told? Most likely not. I believe we shape our own lives with our thoughts and actions. Today my little daughter and I are living our lives to the fullest, and believe good things always lie ahead of us. We don’t need a fortune teller to read our future since we know all is well.

Yes, there are legit fortune tellers and psychics who can foretell your future based on the vibrations that they are able to detect, and I can’t discredit them. Some people find comfort in hearing of their good fortune, and that in itself will set their vibration to a higher level. However, as I said, I personally believe we have the ultimate control over our own lives.

So, the decision whether or not to see and trust a fortune teller is completely yours. Should you decide to see one, you need do your homework first so you don’t fall prey to scam artists who are just after your money.

Memory Loss – Why You Lose Your Train of Thought – And What to Do About It

Have you ever been in the middle of a thought when, all of a sudden, you can’t remember what you were thinking about anymore? If so, rest assured that you’re not alone. Just about everyone has experienced memory loss or loss of focus at some point or another.

It’s easy, after all, to get sidetracked by so much stimulation around us on a daily basis! Researchers believe that we are exposed to at least 1,000 advertisements each day – that’s enough stimulation to distract anyone.

In addition to over stimulation by media, such as the telephone, email, TV, or video games, there are some proven elements that cause people to lose their train of thought, including the following:

1) Hypertension – Chances are good that if you have hypertension and high blood pressure, you will be more likely to have mental deterioration.

2) Diabetes – Like hypertension, Diabetes can play a huge role in lowering cognitive function, especially amongst older women.

3) Low serum folate – Low levels of serum folate have been shown to lead to the atrophy of the cerebral cortex – the part of the brain in which we process thoughts and memories.

4) Vitamin B12 deficiency – If you are not getting enough B12 in your daily diet, your memory may very well take a hit. Other nutrient deficiencies can lead to additional brain function loss. For example, a lack of folic acid or omega 3 fatty acids may lead to an increased chance of dementia.

5) Toxicities – There are many toxicities that can lead to decreased brain function as well, including exposure to heavy metals, narcotics, and aluminum.

6) Menopause – Yes, it’s true, women. You may experience decreased memory function and concentration during menopause.

If you experience memory loss or are constantly losing your train of thought, there are some things you can do that may help improve the situation. Exercising multiple times a week for at least half an hour can reduce your risk of memory loss. Every one mile that a woman walks per week can decrease her risk of memory loss by as much as 13%. Also, take up a new language. Research indicates that individuals with low linguistic ability may be more likely to experience memory loss than those with high linguistic ability.

Remember: everyone experiences a certain degree of memory loss at some point in time. Simply losing your train of thought once in a while should not be a concern, but it could be an indicator that you need to evaluate your life habits and perhaps seek the advice of a professional to determine the correct course of action.

Eye Ailments Can Be Treated With Magnetic Therapy

Even though most of the eye problems are not painful, suffering from eye ailments is one of the worst conditions you can have. This is mainly because eyes are important organs which help you orient in the world. Also, they are highly useful when wanting to get a job and have an active social life. This is why it is necessary to keep your eyesight in good function.

There are many treatments which can effectively deal with eye ailments. Yet, finding one which is not damaging for the other organs and which is still very powerful in treating your ailment can be quite a challenge. If you have not yet found a treatment which can make your eye ailments go away, why not try an alternative treatment: magnetic therapy.

Years of practice have proved that magnetic therapy is quite effective in treating eye problems. Moreover, the different appliances used in this type of treatment offer a complete healing method, which enables you to regain your sight.

The first appliance which is used in order to treat eye ailments is the low power magnet. The application of lower power magnets significantly improves eyesight and treats any possible ailment. Ten or fifteen minutes are enough for noticing great improvements in the way you see things. Yet, make sure that you do not use high or medium power magnets on your eyes, as they can make more damage than help your eyes recover.

The second option you have in order to improve your eyesight is to wash your eyes daily with magnetic water. This will not only make you see better, but it will also remove the tiredness of your eyes.

Eye ailments, such as myopia and hypermetropia, cataract, glaucoma, but also conjunctivitis can be treated by using these two methods. Thus, if you feel that your eyes are tired, if you no longer see things well or if you suffer from one of the above mentioned diseases, try magnetic therapy. You will see that your ailment will be alleviated significantly from the first applications and in time they will be totally cured.

The Wonders of the Human Eye

Ophthalmology is the area of medical science that focuses on the eyes, how they work and what could go wrong with them. This branch of medical science also deals with various cures of conditions that affect the eye.

Ophthalmology is a very intricate area of the science of the human body because it is concerned with the eyes, what the structure of the human eyes is, how they function and operate and also any diseases which they can be affected by. There are also parts of it which main concern is how the messages get from the eye to the brain, but this isn’t the main focus of the science.

The eye works in a very complicated and yet brilliant way for such a small organ of the body. Light enters the eye form the outside world, having been reflected off everything in it, and comes in through the cornea, which acts as a clear screen to protect the iris and more importantly the pupil (the pupil being the small colored part in the middle of the iris) and this is where the light passes through next. There is a crystalline lens directly behind the iris which helps to focus the light so that it can be interpreted once it reaches the retina after having passed through both the vitreous humor and the macula which make up the main bulk of the interior of the eye. The retina is the processing centre of the eye and is a very clever part of the human body and a lot of ophthalmology is based around the retina as it is the part which turns the light rays into electrical impulses which can be sent to the brain.

The eye is very well developed, such as the way that the iris changes its size, depending on the intensity of the light and also the distance from the eye to the object which the person is trying to focus on because this helps focus the light ideally onto the retina.

Ophthalmology is also about the diseases of the eye, which can occur, such as cataracts. This is where the lens of the eye becomes clouded which stops the light getting through the cornea or the iris meaning that the image perceived by the retina will not be as clear or accurate as it would have once been. Other diseases in the eye are caused by problems with the layer of nerves at the back of the eye which deliver the signals to the brain. These conditions include glaucoma (which is where damages to the optic nerve are caused by excess pressure in the eye itself) and also many other retinal disorders. Another condition which can occur in the eye is conjunctivitis.

How Bluebonnet, Maxi Health, and Solgar Vitamins Work For You

Companies like bluebonnet vitamins and Solgar vitamins provide you with a series of different supplements and pills, promising to pump you up, make you feeling stronger, faster, younger, and healthier. Looking on a label that lists a thousand different letter-denominations for different kinds of vitamins, but do you really know what you’re putting into your body? And what exactly are these maxi health vitamins doing to help your health?

Here’s a look at some of the most commonly found generic vitamins found in supplements, and what they do to improve your health.

Vitamin A – An “essential” nutrient, which basically means that the human body is incapable of creating it on its own, vitamin A is required by the cells in the human eye. Poor night vision is typically a sign of Vitamin A deficiency, which can eventually lead to blindness. However, too much vitamin A during pregnancy will increase the risk of birth defects such as nervous system and heart abnormalities.

Vitamin B – Well, this one isn’t quite as simple. There are actually eight different kinds of “Vitamin B,” including B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12, and all of them serve very different purposes. The first two help protect the body from poor nutrition and provide energy. Vitamin B3 reduces cholesterol, aids digestion, soothes arthritis, and even improves memory. Vitamin B5 assist bodily organs in executing their necessary functions. Vitamin B6 helps transform food into energy. Vitamin B7 regulates blood sugar while improving skin and hair health. Vitamin B9, more commonly known as folic acid, has been attributed to preventing lung, cervix, and colon cancer. Vitamin B12 has been accredited with reducing the risks of heart disease.

Vitamin C – This vitamin is water-soluble, which means any excess vitamin C left in the body will not be stored, so a constantly replenishment is vital. Often described as “ascorbic acid,” vitamin C is a key ingredient for skin and teeth, as well as a fundamental antioxidant used to prevent signs of aging.

Vitamin D – One of the few vitamins that can be absorbed simply by being out in the sun, Vitamin D improves the body’s immune function.

Vitamin E – This vitamin provides a series of different health advantages, including strengthening nerves, muscles, and the heart. Vitamin E has also been linked to improved blood circulation, as well as protection of the skin during the healing process by reducing scar tissue. Not only does this vitamin reduce the chance of melanoma, it reduces skin inflammation, shedding, irritations, and even wrinkles.

Fish Oil Vitamins – One of the most popular dietary supplements is also one of the most necessary. Filled with omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil is as beneficial to the brain as it is to the heart (And, hey, it’s pretty hard to exist without one of those).

Additionally, fish oil has been linked to lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, lower risk of heart attacks, lower risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer, and breast cancer. Some studies have revealed fish oil boost IQ and memory, while preventing dementia and depression.

Your Vision Improvement Options Explored – Eye Exercises Versus Contact Lenses

One of the popular methods of vision improvement in America is the use of contacts for vision correction of various eye conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. While the use of contact lenses is popular with people due to the fact that it is convenient, and takes the hassle out of wearing glasses, it does not correct the underlying causes of your vision conditions. When it comes to different vision improvement methods it is helpful to make comparisons between the various vision correction options so that you can make a wise choice regarding the things you need to do to protect your precious eyesight.

Did you know that a program of eye exercises is an effective vision improvement alternative to contact lenses that unlike contacts, does address the underlying causes of your vision conditions? An eye exercise program strengthens the visual system via the practice of a series of simple and easy to perform eye exercise techniques; a process that leads to better natural vision without glasses. Therefore, here is an evaluation as to how contacts and eye exercises compare in terms of finding a vision correction alternative that is more viable to you in improving your vision health.

Eye exercises are convenient due to the fact that the eye exercise techniques are user-friendly, simple and easy to perform. All you need for the natural care of your eyes is the regular practice of these techniques. This eliminates the hassles that come with inconvenient maintenance schedules for your contact lenses whereby they need to be cleaned, disinfected and replaced according to the type of contact lenses you are wearing.

The advantage of wearing contact lenses is the fact that it does not interfere with your personal appearance. In some cases, it actually enhances your physical appearance which is the case with special colored contact lenses. These colored contacts make you look more attractive allowing you to change your eye color depending on the type of fashion statement you want to make. However, if you neglect to practice the proper hygiene and the proper safety guidelines regarding their use, you increase the risks for eye health hazards that pose a serious risk to your vision health. Some of these eye health hazards can include corneal scratches, inflammation in the eyes and eye infections.

On the other hand the pursuit of an eye exercise program to improve your vision naturally is 100% natural. These natural techniques unlike contacts, do not mask the symptoms of your eye condition but get to the root of what is causing your poor eyesight.

There are different options available to you that help you to correct your vision problems. When it comes to contacts you get a vision improvement method that is convenient, but this is only safe on the condition that you are willing to keep up with hygienic routines, regular replacement schedules and the proper safety procedures regarding their care and their use. With eye exercises on the other hand, you get a 100% safe and all natural program of simple and easy to practice eye exercise techniques. These techniques are not time consuming at all but once you practice them regularly they lead to improvement that results in better natural vision without glasses.

Type 2 Diabetes Treatment – Maintain Normal Blood Sugar Level

Type 2 diabetes is a commonly found chronic disease caused due to improper production or utilization of insulin. Chances for getting type 2 diabetes vary from person to person. Heredity, hypertension and old age are main risk factors of type 2 diabetes. It may cause several negative impacts on life like increased appetite, increased thirst, blurred vision, fatigue and erectile dysfunction. After evaluating symptoms, you can easily verify this disorder by conducting blood tests. Fasting blood glucose level, oral glucose tolerance level and hemoglobin A1c test are some of the best recommended blood tests for verifying type 2 diabetes. Even though diabetes is not fully curable, we can maintain the normal level of blood sugar level in body by following a healthy lifestyle with proper medications. Now let’s see in detail some of the best diabetes treatment for type 2.

Intake of oral medicines is a commonly prescribed diabetes treatment for type 2 helping in maintaining a balanced blood sugar level. At present, there are many oral medicines available at medical stores. Before using oral medicines, it is advised to seek guidance from a physician for knowing your correct dosage level. Sulphonylureas is one among the best used oral diabetic medicines promoting insulin production in pancreas. Release of insulin from beta cells lowers the amount of blood sugar level and reduces the risk of hyperglycemic condition.

You can also intake sulphonylureas with metmorphin for treating type 2 diabetes. Intake of metmorphin reduce the amount of sugar absorbed by intestinal walls, make body cells more sensitive to insulin action and limits the release the glucose from liver to blood stream. It is a perfect solution for those who are suffering from type 2 diabetes due to over weight problems. Acarbose, exenatide, glitazones and gliptins are other common oral medicines suggested` for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Following a healthy diabetic diet is a best recommended type 2 diabetes treatment. Diabetic diet is a blend of nutritive, low caloric value and low cholesterol level food items. Green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits, nuts, brown rice, millet, pealed barley and quinoa are main food items included in diabetic diet. While following a diabetic diet, it is advised to intake frequent light meals instead of heavy meals. Potatoes, ghee products, spices and oily fried food items should be avoided. It is also advised to cease the intake of alcohol and processed food items for maintaining a balanced blood sugar level.

Proper exercise is another suggested diabetes treatment for lowering blood sugar level. Doing regular exercises helps in proper functioning of metabolic activities and lowers heightening of blood sugar level. Performing aerobic exercises like walking, jogging, bicycling and swimming helps in promoting over all well being of the person. It reduces over weight, prevents heart diseases, reduces hypertension problems and improves muscle sensitivity towards insulin. Practicing of yoga exercises is another effective type 2 diabetes treatment used for stimulating the functioning of pancreas. Bhramari, surya namaskara, salabha asana and pavanamukta asana are some among the best recommended yogic exercises for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Eye Braces Instead of Laser Eye Surgery?

Are you nearsighted, farsighted? Before your give up your glasses for contact lenses or laser eye surgery, check out the promises of eye braces. They promise to correct your vision without surgery – while you sleep.

A long time ago, back in the 1960’s, two California doctors when getting feedback from their patients who wore contact lenses, kept hearing the same type of story over and over again. Many times their patients would leave their home, drive to work and then halfway through the day notice that they were not wearing their contact lenses. And they were seeing perfectly well. It appeared that the constant wearing of the contact caused a gradual reshaping of their cornea, improving their ability to see. This chance discovery eventually led to experimentations and studies on shaping the eyes using contact lenses.

Corrective eye braces or CRT (Corneal Refractive Therapy) lenses as they are formally known, are hard contact lenses that act much like a retainer or braces do on your teeth. You put them on at night just before you go to bed. During the night, while you sleep, they reshape the cornea of your eye. When you wake up in the morning, your blurred vision is gone. You can see the pictures on your wall, the buttons on your clothes, and the alarm clock on your dresser. You have 20/20 vision.

Unlike laser eye surgery, the changes are not permanent. The changes to the cornea will last only a day on some people. On others, it has lasted up to a week.

So who are the most likely candidates for these eye braces?

Young teenagers for one. Many good eye surgeons will not operate on a teenager or a person under 18 or 21 because the body, including the eyes. may still be growing and changing. At those ages, they doctor may legitimately determine that the risk is not worth it and rule out corrective eye surgery altogether. In this case, eye braces, may be a good alternative.

The eyes are one of our most important senses and many people are leery of making any type of permanent change to them. Add to that the growing number of malpractice lawsuits involving refractive surgery, and some people, especially those already wary of surgical operations, begin to look for alternative ways of improving their vision. For them, they are a good compromise between permanent contact lenses and laser eye surgery.

Those looking for a bargain will also like eye braces. The cost of CRT lenses is much less than the cost of laser eye surgery. The news is not all good, however. The braces have to be hard, in order to reshape the cornea. This can make them uncomfortable to wear. And although most people will get used to them, some find they can’t adjust.

Also, although relatively infrequent, the wearing of contact lenses, does increase the risk of microbial infections of the eye.

And thirdly, there have been no long term studies of the effect of wearing them on a nightly basis for an extended period of time.

So if you want CRT lenses how do you get them? You can’t just go into an eye doctor’s office and order them. A CRT lens has to be prescribed by a doctor who has been certified in CRT lenses.

Astro Analysing Eye Problems and Disorders

Eyes are the best gift of our life and play a major role in our life. Our eyes works as the most sophisticated electronic automatic camera. The pupils of the eyes open for the adjustment of focus; accordingly the muscles of eyes contract or expend to allow the entry of proper light inside. Colours are identified and a proper picture develops in our mind. All the process is automatic. Now due to different reasons if the functioning of eyes is disturbed there can be temporary or permanent damage to the eyes.

If proper care is not taken for the eyes diseases which appear mild or the wrong treatment is given, there is possibility of losing the eyesight.

Astrological factors influencing eyesight:

2nd/12th house: the 2nd and 12th signs of the zodiac rule over the right and left eye respectively.

Sun/Moon: Sun governs the right eye and the Moon governs the left eye.

Venus/Jupiter: Venus governs the second sign Taurus and Jupiter governs the 12th sign Pisces. Therefore if Jupiter and Venus are placed in 6th/8th/12th house along with the lord of ascendant may cause eye problems.

Mercury: governs the sight and optic nerves.

Astro analysing different eye diseases:

Optic atrophy:

  • Damage of optic nerves by agencies outside the eyes like syphilitic infection, increased intracranial pressure arising from the brain tumour, drug or chemical allergies, degeneration of optic nerves may cause optic atrophy.
  • Affliction of Sun and Moon on 2nd and 12th house and Mercury in heavy affliction in the chart may cause optic atrophy to the native.

Glaucoma:

  • This is a serious eye disease caused by increase or sudden pressure exerted by eye fluid against other parts. If this pressure is not relieved it will make the eye ball hard, damage retina and optic nerves and may also cause blindness.
  • Sun and Moon afflicted in 2nd/12th house by Saturn/Rahu the native may suffer from glaucoma.

Myopia:

  • The eyes can focus on near objects but vision at distance is blurred. It is also known as nearsightedness.
  • Afflicted Sun and Moon can give problem of Myopia.

Colour blindness:

  • The patient becomes unable to distinguish between red and green colour.
  • The Venus is in heavy affliction especially by Saturn and sign Taurus is also in heavy affliction may cause colour blindness to the native.

Cataract:

  • Due to clouding or crystalline of lenses of eye or its capsule the victim cannot see normal objects properly due to lost opacity of eye lenses.
  • Venus / Jupiter placed in 6th/8th/12th house in association of lord of ascendant and Sun and Moon are afflicted in 2nd/12th house.
  • Afflicted Mercury posited in 2nd/12th house may produce Cataract problem.

Squinted eyes/Boss eyed:

  • In this condition the eyes are not properly aligned to each other.
  • Native born in day time and Moon and Mars combined in 8th house indicated crossed eyes.
  • Moon/ Mars posited in ascendant and aspected by Jupiter/Venus indicates squinted eyes.
  • Mars placed in 7th house aspecting Moon being posited in Leo sign and lord of 9th placed in Aries/Leo/Scorpio/Capricorn squinted eyes is indicated.
  • Mars placed in 7th, aspecting Sun being placed in Cancer sign and Lord of 9th placed in Aries/Leo/Scorpio/Capricorn indicate a boss eyed native.
  • Moon and Sun placed in 2nd/12th house indicate definite crossed eyes disorder.
  • Sun and Moon combined with retro planets in 6th/12th house indicates squinted eye.

Problem in only one eye:

  • Any malefic placed in 6th house gives weakness to left eye and any malefic placed in 8th house gives right eye trouble.
  • Moon placed in 2nd and Sun placed in 12th house respectively gives problems of left and right eyes.
  • Mars placed in 12th house gives left eye problem whether as Saturn posited in 12th house gives right eye problem.
  • Sun placed in ascendant/7th house and aspected by Saturn the native will gradually lose the vision of right eye.
  • Sun combined with Rahu/Mars in ascendant/7th house aspected by Saturn indicate disease of left eye.
  • Moon Posited in Leo ascendant and aspected by Saturn and Mars the native will have diseased left eye.
  • Sun and Saturn combined in 9th house and without having any benefice influences indicate the native will have left crossed eye and Sun placed in Leo ascendant and aspected by Saturn and Mars indicates squinted right eye.
  • Sun/Moon placed 12 and 6th house indicated left eye problem.
  • Sun/Moon placed in 2nd and 8th house indicates squinted right eye.

Blindness:

  • Due to infection, accident or degenerative eye diseases the native may lose total vision temporary or permanently.
  • Sun and Moon afflicted by Saturn in 2nd/12th house and affliction to signs Taurus and Pisces may give blindness.
  • 2nd house is aspected by Saturn and Moon and 12th house have conjunction of Saturn and aspects of Mars the native will be completely blind.
  • Sun and Moon and 2nd and 12th houses become subject to the aspects /association of Mars and Saturn the native may lose his eye sight.
  • Mars, Moon, Saturn and Sun should respectively occupy the 2nd, 6th, 12th and 8th house. The native will be stone blind.
  • Lords of ascendant, 2nd, 5th, 7th and 9th placed together in 6th/8th/12th house may give stone blindness to the native.
  • In Leo ascendant Sun and Moon combined in ascendant and aspected by Saturn and Mars indicates the native will be stone blind from birth but if the combination is aspected either by Saturn or by Mars than the native will become blind after birth.
  • Sun and Rahu combined in ascendant and Saturn and Mars disposed in trine may cause blindness.
  • Sun and lord of ascendant combined in 2nd/6th/8th/12th house the native will be blind from the birth.
  • Mars in 2nd and Sun in 8th house may give blindness.
  • Moon in 6th and Saturn in 12th house may also impair eye sight.
  • Saturn, Mars and Moon placed in 6th/8th/12th house indicates blindness.
  • Mars is the lord of 2nd, Sun and Moon placed in 8th house and Saturn situated in 6th/8th/12th house blindness is indicated.
  • Lords of 2nd and 12th combined with Venus and lord of ascendant in 6th/8th/12th house indicates lost eye sight.
  • Moon posited in 6th/8th/12th house and Saturn and Mars combined in any house shows lost eyesight.
  • From ascendant Moon placed in 6th, Sun placed in 8th, Mars placed in 2nd and Saturn placed in 12th house indicates the surety of losing eyesight for the native.

Eye twitching/flickering:

  • Involuntary eye muscles contraction causes eyelid to flicker.
  • Any malefic planet placed in 2nd house is also influenced by any benefice planet indicates flickering of eye.
  • Moon/Sun placed in Leo ascendant and aspected by malefic and benefice planets indicates eye flickering.

Night blindness:

  • The native is unable to see in night or in dim light.
  • Lord of 2nd combined with Venus and Moon in ascendant may cause night blindness.
  • Venus and Mars combined in 7th house and aspected by malefic may cause night blindness.

General eye problems:

  • Venus posited in ascendant/8th house and aspected by malefic planet indicates constant tears will roll from the eyes.
  • Lord of 2nd is associated or aspected by Sun and Mars indicates redness of eyes.
  • Rahu placed in 5th house aspected by Sun indicates eye problems.
  • Saturn posited in 4th house aspected by malefic indicates eye problems.
  • Mars and Rahu combined in ascendant indicate eye problems.
  • Debilitated Moon posited in 6th/12 house and aspected by malefic
  • Moon is places 2nd to Sun in horoscope and combined with malefic.
  • Moon placed in 10th aspected by malefic without having any benefice aspects may cause eye problems.
  • Malefic planets placed in 4th and 5th house and Moon posited in 6th/8th/12th house indicate eye trouble.
  • Sun is in opposition either to ascendant or to Mars gives impaired eyesight.
  • Sun and Moon combined in Cancer/Leo and aspected by Mars and Saturn indicate weak eyes.
  • Mon and Sun combined in 9th house indicates eye disorder.
  • Mars placed 2nd to Sun indicate eye problems and if Mercury placed 2nd to Sun indicates some mark on the Eye.

BY

GEETA JHA [SPIRITUAL HEALER]

INDIA

Premature Ejaculation Solving The Problem Part 2

Having explored two options that have been used widely but with little success to combat the problem of premature ejaculation, let us now look at the one option that is recognized by experts to be the best approach.

But before we do so there is a very important point that needs to be made. Many of the online resources mentioned previously refer to “curing” premature ejaculation. Since the definition of cure is: “recovery from disease”, it is most important to understand that premature ejaculation is not a disease. It is a learning problem. You can no more call it a disease than you could call the inability to do advanced mathematics a disease.

The only true and permanent answer to premature ejaculation lies in education. You are not born with the ability to control ejaculation. Every man has to learn how to. In the same way he learned how to control his bladder and bowel functions. He has to learn to develop voluntary control over a function that is controlled at birth by a reflex (an automatic nervous response). Just as he learned to control urination and defecation by learning to develop voluntary control over those reflexes.

There are techniques and exercises that will help you learn to recognize exactly what is going on in your body as you go through the sexual response cycle. Once you really understand how your body is responding to various forms of stimulation you are in a position to learn how to develop control. The drugs and tricks mentioned in the last article will not help you learn to control ejaculation any more than they could help you learn to speak another language.

The American Academy of Family Practice website states: “Behavioral methods are helpful for more than 95% of men who have premature ejaculation.”

That’s right 95% of men can develop control of ejaculation without investing a fortune. Many inexpensive books are available that can lead you through a step-by-step program for learning ejaculatory control. Unfortunately a lot of them are so padded with statistics, demographics, historical data, anatomy, physiology and psychology that men often give up reading before they get through them.

Selecting the proper book from the many that are available can be tricky. Look for one that has been around a long time which means it has been successful. Look for an author who posts their credentials right up front and one who has had sufficient years of experience to have encountered all of the problems that can arise in the process of solving the problem. Be selective and be careful.

In an ideal world the process of learning how to control premature ejaculation would be taught to every young man in his high school health class. Since it is unlikely that will occur in the near future, I will continue to try to provide education and to counteract the abusive elements exploiting those who wish to deal with the problem.

New Wave of Nail Techs – Nail Esthetician

More and more nail techs are figuring out that fifty percent of twenty dollars now-a-days is not footing the bill in this hard economic time that were living in today. That basic manicure is just too basic as more and more clients are going natural and staying away from the harsh chemicals such as acrylic and/or gel nails. Walking into your nail salon and/or spa you are now more likely to find that your nail tech are now doing waxing, and a facial while soaking your hands/foot for a manicure and pedicure. Nail Techs are returning to class to learn waxing techniques and skin care.

Pumping out more than an hundred bucks within a hour: for a full brazil bikini wax, designed eyebrow shaping, eyelash tinting, and a mani and pedi to boot! NailEsthetician books are full and they are spending more time with a client which is likely to result in a returned client. You can now find help wanted ads asking that Nail Techs must also do waxing or that Aestheticians know how to do mani’s and pedi’s. Aniko Salon in Chicago have jumped on board by hiring Aeshetician’s that is also a licensed Nail Tech. More and more Salons/spas are now providing the full package from only one tech and it is the ultimate experience for clients to see only one tech which in-turn allows for a bigger tip for the ‘one’ tech.

As we move to a more “go green” environment and clients become more and more aware that harsh chemicals are no longer needed to make your nails look great; prices began to stand still for the basic manicures. Nail Techs have to become creative and upgrade services like: spa packages with signatures scrubs, paraffin treatments, mani or pedi flex or ask the client if they would like to add a mani to their “just” pedi service or a pedi to their “just” mani service for pennies on the dollar.

Aestheticians are: skin care specialist; not dermatologist or nail techs; they must return to school to get their Nail Tech License and vice versa for Nail Techs if they wish to do skin care. You do not want a Nail Tech cutting your hair if they are only licensed to do nails. Here in Illinois a License Cosmetologist can do skin/nails and/or hair provided that she continues her education or experience beyond school.

Skin care is where the beauty industry is seriously headed as more and more baby boomers and women in general pay more attention to their skin. More and more Aestheticians are working close with dermatologist to also increase their income and Medical Manicurist are popping up slowly but surely. Dermologica: a skin care line, is found in many beauty schools and is popular in spas/salons as student continue their education beyond schooling. There are many more skincare lines that are excellent and Nail Techs and/or Aestheticians should return to school for licensing to learn the minors such as face mapping and/or the many conditions of the nail.

Waxing is a huge income for salons/spas as more and more men began to wax their face as oppose to shaving; which happens to last much longer than shaving; OUCH! So as more and more Nailaesthetician pop up and our clients become more aware of environmentally eco-friendly products; moving away from harsh smelly chemicals; nails techs should not sway away from their love of providing mani’s and pedi’s just jump on board and become a nailesthetician to boost your income.