Best Casino Craps System – The Richochet Craps System

It is a known fact that there is no such thing as a casino craps system that will break the casino, or give you any technical edge over the house. However, this does not mean that some systems are not better than others, and when combined with smart gambling give you the best odds of making money. We are going to take a look at the best and most underplayed craps system there is. This system is so underplayed because it involves “unadvertised” best, or bets that are not labeled on the table. It also uses the “Don’t” side of the craps table, which is not a very popular side to play because you are betting against the shooter.

The first step to successfully implementing the Ricochet system is to chart the craps tables. This means you are going to walk around and look for a table that appears to be “cold” and going through shooters rather quickly. You do NOT want to use this system at a “hot” table. Following the trends is a very important thing to learn when playing the game of craps, as it will determine what you bet, when you bet, and how much you bet. When you have found a cold table that is alternating shooters frequently, you are ready to begin using the Ricochet craps system.

Begin by allowing the shooter to establish a point, and do not make any bets until the shooter establishes a point. After the shooter has established a point, you are going to make what is called a “Lay” bet against the point number. This type of bet is not “advertised” on the table, but the dealers will know what you mean. It is often referred to as $41 no 4 or 10, $31 no 5 or 9, or $25 no 6 or 8 depending on what number you a laying against. By making this bet you are betting that a 7 is going to come before the number you are laying. If a 7 comes, you win. If the number you are laying comes, you lose.

This lay bet acts only as a one roll hedge bet to cover your next bet, which is a $15 Don’t Come bet. The Don’t Come is the opposite of the Come, meaning that it will lose on a 7 or 11, win on a 2 or 3, push on a 12, and anything else will be a point number that it will “move behind.” When your $15 Don’t Come bet has moved behind a number, it acts just as a lay bet. You are betting that a 7 will come before the number you are behind. The odds in this situation are much in your favor, no matter what number you are behind. At the time you make your $15 Don’t Come bet, you can also choose to put $1 on the “Yo 11” bet, and this will act as an additional hedge to cover your $15 bet.

After you have successfully gone behind a number with your $15 Don’t Come bet, take your Lay bet down. Do this by telling the dealer “Down on my Lay,” in reference to whatever number you were laying. You will now be sitting behind a number with a $15 bet with the odds in your favor, simply waiting for a decision on that bet. If you are behind the 4 or 10, your odds are 2 to 1 in your favor. If you are behind the 5 or 9, your odds to 3 to 2 in your favor. If you are behind the 6 or 8, the odds are 6 to 5 in your favor.

The main concept behind this system is trying to find the best way to take advantage of the “Don’t” side of the table, which is where the greatest odds of winning are. If you are able to get behind a number safely, you are always going to have the odds to win because now you have the 7 working for you. The problem with playing the Don’t side has always been the 7 on the initial Don’t Come or don’t pass bet. What this system does, as you can see, is places a “lay” hedge bet on a number for one roll while you are establishing a number with your Don’t Come bet. This way the 7 can’t hurt your $15 Don’t Come bet, and the only thing you have to worry about is a repeat of the number that you are laying for one roll.

Let us run through one quick example game. The shooter throws a 9 as their point. You tell the dealer “$31 no 9 please,” and then place a $15 bet on the Don’t Come and toss a $1 chip in the middle shouting “Yo 11.” The shooter then rolls a 4. Your Don’t Come bet moves behind the 4, and right away you tell the dealer “Down on my lay,” pointing to your $31 no 9 bet. You now sit with a 2 to 1 chance of winning your $15 bet as you wait for either a 7 or 4 to come.

If everyone who played craps used this system it wouldn’t break the casino, but it would certainly give the casinos a much harder time. While this system alone will not give you the edge necessary to make money in the long run, if you combine it with all the essentials of gambling you can be sure to make money. Be sure to chart your tables, and set a loss limit and win goal. Use good discipline to walk away from the table when you reach either of these goals. Good luck at the tables!

Kamalahar – Ayurvedic treatment for Jaundice, Hepatitis and Cirrhosis

I live in the eastern part of India. It is a small town in the state of Jharkhand. The flora and fauna of the state is great. The mountains of the state and the great forests provide great opportunities for the makers of the herbal medicines.

I would like to share my experience with an Ayurvedic product with you. Kamalahar had played a major role as a life saver after the corporate hospitals had given up treatment when my friend’s mother was suffering from Jaundice with Ascitis. Currently there is no western or allopathic medicine for Jaundice. The doctors mostly ask for rest and control of diet. They hope that with proper diet control and rests things will be taken care. But many times this is not enough. This is a big issue if the patient is undergoing malaria treatment or some other treatment whereby the patient is required to take medicines which affect the liver. In those cases the patient is sometimes left at the mercy of luck.

My friend’s mom who is an old lady was suffering from Jaundice for quite some time. The serum bilirubin level went up to as high as 22. The bilirubin after six months of rest diet and allopathic treatment was around 16 (sixteen) and she had become a mere skeleton of her old self. They came to know about Kamalahar through a family friend. They found out the details about the medicine and if there is any side effects of it. Once they found out that Kamalahar is a unique Ayurvedic/herbal product which is very effective in the treatment of liver disorders especially Jaundice, Hepatitis and Cirrhosis. The medicine is purely herbal and it does not have any side effects. My friend’s mom started the medication and after taking the medicines for 7 days she started seeing positive results. Her bilirubin level which had been high for past 6 months started going down dramatically. We become very happy and she continued her medication. After 1 month of treatment, her serum bilirubin was a bit above 1 and within 3 months 0.65 which was in normal healthy range.They have been very thankful to Khatore Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Limited for the medicine. Since then they have been in constant touch with them and introduced me to the company. 

After the Kamalahar experience we used another of their medicine called K-MATIC which is very useful for arthritis. But on that I will write some other day as that was an experience in itself. In this article I want to focus on Kamalahar. My aunt is now more than seventy five years old and she is still healthy and has not complained about the Jaundice problem anymore. Ever since that all the adult members of our family have used Kamalahar for Liver Detoxification to make our liver strong. Hopefully this article will benefit many more suffers of Jaundice, Hepatitis and Cirrhosis for which our modern system of medicine is still struggling to find a cure.

Dandelion Herb And Your Liver

Dandelion root is an excellent liver tonic, clearing obstructions, reducing congestion, and stimulating the liver to eliminate toxins through the blood. It promotes bile flow, supporting digestion and it also has a laxative effect. Dandelion root has been used for ages and is still used today, and as studies continue, more benefits of the root are being found. For instance Dandelion root is easily made into a tincture to treat gout, acne, and eczema.

Dandelion root is actually healthy for the entire digestive system and is a really good herb even for those who don’t have serious liver problems like cirrhosis. It is a natural source of protein. It is rich in vitamin A and is an excellent source of vitamin B, C and E. It is also a mild chloretic, that is, an agent for stimulating the release of bile from the liver into the gallbladder. The herb is used to support treatment of a variety of liver and gallbladder disorders, especially the incomplete digestion of fats.

Dandelion root is also known to be an excellent blood cleanser, specifically for the liver, as well as a mild laxative. Inulin, one of the major chemicals in Dandelion, is currently being studied extensively for its immunostimulatory function.

Dandelion root is even used to treat jaundice and hepatitis as well as gall bladder problems. It is an antiviral agent and is used as an appetite stimulant, a digestive aid and may improve the health and function of natural bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Studies have also reported it may help to improve liver and gallbladder function.

Dandelion is also a natural diuretic that is naturally high in potassium. Potassium is often depleted from the body with pharmaceutical diuretics, but dandelion root replenishes the potassium lost from the body.

Dandelion root is also commonly available as capsules and as a hydroalcoholic tincture in addition to being the principle ingredient in numerous brands of coffee substitutes. The practice of ‘juicing’ Dandelion root is also becoming popular.

A leaf decoction can be drunk to “purify the blood”, for the treatment of anemia, jaundice, and also for nervousness. Dandelion root is one of the safest and most popular herbal remedies on the market and is widely used today.

Dandelion root is contraindicated in cases of bile duct blockage, gall bladder empyrema, ileus or bowel obstruction of any kind. In cases of gall stones, seek the advice of a qualified physician.

All You Need to Know About Catnapper

Catnapper recliners are a kind of furniture that is used to give complete support to the spinal cord. A company named “La-Z-Boy” designed these chairs and it instantly clicked in the market. When people bought the piece of furniture and used it for some time, they gave positive feedbacks. They said that it is an excellent way to rest after a long and heavy day at work.

The creators of this chair gained the maximum benefit when the popularity of the chair was at its zenith. The product had many advantages to offer to its users. After the initial chair became a rage, they introduced different styles and models to serve different purposes.

It can be placed in the garden, the poolside and even in the living room while you are watching TV. This chair is said to give a lot of peace of mind and hence is placed in all the places where people like to relax. The poolside is the best place to use the Catnapper.

While it was initially used in the living room to watch television, it is now used for commercial purposes. It is used greatly in movie theaters where the viewers want to get the maximum relaxation that they seek. All the multiplexes are now providing these seats by replacing the old and uncomfortable ones. These Catnappers are usually made of leather, latex materials which are similar to leather and upholstery. Leathers Catnappers are much more in demand when compared to upholstery ones. While it uses the materials of the first order to make these chairs, a lot of maintenance is required to keep them in proper condition.

People demand more of leather Catnappers due to the lower prices and its attractive feature. Upholstery is a quiet expensive material. However, it has its drawbacks and thus people who can afford buy the upholstery Catnappers. Wall saver Catnapper is a one of its kind furniture that uses advanced technology in its manufacturing. This technology enables the user to roll front and back when he is sitting straight. This also gives him a semi sleeping position.

Top 10 Urinary Incontinence Homeopathic remedy and Homeopathy Treatment

1. Cantharis. [Canth]
Cantharis symptoms are usually the first ones inquired after when a case of urinary difficulty presents itself. Its symptoms are clear cut, and should not be confounded with those of any other remedy. There is a persistent and violent urging to urinate, with great tenesmus; the urine is passed only in drops and seems like molten lead passing through the urethra, so intense is the burning. It usually has urge incontinence.

 2. Mercurius corrosivus [Merc-c]
Has tenesmus of the bladder with intense burning. The burning is less, but the tenesmus is greater, than in Cantharis. The passing of the urine drop by drop reminds of Aconite, which has the same symptoms. Aconite, however, is adapted to sudden retention of urine, for as soon as the disease becomes fully localized as an inflammation

 3. Apis mellifica. [Apis]
The symptoms of scanty urine always leads one to consider whether Apis is or is not the remedy, for although Apis produces scanty urine there are number of other drugs that will do the same thing. The keynotes for Apis in urinary affections are scanty or suppressed urine, drowsiness, oedema in various parts, thirstlessness and suffocation on lying down. The urine is dark, highly albuminous, and contains casts, so it is readily seen how

 4. Apocynum cannabinum. [Apoc]
Apocynum seems to act some what on the kidneys and give rise to various dropsical conditions. It produces scanty urine, which is light in color, or, as it is given, sherry-colored. Its first effect is to produce a copious diuresis; this is followed by the scantiness of urine which results in dropsy. It also produces incontinence and may be useful in enuresis.

 5. Berberis vulgaris. [Berb]
Outside of its action on the genito urinary system Berberis is seldom thought of, land it is one of our principal remedies for troubles of this system. It seems to correspond to many symptoms which occur in cases of renal calculi and incontinence very well. It has severe tearing pains in the kidneys, not merely backache, but pains deep in the kidneys themselves; these pains extend down the back in the kidneys themselves; these pains extend down the back and down the ureters into the bladder; nor do stop here, for we find cutting pains in the bladder extending into the urethra. Another characteristic symptoms of Berberis is pain in the hips while urinating.. 

6. Pareira brava. [Pareir]
This is another drug very similar to Berberis vulgaris-as to pains in the back it is quite similar; yet they do not stop in the hips with Pareira as they do under mostly clinical. It has been found useful in cystitis where there is violent straining to urinate, where the patient has to kneel to urinate, where the urine scalds terribly and where these violent pains in the thighs are present. The urine has a strong ammoniacal odor. Contains thick viscid white mucus or deposits or red sand. The three-legged stool of the drug seems to be: the pain in the thighs, the getting down on all fours to urinate, and the ammoniacal odor of the urine. It is also a useful remedy in the condition known as irritable bladder, dull aching in bladder, feeling as if the bladder were distended, with pain. 

7. Equisetum hyemale. [Equis]
Equisetum acts similarly to Cantharis, but it has less tenesmus and hematuria, and the urine is less scalding. There is pain in the bladder as if too full, not relieved by micturition; the constant desire to urinate is not even relieved by copious urination. The urine is scanty, high colored and contains much mucus. Much mucus in the urine is more indicative of Equisetum than of Cantharis. Chimaphila also has much mucus, is especially useful in prostatic troubles, and has made some cures when there were great quantities of ropy mucus in the urine, which was quite offensive. 

8. Digitalis purpurea. [Dig]
The urinary symptoms of Digitalis consist of a dragging and pressure in the bladder which micturition does not relieve. It has been found useful in inflammation in the neck of the bladder with intense desire to urinate, which is increased even by the passage of a few drops. The patient walks about in great distress; at the same time there is tenesmus of the rectum. The patient is relieved somewhat of these symptoms by lying on the back. The pain at neck of the bladder is throbbing. The urine is scanty, thick and turbid, and contains sediment of brick-dust, like Lycopodium. The urging to urinate in cases calling for Digitalis is often due to the enlargement of the prostate gland, for which it is a remedy. 

9. Terebinth. [Tereb]
The urine of Terebinth is one of its most characteristic features. It is smoky, turbid, depositing sediment like coffee grounds, which indicates the presence of disintegrated blood cells. Haematuria from venous congestion of the kidneys calls often for Terebinth. It has burning during micturition and most painful strangury; the urine, too, may contain albumen and has the odor of violets. Peculiar odors to urine may be fond under the Viola tricolor, where it smells like that of the cat, and Benzoic acid, where it smells strong and ammoniacal, like that of a horse. Terebinth is a useful remedy in cystitis, with much tenesmus of the bladder and the scanty, bloody urine; there is also pressure in the bladder, which extends to the kidneys. In acute and chronic nephritis it is often indicated. The urine, oedema and the bronchial catarrh may all point to the remedy. 

10. Sepia. [Sep]
One of the prominent remedies for lithaemic conditions is Sepia, and the condition of the urine becomes an indication for its use. It has reddish clay-colored sediment adhering to the vessel, sediment of red sand so-called. The Sepia urine differs from others in being offensive. Sepia is also a remedy for wetting the bed at night during the first sleep. In sepia incontinence is mainly stress and urge incontinence.  

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Steady As She Blows! Coming To Terms With Raw Honesty In Intimate Relationships

MODE OF Cosmic Therapy: Honesty: What IS The True Meaning Of The Word?

You are the last one who knows when you are going to blow! But, blow you do because of all the repressed refuge you carry around. Instead of voicing your agitation in small doses easily digested,you explode like a huge volcanic thrust. What’s wrong with that? Not a dog-gone thing except that it makes you feel guilty, apologetic, and remorseful. These unnatural ego-driven actions are the sediment which cause damage to your demeanor and your level of honest intimacy. Why? Because you are an infinitely pure innocent elevated divine being who in no way participates in the disgraceful actions of ‘trying to explain, excuse or defend’ what you do.

Human beings are contrarily complex creatures. But, are absolutely lucid on one definite point: they will not be obligated to anyone. No matter how it may appear, the underlying truth remains, a human being is not equipped with the faculties to be indebted to another. Obligation is not ‘natural and convenient’ for mortals and does not fit into the character. Duty to oneself is the highest honor and when broken brings on unmentionable problems. Obligation is stifling, regressively confining, reservedly demanding, and most awkwardly humiliating. An equal and fair exchange is conducted inwardly at all times by the sacred reasons of the god (s) and will not be interfered with by compromising tainted mortal obligation.

Obligation is sort of like forced entertainment! You are expected to provide on going re-payment services of such for the other in some unspoken way. This untenable situation is not acceptable! The soul will simply not stand for it. Didn’t Master Jesus say, “Owe no man.?” No matter what size of the so-called gift, (binding offense) unless incredulously elevated to a place of total non-attachment to the gift or giver, you will inevitably project anger and resentment.

But, because your ruthless soul wears the incognito suit of a human being, you end up trying to be extra nice to make up for what you perceive as an causal injustice. Vomit. Vomit and more vomit. What on earth are you doing in such a ‘perpendicular’ mess? How long do you really think you can maintain the grateful veneer? Why not come clean; instead of presenting an idolized picture of the you that will be impossible to maintain? Just let the person know right from the beginning that you will not be placed in a situation that requires obligation of any sort. Call it intimacy issues or the fact that you don’t like the idea of being responsible to or for another. It is a conviction of yours that for any true affable relationship to work ,you need your space; although you will inadvertently try to smother, control, dominate, placate, sublimate or suffocate, (whatever works best for you) and otherwise end up resenting the fact that you are beholding.

. If you are gut level honest with yourself first, then the other, you will say although you expect undivided attention and loyalty, you may be the first to grow bored and restless in the middle of the night for no apparent reason. Tell your partner that you don’t have the slightest idea of what true love means. {Human beings are the process of learning through the ruthless actions of the soul.} Although you are more than ready and willing to learn, it will not be easy or smooth sailing for either of you. Furthermore, you realize you are selfish and self-centered and need to be pampered with words of encouragement, in sppite of other unreasonable demands. In other words, you are at any given moment at least 3 different people with entirely different needs and desires.

You will be good at convincing the other that you want and need a committed relationship and desire to married with children more than anything else in the world but you don’t mean a word of it. You like the idea; it sounds so romantic and secure but you’ll have to let that pot of soup brew for awhile before you can eat it. If you will just be a little more honest from the get go, the relationship might just have a chance of surviving.

Now, let us explore one of the other distinct personalities in your complex make-up. A total split exists in everything just recorded. Your need to be domesticated dominates your need to be free and rebellious. [Your need to be stable/secure fuels your need to be adventurous and exploring.] Personality #2 continuously feeds your mind with obnoxious thoughts that as you long as you are in a devoted committed loving relationship, full of the ‘forever’ promises that go with it, you could be ultimately happy/content forever more. But, at the same time, you are so fiercely independent that it would be just a little more than difficult to give over the idealized dreams of what you desire, to play housemate and mommy.you really have quite a bit of sexual energy you’d like to explore and don’t want it hampered.

As long as you can drive your shiny black new BMW and pick up the maid and nanny, vacation in the Bahamas at least twice a year, have unlimited spending allowance for beauty essentials, the idea could grow on you. But anything less, there might just be a slight problem in dictations. A sense of urgency never leaves you. You don’t have to know why just be aware of its presence. You’re impatient, filled with constant distractions and dissatisfactions. Some of the lessons in being human also involve getting over bigotry, superiority, intolerance, and prejudice.

Life is filled with hard choices. Infidelity is not one of them. Human beings are thoroughly self-absorbed, self-vested and self-interested. You are no different. Self-intoxication is the smooth wine you consume the most. As a genuine human being (god/goddess/itness) thoroughly participating in the life here on earth, you are the proverbial father/mother/son/daughter/lover /friend in exile. It is the sublimely sacred designated sphere/ realm of crucifixion including the unalterable ability for authentic closeness. No need to try; you already are.

The face of your chosen partner will reveal the hideous/exalted masquerade. Coming to terms with this esoteric knowledge may take a lifetime. It is here on another level of consciousness that we first encounter the reality of living multi-level multi-dimensional lives in many layers of existence that ultimately affect eveything we do. (Not as we comprehend the term living in human form) This is a notion far too advanced to be fully appreciated at this time but it introduces the concept of complexity and certainty that everything that has ever happened or will happen is taking place right now in the present. “…and it was all good…” (Paraphrased)

Let things be. Release the need to expect certain things at certain times with certain results from certain people. You dampen your experience. You will remove the tendency to project the idea that the other person can or does disappoint you. Never does nonsensical event happen. IF you get honest with your three faces and observe them in operation, you will roar out a tremedously exhilerating belly laugh. Integration is the key lesson to be remembered while inhabiting the earth plane. Your unexpressed, unlived, unfulfilled unexplored undelegated sacred sensual sexual artistic life will not arrive all neatly tied up in a pretty box dowsed in bows and ribbons. (Far from it.) Can you handle it? Will you handle it? Be fully present in all relationships, willing to accept what you get and give. No strings attached!

What Are The Medicinal Uses Of Turmeric?

The turmeric medicinal uses are many. It was one of the staple medicines used in the ancient Ayurvedic practice, which is still alive and well in India and other parts of the world. Its traditional use has been evaluated by modern scientists. They have found that the ancient uses were correct, but they have also learned that there is more to this compound than meets the eye.

Ayurvedic practitioners were some of the first to use surgery and they had a good understanding of the workings of the human body, but they were, of course limited by what they could see. There investigations were held back sometime during a reign that forbid them from performing surgery. But, until that time, they were able to perform autopsies and they understood the functions of many of the organs of the body.

They did not understand that the cause of many diseases were microscopic bacteria or viruses. They knew nothing of free radicals or amyloids. We are still limited, to a certain extent, by what we can see. There are things that are smaller than molecules, atoms and DNA strands. We are still unsure about the roles that those things play.

We are sure that there are many turmeric medicinal uses. It can help alleviate many digestive disorders including common problems like gassiness and bloating, as well as more serious conditions, such as colitis and inflammatory bowel disease.

In the liver, it may help shrink inflated ducts and rid the organ of toxins that build up there. In the heart, it may prevent blockage of the arteries and reduce levels of LDL or bad cholesterol. In the brain, it may prevent the buildup of amyloids, the plaques that cause Alzheimer's.

Many of these turmeric medicinal uses are still being studied, but one of the largest fields of study is in the area of ​​cancer treatment and prevention. The active component of turmeric, called curcumin, kills cancer cells, without being toxic to healthy cells that surround it.

This is exciting news, but in order for curcumin to perform this magic, it must be able to enter the bloodstream and researchers have shown that only small amount of curcumin is absorbed when turmeric is eaten. So, what does one do, if they want the benefits of curcumin, without visiting the doctor every day for injections? There is no doctor that I know of that provides daily injections, but an enteric coating and the inclusion of piperine increases the absorption of curcumin supplements.

As time goes by, we may learn about other turmeric medicinal uses. We now know that taking some plant extracts reduces the risk of degenerative eye diseases, like glaucoma. We also know that others reduce the risk of heart disease, by reducing plaque buildup and increasing the longevity of heart cells. Resveratrol is one example of a plant compound that allows heart cells to live longer.

The bottom line is that there is no single supplement that is any more effective than another. Your best bet is to take a multi-ingredient supplement. Now, that you know a little more about the turmeric medicinal uses, you might want to learn about some other extracts. It's worth your while.

How Long Should you Boil

Food needs to be boiled or cooked to make it safe to eat. When food has been boiled for a certain amount of time all bacteria is killed.

Bacteria needs to be killed to prevent food poisoning. Maintaining food at a certain temperature prevents bacteria from occurring and multiplying.

Safe Water

I always thought you need to boil water for at least 10 minutes before its safe to drink or use. Recent studies show that all bacteria is killed by the time the water reaches boiling point.

Water needs to be at 70 degrees for 30 minutes to kill all bacteria. Water reaching 85 degrees kills all bacteria within a few minutes. So by the time water reaches boiling point (100 degrees) all bacteria is killed and is safe to use.

How to Boil Eggs

Always start with boiling water, never place eggs in cool water and then bring to a boil.

When preparing soft eggs, the boiling time is 3 – 4 minutes. For hard boiled eggs, boil for 6 – 7 minutes.

A useful tip to prevent the egg shells from breaking while you cooking pour a little vinegar in the water. The vinegar hols the egg together.

Boiling Chicken

Chicken breast with bones need to be boiled for 2 hours before they get tender. If the breasts are boneless it will take about 45 minutes to be fully cooked.

For the whole chicken boiling time will take 2 – 3 hours to be cooked, depending on the size.

these grilling times are for fully cooking the chicken, if you looking just to pre-cook the chicken the grilling time will a lot shorter.

Boiling Corn

Bring the water to a boil before placing the corn in.

Small sized corn ears need to boil for 10 minutes. Larger sized corn ears need to be boiled for 12 – 15 minutes.

Corn off the cob cooks a lot quicker, boil for 4 – 5 minutes to get them soft enough to eat.

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Bill Maher Quotes On Health And Fitness

Bill Maher is a polarizing figure: You either love him and hang on his every word, or you absolutely despise him and would love nothing more than to erase him from the face of the Earth.

On his HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher , he frequently does a bit known as "New Rules" where he challenges the status quo and sounds off on things he thinks need to change – with little regard for political correctness or public opinion.

In one of his recent "New Rules" segments, he set his sights on America's health and fitness. And while he certainly is not the poster child for a perfectly healthy lifestyle, he made some incredible points that are near impossible to disagree with:

New Rule: If you believe you need to take all the pills the pharmaceutical industry says you do, then you're already on drugs ….

We will not stop being sick until we stop making ourselves sick. Because there is a point where even the most universal government health program can not help you. They can not outlaw unhealthy food or alcohol or cigarettes. Just pot, sadly.

Because, you see, the government is not your nanny. They're your dealer. And they subsidize illness in America. They have to. There's too much money in it. … Fifty years ago, children did not even get Type 2 Diabetes. Now, it's an emerging epidemic. As are a long list of ailments which used to be rare, and have now been "mainstreamed."

Things like asthma and autism and acid reflux, and arthritis, allergies, adult acne, attention deficit disorder. And that's just the "A's." …

In Hillary Clinton's health plan, the words "nutrition" and "exercise" appear once. The word "drugs" 14 times. Just as the pharmaceutical companies want it. You know, their ad weasels love to say, "When diet and exercise fail …" Well, diet and exercise do not fail. A fact bought home last week by a new Duke University study that showed exercise – yes, exercise – is just as effective a cure for depression as Paxil and Zoloft.

So ask your doctor if getting off your ass is right for you!

You know, if Republicans can sell the idea of ​​preemptive war, Democrats have at least get us interested in the idea of ​​preventive medicine. Someone has to stand up and say that the answer is not another pill. The answer is spinach. Okay, not spinach. Turns out that crap'll kill you. But you know what I mean!

What do you think of these Bill Maher quotes? Can you disagree with any of his statements?

Is it True That Lap Band Surgery Can Make You Grow Fatter?

The rising rate of obesity has increased drastically in this modern society. Statistics show that people are seriously lacking health consciousness and most of their meals ended up at the fast food counters. Many has claimed that they have too little or no time to exercise. Along with the invention of modern gadgets and devices, (elevator and remote control) people nowdays become less mobile than before.

In order to prevent potential risk of long term diseases, many turned to lap band surgery as solution. Studies have shown that lap band surgery has helped patients to sustain weight loss longer than non-surgical therapies. However many doubt over the effectiveness of this surgery and frequently seek confirmation if this surgery will make one grow fatter than he previously was.

The truth is, if you follow the lap band diet properly, you would be able to slowly decrease your weight. The weight loss procedure is taxing which requires patience and discipline. The only way you can keep the extra pounds off is to focus on the diet plan, learn to avoid high fat and fat calories foods and take in adequate minerals and vitamins for your body need.

This surgery involves placing an adjustable elastic band at the top portion of your stomach to create a smaller stomach area which would make you feel full faster. The band helps you control your food intake. If you start to gain weight, you need to visit your physician for an immediate post check up to access the root cause. It is high possibility that your band needs to be readjusted to constrict your body more so that you would not over eat.

In conclusion, lap band surgery is an effective weight loss procedure. To lose weight effectively, one need to stay active and keep an eye on his diet, also make sure your band is adjusted to a right volume that is comfortable for your body.

Gastritis and its Natural Cure

An inflammation of the stomach lining, gastritis is usually signaled by indigestion, either with or without bleeding in the digestive tract. Acute gastritis, often develops when people are subjected to sudden stress, such as from extensive burns or other severe injury or illness; it may also develop after surgery, leading to stress ulcers and severe intestinal bleeding.

Gastritis is not a disease on its own but a symptom of abnormal digestion. It is characterized by inflammation or irritation of the lining of the stomach. It affects millions of people worldwide. It can be divided into 3 categories: (1) erosive and hemorrhagic gastritis (2) non erosive and nonspecific gastritis (3) specific gastritis indicative of a disorder.

The presence of the gastric juices help in digesting the food. If the hydrochloric acid present in the stomach increases in quantity, the condition is known as hyperacidity.

Treatment:

1.    Indian Gooseberry (Emblica officinalis) The Indian gooseberry, or amla, is very beneficial in the treatment of several stomach ailments, gastritis included. The other digestive ailments it is used for dyspepsia, burning sensation, anorexia, vomiting and hemorrhage.

2.    Eating a light or soft diet provides a lot of assistance. Cessation of smoking and relaxation therapy can also help. Eating a diet high in fiber may not only cut your risk of developing gastritis and ulcers in half, but fiber-rich foods may also speed the healing of ulcers. Vegetables are particularly protective sources of fiber and seem to reduce the amount of inflammation in the lining of the stomach.

3.    Ginger (Zingiber officinale) The extract of ginger is effective in treating the acid dyspepsia that is associated with gastritis. It is especially useful for people who consume more of a non-vegetarian food.

4.    Should avoid fatty foods, tomato-based products, chocolate, beverages containing caffeine, decaffeinated tea and coffee, peppermint, and alcohol. These foods relax the valve between the stomach and esophagus and make it easier for the stomach contents to back up into the esophagus, causing further irritation.

5.    Although foods are not the cause of gastritis, people with symptoms should avoid spicy or highly acidic foods, which can irritate the stomach lining. They should also avoid fatty foods, tomato-based products, chocolate, beverages containing caffeine, decaffeinated tea and coffee, peppermint, and alcohol. These foods relax the valve between the stomach and esophagus and make it easier for the stomach contents to back up into the esophagus, causing further irritation.

6.    For temporary, mild gastritis, taking an antacid such as Maalox and Tylenol, then eating no solid foods for a day is often enough to solve it. This gives the stomach a chance to rest and recuperate. After a day of liquids only, add mild, bland food such as bananas, rice and toast to your diet. If the gastritis symptoms persist, however, it may be time to see a doctor. Hopefully this article answered the question what is gastritis.

7.    There is a list of other Ayurvedic preparations that are useful in the treatment of gastritis. Some of these are Dhaatri loha, Sukumara ghrita, Sootashekhara rasa, Kaamadudha rasa, Leela Vilas rasa, Chandrakala rasa and Amalapittantaka rasa.

Hypercholesterolemia (High Cholesterol) – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Hypercholesterolemia is a condition in which there is an increased level of total cholesterol in the blood, resulting from high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) as compared to high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. LDL causes atherosclerosis of the arteries – a slow and silent process – which extremely leads to serious diseases like heart attack and stroke. In the limbs, hypercholesterolemia can cause pain, ulcers and gangrene. Common causes and risk factors for this condition include a lack of exercise; A diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol; Obesity; Excessive alcohol take and smoking; Kidney disorders, liver disorders and diabetes; A family history of heart disease; And a hereditary lipid disorder.

The Ayurvedic treatment of hypercholesterolemia is aimed at reducing the total cholesterol and lipid levels in the blood and preventing future complications like heart attack and stroke. Medicines like Triphala-Guggulu, Medohar-Guggulu, Kanchnaar-Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Guggulu, Sinhanaad-Guggulu, Chitrakadi-Vati, Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Sunthi (Zinziber officinalis) Marich Piper nigrum, Pippali (Piper longum), Chavya (Piper retrofractum), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), Lashuna (Allium sativum), Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Kachnaar (Bauhinia variegata) and Psyllium Plantago ovata) are used to reduce the cholesterol levels in the body. Medicines like Punarnavadi-Guggulu, Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu, Sinhanaad-Guggulu, Dashmoolarishta, Amalaki and Arjun (Terminalia arjuna) help to prevent atherosclerosis and therefore can be used for the long-term prevention of heart attack and stroke.

The entire body is massed with finely powdered Triphala (Three fruits) and Trikatu (Three pungent herbs). If done regularly on a long-term basis, this helps in decreasing subcutaneous fat, leading to reduced cholesterol levels in the blood and a gradual reduction in weight. For refractory patients who do not respond to treatment, Panchkarma procedures like 'Swedan' (dry fomentation) 'Vaman' (induced emesis), and 'Virechan' (induced purgation) can be done periodically.

In addition to medications, all affected individuals need to adopt a healthy diet which includes food-stuffs rich in fiber and low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Regular exercises, yogic asanas, pranayam and relaxation techniques help in decreasing weight and managing stress. It is equally important to stop smoking and avoid or reduce alcohol take.

Hair Transplant Do's & Don's

What is Hair Transplant?

Hair transplant is borrowing hair roots from the back of the head and implanting them in bald areas to replace the lost roots. It is done on the scientific basis that we are born with two kinds of hair roots, sensitive or temporary and non sensitive or long lasting. Hair roots on the front and top of the head are sensitive. Hair roots within a well defined 1½ – 2 inch band on the back of the head are non sensitive. This is defined as the permanent hair zone or the safe donor area.

Can we transfer all the hair from the non sensitive area to cover the baldness?

Transferring all the roots from the donor area will create a bald patch on the back. As international guideline, 10-12% of the available hair roots can be transferred to the bald area. Usually this amounts to maximum of 6500-7000 grafts in average bald male. 

Adding hair from other areas                                          

We can plan to harvest hair roots from outside the permanent hair zone with an understanding that these are not long lasting and may be lost later. We can add Body Hair, beard hair is the closest match in texture, rate of growth. Best advised to use the shadow area under the chin which is not directly seen. In event of white spots or scars appearing in this area are hidden and less likely to be seen. If the healing response is scar less, further beard hair from neck can be used, lastly cheek areas.  Next choice is chest hair, but it does not always match the look, texture and rate of growth of scalp hair.

Good quality hair is the basic requirement for a successful Hair Transplant

We easily forget that the quality of hair selected for transplant plays maximum influence on the hair growth and outcome of the procedure. Patients having progressive hair loss for many years, youngsters having severe active hair loss are undergoing hair transplants without preparing the hair for the surgery. It is good to have vitamins, antioxidants, iron, calcium, selected hair aminoacids and lotions to bring the hair in good growing phase and then plan a hair transplant.

Skill and experience of the surgeon

Once the hair quality is good next important is the skill and experience of the surgeon. Often decisions are made by comparing rates. Patients end up choosing the center offering cheapest procedure whereas the aim was to get good results. Experienced surgeons who are in the field for many years and do only one case a in a day provide personal care and know the value of their work. Membership of learned societies, national international presentations, results and ease of individual consultation can help in selection. Also the team working with the surgeon should be stable without frequent changes and have good experience.

Hair Transplant Do’s and Don’ts

Do not Do Hair Transplants for –

1. Poor quality hair roots

Thin weak slow growing hair indicates continued damage from factors causing hair loss. The same factors may continue to affect transplanted hair. Plan 2 months of support program to improve hair growth. Then have a hair transplant and then follow the same care after the transplant. The program usually consists of lotions and low dose vitamins with no enzyme blockers like Finasteride. The program is safe, free of side effects, delivers wellness, good health as well as hair growth.

2. Thinning hair

Hair transplants done for thinning hair are likely to have the most dreaded complication of shock loss. The surrounding natural hair starts falling off after the hair transplant. Patients look worse than before. If there has been a pre conditioning program, the shock loss hair can grow back or cause substantial loss. Thinning hair also has the possibility of improving and responding the best to hair growth program. Vitamins, lotion, low light laser must always be used in thinning hair before deciding for a hair transplant. Especially for thinning hair in women. For some reason women have a higher incidence of shock loss.

In very early hair loss

Hair transplant should be avoided in very early hair loss as the progress and the future hair loss is unpredictable. The planned replacement of lost hair may not match the future pattern of the progress of hair loss. Some judgment can be made looking at hair loss in the family and close relatives. Early hair loss responds well to vitamins, lotions and laser and does not call for immediate hair transplants.

Adding High Density  

Patients look at hair transplant as a way of replacing all their lost hair with new hair.  Some mathematics can clear this notion. We are born with 100,000 – 120,000 hair roots on the scalp. Out of which 50-60,000 are on the top of the head and 50-60,000 are on the sides and the back of the head. By the time you reach grade IV – V of hair loss you have lost 30,000 original hair roots. In a hair transplant these will be replaced with 2000- 3000 grafts. You may add another 1000 Body hair. This will never replace all the 30,000 hair that were lost. The aim in planning a hair transplant is never to replace all the hair. The aim is to plan a layout to create an illusion of fullness so that you do not look bald. It is good to plan a layout which will reverse the present stage of baldness by two stages. 

Hair transplant and Hair Growth Program together add Density

It is possible to grow back 30-40% of your lost hair with a well planned vitamin, lotion and laser program. This will add to the growth and density when combined with a Hair transplant to give better density and thick hair look.

Advancing the hair line or making Widow’s Peak 

Hair should be implanted only over the top, flat of the head. Where the forward slope of the forehead starts the hair transplant should stop. Implanting over the slope of the forehead leaves a skin show behind the hair making it look sparse and unnatural. The Da Vinchi’s  law of facial proportion id followed to mark the level of the new hair line. Length of the nose and distance from tip of the nose to the chin must be equal to the forehead. This decides the level of the hair line. Then a man’s hair line runs straight back to meet the temporal angle, while a women’s hair line curves round across the temporal angle. We need to be careful while making a widows peak, avoid coming down over the forehead.

Correction of very youthful temporal angles

Placing new hair in front of the temporal side lines is not a good plan. You get continued loss of hair behind the newly created angle giving an empty unnatural appearance. Temporal angles should be corrected only if they have receded to the level of the side locks or behind the side locks.

Hair transplant at young age

Hair transplant at young age has numerous disadvantages. If you begin with severe hair loss requiring hair transplant at young age, the chances of continued hair loss and requiring repeated hair transplants are higher. Reconstructing a very forward young looking hair line leaves you a large area to fill up behind. The future progress and expected areas of hair loss are not defined at young age making it difficult to plan the distribution of grafts. 

Thinning eyebrows

Eyebrow hair is of unique quality which does not match with any donor source for replacement. Scalp hair is thick and faster growing than eyebrow. If entire brow is lost it is easy to replace with scalp hair. But scalp hair grafts should not be mixed with the original eyebrow hair to make it look thicker or dense. The eye brow hair has specific pattern and shape which need to be recognized and planned accurately.

Low hair line with empty scalp

Patients in advance stages of hair loss approach with their college photographs to make a hair line like their previous looks. But rest of the face does not match a low hair line. Lower hair line requires more number of grafts to create. The bald area for restoration also increases as the hair line is shifted forward. Low hair line with bald areas on the top of the scalp and mid scalp look unnatural. Always plan to fill up the top of the scalp and mid scalp first to take away the bald look and then lower the hair line in a second sitting.   

No time to take care of the transplanted hair

Patients feel they are busy. They do not have time for applying lotions, taking vitamins etc. So let us get a hair transplant and solve the problem. It is important to know that transplanted hair will not grow unless we take care of the roots with regular vitamins and lotion. Such patients will end up with thin weak slow growth of the transplanted hair as well. The hair care program is necessary after a hair transplant. 

Patients on Bodybuilding supplements

Use of body building supplements and whey protein makes the ph of the blood acidic. Causing return of calcium back into the blood to buffer the acidity. This calcium is bound in the blood and becomes unavailable for body functions. Excess blood calcium is also excreted through the kidneys. All those using fat burner, creatinine, weight gain supplements, whey protein can lose hair. Some are born with good hair type, different roots and may not be affected. But if you are losing hair you need to discontinue the gym supplements.

Weight watchers on strict diet control

Hair has the lowest priority in the body. The body feels it can live a fit and healthy life even if it loses all the hair. There is no natural repair or restoration program to replace lost hair. Important body functions receive the best nutrition and any remainder reaches the hair. The moment you cut down on calories, food intake, use meal replacements, the first system to suffer is hair growth. Body shuts down the hair. Weight watchers and persons with restricted eating always have hair loss. Same is true for hair loss after high fever, illness, any surgery, stress, emotional event, metabolic disease etc.

Dieting:

We are all conscious weight watchers, restricted eating is become a way of life. Our bodies are perpetually running with nutrients on then lower side of normal. Iron, Calcium are always low. Vitamins are of two kinds, water soluble and fat soluble. Cutting of fat from the diet has resulted in deficiency of fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, K. Hair has lowest priority. Body feels we can survive without growing a single hair on the head. Any nutritional imbalance and hair is the first to shut down. Weather you lose weight or not by dieting, you lose hair for sure. Just replace low dose comprehensive nutrition and the hair grows back in 2-4 months.

Thyroid Imbalance:

Both hyper & hypo thyroid states cause hair loss. Hyper thyroid state increases the metabolic rate leading to higher consumption of nutrients and relative deficiencies. Whereas hypo thyroid state lowers the metabolism leading to poor utilization of the nutrients. Both lead to hair loss and both respond to nutritional correction. Zinc & iodine are essential elements for production of thyroxin. Balance of all nutrients is essential for propagation of hair growth cycles.

PCOS / PCOD: Polycystic Overian Syndrome / Disease:

The cyst lining produces androgens and androgen precursors leading to hair loss. However, obesity, nutritional imbalance, insulin resistance and metabolic disorder is the underlying cause for PCOD. The replacement of balanced micro nutrients resets the metabolism and supports hair growth as well. Correction of metabolism is PCOD patients results in hair growth, seen clinically on serial pictures taken within 2-4 months.  

Rising Androgen levels in Women

Today women are living like men. They work hard, have physical exertion, exercise, stress, sometimes even smoking and drinking. The female body is secreting more male hormone as need of the hour. Many women are presenting with male pattern type of hair loss. We do not believe in changing the hormone levels with medications but we can accelerate the natural hair growth to strengthen the roots and make them stand the damage.

Post Pregnancy Hair loss:

The sudden hormonal withdrawal after delivery slows down the hair growth cycles which gradually, corrects itself over next 3 months. But the post pregnancy hair loss is also due to lack of nutrients which were utilized to create another body out of the mothers resources. Rather out of the limited resources of today’s mothers. Post delivery these depleted resources are not replaced adequately from fear of weight gain. In a hurry to get back in shape women practice restricted eating leading to hair loss. The balanced, low dose micro nutrient replacement program helps to re-grow the lost hair showing photographic results within 2-4 months and control of hair loss within 4-6 weeks.

Patients with Hormonal changes

Obesity, insulin resistance, acne, dandruff, oily skin, are considered to be a male variant of PCOS in young boys. The incidence is on the rise due to faulty selection of foods, lack of exercise and stress. . We do not believe in changing the hormone levels with medications but we can accelerate the natural hair growth to strengthen the roots and make them stand the damage.

How hair loss in women is different?

In men the hair follicles become miniaturized, thin weak, slow growing and stop growing. In men the hair roots on the top and front are sensitive to hormonal and other changes, while the hair on the sides and the back are not sensitive. Hair roots from the affected areas fall off and then the hair is not replaced with new hair, the growth cycles stop. The hair are ultimately dead and need to be replaced with a hair transplant. In men the hair line is the first to suffer receding and hair loss, whereas in women the hair line is always preserved. In women hair loss is seen all over the scalp, it is more over the top but not restricted to defined areas. In women natural hair roots having 2, 3 or 4 hair each get gradually converted to single hair units causing loss of volume and loss of thickness of the hair. Women get full length hair falling out with a small white dot denoting the root.

Sr.no.

Clinical Observation

Men

Women

 

 

 

 

1

Hair line

Receding, first to be affected and lost

Hair line is usually preserved

2

Areas affected in a pattern

Affects frontal area, crown then mid scalp

More visible over top and corners but affects entire scalp

3

Areas spared or non sensitive

Sides and back of the head are spared

Sides and back are also affected

4

Baldness developed

ultimately complete loss of hair

Does not lead to complete loss of hair

5

Miniaturization

Hair roots become thin weak slow growing and are lost

Hair roots with 2, 3, 4 hair gradually reduce to single hair but not lost

6

Hair mass

Hair completely lost leaving bald area

Loss of volume, flatness and loss of thickness

7

Hair growth

Hair growth Cycle Stops

Hair growth has slowed down

8

Hair fall

Initially noticed but baldness due to failure of replacement of lost hair not from excess hair fall

Fall of quantifiable full length hair with white end denoting the hair root

9

Main cause

Androgens, testosterone, DHT, siborrhoeic scalp   

Poor Nutrition, hormonal changes, hair structure damage from straightening, blow drying, perm, color etc.

10

Seasonal Hair loss

uncommon

Common to have seasonal hair loss at least once a year

11

Treatment

Minoxidil, optional use of enzyme blockers

Minoxidil not compulsory, Bio mimetic peptides are effective, enzyme blocker not used

12

Adjunct treatments

vitamins, minerals, zinc, Vit. C, Laser Stimulation,

Antioxidants, iron, calcium, amio acids, omega 3, Laser Stimulation

13

External factors causing hair loss

Smoking, Whey Protein, body building supplements, regular alcohol , spicy food,

Overuse of Vitamins, Calcium, Fish oil, Vit. E, Vit. A, Smoking, alcohol, sugar foods

 

Hair transplant in Women

Hair transplant in women is different than routine procedures in men. Women are sensitive to adrenaline used in local anesthesia. Women get shock loss very easily. Women do not have frank bald areas. Hair need to be placed carefully between existing natural hair without damage to the present hair roots. Men commonly require reconstruction of new hair line, women require advancing of the hair line. Grafts harvested from the occipital donor area in men are of good quality. In women usually limited transplants are planned as the occipital donor area may also be affected yielding poor quality grafts.

 

Hair transplant should be planned for

1. Grade IV or more of hair loss

As per our experience and guidelines of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – USA, hair loss of grade IV and beyond requires hair transplant. As per area the planning and layout of grafts should be optimized. Frontal forelock or mid frontal area can support high density. Temporal corners where the curvature of the head begins to slope downwards, gives very poor support to the grafts. Limited advancement over this area or creating a bell shaped hair line with lateral flare at both the corners is advised for the temporal corners. Mid scalp area has the advantage of being flat. The hair overlap and fall over each other and look fuller even with average density. Crown area has a natural curvature and biologically is a area of low blood flow and reduced oxygenation. The ischemia theory is one of the reasons for hair loss on the crown. Grafts implanted over the crown area do not grow very well. Many clinics around the world refuse to do a hair transplant for the crown area. The results for crown area are guarded. One can try the best but usually more number of sittings and repeat grafting is required for the crown.

2. Receding hair line

When planned following Da’Vinchi’s law of facial proportion, the hair line can be advanced successfully. Plan to stop where the flat of the head ends and the downward forehead slope begins. This is the shingling point, do not extend the hair line beyond this point. Advancing the hair line can give good results in men and women.

3. Correction of temporal angles

There are three grades of temporal receding. Loss of temporal angle. Receding to the level of the side locks and receding behind the level of the side locks. Careful planning and placing the grafts facing downwards and backwards to match the angle is essential.

4. Burns, trauma, scalp disorders

Hair transplant after Burns, is the last procedure planned after finishing all other corrective surgeries and having a well settled mature scar. Any scarring alopecia or scalp disorder must be inactive with no fresh lesions for more than one year before we plan a hair transplant. 

5. After Face Lift Surgery

Face lift surgery often causes loss of the frontal hair line and scarring just behind the hair line. The lift also makes the forehead look broad. A hair line creation can cover the scar and improve the aesthetics of the fore head.

6. Moustache, Beard

Patients with burns, trauma, scars causing loss of mustache or beard hair can benefit from hair transplant. A thin growing moustache can also be thickened with hair transplant.

7. Trans sexual or Gender change operations

Patients who are transsexual or have gender change operations can be helped by creating male of female type of hair line to match the character as per the new gender.

8. Odd requests – Chest hair in Korean and Japanese men, pubic hair in oriental women can be restored with hair transplant.

 

 

 

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Myths Surrounding Acne – What Kind of Wrong Belief About Acne do You Have?

There are many myths surrounding acne. Today, I would like to highlight five of them and hopefully I can destroy those myths for you and increase your chance of having a clear skin.

# 1 Acne is caused by lack of hygiene

This is a myth. If you wash your face frequently every day, there's a chance you will make your acne worse. Acne is not caused by dirt and surface skin oils (contrary to popular beliefs spread by the media). Yes, the accumulation of excess oils, dead skin, and a day's accumulation of dirt can make your skin look unsightly; They should not be removed by hand scrubbing.

The best way for you to be hygienic is this: gently wash your face twice a day with a mild soap, pat dry and use an appropriate treatment for your acne.

# 2 Diets affect acne

This needs more research. As you know, some society do not experience acne all across their population (look at Koreans and Japanese people!) But you can try to eat like their. I know some people who love to eat Japanese and Korean foods and their skin is better than those who eat all kinds of Western foods.

Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence supporting this theory.

# 3 Acne can be caused by stress

Stress may have an effect on your hormone but it will not directly have any effect on your acne. An effective acne system is actually more powerful than stress and you should stop worrying about stress can cause acne.

Your time is better spent on thinking on how to treat your acne than trying to blame your stress for causing acne.

# 4 Tanning clears up skin

This is false. Tanning can mask or "fool" people thinking your skin clears up but in reality, tanning does only that: fooling people and possibly yourself. You must realize that the sun can make your skin dry and irritated and breakouts will happen more frequently.

There is no research that link acne prevention with sun ray and that means it can only do more harm than good by thinking tanning can help. You need to protect your skin by choosing a sunscreen of at least SPF (sun protection factor) 15 and make sure on the label of the product it says the product is noncomedogenic or nonacnegenic so that it will not clog pores on your skin.

Myth # 5: Eating chocolate can cause acne

This is ridiculous. Eating chocolate can not indicate acne to happen. In fact, no research has shown eating specific type of foods can cause breakouts. However, each individual is different. You have to take notice as to what food can cause negative reaction to your skin so you can avoid eating that food to prevent acne spreading all over your face.

I hope this rather simple article on five myths can help you to fix your belief about acne and choose an appropriate treatment for it.

Clinical Depression and Its Symptoms

According to the definitions of most medical, psychological and psychiatric bodies, there is a commonality in the diagnosis of depression. Most depression tests have a very similar framework. Almost without exception, clinical depression will be diagnosed if a certain number of feelings, that are signs of depression, are present over a certain period of time.

Current theory suggests those clinical depression results from complex interactions between brain chemicals and hormones that influence a person’s energy level, feelings, sleeping and eating habits. These chemical interactions are linked to many complex causes–a person’s family history of illness, biochemical and psychological make-up, prolonged stress, and traumatic life crisis such as death of a loved one, job loss, or divorce. Following are some of the common symptoms of clinical depression:

Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, activities most of the day, nearly every day.
Significant weight loss when not dieting or weight gain, or decrease or increase in appetite nearly every day. Note: In children, consider failure to make expected weight gains.
Insomnia or hypersomnia nearly every day
Psychomotor agitation or retardation nearly every day
Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day
Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt (which may be delusional) nearly every day.
Exhaustion on waking
Disrupted sleep, sometimes through upsetting dreams
Early morning waking and difficulty getting back to sleep
Doing less of what they used to enjoy
Difficulty concentrating during the day
Improved energy as the day goes on
Anxious worrying and intrusive upsetting thoughts
Becoming emotional or upset for no particular reason
Shortness of temper, or irritability
Restlessness or decreased activity noticed by others
Thoughts of suicide or death
Teenagers may show depression by taking more risks and/or showing less concern for their own safety.