Leave False Self And Enjoy Spiritual Growth By Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone

This, of course, happens in the death of your body, because the ego is of your body and can never be part of spiritual growth. What about inner psychological death, where everything you were about is now gone? Now your own false self and fear does not know what to fear, but the ego mind in you is still afraid.

Being not able and complacent to step out of your comfort zone can easily set you back without realizing it. We’re humanly afraid of the limitless. For individuals thinking they are safe in their comfy zone, just very well may be halting ever reaching their true potential.

Does it send even a tiny bit of worry to you if another side of you is insisting to step out of your comfort zone and perhaps take a go for a spiritual growth spurt? What if your comfy zone of ego-based procrastination, judgement, doubt and fear were stripped from you, or this false self suddenly taken away?

Why is this?

It is the memory of what rests behind the dream of separation. It is what we always have been all along: pure knowledge. Miracles tell us that no one can escape from illusions unless he looks at them, for not looking is the way they are protected.

Your true power being in charge

Of course the ego is still in you; it has merely been silenced. Now, with this silence, the memory of God shines through and spiritual growth begins. It is the memory of what you were before your physical birth.

Miracles prove that there is a place in you where this whole world has been forgotten; where no memory of sin and of illusion lingers still.

This memory will instantly restore you to your proper place, when all along it has been the place you’ve been trying to leave. What’s happening here when even slightly think to step out of your comfort zone, is that the little bit of ego remaining within you is fearful of your True Self, which is God. The dwindling ego, your false self, doesn’t know how to handle this.

The illusions of your comfy zone no longer mean anything, and we feel there is nothing left to gain. If we are untethered and rootless, this can indeed seem momentarily terrifying– as.

Our fear of attack is nothing compared to our fear of love.

The Oneness that you are is beginning to be aware of Itself. Can we say that “The house that burns down will be rebuilt better than it ever was before”?

You have been under the influence of ego-based thought for so long, you’re not aware of the fact that spiritual growth and the real you doesn’t need this wrong-minded way of seeing things.

If you even think just a little bit about an idea to step out of your comfort zone, your ego begins seeing that it no longer will dominate by being able to purchase strength with material muscle.

The ego in you will never step out of your comfort zone, because without the ego, or very minimal ego, our wrong-mindedness has no backbone, and we think this is what we truly are.

The Holy Spirit– your inner Guide of Truth while you’re in this world, stands by and watches over this while you step out of your comfort zone and begin finding your true self.

In a near psychological death as I just described, there is nothing to attack because nothing remains, only God, which is not going to attack.

As you have just now read this, you will have one of two reactions.

You may give a slight chuckle or laugh in a sarcastic fashion, which is the false self ego trying to hang on by a string. Or, the Christ in you is in awe with a knowing of this to be true and finding your true self

For a while this may make your false self even more fearful, because you’re sensing that God, or yourself-in-truth, is all that remains of you. At that point, you don’t realize that was all you ever needed.

Have you ever had the true and honest sensation to step out of your comfort zone knowing that there must be a better way? You know the memory of God if your answer is yes. The love and truth within you is what you are in reality.

Because it’s true, it’s strong.

Only the ego will attack, through your body, such as the self-berating and abuse I initiated in myself.

The Holy Spirit uses everything He can to undo the errors that you made. I say above, “while in this world,” because in eternal life at our True Home a guide of any kind is not needed.

To letting go of your false self

The Dangers of Bodybuilding Supplements

Nutritional supplements can be great in helping you stay healthy and ensuring you get all the necessary vitamins and minerals your body requires. However many bodybuilders take and misuse 'bodybuilding supplements', with goal of bulking up faster. The bodybuilding supplement which is most often misused by bodybuilders is anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids will help you get bigger much faster than a natural bodybuilder, but the negative effects of such bodybuilding supplements seriously outweigh the benefits.

Bodybuilders Beware …

As a bodybuilder you must know that steroids are illegal, and most competitive bodybuilders have to take drug test before competing. The damage you will do to yourself by being done out doing steroids will destroy your reputation within bodybuilding circles and outside them. Plus the damage you might do to your body is potentially very bad.

You'll Stop Being A "Real" Man

Here's What Steroids Might Do To You (as a man):

-They will cause men's testicles to shrink

-Steroids have been shown to lower men's sperm count

-Cause breasts to develop

-Induce you voice to deepen

-Trigger your hair to fall out

Who's the man now then?

Women also are effected; By a deepening of the voice, hair loss and also the development of facial hair. Teenagers who take steroids may have their growth stunted. And if all this is not enough, it can get much worse.

Anabolic steroids can cause damage to your liver, with the side effect of jaundice. They are also believed to cause tumors in the liver and cancer. However the worst effect is found on the heart, as stereoids can cause the heart to enlarge and the arteries to harden, with the result being heart disease and ever heart failure.

Even More Side Effects

Other bodybuilding supplements have been found to cause spots, acne, shaking, and uncontrollable anger, also known as roid rage that causes the user to be extremely aggressive and violent.

I'm not going to touch in detail on the reasons why stereoids help you bulk up, because I do not believe you should be taking them. All you need it hard work, dedication, good nutrition and a proven training program, and if you stick to it all you'll have the body of your dreams in no time.

4 Secrets to MLM Leads Generation Without Cold Calling and Harassing Your Family & Friends

'Cold Calling' has become one of the most dreaded methods of generating potential leads for your network marketing business. It usually causes more damage to you and your business and does not result in large numbers of useful leads. The reasons to avoid cold calling are:

O It makes you look stressed and unsuccessful.
O It does not always result in potential leads. In fact statistics show that more than 90% of cold calling is ineffective.
O It limits your production capacity because you can only make so many calls per day.
O It can make you give up on your business. Your morale can take only so many refusal and rejections and sooner or later, you will give up on the business.

Now, in today's world of internet technology, new methods have been developed to generate potential MLM leads without ever harassing your family or friends to join your business. The answer lies with the Internet. To capitalize on the four secret methods of lead generation on the Internet, you first need to have an attractive website. Once you have that in place, you can use these 4 secret methods listed below:

O Auto Responder: Your website or blog will provide you with contact information of visitors. You need to establish contact with them through newsletters, etc. To attract quality prospects. Your auto responder will be able to establish contact with a large numbers without taking too much time, something you can not even if you respond personally.

O Social networking Sites: Thousand of people join social networking sites everyday. They are free and easy to use. You can easily connect with like-minded people on social networking sites and increase the number of potential leads.

O Forums: You can establish yourself as an expert by posting comments regularly on various internet forums. You can then use your posts to direct traffic to your website and generate quality leads.

O Traffic Exchange: There are traffic exchange websites on the internet where you are guaranteed hits on your website in return for you viewing other websites. If you make an attractive website for your business, you can get a lot of leads through this method.

Pain That Brings you to your Knees

Have you ever imagined yourself not having knees? Surely, it is a delight to see those shapely, long legs, but without the knees, those legs will be useless. The knee is a weight-bearing joint that connects the thigh and the leg to each other. The role of the knees is to allow movement of the legs by flexing (bending) and extending (straightening) to perform normal daily functions such as walking, sitting, standing, running, and even kicking. However, today’s active society and fast-paced lifestyle has resulted in the rising number of problems related to knee conditions.
When acute knee injuries and trauma occur, parts of the anatomy may be ruptured, such as the ligaments and cartilages which cause knee pain. Habitual or chronic overuse of the knees can cause inflammation, making the knees swell and painful.
Knee pain is no longer a rare case and has become a very common musculoskeletal complaint that brings people to pay a visit to their doctors. Some people may consider knee pain as a minor problem, but it can lead to serious discomfort and acute disability, especially if the damage is severe. Although most knee pains are caused by an injury, medical conditions such arthritis, gout, infections, and chondromalacia can also bring you to your knees.
Acute knee pain is described as severe pain that comes on suddenly and is usually the result of injury or infection. Some of the more common knee injuries and their signs and symptoms include the following:
Ligament Injuries – when the tough bands of tissue that connect the thighbone (femur) and the lower leg bone (tibia and fibula) together, also known as ligaments, are torn as a result of a fall or contact trauma, most likely it will cause instant pain in the injured area. Discomfort may range from mild to severe. Pain is heightened when you walk or bend your knee.
Tendon Injuries – tendons are thick, fibrous cords that attach muscles to the bone. Tendinitis is irritation and inflammation of one or more tendons and may involve one or both knees. Pain and swelling takes place at the front knee and below the knee cap. One will not be able to straighten the knee when tendons have been totally ruptured.
Meniscus Injuries – involves tears in the C-shaped cartilage that curves within your knee joint. It may hamper knee movement and cause your knee joint to lock so that you can’t extend it completely. When this happens, the knee must be surgically treated.
Loose Body – is when an injury or degeneration of bone or cartilage causes a piece of bone or cartilage to break off and float in the joint space. This may not create any problems unless the loose body interferes with knee joint movement — the effect is something like a pencil caught in a door hinge — leading to pain and a locked joint.
Dislocated Kneecap – involves the slipping of the triangular bone that covers the front of your knee (patella) out of place, usually to the outside of your knee. Dislocation is visible and your kneecap swings from side to side. There is intense pain and swelling in the affected area and difficulty walking or straightening your knee. Once a kneecap has been dislocated, there is greater risk of it happening again.
Osgood-Schlatter Disease – affects teens and preteens who are into active sports. This overuse syndrome causes pain, swelling and tenderness at the bony prominence (tibial tuberosity) just below the kneecap and frequently affects just one knee, but may develop in both knees.
Hyperextended Knee – is an injury in which the knee extends beyond its normally straightened position, such that it bends back on itself. Sometimes the damage is relatively minor, with pain and swelling when you try to extend your knee. But a hyperextended knee may also lead to a partial or complete ligament tear.
Septic Arthritis – is a condition when the knee joint becomes infected, leading to swelling, pain and redness. Septic arthritis often occurs with a fever.
Sometimes an injury can lead to chronic knee pain. Often, chronic pain results from a medical condition such as:
Rheumatoid Arthritis – this is considered to be the most debilitating of the more than 100 types of arthritis and can affect almost any joint in the body, including the knees. Aside from pain and swelling, aching and stiffness will be experienced when you get up in the morning or after periods of inactivity. It may lead to loss of motion in the knees and eventual deformity of the knee joints.
Osteoarthritis – is also known as degenerative arthritis and the most common type of arthritis. It’s a wear-and-tear condition that occurs when the cartilage in your knee deteriorates with use and age. It usually develops gradually and may cause varying degrees of pain and swelling when you stand or walk, especially before a change in the weather. It also can lead to stiffness, especially in the morning and after you’ve been active, and to a loss of flexibility in your knee joints.
Gout – is a form of arthritis characterized by redness, swelling and intense pain in the knee that comes on suddenly and without warning, usually at night time. The pain usually lasts five to 10 days and then stops. The discomfort subsides gradually over one to two weeks, leaving your knee joints apparently normal and pain-free.
There are some relatively minor instances of knee pain that respond well to self-care measures. However, more serious injuries, such as a ruptured ligament or tendon, may require surgical repair. Moreover, not every knee problem can be prevented but one can take certain measures to reduce the risk of injury or disease. Good rehabilitation and focus on strength training of the muscles that control your kneecaps can greatly help in the prevention of dislocation as well as other injuries.

Never Travel Without Your Pet's First Aid Kit

As traveling with pets becomes increasingly more frequent a practice, the number of pets injured while away from home is steadily escalating. When a cat or dog is unfamiliar with its surroundings, the animal may be more prone to various types of injuries, especially if the animal is particularly curious and overly inquisitive. Common pet travel injuries and illnesses include: insect stings, motion sickness, pet allergies, cuts, scrapes, and swallowing foreign objects. More serious injuries such as poisoning, infection, and broken bones may also occur.

Pet travel will become a much safer and more rewarding experience once pet owners are better equipped to handle emergency situations. Both knowledge of first aid, and the equipment available to facilitate such care are essential to ensure the best possible exit for an injured pet. It is best to keep in mind the goals of administering pet first aid: first, to prevent further injury, and second, to minimize discomfort until the animal can be safely transported to a veterinarian.

These objectives determine much of what should be included inside a pet first aid kit. A dog or cat with a preexisting condition or illness may require the presence of additional items. The pet owner should decide what tools, medicines, and equipment to add depending upon their pet's specific needs. All items should be stored in a waterproof container that can be closed securely.

Sample items in a pet first aid kit may include:

– Pet information card with pet's current health information, veterinarian's address and telephone number. Also include poison control hotline number.

– Latex gloves, cotton swabs, and hand wipes

– Rectal thermometer, and lubricating jelly pack

– Scissors, tweezers, nail clippers, oral syringe

– Triple antibiotic ointment, hydrocortisone cream

– Sterile eye flush, eyedropper

– Old necktie (for making a muzzle)

– Bandaging materials (gauze squares and bandage tape)

– Clean towel

– Spare collar and leash

– Pet first aid booklet

Remember to package spillable items in leak-proof plastic bags, and rotate items so that medicines and ointments do not expire. Store the pet first aid kit safely away from children and pets.

In a perfect world there would be no use for a pet first aid kit, but do not procrastinate. Having the necessary tools and equipment on hand during a critical situation can make a difference in the health and safety of your pet.

Malaria Diagnosis and Treatment

Malaria

Parasitic infection due to protozoa of genus Plasmodium transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquito. There are four plasmodia species: P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae, P. ovale.

Salient features

— Malaria is an acute and chronic protozoan illness characterized by paroxysms of fever, chills, sweats, fatigue, anaemia and splenomegaly.

— Falciparum malaria (severe and complicated malaria) is associated in varying degrees with the following clinical signs:

Cerebral: mental clouding, coma, convulsions, delirium and occasionally localizing signs Hyperpyrexia (>40.5ºC) Haemolysis, oliguria, anuria, pulmonary oedema and macroscopic haemoglobinuria

— Diagnosis is made by presence of protozoa in the blood in thick and thin smear slides. Thick smear for easy detection of parasite and thin smear for identification of species. Note that blood films may be negative even in a severe attack because of sequestration of parasites in the deep capillaries

Principles of therapy

1. All fever cases without any other obvious causes should be presumed as malaria cases and antimalarial drug be given preferably after taking blood smear.

2. Chloroquine is the main antimalarial drug and it is to be used as first line of treatment for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria.

3. In high-risk areas presumptive treatment 25 mg/kg of Chloroquine base is to be given on 3 consecutive days with a single dose of Primaquine 0.75 mg/kg on the first day. High risk area is defined as follows:

i. Recorded deaths due to malaria (on clinical diagnosis or microscopic confirmation) with P. falciparum infection during the transmission period in an endemic area during any of the last 3 years.

ii. Doubling of slide positivity rate (SPR) during the last 3 years provided the SPR in second or third year reaches 4% or more or the average SPR of the last year is 5% or more.

iii. P. falciparum is 30% or more provided SPR is 3% or more during any of the last 3 years.

iv. An area having a focus of chloroquine resistant P. falciparum.

4. In the low risk areas, presumptive treatment 10 mg/kg Chloroquine single dose.

5. Resistance should be suspected if inspite of full treatment and no history of vomiting and diarrhoea, patient does not respond within 72 hours parasitologically. Such patients should be given alternative drug i.e. Sulfa-pyrimethamine (S-P) combination.

6. S-P combination is the antimalarial drug of choice in P. falciparum resistant to chloroquine. The dose is 25 mg/kg of sulfa + 1.25 mg/kg of pyrimethamine which is 3 tablets for the adult (single dose).

7. The dose of Primaquine for P. vivax cases is 0.25 mg/kg daily for 5 days to prevent relapse and for P. falciparum 0.75 mg/kg single dose for gametocidal action.

8. Mefloquine can be given to chloroquine/other antimalarial resistant uncomplicated P. falciparum cases only.

9. Resistance to Chloroquine

— There must be an evidence of falciparum positive blood slide on the first and third days of treatment. WHO classifies resistance to chloroquine into 3 types.

— R1: total disappearance followed by reappearance of the parasite.

— R2: noticeable fall without disappearance of the parasite.

— R3: parasite level almost unchanged, indeed, increased.

Before labeling resistance verify

— that treatment has in fact been taken.

— that the correct dose for weight has been prescribed.

— the patient has not vomited within 30 min of taking medication.

— that there has not been under-dosage due to confusion between the expression of the dosage as a chloroquine base and as a chloroquine salt. Equivalence between salt and base:

130 mg sulphate=150 mg phosphate or diphosphate = 100 mg base.

200 mg sulphate=250 mg phosphate or disphosphate= 150 mg base.

10. In Pregnant woman and infants, primaquine is contraindicated. As no data is available to suggest the safety of artemisinin derivatives in this group, the same is not recommended.

Treatment

Patients of uncomplicated malaria can be managed at primary level but patients with severe malaria with complications should be admitted and managed in a hospital where facilities for detailed investigations and blood transfusion exists.

A. Presumptive treatment in uncomplicated malaria

Low Risk Area:

Single dose of Tab. Chloroquine phosphate 10 mg/kg, (maximum dose is 600 mg) to all suspected malaria cases.

High Risk Area

Chloroquine Day 1 base 10 mg/kg (600 mg adult)

Primaquine Day 1 0.75 mg/kg (45 mg adult)

Chloroquine Day 2 base 10 mg/kg (600 mg adult)

Chloroquine Day 3 base 5 mg/kg (300 mg adult)

B. Confirmed cases of malaria

1. Tab. Chloroquine as in presumptive treatment in “high risk area”.

(a) In P. vivax Tab. Primaquine 0.25 mg/kg/day for 5 days.

(b) In P. falciparum Primaquine 0.75 mg/kg as a stat (single dose).

In high risk areas where presumptive treatment with 500 mg Chloroquine base and 45 mg Primaquine (adult dose) has been given, Chloroquine need not be administered again, but Primaquine must be given for 5 days.

C. Chloroquine resistant P. falciparum case: In P. falciparum cases not responding to chloroquine, second line of treatment must be given as a single dose of Sulphalene/Sulphadoxine (1500 mg) + Pyrimethamine (75 mg) in dose of 25 mg/kg of Sulpha (3 tablets in adults) followed by Primaquine (45 mg).

D. In severe and complicated malaria cases

In severe and complicated P. falciparum malaria, irrespective of chloroquine resistance status of the area Inj. Quinine salt 10 mg/kg 8 hourly IV in 5% dextrose saline is preferred. Patients should be switched over to oral quinine as early as possible and oral dose 10 mg/kg 8 hourly not exceeding 2 g in a day in any case.

Minimum total duration for quinine therapy should be for 7 days including both parenteral and oral doses.

Or In nonpregnant adults and in case of G-6 PD deficiency (capsule and tablet forms of these derivatives are not recommended for use in India)

Artemisinin derivatives (any of the following)

Dosages are as follows:

Inj. Artemisinin: 10 mg/kg once a day IV for 5 days, with a double divided dose administered on the first day;

Inj. Artesunate: 1 mg/kg (two doses) IM/IV at an interval of 4-6 hours on the first day followed by 1 mg/kg once daily for 5 days.

Inj. Artemether: 1.6 mg/kg (two doses) IM at an interval of 4-6 hours on the first day followed by 1.6 mg/kg once daily for 5 days. Inj. Artether: 150 mg daily IM for 3 days.

Chemoprophylaxis in selective cases

Chemoprophylaxis is recommended for a) pregnant women in high risk areas and b) travelers including service personnel who temporarily go on duty to high malarious areas. Chemoprophylaxis is to be started a week before arriving to malarious area for visitors and for pregnant women prophylaxis, it should be initiated from second trimester.

Chloroquine sensitive area

— Start with loading dose of Tab. Chloroquine 10 mg/kg, followed by a weekly dose of 5 mg/kg. This is to continue till 1 month after delivery in case of pregnancy and in travelers till one month after return from endemic area. The terminating dose should be 10 mg/kg along with 0.25 mg/kg of Primaquine for five days.

(CAUTION: In pregnancy, Primaquine should not be given)

— Chemoprophylaxis with chloroquine is not recommended beyond 3 years because of its cumulative toxicity.

— In chloroquine resistant areas Chloroquine 5 mg/kg weekly and Proguanil 100 mg daily.

Patient education

— To take measures to stop mosquito breeding and protection from mosquitos e.g. mosquito nets, repellents, long sleeves, long trousers etc.

— Fever without any other signs and symptoms should be reported to nearest health facility.

— Chloroquine should be given with plenty of water after food and not on empty stomach. If chloroquine syrup is not available for children, the tablet should be crushed and given with honey or thick syrup.

— Watch for side effects of drugs prescribed. Chloroquine may cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea, mild headache and skin allergy/rash.

— If vomiting occur within 30 minutes of chloroquine intake repeat the dose of chloroquine.

— Chloroquine and sulphadoxine + pyrimethamine should not be given if patient is suffering from G-6 PD deficiency.

— Patients should be educated about symptoms of cerebral malaria, and should seek medical help immediately on occurance of these symptoms.

Reactive Hypoglycemia – What It Is, How to Feel Better

Often people who have reactive hypoglycemia aren’t even aware of it. They notice that “something” is wrong, but might not be able to get a diagnosis, if they go to a doctor about it at all. Hypoglycemia is difficult to prove, unless your blood sugar can be tested at the time you have symptoms, which is difficult if you don’t have a meter around. Unless you or someone in your family is diabetic, you probably DON’T have a meter around. So how do you know if you’re hypoglycemic?

Here are some symptoms:

-acute hunger, possibly even a painfully empty feeling in your stomach

-feeling very tired or weak suddenly

-shakiness or jitters

-feeling dizzy or faint

-slurring or speaking slowly

-an anxious feeling, maybe even crying

-feeling very hot suddenly

-if sleeping, bad dreams or confusion upon waking

Of course, you should talk to your doctor about this. But some are hesitant to commit to a diagnosis because you won’t often have concrete evidence. However, you can help yourself feel better by taking a few simple measures.

-Figure out when you usually have problems. With reactive hypoglycemia, it’s usually a few hours after a high-carb breakfast, but you might have lows in the afternoon or at night. Try eating more proteins and less sugars/carbs at the meal just before the time of day you usually feel bad. (Doughnuts and pancakes are delicious, but you might need to find a different time of day to enjoy them, in moderation.) And drink more water whenever you can.

-Buy a roll of glucose tablets from a pharmacy or grocery store. They taste like fruit-flavored candy, but get into your bloodstream faster, helping you feel better very quickly. Learn to recognize YOUR symptoms, and pop one in your mouth as soon as you feel “low.” Follow up with a small protein/carb balanced meal, like a peanut butter sandwich, within half an hour.

-Exercise often, and make sure you’ve eaten a BALANCED meal beforehand. Again, keep glucose with you. Exercise WITH someone or exercise where you can get help if you need it. Don’t go off alone.

-If you drink, do so only in moderation. Most women shouldn’t have more than a drink a day. Two is okay for most men.

-If you’re diabetic or have other medical conditions, always follow the advice of a health care provider.

-Don’t stress about it, but do discuss it with your doctor. Reactive hypoglycemia, if handled carefully, rarely leads to or indicates other problems.

Asana: The Physical Aspect of Hath Yoga

Yoga is a different physical workout from usual exercises; It also deals with meditation and connection to the internal conscience. It is defined as the holding of a posture or maintaining the body in one position for a period. Asanas are very useful for maintaining good health.

Types of Asanas:

  1. Stretching Asana : It should be done calmly. These purify the nerves and treat the chronic illnesses.
  2. Pranayam Asana : It is done while inhaling and exhaling, therefore, these are known as Asanas of Pranayam, and this Asana purifies the blood.
  3. Asana, which Require Force : In this type, some weight is lifted or force is required; It increases strength.
  4. Asana, which Activate the Nerves : There are selective Asanas, which is done quickly and repeatedly, those help in activating the nerves, and also purify the body.

Depending on the way of performing Asanas, these are categorized as follows:

  1. Asana while standing
  2. Asana while sitting
  3. Asana while upside down
  4. Asana while lying on ground

Benefits of Asana:

  1. It helps to keep the spinal flexible
  2. It helps the body to purify the glands and remove harmful foreign particles from the body.
  3. The blood vessels do not get hardened by doing Asana and heart remains strong.
  4. It helps in strengthening of muscles and improve the body structure.
  5. It helps in an awakening of kundalini in the column column and refreshes the mind, and one becomes energetic.
  6. It strengthens the digestive system by cleaning the intestine, stomach, and other body organs.
  7. Asana impedes good health to both mind and body.

Key Points While Doing Asana:

  1. It should be done in a cool and peaceful place with proper sanitation. For meditation, one can use aroma to feel good.
  2. It should be done on a plain ground where a blank or dari is spread.
  3. It should be done for at least 15 minutes and at the most for 30 minutes.
  4. It should be skipped once a week; Instead of Asana one can do swimming or walking.
  5. The best time for Asana is an early morning, but it can be done in the evening also.
  6. Yoga Asana should be done on an empty stomach it may be done 4 to 5 hours after meals or 2 hours after light food.
  7. Asana should start with prayer or meditation and end with Shavasan.
  8. While doing Asana, there should not be strong wind on the body.
  9. One should cross-check while performing an Asana properly. And should do the Asana in proper sequence.
  10. After doing Asana, one should take rest of half-an-hour and then take a glass of milk and fruits.

Precautions:

  1. If one is suffering from colitis, then he should not do the Asana in which spine bent backward.
  2. If one's eyes are red, then he should not do Shirshasan.
  3. One should stop the Asana at that point when he / she exhausts.
  4. Women should not do Siddhasan or Mayurasan.
  5. If one is suffering from heart diseases, then he / she should do the Asana after consulting with a doctor.

Learn How to Rid Yourself of Anxiety Attacks

Heart pounding, shortness of breath, feeling faint, shakiness. If you recognize these symptoms then you might be one of the millions of people around the world who suffer from anxiety attacks. Every day people visit emergency rooms because they think they are having heart attacks when in actuality they are suffering from panic attacks. Anxiety co-exists with many other disorders from depression to OCD. It also goes by many names, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and agoraphobia are just a few of the names.

One way that people treat anxiety attacks is to take anti-anxiety medicines. These drugs are generally taken when a person feet an attack coming on. Not everyone realizes that they are in a full-blown attack until it's too late, so they take their medicine then. It can take up to 20 minutes for any of those medicines to kick in. When a person is having a major panic episode 20 minutes can feel like a lifetime. While medication can help, many of the medications have addictive qualities, making it hard to take them for a long time. There are natural alternatives to medication and therapy that can stop these attacks in their tracks. Not only that, they can totally cure anxiety disorder.

Some people may look at all natural alternatives and say they do not work. But over 136,000 people can not be wrong. Using certain programs that have been developed by people who suffer from anxiety disorders themselves, those 136,000 people have learned how they can stop their anxiety and stop having anxiety attacks. They are no long controlled by their post traumatic stress disorder or agoraphobia and are able to control their own lives instead. They see the quality of their lives drastically improve. All it takes a just a little work on their part, and they have a whole new life. Everyone who suffers from any panic disorder wants to have that.

Not only will they be able to cure their anxiety problems and stop having anxiety attacks or panic attacks, they will also learn to stop searching themselves for symptoms of panic disorder. That in itself can feed into attacks. The more a person searches for any symptoms and signs of panic attacks, the more they are going to have attacks. Panic is a vicious cycle. It feeds on itself. The more panic a person feels the more they panic. Part of this is because the hormones and neuro-chemicals that are produced reset a part of the brain called the amygdala. This causes the brain to be more susceptible to panic and makes it easier to have panic attacks.

If you have anxiety attacks and are willing to do anything you can get rid of them and stop being dependent on medication and therapy look into a natural treatment. You can stop having any symptoms of panic disorder and anxiety attacks with just a little work. You can get one with your real life, in control of yourself. Everyone desires to have that great life with no panic.

Type 2 Diabetes – Lowering Your Blood Sugar in Four Steps

Given modern food choices and lifestyles, high blood sugar has become a concern for many people. There is a good chance you will have to look after your reading at some stage in your life if it is not a concern already.

The good news is blood sugar readings are something you can control. With proper care, the issues that surface with the presence of high blood sugar can be mitigated or prevented. Notably, this includes Type 2 diabetes. If you are aiming to lower or manage your reading successfully, here is how to do it in four steps…

Step 1: Optimize your nutrition. The first step to lowering your blood sugar is to maximize your nutrition. By making healthier food choices, you are going to soften the load on your insulin. Eating complex carbohydrates, for instance, is more conducive to lower readings as they are healthier and also digested at a slower rate than simple sugars.

As an example, it is better to eat sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes, and whole-wheat bread as opposed to bread made with refined grains. Junk foods and sugar-loaded beverages such as sodas should be moderated or avoided altogether.

Step 2: Exercise. The benefits of exercise in not only lowering your blood sugar levels but also improving your health cannot be overstated. A combination of cardio and resistance training physical activity is ideal, as each offers their unique benefits.

Step 3: Weight Loss. Most health goals will involve weight loss at some point: most of us are carrying more body fat than we like to admit. While we are not all obese or grossly overweight, as far as reducing blood sugar levels, losing a few pounds does make a difference. Various degrees of hyperglycemia come along with higher amounts of body fat – especially when inactivity is involved.

Step 4: Rinse and repeat. Lowering and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels requires time, effort, and patience. More importantly, it needs a routine. Repeat the steps above, and continually strive to do a little better. If you care about your health, you will ensure you will do a little better every day. After all, commitment is essential, and you cannot succeed without it.

Lowering your blood sugar has many benefits. You could argue the most noteworthy is the peace of mind that comes with knowing hyperglycemia is not destroying your body from the inside out…

  • if you can avoid developing Type 2 diabetes, you will be dodging a” bullet.”
  • if you have already received a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis reversing your condition could save your life.

No matter your case, it is imperative to keep your blood sugar stable and within a healthy range so you can reverse your Type 2 diabetes diagnosis.

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Hospitals in Mumbai have been historically popular with patients from South Asian & Middle East countries to India. Now, a growing number of people from the USA, Africa and Canada are also visiting Mumbai, India for Medical Tourism.

Primarily reason why Mumbai in India is now becoming such a popular medical tourism destination for the westerners is : –

  • High quality of private medical care
  • Low cost
  • English is widely spoken
  • Big pool of US & UK returned doctors & surgeons

Other points in favor of India are : –

  • A peaceful democracy for last more than 50 years
  • Independent & mature legal system (although the proceedings are very slow)
  • A wide variety of tourism options.
  • Fixed medical treatment package price that is known in advance

We Care India facilitates medical treatment to top Hospitals in India including wocld class hospitals in Mumbai. Major medical tourism promoting hospitals in Mumbai are Wockhardt Hospitals, Mulund, Mumbai, Saifee Hospital, Churni Road, Mumbai, Eye Solutions Eye Hospital, Mumbai, Dr. L.H. Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai….

Our associate hospitals and Joints Replacement Centers are state of the art facilities, equipped with state of art infrastructure and latest technology.

Advanced Diagnostics and Support Infrastructure – 64 slice CT , High end MRI, Neuro-navigation surgical systems, Neuro-physiology and Comprehensive Rehabilitation services Finest quality implants, prosthesis and Consumables of international repute most of them imported from overseas countries are used.

Orthopaedic Surgery Procedures at hospitals in Mumbai

Facilities at Orthopaedic Hospitals in Mumbai

  • Operation Theatre equipped with Laminar Air flow
  • State of art Instrumentataion
  • Image Intensifiers….

Joint replacements at hospitals in Mumbai

  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Total shoulder replacement…

Arthroscopic surgery

Key hole surgery for disorders of knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle are offered, in the following manner One day admission.

Trauma and Fracture surgery

  • High quality Swiss ‘AO’ systems, help stabilize fractures
  • Image intensifier, confirms perfect fracture fixations….

Ilizarov and External Fixation Device

  • Management of open fractures
  • Infected non-union of long bones
  • Limb lengthening
  • Correction of deformities
  • Fusion of joints….

Spinal Surgery

  • Disc surgery
  • Micro surgery for disc
  • Fixation Systems for fractures…

Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis….

Paediatric Orthopaedics

  • Congenital limb & spinal deformities
  • Bone & Joint infections….

The orthopaedic department at our partner hospital in India is supported by the most elaborate intensive care services, a modern Accident and Emergency department, and state of the art Physiotherapy and rehabilitation department. They have established trauma protocols for the care of the critically injured patients and principles of Advanced Trauma and Life Support System (ATLS) are applied for the prompt and efficient treatment of accident victims…

The list of of Orthopedic Hospitals in Mumbai is as follows : –

Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai, India

Introduction of Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai

Wockhardt Hospitals, has become first super speciality hospital in South Asia to achieve accreditation from Joint Commission International (JCI), USA.

Wockhardt has associated with Harvard Medical International, USA, to bring you Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai. Wockhardt joined hands with the Government of Maharashtra to set up a 250 – bedded super-specialty hospital in Mumbai, with state-of-the-art surgical and Medicare facilities. With latest technology, multi-disciplinary capability, state of the art facilities, world class infrastructure and excellent patient care ambience and processes,

Wockhardt Hospitals is poised to become the most advanced and progressive healthcare institution in India. Wockhardt will hold 51 percent of the joint venture equity and the Government of Maharashtra with the funding assistance of the World Bank will hold 49 percent…..

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We have a very simple business model that keeps you as the centre.

Having the industry’s most elaborate and exclusive Patient Care and Clinical Coordination teams stationed at each partner hospital, we provide you the smoothest and seamless care ever imagined. With a ratio of one Patient Care Manager to five patients our patient care standards are unmatched across the sub continent.

April In Thailand: Songkran

Songkran in Thailand is traditionally about washing away your sins and bad luck from the previous year and getting ready to renew yourself for the year ahead. Many Thai’s will go back to their family homes and eat, drink and play games with their elders. There are a number of rituals that will take place like washing each other and visiting temples.

For younger people and tourists, Songkran is about having fun by throwing water and flour or powder over each other. There are a number of celebrations throughout the country with Bangkok leading the way with the most organized events and celebrations. If you are traveling through this year, then it’s a must see and participate event but you must also remember to stay safe, here are a few tips.

1. Make sure the water isn’t hot or salty – Some will try to spray you with salty water or unclean water, be careful of this especially in some of the smaller streets around the capital or provinces.

2. Avoid wet powder if you can – It is part of the tradition to smear powder on your face but this could be anything and within a few days can give you a very nasty rash, it’s best to avoid contact with anyone trying to smear you with powder.

3. Remember the culture – Don’t walk down the road of the capital with no shirt on or just a bikini, there are still laws about dressing appropriately in Thailand. Make sure you are not too revealing, it can get very hot but you are also a visitor in another country and you must observe their laws.

4. Put all your valuables in a plastic bag – No matter how much you try to avoid the water in the capital, you are almost certain to end up drenched through. Make sure you are carrying your phone, your watch, your camera, your wallet in a plastic zipped bag. These can be bought locally so don’t worry but it’s a must have if you want to enjoy the festivities.

5. Beware of pickpockets – Although this is sound advice when traveling anywhere and at any time of the year, unfortunately, festivals bring about the worst in people and when you are getting caught up in the atmosphere it’s easy to forget about your valuables and you can be sure there will be someone ready to relieve you of them if you are not careful.

Having said all that, Songkran is a great festival and one to be enjoyed, so please have fun!

Scalp Sores Don’t Have to Be a Problem

What causes painful sores on the head and scalp? Well there are actually quite a few possible causes. Some of the most common are:

  • Folliculitis- An infection of the hair follicle
  • Impetigo- An infection of the skin
  • Virus- Shingles or Chickenpox
  • Acne
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cyst

When the scalp becomes irritated or inflamed from an outside irritant it is known as contact dermatitis. Common causes are harsh chemicals hair treatments like perms and relaxers, and even chemicals in everyday shampoos and conditioners.  Look for a shampoo that is botanical based.

 

There are a couple of types of infections that may cause sores on the scalp. One is folliculitis which occurs when the dirt or bacteria becomes trapped inside the hair follicle causing bumps to appear. Impetigo is an infection of the skin which can also occur on the scalp.  Both of these can be helped with very specific types of shampoos that are botanical and herbal based and will deep cleanse the hair follicles.

 

Sores and bumps may be caused by a viral infection as well. The most common source is chicken pox or shingles, which occurs more often in adults. Shingles is the actually the chicken pox virus that resurfaces in people who have previously suffered from chicken pox. For these time will take away the bumps or sores. Scalp acne often occurs in adults. It may be caused by stress or hormones that accumulate in the hair follicles. There are shampoos that can eliminate this build up and prevent as well as get rid of scalp acne and sores. Pimples and sores can be very itchy, but scratching of course will only make matters worse. 

 

A cyst may be epidermal or sebaceous. It is a sac below the outer layer of skin that is filled with a greasy solution. They are caused by a plugged duct at the hair shaft. If a cyst becomes infected it can become worse. The best way to handle these is to use a special shampoo that deep cleanses the oils and bacteria in the hair follicle.

Varicose Veins Diet Treatment: 10 Foods to Avoid

Varicose veins or spider veins (because of the shape of the veins around the affected area- the veins around the affected area occurs in clusters) are usually found near the outer layer of the skin, and you can actually see them. The size of varicose veins varies – they can be quite small or very large.

The exact cause of varicose veins is not known – even by doctors! However, what is known is that the valves that circulate blood through the spider veins do not work properly, causing blood to clot in areas of the veins.

Some studies suggest that spider veins may be veins that are weak naturally, and could be easily inherited. Some other causes of varicose veins include: standing for long periods of time, obesity, age-related (they may become more visible as people grow older), and during pregnancy. On rare occasions, spider veins can be a symptom of tumors in the pelvis. Hence, when you notice it, it is best to see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

It is not possible to completely cure varicose veins, but it can be treated successfully. Treatment of varicose veins focuses on relieving the pain that comes with it and managing the many complications. One can use sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins. Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure that injecting a saline solution into the vein. This procedure causes the vein to collapse, thereby allowing blood to flow to the non-varicose veins. Another method of treatment is the use of lightweight compression stockings to relieve the pain. You can also avoid sitting down with your legs crossed and avoid standing in one position for long periods. There are some extreme cases, where surgery is required to treat varicose veins. Additionally, regular exercise and losing weight can help treat varicose.

It is very important that you choose the kind of foods you eat carefully in order not aggravate the spider veins or put you at risk of developing them. Diet plays a major role in this regard, that is why I have listed below, ten foods that you should avoid if you are suffering from varicose veins.

REFINED FLOUR AND GRAINS

Fiber is very crucial in the vein wall formation and vital to the proper circulation of blood in the body. This is simply because fiber prevents constipation and formation of blood clot. Normally, grains (that are not refined) are believed to be good for varicose. However, refined grains have most of their fiber content removed. Foods like refined pasta, white rice, and other food made with white should be avoided.

SUGAR

Processed grains behave exactly like sugar in the bloodstream. There is no surprise, therefore, why refined sugar is listed as one of the foods to avoid. High intake of refined sugar does not only lead to obesity (which is one cause of varicose veins) but can as well result in other health complications. Refined sugar is also low in fiber which can lead to constipation.

HIGH-SODIUM FOODS

Intake of excess sodium can lead to more retention of water in the body. This is because the body retains more water so it can lower the sodium content in the cells, which eventually increases the quantity of blood that flows through the veins. The effect of this is that pressure is added to the veins and valves, weakening the walls of the vein and contributes to the formation of varicose veins.

ALCOHOL

Excess intake of alcohol can lead to the release of high levels of insulin just as foods high in carbohydrate and high- sugar foods. Excess alcohol consumption can also lead to venous disorder. When the insulin level in the body is high, the body is no longer unable to get rid of sodium, causing an increase of water in the body. Alcohol can also affect the way the body circulates blood because it attacks the ability of the liver to properly remove toxins and wastes in the blood. This causes the blood to be thicker than normal and become more viscous, weakening the leg veins even more.

SALTED FOODS

Salted foods or foods containing too much salt can make varicose veins worse.

GREEN VEGETABLES

Vitamin K is known to clot blood. However, when there is too much of vitamin K in the body, it makes the blood thick and makes blood circulation to the leg and other parts of the body difficult. Some of these green vegetables you should avoid include kale, spinach, collard greens, and cauliflowers.

Since obesity is one of the leading causes of varicose veins, the following foods should be avoided if you want to lose weight and prevent varicose veins:

SOY SAUCE

To ensure you a healthy vascular system, it is very crucial to maintain potassium levels high and sodium levels low. Therefore, to avoid high sodium levels, you must limit Soy Sauce intake or completely eliminate it from your diet.

WHOLE MILK

Gaining weights can as well also result in increased pressure on the lower legs veins and therefore increase the risk of varicose veins. You have to avoid packing on the pounds, fill your plate with nutritious, colorful foods and keep a reasonable daily calorie count. To avoid or prevent weight gain you have to stay clear of Whole milk foods.

Others include:

TROPICAL FRUITS

FRUIT JUICE

Learn the History Behind the Historical Harley Davidson Logo

To uncover the history of the Harley Davidson logo you need to know a bit about the company.

In Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1901 at the age of 21, William S. Harley drew his first blueprint of an engine he wanted to put on a bicycle. William did not start working With his partner Arthur Davidson until two years later.

When William Harley and Arthur Davidson made the first Harley Davidson motorcycle it was the year 1904. This motorcycle was built in a 10 x 15 foot shed with the words Harley Davidson Motor Company hand written on the door.

It was 1904 when Arthur Davidson’s Aunt Jane Davidson painted “Harley Davidson Motor Company” on the door with a red stripe.

The famous Bar and shield logo in orange and black was registered with the patent office in the year 1910. There is no record of who designed it or why the bar and shield.

Before the next logo was made a few interesting things happened. During World War 1 almost 20,000 Harley motorcycles were used by the United States army. In 1920, a man named Leslie Parkhurst broke the speed record 23 times. After every win, the team would take a victory lap with their mascot. The mascot was a pig, which is where the name “hog” came from and the first Hog association was formed.

The art deco “eagle” design became the next Harley logo. It was painted on every Harley in 1933 to try and stimulate sales after the depression.

It was after 1930 when motorcycle riders were being thought of as outlaws, and using the skull and crossbones as their emblem. The company needed to change this image. Willie G. Davidson came up with the “skull and wings” logo.

For Harley’s 50th anniversary a V logo was made. This logo was put on the fender of every 1954 model bike.

Today dealers around the country are allowed to add to the logo with Harleys’ permission. As an example in Colorado dealers add mountains behind the original Harley logo.

You can find just about any item with the logo on it today. From sunglasses and cups to Harley bedding, the logo is everywhere.

The Harley Davidson logo is now a $41 million dollar industry.