Subliminal Perception – How it Works

What is subliminal perception? Does it really affect your mind and behavior? Subliminal CDs and programs are one of the most recent tools in the self-development field that offers the promise of helping people make dramatic life changes conveniently, inexpensively and with little effort. But, to what degree does subliminal programming work?

Subliminal Perception, A Natural Process…

Perception is the natural, normal way you receive impressions from your environment. Subliminal refers to information that is perceived below the level of conscious awareness. Normally, you pay conscious attention to a very small percentage of information that you experience through our sense and your mind. Try this test: take a moment to focus your attention on the sounds around you and you will discover there are many background noises you normally completely ignore…consciously that is. These sounds probably include traffic noise, machinery, conversations, birds, insects, etc. Nevertheless you are aware of this constant bombardment of stimuli, even though it is perceived below your conscious awareness by your extremely receptive and sensitive subconscious mind.

Interest in subliminal communication first developed shortly after Freud presented his revolutionary idea that we all have a hidden, unconscious mind. One of Freud’s contemporaries, Dr. O. Poetzle, developed and tested theories related to the effect of subliminal stimulation on dream content. In 1917, Poetzle was the first scientist to demonstrate the close relationship between subliminal stimuli and posthypnotic suggestion. His discovery, called the Poetzle Effect, indicates that subliminal perceptions evoke dreams and actions days or weeks after the original perception.

In the last 50 years, many hundreds of carefully controlled scientific studies have been conducted on subliminal perception. An abundance of scientific data resulting from decades of research indicates that subliminal perception does occur and information perceived subliminally does affect the unconscious or subconscious mind. And most importantly, subliminal programming has been shown to be an effective tool for influencing and changing behavior. Controversy over subliminal stimuli arises precisely because it does influence people’s behavior without their conscious awareness.

Subliminal Messages Used in Stores to Reduce Shoplifting…

It was discovered that subliminal messages could be masked in music or other audio programs. An article in TIME magazine in 1979, titled, ‘Secret Voices,’ reported that nearly 50 department stores in the U.S. and Canada were using subliminal messages in the music systems to reduce shoplifting and employee theft. One East Coast chain was reported to have reduced theft by 37%, amounting to the phenomenal savings of $600,000 over a nine-month period.

A similar story in the WALL STREET JOURNAL in 1980 stated the installation of a subliminal message system in a New Orleans supermarket accounted for a drop in pilferage loss from almost $50,000 per six months to ‘the astounding figure of less than $13,000’ – an all time low! Cashier shortages dropped from $125 per week to less than $10 per week. Subliminal messages found to be effective were statements like, “I take a great deal of pride in being honest. I will not steal. I am honest.”

Scientific Evidence: Subliminal Messages Influence Behavior

Extensive Documentation of Subliminal Perception

In his scholarly work titled “Preconscious Processing,” Dr. Norman Dixon, a psychologist at University College in London, England, summarizes 748 scholarly research studies on subliminal perception.

Included in Dixon’s authoritative work is a research study by Zuckerman (1960), that revealed a subliminal stimulus can by-pass conscious intent, and that it makes it unlikely a person would resist instructions which are not consciously experienced. Zuckerman required his subjects to write stories around Thematic Apperception Test cards. Superimposed on the ambiguous pictures on the cards were either the subliminal message, “Write More” or “Don’t Write.” As long as the instructions were subliminal, these messages had the desired effect. However, as soon as they were able to be perceived consciously, the messages had no consistent effect.

Behavioral Improvements Result from Subliminal Messages…

Dr. Lloyd H. Silverman, a psychologist at New York University, has been at the forefront of subliminal testing for 20 years. His work, with over 40 groups of subjects, has shown significant improvements in behavior after exposure to selected subliminal messages. IN a 1980 study, Silverman incorporated a subliminal message into a treatment of half of a group of smokers trying to quit smoking using behavior modification therapy. One month after treatment ended, 66% of the group exposed to the activating subliminal stimulus were still non-smokers, compared with 13% of the control group. Silverman says the positive effect of subliminal messages has been observed in assertiveness training classes, adolescents receiving psychotherapy, college students in group therapy, alcoholics in Alcoholics Anonymous counseling, and in people undergoing behavior modification for insect phobias and overeating.

Subliminal Messages Improve Academic Performance…

An article in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Volume 29, 1982, reports on a study by Dr. Kenneth Parker, a psychologist at Queens College in New York. Dr. Parker’s research project was designed to see if subliminal messages can improve academic performance. Sixty students received visual subliminal messages using a light-flashing device called a tachistoscope. Three times a week, before class, the students looked through the eyepiece of the tachistoscope and saw a fast flash of bright light, nothing more. In the four millisecond flash was embedded a single sentence. The class was divided into three groups, each receiving a different message. Two messages were designed to enhance academic performance; the third was a control.

Careful statistical analysis of the results of the subliminal stimulation revealed significant improvement in academic performance. Groups one and two, receiving activating subliminal messages achieved average grades in the range of a high B to low A. Group three, the control, received an average grade in the low B range. In addition, those who received subliminal messaged had higher retention of the learned material after one month than the control group had.

Medical Clinic Uses Subliminal Tapes to Reduce Fainting, Smoking, and Temper Flare Ups…

In 1951, Dr. Hal Becker, a behavioral scientist and former member of the Tulane University Medical Staff, began investigating subliminal processes. Dr. Becker has published dozens of research articles which support the effectiveness of subliminal stimulation. One of Dr. Becker’s investigations, presented in a scientific paper to the Ninth Annual Conference of Computer Medicine in Atlanta in 1979, involved the use of subliminal stress reduction messages incorporated into the sound system at the McDonagh Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. A seven-month trial produced dramatic results. Fainting caused by needle pain dropped to nearly zero, smoking in the staff lounge was cut as much as 79%, and the temper flare-ups in the crowded patient waiting room were reduced by nearly 60%. When the subliminal messages were stopped, these problems returned to former levels.

Subliminal Tapes Influence Dramatic Weight Loss…

Becker’s research has shown that the use of subliminal messages can influence weight-loss with astounding results. In Metairie, Louisiana, at Dr. Becker’s weight loss clinic, patients were exposed to videotape and audio cassette subliminal messages as part of a behavior-modification diet plan. One woman lost 100 pounds in one year’s time. In a follow-up study, Becker found that 50% of the patients maintained at lease half their weight loss for up to two years after leaving the subliminal program, while 23% maintained 75% to 100% of their loss. This is a significantly better record than that of diet programs not accompanied by subliminal messages.

Another subliminal stimulation weight-loss study involved two experiments conducted by Silverman, Martin, Ungaro and Mendelsohn (1978) with two groups of overweight women. In addition to traditional diet therapy, half of the subjects received subliminal affirmations and half received neutral subliminal message stimulation. In both experiments, the groups receiving the positive subliminal messages lost more weight than the control groups. The group receiving subliminal affirmations continued to lose weight even after the experiment concluded.

Positive Proof Mind Absorbs Subliminal Information…

In another of Dr. Becker’s controlled tests of subliminal perception, experimental and control groups were asked to guess a three-digit number. The experimental group was exposed to the number subliminally embedded in a hissing sound known as ‘pink noise.’ In three separate experiments, an average of 77% of those exposed to the subliminal numbers guessed correctly, compared to only 10% of those in the control group (who weren’t exposed to the numbers). This confirms that subliminal messages are perceived at a non-conscious level.

HOW YOU CAN USE SUBLIMINAL PERCEPTION FOR SELF-IMPROVEMENT

Research indicates that subliminal perception takes place when the subconscious portion of the mind is exposed to messages below the level of conscious awareness. Subliminal audio and video recordings are proving to be a safe and effective, easy and convenient, inexpensive and enjoyable way people can bring about profound personal change in their lives.

Programming the Subconscious Mind to Create Your Reality…

Did you know that your mind creates your reality? It’s true. The functioning of the mind can be readily understood when considered in terms of the widely accepted view that the mind has both conscious and subconscious portions. The conscious portion of your mind is rational, logical and analytical. It questions and modifies incoming information from your sense before the information is stored in your subconscious mind.

The subconscious mind is non-analytical and houses the motivating forces that direct your conscious actions, thoughts, and habits. It affects your attitudes, how you feel, and what you do. The beliefs and thoughts you hold in your subconscious mind build and shape every aspect of your life.

In other words, your subconscious is what actually creates your life. This is why it is important to discover how to access the subconscious to remove negative, self-limiting beliefs and replace them with positive, life-enhancing beliefs.

The Secret of Subliminal Recordings

The secret of why subliminal recordings are so effective is simple: the positive messages on the tape directly access the subconscious mind. Other widely used self-improvement techniques work only on a conscious level. Unlike those methods, subliminal recordings permit you to work directly with that portion of your mind which actually maintains ongoing control of your life. You must effect change at a subconscious level if you want to make lasting improvements in your life.

Another reason subliminal programs and CD’s are so effective is that they permit positive messages to reach the subconscious without interference or modification from the conscious mind. This is important because often your conscious mind will question or reject certain statements that it knows are not presently true. For example, if you are using positive affirmations such as, “I am successful,” yet you know that success is not presently a part of your life, your conscious mind can negate the positive effect of the statement by rejecting it. Because subliminal messages bypass the conscious mind, the conscious mind cannot question or reject them.

Within your subconscious mind is the raw material that will automatically from your life tomorrow. Subliminal tapes and CD’s provide you with a powerful tool to imprint on your subconscious the positive images that you select as the basis for creating the kind of life you want. The information your subconscious mind accepts through subliminal perception becomes the new mental programming that changes your life and propels you toward your goals.

A Word of Caution: Not all Subliminal Tapes & CD’s are Equal…

Subliminal stimulation has been scientifically validated as a means to bring about desired behavioral change. However, not all subliminal tapes and CD’s are equal; their effectiveness depends on tow key factors: the content of the subliminal messages and the quality of production-including the engineering and electronic mixing of the sound recordings.

Certain production methods used by some companies claiming to contain 100,000 or more subliminal affirmations are of very questionable at best. In order to produce recordings with this number of affirmations per hour, the voice track must be speeded up until it becomes an unintelligible high-pitched squeal and or/ multi-layered many, many times until there is only a garbled confusion of sounds.

While 100,000 affirmations per hour may make attractive advertising copy, there is no documented evidence that the squeal of a high – speed sound track or the garbled confusion of many multi-layered tracks can be understood by the subconscious mind. In fact, the vast majority of scientific experiments that have been done on subliminal programs were done with surprisingly few affirmative statements. In fact, in the study referenced earlier by Dr. Parker, the students were only exposed to a very few subliminal statements at each session, and yet because the statements were carefully constructed, the results were dramatically positive.

There exists NO scientific proof that the subconscious makes meaningful responses to any input that is unintelligible. In fact, the overwhelming consensus from both professionals and the literature suggests that a subliminal verbal communication should be delivered slowly and methodically.

The importance of the content of the messages used on subliminal tapes and CD’s can’t be overemphasized. It is critical that the affirmations be positive since certain negative or aversive subliminal statements may not only decrease the effectiveness of the tape or CD, they may even be counterproductive. It is wise for anyone using subliminal programs to be aware of not only how the tapes and CD’s are made, but what messages are on them. Having a script of the exact statements on a subliminal program is invaluable. It will serve not only to inform you of the nature and content of the subliminal messages that will be programming your subconscious mind, but it can also serve as resource for conscious reinforcement.

WHO USES SUBLIMINAL PROGRAMS & CD’S

Clinics, Hospitals, & Medical Professionals…

There is a rapidly increasing professional awareness of the effectiveness of subliminal programming in the fields of medicine and behavioral therapy. An increasing number of medical professionals and clinics are using our subliminals as a powerful supplement to conventional treatment programs. Subliminals are effectively used to create a relaxed, harmonious atmosphere, to promote healing and more rapid recovery. Although subliminals are not intended to replace or substitute for expert medical advice or treatments, they are being used in addition to other therapies to help facilitate improvement.

Schools & Universities…

Educators are recognizing the value of subliminals to help students build positive self-esteem, increase concentration, improve memory, and achieve higher test scores. A number of schools and universities are using subliminals in classrooms to promote peak learning and accelerate student performance.

U.S. Government Agencies & Corporations…

Business executives, companies, governmental agencies and professional organizations are using subliminals to become more organized, increase productivity, efficiency. Creativity, and reduce stress.

Sales Organizations…

Sales organizations and sales people are using our subliminal programs to develop self-confidence, enthusiasm and motivation, to overcome procrastination and promote increased sales volume and income.

Athletes & Students Involved in Sports…

Athletes, from professionals to elementary schools students, are using subliminal programs to increase motivation, will power, speed, coordination, strength, endurance and overall performance.

Individuals for Self Improvements…

Our subliminal programs enable you to directly access your subconscious mind to create a positive self-image, increase self confidence and eliminate negative emotions.

Interpersonal relationships can be significantly improved using the subliminal programs specifically designed to promote a loving, friendly, affectionate attitude that radiates to everyone around you.

Many people use our subliminal programs to develop an enthusiastic, positive outlook on a prosperity consciousness to attract success and abundance.

You can design your own personal self-improvement program by choosing titles from the expanding selection of subliminal programs we produce. You can improved any area of your life you decide to work on. By stimulating your subconscious mind with the positive messages on the programs you select, you will be able to rid yourself of negative beliefs, thoughts and feelings that are inhibiting your enjoyment and success in life. You can discover hidden abilities, inner strengths, and a prosperous, fulfilling life you may have never dreamed possible.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ON SUBLIMINAL PROGRAMS

Question: How do you use subliminal programs?

Answer: Subliminal mental programming is a passive process, relying on the natural ability of the subconscious mind to absorb information below the normal range of your conscious awareness. No active involvement, concentration, or relaxation is necessary for subliminal programs to work successfully.

Subliminal programs can be used anytime your like, day or night. Simply play the program in the background as you go about your daily activities. The programs do not have to be played at high volume. As long as you can hear the music or environmental sounds, your subconscious mind will pick up the subliminal suggestions in the program. They can be played as a soft, soothing background all day or night, even while listening to other music or TV. You can also soften the effect even further by adjusting the tone controls on your player.

Subliminal programs can be listened to anytime day or night while you are doing virtually any activity-relaxing, reading, studying, eating, talking on the phone, at the office, while you are exercising.

QUESTION: DO YOU SUGGEST USING MORE THAN ONE SUBLIMINAL PROGRAM AT A TIME?

ANSWER: The effectiveness of our subliminal programs can be compounded by using a compatible assortment of titles. However, in order to avoid overloading yourself, we recommend not working on more than 2 or 3 behavioral changes at a time. Programs not having to do with addictions or major life changes can be used together very effectively and will often work together to positively reinforce one another.

QUESTION: HOW OFTEN SHOULD I LISTEN TO THE SUBLIMINAL PROGRAMS?

ANSWER: You can’t really overdo listening to positive programs. The more often you listen, the faster you will begin to see results. It is recommended that you play your subliminal programs at least once a day and more often if possible. If you want to strengthen the effect of the programs and get results more quickly, listen to them several times each day and night.

QUESTION: HOW SOON CAN I EXPECT RESULTS FROM USING THE SUBLIMINAL PROGRAMS?

ANSWER: For many people there are immediate, observable, and in some cases, dramatic results after listening to our subliminal programs only a few times. However, because each person is unique, results will vary from person to person. Remember, it has taken years to create the life you have today. The results of listening to subliminal messages are cumulative, so the desired changes will occur provided sufficient repetitions and time are allowed for all levels of your consciousness to absorb the new positive programming. Almost everybody will be able to see positive improvement in 60 days or less.

QUESTION: ONCE I HAVE ACHIEVED RESULTS, DO I NEED TO CONTINUE LISTENING TO THE SUBLIMINAL PROGRAM?

ANSWER: If you are using a subliminal program to help you reach a specific goal, such as losing twenty pounds or quitting smoking, once you have achieved the goal, you may have no need to continue using the tape. However, many people find it helpful to continue playing the subliminal programs from time to time for positive reinforcement. If you feel a desire to return to an old habit such as smoking or eating foods that cause you to gain weight, we suggest you use the subliminal programs again regularly until the desire passes. You may wish to use some of our subliminal programs on an ongoing basis whenever you feel the need. This applies particularly to such titles as Stress Reduction, Start the Day Great, Stop Procrastination, and our many spiritual titles. The main principle is to use the programs as long as or as often as you feel you want or need their benefits.

Subliminal programs provide you with an effective and pleasant way to bring about lasting personal change. We combine the most advanced electronic technology with the latest scientific knowledge of how the mind works and how behaviors are determined to provide you with state-of-the-art subliminal programming. Many thousands have found that using our subliminal programs helped them improve their lives and achieve positive results that seem almost miraculous!

References

Becker, H. C., “Subliminal Communication Advances in Audiovisual Engineering Applications for Behavior Therapy and Education.” Proceedings of the 1978 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Region 3 Conference.

Becker, H. C., “Subliminal Communication and Hypnosis,” Presentation to the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, 25th Annual Scientific Meeting, Denver, Colorado, October 24-30, 1976.

Becker, H. C., & McDonagh, E.W., “Subliminal Communication (Subliminal Psychodynamic Activation) in Rehabilitative and Preventive Medicine,” Proceedings of the 1978 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Region 3 Conference. April 10-12, 1978, Atlanta.

Bower, Bruce. “Subliminal Messages: Changes for the Better?” Science News, Vol. 129, March 8, 1986

Budzynski, Thomas. “Tuning in on the Twilight Zone,” Psychology Today., Vol. 11, August 1977, pp. 38-44.

Dixon, N. F., “Preconscious Processing,” New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1981.

Dixon, N. F., “Subliminal Perception: The Nature of a Controversy.” London: McGraw Hill, 1971.

Maxwell, Neil, “Words Whispered to Subconscious Supposedly Deter Thefts, Fainting.” Wall Street Journal, November 25, 1980.

Parker, Kenneth A., “Effects of Subliminal Symbolic Stimulation on Academic Performance.” Journal of Counseling Psychology, Vol. 29 (1), 1982.

Silverman, L. H., Martin, A., Ungaro, R., & Mendelsohn, E., “Effect of Subliminal Stimulation of Symbiotic Fantasies on Behavior Modification Treatment of Obesity.” Journal of Consulting Clinical Psychology, pp. 46, 432-441, 1978.

“Subliminal Communication Technology,” Hearing before the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, Second Session, No. 105, August 6, 198

Scorpio And Cancer Compatibility – Can This Love Match Work?

To understand Scorpio and Cancer compatibility, we first need to understand how each of them approach love in life.

Scorpio And Cancer compatibility – Scorpio in Love

The mysterious style of Scorpio creates an irresistible prowess for personal magnetism. It creates a fascination deep within members of the opposite sex. They ooze excitement, sexual of course, and they need a partner who they can go to the edge with and back. Scorpios are emotionally run also, and their faculty of intuition is starkly accurate, as their mind can simply pick out such a partner at first sight. They need somebody to keep a part of themselves private however, in order for there to still be a sense of mystery. They often react in a vigorous way, and if a lover trespasses their personal domain, they will become irate without a way back.

They can be extremely domineering in all of their relationships, especially if somebody is weaker than themselves. They are eager to prove their dominance in any way possible, with their biggest problem presenting itself in the form of somebody who is strong enough to keep a tempestuous lifestyle. They need somebody who is interesting, and engaging enough for them to still classify as a challenge. Once they truly believe that they have found the correct partner, they will not budge at all from the ‘love of their life’.

Scorpio And Cancer compatibility – Cancer In Love:

Within their relationships, Cancers show their nurturing side as they seek a home nest which is secure. They are highly involved with people who understands various forms of creativity, and who will accept who they actually are, with their moods included in this. Their emotions are intense, therefore they will need a partner who understands and who is responsive. They need to understand the requirement for solitude, and comfort. They need somebody who has a gregarious desire which mirrors theirs, for companionship and stimulations.

The protective and possessive state of a Cancer makes sure that they are not domineering, which means that they can therefore become jealous and insecure. They have a hard shell which they reveal to the outside world, they are sensitive and caring. Within a lover, they wish for security and fidelity. Deep wounds can be caused onto Cancers if they feel sensitive and somebody betrays the trust – which must be earned in the first instance. Cancers enjoy poetry, romance and sensuality. With somebody who they trust, they will both flourish with their beautiful love.

Scorpio And Cancer Compatibility

Scorpio and Cancer love is full of emotions and passion. They are in tune with each others emotions. They are one of the best match in terms of compatibility, communication and even the sexual chemistry. Overall ratings of 5/5 could be given to this Scorpio and Cancer compatibility love match. The Scorpio and Cancer are destined to meet sooner or later.

Famous Scorpio And Cancer Compatible couple includes:

Prince Charles and Lady Diana, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, Frieda Kahlo and Leon Trotsky, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey and Phoebe Cates and Kevin Klein are one of the few examples of Scorpio and Cancer compatibility.

AED Pads – An answer to servere cardiac arrest

What is a Heart Attack (CVD)?

The heart, made up of specialized muscle cells known as myocytes, is a mechanical pump that propels blood through the circulatory system, thereby ensuring the delivery of oxygen and other essential elements to the body’s vital organs.  In order to perform this life-sustaining task, the heart itself requires a steady supply of oxygen, which it receives through the coronary arteries. An insufficient supply of blood and oxygen causes myoctye injury and cellular death.  This process is referred to as a heart attack, or in medical terms a myocardial infraction.

The death of myocytes has several important effects, which include:

  • Reduced heart performance and pumping efficiency
  • Reduced blood and oxygen supply to vital organs: the brain, kidneys, intestines, liver.
  • Increased irritability of the heart’s electrical system
  • Slowing, racing or erratic beating of the heart, each of which can be life-threatening.

In a majority of instances, a heart attack occurs when a blood clot, also referred to as a thrombus or the process of thrombosis, suddenly develops within a coronary artery. Coronary arteries themselves contain a buildup of plaque (deposits of fat-like substances) due to a process known as atherosclerosis.  When plaque bursts or ruptures, it leads to either partial or complete blockage of coronary artery blood flow and life-sustaining oxygen delivery to the heart muscle (myocardium). The blood vessel interprets, or perhaps more precisely misinterprets plaque breakage as a “breach of integrity” and a risk for serious bleeding.

Who is at Risk for a Heart Attack?

The development of coronary atherosclerosis represents a major and most common risk for a heart attack.  Though unique in their own right, atherosclerosis and thrombosis share common origins and are linked by genetic and environmental factors.  Thus, risk factors for atherosclerosis are also recognized for a heart attack. Atherosclerosis typically begins in the mid-to- late second and early third decades of life, with the accumulation of fatty material.

  • Traditional Risk Factors
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Tobacco Smoking
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Overweight-Obesity
  • Inactivity
  • High Blood Cholesterol
  • Genetics and Family History of CHD

What can I do to reduce my risk for a heart attack?

The specific recommendations to prevent heart attack are:

  • Avoid exposure (Active or Passive)to tobacco smoke.
  • Maintain a healthy eating pattern.
  • Maintain blood pressure below 140/90 mmHg.
  • Lower cholesterol to appropriate level based on individual risk.
  • Perform at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most (preferable all) days of the week.
  • Achieve and maintain an ideal body weight and abdominal circumference.
  • Maintain a normal fasting blood sugar (below 110 mg/dl).
  • Warning Signs of a Heart Attack, Rapid Response and Community Action

Heart attack pain is characteristically described as a deep, visceral sensation – an oppressive feeling or discomfort – located in the chest under the breast bone, and frequently expressed as choking, constricting, heavy, squeezing, pressure-like, vise-like or burning.

Rapid Response

The American Heart Association and National Heart Lung, and Blood Institute have launched a new “act in time” campaign that emphasizes the importance of calling 9-1-1 immediately at the onset of heart attack symptoms. Receiving immediate medical attention improves the chances of surviving a heart attack as well as of benefiting from a variety of medications and treatments designed specifically to minimize the extent of heart damage and facilitate recovery. Many physicians and doctors thus refers the use of AED Pads (Automated External Defibrillators). AEDs or automated external defibrillators are the electronic devices which can be handy in diagnosis of the potentially life threatening cardiac arrest of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient or sportsperson. AED helps them treat through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.

For more information on AEDs, AED Pads, AED Equipments, Automated External Defibrillators visit – http://www.aedlifepower.com/aed-pads.html

Golf Training Aids Review

Izzo Smooth Swing

There has been many different styles developed of golf training aids for your golf swing, here we will review what we consider to be three of the best available at a reasonable cost.

The first golf training aid I would like to talk about is the Izzo smooth swing, this is a great device for keeping your arms and body in harmony for a more efficient golf swing. This can lead to greater distance and accuracy which every golfer is looking for, I have used one of these for a few years now at home and on the driving range. I have found that it not only improved my distance and accuracy, but also gives me a great sense of the rhythm and timing needed for a smooth golf swing.

You can purchase the Izzo smooth swing for around ten dollars, this is money well spent if you are looking to improve your golf swing. I like it because it is simple to use, there is no requirement for setting up a practice station or bits of equipment. You just simply slide it on your arms and after a short period of time you can feel it encouraging you to make smooth golf swings.

Rick Smith Smash Bag

The rick smith smash bag is an ideal training aid to give you that idea of the correct impact position, this is one of my favourites for indoor work when the weather is bad. It is especially good at giving you feedback on the quality of your strike at the crucial moment in a golf swing, all you have to do is line up and swing then take a look at the angle of the proprietary target map.

If your impact position was good then the bag will stay aligned, but if you were slightly of target then the bag retains the impact to show you where your impact position was for that swing. This is an excellent training aid I have used for a while now and feel I am starting to understand really where I need to be at impact, and costing around $15 is a great investment to help you improve your golf swing.

Swingyde golf training aid

This is the only training aid that I use to keep my golf swing on plane, the swingyde is a fantastic piece of equipment. Using the swingyde is so easy and effective it can take your golf swing to the next level dramatically, the swingyde works with a clip that attaches to the shaft of your club on one end, and a built-in rest that touches your left forearm on the other.

When you swing the club with the swingyde attached the rest should touch your left forearm on the backswing, this encourages the proper wrist cock in the golf swing. This effective training aid will improve your swing plane, wrist cock, swing tempo, clubface alignment, and follow through, when you first use one of these swingydes you will think how simple it looks and how can this be effective.

I know I thought the same until I used it for a while, it greatly improved my swing plane and tempo and is so easy to use I was amazed. You can get a swingyde for around $29 today, you will notice it is well worth the money when you start to see the big improvements in your golf swing.

So if you are looking to improve your golf at a very reasonable cost, then consider these three golf training aids I have written about here in this article. I have tried many different training aids over the past few years and these three are the ones that helped, and for a total cost of $54 for all three, the best value for money I found out there.

Cleaning and Handling of Glass Display Cabinets

Buying glass cabinets is one thing and looking after the cabinets is another. You need to do both the tasks perfectly and should leave no stone unturned in connection to the cleaning and handling of the glass itself. It can become a bane for you to carry out the cleaning process of display cabinets in a serene manner. To overcome the odds, you must have knowledge about the essential elements and factors in connection to the cleaning of the glass display cabinets. If you are to find a way out, then make sure you give thorough read to this page. Following are the important and essential tips in connection to the cleaning process of the glass.

  • Regular Cleaning

First step is the regular cleaning. You cannot just wait for the harmful aspects to show, and start the cleaning process then. This type of attitude is not on. You have to make the glass cabinets undergo a regular cleaning process, which can lay the foundation of you getting the clean and best looking glass cabinets. Everyday cleaning is important because the glass cabinets can become dirty and sticky in a quick span of time.

  • Lint-Free Napkin or Cloth

To carry out the cleaning process with 100% efficiency, a lint free cloth can be ideal. You must clean the glass cabinets with such a cloth to provide smear free results. It is important for you to keep this cleaning tip in mind when going to clean the display cabinets. Along with the lint free cloth, certain cleaning products are there for the taking as well.

  • Polishing with Newspaper

If you are to remove smudges from the glass, then you should polish it with a newspaper. You must apply such type of polishing after the normal cleaning process has been done.

  • Tip for Wooden Frame

It can be tough to clean the wooden frames of the glass cabinets. Along with wooden frames, metal frames are also available. It is important for you to select the cleaning product that can work best with both wooden and metal frame of the cabinet. Wood and glass cleaners can be a good option but if you are looking for a complete package in connection to a cleaning product, then you must go with any of the available multipurpose cleaner that can do the trick for you.

  • Look at Every Angle

If you are to leave no room for error, then you must clean the glass cabinets at every angle. It is important for you to check for any visible marks present on the glass cabinet. You must check from all the angles, and if possible, from different heights as well. It can entitle you to get spotless cleaning. Glass display cabinets can help in displaying the items appropriately with little difficulty. To get the job done and extract the desired results, you have to keep the glass cabinets clean. To carry out the cleaning process, you must refer to the above-mentioned guidelines.

Symptoms Of Bladder Cancer In Women – Act on them before its Too Late!

As a very common perception, men are more likely to get affected from bladder cancer. However, recent studies have shown that women are also under high risk of cancer in the bladder. Though many of the signs and symptoms are not considered as prominent occurrence of cancer, these signs are important alarms and should not be ignored. Some vital symptoms indicating bladder cancer in women are

• Hematuria – Presence of blood in urine is termed as hematuria. During the very early stages of bladder cancer, blood is not visible. Only pathological tests under a microscope can detect the presence of blood. During the advancement of disease, blood is visible and sometimes even blood clots are found in urine.
• Frequency of urination – Most women who suffer from bladder cancer complain of very frequent urge for urination. At times, this urge does not result in actual urine discharge and gives a feeling of uneasiness.
• Pain – Urination becomes painful and the patient complains about the very low quantities of urine discharge. This condition increases their visits to the restroom.
• Growth of mass – During severe stages of cancer, a sizable mass is felt during physical inspection. The location of the mass is in the pelvic cavity and may add abdominal pain to a few patients.

The presence of all these signs is indicative of cancer in the bladder. However for further confirmation various pathological and medical tests are available.

Diagnosis of symptoms bladder cancer in women

In case you experience any symptoms bladder cancer, there are various types of tests that can identify the presence of cancerous growth in the bladder. It is a better idea to visit a healthcare expert for accurate diagnosis. Some of the prominent tests conducted to diagnose bladder cancer are:

• Physical examination – Pelvis, rectum, and abdomen is examined for occurrences of abnormal mass growth.
• Urine tests – Pathological tests of urine can identify cancerous or malignant cells. Even trace of blood presence is detectable in urine tests.
• Cystoscopy – In this test, urethral insertion of a tube is done to inspect the bladder wall. Even doctors can collect samples of cells for further laboratory tests. The inserted tube has a light and a micro-camera for precise viewing.
• Pyelogram – A colored pigment is induced into the blood to make bladder visible under X-rays.

Several options are available for early diagnosis and further accurate treatment. Like in all cancer cases, early diagnosis leads to a faster recovery.

The Human Body Maintenance System

The human body consists of organs and organ systems which work together to maintain both internal and external conditions of the body. The importance of the human body’s maintenance system is indeed very high. Individuals can easily get sick due to the imbalances of the internal conditions and different fluctuations that can occur anytime due to any cause. External conditions can greatly affect the internal conditions of the human body especially when the immune system or other systems work inefficiently within the human body. There are several factors causing these changes and fluctuations. However, the human body tries its best to maintain the right condition or the dynamic equilibrium (which is around 37 degrees Celsius).

The basic maintenance system works with blood vessels, tissues, and tissue fluids as they are important factors to regulate changes in the body condition. By adding or removing the substances from blood vessels, tissues, and tissue fluids, the five main body systems work effectively to reach dynamic equilibrium.

The Five Main Systems

One of the most important systems is the lymphatic system. The system works by protecting blood cells from contracting all kinds of diseases. The respiratory system consists of the lungs. The lungs are responsible for the breathing process which requires the intake of Oxygen and the removal of Carbon Dioxide. The digestive system consists of the standard organs like the stomach, the intestines, gallbladder, liver, and other accessory organs which include: mouth, teeth, tongue, the salivary gland, and the esophagus. The digestive system mainly accepts the intake of food and has the ability to digest them into nutrients and substances the body needs. It is important to know all organs and parts play major roles in each system. For example, the saliva plays an important role in the first step of digestion. Because it contains an enzyme called Amylase, which breaks down starch into sugar, the digestive system is able to work efficiently in process as it then sends the food substances to the stomach then to the intestines to continue the process. The last system which helps in maintaining the body’s equilibrium is the urinary system. The urinary system helps to maintain the body’s temperature as it gets rid of nitrogenous wastes, helps regulate the fluid level, and maintain the chemical content of blood in the body. The urinary system generally flushes out wastes not needed by the human body. The system consists of the urinary bladder and the kidneys.

Reproduction and Development

The reproduction process of human beings is as similar as birth processes of other organisms. Through the natural process which requires help from both female and male organs located around the pubic area, humans reproduce and is able to develop future generations. The female reproduction system consists of the ovary, the vagina, the uterine tube, and the external genitalia. The male reproductive system includes the testis and the penis. The testis is where the conduction of semen starts where it then sends the sperms out through the penis.

Looking Deeper into Homeostasis

Homeostasis is basically the maintenance of the human body’s dynamic equilibrium. To maintain the right condition of the human body, there are several requirements.

The body needs to reach dynamic equilibrium as explained in the earlier paragraphs. If any rapid change occurs within the body, the organs and the systems have to work together through two methods: negative feedback and positive feedback. These two methods will allow adaptation to occur through primary homeostatic mechanism which includes the sensor, the control center, and the effecter.

Negative Feedback

The negative feedback generally works by disabling the sensor which is activated in the beginning of the adaptation process. Once the temperature in the body has changed or if any other substances unknown to the human body enter the system, the sensor activates itself. Once the sensor activates itself, it sends signals to the control center which will awake the effecter to make its move in the infected area or problem. The sensor, though, is to be deactivated once the signals were sent to the effecter; this is mainly the reason why the whole process is called the negative feedback. To make things simpler, compare the negative feedback with the process of photosynthesis in plants. Once the high level of carbon dioxide is detected by the sensor, it sends signals to the control center which allows more light to be taken up in the process as the intake of carbon is too high. The effecter makes several changes while the sensor already deactivates itself.

The Positive Feedback

The positive feedback is the total opposite of the negative feedback as the difference is that the sensor remains active throughout the process. The positive feedback mainly has the intention to push levels out of normal ranges and thereby increase the stimulus. The easiest way to illustrate positive feedback would be when blood platelet accumulation occurs in the body. Blood platelet accumulation occurs and causes blood clots in the infected area due to a cut or a tear in the lining of blood vessels. Also, during childbirth, the release of Oxytocin that helps intensify contractions is one of the best examples to illustrate positive feedback. Once Oxytocin is released during contractions, the sensor that releases the Oxytocin still does not stop or deactivates as the process still needs to support and safeguard the mother with similar substance during heavy bleed.

Don’t Buy Red Yeast Rice Until You Read This Article

If you learned about a natural product that could help lower your cholesterol, wouldn’t you want

to buy it? Of course you would. Well, guess what. There is such a product. Because of

government controls, however, you can’t get this product anymore, at least not in its original

cholesterol lowering form. Why would the government do that, you may ask. Here’s why.

Red yeast rice is a form of rice fermented using red yeast. The Chinese have used this rice for

years as a spice, food preservative and colorant, as well as a dietary supplement. For more than

1,000 years, these people have also used red yeast rice medicinally claiming it improved blood

circulation, and relieved indigestion and diarrhea.

Active Ingredients

More recently, scientists have found that one of the active ingredients naturally produced when

rice is fermented by red yeast is Monacolin K, or Lovastatin. For those of you not familiar,

Lovastatin is the generic equivalent of one of the statin drugs; a class of the strongest, most

effective cholesterol lowering prescription medications. Unlike prescription Lovastatin which

contains 10 mg or more of this active ingredient, red yeast rice contains less than 2.5 mg of the

cholesterol lowering medication per 600 mg capsule. Red yeast rice has been marketed as a

dietary supplement under the names Cholestin and HypoCol.

Until 1999, red yeast rice was readily available as a dietary supplement. However, it was in that

year that clinical studies confirmed the effectiveness of red yeast rice with Lovastatin as one of

its ingredients in lowering cholesterol. When the Food and Drug Administration caught wind

there was a dietary supplement being sold that included a prescription medicine, they decided to

pull the supplement from the market. They defended their decision by claiming that since the

supplement contained a drug that normally required a doctor’s prescription; the red yeast rice

could not be sold over-the-counter in an unregulated form.

The Big Stick of the FDA

The FDA’s decision met with some controversy and was actually overturned later that year by the

court of the District of Utah. In 2000, however, the FDA triumphed when the 10th U.S. Circuit

Court of Appeals ruled that since red yeast rice does contain the prescription medicine

Lovastatin, even though it does occur naturally, it is subject to FDA rules.

After that time, most forms of red yeast rice disappeared from the shelves of pharmacies and

health food stores, in its original form anyway. You can still buy the supplement but because of

the FDA order red yeast rice is made using a different fermentation process which does not

produce Lovastatin.

So, that is the story of red yeast rice. Used by the Chinese for hundreds of years as a way to

increase blood circulation, federal government regulations forced vendors to clear this natural

supplement from their shelves. You can still buy red yeast rice, but don’t expect it to have any

big effect on your blood pressure. To have the benefits of the cholesterol lowering ingredient of

red yeast rice, you must get a doctor’s prescription.

How to Make My Penis Longer Without Surgery: The DIY in Penis Enlargement

For those men who are well endowed, penis size was never a problem. But for men who are below average (average length is 6 inches); they would often ask how to make it longer. Some would look for ways to do it without the help of surgery.

How to make my penis longer without surgery?

Surgical method is done by cutting off the tendons that hold the penis, and letting it down and out so that it increases its flaccid length by an inch or two. Some would combine a method of clamping the blood vessel to retain the blood much longer thus making it engorged.

However there are ways said to be effective in lengthening the penis.

So, “How to make my penis longer without surgery?”, one safe way of doing so is simply making it look longer by cutting one’s pubic hair, or losing some weight.

Others would perform exercises like Jelqing and Jikok. This method is supposedly done to make the penis longer and thicker through exercising. The technique is also called “milking”. This is done by wrapping the thumb and the index finger around the base of the semi-erect penile shaft, drawing it away from the body. This movement forces the blood into the glans.

Another technique is by “Hanging”. This is done by hanging weights behind the glans penis for a period of time, gradually increasing the weight to “exercise” the penis with repetitions of around 5 to 10 minutes. This procedure however can result in serious damage like scarring, impotence, chronic pain and nerve damage. The reason behind “Hanging” is to stretch the tunica albuginea and other tissues of the penis.

Stretching is another form of non-surgical method to increase the length of the penis. This makes use of an extender apparatus and is attached to the penis for a certain period of time in several repetitions. This produces traction to the penis, which would supposedly make it longer and thicker.

Clamping is another risky procedure in enlarging the penis. It makes use of a “cock ring”. The objective of this procedure is to augment the girth of the penis. It makes use of constricting devices such as cable clamp, shoe string, or as mentioned a tight cock ring. The apparatus is clamped on the base of the erect penile shaft. Metal cock rings are discouraged by medical practitioners and those people who use clamping. This is because the trapped blood that is engorging the penis can make it unattainable to remove the metal cock ring without the use of amputation, or sawing the metal ring.

Lastly, the Penis Pump: According to some experts, rather than making the penis longer and thicker, it is more of the psychological satisfaction that it gives men. The penis pump is also known as the vacuum pump. This is a cylinder that is placed over the penis. As it produces mild suction, the blood is let into the penis making it engorged, thus having a harder erection. A flexible cock ring is also used with the penis pump. It is placed on the opening of the cylinder, after the suction, the ring is pushed to the base of the engorged penile shaft, and then the penis pump is released.

Penis pumps are commonly used for the treatment of impotence. The pump can also produce harmful effects such as ruptured blood vessels, blisters, cuts. In some cases, over-zealous pumping may cause the testicles to be sucked in the cylinder causing pain and possible injury from the said procedure.

It is indeed hard to find answers to the question on “how to make my penis longer without surgery”. Various procedures, pills, patches and ointments are presented to potential markets. But up to this moment, there are still no scientific proofs that these procedures and pills can enlarge your penis.

5 Aphrodisiacs That Fight High Blood Pressure

Just because one may be predisposed to, or living with high blood pressure, (hbp) doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a healthy sex life. After all, both deal with matters of the heart! (pun intended) In this article, we will explore notions surrounding food as an aphrodisiac and a potential relief for elevated blood pressure. Since time immemorial, food has always been suspected to play a leading role in our amorous activities.

In old Egypt, the leg-bone of a sheep or cow would be mixed in a pot with cayenne, thyme, onions and greens and used to attract someone from the opposite sex. The Aztec ruler, Monteczuma, was said to have drunk 20 goblets of chocolate a day to increase his libido. The good news today as more research becomes available, is that you can have an exciting sex life minus the stroke or heart-attack scare due to your condition.

Let’s look at some of the multiple benefits of these foods and spices;

Chocolate

A study found that eating three ounces of dark chocolate a day reduced levels in those with essential hypertension. Chocolate contains flavonoids, a rich antioxidant believed to be key in lowering pressure levels. Fibre, polyphenols, magnesium, arginine and theobrimine are all components working against high blood pressure. Phenylethylamine and seratonin are secreted when chocolate is consumed. They’re two chemicals that we naturally produce and are found in chocolate. That’s that euphoric feeling we get in anticipation of something good happening. They boost stamina and energy levels also and can be mildly addictive, hence the term, “Chocoholic.”

Chocolate has always been associated with love, (Valentine’s Day) lust and stamina throughout ancient and modern times.

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne dilates the blood vessels and helps blood flow to all the vital areas. This is helpful to the heart and penile erections. “The heat effect” one feels when ingesting cayenne can lift the mood towards desire.

This chili has been known to reduce HBP as it flushes the arteries, lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycercides in addition to supporting good cholesterol. (HDL)

Garlic

Like cayenne, garlic is believed to reduce the bad cholesterol while supporting the good cholesterol. It behaves like an antibiotic and improves blood flow. Dialyll-sulphides and allicin are the native elements that may assist in reducing blood pressure. As an aphrodisiac, the blood circulation is vigorous, especially in men, according to recent studies. For thousands of years, the Chinese respected garlic highly as a libido enhancer, food flavoring, stimulant and an anti-viral, anti-fungal spice. It was found in the tomb of Tutankhamen, “The Boy King,” and other Pharoahs’ chambers outlining at least 22 uses, one being increased stamina.

Ginseng

Ginseng is regarded as an adaptogen; meaning it improves resistance to chemical and biological stress factors. It is excellent for an overall boost in energy and vitality. A study conducted by American researchers found that American ginseng reduced blood pressure levels down to normal with extended use. However, no study was done on Korean and Chinese variants of the herb. What is uniformly indisputable about all types of ginseng is its’ effects upon the potency of desire.

Ginger

Ginger is commonly known as a digestive aid but it has virtually myriads of other uses. Aside from it being great for motion sickness, morning sickness, nausea and diarrhea, to name a few, its’ reputation as an HBP reducer is starting to take form. Chinese and Indian holistic doctors see potential in this rhizome to normalize HBP levels. The blood-thinning and cholesterol-lowering abilities of ginger represent hope for the prevention of heart disease. As a sexual stimulant, the data goes back a thousand years.

Confucious wrote about its’ effects and a famed mistress of Louis XV once gave the spice to all of her lovers including the king himself. The intent was to have them submissive to her every whim. Pliny, in the 1st Century A.D., spoke about ginger’s effects on the male organ and throughout the history of china and India, the spice has been revered as a “revitalization” herb.

Cure For Male Impotence – Male Sexual Enhancement

Male impotence is an umbrella term that is used for so many men sexual problems. Some prefer impotence to describe as incapability of a man to make his female sexual partner or spouse pregnant. Whatever the definition is adopted for this term, impotence cure remains same as the therapies and medications used for this men's sexual ailment work in same fashion and their target is same.

The medications and therapies used as male impotence cure help man to achieve or enhance the male libido, increase sperm count and its motility, increase the ejaculation volume (and so the force) and also to achieve rock-hard, fuller and firmer penis erections that Last long as much as possible. However, there are many modern medicines that help in curing such situation but then; They all bring lots of complications, unwanted events that may be side or adverse effects. Male impotence cure includes using herbs internally and externally. Looking at this, more and more men labeled as impotent now prefer herbal or natural impotence cure.

Others opine that male impotence could be the situation wherein the male is not capable to satisfy his female sexual partner by any means. Some groups of health care providers believe that impotence is something that is closely related to erectile dysfunction where others say that if a man is suffering from premature ejaculation or sexual debility, he can be labeled as impotent male!

The herbs that are used to treat such conditions include Ashwagandha, Kupilu, Kapikachhu, Guggulu, Shilajit, Amalaki, Gokshura, Lahsuna, Pippali etc. A man suffering from impotency can go for single herb supplement or can go for some product that contains above mentioned potential natural aphrodisiac herbs. There are many therapies that are considered to be very beneficial and used as impotence cure. Special therapy such as Ayurvedic Panchakarma is said to increase the sperm count, boost the libido and also adding a force to sperm ejaculation without affecting any other body systems.

Male impotence an also be due to the stress and severe mental disorders that has been there since many years. In such cases, the male sexual hormones get disturbed and start getting out of the control. In these cases, and other congenital cases where male sex hormone deficiency is main culprit, hormonal supplements (such as testosterone) are used as male impotence cure. However, along with such male impotence cure therapy, a man should also change his lifestyle and dietary pattern. Healthy food is very important to keep the body in well position. Dark, green and leafy vegetables, fresh fruit juices and other nutrients are advised as a part of impotence cure.

In some cases, alternative therapies and treatment such as acupressure, acupuncture Thai massage etc has been found to have beneficial effects on male reproductive system and its organs. That is why; Many holistic healing practitioners prefer these therapies as a male impotence cure.

Weight Loss – Best Alternative To Crash-Dieting

Obesity has been a deep concern in US as recent studies show that nearly one quarter of US population, pretty much a contact to avoid junk-foods, are obese and more alarming is the fact that nearly 3,00,000 people die each year for obesity. Obesity related disorders and diseases are rapidly growing up in the nation nation and a vast majority of the population is temporarily searching for the methods to loose their weight and stay fit. Various training programs, diet-pills, nutritional supplements, appetite-suppressant, Green Tea Extract Supplements, or even Algae Tablets have covered the market as a whole to meet up the needs of the growing obese population. Each product has its own claim, like – "Reduce 20 lb in a month – Guaranteed", or "Reduce 10 lb in a week – Guaranteed", which has mostly been identified as fraudulent claims and despite FDA, being pro-active to detect Such exaggerated claims, it is hard to give it a check because of the claims. People are just getting crazy to loose those extra pounds.

Quite often than not, most of the weight loss methods involve a crash-dieting: getting into a quite unnatural food habits, a diet which is totally fat free; It contains a bare minimum amount of carbohydrates and proteins; In some intense diet chart – there is only provision for salads, fruits or custards; Some diet chart includes only water and liquid / juice. Although you may look slim and thin after adapting to a crash dieting at the initial stage, but if continued over a period of time, you can not avoid the risk of a long-term damage.

This is simply another form of starvation, a self-starvation, which may lead to fatal consequences. As food provides the necessary energy to our body-cells to undertake much needed metabolic activities, absence of food will simply mean that you are not supplying energy to your body, so it is quite natural for your body to stop metabolic activities gradually, such a Disorder is termed as anorexia, a direct consequence of crash dieting. In its advance stage, you may have breathing trouble, low blood pressure, or even a heart failure; This is particularly dangerous for the pregnant women as they may run the risk of miscarriage. Anorexia may even lead to osteoporosis.

So a steep crash dieting is not the best option available for your reduce the extra pounds, and it is better to take a low calorie diet with some regular exercise to reduce those unwanted fat from your body. If you are not quite sure about the exercises or the diet charts, you can obviously go on for trying the weight loss video training programs available today, which focuses mostly on reducing your fat, and at the same time keeping you healthy and fit. It is often quite confusing to decide which program to choose from amongst a handy of available options. As a general rule of thumb, in the beginning you should avoid programs that are loaded with difficult exercises. It is always better to start with simple but challenging exercises as this will develop your confidence level and at the same time contribute towards the desired result. The programs should communicate in detail every move and steps and should be instructive in nature. A lot of repetition of catch phrase, as found in few such programs, may ever spoil your mood. The video should be interesting to watch, as you need to watch it over and over again to follow the instructions and the exercises exactly.

Thus, to burn those extra calories in order to perfectly shape your body, a crash dieting, or diet pills, or anything – that claims to give overnight or quick effect – is not the best practice. It is better to have some routine work out and to take low calorie foods only as per the advice of the experts in this field.

What You Need To Know About Psoriatic Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you are a psoriasis sufferer, you may already have thought of all the complications that could accompany this disorder. Psoriatic rheumatoid arthritis is probably the most troublesome of all the complications that you will encounter. Somewhere between 10% and 30% will develop this debilitating affliction. Your main joints are the ones that are most affected with possible involvement into some secondary joints. While the disorder can occur at any age level, it most commonly starts in the fourth decade of life with woman being affected more so than men.

Trying to get out of bed or hold items or walk from a stationary position requires a great deal of effort. You will need to perform some stretching exercises to get the joints operating properly. Once in motion, leisure walks are a great therapy. As with all forms of arthritis, psoriatic rheumatoid arthritis will require a regimen of anti-inflammatory agents to help you get through the difficult times. The most common over the counter drugs used for this include acetaminophen, ibuprofen and good old-fashioned aspirin. Some buffeting in stomach such as food or milk is well advised to guard against any gastrointestinal upset.

If stronger agents are indicated, your doctor has a large selection of prescription drugs to choose from. Other non-steroidal drugs include celecoxib, meloxicam and ketorolac. Beyond these nsaid's as they are called we see the use of steroids such as cortisone and prednsione. Unfortunately all of the aforementioned agents do not protect the joints from further destruction. If your physician would like to use more aggressive therapy which will protect the joints, he or she can choose from two newer categories of drugs. The first is a class of DMARD's or disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs such as azathioprine or methotrexate and the second category of biologic agents known as biologic response modifiers. This second class includes agents such as etanercept and infliximab.

As with everything in life, greater reward comes with greater risk. As such, these newer agents can bring much relief and joint protection but they also come with some serious side effects. That does not mean you should not try them if your physician feels they are right for you. You should consider all forms of therapy by learning about them, when deciding upon a course of action.

While no drug, prescription or otherwise, is without side effects, the goal of any therapy is to control the symptoms, bring relief to the patient and increase the quality of their life while keeping the side effects to a minimum. Working with your physician to achieve these goals is something you can definitely do to control your psoriatic rheumatoid arthritis!

Understanding Yeast Infections – What You Really Ought To Know

Yeast infections or as many will commonly refer to them as vaginal yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of the Candida albicans fungus and can happen to any girl or woman. In fact, yeast infections can also affect men but for the purpose of this article we will focus on yeast infections in women.

Yeast infections are also not in conjunction to having sex but from time to time they are known to have spread from one sexual partner to the other. Its also evident that wearing tight pants or perhaps even pantyhose can be the frequent cause of infection symptoms. All of this must be taken into consideration when we look at the infection.

Symptoms Relating To Vaginal Yeast Infections

Common symptoms of vaginal yeast infections are itching and burning and also irregularities in vaginal discharge. Severe soreness of the vaginal area may also be experienced with also the possibility of having a whitish, milky discharge oozing from the vagina. This alone will make the vaginal area extremely sensitive and can cause excessive amounts of itchiness.

Is There Treatment Available For The Condition?

The way we go about treating a vaginal yeast infection is with the aid of anti fungal medicines that happen to be inserted straight into the vagina in the form of tablets, ointments, suppositories or creams. This seems to be an effective method. There are also a number of alternative treatments but these can be difficult to find and mainly because there is little profit to be made.

Fungus

Fungus will grow and multiply is one particular part of the body, especially the vagina, for example: antibiotic exposure, sexual intercourse and menstrual periods etc. The symptoms of the reoccurring yeast infections are similar to vaginal itching, intense rash, vaginal irritation, painful micturations reflex, vaginal discharge and signs of inflammation. The present and the sufferer may also feel burning sensations if the urine touches that particular area.

Like anything, there will always be precautionary measures that we can put into place to try and help prevent something from occurring. For example, when we consider yeast infections or rather possibly reoccuring yeast infections then these precautionary measures may involve choosing to take a supplement on a daily basis that is made to help stop the recurrence of a yeast infection, keeping the vaginal area cleansed, and after Washing making sure that the area is properly washed before even trying to put any underpants or pantyhose on.

Be sensible and do not wait for signs of a yeast infection to worsen. If you have experienced any of the above then be sure to arrange a visit to your family health practitioner and have everything checked out. Be sure to act on this right away.

Hair Vitamins & Hairstyling Tips – 8 Hair Growth Secrets

Best ways to maintain a healthy, beautiful mane can be found in your own home.

Technically hair is a dead tissue; but it also serves a valuable biological purpose. It keeps your head warm and helps regulate body temperature. Hair, like nails, is an extension of your epidermis, the outer layer of your skin. It is composed mainly of protein ‘Keratin’. Typically, a hair cell falls out or grows out after 3-5 years. And then it gets replaced. But at times, due to lack of proper nourishments, hair roots get destroyed resulting in baldness.

Here are some tips to pamper your hair and maintain a healthy crop:

1. Omega-3 fatty acids like gamma-linolenic acid are great for promoting healthy hair. Evening primrose oil, flaxseed oil are natural sources of GLA. 1-2 capsules of either oil everyday will be beneficial.

2. Egg is another natural source of protein for hair. Mix one egg with a small amount of shampoo and leave on hair for 5 minutes. Rinse well.

3. Using Olive, jojoba, or sweet almond oil for a head massage will do wonders. Dampen your hair and apply small amounts of the chosen oil until your hair is thoroughly covered. Cover with a shower cap and warm towel for a half-hour, then rinse and shampoo as usual.

4. Homemade conditioners:

– Rub enough mayonnaise into your hair to coat it, wait up to an hour, and wash it out. You’ll be amazed at how soft and shiny your hair is, thanks to this great protein source.

– Substitute condensed milk for your regular conditioner. The protein provides an extra-special shine.

5. Vitamins that promote hair growth are very common and can be found in a lot of sources. These vitamins are:

– Vitamin A: Sources are fish liver oil, milk, cheese, meat, eggs, broccoli, spinach, cabbage, apricots, peaches, and carrots. Aids in the production of sebum on the scalp.

– Vitamin C: Sources are citrus fruits, pineapples, tomatoes, strawberries, kiwi fruit, green peppers, potatoes, and dark green vegetables. Promotes the maintenance of healthy skin and hair.

– Vitamin E: Sources are wheat germ oil, soybeans, cold pressed vegetable oils, raw seeds and nuts, green leafy vegetables, and dried beans. It aids in circulation of blood in the scalp.

– Biotin: Sources are whole grains, egg yolks, liver, rice, milk, and brewer’s yeast. It promotes production of keratin, most imp part of hair.

– Inositol: Sources are liver, citrus fruits, brewer’s yeast, and whole grains. Essential for maintaining healthy hair follicles.

– Niacin or Vitamin B3: Sources are fish, chicken, meat, pork, prawns, almonds, peas, beans, tomatoes, wheat products, green vegetables, turnips, carrots, milk and celery. It promotes blood circulation in the scalp.

– Pantothenic acid or Vitamin B5: Sources are mushrooms, poultry, fish, brewer’s yeast, whole-grain breads, whole grain cereals, legumes, avocados, nuts, cheese, potatoes, egg yolk, milk, and bananas. It prevents hair loss and graying of hair.

– Vitamin B6 and B12: Excellent sources for Vit B6 (responsible for the hair color) are spinach and bell peppers. Other good sources for Vit B12 are liver, fish and eggs.

6. Mix a few drops of sandalwood oil with a few drops of olive or jojoba oil, rub the mixture between your palms, then smooth it through the ends of your hair for instant sleekness and a way to instantly curb and condition brittle, flyaway hair.

7. For shiny hair you can also mix one teaspoon of honey into 4 cups of warm water. After shampooing, pour the mixture through your hair, but do not rinse. Dry as normal.

8. Use aloe vera gel instead of the usual styling gels to keep that flyaway hair in place. Aloe vera also conditions your hair naturally.