Menopausal Disorder Information

In one aspect, the present invention is directed to methods for treating fatigue, neurobehavioral slowing and other cognitive disorders and defects due to cancers and treatments associated with cancers, and similar conditions. In a further aspect, the present invention is directed to methods for treating disorders related to menopause, including executive function defects. The methods involve the administration of a composition comprising D-threo methylphenidate that is substantially free of L-threo methylphenidate and of erythreo forms of methylphenidate.

Menopause is a stage in a woman’s life when her ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone and she stops having her monthly menstrual cycle (her period). It is a normal part of aging and marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. Menopause typically occurs in a woman’s late 40’s to early 50’s. It can also lead to sleep problems.

Anxiety and even panic attacks may be symptoms of a number of hormonal changes or problems in women, including premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), perimenopause, and menopause. Hormonal changes may cause the anxiety or make it worse. If you are a woman, you may want to explore these other conditions because treating them may treat the anxiety itself.

Talking about the causes of menopause, if it takes place after 45 years of age, it is considered normal. Here the factor that can be held responsible is aging. But sometimes, it happens early. It can be due to factors like surgery in which ovaries are removed. Women who indulge in smoking usually have menopause two years early. When menopause occurs before the age of 40 years, it is termed as premature menopause and requires proper medications.

At the time of menopause, the entire chain of endocrine glands is affected, particularly, the gonads, thyroid, and pituitary glands. In some women, the menopausal change takes place without any unpleasant symptoms, the only change really being the cessation of menstrual flow. There are, however, many women who develop disturbing symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, tension, and insomnia, diminished interest in sex, irritability, and depression. Other symptoms are fatigue, palpitations, dizziness, headaches, and numbness.

Menopause sleep disorders include any ailment in a person’s normal sleep patterns. If sleep disorders reach a severe intensity, they can seriously affect your mental and emotional health. Insomnia is the most frequent complaint, occurring in up to 56% of menopausal women. Some women may also develop restless leg syndrome, snoring, or sleep apnea (gasping breath during sleep).
In one aspect, the present invention is directed to methods for treating fatigue, neurobehavioral slowing and other cognitive disorders and defects due to cancer and treatments associated with cancers, and similar conditions. In a further aspect, the present invention is directed to methods for treating disorders related to menopause, including executive function defects. The methods involve the administration of a composition comprising D-threo methylphenidate that is substantially free of L-threo methylphenidate and of erythro forms of methylphenidate.

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her periods ceases and she can’t have children any more. Menopause is a stage of the human female reproductive cycle that occurs as the ovaries stop producing estrogen, causing the reproductive system to gradually shut down.

It is a stage of life during which a woman passes from the reproductive to the non reproductive stage and she experiences the cessation of menstruation.The period marked by the natural and permanent cessation of menstruation, occurring usually between the ages of 45 and 55.

Funny Quotes and Quotes Pictures – Your Stress Busters

Are you stressed out due to work pressure or due to your family? Do you need a daily laughter? Have you ever tried searching for funny stupid, humorous, silly quotes?

Reading quotes is one of the best ways to be happy. It acts as a stress buster and helps you release your daily tensions. These quotes or sayings are becoming increasingly popular day by day because of this only. Everyday millions of people search for funny stuff on the internet. This trend is increasing day by day because the world is now gripped with stresses. Not only old, but now teens are also so much stressed out that the rate of crime is increasing at an alarming pace.

So what is the solution to curb this increasing stress menace? If we see internet statistics, jokes, quote and sayings, funny pictures rank among top 50 searched items. So the best way to be happy is to spend 5-10 minutes per day reading jokes, quotes or seeing funny pictures. But now the other problem also arises, i.e. internet is filled with so much stuff which parents don’t want the children to see. So if you are worried about safe sites for your children then stop worrying about it. I am going to tell you how you can enjoy with clean jokes and pictures on internet.

The very first way is to use strict control on search engines. Google offers a strict moderate or no filter option. Keep it strict and save your preferences. Moreover you should narrow your search to specific keywords. Writing just jokes will fetch you millions of results but those would be not safe for all children. Instead search for clean jokes or jokes for children and enjoy those jokes, pictures with family.

I will conclude it with few quotes

Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.

– Maryon Pearson

When I was born I was so surprised I didn’t talk for a year and a half.

– Gracie Allen

The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket.

– Kin Hubbard

Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.

– H. L. Mencken

Salt That Heals and Salt That Kills

Many people are confused about salt and rightfully so-your doctor and health professionals tell you to decrease your salt intake to decrease your risk of hypertension, heart disease, stroke and renal disease. On the other side of the fence, many gourmet chefs and holistic specialists claim that salt is good for you and essential for life.

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) claim that Americans are consuming ever higher amounts of sodium, up to 6,000 milligrams a day, instead of the recommended daily allowance of 500 to 2,000 milligrams per day. These high amounts, in a form that is unfriendly to the human body and with no ancillary mineral benefits, are what lead to serious health problems. The sodium that the AMA and the CSPI are referring to is the sodium found in table salt.

There are several distinct differences between table salt and holistic salt.

Table Salt- is poison that has nothing in common with natural holistic salt. Table salt is refined just like white sugar, white flour and white rice. Table Salt is chemically cleaned, refined and dried at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. The excessive heat alters the natural chemical structure of the salt causing the potential for a myriad of health problems in your body. What remains after processing is 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals such as moisture absorbents, toxic iodine and fluoride. In addition, your table salt very often contains dangerous preservatives not required to be listed on the packaging. Calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, and aluminum hydroxide are often added to improve the ability of table salt to pour. Aluminum is a light alloy that deposits into your brain – a potential cause of Alzheimer’s disease.

Sodium chloride is an unnatural chemical form of salt that your body recognizes as something completely foreign. This form of salt is in almost every preserved/processed product that you eat, and we Americans eat a lot of processed food. In fact, 90% of the money that Americans spend on food is for processed food. Therefore, when you add more salt to your already salted food, your body receives more salt than it can dispose of. As a food, table salt is absolutely useless, and can potentially act as a destructive poison. In order for your body to try to metabolize table salt crystals, it must sacrifice tremendous amounts of energy.

Sodium chloride from table salt upsets your fluid balance and constantly overburdens your elimination systems, which can impair your health. When your body tries to isolate the overdose of salt you typically expose it to, water molecules must surround the sodium chloride to break them up into sodium and chloride ions in order to help your body neutralize them. To accomplish this, water is taken from your cells and you have to sacrifice the perfectly structured water already stored in your cells in order to neutralize the unnatural sodium chloride. This results in dehydrated cells that can prematurely kill them.

For every gram of sodium chloride that your body cannot get rid of, your body uses twenty-three times the amount of cell water to neutralize the salt. Eating common table salt causes excess fluid in your body tissue, which can contribute to:

o Unsightly cellulite

o Rheumatism, arthritis and gout

o Kidney and gall bladder stones

When you consider that the average person consumes 4,000 to 6,000 mg of sodium chloride each day, and heavy users can ingest as much as 10,000 mg in a day, it is clear that this is a serious and pervasive issue.

The Politics of Salt (Side Bar perhaps)

So why hasn’t the FDA banned the chemical processing of table salt or set salt limits on processed foods?

1978- In 1978 the CSPI urged the FDA to set salt limits.

1982- In 1982, the FDA promised to act if the food industry didn’t bring down sodium levels on its own. Since then, according to CSPI, Americans’ sodium intake has increased, not decreased, and the agency has done nothing.

2003- In 2003, the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure, or JNC 7, called for a 50 percent reduction in sodium consumption–a target that CSPI urged FDA to shoot for.

2005-In 2005, after 25 years of false starts and foot-dragging by the Food and Drug Administration the CSPI sued the FDA to regulate salt, but the court ruled that CSPI would need to file another petition with the agency. CSPI’s new legal filing with FDA asks that the agency treat salt as a food additive for purposes of regulation, as opposed to an ingredient the agency designates as “Generally Recognized as Safe,” or GRAS. The agency has greater authority to regulate food additives, including the authority to set upper limits or require special labeling for a given additive. CSPI asked the agency to set upper limits for salt in various categories of processed foods and to lower the Daily Value, or DV, for individuals from 2,400 mg to 1,500 mg of sodium per day. CSPI notes in its petition that several government bodies have urged Americans to reduce their salt consumption, and even FDA itself in

2005 reaffirmed its conclusion that sodium has an adverse impact on cardiovascular disease.

CSPI’s current petition to the FDA was also sent to Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt with a cover note of support from organizations including the American Nurses Association, the American Public Health Association, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks. Prominent physicians and researchers signing the letter include Dr. Carlos Camargo of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Steve Havas of the University of Maryland Medical School, Dr. Jeremiah Stamler of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Myron H. Weinberger of the Indiana University School of Medicine, and Dr. Jackson T. Wright of the University Hospitals of Cleveland.

2006-In June of 2006 the American Medical Association (AMA), our nations doctors, added their voice to the war against salt. They are now urging the FDA to revoke the ‘generally recognized as safe’ (GRAS) status of salt and to develop regulatory measures to limit sodium in processed and restaurant foods.

“Frankly, the FDA is more interested in racing expensive new drug therapies for high blood pressure to market than it is improving Americans’ diets so they wouldn’t need the drugs,” said CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson. “Improving the food supply by gradually reducing the sodium content of processed foods would send a lot fewer Americans scurrying for expensive medical care. You’d think an administration ostensibly in favor of weighing costs and benefits of government action would see that.”

(End Side Bar)

Holistic Salts

A Holistic salt is a salt that is natural, as it occurs in nature and has not been refined or chemically treated by man.

Sea Salt

Many people believe sea salt is a healthy alternative to table salt, but this is no longer the case. The oceans are being used as dumping grounds for harmful toxic poisons like mercury, PCBs and dioxin. Reports of oil spills polluting the sea are becoming more frequent. With some 89% of all the sea salt producers now refining their salt, today’s sea salt simply isn’t as healthy as it used to be. If you were to look into a microscope at sea salt you would see it has irregular and isolated crystalline structures disconnected from the natural elements surrounding them. Thus, however many vital minerals it may contain, they cannot be absorbed by your body unless the body expends tremendous energy to vitalize them. Your body’s net gain is small compared to the great loss of energy.

Mined Salt or Rock Salt

Mined salt, or rock salt, is also a poor source of salt. While natural rock salt comes close to being holistically intact and is more valuable than industrial table salt, from a biophysical as well as bio-chemical perspective, it holds little value. The elements contained in rock salt lack sufficient compression to be included in the crystal web, but are only attached to the surface and in the gaps of the crystalline structure. It is the considerable pressure that brings the elements to a colloidal state – where your cells can readily absorb them. The valuable elements found in rock salt are useless because your body cannot absorb and metabolize them.

Himalayan Crystal Salt

This Salt Is over 250 million years old and is by far the purest, highest grade of natural salt available on earth and is absolutely uncontaminated with any toxins or pollutants. This salt is mined by hand and washed by hand and is known as “white gold” because it contains eons of stored sunlight. Together with pure spring water, Himalayan Crystal Salt offers all the natural elements exactly identical to the elements in your body – the very same elements originally found existing in the “primal sea.” Because the perfect crystalline structure of crystal salt is balanced, it is not isolated from the 84 inherent mineral elements, but is connected to them in a harmonious state. This means the energy content in the form of minerals can be easily metabolized by your body. When you use this salt it has a vital energetic effect. Your body gets an ample net gain with zero energy loss. It is very difficult for your body to absorb too much crystal salt since there are powerful and effective feedback loops that regulate this process. Natural crystal salt always has a balancing effect and does not contribute to high blood pressure like typical table salt. You can find this salt on the shelves of your local health food store for about $7.00.

Containing all of the 84 elements found in your body, the benefits of natural Himalayan Crystal Salt include:

1. Regulating the water content throughout your body.

2. Balancing excess acidity from your cells, particularly your brain cells.

3. Balancing your blood sugar levels and helping to reduce your aging rate.

4. Assisting in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your body.

5. Absorption of food particles through your intestinal tract.

6. Help in clearing mucus plugs and phlegm from your lungs – particularly useful in asthma and cystic fibrosis.

7. Acts as a strong natural antihistamine and helps clear up congestion in your sinuses

8. Prevention of muscle cramps.

9. Making the structure of your bones firm – osteoporosis can occur when your body needs more salt and takes it from your bones.

10. Regulating your sleep – it is a natural hypnotic.

11. Maintaining your libido.

12. Preventing varicose veins and spider veins on your legs and thighs.

13. Stabilizing irregular heartbeats – in conjunction with water it is actually essential for the regulation of your blood pressure.

Himalayan crystal salt can also be used for therapy. When you take a “brine bath,” the Himalayan salt’s healthy minerals penetrate your skin in the form of ions. This stimulation will cause natural cell growth in your living cell layers and is beneficial for everyone.

Taking a brine bath with Himalayan salt is especially recommended for those with:

o Various skin diseases.

o Rheumatism and joint diseases.

o A post-operative care regimen.

o Gynecological diseases.

o Recurring infections

o Severe insect bites, blisters or wounds.

o Skin irritations from poison oak, ivy or sumac.

Ways to Treat an Oral Yeast Infection

Oral thrush is one kind of yeast infection that can be very painful and annoying. Candida fungus is normally present in the mouth and as long as it is maintained on its normal level there is no problem. But if the balance of the organism is disturbed, overgrowth of the fungus occurs that leads to infection or oral thrush. It is a treatable infection and there are ways to treat oral yeast infection.

There are many factors that influence the occurrence of oral thrush. People who have illnesses like HIV, diabetes, cancer and those who are pregnant are more likely to be infected by oral thrush. Taking birth control pills and antibiotics also increases the tendency of a person to develop oral thrush. Wearing dentures is another cause of thrush. Finding ways to treat oral yeast infection is important to get rid of its annoying symptoms.

The presence of white lesions in the roof of the mouth, inner cheeks, tongue, gums, tonsils and even on the throat makes it difficult for sufferers to swallow food. Thrust can be very painful and may bleed during tooth brushing. Sufferers are very eager to treat oral yeast infection or thrush as soon as it appears because the symptoms are really distressing.

Here are some tips to treat oral yeast infection:

Visit your doctor. There are tests that doctors can do to determine the severity of your infection. Severe cases of thrush can spread to other sensitive parts of the body like the esophagus, lungs, liver, heart, brains and joints. It is best to get diagnosed properly to get the necessary treatment. Your physician may prescribe antifungal medications and may advice other precautionary measures to avoid serious illnesses.

Practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth and floss at least twice a day. See your dentist for regular dental cleaning. It is also better to quit smoking. People who smoke have higher tendency to develop oral thrush. If you are already suffering from recurring thrush outbreaks, it will help to treat oral yeast infection if you quit smoking.

Unsweetened yogurt or acidophilus. Thrush occurs due to imbalance of bacteria in your body and you can restore the natural bacterial flora in your body by consuming good bacteria like lactobacilli found in yogurt or by taking acidophilus capsules.

Watch what you eat. Another way to treat oral yeast infection is to avoid foods that encourage the occurrence of thrush. Limit your sugar intake because sugar nourishes candida fungus. Avoid foods containing yeast like bread and beer.

Hepatitis Help – Coping With Hepatitis C

Following a diagnosis of Hepatitis C, there are a lot of issues that need to be dealt with. The first will be to start a treatment program, which will be something that you will talk about with your health care provider. Just as significant as what drug therapy you will use, the level of your viral load, and whether you will need a liver biopsy, is how you are going to carry on with your life.

A patient must not let his or herself stop living because of such a diagnosis. After all, a serious liver disease may take twenty to thirty years to turn into a problem for from the time of diagnosis; but you must begin to face the future now.

A good place to start is with your mental health. No matter how you contracted the Hepatitis C virus there is no way to go back in time and redo it. Reproaching yourself will not make this better. Whether it happened as a result of something you did, like injecting recreational drugs, or things that were done to you, like blood a transfusion containing tainted blood, you need to focus on getting on with your life in the most positive way you can.

A few ways to go about doing this would include confiding in people you feel secure will be supportive. A close circle of the friends and family who can be there for you through this will benefit you. If you consider yourself religious, then you may find support through your religious leader. Look for support groups or chats rooms so you can talk to others who will know exactly what you are going through.

Hepatitis C can make you quite tired, and if you are going through drug therapy treatment, this will also tire you. That is why sleeping and eating well is important. If you need a nap, go ahead and take one; it does not have to be a long one to do its job. Eating a nourishing diet is so important, even if you don’t feel particularly hungry, you should make certain to eat regularly.

This means having well balanced meals which include lots of fresh vegetables and fruits. Drinking lots of water is important to help your system hydrated, as well. You shouldn’t take any type of vitamin supplements without consulting your health care provider, as they interfere with your other medications. Too much of a good thing can be harmful as well. The way you eat can improve your liver by encouraging the production of new liver cells.

It may seem obvious, but keep away from consuming alcohol in any form. You are suffering from a liver disease, and alcohol causes liver disease. This should tell you something; namely, that it is not good for your present condition. It could also increase the possibility of liver disease leading to liver cancer. Another obvious one, but do not smoke or use illegal drugs at this time either.

You will find that making these lifestyles changes is not really that difficult, and overall will make you feel better. You quickly will see that you are doing the right thing, when you follow these simple rules. You really can have a full and constructive life with only the most basic of changes.

What is Liver Cirrhosis? Prevent Having This Condition

The medical term given to the condition in which the liver is scarred and cannot be treated or reversed to the previously health state is liver cirrhosis. There are many causes behind this condition. Some primary ones are hepatitis B and C conditions, fatty liver and too much of alcohol intake. Aside from these, there are many other reasons, which can cause this condition.

The primary and most apparent symptom of liver cirrhosis is yellow discoloration of skin or jaundice. Apart from this, a patient might also suffer from puritus i.e. itching and also fatigue.

The scarring of liver does not happen overnight it happens over a period of time and it takes time for symptoms to show. This is the reason why cirrhosis of the liver is classified as a progressive disease. Liver cirrhosis develops when our liver is continuously subjected to damage. This leads to the replacement of healthy liver tissues with scar tissues. In worst conditions the flow of blood to the liver is stopped. This can even lead to liver failure, as there are not healthy tissues present for normal functioning of the liver.

There are many important functions of liver in our body. It is a vital organ for survival. The main functions of liver in the body are detoxification of toxins present in the body, purification of blood, production of essential nutrient, storage of energy and essential vitamins and nutrients.

In many cases, the liver is still able to function to some extents if the scarring is not too severe. If the damage is too much then the presence more number of scar tissues than healthy tissues hampers the normal functioning of liver causing irreparable damage.

There are some indicative symptoms of liver cirrhosis and this include loss of appetite, steady loss of body weight, nausea, abdominal pain in the area where the liver is, body weakness and itchy skin. Sever conditions can lead to yellow discoloration of skin, muscles cramps, difficulty in mental orientations and other mental problems, difficulty in absorbing alcohol and drugs.

The best treatment of cirrhosis of the liver is its prevention. You should try to limit your alcohol intake and lead a healthy life. Change your lifestyle to reduce alcohol dependence.

Natural Recommendations For Cleansing and Healing the Kidneys

Do You Need a Kidney Cleanse?

The kidneys are responsible for multiple body functions. They primarily act as blood filters by turning metabolites, urea, and other substances into urine to be removed from the body. They regulate glucose, blood plasma volume, and blood pressure, and they secrete hormones. Kidney health is crucial to our well-being, and kidney cleansing is an important step to ensure renal health.

When our kidneys are functioning improperly, they let us know. If you've ever had kidney stones or a kidney or bladder infection, you already know about the excruciating pain involved. Kidney symptoms can tell us we have too much protein in our blood causing kidney stones to form, that we have an infection from fungus or bacteria, or that we've taken in too many poisons and toxins. Some kidney problems stem from autoimmune deficiencies like Lupus, Hepatitis B, and HIV.

What is Renal Failure?

There are 2 types of kidney failure, and either can be fatal.

o Acute renal failure (ARF) happens when damage to the kidneys causes rapid loss of renal function. Diuretic use, dehydration, sepsis, drug overdose, and medications like NSAIDs and certain antibiotics can cause ARF. While it can be fatal if left untreated, ARF is reversible.

o Chronic renal failure (CRF), also called chronic kidney disease, or CKD, is marked by progressive loss of kidney function over a longer period of time. CRF can be the result of diabetic nephropathy or high blood pressure. It's measured in stages from 1 to 5, with Stage 5 CRF considered end-stage and requiring dialysis or transplant. The prognosis is poor. Treatment exists mainly to try to slow its progression; quality of life is profoundly affected.

Do I Need a Kidney Cleanse?

Since the kidneys play such an important role in our bodies, it's necessary, even vital, to do whatever we can to keep the system healthy. A great way to do that is with a kidney cleanse.

First you'll need to change your diet. Eliminate animal foods (meat, cheese, eggs) that have too much protein. Stay away from fried, fatty, and greasy foods, and from salt, caffeine, soda and sugar.

o The majority of your intake should be from raw fruits and vegetables.

o Trade refined white flour for whole wheat grains, including breads and pastas.

o Helpful things to add include papaya, banana, and watermelon, asparagus, celery, and cucumber, and garlic and parsley.

Other Recommendations

o Herbal detox formulas can jump start your program. Be sure to look for one with whole food extracts. (See below)

o Adding a whole food supplement is a good idea to make sure you're getting all the minerals you need.

o Flaxseed oil is full of omega-3 EFAs, essential for kidney function.

o Herbs that have a healing effect on the kidneys are juniper berries, marshmallow root, nettle, and uva ursi.

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Yeast Infections in Infants and Babies

Adults are not the only ones vulnerable to yeast infections and thrush. Infants, babies and children are sometimes more susceptible to developing candida symptoms for a variety of reasons. Some of these yeast infection symptoms come from many of the same cause that are found in adults. Still, there are many contributing factors specific to babies and children that can make them even more vulnerable to both acute and chronic episodes of yeast infections.

In this section, we cover many of the specific causes of candida and thrush that are primarily associated with younger children and infants. Many of these symptoms are unavoidable and are a general part of being a baby (such as diaper rash). But understanding the symptoms now and recognizing them at the beginning can prevent its spreading and development into a chronic condition.

Diaper Rash

A diaper rash can be the result of a variety of different conditions from eating foods that cause sensitivities in the infant to surface skin dermatitis to bacterial infections. Although symptoms may vary, the typical diaper rash presents as a red scaly rash that is inflamed. It will likely appear where the diaper touches the baby’s skin.

In more severe cases of diaper rash, the skin may have blisters or lesions and the rash may spread outside of the diaper area if left untreated.

The infant experiencing the diaper rash may be irritable or restless, depending on the severity of the rash and the baby’s individual level of sensitivity. He or she may cry when being changed and cleaned, as any friction on the irritated skin can cause intensified pain and discomfort.

Urine and feces as well as friction and moisture aggravate a diaper rash, therefore, frequent changing, gentle cleansing, and barrier ointments are important in helping the rash to heal. Additionally, the rash can be the result of ill-fitting diapers, soiled diapers that are left on for extended periods of time, or baby wipes to which the baby is allergic.

In some cases, there may be conditions in other areas of the body that may correspond with the diaper rash, giving an idea to the cause of the skin problem. For example, a rash caused by the overgrowth of candida albicans will present itself simultaneously with oral thrush. With seborrhea dermatitis, the baby may also have cradle cap or rashes in the folds of skin.

Diaper rashes that do not heal, seem severe, or present with other conditions or illnesses, should be treated by a medical professional. However, the following points give a few tips on proper diaper changing to help heal or prevent rashes:

•  Change the infant’s diaper at the first sign of wetness or feces.

•  Wash the diaper area during the diaper change, using a mild soap or just warm water as well as a soft touch; be sure to gently rinse and dry thoroughly.

•  Make sure the diaper area is completely dry before putting on the new diaper.

•  Use a barrier cream to protect the skin from moisture and friction.

•  Use perfume- and dye-free wipes, diapers and soaps to avoid further irritating the baby’s delicate skin.

Diaper rash and thrush

While one typically thinks of infant thrush as being a condition of the mouth and tongue, it can in fact present itself as a red, scaly, inflamed diaper rash that causes great discomfort for the child. Recognizing the white spots of oral thrush in the mouth and the accompanying diaper rash are two signs pointing to candida albicans overgrowth in the system and should be seen by a medical professional.

The fungus known as candida albicans is actually a healthy bacteria that serves a purpose in the flora of the intestines and mucous membranes. However, if the immune system is weakened it can overgrow, causing problems ranging from yeast infections to dandruff to diaper rashes.

Newborn babies have under-developed immune systems that make them more susceptible to this fungus overgrowth. If your baby has the symptoms of oral thrush, such as curd-like spots in the mouth, and a diaper rash, it is likely thrush is the reason for the skin problem.

The following are common symptoms of a thrush-related diaper rash:

•  A red rash with scales and lacerations.

•  A rash that is found in the crevices of the groin and buttocks, where fungus and yeast are most likely to grow.

•  Small red spots surrounding the larger patches of red rash.

•  A clearly defined border of the rash.

It is always wise to seek medical attention if you believe your child is suffering from thrush. A doctor will likely prescribe a cream or ointment to heal the condition.

How to Remove Uric Acid From Blood and Get Rid of Gout Naturally

Wondering how to remove uric acid from blood naturally? Then you’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll discover how to reduce uric acid using 3 simple gout home remedies.

Gout is cause by high uric acid levels in your blood. When high uric acid is present needle-like microscopic crystals can form in your joints. This then gives rise to the swelling, inflammation and unbearable pain of gout.

So, as a gout sufferer, you need to reduce and remove uric acid from your blood in order to get rid of your gout. And you can do this either through drugs, or, through natural remedies.

Drugs such as allopurinol and probenecid can be effective reducers of blood uric acid. But they have to be taken over the longer term as they only work whilst they are being taken. And they have some nasty side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness, loss of appetite, skin rash, hives, itching, etc.

So many gout sufferers utilize natural remedies to remove uric acid from their blood in order to get rid of their gout. And there are many such remedies at your disposal; using things like herbs, fruits, diet, etc. Here are 3 popular and effective ones…

(1) Baking Soda.

Baking soda can help to dissolve gout crystals, and, by increasing uric acid solubility, make it easier to remove uric acid from your body.

Mix 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a large glass of water. Drink 1 glass first thing in the morning, 2 to 4 glasses during the day, and, 1 glass before bedtime. No more than 8 glasses (4 teaspoons) per day. Repeat until your symptoms have gone.

Important Note: Baking soda is high in sodium so move to a low-sodium or salt-free diet whilst taking this remedy. Also, if you suffer from high blood pressure, or you suspect you may, talk to your doctor before using this remedy.

(2) Cherries

Cherries have excellent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as the ability to reduce uric acid in the blood. So they are also an excellent natural home treatment choice.

Eat between 30 and 40 cherries, every 4 hours during a gout attack. After an attack, to keep your uric acid at healthier lower levels, eat 30 to 40 cherries every day.

(3) Alfalfa

Alfalfa has been shown to dramatically reduce uric acid in blood. The leaves can be made into a tea or you can get it as a supplement in the form of tablets, capsules or liquid extracts. You are best to visit a herbalist and / or a good health food shop. They will advise on dosage.

Next, having removed, or rather, reduced your high uric acid and eliminated your current gout attack, you now need to prevent more attacks. In case you weren’t aware, frequently recurring gout attacks can lead to permanently damaged joints and kidney problems over time.

And if you’ve suffered one gout attack you’re now more likely to suffer more. So you need to figure out what you need to do to prevent these. You need to become aware of the impact that lifestyle, diet, your weight, your family history, etc., can have in your getting gout, and, in curing it.

What To Do In Case Of Food Poisoning

You found leftover food inside the fridge and reheated it inside the microwave. Upon eating, you noticed that the taste is a little different from the way it has been. You thought that since the food was inside the fridge for several days already and was reheated, it might not taste the same as it was. You were hungry so you decided to continue eating. After a couple of hours, you felt sick and your stomach felt bad, too. Then you started a visit in the comfort room. Few minutes later, you feel the urge to use the restroom again. These visits became so frequent that you do not want to leave the john anymore. A little later, you start to feel nauseous and you begin vomiting. This might be a case of food poisoning.

Food poisoning is caused by eating food contaminated with germs like bad bacteria and toxins. Unwashed vegetables, poorly cooked meat and raw foods can cause food poisoning. Improper handling and poor sanitation during food preparation can also bring about food poisoning. If you suffer from this, here is what you can do.

Re-hydrate. When you are suffering from diarrhea due to food poisoning, you are most likely to get de-hydrated. It is then best to keep a back up of the fluids that might be lost during the process. Drink a lot of water followed by clear liquids like apple juice to keep you hydrated. Diarrhea and vomiting may cause electrolytes (potassium, sodium and glucose) in your body to be flushed away. It is advisable to replace them with commercially prepared electrolyte products.

Just go with the flow. Your body is trying flush out the toxins you have eaten that is why you are suffering from diarrhea. Taking anti-diarrheal products should be avoided because what you need to do at this time is to eliminate the toxins in your body.

If you feel the hungry or a necessity to take something, consult your doctor to know what foods to eat and not to eat.

In general, the symptoms of food poisoning subside after a few days and after your body is able to get rid of all the toxins you have eaten. Then, you can go without treatment. However, in cases of severe food poisoning, it is best to seek medical attention.

Signs of a Stomach Ulcer

Signs of a stomach ulcer can include nausea, loss of appetite, abdominal pain just beneath the ribcage, indigestion, vomiting, symptoms of anemia, weight loss, and blood present in vomit or bowel movements.

If you experience these symptoms for any length of time, it is important to seek medical attention. These are not symptoms to be ignored.

Stomach ulcers occur when there is a break in the tissue lining of the stomach. These ulcers normally occur in the stomach or the first part of the small intestine that leads out of the stomach, called the duodenum.

Commonly stomach ulcers are related to extreme stress, smoking and diet. Any of which are factors over which we have control, making it possible to heal a ulcer; if you work to eliminate some of the contributing factors that can lead to the development.

If you begin noticing the signs of a stomach ulcer, these signs should not be ignored. In fact, an appointment with your doctor should be your course of action if these symptoms persist.

In order for your doctor to make a specific diagnosis, several tests may be ordered to help determine the exact cause of your stomach pain.

One of the first tests your physician may order is the barium swallow or upper GI series of X-rays. This test allows your doctor to identify and locate any ulcers and determine its type and severity.

The barium swallow test requires you to drink a “barium milkshake.” This thick “shake” contains a liquid that will light up on an x-ray. The barium will light up on the x-ray making it easier for your physician to see exactly what is going on and causing your pain.

You are normally asked to eat only bland, easily digestible foods for two or three days before the test. After drinking the chalky liquid, you will be asked to lie down on a tilting examining table, which as it tilts, evenly distributes the barium around your upper digestive tract and allows the x-ray to capture images at different angles.

Treatment options for stomach ulcers can consist of over the counter medications, prescription medications, modifying your diet, perhaps a lifestyle change that includes the addition of exercise and reduction of stress, and as a last result, surgery.

In summary, any signs of stomach ulcers should not be ignored as the delay in diagnosis and treatment could lead to further complications. It is important to understand, however, that in many cases you have control over the factors that contribute to stomach ulcers.

Amalaki – A Disease-Fighting SuperFood

The age-old motto "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is common in the US. The apple provides ample vitamin C as well as anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral benefits. However, there is a powerful and sour little fruit that heralds from the Himalayan mountain region that may be set to take over the US health market. This unlikely hero of rejuvenative health is known the Amalaki berry.

It's no larger than a golf ball, but is a nutritional giant. Known also as Indian gooseberry, amla or its scientific name of Emblica officinalis, Amalaki has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years and has one of the richest legacies of any fruit known today. Ayurvedic Medicine, the 5,000 year old medical tradition of India, is known as the "Mother of all Healing Systems". Ayurveda is a sister-science to Yoga and has become increasingly popular in the West today, through proponents such as Deepak Chopra MD

Written in the ancient language of Sanskrit, Ayurveda contains the oldest and some of lengthiest medical texts in the world and is rich with information of natural medicine

aiming to establish balance in all areas of life. Nutrition and lifestyle considerations, such as, sleep, exercise, and stress are fundamental components of Ayurveda.

The ancient texts of Ayurveda describe more than 5,000 herbs and fruits in great detail, and of all those, Amalaki is considered the most effective rejuvenative agent in the plant kingdom. It has for centuries been fondly referred to as Dhatri, meaning the "mother" or "nurse," a tribute to the fruit as the ultimate caregiver, sustainer and healer. It is highly regarded for promoting Ojas – or the end product of perfect digestion – which leads to radiant health, shining eyes, skin, and hair, and youthful aging.

So what is the composition of Amalaki, this little nutritional super-hero? The fruit is a powerhouse of antioxidants, polyphenols, tannins, bioflavanoids, amino acids, trace minerals and other beneficial phytonutrients.

It is arguably the most concentrated and bio-available source of Vitamin C in all of Nature. Although only one inch in diameter, the Amalaki fruit has far more vitamin C than oranges; some say 20 times more. Plus, it contains SuperOxdide Dismutase, one of the most powerful cellular antioxidants.

The amalaki fruit has been extensively validated by peer-reviewed research in the modern scientific community, with hundreds of scientific studies into its role in promoting rejuvenation and combating a wide range of maladies. Try these on for size:

* Promotes cellular rejuvenation, energy, and vitality

* Improves digestion, nutrient absorption, and overall intestinal health

* Fights against inflammation

* Boosts anti-aging properties

* Enhances the immune system

* Improves metabolism

* Destroy harmful free-radicals (anti-oxidants)

* Promotes luster of skin and hair

* Improves liver health and combats hyperacidity

* Promotes mild detoxification

Writings about Amalaki in India suggest it is actively beneficial to the intestinal flora and corrective to colon function, helping to reduce inflammation in the digestive tract while assisting the bowels and strengthening the heart .. Such comments appear in a publication called the Indian Materia Medica, which lists 2,000 remedies, mainly of vegetable origin.

Amalaki is used in Ayurvedic medicine as an aphrodisiac, antipyretic, antidiabetic and cerebral tonic. It is also touted as an immunity booster, adaptogen and a powerful antacid. It can raise the total protein level and increase body weight due to positive nitrogen balance and its anabolic effect, building muscle and body mass by stimulating protein sythesis.

Ancient texts proclaim Amalaki as the best medicine to prevent aging. It's believed to be the richest natural source of the powerful and well-known antioxidant vitamin C.

Alan Tillotson of the Tillotson Institute for Natural Health writes that Amalaki is helpful in "removing the toxic wastes of poor digestion which remain in the body." A study published in 2003 found "the presence of amla (amalaki) resulted in an enhanced cell survival, decreased free radical production and higher antioxidant levels.

Cancer studies in mice have shown that the Amalaki fruit reduces the effects cancer cells have on ravishing the body and, when used prior to radiation, offers a protective shield to damaging the chromosomes.

During medical studies conducted on rabbits, Amalaki had a cholesterol-reducing effect on rabbits whose numbers were elevated over a 60-day timeframe. This provides overall health benefits to the body's cardiovascular system as a whole.

Like many other potent antioxidants, the Amalaki fruit contributes to a boost in your immune system. Life-spans in mice subject to tumors increased by up to 25% with the consumption of an Amalaki extract. Other conditions for which it's used include constipation, colic, asthma, anemia, gout, and even mental disorders.

The West now is embracing more and more medicinal practices of the East. The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, founded by Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon, has been recommending a daily dose of amla for more than a decade. Today, Amalaki is available in powder or tablet form and more recently in a flavorable, liquid nutritional supplements such as Zrii.

Liver Disease and Natural Cures That Work

The liver is one part of the body that is barely given much notice because it doesn’t manifest any complaint like other organs. It is quite easy to ignore but its function in the body is very, very significant. Liver problems are not easy to detect because its symptoms are typical and you wouldn’t relate them immediately to liver. It is important to mention that the liver has an ability to regenerate itself. This is the best news ever especially for those suffering from any liver disease. If you have developed liver disease and natural cure is probably the least of your option, you had better think again.

Natural herbs and plants have been used as flavoring for food and for their medicinal properties. They have become extremely vital to daily life since they are main sources of medicine and healing for a lot of human diseases. Like for any liver disease, there are natural cures around that can help.

Dandelions – Official Remedy for Disorders

The scientific name Taraxacum officinale, which means “official remedy for disorders” is the common dandelion. These can probably be found growing in your backyard and you ignore them. It’s time you get a closer look at this herbal cure-all. In Europe, studies and scientific experiments have proven that this herb truly has healing properties for hepatic ailments.

Its liver-healing properties help enhance bile flow and remove excess water from edematous conditions brought about by liver congestion. It also can help improve hepatitis and jaundice in children.

A handful of fresh dandelion leaves mixed with other sliced vegetables and drizzles of oil and apple vinegar will make a yummy salad that can help clean out liver and stimulate its activity. Eating this 2 to 3 times a day as an appetizer will help remedy liver cirrhosis and biliary lithiasis.

Milk Thistle Seed Extract (MTE) – Herbal Detoxifier and Liver Protector

Silybum Marianum is also known as Milk Thistle. Its seeds have silymarin extract and silybin component that are natural protectors of the liver. They combat the symptoms of liver disease and help treat cirrhosis of the liver.

In the US, there are milk thistle products and extracts that can be purchased from health food stores and drug stores. In Europe, MTE is highly regarded as a supplement for liver protection against the effects of alcohol or pollution.

What the MTE does is to battle the toxins and prevent them from destroying the liver, making it possible for the liver to regenerate. MTE also assists in speeding up this regeneration process.

Artichoke – An Alternative to Milk Thistle

The vegetable that we all know is also a healer. Traditional herbal healers have used the leaves of the artichoke to treat upset stomachs and poorly functioning livers. The leaf extract increases the flow of bile from the liver to the gallbladder, like the dandelion.

Like the Milk Thistle, the artichoke leaf extract protects the liver from the toxic substances and shields it so that it can regenerate. It helps detoxify the liver, thereby protecting the body from any poison from lethal doses of toxins. This is a great way to protect the liver from this very polluted world that we live in now.

So, for those with liver disease and natural cures are still something they need to be convinced about, try to take some of these plants mentioned as appetizers. See if something good comes out of it for you.

How Important is Acid and Alkali Balance in Blood?

The ratio of acids to alkalis in blood is generally 20:80. For proper functioning of the body organs and to keep your body system away from the accumulation of toxic substances, it is very important to keep the ratio of acids to alkalis maintained. The body naturally exerts its utmost to maintain this ratio.

Some of our foods leave alkaline resides in the body after undergoing the full cycle of digestive and metabolic processes; some others leave acidic residues. We may call such foods alkali-genic and acid-genic respectively. Generally, the acids produced by the metabolic activities, (such as uric acid, lactic acid, etc.) react with the alkalis in the blood, lymph, bile, etc., thus being neutralized and rendered innocuous. But if our diet is replete with acid-genic foods, the body cannot cope with all the resulting acids. When the acids accumulate in the blood, heath problems like fatigue, anorexia, insomnia, headache, nervous tension, hyperacidity, coryza, etc., begin to appear.

Acidic blood is an abnormal condition that hinders the physical development of children and adolescents, causes degeneration in older people, and diminishes vitality. It causes difficulties in pregnancy and lactation. It is the origin of diseases like measles, pneumonia, tuberculosis, appendicitis, and cancer.

All the toxic substances in the body are in the form of acids, and that in order to prevent or counteract the accumulation of acids in the body we must take food that is mainly alkali-genic.

Meat, eggs, fish and pulses are highly acid-genic. Wholemeal wheat flour, manually de-husked unpolished rice, and such other cereals in their more or less natural forms are only mildly acid-genic, but processing or refining them makes them much more acidic in effect. All vegetables, tubers, roots and fruits are alkali-genic. Green leafy vegetables are of special importance in this respect.

It is quite possible to maintain a balance between the acids and alkalis in the body by a judicious combination of various unprocessed cereals, raw vegetables, fruits and nuts in our daily diet. The alkalis in such foods neutralize the acids in other foods, but they also help in extracting the acids and toxins accumulated in the cells of the body, and ejecting them from the system. These qualities make a diet made up of alkali-genic components not only pure and wholesome, but also an efficient cleansing and eliminating agency.

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.

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