Raynaud’s Disease – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Raynaud’s disease is a condition which causes narrowing of the arteries, leading to numbness and coolness in the fingers, toes, tip of the nose and ears. This condition is more common in colder climates; and women are more likely to have Raynaud’s disease than men. While the cause of this condition is unknown, it is believed that blood vessels over-react to cold temperatures and stress and go into spasms, thereby causing the symptoms. Primary Raynaud’s, without any underlying medical condition, is called Raynaud’s disease. Secondary Raynaud’s is due to some other problem like scleroderma, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, repetitive trauma, smoking, injuries and medications.

The Ayurvedic treatment of Raynaud’s disease is aimed at reducing the number and severity of attacks, preventing tissue damage and treating any underlying condition. To prevent the spasm of the arteries, medicines from the ‘Rakta-Prasaadak’ category are used in this condition. These include Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Chopchini (Smilax china), Suranjaan (Colchicum luteum)), Mundi (Sphaeranthus indicus), Khadeer (Acacia catechu), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Daruharidra (Berberis aristata), Mahamanjishthadi Qadha, Saarivasav, Arogya-Vardhini, Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu and Kaishor-Guggulu.

To prevent an over-reaction of the blood-vessels to stress, medicines like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Vacha (Acorus calamus) and Sarpagandha (Raulwofia serpentina) are used. From this category of medicines, the herb Mandukparni (Centella asiatica) deserves special mention, since it not only reduces stress, but also improves blood circulation in the extremities, thereby reducing spasm, and preventing or healing ulcers.

Treatment of the underlying condition in secondary Raynaud’s condition is equally important, in order to reduce symptoms and prevent further complications; however, in such cases, more prolonged treatment needs to be given. It is important for all people with Raynaud’s disease to adopt suitable life-style changes, and avoid known precipitating factors.

The Three Types of Health We All Need

When we hear the word health, we probably think first of our physical health… Our mental health and our financial health come second and third.

But, as with all things, we should look for balance in life; and although our physical health is the most important of the three, it is good to realize that one without the other two does not make for a great life. We have to maintain all three if we are going to have the optimum existence; we must work at all three if we are to find any sort of peace in our daily lives.

Our physical health is the basis to our daily ability of movement and general achievement. If we are not physically healthy, it will effect both our mental and our financial health; if we feel unwell or unable, then we are mentally challenged through each day to overcome the pain we endure and the lack of movement we battle against. Added to this, we are less likely to be on our game when it comes to earning money and we are more likely to spend our time in medical treatment centers which will cost us money.

When it comes to our mental health, we are dealing with emotions, the most notoriously difficult aspect of our existence, the hardest thing to overcome, the most powerful part of any human; if we can learn to control or come to terms with our emotions then we have the ability to achieve anything; our mind is our strongest ally when it works for us and our biggest enemy when it conspires against us, it is the one thing we have with us all the time, chattering away, telling us that we can (or cannot) do something; our mind has the ability to cause illness or avoid illness, it has the strength to give us the adrenaline to enact feats of heroism or collapse into moments of weakness and desperation. Positive mental health is imperative if we are to be happy.

Financial health is the least important of the three, yet it has the power to breed confidence. If we are financially stable we have the ability to enjoy many forms of freedom, to experience numerous ways of life, to devour unending types of pleasure. However, the imbalance of financial ‘success’ can also cause enormous amounts of stress, the responsibilities mount up with the assets, the inequalities with our mental and physical health can grow more acute with the financial burdens. The other end of the scale is no more attractive – financial poverty often leads to mental and physical poverty too. Balance is essential if we are to find what we truly desire.

To achieve the balance required, to come to a place of physical, mental and financial health is not easy. We are (as in so many things) ‘miseducated’ about what we truly need and what we can truly do without; we are not encouraged to find a balance in life, we are generally pushed towards one type of health or the other by those around us or that voice within us, given a specific life goal we have to achieve at the expense of finding a healthy balance in all three.

Physical health is very possible by doing a few simple things; drink water, lots of it – not sodas, fruit drinks, power drinks or alcoholic drinks; exercise regularly – and by that I mean do something for your body everyday, stretch, yoga, weights, walk, run, swim, whatever, but something that raises your temperature, that gets the blood flowing and the fat burning, you will be glad you did; eat small amounts but often, begin to change your 3 meal a day habit – snack on healthy foods, eat fruits, vegetables and proteins and vary your diet so it becomes a lifestyle not a fad. If you do these three things, then you can also splurge on the treats like alcohol once in a while, resting after exercise and candy every few days (not hours); once you begin to exercise properly and ingest food regularly your body’s metabolism will work constantly and will devour whatever you put into it so that even the ‘bad things’ disappear more quickly, and either way, you will notice an improvement in your energy levels and a rise in your self esteem. But, as I said, it has to become a way of life, not a momentary fad, and as it becomes a way of life it will become easier and easier to continue being healthy.

Mental health is achievable by being objective with your life. Humans are a very subjective species (meaning that we see a situation from our point of view without looking at it from the outside); and this subjectivity renders us helpless when it comes to overcoming our emotions; we must learn to see the bigger picture, and if we are able to do that we are able to see that we cannot control another human’s actions, we cannot force the world to bend to our will, we will always be confronted with obstacles and we will always have to avoid drama; that is just the way it is. So, knowing that, it suddenly becomes easier to accept change, to accept that each day we will have to keep our cool and work out a solution rather than trying to force life to be what we wish it was. It is imperative that we accept life for what it is, and then we can foresee most of the problems, issues and dramas that seem to blind side us so regularly. If we go forward hoping for the best but prepared for the worst then we go forth with a positive attitude and we are not horrified or defeated the moment something ‘unexpected’ comes our way because we were prepared to deal with whatever life throws at us. Simplifying a life is the best way to be at peace mentally; learning to eliminate unnecessary objects, people or occasions is the easiest way to find a life with balance which in turn will create mental stability and mental health.

Being financially independent is important; and we can all do it if we put our mind to it; no matter what socio-economic class you might come from it is possible to live in a home that is clean, efficient and attractive without having to go into debt, without having to stretch yourself to the limits. But it does come with the need for balance, and the self control to realize what you can and cannot afford at this time. For example there is no point having a television if you cannot pay your rent or afford a car; there is no point burdening yourself with the expense of cable if it means you cannot pay for gas or insurance on your car. And if you cannot afford a TV, then go to the library and read – you will learn more and you will grow more. Spend less and you don’t have to work so hard, learn to enjoy the simple pleasures again, realize that all of the best things in life are free and the all of a sudden you will come up with interesting ways to pass your time, more satisfying ways to spend your life, think outside the financial box, try to do things differently from the way you were taught, look at how the world really works and then question any choices you make to make sure they are right for you (not just what everyone else does), save a little and enjoy alot, be wise with your purchases, don’t buy something for the momentary buzz or screw someone over for the profit you think you gain, begin to re-work the way you employ yourself and try to work at a career you love, not just a job that makes you money – once you find financial balance you will feel a weight lifted off your mind. Financial freedom is possible with a little self discipline. On the other end of the scale, the need to be excessively wealthy will only impact your mental and physical health in the end, for your financial health will only be maintained if you spend an improper amount of time maintaining it at the expense of your physical activities and your mental capabilities. Being financially healthy requires balance, self discipline and the ability to see what you can and cannot afford to burden yourself with.

Your health is essential if you are to live with freedom; your physical health allows you the freedom to go wherever you may so desire; your mental health gives you the freedom to be alone or to surround yourself with positive energy; your financial health buys you the freedom of experience. Maintain each of these; decide to change the inbuilt ‘miseducation’ of the past and work out a new and easier way to exist.

Anything is possible if you choose health.

Guy Blews

Gangrene Natural and Alternative Treatment

Natural treatment for Gangrene, gangrene is  a complication of necrosis, which is characterized by the decay of body tissues, which will become black and/or green. It is caused by an infection such as blocked blood vessel. It is usually a result from critical insufficient blood and oxygen supply and is often associated with diabetes and long-term smoking.

There are three types of gangrene. The Wet gangrene, Dry and Gas Gangrene. Dry gangrene starts at the distal part of the limb due to ischemia and often occurs in the toes and feet of elderly patients due to arteriosclerosis.
The dark coloration is due to liberation of hemoglobin from hemolyzed red blood cells which is acted upon by hydrogen sulfide (H2S) produced by the bacteria, resulting in formation of black iron sulfide that remains in the tissues.[1] The line of separation usually brings about complete separation with eventual falling off of the gangrenous tissue if it is not removed surgically.
The early signs of dry gangrene are a dull ache and sensation of coldness in the affected area along with pallor of the flesh.
Wet gangrene occurs in naturally moist tissue and organs like the mouth, bowel, lungs, cervix, and vulva.Wet gangrene usually develops rapidly due to blockage of venous and/or arterial blood flow. The affected part is saturated with stagnant blood which promotes the rapid growth of bacteria.
Gas gangrene is a bacterial infection that produces gas within tissues. It is a deadly form of gangrene usually caused by Clostridium perfringens bacteria. Infection spreads rapidly as the gases produced by bacteria expand and infiltrate healthy tissue in the vicinity. Because of its ability to quickly spread to surrounding tissues, gas gangrene should be treated as a medical emergency.
Gas gangrene is caused by a bacterial exotoxin-producing clostridial species, which are mostly found in soil and other anaerobes.

Gangrene may sometimes be caused by a frostbite due to the oxygen-deprived areas dies. But yet it does not spread to any other areas, but the flesh dies and it becomes numb and turn dark.
he method of treatment is generally determined depending on location of affected tissue and extent of tissue loss. Gangrene may appear as one effect of foot binding.

This are some of the herbs recommended for treating gangrene Bayberry Root Bark,Burdock, Wild Carrot,Plantain Leaf.

Proper Nutrition helps more powerful in aiding the complication of gangrene. Alternative treatments may include self administered oxygen therapy. Researchers have discovered that if you withhold or deprive a cell 35% of its required levels of oxygen for two to three days, the cell will become malignant and will be prone to different kinds of sickness and diseases. People just don’t know the importance of oxygen supply of the body, lack of oxygen in our body system causes many diseases as so to speak. People should be educated that when our body has a large amount of oxygen no virus and bacterias can harm the human body.

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Home Treatment of Hemorrhoids – 6 Amazing Home Remedies to Treat ‘Emerods’ For Good

Hemorrhoids (piles) can be uncomfortable and quite an embarrassing condition. Dealing with the constant itching, burning, and swelling “down there” is one thing, having to carry this silent burden on your own is another. And those who suffer are understandably mum about “it”.

The good news is that there are now many options for home treatment of hemorrhoids.Below are six tips you can use to treat piles, right within the privacy and comforts of your own home:

Tip # 1: Utilize a sitz bath which it done by sitting in the bathtub with warm water for 15-20 minutes, several times a day. This can be vey effective in soothing the pain in the affected area.

Tip # 2: Avoid straining for prolonged periods (more than 30 seconds) when conducting bowel movements. Generally avoid putting too much pressure on the rectal vein.

Tip # 3: Another excellent home treatment of hemorrhoids is to go on a high-fiber diet (to soften stool) and drink lots of water.

Tip # 4: Dabbing some witch hazel on the affected area is a very good way to treat external piles. It contains properties that shrink the blood vessels and alleviate swelling and inflammation.

Tip # 5: Applying ice packs on the affected area is a great home treatment of hemorrhoids symptoms. Do this for about 15-20 minutes several times a day to reduce the pain “down there”.

Tip # 6: Start exercising to lose weight. Hemorrhoids are a very common malady for overweight/obese people since there is more pressure on the rectal/anal area.

How to Quickly and Confidently Spot a Fake 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar

1893-S Morgan silver dollars are so renowned, that more exist today than were originally minted. Most Counterfeit 1893-S Morgans consist of altered versions of existing genuine Morgan dollars.

The majority of 1893-S Morgan silver dollars are certified, so why would I need to know how to tell a fake one when I see it? Hasn’t NGC and PCGS already done that for me?

I’ve seen fake 1893-S Morgans both graded and raw. I have to assume PCGS and NGC graders both know how to spot a fake 1893-S Morgan, so when I see an example of a counterfeit slabbed in a legitimate looking holder, I have to figure the holder is as fake as the coin.

I also run across fake coin denial. Owners of these coins don’t want to admit they were fooled into buying a counterfeit coin. That’s a hard pill to swallow, especially when the owner paid top dollar for a graded coin with the confidence of it being blessed from a major third party grader.

The 1893-S date/mintmark is the most valuable of the Morgan designed dollars. Because of this, most counterfeit versions have been made by altering either the date, or the mintmark.

Learning to tell a fake 1893-S Morgan is simple, because ALL 100,000 coins were made from the same obverse die and two reverse dies. That makes the diagnostic really easy.

They all have the same obverse characteristics and not terribly different reverse characteristics. Any coin that doesn’t possess the telltale diagnostic characteristics is a fake. Learn what to look for, and you can spot a fake raw coin AND a fake graded coin.

The date is probably the easiest thing to pick out. Unlike other dies from the S, O, or P mints, the date has a flaw and a certain characteristic the altered coins won’t possess.

First, look closely at the 1. Does it line up exactly with the dentil directly under it? Can you draw a line right through the center of both?

Next, study the last numeral. As the date progresses, it slopes upward to the right, in relation to the edge. The 3 is noticeably higher than the 1 at the beginning. This is the easiest way to quickly spot a fake.

There are things to check in the “T” and “R” on LIBERTY, but they would need a microscope to detect. There’s a tiny die scratch in the “T” and a detail that resembles “rabbit ears” in the base of the “R”. ALL genuine 1893-S Morgans have this detail, if you happen to have a microscope check out this diagnostic detail.

You don’t really need to turn the coin over to make any more diagnostics on it.

Further diagnostics will only tell you how the alteration was made. The genuine “S” mintmark is clear and rounded. It isn’t a mushy blob. The top serif on the “S” is a vertical line, while the bottom serif is more like a triangle.

The next mintmark giveaway is the alignment of the “S”. It should be perfectly aligned. I’ve seen the “S” mintmark noticeably slanted, and it shouldn’t be. Also, the “S” is slightly filled in between the upper curve and the slant of the “S” as well as the lower curve and the slant.

Since most counterfeit 1893-S dollars are altered, continue to study the coin with a 10X glass. Rotate the coin and look for tooling marks around the 9 or 3 for signs of a date alteration on the obverse. Altered coins are usually the 1898-S, 1883-S, or 1893-P.

As collector values continue to increase with the 1893-S, the fakes will get even better. With emerging technologies, counterfeits will become almost perfect replicas of the original. My hope is that as technologies to accurately copy a coin advance, technologies to detect such copies will also keep up.

Is Obesity Hereditary?

Obesity increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions. What are the health risks associated with obesity? Obesity is associated with many serious preventable diseases including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, and respiratory disorders. While there is no single underlying cause of obesity, the bottom line is that excessive weight reflects an imbalance between energy input and energy output.

This rate of obesity raises concern because of its implications for the health of Americans. Obesity occurs over time when you eat more calories than you use. What are other factors associated with obesity? The large number of people with obesity and the serious health risks that come with it make understanding its causes and treatment crucial.

Obesity increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions. What is the role of physical activity and exercise in obesity? Obesity occurs when a person consumes more calories from food than he or she burns. When a person eats more calories than he or she burns, the energy balance is tipped toward weight gain and obesity.

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Obesity is not just a cosmetic consideration; it is a dire health dilemma directly harmful to one’s health. Obesity tends to run in families, suggesting a genetic cause.

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person’s body mass index BMI is the most accurate measurement of body fat for children and adults.

However, families also share diet and lifestyle habits that may contribute to obesity. Separating genetic from other influences on obesity is often difficult. Even so, science does show a link between obesity and heredity.

How Long Will it Take to Get My Pharmacy Tech Certification?

As most people know, a health care related career is some of the most important work a person can do. Whether a doctor, a nurse, or a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, health care workers strive to keep people healthy. And what could be more important than that?

For those looking into a health care career, the position of Pharmacy Technician may appeal to you. Depending on the workplace, a Pharmacy Technician has a variety of duties and responsibilities, from counting out pills to corresponding with customers, and each duty is important. Even routine tasks, such as labeling bottles, can be of life-or-death importance– as, of course, it’s imperative that patients are given the correct medications in the correct doses.

The hourly earnings of a Pharmacy Technician also vary from workplace to workplace. Pharmacy Techs who earn the most generally work in hospitals, where they earn an average of $13 hourly. The lowest-earning Pharmacy Technicians work in health or personal care stores, with about a $10.50 hourly wage. Obviously, where you choose to work as a Pharmacy Technician matters. And because hospitals and other highly specialized locations pay best, they also look for the best Technicians– that is, Pharmacy Techs with certification.

Training to Be a Pharmacy Technician

While some smaller drug stores, etc., simply provide on-the-job training to untrained Pharmacy Technicians, most higher-paying locations look for Pharmacy Technicians with formal training and certification. To obtain this, most aspiring Pharmacy Techs attend online or classroom training courses. When choosing a Pharmacy Tech course, there are several things to keep in mind, such as length of course, depth of subject matter, and quality of the course (accreditation).

How Long Will it Take?

Most Pharmacy Technician training courses run from about six months to a year, depending on the course. In that time, you will learn the skills required to operate a pharmacy, follow correct pharmaceutical procedures, provide the correct drug dosages, and assist the pharmacist in administrative tasks. This course also helps to prepare you for your PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) exam or ExCPT (Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians).

While there are very few current federal and state laws governing the need for Pharmacy Tech certification, having a PTCB or ExCPT certification is becoming the standard. Passing one or more of these examinations is of key importance.

What if I Need to Finish Faster?

If you don’t have the six months to a year it takes to complete a Pharmacy Tech training course, there are several options available. As the certification is more important to potential employers than the formal training, you can choose to focus your time on studying for the test. You can do this either by studying the test materials, or taking one of the variety of short “crash course” cramming sessions offered by some schools. Most of these courses are from a few hours to several days, and are designed to give you all the information you need to pass you PTCB or ExCPT exams.

Jim Morrison and The Doors Documentary – The Drugs Don’t Work

The new documentary movie “When You’re Strange” about the rock group The Doors, is also a tale about the devastating effect drugs can have on a single person. The movie depicts the slow albeit inevitable fall of an iconic and unique singer of his time.

We have heard it all before–the mix of rock music and drug abuse. The stories have been told time and again. It is difficult to mention one single musician from the period of the Sixties and Seventies who has not been involved in some kind of drug or alcohol abuse.

Nevertheless, while I was watching the new documentary movie–filled with emotions and nostalgia over the brilliant music and original footage–I was stunned by the unfiltered insight into the lives of these powerful yet vulnerable artists. It is surprisingly easy to put yourself in the shoes of a bold and boisterous Jim Morrison who experience a new found freedom and power with his ability to influence a whole generation with–mere poetry! It is an immensely arduous task to control and use this power in a responsible and constructive way. The void is filled with the easiest solution: drugs and alcohol.

As a group The Doors created awesome quality and quantity of their art in a unique format. Ray Manzarek with his classical Bach inspired approach to the organ playing, Robbie Krieger’s exploding jazz and blues lines on the guitar, John Densmore on drums being the sole guarantee of the rhythm in the loose and experimenting style of the music, over which Jim Morrison would resound his deep voice filled with pathos and mystery.

I shall neither be pedantic or judgmental when I claim that certain episodes could easily have been avoided. The famous “Miami incident” where Jim Morrison ended up being arrested on a doubtful and ridiculous charge of “indecent exposure” would never have happened had the accused been in a less intoxicated state.

As it happens Jim Morrison continued his abuse until his body simply folded and he died in Paris in 1971. The other members of the group who likewise had been taken various substances but stopped in due time and are today very much alive and healthy, Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger playing the songs of The Doors at concerts under the name Riders On The Storm.

Other artists tell similar stories–Eric Clapton was not even touching a guitar in a period of heavy drug abuse, Keith Richard reports that he made great records with The Rolling Stones not because of but in spite of the drugs.

It seems to me that nowadays rock musicians have a more ethical and sensible approach to drugs in general. This is also due to many good drug rehab programs such as Narconon being available so it is possible to be a productive and living artist today.

Lyme disease rash: Symptom like a bull's eye appearance on the body

In the United States, most of the people are suffering from the Lyme Disease and this disease is now growing rapidly in all over the world.

Lyme disease rash occurs due to the tick bite. It seems like an oval shaped reddish circle and a minute dot could be found straight at the center of the rash. The disease is a major concern and so it becomes very important to compare the rash you received with the other known skin rashes that do not relates to the Lyme, which means the ringworm. Ringworm (Tinea) is actually a fugal infection, which the physician must have to test for the fungus. The ringworm can also be treated with the anti-fungal creams. However, the Lyme disease rash is a kind of symptom that makes a person ill, gifting him a disease that makes them sick for some long time.

Most of the doctors do not understand whether it is a lyme disease rash or something else, and due to this, they tell their patients that the infection is of spider bite. So one need to understand the Lyme disease treatment and the symptoms, which will help to get cured soon. Those receive Lyme disease rash must know that it is a major symptom of Lyme disease and will later become risky if not treated on time. The rash may increase, making the area itchy. In fact, in many cases people do not experience any itchiness. Spider bites also give same reaction on the skin just like the Lyme disease, so many gets confused. However, in spider bites, which then leave rashes can be later extremely painful, but a Lyme disease rash never brings any kind of pain to the area.

Unfortunately, the Lyme disease rash occurs in very rare cases and due to that, doctors do not identify the disease at first chance. In general, the appearance of the rash seems like bull’s eye. So remember not all of the cases get the same bull’s eye appearance. Well, a Lyme disease rash is not all the time could be found at the location of the tick bite. In many cases, the rash has even resulted in misdiagnosis. In one of the case, the size of the rash even became like a quarter or silver dollar. The size of the rash may differ as per the condition. In fact, many people even got more than one rashes on the body that marks with reddish color all over.

In this case, even if the disease is not predictable at on the spot or may take time, one need to start the treatment and get rid out of such evil disease that makes the person irritative due to its itching rashes.

Advantages Of Herbal Medicine Over Conventional Medicine

Herbs are making their mark, many of us believe in the power of herbs and their benefits for health and wellbeing. Modern medicine has not been so keen to look at herbal medicine and prefer to prescribe manufactured medications that are clinically researched and trialled.

Organic herbal remedies are making their presence felt nevertheless, even though modern medicine does not acknowledge it or give it any credence. Of course we can agree that modern medicine has been very effective in the prevention and treatment of many diseases. There are so many ailments and conditions that were fatal hundreds of years ago and can now be treated with modern medicine. This has helps increase the life span of many individuals today.

So many of us opt for herbal remedies and although new laws and regulations are often passed to regress the growth of herbal medicine there are those of us who stull choose to treat themselves using natural and complementary remedies.

Disadvantage Of Modern Medicine

However there is a side of modern medicine that also must a acknowledged and this is that these medicines are made in labs using synthetic ingredients and often there are side effects to contend with. Some side effects can be quite harsh while some may be milder. These negative side effects are the price to pay, while with herbal medicine there is much less chance of this happening if at all. There have been cases where in modern medicine the side effects supersede the actual benefits of the drug and can be quite dangerous. Herbal supplements medicine works on a more holistic level or targeting the cause and treating perhaps more mildly but over long term use has shown to offer good results for many.

Statistics in the USA reveal that one of the other disadvantages of modern medicine is that many patients often experience complications die to various medicines and these can often lead to death. The other disadvantage is the price tag, for most people in the developing world the price of these medicines would be unaffordable. Millions of people cannot afford medical treatment and therefore often lose their lives as they are unable to seek treatment.

One of the most debilitating facts about modern medicine over herbal medicine is that that it emphasizes the cure rather than prevention. This has led to the pharmaceutical industry become a multi-billion dollar market where profits become more important than anything else. Herbal and alternative medicine believes in prevention and treating the cause rather than the symptoms.

While herbal supplements seem to become popular, even the beauty industry is steering that way. These days many brands are looking into herbs as their ingredients for their ethical beauty products and skin care products. Even hair care has gone herbal with so many new brands offering natural hair care products.

What Happens If My Body Doesn’t Have Enough Vitamins?

When you see information about vitamins, you often see the word ‘essential’ right before ‘vitamins’. Have you ever wondered why? It’s actually quite simple. Our bodies require vitamins and minerals to function at optimum efficiency. It’s interesting, then, that our bodies are incapable of producing most vitamins and minerals for themselves. Instead we have to source these necessary vitamins and minerals from outside sources.

Vitamins occur naturally in many of the foods we at, as they are organic compounds. You can also get vitamins in the form of a vitamin supplement. A staggering thirteen vitamins are considered necessary to perform crucial functions in the body such as provide protection against infection and diseases, helping the body grow, helping the body’s metabolism and the removal of waste products.

The body uses vitamins a little like building blocks. It puts all the different blocks together in different combinations to produce the hormones and enzymes that control things such as heart rate, glucose levels, blood pressure and other chemical reactions.

Can I Have Too Many Vitamins?

Over the years, guidelines for the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of each vitamin and mineral have been formulated. These take into account a person’s age, gender, and current state of health. A pregnant woman, for example, needs a certain combination of vitamins in order to protect the fetus from birth defects. An adult man requires different types and amounts of vitamins to an adult woman. Also, the nutritional requirements of children, teenagers and the elderly are quite different.

Food basically acts like fuel for your body. If you give your body the best type of fuel it will be able to perform at optimum levels. Give it dirty or bad fuel, and you’ll begin to notice a decline in performance levels.

What Happens If I Don’t Have Enough Vitamins?

Vitamin deficiencies tend to grow over time, so the first signs may be hardly noticeable. However, down the road they can lead to serious health issues. Not enough people eat a nutritionally balanced diet nowadays. It’s common for adults to have very poor eating habits. Healthy, natural foods have been replaced by processed foods, high fat foods, fast food and restaurant food.

Unfortunately we can’t take a look inside our body and see what exactly is going wrong in there thanks to our poor dietary habits. Most people don’t even think about what they’re eating until they start to put on excess weight and it becomes very noticeable. Excess weight is often one of the later signs, and by the time you notice the extra weight, there could already be serious trouble brewing inside.

A lack of Vitamin C can lead to tiredness, weakness, sore muscles and bleeding gums. If you’re low on Vitamin D, you can end up with weak or possible even deformed bones. Not enough Vitamin E can cause the destruction of vital red blood cells. In extreme cases vitamin deficiencies can even lead to death.

If you’re concerned you may be lacking some essential vitamins thanks to bad eating habits, than a vitamin supplement can be a good way to fill the gaps. The only way to know for sure if your body isn’t getting enough vitamins is to have a blood test. Generally, though, if you think you might not be getting enough vitamins, you’re probably right. Try a daily multivitamin supplement and you might just be surprised at how much better you feel overall.

Cold Sore Remedy What Works Fast

There’s not much that you can do to improve the look of a cold sore. There’s just no hiding or covering up an unsightly blister parked on the front of your face. But, although there’s no magic pill for getting rid of full blown cold sores quickly, and there’s no way of preventing another one from coming in the future, there is a cold sore remedy or two out there that can actually speed up the healing and take away some of the pain and discomfort.

Act Fast with Any Cold Sore Remedy

Any cold sore remedy you come across will instruct you to take action as soon as you feel that tingle telling you a cold sore is about to come calling. Whether your cold sore remedy of choice is an old fashioned remedy or a doctor prescribed pill, taking action right away, instead of waiting for the blister to form, can decrease the amount of time a cold sore will stick around, and can also keep the cold sore from spreading.

The Petroleum Jelly Cold Sore Remedy

The petroleum jelly cold sore remedy requires you to coat your lip as soon as you feel the cold sore tingle, and keep the area moist with petroleum jelly for as long as the cold sore hangs around. The petroleum jelly will keep the cold sore from spreading and will also keep it from drying up; which often leads to cracking, bleeding and lots of discomfort.

The Benzocaine Ointment Remedy

If you are interested in a cold sore remedy that will not only add moisture, but also more effectively deal with the pain then you might want to try a lip balm with benzocaine. These ointments provide a local anesthetic which affectively numbs the lip area.

The Tea Bag Remedy

Your grandma was right: a tea bag is actually a great cold sore remedy. The tannins found in a moist tea bag actually have some healing power. Use a moist tea bag like a cold compress on your lip for up to ten minutes, and repeat this several times a day. You’ll stop the spread of your cold sore and speed up the healing process.

Recommended Medical Centers in Bandung, Indonesia

Bandung is the capital city of the province of West Java, Indonesia. Bandung is located about 768 m above the sea level, and thus has mild temperatures the entire year. The average rainfall that this city receives ranges from 1,000 meters to 3,500 meters. The city of Bandung is completely surrounded by active volcanoes and the average temperature is 22 degrees centigrade.

Bandung has been a hub for research and development and has attracted several foreign collaborators in its latest developments and in its treatment of various diseases. Most doctors in Bandung understand English easily making communication a non issue. The following are some of the good hospitals one can find in Bandung.

Bandung Adventist Hospital: This hospital has facilities for the treatment of all sorts of diseases, and thus is one of the most popular hospitals in the entire country. The hospital is well endowed with modern facilities and services for the treatment of cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, and general surgery. 12 of the hospital’s primary services are endorsed wholeheartedly by the Indonesian Government.

Santosa Bandung Hospital: This hospital is of international repute, and has branches in most modern cities of the world. Santosa Bandung hospital is equipped with about 400 beds, and occupies a vast area of 36,000 square meters. The hospital started its operations in the year 2006 when it was inaugurated by the Indonesian Health Minister – Dr. Siti Fadilh Supari. The hospital is well equipped with modern facilities and more than 200 specialists. The hospital is also collaborating with other overseas hospitals like Singhealth and Epworth Hospital.

Bethesda Hospital: This hospital was founded early on in 1899 and is one of the oldest in Bandung. This private hospital is one of the biggest hospitals in the city. It is marked by the quality of its facilities and services which are of international repute. Bethesda has also been certified as an ISO 9002 Hospital.

Hasan Sadikin Hospital: Established in 1810, it owes its origin to the Dutch colonial rulers. This hospital was initially a center of treatment for the Japanese troops and military personnel. Since then, under the rule of the current Indonesian government the hospital has been remodeled and recast in terms of its customer base and its focus.

Choosing A Preparatory Course In Medicine

Preparatory courses usually are college degrees that are taken prior to the medicine courses from medical colleges and universities. The number of years ranges from two to four years depending on the requirements stated by governing laws per country that confers an individual of a Bachelor’s degree.

Preparatory courses are pre-requisites to a course in the field of medicine to equip students with general knowledge as well as assess IQ and their overall academic performances that gauge them whether or not they are capable of pursuing another step of a higher level of education. Most of these courses are science in nature although a course in other entirely different field such as in the Arts is allowed depending on every country as long as students pass the entrance exams or qualify the general admission examinations for medicine known as GMAT or NMAT, depending on every country.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Science definitely opens up to larger career possibilities as science courses are becoming valuable and diverse. One of the courses that students pursue in preparation for medicine is a degree in Biology. As medicine is composed of many science-related subjects, a course in biology has initially prepared students and given them a better and profoundly larger and wider scope of understanding of the different science subjects in medicine. In biology, students have already been exposed to the human anatomy and physiology, a field which is predominant to medicine course as medical students will be dealing their entire medicine career with the human body and its diseases.

Another well-preferred preparatory course is Bachelor of Science in Nursing. With such degree, a graduate nurse, aside from having finished the basic science subjects has already been oriented to the basic internal activities of a hospital through the clinical exposure which is an advantage and an edge over other graduates of non-nursing courses. Nurses spent most of their time attending to the sick and answer holistically to the ill in a general aspect guided by their own distinct and unique nursing diagnosis. Nurses do not treat disease like doctors however they act and provide care in response to individual problems done in the nursing way and in an individualized manner.

Another preferred course is Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. Graduates of such course have been well-versed with the different causative agents of diseases, its mode of transmission and medication for which type of drugs that such microorganism are highly susceptible or resistant that will effectively and immediately curtail the growth of the causative agents.

Dry Psoriasis: How to Deal With Psoriasis

Do you want to solve your dry psoriasis problems? Are you prepared to learn the best psoriasis treatment?

This article attempts to explain the causes of psoriasis and how you can deal with itchy and dry psoriasis 

Anyone who suffers from psoriasis knows the heartache and embarrassment that goes along with the disease. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes dry, scaly itching, rashes, and large red wounds. The rash is not pretty and the weepy wounds can be hard to cover up. The embarrassment can cause you to feel uncomfortable in public and have you dressed from head to toe, even in the hottest months of summer.

Psoriasis is nothing to be embarrassed about; it is a skin condition with no cure. Though you should try to avoid scratching at all cost, it is not always possible. Anytime you have unsightly wounds or rashes, going out in public can be difficult, but it should not keep you indoors or hiding out.

Many times it may seem like you are the only person who suffers from psoriasis. The truth is many other people feel the exact same way. Just as you cover up your rashes, other people are out there doing the same thing. The person in the chair next to you at work may suffer from psoriasis and you would never know. There are many people out there who suffer psoriasis and countless other skin problems. If it helps, you can join a local support group with others just like you.

Leaving the comfort of your home and exposing your rashes can be difficult. It’s easy to sit at home in shorts and t-shirt; you are used to the rashes and patchy skin. However, hiding out in your house can just lead to more problems. Feelings of anxiety or depression can sink in and that added stress can actually cause the psoriasis to become even worse.

Stand up proud and tell people that you suffer from psoriasis. The rashes and scars, from previous outbreaks, will most likely be noticeable so you might as well stop the whispers and stares. Talking about the condition will also help get the awareness out there. There may be people all around who suffer from the same symptoms but never knew what they had. Talking about psoriasis will empower you to take charge over the ailment instead of allowing it to take charge over you.

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