Ankle Rehabilitation

When playing sports and exercising, injuries are bound to happen. One of the most common injuries to occur is an ankle sprain. An ankle sprain is an injury to the ligaments. The ligaments, which connect the bones to one another, support and stabilize your ankle. This could take a week or even a few months to heal. Knowing the proper methods of rehabilitation can cut down on healing time and improve ankle strength. Here are a few simple steps to a speedy recovery.
The first step to recovery is Rest. Once you have sprained your ankle swelling and pain will generally occur. Limit your mobility during this time and wear a brace or air cast for ankle protection. Stay off your ankle for as long as it takes the swelling to go down. If you continue to walk or put pressure on the ankle further injuries could occur during this step in the recovery.
The second step to recovery is Icing your ankle. Icing your ankle can help prevent further swelling, pain, and dysfunction. Ice your ankle for no more than 20 minutes, three to four times a day. Icing your ankle too long can cause more damage and hurt your recovery. Using a wrap to apply around the ice and your ankle can help prevent swelling and is often more comfortable.
The third step is Compression. Compression of your ankle helps to immobilize and support your injury. After a sprain, your ankle is weak and vulnerable. Keeping your ankle protected with ankle braces and wraps is very important. Compression to the ankle should not be too tight. If compression is too tight, then the circulation will be impaired and the healing process will be slowed. The less activity you do during this time the better, but if you do have to become mobile, use protection.
The fourth and final step is Elevation. Keeping your foot elevated by pillows or blankets is a vital step to recovery. It helps minimize swelling and helps prevent pain. Keep your ankle at heart level during this period and try to elevate for 24-48 hours.
Performing the correct rehabilitation is monumental in any recovery process. Following these four easy steps is an easy way to gain strength and mobility back to your ankle. All injuries are different, so if you do not see results within a few weeks, consult a doctor or a professional.

IBS – The Hidden Irritants and Offenders

You have been following all the necessary steps to avoid irritable bowel syndrome and yet still find yourself fighting the bloating, cramping, gas and other discomforts associated with IBS. You can’t imagine why this is occurring but after careful examination of your life, you will find you are missing one important factor. You may have overlooked the hidden Sorbitol, and other sugar substitutes that have sneaked into your life.

These sugar substitutes come under the heading of “alcohol sugars” and are used as sugar substitutes in many products, most you are probably unaware of, and using on a daily basis. They come under the name of Sorbitol, Mannitol, Xylitol and they not only lead to symptoms of IBS (gas, cramping, bloating) but they also create a laxative effect. If you happen to be someone who has a sensitive digestive tract, you have most likely been experiencing the reactions created by these chemicals.

They are found in:

Toothpastes

Plaque Reducing Rinses

Mouthwash

Breath Mints

Chewing Gum

Diet Foods

Ice Creams

Sugar-Free Foods and Products

Now, not all toothpastes and mouthwashes contain these substances but it is worth your while to find out which ones do and switch to the ones that do not. One cannot help but swallow some toothpaste, mouthwash or plaque reducing formulas. Residue always remains in the mouth and swallowing afterwards sends these chemicals directly to the gut. Again, a sensitive digestive tract will often react.

Here are a few hints and tips to avoid ingesting these products:

Begin by checking the ingredients of your toothpaste, mouthwash, plaque reducers, chewing gum, mints, and all other artificially sweetened products (ice creams, frozen desserts, drinks). Look for the word Sorbitol, Mannitol, or Xylitol on labels.

Any product or food with the term “sugar free” is usually a tip-off to one of these chemicals. Begin to weed these products out of your house and replace them with those which do not contain these ingredients. There are many sugar substitutes which do not contain these ingredients. Opt for them if intestinal upset is your problem.

Whenever given a choice, select natural products over chemical. Better living through chemistry does not always correlate to a healthy intestinal tract. You will never go wrong when doing so. Many manufacturers of low-cal or diet products use these chemicals as well. If you are dieting and experiencing intestinal distress, check out your labels. After elimination of these chemicals, you will notice an absence of gas, bloating and bathroom urgency.

In order to prevent this upset in the future, do yourself a favor and investigate all of your sugar-free products, snacks, pharmaceuticals and hygiene products. You’ll be doing your digestive tract a favor.

Why Would My Husband Claim To Feel Loss After Cheating Or Having An Affair?

I sometimes hear from wives who are confused because they can’t help but notice that their husband seems to very detached and depressed after his affair is over. They often can’t ignore the fact that he is moping around the house, is withdrawn, or is so introverted that he’s not interacting with hardly anyone. This is often in contrast to the way that the husband was acting while the affair was still going on.

I heard from a wife who said: “my husband has been so down after I found out about his affair and made him end it. This is so upsetting to me. I have straight out asked him what his problem is. Usually he would change the subject, insist that nothing was wrong, or just ignore the question, but the other day he admitted that he felt “a sense of loss” on many levels. Frankly, this both surprised and angered me. I’m the one who should be feeling a sense of loss. I’m the one who lost the marriage and the husband I thought I had. I’m the one who is finding out that my life has been a lie. Why would a man feel a sense of loss after an affair? Is he just saying this to make me feel sorry for him?”

Men actually can feel a sense of loss after an affair is over for a various reasons. I will discuss some of these reasons in the following article.

Men Sometimes Feel A Sense Of Loss Because Of A Perceived Lack Of Closure: Many men build up the affair in their own minds. In order to be able to betray their wife, they need to be able to justify these actions in some way. So, they will try to convince themselves that the other woman or the affair is something very special. And as such, they might be very upset when they have to let these things go. (This sense of loss will usually fade with time.)

Another consideration is that often, once the wife finds out about the affair, she will demand that it end immediately. As a result, the husband will often be forced to break things off without a lot of warning or closure. So one day the other woman is in his life, and the next day, she is simply gone. This can bring about a sense of loss because everyone knows that, even though ending the affair is often the only right decision, the relationship didn’t come to a natural end. Again, these feelings fade over time as the high emotions and the immediacy of the situation begin to wane.

He May Also Feel A Sense Of Loss Because The Way That You Used To See Him Might Be Gone Forever: No matter what he says or how he acts, men are often at least somewhat disappointed in themselves when an affair ends. Often, they previously tried to convince themselves that no one will have to know or that no one is going to be hurt. However, when this doesn’t turn out to be true and they must face the fact that their actions did cause a lot of pain, this can be a crushing blow.

They suddenly realize that you are likely to never see them in quite the same way again. They also know that your marriage won’t be the faithful relationship that it once was. In short, they know that their actions are going to have serious consequences over a long period of time and this too can bring about a sense of loss.

Finally, he can feel a sense of loss in terms of himself. Once he has time for reflection and admits to himself how much of a mistake this was, he will also have to admit what this says about his character and about him as a person and as a man. He may have always seen himself as an honest person or someone who has a high amount of integrity and now he may have to admit that, at least for right now, he is lacking in the character he thought or wished he had. He’ll also need to admit that he has a lot of work to do to even begin to regain the ground that has been lost.

Hopefully this article has shown you that there are many reasons that a man might feel a sense of loss after the affair. None of these reasons need to mean that your marriage is over, that your husband is an awful person, or that he doesn’t love you. All of these things can be worked through if both people are determined enough to make it so.

My advice is not to dwell too much on this. Accept that both of you are going to have some unfortunate feelings but are going to have to march forward anyway. Often, with the passage of time, this sense of loss and regret will begin to wane as the two of you make progress and the other woman becomes just a memory rather than a presence in your lives.

Cellulitis skin infection – what a painful experience

Even though cellulitis infection affects thousands of people all over the world every year, many people are not aware of the seriousness of this condition. Not only is this potentially deadly, but even the non-life-threatening kinds of cellulitis infection can be very painful. Cellulitis infection generally affects one in the arms or legs, but it can affect virtually any part of the body. And what is more, both young and old, men and women, adults as well as children and people of virtually any race or ethnic groups are susceptible.

Cellulitis infection occurs when a bacteria, commonly strep or staph enters the skin through a cut, bruise or other opening. If the bacteria starts penetrating deeper and deeper, then more complications can arise. Especially if the blood stream or lymph nodes get infected with the bacteria then it can be potentially deadly. Additionally, the pain could be debilitating and excruciating.

It is therefore important that if you have a cut or a bruise, and the surrounding area starts getting redder progressively, the skin starts getting tender and you start feeling severe pain that simply does not go away with standard over the counter medications, then you take your condition seriously and immediately get medical attention. This is not just for pain relief, but also to diagnose and get treatment for potentially more dangerous conditions that may exist such as a cellulitis infection.

By receiving prompt and qualified medical care, you may avert more complications such as sepsis or necrosis that could be life threatening.

Overcoming Depersonalization/Derealization in the Shortest Time Possible!

Depersonalization may be triggered in many ways such through the consumption of drugs, being a victim of traumatic events or by any other profusely emotionally negative experiences. The feeling of dissociation is best described as feeling almost like living in a dream and is often accompanied by unpleasant psychiatric issues including panic attacks.

I myself have suffered from depersonalization for 10 long month, struggling every single day to find the ultimate panacea. However over the course of suffering I have experimented with a variety of methods which I hoped would help me in combating the underlying issues. Although certain methods proved to be inefficient and rather did the opposite to that I anticipated, others worked like a miracle! Among these are exercise, meditation and most importantly acquiring knowledge about anxiety and its sources as it is crucial to understand what is evoking the unpleasant feelings in you.

Throughout the process of analyzing your origins of anxiety try to experiment with universal methods of combating anxiety such as:

– Exercising

– Eating vital supplements with anxiolytic properties such as L-theanine

– Meditation

– Constantly occupying yourself with some work

The main trick that will help you get out of the state of depersonalization is stop paying attention to it and rather focus on your every-day life. By thinking and obsessing about it you are further feeding it and so prolonging the whole recovery process.

All of the above mentioned tips have helped me to relieve anxiety in the long-run and I have to emphasize the word long-run since alleviating anxiety is a difficult process and requires a lot of patience because it takes practice to control it and to fully understand it. Therefore you have to accept the fact that your recovery will not happen overnight, but rather gradually, by a small step at a time eventually reaching full satisfaction. However the pace of the treatment and recovery can be immensely sped up by practicing such techniques as exercise or acquiring knowledge about anxiety triggers. Remember, you will have to get involved in order to experience relief, so start practicing various methods that have been proven to ease the symptoms of anxiety and do not be afraid to experiment because what may not work for others may work for you!

Once you learn to master these steps you will be a much more confident and happy person than you have ever been and that is something to look forward to!

Keeping Your Pet Canary in Optimum Health

Depending on your home environment, sleeping habits and other factors like what shift you cover at work, there’s a fairly good chance that your canary is suffering from exposure to TOO MUCH light and activity… kind of like a Canary Insomnia!

If you’ve ever had a long-term struggle falling asleep at night, you know how big of an impact such a seemingly small problem can have on your health and your entire life…

It starts out with a lot of yawning and stretching, but eventually can progress to making serious errors in judgment while driving, intense emotional stress… it’s even been directly linked to suicide attempts!

Obviously, getting enough sleep and rest is INTEGRAL to your overall health and well-being as it is with your pet canaries!

Every “season” in your canary’s life is determined NOT by the temperature (as many newbie owners believe) but by the total number of hours of sunlight the birds are exposed to…

Too much sunlight can cause chronic moulting and can throw the canary’s natural breeding cycle into total chaos.

The best way to avoid these problems (especially if you stay up fairly late watching television or reading books) is simply to “mimic” sunrise and sunset in your own home with a drop cloth on the cage – when the sun physically goes down outside, cover your canary cage with a drop cloth or towel that “blacks out” all light that might otherwise penetrate the cage. Then, in the morning, when the sun comes up, remove the cloth.

This will serve as an artificial preventative measure that will keep your canary’s natural cycle “on schedule”, leaving you with a happier, healthier bird. Easy:-) Another important factor in your pet canary’s lifespan is fresh air, or lack of it. Canaries have incredibly sensitive lungs that are unable to filter out a number of the everyday chemicals we as human beings have come to take for granted. If you’re a smoker, and you smoke inside of your house, you’ll need to make your canary an outdoor pet, which can be not only dangerous, but in some living arrangements – impossible!

THIS CAN KILL YOUR CANARIES INSTANTLY!

Even if you’re willing to start smoking outdoors, you’ll first need to quit smoking indoors, open up the house to breeze, do a thorough cleaning to remove the tar and nicotine from the walls.

Open up the windows so that sunlight is hitting the walls and furniture, “activating” the smoke smell. Give it about a week (at least) before introducing your canary into the home.

Other potential health risks indoors include:

room deodorizers, bug sprays, oven cleaners, harsh chemical cleaners, Teflon and the other main components of non-stick cookware (as you cook, these break down, releasing chemicals that will rapidly debilitate your canary to the point of death). A poorly kept habitat and the wrong foods can be DEADLY for canaries!

Pancreatic Diseases – Chronic Pancreatitis

Have you or a loved one been hospitalized with acute pancreatitis (pain, nausea, bloating, fever and so on) only to be discharged later when the symptoms subsided? What should you do next? Should you try to forget this horrible experience and pretend that nothing has happened?

No, ignoring the underlying problem is a bad idea. Statistics show that many people who have had 1-2 attacks of acute pancreatitis go on to contract the chronic form of this condition.  Chronic pancreatitis is a much more intense and complicated disease. Therefore, an attack of acute pancreatitis should be a serious wake up call to change your diet and your lifestyle.  Additionally you need to focus on the health of your liver and gallbladder.

You may be thinking to yourself, “Why should I worry about my liver and gallbladder? I was told I have problem with my pancreas.”  Old European doctors knew that if their patient had chronic pancreatitis then they needed to look for liver problems.  To understand the liver, gallbladder / pancreas connection, we have to accept the idea that all of the upper GI tract organs (such as the stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and duodenum) work together as an orchestra.  Failure in one of these organs causes problems in whole GI system. The GI tract orchestra is conducted by digestive hormones and the nervous system.

To truly understand the relationship between the liver, gallbladder and the pancreatic gland one needs to know about anatomy and physiology, or the structure and function of these organs.

The liver is our body’s chemical factory and performs many vital tasks. The most important function of the liver is the manufacture and release of bile. Everything we eat makes its way to the liver, and the liver uses the food to produce vital nutrients for our cells – and for our whole body! 

The liver also removes the toxins from our body by dividing them into water-soluble and fat-soluble substances. First, the liver makes water-soluble wastes less toxic and then moves them to the blood and the kidneys for elimination from the body. Second, the liver moves the fat-soluble wastes into the bile before moving the wastes through the small and large intestines and out of the body.

The cells of the liver secrete bile into a network of ducts.  These ducts meet to form the common bile duct which carries bile from the gallbladder and liver.

The common bile duct merges with the pancreatic duct. The pancreatic duct carries the pancreatic juice with digestive enzymes from the pancreas into a small cavity (the Ampulla of Vater) that opens into the duodenum.

It is very important that the pressure in the pancreatic duct is always higher than the pressure in the bile duct; therefore bile cannot reach the pancreatic cells. A blend of bile and pancreatic juice goes through the Ampulla of Vater into the duodenum.

In the duodenum there is a valve called the Sphincter of Oddi.  The Sphincter of Oddi controls secretions from the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder into the duodenum section of the small intestine.  Spasm or blockage of this valve may cause pancreatic juice to back up, thereby increasing the pressure inside the pancreatic duct. Digestive enzymes trapped inside the pancreas start to digest their own pancreatic cells, causing congestion, inflammation, pain, cysts and finally the death of pancreatic tissue.

Hepatitis, fatty liver, parasites, congestion, inflammation, infection and other liver and gallbladder problems can cause the bile to be thick and make it difficult to for the bile to move through the ducts.

Gallbladder stones can also block bile movement, increasing the pressure into the Ampulla of Vater and backing up the pancreatic juices. This is a condition that doctors call biliary pancreatic reflux.

The body may manufacture gallbladder stones due to poor eating habits, body acidity, hormonal changes, lack of exercise, or being overweight or obese. The size of gallbladder stones can range upwards from the size of a piece of sand. 

Treating the Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreatic disorders is difficult by conventional medicine. Chronic pancreatitis significantly decreases the quality of life and this disease is associated with a reduction in life expectancy. Beside allopathic approach,alternative medicine offers people with chronic pancreatitis many non-drug methods of healing, such as:

  • Herbs
  • Acupuncture
  • Healing Diet
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Point massage and exercises
  • Chiropractic manipulations
  • Consumption Karlovy Vary Healing Mineral Water made from the Genuine Karlovy Vary Thermal Spring salt
  • Relaxation techniques, hypnosis, and self-hypnosis by using a CD at home
  • Colon hydrotherapy, which can restore friendly intestinal flora
  • Anti-Candida program, etc.

Many of these alternative therapies can decrease pressure inside the pancreas, promote proper digestion, lessen inflammation, and alleviate pain.

Drinking mineral water made from the Genuine Karlovy Vary Thermal Spring salt for healing purposes is completely unknown by the American public and medical professionals.

Contrary, European doctors have been used healing mineral water preparing from the Karlovy Vary Thermal Spring Salt for pancreas, liver and gallbladder diseases for more than 250 years. A lot of scientific texts, books, articles and dissertations have been published describing the positive effects of this water. Unfortunately, most of them have been published in Czech, German, Russian so there are mostly unknown by American medical establishment and patients.

According to European research the most important action of the water in chronic pancreatic diseases is enhancing production and flow of bile and pancreatic juice, opening the Sphincter of Oddi and decreasing pressure inside the pancreatic duct. Additionally, this healing mineral water preparing from the Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt supplies the pancreas with the alkaline minerals and bicarbonates, the main ingredients of the pancreatic juice. Alkaline pH is essential for pancreatic juice since digestive enzymes work only in an alkaline environment.

Czech doctors and scientists found also that the water can promote secretion and increase the activity of pancreatic enzymes in healthy individuals, patients with chronic pancreatitis, and people after gallbladder removal. Drinking this water promotes secretion and elimination of liquid, alkaline bile, cleanse the bile ducts from small gallbladder stones as well.

Complementary allopathic and non-drug therapy can help to prevent the exacerbation of chronic pancreatitis and improve quality of a patient’s life.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining” said John F. Kennedy

The Benefits of Using Millet Pillows

Why do people feel comfortable with millet pillows? What is millet? It is actually a grain used in ancient times as a staple food which is highly nutritious gluten-free alkaline grain. Many have enjoyed the advantages of grain hull filled pillows for centuries. And today, more manufacturers are producing this kind of pillows because of the many benefits drawn by sleeping on it.

Manufacturers discovered that incorporating Millet hulls in pillows provide a softer feel to the person. It easily adapts to the contour of the body without compacting hence, making it comfortable to relax on. It firmly supports the head, back, and neck allowing the person to feel comfortable and at ease. Millet pillows are beneficial especially to those who often wake up with stiff necks, back pains, and the like. Using this will release tension and headaches or relaxes tight muscles thus administering a sound sleep.

The advantage of millet hulls is that it allows free air circulation allowing pillows to breathe which makes it cool during the summer and warm during colder days. Moreover, hulls are impervious to dust mite, mold and mildew resistant, making the pillow totally clean and hypoallergenic filling. The pillows are guaranteed safe to use especially to people with sensitive skin, for newborns, for adults, and to everyone else.

Moreover, the organic millet rejuvenation pillow works best for side sleepers. It gives them the support needed to keep head elevated and neck aligned as well as giving a soft texture to the face and ear. It does not bother nor irritate the person sleeping on it because millet hulls are quiet, dense but lightweight, smooth, and silky in texture. It is definitely huggable and relaxing.

Contrary to pillows made from foam in which the source of its raw material is petroleum, the millet hulls are all natural. Definitely a good way to help conserve our environment and is highly recommended nowadays. It does not only benefit the person using it but is also beneficial to our environment – how wonderful is that?

Plus, if you need to refill your pillow with hulls they are readily available by the pound online. Refilling is recommended when the original loft is lost or simply because you wanted to change the hulls. The available millet hulls are grown in the US which is certified organic and guaranteed to have been thoroughly cleaned.

Get rid of those headaches, stiff necks, back pains, stress or the like and start experiencing a stress-free sound sleep. Why suffer when the solution is already out in the market. Why compromise comfort when comfortable millet pillows may be readily accessed online. All you need to do is place your order today and experience the most serene sleep one could ever imagine.

Search for healthy living suppliers that sell only quality natural organic products in affordable prices.

Live blood analysis – what can it show?

This comprehensive test requires just a few drops of blood from your fingertip and provides a level of insight not able to be gained by the naturopathic consultation alone.

By viewing your live blood under a specialised microscope I can assess the health and function of red blood cells, white blood cells and other blood components. Specific markers in the blood can indicate:

•   Inflammation

•   Gut dysbiosis

•   Various nutritional deficiencies – iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, essential fatty acids and antioxidants

•   Immune system function – bacterial or viral infection

•   Allergies

•   Oxidative damage

•   Cardiovascular risk factors

Live blood analysis offers a unique insight to the state of your immune system.  During the winter months cold and ‘flu viruses seem to be circulating around offices, day care centres and virtually all public spaces.  Do you know how well your immune system is coping with this constant attack?

Getting sick is part of a normal immune response, what’s important is how efficiently and effectively our body deals with this attack.  Recurrent illness or chronic illness such as infections ongoing coughs and constant exhaustion may be a sign of a fatigued under-functioning immune system.

I can assess the state of your immune health by viewing your blood while it’s still alive under a specialised microscope.  The white blood cells are the body’s defence line against infection and disease, they can reveal if your body is fighting a bacterial or viral infection (even though you may not have any symptoms), if your white blood cells are active and if there are nutritional deficiencies that may be inhibiting your immunity.  I can see all this and more from just a few drops of blood from your fingertip.

Live blood analysis is also a great tool for measuring the progress of a detoxification program.

By undergoing a therapeutic detoxification and body cleansing regime overloaded organs and systems are able to rest and ‘catch up’ allowing them to function optimally.  This will alleviate the symptoms associated with toxic overload, prevent further health problems, help to reduce cravings and absolve addictions and result in overall increased vitality and health.

Benefits of completing an integrated gut and liver detox include:

•   Increased energy levels

•   Normal digestive function

•   Elimination of morning groggy-ness and increased alertness

•   Reduced inflammation (measurable in the blood)

•   Reduced oxidative stress, a visible improvement in various blood parameters can be seen in the live blood analysis

•   Essential part of a pre-conception plan

Find out what your blood says about your health.

Julie Wilson supports Auckland women with hormone related imbalances to gain health and vitality, naturally by addressing key health concerns and by showing you how to integrate simple natural solutions into your daily living.

Recommended Diet To Treat Cysts

Cysts are abnormal masses of smooth muscle tissue that are located in the uterus or around it and occasionally in the cervix. They can be single or multiple, usually develop in women of reproductive age, often between thirty and fifty years, to decrease in size after menopause. Usually requires no treatment. In many cases are asymptomatic or cause excessive uterine bleeding, pain, tightness, infertility, abortion and premature birth.

Their size ranges from 1 mm to over 20 cm in diameter.

In case of persistent cysts, to consult the medical specialist and solve your problem with power lines as recommended below. These treatments are not recommended for pregnant women.

Recommended diet to treat Cysts:

General recommended foods.

Oil (almond, olive oil), fish oil (anchovy), whole grains (oats, organic wheat), black beans, lentils, yeast, honey, red meat fish (anchovy, salmon, sardines, trout ), quinoa, flax seed, organic soybean (long grain and lighter), tofu.

Foods with estrogenic activity.

Garlic, sesame, rice, oats, beets (beets), broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cumin, flaxseed, peanuts, apples, potatoes, pineapple, licorice, cabbage, organic soybean, carrot.

General Fruits recommended.

Aguaje, mandarin, mango, melon, orange, pears, pineapple. Dried fruits. Almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans.

Recommended Vegetables general.

Chard, celery, beetroot (beets), onion, turnip, parsley, paprika, radish, carrot.

Amenorrhea.

Olives, basil, celery, onion, spinach, black beans, yeast of beer, lentils, seafood, melon, parsley, pumpkin seeds, carrot.

Menstrual cramps, dysmenorrhea.

Pink garlic, eggplant, whole grains, prunes, fruits (figs, apples, passion fruit, papaya), shiitake mushrooms, dried ginger, oregano, red fish, seeds (pumpkin, sunflower).

Menorrhagia.

Almonds, celery, beets, onions, whole grains, asparagus, pomegranates, figs, peaches, nuts, plantain, potatoes, pears, pineapple, leeks, radishes, seeds, tea, vegetables.

Premenstrual syndrome.

Artichokes, broccoli, dates, spinach, ginger, lettuce, turnip, orange, avocado, pear, pineapple, watermelon, soy (soy milk, tofu), tomato, carrot. Foods with magnesium (almonds, apple, raisins, beans, sesame). Foods with omega-3 (tuna, salmon, trout, nuts, flax oil, olive oil virgin, etc.). Foods with vitamin E (pumpkin seeds, nuts and seeds).

Foods not recommended.

Refined sugar, caffeine, red meat (from animals raised industrially, with rapid growth and hormone injections to calves), saturated fat (fried, fries, sausages), refined flour (white bread, cakes, biscuits) eggs, dairy products (animal milk, cheese, butter), chicken (farm), vinegar.

Fasting diets to treat Cysts

1.- Aloe vera or aloe, honey and drink (rum, brandy, gin, rum, tequila or vodka). Take a leaf aloe pulp, then place it in a liter of honey and let it marinate for three days in the sun, add 3 tablespoons of brandy, rum, tequila or vodka. Take fasting, 20 days a month (including menstruation), a glass daily. Rest 10 days per month of this preparation. Not recommended for pregnant women.

2.- Aloe vera or aloe, lemon, honey and drink (rum, brandy, gin, rum, tequila or vodka). Mix a leaf or aloe leaf, washed and cut into pieces yet (also peel the skin or rind), then use only one glass of aloe vera, together with another glass of honey (natural, of good), a glass acid lemon juice (subtle, preferably) and one of drink (rum, brandy, gin, rum, tequila or vodka) in a blender until the mixture is homogeneous. Save in the refrigerator until the next day and have a drink before breakfast, for 10 days a month outside the rules, then rest 20 days a month and continue to another month to fix the problem.

3. Beetroot (beets), molasses (molasses, molasses, brown sugar or powdered brown sugar). Go through the extractor a kilo of raw beetroot, mix with half a kilo of molasses in a glass container. Mix and store in the refrigerator. Take a glass or cup 20 days a month, include the rule. A second formula is to mix one cup of beetroot extract with hot water and add two tablespoons of molasses. Not recommended for pregnant women.

What Are The Effects Of Alcohol Addiction?

Alcohol addiction has wide-ranging effects that encompass all aspects of the addict’s life. Some of the potential effects of alcohol addiction could include:

Physical effects – Pancreatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, insulin resistance, alcoholic dementia, nutritional deficiencies, heart disease and in extreme cases; death.

Economic effects – Loss of employment and the subsequent financial problems that follow as a result.

Social effects – Social alienation due to unacceptable social behavior, marital conflict and divorce.

Legal consequences – Alcohol addicts often get into trouble with the law either because of public disorder or because of drunk driving.

Alcohol addiction affects not only the addict but also the addict’s entire family who could experience consequences that range from neglect to domestic violence to spouse and children.

Alcohol Treatment

Abruptly discontinuing the use of alcohol could result in severe symptoms including convulsions, hallucinations, seizures and shakes. In severe cases it could cause heart failure and even death. Because of the critical nature of the symptoms, it is recommended that withdrawal issues should necessarily be controlled by a supervised detox.

Treatment for cessation of alcohol abuse typically includes managing the physical symptoms and bringing about behavioral changes. This is done by various therapeutic treatments ranging from medications to psychotherapy.

Antabuse and Natltrexone are two of the commonly used medications in the treatment of alcohol addiction. Antabuse works by creating an adverse reaction when alcohol is ingested and Natltrexone decreases the physical cravings of alcohol. Long term use of folate and vitamin B12 are often recommended to help overcome the damaging effects of chronic alcohol use on the liver.

Alcohol addicts can face a lifelong struggle in their effort to stay sober and relapse is a strong possibility on the long road to sobriety. Unlike drug addiction, where it is often more difficult to obtain the drugs, alcohol is easily available and it is easier for a recovering addict to fall back into the habit of alcohol abuse. Often even one drink at a social occasion can trigger off the addiction. Several professionals hold the view that relapse is part of the learning process and is something that an addict has to go through to finally attain full abstinence from their addiction.

Social support and life training offer recovering addicts much needed support and are indispensable components of alcohol addiction treatment. Alcoholics Anonymous is one such organization that is committed to helping alcoholics beat their addiction and lead normal lives.

Overcome Male Infertility -Sperm abnormality In Traditional Chinese Perspective

Traditional Chinese medicine or TCM define the sperm abnormality is the condition of deficiency of yang and stagnation of qi, and generation of damp heat as well as the depletion of kidney jing.

A . Diagnosis of sperm abnormality
The main causes of male infertility can be classifying into 2 categories:
1) Deficiency of either kidney yang and yin that effect the production of sperm or reducing the sperm quality as well as affecting the function of the Spleen, liver resulting in qi and blood stasis.

2) Damp heat accumulated in the low jiao can also affect the quality of sperm as well.The main function of Chinese herbs are to harmonize the deficiency and excess, thus normalizing the function of organs in sperm production.

B. Causes of sperm abnormality
1) Kidney yin deficiency
2) Kidney yang deficiency
3) Liver qi stagnation
4) Damp heat
5) Qi and blood deficiency

B. Causes of sperm abnormality
1. Kidney yin deficinecy
1.1. Definition
According to TCM kidney if vital to maintain a healthy reproduction system in men and women alike. Infertility caused by kidney yin deficiency including symptoms seminal emission, slow sperm mobility, low sperm count.

1.2. Causes of kidney yin deficiency
1.2.1 .Unhealthy diet
As oppose to yang deficiency, It is caused by men who love to hot and spicy food leading to heat accumulation in the body causing yin deficiency.

1.2.2. External factor
Working in the hot environment causes the depletion of fluids in the body including the kidney leading abundant yang qi production.

1.2.3. Low sexual activity
Frequent sexual activity increases the risk of yang deficiency, low sexual activity causes energy overly accumulation in the reproductive organ, leading to yin deficiency.

1.3. Effects of kidney yin deficiency
1.3.1. Abnormal sperm production
Increasing yang qi or temperature in the body interferes with the production and quality of sperm causing slow sperm mobility, low sperm count.

1.3.2. Seminal emission
Seminal emission is a pattern in which the semen of a man emits frequently without making sexual activities. Since older sperm are replaced by new sperm production every day. Low sexual activity ( no ejaculation for a prolong period of time) causes abundant sperm in the reproductive organ, leading to seminal emission with low quality sperm being ejaculated.

2) Kidney yang deficiency
2.1. Definition
Men are considered kidney yang deficiency if they have symptom of low sexual desire, weak ejaculation, impotence, seminal emission, low sperm count, slow sperm mobility.

2.2. Causes
2.2.1. Unhealthy diet
As we known, we live in the society, where everything we drink are mostly cold including milk. It has a danger effect in the male body as it depletes of the yang qi which is needed to counter the the cold effects of abundant yin, leading to kidney yang deficiency. If one day, our yang qi production from the kidney jing no longer working well, it will cause male symptoms of infertility.

2.2.2. External factors
2.2.2.a) Working in the cold environment such as fish, poultry and meat processing plants may deplete the kidney yang as our body require to produce yang qi constantly to counter the external cold.
2.2.2.b) People stay in the cold place for prolong period of time may also have the same effect as people working in cold environment.

2.2.3. Frequent sexual activity
According to traditional medical medicine, sexual intercourse helps to improve blood circulation and production of certain hormones which are necessary for our health. It also helps to balance the kidney yin qi but frequent sexual activity depletes the kidney jing which is vital for hormone and sperm production, leading to low sperm count or semen with no sperm as well as kidney diseases.

3) Liver qi stagnation
3.1. Definition
Liver meridian blockage in the local area (genital) makes it difficult to ejaculate, related with impotence and low libido.

3.2. Causes
3.2.1. Stress
Over stress increase the secretion of certain hormone which blocks the flow of qi in the liver and interfere the function of normal ejaculation leading to sexual dysfunction.

3.2.2. Environment toxins
Environment toxins enter our body and accumulated in the liver organ leading to liver malfunction.

3.2.3. Unhealthy diet
Men eat a lot of saturated and trans fat causing fat liver which interferes the function liver qi in maintaining the function of the men reproductive system leading to low sperm count and sperm quality.

3.2.4. Excessive drinking
Moderate drinking may help to improve liver function and increase blood flow, excessive drinking damage liver cells leading to liver qi stagnation causing all kinds of health problem including infertility.

4. Damp heat
4.1. Definition
Damp heat is defined as a medical condition of yin vacuity as result of liver stagnation or Spleen deficiency produces, as it moves downward and accumulated in the reproductive system according to TCM, causing internal heat enters the lower jao, as yin fails to control yang and yang becomes hyperactive that affects the production sperm, leading to sperm abnormality.

4.2. Causes of damp heat
4.2.1 Sexual intercourse during period
Menstrual secretions into the urethra in men as a result of urethritis generation

4.2.2. B acteria or virus
Bacteria or virus attacks the body that cause infection and inflammation, as a result of natural defend of the immune system, leading to heat enters the re productive organ that affects the production of sperm.

4.2.3. Drugs
Drugs including steroids, alcohol, and tobacco, can have a very negative on both the male reproductive systems as its may reduce the production of sperm, that causes male infertility.
4.2.4. Hot, spicy or greasy foods.
Hot, spicy and greasy foods can cause indigestion. Indigestion produces toxins blocking men semen and reduce sperm count.

5. Qi and blood deficiency
5.1. Definition
As the foods entering our stomach, they are divided to 2 components, qi and materials. prolong intake of hot food causes dryness in the stomach and deplete the fluid of the spleen, leading to abnormal function of the circulatory system to move qi and liver function in blood formation, leading to deficiency of qi and blood that causes sperm abnormality.

5.2. Causes of Qi and blood deficiency
5.2..1. Hot food
As the foods entering our stomach, they are divided to 2 components, qi and materials. prolonged intake of hot food causes dryness in the stomach and deplete the fluid of the spleen, leading to abnormal function of the circulatory system in moving qi and liver function in blood formation, resulting in deficiency of qi and blood that causes menstrual cramp and pain as the period becomes scanty.

5.2..2. Unhealthy diet
A typical American diet is yang in nature, intake of high amount of unsaturated fat and tran fat encourage the rise to the excessive yang pathogen that blocks the liver function in blood storing and spleen function in assisting lung in qi transportation.

5.2.3. Alcohol drinking
Excessive alcohol drinking damages the liver function in blood formation and blood storing as well as interfering with spleen function in qi transportation, leading qi and blood stagnation.

5.2.4. Environment toxins
Environment toxins not only affects the respiratory function in qi transportation, but also causes toxins accumulated in the liver that distort the qi and blood flow, leading to qi and blood stagnation and disturbing the normal process of menstrual cycle.

5.2.5. spleen deficiency
Spleen is the organ which helps to absorb the food qi after entering the stomach, spleen deficiency caused by what ever reason, may obstruct the normal function of qi to the lung and liver, giving rise to qi and blood deficiency.

C. Treatments
1. Kidney yin deficiency
1.1. Herbs
1.1.1. Bai He (Bulbus Lilii)
The sweet-bitter and cool herb is also known as Lily Bulb. it has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to clear heat, moister lung thus topping coughing and treat symptoms of insomnia, restlessness, irritability by strengthen the channels of lung and heart.

1.1.2. Huang Jing (Rhizoma Polygonati)
Huang Jing is also known as Solomonseal Rhizome. The sweet and neutral herb has been used in TCM to increase the function of the lung by moistening and nourishing lung it, enhance the spleen and stomach qi, tonify kidney and kidney essence by soothing the function of lung, spleen and stomach channels.

1.1.3. Bie Jia (Carapax Amydae Sinensis)
Bie Jia Is also known as Chinese soft turtle shell. The salty and co;d herb has been used in TCM in nourishing yin and subduing excessive yang, invigorating blood, promoting menses and dissolving nodules by improving function of the spleen and liver channels.

1.14. Gui Ban (Plastrum Testudinis)
Gui Ban is also known as Tortoise Shell. The sweet-salty and cold herb has been used in TCM to nourish yin and blood, enhance the kidneys’, liver ‘s and heart’s function, strengthen bones, cool blood and stop uterine bleeding by smoothing the function of heart, liver and kidney channels.

1.1.5. Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici)
Mai Men Dong or Mai Dong is also known as Ophiopogon Root. The bitter-sweet and cold herb has been used in TCM to enhance the circulation system, moisten the lungs and nourishes lung-qi, promote generation of body fluids and stomach function and improve the recovery of cells of the pancreas and lower blood sugar by soothing the function of heart, lung and stomach channels.

1.2. Acupuncture

The suggested accupuncture points, Please consult with your accupuncturist
a)BL15 (Xin shu)

b) BL18 (Gan shu)

c) BL23 (Shen shu)

d) HT7 (Shen men)

e) LI3 (Tai chong)

f) SP6 (San yin jiao)

g) KD3 (Tai xi)

h) KD6 (Zhao hai)

i) CV4 (Guan yuan)

j) GV4 (Ming men)

k) GV20 (Bai hui)

l) GV39 (Jue gu)

m) UB11 (Da zhu)

n) Etc.

2. Kidney yang deficiency
2.1. Herbs
2.1.1. Lu Rong (Cornu Cervi)
Lu Rong is also known as Deer Antler. The sweet-salty and warm herb has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to enhance the fresh and bones, strength qi, blood and yang, tonify kidney and the Governing-Penetrating-Conception vessels by promoting the function of kidney and liver channels.

2.1.2. Ge Jie (Gecko)
Ge Jie is also known as Gecko The salty and neutral herb has been used in TCM to
tonify lung-qi and essence, enhance kidney yang and blood, relieve cough, treat impotence, diarrhea and urinary frequency by smoothing the function of kidney and lung channels.

2.1.3. Gu Sui Bu (Rhizoma Drynariae)
Gu Sui Bu is also known as Drynaria Rhizome. The bitter and warm herb has been used in TCM to enhance the kidneys’ function, increase movement of blood, stop bleeding; promote tissue regeneration, generate hair growth and treat diarrhea, toothache, bleeding gums, etc. by smoothing the function of kidney and liver channels.

2.1.4. Bu Gu Zhi (Fructus Psoraleae Corylifoliae)
Bu Gu Zhi is also known as Psoralea Fruit. The bitter and hot herb has been used in TCM to tonify kidneys, strengthens yang, preserve Essence, warm the spleen, treat any reproductive disorder causes of cold lower back and promote kidneys to grasp Qi by smoothing the function of kidney and spleen channels.

2.1.5. Du Zhong (Cortex Eucommiae Ulmoidis)
Du Zhong is best known as Ecommia Bark. The sweet and warm herb has been used in TCM to tonify liver and kidneys, strengthen the sinews and bones, enhance the smooth flow of qi and blood and prevents miscarriage by promoting the function of liver and kidney channels.

2.2. Acupuncture

Suggested acupuncture points
a) UB23 (Shen shu)
b) GV4 (Ming men)
c) CV4(Guan yang)
d) CV6 (Qi hai)5. KD3 (Tai xi)
e) KD7 (Fu liu)
f) UB52 (Zhi shi)
g) KD6 (Zhao hai)
h) CV4 (Guan yuan)
i) GV20 (Bai hui)
j) GV39 (Jue gu)
k) UB11 (Da zhu)
l) Etc.

3. Liver Qi stagnation
3.1. Herbs
3.1.1. Bai Shao Yao (Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Bai Shao Yao is also known as White Peony Root. The cool and bitter herb has been used in TCM to enhance women reproductive health by nourishing blood, regulating menses caused by blood deficiency, calming liver yang and adjusts ying by improving the function of liver and spleen channels.

3.1.2. Dan Shen (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae)
Dan Shen is also best known as Salvia Root. The bitter and cool herb has been used in TCM to move, nourish and cool blood, break up blood stasis, dissolve furuncle, calms the mind, clear heat and stop stomach pain by smoothing the heart, liver and pericardium channels.

3.1.3. Gou Teng (Ramulus cum uncis Uncariae)
Gou Teng is also known as Gambir Vine Stem. The sweet and cool herb has been used in TCM to clear heat and ascends yang, tonify liver, control internal wind and relieve spasm and tremors, by promoting the function of heart and liver channels.

3.1.4. Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
Chai Hu is also known as Thorowax Root. The bitter and cool herb has been used in TCM to regulate and clear Heat, drains the liver heat to resolves depression and liver qi stagnation, raises yang qi and treat spleen and stomach deficiency by promoting the function of gallbladder, liver and pericardium channels.

3.1.5. Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici)
Mai Men Dong or Mai Dong is also known as Ophiopogon Root. The bitter-sweet and cold herb has been used in TCM to enhance the circulation system, moisten the lungs and nourishes lung-qi, promote generation of body fluids and stomach function and improve the recovery of cells of the pancreas and lower blood sugar by soothing the function of heart, lung and stomach channels.

3.2. Acupuncture

Suggested acupuncture points
a) BL1 (Jing Ming)
b) LR13 (Zhang Men)
c) LR14 (Qi Men)
d) GB34 (Yang Ling Quan)
e) BL20 (Pi Shu)
f) RN12 (Zhong Wan)
g) ST25 (Tian Shu)
h) ST36 (Zu San Li)
i) Etc.

4. Damp heat
4.1. Herbs
4.1.1. Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
Chai Hu is also known as Thorowax Root. The bitter and cool herb has been used in TCM to regulate and clear Heat, drains the liver heat to resolves depression and liver qi stagnation, raises yang qi and treat spleen and stomach deficiency by promoting the function of gallbladder, liver and pericardium channels.

4.1.2. Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis)
Gan Cao is also best known as Licorice Root. The sweet and neutral herb has been used in TCM to promote the spleen function, smooth the movement of qi, moisten the lungs, relieve pain, clear heat and toxic fire and regulate the nature of other herbs by smoothing the function of heart, lung, spleen, kidney and stomach channels.

4.1.3. Mu Tong (Caulis Akebiae Trifoliatae)
Mu Tong is also known as Akebia Caulis. The bitter and cool herb has been used in TCM as diuretic and to relieve pain on urination and treat urinary tract infection, clears heat, promotes lactation, oedema and calm joints’ pain by enhancing the function of b;adder, heart abd small intestine channels.

4.1.4. Long Dan Cao (Radix Gentianae)
Long Dan Cao is also known as Chinese Gentian Root. The bitter and cold has been used in TCM to clear heat and liver fire, drain dampness and livers and gallbladder’s damp heat by enhancing the function of liver, gallbladder and stomach channels.

4.1.5. Ban Lan Gen (Radix Isatidis)
Ban Lan Gen is also known as Woad Root. The cold and bitter herb has been used in traditional Chinese medicine in expelling toxic heat and fire, cooling blood, resolving exanthema and damp heat causes of jaundice by enhancing the function of lung, heart and stomach channels.

4.2. Accupuncture
a) LI4 (He Gu)
b) LV3 (Tai Chong)
c) ST36 (Zu San Li)
d) GB20 (Feng Zhi)
e) Etc.

5. Qi and blood deficiency
5.1. Herbs
5.1.1. Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Ren Shen is also known as ginseng root, the sweet, bitter and slightly warm herb has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to tonify yuan/original Qi and generate fluids that are necessary for blood formation by enhancing the Spleen and lung channels.

5.1.2. E Jiao (Gelatinum Corii Asini)
E Jiao is also known as Ass Gelatin or Ass-Hide. The sweet and neutral herb has been used in TCM to tonify Blood, stop bleeding, promote yin and to treat dry lung by smoothing the function of liver, kidney and lung channels.

5.1.3. Huang Qi (Radix Astragali Membranacei)
Huang Qi is also known as Astragalus Root. The warm and sweet herb has been used in TCM as diuretic and to strengthen yang, tonify spleen & lung qi and eliminate toxins by enhancing the function of lung and spleen channels.

5.1.4. Dan Shen (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae)
Dan Shen is also best known as Salvia Root. The bitter and cool herb has been used in TCM to move, nourish and cool blood, break up blood stasis, dissolve furuncle, calms the mind, clear heat and stop stomach pain by smoothing the heart, liver and pericardium channels.

5.1.5. He Shou Wu (Radix Polygoni Multiflori)
He Shou Wu is also known as Fleece Flower Root or Tuber Fleeceflower Root. The bitter-sweet and warm herb has been used in TCM to tonify the kidney essence and liver blood, eliminate toxins, moisten the intestines thus promoting bowel movement by enhancing the function of liver, lung and kidney channels.
5.2. Acupuncture
Suggested acupuncture points
a) ST36 (Zu San Li)
b) SP6 (San Ying Jiao)
c) KD3 (Tai Xi)
d) LU 9 (Tai Yuan)
e) LV 3 (Tai Chong)
f) UB 11 (Ta Zhu)
g) UB 17 (Ge Shu)
h) Etc.

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Reasons Why Some Colleges Do Not Permit College Freshman to Have Cars on Campus

Most universities do not permit students to have cars on campus until their sophomore year. The main reason for this is space. For instance, if at Penn State (population 50,000+) every student had a car on campus, there would be no room to move. There are some good reasons, other than space, as to why cars are not allowed on campus.

With underage drinking on the rise, it is scary to have anyone under the influence on the roads, especially in an overcrowded college town. College students are now in an environment where the only person that can tell them “no” is themselves. Feeling the need to fit in, “no” is never uttered out of a newbie’s mouth, and it makes it difficult in making the right decisions. The experimentation or what I like to call “learning their limits,” is a scary cause and effect.

Most students consume well over their tolerance. The only way to “sober up” is by waiting it out and dealing with the sometimes painful hangover the following day. Some aren’t so lucky. There have been numerous occurrences of alcohol poisoning, death or accidents caused by this type of binge drinking. We have all been through it before. We drink a bit too much, we get the spins, and then we fall down, rolling around in our own vomit saying that we will never drink again. However, what usually happens after we recover? We drink some more, but we learned our limit. “I will never drink that much again!”

This is what happens to plenty of freshmen. There are no responsibilities other than school, maybe a part time job and practice if you are a student athlete. This is one of the underlining factors on why freshmen cannot bring cars onto campus. Could you imagine if one of them got behind a wheel? It’s a thousand times safer to have them use their own feet to get around rather than a 3,000 pound hunk of steel. Universities realize this and make it a strict policy.

After scaring the wits out of parents, let me bring it down a notch. Not all freshmen go crazy and binge drink, but the influence is there and most students are smart enough to call it quits and only a small few will overstep their boundaries. Universities also believe that if the freshman have no cars, then they can’t leave, forcing them to interact with other students and to walk around campus and get a feel for the college setting, where buildings are, etc. Most universities are surrounded by stores in walking distance that meet every students needs, from food to entertainment. It’s common for universities to provide a bus or shuttle service for free or low cost all over the college town.

The only reason freshman students may need a car on campus is for special needs purposes. If you fall within this category, then go to your campus police/parking office and let them know your situation. Some will oblige without you having to do anything, but most will make you provide proof and a payment, which is an added stress a freshman student could do without.

What To Look For In A Food Catering Service

Every event in the corporate world entails specific yet comprehensive details. Whether it’s a simple breakfast meeting, monthly executive lunch or an annual conference, the preparation should at least be weeks prior to the scheduled event date. You want to be able to provide delicious, filling fare that will not only keep everyone satisfied and energised for the event’s activities, but also get them talking about the high quality standards that your brand upholds for small and large events alike.

As such, your goal for your next event should be to pick catering services in your area with a solid reputation for delivering only the best quality food – and that means they whip up tasty, nourishing meals using the freshest ingredients. And simplicity must be their prevalent philosophy for preparing wholesome food that everyone will be sure to love.

Meals at the office or corporate events do not have to be heavy, strictly sit-down affairs. Think foods that can be held in one hand or eaten in a simple carton with chopsticks or a fork: sandwiches, wraps, salads, and sweet or savoury breads. How about a bowl of hearty, comforting porridge, or mixed fruits with cream, or muesli?

You’ll be amazed at how the most distinguished caterers around can create wonderful offerings made with fresh, wholesome ingredients (lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, light dressings and sauces, and a wide range of herbs and spices) that are quick and easy to eat, not to mention absolutely enjoyable.

Freshly roasted coffee is a definite favourite at these corporate gatherings and events, so that’s sure to be a specialty of the best names in catering. Most huge events, however, bring people with varying tastes together, so other equally refreshing beverages must be served – and like the food, they should be nutritious as well as flavourful. So a caterer that also offers freshly squeezed juices, coconut water, organic sodas and pure mineral waters is a keeper.

Aside from serving great food, good caterers extend their standard of excellence to the type of packaging they use. Pick a caterer that ranks sustainability high on its list of priorities. Biodegradable cartons, compostable tubs, and reusable paper handle bags are not only good for the environment, but they’re highly attractive, too.

Lastly, you’ll want to hire a caterer with proven experience and expertise in setting up the spread at your office or event venue. They must have all the equipment and provisions necessary to ensure that the food is kept wonderfully presented and fresh so everyone will be able to eat and drink comfortably. And they should also be thorough and efficient when packing up after the event is done.

With the right caterer, everyone at your workplace will have a taste of delightfully wholesome meals and an extraordinary event experience.

Understanding Ringing Ears From Sinus Congestion

Tinnitus, a condition which is also termed as ringing in the ears, is usually accompanied or rather caused by a lot of medical conditions. One such condition that can cause tinnitus is the sinus congestion. This congestion happens when the openings of the sinus or Eustachian passages are blocked with either polyps or mucous. In the event that a person’s sinuses are blocked, they experience nasal discharges or nasal congestion.  When an individual’s sinuses become blocked, most of the time, they will getringing of the ears. The congestion of the sinus may cause an individual to hear internal sounds without the presence of an actual external source.

Like any other types of tinnitus, sinus ringing ears can also be very annoying.  They can also be a great distraction to a person’s daily activity. Not only does the person need to cope with the burden of the nasal congestion and constant discharges from the nose, he or she is frequently compelled to deal with the bothersome popping, crackling or buzzing sounds as well. With all these events occurring in an individual’s head, there is a great possibility for frustration and being upset. This is why a lot of people who frequently experience problems with their sinuses go for medical surgery to help solve the problem.

If the case of tinnitus is really sinus congestion, this could be lessened right after undergoing a surgery. There are some individuals who deal with their sinus problems with the use of antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal sprays. Some tinnitus sufferers experience sinus congestion brought about by allergy medication and allergies. Once again, if this is a case of your ringing ears, once the problem has been cured, the unusual noises should slowly go away.

If the ear ringing is only likely to appear when there is a sinus infection, then this could be a direct result of congestion, although, if a person observes the presence of tinnitus on a regular basis, it is strongly recommended that they consult a medical doctor. There should be no need to get worried with discussing the problem with a physician, more in particular, an ear specialist.