How to Best Help Your Irritable, Moody Child

Living with a child who is frequently irritable or moody is never fun. Their mood can swing from happily playing to tantrumming on the floor in a heartbeat. You probably do not even see it coming and are frequently surprised by the sudden change in her mood. If you're like most parents in this situation, you find yourself being cautious around your child. Cautious that you do not accidently ignite your child into another meltdown. You become fearful of getting her upset by condemning her the ice cream she wants or talking with her in the wrong tone of voice.

Being cautious as a parent is never good for you, your child, or your family. When you lose your confidence as a parent, your child feels this, and he feels insecure and a loss of connection with you.

Probably the biggest challenge you face with your child's mood swings is how to respond. You wonder what he needs and how you should respond to best help him. If you knew how to effectively help him feel happy again, you'd feel more confident and could more easily keep your cool with clarity and certainty whenever those upsets begin.

Instead of responding with confidence, clarity, and effectiveness, you may find yourself reacting with your own irritability, feeling angry and raising your voice. As you well know, this only escalates the problem; and you and your child both feel hurt and bruised by your interaction.

Here are 4 get-yourself-in-action tips to dramatically reduce or even eliminate your challenges with your child's moodiness and emotional reactivity.

Tip # 1 Ask yourself what you can do to improve your response in the situation . Thinking something is wrong with your child or that you somehow need to 'fix' her is the last option to consider. Most likely, by modifying your own perspective and approach, the difficulty can be resolved with a minimum of effort and without resorting to medical evaluations and prescription drugs.

Tip # 2 Remember that children are naturally more emotionally expressive than most adults are . This is a good thing and not something to resist or try to change in your child.

By the time they reach adulthood, most parents have learned to suppress their emotions, especially the ones they learned were unacceptable as a child. When you and your child are cut off from your own emotions, you limit your ability to connect with yourself and what you want and need for you.

Tip # 3 Put yourself in his shoes. See the situation from your child's perspective.

Tip # 4 Set boundaries that create a supportive structure for you and your child. Whenever you feel impatient with your child, it's because you're not taking action that gets results. The only way to accomplish this is by changing your own behavior.

How You Respond to Your Child's Moodiness and Irritability Makes a Huge Difference

If you've struggled with not understanding your child's emotional up and downs, then following through on these powerful strategies will make a big difference for everyone in your family. By following these simple guidelines, you can quickly turn your moody, irritable child into a happy, cooperative, joyous child, one you will cherish and enjoy every single day.

Copyright 2010 Connie Allen

Phobia Treatment

A phobia is an irrational or intense fear of either an activity, a situation, a place, a person, an object or animal, but the good news is that there is a Phobia Treatment available for most phobias. Phobias should not be confused with simple fears, such as being afraid of a lion as that is a normal protective reaction to preserve human life. Fear is only classed as a phobia when people start to organize their life around either avoiding the things that are afraid of, or become very stressed when faced with their phobia.

I have a very good friend who at certain times just can not be in a crowd. As such she tries to avoid being in that type of situation. I have also seen her having the overwhelming need to run away when she found herself in that situation as it caused her great anxiety. It causes within her a high state of anxiety and can often lead to panic attacks. To most people this is a simple activity, yet to her it has a massive impact on her social life.

There are some fairly simple phobias which can be easily treated, such as a fear of dogs, insects, creeping animals, scholars and flying. Some are more complex though such as having a social phobia or agoraphobia, the fear of open or public spaces. My friend in the above example suffered from that and the only place she wanted to be when that happened was in her home.

Social phobia or social phobia anxiety can be a very restrictive fear as it can affect many social situations, such as work, family gatherings such as weddings, or having to perform tasks such as public speaking. Usually people suffering from a social phobia, are essentially afraid that they will let them down or assimilate themselves in public. Some of the milder symptoms are blushing, sweating and breathing heavily.

Phobias do not just impact on a particular type of person. They can happen to anyone irrespective of creed, sex, age or upbringing. I know in my own case that when I was younger, around the age of eight, I had a bad and painful experience with a dentist. That affected on me to a great extent. It left me with a dental phobia and when I say that, it affected me to the greater that I would simply not even walk past a dentist's surgery if I could avoid it. It is common that simple phobias like this happen in early childhood, and quite often disappear on their own as the person gets older. Sometimes although as in my own case these do cause problems in adulthood.

Phobias can start at any age and for a variety of reasons but it is certainly certain we are not born with any phobias, so at some stage in our lives we develop these. For the purpose of treatment of phobias that is a good thing as if they have been developed, they can be treated. The more complex phobias usually start as we grow older whereas the social phobias I have discussed often begin during the teenage years and agoraphobia from around sixteen to the early twenties. Complex phobias typically can continue for many years, but there are treatments available.

The good news is that almost all phobias can be cured by various treatments. Sometimes this is done by a process known as exposure or desensitization where the person is really introduced to their fear. It is always recommended that this is done in a controlled manner and in a step by step method. In some cases other treatments can be used including hypnosis, hypnotherapy, counseling ling, psychotherapy or cognitive behavioral therapy.

I have had people inquire if their phobia can be cured by medicine and it is more likely that medication would be prescribed to deal with the anxiety caused by the fear, rather than dealing with the actual phobia itself. I hope this has given you a better understanding of what a phobia is and at least you bought the good news that there is a Phobia Treatment available for you.

Fear of the Future – Overcoming Anxiety Related to Current Events

Current Events Inciting Fear Into the Masses

Rockets being fired in the Gaza Strip, the Ebola Virus spreading in Africa, Middle Eastern governmental crises, fear of terrorism, fear of flying and disappearing planes over the ocean, raids on bookstores hosting alleged terrorist recruiters, people and families being murdered, people worried about their credit card information – it is overwhelming and daunting – and no wonder people are increasingly being diagnosed with anxiety and depression.

When Was the Last Time You Felt Good About Your Life?

Current events in the world are chaotic, and switching on the television can send anybody into a panic attack after watching the evening news. The media serves as a public benefit, but is there a strong possibility that a constant diet of bad news is causing an epidemic in anxiety and mental illness diagnoses? When was the last time you felt good about life?

There is a Rational Solution to Reduce Anxiety and Fear Related to Current Events

In reading a recent blog by Tim Ferris, author of the Four Hour Work Week, he recommended a low information diet. He focused his mind on positive things, and good news, and filtered out a lot of bad information out of his life. It was a counter-cultural move, but through reading his adventures and amazing life, it leads to the natural conclusion that it has improved the quality of his life.

Visual Images are Strong Psychological Effectors

When people are viewing information, and shown graphic images, it has a stronger psychological effect than listening to it, or to reading it on a website. If you have the personal values of keeping up with current affairs, particularly politics or world events, or the stock market, an alternative to the television news is to go to websites of the television and media channels and to get a quick digest of the headlines, so that you are aware of what is going on, but reducing your exposure to negativity.

Evaluating Your Focus

If you are particularly focused on overcoming fear and anxiety, a good allegory from communication theory can help you to feel calm and peaceful. In communication theory, when a person would like to communicate effectively a constructive criticism and offer suggestions for improvement, a general ratio of seven positive comments offered to a person for every negative comment helps to maintain a positive and productive relationship between both parties. Generally it is also good practice to sandwich a criticism in between two complements. You can easily apply this to the information you are focusing on.

Focus on Positive News to Become an Oasis of Calm

If you spend the majority of your time (at least eight percent of it) focusing on whatever is good news, lovely, uplifting and positive, and reducing the element of negative news that you are hearing, you will make great strides towards living a happier, more balanced lifestyle. You don’t have to eliminate awareness of current events, but you can have a peaceful and relaxed lifestyle. It isn’t a lifestyle of ignorance, it is a choice to make your existence more positive, which is a necessity in an environment that has seemingly headed towards chaos. You can be an oasis of calm, and you will find others adopting your lifestyle choices also.

Types of Sleep Disorder

It is necessary to get adequate sleep. Inadequate sleep affects a person's mood, energy, and concentration through the day. When it prevails for a longer period of time, it aggravates stress, depression, anxiety, as well as cause poor health and impairs overall performance, both at work and at home.

If you are currently suffering from insomnia or other sleeping disorder, you are not alone. According to the National Institute for Mental Health, at least 40 million Americans suffer from long term or chronic sleep disorders while some 20 to 30 million experience intermittent sleep problems.

There are various types of sleep disorder.

Insomnia – the most prevalent sleep disorder, insomnia is the complaint of not getting sufficient sleep. Insomnia is not dependent on the number of sleep or how long it takes for a person to fall or stay sleep but the overall quality of sleep.

Symptoms of insomnia

· Difficulty staying and falling asleep

· Frequent waking up in the middle of the night

· Feeling angry and restless before going to sleep

· Waking up tired or restless

· Fragmented and light sleep

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is caused by a blockage in the upper airways, making it difficult for the afflicted person to breathe while sleeping. Severe sleep apnea can be life threatening as it interferes regular breathing and limit the oxygen in the system. Most people may not be aware that they already have sleep apnea as they do not remember the cause of their awakenings.

Symptoms:

· Waking up with headaches, chest pain, nasal congestion, dry throat, shortness of breath

· Waking up tired and restless even though you think you have sufficient sleep

These are symptoms to watch out for if you suspect you have sleep apnea. The person sleeping next to you may recognize the following symptoms of sleep apnea while you are sleep.

· Loud and chronic snoring

· Snorting, choking, or gasping for breath during sleep

· Frequent breathing pushes during sleep

If you suspect you have sleep apnea, consult with a doctor immediately to get immediate relief.

Narcolepsy

People with narcolepsy fall sleep involuntarily during daytime. Narcolepsy makes people feel drowsy and sleepy even in the most severe circumstances and environment. If you have narcolepsy, you can fall sleep while talking, eating, or even while driving. It is considered a life-threatening condition as afflicted individuals never know when they will fall sleep.

Symptoms:

· Start to have dreams right after falling asleep

· Losing control of muscles when you're angry, happy, or experiencing strong emotions

· Hearing or seeing things when you are drowsy

· Moving difficulties when waking up after a sleep attack

Restless leg syndrome or RLS

A difficult syndrome to diagnose, RLS occurs while lying down or resting. Individual with RLS often feel uncomfortable within the legs and experience strong urge to move due to tingly and creeping sensations.

Symptoms:

· Irresistible urge to move the legs while resting

· Recurring jerking and cramping of legs during sleep

· Creeping sensations gets worse at night

The abovementioned sleep disorders need medications and proper diagnosis and treatment from sleep doctors. While insomnia can be treated by certain lifestyle changes and medications, the other three disorders need specialized treatment to restore the quality of sleep and life.

Fix Your Car's Paint Scratchings With No Ugly Paint Blobs

Car paint scratches are inevitable, but you do not have to pay a body shop lots of money to repaint every scratch. Depending on the size of the scratch or chip that you have, it can be a do-it-yourself job or having to go to the professionals. Any ding over a nickel or scratch that is wider then a pencil eraser, is better left to the professionals.

Tip 1: Locate exact-matching paint.
One of the biggest things in a do-it-yourself scratch / chip repair is getting the right color. You can obtain the right color from your local car dealer. It's even easier online, where you can order a bottle of paint in about 5 minutes and have it in your hands within a week. To find you proper color the first place to look is the door jamb of the driver or passenger side. If not there, a few other places to look are the glove box, trunk, or under the hood near or on firewall. Color codes vary depending on make or model. Just because you bought a "cosmic galactic green" does not mean that name is what the car company named it the next year or another car company did not take the same name, but it is completely different color. The color code is very important in ensuring you get the right color and can vary from 2 numbers and letters, up to 7 numbers and letters and all combinations in-between.

Tip 2: Test your color match before beginning your repair.
Once you selected the proper color code now is a time to see if it's a match for your car. You can do a few things here. Try just a tiny spot in an inconspicuous place, trunk, under the hood, door jamb, or apply the paint on a piece of sheet metal. If it matches time to prep your car.

Tip 3: Clean first, for permanent results.
Completely wash your car; you never know when a scratch is hiding under some road grime. You will want to use a soap that will remove any wax residue like Dawn, due to the PH balance. You are going to want to make sure the area you are going to fix is ​​thoroughly clean so go over it again with window cleaner or a wax / grease remover.

Tip 4: Dab, do not stroke, for best results.
When applying the paint it is best to be out of direct sunlight and a mild 70 degree does best. The cooler it is the longer dry times will be and the sun can give you an uneven look to your repair. With automotive paint a little goes a long way, so if you need you can add a second coat after allowing the first coat to dry takes at least 30 minutes. When applicable, dabbing is recommended so that it does not leave stroke marks. Try to just apply the paint to the affected areas, and be as tidy as possible. If you make a mistake, remove unwanted paint with nail polish remover and repeat.

Tip 5: Polish your paint to blend in your repair.
Let the repair completely cure for a couple of days then wash wax and polish the car paying special attention to the area you touched up. If everything went well you should have a scratch that is almost undetectable and blend in with the existing paint. The remaining paint can be reused for future use. Keep it in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight it will last longer than keeping it in your car.

Why Change?

Once a year, I get the chance
to wish you birthday Cheer.
Alas! For forty years, I did not wish you
Happy birthday?
Not because I did not want to,
but because we did not know each other,
Who is to be blamed, but ourselves,
Why did not we think about it so far
because it did occur to us so far.
What a pity? what a loss?

Where are the memories of childhood,
growing and playing together in rain or shine.
In a pool of muddy water or in a swimming pool,
We did build together sand castles on a beach
or at least do we remember having dined together
the delicious foods that our mothers prepared?
No, unfortunately we do not have any thing to reminiscence *
What a pity? what a loss?
Who is to be blamed, but ourselves.

We were so near and so close,
yet were so far then,
now we are divided apart, but our minds
are trying to come closer.
What a change? What a transformation?

A change for the better is always a welcome sign,
a sign of maturity, a sign of positivity.
Those who do not change, are like stagnant water,
where bugs and weeds can only thrive.

We have made a beginning, in all earnestness,
to bring in some change,
Change in our outlook, change in our thinking,
change in our family relationship,
in the way we have grown, and the way we intend to bring up our children,
in what we have inherited, and what we intend our children to inherit.

United we stand, divided we fall
a simple thumb rule that many can tell.
a few can practice.
Let us embrace and keep marching to make our world,
our community, our families
a better place to live, and enjoy.

There is a need and an urgent call for a change,
to make sure the world that we leave our children in today
is a bit better than what we inhabit.

Change is a phenomenon, it can not be thrrust upon,
as everyone of us guards the gate of change,
which can only be opened from inside,
none can open it from outside, either by
force or by emotional appeal.
Let us pledge to change the world
one relationship at a time.

At last !!! Kitty bought us together!
Kitty (Hobbes), a philosopher, is no more, but has taught us
a lesson, 'Life is short, Make it sweet'.
We together mourn the loss,
but cherish the gain that Kitty has bought us.

We may agree or disagree on many issues,
we may choose different paths to achieve this,
As long as we long for the same objectives,
we are sure to get there and hope to meet there.

Let the sun shine upon us
everyday and day after day
Let the prudence prevail upon us.
What a change? what a transformation?
We hope to achieve.

How To Heal Sprains – 5 Fast And Natural Remedies That Always Work

How to heal sprains might sound like a trivial question when asked suddenly. But then, how often have you experienced rigorous joint pains and tearing of ligaments which then leads to swellings? And how often have all these symptoms of a sprain gone uncared of?

Understanding Sprains

Sprains may be a frequent episode in all of our lives. But this does not connote that it is a diminutive crisis. Sprains are abrupt jerks or wrenches caused in the muscles of joints. This causes the muscles to stretch beyond their repairing thresholds and thus, tear through. These sprains may be very perilous if not addressed to without more ado. How to heal sprains is a very important problem to be tackled by the advancing field of medicine.

Dealing With The Crisis

Once a sprain has occurred, the first and foremost requirement is to stop any movement. Excess movements may further damage the ligaments. Now that moving around is not allowed, there is very little you can do unless you have company. Make sure there is always someone to help you out.

Sprains can be cured by both natural remedies and ointments or other medicines available in the market. Natural remedies for sprains can be performed at home itself and are the safest. The natural ingredients ensure that the cure is effective without any side-effects. Of course nowadays, people prefer to go for medicines available at stores rather than be burdened with the proper preparation techniques and the patience required for it to be arranged.

Some simple yet effective natural techniques on how to heal sprains are given below.

1. Prepare a cold compress using a freeze corn or peas bag. Ice works wonders on sprains and relieves pain instantaneously.

2. Black coffee is also a useful ingredient in healing sprains. Use it in cold compresses or with ice bags.

3. Camphor oil and olive oil are known for their effectiveness in curing sprains. Massage lightly with the mixture of these two oils on the sprained region.

4. A hot Epsom salt bath is a known remedy for sprained ankles.

5. In case of immense pain, consume hot milk with turmeric powder mixed in it. This is a fast method of decreasing any type of pain in the body.

Natural remedies are always 100% effective and safe. However, they consume a lot of time. Because this is a hurdle in the way, most people prefer ointments which can be directly applied on the sprained area for quick relief.

How To Heal Sprains Quickly

The general idea of a perfect medication for sprains will be an ointment which is as effectiveness as these natural remedies but works quickly without causing any side-effects. A renowned organization has discovered that an ointment which is made from ingredients like Belladonna, Ignatia, MSM, phosphorus, menthol, Rhus Tox and other herbs can amazingly speed up the process of removing all traces of pain. Studies conducted at this Health Institute have shown that an ointment with the right mix of herbs possesses the capabilities of being 100% as effective as natural cures. Consisting of natural ingredients itself, it is 100% safe and easy to apply. Side- effects are bygones they say. Users have already started marveling at the effectiveness of such ointments. How to heal sprains is now such an easy question to answer if one has this ointment in hand.

Conclusion

Sprains are small but dangerous problems. If not dealt with, it may even require surgery. Proper medication is absolutely necessary. But with the right knowledge on how to heal sprains and armed with a powerful ointment as such, sprains are something only history books would talk about.

Alternative Medicine for Chronic Diarrhea After Gallbladder Removal

People usually don’t like to talk about their bathroom issues, but for some it is an enormous problem. These days up to two billion people have diarrhea in one year – a colossal number. Diarrhea usually is not a sickness itself; it is a symptom of many harmful processes in our digestive system. Some people may experience a chronic diarrhea, which happens when diarrhea persists for more than two weeks, and there are more than 3 watery bowel movements daily.

This article focuses on chronic diarrhea after gallbladder removal. Why do many folks suffer from it? Is there non-drug, alternative medicine approach for this nasty condition?

The medical expression for the gallbladder removal surgery is cholecystectomy. This type of diarrhea is a symptom of the postcholecystectomy syndrome; disorder that often includes pain, gas, bloating, bile reflux, etc.

First let’s focus on unpleasant things. Even brilliant operation technique and surgical experience cannot prevent this complication after the gallbladder removal surgery. Statistically, approximately 10% of people without gallbladder sooner or later will have chronic diarrhea. In the US 700,000 gallbladders are removed annually, so we have a large number of sufferers with that issue after the surgery.

According to medical literature there is no cure for this disorder, there are just medications to control diarrhea. Even professionals recognize that cause of diarrhea after gallbladder removal is unknown. Anyhow, doctors call chronic diarrhea after gallbladder removal as “bile acids” diarrhea because bile acids are the culprit. Bile acids are essential parts of the bile.

Bile is produced by the liver and goes into the gallbladder for storage. When semi digested foods, come from the stomach into the first part of the small intestine-duodenum, gallbladder contracts. It pushes the bile through the bile duct and sphincter of Oddi into the duodenum to digest fatty foods.

Our body uses bile acids from the bile as detergent to make fat droplets smaller. It helps pancreatic enzyme lipase split up the fats on glycerol and fatty acids, which can be absorbed throughout the gut wall. This is a little complicated, but without understanding, it is difficult to realize how to get help.

In the normal situation, when bile is alkaline, bile acids are soluble. Any abnormal acidic changes in bile pH lead to precipitation of the bile acids. The insoluble bile acids are highly aggressive substances, which corrode and irritate gallbladder, bile ducts, sphincter of Oddi, duodenum causing inflammation, ulcers, and eventually cancer. The doctors found more incidence of the colon cancer in humans after gallbladder removal. Acidity of bile and precipitation of the bile acids is the main reason for the development of inflammation and gallbladder stones. There is a lot more medical information about this issue, in my eBook: healthy pancreas, healthy you.

By the way, people lose their gallbladders due to acidic bile causing inflammation and gallbladder stones. Gallbladder keeps bile for a long time; therefore, acidic, aggressive bile acids have more time to cause damage and inflammation. No wonder, gallbladder becomes first and common target for surgical knife.

However, gallbladder removal surgery does not normalize the acid-alkaline condition of the bile. After gallbladder surgery irritation and inflammation persist into liver bile ducts, bile duct, sphincter of Oddi, duodenum. Bile/pancreatic reflux can move this aggressive mixture up to the stomach causing gastritis, persistent heartburn, damage of esophagus, etc. Going down, the bile/pancreatic reflux may cause abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Let’s stop here and think what can make human bodies acidic? Modern food filled with acid-forming products. They are sugars, meats, grains, milk, alcohol, and unhealthy fats. Besides that, antibiotics in the food and as medication kill friendly intestinal flora; therefore, allow yeast and bacterial overgrowth in the gut. In turn, this creates constant fermentation and produces many acidic substances.

Therefore, keeping alkaline bile is extremely beneficial for people without gallbladder.

There are three natural ways to do that: eat alkaline diet, take alkaline minerals, and drink alkaline healing mineral water. Drinking healing mineral water is very popular in Europe.

Surgeons have performed cholecystectomy for 150 years. Hence, doctors knew the consequences’ of the gallbladder surgeries such as pain, indigestion, and diarrhea since that time. European doctors have recommended drinking healing mineral water for hundreds of years. The small town Karlovy Vary was a sacred place for people with gallbladder, liver, and pancreas disorders. Europeans drank this water from thermal spring or prepared it from vaporized geyser salt at home, for more than 250 years. Many articles and books in German, Czech, and Russian support the healing action of the Karlovy Vary healing mineral water after gallbladder removal.

Drinking healing mineral water prepared from genuine Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt can have a few beneficial actions. Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt can:

• Supply the body with alkaline minerals, bicarbonate and trace elements, which are essential parts of bile and pancreatic juice

• Make bile liquid and alkaline, so it will be less aggressive

• Decrease spasms of the sphincter of Oddy (sphincter of Oddy dysfunction)

• Decrease bile/pancreatic reflux

• Normalize stool

• Promote proper digestion

This is safe and effective natural remedy for persons with postcholecystectomy syndrome, but it requires time to reach the positive results. I suggest keeping track of saliva and urine pH at home to see the changes. Saliva and urine pH are window for us to see inside the body’s acid-alkaline balance. “I eat healthy”, “I don’t drink alcohol”, “I exercise”, I hear often from my patients. They are actually surprised when their saliva and urine pH are less than 6.6 (acidic state).

Acidity, medical name is chronic metabolic acidosis, is rampant now. Nowadays, nutritional experts consider that metabolic acidosis is the core of various digestive and metabolic disorders.

Another natural way to neutralize acidity in the body is taking the alkaline mineral supplements. The best for this job is cellular magnesium-potassium.

Exacerbation of the chronic diarrhea after gallbladder removal hugely depends upon dysbiosis (Candida-yeast overgrowth and/or Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). Antibiotics and some other medications, poor eating habits, heavy metals toxicity, and alcohol disrupt normal microbial balance inside the small and large intestines.

When the friendly intestinal flora is not present, the opportunistic infection such as harmful bacteria, yeast, and parasites take over gastrointestinal tract. By medical research, dysbiosis leads to precipitation of the bile acids consequently worsens chronic diarrhea.

Contrary the common believe, eating yogurt and taking low quality probiotics usually cannot restore the natural balance between friendly intestinal flora and opportunistic infection. Using antibiotics and antifungal agents cannot restore the proper, natural balance in the gut. “Kill and destroy” approach is not for this case.

Restoration of the friendly intestinal flora is the time-consuming process that includes healthful diet, colon hydrotherapy, drinking healing mineral water prepared from genuine Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt, taking the proven quality of probiotics and nutritional supplements. Colon hydrotherapy by flushing colon can eliminate bile acids, establish an environment for beneficial bacteria to reside there.

Diarrhea after gallbladder removal is not a new thing. People have suffered from this kind of chronic diarrhea for a long time. For now, the scientific research and the clinical base evidences support the effectiveness of herbs in digestive disorders especially in case of the chronic diarrhea. Herbs can promote releasing of the liver bile; make bile liquid and alkaline.

Chronic diarrhea after gallbladder removal creates problems with digestion, pains, lost of fluid, minerals, trace elements, vitamins, and essential fatty acids. It can cause many symptoms, which are very far from the colon. These problems may include depression, low immunity, disorders of the skin, adrenal, thyroid, heart, and vessels, produce additional symptoms and other treatments. Just concerning about where is the bathrooms, water-resistant pads, and diapers are not the main solution for chronic diarrhea after gallbladder removal.

Do not give up look for help. It is necessary to find the knowledgeable licensed alternative medicine practitioner to work with.

The information contained here is presented for educational, informational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is not to be used to replace the services or instructions of a physician or qualified health care practitioner.

ADHD Causes – Imbalanced Gut and Intestinal Parasites

It may sound completely ludicrous, but attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be due to a problem in the gut. This theory is a radical departure from Western medicine's view of ADHD as caused by a neurotransmitter deficiency. However, mounting evidence supports the relationship between ADHD and gastrointestinal problems. When you learn how the gastrointestinal system and the nervous system are strongly interrelated, you will understand why this theory makes sense.

The human gastrointestinal system is far more than just a long tube where substitutes enter as food and leave as waste. The gastrointestinal system is the only system in the body with its own nervous system, called the enteric nervous system. Not only does the enteric system have as many neurons as the spinal cord; it also produces more serotonin (the neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of happiness) than the actual nervous system. This is why scientists use the term "second brain" to refer to the enteric nervous system.

The gastrointestinal system hosts a rich ecosystem of gut flora – hundreds of species of healthy bacteria that are responsible for many of the gut's nutrient-absorption functions. Gut flora aids digestion, synthesizes vitamins, assists in absorbing nutrients, and functions as a natural filter so that toxins, carcinogens, and other harmful bacteria are released from entering the body. Of course, there are also bad bacteria like yeast present in the gastrointestinal tract, but they only make up 20% of the gut's ecosystem. The other 80% is composed of healthy bacterium like bifidobacteria and lactobacillus. As long as the 80-20 ratio of healthy bacteria to bad bacterium is maintained, the gastrointestinal system and enteric nervous system are considered to be healthy.

What can disrupt the healthy balance of gut flora and cause an imbalanced gut, or dysbiosis? Food intolerances, a high-sugar diet, antibiotics, and stress are the leading causes of an imbalanced gut. Among children, dysbiosis is usually due to intolerance to gluten and casein, proteins that form harmful peptides when improperly digested. It is not surprising that industrialized countries have the highest cases of ADHD – sugar-laden trees, high-dairy foods, and processed foods are practically diet mainstays. The higher standard of living also allows families easy access to antibiotics.

When dysbiosis sets in and harmful bacteria overcrowd the good bacteria, there is an excess of toxins and inflammatory compounds in the gut, irritating the intestine lining and preventing it from performing its filtration function. Instead of keeping toxins out and absorbing nutrients, the lining does the complete opposite, and toxins leak into the bloodstream. Here is the term "leaky gut syndrome." The toxins in the blood eventually make their way to the brain, where they disrupt the brain wave activation patterns and the production of neurotransmitters.

Beside dysbiosis, another gastrointestinal problem plagues many ADHD children. A Canadian specialist in functional medicine, Dr. Michael Lyons, discovered that 65% of children with ADHD also host intestinal parasites that feed on the nutrients and minerals found in the gut. Intestinal parasites typically come from contaminated food or water, or from children to forget to wash their hands after playing with soil or fecal matter.

Since gastrointestinal problems are prevalent among children with ADHD, a holistic treatment plan should always include testing for gastrointestinal function and gut flora. Unlike prescribed medications, which only get rid of the symptoms, this treatment is designed to eliminate the root of the disorder so that the child can overcome ADHD without harmful side-effects and receive only long-term benefits.

Smoking is One of the Causes of Colon Cancer

Some smokers may not be aware that smoking is one of the causes of colon cancer. This is the organ in your body that does not forget your smoking habit. It's true that the sooner you quit smoking, the sooner your body begins returning to that of a non-smoker.

In 48 hours the decline in lung function and excess risk of lung cancer stops and your risk of heart attack reduced by half after 1 year of quitting compared with that of a smoker. After 15 years of staying smoke free, your risk of a heart attack falls to the same level as someone never smoked before.

However, unlike your lungs, your colon is not so forgiving. Long-term cigarette smoking increases your risk of developing colon cancer because inhaled tobacco not only transports carcininogens to the colon but also seem to increase polyp size. In general, the size of the polyp is related to the chance of it becoming cancerous. The bigger it is, the greater the chance. Studies done pointing the finger at smoking contributing to 12% of fatal colon cancers.

An American Cancer Society study has found that smokers are more likely to die of colon cancer than non-smokers.

Men and women who smoked have an increased 30% and 40% risk respectively to die from colon cancer compared to men and women who never smoked. Hopefully this will bring greater awareness that smoking is one of the causes of colon cancer and can be the one more reason to bring you closer to quitting smoking and be more watchful and screening for this common cancer.

Ovarian Cysts While Pregnant – How to Get Rid of Them Safely

Ovarian cysts are common and can occur in any woman, at any age, and at any time, so it is not uncommon for a woman to grow ovarian cysts while pregnant. As with any health issues that face pregnant women, treatment options are limited during pregnancy especially with issues to do with the reproductive system.

The size, shape and consistency of the ovarian cysts can be checked by doing an ultrasound and some doctors think it is safe enough to perform surgery during the second trimester on a pregnant woman.

However, this is not likely to be the best option because there is always a risk with surgical procedures and anesthetics, and most women would not want to take on that extra risk and the additional stress it would place on the baby. There may also be a higher risk of miscarriage.

Most cysts are sacs filled with fluid and as such will eventually go away on their own. The only time that surgery should be considered is when there is strong indications that a cyst may be catastrophic, as delay in this case could be dangerous.

Even though most cysts are just fluid built up in a sac, they can still be very painful, and prolonged pain is not good for the mother or the baby. In this situation, the best help can be found in using natural cures, and these can work very well when a woman has ovarian cysts while pregnant.

To alleviate the pressure that cysts cause and the pain that comes from it, increasing the amount of fiber in the diet helps by reducing pressure on the bladder. This in turn helps reduce the general discomfort in the whole area and can provide some initial relief. Unfortunately, being pregnant also adds pressure in the abdomen area so can make the pain of cysts much worse.

Some of the other things you can do to get more comfortable are – drinking hot camomile tea, which helps to relax the body and the mind, and using heat applied gently over the area where the cysts are. The tea provides antioxidants which help cleanse the body of toxins and the heat helps to relax muscles and relieve tension.

The important thing to remember is to relax and reduce stress. Having ovarian cysts while pregnant does not mean it can not be treated. By taking a few simple steps using natural treatments, you can soon feel the benefits and eliminate the pain now, and any future recurrence of your ovarian cysts.

Choosing a Thrush Diet – 3 Choices For Treating Candida

Few people know this but thrush can be treated, and prevented by eating the right food. But you probably need help in choosing a thrush diet. Usually, people treat candida directly by applying various medicines and home remedies. Since there are food items that help inhibit the unnatural growth of yeast in the body, some do the exact opposite.

Treating thrush through diet is not just about what you should eat but what you should not. Here are the top three food items your thrush diet must consist of:

Vegetables – Cabbage, onions, eggplants, asparagus, lettuce and other green leafy vegetables that are rich in fiber are good for a thrush diet. These vegetables ensure that the candida levels in your body are normal by giving you the right amount of protein, complex carbohydrates and fiber. Also, although these vegetables contain sugar, which is said to increase the growth of yeast, these simple sugars also have anti fungal properties.

Meat – Pork, poultry, beef, lamb and goat meat are fine, as none of these will aggravate the growth of the yeast in our body. Just make sure that the meat you consume has been organically fed or some chemicals used may worsen your yeast infection.

Sea foods, especially oily fish are also good for your thrush diet.

Others – Garlic has anti-fungal properties that can be used to treat thrush. Yogurt, the unflavored type, is also a popular cure for yeast infection because it contains live cultures that can fight off the overgrowth of yeast.

Peppermint tea can also help your yeast infection by killing off the excess yeast in the body. Typically, most of the mint family of teas are recommended in choosing a thrush diet.

But there are foods to avoid:

• Sugary, sweet foods. Sweet fruits, while healthy, can worsen your thrush.

• Food that contains yeast such as bread.

These are the basics you must consider in choosing a thrush diet.

This condition should never be taken lightly, and you should feel free to discuss it with your natural health counselor. There is a wide variety of herbal formulas that have proved very successful.

Fact Sheet for Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is one of the worst liver diseases, it affects more that 30,000 people each year, and millions are carrying the hepatitis C virus in their bodies. Unfortunately it also causes quite a large number of deaths.
There are 6 types of hepatitis viruses, and all of them affect the liver in one way or another. Hepatitis C is the most dangerous type.

The hepatitis C virus causes the liver to inflammation, and if it is not treated it can lead to liver cancer. It is transmitted by blood to blood contact with an infected person – if you share the same needle in an injection, have sex with a virus carrier, or if you were born from a mother that has the virus. You can not get the hepatitis C virus if you touch, hug or kiss someone that has it.

There are two main types of hepatitis C – acute and chronic.

The acute hepatitis C virus becomes active 6 months after the infection with it. It can be detected if a blood analysis is performed but surprisingly it has almost no signs and symptoms. Only a few patients with hepatitis C experience abdominal pain, fatigue and loss of appetite.
Aproximately a quarter of the acute hepatitis C patients naturally eliminate the virus from their bodies, but the remaining three quarters develop chronic hepatitis C. A few years ago doctors did nothing against acute hepatitis C and waited to see if the virus is eliminated, but recent research has shown that if it is treated the chances that the virus disappears increases.

Chronic hepatitis C appears if the virus is not eliminated in the first 6 months. It has almost no detectable symptoms and in most cases it is discovered accidentally during tests on the patient. But when the liver gets seriously damaged some symptoms do occur. The most common ones are fatigue, fever, abdominal pain, headache, nausea, low appetite, muscle and joint pain.

The next phase of hepatitis C is called cirrhosis, and its symptoms are related to the fact that the liver is not functioning properly anymore. Patients with cirrhosis are bruised and bleed easily, experience jaundice, bone pain, and other symptoms that vary from one patient to another.

It is very hard to cure hepatitis C. If it is discovered while it's in the acute phase then the chances increase, but in its chronic phase only few are cured.
The most common hepatitis C treatment is a number of injections with a drug called pegylated interferon alfa, which is combined with ribavirin pills. These two substances help the body clear the virus, but they are not always effective and they have several side effects among which you can find anemia and fatigue.

If the disease has advanced too much and its damage to the liver is irreversible then a liver transplant must be done. The bad thing about this is that it is pretty hard to find a liver that fits because a large number of people need this transplant and there are too few donors.

Since so little can be done against this terrible disease you should always beware getting infected with it. Under no circumstances share the same needle with anyone and stay away from sexual encounters with strangers. We can only hope that the future will come with a cure for hepatitis C.

One Simple Step to Reverse Fatty Liver Disease

What is fatty liver disease, or steatosis? A mild liver condition where fat accumulates inside liver cells and causes them to malfunction. Over time, steatosis may lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure.

Do you think you may suffer from this condition?

Fatty liver is very common (up to 30% of all people in the Western world) and it causes very mild symptoms, like nausea, bad breath, rashes, obesity, diabetes, and hypertension.

But is there anything you can do to reverse fatty liver disease?

There are actually three very well known herbs that studies have shown cause a consistent reduction and reversion on any liver disease, even cancer!

These three herbs are so effective that some pharmaceuticals already have studies under way to extract the active substances in them in order to produce drugs for liver cancer and cirrhosis. But they have not yet been able to do so.

Fortunately, these herbs are very accessible and anyone with fatty liver disease can get them and start treating him or herself.

Want to know what these herbs are?

Ginger, milk thistle, and turmeric. Did not I tell you they were very well known?

There are already combinations of these on the market. They are more convenient than the three herbs separate, but if you take all three herbs there is no gain in effect from taking them as a whole pill or separate.

The studies that have shown the efficacy of these herbs used them as pills (ie true supplements). However, I suggest you also include them in your cooking to increase their effect.

Effective Kidney Stones Natural Remedies

Natural remedies for kidney stones are many. With cures and treatments, it is always a plus to avoid remedies that may come with side effects. Natural treatments for this health condition will promise to deliver effective results and yet cause no harm to the body on the side. This article features a list of top natural remedies that have been indicated effective. First though, what exactly are kidney stones?

They are painful stone-like masses that form in the urinary tract. They are also called renal calculi and are the most common problem in the tract. Their formation is credited to the deposition of salts and minerals that include uric acid, phosphorous, oxalic, calcium and many others. Urine has the task of making sure that the salt and minerals are diluted and when this does not happen, little stones will form bringing to life kidney stones.

Natural remedies are as follows;

• Water works magic when it comes to treating kidney stones as well as preventing the formation of the stones. It will have a diluting effect where the salts and minerals will be flushed accordingly. Experts say that taking up to 4 liters a day will prevent this problem as well as help cure it.

• Basil juice is one of the most effective natural remedies for kidney stones. It can be taken together with honey and a teaspoonful of each will do for several months.

• Celery is vital for all people who are at risk of forming the stones. It will work to prevent as well as to remedy. Natural remedies for kidney stones like celery will surely act without causing any ill-effects to the body.

• Watermelon is a super remedy. It will not just contain lots of water for diluting the stones but will be rich in potassium crucial for function of the body. It is considered the best fruit remedy for the problem making it one of the top natural remedies for kidney stones.

• Bran flakes are another excellent choice of remedy. It is rich in fiber that will also help the body not to retain oxalate and calcium in the urinary track by removing them.

• The best remedies in vitamins and minerals for this condition include magnesium, vitamin A, E and B6. The vitamins and minerals will basically prevent the formation of stones as well as boosting healing of the urinary tract.

• Top herbs that treat and prevent this condition include aloe vera, cleavers, dandelion roots, uva ursi and cranberry. The list of natural remedies is long.