Holistic Healing Practices – Defined – Jin Shin Jyutsu through Yoga

Jin Shin Jyutsu: Jin Shin Jyutsu is the art of releasing the tensions which cause various symptoms of discomfort in our bodies. Our bodies contain numerous energy pathways or meridians that feed life into all our cells. When one or more of these paths become blocked, this blockage may lead to discomfort or even severe pain. This stoppage or stagnation may not only disrupt a local area, but can persist and eventually cause disharmony to all paths of energy flows, leading to more severe ailments. In a Jin Shin Jyutsu treatment the specialist's hands are used as 'jumper cables' to energize the body's run-down battery. This reopens the energy pathways, to release pain, disease and stress. Stresses such as injuries, emotional and natural tensions, digestive disorders, genetic (inherited) and surgery all contribute to having blockages. A single treatment lasts about one hour and will continue to release energy for an additional eight hours, healing, balancing and relaxing the body. Jin Shin Jyutsu can assist in releasing almost any problem, because of the powerful unblocking that occurs as it opens the defect universal meridians.

Jin Shin Therapies: Jin Shin Therapies, ancient oriental healing arts, use touch on specific points on the body to release blockages of energy, thereby harmonizing and revitalizing the body on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.

Kinesiology: Kinesiology involves the testing of various muscles and nerves of the body in order to determine the strength or weakness of various organ and energetic systems. It can also be used to determine how receptive the body is to various remedies and therapies, thereby assisting with the restoration of optimal health.

Labyrinths: The Labyrinths was used in the early mystery schools to achieve balance and enlightenment and has been recently rediscovered to assist in the raising of our consciousness. It is an ancient tool thought to bring balance, healing, spiritual awakening, and protection. Learn how this design, found in many ancient cultures, is a path to center. It can bring about deep insight and new ways of perceiving the challenges of life.

Light Therapy: Light Therapies are a form of bodywork that uses gentle, pumping movements to break up blockage in the lymphatic system while speeding up the flow of lymphatic fluid. This action cleans the body of waste and has been shown to restore fluid balance while strengthening the immune system. Lymphatic Drainage can be performed manually or with specific equipment.

Magnets / Magnetic Therapy: Magnets & Magnetic Therapy utilize magnets and electromagnet fields for the treatments of numerous conditions including fractures, pain, arthritis, circulatory problems and many others.

Massage Therapy: Massage Therapy is an effective broad-based system of remedial treatment consisting of kneading, rubbing and other manipulating a part or the whole body with the hands. Although not limited to, Massage Therapy focuses primarily on muscles, organs and lymphatic tissue.

Meditation: Meditation has been utilized for thousands of years to bring about integration of mind, body and spirit. Similar to guided imagery, meditation has shown beneficial results on a wide range of conditions, from hypertensive and immune enhancement to asthma, stress reduction and pain management.

Mind / Body / Spirit / Emotions: Mind / Body / Spirit / Emotions is an emerging field of health care that deals with the total effects of thought, physical body, emotional and spiritual aspects of humans and their effect on chronic conditions such as cancer, chronic fatigue, AIDS, lupus, fibromyalgia, diabetes, mitral valve prolapse, MS, PMS, TMJ, Parkinson's disease, and mental health. This broadening field of 'wholeness' includes a wide range of disciplines including biofeedback, guided imagery, meditation, hypnosis, regression, past life regression, and many others.

Myofascial Release: Myofascial Release addresses the connective tissue that runs through the body. Because connective tissue can become strained or damaged, myofascial release can bring relief for those suffering from chronic pain, physical dysfunction or bodily injury, as well as surgery and postural misalignment.

Myotherapy: Myotherapy is manual massage and pressure on sensitive spots of the body known as 'trigger points' to relieve chronic pain and disease, such as arthritis and multiple sclerois.

Naturopathy: Naturopathy is a system based upon natural natural principles of health and a deep respect for the healing power of nature. A growing field of holistic health care, Naturopathy focuses on the underlying cause of disease and blends centuries-old natural, non-toxic therapies with current advances in the study of health and human systems, covering all aspects of family health from prenatal to geriatric care .

Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a behavioral technology utilizing a set of guiding principles, attitudes and techniques about real life behavior. NLP allows you to change, adopt or eliminate behaviors, as you desire, and gives you the ability to choose your mental, emotional and physical states of well-being. NLP is used to enhance interpersonal skills, communication and rapport 'in business to improve management and sales; in education to improve student performance and achievement and to enhance personal development and effectiveness.

Neuromuscular Therapy: Neuromuscular Therapy is a comprehensive program of soft tissue manipulation that balances the body's central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. Based on neurological laws that explain how the central nervous system initiates and maintains pain, the goal is to relieve the pain and dysfunction by alleviating the underlying cause. NMT emphasizes the role of the brain, spinal, and nerves in muscular pain. It uses advanced concepts in pressure therapy to break the stress-tension-pain cycle. It aims to relax muscle and release compressed nerves so that circulation can increase and the body will return to normal neuromuscular integrity and balance.

Oriental Medicine: Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM) – aka Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) – is the oldest continuously practiced medicine in the world. More than one-fourth of the world's population now uses one or more of the many therapies and treatments offered through TOM. These therapies and treatments include acupuncture, herbs, massage, meditation and a wide variety of other energy related therapies such as Qi Gong and Tai Chi.

Oxygen / Ozone Therapy: Oxygen / Ozone Therapy is a rapidly growing treatment that dates back a hundred years to Germany and includes hydrogen peroxide therapy, ozone therapy (HVOT) and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to treat a wide range of ailments and disorders, and to assist in detoxifying the body.

Pilates: Pilates is a full-body exercise system that emphasizes body alignment and correct breathing system using the abdomen, lower back and buttocks as a power center. Pilates enables the rest of the body to move freely. You experience a new awareness as your mind is directed through your body's movement. Pilates may be performed by people of any age or fitness level in order to improve their flexibility and range of motion. Pilates is used in conjunction with physical therapy to aid in recovery.

Qi Gong: Qi Gong is an ancient oriental technique that utilizes movement and breathing to stimulate the natural healing energies within the body. Qi Gong has been shown to enhance the overall vitality of those who practice it regularly. It also helps to reduce stress and assist with disease resistance.

Reconnective Healing®: Reconnective Healing® is a process developed through Dr. Eric Pearl. It uses what quantum physics describes as parallel dimensional frequencies. These frequencies provide an experience that differs from anything previously encountered. People report experiencing healing cancer, AIDS-related disease and other serious illnesses.

Reflexology: Reflexology is a method of healing and balancing through the manipulation and stimulation of reflex areas located in the hands and feet. These areas correspond to all areas of the body providing effective treatment for pain and a variety of ailments.

Regression Therapy: Regression therapy takes the individual to hypnotically regressed point in their current life or a previous life. A, (preferably certified regression) practitionerer discusses with the person what they wish to accomplish. They may, for example, believe that a fear of water, not based on any known traumatic experience, might be based on death by drowning in a previous life, or they may wish to know whatever they knew their spouse in past life. The regression practitioner then takes the person back in time to current or previous life experiences. Regressing to a previous experience is powerful healing and cathartic, because the feelings associated with the experience, whether in one's current or past life, can be processed. In a past life experience, it often includes dramatic events of death, loss, betrayal, or deep love and happiness. The person often finds themselves in a body of a different gender, age, or race. The function of the whole experience is to heal past traumas by understanding, forgiving and being forgiven. Understanding the roots of a phobia, illness, accident, or even birthmark is very helpful to getting on with the business of the current lifetime. For instance, a person who starved in a previous lifetime can let go of the urge to overeat when it is understood as no longer relevant. A person who has an abusive relationship can let go of it when they understand that the karma binding them to the other person is that the other person caused their death in a previous life. It is not necessary to suffer further when this is understood. Past life regression hypnosis has extremely fast results in healing of self-defeating behaviors, or understanding potential areas of achievement which may have past-life roots.

Reiki: Reiki ('Rei' – universal energy and 'Ki' – the life force that flows through every living thing) is a energy-based system of bodywork. Treatment consists of the use of the practitioner's hands to stimulate and infuse energy to the recipient to expedite the healing process. Reiki is a safe, non-invasive, non-therapeutic therapy commonly used to help reduce stress and revitalize energy.

Rolfing®: Rolfing is the original form of structural integration Dr. Ida P. Rolf perfected 60 years ago. It is a holistic approach based on the recognition that we function better at many levels when our bodies are properly aligned in gravity. The goal of Rolfing is to create a body that is effortlessly upright, properly aligned, and at ease with itself and gravity. Some of the results are long lasting freedom from pain and stress as well as improvement in function at every level including improved range of motion, joint integrity, and overall sense of well-being.

Shiatsu: Shiatsu means 'finger pressure.' It involves a sequence of rhythmic presses firmly applied to specific body points. It is designed to balance the acupuncture meridians of the body while increasing wellness, treating pain and various other ailments.

Sound Therapy: Sound Therapy is based on the idea that sound can influence health by its balancing, calming and energizing effects on the brain and nervous system. Sound Therapy has become widely accepted in hospitals, clinics and schools throughout the world as an effective treatment to alleviate pain, over various learning disabilities, improve strength and endurance, as well as improve movement and balance. http://www.soundmindbodyhealing.com

Spiritual Brain Repatterning (SBR): Spiritual Brain Repatterning is a tool which allows review of a person's present-life (womb to age 5) cellular programming, SBR identifies the major negative-statements embroidered at the cellular level which have created discordance emotional themes in one's life. The counter-statements are then programmed at at the cellular level which results in the release of those discordant emotional themes from one's life giving us the freedom to move forward in a whole new manner. Most people report that core attitudes towards life noticeable change. Children with ADD or ADHD respond dramatically positively to SBR, as wel as people with major self-punishment or self-destructive tendencies.

Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT): Spiritual Response Therapy allows fro definitively addressing many of the emotional issues / patterns limiting one's life. Through SRT, the emotional programs that are running at the cellular level of an individual are identified and an 'educational' process begins at the soul level which allows the programs to be resolved. This releases a remarkable emotional baggage, enabling each person the freedom to explore life in a new manner, unconstrained by many of the old patterns and routines, which were previously governing their lives. It is a useful tool in releasing anxiety, depression, phobias, addictions, suicidal behavior patterns, and often effective in emerging health challenges and physical disabilities. SRT allows for greater quality in relationships, freedom from limiting emotional issues and a greater inner-peace and inner-harmony in dealing with life.

Structural Integration: Structural Integration work is based on the concept that human function is improved when segments of the body (head, torso, pelvis, legs and feet) are properly aligned. Practitioners use carefully applied pressure to help reorganize tissue while realigning the body. Structural Integration offers its own unique therapy – not be construed as chiropractic care.

Tai Chi: Tai Chi consist of graceful, continuous movements combined with breathing control to promote relaxation, balance, flexibility, muscle tone, and coordination while improving overall physical and mental agility. Tai Chi teachers the cultivation, balancing and focusing of internal energy (chi). This ancient art dates back to the 8th century and is based on traditional defensive and offensive techniques. In addition to bare hand techniques, weapons such as the sword, saber and spear are also used. Several schools of Tai Chi include the Chen, Yang, Wu and Sun. Tai Chi has been used as part of treatments for back problems, ulcers and stress.

Total Body Modification (TBM): Total Body Modification is a hand on healing practice which is an off shot of chiropractic medicine. It essentially raises the body as having a 'health-computer,' tests the circuits to identify which are improperly programmed, corrects the programming, and then, 're-boots' the computer so that the new patterns are fully operational. Many people with pneumonia, knee / joint problems, chronic cough, adrenal fatigue, reversed polarity, herpes, sunburn sensitivity, etc. have experienced lasting relief with TBM.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) – aka Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM): – is the oldest continuously practiced medicine in the world. More than one-fourth of the world's population now uses one or more of the many therapies and treatments offered through TCM. These therapies and treatments include acupuncture, herbs, massage, meditation and a wide variety of other energy related therapies such as Qi Gong and Tai Chi.

Trauma Resolution: Effective Trauma Resolution approaches seek to release the physical and emotional pain of overwhelming experiences – aka Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
At the moment of an overwhelming experience the nervous system subconsciously and automatically induces an altered state to protect and calm the system. When left unresolved in the cells and fields of the body, these static energies foster depression, anxiety, disease and compulsivity. New strategies – such as: Regression Therapy, Spiritual Brain Repatterning (SBR), Spiritual Restructuring, Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT) address these powerful moments of encoding.

Watsu: Watsu – aka Water Shiatsu – is a form of massage performed in chest high, body-temperature water. A Watsu practitioner guides the individual through a series of dance-like movements, while using Zen Shiatsu techniques in order to release blockages in the body's meridians-energy pathways. Watsu is commonly used to relieve tension and stress, pain, arthritis and a wide variety of emotional and physical problems.

Yoga: Yoga is an ancient Indian system of spirituality, health and longevity, which utilizes various physical postures, breathing exercises, meditation and life-style considerations to bring about a state of balanced health and well-being. Numerous studies have shown that Yoga, Yoga Therapy and meditation have positive health benefits on a wide range of conditions including headaches, stress, pain, asthma, high blood pressure and numerous other health issues.

Cerebral Vascular Accident

Cerebrovascular accident is the medical term for an event more commonly known as "stroke" and for the purpose of this assignment the word "stroke" will be used. A stroke is a sudden event affecting the blood vessels of the brain. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death in the world (Lopez et al., 2001).

With treatment, stroke prevention and therapy are advancing all the time. The outlook for those who suffer ischemic or subarachnoid episodes continues to improve. The key to all success where stroke is concerned is early diagnosis and subsequent treatment. An individual is more at risk of suffering a stroke if they have:

  • Suffered a stroke previously
  • Suffered a myocardial infarction
  • Had a transient ischemic attack (mini-stroke)
  • Have an artificial heart valve
  • Suffer uncontrolled hypertension
  • Are diabetic
  • Are known to have raised cholesterol
  • Have a family history of strokes

Any one or combination of the above can provide predisposing factors for having a stroke. Patients who suffer these types of risk factors or conditions are encouraged to carry on them some form of identification of the fact, so that in the event of a medical emergency or unexpected hospital admission physicians may be able to determine a diagnosis or cause for the problem more quickly. There are several different types of stroke all with different causes and presenting symptoms, this learning material focuses on the three main types of stroke:

Ischemic Stroke Ischemic stroke is known to be the most common type accounting for around 80% of all strokes. It is caused by a clot or other blockage within an artery leading to the brain (Stroke Center, date unknown). The presenting symptoms of an ischemic stroke include:

  • Headache
  • Muscle weakness
  • Paralysis
  • Reduced / lost sensation on one side of the body
  • Dysphasia (difficulty speaking)
  • Confusion / incoherence
  • Visual disturbance
  • Loss of co-regulation and balance
  • Dizziness

Diagnosis is usually based on symptoms and results of physical examination, imaging tests and blood tests (Merck Manuals, 2007). There is no blood test or electrocardiogram (ECG) specific for stroke, and CT scans may be inherently normal for up to six hours after acute onset of stroke. Thus the neurologist becomes an irreplaceable member of the team to acutely evaluate stroke patients (Llinas, 2006). A condition called "atherosclerosis" is commonly the cause of the blockage of the blood vessel, and atherosclerosis pertains to fatty deposits that accumulate on the walls of the vessels causing a disruption or total blockage to the much needed blood supply to the brain. These fatty deposits can cause two types of obstruction:

Cerebral thrombosis this refers to a thrombus (blood clot) that develops at the clogged part of the vessel.

Cerebral embolism this refers generally to a blood clot that forms at another location in the circulatory system, usually the heart and large arteries of the upper chest and neck. A portion of the blood clot breaks loose, enters the bloodstream and travels through the brains blood vessels until it reaches vessels too small to let it pass. A second important cause of embolism is an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation. It creates conditions where clots can form in the heart, dislodge and travel to the brain. (American Stroke Association, 2008) Rapid intervention is required to provide optimal treatment for the patient who has suffered an acute ischemic stroke. Early assessment and rapid intervention are crucial to avoid the risk of permanent disability or at worse death. The use of rapid assessment and early intervention is essential in all presenting cases. Thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator has been labeled for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, but it must be given within three hours of stroke aspect. However, fibrinolytic therapy can be given safely to only a fraction of patients with acute stroke, and more broadly applicable therapies are needed. Recent evidence does not support the routine use of heparin in patients with acute stroke, and early use of aspirin offers only modest benefit (Benavente and Hart, 1999). The use of Aspirin to treat those who have had an ischemic stroke is not uncommon, Aspirin works in such a way as to thin the blood to sufficient levels to avoid the formation of blood clots that can cause such events.

Intra-cerebral Hemorrhage (ICH) An intra-cerebral hemorrhage is one of two types of hemorrhagic stroke and is a type of stroke caused by the sudden rupture of an artery within the brain. Blood is then released into the brain, compressing brain structures (Stroke Center, date unknown). The most common cause of intra-cerebral hemorrhage is hypertension. Difficulties arise when individuals experience high blood pressure without knowledge of the fact, as more often than not hypertension does not display any adverse symptoms. There are some less common causes of intra-cerebral hemorrhage and these include:

  • Trauma (particularly head injury)
  • Infection (systemic)
  • Abnormalities with individual blood vessels
  • Blood clotting disorders

Oral anticoagulation is another factor that contributes to the increasing incidence of intra-cerebral hemorrhage. As the population continues to age, the number of indications for long-term anticoagulation continue to increase (Ansell et al., 2001). Because of the high mortality rate of patients who have suffered intra-cerebral hemorrhage often is the case that anticoagulation therapy is avoided due to possible undesirable effects such as ICH. Intra-cerebral hemorrhages tend to begin abruptly and the patient will usually experience a severe headache. Other presenting symptoms may also be:

  • Weakness, paralysis or loss of sensation usually affects one side of the body only.
  • Slurred speech
  • Confusion or altered level of comprehension
  • Loss of consciousness

Brain CT or MRI scan is the popular diagnostic tool in the case of ICH. Results are quick and comprehensive therefore preventing management of the problem to begin without delay. At this current time there is no FDA approved treatment for intra-cerebral hemorrhage, unlike other types of stroke. Treatment depends on the location, cause, and extent of the hemorrhage. Surgery may be needed, especially if there is bleeding in the cerebellum. Surgery may also be performed to repair or remove structures causing the bleed such as cerebral aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation (Dr Koop, 2006). The prognosis for intra-cerebral hemorrhage is more likely to be fatal than that of ischemic stroke. Bleeding is usually more severe and damage to the brain depth. Where death does not occur, there is almost always depleted brain function.

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) A subarachnoid hemorrhage is also a type of stroke caused by the sudden rupture of an artery. This type of stroke is the second type of "hemorrhagic stroke". A subarachnoid hemorrhage differs slightly from an intracerebral hemorrhage in that the location of the rupture leads to blood filling the space surrounding the brain rather than inside of it (Stroke Center, date unknown). The most common cause of subarachnoid hemorrhage is abnormalities in the blood arteries at the base of the brain. These are called "aneurysms". The arteries swell and become weak they can then rupture causing the hemorrhage to occur. Known risk factors for subarachnoid hemorrhage include:

  • Smoking
  • Putative factors such as: increasing age, female gender, black race, alcohol abuse, binge drinking.
  • Increased risk with high body mass index has been suggested.

And causative factors include:

  • Trauma
  • Vascular malformations of the brain or spinal cord
  • Blood dyscrasias
  • Less commonly reported: tumors, infection and vasculopathies.

(Neuroland, date unknown)

When an intracranial aneurysm ruptures into the subarachnoid compartment, it causes a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). An estimated 10% of SAH cases result in sudden death due to the rapid and marked increases in intracranial pressure caused by the ruptured aneurysm (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 2006). Rapid diagnosis is essential in all cases of SAH, as treatment is possible even if the output is not always a positive one. Head CT scan is the commonest diagnostic imaging used in suspected cases of SAH. Not only is the test one which is easy to arrange and quick to perform it also gives clear and concise data on the amount of damage, if any to the brain. In cases where CT brain appears normal a lumbar puncture would be the next test as in some cases blood can be detected in the spinal fluid obtained during the test.

There are varying types of symptoms of a subarachnoid hemorrhage however acute acute is the most common. This is often associated with vomiting, and in serious cases coma occurs soon after the cerebral aneurism has ruptured. Surgery is one option in the treatment of SAH, if the hemorrhage is due to an injury or ruptured aneurysm. If no blood clot or aneurysm is identified then medical management is the way forward. For some with extensive damage death is likely and despite treatment can not be avoided. Where medical management is possible, treatment may be as follows:

  • Use of intravenous anti-hypertensives is preferred, as high blood pressure will unduly exacerbate the problems and risks.
  • Analgesia and anti-anxiety medications are also helpful to minimize pain and distress caused by the event.
  • In many cases anti-seizure treatment such as 'Phenytoin' is given as patients can be at risk of seizures due to increased pressure in the brain.
  • Bed rest to avoid exertion and consequent pressure to the brain will be recommended.
  • Avoidance of training is also essential, and in most cases patients are given stool softeners and / or laxatives to assist bowel movements and avoid training.

With treatment is 'stroke' prevention and therapy advocating all the time the outlook for those who suffer ischemic or subarachnoid episodes continues to improve. The key to all success where stroke is concerned is early diagnosis and subsequent treatment.

Heart Attack Symptoms for Women – No Chest Pain?

You notice that Mom just does not look right and you ask her if she's ok. "I'm just tired, that's all, it's no big deal." You sit and talk with her for a little while longer. She looks a little pale and starts to have trouble breathing. "I just have not been sleeping well. I'm fine, do not worry about me."

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our moms, grandmas, and sisters are on our minds. Everyone is wearing pink shirts, pink wristbands, and even pink cleats (Go Chargers!). Breast cancer is on the forefront of everyone's thoughts, but major breakthroughs have recently been made in cardiac arrest research.

Have you known any men who had heart attacks? How about women? The research shows that they could look very different from each other. According to a recent study by the National Institute of Health (NIH), women are less likely to have "classic" symptoms during a heart attack. What do you look for? How do you know? The study found that the 3 most common symptoms experienced before a woman's cardiac event were: abnormal fatigue, sleep disturbance, and shortness of breath.

No Chest Pain For Heart Attacks?

Wait, no chest pain? Most everyone thinks that in order to have a heart attack you must have chest pain (thank you House and ER). The truth is, 43% of all of the women in the study did not have any chest pain at all during their own heart attack.

In this study, prior to heart attacks, women experienced these symptoms:

Unusual fatigue – 70%

Sleep disturbance – 48%

Shortness of breath – 42%

Indigestion – 39%

Anxiety – 35%

During the heart attack, they experienced:

Shortness of breath – 58%

Weakness – 55%

Unusual fatigue – 43%

Cold sweat – 39%

Dizziness – 39%

Please, please educate the women in your life and spread the message so that more lives can be saved! Also, make sure that you are ready in case of the worst by taking a CPR class and learning first aid!

What Vegetables to Eat to Lower Triglycerides

You know that vegetables, in general, are good for the health but specifically what are the vegetables to eat to lower triglycerides? There are two classes of vegetables you must have daily servings of in sufficient amounts in order to regulate triglyceride levels and maintain good heart health, and these are the green and leafy vegetables and the deep yellow vegetables.

Green and leafy vegetables are loaded with all the essential vitamins and nutrients necessary to improve the condition of the heart. They are also very rich in fiber which boosts the digestive system to remove the toxins and the excess fat out of the human body. When you have problems with your triglycerides, make sure to include a hefty serving of green and leafy vegetables, particularly, broccoli, collared greens, cabbage, turnip greens, kale, mustard greens, Romaine lettuce, spinach and Swiss chard.

You should also include a serving of deep yellow vegetables in your daily diet if you want a faster way to lower your triglyceride levels. Deep yellow vegetables contain the carotenoid lutein which offers protection not just against eye problems but heart problems, too. It’s been said, in fact, that lutein limits the formation of plaque on the artery, thus reducing incidence of heart attack. Squash, tomatoes, carrots, and sweet potatoes are the recommended yellow vegetables to eat to lower triglycerides.

It has to be emphasized, however, that in order to maximize the benefits of eating vegetables, whether they are dark green or deep yellow, you should eat them raw as much as possible, and without fatty dressings. You can boil them, braise them, steam them, or poach them, but avoid cooking them in unhealthy fat, that means, don’t fry them in regular cooking oil. If you have to absolutely fry the vegetables, stir-fry them in olive oil.

An all vegetable diet, however, may not be very ideal because the body needs proteins, and these are mostly found in animal sources which are also known to be sources of unhealthy fat. Thankfully, not all animals contain unhealthy fat. Fish, in fact, is abundant in Omega-3, the good fat, that’s responsible in keeping the heart healthy by protecting its walls from plaque build-up. Eating steamed fish two or three times a week is a good way to get the needed proteins.

Of course, this healthy diet requires that you stay away from unhealthy eating habits. Bring your own lunch to keep yourself from buying foods at the deli or at the nearby fast-food restaurant. The foods often served in these places are either deep-fried in unhealthy oil or cooked with artificial seasonings and preservatives. To satisfy your sweet tooth, have fiber-rich fruits for desert, instead of a bar of chocolate or a slice of cake. Good thing if you are not a smoker or an alcoholic drinker, but if you are, you need to cut the habit, too, because smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages can cause your triglyceride levels to shoot up.

Don’t forget to exercise, too. Doing cardio exercises not only keeps you in shape but also helps to bring high levels of triglycerides down.

So you see, along with these vegetables to eat to lower triglycerides comes the need to make changes in your lifestyle.

How to Be Healed of Cancer or Any Life-Threatening Disease God's Way

A Dying Woman Receives Her Healing

Dr. Lillian B. Yeomans was healed by God and afterward preached the Gospel some forty years. Then she and her sister inherited real estate property and turned it into a "faith home" where they would take in people that were beyond medical help. They would build up the people's faith with the Word of God so they could receive their healing.

One day a woman came to the home. She was dying, in the last stages of tuberculosis. She was brought up where Dr. Yeomans began building up the dying woman's faith with the Word of God. She spent some two hours reading to the woman scripts on divine healing. She focused especially on Deuteronomy 28 and Galatians 3:13.

Then Dr. Yeomans instructed the woman to repeat to herself each waking moment, "According to Deuteronomy 28:22, consumption (or tuberculosis) is a curse of the law. But according to Galatians 3:13, Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law "Therefore, I no longer have tuberculosis."

The next day, Dr. Yeomans asked her if she had been repeating what she had been taught. She said she had been repeating what she had been instructed even though she did not understand what the words meant. Dr. Yeomans read more scripts to the woman and asked her to continue repeating the instructed words.

The following day the woman said she still did not understand the words she was repeating over and over. But that afternoon while Dr. Yeomans and her sister were preparing the evening meal, their new patient came quickly down the stairs declaring with a loud voice, "Sister Yeomans – did you know? Christ has redeemed me, and I no longer have tuberculosis! It's gone now!"

What happened? Dr. Lillian Yeomans knew the way into the heart is through the mind. That is why she had the woman declare over and over, "According to Deuteronomy 28:22, consumption (or tuberculosis) is a curse of the law. But according to Galatians 3:13, Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law "Therefore, I no longer have tuberculosis." So, the time the truth of God's Word registered on her heart and the woman received the manifestation of her healing.

Are you sick or have a disease? Insert in the declaration below the name of the sickness or disease you have and expect the temporary manifestation of healing as you daily speak this declaration throughout each day:

"According to Deuteronomy 28:61, (insert name of sickness or disease) is a curse of the law. But according to Galatians 3:13, Christ has redeemed me from the course of the law. name of sickness or disease). "

Just be patient and indeed the truth of what you are saying should register on your heart and your healing should manifest. The more time you spend doing this, the faster the results.

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Is Knowledge Really Power?

I recently read a flyer from "Rich Dad" Robert T. Kiyosaki which said: "Before you invest in something, (first) invest the time to understand it."

This got me thinking about the saying "Knowledge is power." Is knowledge really power, or are there implied concepts missing from this equation?

Here is what the American dictionary says about "knowledge" and "power":

Knowledge (noun)

1. The state or fact of knowing.

2. Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study.

3. The sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned.

4. Learning; erudition: teachers of great knowledge.

5. Specific information about something.

Power (noun)

1. The ability or capacity to perform or act effectively.

2. A specific capacity, faculty, or aptitude. Often used in the plural: her powers of concentration.

3. Strength or force executed or capable of being executed; might.

4. The ability or official capacity to exercise control; authority.

5. A person, group, or nation having great influence or control over others: the western powers.

6. The might of a nation, political organization, or similar group.

7. Forcefulness; effectiveness: a novel of unusual power.

This research shows that the meaning of "knowledge is power" is often diluted.

There is, in my opinion, something missing from these definitions of "knowledge", especially when this word is connected to the other noun, "power". I think the word "correct" or "accurate" or "applicable" or "timely" should always precede "knowledge" when used in the saying "knowledge is power".

Next, I think there is something missing in the second part of the saying. It takes action to make the equation really describe the purpose of the man who wrote it.

My new definition of this saying is now: "Timely knowledge must be acted up in order to be converted into power."

How can one use this information?

Well, the first thing is to be aware that knowledge, which is not put into action or acted upon, is almost worthless; it becomes stored energy or power that may not be worth anything tomorrow. Like a battery that one buys and puts in a drawer for years, it will lose some of its energy or its power.

The second thing to be aware of, is that you must have the correct knowledge, (based on real hard data where possible), before you act. Otherwise, if one acts on false or incorrect data, the results may be worse than doing nothing.

So my "Tip" is to get as many of accurate facts (knowledge) before you try and use this force (knowledge) to try and do anything new. Then, you must take the correct action to make sure that you are converting your knowledge to power. This holds true for most anything that you are considering doing.

Prostate Cancer That Spreads to the Brain

Cancer of prostate develops in the prostate gland and typically develops slowly. Advanced prostate cancer could extend to the brain or other body parts. The brain is one of the most common sites of metastasis from solid tumors.

When symptoms of metastatic cancer take place, the type and frequency of the symptoms will rarely affect the size and location of the metastasis. For instance, cancer that extends to the bones is probable to lead to pain and can cause bone fractures. Cancer that extends to the brain can lead to various symptoms including headaches, seizures and unsteadiness. Shortness of breath may be a sign of lung involvement.

Prostate cancer typically causes no symptoms until it achieves an advanced stage. Sometimes, symptoms close to those of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) develop, including difficulty urinating and a necessity to urinate recurrently or urgently. However, these symptoms do not enlarge until after the cancer developments large enough to compress the urethra and partly block the flow of urine. Afterward, the cancer might lead to bloody urine or a sudden incapability to urinate.

In a number of men, symptoms of prostate cancer develop simply after it spreads (metastasizes). The areas most frequently affected by cancer spread are bone and the kidneys. Bone cancer has a tendency to be painful and may deteriorate the bone enough for it to easily fracture. Cancer of prostate could also spread to the brain, which ultimately leads to seizures, confusion, weakness, headaches, or other neurologic symptoms. After the cancer spreads, anemia is common.

If suspected that prostate cancer spread to the brain or spinal cord, CT or MRI of those organs is done. Brain tumors could directly damage brain cells, or they might indirectly destroy cells by producing infection, compressing other parts of the brain because tumor tumors, inducing brain waving, and causing increased pressure in the skull.

Metastatic brain tumors are classified relying on the precise site of the tumor in the brain, kind of tissue involved, original site of the tumor, and other factors. Rarely, a tumor could extend to the brain, yet the original location or site of the tumor is unknown. This is named cancer of unknown primary (CUP) origin.

Pneumonia Home Remedies

Pneumonia home remedies can be used along with conventional medicine to treat the pain and discomfort of painful lungs, breathlessness, coughing, fatigue and fever. The best pneumonia home remedies focus on providing good nutrition, rest and specific immune-boosting supplements.


Vitamin C is one of the better known pneumonia home remedies. Vitamin C boosts your immune function by stimulating the production of interferon – a natural microbe killer. When an infection starts, take 500-1000mg of vitamin C every hour for several hours (or until you get loose stools).

Zinc stimulates antibody and T-cell production and helps fuel circulation of white blood cells. A zinc lozenge or dose of liquid zinc every 2-3 hours is recommended.

Vitamin A will help heal inflated mucous membranes and strengthen the immune system. This dose can be taken safely a couple of times a day. If you are pregnant keep your dose below 2500 IU.



Taken fresh, either raw or lightly cooked, garlic is one of the most accessible pneumonia home remedies. For those who dislike the taste of garlic, 2-3 capsules or tablets a day will do the trick.

Flu buster tea

This tea is one of the most potent antiviral and antibacterial pneumonia home remedies. Drink through the day to relieve symptoms:

1 heaped teaspoon Fenugreek

1 cm ginger root, grated

1 clove garlic, crushed

pinch cayenne pepper

1/2 lemon, squeezed

Seep solid ingredients in hot water for 5 minutes. Add lemon juice before serving. If desired a teaspoon of natural honey (Manuka Honey is best) can be added.

Other herbs

Liquorice, Marshmallow, Horehound, Coltfoot are natural cough relievers. Drinking warm or hot water and sucking on lozenges can help.

Infection fighting foods

There are many foods with antiviral and antibacterial properties which act as fantastic pneumonia home remedies. Most of these foods have high antioxidant levels. Some of the hotter foods have expectorant and decongestant properties.

Here's some foods to include in your diet: Onion, garlic, green or red peppers, chilli, cage, cauliflower, mustard (especially horseradish), Shitake mushrooms, turmeric, ginger, ginseng, pineapple, lemons, blueberry, raspberry, plum, tea (black, oolong or green), natural yoghurt and chicken broth (high in cysteine ​​which thins mucous). Good quality protein foods are also important to help rebuild the cells.

Other pneumonia home remedies

  • Stay warm, rest, get plenty of sleep and drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to rehydrate the body.
  • Gargling with a teaspoon of salt in warm water can help give a sore throat.
  • A steamy shower or Epsom salt bath can help relieve nasal congestion and help you feel better.
  • A steam inhalation where you breathe in the steam over a bowl of hot water (cover your head with a towel) can soothe inflamed membranes and drain mucous. The addition of a few drops of eucalyptus, tea tree or pine can help.
  • A vaporiser or humidifier at night can moisten the mucous membranes and help you sleep.
  • A chest rub with a menthol or camphor rub can open breathing passes.
  • Do not go back to work too early. Give your body a chance to heal.

These simple pneumonia home remedies can help a great deal in alleviating your symptoms.

Coping With Lupus – Recognizing Symptoms Of Lupus And Preventing Flare Ups

What is Lupus

In lupus, the body's immune system does not work as it should. A healthy immune system produces substances called antibodies that help fight and destroy viruses, bacteria, and other foreign substances that invade the body. In lupus, the immune system produces antibodies against the body's healthy cells and tissues. These antibodies, called autoantibodies ("auto" means self), contribute to the inflammation of various parts of the body, causing damage and altering the function of target organs and tissues. In addition, some autoantibodies join with substances from the body's own cells or tissues to form molecules called immune complexes. A accumulation of these immune complexes in the body also contributes to inflammation and tissue injury in people with lupus. Researchers do not yet understand all of the factors that cause infection and tissue damage in lupus, and this is an active area of ​​research.

Common Symptoms of Lupus

* Painful or swollen joints and muscle pain

* Unexplained fever

* Red rashes, most commonly on the face.

* Chest pain upon deep breathing (pleurisy)

* Unusual loss of hair

* Pale or purple fingers or toes from cold or stress (Raynaud's phenomenon)

* Sensitivity to the sun

* Swelling (edema) in legs or around eyes

* Swollen glands

* Extreme fatigue

In some people with lupus, only one system of the body such as the skin or joints is affected. Other people experience symptoms in many parts of their body. Just how seriously a body system is affected also varies from person to person. Most commonly, joints and muscles are affected, causing arthritis and muscle pain. Skin rashes are quite common. The following systems in the body also can be affected by lupus.

Kidneys: Inflammation of the kidneys (nephritis) can impair their ability to get rid of waste products and other toxins from the body effectively. Because the kidneys are so important to overall health, lupus affects the kidneys generally requires intensive drug treatment to prevent permanent damage. There is usually no pain associated with kidney involvement, although some patients may notice that their ankles swell. Most of the only indication of kidney disease is an abnormal urine or blood test.

Lungs: Some people with lupus develop pleuritis, an inflammation of the lining of the chest cavity that causes chest pain, particularly with breathing. Patients with lupus also may get pneumonia.

Central nervous system: In some patients, lupus affects the brain or central nervous system. This can cause headaches, dizziness, memory disturbances, vision problems, stroke, or changes in behavior.

Blood vessels: Blood vessels may become inflamed (vasculitis), affecting the way blood circulates through the body. The inflammation may be mild and may not require treatment or may be severe and require immediate attention.

Blood: People with lupus may develop anemia, leukopenia (a decreased number of white blood cells), or a decrease in the number of platelets (thrombocytopenia). Some people with lupus may have abnormalities that cause an increased risk for blood clots.

Heart: In some people with lupus, infection can occur in the heart itself (myocarditis and endocarditis) or the membrane that surrounds it (pericarditis), causing chest pains or other symptoms. Lupus can also increase the risk of atherosclerosis.
Despite the symptoms of lupus and the potential side effects of treatment, people with lupus can maintain a high quality of life overall. One key to managing lupus is to understand the disease and its impact. Learning to recognize the warning signs of a flare can help the patient take steps to ward it off or reduce its intensity. Many people with lupus experience increased fatigue, pain, a rash, fever, abdominal discomfort, headache, or dizziness just before a flare. Developing strategies to prevent flares can also be helpful, such as learning to recognize your warning signals and maintaining good communication with your doctor.

Warning Signs of a Lupus Flare

* Increased fatigue

* Pain

* Rash

* Fever

* Abdominal discomfort

* Headache

* Dizziness

Preventing a Flare

Learn to recognize your warning signals. Maintain good communication with your doctor.

People with lupus should receive regular preventive health care, such as gynecological and breast examinations. Regular dental care will help avoid potentially dangerous infections. If a person is taking corticosteroids or antimalarial medications, a yearly eye exam should be done to screen for and treat eye problems.

Staying healthy requires extra effort and care for people with lupus, so it becomes especially important to develop strategies for maintaining wellness. Wellness involves close attention to the body, mind, and spirit. One of the primary goals of wellness for people with lupus is coping with the stress of having a chronic disorder. Effective stress management varies from person to person. Some approaches that may help include exercise, relaxation techniques such as meditation, and setting priorities for spending time and energy.

6 Delicious Coffee Recipes

Do you love coffee? Most of us do. In this article we will provide you with 6 recipes to enjoy your coffee a different way. We hope you enjoy it.

Irish Coffee

  • 1 teapsoon of suger
  • 1 jigger of Bushmills Irish Whiskey
  • 2/3 cup of coffee or flavored Irish Creme coffee
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream, lightly whipped

Prehead the glass with hot water. Dump the water out and add the hot coffee with the teaspoon of suger and stir. Add the jigger of whiskey, and top with the whipping cream. Dark coffee’s are best for this recipe.

Spiced Orange Coffee

  • 1 teaspoon fresh, grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 5 whole cloves
  • Regular amount of your usual coffee or try Swiss Chocolate Orange flavored coffee

Add the above ingredients together and brew as normal. Place a slice of orange at the bottom or your cup. Pour in coffee and add suger and cream to taste. Top with whipping cream and sprinkle with a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon if so desired.

Mint Cocoa Coffee

  • 1 ounce of chocolate mint liquear
  • Dash of shaved chocolate
  • Whipping cream (optional)
  • Regular coffee or try Dutch Chocolate Decaf flavored coffee

Brew your regular coffee, add the 1 ounce of liquear into your cup. Add some whipping cream if desired and sprinkle with shaved chocolate.

Coffee Milkshakes

  • 1 pint of coffee ice cream
  • 2 teaspoons finely ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup light rum (optional)
  • 4 to 6 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Instant coffee powder

Spoon coffee ice cream into blender. Add rum and finely ground coffee. Blend on high until creamy smooth. Pour into tall glasses, adding a scoop of the vanilla ice cream to each glass. Sprinkle lightly with instant coffee powder.

Frosty Mochas

  • 1 cup of freshly brewed coffee
  • 1 pint of vanilla ice cream, softenend
  • 6 tablespoons of chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup prepared cold coffee

Blend hot coffee and chocolate syrup in blender. Blend until smooth. Cool the mixture to room temperature. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl. Add the softened ice cream and cold coffee. With a rotary beater, beat until smooth. Spoon into tall glasses and serve immediately.

Nogged Coffee

  • 1 cup of coffee or try Pumpkin Spice flavored coffee
  • 1 egg yoke
  • 1/2 cup of cream
  • Dash of nutmeg

Beat the suger and egg yoke together. Place cream in a saucepan and heat over low setting, do not burn. Wisk the egg mixture into the warmed cream, heat until hot. Add coffee to mugs and top with the cream mixture. Garnish the coffee with nutmeg.

Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis-Causes and Cures

Anything chronic is considered to be a persistent, recurrent and lasting condition. While chronic bronchitis has often been associated with allergies and / or asthma, there are many other causes that can trigger a bronchial infection. Asthma as we know is a lung disease that is characterized by asthmatic events triggered by a variety of factors which cause a constriction of the bronchial tubes and air passages.

A chronic cough, wheezing, breathing difficulties and a tight chest have also been associated with the common smoker's cough. This is unfortunate as there are many environmental factors that can contribute to an infection and caused these types of symptoms.

One such environmental factor is dust. While dust is a common substance found everywhere, it's especially problematic for those of us who may have a compromised respiratory system. A less than ideal breathing tract is found in people suffering with asthma, many allergies and yes even smokers. What's been ignored in many cases however, is that exposure to chemicals can cause a sensitivity to environmental factors such as dust.

As it's recognized that dust is almost everywhere, it's important to try to limit exposure as much as possible. This sensitivity of the person with chronic bronchitis will determine the level of action that's needed to limit dust exposure. Someone who is extremely sensitive may need special air cleaning equipment installed in their home. While another who's sensitivity is not as pronounced may be able to live comfortably in a home simply on a regular cleaning schedule. Check out the link below for free report on tips to eliminate asthmatic and bronchial cough triggers in your home.

Exposure to chemical fumes and odors may compromise an otherwise healthy respiratory system. This in turn can lead to sensitivity to other environmental factors like dust, but also both primary and secondary tobacco smoke. While the validity of the effects of secondhand smoke are continue to be debated, it has been shown to be an important breathing factor for those with a compromised respiratory system. All of these factors can contribute to the chronic cough experienced by many asthma, allergy and bronchitis sufferers.

According to the Mayo Clinic, a well treated medical facility, bronchitis and the resulting cough can also be caused from stomach acid irritating for food pipe or esophagus. This is better known as acid reflux disease.

Acid reflux can now be successfully treated with many medications.

If you think that someone you know may be suffering from a chronic cough caused by bronchitis or possibly asthma, it's important to understand the lifestyle implications this may involve. The primary focus however, should be to get an accurate diagnosis from a qualified respiratory or pulmonary medical professional.

Joint Ventures Can Make Or Break a Business

Joint ventures can make or break a business

The Intricacies of the joint venture. So powerful, yet so fragile. With the power to make your business immensely profitable, but at the same time, with the power to ruin future possibilities of expansion and increasing profits if done incorrectly.

Getting it right first time around is something that we as online
Marketers can not afford to sacrifice, as this is something that will form the basis of much of our future promotion. It's amazing how one small small detail can ruin weeks of planning.

Listen in as I share with you some of the major pitfalls that have come about through my own joint venturing experiences, and in addition, Some of the experiences that have come my way from people wanting to get their hands on my promotion resources.

Everything from how to JV correctly, from first contact through to the final sealing of the deal, to where to find an abundance of prospects, tips and tricks to increase your success rate dramatically, and to avoid the pitfalls of modern day online marketing. What's more, you'll learn how to sneak in the back door, and gain JV's with people some business owners do not even know exist, because they're all fighting over
the same twenty big names.

All of it experienced, all of it tested and proven, all of it now yours. An unfair advantage you may call it, but that's for your competition to worry about.

1. To introduce to you joint ventures, the methods and techniques.

2. To show you what type of joint ventures are being carried out every day, even as we speak.

3. To show you how much easier it is to succeed when you're working with others compared to on your own.

4. To show you how much leverage you have when you get yourself in with a group of marketers each striving to make each other successful.

5. To show you that successful people have been using this method for many years now, and why you should use it as at least a fifth of your marketing power.

6. To show you why even when you score one joint venture, it's more powerful than a hundred e-zine ads put together.

7. To begin to introduce specific joint venture methods that you'll be using later to earn more cash than you ever thought possible with your business.

8. To remove the notions of doing it on your own, and to relate some problems and worries that you may have about teaming up with people in this way.

Welcome to the first section of four, that I'll be talking to you about; the extremely important aspect of joint venturing and how to go about it. In this first section I want to start by giving you an overview to show you just how important it is, and some real life examples of how much they can add to your business to the point of it taking off so fast you'll almost lose your hair.

In fact, joint ventures can make or break a business, but at this point, if you're thinking that you've heard it all and you're about to click off to move to the next section, do not do it. I've got some real important stuff I want to share with you on this aspect of online marketing. Probably the most important thing you'll ever learn how to do, and it will take your business further than you ever thought possible, to new heights, and through new
ideas and innovations.

It's something to really get excited about without a doubt. So no moving on until you're done here, because this is going to make up one huge part of your business starting now and reaching far into the future.

Ok, I've hyped it up enough; if you're still reading great. Those people that did not carry on reading, and clicked off looking for the new quick way to earn a little bit of cash online will be at a major disadvantage. I want to show you some things here, but my primary objective is to show you how to do this just yet. That comes in the next chapter. I really want to get across to you what kind of thing can be achieved if you take the time out to do this.

Recovery From Medial Luxating Patella Surgery

Subluxation of the patella amounts to a dislocation of the knee cap. The luxating patella can be painful and cause the animal to limp. The animal needs to be seen by the Veterinarian to see he if needs surgery to correct the problem. If the trick knee (floating patella) is not appreciated it will cause problems later on.

To prevent your dog from licking the surgical site the Vet may recommend an Elizabethan collar. This is a plastic cone that is placed around the dog's neck to prevent him from reaching the wound. It is important to keep the surgical area free of infection. The surgical site will have a bandage on for a few days. It must be kept clean and dry. It the bandage slips or is loose take him in for the Vet to check it. If the bandage is to stay off watch for drainage or discharge for the first week or so. Moist heat can be applied to the surgical area after the bandage taken off. Leave it on for fifteen to twenty minutes.

The Veterinarian will prescribe pain medication, antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory to help with the healing process. An ice pack will help with the swelling. It is two cups of ice, one half cup of rubbing alcohol and one half teaspoon salt. This will freeze to a slushy consistency. Freeze the solution in double zip lock bags.

When applying the ice pack place a towel underneath it to protect the skin. The ice pack should be used for fifteen minutes two to three times a day for the first few days.

After the surgery for Medial Luxating Patella will be the recovery period. The first week following surgery should be a time of rest. If the dog tries to become too active keeping him in a padded crate will help. If it is a large dog try keeping him confined in a small room. His activity must be limited to allow for recovery time.

When you do need to take the dog out for potty breaks take him out on a leash. He can not be allowed to run or jump. A sling made from a towel placed under his belly will help if the dog starts to fall. You will be able to keep him steady with out straining the knee.

Try to keep him on level surfaces. If there are stairs to go up and down he would need to be carried.

About a week after the surgery for the floating patella, the dog can be leash walked for about five minutes. Normally after about six weeks he can have longer walks. Then after fifteen weeks he should have a full recovery.

It is important to limit exercise for the dog during the recovery period. The dog needs to be leash walked only during the early weeks. His jumping, climbing, running or any stressful activity is to be discouraged. The period is up to sixteen weeks for a full recovery.

When the dog makes a complete recovery he should be able to resume his previous activities pain free.

Osteoporosis: What Is It, Who Does It Affect?

Osteoporosis, is sometimes thought of as a disease that only affects older ladies, this is not true, it can start to affect people at a very early age, it also affects approximately 20% of men in quite a serious manner.

Unlike osteoarthritis, which can be very painful, Osteoporosis has no obvious symptoms and it is often called the "silent thief" because you do not feel anything, it just steals your bone strength without you knowing about it.

What is Osteoporosis? it is often referred to as thinning bones, the word Osteoporosis actually translated means "Porous Bones" and it is referring to the deterioration in bone quality and density, leading to fragility and weakness, with a increase in the risk of bone fraction.
The most common sites for fracture to occur are the hip, wrist, pelvis, spine and arms.

Bone density deteriorates at a very gradual rate, probably from the middle twenties onwards. The condition may go undetected until a major fracture occurs.

What causes it is usually due to the bones losing more calcium than is being deposited, just like drawing more money out of the bank than you are putting in to your account. As you age the deterioration worsens, or increases, the outer shell of your bones weaken and the inner part develops larger holes, the condition is more difficult to remedy, the worse it has become, there are pharmaceutical drugs available that can slow down the deterioration , and sometimes even reverse it a little. The condition can not be cured, but it can certainly be controlled, Modern medicines can be very effective for many people

The most important thing that you can do, is to have a bone mineral density test, while you are still OK and have a good reading for density levels, you should consider good nutrition, eat foods that are rich in Calcium and Vitamin D, and last but not least, increase your exercise activity, these three things will help you to maintain your bone strength and lower your chances of becoming another victim of Osteoporosis.

I hope that some of you reading this will take notice of the three things that you can start doing earlier rather than later, the sooner you think about what you consume the better it will be for you in the long term, some experts believe that poor quality nutrition and junk food are actually "calcium robbers", you can help yourself if you really want to, just make the most of good quality food.
Good Health.

Cancer Treatment – Bone Marrow Transplantation

Bone Marrow Transplantation, or BMT is a procedure that is intended to introduce healthy bone marrow stem cells as a replacement for the damaged bone marrow. The soft fat tissue inside the bone is termed as bone marrow. New blood cells are created from certain immature cells that remain in the bone marrow, and these immature cells are known as stem cells.

When does Bone Marrow Transplantation become necessary?

Diseases of the blood like thalassemia, aplastic anemia, leukemia, and so forth can be treated with BMT. Cancer like Hodgkin's lymphoma, mutiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and so forth can be treated with BMT. Certain childhood cancers like sarcomas, neuroblastoma, and so forth too can be treated using BMT.

Types of BMT

Autologus Bone Marrow Transplant revolves recovering stem cells from the body of the patient being treated. After the stem cells are recovered the patient is subjected to a high dose of chemotherapy. Once the chemotherapy sessions are completed, the stem cells are introduced back to the person's body in an intravenous manner.

Allogenic Bone Marrow Transplant involves obtaining the required stem cells for treatment from a donor. The donor, in this case, must have a genetic match with the patient being treated. In this regard, the usual stem donors are the patient's siblings, or a person with whom the patient has a very good genetic match. The genetic match is established after conduct of numerous blood tests.

The benefits of BMT

There are many factors that determine how healthy the treated patient becomes post the BMT treatment, and these factors include the type of BMT used, the percentage of match that was achieved between the patient and donor stem cells, the type of cancer that the patient was affected with, and also upon the age and the general health condition of the patient. BMT has the capability of completely curing a disease, or sometimes the disease could be brought under control. Depending on how successful the BMT treatment is the patient can get back to his or her regular chore in a few months, or sometimes in a year's time.

Are there any complications associated with Bone Marrow Transplantation?

The complications that may emerge following BMT depends on many factors including the diseases the patient has, the age of the patient, the present health conditions of the patient, and it also depends on the treatments that were undertaken prior to BMT including chemotherapy, and radiotherapy . The complications will also have a relation to the amount of match established with the donor's stem cells, and also upon the type of BMT used, whether auto or allogenic. The complications that are generally seen include the patient becoming susceptible to infections, the patient developing anemia, or bleeding, the patient may experience soreness in his or her mouth, stomach, throat, and food pipe, the patient's vital organs like kidneys, heart, lungs, and liver may face damage, there may arise an instance of graft failure, and so forth.

Cancer institutions that are capable of conducting BMT treatments have with them the required laboratory infrastructure to harvest stem cells, and they also have with them a well stocked blood bank. The other supportive facilities that they have with them includes the pathology and microbiology departments.