Itchy Chow Chow – Itching and Scratching Series

An adverse reaction due to food allergy can cause itchy skin. Every itchy Chow Chow needs an elimination food trial. It is important to do this properly to make a diagnosis. Skin problems due to food allergy is common in the Chow Chow and needs to be ruled out as a cause of pruritis. Adverse reactions due to a food allergy can cause severe allergic skin disease, hot spots and chronic infections.

Skin problems are common in the Chow Chow. The itchy skin can be caused by allergies due to canine atopic dermatitis and food allergy. The Chow Chow breed also gets hypothyroidism quite commonly. A blood test to check the thyroid function is recommended for dogs with chronic skin and ear problems or recurrent hot spots. Hypothyroidism causes thickening and wrinkling of the skin which predisposes to pyoderma or skin infection. Pyoderma may also be triggered by biting insects such as fleas, mosquitos and midges. The biting insects’ can cause a localised pruritis that the dog scratches causing self mutilation. The skin is traumatised and starts weeping. The exudate sticks the hair to the skin and infection spreads like wild fire under the hair. The infection causes pain and pruritis so the dog scratches and rubs even more thus potentiating the reaction and inflammation. Infection of the skin complicates this process and the dog starts mutilating itself by scratching.

It is difficult to differentiate food allergy from canine atopic dermatitis. The symptoms are very similar. Age of onset can help as food allergy often starts in very young dogs. It is rare for atopic dermatitis to start in the first year of life.

There have been recent breakthroughs in the understanding of canine atopic dermatitis. There are some natural treatments that really do work.

6 Migraine Triggers and 4 Indicators

Migraine headaches are painful, and may also be debilitating for some sufferers. If you have migraines you may be at your wits end. But, there is hope. Learning what triggers this type of headache can go a long way to understanding why they occur, as well as how to treat them.

Reducing the occurrence of migraines is much like trying to reduce the occurrence of stress in your life. Know what brings on a migraine headache and you may find the answers.

Begin by keeping a headache diary. Whenever you experience any phase of the migraine headache process, write it down.

Here is a short list of 4 different indicators for a migraine:

1. Prodrome – the period before the headache, characterized by increased energy, diarrhea, irritability, food cravings, and thirst

2. Aura – characterized by visual disturbances, sensory disturbances, and sometimes even problems with speech

3. Pain – intense throbbing or stabbing pain that can last for a few hours to several days

4. Aftermath – migraines are likely followed by periods of fatigue and tiredness

In your headache diary, it’s also important to write down, as nearly as possible, what you were doing right before your migraine started. What was going on at home, work, socially? Here are some common trigger events for migraine headaches.

• Caffeine

Most of us need a dose of caffeine to get us going in the morning. However, for migraine sufferers, that caffeine, or lack of it, may be creating a big pain in the head. If you are used to consuming large amounts of caffeinated coffee or other drink, then skipping that caffeine cold-turkey can lead to pain if your blood vessels have become sensitized to it.

• Stress

Stressful events often lead the body to induce the “fight or flight” response. That’s when the body is on high alert due to impending physical danger. With stress, the danger is not always physical but the body responds in the same way. Worry, anxiety, repressed feelings, and tiredness can lead to increased muscle tension in and around the brain, neck, temples, and eyes.

• Menstrual cycle

Women are the ones who primarily suffer from migraines. In this case, another likely culprit for migraine headaches could be the fluctuation of hormones in the body during puberty, pregnancy, each cycle, and perimenopause.

• Lack of food

When we don’t eat and give our body the nourishment it needs it can lead to a headache. Some call it a “hunger headache” but constantly skipping meals can intensify the headaches and turn them into migraine episodes.

• Food additives

The human body wasn’t designed to digest many of the preservatives and additives that you’ll find in highly processed foods. These additives can trigger a migraine episode in many people. One well-known additive that is problematic for many migraine sufferers is the nitrates found in processed meats such as hot dogs.

• Sleeplessness

The sleep cycle allows the body to shut down non-vital systems and begin the work of repair. The average adult needs six to eight hours of sleep a night. When you shorten your sleep cycle or stress brings about insomnia, that sleep deprivation might be what is triggering your migraine headaches.

The first step to treating migraines is to find out what’s causing them. Keeping a diary of your day-to-day activities will help you track down that trigger. The more you know about what’s causing your migraines, the better chance you have of fighting them off. For a FREE MIGRAINE DIARY please see the resource box below.

Depression and a Relationship Breakup – Coping With Emotional Distress

Mild depression resulting from a relationship breakup is unfortunately something that will effect most of us at some point in our lives. Making sure that the way you feel does not take a more permanent hold is something that you must try and avoid. Making the right choices for your well being under any kind of emotional distress will be extremely hard. Lets look at some ways to relieve emotional distress and hopefully help you cope during this tough time.

Relationship breakup is always very distressing and the ability to think rationally about your situation is often severely hampered. The first thing you must do is take a step back from the breakup, if you are still trying to communicate with the other person the most positive thing you can do is to cease contact and take time out for yourself. This is a big step and a difficult one to take in your current emotional state, but it will stand you in good stead for the days to come. Taking time out to collect your thoughts does not mean isolate yourself, on the contrary, your friends and family are extremely important at this difficult time.

If you are really struggling to cope during the first few days after a breakup, natural stress relief tablets are readily available, “Kalms” is a brand name herbal medicine that works very well, and often brings almost immediate relief from stressful situations. Avoiding alcohol is a must, as alcohol is a proven depressant and will only make you feel much worse. Any kind of exercise will also make you feel much better as exercise releases endorphins into your system which are your body’s natural feel good chemical. The idea of anything physical at this time might not seem very appealing, but even a brisk walk will do wonders for lifting your mood.

Along with the mental distress, depression from a relationship breakup can also take a heavy toll on your physical well being. Lack of sleep and loss of appetite can make every day tasks hard to accomplish. Try and eat well, making sure you include plenty of fruit and fibre in your diet as this will also help lift your mood. A course of multivitamins and omega 3 is also a good supplement to your diet during this time.

Anxiety Treatment – A Natural Approach to Curing Worry & Uneasiness

Anxiety Introduction

Anxiety is a natural human feature of behavior and is an inherent part of our species. The word “anxiety” is derived from the word “anxious”, which came from a meaning of being tormented. Anxiety in itself is then known to be a type of self-torment which is brought up as a defensive response to a given situation.

Anxiety is so common that almost everyone experiences it in some form every single day. This anxiety is not a problem, it is only when anxiety begins to creep into places where it actually has no real justification that it becomes a problem and is termed to be a ‘disorder’.

Anxiety Disorders

There are a range of different types of anxiety disorders which may be treated differently. The most common anxiety disorders include:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Social Phobia
  • Panic Attacks
  • Agoraphobia
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD)
  • Specific Phobias

Common Anxiety Causes

Causes of anxiety disorders are rarely ever set in stone and can be due to a range of different things such as:

  • Genetic Predisposition – Some types of anxiety disorders such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) have been found to run in families and are thought to perhaps be inherited through a gene which makes people more prone to become anxious.
  • Stress – High levels of stress or seemingly endless stressful situations have been proven as a cause of anxiety disorders. Disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are specifically found to have been caused by stressful and traumatizing events.
  • Sudden life changes – Death of loved ones and other sudden, shocking changes in everyday life can play a large role in the development of an anxiety disorder.

There may also be a range of internal and external factors which are involved in the development of each specific case of anxiety disorders. It is important to talk about the things you think might be causing your anxiety problems with someone who will listen and understand where you are coming from. This can help you to resolve your own feelings and to better understand why you are going through a tough time.

Common Symptoms of Anxiety

Symptoms of anxiety disorders may range vastly depending on the type of anxiety. Some very common anxiety symptoms include:

  • Restlessness
  • Worry & fear
  • Anxiety feelings when riding or driving in a car
  • Pain or tightness in the chest
  • Sweating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Strange muscle aches and pains
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Frequent yawning
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank
  • Being easily fatigued
  • Feeling on edge

Natural Anxiety Treatments

Relaxation techniques

Learning how to relax your body and release pent up tension which contributes to anxiety can be incredibly helpful in treating the root cause of anxiety disorders. Some good relaxation techniques for anxiety include:

* Progressive muscle relaxation

* Meditation

* Relaxing music

* Abdominal breathing

* Relaxation exercises

Cognitive therapy

The use of cognitive therapy is primarily focused on changing patterns of thinking and subconscious beliefs which are triggering or may be associated with the experienced anxiety. For example, a person suffering from social phobia anxiety may benefit from changing beliefs about the way people see him/her. If the person says to themselves, “I am boring” it is dis-empowering and may worsen the condition. If the person can begin to change their beliefs and surrounding thought patterns, it becomes much easier to change for the good.

Cognitive therapy includes rational ‘self-talk’, reality testing, cognitive challenging, attention training and cognitive restructuring. This includes monitoring your self-talk, challenging unhelpful fears and beliefs, and testing out the reality of negative thoughts.

Correct breathing techniques

Something as simple as learning how to change your patterns of breathing can be of great benefit to reducing the effects of your anxiety. Hyperventilation is a key physiological problem which results in the body becoming over-saturated with oxygen and thus panic-stricken. Learning to breathe through the diaphragm instead of the chest is greatly helpful here, simply allowing the stomach to expand with each breath.

You can make sure you are breathing correctly by placing one hand on your lower abdomen and the other on your chest. Correct breathing means your abdomen moves, rather than your chest. It also helps to slow your breathing while feeling anxious. You can also try to hold your breath for a few seconds. This helps to boost carbon dioxide levels in the blood and counteracts the effects of hyperventilation.

Behavior therapy

A major component of behavior therapy is exposure. Exposure here simply means, removing all obstacles which are standing between you and your fear and confronting it at its most basic level. This may help to re-assess and redefine fears which might then cause a breakthrough.

The steps of exposure therapy may include:

* Rank your fears in order, from most to least threatening.

* Decide to start on one of your least threatening fears.

* Perform an imaginary role-play of confronting the fears and analyze what it is exactly that is causing fear.

* Slowly increase your tolerance to confronting your fear by taking small steps towards being more and more afraid or uncomfortable.

* Resist the urge to leave. Use relaxation, breathing techniques and coping statements to manage your anxiety.

* Reflect on your result from the situation and realize that nothing bad happened.

* Repeat the exposure as often as you can to build confidence that you can cope.

* Perform the same cycle of exposure with other fears when you are ready.

Dietary adjustments

Changes made to regular dietary consumption can also make a big difference to the severity of your anxiety problems. Reducing the intake of caffeine is one of the most basic starting points, remembering that caffeine can be found in moderate to high doses in coffee, tea, chocolate, green tea and energy drinks. Taking more health-promoting, calming substitutes for these foods can make a huge difference in itself. Other things you can do are simple things such as eating more fruits and vegetables and eating foods which have not been highly processed. Try to avoid white breads, margarine, deep fried foods and chocolate bars.

Exercise

Exercise helps to promote the production of happy-hormone endorphins which make you feel good. On top of this, exercise will help to destroy stress hormones which are responsible for the “fight-or-flight” reactions our bodies have to stressful situations (also a key cause of anxiety). Aim to do a varied exercise program each week at least 3 days per week and keep it up!

Learn to be more assertive

Letting people know how you feel about certain things may help to avoid loads of unnecessary stress which would otherwise be placed on you! You need to become more assertive in your communication with other people which means communicating your opinions, needs and wants more directly. This will help to build your own self esteem and also just avoids lowering your self esteem by not speaking up!

Building self-esteem

Creating an environment of people and things that make you feel good about yourself will help to build your self-worth and feelings of confidence will arise as a result. With anxiety, many people typically find that low self esteem is inherent. This low self esteem can then create a compounding effect which can enhance feelings such as:

* Isolation

* Shame

* Guilt

* Depressed mood

* Difficulties in functioning at school, work or in social situations.

Structured problem solving

Learning how to actively seek out solutions to your problems really can be half the battle in dealing with your anxiety. Many people who suffer from anxiety remain so passive and un-motivated to solve their problems that they become drowned in worry and do nothing about their problems.

Medication

Drugs have been shown to be effective in treating anxiety while they are being taken. It is vitally important, however, to view medications as a short-term solution to the problem only. It has been clearly proven in medical publications that behavior therapies and regular counseling sessions when coupled with natural anxiety treatments are far more effective in defeating anxiety in a long-term way.

Where to get help

* Your GP

* A psychologist

* Counselors

* Local community centers and telephone lines will almost always have free services available to you should you seek them out.

The Antidote to Exam Anxiety

In the spring of this year, a bright young woman came to seek my help for severe exam anxiety. Considering she had a four-hour round-trip drive to get to me, we conducted a single session, six months prior to her exam, to uncover, shift and release the root cause responsible for her unexplained anxiety.

A straight-A student through the course of her youth, she never worried about exams and succeeded effortlessly until she suddenly became plagued by acute anxiety shortly after starting medical school. She couldn’t comprehend what caused such radical shift in her abilities and performance. Her symptoms were so severe, she experienced debilitating panic attacks during examinations, paralyzing her capabilities and rendering her unable to think, process the information and perform appropriately.

The anxiety built within her chest, prompting shortness of breath and moist palms. Mounting panic rushed through her, tears bursting through her eyes, as her thoughts spun out of control telling her she would not be able to do this. Her condition worsened as the test progressed, culminating into a debilitating panic attack rendering her entirely unable to perform. For the first time in her life, she was unable to maintain her academic excellence and failed her Medical Board Examinations two years in a row before ending up in my office.

In a state of hypnosis, she was brought to the situation triggering her anxiety: sitting in an exam room, in situation, attempting to take her Medical Board Exam for the third year in a row. Instantly, she began exhibiting the symptoms she had described: overcome by spasms, hyperventilating, crying, her body curled up into a full-blown panic attack. As soon as she connected to the anxiety she experienced during examinations, we age-regressed her panic to its original cause.

What we call the ISE (Initial Sensitizing Event) was, in her case, criticizing comments addressed to her by one of her professors during her early years of medical school. As a young student in her early 20s, entering the medical field for the first time, she was impressionable and under pressure to perform. Whenever our emotions are heightened by stress or a sense of insecurity, our subconscious mind becomes more vulnerable to imprints. An imprint is a statement our subconscious mind takes in as truth at a level so deep, it bypasses our conscious, logical, barriers and becomes edged in the emotional fabric of our mind, embedded as truth. The event itself is often forgotten thereafter, leaving us with an “imprinted” truth that becomes our reality, influences our actions and reactions and changes the course of our path. When the ISE comes from a figure of authority, it is all the more easily accepted and integrated as truth by our subconscious mind. In the case of this bright young woman, the root cause responsible for the collapse of her academic excellence originated in the threatening comments of a professor, who had expressed doubts about her ability to be successful in this field.

Once the root cause is unveiled, in a state of hypnosis, we are able to analyze the situation in a logical manner, with a clear, detached frame of mind, freed from the confusion of unnecessary emotions. We are able to reflect upon the fact the professor did not know her personally, was not aware of her lifelong academic track of excellence and therefore had no way of knowing whether or not she had the ability to excel in this field. There is no logical reason for a bright student, who always excelled in her studies, to suddenly lose the ability to continue excelling in her field of choice. Having no personal knowledge of this student, the Professor’s comments could have just as well been brought on by her own self-doubts, inner-fears or preconceived limitations. This student having excelled effortlessly throughout the course of her education had long demonstrated the ability of her mind to comprehend, memorize and put courses into proper application. Analyzing imprints at the subconscious level of the mind, while in a state of hypnosis, enables us to delete the negative programming left behind by authority figures, restore our self-image and renew our original potential.

Uncovering the root cause of a problem of this nature in a state of hypnosis enables us to disconnect its hold on our subconscious mind. When we understand where and when the imprint took place, we are able to shift our perspective of the initial sensitizing event and reveal the truth behind the illusion. Very often, when we are at the receiving end of an attack, we are in fact witnessing a reflection of the attacker’s own fears, problems and limitations. Once we understand that, we are able to observe the actions of others from a different perspective and prevent them from affecting our sense of self-worth.

Having successfully resolved the root cause of this young woman’s anxiety, we followed up with techniques targeted toward restoring her natural confidence and success. During hypnosis, we also anchored post-hypnotic commands enabling her to remain deeply relaxed, focused and comfortable during her board exam with a simple finger technique, allowing her complete control of her breathing, clarity of mind and physical, mental and emotional states.

One week prior to her Board Exam, we conducted a follow-up session to reinforce her shift, strengthen her ability to reach a deep level of calm, focused relaxation and clarity of mind throughout the length of the exam and deepen her self-confidence. We solidified the calm, peaceful, solid and serene awareness she experienced during her hypnosis sessions. Lastly, we trained her in exam-taking techniques, allowing her to make optimal use of her time during the length of the exam, in order to progress through every question in a calm and efficient manner.

She attended her anticipated Board Exam the following week, for the third year in a row. This time, she passed with flying colors. The root cause unlocked, shifted and released, the paralyzing panic and anxiety, which had plagued her since medical school and caused her to fail two years in a row, were permanently disconnected. The exam techniques enabled her, she reported later, to prioritize her responses efficiently and make excellent use of her time in a calm, focused and goal-oriented manner. She completed her morning session with one and a half hour to spare and her afternoon session one hour early.

She now enters a new chapter of life and the career of her dreams, freed from the weight of an imprint that had, for years, paralyzed her potential.

To learn more about clinical hypnotherapy for stress, panic and anxiety, visit us at: hypnosis in Portland, Oregon and worldwide.

Weight Loss Herbal Tea is a Great Way to Lose Weight by Drinking it Throughout the Day

Weight loss herbal tea can help us lose weight by drinking a cup of it every day as a weight loss supplement. The herbal tea cannot make us lose weight on its own, but it is a great helper for our bodies.

Weight loss herbal tea is packed full of great herbs which can increase the speed our bodies lose weight, these herbs have many good properties which will help speed up our metabolism, cleanse our bodies of toxins, burn fat and calories, increase digestion and absorption of foods, fight viruses and bacteria, increase energy and so much more.

One of the great benefits of herbal teas is there is no caffeine, no chemicals just pure herbs from nature. That is all we need for our teas to work best, just place the tea bag or a bunch of the herb into a cup, fill with hot water and wait fifteen to thirty minutes.

Below is a small list of some very beneficial herbal teas for weight loss, each herb has its own properties and when blended together some herbs have an increased power. Remember the best herbs to buy are organic herbs, since you will be getting the highest quality.

Rooibos herbal tea, it is pronounced “roy-boss” meaning “red bush” in Afrikaans, this weight loss herbal tea has the power to help slow down the aging process by destroying free radicals which are tiny particles that cause our cells to break down and die off, it helps to relieve stomach ulcers, constipation, heartburn, insomnia and headaches. It is also very good at being a natural appetite suppressant, helping us to curve our over eating habits.

Cinnamon tea, this tea is great for losing weight, with some honey added it is even better. Never boil honey with anything, always use it raw. Cinnamon tea has many benefits, it helps to control blood sugar, reduces cholesterol, it helps kill bacteria and more.

Ginger tea, is another great weight loss herbal tea which is easy to make. Some of the benefits of ginger tea are lowering of cholesterol, an increased metabolism which helps burn fat, it improves digestion and is a great immune booster to name a few.

Ginkgo Biloba tea, this plant has many health benefits, it improves blood flow throughout our bodies, improves vision and memory, antioxidants for fighting disease, it may or may not directly reduce our weight but by helping us improve our blood flow and immune system we can help our bodies lose weight faster.

Yerba mate tea, this tea helps to lose weight by boosting our metabolic rate by 10%, it is good for blood cleansing, improving our nervous system, it helps with headaches, obesity, fatigue, arthritis, hemorrhoids, stress and more.

Acai Berry tea, this fruit is great as a juice or a tea, the acai berries have many good benefits to weight loss and our general health such as a stronger heart, better cardiovascular system, lowering levels of cholesterol, it’s an anti-aging antioxidant super food and more.

Nettle tea, this plant is excellent for losing weight, nettle leaves help to increase our thyroid function, which effectively helps us burn calories and fats faster, nettle also gets rid of mucus in the colon are allowing us to have better evacuation.

Ginseng tea, ginseng is an amazing root, so many benefits and it has been used for thousands of years. Some of its benefits are reducing cancer, control blood sugar levels for persons with diabetes, better immune system, helps lower bad cholesterol and more.

Dandelion Tea, this tea is full of many health benefits and can help with weight loss. It helps keep our liver, kidney and gallbladder all functioning at peak performance; it helps detoxification of our bodies, increased digestion and much more.

Licorice Root tea, has a great taste and is great for weight loss; it is used for people suffering from arthritis, constipation, inflammation and bronchitis. It is an anti-inflammatory agent and also helps in decreasing cravings for sweet foods.

St John’s wort tea, this tea has some great benefits to our health, it helps to increase our serotonin levels to our brain, which helps us feel good about ourselves, it improve sleep quality, good at helping with hypersomnia, tension, insomnia and is a great appetite suppressant.

Fennel tea, this seed is a great weight loss herbal tea, it has many benefits such as dispelling gas, it is an appetite suppressant and improves energy. Fennel is also good for the kidneys, liver, lungs, spleen and more.

Hibiscus tea, a great tea for weight loss and many health benefits. This tea has the ability to help decrease the absorption of unwanted fats, it is good for cleansing our bodies, it has antioxidant properties which help reduce the aging process, it lowers blood pressure and so much more.

Hawthorn tea, is full of health benefits and one of them helps to reduce fat and improve our circulation, it also helps with improving our adrenal and thyroid glands and a lot more.

Lemon Tea, is an excellent weight loss herbal tea, lemons have antibiotic and antiseptic properties so they are great for fighting diseases, they aid in digestion as well and help us lose weight by reducing fat.

Sports Injuries and Their Complications

I have decided to write this article to highlight the importance of understanding the complications that can result from misdiagnosis and untreated injuries.

My story began back in 2001 when doing some free sparring at the gym I used to attend in Manchester, UK. Unfortunately the flooring was uneven and when I went to turn my opponent from a clinch position my right foot became lodged in part of the uneven floor and my body turned 180 agrees. I heard a pop and immediately my knee gave way. Thinking it was just a sprained muscle I just rubbed some Thai oil on it and tried to contain with the sparring session. However the knee went again and I decided to get changed and go home.

Upon returning home I felt like there was something stuck in my knee joint, which was causing this problem. I got my mother to pull my leg out straight in the hope that “something” would pop back into place. However it didn’t do the trick and I thought I would just give it some rest. Over the next few months I continued to have problems with my knee going, but I still contained to train because I was actively fighting at that time and didn’t want appear to be “soft” to my instructor.

I did visit the doctors a few more times after that. However they kept telling me it was just a pull muscle. The injury really came to a head one morning when my knee locked. That was one of the most painful things I have ever experienced in my life. We called an ambulance and I was taken to the local hospital where they were absolutely no help at all. Later that afternoon I discharged myself still unable to walk properly. Fortunately my knee unlocked itself later that day.

After the above happened I decided that I would go to a knee specialist to see exactly what was happening with my knee. We were well into 2002 now. After a 15 minute consultation at a cost of 150 I was diagnosed with a torn / snapped anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which would need reconstruction surgery. However the cost of the surgery was over 5000 and I didn’t have medical insurance to cover it, so I would have to go on the National Health Service (NHS).

After a few months I got to see a knee specialist on the NHS and underwent a MRI scan to see the extent of the damage. The results of the MRI scan were not good. I had actually snapped the ACL and had done a lot of cartilage damage. This could have been avoided if the doctors I initially saw didn’t tell me it was a pulled muscle, which made me play down the injury and keep training on it.

I was informed that they would be able to do the surgery to repair the ACL in 6 – 12 months. Having just finished my degree I decided that I would go travelling in south east asia. I brought an ACL brace which was damm expensive and off I went. 3 months later I returned to the UK and another 3 months passed and I was finally in hospital for the surgery. It was now 2003 by this time!

The surgery went smoothly. They took some hamstring tendons and strapped them across my knee and put a few screws in there to hold everything in place. Now it was time for the real hard work. 18 months of physiotherapy to build up the muscles! This was bloody hard work and I found in the winter months I would get a dull aching pain in my knee, which whilst not painful it was very uncomfortable.

I was told after the surgery that I would never train Muay Thai again. However a year after surgery and physiotherapy I did go back to train and teach, but I have never taken place in competitions since. It’s just not worth the risk.

You might be thinking what is the point of this story! Well what I would like people to take away from this is that when you get an injury don’t down play it. If you feel it’s not improving then get specialist advice. You know your body better than most people and you know when something is seriously wrong. This is something I didn’t take notice of and was brain washed by people that I was just been “soft”, which was compounded by misdiagnosis by general practitioners.

They took x-ray after x-ray and because they couldn’t see anything broke then they just assumed it was a pulled muscle. A MRI scan is the only way that I am aware of that will show tendon and ligament damage. However they are reluctant to do this on the NHS, because it costs them a lot of money.

In any sport you are at risk of injuries. However knowing how to treat and look after them could make the difference between recovery and surgery. In my case I would have needed surgery regardless. However I could have saved some of the cartilage in my knee and a lot of pain if I was diagnosis correctly and didn’t ignore what my body was telling me.

Now in 2012 I seldom think about the injury and it doesn’t cause me any problems. However during the time I had the injury and a few years later it did effect me physiologically, because I always had it in the back of my mind that if I do this then my knee might give way and it will cause me a lot of pain. I hope you found this post helpful and if you are suffering an injury that isn’t improve please get the proper advice.

Take Care Of Your Tyres, It Defines Your Journey

Driving is something which we all do almost on a daily basis, we all have to go for a meeting or to our offices, most of the parents use car to pick up their children from the schools, or going for a picnic with the whole family, one way or the other, we all travel. You know what is common between all these things, it’s the use of car and when we say car, it automatically directs to the use of tyres.

Your tyres play an important role in your driving, it connects with the road, take all the bruises, but rarely complain. Therefore, the importance of these tyres should never be underestimated. Though you use it every day, but have you ever thought how these tyres resist so much, what is the technology behind it? If not, then you must learn about it. In this article, we will learn how to keep our tyre fit and healthy, so that they can last really long.

1) Keep the tyres on check: There’s no doubt that your tyres are always put under tremendous pressure, and because of this, they are more vulnerable to suffer damage than any other car component. Therefore, for the safety purpose, one must always keep it on check. Make it at least once a fortnight, and also before going for any long or high speed journey.

Now, many of you would ask, just by taking a slight glance, is it possible to figure out the damage? So the answer would obviously be no. To figure out the exact damage, you should start looking from the tread. Begin it by inspecting carefully the whole of its circumference, and if there is some space between the tread blocks, than it clearly indicates that your tyres are ageing and if a series of crack is evident than it need to be replaced forthwith.

2) Try to keep the tyre wear to minimum: Continuous or sudden brakes and acceleration use to scrub the rubber off from the tyre tread which we call tyre wear. Also poor road surfaces and the climate also add some factor to the tyre wear. This fault may prove dangerous in a long run.

The best way to avoid or even minimize this problem is to maintain correct tyre pressure for load and speed condition. And above all, use the universally tried formula, i.e. drive as smoothly and carefully as possible. The high speed and sudden brake may give you thrill, but on a long run, it will permanently damage your vehicle.

Now when it comes to buying a new tyre for your car most of the people tend to go to the market and spend their whole day in the hot summer just to get the best deal. We say what is the point of doing all this, When you can get the tyre of your choice in seconds, that too sitting at your home comfortably. Yes, this is true, today like every product; car tyres are also available online. Here you can see the tyres, can compare price and select the best deal for yourself.

So buy the tyre of your choice, and always take care of it, because it’s the tyre which defines your journey.

Vegetables for Health 7 – Cabbage

Cabbage has the Latin name Brassica oleracea and is a member of the cruciferous vegetables. These are arguably the most nutritious and healthiest of all vegetables.

The colour of cabbage can be pale green, blue-green, dark green, red, maroon, and almost white. Some varieties have loose leaves while others are smooth and tightly bunched.

To obtain maximum nutritional benefit from cabbage it is best to prepare and eat it as close to raw as possible as high heat will damage delicate health-giving antioxidants. It is best cooked by steaming because dietary fibre in cabbage leaves then easily binds with bile acids in the gut to help reduce levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) or “bad cholesterol” levels in the blood. Raw cabbage still has this cholesterol-lowering ability, but not as well as steamed cabbage.

The substances in cabbage that work to reduce bad cholesterol and therefore help fight illnesses such as cancer and heart disease are the antioxidants. These mop up pro-inflammatory free radicals and protect against infections. In cabbage these antioxidants are thiocyanates, lutein, zeaxanthin, isothiocyanates and sulforaphane. They activate detoxifying enzymes which help to protect against breast, colon, and prostate cancers.

Savoy cabbage has been found to be a very good source of a glucosinolate called sinigrin. This compound has received much attention in cancer prevention research. It is found to convert into allyl-isothiocyanate, a compound that has unique cancer preventive properties, especially for bladder, colon, and prostate cancers.

Although green cabbage is the most common variety eaten, red cabbage is actually the most nutritious. That is because the red colour reflects anthocyanin polyphenol antioxidant content.

Cabbages are a good sources of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, C and K. These vegetables actually contain so much vitamin C and K that eating the them provides almost all the daily requirement. Vitamin K is important for bones, while vitamin C helps the immune system to keep colds and flu away.

Cabbage is a source of the minerals calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and selenium.

Cabbages can help fight stomach cancer because of their phytonutrient content. The compound ‘Indole-3-carbinol’ for example, has been shown in studies to help prevent and slow the growth of stomach cancer cells. Just a couple of tablespoons of cooked cabbage each day has been shown to offer protection on test subjects.

Cabbage has also been shown to increase oestrogen metabolism. That seems to help prevent breast cancer, and to inhibit the growth of polyps, which are linked to colon cancer. A study revealed a two-thirds reduction in colon cancer in men who simply ate cabbage just once a week.

Clearly, eating cabbage is indeed very healthy for everyone.

Why Am I Still Hungry, Unsatisfied or Tired After I Eat?

Does hormone in-balance contribute to hunger, and is this related to a vitamin deficiency that contributes to hunger and loss of energy? Even disease?

I believe it does. I have never been on hormone replacement therapy, because, as I transitioned through menopause, I started having breast cysts, and I found out I had fibroids. These were both caused by an estrogen dominance. At my last physical in November 2011 (3 years after my last physical), my Ob-gyn told me my fibroids had shrunk (I never opted to remove them) and I have not had another breast cyst.

Yet, as I feel I have conquered this eating thing to at least maintain one size (you can too) without buying new clothes, I find that sometimes I am still hungry, and have that gnawing feeling of not quite feeling satisfied. The whole goal is to feel satisfied without eating more.

The closer I get to 60 ( 2.25 years away) I find that I can still discern the monthly times. Sometimes, I found as I neared the end of menopause, that I could cause a monthly cycle simply by eating something that would throw me out of whack. Simply eliminating the offending compound has enabled me to skip this monthly cycle. Maybe I am on the other side (Finally!) Have you had PMS all your life, been ravenously hungry before your period, and then it goes away when everything starts? Well, I believe the same thing happens even though there are no menses. I was ravenously hungry and couldn’t get satisfied. After about 1-2 weeks, the drive to eat was gone, and I would no longer have unsatisfying times. I could once again feel like my old self and not feel the need to supplement.

I would supplement when I didn’t want to keep eating, during these stressful times. When stress would creep in and the cortisol would start rising, I would add all the anti-oxidants I thought I might low on. I would and still take vitamin C, and rhodiola for energy (and particularly good for Blood Type O). I use the homeopathic nutrients I recommend. If you find you are challenged as you transition through menopause, you may find you can choose homeopathic support, before you succumb to prescription medicine. If a doctor prescribes anti-depressant medicine and you know that this is not the problem, you may research for yourself, how to reduce stress and maybe even adrenal fatigue, to get yourself back to normal. Prescription medicine is harmful to your liver and kidneys. Eating whole foods is best. There are health issues listed under Supplements and the corresponding supplement recommended. Each of these supplements is composed of natural foods. When you read what they are made of, you may choose to eat more of “these”.

The thing that happens when I go through these monthly cycles, is that I would get the feeling like I did with the old birth control pills. Always hungry and never satisfied. I knew there was a lot of estrogen in the older pills, and what I felt, was like that feeling of a lot of estrogen. Stress can cause the progesterone to be converted to cortisol, unbalancing the estrogen progesterone equilibrium. Aromastat is a natural blend of herbs, shown in clinical studies to inhibit the enzyme aromatase. Aromatase is an enzyme found in the liver that converts testosterone into estradiol and androstenedine into estrone. Thus its’ primary action is to convert steroid hormones into estrogen class hormones.

Aromastat contains indole-3-carbinols, like those found in cuciferous vegetables like cabbage, brussells sprouts, cauliflower, collards and broccoli. These indole-3-carbinols, help transform dangerous estrogens into more benign forms, as recognized by the National Cancer Institute.

Chrysin found in the herb Passiflora Incarnata. The flavone Chrysin is a potent natural aromatase inhibitor. In 1993 Chrysin was tested with 10 other flavonoids and found to be superior to an aromatase inhibiting DRUG (aminoglutethemide). Scientists conducting the study concluded that the aromatase-inhibiting effect of certain flavonoids may contribute to the cancer preventative effect of certain plant-based diets.

Apigen found in most species of chamomile, the flavone apigen is also a safe and effective aromatase inhibitor, with inhibitory effectiveness about equal to that of chrysin.

The isoflavones in soy most notably genistein and diadzein were shown in studies to be potent aromatase inhibitors

Another homeopathic compound works in a different way to prevent cancer due to unbalanced hormones. The body’s detoxification systems have a daily demand placed on them by both external and internal pollutants. This product is for those, whose systems carry the burden of additional demand, where specialized nutrition would help.

Calcium combined with Glucaric Acid to form Calcium D-Glucurate and the botanical Phyllanthus. Glucaric acid is found in small amounts in our bodies, and in fruits and vegetables. Calcium D-Glucarate is a form of glucarid acid, which is utilized in the body to enhance the process by which the body rids itself of potentially dangerous environmental pollutants, including foreign organic compounds, fat soluble toxins, and excess steroid hormones such as estrogen.

Some fruits and vegetables where glucaric acid is found is, oranges, apples, Brussels sprouts,broccoli and cabbage.

There is a lot of interest in using calcium D-glucarate for preventing estrogen related cancer such as breast cancer and other hormone related cancers. Calcium D-glucarate is thought to decrease estrogen levels by affecting estrogens’ elimination. Estrogen is metabolized hepatically in phase II metabolism by combining with glucuronic acid. It is then excreted in the bile. Unfortunately a bacterial enzyme in the intestine called beta-glucuronidase normally breaks the estrogen-glucuronide bond, allowing estrogen to be reabsorbed. Calcium D-glucurate works at this step by inhibiting beta-glucuronidase. Blocking this enzyme is thought to decrease the amount of estrogen being resorbed to lower circulating estrogen levels. There is some evidence that beta-glucuronidase activity may be increased in patients with hormone-dependent cancers like breast and prostate cancer.

Finding what vegetables on these “lists” are optimal for you, may prevent cancer. If you hate these “vegetables” you can opt to take them in supplement form.

When you are starting out, and in your late 40’s or early 50’s, you may want to know what is causing your lack of energy. If the regular MD. says your iron is all right, you may want to see if you can lower your stress, and find out what is causing loss of energy. I found that (read that) Blood Type A’s have low alkaline phosphatase, and do not absorb the Vitamin B’s well. I started taking vitamin B and could not feel the difference, so I took the B-vitamin and anti-oxidant genetic test. Genetic tests are for all the Blood Types. This took some time, that is to feel the benefit of Vitamin B’s Cleaning out my colon was key and took about 18-24 months. Don’t give up! When I cleaned my colon, I found I could tell when a supplement was actually helping. This genetic test was “proof”. Finally I felt like my old, younger, self. I found my energy! Check the amount of milligrams. Some people say 3000 mg per day. You can over do anything. The Methyl B supplement I take has 1000 mg per capsule, and is counter balanced with folate. I even eat Cheerios (cereals are fortified with Vitamin B’s and Folate. (I no longer eat Shredded Wheat, Wheaties, Raisin Bran, or 40% Bran) I have found that wheat is genetically modified to create greater yield, and that wheat itself has lost its’ nutrient value.

I Recommend highly, the necessary basics. Vitamin D3 with K (Bone health, cancer prevention, colon health), Bilberry and Luteins and Zeaxanthins (macular degeneration, retina loss, even breast cancer reduction), and Omega 3’s for heart and brain health (I prefer to eat mine every day) or Walnuts have a lot of omega 3’s too. I also promote lots of green leafy vegetables, and add simple recipes for collard greens and kale in the e-mails. I do believe The Doctors TV and Dr. Oz, that these 3 are the absolute minimum three to prevent inflammation, and cancer and disease. I supplement these three, because I do not get out in the sun enough, and I can’t eat enough blueberries and blackberries.

I have listed what works for me, and how I adjust for changes in hormone levels during the month. Are you able to discern what works for you, by yourself? Give eating your highly beneficial foods a good long try, at least 18 months, see what it does for you. I know you will feel a difference. Learning to deal with stress, and getting your adrenal fatigue under control, will do well, to put you on the path toward healing.

To see how to put this together for your own blood type, opt in for the keys to basic health. Honestly believe the 10 keys, and then use the e-mails to learn how to put your own eating plan together, and how to use the blood type diet most efficiently. There are also some simple recipes to help you get to your goals faster.

The Causes and Fast Permanent Cures For Vaginal Itching

When a woman starts to feel the start of vaginal itching, she most likely will think she is starting to show the first sign of a yeast infection. The truth is that there are more then 25 known diseases and infections that can cause vaginal itching not to mention that this may occur naturally.

The causes for this irritating itch can be broken into different groups with sexually transmitted diseases being one of the top contenders. STD’s such as trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, genital herpes and even Chlamydia can cause vaginal itching. The down fall of the treatment for such issues is antibiotics. Many women end up dealing with a yeast infection after having to take antibiotics.

This is why many women are turning to alternative treatments to deal with such issues. It allows them to handle the situation without having to deal with unwanted side effects of traditional medication. Vaginal yeast infections cause their own set of unwanted symptoms including intense itching, burning and irritation. These symptoms can also be a sign of bacterial vaginosis.

Since there are many types of conditions that can produce similar symptoms, it is important to be familiar with the different types of infections and diseases that can cause vaginal itching. When you start to show signs of trouble, it is important to have your doctor rule out any underlying conditions. Your doctor will perform an examination and most likely a series of test to see exactly what is going on.

Once you know what the issue is, you can look to the different types of treatment options that you have available for you and your condition. It is very important to keep in mind that traditional medications are generally antibiotics. When a person has to take antibiotics for an infection it can strip their body of the healthy bacteria that helps to keep your body functioning properly.

When this happens to a woman, her natural ph balance becomes unbalance and can cause a number of issues to occur including vaginal itching. Some of the natural treatments for vaginal itching and to correct the ph balance; you should try eating foods that contain acidophilus. This can be found in foods such as yogurt and some milk. This aids in putting back the good bacteria.

Other common treatments that are drug free would be to keep the area dry and clean. There are plenty of types of absorbent powders that can help to keep you feeling dry and itch free. Keep in mind that yeast thrives on dark moist places so you do not want to make your vaginal area inviting for such infections. Stick to white cotton panties and think a bout using panty liners to help keep things dry all day long. There are also over the counter creams and suppositories that you can buy in health food stores that promote all natural products to avoid any unwanted side effects.

Why You Want to Drink the Isagenix Ionix Supreme, an Adaptogen-Rich Drink, Everyday!

John Anderson, the creator of Isagenix health natural products is one of the top nutritional formulators in the world. He has been creating health products for over 30 years and is considered by many in his field to be a genius when it comes to nutritional support for healthy bodies.

We want to feel good in our bodies. We want the health that we deserve. John Anderson’s Isagenix products have helped people take charge of their health. With Isagenix products, John has helped:

· over-weight people in losing weight

· underweight people regain normal weight

· athletes perform better

· active people feel better

· stressed people feel calmness

· ill people get well

· health people stay healthy

John Anderson came out of retirement to create the Isagenix product line and his Ionix Supreme is the king of health natural products. An entire company could revolve around this product, but the Ionix Supreme, is just one of the many Isagenix products.

The Isagenix health natural product, Ionix Supreme is renowned for its adaptogen content. Adaptogens are the most nutrient dense herbs found on the planet today. Adaptogens are herbs that balance the body, they stimulate when needed or calm when needed. In other words these herbs have the ability to adapt to the needs of the body.

They are the true medicines of the world in terms of helping people to recover, improve or maintain vibrant health.

When adaptogens are combined together, they have an even more potent effect on the well-being of the body. The adaptogens in the Isagenix health natural product of Ionix Supreme are:

· Wolfberry Extract: wolfberries are known in Chinese medicine. They are grown in northern Mongolia. Here these people eat these sweet red berries daily. Wolfberries are used to improve vitality and stamina; they strengthen the eyes, heart, muscles and brain. They improve sexual vitality and lower blood pressure. Wolfberries are rich in amino acids; contain beta-carotene and over 100 times more vitamin C than oranges, as well as natural vitamin E. They have the highest ORAC value of any food, meaning their antioxidant power is considered to be the best antioxidant in the world. Wolfberries are eaten to promote longevity.

· Sorrel Flower Extract (flower buds): this herb grows in Europe and Asia. It helps in circulation, improved sexual energy, and concentration. It is very high in vitamin C and has anti-inflammatory properties.

· Velvet Bean: this herb is important for the prevention of Parkinson’s disease and helps increase dopamine levels in brain (mood enhancer hormone). It improves coordination, alertness and sleep. It is loaded with the minerals calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, manganese, zinc and copper.

· Siberian Golden Root

· Schizandra Extract (berry): Schizandra is a small berry used in Chinese medicine to calm and quiet the body. It improves mental clarity, quality of sleep, liver function & detoxification, concentration, endurance and coordination. It increases energy & performance without over stimulation. More benefits are increased resistance to stress & disease, recovery from surgery and protection from radiation. It is used to treat hepatitis.

· Rhododendron Caucasicum: This adaptogen grows in the Himalaya Mountains and in Southeast Asia. It helps to improve our immune system, while increasing energy and sexual performance.

· Tribula Terrestris Extract (fruit): also known as {caltrop or goat head}. The ancient Greeks used this adaptogen as a tonic and diuretic. In Ayruvedic medicine it is recommended for kidney problems, back issues and increased sexual desire. This health natural product adaptogen is also used in Chinese medicine. Olympic athletes in Eastern Europe began using this adaptogen for strength and improved performance.

· Maca Extract (root): is the most powerful adaptogen in South America. Found in the mountains of Peru, it helps to increased vitality, sexual desire and it enhances energy & athletic performance. Maca is known also as Peruvian ginseng.

· Bacopa Extract: is an adaptogen used in Ayruvedic medicine for the brain. It is often recommended as a cardiac & nerve tonic. It has amazing abilities to improve concentration & memory; as well it is calming and relaxing.

· Harada (fruit) Extract: is an adaptogen used in Ayruvedic medicine to improve digestion. It also helps to cleanse and detox the body.

· Siberian Ginseng (root): is one of the most well known adaptogens. It grows in northern Russia. It helps to balance us when we are stressed and fatigued. As an antiviral it is used in chronic fatigue syndrome. Is loaded with antioxidants and helps prevent thickening of the blood.

Some of the other health natural ingredients in the Ionix Supreme are:

· Blueberry Extract (leaf): one of the highest ORAC value foods, especially helpful for our eyes.

· Kiwi {juice concentrate} is considered by many to be the most nutrient dense fruit on the planet.

· Watermelon Juice concentrate is very high in lycopene and is used in the prevention of cancer. When I was birthing my two babies, I drank watermelon juice because it was soothing and nourishing.

· Blueberry Juice Powder (berry)

· Amla Extract (berry) is like a rosehip but with a much higher antioxidant value and higher vitamin C content. This berry helps to protect the body from free radical damage.

· Shilajit (Nepali) extract: is considered to be the most powerful mineral supplements on the planet today. It comes from the rocks in the lower Himalayas and it is used extensively in Ayruvedic medicine,

· MSM (methylsulfonylmethane): this is an organic form of sulphur that has nutrient dense nutrients that are crucial for healthy joints, tendons and ligaments. It also helps with inflammation and arthritis.

This health natural products has all of these ingredients and more. It is truly UNBELIEVEABLE to have such a nutrient dense health natural product. All in one bottle.

John Anderson is a genius in all of his product formulations but with the Isagenix Ionix Supreme he has won the Olympic medal! He has incorporated Chinese medicine and Ayruvedic with his other extensive knowledge in this OUTSTANDING Health Natural product.

I take the Ionix Supreme each and every day and would not be without it. As I know you do, I want to live a long and healthy life and this product is one of the Must Haves for longevity & well-being.

If interested you can order it. Or connect with me on facebook and I will answer any of your questions. There are other Isagenix health natural products that you may want to know more about.

Budd-Chiari Syndrome – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Budd-Chiari syndrome is a rare liver disease which involves clotting of blood in the hepatic veins, thereby producing mild to severe liver damage. Blood disorders like myeloproliferative diseases, polycythemia and sickle-cell disease; liver cancer; structural obstruction in the inferior vena cava; infections; liver trauma; phlebitis; and the use of immuno-suppressive drugs and oral contraceptives, are the known causes of this condition. Common symptoms include ascites, liver and spleen enlargement, pain in the liver area, nausea and vomiting, weight loss, vomiting of blood, and swelling of lower limbs.

Most patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome need surgery or anti-clotting medication to remove the block in their veins. Ayurvedic medicines may be given in addition, to treat the symptoms, help in removing the block in the veins, and prevent permanent damage to the liver. Medicines like Arogya-Vardhini, Triphala-Guggulu, Medohar-Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Qadha, Tamra-Bhasma, Ras-Sindur, Malla-Sindur, Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Sunthi (Zinziber officinalis), Marich (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Chavya (Piper retrofractrum), Lashuna (Allium sativum), Yava-Kshar, Mulak-Kshar, Pashanbhed (Bergenia lingulata), Apamarga (Achyranthus aspera) and Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa) can be used to remove the venous obstruction. These medicines also help in reducing liver and spleen enlargement.

Nausea and vomiting can be treated using medicines like Laghu-Sutshekhar, Vishwa, Shankh-Bhasma, Praval-Bhasma, Praval-Panchamrut-Ras and Shankh-Vati. The vomiting of blood can be prevented and treated using medicines like Chandrakala-Ras, Kamdudha-Ras, Yashtimadhuk (Glycerrhiza glabra), Vasa (Adhatoda vasaka), Laxa (Purified wax), Naagkeshar (Messua ferrea) and Sphatic-Bhasma. Swelling of the lower extremities can be treated using medicines like Gokshuradi-Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Qadha, Ikshumool (Saceharum officinarum), Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus) and Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris). Medicines like Arogya-Vardhini, Yashtimadhuk, Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Bhrungraj (Eclipta alba) and Suvarna-Sutshekhar are used to prevent permanent damage to the liver.

Ayurvedic medicines can thus be used to reduce the severity of symptoms in Budd-Chiari syndrome, prevent long-term complications and improve the long-term survival.

Ostrich Meat – A Healthy Alternative To Other Red Meats

Ostrich meat is probably one of the best sources of meat protein as it tastes a lot like beef, but contains far fewer calories per serving, and is a healthier alternative to the traditional beef. It is similar to venison and buffalo or bison meat in this regard.

As ostriches are birds, albeit ungainly and flightless, its meat is classed as red poultry, which is strange, but unlike poultry it doesn’t attract the bacteria E. coli and salmonella which are responsible for so many cases of food-poisoning. In fact only turkey has fewer calories per serving than ostrich meat. It doesn’t add any cholesterol to the body either, and has very little fat. If you buy ground ostrich meat, you will see pieces of ‘silver’ in it which is there to make it look more like the usual ground meats, but this is not fat, but actually muscle fibres.

I first tasted it in an Australian restaurant in Frankfurt, Germany ten years or so ago and if I hadn’t known I’d ordered ostrich I would have thought I was eating a medium rare steak. It is good grilled or fried, but is pink even when thoroughly cooked.

To begin with you may need to use a meat thermometer to tell if your meat is cooked, as it should be a maximum of 165ºF internally when cooked, and then it needs to stand for 8 to 10 minutes before it is served to complete the cooking process and for it to ‘settle’. It cooks quicker than beef and other meats because of its lower fat content.

Most ostrich meat that finds its way onto the supermarket shelves is organically reared on farms and if the bird has been fed on flax seeds as part of its diet this could mean that you are getting some Omega-3 fatty acid from this bird, which is sadly lacking in most western diets. When you buy meat from organically reared animals you can be sure that they have not been treated with hormones or antibiotics, which is a huge plus.

Ostrich meat can be roasted, or casseroled, grilled or fried, even stir-fried, and is sweeter and richer than beef which is why some people have likened it to venison. It contains 86 per cent of the daily recommended intake of vitamin B12, 51% of the recommended intake of selenium, which promotes mental well-being, and a quarter of the intake of niacin (B3), B6, phosphorous and zinc as well as also containing some vitamin B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), pantothenic acid (B5), iron, calcium, potassium and copper. These constituents mean that it is very good for the blood, bones and central nervous system.

For a heart-healthy alternative to beef, pork and lamb, try a succulent ostrich steak rather than a burger and get the full flavour of this tasty meat.

Aloeride Pros and Cons

Statistics and clinical tests have proved an incredible efficiency of the Aloeride supplement for the treatment of skin ulcers, deficient tan, eczema, premature aging and other similar dermatological and cosmetic conditions. If a low concentration of aloe vera like the one in the dozens of cosmetic treatments available on the market can do so much for your skin, imagine the impact of a 100% pure aloe extract like the one in Aloeride. Such a dense and reliable nutrient is likely to work “miracles” for you skin condition.

Aloeride benefits

The main issues Aloeride deals with include skin ulcers, burn injuries, poor sun tan and eczema. Moreover, aloe acts as a natural moisturizer reducing wrinkles and effectively preventing the formation of new ones. Therefore, you can combine the oral administration of this suppleent with the topical benefits of the aloe. This means that you should add the aloe powder in the capsules in your regular skin moisturizer and then gently rub it in the skin. Results will be visible within a matter of weeks.

Sun exposure is often accompanied by skin soreness, redness and even blister formation depending on the intensity of the ultraviolets and the sensitivity of your skin. Aloeride brings the nutrients necessary for cellular regeneration, while also moisturizing the skin. You’ll enjoy a soothing effect and a better tan in just a few days of Aloeride administration.

As for eczema, Aloeride is most efficient when used with some other form of treatment such as anti-fungal or anti-bacterial medication depending on the nature of the skin problem. The main effect of aloe is to alleviate the itching and the dryness that accompanies it by the high moisturizing effect.

Special mentions

Do not take Aloeride for a cure of fungal or bacterial infections at the skin level, since such health problems require the application of a special treatment. Therefore, it goes without saying that this will have a positive impact on the tissues, but it would be false to assume that it will cure infections. The cause of such problems needs to be addressed and tackled with according to a doctor’s orders.

Therefore, Aloeride remains a herbal supplement with high soothing potential for all sorts of skin problems. It will soothe the skin irritated by the sun, it will prolong the life of the cells, thus preventing wrinkle formation and tan loss, and it will also alleviate the symptoms specific to eczema and skin ulcers.