Natural Allergy Relief For Oak Pollen

Oak pollen allergy sufferers are quite familiar with the huge amounts of pollen that oak trees produce and the allergy symptoms that occur when oak pollen is high. The oak pollen pods resemble little worms and they release their pollen to be carried by the wind, while the pods fall and accumulate on the ground, almost like orangish-brown fuzzy snow.

During the oak pollen season, the effects of the pollen are everywhere, with cars and windows covered with the orange-brown film the pollen creates. Even pavement where the spent pollen pods accumulate will get stained brown. Those suffering from oak pollen allergies can experience severe reactions. Massive sinus drainage, watery eyes, sneezing, and/or coughing will develop that can defy almost any allergy treatment available, at least until the oak pollen subsides.

Severe oak allergy reactions can motivate sufferers to turn to every remedy they can think of, including drastic measures like steroid injections. Some will decide to handle the situation once and for all by starting allergy shots, even though the needles are less than pleasant, without realizing that it often takes years to finally get results.

Many oak allergy sufferers will seek out natural relief from treatments like nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, homeopathy and/or acupuncture, and all of these forms of treatment will provide some degree of temporary relief for the majority of people. But what if there was a way to do more than just suppress allergy symptoms?

But what if there was another way to deal with allergies that gets rid of the problem long-term as seen with allergy shots, but gets results in days and doesn’t require getting stuck with needles repeatedly? Well, there actually is a way to do this, using “energy medicine” techniques.

The most widely-practiced of these natural allergy relief methods is NAET, which stands for Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique. Dr. Devi Nambudripad is a chiropractor and acupuncturist from California who accidentally discovered how stimulating specific acupuncture meridians while being exposed to the allergens one reacts to can reset the body so that it no longer reacts to those allergens.

Since NAET was first developed in the 1980’s, other similar techniques have been developed that are more streamlined, but NAET is still the most popular. All energy-based allergy elimination techniques are definitely strange and can seem like they are too good to be true, but in eight years of practicing Allergy and Sensitivity Elimination and Reprogramming Technique (ASERT), a newer, more efficient version of allergy elimination based on the underlying principles of NAET, I have found it to be extremely effective on even the most severe and chronic of allergy sufferers.

Because these techniques are so strange and because I practice in San Antonio, an area where a high percentage of the population is still extremely skeptical of alternative medicine, I do the allergy desensitization on people and let them experience the results before they pay me. I use the honor system with regards to the allergy elimination procedure I use in my office – I do the full allergy elimination procedure and patients pay me after the fact when they are satisfied that the treatment was effective for them. The vast majority send me checks or call me with a credit card number, which I think is a dramatic testament to the effectiveness of this technique.

The great part about these techniques is that the results occur quickly. In the case of seasonal allergies like those to oak pollen, symptoms may be severe for weeks at a time, so allergy sufferers seek out some form of natural allergy relief that takes effect quickly, rather than a treatment approach like allergy shots that can take years to be effective, and rather than treatments that have potentially serious side-effects such as steroid drugs. Energy-based allergy elimination provides relief within a day or two and does so without the risk of side-effects.

Better yet, the effects of energy-based allergy elimination last for several months to several years because these techniques actually get rid of the allergies, not just suppress allergy symptoms and inflammation. So, oak allergy sufferers can usually go through multiple oak seasons without any problems without ongoing treatment after going through the allergy desensitization.

Although NAET practitioners often claim that the effects of NAET are permanent, which they may be in some cases, it has been my experience that allergies can re-develop, particularly after somone is sick with a cold or flu, or suffers a major trauma during a high pollen season. It appears that the body may develop allergies in a “guilt by association” manner in which an activation of the body’s immune system and inflammatory response from something other than pollen may become associated with the presence of a given allergen, thus triggering a reaction to the allergen. In other words, if you catch the flu during a time when oak pollen is high, it is not unusual to develop oak allergies.

In any case, energy-based allergy desensitization is very much for real, and it offers fast, effective natural allergy relief for oak pollen allergies, as well as any other type of allergy (including airborne allergens, foods, and skin-contact allergies).

5 Instant Health Benefits of Quitting Marijuana

If you are a regular, heavy pot smoker, perhaps it is time to admit that certain things in your life are miserable because of weed, things that could almost instantly change if you just stop smoking.

If you have lied to yourself for long enough about your smoking habit and how it affects you, and you’re finally ready to try quitting, here is what you can expect.

The Negative First…

You may have heard you will experience some side effects after quitting-things like depression, irritability, sleep difficulties, etc-and you probably will, but these symptoms are temporary and manageable. There are even a few tricks to avoid most of them. Believe me, with time you will get over it. Whatever you do, don’t let a few side effects get in the way of your health and well-being.

The 5 Instant Health Benefits of Quitting Marijuana

Breathe. In just a few short weeks after quitting marijuana entirely, your lung function will begin to improve and you’ll have more energy and stamina. Not quitting could mean a number of bronchial and respiratory illnesses, including bronchitis, emphysema and even cancer.

Sleep. Proper sleep is extremely vital to your overall health, and studies have shown that marijuana use has a negative impact on your sleep cycles and the quality of your sleep. Most marijuana users report the absence of dreams and restless sleep when using, largely because the drug interrupts the REM cycle which is necessary for both dreams and complete rest. However, in just a few short days after quitting marijuana, your body will return to its normal patterns and you’ll finally get the sleep you need.

Mood. Smoking weed affects your mood whether you’re high or not. When using, your mood may be lethargic and apathetic, and you may feel like you’ve not a care in the world. But when you’re not high, you become irritable and anxious. This kind of stress and anxiety can play havoc on a number of different organ systems in the body, including your heart. Once you quit smoking marijuana, however, your mood will eventually stabilize and you will not experience so many highs and lows.

Memory and Learning. Researchers have proven that regular marijuana use affects both your memory and your ability to learn, and long-term use may impact these two areas permanently. The sooner you rid yourself of your pot habit, the sooner your memory and ability to learn will return to normal.

Sex. Thinking about having kids? Not only does smoking marijuana decrease your sex drive and performance, it may also cause infertility. In a number of independent studies, people smoking marijuana were far less interested in sex than peers from the same age group. Moreover, THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, has been proven to cause infertility in men and women alike, mostly due to the way the chemical affects the sperm. Don’t worry, though, shortly after quitting marijuana your sex drive will return to normal, and with marijuana completely expelled from your body your fertility will improve dramatically.

Despite what pro-legalization advocates want you to believe, marijuana is a drug, and as with any drug there are certain dangers involved. Fortunately, it’s not too late. If you quit marijuana today, most of these symptoms will disappear and you will be on the road to health and happiness.

Depression – Tough Love For The Sufferer

People who suffer from depression are hard to get angry with. They’re so low and so fragile that you’re afraid that saying anything negative to them is going to send them right over the edge. Well, there is a way to treat a person who is depressed without necessarily being cruel. Tough love, to a certain degree, is the order of the day. Below are just a few tips on how to deal with somebody who is depressed. It is not advised to try these things with somebody who is severely depressed to the point where they can no longer function.

The first thing you have to do is make sure the person gets out of bed. This is one of the major signs of somebody who is depressed. They sleep very late in the morning and take frequent naps during the day. If you’re living with somebody who is depressed, lay down some ground rules for wake up time. Agree on a time that is reasonable. If the person doesn’t have a job to go to, make this a time where the whole morning isn’t shot by the time they do get out of bed. Use your judgment on this.

Another thing you have to do is make sure that the person does what they need to do during the day. If they do have a job, even a part time job, make sure they get to that job each day. How well they perform on the job is another issue, but make it absolutely clear that no matter how bad they feel, they can’t come home until their work day is over.

Another thing you have to do is make sure the person does their chores around the house. If you expect the person to make his own bed, clean certain rooms, take out the garbage, or whatever, make sure they do it. It doesn’t matter how small the chore is. People who are depressed will have trouble even taking out the garbage. Do not allow them to shirk their responsibilities, no matter how much they may want to.

Another thing you have to do is make sure they eat regularly. Many times, people who are depressed stop eating regular meals or eat sporadically. Make sure you keep them on a regular eating schedule, even if you have to cook for them. Let them know under no uncertain terms that there is a regular dinner time each night and they are expected to be at the dinner table at that time.

You also want to make sure they get plenty of exercise. The last thing you want to allow them to do is sit around watching TV, or worse, just sitting around and staring into space. You can allow for some recreational time, but you can’t allow just sitting around to be a major part of the day. In general, you want to make sure they lead as normal a life as possible.

Part of treating depression is not letting the depressed person sink deeper into one. By keeping them busy and leading as normal a life as possible, this can be easier to accomplish.

Fear of Break-Ins – How to Cure Fear of Burglaries

Fear of burglaries is one of those fears that is completely justified on the one hand and yet completely irrational on the other hand – at least for most people. The reason it makes sense is that people get robbed every day. The reason it is irrational as a fear is that the odds are against you being a victim of burglary if you take the proper precautions.

Learn to Protect Yourself

One of the greatest ways to overcome fear is through action. Take action and become proactive in making your home, car, and/or person an unattractive target. In the end this will make your fear of burglaries a little more unjustified than other fears you may face. You want to learn how not to be a victim. This is the best defense against burglary and should help erase some of your fears.

Relaxation Techniques

Another great way to ease your fear of burglaries is through relaxation techniques. Get into a habit or create a ritual each night before turning in or every day before you head out on your appointed errands. When you have a ritual in place that you can follow consistently it will help relieve any anxiety you may feel in association with burglary or break-ins.

Know the Numbers

Everything in life is a numbers game. If you arm yourself with the knowledge that the odds are against you becoming a break-in victim it may help calm your fear of burglaries. There is no guarantee that this will be an effective deterrent but it certainly can’t help. In your neighborhood, what are the odds that your home or car will be broken into? You can call the local police station to get the statistics. One thing to remember though is that phobias are not always logical in nature.

Become an Advocate for Defense

Don’t limit your activism to your own home and life. Take it to those who need help. Attend classes, start classes on self defense, begin a neighborhood watch, and hold educational seminars on the latest home security systems. By helping others learn to help themselves you are empowering yourself and everyone who is educated, informed, or helped as a result of your efforts.

Self Hypnosis to Relieve Fear of Burglaries

If, after taking the actions mentioned above you are still struggling with your fear you might want to consider the potential value of hypnosis to relieve stress and open up your mind to a life lived without fear. If your phobia of break ins is impairing your daily life or causing problems with your interactions with others it’s time to try something different for help.

Ending Fear and Moving On

Aren’t you ready to put the debilitating fear behind you and move on to the more important things in life? If you are living in fear of burglaries you aren’t living your life to the fullest -it’s time to make some changes in your life are you ready to do whatever it takes?

Can You Cause Yourself an Anxiety Attack on Purpose? Help With Handling and Stopping Anxiety Attacks

Learning to seek self understanding and using daily auto-suggestion, ‘affirmations’ to help you in handling and stopping anxiety attacks actually works. Consider this with a grain of salt but please, consider this. Can you cause yourself an anxiety attack on purpose? You must think that I am crazy but I tried this once and it really helped. There are a number of activities that are available to you which will help you to handle anxiety or panic attacks. You will need to find the ones that are right for you.

In my experience, there are many possibilities that are overlooked due to negative first impressions. My first impression of the idea to purposefully cause an anxiety attack was pretty much what you would expect. ‘That its just crazy.’ It was really not that easy. Plus, what I learned from the experience was immensely useful and particularly enlightening.

I learned so much about myself. Things that I would have never even considered had I not tried it. If you have ever had an anxiety or panic attack then you know you would pretty much do almost anything to avoid another attack. It was from this very notion that I came up with the idea. It was a lot like the old ‘Face your fears’ kind of mentality.

I really hate being afraid. After my second attack I realized that the first one was not a fluke. So, instead of dreading in anticipation of the next one to come to me; I made the firm decision to face it on my terms. To try and cause myself a kind of controlled attack. It is not so easy. It was also kind of ridiculous but I was determined to beat this problem one way or another.

Self understanding can truly do wonders for just about anything that bothers you. You know yourself best, with very few exceptions. You will need to make changes to your personality and really try, do not just go through the motions. You will only be cheating yourself. Alright, here goes nothing.

Auto-suggestion is really just a better term for describing Daily Affirmations. Okay, this is why earlier I mentioned that many great possibilities are overlooked due to bad first impressions. This really helped me and I believe it can help anyone in most any situation. You are going to need to envision a person that is confident and decisive. Then you will want to become like that person.

So here is where this all comes together. The number one thing that most people who suffer from anxiety or panic symptoms do is perpetually observe their life in expectation of another attack. This is in its own way an extremely powerful auto-suggestion.

If you believe that you are going to have another attack then you will. Worrying about having another anxiety or panic attack leads to more anxious thoughts and feelings. This only increases your potential for another meltdown.

Now, when you do have an anxiety or panic attack you are going to need a plan in place. Know what you are going to say and do before the next one comes. You can use this one but its best to create your own. It can be similar. Write it down on a piece of paper and keep it with you at all times. Once it begins, you begin with your statements.

” This is only an attack. I have had these before. It will pass and I will live on.” It is important that you just accept it. Trying to manhandle the attack usually makes them much more intense. Slow your breathing and say out loud; “I have had these attacks before and they have never killed me. They cannot ever kill me because I am stronger than they are and everything will be fine.” Say this again, “Its going to be okay, Its okay, its okay. The panic is fading away like it always does. It will pass.”

That was what I kept telling myself until I found that I was handling and stopping anxiety attacks as they came. Eventually, like anything on your first try, you get better with practice. And with practice you get more control. Once you achieve some control, there comes confidence. Confidence is the reward you get from this accomplishment. It is an incredible and very liberating feeling.

Even for struggling against everyday stress these skills are excellent with helping to settle anxiousness and ease emotional discomfort.

Once you begin to feel the attack fading, picture that confident person. See yourself becoming that person. You absolutely can alter your own behavior through creative visualization and auto-suggestion(Daily Affirmations) if you are persistent. You must say your personalized auto-suggestions out-loud every morning while looking in the mirror. Put Saturday Night Live out of your mind unless it helps you during an attack.

If you are consistent and believe when you do these things, you will get results. These skills combined with your best efforts will help you in handling and stopping anxiety attacks. They will eventually become second nature. There is a lot more but this is a bit long winded. Keep your confidence up, build on top of it everyday, and you will get stronger than your fears.

Are You Possessed by Demons? Symptoms and Signs of Real Demonic Possession

Demon possession is real and silently affects most souls on Earth. Below we will outline symptoms and signs of real demonic possession and what to look out for.

Demons succeed in not being detected due to “partial possession”. What most people do not understand is that demons seek to only “partially” possess the mind, body and soul of a human being. They do this because they wish to remain undetected within the soul of a human being. These demon spirits seek to disrupt a soul’s spiritual path and to steal its light. They do this by causing addictions within the soul and by increasing feelings of low-self worth, self-hate, anger, rage, hate, grief, sadness, depression and anxiety. The majority of human beings who are possessed by these dark entities have no idea they have such an entity within them.

Demons pray on souls who are in a weakened state emotionally, mentally and physically. This weakened state causes splits and fractures in the soul and leads to “holes” in the aura. Demon entities are then able to enter the soul without detection. Most demon possession occurs as a result of the soul “fragmenting” due to emotional trauma or shock or fright. This phenomena is explained by Jesus Christ in the following channeled message from Kim Michaels:

Jesus Christ: “As the soul experiences a traumatic situation, a part of it separates itself from the main part of the soul. When a part of the soul’s substance has been split off, there is a vacuum inside the soul. Because of the imperfect conditions found on this planet, it is highly likely that the vacuum is invaded by non-material beings such as demons. The vast majority of human beings have some kind of split or fracture in their souls, and therefore have been invaded.”

Symptoms And Signs You Are Demon Possessed

Demon possession is nearly always responsible for the following human conditions: mental illness, depression, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, multiple personality disorder, paranoia, acute anxiety, panic attacks, personality disorder, psychosis, delusional disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, narcissistic personality, serial killing, rape / murder / torture, mental / emotional / sexual abusing, child molestation / pedophilia, addiction (drug, alcohol, sex, obesity, etc), eating disorders, suicide and suicidal thoughts, self-harming behavior (cutting), Alzheimer’s / dementia, insomnia.

The above conditions are more chronic symptoms of a “large” number of demon and earthbound spirits having gained entry into the soul. Demon spirits in fewer numbers are commonly responsible for causing physical pain, cramps, physical illnesses, headaches, mood swings, and more intense “fear-based” emotions such as anger, hate, bitterness, depression, sadness, anxiety and low self-worth.

This article has been written to educate souls on this phenomena of demon possession and to let you know there are many tools available on the below mentioned website to protect you from these dark forces and to cleanse your soul of any existing demon entities.

A Guide To Understanding the Difference Between a Wart and A Callus

It is common to have hard areas of skin on the bottom of the foot that can be painful with the pressure exerted by standing and walking. However, many people are often confused by whether the hard area is simply a callus, or whether it is a wart. While it may not seem so, there is a big difference between the two, and treatment is different as well. This article discusses these differences.

Corns, calluses, and warts all share the same kind of tissue on their superficial surface, and can often be confused as one another. Underneath, there is a big difference in the kind of tissue that is contained under a corn/callus, and the kind that is found under a wart. In short, a corn or callus is thickened tissue from the top compressed layer of skin that thickens in response to pressure. This pressure can come from externally, such as a poorly fitting shoe, or internally, such a prominent bone due to a foot or toe deformity. This thick tissue is called a hyperkeratosis, and a corn simply describes a hyperkeratosis on the toes while a callus is hyperkeratosis found on the bottom or sides of the foot.

A wart is something all together different. While a wart can develop out of a callous or corn, it can also form in skin where there is no excessive pressure, such as in the crease of the toes. A wart is the tissue formed when the skin becomes infected with a virus. This virus can be contracted by stepping on a skin cell containing the virus from another person, and is often transmitted in public places where people are barefoot, such as public showers, pools, and locker rooms. The virus instructs the skin to grow outward with tiny ridges, which strangulate capillary blood vessels as they grow, resulting in the little black dots people incorrectly call ‘seeds’ within the wart. The wart can rapidly grow, as well as spread new warts in the surrounding area. The tissue can also bleed in a pinpoint manner if shaved or snagged, and little cauliflower-like growths can be seen blossoming from the top of the wart in some cases.

There are several key differences in identifying whether a skin lesion is a callus or wart. Most cases have these differences, although there are some cases in which the differences are subtle, and it is difficult to tell without looking at the tissue under a microscope. These differences include pain, skin line appearance, surface appearance, and growth rate.


Corns and callus tissue and wart tissue can be painful with pressure. However, the nature of this pain can be a little different when one examines their foot. In general, when one pushes on a corn or callus, it will hurt somewhat, while squeezing the tissue together does not cause any pain. A wart will generally be less painful to direct pressure, but squeezing it will cause more discomfort. While this difference is usually the case, there are calluses that can be tender to squeezing and warts that are more painful to direct pressure.

Skin Line Appearance:

The skin lines in the feet are similar to the skin lines, or fingerprints, in the hands. These lines are natural tension grooves in the skin surface. A callus will not push these lines aside, while a wart will create a disruption in the skin lines like a ripple around the wart. This usually cannot be seen until the callus or wart is shaved down flat, but is a fairly good indicator of the difference between the two.

Surface Appearance:

The surface of a callus and of a wart are usually somewhat different. Corn and callus tissue tends to be very hard and generally smooth, although some cracks can appear on the surface with rough contours. Some corns and calluses can have dry blood underneath the surface if the pressure is high enough, but this is usually more spread in clumps. Warts, on the other hand, typically have an irregular, bumpy surface that can appear ridged, rippled, or cauliflower-like. The wart can stick out away from the surface of the skin in a bumpy manner as apposed to the smooth mound of a callus, and will have the aforementioned dead capillaries that look like scattered small black dots. Some warts actually have moist, loose tissue as opposed to a hard callus top, and can sometimes look like there is a stalk going down into the skin.

Growth Rate:

Corns and calluses are the body’s natural response to pressure, and subsequently they grow slowly over time in response to the continued pressure of walking, or the irritation of a shoe. Warts, due to the fact that they are caused by an infection, can develop overnight. The wart itself may grow slowly over time, or it may rapidly expand and spread. Regardless, the onset of the wart is generally quick in comparison to the callus.

As mentioned before, these differences are not always present, and calluses and warts can sometimes appear similar. In these cases, a biopsy is needed to determine the actual tissue type, as treatment is so very different between the two. Corns and calluses are long-term skin lesions that can be reduced by regular filing or professional shaving, as well as reduction of the pressure by either wearing better fitting shoes or using special shoe inserts to reduce pressure on the bottom of the foot is the callus is located there. Contrary to popular belief, corns and callus cannot be permanently cut out, as the skin under the lesion is completely normal and is simply responding to pressure. Removing the tissue will only result in another corn or callus developing again after the skin heals. The underlying pressure point from the bone directly underneath needs to be surgically addressed to permanently remove the callus, and this requires either shaving of prominent bone or correction of any bone deformity present.

Warts cannot be treated in this manner, because a virus is the cause. The body must be stimulated to develop an immune response to the virus to destroy it, and only then will the wart go away. This is typically done with gentle chemical irritants applied to the skin on a regular basis to stimulate the immune system and prod it to create an antibody to kill the virus. Surgery to remove the wart is sometimes successful in providing lasting treatment, although some virus cells that have not yet formed an external wart can still remain in the surrounding skin and lead to a new wart over time.

While it can be sometimes confusing as to whether a hard area of skin is a callus or a wart, there are differences that can help make identification possible, and as one can see from the preceding description correct identification is the key to ensuring it is treated properly.

Getting Rid of Cold Sores This Quick and Easy Way?

Is getting rid of cold sores an acute desire for you? If so, by the time you are done reading this article, you will know exactly how to get rid of cold sores in your life.

If getting rid of cold sores for you means healing a current cold sore fast, or preventing cold sores before they can occur, this article will help. The key to success is deactivating the herpes virus. Keeping it in this dormant stage will prevent future cold sores.

The herpes simplex virus normally is latent. It is hiding in the nerve cells near where the outbreaks occur. No matter what you hear there is no proven way to actually remove this herpes virus from your body. Fact is, even if there was a way, you would quickly catch it again. Why? Because nearly everyone in the world – estimated around 91% – carries the cold sore virus.

Getting rid of cold sores is really an easy three-step process. 1. Destroy as much virus as possible. 2. Make the cold sore area uncomfortable for the virus. 3. Heal the cold sore damage as quickly as possible.

Alcohol is the universal germ killer. It can sting but is ideal for destroying cold sore virus. If you use bottled alcohol, apply with a cotton ball. Pre-packaged alcohol swabs are available and most convenient. One down side – alcohol has to be applied frequently. A cold sore treatment that will kill viruses but lasts longer between applications, are oils such as oregano or garlic oil. Both work great, feel good and last a long time. Oregano smells better in public.

Making the area unfriendly to the cold sore virus is as simple as applying ice or any cold object. The herpes virus hates cold and will retreat from it.

Finally, applying some fresh (from a plant leaf) Aloe Vera gel on the sore will speed healing dramatically.

Getting rid of cold sores for good will take an on-going focus on your part. Here are a couple of ways other cold sore sufferers have used to prevent cold sores from taking place.

Truth be told, many folks get rid of cold sores merely by adding a good vitamin-mineral supplement to their daily diet. First, this helps boost your immune system giving you greater resistance to viral type illnesses. Second, minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc help keep your body more alkaline. This is especially important under stress conditions that normally turn the body acid. The cold sore virus cannot get any traction in an alkaline environment.

If you have had more than one cold sore event in your life, you are probably aware of these early symptoms. Just before the cold sore appears, the target area will start to feel uncomfortable – itching, burning, dryness. This may last two hours to two days. You can stop the cold sore in its tracks. Just apply the right cold sore treatment during this time. The simplest and most convenient is to apply ice quickly and often. You will either delay the cold sore or send the herpes virus back into hibernation.

There are a variety of cold sore remedies available at your local stores. For the most part, these are comfort remedies. They have not been proven to shorten the cold sore event by more than a few days. But, comfort is important too. Look for products with a numbing agent for reducing pain, and an anti-bacterial to prevent a secondary bacterial infection.

Getting rid of cold sores can be as simple as taking a daily vitamin supplement. Or it may take more effort by following an alkaline enhancing diet or trying different topical treatments.

You are different. You are unique. Finding the correct cold sore remedy that will work best for you may take a little trial and error on your part. But if you are determined, and start applying the suggestions mentioned here, you may soon find yourself permanently getting rid of cold sores.

The Almost Miraculous Benefits Of Frangipani

Also known as plumeria, semboja and samoja, frangipani is a popular plant which is highly regarded for its exotic, beauty and fragrance as well as its healing properties. Its flowers look really beautiful but they are often used to decorate the graves. They grow easily and they don’t require special treatment though their leaves easily wither.

When a frangipani flower is worn on the left ear, it symbolizes singleness. When it is worn on the right ear, it gives a notion that a woman is married. In the Philippines and Indonesia, frangipani is often used in decorating the graves. In Feng Shui, frangipani symbolizes love. In India, it defines immortality because of its capacity to bear flowers and leaves even after it has been lifted from the ground. It is considered as the national flower of Laos and it is often planted in the courtyards of Buddhist temples as well as the graveyards.

Health Benefits of Frangipani

Research shows that frangipani contains a number of powerful chemicals that are beneficial to the human body. Aside from its essential oil contents, frangipani is also packed with fulvoplumierin compounds which are known for its anti-bacterial effects. Fulvoplumierin are compounds found in the stems, leaves and roots of frangipani plants which are effective in preventing bacterial growth and inflammation of the respiratory organs, fighting hepatitis, preventing diarrhea and inhibiting the growth TB germs.

According to research, frangipani is also effective in strengthening the immune system and fighting off stress. Frangipani is claimed to be effective in alleviating the symptoms of depression, dry skin, sprain and heart disease.

In India, frangipani is used to relieve cough, fever, diarrhea and dysentery. It is also used in preventing the occurrence of fainting due to excessive heat, in treating constipation, in addressing the irregular discharge of urine and in obtaining adequate amount of high quality sleep. Its flowers are known to be effective in stopping cough, regulating the shed of urine and in lowering the temperature. Meanwhile, its trunk contains compounds that are useful in regulating bowel movements.

When frangipani flowers are cooked, it creates a savory flavour which brings about a number of health benefits and therapeutic effects to the body. Frangipani contains chemicals that make excellent toothache drug. Some of its chemical contents are even capable of relieving cracking and swelling on soles. It can even be used to treat ulcer and when taken as tea, it creates a cooling effect which is good for digestion. Some cultures use frangipani to heal sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhoea.

For centuries, frangipani is widely used in Indian societies because of its healing benefits. Its floral scent is used in aromatherapy as it helps in rejuvenating the mind and body of an individual. The inhalation of the scent promotes deep internal cleansing which refreshes the soul, body and mind of an individual. Aside from its relaxing and de-stressing effects, frangipani is also known to create a calming, spiritual and soothing atmosphere.

It is used in aromatherapy because of its heavy, sweet and green aroma that is found to be alluring and sensual. Its seductive and long lasting fragrance makes it one of the main ingredients in a number of gels, hair packs, conditioners and shampoos.

Aside from its magnificent scent, frangipani is highly regarded for its amazing benefits to the skin and hair. Frangipani can also be used in cosmetics, massage oil, bath and beauty products as it serves as a perfect skin care because of its age defying effects. It helps in revitalizing the skin and hair, and gives optimum moisture. It is easily absorbed by the skin thereby making the skin healthier, smoother and softer. It also provides protection against the harmful UV-rays of the sun.

It is even used in terminal care because it creates inner peace and self-awareness as well as in reducing the patient’s stress and reviving their spirit. Furthermore, it creates an aromatic environment that is found to be relaxing, soothing, invigorating and energizing.

Frangipani is sometimes used as ingredients in lotions and creams because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, it is featured in many ointments and concoctions due to its anti-inflammatory properties which are effective in relieving back pain, headache, tinnitus and inflammation.

Things to Look for When Buying Womens Shoes

Women’s shoes come in different styles, shapes and sizes. They also come in different widths; narrow medium, and wide shoes. As a woman with large size legs I find it challenging to choose or to get a great a pair of shoes that will fits. Most of the companies do not make large sizes shoes for women. This is why when I buy a shoe, it must be worth the price, the comfort and the sweat.

Here are some pointers that I use to find shoes that I have stayed with for a long time and with no regrets attached.

Size of the shoe.

The first thing you want to look for, and it goes without saying, is the size. It is simple, but it can be complex. Shoe companies have different outcomes when it comes to sizes. Some shoes run small and some other run large for the same sizes.

It is ridiculous.

I know that for sure since Aerosoles shoes do run large for size 11 sometimes ( not all styles). Do not just pick a shoe because it is your size. Try on the shoe and see if it fits. The thing to consider nowadays is to look at your range so if you are a size 11 like me you have to consider size 10 1/2, size 11, size 11 1/2 and probably size 12 for those that run really small, if it is a great shoes that you really want.

Another thing to consider in size is the width; medium, wide and extra wide. If you have large size legs then the wide sizes are very crucial. I have slender legs, not so thin as to warrant a narrow shoe but definitely now a wide size or extra wide unless in special conditions, as you will see below. I mainly do medium size shoes.

I have found that a size 10 (wide) may fit my legs if it is an open shoe or sandals or wedges. With wedge shoes I look for size 10 wide most of the time. They fit well and leave toe room. I have to be carefully not to have my toes sticking out but it is always great getting a smaller size shoe for large size legs. It trims the size.

And for those that wear narrow try the narrow and the medium. Some medium shoes would really fit well and give you a great toe room in the shoe.

Look for comfort in a shoe.

The other thing to look for in a shoe is comfort. Having large legs I sometimes just get desperate and pick up a shoe because I am tired and I really want to have a shoe on or end my search. A big mistake.

Comfort is very crucial. I have a pair of Clarks shoes that have stayed with me for years. They were comfortable right out of the box and they have been comfortable all through.

Some shoes do require a break in. What is a break in? You wear the shoe they will hurt or pinch for a few days then fit. Such shoes sometimes end up being the best shoes because once they have expanded they will feet your leg and toes really nice and can stay that way for a long time. The only down side with this breaking in thing is that, if they are bad shoes and you walk in a long time with your toes crunched and squeezed they may leave you with a life long blister. And as a precaution, no matter what, if the shoe is pinching right out of the shelf or after a few minutes in your legs,do not squeeze in it, it you may leave you with deformities for life.

On the other side when you slip into a shoe and it fits well and leaves some great toe room, watch out, such shoes may expand and expand and after some months they will look like baskets. I have some Aerosole shoes that have done that with me and it has not been good.

Look for shoes that compliment your wardrobe.

I love black shoes since they can go with just about anything in my wardrobe. So,yes, black should be one of the colors to look for.

With the current times and trends women are adorning some striking, bold-colored shoes colors that are great. Red is great color if you can find a toned down leather in red. I have seen some green that would do well with long skirts. Some people go for white shoes, but I have never been one to consider white shoes so much.

The best thing is to look at your wardrobe and buy a shoe or sandal that will go with many of the clothes in there. Well, unless you are Gayle and you can afford 1000 pairs of shoes. 1000 pairs of shoes is not good for the environment if you think about it. Less is more. Help others if you have more to spare and spread the love.

Choose Your Heel size According to Situation.

Heel size, heel size, very crucial. Rule of thumb: If you are going for an official presentation then choose a raised dress shoe. There is no forgiving if you are putting on an official attire with flat shoes. A raised shoe gives you the edge. And of course you will not put in a raised wedge sandal for an official presentation or with a suit.

Long skirts, long summer dresses and shorts are great with raised wedge sandals and flat shoes.

The heel you prefer depends on what you are doing and how much walking you will do with the shoe and the occasion involved. Just make sure they are comfortable.

Price of the shoe.

That is left for each one of us depending on our pockets. Men have it easy ( at least my husband) they buy one expensive pair of shoes and they stay with that shoe for years, well worth for their money. With women we love having new things over and over again. Sometimes a cheap shoe goes a long way, most times cheap shoes are just that, they are cheap, they look cheap, they spoil, they look fake and they are uncomfortable.

Expensive shoes can get you in debt and still pinch your toes and bruise your ankle.

The main thing to look for is comfort and if the shoe compliments your wardrobe. Buy shoes that will go with you a long way at a price that you can afford. Simple.

The shoe brand.

Some companies make shoes for money and others makes shoes with the customer in mind. I always look for brands that tend to make shoes that stay a long time. I look for brands that make comfortable shoes in my size. I look for brands that evolve with the times. I look for brands that put quality in their equation. I look for brands that make shoes that are true to size.

I look for companies that price shoes in relation to normal people..the 99 % of they do not target the chosen few. Companies that make a shoe that we the majority can afford and feel satisfied with the purchase.

The shoe brand you choose is subjective. As for me, having large size legs I am limited to the brands that I can buy from, mainly Aerosoles and Clarks if I am hurried for time and others if I dig dipper. If I had smaller legs I would have a plethora of brands to choose from and others to snub.

I know you have your own reasons and brands for buying a particular shoe. For all women it all boils down to affordability, comfort and the purpose of the shoe as the main reasons for womens shoes. Choose wisely and tip your heel.

Estrogen Dominance – The Bane of Infertility Issues – Both Male and Female Fertility

Estrogen (estradiol) is the hormone that is responsible for majority of the cases of infertility in both male and female. Estrogen dominance relative to progesterone and or testosterone is the major hormonal imbalance in infertility treatment. Every other symptoms or manifestation of infertility stems from hormonal imbalance. This is exactly what most fertility doctors and reproductive endocrinologists ignore to master. You must realign these hormones in proper balance to boost fertility. For infertile women, estrogen must be balanced with progesterone while infertile men must balance estrogen with testosterone.

Both men and women consume environmental toxins in their food and drink which are loaded with estrogens. In addition, women make a lot of endogenous estrogens while men above 40 aromatize testosterone back to estrogen and dehydro-testosterone. Estrogen excess causes several known female infertility issues like fibroid tumors, uterine polyps, endometriosis, adenomyosis, endometrial hyperplasia, anovulation, primary ovarian failure, ovarian cysts (polycystic ovary disease), luteal phase defect, and tubal blockage. On the other hand, the male infertility factors like poor sperm profile is caused by lack of testosterone (stimulate sperm production) relative to dorminant estrogen (from aromatization of testosterone) which suppress male potency.

Unlike testosterone, estrogen is a group of three hormones: estriol (good estrogen), estrone (bad estrogen), and estradiol (the real bad and ugly estrogen). By the way hormones are chemical messengers that power cellular function. They are produced by endocrine or ductless glands that secret these chemicals directly into the blood stream. Hormones like estrogen and progesterone are secreted by some glands but exert their effect in other organs that has surface proteins called receptors. The receptors are like lock while the hormones behave like keys. Therefore, estrogen has its receptors in reproductive organs like ovary, uterus, birth canal, breast, and falopian tubes. Other estrogen receptors include the fat cells, liver, brain, and thyroid gland.

Estrogen can come from diet or is made from within the body (endogenous estrogens). Exogenous estrogens come from food sources like soy which has isoflavons and genistein which are forms of plant estrogen called phytoestrogen. Flax, carrot, red raspberry, black cohosh, and squash are all forms of estrogens. Other sources of estrogen are meat and dairy loaded with bovine growth hormones. Zenoestrogens are names given to estrogens from petroleum products (organophosphates), pesticides, dioxins, insecticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers (especially by eating genetically modified foods).

Another source of estrogen is myco-estrogens which comes from the colon through the activity of candida. Yeast come from bread, nuts, seeds and packaged foods. Yeast crave sugars and multiply in seconds to produce estrogens called mycoestrogens. And because yeast is saprophytes, they coexist with bad bacteria (anaerobes) in the colon. The bad bacteria include bacteriodes, clostridium and E.coli. These bad bacteria produce an enzyme called glucuronidase which makes it hard to eliminate used estrogen from the liver. Therefore, they raise estrogen level indirectly.

Having related all these, to boost fertility and combat infertility, estrogen dominance must be controlled for the infertility to turn to conception. Estrogen elimination must take a multi-pronged approach at five cardinal places:

Liver Detoxification: Aggressive cleansing detoxification of sluggish liver is necessary. The Chinese believe that it is the liver that controls ovulation. Yes, if you don’t make the eggs, you are not going to make the babies. You detoxify the liver with liver friendly fruits and vegetables. The chief of which is green leafy vegetables and bitters. The list include watercress, dandelion greens, cucumbers, lemon juice, lecithin, B-complex vitamins, milk thistle, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and NAC (N-acetyl cysteine).

Colon Cleansing: Do a special type of colon cleanse with saline laxative like Epsom salt, olive oil and lemon juice. Added to that are anti-yeast herbs like caprylic acid, oil of oregano, and pau d’arco. More vital is to eliminate beta glucuronidase enzymes that prevents phase II liver detoxification and elimination of estrogen with calcium d-glucarate. D-glucarate breaks down glucuronidase produced by the bad bacteria in the colon. They preserve glucuronic acid which is necessary for conjugation and elimination of spent estrogen in the liver. Otherwise estrogen is reabsorbed into the circulation where it goes back and causes further harm.

Aromatization Blocker (Aromatase Inhibitors): Aromatization is a process of turning one hormone into another. testosterone is responsible for both male and female libido. It is also necessary to stimulate sperm production in males. Therefore, aromatase inhibitor will prevent testosterone from turning into harmful estrogen. An aromatase inhibitor is also necessary in blocking testosterone from turning into dehydrotestosterone which is the hormone responsible for hair loss in both male and females. Dehydrotestosterone (and estrogen) are also responsible for prostate cancer in males. By the way, prostate is the male equivalent to the uterus. MYOMIN is the ultimate aromatase inhibitor. Myomin is a blend of four Chinese herbs developed by Dr. Chi who was a researcher with the Park Davis Drug Company. Myomin is also anti-inflammatory and can stimulate interleukin 6 (IL6) and tumor necrosis factor that can shrink fibroids and ovarian cysts. Combating inflammation is central to any disease management. Myomin can also blocks estrogen receptors.

Estrogen Receptor Blockers: You must block estrogen at the receptor sites. Without receptors, estrogens will no have any effect at the target organs. Receptors are surface proteins that modulate the internal activities of estrogens to minimize their damaging effects. Myomin is a non-selective estrogen receptor blocker. It is better than tamoxifen which is a selective estrogen receptor blocker and only works in the breast and not the reproductive organs and fat cells. By the way fat cells manufacture estrogens themselves and myomin can block this process also.

Dissolve the Tumor or Fibrosis: This is necessary because the causes of infertility is due to women fibrosis diseases which hamper chances of fertility. Tumors or cyst anywhere in the body is unacceptable. Excess estrogen is free radical generating, inflammatory, fibrosis-forming and carcinogenic. Myomin is also great here because it can balance hormones especially with DIIM (diindolemethane). However, the infertile surfferer need a blend fibrinolytic enzymes. Fribrin is a type of protein that cause problem and mount immune response that cause most infertility problems.

These include uterine fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, polyps and cancers. Vitalzym is the enzyme of choice. It contains a blend of proteolytic or protein eating enzymes that dissolve all these tumors regards of where they are in the body. These enzymes also clean the blood, modulate the hormones, clean out bacteria and viruses and regulate the blood PH. Myomin and DIIM can stop series of miscarriages which is a form of inflammatory response and fetus rejection. Obstetricians in Europe use myomin to stop miscarriages (regarded as a type of infertility if it occurs three or more times).

In a nutshell, to boost fertility and combat infertility due to estrogen excess, you must clean the liver and colon by aggressive detoxification, add calcium d-glucarate to the mix. You must further block estrogen at the receptor sites, use aromatase inhibitors like MYOMIN and DIIM. To cap it up, use a systemic proteolytic enzyme blend like Vitalzym to eat up any tumor or growth that is already generated by excess estrogens. Yes, hormonal balance is necessary for the man to remain potent and for the woman to conceive a baby. These five outlined mechanisms enhance the harmonious dance of steroids (sex hormones) that sets the stage for fertility and potency. Any treatment that can boost fertility can cure infertility.

What Are Fibroids and How to Treat Them

Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors of the uterus composed of muscle and fibrous tissues. When the normal uterine cells grow abnormally, it will develop into a benign tumor. Fibroids are also called fibromas, myomas, or leiomyomas. These are not associated with uterine cancer and in fact, they usually do not develop into a cancer.

Uterine fibroids are very common, due to the fact that many women have fibroids at some point in their lives. As their growth is dependent on estrogen and progesterone, they occur during the middle and late stages of the woman’s reproductive years. They do not grow until puberty ensues and usually appeas at 30 to 50 years of age. After menopause when the estrogen levels drop, they just shrink or disappear.

The composition of all fibroids is the same. They are all made up of uterine muscle cells growing into a tight mass. They can be classified based on the location of their growth. Myometrial or intramural fibroids are found in the uterine muscular wall, and are the most common type of fibroids. Submucosal fibroids develop beneath the interior surface of the uterine wall but may project in the uterus. Subserosal fibroids can grow very large on the outer wall of the uterus into the pelvis. Pedunculated fibroids grow and attach to the outer wall of the uterus by a narrow stalk. Cervical fibroids develop in the cervical wall.

In some cases, uterine fibroids are asymptomatic and treatment is not needed. However, in other cases, they can be symptomatic. The symptoms are produced in relation to size and location. These include heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain or pressure, back or leg pain, urinary frequency, difficulty emptying the bladder, constipation or painful defecation, abdominal discomfort or sensation of fullness, or pain during intercourse. Iron deficiency anemia may also be present due to the heavy vaginal bleeding. Fibroids may also occur along with endometriosis which causes infertility. The urinary and gastrointestinal problems are due to the compression effect of the fibroids. In rare cases, they can develop into malignant cancers called leiomyosarcomas.

When these symptoms are present, women should immediately see their doctors. Large fibroids can be palpated during pelvic examination. However, imaging studies such as ultrasound, hysteroscopy or hysterosonography may be performed to confirm the presence of the fibroids.

Asymptomatic fibroids are usually discovered incidentally during pelvic examination. Since they do not produce symptoms, the best action is to just observe and monitor. However, for symptomatic fibroids, non-operative and operative treatment options are available depending on the severity.

Non-operative treatment options include: Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) help control the heavy bleeding, but they do not reduce the size of the fibroids; Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used to relieve the pain; Progestin-releasing intrauterine device (IUD) can be used for non-distorting fibroids. They can relieve the symptoms, but they do not make the fibroids disappear.

Finally, gonadotropin-realesing hormone (Gn-RH) agonists reduce the estrogen and progesterone levels making the fibroids shrink and eventually disappear. These are only used for a short period of time, either before surgical removal of fibroid or when a woman is nearly menopausal.

Operative treatment options include:

Myomectomy can be opted for women who still want to have babies. The fibroids are removed sparing the uterus. For multiple and large fibroids, the surgeon may perform an open abdominal myomectomy. However, for small and only few fibroids, a laparoscopic myomectomy can be done wherein the surgeon creates a small incision to allow the instrument to enter the uterus with a small camera attached and uses a surgical robot to remove the fibroids. For submucosal fibroids, a hysteroscopic myomectomy can be done. A scope is passed through the vagina and into the uterus where the surgeon can view and remove the fibroids.

Hysterectomy is a major surgery, where the uterus is removed and is one sure way to permanently remove the fibroids.

Endometrial ablation is effective in stopping the bleeding but does not affect the fibroids outside the inner uterine wall. This treatment uses heat, hot water, microwave energy, or electric current to destroy the inner surface of the uterus by utilizing an instrument inserted into the uterus.

Uterine artery embolization is efficient in shrinking the fibroids and relieving the symptoms. This can be done by injecting embolic agents into the arteries supplying blood to the uterus to cut off the flow to the fibroids.

Myolysis is a laparoscopic procedure in which a laser or electric current is utilized to shrink the blood vessels supplying the fibroids and eventually destroying them. In the case of cryomyolysis, a liquid nitrogen is used instead to freeze the fibroids.

Some women may experience no symptoms with fibroids, and some do not even know they have one. During pregnancy, the fibroids may increase in size due to the increased estrogen level and blood flow. However, they shrink back to their normal size after childbirth. For women who are experiencing symptoms, they should seek medical attention. It is also important that they discuss their treatment options well with their families and doctors before deciding. They have to weigh the pros and cons of each treatment and choose the option that best suits their situation.

Dermoid Ovarian Cyst is a Warning Sign

Dermoid ovarian cyst is a warning sign that should not be ignored. Do not leave it untreated, because otherwise the consequences can be grave

Though benign in nature, this bizarre form of ovarian cyst may become dangerous, if left untreated for long. Affecting mostly young women, this condition can create anxiety among them who fear for their fertility because of the peculiar nature of the cyst that contains, among others, sundry fluids, decapitated human skin, hair follicles and even teeth. The surrounding myths and misconceptions can further lead to depression and trauma in immature minds. This is also the reason why there is a delay in proper treatment, which can further lead to many more complications. Hence, it is essential that one should get familiarized about dermoid ovarian cyst in order to deal with this situation better.

Understanding dermoid cysts in the ovary

Clinically termed as mature teratomas, dermoid ovarian cysts are almost revolting to look at, as some of the cysts often resemble minute incomplete unusual human form complete with sweat glands, thyroid tissue, etc. Each dermoid cyst may look diverse, owning to differences in the make up of this cyst. Perhaps it is the knowledge of having this human – like cyst growing in the body that makes women more edgy than thinking about its possible risk factors. These cysts are normally not cancerous and thus are considered harmless. Dermoid cysts stay within the ovary for long periods of time because often there may not be any symptoms. They are found out during medical examinations. However sometimes when the menstrual cycle is irregular, this may be sign of dermoid cysts. There are quite a few women who prefer not to seek treatment for dermoid ovarian cyst as soon as possible on account of pure emotional grounds. Nevertheless, they need to be closely monitored, as these cysts may twist or rupture upon themselves, and this can lead to complications. It is thus necessary to go for treatment, before things take a turn for the worse. Dermoid cysts do not impact the woman’s fertility, and so, are not taken to be so malicious, as compared to some other conditions. Despite this, if one is planning on having kids, it becomes essential that one should get the condition treated irrespective of whether it hurts emotional feelings.

Dermoid ovarian cysts – risk factors

Risks attached to dermoid ovarian cyst are dependent on the nature and type of the cyst. What size the cyst is also helps in deciding what the risks are. The larger the cyst, the more the risk is, as there is an increased chance of a rupture in a bigger one. Such cysts are uncomfortable as they may twist the ovary, and when this happens the blood supply us affected.

In most cases, dermoid cysts in the ovary are benign and non cancerous. However in a few cases, they become affected by cancerous cells. However this is only present in a few cases and thus is quite rare. Though not fatal, but they can be quite painful, and this is a worry. This is why timely and appropriate treatment is necessary to fight the pain and also to eradicate them.

Treatment of dermoid ovarian cyst

Dermoid cyst in the ovary causes problems such as weight gain, severe pain and irregular menstruation. Luckily, there are quite a few treatment options. Since conventional treatment can neither cure the condition nor provide any relief to the symptoms, surgery seems to be only option left to the patient. But invasive surgery too may not guarantee lifelong cure, as recurrence often brings the same patient to the surgical table once again for a repeat surgery.

The only dependable method of getting rid of dermoid ovarian cysts is in the holistic approach. Apart from eliminating the plausible hazards that always accompany invasive surgery, holistic approach is also far more beneficial as it is a safe and natural method sans any side effects that nips the cysts in the bud, eliminates the root causes of dermoid ovarian cysts thus ensuring total and permanent relief. The holistic approach also allows the patient to keep in control and looks into the emotional wellbeing of the person too.

Holistic remedies work so much better because here the approach is to treat the body as a whole and identify all the contributing factors and then treat them. Conventional remedies on the other hand treat just the symptoms and fail to delve deeper into the subject.

Vaginal Yeast Infection Treatment – Antibiotics Versus Home Remedies

Before seeking vaginal yeast infection treatment you need to confirm that what you are suffering is yeast; this is especially important because there are other ailments with similar symptoms. The best way of confirming this is by being able to isolate fungus infection from the variety of other conditions that may possibly affect the vagina.

There are three common vaginal infections that are known to affect the vagina namely trichomonas, bacterial vaginosis and Candida yeast infection. The main symptoms associated with these infections are inflammations, cheese like discharge, itching and pain during sexual intercourse.

If you are experiencing some or any of the above mentioned symptoms then its time for you to seek Vaginal yeast infection treatment. You can pursue different forms of treatments that are available depending on your preference. There are those who would prefer conventional medications normally prescribed by a physician while there are those who are inclined towards homemade or natural treatments.

Physician’s prescriptions-The normal procedure is to arm yourself with the list of symptoms you may be experiencing. A medical check up will be followed by a diagnosis that will confirm the existence or absence of yeast infection. There are a number of antibiotics that are commonly prescribed upon confirmation of fungal infections. They can be in form of creams for external application or pills for oral intake. Terazo is one such cream while Metronidazole is an example of oral pills that your doctor may recommend.

Home remedies-Though a stressful condition, yeast infection is however treatable even with homemade remedies which have been proven to work equally well if not better than conventional medication. This form of treatment is simple inexpensive and you can do it in the comfort of your home. Let’s face it vaginal yeast infection is not one of those conditions you can comfortably go pronouncing to everyone not even your doctor. Among the homemade remedies that we will examine are

  • Yogurt
  • Garlic Raw
  • Honey

Yogurt contains bacteria that boost the body’s immunity system and enables it to fight against a variety of infection. The recommended one is the natural yogurt without sugar, flavors or coloring. While yogurt is a drink that is taken orally, for the purpose of fast action it is recommended you apply it on the affected area just as you would a cream. You can dip a pad and insert it in the vagina. It will give an instant soothing and relaxing effects.

Garlic is a popular herb that is a common recipe of many oriental dishes. It contains anti- bacterial and anti- fungal properties that fight off infections. While there are those who prefers to make a garlic based drink by crashing it and mixing it with warm water, there is also an option of wrapping a raw flesh garlic with a piece of cloth and insert it in the vagina.

Honey is among the oldest remedies of many ailments used for ages. It is normally used along with many other herbs but it has valuable medicinal values just by itself. While you can take it orally those who have tried it attest to the instant positive result if you apply it directly to the affected area.

Vaginal yeast infection treatment can be quite easy and cheap if you pick on the right treatment on right time. It is especially recommended to use more of natural/home remedies due to their versatility and ability to cure vaginal infection once and all.

Benefits of Public Health Education

Public health education can be considered an ambiguous term. It teaches the proper way to improve one’s health, and can involve only one or two people, or the population of several countries. Anything that can seriously threaten the physical, mental, or spiritual health of a wide range of people, notably due to their interactions with one another, can be classified as a threat to the community’s public health. This is why public health education becomes a necessary tool to aid people against the spread of potential diseases and illnesses. Five of the most important reasons of how public health education can prove beneficial are as follows:

1. People are able to learn how to prevent the spread of communicable diseases through the training and methods being taught in education. People are able to have better access to information regarding general prevention of diseases, including the knowledge of what to do and how to act during epidemics in their area. Certain diseases have their own individual prevention methods that people should be well aware of, and employing these techniques lessens the risk of being infected by possible diseases. Through public health education, even simple things such as wearing a flu mask in particularly affected areas, or knowing when to take vaccines for a particular illness that is prominent at that time of the year, always proves very effective in limiting the number of people affected annually.

2. More people are able to access private and public medical institutions to prevent diseases or medical conditions, or to better treat them. Without the benefits of a public health education, most people may feel healthy enough and not find the need to go for a general check-up. Being aware that it is necessary to see your doctor regularly is one of the important things learned in a good public health education. Most medical hospitals and clinics offer immunization or vaccine shots during the flu seasons, or when a general outbreak of hepatitis is going around, and a public health education ensures that more people know to go to these facilities and avail of the treatment, thereby lessening the amount of ill people.

3. People are able to adopt a healthier behavior to lessen the risk of diseases being spread among themselves. Keeping things cleaner around the house, opting to lessen or quit smoking altogether, or exercising more are just a few of the many different ways taught in public health education to combat sickness and improve one’s lifestyle.

4. People become more aware of information relating to the disease, rather than believing in just public perception. Public health education not only deals with how to prevent illnesses, it also provides details of how a disease works, which may dispel some myths and fallacies about it in society. The HIV virus for example, can be spread through unprotected sexual intercourse, but not through activities such as kissing or touching. This also helps change a person’s views towards someone infected, promoting more empathy rather than discrimination.

5. People are able to help and contribute to disease prevention by supporting or volunteering at health care facilities. Public health education is more than just spreading information; it also calls people to actively participate in aiding others. To be able to protect one’s health, it is also necessary to protect the health of other people around you, and helps foster a more close-knit community and a better sense of camaraderie.