Natural and Effective Ringworm Treatments

Getting a ringworm sounds a lot worse than it actually is, and can be cured fairly easily. Ringworm- which, by the way, isn’t actually a worm, it’s a fungus- is generally spread by contacts with pets or animals that have been infected. It is most common among children because they run around passing it to one another like a game of tag, but adults can get it too. It’s highly contagious so the first thing to do would be to limit the ringworm exposure. If you have pets, they should be quarantined to prevent further infection.

Ringworm treatments

Ringworm treatments range from the topical to the oral and can be expensive, not to mention the many possible side effects. However, this article won’t point you to creams and antibiotics. Nappyhead prefers a natural, alternative approach to ringworm treatments. So here are a few helpful hints to get rid of ringworm.

Ringworm of the scalp is sometimes more difficult to cure than other areas, but shea butter soap has been found to be helpful in most cases. Also an herbal tea made from goldenseal root can be used topically to clear up the infection. Moisten the affected area with a solution consisting of one teaspoon of goldenseal, steeped in a pint of boiling water. Allow it to cool to room temperature then apply. Goldenseal root is a popular fungus-fighting herb used for detoxification.

Tea Tree Oil is most frequently recommended for the treatment of fungus infections like athletes foot, candida treatment, and ringworm treatments. Tea tree oil can be used undiluted on the skin, but in sensitive cases, some may wish to dilute it with a carrier oil such as Jojoba oil (12 drops of tea tree oil to 1 ounce of carrier oil).

Oil of Oregano contains compounds that inhibit the growth of fungi, worms, and other organisms. It is an excellent anti-fungal and anti-microbial agent making it another option for ringworm treatments.

Don’t feed the ringworm!

Fungi thrive in an acidic environment so naturally you should combat this by making your body as alkaline as possible. This would mean eliminating or minimizing sugar, milk and dairy products in the diet to supplement the ringworm treatment. By cutting back on acidic products in the diet you are starving the fungus. If it can’t feed, it can’t live. In addition to an alkaline diet, consider probiotic enzymes with acidophilus to build up the good bacteria that will help fight the fungus.

To recap, an effective all-natural ringworm treatment would include:

*Avoiding antibiotics. They kill the friendly bacteria that the body needs to keep everything in check.

*Modifying the diet to eliminate acidic, fungus-loving foods (milk,dairy, sugar)

*Cleanse the affected area with anti-fungal oils and herbs

*Using digestive enzyme supplements and probiotic enzymes with acidophilus to promote healthy intestinal flora

There is always a natural treatment for disease if you are willing to do a little research and exploration. Why should finding an alternative ringworm treatment be any different? Be well…and ringworm-free.

Lawyers For a Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury

The Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC), which is on the same side of your wrist as your pinky finger, stabilizes the bones of your wrist so that you can rotate and move your wrist freely. It is comprised of ligaments that connect bones and cartilage that provides cushion and lubrication between the bones. The ligaments and cartilage of the TFCC are prone to tearing. A minor TFCC injury would be a wrist sprain but a TFCC injury can be more serious and treatment can be challenging because of poor blood flow to the region, resulting in improper healing.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should seek medical treatment: Pain when you rotate your palm upward, such as opening a door; weakness in the wrist; instability in the wrist; a clicking or popping sound in your wrists.

Your doctor will likely take X-rays, an MRI or an MRI with injected dye to diagnose you (called an arthrogram). If your doctor is unable to diagnose you based on the results of these tests, you may need to undergo a surgical prodecure where a mini camera is inserted to see if there are any tears in your ligaments or cartilage (called an arthroscopy).

Your TFCC injury can be attributed to your job. Examples of work related TFCC injuries include:

– A worker who slips and falls and lands on an outstretched hand.

– A worker using a drill bit that becomes stuck, causing the wrist to turn forcefully.

– Degeneration over time from repetitive tasks such as continual twisting and pulling of an item on an assembly line.

In Illinois, if your TFCC injury was caused, aggravated or accelerated by your job, then you are entitled to benefits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. This means that regardless of a pre-existing condition, if your injury is in any way related to your job activities then you should be able to get workers’ compensation benefits.

So, the costs of your treatment should be covered or at least supplemented by workers’ compensation if you were injured due to your job. Typically, treatment will include wearing a brace or bandage to keep your wrist immobile as well as anti-inflammatory medication (Advil, Motrin) or even prescription pain relieving drugs. Other methods to relieve pain and inflammation include icing and cortisone injections.

If none of the above work to relieve your symptoms, your doctor may recommend arthroscopic surgery, using the same method for diagnosis described above but where debridement (which is smoothing and shaving) of tears in cartilage is performed.

If your TFCC injury is work related, you should hire a workers’ compensation attorney to ensure that you get all of the benefits you are entitled to. If you are concerned about the cost of an attorney, keep in mind that your attorney should work on a contingency basis. This means that you pay nothing, unless you get something. All fees, costs and expenses will come from the amount you recover and should only be a percentage of that total amount. But, if you get nothing, you owe nothing.

A work related injury can cause a great deal of stress, both physically and mentally. You should not have to suffer the expense as well. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney will help you through the process and ensure that you get the maximum benefits. Consider your legal rights and call a highly experienced workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible.

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Did Eve Have Sex With the Devil Or Did She Just Eat Some Fruit? – Part 1

Is my title question preposterous? If it is, how is it more preposterous than to think that the literal eating of a particular fruit from a particular tree, albeit forbidden by The Lord, can be considered that evil, that wicked, that Adam and Eve should lose their opportunity of a continued physical life in paradise in The Garden and, with it, access to the Tree of Life and Eternal Life? If a child in our care were to not follow our instruction for the first time would we lash out with a severe punishment at their first mistake? Obviously not, so why did The Lord punish our original parents so severely for eating the wrong kind of ‘apple’? OK, I know it doesn’t say apple, but it might just as well say it. Therefore, does this apparent trivial mistake and the punishment that follows make any sense or, in other words, does the punishment fit the crime? One would have thought not, because, if we take it a step further and accept the Biblical narrative as symbolic for something else, then yes it does make sense. Indeed, we can then assume, without much doubt, that Adam and Eve’s sin was so serious, so heinous, that The Lord had no option but to severely punish and banish our original parents from The Garden. This then leaves us with the question of what kind of wickedness or sin(s) could it have been that would warrant such a severe punishment?

Up until a while ago I was of the mind that Adam and Eve’s sin was just a simple act of bad judgement or a wrong choice, but writings I have discovered just lately have thrown a giant spanner into the works of my earlier understanding of their original sin. My understanding, too, not helped much by what is written in the King James Bible. However, always remember, that as believers, our understanding is never ours, it’s the understanding we are given that matters and The Lord does not give us total understanding and knowledge all at once or, at the beginning of our walk with Him. It takes years of study and much waiting on Him. Having clarified that little aside, let’s write the crucial verses here so that we can see for ourselves what the Holy Scriptures actually say:

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. (Emphasis mine)

This verse is most important in that it influences the whole of this study, for it mentions two seeds. Now what are these two “seeds”, because before we move on we must be clear in our minds what they represent and, of course, it’s very straight forward. Most readers will know what the Biblical word ‘seed’ means, in this context, but to make sure let’s use another example or two so that there is no ambiguity or confusion:

Genesis 9:8-9 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, 9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you.

Genesis 15:3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.

Strong’s Hebrew Ref: H2233 seed = zera or zeh’-rah

From H2232; seed; figuratively fruit, plant, sowing time, posterity: – X carnally, child, fruitful, seed (-time), sowing-time.

So as we can plainly see, the word ‘seed’ refers to offspring and if we refer to Strong’s Concordance for further evidence we will find that the Hebrew word for ‘seed’ in Genesis 3:15 is the very same as in Genesis 9:9 and 15:3. OK, so if we go back to Genesis 3:15 we can see that the Lord is going to put enmity between these two very different seeds or lines, but who is the Lord speaking to? Let’s go there now:

Genesis 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

There we have it; the Lord is speaking to the Devil, Satan, that serpent and arch-deceiver also known as the destroyer, the adversary and in this instance the arch-seducer, for, without doubt, one of the two seeds mentioned here is his seed. Notice, too, the phrase “because thou hast done this”. From that we can easily deduce and know that Satan actually did something and the term ‘doing something’, more often than not, refers to a physical action, not just an ‘action’ of sitting idly by on the sidelines enticing, goading or provoking as an exuberant spectator.

So what does all this mean, for we are very definitely dealing with a physical seed that belongs to the Devil? In turn, this now beggars the question, how can a spirit being have physical sexual relations with a woman? Well, the only verse in the Holy Scriptures we can rely on or turn to for any evidence to this event is in Genesis once more:

Genesis 6:1-2 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Who were these “sons of God” here that took the descendants or daughters of Adam for wives? Well they can only be one thing, they were fallen angels or angels that went astray and left their first estate as described in Jude 6

Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. (Emphasis mine)

The important words of this verse are ‘kept not’, ‘first estate’ and ‘habitation’. The words ‘kept not’ mean they failed to keep a guard or failed to hold as precious their Spiritual inheritance or estate, i.e. to maintain any value upon their Spiritual substance and the honour bestowed upon them as Spirit beings. Instead they took it upon themselves to choose the lower order of the physical or the base level of physical men. This means they despised their inheritance or first estate and placed more value upon human fleshy desires and, don’t forget, these daughters were women in the fallen condition – they were not saved. These angels treated with contempt their manifestly higher order that The Lord had blessed them with, i.e. their ‘first estate’ – their high position. Not only that, they gave up their home as well or their superior habitation; very reckless and foolish indeed. So much so, it ultimately cost them their freedom because the Lord incarcerated them in darkness, where they are to this day and where they will remain until the Last Great Day at the end of the Millennium or the end of The Lord’s one thousand year reign on this earth as King of kings.

Now this brings us to an important issue. This wickedness was not a one off, this had all happened before, and it was a follow on from the earlier wickedness of their leader, Satan the Devil, otherwise known as Sammael in the other writings I mentioned earlier. He set the example in The Garden and these fallen angels followed in his footsteps, and their actions were a repeat of his wickedness. So what was this wickedness? Quite simply, it was the seduction of Eve. We can then add in the cuckolding of Adam or possibly even the sodomising of Adam – we do not know all the details. What we do know, though, is that the Devil contaminated their Godly union, which up until that point had not been consummated. Adam and Eve discovered the sexual act through perversion and through lust and nothing but lust. This event was a compounding event, because after the Devil had had his evil way with Eve he then, through Eve, encouraged Adam to take her afterwards (he ate of the fruit too) thereby reducing her to the status of a sexual object, an adulteress or possibly worse, a promiscuous slut or unpaid whore. This, in effect, was the first pornographic act – the first threesome; the use of the woman’s body for nothing but selfish sexual gratification. There was no love in this event, and it was the first sexual act on earth between a man and a woman, but only after she had been defiled by another. This, too, is how they knew they were naked and covered themselves with leaves and why, too, they hid from The Lord in The Garden. They covered their sexual regions, they were laden with shame and guilt – they felt dirty and contaminated. Furthermore, it was this act that gave them the knowledge of good and evil, not through the literal eating of an ‘apple’, the fruit is pure symbolism. Not only that, if we think the literal eating of fruit from the wrong tree can make us feel dirty, unclean and shameful what kind of fruit could that be. OK, we could and would feel guilty for having not followed The Lord’s instructions, but not dirty and ashamed. No, there is only one act that could have had that kind of effect on a previously innocent man and woman and that act is the promiscuous, lustful, loveless, perverted sexual act.

OK, so we now have the evidence that shows this wicked event took place, but where does this lead us? Quite simply, back to the two seeds, the two seeds that produced two offspring – Cain and Abel. One child was of the Devil’s seed and the other was of Adam’s seed. How do we know this? Not easy, because the King James Bible is not that helpful, so we have to look elsewhere, but where? Well, before I do that let’s copy the KJV verse here, first, to analyse what it says:

Gen 4:1-2 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. 2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

Now, based upon the evidence that I have revealed from the Holy Scriptures, Genesis 4:1 seems to read like a complete contradiction of the previous verses. We know there are to be two seeds, but this verse looks as if it’s saying that Cain is Adam’s son and Abel is Adam’s son too, and not only that, but that Cain was a gift to Eve from The Lord himself no less. Now where have the two seeds gone, because if Cain and Abel are both Adam’s sons then they can only be of the one seed, for they are both of Adam’s seed, so what’s going on in this verse? Well we know don’t we, the true evidence has been written out of the narrative by the translators. Now there’s a surprise, and why would they do that!? They would do it because it would mean that they would have to admit that there are certain beings we live with on this earth that are of a specific demonic race. It would also mean their having to admit what I have stated above, that Eve had sex with Devil and produced this race via Cain from that evil illegitimate union. The thing is, who are these beings and how do we identify them? Well first of all we have got to get to grips with a whole load of stuff going on here in Genesis 4:1 and it will require another article to cover it, so stay with it folks.

Hemorrhagic Ovarian Cysts – Causes, Symptoms, and Ovarian Cyst Treatments

Hemorrhagic ovarian cyst, also known as a blood cyst or hematocyst, occur when a blood vessel in the wall of a cyst breaks, causing blood to flood into the cyst. An ovarian cyst is a sac of fluid or tissue that develops on or inside an ovary. Types of cysts in the ovary may vary in size from pea-sized growths to a cyst as large as a grapefruit. Hemorrhagic cysts are a type of functional cyst.

What Causes Hemorrhagic Cysts?

A functional cyst can occur during the course of the female menstrual cycle. They are caused by a slight alteration in the normal function of the ovaries. Functional cysts are in no way indicative of disease. These types of cysts can go unnoticed for years and need little or no treatment. However, when they grow, they can cause symptoms such as lower pelvic pain, and irregular periods.

These cysts on the ovary may occur in many women and may be a normal part of the menstrual cycle for most of these women. If you are one who has a functional cyst, your cyst may shrink or dissolve before you are even aware you have one. This is the case for many women. However, occasionally these cysts continue to grow and cause painful symptoms and discomfort. They may even rupture or burst. This can be quite painful and you will want to seek immediate medical attention and get an ovarian cyst treatment.

What Are The Treatment Options For Hemorrhagic Cysts?

If you suspect that you have any type of cyst on your ovary, it is always important to get a firm diagnosis form your doctor in order to determine the size and type of cyst you have. The size of the cyst will not necessarily determine whether a doctor will remove hemorrhagic cysts or not. It is very common for doctors to treat hemorrhagic ovarian cysts with a prescription of oral birth control pills. Birth control pills, however cause other problems. Also, many women who suffer from ovarian cysts are seeking help for fertility. So with the pill preventing ovulation, women who want to have a child, will see this as only a temporary fix. Besides, this type of treatment only masks the real problem.

Pain medication may also a proposed ovarian cyst treatment. This is also seen as a temporary fix and will only temporarily relieve pain associated with Hemorrhagic cysts. A painful hemorrhagic cyst may interfere with daily life and may cause any woman to feel incapacitated. Nausea may also be a reaction to severe pain. It is easy to understand why women with this sort of pain, would want the cyst removed as soon as possible. Sometimes women complain about and suffer from severe pain resulting in the doctor surgically removing the cyst. Surgery, of course is serious and has its own set of dangers. Also, surgically removing any cyst isn’t going to keep it from forming again. It is important to get to the root of the problem. And prevention is king if you want to remove hemorrhagic cysts and prevent them from reoccurring.

Are There Natural Treatments?

If the doctor has diagnosed you with a cyst on your ovary, natural treatments may help relieve the pain as well as help shrink the cysts and prevent them from growing back. Not all cysts may be removed with natural treatments, but these treatments will help get your body in optimum health so that your body will be able to work properly.

Yeast Infection in the Mouth – Symptoms of a Painful Yeast Infection in Your Mouth

Yeast infection in the mouth is commonly known as thrush. The infection known as thrush affects people of all ages, and it is a fairly common infection in babies. The infection known as thrush is caused by yeast, which multiplies within the mouth and it leaves a trail of infection, which tends to be very painful. Yeast is commonly known as monilia and candida albicans. These types of yeast are found naturally just like any other organisms such as bacteria within the body. There is a peaceful co-existence between yeast and the human body; however, when yeast has an advantage they tend to grow and multiply very quickly. It is when the yeast grows and expands it is likely to create problems. This infection has the ability to affect a vast number of different areas within the body, including yeast infection in the mouth.

Yeast infection in the mouth and oral thrush are pretty common within a specific group of people and this group includes babies, people with diabetes, denture users, people that are undergoing chemotherapy or taking a course of antibiotics. People that have a weak immune system or eat a poor diet will also be more at risk of suffering from yeast infections including infection in the mouth.

There are a number of infections that cause a yeast infection in your mouth. Babies are prone to these infections mainly because their immune systems have not fully developed. When the baby does not have any good bacteria in their mouth the yeast has the perfect grounds to develop and grow, and this will cause a rapid growth of infection.

Yeast infection in the mouth can cause various symptoms. The most common symptom is a whitish patch, and these tend to bleed very easily when they are touched. It is very important not to touch the patches as this can make the wounds worse and can lead to more infection. A lot of the areas that are affected by yeast infections tend to experience a level of mass discomfort and burning sensations within the area. When you think that you may have this infection in the mouth then it is very important that you visit the doctor, as you will need to get some tests carried out on it. The tests that you need to get will determine whether or not you have the infection. Clinical pictures will allow the doctor to determine whether or not a baby is suffering from the condition. It is very important that adults get the tests carried out because these symptoms can also be seen in conditions such as cancer.

There is a range of different treatments available for yeast infection in the mouth. It is very important that the causes are considered so that the it does not reoccur. If you normally wear dentures make sure that they fit properly. If you suffer from yeast infection due to diabetes it is very important that you seek medical advice on how best to treat it. If you suffer from thrush infections due to bad diet or bad feeding habits then seek advice on how to change these routines.

The Different Factors That Influence Chemical Disinfectants and Its Significant Uses

Since many chemical agents are not capable of eliminating all varieties and kinds of microbial life, for example tubercle bacillus, bacterial spores and the filterable viruses, it is more nearly accurate to refer to the process as “chemical disinfection” rather than “chemical sterilization.”

Chemical disinfection is used only when it is not feasible to sterilize an article by heat. Chemical disinfectants tend to set or solidify “proteinaceous” material such as blood, and organisms contained within this protein precipitate. Accordingly, chemical disinfection should not be used for instruments contaminated with blood or tissue fluid.

Several factors are capable of influencing disinfectant actions. Here is the list:

1. Cleanliness

The presence of blood, pus, oil or grease interferes with the action of all germicides. The effective use of soap and water for cleansing is a necessary preliminary step to ensure optimal effectiveness of a disinfectant.

2. Time

This factor varies from seconds to hours, depending on the kind of disinfectant, the strength of the disinfecting agent, and the characteristics of the organisms to be eliminated. Vegetative organisms may be destroyed in 30 minutes by some of the chemical disinfectants, whereas no amount of time, hours, or days by the same agent would result in sporicidal action.

3. Concentration

Usually a weak solution is not as effective as a strong solution of the same disinfectant. An exception is ethyl alcohol; 70% aqueous solution is more germicidal than absolute alcohol.

4. Temperature

Usually, room temperature is used. However, most chemical agents are more effective if the temperature is raised.

5. Type of Organism

Some organisms are killed more readily than others. Examples of the resistant forms are the virus of serum hepatitis, tubercle bacillus and certain bacterial spores.

Now that you know the different factors that influence disinfectant action, it is also equally important that you understand the main uses of these disinfectants.

Instruments and Materials

Chemicals used to disinfect certain instruments and materials that cannot be sterilized by heat should use disinfectants instead. Examples of things that need to be chemically disinfected are bougies, cycstoscopes, and cataract knives. Items like these must be immersed in a germicide.

Most of the chemicals are used in the form of solutions, being dissolved in water or in alcohol. From time to time, new chemical compounds appear on the market and all of them have certain advantages and disadvantages. So be careful in choosing the right chemical disinfectant.

Skin Application

Disinfectants are used to remove as many resident and transient organisms of the skin as possible. In surgery, the preoperative preparation of the skin is necessary to prevent unnecessary contamination of the surgical wound. The hands and the arms of the surgical team likewise must be prepared by scrubbing and the application of appropriate disinfectants.

Application to Tissues

Antiseptics are applied to tissues that are or may be the seat of infection, in order to assist them in destroying germs and their products rapidly and completely. When used in this way, the ultimate antiseptic should bring about complete sterilization within its sphere of action without causing any damage to tissue cells. However, the disadvantage of most antiseptics is that in killing the bacteria, they tend to destroy the tissue cells as well.

For this reason, these chemical substances must be used in wounds in weak solutions and for only a short period of time. Many antiseptics have been suggested and used in tissues, and their very multiplicity would indicate that the ideal antiseptic has not been found yet.

It is being recognized to a greater extent that the body tissues have a natural resistance to infection, and that antiseptics are of value only occasionally in the treatment of certain specific types of infection, especially those on the surface of the body.

Fatty Liver Remedies – Do Epsom Salts Work As A Liver Flush?

Fatty liver remedies aimed at reducing fat congestion in the liver do exist, but their results have been widely varied. Some, such as vitamin E and vitamin C supplements, have shown promise but need more testing. Epsom salts, on the other hand, have been used for a long time and have been effective at treating all kinds of ailments including liver problems, muscle pains, and even oily hair.

Epsom salts are effective because they are excellent at cleaning out oils and fat. When it comes to the liver, Espom salts solidify cholesterol in the bile ducts. These solidified balls or “stones” are then passed to the large intestine and removed from the body through defecation.

This fatty liver treatment method works as a liver flush to remove large amounts of cholesterol and other impurities from the liver. Ingredients generally include a combination of Epsom salts, apple juice, olive oil, grapefruit extract, and Ornithine capsules.

The olive oil and grapefruit cause the liver to empty itself of stones, cholesterol, and other waste products. The Epsom salts relax various muscles to allow the larger stones to pass unimpeded through the bile duct and duodenum.

This treatment method can be performed at home. However, expect to feel a bit queasy afterward. You will likely experience diarrhea as well as this is how the stones will be removed from your body. If you’re allergic to magnesium sulfate, the primary component of Epsom salts, then do not perform this type of liver flush.

Diet and exercise will still need to be an important part of your overall plan to reduce fat in your liver. However, you must have the right diet and the right exercise or it can all be for naught.

Become a Better Dancer With Discipline

Discipline is a huge part of every dancer’s success. One dictionary definition states that discipline is orderly, prescribed conduct, or an orderly pattern of behavior. It’s what’s known as self-control. Most things we do demand that we utilize self-control in our active, diligent participation. Work, school, even recreational pursuits move ahead when discipline comes into play. Every professional dancer in the world has adopted this tool.

Definitions are all very well and good, but what does it mean to be disciplined? It means showing up regularly. We’ve all heard the old adage that practice makes perfect. It wouldn’t be an old adage unless there was some truth to it. Consistently working at a thing means improvement and growth will occur. Your dancing will improve if you approach it in a disciplined way. Discipline is what drives us to stay consistent.

Discipline requires developing an unwavering level of dedication. It doesn’t allow for excuses (aside from obvious things like vomit or fire), or wimping out. In a way, discipline is the opposite of insanity: by doing the same things over and over, you CAN expect different results.

Discipline is closely linked to intent. Intention lays the roadmap; discipline is what drives the bus. Setting intentions creates a concrete plan of action. Discipline drives us to stick with the original intention and succeed. 

Discipline is power. Dance and discipline go hand in hand; it is one of the primary differences between success and failure. Make it yours, and you will get wherever you wish to go. 

Poop is Green? 5 Facts About Green Poop Revealed

Just because poop is green, it does not mean that you suffer from some kind of inner infection. However, if your poop comes with ailments of the stomach like indigestion, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, stomach bloating or constipation, then you might have to take natural procedures of colon cleansing into consideration. Here are the top 5 causes behind dark green poop:

1. The greatest reason that abrupt color changes occur within your poop would be from eating too much leafy green vegetables. If you regularly eat green vegetables like spinach and broccoli, your poop might naturally change its color.

2. If you eat a lot of red beans, breakfast cereals, spinach and red meat, you might suffer from dark green poop because these foods come with a lot of iron that could darken your poop’s color. This happens because these foods cannot get completely absorbed by the intestinal tract.

3. If you eat foods that make use of certain coloring agents, like popsicles, sherbet and drink flavorings, you might suffer from green poop.

4. One primary reason why poop is green would be adverse side effects that come with various medications. As a matter of fact, using too many antibiotics and laxatives could also be very harmful for your body. One primary cause could also be food poisoning.

5. Several chronic abdominal diseases like irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, nutritional malabsorbtion and an unexpected overgrowth of dangerous bacteria inside the human colon could also change your poop’s overall color.

Dark green poop might not be an ailment that should be taken seriously. However, if it persists and comes with chronic abdominal conditions like abdominal pain, gas, irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion, you have to cleanse the infected colon with natural supplements of colon cleansing as soon as possible. Supplements of colon cleansing that are made out of herbs have the power to get rid of plaques, blocked fecal matter, and parasites from inside the intestinal tract. They will also eliminate your green poop permanently.

These natural supplements of colon cleansing truly have the power to eliminate green poop in no time. As a matter of fact, they can also help in curing chronic abdominal conditions with ease, as well as help with weight loss.

Have You Tried the Acid Reflux Banana Treatment?

There are different ways to treat acid reflux symptoms, regardless of the cause. While some treatments involve the use of medications, other treatments take a more natural approach such as the acid reflux banana treatment.

Aside from being a really tasty and nutritious fruit high in vitamins and minerals, bananas contain virtually no fat, sodium, or cholesterol. For this reason, bananas are not only an integral part of a healthy diet, they can be used as a natural remedy to treat and prevent a number of health issues including, insomnia, depression, anemia, hypertension, and heartburn.

How exactly can a banana help with heartburn? Bananas have a natural antacid effect on the body. They primarily suppress acid secretion in the stomach by coating and protecting the stomach from acid, which helps against the formation of stomach ulcers and ulcer damage.

There are two ways in which the antacid property of a banana helps suppress acid:

Firstly, bananas contain a substance that encourages the activation of the cells that make up the lining of the stomach. As a result, a thicker mucus barrier is formed to provide the stomach with more protection against acid.

Secondly, bananas feature compounds called “protease inhibitors”, which help to eliminate certain bacteria within the stomach that have been found to contribute to the development of stomach ulcers.

How can I add bananas to my diet? If you would like to help prevent heartburn by incorporating bananas, try eating a banana a half-hour before a meal, or directly after a meal. Some GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) sufferers also find eating a banana during a meal or half a banana before and after a meal beneficial. It’s also a good idea to eat a banana when heartburn symptoms appear.

If the idea of eating a plain banana doesn’t thrill you, there are more fun and tasty ways you can add bananas to your diet. The following are some suggestions:

Eat dried banana or mashed banana as a snack

Cut up a fresh banana or use dried banana pieces and add it to cereal, yogurt, and salads

Make a banana smoothie with live cultured yoghurt

Banana shake (if you are allergic to milk and milk products, substitute with soy milk)

Banana split – go easy on the ice cream

Banana bread

Banana muffins

Banana cake

Fruit bowl (excluding citrus fruits)

Banana sandwich with cinnamon

Here are a few other facts to keep in mind when making banana recipes:

Bananas with green tips are best used for cooking or should be left to ripen before eating.

Bananas with yellow tips are best for eating

Bananas that are browning or have dark brown or black specks are ideal for baking (Note: the more ripe the banana, the sweeter it will be because the starch has turned to sugar, making it better for baking)

Bananas are the most popular fruit in America, are available all year round, and are low in cost, so it shouldn’t be too difficult for you to make acid reflux banana remedies part of your regular diet. However, it is important that you eat bananas according to your lifestyle requirement. Keep in mind that Bananas are high in sugar. Thus, if you are eating more than one banana per day, you do need to burn off the energy you are providing your body to maintain a healthy body weight. Also, refrain from eating bananas close to bedtime because acid reflux can still occur when you are sleeping as the lower esophagus sphincter relaxes.

The Top 5 Natural Products For Beating Helicobacter Pylori

Many herbs, nutrients and foods are believed to help to inhibit and possibly eradicate H pylori. However it is common to find huge differences in the quality of products containing these herbs that leaves consumers confused and frustrated. The following five products have all been used by doctors and naturally orientated practitioners with great effect:

Matula Herbal Formula

Matula Herbal Formula is herbal tea comprised of a blend of herbs that grow in a small geographical area in the Cape Mountains of South Africa. The Matula is packaged into teabags. You simply make a cup of tea twice daily and drink it on an empty stomach. Because it is a highly specialized product, Matula must be ordered online and is not available I stores, unless the store has an agreement with the company to buy and resell the product.

Gastromend-HP

Gastromend-HP� is an excellent product that is based on mastic gum. It is manufactured by the US company Designs for Health. Rather than simply put mastic gum in the capsules, Designs for Health have also added vitamin U, vitamin C and DGL for their antimicrobial activity against H pylori and their ability to heal the stomach and intestinal lining. Gastromend-HP� also contains zinc-l-carnosine. The inclusion of these substances means that you do not need to buy separate bottles of each product, which helps to keep the cost of your stomach cleanse down and also makes the cleanse more convenient. Gastromend HP can be ordered from the US and UK and is not restricted in countries such as Australia, where import regulations are very strict.

Mastica

Mastica is an excellent brand of pure Mastic Gum, manufactured by Allergy Research Group. It is a product of the very highest quality and is recommende by many practitioners to help ingibit the growth of the H pylori bacteria.

Bio-HPF

Bio-HPF is an excellent supplement made by Biotics Research Corporation. It contains bismuth citrate and berberine, which may inhibit H pylori. The product also contains DGL and several other herbs that have been shown to support the lining of the digestive tract. Bio-HPF can be ordered from the US and UK and is not restricted in countries such as Australia, where import regulations are very strict. Interestingly bismuth is also used in medical treatments for H pylori. Taking bismuth may turn the stool a darker colour.

BroccoMax

Broccomax is a supplement from Jarrow Formulas that contains broccoli extract. You may recall that broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables contain sulforaphane, which has been shown to have antimicrobial activity against H pylori. This product can be purchased from the US and UK and is not restricted in countries such as Australia, where import regulations are very strict.

DISCLOSURE:

The author has no financial ties whatsoever with the manufacturers of the above products and is recommending them based on his extensive experience in helping thousands of people worldwide over the symptoms associated with H pylori infection.

SUMMARY

Although the products mentioned in this article are of excellent quality, one of the challenges in using them is knowing how to take them for maximum impact. It is important to take the right amount of each product, at the right time of day, with or without food and for the optimal length of time. The manufacturer’s instructions on supplement labels are very conservative and in many cases will not be potent enough to eradicate the H pylori. The author recommends, therefore, that you seek professional assistance if you intend to use any of the products presented here.

The True Meaning of Snakes in a Dream

The snake symbol in a dream refers to many things. The colour of the snake plays an important role in decoding this symbol in dream. Seeing snakes coming in your direction or following you on a path says a lot about sexual feelings of a person for you. Only when the snake transforms to human form one will be able to realize who this person and till then one will be subjected to strong sexual currents from this person.

Dreams about playing with snakes:

Playing with a snake tells about flirting attitude. Being chased by many snakes tells about that you are overwhelmed by sexual thoughts are trying your best to break yourself free from them. Bitten by a snake says that you will be drained of your vital forces and you may even fall sick for few days. A doctor giving treatment after being bitten by snake says that a spiritual guide is on his way to release you from sexual desires.

Snake at your door step:

A military person leaving a snake at your door step says that a war is being fought on you with the help of a person who can make you slave by his/her whims.

Dreams about snake entering bathroom:

Dreaming of a snake entering your bathroom says that no matter how hard you try to purify yourself the negative forces always find a way to make you impure again. A deadly black poisonous snake hissing says about hyper-acidity problem which can become chronic, if unchecked.

Killing snakes in dreams:

Killing a snake or seeing someone killing it says that you will be free from all types of tensions and you will be surrounded by an aura of protection. snakes flying in air and trying to reach you says that you are surrounded by many worldly problems and they gained strength and they are after you.

What does flying snakes represent in dreams:

If you are attacked by the flying snakes then you have to place many many unpleasant things in waking life. Catching a snake in a dream and removing poison from its glands says that you are blessed with higher spirit power and with this spirit power you can tame any beautiful men or women and have total control on sensual pleasures.

Snakes burned in fire dreams:

Seeing snakes getting killed by fire says that a strong detachment from all worldly things finally put all your problems to rest. This is the time of self realization and enlightenment. The soul is ready to receive messages from higher sources.

Big snake in dream:

If you see a big snake like ‘Anaconda’ in dream it says about life threat. If you kill it then you are out of danger. If its furious then you will have a brush with death, but somehow you will manage to come out safely.

Snake transforming into human being in dreams:

If you see a snake transform into a man it says that an external sexual influence was lessened to a great extent. And its time of gaining strength again.

Snake in bedroom:

To dream of snake in bedroom and if there are many people sleeping at that time, then it says that your mind will be poisoned by sexual thoughts for a short time period, provided if you can locate and throw snake out of the bedroom.

Modern Medicine Versus Herbal Remedies – What Are the Pros and Cons?

Hemorrhoid is a condition in which the veins located in the rectum area and anal canal swell to an unusually large size. This causes great pain and discomfort. Different treatments are recommended to treat this condition.

There are probably three main types of medicines that you can consider for hemorrhoids:

Antibiotics prescribed by a doctor.

A topical ointment.

An herbal or natural remedy that a patient can use orally.

Modern Medicine for Hemorrhoids

With the advancement in technology and medicine, treatments for previously incurable ailments are not difficult to find.

The first cure available in modern medicine for hemorrhoids includes topical ointments and creams that can be applied on the affected area.

Pros of this treatment are:

Offers instant relief from the discomfort and pain.

Not as expensive as antibiotics.

Available over the counter in drug stores, so there is no need to visit a doctor.

Cons of the topical ointments are:

Is quite messy as it may spread across the area.

The relief is just temporary.

Focused on treating the symptoms rather than the root cause.

Another option is antibiotics and other compounds that can be prescribed by a doctor or a licensed medical practitioner.

Pros of this treatment are:

Bring relief for the pain within a few days to few weeks.

Simpler and more convenient than other cures.

Cons of this treatment are:

Is quite expensive.

Is awkward to reveal to a doctor.

Suffer from side-effects of the antibiotics, such as upset stomach, nausea and even allergic reactions.

The pain and discomfort returns once you discontinue the antibiotics.

The last option offered by modern medicine is surgery.

The pros of this treatment are:

Offers cure from recurrent hemorrhoids.

Cons of the topical ointments include:

Is costlier than all other methods of cure.

Recovery spans a week to two.

Is painful.

Causes fear or distress in a patient.

Herbal Remedies for Hemorrhoids

Herbal remedies are considered more effective in eliminating hemorrhoids. These remedies:

Help strengthen the walls of veins.

Regulate the permeability of veins.

Provide essential nutrients for the optimal health of the veins.

Cheaper and gentler

Its drawback is the lack of research to prove their efficacy.

The debate about which treatment is best may continue but it is clear that you have to follow a single type of treatment to address this uneasy and painful condition without further delay.

The Dangers of the Halogens In the Workplace

The halogens are highly reactive elements and can be harmful or even lethal in sufficient quantities. It’s surprising to think that something as benign as table salt contains chlorine, which in its elemental form, is a poisonous yellow gas. Small amounts of bromine are used in halogen light bulbs and iodine is essential to health.

The 5 halogens are:

  • Fluorine
  • Chlorine
  • Bromine
  • Iodine
  • Astatine

The halogens are nonmetals and are found in the environment only in compounds or as ions in many minerals and sea water. Their elemental name is derived from two Greek words, which when combined mean, ‘salt producing’. When combined with Hydrogen, the halogens form compounds called halides, a series of very strong acids, one of which is hydrochloric acid.

Fluorine

At room temperature, it is a pale yellowish- brown gas, one of the most reactive elements in existence. It is corrosive, poisonous, and highly toxic and even under cool, dark conditions, reacts explosively with hydrogen. Fluorine is so reactive that it is difficult to

find a container in which it can be stored safely. It is so powerful that if stored in ordinary laboratory glass, it can react, forming silicon tetrafluoride, a very toxic gas which if inhaled causes pulmonary edema which could lead to death. It must be handled with substances such as Teflon, extremely dry glass or metals, such as copper or steel, which form a protective layer of fluoride on their surface. Fluorine is very corrosive, burning the skin and eyes, and can cause respiratory problems if inhaled.

Chlorine

Is a highly toxic, pale greenish-yellow gas, which is about 2½ times as dense as air with a choking, disagreeably suffocating odor. The benign compound of chlorine and sodium has resulted in sodium chloride, our common but essential, table salt. Chlorine is a strong oxidizing agent and its container may explode if exposed to heat, igniting combustibles. It is used to produce many chemicals, including chloroform and carbon tetrachloride. It has been implicated in the destruction of the ozone layer in the atmosphere. Chlorine gas was first used as a weapon in World War I. It has reappeared in the Iraq War where chlorine bombs have been used by insurgents against the local population and coalition forces..

Bromine

Is a reddish-brown volatile liquid whose vapors are toxic and corrosive. It has a strong, disagreeable, choking odor, similar to chlorine. Its name is derived from a Greek word for’stench’ which aptly describes it. It is a powerful oxidizing agent and can explode violently if it contacts acetylene, ammonia, potassium, and quite a few other elements and compounds. It is very hazardous in contact with the skin, causing burns and blisters. If inhaled, its poisonous vapors can cause severe damage to the respiratory system.

Iodine

This grayish black solid is the least chemically active halogen. It is very corrosive and can cause dark staining of the skin, penetrating burns, irritation, and corneal damage to the eyes, which can lead to blindness. If inhaled, it is not as toxic as some of the other halogens but it can cause respiratory distress and may lead to severe respiratory problems. Iodine is a volatile solid that will explode if it comes in contact with bromine and certain other elements and compounds.

Astatine

This is the rarest occurring natural element and the scientists estimate that there is no more than 25 grams, less than an ounce, in the earth’s crust. It is radioactive and decomposes rapidly, making it difficult to study its properties. It exists in nature as a result of the decay of uranium and thorium.

After reviewing the properties of the halogens, it becomes very evident that they must be

handled carefully in the workplace. All of these elements present varying degrees of risk, ranging from the violent explosions of titanium tetrachloride to the dangers of dense clouds of hydrochloric acid gas.

3 Ways Stress Can Kill You – Techniques To Deal With Unrelenting Stress

Being Exposed To Unrelenting Stress Can Cause Chronic Health Issues

While some stress is not necessarily a bad thing, in fact some people perform better under with a certain amount of stress being brought to bear on them, but too much stress can have a massively negative affect on your physical & mental health.

Stressed out people are not only susceptible to depression but their relationships with loved ones & work colleagues can be put under so much strain that they eventually break down completely apart from the physical impact that stress has on our health.

3 Ways That Stress Can Cause Chronic Disease & Serious Health Problems

1. Heart Disease

People who fail to deal with their stress effectively, are exposed to heart disease amongst other chronic diseases.

In fact stressed out people not only have a higher risk of having a heart attack, but also may not be able to deal with it as well as a more relaxed heart attack patient.

2. Cancer

Not only does excessive stress weaken the immune system, it also weakens the effect of cancer fighting drugs so much so that cancer cells can flourish in a stressed out body.

3. Stroke

People who do not manage or deal with their stress effectively are at a higher risk of

suffering from a stroke at some stage of their lives.

The above are just a few instances of how stress can affect your health & is by no means conclusive as a poorly managed stress can affect people in many other ways.

It is therefore vitally important that everyone who is exposed to the daily challenges that life throws at us, takes steps to manage their stress effectively before it kills you.

Holistic Guide To Dealing With Stress Forever

To deal with your stress and enjoy a happy and fulfilling life, you need to employ a holistic program that uses certain principles that tackle the stressors in our lives.

These stressors can include things like, work conflict, relationship issues, money problems, failures, poor diet, lack of sleep which all contribute to a dangerous situation of being stressed out.

You need to know how to deal with these stressful situations so that you can become stronger in both an emotional and psychological way.

In fact physical fitness plays an important role in overcoming depression & emotional stress.

In conclusion the key to effective stress management is in identifying the primary stressors in your life and addressing them with the right techniques to allow you to live a stress-free life with the inner & outer strength & resilience to cope with work, financial, relationship & any other challenge that life throws at you.