How to Get Rid of a Dog’s Cold

Even dogs are susceptible to common cold. The two most common virus groups that cause colds among dogs are parainfluenza virus and coronavirus. However, even Type 2 adenovirus can also infect dogs resulting in colds. If you notice your dog having symptoms of cold, ensure that you treat it immediately. Otherwise, the cold can escalate to pneumonia or other chronic respiratory ailments.

Generally, cold in dogs is not serious, but it can be debilitating. Some of the common symptoms that dogs will have include runny nose, sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, lack of appetite, congestion in the chest, and reduced levels of activity. Usually, dogs do not get fever when suffering from colds. In case fever is present along with the aforementioned symptoms, then in all probability the dog is suffering from influenza and should be taken to a vet.

While colds in dogs do not require medical intervention, you should still take measures to rid the dog of it. The cold will make the dog’s immune system weak, and this can be dangerous if the dog is a puppy or older dog. As the cold virus is contagious, it is best to isolate the dog to prevent it from spreading the infection to other house pets.

Here are some ways that you can get rid of a cold if your dog is suffering from one:

• Steam inhalation is an effective remedy to help with many symptoms of cold. It can help to drain out mucus, reduce coughing and ease the breathing. Just run some hot water in the bathroom and allow the steam to fill up the room. Keep the dog in the steamed bathroom for 10 minutes.

• Ensure that the dog is given a lot of fluids in the form of water and broth. This will help to dilute the mucus and keep the body hydrated.

• The lack of appetite can be tackled by ensuring that the dog is encouraged to eat its favorite food and treats. This will help in boosting the immune system and give the dog the ability to fight the infection. It will help speed the recovery process.

• Chest congestion is a common problem among dogs suffering from common cold. This makes it difficult for the dog to breathe. Keep a humidifier in the room to ease breathing difficulties and drainage of mucus.

• The cold can result in secondary lung infection. Hence, it is imperative to keep the dog warm. Do not expose the dog to cold air. Do not let the dog spend too much time outdoors.

• Feed the dog one teaspoon of colloidal silver to treat the cold. Generally, the amount of colloidal silver depends on the age and general health of the dog. Consult a vet if you are unsure.

If the above remedies do not ease the cold, then take your dog to the vet. The vet may prescribe antiviral medications, cough suppressants, decongestants and/or vitamin supplements to hasten the recovery.

Is My Bronchitis Contagious?

If you have bronchitis, you know how horrible it can make you feel. You probably feel like the only thing you ever get done is cough, hack, and wheeze. Not to mention the phlegm! Gross, right?

The biggest question on your mind is probably, “Is my bronchitis contagious?” The answer is that acute forms of bronchitis are very contagious and could easily be spread to everyone you come in contact with. Bronchitis is not something you probably want to share.

Bronchitis is broken down into two different types. The first you got acute bronchitis. This is the kind that makes bronchitis contagious, because it is caused by influenza, the common chest cold, or an infection.

Commonly, what makes bronchitis contagious is an infection of some sort that causes wheezing, coughing, and hacking. This is very hard for people to work through. It can be very unnerving to have to suffer with bronchitis, contagious or not.

The other kind of bronchitis is chronic bronchitis. This produces similar symptoms and signs as acute bronchitis, but is caused by different things. Smoking, second hand smoke, a virus, or something else. This usually isn’t the kind of things that make bronchitis contagious. However, it’s no less annoying.

One thing that is common for both types of bronchitis is that antibiotics don’t do any good. Quite simply, most bronchitis, contagious or not, is not affected by antibiotics.

A virus causes acute bronchitis and antibiotics do nothing for viral infections.

Antibiotics are useful for treating bacterial infections only, and on top of that, they’re not good for your health. You could be causing more problems with your body. Antibiotics are even known to create more infections, and especially yeast infections.

Usually, with bronchitis, contagious or chronic, there will be a dry cough at the beginning. This will soon turn into a ‘wet’ cough that is accompanied by fever, exhaustion and headaches.

Your acute bronchitis can actually be contagious for as long as you are experiencing symptoms! Those who have bronchitis for 6 months or more should get checked for other serious health conditions.

One way to deal with the antibiotic problem is to find a cure for your bronchitis that is all natural. This will ensure that you are not damaging your body with useless drugs.

There are different natural remedies for bronchitis however, the best kind of natural treatment for bronchitis, contagious or chronic, is a blend of different natural ingredients that target the root causes.

If you have chronic or acute bronchitis, tell your doctor to FORGET the antibiotics, and find something that will really work for you.

The Incredible Benefits of Using an Essential Oil Diffuser in Your Home and Office

A cold essential oil diffuser release oils into the air in a very, very fine mist. Because no heat is involved, the whole oil molecule stays intact, and you’re breathing essential oils into the lungs, the air around is ionized and cleansed, odors and mold are neutralized, and the room smells great.

If you have a lot of lung problems, are dealing with asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, allergies, coughing, sore throat or a stuffy head, consider using a diffuser around the house and at the office. It is one of the easiest ways to be introduced to essential oils and incredibly effective for cleaning the environment.

With the use of therapeutic grade essential oils like cinnamon and tea tree, in your diffuser you can combat mold spores, mildew, pet dander, allergens, pollen and many airborne bacteria. Use lemon or peppermint to lift up everyone’s mood, or lavender to help you sleep at night. The uses are endless.

Be aware of oil diffusers that HEAT up your oils – think tea candle warmers, aroma lamp rings, and wall plug-ins. All these DESTROY the therapeutic value of your oil. Molecules are broken up and never make it into the air, let alone your lungs.

Sure, it may smell nice in the room but you will not benefit a whole lot physically from their use and you are basically pooring oils down the drain. These warmers are best used for heating up potpourri.

Or actually, an even better idea, I use frankincense resin in the warmers. Great for meditating and around Christmas time.

How to Find A Good Essential Oil Diffuser

Always go for a quality diffuser even if you must spend a little bit more money. You will have your diffuser for a long time so it should be easy to operate and easy to clean.

Do not get contraptions (and that’s what they’ll truly look like) where you have to screw a glass nebulizer onto an oil bottle. The nozzles plug up all the time and you can’t use different size bottles.

Some of the best essential oil diffusers are the steel base diffusers that hold a glass nebulizer and have a small well that can hold an essential oil bottle upside down.

A separate airpump with tubing provides the power to nebulize the contents of the bottle, and the stainless steel base will be very easy to clean with some alcohol or hot soapy water.

It’s important that you have a quiet airpump supplied with the unit preferably with a built in timer, as this is the only drawback of a cold air diffuser. They can be a little bit noisy. It helps to have a long airtube so you can display your beautiful diffuser on a table, but put the pump under the desk or couch.

Only last year the ultrasonic diffuser was introduced. A state-of-the-art atomizer that can diffuse every essential oil out there, even the thicker oils like myrrh and sandalwood. You add both water and essential oils to this diffuser, And with an optimal frequency, the molecules are broken up into a microscopic mist.

This awesome diffuser extends the use of your oils, does not use heat, and comes with a soothing light system (great for children’s bedrooms), different power settings and several timer settings.

Take an Essential Oil Diffuser With You On The Road

There are several travel fan diffusers on the market. Be sure you use one that has a fan to get oils into the air. Generally they have insertable pads to apply your oils to. A travel diffuser is not as effective as using a nebulizer because some of the oil will stay on the pad. But they will sure make your hotel room smell fresh and kill odors.

What can you put into your diffuser?

You can add almost any oil to a diffuser with the exception of viscous ones like vetiver, sandalwood and myrrh (the ultrasonic will take any oil). You can blend up to three single oils together. But never add a blend to a blend and certainly don’t use essential oils that have been mixed with olive oil or almond oil to your diffuser.

As a general rule, diffuse a room for approximately ten minutes every hour to saturate the air. But if you need immediate relief, for instance for bronchitis, diffuse at a low power for an hour.

With an essential oil diffuser in your home you won’t need those synthetic scented wall plug-ins anymore!

What exactly are those little units spraying out anyway? I personally believe they highly contribute to your allergies and headaches. Save money by getting rid of them, and start using a diffuser!

A quality essential oil diffuser will cost between $75 -$100. Make sure you keep them clean so they will last a long time.

Ingredients and Technology in Redoxy Serum

Redoxy serum is a new product from Return Legacy Malaysia. It was launched to the market of South East Asia since March, 2014. Redoxy serum can be applied from head to toe, and is suitable for men and women, old and young, and even baby and pregnant women. You might be interested on the ingredients and technology that infused in this serum which can help people to solve a lot of skin problems.

Redoxy serum consists of 9 major functions; they are hydrating, boosting, repairing, rejuvenating, brightening, firming, penetrating, anti-aging and reverse-oxidation. Her major 11 ingredients are milk peptide, hyaluronic asid, allantoin, salmon peptide, alpha lipoic acid, collagen, growth factors, ascorbic acid, kojic acid, vitamin E and hydroxylated lecithin. The formulation of these ingredients is from France country. Besides those common ingredients, Redoxy serum is infused with micro-mineralized nutrient technology (MMNT) from Japan!

What is micro-mineralized nutrient technology (MMNT)? This technology has 3 major functions when it is infused into Redoxy. Firstly, this technology is able to fracture the molecule of nutrients into micro and close to nano particles. When the particles of nutrients turn out to be very micro, our skin can absorb the nutrients easily and this lead to high effectiveness of Redoxy serum. How to proof that the particles of nutrient inside Redoxy are very micro? A simple demo is to apply and rub this serum below a person’s arm, and you will see changes happen on her face. Yes, rubbing Redoxy on the arm, changes happen on the face! The changes on face include reducing bags under the eyes, reducing nasolabial folds, firming the skin of face and sometimes firming the breast. These changes can happen in just one minute!

The second function of MMNT in Redoxy is reverse-oxidation. We heard about anti-oxidation, but what is reverse-oxidation? Let’s have an apple for our experiment. After we cut an apple, and leave it in the open air, it turns into yellowish color because of oxidation, right? If we would like to prevent the apple from oxidation, what we normally do is to wash with salt water, and this is anti-oxidation. Can we change the yellowish apple back to the fresh stage? MMNT technology can do that! This reverse-oxidation capability make Redoxy stand out from the crown and become an unique cosmetic product that can reverse-aging. Redoxy can turn an aging face to younger looking face!

The third function of MMNT is to neutralize chemical ingredients. Therefore, Redoxy is free from chemical and very safe to be used on baby’s skin and pregnant women. It is safe to use on sensitive skin and able to improve the condition of the skin. The best results can be obtained if Redoxy is used together with another toner named H+.

As a conclusion, micro-mineralized nutrient technology (MMNT) is a breakthrough technology in cosmetic industry nowadays. Japan’s scientific researches prove that MMNT technology will bring a lot of miracles to all people, and will further improve the health of human beings.

Down’s Syndrome In A Nutshell

Down’s Syndrome is a type of mental retardation caused by an extra chromosome, resulting in a moderate to severe level of general retardation. Measurable intelligence quotients could range from 20 to 55.

First described by J. Langdon-Down in 1866, this syndrome was initially called mongolism due to the resemblance in facial appearance to members of the Mongolian race. Later it was discovered that the syndrome is caused by an extra chromosome (no. 21) which triples instead of pairing. Known as trisomy 21, or Down’s syndrome after the discoverer, this leaves 47 chromosomes instead of the normal 46. While we know that this extra chromosome is responsible for Down’s syndrome, we do not yet know how it has its effect.

This widely known, common form of retardation is the result of cell division and is not inherited. Either parent may contribute the chromosome. It is known that the occurrence of this syndrome increases from about 1 in every 1,000 births to mothers age 20 years, to 25 per 1,000 births for women age 35, to about 88 per 1,000 births to mothers age 49.

It is not clear why the mother’s age is associated with the syndrome. It is possible that the mother’s eggs, which are all present at her birth, have been exposed to more environmental agents or stresses. Perhaps hormonal changes in midlife influence the process.

There is little evidence to show that the father’s age is involved. If so, it is not significant until the father is in the mid-fifties.

Down’s syndrome is characterized by almond-shaped eyes that slant upward, a small nose with a low bridge, and a furrowed tongue that protrudes because the mouth is small and has a low roof. The head may be flattened in the back. The ears are small and sometimes the tops are folded a little. The nose is also flattened and wide. The child is often short. These children are often born with heart problems, a susceptibility to colds and pneumonia, and more susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease as they age. Less than 60% of Down’s syndrome children live more than 5 years after birth. The approximate life span of the remainder is 35 to 40 years.

Down’s syndrome children are usually good-natured, happy, affectionate, socially well adjusted, and playful. They can usually do most things that any young child can do, such as walking, talking, dressing themselves, and being toilet trained. However, they do these things a little later than other children. Considerable care is necessary for many of these individuals. While some are capable of learning normal skills to contribute in various jobs and some marry, most are too retarded to live alone responsibly.

Neuromyelitis Optica – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Neuromyelitis optica is a medical condition related to the eyes and is also known as NMO or Devic’s disease. This condition involves a concurrent inflammation and demyelination of the optic nerve as well as the spinal cord. This ultimately causes varying degrees of blindness, as well as symptoms of the lower extremities which include weakness and paralysis of the legs, and bladder as well as bowel dysfunction. This is an auto-immune condition, but is different from multiple sclerosis. NMO may be associated with other systemic diseases, and is diagnosed by the presence of antibodies in the blood. Acute attacks rapidly bring about disability, which can be treated satisfactorily with intravenous steroids, plasmapheresis, and immuno-suppressant drugs. However, this condition displays a tendency for relapse and there is no long-term cure.

Being an auto-immune disorder, the mainstay of Ayurvedic herbal treatment is to provide immunomodulation to affected individuals so as to reverse the main pathology of the disease. In addition, symptomatic treatment needs to be given for all the presenting symptoms in affected individuals. Ayurvedic herbal medicines which have a specific affinity for the optic nerve and retina are used in high doses for prolonged periods. In addition – depending upon the presentation of symptoms – different herbal medicines are used to treat weakness and paralysis of the lower limbs as well as involvement of the bladder and bowels.

Medicines which have an anti-inflammatory action are useful in the treatment of this condition so as to prevent further damage to the affected nerves. Herbal medicines which have a direct action on the central nervous system and which bring about a gradual reversal of demyelination, and repair of nerves are used successfully in the management of NMO. These medicines include Saptamrut Loh, Panchtikta Ghrut, Triphala Ghrut, Triphala Guggulu, Punarnava Mandur, Punarnava Guggulu, Trayodashang Guggulu, Sameerpannag Ras, Maha Vat Vidhvans Ras, Bruhat Vat Chintamani Ras, Manjishthadi Qadha, Saarivadi Vati, Pathyadi Qadha, Saraswatarishta, Brahmi Vati and Vasant Kusumakar Ras.

Herbal medicines which have a specific action on damaged nerves include Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Bala (Sida cordifolia), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Shankapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi), Haridra (Curcuma longa), and Yashtimadhuk (Glycyrrhiza glabra). Herbal medicines which have an anti-inflammatory action include Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Triphala (Three fruits), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Lashun (Allium sativum), Sunthi (Zinziber officinale), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), and Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus).

Medicines which bring about immunomodulation in affected individuals include herbal medicines like Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Bhrungraj (Eclipta alba), Pippali (Piper longum), Bhumiamalaki (Phyllanthus niruri), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Patol (Tricosanthe dioica), Patha (Cissampelos pareira), Nimba (Azadirachta indica), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis).

Oral treatment in the form of herbal tablets can also be supplemented with the use of herbal eye drops as well as application of medicated oils and ointments on the back and lower extremities. Ayurvedic herbal treatment is usually required for periods ranging from 12-18 months, depending upon the severity of the condition. The aim of Ayurvedic treatment is to treat symptoms, prevent further degeneration of vision and lower limb disability, and bring about recovery to the maximum extent possible. Ayurvedic herbal treatment thus has a definite and positive role in the treatment and management of neuromyelitis optica.

Tea and Acid Reflux – Natural Way to Treat Acid Reflux

Tea and Acid Reflux go together like light and dark. If light comes into a dark room, the darkness disappears! Tea can also make reflux disappear!

Many people have given up on their antacids which no longer work! After years and years of taking antacids, it seems like they are becoming more and more ineffective the longer they are used. On the other hand, tea is a natural and smoothing treatment that works to cure the cause behind acid reflux.

Let me explain how tea can work to treat acid reflux naturally and what types of teas are beneficial.

Treat Acid Reflux Cause

By treating the acid reflux cause, you will ultimately eliminate acid reflux. But do you know what the usual cause behind acid reflux is?

Acid reflux is most often caused by a damaged or weak lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The sphincter is the muscle tissue that sets on top of the stomach and is responsible for keeping food and stomach acid in the stomach. Unfortunately, after years of neglecting the health of your sphincter, your sphincter will become weaker and reflux is the result.

In order to cure the cause, you must use your diet and beverages to strengthen the sphincter. Here are some teas that you may want to consider for their healing ability.

Teas Curing Reflux

1. Green tea and honey has been an extremely popular tea for GERD sufferers. Honey has been long known for its healing abilities for tissue. Since the sphincter’s tissue is partially damaged and weak, honey makes perfect sense for the remedy.

Green tea comes in both caffeinated and decaffeinated. You should make sure to buy the decaffeinated kind because caffeine has been shown to trigger heartburn attacks. Many experts believe that green tea is extremely popular because it relieves upset stomachs and helps with effective digestion. A teaspoon of honey makes the beverage a bit sweeter and also aids with healing the sphincter.

2. Many people also try herbal teas to remedy reflux. One great herbal tea for GERD is chicory root which can also be supplemented with honey. Chamomile and fennel teas have also been popular. Again, these teas will aid in digestion which will greatly diminish the chances of refluxed food. Honey can be added to all of these types of teas for its healing properties.

3. Another remedy you may wish to try to treat hiatus hernias is a baking soda tea. Warm up water and add a teaspoon of baking soda to one cup of water. This baking soda tea works because baking soda will raise the pH level in your body and balance the acids with alkalines. In other words, you are neutralizing the refluxed acid.

4. Lastly, I would also recommend adding aloe vera to some of your green teas. Aloe vera has been long known for healing tissue. Aloe vera juice can be found in most health food stores.

The Causes of Buttocks (Butt) Pain

There are various causes of buttocks or butt pain, depending on what you are talking about.

Pain in the Buttock/Butt muscle – Do you have pain in the big muscle of your butt while sitting, standing, walking, or during sex or other physical exercise? If you push on the center of your butt muscle does it hurt worse? How about during massage when they rub you hard in that area – do you just about jump off the table in pain? Does the pain radiate down either or both legs? Is it sharp, dull, burning, or aching, there all the time? Does it keep you from sleeping? Is it crampy? All of these could be describing butt pain caused by your sciatic nerve.

What is the sciatic nerve? – The sciatic nerve is a big nerve that comes out of your spine at the lower back, runs through your butt muscle and down your legs. It can easily be aggravated by stress. When stressed, your muscles become more tense and squeeze down on that nerve, causing all sorts of symptoms and generally making your life pretty miserable.

Pain in low back/butt – The lower back and buttocks are closely connected, so often if you have pain in one area you will also have pain in the other. The sciatic nerve runs through both your lower back and your buttock. Some people have pain only in the lower back, some only the butt or just one butt cheek, some people have pain in the low back radiating down one butt cheek all the way down the leg. All of these describe a typical sciatic nerve issue.

Pain in your anus (or butthole) – This is more than likely hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are veins in your anus, or right outside of it, that become swollen, hard, and very sensitive. Sometimes you can even see the hemorrhoids if you aim your butt toward a mirror, bend over, and spread your butt cheeks. They may look like little, round purple balls (that is the vein,) or they might be red and swollen. (Google ‘hemorrhoids’ and select images.) Hemorrhoids are caused by sitting (truck drivers often suffer from them,) constipation (straining while trying to crap will create hemorrhoids over time,) pregnancy can cause hemorrhoids due to constipation and pressure from the growing baby, and dehydration. Being chronically dehydrated is one of the main causes of constipation, and therefore, hemorrhoids. You should be drinking 2 quarts of water, minimum, each day. Coffee, tea, and soft drinks don’t count. You can get Preparation H at your local drug store which will provide temporary relief of the itching, burning, and swelling. But to really get rid of them for good you have to add more water to your diet, and more fiber. I like to drink 2-3 quarts of water per day PLUS eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. I don’t get hemorrhoids any longer because of these changes. If you think it is hemorrhoids, but it doesn’t go away after a couple weeks of hydrating yourself and curing your constipation, please see your doctor. P.S. the toilet is NOT a library. Don’t sit there for hours and read – that is one of the main causes of hemorrhoids.

Pain or burning in the top of the butt crack – If you have soreness, redness, itching, burning, and/or mild bleeding at the top of your butt crack, you could have a pilonidal cyst.

From Wikipedia:Pilonidal cysts are quite painful, afflict men more frequently than women, and typically occur between the ages of 15 and 24. Although usually found near the coccyx, the condition can also affect the navel, armpit or penis”

These cysts often get bacterial or fungal infections. If you want to try treating it yourself, get an over-the-counter anti-bacterial cream and treat yourself twice a day after showering. If you still have the issue after a couple weeks, you might want to see your doctor. I know, embarrassing. I had to go to the doctor once for an extremely painful hemorrhoid.

Facts About Throat Cancer

It is estimated that more than seventy percent of the cancer person diagnosed with the throat cancer are at the advanced stage of it. It is more likely in men than in women. The men have 89 percent chance more than women in death cause due to throat cancer. In American alone the there were around seventy hundred death approximately. When comparing with different ethnics the afro-Asian men have 50 % higher risk than any other people in the world. The Caucasian is least affected. This is due to the food habit employed by them. 

In U.S while the death count is around 7000, the diagnosed patient list will alone reach 30,000. Consumption of tobacco in any form is the direct cause for the oral cancer. It is estimated that in America alone the patient count diagnosed with the throat cancer will touch the 35,000 mark this year. This leaves to around eight thousand deaths in this year. That almost means one death per hour of the day. About 50 percent of the above diagnosed person will die in next five year time.

Among the various cancer types, the throat cancer is the deadly one. The death rate  is higher than any other type of the cancer. The reason for this is the discovery of the cancer in the later stage of the development. The throat cancer symptoms are similar to the day-to-day problems like sore throat, pain in throat. This makes its discovery in its early stage difficult.

The throat cancer also leads to other primary and secondary cancer in the affected region. This is the cause for death in many case even if the patients able to get rid of the basic throat cancer. It will give way to other cancer which are more deadlier. Among the oral cancers the squamous cell carcinomas is the common type of the cancer that is found 90% in the world oral cancer list. The majority of the people affected by this cancer are above 40 years of age. While the reason for the cancer at young contributes to the food habit and the tobacco factor. 

The smoking is the major factor for the throat cancer occurring in people at young age. While the alternative methods of smoking like the chewing tobacco seems to more deadly than the smoking. The person using the so-called conventional method of tobacco usage will land themselves in trouble. The using of the tobacco in other form than smoking is promoted since it reduces the chance of lung cancer. But it has negative effect in the oral cancer. This may also lead to other secondary cancer and heart related diseases.

The previous ratio of men to women affected by the throat cancer is 6:1. Now the ratio seems to 2 men affected to each woman. The increase in the ratio contributes to collective factor like change in lifestyle, food habit among other habits.

Things Narcissistic Mothers and Narcissist’s Say

Things Narcissist Say

Below is a list of things a narcissist might say to anyone – Friends, Family or even their own Children.

“After all the money I have lent you”

To change the subject of the argument, this is to make you feel guilty and put the ball back in their court. How can you argue with this wonderful person who lends you money. When in this situation, remember what the original argument was about and do not get side tracked from it. Say “No, you’re going off the point now, I’m talking about….”

“After everything I have done for you”

Again, if the narcissist feels like they are losing the argument they will change the subject to a time when you needed them… “After all I have done for you, when you needed a place to stay, when you needed a lift, when you needed that favour” This will be completely off the subject but if you let them you will end up arguing about it and ultimately apologising for your disrespectful behaviour.

“You don’t RESPECT me”

This is a very common one, narcissist’s think they deserve respect regardless to how they behave. If you answer them back, If you don’t do as your told, If you look at them the wrong way, If you are disrespectful! A narcissist will even start an argument and when you try and defend yourself they will always throw in the ‘RESPECT’ card. Just remember, nobody can demand respect, respect has to be earned!

“You never say thank you / They never say thank you”

Chances are you say thank you all the time, more so than most people. The thing is narcissist’s expect recognition for everything they do, and I mean everything. Don’t think for one minute that they are doing it out of the goodness of their hearts. You had better say “Thank You” – or else!

“You will regret doing/saying that one day”

Another guilt trip, you probably didn’t say anything bad at all. Just remember though, unless they are talking about murder, bank robbery or drinking a bottle of vodka a day, chances are you WON’T regret doing it one day.

“You will be sorry once I am gone”

This is an awful guilt trip, often used on siblings to get in the final word. If the narcissist is losing the argument or feels like they are backed into a corner (usually from their own doing) they will go to any length to get out of it. Reminding you of the fact that one day they will die and you will remember all the horrible things you did to them. These tactics are often used on young siblings, that is when they have the most impact and are the most upsetting. I mean why would any normal person want to say that to a 13 year old!

“Stop being so serious / You can’t take a joke”

Usually when a narcissist has insulted you and you have taken offence, NO it really wasn’t meant as a joke, it was meant to hurt your feelings, but when you get upset about it you can’t take a joke. It is actually narcissist’s who can’t take a joke. When it happens, bite your tongue, do not give them the satisfaction of letting them know you are bothered. After all, an argument is what they are really after!

“What will people say? / What will people think?”

Most narcissist’s are obsessed with the image they portray of themselves and their family to other people. As a narcissist’s child you had better watch what you say or do that could tarnish that image! This is called ‘False Self’. The real narcissist (how you know them), and the ‘False Self’ (how everyone else knows them). Because everyone thinks this person is kind, loving and caring and takes such good care of their children whenever you try to say otherwise nobody believes you!

“You can’t do that… You can’t wear that… Because I said so… That’s why”

Narcissist’s are very controlling. Whenever questioned as to why you can’t do what they are telling you you can’t do, you will get answers like “Because I said so”, “That’s Why”,”Because I’m the Mother!” Normal people will give reasons why they are not allowing you to do something, but when the reason is to enforce power or be awkward, these are the answers you can get. Try using reverse psychology, if you want to wear the red coat, say you want to wear the white one. If you want them to visit on Saturday say, “you can come round any day except Saturday” chances are on Saturday they will be knocking on your door.

“This is my house”

This is simply showing you who is boss! You might be their child, and live in the house but let’s make it clear, this is not your house. “Do you pay the mortgage, the bills, the phone bill, TV licence, Council tax? NO! So this is my house, when you do you can call it your house!” But mum, I’m only 11 years old.

“They’re just jealous”

Narcissist’s are very jealous people, they are jealous of people who are better looking, people with more money, better car, better house. So in turn they think everyone else is like them… Not true, most people couldn’t care less and are happy for other peoples hard work or good fortune. They certainly aren’t jealous of that overpriced £800 ring you just purchased from the jewellery channel.

“Have you seen what he/she is wearing”

Picking fault with other people is a good way to make the narcissist feel better about themselves, snide remarks about peoples clothes, makeup, weight etc… Chances are you’re no oil painting yourself you know!

“I’ve got a headache too, I had a terrible night too, I’ve got a sore throat too”

You can never be ill when a narcissist is around, they will always be far worse. If you have a cold, they have the flu, you have a headache, they have a migraine, you have a sore throat, they have tonsillitis. God only knows what would happen if you chopped your arm off!

“Have you seen how dirty their house is”

Chances are the narcissist’s house will be spotless, not a spec of dirt anywhere, show home standard. They probably even have a cleaning day, yes that’s right a whole day where they will clean their house from top to bottom every week. How can you compete with that, no wonder your house isn’t up to scratch. But come on, would you really want to be that sad!

“I love you, but I don’t like you right now”

This is a narcissist’s way of saying “you have got some making up to do”, you had better be on your best behaviour and not be disrespectful, and don’t forget that all important apology. Maybe in a week or so the house will get back to normal, well until the next tantrum anyway!

“I love you more than you could know / I love you so much”

“What?” I hear you say, “Do narcissist’s really say those words”, well yes of cause they do… When they are lying or drunk! A narcissist will often mimic other peoples emotions, love is one of them, as they do not feel love it would most certainly be a lie, so these words are very difficult for them to say. They do come out a lot easier when they have had a few sherbets though.

“It’s not as good / nice / tasty / expensive as mine”

That new ring you have purchased, painting in the sitting room, Sunday dinner you have slaved over all morning… “Yes it was lovely, but I prefer the one I did a few weeks ago” Wow, look at that, a compliment and insult in the same sentence!

“Have you seen my new coat / ring / dress… It cost this much!”

We all know these people “Do you like my new dress for so and so’s wedding, It was £500 you know, I had the personal shopper at the store help me pick it out”. Narcissist’s think as they think, that you will be jealous and envious of them, the truth is no one likes a bragger, to get right up their nose say something like “oh yes that’s lovely, but I don’t think that colour suits your skin tone”.

“I have just paid for that for you / bought you your dinner”

Narcissist’s will always throw situations where they paid for something back in your face, and they NEVER forget. A dinner date, birthday lunch, some food shopping because you are short that month. The truth is they don’t do it to be kind as any parent would, they do it because it gives them ammunition for the next argument. My advise is NEVER, EVER lend or accept money as a gift from a narcissist, they will always have a hold on you and will ALWAYS use it against you in future disputes!

“They are just copying off me”

Narcissist’s can be very petty and they really do think that people copy off them. The new dress the lady down the street was wearing is the same as theirs… They must have copied. Or maybe they just went into the same store!

“Just say if you don’t want me to visit, I won’t mind”

This is a good way for the narcissist to reinforce the fact that they are invited to your home. The truth is, they will mind, they will mind a lot. Think very carefully before you say “I am very busy, I would prefer it if you came round tomorrow” This will not go down well and could result in a weeks worth of sulking!

“I’m not inviting them… they aren’t family!”

This for me was always one I could never understand, a close niece, or a ‘special’ friend of the narcissist’s for some reason might be alone on Christmas day or any other special occasion could just be cast aside and not invited because it’s ‘Family Only’. Just goes to show the narcissist has no empathy for others, even the people most close to them!

“I don’t deserve this / I don’t need this right now”

Chances are the narcissist has sparked up yet another petty argument, when you retaliate they turn it round by saying “I don’t deserve this” etc.. This is just another tactic to make you feel guilty and apologise yet again for something you haven’t done.

“Don’t speak to me like that”

Generally this is because you have retaliated to something they said to you first, well it works both ways. Don’t speak to me like that and I won’t speak to you like that back!

“It’s not what you say, it’s the tone of your voice”

This is a form of projection, it is actually narcissist’s that use voice tone to change the way things were said, they can make something you said sound as horrible as they want by changing the tone of their voice. This can be very frustrating when they are telling on you to your enabling father, making it sound 20 times worse than it really was. Oh here we go again, looks like I’m going to owe her another apology!

“She is not just my friend, she’s my special friend, we’re more like sisters”

Narcissist’s will only have a few friends, or maybe only one, but that friend will be a special friend, one that is like a sister. That way the narcissist can make her friend more important than yours. “Oh so and so might be your friend but bla bla is a special friend” Ultimately making your friend seem less important than hers.

“Oh I can’t remember, it was a long time ago / I’ve had a few sleeps since then”

Narcissist’s are like elephants, they NEVER forget. So to be told “I can’t remember” will be an out and out lie. Chances are you have asked them for their advise and as they will get nothing in return they are not willing to tell you or you have brought up something from the past that touches a nerve, it is easier for them to tell you they have forgotten than to have to explain their actions.

“They aren’t really ill, they are just putting it on”

Narcissist’s will never have sympathy for anyone, they just don’t have them emotions. Anyone who is ill, and has a day off work will be faking. When the shoe is on the other foot though the narcissist wants all the sympathy in the world. If you want to stay in their good books you had better ask them how they are doing, maybe a get well soon card will help!

“It’s not my fault”

Narcissist’s will never admit anything was their fault, even when they are backed into a corner they will say something like “I’m sorry I hurt your feelings, but it wasn’t meant to come across like that, it’s not my fault, your just over-sensitive”. The truth is, it probably was their fault, the easiest thing and the thing that will bother them the most is if you do not react, the reaction is what they are after.

“I swear on your life that’s how it happened”

This is generally a way of reinforcing a lie, most normal people would never swear on their children’s lives if something is not true, if at all. Not a narcissist though, swearing on peoples lives is the ultimate way to say “see, what I told you is true, it has to be I swore on your lives” This to me is a very disturbing act!

“I think you have made that up”

Ultimately this is the same as calling you a liar to your face. It is very annoying when someone tells you you are making something up when it is true, if you were a narcissist you would just swear on someone’s life, but as you don’t have that luxury you spend countless hours trying to explain why what you are saying is true. narcissist’s are by nature lairs, really good ones at that, but by projecting this onto you they are making you sound like the unstable one for making up stories!

“You have got such a good imagination / stop exaggerating”

Again something narcissist’s are very good at is making you sound crazy, narcissist’s can twist things into something they are not and make you believe it is all in your mind. This is called ‘gaslighting’ and can be very damaging and destructive abuse.

“I can’t remember doing/saying that”

Narcissist’s are very good at not facing up to something that was their fault, once confronted it can be very frustrating when they deny all knowledge it ever happened. Just remember, they remembered the £20 worth of shopping they bought you last year so chances are they remember saying that!

“I’m never wrong”

Come on, no one is ‘Never Wrong’, that saying just speaks for itself!

“What are you getting upset for”

The narcissist has just insulted you yet again with some snide remark, narcissist’s are emotional vampires and will try to upset you every chance they get. By asking you “What are you getting upset for” they are making the matter trivial, which it probably isn’t.

“Act your age”

This is another form of projection, usually it is the narcissist that is immature but by telling you to act your age it ‘projects’ it onto you. They will have you thinking ‘how did they turn that on to me’, very clever I know!

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Penis Sensitivity and Nerve Health – How Acetyl L Carnitine May Improve Penis Sensation

According to a report from the University of Maryland Medical Center, acetyl L carnitine, or ALCAR, an important amino acid, has a wide range of health benefits which may positively affect sexual performance, sexual pleasure and overall penis health. Men, who have experienced reduced sensitivity, as well as numerous other penis-related issues, should be aware of the penis health benefits of ALCAR and how it can affect their long-term ability to enjoy sexual activity.

What is acetyl L carnitine?

Acetyl L carnitine is an amino acid – a chain of molecules which functions as a component of proteins, which play multiple roles in the body. The main task of ALCAR is to turn fat into fuel that the body can use to carry out its metabolic functions. While acetyl L carnitine is made in the body in small amounts, and may be ingested in certain foods, many individuals do not have optimum levels of this important substance in their bodies and may not be able to absorb it effectively from foods or dietary supplements.

Additional functions of acetyl L carnitine

In addition to its role in metabolic function, ALCAR is a well-known antioxidant, a molecule which attaches to free radicals (harmful molecules from the environment) and neutralizes them, preventing them from causing long-term damage to the cells. Acetyl L carnitine has been used to treat chronic health conditions ranging from heart disease to diabetic neuropathy (in which the nervous tissue throughout the body is destroyed by high levels of sugar in the blood) to Alzheimer’s disease to infertility.

The penis health benefits of acetyl L carnitine

When it comes to the penis, ALCAR has numerous benefits that should not be overlooked as part of the male health care regimen.

• Nerve cell repair – Acetyl L carnitine provides important nervous system support and helps to repair damaged nervous tissue, as well as form new nerve cells. Because the fine mesh of nerve endings below the surface of the penile skin are subject to constant friction, they are often destroyed more quickly than they can be replaced, leading to loss of feeling in the penis; acetyl L carnitine is needed to restore the damaged tissue and promote the ability to experience sexual pleasure.

• Peyronie’s disease – This debilitating condition occurs when scar tissue under the skin of the penis causes the member to bend or curve during an erection, often making sexual activity painful or impossible. Researchers have found that acetyl L carnitine may be more effective than the standard drug – tamoxifen – which is generally used to treat this disorder.

• Increased erectile function – Numerous studies have shown that ALCAR can help to promote erectile function and decrease impotence in some men. In addition, men who have used ALCAR report longer erections and more satisfying orgasms.

• Visualization and relaxation – ALCAR is believed to affect the neurotransmitters of the brain, increasing visualization and relaxation; which are important factors in the enjoyment of masturbation and sex.

• Protection from environmental damage – The antioxidant properties of acetyl L carnitine may protect the penis from environmental invaders, thereby slowing the aging process and helping the body to combat serious diseases such as cancer that often result from cell damage.

How can acetyl L carnitine be used to promote sexual health?

As previously mentioned, dietary supplements are not always enough to provide the penis with an adequate supply of acetyl L carnitine, as ingested supplements are not always properly absorbed through the digestive tract. By using a specialized penis health formula (most health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil), which is applied directly to the penis skin can ensure that this vital nutrients are delivered directly to the skin cells of the penis for maximum benefit.

Type 2 Diabetes and Grains That Are Life-Savers for Diabetics!

Type 2 diabetics are typically taught that avoiding bread is generally a good idea, because even the lowest GI wheat bread is still pretty high on the scale. But there are grains out there which can be used for both delicious cooking and the maintenance of a reasonable blood sugar level. If you’re willing to get a little creative in life, you can do some incredible things using these three grains.

Healthy Grain Choices:

Here we’re going to discuss a few unusual grain choices that can seriously alter how high the GI of your diet will get. Never think for a second that you’re “doomed” to high GI, just because you like grains. There is no reason why things that are good for you have to taste like cardboard.

1. Barley: Barley is a grain that is used in beer. If you didn’t know that, you probably already eat a very healthful diet in the first place. But barley can actually be “bearded” through a process of removing certain parts of it, which makes it into the most low GI food grain that has ever officially been tested. You simply will not find a lower GI than bearded barley, which can replace rice (a traditionally high GI food item), in any recipe you may have in mind. Just resist the temptation to call it shaved barley.

2. KAMUT: Khorasan or “KAMUT” wheat is the largest type of wheat in existence. Aside from the fact that it has between 12% and 18% protein in it, it also has very large grains, which contribute to having a low GI. You can do pretty much anything with KAMUT (which must legally meet a decent laundry list of purity and health requirements), that you can do with any other kind of wheat. It’s just better at it, in much the same way people say that Chuck Norris is better at everything than most people are. KAMUT has a nice, nutty flavor about it, which is probably good for people who are allergic to (but still enjoy eating) nuts.

3. Bulgur: The last of our little grain tour today is bulgur. Even though it sounds like something which should certainly cause you to get fat, it’s actually a durum wheat based cereal grain that is prevalent in Greek and middle eastern cuisine. As a substitute for rice or couscous, bulgur is an overall better choice. It has a lower GI, more fiber, and a larger amount of vitamins and minerals in it than the other grains. While it isn’t quite as good as bearded barley, bulgur does have the additional virtue of coming in four different sizes, which are also known as levels of coarseness.

Choosing low GI grain products instead of refined versions, is a top Type 2 diabetes prevention strategy. You need to remember that breads and grain products are concentrated sources of carbohydrate, although not nearly as high as sweets and desserts.

The Big Boned Theory

“I’m not really that overweight; I’m big boned!”

If I had a couple of bucks for every client that’s said that (or something similar) over the years, I could retire tomorrow!

There is such a thing as being big boned-but it’s not a medical term, and it’s never used correctly.

What big boned means, and what people mean by big boned, is never the same thing,

People with larger bones are slightly larger for their heights, yes… but it’s the soft tissue atop and around those bones-muscle and fat-that make some people look more “big boned” than others.

So, for example, an obese person can weigh more than 350 pounds and have big legs, but actually have very small bones.

The bones that make up the human skeleton comprise about 15% of the body’s weight.

Thus, a non-obese 200-pound adult has a bone weight of about 30 pounds… and half or more of that bone weight is water!-both in the bones themselves as well as in the marrow they contain. Water weighs a lot, folks!

The dry, fat-free skeleton (such as at autopsy) comprises approximately 6-7% of an adult’s body mass.* (*See ” Human Body Composition,” by Steven Heymsfield, Volume 918, Page 291). Therefore, the bones of that same 200 pound adult person, at autopsy, weigh only about 12 pounds.

Here’s an excellent article written last year by Matt Marshall, a fitness professional, on this very subject: ” Big Boned. Big Myth.” Using the results of DEXA scans (bone density scanning) for his own normal weight and the scans of others, he was able to clearly show how little the human skeleton weighs.

For example, he’s a 34-year old male, who at the time of his scan weighed 176 pounds, and his entire skeleton (look at the “BMC” number: the Bone Mineral Content) weighed under 8 pounds (7.92 to be exact)… and remember, that’s inclusive of the water in the bones. At death, his bones would weigh much less. You can also see in his article another scan result for a 40-year old man who weighed 260 pounds, carrying 101 pounds of fat on his frame (as compared to the author’s 14 pounds of fat). That fellow’s skeleton weighed only 9.27 pounds… just 1 pound heavier than the author’s.

You can do your own browser searches for DEXA scans and you will see time and again the simple facts:

  1. While the human adult skeleton is composed of 206 bones, they are very light, weighing less than 15 pounds… and, most often, much less than that; and,
  2. While large bones in some do exist, “heavy” bones do not.

So, if you’re overweight or obese and still using that ‘big boned theory,’ DO let those facts get in your way.

Poison Ivy – Facts That You Should Know

Anyone who spends time outside needs to understand a little about the nature of poison ivy and what to do if you or a loved one becomes infected. Knowing how to recognize the plant, the basic symptoms, and how to treat the condition can make a big difference. Here are a few facts that you should have at your fingertips.

Poison ivy grows wild in a number of places around North America. The plant may appear as a shrub or a vine that runs up a tree or creeps along the forest floor. Generally, the leaves are smooth-edged, although some varieties of poison ivy do have notched leaves. The important to remember is that in spite of the difference in the shape of the leaves, all forms of the poison ivy plant grow leaves in groups of three.

This is contracted by coming in contact with the sap that collects on the leaves. When this oily sap comes in contact with human skin, the possibility of contracting poison ivy is very likely. Keep in mind the physical contact has to be plant to skin. It is not possible to catch it from clothing or brushing your hand across the coat of a pet.

Another set of poison ivy facts to keep in mind is the symptoms of the condition. Often, the first sign is a red rash that gets larger and redder with time. Next, itching will develop, along with the possibility of a fever. Finally, the rash may erupt into blisters that can be painful and become infected when they burst. If at all possible, begin treatments as soon as the first symptoms appear.

Last, understanding how to treat poison ivy is very important. Treatments range from over the counter products to herbal remedies to prescription medications, depending on the severity of the condition. When it comes to the facts, the most important one to keep in mind is that getting the right treatment will make all the difference in the amount of pain and suffering you have to face.

Natural Cold Sore Cure Using Bleach

Cold sore cures are many and you will find that the internet is full of information on it. However, there are high chances that other remedies suggested on the net will not work on you and you will end up spending more time and energy before searching a remedy that works.

What you need is a remedy that works and works fast irrespective of your skin type etc.

Surely you do not have the time to go looking for a remedy and trying everything which comes your way if you are planning to attend a party that very night.

Bleach is then the answer to your problems; use bleach and get rid of that pestering problem now.

I would highly recommend using bleach for curing it and as a frequent sufferer of cold sores there is not one remedy that works like this.

However, that does not mean that you apply the bleach full on and in its raw stage. Never even try doing that because other than not curing your medical problem, it will burn through your skin leading to other skin problems.

There are certain procedures that you have to follow when you are using bleach cold sore cure.

At first, just when the itchiness starts, usually a premonition that you are going to have a cold sore, get a little bit of bleach in its full concentration. Also get boiled or distilled water, whichever is more available and take a Q-tip.

Now, dip this q-tip in the distilled or boiled water and then dip it in the bleach in its raw state. Now, you need to squeeze the Q-tip in a manner which will allow most of the liquid to run off leaving the tip just moist enough.

After all of this is done, rub the Q-tip along your cold sore and keep it there for some time.

Repeat this practise for three or four more times and you will get rid of your cold sore just like that. So, bleach is an effective cold sore cure.