How Long Do You Grill Pork Loin Per Pound?

Introduction

Whether you are grilling outside on the grill or in the broiler oven, there’s nothing quite as tasty as a grilled pork loin. But if you are inexperienced with cooking this particular cut of pork you may have some questions: How long do you grill pork loin per pound? What grilling techniques should I know about? With what shall I flavor the pork? We will address each of these questions and provide you with insightful tips that will help you make the perfect pork loin dinner for your family.

Cooking Time — The Short Answer

The complete answer to the cooking time is a little more involved than simply telling you an amount of time per pound and a temperature to cook this cut of pork and expect it to be done perfectly when the time is up. However, if you were to be given a fairly accurate short answer concerning the cooking time of a pork loin, it would be this: About 22 minutes per pound at about 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Please understand that there is more to cooking a pork loin than simply pre-heating a grill or an oven to a certain temperature, set the timer, and expect excellent results. Please allow an explanation that will give a little more information before you run off and set the meat on the grill.

The Complete Grilling Procedure

The first thing to do, whether you are cooking on the outdoor grill or in the broiler oven, is to sear each side of the pork loin with high heat. Searing it will help keep in the moisture so you end up with a very tender and juicy cut of pork. Cook the pork loin on direct high heat for about two (2) or three (3) minutes on each side of the pork loin. Sear the lean side first, then the fat side. When turning any meat, do not use a fork as it will puncture the seared surfaces of the meat and allow moisture to escape easily. To preserve the moisture always use a pair of tongs to turn meat.

— On the Grill:

I am among many Americans who love the taste of foods cooked on the outdoor grill. And what better meat to cook on the grill than a pork loin? Most people don’t think of cooking a “pork roast” on the grill, and technically a pork loin is a pork roast. But because of its narrow thickness, it is the ideal “pork roast” to cook on the grill.

When grilling, there are common processes to follow regardless of which kind of grill you have.

1. Pre-heat the grill for searing.

2. When grilling on an outdoor grill, turn the meat often to simulate a rotisserie. A pork loin should be turned every few minutes to cook evenly and retain its moisture.

3. In order to preserve the moisture, always use tongs instead of a fork to turn meat.

4. Searing meat requires that it is exposed to direct high heat for two (2) or three (3) minutes on each side.

5. Pieces of meat, such as a pork loin, that are larger than chops or steaks should be cooked on low, indirect heat at around 350 degrees Fahrenheit. If your grill has vents in the lid, cook the pork with the vents open.

6. A meat thermometer should be used to ensure that the pork loin is between 160-170 degrees Fahrenheit on each end and in the middle. For pork 160 degrees Fahrenheit is medium well and 170 degrees Fahrenheit is well done. Below 160 degrees Fahrenheit you risk food poisoning or worm infection. It is best to check the temperature about 10-15 minutes prior to the completion time so you can make adjustments to the cooking time.

Once the pork has been seared on each side, follow these instructions for various types of grills…

• Charcoal Grill: Separate the charcoal into two (2) piles on either side of the grill to allow the pork loin to be laid between them.

• Gas Grill – Two Elements: Lay a piece of aluminum foil across the middle between the two elements and lay the pork loin on the aluminum foil. Cook on low heat.

• Gas Grill – Three or More Elements: Turn off the inner elements and allow only the outer two elements to cook on low heat. Lay the pork loin half way between the operating elements.

— In the Broiler Oven:

In the cold weather of winter you may not want to do any outdoor grilling. When using a broiler oven you should follow similar procedures as grilling on an outdoor grill. Always use tongs instead of a fork to turn meat. And a meat thermometer should be used to be sure that the pork loin is between 160-170 degrees Fahrenheit on each end and in the middle. For pork 160 degrees Fahrenheit is medium well and 170 degrees Fahrenheit is well done. Below 160 degrees Fahrenheit you risk food poisoning or worm infection. It is best to check the temperature about 10-15 minutes prior to the completion time so you can make adjustments to the cooking time.

1. Pre-heat the broiler and broiling pan for 15 minutes. If your broiler has multiple heat setting, then set to high broil.

2. Set the pork loin on the broiling pan fat side up to sear for three (3) minutes.

3. Turn the pork to fat side down to sear for another three (3) minutes.

4. Turn off the broiler and turn on the oven. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit on the broiling pan, fat side down, for the remainder of the time.

5. Make sure to check the inner temperature with the meat thermometer at both ends and in the middle about 15 minutes prior to completion of cooking time in order to avoid over cooking.

— Rotisserie Oven:

Interestingly enough the pork loin will come out more tender and juicy when cooked in a rotisserie than either the outdoor grill or broiler oven. A meat thermometer should still be used to be sure that the pork loin is between 160-170 degrees Fahrenheit on each end and in the middle. For pork 160 degrees Fahrenheit is medium well and 170 degrees Fahrenheit is well done. Below 160 degrees Fahrenheit you risk food poisoning or worm infection. It is best to check the temperature about 10-15 minutes prior to the completion time so you can make adjustments to the cooking time.

Because the rotisserie cooks meat faster than either the outdoor grill or the broiler oven, you may need to reduce the cooking time to about 18 or 20 minutes per pound. It is still recommended to use a meat thermometer. However, because the rotisserie automatically sears all sides of the meat there is no need to sear the pork.

Let It Stand

For juicier, tenderer pork loin, when the pork loin has finished cooking let it stand at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Flavor/Seasoning

A pork loin can be marinated in your favorite flavor marinade in the refrigerator overnight. You will likely find marinades at any supermarket. If you marinate in the refrigerator overnight, you’ll need to puncture the meat several times to allow the marinade to soak into the meat. Follow the instructions on the package of marinade.

Many cooks prefer to use a dry seasoning rub. Seasoning your pork loin is as easy as liberally coating with season salt, garlic powder, and pepper, then rubbing the seasoning into the meat. You can also place the seasoned meat into a plastic bag and leave it in the refrigerator overnight.

There are also injection methods of marinating that would NOT require overnight marinating. In addition to injection marinating, there are also methods of injecting solid objects such as chopped garlic, chopped onions, or chopped pineapple.

If you prefer sweeter pork, apple sauce or apple butter (or even pineapple puree) can be injected into the meat of the pork loin. Or a slit can be made down the middle of the pork meat and the apple sauce or apple butter (or pineapple) can be inserted and the pork tied with string every one (1) or two (2) inches according to how you will cut the pork loin when it is done cooking.

Summery

In this article we have discussed the answers to questions such as: How long do you grill pork loin per pound? What grilling techniques should I know about? How shall I flavor the meat? If grilled properly a pork loin with all the trimmings will make a wonderful and delicious meal that your family will absolutely love.

The Best Diet For Diverticulitis

What Are Diverticula?

As humans age, they often develop increased pressure in their colon. This pressure is often caused by increasing episodes of constipation. As the pressure is applied to the colon, over time, small tissue pockets or sacs develop outward from the wall of the colon. These sacs are called diverticula. The singular is diverticulum.

The diverticula most commonly occur in the lower 1/3 of the colon, in the area known as the sigmoid colon.

There is no known, specific biological purpose for diverticula. They are simply an anomaly that occurs with age and increasing colonic pressure. The biological reason for the development of diverticula is merely the weakening of the colon as a person ages.

The development of diverticula in the colon is known as “diverticulosis.” When they become inflamed, the condition is called “diverticulitis.”

What Causes The Diverticula To Become Inflamed?

When small particles of difficult to digest food become trapped in the diverticula, they tend to rub on the walls of the colon and develop a very small lesion or ulcer. This small ulcer becomes inflamed and can often react unfavorably to bacteria, which is highly populous in this area.

Once the bacteria enters the picture, the diverticula become very inflamed, swollen and painful. When inflammation occurs, the next step is rupture. If a diverticulum ruptures, the result can be peritonitis or infection of the interior gut, causing severe abdominal pain and tenderness, vomiting, fever and diarrhea, as well as some other serious symptoms.

The ultimate result of this diverticulitis is often serious surgical intervention. This surgery, called a “colon resection”, is the actual “cutting out” of affected diverticula. Once this surgery is performed it is essential for the patient to avoid further episodes as the next step is often the application of a colostomy or the removal of a large portion of the colon and the production of an abdominal “stoma” or hole in the gut from which defecation occurs.

The most effective and widely used preventative treatment for diverticulitis is the diverticulitis diet.

What Is A Diverticulitis Diet?

A diverticulitis diet is simply one that seeks to accomplish two tasks:

1) It prevents the further introduction of foods that have small, difficult to digest particles such as fibrous fruits or vegetables.

2) It lowers the pressure on the gut and allows the colon to rest as much as possible.

What Are The Most Common Diverticulitis Diets?

The most common diet used during acute episodes of the condition is what as known as a “low residue” diet. With this type of diet, fiber is reduced as much as possible because fiber particles can get into the diverticula and cause additional inflammation. The elimination of fiber allows the gut the flow and rest. It rests because fiber causes the bowel to move. Without much fiber, the colon tends to have less peristaltic action, which is the undulating movement that causes feces to move along through the colon. The lack of peristaltic action, unfortunately often leads to constipation so special types of laxatives, called osmotic laxatives, must be used. Most laxatives are bulk laxatives and use fibrous products to cause the bowel to move.

Osmotic laxatives, on the other hand, work by pulling large amounts of fluids into the colon. When this occurs the accumulation of all this fluid in the bowel leads to evacuation of the bowel contents.

With a “low residue” diet certain fruits and vegetables are allowed because their structure is such that very low fiber conditions occur. Some allowed vegetables include carrots, green beans, yellow beans, lettuce, cucumber, cabbage and cauliflower. Also skinless baked potatoes can be eaten effectively.

Some allowed fruits may be banana, cantaloupe, grapes, peaches and watermelon.

Corn, prunes, cherries, lima beans, red beans or nuts of any kind are strictly forbidden as are such products as popcorn.

A “low residue” diet is not easy to prepare nor to tolerate at all times. However, it is necessary in order to avoid an exacerbation of diverticulitis. It is also the most common diet for treatment of diverticulitis.

Another diet which is finding more popularity is the “food combining” diet. This diet should be used after the symptoms have dissipated and the gut is near normal; however, it can also be used to calm the symptoms if followed very strictly.

The “food combining” diet allows a person to eat almost any food that they enjoy eating. The difference is that these foods must be eaten in very specific combinations.

Here’s how this works in the gut:

The stomach and intestines can digest “almost” any kind of food as long as it has the appropriate pH to do so. When the pH is balanced as it should be, the appropriate enzymes, acids, alkalies and digestive juices are introduced at the right times. Thus, the efficiency of the digestive system is at maximum and most foods can be digested.

There are still some foods that simply do not break down well in any human digestive system so those particular foods are avoided at all costs.

The entire secret is determining which particular foods work the best, when combined properly. This is not difficult. It simply requires an appropriate information chart. Once a person understands how these food combinations work and use this diet, they often find that the symptoms of diverticulitis can be avoided as long as they remain loyal to the diet.

They also find that they can eat most of the foods they love as long as they maintain a certain combination of food mixtures.

Both diets are found to be highly effective if the patient sticks with them and remains compliant with the rules and requirements.

A decent diverticulitis diet can make the difference between a really horrible digestive experience or a near-normal epicurean life.

The Disadvantage of Using Proton Pump Inhibitors

Last year alone, millions upon millions of heartburn sufferers bought more than 25 billion dollars worth of proton pump inhibitors, making this product, one of the biggest pharmaceutical product sellers worldwide.

Although the medical communities are endorsing and promoting them as being a safe heaven for acid reflux and ulcer sufferers, recent reports have exposed some shocking revelation about the inducting side effects of these products.

People rapidly develop a dependency when taking (PPI’s) proton pump inhibitors, the major problem related to the negative side effect is sufferers are only supposed to use them for a short period of time. The prolong use of these drugs inhibits the production of acid in the stomach resulting in bacterial diseases.

Taken for a long period of time, PPI’s will adversely affect the natural process of digestion creating even more unwanted complication ranging from; Calcium deficiency, Diarrhea, pneumonia, bone fractures, C difficile.

Recent studies show some hospital patients using these drugs were at risk of developing C difficile, and pneumonia.

Research in regard to these types of drugs and C difficile suggested patient who’ve been administrated PPI’s are more susceptible to catching the disease due to the decrease of stomach gastric acidity.

Another reports discloses over dosage and long-term usage of these drugs may increase the risk of bone fracture, including hip, wrist and the spine. Wrist and hip fractures have been more predominant among Post menopause women.

In conclusion, proton pump inhibitors have a very high success rate among patient suffering from ulcers and acid reflux disease. Actually, 80% of hospital patients diagnosed with a mild case of ulcers, have been successfully treated by using these types of suppressors. However, the problem seems to depend on the way they are administrated. There is a need for stricter rules and treatments concerning prescription of anti- suppressors. Too many patients leaving the hospital still depends on these medications, and without proper surveillance, can develop serious side effects that could damage in the long run, the digestive system. Heartburn sufferers should take a closer look at what causes their problems instead of trying to fix them. Unhealthy eating habits like; junk, fatty, spicy and greasy foods are the primary reason why people stays stuck in the vicious circle of proton pump inhibitors. If people would just lay off these types of foods and eat more nutritional and natural aliments, they would stand a better chance of improving their lifestyle and become less addicted to pills.

How to Recognize Acid Reflux in Children

Acid reflux in children is a real cause for concern. It drives us frantic when our children are sick and scrunched up in pain. We suffer as much as they do… but how on Earth can we help?

First of all, we have to find out what’s wrong… and recognizing acid reflux in children can sometimes be tricky, especially if it’s a toddler.

If a child complains of a tummy ache or sore chest, you should narrow it down by asking a few questions such as:

  • Where does it hurt?
  • Does it burn?
  • Is your throat sore?
  • Is there a bitter taste in the back of your throat?

And so on. It’s probably acid indigestion if s/he reports a burning sensation in the chest or solar plexus area, especially if it’s accompanied by a nasty taste.

Dose the child with half a teaspoon of ‘Arm and Hammer’ bicarbonate dissolved in warm water. If the pain goes away you can be sure that it is heartburn and you can relax a little… Ordinary heartburn is uncomfortable, but it’s not dangerous. However, you should be on the alert for further symptoms indicating a more serious condition, namely GERD.

Symptoms of Acid Reflux in Children

Common symptom of acid reflux in children:

  1. Chest pain (burning sensation).
  2. Regurgitation after eating, followed by a nasty taste in the back of the throat.
  3. Pickiness about food or reluctance to eat.
  4. After dinner nausea.
  5. Sore throat.
  6. Occasional gagging or choking.
  7. Wheezing, bronchitis or asthma.
  8. Hacking cough accompanied by hoarseness.
  9. Poor sleep patterns.
  10. Excessive drooling — a condition known as ‘water brash’.
  11. Toothache.
  12. Bad breath.
  13. Poor growth patterns.

If one or more of the above are presented, it’s time to introduce a few dietary and lifestyle changes… not only for the child, but also for the entire family.

Recommended Lifestyle Changes

  • Replace fizzy drinks with non-carbonated fruit juices.
  • No strenuous playing or exercise for an hour after eating.
  • Serve smaller meals and include a decent mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack in their daily diet.
  • Serve the evening meal at least three hours before bedtime.
  • Make sure they drink plenty of bottled water.
  • No water during meals.
  • No chocolate or peppermint.
  • Elevate the head of the child’s bed by placing by 6-inch high blocks or bricks under the feet.

What if the Heartburn Persists?

If the heartburn persists or worsens after making these changes, your child may have GERD and you should see your doctor ASAP.

Also, a follow-up visit to the dentist is a must. Acid reflux can sometime cause the loss of dental enamel.

Specialized treatment is absolutely essential for the small percentage of babies and young children who develop GERD. These babies and youngsters are prone to other serious diseases if the condition is left untreated, such as:

  • Damage to the lungs. If gastric juices enter the windpipe, problems such as bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma are sure to follow. In the worse case scenario, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) could result.
  • Esophagitis. Gastric acid continuously splashing the walls of the food pipe causes inflammation that could lead to esophagitis.

    If left untreated esophagitis becomes extremely painful making it almost impossible for the child to swallow.

    Ulcers soon appear in the food pipe… followed by scarring. These scars pucker and shrink the walls of the esophagus causing it to narrow. These strictures can block the esophagus and prevent food from reaching the stomach.

    If an ulcer ruptures, it could lead to life-threatening internal bleeding… Beware of black or bloody stools.

  • Barrett’s Esophagus is a fairly rare condition that occurs in a small percentage of sufferers. However, this condition is dangerous! If left untreated it could lead to a deadly form of cancer.

Your doctor may prescribe a proton pump inhibitor or an H2 blocker in order to control acid production. This may be necessary in order to allow the injured esophagus time to heal.

Make sure that your child does not take these medications for more than 8 weeks without further evaluation.

Homeopathy and Lyme: A Natural Approach to Lyme Disease

We are fortunate that in addition to conventional medicine, there are natural methods such as homeopathy, herbs and nutrition that we can use in response to infections from tick bites.

If you find an embedded tick, after proper removal, wash the area with antiseptic and then use an herbal drawing salve or Ichthymol to try to draw out any bacteria that may still be near the surface. A few hours later, wash off the salve and use antiseptic again. If you preserve the tick correctly, it can be tested at a lab.

Blood tests may not reveal an infection until a few weeks or more after the bite. So consult with your doctor about the timing of any tests. It is not just the Lyme-causing bacteria that ticks carry. There are other tick-borne diseases. Remember this if you test negative for Lyme and yet have symptoms that developed some time after a tick bite. Once it starts spreading, the progression can be quite rapid. So it is important to be proactive, use antibiotics if necessary, and support your immune system as much as possible for at least three weeks. Homeopathic remedies do not interfere with the effectiveness of antibiotics.

For homeopathic support, use the remedy Hypericum. You can use a 200c potency once, or a 30c three times in one day. The following day, use Ledum 200c once, or 30c three times, unless the bite site is warm or hotter than the surrounding skin. One week after the bite, there is a remedy you can use if you can find it in time: Aurum Arsenicatum in a 200c potency. According to Peter Alex, author of the book “The Homeopathic Treatment of Lyme Disease,” it is being used effectively for prevention in Germany, where Lyme is quite common. Hahnemann Labs in California and Helios in England are two homeopathic pharmacies that have carried this remedy. If you are unable to find it, a runner-up choice is Mercurius Vivus 200c (or 30c three times). You can take the Aurum Ars or the Mercurius again a week later.

If you have had Lyme in the past, or are currently dealing with it, it is good to take measures to try to prevent another infection if you find a tick, as there is no immunity.

EARLY STAGE LYME

If the first sign of trouble is a fever, joint pains, or a “bull’s eye” rash (the rash only occurs in less than half of Lyme cases) you should not use the prevention steps above, but use remedies focused on the actual symptoms present, after consulting with your physician. One of the most common remedies used in early stage Lyme is Rhus Toxicodendron. It is specifically for stiff aching joints that feel better from moist heat, where the stiffness is more pronounced first thing in the morning and after sitting too long. The joints are painful, hot and swollen. The pain is worse at night and worse in cold, wet weather.

If the joint pain is better from cold applications, consider homeopathic Ledum instead. With a Ledum case, mostly the lower limbs are affected. The pains progress over time, ascending to other joints. There can be crosswise pains, affecting the left shoulder and right hip, for example. The joints can feel hot at night.

In a Rhododendron case, the swelling and pain wanders from joint to joint, affecting mostly the right side of the body, and the person feels much worse at night.

In a Kalmia case, the pain starts in the shoulders or hips, descending from shoulder to elbow and hand, or from hip to knees and feet. The pain is worse from cold, better in cloudy weather.

There are more homeopathic remedies useful in early stages of Lyme, each for a specific set of symptoms and qualities. Consult with a homeopath to find the best match.

In any case, keep your immune system as strong as possible. In addition to using homeopathy, rest, excellent nutrition, and well-chosen herbs are all important.

ADVANCED LYME

If the symptoms have spread beyond the musculoskeletal system, or if the joint symptoms are severe and not improving, in addition to proper medical care, you may wish to consult with a naturopathic doctor or a well-trained classical homeopath. One note: it may take the correct homeopathic treatment one month for every year you have had Lyme to result in noticeable improvement. Do not expect dramatic changes overnight for such a deep-seated condition. Seek out the best combination of treatments possible.

This article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Readers are encouraged to consult with their licensed medical practitioner.

How Do Compression Socks Work?

Compression hose and stockings are technological innovations that improve circulation for pregnant women, diabetics, the elderly, and anyone in need of some support to keep the blood properly flowing.

The heart pumps approximately 100,000 heartbeats per day in order to send 6 quarts of blood through 100,000 miles of veins, arteries, and capillaries. However gravity, age, a slowed heart, or other health problems can cause blood to pool in the legs and lower feet. This leads to swelling and fatigue, or event to potentially more serious problems like blood clots.

Compression socks, such as Jobst support socks or varicose veins stockings, are made from a super-strong elastic material that fits very tightly at the feet and less tightly up by the knee. This change in pressure keeps the calf muscles constantly squeezed and stimulated, sending blood back to the heart and reducing swelling and the potential for forming clots. The socks in fact act as very strong synthetic calf muscles. Graduated pressure in the sock is the primary mechanism for increasing what’s known as the body’s “arterial pressure” and push blood back toward the heart.

The socks are made from a high-friction material that grips securely around the leg. Long compression stockings can sometimes bunch and buckle, but this can be addressed with a maternity belt or garter.

Compression stockings must be custom made so that the pressure from the sock is appropriately adjusted to individual needs. A physician or pharmacist first takes measurements at the top of the ankle, around the largest part of the calf, and just above the knee. Custom tailoring for compression socks does up the cost, although insurance will often cover compression socks and stockings.

If prescribed, compression socks are worn from waking through bedtime. The socks should be removed at night when the legs are elevated.

In fact, the benefits of compression socks can also be gained by keeping the lower limbs properly elevated. However, a tightly wound Ace bandage or other wrapping is no substitute for good compression hose. The pressure from the bandage is uneven and may actually aggravate pain and swelling.

There are many benefits to compression socks besides improved circulation. They also ease pain, provide comfort, and prevent swelling in legs and feet. The most firm socks are prescribed to patients with severe lymph edema, which causes major swelling and fluid retention in the legs and feet.

Compression socks were originally only prescribed to those with poor circulation but now many others find them helpful, such as passengers on long airplane rides or people with jobs that require them to stand in one place for many hours may also wear these socks. Compression socks are also used to speed post-surgical recovery for edema, venous ulcers, phlebitis, varicose veins, spider veins, and deep vein thrombosis. Others who might benefit from compression socks include obese individuals, those who have had a previous blood clot, those who have had a stroke, and those who are bed ridden. Compression socks are also used by athletes to increase their endurance, reduce lactic acid build-up, reduce cramping, and boost overall performance.

Lack Of Happiness And Contentment In Life Causes Heart Disease

What is rarely mentioned in reports on heart disease and their contributing risk factors is one the most important discoveries ever made about man’s number one killer disease: The greatest risks of developing heart disease are job satisfaction and happiness rating. These unexpected risk factors turned up when American researchers looked once more at clues of what could cause heart disease.

If you ask a man in the street whether he is satisfied with his job and happy, depending on his answer, you will be able to make a prognosis about whether he is at risk of developing heart disease or not. It would be too simplistic to assume that heart disease is only caused by stress, cigarette smoking, overeating, alcohol abuse, etc. These risk factors are not the ultimate causes of a dysfunctional heart, but rather the effects or symptoms of plain dissatisfaction in life.

The cause behind the major causes of heart disease, which is nothing but the plain lack of happiness and contentment in life, may still be there after all the other risk factors or causes have been eliminated. A large number of people have died from heart attacks with perfectly clean arteries and no other tangible, physical reasons. Many of them have never smoked, abused alcohol, or led a particularly stressful life. However, they were unhappy within themselves.

One 1998 study by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has confirmed what 10 other surveys have found: Clinically depressed men are twice as likely to suffer heart attacks or develop other heart illnesses as those who are not unhappy or depressed. If the “heartache” is severe enough, there are several ways to shut down the arteries and, in fact, the entire energy system in the body.

DNA research has shown that the double strands of the DNA controlling the health of every cell in your body suddenly contract and shorten when you feel fear, frustration, anger, jealously, or hatred. It is as if the software of a computer program begins to malfunction and the computer does no longer perform properly. By applying the procedure of kinesiology muscling testing to a depressed or unhappy person, you find that all the muscles in his body are weak, especially while he ponders his personal problems. His discontent also affects the muscles of his heart and arteries. If unhappiness persists, disease is inevitable, and whatever part of his body is the weakest will succumb first to the chronic shortage of energy. If it happens to be the heart, then heart disease may result.

Even if such a person doses himself with antioxidants, which are believed to protect the arteries against oxygen radical attacks, they will neither be digested and assimilated, nor be successfully delivered to the damaged arteries. Lack of satisfaction in life paralyzes the body’s functions of digestion, metabolism, and elimination. This causes congestion, high toxicity, and damage to all cell tissues. People who have blocked coronary arteries are not just sick in the area of the heart, they are sick throughout the body. The most important determinant factor of disease appears to be the inability to live a happy, satisfying life.

The reason modern medicine is so helpless in providing lasting cures of heart disease is that there is not much in the current medical approach that can increase happiness in a patient. Yet there is hardly any other primary risk factor for disease, including coronary heart disease, other than its absence. It is the lack of lasting happiness and peace of heart and mind that makes a person feel stressed, take drugs, overeat protein and other foods, abuse alcohol and cigarettes, drink excessive amounts of coffee, become a workaholic, or dislike his job or himself.

If You Have Good LDL Levels But Low HDL Levels, Are You at Risk For Heart Disease?

If you’ve had your cholesterol checked, the results can be confusing. The numbers will indicate total serum cholesterol, HDL cholesterol level, LDL cholesterol level and triglyceride level. Your doctor will take all these numbers into consideration when determining whether your cholesterol levels put you at risk for heart disease. If you’ve been told that you have good LDL levels but low HDL levels should you be worried? Not necessarily.

LDL (high-density lipoprotein) transports cholesterol through the blood and deposits it in the body’s tissues. Over time, cholesterol deposits can narrow the coronary arteries, increasing the risk of heart disease. HLD (high-density lipoprotein) collects excess cholesterol from the blood and returns it to the liver. It can remove cholesterol deposits before they have a chance to form artery-blocking plaque. High levels of LDL cholesterol increase the risk of heart disease. High levels of HDL reduce the risk.

An LDL level of less than 100 mg/dl is considered optimal with less than 130 mg/dl in the low risk range. Your doctor may tell you that your LDL cholesterol level is ‘good’ if it’s 129 or under. An HDL above 60 mg/dl or higher gives some protection against heart disease. Less than 40 mg/dl for men and less than 50 mg/dl for women is considered ‘low’.

Because HDL lessens the potential for damage caused by LDL, what matters most may not be the individual HDL and LDL levels, but the balance between the two. You can determine your LDL/HDL ratio by dividing your LDL level by your HDL level. The balance is considered to be good if the result is below 3.

Let’s look at a couple of examples. Say your LDL level is 125 mg/dl, at the higher end of the ‘good’ range and your HDL is in the ‘low’ range at 35 mg/dl. 125 LDL/ 35 HDL = 3.57. This number is higher than 3, so you should probably take steps to raise your HDL. But what if your LDL is optimal at 98 mg/dl? 98 LDL/35 HDL = 2.8. This number is below 3, meaning you have a good balance of LDL and HDL.

If you have a good LDL/HDL ratio, your ‘low’ HDL level might not put you at greater risk for heart disease, but it’s no excuse for being complacent either. Always discuss your results with your doctor, who will take other risk factors into account before either telling you there’s nothing to worry about or recommending lifestyle changes.

There are many ways to increase low HDL levels. If you’re a couch potato, make a point of doing regular physical exercise. Walking or cycling rather than driving will make a difference. If you’re a smoker, giving up the habit will effectively raise your HDL. If you are overweight or obese, start on a healthy weight-loss regime, especially if excess fat is carried around your waistline. Even if your weight is ideal, there are changes you can make to your diet to increase your HDL levels. Eat more foods high in omega-3 such as oily fish. Eat more soluble fibre such as that found in oats. Switch to monounsaturated fats such as olive oil and eliminate partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.

Poem Analysis – Invictus by William Ernest Henley

The poem “Invictus” is written by the English poet William Ernest Henley. It is a short Victorian poem written in 1875 and published in 1888. The poem originally went nameless until Arthur Quiller-Couch included the poem with a title in his book The Oxford Book of English Verse in 1900.

To comprehend this piece, it is important to understand the life of William Ernest Henley. As a child, Henley developed tuberculosis of the bone. Several years later, at the age of 25, the disease progressed to his foot. In order to save his life, the physicians announced they must amputate directly below his knee. In his hospital bed, Henley wrote the poem “Invictus.”

“Invictus” is a poem of sixteen lines divided into four stanzas. It follows the abab-cdcd-efefef-ghgh rhyme scheme. It is relatively short, containing only eight syllables to each line. The poem can be best analyzed by relating the stanzas to his life.

  1. The first stanza begins, “Out of the night that covers me,” describes the predicament that he is in. He is covered “pole to pole” with something black or rather, something terrible. Luckily, his soul is unconquered by the disease.
  2. The second stanza begins, “In the fell clutch of circumstance” continues to state what is happening, but he is still in high spirits about his life. His head may be bloody, but he does not lower his head in shame.
  3. The third stanza, “Beyond this place of wrath and tears” states that he may not know what is to come, maybe horrors for years to come, but he is unafraid and ready for whatever it is.
  4. The fourth and final stanza, “It matters not how strait the gate,” says that even though his future may already be established with the disease, his life will go on, as he can control his fate and soul during the time he has left in his own life.

This is a masterful poem and continues to be referenced in recent times. The movie titled “Invictus” references the poem often, it is read in “The Capture of the Green River Killer”, and it was the last words of Timothy McVeigh.

This poem continues to be one of the most influential poetic writings in modern history and can be considered Henley’s greatest work. The writing tells us that no matter what illness or bad hand we were dealt in life, only we control our fate.

How To Make A Guava Tree Bear Fruits

The guava is a universal favorite. The ripe guava which is oval, round or pear shaped, is yellow in color has a pungent smell and is considered to be one of the richest sources of Vitamin C. The tree is probably a native of South and Central America, according to the Purdue University. It may have been later introduced to areas with warmer climates.

The guava tree is small with a copper-colored bark which peels off in curls. It is grown both from seeds and from cuttings grafted to mature plants.They start bearing fruit within 2 to 4 years. The fruit yield per tree may vary from 100 to 300 fruits in a season. Trees in warmer climates may also give a second yield of fruit.

Guava trees flourish in areas with bright and sunny weather. The sunlight provides the tree with the energy it needs to bear flowers and fruits.

Spraying the guava tree with a urea spray just before blossoms appear in spring is seen to be helpful in augmenting the fruit yield. A mixture of 25 percent solution of urea is sprayed on all flower and fruit-bearing branches. This is followed by watering of the tree. This helps the guava tree to produce fruits. However, ensure that you allow the spray to dry on the tree before you water the tree.

Application of a fertilizer rich in potash or potassium keeps the tree healthy and increases the fruit yield. Spreading one pound of 8-3-9-2 fertilizer among the root area of the tree and working it round the base of the tree is advised. The tree needs to be fertilized 3 to 4 times a year at equal time intervals. Fertilizing is not advised in cooler climates and in late seasons, as the tree’s growth and subsequent fruiting at this stage may damage the plant.

The guava tree should be given a restricted water supply for two to three weeks.The resultant drying of the soil activates the reproductive mechanism of the tree. It results in blooming of flowers in the plant. Pruning of the tree is the next step. Older wood should be cut a few inches before the growth node. This node is an indication of new growth. There will be sprouting of new branches, new blooms and fruits as a result.

Pollination of guava flowers is generally done by bees. However, if sufficient number of bees is not present in a guava orchard, they can be introduced. Some guava cultivators also resort to hand pollination. Taking a small paint brush and tickling the insides of guava flowers may do the trick. It helps in spreading the pollen and results in pollination and production of fruit.

How to Spot Bad Mole?

How to spot malignant mole?

This morning you took a bath. The warm water feels so nice during the cold winter day. There was some funny skin itching on you back. You looked in the mirror, turned this way , that way. There is small mole on your back You remember this spot had been there for years, since childhood. Did this spot get that strange itching?

Recently you have heard the news that there are more than 50000 of new melanoma cases every year. This number grows 3% a year.

What is going on? Is this small spot on you back went out of control?

Several types of skin tumors exist. Many are slow growers. Many give rare metastasis. Simple removal cure majority of skin tumors.

Melanoma brings troubles big time.

Melanos = black, oma = tumor.

You can detect melanoma by self-exam. Skin cancers show themselves much easier than any other types of cancer.

In the same time you can cure melanoma by simple surgical resection. However, catch this tumor in early stage. Late stage metastasize. Surgeon can not cut off every metastasis in your body.

There are numerous sites dedicated to melanoma self-exam. Just type in the word “melanoma” into any search engine. Follow instructions.

Fair skin people have more chances of getting melanoma. However, dark skin people develop melanoma too.

Everybody has moles. Women even use moles to charm. How to find if your mole became dangerous?

Dangerous signs include ABCD:

Asymmetry

Border

Color

Diameter

A- asymmetry. Suspicious mole does not look like a round or oval blot. Often, early melanoma looks rather like a blot with an odd shape.

B- borders. Borders become irregular, uneven, fuzzy. The edges of the blots become notched.

C- color. Color of normal mole should be more or less homogenous. Change in color is very suspicious . There are shades of brown, black, tan, red. Mottled color is suspicious.

D- diameter. Change in diameter is suspicious too. Mole that is bigger than 6 mm is suspicious. Everybody compares 6 mm to a pencil eraser (though few people actually use it extensively). Just to get idea about the borderline size.

Besides ABCD there could be other signs of dangerous mole:

E – enlargement and elevation over the time

Also worrisome signs include easy bleeding and erythema (redness) around the mole.

Itching and pain in the side of mole make you suspicious as well.

History of melanoma in Family should also raise suspicions.

Some skin problems look like melanoma, but are actually harmless. Anyway, do not gamble with them. Even experienced physician can not always tell if the lesion is malignant or not. It is better to be safe then sorry and check the troubling changes soon.

Some rare types of melanoma exist. Because even obvious melanomas are not always diagnosed on time, the unusual types becomes much more deadlier. Often doctor sees them too late.

Melanoma under the nails. Melanoma of mucous membranes. (Mouth, nose or guts) Amelanotic melanoma – this one is not even colored.

The treatment will be excision with margins and biopsy, but most important of course is to catch melanoma Know that the treatment depends on the thickness of the tumor and the presence of distant metastasis.

Surgeon or dermatologist cuts off the melanoma. Then, Pathologist (doctor specializing in lab diagnostics) looks the sample under microscope.

He classifies the tumor. The grade of the tumor gives the clue to the chances of your survival.

There are several classifications

Breslow classification measure the penetration of the lesion into skin by millimeters. Know that > 0.75 mm is already dangerous, but > 4 mm is wacking.

What is 4 mm. It is nothing. Right? Take a ruler and check how 1 mm looks and how 4 mm looks.

So this is why it is important to catch melanoma early.

There is also Clarks classification that measures penetration of the melanoma into the skin and other layers.

TNM classification standardizes the grading.

You can not know the grade unless you excise and measure the melanoma penetration under microscope. It is not a do-it-yourself project. Surgeon and pathologist will do it.

The time of evolvement 1-2 years.

The frequency of melanoma is increasing. It might be because of more people get sun damage. Also other reasons may play role.

Treatment of melanoma includes surgical removal, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy.

Pollution: Checking the Damages Caused to the Respiratory System

THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DAMAGE

The long-term effects of air pollution include serious diseases like cancer. The highly polluted city air slowly metamorphoses our healthy and pink colored lung tissues into darkened particles of smog, dust, and other pollutants, making the lungs more vulnerable to infection. The highly sensitive respiratory system can be damaged in a number of ways.

Environmental pollution: One of the potent dangers is the environmental pollution. The environment smog contains many chemicals. Many of these chemicals are exhausted by the vehicles and the industries. What is more, several household cleaning products also emit such poisonous gases.

Cigarette smoke: This is yet another dangerous emission. The passive smokers are the hardest hit. Burning fags pose a serious threat to our respiratory system. Tobacco smoke contains over 40 chemicals including the dangerous tar. Most of them are known causes of cancer. Approximately 90 per cent of lung cancer cases among men, and more than 70 per cent among women have been traced to smoking.

Besides tar several other chemicals enter our lungs from a burning cigarette. The tar from a single cigarette temporarily immobilizes the cilia of the upper and lower tracts of the respiratory route. The tar also temporarily paralyses the macrophages in the lung alveoli. When the cleansing and filtering functions are made inactive, the lungs and the air passages are laid bare to the different particles, viruses and bacteria that are airborne besides of course the tar.

These substances settle down in the lungs’ mucous layers. It takes almost an hour for the paralyzed cilia to recover. But repeated paralyzing from the heated tar eventually kills them. Mucus builds up as a result of repeated smoking. The accumulated mucus blocks the smaller air passages. The obstruction triggers the “smoker’s cough”. This familiar reflex cough is the distressed lung’s effort to clear the air routes.

Indoor air pollution: This is one of the most dangerous but often disregarded dangers. The offices and homes are mostly bases of indoor air pollution. Many cleaning compounds besides furniture and synthetic carpets, certain construction materials, and even air fresheners emit hazardous gases. These remain highly concentrated in unventilated or AC rooms. The most vulnerable sections of people exposed to these respiratory dangers are children, elderly people and those having a history of respiratory illnesses. These people generally spend most of their time within the four walls. The indoor air pollutants not only weaken our lungs but also invite infections.

Occupational risks: Many professionals are daily exposed to impurities released by their activities. These workers run a high risk of suffering from respiratory diseases. Mention may be made of people picking cotton, those working in work in farms or shipyards, mechanics installing brake insulation or lining. Other people who suffer from such risks are miners, construction workers, quarry workers, stone cutters, and sandblasters among others.

GOVERNMENT & NGO MONITORING OF POLLUTION

All the governments have their independent agencies to monitor the pollution levels. There are also non-governmental agencies (NGOs) that carry out this activity. The OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) in USA, for instance, issues regulations for protection of workers. It has made mandatory the wearing of air masks with filters for certain jobs. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) monitors and also regulates the pollutants released into the air by different organizations and industries. In spite of such efforts, across the world, various types of respiratory illnesses have registered a rise.

DISORDERS & DISEASES OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Any portion of the respiratory tract can be affected by the disorders and diseases of the respiratory system. Though the common ailments of the respiratory system are trivial, yet at times they can be life threatening as well.

Common cold, running nose & stuffy nose: Viruses cause colds by targeting the pharynx and the nasal passages. First, the viruses infiltrate the body through the respiratory system. Then, they target the cells in the nasal passage membranes. But before they can destroy the cells, the body’s immune system fights back. The immune system increases the flow of blood to the area. Such reinforcement of white blood cells leads to swelling of the membranes. This causes the stuffy nose. Increase in mucous secretions to neutralize the viral attack leads to the runny nose. Mentionably, the infection can affect the sinuses — membrane-lined cavities located within the head, besides the middle ear and the lower respiratory tract.

Hay fever & asthma: These are allergic reactions of the respiratory system. These conditions are caused when the immune system is irritated by irritants like dust or pollen. The symptoms of hay fever are sneezing, watery eyes, and runny nose. It is a seasonal reaction when there is abundance of pollens in the air. Asthma attacks are generally mild. But, they can be life threatening too. A person suffering from asthma experiences difficulty in breathing. It occurs as the bronchi and bronchioles get inflamed and remain constricted temporarily.

Laryngitis: Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx. Laryngitis is caused by various factors. They can be diverse like voice overuse, cigarette smoke or viral infection. Laryngitis leaves different effects on the voice. Till the inflammation subsides, it can either get hoarse, or get reduced to a whisper.

Bronchitis: Bronchitis refers to membrane inflammation. The membranes lining the bronchioles or the bronchi get inflamed. Bronchitis occurs due to bacterial or viral infection. Bronchitis can also happen from irritating chemicals.

Pneumonia: This infection of the alveoli is caused by viruses or bacteria. Pneumonia is a potentially serious state of the lungs. In pneumonia the alveoli gets inflamed after fluid builds up. This gathering of fluid and the consequent inflammation impedes the flow of carbon dioxide and oxygen between the alveoli and capillaries.

Tuberculosis: Also known as TB, it is caused by the tuberculosis bacterium. The lungs are primarily attacked in TB. At times, other body tissues also get affected. Unaddressed, the lung infection can even destroy the lung tissues. Earlier, tuberculosis was controlled by antibiotics. However, the bacterium has evolved an antibiotic-resistant strain posing a grave health problem.

Emphysema: This non-contagious disease affects alveolar tissue gets partially destroyed. The remaining alveoli gets enlarged and weakened. During exhalation, the bronchioles collapse. As a result, air remains trapped inside the alveoli. In the long run, emphysema affects the patient’s ability for exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide. The circulatory system also fails to function. This causes breathing problems. Emphysema can occur due to genetic factors besides infection, smoke, smog, and cigarette.

Lung cancer: The main cancer causing agents are uranium, asbestos, and tobacco smoke. Genetic reasons can also cause cancer. The respiratory cancerous tumors are formed in the lung tissue (alveolar), the bronchioles or the bronchi. Early detection of such tumors can halt their progression to other parts of the body. Then the treatments are more effective, and the prognosis for recovery is rather good. Unfortunately, 85 per cent of the lung cancers are diagnosed at a later stage when the tumors have already spread. In such extreme cases, the prognosis is poor.

Respiratory Distress Syndrome: It is also called RDS. The dysfunction refers to a cluster of symptoms. All point to severe malfunctioning of lungs.

IRDS: Premature infants may suffer from Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome (IRDS). IRDS happens when the alveoli fail to fully expand during inhalation. Alveoli expansion needs a chemical called surfactant. However, among the premature infants, the undeveloped alveoli fail to produce enough surfactant. The common treatment for IRDS is administration of air and surfactant through a breathing tube. This administration enables the alveoli to produce surfactant.

ARDS: Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) occurs when the lungs get severely injured. Many automobile accidents, poisonous gases, or lung inflammation can cause such a dysfunction. ARDS patients generally have to battle for life with 50 per cent survival rate.

ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR RESPIRATORY DISEASES

Many traditional and alternative health systems like Yoga, Ayurveda, Unani and Homoeopathy have various means of treating the different types of respiratory disorders. Yoga has simple breathing exercises called ‘Pranayam’ that have proven track records. The other alternative health systems like Ayurveda, Unani and homoeopathy also have viable strategies to effectively treat the respiratory ailments.

However, prior to taking recourse to any of them, one should consult experts of those systems. Obviously some of the obnoxious habits like smoking and taking of alcohol must be given up to get the optimum results. This holds true for any treatment.

Six Reasons You MUST Have A Foam Cooler Ice Chest During Hurricane Season

Strong tropical storm and hurricane landings usually mean power outages along with the obligatory wind and water damage. In such times the use of thermally insulated coolers can make the difference between extended periods of misery and being able to bide time with reasonable conveniences that include cool beverages, edible perishable foods, and safe medical supplies that would otherwise go to waste from spoilage. The choice among quality coolers that can perform the job well is between standard hard shell varieties and expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam-constructed ice chests. Here are six reasons why the foam cooler ice chest is a better choice than hard shell plastic or metal ones when the weather starts to get bad.

They Are Far More Economically Affordable Than Hard Shell Coolers

The brands of hard shell coolers necessary to match the performance of a superior thick-walled foam cooler of comparable size and volume can be very expensive, putting a serious dent in your wallet, and priced so that many people who are negatively impacted by the storm season cannot afford to own one that’s reliable enough to keep everything cold for extended periods of time. As a result, people in need end up with cheaper imitations that don’t do the job well, placing them at risk for prematurely melted ice, spoiled food, or even ruined medicines as they await help to come from outside the damaged storm regions.

A plastic or metal cooler that’s comparable size-wise and volume-wise to, say, an 85 quart foam ice chest will cost anywhere from two hundred to more than four hundred dollars, whereas the foam version can be had for around an extremely affordable fifteen bucks or so. That means for the amount of money necessary to buy the hard shell cooler, one can buy an entire stack of foam ice chests.

From a community benefit standpoint, this is much more practical, as a person can have a surplus on hand to store up enough goods for days and still be able to help others in need who are not as well-prepared or who may suffer damage that puts them in a bad way.

They Can Keep Ice Cold for Days Rather Than Hours

Anybody who has stood in line for hours in the hot summer sun after a major hurricane just to get a couple bags of ice knows the importance of immediately getting it into an insulated container to prevent thawing. One of the drawbacks of hard shell coolers is that they have to be “pre-cooled” in order to prevent ice from starting to melt immediately due to the heated inner surface temperature of the hard inner lining. In an emergency situation where ice is vitally scarce, a person can’t afford to waste it trying to cool down something that’s supposed to be keeping ice from melting.

Effective at Preventing Premature Food Spoilage

Perishable foods last a good deal longer in thick-walled, quality-constructed foam ice chests than thin-wall, cheap foam coolers, and just as well or better than hard shell coolers of comparable size and volume, especially when weighing the price difference between them. Food shippers use foam shipping coolers (ice chest thickness) to send temperature-sensitive food freight and perishable goods across country because they are tested and reliable.

Practical For Storing Medical Supplies

Thick walled foam coolers are tested and rated for cross-country shipping of temperature-sensitive medical supplies in combination with proper refrigerants such as gel packs that can be pre-frozen and used to maintain the proper temperature range. In post-hurricane situations when the power is out, ice can be used with care if there are no gel packs or gel blocks or no generator power to run freezers that can cool them down. Consult with the proper resources ahead of time to find out how long you can store specific types of medicines and what configuration of cooler, gel packs, etc. you should use to maximize efficient, days-long storage of vital medical supplies.

Reusable and Recyclable

The best quality thick-walled foam ice chests are built to last and keep on hand for years, but if you decide you need to discard one, then you benefit from its recyclability, whereas a broken hard shell cooler takes up as much or more volume space as a foam ice chest but is not recyclable. There are more than 200 recycling resources for eps foam in the United States alone, allowing you drop-off or mail-in service. If you would rather keep it for years, simply store it in a shady place out of the weather and it will be ready for use the next time a tropical storm or hurricane comes around.

Can Serve As Emergency Floatation Devices

As a last resort in what one hopes would be a rare case, foam ice chests can be used to save your life just in case you are caught in a storm surge of deep water or flooding. The expanded polystyrene content is very buoyant, able to help prevent a person from drowning if they can hold on effectively. Of course, you wouldn’t want the cooler to be full of food at the time because that would add a bunch of extra weight. In any case, the point is that they do float well and can be of use if a person is not wearing a life-preserver.

Why They Are A Better Choice For Hurricane Preparedness

For the price of a single high-quality hard shell cooler you can buy numerous thick-walled foam cooler ice chests that perform just as well, last for years, and have advantages that the metal or hard plastic one does not. You’ll be able to store more for emergencies because you’ll have more units available, plus position yourself to be helpful to those who find themselves stuck in a bind due to unforeseen circumstance. This is one of the rare times in life where what seems like a bargain really is a bargain that can’t be beat.

Humidifier or Dehumidifier – Which is Right for You?

The humidity level within our homes is very important to our health, too much or too little humidity can cause everything from condensation and mold to dry skin and respiratory issues. Our homes and our bodies depend on the right humidity levels to stay strong and healthy.

Humidity is described as the water vapor levels that are in the air that we breathe. When the air warms up, the vapor levels drop. As the air becomes heavy with rain, the levels begin to rise. Either of these extremes causes us to become uncomfortable and more susceptible to illnesses.

In the winter, the humidity levels tend to be low due to continued use of furnaces and other heating devices. When this happens, we are left with dry skin, lips and eyes, which are uncomfortable, but can be dealt with. However, for some people, especially the very young, very old or those already compromised by sickness, the dryer air can leave them more susceptible to respiratory issues such as bronchitis and asthma.

The use of a home humidifier will bring the air moisture levels to where they need to be. There are several types of humidifiers to choose. A popular type of devise works by warming up water from a reservoir tank, the evaporated water is then dispersed through the home with the use of a fan system. Another system utilizes a continuous mist or steam that is dispersed through the whole house, putting the needed moisture into the air.

A dehumidifier addresses the opposite problem. When the air that we breathe becomes saturated with water, we become uncomfortable, the air is sticky and it is harder to breath. The most common way to deal with this problem is with the use of an air conditioner, which literally sucks the water from the air. This effectively lowers the moisture levels and makes us more comfortable.

If an air conditioner is not an option, the next most common way to control high humidity levels is with the use of a bathroom or kitchen exhaust fan; these are the two places where high humidity levels are frequently found. The exhaust fan pulls the high moisture air out of the room, resulting in a more normal air/water level.

Another way to dehumidify the air in a house is with a dehumidifier. The use of a dehumidifier becomes important in areas of the house that never seem to dry out, such as the basement; or if someone in the home has allergies to mold. Most molds are very common and are not anything to worry about, except in the case of an allergy sufferer. In this case, a dehumidifier should be used in the bedrooms of the person with allergies as well as in or around the high humidity areas of the home.

Humidifiers and dehumidifiers can be found in a size that is right for every house, in fact for every room of the house. They are sold in a variety of stores from home improvement stores to discount chains, from drugstores to online vendors. If you are unsure if the use of a humidifier or dehumidifier is what is needed for your health issues, talk with your doctor, he or she will let you know if the use of one of these devises will alleviate your symptoms.

Where Is The Most Sensitive Part Of The Body?

Your body is a spectacular thing. Your ability to feel pain is very important. This is for you to be able to prevent danger and discomfort courtesy of this crucial sense. Take note that all your body parts will feel pain as the same as anyone who has stubbed his toe can tell you.

Technically, the most sensitive part of your body is the tips of your fingers. The very main reason is that; in these are where can be found the widest variety of nerve endings which are most densely clustered.

What is the mechanism of pain? You have to understand that while it seems like you feel pain in your body parts; the pain is actually felt in the somatic sensory cortex of your brain. Keep in mind that when the pain receptors in your body receive the signal that is unusual or something is wrong, the neurons will carry the message up to your brain. This is where the pain is definitely felt. The neurons from each of your body part will communicate with different own specific section of your brain.

What is the most sensitive part of your body? The body parts that most sensitive to pain aside from fingers your lips, your face, hands and fingers, feet and toes and your tongue.

Do you know then what the least sensitive part of your body is? If you still don’t know, let me tell you that it is the back! If you want to test it out, have a friend of yours to place one, two or three fingers on the palm of your hand. And without even looking, you should try to guess how many fingers that are pressing into your hand. It must be easy to guess it correctly, right? Now, let her or him place fingers against the middle of your back. Now try to guess how many fingers he’s using to your back. You will recognize it is much more difficult. This is because your back has only a small section of what so called somatic sensory cortex that is dedicated to its sensations.

It is so cliché to then to hear some sayings that “Health is wealth”. But no matter how cliché it is, it is nothing but true! You have to know that good health is not only acquired through eating the right amount of food, exercising, getting ample hours of sleep. Even the tips of your fingers must properly be taken care of since it has vital functions and are significant parts of your body!