Histoplasmosis Lawyer

What is histoplasmosis?

Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection caused by the Histoplasma Capsulatum Fungus (histoplasma).

Where is this fungus found?

It is found throughout the world. In the United States, the fungus is most common from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic coast including some Southeastern states. The fungus is typically found in soil and grows as a mold. Soil that is contaminated with bird or bat excrement could likely have higher amounts of the fungus. Although birds are not typically carriers of histoplasma it appears that the fungus thrives in soil contaminated with bird droppings. Bats have been shown to be carriers.

How is a person infected?

Histoplasma fungus is airborne and enters into a person’s body through the lungs while breathing. Workers who work in fields including farmers, gardeners, farmers using natural fertilizer products containing bat or bird excrement, and chicken farmers are at a higher risk of contracting and developing histoplasmosis. Similarly, those that work in fields that involve cleaning and/or constructing in areas were birds or pigeons roost, such as chimney sweepers, pest control workers, bridge painters/inspectors, roofers, and heating and air conditioning workers are also at risk. Scientists in microbiology labs, those studying bats in caves or scientists that collect soil samples where birds may be are at risk as well. Construction and demolition workers may be exposed to the fungus present in dust while working. Workers should take precautions and use masks, respirators and wear protective clothing.

What are the symptoms?

There are different types of histoplasmosis infections. Acute pulmonary histoplasmosis is localized to the lungs and can produce no noticeable symptoms. In other cases, flu like symptoms may appear, such as fever, chills, cough, and chest pain when breathing. Chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis can cause chest pain, cough, shortness of breath sweating, fever, and the coughing up of blood (hemoptysis). Although localized to the lungs in these cases, in a small number of individuals the infection can cause inflammation in other body parts, including various joints, skin, bone, and the lining of the heart.

The infection can potentially spread as well. This is called disseminated histoplasmosis, which can affect the joints, and cause skin lesions. A small percentage of those with disseminated histoplasmosis can develop complications of the blood, brain covering (meningitis), and internal organs such as the adrenal gland. Those with compromised immune systems such as HIV patients are at a higher risk of complications including those found in disseminated histoplasmosis.

Are there other complications?

A number of further complications can arise from histoplasmosis including fibrosis or scarring of the lungs. This may have an impact on the heart, the lungs, blood vessels, and breathing. Inflammation of joints may cause pain, skin rashes may be unsightly, and an inflamed lining of the heart may cause cardio-pulmonary complications. These complications can become life threatening.

How is it diagnosed?

Chest x-rays, blood tests, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) (spinal tap), and urine tests are some of the ways doctors may diagnose histoplasmosis. Currently, skin tests may also be used to diagnose the infection.

How is treated?

Treatment of histoplasmosis involves administering anti-fungal drugs including itraconazole or ketoconazole. Persons with chronic or disseminated histoplasmosis, especially those with weakened immune systems, may need a more powerful drug taken for a longer period of time.

I can sue over this?

If you have acquired a histoplasmosis infection while working, we know many attorneys throughout the state who have had great success litigating unique workers’ compensation cases. Any attorney who we recommend will have years of experience handling workers’ compensation cases. Using Findgreatlawyers.com, we cannot guarantee the outcome of your case, but your chances of success will increase.

How will I pay for an attorney?

Your attorney should charge on a contingency fee basis if you contracted histoplasmosis during work. This means that you will not pay any attorneys’ fees unless you obtain a recovery amount. All of the costs that are associated with your case should be paid by your attorney, which means you pay nothing until you win. If you win, all fees, costs and expenses of litigation will come from the amount you recover in your case.

Dog Allergy Symptoms: Does Your Dog Have an Allergy?

Dog allergy symptoms often tend to be similar, irrespective of the cause of the allergy, and this does not help when you are trying to find out the cause of the problem. However, there are small indicators you should look out for if you believe your dog has an allergy, and that can be used to determine a likely cause.

Dogs are no different to humans when it comes to allergies, and dog allergy symptoms are very similar to ours – sneezing, itching, and watering eyes. However, we humans generally have a rough idea of what is causing our allergy, and we also know that we have one, but your poor dog has no idea what is causing that awful itch.

He sure can’t tell you, so let’s have a look at the more common dog allergy symptoms, and how they can be used to perhaps determine what is causing them. ‘Perhaps’ is used because dog allergies are notoriously difficult to diagnose, but the dog itself might help you.

Itching, Redness and Scratching

Itching is caused by irritation to the skin, and causes the dog to scratch the affected area. This turns it red and perhaps even inflamed if the dog starts biting and gnawing at the irritation. As inflammation sets in and the immune system kicks into gear, then the dog can get really agitated and distressed. The skin can become broken and subject to bacterial contamination that causes pustules to form.

There are two major causes of these dog allergy symptoms: contact allergens such as fleas, and food allergies. It is not so much the ‘flea bite’ that causes these symptoms, though it can be irritating, but the flea’s saliva. A flea bite is not an allergic reaction, but many dogs will have an allergic reaction to the saliva of the flea, which is used to prevent the blood from clotting as the flea feeds.

Other contact allergens include detergents, hairs (even human hairs) and some airborne allergens that land on the skin such as pollen, dust mites and other types of dust – they affect dogs just as they affect humans. The behavior of dogs suffering from any type of irritating itching is scratching and rubbing its skin on the ground – particularly a carpet or something slightly rough. Dog’s sometime sit down and walk with their front paws and their behind on the ground when they have itching at their rear end.

Food allergies in dogs can cause exactly the same symptoms unfortunately, but the ‘tell’ here is that a dog may also vomit, have loose stools or the abnormal behavior can often coincide with a change of food. If you notice this, and change the food back to regular, then the problem should go. Alternatively try only tinned foods, preferably organic if you can afford it, and that should cure a food allergy.

Running Eyes, Licking Paws

Just like humans are affected by pollen, hay fever is also a form of dog allergy. Their skin can become irritated, so they may scratch with most of the symptoms above, but the ‘tell’ here is that bitches are more affected than dogs, and their eyes tend to water just as with humans. Not only that, but another of the specific dog allergy symptoms is licking their paws.

They do this to alleviate itching in their paws, and you should give their feet a careful examination because ticks and fleas can be picked up from grass, and of course, dogs do not usually wear shoes so can pick up all sorts of infections when they are outside, not only allergens. However, by walking in clover fields, or even among daisies and buttercups in your garden, they can experience severe itching from the pollen, in which case their eyes my not water but they will be seen to be licking their paws excessively, and sometimes even gnawing at them.

So, while it is difficult to establish the exact cause of dog allergy symptoms, you can narrow it down by keeping your eyes open and observing your dog’s behavior. You can generally tell a contact allergen from a food allergy, and frequently hay fever can be diagnosed by the time of the year, your dog’s exposure and they way its eyes water or it licks its paws.

Nevertheless, if you are unsure, and your dog is suffering and displaying extreme dog allergy symptoms, you should play safe and pay a visit to the vet.

How Do You Know If You Have Bipolar Disorder?

Do You Have Bipolar Disorder?

Do you ever feel like you’ve had 20 energy drinks and 4 cups of coffee and have so much energy you cannot sleep or even keep your thoughts clear, without actually drinking any? Does this mood usually last about every day up to 2 weeks? Does this mood disrupt your work, school or even home life? Maybe you’re the opposite and become depressed or saddened without any apparent reason, you have no motivation to do anything resulting in restlessness and irritability. These “episodes” define bipolar disorder, a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and sometimes the ability to carry out everyday tasks.

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is categorized as severe mood swings, ranging from mania to depression.

Mania: A person experiencing mania may feel immortal or full of energy. This person would be so excited for no reason, they would have thoughts of grandeur or thinking they are invincible or be so excited they would only be able to sleep for a couple hours or may not even sleep for days. Other times, that person may be irritable that a simple “hello, how are you?” may set them off the edge and arguments result.

Hypomania: A milder form of mania is called hypomania, which people may experience the same symptoms without the negative effect on their everyday life. In many cases the lack of sleep and motivation to do everything at once gets them ahead at work or school.

Depression: A person experiencing depression may feel so saddened they begin crying for no reason or so guilty over things that don’t even concern them. In more severe cases, the lack of energy to do everyday things may isolate them from friends or family, interfere with their job and could even lead to thoughts of suicide. Depression is a much more likely episode to occur than a manic mood, which makes it all the more dangerous.

Mixed: A person experiencing mixed episode will feel depressed or severely saddened while having enough energy to run a triathlon. This episode may affect someone’s appetite or sleeping patterns. The mixed episode is much more uncommon in many bipolar disorder cases.

Causes of Bipolar Disorder

The causes of bipolar disorder are not certain. Many experts have come to believe that there are many factors. The first is believed to be a chemical imbalance in the brain which is controlled by neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine, a stress hormone, which contributes to bipolar disorder. When these levels are too high, mania is the result. When these levels are abnormally low, depression is the result.

Another key factor in discovering the cause of bipolar disorder is genetics. If a person has a family history of bipolar disorder, they may be at risk. The biggest risk is for the identical twin of a person suffering from bipolar disorder. The risk does not occur because of one gene, but multiple genetic and environmental factors. In other cases, a period of heightened stress (mainly emotional), drug use, and an illness with no association to bipolar disorder may trigger the onset of an episode.

The picture above shows three different brain scans. The top is a “normal” or “typical” brain. There are moderate levels of activity. The second is a hypomanic brain scan, or someone experiencing hypomania. There are endless amounts of activity occurring in all different parts of the brain, which is congruent with the racing thoughts of a manic episode. The bottom is a depressed brain scan, which shows the lowers levels of brain activity.

Not everyone with severe mood swings or severe changes in one’s personality has bipolar disorder. In order to get the right diagnosis, one must seek medical care. Many other psychiatric conditions mimic bipolar disorder such as panic disorders, phobias, drug use, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), schizoaffective disorder or schizophrenia.

2 Types of Bipolar Disorder

• Bipolar I is defined by manic or mixed episodes that last at least seven days. More than often, the person also has depressive episodes, typically lasting at minimum of two weeks. These episodes are irrelevant to any changes in the person’s life, which means the symptoms must be a definite change in one’s behavior, not a change in their lifestyle to make them feel manic or depressed.

• Bipolar II is very different from bipolar I, it is defined by episodes of mild depression that shift back and forth with hypomania. This means there is no extreme manic behavior, only hypomania, a less severe manic episode.

Risk Factors

The biggest risk factor when one has bipolar disorder is substance abuse. Those who have mixed episodes are at higher risk for substance abuse, because the need to feel balanced is not being met and they would do anything in order to make the mixed emotions stop. Some drugs that are considered “downers” help relieve the symptoms of an episode, only to create more problems later. For example, when a person is experiencing a depression episode, drugs such as methamphetamine and cocaine send them into a manic episode, many times followed by a severe depression and other psychotic symptoms while alcohol and tranquilizers send them into a depression episode.

Anybody close to the person diagnosed bipolar disorder who is using drugs needs to be extra cautious. When a person is using drugs and is experiencing an episode, they are not themselves and may be considered very dangerous, especially when the drugs wear off and psychotic symptoms begin to show. This can range anywhere from delusions, such as: “I think they’re out to get me,” to blaming others around them for not helping them. It is advised that those associated with a person suffering from bipolar disorder to consider this as their cry for help and assist them in treatment as soon as possible.

Triggers for Episodes

• Stress is the main trigger for offsetting an episode. This can be a positive or negative change in someone’s life such as moving, getting fired, getting married, or a divorce. Should any severe changes happen in a person’s life who suffers from bipolar disorder, extra care and support may be necessary in order to ensure a successful transition.

• As stated, substance abuse is also a main trigger for offsetting an episode. While some who suffer from bipolar disorder may choose to turn to drugs in order to “cure” themselves, some may already be suffering from substance abuse. Any drugs such as cocaine or ecstasy may send them into a manic episode while downers such as alcohol may send them into a depression episode.

Treatments for Bipolar Disorder

While there is no cure for bipolar disorder yet, there are various ways to treat the symptoms and prevent episodes. Most help begins when medical treatment is enacted. There are many forms of counseling available, from group counseling to individual counseling. Cognitive therapy teaches the individual how to understand their disorder and how to make changes in their life through thought and behavior patterns. If someone suffering from bipolar disorder work 60 hours a week and goes to the bar to feel better every day after work, the cognitive therapist would see this as a road to a depression episode and would help the individual to see and change this behavior. Family therapy has also proven to be a strong way to support loved ones suffering from this disorder. For many individuals with bipolar disorder, they feel alone and hopeless. When family or friends show that they are not alone and want to help them understand and deal with their disorder, the support alone shows to improve their chances for a better lifestyle. These therapies help when the person wants help. As with anything, if help and the desire to better oneself are not present, it makes it very difficult to help that individual.

Medications have also proven to be a good treatment for those who suffer from bipolar disorder. Lithium is the most common treatment for bipolar disorder. Lithium is basically sodium. Sodium affects excitation or mania, lithium helps stabilize the flow of lithium through their body. Although lithium has been used for years, half the people who have bipolar disorder and take lithium do not respond. An alternative to taking lithium is Divalproex sodium or more commonly known as Depakote, which also controls the levels of sodium in their body. Olanzapine is also found to be very effective. It is an antipsychotic medication that works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain. Olanzapine is also more commonly known as Zyprexa. Although antidepressant medication has been shown to help they should be taken with a mood-stabilizer medication during depressive episodes since they trigger mania.

It is very important to talk with a doctor before choosing to take any medications listed above. All medications have side effects, depending on a person’s body chemistry; some side effects may be more severe than others.

Zig Ziglar – Goal Setting to Fight Depression

Zig Ziglar was a former salesman who used his people skills and his charisma to help people to be the best that they can be. Ziglar taught motivation skills, as well as more concrete skills such as goal setting. Since his death, people are still speaking of him as a master motivator and master success teacher.

In a recent talk, Zig Ziglar noticed that he has never seen a depressed person with goals. Why is it that you cannot be a diligent goal setter and still be depressed? The answer to this, Ziglar reasoned is that your mind can only hold one thought at a time. That thought will either be positive or negative. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that if you are focused on your goal, which is purely positive, then you cannot simultaneously be focusing on the negative thought that is causing your depression.

So here are some action steps that you can take to help you to use goal- setting to fight depression.

1. Keep your top goals on a small card under your mattress.

I had a very good friend who practice this technique. She would look at her card every night before bed and then every morning when she woke up. This had the effect of putting her in a goal achieving frame of mind every day.

2. Reward yourself for a positive thinking day.

This is opposite what most people do. Most people, when they are negative decide to reward themselves to try to make themselves feel good. You would not reward your child for not making the bed, so you should not do it to yourself either. You decide what the reward should be, as long as it is something small. As soon as you feel yourself turning negative, remind yourself of your goal.

3. Take at least one action, right now.

Leaving the site of a goal setting session without at least one step in mind, is self-defeating. You have just taken the time to create some goals and you likely feel very motivated. Before you finish, decide what that one step is going to be. It doesn’t have to be a big life-changing decision, something simple will do: Make a phone call, mail a resume, do laundry, it doesn’t really matter.

All that matters is that you keep that motivated feeling for as long as you possibly can. Remember, it is far easier to stay motivated than to become motivated.

How to Cure Any Phobia Without Prescription Drugs or Therapy

A phobia is an intense fear that causes you to avoid the feared thing or endure it with unbearable mental pain. Additionally, a phobia is an irrational fear, in that most people either don’t fear the same thing that you do or fear it to a much lesser degree. Some examples of common phobias are the fear of public speaking, dating the opposite sex, heights, spiders, closed spaces, crossing bridges or tunnels, going to the dentist, swimming in the ocean, flying in planes, and being in a crowd of people.

Classical Conditioning

One of the most powerful techniques used for curing phobias is called classical conditioning. Simply put, classical conditioning involves pairing a particular feeling with a particular event over and over again until the feeling and event become automatically associated with each other.

Let me give you an example. Let’s say that whenever you give a public speech, you feel intense fear. However, you wish to feel intense calm, whenever you give a public speech. How do you accomplish this?

First Step: First you must find something that makes you feel intensely calm – something like two or three shots of whiskey.

Second Step: Then whenever you give a public speech, you drink two or three shots of whiskey just before going onstage. You will undoubtedly feel calm during your public speech.

Third Step: After giving many public speeches under the influence of whiskey, you will automatically associate giving public speeches with feeling calm. Once this happens, you will be able to calmly give public speeches – without drinking whiskey beforehand! Mission accomplished, your phobia is cured!


You say, “Wait a minute! If my supervisor catches me drinking alcohol on the job, I’m history!” Good point. In many workplaces, drinking alcohol is taboo and those found committing the taboo may suffer serious consequences. Luckily, there are other sedatives that are more socially acceptable.

Some examples of socially acceptable sedatives are Remeron, Xanax, Thorazine, Risperdal, Benadryl, Lunesta, and Rozerem. All of these sedatives need to be prescribed by a physician, except for Benadryl. And taking any one of these sedatives is more discreet than drinking alcohol, since it doesn’t leave your breath smelling and your eyes red.

Okay, so which sedative should you choose? Upon researching each sedative, you see that each of them works differently, producing different types of sedation. You end up choosing Benadryl, since it is the easiest to obtain (no physician’s prescription needed) and it sedates effectively.

Benadryl (Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride)

Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is an antihistamine that is used to relieve allergy symptoms. It is also used as a sleep aid, due to its sedative effects. Benadryl sedates by blocking histamine from its receptor sites. Histamine is a neurotransmitter that promotes alertness, arousal, and allergy symptoms. By blocking histamine, the opposite occurs.

Another way Benadryl sedates is that it inhibits the re-uptake of serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that calms the brain. Neurons release serotonin to send calming signals throughout the brain, but then the neurons need to reabsorb serotonin to turn off the calming signals. Benadryl interferes with this turning-off process.

Phobia Cure

Now that you have a sedative that can be bought over-the-counter, is very affordable, works quickly, and sedates effectively, you are ready to cure your phobias. Pick a phobia. Fear of dating the opposite sex? Okay let’s cure it.

First Step: Strike up pleasant conversations with potential dates, and ask them if they would like to get together with you to do something fun (e.g., bowling, dinner, movies, swimming, etc.). To reduce the chance of rejection, only ask potential dates who already know you and have expressed some interest in you. A good hunting ground is your workplace or any other populated place that you visit often.

Second Step: Take 25-50 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) a half hour before going on the date. If you must drive a motor vehicle, be careful – Benadryl may cause drowsiness! Your date may drink alcohol, but you may not; because Benadryl increases the intoxicating and sedating effects of alcohol. The sedating effect of 25-50 mg of Benadryl lasts 4-6 hours.

Third Step: Go on many dates, taking 25-50 mg of Benadryl a half hour before the start of each date. Eventually, you will automatically associate feeling calm with going on dates. Once this happens, you will be able to calmly go on dates – without taking Benadryl beforehand! Mission accomplished, your phobia is cured!

Warnings, Drug Interactions, and Common Side Effect

When using any drug, some common sense is needed. Even though Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is a very safe drug with minimal side effects, I advise you to check with your physician and pharmacist to see if it is okay for you to use Benadryl as prescribed here.

To avoid adverse drug or medical interactions, always read the container label of any drug that you take. Benadryl enhances the effects of alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers. Additionally, taking Benadryl tablets and applying Benadryl cream or ointment enhances the effects of each other. If you have glaucoma, an enlarged prostate gland, or breathing problems, Benadryl may worsen your condition.

Since Benadryl may cause drowsiness, be very careful while driving or operating hazardous equipment. To reduce your chances of becoming too drowsy, don’t exceed 50 mg per dose, don’t take more often than every 4-6 hours, and don’t take more than six doses within a 24-hour period of time.


Therapy and prescription drugs can be very expensive, especially if you don’t have health insurance. Oftentimes the poorest members of society have to live with mental health problems such as phobias. Affording the best health care, the rich rarely have to live with phobias or other mental health problems. Thus, mental health relates to financial health. However, there is an alternative way to cure mental health problems such as phobias. This way involves using an effective self-help technique with an affordable over-the-counter sedative.

The Most Effective of All Natural Anxiety Cures is Acceptance

Living through an anxiety disorder can be horrifying! Anxiety, complete with its panic attacks, can be so overwhelming the sufferer doesn’t know where to turn because he or she thinks no one can possibly understand what he or she is going through. The sufferer even feels the family doctor would not understand.

Most people will try to hide their case of anxiety disorder from everyone they know. This happens because people don’t realize they are experiencing a disorder that is relatively common. Therefore, they think nobody will understand their anxiety and may actually believe they are somehow weak because their nerves have gotten the better of them.

Anxiety Can and Has Been Overcome Many Times

It is important the anxiety sufferer understand anxiety disorder, with its awful spells of panic is not an unusual disease. Many people have experienced it and in every case, it is considered a condition that can be beaten.

In winning the battle with anxiety disorder the first step requires resisting the temptation to fight the feelings it brings on. Fighting only intensifies anxiety and panic. While fighting makes anxiety worse, giving in to it to helps keep it under control. This is because adrenaline pumps through an anxiety sufferer’s bloodstream and this adrenaline brings about uncomfortable feelings. When we fight these unwanted feelings we cause more adrenaline to enter our bloodstream, and so a fear – adrenaline – fear cycle ensues.

The counterpart to fighting anxiety is running away from it. This doesn’t work either. Trying to ignore your symptoms or pretend they are not there is akin to running away from them. Trying to fight anxiety or running away from it will make more adrenaline flow and therefore cause more and more of these disquieting feelings.

Acceptance is The Key

Not running away or fighting the symptoms of anxiety means you are fulling realizing these symptoms are occurring. So, to realize they are happening, studying the feelings anxiety and panic brings on is helpful because this is the opposite of fighting or running away. When we don’t fight anxiety and we don’t run away from it, we will not be adding any adrenaline to our bloodstreams. Therefore, we will not be manufacturing more frightful feelings anxiety is known for bringing on.

Just make sure you know you are dealing with anxiety disorder. In other words, if a symptom such as chest pains is what you are experiencing, go to a medical facility to make sure it is an anxiety problem and not a heart problem you are having. Once assured your heart is good, you can go ahead and deal with the anxiety disorder.

Letting Anxiety Die

In conclusion, when an panic suffer learns how to prevent making the panic more intense, he or she is in recovery. The recovery won’t come overnight. However, the anxiety and panic will quickly lessen in severity because without additional fear of anxiety’s symptoms, adrenaline flow will be dying down instead of flaring up.

The bottom line is, the key to recovering from anxiety using natural means is learning how to accept the strange and unwanted; even sometimes tormenting feelings anxiety brings about.. The importance of not fighting or running away from panic and anxiety cannot be overstated. This acceptance is a necessary part of beating an anxiety disorder. Then, you must also let occasional attacks come back as they will and receive them as passively as you can. Realize you cannot control these symptoms and the anxiety disorder will die of natural causes.

How to Cure Insomnia With Sleep Hypnosis, No More Restless Nights

Using a sleep hypnosis method can finally put you out and get you the much needed sleep you deserve. A lack of sleep affects your mood and makes you more irritably towards other persons. It can also have a negative effect on your health in a number of ways.

Sleep is something the body needs to repair itself, while you are sleeping the body produces protein which builds cells that can repair damage caused by everyday exposure. A good night sleep makes you a healthier and happier person. It makes you more alert and bolsters your memory. It reduces stress, risks for depression and other benefits.

Insomnia and sleep problems are often caused by stress and anxiety as well as many other individual factors. It usually falls into one of two categories. You might simply not being able to fall asleep at night or you wake up at an inconveniently early hour and can´t get back into sleep Learning a proper sleep hypnosis technique can help to significantly improve your sleep patterns and combat the causes of Insomnia.

Using Hypnosis to help you sleep can be very effective. It can re-educate and hypnotize your mind to expect and enjoy a full night’s sleep You can teach yourself relaxation commands that will help your body slow down and the end of the day. Remove the noises from your racing mind which is often caused by our high-paced modern life.

We are all born with a natural ability to fall asleep easily. Insomnia is more often than not a habit or a side effect of more general stress. It makes sleeping much easier when you understand the causes of your insomnia and can treat is accordingly with an effective sleep hypnosis technique.

How a Foot Neuropathy Treatment Plan Put the Swing Back Into My Step

When I was 10 years old, my mother took me to the county fair. I was excited about getting to see all the animals, ride the rides, eat cotton candy, watch the fireworks and listen to one of my favorite musicians, but the one thing at the fair that enchanted me and stole my attention was the group of swing dancers that performed that day.

I loved everything about how they moved, the way they smiled as they danced, and just how fun it looked to swing dance. I knew right then that I would spend the rest of my life swing dancing. Unfortunately, my Type 1 diabetes had other ideas. Later that year, I began experiencing numb feet, tingling feet, and pain that would shoot from my toes all the way up to my calf. My doctor diagnosed me with diabetic neuropathy, which is a lot like peripheral neuropathy only the nerve damage is initially caused by diabetes.

My love for swing dancing never subsided despite the pain in my feet. My doctor recommended I use some form of foot neuropathy treatment so that I could pursue swing dancing despite the pain. I looked into neuropathy cream for the pain relief, and I found that the neuropathy cream contained Capsaicin, the stuff in hot peppers. I used neuropathy creams regularly, but the pain relief was temporary, so I needed to look into longer lasting foot neuropathy treatments in order to dance like I wanted.

I spent the next 6 years fighting this degenerative disease that was slowly making its way up my leg. My love and passion for swing dancing was only growing, but my ability to perform was decreasing. I knew I had to find a foot neuropathy treatment that would work for my diabetic neuropathy so I could dance without the pain.

Finally, after several appointments with a specialist, I was referred to a neuropathy support formula. It was amazing! With a precise blend of vital nutrients for my nerves, I finally found relief! I can truly say that this was the form of foot neuropathy treatment that I had been waiting my whole life for!

Now, I make sure to take my neuropathy supplements every day and when it’s time to start dancing, I am always ready to go. Finding the right treatment for my neuropathy put the swing back into my swing dancing.

How To Get Rid Of Catarrh

Catarrh is a mucus discharge, which may be thick or thin and can become infected. Catarrh is a symptom of a disease or infection. If the catarrh is chronic it may be a symptom of an allergy. The best way to get rid of catarrh is to understand its underlying cause.

The conventional drug treatment is decongestants which should only be used for the short term. There are non-drug catarrh remedies that are safer for adults and children. These include homeopathic, home and natural remedies. They can be helpful in easing the symptoms of runny nose, stuffy nose or swollen sinuses.

The air can be very dry in the winter. Be sure to increase the humidity level at home or in the office. This will help to keep the mucus thin so that it can drain from the nasal passageways, thus preventing sinus headaches. A small humidifier works well when you don’t have a full house humidifier. Alternatively, boil some water to add humidity into the air. If the bout of catarrh is particularly bad, try running the hot water in the bathroom and sit in the steam in with bathroom door closed. This may provide immediate relief.

Using saline drops or spray can effectively help ease the symptoms of catarrh by hydrating the nasal passages. Another method to keep the mucous membranes clear is to use nasal irrigation. Similar to saline drops, nasal irrigation uses a warm saline solution poured into the nasal cavities to rinse them and provide hydration. Regular cleansing helps keep the sinuses and nasal passages clear.

When the catarrh is particularly thick and is blocking the nasal passages or causing pain, a warm compress may be applied to the face. Heat a wet cloth and place onto the face, over the nose and cheeks. Apply as often as needed. This will help loosen the thick phlegm that is stuck in the passageways. Alternatively, use a facial steamer or steam inhaler. The steam warms up the air in the nasal passageways, thus loosening the mucus and preventing inflammation.

If the catarrh is caused by allergies such as dust, pollen, mould, smoke or animal dander, a room-sized air cleaner can help filter the air. This will eliminate the irritant and help clear the catarrh more quickly.

Drink plenty of water to keep the mucus loose and the membranes moist. Avoid caffeinated beverages, as caffeine tends to further restrict the membranes.

Try to avoid medicated nasal sprays, as these may cause over drying. The sprays only provide temporary relief and they can become habit forming. There may be long term adverse effects in using medications to dry the sinuses. Once the medication wears off, the sinuses can become too dry or swollen.

If you suffer from chronic catarrh, you should seek medical attention to determine the underlying cause. Left untreated, catarrh can lead to more serious problems.

Advantages of the New Jordan Shoes From Nike

Jordan shoes are a specific shoe line from the world leader in sports goods manufacturing and brand, Nike. These shoes were started as an ode to the legendary basketball player Michael Jordan.

The advantages of this over other popular shoe brands are as follows. If you are a basketball player then you need a shoe that will provide some comfort when you make quick cuts or dodges in the game. If your shoes are not comfortable, then you may lose control and slip eventually leading to a fractured ankle, wrist or leg. It will provide a comfort and assure you have the right grip throughout the game thus making you stable.

The importance of your weight depends on the type of game. And for your information, basketball is also considered a cardiovascular exercise. It is considered that the lighter the shoes, shoes, the more weight, the better the quality, more will it prevent any injuries. It will definitely provide all this. If your shoes have less accessibility to the soles of your feet and the ankle, then injuries like sprain, fracture and their probabilities are almost one hundred percent. It has tremendous traction, on both forefoot and heel. They are designed in such a way that it prevents ankle sprain or fracture. This is the best feature of Jordan shoes and one of the most important aspects of shoe making.

There are many brands of shoes, which are cheap in price or may be the expensive type, which enhance the brand image. But whether these shoes lend comfort and durability is a big question. Therefore, you need to select the brand properly to achieve all the desired standards and durability. It has everything a sports person looks for in a sporting shoe. Some Popular versions of the Jordan Shoes are: Air Jordan XX3, Air Jordan 2009, Air Jordan 2010, Air Jordan Dub Zeros, Air Jordan Fusions, Air Jordan IX Air Force One Fusion and Jordan Sixty Plus.

Abram and Abraham – Two Different Covenants (Article 14)

Article Fourteen – God did not talk to Abram for 13 years!

God did not communicate with Abram for about thirteen years after the birth of Ishmael. God’s silence was indicative of His displeasure with him.

Abram was 86 years old when Ishmael was born, and he was 99 years old before God spoke to him again. That is thirteen long years!

Notice the first words that came out of God’s mouth when He finally appeared to Abram again, in the following verse of scripture: “I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.” Genesis 17:1

What a way to greet someone you dearly love, and especially when it has been as long as thirteen years. You would have expected Him to be more pleasant, and happy to see Abram, but instead of joyous words God told him to be perfect. In other words, He told Abram to stop sinning against Him!

“And Abram was fourscore and six years old [86 years old], when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram. And when Abram was ninety years old and nine [99 years old], the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.” Genesis 16:16 and Genesis 17:1

Its obvious that Abram had joyous times with his son [Ishmael] during the thirteen silent years, but Abram had to miss his fellowship with God. Then, when God appeared to him again unexpectedly, Abram understood immediately why God took His time before talking to him again!

I believe Abram was well aware that he had committed sin, and that he had broken the Covenant with God, before the thirteen silent years began. Also, I truly believe the silent years of God was based on three primary reasons:

1. It was a cooling off period for God.

2. It gave Abram plenty of time to think about the sin he had committed with Hagar, and

3. God allowed Abram and Ishmael to enjoy quality time together, before removing Hagar and her son from Abram’s house for good, and forever.

Several years after God converted Abram and Sarai, to Abraham and Sarah, Sarah got tired of Ishmael persecuting her son [Isaac], and ask Abraham to cast out Hagar and her son from their house. But Abraham did not care for doing it until God spoke up and reinforced what Sarah had already spoken, and then Abraham sent them both on their journey to Egypt.

“And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight because of his son. And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.” Genesis 21:9 – 12

Abram’s sin with Hagar caused Ishmael to be born in sin, and out of the will of God. Primarily because the promise was made to Abram and his Covenant wife, Sarai, whose bloodline was pure from Adam, just like Abram’s bloodline was pure from Adam too.

Hagar’s bloodline was not of the pure blood from Adam. Hagar was an Egyptian, and her bloodline traced back to the evil son of Noah, whose name was Ham.

Have you ever wondered why the Bible contains so many people in the old Testament who married within the same family?

For example: Cousins married each other, Grandchildren married, brothers married the wife of their deceased brother, and numerous other relatives mixed marriage.

It was because of the promise that God made to Adam, Eve and Satan, in Genesis 3:15.

“And I will put enmity between thee [Satan] and the woman [Eve], and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” Genesis 3:15

The blood of Adam and Eve had to be kept pure until the seed called Jesus the Anointed One was born!

Be Blessed, and enjoy all future articles from Robert J. Parker, Sr.

10 Tips To Relieve Sinus Inflammation

If you’re suffering from chronic sinusitis then it may not be that easy to treat sinus inflammation. Acute sinusitis however usually doesn’t require any medication and is relieved from natural home remedies. Chronic sinusitis stays for months and often reoccurs easily. Doctors often find difficult to cure chronic sinusitis as the symptoms continue even after taking antibiotics. Some patients are prescribed decongestants along with antibiotic and some with steroid nasal sprays with antibiotics. However there may also be a problem with the structure of your nasal passage which results in recurrent sinus inflammation; or there may be a growth such as a polyp or cyst which can be treated with surgery.

Here are a few natural home remedies to relieve inflammation and other symptoms.

  1. This remedy has been used for centuries and is highly effective in relieving sinus inflammation. Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil or tea tree oil in steaming water and inhale vapors in a towel tent. You can also add peppermint or apple cider vinegar instead. It is a very good decongestant and helps relieve inflammation and thins mucus.
  2. Make a mild salt solution by mixing 1 teaspoon sea salt in 1 cup warm water and either spray or add 2 drops in each nostril. Saline nasal sprays help in relieving congestion and to breathe easily.
  3. Hot peppers such as cayenne and jalapeno contain capsaicin which is great decongestant. Try to have some jalapeno peppers to drain mucus and relieve the pain.
  4. Apply hot compress over sinus areas to relieve sinus inflammation. Or stand under hot shower and let the hot water hit your sinuses.
  5. Vitamin A helps relieve inflammation and also heals the swollen mucus membranes. Include carrots and apricot in your daily diet.
  6. Regularly irrigate your nasal passage with a neti pot or any other sinus wash device. Make solution by mixing a pinch of sea salt in ΒΌ cup warm water, also add 4-5 drops of colloidal silver and liquid chlorophyll and pour this solution in one nostril in such a manner that it flows through the nasal passage and out of the other nostril. It not only relieves symptoms but also kills bacteria.
  7. Have plenty of fluids including 6-8 glasses of water, soup, broth.
  8. To strengthen your immune system and minimize inflammation, include vitamin C rich foods in your diet. Such as tomato soup, broccoli, freshly squeezed orange juice, red and green bell peppers.
  9. Consult an herbalist for the right dose and procedure to take some very effective herbs such as Bromelain, Echinacea, and Barberry. These have anti-inflammatory, antiviral and anti bacterial properties and are effective in easing symptoms.
  10. Keep your head elevated on a stack of pillows while sleeping. This not only helps to keep nasal passages open but also keeps sinuses from getting irritated and inflamed.

These natural remedies help in reliving sinus inflammation. However if you notice green discharge from your nose, fever, redness and puffiness around your eyes then consult your doctor immediately.

Pilonidal Cyst Home Treatment, Natural Remedies for Sinus Infection

Although pilonidal cyst isn’t life-threatening, it’s one of the most difficult diseases. Modern medicine fails to provide a definitive cure for pilonidal cyst: antibiotics don’t affect it, a cyst-drainage can’t totally get rid of the infection, and surgery has a high-risk of failure or recurrence besides being awfully hurtful. After trying one or more of these, unsuccessfully, or reading others’ experiences with them, many sufferers start looking for a pilonidal cyst home treatment that helps.

We shouldn’t forget that everything in nature has a purpose. For example, bees pollinate plants, which lead to the creation of new seeds that grow into new plants, and produce honey; silkworms produce cocoons that serve to produce silk; cows produce milk, which besides drinking it serves to produce dairy products; besides producing oxygen, fruits and vegetables, plants can reestablish or improve our health, some serve as natural remedies for sinus infection.

In this article I present pilonidal cyst home remedies. These aren’t a definitive cure, though, but will control the problem.

Aloe Vera

The first pilonidal cyst home treatment is Aloe Vera, which is typically used for skin affections. It has antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, wound healing, purgative and anti-inflammatory properties. Once a day, drink half glass of aloe vera juice.

This is considerably sour. Some brands sell pinnacle or grape flavored aloe vera juice, which is more enjoyable.

One of the most common pilonidal cyst home remedies that people recommend is applying raw, hot Aloe vera juice on the cyst to make it burst-open and expel all its pus. This tends to work in the case of other cysts but not pilonidal cysts, since the bacteria in them are of the most complicated. Plus, the raw, hot aloe vera juice may burn your skin, causing more problems. Drinking aloe vera juice has the same effect as applying it hot in its raw form on the cyst.


The second of the natural remedies for sinus infection I recommend is Fenugreek, which is used for inflammation and boils, among other issues. Fenugreek is sold in capsules or powder. If you get the former, take 2 capsules in the morning and 2 capsules in the night, and if you get the latter, on the same schedule, mix half tablespoon of it in boiling water (half glass) and wait for the beverage to cool before drinking it.

Another common pilonidal cyst home treatment that people recommend is making a paste with Fenugreek powder and applying it on the affected area. But for experience I can tell you that this makes nothing but a mess. The paste is really difficult to remove once it dries up.

As one of your pilonidal cyst home remedies, I recommend Fenugreek in capsules, since it’s the easiest way to take Fenugreek. Preparing a beverage with its powder takes around 10-15 minutes. If you have a busy life, you may leave that for later in the day and end up not taking the beverage as often as you should, or not at all.


The third of the natural remedies for sinus infection I recommend is Garlic, which has a wider sphere of action than the past 2 herbal supplements regarding skin affections. It has antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, antiparasitic, antiprotozoan, antiviral, antigungal, anthelmintic, immune-stimulating, hypotensive, diaphoretic, antispasmodic and cholagogue properties. Garlic is sold in capsules or juice. If you get the former, take 2 capsules in the morning and in the night, and if you get the latter, on the same schedule, drink half glass.


Keep in mind the pilonidal cyst home treatment above isn’t a cure but help control the problem. Use these herbs as specified every day and your cyst won’t grow massively like that of many pilonidal sufferers, and if it has already, it’ll decrease its size.

Can You Eat Oatmeal on Candida Diet?

Many people want to know, can you eat oatmeal on Candida diet? There are many different types of foods that you can and cannot eat on the diet. It is important to understand what the purpose of the diet is and what types of foods cause the fungus to grow.

So can you eat oatmeal on Candida diet? Yes, you can. Oatmeal is actually a good food to eat as well as other oats. These help to cleanse the colon and the intestinal track. It is also important to make sure that you include foods that help to rebuild the micro-organism’s within the intestinal tract. These include Kefir and yogurt and many other types of foods.

The whole goal of the diet is to starve the fungus so that it is unable to grow to other parts of the body, and eventually starves. The diet is also designed to rebalance the natural organism’s in the body that help to keep the yeast in balance so that it is unable to overgrow.

The main foods that the fungus is able to feed on is yeast, carbohydrates, and sugar. These are the main foods that allow the infection to grow in your body and spread. Vegetables that are high in fiber and low in starch should be a large part of your daily intake. This includes leafy green vegetables as they also help to clean out the intestinal tract.

Completely avoid sugary foods including soda pop, other store bought drinks, dried or cured meats, and dried or candied fruits. The better you get at balancing your diet, the quicker you will rid yourself of the fungus. So yes, you can eat oatmeal on Candida diet, but you must also make sure that you are using other natural solutions including your diet to help rid yourself of the fungus.

Black Seed Oil Is a Remedy for Every Disease

Black Seed is medically referred to as Nigella Sativa, the herd grows about 16-24 inches tall. From this will come a little rectangle-shaped Black coloured Seed which is also called the Blessed Seed (Arab: Habbat ul Baraka, or Habbat ul Sauda). The ancient Egyptians recognized and utilized the habba sawda and described it as being a remedy (cure for problems/disease). The Romans as well understood this seed and named it Greek Coriander. Recorded by the Greek doctor from the 1st century, Dioscoredes, being an ailment for overall health problems for example tooth pains, severe headaches and was primarily applied being a health supplement.

Ibn Sina, the writer on the Canon of Medicine, probably the most famous books within the history of medicine writes that Blessed Seeds energizes the metabolic process and assist to cure dispiritedness and lethargy. Ayurvedic treatments understands its many characteristics and stimulant character. It’s used for numerous types of issues like hemorrhoids, hepatitis, fever, diarrhea, cough, tapeworm, and a lot more.

Since 1959 there has been over 200 different scientific tests at universities and laboratories around the globe. In the Cancer Research Laboratory of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA, among the largest experimental studies so far discovered that BlackSeed Oil enhanced the development rate of bone marrow cells with a staggering 250% plus it inhibited the rise tumor/tumor-like cells by 50%. It triggered immune cells and raised interferon production (which protects cells from viruses). They verified the strongly anti-bacterial and anti-mycotic effects understanding that it provides a positive effect in reducing blood sugar levels within the body, that is a vital part of the therapy for diabetes.

Recently released independent scientific studies have established which have been shown to increasing the ratio between helper T-cells and suppressor T-cells with a tremendous amount while also improving the natural killer cell activity. Experiences of doctors in Munich shown that 70% of patients with allergic problems, including pollen and dust allergies, asthma and neuro-dermatitis discovered very good success with the use of blessed seeds.

Black Seed Oil features a stabalising impact on a persons Immune System which fights illnesses which are a product of defective natural defenses. Therefore if the immune system is taken care of, then your total impact on the rest of the body can be felt.

A prophetic Medication as suggested 1400 years back by the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). As part of his heavenly wisdom he explained – “Use the habba sawda it’s oil for without a doubt, it’s a remedy for all diseases except death. Sahih Bukari 7:591

Black seed oil consists of One hundred healing elements which work together in a synergetic result. Which means all of them supplement the other along the way of aiding our body’s capability to take care of itself.Numerous studies have discovered that there isn’t an additional herb recognized to work with this type of massive amount healing features.

Habba Sawda continues to be known and used throughout many cultures for more than 2000 years. If you want to know more about this, visit Black Seed Oil and get yours today!