Atherosclerosis Reversing

If you suffer now from atherosclerotic plaque build-up, blockages within your coronary or peripheral arteries, this article may be of benefit to you because atherosclerosis reversing maybe a subject that consumes your thoughts, especially if you have recently been diagnosed with the form of heart disease known as atherosclerosis. In fact it’s probably somewhat unsettling for you since the condition can cause complications such as:

1) Heart Attack from loss of blood flow due to blocked coronary arteries

2) Stroke or TIA’s (transient ischemic attacks) from loss of blood flow due to blocked carotid arteries or smaller arteries and blood vessels within the brain

3) Intermittent claudication or leg pain from blocked arteries in the legs due to peripheral arterial disease,

All of these complications cause suffering, disability, even death and so it is no wonder you may be searching for a way to relieve your suffering with some form of an atherosclerosis reversing solution. And… Undoubtedly your physician has told you you must take toxic drugs such as Lipitor, Crestor and others to lower your cholesterol. Sometimes they even prescribe a combination of toxic drugs to do the job of lowering your cholesterol and triglycerides but here’s the real deal…

Cholesterol isn’t the problem or the enemy. It is only a scapegoat that allows drug companies to make a tremendous profit while putting your health at further risk from the toxic effects of the cholesterol lowering statin drugs themselves.

Atherosclerosis reversing isn’t the objective that mainstream medicine has in mind. They don’t want to kill their golden goose, not when it’s laying billion dollar eggs and artery disease creates a 300 billion dollar, yearly, revenue stream via diagnostic tests, angioplasty, bypass surgeries and toxic drugs. What money sucking industry, such as mainstream medicine, would want to destroy a revenue stream such as artery disease with an atherosclerosis reversing solution? They wouldn’t, pure and simple. Now… They don’t want you dead because you would no longer be a revenue generating asset but they do not want you “cured” either. Oh no… Mainstream medicine wants to “manage” your artery disease.

Yes, I know what you might be thinking right now. You might be thinking that this author is a frickin’ nut but I challenge you to do more of your own research into atherosclerosis reversing and the non-toxic alternatives for reversing artery disease. For example:

If you do enough research you’ll find that a German scientist, Ferdinand Munz, created an acid that later (WWII era) was found to relieve suffering and symptoms of atherosclerotic heart disease in Americans who were treated with it (the acid) for lead toxicity. Since this acid, at the time it’s value in regards to arterial plaque removal was learned, had already passed the point where it could be patented for atherosclerosis reversing by the drug companies, and was incredibly cheap in cost, the findings were immediately swept under the rug and the truth of this amazing discovery kept from the public for over 65 years. In fact some brave physicians, who used the acid’s atherosclerosis reversing ability to relieve the suffering of their patients even though there were no clinical trials and the FDA had not approved the acid for use in patients with heart disease, were reprimanded, ostracized, prosecuted, even stripped of their license to practice medicine. But that isn’t all…

Linus Pauling, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry (1954), for his work relating to chemical bonds, was asked if he knew how to cure heart disease; in other words did he have an atherosclerosis reversing solution? When Pauling, using his brilliant mind and skillful knowledge of chemical bonds, came up with a simple, non-toxic, inexpensive atherosclerosis reversing solution for artery disease he was laughed at by mainstream medicine and called a quack! Mainstream medicine had the cojones to call a Nobel Prize recipient in chemistry a quack in order to derail Pauling’s possible life saving theory because, again, they could not patent the protocol and so their golden goose would be in jeopardy!

With a 300 billion dollar yearly revenue stream at stake it is highly doubtful that you or I will ever see a safe, non-toxic atherosclerosis reversing solution, or a solution for any of the cash cow diseases, from mainstream medicine. It is simply not in their best interests.

How We Heal

“Natural Forces within us are the true healers of disease”

Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine

What are these natural forces within us? They are our thoughts, actions, and how we live our lives on a daily basis. Our ability to love, forgive, and be grateful cultivates peace and contentment. Accepting ourselves and others with compassion and kindness, nurtures body and soul. When we are with others, interconnected, building and maintaining strong relationships we are healthier. The natural forces within us are the human spirit.

Our potential for achieving and maintaining good health and well being is rooted in our spirituality. We know that gratitude, compassion, and love promote good health. Now Medical science is better understanding how our spirit and emotions directly impact our health and well being.

A recent study conducted jointly by the University of Kansas and Gallop World Poll gives us an understanding of the association between health and emotions. The research reveals that positive emotions are very essential for maintaining god physical health and well being. The research was conducted on more than 150,000 adults worldwide. The participants were asked questions regarding whether their basic necessities, food, shelter and personal safety were adequately fulfilled. Various emotions like happiness, sadness, and worry were questioned as well as physical health problems including, pain, and fatigue were asked. The researchers were surprised to discover that the link between emotion and physical health was greater than the association between health and basic requirements like food. Even without adequate shelter or food, positive emotions were shown to boost health. The link was also strongest in the poorest countries surveyed. [1]

A research study funded by the National Institute on Aging found that psychological wellbeing has a positive impact on long term health and well being among the economically disadvantaged. Lack of formal education was once believed to be a powerful predictor of poor health and relatively early death. Researchers are now finding that if you feel good about yourself, have a sense of purpose in life, accept your current life situation, and have strong relationships with others you are less likely to suffer ill health. [3]

Until recently, most of the research looking at the relationship between mental health and physical health focused on how psychopathology (depression and anxiety) impacted physical health. Now studies are finding that happier youths are healthier youths. Positive emotions and moods, self satisfaction with one`s life are just as or perhaps more important in determining future health. In a study conducted by University of South Florida is one of the first to look at both positive and negative indicators of mental health in relation to physical health. Overall good physical health was strongly linked to life satisfaction, feeling proud, and having strong interpersonal relationships. [2]

Three physiologic factors are needed for the body`s ability to maintain balance- good health: controlling inflammation, building the immune system, and cell structure/longevity. Our emotions and spirit affect these three factors are at the core of well being.

Positive emotions boost the immune system-especially the production of T-cells which gives us the ability to prevent and fight off infections. T-cells and all the cells in the human body have sequences of DNA at the end of their chromosomes which is responsible for the structure and integrity of each cell. This sequence of DNA is called a telomere. These telomeres tend to shorten each time a cell divides. When telomeres drop below a certain length the cell dies. Telomerase is an enzyme that has the potential to promote longevity of cells in our immune system and is activated when we feel content (happy) and at peace. The role of telomerase is to rebuild and lengthens telomeres. Telomerase activity is linked between psychological stress and physical health.

It is well known and accepted that prolonged, excessive, and or chronic stress is a causative factor in many acute and chronic illness and disease including; Diabetes, Hypertension, and Heart Disease and are the most prevalent health problems especially in the United States.

Inflammation is the human body`s natural response to potentially harmful situations and when utilized properly physiologically it is a protective mechanism when we are in dangerous situations. Frequent or chronic stimulation of the inflammatory response system, such as chronic stress, increases our risk for associated illness and disease. A research study conducted by the National Heart Lung and Blood institute found a direct connection between depression and the recurrence of Cardiac events. In individuals who had a heart attack (Myocardial Infarction) depression following the heart attack often led to another major cardiac event within 6 months to one year. Depression increases the production of Interleukin-6, an inflammatory protein that affects the heart muscle and can cause a myocardial infarction (heart attack).

Our potential for achieving and maintaining good health and well being is rooted in our Spirituality. We are created to be well and enjoy good health. The power to heal ourselves and others resides within each of us.

Footnotes

1. Emotions Hold Sway over Physical Health, University of Kansas and World gallop Poll. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society Chicago, Spring 2010

2. Emily Shaffer-Hudkins, et al. How Adolescents` Mental Health Predicts Their Physical Health: Unique Contributions of Indicators of Subjective Well-being and Psychopathology. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2010.

3. Jennifer A. Morozink, et al. Socioeconomic and psychosocial predictors of interleukin-6 in the MIDUS national sample. Health Psychology, 2010

Heart Attacks! More Sex Could Lower the Risk!

A recent study showed that frequency of sexual activity for men was an indicator of overall health.

We are all looking for ways to reduce  heart   attacks  in our daily life. Whether it is our loved ones or ourselves. When we discuss things that are good for your heart you guessed right it had to get around to sex.

The incidence of cardiovascular disease increased dramatically when frequency of intercourse dropped below at least every other week. What the study did not define was whether cardiovascular disease slowed the frequency or whether sex once a month or less was the precursor to  heart  disease such as high cholesterol, P.A.D., stroke or  heart   attacks .

The study did indicate that men that participated at least twice a week in sexual activity were much less likely to have any form of heart disease, including erectile dysfunction. P.A.D. was not included in this particular study but is related to high cholesterol and overall platelet activity and as such with the higher activity this disease, too, is much less likely to be a problem to men that stay active sexually.

Susan P. Hall of the New England Research Institute reported that men that participated in sex at least twice a week had a much lower rate of heart disease in a 16 year study of over 1,100 men, than did those with sexual activity 1 time or less a month.

Hall and colleagues analyzed men taking part in the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, looking at erectile dysfunction plus other sexual function variables, such as libido.

What the researchers conclude was that as frequency of sexual activity decrease the incidence of erectile dysfunction as well as cardiovascular disease increased. This I believe is an indicator of  heart   attacks  as well.

What was not conclusive is which contributed to the other. Less sex to heart disease or heart disease to less sex. More or less sex is a choice so my thought is why not choose what indicates less  heart   attack  risk. My conclusion is that the more active a man can be throughout his lifetime the better. By active I mean physical in an aerobic sense as well as active in intimacy in the bedroom so what we have known for years is still true, inactivity leads to atrophy which leads to problems that are life threatening in one arena or another.

Researchers reported their findings in the American Journal of Cardiology. Where you can see their full findings.

The researchers conclusion also indicated that a man’s libido and capacity for sexual activity could be an indicator of overall health, especially as an indicator of cardiovascular disease.

Another factor that the study concluded was that men with the greater sexual activity of at least twice a week and were in a long term fulfilling relationship which indicated less stress. Less stress is a healthy state and is an established indicator of better heart health.

What we as men can take from this study is that our sexual health is closely related to our cardiovascular health and one is a pretty fair indicator of the other. We need to stay active in all areas of our life for the fulfilling life we all desire.

Appropriate Diet for Heart Disease

Diet for Heart Disease

Diet is the most important factor contributing to our health or damaging our health. Whether we agree or disagree with such contention, we are often warned by medical advice to alter the diet for getting more benefits of any treatment or reducing the present level of pain and suffering in any kind of disease.

Naturally we often ask question – what should I eat? How much? At what time and so many related questions. The more and more we read the more and more confused we are, as we get to know so many divergent views and expressions on the same topic.

Naturally it become our own responsibility to read it, understand it, relate it to our own case, do some trial of convincing methods suggested and explore whether they really help you to solve your problem.

Based on the diseases, their causes, symptoms, recovery span and many other related aspects, specific diet is prescribed for particular types of patients.

Let us know the appropriate diet for the Heart Disease.

1. Reduce to the maximum extent the saturated fats from your diet so as to lower the blood cholesterol level, which is the major risk factor in this disease.

2. Try to keep the proportion of fat in your diet to less than 30% of the total calories intake.

3. It would be beneficial to avoid tropical oils like palm oil, coconut oil, which are highly saturated.

4. It is advisable to increase the share of monounsaturated fats, which helps to lower cholesterol, thereby reducing the risk of heart attack. Olive oil and canola oil are the best choice for this purpose. Use them in your cooking and in dressings of the salads in order to promote your heart health.

5. You can have more and more Omega-3 fatty acids, derived from plants or marine sources. Fish swimming in cold waters are the best source of omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, bluefish or tuna.

Having more omega-3 fatty acids also help to slower the blood clotting along with improving the immunity of the body. It is also good for the eyes and development of the brain.

6. It is useful to have more soluble fiber in the diet. It can be in the form of oats, apples, legumes, pears, plums and carrots.

7. 400 micrograms of folic acid a day is prescribed for preventing heart disease. You can get it through spinach, orange juice, lentils, or kidney beans.

8. Research has established that soy proteins help to lower the cholesterol. You can substitute soy proteins for animal proteins. You can have it through tofu, or soy milk.

9. Having more anti-oxidants in diet is also beneficial in fighting heart disease. Have more of the vitamin C and vitamin E.

10. Body also needs to have more and more phytochemicals, which are derived from plants and help in preventing critical heart disease along with fighting other serious diseases like Diabetes, cancer and Hypertension.Fruits and vegetables are great source of photochemical.

11. Garlic also helps to reduce blood cholesterol in great way.

Misdiagnosis of Lung Cancer

A frequently diagnosed cancer is that of the lung.  It is second to cancer of the breast in women and of the prostate in men.  Every year lung cancer kills more men and women than any other form.  There is no cure for it and depending on how early the diagnosis and the treatments given will determine the outcome of the disease.

Early diagnosis  is important.  A misdiagnosis can be overwhelming to a patient and the consequences are heartbreaking.  Representing individuals and families are medical malpractice attorneys.  They will evaluate your claim free of charge.

How Misdiagnosis of Lung Cancer Occur

A missed or wrong diagnosis can lead to delays in treatment, wrong treatments or no treatments at all.  Many factors can cause a doctor’s mistake.  Some include:

  • Mistaking the lung cancer as another condition – bronchitis or tuberculosis, for example
  • Failing to perform necessary tests such as x-rays, biopsies and/or MRIs
  • Misinterpreting test results
  • Failing to obtain full medical history – for  instance, whether a patient suffered toxic exposure such as asbestos or is a smoker
  • Mistaking symptoms of another condition for cancer when no cancer is present
  • Identifying a tumor as benign when it’s malignant, or vice versa

There are various types that can be misdiagnosed including primary, secondary, small cell, non-small cell and mesothelioma.

What Happens When Lung Cancer Is Misdiagnosed

If this is not diagnosed correctly or early enough the patient may go through the following:

  • No treatment is started
  • The wrong treatment is given
  • Needless treatment is initiated

A misdiagnosis of any cancer can dramatically decrease the survival rate of a patient.  It can also lead to a sudden death.

Victims of Misdiagnosis Have Legal Rights

There is a standard of care a doctor must succumb to that an individual is entitled to.  When a doctor or other medical staff does not provide this level of care, they are acting negligently and they may be subjected to a lawsuit if an error occurs.  Victims have legal rights in all situations regarding health and medical care.  One right is the right to compensation for the damages they endured.  Every case is different depending on the situation.  Compensation can include:

  • Treatment expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Loss of financial support

Are You Eligible for Compensation?

If you were a victim of a misdiagnosis of lung cancer, a medical malpractice attorney can evaluate your case at no cost to determine if you are eligible for some compensation.  If they determine you do have a claim, they will advise you of your legal options.

Can Pills Really Make You Grow Taller?

Some of the biggest claims and promises are made in connection with pills that are supposed to make you grow taller. Since it is so easy to order such pills, I believe it is important to look at what they can achieve and what they cannot. I don’t mean to imply that all pills are just plain bad. However, most of the misunderstandings happen when it comes to what these pills can actually do for you as it relates to growing taller. See, the basic principle behind growing taller is providing your body with all the elements necessary to stimulate growth. Some of these elements are acquired in the form of nutrition. But other elements cannot be acquired through food. Things like exercising and sleeping are also vital parts in your growth process. But there is no pill that can provide you with exercise or sleep! Even though this is obvious, it is often forgotten when people are about to buy the next magic pill that is supposed to solve their problems.

I believe pills to be most useful in your diet plans. Depending on where you live, certain nutrients will be less available to you. Your local culture has a big influence here as well. If you live in a culture that doesn’t eat a lot of fish for example, then you are probably lacking in unsaturated fats. Even though you can buy almost any type of food in most of the stores all around the world, your eating habits will still be strongly influenced by where you live. This is where pills come in handy: pills in the form of nutrition supplements can provide your body with nutrients that it is lacking. As your diet plays a vital part in growing taller, these types of pills can turn out to be very useful. Does that mean you should go out and just buy all the pills that provide you with all necessary nutrients? No, I strongly believe this is the wrong approach. You should always try to cover all your nutritional needs through a sound diet first. Only after that, if you are still lacking in important nutrients necessary for your growing taller endeavor, should you look into supplements – whether it is in the form of pills or something else. In this case, you also need to get professional advice on the matter. Nutrition is a complicated topic and must be addressed with care!

So much about pills in the form of nutrition supplements. But what about all the pills that provide you with growth hormones and promise new growth spurts? In most cases you are being sold a dream or an idea – or even a lie. The forums and blogs are filled with comments and stories of frustrated people who have wasted their money and enthusiasm on such growth hormone pills. In my opinion, the only reason why these growth hormone pills are still so popular is because they are selling the perfect quick fix. Hormones are responsible for the processes in our body, so it sounds like common sense to take in more growth hormones if you want to grow taller. Growth hormone pills can sometimes appear to be the perfect solution only because vital information is being left out in their promotion.

Nutrients: The Limiting Factor

There is a large body of evidence proving that all the cells within a   tumor  mass are derived from a single cell. Imagine; one damaged cell can lead to a life-threatening  tumor . The magnitude of the true meaning behind this is difficult to grasp because it is an extremely shocking and frightening revelation.

Even though all the cells within a  tumor  mass may be derived from a single cell, this does not mean that all the cells in a  tumor  are genetically identical like you might expect.  Tumor  cells are more unstable than normal cells, meaning they mutate at a much higher rate and they repair themselves much less effectively. Therefore, the cells within a  tumor  are different even from one another.

Fortunately, the chain of events leading to a single cell becoming a cancerous  tumor  consisting of millions of its offspring is a rare event. Actually, it is not just a single event that causes this, but several events that must occur in a specific sequence.

First, a piece of the DNA strand must be significantly mutated (we will talk about how this might happen later) and the mutations must slip through the repair mechanisms. These mutations may take place over generations of cells. For example, one generation may have one mutation; the next may not have any. A subsequent generation may have another and so on, until the “cancer mutations” have occurred.

Due to these mutations, the cell must gain the ability to proliferate (divide rapidly) and thus lose its normal function. In a sense, the major purpose of the cell must be to divide.

There are probably only a limited number of alterations that will allow a cell to lose its functions and divide out of control. Some alterations affect nothing, others may cause a minor change that is not really threatening to the cell, and still others can outright kill the cell. So, to become cancerous, the cell must maintain its ability to divide without causing any damage to limit its ability to survive.

If a cell becomes bent on dividing, the cell will just continue dividing and crowd out other cells within the area. In some fortunate cases an individual’s own immune system may actually stop the growth of the  tumor . The immune system may recognize that the cells within the  tumor  are not normal. If this happens, the immune cells will then have an easy time destroying the  tumor . This may take place a number of times throughout an individual’s life without them ever being affected.

If a  tumor  goes unnoticed and begins to grow, a lack of nutrients can eventually limit its growth. If nutrients are not continuously supplied, the  tumor  cells cannot metabolize. In this case, at the very least, no new growth can occur. If a  tumor  becomes unable to grow and unable to support some of its functions and cell death occurs, the  tumor  may go into a dormant state. In this case it cannot spread. This is called carcinoma “in situ”, which means “in place”. Once the  tumor  reaches this limiting size, (which is no bigger than a pea), and if it is unable to get more nutrients, it will stay in this dormant state and may eventually die off.

Autopsies have shown that 40% of women in their 40’s have these tiny “in situ”  tumors  (not capable of spreading) in their breasts. Had some of these females lived longer, they might have developed breast cancer when they were older. However, many of these women would never develop cancer.

The tiny  tumors  would not have been able to get the necessary nutrients to grow any larger. A  tumor  in this situation cannot do any damage. It will usually just die off. An individual could actually have several of these stationary, “in situ”  tumors  and still live to a healthy, old age, completely unaffected by the  tumors . Researchers are trying to develop tests that will determine whether an individual’s breast and prostate  tumors  will remain dormant or spread. In that way, patients in the future could be spared unnecessary treatments.

How to Get Rid of Spots Quickly

This is my experience on how I found out how to get rid of spots. We’ve all suffered from them at one point but we never really share our solutions! Does this situation sound familiar?

So you go to bed, you wake up the next day, drag yourself into the bathroom,

and BOOM! Hundreds of pimples all over your face!(well, maybe not hundreds :P) You wash your face a few times to try and at least reduce the redness. This is actually does the exact opposite, since the warm water will make your blood vessels expand and will increase redness.

I know how you feel, and I found a way of reducing the redness, if you have some extra time to spare. You are at least at the right place, you have either stumbled on this article or searched for something along the lines of ‘how to get rid of spots’ so congratulations on finding this guide!

The first thing you should NOT do is squeeze the spots, no matter how tempting it is,

because they tend to bleed and scab over, which looks even WORSE, so instead of trying to find out how to get rid of spots, you are trying to find out how to stop making children cry when they look at you! Also, sometimes it is just painful trying to squeeze them.

What you should do is steam your face. Steaming your face opens the pores and helps the spots to heal by getting rid of the dirt in the pores which can cause spots.

If you don’t have a face steamer, or enough time you could soak a face cloth in some hot water and press it against your face for 10-20 minutes and it will help to open the pores on your skin.

Now after you have done all of that, you should rinse your face with some cold water, this will cause the blood vessels in your skin to contract and will reduce some of the redness. If you want to reduce the redness further you can get some ice, or anything which is cold(but preferably not something you will eat later, like an ice cream), and press it against your face, this will reduce the redness even further. I discovered this accidentally when I spent a few hours out in the snow, and the cold really healed my face! That is how I found out how to get rid of spots, but alas, only for a short time. So alternatively if you have enough time, and snow, go sledging for a few hours or have a snowball fight with some friends. You may as well have fun while you are getting rid of your spots! Or if it is just a cold day you could go for a walk.

I don’t really like using over the counter products since they normally cost quite a fair bit of money, they never really work very well, and your skin can become resistant to them, but you could always try this: Buy some Germoline and put it on the spots, but don’t rub it in. This seems to be a bit more effective than rubbing it in.

I also read that harsh skin drying products are very bad for spots, because it makes them go crusty, and damages your skin which just lets even more spots develop.

Also try and identify what is causing your spots, so not only should you try and figure out how to get rid of spots, you should try and find out what is causing them. For me it was while I was using the computer, and I used to rest my face on my hand while I was using it, and this is what caused rhwm, try and identify what is causing them for you to prevent it from happening in the first place.

The only problem is that this will only solve the problem for a short time, so you will have to keep doing this over and over, or there is this excellent guide which will teach you how to get rid of spots permanently in only 3 days!

How To Survive The Cold And Flu Season

As the temperature drops and we say goodbye to summer, we start to prepare for a long cold season, not just temperature wise, but in terms of illness. While getting the occasional cold and flu is not abnormal, it does put a damper on our day to day. In this article I’ll discuss a few good tips to help prevent getting the cold and/or flu.

Tip #1 – Get some zzzzzzs – It is crucial to get a good nights sleep, without it we become more tired and our body focuses on keeping us going rather than fighting any infection. So stop burning the midnight oil and get some rest, especially during the cold and flu season.

Tip #2 – Wash your hands – It is so easy to absent-mindedly touch your face, but think of what that hand has been touching… especially in this season! Wash your hands often as they are one of the gateways to transmit infection from person to person. Make sure you also encourage your kids to wash their hands as soon as they get home from school to help minimize the spread of germs.

Tip #3 – No more sugar – Sugar is probably one of the worse things you can eat for your health. Did you know that eating the equivalent of 1 teaspoon of sugar per day can depress your immune system for 4 hours! Now that’s a long time for your body to lose its defences during the prime time for infection.

Tip #4 – Eat the rainbow – Eating a colourful array of fruits and vegetables ensures that you are getting a vast amount of phytonutrients thus ensuring that you get the most vitamins and minerals from your diet to support your natural immune defences.

Tip #5 – Soak up the sun – Getting your daily vitamin D continues to be important all through the winter as it is also an important factor in proper immune function. If you’re not getting outside very often consider supplementing with liquid vitamin D daily.

Tip #6 – Time for exercise – Following an exercise regime can increase your immune function and keep you feeling great. However, make sure you don’t over do it since intense exercise can have the opposite effect!

Tip #7 – Decrease stress – I know easier said that done. But keep in mind that the more stress you have in your life the more stress this puts on your immune system and thus making you more susceptible to infection.

Tip #8 – Probiotics – Did you know that the majority of your immune system is found in your gut? Not kidding! So you can imagine if your gut is not colonized with the “good” bacteria then you’re already fighting a losing battle. Consider taking a daily probiotic to ensure that you’re providing some crowd control and keeping the “bad” bacteria out!

Healing Plants: Natural Remedy for Health Ailments

Grow Healing Plants – Live Healthy

Kitchen or domestic gardens are always beneficial, as they help to keep the environment fresh and cool. Whenever we feel upset or exhausted, attending the plants and flowers, listening & watching cute birds takes away the fatigue. If we grow some healing plants in our garden, is an added advantage. Healing plants cultivate healthful resources, works as alternative medicine in this modern era because most of the medicines are derived from plants, herbs, shrubs etc. Living and breathing in the company of these plants, consuming leaves, flowers & stems act as preventive measures to common diseases as cold, cough, asthma, fever, Gout, high blood pressure, acidity, indigestion etc. Here some of such healing plants are discussed.

How to start

Everybody likes Blossoming and good cultivating garden, But for this one has to care a lot. Soil is to be tested for fertility from reliable resource, and manure or compost should be given accordingly. A proper watering arrangement should be there in the garden. Weeds and pests are to be treated for time to time under professional guidance. Once the garden is established, demands minor routine attention that can be easily managed as part time or on weekends. Selecting healing plants is some how difficult task from a wide range of healing plants. Health conditions of family members is to be considered, as grand parents suffer from Gout, mother has hyper tension, father has asthma due to smoking, son is allergic to seasonal changes, daughter has weak appetite etc. The healing plants for these diseases are to be planted in the garden.

However, keep in mind that these remedies are adopted as preventive course, but not for acute management of diseases.

Some Common healing plants

Angelica is most commonly planted medicinal herb for very old times. This acts as blessing for women having menstrual upsets. Angelica gives relief in asthma and bronchitis also. Root and stem of angelica gives pleasing flavor when used in cooking.

Arni ca is the European medicinal herb, is useful in pain from bruises, sprains or swelling. It is a toxic plant, so is to be used externally in shape of poultices.

Basil is a mine of medicinal qualities. Decoration prepared from basil is useful in fever, cough & cold, Asthma and in many problems of respiration track of the body. The paste of Basil leaves can be applied on burns, irritated skin, bites of garden insects etc. As a preventive healer its leaves are boiled in water for tea, gives taste and pleasing smell.

Celery a vegetable, its leaves and stem can be used raw or cooked. When taken as salad, soup, improves metabolism, controls elevated uric acid, so is an effective GOUT Remedy. Celery leaves contains natural sodium (salt) benefits in hypertension (high blood pressure). Dill a healing plant discovered by ancient Egyptians is an effective pain killer, antacid and mouth freshener.

Garlic is underground stem and is commonly used in kitchen as spice and taste maker. It is an effective remedy for nose, throat and   chest   colds .

Wort has antidepressant qualities. It can be grown in your garden. It is useful in menstrual cramp pain.

Wormwood, an ingredient of the famous medicine known as absinthe, is useful for the dissolving of gallstones. These are some common plants to consider for your garden. Some more names of healing plants are advised as Aloe Vera, Cardamom, Chicory, Lavender, Marjoram, Mother wort, Parsley, Peppermint, Radish, Rosemary etc.

Hyperventilation Does Not Only Cause Asthma

Hyperventilation is known to be connected to asthma, but if you are like me, you would be surprised to discover the myriad of diseases and conditions it has been linked to.

First of all, let me define hyperventilation. As the name suggests, this is when someone breathes too much. There are two main kinds of hyperventilation. If you know someone with asthma or anxiety, you may be familiar with how sometimes we can breathe really fast, trying to take in gulps of air. This is the kind of hyperventilation that most doctors recognize. However, there is another type of hyperventilation, one which is far less in severity and usually goes completely unnoticed, even by the sufferer. This is the one which lurks in the background as a hidden major cause of asthma, hay fever, and a host of other conditions. Many of these conditions do not, on the surface of things, seem to have any connection to breathing. This is because when we breathe too much, the biochemistry of our body changes, and we are then thrown out of balance, but the connection between the breathing and the disease is not a direct one, hence most people, including most doctors, do not connect the dots.

The list of conditions this hyperventilation is known or suspected to cause or exacerbate includes, but is not limited to, the following conditions, written in lay-man terms:

  • Asthma
  • A tendency to catch bugs, such as someone being more likely to catch colds than their normal-breathing friend
  • An over-reaction to pollen, which is known as hayfever or hay fever
  • Arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • CFS or ME
  • Heart problems, including myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, and failure of coronary bypass grafts
  • Bloating, constipation, or diarrhoea
  • Muscular stiffness and aching
  • Headaches
  • Hyperactivity
  • Epileptic fits and seizures
  • Irritable cough
  • Lack of concentration and memory loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Phobias
  • Panic attacks
  • Sleep apnea (an exhausting condition where the person keeps being awakened throughout the night when they stop breathing, in order for them to breathe, which they stop doing once they go back to sleep, only to be awakened soon after)
  • Snoring

Despite a great deal of research done primarily in Russia by Dr Buteyko, most doctors do not get to learn about this kind of hyperventilation nor the conditions that it is a cause of. And because these conditions are varied, depending on the genetic pre-disposition of the individual patient, most doctors totally miss any connection between hyperventilation and what is ailing their patient. This is a tragedy, because Dr Buteyko found a simple management system for hyperventilation that anyone can do, even little children. And when there is such a simple technique, it is surely madness not to try it.

If you have been battling one of the above conditions for a while and still seek a solution, there can be no harm in trying the Buteyko Breathing technique. And you may even find your health mysteriously improving!

Reference

Buteyko for the Reversal of Chronic Hyperventilation with References, Kolb P, A Knol by Alex Spence, http://knol.google.com/k/buteyko-hyperventilation#

Audi A3 Complete Review

The Audi A3 is a model of the beautiful sensibilities in drawing and utilize of equipment that distinguishes the modern Audi A3. It is a mixture of open-road vitality, long-haul sociability, around-town utility and fuel saving. The Audi A3 has a wide variety counting four different petrol engines and three diesels. The A3 takes corners professionally if off course and hold levels and corpse roll is high-quality, with its ride life form nicely managed. The game models by their extra tightened postponement settings can be excessively cruel for various.

Exterior Features:

Moreover featured are novel external insignia, like pale purple Gray, Dakota old, Scuba Blue, and Volcano Red. New clientele might also decide from two new 17-inch wheels, and a new 18-inch intend. Inside, the driver will find a redesigned leather wheel and gear lever, black gloss trim elements, aluminum trim inserts, and instruments by means of an old setting. Audi has not so far disclosed while they will get instructions on the 2011 Audi A3 plus S3.

Interior Features:

The 2012 A3 is full with high-class features. Normal features on the base Premium model include dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seating, a 10-speaker audio system, six-way authority adaptable seating, settlement radio and a supplementary input jack. The best Plus replica adds an eight-way authority driver’s seat and Bluetooth, among extra features. Reviewers similar to all of the A3’s features, but protest that the elective direction-finding scheme, which is forbidden from side to side a solitary lump and absorbs a lot of audio wheel, is rough to use.

Driving Impression:

The Audi A3 suspension is advanced further than the car’s cost or group and provides both sporty treatment and a higher ride excellence. And the Quattro all-wheel-drive organization is perfect both for owner who have to brave the ice and snowstorm of chill and also for persons who like to obtain the majority absent of their equipment while the infrastructure are twisty and dry. The intercooled 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is all a little dislocation presentation engine should be, as the 2.0-liter diesel delivers a height of torque so as to is remarkable for a automobile in this group.

Cargo:

The 2012 Audi A3’s load ability is spirited for its class. It has 19.5 cubic feet of total cargo ability with all seating in use, plus 39 cubic feet by the back seats folded down. There’s also abundance of room in the car for storing individual odds and ends.

What Is A Dislocation?

There are many types of bone injuries. One example is dislocation. Dislocation happens when one of the bones attached to your joint becomes out of place. This is a very common injury for people who are always receiving huge impacts to their joints such as athletes and gymnasts. Dislocation is very different from broken bones. When a bone breaks, this means that a part of the bone is fractured. However, when a dislocation happens, no part of the bone is broken. It is simply dislocated or detached from the join that has been holding it in place.

A lot of people confuse dislocation with a broken bone because the symptoms are almost similar. When you experience dislocation, you will be unable to completely control that part of your body. The joint holds the bone together in order to allow you to move freely. However, once cannot hold one bone anymore, then you will definitely have difficulty in moving. Your movements will be limited and restricted. For instance, if one of the bones connected to your elbow joint is dislocated, then you will have a difficult time to use the affected arm. In worst cases, you will not be able to move that part at all. Aside from motion restriction, people experiencing dislocation also suffer from pain and bruises. When a bone is disconnected or dislocated, the nerves and the muscles around it are affected. As a result, some of the blood vessels may be ruptures or some muscle fibers might be stretched. This causes the bruises and the pain. Dislocated bones also have the tendency to protrude which aggravates the situation.

If you suspect dislocation, you should never move that part of your body that is affected. If someone else around you suffers from dislocation, you should also not attempt to move that person. You need to keep the area as it is. You can apply first aid by putting a sling on the affected area so that it will not be moved. This is very important. If you attempt to put back a dislocated bone, the condition might become very serious. If there is an open wound, you should immediately clean it with running water. However, you should be careful not to apply so much pressure on the affected area and be careful not move it so much. You can also apply ice or cold water if the area is severely bruised and inflamed. After doing the first aid treatment, you should immediately take the patient to the hospital and have medical professionals take over. Bone dislocation is a very serious injury because it can lead to a more undesirable condition.

If the dislocation is caused by an unpredicted accident, then there is no way to prevent it. However, if it is caused by activities and lifestyle, then you can surely have a way to avoid the situation. For instance, if you are playing sports, you should make sure that you have the necessary protective equipment to protect yourself and your bones. You should wear knee pads, elbow pads and helmet.

Lower Right Side Back Pain

If you think your back is an insignificant part of your body, then you need to think again. The Lumbar area (lower back), performs major functions in the body like holding our body weight when standing, bending and excretion of waste. It also supports the spinal chord and the nervous system. Therefore, the lower back is a pivot to the whole body and should be taken care of.

Lower right side back pains are directly intertwined with our day to day activities. It may be caused by adopting a poor posture, imbalance of muscles, obesity, heavy physical work, poor diet, lack of exercise and injury. Kidney infections may also cause lower right side back pain.

It affects people of all genres regardless of factors like age, gender, race and social class. However, those who face the problem at a tender age stand a higher chance of the problem recurring later in life. Older people, especially those suffering from Osteoporosis suffer from this condition because their bones are weak and fracture easily. People experiencing lower right side back pain should consult a specialist. The specialist should identify the position of the pain, then gather information about the patient’s background, career, hobbies, eating habits and sleeping conditions.

This assists the doctor in deciding whether to conduct further tests or prescribe medication. Exercise is the master healer of back pains and one should abide to the routine prescribed by the doctor. Nevertheless, when the pain is persistent, the doctor opts for a higher dosage of drugs or further tests. However, bed rest is not a remedy for back pains.

Gaining Muscle Mass and Strength

Are you someone who wants to gain some serious muscle and be strong? The most effective way of gaining muscle and strength is to use muscle mass building workouts and other weight training exercises which work for specific muscle groups. These exercises are proven to build muscle mass and promote optimal strength gains in those who use them regularly in their overall muscle mass building workout plan.

It is highly recommended that you have a training partner with you when performing these exercises. I will discuss here some of the muscle mass building workouts designed for muscle and strength gain.

Barbell squats are done by placing a barbell behind the neck and rest it upon your shoulders surely. Distance between two feet must be a little beyond shoulder width. To start this workout, squat slowly as if you are on your way to sit on a chair. Continue squatting until your thighs become parallel to the floor. Once you have reached that point, return to the starting position. Throughout your squats, make sure to keep your back as straight as possible. One helpful technique of achieving this is by choosing a particular spot on the wall in front of you and focusing on that spot only during the duration of the workout.

A military press is done by standing within a squat rack area and placing a barbell across the   collar   bone  upon your upper chest. With feet apart, keep one leg behind you for support and the other one, underneath you. Press the barbell up your head, and then go back to starting position. Do this repeatedly for your desired number of repetitions.

A barbell bench press is done by first lying down on a flat bench press machine, with your back flat. Grab the barbell above you and lift it off the rack carefully. After doing so, lower it to about 3 inches your chest above slowly. Once you have done this, press the bar back and get back to the starting position. Make sure that the bar does not touch your chest. This would only lead to stress and joint pains. Remember that in lowering the bar, do it slowly. On the contrary, when you press back the bar, do it in a sort of explosive manner. Repeat this for as many repetitions as you can muster.

The Power Cleans muscle mass building workout is a combination routine exercise that would absolutely work your entire body. When performing this exercise, it is extremely recommended that you be supervised by a qualified trainer. Also, you have to be in an location designed particularly for Power Cleans or a room with enough space to perform this workout. To begin, position a barbell at your feet on the floor. With your back kept straight, squat down slowly and with both hands, clutch the barbell by using an overhand grip, about a little further than shoulder width apart. Lift the barbell using both of your legs which must have you ending up in a standing position. Do this lifting to standing position in only one motion. The barbell must end up being only about mid-thigh level and to achieve that, your arms must be kept hanging straight down. After that, in one motion again, raise your elbows toward the ceiling so that the barbell gets lifted enough to touch your chin. While doing so, drop back one of your legs underneath you to provide extra support. Lastly, bring back in your supporting leg so that you end up in a standing position with the barbell inserted under your chin. Go back to the starting position and repeat.

There you have it! These are just some of the muscle mass building workouts that you can use. If these are not enough for you, you can consult health magazines, bodybuilding experts, and your friend, the Internet.