Healthy Heart – Burning Fat Prevents Heart Disease

In the past five to ten years, young people have not been prone to heart disease. Heart disease is a sickness that is generally for older folks. Times are truly changing and more and more young adults today are now on high risk of having heart problems due to high cholesterol.

The rate of young individual with high cholesterol level, high blood pressure and on the risk of heart attack is now alarmingly high. Due to the way technology changed the way people pace their lives, there is less and less reason for a person to even stand up and walk around for work. You just sit in front of the desk 8 hours a day. You no longer have to walk or ride a bike for you have your own car where you can stay relaxed while driving home. At home, you have a very comfortable bed waiting for you. You do not have the time to walk your dog or visit your neighbors for your television is showing your favorite series. Also, the innovative medications are focusing away from what really matters such as the preventive measures of exercise and proper diet.

If people would just take a time out to focus on their health each day or even just a few days within the week, it will greatly decrease their chance of heart disease. Heart disease is normally caused by obesity, high blood pressure and high level of cholesterol. In order to veer away from those heart problem causing agents, you need to burn those fats.

During exercise, the body creates more amounts of HDL or high density lipoproteins. HDL is the good type of cholesterol. The bad type of cholesterol that you want to lessen in your body is called LDL or low density lipoproteins. The higher the level of your HDL, the lower your LDL will get. Exercise also strengthens the most important muscle in the body, which is the heart. As it gets stronger it will be able to pump more blood. The stronger the pump, the less blood clot you will have, the less chance of heart attack and other heart disease.

Exercise also burns unwanted fat. Not only will you feel healthy, you will look healthy as well. A lean and healthy body is far from having heart complication. The heart will be able to pump blood without cholesterols blocking its way and it gets throughout the body in a faster way.

If these are the benefits of exercise, then why is it that there is still a high rate of people with heart complications? The reason is because most of them just do not have a concrete plan of action. They should insert in to their daily routine a specific time where they are required to exercise. They would have to be determined to stay on target as well. There will be stumbling blocks along the way but if you have the heart do live life to the fullest by remaining healthy, then better stick to your plan.

Cold Sore Remedies – 4 Good Old Simple Remedies for Cold Sores

Cold sore remedies need not come in the form of nice packaging from pharmacies or the clinic. There are many natural remedies that you can use immediately to reduce its effects such as pain and swelling. On top of that, they can also cut down the recurrence. The core principle behind these cold sore remedies is they are able to suppress the HPV virus, the culprit behind cold sores.

Mint – a dose of mint extract called Melissa Officiinalis is effective in accelerating the healing and clearing up the cold sores in as short as 4 to 5 days.

Sage – sage is consumed as a tea, ie Sage tea to clear the cold sore outbreak. Sage tea is a highly effective cold sore remedy that works well against sores. To prepare the tea, you need to mix a few sage leaves and a teaspoon of powdered ginger with boiling water. A few cups of these is ideal for the whole day.

Lysine – A lot of today’s over the counter medications for cold sores contain lysine. Basically, lysine is able to inhibit the HPV virus’s ability to replicate itself. When you increase your lysine intake, you can reduce the recurrence of cold sores and at the same time dramatically reduce the pain, swelling and discomfort when cold sores do break out. You can easily find lysine in dairy products like milk and also in yoghurt.

Vaseline – Vaseline is one of the petroleum-based cold sore remedies capable of soothing the cold sores with preventing cracking and dryness. It is also helpful in protecting your cold sores against bacterial infections.

Come to my cold sore blog and find out more effective cold sore remedies that can be applied at home for quick pain relief and recurrence prevention.

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How to Train Calves For Maximum Muscle Growth

Calves can be one of the hardest body parts to develop and train properly. Many weight trainees, from amateur fitness enthusiasts to professional bodybuilders, have life-long difficulty getting them to grow more than just a couple of inches. What’s even more frustrating is that it seems everyone who has big calves has always had them, and they hardly even have to train them. However, there are several ways in which lifters with even the worst calves can improve this stubborn body part:

Prioritize Calves; Don’t Make Them an Afterthought

You would think this would be a no-brainer for someone looking to boost a stubborn body part, but most people still treat their calf training as an “extra” at the end of a hard legs workout. While this may work for some of the more gifted in the calf department, people who really need work on this muscle group must train them hard and heavy with as much focus as any other muscle group.

You might want to place calves at the beginning of your workouts instead of the end. Some bodybuilders like to work their calves before they train the rest of their legs, but I think this presents a potential to fatigue your legs and hamper your strength on squats.

I like to train my calves at the very beginning of an UPPER body workout, so that there is no interference between muscle groups. The best training days for this are ones that might not take as long, such as chest or arms or shoulders.

Train Your Calves With Very Heavy Weight:

People have a tendency to want to hit calves with very light weight and high reps, thinking that they are somehow different from other muscle groups in the stimulation that they need to grow. Calves, like any other muscle, need adequately heavy weights to be spurred into new muscle growth.

In fact, I have found that my calves often respond well to even heavier weights that I use for the rest of my workouts. This is because calves are used to very frequent, very light stimulation of your body weight walking around on them all day. They need something new to grow bigger.

Use Plenty of Sets:

Since your calves are used so constantly, they are not only going to need some very heavy weights, but also quite a bit of training volume. You will find that they can bounce right back from a hard, heavy set of 4-6 reps and be ready within a minute or two to repeat that exact same effort. You really have to hammer them to get them to fatigue, break down, and grow bigger.

Make Them Hurt:

Unfortunately (and this may be part of the reason so few people have big calves), hard calf training can induce one of the most intense burning sensations of any muscle group in your body. In addition to hitting them with heavy weights, I have found that I need to really cause myself some pain (the good kind) in a calf workout to get them to grow.

One of the best ways to do this is to use intensity techniques, such as rest-pause, drop sets, super sets, etc. You may be using heavy weights at the beginning of a set, but don’t let that stop you from dropping the weight and getting even more reps once you fatigue. Your calves can perform very long sets, if you can fight through the pain.

Use a Variety of Exercises:

Many trainees will find one calf exercise with which they are comfortable and stick with only that one for a very long time. This makes absolutely no sense. Would you rely solely on bench press for chest? Would you do only dumbbell rows for upper back? Of course not!

My favorite calf exercise is the seated, plate-loaded machine, but I also like the standing machine, using only my toes on the leg press, and sometimes using the smith machine for standing calf raises. Find as many possible calf exercises in your gym as possible, and do them all.

Make Progress in Weight:

Again, the same principles that apply to your other muscle groups apply to calves. You must always try to progress in weight, reps or both at every calf workout. Only by getting much, much stronger at all of your calves exercises will you build some serious muscle in them.

Treatment For a Brain Tumor

Brain tumor is can be either benign or malignant kind of its kind. It is an uncontrolled and irregular activity of cell that common occurs in the brain, cranial nerves, pineal glands brain envelopes and even metastasize in other organ.

Clients who will undergo treatment for brain tumor usually take drugs and steroids to alleviate the pain and edema. Anticonvulsant medication is usually given to clients to control or avoid convulsion. Cerebrospinal fluid must be drained using a shunt if the client is suffering from hydrocephalus.

Brain tumor treatment usually includes radiation therapy, surgery and chemotherapy. But the treatment will vary depending on various factors involve such as the tumor’s size, type, location and the over-all health condition and age of the client. The program and treatment process for adults and children usually varies.

Radiotherapy or radiation therapy or even sometimes called as radiation oncology is a treatment for brain tumor. Damage brain cells are being stop from increasing by the use of radiation. This process is usually used after surgery where in there are still remaining cancer cells that was not able to removed during surgery. The client usually undergo to this process when it is impossible already to undergo surgery.

There are two methods in giving the radiation therapy. First is the implant radiation therapy wherein the radioactive substance is put straight to the affected area. The implant of the radioactive substance might be temporary or permanent depending on the substance used. The second method for radiation therapy is the external radiation. Large machine is being used for this process.

Surgery is the common technique to treat brain tumor. The neurosurgeon is the one who is responsible for the surgery. The damage brain cell is being removed in the brain through skull opening. This process is called as craniotomy.

If the cancer cells in the brain cannot be removed using a surgery or radiation therapy, the third method is commonly given to the client, wherein the client undergo a chemotherapy sessions. The physician uses a single drug or multiple drugs for this process. The drugs are can be taken orally or injected in the muscle or blood streams. The process of infusing the drugs in the cerebrospinal fluid is called intrathecal chemotherapy.

Multiple Sclerosis – Hereditary Or Not?

Is Multiple Sclerosis hereditary? This is no doubt a question which crosses the mind of every person with MS when they look at their children. The diagnosis of multiple sclerosis is more prevalent in young adults between the ages of 20 and 40. It is also more common women and affects 50% more women than men. The diagnosis is rarely seen below the ages of 12 and over the ages of 55. In America 200 people per day are diagnosed with MS and over 2 1/2 million people in the world are sufferers today.

There are conflicting reports nowadays as to whether multiple sclerosis in itself is hereditary. Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease and there is a school of thought that believes that whilst it is not hereditary, it is autoimmune diseases that are. What this means is that if someone in your family has Multiple Sclerosis they may be at increased risk of contracting another auto immune disease for example in inflammatory bowel disease or autoimmune thyroid disease.

It is also true to say however that the incidence of Multiple Sclerosis developing in the offspring of a multiple sclerosis sufferer is greater. The chances of a person developing MS is roughly 0.1% whereas a child who has one parent and MS sufferer has roughly 2% chance of developing MS. If on the other hand both of your parents have MS the risk rises to around 10%.

Whether or not Multiple Sclerosis is hereditary is an area where studies are still continuing and to be honest I have found that for me it is best not to get hung up on facts and figures. Most of my energy is spent on living life to the full whilst maximising the opportunity I have to fight my MS. There are so many things that you can do to help your body in its fight against this disease.

For me the easiest thing to do and the thing that made the most sense to do was to radically change my diet. The incidence of MS is much more prevalent today than it was in the days of our ancestors. For the last couple of hundred thousand years our bodies have been used to a diet based on an nuts, berries, fruit and vegetables. It is only in the last 150 years or so that we have introduced sugars and fats so widely into our diet, so, ask yourself is it just a coincidence that MS is now much more commonplace, or could it just possibly have something to do with what we put into our bodies as fuel.

So Multiple Sclerosis, hereditary or not is not something I can do anything about, but what I can do is do my best to minimise its effects is my body and if Multiple Sclerosis is Hereditary then maybe, just maybe I will have in some way lessened the chances of passing it on.

Children’s Common Respiratory Diseases

While the most common respiratory diseases in children and adults are colds and flu, there are other lung diseases that children are also vulnerable to.

One of these is bronchitis. The bronchial tubes transport the air we inhale to the air sacs in our lungs. Here oxygen is absorbed into the bloodstreams. If these tubes become infected, we have bronchitis. Bronchitis often follows a cold and is identified by a dry, hacking cough. The cough usually lasts from four to six weeks. Bronchitis is generally treated with over the counter cough medicines to control the cough and is not contagious.

When the air sacs in the lungs become infected, the result is pneumonia or pneumonitis. The illness is the same but pneumonitis refers to a small area of infection with mild symptoms whereas pneumonia involves a large area of infection with more severe symptoms. There are many types of pneumonias.

One is caused by a virus and is so mild that the person has only a mild cough and low fever. This is called walking pneumonia.

Symptoms of pneumonia are similar to cold and flu symptoms. There is a cough accompanied by a high fever. The child generally does not feel well, is tired and has no appetite. Pneumonia is not contagious and is usually treated with antibiotics.

A respiratory infection that invokes fear when it is discovered in a child is tuberculosis. However, these fears are unfounded. There are two types of tuberculosis: primary and secondary. Primary tuberculosis occurs in children while adults contract secondary tuberculosis.

Childhood tuberculosis is not at all contagious. In fact, the child’s body may be infected with the tuberculosis germ but may heal by itself due to the action of the immune system. No one including the child will be aware of the problem. However, if this happens the child will become allergic to the tubercle bacillus and test positive on a skin test. Therefore, it is very important, if a child does test positive, to follow with a chest x ray.

In the event primary tuberculosis does require treatment, today’s medications are so effective that a child can usually return to school within two to five days without endangering others.

Tuberculosis has been on the decrease in the United States for the past forty to fifty years. It is now found mostly in those regions that are near Mexico.

Sometimes an infection of the thin outer skin of the lungs, known as   pleurisy , follows as a complication of pneumonia or tuberculosis. However,  pleurisy  can also be caused by a virus.

Symptoms of  pleurisy  are severe chest pain, high fever and sometimes an outpouring of fluid between the lung and the chest wall. This outpouring is called pleural effusion. Intensive treatment is necessary whenever effusion takes place.

However, the  pleurisy  that is caused by a virus is hardly ever accompanied by effusion. But it can result in a severe, constricting chest pain. Because of the chest pain involved, this type of  pleurisy  is often referred to as the grippe or the devil’s grippe.

While very painful, it runs it course in seven to fourteen days. Antibiotic treatment is not necessary.

Garlic Herbal Cures

While the news is out the Dracula enjoys the occasional batch of garlic fries dipped in his very own special sauce, garlic is still a powerful remedy against the dreaded monsters “Coldzilla” and “Flucula” (no relation). Garlic, while unable to ward off the undead has proven effective against viruses, bacteria and fungus. This potent little herb contains so many viral killing sulfide compounds, that your cold will not stand a chance against it.

There are many ways to use garlic as a cold remedy, from including it in a soup to using it straight out of the fleshy parchment that it comes in. Raw garlic is perhaps to most effective way to utilize garlic’s entire cold bust potential, but cooked garlic also helps, and thanks to its ability to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, certainly does not hurt. An effective garlic immunity soup can be made by boiling water, then adding lightly sauteed garlic, onion and ginger to it. You then add a little chicken broth and simmer for two hours. A tea made from ginger, garlic and honey is also very effective.

Many times, when I feel a cold coming on I will take a clove of garlic, cut it up and then chew on it directly. Allicin is a sulfide compound that forms when a garlic clove is either chopped or crushed. It is by far the most effective natural anti microbial that garlic contains, but also disappears quickly in the presence of heat. While raw garlic burns the throat a bit and gives me garlic breath like no other, it also is very effective and killing off the rapidly expanding viral material with the mucus lining of my nose and throat. Sometimes I will even juice a few cloves along with lemon and ginger and drink it straight down benefitting from the immune potentiating power of these three wonder foods.

Here are some other ways to use garlic when you feel sick

• You can infuse garlic into vinegar which allows you to get the raw benefits of garlic while preparing a homemade salad dressing.

• You can also prepare a garlic rub by covering a few garlic cloves in a some olive and letting it sit for about a half of an hour. You can then rub this oil on your feet before bed time along with a pair of socks. The garlic will then enter your system and bring its healing powers to your chest and lung. You can also use this garlic rub as a chest applicant.

As you can see, there are many way to use nature’s gift of garlic as a cold remedy. As a potent antiviral garlic will always have the ability to knock out the cold virus. The cold, which modern medicine has failed to find a cure for, has not developed a way around the killing effects of allicin which works by blocking certain enzymes that the virus feeds off of.

Benefits Of Mimosa Hostilis

Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark is a well known entheogen used for shamanic healing worldwide which contains as much as 1%-2% DMT (Dimethyltryptamine). It is also known as Jurema, Vinho de Jurema, Jurema Preta or Black Jurema.

Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark is also the most popular all natural pigment in the world currently used for arts and crafts including tie dye.

Although the uses of the Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark are very well known, many people do not know about the amazing natural healing properties and benefits of Mimosa Hostilis Stem Bark.

Mimosa Hostilis (also known as Mimosa Tenuiflora) is a perennial evergreen tree or shrub which grows wild in Northeastern Brazil where it is known as Jurema or Jurema Preta and also in Southern Mexico where it is known as Tepezcohuite.

In Mexico, the stem bark of the Tepezcohuite tree has been used by local indigenous tribes for centuries as a miracle cure for everything from infections to inflammation, burns and even influenza, bronchitis and the common cold.

Pulverized tepezcohuite bark contains a very high concentration of tannins which makes it one of the best known natural blood coagulants. The tannins act as an astringent which causes the skin to stop bleeding and form new tissue as well as being a natural anti-inflammatory which facilitates healing.

The ¨miraculous¨ benefits of powdered tepezcohuite skin bark are currently being studied at university and private laboratories all over the world for its healing effects on burns, scars and other chronic skin conditions.

There is evidence tepezcohuite´s ability to both protect and stimulate collagen is the key to its remarkable ability to cure the most severe burns in a matter of weeks leaving virtually no visible scarring at the end of the natural healing process. Tepezcohuite acts as an all in one cure since it is as strong as any known natural antibiotic to kill infection while also acting as a natural anti-inflammatory.

Currently powdered tepezcohuite is the main ingredient in hundreds of wellness products worldwide including shampoos, soaps, lotions and skin creams for acne, herpes, eczema and psoriasis.

Tepezcohuite is a popular herbal remedy in Mexico and Brazil. It is commonly drank as a tea to cure aches, pains, respiratory illnesses and even to assist in eliminating withdrawal symptoms during detoxification from cigarettes, alcohol and hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin.

In Brazil, Jurema is a source of forage and fodder for cows, goats, sheep and other animals which eat the plants pods and leaves which are rich in protein and nutrients which can sustain humans as well should they become lost in the wild and hungry.

Gertrude Stein: Melanctha

I slept with Gertrude Stein, but I’m not gay.

It had been a controversy in my temples, this “gay” thing, but I’m not gay. It is because I read gay books, I work with gays, and I just love their sense of being true to themselves; but I’m not gay “Because gays,” says a psychologist “have got sex with the same gender.” So if you have not sex with the same gender: you are not gay.

And as for me, I am no Gertrude Stein, but I adore her because I love how she puts her words into music. I like how she pushes through with the good possibilities, and write that appealing clean stories for all to read.

“3 Lives” is the unforgettable stories of three women told with poignancy and compassion by one of the most important writers of our century,” says Donald Sutherland, a noted actor with a major in Drama.

Melanctha is a girl loved by everyone, and has done pretty good things like taking care of her mother and being generous to friends. She also would watch the men, and all the things that were busy working. Jeff Campbell gets attracted to her mysterious ways, and she, Melanctha liked Jefferson Campbell: strong, well-built, good looking, cheery, intelligent and good mulatto.

The story of this girl, combines with the story of “The Good Anna” and “The Gentle Lena.” Stein’s sympathy with how women eke out their living runs deep thoughts in her stories. Her style simple, and with no ambiguity, shows lives of ordinary people around. Repetition is one of her styles. I did not get bored reading the story, because it went through like a chant where you would like to reach the chorus. The characters spin the story naturally, and the conversations don’t stop, but give a feeling of excitement. In the end, you would find something in the work, as just like in a poem. Stein chants it well.

“She uses repetition and dislocation to make the word bear all the meaning it has… one has to give her work word by word the deliberate attention one gives to something written in italics,” points Sutherland.

In “Miss Furr and Miss Skeen” (check her titles) it says “She was gay exactly the same way. She was never tired of being gay that way. She had learned very many little ways to use in being gay…” and in most of the sentences, she repeats the word “gay.” And I, as a reader, find them beautiful, and hence the sleep.

Stein was an acknowledged influence on a number of important writers like Ernest Hemingway, Sherwood Andersen, and Richard Wright.

Tennis Training For Clay Courts Versus Hard Courts

How can your training influence your performance on clay vs. hard courts? Does tennis training specific to different surfaces improve performance? How do you improve your stroke performance on hard courts? While the study discussed below evaluated elite level tennis players, the concepts are applicable to the average or recreational tennis player as well, the results may even be more dramatic.

In a recent study of 24 high-level tennis players (ATP rank 1 to 63), published in Medicine and Science in Tennis (September 2007) the researchers evaluated running speed loads by evaluating the “strokes without time pressure” and the “strokes with time pressure”. The second category was further studied including running performance with regard to accuracy of stroke, running distance, number of steps to reach stroke position, and   dislocation  of the body while hitting the ball.

A total of 327 clay and 287 hard court service games and 8 clay and 3 hard court tie breakers from World Cup and Australian Open tournaments were included in the study. All athletes were right handed but one. Athletes were 20-33 years old.

The study found that typically a hard court vs. clay court match would require approximately 45% vs. 29% participation under “time pressure”. This is due to the greater distance run during the hard court stroke; this indicates a “raised running demand”. The count of strokes “without time pressure” were similar between hard and clay courts. The count of strokes however “with medium to high time pressure” was more than 28% higher for hard vs. clay courts. The average distance covered was 20 centimeters greater on hard vs. clay courts during without time pressure while the average running distance was shorter on hard vs. clay courts under “high time pressure”.

Additionally, the results show the greatest distances were covered under medium and high pressures on the forehand side up to as much as 4 to 5 meters. Lastly, the results showed the greatest errors ratio occurred both on the forehand and backhand sides on the clay courts. Since the greatest stress on the body comes from playing on hard courts because of the speed of the game, this also showed the greatest amount of injuries.

In general, hard court tennis is a quicker game and causes more stress on the body. Recreational athletes should be sure to prepare properly for the stress of the contest or find a local tennis facility that offers a more forgiving surface.

How Smoking Affects the Bones

If you or a friend are a smoker, this information should be very valuable to you.

For several years, my friend, Sally has been trying to cut down on smoking. She started by smoking one less cigarette per day for a whole week. And then the next week, she cut down one more. But before she got down to zero per day, she always seemed to hit a roadblock and go right back to square one.

Sally’s struggle reminded me of one of my husband’s illustrations that he used with our children. He told of a friend Jim who thought it would hurt his dog too much if he cut its tail off all at once, so he cut off just an inch at a time for several weeks.

That story was applied to many situations to encourage our children to just get a job done all at once instead of puttering around and dragging the job out for a long time. (We never believed it was a true story, but it often made the point.)

Sally knew that smoking was bad for her lungs. She had no idea how bad it was for her bones.

Are you wondering how smoking affects the bones? There are two processes going on continuously in healthy bones. Osteoclasts break down old bone tissue and osteoblasts build new bone tissue. Smoking inhibits both processes. The bone becomes brittle because instead of new bone tissue replacing the old, the old tissue just accumulates and becomes older.

For that reason, smoking reduces bone density by up to 25 per cent and increases the risk of hip and other fractures.

Osteoporosis cannot be ignored. It is a deadly disease. Did you know that it kills more women in the UK than ovarian, cervical and uterine cancers combined? I haven’t seen the recent statistics for the United States, but I know it is high.

On March 16, 2010, the International Osteoporosis Foundation introduced their work to the European Parliament.

The IOF is based in Nyon, Switzerland. According to HealthNewDigest, their aim is to:

“educate the public about osteoporosis, empower people to take responsibility for their bone health, persuade governments to make this disease a health care priority, and to assist health care professionals in providing the best possible care to patients and sufferers”.

That sounds like a worthy goal to me, as up to 20 per cent of women who suffer hip fractures die within six months of sustaining the fracture! This is a preventable fact!

We are often told that bone density is affected by how well you ate as a child. But it is also affected by how well you eat today. It is never too soon or too late to improve the condition of your bones. I improved mine after 65 years of age and many who are suffering with osteopenia and osteoporosis today, are much younger than 65.

Now is the time to make necessary, simple changes in your eating plan and add necessary supplements to avoid the pain of this often silent disease. Why not start today to eat more protein and fresh fruit and vegetables?

Long Sleeve Tops: Work Up A Fashion Rage

Winter is running its normal course and fashion-mongers across the world are looking for something that can keep them protected from chill and yet exude a style statement. Their wish is being fulfilled exceedingly well through a long sleeve top. They are pretty laid-back in their style and are also great on-the-go apparel.

Much like a drawstring pant, a long sleeve top offers you all the modalities of a fashion wear. You can cultivate them in designer houses, run them haute couture and yet they remain a wonderfully easy-going outfit without any hangovers.

This Christmas long sleeve top in red is running rings around the market. Whether you look for intricate patterns or rather simple and sober monochromes, they present a gallery of choices to you. It does not matter whether you are a skinny lady with a petite frame or a well-curved woman. It does not matter whether you have a strong collar bone or a weak shoulder pad; there is a long sleeve top for everyone who has got the perspective to use it.

You can wear them as button-downs, or even as a flowing tunic. They are available in various materials across the prêt-a-porte and designer racks. The cotton done in spandex is just as readily available as the silk and satins.

The Christmas collection is already overflowing with strong solid colors. Look for any gallant rack and you will find a highly versatile collection of long sleeve tops. There is no dearth of Zip-Thru’s or V-Neck chains. If you are a little circumspect about the best style of wearing the dress, you will hardly be found wanting. Let us take a look.

  • They can best be accessorized by long beads and junky necklaces.
  • Belted trousers work like fire with the long sleeve tops.
  • While going for rayon you must pre-assess that the top is categorized as machine-wash or it may run the risk of shrinking rapidly.
  • Go for one this Christmas that hits the hip area snugly and pair them with a belted short or trouser.
  • You can also alight your Christmas by paring red tops with finger gloves or scarf sets. They look a formidable fashion pairing.

You just need to prefigure your body type and find what would essentially suit you. Once you are done, choose a few according to your sensibility and you will sure pass the fashion test of Christmas and winter with flying colors.

What is Lupus?

The answer to ‘what is lupus’ is a multi-fold response. In some cases the response may be that lupus is an inflammatory autoimmune disease. In autoimmune diseases the immune system of the body no longer performs its beneficial role properly. Instead of only protecting the body from infection the immune system begins to attack the body itself.

In lupus the immune system may attack any number of different parts in the body. The result is damage to otherwise healthy body parts. This results in reduced performance of those parts, illness in the individual and immediate discomfort in some cases. In addition inflammation is caused. This is commonly thought of regarding arthritis (which can be associated with lupus), but it can occur outside of the joints as well. With continued attack by the immune system nearly any part of the body may experience inflammation.

So, what is lupus? The answer is that we are still not completely certain. While it is known what occurs in the disease it is not certain what causes the disease. Doctors have some theories regarding specific cases though. For example in neonatal lupus it is suspected that autoantibodies in the mother’s blood may be part of the cause. In some cases the disease may run in families as well. The increase of risk is still quite low even in children and siblings of those that have lupus.

‘What is lupus’ is a question that scientists are beginning to work on with greater effort though. The NIH has begun completing work that promises to improve life for those that have the disease. A large amount of improvement still needs to be done though. In some cases conclusive diagnosis can still take months. Unfortunately there is still no cure for lupus either.

There are a number of things that your doctor can do to diagnose you condition though. In some cases with some amount of lifestyle change and medication there is the potential for a fulfilling life. The future seems to hold better answers than we have had in the past regarding lupus. Your doctor can help you to have the best possible now.

Sarcoidosis Cure – Natural Treatments For Sarcoid

Looking for a sarcoidosis cure? It is often true that nothing works better than natural treatments when it comes to finding a sarcoid cure. There is an array of contemporary medicines available these days, however, they all come with their share of side effects, many of which can actually make the condition worse.

Alternative Sarcoidosis Treatment Methods

People suffering with chronic Sarcoidosis often respond better to alternative sarcoidosis treatments, especially the natural and ayurvedic ones which are very good in treating this problem.

Sarcoidosis is a disease which starts by inflammation of different body organs. The lungs are normally the first part to get affected, however, the issue gradually spreads to other parts of the body. Inherited strain and extreme pollution levels may cause sarcoidosis, though the precise cause of sarcoid remains largely unknown.

Herbal Solutions for Natural Sarcoidosis Relief

Herbal solutions for natural sarcoidosis treatments include home made and natural treatments. There have been instances when patients may see small lumps in their stomach. These usually cannot be treated without the use of medicines. Through natural sarcoidosis cure these medicines can be treated and you can stay away from harsh medical treatments.

Sarcoidosis patients usually witness symptoms like:

  • Breathlessness
  • Unrelenting cough
  • Low feeling or depression
  • Pain in chest
  • Lack of appetite

Physical exercises is one of the most suggested natural solutions or sarcoidosis cures. This way you can stay fit and avoid many other diseases also. Through exercising immunity levels of the body improve, which helps as a sarcoidosis cure.

Always consult a doctor before you start off with any kind of exercise regime. There are many simple techniques that you can try here like sleeping in a well-ventilated room. A room with fresh air allows lot of oxygen to enter the patient’s lungs

Some herbal medicines and natural sarcoidosis cures include ayurvedic herbs:

  • Ginger
  • Peppermint
  • Milk thistle
  • Chinese herbs that balance immunity levels
  • Maha-Manjishthadi-Qadha
  • Ras-Sindoor
  • Guduchyadi-Qadha
  • Saarivasav

These are herbs that help often help people suffering with sarcoid. Using them may further enhance the immunity status of your body and reduce inflammation of the tissue.

More Natural Herbal Remedies That You Can Use to Treat Sarcoid

  • Shatavari and Asperagus racemosus
  • Ashwagandha or Withania somnifera
  • Tulsi or Ocimum sanctum

Before trying any natural approach to reducing sarcoidosis symptoms you should consult your doctor. An initial examination by a chest physician or even a Rheumatologist is suggested to ensure that the condition is not at a serious stage. Even though herbal treatments are affective in treating the disorder, it is always safer to get a second opinion

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General Symptoms of Cancer

Some of the generalized symptoms of cancer are as follows:

Note: These symptoms are very general and vague. Having one or two of these does not necessarily mean that someone has cancer.

• Persistent Fatigue:

One of the most commonly experienced cancer symptoms is fatigue. Usually occurs when the cancer is at an advanced stage but might still occur in the early stages of cancer.

• Unintentional Weight Loss:

Losing weight without trying might be a welcoming surprise but it might be a warning sign for many illnesses too, including cancer. If 10 pounds or more have been lost unintentionally then it definitely means a visit to the doctor. This weight loss might be experienced with or without the loss of appetite. Remember, weight loss is one of the symptoms of cancer, but it is also a symptom of many other illnesses. So consult your doctor first.

• Pain:

Pain usually is not experienced at an early stage except in the case where the cancer spreads to the bone. It generally occurs when the cancer has spread and has begun to affect other organs and nerves.

• Fever:

Fever is a very non-specific symptom of many health conditions, including cancer. Regarding cancer, a persistent fever or a fever which frequently comes and goes signals stress on the immune system. Fever is commonly experienced in the people whose cancer has spread or in those who have a cancer that affect the blood i.e., leukemia and lymphoma.

• Bowel Changes:

Consult your doctor if following conditions are being experienced: constipation, diarrhea, blood in the stools, gas, thinner stools, or just a general overall change in bowel habits.

• Chronic Cough:

A persistent cough that becomes worse and won’t go away might be a symptom of cancer. See your doctor to be evaluated.