Ultra X7 4-Stroke Pocket Bike

When you are looking for a super pocket bike you want to be able to find something that has the power that you want – but at an affordable price. There are literally hundreds of makes and models to choose from. So how do we know which one is best? We have a great bike to show you.

The X7 4-Stroke is one of the more popular super pocket bikes on the market. This particular bike’s design was based on the X7 Bullet – which is also a very popular bike. In fact engineers only improved upon it – but did not feel the need to change many details. True to its name it is built with a 4-Stroke 110cc engine that adds even more power to it.

The bike also has a stronger and more fuller racing frame that gives it the ability to handle higher torque and more horsepower. This allows you to race at higher speeds without having to feel the power taking over the bike.

The engine has a high displacement that comes in handy with a bike that is so low in weight. Now drivers can easily ride alongside the more expensive super pocket bike models. It has a top speed of 55+ mph and is built with an automatic transmission and well balanced chassis.

It has also been built with a heavy duty drive train that allows the driver to handle sharp curves without wiping out and maximum durability and power output. Dual hydraulic disc brakes are equipped in the front and rear of the bike and help the driver to stop on a dime.

As with most bikes it also features dual head lights, turning signals, brake and tail lights, electric starter, a horn, full analog gauges, and a ZR motorcycle alternator.

Treatment For Shingles is Available

You may be experiencing an itchy rash, a painful rash with blisters and bumps on one half of your body. You could be dealing with pain and discomfort that may be debilitating. If you are dealing with these things, you might be one of the many sufferers of a disease called shingles. Shingles can be pure torture for those who have it – and many are at their wits end trying to figure out what they can do about it. For those who suffer daily from the effects of shingles, treatment for shingles is a necessity they cannot afford to ignore. People don’t want shingles to define their lives, and want to break free from this cycle of pain.

Shingles is an affliction that is the result of a childhood illness: chicken pox. Chicken pox is a virus called varicella zoster, and it doesn’t actually go away once you recover from chicken pox. Rather, it lies dormant in the body for many years, mostly causing no harm at all. But when you get older, and your immune system may weaken for various reasons, this virus may be triggered to reawaken and reemerge, traveling the body to find itself at the end of our nerves, literally. This is what leads to the pain and discomfort that shingles sufferers experience. If you are having pain with shingles, it will usually only last for three to five weeks – but in some instances, the illness becomes a condition known as postherpetic neuralgia, and is accompanied by more debilitating, chronic pain. If you wish to avoid the hardship that can come from neuralgia, you will want to seek treatment for shingles as soon as you possibly can. Having shingles is very difficult for many people to deal with both physically and psychologically – so getting treated right away is a huge help.

If you have shingles, you are likely suffering from symptoms that can mimic common illnesses, such as stomach aches, fever, chills, headaches, and the like. If you develop the rash – and most people do – then it will help determine whether or not you have shingles, for those who cannot tell if you have it or not. When coming down with shingles, you will likely get red spots that blister and become yellowed scar tissue.

Getting treatment for shingles is very important – but it can actually be lifesaving for people who are going through other ordeals which weaken and compromise their immune systems. Some of these include suffering from HIV, undergoing a transplant, and getting chemotherapy or radiation treatments. For these individuals, shingles can be more than just a debilitating illness – it can be fatal.

Now that you know what shingles looks like, you can begin the process of treating it. Topical creams, ointments, and anti-inflammatory medications are good treatment options for shingles. In addition, people may also use natural remedies to help with pain. Keep in mind that many natural remedies may not be FDA-approved.

No matter the level of pain and discomfort you may be feeling, there is hope in treatment for shingles.

How Long Does Sciatic Nerve Pain Last?

Many people who suffer from sciatica ask themselves, “How long does sciatic nerve pain last?” Most of them hope it will just go away. Luckily for some people sciatica does just that. It will literally leave by itself over time. In other cases sciatica just doesn’t seem to go away that easily. If you are one of the many people who asks yourself this question time and time again then you have come to the right place.

*First – Let’s talk about the few lucky ones who don’t have as much trouble from sciatica. These are the people that have sciatic nerve pain for a few weeks, maybe even a few months and eventually it just goes away.

*Now – Let’s go to the other side of things. There are some people who suffer for years. I have personally met someone who has actually been suffering from sciatica for 14 years. Can you believe that? I don’t know how he put up with it for so long.

So How Long Does Sciatic Nerve Pain last?

Well the only honest answer to this question is that it depends on the person and what caused the sciatica in the first place. Like I said, for some people sciatic nerve pain may only last a few weeks. In others its safe to say sciatic nerve pain can last for years and maybe even a lifetime. If you have been suffering from sciatica for a period exceeding 6 months then it is safe to say that its time to take action. Although this condition can last for years, if you take the right action you can end your suffering before you have to go through the years of pain.

How to Choose the Best Pram For Your Baby

When it is time to choose a pram for your baby, you are faced with an overwhelming amount of styles and types. It can be very difficult to determine the right type that you will need for your new baby. There are a few different types of prams to choose from before you even begin searching. You will have to choose between a three wheeler pram, a two or three in one pushchair, or a travel system type pram.

To make the best choice in the pram that you will use for your baby, there are a few things to consider. The considerations will help you to select the right type of pram for your baby which depends on where and how you will use the pram. This will help you make the best decision for you and your baby.

First you should determine if you will use the pram with public transportation. There are prams available that fold up easily to make getting on and off public transportation much easier. In fact, many of the types available can be folded with one arm, which is handy when you are holding a baby. Three wheelers are great for walks in rough terrain. The pram has a good suspension to prevent the baby from being jostled right out of their seat.

For those who plan to go out for long days of errands or walks with the baby, a traditional model that allows the baby to sleep and stretch out flat is a good choice. A traditional pram is a comfortable model for your baby on long journeys away from home.

You can also choose a pram that will last for your baby from their infancy right through to the toddler years. The pram can be converted into a stroller that is suitable for older children but is also comfortable for babies.

Some prams can be converted into a car seat for those who will be taking the baby on the road. If you plan to spend a good deal of time traveling by car, this type of pram is the travel system pram that allows you to move your baby from the pram to the car without waking him or her up.

Think about these questions before you go shopping for your pram. It may be difficult to determine how you will use your pram until the baby arrives and you begin living your daily life. If you consider the way that you live your life now, you can get a good indication of the way that you will handle life with babies.

Get Rid of a Sore Throat in 24 Hours

Have you ever had a sore throat?

Have you ever had a child that has had a sore throat?

Well I can show you how to either get rid of that sore throat or at the very least greatly reduce the pain and duration of that sore throat. And this can be done in one day. That’s right. Do this in the night before bed and by morning you will not even remember that you even had a sore throat.

First you need to check with your family doctor to make sure this is safe for you and your loved ones. I have done this to my grandchildren when they were 2 years old with no ill effects. But I can’t stress enough for you to check with your doctor. I don’t know you or your family and can not be held responsible for your safety and health so check with your doctor.

Also, there are different reasons for sore throats. I mean if you have strep throat, then you need to see your doctor. So see your doctor.

OK, here is what I do. It’s actually very simple and to be honest, everyone I have done this to is as surprised as I was that it actually works. It sounds crazy, but it works.

It all started when I had a sore tooth. I went to a dentist and he told me that I had a tooth abscess. I would need to have my roots planned. He explained that they would cut my gums and pull them from my teeth and then…..I was outta there. At least 6 months to heal my eye.

So I remembered when I was reading a magazine earlier, I saw an ad for something called The Smile Method. So I set out to locate the ad. I located the ad and they had a product that would allow me to fix my problem for approx $30. I sent away the money and a few weeks later I received the kit.

It included a book and 2 things that looked like syringes. Only instead of a straight sharp needle, they had a bent needle that was not sharp. Upon reading the book I found out that I was supposed to fill the syringe with an antibiotic and insert it between my problem tooth and the gum. It recommended salt-water, hydrogen peroxide or colloidal silver could be used as the antibiotic.

I had some peroxide so I gave it a try and boy did it hurt. I mean to tell you that it hurt like crazy. When that peroxide hit the infected area you can imagine how much it bubbled. But the good news is that afterwards my tooth did feel better.

Well the next morning my tooth was hurting again so I tried the peroxide again. Man oh man did it ever hurt. I thought this is nuts, I can’t do this every day.

I had had some experience with colloidal silver in past years and I was convinced that it is a great antibiotic.

So the next morning I tried the treatment again. This time I used a mixture of peroxide and colloidal silver. I guessed that the peroxide would explode into bubbles pushing the silver places where it might not otherwise get to. Small areas inside my gum that were now filled with infection, should fill up with the silver peroxide mixture.

Well it hurt pretty bad but that was the last time it hurt at all. Every day I would still do the treatment using peroxide and the colloidal silver and it never hurt again. That went on for several years until I went and had a root canal on that tooth.

What does that have to do with a sore throat? Well I’ll tell you. I used the same mixture of colloidal silver and peroxide to stop a sore throat.

I have a small 1 once dropper bottle. I put 10 drops of colloidal silver, 500 parts per million, into the bottle. Then I fill the bottle with hydrogen peroxide. Just the cheap stuff you get from the pharmacy. You probably already have a bottle at home.

Then I tip the bottle a couple of times to make sure it’s mixed good.

Then I have the child lay on their side. I put a dropperful of the mixture into their ear. Now young kids, that have never done this, will get frightened at this point. This is because as the peroxide starts bubbling it gets kind of loud. With all of the bubbling it actually sounds kind of like a deep fryer. Just imagine dropping a damp piece of chicken into a deep fryer. It goes from totally quiet to an instant flurry of bubbles.

Don’t worry. After a few seconds when the young scamp realizes there is no pain then they will experience the real problem. This stuff tickles, and it tickles a lot. When my granddaughter was 3 years old she actually liked to do this. She’d lay there and just laugh as the bubbles did their thing.

Well the next morning, the sore throat will pretty much be gone. If it’s not, then no one will mind doing it again. Like I said, there is no pain at all. It tickles and at times it even itches. But it works great.

So the next time you get a sore throat or a scratchy throat, give this a try. Even straight peroxide will help. It just doesn’t seem to last as long, nor be as effective, as the colloidal silver mixture.

My family actually does this every so often as a preventative measure. And for sure any time we get a tickle in our throats. Try it and you will be amazed at how well it works.

Here is more information on the the Smile Method. I am in no way affiliated with this company. I just own their product.

Can Tonsil Stones Indicate Or Be Caused by Sinus Problems Infections and Drainage

Perhaps you have heard this before, tonsil stones are caused by sinus problems infections and drainage or maybe you have noticed this on your own. If you are wondering how there can be a link between the two let us look at the reasons for this.

Tonsilloliths are simply formed by the presence of dead white blood cells, overactive salivary glands, oral bacteria, mucous secretions, including postnasal drip and residue from food. Although the absence of any one of these will still create tonsil stones it is almost always the case that all these will be present.

When a sinus infection takes place the most common symptoms are postnasal drip, drainage, and mucous. Allergies, the flu and a common cold also cause these symptoms that can lead to the creation of tonsilloliths. When the drainage and mucous gathers in the tonsil crypts or crevices they solidify and become the stinky tonsil balls we all know.

However, it should be noted that the presence of a tonsil balls does not mean that there is a sinus problem. In fact the infection may have passed and a few days or a couple of weeks later the tonsil balls will appear. It is often the case that people confuse which came first.

However, the presence of tonsil stones is unmistakable. The yellow or white appearance and the strong sulfur like taste in the mouth and smell is something that is annoying. Fortunately there are remedies for this problem that are easy to use.

Basic Metabolic Panel – Sodium

Part 1 of a closer look at the Basic Metabolic Panel or BMP that most people have run every time they go to the doctor. Today’s focus is sodium.

Range:

The normal range is 135-145 mEq/L or that is the normal range for 95% of the population, so you may fall outside of that range and be totally normal. If you are below that level, we call it hyponatremia, and if you are above that level, we call it hypernatremia. These word come from hypo (meaning under) or hyper (meaning over), natrium (meaning sodium), and emia (meaning a condition of the blood).

What Are They Looking For:

Hyponatremia especially below 125 mEq/L is the most worrying and tends to result in nausea, vomiting, headache, confusion, and even seizures and coma. But if you are a little under the normal range then you might just have some general discomfort.

Hypernatremia is most concerning above 157 mEq/L but the symptoms are a little more vague, such as lethargy, weakness, and irritability though it can also result in seizures and coma.

Hyponatremia is the one most likely to present itself in a severe state as the thirst response normally kicks in to prevent us from becoming hypernatremic.

Organs Involved:

For such a small molecule, sodium involves a large number of organs. The heart, kidney, liver, vessels, thyroid, and adrenal gland are some examples. All of these systems work in conjunction to keep everything in balance, so when things go awry it can be a little more concerning. These changes normally result from chronic medical conditions that have their own symptoms associated with them though knowing the sodium level can help narrow the differential diagnosis.

Treatment:

All of the treatments looks to correct the salt/water balance and then treat the underlying condition. Normally saline, which is just water and table salt at physiologic concentrations, or some derivative is given in the setting of hyponatremia. With hypernatremia, a more dilute form is need as it is primarily fluid that is lacking.

While hyponatremia can result from various medical conditions, such as liver cirrhosis, hypothyroidism, and Addison’s disease, a more likely cause is vomiting or diarrhea.

Hypernatremia on the other hand can result from diabetes insipidus and Conn’s Syndrome, but is more likely to be the result of excess sweating and poor water intake.

Take Home Point:

If your sodium levels are a little outside of the normal range and you feel fine, your doctor is unlikely to pursue that further. Do not be concerned about that because often small fluctuations occur due to food and water intake.

Diabetes and Alcohol Abuse

DIABETES

Diabetes is so wide spread in the world that there are hardly any person who does not know what diabetes is. But to recap, there are predominantly two types of diabetes; Type 1 and Type2. Some general information on these types of diabetes is given below.

In Type 1 diabetes the pancreas in the body is not able to produce insulin (the only hormone that reduces the content of sugar in the blood stream) and is common in children but not restricted to them. This type of diabetes is insulin dependent.

Type 2 diabetes is more common and it is estimated that some 95% of all diabetic patients belong to this type. In this case, the body does produce insulin, but either in insufficient quantities or the insulin produced is inefficient. This condition is also known as “Diabetes Mellitus”. This type of diabetes is non-insulin dependent.

Another variety of Type 2 diabetes is “Diabetes Insipidus” where there is excessive excretion of highly diluted urine. Reduction in the amount of fluid intake does not have any effect on this condition. There are also different varieties of Diabetes Insipidus, the most common being “Neurogenic Diabetes Insipidus” and the other is “Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus”.

There is another type of diabetes that occurs in pregnant women and is known as “Gestational Diabetes” and occurs in women with no history of diabetes but develop such symptoms during pregnancy.

SYMPTOMS OF DIABETES

The symptoms of diabetes varies from person to person and depends on the following factors:

i. Type of diabetes,

ii. The stage of advancement of the disease,

iii. The age of the patient,

iv. The progress of the disease – slow or gradual

v. The history of diabetes in the family of the patient,

vi. The dietary and lifestyle of the patient, and

vii. The presence of other complications.

Based on the above factors the symptoms vary though there is some similarity. Some of the more obvious symptoms are described below:

i. The foremost symptom would be excessive urination, in excess of the quantity of fluid intake; the urine being thin and pale in color.

ii. Excessive thirst.

iii. Significant increase in appetite but no significant weight gain.

iv. General body weakness.

v. Skin problems such as itching, more predominantly in the genital areas.

vi. Slow healing of wounds, a serious condition.

vii. Pain in many parts of the body, especially in the lower back and the limbs.

viii. A sort of side effect would be loss of vision with patients becoming myopic.

ix. Impotence in men.

x. Both the blood and the urine show a marked content of sugar.

Diabetes currently has no known cure and can only be controlled through medication, diet control and regular exercise preferably walking for a minimum of twenty minutes a day; the distance covered does not matter it is the duration of the walking that counts.

COMPLICATIONS

Know that we know, more or less, the details of diabetes and its symptoms we shall move on to the complications of the disease. The most common complications include the following:

i. Kidney function complications. The earliest to occur. More so if the diet contains too much of fat. Narrowness of the arteries leading to the kidney occur and the toxins in the system are not flushed out completely leading to a complication known as “Uremia”.

ii. Cardio-Vascular problems leading to hypertension and heart disease.

iii. Damage to the retina of the eye and resultant blindness.

iv. Nervous damage causing loss or destruction of the senses of the patient. In severe cases may cause paralysis.

v. The most appalling complication is undoubtedly gangrene especially in the toes leading to its amputation.

As such it essential that a specialist in Diabetology is consulted if there is a suspicion that a person is diabetic and find out exactly what type of diabetes he/she is suffering from and follow scrupulously the physician’s advice in the control of the disease.

DIABETES AND ALCOHOL

The adverse effects of the abuse of alcohol is too well known and really does not really require elaboration.

A drink of alcohol in normally associated with 12 oz. (350 ml.) of beer, 5 oz. (145 ml.) of wine or 1.50oz. (45 ml.) of hard liquor. Each of these is equal to some 15 gms. of alcohol. What is the quantity of alcohol that is considered “light or moderate” and what is considered as excessive? Drinking 15 to 30 gms. of alcohol a day is considered as light or moderate and any excess of this quantity is “excessive” drinking. There are some people who should not drink at all. They include:

i. Pregnant women and those who are trying to become pregnant,

ii. Alcoholics who are recovering,

iii. Individuals who are planning to drive or engage in other activities that need skill or concentration,

iv. Individuals taking certain medicines such as antihistamines, antidepressants and anticonvulsants and

v. Individuals with certain medical conditions such a advanced neuropathy alcohol abuse, pancreatitis and hyper-triglyceridemia.

In respect of individuals with diabetes who have not been drinking it is better not to start.

WHEN IS DRINKING HARMFUL?

Drinking is considered to be harmful for diabetics if they have the following conditions:

i. Damage of the nerves in the arms or legs,

ii. Diabetic related eye disease,

iii. High levels of triglycerides and

iv. High blood pressure.

Alcohol normally damages nerve cells, even light drinking. For those diabetic patients with nerve damage there will be an increase in pain, numbness and burning or tingling sensations.

For those with symptoms of eye disease, drinking can worsen the condition, leading to blindness.

Levels of triglycerides and blood pressure increase with the consumption of drinks, in whatever quantities. Diabetic patients with a high level of triglycerides should not drink at all.

Does this mean that a diagnosis of diabetes is the end to drinking? Well, yes and no. Traditional medical practice advocates the complete cessation of the intake of alcohol. Modern thought differs. Taking a drink is not advised but allowed, but there are some considerations.

– Alcohol can metabolize to produce energy and has dietary consequences.

– Alcohol supports the intake of blood glucose into the liver.

– Many alcoholic drinks contain sugar, especially mixed ones.

– The symptoms of hypoglycemia (drop in blood sugar) and drunkenness are similar and as such alcohol is liable to mask the symptoms of hypoglycemia.

– Excess consumption of alcohol increases the level of triglycerides.

– Diabetics with drinking habits must remain sober enough to take care of themselves.

What is acceptable in moderation are:

– Red wines,

– Dry sherries,

– Spirits with “diet” mixers,

– Dry light beers (light ales with low residual sugars and lagers) and

– Dry or medium dry white wines.

What can be used with extreme caution because of their high content of sugar include:

– Sherries or sweet wines,

– Ports,

– Wine coolers,

– Liqueurs,

– Cocktails,

– Spirits with normal mixers and

– Stout, Porters etc. that have a high residual sugar content.

What can be used with extreme caution because of their high concentration of alcohol are neat, undiluted spirits

The above are not meant as a substitute for proper advice from a physician. As the complications of consumption of alcohol by diabetic patients are more and severe than the detrimental effects of drinkers without diabetes, proper competent advice is advised.

Obesity – A Condition

Two out of every five persons in the present day, suffer from this condition called obesity. Earlier, the term obesity was not very well known to many people. People were simply said to be ‘overweight’ or ‘fat’. There can be different reasons for this. However, when the symptoms are more pronounced in individuals or easily triggered, it is called a ‘condition’. Obesity is a condition or even a ‘disease’ when the fat levels in the body have exceeded a certain level to affect the person’s health and physiological conditions. Obese people are at a high risk of various health problems like heart diseases, diabetes and related problems.

This is a global threat, with different causes – heredity, body composition and lifestyle being the prime culprits. This condition does not arise at or after a specific age. Even children are affected by this condition. There are many children especially in global countries suffering from obesity at a tender age of four or five years. These can be cases of heredity, where one or more of the maternal or paternal family members had this condition.

Body composition can be another reason for obesity. Some people have the body dynamics such that, there is a tendency to bloat after consumption of food or drinks. Such people face issues in reducing the weight, as their body composition is such that, it bloats after intake and hence it cannot be reversed.

Lifestyle is a major contributor to the condition of obesity. Fast paced lives, hectic work schedules, fast food joints, etc are indicators of a lifestyle that is tending towards the downside. These parameters affect the kind of food – quality, hygiene and nutrition of food that is being consumed. Due to work schedules, chances are that you are forced to skip meals – more than once in a day. This can directly affect your metabolism and cause health problems. This pattern multiplied by the number of days and months can eventually lead to the condition of obesity. Apart from the food intake, habits of smoking, drinking and drugs can also lead to this condition. It depends on the body composition, the routine and the nature of material and the frequency of habits.

Remedy

For cases of heredity and body composition – the advice would be to consult a nutritionist or a doctor who can analyze and understand your system and then suggest you a remedy – either medicinal or physical routine or other supplements. For lifestyle – the remedy is in your control. Control your habits or see your health deteriorate.

What is Causing Your Face Rash?

Getting a rash on your face can make you extremely uncomfortable and also embarrassed. You tend to hide it using your hand or creams, and also it is a worrisome thing. Also, a rash on the face is very difficult to hide. Sometimes a face rash may mean a much more serious illness. It is always best to investigate when you develop a face rash with the help of a doctor. There are some common causes for developing a face rash and these rashes look different.

One of the most common types of rash is the heat rash. When skin is exposed to excessive heat, the body’s temperature also increases. This excessive heat may cause a cluster of pimples and blisters in areas like the neck and face. The best way to get rid of this rash is by cooling down your body. You can have cooling things like butter milk or citrus juices.

Dry skin is another common cause of rash. They make the skin itchy and flaky resulting in a rash. Usually this type of rash looks red or a deep brown color. You can see that skin is cracked or scratched. If you want to cure dry skin, you should use external applications such as creams and moisturizers. You can also help your condition of dry skin and thus avoid rash is taking some essential oils. These are present in mineral and vitamin supplements.

More serious conditions like psoriasis, chicken pox, seborrhea and melanoma’s can cause frequent skin rashes. These rashes are much different in appearance and they will also spread all over the body.

Home Remedies For Cold Sores!

There are many home remedies for cold sores that you can try, but are any of them really effective? The answer to this question is yes – but there are a few things that you need to know if you would like to quickly heal your cold sore.

The first thing that to remember if you are planning on using any home remedies, is that they are most effective when applied within the first 24 hours. As a cold sore is starting, the first few hours are critical because that is the time that it is multiplying and growing. If you can slow down the progress within this first stage, then your home remedy treatment plan will be much more effective.

I suggest that you keep a bottle of Abreva on hand at all times, because I have personally found that this is the most effective way to slow down the growth of a cold sore. This is the easiest treatment that can be done at home: Abreva can be purchased at any pharmacy (it is an over-the-counter medication), and you simply need to rub the creme on the affected area.

If you catch the cold sore fast enough, the skin won’t even be broken yet– so make sure to apply the creme liberally and gently rub it in. Continue to apply Abreva on a regular basis, following the directions on the package.

There are also a few other natural cold sore treatments that you can try. The first one is to place an ice cube on the affected area. Some people have found when they place the ice on their growing cold sore it will help to reduce the swelling in the area and also prevent the cold sore from growing larger.

Another natural cold sore remedy is to take Lysine supplements. This treatment does not work for everyone, but Lysine can effectively slow down the outbreak for some people. Taking Lysine supplements on a regular basis is also a great way to prevent future outbreaks.

A Psoriasis Treatment That Lasts Forever

There are many forms of treatment for Psoriasis, but none more relevant as in realizing what researchers are now saying, and what my dermatologist has been preaching to me for years… that the root of Psoriasis is a T-cell imbalance (immune system) and a build-up of toxins within your intestinal tract (mainly your colon walls) where parasites thrive. As a long time sufferer of Psoriasis, I had been looking for a Psoriasis Treatment most of my life and was successful on three separate occasions, one of which was accidental.

For the benefit of all who are afflicted by Psoriasis, I will briefly describe my episodes of a successful Psoriasis Treatment, although these were not permanent solutions or cures.

The first was back in 1974 when I had a bout with a pseudo-tumor (meaning false) on my left optic nerve. Although benign, when inflamed, it would cause excruciating pain. Long story short… to avoid the risk of surgery, I was treated with a fairly new drug on the market at the time called ‘prednisone’. I can tell you that in a matter of a few days, all of my Psoriasis had disappeared. Unfortunately, no one can remain on prednisone indefinitely, and not too long after I was off the drug, the Psoriasis came back double. Today, this drug is only used on extreme cases as a Psoriasis Treatment.

The second time, was in 1992 when I was taking huge doses (10,000 IUs) of beta-carotene per day. More on this in an upcoming article… and why.

The third time , was when I began my personal quest to cure my Psoriasis forever. After much research dating back to some 2000 years ago, when Psoriasis was thought to be leprosy, it occurred to me that there had to be more to Psoriasis than “we knew”. Now researches are discovering and generally confirming what I had suspected all this time… a combination of toxins (parasites), poor eating habits, and some kind of imbalance of the immune system (T-cells), which led me to my own logical deduction and method of a Psoriasis Treatment.

But before we go into the above in depth, lets explore the other forms of oral Psoriasis Treatment such as drugs since we now know that Psoriasis is an internal problem, and the external appearance just an expression of whats happening inside.

You should know that using drugs as a Psoriasis Treatment is foolish and completely unnecessary in my opinion. The side effects are so devastating that it’s simply not worth the risk. Did not the juice man cure his prostate cancer by returning to the source. Did not Dr. Fishbein cure his stage-4 brain tumor by returning to the source. Don’t you think that if you can do the latter… that you can do the same for Psoriasis?

The most commonly used ‘oral’ drugs as a treatment for Psoriasis are:

Prednisone, Methotrexate, Acitretin (Soriatane), and finally Cyclosporin (Neoral)

If you do your research on any of these drugs and pay attention to the possible side effects, I guarantee you’ll stay away. Thankfully, most people don’t take drugs for Psoriasis and stick to the all too expensive, band-aid solutions, such as cortisone based creams.

These creams (also known as topical treatments) shouldn’t even be categorized as a Psoriasis Treatment. What they are… are simply Psoriasis Itch Reliefs. They simply help in reducing the build-up of scales which cause unbearable itching, causing you to scratch until you bleed. I’ve tried most, be it Dovobet, Dermovate, Dovonex, Dithranol, and others, and they all give the same basic results after one to two applications per day. A very expensive, life-time band-aid solution, to treating Psoriasis.

I won’t even venture in ‘light therapy’ and ‘moisturizers’ and other relief forms as a Psoriasis Treatment, except to say that any tanning salon or a day in the hot sun, will give you the same results. Anybody who has Psoriasis knows that a little sweat from heat will loosen those scales almost immediately. But it is still temporary relief methods.

Now comes the truth about a serious Psoriasis Treatment… very simple, but requiring discipline.

And without embarking on a time machine to explain the connection between Psoriasis of some 2000 years ago and Psoriasis of today, I’ll just repeat what my dermatologist once said, “You weren’t born with Psoriasis and it isn’t hereditary, so go back to when you didn’t have it. He was referring to toxins in my system.

A true Psoriasis Treatment, which will cure you within 6 months to a year or maybe two, will require you to understand that your body is not a garbage disposal and must be cleansed and kept clean as much as possible. This can only be done through a proper diet which in turn will strengthen your immune system naturally, and restore the balance, while eliminating toxins on a daily basis. Parasites in your body, then and now, are the main causes of diseases.

Allergy – The Number One Environmental Disease

Allergy is more than just a runny nose. In the practice of Environmental Medicine, allergy is the number one environmentally caused disease or disorder. Yet many people don’t realize how many different problems can develop because of allergies.

The term allergy was first introduced by Dr. Von Pirquet in 1904 and was defined as “any altered reaction to a substance.” This definition of allergy was generally accepted until 1967, when Dr. Ishizaka isolated immunoglobulin E in a person’s blood and identified this protein as the specific marker to identify allergic reactions.

With identification of what was then thought of as the only physiological means of mediating allergy, the term allergy came to be applied only to immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated reactions.

Ishizaka’s new definition of allergy, however, resulted in the failure of most physicians to recognize that people can and do react to many things which are not IgE mediated. Inhalant allergens such as pollen, dust, molds, and danders (typically IgE mediated) are indeed major causes of classical allergy–allergic rhinitis, asthma, and eczema–and it is helpful to reduce the allergic load coming from them through avoidance or allergy extracts.

However, sensitivities to foods and chemicals are often not IgE mediated and are thus missed in the diagnosis. In our 29 years of experience at The Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, we have found that chronic symptoms and disease are very often caused by exposures to allergenic foods and chemicals. Reactions to these substances may be mediated by immunoglobulin G (IgG) or other immunoglobulins, or may occur as a reaction within the gastrointestinal tract itself.

Based on our experience from working with thousands of patients, we at The Center prefer to use the terms “food and chemical sensitivity” rather than “food and chemical allergy,” knowing that people do react even if the mechanism is not IgE mediated. We have found that common causes of headaches are often (but not always) sensitivity to cane, corn, cola, chocolate, and/or citrus, and common causes of arthritic pain are sensitivity to beef, pork, apple, soy, coffee, and the solanine containing foods–tomato, potato, eggplant and peppers. The mechanism of these reactions is clearly not IgE mediated. To complicate matters further, each person is unique and their triggers for these disorders and other pain syndromes are highly individual.

Most physicians practicing Environmental Medicine are of the opinion that if you could do only one thing with a patient presenting with multiple chronic sign and symptoms, it would be an elimination diet followed by a deliberate challenge testing of the patient’s foods. Most patients are amazed to learn that problem foods are usually those that are eaten frequently or craved. Experience with brittle asthmatics reveals that 50-60 percent get better with food elimination. This again emphasizes the important role of the gut as the gatekeeper of the body and also the importance of good digestion.

Any organ or system of the body can be the target of an “allergic” or sensitivity reaction. Thus, we often see patients presenting with multi-system involvement. Identifying their food, chemical, and inhalant triggers helps resolve such problems as gastro-esophageal reflux, chronic nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bedwetting, frequency and urgency of urination, chronic persistent cough, asthma, and chronic joint pain. Yet the organ system taking the biggest hit is the nervous system. Allergy or sensitivity involving the nervous system as the target of reactions can cause learning disabilities, psychosis and schizophrenia, depression, lethargy, fatigue, agoraphobia, panic attacks, sleep apnea, restless legs, and other neurological impairments. Why use life-long drug therapy when in many cases identifying contributing allergies or sensitivities can eliminate or greatly reduce such problems?

People may often note that their medical problems are cyclical, occurring at a specific time of the year. What they don’t recognize is that the seasonality of onset is related to pollens–trees in the spring, grass in the summer, and weeds in the fall. It is therefore important to ask not only what problem the patient has, but also when do they get their symptoms? It is equally important to understand that foods cross-react with pollens. One may be more reactive to specific foods when there are concomitant pollens in the air. In addition, in women cyclical signs and symptoms may be related to their menstrual cycle. We call this endocrine allergy, reactions being related to hormone sensitivities. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a manifestation of hormonal sensitivity and responds quickly to the Environmental Medicine approach.

One of the major causes of disease is autoimmunity: the body literally attacks itself because it no longer recognizes self from non-self. Such diseases as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and thyroiditis are autoimmune diseases. They are often caused by microorganisms living in the body that cross-react against specific body tissues. Cross-reactivity of the organism Group A beta hemolytic streptococcus with heart and kidney tissue is the cause of rheumatic fever and glomerulonephritis. Allergy or sensitivity to even normally occurring microbial flora may trigger autoimmune diseases in susceptible individuals. Using techniques of hypo-sensitization and neutralization can be beneficial in overcoming cross-reactivity to various organisms and thus helping to control autoimmune diseases.

Hopefully, this article has demonstrated that “allergy” is more than just a runny nose, and that it can be the cause of many of your signs and symptoms.

Biomedical Autism Treatment – Yes, it Could Help Your Autistic Child!

An Autism Doctor Explains The Many Benefits of Biomedical Autism Treatments:

Biomedical autism treatment is an expanding area of medicine that recognizes for the majority of autism-spectrum children, teenagers and adults, that they are dealing with underlying medical issues that are at the root cause of their autism condition. Specialists such as physicians, scientists, general healthcare practitioners, and parents have known for years that biomedical autism treatment works for a large majority of autism individuals. These biomedical autism treatments include diet, supplement therapy, immune support, and more.

The main areas of improvement are the following:

* Better cognitive skills – learning, memory retention, etc.

* Improved social skills – more appropriate interactions, willingness to engage socially.

* Better eye contact, attention, focusing enhanced.

* More stable behaviors – less aggressive, tantrums, and irritability

* Improved capacity for speech development*

* Increased environmental awareness

* Less self-stimulatory behavior

For years “traditional” medical practitioners only describes autism as a neuro-developmental disorder. Their limited scope of treatment involves psychiatric medications, and behavioral therapies. However, the biomedical field understands that autism is more than just a brain disorder. It views autism as a multi-system disorder that adversely affects the brain. Multi-system means the immune, digestion, hormone, detoxification and blood chemistry systems all play an interactive role in many cases of autism Imbalances, deficiencies and dysfunctions in the normal functioning of these body systems can adversely affect a person’s health and brain function leading to what we call autism or an autism-spectrum disorder. When an autistic individual is assessed medically, and their multiple underlying medical issues are addressed through biomedical autism treatment, many times their autism condition can improve or completely go away. The medical community that addresses autism this way by implementing biomedical autism biomedical treatment recognizes that autism is treatable and actually reversible for many individuals on the autism-spectrum.

5 Simple Ways to Get Rid of Depression

1) Wake up in the morning

2) Get Passionate

3) Identify your Depression Triggers

4) Update your Mental Associations

5) Learn to breathe slow and deep

1) Wake Up in the Morning

There are 2 reasons why waking up in the morning – the earlier the better – helps get rid of depression;

1) Between 3am and around noon the human endocrine system is in ‘waking mode’. This means your hormones are guiding your body to be active and alert rather than rested or sleeping. If you wake up during this time, you will have access to more than double the amount of vital energy you would if you woke up in the afternoon, evening or night. It is extremely depressing to wake up low on energy.

2) Because all people have more energy in the morning, and most have rested in the night, people are more optimistic, kinder perhaps, and more cheerful in the morning. Your idea of the world will be a happier one if you woke up at this time. In the afternoons and evenings most people are tired, stressed or burdened. You will be waking up to harder more difficult world – whether you can see this or not – and this can take its toll on you.

Our idea of the world goes a long way in causing depression or getting rid of it. No matter what you feel of life in general, either way its just half the picture. By waking up in the morning you choose to enjoy the lighter side during your waking hours. It makes a BIG difference. Try it!

2) Get Passionate

I know I might owe your visit here to searching the net for relief from depression, but we really need to stop focussing on Depression so much. The fact is, no matter what our reasons for being down, we are not going to move on from here till we get involved in something else. The more we think about depression, the higher our chances get of experiencing it.

Its now time to get passionate. Almost 90% of people with depression say they find relief when they are doing something they are passionate about. I do believe that one of the quickest ways to get relief from depression is to actually get involved in something passionately and whole-heartedly. You just have to take the first step towards your passion, nature and God will do the rest.

3) Identify your Depression Triggers

Your ‘Depression Triggers’ are those little incidents or places or people that trigger depression in you. They might be something totally unrelated or insignificant to your life in general. For example, the first time I adopted a pup, she pooped and peed all over the place for months and months. I just didn’t know how to toilet train her, and then she was in the habit of eating things that upset her stomach. I cleaned up after her night and day using Lizol (disinfectant). My work was affected because of the time I spent just keeping the place clean, I hardly had time to rest, and I was constantly embarrassed and tense when people came to visit – it was a very difficult time for me.

A year on however and long after the nightmare was over, I found myself getting depressed every time I saw a Lizol bottle or smelled Lizol. For no reason I would go from being perfectly happy to feeling really low on energy and even hopeless – the same hopelessness and sense of failure I used to feel whenever I realized I hadn’t been able to toilet train my dog.

I realized then that the smell of Lizol was triggering Depression in me, and lo and behold the second I became aware of it, it stopped depressing me! I even find it sort of funny now that a bottle of disinfectant could affect me that way.

We need to be aware of the little triggers that depress us. Then, we either remove them from our lives or face them and work it out or laugh it off. We need to resolve the issue in our hearts so we can face life in the moment and not be so affected by incidents of the past.

When we get depressed because of these triggers from the past, we are essentially carrying umbrellas long after it has stopped raining. Now isn’t that a waste of energy?

4) Update your mental associations

From the moment we are born our brains start compiling a database of information on related things. For example, we associate church with God, sunshine with a happy day, hospitals with illness or pain, and so on. These associations lie beneath most of our sub-conscious reactions to life long after our childhood. Sometimes though, they can become irrelevant and be more of a pain than a help.

Many of these associations are also inherited from our parents and ancestors. For example, until a few decades ago most households made fresh bread every day right in the home. The lovely smell of fresh bread made people feel secure and well. The generations that followed began to buy bread from the market, but we all still associate the smell of fresh bread with well-being and peace. It is an inherited association. Real estate agents report that houses that smell of fresh bread sell much faster than other houses.

Similarly we have mental associations that can trigger depression in us. The scent of the cologne that someone we had an unpleasant experience with wore, a bus or train station where we said a final goodbye to a loved one, or even things like pencils, books, furniture, certain foods etc.

I had a terrible experience as a teenager when a friend I loved and cherished stopped talking to me without explanation. I made repeated phone calls but there was no answer – I know it was just my home number that was being left unanswered. It left such a terrible hurt in me that for years later I got stressed out and upset around phones.

The day I became aware of how I had associated phones with pain and trauma, it all stopped. Phones don’t depress me anymore. I can’t believe I was once so affected by a little electronic instrument!

Get yourself a pen and paper or open a blank document on your computer. Make a list of all the little things that deeply upset you. Then find out why they affect you so. You’ll find yourself so relieved and laughing when you see how little insignificant things were troubling you so deeply all along.

5) Learn to breathe slow and deep

When we breathe fast and shallow, our body assumes we are in stress because that’s what we naturally do in moments of stress. When we breathe slow and deep, our body assumes we are resting now.

If we have made a habit of breathing fast and shallow, we have made a habit of keeping our body in stress mode. Naturally we are depressed. How can we expect our nervous system to rest and feel well if it has to constantly be on the alert? How can we expect to fall asleep peacefully if our body still thinks we are on the battlefield?

Its just a simple little thing, and the No.1 cause of real clinical depression that is a long term hormone imbalance. Just breathe deep and slow. Do it every time you’re watching TV (especially if you’re watching a news channel!), do it while you are walking or working, or cooking, and please do it in bed. There’s almost no stress related condition that cannot be healed by beginning to breathe deep and slow.

It really is a return to childhood because that’s how we breathed as children. We took in air in huge trusting doses and felt it right till our tummies. We slept well, ate well, and were able to learn, play, grow and enjoy life.