Psoriasis Cure

Psoriasis is still a mystery to health care providers and researchers. It has been established that psoriasis is a genetic condition that involves the immune system and is neither a bacterial infection nor contagious.

Health care providers have developed new light treatments, oral medicines, and medicines made from living organisms, called biologics. None of these medications are curative and all only treat the symptoms.

Biologics are of particular interest as they work against the disease, stemming its growth in its early stages and offer advantages over other treatments. Biologic indications are recommended for people with moderate to severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. This is a viable option for people who do not respond to other treatments and have experienced the harmful side effects of psoriasis.

Topical and systemic treatments can clear psoriasis over a period of time. When psoriasis is intensive then ultraviolet light treatment or phototherapy is attempted on patients. Phototherapy involves exposing the skin to wavelengths of ultraviolet light under medical supervision. Ultraviolet light B (UVB) is an effective form of ultraviolet radiation for treating psoriasis. UVB slows the abnormally rapid growth of skin cells associated with psoriasis. Treatment involves exposing the skin to an artificial UVB light source over a set period of time.

Psoriasis has no predictable pattern of spreading and may manifest in any form. There is no certain technique for preventing psoriasis from appearing. Stress, certain medications or even the weather can trigger particular types of psoriasis. Researchers have learned about the nature of psoriasis and the involvement with certain cells and continue to find a cure.

No single psoriasis treatment works for everyone. It is hard to predict what will work for a particular individual. An open mind and willingness to work along with a doctor to find the best possible treatment goes a long way in the treatment of psoriasis.

Part 2 – Reduce Your Child’s Toxic Load

In the previous article of this series I explained that improving air quality in your home can reduce your child’s susceptibility to illness. Now, I tell you why a critical step in disease prevention is to:

Reduce Your Child’s Toxic Load

Toxins are a major cause of illness because they put the body’s systems under stress. Over time, this can lead to frequent health problems where the immune system seems unable to deal with bacteria, fungi, foodstuffs and even with harmless substances.

Our kids are now exposed to an unprecedented and growing number of chemicals in the 21st century, including toxins in everyday items like styrofoam, plastics, mercury, aluminum, pesticides, smog, petrochemicals, solvents, chlorine, fluoride, smog, electromagnetic pollution from cell phones and microwaves, traffic exhaust and food additives. These can enter the body through food and water, the air we breathe, and the pores of our skin. Most of the toxins in tap water, for instance, are absorbed through the skin.

Children are especially vulnerable to toxins. Their immune systems are still not fully developed; their smaller body mass can lead to much faster concentrations of toxins, and they are closer to the ground where many toxic fumes (like diesel fumes) tend to settle. So your child may react to toxin levels that don’t even affect you.

Even one food additive can noticeably affect a child’s health, so you can imagine how their bodies must struggle with the hundreds of additives found in the modern, over-processed diet. Have you ever noticed how some kids get hyperactive with some foods additives or sugar? Toxins force your child’s body to work harder to get rid of them. Over time, this can further stress your child’s already weakened immune system.

Here are some ways to reduce your child’s exposure to toxins:

• Choose more natural, unprocessed, whole foods (and if possible, organic meats, eggs, dairy and strawberries as these foods are often heavily treated with chemicals)

• Use plain baking soda and white vinegar to replace most cleaning products.

• Provide good ventilation, especially when cooking fish or frying.

• Plant low pollen trees around your home to filter the air of pollutants.

• Reduce time spent in front of computer or television, and limit cell phone use, as these appliances emit harmful electromagnetic frequencies

• Avoid home or personal products that have a noticeable smell or perfume, and air plastic products, including toys, outside until their fumes are gone. The fumes are toxic.

• Cool food or drink before putting in plastic containers to avoid chemical leaching.

To help your child’s body get rid of toxins, support natural detoxification process with:

• Lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, and little or no wheat, dairy, trans fats, and sugar

• Plenty of fresh air and exercise to help the body quickly eliminate toxins, and to oxygenate the cells

• Adequate water to ensure that the toxins and parasites are flushed out safely, and that the body’s detox organs (which include the liver, kidneys and skin) remain healthy

• A low-stress, cheerful, peaceful environment, as too much or frequent stress are toxic.

What Are the Best Pets For Children?

What are the best pets for children? If you have a child, getting a pet for them can be one of the greatest things you can do for them, as it will allow them to learn about animals and also learn about the responsibility of looking after a pet. But it is important to get the best pet for your child.

Cats make great pets because they tend to mainly look after themselves. They just need feeding and their litter tray to be cleaned, but apart from that they do not need constant attention, yet they are so cute and cuddly and most children will love having cats around.

Dogs tend to be more demanding, needing more constant attention, and also needing to be taken out for walks. This will take time out of a child's day, but in the long run the child will learn more about the responsibility side of owning a pet.

For children that live in small apartments where space is more of a factor, smaller pets might be more ideal. Goldfish are very simple pets to look after, and do not require much space. Birds are another option, as they can be kept in a cage to stop them flying around too much. Rats are easy to care for, although some children might not like the idea of ​​owning a rat. If that is the case, then maybe consider getting a guinea pig, as they very sweet natured and also easy to care for. However, one thing to remember with Guinea pigs is that they have a high need for vitamin C to prevent scurvy.

Drug Treatment For Weight Loss

When it comes to weight loss, many people are just too impatient to get results. They want a fix-it-quick solution. Any wonder that drug treatment for weight loss is a big business? Just because the once-dreaded diseases like polio, typhoid and pneumonia are all well under control now, people often thinks the same can likewise be performed to lose weight using drug treatment for weight loss.

Browsing through magazines, we can see advertisements of these drugs. Don’t we have drugs and other products like this already? Sorry to disappoint, but the answer is negative. But that has not stopped people from promoting drug treatment for weight loss. For the most part of the last century, scientists, hustlers and snake oil salesmen alike have searched for that magic bullet that can keep us slim and trim without too much physical exertion, effort, willpower, or sweat. A simple and convenient way indeed, if it works. But that magic bullet has remained as elusive as ever.

For the better part of a century, many drug treatments for weight loss had been promoted and failed. They actually did more harm than good. Complications ranged from addiction, hypertension to death.

In the next decade or two, it is possible that fundamental discoveries about genetics, hormones and neurotransmitters may lead to some effective advances. Pharmaceutical companies are looking into the possibility of creating some new anti-obesity drugs. The increasing understanding of obesity as a chronic illness, and its treatment like diabetes or hypertension and breakthroughs in molecular biology leading to understanding of the relationship between brain, body and behavior have re-kindled the interests in pharmaceutical firms to discover drug treatment for weight loss.

Drug treatment for weight loss generally falls into 3 categories:

o Appetite Suppressants. Appetite suppressants as the name suggests act to suppress our appetite. They create a false sensation of satisfaction, of fullness without having to eat as much.

o Stimulants. They act to speed up our rate of metabolism. More calories will be burnt, hence leading to less excess energy remaining to be stored in our body system.

o Fat Blockers. As the name suggests, will prevent the digestion of the fats in the food we take.

Currently there are very few drugs available in the market that can do the job. In general, most prescription drugs approved for weight control work by suppressing appetites. The negative side of appetite suppressants is their side effects such as insomnia, dry mouth, headache, nervousness and constipation. Additionally, it may raise blood pressure, increase heart rate and may be unsuitable for people with a history of stroke, heart disease or uncontrolled high blood pressure.

The limitation of drug treatment for weight loss is that they are only effective in the near term. Whatever ‘achievements’ will only be short-lived. After about 4 to 6 months, the loss is steadily regained.

Disclaimer: Drug treatment for weight loss must be properly prescribed by a medical professional who has knowledge of your medical background. These notes are for educational purpose only and in no way should be taken to substitute sound medical advices.

What to Do With Stuck Violin Pegs

A stuck violin peg can be an annoying pain to deal with. No one wants to be caught in this situation! Truth is, some people might be tempted to just throw out the violin or take it to a professional and have them look at it. While that may be the best option, there are a number of things you can try to the peg in order to move it and readjust it yourself. While I don’t guarantee any of this will work 100 percent of the time, they are safe and will not damage the instrument so long as you are careful.

First thing to do is remove the string, if you can. If you are desperate and neither the string nor the peg will budge, take the string off and all the other strings off by either untwisting them or cutting them with wire cutters. This will relieve some of the tension on the peg and give you much more room to work with while figuring out how to remove the peg. The clutter of all the strings can create quite a bit of stress regarding how to fix the stuck peg as it gives you another piece of the puzzle to work around. Don’t let this happen to you.

Next up, try taking a screwdriver or a blunt nail of some sort and pressing it against the inside of the peg. You want to make sure that you do not scrape the peg or anything else surrounding it while doing this. That may mean getting something with a rounded tip. Take a soft mallet to the opposite end and try tapping it against the opposite side of the screwdriver so it pushes against the peg and pushes it out of the violin’s scroll. Be gentle! It should only take a few mild hits with a rubber mallet or a hammer and the peg should slide out and be movable immediately.

Last thing you can try is to take lubricant and spray it along the inside of the peg so that it slides out more easily. From here you can tap it out from the inside or you can take a cloth and wrap it around the peg and turn it. This will make the stuck peg slide a lot more easily and help remove it quickly and without incident. Just be sure not to spray too much lubricant or else you might not be able to get a hold of the violin peg.

Sinus Infection Treatment Using Herbal Remedies

Sinus infections are quite annoying and painful due to the swelling and accumulated mucus that hampers your breathing. This condition could be triggered by many factors including fungal infection, food allergies, environmental allergies, dental allergies, and flu and cold symptoms. To prevent the symptoms from being more severe, some natural remedies are given to combat them.

1. Make a hot soup by including cayenne, garlic, onion, pepper and horseradish as the ingredients. Each one of these spices has a great property to eliminate excess mucus from your respiratory system. For less-comfortable alternative, mix a full teaspoon of horseradish with lemon juice. This trick will help you eliminating the mucus faster.

2. Apart from putting cayenne into your soup, you can use it alone to relief the sinus infection symptoms. Mix a teaspoon of cayenne pepper into a glass of water, then drink the solution. This works as effective as the horseradish method.

3. Another great remedy for treating sinus infection is by using fresh St. Johns Wort, Stinging Nettle and Plantain. Add one teaspoon of each ingredients into three cups of hot, boiled water. Let steep for 3 to 6 minutes to make a tea. Drink a cup of the tea in the morning and repeat at noon and evening while the remainder still fresh. With some luck, you will not need to follow the instructions on the second day, as the symptoms will be immediately eliminated.

4. Treating sinus infection can also be done by drinking a shot of Noni juice a few times a day. Although does not taste good, Noni juice is a great remedy for the problem. You can find bottled Noni juice at health food store nearby your home.

5. Grapefruit seed extract has powerful properties to combat fungi, bacteria, parasites, microbes and viruses. It is also great for treating sinus infections. Use the extract as a nasal spray (find it easily at drugstores) and you will notice that the symptoms will leave you in no time.

6. Prepare 6 ounces of water and put 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar into it. To make the solution more digestible, you can add a teaspoon of stevia or raw honey. Drink the concoction three times a day for five consecutive days. The apple cider vinegar is great for mucus congestion, so that it could be eliminated easily.

7. As sinus infection may be triggered by food allergies, steer clear from the triggers such as milk, yoghurt, cheese and ice cream. Avoiding these foods is necessary for faster recovery from the symptoms.

Preventing Ankle Sprains – Taping (Part 5)

A very effective way of reducing the occurrence of ankle sprains is to tape the ankle. Ankle taping procedures have been used by athletic trainers for decades in with the goal of protecting the joint. Most ankle taping procedures are intended to restrict excessive motion of the ankle joint while preventing normal ranges of motion to occur. Many researchers have found this to be an effective method for accomplishing this goal and for reducing the number of ankle sprain injuries.

There are a number of ankle taping techniques that are used. However, ankle taping jobs that are meant specifically for reducing ankle sprain occurrence and severity have a few common features to them. Bear in mind that each trainer or person applying the tape has his or her own style and the level of experience will come into play when tape is applied. Overall, the approach has a lot of evidence to prove that it works.

The main components of an effective ankle taping include these techniques: a Basket weave, Heel locks, and Figure-of-eight taping.

The Basket weave is the first technique applied. It involves placing tape from the inside part of the lower leg, wrapping around the bottom of the foot and ending on the outside of the lower leg. Then a strip is placed from the outside of the foot, around the Achilles tendon and ending on the inside of the foot. This procedure is repeated and slightly offset from the previous spot two to three times. The end result looks sort of like a woven basket.

The Heel lock starts on the top of the foot, wraps around the bottom, then the side of the heel and then back up to the top of the foot to lock the heel in position. This may be repeated once or twice.

The Figure-of-eight starts at the top of the foot and serpentines around the foot and the lower leg to add stability to the joint. This may be the most important feature of an ankle taping job. Research suggests that at least three Figure-of-eight wraps can reduce the occurrence of ankle sprains [i].

The main drawbacks to taping the ankle are that it is costly, time consuming, and can inconsistent. Each time an ankle is taped the support is destroyed after it is cut off. Next time more tape must be used to tape the ankle. It has been estimated that each ankle wrapping job can cost $ 1.37 not including labor and pre-wrap material [ii]. Over the course of a season this can get expensive to an athlete who is having one or both ankles taped before every practice and game. In addition an ankle taping can take about 5 minutes as opposed to a brace which can be slipped on in seconds. With respect to consistency, no two ankle jobs are the same since they are hand done by a human being. But for this reason they may be more comfortable than a brace. While tape offers more support than an ankle brace when it is first applied, moisture from sweat and movement loosen up the tape slightly and some support is lost [iii], [iv], [v].

In summary ankle taping is a highly effective method for preventing ankle sprains. It is not the most cost effective and there are a few minor considerations, but if you can afford it this is one of the best and most comfortable means for preventing ankle sprains.

Healing Those Cheerleading Bruises

The 26th annual report from the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill listed cheerleading as “the most dangerous sport.” Fortunately, serious cheerleading injuries are decreasing, but any sport can lead to bumps and bruises.

There are natural remedies for cheerleaders’ small injuries which can keep them from interfering with the enjoyment of the sport.

First, we need to understand how bruises form. When you hit a body part, perhaps by falling during a cheer routine, small blood vessels break and leak blood underneath the skin. The blood pools and shows through the skin. This is the source of the discoloration that shows as a bruise.

This can be painful. Even if the bruise doesn’t hurt much, cheerleading is a performance art as well as a sport, so we want to get rid of the discoloration as fast as possible.

As the body heals itself, the blood cells that have gathered under the skin break down and wash away. You can see the process as the bruise changes color and disappears. It can take days or even weeks for a bruise to heal completely, and there are a number of factors that affect the length of time involved.

There are some immediate actions you can take to speed the healing process:

  • A cold compress can slow down the blood flow to the area and keep the bruise from getting larger.
  • Raising the bruised body part above the head lets gravity keep the blood from flowing into the area.

There are also some natural remedies that can help speed healing:

  • Bromelain, a natural fruit enzyme found in papayas, has been shown in medical studies to speed the healing of bruises. Since bromelain is found mostly in the stems and leaves of the plant, taking the enzyme in medical form is more effective than simply eating more pineapple.
  • Papain is another fruit enzyme, found in papaya. Papain has been shown in clinical trials to be effective in treatment of edema and inflammation, and to speed the healing of wounds.
  • Arnica is an herb, used extensively to speed healing. While it shouldn’t be taken internally, topical application of creams or balms containing arnica has a vasodilating effect. This means that it enlarges the small blood vessels beneath the skin, making it easier to carry away the blood and fluids that build up in a bruise.

Bruises can be painful and unsightly, and for athletes they may not be preventable, but fortunately they are treatable.

Ulcer Symptoms

Do you feel a sharp pain around your stomach region? Or are you feeling a bit nausea or tiredness? If so, you may have ulcer symptoms. But first what exactly ARE ulcers? Ulcers are generally crater-like sores about 1/4 inch to 3/4 inches in diameter, but can often range from 1 to 2 inches in diameter. These small crater-like sores can form in the lining of the stomach, in the small area just below the stomach near the beginning of the small intestine in the duodenum, or in rare cases, even in the esophagus area. Ulcers that are in the stomach or duodenum are often referred to as peptic ulcers.

Ulcers are created when the lining of the stomach (or duodenum) is damaged in one or more places. The hydrochloric acid and pepsin (the stuff that digest and break down your food) works on the lining of your stomach as they would on food. Trying to break down the lining of your stomach as though to digest it. An ulcer can be created in two ways. Known mainly as the defensives and aggressive factor.

One way is when too much acid and pepsin damages the stomach lining, which results in ulcers. And the second, more commonly way, is when the damage is first caused by some other means making the stomach lining vulnerable to even an ordinary level of acid and pepsin.

Each individual is different and ulcer symptoms can be similar of different greatly to one another. Some common cases of symptoms are either NO symptoms at all, OR:

A sharp, burning pain in the upper abdomen around your breastbone and naval. The pain can be excruciating a couple hours after a meal, or in the middle of the night when your stomach is empty.

Vomiting

Nausea

Loss of Appetite

Loss of Weight

Weakness and Tiredness

Blood in vomit or in the "stool"

If you have any of these symptoms, it is recommended that you seek medical attention immediately. These ulcer symptoms are common among other diseases / illnesses. Remember, you may or may not have an ulcer, but another medical condition. The best way to find out is to seek professional attention.

Antibiotics – Too Much Of A Good Thing?

Antibiotics have long been seen as a panacea – but is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Some commentators certainly think so.

"It is ironic that this humble fungus, hailed as a benefactor of mankind may by its very success prove to be a factor factor in the decline of the present civilization", says
Dr. John I Pitt, The Genus Penicillin, 1979. (1)

The Soil Association is also worried, saying: "MRSA, the hospital super bug, arouse through overuse of penicillin-type drugs in human medicine … it continues to mutate. (2)

"Our overuse of medical antibiotics has reduced the human gut to a burned-out minefield, destroying the good guys along with the bad guys," points out Dr. Jordan Rubin in The Maker's Diet. (3)

Is this another case of certain groups and individuals over-dramatizing and scaremongering? Or should we be doing something to mitigate the effects of an excess of antibiotics?

There is no doubt that antibiotics currently save many lives. So the purpose of this article is not to demonize them but to examine their role (including their overuse in many cases), and to outline some essential strategies to reduce their potentially damaging effects on the body. We will examine the following areas below:

o The internal ecosystem: a delicate balance

o A brief history of antibiotics

o What are antibiotics used for?

o Are they being abused?

o Symptoms of an imbalance

o Suggestions from Dr. David Holland

(co-author – The Fungus Link)

The internal ecosystem: a delicate balance

This article is based on the following essential principle:
"There is a poor balance or symbiosis that exists of micro organisms within the body that when altered can lead to disease."

A healthy human adult has about three to four pounds of beneficial bacteria and fungi living within her / his intestines. These microbes compete for nutrients from the food you consume. The beneficial bacteria (like probiotics) keep the bad guys (like yeast) in check and cause them to produce nutrients like B vitamins. (1)

The normal ratio is around 85% good bacteria and 15% bad micro organisms. Now unfortunately most people show the reverse ratio. One reason for this shift is through the use of antibiotics. (4)

A brief history of antibiotics

Antibiotics are also known as anti-bacteria, anti-microbials and mycotoxins.

In 1928 Alexander Fleming accidentally stumbled across penicillin when he noticed that a mold (fungi) had contaminated agar plate upon which he had tried to harvest bacteria. Bacteria near the mold died. This led scientists down the path of antibiotics in treating infectious diseases.

But fungi was actually the first organisms found to cause infectious diseases in humans. Schoenlein (1790 – 1864) linked fungi to ringworm (fungal infection) and began the fight against fungi until Fleming led the new drive against bacteria and later viruses. (1)

What are antibiotics used for?

Antibiotics only work against infections caused by bacteria. (5)

Therefore they do not work against viruses or fungal infections. According to the American College of Physicians, 70% of all antibiotics dispensed are for upper respiratory infection (URI) including bronchitis, sinusitis and pharyngitis.

Despite according to the Paediatric Infectious Disease Journal, antibiotics are often ineffective in these cases. (6)

A growing number of medical professionals assert that most URI's are not caused by bacteria but fungi. (1,7)

In 1999, the prestigious Mayo Clinic announced that researchers had discovered the real cause of chronic sinusitis – 95% of patients suffering from a fungal, not bacterial, infection. (2)

Two out of three infants receive antibiotics prior to they turn one year old according to the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. (7)

Now you may do your best to avoid taking antibiotics, but if you are consuming commercially married animals you are most certainly getting a regular dose. US pharmaceutical firms produce more than 35 million pounds of antibiotics each year, and animals receive the vast majority, which is a good reason for paying more for grass-fed, free-range and organic meats. (8)

This information is not new, it just takes time to get it out there. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention and American Academy of Paediatrics published guidelines for the appropriate use of antibiotics and this asserted in a 41% reduction in prescriptions to children under 4, according to one study. But the problem (many in the medical profession believe) is the lack of attention to diet and insufficient measures to reduce the effect of antibiotics. (7)

Symptoms of an imbalance

Antibiotics can lead to dysbiosis (bacterial imbalance in the digestive system) which causes havoc to the body's immune system.
Dr. Jordan S. Rubin, author of the Makers Diet, personally battled severe health problems due to an imbalance leading to Crohn's disease, whereby victims experience progressive symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhoea, extreme weight loss and perphas premature death. According to Dr. Rubin the prevention and treatment of dysbiosis present the most challenging problems doctors face today.

Dysbiosis may lead to allergies, irrital bowel syndrome, breast and colon cancer, increased susceptibility to infection, food cravings, impaired mental closure, hypoglycaemia and numerous other illnesses, according to Dr Rubin.
He adds that most doctors rarely connect the cause of illness to the microbe balance.
Furthermore most people are too embarrassed to talk about their constant diarrhea, indigestion, gas, constipation, abdominal bloating and pains. (3)

So if the overuse of antibiotics leads to intestinal imbalances and fungal infections, why do not doctors know this?
According to the Fungal Link it's because fungal infections were rare 50 years ago because pharmaceutical drugs were rare.

"We're using antibiotics that are so powerful they save lives, but they also destroy normal flora, particularly in our intestinal tract, says Dr. Michael G. Rinaldi." This allows pathogenic germs to colonize and eventually become infectious. (1)

Suggestions from Dr. Holland

Dr. David Holland believes going back for another round of serious or stronger antibiotic potential leads to serious repercussions.
He admits most doctors are generally unaware that antibiotics wipe out normal, protective intestinal bacteria with as little as a single dose, as antibiotics are broad-spectrum (they nuke them all including the good guys – Lactobacillus acidophilus and other probiotics – that protect us against yeast, salmonella, cholera and harmful E. coli species overgrowing).

Prevention
He also suggests taking a look at your current lifestyle. Smoking, excessive alcohol intake, lack of exercise, regular sugar, and high stress levels are all good ways to get an infection.

Remedial action – if you take an antibiotic
Dr. Holland recommends the following strategies that you can discuss with your GP.
Take an anti-fungal together with the antibiotic.
Replace the good bacteria by supplementing with a probiotic (not the sugar drinks currently marketed, instead ask at your local health food store or chemist).
However, Dr. Holland states that once many antibiotics are consumed, probiotics alone may not be enough. So a change in diet and prescription, or natural anti-fungals are required.
Take an antioxidant supplement which includes vitamin A, C, E, zinc or selenium as they are antifungal. (1)

Finally if you believe you may currently have symptoms of a fungal infection, I recommend you read 'The Fungal Link' (see references) and look up the http://www.yeastconnection.com which also has a free test and recommendations online.

Your 3d Coach

Craig Burton

References

1 The Fungus Link, Volume 1 and Volume 2, Doug A. Kaufmann,

2000 and 2002

(2) Soil Association, Pamphlet: Antibiotics – will still work next

time you need them

(3) The Maker's Diet, Dr. Jordan Rubin, 2005

4 Candida Albicans: The quiet epidemic, Stanley Weinberger, 2000

5 http://www.familydoctor.org , antibiotics

6 Annals of Internal Medicine, American College of

Phyiscians, American Society of Internal Medicine, March 20, 2001

7 Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, December 2002,

21: 1023-1028

8 Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, December, 2002,

50: 1085-1088

How to Masturbate Correctly So Your Penis Doesn’t Shrink in Size Or Get Damaged

It’s no secret that most men masturbate as soon as they are able to. It provides a release of physical, emotional, and sexual tension. While there are methods of masturbating that can increase the size of the penis, there are some things to keep in mind so that you don’t masturbate your way to a smaller penis.

Scarring: Many men, especially when their hormones are running rampant, tend to masturbate excessively. This can cause blistering and tearing of the skin of the penis producing a scab. This inevitably leads to scarring of the penis and will restrict its length and girth upon erection. It will also last a lifetime, so be cautious when over-masturbating. It will also desensitize your penis to sexual stimulation.

Gripping Tissue Damage: Most men tend to use a hardened grip when masturbating and this can cause not only damage to the skin of the penis, but also to its internal cellular structure through this intense gripping. This can lead to irreparable tissue damage and decrease penile sensitivity.

The key is to take a day or two off between masturbatory sessions. The hand is not as soft as the vagina, so too much masturbation will desensitize your penis and can lead to shrinkage if you over-do it. If you lay off between sessions, it will give your penis a much better chance to heal. Don’t over do it.

Using dry hands to masturbate is definitely a mistake. The increased friction of dry skin on dry skin is also damaging and certainly can result in penis desensitization. The key is to use a good lubricant – water-based and not alcohol-based. Don’t used perfumed lotions or anything with ingredients you can’t even pronounce due to their chemical nature. Whatever sort of lubricant you use will be directly absorbed into the penis. So make sure you get a lubricant that is somewhat organic or natural in its formulation. Only a lunatic would want to directly absorb some bizarre chemicals into his penis.

Wearing a condom can also help decrease tissue damage during masturbation. A condom acts as a second skin and will take up a lot of the wear and tear of masturbating without making the penis go through it. As always, never re-use a condom. Dispose of them as soon as you are finished.

The best way to masturbate is slowly. Try to focus your mind more on your fantasy-erotic simulation and let your mind take over as the best way to achieve orgasm. Never masturbate too hard or with too much intensity, as it could damage your penis.

Some men find that they can squeeze the penis as a way of masturbation. This would result in less frictional damage to the penis and also helps replicate the compression of the vaginal cavity.

There are real methods of enlarging your penis that are finally available to all men who are interested in learning. Read IRON MAN PENIS – THE RUSSIAN SYSTEM if you want to learn the secrets of tried-and-true penis enlargement.

How to Treat and Remove Nasal Polyps Naturally

If you have recently been diagnosed with nasal polyps, you know the frustration that goes along with having the condition, but do you know about natural nasal polyp removal and treatment?

Most of the time, people with nasal polyps that are a bit more on the mild side can sooth their condition with natural remedies, at-home remedies that can often save time and money. These methods include the use of sinus rinse, tea tree oil and a few other tips I will discuss.

Sinus Rinse

Personally I feel like everyone should rinse their sinuses. It helps remove germs as well as wash out debris and allergens that are in the nose. – And so how does this help with nasal polyps? Well not only can it help sooth them and make it easier for you to breathe, but using a sinus rinse can actually help prevent nasal polyps. Yep, just a simple wash, daily can work wonders for your nose, help you breathe easier and actually help give you a better quality of life.

Tea Tree Oil

We all know what tea tree oil is. It's in shampoos, aroma therapy, soaps, etc. – And it just flat out smells good! However, did you know that this oil also has anti-inflammatory properties? Yep, it's true! And this is the reason why tea tree oil can be great for natural nasal polyp removal. To use this oil for your polyps, you will want to first dilute the oil with a little bit of purified water. Pure tea tree oil can be very strong, so diluting it is always best if you are going to apply it to a sensitive area of ​​the body. After you have diluted the oil, put some on the end of a cotton swab. Then apply the cotton swab to the polyps. If you can not reach the polyps, simply swab the inside of your nose. You will notice that your polyps will actually begin to shrink and many times go away for good.

Medical Options

When all natural methods fail, you may want to see a doctor. In most cases they will treat you with medications like nasal drops and sprays. In more severe cases, doctors will opt for removing your nasal polyps with a surgical procedure.

Other Tips

People who are most likely to develop nasal polyps often have chronic sinus problems, sinusitis and allergy problems. – And if you fall into one of these categories mentioned above, obviously in order to decrease your risk of developing these growths, you should stay away from allergens. If you are allergic to cats, do not be around them. If you are allergic to dust, dust regularly. – And as I mentioned earlier, always keep your nose clean by using a nasal irrigation rinse. These are cheap and can be purchased at most any drug store.

And of course, remember to always consult your doctor before diagnosing or trying to treat yourself. Especially if you have a medical condition (s) and / or take medication.

Uterine Tumors Rarely Cancerous

A myoma is another name for a fibroid, a benign tumor that develops within the uterine wall or is attached to it. This growth is also called a fibromyoma or leiomyoma.

About 20 percent of women over 35 have myomas. This may occur singly or in groups. Fibroids may be as small as a pea or as large as a grapefruit. Women who have never been pregnant appear to be more susceptible to them.

However, they respond to increased levels of estrogen and so may increase rapidly during pregnancy or if you take oral contraceptives or estrogen replacement therapy. not taking estrogen replacement therapy, "said Dr. David E. Larson, editor-in-chief of the "Mayo Clinic Family Health Book."

Myomas may produce heavy or prolonged menstrual periods and low back or abdominal pain. Other symptoms include constipation, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), and dyspareunia (painful or difficult intercourse).

The good news is that myomas are rarely malignant and most women who have them have no symptoms. But regular checks are required to monitor their growth. The physician can feel them during a pelvic exam or see them clearly with ultrasonography. If myomas become too large, they can cause a number of problems.

"If your periods become very heavy, you could develop an iron-deficiency anemia." Fibroids can make conception difficult, and if you are pregnant, they could cause a miscarriage or interfere with delivery. twisted and starved for blood and oxygen. If that hap¬pens, you may suddenly feel a sharp pain low in your abdomen, and you will need an emergency operation to remove the tumor, "Larson said.

If there are no symptoms, no treatment is required. Those with large myomas may have to undergo a myomectomy (the surgical removal of the tumor). This is a major operation with a high rate of complications. A much safer procedure is hysterectomy but do not have one if you intend to have children.

"Before making any decision, consider the pros and cons of all available treatment options in relation to your particular situation." Fibroids are not cancerous and usually grow slowly. "Said the Mayo Clinic .

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Cysts On The Ovaries, Treatment Options – What You Can Do About Ovarian Cysts

There are a number of options in respect of cysts on the ovaries treatment and you can do much research over the internet. Women, especially those who are at their childbearing years and post-menopausal stages should be well-informed nowdays. There's no excuse for not knowing because we now have a lot of resources that we can tap into especially online. That's why if you found out through your doctor that you have functional ovarian cyst or if you are suffering from pelvic pains due to a complex ovarian cyst, it's a good idea to take action immediately to prevent the condition worsening.

You need to determine which type of cysts on the ovaries treatment option is most appropriate for you. To do this, you have to consider a few factors including the size of the ovarian cyst, the type of cyst, the symptoms that you are experiencing, your age and overall health and whether you plan to get pregnant in the future or not. Perhaps you already know that there are a lot of things you can do about ovarian cysts. Those means may be natural or not.

For natural remedies for cysts on the ovaries, you can try applying hot compresses on the abdominal area to treat pain. You can reduce the intake of estrogen because too much of it leads to hormonal imbalance, a certain cause of the development of ovarian cysts. You can also try herbal remedies and hydrotherapy. The woman is also advised to follow diet changes especially if she has a previous diet that's unhealthy. Less consumption of cheese products and processed meat is also highly recommended. How about supplements like vitamins A, B, C and E, zinc, selenium and magnesium? You should be taking more of those to help improve your hormonal balance. You may also be informed by your doctor to just wait and watch. This makes sense if you have a functional ovarian cyst as it may just dissolve on its own in time.

Aside from natural remedies, another option is through the more advanced and more expensive means which is surgery. If your doctor recommends the removal of cyst through surgery, you will be undergoing cystectomy. However, if the ovarian cyst has become malignant, the doctors may have to recommend hysterectomy, which involves the surgical removal of both ovaries and the uterus. This is to prevent the cancer cells from spreading through the body. It's rare for an ovarian cyst to become cancerous but when it does, it's always going to be a serious matter.

Some doctors offer other alternative cysts on ovaries treatment options in the form of birth control pills. These pills prevent ovulation and theby preventing the formation of ovarian cysts. But a lot of women have certain issues with regards to the use of birth control pills plus the fact that those pills have side effects. After careful information-gathering and thinking, find out which treatment treatment option suits your needs best.

Many women do like using natural remedies as their chosen cysts on the ovaries treatment as this tends to be kinder on the body and when used correctly, can be very effective.

Is Candidiasis The Same As A Yeast Infection?

Yeast infection is a common and very confusing term used to describe a wide host of fungal infections. They all fall under the technical name, Candidiasis, which is the cause of several medical conditions including athlete's foot, vaginal yeast infection, and mouth (oral) thrush. Because it is responsible for a number of confusing types of infections, a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) is presented here in answer to the most troubling questions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Yeast Problems

1: What is a yeast infection?
Yeast is a fungus (Candida), and a yeast infection is any pattern of inflammation caused by this organism. The species responsible is called Candida albicans or C. albicans.

2: What is thrush?
Thrush or oral Candidiasis is an infection of the mouth cavity that causes a white "milk-curd" substance to appear in the lining of the mouth, tongue, and throat (larynx). Vaginal thrush is also a common infection caused by this fungus.

3: Who gets yeast infections?
Anyone can get a yeast problem. Babies commonly get yeast infections of the mouth and scalp, becoming infected while passing through the birth canal. In adults, yeast infections are commonly seen in individuals with a suppressed immune condition, such as diabetes mellitus, and chemotherapy patients. Other common conditions include dermatitis and athletes foot.

4: What does it look like?
Yeast in the mouth, skin, and reproductive organs has the appearance of a pearly, bluish white, milky color.

5: What are the symptoms?
For vaginal yeast infections, symptoms include burning, itching, and a "cottage cheese" type discharge. For oral thrush, symptoms are white patches on an inflamed, red inner surface, and are accompanied by pain and sometimes fever.

6: How many people have it?
Superficial fungal infections (vaginitis, thrush, athletes foot) affect millions of people worldwide. Although debilitating, most infections are effectively treated.

7: Why does it suddenly become infected?
Candidiasis is passed on during sexual intervention. Favorable conditions can cause it to multiply; they include: antibiotic, antacid and steroid therapy, douching, poor hygiene, and dehydration.

8: What is the conventional medical treatment?
Doctor recommended treatments involve antifungal agents. For thrush: nystatin (Mycostating) buccal (cheeks) tablets and half- strength peroxide / saline (salt water) solution usually provide relief. Antifungal vaginal tablets or suppositories are equally effective, additionally ingestible agents prescribed by a physician works for a systemic approach.

9: What are some of the ways I treat it at home?
Pureed raw garlic / extract is said to be excellent as a topical solution for nail and skin infections. Tea tree oil is another popular remedy for ringworm and athletes food. White vinegar is known to disrupt the pH balance of the skin which interferes with the growth of fungus.

10: How can I prevent it?
Great safeguards are: oral hygiene, hair care, protection against sexually transmitted diseases, healthy immune system function with diet and exercise, and avoiding highly acidic foods (caffeinated beverages, pizza, alcohol, and additives).

Getting the right information on Candidiasis will simplify some of the confusing and interchangeable terms used to describe yeast infections. This list serves as a quick reference to the most common questions on fungal infections.