Silly String – What You Didn’t Know

What graduation, bachelor party or parade would be complete without the surprising fun appearance of silly string? This strange foam substance has become part of New Years celebrations all over the world. This foam string has become a part of celebrations world wide. Millions have wondered what is the story behind this mysterious spray. Today we answer that question.

Silly String was first introduced in 1969 by one Julius Samann. If that name sounds familiar it is because he is also the very same inventor that brought us the pine-tree-shaped air fresheners for cars. Thank you Julius I love Vinallaroma. Mr. Samann was attempting to create the ultimate gag gift. Since then several similar products have been made Streamer String and Wacky String being to of the most popular. The only thing that is known about Silly String is that it is mostly non-toxic, non-flammable, and free of CFCs. Apart from that, no one except the manufacturer knows exactly what the ingredients really are. Scientists believe that it is a polymer-based, most likely on a polystyrene, dissolved in a CFC-based solvent that evaporates in the air and acts as a foaming agent; the chlorinated hydrocarbon was recently replaced with fluorinated hydrocarbon due to environmental concerns. Some other alleged ingredients are a small amount of isopropyl alcohol, and plasticizers like dibutyl phthalate.

How does it work? The toy string products store a gooey material combined with a propellant gas in an aerosol can. As the nozzle is pressed down, a pressurized stream of foamy string erupts for the plastic nozzle and shoots out to distances from 3 to 600 feet, depending on the product. It is the pressure in the can propels the mixture wildly in to the air. Silly String can be found in many different colors. The can come in varying sizes and also different level of the pressure. The higher the pressure the farther the distance it will shoot.

The product is “non toxic” there are reported cases of skin irritation and even frostbite. The fluorinated hydrocarbon under a lot of pressure becomes cold and is the likely cause of the reported frostbite concerns. Hydrocarbons remove fat from cells and may cause chemical burns on the skin. If ingested there is a possibility of prolonged vomiting. Exposure to the eye has resulted in on visual damage just skin irritation around the eye. The dye can in certain situations stain clothes. Be careful to remove all foam from your clothes. Certain American Cities have actually banned the substance.

You might be surprised to learn that Silly string besides being used at celebrations it is also a secret tool used buy the United States Military. An unnamed Marine Sergeant is quoted “Silly string has served me well in Combat especially in looking for I.A.Ds., simply put, booby traps…When you spray the string it just spreads everywhere and when it sets it lays right on the wire. Even in a dark room the string stands out revealing the trip wire.” Not only does our favorite foam spray liven up a party it also saves lives.

That is the story behind silly string. This ever present party substance is now not quit so mysterious and dangerous. From spraying a sleeping friend to spraying the crowd at a New Year’s Celebration Silly String is a guaranteed good time. While we ma still not understand what or how streamer string works we do know that it is a great time. Make sure to follow the rules of use and be sure to not eat any of it.

Nuclei Sarcoma, The Evil of Cancer

“Patient’ with different kinds of cancer(s) have been cured by the use of drugs!”

As We Know It, in 1930, “Cancer of the Lung was a Rare Disease… in the 70’s a Drastic Change Occurred – Lung Cancer Had Become The Leading Cause Of Death From Cancer Among Males In The United States of America!”

“Scientists Are Hopeful That Many Cancers Will Be Cured By ‘Chemo’ In The Future!”

An uncontrolled growth and spread of body cells, is often known as “Cancer.” Under a microscope, the black dotted cells known as nuclei are identified as cancer-cells. This identity is defined in comparison to healthy living cells that are small (black dots) with a wall-like perimeter surrounding them. The large black-dotted nuclei has no such wall.

These invading cells can occur in all kinds of animals and plant-life alike. Our focus, in this submission is basically a closer-look at cancer, and a-focus-on-humankind and the very real threat to our health and life.

The process of cell division gets out of hand during the cancerous invasion process when cellular modules are continually produced, vastly more than needed. Making matters worse, these unneeded cells continually produce more unneeded (or wanted for that matter) cell tissue. While these new “wild cells” continually divide, they are in the habit of forming larger and larger masses of new tissue… These are identified as tumors.

Not all tumors are harmful or life-threatening. Some of these “tumors” are benign. Albeit, being of no use to the body, they could easily interfere with its normal activities. These type(s) of tumors are usually surrounded by a “skin-like” membrane, limiting its growth, preventing the invading cells from spreading into other regions of the body. The killer-cells, called “malignant,” are not contained… They have no walls holding them in – keeping them from spreading into other areas or regions of the body. They invade all normal cellular tissue – they grow and spread rapidly, invading, dominating, and destroying all normal cellular tissue – these monsters are also tumors – THESE MONSTERS ARE CANCER!

Cancer can occur in any kind of living cell. Being that there are many types of “cell tissue” in existence, the human category alone has over one hundred different kinds of cell tissue… so there can be more than one kind of cancer cell(s). In short, “Cancer is not one disease but a large family of diseases!”

The human body is made up of many different types of cellular tissue. Each of these is in turn, made up of or contains many other different kinds of cell tissue. Many of these cells constantly divide, making it possible for the body to make more of itself, explaining why young humans grow; why the body repairs itself; and the replacing of worn-out tissue, etc.

The four major kinds of cancer are called:

“Carcinomas,” “Sarcomas,” “Leukemias,” and “Lymphomas.”

Many types of skin cancer(s) can be typed as “Carcinomas” or cancer(s) of the skin. Identified with the skin-like linings of the lungs, the stomach, internal organs, glands and/or the upper and lower intestines of humans and animals alike.

The connective tissue(s) like bone, cartillage, and fat is attacked by a cancer known as “Sarcoma.”

This is the type of cancer that attacked my nine year old niece.

Cancers involving bone marrow cells are “Leukemia.”

“Lymphoma(s)” is identified as cancer that attacks the blood. Albeit, both of these cancers attack blood cells, lymphoma is the cancer that attacks the “Lymphatic System” (or Lymph Glands). The lymph is the fluid that fills the spaces between the body’s cells.

According to cancer research, more than ninety percent of cancers appear or occur in persons over the age of forty. Due to the fact of people living longer, cancer has become a common disease. This conclusion is partly drawn on the fact that people were not living long lives, primarily past the age of thirty-five or forty.

Chemicals is another factor that is partly to blame for the epidemic. Cigarette smoke being the primary principle in infections then and now.

Cancer, in these United States, is known to be a major culprit in death-dealing infections; second only to ‘Heart Disease. Current statistics show only a little over one third of recorded cancer patients as being actual survivors. Many patients are and have been treated with radiation, in carefully administered measures of X-Rays, Radioactive Cobalt, Radioactive Isotopes, and/or Chemotherapy (Drug Treatment).

These types of treatment is intended to possibly cure the cancer patient of his or her affliction(s).

The purpose of research by a multitude of clinics and research institutions all over the world, is to prevent new cases of cancer. The detection of the disease in its early stages allow for an early defence; allowing for the implementation of new and improved treatment while finding new ways to prevent and/or cure this killer disease.

The detection of cancer is paramount. The successful treatment of the disease is more than likely; before the spreading process has begun; taken effect once its presence has been announced.

“Karkinus,” as defined by the Ancient Greeks, means “Crab” or “Crab-like” because of the crablike spreading of the invading cancer. “Crab-cancer” is what it was called by the ancient Romans. Malignant growth is also spread when the invader is broken off from the original growth. Different parts of the body are invaded by the cancer cells via the blood stream or the lymph vessels. The new colonies of the evil invaders are called “Metastases.”

In an essay by “Helena Curtis,” and “T. Gerald Delang,” of the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, report an observation of “Chimney Sweeps” in 1775, believed that “soot” from chimneys was the cause of cancer. This report was recorded by a London based surgeon named “Percival Pott.” He said that chemicals may not be the ultimate cause of cancer but seem to have had an effect on living cells in such a way that cancer(s) develop.

Chemical based food coloring and flavoring used as preservatives, along with more than four hundred other cancer causing material(s) commonly used in industrial endeavors, have been identified as root sources with the testing of laboratory animals since 1930. Coal Tar was utilized in producing cancerous cells in rabbits by scientists back in nineteen-fifteen. Fifteen years later, more scientists found the chief carcinogen in the coal tar experiment, according to cancer researchers.

The conclusive details have resulted in the industrial communities steps to try and protect the workers who are exposed to coal, tar, soot, asbestos, dyes in other commonly used material(s).

Clear answers are not always present when chemicals are added to our food(s) as flavoring, coloring, or preservative agents. Many governments attempt to make sure that these types of chemicals are not cancer causing carcinogens. One example of chemical bans is “Cyclamates.” These are a kind of artificial sweetener commonly used by consumers. There has been plenty of disagreements by government agencies and researches regarding the banning of these types of chemicals. The United States Government has banned the use of cyclamates due to laboratory test-rats.

“Three out of four,” say The American Cancer Society. “Lung Cancer Deaths are the result of cigarette smoking.” They state “The Death Rate From Lung Cancer Is Ten Times As High Among Cigarette Smokers As Among Those Who Have Never Smoked. Those who smoke two or more packs of cigarettes per day, the rate is twenty times as high as among non-smokers.”

Laboratory results support these findings. Carcinogens are contained within tars on tobacco. Many scientists agree that more research is needed in order to learn about the reasons why people smoke.

Cancer epidemiology is the study of cancer occurrences in different groups of people. One example of this study is the research on lung cancer in smokers and nonsmokers alike.

Cancer often does not always cause pain or show itself during the early stages. Early cancers are almost always detected by doctors during regular (and/or irregular) physical examinations.

Hidden cancer is often revealed through a simple test could save hundreds of thousands of lives every single year. However, no such test exists – there are particular tests that detect particular types of cancer(s). One such test is called “The Papanicolaou Test.” This test is used to detect cancer in the womb, particularly the cervix. The “PAP Test” is the commonly known name for detecting cervix cancer. A trained medical professional can almost always, with the use of a microscope, pick out the cancerous cells as opposed to normal cells. Scientist, collectively, have been utilizing this method of cancer detection for many other forms of cancer.

Researchers say many forms of cancer cannot be traced to outside agents as they are forced to seek the cancer causes within the body. Heredity is a major area of concern as living organisms inherit the basic makeup through the passed down cellular tissue(s). Mice in laboratories have been tested and researched regarding this question; supposing something is or was wrong within the cells of the parent – could this be possible, the passing of cancerous cells via generation to generation?

Closely studied lab mice have been bred relating “generation after generation” in an attempt to compare what happens within and to different groups.

Cancer(s) and other cellular tissue have been transplanted from one animal to another, especially those who happen to be or are much like identical twins. The results vary. In some strains, about ninety to one hundred percent of these mice have developed certain types of cancer. In other strains cancer is almost unknown. The test results have shown inherit cancer or a possible tendency toward it in the tested lab mice.

Human studies haven’t been able to prove this theory, as they have not anything so defining. Albeit, several types of tumors do seem to run in families. This research does not mean that other family members would develop the same disease.

In learning about the relationship between cancer and heredity, a great deal more research is needed.

Exposure to rays, radiation(s), ultraviolet, x-rays, and radio active elements, i.e., radium are also agents of cancer. People who have to work outdoors and are constantly exposed to large doses of ultraviolet rays can possibly contract and/or develop skin cancer to commonly exposed areas of the skin, such as the back of hands, the neck, and most probably the face.

In 1895, ‘Wilhelm Roentgen’ discovered that x-rays were a most powerful form of a cancer causing agent. Prolonged exposure to x-rays when not carefully utilized, developed cancer(s) to the skin and bone.

Only the smallest possible amounts of radiation should be used in taking dental or chest x-rays. However, it is not to say that x-rays shouldn’t be administered, because when handled correctly, “The benefits of careful medical use, far outweigh the possible risks.”

Unnecessary use of x-rays, by law, is forbidden. New types of equipment today, has been designed to protect both the patient, administrating technicians, and the doctor.

Studies across the globe have shown that the cancer rate among people residing in cities is only slightly higher than those who dwell in rural areas.

Motor powered vehicles, power plants, and factories need to burn fuel in order to operate. The burning of these fossil fuels discharged into the air (mainly over cities) – the burned fuel becomes waste which is a carcinogenic cancer causing entity – Air Pollution!

Some carcinogenics, according to the (cancer) article, may take up to twenty years or more before a cancer develops.

Another monster which seeks to suck all the life from us is the “Virus!”

The virus is the smallest of germs. Studies have found that the deadly invader(s) grow only within living cells.

Some time around 1900, an American Doctor and scientist, discovered that certain types of cancer in tested chickens is caused by a virus. From that point in time, other researchers, as well, have found that many other cancer-causing viruses have been discovered. Cancer from viruses have been found in hamsters, monkeys, mice, as well as other mammals through profound and rigorous research.

According to many researchers, a virus is made up of a substance called “Nucleic Acid,” wrapped in a coating of protein. The record goes on to say that there are Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA), and Ribonucleic Acid (RNA). These cells are the living things our bodies are made of. The “DNA” cells are the blueprint of our individuality – our physical identification, (if you will); determining the structure of the cell and for that matter, what substances that particular cell will manufacture.

When a living cell is invaded by a virus, the nucleic acid of the virus slips out of its protein coat and becomes an invisible part of that cell. When this happens, it is highly possible for these viruses to produce new viruses creating hundreds of new viruses to come to fruition. Hundreds of these killer demons are created and released from the cell(s) which go out to infect other cells.

It’s been noted that oftentimes, the virus does not order the invaded cell to replicate. Instead, the nucleic acid becomes a part of the DNA of the living cell – “Assimilation!”

By doing this, a virus can possibly change a normal cell into one that is cancerous. The replicated DNA makes an exact copy of itself and is passed onto other living cells.

When the cell divides, each of the two new cells receives one of the copies. As I can best understand the explanation, before a cell divides, its DNA replicates, making an exact copy of itself. The new cells are exactly like each other and like the original cell! This changed or duplicated cell is cast, “A Mutation!”

Does this all sound too “Science Fiction?” Does a few movie titles come to mind? How about “The Thing From Another World,” starring James Arness grab you? You’d probably remember the version of the “Thing” starring ‘Kurt Russell. How about “Alien” starring Sigourney Weaver? There are many other moving pictures plays depicting alien assimilations on the big screen as well the “Boob-Tube!” Remember “The Invaders” with Roy Thinnes? I often wondered were many of the ‘Sci-Fi’ authors got their material. But this Man-killer of which we speak, is life action continuing and constant danger(s).

A lot more research is greatly needed before mankind can win the war against cancer. Vaccines have been in development by scientists for the sole purpose of destroying these cancer-causing viruses. New cures are being sought by many scientists around the world.

Many scientists truly believe that cancer cells could be mutants. This belief is supported by the action(s) of some carcinogens, i.e., chemicals and x-rays. They all are in agreement that these agents (from Hell) cause cancer while also creating mutations that are not cancerous…

How many would question the logic to that statement?

However, they (collectively, according to medical reviews and reports) do agree that thousands upon thousands of chemicals are being tested for their effect in relation to substances that are known cancer-killers. Although many other chemicals have been tested for the substances found within living cells – while others have been chosen at random. The drugs currently used today against cancer have been found in this manner. The cost of this research goes beyond affordability.

The scientific goal in this fight against cancer is to know everything possible about normal cells is the key to understanding and controlling the abnormal cells that are cancerous.

Radiation, X-Rays, and Radioactive Isotopes have been used to kill cancer cells. Medical Professionals, Engineers, and many other researchers have designed equipment to pinpoint the targeted cancer cell(s), while minimizing the damage to the normal or healthy cell(s).

One of the methods, as this author understands, used for treating cancer is surgery. The goal of the surgeon(s) is to completely remove the cancerous tissue. The down side to this choice is that surgery is not always possible, nor is it the answer. Therefore, another treatment must be found.

You may recall, previously, the mentioning of my beautiful young niece who was attacked by this vile menace.

Her name – “Allyse Virginia Coulter-Cruz!” This beautiful angel was diagnosed with “OsteoSarcoma” (Bone Cancer), at the innocent age of ten (10). I can remember when she complained of her legs being in pain while we vacationed in the “Pocono Mountains.” Our family had no reason to think it was anything other than child-hood fatigue… We did a lot of walking in the mountains in those days. I carried her around on my back most of the remaining time during that particular trek. Once the pain passed, she walked around on her own, playing and running around with her cousins.

The disease wasn’t discovered until after we’d been back in the city; post vacation, a week or so, not much longer than that. Allyse was out walking with her mother, in their neighborhood of ‘Tacony,’ when she tripped on a sidewalk. Her leg of course was broken. Witnesses were stunned to see the odd way in which it was twisted.

Allyse underwent several surgeries, remissions, and relapsed twice during her superior and courageous battle.

Allyse was born to “Charmaine Ruth Coulter,” my beloved Sister-In-Law, on July 1st, 1988. Just prior to this child’s fourteenth birthday, she lost the fight. She left us to return “Home” on June 30th, 2002.

“Our Beloved Angel Was Born Unto This Earth, Has Returned To Heaven!”

On a personal note, I’ve decided to share this story/information in hopes that the stated experience may provide some insight and aid in ones research as well; providing some helpful background into the deadly evil destruction of this menacing disease and the effects it has on the living…

There was another personal experience pertaining to cancer’s terrible and deadly attack. I knew a man, a friend, who contracted throat cancer and passed away way too soon. The killer struck from out of nowhere – a totally unexpected attack. It was simply horrible to witness his suffering. Charles (Charley) Palmer of “East Falls” in ‘Philly,’ PA suffered only a short while before succumbing to his illness.

In this (Charles’) case, it was surely the cancer that surely killed him. In the case of my niece, it was the viral infection that caused her untimely demise.

Another friend of mine who contracted this terrible disease is a guy who lived across the street from me. His name is Edgar (Buddy) Johnson. He contracted lung cancer and managed to survive after surgery. He is still alive and kicking to this day. His current age is eighty-two. And still another of my friends who have suffered this killing machine was Ronald (Kenyatta) Reed. He passed away at the age of sixty-seven. The surgery that would have probably saved him was a “Bone Marrow Transplant.”

Remember, in its early stage(s), cancer may not cause pain or show itself… it’s the testing and physical examination(s) that ultimately detect the threat.

Chemotherapy, or the utilization of drugs to fight this disease is a common method administered by cancer specialists. The treatment incorporates a combination of chemotherapy and radiation, according to medical journals, reviews, and professionals.

The drug administration is intended to make the cancer cells more susceptible to radiation. The medical reports go on to state this treatment will prolong a person’s life while relieving pain. It’s also been reported in the medical communities, that “patient’s with different kinds of cancer(s) have been cured by the use of drugs used in this fashion.” Scientists have said they are hopeful that many cancers will be cured by “Chemo” in the future.

We shall See… as we remain hopeful.

“Cancer, So United It Cannot Cripple Love, Shatter Hope, Corrode Faith, Destroy Peace, Kill Friendship, Suppress Memories, Silence Courage, Invade The Soul, or Steal Eternal Life – It Cannot Conquer The Spirit!”

~ In Constant, Never-Ending, and Loving Memory of Our Own Sweet Allyse ~

Til Next Time…

‘G’

The Best Essential Oil Aromatherapy for Cold and Flu Season

Spring is here, but while we are still close to winter, colds and flu abound. Children pass germs and virus around in school; we touch door knobs, grocery carts or someone near sneezes, passing along illness that can put one in bed for a week.

In cases of small children or the elderly and infirm, a bad case of the flu can even be deadly. Why not turn to aroma therapy to fight against illness in a natural way. One highly recommended essential oil is named "Thieves" or sometimes "The Thieves". It is actually a combination of natural oils and was developed during the Black Plague years.

As people died in their homes or lay dying, thieves were surviving by robbing the homes. In order to prevent from getting the Plague themselves, they found a blend of natural oils that kept them healthy so they could continue their thievery; hence the name of the essential oil blend.

The mixture has passed through the years and today companies that provide the "Thieves" blend of essential oils keep the exact blend of the aroma therapy oils secret – but it does work very well.

People who use the 100 percent natural oils in an essential oil diffuser enjoy the benefits of using this alternative means of remaining healthy while their friends and coworkers are exposed to viruses in the air and get ill. This aroma therapy is recommended especially for those who can not take flu shots due to allergies to carrier components or who prefer to avoid vaccines.

Create a disinfectant spray by blending 20 drops sweet orange essential oil with 1- drops lavender essential oil and 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil. Store this mixture in a dark brown glass container. Blend 8 drops of the mixture to one cup purified water and disperse through the home with a spray bottle.

Do not make more spray than you can use at one time. Usually one cup will cover the average home or two cups for an extra-large home. You can alternate oils with cinnamon, clove or thyme to create a blend you love.

If you wish to use a single aroma therapy oil in your diffuser, eucalyptus is probably the best. It not only smells great, but has germicidal properties to help keep everyone in the household healthy and energized. Only 3-4 drops are needed in with added water as recommended by your aroma diffuser product.

Diabetes Testing – Using Your Control Solution

You may have heard that the many advances occurring with some of the blood glucose meters allow you to perform blood test monitoring on different parts of your body, like the palm, forearm, upper arm, thigh, or even calf. Because the skin of these other parts of your body contains fewer nerves, testing can feel much more comfortable. This is what is called Alternative Site Testing, or AST.

It's vital to know that while blood from your fingertip can be tested at anytime, there are times when testing from alternative sites is not ideal. That's why you should get the information about alternative site testing and talk with your doctor prior to your decision of alternative testing.

Let's Go info further detail:
* In comparison with your fingertip, you might see differences in blood sugar results from the palm, forearm, upper arm, thigh, or even calf.

* Blood taken from the fingertip shows changes in blood sugar levels faster than blood taken from the other sites of the body.
* These differences in blood sugar occur because the fingertips have more blood vessels than the alternative sites. So, alternative site testing is recommended when blood sugar is stable, such as:

* Immediately prior to a meal
* When fasting
* Near bedtime Times when alternative site testing is not recommended:

* 2 hours following a meal, when blood sugar values ​​are rising quickly

* After exercise
* When you are ill; as blood sugar values ​​can go quite high
* When you think your bs is incredibly low or falling quickly (hypoglycemia)

* If you have a history of noticing when you have reduced bs (hypoglycemia)
* During the peak action time of the basal insulin

* Up to 2 hours after injecting rapid-acting insulin
* If you check your sugar and the test does not match the way you feel, then you should perform a fingertip to confirm your result. If the fingertip result however does not reflect the way you feel either, contact your doctor.
* Do not change your course of action based on just 1 result.

* Your success in getting an adequate drop of blood from alternate sites will deviate. Depending on the meter you pick, you might wish to try different approved sites until you find the one that works for you. When you select a site, stick with it. Do not perform and then try on your calf and then the next time on your forearm. If you try out on the forearm, always check out on the forearm. The only exception should be fingertip tests.
Please note: Please talk to your doctor prior to trying alternative sites other than your fingertip for testing blood sugar. I find the best place to use alternative testing is the palm next to the thumb. You can try other approved alternative sites and see which one works the best for you.

Childhood Obesity – The Physical Effects

We parents want what’s best for our children. We’re careful about immunizations, we take them to the dentist and eye doctor regularly. We don’t plan for childhood obesity to be a problem, but it happens. This article is about why we need to tackle the problem.

High Blood Pressure: Obesity does not discriminate on age when obesity is involved. There are children who have to take medication to control their blood pressure and it’s a growing trend. High blood pressure can cause kidney problems, heart disease and strokes. If it’s not found early those problems will happen at a much younger age than most of us think.

High Cholesterol: After blood pressure, this is a given. In fact, under the right conditions children should start having their cholesterol checked as early as two. Children as young as ten are finding themselves taking medications for this problem.

Diabetes: Most of us recognize this as a physical problem associated with being overweight. While it doesn’t cause type one diabetes it can certainly cause type two. Diabetes can cause eye, heart and kidney problems.

What should we do? We need to take a good look at our lifestyle. What we eat and what we physically do should be examined. If it’s not a healthy diet, we may need to consult a nutritionist. They can help set up a healthier version of what your family likes.

How active is your family? What we adults do (or don’t do) will reflect on our children. If we don’t have some form of exercise they won’t want to. Talk to your doctor and the pediatrician to find exercises that will work for you.

We don’t have to watch our children develop these medical problems. A little action on our part will help them stay well.

Avoid Premature Ejaculation – How to Not Be a Quick Shot Anymore

Do you want to avoid premature ejaculation? In this article you will learn how to not be a quick shot anymore.

It’s not as hard as you think to avoid premature ejaculation. This is a common problem so you should not feel bad. The good news is that more and more men are learning every day how to control this problem. There is usually nothing medically wrong with these men and since this is true there are some easy things that you can do to help yourself. Let’s go on to look at how to no be a quick shot anymore.

Communicate

Communication with your partner is of key importance. If you feel like you are getting close to your climax tell your partner that you need to slow down for a minute, change your position or whatever solution you find that works for you. I am sure that your partner is not going to get mad at you. It may even flatter her that you are so excited by her that you are having this problem.

Stop

If all else fails then you may just have to stop what you are doing for a few minutes. Get your head back on track, slow your breathing and then when you feel like the feeling of almost being at climax passes you can communicate that you are ready to start intercourse once again.

Squeeze

If you do come to the place that you have to stop during sex then you may want to try to the squeeze technique to avoid premature ejaculation. All you have to do is squeeze your member either on the tip or in the middle, wherever it is more effective for you. When you feel your pulse slow then you can release and start love making once again.

Conclusion

Avoiding ejaculating prematurely is really much simpler than you may think. There are varies things that you can do on your own to improve this condition. When you work at it you will have long lasting results and you won’t have to take any pills. This can give you a great feeling of accomplishment and you will feel much more like a man. You do not have to deal with this problem anymore.

Natural Cosmetics and Organic Skin Care Products – Your Best Gift to Your Skin

Natural and organic skin care is not just a trendy new movement; it is a life style and the way of living that millions of people choose today. Organic baby care and skin care products for men are gaining their popularity too, as the masses become more aware of the primary benefits that natural products have to offer.

Organic creams, lotions, and other various bath and body products can easily be purchased online or in your neighborhood drug store. The prices may vary from a low budget everyday item, to a luxurious piece that makes your body and soul glow with pleasure.

Most organic and natural skin care products are hypo-allergenic. Although all-natural products are your best skin care choice, the ingredients found in them are very powerful, and you still need to read the label if you have any history of allergic reactions. Remember, just because a cream or a body lotion is organic does not mean that it will not cause a skin irritation, especially if your skin care product is made of herbs and natural essential oils. You need to make sure that all ingredients are safe for you, if you have a history of cosmetics allergy or any skin irritation problems.

To ensure that the product is right for you, the best way is to talk to the sales person and learn more about the product.

Be careful when switching to a new product during pregnancy. It is recommended to stay away from certain essential oils during your pregnancy. Talk to your doctor or midwife to make sure your cream is safe for you.

Natural and organic skin care products are the best gift you can give to your skin and it is the easiest way to give back to nature. When using organic products, you know that they were not tested on animals and that they were manufactured using the highest eco friendly technology.

What Guys Need To Know: How To Increase Testosterone Naturally The No Nonsense Muscle Building Way

What Every Man Man Should Know about How to Increase Testosterone Naturally

This article will focus on the No Nonsense Muscle Building way that men can increase testosterone naturally through their diet and small lifestyle changes and if exercise can actually boost testosterone as well. Men are focusing on increasing their testosterone levels to increase muscle size, reduce body fat, increase bone density, and promote libido, which brings great physical and psychological benefits. Declining testosterone levels are actually associated with a dwindling of the above mentioned attributes. While there are products available to boost testosterone levels, such as HGH (human growth hormone), the risks definitely outweigh the gains, especially since testosterone can be safely boosted by following a few easy tips.

Exercises to Increase Testosterone Naturally:

When working out to increase testosterone naturally, use compound exercises. In order to benefit the most from your efforts, you must use many muscle fibers which can be done using more than one joint and more than one muscle group. Examples include bench press, dead lift, back rows, shoulder press, close-grip bench press, and squats. When determining whether to go for high repetitions and low weight, or vice versa, choose heavier weights. This will not build as much muscle endurance as light weights but will increase testosterone more quickly. Although you are lifting enough to limit your repetitions to about four to six per set, make sure you still do enough sets. Single sets of exercises can lead to marginal strength gains but it will not efficiently boost testosterone levels and increase testosterone naturally. Three to four sets is a good number to aim for.

Even though you may feel like it, do not work out every day as this will not allow your muscles the proper amount of time to heal and rebuild. It can also compromise your testosterone release. A good rule of thumb is to wait at least two days before working the same group of muscles again. Finally, cardiovascular exercise can be used to lower your weight and increase testosterone naturally. Excess weight is often associated with higher estrogen levels, which is the female dominant hormone that will inhibit the release of testosterone. Running, biking, swimming, stair stepping, and rowing are good exercises to burn a lot of calories. You should aim for about 45 to 60 minutes per cardiovascular workout, three times per week.

Nutrition and Foods to Increase Testosterone Naturally:

We all know that eating a balanced diet of quality proteins, whole grains, and lots of fruits and vegetables will enable overall good health, but some specific parts of this most favorable diet also contribute to muscle growth and increase testosterone naturally.

Vitamins and minerals, whether purchased through supplements or your daily diet, play a large role in increasing testosterone. Zinc is a mineral that aids in the natural production of testosterone. High levels of zinc can be found in oysters, red meat, chicken, turkey, and other fowl. Also, beans and dairy products contain zinc. The pituitary gland and testicles produce an amino acid called D-Aspartaten, which boosts the production of hormones to increase testosterone naturally. It also increases sperm production and the Journal of Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology reported that men taking 3 grams of D-Aspartate every morning increased their testosterone by 40%. Vitamins A, B, ï¼ & & E are all essential in the production of testosterone and not getting enough of these vitamins will extremely lead to lower testosterone levels.

However, if your daily diet is rich in fruits & vegetables, lean meats, and nuts then you should not have to worry about supplementing with any extra A, B, & E vitamins to increase testosterone naturally. You may want to start taking 1000-to-1500mg of Vitamin C per dayï¼ b because it has been shown to lower cortisol levels. This allows your body to make more Testosterone, and similar to Zinc, vitamin C reduces the armostase enzyme that converts your Testosterone into Estrogen.

Several foods, which should become a part of your regular diet, will naturally assist in boosting testosterone levels. Onions and garlic contain Alllicin, which also contributes to increase testosterone naturally. It is generally believed that Allicin does not convert well in supplements, which just goes to show that real food is a better idea than something in pill-form. Cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, bok choi, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, collard greens, radicals, kohlrabi, and rutabagas) are boosters as well.

Cabbage contains roughly six times the zinc content per calories consumed compared with a shank of beef and can drastically help increase testosterone naturally. As for alcohol, even if you consumed only 2 drinks per day, alcohol still makes it hard for your liver to break down estrogen. This results in your body containing more estrogen & less testosterone, which will cause you to become more woman-like, which is obviously the opposite of the desired effect we are going for. Alcohol also decrees the levels of zinc in your body, and similarly, grapefruits can also make it hard for your liver to break off estrogen.

General Lifestyle Changes to Increase Testosterone Naturally:

As already mentioned, exercise is a great way to increase testosterone naturally, but weight loss should only come at a rate of about one pound per week. To further emphasize the point of not overdoing your workout routine, make sure to rest harder than you train. Overtraining can cause your testosterone levels to plunge as much as 40 percent. The symptoms of overtraining, irritability, insomnia, and muscle shrinkage, can be hard to miss. Do not try starving yourself to reduce weight because cutting your caloric intake more than 15 percent causes your brain to shut down testosterone production to wait out the famine. This can make it very difficult to increase testosterone naturally.

Surprisingly, morning sex has been found by German scientists to regulate your early morning testosterone surge and burn a few calories in the process. Midnight snacks can be helpful, if you're eating the right thing. Nuts, or foods with monounsaturated fat, are known to increase testosterone naturally. Remember, no matter how tough it may be, limit yourself to three alcoholic drinks per night. Binge drinking kills testosterone levels and alcohol affects the endocrine system and causes the testes to stop producing the hormone. Lastly, sleep, sleep, sleep. It is that important. Getting less than seven to eight hours per night can really mess with your circadian rhythm. This is why your testosterone levels are higher in the morning after a good night's sleep.

Now You Know How to Increase Testosterone Naturally. So do it!

Anxiety Attack Symptoms

An anxiety attack sometimes referred to, as a panic attack can be a very terrifying experience. The symptoms of anxiety attacks can be very confusing as usually the person has no idea as to why their body is reacting in the manner it is. If you have experienced some of these unusual symptoms (below) while experiencing anxiety let me help you to understand it better and try and put your mind at ease. Firstly anxiety attacks are very treatable. It is very important that you speak with your doctor if you are experiencing these anxiety attack symptoms in order to receive an accurate diagnosis. Getting your anxiety symptoms investigated after you first experience them will help reassure you that nothing more serious might be wrong.

So what are the typical anxiety attack symptoms

The most common symptoms of anxiety attacks are:

  • Palpitations,
  • a pounding heart, or an accelerated heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Shortness of breath
  • A choking sensation
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Nausea or stomach cramps
  • A feeling of being dizzy,
  • unsteady,
  • lightheaded, or false
  • Derealization (a feeling of unreality)
  • or depersonalization (a feeling of being detached from oneself)
  • Fear of losing control or going crazy
  • Fear of dying Numbness or a tingling sensation
  • Chills or hot flashes

These are some of the possible symptoms of a anxiety attack but what does it actually feel like to experience one?

Usually an anxiety attack begins with an unusual bodily sensation from the list above. The person then reacts with fear that the symptoms are indicators of a much more serious threat and in turn reacts with more fear which escalates into a state of heightened anxiety. A vicious cycle of anxiety and fear can begin.

Typical situations people report having an anxiety attack are:

Driving Airplanes Crowded areas At Night while sleeping

Often anxiety attacks in a situation where the person feels that they can not exit easily such as a meeting, or out socializing with others. Many can also experience an anxiety attack for no apparent reason while at home or in the middle of sleep.

People who first experience these symptoms feel a sense of foreboding and that there is something terribly wrong with their health. This is understandable as anyone who has experienced an anxiety attack can tell you how unusual the bodily sensations are.

What initially may have been a once off 'out of the blue' anxiety attack, can develop into a perpetual cycle of fear and anxiety if not treated. This cycle can last from weeks to years depending on how much help the person receives. I want to point out that anxiety attacks are not a mental illness. The great news is that this disorder is very treatable. You do not have to fear you will spend your life living with this condition.

More often than not, the symptoms of anxiety attacks cause people to worry that there is some larger problem lurking behind the unusual sensations. If you have experienced anxiety attack symptoms, do not convince yourself that you have a clinical illness. You do not. Experiencing anxiety attacks and their associated symptoms does not mean that you have a physical or mental illness. Your brain is fine; your body is fine. You can return to a more relaxed level of living if you follow the steps and psychological techniques I am going to outline for on this site.

Learn to trust is your body. Yes it may be experiencing a wide range of strange anxiety attack symptoms but it is well able to handle this. During an anxiety attack, many of the symptoms are similar to those of a really good workout:

  • Increased heartbeat rate
  • Sweating
  • Increased bodily sensations
  • Rapid breathing

You do not become fearful of these symptoms while exercising and therefore you should not fear them should they be present while experiencing anxiety. The fuel that really drives the anxiety symptoms is anxious thinking. The "what if" thoughts that appear during an anxiety attack create the powerful drive that fuels the anxiety much longer than it would normally last.

In order to extinguish the fuel that drives the anxiety attack we need to eliminate these exotic thoughts. Tackling anxious thinking effectively requires a two-pronged approach. To eliminate the negative thinking patterns, there needs to be a shift in attitude along with specific visualization tools.

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How To Use Nail Art Accessories to Create Unique Designs

Many people may think of beauty accessories as being makeup and hair styles; however nail art accessories can be added to this list as well for complementing your whole look with some added sparkle and style to your hands.

And it doesn’t matter how long or short your nails are, adding a touch of sparkle or style to plain nail polish may just draw attention to your other accessories like rings and bangle bracelets.

Having a variety of nail art accessories on hand has become a hit trend among many women to update their everyday French manicure with some French manicure designs, for example, using nail wraps only on the tips of the nails.

All over the country nail studios are opening their doors offering beautiful and unique manicures. And fashion blogs have been touting celebrities with some of their outrageous nail designs too, like Lady Gaga’s lace nails in her videos.

But you don’t have to be a professional technician or even have a natural talent at doing salon manicures to have beautiful nails. You can actually create salon perfect nails in your own home with a few inexpensive nail art accessories that mirror the quality of the professional freehand designs at the salons, but at a mere fraction of the cost.

A perfect manicure will definitely make your hands look and feel great but if you add even the simplest designs to your nails, you’ll stand out from the basic and boring as someone who really knows and loves style. The right accessories can even add an amazingly stylish touch and complement the colors of the outfits you wear also.

And even if you don’t leave the house often, for instance if you work from home, sometimes just watching a tutorial and trying out some different designs with some really inexpensive nail art accessories can make you feel better about your hands, although you may be the only one looking at them.

There are too many design accessories available today to even begin to make a complete list. But some of the more popular and trendy are things like Fimo art, designer nail wraps like foils, 3D nail stickers with fake gems, and designer nail tips. In fact, you can even buy molded designs specifically made just for creating 3D nail art or you can pierce your nails and add dangling jewelry.

Any of these accents will provide you with virtually unlimited choices for create stunning designs yourself or for salon professionals who are looking to offer new ideas to their clients. And since a lot of these techniques are relatively simple, even the do-it-yourself beginner nail artist can have fun creating new designs like a pro.

For example, 3D nail stickers can add sparkle and shine to a classic French manicure. In fact, design stickers come in so many varieties you can mix and match the designs, and create an accent nail on each hand that’s subtly different from the others. So you could apply lace 3D stickers to all but the ring finger on each hand and place gemstones on those accent nails.

Stickers are fun and convenient since you can apply them quickly, add a fast-drying top coat and you’re out the door with a fresh-looking manicure that’s coordinated in color and design to the outfit you’re wearing that day. Remove them later and change up the design for an evening out on the town, removing only the top coat and sticker.

Another fun and creative technique in the nail art accessories arena is Fimo art, available in just about every shape you can imagine, from simple abstract designs through complex looking fruits and animals.

But using Fimo art is so simple, just anyone who’s into beginners nail art can use Fimo art and give themselves a very unique and interesting manicure that everyone will want to see and talk about.

Nail gems in the way of faux gemstones that adhere to the nail with polish or dangles that require the tip of the nail to be pierced, are also a great options for adding some pizzazz to your manicure. Piercings are becoming popular for nails today too, especially with younger people who want more than just their ears pierced.

If you’re not careful in doing your own nail piercing, however, you may split your nail, while although not dangerous at all, it just means you’ll either have to cut your nail and allow it to regrow or replace it with an artificial tip until your natural nail grows out again.

Nail techs can also offer their clients time-saving colorful French manicures by using pre-polished, pre-designed artificial nail tips. Artificial nails today are so natural looking that even the do-it-yourself artist can apply them from home and walk out with gorgeous, natural looking nails. The best faux nails and nail tips are applied with a special formulation of “super glue” and when applied correctly, can last for weeks.

If you’re looking for designs for beginners, try out a few of these fun and easy to use nail art accessories during your spare time. Check out YouTube and subscribe to the popular nail artists to keep up with trendy designs and the hottest fashion manicure colors and you’ll always have great looking nails anytime for any occasion.

Effective Working Capital Management and Optimal Synchronization of Cash Flows

How do firms choose their operating cycle? How do firms choose their cash conversion cycle? What is the impact of firm’s operating cycle on the size and periodicity of investments in receivables and inventories? How do seasonal and cyclical trends affect firm’s operating cycle, cash conversion cycle and investments in current assets? These strategic policy questions relate to optimal cash flows synchronization and effective working capital management designed to maximize the wealth producing capacity of the enterprise.

In this review, we will examine some pertinent and extant academic literature on effective working capital management and provide some operational guidance to small business enterprises. The shorter the cash conversion cycle, the smaller the size of the firm’s investment in inventories and receivables and consequently the less the firm’s financing needs. Although setting ending cash balances is, to a large extent, judgmental, some analytical rules can be applied to assist effective formulation of better judgments and optimize cash flow management.

As you know, a correlate to cash is net working capital. Net working capital is not cash but the difference between current assets (what a firm currently owns) and current liabilities (what a firm currently owes). Current assets and current liabilities are firm’s immediate sources and uses of cash, respectively. Clearly, a firm’s ability to meet its current financial obligations (bills due within a year) depends on its ability to manage its current assets and liabilities, efficiently and effectively.

Effective working capital management requires the formulation of optimal working capital policy and the periodic management of cash flows, inventories, account receivables, accruals and account payables. And because poor working capital management can severely damage a firm’s credit worthiness and limit its access to money and capital markets, every effort must be made to minimize business default risk.

The significance of liquidity cannot be overemphasized. In addition, anything that adversely impacts a firm’s financial flexibility degrades its ability to borrow and cope with unexpected financial hardship. A firm must preserve its ability to react to unexpected expenses and investment opportunities. Financial flexibility derives from a firm’s use of leverage as well as cash holdings.

In practice, optimal working capital management includes effective cash conversion cycle, effective operating cycle, the determination of appropriate level of accruals, inventories, and account payables and the attendant funding options. Working capital policy impacts a firm’s balance sheet, financial ratios (current and quick assets) and possibly credit rating. Critical to efficient firm’s working capital management is a good understanding of its cash conversion cycle, or how long it takes for a firm to convert cash invested in operations into cash received.

The cash conversion cycle captures the time passed from the beginning of the production process to collection of cash from the sale of the finished products. Typically, a firm purchases raw materials and creates products. These products go into inventory and then are sold on account. Once the products are sold often on credit then the firm waits to receive payment, at which point the process begins again. Understanding the cash conversion cycle and the age of account receivables is critical to successful working capital management.

As you know, the cash conversion cycle is divided into three parts: the average payment period, the average collection period and the average age of inventory. The firm’s operating cycle is length of time from the receipt of raw materials to the collection of payment for the products sold on account. The operating cycle is therefore the sum of the inventory conversion period (the average time between when raw materials are received into inventory and product is sold) and the receivables conversion period (the average time between a sale and collection of the receipt). Note that the operations of a merchandising enterprise involves purchasing (the purchase of merchandise), sales (the sales of products to customers, and collection (the receipt of cash from customers).

Some Operational Guidance:

There is gathering empirical evidence suggesting that effective working capital management begins with assessment of operating cycle and optimizing cash flows from firm’s operations. Management must know, understand and anticipate the impact of cash flows on firm’s operations and its ability to maximize the profit producing capacity of the enterprise. Effective cash management is critical to the success of a business enterprise. It is all about cash flows.

One of the best ways to increase cash availability is to accelerate the receipt of incoming payments by reducing the age of account receivables using appropriate mix of incentives and penalties. A firm must evaluate current payment processes and identify effective options to expedite collection of account receivables.

There is strong evidence suggesting improving payment processes and moving to electronic alternatives will maximize liquidity and better manage costs of receivables. Liquidity is critical to the success of every business enterprise and effective cash management is the core of liquidity. In practice, a careful analysis of cash flows and assessment of investment strategies and policies is required to ensure that a firm has appropriate tools needed to maximize firm’s liquidity, and optimize cash flow management.

A firm optimizes cash flow management in its operating cycle by rationalizing-streamlining and improving the ways it manages the inflow of cash receipts, makes outflow cash payments and minimizes the age of account receivables. A firm needs digital records, electronic banking, robust internal controls and agile accounting systems for quick reconciliation of bank statements through timely access to bank accounts, customer records; and synchronizing cash flows, accounts payables, and accounting systems for increased efficiency.

Best industry practices include analyzing cash flows monthly to determine ending cash balance (the difference between total cash inflows and total cash outflows). The goal is a rising or positive periodic ending cash balance; Monitoring customer balances to manage account receivables (money owed to the firm from customers); and appropriate pre-qualifying processes before extending credit to customers is essential to minimizing incidence of bad debts.

A tracking system that monitors outstanding receivables and sends automatic reminders, invoices and statements is a useful tool. Some firms use factors by selling their receivables to factoring companies to ensure steady cash flows; Slowing down cash disbursements: Prudent cash flow management dictates that a firm retains cash as long as possible. Optimize cash flow management by paying on time while utilizing all accommodations consistent with the calculus of financial advantage. Finally, borrow long and lend short and time large expenses by setting aside small amounts to fund large expected expenditures. Always remember that long term liabilities become current liabilities in the accounting period in which they mature.

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options – What You Need to Know

Prostate cancer is a disease that occurs in the male reproductive system. This cancer is very popular as the most causes of death in the United States.

The prostate itself is responsible for production of semen. Anatomically, the prostate gland is located between the bladder and rectum, so sometimes in diagnosed the disease we need finger rectal examination besides PSA blood test.

Symptoms

early symptoms of prostate cancer nearly often overlooked, because it is usually without symptoms. This is one answer for the question why this most often found in men aged fifty years and the most frequently diagnosed in the seventies. Indeed in line with the age, symptom that was not visible will be visible. a common complaint expressed by people with the disease is pain, especially when you urinate, sometimes you will found bleeding in urination, and the presence of erectile dysfunction.

Examination and Diagnosis

The diagnosis of prostate cancer is taken through physical examination or with a blood test named PSA. This Prostate Specific Antigen, is the antigen if it contained in someone`s blood, the doctor will suspect him suffer the cancer. Later the suspicions of prostate specific antigen will be confirmed by taking a tissue biopsy.

Prostate Cancer Treatment options

Appropriate treatment for prostate cancer is still under debate. Treatment options vary, depending on the stage. In the early stages can be used prostatectomy (removal of prostate) and radiation therapy. If prostate cancer has spread, hormonal manipulation can be done (reduce testosterone levels through the removal of drugs or the testis) or chemotherapy.

Surgery:

1. Radical prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland).

Often performed on stage cancer A and B. The procedure is long and is usually performed under general anesthesia or spinal. An incision is made in the abdomen or perineal area, and the patient had to undergo hospital treatment for 5-7 days. Complications that can happen is that impotence and incontinence uri. In patients who are still active sex life, can be done Potency-sparing radical prostatectomy.

2. Orkiektomi (removal of the testes, castration).

Appointment of two testes have decreased testosterone levels, but this procedure causes physical and psychological effects that can not be tolerated by the patients. Orkiektomi is an effective treatment, does not require re-treatment, compared to cheaper drugs and after undergoing orkiektomi patient did not need hospital treatment. Orkiektomi usually done on the cancer that had spread.

Radiation Therapy:

Radiation therapy used primarily to treat cancer of A, B and C. Usually if the risk of surgery is too high, then do radiation therapy. Radiation therapy to the prostate gland can be done in several ways:

1. External radiation therapy performed in hospitals without the need to undergo hospitalization. Side effects such as decreased appetite, fatigue, skin reactions (such as redness and irritation), injury or burns to the rectum, diarrhea, cystitis (bladder infection) and hematuria. External radiation therapy is usually done as much as five times / week for 6-8 weeks.

2. Transplant iodine beads, gold or iridium radioactive directly on prostate tissue through a small incision. The advantage of this form of radiation therapy is that radiation is directed directly to the prostate with tissue damage in the surrounding smaller.

Drugs:

1. Hormonal manipulation

The goal is to reduce the level of testosterone. Decrease in testosterone levels are often very effective in preventing the growth and spread of cancer. Hormonal manipulation is mainly used to alleviate symptoms without curing prostate cancer, namely cancer in patients who have been spreading.

Synthetic drug whose function resembles luteinizing hormone Releasing Hormone (LHRH), the more widely used to treat advanced prostate cancer. An example is the lupron or zoladeks.

These drugs suppress the formation of stimulating the testes to testosterone (this is called chemical castration because it has the same result with the removal of the testes). Drugs given in the form of injections, usually every three months. The side effects are nausea and vomiting, flushed face, anemia, osteoporosis and impotence.

Other drugs used for hormonal therapy is androgen inhibitor (eg flutamid), which function to prevent the attachment of testosterone on prostate cells. The side effects are impotence, liver disorders, diarrhea, and gynecomastia (enlarged breasts).

2. Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is often used to treat symptoms of prostate cancer is resistant to hormonal therapy. Usually given a single drug or combination of several drugs to destroy cancer cells.

Drugs that can used to treat prostate cancer is:

* Mitoxantronx

* Prednisone

* Paclitaxel

* Dosetaxel

* Estramustin

* Adriamycin

The side effects vary and depend on the drugs given. You should carefully consider the benefits and side effects of both treatments to find the best prostate cancer treatment options that suit with you.

4 Poisonous Foods for Dogs

Despite having immensely strong stomachs that can usually tackle something dragged out of a garbage can, there are a lot of things that are toxic to a dog and even potentially lethal if consumed. Many of them are not just human foods, but things that appear around your house that you would not normally expect a dog to eat. The following is a list of things that you should try to keep secure or away from your dog.

Human Foods

While dogs can take on a lot of human foods and digest them fine, there are some that they should not eat. These include, chocolate, onions, certain grains, garlic, alcohol, and some are careful about feeding pork, among other foods. Certain foods contain chemicals (such as theobromine in chocolate) and acidic qualities like in the comments that can cause problems from gas and indigestion all the way to the liver and pancreatic problems. While a very small amount will not needlessly kill your dog, it does not do him any good, so it is best to try these items and others from him.

Medications

Of course, any drug can be dangerous for dogs. As with children who do not know any better, a dog can get into medications if they are left out or if they are thrown into the trash. Some dogs may just be chewing on the bottle when it breaks and so they accidently swallow some. Always keep medications, even as much as antacids and children's medicine, locked securely in a high cabinet that is out of reach.

Plants

Many household plants and shrubs are poisonous to dogs as well. Canines will sometimes munch on the greenery as they do grass outside, in an attempt to settle their stomachs. But some of these plants have toxins that can cause sickness in dogs. The most common plants include ferns, daffodil bulbs, lilies, and dracaena. There are also certain garden plants that may be growing outside that can harm them, such as Ivy / vines, Yew, Foxgloves, Onion, and Tomato plants among many others. It is a good idea to read up on what can potentially harm your dog.

Household cleaners

You would not normally expect your dog to get into your household cleaners, but with the brightly colored plastic bottle and the fact they are kept in a low cupboard under the sink, your dog could mistake them for toys and start to play and chew. Anything containing chemicals is harmful, especially bleach and anything like drain cleaner or oven cleaner are lethal. If you suspect your dog has been playing with anything (telltale sign would have tooth marks on the bottle) you must call a vet and animal poison control for advice and help. It can mean the difference in his life when it comes to domestic cleaners.

Dogs, like children, can get into trouble easily, and they will usually find anything that you didnt want them too! Therefore, you must always dog-proof your house before getting a dog and just practice common sense from there on, by keeping things safe and secure and out of paws-reach! However, even then they can still get into mischief and swallow something they should not so always be aware.

What Are The Signs Of Colorectal Cancer?

The symptoms of colorectal cancer often present at a later stage of the disease. Usually, at a later stage, it would be difficult to treat the cancer and treatment of symptoms is a part of the treatment plan. It is said that the average length of time when symptoms show from onset to actual diagnosis is 14 weeks. Symptoms are often vague and actually bear no bearing on the extent of the tumor.

Initially, colon cancer like any other orm of cancer does not feel painful or present any symptoms. Lack of symptoms does not mean that the cancer is no longer present of spreading. One common symptom during the early stages may be due to the cancerous cells eroding blood vessels and nerve cells, causing a painful sensation. The pain may increase as the tumor grows.

Oftentimes colorectal cancer presents with symptoms which is relevant to the location of the tumor. Development of signs and symptoms also mean that colorectal cancer has spread to other parts of the body, a process we know as metastasis.

The symptoms may be generalized, or localized usually at the place of the tumor. The most unpleasant location that tumor my present itself is the anus. This may result in changes in bowel movements. How often you eliminate may change. You may have constipation or diarrhea The stools may be different as well. Stools may pass as narrow width, or thin ribbons. Afterwards, there us a feeling of incomplete emptying. This is due to the mass of the tumor growth in the intestine, creating a “full” feeling.

Bleeding from the rectum may also result, which will give rise to bloody stools. Bleeding in the stools may either present as black stools or tarry stools. Black stools would mean that the cancer is present in the upper part of the colon. The black material in the stools is blood which has undergone digestion in the esophagus, the stomach, the small intestine and in the colon. However, not all black stools are due to colorectal cancer. Black stools may also be seen in peptic ulcer, so that it is best to check with your doctor about your symptoms.

Bright red stool, on the other side present when the cancer is in the lower colon or rectum. This is because the cancer invades blood vessels and undermines them, leading to bleeding.

It is often impossible to see the blood using the human eye. The occult fecal blood test is used to determine if even a tiny bit of blood is present. This test is usually included in the tests that the doctor would order for a patient to diagnose a peptic ulcer or colorectal cancer.

Anemia can result from bleeding. This makes colon cancer patients looking weak and pale. It also makes a person lose weight and tire easily. The tumor.can give rise to the anemia. This is because cancer cells tend to take from the body nutrients and other essential vitamins and minerals such as iron. Vitamins, iron and other nutrients are often needed by red blood cells, so that if there is a deficiency of these vitamins, the body’s red blood cells are destroyed in the bloodstream due to the cells being of poor quality and fragile.

Once the tumor spreads and grows in size, it tends to block the part of the colon. In this case, the belly may swell and grow in size. Sometimes a tear or perforation of the intestine can occur. The pain results from leakage of intestinal contents in the pelvic area, which the other surrounding tissue inflammation and infection that results. The resulting flatulence, inflammation and infection can cause nausea and vomiting.

Fever, hormonal changes and a condition where a clot in a blood vessel blocks the circulation of blood are other symptoms not usually seen.

The info offered in this article is NOT a substitute to licensed care and shouldn’t be used for diagnosing or treating a health difficulty or condition. You need to talk to your health care provider in case you have or believe you may have a health problem.

How to Gift the Perfect Gold Earrings This Season

Here's a secret that most men do not know: women love gold earrings! This is one piece of jewelry that can enhance her good looks dramatically and instantaneously. You see, sparkling gems, precious metal and lovely pearls in earrings brighten the face and work wonders for the neck and cheekbones. Which woman can resist that? The bad news is that the wrong pair could land you in deep trouble. Goes without saying, does not it?

Selecting the right pair of gold earrings
The right pair of gold earrings is a woman's favorite fashion accessory because it lends itself to all occasions. For example, even the tried, tested and reinvented gold hoops look wonderful regardless of what is worn with them. But some women just do not like hoops. In that case, there are literally thousands of styles out there that can flatter their particular jaw line, neck and face.

If it has not dawned on you yet, then here it is in black and white: the gold earrings you select for your sweetheart has to suit her face, her skin tone and her hair. Here's a clue: If she has an angular face, go for round hoops. If she has sharp features, angular gold earrings will emphasize her features. An oval face can pull off anything. Hoops are a great choice. For a round face, select something longish and dangling, like long chains embellished with tiny gems. A square face and chunky earrings do not gel well. A longish face needs something round and small, or else the earrings will add to the length of the face.

Size and color matter a lot when you are buying gold earrings for a woman. A small woman can not carry off an overly large earring. Similarly, a woman of generous proportions would dwarf dainty earrings. Women with warm skin tones look good in yellow gold while cool skin tones can carry off white gold very well. White gold is recommended if the design has gems embedded in it.

Now that you know how to select the right shape and size for your sweetheart, let us take a look at some of the most popular styles in gold earrings. Some of these styles are evergreen and need to be a part of every woman's jewelry chest.

Hoops: These are an all-time favorite. They are also making a huge comeback. So, if your girlfriend does not have a pair, this pair will make the ideal gift this Valentine's. Pure gold hoops are sophisticated and look rich without becoming overpowering, in any way.

If you want to get her something spectacular, you can choose one of the tiered gold earrings. These dangle delicately and their precious little gems catch the light and reflect it lovingly on the face. These are great for casual wear. Luminous pearls in an elegant gold setting are another classic buy for any girl.

Gold earrings are a great investment in your love life. They stand for timeless beauty and unbeatable quality. With the right pair, you can fill your love with delight and she'll remember you every time the earrings rest on her delicate lobes!