5 Principles of Speech Therapy That Can Help Children With Autism

When your child is diagnosed with autism, speech and language therapy is often one of the first and best treatments recommended by every doctor. Our pathologist will explain how speech therapy can help a child with autism.

Speech therapy can play a key role in treating autism:

This type of communication impairments is common in children who diagnosed with autism. Speech and language therapy often plays a key role in their Early Intervention treatment. It’s better to refer the children and families by our specialists.

Once autism is diagnosed in children, through speech and language therapy our professionals will make you to find better improvement in communication and to enhance their quality of life. With autism your child has little or no speech, our speech and language therapy team may introduce alternatives to speech, such as signing or the use of technology that supports communication.

How does speech therapy help children who have autism?

The main purpose of speech and language therapy is to help the children to improve their communication. A child with autism is especially important because communication is a key component in their ability to form relationships and function in their world.

Often, speech therapy can help a child with autism to:

1. Develop the ability to express their wants and needs

This might be by using both verbal and non-verbal communication. Kids with autism need to be taught how to exchange ideas with others.

This is not only important within the family, but also when they move outside of the home and want to build relationships with their peers.

2. Understand what is being said to them

Speech and language therapy helps children with autism to understand the verbal and nonverbal communication that other people use. It also helps them to recognize cues like body language and facial expressions.

Speech and language therapy can help an autistic child to understand how to start their communication without prompting from others.

3. Communicate in order to develop friendships and interact with peers

Some children with autism may fight back with the spontaneity and unpredictability of casual conversations. It also has very specific interests and finds it hard to talk about other things.

Speech and language therapy can teach these children strategies for mixing with other kids so that they can make friends, play and experience social success.

4. Learn To Communicate In A Way That Other People Understand

Sometimes autism in children may bring with it unusual language processing and idiosyncratic learning patterns. As a result, children who have autism commonly have problems developing spoken language. Sometimes, they learn spoken language in chunks without breaking what they hear down into individual words and sounds.

They might repeat long ‘chunks’ of favorite stories or TV shows without really understanding what they’re saying or being able to use any of the words in the ‘chunk’ independently. This is called ‘echolalia’ and speech therapy helps children to find ways to overcome it and the other difficulties that children with autism have when talking with others.

5. Articulate words and sentences well

Like many neuro-typical children, kids with autism also struggle with the articulation of sounds and putting words into sentences. Many children with autism also have great difficulty with time concepts, abstract language, and vocabulary that depends on the context for meaning.

Non- literal language like idioms, hints and indirect instructions can also be tricky. These are areas that a speech pathologist can help a child with autism with.


Autism is usually evident before age 3, and language delays can be recognized as early as 18 months of age. In some cases, autism can be identified as early 10 to 12 months of age. It is very important to start speech and language therapy for autism child’s as early as possible when it can have the greatest impact.

What's Covered? How to Use Medicare's Website to Understand Original Medicare Coverage Better

Many people want to know how Original Medicare will cover a specific health condition, treatment, service, etc. Luckily for me, as an agent, and for you, as a Medicare beneficiary, the Medicare.gov website lets you easily search for this. For example, I am going to search how Original Medicare covers Kidney Dialysis. First, I go to medicare.gov. On the homepage, you will see a search field. This is where you can type the service you'd like more info on. Once I have typed Kidney dialysis, I hit "GO", and within a few seconds, a list of services pops up, dialysis services and supplies being the first. I click on the link, and am led to a detailed summary of coverage. It discusses inpatient coverage versus outpatient, training for home dialysis, support services, equipment and supplies, and certain drugs for home dialysis that are covered under Original Medicare. In addition to a list of what is covered is a brief indication of what is not. Medicare does not pay for aides to assist with home treatment, any lost pay during self-dialysis training, a place to stay during your treatment, and blood or packed red blood cells for home self-dialysis without part of a doctors' service. The page then details how much Medicare will pay for the coverage offered, which in this case seems to be an 80/20 split for just about everything. This is where Medicare Supplements step in to help you with out-of-pocket costs. As you can see, with Original Medicare along a Supplement, your coverage will be quite comprehensive.

Medicare.gov also explains, in broader terms, what Parts A and B cover. There is a link to "What Part A Covers" as well as a link to "What Part B Covers." I truly love Medicare's website, I think it is so well done, and I urge you to explore it more!

Just as I discussed with Kidney Dialysis earlier, Medigap policies fill in the gaps of Original Medicare's coverage for different services and treatments. For example, Medicare pays for the first 60 days of a Hospital Inpatient Stay (there is a deductible that has to be met before they pay anything), but from days 61-90 you pay coinsurance every day, which is $ 304 / day. All Medigap Plans cover this hospital donut hole, and this is good news, because the coverage gets even worse the longer you stay in the hospital. Days 91-150 include a $ 608 daily coinsurance. A Medigap plan will cover this, and you will not have to worry about these gaps in coverage with Medicare. In fact, Medicare Supplement hospital coverage will go up to an additional 365 days in coverage past what Original Medicare will help cover!

A quick note: there have been stories in the news lately concerned the labeling of hospital patients as outpatient instead of inpatient and making sure you know your classification. This is another important factor in whether Medicare will cover the costs; how they label you can determine whether Medicare will pay. Part A (which covers hospital stay) will pay if you are labeled an inpatient, and Part B (which does not cover hospital stay) will pay if you are an outpatient. I am going to write a blog about this soon; keep on the lookout for more detailed information!

The list below should help to give you a foundation in understanding what is covered and what is not covered by Original Medicare (and therefore Medicare Supplements):

1. Dental and Vision

2. Nothing cosmetic is covered.

3. If it is routine, preventative, and a yearly sort of deal-you will most like get help with it, although it is always good to check with Medicare.

4. If your doctor is a Medicare provider and accepts Medicare Assignment.

My fourth point in the ground rules list is important to understand. After making sure that your provider works with Medicare, your next question should be whether or not they accept Medicare Assignment. This is a term used to describe the price per service that Medicare is willing to pay. For example, if Medicare pays $ 1,200 for a certain surgery, if the doctor accepts Medicare Assignment, he is accepting this amount as payment for the surgery. Doctors who work with Medicare are allowed to charge an additional 15% above the Approved Amount (the $ 1,200), which means they are not accepting Medicare Assignment although they work with Medicare. Now you see why it is imperative that you ask both of these questions before receiving any service from a provider. Medicare Supplement Plans F and G covers this 15% "Excess Charge" for Part B services.

There are many nuances like the one above, but the ones in this article are the major players in the game. I hope this article gives you a better understanding of what is covered by Original Medicare and how Medicare Supplements work together Parts A and B.

I have also made a YouTube video that will give you a visual to this article, and also introduce you to my website, which has more information on how Medicare supplements work with Parts A and B. The link for that video is below!

Minerals – Version 1.0

It is my obligation as well as my pleasure to inform and to assist in the education of others about that in which I know a little, perhaps less than some … maybe a little more than others and in doing so here's just a little snippet on eight of those said vital or not so vital minerals. Minerals are the inorganic substance that occurs naturally in rocks and in the ground and has its own characteristic appearance and chemical composition. The three main functions of minerals are as constituents of the skeleton, as soluble salts which help control the composition of the body fluids, and as essential adjuncts to the action of many enzymes and other proteins. There are many different types of minerals, some more important than others, but today let's look at magnesium, calcium, potassium, selenium, zinc, and chromium picolinate … So here they are!

Magnesium is an important mineral that helps the body to maintain muscles, nerves, and bones. It is also used in heart rhythm, energy metabolism and protein synthesis.

The major sources of magnesium are spinach, nuts, seeds, whole grains, water, fruits and vegetables.

The deficiency of magnesium can cause susceptibility to noise, nervousness, irritability, mental depression, confusion, twitching, trembling, apprehension, insomnia, muscle weakness and cramps in the toes, feet, legs, or fingers.

Calcium is a major mineral essential for healthy and strong bones and teeth. It is also ensures the proper functioning of muscles and nerves and even helps your blood clot. It is of very much importance for the growing children.

The sources of calcium are milk, cheese, eggs, dairy products, fruits, green vegetables, almonds, seaweeds (such as kelp, wakame and hijiki), nuts, beans and pulses, bread and fish.

The deficiency of calcium can affect bone and teeth formation, while its excess can lead to kidney stones.

Selenium is an essential mineral that functions predominantly in the form of proteins, called seleno-proteins, which act as enzymes and help prevent damage to cells in the body by oxidants in the environment or those produced by normal metabolism.

The sources of selenium are seafood, some meats (such as kidney and liver), and some grains and seeds.

The deficiency of selenium causes "Keshan" disease, a fatal form of cardio-myopathy (heart muscle disease). While its excess can cause reversible baldness and brittle nails, give a garlic odor to the breath, and cause intestinal distress, weakness and slowed mental functioning.

Potassium is a mineral that serves as an electrolyte and is involved in the balance of fluid within the body. It is important in controlling the activity of the heart, muscles, nervous system and just about every cell in the body. It regulates the water balance and acid-base balance in the blood and tissues. Our bodies contain more than twice as much potassium as sodium (typically nine ounces versus four ounces).

The major sources of potassium are bananas and orange juice. Some other sources include bread, cereals and other grain products.

The deficiency of potassium can cause your muscles not to work properly and you will feel weak. The excess of potassium can cause an irregular heart beat.

Zinc is an essential mineral essential which is involved in the manufacture of protein and in cell division. It is also a constituent of insulin, and is concerned with the sense of smell.

The sources of zinc are eggs, cereal grains, meat, liver, seafood and nuts.

The deficiency of zinc can cause short stature, anemia, increased pigmentation of skin, enlarged liver and spleen (hepatosplenomegaly), impaired gonadal function, impaired wound healing, and immune deficiency. The excess of zinc can cause gastrointestinal irritation (upset stomach) and cause copper deficiency.

Chromium Picolinate
Chromium picolinate is an essential mineral which plays a vital role in processing carbohydrates and fats. It also works with insulin (a hormone, produced in the pancreas) in assisting cells to take in glucose and release energy; that makes blood sugar available to the cells as our basic fuel.

Chromium picolinate is an essential mineral which plays an absolute vital role in processing carbohydrates and fats. It also works with insulin (a hormone, produced in the pancreas) in assisting cells to take in glucose and release energy; that makes blood sugar available to the cells as our basic fuel. The sources of chromium are meats, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, fats and vegetable oils.

The deficiency of chromium can cause anxiety, fatigue, glucose intolerance (particularly in people with diabetes), insufficiency metabolism of amino acids, and an increased risk of arteriosclerosis.

Stay tuned … There is will be more, there will always be more.

Type 2 Diabetes – An Oral Diabetic Medication That Does More Than Lower Blood Sugar

According to a study reported on in May 2018 in the journal Thyroid, metformin, a medication commonly used to help people with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes look after their blood sugar levels, also helps prevent cancer of the thyroid. Scientists at the Gyeongsang National University and several other research institutions in the Republic of Korea found fewer cases of thyroid cancer in those people who had been prescribed metformin than in non-users. It was also found higher doses of the diabetic medication was associated with a lower risk of developing cancer in the thyroid.

The researchers compared 128,453 metformin users with the same number of non-users for new cases of thyroid cancer. The users were divided into the…

  • lowest,
  • middle, and
  • highest amounts

of metformin prescribed and taken. New cases of cancer in the thyroid were reported in…

  • 340 users, and
  • 487 non-users

over a period of approximately seven years. This means the users had a 31 percent lower risk of developing cancer than non-users. Those who were taking the highest doses of metformin and those taking the drug for the most extended amount of time had lower rates of thyroid cancer than those taking lower doses and those who had started taking the medication more recently.

From the above information it was concluded the oral diabetic medication, metformin, lowered the risk of developing cancer in the thyroid. It was suggested the medication be used for both its blood sugar-lowering effects as well as its anti-cancer effects.

Metformin works to lower blood sugar levels by lowering the amount of sugar absorbed in the digestive tract, decreasing the amount of sugar released by the liver, and increasing insulin sensitivity…

  • in 2009 insulin resistance was shown to be frequently present in those diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
  • in 2017 it was suggested the rise in insulin resistance worldwide could be the cause of rising numbers of thyroid cancer cases.

In 2017 the International Journal of Endocrinology reported on a study showing an increased number of thyroid tumors in those with insulin resistance. Scientists at Tianjin Medical University in China found…

  • higher insulin resistance in a group of 201 participants who had thyroid bumps than in a group of 308 individuals without thyroid bumps.
  • the individuals with the highest level of insulin resistance had the largest thyroid bumps.

Lowering insulin resistance could give metformin a dual role in treating Type 2 diabetes and in preventing thyroid cancer.

In March 2018, Science Direct reported the diabetic medication also helps DNA repair, another possible mechanism for preventing cancer. The drug is under investigation for treating or helping to prevent…

  • uterine,
  • pancreatic, and
  • breast cancer

as well.

Skin Tags

Skin tags are a type of growth of the skin that is linked to the body by a short stalk. Skin tags are generally found in the neck, armpits and groin. Tags are small in size, soft and flesh colored growth that extends beyond your skin. Usually they do not harm. They are usually found on the eyelids near the eyes. Tags are very common among the people whose age is sixty and above. They are mostly in women than men. They are dark in color and the size ranges from 1millimetre to 5 centimeter.

They are generally found in the skin folds. The chances of tags are more in the people who are obese and the persons undergoing diabetes. They are commonly found in wrinkled skin or folded area of ​​the body. Removing of these tags may also have some negative effects. Excision method of removing the skin tags may be a little painful and you may also feel uncomfortable and possibly it may leave behind a scar. Recurrence of skin tags is an expected scene. But most of the methods of removing tags are not capable to prevent that. The treatment for tags may take little time say from some days to months before you see any results.

Skin tags often develop in the warm moist areas like groins, armpits, under the breasts and also near the neck. They have the tendency to become big in size as the time passes and are easy to eliminate with the help of scissors or by freezing them off. Surgical methods of removing skin tag are very effective and at the same time it is also very expensive. There are also some alternative solutions to remove tags which include laser removal or freezing the tag. You can also get rid of them by yourself.

The usual way to remove this is to tie a piece of dental floss or thread near the base of the tag cutting off the supply of blood. You have two options available that is either to cut the tag off with surgical scanners or wait till it falls by itself. You can also use serums for the tag removal because it uses only the natural ingredients that work in harmony with your body and they do not leave a scar after the treatment. You can easily apply the serum to the skin tags and just wait for it to fall off.

Fibromyalgia Treatment – Neuro-Resetting Technique

In a recent patient study, the Neurological Release Technique is having tremendous success for patients suffering from Fibromyalgia. This treatment method uses a technique that releases the menengies of the spell and removes the interference between the brain and body. It allows the autonomous Nervous System to regain its balance, so the parasympathetic nervous system can take over and repair and allow you to heal from the inside out.

Many studies have concluded that the cause from this disease starts all in the upper cervical spine and irritates the menengies / nervous system. This irritation is the cause of most of the patients pain and poor health. When the technique is performed correctly, it releases this irritation in the spine and most symptoms can leave the body and never return. These symptoms consist of pain, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, nervousness, depression, anxiety, low back and leg pains, feet pain, arm and leg pain, and headaches / migraines.

This technique has been helping patients rid of there symptoms for many years. It has been found to be effective for all over body pain, chronic fatigue, anxiety, RLS, headaches / migraines, IBS, and so much more. If found positive for the test, patients can undergo an 8 week program that is one of a kind. The technique also has a follow up treatment program which brings the patients from having any kind of flare-ups. The follow up treatments can be performed by a medical device and helps stabilize the spine overtime. If you are considering this program for yourself, please check with your physician before attending.


Connecting With Your Source Opens Your Spiritual Eyes

Part of the problem in believing that you are a separate entity is that you are kind of out there on your own. It is you against the world and so the "survival of the fittest" mentality plays so well given the idea that you are separate.

You can not depend on or refer to any other source external to you for your own unique situations without some element of doubt as to the sincerity of their help. In other words you do not trust anyone but yourself, and you're not all that sure you can trust yourself. You have been disappointed many times by the consequences of your actions and wonder why you do some of the things you do.

You have tried going to God, who is separate from you, for answers but you are unclear as to where God stands on your particular issues. When you beseech him with prayer, you often encounter a deadly silence, and when you flat out tell him what you want it never seems to manifest itself in your reality. You can shake your fist at the heavens and rant and rave about your problems but all you end up with is a sore throat.

You have tried listening to the words of your friends and family, but you come to the realization that most of them seem to have bigger problems than you do and if they really do have any wisdom to represent you then why are not they wise enough to use it on themselves and fix their own problems.

You have listened to what you think are combined sources of wisdom from television or books and gleaned some ideas, but you are not sure that these ideas will serve you well. You find yourself floundering in a sea of ​​indecision because you have no source reference for what is true to you.

The separation that you believe exists between you and all other things, including God, has left you with a loneliness that permeates your being. It is hard and lonely living within the paradigm of separation.

Try to think of a place where it would never be dark. The only place that really fits that description would be the sun. Why? Because the sun is the source of all light.

Within the paradigm of unity and oneness we understand that God is the source of all that is and at God's core is love. So love is the source of all that is. We are created in the image and likeness of God and at our core is love. Who we really are is love, and love is the source of all that is.

So when we want to go to our source all we need to do is go within ourselves to find it. It is not external to us. It is within us and it always has been and always will be. We can tap into our source any time we want purely by going within.

The pure love that resides within each and every one of us is available to us at all times. You just need to be wake and aware of its existence. If you are sleepwalking you could spend your whole life in fear, hate and anger and never be aware that the source to cure all of these ills is within you. Instead, you look to the world external from yourself for the answers to all of life's problems. Then you do this, and you do that, in an attempt to bring peace and resolution to the problems that confront you.

The solution to your problems can be had as easily as closing your eyes and instead of listening to all the noise and distractions of your external world, you seek the silence of the world within you. Instead of fussing and quarreling with all the thoughts running through your head, you let the thoughts go away and begin to contemplate the stillness of inner peace. Instead of being separate from your God, you feel the oneness between the temporal, temporary being that you are, as you inhabit this planet, and connect with the God source from which you are born. Instead of living in the illusion of the world of the relative, you begin to know yourself in the reality of the world of the absolute.

It is from the world of the absolute that all things are known to you. You are not restricted by the voluntary amnesia that you agreed to when you entered this physical plane called earth. This is who you really are. An all-knowing being that plays this wonderful game of life for the purpose of knowing experientially all that you know conceptually.

What is the Best Cure For Severe Athlete's Feet?

If you have had severe athlete's feet before, you might already know how uncomfortable, inconvenient and embarrassing it is. Although there are so many products out there promoting a quick cure for this we are not sure what really works well. What is the best cure for severe athlete's feet anyway?

What is athlete's feet?

This is a skin infection that happens on the foot. It is caused by a fungus known as Trichophyton. Our feet are usually enclosed in comfortable shoes so it stays moist and warm. This is good breeding ground for this fungus.

Trichophyton can grow in number and this leads way to an infection. A specific fungus that breeds on our foot is ringworm fungus or "tinea". This fungus can be located in almost all public places such as swimming pools, gym, locker rooms and even nail salons.

Not going to these places does not mean you can be exempted from the attack of this fungus. You can also get it from unwashed socks and clothes. This can also be easily spread from one person to another.

What are the symptoms?

Like any other fungal infection, the symptoms include itching. The itchiness ranges from mild to severe. There might also be a burning sensation that accompanies the itching. The upper layer of the skin may also peel out or crack which will cause open lesions and bleeding. Some people do not show outward symptoms so they are not aware that they have this infection.

How can it be treated?

The best cure for severe athlete's feet does not just involve one or two processes. It is best to do many measures to ensure that the fungus will not flourish any more. Try to make the environment for the fungus less pleasant. Meaning, keep it clean and dry. Clean and dry environment are fatal for their growth and development.

If you regularly have this problem, you may want to consider purchasing footwear that is made from leather or any other material that enables your skin to breathe easily. Materials such as vinyl are not advisable as this can prevent air circulation.

There are also some socks sold in the market that can prevent the growth of fungus. It uses materials that prevent moisture from forming in your skin. It absorbs that moisture so your skin can stay dry and fresh.

Antifungal creams and powders can also be used. I also advise the use of herbal remedies. Many underestimate the benefits of this kind of remedy. However, it is the most uncomplicated treatments that give the best benefits.

You can try the benefits of tea tree oil. This is not just a pimple remedy, it can also be an anti-fungal remedy. It can prevent infections because it has natural antiseptic and antifungal properties. The essential oil of the leaves of neem tree can also be used. This can not only cure this condition but can also cure problems such as eczema, acne and psoriasis as well. You can use this as a topical treatment.

Another one to try is a kitchen ingredient which is garlic. You can rub a clove of garlic on the affected area. It might sting a little but you can wash it off after 30 minutes. Although it is smelly, it can cure this problem in a matter of one week.

You can also try to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi by using a naturally manufactured product like Itch Dr.

This is a topical cream that can hinder the overgrowth of fungus, bacteria and even yeast. It can tie the itchiness caused by these organizations. It also helps boost the immune prowess of our skin so that it can better protect itself against the invasion of bacteria and fungi

This product only uses natural ingredients such as tea tree oil, aloe vera, lavender, witch hazel and many more. The efficacy of these herbs has already been tried and tested. You do not have to go to different methods to find the cure for severe athlete's feet. Sometimes, the best methods can be found in the most natural products.

3 Ways Hypoallergenic Dog Food Can Help Your Dog's Allergies

Firstly, what is hypoallergenic dog food and how can it help your dog's food allergies (which include symptoms such as severe itching, hot spots, constant licking, constipation and diarrhea)? A hypoallergenic food is designed with the following types of ingredients: 1) minimal, 2) high-quality, and 3) uncommon.

So how will this help with your dog's allergies?

Minimal Ingredients

Minimal ingredients mean the ingredients list will not contain tons of different ingredients. This is very helpful in eliminating what can be your pooch's allergy trigger. Allergy triggers can be anything from the protein source, grain source, even artificial colors and flavorings. By keeping the ingredient list to a bare minimum, you may be able to cut out the trigger.

High-Quality Ingredients

Another common trigger for food allergy symptoms or sensitivities in dogs is the low quality ingredients found in many of the major commercial dog foods. By switching to a hypoallergenic dog food with high-quality ingredients, your canine companion will be healthier and better able to fight off simple allergens naturally.

Uncommon Ingredients

Possibly one of the most important aspects of a hypoallergenic food for dogs is that is will not use common protein sources or common grain sources, since these are the most common causes of a pet's food allergies. Salmon, bison, and venison are examples of some of the different types of protein sources used. Grains will not include the most common grain, corn. Instead, grains like oatmeal, millet, and brown rice will be used.

If your dog has food allergies, you may want to switch to a hypoallergenic dog food that has completely new protein and carbohydrates sources. Not only will this more than likely not include the offending ingredients, but the quality of the food is much higher, giving your buddy a much more nutrient-dessert dinner.

Getting Calcium From Raw Food

We all know that calcium is essential for bone and teeth health, but I wonder how many people know that calcium is also vital for a healthy heart, circulatory system, healthy muscle tissue, blood, and skin?

Not many, I would venture to say. We all have also heard through the advertising from dairy companies, that we should drink 3 glasses at least, of milk every day to obtain this important nutrient. If the milk was a raw food product, instead of pasteurized, I might agree. However the milk that most people drink would actually kill the calf, if he drank it! I have decided to help bring awareness about how to obtain this important mineral from raw foods, which you can take that will help you absorb this vital nutrient, and finally, deficiency symptoms that could mean a lack of calcium.

Calcium can be found in raw foods such as carrots, carob flour, green leafy vegetables such as kale, mustard greens, collards, parsley, turnip greens, beet greens, and dandelion greens, for the adventurous. Legumes such as sprouted lentils are also a good raw food source, and fresh string beans give an ample supply of calcium. Nuts such as almonds, filberts, and brazil nuts are an excellent raw food source of calcium. Blackstrap molasses is very high in this important nutrient. One way to consume this is to simply put a tablespoon in a half cup of warm water, and enjoy. Sea vegetables such as arame, dulse, hijiki, kelp, and wakame are also good sources, and add an many other trace minerals as well. Sesame and sunflower seeds are another raw food source of calcium. For those who enjoy fruits, (and who does not?) Persimmons, contracts, figs, and blackberries, to name a few, also provide a most enjoyable way of getting your calcium. For a better understanding of which raw foods have calcium, check out the chart directory on my site. It's free.

To help your body absorb calcium, Vitamins A, C, D, F, and iron are complementary vitamins, although I have heard not to take vitamin C and calcium at the same time. All of these course can be obtained from raw foods; check out the chart directory. Minerals that help you absorb calcium are magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, and silicon. The sources for these minerals are best found from raw foods, especially in the case of vitamin A, as you can not get the toxicity symptoms from the raw food sources, as you can from the animal sources. The amino acid lysine is helpful, as well as getting exercise, and sunshine are also helpful to absorb calcium.

Finally, you may be deficient in calcium if you have arm & leg numbness, brittle fingernails, eczema, fragile bones, headaches, heart palpitation, hypertension, insomnia, irritability, muscle cramps, nervousness, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, periodontal disease, rickets, or tooth decay.

To learn more about calcium, what other raw food sources there are (there are a lot), what inhibits your absorption, and what the therapeutic uses are, check out my website for free info. I hope this has encouraged you to see that we can obtain all the calcium we need from living raw foods.

Stopping Chronic Pain By Teaching The Brain

The constant transmission of the chronic pain impulse to the brain is not only unnatural, but also unnecessary. The brain is the one organ we have capable of being taught. The goal of functional restoration in helping the chronic pain patient is to teach that organ, brain, to suppress an unnatural impuls. The brain can be taught to stop or ignore the debilitating pain message through interpersonal stimulation of descending nerves and tissues.

Chronic pain is one of the most expensive, unnecessary diagnosis that we continue to lose ground to. The use of pharmacological drugs for control of the chronicity of the pain impulse is misguided. If the goal is to control the perception of the pain impulse by deadening or lessening the consciousness of the brain then we are combating a symptom, not a cause. Our goal should be to teach the brain the message needs to be suppressed, and ignored, unless there is a new cause of a new pain. Chronic pain continuous messaging is totally wrong.

In 1987 the late Dr. Giovanni De Domenico explained the phenomenon of how the brain can be taught to alter the chemical processes of chronic pain submission from the pain source to the spinal cord and upward to the brain. When electrical impulses are introduced to the area that is generating the pain electro / chemical impulses the chemistry is changed and the brain learns to inhibit the messages. This is done by using 8,000+ pulses of electricity per second in the affected area, triggering the brain to create and transmit new chemical messages into the area.

The new chemistry is composed of peptides that inhibit the production of pain chemicals that are the source of the pain a patient feet. A clinician simply places 2 – 4 pads (electrodes) around the area where the pain is originating from. The interpersonal stimulus is adjusted to a level that is pleasant for the patient and is providing pain relief during the treatment. That stimulator is applied in the clinical setting for approximately 12- 20 minutes.

It is during this period of differential stimulation that the electrical charges alter the basic chemistry of pain. That alteration can be learned by the brain and with regular interventional treatments the brain learns to inhibit chemically and electrically the process of pain stimuli creation.

The historical process of coming to a clinic or hospital for treatments has now been altered and is more effective due to the availability of interferential medical devices. A patient can now be taught how to self administrator the interventional therapy with a take home device.

Usually the chronic pain patient starts using interpersonal therapy due to pain, but with the ability to use as needed, the patient intervenes with therapy and teaches the brain to stop the pain message. Over time the patient learns to prevent the chronic pain messages by using the device. It is the intervention, prior to the afternoon of chronic pain, that teaches the brain to stop or ignore the message.

The use of interferential portable devices does not interfere with the physical processes of a new pain source, such as touching a hot object, being transmitted. That signal is the natural and needed impulse, but the chronic constant pain message is not. The brain is taught to suppress it and natural health and function is restored to patients without the use of mind altering chemicals treating the brain's perception of pain, not the cause of pain.

This functional restoration video explains in more detail.

Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating – Are You Eating With Purpose?

In today’s time and age where so many people seem to be continually dieting, it can be hard to know what to eat that is healthy. Most of us merely let our cravings guide us. What foods do we feel like eating that day? Which foods do we think will most benefit us? Which foods do we have at home? While these are all reasonable questions, they do not necessarily help you choose the best foods to nourish your body.

Eating with a purpose is all about thinking more constructively as to why you are eating a particular food and making sure all the foods you do eat have a reason for being consumed. Let us look further at this concept.

1. Identifying Your Purpose. First, you need to define your purpose for eating a particular food. You can do this in a variety of ways…

  • To start you need to consider your fitness goals. What do they tell you about the foods you should be eating?
  • Next, think about what your doctor has said to you. Has he indicated there are any main health areas you should be working on? The foods you eat will largely influence your health, so do not take this lightly. Choose the wrong foods, and you will not be following your doctor’s orders and get the results you want.
  • Finally, also consider your desires. What do you want for your body? What do you hope to achieve both aesthetically and health wise? That can give you an indication of the purpose of your eating.

2. What Reasons Are There? So now you need to think about the reason you are eating. Some of the most common ones could include you are eating…

  • for more energy,
  • to burn fat,
  • to combat hunger,
  • to stabilize your blood sugar levels,
  • to increase your antioxidant intake,
  • to build stronger bones,
  • to help create larger muscles,
  • to help relax your body,
  • to help nourish your heart,

and on and on it goes. There is an unlimited number of reasons to eat different foods, but your job is to match your goal to the foods you are consuming. When you do that, then you know you are on track.

3. Choosing Foods To Match. Now, this brings us to the last step in the equation, and that is determining the foods to match your goals. Which foods will help you achieve your goals? Which foods won’t?

Every time you sit down to eat, you should ask yourself, if the food you have chosen will bring you closer to reaching your goals or further away? Make sure your meal is doing you a favor, not taking away from your hard work and efforts.

The Best Male Yeast Infection Treatments

However, the symptoms of yeast infections in males can vary from bad breath to constipation and indigestion as well. Other symptoms may also consist of diarrhea and intestinal gas. Although there is not a fixed treatment for yeast infection, there are various medicines and natural remedies which have been proven to be quite effective.

After consulting with a doctor, prescription medicines can be obtained which helps to kill yeast fungus responsible for causing infections. There are also anti-fungal creams and ointments that can be applied to the infected area directly to give a soothing effect and relief from the infection.

However, there are several natural remedies which have been around since ages and have been proven to be effective and safe to use. Yoghurt is one such natural ingredient which helps to inhibit the growth of yeast fungus. Yoghurt contains acidophilus which keeps the level of yeast fungus under control. Acidophilus is also available in the form of capsules, liquids and tablets.

Fresh garlic is another natural ingredient that provides relief from yeast infection. It can either be eaten or applied to the infected area. Garlic has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which kill yeast fungus and treats the infection naturally.

Other male yeast infection treatments include use of black walnut, licorice and goldenseal. These herbs can be used to make into a paste and applied directly to the area of ​​infection since they have anti fungal properties. You could also add a drop of warm water to the herbal paste and apply to the affected area.

Cranberry is another ingredient which helps to treat male yeast infections. It can either be ingested as cranberry juice or taken as a pill which is available in drug stores. Cranberry can also be applied directly to the infected area which will help in treating the infection and at the same time preventing recurrence.

Moreover, to get rid of yeast infection naturally, you need to avoid eating foods rich in yeast as they promote yeast growth. It is important to keep a healthy eating plan to prevent yeast infections from happening.

Acne Treatment

At least 85% of people experience acne at some point in their lives. Acne lesions usually appear on the face, neck, trunk, upper arms and buttocks and are colloquially known as zits, pimples and blemishes. Medical terms include comedomes (blackheads and whiteheads), papules (raised inflated bumps), pustules (raised white bumps), and nodules and cysts (deep, often tender, bumps benefit the skin).

There are three primary components of acne occurrence:

1. Plugging of skin pores and hair follicles by dead skin cells.
2. Androgenic (hormonal) stimulation of sebum production. Sebum is natural oils produced by the skin's glands
3. Bacterial infection causing inflammation of skin pores and hair follicles.

Contribution factors which are very important and often overlooked include emotional stress and pressure on the skin such as retaining face on hands. Acne is not caused by chocolate, fatty foods or in fact by any kind of food. Flares often occurs in winter and with the onset of the menstrual cycle in women, and almost all acne is contributed to hormonal factors. The psychological impact should also be assessed for each individual and the management plan modified accordingly. In some instances, acne can lead an individual to experience social withdrawal, lower self-esteem and sometimes even depression.

There are a number of therapies for controlling acne which can in some cases be used in combination however your doctor may first recommend using a topical preparation for at least 6-8 weeks before further acne treatment options are considered. Therapy options may vary depending on the severity of acne, and may include:

o Topical preparations like medicated gels, washes, ointments and lotions containing salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or benzoyl peroxide.
o Oral medications like antibiotics, hormone therapy and retinoids.
o Phototherapy (light therapy).
o Invasive treatments like injections, skin peels and skin resurfacing.

Top 5 Tips For Staying Heart Healthy

People face lots of different challenges in the world nowdays. Some things are easier than others to address. Take staying heart healthy by way of example. There's no "Magic Bullet" solution that works well for everyone. Each person differences from the others and must find their own best way. How, then, are you able to be certain of having the best results?

Know-how is without question the solution. Doing practically anything is simple when you're conscious of your goal. Anything is easier to do if you are well-informed in regards to it. In the same manner, the main element to getting good results with staying heart healthy is more know-how about what works leading to how, and why it functions.

Read this to enhance your understanding.

Listed below are 5 effective tips for staying heart healthy:

1. Get daily cardiovascular exercise. Just why is this important? Raising your heart rate strengthens the heart muscle. And just what happens when you follow this advice? You'll not only feel more energetic. You're heart health will improve.

2. Eat no more than 30% of your daily calories in the form of animal fat. That's very important because animal fat elevates LDL, or "the bad cholesterol". And also because it can cause your other blood lipids to be elevated.

3. Eat oily fish like salmon or supplement your daily diet with fish oils. The reason for that is oily fish contains essential fats called omega 3s which increase your levels of HDL, or "good cholesterol". It's also a good idea because fish is much lower in the types of animal fat contained in beef and poultry which raise bad cholesterol.

4. Drink plenty of water. Would you tell me how come this a good idea? Filling up with water not only keeps you hydrated and helps flush your body of toxins. Are there any other significant reasons? Water also fills you up so you do not feel as hungry at meal time. Eating smaller portions Promotes optimum heart health and has been shown to slow down the aging process.

5. Take time to relax and enjoy life. And this is important as a consequence of why? Although stress is a factor in everyday life, too much stress takes it's toll on our hearts and quality of life. Are there any additional reasons? When we feel stressed out, our bodies produce cortisol to counteract the stress. Although this helps restore balance, too much cortisol has negative effects on our bodies

Just carefully follow the 5 tips above and you may expect very good results in staying heart healthy. You may then have all of the joys, benefits and fruits that those good results provide you with. When you ignore them, be prepared for worse results than those you might otherwise achieve.