Discover the Common Causes of Ovarian Cysts and How to Treat Them Naturally

Will you or your loved ones be one of the 21,550 Americans to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year?

The Center of Disease Control and Prevention reveals that among women in the United States, ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer death, after lung and bronchus, breast, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers. It causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.

A thorough understanding of the common causes of ovarian cyst can go a long way in terms of prevention and treatment.

Cysts are basically fluid-filled sacs and can form anywhere in the body. The most common types of ovarian cysts are functional cysts. They are further broken down into two types:

1. Follicle cysts – this kind of cyst forms when the sac does not break open to release the egg. The result is the sac keeps growing. There is usually no need to worry though as this most often goes away within 1 to 3 months.

2. Corpus luteum cysts – this cyst usually goes away after a few weeks but can grow to almost 4 inches. Not only that, but it can bleed or twist the ovary and cause pain. It is different from one woman to another and in some cases, the pain is hard to tolerate and certain medications are usually taken for immediate relief. this type of cyst forms if the sac does not dissolve and instead, seals off after the egg is released. Fluid then builds up inside. Although rarely cancerous, be careful as some drugs used to cause ovulation (eg "Clomid" or "Serophene") can raise the risk of getting these cysts.

Having a sufficient and growing knowledge of the common causes of ovarian cyst will help you stay on guard and prevent heart breaking news such as cancer. If you do have an ovarian cyst, what your doctor would probably advise you is to go on hormonal treatment or in some cases, surgery. Both should never be one's only options and there is compelling evidence why.

95.6% of all women who conventionally treat their ovarian cysts ended up worse than when they started. It is far better to treat them naturally.

For starters, take Tylenol for the pain. As long as it's non-steroidal, it's safe. You may also use a heating pad or take a warm shower to relieve the abdominal pressure. You'd be surprised that simple lifestyle changes from drinking more water and herbal teas to cutting back on caffeine take, can go a long way.

And for obvious reasons. Natural treatments are proven to cure ovarian cysts and ensure that they never come back, because they focus more on the root cause, and not just on the symptoms.

How to Stop Anxiety Attack Revealed

When you have finished reading this article, you will learn how to stop anxiety attacks. You will learn the key to stopping these troublesome attacks and how to use self-talking, coping statements to deflect your negative thoughts and reduce the impact of anxiety. So be sure to read from this article from this point to the very end.

How differ are your anxiety attacks?

how would you rate the severity of your anxiety attacks on the 1 to 10 scale? If you would write them at six or higher, the first thing you should do is see your family physician or health care provider. This is because you will most likely need a prescription medications such as Elavil, Xanax or Valium. You may also need to combine one of these drugs with some therapy such as cognitive behavior therapy.

How to stop these troublesome attacks disclosed

The first trick to stopping an anxiety attack is a technique called thought stoppage. In this trek, you tell yourself firmly but surely STOP! These thoughts I am experiencing are not real and they are not good for me. I will think differently and move in a better direction.

How to stop the attack and help yourself feel better

The second trick to stopping these troublesome attacks is to use self-talk, coping statements. These are statements you tell yourself out loud and repeat them over and over. You may not believe these statements at first but as you continue to repeat them, you will come to believe them.

For example, here are some of the self-talk statements you might use to stop an anxiety attack:

-I am going to be OK. I know my feelings and thoughts are not always rational. I'm just going to calm down, relax and everything will be all right.

-Right now I have feelings I do not like. However, they will be soon soon and I will be fine. For now, I'm going to do focus on doing something else.

-I know that this attack is not dangerous. It just makes me feel uncomfortable. I will just continue with what I am doing or I will find something different to do.

-I have been able to stop these negative thoughts before and I can do it again right now. I know I am becoming better at deflecting these negative thoughts and this makes me happy.

-I know these attacks are not dangerous. They just make me feel uncomfortable. I will just continue with what I am doing and I will stop these negative thoughts.

Techniques For Accelerating Personal Growth

The most fascinating theme in any movie is the transformation of the main character, who evolves from a lower state of awareness to a higher one. Although this theme is repeated with minor variations in one movie after another, people do not tire of it because it represents their own story.

The meaning of life may itself be entirely about personal growth. Enlightenment is the final vision, where you see everything in a whole new light, with the universe and your neighbors as part of a massive conspiracy of beauty, elegance, love, and wisdom.

Personal growth happens by default.

Life itself forces it to happen.

The more stimulating the environment, the more it challenges you to accelerate your personal growth.

Personal growth can be defined as the evolution of awareness, a journey from a narrow, dysfunction perspective to a broader, functional one. It is an expansion of perception.

The reason why it can be thought of as an evolutionary force is because it is the result of adaptation to a stressor. All problems are due to an error in perception; a challenge is posed by the environment for you to adapt or suffer the consequences of failure.

For example, a poor state of health is due to a physical challenge, a rocky relationship is due to an interaction challenge, and a scarcity of finances is due to an economic challenge.

The reason it is a challenge is because it threatens your sense of well-being, and failure to

respond in a more adaptive way is to experience the collapse of what you need.

In a nutshell, personal growth happens when your inner map of how the world works is incorrect. You discover that your perception is inaccurate because your experience is misaligned with your desire.

What is needed is more information, an upgrade of your inner map. New streets need to be drawn in, new paths need to be discovered.

Every problem is an evolutionary taunt.

For example, if you are being financially challenged, what is needed is a new model on how to earn more and manage your money better. A bill that you do not have the means to pay is a financial challenge.

Adaptation occurs when new information is learned. This information changes the structure of the challenge. The result of your mental upgrade about what works now

becomes your new model. Using the money example, new information may come in the form of learning how to make more money. This information is then available for you to respond to the world in a more functional way.

Life is constantly posing challenges like this and we are constantly learning how to adapt to these pressures. Each successfully resolved challenge is soon followed by another challenge at the next level. Each unsuccessfully resolved challenge results in your staying at your current level. It’s called “feeling stuck” or “in a rut.”

This is the process of personal growth.

The growth proceeds along two trajectories: vertical and horizontal.

Vertical growth is learning something new and the new knowledge then fashions a new reality. Our college years, with its academic challenges, is probably the time of the most accelerated personal growth. Similarly, starting a new business or raising a new family are all vertical growth experiences.

Horizontal growth is integrating this new information. You are adjusting to the changes stimulated by vertical growth.

Furthermore, this growth also advances on three levels: ego-centric, ethno-centric, and world-centric. Each is a developmental stage.

In the ego-centric stage, your focus is on improving your own personal experience. In the ethno-centric stage, your focus is on improving your group. This could be an ethnic group, a religious group, or a national group; in other words, any particular tribe that makes you feel that you are one of its members. In the world-centric stage, your focus is on improving things for everyone.

Each stage is not necessarily clearly delineated. The higher stage may incorporate some features of the lower stage. In addition, each stage is broken up into further developmental stages.

The more challenges you overcome, the more you evolve to inhabit a higher stage. In addition, each stage has sub-stages which have to be transcended.

Factoring in the idea of incarnation, most people may spend their whole life in only one sub-stage or may move through several sub-stages but not leave their main stage. Other people may evolve from one stage to another. A few, rare individuals move through all the stages. Those who hit the final sub-stage of the final stage are considered enlightened and do not need to stay on the karmic wheel.

These growth stages also apply to cultures and civilizations.

While growth happens by default; it can also be engineered, or artificially stimulated.

This process is called learning.

Throughout history, those who choose to be self-evolving, do it using two specific methods.

One is using the imagistic aspect of mind and the other is through the linguistic aspect of mind. One can, of course, use both aspects of mind. Usually, however, most people have a predominant and favorite method. It is similar to how most people make one hand more dominant than the other, while only a few are ambidextrous.

Using the imagistic method, or visual thinking, remarkable progress can be made.

Those with a scientific bent appear to favor this method. Kekule dropped off to sleep by a fireplace, had a dream about a snake swallowing its own tail, and developed the basis of all organic chemistry, the benzene ring. Einstein precipitated the biggest leap in Science since Newton by day dreaming about a train ride on a beam of light.

In terms of the Jungian model of the mind: this would incorporate intellect, intuition, feeling, and sensation. For example, Kekule had a dream, which includes intuition, emotion and a tactile sense. Upon awakening, he then used intellect to define the benzene ring.

This method of visual thinking is as powerful as the transition between Roman numerals and Arabic numerals. Using Roman numerals, for example, the mathematics needed to create String theory in Physics would have been impossible. Since, to date, String theory is neither empirical nor observable, it could not exist without mathematics. Considering that this may very well end up being a complete theory of everything, you will appreciate the value of the use of Arabic numerals.

Another method is the Socratic Method, which is about 2,300 years old.

The Socratic method is essentially asking and answering questions. Questions probe consciousness and stimulate a search for answers.

This method is not to be confused with the didactic teaching that is referred to as modern education.

The Socratic method was used during the era of Classical Greece and the Renaissance, two epochs that produced more highly intelligent people than has ever been known.

The reason these two methods are so powerful is because they disrupt “neuronal habituation” the phenomenon that with a constant signal, nerves and brain fall sleep.

Changing the stimulation causes the brain to start working in a new and unusual way.

Ironically, our current educational methods across the globe stimulate only a limited amount of personal growth because they result in the stabilization of signals, creating

neuronal habitation. Subjectively, people claim to fall asleep or drift into a day dream during a class session. They miss the lesson because the repeated signal created boredom and disassociation. It did not provoke them to move beyond passivity.

With these two methods, learning becomes interactive and stimulating, resulting in a quantum leap in personal growth.

You don’t have to wait for all the right conditions before you can experience vertical growth; you can invite it to happen through choosing immersion in new, stimulating, life-affirming information.

Pesticides – Tumour Risks In Houseplant Pesticides

Recently I have written articles about the danger of chemicals we use everyday in our homes, and last week about the amount of additives used in food and drink, especially where children are concerned.

Now is the time of year when we actively look after pot plants and green houses, trying to keep them free from a range of different pests, but you might think twice now before reaching for one of the readily available pesticides.

A new study has been carried out on using pesticides on house plants has suggested that this could more than double your chance of developing a brain tumour.

In Britain there are around 5,000 people diagnosed each year with brain tumours, while some of these can be removed with surgery, others can cause death quickly.

The study said that those who used fly sprays, weed killers and other chemical treatment sprays on their pot plants were also 2.25 times more likely to develop brain cancer.

Researchers say that little is actually known about the causes of most brain tumours but in this study, which is one of the biggest of its kind suggests that chemicals found in pesticides play a role.

During the study 200 male and female patients who had brain tumours were asked about their use of pesticides at work and at home in the past. This was then compared to the answers of given by a healthy group of similar upbringing and age. The results found were that those who had used houseplant pesticides were more than twice as likely to have developed a brain tumour.

I find this quite alarming, as I am a great lover of houseplants and over the years have used many different sprays myself. I have always taken great care not to have the children or pets around when I have used these, but had not given a great thought to how long these chemicals are actually in the atmosphere for in an enclosed area!

Over the past couple of years I have been much more conscientious about chemicals and now just use good old soapy water to kill any pests that come onto my plants. I have found this to be just as effective.

A good way of reducing pests on your houseplants is to make sure they do not become too stressed, as a stressed plant is a good host. Make sure they are well watered and fed, have a good air supply and that they are potted up when needed.

If a plant needs re-potting, and you do not really want to go to a larger pot or do not have the space. Carefully remove the plant, lay it on its side and fork out some of the roots, trim these back and re-pot using fresh media to re-fill the pot.

The study also found a clear link between pesticide use at work and ill health, and worryingly that farm workers overall had a 30 per cent greater risk of developing a brain tumour, with those who had used pesticides the most had more than twice the risk.

The figures suggested that those with a high level of exposure to pesticides occupationally are associated with an excess risk of brain tumours. Those who used houseplant sprays were shown to have an increased risk of brain tumours, with great concern being that these sprays are recommended for weekly use, in confined environments.

Perhaps if you really do need to use a chemical spray, taking the plants outside might be less risky.

I hope you found this interesting and informative

Sandra & Ted

Draeger Gas Detector Tube Technical Information

There are certain rules and guidelines to be followed to ensure proper usage and correct results when using Draeger Gas Detector Tubes, including the tubes found in the Simultaneous Test Sets provided with the Draeger CDS Kit.

Draeger Gas Detector Tube Storage

To guarantee the accuracy of the tube indication throughout the shelf life, Draeger-Tubes should be stored in the original package at room temperature (approximately 20 C). A note on the package indicates a maximum storage temperature of 25 C (i.e. 77 F). Avoid excessively low (less than 35 F) or higher (greater than 77 F) temperatures during storage and do not subject the tubes to light for prolonged periods.

Draeger Gas Detector Tube Use in Cold Temperatures

Since some of the reagents can freeze below 0 C it is almost impossible to give correction factors for the use of detector tubes in cold temperature. However, there is a simple answer to the problem, namely to ensure that the temperature in the tube remains within the operating range (see operating instructions) during the measurement. The easiest way to do this is to keep the tube warm by holding it closely in the hand. This technique is useful down to -20 C (i.e. -4 F). Sports mittens with a slit in the palm work well at the lower temperatures.

Draeger Gas Detector Tube Disposal

Do not dispose of used or expired Draeger-Tubes in domestic waste. Draeger-Tubes must be disposed of properly, since the reagent system of the tube contains chemicals, even though the chemicals are present in extremely small amounts.

The storage or disposal of chemicals must be conducted according to local, state and federal regulations. Draeger Safety can provide the tube user a letter with general comments on disposal requirements as well as an attachment listing the pre-use contents of each of 15 defined groups of tubes (based on chemical reactants).

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maintains a toll-free telephone service called the RCRA Hotline, which provides guidance on regulatory issues. The number for the RCRA Hotline is 800-424-9346.

Draeger Supplemental Short Term Detector Tubes

The tubes in the Simultaneous Test Sets of the CDS Kit are characterized as “semi-quantitative”, providing rough estimations on the concentrations of 8 chemical agents. Draeger has nearly 200 short-term tube options capable of detecting over 1,000 different chemicals.

There is space in the CDS Kit for 6 additional boxes of individual detector tubes, which are also used with the accuro sampling pump provided. Selection of these tubes is an individual choice and is influenced by what chemicals might be expected to be present in a certain area. For example, if there is a nearby industrial facility that has certain chemicals in use for their processes, tubes for those specific chemicals would be a likely choice.

There are certain common chemical or chemical families for which individual tubes most often may be selectively added to the CDS Kit. An overview of some of these, and relevant tubes to respond, is presented here. More detailed information is always available from Draeger Safety or our Authorized Distributors.


Ammonia is the 3rd largest volume chemical produced in the United States and is used in a large variety of applications. Draeger manufactures 5 different short-term ammonia tubes able to detect from 0.25 to 100,000 ppm. The tube with the most utility within the TLV and IDLH ranges is the Ammonia 5/a (P/N CH20501), which can measure between 5-700 ppm. The tube can also detect other basic gases such as organic amines.


Chlorine is the 9th highest volume chemical produced in the United States, still most commonly used in water purification. Draeger manufactures 3 different short-term tubes able to detect from 0.02 to 500 ppm. The recommended tube would be the Chlorine 0.2/a (P/N CH24301) capable of measuring between 0.02-30 ppm. This tube is also capable of estimating levels of chlorine dioxide if present. Additionally, it has sensitivity to bromine and nitrogen dioxide.

Carbon Monoxide

May be present in toxic concentrations at the site of a fire. Draeger provides 5 different short-term tubes for the detection of CO, including the Carbon Monoxide 10/b (P/N CH20601). This tube is capable of measuring from 10 to 3000 ppm CO. As the tube has sensitivity to a number of hydrocarbons a carbon pre-tube can be provided to remove interfering substances.

Hydrogen Sulfide

Draeger provides 10 different tubes for the measurement of hydrogen sulfide, which is highly flammable and toxic by inhalation. TLV is 10 ppm in air. The Hydrogen Sulfide 5/b tube (P/N CH29801) has a detection range of 5-600 ppm.

Petroleum Hydrocarbons

The Draeger Petroleum Hydrocarbons 10/a tube (P/N 8101691) has specific sensitivities to hexane, heptane, octane and other hydrocarbons. The standard calibration is for n-octane at 10 to 300 ppm. This tube is therefore capable of general measurement of a number of common substances such as gasoline, kerosene/aviation fuel, diesel fuel and various solvents/spirits.

Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

Different chlorinated hydrocarbons still have a number of applications including dry cleaning (perchloroethylene), solvents (trichloroethane), degreasing (trichloroethylene) and adhesive production (vinyl chloride). Draeger manufactures tubes for all these specific compounds. The two most commonly used in HazMat Response have been the Perchloroethylene 2/a (P/N 8101501), range of 2-300 ppm, and the Trichloroethylene 10/a (P/N CH24401), which can measure 50-2000 ppm of TCE.

BTEX Compounds

The aromatic compounds benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and xylene have a large presence in the chemical/petrochemical markets in a wide variety of uses. The tube with the most utility in quantifying all BTEX compounds except benzene is the Toluene 5/b tube (P/N 8101661). Of the 5 different tubes offered for benzene measurement (collective range of 0.5 to 420 ppm), the most benzene specific is the Benzene 0.5/c (P/N 8101841), which can measure from 0.5 to 200 ppm.

Hydrochloric Acid

Hydrochloric acid is the 25th highest volume chemical produced in the United States and commonly is used in food processing, steel pickling, metal cleaning and various acidizing applications. Measurement of the gaseous hydrogen chloride fraction is done with either of two hydrochloric acid tubes. The lower range Hydrochloric Acid 1/a (P/N CH29501) covers the range of 0.1 to 100 ppm.

Other chemical specific tubes that are available to complement the semi-quantitative tubes found in the Civil Defense Simultest Kit and help pinpoint levels of potential toxic substances include the following:


  • Nitrous Fumes 2/a (NO + NO2) CH31001 2-150 ppm
  • Nitrogen Dioxide 2/c 6719101 2-100 ppm
  • Nitric Acid 1/a 6728311 1-50 ppm
  • Hydrocyanic Acid 2/a CH25701 2-150 ppm
  • Sulfur Dioxide 0.5/a CH31701 0.5-25 ppm
  • Carbon Dioxide 0.1%/a CH23501 1000-60,000 ppm
  • Phosgene 0.25/c CH28301 0.25-25 ppm
  • Acetone 100/b (Ketones) CH22901 100-12,000 ppm
  • Alcohol 25/a 8101631 25-5000 ppm
  • Petroleum Hydrocarbons 100/a 6730201 100-2,500 (n-Octane)

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Tips on Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Symptoms

Fatigue is a condition wherein a person experiences exhaustion and lack of energy possibly due to sleep deficiency, infection or overexertion. Since this is a fairly normal and common condition, most adults have experienced fatigue at least once in their lifetime. However, a person who continues to suffer from severe fatigue for an extended period of time of at least six months maybe affected by a more serious condition known as chronic fatigue.

Most people who are afflicted with chronic fatigue usually suffer from a more serious condition, which includes fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue immunodeficiency syndrome, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.

In order for us to know how to beat chronic fatigue, we first need to look into what causes this condition. Here are the most common reasons why people suffer from chronic fatigue:


Some viral and bacterial infection could cause chronic fatigue. Most athletes are more susceptible to such a condition when suffering from an infection as a result of heavy training and exertion. However, chronic fatigue usually disappears once the infection is fully cured or treated.


People who put their minds and bodies to the extreme usually suffer from chronic fatigue. Since athletes endure rigorous training and practice, they are the ones who usually experience chronic fatigue due to over training and exertion.

Depression and anxiety

Some experts link chronic fatigue to psychological disorders. Thus, people who suffer from severe anxiety and depression are the ones who are also stricken by chronic fatigue.


Many people do not pay attention to their daily water intake because they are not aware that dehydration could have long-term side effects, such as chronic fatigue, on their bodies and even their performance.

Eating disorders

The likelihood for people who have eating disorders, such as bulimia and anorexia, of suffering from chronic fatigue in the future is very high. Lack of proper nutrition is one of the causes of chronic fatigue, and people with anorexia and bulimia surely have inadequate supply of vitamins and minerals in their bodies.

Now that you know the common causes of fatigue, we should now start discussing the ways in which we could beat chronic fatigue. Follow the tips enumerated below and you will surely be able to manage such debilitating and long-lasting fatigue symptoms:

Eat a balanced and healthy diet

Food that is high in sugar and fat usually makes us feel sluggish and lethargic. Hence, prolonged intake of food that is high in sugar and fat could eventually result in the development of chronic fatigue and other serious diseases.

If you want to stay healthy and energetic, you need to increase your intake of fruits and vegetables. To ensure that you have a steady supply of energy through the day, do not skip breakfast. Instead of eating three full meals, go for small but frequent eating.

Live a stress-free life

Figures from a research group in Sweden found that there is a close connection between stress and development of chronic fatigue later in life. Thus, if you don’t want to suffer from chronic fatigue in the future, you need to bring your stress levels down.

One of the ways to beat stress is to look for what is causing it. Marital or family problems could stress you out, so you need to find a way to remedy your problem with your mother, wife, husband or children.

For many people, work is their major stressor. Proper time management, ability to delegate tasks properly, and learning to deal with difficult colleagues are surefire ways to manage your stress from work. If you feel that you can no longer manage stress alone, you can solicit the help of your family, friends, or even a counselor.

Exercise regularly

Couch potatoes and people with sedentary lifestyles often develop chronic fatigue. Your body, particularly your heart, needs regular physical activities to make them perform at their peak. Moreover, exercise could help increase your energy levels naturally, because it aids in proper circulation.

Exercise does not only help in relieving tension, it also aids in releasing endorphins, a feel-good chemical, which generally reduces stress, increase pleasure and lessen pain.

Try alternative and natural remedies

You should not be afraid to try new things that could help you relax and make your body more energetic and stronger. Treat yourself to reflexology massage to help you relax and improve blood circulation.

If you are a little adventurous, you can try acupuncture. This is an ancient medical science practiced in China and the orient. Acupuncture helps in improving the flow of your chi and increase mental and physical strength.

Meditation and aromatherapy are good ways to bring your stress levels down. These methods could also give you inner peace and help you relax after a demanding day.

The Dawning Of A New Era For Infiniti

Nissan's luxury division is increasing its popularity among buyers of high-end cars. One of the reasons for this is the Infiniti G35 coupe which became an instant hit when it was introduced in the United States auto market. In fact, there are rumors milling around the auto circle that the G35 single-handedly increased the popularity of the Infiniti brand in North America.

Good things must come to an end though … to give way for even better things and experiences. That is why Infiniti will be shelving the G35 in favor of the more advanced G37 coupe. The said car will hit showrooms in the United States by the second half of August. The G37 is dubbed as a fully updated version of the Infiniti G35 and is seen to take the brand name to newer heights.

Infiniti developed the G37 with a new engine, suspension settings, styling, and overall dimensions. These upgrades give the G37 an even better performance. The new coupe's engine has a displacement of 3.7 liter. Valve timing is electronically controlled. Compression is also exceeded over the G35. The G37's predecessor has a compression ration of 10.6: 1 while its compression ratio is 11.0: 1. With the adjustments made to the coupe's powerplant, it is expected to produce as much as 330 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque.

The engine of the Infiniti G37 can produce as much as 30 horsepower more than the BMW 335i coupe's engine. This shows how far the Japanese have come in the development of engines for high performance cars.

Transmitting the power from the engine to the car's drive wheels is a matter of option for consumers. The standard transmission offered by Infiniti with the G37 is a five-speed automatic gear box. This transmission is available with shift paddles located behind the steering wheel. Another option is the six-speed manual transmission. The manual gear box is mated with a smooth-operating clutch assembly. This reduces the amount of vibrations and power wasted through the drive train.

Aside from the transmission, the car's suspension configuration for the front is updated. The Infiniti G37's front end is supported by a double-wishbone with a single lower ball joint as opposed to the two ball joints used by the G35 for the front suspension. On the rear, the G37 uses the same multi-link suspension configuration that the G35 employes.

As far as the styling of the new coupe is concerned, the new styling cues used by Infiniti gives the G37 a sleeker appeal. Some of the exterior parts that Infiniti retouched are the grille, headlights, and taillights. A rear spoiler is also integrated to the G37 giving it a race-prepared-car look. This coupe is not one that you would cover with Nissan car covers – instead, any proud owner will certainly flaunt this wonderful engineering masterpiece anywhere and any time. For those who love the Infiniti G35, the G37 will certainly be a treat.

6 Tips On How To Get Rid Of Cold Sores

Cold Sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) and it is highly contagious. This virus is not possible to cure and it will always be in your body's nervous system and outbreaks can come back at any time. There are several factors that can trigger this illness make the virus have an outbreak, like stress, fatigue, other illnesses like a cold or exposure to sunlight. But fear not, there are several things one can do to get rid of cold sores and almost remove the outbreaks for good.

Tip 1 – Protect Your Lips From The Sun

Exposure to the sun may cause the virus to trigger, so be careful when you are outside a sunny day for a long period of time you should use a lip moisturizer that has an SPF of at least 15. You should also consider using a lip moisturizer more often if your lips tend to be dry, but be careful when choosing a lip balm. I have had several balms that makes my lip worse, and even sometimes even caused outbreaks!

Tip 2 – Continue Eating A Healthy Diet

Be sure to continue to live a healthy life, do not go around and feel sorry for yourself and start churning away at chips and other bad food just to make you feel better. It actually makes you worse of! It is important to get proper nutrition and eat lots of protein. This will make the healing process go al ot faster. Be sure to strengthen your immune system. Antioxidants will help your immune system a great deal, as well will vitamins. So go out and buy a vitamin supplement if you have not already!

Tip 3 – Hygiene

Cold sores are annoying to get, but be sure to keep it to yourself! Its hard enough for you to get rid of cold sores, but someone you live with wont be happy if they suddenly get it when you have it. Cold sores are as already mentioned extremely contagious, and it should be treated as such. One should avoid contact with others when the outbreak has just occurred, that includes not sharing things like cups, towels, remotes, cellphones, etc. Be sure to wash your hands every time you touch your sore (which you should not be doing) and do not touch your eyes. Cold sores can cause permanent damage to the eyesight.

Tip 4 – Get Much Sleep

Be sure to get enough rest. This applies almost anytime you are sick, as the body needs to be rested to take care of the problem properly. Stay away from training at least a few days after the outbreak, unless you want even more blisters. Make use of power naps in the middle of the day. Just lie down and sleep 30-45 minutes when you feel a little tired and then your body will feel a lot better.

Tip 5 – Treat The Sore

Washing your sore with alcohol helps to kill bacterias and keeps it clean. Using vodka on a cotton ball will kill millions of viruses each time you do it. In addition, covering the infected area with a petroleum based product will also speed up the healing process. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly with soap before you apply the product. Usually pain relief products work charms here and will seal the virus in and prevent further infection.

Tip 6 – Avoid The Sore!

Do not, and I repeat this cause it is very important, do not touch the sore. This may be the most important part of the aspect of getting rid of cold sores. If you touch the sore, you irritate it and it keeps growing. You also are then going to have to wash your hands as you will infect everything you now touch, and if you touch your eyes, you can even infect your eye which can cause permanent damage to your sight. So be careful, and cover up the sore and let it just do its work, your fingers wont help.

Getting on with Panic Disorder: Ali Baba Was A Fortunate Man He Did Not Panic

I am sure you have all heard the story of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves.

Even in this story the writer brings anxiety to the character.

Getting on with panic disorder got this character through the fictional trials of the story. I am sure that he was constantly under pressure to perform and to not give away his identity as well as his wealth or its hiding place.

One of the concerns Ali Baba has is overlooking the door to his cave will open in time and his treasure and hiding place will go undiscovered.

This may seem like a silly story to an adult but if you really look at it and listen to the words as you read you will hear all the references to escape, villains, stealing, and fast chases.

I think this could cause anxiety for most of us in the real world.

If we pay attention to the written word in all its forms there are many stories we have heard over the years that were innocent in nature but very violent as well.

I was talking to my husband tonight and he pointed this out to me.

I asked myself why I had not noticed these anxiety causing scenarios.

We take for granted the fact that stories are to be enjoyed but at what price?

We read them to our children and then some of them have nightmares.

Is it any wonder that the underlying messages in the stories can stay with us for life?

This got me thinking of all the cartoons, nursery rhymes, children's stories and fairy tales we read.

Look at the story lines in these little gems.

What we fill our minds with is a concern matter and there are certainly consequences to everything we do.

You are probably like me and went through life just accepting tales and stories as entertainment.

What I am saying is, in the adult world we have the same thing going on.

The programs we watch, books we read, newspapers we look at as well as magazines and movies can add to the panic, stress and anxiety of everyday life.

With the bombarding of negative stimuli, we need to start tuning in to some positive uplifting information.

I encourage everyone to remember stories like Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Robin Hood, and Jack and the Bean Stock to name a few.

Do you see the anxiety causing stories here?

I am not saying we should stop reading fairy tales to our children.

Just watch for all the places anxiety can enter your world and have a plan in place when the anxiety becomes too much.

Getting on with panic disorder has many facets.

I like to use humor to gain control of the situation.

Here is one that will get you thinking.

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp.

Do you think he experienced anxiety?

I think his biggest worry was what to wish for.

Diabetes and Obesity – Is There a Link?

Over half the population of the United States of America is obese or sufferers from the effects of being overweight. Without surprise, among this cross section of the populace there are greater instances of diabetes. Although it has not been pinpointed as to whether obesity causes diabetes or vice versa, it is common knowledge that where one is found so will be the other. It is because of this that the US is in the midst of a wide epidemic in incidences of this disease.

It is a fact that most cases of obesity result from irregular diets and inactivity. For that reason it means that obesity is a risk factor that can be reversed with a healthy diet and moderate exercise. In turn it will have a considerable effect in decreasing the chances of getting or even managing diabetes.

The associations with not only diabetes and obesity but also other conditions that enter the arena such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, and arthritis are impossible to ignore.

Studies have shown that those who incorporated a mere 30 minute walking session into their day can reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes and obesity by almost half. Yet, millions of Americans remain critically overweight and the cases of diabetes continue to rise.

The over consumption of refined sugars and carbohydrates that are the staple of the American diet are clearly involved in this epidemic as is the predisposition towards inactivity. Americans spend a great number of free times in front of the TV or on the internet when they could be out participating in at least 30-45 minutes of vigor activity per day.

Obesity and diabetes- as well as the complications of obesity and diabetes- have overwhelmed the medical system. The negative impact of these diseases only antagonizes and complicates other medical conditions. Even the simplest of procedures from dental work all the way up to post operative healing become of greater concern as diabetic and overweight patients with hypertension are more likely to experience complications.

Obesity is not just a cosmetic problem; It's very much a health problem as well. If you are overweight, you are more likely to develop health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain types of cancer, gout (joint pain caused by excess uric acid), and gallbladder disease. Being overweight can also cause problems such as sleep apnea (interrupted breathing during sleep) and osteoarthritis (wearing away of the joints). The more overweight you are, the more likely you are to have health problems.

Non insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type 2 diabetes) is the most common type of diabetes. It is a major cause of early death, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, and blindness. Overweight people are twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes as people who are not overweight. You can reduce your risk of developing this type of diabetes by losing weight and by increasing your physical activity.

As we read the above information, it shows us that there is a very well developed link between obesity and diabetes. The two conditions together link you as the patient even closer to many more health problems

Your Body's Own Ready Remedy For Obesity and Diabetes

When you receive the Seal you begin to take care of your health. This may include losing weight and beating diabetes. A new study shows a natural hormone blocker can do the job for you.

When this hormone is blocked there are many immediate health benefits. It can help you lose weight and beat type 2 diabetes, as well as get over the problem of insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes often goes along with obesity. It comes simply from eating a poor diet and not getting enough exercise. It is characterized by high blood sugar and also insulin resistance.

Insulin resistance is when your body does not respond naturally to normal levels of insulin in the body – it "resists" the insulin. In the early days of having type 2 diabetes your body still produces enough insulin but it is not effective.

This can all be changed with gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) receptor blockade. Your body produces GIP when food is ateen. Certain acids are inhibited by GIP so they are not secreted when it is present and it stimulates production of insulin. GIP is a natural part of your digestive process. After you take in a lot of fatty food, GIP is produced in your body for an extended period of time, so researchers have thought it might be involved in metabolizing fat.

The new study looked at whether regular injections of (Pro3) GIP, the GIP receptor antagonist, was able to cure people of obesity and the metabolic problems that go with it like high blood sugar. The study used mice which had been fed a high-fat diet for nearly 6 months. These mice all showed signs of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Then they were fed different diets.

The control group was fed a balanced diet with a good amount of protein and plenty of carbs but little fat. The experimental group was fed a diet high in fat with less carbs and protein. Some of the mice were infected daily with (Pro3) GIP. The researchers periodically measured blood sugar and insulin levels in the mice, and also at the end measured other key levels, like cholesterol and hormones that metabolize carbs.

The mice that were fed the high-fat diet gained weight and their cholesterol rose, and their blood sugar levels rose, as well as having other diabetes-related problems happen. But those mice that were infected with (Pro3) GIP experienced a reversal of many of the effects of the high-fat diet on body weight, blood sugar, and fat metabolism.

Blocking GIP activity with (Pro3) GIP is so shown to reverse most of the bad effects of eating too much fat. It results in weight loss, cures insulin resistance and can even cure type 2 diabetes. This is good news – researchers are finding cures for obesity and type 2 diabetes, common illnesses that claim huge numbers of people and a growing amount of youngger people.

And this is good news because (Pro3) GIP is a natural chemical found in your body. It is not artificial or foreign. It is what God made to heal your body of the bad effects of a poor diet. When you are sealed you will begin to care about your health. God will show you that changing your diet and losing weight will extend your life. Long life is a gift for those who receive the Seal.

Answers from Ayurveda: Autumn Skin Care

Protective Measures – How to avoid dry, chapped or cracked skin

The easiest way to get your skin feeling smooth and soft is adopt the following simple morning and evening routine. It’s quick, easy and inexpensive and you will see and feel the benefits within days.

– barrier bathing

use light non-toasted sesame or almond oil to massage over the skin before bathing. If you’re in a rush a quick rub over problem areas will do before showering as usual. This gives a protective film to the skin that counteracts the drying nature of soap. In India it is common to mix a little oil with soap before bathing.

– evening skin drink

before turning in for the night, reach for the sesame oil again and massage into your skin pay particular attention to your hands and feet. While you sleep your skin will drink in the beneficial properties of the sesame oil. If you want to add an aromatherapy boost try adding a drop of your favourite essential oil before applying.

The added benefit of this quick and easy beauty routine is that it will help you sleep well and encourage anxious thoughts from the day to drift down from your head and out through your toes as you massage them!

Tip: Massaging a little sesame oil across your shoulders helps boost immunity and protect from autumn chills apply again in the morning for best results.

Hydration and Lubrication – Keeping Smooth from the Inside Out

To counteract the drying nature of Autumn be sure to sip plenty of water throughout the day and use good quality natural oils in cooking such as olive oil or ghee (ghee is clarified butter and is available from most grocery stores).

The cold dryness of Autumn is dehydrating to the body both inside and out, sipping hot herbal teas like peppermint and lemon and ginger help keep the body hydrated inside and out.

Turmeric – Ayurveda’s secret ingredient for a healthy glow

Turmeric is an amazing herb with many beneficial properties. When it comes to clear skin with a healthy glow turmeric is the way to go. For centuries brides in India and Thailand have used turmeric to give their skin a healthy glow for their wedding day.

Here’s a simple way for you to do the same. Add a small pinch of turmeric powder to your favourite exfoliating cream and then massage into your face and rinse thoroughly. Be careful not to get turmeric on clothes or towels as it can stain.

In conclusion: keep warm and well oiled and you and your skin should slide through Autumn in glowing health.

Tea Oil Treatment – Who Needs Tea Tree Oil Toenail Fungus Killer?

Toenail fungus exactly? – Toenail fungus also known as Onychomycosis is a eukaryotic organism invisible to the naked eye, that gains entry through a nail or skin break in the toe nail. The fungi loves the warmth of the environment created by shoes and socks growing, multiplying and spreading the organism. Patients suffering from this painful and embarrassing condition are the ones who needs tea tree oil toenail fungus killer, the ultimate no mess or no fuss treatment.

Fungus symptoms- Toe nail fungus symptoms are the only visible part of the medical condition, taking the form of nails breakages, crumbling, spots and discoloration varying from white, yellow, brown and even black. The nail can also separate from the nail bed. Swelling, discomfort and pain are also common symptoms associated with the infection.

Areas affected- Both hand- and toe nails can be affected by the infection. However it is more common on toenails because of the lovely warm breeding ground created. The fungus is unfortunately not isolated to the feet and hands alone, any area of ​​the body is open to infection.

How is the condition spread? – Nail fungus is spread in damp, wet and normally warm environments such as showers, pools, saunas, spas and gyms. Any apparel keeping the feet from totally drying-out, immune deficiency and medical conditions such as Diabetes will increase your chances of contracting and developing the condition significantly. The fungus can also spread from one toe to another if not treated with tea tree oil toenail fungus killer.

How do you prevent contracting the fungus? – Prevention is always the preferred choice. Keep your feet neat, tidy and clean by washing regularly and drying them off properly. Disinfect all manicure and pedicure tools every time you use them. By just taking care of your hands and feet you will be able to successfully prevent nail infection. Make sure that you wear clean, protective gear when using showers, gyms, saunas, spas and other public facilities. Do not wear or borrow other people's shoes, sandals or socks.

Natural fungus treatment- Natural treatments are highly recommended especially in the form tea tree oil toenail fungus killer. Researchers have found solid proof that tea tree oil is highly effective for treating numerous skin conditions as well as general skin care. The oil soothes the itch and irritation associated with the fungal condition as well as killing the nail fungus.

Traditional and Non-Traditional Treatments Anxiety Depression Relief

Traditional treatments (of) Anxiety Depression include pharmaceutical therapies including a number of different classes of antidepressant medications. These drugs do work for most and some better than others. The type of depression will usually indicate the drugs to consider for treatment.

Unfortunately, many of the depression medications have potentially dangerous side effects. Other side effects are just plain annoying. Many mental health medications have sexual side effects, usually a decrease in the sex drive. Other side effects could include digestive upset, headaches, and dizziness or drowsiness. Consumption of alcoholic beverages should not occur unless a doctor approves it and even then, it should be very limited.

Non-traditional treatments include but are not limited to the use of herbs and herbal supplements. Herb treatments (for) anxiety depression include Chamomile usually taken in the form of tea and is known to aid in sleep problems. St. John's Wort is known to aid in depression and anxiety. Evening Primrose is helpful in treating symptoms of PMS. In the best supplements, only the standardized extracts of herbs are used and the reason for this is where the most active ingredients are located.

To be sure you are getting the purest supplement and that you are getting what the label says you are getting, the supplement should be of pharmaceutical grade and have had the metabolic pathways of the ingredients checked at the molecular level. The interactions of the ingredients should have been evaluated as well. This information should be found somewhere on the label or you can email or telephone the company if you are unsure.

Other non-traditional treatments (for) anxiety depression include Guided Imagery in which a leader guides you in the creation of your own personal mental space where you can escape and renew yourself. Along the same lines, guided meditation is very similar. Progressive Relaxation can be done with a leader or on your own once you know how to do it.

Yoga, aerobic exercise, and other forms of exercise help to release chemicals in the brain that control pleasure and mood. Be sure that you check with your doctor before implementing an exercise program to be sure it is safe for you.

Depression sufferers deal with the stigma that has for centuries plagued those with any form of mental or emotional illness. Not only must this, but those who suffer with depression / anxiety deal with being told "It's all in your head." "Snap out of it." and other statements such as "Let it go, it's in the past- leave it there!" Reach out if you feel you or a loved one may be suffering. There is real help and real hope available to those who suffer with depression and anxiety.