How Water Intake and Sleep Patterns Can Inhibit Inflammation

Inflammation is a natural part of the human healing process when we are attacked by a virus or when we suffer a broken limb. But, inflammation that sticks around after we have recovered is anything but desirable.

Two areas that you need to look at in regards to chronic inflammation are: the amount of water you drink and your sleep habits.

  1. Water intake

Water is the vehicle which delivers nutrients to all parts of the body. If you tend to drink very little water, not all your organs will receive what they need to remain healthy. If you’re feeling extra-tired and your mind is not as sharp and clear as it normally is, try increasing your water intake.

Start with the regular prescribed 6-8 glasses. Remember that it has to be water and not fluids in general – coffee and tea can actually contribute to dehydration. While it doesn’t mean you can’t drink them – you just have to ensure that your daily water intake is adequate. Sodas are loaded with sugar which is a huge contributor to inflammation so it’s best to avoid those altogether.

There’s another reason drinking enough water is crucial to our well-being. Allergies are a very common trigger for inflammation. An obvious example of an allergy is someone eating shellfish and breaking out into hives or having difficulty breathing. This is an inflammatory response.

However, doctors and researchers are just as worried about “silent allergies”. These don’t provoke an immediate, dramatic response; instead, their effect builds up over time and you’ll find your days laden with headaches, fatigue, a decimated sense of motivation and a generalized, stubborn feeling of ill-health.

It’s best to avoid foods containing gluten and dairy, which are two of the worst offenders. To start with, however, just increase your water consumption to flush out toxins. This is exactly why doctors tell you to drink plenty of fluids if you have a cold.

The most effective way to find out if and how gluten and dairy stress your system is to just eliminate them from your diet. If you experience less generalized pain and fatigue, you’re on the right track. You’ll have higher energy levels and a real sense of wanting to enjoy life, which are excellent reasons to leave them out of your diet permanently.

You’ll soon know your body well enough to ascertain if you’ve accidentally eaten gluten or ingested dairy. You may want to consider increasing your water intake to about two-thirds of your body weight in fluid ounces so that rogue elements get flushed away easily.

  1. Sleep patterns

There’s nothing quite like good sleep to heal you. A lack of sleep – particularly if prolonged – can and will cause chronic inflammation. That relentless tiredness and fogginess of mind may not just be because had a bad night. It could be that serious chronic inflammation is compounding these symptoms.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have identified insomnia as a pandemic affecting America. You’re probably reading this and thinking of your own sleep habits.

Now take a moment and think of friends and colleagues. How many of them have mentioned bad sleep cycles? Probably about 90%, if not all. We often speak nonchalantly about how we sleep because we’re unaware of just how much harm we’re doing to ourselves.

Increasing your water intake is one big step towards reducing inflammation in your body. With this, you will probably be sleeping better anyway, and while better is good, we really want to for best here.

Firstly, try to figure out how much sleep your body needs. 8 hours is a good average but some of us need 7 to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day. Some of us may need 9. Find out what your magic number is.

Secondly, set your boundaries and stick to them. You may want to catch up with friends over late-night chats, thinking that’s the only time you have with them. But look at it this way: with more energy and a clear mind, you’ll get more done (and at a faster rate), leaving you time to meet with your friends face-to-face. Give yourself a specific bedtime and get the sleep you need.

Thirdly, if you have trouble falling asleep, you may want to use essential oils in a diffuser. Set it up about 20 minutes before you go into your room to settle down.

Lavender oil is a popular for sleep but others, like blends containing licorice, aid the reduction of inflammation in the tummy. A settled stomach means a calmer mind and consequently better sleep. Get the lavender as a staple and try out other essential oils to determine what else helps you get a good night of rest.

Chronic inflammation interferes cruelly with your quality of life. Many have spent months, sometimes years, in bed feeling exhausted, ill, demoralized and hopeless. This is no life for anyone. Fixing water consumption and sleep patterns are two crucial steps in attaining a quality of life that you can fully and genuinely enjoy.

Parts of a Deer Antler – Deer Rack Anatomy 101

Deer antlers are an incredibly fascinating biological phenomenon. The shape of antlers range from very small sharp “spikes” to fantastical typical and non-typical racks. To better understand the parts of a deer antler, we will first examine some basic deer antler terminology, the difference between horns and antler then follow up with the correct name for every part of the deer antler.

Antler Terms

Point: a projection on an antler that is at least one inch long.

Rack: refers to the set of antlers on a particular deer. All racks are divided into two classifications; typical or non-typical.

Typical: typical racks are those antlers that look like a a classic or “normal” rack. On a 10 point buck (a buck with a rack that has a total of ten points,) the buck would show five matched points on each side, and the location of these points would be in typical locations.

Non-typical: non-typical racks, by definition, are racks that do not look normal. They may exhibit unmatched points (for example 3 points on one side and 5 on the other,) they can have points growing off of other points or the points themselves may be abnormaly shaped.

Antlers vs. Horns

Horns are found on mountain goats, bighorn sheep, bison and other game. Horns, unlike antlers, grow all throughout an animals life. If they are lost or damaged for any reason, they cannot be replaced. The surface of horns is made of a keratin, much like human finger nails. They are alive, in that they receive nutrients by blood vessels that are inside the horn.

Deer, like elk and moose, have antlers, not horns. Antlers, are not made of keratin, they are dead bone that grow out of the skull of the animal. Antlers tend to be much longer than horns, and have numerous branches. Deer grow yearly and shed their antlers on a yearly basis. Antler tissue is said to be fastest growing mammal tissue known to man. Even the largest rack on a mature deer is grown in about three to four months!

Parts of a Deer Antler

Pedicle: The base of the deer’s antler, where the antler bone meets the head of the deer.

Beam: The central stem of the antlers, from which all other points arise.

Brow Tine: The first division or point off of the beam.

Bay Antler: The second division (or point above the brow tine).

Royal Antler: The third division on the antlers (or point above the bay antler).

Surroyal Antler: The fourth division or point above the royal antler.

Fork: The end of deer’s antlers, where the central beam divides in two.

Palm: The end of a deer’s antlers where the central beam divides into several points, resembling the human hand.

Crown Tine: A tine growing at the very end of the deer’s antler, the points above the fork or palm.

These terms should help you correctly identify and discuss the different parts of a deer antler.

How to Cure Ovarian Cyst Naturally

 Surgery is frequently used to cure ovarian cyst, surgery is not the best solution to this problem. First, complications may arise during the operation; secondly, surgery does not stop new cysts from developing.

To know why surgery is not the best cure, you need to know first what ovarian cyst is, and how it develops. The whole problem is center around its formation.

These are small sacs filled with fluid found in the ovaries of women. They form naturally during ovulation, when a woman is about to release eggs for fertilization.


Normally they have to dissolve after a few days or so, but some do not and are filled with fluid or blood. These are those responsible for the pain.


We come across many different types of cysts: follicular cyst, corpus luteum cyst, hemorrhagic cyst, dermoid cyst, endometrioid cyst, polycystic-appearing ovary, and cystandenoma.


All of these put women through:

1.      Pains, mostly during menstruation of which the pain may keep on long after menstruation.

2.      Fertility problems, this is mostly common with endometriomas.

3.      Metabolic problems

4.      Cardiovascular complications

5.      Type 2 diabetes

6.      High blood pressure


These are only a few of the complications. We now know its nature, and problems it may cause; it is time to get rid of it.


 The only way to know if you have ovarian cyst is to carry out an ultrasound test. The test in it self is simple, and not painful.


If you feel persistent pains after menstruation, pains in the pelvic, pain associated with sex, urine problems, sometimes bleeding, and then you need to go for a test. One other sign of developing cyst is putting on weight.


Remember it affects women of all ages, especially those of childbearing age.


Removing a cyst through surgery is not a solution, for we have just seen that others will form again during the next menstrual cycle.

Natural methods are the only real means of stopping their development in the next cycle.


To better put this; natural means help your cyst to dissolve after releasing the egg.

Aids and Symptoms

I would like to make it clear that AIDS begins by a HIV infection. When people are infected with HIV, they do not have any symptoms for many years. (could take 10 years or more)

During that period, HIV develops to become AIDS, and infected people can transmit the virus to others. This is the most dangerous point about AIDS or HIV.

Because a HIV-infected person may seem well-looking, while he is actively transmitting a virus to other people.

If HIV is not treated or detected, it will rapidly develop and the infected immune system will weaken, at the latest stage it is called AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).

Symptoms of AIDS

As I said, symptoms will only occur if HIV is developed into AIDS and the symptoms of AIDS are a result of series of infections called opportunistic infections that do not normally develop in humans with healthy immune.

Why are they called opportunistic infections? Because they do not happen to people with healthy immune. But since AIDS destroys the immune system, they will occur in infected people.

What are common symptoms with AIDS infected people?
They are fevers, sweats, weakness, weight loss, and a series of "rare" infections and cancers.

I will probably discuss these infections later in detail. But I just wanted to make it clear to you about the difference between AIDS and HIV, and when exactly symptoms occur.

In a later stage, aids causes rare cancers, that normally will not affect a healthy immune. Occasionally, the patient dies after one of these opportunistic infections.

What To Do If You Touch Poison Ivy

In order to prevent or minimize the itchy rash, you first need to know how you can get poison ivy. First, you can get poison ivy from directly coming in contact with the plant oil itself.

The plants contain an oily substance, called urushiol, which causes an allergic reaction in most people who come into contact with it.

Secondly, you can get poison ivy from an indirect contact with the oily substance. This can be from handling clothing that has come in contact with the oily substance in the plant or it can come from petting your animal that has been romping in the poison ivy near your house.

Thirdly, you can come in contact with urushiol by an airborne contact. Airborne contact occurs when you are burning vegetation and burn poison ivy. The oil can get in the air and can come in contact with your body. For this reason, you should not burn the plant but instead bag it up with gloves and throw it away. Do not forget to wash the gloves as soon as you are done handling the plant.

If you come in contact with the poison ivy plant, you should wash the area as thoroughly as possible with a degreasing soap – like the soap you get at an automotive store. If you do not have that, use regular soap and scrub the urushiol off of the affected area. Wash your hands, too, after you have washed the affected area.

You should remove the clothing you were wearing when you came in contact with the noxious plant and wash it separately from any other laundry. Use a good strong detergent in order to get the oily substance out of the clothing and dry it in the dryer so that the clothing is "baked" in the dryer. This should remove traces of urushiol from the cloths.

If you have to come in contact with the poison ivy plant, wear boots, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. If you are pulling out the weeds, use thick garden gloves. You should wash the garden gloves at the same time you are washing the clothes you were wearing when you came in contact with the plant.

Do not burn the poison ivy as you can come in contact with airborne urushiol. Instead, you should consider bagging up the poison ivy and throwing it away. You can also put it in a compost pile if you do not ever plan to handle the compost.

Remember what poison ivy looks like. It can grow in vines or as small shrubs that have three leaves to a branch, with the middle leaf being on a slightly longer branch. The bushhes tend to cluster together in a patch but can be mixed in with other vegetation. The leaves are green in the summer but turn yellow or red in the fall. They are still able to cause a rash in the fall or even the winter so be wary anytime you see three leaves in a bunch on the same branch.

Niacin and HDL Increase

HDL stands for high-density lipoprotein and is called 'good' cholesterol because it acts like a vacuum cleaner sucking up all the cholesterol it can find and transporting it back to the liver for excretion. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) particles have the opposite function – they deliver cholesterol from the liver to the cells that need it. Healthy levels for HDL are above 40 mg / dL for men and 50 mg / dL for women. However, if your LDL level is high, low levels of HDL can not gather up all the surplus cholesterol that is being transported by the LDL particles and not used by the cells. Here, much of this cholesterol may end up in artery-cell walls, constricting the artery, and restricting blood flow.

In cases where HDL levels in the blood are too low, it is possible to increase their number with niacin. In small quantities niacin, which is vitamin B3, helps the body perform certain functions. In large doses (2,000 mg or more per day), it can increase the number of HDL particles in the blood, in some cases by 35%, and helps remove more harmful cholesterol so lowering the risk of heart disease. This has been known for sometime and has been prescribed by many heart doctors to move their patients out of harm's way. It probably has not been well known to the public because of two reasons: currently the medical approach is to lower LDL levels, and the pharmaceutical companies – for monetary reasons – want a drug to do the job of raising HDL levels, and so far they have not been able to come up with one. Niacin is simple, but is not necessarily under pharmaceutical control so its role in raising HDL levels has not been made public.

The taking of mega doses of Niacin should not be done without under a doctor's care. This vitamin can hurt liver function and if you are taking other medications you may experience drug interactions. A doctor is required to monitor your progress and prevent any harmful side effects.

Hidden Causes Of Heart Disease Among Maori And Polynesian People

Although many of us do the right thing by going for yearly check ups and full blood counts, there could be an underlying heart problem we are not aware we have. It doesn’t mean that because we appear to be fit and on the go that our hearts themselves are necessarily functioning properly. Neither does having an ECG always give us the guarantee that our heart is healthy. I experienced a medium to severe heart attack two days after having my last ECG. This had caused me to look into why this had occurred as I showed none of the typical signs such as – high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or being over weight. What I did have however was an overload of stress and one other interesting factor that I thought would not affect me, was the fact that the cardiologists had confirmed that my heart attack had been caused through stress and the other interesting factor was that I had inherited a gene from my father side of the family which I thought would not have affected me the way it did.

My father had never showed any symptoms of heart disease, yet they were there laying dormant and had been easily overlooked. He was a very heavy smoker and a drinker and passed away at the age of seventy five due to lung cancer. He was also of Maori/Polynesian descent and interestingly, this does play a role in the overall health of an individual if they have descended from a Polynesian background. With my mother being Caucasian, I thought I had got away with any heart problems which related back to my hereditary gene pool on my fathers side. The most common forms of disease we often see in Maori and Polynesian Pacific people are…

  • Respiratory problems
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes

Maori and Pacific people are considered to have one of the highest rates of heart disease in the industrialised world, along with some third world countries, especially “rheumatic fever” which is more prevalent in those under the age of twenty. This can lead to heart disease in later life. It has also been noted that One hundred years ago, it was expected that the Maori race would die out and be replaced by the white man. Rheumatic fever was intended to kill off the Maori population which had originally been introduced by the white man.

In New Zealand after the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840 there was a noticeable decline of the Maori population which continued declining. Europeans had already spent countless years building up a resistance to such diseases through their lifestyle and more so with the food they had been used to consuming such as processed foods like cream, butter, milk, bread, cake and of course that was how we ended up with the scrumptious icon, the”Devonshire Tea,” which was something the native people had never been accustomed to eating. Their diet consisted of mainly fish and other seafood along with watercress and other natural non processed foods. This is where the gene to low resistance to heart disease came about among the native peoples along with diabetes and respiratory problems, it had been the sudden changes in the consumption of their natural food.

Although it appears many caucasian people suffer from different types of coronary heart disease, Maori and Pacific Island people are at a greater risk because of the changes in diet they made when the white man had settled. South East Asians and Indians are also known to carry this type of gene. They come into the western world and consume western foods which are processed which makes them much higher in toxins, sugar and fat. The safest and sure way to find out about your heart health is to speak to your doctor about having an “angiogram.” This where a camera tube is inserted into a main artery at the top of the leg.

The tube runs the full length of the artery until it reaches the heart itself, where the complete condition of the heart can be assed and viewed on a monitor. You can watch the whole procedure taking place. This is how they found my blocked artery, an ECG will not pick that up. The procedure is painless, and in removing the tube a clamp is then placed over the top part of the leg for round twenty minutes or a little longer to ensure that the bleeding has stopped. The only painful bit about having this done is the cost of it. I think it is a great way to ensure that you have peace of mind, and the cost of it is something I think everyone should consider, regardless of their hereditary background.

The Health Benefits of Olive Oil

While losing all the excess body fat and staying slim forever is everyone's dream. There are still many pieces in the puzzle that we need to fill in. Olive oil is definitely one of those important missing pieces. We all know that in Mediterranean diets it plays an important part. But do you know exactly why is that?

Going back several thousand years ago, in ancient Greece, olive oil was cultivated and used for a variety of reasons. Since then, its use has been taken over all the Mediterranean countries and around the world, continuing to this very day, giving its remarkable health benefits. Most commonly, it is used in cooking, but also in medicines, cosmetics, soaps even as a fuel for old style oil lamps.

The process for making olive oil is very simple; crashing the olives to release the oil inside. It is the king of all oils, because is very high in mono unsaturated fat (up to 80% !!), there is no other oil with such high amount of fatty acids, a super amount of vitamin E, and other powerful antioxidants. In terms of weight loss; 1 tablespoon has around 120 calories, if you eat daily 2-3 tablespoons you can reap all the benefits.

In a report published in the British journal, they found that olive oil could cause a melting of fats in fat cells. In another research made from the American Diabetes Association in Diabetes Care, it shows that it may help in reducing stomach fat and insulin sensitivity.

The health benefits are so many and all very important; because it is made of good fats, not only is cholesterol-free, but also has actually been shown to reduce cholesterol levels and therefore protect from heart disease. In some remote places in the Mediterranean, where people use exclusively in their diet olive oil, they live till very old without any heart problems.

Olive oil may also protect you from diabetes, because it lowers the insulin levels, it can protect you from different types of cancer like skin, breast, or colon cancer. Olive oil also has very powerful anti aging agents; just to get an idea, it is enough to remind you that olive trees are almost immortal, sometimes they can live thousands of years regardless of weather conditions.

There is also the beauty benefit; historical researchers report that man's first use of olive oil was very possibly cosmetic! It can really do wonders in the skin, hair and body !! There are various uses even as a medicine: for the healing of wounds, as a pain reliever with oil massage for the body, for colds and flu symptoms and many more.

Adding olive oil in your diet is an optimum way to start feeling and looking younger and healthier; Simply replace all the hydrogenated oils: margarine, vegetable oil, commercial butters, corn oil, soya oil, and etc, along with a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and meat.

When it comes to the selection, types and prices of olive oil may vary, depending on the procedure and the destination, but as a general advise i recommend you to buy extra virgin oil for best quality, because it contains all the antioxidants and nutrients, but without additives or chemicals that can harm your health.

The Chronic Cough in Chronic Bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis is medically interpreted as a chronic respiratory condition characterized by cough and sputum release at least three months per year two years consecutive. The diagnosis of chronic bronchitis is only established when other possible respiratory or cardiovascular diseases have been excluded.

The chronic bronchitis appears as an inflammatory damage of the bronchial tree due to an untreated acute bronchitis or due to chronicling smoking. The chronicle swelling of the bronchial walls and lumen are caused by external agents like smoke, inhaled pollutants, allergens connected with internal factors such as genetic and respiratory infections.

In time the chronic bronchitis produces a decrease of the respiratory inflow due to the thicken walls and to the pathological changes in pulmonary emphysema. In this case the infection has already affected the lungs, and the condition is known as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

Sudden acutisations of a chronic bronchitis can occur; patients present larger amounts of sputum, even pus sputum and acute breathing problems. A diagnose of chronic bronchitis exacerbations must be set after excluding other assembling diseases.

Knowing and recognizing the signs and symptoms of both acute and chronic bronchitis are beneficial for a future need to establish a quick and appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
In COPD, controlling symptoms like cough means improving the quality of life for the chronicle patient.

The best cure for the chronic cough in bronchitis is avoiding environments with pollution or smoke as well as personally giving up smoking. The medication treatment for coughing may be administering agonists like the short-acting Ipratropium Bromide by inhalation or Teophylline by oral way, long-action agonists and inhaled corticosteroids.

No improvements in chronic bronchitis or in its prevention were combined by the administration of oral antibiotics or corticosteroids, expectorants, chest physiotherapy or even postural drainage. In cases of chronic bronchitis accutisations oral corticosteroids and antibiotics, and especially inhaled bronchodilators have proven to be most useful. The systemic actions of all these substances on cough have not been carefully studied so they must not be indicated on long-term treatment. Also central anti-cough medication like Codeine can only be used for short-term exacerbation of cough, as it blocks the brain idea of ​​coughing and dangerous depths of sputum can gather inside the bronchia.

Chronic bronchitis is the primer cause of chronic coughing in human population. It is due especially to smoking and inhaling pollutants, irritants and other noxious agents. Best cure of the cough is avoiding those factors but in durable cough episodes medications are available.

i-Ped Bike Review – What Makes It So Popular?

The All New i-Ped Bike

A really popular foldable bike to enjoy is the i-Ped bike. Like many other kinds of folding bicycles, this one can also be taken just about anywhere. It is especially designed for users to easily carry or ride to any place.

People who wish to own one but have limited storage space in the house can benefit from this innovative product. Since it is foldable, any user can easily place it into corners, under the table, or even inside the room. No more problems when it comes to parking or keeping your bike while not in use.

If you are staying in a condominium, apartment, dormitory, studio flats, or any other first-class properties, the i-Ped bike is best for you. You can quickly and easily fold and carry it inside your unit after a day’s use.

Leaving it outside or parking it in an open space is no longer necessary. Now you can have a safe and secure storage area. By bringing it inside the room, you can keep it safe from harm or thief. This is one of the biggest benefits you can get from getting a foldable bicycle.

The trouble with storage space is obviously cancelled with the i-Ped bike. Now, you need to deal with the transportation – another concern which most people have. This innovative product allows you to commute to work, convenient store, coffee shop, or anywhere in town.

Visiting the park or your neighbor’s house is no longer a problem. So, obviously, an i-Ped user can get rid of the difficulty in meeting your needs when it comes to storage space and transportation.

To achieve convenience and comfort as I have discussed in the earlier paragraphs, all you need to do is to fold up the bike whenever it’s not in use.

Also, if you want to bring it with you during vacation or short visit to somewhere, you can easily place is in your car’s trunk. It is ultimately foldable, so there’s no problem when you want to bring it for your weekend outdoor adventures.

The i-Ped bike is hassle-free, unlike other foldable bikes, this one is modified making it easier for you to fold and unfold.

Moreover, the performance is enhanced despite the easier foldable function integrated into it. The total function of this new product of technology is more improved to further meet the needs of users.

When you buy an i-Ped bike, you will also have the bag which can be conveniently used for it’s storage. It is built with aluminum wheels with chrome spokes, steel fender, and hand-controlled front and rear brakes.

It has amazing features of the Kenda 26-inch tires and 6-speed Shimano gear component. It also includes a hand bell ringer, luggage rack, kick stand, and reflectors for safety purposes. The manual or guide on how to fold and unfold the bike properly is also included in the package.

Bits of Technology – Voip at your Service

In the dazzling era of modern technology, the telecommunications sector is at the top of the list. More and more users want to benefit from sophisticated media services and that is why VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) has become one of the latest requests on the market.

The main feature of VoIP is that it combines both voice and data communication on a single network. Using this technology, voice and fax traffic are carried over an IP network with the help of common Internet equipment.

VoIP is a technology that allows users to make telephone calls over the Internet offering a multitude of advantages. The greatest feature is the ability to make local and more important global distance calls at a significant lower price than over a plain telephone.

VoIP came out originally as a technology that provides voice communication between computer users in different locations. It was new, daring and attractive. But it didn’t stop at computers. As the industry of telecommunications developed, people started to use VoIP first in PC-to-phone connections and then, after a brief period of time, for phone-to-phone connections.

But how does VoIP work? It requires from both users (sender and receiver) a broadband connection meaning a high-speed Internet connection (cable/DSL modem). Broadband modems were initially used for connecting PCs to the Internet, but, after VoIP started to kick in, telephones were connected directly through these modems making possible the functionality of this new technology.

A VoIP call starts with the user’s voice (analog) being sent from the regular phone to a device called Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA). This device converts the analog voice into digital samples with the help of a converter. The digital samples must be compressed into a standard format in order to be carried faster and more efficient. This process is done by digital signal processors which use codecs in order to shred the segment voice signal into frames. The compressed data must be put in IP packets. VoIP protocols use Real-Time Transport Protocol. Packets are transmitted over the Internet with a voice communication protocol such as SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). The CO (Central Office) is the final step where the decision to where the call must be sent is taken.

SIP is a protocol, more exact – a signaling protocol, and it is one of the main branches of the telecommunication industry. It is a request/response protocol for starting communications between two users and it has several features: the medium (text, voice), the transport (RTP) and the encoding (codec). Other related functions of SIP are the abilities to indicate call ending and instant messaging.

SIP has many advantages among which ‘tech geeks’ include: stability, speed, flexibility, security (encryption), authetification. The first line of a SIP message contains the type of message and the version of SIP chosen. In requests, this line has an address (SIP URL) which represents the destination of the message.

SIP is frequently used in the VoIP technology but also in videoconferencing, answering machines, networked games, cell phone games and mobile e-bussiness applications. Also, it is already common knowledge that Java offers excelent support for SIP.

A simple tool, SIP is chosen by many providers in order to build converged voice and offer multimedia services. Still, we have to bear in mind that SIP does not do conference control. It isn’t a resource reservation protocol and it can never be linked with the quality of service.

VoIP and SIP are part of a new technology which allows phone-to-phone connections with the help of the Internet. While VoIP is already used by a lot of big companies in order to cut down on their expenses on business communications which include fax, conference calling and streaming video applications, SIP is just the protocol used for establishing sessions for an IP network.

SIP responds to the need for a catalytic protocol in the management of a VoIP call. SIP includes finding potential call participants and contacting them no matter where they are on the Globe or if they change their location. So, if you want to make a phone-to-phone conversation using the Internet, VoIP is just the thing for you. It has incredible extra features such as: video, conference, data exchange and, most importantly, it is cheap. Do not hesitate to choose this technology because it is a good option!

Top 3 Risks of NOT Replacing Your Timing Belt

The timing belt in a car is very important to the car’s proper operation. It controls a lot of the basic functions in your car, like water pump, air conditioner compressor, alternator, and much more. In the top 3 risks of not replacing your timing belt, you are putting in danger all of those important tasks that have to be accomplished for your car to function properly. It is not the most important thing in a car, but because of how pivotal it is in its operation for the car, it can cause a lot of headaches and trouble if it is not properly maintained and replaced.

Of the top 3 risks of not replacing your timing belt, if it wears down, and eventually breaks while you are driving, it can not only cause the whole car to die where you are at, but it can also cause a lot of damage in the engine bay area. This is because it is traveling at such a high rate of speed, at such a high rate of stress and pressure, that when it finally does break, there is a lot of force and momentum that causes the rubber and metal of the belt to slam against various engine parts.

Another important reason to replace your timing belt is so your can operate at optimum efficiency. This is because with an old or worn out one, you can put yourself in a position that the belt is not running as efficiently, and thus make your car run poorly. And depending on what type of engine you have, a busted timing belt, or a poorly maintained one, can cause an piston rod to slip or bust through the engine case itself.

This may not seem like much, but when it happens, the car is totally done for.

When a piston rod breaks through anything, the whole engine has to be scrapped. And considering the cost of engines, it would not be worth it to even have the engine replaced, but rather buy a whole new car. This is because engines can cost a lot. And this could have all been prevented with a new timing belt, which would have cost a fraction of what it would have cost if you would not have followed the top 3 risks of not replacing your timing belt.

After reading this article, you know three big risks of not replacing your timing belt.

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder – This is the Answer to a Question That Every Parent Should Know

What is autism spectrum disorder? Eugene Bleuler first coined the term autism in 1912. This Swiss psychiatrist used the word when explaining a schizophrenic’s difficulty in connecting with others.  He choose this word because if means self.

Later, in 1943, Dr. Leo Kanner, after studying eleven children suffering similar symptoms, used the expression early infantile autism.  He also picked this word because of its Greek origins, which also came from the word meaning self. He did this because he felt that a main symptom the children suffered from included an interest in themselves but not the world around them.  Dr. Kanner wrote a paper based on his observation that was published in a medical publication called The Nervous Child. While this publication has long since disappeared every symptom that Kanner described in his paper are still felt to be typical behaviors of autism to this day.  There are different kinds of autism, the most common one is known as Kanner’s Autism.

The term autism describes a neurodevelopmental disorder with a variety of symptoms and characteristics whose focus is on abnormal social relationships and interplay, difficulties with communications of both the verbal and non-verbal kind, a lack of focus in normal play and repetitive pattern behaviors.

Around the same time that Kanner was working with his patients, Dr. Hans Asperger was having similar results with patients who were higher functioning but exhibiting similar symptoms. This disorder was later called Asperger’s syndrome. The Second World War delayed his findings becoming well known, as did a wait of nearly fifty years to translate his conclusions into English. I was not until the late 1990s that his work was incorporated into the ongoing research into autism.

When you put these two together you get what is now referred to as ASD; autism spectrum disorders. They are two of the five pervasive developmental disorders, PDD, listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

In someone with autism they way the perceive the world can be very different than someone without autism. Their sensory reactions seem to be affected strongly. Something with a light scent to you or I may smell foul or excessively strong to someone with autism. Light that just brightens our way can be found to be blinding to an autistic.  Just like a gentle touch may feel painful.

It’s difficult to treat when each person suffers somewhat different symptoms.  Since there is no cure there are controversies about treatment. Some say it’s not a disorder its what these people are born with. Others claim that treatment does more harm than good and that autistics are better left alone than intruded on.  The last camp heard from feel that whatever can be done to help people with autism cope in the world is worth the time and money invested.

The Problems Adolescents Face When They Have Diabetes

Adolescence is the period of transition from childhood to adulthood. It is a time of physical and mental growth as well as sexual maturation. Teenagers tend to become sensitive to the way they look and act, and highly aware of all their body changes.

Adolescence is often seen as a stormy period; conflicts arise because of teenagers' need to break away from their parents yet finding, infuriatingly, that they are still very dependent upon them. This can give rise to unpredictable behavior, veering from the mature to the childish.

Dr Jill Challener, a consultant pediatrician in Cambridgeshire, UK, has made a special study of diabetes and teenagers. She concludes that the condition inevitably affects the normal processes of development – adolescents with diabetes may have delayed sexual and physical maturation and lack self-esteem because of the need for regular check-ups, injections and blood tests. Independence from parents is generally slower in coming because of prolonged parental concern, and teenage battles tend to be cooked over diabetes rather than the usual teenage problem areas.

Teenagers with diabetes may also direct their anger towards the health-care team looking after them – it is really their way of fighting back at the disease which marks them out as different from their friends. There may be difficulty accepting all the rules of diabetes care, especially food management and regular injections. Boundaries will be tested to the limit; your child may even ignore all you and others have said about diabetes, especially if he is feeling fine.

Dr Challener's research has shown that teenagers need clear, simple, visual guidance in order for them to appreciate and understand the importance of good control. It is far easier for them to refer to a graph of their blood sugar levels than a number. She believes they need special handling, without abstract notions or warnings about 'the future' but with plenty of practical, sympathetic and above all simple advice on how to maintain their health and promote their independence.

The following shows the problems a teenager with diabetes might encounter.

Physical and sexual maturation:

1. Delayed sexual maturation
2. Small stature
3. Invasion of privacy
4. Frequent examinations

Conformity with peer group:

1. Meals must be eaten on time
2. Injections and blood tests


1. Hypos which expose the difference


1. Defective body image

Independence from parents

1. Parental concern
2. Battles over diabetes

Economic independence

1. Discrimination by employers

Healthy Kids Are Important to Our Future: Three Simple Steps To Help Them

Healthy kids are really important to me. As a mother and educator I see the value of raising healthy, happy and fit kids. Growing up in New Jersey dancing and athletics were an important part of my life. We were encouraged to play outside every day and to be back home before the street lights came on. I climbed trees and roofs, rode my bike and played basketball, football, kickball and baseball.

Today’s kids don’t do anything like that. If you ask them to go outside and play they feel that’s a punishment. They look at you like you have just turned into someone unrecognizable like an alien or something, not their parent. They answer back with “Why would I want to do that?!” or I want to play my computer game or go on Facebook or watch CSI:Special Victims Unit.

Because of our income I did not take dance lessons as a child in a traditional dance studio. My dancing was done at house parties in our home and the home of our friends and family. Doing all the latest dances was fun and great exercise. It became a love and a passion of mine. Dancing was an outlet and wonderful form of self expression. It was also great exercise and didn’t cost any money doing at home.

As an adult I trained in Classical Ballet, Tap,Jazz, African, Hip Hop and Modern dances and now Middle Eastern dance or Belly Dancing. Because of my love of dance and children and realizing the importance of fitness at an early age I wanted to contribute to the lives of disadvantage youth in my area and expose them to classical dance training at an earlier age, and Pitter Patter Feet was created. During my 18 years, since 1993, of doing this I discovered that dance was an excellent way to develop the brain as well as the body in helping to create happy, smart and fit kids. But all movement helps children to be healthy along with healthy eating.

There are three very simple things that you can do to help your child be healthy. Those three things are one, start as early as possible with giving them experiences that involve movement when they play. Even with infants you can play little games at home where you include movement and singing. The second thing is to be aware of things that catch your child’s interest. Be willing to act on what interests them and explore it further, especially if it is movement based like sports, martial arts, skating, ice skating snow boarding etc. The last thing is to be a great role model. If your child sees you exercising, enjoying some form of movement activity and eating healthy, they are more likely to follow you. Listed below are some ways you can accomplish this.


You can even start as early as when children are in the womb to introduce them to movement by singing and dancing while they are in your belly. This is great bonding and fun for you and your child. Then once they arrive you can sing songs and nursery rhymes and move their bodies to the beat. With older children even as young as 2 you can enroll them in a variety of movement based classes specifically designed for their age and development. You can also take them to sporting events, competitions, shows and dance recitals to give them exposure and see what they are like.


By taking them to different events like dance recitals, Little League Baseball, Football and Soccer games as well as shows and even watching people perform activities in the park, you have an opportunity to learn what they might like and what interests them. Kids are more likely to do things that they are interested in and like than if they are forced to do an activity. Even while watching t.v or reading a story to them there are so many ways to expose children to things they might like and finding what those things are.


You are your child’s best and first teacher. If they see you taking care of yourself by exercising, eating healthy foods and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and consuming lots of water, they are more likely to follow. Children do as we do not necessarily as we say. Being a good role model is a very powerful method of helping your child to live a healthy life style. But don’t think it’s all up to you though. You can also point out examples of people taking care of themselves in a healthy way that are around them. Not just people either, characters like Elmo, Big Bird, Dora and Yo Gabba Gabba are like stars to your children and influence them also. So use them to your advantage and it will make your job a lot easier.

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