Symptoms of Panic Attack – Can You Tell If You Are Having a Panic Attack?

Panic attacks can strike out of the blue without warning and make you feel miserable. They can occur at any time of the day and may even occur during the night while you are sleeping. The person who is experiencing a panic attack may feel that they are in serious danger of harm or death. Many people feel that they are having a heart attack because many of the symptoms mimic those of a heart attack.

Fortunately, panic attacks usually only last a few minutes and, even though the symptoms feel intense, they are not as serious as they feel. Once you have experienced a panic attack chances are that you will be able to recognize the symptoms the next time you have one.

You may ask the question, "How can you tell if you are having a panic attack?" There are actually several ways to tell that you are having a panic attack and not something more serious. You may feel anxious and experience great fear. This fear may lead you to believe that you are in imminent danger. If you take a moment to look around you chances are you will discover that things around you are normal. This is a good indication that what you are feeling is a panic attack.

Your heart may start racing and pounding in your chest. Your heart rate may even increase for a few minutes. This can be a scary situation because heart problems can be dangerous and life threatening. When this happens to you it is important that you try to relax and get your heart rate down to normal. If your heart rate does not return to normal in a few minutes then either you should become more concerned.

You may suddenly feel weak, dizzy, or fee like you are going to faint. This is a common symptom of a panic attack so you may just need to sit down and relax for a few minutes until this passes. Recognizing that these symptoms are only temporary will help you determine what the symptoms are.

You may feel a tingling or numb sensation in your hands, fingers, and feet. This also is a common symptom associated with panic attacks. This is usually caused by sudden anxiety that temporarily restricts blood vessels. When blood flow is restricted you may feel the tingling sensation that is common with panic attacks.

You may suddenly have trouble breathing. It is important to remember that this is only in your mind and there is no physical reason that you can not breath. As you begin to relax you will soon discover that your breathing also returns to normal.

You may feel chest pain or chest fullness. Chest pain can indicate a serious condition but there are differences in real chest pain caused by heart problems. Chest pain that is caused by heart problems are often accompanied by left arm pain or pain in the shoulder area. The pain will not go away unless relaxation if it is caused by a heart condition. Chest pain that is the result of a panic attack will not respond to nitrates such as nitroglycerin given to those suffering a heart attack. Panic attack chest pains will also subside in a few minutes.

If you experience these symptoms then it is a fair assumption that you are having a panic attack. The good news about this is they are usually brief and with understanding you can learn to control them.

How To Accelerate Your Personal Growth By Choosing What You Control

Do you know the difference between what you can control and what you can not? Because if you do not the stuff you can not control will end up controlling you!

In Stephen R Covey's book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" he explains the difference between your "Circle of Influence" – the things that you can control and your "Circle of Concern" the things that affect you but you can not control .

In truth, as I've talked about in one of my previous articles "The only thing that you can really control is yourself, your mind, control your choice of response to external inputs, and what you choose to do to persuade others to accept your point of view. This is your "Circle of Influence".

Your path to personal growth is to gradually expand your "Circle of Influence" by working on your yourself.

Your "Circle of Concern" is all those other things that affect you that you have no direct control over … Like the reactions of other people to your actions, the weather, changes in the stock market, the laws and social systems you live by …

There Is Danger In Your "Circle Of Concern"

The trap for all of us, is that it is so easy to blame other people, blame the government, blame the weather, blame the irritating habits of co-workers when something that we do not like happens to us.

Of course, to a greater or lesser external outside forces will have an effect on our results. If you are just a small cog in the wheel of a large company that goes broke, you will likely end up out of work!

However, we can choose how we respond to such circumstances.

Take for example the story of Sarah who had spent many years of her life trapped in a terrible marriage. Finally she summoned up the courage to break free, left her husband and got a job in the local power company. Almost as soon as she got the job, the company ran into difficulty and she was told she would be laid off.

Now, Sarah could have chosen to blame her ex-husband, the company, society and countless other things. She could easily have become an obvious victim of the trap of letting her "Circle of Concern" control her life.

Instead she found the courage inside herself to look inside and ask how she could make the most of her circumstances. Sarah found she could help her colleagues suffering the same fate. She turned the loss of her job around and started offering advice on job hunting (something that she had a recent experience of after all!) To all her co-workers about to be laid off, many of who had been employed by the company for years .

The story gets even better …

Sarah quickly grew a reputation as someone who had a positive and positive attitude and rather than lay her off, her employers re-deployed her to a position where she could help improve the morale of employees.

… Now that was snatching victory from the jaws of defeat by expanding your circle of influence!

I hope you can see that being clear on what you can control and then focussing on controlling it will help you to get back in charge of your life.

Try This for 30 Days

Work on improving your responses to your surroundings. Stop thinking the problem is out there. Take time to stop and think how you might handle a situation that you find difficult proactively. Take just one step at a time – do not worry about the size of the steps you are taking, just make a commitment to yourself to make a change … and stick to it!

Do this consistently for 30 days and then look back at how far you've come … I expect you will be pleasantly surprised at the result!

This Indian Spice Packs a Powerful Anti-Cancer Punch

Known as a staple in the Indian diet, curry and its powerful polyphenol derivative curcumin have rapidly gained attention as a potent antioxidant compound that is used to prevent and treat many forms of cancer. Curcumin is taking its rightful place among a small handful of agents that fight cancer at the genetic level by inhibiting ten critical initiation steps necessary for development and progress of the disease. The spice can no longer be considered an herbal remedy as it has demonstrated efficiency in more than 240 peer reviewed research studies over the past year alone. Scientists continue to provide conclusive evidence that indicates all health-minded adults should include curcumin as part of their regular diet.

Curcumin Influences Gene Expression That Leads to Cancer

Cancer is known to develop through ten independent causative factors including DNA damage, chronic inflammation, cellular signaling dysfunction, abnormal cell death and metastasis. As if designed by nature to provide a protective shield against each of the factors known to promote cancer, curcumin has been shown to inhibit and halt the expression of genes that allow cancer cells to multiply.

Publishing in the AAPS Journal, researchers found that curcumin is an inexpensive natural compound that fights cancer at its root cause by derailing the initiation phase of ten different pathways used by the disease to multiply and spread through the body. Curcumin has also been shown to interfere with the production of advanced glycation end products that promote the accumulation of dangerous inflammatory byproducts that lead to cancerous mutations.

Curcumin Shown to Trigger Natural Cell Death to Prevent Cancer

The FEBS Journal reports that curcumin is particularly effective in targeting hormone-dependent forms of the disease such as breast cancer. The study found that curcumin is able to induce apoptosis (normal programmed cell death) in the most resistant breast cancer cells that lack estrogen receptors. The spice targets only cancerous cells causing them to self-destruct by destroying the mitochondria that power the rapidly growing tumor tissue.

Curcumin is a potent agent in the fight against colon cancer, an insidious form of the disease that ranks second among cancer deaths taking the lives of more than 50,000 Americans each year. The Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research provides evidence that curcumin slows the progress from colon polyp to cancer growth by damping the pro-inflammatory cytokine called NF-kB. This action halts the development of cancer cells before they can become detectable tumors.

An extensive library of research underscores the importance of curcumin as an anti-cancer agent. As the second leading cause of death, cancer will affect 1 in 3 women and half of all men during their lifetime. Any natural compound that can help to lower these statistics should be embroidered by traditional and alternative medical institutions alike. Nutritionists recommend supplementing with 250 to 400 mg of curcumin twice daily with meals to provide optimal cancer protection.

Play Hard to Get, But Do not Play Too Hard

Do you know the biggest misconception that women have about dating?

It's the fact that they think they have to play so "hard to get" to the point that they come off as too aloof and cold.

They do not contribute to the conversation, they do not call back at all and they act all distant and cold thinking that by doing this, they are actually making the men want them more.

Ok, so does anyone actually think like this ??
Alright for those who do, I think you need a quick wakeup call here.

I want you to brace yourself and hold onto something hard ok, because I'm going to yell at you for your own sake. . .

YOU ARE GETTING IT ALL WRONG!

BY DOING THIS YOU ARE ACTUALLY HURTING YOURSELF, NOT HELPING YOURSELF !!

If you were in front of me right now, I'd mess up your hair and makeup myself.

3. . . 2. . . 1. . . inhale. . . exhale. . .

Phew! Glad to have that out of the way. I do not usually react like that, but I think the situation called for it.

Ok, let me just set down for a bit here. . .

Alright, I've calmed down.

Now we're going to have a little chat. . .

First of all, it's common knowledge that you do not want to date just any average Joe off the streets. You want a special guy, a quality type of guy right? Now, if your game plan is to be all aloof and cold thinking that you are attracting him by actually "gaming" him, then let me tell you right now. . .

Your game plan sucks. I guarantee that it will just backfire in the end.

You know why?

Because the quality guys you want to have GAMES themselves.

They have plenty of options to choose from, they have a solid inner confidence, and they have great attitudes within themselves. They are pretty much measuring you up as much as you are measuring them up. So the moment you express any lack of interest their way, his automatic assumption is that you're just interested so he'll move onto someone else.

BIG mistake.

That's why if you think that acting all aloof and cold will get him interested, THINK again.

Do not get me wrong, it's OK to play hard to get, but just not TOO hard. Tease him. . . mess with him a little but then if he looks at you – smile at him if you're interested, if he asks your number – play with him and make him work hard for it a little, if he calls you – call him back but then minimize the conversation and make sure you try and end the phone call first. You're not playing easy here ok, but then you're not playing too hard to reach either.

Here's another point. Let's say you do manage to net a type of guy. And let's say for arguments sake that he also falls deeply head over the heads in love with you to the point that he turns out to be too "nice" and submissive to everything you say and do. He's kind of like a robot of some sort because he becomes so plain and scripted. In other words. . .

He becomes a SISSY.

He becomes so bland that most of the time you just want to slap him from his complacency!

Guess what happens next?

Yep, you guessed it. ATTRACTION DEATH.

When this happens, trust me, your attraction for him will slowly and surely evaporate as well. Once his confidence disappears, his attitude changes, he makes you his one and only world, and he becomes an all agreeing and all submissive, spinaless JELLYFISH – then I bet you that you'll lose interest in him. I'm sure you do not want a man you can manipulate like a puppet, you want the confident and "take charge" kind of guy you initially met.

That's why you should never play too hard to get, stop the games and just focus on putting across your "best self" out there. Be the most amazing woman you can ever be and you'll notice that you'll also be attracting the quality guys that you want. Stop hiding behind your master's degree, your fixed smile, your cashmere sweater, your Gucci bag, or the "awesome" cool friends you hang out with. Let him get to know the real you, not the "fake" you that's just putting on a "game face".

Antibiotics Resistant Disease Is A Major Man Made Problem

The antibiotic-resistant bacterium Extended
Spectrum Beta Lactamase (ESBL) is killing both
people and swine in Denmark.

The bacteria has been implicated in the deaths
of a number of cancer and liver disease
patients. The number of infected patients
jumped 50 percent last year.

Health officials said the bacteria is being
transmitted to humans through pigs. The
increased use of antibiotics in agriculture may
be behind the spread of the resistant strain.

What are ESBLs?

Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBLs) are
actually enzymes produced by certain types of
bacteria, which renders the bacteria resistant
to the antibiotics commonly used to treat them.

ESBLs were first discovered in the mid-1980s. At
the time they were mostly found in the
Klebsiella species of bacteria, in hospital
intensive care units. Until recently, few people
were affected by these mutated bacteria and it
did not appear to be a major growing concern.

That has changed, however. According to the
British Health Protection Agency (HPA), a new
class of ESBL (called CTX-M enzymes) has emerged,
which are now being broadly detected among E.Coli
bacteria. These ESBL-producing E. Coli are
resistant to penicillins and cephalosporins, and
are becoming more frequent in urinary tract
infections.

Other species of bacteria that can now produce
ESBLs include:

K. pneumoniae

K. oxytoca

Salmonella

Proteus mirabilis

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

The Problem is Worse Than You Think!

According to a study published October 2007 in
the Journal of the American Medical Association
(JAMA), there were close to 100,000 cases of
invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus (MRSA) infections in the United States
in 2005, which lead to more than 18,600 deaths.

To put that number into perspective, HIV / AIDS
killed 17,000 people that year.

Antibiotic-resistant disease Is a major man-made
problem.

This was the study that propelled MRSA into the
new last year, combined with a number of school
outbreaks that took place around the same time.
Discussions focused largely on reducing medical
over-use of antibiotics, and proper hygiene such
as washing your hands with soap and water to
reduce the spread of infectious disease.

But little has been said about the rampant
over-use of antibiotics in agriculture, which is
a MAJOR source of human antibiotic consumption,
and hence increased antibiotic resistance.

Agriculture as a Source of Antibiotic Resistance

Both MRSA and ESBL are being traced back to
animals raised for food production, especially
pigs.

These animals are often fed antibiotics at low
doses for disease prevention and growth promotion.
Animals receiving antibiotics in their feed gain
4 to 5 percent more body weight than animals that
do not receive antibiotics, but the price is high
for you, the end consumer, because this practice
also creates the perfect conditions for antibiotic
resistance to flourish.

Denmark's health officials claim they're unsure of
how farmers and veterinarians, who have not
consumed infected meat, are becoming infected.
However, according to research cited on Johns
Hopkins website, the main reservoir of these
organizations is in the lower substantive tract, and
they can persist within the gastrointestinal tract
for months. So although the answer does not have to
be all that complicated.

So, the meat industry practice of using antibiotics
is indeed a driving force behind the development of
antibiotic resistance in a now wide variety of
bacteria that cause human disease.

The long stalemate on this issue constituents a
struggle between strong science and bad politics.
The FDA finally built the use of fluoroquinolones
– a widely used class of antimicrobials – from
agricultural use August 1997, but not without the
Bayer Corporation kicking and screaming in vehement
opposition. After all, antibiotics for livestock
use is big business. It measures about 70
percent of ALL antibiotic use! They could not
replace that market with human consumers even if
they tried.

Other Agricultural Sources of Antibiotics

Another heavily tainted meat product you should stay
away from is conventionally raised chicken. A 2006
study published in the Journal of Infectious
Diseases found that bacteria from conventional
chicken and from people who ate the chicken became
resistant to Synercid, a strong antibiotic used to
treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In essence, it
can cause resistance to the last lines of defense
currently available in the modern medicine cabinet.

It also found that it was rare to find resistant
bacteria among antibiotic-free chicken, while the
majority of bacterial isolates from conventional
poultry were resistant.

But, the ramifications of using antibiotics in
agriculture do not end there. Antibiotics filter
down through the food chain in sometimes
non-suspecting ways.

Antibiotics are also being transferred, via
manure, into your food supply.

A 2007 study in the Journal of Environmental
Quality looked at whether food crops will
accumulate antibiotics from soil covered with
antibiotic-containing manure.

In a greenhouse setting, corn, lettuce and
potatoes were grown on soil that contained hog
manure with a commonly used veterinary
antibiotic added.

The antibiotics were absorbed by all three
crops, into both their leaves and tissue.
Meanwhile, the antibiotics also transferred to
the potato tubers, suggesting that root crops
like carrots, radiates and potatoes may be
particularly at risk of antibiotic accumulation.

These finds unfortunately also have
implications for organic farmers, who often use
manure as their main source of fertilizer. And,
as it stands, manure that contains antibiotics
is still allowed under the organic label.

How to Avoid Excessive Antibiotic Exposure

So how can you ensure that the food you feed to
yourself and your family is pure and healthy?

Apart from growing it yourself, your best option
is to get to know a local farmer near you – one
who uses non-toxic farming methods. If you live
in an urban area, there are increasing numbers of
community-supported agriculture programs available
that give you access to healthy, locally grown
foods even if you live in the heart of the city.

If you are looking for a safer alternative to
Commercially raised beef please be sure to check
out grass-fed beef. Grass-fed cattle are not
routinely fed antibiotics. They may occasionally
receive them for an infection, but that would be
the rare exception, and even then they are only
used for a few days.

Bone Cancer

It is not easy when you learn that you are suffering from bone cancer or any other form of cancer for that matter. It is only natural to ask yourself many questions. What really causes this disease is not known. However, it is said that it could be inherited. If you have at one time in your life suffered a fracture and a metal implant have been put in your body to rectify the fracture, that too could expose you to bone cancer.

This disease usually affects teenagers and young adults. Cancer cells or the type of cancer is known by where the abnormal cancer cells starts developing. For instance, if the cancerous cells metastasizes to the lungs, the disease does not become lung cancer. It still remains metastasized bone cancer.

There are various types of bone cancer. They include the following:

Sarcoma: This type of cancer arises form osteoid tissue which is found in the bone. It is very common in the knee area or in the upper arm.

– Ewing's Sarcoma: This one is named after the surgeon who discovered it. It is prevalent in males. It affects the thigh bones, shin bone, thigh bone and the pelvis.

– Chondrosoma: This one usually starts in the cartilage cells. However, it could also grow within a bone or its surface

The main symptom for bone cancer could be excessive pain. There could be other symptoms. It is advisable to consult your doctor when in pain to rule out chances of you having the disease.

3 Reversible Dog Coats for Small Dogs

One of the best ways that you can protect your pet during the cold winter months is by buying dog coats. These coats come in very trendy designs that would not only protect your pet but can also make him or her look very adorable and huggable.

A smart way for you to do in buying coats for your dog is to buy one that is reversible. This is because you can actually get two kinds of style for the price of one. You do not have to worry on where you can get these kinds of coats because there are lots of them that are available online. In fact, there are three reversible coats that offer your dog the much needed warmth during winter and also have very trendy and stylish designs. These coats are the reversible houndstooth coats, the royal purple reversible houndstooth coat, and the royal purple reversible hounstooth vest.

The reversible houndstooth coat is made up of two layers of fleece which is quite perfect for your dog to wear during a very cold winter day. The design of this dog coat is also very cute. One side has a white and black print combination with a red colored outline and a pocket, while the other side is colored black with the black and white print used in the collar part and there is also a cute bone print at the back. This is one of the dog coats that can actually make your dog look very cute and huggable.

Then another cute reversible coat that you can buy for your dog is the royal purple reversible houndstooth coat. One side of this coat is made up of fleece that is colored purple with a black and white print on the collar area and also has the same bone decoration like the first dog coat that was mentioned. Then the other side is made out of wool and has the opposite color combination of the first side and still has the bone decoration. This cute reversible coat has corduroy pockets, a Velcro strap and leash hole.

The third and the last is the royal purple revesible houndstooth vest. This vest, which is actually a dog coat looks more like the royal purple coat mentioned above but has a high cut belly covering which offers added warmth and comfort. This kind of dog coats can be partnered with a shirt to add extra warmth when needed.

Preparing Your CD Or DVD Disc Master

When you are preparing a CD/DVD project for duplication or replication, it’s important that you prepare the master disc correctly to eliminate any problems or delays. Your master disc should be an exact copy of what you want produced. Make sure you have tested the copy you’re going to send on several different players to assure they play as expected. Sometimes older burning software is used and the master will not play across a variety of players due to the software so make sure your disc plays in systems other than the one it was burned on before you send it in. Below are the basic rules you need to follow to assure your project goes smoothly:

There are many brands of media to choose from. With so much low quality cheap media on the market, it’s easy to try and save a few cents and use the cheap stuff. Remember, the master is what your copies are going to be made from and low quality media might not produce the best result. It’s best to spend a few extra cents and buy higher quality media like Mitsui, Maxell, or Taiyo Yuden. The company performing the work for you should be able to recommend a quality brand for you to use for the master.

After you have completed the master, it’s important that you clearly mark it with either a label or marker that is approved for writing on the surface of a disc. Duplication houses work with many different customers that send master on a daily basis. It’s important your master is clearly marked to avoid a delay or worse some sort of mix up with another project.

Duplication houses will not test your master on various players. They instead will use a bit by bit verification system and test the copies to the master to assure that they are an exact copy of the master. This is why it’s important for you to test your master in several different players to assure it plays as expected. Don’t just test it in the system that you burned it on. In some older burners, they can produce a master that will only play well in the system it was created on. If you test it other systems, you will assure it has no playability issues.

If you follow these very basic steps, you should not have a problem with getting your project completed. Remember the vendor performing the service is there to help you and if you have any questions preparing the master, ask them for direction. They would much prefer to help you do it correctly so that there will be no delays in completing the project. Their goal is to make you a happy customer so you use them again and tell all your friends and business acquaintances to use them when they need that type of work done.

Check out this site for more facts on DVD Duplication mastering and services.

Cold Sore Treatment: Which Ones Are Most Effective

It is estimated that over 80 percent of the American population are infected with the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV1), more commonly known as fever blister or cold sore. Although one may be infected, the symptoms may not necessarily show. Cold sores are typically found around the mouth but can also exist on the nose, cheek, and other parts of the face. The HSV1-Virus is extremely contagious and is easily spread through physical contact. Unfortunately there is not cure for the virus and once infected, it will remain with you for the rest of your life. Symptoms tend to appear more often when a persons immune system is weakened by many reasons including sickness or illness.

Cold sores may be irritating and the victim may feel humiliated when other people look at it. There are many over the counter medications for cold sore treatment, but most of them are made from harsh chemical which could leave a spot after treatment and they also show side effects like allergy. But there are many natural treatments and home remedies. Tea bag is one of the effective ways to reduce the severity of the blisters.

One of the more effective remedies is licorice root mixed with warm water can help lower speed up the healing process of a fever blister. Milk is another easy home remedy that helps to reduce swelling, making it less visible. For even better results, use high-fat milk which is more effective in reducing the symptoms of the herpes simplex virus.

Other home remedies such as lemon have also known to be effective if used in the early stages of the cold sore. You can either use real lemon juice or even the convenient sprays that can be found at most supermarkets. Applying the lemon juice to a budding cold sore can help to speed up the treatment. However, you do not want to apply the lemon juice to an open blister because it can cause irritation and even swelling, making the blister more visible. Like lemon, garlic is also an effect treatment for the herpes simplex virus. Also like lemon, you want to use it in the earlier stages and not on an open sore because of the potential of burning and irritation.

Using an over-the-counter treatment may seem more convenient and appealing than home remedies. However, home remedies have shown to be very effective with curing fever blisters and offer the benefit of no side effects.

Lose Belly Fat – There is Nothing More Disheartening

All around you, there is a growing awareness that belly fat is the most harmful. This certainly gears up for one to lose belly fat, the hardest place on the body to lose fat is on the belly.

Belly fat can harm you in several ways, knowingly and unknowingly. First of all, it can predispose people to several different kinds of life threatening ailments such as heart diseases, diabetes, cancers and reduce their life spans.

Secondly, it can turn their bodies into apple shaped figures which are not attractive to look at. In the kind of world that we live in, where stereotypes persist, the idea of ​​great beauty and sex appeal is to have a figure that comes along with a flat stomach. Men want to have the perfect body of a six-pack and a flat abdomen. Women, on the other hand, want to have fat, but in the right places. Stomach fat is certainly not the right or an appealing place to have it on.

There is nothing more disheartening then to see fat accumulate on one's belly region in spite of trying so very hard to stop it. Once it is there, it tends to stubbornly remain. No amounts of diets, exercises, gym memberships, can do the trick and help one get rid of it. In fact, the harder one tries the firmer does it becomes entrenched in one's body. Although there are several fast and overnight plans to help lose belly fat, it never seems to go away. All that remains behind is low self-esteem, lack of confidence, utter desolation and depression and a life that is in a wreck.

You can see and hear the sniggers all around you and it transports you back to high school. You certainly want to get in control of your life, lose belly fat, however, hard a place on it is to lose fat.

Diabetic Foot Ulcers – A Common Diabetes Complication

Diabetes is primarily characterized by the condition of hyperglycemia or high blood sugar. This is caused because the hormone insulin that reduces the blood sugar level is not produced or does not work effectively. As there is no cure for diabetes, a diabetic must control their blood sugar levels every day so that there are no further health problems. In type 1 diabetes this involves injecting insulin into the body. In type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes the treatment may involve taking a drug to make the insulin in their body work more effectively or simply watch what they eat.

Unfortunately, no matter how diligent a person is about their day to day treatment, other complications will occur over time. This is especially so for people with type 2 diabetes because there is a good chance that they have been living with the condition for many years before it was diagnosed. One common complication is problems with the feet, in particular, foot ulcers. This article will discuss why this is such a common complaint for diabetics and how they can avoid such problems.

Blood circulates through the body and is responsible for supplying the vital organs and systems of the body with oxygen and nutrients. It is believed that if the blood is constantly high in sugar it can not perform these vital functions. Consequently many of these systems start to develop problems.

In the case of feet, the circulatory and nervous systems are affected by high blood sugar. In the case of the circulation it means that the blood does not flow freely to the extremities of the body. This includes the feet and the hands. So people with diabetes might find that their feet pick up cuts and bruises. As the red blood cells are responsible for healing any cuts and bruises, it also takes longer for these injuries to heal because the red blood cells do not get to the feet.

The nervous system is also damaged by diabetes and high blood sugar over time. This means that the nervous system is not responsive to things that happen to the body or that that does not communicate to the rest of the body if something is happening. So diabetics may find that their feet sometimes become numb. As they learn to live with this they will often miss cuts and bruises on their feet because they do not feel them. When these bruises are left untreated they can get worse or become infected. This can lead to more problems.

Foot ulcers are often caused when there is too much pressure applied to a part of the foot. This may be a result of corn or calluses that are aggravated by poor quality shoes or socks or are not cared for.

The key to treating foot ulcers is to minimize the chances of them occurring in the first place. Take extra care of your feet and inspect them daily. Always wash and dry them each day. Be sure to keep nails trim.

Find shoes and socks specifically designed for diabetics. In the case of socks, they will be soft and be of natural fibers that allow the foot to breath. The same goes for shoes. They will have soft material that will not aggravate the skin and give the feet plenty of room.

If you do get ulcers, then see your doctor. They will prescribe topical medication and handle the treatment.

Preventing Childhood Obesity By Eating Like A Two Year Old

Preventing childhood obesity by eating like a two year old may seem like a crazy thing, but it is a very smart choice. Children are very in touch with their bodies, they are designed this way. It is a survival mechanism that's design to signal to children when to eat, sleep, go to the bathroom etc. Adults have this same mechanism in their bodies also but they have learned to ignore it after years and years of practice. Other factors like stress, boredom, anxiety and other emotional factors are a large factor in how adults eat. Not to mention all of the advertising and messages that we are constantly bombarded with.

KIDS LEAVE CLUES

From infancy children give us clues to their needs by crying when they need something. Because their needs are very basic in the beginning we learn them and they help us take care of them. There are only a few needs that they have hunger, changing, sleep and companionship and stimulation. These things we do because we love and care for them. But something seems to happen after the 2 year mark or a little earlier, we stop taking the cues that are given to us by our children. When infants have had enough to eat they push the nipple away with their tongue or turn their heads. This signals to us that they have had enough to eat. We may try a couple of times to make sure but we do not try to force feed them.

KIDS DO KNOW WHAT THEY NEED

Children always know when they have had enough, always. As parents and care givers we sometimes take this inner knowing away from them robbing them of a very important skill that they need to master if they want to be healthy and that is self regulation. It is very important that we allow children to learn to self regulate themselves and honor and respect when they have said or expressed that they had enough or even that they want more.Children's appetite can not always be regulated by a clock either.

We can offer and encourage children with different healthy options and try and be a good role model in eating healthy foods and beverages ourselves. We can try to prepare foods in different ways taking advantage of options like raw fruits and vegetables. juicing, smoothies, steamed, baked and broiled foods. It also provides a good idea to introduce children to a variety of healthy foods from all 5 food groups and eliminating as much processed foods and sweets as possible.

ACHIEVING SUCCESS THROUGH PLANNING

One way that healthy eating can happen is through proper planning. Many times we are rushing and have such tight schedules that many of our meals are on the go. More food is eaten in cars than at the dinner table. Believe me I totally understand, because even though I know better it happens to me also. What I am saying is that if you plan your menus and snacks in advance, take into consideration your schedule and that of your kids, having to resort to fast food, sugary drinks and other processed foods will happen a lot less often.

Eating like a two year old means that you pay attention to what you are eating. You take your time and chew your food and savor it. You pay attention to your body and stop eating when you are full. And you do not budge after that, like a 2 year old there is no room for negotiation. Full belly means stop and step away from the plate! You can do it, you really can. By taking the time to pay attention and enjoy and savor your food you will be satisfied and end up eating less. This will also be a good example for your children whether teacher or parent.

I am interested in hearing your challenges as well as what has worked and is working for you. Please feel free to comment in the comment section. I'd love to hear from you. If you are interested in more on healthy eating for kids download a free report at http://healthykidsweightloss.com .

Antibiotics, Best Natural Sources

The Antibiotics are no doubt the wonders of modern medicine, beginning with the discovery of penicillin in 1928. In 1940, antibiotics spread dramatically around the world, prompting doctors and people to forget about natural antibiotics and avoid them in the treatment of infections such as those used in ancient times Fish oil and whale liver oil.

This major change in the medical model in recent decades has led to the misuse of antibiotics by over-discharging and ingestion, leading to increased antibiotic resistance and non-response to bacteria called TDR (completely drug resistant).

Excessive treatment of infection using chemical drugs also kills beneficial bacteria in the gut. This results in bowel disorders. The intestinal balance can be restored and the defect corrected by taking propiotic, which returns the normal flora to its normal level.

Recent studies, however, have shown that beneficial bacteria, especially in the intestines, may change permanently due to the use of drugs, especially antibiotics, and this may last for at least several years.

Ultimately, antibiotic-based therapies should be described only in life-threatening situations if they must be used as a last resort.

For non-life-threatening infections such as colds, leukemia, and infections of the skin and sinuses, nature offers some powerful and effective alternatives.

Antibiotic natural sources.

Oregano oil.

There are more than 40 different varieties of oregano, but the best and strongest as an anti-infectious therapeutic effect is wild oregano.

Uses.

Treatment of foot and nail fungus.

Place a tablespoon of oregano oil in a small amount of water and soak your feet in it. Organo oil can be diluted by placing a drop of it in a tablespoon of olive oil, and put the mixture directly on the nails and skin.

Treatment of parasites and infections.

Dilute the oil, as previously explained, put the mixture under your tongue, leave it for a few minutes and then get rid of it, and repeat this process at least 4 times a day.

Treatment of sinuses.

Apply a few drops of oregano in boiled water and steam inhalation.

Chili pepper.

It is a strong spice that has been used for thousands of years for its strong therapeutic properties and its anti-infection effect. This benefit is not just an ancient popular use but its antidote effect and its use as scientifically proven antibiotic.

Pepper is particularly effective in the treatment of vaginal infections common in women, where a study found that pepper oil is effective as an antifungal and bacteria causing this condition.

It should be noted that pepper oil should be diluted with olive oil, because pepper oil has a burning effect when it first touches the skin.

Pepper is also suitable for home use to eliminate bacteria that injure the throat.

Extract of exotic seeds.

The grapefruit seed extract was recorded as a natural antibiotic that is highly effective against the most common causes of infection. A study showed that a concentrated drop of exotic grape extract works as an antibiotic for a number of bacteria. It has been used as a topical antibiotic and has been used effectively in the control of warts as a home remedy.

Garlic.

Within all antibiotics, garlic is preferred on a personal level and is suitable for internal use. The reason is that he has the ability to kill the pathogen. Not only bacteria, but also fungi and viruses without harming the beneficial natural bacteria present in the intestines.

Garlic contains phytochemicals, as well as sulfur, which binds to toxic heavy metals such as lead and cadmium in preparation for their removal from the body.

Garlic possesses anti-bacterial and fungal properties as well as viruses.

Promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestine by its action, a probiotic.

Garlic helps prevent fat from oxidation.

Garlic works as a powerful antioxidant, fights against DNA damage and destroys it.

Protects against damage caused by exposure to different radiation and sunlight.

Garlic fights against worms and parasites.

Has many benefits in digestion.

Rich in many foods containing vitamins (C, B1, B2, B3), minerals such as calcium, iron, folic acid, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, (Allicin), beta carotene, beta sitosterol, caffeic acid, rutin, stigmasterol, and saponin.

Alcine, which is present in garlic, is a powerful and effective antibiotic against MRSA, one of the most popular antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Common household uses include the use of marinated garlic in olive oil to treat ear and other external infections.

The way.

One garlic clove is sautéed and soaked in a tablespoon or two tablespoons of virgin olive oil, and left for 30 minutes. The mixture is heated a little by placing it in warm water while avoiding heating it at high temperatures, which may cause loss of natural benefits.

Use several drops of warm mixture in each ear to get rid of inflammation and bacterial infection.

Garlic oil is safe for children, and several drops can be used daily to relieve accumulated ear wax.

Ginger.

Studies have shown that fresh ginger is an antibiotic against foodborne pathogens, such as salmonella, listeria, and campylobacter.

Also, fresh ginger increases the production of stomach acid, thus helping to relieve indigestion.

Therefore, if you are going to eat food that is likely to transmit diseases such as sushi or oysters, it is recommended to take fresh ginger and use it as a preventive antibiotic.

Olive leaf extract.

Many people are unaware of the benefits of olive leaf extract as a natural antibiotic.

Studies on the olive leaf extract found that they had healing properties against malaria, as well as their ability to reduce heat, and reduce fever during severe health problems.

During the last century, oleuropein was isolated from the olive tree leaf, which is credited with disease resistance.

Studies have also shown that alenolic acid, a component of oleuropein, is a natural antibiotic against not only bacteria, but also fungi and viruses.

Turmeric.

Turmeric is a seasoning used in cooking widely in India and has been used throughout history for centuries.

In her research, Dr. Kelly Brogan has shown that curcumin in turmeric has an effective anti-helicobacter pylori, the most common gastric ulcer of the stomach, where curcumin repairs any contagious damage caused by the infection.

Turmeric also has high effectiveness in treating symptoms caused by nasal allergies and fever.

Echinacea plant.

Fenugreek is a type of herb widely used to fight infection and has undergone extensive scientific research.

The plant is used in the fight against infection caused by cold symptoms, and infection in the upper respiratory tract.

It is also used against other types of infections, such as leukemia, urethra infection, vaginal infections caused by fungus, and septicemia, a bacterial infection that affects the blood, tonsillitis and gum disease.

Honey.

Honey is an effective antibiotic with great benefits. Manuka honey, produced in New Zealand, is the best honey, which has anti-infection properties.

According to Dr. Mercola, clinical trials have shown that manuka honey is effective against more than 250 strains of bacteria, including:

MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).

Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA).

VAC (vancomycin-resistant enterococci).

H.pylori causing stomach ulcers.

What Wrinkle Cream Do Celebrities Use? Revealing Their Secret Anti-Aging Products

Have you ever wondered why Hollywood celebrities never seem to age? Want to know what wrinkle cream do celebrities use? First of all, celebrities use a variety of creams. So it is quite difficult to identify which wrinkle cream is popular among Hollywood stars.

One thing is for sure though. Celebrities use creams that do not contain alcohol and parabens. They use safe products that do not promote skin drying. So if you want to have a celebrity skin, you also need to use high quality and safe anti wrinkle creams.

Celebrity Eye Creams To Fight Wrinkles

Eye creams are the most popular products used by celebrities to fight signs of aging. That is because the eyes say a lot about your age. Tired looking eyes and sagging skin around the eye area could add some ten years to your age.

Which would you rather watch on TV or the big screen: an actor with wrinkles or an actor with a smooth, silky, glowing skin? I guess it depends on the role, but it proves a point why many famous people do all they can to look as young as they can for as long as they can.

Favorite Anti Wrinkle Facial Creams of Celebrities

You may be looking for facial creams that can fight wrinkles. Some of the most popular and hottest Hollywood stars are big fans of facial creams. These creams help them in eliminating the nasty wrinkles and fine facial lines. You will be able to fight early signs of aging if you try the facial creams used by celebrities.

One of the most popular anti wrinkle creams for celebrities is Skin Medica’s TNS Recovery Complex. This is the only cream that uses Nouricel-MD to fight sun damage. It contains human growth factor, amino acids, and antioxidants.

Kinerase is another top rated anti wrinkle cream by celebrities. This cream is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. It can moisturize the skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. You can have a complete line of anti aging solutions from Kinerase to make you look younger and beautiful.