Lullaby Foods

In this fast-paced, stressful world, some of us are bound to experience a night or two, or more, of insomnia. Although there are medications available to help induce much needed slumber, there are also certain foods that might help to lull insomniacs to sleep.

Ten foods, in particular, appear to aid in relaxing muscles and inducing the sleep hormones serotonin and melatonin. Those foods include warm milk, chamomile tea, bananas, oatmeal, honey, almonds, flaxseeds, whole wheat bread, turkey, and potatoes.

Warm milk and chamomile tea are probably among the most popular choices for helping to induce sleep. The tryptophan that milk contains has a sedative-like effect, and the calcium in milk helps the brain use tryptophan. Chamomile tea is often good to drink at bedtime because of its sedating effect, also. Not only a fruit that contains muscle-relaxing magnesium, a banana also helps inducing melatonin and serotonin.

A small bowl of warm cereal such as oatmeal may satisfy the munchies while helping to produce melatonin. A drizzle of honey into your warm milk or tea adds a bit of glucose to your drinks, telling the brain to shut off a neurotransmitter linked to alertness. Containing tryptophan and magnesium, a useful of almonds may help you fall sleep, as well.

Flaxseeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that lift moods naturally. A sprinkle of about two tablespoons of flaxseeds into your oatmeal might aid in bringing on sleep. A slice of whole wheat bread, sometimes toasted to be ateen while you drink your tea, may produce insulin. The insulin helps tryptophan get to the brain so it can be converted to serotonin. A lean slice, or two, of turkey, on whole wheat bread, perhaps, may bring on sleepiness because of the tryptophan the turkey contains. And last but not least, are spuds. Try baking a small potato to help induce tryptophan and possibly reduce acids that cause sleep-interfering heartburn. If you are a heartburn sufferer, however, you might want to avoid the recommended foods, and only try warm milk and chamomile tea.

These suggestions are not intended to replace the advice of a doctor, so please be sure to consult your own physician.

Sources: HerbsMD

Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems: Sleep Aids and Treatments

Is Your Moisturiser Dangerous?

My mission is to tell consumers about potentially dangerous ingredients that are commonly found in so many of their personal products such as cosmetics, anti aging skin care products and others, and particularly in moisturisers.

Unfortunately there is a wide range of chemical ingredients which are used in these types of products and which are considered by many to be potentially harmful to your health. Whilst consumers automatically assume that our government will protect us from products which may well be harmful this is not necessarily the case.

Unfortunately the degree to which product ingredients are regulated is very limited, and government authorities are not tasked with oversees the safety of any ingredient which goes in a product that you may put on your skin.

It's quite possible to go to the website of the Cosmetic Safety Database and to search out any individual product, an ingredient in a product or any class of products. So today I wanted to give you a specific example of a commonly used moisturiser which you may have in your cabinet right now and may well have used on your hands this morning.

It's Vaseline Intensive Care Healthy Hand and Nail. Now of course everyone uses Vaseline, it's been on the bottom of a million babies. And who would ever suspect that any Vaseline product could potentially be harmful to health?

Vaseline Intensive Care Healthy Hand and Nail is commonly used to prevent dryness of the hands and to strengthen the nails. But if you go to the Cosmetics Safety Database you can see exactly which ingredients are in it and whether any of those may pose a risk to your health, in the view of the publishers of the database.

Each product is given a rating on a score of 0 to 10, with 0 being no risk to your health and 10 being maximum hazard. Vaseline Intensive Care Healthy Hand and Nail scores a 10.

Perhaps this may prompt you to reassess your use of this product if you use it now, and also to consider the likelihood that if this product, so commonly used today, could pose a risk to your health what other common anti aging skin care products like moisturisers also contain potential harmful ingredients?

It's important to note that the results that you get from searching at the Cosmetic Safety Database are not black and white. Companies that manufacture the products will arrogantly heat that all the ingredients going into their products are 100% safe. Personally I do not believe them, however the information obtained from the database has to be taken with a grain of salt.

Neverheless, if I was buying a moisturizer I would certainly not be buying that one, or any one of hundreds or even thousands of others with worrying scores at the Cosmetic Safety Database.

Fortunately there are excellent natural skin care products available which are highly effective at moisturizing and which do not contain chemical ingredients which may harm your skin or your health.

To find out more visit my website.

Ringworm in Dogs and Treatment

The name of disease confuses us. We should be clear that Ringworm is not caused by worms. In fact, it is caused by Microsporum canis, Microsporum gypseum, or Trichophyton mentagrophytes fungus. In hot, humid climates, ringworm fungus is common but most cases of ringworm arise in the fall and winter. The pet owners must be very careful because it is a transmitted disease. It can be transmitted directly or get in touch with infected spores. If you have healthy adult dog then it is safer than young dogs. Young dogs have lack of resistance power to fight over ringworm.

If you find your dog is acting differently then you should try to find out what is wrong with him/her. Here are some symptoms of Ringworm:

  1. Skin scratches are the easy way to find out. If a round, hairless skin scratches that become visible on the face, paws or neck it is Ringworm. Because of its round shape, many people think it is caused by worm. Nevertheless, the skin scratches are not inevitably round in shape. They can be in any shape. At first, it appears in small shape but gradually it grows.
  2. Skin Pimple is another symptoms but it also can be possible that your dog is infected by ringworm but there is no pimples. It appears time to time so this is not the authoritative symptoms.
  3. Try to find out whether your dog has itching problem or not. Sometime, Ringworm brings painful itching linked with the hairless skin scratches. As skin pimple is not authoritative, itching are also not authoritative symptoms. It can be visible or can be hidden.
  4. It is not necessary that red and flaking skin should be seen where hairless skin scratches are seen. Sometime, it may confuse to diagnosis but if red hairless skin scratches seen on the face of your dog then it is ringworm.

Definitely it is painful for a dog to have ringworm but it is curable disease. The treatments are different for the different stages of ringworm. If the skin scratches are small and apart from it your dog is healthy then it takes four months to get healed. At first, you should clip around the area. Be careful you should not irritate the skin. Now days, miconazole cream, Lotrimin cream, or 1% chlorhexidine cream are popular medicine. These are antifungal medicine. You also can use antifungal shampoos or dips. A 0.5% chlorhexidine shampoo, 2% miconazole shampoo, ketoconazole shampoo, lime sulfur dips, or 2% chlorhexidine solution should apply every 2 to 4 days can be beneficial.

If you have neem in your garden then bathing with Neem Soap or Neem Shampoo and putting Neem Oil onto the affected area is helpful to your dog.

What is SmartLipo?

No matter how carefully you watch what you eat or how active you are, many of us have those fat bits that just won’t go away, no matter how much you try by diet and exercise. It might be your back, Abdomen, back, Chin, cheek, backs of arms or hips. The solution is Laser Liposuction, using Smart Lipo Technique.

Lipo Laser( Liposmart or Laser Lipolysis) is an revolutionary technique for removal of excess fat from areas of the body that are resistant to dieting and exercise. SmartLipo technology is based on selelctive interaction of SmartLipo laser with adipocytes. Smart Lipo laser melts the fat cells leaving the god healthy cells intact. Fat cells are ransformed into oliy emulsion which is then absorbed and eliminated by body’s natural metabolism.

Smart Lipo is suitable for both Men and Women.

SmartLipo treament is Safe, Permanent, minimal bruising minimal blood loss and no downtime.

SmartLipo / Laser Lipolysis – The New Generation Technique

The main application of the SmartLipo laser system is a laser-assisted liposculpture treatment with a totally revolutionary concept. SmartLipo / Laser lipolysis is an innovative technique designed especially for removing excess fatty tissue thanks to the selective interaction of the laser beam with the adipocytes. This results in the disintegration of the membranes of the lipocytes and the elimination of their contents. SmartLipo is ideal for medical professionals who carry out adiposity therapy with liposuction, liposculpture, and tumescent liposculpture, and who wish to extend their therapeutic offer.

SmartLipo /Laser Lypolysis offers the chance to carry out minimally invasive liposculpture treatments (the cannulas have a diameter of only 1mm), in a decidedly less traumatic manner compared to traditional techniques.

SmartLipo – Technical Data

SmartLipo is a pulsed 1.064 nm Nd:YAG system with very special and specific features:

o Ultra short pulses (one ten-thousandth of a second)

o Extremely high peak powers (up to 1,500 watts).

o The positioning of the cannula is highlighted via trans-illumination from a red guiding beam

SmartLipo / Laser Lypolysis – A Superior Technique

The SmartLipo Nd:YAG laser system is the expression of a new concept that combines all the new generation laser technology with the advantages of compactness and reliability. SmartLipo possesses the outstanding features necessary for exalting its operating performance. This is a laser system that can reach extremely high powers for very brief periods, even several millionths of a second, plus it has electronic control of the emitted power and the laser pulses.

These features also mean that the laser emission can be considered as minimally thermal due to the energy being concentrated in very brief pulses. The tissue treated with the laser beams is able to cool thanks to the fact that the pulse wavelength only represents a tiny percentage of the time elapsing between two consecutive pulses. This highlights the technical capacity of the SamrtLipo system which is able to deliver powerful and instantaneous pulses. SmartLipo also ensures energy savings and greater user-friendliness in managing the operating parameters, while in their simplicity and anatomical design, the handpieces and tips allow for carrying out safe and effective treatments.

SmartLipo / Laser Lypolysis – Efficacy

SmartLipo / Laser Lypolysis represents the new standard in liposculpture. Its technique uses the high peak power of the laser emission to rupture the membrane of the adipocytes. The effect is not only thermal but also thermomechanical, and the rapid and elevated absorption by the adipocytic membrane allows for creating an opening in the membrane itself with the spilling out of the cellular contents. This results in the production of an oily, low-viscosity aggregate which facilitates body modeling.The laser light is conveyed through micro-cannulas (with a diameter of one millimetre) into which an optical fibre of only 300 micrometers is inserted. SamrtLipo / Laser Lypolysis can also be associated with the tumescent technique as the special Nd:YAG laser system radiation at 1,064 nm is not absorbed by this type of solution.

In short, SamrtLipo / Laser Lypolysis is efficacious, minimally invasive, and haemostatic at the same time, ensuring rapid recovery times and reduced constrictive bandaging. The operation can also be performed in the doctor’s rooms.

This is an additional incentive for patients who are not willing to consider day-hospital and would never set foot inside an operating theatre.

SmartLipo / LaserLypolysis – Ergonomics

SamrtLipo / Laser Lypolysis opens new horizons in the treatment of districtual adiposity, doing away with large-section cannulas, and instead using a simple handpiece supporting a micro-cannula with an optical fibre inside that conducts the laser beam emitted by the SmartLipo system. parameter adjustments are simple and immediate thanks to the LCD, and the intuitive, user-friendly software. Simple concepts and simple applications for a far superior and more effective technique.

Smart Lipo : SmartLipo Procedure

Smart Lipo treatment is carried out in a sterile environment. The areas to be treated are marked with a special pencil, and lines are traced outwards from one single point in which the local anaesthetic is injected.

In order to facilitate the insertion of the cannula, a small incision must be made with a micro-scalpel. The optical fibre of the laser is inserted into the incision. The actual treatment begins by slowly moving forwards lengthwise following the lines traced on the skin and constantly maintaining the same speed of movement.

SmartLipo – Cost

SmartLipo cost is based on the number of areas of the body to be treated. Typical cost ranges from £2000 to £4500 for one Area of treatment to 3 Area of treatment. For multiple area of treatment, you have to talk to your doctor during initial consultation. Both outer thighs are treated as one where as upper abdomen and lower abdomen are treated as two separate areas.

What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy For Trans Men?

When transsexuals seek to physically change their bodies, hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is utilized. This article will give a brief overview of the HRT process and its effects on the body for trans men.

Definition of Trans Men

First of all to clarify, "trans man" or "transman" refers to someone born with female genitalia who is transforming themselves physically into a man. Therefore, trans woman is someone born male transforming themselves into a woman. For the purposes of this article, we are only addressing trans men.

What is HRT used for?

Hormone replacement therapy is used in conjuction with sexual reassignment surgery for trans men. Sexual reassignment surgery is the actual surgery that physically changes the individual's reproductive organs from female to male. HRT is used to alter the "secondary" sexual characteristics of the person. Secondary sexual characteristics include, the outbound physical exercises that define a sex. For trans men, that includes the shrinking of the breasts, growth of body hair, and the deepening of the voice.


Both males and females produce testosterone naturally, but males produce higher levels and their masculine hits are reliant on it. So the major part of HRT for trans men is bringing the levels of testosterone in the individual up to the average amount for someone naturally born male. This creates body hair growth that is otherwise uncommon for females, and many trans men feel a surge in both their sexual drive and energy levels. When men take testosterone, as some male athletes do when taking steroids to enhance their abilities, it is associated with extremely high levels aggression. Trans men almost never experience such extremes since their bodies are not already producing the "normal" amount of testosterone designed for an adult male.

Testosterone will also serve to stop the trans man's menstrual cycle, which usually stops after five months of hormone therapy. Clitoromegaly occurs in response to the testosterone as well. This is when the female clitoris enlarges and protrudes outward. Usually it will be between 2-3 years before this process has peaked. Also, the trans man's voice will begin to deepen and muscle mass will increase.

Affects of Puberty

Having hormone replacement therapy will not reverse the effects of puberty. How the bones have grown and formed are permanent. For example, women have naturally wider pelvic bones than men to prepare them for child bearing. This will not change. And while the breasts often shrink or soften, usually surgery is still required to remove them entirely. However, by taking testosterone, the voice will deepen and hair growth will occur, giving the trans man his own "puberty."

Healing Peace

Insanity! My darling, my Kitty, My Peace, was in pain, and we had no way to help. He could not urinate, and his stomach had bloated. Nothing ateen would stay down. All through the night he would scratch in the litter box and sometimes vomit bile while there. Oh, what could I do ?! My sweetheart, my friend, violently pained into weakness, and all I could do watch.

Panic! Early morning, I heard the sound. A growling mew. Startled, my eyes shot open. What a sound, what a horrible sound, it is when someone dear groans in pain. Sweet, patient Peace, had become worse, his discomfort was escalating. He grew again, this time I saw it was accompanied with a rippling spasm. Could I afford a vet? No choice! Find the phone book now!

There, a place specialized for cats. I had to get him there, but how, with the car not working? I called my daughter and son-in-law. Waiting and waiting with no answer, but at last there was a response. I had called the vet and it turned out that my daughter had called the same vet. My son-in-law was soon there and we had to move Peace.

We hurried him into the waiting room. Peace's expression revealed so much. He hurt so badly.

Hope! We were seen into an examination room, where a doctor lightly examined him. "Catheter" she said, "Overnight stay" "We'll show you the estimate first"

"Why were not they doing anything?" I thought. "He needs help now."

More waiting. It was hard to look at Peace without teasing up. This creature that trusts me, who I am absolutely powerless to help, is getting worse, while they go to talk numbers!

Finally, she came back. "Around …" she said.

Despair! How can it be! "I can not afford that" I said.

"Oh," she said, "Then the only thing I can do is suggest you find some place that is cheaper."

Peace moaned and rolled over. A second away from tear we left after my son-in-law paid for the 'exam' and then left the clinic.

"Now what?" I surprised, and then I did start to cry.

But my son-in-law had been calling my daughter while was in the clinic and my daughter had called another vet. The appointment was within a very short time.

On the way there I thought for a minute that Peace had become comatose.

"Oh no!" I thought "How could I have let this happen to him?"

At last we got to the clinic. We went in and got into an examination room.

Waiting. Tense, and somewhat nauseated from what was happening to Peace. I answered the questions put to me concerning how long the condition had been going on.

The doctor will be in a minute. She's seeing other patients and is fitting Peace in. "

The doctor came. Do I dare hops she will help where the others could not? Would my Peace still be alive at the end of the day? The doctor explained that there had to a long procedure (the one described by the first clinic). If there had only been a partial blockage, she could have gone with a more simple procedure. However, my dear Kitty was dealing with a complete blockage.

"I'll get him drained now, he's pretty full. She lifted him gently and cradled him in her arms.

"He sure is a sweet one." She said.

"Yeah he is." I said, nodding my agreement.

Then she left.

A minute later someone came with the one papers, one showing a special dietary food, and another bearing the estimate. I surprised, "Could it be afforded in order to have him completely healed?" The estimate was a lot less and between us all it could have worked out and fortunately so for Peace.

What Are the Benefits of Fiber Foods in a Diet?

Fiber foods have a number of health benefits and consuming them in plenty can help you in several ways. Fiber aids in preventing constipation and improvements digestive system. Foods rich in fiber can lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels and they thus decrease the risk of heart attacks. They can also help to lose weight. Dietary fibers can prevent or treat intestinal diseases and cancers. They also help in treatment of diabetes. Fiber foods play an important role in natural colon cleansing. They help in flushing out the toxic matter from the colon.

Fibers are easy to get, as many foods contain abundance of fiber. Dietary fibers are that part of the plant that your body can not digest. Your body need vegetable or plant fiber. It is of various varieties and is found more in unrefined and raw foods. Overcooking destroys fibers. There are two main types of fibers: soluble and non-soluble. Both play different but important roles in promoting health.

Soluble fibers include pectin, gums, and mucilage. These form gel-like substances in the intestine and are useful in preventing and treating heart diseases and in controlling diabetes and hypoglycemia. Good sources of soluble fiber include oats, barley, grams, lentils, carrots, green peas, cauliflower, pears; non-soluble fibers include hemi-cellulose, cellulose lignin, add bulk to the stool and speed elimination. They help to prevent and / or treat intestinal disorders such as constipation and irritable bowel syndrome and possibly cancers of the colon, prostate, breast, ovaries. Good sources of non-soluble fibers are wheat, corn, bran, whole wheat breads, beans, nuts, seeds, popcorn, fruits and vegetables.

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.

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High Blood Pressure Natural Remedies – Get Them In Your Kitchen

You will be surprise at how many of the food we normally eat are high blood pressure natural remedies. They can be found in your kitchen!

Bananas :

Studies have proven that banana can help to lower blood pressure. Three to four servings of potassium-rich fruits and vegetables are needed daily for an average person. It is believed that by increasing this amount by two fold can benefit your high blood pressure condition. Other fruits that work the same way is: winter squash, baked sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, spinach, dried apricots, boiled potatoes with skin, orange juice, raisins and currants

Canola, mustard seed, or safflower oils :

Cooking with polyunsaturated oils can both lower your cholesterol and blood pressure.

Breads :

Homocysteine ​​is found around your blood. This substance in great amount is supposedly too lower the stretching ability of your arteries. If you have stiff arteries, this translate to extra work for your heart to pump the blood around. Folate lowers the amount of homocysteine ​​which thus makes your arms more elastic. Folate can be found in beans, cereals, brussels sprouts and asparagus.

Milk :

eafy green vegetables and milkvents high blood pressure. This is due to the calcium that is found in them. But bear in mind to drink skim milk or eat low fat yogurt.

Broccoli :

This vegetable contains a lot of fiber which is helpful in lowering blood pressure. Therefore, remember to consume vegetables there are high in fiber. They work as high blood pressure natural remedies.

Celery :

A photoochemical called 3-N-butylphthalide is found in celery which decrees blood pressure. Celery is important as it is the only vegetable that contains this photomical. Stress hormones that narrows blood vessels can be lowered by eating celery. Therefore, this vegetable is very effective in dealing with high blood pressure which is due to mental stress.

Cayenne Pepper :

Cayenne pepper prevents platelets from coming together and thus facilitating good blood flow. You can include this spice in your meal by adding cayenne pepper to the salt-free seasonings listed in the Recipe Box below, or add a dash to a salad or in salt-free soups.

Vitamin C :

Vitamin C is an antioxidant which causes free radicals from damaging artery walls and may also lower high blood pressure. You can take either eat food rich in it or simply take supplements.

You should employ these high blood pressure natural remedies to keep your blood pressure in check. However, you should still continue with your regular visits to the doctors to monitor your condition.

Curing Heart Disease is Possible Using Nutritional Supplements

What Causes a Heart Attack?

Most heart attacks occur as a result of coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is the buildup over time of a material called plaque on the inner walls of the coronary treaties. Occasionally, a section of plaque can break open, causing a blood clot to form at the site. A heart attack occurs if the clot becomes large enough to cut off most or all of the blood flow through the artery.

The blocked blood flow pregnancies oxygen-rich blood from reaching the part of the heart muscle fed by the artery. The lack of oxygen damages the heart muscle. If the blockage is not treated quickly, the damaged heart muscle begins to die.

Heart attack also can occur due to problems with the very small, microscopic blood vessels of the heart. This condition is called micro vascular disease. It's believed to be more common in women than in men.

Another less common cause of heart attack is a severe spasm (tightening) of a coronary artery that cuts off blood flow through the artery. These spasms can occur in coronary arteries that do not have CAD. It's not always clear what causes a coronary artery spasm, but sometimes it can be related to:

o Taking certain drugs, such as cocaine
o Emotional stress or pain
o Exposure to extreme cold
o Cigarette smoking

Have you ever heard that any Eskimo died of heart attack?

They are all non-vegetarians. They are dependent on Seal and rein Deer for their food. They also drink a locally manufactured bear called vodka.

No vegetation can grow at the place where they live. Still they do not suffer from heart attack ever.

The reason:

They eat a lot of fish too that is very rich in omega 3 fatty acids which helps control the low density cholesterol.

Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids benefit the heart of healthy people, and those at high risk of – or who have – cardiovascular disease.

We recommend eating fish (particularly faty fish) at least two times a week. Fish is a good source of protein and does not have the high saturated fat that fatty meat products do. Fatty fish like mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna and salmon are high in two kinds of omega-3 fatty acids, Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

We also recommend eating tofu and other forms of soybeans, canola, walnut and flaxseed, and their oils. These contain alpha-linolenic acid (LNA), which can become omega-3 fatty acid in the body. The extent of this modification is modest and controversial, however. More studies are needed to show a cause-and-effect relationship between alpha-linolenic acid and heart disease.

Stroke Types and Wellness

The lack of oxygenated blood flowing to the brain causes strokes. They could be defined as a mysterious neurological shortfall in the brain and are classified as thrombotic, hemorrhagic, and cerebral aneurysm. Eighty percent of all strokes are caused by arterial blockage and twenty percent are caused by bleeding within the brain tissue or around the brain tissue.

They are the leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States. There are more than four million stroke survivors and many are left with paralysis, diminished mental competency, and speech problems. All of these elements were caused by lack of oxygen to the brain.

Despite strokes caused by blocked blood flow to the brain, and could happen suddenly; a stroke from a localized clot or a hardened artery in the brain could be a slow process. It may develop in minutes, hours, days or even weeks, because the artery typically hardens or narrows. This form of stroke is associated with coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and head trauma. Its symptoms can include headaches on the affected side, seizures or both. The symptoms could intensify in seconds.

After a stroke, nutrition and hydration is very important for rehabilitation. However, the effects of a stroke interfere with food simulation. As many as fifty percent of stroke victims have problems swallowing, but most recover within two to four weeks. Because of the improper food simulation, the healing process is delayed in some people, while others become malnourished or disabled and some die.

Difficulty in swallowing can cause other problems such as food entering the lungs or airways instead of the esophagus. The result of this problem causes aspiration pneumonia; consequently, making the ability to Swallow Test very important and should be preformed soon after a stroke. Since hydration and nutrition play a vital role in recovery, many times a feeding tube is used for the first few weeks to insure proper nutrition.

A healthy diet and lifestyle is very important and essential for wellness, and is an excellence prevention of a stroke or second stroke. Start by controlling high blood pressure, high cholesterol; sleep disordered breathing, smoking cessation, excess alcohol intake, and excess weight.

Certain supplements can protect the brain cells such as Phosphatidylserine a brain cell stimulator; DMAE helps with brain chemistry, Ginkgo improvements blood flow, and acetyl-carnitine energize the brain cells. Nutrients can also reduce the possibility of a second stroke such as vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, and coenzyme Q10.

Stroke can occur quickly, that is why it is imperative for individuals and their families to familiarize themselves with the symptoms. They are difficult in standing or walking, loss of coordination, numbness in arm, face, and leg weakness, confusion, difficulty in speaking, or impaired vision and severe headaches. There may be other mild symptoms such as fever, nausea and vomiting.

Strokes are very dangerous and can occur suddenly. The one singular important prevention is to control chronic high blood pressure. Exercising regularly, weight control, and following a daily diet and supplement plan will also help.

Effective Chemoprevention Agents

Chemoprevention is the use of standard and artificial compounds to impede in the early times of tumor growth in the attempt to evade the cells to develop malignancy. Chemoprevention should not be taken aback with chemotherapy, a treatment for cancer which uses chemical elements in killing malignant cells to evade advanced growth of cancer.

The following are examples of efficient chemoprevention agents:

Nuclear-receptor ligands – receptors are proteins found primarily in the cell surface which are configured in such a manner that they receive a particular particle called ligand. The fastening of ligands to nuclear receptors instigates chain of events, as an outcome of encouraging cell differentiation and development.

Estrogen receptors – Tamoxifen was utilized for several years in the cure of breast tumor. Nowadays it was proven to be extremely effective as chemo preventive means. Raloxifene is another receptor which has been developed in the cure of osteoporosis is likewise an effective chemoprevention agent for breast cancer.

Retinoid receptors – Retinoid is a mixture of either ordinary or artificial elements, which have physiological actions coupled with Vitamin A. Scientists have recognized long ago the role responsibility of Vitamin A in cell segregation and that elevated levels of vitamins can have defensive result against stimulation of cancer. Studies have proven that retinoids are predominately showing potentials in the prevention of lung cancer. The human body gets vitamin A from plants converting the originator, beta-carotene into a dynamic vitamin.

Since epidemiological researches pointed out that foods having Vitamin A came out to contain protective result against cancer of the lungs, researchers undergone medical study on beta-carotene, a principal source of Vitamin A in food. Opposite to something expected, beta-carotene added the occurrence of lung tumors in smokers. These outcomes indicate the complexity in segregating the effects of particular cancer protecting ingredients in foods.

Vitamin D receptors – Deltanoids are artificial compounds which similar to Vitamin D. The compound appears to contain similar anti-proliferating effect of Vitamin D against colon, breast and prostate tumors, without causing hazardous increase in the calcium levels in the blood coupled with elevated use of Vitamin D. Clinical trials are being planned regarding this.

Celecoxib is an example of anti-inflammatory agent – it is widely known as COX-2 inhibitor. This drug relieves the symptoms of swelling and pain sufferers of arthritis, without causing problems of ulcer in the stomach and hemorrhage. Luckily, it was revealed that COX-2 inhibitors are also efficacious in avoiding colon cancer. This drug is now suggested for persons who have hereditary edematous polyposis, a situation that has great potential to become cancerous.

Several new generation tumor treatments entail the utilization of drugs that hinder the signal transduction way like tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

Signal transduction is:

Many new generation cancer treatments involve the use of drugs that inhibit signal transduction pathway, such as tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Signal transduction is a biochemical fall of particles from initiator or signal, into the nucleus, wherein it may harness the performance of the cell as well as the cell cycle.

Pamper Yourself With Rain Shower Heads

Ever thought about how nice it would be to get caught in the rain, if only it was not so cold? Now you can experience the soothing, lavish effect of rain on your body, but in a warm and comfortable environment! Rain shower heads are becoming more and more popular as more people catch on to just how great they are. In this article, I will explain them, the adjustments you can make on them, just how popular they are becoming, and I will give a quick overview of how easy it is to install one. Let's get started.

Rain shower heads give the awesome effect of rain or a waterfall, in a warm and suitable temperature. When choosing your own model, keep these in mind; they should have adjustable arms, and be sure to check the size of your shower outlet pipe to make sure your new head will fit exactly. Also, the solid brass-core model will be more durable. The spray top swivel should rotate 180 degrees, and it is ideal to have a flow control mechanism (which can go from 2.5 GPM to 80 PSI) but that device is optional on a rain shower head. Having the showerhead itself is ideal enough!

Just how ideal it is, is easy to explain. These showerheads have become so popular, that they are installed in newer built homes by default. Also, the showers will often have benches in them. The benches serve as a relaxation spot where you can just let the rain pour over you and melt your thoughts away. To me, sounds like that's fitting to just about everyone! Everyone could use a little relaxation to get rid of their troubles. However, if you do not have a house that's come with a rain shower head, installation is easy.

The replacement of your old shower head with a new one is a generally simple process. You need not replace your entire shower system. You can use the same knobs and everything from your old shower head; you just need to replace that one part. There's no need to call an electrician or plumber to install your new head. After you've browsed online and looked at home improvement stores for your perfect fit with a price suitable to you, all you have to do is simply turn your old showerhead loose and replace it with the wider unit.

Now you can see how easy, comfortable, soothing, and amazing rain shower heads can be. They can offer a wonderful shower experience, comparable to a small stay at the spa; and they can also offer a number of adjustments in exactly how you want your rain to fall on you. Rain shower heads are becoming more and more popular every day, and at a low price and an easy installation fee I can see just why that is.

Please Do not Smoke If You Are Pregnant!

Kids while still at their youngest are among the most affected sufferers of people smoking cigarettes. Either they take up smoking tobacco themselves at an early age because of the effects of grownups around them or otherwise they are subjected to passive smoke from those smoking in their locality. It's more often than not considered that children are statistically among those who are the most likely to become predisposed to smoking related conditions due to passive or directly inhaled smoke from cigarettes due to the fact that children's' rate of breathing is significantly faster than the breathing rate of a more mature person.

Why Are Children So Badly Impacts by Smoking?

The primary and more important grounds for children being so negatively affected by those smoking around them is that their lungs are smaller and not yet fully developed, coupled with the fact that they breath at faster rate than an adult, this basically leads to them ingesting greater amounts of the damaging fumes from burning tobacco into their systems. On average an adult individual will breathe in and out around 1,000 times an hour, by comparison a child under 12 years of age will breathe in and out around 1,200 times in an hour. Because children are breathing in greater amounts of air equivalent to grownups, their susceptibleness to smoking related illnesses is likewise proportionately higher than that of an adult individual. Basically because of their faster breathing rate children are forced to breathe in larger amounts of the toxins and noxious chemicals that are released during the practice of smoking tobacco products, in turn bearing up the health and effectiveness of their still developing lungs!

Mothers Who Smoke:

Are you an expectant mother? Are you aware of how smoking during your pregnancy will affect the child still developing in your womb? If you smoke while you are pregnant then your development foetus will be exposed to all the toxins that you inhale with each puff of your cigarette as they circulate through your bloodstream and are rarely delivered to your developing baby which can result in substantive changes. As a matter of fact by smoking when you are pregnant you may actually be reducing your as yet unborn child's' expected lifespan before he or she even gets the chance of being born. On top of this by smoking while pregnant you are exposing your unborn child to the risk of contracting any one of a growing list of smoking related conditions which may ultimately result in death. In point of fact babies delivered to women who have smoked tobacco products during their pregnancies are frequently under the average birth weight and are statistically more inclined to die after their birth. In addition it is considered that the infant may go on to develop both physical & learning disabilities and may even have a greater risk of being diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

Bit by bit youngsters exposed to tobacco smoke go on to germinate additional complex respiratory problems such as Asthma. Bronchial asthma is a life threatening medical condition which affects millions of people all over the globe. If the youngster has already been clearly diagnosed with asthma then it is possible the child will go on to develop additional secondary medical problems. It's said that youngsters who are subjected to passive tobacco smoking may end up being diagnosed with other serious diseases such as Pulmonic Bronchitis or Pneumonia, both of which are potentially life threatening diseases affecting growingups. Please spare a moment to consider your unborn child; would you desire your own newborn baby to sustain unnecessary illnesses or suffering?

Joint Pain Remedies The Natural Way

With age often comes constant nagging soreness throughout the body, from the neck, shoulder, back, elbows, hands, knees to make life at times almost unbearable. It is not always age related, young ones get it too and more so in the last couple of decades than ever before. Arthritis is one name for it, there are many types of arthritis and many have similar pain related issues and symptoms.

Lots of research being done on this type of illness, no medical cure has been found being successful; this also includes any drug medicine. The best pharmaceutical has to offer are painkillers with unhealthy side effects which can make this situation even worse. Maybe the question here is: Why has this illness become more common and widely spread through different ages over the last few decades?

What Causes Joint Pain?

The cause of joint pain could come from any injury from them past. It could be sport related, overuse in a work place, obesity and wrong diet; these are the most common ones. Most likely you can rule out most of them. If this is the case where else can it come from? Some medical report would say it been caused from inflammation. So, what causes inflammation? The first sign of inflammation is redness and swelling of the joints, accompanied by pain. Also, inflammation is the cause of many illnesses, as well as cardiovascular disease.

Cause of Inflammation

Everyone’s body reacts different to different things; therefore, inflammation can affect everyone in a unique way. A chemical reaction takes place, mainly in your blood stream where white blood cells being released into affected areas to protect from foreign things such as inflammation. This not only causes arthritis and joint pain it also triggers many other illnesses. The immune system can overact to bacteria caused from wrong food. Stress, constant emotion can also bring on inflammation.

As well, short supply of hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan is found in most of our body’s cells. The principle of the synovial fluid is to reduce friction between cartilage and joints during movement to lubricate. Intake or production by our body of hyaluronic acid rebuilds the pillow of fluid that cushions joints and reduces pain.

Inflammation is the cause of many things, but at the same time it is an important part in your body because it is trying to heal the body from injury. For example, when the joints become red looking, swollen and painful it is part of a healing process.

Best Solution Is Food

Foods that lower inflammatory situations and bring your body back into balance. Also, food is the best option to rebuild the necessary hyaluronic acid in the cells. You can eat specific foods and supplements to increase hyaluronic acid needed for lubrication of joints.

You can consume any type of root vegetable, although, be eaten as raw as possible, including carrots and sweet potatoes. Also lots of fermented foods, onions, garlic, broccoli, pineapple, spinach, olive oil, wild caught salmon. Include plenty of olive oil, as in salad dressing etc. Take one or two tablespoons of olive oil daily as is. Use coconut or macadamia oil for frying and other types of cooking. Anything that is high in omega 3, natural nutrients help to keep your joints from trying out; the right proteins act as lubricant between cartilage, joint and connective tissues.

Turmeric, known as the yellow powder, is an extraordinary powerful compound and a must for joint pain and arthritis sufferers. In fact, turmeric’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits are so powerful in natural pain relieve, better than any pain killers, and it is safe.

Natural foods as such have the best healing power without any side effects. Most likely the reason for developing arthritis and joint problems in the first place is lack of natural nutrients. This has become more noticeable over the last few decades with increased processed and sugar laden foods.

Exercise as in maintaining joint movement and muscle strength, although, movement such as exercise be painful but is necessary.

Foods to Avoid

For example, don’t be lured into choosing farmed fish instead of wild-caught fish. Avoid farmed fish of any kind. They could make joint pain worse. Farm-raised fish contain a lower amount of inflammation fighting omega 3. They also have unhealthy levels of pro-inflammatory omega 6 fatty acids. This is because farmed fish being fed unhealthy amounts of soy pellets, which increases the ratio of omega 6 which promotes chronic inflammation in the human body. On top of farmed fish being fed substantial amounts of antibiotics to control diseases caused by crowded conditions in which they are raised.

Others to avoid are sugar carbohydrates, including candies, cookies, sodas, fruit juices, sport and health drinks, any fast foods, especially deep-fried, refined wheat products, white bread, cakes, pasta etc. Refined polyunsaturated vegetable oils, corn, soy, safflower, sunflower and canola oils, avoid them all. Margarines, mayonnaise, commercial salad dressings, dips, energy bars, processed snacks, chips, crackers, microwaved popcorn, veggie burgers and any other fake soy-based food.

Breathing: An Ideal Marriage of the Nervous and Respiratory Systems


The nervous system controls the flow of air into and out of the lungs. The nervous system ensures that the unconscious breathing process is carried out in a regular pattern and rate.

The respiratory center: The respiratory process begins in this center located in the brain stem. The center is made up of a cluster of nerve cells. Simultaneous signals are dispatched by these cells to rib muscles, the diaphragm, and those muscles that are involved in inhalation.
The diaphragm: It is a dome-shaped muscle. This large tissue lies just under the lungs. When a nervous impulse stimulates the diaphragm, it flattens. When the diaphragm makes a downward movement, the stomach cavity volume gets expanded. The cavity consistants of the thoracic cavity which includes the lungs. And as the rib muscles get stimulated, they too contract. As a result, the rib cage is rolled up and out. This movement further exposes the thoracic cavity. Such expanded volume causes air to rush into the thoracic cavity and then to the lungs.
The fast and brief nervous stimulation also aids the exhalation process. This exhalation process takes place as the nervous stimulation ceases. As a consequence thereof, the rib muscles and the diaphragm and relax propelling the exhalation stage.


Typically, the respiratory center gives out 12 to 20 signals every minute. This means that a normal person breathes 12 to 20 times within 60 seconds. The newborn babies breathe approximately 30 to 50 times in a minute.


Conscious actions can control the rhythm of the respiratory system. In fact, many yogic exercises underline the need for a person to exercise regular control of the complex respiratory system through conscious efforts. This conscious act helps the person concerned to strengthen his physical constitution and also the mental outlook.

Such conscious alteration or temporary abatement of the respiratory system is done by holding or controlling the breath. Several parts of the nervous system come into play in such an act. The portion of the brain helping the thinking process (cerebral cortex) has a major role to play. It sends signals to the rib muscles and the diaphragm for temporarily overriding the respiratory center signals. A person can avoid inhaling noxious fumes by holding his breath. However, a person can not hold his breath for an indefinite period.


When exhalation does not take place, our blood builds up a dangerous buffer stock of carbon dioxide. This accumulation makes the blood more acidic. Hicked acid conflicts with the enzyme activity. The enzymes are specialized proteins participating in almost all biochemical reactions within our body.

Chemoreceptors: Special receptors called chemoreceptors prevent the blood from getting too acidic. The chemoreceptors monitor the blood. The chemoreceptors are located in the neck blood vessels and the brainstem.

When acid builds up in the blood, these chemoreceptors dispatch nervous signals to the respiratory center. The center then overrides the cerebral cortex signals. This forces the person to exhale and resume breathing. Exhalations bring back the normal level of the blood acid after throwing out the carbon dioxide. Immediately inhalation partnerships in oxygen.


Specialized cells called the stretch receptors prevent the possibility of over-inhalation. These stretch cells are located in the lungs. The stretch receptors measure the volume of air within our lungs. The moment inhalation crosses the danger level, these stretch receptors flicks out signals to the respiratory center. The center immediately shuts down the inhalation muscles and stops the air intake process.


The nervous system is constituted of two processes. They are the central and the peripheral nervous systems. The central nervous system includes the brain and the spinal cord.


The central nervous system processes and coordinates the incoming sensory information and the outgoing motor commands. The central nervous system is also the seat of complex brain functions such as emotion, learning, memory, and intelligence.


The peripheral nervous system includes all neural tissue beyond the central nervous system. The peripheral nervous system provides sensory information to the central nervous system. The peripheral nervous system also carries motor commands to the body's tissues.

The somatic nervous system: Voluntary motor commands, such as moving the muscles for walking or talking, are controlled by the somatic nervous system.

The autonomic nervous system: determinates the involuntary motor commands, such as digestion and heart beat. The autonomous nervous system is further divided into two systems, viz., The sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system.

The sympathetic nervous system: The sympathetic nervous system is also called the "flight or fight" system. It increases prepares our body for quick responses to unusual situations, activates alertness, and stimulates tissue.

The parasympathetic nervous system: The parasympathetic nervous system has just the opposite function. The parasympathetic nervous system is called the "repose and rest" system. It preserves controls the sedentary activities like digestion and also preserves our energy.

Therefore, the Nervous System refers to those elements that are concerned with the reception of stimuli, the transmission of nerve impulses, or the activation of muscle mechanisms in an animal organism.