I’m a Woman and My Hair is Thinning at the Crown – Tips and Advice That May Help

The other day, I received an email from a woman who told me that she was noticing a lot of thinning and scalp showing through at her crown.  She told me: “If I hold a mirror at the back of my head, I see that my part goes all the way to the back.  I can see my scalp back there and it forms almost a little L at the back of my head.  I’m so self conscious of it and I’m always trying to cover it up but I’m wondering if the all the teasing and spraying is making it thin worse. What is causing this and what can I do to fix it?” I’ll try to answer all of her questions in the following article.

Typical Causes For Hair Thinning At The Crown In Women: Actually the crown is a place that is very vulnerable to genetic or androgenic thinning and / or shedding.  Certain areas on your scalp – like the temples, the top, and the crown – are more prone to being affected by DHT and other androgens which can choke out the follicle, kick out the hair, and make the regrowth skimpy and thin so that the over all effect is much more sparse.

So, androgenic alopecia, (or genetic thinning due to age or oversensitivity to hormones), is the most likely cause in seeing more scalp at the back of your head.  But, it is not the only possibility.  You actually start out with less hair in the top of your head than in other areas on your scalp.  The temples are another example of this.  So, these two areas are going to be the first places that are noticeably affected if you are shedding or losing hair due to something else.

The next most common cause of this is probably telogen effluvium or shedding.  There are many reasons that this can occur (illness, medication changes, stress, skin issues, etc.)  but probably the most common cause of this in women is hormonal changes, like birth control pills (going off or on), or giving birth and / or becoming pregnant.  Sometimes, thyroid and adrenal changes can cause TE also.

As I said, any aggressive shedding or hair loss can cause noticeable thinning on your scalp.  But the crown is one area that begins more sparsely so it can be one of the first places that the loss is noticeable.  Other reasons for hair loss include autoimmune issues, allergic reactions, and any condition that can affect your skin or scalp.

How Do I Cover Or Treat My Thinning Crown?:  Your first line of defense is going to be your hair cut.  You want a cut or style that is going to push the hair up and away from the scalp. This often includes layered cuts (although you want to avoid harsh cuts that allow scalp to show through.) Curls or waves can help too.

There are also products now that are like little lifts that you put under your hair.  This lifts that hair up without your needing to tease it.  You basically just lay the hair over the lift. And, you really should avoid harsh back combing or teasing.  The hair here is often quite fragile and you could inadvertently pull more hair out. There are also powders that you get in the same color as your hair that you sprinkle onto your scalp so that the white of your scalp isn’t such a noticeable contrast.

A more long term solution is aggressively addressing the cause of your hair thinning or shedding. If you genuinely have telogen effluvium, you’ll need to wait it out, but you can most definitely stimulate your scalp to ensure that you have quick and healthy regrowth.

If you have one of the other issues (AGA, scalp issues, allergies, medical problems, autoimmune issues, etc.) then you will need to directly address and attempt to fix these things while simultaneously stimulating your scalp to help decrease the loss while increasing the regrowth. Because look at it this way, no matter how good you get at covering your thinning crown, the job is only going to continue to get harder if you have less hair to work with. 

Authentic Prayers

Do you go to God seeking His will for your life or do you simply want something from Him? This is a critical question because your prayers to God are not for changing Him or to beg Him to do what you want Him to do. Rather, it is to be changed by God and to be empowered to do His divine will. Man is transformed in prayer, not God. You can not exploit God, but you can submit yourself to Him and let God use you.

It remains a mystery as to why we seem to treat God as Santa Claus or some benefactor who will give us our heart's desire and yet, require nothing of us. We want to "use" God for our own selfish purposes and give nothing in return. We seem to want God to hear our prayers but we suddenly become deaf when He speaks. Well, God is deaf to the prayers of those who are deaf to His will.

We diminish the integrity of our prayers when we foolishly attempt to use God as a means of straightening out the mess we, ourselves, have created. Getting yourself in debt and begging God to get you out from under is not praying. Mumbling words to Him when your back is against the wall is not praying. Praying means going to God on His terms, not ours. It means drawing nearer to Him in humble submission, realizing our unmitigated unworthiness before His Holy Highness.

When we pray, we pray to the Holy with a pentit Spirit. Prayer is the language of worship and recognition of our total dependence on Him. We submit ourselves and approach Him as the sinners we are who have been saved by His amazing grace. As the recipient of His mercies we offer up our grateful thanksgiving and praise in humble adoration. Our prayers honor Him with the glory due His name.

Prayer is central to our very existence; It is our communication line to God. A Christian without an authentic prayer life is like a bird without wings. We get now.

When you pray, confess your sins and weaknesses and turn all your concerns over to Him. Talk to Him as you would to your best friend and confidant. Tell Him all about what is troubling you as if He did not know. Be honest and forthright. Do not hold back anything. Then ask God for guidance, help, strength, mercy, forgiveness, and intercession for others.

Authentic prayer emanates from a deep spiritual need and you understand where to go to get the need met.

Hives Again? Figuring Out Why You Have Chronic Hives

Chronic hives or urticaria are hives that seem to keep coming and going for no reason. Well there’s always a reason, but you may have trouble figuring out exactly what it is. Even a visit to the doctor may seem long and tedious… and you may not have an answer when it’s all said and done.

Many times, problems with hives are caused by your immune system reacting to an infection. Actually, in this case it overreacts and the result is swollen, itchy skin that seems to be unrelated. In fact, you may not be aware that you have an infection until your doctor identifies it.

You might be surprised at the types of infections that can lead you to a hives outbreak. It could be as simple as a low grade sinus infection. Your body responds and hives appear. If this happens, do your best not to scratch hives – even though they itch like crazy. Also, avoid other substances such as foods and medicines that are likely to aggravate the condition until you get the infection cleared up.

It’s also possible that certain medications you’re taking could be causing your hives symptoms. If you’re allergic to a particular medicine you’re taking, stop taking it and call your doctor right away. Normally your doctor will prescribe an alternative medication that hopefully will not cause such a reaction.

Eating certain foods may also contribute to chronic hives, especially when you don’t realize you’re allergic to something. The food you eat may make an existing condition worse as well. Of course, if you know which foods cause hives for you, simply avoid them and your hives should clear up. It’s not always easy to figure out, though.

Typically your doctor will advise you to use over-the-counter products containing antihistamine. In some cases they may offer you a prescription for something stronger. To help calm itching, look for a topical cream with antihistamine in it. Apply your treatment as soon as you notice chronic hives reappearing to reduce the impact of itchy, swollen skin symptoms.

Maumee River Walleye Run 2012 ~ Getting It Done

It’s early March and the Ice has finally broken, or maybe, like this spring there was no ice to speak of. Anyone with a Sander Vitreus addiction, has for months already, been sorting jigs and grub tails. You have been checking and re-checking your tools, snips, jig eye cleaner, pliers, net. Your tackle box is in pristine condition, for the upcoming event, that you have been pacing your sport room in anticipation for. You have re-spooled all of your precision casting instruments with your go-to line and have probably even made up dozens of Carolina rigs just to make certain you are ready.

There are many of you that are new to this addiction, and I hope that you find the information that I will be sharing to be of some benefit. I will give you a little history on this predatory fish that many of us have been hunting for years. In two previous articles, I covered safety and necessary gear. I will retouch on both just so that you have a full picture of what you’re about to engage yourself in. When you are finished reading this article, I hope that I will have generated enough enthusiasm about this addiction, to make you run out and gear up. I am certain that with the information that I will be sharing, you will have the basic tools necessary, to be able to walk down to the banks of the Mighty Maumee River and learn for yourself, what that head-shake, that many of us know already, can do to your soul.

I have been fishing the spring Walleye Run, down at the Maumee River for about 20 years, give or take a year or two. I was fortunate to have a father that knew the importance, of teaching us about the outdoors. I learned how to fish, as soon as I was old enough to hold a fishing pole in my hands. My father instilled first and foremost safety near the water. Most importantly however, he taught us that it is good to enjoy the sport of fishing, but it was of the utmost importance, to only take what you need. He always made certain that we were aware of, and abided by, the laws and regulations of where ever we went to fish. I task everyone that heads down to fish this epic event to do the same. The laws and regulations that our Department of Natural Resources has set in place, are there to ensure futures and futures of fishing for those of us that do it. I can assure you, that if I see you pulling more than your limit, I will turn you in. If I see you stringing a foul hooked fish, you guessed it, I am going to turn you in.

While some of you may think this is harsh, I can assure you that more often than not, I won’t have to go out of my way to get you off the river. During the Spring Maumee River Walleye Run, Ohio DNR pulls officers from the entire state to supervise this event. You may not see the DNR officers, but I can assure you, they can see you. They sit in trees camouflaged with cameras. They set up blinds in the tree line and watch. They will even stand in the hole next to you, and pretend that they are snagging and keeping foul hooked fish, just to make you think it is ok. So, what am I trying to say here? Follow the rules and you will have nothing to worry about.

Something to remember, about wader fishing, is to use a LOT of common sense! Make sure that you are dressed properly for the water temperature, which most often is about 20 degrees colder than the air temperature. Wearing clothing such as wool, synthetic fleece or polypropylene as your layers will help preserve your body temperature if you take a dunk in the drink.

Wearing a good quality pair of chest waders, with the belt cinched at the waistline outside of the waders, will help prevent the waders from filling with water, in the event that you go down in the river. Water weighs about 8 pounds per gallon and waders filled with freezing cold river water, will definitely impede your walk back to the shoreline.

Consider carrying a walking stick or wading staff to provide balance. Let your friends or family know of expected departure and return times while on a fishing trip or out on a boat. Be prepared to handle an emergency should one arise. Be VERY aware of the current while wading out. By keeping your body parallel with the current, you will remove some of the pressure, of the water rushing against you. Do not enter in too deep of water and maintain good footing.

Wearing a life jacket or other flotation device is not shameful. Enter the water slowly. Running into the water should never be an option, especially down at the Maumee River. The bottom of that river can be treacherous. Lastly, have a dry change of clothes. These things that I just mentioned can make or break your trip.

The more that you know about the fish that you are targeting, the more likely you will be able to present exactly what it is looking for. Walleye are large predatory fish and have mouths full of sharp teeth. They belong to the Perch family and are known by many names, including yellow pike, pike-perch, walleyed pike, jack salmon, white salmon and in this area “Eyes.” Walleye are closely related to Sauger but have very different body characteristics.

The body color of Walleye is typically olive, gray or silver compared to the bronze or brown colors of a Sauger. (1) Walleye have dark saddle patterns over their backs, which can be seen on the upper part of their sides as thin vertical bars. Walleye also have large, bright white areas, near the lower part of their tail and anal fins. The first dorsal fin has no spots and the membrane between the spines is not clear like a Sauger. Saugeye occur when a male Sauger has fertilized a female walleye’s eggs. This hybrid was produced by the Ohio Division of Wildlife and is frequently stocked in reservoirs.

Walleye are carnivorous. This means they will eat other fish. Young walleye, feed on zooplankton and insect larvae for several months, before engaging in a diet of small fish. (2)The male walleye gather even though the water temperature may be only a few degrees above freezing and actual spawning time is a month or more away.

Walleye belong to the Percidae Family; Perch and Darters. A typical adult Walleye will go 14″-22″ but can reach lengths of 36″. They will weigh in around 2-4 pounds but can reach weights of 16 pounds. Their main diets consist of Gizzard Shad and other small fish. I hope that I have your attention now!

Females will begin moving in several weeks later, or when the water temperature reaches the upper 30s to low 40s. Walleye begin spawning when the water temperatures are between 40 and 55 degrees. The Maumee River usually reaches those temperatures around the third week of March. Sometimes the temperatures will remain optimal for spawning through the first couple of weeks of May.

The actual spawning takes place at night, in groups of one large female and one or two smaller jacks or two females and numerous jacks. Male Walleye are not territorial. Unlike many fish, walleye do not build a nest before spawning. They are what we consider “free-spawners.”

Prior to spawning, there is a lot of pursuit, pushing, circular swimming, and fin erection. Finally, the spawning group rushes upward, into shallow water and stops. When the female walleye rolls onto her side and releases the eggs, the jack simultaneously releases the fertilizing milt. The female walleye will typically deposit most of her eggs in one night of spawning. Female walleye seek out the riffle areas of tributary streams or over the gravel to boulder-sized rocks in reef areas, of Lake Erie to deposit their eggs. Fertilized eggs weigh more than the water and tend to fall into crevices between rocks in the river or lake bottom. They will stick to the rocks, pebbles and other debris on the bottom. The eggs hatch in about 10 days. Females can lay as many as 400,000 eggs. How many she lays will depend on her body weight. Per pound a healthy egg bearing female will drop anywhere from 23,000-50,000 eggs.

Walleye prefer clear to slightly turbid waters of large lakes and rivers such as the Maumee River. The greatest abundance occur over reefs, shoals of gravel, bedrock, and other firm bottoms. In the past, Walleye were abundant in Lake Erie, the Ohio River and many of their larger tributaries. In March 2004, the size limit was mandated by Ohio Department of Natural Resources, to a 15 inch minimum year-round, to protect immature fish.

Spawning may take up to three weeks. Males will typically remain in the area for a short time. After spawning the female will not feed for up to two weeks. After this period of time, they begin a fast and furious feeding pattern.

Both adults will return to deeper water, offering no protection for the eggs. Of the total amount of eggs laid, only 5 to 20% will actually hatch. Reasons for not hatching include cold-water temperatures, heavy winds blowing them onshore or silt covering the eggs. 1996 saw one of the most productive hatches.

I would like to make a few points about Walleye Run Etiquette. Try to remember first and foremost that we’re all here to have a good time and catch our limit. Unless I know you or have invited you to go to my spot, it is NOT okay to fish in my pocket. There is an entire river full of fish during the spawn and really no reason to be stepping on my toes, unless of course you’re trying to kiss me, in which case, your man card will get pulled because, there is no kissing in fishing.

There are a few of you gentlemen that think just because you have seen me land fish after fish, you have a right to move into my hole. Believe me when I say that this is not the case. Either wait your turn, or move down the banks. If I only take 10 steps from shore, do NOT stand next to me and take 30 to get in front of me, you will probably get drilled with lead. Avoid letting your line drift 30 people down…there is No excuse for you to be that far away from me snagging my waders with your jig. Boaters, it is NOT okay for you to anchor 5 feet away from me upstream and fish…stay with the boat pack in the middle, that’s why you have a boat. If you want to come on out to the shore and fish, please go put your boat away first.

We’re all after the same results, keeping our hooks out of the rocks, whether you’re fishing old school with lead heads or with the newer floating jig method. Success depends on casting placement and retrieval method. To begin with, after you have safely entered the water, start by standing with your shoulders parallel with the current. I will try to position myself so that I am facing slightly upstream of actually being parallel. Never face directly up or downstream, especially when the water is high and the current is strong, or if you’re out fishing in “The Pack.” You are just asking for troubles that you don’t want or need.

Typically, I cast slightly upstream. I have found that casting slightly upstream may allow me a few seconds of additional time in the strike zone. I will use variances of casting straight out or slightly downstream, provided my surroundings will accommodate such casts. Even the slightest variation in the trajectory of a cast can make a huge difference on where your jig is ending up, as well as, whether or not a walleye is in position to see and hit it. I recommend trying different casting angles if your surroundings permit. Just be aware that normally the further upstream you are casting, the greater your chances are of snagging that treacherously rocky bottom.

Another area of experimentation should be with casting distances. When I first started fishing the walleye run, I thought, if they weren’t biting, then I must need to cast farther out. After words of wisdom from my father and years of practice, I found that this is NOT always the case…as a matter of fact it’s rarely EVER the case. Chances are the walleye are directly in front of you, sometimes right under your feet, and for those of you standing in the middle of the river, you better believe they are behind you! Try to remember, that the more line you have out…the less sensitivity you have trying to feel what is going on with your jig.

Speaking of experimenting, the question of colors is age-old and has as many answers, as there are lucrative combinations. There is one thing that is for certain, the only colors that Walleye can actually identify as color are RED, ORANGE, YELLOW and GREEN. Now, with that being said, contrast plays a much bigger part on catching your limit than does the colors that you choose. More often than not, I will use either a solid color jig head with a multi-colored grub tail, or vice versa. Having this additional contrast has definitely proved to be effective for me.

There are different times of the day that different combinations will be more appealing to the fish than others. There are many variables that will make one combination more lucrative than others as well. One of these would be sunlight skies or overcast skies. In a full on sunshine day, Walleye will tend to sit at the bottom virtually motionless. Throw some overcast clouds on the river and they’ll be up high, ferociously feeding. The sunlight or clouds will also affect how your rig appears to them. As I said before, having a good contrast of colors or colors that contrast against the stained Maumee River waters is my best advice.

I have seen some crazy rigs being used down there; to each his own I guess. The most common and most lucrative rig that I have used is the Carolina Rig with a floating jig head. Something to keep in mind, no matter what you choose to throw, your hook cannot be more than 1/2″ from point to shank and treble hooks are illegal during this time.

The set up is simple and can be pre-tied. The tackle that you will need to make a Carolina Rig is:

Floating jig heads

Lead jig heads ~ painted or unpainted

1/8 oz – 5/8 oz (depending on water turbidity)

Bucktail jigs

Plastic grub ribbon tails (typically 3 inch)

Plastic paddle tail grubs

Plastic double tail grubs

Lead weight ~ no snag, trolling, rubber core, split shot, egg sinker

Swivels ~ barrel and ball bearing

Plastic beads

Monofilament or fluorocarbon leader

I will typically tie on right there on the spot if necessary. My preference is 10 lb Suffix Elite Lo-Vis Green on my spool, which is my main line, and an 8 lb Fluorocarbon leader. I like PLine fluorocarbon. It has tremendous abrasion resistance and amazing sensitivity. There are a couple different ways to put this rig together. The first is using a trolling sinker. A trolling sinker is somewhat of an oval and has a swivel on each end. In this instance you are not using it to actually troll. If, like me you choose to use the Palomar Knot, you will want to tie your leader onto one end of the sinker first. Your leader length is going to vary and is typically going to be anywhere from 12″ – 6′. The only way you’re going to know how long of a leader you need is trial and error, unless the guy or girl catching fish next to you is nice enough to tell you what they’re using.

The way that you determine leader length is by knowing where the deep holes are and their approximate depth. To help you visualize what is happening in the water, think of it this way; as your sinker tick, tick, ticks along the bottom, your floating jig is suspended and following behind the sinker. The length of your leader is going to determine where in the water your jig is. The shorter your leader, the closer to the bottom your jig will be. The longer the leader is, the higher up toward the surface your jig will be. Something else to keep in mind is that as your sinker drops into a deep hole, you jig goes down along with it. All of this should help you figure out how long your leader should be, well, this and a lot of experimenting. I will usually start out with a longer leader and clip it as necessary.

Alright, back to putting the Walleye Death rig together. After you have tied your leader to one end of the trolling sinker, your next step is to tie the other end to your mainline. Again, this is the way that I do it using Palomar Knots. If you don’t know what a Palomar Knot is right now, don’t worry, I’ll give you a play-by-play of it in a little bit. You are now ready to tie your floating jig onto the other end of your leader and add your grub tail to the hook. The grub tail will be fed onto the hook nose first. You want the hook to exit just above the grub tail. Make sure you keep the grub butted up against the actual head of the jig.

The second variation of the rig used is by using an egg sinker, plastic bead and swivel. The first step is to tie your leader onto the swivel (if you’re using the Palomar Knot) Next, choose your egg sinker weight. The weight you choose should be matched to how high and fast the river is moving. If the river is low and slow-moving, you will want a much lighter weight than if it is high and fast. Slide the egg sinker onto the main line from your pole followed by a plastic bead. A plastic bead you ask? This keeps the egg sinker from slamming into your knot on the swivel. That constant slamming can destroy your knot and cause your line to snap at inopportune moments. Now you are ready to tie your main line to the other end of the swivel that has your leader on it. Once all of this is complete, you’re ready to tie on your jig head and put on your grub and fish.

I try to keep the gear that I am dragging around to a minimum. Rod, reel, line & tackle, along with an extra warm, dry shirt and rain gear if there is a chance of rain or inclement weather. I am not a big fan of having to lug my sporting room down to the river with me, so I sort my tackle the night before and take what I will need for a few hours of being down there. I will leave extra gear and tackle in my car just in case.

I prefer using a longer, faster action rod. I have both 7′ and 7’6″ medium power graphite rods. The casting distance that I get from the longer length is tremendous. The sensitivity is there as well. My reel is a larger 4000 size spinning reel, which is equivalent to a reel that is rated for up to 12 lb mono. Some other tools and gear that are necessary are:

Waders

Stringer

Landing net

Long nose pliers

Snips

I talked about gear and safety at greater lengths, in previous articles, which of course I recommend that you read. I do want to cover some instructions for tying a Palomar Knot though, because I feel that It is one of the most secure and durable knots to use down there. I also recommend that you look it up online to get a visual of how it’s done. There are many sites that offer knot information. The reason I choose the Palomar is because unlike most knots, you have 2 strands of line through the jig eye instead of only one like with the Anglers Knot. It is also a knot that can be tied with any line. The following should get you on your way to learning how to tie the Palomar Knot:

Feed your line through the eye. Bring it back and feed it through the same way again. You should have a loop in one hand and your main line and tag end in the other. The jig should move freely between both hands on the line. Tie an overhand knot in the doubled line being careful not to cinch down yet. You want to make sure that you do not have the lines crossed as this will cause them to cut into each other. Pass your jig through the loop and bring the loop up, making sure that the line on the eye is all up near the top. Then pull on the hook, the standing line, and the tag end of the line to tighten the knot. Snug down tightly around the eyelet and clip the tag end.

Okay, so, we’re in the river, shoulders parallel with the current, our first cast is slightly upstream about 15 feet out…what now?? Well, the first thing you’re going to feel is what you’ll swear is a fish hitting your jig. I can promise you it’s NOT a fish…more than likely it’s your weight hitting every rock on the way downstream.

So you ask how do I know when to set my hook?? The answer to that, I’m certain varies, as much as grub tail color choice. My answer is, as you feel the “tick, tick, tick,” of your weight going downstream pay close attention to that feel. If at any point during that, you stop feeling the “tick, tick, tick” of the weight hitting the rocks, it may be because a walleye has your jig in its mouth, SET YOUR HOOK. When I say set your hook, I do NOT mean yank so hard you rip the fish’s face off, because I can guarantee, if it’s a rock or snag fish, you’re likely to bust your rod.

Once you’ve set the hook, feel for the unmistakable head-shake. If you got that, you’re in business. If not, let your jig continue downstream into the line’s drift. This is when your line can go no further and your jig is fluttering in the current at the end of it. This is likely when most novice or beginning walleye fishermen or women are going to actually FEEL a walleye hit their line. The hook set is the same as if you were bouncing downstream. If you feel that head-shake, you’re good to go. Start reeling.

Now I recommend you pay attention to the drag on your reel. You don’t want it set so tight that you’re going to snap your line on hook set, but you also don’t want it so loose that your hook will fail to set. Before casting you should test where your drag is at by tugging on your line. Once you have it set at a mediate level is when I would start casting. During your retrieve, if more line is going out than you are reeling in, chances are your drag is set too loose, tighten it up slowly.

After a few head-shakes, a walleye will typically go limp causing you to do more current fighting than fish fighting. No worries, at some point, the jack’s head will come up out of the water, gills fanned out like a dragon. The second he see’s where he’s headed he’s likely to give you one last battle and attempt at escaping your net.

You’ve felt the pull and have confidently reeled in a beautiful 22-inch, three-and-a-half pound walleye. You just want a picture, but it’s putting up quite the fight, and that jaw full of teeth is nowhere near inviting. Knowing how to handle a walleye can save you from serious injuries to yourself as well as the fish. If you palm the back of the fish’s head, extending your fingers and thumb down the sides, you will have a firm grip. The gill plates on a walleye are razor-sharp and their teeth are just as vicious. Holding the fish by its eyes or gills can cause life threatening injuries to the fish. Also, do what you can to keep the walleye in the water as much as you are able.

If you intend on stringing the catch, first and foremost, make certain that you’re hooked legal. Legal equals from the inside to the outside of the mouth. If you’re hooked any other way, or anywhere else on the fish, kindly remove your tackle and release the fish. This could save you hundreds of dollars and spare you your gear. Ohio DNR take their jobs and our Walleye run very seriously. If you’re hooked legal and the fish is 15 inches or longer and preferably a jack, it’s time to string him. I personally don’t like the rope stringers. I use the metal chain stringers. Once that rope is slid through the walleye’s gills, there is no releasing the fish back to the waters. By using the metal chain stringers, you will hook the fish through its jaw and do much less harm if it becomes necessary to put him back. Why would you put a walleye back? It’s called Culling. As you fish you may hook into a larger fish than what’s on your stringer. By using the chain stringers you will be able to return the smaller fish back to the waters safely and take possession of the larger fish.

I’m sure that you noticed me saying I preferred you only keep jacks. This is the way that I was brought up. The reason for this is that the more females that are left to spawn, the more likely this past-time will continue to be a lucrative, freezer filling event. Since females tend to be larger, a lot of you are keeping them to hang on your wall. If you’re looking for trophies, I recommend hitting Lake Erie during the summer when catching a 10 lb jack is what’s on the menu.

I hope that what I have shared will help you not only choose gear, but make you able to go down and fish the Maumee River Walleye Run safely and effectively. I hope that pointing out some conservation issues will give some of you a better understanding of why some laws are in place and make it easier for you to follow them. A lot of times, articles are read and questions are raised, with no way of asking the writer what was meant. I would love to answer your questions. My author box provides information on one contact point and there is always the messaging system here on Ezine.com. Thank you for your enthusiasm and hope to see you on the water.

1 http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/6781/Default.aspx

2 http://books.google.com/books?id=P9SFdx9EXQQC&pg=PA46&lpg=PA46&dq=The+male+walleye+gather+even+though+the+water+temperature+may+be+only+a+few+degrees+above+freezing+and+actual+spawning+time+is+a+month+or+more+away.&source=bl&ots=OpLnj7Jq-G&sig=nBHWq_ZND8kXpVbrXaW4y_Ja31s&hl=en&sa=X&ei=wzJZT72aFoqrgwefprGhCw&ved=0CCcQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=The%20male%20walleye%20gather%20even%20though%20the%20water%20temperature%20may%20be%20only%20a%20few%20degrees%20above%20freezing%20and%20actual%20spawning%20time%20is%20a%20month%20or%20more%20away.&f=false

Companies As Living Organisms

Just as a living organism has to monitor its interface with its environment to survive, a successful company must adapt and sometimes even reinvent itself to make its products and services relevant to the ever-changing marketplace. This adaption is no easy matter as it can be expensive to retool, introduce a new product and upgrade services. Consumer demand can change rapidly especially if there is entry of a new product or services that are technologically superior. In a global market where competitors eventually will appear despite the most challenging of barriers to entry, companies find themselves having to invest in their people, technology and sales practices to stay competitive and to thrive.

Like an organism a company’s departments, employees, stakeholders and service providers must all work in synergy to the whole and there is a customary focus to make these department structures and processes more effective by applying continuous business improvement strategies. It is a Darwinian view of business to survive in an ever-changing global economy with emerging competitors, but it is logical that successful companies must continuously study the competitive landscape and learn to adapt its practices to survive.

Growth is required for a company to thrive and to demonstrate value to its employees and owners. When a company is not functioning well by showing shrinking profits or revenues, its weaknesses are exposed and like an organism it must change its organizational shape and size to revive itself and become stronger. Diagnosing the reasons for its weakness or dysfunction may indicate serious internal issues rather than just external environmental conditions. Unlike an organism with limited survival instincts, the poorly functioning firms have many options to turnaround its deteriorating situation: It may change it leadership, organizational structure and seek other radical solutions by using a host of expert consultants to improve.

The metaphor of the IT e-mail system operating similar to a nervous system of a living organism is one approach to understanding the organizational elements and structure of a company. IT responsibilities have expanded significantly over the decades and IT is often touted as a means to turnaround a weakening firm. IT now manages both telecommunications and the data network along with offering special applications and robust integrated enterprise based systems to control and manage the company’s primary business output. IT also has become the second or third most expensive cost center compared to staffing and real estate costs due to the criticality of improving productivity. New technologies also offer a means to fix problems, inefficiencies and improve operations but as many firms also discover that the IT conversion is sometimes disruptive and costly if not managed carefully.

The analogy of a corporate organism would place the Board of Directors, the CEO and his C-Suite team including the CIO as the brain providing leadership and strategic direction to the IT department and to the firm as a whole. A company brain is not limited to only five senses as it can create sophisticated reports on the environment, the internal workings of the firm and the relative competencies of its various departments as it metrics measure how each is functioning. However, even with research and a host of reports any company like an organism can suffer unexpected shocks, malaise, fear, and even disease. At its core a company is a group of human beings with different skills, attitudes and even goals. The competitive drive of the individual has to be harnessed to align with company united goals and strategies. Even a company with a long history of success will face catastrophe if its leadership or brain is not able to identify and adapt to changing conditions. The effective C-Suite leads the company in certain directions and to make its products and services in demand even in changing conditions by deploying new pricing and marketing strategies.

Expanding our metaphor, the employee staff operates like various cells organized into several vital organs which have to operate in sync with each other departments for the corporation to thrive. Recent business failures show a tendency for companies to respond too slowly to change and there is the common malady of departments becoming silos without appropriate communication of critical information.

In the case of Kodak’s demise, for example, the failure or terminal disease was a combination of poor planning, timid corporate leadership and a bit of arrogance regarding their business. Thinking that the business model that worked to perfection in film processing could be duplicated in a digital format was a serious misjudgment of how quickly a new technology could be adopted especially when the cost and ease of use was so dramatically improved. New technologies such as the smart phone offered the consumer a revolutionary approach to photography. When the competitor had the power and global reach of Apple, the impact to Kodak was terminal.

Another case of business failures due to inability to adapt includes many financial firms who relied on the subprime loan as a means to increase their loan volume and profits with apparently minimal risk due to secondary markets to sell mortgages. The inability to foresee the decline in housing values and an increase in loan defaults as new loans were no longer available led to the destruction of several major financial firms such as Bear-Sterns, Countrywide Financial, Lehman Bros. and multiple banks and mortgage lenders.

The real estate and facilities department provides the basic skeleton for the company creating a workspace plus the respiratory systems to allow the staff to work in a safe and secure interior environment. Customer facing locations designed to function efficiently and provide a positive brand experience are additional interfaces to the demand side of the environment. Some companies like Amazon took innovative solutions to their structure by avoiding brick and mortar costs and linking directly to consumers through the Internet channel. Every company develops its own unique structure and geographic footprint seeking some competitive advantage.

Sales sustain a company like food provides energy to the organism. Without effective sales performance a company is doomed so it is no wonder that companies are so focused on its sales practices and its results. Sales activity penetrates to the outside environment through various channels and the use of advertising, sales calls, meetings and customer relationship building new clients and fostering their existing customers.

The challenges to a living organism sometimes are strikingly similar to a company. A sudden environmental change such as a flood, fire or earthquake can bring the unprepared company to its knees. The earthquake and tsunami tragedy in Japan and the floods in Thailand demonstrate how the physical environment is still critical to managing business as many companies have learned to build elaborate supply chains. Managing business continuity and establishing disaster plans is a common business practice, but few firms seem to manage risk effectively.

Atrophy in its operations from poorly coordinated service providers and inadequate risk management procedures can also wreak havoc to a company’s reputation as evidenced by BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Today’s instant communication to the public of a serious problem whether an oil spill, car safety issues or tainted food or drug has to be managed quickly by the executive leadership team or the impact can be devastating. Leadership has to respond quickly and professionally to mitigate the reputation damage of a product recall or event with potential liability.

The analogy of a company acting as a living organism provides a framework for understanding how companies are organized to manage risk and how they can manage its changing the competitive environment. At the core of any successful business is its vigilance to manage risk. A little bit of paranoia is probably a necessary and positive attribute in the C-Suite. Nothing is more dangerous than arrogance, complacency or acceptance of a culture than avoids dissent and innovation. As change continues to accelerate in the 21st century, the successful firms will embrace it and create new tools to measure and manage it.

Failure or success of any business is unpredictable. The rapidly changing dynamics of the global markets and the new technologies makes survival challenges in the 21st century difficult to forecast. The ability of new competitors to emerge is why the strategic advantages of a company can deteriorate so rapidly. The noted economist, Joseph Schumpeter, would call business failures examples of “creative destruction” as the weakening firms were absorbed by stronger competitors or dissolved through bankruptcy or simple closure. Such events are the darker side of capitalism but a necessity for a free enterprise system. It rewards those firms with financial strength, productivity and economic innovation. Those firms that cannot compete are eliminated from the marketplace and just like a living organism will perish.

The difference of how business operates from biology is the fact that even the most ill and dying organizations can resurrect themselves through bankruptcy protection and the intervention of another firm to salvage it. The fascinating nature of business is that it does mirror life in so many ways especially in its instinct to survive. Considering that all companies are composed and directed by people, it is not surprising that business does reflect the basic characteristics of life.

What Does Neon Do For Your Life?

Can it save your life? It could give you a warning about a life-threating situation to avoid, Yes, it had done that for many persons because it makes a bigger visual impact on you than a painted sign does. Most of the population doesn’t give that use much thought. Your first thought would probably be that neon doesn’t benefit you personally. Your contact with neon, like that of most people, is neon signs that seem to be almost everywhere. If you’re like most people, neon signs may be the only use of neon that comes to your mind. You’re walking past a store and you see an “OPEN” sign in that tells you that it is open and ready for business. That’s the neon usage you and millions of others know and understand. Almost everyone takes neon signs for granted-a part if life, and we all know what their purpose is. Their aim is to induce a quick decision from the prospective buyer.

Whether they flash, use animation, display a brand-name logo, or perform a popular service by letting you know that the store sells lottery tickets they serve a useful function. They are a convenience that people have come to depend upon. The save time and money for busy shoppers and provide income for businessmen. However, in highly-competitive areas such as shopping districts, and areas that abound with businesses they are undoubtedly a way of making income and surviving. That’s why use of the sign the neon sign as an adverting method rapidly gained worldwide popularity. They produced beneficial results in any language. Just think, without neon signs the world would be a much darker place and businesses would be a lot less profitable. However, the chances of anything like that ever happening are just about nil.

What makes neon perform so well that it can handle advertising chores so efficiently and so profitably? What allows it to undertake all those little-known tasks that it handles so well? The main reason is that neon is s first-rate conductor of electricity. Moreover, it has the amazing ability to give of a light that can be seen at great distances. Neon is frequently used in airplane beacons, a use that is probably unknown to most people. In fact, some pilots have reported seeing neon beacons 29 miles away when it was impossible ti see other kinds of lights. Neon signs are even visible through the fog. Its use as airplane beacons benefits millions of air travelers.

Neon doesn’t come cheap. Pure neon costs $33. per 100 grams. Something so expensive has to be worth this huge price. Other uses were found for neon. It is used in vacuum tubes, television tubes, high-voltage indicators, lighting arrestors (whose function it is to protect electrical equipment from damages by

lightning or some other electrical source by diverting the electricity to the ground). and water meter tubes. Now here we begin to see that neon serves much higher purposes than just helping businessmen to make sales. Through these another uses its benefits are made available to millions all over the world. But neon is not through yet. Liquefied neon is used as a cryogenic refrigerant in certain cases, when the use of the more expensive liquid helium is to be avoided.When used with an Ion Engine ionized neon can serve as a propellant in space. A little-known possibility for the use of neon is as a chemical weapon, but this may not be likely because it is highly toxic.

But wait, let’s not forget what is a more widely-known use of neon, the gas laser. This is made by combining neon with helium. Gas lasers are used in the medical profession in eye surgery to remove cataracts. Indeed, even if lasers can’t save lives they can save your eyesight and that’s no small accomplishment.

Over the years neon has come into its own through a growing usage of neon lighting in various forms to enhance and brighten home decor. Neon wall clocks can be found in many of today’s homes, Neon clocks came into existence in the 1930’s. They were the creation of the Electric Neon Clock based in Cleveland, Ohio. These clocks were originally called Aztec neon wall clocks and were widely used in bars, shops, and offices. They were produced in many different types and colors and were extremely popular.

Neon has amassed quite a list of accomplishments for itself. That’s not bad for an element that is rare on Earth, but on the other hand is the fifth most plentiful gas in the universe. The public at large really doesn’t have any idea about whether they can do without neon because most people are not aware of all of neon’s contributions to all of our lives. Think about living without some of the benefits of neon that have been discussed and see what your thoughts may be about that issue. Oh! by the way, no neon, no TV.

Tips to Cure Myopia Naturally – For You Who Want to See Clearly Without the Help of Your Eye Glasses

Are you a nearsighted person? If you are, then you have what is known as myopia. Is it a condition that affects your life negatively but you do not know what to do about it? Is the idea of seeing a doctor or surgeon scary to you? If you answered yes, there are tips to cure myopia naturally that are not invasive at all.

The tips to cure myopia you will want to take are simple and can easily be done. Do not read or view things while in a room that has a dim light. Also, you should avoid rooms that are lit too brightly. While in a vehicle, reading should not be done because your eyes do not properly focus when trying to read something in a moving vessel. Watching television for long periods of time is also detrimental. All of these things cause eye strain.

Taking vitamin A is a treatment. You can eat foods that contain it. Foods like butter, raw spinach, milk cream, tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, soy beans, green peas, carrots, turnip tops, and dates all contain vitamin A and are good sources of it. Mixing honey and liquorice together and drinking it with milk is also effective.

Diet is very important to treating and curing myopia. The best diet to try is the raw food diet. All fruits and vegetables are beneficial. So if you like apples, pears, oranges, cherries, strawberries, celery, onion, broccoli, bell peppers, and cauliflower, eat up because they are all of benefit.

There are also foods you should avoid eating. Red meat, coffee, sugar, desserts, and white bread are bad for the condition.

So those are a few tips to cure myopia. They are easy to follow and only require minor adjustments to everyday habits to prove successful. Anyone can do these so give them a try.

Treatment For Macular Degeneration – Easy and Simple Steps That Help

There is a myth about macular degeneration that there is no type of treatment. But the real fact is you do have choices of treatment for macular degeneration. And the good news is you may help your vision with two simple steps to stabilize your vision. Be sure to combine those two techniques and you may find that your eyesight will improve progressively.

With macular degeneration there are actually two different types that people may suffer from. The first type is wet macular, which is actually caused by the growth of new blood vessels that are abnormal and will lead to severe loss of vision. And the most common is dry macular degeneration which is generally related with aging, excessive weight, poor diet, hypertension, drug effects, unprotected sun exposure, bad habit such as smoking and life style. Both types can be avoided or improved with the two below steps.

Step 1: Treatment for macular degeneration with better nutrient

Certain vitamins and nutrients such as zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamins A, C and E will actually help with your vision. Adding in a serving of these different choices each day may help with slowing down the macular degeneration you are experiencing. Look into omega-3 fish oil, and also CoQ10 that has l-Carnitine in it.

Drink a daily juice that you make from organic fruits and vegetables. These are the following ingredients: collard greens, leeks, ginger, beets, cabbage, garlic, carrots, parsley, apples, celery, kale, grapes, spinach, lemon, raspberries, wheat grass and chlorophyll.

Cut down on the amount of caffeine that you drink every day. Stop eating foods that have been deep fried. Also you will want to limit the amount of alcohol that you drink each day.

Step 2: Treatment for macular degeneration with eye exercises

Choose special eye exercises that are created to strengthen the eye muscles, they also help stimulating the vision center of the brain. The basic eye exercises you must follow are those that train the eye muscles ability to focus objects at different distances. For example you can do by covering your left eye with one hand then change your right eye view from a near distance object to another long distance object. Keep moving the view several time and allow 2-3 seconds rest between view changing, do it slowly and don’t forget to breathe in and out deeply while you rest. Continue the exercise with the left eye with the same manner.

How Your Physiotherapist Can Help You Heal From An Ankle Sprain or Ankle Injury

Ankle sprains are on of the most common injuries that occur everyday. In addition there are an alarming amount of individuals who suffer pain in their ankle or have foot problems and have no idea what to do about it or who simply avoid facing the problem.

If you have an ankle sprain or ankle injury it is important to act now and seek treatment in order to ensure that no long-term damage is done. In this article you will find out how your physiotherapist can help you heal from an ankle sprain or ankle injury.

A sprained ankle means pain and swelling of the ankle joint, which has been caused by the ligaments of the ankle to be torn when an individual has rolled over on their ankle.  It is vital that you undergo physiotherapy treatment once you are able to apply pressure, to help you recover from an ankle sprain as quickly as possible. Ankle sprains are common sport injuries, however also happen during everyday activities. An unnatural twisting motion occurs when the foot is placed awkwardly or when the ground is uneven and an unusual and unsuspected amount of pressure is applied to the joint. It can affect any one of the three bones that make up the ankle joint: the tibia, fibula or talus. In addition ankle sprains affect the ligaments that provide connection to the bones and tendons, which connect muscles to the bones.

As you can see it is vital that once you are able to apply some slight pressure to your ankle, then your physiotherapist can help you treat the repair of your whole ankle.

Depending on your injury, your physiotherapist will engage in hands-on physiotherapy, exercise rehabilitation and hydrotherapy services to treat your sprain or injury. As part of this process, a good physiotherapist will usually undertake the following services during the course of treatment:

  • A thorough history taking and examination
  • Explanation of your condition
  • Goal setting discussion
  • A management plan including; education, exercise prescription and postural education (when relevant)
  • A hands-on approach to treatment using a variety of techniques including; massage, joint mobilisation and stretches.

 Other ways that a physiotherapist can help you heal from an ankle sprain or ankle injury is by providing information about the following:

  • Advising what footwear you should choose. Poor footwear selection is a major factor in developing problems involving the foot and ankle and contributes to an ankle injury. Shoes also need to be correctly fitted to give the necessary support and adequate cushioning.  They will need to suit the foot type (eg. narrow or broad), and comfort should not be sacrificed purely for fashion reasons. In addition, getting the right orthotics (inserts which are placed in your shoe to help correct and support arch problems) is vital. Your physiotherapist can supply you with orthotics and a good orthotic in the aftermath of an ankle injury can provide excellent support.  
  • Discussing overuse of the ankle, in particular conversations around proper stretching, exercise routines and footwear will help you avoid further ankle sprains and an ankle injury.
  • Making sure you understand foot mechanics. Poor foot mechanics involves stiffening of the foot and ankle, which results in poor movement and may involve a lax joint and an excessive or collapsed arch. Having poor foot mechanics can increase your chance of foot and ankle pain and injury. One of the ways to overcome this is through stretching exercises designed by your physiotherapist.
  • Your physiotherapist can also identify tendon problems, treat plantar fasciitis and assist you in avoiding arthritis in the ankle and foot.

Lastly, sport injuries can be a variety of muscular pain and tears, ligament strains and sprains and bone fractures or breaks.  A physiotherapist should be your first point of call for most of these sports injuries.  Soft tissue damage and minor joint injuries will respond well to a course of physiotherapy treatment.  Your physiotherapist can order X-Rays if fractures and breaks are suspected.

Origins of the Baltimore County Fire Department

One of the more unique fire fighting forces in Maryland is that of Baltimore County. Its combination service consists of several volunteer fire companies working in concert with the all paid Baltimore County Fire Department Maryland’s oldest municipal county fire agency. This revered and unique cooperative force protects a large suburban county surrounding Baltimore City.

In the middle 1800s the county area surrounding Baltimore becomes known as “The Belt” home to various mills and industrial complexes. Through the 1870s, mills and adjacent company villages increasingly fall victim to fire. The closest firefighting resources are the steam-powered fire companies from the by then mostly paid Baltimore City Fire Department. In 1878, the Waverly Fire Department organizes as the first in the county. The Towsontown Fire Company forms soon after, in the county seat known today simply as Towson. Local residents fund both the county paying for the fire houses and apparatus. While better than nothing this is inadequate for protecting the developing industrial areas surrounding Baltimore.

By 1881, city budget tightening brings a request that the county pay an up front fee for fire protection. Negotiations for a lesser amount are fruitless the city to fight fire in the county no more. With only two volunteer fire companies, County Commissioners contract with Charles T. Holloway. A past Chief Engineer and Fire Inspector of the Baltimore City Department, Holloway also began the city’s Insurance Fire Patrol. He also designs and builds chemical fire engines and hook and ladders and recently helped form the Pittsburgh Fire Department. Holloway agrees to help create a county fire department over which he will serve as Chief Engineer for six months.

In July 1881, the Waverly Fire Department disbands directed to turn their station and apparatus over to the new county fire department. On September 1, the Baltimore County Fire Department begins with seven horse-drawn chemical engine companies all but one built by Holloway. These are housed in as many fire stations in “The Belt” each including the Waverly Station with paid firefighters. The more distant Towsontown company remains volunteer with just a hook and ladder. Property of the Towsontown Fire Company transfers in 1883 to the County Department although it remains reliant on volunteers. On January 8, 1884, Chief Engineer Holloway resigns, his six-month tenure having lasted several years.

By the first half of 1888, the County Fire Department has nine stations each with a chemical engine plus four hook and ladders. The county owned Towsontown Station still relies on volunteers with a similar operation developing in Catonsville. On June 1, Baltimore City annexes the northern 2-miles and western 1-mile of “The Belt”. Seven county fire stations are lost adding apparatus, firefighters, horses and equipment to the Baltimore City Fire Department. The county department is left with fire houses in Highlandtown and Canton each with chemical engines plus two hook and ladders one in Canton the other at volunteer operated Towsontown.

In subsequent months the department rebuilds. In 1890, the new Catonsville Station opens under the county department the volunteers at Towson replaced soon after by paid personnel as well. More county stations follow by 1892. In 1894, the county department begins adding steam-powered pumping engines. About the turn of the century, various volunteer companies form often funded in part by the county bringing suggestions by 1901 the paid county department with its 10 stations be abolished. One volunteer group the Sparrows Point Volunteer Fire Department has seven companies in as many fire houses protecting the expanding Maryland Steel Company complex and shipyard in the southeast county.

On January 1, 1919, the city again annexes over 46 square miles from the county this time on all three sides plus a smaller southern portion from Anne Arundel County. This creates the boundaries of Baltimore City and County as known today. Lost are eight county fire houses plus six volunteer companies. As before, the Baltimore County Fire Department is left with meager resources -13 personnel for one engine now staffed with paid personnel at Towson, one engine at Catonsville and a driver assigned to the county-owned engine of the Pikesville volunteers. Nineteen volunteer departments remain however only about 10 have modern apparatus. Lost are 39 paid personnel, eight motorized engines and two hook and ladders. The County Department will not operate as many engines again until 1943 and it will take until 1949 before they have another ladder truck.

In subsequent years, the County Department rebuilds operating at times from barns as well as taking over other recently defunct volunteer companies such as in Essex and Relay. In April 1942, the County Department begins ambulance service from three of its stations. After World War II, growth brings tract housing and industry seeking spacious locations near skilled but less costly labor. The suburban building boom that follows absorbs once rural areas especially near the city line. Various new volunteer companies form as the County Department also expands to meet the growing demand.

In 1954, radio communications begin from a central dispatch facility in the new Towson Station. In 1957, a paid fire department under Bethlehem Steel replaces the volunteers at Sparrows Point consolidating to a single new firehouse. At the close of the 1950s, the County Department has 14 engines, one ladder truck, one tanker and six ambulances from 10 stations. There are 31 volunteer company stations including at least two ambulance companies plus several campus facility, military and industrial departments.

The 1960s bring further expansion of the County Department as the proliferation of volunteer companies wane. By decades end, the County Department has 22 engines, five ladder trucks, one tanker, eight ambulances and several special units from 18 stations. There are 33 volunteer company stations including two ambulance companies plus facility, military and industrial departments all operating as a cooperative force.

In the early 1970s the County Department like the city begins paramedic ambulance service. In subsequent years and decades, the Baltimore County Fire Department expands further adding more stations including paramedic ambulance only facilities. In 1987, the Sparrows Point department goes to the County Department becoming Station 57. The latest county station opened in 2009 a replacement multi-service facility for Parkton Station 60 in the rural northern county.

Baltimore County’s fire rescue service is provided by a unique system that includes an all career County Fire Department with 25 stations operating 30 engines, 9 ladders and 30 paramedic ambulances. This agency works in unison with various volunteer companies also with an impressive fleet of resources including engines, tankers, ladders, rescue trucks and paramedic ambulances. While other counties in Maryland now have municipal county fire departments these typically came after World War II. The Baltimore County Fire Department is the oldest such entity in Maryland and is one of the more unique cooperative municipal paid and volunteer fire and medical service agencies in the nation.

How to Get Pregnant Fast Using Su-Jok Therapy

Su Jok therapy is a powerful discovery by a Korean scientist Prof. Park Woo who after many years clinical experience developed a new acupuncture system using just hands and feet. Su Jok is easy to learn and the speed of response is often dramatic.

The main advantage of this system is that it can be used efficiently at home by people by themselves if they know the corresponding points on their hands and feet. By corresponding points I mean special points on your hands and feet which correspond with body organs. By stimulating these points you can improve the function of any organ including sexual and reproductive organs.

It was found that Su Jok can be very effective for gynaecological problems including stimulation of fertility in women and men.

To get pregnant fast according to Su-Jok therapy you basically need to stimulate fertility points on your hands or feet. Also, you should stimulate the corresponding points of other organs which may stop you from becoming pregnant. For example, if thyroid problems stop you from getting pregnant you should stimulate their corresponding points as well as the corresponding points of the reproductive organs.

From a practical point of view Su-Jok has two corresponding system:

– Main corresponding system

– Insect corresponding system

If an organ is ill or not functioning properly, it will be represented as a point of pain under pressure on the hands and feet. The pain is there because on the point that corresponds to the organ, a small amount of lactic acid is present.

The point of pain can be pinpointed through a pointed blunt instrument, such as a tip of the pencil or special diagnostic probe, but it should not pierce the skin.

To become pregnant fast the most common organs for Su-Jok stimulation are the uterus and ovaries.

The Uterus corresponding points are located:

– on the hands – between the third and the fourth finger,

– on the feet – between the third and the fourth toes.

Ovaries corresponding points are located:

– just below the base of the third and the forth fingers,

– Just at the base of the third and the forth toes.

To find the exact spot it is always better to see a schematic picture of the points on the hands and the feet.

In Su Jok literature, there are examples of fibroid of the uterus disappearing after three sessions (three days of treatment) and the woman becoming pregnant straight after that.

Severe cases of endometriosis have been cured with Su-Jok and women were able to conceive soon after.

Cases of unexplained infertility can be helped easily with Su-Jok therapy. For unexplained infertility you should stimulate the points of the uterus and the ovaries together.

The points can be stimulated with the point of a pen or pencil, seeds, or magnets.

To conclude, our investigations demonstrate a high effectiveness for the Su Jok method to deal with disorders of the reproductive organs in both sexes.

The method is absolutely safe, has no complications and can be recommended to anyone who wants to improve their reproductive function naturally. There is no contraindication with Su-Jok therapy and it can complement any other treatments.

Becoming pregnant with Su Jok is fun and easy.

German Diet – Lose 15 Pounds Fast

German diet will help you to lose 15 pounds fast and easy. This diet was developed by German nutrition experts for overweight women to solve their health problems fast and safe. Using this German diet you will be able to lose 15 pounds in 13 days.

This diet is very simple but it won’t totally remove feeling of hunger, you will still feel easy feeling of hunger. If you agree to suffer from time to time from hunger to reach your goals, this diet is for you. On the other hand you will feel energy awakening in yourself, use it for physical activity or to do some physical exercises.

Here is the diet plan:

Monday

Breakfast: 1 cup of black coffee or tea without sugar and 1 small toast made of black bread.

Lunch: 2 boiled eggs, 80 g of spinach mixed with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil and 1 tomato.

Dinner: 100 g of boiled chicken breast without skin, 150 g of vegetable salad made of tomatoes and green onions mixed with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil.

Tuesday

Breakfast: a cup of black coffee or tea without sugar and 1 small toast made of black bread.

Lunch: 200 g of salad made of tomatoes and white cabbage mixed with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil, 1 orange or 2 mandarins, 1 big apple or a few plums.

Dinner: 2 boiled eggs, 200 g of boiled chicken meat without skin, 80 g of green salad.

Wednesday

Breakfast: 1 cup of black coffee or tea without sugar and 1 small toast made of black bread.

Lunch: 1 boiled egg, 200 g of boiled carrots mixed with one teaspoon of vegetable oil, 100 g of low-fat cheese.

Dinner: 250 g of salad made of apple, mandarin, banana, pear or any other fruit.

Thursday

Breakfast: 1 glass of natural apple juice.

Lunch: 250 g of fried (fry without oil) or boiled fish, 1 tomato, 1 apple.

Dinner: 150 g of vegetable salad made of any vegetables and mixed with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil or lemon juice.

Friday

Breakfast: 1 glass of natural carrot juice.

Lunch: 200 g of roast chicken (without oil), 100 g of vegetable salad made of any vegetables.

Dinner: 2 boiled eggs, 100 g of carrot salad made of boiled carrots mixed with lemon juice.

Saturday

Breakfast: a cup of tea without sugar and 1 small toast made of black bread.

Lunch: 200 g of fried (without oil) beef, 150 g of salad made of white cabbage mixed with lemon juice.

Dinner: 100 g of carrots mixed with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil, 150 g of low-fat cheese.

Sunday

Breakfast: a cup tea without sugar and 1 small toast made of black bread.

Lunch: 200 g of boiled chicken without skin.

Dinner: 300 g of any fruits (apples, pears, plums, oranges, etc.).

For other 6 days repeat the diet plan beginning from day 2.

It is necessary to follow German diet as it is without changing sequence of dishes or menu. It is recommended to consume a big glass of water before each meal.

If you think that you will be able to follow this diet plan and it is very easy for you, try another German diet which will help you to lose pounds amazingly fast but it is still recommended to try 1 German diet plan which is above.

It is very simple but it’s a monotonous diet. Here it is:

Every day it is necessary to eat 4-5 apples, 1 orange, 80 g of low-fat chicken, 2 small toasts made of black bread or 2 small slices of black bread. Duration of this diet is 2 weeks.

Diet Pills Vs Fat Burner Pills – Their Difference & Which is More Effective in Burning Fat Fast

“Diet Pills vs. Fat Burner Pills” is one of the few topics that have become a subject of extensive debate for some time now. The issue is all about the difference between these two and which is more effective in burning fat fast. There is no doubt that the industry on products that help in weight reduction is extremely popular nowadays. This is so because of an increasing number of people who want to lose weight as quickly as possible.

Before we can understand the difference between diet pills and fat burner pills, let us analyze first on which grounds they are similar. Both these products aim for a healthy life through weight loss. They work to help us reduce weight so we can be stronger to fight health problems and complications that arise from obesity. Both have their strengths and weaknesses depending on what specific type of supplement you will be using.

Moreover, they can also suppress our appetite because of their ingredients, which leads to weight loss. On the other hand, the differences between these two are their ingredients or content and their overall effects to our body. Diet pills do not really contain stimulants like caffeine and synephrine, while most fat burner pills contain them.

However, we are not generalizing all these supplements, but there are general findings that suggest that most fat burners contain stimulants more than the other group Diet pills, on the contrary, have more vitamins, minerals, and other natural ingredients compared to the other group. Furthermore, based on reviews conducted, the overall effect of the former outweighed the effect of the latter in terms of increase in energy level and metabolic rate.

Nonetheless, as to which is better, diet pills or fat burner pills, we cannot give you any categorical answer. As previously discussed, they have both their strengths and weaknesses. The best thing that you can do if you really want to lose weight is to have a healthy lifestyle. In this way, you can be sure that it is safe and the effects are long lasting.

Tips To Ensure Your Safety and Health When Moving

Moving is a painful and stressful task to carry out. There are many people who prefer to plan a self move, but they little realize the danger and difficulties associated with it. You could hurt yourself or get injured during the move, if you are not well acquainted with the process. A list of tips given below can help you to carry out a safe and healthy move.

Do the right packing

Try to make the boxes lighter. You must remember that the boxes have to be carried by you. So, do not make them too heavy to carry. You need an extra person for help, if the boxes are heavy.

Prepare your back

Your back will get injured, if you do not move your stuffs properly. Stretch your body before carrying heavy boxes to avoid back injury. This will help to make your body suitable for the relocation.

Use the right clothing

You should wear closed shoes and loose clothes. Never wear sandals during a move. Always wear closed shoes for proper grip and support of your feet. Wearing loose clothes will help you in free movement during the move.

Lift with care

Bend your knees and push your waist back while lifting a heavy stuff. This will help you to protect your waist from injury, as the weight will be on your legs.

Rent the right equipment

Dollies can be used to move furniture and heavy objects. Straps should be used to protect the stuff on the dolly from falling down. Wear gloves for a proper grip. You can also use furniture sliders during a move.

Look for dangers

Be extra cautious, if you are organizing a move on a rainy day. Mud and water will make your floor slippery. So, make the floor dry before starting your move to avoid any kind of danger.

Prepare an emergency kit on stand by

It is very important to have a first aid kit, in case anyone gets hurt during the relocation. Ointments, band aids and painkillers should be included in that emergency kit. Also make a list of emergency telephone numbers and inform everybody about the location of the emergency kit.

Keep pets and kids away

Keep your kids and pets with some friends or family for the moving day. A babysitter can also be hired to take care of your children. It is a better option to keep them away from the move to avoid any danger.

Hire movers

Movers should be hired for lifting heavy and large stuffs. Lifting heavy items can be injurious and risky for your health. Look for the professionals to move the bulky items to your new house.

Follow these basic tips for a safe and healthy relocation and also to avoid any risk or danger.

Three Good Hospitals in Baku

The Republic of Azerbaijan is one of the previous constituent republics that made up the United Soviet Socialist Republic or the USSR. The country is located in Transcaucasia, on the shores of the Caspian Sea. It has Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Iran, as its neighbors. Azerbaijan underwent a lot of political assaults and disputes. However, as of late, it has come out of its past and is gradually developing an independent economy, by banking on its oil and gas resources. The healthcare industry is not very well developed, but it has come a long way from the past.

The country has Baku as its capital city. Baku is a top tourist spot and draws huge numbers of visitors, from all corners of the world. The medical facilities are among the best available in all of Azerbaijan. There are both public hospitals as well as privately run clinics in Baku. The public hospitals house ample beds but suffer from lack of adequate practitioners or related staff. However, for basic treatment tourists can seek the aid of these public hospitals.

The private clinics are a better option for more specialized treatment and complications. These clinics along with few international hospitals offer up to date, quality treatment to their visitors. There are separate wards for accidents and emergencies as well. The doctors are well qualified. The hospitals have labs attached that give accurate test results. The nurses are well trained and extremely caring as well. The hospitals have a sufficient number of beds. However, patients are recommended to bring their own basic toiletries as Baku clinics often fall short in that area.

Language seems to be the main concern of foreign patients of Baku hospitals. As of late it has been observed that many Baku doctor are comfortable conversing with their patients in English. It is, however, always safe to get in touch with your respective embassies, in order to obtain a list of doctors who speak your language.

The most popular hospitals and clinics among tourists visiting Baku are Western Medical, Turkish-American Medical Centre, Oil Workers Hospital, Mediclub Centre, Mediclub Paedriatic, German Medical Hospital, and Central Clinical Hospital.

MediClub Centre:

More than a traditional Hospital, the MediClub Centre can be branded as a complete medical assistance organization. Tourists can receive excellent treatment at MediClub Centre. The doctors and staff are very conversant in English, the wards are clean and there are specialized departments to treat various types of illnesses. The food served at this center is of great quality and the help lines to the clinics are open round the clock. The ambulance service is very active and will be able to provide emergency transportation easily. The doctors and nurses take proper care to ensure the satisfaction of all of their patients. All that expats need to receive care from this center is a card that allows them to access the quality services on offer by the MediClub group.

German Medical Hospital:

Set up under German authority, the German Medical hospital is one of the leading medical service providers in Baku. The staff members are well qualified and trained in the western methods of medicine. The facilities are up to date as is the equipment which is state of art. Tourists may also come across staff who possess a working knowledge of English.

Turkish-American Medical Centre:

Dating back to 1998, the Turkish-American Medical Centre is one of the most modernized medical centers that caters to tourists and residents alike. The treatment methods, labs and facilities are all at the latest standards. The staff and doctors are committed and well qualified. The hospital has departments for almost all aspects of medicine and diseases.