How to Prepare for Miss India

Beauty pageants are held to appreciate the unparalleled beauty. Miss India contest is an effort to recognize the young elegant and graceful ladies. Femina Miss India is the most popular and oldest of all the pageants for Indian women. If you have always dreamt of becoming a Beauty Pageant start preparing as early as possible. This article helps you prepare for this heritage beauty pageant for women.

Join the Beauty Contest training programme in a reputed institute. Select from an array of Training Institutes based on their past record and the quality of trainers. Improve your chances of winning among so many contestants vying for the same title by getting trained by ex-miss India. These training schools will guide with their expert advice. They will primarily work out on your Public Speaking, Voice Modulation, accent, Diction, articulation, Body Language

They also prepare you for the important question-answer round, Evening Gown Presentation round, Modeling Technique, analysis, customize and stylize wardrobe. This contest is high pressure time, so work on to cope up with it.

Healthy and well balanced diet, yoga and meditation increases confidence in you. You should be well prepared for the 60 second interview on which a lot more your selection depends. An experienced trainer knows what panels look for in contestants so they groom accordingly.

Your way to present yourself and beauty is the first thing that makes the first impression on everyone’s mind. So try to create positive first impression which will somewhat smoothen the path.

The beauty contest has created way for many contestants into modeling and film industry. Miss India 1994 Aishwarya Rai is a well known name in film industry. Yukta Mookhey, Neha Dhupia, Gul Panag, Sangeeta Bijlani, Nafisa Joseph and many more vent in the industry only after participating in Miss India, Miss world, Miss Universe contests.

Quick tips for Miss India

Physical Appearance is important. A good dressing sense will definitely work for you but there is lot of other points on which you should work hard. They are-

Instill self-confidence. Confidence is the quality which helps you achieve big targets and gives a starry shine to your personality.

Prepare well for question-answer round and quick short interview. The panel of judges expects a short, crisp and sensible answer from contestant.

Leadership skills are also sought for in contestants.

Interview skills, on-stage questions, bio sheets and total imaging are very important to learn for an aspirant.

Go to a good training institute or trainer who will assist the aspiring Miss India in paperwork, photos and wardrobe, public speaking skills, self-confidence and on-stage presence.

Keep stress away from yourself. Practicing yoga, pranayam, calisthenics and agility drills will help keeping you in good shape.

A well balanced diet should necessarily be combined with exercise. This all will not only enhance your beauty but also make you energetic.

Many Institutes in India has dedicated programme for preparing the young ladies coming in for beauty contests. Get groomed and be confident! This is the key to success!

Benefits of Magnet Therapy and Chakra Healing Methods

It is quite easy to get lost in the innumerable healing techniques that have been developed in the last few years. There are plenty of different methods for staying healthy, thus if you are planning to inform yourself more about those techniques, the chances of getting lost in all those terms is quite high. We have a pill for literally every health problem and pain, and that’s why many people view every alternative remedy with scrutiny and disbelief. However, the Magnet Healing is becoming more and more popular way of healing, along with the Chakra Therapy. There are plenty of benefits attributed to these two therapies, including greater oxygen flow and improved blood circulation. Speaking of such benefits, we cannot but mention the Magnet Treatment and Magnet Rehabilitation.

The Benefits of Chakra Healing

Balancing your chakras is of a big importance, as it improves your wellbeing and health, mentally, physically and emotionally. Chakras are actually light wheels which are located all over the human body. There are literally thousands of them everywhere in your body; however, the location of the seven major chakras is along the spine. The color in which every chakra is represented is actually a rainbow color – violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. The chakras are considered as psychic muscles, as well as areas of hidden potential understanding and knowledge. If there is chakra imbalance, the condition affects the overall well being. The Chakra Therapy finds the imbalance reason and removes it. There are several methods when it comes to the Chakra Therapy, but regardless of the method used, the healing will offer amazing positive results.

How Can the Magnet Treatment Help Me?

Not so long ago, the Magnet Healing was shunned by the mainstream medicine; it was dismissed as an ineffective method of healing, and what’s worse, it was condemned as quackery. The skeptics said that the benefits were nothing but a placebo effect. However, that is all changed now, as there are more and more studies which claim that the Magnet Treatment really is an effective healing method. It has been proved that it helped with diverse conditions, including arthritis, depression, epilepsy, spinal injuries, wound healing and incontinence, and moreover, the Magnet Treatment is being investigated as an effective treatment for plenty of other conditions, including migraine, cancer and MS. The concept of using magnets as therapeutic devices is not something new. The Magnet Healing is well advanced in China, Japan, India, Germany and Australia, but other countries like Holland, Canada, Great Britain and the U.S. show interest in these healing methods.

The Concept behind the Magnet Rehabilitation

Pain can affect everyone, and unfortunately, some people cannot find the cure in drugs and medications. That’s why more and more people turn to the natural healing techniques, like aroma massage therapy, hypnotherapy, aroma rehabilitation and Magnet Rehabilitation. Placing magnets on an injured area is very beneficial because the magnetic field encourages the oxygen-rich nutrients to surround the injured area. However, everyone should have in mind that babies, pregnant women, and people who wear some kind of an electronic or electrical medical advice, like insulin pump, pacemaker etc. need to avoid using magnets. Before you try a Chakra Therapy or Magnet Treatment, inform yourself about everything, because if the treatment is not used as it should, you will not experience the needed benefits.

Snacking For Kids Made Fun, And Healthy

“Mom, I’m hungry”. If you got a rupee every time your kid said that to you; you’d be a millionaire by now.

Kids’ ability to develop an appetite at any hour of the day is just amazing. Be it the after-school mini meal, or the evening snack after play, they love their daily quota of munching! We’ve all gone through the same phase of growing up.

However, arranging healthy food for kids always might not be that easy. This binging in between meals is actually the biggest reason behind obesity in children. While you may find it hard to turn down their snacking demands, you can always make sure what they’re eating is healthy. After all, the habit of healthy eating in children starts from home.

Whip your kids some tasty home-made snacks, that are as easy as making instant noodles, but a whole lot more nutritious! Make your children’s health your priority with these healthy snacks:

Fruit Flavoured Milk:

Milk and fruits are a good way to substitute chips and soda for that evening snack. Make it great by blending them both together! Use fruits like strawberries, peaches, or mixed berries with low-fat milk to make a delicious glass of Fruit-Shake, filled to the brim with healthiness.

Oatmeal pancakes:

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s also the most rushed. Make the most of every second by whipping up a super-fast pancake made with oat flour. Served with eggs, they take less than 5 minutes to make. The carbohydrates and proteins make it good food for the kids.

Green Kebabs:

Feeding green vegetables to kids is like taking on the toughest job on the planet. Fool them into eating spinach and peas by cooking up some healthy ‘green’ kebabs. Put in some potatoes for a balanced meal. They make excellent finger foods for kids and can be served any time of the day.

Yoghurt Dessert:

Swap that unhealthy ice-cream sundaes laden with fats and sugar with a cupful of fruit yogurt. Sweeten some Greek yogurt with some honey, mix in berries, and freeze it like popsicles. Dessert suddenly becomes a healthy food for the kids.

Sweet-Potato chips:

When hunger strikes, kids usually reach out for bags of potato chips. Give chips a healthy twist by using sweet potato instead of potato. Don’t fry them, instead, bake them until crispy, and serve them with homemade coriander sauce.

As much as we like to keep our kids happy, we also like to see them healthy. Junk food might be the easiest option when it comes to snacks, but it does more harm than good to your children’s health. So grab that apron, and just take 5 minutes out of your busy schedule to rustle up some healthy snacks. Who said healthy food can’t be fun?

How to Lose Weight Fast: 14 Things You Can Do to Lose Weight Quickly!

Everyone wants to know how to lose weight fast. We know the usual “watch your diet and exercise regularly” routine. But if it is as simple as that, then there wouldn’t be so many fat people in this world!

Amidst all the lies and hype surrounding the weight loss industry, it can be hard to separate the hype and lies from the truth. That’s why in today’s article, I’m going to share with you 14 things you must do to lose weight fast. Following these 14 tips will help you to lose weight safely and stay lean all year-round.

WARNING: SOME OF THE INFORMATION YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ MAY CONTRADICT WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS.

How To Lose Weight Fast Tip #1: Stop eating only salads

This is a well-known habit especially among female office workers. You order a big salad with nothing but greens. Your colleagues see what you eat and applaud your efforts to lose weight. But before 2pm, you get hungry and start looking for cookies and chocolates to snack. How’s that for one step forward and two steps back in your fat loss attempt? While there’s nothing wrong with having salads for lunch, you should add some good clean protein such as eggs and chicken breasts and also good fats such as avocados or guacamole into your salads as well. Remember this: Every meal should have a protein element. These protein and fat make you feel more satisfied after the meal and will sustain your blood sugar levels for a longer period so you won’t be looking for unhealthy snacks around the office right after lunch.

How To Lose Weight Fast Tip #2: Replace all the unhealthy snacks at home and in your office

Contrary to popular belief, snacking is actually productive for fat loss. Snacking on healthy snacks in between meals will help maintain a steady blood glucose level and also keep your metabolism elevated. Since people snack on convenience and the general availability of food around them, it is important to keep only healthy snacks such as dark chocolate, nuts, trail mixes, fruits or even beef jerky within easy reach. Throw all the others away. Or give them to a colleague you hate.

How To Lose Weight Fast Tip #3: Start a simple exercise routine

Every fat loss program needs to have an exercise component. It doesn’t even have to an actual exercise like jogging or swimming. If you have never exercised before in your life, you can even start something as simple as brisk walking every day for 20 minutes and work up the intensity from there. The main objective is staying active and turning up your metabolism. As you get fitter (and you will), crank up the intensity and challenge your body to reach new heights of fitness.

How To Lose Weight Fast Tip #4: Stop the steady state jogging

If you have been jogging for some time and haven’t seen any significant weight loss results, then it’s time for you to move on to more challenging exercises. Jogging is a good exercise to build your cardiovascular endurance, but not the best for fat loss. To effective burn fat, you need a workout that elevates your heart rate to at least 80% of your maximum heart rate and burns the most number of calories in the shortest period of time. Full body exercises such as burpees, squats, deadlifts, shoulder presses and rows gives you the most bang for your time spent on exercising. Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with a 30 second break in between for 3 sets before moving onto the next. Do this for 10 – 15 minutes a day and you will see results beyond what you have experienced from months of jogging.

How To Lose Weight Fast Tip #5: Don’t avoid carbohydrates completely

When carbs replaced fats as the main contributor of weight gain, many people are avoiding all known types of carbs completely. I personally have a colleague who shuns carbs like the plague. Let me set the record straight. Not all carbs are bad. Our bodies need carbs to function properly. Carbs are our bodies’ main source of energy. In fact, our brain functions primarily on carbs. Depriving your body of carbs can have detrimental effects on your body. Every type food has its time and place to be consumed. As a general rule, you should only consume low glycemic carbs such as brown rice, dark leafy vegetables, multi-grain bread, oatmeal, etc. High glycemic foods such as bananas, juices, white rice, potatoes and other processed foods are best consumed only right after an intense exercise.

How To Lose Weight Fast Tip #6: Set realistic and measurable goals

A lot of people give up on a training or fat loss program after a week or so because they did not see the results they were expecting. First of all, you have to remember that you didn’t get fat overnight. So you should not expect a miracle weight loss to happen as well. Setting realistic and measurable goals will help keep you motivated and continue towards your ultimate weight loss goal. So what considered as a realistic goal? Losing 0.5-1kg (1-2 lbs) a week is a realistic. Losing half an inch on your waist after two weeks is realistic. Of course, you have to be completely honest with yourself when you are accessing these goals. Ask yourself if you are really following the exercise program religiously? How many times did you cheat on your diet?

How To Lose Weight Fast Tip #7: Focus on building muscle

Some people may disagree with me that exercising and muscle-building is important for fat loss. To me, fat loss is all about changing our body composition – reducing the fat mass and increasing fat-free mass (muscles). Increasing fat-free mass will invariably contribute to the lowering of fat mass. For each pound of muscle your body has, you burn an extra 35-50 calories a day. Fat on the other hand burns only 2 calories per pound. So the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolic rate will be. And contrary to popular belief, having more muscles is what will give your body those sexy curves that the opposite sex desires.

How To Lose Weight Fast Tip #8: Invest in a whey protein or meal replacement supplement

Having 3 meals a day with 3 snacks times in between is not always easy to prepare. That’s why for convenience purposes, it’s recommended that you purchase a good whey protein or meal replacement supplement. Just add water or milk and you have one serving of quality protein.

How To Lose Weight Fast Tip #9: Make small changes and stick with them for 21 days

Let’s be honest with ourselves. Fat loss involves some behavioral and lifestyle change. Your current lifestyle got you to the state that you are now. Continuing down this path obviously is not the quickest way to lose weight. We all know behavioral change is the hardest thing. This is why we need to make little changes every day that is more acceptable to our bodies. For example, if you currently drink two cans of soda every day, cut down to one can a day. Then next week, cut down to one can every two days. You get the picture. And for any program that you decide to get started, stick with it for 21 days. Statistics have shown that any behavioral change takes 21 to accept and approximately 60 days to form into a habit. So no matter how much you hate a current diet or exercise program, persevere for 21 days. You will be glad you did.

How To Lose Weight Fast Tip #10: Surround yourself with like-minded people

Some people are very dependent on social support, while others not so much. If you belong to the former group, it is important that you factor this aspect of motivation especially when you are starting out on a fat loss program. During the initial 21 days, it is important to stay motivated and focused on the goals you have set for yourself. You are bound to encounter challenges and struggles as you go through the program. Such as days when your thighs are so sore after doing full body squats or even good news like when you succeed in losing an inch off your waist. If you have friends who are doing the fat loss program with you, great! Share your results and how you feel about the program with them. Talk to fitness professionals; join online communities or Facebook groups to share experiences and gain knowledge. Also, don’t just focus on the fat loss part. Get into the whole health and fitness experience. Buy fitness magazines, visit fitness websites. Look at physiques you desire to achieve and set them as your desktop wallpaper. Do whatever you need to stay motivated.

How To Lose Weight Fast Tip #11: Train your legs

I’m not just talking about jogging here; I’m referring to doing heavy squats, lunges, deadlifts, etc. If you have ever done squats before, you will know that it is one of the most demanding exercises in the world. You pant and sweat like a dog as if you have sprinted a mile. But it is also one of the best exercises for building overall strength and of course burning calories. Leg exercises such as squats are usually compound exercises and as such burns more calories. Even if you are not doing weighted squats, just doing body weight squats alone can be just as challenging. To be honest, in my first 5 years of training, I never once trained my legs. I always thought the upper body is more important and doing squats could stunt your vertical growth. That is all a fallacy. Ever since I started doing squats, my strength went through the roof and my body fat levels have remained consistently low all year-round. Now I do squats at least once a week otherwise my workout is never complete. If you have never trained your legs before, trust me, start your workouts with squats and you will be amazed by the results you see. And yes, you can thank me later.

How To Lose Weight Fast Tip #12: Keep a meal diary

Many people don’t realize how many calories they consume every day. You think you are eating less by skipping a meal here and there. But you never consider those sodas, grande Frappuccinos or those cookies distributed by your colleagues that you so casually put in your mouth during the day. If you take down everything (and I mean every single thing including those mentos) that you eat into a meal diary, you will be surprised how many calories you are taking. Yes, I know it’s quite a pain to record down everything. But do yourself a favor and just do it for one day. It will be an absolute eye opener.

How To Lose Weight Fast Tip #13: Learn to love water

Perhaps the most overlooked causes of weight gain, the liquids you consume can deceptively pack on a ton of calories. Just a can of soda contains close to 150 calories. A grande mocha Frappuccino contains a whopping 420 calories. Drink a soda and a Frappuccino every day and you will gain a pound a week.

Because we can so easily and carelessly gulp down beverages without a second thought, liquid calories are more harmful. Fruit juices are no better. They all contain naturally occurring fruit sugar, fructose, which like all other sugars if consumed in excess will result in weight gain. One of the quickest ways to lose weight is to always choose water over all other beverages. Water has zero calories and is a natural source of hydration for our bodies. By simply replacing all your other sugary laden beverages with water, you will quickly be able to see weight loss results.

How To Lose Weight Fast Tip #14: Limit alcohol consumption

I know it is almost impossible to completely abstain from alcohol. But if your goal is to find the fastest way to lose weight, then you have to cut down on your happy hours. Alcohol is a toxic substance with absolutely no nutritional benefit whatsoever. What’s more, each gram of alcohol contains 7 calories. A few glasses of cocktails with its sugary mixers can easily pile on at least 1000 or more calories a night. You should also know that alcohol is an appetite stimulant. So don’t be surprised if you feel hungry after a night of partying. Of course this leads to additional calories into your body that you don’t need. If you are focusing on building muscle, excessive alcohol lowers your testosterone and increases cortisol levels (stress hormone) thereby reducing your body’s ability to build muscle effectively.

With so many disadvantages to your fat loss goals, do you still need another reason not to drink?

Pros of Being a Lifeguard

Hoping for a summer job where you are genuinely treated with respect and you do not have to flip burgers or face angry people? In this case, think about being a lifeguard. Below are a few great reasons why lifeguarding stands out as the optimal summer position for young adults.

Reason 1: A Sun-drenched Job Surrounding

Having to end up working in a grimy kitchen or behind a cash register does not appear remotely as interesting as relaxing at the seaside or swimming pool. Lifeguards honestly have one of the greatest work environments around. At what other job might you earn money to improve your tan? And in the event that the sun gets to be too hot, you can jump in the water to cool down.

Reason 2: Establish Useful Competencies

Working as a lifeguard, you’ll pick up vital life-long skills that help make you an ideal candidate for some other positions also. Seeing as lifeguards could potentially have to help save someone’s life, they’re properly trained in life-saving skills including CPR, first-aid, and water-based rescues. A number of of these skills translate directly to various other high-paying positions, like EMTs.

Reason 3: Lifeguards are Leaders

In contrast to many other seasonal employment that are task-centered, lifeguarding involves a much higher degree of leadership and independence. Being employed as a lifeguard, you are in charge of a stretch of water, and you are responsible for the people who swim there. This type of responsibility, by its nature, generates great leaders.

Reason 4: Enhanced Salary

Even though you are not going to get your first million as a lifeguard, it will tend to pay better than most of the summer jobs available to teens. Earning more than minimum wage is a fine reward for teen workers. The sum you earn would depend on the location of your job — community swimming pools and theme parks often pay the lowest. Country clubs and private pools usually give increased wages.

If you can get open-water certification, you are going to find that you have many more options for work, primarily at a higher wage. Lifeguards who have this additional certification can work at State Parks, and beaches along the ocean and lakes.

Money isn’t everything, but there’s no doubt that earning more is better. If you can pursue the open-water certification and live close to a lake or ocean (that’s hiring lifeguards), you’ll earn much more than your peers at other jobs.

Reason 5: Find New Buddies

There aren’t too many other jobs where you can see and hang out with your friends on your break or between shifts. Plus, you’ll be able to hang out at the pool before or after work — you work at the place where everyone wants to be during their time off. Lifeguarding offers the best social interaction of summer jobs.

By being a lifeguard you’ll have a really good possibility to find new life-long mates.

Two Recommended Hospitals in Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt, officially known as Frankfurt am Main is the second largest metropolitan area in the country of Germany. Frankfurt is a globally renowned center for commerce, transportation, finance, education, culture and tourism. It is regarded as the second most expensive city of Germany and one of the top 10 most livable cities in the world. This city is very multicultural as 30% of its residents are immigrants. It was also the former headquarter of the U.S. Army in Germany. Visitors can find many modern hospitals in Frankfurt that offer high quality health care at global standards. All the leading hospitals accept major health insurances and provide special accommodations for international patients. Here is a note on some of the better hospitals in Frankfurt.

The University Hospital of Frankfurt located at Theodor-Stern-Kai 7 is a major health care facility in Frankfurt. The hospital offers comprehensive medical service to a large number of patients. Founded in 1914, the hospital now has 25 medical clinics and 25 research institutes. It is one of the most well known centers for various types of transplant and the only designated center for liver and pancreas transplants in the area. The central laboratory performs every kind of test for hematology, immunology and coagulation analysis. Its ISO 9001:2000 certified Institute of diagnostic and interventional radiology is remarkable and offers service in many areas. This is a premier institute for medical education and research. Tel: + 49 69 630 10

Hospital of the Holy Spirit GmbH (Hospital zum heiligen Geist) is another popular hospital in Frankfurt that offers modern and effective health care at an affordable cost. This hospital is regarded as the oldest health care facility in the city with its glorious history of about 800 years. The center offers the complete range of medical services including internal medicine, gynecology, obstetrics, surgery, aesthesia, psychosomatic medicine and pain therapy. The surgical clinic employs some well known surgeons and works under and interdisciplinary consensus. The Women’s Hospital features four birth rooms with a birthing pool, a birth stool, and a waterbed. The hospital has the best emergency care unit and ICUs. The emergency section has 20 beds and features many specialized units for heart attack, renal failure, poisoning, acute abdominal problems and shock. Tel: 069/2196-0

Doctor, I Have a Lump on a Finger Joint… Could It be Arthritis?

Finger joint lumps and bumps can be disfiguring and a cause of great concern for the patient. Here are some potential causes.

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, often affects the hands. When it does, it often causes local inflammation of the distal interphalangeal joints (DIP or last row) and proximal interphalangeal joints (PIP or next to last row). This inflammation causes the joints to swell and hurt. The lumps that form are called Heberden’s nodes (DIP) and Bouchard’s nodes (PIP). Involvement of the base of the thumb may also cause a lumpiness or squared-off appearance.

Gout also causes lumps in the fingers. Gout may cause inflammation of the interphalangeal joints of the fingers. When this occurs, it may be indistinguishable from a flare of osteoarthritis. Middle-aged (post-menopausal) or elderly women on diuretic therapy are particularly prone to developing this. Gout may also cause soft tissue lumps. The diagnosis is made by aspiration of fluid from the affected joint or soft tissue mass with examination of the aspirated material using polarizing microscopy.

Rheumatoid arthritis causes joint swelling involving the wrists, metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints (knuckles) as well as the PIP joints. Inflammation may lead to lumpiness. Rheumatoid arthritis also causes rheumatoid nodules to develop in the finger joints. These nodules occur in patients with long-standing and severe disease.

Swelling of the tendon sheaths in the palm of the hand may occur with different types of arthritis. This occurs because the tendon sheaths are lined with synovial tissue which may become inflamed. When this happens, the tendon sheath may swell and become lumpy. Sometimes the fingers begin to trigger or catch.

Ganglion cysts can affect the wrist. These are usually painless swellings that have a soft squishy feel to them. The old treatment used to be smashing them with the family Bible. Fortunately, this method of getting religion is rarely used anymore. The ganglion may be aspirated and injected with steroid if painful. Sometimes surgery is required if very symptomatic.

Soft tissue swelling as a result of blisters and calluses are usually not difficult to diagnose.

Plant thorn synovitis is a relatively common problem that may occur in people who grow rose bushes. Here a thorn from a rose bush may break off in the joint and cause a localized inflammation of the finger joint. This condition often requires surgery for both diagnosis as well as treatment.

Infections of the finger joints are a cause of finger lumps and must be treated aggressively. Activities such as fist fights or animal bites may be precipitating factors.

Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition presenting as a “lump” or nodule in the palm near the flexion crease, most often at the base of the ring or small finger. This lump or nodule may also occur at the base of the thumb.

A rare disease called histiocytosis may also cause lumps to appear in the distal row of finger joints. Diagnosis is made by biopsy. Treatment is usually symptomatic although in its severe forms histiocytosis may be treated with chemotherapeutic agents.

Painful lumps on the pads of the fingers may develop as a result of bacterial endocarditis. This disease is an infection of the heart valves. The bumps are termed “Osler nodes.”

Nursing Home Alert – Big-Time Alert Of Diapers And Nursing Homes

This is an article that everyone needs to read. The facts are these, that sometimes a nursing home will actually teach and train a new resident or patient to be incontinent. How does this happen? How can something like this happen in this day and age? I will type here how this happens with an example of a forty-five year old female patient who entered a nursing home for short term care for therapy.

Here is the story:

At the hospital, the patient was not incontinent, never had accidents and was able to sleep and live without wearing diapers, just like in the regular world. Then the hospital transferred the patient into a good nursing home so that she could get short-term therapy for an injury to her left leg. She would need the therapy, physical therapy in order to learn to walk again. She now had the use of only one leg.

Immediately when she got to the nursing home, the nurse, who would be caring for her, asked if she wanted to wear a diaper. The patient hesitated answering because she thought that question was odd. After all, she did not need a diaper, nor did she want to wear a diaper. The nurse proceeded to say things like, well, in case you have an accident. The patient was basically, politely talked into wearing a diaper while at the nursing home, even though it was against her better judgment to begin wearing diapers at her age since she did not need diapers.

As in all nursing homes and hospitals, when patients are wearing diapers, they are told to go in their diapers. After all, that is what a diaper is for, correct? So this patient, at times, would just go in the diapers, using herself to have a bowel movement, since she was wearing the diaper. What it amounted to was that it was easier to dump in the diaper than it was to get a nurse to come to help her out of bed, then help her to the bathroom. The patient became increasingly afraid of falling and was made o think that diaper would stop falls and the diaper would also stop the patient from calling the nurse to help her to the bathroom. After all, make the nurse happy because she is the one who will be around most, for emergencies and all.

But from the beginning with this particular nurse who talked the patient into wearing a diaper, the patient and probably many other patients were put in diapers for the convenience of the nursing home, not for the convenience of patients. The patient did in her diaper one day and the nurse became a little upset about what happened, and then the nurse convinced the patient that she had an accident. When indeed, the patient had no accident, but instead the patient dumped in the diaper BECAUSE she was wearing a diaper and because when the patients rang for help, they had to wait and wait for someone to come and help them. Family members witnessed how long it took a nurse to come there one day, just to change the diaper. So the nursing home gave so many mixed messages to the patients that the patients eventually became confused as to why the heck they were in diapers to begin with.

So, many times, nursing home patients are automatically put in diapers for convenience. The homes make the patients lose their dignity — they do not need diapers yet they are emotionally forced to wear diapers. This is a large, important issue that city officials need to look into. And when looking into it they need to realize that patients are reluctant to disagree with the nurses that give them daily care. So if a nurse even hints that a patient should wear diapers, guess what? That patient will be wearing diapers before you know it.

First, the diaper was put on for the sole convenience of the nursing home, and the patients were talked into wearing diapers IN CASE THEY HAVE AN accident. So patients complied by saying, okay, put me in a diaper. But what some patients did not realize was that by wearing diapers, that gave the staff more permission to not come quickly when the bell is rung because the staff knows the patient in in a diaper and they will not have to clean sheets if there is an accident. In other words, accidents are approved of, rather than having a patient in no diaper and rather than having a patient need to be escorted back and forth to the bathroom which TAKES more time for nurses to do, they encourage the patients to wear diapers.

By wearing diapers, ambulatory patients who just need assistance going to the bathroom, are encouraged to be LESS independent. They are now encouraged to stay in bed more simply because they are wearing diapers. The less bathroom trips , the more bed time, and the less bathroom trips, the less walking a patient does. After a week or so, the patients wonder why they are not as strong as they were when they were in the hospitals and no one makes the connection that the diaper is actually making them weaker and weaker because they are out of bed that many times LESS. As each day in the diaper passes, the patient becomes less independent and more dependent on staff to change diapers.

This whole procedure is wrong. There are SOME patients that need diapers due to medical reasons , but for the most part, many patients are simply talked into wearing diapers for convenience. It is insinuated that if they are wearing a diaper they will not have sheets accidents and it is insinuated and implied that the staff will be happier with the patient if the patient is wearing a diaper. Happy staff equals happy patient, correct? Incorrect. Just because the staff is happy that they have so many less trips to the bathroom, that does not mean the patients are happier. The patients are taught and trained to be incontinent and they are taught and trained to be happy that they are wearing diapers JUST IN CASE.

What happened to your relatives in the nursing homes? Were they put in diapers for convenience? Are they still wearing diapers? Do they seem less independent now that they are wearing diapers?

I am not speaking about regular patients who NEED, who medically need to be in diapers because they are incontinent, I am speaking of patients who have not been and who are not incontinent, and these patients are politely convinced, persuaded by staff to be in diapers. And all the while the staff is politely insisting they wear diapers JUST IN CASE, the nurse says, if you want to , it is your choice. It is your choice if you want a diaper. She states that to the patient and keeps stating IN CASE you have an accident. Basically , she is instilling the idea in a patient that she will have an accident and it is better for the patient to have a diaper. The patient agrees just to please a staff member.

Yet the moment a patient agrees to please these staff members, that is the moment that the patient becomes less independent. And is not the purpose of rehab to have the patient MORE independent? So the nursing home is giving the patient a mixed message. The first message is that you are there for short-term therapy, and yet, you need to wear a diaper JUST IN CASE.

What about your relatives? If you relative is there for short-term therapy and your relative is NOT in medical need of diapers, then should your relative be in diapers? Probably not. IF there is no medical need for the diaper, why is the patient wearing a diaper? Other reasons, yes, Virginia, the staff wants patients in diapers to prevent falls.

Why are there more falls with patients who do not wear diapers? There are more falls because when the bell rings, when a patient rings a bell for a nurse to come to aid someone to accompany someone to the restroom, the patient has to wait and wait and wait, and so frustratingly, some patients, decide to get up on their own and walk to the restroom instead of waiting so long for a nurse to come. So patients learn that they will wait and wait and wait, so they better have a diaper on. That is the implied message and that is the reality of the situation.

Patients wait. Those patients that are wearing diapers can eventually dump in the diaper rather than have wet or soaked sheets or poop in sheets. So patients are taught, systematically taught that they need diapers even though it is their choice, it is their decision; these places make it so that the patient really has no choice in the matter. What their real choices are is these:

  1. They can wear wait and wait and wait and wait when they need to have a bowel movement or urination. And wait and wait and then have an accident on the sheets, on their clothing, all over them OR

  2. They can wait and wait and wait and wait after they ring the bell and then they can try to get to the restroom on their own since they are waiting so long, and then risk a fall or actually fall OR

  3. They can opt to wear a diaper and if they are waiting too long, they can just dump in the diaper.

If you were a patient and you knew you were there temporarily which choice would you take? Would you risk falling when you might be in there for the reason that you need help walking? Or would you risk pooping or urinating all over your clothes or sheets and then having the nurse extremely upset with you? OR would you say, okay I will have a diaper on JUST IN CASE? This is what patients and staff do. The staff , SOME staff, train the patients to become incontinent just for convenience of staff because there is no time for them to help patients to the bathroom. Remember with some patients, the staff might have to do some lifting, and with other patients it might take a long time to walk a patient to the rest room and the staff does NOT have the time. These nursing facilities who follow these policies of telling patients to wear diapers JUST IN CASE are doing harm to patients. They are teaching patients to become less independent, while the main goal for most short-term therapy patients is to become MORE independent not less independent.

If you ever are a patient that has this situation, TELL them you do not want to wear a diaper. And then document how long it takes for the staff to come to your aid after you ring the help bell for assistance to go to the bathroom. Document each time so that you are not made to wait and wait and wait and wait and then mess your sheets. When they let you wait and wait, they are merely training you to wear diapers and training you to become like a baby and become more dependent on them to change your diaper.

Here is advice for patients who are able to go to the restroom by themselves, just tell the staff that you do not medically need diapers and that when they come to your aid when they should come to your aid, there will be no accidents. AND best of all , if there is an accident, the staff will handle that and not let you wait and wait and wait and wait while you lay in your accident.

The ONLY time that patients should be in diapers for convenience is when patients are traveling outdoors and or making short or long trips by ambulance, ambulette or access-a-ride. In these cases, it makes sense for patients to use diapers. The reason? When you are outdoors the restrooms are usually so far away and some are not wheelchair accessible. And you just never know if there will be a bathroom anywhere. So, it is important to use diapers only for traveling because if you are outside and have an accident on your clothing, you will be outdoors in wet clothing, and especially in winter, you are putting yourself at risk for illness by staying in wet, or soiled clothing for the length of your trip outdoors. However, once indoors at the nursing home facility, and once indoors at your residence, if you do not medically need diapers, you should not be wearing diapers at all.

Just because a human has an accident because they were waiting too long for help, that is not a reason why people need to wear diapers inside of nursing homes. Lets help make things better not worse for our relatives and for patients inside of these nursing homes.

Each and every LESS bathroom trip makes your patient less independent and makes them more dependent on you, on staff and when they get home they will be in a condition worse than they were when they arrived at the nursing home for healing.

What are your thoughts on this. I would like to hear from patients who were convinced by staff to wear diapers when they did not medically need to wear diapers. Did staff do this to you too? Please leave a comment or send a confidential email . Your connection is important. With unity, we can change the system. All patients, residents and families need to unite in getting better and quicker service inside of nursing homes so that people are not made to wear diapers when they do not medically need to wear diapers.

Yes, of course, if your medical condition is that you medically need to wear diapers then you should. No one is telling you to go against doctor’s orders. All I am saying is that you should NOT be in diapers for the sole convenience of the staff. And hundreds if not thousands of patients are put in diapers on a daily basis for the sole convenience of the staff.

Disclaimer: This article is written by a writer, observer, researcher, and author. I am not advocating walking around in the nursing home if you need help. I am advocating that patients do not wear diapers if they do not medically need to wear diapers. I am advocating that patients not be talked into wearing diapers for the sole convenience of the staff or in their own words, JUST IN CASE! No patient needs to wear a diaper JUST IN CASE when that patient never was and is not incontinent. It is ridiculous to wear a diaper JUST IN CASE!

It is in wearing diapers JUST IN CASE that makes patients less independent and more dependent and it basically teaches and trains patients to poop in their pants and to urinate in their pants when they do not medically need to do that. Let us give these patients back their dignity, and instead, let us run to help them , run to escort them to the restroom instead of letting them wait and wait and wait and wait. That makes more sense. Any patients who medically need to wear diapers should wear diapers. Any patients who have doctors orders to wear diapers for MEDICAL reasons, should wear diapers. That is all that I am saying. Please respond with your comments.

Did you hear about the woman who was found naturally-glued to her boyfriend’s toilet. They claim that she had been there for more than two years and that her skin grew around the toilet bowl making her permanently attached to the bowl. Why in the world did this woman sit there for two years? Here is a suggestion. Perhaps she had previously been in a nursing home. In some nursing homes, the practice is to let them sit on the bowl forever practically. Patients wait as time passes by, until someone has time to help them back to their beds. And patients know this. That is why so many residents and patients are literally afraid to enter into nursing homes and physical rehabilitation and care centers. They are afraid of losing their dignity. They know that they will be asked to either sit on the bowl forever without help of getting up OR they will lose their dignity by having to wear diapers when they do not medically have to wear diapers.

Here is the news story, yes NEWS story of the toilet-bowl caper . This is probably what bad nursing homes and bad rehabilitation and care centers are doing to our human beings. They are making people so afraid to go to nursing homes , that people say they would rather die than go to a nursing home, and some would sit at their homes glued to toilet bowls because of the fear that the nursing homes have put into them.

I need your input here. I need to hear from you. And you need to share your experience so that everyone else knows what is really happening inside of those nursing homes. The goals of staff , the personal nursing staff that ushers people to bathrooms are conflicting goals with having patients become more independent.

Please, I beg you to respond and let us hear your thoughts on this matter. Your input is greatly appreciated.

I updated this article on May 20, 2008.

Colostrum – Facts and Benefits You Should Know About This Medical Supplement

When one thinks of colostrum, they generally think of pregnancy milk or breastfeeding. Colostrum, also known as “beestings”, “bisnings” or “first milk” (sometimes “baby’s first milk”) is the milk produced from the mammary glands during pregnancy and after delivery. Colostrum is generated in all mammals, but is most commonly produced by humans.

As a nutritional supplement, colostrum is used by adults as a way to support a healthy immune system and gastrointestinal tract. While the original use of colostrum was influenced by human breast milk, most nutritional supplements are made from cow’s milk. Shortly after giving birth, cows produce close to nine gallons of colostrum. It is then mixed with other nutritional supplements into a powder format that is suitable for human use.

This nutritional supplement comprises antibodies and other proteins that work to prevent many different diseases. Bovine colostrum is usually generated through pasture fed cows as it contains pathogens that are similar to human pathogens. The use of this supplement has become increasingly popular, mostly due to its association with prevention and treatment of dementia in the elderly and its association with improvement of people suffering from eating disorders. Some people prefer to call colustrum powder or pills “miracle pills”, as they help to detoxify your body. This supplement trend has been a more recent one and is popular among middle-aged or elderly people or people especially concerned about their health.

While there are many great aspects of colostrum, it’s interesting to note that the first oral vaccine against polio was created using bovine colostrum.

Benefits of Colostrum

As a medicinal supplement, colostrum has many great advantages. A lot of people use this supplement to maintain their health or possibly prevent the early onset of certain diseases. Since colostrum is created from cows, people who have allergies to dairy should be wary of taking colostrum. However, aside from that concern, colostrum is a medicinal supplement that can benefit and drastically improve your physical and psychological state.

Detoxifier

Colostrum is a supplement that works to detoxify your body of negative compounds and chemicals. While there are many supplements out there that claim to do the same thing, most of them are comprised of a multitude of non-synthetic materials that do more harm than good. They’re usually full of artificial ingredients that don’t actually flush out the material in your body, and instead dissolve into your blood stream and cells, often carrying unwanted and unhealthy side effects.

Natural Agent

Fortunately, colostrum supplements never include artificial ingredients and are absorbed into your blood stream naturally. Colostrum works to remove all the negative fats, toxins, and unhealthy cells from your body. These toxins and negative components are often the triggers that cause such problems as fatigue or insomnia, as well as the occasional mood swings. By removing these triggers from your body, your energy is improved, which improves your body’s physical stimulation. It also helps to improve your mood, evening out behavioral issues.

When colostrum cleans out your blood stream, it also eliminates the harmful pathogens from your intestines and bowel. A pathogen is an infection or germ, usually a microbe or microorganism (i.e., a virus or fungus), that resides within your body. Since your body is easily susceptible to harmful pathogens, it’s important to medicate with antibiotics. However, a lot of pathogens can evade antibiotics, which makes colostrum a wonderful, surprising solution. The supplement eradicates those pathogens, which helps to prevent and repair intestinal ulcers and erosions.

Blood Sugar and Diabetes

Colostrum supplements also help prevent diabetes. Bovine colostrum contains the component Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1), which is a somatomedin C protein that is composed in a molecular structure that makes it work similar to insulin. IGF-1 comprises seventy amino acids that are on one chain of three intramolecular disulfide bridges. IGF-1 resembles insulin and has been shown to help prevent the onset of diabetes in most people, but especially in people who have a genetic disposition for developing diabetes. Diabetes is a serious health issue that affects millions of people in the world and it often goes untreated and unrecognized. If you have diabetes, have a family history of diabetes, or are worried about developing diabetes, the IGF-1 levels within colostrum supplements will help prevent diabetes. Colostrum works to delay diabetes not only just because of the high concentration of IGF-1, but because the IGF-1 reduces the activity of cell destruction. The prevention of this disease is one of the best physical benefits of this medicinal supplement.

Similarly, colostrum helps to maintain the blood sugar level of people with low IGF-1 levels. Low blood sugar does not necessarily mean diabetes, but rather, someone who either has poor dietary habits or doesn’t regularly consume food high in natural sugars. Natural sugars are a natural part of a person’s daily diet, as they help to strengthen the body’s immune system, as well as prevent fatigue and weakness. Lack of blood sugar causes unexpected fatigue. Natural deficiency of IGF-1 levels in incredibly worrisome and by frequently consuming colostrum, you’re working to prevent that deficiency.

On that same note, people with serious eating disorders are often people who suffer from low levels of IGF-1. This can be due to malnutrition, obesity, or disinterest in eating. There are a variety of eating disorders, such as over eating or anorexia. Colostrum’s high levels of IGF-1 is useful in weight reduction for obese people. While it is not an instant weight loss supplement, it will help to regulate weight and influence a person to start maintaining a normal, healthy diet. Additionally, it will create high levels of IGF-1, which strengthens the body’s blood sugar within the blood stream and stimulates the muscle and brain’s energies and reflexes.

Antioxidants

A colostrum supplement, whether in powder or pill format, is also ripe with antioxidants. Antioxidants are molecules that are chemical reactions that transfer electrons so that they create oxidizing agents which, in turn, produce free radical. Free radicals produce chain reactions that eventually cause the death (or damage) to harmful cells or resins within the body. Antioxidants are usually referred to as reducing agents, as they work to eradicate and reduce negative agents within the body. Someone who frequently consumes colostrum supplements is supplying their body with healthy chemicals that will fight to prevent the onset of diseases.

Prevents High Blood Pressure

In addition to the high level of antioxidants in colostrum medicinal supplements, colostrum also provides your body with prevention against high blood pressure. As the colostrum supplements that are usually consumed are made from bovine cells and milk, their composition is inherently healthy. The composition is dairy-based and in powder and pill form, this makes colostrum easier to digest. While this helps flush out your digestive system, it means that the colostrum supplements are more easily spread throughout the oxygen in your blood stream. As it travels through your blood stream, it lowers the negative cell count, which is what helps to lower or prevent high blood pressure. The presence of colostrum fights the invading negative blood cells and pathogens and lowers the risk of heart problems. High blood pressure is one of those harmful heart problems.

Psychological Therapeutic Benefits

While colostrum is extremely beneficial in fighting against blood pressure, heart problems, and many other physical issues, it also helps to erase psychological problems, especially those that are cognitive in nature. Colostrum is especially beneficial to those suffering from dementia. Dementia is the loss of the cognitive abilities and recognition, which is generally caused by damage to the body, especially the brain. The components and effects of this medicinal supplement work to improve the ability of the brain’s functions, which is what usually decays during the onset of dementia. Frequent consumption (with normal dosage amounts) of this supplement helps to regular any previous negative cognitive ability. Colostrum forces the brain to regulate its functions, which helps to normalize its processes. The regulation and normalization of these cognitive processes is what ultimately improves the brain’s capabilities. Improving these capabilities means there’s less of a chance of dementia.

Additionally, colostrum helps to regulate behavioral issues. Since the supplement helps improve the function of the brain and the body’s digestive system, there’s less fatigue present. Fatigue tends to be a trigger for multiple psychological problems and is a major factor in behavioral issues. Combating fatigue leads to an overall better attitude, less mood swings, and a more positive well-being.

Health

Other benefits of colostrum range from overall maintenance of a person’s body (whether physically or psychologically) to extra improvement of the body’s functions. Some athletes are known to use colostrum to help improve their physical performance during endurance sports. They’ve also been noted as using colostrum to prevent the onset of illnesses during peak performance levels or to improve their performance recovery time. Athletes – or people who are concerned about either health or their body weight – have also shown frequent consumption in order to bolster lean body mass.

The use of this medicinal supplement has many benefits, though most of them tend to be physical benefits over psychological benefits. However, the physical benefits are incredibly important and useful to keep in mind. Physicians have recommended the use of colostrum as a medicinal supplement to many people suffering from malnutrition, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and dementia. They unique way this supplement is produced means that its all-natural components allow a quicker, more healthy way to eradicate harmful cells to treat physical and medical issues.

This is a supplement that has many wonderful benefits that improve the issues that are found within the body’s blood stream. These issues can be found in the intestines, bowel, or brain. Regardless of what the physiological or physical issues are, colostrum supplements are incredibly useful in counteracting the problems, making your body stronger, healthier, and less prone to developing diseases.

Methods of Use

Colostrum is created from the milk of cows that recently gave birth. However, people rarely use colostrum in its liquid form, instead preferring to consume it through a pill or powder. Colostrum is a popular supplement in the athletic community and is often combined with daily meals. It is recommended the colostrum supplements are taken with additional food or liquids. While human produced colostrum is essential for newborns, it is recommended that bovine colostrum supplements should only be used by adults. Additionally, no more than five hundred mg a day should be consumed.

Colostrum supplements can be found in powder or pill formats. Powder formats are usually mixed into liquids, such as water, tea, juice, or health shakes. Depending on your skills in the kitchen, you can also include the supplements in soft foods, such as applesauce, mashed potatoes, or yoghurt. Since the supplement is in powder form, it will be easily dissolved into the food or liquid.

As a pill, it is recommended that you take additional food or liquids. The specific food you eat with the pull doesn’t matter, though studies have found that food high in carbohydrates or protein is the best. While you can consume the supplement on an empty stomach, it’s not recommended. Pills generally come in 500 mg, though you can break it into 250 mg dosages if you prefer to take a lower dosage.

The Best Hospitals in Yangon, Myanmar

Myanmar is a country in Southeast Asia and was formerly known as Burma. Yangon is no longer the capital of Myanmar; however it is still the largest city of the country as demonstrated by its population of over four million. The city is also notable for having the greatest number of colonial buildings in all of Southeast Asia. Additionally, Yangon features many pagoda festivals, museums, art galleries and parks and is Myanmar’s main center for tourism. The health care sector in Yangon is in its developing phase and only a few hospitals provide health care service at international standards. This is a note on some of the better hospitals in Yangon.

Asia Royal General Hospital is one of the hospitals in Myanmar that does offers medical service at international standards. The hospital is located at No. 14 Baho Street, Sanchaung Twp. This 11 story multidisciplinary hospital was established in 2000. The hospital’s most reputable section is its cardiology department. The surgery department is also quite modern and offers service in every division including reconstructive surgery, pediatric surgery and laparoscopic / endoscopic surgeries. The emergency care service of the hospital offers 24-hour service and has its own specialized residential doctors and nurses. Round the clock ambulance service and airport pick-up are also available. The hospital has modern Intensive Care Service as well. The computerized laboratory of the hospital conducts all types of tests and has external quality assurance programs from Australia. The radiology section has been provided with the newest devices such as Siemens 550mA (Germany), Shimadzu Japan, Polymobil 250mA (Siemens) and Mobile X-ray generator SAXO 60mA (Apelem, France). Telephone: 95-1 538055.

International SOS Clinic located at the Inya Lake Hotel on 37 Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, is another health care facility in Yangon that offers modern medical service. International SOS is one of the world’s most well known healthcare and medical assistance companies and this hospital is the first SOS International clinic in the nation of Myanmar and has been offering excellent service since 1995. The hospital offers modern medical service in all major branches of medicine and operates many remote site health care programs. The services of eminent physicians and experienced nurses are available in the outpatient section. Family practice consultations are provided in English, Japanese and French as well. The center is furnished with laboratories and diagnostic services and is supplied with every type of medication are available in the pharmacy. The round the clock emergency department has a spacious ward equipped with newest monitoring and resuscitation equipment. Ambulance services are also available. Telephone: 95 1 667 879.

Yangon General Hospital situated at Lanmadaw 11131, Yangon is Myanmar’s flagship hospital in the public sector. This size of this hospital is demonstrated by its eight wards, 1500 beds and over twenty departments. YGH provides cost effective clinical and surgical service in more than 24 specialties. The hospital has facilities for radiotherapy, CT scan, EEG as well as nuclear medicine scan and EEG. YGH is furnished with a modern critical care unit, an emergency department and with special clinics for diabetics, dentistry, burn care, epilepsy, pain treatment and skin care. Telephone: 256 112.

How to Get Rid of Moths the Easy and Effective Way

While moths seem harmless enough, there are actually a couple of diseases instigated by these critters. Just like all flies and mosquitoes, they tend to visit very dirty places such as sewage, gutters and mouldy walls. They transfer the bacteria, germs, virus and other micro organisms they carry from these places into your food or your walls of your home. These micro organisms can trigger a number of illnesses.

There are also cases wherein moths and their caterpillars cause skin diseases. These creatures actually have very tiny spurs on their legs, especially the larger moths. If the moth happens to land on any part of your skin, some of the spurs in their legs will stay on your pores. This might sting or lead to a case of dermatitis.

Certain species of moths are also capable of biting your skin just like ants. If you hate ants and use ant killer, you should also consider ways on how to get rid of moths. Some moths are also a lot like fleas, in that some types of moths can even feed on human blood.

The spurs in the legs of moths might also cause allergic reactions. They can trigger the excessive production of histamine that might cause difficulty in breathing, enlargement of the tongue or tonsils, swelling of the skin and lips and even blisters. Eye infection caused by hair or spurs of moths might also be experienced when it gets in contact with the eyes.

If you go the extra mile in buying ant killer, you should also consider getting a good moth repellent. The most common moth repellent used by many is the mothball. They come in packs. However, not many people like the pungent odour of these mothballs. They certainly do not want to use them in keeping moths away from their clothes. While it does a good job in keeping moths away from clothes, they also tend to make the cabinet and the clothes smell bad.

To learn how to get rid of moths, you should consider consulting the professionals. If you are already dealing with an infestation in the attic or the bedroom, it should be left to the experts to prevent moths from coming back.

The thing is, treatments really depend on what they are feeding on and how large the affected areas are. For instance if you are getting rid of fleas, you have to go beyond the infected pet. Some of the most common treatments for infestations are fumigation, usage of smoke generators and usage of insecticides.

There is also the problem of the eggs. While adult moths can be easily killed with the use of insecticides, the eggs are a mite more resilient. They requires special insecticides that will be placed in the areas where the adult moths laid their eggs. After the initial infestation has been treated, you can proceed to the task of finding good quality moth repellents that you can stick to in order to prevent future infestations.

Just like when getting rid of fleas or buying ant killer, learning how to get rid of moths can take a lot of initial work. You have to first inspect signs of infestation and determine what species of moth has attacked your house. This way, you can really find good quality treatments that will do their job.

Just like when getting rid of fleas, make sure you also look for high quality moths pest control products. While there are many products and insecticides in the market, not all of them will really work for you.

One of the most preferred solutions for getting rid of moths is moth traps. They look like your ordinary fly trap. They are mostly used to get rid of pantry moths. To make the moth traps more effective, you can purchase pheromone squares which actively attract moths. So if you are having infestation in your pantry, this should be an ideal solution.

We cannot do anything to completely stop the existence of pests. There are many ways to control them by using ant killer pesticides or natural pest killers. Getting rid of fleas, moths and ants can be easier if you know what exactly you are dealing with. Especially with moths, you have to know what the species you are dealing with is, so you have a better idea on how to get rid of the moths.

Healthy Body and Healthy Mind Lead to Good Life

A healthy life is important to lead a good life. Our health is like a wall pre-requisite to draw a picture. We are the architect of our own health. Either we prevent being unhealthy or cure the damage already done. Physical fitness is very vital. Fitness is a relative term. A sprinter should have a different degree of fitness as compared to a music teacher. There are many more dimensions one can bring to define fitness. Depending upon the required level of fitness, one should take appropriate steps.

More than five billion people live in this world. The body constitution of each one of us is different. The calories needed for every individual is different. There is no one common prescription for everyone in this world. Let us take few examples. The energy level needed for a professional designer is different from a taxi driver. To prescribe a labourer to grab a cereal bar for breakfast is ridiculous. My dad’s friend, a chain smoker died at the age of 83! Believe me, I observed him leading a healthy life. I am not recommending you to smoke to live a healthy life. I try to drive home the point that you should not get carried away by exciting information that is available around you and go overboard to apply in your daily life also. That is dangerous to a healthy life.

While we cannot have five billion suggestions for physical fitness and healthy life, we can identify common needs for all of us. Whether you are an Olympic champion or an office clerk; a celebrity or a hair dresser, only three appropriate steps have to be taken by you. Look at your eating habit, physical fitness exercise and exercise for the mind. You can build further with many bolts-on to achieve laurels in life.

We can use our common sense to lead a healthy life. It does not require great knowledge about science or medicine or physical exercise. Leave that to the specialists. We are all aware that food is very important for sustenance. Our body is a mysterious workshop containing various machines. Food is its input. The machine processes the food and provides energy to the body to do our daily life activities. If the input to the machine is more than its capacity to process, obviously the machine will break down. If the quality of input to the machine is not conducive to the construction of the machine, again the machine will collapse. Apart from the quality and quantity of intake, we should pay attention to timing. There is a saying. I am sure all of us know this. We should eat breakfast like a prince. In the after noon, we should eat lunch like a king. In the night, we should eat meal like a beggar. The digesting power during the night is very poor. Also there is no physical activity involved in the night when we sleep. So allow the stomach t be half filled. Have your dinner couple of hours before going to bed. When we wake up in the morning, if we take a glass of water, it helps for the body to hydrate to prepare for the day’s job. How we cannot start our car with 4th gear, the same way we should consider our body. After 10 hrs of empty stomach when we break the fast, we should start with simple and easily digestible food. Basically we should start with first gear and move on. In my view, to have physical fitness, 3 times of intake – morning, afternoon and night is sufficient. Perhaps refreshment between lunch and dinner can also be incorporated. The key driver is to scrupulously follow the routine timing of intake. This is a good recipe for a healthy life.

Our stomach is the origin for all our ailments. Even the main reason for bad breath originates from the stomach only. If we do not take care of our stomach and brush our teeth with costliest tooth paste and wash our mouth with most expensive liquid mouth wash, the bad breath will not vanish. We should keep our stomach clean by taking appropriate quantity, quality of food in routine timings. It is easier said than done but not impossible. You know who is the culprit? It is our tongue. If we pay heed to the taste, then we would not be able to control the quantum. It does not mean that we should not enjoy the taste. In fact the tongue contributes to a great deal for healthy life. When we enjoy food, we feel good. Feeling good is a sign of healthy life. If someone asks you to take only green vegetables to have physical fitness, there is no difference between us and herbivores. But the trick is not to cross the limit of moderation. That will be counter productive. Give importance to the taste but be careful. We should eat to live and not live to eat.

Many of us believe that being slim leads to a healthy life. One of my friends is slim but has cholesterol. It is a wrong notion. The body structure of each one of us is different. An elephant should not try to become a horse. Nature has created that way. What is important is to prevent becoming over weight or obese or under weight. If the damage is done, consult specialist to get back on track. Do not perform any physical fitness exercise without the proper guidance of a physical education expert. Sometimes you are the expert of knowing your own do-s and don’t-s. The first day when I went to learn Tai Chi, Chinese version of Yoga, the master told me to rotate my neck clockwise and anticlockwise as a warm up exercise. However I was earlier told by my orthopedic surgeon not to rotate my neck to recover from a type of spondylities I had. What was good for others did not suit me. There will be many such situations where we should use our wisdom. Especially we have to be careful on physical fitness exercise.

Life is a series of experiences. If our experiences are good we say the life is good, otherwise we say the life is bad. Mind determines whether an experience is good or bad. Healthy life is achieved by the combination of healthy body and healthy mind. Mind does not exist in our brain. Mind is a subtle matter manifests in our astral body between our soul and physical body. The food we eat is converted into energy by the blood and the finest particles of food reach the subtle mind and then to still subtler intellect. While healthy food definitely supports for a healthy mind, nevertheless exercise to the mind is also very important to have a healthy life. Yoga is considered to be one of the best forms of giving exercise to the body and mind. A branch of Yoga has physical fitness exercise also. Meditation is another form of giving healthy exercise to the mind. These have to be practiced with the help of specialists. This is the body-mind-intellect complex. A simple but effective understanding and application of the above will go a long way to attain a healthy life.

Importance of Grey Water Treatment

We all know that the water once used in bathroom sinks, laundry or shower heads are considered grey water and it contains organic material that is good for plants.

The use of this water has gained its importance due to two main factors:

1. Reducing the need of freshwater when the activity doesn’t demand it: We all know that the fresh water is scarce and is a topic of consideration in the world. The minimal use of the same can help step together in controlling the situation.

2. Eliminate waste: This water if not reused, will be passed through drains which when comes in contact with filth, garbage and trash becomes unusable and lead to the wastage of water. Grey water management can help to eliminate this wastage.How to treat this water:

The water is collected in a septic tank that is first treated for further use. Usually, the following steps are carried out in the process:

Removal of solid waste: The first step is to remove the solid waste like hair, food particles, lint, etc.

Removal of chemicals: The chemicals of soap, pathogens and other microbes is removed from the water before it is used further.

Uses of grey water:

Once treated can be used in following ways:

Big garden:

The most common and best use of grey water is to water the big garden where we need a good quantity of water. This can be done by connecting a diverter directly from the source to the garden. This is best in case of ornamental plants or trees.

For edible plants: Once treated thoroughly, it can be used to water the fruit and vegetable plants

Drought regions: In drought prone areas the grey water management served as a boom. The water is used at the maximum to eliminate the wastage and save for the need.

No garden: This type of water can be used for flushing or for Hydroponics after treatment, where kitchen vegetables could be grown.

Safety rules:

There are certain rules to be followed for using this water safely:

1: Untreated water should not be used on fruit or vegetable plants.

2: Such water when passed in the garden, should not cross the boundary to reach others premises.

3. It should not be kept untreated for long as the microbes and pathogens will multiply to dangerous levels.

4. If you are using bleach or hard chemicals in the laundry, then do not this water.

5. Keep the pipes or drains underground to keep the animals and children away from coming in contact with it.

6: Do not use grey water if you are suffering from Stomach infection.

7: Keep the pipes and taps of grey water labelled to avoid misuse.

Pharmaceutical Sales Careers – Dream Job Or Dead End?

After a decade of riding the ups and downs of pharmaceutical industry, having choosing a sales rep job, recently I came across a very intriguing question: Will a pharmaceutical sales representative be a job to try to get into or will it become extinct? Clearly, this question got mixed up and I will use my own personal experience to explain why.

The Thin Line Between a Career and a Job

Remember the all time favorite quotes, “Give someone a fish and you feed for a day. Teach someone to fish and you feed for a lifetime.” And that exactly separates a career from a job. Right now, I work for a pharmaceutical company promoting their brand of Diagnostics equipment. That is my job. But if I got people working for me selling my brand of equipments – that is a career.

My point here is simply this: A job is a stepping stone to a career. A job prepares you to move ahead to your career; which bring us to the next point.

Is Pharmaceutical Sales Representative a Dream Job?

I got a friend (let us call him Adam for example sake) and he used to work for a Pharmaceutical company selling Orthopedics implant. One day, a mutual friend asked him, “Adam, how long will you work like this, carry that big bag around, and begging for sales?” Even though Adam was making close to USD 30,000.00 in incentive alone at that point of time, he was dumbfounded. He did not seem to have the right answer.

But today, I am happy to report that Adam is the Regional Sales Manager for a local generics company, promoting Antihypertensive product range throughout the country. He got people reporting to him, and his main task is to penetrate, develop and maintain account, especially Government Hospital sectors.

He could not have such a flying color pharmaceutical sales career without the sweat and blood as a sales representative beforehand. He still carry bag but with different content, style and purpose. He got himself a career – for now. Knowing him, I know this is just another job before he moves forward.

So, if I was asked the question whether a pharmaceutical sales representative is a dream job or another dead end job, my answer is simply depending on what you want to make out of it. You can stick in that job; carrying detailing bags and begging for sales all your working life or you can decide to move ahead and make a career out of it. It is totally up to you.

Before You Buy Facial Hair Cream Online Read This

If you are wondering whether to buy Vaniqa online or through a local pharmacy, make sure you understand how online drug distributors work and the criteria that should be met before purchasing prescription drugs like Vaniqa on the internet.

First though let’s consider a few factors you may wish to keep in mind before deciding to buy Vaniqa for unwanted facial hair.

What Vaniqa Is And Is Not

Since Vaniqa came on the market in the year 2000 after rigorous clinical trials to meet with the FDA regulations before approval, thousands of women have found it reduces the rate of hair growth, thus making waxing or tweezing much easier. This is an important factor to note: Vaniqa is not a hair removal cream. If that is what you are looking for then you need to research depilatories – strong chemicals that actually dissolve unwanted hair on the face.

Vaniqa is a hair growth retardant. Over half the women who used it during clinical trials found that hair growth reduced after a couple of months of twice daily application of Vaniqa.

A further point before you buy Vaniqa – it should only be used by women and it is not recommended for girls under the age of 12.

There are many web sites on the internet dispensing prescription drugs and numerous places where you can buy Vaniqa online very easily. There however lies the problem.

FDA Guidelines

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) warns about purchasing prescription drugs from just any online dispenser. Sometimes unscrupulous vendors sell prescription drugs without proper safety checks. Any prescription drug should only be given under the supervision of a qualified and licensed health care practitioner.

Perhaps you want to buy Vaniqa at low prices and find a vendor who only requires that you fill out an online form and answer a few questions in order to get your prescription filled.

The American Medical Association states that practitioners who give prescription drugs solely on the basis of an online questionnaire generally have not met the general standard of medical care. A patient may then receive a drug that is inappropriate for them.

So if you wish to buy Vaniqa online, make sure the pharmacy is licensed to dispense prescription drugs, and that they require a legal prescription from a US licensed doctor. A small number of pharmacies are certified through the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice (VIPPS) run by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

This narrows down the number of places where you can safely buy Vaniqa online but you can do so with peace of mind knowing you are not getting a prescription item from an unauthorized and questionable source. The resource box provides a link to an online pharmacy that meets stringent government regulations and where you can buy Vaniqa online with peace of mind.

Vaniqa Side Effects

There are minimal side effects with Vaniqa. Just a few women had a skin reaction. On the other hand, there are precautions for pregnant women, women who are nursing a baby, or females suffering from a severe case of inflammatory acne.

Facial hair can cause much anxiety for many women as they view it as unfeminine. Vaniqa cream provides a way to reduce the hair growth and make hair removal sessions much easier. For your own safety, just make sure you check out the online pharmacy thoroughly using the guidelines above before you actually buy Vaniqa online.