Did You Know That Sweat Can Spread Hepatitis?

This information is very important for certain individuals to digest. And sometimes this is also an extremely unfortunate circumstance for someone to find him or her self in. Knowing that you can spread or catch hepatitis through sweat can cause a need for a complete alteration of someone’s lifestyle. Hepatitis B has been found to be successfully transmitted into the bloodstream from one human being to another through the open, sweaty pores in the skin. This is because when someone sweats his or her pores are open not only to emit, but also to take in the materials around them. Often, this is air – the sweat cools and maintains the core body temperature so that someone does not overheat. Your open pores, side-by-side with the sweaty, open-pored body of another individual, make you more susceptible to possibly contracting this unfortunate disease.

The people whose bodies have contracted this kind of transmission through sweat: those who were first identified as an unintended “control group” were wrestlers. This lead scientists and researchers to study the phenomenon further – and in doing so quickly discovered their suspicions were in fact, true. Therefore, if someone drips some sweat on you or forgets to wipe down the exercise equipment at the gym it is still less likely to get you sick. This is because Hepatitis B is most likely contracted through contact sports. Open pores, side-by-side with the sweaty, open-pored body of another sweaty individual, is the most likely way to contract Hepatitis B.

Bleeding wounds, of course, have been narrowed down to the possible transmission of other sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, or what will eventually become full-blown AIDS. The scare for transmission of AIDS with bleeding is higher than the scare of contracting other information. However, according to Reuter’s Health in New York, there were studies on many people who contracted HBV. Deoxyribonucleic Acid, or DNA test results have proven that eight out of the nine tested individuals tested positive for signs of HBV in the blood as well as sweat. Therefore, patients whose blood tested positive for HBV was also transmitted through sweat of another person, possibly elusively so.

For example: you can have sex with someone and use a condom, but excessive sweat will keep you much less than 99.9 percent protected from the contraction of an STD. This article is designed to be an informative explanation focused specifically toward athletes. Nonetheless, I believe that this tangent of a paragraph is certainly worth mentioning. The safe sex issue we are facing today seems now to be much more complicated than simply abiding by the standard use of condoms and / or diaphragms. The “99.9 percent protection” of such products as promised on their labels, however, may (much sooner than later) need to be changed.

5 Mm Kidney Stone? Pass it With 5 Kidney Stone Remedies

Did you know that about 90% of kidney stones are 5 mm or smaller? And because most kidney stones are composed of calcium, most stones are very simple to dissolve and pass!

If you are unsure about the size of your stone, you most likely have a 5 mm kidney stone or smaller. In this article, you will learn 5 FREE and simple tips you can use to begin to dissolve and flush your kidney stone(s).

Why Try Kidney Stone Remedies?

Did you know that most stones in the kidneys are caused by dehydration? Dehydration is when your body is not getting enough water. Without enough water, your kidneys do not flush properly and calcium build up is inevitable.

Fortunately, most people are aware that they should be drinking plenty of water. In fact, most doctors recommend drinking plenty of water for a patient’s first treatment.

Here are 5 other tips you can try tonight!

Pass Your 5 mm Kidney Stone with these 5 Remedies

1. Prevention is always the best rule of thumb for alternative treatments. Therefore, you should be drinking plenty of water. Most natural health doctors recommend drinking distilled water which is free of all minerals that can add to the stones composition. Men should drink at least 12 cups of water per day and women should drink 8 cups of water.

2. You should allow your diet to help with flushing your stones. One way to do this is to eat at least 5-7 servings of fruits or vegetables daily. Because of the water soluble fiber content, this makes sense as a simple and effective treatment.

3. You could also try a lemon juice and olive oil remedy that works to lubricate the urinary tract while dissolve thing calcium stones. All you need to do is pour 3 ounces of extra virgin olive oil and 3 ounces of lemon juice into a cup and stir. Drink before bed and repeat nightly.

4. You may also wish to supplement ginger. Ginger is a herb that is helpful for flushing the kidneys, bowels and helpful for your skin.

5. Finally, flushing your kidneys is also an important annual treatment. Especially, if you are more prone to kidney stones!

What You Need to Know About Rotavirus Diarrhea

What is rotavirus diarrhea?

Rotavirus diarrhea is the diarrhea caused by rotavirus infection. This is the most common cause of diarrhea and death due to diarrhea through the world among infants (below one year of age) and young children below five years of age. But unfortunately more than half (in developing and underdeveloped countries the unawareness is much higher) of mothers are unaware or little aware of rotavirus infection. It is estimated that by the age of five years almost every child through the world has been infected with rotavirus at least once. But the brighter side is that, every infection with the virus makes the child more immune against the organism and by adult age individuals become seriously affected or if affected, remain asymptomatic.

What is the mode of transmission?

Rotavirus infection is transmitted by feco-oral route via contact with contaminated objects and contaminated surfaces. Only 10-100 virus particles can transmit the disease and it is estimated that every gram of infected person's feces contain more than 10 trillions of virus particles, which can explain the high infectivity of the disease. The worst part is that, the virus can not be eliminated by normal sanitary measures used for drinking water supply.

What are the signs and symptoms?

The signs and symptoms include watery diarrhea, vomiting and low grade fever. There may be abdominal pain in some cases.

The incubation period is generally two days. The first symptom is usually vomiting, which is followed b profuse diarrhea, both of which lead to severe dehydration. Death occurs due to dehydration.

What is the treatment?

The treatment of rotavirus diarrhea is mainly symptomatic and nonspecific. The main aim of treatment is replacement of lost fluid (through diarrhea and vomiting) and maintenance of hydration. In mild to moderate dehydration, oral rehydration salt (ORS) is sufficient to replace lost fluid, but in severe dehydration intravenous fluid must be given. If treatment is started early, prognosis is excellent with almost no complication.

How to prevent rotavirus diarrhea?

At present there are two (both are approved by USFDA for use) safe and effective vaccinations are available for prevention of rotavirus infection. One is produced by GlaxoSmithKline (brand name is Rotarix ) and the other is produced by Merck (brand name is RotaTeq ). In many countries including United States rotavirus immunization has become routine with very good results.

Improved sanitation does not reduce incidence of rotavirus infection and vaccination remaining only effective way to prevent the disease.

How To Deal With Stress Ulcer Symptoms

A stress ulcer is an ulcer found in the upper gastrointestinal tract. They are usually caused by physical injury, such as surgery, or burns. These ulcers can become very serious, and it is important that you understand what they are and how to treat them correctly. Stress ulcers are a very common ailment, that people from all walks of life suffer from at some point.

What are Stress Ulcers?

When there is an imbalance between aggressive and defensive factors, the result is often a stress ulcer. The damage can actually come from a variety of causes but stress itself is almost always the primary cause.

The Symptoms of Stress Ulcers

Some of the common symptoms associated with stress ulcers include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss, and fatigue. You may also experience a gnawing or burning pain in your abdomen – most likely between the breastbone and the navel. The pain tends to be worse when the stomach is empty, or straight after a meal. Some people experience very severe stress ulcer symptoms, but others may not notice any symptoms at all.

Seeking Treatment

If you suspect that you have a stress ulcer, you should seek treatment immediately. If you do not get your ulcer treated, it could damage blood vessels and cause blood to seep out into the digestive tract.

Try to reduce any causes of stress in your life, as reducing mental and emotional stress can help the ulcer to heal. Visit your doctor, as they may be able to provide you with antibiotics which can help the ulcer to heal, and reduce the chance of it reoccurring.

In some serious cases, surgery may be required to remove the ulcer. The most common type of surgery for ulcers is Vagotomy, where the vagus nerve, which transmits messages from the brain to the stomach, is cut. Another option is the antrectomy, which is a form of surgery where the lower part of the stomach, which produces the hormone that stimulates the stomach to secrete digestive juices, is removed.

The important thing to remember is that if you are experiencing stomach pains, loss of appetite, or any of the other common symptoms that may indicate an ulcer, you should consult your doctor immediately. In most cases surgery is not necessary, but prompt treatment can prevent your ulcer from getting worse, and ensure that they are quickly curable, and less likely to return.

Understanding Stress – Part 2

Different Types of Stress Most people think that stress is always bad. Nothing can be far from truth! A little stress is absolutely necessary for our survival in this highly competitive world! Thus, we can classify stress into two groups:

Eustress: This is the good stress which helps us to improve our performance. For example, if there is no stress of performing well in the exams or athletic events, students will not study harder or the athletes will not sweat it out on the tracks. A certain amount of positive stress keeps us pepped up to meet all challenges and is necessary for our survival and progress in life.

Distress: When stress gets out of hand, it becomes distress, which will bring out the weakness within us and make us vulnerable to illness. If continued unchecked, this will lead to all the ill-effects as explained in the part 1 of this series.

Stress and Performance Our ability to perform increases up to a certain level of stress arousal. This is the healthy tension or eustress that we talked about. But if this stress continues uncontrolled and a fatigue point is reached, any further stress arousal will take the performance level down, extremely leading to exhaustion, ill-health and, finally breakdown.

The good news is this: If stress management is applied daily and regularly before the fatigue point is reached, the performance curve can be straightened up dramatically! Meaning, you can improve your performance level even up to 50% just by learning to relax! Take a printout of this graph and keep it with you. If your boss is pushing you too hard without providing a break, show him / her the graph!

Symptoms of Stress There is a simple way to recognize your stress status. When you are faced with any situation, just mentally pause for a few moments to analyze your reaction / response during the event and after the event. Did you suffer from any of the following?

Palpitation (increased heart beat, pulse), hesitation, restlessness, tremors, guilty feeling, anxiety, anger, difficulty, indecision, loss of confidence, cold extremities, moist palms, brows, muscle tightening, loss of appetite, sweating, constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort, increased frequency of urine, irritability, hyperacidity, weakness, general uneasiness, depression, burnt out feeling ….

If you experienced any of the above symptoms, then you may be sure that you have been under stress due to that particular event.

Stress Related Disorders The following list covers only the most common diseases where stress plays an important role in the initiative, maintenance and / or exacerbation of the disease entity.

o High Blood Pressure o Ischemic Heart Disease o Peptic Ulcer o Irritable Bowel Syndrome o Asthma o Tension Headache o Psychoneuroses o Fatigue o Insomnia o Sexual Dysfunction o Alcoholism o Smoking o Skin Diseases like Psoriasis, Urticaria, Neurodermatitis, Pruritus etc (List incomplete)

Our understanding of psycho-neuro-immuno-endocrinology has provided answers as to how stress affects each and every organ in the body. Remember, though, these diseases are not caused solely by stress. Stress is only one of the causes in their initiative.

To sum up the causes and effects of stress on body and mind, Living with perpetually stressed mind is ….. …… like driving a car with your breaks on!

It Will: o Break up energy o Impair Skills o Dull Perceptions and that cause fatigue, ill-health and breakdown.

Remember-Life is not a hundred meter dash, but a cross country race! And, nobody can run forever! You have to take a little distance at a time, take rest, recharge yourself and then move forward. Then, only then, will you reach your goal safe and sound!

Fasting And Bad Breath

Halitosis, or bad breath, is commonly experienced by almost every single person around. While few experience it occasionally, some people have it on a regular basis. It causes humiliation to those suffering from the condition especially when the person is in close proximity to someone else. For those who are fasting, bad breath is a very common experience. Fasting and bad breath are strongly correlated because the body’s digestive juices are still attempting to mutliply and process, even without any food there to be digested.

Bad breath is caused by several factors some of which include teeth and gum problems, gastrointestinal tract and stomach problems such as gastritis, acidity, dyspepsia (digestive problems), reflux, etc, upper respiratory tract problems, lung problems and some illnesses such as colds, infections, fever, etc.

Some people may suffer from intermittent episodes of temporary or slight halitosis due to drying of the mouth (xerostomia), poor oral hygiene and during illness. Temporary bad breath may also be observed if the person is fasting and is on an empty stomach for a long time.

In the absence of food, there is the release of digestive juices that begins to break down and also has an effect on the lining of the stomach that can result in foul odor which smells like stale food.

Fasting also results in reduction in salivary flow in the mouth leading to dryness of the oral cavity that can end up causing a smell. This is due to the bacterial buildup that occurs as the saliva is not present to swill out the bacteria from the surfaces of the teeth and the tongue. This coupled with the rise of digestive juices adds up to the terrible odor emanating from the breath.

When a person goes without eating for a long time, the absence of food causes the body begins to break down the fat reserves. This breakdown of fat causes the release of ketones which are pushed out along with the breath and gives a foul odor that resembles the stench of sour apples.

When a person is about to go for a special occasion or if he/she is under a lot of stress and if they are fasting for a long time, there is an increase in the drying of the mouth and increased release of digestive juices because of the stress that will lead to bad breath.

If the person has habits such as smoking, then this is not considered halitosis, but it can certainly contribute to halitosis problems. Even the consumption of alcoholic drinks on an empty stomach can increase the incidence of problems.

To avoid bad breath associated with fasting, avoid being on an empty stomach for long lengths of time. Even if it is not possible to consume a full course meal, it will help if you make sure to have a small snack or even just a lot of water. This is usually very helpful when the person is experiencing anxiety before a special occasion.

When fasting, the use of some mint, chewing gum or lozenges can help because this increases the flow of saliva in the mouth and helps in better flushing out of the bacteria that causes bad breath.

Fasting for a long time is not a good idea, as it can have harmful effects on the digestive tract and also cause the breakdown of body fat reserves, all of which will lead to having a very smelly breath. Fasting and bad breath can be avoided with a simple combination of treatments and lots of water.

Shedding Light on Lupus

Lupus is a disease that attacks thousands of Americans yearly. Most of its victims are women of childbearing age.

“Lupus occurs more frequently in women than it does in men, though it isn’t clear why. Four types of lupus exist – systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), discoid lupus erythematosus, drug-induced lupus erythematosus and neonatal lupus. Of these, SLE is the most common and serious form of lupus,” said the Mayo Clinic.

The cause of SLE is unknown. Some say lupus is triggered by medication or a virus that lies dormant in the body until it is activated by sunlight, physical or mental stress, streptococcal or viral infections, pregnancy or certain chemicals.

“Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which means that instead of just attacking foreign substances, such as bacteria and viruses, your immune system also turns against healthy tissue. This leads to inflammation and damage to various parts of the body, including the joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels and brain,” explained the Mayo Clinic.

The symptoms of SLE vary and include the following: non-deforming arthritis (pain and stiffness in the joints, especially the hands and feet), facial erythema (a butterfly-shaped rash that spreads across the nose and cheeks), sensitivity to light, oral or nasopharyngeal ulcerations, Raynaud’s phenomenon (fingers or toes that turn white or blue when exposed to cold or during stressful periods), shortness of breath, chest pain, anxiety, depression and memory loss.

“Drug-induced lupus results from the long-term use of certain prescription drugs. Although many medications can potentially trigger lupus, examples of drugs most clearly linked with the disease include the antipsychotic chlorpromazine, high blood pressure medications such as hydralazine, the tuberculosis drug isoniazid and the heart medication procainamide, among others. It usually takes several months or years of therapy with these drugs before symptoms appear, and even then, only a small percentage of people will ever develop lupus,” revealed the Mayo Clinic.

Untreated, the inflammation caused by lupus can affect many parts of the body, damaging the blood vessels, kidneys, lungs, heart and bones.

About 50 percent of patients develop cardiopulmonary abnormalities like pericarditis and dyspnea (shortness of breath). Other complications are myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle), endocarditis (inflammation of the valves or lining membrane of the heart) and pneumonitis (inflammation of the lungs). Lupus can also affect the central nervous system and lead to emotional instability, psychoses, irritability and depression.

There is no way to prevent lupus but many drugs can relieve its symptoms. Treatment depends on the signs and symptoms. See a good doctor who will explain the advantages and risks of these drugs.

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What is Secondary Lymphedema?

Swelling caused due to pooling of lymph fluids is known as lymphedema. It is usually the result of an injury to the lymphatic system or happens on account of its dysfunction. Primary and secondary lymphedema are the two types of the condition. Secondary lymphedema is an acquired condition, usually as a result of surgery to remove the lymph vessels or lymph nodes or as a side effect of cancer treatment. Primary lymphedema is genetically inherited by the individual, and is much less common than secondary lymphedema.

In the United States, the largest number of lymphedema secondary cases is those individuals who have had breast cancer surgical treatment for the removal of lymph nodes. These patients may experience some extent of lymphedema symptoms in the upper extremities, generally in the hands or the arms. The other cause of secondary lymphedema could be some kind of a severe infection that mostly affects the legs of the individual. Filariasis, a parasitic infection caused by mosquitoes is another source for secondary lymphedema in the tropical lands. Presently, there are about 250 million cases of lymphedema existing around the globe.

Sometimes, take of certain medicines may prompt an attack of lymphedema. The medication may cause blood clots or deep vein thrombosis in the legs. In case of cancer survivors, the onset of lymphedema might be triggered on a plane flight due to the sudden change in pressure levels. Patients must be aware of these issues and take precautionary measures which include wearing the compression garment even while traveling.

The swapping present in the affected limb may be a cause for severe discomfort. In some lymphedema cases, the condition may deteriorate to such an excess that the body becomes disfigured and disabled. Skin infections usually worsen lymphphema. However, the ailment can be managed and controlled with the help of treatment that includes manual lymph drainage, use of compression garments, massage and bandaging. Additionally, the patient must exercise regularly and a skin care routine must be strictly followed.

Patients at a high risk of secondary lymphedema must remain alert to any initial signs of the disease. Obvious symptoms can be severe fatigue, swelling localized in one area, especially limbs, fluid retention or discoloration of the skin. A tiny cut or a breeze may cause a swelling. The patient may sometimes find that rings and bracelets become suddenly tight or that the limb fees unusually heavy.

Secondary lymphaticema can be divided into three broad categories. The initial stage of the condition is easily reversible with quick diagnosis, treatment and medication. In the later stages, the condition gets out of hand and the limbs might swell to a huge size as a result of total blocking of the lymph channels. This may lead to complete disfigurement and discomfort. Before this happens, the patients must always consult the doctor for advice. It becomes easier to manage the ailment from the early phase itself.

Birth Control Rings

Birth control rings are becoming more and more popular of late as an effective, easy-to-use alternative to more traditional forms of birth control such as the combined and mini pill. If used properly, they can be very effective at preventing pregnancy; however, as with every type of contraceptive there are caveats and side effects. Here's what you need to know.

Birth control devices such as the NuvaRing are soft, donut-shaped about two inches in diameter that are inserted into the vagina. Once inside the vagina, it slowly release the hormones estrogen and progesterone into the blood stream over a 3 or 4 week period, preventing ovulation and thickening the cervical mucus membrane. However, these hormones usually take a full seven days to take affect, so for the first one or two weeks of your new regimen, you should continue using an alternative form of birth control such as the male condom (which also protects against sexually transmitted diseases ) or diaphragm.

When used correctly, contraception rings rival pills in effectiveness at more than 99% effectiveness; however, also like with the pill, human error is an issue. In typical use, actual effectiveness rates average only about 95%. Most mistakes revolve around a woman forgetting to insert a new ring at the beginning of every cycle although occasionally, rings are known to fall out unnoticed.

Possible side effects of birth control rings include irregular menstrual bleeding, mood changes, blood clots, vaginal irritation, and discharge. Additionally, it is recommend that women who smoke or are over the age of 35 not use birth control rings as those two risk factors may increase the incidence and severity of side effects.

In conclusion, the birth control ring is a viable alternative for non-smoking women under the age of 35 years old. Only your doctor can help you decide if it's the right birth control option for you.

How To Avoid A Heart Attack

The coronary artery is the main blood vessel that supplies the heart muscles with blood, nutrients and oxygen which it needs to function. When fat droplets contained in the blood deposits on the walls of the coronary artery over an extended period of time this can cause the artery to narrow or constrict. If constriction results the individual can experience pain or an unbearable feeling of pressure in the chest. Relief from this discomfort can be obtained by resting from physical activity or taking nitroglycerin or other Doctor prescribed medication. However, if the obstruction becomes complete in one of the coronary arteries a heart attack or myocardial infarction can result.

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is highly recommended after suffering a heart attack. The antioxidants present reduce neurosis or cellular death in the heart muscles. In the medical field it is widely believed that Arteriosclerosis, or the condition that causes heart attacks can be reversed. Research shows that after twelve months of a healthy diet along with the appropriate lifestyle there is usually a ten percent reduction of stenosis or narrowing of the coronary artries. Such a diet includes the following foods: five portions of fresh fruits per day; a fresh vegetable salad dressed with olive or seed oil; two or three portions of legumes per week; whole grain bread or pasta, instead of white bread or refined pasta; reduced salt and sugar consumption. Water and fluid intake is also very vital to physical health. Enough to keep the urine pale and at least two liters a day which is adequate to flush out body toxins.

Health and Medical Experts have concluded through research that a diet based on fruits, oil bearing nuts, vegetables, legumes and whole grain simply prepared and eaten regularly gives the best results for heart attack prevention. In addition to proper dieting it is important to exercise at least three times a week for forty minutes on each occasion to maintain a healthy heart and it is highly recommends that the use of coffee and tobacco smoking be avoided at all times.

Many statistical studies have shown that drinking between one half to one small glass of red wine a day is very good for the heart because it lowers the risk of death from coronary constriction that can cause a heart attack. Consumption of white wine however, does not produce the same results. Such an effect in any case only seems to affect men who are at least fifty years of age. Research also shows that when more than the amount of red wine recommended is consumed, the mortality rate due to cardio-vascular diseases increased along with symptoms, conditions and other health disorders.

As someone gets older the body gets less efficient at absorbing nutrients and the immune system gets less effective. For example Zinc: for good digestion; vitamins A, C and E: to counteract damage by free radicals and important supplements such as Ginkgo Biloba which helps to maintain physical and mental functioning.

Omega 3 oils can be very useful in the prevention of a heart attack and other heart conditions. Some sources of the oil include: oily fish such as herrings, mackerel and salmon; flaxseed/linseed; hemp; sunflower seeds; pumpkin seeds and walnuts. Omega 3 fats are used to produce cell membranes, sex hormones and hormone like chemicals known as series 3 prostaglandins. They perform various functions in the human body including thinning the blood and breaking down blood clots. They are known to reduce harmful fats in the blood which contributes to the risk of heart attacks.

Garlic is also very important in the prevention of heart conditions. It is an antioxidant and antiseptic and helps to fight infection. Garlic keeps body circulation healthy by reducing the level of blood fats and lowering blood pressure thereby helping to protect someone against heart diseases and stroke. Nutritionist recommends that one clove of garlic or its equivalent should be consumed daily.

High blood pressure is also a major threat to a strong and healthy heart. With high blood pressure the force which the blood presses against the arteries as it circulates around the body is greater than normal. Thus causing the blood vessels to become narrower with thicker walls and put strain on the heart. The lifestyle changes that can reduce blood pressure include no smoking, choosing low fat diets, losing excess weight, reducing alcohol consumption and regular exercise.

The following vitamins are very useful:B3 which lowers raised blood pressure; vitamin C:reduces blood pressure; vitamin D: assists in calcium absorption which helps reduce blood pressure and vitamin E which helps to thin the blood. Minerals too are very important. Calcium: stabilizes blood pressure. Magnesium: dilates blood vessels reducing blood pressure. Potassium: helps to flush excess sodium from the body and Selenium: increases the effect of vitamin E.

In addition to the above mentioned foods the following can be added to the list: oily fish such as sardines and mackerel, oats, onions, low fat dairy products, ginger and celery. Other vital nutrients: omega 6 oils: evening primrose oil lowers blood pressure. Co-enzyme Q10 strengthens the heart and. Bioflavonoid increase the action of vitamin C.

Please be well advised that refined and salty foods contribute to raised blood pressure and danger to the heart and body.

Written by Peter Fevrier 10th May 2012

Tired Legs and a Coming Heart Attack

Tired legs are often a sign of a serious silent heart attack that may sadly be coming. This is a serious and deadly warning. Do not wait with this illness as it can take your life. Heavy legs are a sign of a circulation problem and the circulation is the key to the heart. This condition can be related to other heart problems such as heart failure. Tired legs for those over 50 can mean a coming heart attack.

This is a condition where it may be painful to walk or stand for a long time. This condition may also be when it looks that the legs have such a heavy feeling that you feel you are dragging them around. Artery specialists have identified heavy legs and tired legs as the number one warning of a coming heart attack. Those over 50 may have this as there only warning of a coming heart attack. A simple diet change can not reverse this condition. Once the arteries are blocked in the legs or the veins are failing only a reverse heavy legs diet can stop this.

The legs have a connection to the heart that is critical. It is the responsibility of the legs to help the heart pump the blood through the circulatory system. The heavy legs are a sign that the vessels or veins are failing and this is where the heart starts to fail. If the veins are bad in the legs they are also bad in the heart. Tired legs are often the only warning you will get a sudden death from heart disease. Only a reverse circulation problem legs diet can help you.

How You Can Lower Cholesterol Without the Side Effects of Harsh Medications

We have all heard time and time again how high cholesterol levels can lead to serious diseases such as stroke and heart attack. Prescription medications have proven effective in lowering cholesterol in most people. The problem is that this success also comes with some rather serious side effects. One of the more common being muscle pain. The medical community knows that approximately 15% of people given statin drugs will stop taking them because of these side effects. So it would make sense that many are asking “How can I lower cholesterol without drugs”?

Despite the fact that many will experience memory loss and muscle problems which in the most severe cases can lead to permanent damage the current medical establishment insists on using these drugs as a first line of defense for people that have been diagnosed with high cholesterol levels.

Many people are now deciding not to rely on prescription drugs to control this problem. And the good news is that if you want to lower your cholesterol without them there are things you can be doing to accomplish this.

When first diagnosed with high cholesterol many rely on their doctor’s advice without asking the right questions or researching alternate remedies. We should point out that in some cases the readings may be so high that you do require some immediate intervention to correct the situation. In the majority of cases however this is not the situation. Most of us should be looking at some lifestyle changes to correct our problem. A little research into this will not only help you get your cholesterol under control but will also result in a much healthier life overall.

If you are committed to lowering cholesterol without drugs there are basically two avenues you can take. First, you have to make the necessary changes to your exercise program and your diet. Exercise is very important. When starting an exercise program you first need to look at what you enjoy doing. Some people like to dance with their partners, others enjoy walking or swimming. If you begin your program with an activity that is enjoyable to you it is more likely that you will stick with it over the long term. Your diet will also have to be evaluated. Remember that cholesterol is derived from animal products. Foods that come from plants do not contain cholesterol. This is why adding fresh fruits and vegetables oatmeal and grains to your eating habits will not only reduce the levels of bad cholesterol but also have the effect of increasing the levels of good cholesterol. Red meat consumption should be limited.

Secondly, you may want to consider supplementation. There are a number of supplements that can assist in lowering cholesterol and do not have the side effects of drugs. Supplements such as artichoke leaf extract, red yeast rice and de-ionized garlic to name a few have all been shown to be effective. Many people have also had success with fish oil. Remember that before starting any supplementation program you should always consult with your doctor.

In conclusion, if you are committed to improving your cholesterol profile and do not want to do it with prescription medications you do have alternative. With a little knowledge and willpower you can be one of the people that experience success while practicing a healthier lifestyle. Good luck.

Diseases Spread by Flies

Not only are flies a nuisance when they are around the home but they do also bring diseases with them both to human beings and domestic animals.

Over the years, flies have been said to be spreading diseases like malaria, typhoid fever, anthrax, leprosy, cholera, conjunctivitis, tuberculosis, dysentery and diarrhea in human animals. They cause parasitic tape worms on poultry or parasitic tape worms on horses.

Flies increase rapidly during warmer seasons this means that diseases will now have to spread faster if proper hygiene is not observed in our homes. Here is a reason for you to prepare for the fly season in order to reduce the spread of diseases. Flies are known to carry bacteria in their feet and mouths that cause mastitis. These flies do not transmit diseases by biting but rather the moist substances of food particles that remain in their mouthparts when they feed contain bacteria that will be transferred to a different place where the fly will land to feed or even to rest. Flies like feeding on rotten plants or any decaying matter, from there they will leak milk that has mastitis bacteria.

When this fly that has leaked the milk containing mastitis bacteria the thin skin of a cow's teat, they cause a lot of damage and irritation that leads to formation of wounds. The teats are exposed to bacteria's like staphylococcus that grow in the wounds. As it is with any open wound in the teat, it will lead to mastitis. In calves, flies feed on the moraxella bacteria that cause pinkeyes that are found in calves discharge and tears. Pinkeye spread rapidly from calve to calve when the flies population is high.

Kala-azar is a rare disease caused by sand fly. It spreads through sand fly and is a parasite in nature. It affects the skin membrane and in most cases can cause membrane ulcers. It is spread by fly biting; for example, when a fly bites an infected animal it transmits the disease to human beings.

Dysentery can be transmitted in human through the food. When we leave our food unaccompanied the flies come and leak them with the moist substances that remain in their mouths after feeding on the rejected materials they carry bacteria with them that causes dysentery. Flies like moist places and are attracted to smell of fermenting materials. They can transmit parasitic worms that cause skin infection in human beings and leaves droppings on food and utensils that makes the food contaminate.

Bacteria that causes cholera is found in human feces and is transported by flies that will come and feed on our food and water that we drink.

When we consume food that is contaminated or water we contact typhoid, it is a food borne disease and is caused by a bacteria called salmonella typhy, flies transmits the bacteria causing this disease. Malaria which is the most dangerous disease in the world is spread by mosquitoes; it transmits the disease from one person to the other through biting.

Business Success Topics – My Business is Not Growing

From time to time either your going to ask the question or you will here that from someone in your group ask, "My business is not growing?" Either for yourself or someone in your group there are three Business Success Topics you need to look into to get the answer to your question. I am sure there are a lot more but we are just going to stick with three. Some of what you are going to read might be hard to swallow and sting just a bit. I have really never meet anyone that likes to hear or figure out any of this or better yet to accept it.

The three Business Success Topics you need to look into so you can move forward and succeed are:

1) YOU



Before I begin I want to say that if things are not going the way you thought it would IT IS NOT YOUR YOUR FAULT! The first BUSINESS SUCCESS TOPIC is YOU. I could write a book on this one, so I will share little golden nuggets for you to start on.

Your self esteem and how you deal with people is a good place to start. Most people, not all, traditionally have low self esteem. The way you think about yourself projects to others. From the day you were born outside forces started to have an impact on the way you think about yourself. Which in turn directly affects the way you attract and deal with people.

To start to fix this, I use a phrase like this, "Do a check up from the neck up!" Take a hard long look at yourself and if things in your life are not the way you want them to be make the choice to change. A lot of things are happen to you because of your self esteem and attitude.

The next business success topic, that is if you are involved in a Multi Level Marketing Business is the way you market your business.

There are two ways to build your business, offline and online. Both work very well for any type of Multi Level Marketing Business. The problem comes in when new and old business owners try to market the same way for both. Attraction Marketing is the way to market when using the Internet. Were most business owners go wrong is when they promote their business or product first. Ask yourself, "How many people would join someone they do not know or just meet?" Work on branding yourself and building relationships first.

The Last Business Success Topic is your choice of Primary Business. There are many reasons why your primary business could cause you to have slow growth or none at all. Some of them are: Start up cost, Leadership, Lack of training and your Competition.

Always ask yourself if other people could afford your business and products. Do your research, compare pricing and the leadership team of your competition. Also look into the training system the company has set up to educate their Independent Business Owners.

In Summary: When you find yourself wondering WHY my business is not growing, look at yourself, how you are marketing your business and look deeper into your primary business. When all three of those items are all on the same page you will Succeed and reach your goals in business and life.

Just remember we are all on a journey to live our live to the fullest and most of all have fun while you are doing it.

Self Care Tips for Treating Fibroid Tumors in Uterus

Fibroid tumors in uterus are one of the reasons for a large number of women undergoing hysterectomy these days. Not all women with fibroids need to have this surgery to get rid of fibroids. In case the fibroid tumors are small in size and numbers efforts can be made to shrink fibroids naturally instead of going under the knife.

Fibroids are rarely life threatening. Here you can safely go in for natural treatment. To keep a check on the growth of fibroids while under normal fibroid treatment get regular ultra sound checks done. In this article I am going to share simple self-care tips for fibroid cure.

Wrong food is the main cause of most of the ailments that we suffer from. When we eat wrong foods, it affects our weight, heart, cholesterol and fibroids as well. Natural fibroid treatment involves a holistic approach. It combines different strategies based on diet, exercise and alternative cures to get rid fibroid tumors in uterus.

Following are some of the things you can do to shrink fibroids naturally:

1. Stop taking birth control pills which are known to cause hormonal imbalance and encourage the growth of uterine tumors. After consulting your doctor switch to other forms of contraception like the diaphragm or condoms.

2. Consume a diet rich in fiber and whole-foods. Include at least four to five servings of fresh vegetables and fruits in your daily intake.

3. Stay away from fried foods, animal fats, hydrogenated fats and oils, refined sugars, caffeine and alcohol.

4. Pineapple contains Bromale which is very effective in decreasing the inflammation in the body. However it is essential to consume it in fresh form and not the tinnied variety.

5. Bloating caused by uterine tumors can be reduced to a large amount by eating plain yogurt that has live cultures it.

6. Flax seeds are a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids. Make use of these seeds by grinding it in a coffee grinder. Mix it in salads, soups, or any drink to reduce inflammation.

7. Certain yoga practices are very useful to shrink fibroids naturally. Postures like Bharadvajasana (Sage Bharadvaja's Twist) and Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-Knee Pose) have proven to be extremely useful since they help to open up the area around the abdomen. However it is important for you to keep changing your yoga practices as the size of your fibroids grows or decreases. Here is the best to consult a yoga trainer to guide you regarding the practices which will suit you the best.

Fibroid tumors in uterus can be treated with the help of natural remedies. Although natural fibroid treatment requires your personal time and efforts. This type of treatment will not give you instant results overnight. You need to be patient and continue with your efforts at least for a few months before the results start showing up.