5 Benefits of Acrylic Plastic

Acrylic makes a useful choice for a wide range of applications and a great alternative to the high cost and less resilient glass. This material is shatter resistant and tough and was even used on gun turrets, canopies and periscopes during World War II. Practical uses today include display stands, helmet visors, forklift guards and large aquarium tanks.

Here are a few of the benefits of acrylic plastic:

Easily shaped and fabricate

Acrylic is a material that is easily shaped or molded into a figurine, picture frame, tube or bottle. The acrylic is easily pliable on reaching a temperature in the region of 100 degrees. Even when the material starts to cool it is able to maintain its desired shape. A benefit of this is the ability to work on large projects such as skylights and bow-front aquariums. Plus, it can be sawed, drilled or machined much like soft metals and wood. A cost-effective way to shape the acrylic is to use molds in plastic or wood.

Weather resistant

The tough nature of acrylic means it is a useful choice for lenses on car headlights and home windows. Outdoor signs made with this material have the ability to maintain its look and color for the long-term. Also, the acrylic-based paint is not impacted by light, and easily able to maintain its color. Any wall or hanging signs are hard-wearing and have great light-refracting and weather-resistance properties.


Acrylic is a lightweight material and nearly 50% less than products manufactured in glass. Plus, it is really easy to handle. The popularity of acrylic skylights is mostly related to its weight and not putting much load on the home’s frame or foundation.

Impact resistant

This material is designed with high impact resistance that is nearly 17 times more efficient than regular glass. The tensile strength is up to 8,000 lbs per square inch. In the event of impact damage, the acrylic does not shatter into small pieces. If damaged, the acrylic will instead fracture into dull-edged and large pieces. This safety aspect is appreciated for security barriers, sliding glass doors, bath enclosures and shower doors. Plus, it is even used at hockey rinks for the safety enclosures.

Highly transparent

Acrylic is clear and see-through and will not start to yellow or discolor over time. This makes it a very attractive choice for storefront windows, skylights and greenhouses. Plus, it is a material that is resistant to UV light.

T-Shirts – Common Terms Explained

T-shirt manufacturers use many terms to describe their products. The terms are not always consistent and it helps to have a reference guide.

The following is the official Green Man T-Shirts Guide to understanding t-shirt terms:

20s, 20/1, 20s single: Unit of measurement that defines the fineness of cotton thread. A standard spool of single-ply cotton thread is comprised of 840 yards of cotton thread. If it takes 20 spools to weigh one pound, then the thread on those spools is referred to as 20s cotton, or 20/1. If 30 spools weigh one pound, then the thread on those spools is referred to as 30s cotton thread, or 30/1. If it takes 40 spools to weigh one pound, then the thread on those spools is referred to as 40s cotton, or 40/1. The higher number means a finer thread, and thus a finer, softer fabric is created. T-shirts made of 30s and 40s are softer, finer, and have better drape than t-shirts made of 20s. The terms are used many ways, but it’s the number that counts; “20s,” “20/1,” and “20 singles” are the same. Threads can be twisted together into thicker strands. If two 20/1 cotton threads were twisted together, it would be referred to as 20/2.

Bamboo Fabric: Rayon made from bamboo cellulose. Although rayon is a man-made synthetic material, most experts agree it is readily biodegradable. Bamboo fabric is extremely soft and has excellent drape.

Bamboo: Fast growing plant, classified as a grass, which can be readily processed into rayon to make bamboo rayon clothing.

Bleach Wash: A process that uses bleach to soften and distress the look of the fabric being washed.

Boat Neck: A very wide neckline that runs across the collarbone area to the shoulder points. Derives from early sailors’ shirts, where the wide neck enabled quick removal if the sailor fell overboard.

Boy Beater: Women’s fashion answer to the wife beater. A women’s tank top, although it can be any color.

Brushed Cotton: A method to remove excess lint and fibers from cotton fabric. Brushed cotton usually has a very soft, smooth finish.

Burn-Out: A process that uses sulfuric acid or other strong acid to “burn-out” parts of a fabric knit, usually a polyester/cotton blend. The process gives a see-through, very sheer effect.

Cap Sleeves: Usually refers to shorter sleeves on women’s garments.

Carbon Dioxide: CO2. A chemical compound composed of two oxygen atoms and one carbon atom. Known as a “greenhouse” gas because of its relationship with global warming. A few t-shirt manufacturers are now measuring and recording the CO2 emissions involved in manufacturing their shirts.

Carbon Trust: Independent organization founded in 2001 in Great Britain that monitors carbon emissions. The Carbon Trust works with companies to help reduce their carbon footprint, and now certifies companies and products as having a “low carbon” or “no carbon” footprint. A few t-shirt companies now manufacture “low carbon footprint” t-shirts.

Carding: A fiber cleaning process that eliminates short fibers and removes dirt and foreign matter. Carding can be done by hand or by large machines using drum rollers. Carded-only cotton is not as desirable as combed cotton.

Cellulase Wash: Another name for enzyme wash. This gives fabric a soft feel and a vintage look, depending on how the wash is done.

Cellulose: Derived from the cell walls of certain plants. Useful in making certain types of fabrics, including acetate, triacetate, and rayon. Bamboo fabric is actually rayon made from bamboo cellulose.

Cheap Cotton T-Shirt: T-shirts made with carded cotton, using 18/1 thread, usually knitted on 20 gauge machines. These t-shirts are coarse, rough, and have poor drapability. Used often as cheap promotional give-aways.

Climate Neutral: A term used to describe a company, process, or product that has zero impact on the Earth’s climate. A few t-shirt manufacturers advertise their company as climate neutral.

CO2: Carbon dioxide. A chemical compound composed of two oxygen atoms and one carbon atom. Known as a “greenhouse” gas because of its relationship with global warming.

Colorfastness: The ability of a garment to withstand multiple washings without losing its color.

Combed Cotton: A method to remove short fibers and to arrange longer fibers parallel to create a smooth, fine cotton yarn. Combed cotton has high strength, excellent uniformity, and better hand. Combed cotton costs more and is used in finer t-shirts.

Compacting: A process that compacts the space between cotton fiber pockets. Helps to reduce shrinking.

Contrasting Stitching: Stitching with a different color than the garment. Gives a nice design detail in t-shirts.

Control Union: An international organization that offers certification services for a variety of programs–including many organic certification programs. Certifies USDA Organic, as well as GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard).

Cotton Jersey: Knitted, very slightly stretchy fabric with a smooth flat face and a more textured but uniform back. Average weight per yard is about 5.5 to 6 ounces. Basic t-shirts are made of cotton jersey. Fine cotton jersey is usually smoother and has a lighter weight per yard.

Cotton: A natural fiber that is the most popular in the world for fabrics. Cotton fibers are usually ½ to 2 inches long. Longer fibers produce finer cotton fabric. Varieties such as Pima and Egyptian, which feature fibers exceeding 1.5 inches, are more highly valued than ordinary varieties.

Crew Neck: A round close-fitting neckline. Most common neck on t-shirts.

Crop Top: A shirt with a short body to it; made to expose the midriff area.

Double-Needle Stitched: Used mostly on sleeve/bottom hems and refers to a parallel row of stitching. This type of stitching gives durability and a cleaner, more finished look.

Drape, Drapability: Refers to how a fabric hangs. A fabric like bamboo rayon has excellent drape, while a coarse fabric like burlap has very little. T-shirts that have good drape qualities feel nicer to wear.

Drop Tail: A garment that features a longer back than front.

Eco-Friendly: Extremely loose term that refers to a product’s “greenness.” Almost useless in realistically assessing a product. Favorite term used by green washers.

Egyptian Cotton: Cotton produced in Egypt and valued for its long length of fiber. Apparel made with true Egyptian cotton is prized for its softness and fineness.

Environmental Justice Foundation: A registered charity established in 2000 to help people who suffer most from environmental abuses such as pesticide poisoning, water depletion, and soil destruction. Especially active in curbing abuses in cotton farming.

Enzyme Washed: A wash process using special enzymes to produce a soft finish and smooth look to a fabric. Ages dyes to create a special look to dyed fabrics. Enzyme washing is physically less harsh on the fabric compared to stone washing.

European Cut: A style of t-shirt that is narrower than what one normally finds. For example, a full cut men’s t-shirt, size large, usually runs 22 inches across the chest (measured one inch below the sleeve). A men’s large European cut will run about half an inch to 1 inch narrower, sometimes more.

Fabric Dyed: Fabric dyed before being cut and sewn into a finished piece of clothing.

Fair Labor Association: A nonprofit organization dedicated to ending sweatshop conditions in factories worldwide. Works to develop Code of Labor Practices, especially important in the apparel business where working conditions have historically been so poor.

Fair Wear Foundation: An international group dedicated to enhancing garment workers’ lives all over the world. Works with companies that produce clothing and other sewn products and that take responsibility for their supply chain.

Fine Cotton Jersey: Knitted, very slightly stretchy fabric with a smooth flat face and a more textured but uniform back. Fine cotton jersey is usually smoother and has a lighter weight per yard than regular cotton jersey. T-shirts made with fine cotton jersey have a better drape and feel than regular t-shirts. Usually made with 30s and higher cotton thread, and weighs about 4.3 ounces per square yard.

Fitted Cut: Definitions vary, but generally a fitted cut refers to a cut that flatters the body. Used often in women’s t-shirts, the middle section of the shirt will be tighter than the top or bottom. Overall, the shirts run narrower than a basic full cut.

Full Cut: A generous, roomy cut. In t-shirts, tubular styles are generally considered full-cut, but there are exceptions. Full Cut differs from the slimmer European Cuts, Slim Cuts, and Fitted Cuts.

Garment Dyed: Clothing dyed after it has been cut and sewn into a finished article of clothing.

Garment Washed: A process where finished articles of clothing are washed, usually with added softeners to improve the feel and look of the fabric.

GMO Free: GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms. First used in the 1990s when consumers became worried about genetically modified food. Many companies now apply the GMO free label on everything from food to natural fabrics, like cotton.

GOTS: Stands for Global Organic Textile Standard. A project of the International Working Group. They have developed standards to ensure organic status of textiles, from the harvesting, manufacturing, and labeling, in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer. An organic t-shirt that meets the standards can be GOTS certified.

Green: Generic term used by marketing gurus to promote products. Another favorite term of “green-washers,” who are hopping on the environmental bandwagon without any real commitment.

Green-Washing: Take off on the term “white-washing,” but in an environmental context. Companies that green-wash are paying lip-service to environmental concerns to attract more business, but haven’t taken any real steps to be environmentally responsible.

Hand: The way a fabric feels to the touch. A fabric that feels soft and smooth is considered to have a good hand.

Hemp Fabric: Hemp, or Cannabis sativa, has been used for fabric for thousands of years, mostly as an industrial fabric. Newer processing methods have made it suitable for finer clothing, and now it is used in many clothing articles, including t-shirts. Hemp is valued for its strength and durability.

Henley T-Shirt: Similar to a collarless polo shirt, a Henley is a pullover t-shirt featuring 2 or 3 buttons (sometimes up to 5 buttons are used, but that’s uncommon). A Henley can be either short or long sleeved.

Ice Wash: A method of stone washing where the stones are first soaked in a solution of potassium permanganate. This method produces a frosted appearance to fabric.

Interlock Knit: A type of knit that is very soft and has a good drape. Interlock knit stitches are tighter, more stretchy than Jersey knit, but less stretchy than rib knit. Used in very fine garments.

Jersey Knit: Commonly found in t-shirts and is the most durable of knits. It is light weight, and has fine vertical ribs. The Jersey knit was named after the British Island in the English Channel. Fine cotton Jersey refers to Jersey Knit made with fine cotton threads such as 30s and 40s.

Knit: Defines how the interlocking loops of yarn that make up fabric were made. There are many types of knits. Jersey Knit is commonly found in t-shirts and is the most durable of knits. It is light weight, and has fine vertical ribs. On the other hand, rib knits have heavy ribs running down the fabric, while interlock knits are used in very fine fabrics. T-shirt collars are usually rib knit.

Muscle Shirt: Sleeveless style t-shirt, but not exactly a tank top. Basic t-shirt, just without the sleeves. The shoulder strap portion is much wider than an ordinary tank top.

Neck Tape: A thin strip of fabric sewn over the seam running across the shoulders and neck area. It covers the seam and looks better than an exposed stitch. Often referred to as “shoulder to shoulder taped.”

OekoTek 100: Certification from the International Oeko-Tex® Association, which assures consumers that the apparel they buy is chemical free and poses no risk to their health. Under the Oeko-Tex standard, clothing must be free of formaldehyde, arsenic, lead, cadmium, and other toxic chemicals.

Organic Apparel: A term very loosely applied in the garment industry. It can mean anything from 100% organic to as little as 6% organic. Often combined with terms like Eco-Friendly, Green, and so on. Consumers must check the labels and verify the materials used to see if something is truly organic or not.

Organic Cotton: Cotton grown without the use of pesticides. Certified organic cotton has been inspected to insure it truly is organic.

Organic Soil Association: Founded in 1946 by a group of farmers, scientists and nutritionists concerned about the relationship between farming practices and plant, animal, human, and environmental health. The Organic Soil Association pioneered the first organic standards in 1967, and certifies farms and businesses that meet those standards.

Overdyed: A process where previously dyed garments or fabrics are dyed with an additional color to create a unique look.

Performance T: Name for t-shirts manufactured for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. Performance Ts are characterized by their breathability, moisture wicking, fast drying, and odor control capabilities. Many performance Ts are polyester/cotton blends, or can also be 100% polyester. Bamboo t-shirts, due to their absorbency and wicking properties, have become known as performance t-shirts, although they do not dry as fast as performance t-shirts made of 100% polyester.

PFD: Stands for Prepared For Dyeing. Sold this way to t-shirt customizers who want to create their own look with dyes.

Pigment Dyed: A type of dye that creates a washed out, distressed look.

Pima Cotton: A cotton developed in the U.S. in the early 1900s to compete with Egyptian cotton. It features longer fibers and is used often in fine men’s and women’s shirts. The name Pima comes from the Pima Indians, who helped with the first crops of the new cotton as it was first grown in the U.S.

Pique: A method of knitting that creates a waffle-type, fine textured surface. Used often in polo shirts.

Polyester: Man-made fiber manufactured from synthetic polymers. Used widely in apparel, especially combined with cotton in 50/50 blends.

Pre-Shrunk: Refers to the process of pre-shrinking fabric before it is cut and sewn. Occasionally it refers to an actual finished garment that has been preshrunk. Clothing that has been preshrunk shrinks less once the buyer washes it. Preshrunk cotton t-shirts will still shrink a bit, however, especially if dried using a clothes dryer.

Raglan T-Shirt: Style of t-shirt featuring sleeves that run directly to the collar. Usually the sleeves are a contrasting color from the body. Raglan sleeves are wider under the arms, and are preferred by wearers who want maximum freedom of movement. Baseball t-shirts usually feature a raglan sleeve style.

Rayon: Man-made fiber that uses plant cellulose as its main ingredient. Rayon is very soft, has excellent drape, and is very absorbent. Originally developed as a silk substitute.

Rib Knit: Characterized by heavy vertical ribs running down the fabric. Rib knits are usually classified as 1×1, 2×1 or 2×2. This lets you know the width of the rib compared to the space between. For example, a 1×1 rib knit or a 2×2 rib knit means the space between each rib is the same width as the ribs. But a 2×1 rib knit means the ribs are twice as wide as the spaces in between. Rib knit is very stretchy and is often used for t-shirt collars, cuffs, and tank tops.

Ring Spun: Refers to yarn made by twisting and thinning a rope of cotton fibers. The continuous spinning results in a softer feel and stronger yarn. Ring-spun t-shirts are noticeably softer to the touch.

Ringer T: A t-shirt with colored sleeve bands and matching crew neck. Most ringers are white, with the armband sleeves and crew necks in various colors.

Sand Wash: Refers to using sand while washing a garment or fabric to soften and distress it.

Satin Washed: Another term for silicone washed, which produces a very smooth and soft finish to fabric, and also gives the fabric good draping properties.

Scoop Neck: Wide, gently curved neckline that varies in depth. Favored in women’s shirts.

Sheer Jersey: Very light weight jersey knit, weighing about 3.9 ounces per yard. A little stretchier than fine jersey.

Shoulder to Shoulder Tape: A thin strip of fabric sewn over the seam running across the shoulders and neck area. It covers the seam and looks better than an exposed stitch.

Shrinkage: Usually refers to cotton apparel and the amount it can be expected to shrink. Most cotton t-shirts are pre-shrunk, but 4-5% shrinkage can still be expected.

Side Seamed: Refers to shirts with a seam running down at each side under the arm sleeves to the bottom hem. Side seamed t-shirts are more expensive to manufacture.

Silicone Washed: Refers to using inert silicone in a washing process. Produces a very smooth and soft finish to fabric, and also gives the fabric good draping properties.

Singlet: another term for a men’s tank top.

Slim Cut: A style of t-shirt that is narrower than what one normally finds. For example, a full cut men’s t-shirt, size large, usually runs 22 inches across the chest (measured one inch below the sleeve). A slim cut will run about half an inch to 1 inch narrower, sometimes more.

Stonewashed: A washing process that uses lava rocks or sometimes silicon and rubber balls. This method makes fabric softer and gives it an aged or distressed look. Sometimes bleach is used in this process.

Tank Top: T-Shirt characterized by thin shoulder straps and no sleeves. The name came from the early term for swimming pools: swimming tanks.

Taped Seam: Not actual “tape,” but a thin strip of fabric sewn over the seam running across the shoulders and neck area of t-shirts. It covers the seam and looks better than an exposed stitch.

Tubular Style:A style that has no side seams; the body of the t-shirt is round and straight. Tubular t-shirts are less expensive to manufacture, and make up the bulk of the cheaper t-shirts.

Unisex T-Shirt: No standard definition exists for a unisex t-shirt, but generally speaking a unisex t-shirt is made of lighter weight, fine cotton jersey, side seamed, and not cut as full as a regular men’s t-shirt. The sleeves are not extra short, like cap sleeves, but are not full elbow lengths either. The body length is usually medium/long. However, there are wide variations in unisex t-shirts, depending on the manufacturer.

Uzbekistan: Former U.S.S.R. satellite that became independent in 1991 and is notorious for its cotton production methods, which include forced child labor and environmentally destructive practices. Ethical apparel companies boycott Uzbekistan cotton; however, many companies don’t care and have refused to join in the boycott because Uzbekistan cotton is cheap.

V -Neck: Inverted triangle style of neckline. Can be deep or shallow, depending on the style. Usually favored by women, but a shallow style v-neck is popular among men.

Viscose: Typically another name for rayon, as in viscose rayon.

Weight: Usually expressed ounces per square yard. A 5.5 ounce weight cotton fabric means that one square yard will weigh 5.5 ounces. Fine jersey cotton fabrics usually have lighter weights, while coarser cotton fabrics have heavier weights.

Wife Beater: Derogatory term for a men’s tank top t-shirt. Usually refers to a basic white tank top.

Yarn Dyed: Yarn that is dyed before it is woven into a fabric.

Perch Fishing – Learn The Facts That Can Help You Catch The Trophies

The yellow perch is a fish that is prevalent in quite a few different areas. Some areas that have yellow perch in the lakes and rivers are Canada, the Great Lakes region and even through Pennsylvania all the way to South Carolina.

These sought after fish are also seen in other states such as Iowa, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana and Utah. It is important to learn about the habitat and habits of the yellow perch in order to know the best ways to catch these types of fish.

The yellow perch is found in the states listed above in the many lakes and rivers which permeate those regions. These fish tend to eat during daylight hours and maintain an active lifestyle, so to speak. The yellow perch are most still when it is nighttime, which makes it easy for daytime fishermen to catch this type of species. The yellow perch is part of the Percidae fish family and is related to the walleye and the sauger.

As for the spawning habits of the yellow perch, these fish tend to do so at nighttime in 50-degree water temperature. They produce quite a bit of eggs and are said to spawn anywhere from 4,000 to 40,000 eggs. The spawning period of the yellow perch occurs in the springtime.

As for unusual characteristics, the yellow perch has a unique defense mechanism to protect against predators. When the yellow perch is threatened, it will raise its spiny fins to inflict injury on the predator and protect itself. The sharp fins usually do the trick with regard to warding off enemies.

For those who like to fish for yellow perch, there are a few tips which may help in yielding the best catch. First and foremost, since yellow perch are most active during the daytime, it is wise for fishermen to fish during daylight hours to increase the odds of catching one. Another tip relates to the bait and lures to use for catching yellow perch. Since yellow perch are caught quite easily due to their fondness for a wide array of items, one can use almost any type of bait or artificial lure to reel in the yellow perch.

The yellow perch makes a wonderful catch for fishermen of all skill levels. If one is looking to fish during daylight hours and lives in one of the many areas above, the chances of catching a yellow perch are more than likely.

My Wife Accuses Me of Cheating and I’m Not! How to Calm Her Suspicions

You feel as though your wife is paranoid, don’t you? It’s hard not to given the fact that she’s constantly accusing you of cheating on her. You have virtually no idea why she’s so suspicious and even though you try hard to calm her fears because they’re baseless, she still goes on and on about how she’s certain you’re not being true to her. It’s incredibly frustrating to be in your position because you are forced to prove your innocence on a daily basis. Why is it that some women become so convinced that their husband is cheating, even when he’s not? Is there a way you can stop her from worrying so you two can just focus on how fulfilling and devoted your marriage really is?

Before I delve further into how you can calm her suspicions, I’d like to address a possibility that you may never have entertained. Human psychology can be a very puzzling thing and there are often hidden clues in a person’s actions that we don’t ever recognize. Such is the case with a wife who accuses her husband of cheating even though he is completely and utterly devoted to her. Sometimes, when a person is being unfaithful, they will take to accusing their spouse of similar behavior. There are actually a couple of reasons why this happens.

First, and foremost, if a wife is indeed being unfaithful she is conscious of having to cover up her infidelity. To that extent she’s going to be more aware when something seems not quite right with her husband. For instance, if you hide your cell phone away in your pocket when you’re home, she may notice that your behavior mirrors her own so she’s going to jump to the conclusion that you are also cheating. The other reason a wife will sometimes accuse her husband of adultery, when in fact she’s guilty of it, is just that. Her guilt is so much that she needs to find a way to displace it so she directs it towards her husband so as to take the bulk of the burden off herself.

Please note that this is not always the case when a wife has become very accusatory. In most cases, it has nothing to do with the wife’s own devotion to the marriage, and it’s more much a self esteem related issue.

Your wife may be overly suspicious of your connections with other women because she isn’t happy with who she is. This can occur after a woman has been married for a time and her husband just doesn’t put in the same effort to make her happy as he once did. It also tends to be a problem for women who aren’t happy with themselves in a physical sense. If your wife looks in the mirror and doesn’t find her own body appealing, she’s going to assume you feel much the same way about it.

Calming these fears can be done but it does take time and patience. You must devote yourself to helping your wife embrace who she is, exactly as she is now. That means making more complimentary comments about how much you love and desire her. It means encouraging her to chase her own dreams and to do the things she finds fulfilling. You have to support your wife in every way imaginable. By doing this you’ll be showing her that you believe in her which in turn, will help her believe in herself more.

It’s essential that you tell your wife how much you adore her on a regular basis. We all sometimes neglect our spouse, not out of intention, but merely out of circumstance. If your life has become very busy and you don’t spend as much time with your wife as you once did, change that now. Create more opportunities for the two of you to be together. Talk with her more, and more importantly, listen to her more. If she feels you are focused solely on her, she’s going to let go of any suspicions she may have had about you being involved with another woman.

It’s also good to allow your wife unlimited access to your life and everything that entails. Leave your cell phone in full view, even when you’re out of the room. Don’t rush to answer calls in private. Also, invite her to visit you at your office whenever she wishes. If you show her you have nothing to hide, she’ll come to believe it.

IBS Cures – How to Cure IBS

There are many methods and products that claim to be the magic potion to cure irritable bowel syndrome, but how do you know what IBS cures will actually work, and what is safe? There is no one treatment that really cures IBS, but some lifestyle changes that can be made that will easy the symptoms of the disorder when they arise, or even prevent them from occurring.

Keeping stress at a low level is a good idea, since people with IBS who experienced stress seem to have worsened symptoms at that time. Good ways of reducing stress include regular exercise, starting with a brisk walk around the neighborhood. When the body feels tense, try to take deep breaths to relax. It might even be a good idea to see a licensed therapist to have massages done if the tension does not go away easy.

Sleeping also is important, because it's easy to be irritated easily when we are cranky. The recommended dosage is seven hours per night. The diet is an integral part of managing IBS. Increasing fiber intake is beneficial, eating foods like fresh fruit and vegetables, and whole grains. An easy way to sneak in more fiber is with supplements or by adding flaxseed to your morning cereal.

Herbal remedies are also available, and the herbs often used for irritable bowel syndrome relief include chamomile, ginger and mint. Before taking any medication, consult a doctor to make sure it is safe to take with this condition.

There are also alternative treatments that can help. Acupuncture and hypnosis therapy have been used quite frequently as well as IBS cures.

A Tribute to Seafarers!

Somewhere around 1500 BC, the Lapita people (ancients to the Polynesians) moved across the ocean carrying their plants of food and domestic animals. This marked the beginning of true seafaring skills in the Stone Age. The traditional craft used back then is what we now call a catamaran. These seafarers knew how to read wind and wave patterns, and navigated by the sun and stars. Once could say the Lapitas studied the flight pattern of birds as they headed towards landfall, the drift of vegetation, and even cloud formation; Skills old salts still use today.

In the mid-14th century, European Sailors ventured out into the Atlantic. On August 2, 1492, sailing the Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue leaving the Canary Islands. Financed by the king and queen of Spain, Columbus sailed westward in search of silks and spices in Asia only to discover America instead.

In the 1600's:

— 1620, December 21, wind-battered and weary, the Pilgrims anchored in Plymouth Harbor, MA after being at sea for approximately two months. They spend the winter on their crowded ship (Mayflower) and lost half the people due to disease. Over the next several years the population in Plymouth great due to new arrivals from England.

— 1659, the first homesteaders (two men, 1 woman, and six children), arrived on Nantucket Island traveling by open boat through seas churned high by winds of approaching winter. Farming and fishing were main activities till 1712 before whaling became popular.

— 1675, Boston Harbor Islands had historically been places where society had set apart unwelcome institutions and people on the margins. American Indians were interned on Deer Island during King Philips' war.

— 1684, the English purchased the Rumney Marsh and Pudding Point properties from the Native Americans. Then between 1753 and 1763, a fishing industry was located at Point Shirley and 300 people stayed and worked there.

For millennium Northeast coastal Indians fished, farmed and hunted on the islands, and European settlers used them for much the same purposes. The large natural harbor and New England's transportation network have made Boston a thriving seaport since. The port had its share of sea tales, as ships plying the harbor's sea-lanes associated pirates.

The pirates would ride up and down the Atlantic coast between Newburyport and Winthrop. It was here they would hide out at Pudding Point waiting for other ships to come down then attack and sink the boats. Before the boats would sink, though, the pirates would take the treasures of gold and jewelry off the boats, then sail back up towards Newburyport where they'd bury these rewards. Where exactly no on today really knows. However, if you come and visit Winthrop, be sure to walk the three-mile path around Deer Island and stop dead center at the tip. In front of you is a tiny island with a light on it called Nix's Mate. It is here where the pirates were actually imprisoned and some are believed to have died there. On a dark, windy day you can hear them cry revenge. Today boats make it a point to stay clear of Nix's Mate. The actual structure is a ledge and meeting place for four different channels; Nubble, Narrows, South, and North. The tide swirls pretty strong there and if you get caught, you may end up with the pirates.

Boston was also a port of entry for early settlers and alter immigrants seeking a better life in a new world.

In the late 1960's Winthrop had lots of mud flats surrounding their three yacht clubs. There was a problem at that time with some of the overflow from Deer Island coming back into the harbor. This "fertilizer" was causing sea lettuce to grow. Unfortunately, the sea lettuce was covering all the clam-flats causing the clams to die off. The odor and pollution from the clams were permeating the neighborhoods and peeling paint off the houses. A doctor was brought in to find out what could be done and he recommended putting everything under water by dredging.

Clamming is a lively industry in Winthrop and supplies many restaurants in the area. In fact, Boston chefs have claimed the best clams are the ones from Winthrop.

Every week the biologists at Plum Island's Purification Plant sends out an email to all the clam diggers in Quincy, Boston, and Weymouth. This email notifies clam diggers where and when they can dig for soft shell clams. According to Massachusetts State Law, a clam digger is allotted five racks of soft shell clams per day. This really is not a lot of clams in the scheme of things, but it's back breaking work all the same. Rules and regulations keep changing making it more difficult to support a family this way.

So, no matter if it's 110 ° or 20º below, a clam digger begins arriving at Winthrop's Public Landing ready to shove off one-half hour before sunrise. Armed with their buckets, boots, and trowels, they hop into the dinghies and set out for work before the next tide comes in.

Hunched over for hours with trowel in hand, the clam's fate is totally up to the clam digger as to whether it ends up on your plate or in a Seagull's belly. Clams are popular, but have to measure in at two inches in diameter otherwise be thrown back. Sometimes, if the diggers are in a hurry to finish before the tide comes in, the clams will end up being thrown up on the rocks. This is when the Seagulls get fed.

Once the five racks are filled, the diggers come back in. Here they'll meet up with the buyers and / or Environmental Police to check their clams. Because these clams are dug in Winthrop, they have to be transported to Plum Island's Purification Plant to be cleaned before being sold to restaurants and seafood stores.

At the purification plant the racks are put into deep deep tubs filled with salt water from the ocean. Ultra violet lights are used to clean the clams. The clams stay in there for three days and every morning the tanks are cleaned, samples are taken and checked for bacteria. Air bubbles are pumped into PVC to help clams breathe while in the water. Once the clams are cleaned and the onsite biologists approve, then the racks go through a washer for the last step before getting a stamp of approval by the state before going out. Once approved, the clams will sit in a walk-in refrigerator till they are picked up. However, if there is any bacteria found in any of the tanks while the clams are being cleaned, all those clams are thrown out. This causes a financial loss to the diggers and could mean no clams for the restaurants.

Schedule Of Dog Immunizations

If you have a dog as a pet, it is advised that you get it vaccinated regularly.  It is not only recommended by veterinarians, but in many cases, it is required by law to get certain types. For instance, rabies is a very dangerous disease that can be transmitted from dogs to humans. This would be one of those diseases that the law requires vaccinations, for obvious reasons.

Vaccinations for dogs are divided into two categories: Core and non-core. Core vaccines are the ones that all dogs need to have. Non-core vaccines are only recommended for certain situations.

Core vaccines include:

– Rabies: This vaccine has been highly successful and is effective according to the type administered. Side effects have been known to happen but the risk is quite low.

– Parvovirus: The vaccine offers an impressive rate of success and is effective for about 1 year. Side effects are minimal to none.

– Hepatitis: Your dog will be protected for approximately 1 year with this vaccine. Side effects are rare. The canine adenovirus-2 and CAV-2 are the only recommended vaccines to use.

– Canine Distemper: A very effective vaccine, it offers immunity for 1 year, with minimal to no side effects.

Non-Core vaccines include:

– Measles: It seems that dogs can get this disease as well as humans. However, it is only administered in situations of high risk canine distemper, and only in puppies that are 4 – 10 weeks old.

– Respiratory Disease caused by CAV-2: This is only given as needed annually, and has few side effects.

– Para Influenza: Dogs who are in shows, kennels, shelters or other large groups are advised to get this vaccine. It can be given annually or as often as needed.

– Lyme: Given annually, this one is effective in dogs with no previous exposure.

– Leptospirosis: Varying degrees of effectiveness is provided by this vaccine, and on some dogs it has no effect at all.

– Bordetella: This is an intranasal vaccine that needs to be administered 2 weeks before the dog is exposed.

– Corona Virus: There is not a lot of effectiveness in this one but is administered to dogs in kennels, shows, shelters, and breeding facilities.

There is a vaccine that combines adenovirus, hepatitis, distemper, Para Influenza, and parvovirus called the 5-way vaccine. There are some of the combinations that also add the Leptospirosis and the corona virus.

If you have a new dog or puppy, there is a recommended schedule to follow for vaccinations to be administered. The first one is parvovirus which should be given at 5 weeks of age. When your puppy is 6 weeks and then again at 9 weeks, it should receive the combination vaccine with Leptospirosis and corona virus excluded.

The rabies and combination vaccines should be received at 12 weeks. The combination vaccine should be administered again at 15 weeks. If Lyme is considered a threat, it should also be given during this same timeframe. When you have adult dogs, they need to receive the combination vaccine and the rabies vaccine. This is also the time to get the corona virus and Leptospirosis vaccines if there is a threat.

If you have any questions about when your dog needs to be vaccinated and what those vaccines should be, always check with your veterinarian.

Protection Against Critical Illness

Much as we may like this not to happen, critical illness is a life risk that can catch up with anyone. The cases of cancer are on the rise and so is other diseases like AIDS. And more so in today's times, when many of our eating and living habits may not be considered very healthy, lifestyle disorders such as high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Are always a lingering risk. However, with advances in medical sciences and treatments, chronic patients now have hope.

At times, there can be this grave misfortune of contracting a serious disease like cancer in childhood. Official statistics put the count around 1500 cases of childhood cancer in Great Britain last year.
Such figures can be threatening to our sense of well-being. One thing can provide you security though. That is critical illness insurance which means getting yourself insured and protected against such an eventuality. This can provide you cover for your major expenses incurred in case of any health-related misfortune. Alternately, such a policy may even be complementary to your main insurance policy that you get for yourself and your family.

Heart attack and cancer rank among the major insurance claims. Many of the critical illness that many people face is age-related. Ageing is a natural process and can not be helped. An insurance cover always acts as solid protection against such inevitable events.

If you go for an critical illness cover, always take the time to study the quotes of different agencies and try to understand and be clear on what will cover what. Decide on the areas where you may require potential treatment. You can directly call insurers or meet them for face-to-face quotes and details of coverage. Another good option is to seek quotes online. Chances are that you might be secure an insurance cover at competitive rates.

Medicine Questions and Answers

A long-suffering have a maple syrup urine odor, which of the following will be defect?
A patient has a maple syrup urine odor, which of the following will be defected? A. Metabolism of branched fasten amino acids B. Metabolism of tyrosine C. Metabolism of phenylalanine D. Metabolism of serin E. Metabolism of methionine A. It is caused by a deficiency in the enzyme complex responsible…

A long-suffering have bleeding oesophageal varices cause by cirrhosis of the liver (i.e. portal hypertension)…?
Why does he have systolic hypotension (105/85mmHg)? I know there would be some kind of hypotension due to the hypovolaemia cause by the variceal bleeding, but why is the diastolic pressure still normal? I dont know the answer but maybe i can stear you in…

A long-suffering receive an infusion of 3 litres of a solution containing 234mg of sodium chloride?
(molecular weight = 58.5), 125mg of potassium acetate (molecular weight 98) and 21mg of magnesium acetate (molecular weight 142) How oodles meq of sodium, potassium, magnesium, acetate and chloride does the patient receive? I don’t even understand what this question is asking permit alone…

A lot of medicine vote to store at 68 to 77 degree, but…?
…would it really hurt if the house daily gets up to 95 degrees during the year? not if for short spells – but if the temperature is always higher than the recommended length, then, the potency of the drug may be less faster than if the storage…

A matured follicle releases an ovum contained by response to a surge surrounded by?
A) oxytocin. B) follicle-stimulating hormone. C) luteinizing hormone. D) estrogen. E) progesterone. C) luteinizing hormone. FSH causes the ovum to mature. Estrogen levels rise as the follicle mature, reaching a “spike” just prior to ovulation. High estrogen levels trigger the LH surge, which triggers ovulation. After…

A Medical imagaging Question?
what is a radiological b type ultrasonography scan?? Either X-ray (radiology) or ultrasound, both cannot be together. An ultrasound scan with printing of pictures is b. – It’s a B mode ultrasound scan. It’s a method by which ultrasonography is used to obtain images, contained by contrast to, say, M mode sonography. –

A medical put somebody through the mill! Over-the-Counter?
Can someone help me answer this question please! A client is being treated for depression near phenelzin (Nardil). The indicator that would be useful to monitor the outcome “client will understand the potential side effects of monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressants” is that the client a) wears supportive shoes? b) elevate legs…

A medication ask?
HI IM THINKING ABOUT DOING THE ACAI BERRY DIET WITH TOTAL CLEANSE 3000 NOW IM CURRENTLY TAKING THE NUVA RING (BIRTH CONTROL) AND ZOLOFT WITH THE NEW DIET PILLS EFFECT ANY OF MY CURRENT MEDICATION? The Nuva Ring contains a combination of an estrogen and progestin, the progestin used in this product is a farily new type….

A memory device for afferent and efferent?
Anyone know a good way to memorize which one is which!? Afferent go towards something, efferent away, so afferent comes first, efferent next. A comes first in the alphabet. That’s the way I remembered it. – Afferent arterioles carry blood towards (the bowmens capsule) and efferent arterioles carry blood away from (the bowmans…

A merciful come within in advance this morning and the doctor sent them home beside an Rx for 15mL of cough suppressant?
A patient came in quicker this morning and the doctor sent them home with an Rx for 15mL of cough suppressant q8h x10d. The patient got home and have a calibrated tablespoon and a teaspoon. Which should they…

A merciful is taking the following medication: acetaminophen 325 milligrams,?
A patient is taking the following medication: acetaminophen 325 milligrams, one to two tablets taken every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain. How should this be charted using correct abbreviations? t,1-2,tas,po,q4t6h,prn,f,pn Source(s): i do this crap all day… tech – acetaminophen 325mg 1-2 tab po q 4-6hrs Source(s):…

A merciful is to be given 120 mg of a drug. the sticky label say that 3 mL of the syrup contains gr ii of the stirring?
drug. How much of the syrup is to be administered by the nurse? I do not believe that in this day and age nurses are still being asked in the region of doses…

A merciful receive 10 mL of a 20% solution of a drug. the drug dose is…?
2 milliliters. The dose in grams would depend on the specific gravity (density) of the drug. If the sg is close to 1, the dose would be 2 grams. – Since anonysquirrel’s answer had a thumbs-down vote, I did a little research to find…

A merciful requirements atropine .2 mg IM STAT. It’s available within .4 mg/ml. What is the correct dosage for this patien?
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A merciful undergo diagnostic test is ordered to own a differential white blood cell count and a complete?
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A module of the body that never have cancer?
Cartilage. – Your height, bulk, breadth, skin colour, shadow and breath. And your body heat. And your body odour. Oh, and your corneas and your tooth enamel. – Non-cellular tissues (hair, fingernails) won’t develop cancer. But any living cell has the potential for mutations which affect normal control of growth. -…

A nurse would cross-question which drug if ordered for a merciful recieving aspirin for its antiplatelet effects?
a. acetaminophen b. coumadin c. ibuprofen d. ketorolac not quite what you asking but yes a nurse would question a med if she thought something didn’t nouns correct. if a med error happens it goes against them and after so many they can…

A nursing request for information..?
Dont remember exactly what the question was but something like this. Patient next to an NG tube is NPO. The doctor orders morning pills. What do you do? 1. Give the patient the meds crushed through the NG tube. 2. Withhold the meds due to the NPO status 3. Call the Doctor to verify this…

A one time taken dose of alprazolam 0.5mg. is risk-free or not?
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Can nation drug ill-treat from aspirin?
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Can nephrolithiasis be a sequelae to cholelithiasis S/P cholesystectomy?
can a person suffer from kidney stones because he had his gall bladder removed? No. However, if you have your gallbladder out because of stones, perhaps the formation of gallstones and kidney stones are connected. It may just be bad luck though. –

Can neuronal loss cause by neurotoxins be reversed?
Can anyone tell me can neuronal death caused by neurotoxins be reversed or insensible means dead? Thankyou Once a nerve is dead, then it cannot be repaired/replaced. Depending on the severity of the prejudice, some nerves (I believe rarely) can be re-attached. The toxicity can be reversed, but once the nerve cell…

Can neurontin, robaxin and alcohol rationale a vicious overdose?
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Can no doz grant me side affects after several days?
i took no-doz tablets about 5 days ago around 3 in a couple hours, anyway, ever since then every year i have been feeling sick and coughing up blood. can the no-doz own something to do with it? also ive started a new job and discomfited to have these tummy…

Can nurse practitioners diagnose illnesses?
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Can nurse practitioners prescribe a blood transfusion surrounded by the state of pennsylvania?
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Can Nurse Practitioners stretch out their own clinics..? If so, surrounded by what states is it official?
I am a Nursing student and I would eventually like to become an NP. I would like to open a small OB/GYN clinic here contained by NYC. I want to specialize in check-ups, screenings, pre-natal care, breast exams, etc. Living here, I can…

Can nurses nick a medical exam to become physicians after a prolonged length of practise?
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Can nyquil be mixed near Exedrin strain nouns tablets?
I took some Exedrin pain relief tablets earier today (Nott sure exactly when). it is now almost 10pm. I want to filch some nyquil to go to sleep. Is it ok to mix thise two? the exedrin has 250mg of asprin 250mg of acetaminophen & 65mg of caffeine Take Excedrine in…

Can omeprazole be taken near ativan?
i read somewhere that taking them together may cause amnesia. is that true? if so, then why would the doctor (from kaiser) prescribe the latter, when well aware i be taking the former? http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/symptoms/amnesia/drug-interactions.htm Hey, It would help if you listed the dosages. But yes, you can take them together, here are no interactions;…

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Who Are The Most Famous Olympic Athletes in the History of the United States of America?

Evelyn Ashford (100m, 200m / Athletics)

In the latter half of the 20th century, curious, America's sprinter Evelyn Ashford took part in four Summer Games: Canada 1976, Los Angeles 1984, Korea 1988, and Spain 1992, after winning the right in the US Olympian Trials. By late 1980, she also was a member of the 1980 US Olympic Squad which boycotted the Moscow Games for political reasons. As well as winning several medals and special awards in the World Championships and National Tournaments, she won two Olympic medals during her athletic career, among them one gold medal in the women's 100m at the 23rd Summer Games.

Thomas Burke (Track & Field)

During the First Modern Games in Greece's capital city of Athens, toward the end of the 19th century, Thomas Burke won two Olympic gold medals: 100m and 400m, becoming a pioneer in the history of track and field. A few years later, the States had become a powerhouse in athletics on Earth, winning numerous Olympic gold medals and setting many world records.

Cassius Clay (Boxing)

At the 1960 Olympic Games in the Italian capital of Rome, Kentucky-born Cassius Clay –then known as Muhammad Ali– earned the light heavyweight gold medal. Thirty-six years later, he lit the Olympian torch for the Centennial Games in Atlanta (Georgia, US). After his victory on Italian soil, he became one of the greatest professional boxers of all time.

Janet Evans (Swimming)

By 1988, Janet Evans was one of the most famous swimmers on Earth, after capturing three gold medals — 400m, 800m and 400m individual medley– in the Games of the 24th Olympiad in Seoul. Thus, a year later, she won James E. Sullivan Memorial Trophy. In 1992, she won other title in the Summer Games in Spain. During her Olympian career, she set seven world records. She hails from Fullerton, CA.

Mia Hamm (Soccer)

Almost everyone across the United States, from Chicago and Kansas City to Miami Beach, Salt Lake City and Anchorage, have heard the name Mia Hamm. Why? Historically, Miss Hamm is the most important player in America's soccer history (male or female). By 1991, she quickly earned herself a name as a world-class player when her national squad came in first in the Inaugural FIFA World Championship. Then, she helped the US team to a gold medal in the first women's Soccer Olympic Tournament during the 26th Summer Games. By 2004, her team finished first in the Summer Games in Athens after a silver medal at the Sydney 2000 Games. Aside from learning Olympic medals and other international meets, she also led the American side to its second FIFA World Cup in the end of the 1990s; Hamm and her fellow Americans had captured the global title by defeating the team from the People's Republic of China (PRC), 5-4, on penal kicks in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (CA). Hamm was born on March 17, 1972 in Selma, Alabama. Bill Clinton, the former President of the United States, one of her fans.

Bruce Jenner (Decathlon / Track & Field)

At the 1976 Montreal Games, Bruce Jenner captured the decathlon event and set a new world record of 8.618 points during a battle with Nikolai Avilov of the USSR (his main rival), whon finished third. Due to his noticable performance in Canada, Jenner was one of the most popular sportsmen in the 70s.

Carl Lewis (Track & Field)

On the world stage, Carl Lewis is a sporting icon due to his wins in the Summer Games. Astonishingly, he has won nine Olympian gold medals (100m, 200m, 4x100m relay, long jump), becoming one of the greatest male athletes in the 20th Century, along with Jesse Owens (track) and Nikolai Adrianov (gymnastics). In addition, he won 10 golds at the IAAF World Tournaments in Western Europe and Japan. He hails from Birmingham, Alabama.

Edwin Moses (Athletics)

Edwin Moses never lost a race from 1977 until 1987. 122 wins! Over that years, he amassed two Olympic gold medals (Montreal '76 & Los Angeles' 84). Moses came onto the scene as an international icon in the world when he captured the men's 110m hurdles at the XXI Summer Games in Canada in July 1976. During those Games, he broke John Akii-Bua's Olympic record with 47.64 seconds. Four years later, he lowered his personal record to 47.13

Jesse Owens (100m, 200m, long jump / Track & Field)

Jesse Owens wrote history for the United States of America after winning four Olympic gold medals at the 1936 Games in Berlin (Germany). With a time of 10.3 seconds (a new world record), he captured the 100m. Then, after defeating Lutz Long of Germany, the heavy-favorite in Berlin '36, Owens came in first place in the men's long jump. In addition to winning the gold, in the following day, he set a new Olympic record of 20.3 seconds in the 200m. Under the direction of Owens, USA won the men's 4 x 100m with a new world record of 39.8 seconds. Owens hails from Alabama.

Michael Phelps (Aquatics)

Considered as the "Most Outstanding Athlete of the 21st Century", Michael Phelps has won 14 more gold medals than the combined total of ten countries around the globe: India (a country with a billion inhabitants and which made its Olympic debut in 1900) Iceland, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Luxembourg, Moldova, Sudan, Brunei Darussalam, and the Socialist republic of Vietnam. By 2004, Phelps captured six golds at the Athens Games. In the next Games, he picked a total of 8 Olympic gold medals. He was born on June 30, 1985, in Baltimore (Maryland).

Mark Spitz (Aquatics)

At the 1972 Munich Summer Games, the most outstanding swimming performance was achieved by Mark Spitz (USA), who picked up a total of seven golds. Prior to the 1970s, Spitz earned five continental trophies in the Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada), a record which remained unbeaten until 2007 when Brazil's star swimmer Thiago Pereira won many golds in the Continental Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Jim Thorpe (Decathlon / Athletics)

With 8,847 points, Jim Thorpe became the first American to win the Olympic decathlon during the Games of the 5th Olympiad in Stockholm, Sweden. Historically, he is considered one of the greatest all-around athletes of all time. Curiously, this amazing athlete won membership in more athletic halls of fame than any other American in the Twentieth Century. Following his sporting career, he chose acting as a career. He has become the most popular athlete in American history.

Is Eczema Beating Your Psychologically?

Atopic Dermatitis, which most people know as eczema, affects approximately 17 million people in America. The disease can be quite painful, inflamed, red, cracked or peeled, scaly, or have open sores.

Obviously, it is usually not very pretty. For this reason, patients often suffer from some emotional trauma because of the disease. This trauma is different for everyone and its severity is usually linked to other life events as well.

Many patients have intermittent depression which is apparent during flare ups, some patients may suffer a constant depression, and still others may not have depression at all. The keys to the emotional battle is to take charge of your life in as many ways as you can and learn to control your own stress in the times that you have no control over events.

The reason that so many patients exhibit depression during outbreaks is due to the physical appearance of the disease and other reactions to this. Family members can even add to this without thinking. You may feel like a spouse does not want to touch you (sometimes this is simply in your mind, however), you may notice family members looking at the eczema when they do not think you are looking.

Often you will encounter people outside your family who openly look at your disease with fear or disgust. One thing you need to keep in mind is that these outsiders do not know what disease you have, or if they do know, they may not know that it is not contagious.

The unknown tends to cause fear in others more than anything. This is much like a person who is afraid of spiders, not because they really fear the spider, but because they do not know how to recognize poisonous species. These people do not fear you, but they fear contagion.

To battle your emotional issues in connection with your eczema, there are a number of things you need to do. These things include:

Learn about your disease. You will feel better as you begin to understand your condition more and hearing about new research and treatments offers hope for the future of eczema patients.

Teach others about the disease. Your immediate family and closest friends should understand the disease almost as well as you do in order for them to provide the support you need and for them to feel more comfortable around you during flares ups. Colleagues and acquaints should have a good basic understanding.

They need to know that the disease is a combination of genetics and environmental triggers and that the disease is not contagious in any way. They need to know that certain vaccinations can be harmful to you so that they will be sure to let you know if they choose to take those vaccines.

Create a support network. This should consist of both immediate and extended family as well as friends and possibly a college or two. This way, no matter where you are, you can probably find a support buddy when you need one.

It is important to remember to divide the support as much as possible because leaving too much on one person for support can end up doing more harm than good, exceeding too heavy on one person can drive that person away. Your support network should understand eczema very well and it is your job to teach them about the disease. By understanding the particulars, they will be able to offer you much better support.

Join a support group made up of other patients with skin diseases. Ideally, this group would be one made up of eczema patients, but psychologically, patients with psoriasis often go through the same feelings that you do and are treated much the same by others as you are.

Find a good psychiatrist and psychologist (or licensed counselor). You may need anti depressants prescribed, either short term or long term depending on whether your depression intermittent or constant. It will take a psychiatrist to be able to prescribe this as a psychologist can not. Psychologists or licensed counselors are excellent for being sounding boards and helping you figure out ways to cope with feelings, rather than simply medicating them.

Recognize and control stress. Stress management is critical in helping to avoid flare ups as well as helping you cope with your depression and day to day life.

Follow the care schedule for your disease. Not only will this help you keep flare ups to a minimum, but it will give you the chance to control your disease instead of it controlling you.

Lose Your Weight Naturally

People want to feel good about themselves. This is their driving force to lose those extra few pounds that are not needed by the body. Even though controlling your appetite is the key to lose weight, the mind is the vital key and the most powerful tool one can use to trigger weight loss naturally.

The first thing you have to keep in mind is to feel good about yourself. Instead of allowing the food to make you feel better, you have to feel good about yourself, like feeling good about your hair, your laugh, your personality, your ability to be patient and the entire wonderful thing about yourself. You need to be positive about yourself and how you look.

Next is to slow down. Notice how fast you are eating. You need to slow down when chewing your food. It takes 20 minutes for the brain to recognize that the stomach is full. Therefore take your time when chewing your food. Next is to trade in delicious foods for personal feel goods. When down and sad, we usually resort to eating for comfort. Instead of opting for food for comfort, decide on reading a good book instead, or getting your nails done, or hair or go shopping.

Another temptation that drives us to resort to eating food is boredom. The solution to fighting off boredom to escape eating is to discover a hobby, one that you really like and can not wait to get up early in the morning to do. Little hobbies like making jewelry, making a cross-stitch, and more.

Getting adequate sleep as studies have shown is the most natural method of getting a healthier weight. Another natural way to lose weight is to meet Mother Nature. Yes, eating natural foods have low calories. Brush up during hunger attacks. When it is not yet snack time and you get one of those hunger attacks, try brushing your teeth. Brushing your teeth produces a desire to skip eating, or opt for a gum instead.

You can also do extra things to lose weight naturally. Just like taking the stairs to your office instead of the elevator. These are some things to keep in mind to help you fight off the temptation of eating too much than your body needs. The mind is a powerful tool especially when you are determined to achieve what you want. Feel good about yourself so that you may be inspired to lose those extra few pounds you have been carrying around.

Fruit Juice Tips in Urdu language

Leave the immune system requires greater security to cope with any type of infection. Now more than ever is required to raise the consumption of citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit and kiwi, considering that are rich in vitamin C, which reduces the duration of the disease and ease symptoms. Therefore, vitamin C, found in citrus fruits, strengthens the immune system and help prevent cases of flu.
Every day, our body is exposed to a large number of agents such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and other pathogens that form a very bad cocktail, so that our body feels, and its degree of protection is reduced drastically. The secret to keep him in a power asset is correct.

According to Dr. Corio Rosario Spanish Society of Physicians, “the relationship between vitamin C and increasing the body’s defense due to its participation in the formation of collagen, an essential element in building cell membranes, creating a barrier that prevents the virus entering the cell. ” Therefore, she insisted on “consuming a glass of orange juice at breakfast. On the other hand there is a fiber and pectin intake with beneficial effects for the body, due to fermentation in the large intestine, directly related to immunity. “

The power of this vitamin in the processes can be seen not only for the flu but also that “maintain the integrity of mucous membranes, is healing and repair muscle damage after strenuous physical exercise, “said Emilio Martinez de Victoria, a professor of nutrition at the University of Granada. To ensure that the daily ration of citrus to the needs of the body, Martinez de Victoria exposes three points of view: “Eating the recommended dose of vitamin C is sufficient to maintain normal functioning immune system, some say, others opt for a higher saturation than normal, while those who are advocating megadoses of vitamin C for optimal immune function. “It proved, however, say experts, that is sufficient consumption of 200 grams of an orange to cover 150 percent of the recommended daily amount.

Beyond this figure, the levels do not change. “It is not necessary to drink only orange juice, but grapefruit and lemons to be consumed as rich in vitamin C and is an excellent bactericide and antiseptic, perfect to dilute excessive mucus. On the other hand, are able to activate white blood cells that form the body’s defenses. However, given the high degree of acidity, experts recommend avoiding regular consumption and abuse so as not to affect the intestinal wall and worsen cases of gastritis. Sometimes you have blended with water, taking into account that retains the properties and do not affect the stomach.

There are several theories on the best time of day for this fruit to have the best effect on the body.
According to Dr. Corio, it is known that Vitamin C is unstable, it oxidizes easily when exposed to air and light and is destroyed at high temperatures, all these are factors that could lead to changes. “And especially the fact that, in general, “Our body is the most wise and that any quantity of Vitamin C we consume, the excess is excreted through urine. “If natural juice is best consumed fresh, after squeezing the fruit, vitamin C is lost otherwise, ” the doctor warns Victoria Martinez.

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Getting Rid Of Mildew On Your Roses

Mildew is every gardener's worst nightmare, especially those who have rose bushes. The most known and most common mildew that effects rose bushes is one known as sphaerotheca pannosa. This type of mildew is powdery. The mildew is usually a white or gray powder that is usually found on rose bush leaves, shoots, buds, and the pets. Once the mildew attacks the plant, it spreads very easily and a gardener will soon notice white patches on the rose bush. The fungus ever sucks all of the nutrients and water from the leaves, which in turn kills the leaves. The leaves often shrivel up and fall off of the bush completely.

The common powdery mildew is not caused by free water on the rose bush's leaves and other parts; Instead the mildew lives and thrives on hot, arid weather. In fact, watering your rose bush in the afternoon will help rid of some of the powdery mildew because it will break up the spores that are released by the mildew during the daytime. If you can afford to purchase fungicides, they are also helpful in getting rid of mildew. However, the fungicide will only be effective if you apply it at the right time.

Another type of mildew that is common on rose bushes is the Peronospora sparsa fungus. This fungus causes downy mildew, which opposite of powdery mildew, lives in a moist and humid environment. The mildew is usually found under the leaves of the rose bush. If you think your rose bush has been infected with a downy mildew, look for red, purple, or brown spots on the leaves. This usually ends in the leaves turning yellow and then falling off of the bush.

Unfortunately, this type of mildew is not as easily controlled as powdery mildew. Fungicides have not proven to be helpful; However, routine rose bush pruning increases air circulation, which then reduces humidity surrounding the plant. Regular seasonal pruning is very important to the health of your rose bush.

If you can not afford to purchase fungicides to get rid of mildew, or you just prefer not to use them, there are a few simple steps that you can follow to reduce the chance of your rose bush becoming infected.

  1. Before you plant your rose bushes, be sure that they are all spaced. Hybrid teas should have at least, 3 ft. Distances and larger bushes should be no closer than 4 ft. Keeping the plants farther away from each other allows them all to dry out quicker after you water them. Lingering water can cause and attract mildew, so spacing is important. Also be sure that your rose bush is receiving enough sunlight. Rose bushes that do not get enough sunlight will have thin leaves that can easily be taken over by mildew.
  2. Prune until you can not prune anymore! This is probably the easiest and most important. Prune whenever your bush needs it. That means year round, not just during the growing season. Pruning your rose bush prevents mildew from forming because the plant is able to receive enough air and sunlight that is spread evenly through the plant helps prevent mildew. Pruning a rose bush is very easy. During pruning season, prune your rose bush by cutting above the new buds. This ensures that the new growth will be pointed out instead of inward. It is also important to take time to inspect your rose bush to keep an eye out for any forming mildew. If you spot any dead or infected parts of the bush, simply remove it and then throw it out in a sealed container so the mildew does not spread.
  3. When you water your roses, water them carefully. To prevent the growth of mildew, water your plants at root level. This is most important when it is hot outside. Avoid getting water on the leaves, especially if you water your plants shortly before it is nighttime. If you do not water your rose bush at root level, the plant will become dehydrated, which is a trigger of mildew.
  4. To save money and time, try this home remedy for rose bushes. Many gardeners, both old and new, use the sting nettle. This spray is easy and quick to make. All you have to do is collect stinging nettle, put them in a sack, and crush the leaves. Then put the sack in water and let it sit in a warm environment for about a week or so. Then strain the water and dilute it with water. Use this liquid and spray it on your rose bushes every two weeks. It is sure to keep mildew away. If you do not have stting nettle, you can make a similar spray with these simple directions:

You will need:

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 gallon of water
  • 1 tsp regular-flavored Listerine
  • 1 tbsp liquid soap
  • 1 t tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp vinegar

Mix a cup of water with baking soda, Listerine, soap, and vinegar. Add all of this to a gallon of water and poor the liquid into a spray bottle. Shake it up and you're ready to spray!

Natural Treatment For Me – Affordable, Effective and Easy to Use

Natural treatment for me, for you, for everyone should be easy to use, highly effective and cost effective. The trouble with many natural treatments are that they can only be afforded by those with spare cash. A visit to a naturopath, although helpful, can run into a couple of hundred dollars or more.

Whilst their services and some of their products are undoubtedly worth this, it can still be beyond the financial reach of many, especially those with a family.

However, there is one modality of natural treatment that you can learn enough basic skills to become a very effective home prescriber. Although it is illegally to totally replace the need for professional natural treatment, it does remove the need for frequent visits, so is very much affordable by everyone.

Homeopathy is perhaps the only modality which you can learn some basic skills, to become a good home prescriber. Some of the ailments which you can learn to treat include:

  • Injury (soft tissue, nerve, hard tissue), sprains, strains, improved healing
  • Burns
  • Food poisoning
  • Hang-overs
  • Bites, stings
  • Shock, collapse
  • Colds, flu
  • Abscesses, boils
  • Ingestion of poison
  • Exhaustion, fatigue
  • Ailments such as inflammation, hay fever
  • Fever

For a home prescriber, this list is very comprehensive. However, over time, it is possible that you can learn to treat these ailments. Not necessarily all, in all their complexities, but many. Some will be beyond your ability, especially in the early months. But many will be within your reach quickly.

Homeopathy is one of the most effective, deepest, most far reaching modality of natural treatments, with the potential to resolve completely conditions such as family habits and deep disorders. It is also one of the most flexible forms of natural healing, with areas which can be easily treated by competent home prescribers.

Never understimate the ability of good homeopathic treatment. It can replace almost every other modality of health care.