The Sensible Means to Lose Fat and Gain Muscle

There is the famous quote that says: “‘each person is unique”. This quote allows us all to appreciate the person that we truly are. However, there will come a time in life when we wanted someone better, when we crave for a better life than what we have now. During this time, let us not let go of the thought of improving ourselves because this is the best thing that we can do to perk up our self confidence and eventually allow us to become a better person. Now, in case the idea of self improvement means the process to lose fat and gain muscle then you’ve bumped into the right article.

Basically, before you jump into any processes out there which will help trim down fat and develop muscle, it is imperative that you come to know some of the important attitude to gear yourself first with these important traits.

1. Have Patience- do not expect to see the good result right ahead. Keep in mind that it is a process which means that you have to follow the right time and the right pace for you to obtain the most suitable result. If you do not have patience to start with, expect that your lose fat and gain muscle will never become a reality.

2. Get Dedicated- there will come a time when all you want to do is to skip the workout just for you to have some good times with friends or family members. During these moments, remember that you are working to reach your goal and not the other way around.

3. Persevere- the processes that will let you lose fat and gain muscle is never easy thus you need to persevere hard in order to become triumphant in the end. Don’t worry; you are bound to get good result if you do not give up.

4. Hope for the Best- it is only when you have hope when you can competently go with the process well to lose fat and gain muscle in no time. Once you do not have this attitude inside you, there is the chance for you to give up on the process easily because you are not focused on the goal that you wish to obtain at the end of your journey. So it is just important that you always hope for the best all the times so you wont give up.

Myth – It’s Not Possible to Grow Taller After You Reach Adult Hood

There is a common myth amongst adult aged people that once you reach your adult age, it is not possible to increase your height because your body is done growing.

I want to clear this myth up by saying that it actually is possible to increase your height even if you are considered a full grown adult. There are certain stretching techniques and exercises that can aid in increasing your overall body height by as much as 4 inches. While 4 inches is on the extreme, growth of 1-2 inches is quite common and is an attainable goal.

For these techniques to work however, the person needs one thing: A motivation or desire to grow taller. I’m not saying that if you simply repeat in your head a thousand times that you want to grow taller, that you magically grow taller. I’m saying that if you work hard on doing these exercises each day for a 15-20 minute period, you can expect to see some good results within 2 to 3 months.

Stretches and Exercises

There are roughly 20 exercises that you can do that will increase your height. These exercises include many stretches and workouts for your lower back and abdominal muscles. These groups of muscles are in charge of keeping you upright. If you have not strengthened the right areas, you will slouch which will shave inches of your max height.

Stretches like the Scorpions Tail and the Standing Pencil stretch (that’s what I call it) work by increasing the space between each vertebrae in your spine. While the space that it created is  slight, multiplied throughout the length of your spine will increase your height by at least an inch total. Doing these stretches will also improve the general health of your back as well. You will be less likely to pull muscles or cause injury if you work on these stretches every day. Check out the free eBook guide located at the bottom of this article for explanations and examples of some height increasing exercises and stretches.

Bad posture = less height + bad back!

I would say that 90% of people have no idea what good posture actually is. It is not simply standing up as straight as you can. It takes a lot of conscious effort over years of time for you to properly understand what good posture is for YOU. You can not get this by simply reading a book or looking at pictures, rather you need to work towards it. Bad posture…even minor, can cause you to lose inches of your maximum height. There are many posture exercises you can do that will help you increase your height.

Physician Specialist Salary

A physician may choose his or her branch of medicine long before graduating from medical school. He or she may decide to become a specialist. With many different avenues to choose from, choosing a specific field of specialty medicine can easily become a daunting experience. The physician’s job description is ever changing and evolving. We will address a few of the many different roles a specialist might play in medicine, as well as the average national salary for each specialty.


Arguably one of medicine’s most stressful specialties, an anesthesiologist is the specialist that is directly responsible for the well being of the patient through prep, surgery, as well as recovery. It’s the job of the anesthesiologist to administer and maintain the medications associated with anesthesia and to properly monitor the patient’s vitals during surgery while under anesthesia. An average American anesthesiologist salary is $150,000-$300,000 annually.


Cardiovascular disease, other wise known as the ‘silent killer’, is the leading cause of death in both men and women of all racial backgrounds in the United States of America. America’s obesity epidemic has brought recent local and national attention back to the subject of cardiovascular disease. A specialist, known as cardiologist, treats the cardiovascular system including the heart, the arteries, and the veins. The average annual salary of a cardiologist is approximately $250,000 – $280,000.


A dermatologist is a specialist who treats conditions relating to the skin such as acne, rashes, or burns, just to name a few. An attractive specialty in that the dermatologist does not typically treat ‘skin emergencies’ after hours, so therefore the physician’s commitment to after-hours care is virtually non-existent. The average annual salary of a dermatologist is about $150,000 – $418,000.

Emergency Medicine

Emergency medicine can be exciting, fast paced, challenging, and rewarding. An emergency medical physician evaluates and treats patients with sudden or expected injury or illness. Often glamorized by television production, the role of the emergency medical physician is one of great concentration, skill, and responsibility. If you are the kind of person that works well under stress, emergency medicine may be the perfect physician job for you. Emergency medical physicians stand make a salary of $150,000 – $200,000 per year.


A neonatologist is a specialist that treats and cares for infants under the age of six weeks old. The neonatologist focuses on the many ailments and injuries that can affect an infant before the sixth week of his or her life. Typically, their salary ranges between $220,000 – $250,000 annually.


A neurologist treats diseases involving, or directly related to, the nervous system. Treating afflictions of the brain and spinal cord, a neurologist treats patients who have suffered strokes, brain injuries, or who may suffer from epilepsy. The role of the neurologist is a high salary career, and offers one of the countries best paying physician jobs. A physician in this field could earn a salary upwards of $460,00 per year.


A gynecologist is a physician who specifically treats conditions of the female reproductive system. Obstetrics is the study of the female reproductive organs during and after the birth of a child. Sometimes referred to as the ‘baby doctor’, the gynecologist will assist in the delivery of the patient’s newborn baby. An American gynecologist’s salary ranges between $225,000 – $250,000 per year. When deciding to study specialty medicine, it is important to remember that each branch of medicine is governed by a different set of prequalification standards. These standards may require an additional or extended course of study. A cardiologist, for example, must have a 3-year cardiology fellowship after completing a 3-year residency in internal medicine. A bit of research into your interests will help you to best understand what is required for your chosen field.

Metabolic Typing – An Introduction

Are you running on the right fuel? That depends on whether you are a Ferrari or a Mack Truck?

Imagine you're the owner of a beautiful, big, brand new Mack Truck, and you pull into the most exclusive petrol station that has the highest quality gasoline from the world's leading refinery. Now this gasoline is as good as it gets, and you're driving the best truck on 18 wheels. The man at the station decides to put the best quality gasoline in that big diesel engine. Oops! That Mack Truck had better have plenty of sleeping area because you're not going anywhere fast. Now it's not the fuel's or the truck's fault, it was simply the wrong fuel.

This analogy between individuality and appropriate fuel source is the principle behind Metabolic Typing. Below we examine:

O What Metabolic Typing is

O The three basic Metabolic Types

O The history behind Metabolic Typing

O How do you find out which Metabolic Type you are?

What is Metabolic Typing?

The following excerpt is drawn directly from The Metabolic Typing Diet by Wolcott & Fahey. (1)

Metabolic typing is based on the fact that over thousands of years of evolutionary history, people in different parts of the world developed very distinct nutritional needs (biochemical individuality), in response to a whole range of variables, including climate and geography and whatever plant and Animal life their environments had to offer.

As a result, people today have broadly varying nutrient requirements, especially with regard to macronutrients – the proteins, carbohydrates and fats that are the fundamental medical "building blocks", most essential to sustaining life.

We all need a full spectrum of nutrients. But, different people have genetically programmed requirements for different amounts of various nutrients.

It is these differenting genetically based requirements that explain why a certain nutrient can cause one person to feel good, have no effect on another, and cause a third person to feel worse.
Basically unless you acquire all the nutrients for which you have been genetically programmed, your cells' ability to perform their functions will be impaired.

Conversely when you eat according to your own unique hereditary requirements, as opposed to following some universal dos and don'ts or randomly prescribed dietary advice, it's entirely possible that you can …

O Achieve and maintain your ideal weight

O Strengthen your immune system

O Optimize physical energy and mental clarity

O Enhance athletic performance and endurance

O Overcome mood swings and depression

O Prevent and reverse degenerative disease

There's no single greater influence on your health than the food you eat several times a day, every single day of your life. One must first identify the specific raw materials that will support the body's unique biochemical requirements, and then supply them in the right combinations. Then, simply step aside and let your body repair, rebuild, and regulate itself.

The three basic Metabolic Types

1. Protein types (fast oxidizers) – some characteristics of people who are a protein type are: strong appetites (live to eat), cravings for salty and fatty foods, failure with low calorie diets, as well as fatigue, anxiety or nervousness. They burn or oxidise carbohydrates quickly and must eat more protein and fat to slow this process. Protein types also have a higher requirement for purines, which is a type of amino acid found in dark meats, like red meat, chicken legs and anchovies.

An average ratio would be 35% carbohydrates, 45% protein, and 20% fats and oils.

2. Carb types (slow oxidisers) – some characteristics of the carb types are: weak appetite, high tolerance for sweets, type-A personalities, variable energy, and caffeine deficiency. They do not burn fats and proteins as efficiently and therefore require a higher amount of carbohydrates (remember though not all carbohydrates are the same so it does not mean they can eat all the pasta they want).

Carb types often do well on meals consisting of around 70% carbohydrates and 30% light meats and lower fat foods.

3. Mixed types – as the name suggests they sit somewhere in the middle.

Some characteristics of the mixed type are: variable appetite, cravings for sweets and carbs, weight control problems, fatigue, anxiety, and nervousness. (6)

Carb type Mixed type Protein type

The history behind Metabolic Typing

In 95-55 BC Lucritius said: "What is food to one man may be fierce poison to others."

Since the beginning of time different cultures have had to adapt to the surroundings that they lived in, including the available food within their region and as a result of this, biochemical differences arose. In his ground breaking book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Dr. Weston A. Price documented the vast differences of diet among 16 indigenous cultures.
One example was between the Eskimos who eat a diet predominately of fat and protein, while the Quetchus Indians of South America ate mainly plant based foods and only a small amount of meat.
Both peoples were equally healthy and had excellent physiques on a vastly different diet, which if swapped might not have the same result. (5)

Now in the Far East Metabolic typing has existed for thousands of years. For example India Ayurvedic Medicine (5000 years old) recognizes three body types – pitta, vatta and kapha – each requiring their own specific dietary needs.

Chinese medicine also teaches different institutions and therefore recommends different diet needs (earth, wood, water, metal and fire).

In the west Metabolic Typing has been steadily improved upon with time through contributions from various progressively-minded researchers with the underlying notion of 'health being dependent on one's ability to obtain all the nutrients for which one has a genetic requirement'. (4)

Several of the key figures include:

Dr. Roger Williams, the noted biochemist and author of the classic 1956 book 'Biochemical Individuality' states that all people are genetically predisposed to specific nutritional needs, which, if not met, may lead to chronic health problems.

This he termed a person's biochemical individuality. He believed that all such chronic problems, even the most serious ones, are caused by such 'cellular malnutrition'. (2)

From Williams and several other key figures came the first form of Metabolic Typing by Dr. William Kelley in the 1960's and 1970's.

Dr. George Watson, a clinical psychologist and scientist, also examined the role of nutrition on the body and specifically the mind in his fascinating book 'Nutrition and Your Mind'.
He states the case that mental and emotional disorders are the result of the physical malfunctioning of the body's metabolism. Dr. Watson had noticed that some people were fast oxidisers, who burned foods and nutrients quickly, while others were slow oxidizers who burned foods and nutrients slowly.

By prescribing specific foods and nutrients to balance oxidative imbalances in patients he discovered that many of their clinical problems were resolved. (3)

Today one of the leading authority's on Metabolic Typing is William Wolcott (author of The Metabolic Typing Diet), who further refined the work of his predecessor's Kelley and Watson and through the clinical findings of thousands of patients over a period of 30 years.

How can you find out your Metabolic Type?

Beginning with the low cost alternatives:

1. On is a very basic test available for free (10 questions). is the largest online health newsletter and amazing resource for holistic health.

2. This months book review Paul Chek's 'Eat, move and be healthy' also uses a basic Metabolic Test (14 questions).

3. The Metabolic Typing Diet (which I thoroughly recommend) by William Wolcott has a 65 question test.

However through my experience with these tests most people begin around the mixed type as their level of awareness is generally low and influenced by outside factors regarding what is good for them.
If you are to use them it is imperative that you follow the fine tuning guides accompaning or they will remain simply guesses and you may miss out on the benefits that Metabolic Typing has to offer.

4. The most thorough initial way is through a professional Metabolic Typing Advisor who uses a comprehensive online questionnaire that examines physical and psychological yields and reactions to food.
For further information go to .

Next month we continue with Part 2 of this article, which is an interview with Sally Taylor from Diet Therapy ( who is my Metabolic Typing adviser. Sally will outline more of the practical implications involved in Metabolic Typing and address many of the commonly held beliefs.

Here is my challenge to you over the next month:

1. Complete one of the tests to find out your Metabolic Type

2. Begin tuning into your body's feedback mechanisms

Remember this is the most essential aspect of metabolic typing – creating awareness or simply stated, 'listening to your body' in regards to how certain foods make you feel. So are you a Mack Truck, Ferrari or something in between?

Recommended reading and references
1 Wolcott, W., The Metabolic Typing Diet, New York, Doubleday,

[2] Williams, RJ, Biochemical Individuality, New Canaan, CT:
Keats Publishing, 1956

(3) Watson, G., Nutrition and Your Mind, Bantam Book,
Row and Harper, 1972

[4] Mercola, J., Dr. Mercola's Total Health Cookbook and Program,, 2004

5 Chek, P., How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy !, Chek Institute, 2004

6 Burris, C., Truth in Nutrition, Pt on the article, 2003

Am I Allergic To Peanuts?

Having an allergy to peanut is commonly seen during the first years of life. Although unlike other food allergies such as milk, most people will not outgrow peanut allergy.

An allergic reaction to peanut, known as anaphylaxis, can manifest as minor or sever symptoms. It can show up as a minor irritation of the skin or it can develop into a more serious reaction such as constricting and blocking the airway for breathing. It is also possible that minor reactions in the past can lead to a more life-threatening reaction.

Peanut allergy will show up almost immediately after exposure. Eating peanuts or foods containing peanuts can trigger a reaction. Also, skin contact may bring about this effect. It can also occur if you inhale dust particles or aerosols containing peanuts. You may also be at an increased risk of developing peanut allergy if other family members have food allergies.

Common signs and symptoms include itching around the throat and mouth, skin irritation such as redness, hives or swelling. Antihistamines can be taken for these minor reactions. Other common symptoms may include stuffy or runny nose, stomach cramps and diarrhea.

Peanut allergy becomes an emergency if signs of anaphylaxis are present, such as chest tightness, breathing difficulties from airway constriction, rapid pulse, shock (extreme drop in blood pressure), dizziness or loss of consciousness. This situation requires a trip to the emergency room if no epinephrine injector, such as an EpiPen or Twinject, is readily available.

There are tests, such as a skin prick test or blood test, which can be done at your physician’s office to determine if you or a child has peanut allergy. This way, you can take the proper steps to avoid future reactions. If you have a peanut allergy, you must avoid foods that contain peanuts, read food labels carefully and have an epinephrine injector nearby at all times.

H. Pylori Agents Drugs Information

Type of Drug

A combination of drugs used to reduce the risk of duodenal (stomach intestinal) ulcer recurrence caused by infection with H. pylori.

How The Drug Works

Lansoprazole reduces gastric (stomach) acid secretion by blocking the final step of gastric acid production. Amoxicillin kills bacteria by preventing the production of the bacterial cell wall. Clarithromycin suppresses the formation of vital proteins by bacteria, slowing bacterial growth.


For the treatment of H. pylori infection and duodenal (stomach / intestina ulcers (active or 1-year history of a duodenal ulcer) to eradicate H. pylor and prevent ulcer recurrence.

Diarrhea: If diarrhea develops during lansoprazole / amoxicillin / clarithromycin use, pseudomembranous colitis must be considered. This inflammatory condition of the colon is due to overgrowth of bacteria that is not filled by lansoprazole / amoxicillin / clarithromycin. The primary cause is a toxin produced by a bacteria known as Clostridia difficile. Colitis symptoms may range in severity from mild to life-threatening. Mild cases usually respond by stopping the antibiotic. In more severe cases other antibiotics may need to be used.

Pregnancy: Adequate studies have not been done in pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed and potential benefits outweigh the possible hazards to the fetus.

Breastfeeding: Amoxicillin appears in breast milk. Because of the potential for serious adverse effects, decide whether to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug. Consult your doctor.

Children: Safety and effectiveness in children have not been established

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or if you are planning to take any over-the-counter or prescription medications or dietary supplements while taking this medicine. Doses of one or both drugs may need to be modified or a different drug may need to be prescribed. The following drugs and drug classes interact with this medicine.

Amoxicillin only Allopurinol (eg, Zyloprim)

Contraceptives, Oral (eg, Ortho-Novum, Ovral) Probenecid (Benemid)

Tetracyclines (eg, tetracycline HCI)

Clarithromycin only Anticoagulants, Oral (eg, warfarin)

Astemizole (Hismana /)

Benzodiazepines (eg, alprazolam, diazepam, midazolam, triazolam)

Buspirone (Buspar)

Cisapride (Propulsid)

Cyclosporine (eg, Neoral, Sandimmune)

Dihydroergotamine or ergotamine (eg, Ergomar)

Disopyramide (Norpace)

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

Side Effects

Every drug is capable of producing side effects. Many patients experience no, or minor, side effects. The frequency and severity of side effects depend on many factors including dose, duration of therapy, and individual susceptibility. Possible side effects include:

Digestive Tract: Diarrhea; Taste changes; Nausea; Dark stools; Sore tongue; Mouth sores; Tongue discoloration; Dry mouth; Thirst; Indigestion; Stomach pain or irritation; Vomiting; Rectal itching.

Urinary and Reproductive Tract: Vaginal inflammation; Vaginal infection.

Nervous System: Headache; Confusion; Dizziness.

Other: Muscle pain; Itching; Rash; Hives.

Guidelines for Use

Take exactly as prescribed.

Each medication packet contains enough medication for 2 doses.

Usual adult dose is 30 mg lansoprazole (1 pink and black capsule), 1 g amoxicillin (2 maroon and light pink capsules), and 500 mg clarithromycin (1 yellow tablet) taken together twice daily before eating (morning and evening) for 14 days . Swallow each pill whole.

Failure to complete full course of therapy may allow the infection to return.

If a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is near time for the next dose, do not double the dose in order to catch up unless advised to do so by your doctor. If more than 1 dose is missed, or if it is necessary to establish a new dosage I schedule, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Discontinue therapy immediately and contact your doctor if any of the following occurs: Rash; Hives; Difficulty breathing; Swelling of the eye-lids, face, tongue, or lips.

Notify your doctor if diarrhea develops while taking this medicine or shortly after completing therapy.

This product contains a penicillin. Tell your doctor if you have a penicillin allergy.

Decreased dosage or dosing intervals of clarithromycin may be necessary for patients with severe kidney damage and will be determined by your doctor.

Store at controlled room temperature (59 0 to 86 ° F). Protect from light and moisture.

Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms – Finding to Know for certain Trigger and Safety Measures

Magnesium deficiency symptoms can effortlessly be mistaken for symptoms of other health conditions. By way of example, some symptoms are identical to coq10 side effects. Although magnesium could be obtained by means of diet plan, many people today do not eat sufficient of the best foods to obtain the correct daily amounts of magnesium they will need. Severe magnesium deficiency is rare, though it does happen.

Magnesium is essential to the body due to the fact it assists with a wide range of items. It is utilized by a number of organs, such as the kidneys and heart. Muscles utilize magnesium, too. Energy production, teeth and bones all benefit from magnesium. In addition, magnesium helps the body regulate many vitamins and minerals for instance calcium, vitamin D, copper, zinc and potassium. Magnesium plays a versatile and vital role in the growth and functioning of the human body. Sufficient quantities of magnesium are necessary within the human body functions like regular bone growth, blood sugar control, nerve and muscle function, immune method support, body temperature control, blood pressure control and metabolism.

When the body does not get enough magnesium, specific symptoms can begin to occur. These symptoms incorporate restless leg syndrome (RLS), irritability, nausea, confusion, low energy levels, fatigue, hormonal imbalance, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), muscle cramps, sleep disorders, vomiting, poor fingernail and toenail growth, heart rhythm abnormalities, hyperventilation, low blood pressure, muscle weakness, anxiety, migraines, foot pain, muscles twitches, seizures and kidney stones.

The causes of these symptoms could be dietary or related to other wellness conditions that trigger the body to not absorb or method magnesium correctly. A couple of of the medical conditions that will trigger magnesium deficiency include intestinal virus, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diabetes, kidney illness, hyperthyroidism, pancreatitis and ulcerative colitis.

Certain lifestyle habits may also contribute to this deficiency. These consist of consuming significant quantities of alcohol, salt and caffeine, at the same time as long periods of sweating and tension.
Heavy menstruation may also contribute to this deficiency.

1 approach to aid avoid magnesium deficiency symptoms would be to eat a healthy diet plan, wealthy with foods that contain magnesium. Magnesium is discovered in wide range of foods, for instance vegetables, fruit, nuts, legumes, seeds, soy and grains. A couple of of the distinct foods that include magnesium are green leafy vegetables such as spinach, avocados, bananas, cashews, almonds, peas, tofu and brown rice. A different option would be to have magnesium levels checked by a physician and then take nutritional magnesium supplements inside the proper amounts.

If the deficiency is caused by a medical condition, it may well clear up once the medical condition is cleared up or in-check. If the deficiency is caused by life-style habits, those can be altered to help reduce or remove symptoms. 

Herpes Genitalis Cure

You’ll be glad to hear that, despite the so-called medical ‘facts’ you’ve probably heard or read, which say there is no cure for Herpes Genitalis, there is another more positive view.

There is evidence that it is possible not just to find effective natural treatment for viral infections such as Herpes & even AIDS, but even to experience a complete cure.

So far medical research has found no way to eradicate Herpes.

So if you’ve tested positive for the virus you’ve probably been told there are now drugs to treat the symptoms and shorten the length of the acute attack – but that you can never get rid of the Herpes virus altogether.

That would mean that even when you are over the first attack and you are no longer showing any symptoms the virus is still in your system and later you will probably have a flare up intermittently and need another course of treatment.

However – it seems there are other much better possibilities than those offered medically.

I certainly believe there are more effective ways to deal with the virus than you will be offered medically.

The first time I saw someone successfully use a natural health method to prevent any recurrence of Herpes Genitalis was in someone who took large amounts of Tahitian Noni Juice for natural healing and then continued to take it on a regular basis over many years – and never had a recurrence of the virus after the first proven infection.

Though she was convinced the Noni juice had saved her from further problems it is of course impossible to say whether the result was due to the Noni juice or to some other factor – such as her absolute belief in this natural treatment, for example, or perhaps some other factor in her diet or in her life – including perhaps her own healing powers that she was not at that time aware of.

In fact it is always impossible to be certain in human beings what is the cause of a cure when it does occur – whether the person used medical or natural treatment – because there are always so many other factors that could have been involved. Even when someone takes a drug and gets better for example we cannot be certain it was the drug that produced the healing – for the same reasons.

However – the point is – this girl was cured – by something – which shows that healing is possible.

Over the years I have studied and used various forms of natural healing – from diets and supplements – to energy healing, laughter therapy and mind training – in an attempt to help patients who were not getting results with medical treatment or who wanted to avoid the side-effects of various medications. And although not everyone was cured there have been many cases where the healing results have been far beyond medical possibility and medical explanation.

While still running my own medical practice for example I saw some amazing results with natural treatments. One lady was cured completely of pancreatic cancer. Another – who had been suffering severe infected psoriasis all over her body for many years – despite all medical treatments – was completely clear within a month of starting a natural treatment.

And early in 2011 I modified my own already successful natural healing techniques after learning about university laboratory studies in which a 100% cancer cure was produced in mice – using only natural healing.

You can learn about home remedies, experience free natural healing for Herpes Genitalis or learn how to do natural healing for yourself at Jersey Natural

Male Puffy Nipples – Why Do They Happen?

Many males develop puffy nipples during puberty. But while most of these males see their chest flatten by the time they reach adulthood, for some, the condition remains. Puffy or swollen male nipples are an embarrassing cosmetic condition. A lot of guys had a hard time in high school when their classmates laughed at them for having these feminine nipples. Once they become men, having oversized nipples can be detrimental to a man’s social and sex life.

Why do male puffy nipples occur?

Puffy nipples are in fact one symptom of a cosmetic condition known as Gynecomastia, which is in essence excessive fat in the male chest area. Gynecomastia occurs in over 50% of adolescent males and in over 30% of adult males. The most common symptom of Gynecomastia is a benign swelling of the breasts. This happens in various degrees, from a slight protuberance to a complete feminine appearance. Puffy nipples are another symptom which in some cases happens alongside a general swelling of the breast area.

The excess fat literally pushes the nipple outwards and causes it to jut forward. The best way to get rid of swollen nipples is to reduce the excess chest fat which is pushing them out.

Do they mean I have a disease?

The simple answer is no. In nearly all cases, Gynecomastia is simply a cosmetic condition brought about by an unhealthy lifestyle or hormonal imbalance. However, there are a number of genetic syndromes such as the Gilbert syndrome which may, as a side effect bring upon Gynecomastia and puffy nipples. As this is but a side effect, most likely you would have already known if you had this syndrome.

Depression in Married Couple's Life

Every one wants to lead a happy and beautiful married life. Marriage is the most special moment in any body’s life. Except that they do not know what responsibilities it comes with. Ignorance about how to lead life after getting married, potentially creates depression in ones life.

Many are not prepared for life after marriage. Hence, come out of disillusion soon as the wedding and honey moon are over. Then they begin to realize realistic picture regarding married life and responsibilities it come with.

They are not ready or prepared mentally to execute their responsibilities. It leads them to constant quarreling over a range of issue and indulges in petty fighting more often. This may also create misunderstanding among the husband and wife. Further, each spouse starts taking decision in their marriage according to their perception. This makes them even more apart from each other.

As each one will try to hold his/her decision as correct or viable, leading them to view each other as separate individuals or competitor. Such a relationship gets highlighted as being incompatibility. And it gets very difficult for both to continue with this relationship.

Such a relationship makes their respective live stressful and directionless. Both husband and wife would then contemplate to leave bond of marriage as better option to save their life from daily dose of stress and tension. They get so soaked up in tension, pressure that they are willing to break free from marriage to safe themselves.

They feel so depressive that this begins to affect their professional life as well. Depression is feeling of being low or sad for considerable long period of time. Depression is not regular sadness, grief that goes away after short time. Many people around the world experience different Types of Depression. People who want to safe themselves need to gain info about depression and its symptoms to live a happy life.

So what is need to safe the marriage?

Every work we carry out in this world has it own set rules, rights and eventually action based result. Unless you understand your role and responsibilities, it is not easy to make any thing work. Let alone fight for your rights.

It is common for women and men to dream about a perfect marriage life. But world of imagination is not same as real one, and dream rarely culminate in real life. Some couples are so engrossed in their fantasy that they are unable to cope with real truth. It is important for newly weds to concede and accept realistic expectation regarding married life.

Understand you partner, their nature and their right. This approach will help you in understanding your duties toward your spouse. And in turn make your spouse change any misconception about your. In turn start accepting you and appreciating your efforts. Be the first to initiate wellness in your marriage, do not involve yourself in thought of ‘why I need to start being nice, he could start it too’. As fruit of successful marriage is for you to enjoy, you are doing it for your own good.

Be alert and well prepared to face any challenges or difficult situation as they arise. It is normal to have problem or serious issues in every marriage. What matters is how tough and intelligent you are to deal with them. Have a mental attitude to sort out issues.

Communication is important in marriage, healthy marriage always depend on how issues can be solved through one to one talk between husband and wife. Talk about your expectation from the marriage. Be open to your spouse and discuss every issue you feel about. This will help you in eliminating problems and also understanding your partner’s like and dislike too.

Being patient in face of crises is indispensable quality, every spouse need to build in them. Giving support to each other when feeling down, sad or unhappy, will build trust and love in one another’s heart.

Finally do not starting expecting things to correct themselves over night. Give some time for issue to be settled down and wait for solution to accompany results. Besides, you always have option of seeking counseling if circumstances demand.

Fight Stress With Positive Thinking

In his famous book first published in the 1950s, Norman Vincent Peale shows us that “The Power of Positive Thinking” leads to a productive and happier life. He teaches us how to overcome obstacles and to replace negative thoughts with positive solutions. Even he could not have anticipated the full power of the idea. Sixty years later, we now know that positive thinking also leads to healthier life.

Our bodies produce different hormones depending on our emotional state. For example, when we are happy and at ease, our bodies release serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin. When we are stressed, anxious or angry, our bodies release cortisol. It is easy to see how a sustained attitude in one direction or the other will result in a very different chemical balance in our bodies.

Even if you start the day on an even keel, you trip over the dog on the way out the door and spill coffee on your shoes. This sets you up for a more stressful drive made more challenging by people who insist on cutting into your lane or preventing you from merging into theirs. When you arrive at work, you find the packages you thought you shipped out the previous evening are still lying on the table where you left them. At exactly 8:30 AM, an irate customer bangs on the door and curses at your for twenty minutes for shipping a damaged product. At this point, your cortisol levels have spiked, and they’re set to stay that way for the rest of the day.

Sustained high cortisol levels can result in a compromised immune system and heart disease among other things. The body will often react to the chemical imbalance by revealing unexplained pains, such as lower back pain, or shoulder pain. When you’re stressed and full of negative emotions and thoughts, you also take on symptoms of other people even if there is no underlying cause. You hear someone complaining about a fever or indigestion or lower back pain and suddenly you have it. These pains can serve as reminders to jolt us into an attitude adjustment.

The same idea applies to people who believe they are susceptible to illnesses. If you believe you get the flu or other virus making the rounds, you most probably will. Worrying about these things keeps your body chemistry imbalanced and with the weakened immune system, you are more likely to suffer an attack. The connection between our thoughts and our bodies is real and we experience the result of that thinking.

You have more control over the state of your body’s chemistry that you may realize. You choose how you respond to each unexpected and undesired event. Think a little before reacting. In the grand scheme of things, the coffee spilled on your shoes, or the ill-mannered drivers on the freeway are just not that important. They are certainly not worth wasting your health on, and they are regular, routine events that occur every day. Count to ten slowly, take a deep breath and let it go.

Look at it in the big picture and stay calm. You’ll arrive at work relaxed and ready to go and reserve the emotional reaction for when the important things happen. Choose a positive attitude, don’t let the little things get under your skin and you’re more likely to lead a healthier and longer life.

5 Sure Fire Ways to Heal a Boil

If you suffer from boils, I feel for you because I also suffer from boils. This article will give you 5 ways to heal a boil naturally. I know these because I have used them successfully myself after years of trial and error.

If you don’t really know what a boil is, it is a red, swollen, painful bump under the skin. It is a skin disease caused by the inflammation of hair follicles, resulting in the accumulation of pus and dead tissue. Boils are usually caused by a bacteria which is normally found on the skin surface. They can occur pretty much anywhere on the body, but they are most common on the face, neck, armpit, buttocks, and thighs.

If you have them, you know how painful, itchy and burning they can be. Here are 5 sure fire ways to heal a boil without having to go to a doctor:

1. A warm water compress is sometimes a good remedy to heal a boil. The warm water helps open the boil thus allowing the pus to be drawn out. Once the pus has fully drained, thoroughly wash the area with warm water and antibacterial soap.

Antibiotic ointment should then be applied to the boil until the boil completely heals. You may want to also cover the area to avoid further bacterial infection.

2. To heal a boil filled with blood, use 1 cup of bitter goard juice and add lime juice to it. Drink the mixture on a daily basis and watch the boils disappear.

3. Take one teaspoon of milk cream and mix it with a half teaspoon of vinegar and a pinch of turmeric powder. Mix it into a paste and apply it daily to heal a boil.

4. Mix powdered pomegranate skin, fresh lime juice vinegar and mash it into a paste. Apply the mixture to boils for immediate relief.

5. Grind Neem leaves into a fine paste and apply it directly to your boils on a daily basis. This mixture will help heal a boil by not only giving you pain relief, but also drying out the boil, retarding further bacteria growth.

There are additional ways to heal a boil and these focus on using natural, home ingredients. As your particular situation and severity will vary, you may have to try a few different things to get relief.

Anxiety and Anxiety Attacks

Anxiety disorders are the most common of emotional disorders, annually affecting more than 20 million Americans. Anxiety which interferes with normal activities like going outside or interacting with other people. Anxiety attacks are the most extreme example of an anxiety reaction. Anxiety disorders fill people’s lives with overwhelming anxiety and fear. When anxiety reaches a level at which the symptoms cause the sufferer to experience symptoms which exceed those normally experienced during an appropriate anxiety reaction, an anxiety attack is formed. Anxiety reactions are formed in the subconscious mind by a small organ called the Amygdala. Anxiety attacks can be eliminated very simply. Because anxiety attacks and high anxiety are the result of a learning process in the subconscious mind which causes the amygdala to react inappropriately, it can be ‘un-learned’ in the same way. Anxiety attacks are strong sensations that for many people creates the feeling of dying or going crazy. Anxiety attacks, also called panic attacks, are unexpected episodes of intense terror or fear. Anxiety disorders tend to run in families. People with anxiety disorders often have a family history of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, or substance abuse.

Anxiety attacks usually come without warning, and although the fear is generally irrational, the perceived danger is very real. Symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks / anxiety attacks include racing heart, hyperventilation or breathing difficulties, as well as chest pain, nausea or dizziness, headaches, shaking and trembling, and many more. Anxiety can also exacerbate many pre-existing medical conditions, such as ulcers, hypertension, and respiratory conditions including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Furthermore, anxiety is associated with mitral valve prolapse, chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep apnea, irritable bowel syndrome, and chronic tension headaches. Behavioural therapy – performed with a mental health professional to help gain control over unwanted behaviour. Cognitive therapy – similar to behavioural therapy but dealing with unhelpful and unproductive thoughts patterns.Anxiety medications can be habit forming and may have unwanted side effects, so be sure to research your options.

Medication – A short prescription of benzodiazepine tablets, such as diazepam, may be helpful in relieving short-term stress-related anxieties. Beta blockers are the best drug class to control physical symptoms of anxiety & panic attack and are normaly prescribed to prevent rapid heartbeat, shaking and trembling related symptoms. Buspirone is another medicine that is prescribed in the short-term to relieve anxiety. Antidepressants such as paroxetine may be prescribed for certain anxiety disorders such as generalised anxiety disorder, social phobia and OCD, and when anxiety is associated with depression. Group therapy – with one or two specialised therapists, particularly helpfully for certain conditions such as difficultly relating to others or being scrutinised by others. Psychoeducation – recognition by the patient that they have a treatable medical condition, and self-education through books and websites, and mental health professionals.

Anxiety and Anxiety Attacks Treatment Tips

1. Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is very effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders.

2. Medication is sometimes used in the short-term to alleviate severe symptoms so that other forms of therapy can be pursued.

3. Relaxation techniques – Relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation, controlled breathing, and guided imagery may reduce anxiety.

4. Biofeedback – Using sensors that measure physiological arousal brought on by anxiety.

5. Hypnotherapy – Hypnosis for anxiety is conducted by a clinical hypnotherapist.

Is This Causing Your Kid’s Peanut Allergy?

Peanuts aren’t the only foods currently causing problems for children – but it’s a fact that peanut allergies have quadrupled in the last 20 years. These days, allergic reactions in kids to many foods have become epidemic.

Most sources blame toxins in foods, including growth hormones, pesticides used in the farming of foods, and additives in processed foods that were never there years ago.

In fact, those additives don’t appear in the ingredient lists of the same foods when they’re sold to other countries. Those countries simply won’t tolerate them in their foods.

Could Something Else Be To Blame?

With all of this evidence, I’m not denying these possible causes behind kid’s allergic reactions. Yet it’s also possible that something more obvious, and just as toxic (maybe more?), is behind the reactions.

Could the increase in food sensitivities be due to the inclusion of sugars in so many foods? Kids eat sugar all day, week, year in all the “standard” forms – cookies, ice cream, candy. And they consume it in other foods to which it’s been added.

I’m wondering if this constant exposure to sugar has compromised kids’ immune systems and made them more susceptible to allergies and food sensitivities in the first place. It’s not as far-fetched as it may sound.

Lots of Literature Points To Sugar

Before I began my doctoral research and had to narrow my studies to stay within my field of psychoactive nutrition, I had done much reading on food sensitivities and the various ways they can occur.

One way to develop a food sensitivity is to consume that food together with a food to which you’re already sensitive.

Another connection is with sugar. For example, I recall reading one researcher’s theory that reactions to eggs were common because they’re eaten with orange juice (and even pastries) in the morning. Yes, that’s only one example, but plenty of others exist.

What About Repeated and Constant Exposure?

Do your kids eat sweetened cereals? Not just Fruit Loops. How about supposedly healthful cereals like granola? It’s loaded with honey and dried fruit. Are trending sugars – like agave, maple syrup, coconut sugar – creeping into your child’s diet day after day?

And which other foods are your kids eating in the same meal as those sugar-containing foods? Have they ever had a reaction to one of those other foods?

Again, I’m not denying the toxic-chemical theory that most people blame for food sensitivities. It’s highly likely that is one significant cause.

But I can’t ignore how much sugar kids eat – both in junk food and in so-called healthy foods that are loaded with sneaky sugars that moms don’t necessarily want to believe are bad. In some cases, those sugars have developed reputations as health foods, so mothers feel okay about feeding them to kids and giving them more every day.

My recommendation is to remove sugar from your kids’ diets and see if the food sensitivities come under greater control. Even if they don’t, your kids will be healthier for it overall.

Needless to say, getting rid of sugar can work for adult diets, too.

Top 10 Menopause Symptoms

Recent research regarding the inquiries into menopause symptoms has revealed what the Top 10 subjects are that women want to read about online. Some of these articles have been viewed up to 5,000 times. The Top 10 women's health issues summarized below give you an idea of ​​the problem as well as the solution, both medical and alternative. Of course, it's always wise to consult a doctor first before trying anything on your own.

Here's the Top 10 Things Women Want to Read About Menopause

1. Water Retention

Possible Cause (s): Excessive accumulation of fluid in the body, may include bloating. Weakened adrenals, kidneys, circulatory system or sometimes the heart.

Solution (s): Reduce salt intake. Get daily exercise. Dandelion tincture, Dong Quai. Eat foods including asparagus, corn, cucumber, grapes, watermelon (avoid black tea and coffee). Use essential oils such as cypress, geranium, juniper, lavender and rosemary.

2. Dizziness

Possible Cause (s): Spinning sensation inside your head that may cause you to feel nauseous or faint and have to sit down; Or just leave you feeling imbalanced and not at peace. Can be caused by anxiety, migraines, panic attacks, changes in blood pressure, low blood sugar, and viral infections.

Solution (s): Estrogen and progesterone supplementation. Eat small meals every 2-3 hours. Do deep breathing exercises (take a yoga or tai chi class). Drink more water, less caffeine and avoid sugar if you can.

3. Fatigue, Mental & Physical

Possible Cause (s): Levels of energy drop significantly including falling asleep during the day, Unable to concentrate for any length of time. Causes can be Chronic fatigue syndrome and hypothyroidism, as well as hormonal imbalances.

Solution (s): Avoid caffeine, smoking and alcohol. Use herbs including sarsaparilla, wild yam root. Walk in the sun (Vitamin D). If you think you have CFS or thyroid problems, see a doctor.

4. Anxiety

Possible Cause (s): Panic attacks, hyperventilating, energy flushes, burning in the chest, unusual vibrations in the body, warm to hot flashes, emotional issues due to changes in mid-life including physical aging, divorce, the empty nest syndrome and Caring for aging parents. Realizing that you've been covering up negative emotions for years. Other causes include changes in hormone levels and lack of coping skills.

Solution (s): Deep breathing, yoga and tai chi classes. Decreased estrogen levels can also cause depression, try natural estrogen and progesterone supplements. Psychological Therapy Sleep and Exercise. Avoid caffeine. Ask your doctor about taking antidepressants.

5. Indigestion & Bloating

Possible Cause (s): Gastrointestinal distress such as indigestion, flatulence and sudden bloating. Causes can include improper digestion, sugar and lactose intolerance and reduced hormone levels.

Solution (s): Do not eat too much protein or soy at one meal. Use Beano and Enzymes, as well Colloidal minerals and herbs such as peppermint, raspberry, dandelion, lemon balm, nettles and green oat straw tea. Don quai, estrogen & progesterone supplements are also helpful.

6. Mood Swings

Possible Cause (s): General feelings of irritability, rage, concentrated anxiety, depression, indifference as well as nervousness and a feeling or worthlessness. Causes include fluctuating hormone levels most notably a drop in progesterone and estrogen levels as well as changes in serotonin levels in the brain.

Solution (s): Daily exercise Meditation, deep breathing and yoga. Supplement estrogen & progesterone. Join a social support group. Diet changes including no stimulants such as caffeine or soda. Use calming herbs that also increase serotonin levels such as passionflower and chamomile, 5HTP, tryptophan, multivitamin and minerals.

7. Yeast Infections

Possible Cause (s): Vaginal infections that can itch and burn inside and out, inflammation, painful intercourse, frequent urination, thick, white discharge. Causes include an overgrowth of candida albicans which is a fungus often bought on by consuming yeast, excess bathing and tight clothing. HRT also causes higher levels of estrogen which can trigger yeast infections.

Solution (s): Over the counter medication in the form of creams and suppositories (see your doctor first to be sure what kind of infection you have and to rule out STDs). Tea Tree Oil. Use Safeguard soap to dry out vaginal area. Cotton panties. Avoid douching. Avoid sex if possible or use water-soluble lubricating jells.

8. Hair Loss

Possible Cause (s): Loss of hair all over but especially head, also thinning of hair and bald spots. Can be caused by stress, hormonal changes, thyroid abnormalities, medications including blood thinners and chemotherapy and diseases such as diabetes and lupus.

Solution (s): Minoxidil (Rogaine), Finasteride (Propecia), Essential Oils used in Aromatherapy such as Thyme, Rosemary, Lavender and Cedarwood.

9. Anger

Possible Cause (s): From mild annoyance to full out rage, if there is something you have not deal with in your life, it's going to revisit you during menopause. Causes include unexpressed emotions, inability to cope with daily life, as well as fluctuating hormone levels.

Solution (s): Daily exercise. Boost serotonin levels. Supplement progesterone and estrogen. Eat diet rich in protein, especially Omega-3 fatty acids. Reduce intake of sugar and caffeine. Take the amino acid tryptophan, relaxant DLPA, FABA, Tyrosene

10. Loss of Libido

Possible Cause (s): Diminished sex drive or absence, vaginal dryness. Causes include loss of hormones including progesterone, estrogen and testosterone.

Solution (s): Supplement progesterone, estrogen and testosterone (research the different forms including HRT including pellets, injections, pills etc. as well as natural creams derived from plants including bio-identical hormones). Prescription and OTC lubricants, creams and gels.