After a Stroke

There are changes after a stroke which are not only physical – your personality often changes too. These alterations have an impact on your family, who are not prepared for this. They cannot see these variations to your persona, only the physical changes are apparent. You can become short tempered, irrational and uncooperative, in fact quite unlike your old self. It often takes a long time for your family and colleagues to appreciate these changes to your personality.

The stroke can decrease your “Executive Function”. This means your ability to make responsible and rational decisions as these thought processes become impaired and your concentration becomes limited. You may want to hide these changes and worry about them alone hoping matters will improve, and, of course, this is possible. However by far the best approach is to share these worries of loss of memory etc. with your loved ones. They are not at all concerned at, say, memory loss of times gone by, people’s names or birthdays. The family is just delighted to have you with them again, to share in future exploits, however limited.

Another often undiagnosed outcome for you is depression – it is sometimes overlooked even by the medical profession. Your spouse may become affected too and also other members of your family. Speak to your doctor about these experiences and he will offer advice, perhaps medication and maybe even suggest you join a Rehabilitation Clinic where you will meet other similar stroke victims.

The greatest success seems to come for stroke survivors who fight to regain their losses. Yes, you are alone to some extent but it comes down to the information in the ‘Serenity Prayer’: Having the courage to change what you can, the humility to accept what you can’t and the wisdom to know the difference!

Always remember to ENJOY LIFE, however limited. Always remember your loved ones want you and, yes, need you, and that the journey is not over until someone else calls “Time”.

Helping Aids – Perhaps you could use a computer to find out if second hand items are available to aid your mobility, i.e. electric ride-on vehicles, walking frames or chairs which can be operated to help you get up more easily. You could collate all of this information onto a “news Sheet” and give it to hospitals, clinics and various other outlets. Not everyone has a computer or knows hot to operate one. This information could prove to be invaluable to fellow sufferers and will make you feel you’ve made a very worthwhile contribution to Society. It could also mean you make a new circle of friends. The ramifications are enormous – Good Luck!

Rash From Masturbation: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Everyman has no doubt gotten a little overzealous at some point in his life and masturbated until he wound up with a red penis and a lot of discomfort. Sometimes it’s just high drive, other times it’s boredom, and other times, well, sometimes it’s just because it’s really fun to do. No matter the reason, a rash from masturbation can be quite painful and inconvenient and isn’t just a result from too much self-pleasure. Let’s dive into the cause, how to treat a rash from masturbation, as well as how to prevent one in the first place.

Causes of a Rash from Masturbation

There are several reasons why a man can find himself with a rash from masturbation. Here are a few:

1) Too much solo-time. Too much self-gratification can lead to an angry red rash and chafed skin.

2) No lube. If a man rubs himself raw when self-pleasuring it can be because he forgot to lube up and went dry. This can cause excessive friction on the skin which leads to a rash. This can also lead to long-term nerve damage as well.

3) New lube. Maybe he lubed up, but it was a new lubricant he’d never before use. This could mean he’s allergic or sensitive to the ingredients. Be sure to use a product with as many natural ingredients as possible and be sure to do a patch test on the inner elbow or inner wrist before putting them in more private places.

4) Skipped Clean Up. Some men don’t do an ample clean up after enjoying self-pleasure. This can lead to bacteria build-up, smegma, and infections.

Treating a Rash from Masturbation

Once a red penis arises, it’s good to follow these tips below to clear up that rash and get on the road to recovery.

1) It’s time to call a flag on the play and take a knee. No more activity of any kind for the red member while healing. Continued horsing around can lead to greater pain, infection, and tears in the skin which lead to scar tissue and rob a man of sensation down the line.

2) Give Big Red a thorough, but gentle cleansing. Be sure to use warm water and a mild cleanser like a baby wash or shampoo. Rinse thoroughly as well.

3) Pat dry with a soft towel.

4) Cold compresses can help with discomfort and heat. Simply soak a soft washcloth in cool water, wring out, and then place on the penis. Continue refreshing the cloth as needed.

5) Wear loose, breathable fabrics to give the penis room to breathe and heal.

Preventing a Rash from Masturbation

There are a few common-sense ways to prevent a rash from masturbation. First, practice moderation when self-pleasuring and be aware of its effects on the penis. Second, don’t self-love without some sort of lubricant. Third, be sure to patch-test all-new lubricants prior to putting them on the penis. Conduct a test by putting the product on the inner wrist or inner elbow and waiting to see if there is any reaction after a period of time.

Finally, be sure to have a tried-and-true hygiene routine which includes daily penile care. This means carefully washing the penis with warm water (not hot!) and a mild cleanser. Be sure to wash all areas and get in all the folds and creases. Rinse well and air dry or pat dry with a soft towel. After cleansing the skin, a specially formulated penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically proven safe and mild for skin) should be applied. Nutrient creams that are designed specifically for the penis should contain ingredients such as vitamins A, C, D, and E, which are noted for their skin-soothing and healing properties, helping to heal rashes as well as prevent them in the future. In addition, men should look for a product containing a natural skin conditioner such as Shea butter, which red, itchy skin on contact and leaves it hydrated, agile and less prone to future drying and itching. Be sure to repeat this hygiene protocol after every self-love session.

Can the Flu Virus Really Spread in a Swimming Pool?

The flu has become a great concern to many people. This is especially the case with the rise of the H1N1 strain. When in the swimming pool it helps to know that this condition can be tough to pass around. It will still be important to handle all proper cleaning processes though.

A study by the Center for Disease Control states that some types of this condition can be disinfected by chlorine. Recommended levels of chlorine for a swimming pool have been found to be able to disinfect some types of flu viruses. This has been found to be the case for the avian strain of flu. It is not fully certain as to whether or not the H1N1 form can be handled.

Even with this factor the there is no way how this can be fully disinfected in pool water. Germs that can get into the water over time can still be found around the water. This is because of how the effects of chlorine in the water can easily weaken over time unless new chlorine materials are inserted into the water. Therefore the effectiveness of the chlorine to kill off germs can vary.

The virus can be spread in areas that are outside of a swimming pool. These include handlebars for getting in and out of the pool, physical areas for any diving boards and even materials that are around the locker rooms of a pool area. A pool area can be treated like a public place in many cases and as a result it can be a place where it can spread just as easily.

A good thing to do with regards to helping to keep from getting in contact with the flu is to be sure to wash oneself before and after getting into a swimming pool. It also helps to be sure to avoid going to a pool if one is not feeling well. This is so that it will be easier to keep from getting the flu virus to spread around.

Some flu forms can be disinfected in a swimming pool but it is not all forms of this condition are known to be able to be handled easily. It will be important to be aware of how it can spread in areas outside of the water though. Fortunately using a few processes for cleaning can help to keep the virus from being spread at a pool.

Health Club Marketing is As Easy As Thanking Your Members!

Thank you notes, as part of your overall health club marketing strategy, are easily one of the best ways to get prospects to come to you. Nearly all of your competitors are missing this incredibly simple, yet rarely used form of health club marketing. Write thank you notes to guests, new members, old members, associates, and employees.

For every person who tours your facility, follow up with a thank you note. Whether they join or not, they should receive a thank you note in their mailbox or email box within 48 hours. Obviously, this emphasizes the importance of collecting addresses and email addresses on a guest register. An example of a guest thank you letter would be, “It was great meeting with you today. I sincerely hope you will consider becoming a member. I know you’ll love it here! When you’re ready, just drop in or call me at 555-555-5555.”

Even those people you feel won’t be returning and feel it may be a waste of time, you will be nicely surprised by the number of those people who will respond positively to a thank you note. I know this is hard to do, but it is very important. They’ll be researching other fitness competitors in the area as well and will probably need a couple of days to compare before deciding. How many thank you notes do you think they will receive during those days of considering? Only one…Yours! Send the thank you note right after the presentation is finished, preferably on the same day. Let the note include only your thanks. Do not try to resell them in the thank you note. Assure them that you are there if needed and include your contact number and email address.

All of your new members should also receive a thank you note immediately after signing up as part of your health club marketing strategy. Your note to new members can say, “Thank you for becoming a member! Do not hesitate to ask if we can do anything to enable you to reach your fitness goals.   Included you will find a few day passes for your friends. We will be happy to pay for a month of your membership for every friend you send us! Thanks again!”

Your current members like to feel appreciated too so do not limit thank you notes to just your prospects and new members, especially since they’re the ones paying your bills. At least every six months, your entire membership base should be sent a letter of thanks. Something straight to the point; “Just a quick Thank You for being our member! Without you we would not exist and we sincerely value your decision to continue to be a part of our family. If you need any help reaching your fitness goals, please do not hesitate to contact us.” If you like, you can also mention a gift. “Be sure to drop by the front desk to sign up for our email newsletter and receive a free water bottle!”

And last but not least, do not forget to thank your employees, business partners, and area retailers; anyone who has helped with your promotions, or anyone who has helped refer you members and improve your business. It displays good character. When was the last time you received a thank you note from an associate or a boss? The answer is probably never. When you mail or email a note of thanks to one of your employees or associates, it is not forgotten for a long time. So send a quick thank you to all of your employees, no matter how much they may tease you for being a softy, deep down they will feel valued. Same goes for anyone in your community who often goes above and beyond in helping you build your business.

Get into the habit of sending thank you notes and immediately work your way into the hearts and minds of your prospects, members, and everyone else who your fitness business relies on!

Female Baldness

Female pattern baldness (or female pattern alopecia), although not as common as its male counterpart, is obviously of greater cosmetic and aesthetic concern. It is a source of great emotional distress since women place great stock in a full head of hair. When it does occur, it usually causes a gradual loss of hair from the crown of the scalp, causing a broadened midline parting. It may also recede from the forehead, resulting in the classic 'widow's peak'. Complete baldness in women is a rare occurrence.

Most instances of baldness in females are diagnosed as the result of a deficiency in endocrine hormones. This is why women may find a gradual or dramatic thinning of hair at or after the onset of menopause. Genetic predisposition (androgenetic alopecia) is the cause of almost 90% of female baldness. The use of oral contraceptives is also a known cause for it since birth control pills manipulate a woman's hormonal balance.

Other reasons are the natural aging process, the use of unsuitable hair products, drastic hair styling habits, and grossly improper nutrition. Certain skin disorders like alopecia areata can also cause hair loss in females, which usually occurs in small patches rather than progressively expanding areas.

In quite rare instances, trichotillomania is a factor – this is an obsessive-compulsive disorder that causes the willful arousing of hair and is usually noted in pre-teenaged or teened females. Stress – the bane of modern civilization and often thought to be responsible for hair loss in both males and females – is definitely not a causative factor.

Almost 20% of all women suffer from pattern baldness to some degree or another. The good news is that dormant, non-productive hair follicles can be rejuvenated medically. In certain cases, the metabolism itself sends the necessary signals and hair growth may resume automatically.

Beating The Odds Of Developing Glaucoma – With All Natural Approaches

Glaucoma is a potentially, and very serious, threatening eye disease that can rob you of your ability to see. It is often called the ‘sneak thief’ of vision for a valid reason. For many people, years often pass with no noticeable affects of having glaucoma before a vision loss is finally noticed.

Glaucoma is a frightening eye disease that slowly, methodically, and inconspicuously damages the optic nerve, the main cable from the eye to the brain, that allows you to see.

Suddenly, a very precious gift, your eyesight, has been stolen. And, unfortunately, as in the case of glaucoma, there is no way to restore it again. This is an eye disease that is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the world.

It is estimated that nearly 67 million people worldwide are affected by this dangerous eye disease, and this is projected to exceed 80 million in the next 10 to 15 years. In the United States, according to ‘Prevent Blindness America’, more than 3 million people have glaucoma, and only half of them are even aware of it.

A recent survey conducted by the ‘Lions Club’, about 75 percent of glaucoma patients surveyed were not aware that their vision loss was a result of glaucoma until it was diagnosed by their doctors.

There are two main types of glaucoma, acute or closed-angle, and primary open-angle, both have similar symptoms. General symptoms that can be noticed are; loss of side vision, reduction of over-all vision, poor night vision, eye pressure pain, and a frequent need to upgrade or change eyeglass lens prescriptions.

Although this eye condition can occur in people with normal eye pressure, elevated eye pressure is the main risk factor signaling a glaucoma warning. This eye disease, however, appears to be more complicated than just having an elevated eye pressure alone.

The most common type of glaucoma is primary open-angle. It is usually detected early in a person’s life, somewhere between the late 20’s and early 30’s. Those who wear eyeglasses, or contacts, usually schedule regular eye exams to determine if there is a need to change their prescription lenses. But, individuals who do not wear vision correction eye wear in their younger years may be those who are susceptible, over age 40, for developing this disease unawares.

There is also two other common causes of vision impairment, or loss, in those over 40, age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Reducing your risks of ever developing any of these three eye diseases, in the first place, can greatly be reduced with better lifestyle choices and healthier eating habits

Currently, the only widely accepted conventional treatment for lowering elevated eye pressure is with prescription eye drops. You will, most likely, not get any sort of objective information from your eye doctor on any other types of natural intervention options, as chemical drug treatments are all they have ever been taught to administer.

Age seems to be the single most important risk factor, out of many, for getting any of the three eye conditions mentioned above. Eye muscles, though, are no different than other muscles throughout your body, as they really do not just wear out prematurely. In all probability, they most likely begin to sag from lack of use, and a lack of regular proper daily nutrition. Processed foods, and sedentary lifestyles equals sagging muscle tone and poor muscle posture.

This is just as relevant to eye muscles, as well as other muscles throughout the entire body, in that the end results are limited vision capabilities.

Improving your body’s daily dietary nutritional requirements, and adding regular physical fitness lifestyle changes are very beneficial to maintaining optimal eye health. Other natural alternative tools like eye muscle exercises and managing stress are proven techniques you can begin implementing now, to strengthen your vision in the near future.

You can protect, strengthen, and maintain your eye vision with improved lifestyle habits such as,

1. Reduce or eliminate your use of unhealthy polyunsaturated vegetable oils

2. Include a limited use of monounsaturated oils (olive oil), increase saturated fats (coconut oil),
and increase omega-3 essential fatty acids (fish, flax, walnuts)

3. Increase antioxidant intakes with more fresh, raw, fruits and vegetables

4. Avoid all processed foods containing MSG preparations

5. Reduce or eliminate refined sugars, grains, and artificial sweeteners (big sight stealers)

6. Lead an active lifestyle, regular physical exercise lowers your risk by 70 percent of developing any type of degenerative eye condition

7. Increase your pure water intake, along with small amounts of unrefined salt, making water three-fourths of what you drink everyday

This last lifestyle tip helps lower blood pressure naturally, too. Although there is no conclusive evidence that links high blood pressure to glaucoma, those who do have this tendency to develop this eye condition, have a 30 percent likelihood of having high blood pressure as well.

In an excerpt from “Your Body’s Many Cries For Water”, by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj M.D., page 75, Dr. B. states, “It so happens, if we do not drink sufficient water, the only other way the body has to secure water is through the mechanism of keeping sodium (salt) in the body. Thus, keeping sodium in the body is a last resort way of retaining some water for it’s ‘shower head’ filtered use”.

Therefore, it makes a reasonable amount of sense, at least to me, that glaucoma, or the increased eye pressure associated with it, could be noticeably reduced with proper water and salt intakes.

A dear friend of mine, who has not developed full-blown glaucoma yet, and has not yet resorted to prescription eye drop treatment, has successfully lowered his eye pressure levels, just by increasing his daily water intake, and adding unrefined salt to his daily diet Even his eye doctor was pleasantly surprised, and so was my friend, with a lowered eye pressure reading. Imagine the implications of making only one dietary change, here. What are the possibilities of adding a few other natural alternatives to further compliment one another?

These strategies may, also, work well for you too, my friend, if you have been searching for more natural ways to lower your eye pressure readings. Certainly, it will not hurt to give any of them try.

Hopefully there are some natural tips you can use, here, that will help some of you gain more control in improving one of life’s most precious gifts, your eye sight!

Ophiasis – What is Ophiasis?

If there are patches on the head or the body which are completely devoid of hair, it could be Ophiasis, a type of Alopecia Areata. Ophiasis is Greek for "snake" as it is recognized by a serpent like design on the temporal or occipital area of ​​the scalp.

The bald patch will be very smooth and may increase in size. It leaves no scar and is inflammatory. It could affect anyone, young and old, man or woman. It is not a dangerous disease but it affects the psychology of the patient as it may lead to total loss of hair and may make the patient a recluse in society.

There are three steps in the growth of follicles of hair. Anagen implications activity in the hair follicle. Hair grows in this stage. Catagen implies growth retardation. Telogen is the time for the follicle to rest. Hair falls at this stage. The cycle is complete and anagen starts again.

In the anagen stage follicles may get inflamed. This is Ophiasis. They enter the telogen phase instead of catagen. If this keeps happening weak strands of hair are produced from the follicles.

Some researchers believe that the follicles quickly proceed from the first stage to the last one. Some believe that the follicles get captured in the last stage. In the early stages of the disease the cycle gets disrupted. This leads to a large number of hair follicles in each stage.

Clumps of hair of the last stage fall from all parts of the body. If the roots are visible they are telogen follicles. At the borders of the bald patch are broken hair which look like exclamation marks.

This is how Ophiasis occurs.

What Causes Snoring?

Snoring can be a super irritating condition and when you or your partner snores, all you want to do is stop snoring! Snoring can cause sleep disturbances for both the person that snores as well as the person that has to hear the snoring. Thankfully, snoring help exists and there are methods one can implement in an effort to stop snoring.

Shape of your mouth, tonsils and adenoids

Snoring is caused by a number of different sources. Snoring can be caused by the way your mouth is shaped and by the shape of your tonsils and adenoids. For instance, large tonsils can block the passageway of the throat when sleeping and this can produce a snoring sound. The removal of tonsils and adenoids is sometimes required in order for an individual to quit snoring. Just as the shape of your mouth and throat might cause snoring, you will find that issues with the nasal passes might also cause you to breathe with your mouth open at night: a common symptom associated with snoring.

Body weight

Your bodily condition can be a source for snoring too; statistics reveal that people that have weight problems snore more. Sleep Apnea is a condition that causes an individual to have breathing difficulties at night and involves the blockage of airways in the throat: the result is snoring. This condition is sometimes associated with people that are obese, but thin people can also have the condition. This condition can be dangerous because it can minimize restorative sleep and it can have a negative effect on one's heart.

Environment

Sometimes snoring has environmental causes. Over consumption of alcohol or the use of some medication can be responsible for causing snoring too. When the throat muscles and tongue are super relaxed, they can block off the airway and cause snoring. If you have a uvula that is long in the back of the throat, this piece of tissue can also cause you to snore.

Snoring help

For snoring help, some people turn to appliances that can be put in the mouth just before going to sleep. Mouthpieces can help to shift the position of the jaw and tongue, and can help to keep your airway open more. As mentioned earlier, sometimes surgical procedures are required to quit snoring, and there are also laser surgery options available to shorten a long soft palate that might be responsible for snoring problems too. Special machines are further assigned to people with chronic Sleep Apnea to stop snoring: the process is identified as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy. The individual is given a mask to wear that delivers a rush of air into the air passage to keep the airways open and clear all night long.

Degenerative Disc Disease – Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Can Help

Millions of Americans suffer from severe back and neck pain as a result Degenerative Disc Disease. DDD as it is often referred to in the literature is not really a "disease" in the common sense of the word, but rather a term used to describe a process or condition that develops gradually and worsens over time. Use of this term indicates that the cartilage-like disks between the spinal vertebral joints are the primary cause of the symptoms, and that the degenerative changes are rather advanced. To some degree intervertebral discs lose their flexibility, elasticity, and shock absorbing characteristics as we age as do the other tissues in the body. Abnormal or excessive mechanical stresses or injuries of the past coupled with hereditary, developmental, and metabolic effects can rapidly accelerate this process.

As the implied disc dries out and loses height (a process known as desiccation) it causes the vertebra to become closer together narrowing the channels through which the nerve roots pass. A dry, hard disc can absorb less shock and is that more easily torn resulting in a greater likelihood of herniation or bulge further compressing or pinching the nerves. As the stress on the joint compounds and osteoarthritis begins to result, bone spurs form and ligaments thicken (hypertrophy) gradually narrowing the nerve channels even further. These factors in various combinations and degrees of severity mitigate the space in the nerve channels, a condition known as spinal stenosis (narrowing), and conspire to compress (pinch) the nerves.

Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

The most common symptom of degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine is low back pain (lumbalgia). If the cervical spine is affected, the most common symptom is neck pain (cervicalgia). When degenerative disc disease causes compression of the cervical nerve roots there may be shoulder pain, arm pain, and pain in the hand / fingers (neuritis, neuralgia, radiculitis), and may be associated with numbness and tingling (paresthesia). When degenerative disc disease causes compression of the lumbar nerve roots there may be butt pain, hip pain, leg pain, and pain in the foot / toes. This often is accompanied by muscle weakness in either the arm or leg.

Spinal Decompression Treatment

In the past, a patient suffering from disc problems was usually given pain medications or injections, directed to refrain from physical activities, referred for physical therapy, and when they were not progressing they were sent for spinal surgery or simply told to learn to live it. Since 2001 when the FDA finally approved non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, there is new hope for those who suffer from degenerative disc disease. Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment performed on a special, computer controlled table similar in some ways to an ordinary traction table. A single disc level is isolated and by utilizing specific traction and relaxation cycles throughout the treatment, along with proper positioning, negative pressure can actually be created within the disc. It works by gently separating the offending disc 5 to 7 millimeters creating negative pressure (or a vacuum) inside the disc to pull water, oxygen, and nutrients into the disc, thereby re-hydrating a degenerated disc and bringing in the nutrients needed to heal the torn fibers and halt the degenerative process. As the disc is re-hydrated the shock absorbing properties are restored and a normal life can be resumed.

Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy & Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Problem wounds are those which fail to respond to established medical and surgical management. Such wounds usually develop in patients with multiple local and systemic factors contributing to poor tissue healing. These include diabetic foot ulcers, compromised amputation sites, vascular insufficiency ulcers (ulcers with poor circulation) and non-healing traumatic wounds. All share the common problem of tissue hypoxia (low tissue oxygen levels), usually related to impaired circulation.

Diabetic foot wounds are one of the major complications of diabetes and an excellent example of the type of complicated wound which can be treated with hyperbaric oxygen. Many diabetics have impaired arterial circulation in their feet and have great difficulty with wound healing of foot ulcers.

The elevation in tissue oxygenation which occurs in the hyperbaric chamber induces significant changes in the wound repair process that promote healing. When the hyperbaric chamber is used in conjunction with standard wound care, improved results have been demonstrated in the healing of difficult or limb threatening wounds

“I was diagnosed with Bulbar ALS in Dec. 2005. My speech was leaving me. I started Tibetan herbs because a friend had reversed speech problems due to taking them. I still take the herbs but my speech has become impossible to understand. I have a feeding tube now and am gaining weight-yippee! A year ago I started hyperbaric oxygen therapy with. I have not had the tiredness that most ALS patients seem to deal with. I am playing golf,doing yoga and pilates and jog/walking 5k races.

I volunteer for Hospice, Lifehouse and am a National official for USA Track and Field covering the meets at Cal and Stanford and the NCAA Nationals. I credit this to my oxygen treatments – I started at 5 times a week and now take it 4 times a week…It is enjoyable for me as I can meditate, read or sleep in the chamber.I am happy doing this as it cannot hurt me and only help me.”

Day after day, patients are overcoming the bleak forecasts about recovery from their stroke or traumatic brain injury, using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

Measles – Causes-Symptoms and Treatment

Definition: It is an acute, contagious viral disease, usually occurring in childhood and characterized by eruption of red spots on the skin, fever, and catarrhal symptoms.

Measles, also known as rubeola, is a potentially disastrous disease. It can be complicated by ear infections, pneumonia, encephalitis. The virus is spread easily through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes or by direct contact with infected nose or throat secretions.

It is a highly infectious viral disease characterized by a sore throat and a blotchy red rash that starts on the face and neck, and spreads to the rest of the body.Measles is also known as, five-day measures, or hard measles. A person who has had measles will never get the disease again.

Causes for Measles

Measles is caused by the measles virus ie- Paramyxovirus. It is mostly seen in the winter and spring. The virus enters the body through the respiratory tract or the conjunctiva. Measles is endemic through the world.

Other main causes of measles includes:

  • Personal contact is the main cause of measles because it is a contagious disease.
  • Droplets from coughs and sneezes
  • Immunodeficiency due to HIV / AIDS
  • Malnutrition
  • Vitamin A deficiency will lead to the condition of measles.

Symptoms of Measles

The symptoms of measles usually begin to develop about 7-11 days after the person first becomes infected.

List of symptoms of Measles:

  • Runny nose.
  • Sneezing.
  • Red eyes.
  • Red spots in mouth.
  • Red spots inside cheeks.
  • Koplik spots – small spots in the mouth.
  • Mouth spots with white center and red ring.
  • Skin rash.
  • Light sensitivity.
  • coughing, possibly with a barking cough.
  • sore throat – the lymph nodes in the throat may swell.
  • at first the spots are very small – a couple of millimeters – but they are double in size quickly and begin to join together.
  • the temperature, which may run as high as 40ºC, may stay that high for a couple of days. Then it disappears together with the rash, which may leave some brown spots.

Herbal Home remedies for Measles

Here are some Important Herbal and Home Remedies for the Measles:

Garlic Oil: Apply garlic oil to any infected areas to prevent infection.

Drink Saffron: Drink saffron and snake root tea to aid the healing process.

Lobelia: Take lobelia and yarrow for the fastest recovery from measles.

Orange Juice: Fresh Orange juice is very beneficial for the measurements treatment.

Barley Water: Barley water should be taken daily to cure from measurements.

Lemonade: Lemonade should be taken often.

Chamomile: It will not only help reduce a fever but stimulates the immune system too. hild hydrated with fluids and give a soothing oatmeal baths to tie itching.

Ginger Tea: It can be effective against a fever. It is most helpful for the child who tends to feel cold, especially in the hands and feet.

Shiitake Mushrooms: It has immure-stimulating properties. They may be ate fresh, or taken in capsule form.

Health Foods For Life – 12 Healthy Foods

Before God created man he first created all the foods we should eat: fruits, vegetables and grains. These contain all that we need for life. All of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients we need to maintain a healthy body and control body weight are in these foods. Remarkably, some foods often encounter the organs of the body they most affect.

Remember when you mom used to tell you carrots were good for your eyes? She was right. A sliced ​​carrot looks like the human eye. Cut a slice off a carrot and have a look. The pattern looks just like the pupil, iris and radiating lines of the human eye. Beside the Vitamin A and fiber carrots provide abundantly, research shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to the eyes and improve eye performance.

I've heard for years that tomatoes were good for the heart as well as the prostate. Cut a logo in half. The tomato is red and has four chambers. The heart has four chambers and is red from oxygen rich blood. Research continues to show that tomatoes are loaded with lycopene and are indeed pure heart and blood health food.

Grapes hang in clusters that resemble the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell. Interesting is not it. Research today shows grapes are heart and blood vitalizing food. They are full of nutrients, contribute to the alkaline balance of the body, contribute to kidney health and are a good source of quick energy. Resveratrol from grapes and grape skins has been shown recently to provide all sorts of heart-healthy benefits and to reduce plaque build-up and to enrich blood flow.

A walnut looks like a little brain. The shell even has the little ridges and folds we see on a brain. When you crack the shell open, the nut inside looks like the left and right hemispheres and the upper and lower cerebrums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We know walnuts help develop more than three dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function. They are a staple food for cancer patients. Walnuts are low in fat, are full of nutrients, support the immune system and help enhance memory and brain function.

Kidney beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function. They look exactly like the human kidneys. They are full of enzymes that inhibit sulfite build-up, thus cleaning the kidneys. Besides contributing to a strong immune system, kidney beans are a rich source of soluble fiber, which helps remove cholesterol and keep the digestive tract clean and working effectively.

Celery, bok choy, rhubarb and similar foods resemblance bones. These foods are important to bone health and strength. Bones are 23% sodium. Similarly, these foods contain 23% sodium, higher than most foods. To maintain proper pH the body pulls sodium, potassium and other minerals from the bones, so making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body by replenishing sodium and potassium. In addition, they are a rich source of Vitamin C, are high in dietary fiber, are full of electrolytes necessary to prevent muscle cramping and contain a number of cancer fighting coumarins.

Avocadoes, eggplant and pears look just like the organs of the womb and cervix of the female. The 20 vitamins, minerals and other nutrients of the avocado alone help balance hormones, shed undesired birth weight, and prevent cervical cancers. They say it takes nine months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are an estimated 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods. Avocadoes are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, are cholesterol free and promote a healthy immune system. They are also an excellent first food for children.

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow, similar to the male scrotum. Figs help increase the mobility and number of male sperm. These fruits contain vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, sodium, potassium and chlorine. As all the good foods God provides us, figs have a number of other benefits, including constipation relief, cholesterol balance, weight loss, reduced hypertension, blood sugar control and the many benefits of fiber.

Sweet potatoes and yams look like the pancreas. These heart-healthy tuber help to balance the glycemic index of diabetics. They are rich in Vitamin A, potassium and complex carbohydrates. Just like the pancreas, sweet potatoes keep blood sugar stable. They are rich in fiber and aid in digestion and help support a healthy intestinal tract. They also are beneficial to stabilize blood pressure, prevent colon cancer and in weight control.

The Vitamin E, mono-saturated fats and phytonutrients in olives assist the health and function of the ovaries, which are similar in size and shape to the olive fruit. In modern days olives are used primarily to produce olive oil, but the fruit itself is rich in benefits. The polyphenols and flavonoids found in olives have significant anti-inflammatory properties and may be beneficial in the prevention of some cancers.

Oranges, grapefruit, and other citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female. They assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts. Containing essential nutrients like calcium, copper, folate, potassium, magnesium, niacin and vitamin B6 citrus fruits promote a healthy immune system, promote healthy cholesterol and aid in weight control. Packed with Vitamin C, these fruits also aid in healthy skin, calcium and Vitamin D absorption and help fight off colds.

Onions and garlic are similar in appearance to the body's cells. They help clear waste materials from all of the body cells and produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. Onions have antibacterial and antifungal properties and are beneficial to balanced cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. They are also beneficial to cancer prevention and to respiratory ailments.

Fruits and vegetables abound to provide us with all that we need to live healthy, productive lives. Many resemblance body organs and help promote the health of these organs, as well as the rest of the body. Instead of reaching for processed foods low in nutrients, reach for something God made naturally.

Effective Flu Masks Are Important in Preventing Swine Flu

The Swine flu originated in pigs. Prior to 2009, the virus only affected those who worked in close contact with pigs. In early 2009, the virus underwent a major mutation and now is spreading rapidly among the human population.

You can only catch a specific strain of influenza once. After you have had the disease, your body creates antibodies against it and makes you immune to the disease. When a virus mutates into a new strain like the swine flu, a worldwide flu pandemic is possible because people have not built up any immunity to this new mutated strain.

The symptoms are similar to other types of flu. Fever, cough, body aches and soreness, sore throat, headaches, fatigue, runny nose and chills are all common symptoms. Vomiting and diarrhea have also been some symptoms in certain victims. An unusually large percentage of otherwise healthy young people were killed by the disease in Mexico. For that reason, the swine flu is not something you should trivialize. It is a serious matter.

Swine flu is transmitted much like any other strain of influenza. For the most part, the virus is spread through the air by the coughing, sneezing, and breathing of infected individuals. Infection is also possible through indirect contact. That means that you can get the disease by handling objects that were touched by infected flu carriers.

One good way to protect you and your family is by using flu masks when you are out among people. Most flu masks worn by people are worthless. They are made of woven paper and are too porous to filter out tiny swine flu virus organizations. Effective flu masks is rated N 95 or better. If you use public transportation, flu masks can be an important piece of safety equipment to protect you if you are concerned about the safety of your family.

Creating the Perfect Craft Show Display

A craft show is one great opportunity for any crafts maker to showcase the products borne out of one’s creativity and hard work. The way you present your art will definitely affect the number of people that will visit your exhibit and pay attention to what you are selling.

One of the major items that you should focus your attention to is the craft show table. Remember that is where your products will be displayed and will serve as the stage for your show. Here are some tips that you can share and take note of to improve your exhibit and help in generating more sales for your craft.

Prepare a nice cover for your table. Place a table cloth that reaches down the floor and covers all the sides that can be seen by the public. Make sure that any boxes that you keep underneath will not be seen. Nobody would want to visit, much more buy from, a sloppy looking, shabby craft show booth. Your display should not look like it was just thrown together from leftover items in your garage.

First impressions last so many people would equate the quality of your work with the quality that they are seeing on your craft show table. People would think that your products are of low quality if the first thing that they see is a dirty, shaky table with scratches and all. The impression that you want to give is that you spent a lot of your precious time perfecting your craft and skills. And the time that you spend in making sure that your display will reflect that will all be worth the while.

There are several kinds of display tables that you can use to make sure that your display is going to be easier to manage, yet have the look of professional quality. First, there are instant tables that were made specifically for artists. These are tables that you can instantly prop up and create a sturdy but dramatic display. Most tables of this type are made with an aluminum top, locking connectors, a shelf, footpads, toggle buttons and allows easy height adjustments.

There are also plastic resin folding table that can do the work for you. These types of tables would normally work where wood tables cannot work. These are designed to withstand the everyday rigors of a workshop or studio environment. These are waterproof and can endure strong materials like lacquer thinner, paint, paint removers, alcohol, gasoline and acids.

Remember, the key in making sure that your craft is show properly is to make the display table as clean and orderly as possible.

Manual Spinal Traction – Treatment for Back Pain

Manual spinal traction is not a new age, voodoo type of thing. It is a medically accepted form of therapy used to complement other forms of treatment for alleviating back pain resulting from injury and other medical conditions such as sciatica and lumbago. Contrary to popular belief, this method has been employed by physical therapists for more than a hundred years and is now widely practiced in the rehabilitative profession. It is basic, therefore, to arm yourself with information about spinal traction.

How is manual spinal traction done?

Spinal traction can be manual, mechanical, positional, sustained, and manual, but we will focus on the last type. All forms of spinal traction involve the use of force to pull apart the vertebrae, the individual thick bones that comprise the spinal cord. Manual traction is performed by the rehabilitation provider himself, using his body to apply force to the patient’s body, unlike other forms of traction, which involves the use of mechanical devices like weights, pulleys, or halters.

How can traction relieve people of back pain and improve medical conditions?

When the vertebrae are drawn apart from one another, space is made more available for nerves to be able to travel more freely. At the same time, hydration and water inflow increase, making the spinal column stronger and more shock absorbent. This is the theory behind manual spinal traction, where the primary aim is to reduce or eradicate lower back, cervical, or radiating pain. At lesser intensities, spinal traction is also used to stretch the smaller spinal muscles constricted spasms or involuntary contractions due to restricted nerves.

What techniques are used to implement manual spinal traction?

Two common techniques are used for manual traction: cervical traction and lumbar traction. During cervical traction, the patient lies on his back on a stable medical table and the therapist uses his hands to support and reposition the head from side to side. Typically, this involves a smaller amount of force, around 20 to 30 pounds in all, while lumbar traction requires a greater force that is around half the patient’s body weight. In lumbar traction, the therapist tugs at the patient’s ankles or wraps the patient’s legs over his shoulders and pulls across his thighs.

Can everyone undergo manual spinal traction?

Before a practitioner can subject any patient to any form of spinal traction, or any form of therapy for that matter, he has to carefully and thoroughly examine the patient first. Although traction has been seen as an effective treatment for back pain and degenerative diseases, not everybody is suitable to it. For starters, not everybody can endure the weight of physical force. For instance, pregnant women certainly should not subject themselves to any kind of forceful treatment, and so with others who are suffering from cardiovascular disease, hernia, and TMJ (temporomandibular joint disease). At the same time, patients who may have weakened spinal columns, such as those diagnosed with osteoporosis or rheumatoid arthritis, should not undergo traction.