Psoriatic Arthritis

Do I have Psoriatic Arthritis? Also known as arthropathic psoriasis or psoriatic arthropathy, psoriatic arthritis is joint inflammation that occurs with a skin disorder called psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory condition with patches of red skin often covered with flaky white scales. Not directly connected with the arthritis, psoriasis may also cause issues with fingernails and toenails, pitting or ridging, and can cause the nail to disintegrate, or detach from the nail beds. The natural treatment for psoriatic arthritis is system and the same as most forms of arthritis. Psoriatic Arthritis of the Hand Arthritis causes not just joint pain and inflammation, but complex musculoskeletal disorders that cause constant throbbing pain in your bones and joints.  Arthritis is a leading cause of disability and can normal life more than most conditions. Psoriatic arthritis can be particularly distressing  as the pain and irritation is twofold. Psoriasis   Modern research indicates that proper exercise, weight control, and avoidance of joint injuries can help not only take a load off your bones but also help them stay healthy. There is no “cure” for arthritis, but you don’t have to suffer through it. Arthritis can be helped if not completely cured; there are now hundreds of relief options that Read More …

Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF Diet)

  Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF Diet) The protein-sparing modified fast (PSMF) is a fast but extreme way of losing weight or more specifically fat. The medical profession often reserves the PSMF Diet for those with serious illness perhaps in need of imminent surgery or those who are morbidly obese. It is usually considered safe under a doctor’s supervision and when used for three months or less. In the PSMF no carbohydrates are eaten at all. This means that the diet is limited to meat, cheese, egg, fish, and fowl. Fats are allowed, but there’s not much to put them on! Since mostly protein is eaten, it is simple but boring to keep to well under 1000 calories per day. Come back soon to read my take on Lyle McDonalds version of the Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF Diet).

HGH Fat Loss

HGH Fat Loss?  How does it Work? ****    This site does NOT endorse HGH Fat Loss  **** Fat Loss with HGH HGH Treatment as a Fat Loss Drug HGH is a natural substance that is excreted by the pituitary glands in the human body. As awe age, the level of HGH our bodies produce lessons.  Human growth hormone drugs help raise the  levels of HGH closer to the levels of our younger days, therefore aiding in fat loss. Human growth hormone works by increasing the amount of IGF-1 that our livers excrete. IGF-1 blocks insulin from transporting glucose to our cells. After we eat, our pancreas usually releases  insulin in sufficient levels to convert carbohydrates into glucose. The body stores this in fat cells to use for energy. HGH induced IGF-1 this happening and so forces the body to burn fat for energy. HGH Fat Loss works like this:  Normally we use glucose for energy  and only when that is gone do we use the fat reserves. By blocking the use of the glucose, the theory is that we can get  significant fat loss. Here of some of the myths surrounding HGH Fat Loss: You will lose weight even in Read More …

How Many Calories in Polyols?

What are Polyols? Polyols are sugar-free sweeteners. Polyols are carbohydrates but they are not sugars. They are used cup-for-cup [volume-for-volume] in the same amount as sugar is used, unlike acesulfame potassium, aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose which are used in very small amounts. Since “polyols” is not a consumer friendly term, many nutritionists and health educators refer to polyols as “sugar replacers” when communicating with consumers. Scientists call them sugar alcohols because part of their structure chemically resembles sugar and part is similar to alcohols. However, these sugar-free sweeteners are neither sugars nor alcohols, as these words are commonly used. Other terms used primarily by scientists are polyhydric alcohols and polyalcohols.  There are 7 calories in each gram of alcohol. How Many Calories in Polyols? 3.0 calories per gram hydrogenated starch hydrolysates 2.6 calories per gram sorbitol 2.4 calories per gram xylitol 2.1 calories per gram maltitol 2.0 calories per gram isomalt 2.0 calories per gram lactitol 1.6 calories per gram mannitol 0.2 calories per gram erythritol What is a Calorie? A kilocalorie is what we conveniently call a calorie. It is a measure of heat energy. It’s the energy necessary to raise the temperature of 1 kg of water by Read More …

Acne Myths

Don’t fall for it! You’ve probably seen it by now – a very spotty teenager with a before and after shot, showing his acne completely gone in 4 weeks. Is there any truth in it? Well maybe just a little.  You pay your money to read the same old theories with a slightly different slant but here’s the thing. Like anything else in life, not just acne, when you get to the point of forking out some serious money you have reached the point where you are fairly committed to getting a result, in this case a cure for acne – it  could just as easily be many other things – diets readily spring to mind. Acne Myths Acne is caused by dirt Acne is contagious. Adults don’t get acne. Blackheads are caused by dirt in your pores. Chocolate causes acne. Greasy food causes acne. If it looks like a pimple, it’s definitely acne. If you have acne, you should skip the moisturizer. Scrubbing my skin will get rid of acne. Shaving causes acne. Sunscreen makes acne worse. Sweat causes acne.The sun gets rid of acne. Toothpaste is an effective acne spot treatment. Touching your face causes acne. What happens Read More …

Flaxseed

From our list of ailments, see what Flaxseed can be used for: Arteriosclerosis Arthritis Atherosclerosis Blood Clots Cholesterol High Circulation Poor Constipation Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 Diarrhea Gastritis Gout Hair Loss Hardening of the Arteries Heart Disease High cholesterol Inflammation Irritable Bowel Syndrome Joint Pain Travelers Diarrhea Natural Remedies using Flaxseed Dosages (Flax) — 1 (1300 mg) StX for 740 mg ALA, softgel (APA); 1 tbsp whole or crushed (not ground) seed/150 ml liquid 2–3 ×/day (APA; PH2; PIP); 1 oz seed/1 quart water at boiling point (FEL); 35–50 g crushed seed/day for hypercholesterolemia (PH2); 1–2 tbsp flaxseed oil/day as antiaggregant (PH2). The omega-3 family of fatty acids supplies the building blocks of a variety of powerful anti-inflammatory substances. The parent fat of the omega-3s, alpha-linolenic acid, is found in dark green leafy vegetables and flaxseed. More potent omega-3s, especially EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), are found in coldwater fish such as salmon and herring. Basically, the omega-3s encourage the body’s production of inflammation-suppressing compounds. They help remind the body to turn inflammatory reactions off when they are no longer needed. Arteriosclerosis, Arthritis, Atherosclerosis, Blood Clots, Cholesterol High, Circulation Poor, Constipation, Diabetes, Diabetes Type 2, Diarrhea, Gastritis, Gout, Hair Loss, Hardening of Read More …

Breast Implants & Exercise

 On the subject of Exercise Courtesy of Rick Silverman Regarding your questions most of my implant patients have undergone sub muscular augmentation since I think that this looks better in the long term especially in women with thin skin and little breast tissue.  With that in mind I encourage my patients to proceed slowly with any weight training avoiding any manoeuvres which might be painful. They may resume cardio in a week and then progress with lifting after two weeks.  Lower extremity exercises will have less impact on the chest area so those are okay after a couple of weeks.  Other exercises which involve the upper body should be done cautiously to avoid pain and if something is painful it s likely not a good idea to do it.  I could give you a list of exercises but any such list would be far from complete and it s really more of a common sense approach keeping in mind which muscles are trained with any given exercise. Anything that involves the pectoralis muscle will be painful.  Exercises can be modified to isolate out the pectoralis and by using low weight with isolation pain (and similarly potential injury to the operative site) can Read More …

Do I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

You probably reached this page in an attempt to find out if you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or ME as it is more commonly known in the UK.  All I can say is that you won’t get an instant answer on the net but what is absolutely crucial is that you get help at once before you run the risk of what may be reversible at this stage becoming a lifelong problem. Patients attending an ME Centre, mostly women  can take, in many cases, more than a year trying to find out what is happening. Many have been branded and even treated as having a psychiatric illness. The misunderstanding of their symptoms, the lack of a diagnosis, multiple medical consultations and examinations performed, impaired social relationships, make this a health problem of great magnitude. The main symptoms presented by these patients , when referred to the clinic for study, is fatigue. A great degree of physical fatigue but also mental, which requires a reduction in their daily activity by more than 50%. Everyone remembers a day of extreme fatigue after exercise, playing sports, a trip … CFS patients live with all day, every day, for many years, with this feeling of fatigue that is Read More …

Robi's Battle Against Cancer

After two years of intense battle with stomach cancer, the singer Robi Draco Rosa is completely cured. The happy news was announced by Angelo Medina through a press release which stated: “we celebrate his full recovery from this devastating disease.” “Draco has been very brave in this process. I’m really excited and proud to see the bravery and the courage with which Draco confronted … It has been two years that grew as a human being and we have seen how this man was full of sensitivity as the best gladiator. He’s a warrior, “said her publicist. After facing this battle against cancer , Robi Draco Rosa now reborn musically, as in February 2013 is expected to release his new album, whose launch postponed that date because now in quarantine after being operated for a bone marrow transplant marrow. The next album will contain duets with Draco Rosa Ricky Martin, Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes, Shakira, Alejandro Sanz, Enrique Bunbury, Marc Anthony, Romeo, Jose Feliciano, Ednita Nazario, Calle 13, Mana, and more.

Herbal Remedies for Anxiety

  The following are herbal remedies for anxiety: Brazilian Guarana Catnip Catuaba Celery Seed Chamomile Gentian Gotu Kola Graviola Griffonia Seed Hemp Oil Hops Horney Goat Weed Jiaogulan Kava Kava Kava Kava Inositol Kola Nut Ladys Slipper Lavender Lemon Balm Maitake Mushroom Muirapauma Mushroom Onion Passion Flower Peppermint Leaf Reishi Rhodiola Root Rosemary Safflower Schizandra Skull Cap St. Johns Wort Tea Valerian Root Psychologists estimate that we have sixty thousand thoughts each day, and what’s worse, 95% of these thoughts are repetitive and pointless. Not knowing the content of our own mind, we are at its mercy and unconsciously follow it to the letter. A still mind enables us to relate far better to life and to live life instead of paying attention to useless thinking. Stressful and chaotic breathing patterns correlate with unpleasant emotional states such as anxiety and  panic. We often develop the habit of holding our breath under stress or in times of fear, anxiety, or worry. The goal should be to relax and tune in to the natural cues that prompt normal breathing. For most of us, that will naturally result in a more relaxed, slower respiratory rate than we have probably become used to. Lemon Read More …

Excessive Sweating in Children

Children might sometime sweat excessively and this can often be assumed as a normal condition, since they are more active physically when compared to adults. They exert themselves more while playing and running, which is physically tiring. However, excessive sweating in children should not be taken lightly. At times, the reason for excessive sweating in children can be due to some underlying medical problems. If your child continues sweating even when at rest it is a strong indication of some dysfunction in the body. You must consult a medical practitioner at the earliest. The practitioner can run some tests to ascertain the real problem behind excessive sweating. Excessive sweating does affect your child Excessive sweating in children occurs in some key areas like the palm, feet, and the under arms. Children who suffer from hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating feel embarrassed in public gatherings. They do not know how to deal with this physical condition and this has an emotional and negative effect on the child’s psychology. They can be ridiculed in school, leaving them traumatized leading to inferiority complex in children. In such cases along with medical diagnosis emotional support is also required. Visiting a specialist is essential because they Read More …

Parents and Family of Cancer Sufferers

Cancer represents an impact not only for the individual but also for the environment. Even when the patient is the one who receives the physical consequences of this disease and its treatment, the psycho-social impact on the entire family. How does cancer impact on the family and social environment of the patient? We can say that the loved ones of cancer patients suffer in the same areas as the patient: Psychological aspects Studies show that the prevalence of emotional disorders (mainly anxiety and depression) is the same in relatives of patients than in those affected. That is why the family is often referred patient ‘second order’, because even when it is not physically sick, it does risk of mood disorders. In addition, peer pressure is unable to vent their suffering. It’s supposed to be ‘strong’ and endure the painful situation of having a family member with cancer and not able to show discomfort. So from FEFOC claim the psychological support for the patient’s family or caregiver, a space to vent, to provide better patient care and support. Assess your emotional state and receive a comment. You may need help but have noticed or seems selfish for thinking that, when the Read More …

Herbal Remedies

Herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years. Here you will find an information for people who are new to using herbs.  Be sure you know exactly what remedy you require for your ailment.  Remember the net is full of well meaning people ready to advise on herbal remedies and indeed you will find much on this site. However you should bear in mind that herbal remedies work in different ways for different people.  If you have any doubts consult your GP first.  A good rule to follow when using herbal medications – if in doubt don’t! One of the herbal remedies I find invaluable is Aloe Vera.  You might like to read about the Benefits of Aloe Vera in this complete guide to information on Aloe Vera and its different uses and benefits. Aloe Vera explained! All about Aloe Vera its benefits and uses.  Please refer to individual ailments for herbal remedies.  Below is a list of herbs which you might find useful for making your chosen  remedy. If you wish to get to know holistic medicine feel free to visit largest holistic medicine trading community website at deadlink. It’s dedicated to educating people about the importance of Read More …

Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is part of the family Lauraceae. Its flavor is sweet, woody and spicy.Warmer climates are needed to grow well. Cinnamon is native to Sri Lanka. Canela producing countries today are: Indonesia, China, India, Java, Madagascar, Seychelles and Mauritius Islands, Burma, Malaysia, Brazil, Cuba, Guyana. The largest producer is Sri Lanka. Beyond its use in gastronomy, this spice has been used for thousands of years for its many health properties, which now, with the development of pharmaceuticals, have been lost somewhat.   10 Major Health Benefits of Cinnamon 1. One of the biggest benefits of cinnamon is its use in patients with type 2 diabetes cinnamon consumption, especially fasting and after meals, helps reduce blood glucose levels, thanks to its compound B1 cinnamtannin. Studies have shown that this compound stimulates insulin receptor and inhibits an enzyme that inactivates them, thereby increasing the ability of cells to use glucose. 2. The digestive system is also favored by the benefits of cinnamon. Some components such as dietary fiber, iron and calcium, adhere to bile salts and help remove them from the body; these bile salts may be harmful to the colon if not disposed of properly. 3. Cinnamon helps regulate bowel habits, Read More …

Health Benefits of Honey

There’s something really poetic about honey. The elixir that transformed by bees has been in human life since ancient times. Apart from its seductive color, it has super powers that add to its charm. Honey has an unusual chemical composition that keeps it fresh indefinitely without spoiling (as seen in bottles recovered from Egyptian tombs). It is particularly low in moisture and extremely acidic, making it inhospitable to bacteria and microorganisms territory. And moreover, bees add an enzyme, glucose oxidase, to make hydrogen peroxide as a by-product. Thanks to all these health benefits, honey has been used as a medicinal remedy for millions of years. It tastes delicious and is used to sweeten all kinds of food. Honey is used for treating everything from abrasions to cancer. The following are some of the best known benefits of honey, whether confirmed by science or passed from generation to generation. Health Benefits of Honey 1. Relieves cough 2. Improves memory 3. Healing wounds 4. Provides nutrients 5. It prevents potentially reduction of leukocytes 6. Remedy for seasonal allergies 7. Kills bacteria resistant to antibiotics 8. Can help metabolize alcohol 9. It is a great source of energy for exercise 10. Solve problems Read More …

Natural Home Remedies

Astragalus boosts the immune system and generates anticancer cells in the body. It is also a powerful antioxidant and protects the liver from toxins. This makes this plant ideal for people suffering from dark circles due to liver problems and depressed immune system. IMPORTANT: Do not take this herb if fever is present. Baybarry has antibiotic effects for sore throat coughs clods and flu. Garlic is effective against at least 30 types of bacteria viruses parasites and fungi. It has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. Echinacea boosts the immune system and enhances lymphatic function. Goldenseal strengthens the immune system cleanses and detoxifies the body. It has anti bacteria properties. In a small town called Chirchik in Russia a flu epidemic swept the town. When many adults and children did not get sick scientists wanted to know why they were immune to the disease. It turns out that all of them used the berries from an herb called Shizandra. Immune System Booster. 2 cups of water. 1 tsp. echinacea root. tsp. chamomile leaves. tsp. shizandra berries. tsp. peppermint leaves. Immune Tincture. tsp. Echinacea root tincture. tsp. pau d arco bark tincture. tsp. Siberian ginseng root tincture. tsp. licorice root tincture. tsp. astragalus Read More …

Dealing With The Flu

When To Head To The ER Don’t leave it too late! The flu season is upon us, and that leaves millions of people scrambling to the nearest clinic to get a flu shot. If you choose to forego the flu shot, or if you simply don’t get to it in time, then you may find yourself facing the flu. While the flu is never a walk in the park, it’s sometimes more or less dangerous than you may think. If you find yourself dealing with the flu, then you should know when to head to the ER. So, when is it time to leave the home remedies at home and head to the hospital for professional help? Consider these points when making that decision: Dehydration. One of the most important things to do during a bout with the flu is to stay amply hydrated. If you can’t seem to get down enough fluids (this problem is most common in children), then you should head to the hospital. In children, look for infrequent diaper wetting and tearless crying. Change in fever. Flu is generally accompanied by fever, which should subside temporarily with the use of a fever medication. However, there are Read More …

Coping With Sports Injuries

Lets face it, we are nation of sports lovers. Admittedly not everyone partakes in the recommended daily amount of exercise advised by medical professionals, nonetheless though there is still a hardcore bunch that will push their bodies to the limit. With this in mind though, do we know exactly how to treat ourselves if something was to go wrong? The majority of sports injuries do not require a trip to the local A&E department, therefore can be treated in the comfort of our home. So what can you do to save yourself time and pain? RICE therapy Now not to be mistaken with your local curry side dish, RICE therapy is a source of treatment designed to help treat sprains and minor ligament damage. RICE stands for: Rest- initially with any sports injury a rest period is required. If possible take as much weight off the injury as possible i.e. a substantial period on the sofa whilst your body begins to recover. Ice- Icing is vital during the early stages of injury, this not only reduces initial swelling which may have been caused but also acts as a pain relief. In 3×20 minutes stages apply ice to the specific area Read More …

Health Benefits of Broccoli

Benefits of Broccoli for Health Recipes: Broccoli-Lasagne Roll-ups Chickpeas With Broccoli Rabe Herb & Lemon Chicken Pasta With Broccoli & Peppers Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family and is closely related to cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. One of the major health benefits of broccoli is to help reduce the risk of cancer. In addition, scientific studies have shown a wide range of therapeutic properties associated with this cruciferous vegetable. How Many Calories in Brocoli and Other Vegetables?   Broccoli is rich in nutrients. In fact, a portion of only 100 grams of broccoli will provide more than 150% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C. In addition, it is also rich in vitamin K, vitamin B complex, vitamin A, iron, magnesium, zinc, chromium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, protein, fiber and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are compounds that decrease the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. Broccoli is a native of Italy, was introduced in the United States in colonial times, popularized by Italian immigrants who brought this vegetable to the New World. Although at first it was not well received because of its strong flavour, today is one of the most recommended vegetables. Health Benefits of Broccoli Read More …

5 Things You Need To Teach Your Kids About Looking After Their Health When On Holiday

It’s scary having a kid these days because you don’t know what is going to happen to them. When they are younger you might decide to wrap them in cotton wool and ban them from doing anything dangerous, but sometimes this can have the opposite affect you were hoping for. Kids rebel when they get to a certain age and they can drive you crazy. Your main concern is that they don’t get hurt and as long as you hear them come in each night you can sleep a little easier. That is until they come and ask you if they can go on their first holiday without you. As soon as you recover from the shock you might realize you will have to let them go. All their friends are going and they are at the age where they’re meant to be able to look after their own body. All they need to do is drag it home each night after they’ve went crazy with drink. Sometimes things do go wrong, so it’s worth understanding what they are so you can have a conversation with them before they leave the house. Sitting on balconies Having a balcony is amazing Read More …

Yoga and the Menopause

Yoga and the Menopause Your Menopause Yoga Plan Yoga and the Menopause  The menopause can be a trying time for women. Hormonal fluctuations are so powerful at this time of life they can bring on a number of unpleasant side effects; hot flushes tiredness memory loss night sweats insomnia and mood swings. Great uh! But let me tell you how Yoga could get you through this stage of your life.  There are specific Yoga postures that can help control the menopausal symptoms. This is no time for a hard aggressive yoga practice or for slogging away in the gym. What your body needs are relaxing postures to soothe the nervous system and improve the functioning of the hormonal system – especially the hypothalamus gland the pituitary gland the thyroid and the parathyroid glands – which helps the body adapt to hormonal fluctuations.  Below I ve outlined a few Yoga postures that will help you through the menopause. If you’ve never practiced before please find a teacher to guide you through the postures safely. If you have been practising yoga for years you might find the menopause is a time to modify your practice to be far gentler and restorative.  Your Read More …

What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)?

 Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a complex, chronic disease characterized by profound insurmountable fatigue with no known cause that does not decrease with rest and may worsen with physical and mental activity. The impact of CFS in the patient’s life is devastating, both the disease itself and by the isolation and lack of understanding of the environment, in fact, validated measures of quality of life when compared with other diseases, evidence that CFS is one of the worst diseases that quality of life entails. In addition to these basic features, some patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) suffer various nonspecific symptoms such as special weakness in the legs, muscle and joint pain, impaired memory or concentration, odors intolerance, insomnia and very slow recovery, so that the fatigue persists over twenty-four hours after exertion. Most often the disease is chronic (less than 5-10% cures) and a major impact on the patient’s life.  The cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is still unknown  and we have no specific diagnostic tests, but most groups of scholars believe that infections (particularly those caused by certain viruses), autoimmune response and agents or toxic chemicals , can trigger the disease even at Read More …

Ellipse Klinikken Ultrashape

Do you want to lose inches of fat permanently and painlessly from your waist or thighs with resorting to surgery like liposuction?  Me too.  This is my experience of  Ultrashape ultrasound fat loss treatment from Ellipse Klinikken. Is it worth it?  My opinion?  Don’t waste your money! After spending £1214 I can’t see any difference. For detailed information on this new ultrasound permanent fat loss treatment go below to Ultrashape Permanent Fat Loss UltraShape – My Experience  May 10th 2007  I shopped around all of the UK clinics offering Ultrashape and was appalled at the lack of knowledge and information until I found Ellipse Klinikken.  One of the questions I wanted answering was why some clinics recommend staying low-carb after the treatment and others (most of them) insist you stay low fat.  Most couldn’t answer this very simple question and those that could demonstrated that they knew very little scientifically about how the body works. Once I’d decided Ellipse Kilinikken were the best for me I was very pleased to find that they were also the cheapest!  Of course I was already very pro any sort of laser treatment.  I had laser treatment on my eyes some 15 years ago and Read More …

How to Cure Depression Naturally

Eight Natural Ways to Fight Depression It’s estimated that over a quarter of all Americans will suffer from depression at some point in their life. And as anyone who has ever suffered from the disease will attest to, it’s something that can be very difficult to cure. Should you find yourself suffering from depression, or you’re simply feeling a little blue, here are eight natural ways to fight the sadness. Accept the Cycles Though it mightn’t always seem like it, life is an emotional roller coaster for almost everyone. There’s elated highs and bitter lows and then there’s the endless in between times. When you find yourself feeling down, always remind yourself that your emotions are on a cycle. The highs don’t last forever and neither do the lows. Think About Past Achievements A common trait among people suffering from depression is a natural tendency to focus on the negative. Rather than constantly reflecting on your mistakes, try to reflect on your achievements. Take some time to think about the positive things that you have done in your life. Make Positive Friends Don’t underestimate the effect that those who you interact with can have on your emotions. Misery loves company Read More …

Acupuncture

Acupressure Dr. Jin Traditional Chinese Medicine Centre Doctor Z. Jin (John) runs the only Chinese Medicine Centre in Ashby de la Zouch.  The centre offer the full range of alternative therapies including Acupuncture Acupressure TuiNa body massage   foot reflexology,  cupping therapy and Chinese herbal medicine. Both Doctor Jin and his Nurse have practiced in China and the UK for over 15 years.  They have tremendous experience in treating diseases and symptoms and especially pain.  Acupuncture treatments are £30 per session. Tel:   01530 560800 Mob: 07886 649545 About Acupuncture Acupuncture is a technique of inserting and manipulating filiform needles into “acupuncture points” on the body with the aim of restoring health and well-being e.g. treating pain and diseases.  Although sometimes described merely as a means of pain relief traditional acupuncture is actually used to treat people with a wide range of illnesses. Its focus is on improving the overall wellbeing of the patient rather than the isolated treatment of specific symptoms. The ancient Chinese believed that there is a universal life energy called Chi or Qi present in every living creature. This energy is said to circulate throughout the body along specific pathways that are called meridians.  Acupuncture works to re-program and Read More …

Cancer Facts

The word cancer is a broad term that encompasses more than 200 kinds of this awful disease. Each of these types of cancer can have completely different characteristics to other cancers and can be considered unique disease, their causes, their development and their specific treatment. However, they all have a common denominator: cancer cells acquire the ability to multiply and spread throughout the body without control. Our body is constituted of a set of cells visible only through the microscope. Fund-raise for Cancer Patients at St Giles Hospice Cell Division These cells divide regularly and periodically to replace aging or dead already, and maintain the integrity and proper functioning of the various organs. The process of cell division is regulated by a series of control mechanisms that tell the cell when to divide and when to start static. When cell damage can not be repaired cellular self-destruction occurs which prevents the damage is inherited by daughter cells. Uncontrolled cell division When these control mechanisms are disrupted into a cell, it and its descendants initiate an uncontrolled division, which eventually will lead to a tumour or nodule When cells that constitute the tumour does not possess the ability to invade and destroy other Read More …

Acne and Acne Treatment

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Acne: Aloe Calendula Cayenne Dandelion Root Echinacea Purpurea Echincacea Angustifolia Inositol Kelp Milk Thistle Oregon Grape Root Red Clover Sarsaparilla Saw Palmetto Sheep Sorrel Tea Tree Watercress Witch Hazel Yellow Dock Natural Cures and Remedies for Acne Yellow dock is another general detoxifier, which is especially useful whenever skin problems are made worse by constipation (yellow dock is a gentle laxative). It can be used for eczema, acne and psoriasis. Another effective remedy in the realm of nutrition that seems to offer new promise of help for acne is zinc. It has shown dramatic results in some cases. Zinc should be taken in therapeutic doses of 50 mg. three times a day. After noticeable improvement it can be gradually reduced. Aloe, Calendula, Cayenne, Dandelion Root, Echinacea Purpurea, Echincacea Angustifolia, Inositol, Kelp, Milk Thistle, Oregon Grape Root, Red Clover, Sarsaparilla, Saw Palmetto, Sheep Sorrel, Tea Tree, Watercress, Witch Hazel, Yellow Dock Orange peel is valuable in the treatment of acne. The peel, pounded well with water on a piece of stone, should be applied to the affected areas. Lemon has also proved beneficial in removing pimples and acne . Read More …

Exercises Breathing

This is a subject very dear to my heart.  Having made a few lifestyle changes and seen a dramatic improvement in my own health I have to saying finding exercises for breathing was one of the best things I’ve done.  When Nicole sent me this article I wanted to try and make sure as many people found it as possible as I truly believe with the right exercises breathing patterns can be changed making tremendous differences to many health issues. A Breathe of Fresh Air Most of us have poor breathing habits – no wonder we feel tired & anxious! Writes Nicole Stone Yoga Teacher  from Yoga Breaks in Spain Breathing like swallowing is an unconscious action; something we do without thinking. It s not until we have something like a heavy cold that we actually notice that we re struggling to cope with simple tasks like climbing the stairs. The lungs are capable of holding 5 litres of breath but most of us only breathe in the upper chest otherwise known as shallow breathing. Shallow breathing means that we are not getting adequate oxygen intake nor are we fully exhaling carbon dioxide (CO2) – a waste gas generated within the Read More …

Incense as a Herbal Remedy

One thing that a person should know about herbal incense is that these potpourri products are made with the help of herbal ingredients that are collected from all parts of world. For many centuries, herbs have been used for health treatments and for many other remedies too. In this post, we are going to shed light upon the use of incense as herbal remedy. If you have ever visited a therapist for psychological assessment or for some other reason, you must have noticed a nice aroma coming out of their office. This aroma is basically the smell of herbal incense that they normally use in their therapy center. It has been proved that herbal incense has very pleasant effects on the mental and physical health of a person. Below, you will find information about some of the conditions in which incense is used as a herbal remedy. Stress Relief We have a very busy life in today’s world. During every day work, you have to manage a lot of tasks and go through different hectic meetings. While trying to meet several deadlines, you can become easily stressed. There are different ways to release your stress but most of them will Read More …

Healing Psoriasis Naturally

Cortisone and cortisol are important glucocorticoid adrenal hormones that regulate dozens of functions in the body, but especially inflammation and immune response. They are widely used to treat autoimmune diseases such as lupus and arthritis, because of their immune-suppressing properties, and severely inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s disease and psoriasis. Some drugs can cause high homo-cysteine levels, particularly those that interfere with folic acid, such as methotrexate, an immunosuppressive drug given to cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis patients. Herbs/Natural Remedies for Psoriasis Before taking any herbal remedy for your psoriasis, talk with your doctor. Some herbal remedies can cause dangerous interactions with your traditional medications. Aloe Vera Apple Cider Vinegar Capsaicin Dead Mahonia Aquifolium (Oregon Grape) Oats Sea Salts Tea Tree Oil Turmeric Psoriasis Suggestions for a Natural Cure Healing psoriasis naturally may include modifications to your diet,such as more water, fruit and vegetables to improve your psoriasis and relieve its symptoms. Natural treatment aims to get at the root of the problem. For many people, anti-inflammatory foods  are the best way to naturally treat psoriasis.

Natural Remedies Book

The Complete Handbook of Natures Cures **** Now Free **** 265 pages Please email for your free copy – no strings – no registration.   Instant Download (Your email address goes nowhere – it’s solely to stop spammy sites leeching my bandwidth ) PART I  NATURE CURE AND NATURAL METHODS OF TREATMENT  1. Principles And Practice Of Nature Cure 2. Fasting – The Master Remedy 3. Therapeutic Baths 4. Curative Powers Of Earth 5. Exercise In Health And Disease 6. Therapeutic Value Of Massage 7. Yoga Therapy 8. Healing Power Of Colours 9. Sleep : Restorative Of Tired Body And Mind   PART II HEALTH THROUGH NUTRITION 10. Optimum Nutrition For Vigour And Vitality 11. Miracles Of Alkalizing Diet 12. Vitamins And Their Importance In Health And Disease 13. Minerals And Their Importance In Nutrition. 14. Amazing Power Of Amino Acids 15. Secrets Of Food Combining 16. Health Promotion The Vegetarian Way 17. Importance Of Dietary Fibre 18. Lecithin – An Amazing Youth Element 19. Role Of Enzymes In Nutrition. 20. Raw Juice Therapy 21. Sprouts For Optimum Nutrition PART IIl DISEASES AND THEIR NATURAL REATMENT 22. Acne 23. Alcoholism 24. Allergies 25. Anaemia 26. Appendicitis 27. Arteriosclerosis 28. Arthritis 29. Asthma 30. Backache 31. Bronchitis 32. Cancer 33. Cataract 34. Cirrhosis Read More …

What Is Water Intoxication?

Doctors, dieticians and other health profession advisors all stress the importance of drinking water. Depending on our activity levels and the weather (the hotter it is, the faster you dehydrate), you need to drink between two and three litres of water a day. However, there is a limit to drinking water and we should stick with in this guideline. Water intoxication, also known as water poisoning, is a potentially fatal disturbance in your brain function that occurs when the normal balance of electrolytes in the body is pushed past the safe limits – this is commonly referred to as over-hydration. What are the risks of drinking too much water? Here are the three major medical risks of over-hydration: Number One- Kidney Disease When you drink too much water, your kidneys need to work overtime to filter the excess water out of your system. The extra water places pressure on your kidneys beds and will cause ‘wear and tear’ to the organ. Number Two – Your Heart The more water you drink, the more your heart needs to pump it through your blood system. If you over-hydrate your body will compensate by pumping the water into your lungs, effectively drowning your Read More …

Health Benefits of Kale

The many properties of kale (collard greens) are impressive.  Kale is rich in nutrients, a wonderful plant with some important health benefits. Kale can do wonders if you include regularly in your diet and can positively impact your health with many benefits. It is also a vegetable low in calories and sodium, contains no fat or cholesterol and is rich in calcium, features that make it an ally for weight loss. Kale has been a staple of the diet in northern Europe for centuries. However, the health benefits of kale are only more recently recognized in the US and other countries. Kale, a leaf vegetable sometimes included in salads, is not actually a part of the lechugao families spinach. It is a cruciferous vegetables more like broccoli and cabbage. 10 Benefits of including Kale in your diet 1. It gives a lot of energy. 2. It is rich in fiber and has few calories. One cup contains 36 calories , 5g. and 0g fiber. fat. 3. It has more iron per calorie than beef. 4. It contains high doses of vitamin K. 5. It has inflammatory properties. 6. Kale is a powerful antioxidant. 7. Kale helps lower cholesterol levels. 8. Read More …

Herbal Treatment for Arthritis

Turmeric for Joint Pain. Regardless of the mechanism by which curcumin elicits its effects, it does appear to be beneficial to several aspects of arthritis, as suggested by a recent systematic review and meta-analysis that concluded: “This systematic review and meta-analysis provided scientific evidence that 8–12 weeks of standardized turmeric extracts (typically 1000 mg/day of curcumin) treatment can reduce arthritis symptoms (mainly pain and inflammation related symptoms) and result in similar improvements in the symptoms as ibuprofen and diclofenac sodium. Therefore, turmeric extracts and curcumin can be recommended for alleviating the symptoms of arthritis, especially osteoarthritis” Read the full article here      Recipes with Turmeric From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Arthritis: American Ginseng Asparagus Root Barberry Root Black Cohosh Black Seed Oil Bladderwrack Boswellia Bromelain Bupleurum Root Burdock Root Capsicum Carrot Cats Claw Cayenne Celery Seed Chamomile Chondroitin Sulfate Citrus Bioflavonoids Curcumin Curcumin and Turmeric Root Devils Claw Fenugreek Feverfew Flaxseed Ginger Ginkgo Biloba Glucosamine Sulfate Grapeseed Green Tea Hemp Oil Honeysuckle Horsetail Juniper Berry MSM Nettle Omega-3 Fatty Acids Queen Of The Meadow Quercetin Sarsaparilla Sea Cucumber Turmeric Turmeric Root Wild Yam Willow Willow Bark Yucca See below for more details on Read More …

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil first appeared in Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands in the mid-nineteenth century. Today the production and export of this oil is part of one of the most important economic activities in the Philippines. Coconut oil it is also known as coconut cream and is extracted from the “meat” of the coconut, the pulp is white. Although it is not an expensive oil, it is not easy to acquire in Western countries but generally can be found in speciality or health food stores. In the early twentieth century, coconut oil was easier to find than it is today and was widely used in the kitchen. Because it has a low melting point and can be kept for a considerable time, is easy to use and store, and also has a pleasant taste. However, the mid-twentieth century began to discover the risks of consuming saturated fats, due to this reason, coconut oil gained a bad reputation and began to disappear from the market. Today, research has shown that fats coconut oil can have great health benefits. It is true that saturated fats can cause damage to health when consumed in excess but not all saturated fats are created equal. Read More …

Turmeric Health Benefits

Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, making it effective in a lot of diseases such as those affecting the heart, avoiding seemingly random blood clots, plaque in the arteries and reduces levels of bad-cholesterol, reduces pain in arthritis and any other condition related to inflammation, because it reduces the enzymes responsible for producing inflammation. Curcumin, the active ingredient of this plant also contains antioxidant properties, so we are protected twice: by destroying free radicals, it improves our immune system and the functioning of our body. Turmeric comes from the Curcuma Longa plant and has been in India as a spice for centuries. Traditionally, people use turmeric to add flavor to your dishes, with many cultures recognizing the spice for its many medicinal properties.  Recipes with Turmeric As the use of turmeric continues to grow in popularity, so does recognition of its many benefits. It is for this reason that many around the world have decided to start integrating Turmeric (mostly through food) in their daily life. Methods are simply consume it as a source of turmeric food, take turmeric extract in pill form, or eating of highly concentrated liquid extract of turmeric. A major reason for the explosion of advertising and scientific research Read More …

Natural Facelift

Coming Soon Our Free Online Facial Exercises Pictures of Facial Exercises and Instructions for a Non-Surgical Facelift will appear here soon. Give yourself a Natural Facelift I am not the foremost authority on facial exercises but let’s face it – it’s not rocket science!  So if you want to give yourself a facelift without surgery read on! I have devised several facelift exercises  to address the causes of facial aging.  I use them myself daily to give myself a ‘nonsurgical’ facelift. Through proper exercises we can strengthen and develop the face and neck muscles so that the face can be firmed and reshaped to achieve a younger healthier look. Body builders develop specific muscles and by the same methods specific facial feature can be developed and toned by doing facial exercises. So if you want to give yourself a natural facelift ie a non-surgical facelift watch this space. In the meantime you might like to try some Natural Face Lift books if you can’t wait that long. nonsurgical face lift and alternative to face lift and 3 day face lift are just other ways to describe natural face lift exercises

Burn Fat

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Burn Fat: Green Coffee Bean Hoodia Natural Cures and Remedies for Burn Fat Horseradish is made from the root of a plant that is so ubiquitous its origins have been lost. It is quite pungent and has the power to make the eyes water and the mouth burn. Activities (Salad Burnet) — Analgesic (f; EFS); Antibacterial (1; FAD); Antiedemic (1; FAD); Antiemetic (f; FAD); Antipyretic (f; FAD); Antiseptic (1; FAD; HH2); Antistress (1; HH2); Aperitif (f; PH2); Astringent (1; FAD; MAD; PH2); Climacteric (f; MAD); Decongestant (f; PH2); Diaphoretic (f; EFS); Diuretic (f; PH2); Hemostat (1; FAD; PH2); Hypoglycemic (1; HH2); Protease Inhibitor (1; HH2); Stomachic (f; EFS); Tineacide (2; PNC); Tonic (f; EFS); Vermifuge (f; MAD); Vulnerary (f; EFS). Green Coffee Bean, Hoodia symptoms from ingesting pennyroyal-containing preparations include lethargy, agitation, dizziness, sometimes leading to seizures and auditory and visual hallucinations. GI effects include nausea, vomiting, burning in the throat, abdominal pain, and diarrhea (AEH1). Indications (Barley) — Acrochordon (f; BIB); Bladder (f; BIB); Bronchosis (f; BIB); Burn (f; BIB); Debility (f; DEP); Cancer (f; BIB); Catarrh (f; BIB; EFS); Chest (f; BIB); Chilblain (f; BIB); Cholera Read More …

Health Benefits of Ginger

Chinese medicine states that ginger treat diseases involving excessive yin, especially when caused or exacerbated by the cold diseases. This is true, although it has more health benefits. For its natural anti-inflammatory power and its ability to slightly thin the blood, Ginger is an effective remedy for arthritis, rheumatism and colds, also improving blood flow  and a great an ally in the fight against dizziness including dizziness associated with cervical osteoarthritis. It also has anti-mucosal properties, which promotes expectoration, and can increase body temperature a little. For this reason its use in case of high fever is discouraged. Ginger has shown properties efficient in treating digestive disorders. Its effectiveness in mitigating many types of  nausea eg travel, pregnancy, indigestion, etc. is well documented. Ginger is contraindicated in pregnancy and prolonged treatment and care should be taken with chronic treatments in patients taking anticoagulants. Use of Ginger is in many forms depending on the condition of the tuber – infusions both fresh and dried. liquid fresh ginger or poultices for topical use, also for external use , rubs & oil blends that include the essential oil of ginger. Ginger usually used in combination with other herbs for a synergistic effect of Read More …

5-HTP

From our list of ailments, see what 5-HTP can be used for: Brain Fibromyalgia Natural Remedies using 5-HTP On the advice of her doctor, Denise ate a high-carbohydrate meal in the evening. She made sure that she ate only complex carbohydrates, along with some fat, to help reduce the large fluctuations in her insulin level. Denise also started to take 50 mg of 5-HTP before bed. After one week she increased this dose to 100 mg. Denise was delighted with the result. Not only did her cravings and irritability disappear, Denise found that she was now sleeping better. But why are we so concerned with amino acids? Because amino acids are the building blocks from which our bodies produce 5-HTP, the subject of this book. The tryptophan in 5-hydroxy tryptophan is one of the essential amino acids we can only acquire through our diet, whether from protein foods or from 5-HTP supplements. Brain, Fibromyalgia The Benefit of using 5-HTP as a natural cure The third way is to provide more of the raw materials out of which Serotonin is made. Tryptophan can cross the blood-brain barrier and, before its recall, it was used by many practitioners as an alternative to Read More …

Green Tea Benefits

That green tea is a true gift of nature for your health, there is no doubt. However, you should realise there are many more benefits than were first thought.  Green tea is synonymous with health and longevity. Its antioxidant components are so diverse that it seems unnecessary to emphasize each of its many benefits over different organs and body systems. However, it never hurts to remember that a refreshing infusion of green tea can relieve you of some of the most common health problems, quickly and naturally. To learn more about the health benefits of green tea and how to use them when you need them see the table below. Benefits of Green Tea 1. Reduce the risk of cancer 2. Prevents cardiovascular disease 3. Fights aging 4. Help you lose weight 5. Prevents wrinkles 6. Reduce the risk of arthritis 7. Strengthens bones 8. Helps lower cholesterol 9. Prevents obesity 10. It is good for diabetes 11. Strengthens memory 12. Protects against Parkinson’s disease 13. It’s a hepatoprotective 14. Prevents hypertension 15. Protect food poisoning 16. Reduces blood glucose levels 17. stimulates immunity 18. Avoid colds and flu 19. Relieves asthma 20. Combat ear infections 21. Helps in treating Read More …

Home Remedies for Acne

Acne Home Remedies Home remedies for acne start with a good skincare regimen, ie a gentle cleanser and an oil-free moisturizer. Teenagers and adults alike, are too aggressive when they clean their skin and rubbing it excessively will only make acne worse, leading to more and more inflammation. Home Remedies Lemon Juice The use of lemon juice twice a day really works effectively to remove red acne scars. All you have to choose is apply it undiluted, for ten minutes in the morning and in the evening. Then wash off your very own face, and follow up with the use of an oil free moisturizer. The bleaching properties of lemon will operate to get rid of those spots over time. Green Tea Prepare green tea, by using a tea bag in a cup of boiling hot liquid Enable it to cool for a few mins and then remove the tea bag. Invest in it one teaspoon of lemon juice. Take a cotton swab, and dip it in the tea. Squeeze out the excess from it. Put it on the affected area, and hold it in place for about two minutes. Repeat this a few times. If adopted for about 2-3 Read More …

Is it a Cold or Flu?

The symptoms of common-cold-induced nasal congestion may be very similar to the congestion caused by allergies. The underlying causes of both have to do with a malfunctioning immune system. Cold viruses are always in our environment, and whether you “catch” a cold is a function of how healthy you are and how well your immune system is working. Cold symptoms are caused when a cold virus attacks and kills cells, which then release substances that cause inflammation, mucus production, and infection, and possibly a slight fever. Most colds will resolve within five to seven days. If you take care of yourself by getting plenty of rest and warm fluids and eating wholesome food, a cold can resolve itself within three days. Symptoms of influenza or flu virus tend to be more severe, including a higher fever, aches, chills, and nausea. Neither a cold nor flu can be effectively treated with an antibiotic. Antibiotics kill bacteria, and colds and flu is caused by viruses. While a cold or flu can cause a bacterial infection, you are best off allowing your own body to fight it and heal it unless a doctor determines that you are at risk for pneumonia or some Read More …

Regular Exercise

The Physical Benefits of Regular Exercise As humans we all have basic and fundamental needs in order to stay as fit and healthy as we can. Firstly we need good nutrition and the right balance of vitamins and minerals within our bodies. We also need adequate hydration since most of our body actually comprises of water. We need decent sleep in order to rejuvenate ourselves and to cut the risk of getting ill due to exhaustion. What is the other thing that we need but many of us lose sight of? Exercise of course! Yes I know that nowadays it is extremely difficult to fit anything more into our busy day but exercising regularly is a necessity and not a luxury if you want your body to be fully functioning and healthy right on into old age. Exercise can turn your physical condition right around and create a strong body which resists illness and injury. Also if you are suffering from joint pain, arthritis and so on, regular exercise will increase the range of motion within your joints and will allow you to feel healthier, less stiff, far more flexible and can protect against osteoarthritis too. Good exercise plans for Read More …

Sun Exposure Could Actually Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Increasing sun exposure can lower cancer risk by boosting vitamin D. Most people will tell you that too much sun exposure can raise the risk of skin cancer. Avoiding exposure to sunlight has become the holy grail of skin care. Yet some experts worry that being too cautious of sun rays could be causing more harm than good. You might be surprised to find out that sun exposure can improve your overall health and may actually prevent some types of cancers. Sunscreen Blocks Vitamin D Too Sun exposure has benefits, such as creating most of the vitamin D our bodies Need. Slathering on sun screen every time we expect to go outdoors may depleting our bodies of precious vitamin D, resulting in higher risk of osteoporosis, depression and other health conditions. As far as the cancer risk goes, it’s true that excess sun exposure can increase the risk of certain types of skin cancers, but these cancers are highly treatable and rarely fatal. Melanoma, the dangerous skin cancer most of us associate with sun exposure, can actually be avoided by getting adequate vitamin D through sun exposure. One must have truly excessive sun exposure before the risk of melanoma increases. Read More …

Reiki Healing

Reiki in Hartshorne Woodville Swadlincote Derbyshire Ring Jacquie for information about Reiki Healing on 01283 218626 Reiki Healing Path  Discover Reiki Healing energy with a free distant Reiki treatment. Reiki healing distant courses in Usui Lightarian Karuna Ki Reiki Lavender Flame RaSheeba Shamballa Full Spectrum Angelic Light and Medicine Buddha Reiki. Send a healing e-card or read a yearly energy report. Book Description Reiki For Life is the must-have guide to self-healing and treating others with Reiki. It is a comprehensive handbook that tells you everything you need to know about Reiki whether you want to recap on the basic routines or realise the power and potential of each level; learn special techniques to enhance Reiki practice or use Reiki for spiritual growth. Penelope Quest also compares the origins and development of Reiki in the West and the East revealing techniques specific to the original Japanese Reiki tradition. Suitable for beginners experienced practitioners and teachers alike this book: Explains what Reiki is and how it works; Gives detailed instruction in First and Second Degree techniques; Includes special advanced methods for working with Reiki; Suggests how to manage Reiki sessions and how to set up a professional practice; Outlines how to use Reiki to grow spiritually throughout your life; Advises on how to become a Reiki Master/Teacher. Synopsis A comprehensive guide to the practice Read More …

Nottingham Chiroptractor

About McTimoney Chiropractors                 Nottinghamshire Chiropractors On several occasions my health and in particular my joints have caused me sufficient problems to see the help of a chiropractor.  Back and shoulder pain is always a concern but the neck especially made me want to find the very best. After much research and speaking to many I decided that only a McTimoney Chiropractor would do for me. I have had treatment from Patrick McEvoy-Robinson (Bsc Hons PGCE DC MMCA) several time over the last few years and highly recommend this McTimoney Chiropractor. I’m sure all the other chiropractors here are excellent too but I can recommend Patrick from personal experience.  Please mention Spirita when phoning. .   Pear Tree Yard Chiropractic Clinic Pear Tree Yard Town Street Sandiacre Nottinghamshire NG10 5DU Tel: 0115 9390504 Trent Chiropractic Clinic 1 Victoria Embankment Trent Bridge West Bridgford Nottingham NG2 2JY Tel: 0115 9863669 Nuthall Chiropractic Clinic 23 Horsendale Avenue Nuthall Nottingham NG16 1AQ Tel: 0115 9272156 About McTimoney Chiropractors McTimoney Chiropractic is a particularly gentle and effective whole body manipulative technique.  The McTimoney Chiropractor aims to correct the alignment of the bones and the spine and other joints of the body to restore nerve function to alleviate pain and to promote natural health. Read More …

Quilts:- Solidarity against Cancer

Translated from Spanish: The manager of an English school in La Flecha, Spain, has launched a charitable initiative to help children with cancer Although currently the company is immersed in a maelstrom of haste that leaves little time to focus on the problems of those who live around you, there are times when people are opting to reveal and deal with this situation. People who prefer to ignore the stress and sacrifice some of the little time left to help others. This is the case of the Victoria Bridge who through a charitable initiative, different and curious at the same time looking for ways to help children with cancer. This prompted a blog, kekasdevictoriaymas.blogspot.com through which created a meeting place through the Internet, in which contact with more people willing to work on your goal. It started with making rag dolls “with fabric bearing the pink ribbon, commemorating the women who have breast cancer.” Some toys that went on sale to allocate the proceeds to the Spanish Association Against Cancer and developed “during the year that I was off work because my daughter found a small problem quickly diagnose”. At that time when “I spent many hours in hospitals” saw Read More …

Common Sports Injuries And Suggested Treatments

Sport is one of the most popular means for people to get exercise. And as an added bonus, it’s also fun and fulfilling to do. This pretty much explains why it is being pursued by nearly 600,000,000 folks, both in a professional and amateur manner. And among the currently established types, it is basketball, soccer, football, lacrosse and hockey that attract the most players. Back in the day, only men had the privilege to engage in sports. But by the 20th century, more and more women became involved, thereby giving the public a whole new spectacle to look forward to. But this change in dynamic has not yet affected the number of injuries incurred during a game and within the term of an athlete. And even with specialist medicine, folks still end up in pretty bad shape that their careers are stalled or cut at the cusps. Taking Care of the Body Given this, it is essential that you, as an athlete, take good care of your body. Just because there are medical professionals on standby, that doesn’t mean you could dive in first into dangerous situations or push yourself to the limit. Losing a life and a limb cannot Read More …

Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

The cell is the fundamental functioning unit of the human body. Trillions of body cells work together to create an individual who when healthy is able to adapt to a constantly changing external environment while maintaining internal balance. Since approximately 50% to 60% of the human body is water internal balance involves the regulation of body fluids. The ability to maintain internal balance in the presence of external stressors is termed  homeostasis. Homeostatic balance is necessary for cells to perform their individual physiologic tasks. A steady delivery of nutrients (oxygen glucose fatty acids and amino acids) the continuous removal of metabolic wastes (carbon dioxide and other end products of cellular metabolism) and the maintenance of a stable physiochemical environment are essential to homeostatic balance and thus to normal cellular function. Disruption of any of these three factors results in homeostatic imbalance with cellular dysfunction and illness. All organs and body structures are involved in the maintenance of homeostasis. The nervous system with its three major components (sensory integrative and motor) enables the individual to perceive and interact with the surrounding environment and coordinates and regulates the functions of the other organ systems. Without the musculoskeletal system the movements necessary to Read More …

Acne Face Wash

Get Rid Of Acne For Good It’s pretty impossible to be a teenager today because you have hundreds of things to deal with. It can feel like it’s too much and you just want to close your eyes until you become an adult. Finding your first job is tough then you find out getting up and going to work every day is even tougher because of the acne. You start dating and you try to find someone who cares about you. All of these things and many more can be a lot harder if you’re suffering from acne. At times it must feel like you don’t want to go out of the house, but you know you must keep your life moving along in the right direction. Instead of waiting for your acne to magically disappear you should start looking into some great ways to get rid of it. I know you’ve tried creams and face washes before, but maybe it’s going to take more than that. Maybe it’s going to take a complete lifestyle change. Here are a few things you should start trying today because once your acne is gone you can be truly happy again. Leave the Read More …

Whats Good for Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory and degenerative disease of unknown cause. It produces an inflammation of the membrane that protects the cartilages of the joints, producing pain and in the long term, a deformation of them that prevents the development of daily activity. Although the cause is unknown, there are studies that show that there is a hereditary component, as it is also known to affect women more and increases with age. All of the following herbs and spices are good for arthritis. American Ginseng Asparagus Root Barberry Root Black Cohosh Black Seed Oil Bladderwrack Boswellia Bromelain Bupleurum Root Burdock Root Capsicum Carrot Cats Claw Cayenne Celery Seed Chamomile Chondroitin Sulfate Citrus Bioflavonoids Curcumin Curcumin and Turmeric Root Devils Claw Fenugreek Feverfew Flaxseed Ginger Ginkgo Biloba Glucosamine Sulfate Grapeseed Green Tea Hemp Oil Honeysuckle Horsetail Juniper Berry Msm Nettle Omega-3 Fatty Acids Queen Of The Meadow Quercetin Sarsaparilla Sea Cucumber Turmeric Turmeric Root Wild Yam Willow Willow Bark Yucca Improving your diet is whats good for arthritis. So first we need a good look at the list then it’s a question of narrowing down what’s good for you.  Spices are easy to include. In rheumatoid arthritis, as in the Read More …

First Aid Kits

First Aid Kits Our first aid kits contain supplies to fit any emergency  situation. We offer first aid kits for your home or business that will ensure safety in all conditions.  Also try our Defibrillator.  We offer lifesaving defibrillators to treat victims of sudden cardiac arrest. So much more than a first aid kit.  Our defibrillators are designed to quickly and easily provide an electric shock that restores normal heart rhythm.

Calories Burned Chart

Calorie Tables Activity 100 lb 150 lb 200 lb Bicycling 6 mph 160  240  312  Bicycling 12 mph 270  410  534  Jumping rope 500  750  1 000  Running 5.5 mph 440  660  962  Running 7 mph 610  920  1 230  Running 10 mph 850  1 280  1 664  Swimming 25 yds/min 185  275  358  Swimming 50 yds/min 325  500  650  Tennis singles 265  400  535  Walking 2 mph 160  240  312  Walking 3 mph 210  320  416  Walking 4.5 mph 295  440  572    Step Height Calories/min. Calories/10 min. Calories/30 min. 4 inches 4.5 45 135 6 inches 5.5 55 165 8 inches 6.4 64 192 10 inches 7.2 72 216 The second table gives the caloric expenditure after 10 minutes of activity for various body weights. This data was obtained from Reebok Instructor News Volume 4 Number 2 1997. Activity & Calories/10 min. 125 lbs 150 lbs 175 lbs 200 lbs Aerobics (traditional at high intensity) 95 115 134 153 Gardening 41 49 57 65 Racquetball 75 90 105 120 Running (9 min/mile) 109 131 153 174 Shopping 35 42 49 56 Sitting (reading or watching TV) 10 12 14 16 Sleeping 10 12 14 16 Standing (light activity) Read More …

St Giles Hospice Staff

This page is by way of a thank you to the staff at St Giles Hospice, specifically in Burton but I’m sure there are many other branches that have excellent staff also. The hospice cares for terminal cancer patients but this is by no mean all they do.  Many families have been saved a cruel end goodbye by the efforts of the staff at these hospices.  Without a caring place for loved ones to go, the much needed respite would be impossible.  We should not underestimate the devastating effect looking after a seriously ill family member can have on our own health and well being. To know that the staff at St Giles are so caring, from the doctors and nurses through to the volunteers, tea and meal ladies and the cleaners, makes a very hard decision just a little bit easier. If you can put yourself in the shoes of some-one losing a loved one to cancer or some other devastating illness I hope you will be inspired to make a donation to this very worthwhile cause, better still donate your time.  Before you think “I have no skills” just remember that simply being there is often the least Read More …

Natural Remedies For Depression

Popping sleeping pills can be a tactic we use to avoid dealing with the issues that are causing us to lie awake tossing and turning at night. If emotions such as worry, frustration, stress, or anger are keeping you up, do the needed spiritual, practical, or interpersonal work to help you manage and put them aside when it’s time to rest. Humans will never be free of worry—but we can learn to set it aside when we choose to do so. Many respected experts agree that depression and anxiety are mis-diagnosed and over-medicated. Although many who end up on drugs may not have really needed them, let’s make one thing clear: those of us who have never experienced a major depression or intense anxiety can never understand the experience of people who have. Any person who has ever been severely depressed or anxious has been told at some point by a well-meaning loved one or friend, “Just snap out of it!” or “Get on with your life and you’ll feel better!” or “Just relax!” or “Smile!” When we are depressed, we tend to want to stop moving. When we are anxious, we tend to move unproductively, fidgeting or pacing. If Read More …

All Natural Flu Remedy

If a full-blown flu can’t be averted, you can find many ways to suppress cold and flu symptoms at any chemist. But suppressing symptoms with drugs may turn out to be counterproductive. Those flu symptoms are, in fact, important aspects of your body’s immune defenses against these diseases. In the case of a viral infection, which is what colds and flu are, to suppress your body’s natural mechanisms for beating the illness is not all natural. Homeopathy for Bird Flu by Keith Smith L.C.P.H. M.H.M.A.   Homeopath Writer and Life Coach As a homeopath I help many patients each year to reduce their chances of getting influenza. So I was not too surprised last Autumn when a patient who has kept ‘flu free for many years by using homeopathic remedies rather than vaccination asked me for advice on avoiding the risk of infection should ‘bird flu’ hit these shores. Apart from the obvious precaution of avoiding contact with infected birds animals or people the following is a list of actions that anyone can take and which are proven by scientific research to help reduce the risk of infection. In addition I identified a homeopathic remedy produced from a respiratory infection Read More …

Colon Hydrotherapy

What is Colon Hydrotherapy? Colon Hydrotherapy is an important treatment for a number of health problems including constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. Many  believe that for a person to be in good health the colon must be functioning normally. Karen Horn The Body Works Clinic 31 Chapel Street SHEPSHED Loughborough Leicestershire LE12 9AF 01509 507225 0798 9886063 Highly Recommended Click for more info. regarding Colonic Irrigation Derbyshire   What happens during  Colon Hydrotherapy ? Colonic hydrotherapy lasts about 45 minutes. A small speculum is inserted into the patient s rectum. This speculum is the attached to a plastic hose which connects to the Colon Hydrotherapy machine. The colonic hydrotherapist will adjust the volume and temperature of the water. This is usually a fine trickle of sterilized water. This completely enclosed system complete with pressure gauge. The patient is filled with water to their own tolerance which induces peristaltic contractions of the colon at which point they will begin to expel faecal matter through a special hose which leads back to the Colon Hydrotherapy machine.  This can be seen through a clear plastic viewing tube. During a normal colonic hydrotherapy treatment one may see mucous parasites and very old feculent material pass through the tube. This latter Read More …

Adult Acne

Acne is an issue faced by both genders at some point in life, agults and tee4nagers alike. The worst is that if you have somehow overcome the problem of acne, you don’t know how to get rid of those ugly red or purple acne spots that remain. This condition is called: Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation The purple spots evidence the damage that has been inflicted on your skin due to acne. Usually, these spots diminish on their own over time, but if you want to get rid of them quicker, you can try out any of these simple, inexpensive home treatments that tell you how to fade red acne spots. Purple and Red Acne Spots Before you resort to these treatments, there are some basics of skin care that you should heed to get rid of these acne spots, and prevent another series of eruptions. Always remember to avoid drive visibility to sunlight, follow the cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine, and also follow a healthy diet. Ensure that you drink lots of water, as it is actually one of the really natural solutions for clear skin. Aside from these basics, take a look at some simple home remedies that will assist you Read More …

How To Prepare Your Child For Blood Draws

It can be terrifying for a child to have her blood drawn, especially if you haven’t explained what the procedure will be like. As a parent, you can help alleviate the fear of bloodwork by explaining what the child will experience and even showing her how the procedure will be done. With a bit of patience, you can prepare your child for a normal procedure that doesn’t scare her. The following are just a few tips on how to prepare your child for blood draws. Explain What Phlebotomy Is Children love to learn things and this is a time when teaching them as much as possible will help make the experience less frightening. Explain to the child that the bloodwork is needed to make sure that she is healthy and be upfront about how the needle will feel going into the skin. This can help her prepare to be a big girl. When a child doesn’t know what to expect, she is more apt to scream when the needle gets brought out. Tell the Child Why It’s Necessary Children need to understand that sometimes a doctor can’t tell if they’re healthy simply be looking at them. A doctor needs to Read More …

Symptoms and Treatment of Arthritis

Arthritis is an inflammatory process of the joint that, as happens with osteoarthritis, originates as a consequence of the degradation of the cartilage, which prevents the bones that make it come into contact, in addition to cushioning the pressure that the blows exert on it. . The symptoms of this disease are essentially characterized by pain and inflammation, accompanied by loss of mobility, stiffness of the joint (especially in the early hours of the day) and a sensation of heat around it. It is common that the inflammation of the joint disappears when treating or healing the pathological process that causes it. However, it may not be like this and become a chronic disease. Arthritis Treatment The treatment will depend on the type of arthritis in question and what the cause is. In some cases the treatment of the underlying disease may be enough to make the symptoms disappear, but most of them do not get cured. Be that as it may, the therapeutic objective is to reduce or limit the symptoms (pain and inflammation) and prevent the deterioration of the joint, improving its functionality. The symptoms are treated with analgesics and anti-inflammatories, although depending on the type of arthritis, Read More …

Herbal Treatment for Depression

    The following herbal treatments are recommended for depression: Bacopa Monnieri Borage Brazilian Guarana Catuaba Cocoa Damiana Ginkgo Biloba Gotu Kola Graviola Green Tea Horny Goat Weed Kola Nut Korean Ginseng Ladys Slipper Lemon Balm Muirapauma Passion Flower Peppermint Leaf Rhodiola Root Schisandra Berry Siberian Ginseng St. Johns Wort Thyme Valerian Root With depression we should look at the relationship between tryptophan and the neurotransmitter Serotonin, which mediates and controls so many of our moods and bodily functions: appetite, anxiety, depression, sleep, Selective Serotonin Re-uptake inhibitors, such drugs as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, and Luvox. 5-HTP It is important to ingest enough natural tryptophan, or 5-HTP, because the brain cannot take serotonin from other parts of the body. 5-HTP is a safe alternative to Serotonin-enhancing drugs, several other compounds that increase Serotonin have not fared well with depression. The first of these was tryptophan, the amino acid precursor to 5-HTP.  Our bodies manufacture 5-HTP from the amino acids we get from proteins in our diet. The 5-HTP is a precursor to Serotonin. Unlike tryptophan, 5-HTP is a natural, herbal treatment for depression as it is not fermented or manufactured through chemical synthesis. It is a natural extract from the seeds of the Read More …

What is a Hernia?

Hernia A hernia is a protrusion of an organ/part of an organ through the wall of the cavity which usually contains. A hernia occurs when a weakness or a tear of the abdominal wall , as a result of aging, injury, a former surgical incision or a condition there is congenital . Hernias generally increase in size because of the pressure exerted on them, for example, by a loop of the intestine or fatty tissue that pushes the weak or torn abdominal tissue. As a consequence forms a bag or sack on the abdominal wall. At this point you can sometimes see a lump or lumps. While the abdominal contents that pushes the bag increases in size, appears a lump. Sometimes the lump or protrusion is can flatten, knocking it or by pressing against the same. Although this phase, known as reducible hernia , hernia is not an emergency situation, likely be needed surgery to repair it. If the intestine is trapped or hernia irreducible , referred to as incarcerated hernia , and it can be quite painful. Typically, bulk cannot be flattened and may require an immediate operation. A hernia is very trapped or strangulated hernia loses blood supply, Read More …

Beauty Salon

Jodie at The Beauty Spot Swadlincote Derbyshire  Member of BABTAC Qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy. Beauty Spot Price List Hot and cold drink provided for beauty spray and nail clients Waxing Full Leg £17.50 Full Leg (incl. Bikini Line) £22.50 Half Leg £9.50 Bikini Line £7.00 Under Arm £6.00 Upper Lip £3.50 Chin £4.00 Upper Lip & Chin £7.00 Forearm (Wrist To Elbow) £8.25 Full Arm £11.75 Back £13.00 Chest £13.00 Chest & Back £23.00 Eye Enhancements Eyelash Tint £8.00 Eyebrow Tint £4.00 Eyebrow Shape £5.25 Combination of Eyebrow Shape Eyebrow Tint & Eyelash Tint £16.00 Semi Permanent Individual Lashes £8.00 Manicures Mini Manicure General tidy of the nails and cuticles followed by a relaxing hand massage and an application of colour. £14.75 Spa Deluxe Manicure Hands and lower arms are gently exfoliated whilst nails & cuticles are nourished. Hands are then enveloped in warm mitts to aid penetration of products. A hand and lower arm massage is then followed by a nail colour of your choice.  £18.50 Luxury Paraffin Wax Manicure The ultimate experience in manicures.  Nails and cuticles are treated.  A relaxing hand and arm massage is then followed by a warm paraffin wax to achieve beautiful soft hands. Read More …

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia seed was used by members of the Aztec, Inca and Mayan cultures for centuries, being a very important part of their daily diet. It was much appreciated  as a meal replacement, especially for the benefits they noticed in their health by consuming it. Its scientific name is Salvia hispanica and today is grown mainly in the southern region of Mexico and parts of Guatemala, although it is also present in several regions of South America. The word chia is derived from the Aztec word “chian” which means oily and that pretty accurate description of the main characteristic of these seeds; what matters is that these oils are beneficial. The properties of chia can provide different health benefits. Chia belongs to the same family as mint and is a plant that grows each year, reaching a height of about 90 cm and produces flowers, purple or white. Chia seeds provide a valuable source of fiber, protein, high levels of omega 3 and omega 6 essential minerals; studies indicate that 2 tablespoons chia seeds contain 30% more antioxidants than one of the blackberries popular fruits with greater intake of antioxidants: moreover, the same amount contains more calcium than a glass of Read More …

Yoga Helps Lower Back Pain

Building strength in the lower back can enhance your performance in any sport and keep injuries at bay.  The lower back acts as a hinge that connects the upper and lower body. The muscles vertebrae disks and ligaments in the lower back can twist and bend forward backward and from side to side. Because of this wide range of motion the area absorbs a lot of stress during everyday movement   The lower back muscles are like shock absorbers. When you run jump or fall they prevent the shock from moving to the spine’s vertebrae disks and ligaments. Which is why over time these parts take much strain and become prone to ruptures and tears. Yoga helps to strengthen the lower back muscles that support the spine and its natural curves. These curves help distribute forces evenly and provide stability during motion; when they become exaggerated due to weak muscles pain tends to pop up–not only in the lower back but in other parts of the body as well. Strong lower back muscles also help lengthen the spaces between the spine’s bones and disks preventing them from grinding against one another as you move. So how do you stretch and Read More …

Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Holidays in Goa    Ayurveda in India Ayurveda means literally the ‘science (Veda) of longevity’. It was originally a Hindu medical system and had its beginnings more than two and half thousand years ago in the sixth century. Ayurveda is the art of healthy living that enables you to create harmony in daily life by applying self- knowledge and self-care. The word Ayurveda is from the ancient Indian language Sanskrit and literally means “Knowledge of Life”. Inherent in Ayurvedic principles is the concept that you are capable of taking charge of your own life and healing. The Five Elements According to the ancient Sankhya theory of cosmology on which ayurveda is based the “five great elements” (Panchamahabhuta); combine in different proportions to form the material world. Each element possesses different amounts of the above-mentioned gunas; thus each element has its unique qualitative nature. The elements are: Akasha aether Vayu or Pavan air or wind Agni or Tejas fire Ap or Jala water Prithvi or Bhumi earth Ayurveda describes three fundamental mind/body types or doshas called Vata Pitta and Kapha which embody different combinations of the five elements : air ether fire water and earth. Each of us contain all doshas to varying degrees and their balance Read More …

Ayurveda Nasyam

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery Ayurvedic Physician Doctor H. Saleem Javed B.A.M.S. Nasyam Drops of medicated oil are administered in each nostril of the patient. This treatment clears the head and neck and is useful in curing headaches migraine cervical spondylosis and Facial Palsy. From the shoulders up the patients body is massaged causing it to perspire. The medicine in exact dose is measured and poured into the nostrils as the patient inhales. During the process the area around the nose neck shoulders palms & feel are rubbed. This is very effective in ailments such as sinusitis migraine chronic cold and chest congestion. Note:  See Ayurveda Treatments in Goa I can very much recommend the Nasyam treatment.  After an Ayurvedic massage a machine was used to warm the face before applying the drops.  I hope Dr Saleem Javed will shortly write a few words explaining this process properly. For those of you that suffer with these sort of problems please see Holidays in Goa and perhaps you will be tempted to have a holiday at the Niramaya Ayurveda Centre where you can combine these medical treatments with a relaxing holiday on Bogmalo beach in the very best of settings.  

Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is a medical procedure that involves changes to the eyelid or eyelids typically using surgical techniques. There are some alternatives to surgical blepharoplasty, but the vast majority of the time surgery is used. This article will go over the basics of blepharoplasty, and the situations in which blepharoplasty procedures are performed. What is Blepharoplasty? The Mayo Clinic describes blepharoplasty as “a surgery that includes repairing droopy eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle and fat.” Typically, blepharoplasty procedures are performed on individuals who are experiencing drooping eyelids, “bags” under the eyes, and saggy eyebrows. Usually these conditions are caused by the natural process of aging, though in some cases, they are due to accidents or medical problems. Blepharoplasty is performed for both cosmetic and health reasons. Cosmetic blepharoplasty is performed to remove the signs of aging around the eyes and eyelids, while medical blepharoplasty is often performed due to vision problems caused by excess fat or skin around the eyes and eyelids. Insurance companies will usually cover the surgery for health reasons, but typically not for cosmetic appearance enhancing. Blepharoplasties are performed by cosmetic dermatologists, and when searching for a doctor to perform the surgery, you should always vet the Read More …

Syndrome X

Syndrome X – Insulin Syndrome – Metabolic Syndrome If you have Syndrome X – and 60-75 million Americans do –  that “good” diet can be deadly. If you have the syndrome carefully dieting to lower your total cholesterol or LDL cholesterol won’t solve the problem. In fact conscientiously doing so may make a heart attack even more likely. The Number-One Predictor of Heart Disease Syndrome X also known as the “insulin resistance syndrome ” may be the surest route to a heart attack. It is as powerful a predictor of coronary heart disease as elevated cholesterol or LDL “bad” cholesterol if not more so. WHAT IS SYNDROME X? This deadly heart ailment begins in the bloodstream shortly after we eat. That’s not a startling idea for we know that eating fatty or cholesterol-laden foods can be bad for our hearts. However the Syndrome X culprit isn’t red meat or butter it’s carbohydrates. Yet these carbohy drates are reluctant inadvertent offenders. Before entering the body proper our food is broken down into various constituent parts in the intestine. One of these is glucose (blood sugar) from carbohydrates. Upon entering our cells some of the glucose is put right to work providing the energy Read More …