Month: September, 2021
Tips for Choosing the Best Natural Remedy
Are you looking to seek relief through the use of a natural remedy? If so, you are definitely not alone. Due to their many benefits, natural remedies also commonly referred to as home remedies are increasing in popularity. If this is your first time looking to try a natural remedy, you may be looking for some guidance. For example, you may be curious as to which natural remedy, say for a headache, is best for you. For tips on how you can get your answer, please continue reading on.
When choosing a natural remedy to seek relief, it is important to first take a look at what you are trying to treat, cure, or seek pain relief from. This is important, as natural remedies vary depending on the medical issue at hand. For example, clove is natural way to relieve a toothache, as well as prevent infection; however, this approach does not prove successful when treating a headache. As for headaches, a cold compress or a cold cabbage compress works as a natural way to seek relief. The variance is why it is important to find a natural remedy that targets exactly what it is you are looking to treat, cure, or seek relief from.
Another important point to take into consideration is the ingredients. As it was previously stated, many natural remedies are also commonly referred to as home remedies. This is because many of the needed ingredients can already be found in most homes. For example, potatoes, fresh pineapples, and onions work with wart removal. Since potatoes, fresh pineapples, and onions are all commonly consumed foods, there is a good chance that you already have one of the items in your home. Also, since you will have multiple home remedies to choose from, you should choose the one that is most convenient in terms of supplies.
In keeping with convenience, it is not only important to choose a natural remedy that requires the use of items that you already have at home, but it also important to choose a natural remedy that is easy to follow. Typically, you will find that most have short and easy to follow directions, but it is still important to make sure. For example, there are around fifteen to twenty natural remedies recommended for headaches and migraines. You should choose the natural remedy that has short, but detailed directions, as well as the natural remedy that produces the quickest results.
Speaking of quickest results, it is important to note that you will see a variance. For starters, it is important to know that just because a natural remedy has proven successful for another individual, it does not mean that you will see that same results. That is one of the many reasons why many online websites and natural remedy books recommend multiple natural remedies. It is also important to make note of the length of treatment. For example, there are some natural remedies for wart removal that produce results in as few as two to three days, while other natural remedies may require months worth of treatment.
The above mentioned points are all points that you will want to take into consideration, when looking to make use of a natural remedy. As a reminder, natural remedies and home remedies are easy to find online or with the use of a natural or home remedy book.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Estrogen Therapy
In the past years, many women have stopped taking estrogen hormones because of the report that it can cause heart disease. Now, researchers have found out that this hormone is not as terrible as what others thought.
Estrogen hormones are helpful in avoiding diseases such as heart attack and stroke. Once a woman has an insufficient number of estrogen in her body, she needs to get a solution to this kind of problem. And the only solution for it is an estrogen therapy.
An estrogen therapy is a therapy for the body, emotional and health-risk factors linked with menopause. It can be in the form of a pill, patch, cream, implant, injection or vaginal ring.
Who should take the estrogen therapy?
There is no exact answer for this since every woman has her own medical record and desires. However, the women who can benefit more from estrogen therapy are those:
• With serious vasomotor symptoms like hot flushes
• More prone of having bone fracture and osteoporosis
• Who have experienced early menopause which is resulted from:
1. Surgery of the ovaries
3. Malfunction of the ovary
What are the advantages of estrogen therapy?
1. It lessen the threat of osteoporosis
2. It lessen the threat of cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease
3. It reduce hot flushes
4. It may reduce mood changes and enhance psychological comfort
Although there are severe threats associated with estrogen therapy, many health practitioner and institutions believe that the helpful result set aside the risk factors. Consider the following statements made by the American Medical Association:
• Estrogen therapy is the only reliable and adequate therapy to maintain system dependents with the hormones in the ovary and to reduce hot flushes.
• Indicative vaginal waste and vaginitis and waste changes of the lower urinary tract with irregular and inconsistent urination are reversible with the estrogen therapy.
• In order to avoid osteoporosis, it requires estrogen replacement.
What are the disadvantages of the estrogen therapy?
1. It increases the threat of uterus cancer
2. It increases the threat of breast cancer especially when used for over 10
3. It can be very dangerous for women who are more prone to blood clotting.
4. It can give headaches or migraines
5. It increases the threat for endometrial cancer
6. It can destroy the liver
With all these advantages and disadvantages presented, it all depends to the person if she wants to have the therapy. However, if you really want to take an estrogen therapy, it would be a nice idea if you discuss the matter carefully with your doctor. Keep in mind that it is your health that will be at stake so, you have to think about it a hundred of times.
Great details and information can be found in the Internet. Having an estrogen therapy could be a very big decision. It is imperative that a woman should be well aware of what she does with her body. This is where the information superhighway, the Internet, could be of valuable help.
Many support grouped and sites dedicated to estrogen therapy could provide invaluable information to many women who are thinking about getting estrogen therapy. Forums and discussions are abound and many women could help each other out. Professional advices are present and women who has undergone the therapy could point out some more advantages and disadvantages about estrogen therapy.
Choosing The Right Type of Eyeglasses
Eyeglasses in the world today have become so fashionable that even some people will wear them without the having the need. However, some people need glasses and do not wear them for one reason or another. Some reasons include, they cannot afford to go to the eye doctor, or they feel glasses do not look all that wonderful on them. Whatever the reason, it is very important to wear your eyeglasses if you need to.
There are several reasons one should wear eyeglasses if it has been deemed necessary. Primarily, so you can see. That makes sense does it not? In most areas if you are required to wear eyeglasses and decide not to, you will not be able to get your drivers license. Not to mention the fact, that you will certainly have a hard time seeing ahead of you or reading.
Additionally, headaches are common in those who are far sighted or near sighted and do not wear glasses. This is caused from the amount of work your eyes have to do in order to properly function.
Many people think if they are farsighted that they can just pick up any old pair of glasses at the grocery store and this will help them see clearer when looking at things close up. This is not true, while some people may have some good luck with this type of reading glasses, most of the population do not. You will still need to visit your eye doctor for a few reasons. First, because regular eye exams help to catch eye diseases right away when they can be treated more easily. Second, because many people require glasses that have a different prescription for each eye, and drug store reading eyeglasses do not offer this, which will lead to headaches.
You can choose eyeglasses that look great on you by following these tips. The frame shape should match your face shape. The frame size should fit with your face size and the color should repeat your best personal feature (such as eye color).
There are seven basic types of face shapes, before buying eyeglasses you should determine which category you fall under and buy glasses that fit. The seven basic face shapes are round, oval, oblong, base-down triangle, base-up triangle, diamond and square. Then you should also determine the color that best fits with your overall skin, hair and eye color.
There are many different types of eyeglasses available to you today. Fashionable eyeglasses are no longer hard to come buy or extremely expensive either. You can even get eyeglasses now, which change to sunglasses when you step out into the sun. They can cover lenses with an anti-reflective coat to prevent glare and annoying reflections.
You should visit your eye doctor once per year to once every two years for eye exams. Often as people get older the prescription strength changes in the eyes, which will give you the need for new eyeglasses. Of course, if in between eye doctor visits you notice that your eyeglasses are not working to par anymore, you should make an appointment for an eye exam right away.
Wi-Fi Information Guide
Wireless: To Be, Or Not To Be? That Is The Question Facing Schools Across The Country.
There has been a lot of hype in the media about concerns wireless Internet connections (Wi-Fi) are harming children. But is there a basis to these concerns, or are these fears unwarranted?
Probably the most concerning information to come out of these stories is that these wireless connections emit radiation with a similar frequency to microwaves and mobile phones. And that fact has got people worried that it might cause cancer, brain damage and heart disease, not to mention headaches, fatigue, nausea, dizziness and memory problems in the short term.
A BBC Panorama investigation caused panic when they claimed that the radio frequency radiation levels of some classes that have Wi-Fi connections are up to three times more intense than the levels found in the main beam of intensity of mobile phone masts. However, The Guardian then quoted various scientists who refuted this claim, and essentially discredited the investigation.
BBC News reported that while the heating effects of high exposure to electromagnetic radiation could be damaging, mobile phones and microwave ovens have a much higher power level than wireless connections. The report then pointed out that there is no evidence that suggests electromagnetic radiation at radio frequencies has any impact on health when the energy levels are at such low levels. In other words, there is no proof that Wi-Fi connections are bad for our health.
In fact, The Times stated that a wireless-connected classroom in Norwich was tested, and the levels of radiation were found to be 600 times lower than the levels considered dangerous by the Government. The classroom was tested using the International Commission’s NonIonizing Radiation Protection processes, which determines how strong radiation is based on how much heat is produced. Do the negative arguments stand-up?
Despite the articles above, Sir William Stewart, the chairman of the Health Protection Agency who pointed out in 2000 that mobiles phones could be detrimental to people’s health, has been quoted in a number of newspapers warning of the potential dangers of Wi-Fi technology. He has issued a plea that students who come in regular contact with Wi-Fi technology should be monitored for any ill effects.
Labour MP Ian Gibson, who was interviewed by Sir William Stewart for an upcoming programme, backed the statements made by Sir William Stewart, and called for an official inquiry into Wi-Fi connections. Gibson is MP for Norwich, a city that has recently been set up as a wireless city.
These sentiments have been echoed by Mike Bell, chairman of the Electromagnetic Radiation Research Trust; Alasdair Philips, director of Powerwatch, an information service; and the Professional Association of Teachers, whom are currently pressuring Education Secretary Alan Johnson to call for one such inquiry.
Dr Olle Johansson of Karolinska Institute in Sweden has been studying radiation similar to that being given off by wireless connections and found there are biological implications. However, when he was asked if it was right to limit Wi-Fi usage based on thermal effect, he refuted the idea.
The Government believe the technology is perfectly safe, taking the advice from the World Health Organisation, and have not yet set up any official inquiry. Are our children safe?
One of the greatest concerns is that of our children. Children are more vulnerable to radiation because their skulls are thinner and their nervous systems are still developing and because they will be exposed to more of this radiation during their lives.
Although there is no evidence yet supporting the notion that wireless connections emit harmful radiation, the thought that children may be exposed to dangerous radiation, especially considering how many schools use the technology, has some parents up in arms.
The Independent newspaper reported that according to some estimates, more than half England’s primary schools, and about four-fifths of their secondary schools, have Wi-Fi technology installed.
In several European countries, provincial governments have banned or limited the use of wireless technology in their schools. And back home in Britain, Stowe school has removed part of their Wi-Fi technology after a teacher began having headaches and nausea as soon as it was installed.
However there is a chance this teacher was just “electrosensitive”, a condition that affects three out of one hundred people according to the World Health Organisation.
In addition to this theory, James Rubin from the Institute of Psychiatry has stated that people can develop headaches if they believe such technology gives people headaches, even if the signal is not present. What are the advantages and disadvantages of Wi-Fi Internet Connections? Advantages of Wi-Fi
The main advantage of Wi-Fi is users can connect to the Internet without being plugged in. As long as the computers are within range of a host network, users can log on to this network from anywhere.
What this means is that students can be outside, or in areas where cables cannot run, and still be able to use the Internet.
In addition, in some circumstances Wi-Fi can be cheaper to set-up and expand than a cabled network, especially as many Laptop or Notebook computers now come with inbuilt wireless technology. Disadvantages of Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi connections can be unreliable, especially when working at a distance from a base station as the signal strength drops. Technology with similar frequencies, like mobiles and microwaves, can disrupt the connection, which means students may be disconnected from the Internet, or at least the speed of the Internet will be greatly minimised.
Browsing and downloading speeds can also be much slower than a cabled connection simply because the speed of the Wi-Fi device is slower.
Wi-Fi networks in schools are made to be easy for students to connect to, but by making them easy for the school children to log on, they also make it easy for Internet hackers. These hackers can put viruses onto the schools network and the computers logged onto the network, and they can also steal information from student’s and school computers logged onto the Wi-Fi server.
Finally, battery life is minimised because of the extra power needed to connect to the network and Internet without cables. Final Verdict
BBC News reminded the public of Karl Popper, one of the great philosophers of science, who said science is about falsification. You can prove theories and hypothesis are incorrect, but you can never prove they are correct. So, theories are innocent until proven guilty. And with no hard evidence to suggest wireless technology does negatively affect our health and the health of our children, the technology can only be considered safe.
Further to this, BBC News pointed out that the television and radio modulated frequencies that come into our homes are just as powerful as Wi-Fi technology. If the journalists were so worried about the negative effects of Wi-Fi, should they also be worried about the effects of their own medium.
However, the “fact” is that when it comes to children many parents and school staff will be concerned about the potential effects of the “electronic smog” created by Wi-Fi and will choose to play it safe by minimising, or even eliminating, the use of Wi-Fi within schools until more hard evidence is available.
And while there are many other advantages for using cable technology over wireless (see the ‘What are the advantages and disadvantages of Wi-Fi Internet Connections?’ section), perhaps schools should be using cabling over wireless technology even if it is in theory perfectly safe.
Self-Destructive Behaviors of Girls with Anorexia
The desire of having a beautiful, slim body determines girls and young women to take drastic actions. The society we live in puts a lot of pressure on the shoulders of young girls by establishing and supporting exaggerated physical features as ideals of beauty. Teenage girls struggle to get noticed and sustain assiduous efforts in their attempt of improving their physical appearance. Their constant preoccupation with body weight sometimes becomes an obsession and many young girls develop eating disorders.
Eating disorders are considered to be serious illnesses and they may even lead to death. These disorders are basically mental conditions that are characterized by unhealthy behavior, scarce eating and obsession with being overweight. Anorexia (Anorexia Nervosa) and bulimia (Bulimia Nervosa) are the most common and the most dangerous eating disorders.
Anorexia affects persons of all ages and regardless of sex. However, young girls are more susceptible to developing anorexia, due to their ambitions and desires of being thin. Girls with anorexia eat very little food and sometimes they even constrain themselves from eating any food at all. Abstinence from food leads to serious complications and girls with anorexia often develop other diseases due to their bad eating habits. The lack of vital nutrients triggers a lot of changes inside the bodies of anorexics, making them feel weak, tired, anxious, confused and psychically unstable.
Girls with anorexia also experience a lot of physical changes. Their growth is dramatically slowed down; they suffer from stomach aches and internal disturbances, migraines, heart problems, bad circulation of the blood, hair loss and dehydration. Inappropriate eating habits cause hormonal unbalances and girls with anorexia often suffer from amenorrhea. This condition refers to irregular menstruation and girls with anorexia even experience stops of their menstrual period due to small levels of estrogen. Amenorrhea often leads to weakness of the bones, corrosion of the teeth and fragility of fingernails.
Girls with anorexia have obsessive thoughts about food and being fat. They carefully count the calories they consume and often exhaust themselves by doing long, tiring physical exercises. Despite the efforts they sustain in order to keep fit and lose weight, girls with anorexia are never content with their body weight and physical appearance. They have a distorted perception of their body image and always consider themselves to be fat, even if their body weight is considerably lower than it should be.
Young women and girls that have careers where a slim body is a necessity (gymnastics, modeling, ballet) are also susceptible to developing an eating disorder.
It is very important to act quickly when dealing with eating disorders. Girls with anorexia are often unaware of the dangers they expose themselves to and most of them deny having a problem. Some of them, however, are willing to sacrifice their health and jeopardize their lives only to be admired for their silhouette. Because girls with anorexia are usually unable to overcome their illness on their own, they should be provided with plenty of support and encouragement from their families and friends.
Anorexics feel lonely and unhappy and have low self-esteem and self-respect. By proving to people who suffer from anorexia that low body weight isn’t the most important thing in the world and by showing them that they are unique and beautiful regardless of their physical appearance, you can help them make the first steps towards recovery.
How To Remove Stress From Your Life
Stress is a common problem that all people suffer from. Stress can have a negative effect on your health. The more stress you experience in life, the more discomfort your body will have and the more likely you are to suffer from headaches or worse. If you want to combat stress, then read this article.
A great tip that can help you keep your stress levels down is to become aware of things that trigger your stress. Once you become aware of what makes you stressed out, you’ll be much better at handling your stress and avoiding it when you feel like you have to.
One way to reduce stress is to go to bed an hour early. If you do this, you probably will naturally wake up before your alarm, which is a very relaxing feeling. By going to bed earlier, you will feel as though you have all the time in the world the next morning.
Take a hot bath with lavender oils. Lavender has relaxing properties, both in its smell and when directly in contact with sore muscles. Soaking in a hot bath with lavender oils will allow you some time to yourself in the warm water, which has its own soothing effects as well.
Next time you are feeling stressed, do something that makes you smile. Just the act of smiling has been scientifically shown to reduce stress levels. The nerves you use when smiling trigger the center in your brain that controls emotions. This essentially begin relaxing you immediately. So next time you feel stressed, step back and grin!
Develop a social network. Your social network can be the most important lifeline you have against stress. Sometimes all that you need to relieve stress is to have someone to talk to. Other times you might need someone to volunteer to take over one of the tasks that is overwhelming you. Well developed social networks provide for such needs.
If you live a high-stress life, you should do your best to avoid anything with caffeine in it. The caffeine is going to increase the anxiety levels that you are experiencing during those high-stress moments. Try to replace your coffee with green tea. It has calming agents and will help you regain your composure.
If you have problems with stress, try joining a sport team or community. Look for adult softball, racquetball, basketball, or other team sports. Sports are great for relieving stress because they satisfy our need for competition as well as proving exercise. Let yourself have some fun and burn some calories to relieve your stress.
Everyone has different stress signals, and if you stop and think about it, you are able to realize what yours are. It is important to recognize when they are either happening or about to happen and say it out loud that you are not going to allow yourself to get stressed out.
In conclusion, people suffer from stress. Stress has a negative impact on your health, by causing discomfort, headaches, and worse problems as stress accumulates. If you remember the tips found in the article above, then you can combat stress in your life and prevent your body from experiencing its negative effects.
Diabetes doesn’t have to be as limiting as many make it out to be. This article passes on advice on how many individuals have coped with their disease. Diffusing the myths and giving accurate information about diabetes is the aim of this article.
If you struggle with diabetes, a great tip is to always include healthy carbohydrates in your diet. People with type 2 diabetes who eat a minimal amount of carbohydrates have very low energy and extreme headaches. You should aim to include healthy carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. You will have more energy and less headaches.
Put your snacks on a plate. If you eat your snacks out of a bag, you are more likely to eat more of them. Instead, put them on a plate and put the bag away. This way you can see how much you are eating and you will be less likely to grab the bag for more.
When you are a diabetic there is an increased risk that you will develop some sort of gum disease. Making regular appointments at the dentist and following his suggestions on proper oral hygiene will ensure that you will stay healthy in that regard. Proper flossing and brushing are essential parts of a daily routine.
One of the best things that you can do to help manage your diabetes, along with a regimen of medication and regular consultation with your doctor, is to incorporate exercise into your daily life. Just thirty minutes of exercise five times a week can lower your risk of heart disease, decrease the likelihood of adverse diabetic consequences, and lower your stress levels.
If you are battling illness, you should increase the frequency of your glucose readings. When your body is devoting its resources to fighting off infection, blood sugars can fluctuate in response to the physical and emotional stress that is often linked with sickness. Check glucose and urine ketone levels as often as six times daily during your illness.
A good tip that can help you cope with diabetes is to learn as much as you can about the disease. You don’t want to be caught off guard. Meeting with your doctor or with a diabetes educator can help you live your life and plan for the future.
People with diabetes would do well to cook their pasta al dente. Research has shown that overcooked pasta that is mushy and easily loses its form tend to give up their glucose more readily. This can raise the sugar level of someone suffering from diabetes immensely so make sure your pasta is not overcooked.
Some Diabetics can have a loss of sensation in their feet, so don’t use yours to check the temperature of water you’re planning on getting into! You could cause major damage by stepping into extremely hot water and scalding or burning your skin, so use your elbow to test instead.
As stated within the article, diabetes can be handled. With a couple tips from this article, any diabetic can learn the best way to avoid the serious harm that neglecting the disease can cause, and how to enjoy a great quality of life.