Archive for February, 2013

What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

what is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue SyndromeAre you diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and it is creating a lot of disorder in your life? Well, then you must have a considerable amount of information about the syndrome to deal with it and lead a healthy life. The possible cause for this disease is still unknown to the medical world. But, it has some troublesome symptoms which comprises of various physical and mental disturbances. Fever, constant tiredness, body ache and depression are some of the disorders associated with this syndrome.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis is another name for chronic fatigue syndrome.  Although there is no clinical proven test to diagnose anybody with the syndrome, but some infections or biological mechanisms help to identify the disease.  Some people even suffer from pain in the chest, mood swings, irritation, sleeping disorders, exhaustion and muscle fatigue due to this disease. For at least 6 months if the symptoms prevail then it can be termed as chronic fatigue syndrome. This hampers personal as well as professional life.

Although there is no proper treatment for the CFS, but certain therapies are showing great results now. The Graded Exercise Therapy and the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy are the two most popular treatments to provide a bit of solace from this syndrome. The later therapy actually helps the patient to comprehend his or her own symptoms well and chalk out new ways to deal with the in a better way. Researchers have also found that chronic fatigue syndrome can be caused due to hereditary reasons. If you suffer from any such symptom for a prolonged time, then you must consult a doctor immediately.

How to cure yeast infection?

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

yeast infection, cure yeast infectionAre you suffering terribly from yeast infection and totally clueless what to do in order to get rid of the problem? Well, it is not an uphill task anymore to deal with yeast infection and free your body from these yeast cells. Firstly, it is very essential to understand the difference between the real infection and the symptoms. You should consult a doctor, go for medication and cure the painful yeast infection. But sometimes, it is actually not killing the yeast cells which may resurface again to disturb your personal life. Your body will face another eruption and might also face chronic type of infection until the yeast has been correctly treated.

The major problem with yeast is that the body faces a lot of damage in terms of weight and health conditions in between the eruptions or flare. The main symptoms are vaginal irritation in case of women, underarm eruptions, and lack of energy, pain while urinating, frustration and mood swings, sudden aging and insomnia.

The best way to cure is by preventing the development of yeast infection. Women who suffer from the vaginal yeast infection should maintain proper hygiene and try not to go for too much medicine during the menstrual cycle. Wear cotton clothes and avoid synthetic fibers. Oil from tea tree, garlic paste, yoghurt and honey are certain substances which can be applied at the affected areas or inserted within the vagina by adding to tampon. They help to naturally remove the yeast infection. Men also suffer from penile yeast infection which can be cured with proper medicines and hygiene.

Advantages Of Shea Butter

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Shea Butter, Advantages Of Shea ButterShea butter has always been a magical product for women all around the world. This substance is fatty in nature and originated in Africa. But now, it has crossed all boundaries and has reached everybody around the world. The karite tree produces seeds from which Shea butter is extracted. It is known as women’s gold due to the ample number of benefits that it offers. It contains Vitamin E which helps to combat with sun burn and inflammation problems. Apart from this, it has a great property to make women look younger and beautiful forever. Raw form of this substance is more in demand because it has deep moisturizing properties and makes women look ageless.

Wrinkles, dark circles, inflammation and damage caused by sun are the main signs of aging. Shea butter possesses properties which can fight with all these signs. It helps to renew collagen and in turn reduces the wrinkles on your skin. It also helps to lighten the skin tone and prevent sun tan by producing a certain kind of acid (cinnamic acid).  It is very important to preserve the moisture of the skin and keep the skin texture smooth. Shea butter provides immense nourishment to the skin and makes it soft. If you particularly have a dry skin, then this yellow substance is ideal for you.

To ensure a smooth gorgeous and younger looking skin, Shea butter should be used every day. It will give best results if used twice a day on dry skin. Nasal inflammation can also be dealt using Shea butter. So, use it wisely to stay beautiful and healthy.

How to reduce high blood pressure naturally

Monday, February 18th, 2013

blood pressure, reduce blood pressureps Are you having a problem of high blood pressure? Are you looking for some ways to reduce this? If you are so busy to go to the doctor and want some simple strategy to get rid of this problem instantly, then here we are describing you some ways to reduce blood pressure. You just have to follow and your blood pressure will be under control. To know about reducing ways of blood pressure, firstly you have to know why this happens and the causes of high blood pressure. High blood pressure can be defined in a very simple way that is hypertension. You have to reduce smoking, stress, taking drugs, excessive weight gain and too much salt consumption to reduce your blood pressure naturally. Some aspects that you should always keep in mind to reduce blood pressure are salt and sodium intake. The major thing is reduce sodium and salt consumption in your diet. You should have sea salt instead of table salt and you should avoid sugar also.

Drink lots of water as much as you can and exercise daily. Meditation also helps to reduce hypertension and exhaustion of adrenal. When suddenly you are hyper tensed and want to reduce it instantly, just take deep breaths and follow some relaxation techniques. You will feel relaxed and calm, preventing rise of blood pressure. You can also use any natural supplement to clean your liver and go for Epsom salt bath to detox your body. Hope these ways will help you to culminate stress and combat high blood pressure.

Tattoo Aftercare – Precautions You Should Take

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

tattoo aftercare, tattooTattoos are open wounds and they are very sensitive. They are susceptible to various kinds of infections. You must stay very careful as soon as you have got a new tattoo. You must keep the tattoo as clean as possible so that no infection builds on it. Each one’s body is different and the healing time of each individual is also different. The process of drying and the time taken depends on the skin type and the technique used by the tattoo artist. Some of the aftercare precautions are-

When you leave the studio after doing the tattoo put a bandage around it so that there is no outside contact with the tattoo. After 2-3 hours remove the bandage which you had put. As the tattoo is like an open wound it may bleed for the first 24 hours.

When handling the tattoo like removing the tattoo clean your hand thoroughly with warm water and antiseptic soaps. Use clean towel to dry. When you remove the bandage do it slowly and be gentle. Clean the tattoo with antiseptic lotions. Do not scrub it or rub it. Allow the tattoo to dry. It helps in faster and better healing.

Follow it by applying emu oil. The oil has fatty acids and which increases the circulation in the affected area. It also does not block the pores as the other oils do. It also helps in keeping the tattoo moisturized. The oil helps getting rid of the discomfort and the redness. Use the oil twice or thrice a day.

With proper care from the beginning you will be able to enjoy the tattoo lifetime.

Foods Which Are Good For The Liver

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

food for liver, healthy foodsLiver problems are faced by everybody now. It is mostly common among the people living in the developing countries as most of them are inclined to fast and junk food. Most of these people are diagnosed with fatty liver which causes various problems like rashes, obesity, diabetes and puffy eyes. In between all these it is important that you take care of the liver and eat such foods which are healthy for the liver. Some of them are –

Ginger – fresh, dried or picked ginger is good for liver. To start with intake it is small amount as the flavor is a strong one.

Turmeric – it is a liver protecting condiment. It has very mild flavor. Adding turmeric pate to rice while cooking is preferred by many.

Green vegetables – these leafy green vegetables protect the liver. It is rule that in order to keep liver healthy your plate should be filled with green vegetables.

Fruits – the fibers and the vitamins in fruits help in better digestion and reduce the toxic substance which the liver might have to deal with.

Juices – juices of vegetables as well as fruits are very beneficial. The juices of raw vegetables and fruits have many benefits. As while cooking the enzymes of the vegetables and fruits are lost.

Whole grain – it has proteins as well as fibers important for liver health.

Soy products and water are also great for the well being of your liver. Along with the food exercises and workouts is also necessary for the liver health.

Basic knowledge about sore throat

Friday, February 15th, 2013

sore throat, sore throat remediesAre you suffering from a sore throat and having a tough time dealing with the discomfort? Well, then you must know how to deal with the infection and take care so that your condition does not get worse. You must have some basic knowledge so that it does not exaggerate and you can easily get rid of the pain. Sore throat is mainly caused by virus or bacterial infection. There are numerous things that can increase the germs more. Many medicines have side effects as well. So, it is very important to understand what should you do and what you should not when you have sore throat.

Firstly, you need to identify the basic symptoms of sore throat. Headache for a long time, fever or nauseating feeling whenever you eat anything are some common symbols. You will also feel a kind of pain when you swallow food or drink anything. Next, you should never take medicines without consultation from a doctor. Sometimes, certain treatment options have adverse effect on a sore throat. Make sure that you do not have anything cold like ice-cream, cold coffee etc. Try to relax and take rest as stress and too much work worsens the condition. It has been proved by new researches that when you have cold and sore throat you need to take complete rest. Do not speak much and have hot beverages. There are many natural remedies that will help to take care of sore throat apart from medicines. Sore throat can also lead to sinus, Pharyngitis, laryngitis and other serious diseases if not carefully handled.

Tricks to follow for deep breathing chest expansion exercise

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

chest expansion exercise, exerciseToday people are so busy in their own life that they hardly get time to do exercise or take care of their health. If you are very busy and actually it gets impossible to do regular exercise then it is suggested one exercise that is sure going to help you is the deep breathing chest expansion exercise. Just do this exercise for about 10 to 15 minutes and you are certainly going to benefit from it.

Certain things you should keep in mind while doing this exercise: Firstly get a very quiet and comfortable ambience where you can either lie down or sit. Close your eyes and then start concentrating on your breaths. Breathe normally at first. Then try and take a slow but deep breath so that you can almost feel the air moving from your nose to the windpipe and finally reaching your abdomen which expands fully.

Breathe the air out from your nose or mouth. Then repeat the same thing. When it is the first time you are trying the exercise do it for 5 to 10 minutes then gradually increase the time. Concentration is the key to this exercise. If you are interrupted the whole exercise is hampered.

A deep breathe makes you feel more relaxed and all your tension just disappears. That is why this deep breathing chest expansion exercise is suggested by many doctors, dieticians etc. It really helps people feel healthy and happy. This exercise makes us feel like we are breathing in calm and serenity and breathing out anxiety and tension.

How To Exercise Properly To Reduce Abdominal Bloating

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Reduce Abdominal Bloating, Abdominal BloatingAbdominal fat is arguably the biggest reason why most of us work out and try to lose weight. Most of us hate the way we look with the fat in our abdomens. However getting rid of the abdominal bloating is not very easy. Doing simple crunches to get rid of the bloating is not the solution. Some cardio vascular activity must be added to the daily crunches to reduce the abdominal bloating. Some of them are-

  • Rope jumping- an average length of the rope must be chosen according to the ability. When you jump in the rope be careful that you land on the upper part of the heel. These little tips must be kept in mind for better results.
  • Body twist- you should keep your hands straight and the eyes must look at the nails. Slowly move toward the truck of the body on the either side. Be careful as the exercise should be carried out slowly so that you do not put any kind of strain on any part of the body. When you turn, the trunk of the body should only turn and the leg should be fixed. There should be no kind of leg movement. Proper exercises can only help you gain best results.

Swimming and jogging on a regular basis is very important if you want to reduce the abdominal bloating. If all the exercises are carried out on daily and regular basis then abdominal bloating can be easily controlled. A check on the diet is also very essential to reduce the bloating.

Using Yoga balls properly

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

yoga ball, using yoga ballA yoga ball is used so that it can provide you support when you are trying out hip openers, restorative poses and backbends. For muscle building also yoga balls can be used. It is actually used so as to increase the flexibility of the body. If you have been during your yoga or exercise without yoga ball then adding the ball to your exercises will not be a difficult process. You can use yoga balls properly by following few guidelines-

  • You should choose the yoga ball according to your height. If you are of six feet or taller use the 75cm ball if you are 5 feet or less use the ball which is 55cm in diameter. However a 65cm of ball can be used by those people who have a height between 6 feet and 5 feet.
  • Make sure that you have burst resistant ball. If you are particularly heavy and you have kids at home who might play with the ball definitely purchase a burst resistant one. The stability of the ball can be made out from the thickness of rubber used.
  • Inflate your ball before you use the ball for your exercise. Many times hand pumps are provided with the ball but many times they are not. When the hand pump is not given make sure you buy them.
  • When you start using the ball just begin with sitting on the ball with your back straight.

 

However before you begin any kind of exercises with the ball always consult a physician.

 

Using Oliver oil on hair

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

olive oil, hair careAre you tired of your rough, lifeless and unruly hair and suffering from heavy hair fall? This is a very common problem with everyone especially women across the globe. Hair fall solutions, shampoos and other treatments fail to give any fruitful result often. In such a critical situation the only solution is using Oliver oil on hair. The oil from Oliver tree not just improves health and skin, but also works wonders for hair too. There is an endless list of benefits which your hair can get from Oliver oil. The main property of the oil is to provide nourishment to the areas which have become dry and lifeless. Thus problems like dandruff, itchy scalp and rough hair can be solved by massaging Oliver oil regularly.

The oil possesses properties like antibacterial and fights with fungus. It can reduce lice apart from dandruff. Oliver oil reaches the scalp and provides moisture and nourishment to the roots. It reduces the production of the DTH hormone which destroys the hair growth follicles. Thus, hair fall reduces and in turn hair becomes healthy. Hair growth is achieved using this oil and it returns the natural luster and shine to hair. If your hair becomes very unmanageable in the cold weather, apply Oliver oil. It smoothes the hair from root to tip and also prevents split ends which are very common during winters. The oil also contains antioxidants which work like a magic in damage repair and makes hair healthy. Oliver oil will protect the hair from the harmful sulphates of various hair care products and shampoos, returning back the shine and growth.

How to Use Knee Pillow for Back Pain

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Knee Pillow, back painBack pain is one of the worst forms of pain that any person can go through. Back pain can be because of Arthritis or due to some injury or due to wrong sleeping postures. It is sometimes so excruciating that people feel totally helpless about it. Sometimes even surgeries or high doses of medicines cannot provide proper relief to most of the people.

If you go through such back pains more than often then one thing you can surely do is use specialized knee pillows for some help. Now you must be thinking how can knee pillows help? Well these pillows are lifesavers when it comes to relieving you from back pains. These are designed orthopedic pillows used for easing pain in the hip, knee areas and of course the back.

If you place a knee pillow under your knees it will alleviate pressure and stress from your lower back. You can use two pillows as well which will flatten your lumbar spine. This means there will be a reduction of force from the areas of your spines that are sensitive to pain. One of the perfect ways to get rid off the back pain is placing the knee pillow beneath your knees while lying down with your knees and hips bent.

The above method will give proper rest to your back and pressure will be taken off from your back. Knee pillows come in various shapes and sizes like hourglass shaped, butterfly shaped, rectangular, circular etc. No matter which shaped ones you use, knee pillows are sure to help you with your back pain.

Exercise for lower back

Friday, February 8th, 2013

lower back exercises, exerciseAre you suffering from lower back pain and unable to do any work properly? Well, today most of us who work for long hours sitting at the same place experience this kind of pain. The chronic pain is also caused due to injury. The pain often moves up to the upper region and causes a lot of strain. People do not have the time to relax for any pain in this competitive busy life. So, here is an insight into some of the exercise that will provide a lot of relief from the lower backache.

Firstly, you have to make sure not to lie down on bed. It must move around so that muscles do not become stiff. Now, stretch your lower back slowly until you reach a comfortable position. You should hold that position for at least 25 seconds. Repeat the exercise a few times. Another stretching exercise is when you sit on the chair and lean forward, hold it for a few seconds. But remember to do everything in a very slow and gentle way.

The next exercise is the abdominal exercise. All you need to do is lie down flat on the bed or a carpet. Next bend the knees and slowly make your abdominal muscles tight. Hold this position for a few seconds that is 5 seconds at max and then slowly release. Finally, if your pain is too much, you can slowly raise your leg and point towards the sky. Put your hands beneath the rump. Do the exercises with the other leg also. Repeat the exercise alternately for 10 times.

How To Select The Best Health Insurance For Teenagers

Monday, February 4th, 2013

how to select health insurance, insuranceHealth insurance insures a person that his medical expenses are covered incase of any medical emergency. The medical expenses are covered by the insurance companies who sign a contract with the person concerned. The health insurance can cover expenses for your family and you on the whole. In this age where all types of diseases are so common among people and there are medications available but most of them cannot afford them- Health insurance is the solution to this problem.

There are many insurance companies providing you with health insurance policy. This causes a lot of confusion when you are about to choose a company for your teenager. It is always advised to buy insurance for health for your kids when they are teenagers. Do not wait for an emergency situation to arise. There are many types of health insurance for your teenagers: Parent’s plan, COBRA, Short-term plan, Individual Policy, Medicaid, and State’s Children Health Insurance Program etc.

But the State’s Children Health Insurance Program and Medicaid are the most beneficial among the types of health insurances as they provide for full coverage of teenagers. Short-term plan and COBRA are also good but then they are valid for only a limited period.

Do a proper survey regarding the best insurance companies. Compare insurance policies of different companies. Make sure you check the terms and conditions of the company you select. Pick a company that has market reputation and is honest. Investigate properly about the company you are entrusting your teenager’s health to.

Comparison Between Ceramic Sauna And Infrared Sauna

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Ceramic Sauna, Infrared SaunaA small space or building designed for the experience of wet or dry heat sessions is called a sauna. People relax and sweat in a sauna room which has temperatures ranging from70 degree to 100 degree centigrade. Sauna’s are of various kinds. Some of them are: Traditional Sauna, Infrared Sauna, Ceramic Sauna, Carbon Sauna etc.

Traditional sauna generally has heat that is high and humidity that is low. Temperature is ranging from 80 to 90 degree of centigrade in a traditional sauna. Certain saunas are made up of carbon emitters which have a surface area larger than any other material have cooler tempeature and help in even heating of your body.

The most popular sauna used nowadays is infrared. Infrared is an alternative to the high temperature environment of the traditional saunas. It provides a mild environment to the people. Infrared saunas take 10-20 minutes to heat up. But in order to sweat your body must be exposed to the infrared rays. The exposure to infrared rays begins after 12-20 minutes. Infrared Saunas can be of different types based on the construction materials and the infrared emitter.

Certain saunas use ceramic emitters which are very delicate and need meticulous care while handling it. This emitter also has a larger surface area like carbon. Ceramic saunas are quite expensive but they are said to be more efficient in providing infrared raditions. The problem with ceramin sauna is that they might become uncomfortably hot for a user. Therefore if you want to select any kind of sauna, then go for Infrared Saunas as they are more comfortable.