Jumat, 19 April 2013


Since farther back than anyone can remember Frankincense has been used for medicinal and religious purposes. Early Egyptians used Frankincense as part of their embalming process, the Greeks used it as an antidote to hemlock poisoning, and the Chinese used it for trading as well as for internal and external purposes. Today, Frankincense is used mostly for aroma therapeutics but many have also recognized it as an anti inflammatory, antiseptic, and a diuretic. Some medical research has been done showing a relationship between the possibility of Frankincense and the treatment of osteoarthritis and may have some anti cancer fighting agents.

Frankincense has also been shown to help with anxiety, disappointment, hysteria, emotional fatigue, nervousness, congestion, anti inflammatory, immune deficiency, insomnia, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, aphrodisiac, emollient, indigestion, carminative, antiseptic, expectorant, sedative, tonic, and anti tumor.

Frankincense has been around since ancient times and is even mentioned in the Bible. The Jews offered up Frankincense in ceremonies. It seems that different regions use Frankincense for different reasons; the Chinese use Frankincense to treat leprosy, Egyptians used Frankincense to pain women’s eyelids, hair remover, and perfume. The main contribution of Frankincense is for respiratory distress and although it was once taken internally but no longer is but now is rather used as more of incense and when it is infused with vapors it can help laryngitis.

Frankincense comes from a tree called the Boswellia Thurifera which can be found in Africa and Arabia. To get Frankincense, they split the trunk of the tree and allow the resin to harden before it is harvested. Frankincense is commonly used in the practice of Wicca which is a religion that practices witchcraft. They use Frankincense for perfumes and believe that it corresponds well with certain days such as Sundays and Wednesdays. What Wicca’s call a solar spell is affiliated with Frankincense in the form of oil or herbs are used for spells and formulas that are related to solar issues.

These spells would be used for such purposes as physical energy, protection, success, and putting an end to specific legal issues. When you refer to Frankincense in the form of essential oils it is very expensive and is usually diluted with other oils or jojoba oil. These combinations are also used by the Wicca’s when casting spells. Some people prefer to substitute Rosemary for Frankincense.

Ironically enough never forget that Frankincense was one of the beautiful gifts that were brought to baby Jesus on the night of his birth by one of the three wise men. This is also used to increase menstrual flow, to treat syphilis, for unsightly scars and stretch marks, and breast cysts. Further it is used to treat acne, boils, and skin infections as well. Frankincense is one herb that is not edible and is not known for use in any recipe contrary to those who believe that Frankincense is used in Indian cuisine. It is not known to be used in any cuisine at all but it is extremely helpful for the practice of aromatherapy.


Burdock is a plant that is related to the daisy family. It is also closely related to Echinacea, Dandelion, and Feverfew. Burdock is an herb but it is one that has been much neglected when it comes to getting attention. Back in ancient times the Greeks used the roots, the seeds, and the greens and used them for healing purposes. Throughout the Middle Ages Burdock was used for both food and medicine.

Today, Burdock is still used for such things as easing liver problems and digestive disorders. It was also found to be very effective for cleansing the skin for problems such as acne and also to assist in digestive problems. To this day throughout Europe the stalk and the greens are still eaten because they hold such valuable nutrition and vitamin values.

As more and more research is being done on Burdock many new and interesting discoveries are cropping up. A relationship is being examined between Burdock and its anti fungal and anti bacterial properties, and even more important it is showing signs of possibly being able to fight against tumors and could be a cancer fighting agent as well. Research has shown that since many of the cancer causing compounds are in almost all foods which are then eaten and stored in the human fat tissues that Burdock might very well be of help in fighting cancer because of the role that it can play in depleting these mutagens.

Burdock is also very helpful in strengthening the immune system when it has become weakened by environmental factors. When mixed with other herbs such as Dandelion and Ginger it can be a very powerful blood purifier. The most unique fact about Burdock is that it has a very high amount of inulin which is a natural occurring chemical within the body that mimics actions of insulin. Because of this, Burdock has been successful in helping combat hypoglycemia and pre diabetes conditions.

If you look for Burdock in the market you may find it called gobo instead as that is what some refer to it as. It is often combined with other vegetables or added to Tofu. Some boil Burdock while others sauté or deep fry it. Many have said it might not be such a good idea to look at Burdock before you eat it because you might change your mind about taking a bite.

It looks thick, dark, and woody but indeed the opposite is true when it comes to the taste. Burdock is well recognized as a health food because it has low calorie content and a high fiber intake. It is also loaded with potassium, iron, and calcium. People claim that Burdock tastes like nothing else. In other words it has a taste all of its own.

The best description that people can agree on when it comes to the flavor of Burdock is that it is sweet yet earthy, with a tender and crisp texture. It is often added to stews, soups, and stir fries. In the form of food, Burdock is highly nutritional and full of vitamins but in retrospect Burdock is also an effective herb for bringing the body back into balance.

Kamis, 18 April 2013

Diamond buying responsibly

We live in a time engulfed in greed and violence, where some will go to any lengths to make a profit or to contribute to their cause. This time, however, it is also one in which ethical consumerism and social responsibility is a growing trend. Just as certain foods and packaging are purchased because they are organic and recycled products, eco-friendly are preferred over those that are ecologically harmful, diamonds must be purchased with the understanding that they are 100% natural and conflict free.

I believe that every contribution to resolving or mitigating a problem, no matter how small, is a contribution nonetheless. This is not to say that all diamonds are blood diamonds, because most of the diamonds on the market are completely legitimate, however, it is important to make sure that you are buying from a dealer who investigated his sources and can confirm, in conformity with the guidelines established by the WFDB, that diamonds are conflict free.

In addition to conflict diamonds, there are other concerns that should be taken into consideration from a buyer before purchasing a diamond. Is the stone that you are buying all natural? Natural diamond is one that was created in the earth over millions of years of intense heat and pressure, brought to the surface in volcanic pipes, polished and sold to the end user without any enhancement of any kind. The market, however, contain simulants, synthetic and treated diamonds.


Diamond simulants refers to the stones that are made to look like diamonds, but they do not possess the chemical composition or the quality of a diamond. Examples of this are Zircons or Moissonite. These features are in addition to diamonds, but one must look carefully and never assume that a rock that looks like a diamond or presented as a diamond, is actually a diamond.


Synthetic diamonds are diamonds that are not created in the traditional manner. These diamonds are basically “grown” from diamond particles in a laboratory. The particles are subject to conditions similar to those of traditional, natural formation, diamonds and are built layer by layer under pressure and intense heat. The process is dramatically shorter, taking a few hours to create a diamond instead of millions of years.

Treated diamonds

Treated diamonds are those that are created naturally but subjected to procedures which increase their color or clarity. For example, a diamond may be subjected to heat and pressure to bring out a better color. Only certain types of diamonds can benefit from this treatment, but it is important to make sure that the diamond you are buying is completely natural, so you pay for what you are getting.

To make sure you are getting what you are paying for and that diamonds are completely natural and without conflict, it is important that you deal with reputable dealers who have some credit and credibility in the field. Another important tool is to make sure that diamond is certified by an independent laboratory. Laboratories to disclose if a diamond has been treated or is natural and does not certify the fracture filled diamonds. More 0.38 carats of diamonds should always be certified and the buyer should insist on receiving the certificate.

In conclusion, the majority of diamonds on the market are good, however, when you buy a diamond, one should be careful and should develop a relationship of trust with his dealer. The buyer must ask questions, be satisfied with the answers and not rushed into decisions, because if the seller is trying to rush you, there is usually a reason.

White Gold explained

I think it’s important that the properties of white gold, limits and care needs are fully understood before buying an item of jewelry. This way you know what to expect and understand the best ways to care for your jewelry.

The most important thing to note is that gold is a naturally yellow metal; White Gold is not found in nature but is produced. Undergo a series of procedures to ensure that we see the brilliant white finish that we are used to and that appeals to us so much.

To get this color, gold is mixed with various white metal to produce an alloy; are commonly used silver and Palladium. The result of this alloy is of pale greyish-yellow colour. I like to think of it as mixing paint, no matter how much white paint added to yellow it is not possible to create a true white. To get the brilliant and bright white finish that made it so popular, white gold is rhodium plated. Rhodium is a metal bright white heavy duty nevertheless as with any form of plating, rhodium will wear over a period of time to reveal the pale greyish yellow metal underneath. The amount to which the plating wears off depends on what the item comes in contact with. For example, if it is exposed to chemicals like perfume, cleaning products or cream by hand, can wear more rapidly. You will then need to have white gold plated King rings from time to time; the time frame depends on the wearer. We always recommend that jewellery items are removed when doing any type of manual work, lifting, carrying or cleaning. This will prevent rumors being thrown out accidentally form or get scratched or damaged.

The material properties of gold, of any color, make sure that is a perfect choice for many items of jewelry. It is resistant and hard wearing relatively malleable enough yet for more complicated designs. One of the best things in my opinion is its versatility and allows the true colour of the gemstone stone shine through. There’s nothing more mesmerizing than a diamond ring set in white gold, like the fierce natural diamond shimmer is reinforced by thin white tones.

All the precious metals they need a certain amount of care and if they are looked after properly make fabulous jewelry items over the next few years. I hope this article has gone some way to explain the process to create white gold and the ways in which you can watch to ensure the stunning jewels as as the day after you purchased it.

Here at Chapelle jewellery we guarantee all our white gold jewellery for the first year so if you notice that the plating is visibly beginning to be consumed within the first year of purchase, we will arrange for it to be back for free. After the first year there will be jewelry white gold finish for a small fee. Please contact us for more information. Discover the range of white gold jewelry on offer at Chapelle jewellery.

The guide diamond settings in rings (part II)

A continuation of the first part of setup types, this article concerns the rest of popular culture which are:

Voltage regulation:

The voltage setting differs from all other diamond settings due to its daring and unusual style. If you are looking for a unique and modern style in their environment, diamond ring tension set is an ideal choice. This setting is very interesting and creative and worth a second look.

Against a background of tension, the pressure of the band is used to hold the diamond. The diamond is located in small grooves cut into the sides of the shank ring, so seems to float in midair between sides of the shank.

Since the bandwidth of a set-snap ring is created only for a specific diamond is produced only after the ring was purchased. The setting is such that it fits the diamond that is selected and cannot be changed or scaled back once it has been purchased. Although the voltage setting is pretty sure, diamond and setting can be damaged if the ring you are suffering from a sharp impact.
The voltage setting incorporates the security of both types of diamond settings-keep safe the prongs, as well as the smoothness of a voltage regulation.

Melée setting:

The word melée (pronounced “melly” or “meh-lay”) derives from the French word for a mixture and refers to many styles of tiny crystals that can beautify an engagement ring. The little Scrum-half stones have their own ways of setting that can alter the appearance of the ring.

An engagement ring can have anything from three to four Scrum-half stones up to a hundred. These small diamonds decorate the entire ring and cover the entire band to form a carpet of diamonds.

Pavé setting:

In an environment of Pavé, many small diamonds are closely together and are held in place with metal beads almost invisible, thus creating a surface sparkling with diamonds. This setting is also referred to as the bead, or more popularly as Micro-Pave setting, especially when the diamonds are small and closely set.

Channel setting:

The channel setting is more popular on eternity bands and smaller diamonds on the band wedding ring. In this setting, a row of diamonds are placed in a metal channel that holds them in place into a metal channel that holds them in place, creating the illusion of a continuous line of diamonds. Can be used with round or princess cut diamonds.

Shared with: setting tips

As understood from the name, this set contains a row of diamonds in place with spikes shared between two diamonds, and thus every stone a prominence. This setting is used primarily in the bands of eternity. Because the diamonds used in this setting are larger in size, this is one of the most important settings.

Setting the thread:

Similar to setting, bezel setting Flush set small diamonds directly to the band of the ring, then put them in a rut in the metal. This creates a sleek, low profile without sacrificing the elegance of a diamond band.

The design of our H.K. society (India) is one of the diamond-studded jewellery the leading manufacturers of Mumbai, India. We have over 8000 drawings with us in different classes of rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets and necklaces.

Senin, 15 April 2013

Reasons why organic foods can change the landscape of world food production

Let’s Face It. Organic foods are the biggest trend to hit the food scene in a long time. And promises to change the way we eat and the way we acquire our food forever. Not only does food more nutritious, but it also means nature can support our need for better food. Clearly is the better and healthier option. You may or may not know all about organic food, but definitely piques your curiosity. There are lots of reasons why organic foods can change the landscape of world food production. And of course, these reasons are for the better.

There are a lot of reasons why food can change the way we eat. When you take a close look at organic food, is actually better than your conventional food in every size imaginable. First, we should take a look at the largest point of contention: quality of food. In terms of quality, organic food is unquestionably is the product of superior quality. Its texture, color and other qualities to look for when choosing food is significantly better than their non-organic counterparts. Perhaps more importantly, taste and nutritional value of foods are significantly increased when they are cultivated the organic way.

There are also reasons why the food is considered to be a product of a more sustainable form of agriculture. This is mainly because the natural system of growth and reproduction for plants and animals are not compromised in any way. It has been said time and again that agriculture subsidies as artificial fertilizers, feeds, pesticides and antibiotics are damaging both plants and animals used as food sources. But beyond its effect harmful to living organisms cannot be understated what are its effects on the ecosystem. Not only are their residues deposited within the tissues of plants and animals, but these same residual poison natural resources needed to maintain life as water, soil and air. In organic farming, use of these artificial products is no longer needed, and that means great news for ecosystems.

Maybe you already know why the food is considered to be the best and healthiest. But the next question is: where can actually get them? At first glance, organic sounds obscure, i.e. you can admit that you’ll have a hard time acquiring them. But it is not always the case. In fact, getting organic food is becoming easier because more farmers are seeing the benefits of farming the organic way food. You can buy organic products on both markets and grocery stores. In fact, often there is a separate section for food. Add the number of specialist retailers of organic food, and all of a sudden your options are plentiful.

These are just some of the reasons why food is causing a huge commotion in the news and in the market. The meaning and the potential value cannot be denied or underestimated. It’s only a matter of time before the methods take our farms and products take over our benches and dining tables. And the world will be a better place because of it.

To decide on buying a fruit press

The decision to buy a fruit press can potentially be a very fun and investment worth it, especially if you have access to your apples or other fruits. Is a great way to use large amounts of fruit and there’s nothing like homemade cider, wine or fruit juice! Decide on which press to go to, however, will be the first hurdle to jump. Here are some things to consider:

Fruit type: the type of fruit you want pressure will determine in large part what they print, you should go for. If you plan only by pressing soft fruits in small amounts, of course a small print will be perfectly adequate. For the production of large quantities of wine, however, you can opt for a print with a larger tank, so you can press the grapes more at a time. If you’re going to produce cider and then pressing apples, you obviously want a bigger tank, but you can get a print with a apple grinder attached. Obviously it’s important to choose the right press initially as some presses will not be suitable for certain fruits but with that in mind, the easiest option is to go for a cider press that will be strong enough to squeeze the soft fruit like apples if you choose to.

Tub dimensions: as mentioned above, the type of fruit you want and how much pressure you intend to produce will be the main determinants of what size tank you get. As you can imagine, if you have a lot of apples to be used then it would be worth getting a print with a larger tub (can also be a double bath press) and on the other hand, if you only intend to produce a small amount of soft fruit juice, a small tabletop printing would be perfectly adequate.

Brand: As with any product, some brands are better than others. The main thing to consider is that obviously going for a reliable brand with a good reputation probably will serve you well. Play also true for most fruit presses that you get what you pay for. Of course, if you want to build your own print if you are so inclined, but following a good print design and using high quality components will be as important to a good brand.

As you can see, it is mostly common sense, but it’s certainly worth some thought and not only go to the first printing that catch your eye. As mentioned earlier, a good option for many people is to go for a strong print that can be used for both apples and berries, as is not the case with all the presses. In this way you are not just limited to small fruits. You can get a print with a apple grinder attached or you can always buy a grinder separately at a later time, if you decide that you want one. Anyway, it’s nice to be able to experience both pressing apples, grapes and other fruits, or at least have the chance to do so.

Why organic food is food for the future

The trend towards food is without a doubt the biggest paradigm shift in food production since the agricultural revolution of centuries ago. A completely different methods from the current system of procuring food, organic system aims to revolutionize how to see, do and eat our food. But beyond the seemingly futuristic implications of food, is actually based on existing principles from the beginning of human civilization. Still, that may not be a sufficient response regarding “because food is the food of the future” is concerned. Hopefully this article can meet most, if not all, of your questions.

To better answer this question, you absolutely must know before what makes organic food. A lot were using the term “organic”, although it is possible that aren’t really organic. Just to clarify some deep-seated generalizations, it is worthwhile to answer the question of what must be considered. Food is considered organic if it is produced using “organic” means. Organic way dictates that no artificial substance is intended to be used in the process of growth of plants or animals for food. This means that there are no fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics and other synthetically modified content ranging in food. That’s why food has become a compelling choice.

What are the advantages of having a diet composed of purely organic foods? All these advantages are related to not having artificial content about food. Due to the absence of these potentially toxic content, there is no risk of acute and chronic type. You no longer fear that you’re eating, pesticides, antibiotics or some weird substance used to kill other life (and conceivably could kill as well). Another advantage (mainly due to better health shown by plants and animals without these substances) is the highest quality and nutritional value of foods than its non-organic counterpart. Have more nutrients, especially those essential and less nasty stuff. In addition, taste and palatability in General is better too. This is just one of the reasons why organic food has suddenly shot up to our awareness.

One of the things that make people shy away from food apparently is its price. People openly wonder why organic foods are priced that high. Only a few farmers are able to organic farming, so far, and that causes a shortage of supply. It is coupled with the fact that right now, organic foods are regarded as somewhere between a “niche” product and a “fashion”. Due to these factors, it is natural to expect prices will be higher. But if it can raise awareness with organic food (and signs say it will be), it is realistic to expect that prices are going to go lower as the years progress.

There’s a reason why biology is presented as the future. To be quite frank, that is why in fact represents the future. Organic food is the next big trend because simply too much sense to ignore.

A brief introduction to choosing diet Paleo foods

Gambar sisip 1The foods we eat are crucial for the success of the Paleo diet. If you are not eating a meal plan that contains many proteins is full of clean foods then you are unlikely to see complete results of following a paleo meal plan. After all, the eating plan depends on you ' eat like a Caveman ', which means that you must consume foods that originate from the Earth in their purest state.

For example, instead of eating a sandwich fried egg in the morning, you simply will consume the egg. Instead of adding milk to tea, you should drink black and rather than a steak and cheese sub you can enjoy only the meat. Whenever you are eating Paleo diet dishes, you are abolishing things as many dairy, carbohydrates and refined foods. These elements are not in their natural form and as such will not be able to provide the nutrition that your system must remain strong and in good condition.

But that doesn't mean it won't be glad if you go on a paleo diet, it will be pretty happy. The eating plan requires a lot of protein intake, and that's a critical reason that many people are successful when eating Paleo diet. Protein not only make you feel full, but also causes your body to break down fat cells. In other words, when you eat enough protein you will cease to be hungry and your body will work continuously out of the old fat cells.

For this reason, lean meat, organic is great Paleo diet menu. When an animal is fed grass, meaning they eat the diet that the bodies are built to thrive on. Thus these natural nutrients are then passed to you when you consume the meat.

Organic fruits and vegetables are also Paleo diet essential foods. Are not only very tasty but are also full of essential nutrients. Most of us usually not taught to combine our fruits or vegetables. Rather than consume little possible as an afterthought to all that is our dinner. But for those of you the Paleo diet, foods such as fruits and vegetables will emerge as your new best friend. For example, instead of eating corn on the side of a simple hamburger, how about you chop that hamburgers into cubes and toss it with a big salad loaded with some great tasting vegetables? Meat gives you heaps of flavour and goodness you'll be getting a bunch of healthy nutrients succulent vegetables and Greens.

Another group of essentials is seeds and nuts. One of the most difficult problems with a diet of obey is making all day or taking long journeys. It's hard when you're so far away from home and from your healthy foods. When this happens, you are more likely to eat something bad and setting you back a bit.

But if you always bring some seeds or nuts around with you, the Paleo diet these foods will be sure to keep the straight path. Not only are easy to pack, but can be kept at room temperature and are long lasting. Some individuals also have a bag of mixed nuts in their family car for those occasions when they get hungry while driving.

If you're thinking of eating Paleo, but you have no idea where to start, stick with these basic ideas. And don't forget, that you eat in a way that will change your life, but you can't cheat if you really want to have good results. Don't be afraid to experiment with some meals up to develop methods that will work for you.


Jumat, 05 April 2013

Effects of Piercing tongue

Tongue piercings can lead to side effects such as bacterial infections, bleeding, nerve damage, dental damage, kelloid, allergic reaction and pain. Tongue Piercing is nice to have but you also need to take enough precautions to avoid suffering the negative effects of tongue piercing.

A case study cited in the British Dental Journal where a girl of 19 years healthy collapses after attending a party and why established severe tongue piercing infection takes place a few hours before attending a party where she collapses. In 2005, The Telegraph also mentions an instance in which a teenage boy succumbs to blood poisoning after a lip piercing.

Avoid these or worse type of situations, knowing these side effects are and take precautions/s in advance.

6 effects of Piercing tongue

1) Gum problems – the tongue barbells posts after the piercing can cause problems to the gums due to repetitive rubbing of barbells with the tongue or the inside of the tongue. In severe cases, the damage must be corrected surgically.

2) severe infection-language is one of the organs which when cut can cause bleeding. In addition, the mouth is full of bacteria, and if the piercing is done with care, can cause serious infections, cause the area to become swollen and in some cases must be treated surgically.

3-the Neuralgia) American Medical Association reports a case in which a girl experiences of stabbing pain lasting 10-30 seconds about 30 times a day. No amount of medication helps. Finally, doctors remove the metal Stud pierced tongue and within two days, she is perfectly fine. This is a classic case of neuralgia, also known as “suicide disease”.

During the process of piercing, the nerves that surround the area can break without the knowledge of both parties and subsequently causes problems as the case reported. Therefore, it is important to get the piercing done by a skilled, competent person to prevent neuralgia.

4) Getting Stuck-if the bar is not properly configured, it can dislodge itself and wind down the bronchial tubes and get stuck in the intestines. If the person is lucky, the barbell can be washed across the bowel movement, but as shown by the medical cases, it must be operated and removed.

5) risk of HIV or hepatitis-all types of body art should be done with gloves and sterilization of instruments. Worth every penny to visit a clinic of Fame to get piercings done. Use of non-sterile instruments can cause HIV or hepatitis.

6) Oral Cancer-tongue swelling, speech impediment, deep cysts and nerve damage are some of the symptoms of oral cancer. Oral cancer can occur due to medications, smoking and unhygienic piercing methods. In extreme cases, can also develop a condition of endocarditis. Endocarditis is a condition in which the bacterium enters the bloodstream and irreparably damage the heart valves.

4 easy ways to reduce belly fat

No one could blame you for wanting to know how to reduce belly fat. Just picture yourself with that wonderfully toned tummy you’re after. You’ll look and feel great when you lower your waistline!

I think you’ll agree we’ve got some new clothes because of the loss of belly fat is not the worst problem in the world!

But if you’ve got a little problem of shedding those extra pounds, then what can you do? Let me show you a few simple things that you can do every day to get the guts up to size and looking great.

Bring a water bottle, everywhere that you go

Most recognize just how important is the water potable, but how many of us actually do it? If you’re looking to get a smaller stomach, is more important. Sometimes when we are thirsty we default to drink coffee and soda, which hardly help hydration and weight loss. Have a bottle of water ready will ensure that you can always take a SIP when you need it.

Eat healthy snacks throughout the day

Would you believe that many people are afraid to snack because what it will add pounds to their bellies? That is quite unfortunate because snacks can be one of the easiest ways and more pleasant to reduce belly fat. That’s why actually requires calories to burn the food.

Eat appropriate portions more frequently will keep insulin cool and even while your body more efficiently burn fat. Some great entries Go snack include apples, peanut butter, almond butter, walnuts and vegetables chips.

Remember to always read the labels

There are a lot of foods packaged with labels saying how healthy they are. May be led to believe that eating will help you lose belly fat. While there are certainly many foods healthy legitimately having no harmful ingredients, you have to always watch.

Some foods will have a significant amount of added sugar and even unnecessary calories. Worse, might also ingest some nasty preservatives or other chemicals! Always be careful to choose fresh, simple foods with few ingredients only ideally.

Get help and encouragement

Hey, you don’t have to do it yourself. You have any target for reducing belly fat, don’t be afraid to ask for help from friends, family and even a personal trainer.

It is absolutely normal to need some emotional support when you are losing weight you down and a positive, encouraging the reference group is likely to be exactly what you need to pull yourself through the times when otherwise it seems hard to stay motivated.

Kamis, 04 April 2013

A 13-year life without gluten

This is a very sensitive subject for me as my nephew is living with celiac disease. It was not discovered until he was 10 years. Her parents couldn’t understand why he had stomach aches and diarrhea after eating meals. After very encouraging, they took him to their primary care doctor. The doctor has a battery of tests and announced that the cause of his discomfort was celiac disease. This was the first time I had never heard of this disease. Needless to say, I was shocked. I’m a chef and as a chef I faced a lot of requests for the preparation of the meal. Many times patrons tell us precautions due to allergies to seafood, allergic reaction to nuts, etc., but never had a patron alert me gluten free needs.

Now I am very aware that a gluten-free diet is a treatment for celiac disease and living gluten-free life is so very important! When a person with celiac disease consumes any food containing gluten, causes inflammation in the small intestine. Eating gluten free foods helps people with celiac disease control symptoms and prevent complications.

Diet of switching my nephew was a big change and, as something new, took some getting used to. At first my grandson couldn’t understand why there were so many restrictions: no McDonald; No Pizza Hut; no birthday cake? However, we started to get him focused on all foods that you can eat. You may also be pleasantly surprised to realize how many gluten-free products, such as bread and pasta, are now available. Many grocery stores now sell gluten-free foods. Fortunately, in our area many of our grocery stores sell a wide variety of these items. My nephew really loves the pizza crust without gluten and the donuts. (We have yet to find a “Big Mac” gluten free “at any store). If you can’t find gluten-free products in your area, go online to Katz Gluten-Free Foods, where you’ll find a nice variety of gluten-free foods that are very tasty.

If you’re just starting with a gluten-free diet, it is in your best interest to consult a dietician who can answer your questions and offer advice on how to avoid consuming gluten while still eating a healthy and balanced diet. Once again, I’m a Cook, not a dietician. Can I follow a recipe; tell you if an ingredient that contains gluten, but I can’t answer all your questions as a qualified dietician. We worked with a dietician as we began our diet to switch my grandson and we’re glad we did.

Working to build a variety of meal choices for my nephew brought me to make a list of DOS and Don’ts for planning a gluten-free diet. I hope this list will help you as you work to develop a selection of meal choices for you or who can help.

Things to do:

Eat only foods that are naturally gluten-free as beans, fresh eggs, fresh meat, fish or poultry, fresh fruit and vegetables and most dairy products (read the label of any product from milk to be certain).

It is important to be sure to select foods that are not processed or mixed with cereals containing gluten. Many cereals and starch can be part of a gluten-free diet. Those can include buckwheat, corn, cornmeal, quinoa, rice, tapioca, rice flour, potato starch and tapioca flour.

Note: for me, it took me to “educate” my nephew and his parents on the need to accept the fact that you can survive without fast foods. It requires actually prepare and eat meals together at home.

The Don’ts
Avoid all foods and drinks containing wheat, rye, barley and malt. Also be careful, avoid other wheat products that you may not be familiar with how bulgar, semolina and flour.

Important advice when shopping for a person with celiac disease is to not buy the object, unless it is labeled GLUTEN-FREE! There are so many elements “tricky” and some that are obvious. For example, beer. Personally, I’m glad that beer is one of “I Dont” then my niece won’t be tempted to attend its festivals of friends where you are serving beer.

Chronic fatigue syndrome: effects

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a disease in which the patient constantly feels fatigued and is not helped by sleep or rest. While there is no cure for the CFS, there are many treatments available to soothe the symptoms. Even if the effects will cease for an extended period of time, the symptoms associated with CFS may be quite restrictive to the victim, and some are listed here:

As with many diseases, one of the first indicators of CFS is nausea; It is likely that the onset of CFS will flu-like symptoms on sick, quickly followed by a persistent fatigue that won’t go away. These are the first signs of starting to act and there are a number of other effects that can cause, with some people living in more than others.

The term “myalgic encephalomyelitis” means pain in the muscles and inflammation of the brain and spinal cord; Thus, an effect of the syndrome is particularly muscle pain throughout the body, making the victim unable to do much in the way of activities and daily chores. This lack of social activity can cause effects psychologically jarring as well, like depression, irritability, anxiety and panic attacks. Isolation from family and friends mean that the victim will usually also be able to get out of bed due to tired and aching muscles and lack of motivation.

Other short-term effects include loss of concentration, and in some cases, loss of memory for specific periods. Physical effects can vary from headache sore throat, the usual symptoms of a bad cold/flu; However, adding the rest not to impede these signs, which can cause further problems with major organs.

Palpitations, increased heart rate and shortness of breath in certain situations is likely to occur in more severe cases and sometimes the body is able to adapt to sudden changes in temperature, or the victim may begin to suffer from allergies that have not experienced before.

As regards the long-term effects, many CFS symptoms begin to clear up over time, but the disease can still take its toll. Although fatigue cannot be as persistent, it is likely that it will be activated after the strenuous activity and excessive affirmation. Far from the physical effects and in addition to the social problems which can lead, CFS also affects those who cannot earn a living and have to get disability. Younger sufferers can have problems at school and need to be taught independently which of course can affect social growth, as well as their academic balance.

CFS can affect anyone, at any age, of any background; Although the effects and symptoms may vary, the personal and social obstacles, which sets the victim is more drastic. Is an unusual disease that can operate in very unusual models and this can really affect a person’s life and work. Although it cannot be cured, it can be softened through special diets and treatments, pain management, and has no controlling your life.

Rabu, 03 April 2013

Lead benefits TENA diapers

TENA products are available in a variety of styles to meet the needs of users. Makes it easy for everyone to find the right diaper for their problem. They offer specific lines of adult diapers can count on.

It is common for many people to feel like they are the only who are having a problem when they start having symptoms of incontinence. But this is definitely not the case, because millions of people around the world in various age groups, with different health conditions dealing with incontinence issues. As a result, there are a wide range of incontinence products on the market to help people to manage your symptoms and take part in normal activities. TENA diapers are one of the most popular products of incontinence.

Today, the brand TENA offers the largest collection of incontinence supplies on the market. Are products of good quality, are reliable and credible. TENA has several types of products including specific lines of diapers that many adults rely.

When it comes to incontinence solutions, brand TENA offers some of the best products. In addition to the diapers, you can find many other items to choose from. However, people with heavy incontinence usually choose adult diapers to benefit from a higher level of protection. TENA diapers come in a variety of levels of absorbency and styles, so it’s easy for people to choose the right product to manage their incontinence. Read on to find out some of the advantages of using diapers from TENA line of products.

* Since all incontinence is different, TENA products come in a variety of styles to meet everyone’s needs. This means that it is easy for everyone to find the right diaper for their problem.

The diapers are available in a wide range of sizes to fit all body types. The TENA incontinence diapers size available in different lengths, which means that every person you get to choose the right size and more comfortable fit.

* TENA incontinence nappies have different levels of unacceptably. Some people have only a slight loss, while the symptoms may be more for others. Choosing adult diapers, each person find the ones with the proper absorbency to suit their needs. At this point, it is important to note that absorption of people needs varies every day or from day to night. TENA incontinence pads can also be used with the pads and protective underwear for added protection.

There is no doubt that many people love TENA and products are well-known all over the world. One of the reasons why this brand is popular with patients is that incontinence products are available for men and women. TENA diapers are good quality products and most of them meet and exceed the expectations of many people. Some of the other high quality products from TENA include Serenity products, Ultra products, watch for men, pants, underwear, slip it under the mat. You can find more information online if you want to know the most popular products from this well-known brand.

Stay healthy-stay Blessed!

Health is wealth. We all want to stay healthy and active. But what if you get some sort of illness and need heavy drugs, numerous pills and handful of pills three times a day? Sounds scary? Why not try some herbal cures and natural for your illness?

Nature has many of his blessings and there is one there waiting for you. Go to explore and heal naturally. It takes effect and long-term asset on your health. By emotional impulses to pampering; everyone is entertained in the natural world.

Edible like lemon grass and other herbs used in cooking, flower oils and other natural products can be of great benefit to your health. You can use numerous home remedies herbal to get more beautiful glowing skin impressive as, honey can add extra shine to your pretty face. Adds an extra shine and softness to the skin. It is a natural disinfectant. You can also get rid of your pimples by using it in the right proportion.

Guests can relax with some aroma therapy lavender oil and heal emotionally. Say hello to your depression and say hello to happiness. Dates and tomatoes can help you with your heart. Cranberries can be good support in removing kidney stones and bladder. Regular use gives extra strength and kidney health. Also stay away from being operated.

Benefits of cider vinegar are irresistible. It’s good for your hair and also helpful in weight loss. If you want to be slim and in shape without using diet pills and hungry, try cider vinegar. As the name implies, it is apples. As they say, “an Apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Add this beauty to your daily diet and getting rid of diseases.

Keep vegetables in your daily diet is a must, especially green ones. They are mostly rich in iron and will give you a Boost throughout the day. A lot of herbal teas also give healthy and full-bodied as results, ginkgo is said to help improve circulation. Chamomile is used to reduce cramps, anxiety and muscle pain. Lemon grass tea has enormous advantages as well. Increase your immunity against fever, cold and cough. Makes your nails and the skin glossy and healthy. It is very effective to get rid of cholesterol. It is very useful for your digestive system. And improves digestion and makes the gastrointestinal problems to go away.

Many flowers are also beneficial to health. How; Rose water is good for cleaning the eye. Relaxes and refreshes them eyes. It is also good for your skin is also a natural skin cleanser. Lavenders are beautiful flowers. Not only smell nice but also have many advantages. The aroma and the oil helps to heal emotionally and physically too.

Sabtu, 30 Maret 2013

Complications that can arise from Crohn's disease

Crohn’s disease is a painful and difficult illness in itself; However, when you also take into account the complications that may occur as a result, the full effect of Crohn’s can be overwhelming.

The most common complication that arises from Crohn ‘s, due to excessive inflammation, swelling and scar tissue, obstructions or obstacles that occur throughout the digestive tract. How to thicken the walls of the intestine, intestinal passages become significantly tighter and more easily blocked. Symptoms of obstruction typically include abdominal cramping, bloating and prompting. Vomiting is also common. Inflammation can be controlled by medications, but if the swelling is not reduced adequately enough to block pass, surgery may be required. In addition, surgery to remove the affected area of the intestine may be necessary if the obstruction occurs frequently.

Another common complication of Crohn’s sufferers is the formation of ulcers or sores inside the intestinal tract. Deep ulcers sometimes can move forward in fistulas, which can channel into tissues around the vagina, bladder or skin, or can combine different areas of the intestine. Fistulas can lead to further complications if they become infected, such as fever and abdominal pain. If they are relatively small, they can be treated with medication, but larger or more fistula severe may require surgery. Another problem that arises occasionally is the formation of abscesses, or pockets of pus, from fistulas. These areas of infection typically require drainage through a catheter or surgical drainage. Areas around the rectum are often affected by abscesses. Another complication is the development of fissures or cracks, around the lining of the anus. As A result of excessive blood loss from ulcers and sores, anemia is also common.

By insufficient dietary intake, excessive nutrient loss through vomiting and diarrhea and poor absorption of food, malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies are often a complication caused by Crohn’s disease. Although not typically detected unless the disorder occurs in extended lifetimes, these deficiencies may include lack of vitamins, proteins and calories. Fortunately, nutritional supplementation is usually effective in treating malnutrition. This can include injections of lack of nutrients or ingestion in the form of liquid or pill. Because supplements are usually in concentrated form, they are more efficient and absorbed in quantities greater than are available in the food intake alone.

An often forgotten complication of Crohn’s disease is the psychological impact that has on its sufferers. Depression, anxiety and tension are common among patients.

The untold secrets to improve your physical fitness

You may disagree with me on this but please hear me out, “the best and the only exercise program for you is what you will do!” The next time you start an exercise program or eating plan please note the following guidelines and if it doesn’t accumulate not putting oneself through the hassle.

You need something to stick for the rest of your life, never start a program that will be set up to fail. Must be interesting and funny or you will never stick with it.
Below you will find some very interesting fitness tips to be held right on track.

Abdominal workout-the safest and most productive to train the abs are use the brace and hollow technique. Try standing normally, breathing normally, now suck your stomach in towards your spine and hold, remember to breath normally, hold for seven seconds and release, now do this exercise 10 times.

This is a basic isometric exercise that helps strengthen your ABS and muscular girdle around your waist.

Walk fast-research shows that regular, walking is one of the best exercises you can do for your overall fitness. Suited for people of all ages and fitness levels, it is easy to start and there is no complicated techniques to earn or buy equipment.

Walking is a great way to get in shape because it uses almost all the muscles and, as you have to bring the weight of the body, its relatively tiring. It is also safer to the joints and the back that most other forms of exercise because you’re not jumping up and down, then the impact is low.

Try Fitness Boxing-Boxing today is recognized as a health promoting endurance systems and exercise program that provides a total cardiovascular workout for six.

The exercises can be done with or without equipment. If you want to buy equipment then a heavy bag and boxing gloves available at any sports store for between $ 50.00 and $ 100.00.

A good jump rope can be bought very cheaply too. Other benefits include boxing, increased resistance, increased strength, speed and coordination, and used to reduce aggression. Sports scientists agree that boxing training is one of the best exercises because it affects the body.

Another advantage of boxing is promotes a people well is strengthening self-discipline. Combined with strength training, cardiovascular work becomes the total package for self defense and total fitness.

Checking the pulse-the best way to measure the effects of an exercise program on your body is to check your pulse. The easiest way to check your wrist is to place your index and middle fingers on your wrist or carotid artery.

Immediately after the exercise, counting your pulse for 15 seconds and multiply by 4. This can also be carried out during the exercise safely if possible. For a more accurate reading of a pulse to buy an electronic device from any sports shop.

Working Heart Rate Adjusted age-so now you have your exercise heart rate or heart rate per minute. Focus on the upper end of the ranges 50%-70%.

To calculate this out, deduct your age from 220. Suppose that your age is 40, deduce this from 220 and you get 180, 50% is 90 180 beats per minute, the 60% is 108 180 beats per minute, the 70% is 126 beats per minute, and so on. Don’t jump straight into 70% work.

Start with 50% and slowly work your way up to the upper limit of 70%. Start with no more than 10 minutes and up to 20 minutes of work. After 20 minutes at 70% and you are comfortable with that then work to increase your heart rate up to 80%.

Active isolated Stretching test (AI)-which extends to doing what it should to do stretching, it transports oxygen to sore muscles and quickly removes toxins so recovery is faster.

Finally also functions as a deep massage technique because it activates muscle fibers during the stretch. Isolate the muscle or group that you want to extend and contract the muscle opposite. This causes the isolated muscle or group to relax now and when it does it is ready to stretch.

Gently and quickly stretch the isolated muscle until it stretched any further; now give yourself a gently pull with your hands or rope. Go as far as it can and then hold the stretch for no more than 2 seconds and then release, do this for a total of 5 repetitions on the isolated muscle or group.

Jumat, 29 Maret 2013

Having a pain in your ass-couldn't be Sciatica

Not feeling good about you because finally decided to clean out the garage, but you are so sore the next day you can move-especially in your ass muscles? Many patients see us for emergency treatment this time of year because they made something out of the ordinary, such as: play golf; garage cleaning; raking leaves; or camping and sleeping with a rock under them. And now they are experiencing pain in the butt.

Many times these patients come in thinking I have sciatica. What they are actually experiencing is called piriformis syndrome. This joint muscle injury can result from repetitive movements and over use of your piriformis muscle. Pain is often felt in gluteal muscles first, with subsequent referred pain in the legs. This is commonly mistaken for sciatica.

What is piriformis syndrome?

The piriformis is a muscle that originates at the base of the spine and you put at the top of the thigh bone (femur). The sciatic nerve runs through the piriformis muscle. If the muscle becomes tight, often from overuse, can put pressure on the sciatic nerve and cause pain that may radiate down the leg. Piriformis Syndrome often imitates the sciatica, the difference is the source of the pain.

Every muscle that is used repeatedly in need a chance to recover. Imagine what happens to your piriformis muscle every time swing golf club. The repetitive swinging motion and sudden muscle pulls, that eventually begins to spasm. When the piriformis muscle begins to spasm will pull the hip bone causing the hip to become misaligned.


The treatment for piriformis syndrome is to seek chiropractic treatment for misaligned hip and a physio/masseur for trigger point therapy and stretching.

Self treatment for piriformis syndrome is to use a tennis ball or golf (a cold one is better) on your hip or butt area. Sit on the floor and put your weight on the golf ball. Move the ball until the ball is in the place where it hurts most. If it’s sore and it hurts while you’re sitting on the golf ball is doing a great job! Toxins tend to accumulate in the muscles tight and put pressure on this area to relieve toxins, and also breaks the pain-spasm-pain cycle.

Other tips: avoid using heat, use ice and taking ibuprofen if you need it. Visit your local chiropractor or physiotherapist to help break the cycle of pain-spasm-pain.


Regular stretching and strengthening are the best ways to prevent the piriformis syndrome. This muscle rarely gets stretched, so often a simple routine of stretching works wonders.

Stretch before doing any repetitive activities such as golf, raking leaves, play tennis or doing extra chores around the House such as cleaning out the garage. Heat the piriformis muscle by running in place, stretching the muscle, and getting chiropractic adjustments.

To stretch the piriformis muscle right:

Lay on your back, bend your knees and cross your right leg over your left so that your right ankle rests on his left knee in a figure 4. Bring the left leg toward your chest by bending at the hip. Reach through and grab your left thigh to help pull the chest.

Sit on the floor with your legs extended out. Place your right knee on the left leg. Place your left arm on the right leg, twisting torso and pushing the right knee of the left leg.

Hold both stretches for 30 seconds, repeat five times on the painful side. If you extend alone does not help, check with your chiropractor or a physical therapist.

Causes and symptoms of dehydration

In this article we are going to look at which dehydration is, what can cause and some of the many symptoms of dehydration. When water is drawn away from anything we consider to be dehydrated. Think dried fruit, all the moisture or water is removed. This is the same for the body, when it has the right amount of water, simply won’t work well.

Dehydration can be a very serious condition and if left untreated can cause death. Now I’m sure there are at least slightly dehydrated States sometimes or maybe drank too much alcohol. While this is not life threatening is still a bad thing for your body.

Now here are some of the causes of dehydration:

dry heat
working under the Sun without enough water
cooked food
products containing caffeine
severe hyperglycemia
many diseases

So you see a lot of things we do in our daily life can cause the effects of dehydration. The best thing we can do is to start drinking a lot of water on a regular basis and make it a priority. Many times when we feel hungry is actually that we thirst and you can’t tell the difference. So drink more water can actually have an effect on our waistlines as well. That is a great bonus!

So now let’s talk a little about the symptoms of dehydration.

Some of these may include:

This is obvious that you become thirsty
lose your appetite
the mouth becomes dry
the urine becomes dark
becoming disoriented or dizzy
If the blood pressure is low
If you feel weak or tired

These are some of the primary symptoms, but there may be others like all is very different. Be sure to drink plenty of water, if there is one of these. You may also want to put a little salt in the water to help replace electrolytes. These are very important. If you have more severe symptoms of dehydration wise to seek medical help.