Archive for January, 2013

Jan 26, 2013 Posted Under: Allergies

Get Your Immunity Checked By Immunologists

Immunity is very important if you want to stay healthy and fit in your body. There is an immunity system inside our body which helps us to fight against all the disease and ailment germ, virus and bacteria only if your immunity system is strong enough. After growing up you suddenly wants your immunity to get strong then it is a sorry full condition because it is not possible. Immunity is something on which you need to work a lot from the beginning then only you can get it to work properly for your body mechanism.

Some points which can reduce your immunity levels are bad health diet, smoking, drinking alcohol these maybe some of the serious problem which can make your immunity system weak. Many times parents are not able to provide their children, infant and adolescents with proper food and nutrition all of these results in weak immunity level. Malnutrition children when grow up have a very weak immunity level. Poor diet for long time can weaken our immunity system, when our body lacks nutrition then we will have a weak immune system; over dose of sugar is another most prominent cause for lack or say weak immunity system; excessive drinking harms the immunity system. A good sleep is essential for our body because it helps our body to rebuilt, without adequate sleep immune system becomes weak because it doesn’t get a chance to rebuild. Stress and dehydration are other foremost reason for weak immunity. Overuse of prescribed or non prescribed medicinal use can also reduce immunity. Chemical exposure, UV, and radiation exposure- all these damage the immune system.

A good hygiene care is very important to maintain a strong immune system. Too much exposure to germs may stress the body beyond what it could handle. Exercise is very important to keep a good immune system. Exercise helps to increase the blood flow which helps cleansing the body of certain toxins and waste products. Lack of exercise slows down this process and it results a weak immune system. Obesity is also one of the reasons for having lower level of immunity.

If any of the reason is making you weak by immunity, then you should visit a specialist to get your immunity cured. There are numbers of good immunologists in Delhi region itself, such as immunologists in janakpuri. The immunologists in paschim vihar and the immunologists in rajauri garden are expert in immunotherapy treatment and diagnose for patients lacking immunity or have a weak immunity system.

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Jan 24, 2013 Posted Under: Other

Potatoes Can Lower Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar

One of my favorite veggies is potatoes. I love French fries, but I eat them baked more than anything else. Potatoes are loaded with carbs that is why moderation and how you prepare them is important when it comes to your health. A baked potato contains 1,137 milligrams of potassium than a banana and that is twice more than what a banana has; and almost a third of the DV of this mineral.

The main nutrients from the potato comes from the peel, which contains an anticarcinogenic compound called photogenic acid, says Mary Ellen Camire, PhD, professor in the department of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine in Orono. In laboratory studies, this particular acid has been proven to help the fiber in potatoes absorb benzo (a) pyrene, a potential carcinogen found in smoked foods such as grilled hamburgers.

Reduces Pressure
Potatoes have a high dose of potassium, which can help lower high blood pressure. Increasing this mineral in your diet could reduce your need for blood pressure medication according to, Earl Mindell, Rph, PhD, professor emeritus of nutrition at Pacific Western University in Los Angeles and author of Earl Mindell’s Food as Medicine. In one study of 54 people with high blood pressures, half added potassium rich foods like potatoes to their diets, while the other half kept their normal diet. At the end of the study, Dr. Mindell says, 81 percent were able to control their blood pressures with less than half of the medication they had used previously.

Potatoes are very valuable in moderation. They also contain Vitamin C, which is known to prevent heart disease; this may be of help to people with diabetes. Vitamin C may also be effective at diminishing the damage to proteins caused by free radical, dangerous molecules that damage tissues in the body. Eating five servings of potatoes, a week can raise the risk of diabetes.

Because they are high in complex carbohydrates, potatoes are good for people who have diabetes. Complex carbohydrates must be broken down into simple sugars before they can absorb into the bloodstream. What this means is, that the sugars enter the bloodstream in a leisurely fashion rather than pouring in all at once. The benefit of this process results in keeping the blood sugar at down, which is a very critical part of controlling the disease.

Potatoes play a key role in keeping the weight down. Being overweight makes it more difficult for the body to produce enough insulin. Potatoes are loaded with fiber; it helps control appetite by making you feel full longer. This vegetable is also low in calories.

Did you know that potatoes have cancer-fighting abilities, which lies in the skin of the potato? This is another great reason to take advantage of it. Most importantly, when eating grilled foods it leaves a small amount of cancer-causing substances on the food and consuming the spud can help block these harmful substances.

Cooking tip: Instead of boiling the potatoes, baking and steaming them are more beneficial. Boiling them takes away most of the nutritients. If you do decide to toss them in hot water, you can recapture the nutrients by using the potato water for other foods such as soups and stews.

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Jan 19, 2013 Posted Under: Other

Common Myths About Gout

For those of us who suffer from gout, finding the right treatments and information is crucial. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths out there about gout. Here, we will examine a few of the most common myths about gout and symptoms and help get to the truth behind them.

Gout Medication Can Cure the Problem

This myth is one that many people seem to believe, and it is even one that many doctors perpetuate. Yet if you look at any medical study or text, you will note that physicians are in full agreement that there is no cure for gout. Not only does pharmaceutical intervention not cure gout, but lowering uric acid levels too rapidly can even cause a painful gout attack.

Gout and Symptoms Only Do Damage During Attacks

This is another commonly held belief among gout patients. The truth of the matter, however, is that inflammation and uric acid crystals can cause damage and deformity even when you are not experiencing a gout attack. In addition to joint damage, high uric acid levels can also affect the kidneys, the heart, and other critical body systems, as well as increasing the risks of stroke and diabetes.

Doctors Don’t Know Much about Gout

While it is true that the reasons why some people get gout and others do not are unclear, another important truth is that doctors actually know a great deal about gout. In fact, the disease is quite well understood within the medical community. While not all doctors offer the right treatments and many forget the benefits of diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle, you will find that many doctors are very knowledgeable about these things and can be a very valuable resource when looking for the best ways to treat your condition in both the short and long terms.

The bottom line is that there are many misconceptions out there regarding gout. While it is always wise to do your own research and to always be on the lookout for the best treatment options for you, it is important to know truth from fiction. There is much you can do to alleviate your gout symptoms and to prevent attacks, and with the right information you can come up with a very effective gout treatment. You must always do your research when choosing option to alleviate your gout pain. I know at times you would eat dirt to get rid of the pain, just remember not everyone out there has your health in mind

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Jan 16, 2013 Posted Under: Mental Health

Opinions on ADHD

Opinions on ADHD vary widely and are molded and packaged to fit neatly into one point of view or another. A couple of these opinions on ADHD that most accept as fact are that ADHD is solely neurologically or biologically based and prescription stimulant medications are without a doubt the best way to treat the disorder. In this article we will explore these two so-called facts in a little more depth.

In our discussion why don’t we start with the first of these opinions on ADHD and see if we can’t shoot some holes through what most medical professionals, and parents of over 10,000,000 children taking stimulant medications have been lead to believe, accept as fact.

When scientist, researchers, drug reps, and doctors talk neurological or biological based they are talking about an imbalance in brain chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. When it comes to ADHD the two most often mentioned are dopamine primarily and norepinephrine secondarily.

Honestly, from where I am sitting it sounds like a viable possible cause, and after all there have been hundreds of thousands of articles written on the subject by those with many extra letters in front and behind their names giving them that extra credibility we all look for when doing our research.

But when you get right down to it there is no objective test to identify dopamine or norepinephrine abnormalities in the brain. There have also been two very important studies released as of late pointing to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder being a bigger picture problem than just simply a biological disorder.

The first, study used brain scan technology to link differences in the pace of brain development in children and adolescents with ADHD behaviors. Put simply, children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder tend to develop the areas of the brain linked to self-regulation slower than their peers. As these areas begin to mature ADHD symptoms disappear. If these areas remain underdeveloped symptoms persist.

Now let’s take our premise a step further and say since we don’t know for sure if neurotransmitter chemicals such as dopamine and norepinephrine are the cause we really don’t know what type of long-term effects stimulant medications such as Ritalin and Adderall may have on brain development.

Could these drugs actually slow growth in the areas of the brain in charge of self-regulation to a point where someone might become dependent on the medications for the rest of their life?

The truth is no one can tell you without a doubt that our radical statement above if false. The fact is we simply don’t know and likely will not know the answer for decades if ever.

According to Professor John Breeding, Ph.D., Psychologist ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) could be caused by any combination of physical problems, emotional problems, system problems, educational shortfalls, over stimulation through excess video game playing or television watching, sleep irregularities, family trauma, physical trauma, and child abuse. He goes on to deliver the thought provoking statement that “Failure to adjust is the result of mental illness and failure to adjust in school is ADHD.”.

Our medical professionals seem to be quick to tell us that prescription stimulants are safe and there is nothing much to really worry about. Did you know that the Food and Drug Administration classifies prescription stimulant medications such as Ritalin and Adderall as controlled substances right alongside cocaine and methamphetamine?

Once again we have an opinion on ADHD that prescription stimulants are generally the best treatment option and very safe but this seems not to be based in fact.

Few would argue that a child that concentrates poorly, doesn’t remember well, regularly loses things, exhibits impulsive behavior, and is incessantly disorganized will be at a disadvantage in school.

What seems to be clear is that stimulant medications do help level the playing field in the short-term but what we don’t know is at what cost. Additionally, new research seems to suggest that these harsh medications lose their effectiveness over time and do not provide any long-term benefits.

On the other hand statistics seem to support the belief that behavioral therapy combined with homeopathic ADHD remedies do provide side effect free long-term benefits about 60 percent of the time.

In conclusion, opinions on ADHD seem to multiply with each passing day with many gaining undeserved factual status. For parents trying to determine the best treatment option for their children this creates a slippery slope.

According to John Breeding, Ph.D., every parent should ask these three questions when someone tells you attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is biological thus requiring stimulant medications: ” Could you show me the lab tests. Can you do a test to diagnose or identify this chemical abnormality? Could you show me the scientific literature whereby you can identify the signs and distinguish between someone who has this disorder and someone who does not?”.

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Jan 12, 2013 Posted Under: Diseases

Home Remedies for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin disease that is characterized by irritation and red skin. Although this disease is fairly common today, the exact cause of psoriasis is yet to be determined. Hence there are several remedial measures for this disease. According to recent studies, genetics plays an important role in occurence of psoriasis. There is no permanent solution to this problem. Psoriasis is one of the few diseases to be termed incurable. This is because it can return even after long periods of absence. Alcohol, allergies and climatic conditions have also been known to trigger this skin condition.

It is generally believed that psoriasis occurs when immune system of the human body identifies healthy skin cells as unsafe. Hence most treatment methods focus on strengthening the immune system. The most common form of psoriasis is plaque psoriasis. It is characterized by silvery patches on the skin. Knees and elbows are the places where psoriasis is most likely to appear. However, they can appear on any part of the skin, including palms, scalp and genitals. The degree of psoriasis infection varies from person to person. It may appear as patches or cover an entire area. The degree of infection has to be considered while choosing a treatment method.

In recent times, home remedies for psoriasis have become quite popular among the affected individuals. Among the various home remedies, warm Epsom salt bath has proven to be quite effective. After the bath, one may apply lotion or olive oil to keep the affected area moisturized. Dryness can aggravate the condition. Hence one should always keep the affected area moisturized. The ultraviolet rays are also effective at curing psoriasis. Today, there are psoriasis treatments available where the affected area is exposed to artificial ultraviolet rays. However such treatments are expensive and cannot be afforded by everyone. A much cheaper alternative is to get more sunlight. Sunlight promotes Vitamin D production in the body. Vitamin D is an effective tool against psoriasis.

Diet is another important factor that should be considered by psoriasis victims. Home grown and organic foods have been known to cure this disease. Bitter gourd is beneficial in this skin condition. Most psoriasis home remedies include a daily cup of bitter gourd juice. Since bitter gourd is extremely bitter, one can mix it with lime juice or honey.

Chemical treatments are also available as far as psoriasis is concerned. Most of them are available without any doctor’s prescription. However, natural treatments for psoriasis are always the better choice. They do not involve any expenses and can be easily incorporated into the daily lifestyle of most individuals. Furthermore, there is always the chance of recurrence of this condition. Hence there is no need to go for expensive chemical treatments.

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Jan 11, 2013 Posted Under: Other

Arthritis Pain Lessened Through Bioenergy Therapy

84 Year Old Male

An 84-year-old male was recently treated for arthritis in his right hand. The knuckles in his thumb, all the way back to the joint near his wrist, were swollen to twice the size of his other hand. The entire area was discolored. It was so painful that he couldn’t open his hand and had no use of his thumb. He had experienced the arthritis for many years. In the past, he had sought medical treatment for the pain. He received painful injections of cortisone into the joint of his hand which gave only temporary relief. When asked to evaluate the pain on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being the worst pain, he placed his pain level at a 10.

Pain Level

One of the first things a bioenergy therapist will ask when dealing with pain, is to find out from the client about the pain level. While this client had a pain level of 10, it’s not uncommon to find someone who complains strongly about pain, rating the level at 5 to 6. The therapist needs to understand as much as possible about the client’s experience.

Energy Work

Next, this man learned how the therapy worked:

  • His hand would be treated energetically 4 days in a row.
  • This would be followed by a full week of NO therapy.
  • The process involved only the use of light touch (energy).
  • He could possibly feel tingling sensations, warmth, heaviness, pressure or nothing while undergoing the therapy.
  • He would need to allow his hand to heal by not over-using it when it felt better.

An analogy would be drinking lots of water and resting in bed when you have a cold. If you don’t, it takes longer to get well.

Initial Therapy

After the initial treatment, this man looked incredulous. He honestly couldn’t believe it. He insisted that he wasn’t kidding and that his hand didn’t hurt near as much as it had prior to the therapy. He sat moving his hand, making a fist and opening his thumb in disbelief.

He truly thought after sleeping through the night, he would awaken with the same pain. But, the following morning, the swelling was less, the discoloration slightly less, and he could still partially use his hand.

Following the Four Days

The swelling was minimal, the discoloration much less, the pain almost gone, and the use of his hand was greatly improved. It was still not the same as the other hand. He reported that he decided that his hand would always hurt a little. That he couldn’t expect it to be like the other hand.


Many people entering therapy are afraid to set any expectations. Those suffering with arthritis have generally had the pain for a long time. They also normally have limited use of particular joints and they’ve grown to expect a worsening condition.

Laying on of hands is not magic. It takes time for the person’s body to heal to whatever degree it is able to heal. And, everyone’s body is different. Many people with arthritis need multiple 4-day sessions to continue making progress.

Healing By Distance

In the case cited above, this man needed additional treatment by distance during a second 4-day session. As he received bioenergy therapy by distance, he reported feeling a pulling on his thumb and it began to ache. This often happens when working with pain. The pain may seem to intensify while working on the area energetically or after the therapy is completed. However, following the aching, many times the pain will lessen to a 1 or 0 on the pain scale.

Follow Up

This man’s first question was if he could return to playing golf. It was imperative that he give his body a chance to heal as fully as possible after receiving the energy. Waiting a couple of weeks before hitting a golf ball was not a long time. If some pain returned at that point, he was to wait another couple of weeks before trying again.

It’s important to understand this distinction: this man may always have arthritis, but he doesn’t need to suffer the symptoms of arthritis. Just as an AIDS patient may always test positive for AIDS, but no longer suffer the symptoms of the long held disease.

Our Internal Wisdom

Our bodies are wise. They know when they’ve healed enough to begin a new activity. When a person experiences long-term arthritis pain, it’s difficult for them to believe that anything can make a difference. Once they do begin to feel better, they want to hurry and begin doing everything that has been limited in the past. It’s like they want to make up for lost time!

The secret is to listen to your body’s wisdom.

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Jan 10, 2013 Posted Under: Massage

Health and Other Wonders in Chiropractor Clinics

What is the relevance of chiropractors to our lives? The physical body is a wonderful piece of creation. There are things about the body that cannot be understood by modern science, even until now. Take the skin, for example. There are a lot of pores through which essential and waste matter pass such as sweat and moisturising oil but pressure from surrounding water when you dip in a pool or the sea cannot penetrate the delicate human skin as if we have numerous “valves” that prevent inward flow.

Wonders such as that of skin permeability cannot compare with the greater wonders of the internal organs such the heart, kidney and liver. They are vital organs charged with vital functions that are clearly understood by medical practitioners and scientists. In fact, modern medicine has made incredible successes such as heart and kidney transplants making life extension possible. But even until now, the mighty conquerors of the earth through their great scientists, have not yet been able to “manufacture” replacements of these vital organs so that there will be no more need for donors whose lives are potentially imperilled by giving up one of the kidneys, for instance. Donated heart is even more difficult to acquire.

If man successfully assembles synthetic replacements to these vital organs from available raw materials, the average longevity of man on earth would have been greatly increased. The other body parts would have been small potatoes and would easily come next, making it possible for the vain to look eternally young. And men and women on earth would “live happily ever after.”

The happy scenario we have painted in the previous paragraph is just like a fairy tale, just plain wishful thinking. Until now, it is an absolute impossibility. Humans still suffer ailments that cannot easily be treated such as scoliosis, osteoporosis, back pains, aching stiff necks, etc. This is where chiropractors become very helpful.

Chiropractors generally believe that many health problems stem from dislocations or displacements of the structural harmony of the bones, muscles and nerves affecting the normal functions of the various body parts especially the internal organs, even including the brain. Patients suffering from ailments involving this kind of disharmony lose the normal innate intelligence of the body. Chiropractic patients are greatly relieved after treatment and therapy sessions with good chiropractors involving adjustments in the positional relations of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems, particularly on the spine. A prescription lifestyle may also be part of the treatment package.

Back pains, stiff necks and chronic aching of the neck and shoulders are very bothering. It is impossible to normally function with such nagging pain. It could be symptoms of more deeply seated ailments probably associated with vertebral subluxation – an area of expertise of the chiropractor.


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Jan 09, 2013 Posted Under: Other

Acne Tips and Treatments

Acne affects over 50 million people in the United States alone and 20 million have permanent acne scars. That’s a impressive number. While everybody gets acne at some point in their life, some get it worse than others. If untreated, acne can cause scars. So, acne can be serious business. Most people think only teenagers get this skin condition, but adult acne is popular too. Nearly fifty percent of women have adult acne. Let’s discuss more about this annoying skin condition.

What is acne?

Believe it or not, dirt does not cause acne. Many people believe if you have poor hygiene that you have a better chance of developing pimples. That’s not true. Acne forms under the skin in hair follicle pores. An oily substance called sebum is produced by the skin to keep the skin moist and soft. But sometimes the sebum will get clogged by dead skin cells and other debris and this is the beginning of a pimple. Not only does acne affect the face, it affects the chest, shoulders, groin, and buttocks.

Acne Tips

TIP #1: Drink Water: Try to consume at least eight glasses of water each day to keep your body and skin hydrated.
TIP #2: Exfoliate
TIP #3: Cleansing: When cleansing the face, wash the your face with warm to hot water to remove the excess oil and makeup. This opens up the pores. When rinsing, rinse with cool water which shrinks pores and stimulates circulation.
TIP #4: Get enough sleep: Sleeping is your body’s natural healing process, so if you interrupt that, then you body doesn’t have time to heal. Try to get 7 to 8 hours of rest.
TIP #5: Stress: Try to maintain a healthy stress level. When stressed, you body goes through changes to protect yourself and this can trigger outbreaks.

Acne Treatments

  1. There are over-the-counter products that contain benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid that helps treat acne. While these can work, if you have moderate to severe acne you will probably have to go see a dermatologist for a more intensive treatment. They may prescribe a medication.
  2. A dermatologist will have certain treatments to treat acne pimples. They may use laser and intense pulsed light treatments that may have success with your acne. Your dermatologist will tell you what is the best treatment for you.

Acne is a serious condition and needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. It’s easier to treat mild acne than severe.

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Jan 05, 2013 Posted Under: Nutrition

A List of Foods for Reducing Cholesterol

Dealing with high cholesterol can be a difficult process. There are many things that you can do to lower you cholesterol and get your numbers back into a healthy or normal range. Did you know, that one of the best (and easiest) things that you can do for your high cholesterol is to incorporate foods for reducing cholesterol into your daily diet? It doesn’t take much more than that to totally change your cholesterol for the better.

Typically when high cholesterol numbers come in, your doctor will first tell you to change your diet. This means cutting out all the yummy, but bad for you foods; like French fries, pizza, burgers, and steak. It’s sad to cut out favorite foods. But it doesn’t have to be all bad.

Often you can make small changes to the foods you love and add in foods for reducing cholesterol and often just those two things together will be enough for a serious decrease in your high cholesterol levels.

When it comes to your favorite dishes the best thing to do is the look at them in a new way. First, look at your favorite meals and see if there is a way to switch out some of the ingredient for healthier options. For example; change any meats into leaner cuts or into chicken, turkey or tofu choices. With dairy, opt for the low fat or non fat options. If you use canned goods or broth in your cooking pick the low sodium or non fat varieties. Add in vegetables whenever possible.

On top of making small changes to the foods you already love, try to add in a few healthier foods for reducing cholesterol into your daily routine. Here are a few ideas on how to add in foods for reducing cholesterol into your meal plans.

Breakfast – try to have a breakfast of oatmeal every morning. Oats are high in soluble fiber; which helps to move cholesterol through your body and prevents it from absorbing into your blood stream. Oats have been proven to help lower cholesterol levels when regularly added to the diet. But watch out for sugar and syrup additives. These foods are often high in saturated fats and sugars which are counter-productive to your cholesterol health. Instead add blueberries or sliced strawberries to your morning oatmeal and get the added benefits of antioxidants.

Snack – add a handful of walnuts or almonds into your daily snack. Nuts are high in fats that are good for you and your cholesterol. But they are also high in calories, so keep your snack to just a handful.

Lunch or Dinner – try for a salmon salad with an olive oil vinaigrette for your large daily meal. Salmon is one of the best foods for reducing cholesterol. Not only will it help to lower high bad cholesterol, but it will help to increase the good cholesterol. Adding the olive oil will also help to keep your arteries running clear and clean.

Drinks – add in a couple cups of orange juice into your day. Orange juice is high in antioxidants and other minerals that are good for lowering cholesterol. Green tea is another of the foods for reducing cholesterol, just make sure you drink enough cups of it to make a difference to your health.

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