Friday, September 23, 2011

An Udderly Ridiculous Home Remedy

by Doug Smith


Home Remedies - Facts or Quacks?That’s what I recently asked myself. Myths and legends often have their basis in a grain of truth. So I wondered if home remedies, alternative treatments, and folklore cures might also be based on truth. A little research provided these astounding results!Itching For A CureEdward Jenner is widely credited as the father of the smallpox vaccination. However, twenty years earlier in 1774, a quick-thinking English farmer named Benjamin Jesty saved his family from smallpox using some pretty unorthodox methods.Waiting Until The Cows Come HomeIn 1774 the highly infectious and deadly smallpox disease was epidemic. Farmer Jesty, immune to the disease because he had survived it in childhood, feared for the lives of his pregnant wife and children. Many country folk knew that people who had previously caught the milder disease of cowpox from an infected cow did not catch the normally-fatal smallpox disease.A Desperate PlanFrantic to find a solution before his family caught the disease, Jesty took his family to a nearby farm where cows were infected with cowpox. He injected his family with diseased cowpox cells from the cows. Because vacca is Latin for cow, this procedure later became known as vaccination.This Isn’t BullThe mild cowpox disease came and went in the children. His pregnant wife had complications and required the aid of the local doctor. His family did not catch the deadly smallpox disease, but word leaked out. Poor Jesty was ridiculed by his neighbors, who expected his family to turn into cows, or at least grow horns!Edward Jenner was a tireless crusader in promoting the benefits of smallpox vaccination. However, it was a desperate farmer who used his quick wit and country folklore to save his family 20 years earlier.Regardless of whom history credits, this home remedy definitely rates as a fact rather than a quack!Learn more about home remedies through the resources listed below.
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Breast Augmentation With Herbs

by Anna Woodward

There are many different options for ways to make the chest look better. For many, that means going to a surgeon and having them implant silicone or sometimes saline inserts to increase the volume and shape of the chest. Other women purchase special undergarments that pad, lift and shape to improve the bust line. However, there is another option that few ladies try and that is no farther than the local grocery store. There are a number of homeopathic and herbal ways to naturally stimulate the body and increase the size of the chest. In fact three simple spices are used abundantly and have been for hundreds of years to achieve natural breast augmentation
There is strong anecdotal evidence dating back to the ancient Greeks that licorice is able to aid in breast augmentation. It contains a chemical called phytoestrogen that works like a hormone in a woman's body, increases the size of the chest, and stimulates milk production. This does not mean that a person should go out and buy a bunch of black licorice candy. The kind you can find in a store is made from synthetic esters and is not the same. Instead, try buying licorice oil and add it to a cup of tea or in baking. This will give a healthy dose of the phytoestrogen and improve the flavor of foods.
A similar herb called fennel is related to the licorice plant. This Mediterranean herb is used extensively in cooking and also contains the chemical phytoestrogen. Of course the information is purely anecdotal and the FDA has not approved it but many have relied on this herb when they have looked to get a natural and safe breast augmentation.
The final herb used is called fenugreek. It does not work the same way as licorice or fennel but the traditional wisdom about this plant has it being even more effective than the previous two. For natural breast augmentation this herb is used all around the world. It is an incredibly effective homeopathic treatment for increasing milk production in lactating women and is used to great effect. There is one thing that must be mentioned before beginning a regimen of fenugreek. It has the unusual side effect of making the sweat and odor of a person smell like maple syrup. Often the urine will also smell like maple syrup. This effect is increased depending on the amount that a person takes so be sure that if this is the option you choose that you slowly up the dose until you know what the olfactory side effects will be.
All of these can be either taken as a supplement or used in cooking. Fennel is great on chicken and other savory dishes. Licorice oil can be added to drinks or confections and give them a strong herbal flavor. Fenugreek is used in a lot of Indian food and can be used when pickling. It can also be cooked and eaten alone as a sort of bitter herb. Regardless or how it is chosen to be ingested these herbs may be great holistic answers to breast augmentation.


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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Nutritional Yeast Wonder

by Janna Chin

Nutritional Yeast is grown on mineral enriched cane and beet molasses and is used as a food supplement in the form of powders or yellow flakes. Nutritional yeast is rich in:
• protein
• natural B-vitamins
• dietary fiber
• 15 minerals
• 18 amino acids


Favored by vegetarians and the health conscious, nutritional yeast provides as much protein as meat and is a good source of vitamin B-12. Nutritional yeast is a non-genetically modified (non-GMO), gluten-free, low in fat, low sodium, kosher, no added sugars, preservatives or added flavors food supplement. Nutritional yeast is an inactive yeast, different than brewers yeast, which is a byproduct of breweries and distilleries and bread-making yeast and which is kept active and similar in appearance to nutritional yeast. Nutritional yeast has a delicious nutty, cheesy, creamy flavor and can be added to your favorite meals to enhance flavor and nutrition.
Health Benefits

• B-complex vitamins reduces stress
• aids in cell metabolism
• supports good metabolic rates
• protects against some forms of cancer
• keeps skin shiny and glowing

How to Use Nutritional Yeast

• Add to savory foods
• Use as a condiment by sprinkling on top of your favorite cooked dishes
• Stir into soups, sauces, stews, dips and gravies to create a creamy flavor
• Sprinkle on popcorn with olive oil for a cheesy, yummy flavor
• Sprinkle on top of salads to enhance flavor and nutrition
• Bake with nutritional yeast by adding one 1Tbsp- 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast to your baked savories
• Add to stir fry dishes
• Add to pasta dishes
• Sprinkle on buttered toast for a cheesy flavor
• Sprinkle on baked potatoes with olive oil
• Add to your cat or dog’s food to help eliminate fleas, promote a healthy coat and good nutrition

Where to Find Nutritional Yeast

You can find nutritional yeast at most health food stores, your local Co-op in the bulk food sections and can also be purchased online.

Janna Chin, M.A. is a holistic coach helping smart women get out of overwhelm, achieve balance, and get to the next level. You can get out of overwhelm, find balance, and finally feel good enough!


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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Meditation Techniques For Time Pressed Executives

by Molyazzi

Meditation, quite rightly, has an image of relaxation, peace and quiet, and many may interpret this as meaning meditation can only be for those who have time to laze around half the day. For this reason, those people, such as business executives, who live a pressured life with little or no time to spare, may assume that meditation can never have a place in their lives. That is a shame, as meditation techniques can be quite flexible and quite easy to fit in to a busy day.

The benefits of meditation can be so great to somebody under pressure, that even a few minutes occasionally may bring a noticeable benefit. For a busy executive to have reached their position in life, they are likely to be determined and intelligent individuals. This can often mean that, should they perceive a benefit in an activity, then they will continue or extend that activity. It is therefore possible that an executive trying out even a brief period of meditation may soon adopt some meditation technique or other on a regular basis.

What type of meditation techniques may fit in with an executive lifestyle? Important features of meditation are being able to breathe well and consciously, relax and clear the mind, and then focus the mind. An executive with perpetual meetings and a full diary, with pressures to perform and maximise profits, may think such things cannot be fitted into their busy lives.

It is true to say that the most powerful and beneficial meditation sessions are prolonged. However, that does not mean short periods of meditation are a waste of time; far from it. An executive is probably geared up to packing as much into their day as possible and, although it may be difficult to clear a hyperactive mind, they may well learn to pack in short meditation sessions also. In so doing, they may well find that those sessions give them a boost that is far greater and more beneficial than caffeine.

So, what techniques can an executive use during their busy day? Here are a few ideas:

1. If using public transport to get to and from work, and you are able to sit down, it can be a good time to close your eyes, concentrate on correct breathing, and try to shut out the surrounding sounds. Commuting can be a very stressful experience every day of the week, so a snatched meditation session, even in far from ideal conditions, may minimize those negative effects, or even turn them on their head. In fact, it can be good practice to try to meditate in difficult conditions, as that makes ideal conditions even more beneficial later on.

The secret to these train or bus sessions is not to fall asleep, and to concentrate extra hard on maintaining the focus.

2. Do you go to a gym or health spa? Whether at lunch time or in the evening, this can be a good time to tag on a short meditation session. If you have finished your work out, you need some time to shower and relax your body a bit. Following that with a 10 minute or more period of meditation could work wonders. Most gyms or health spas will have a room you can use for a short spell of peace, so it is worth asking. A vacant massage room would serve the purpose.

3. Control your diary, and schedule in a mid morning and mid afternoon "tea or coffee" break. Only instead of tea and coffee, drink water, sit comfortably, focus on your breathing and then when totally relaxed, have a short session of meditation, focusing on something calming and not related to work. Even 10 minutes can provide a power inducing respite from the day's work, and the chances are you will not lose time, but rather gain time, as you will work more effectively.

Snatched meditation sessions spread through the day may not be the stuff of traditional meditation, but they are certainly better than none at all. Hopefully, the rejuvenated executive will perceive enough benefits to set aside time in the evenings and weekends to learn full meditation, and then be able to return to work at the top of is game every weekday morning.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Ten Wellbeing and Beauty Benefits of Sauna

Below is a rundown on the many health and beauty benefits that could be gained by a session in a sauna...

1) Toxin Cleansing
There are a lot more toxins within our environment and our food than any other time, and it seems our bodies are in danger of turning into toxic waste dumps! Saunas may help in this matter because of the fact that the average person sweats approximately half a litre of body fluid during an average sauna session, and sweating is one of the bods primary natural method of cleansing itself of toxins.

2) Better Blood Circulation
The heat within a sauna causes the blood vessels to expand and can therefore aid better blood circulation, however it should be noted that blood pressure effects are unpredictable, and can rise in some people and fall in others.

3) Glowing Skin
Another side effect of better blood circulation is a glowing complexion, because most of the extra blood flow produced by the sauna conditions goes to the surface of the body (your skin). Similarly, the act of cleansing which occurs when perspiring will result in your complexion looking soft and radiant. Also, these safe and healthy sauna skin benefits have none of the nasty harmful effects connected to the common and dangerous practice of sunbathing (which can lead to sun damage and premature aging).

4) Improved Sinus and Breathing
It is recognised that steam assists to relieve congestion, so naturally the steam within a traditional sauna is purported to alleviate sinus and breathing problems. Sauna could also provide relief to patients with asthma and chronic bronchitis. It should be added that whilst these benefits hold true for a lot of users, some traditional sauna users do experience difficulty breathing if for example the air is dry (the heat conditions in a sauna can vary from dry air to a more steamy environment), and such individuals could be better served by Far Infrared saunas, where the issue is reported to be non-existant.

5) Losing weight
A regular sauna session could bring about a rise in the heart pulse rate of 30% or higher. This then greatly improves metabolism (fat burning process). A half-hour sauna session burns approximately 600 calories.

6) Improved Fitness
The work you heart does within a sauna (increasing in heart pulse rate) could in fact improve your overall cardiovascular fitness. Basically, after a while, your heart becomes conditioned to the hot sauna conditions, effectively improving it's capability to handle stress. An illustration of this improved heart conditioning will be any time you exercised the heart rate is going to be lower than it was when doing identical exercises previously.

7) Arthritis Relief
The effect of the heat penetrating through the body, relaxing joints, tendons and ligaments and dilating the blood vessels offers temporary relief from the pains of arthritis.

8) Relaxes Tired Stiff Muscles
Again, when the heat inside a sauna penetrates your body, the muscles are relaxed.

9) Sleep Better
Taking a sauna in the evening facilitates going to sleep, in addition to a deeper sleep.

10) Anti-aging Therapy
Older people generally exercise less when compared with there younger counterparts, hence they sweat less often, and this reduces the already mentioned flushing of toxins usually achieved through sweating. Sauna gives older people a simple path to achieving a healthy sweat, and thereby an excellent anti-aging therapy. Similarly, sauna is a popular option for young people who are incapable of exercising, and consequently achieving a good sweat, due to physical disabilities.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Guided Meditation - Path to Physical And Mental Well-being


by Dr. Robert Puff

If stress and anxiety are taking over your life, you should get help of guided meditation as your stress management resource. Learn how to meditate and free your mind of worries in order to lead a healthy and peaceful life.

The high-speed lifestyle that all of us lead today doesn't leave us much of choice other than juggling a number of tasks. Some of your time is spent enlisting the jobs that are needed to be done, some carrying out the jobs and the rest in worrying about the ones that you weren't able to finish. All this leaves you stressed out. Meditation is a great way to shift your focus from anxiety to peace. It is a complementary medicine that cures all three, mind, body and soul of a person. Meditation can help you release stress and lead a happy and peaceful life.s

By providing a state of relaxation, it helps you remove the troubled thoughts that cloud your mind and cause stress. Moreover, it helps you focus your attention resulting in improved physical and metal well-being. Studies have found that meditation is beneficial in treating various health conditions that are worsened by stress. Some of them are high blood pressure, chronic pain, fatigue, sleeping habits, depression and others. Furthermore, it also helps you control your anger and anxiety.

When you meditate, all your tensions seem to go away. Releasing stress isn't just limited to the meditation session, it gradually eliminates the stress from your life given that you practice it on a regular basis. The true profoundness of meditation lies in the stability that you develop overtime. It helps you lead a life that remains unperturbed by anxiety and stress. Though difficulties will still come along at times, you will be able to handle them with much ease and won't be troubled by negative thoughts.
The technique of meditation requires much practicing and can be mastered overtime. For learning to meditate, however, you need the guidance of an expert. Searching online is the easiest way to find an experienced meditation practitioner. There are some experts who provide online podcast about meditation. From teaching you the basics as well as the latest findings on meditations, helping you achieve a relaxed state of mind to guided meditations for listening while you meditate, they share expert tips and help you find what works best for you to release tension.

Listening to a podcast is so much a better option for learning to meditate than reading about it. During a meditation podcast, you are guided by the soothing voice of a meditation expert to help you relax. Since your mind needs reason to be calm and peaceful, it should be preferred if someone guides you, taking your mind off the worries and helping you find inspiration to feel fresh and relaxed. You need someone who holds years of experience in meditation to free you of your stress.

Besides the online meditation podcast, several clinics also hold meditation sessions where you can join meditation gurus as well as others coping with stress. Find one such clinic in your city and take an action against the stress that continues to rise. Don't wait until you have a breakdown! Contact a clinical psychologist who specializes in meditation to help you control your stress before your body goes into a tailspin.


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