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Improving your diet

First thin in the morning begins with a nutritional breakfast. Most people choose to skip breakfast or grab something on the go, such as a baguette or a croissant with a cup of coffee eating on the go rushing about. This is a consumption of carbohydrates, which is simply fat & sugar. The scientists’ revealed very interesting connection between breakfast and how it can effects people’s health.  If we skip our breakfast the body is deprived all the essential nutrients our cells need after working hard all night whilst we sleeping our bodies generate new cells. If we don’t give these essential nutrients the cells are not formed properly. However if we have breakfast with simple carbohydrates & sugar it turns to fat, it’s called visceral fat. It blocks, our blood vessels, doesn’t allow the oxygen to get through to the vital organs. Right now the biggest problem is the cardio vascular disease, it kills 30% of people around the globe. More often we hear about these illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes, dystonia, strokes, heart attacks. All of these diseases because of the incorrect breakfast.

Now you understand why breakfast is a necessity. Our cells need nutrients, our cells, need water, our cells, need energy, our cells need vitamins, minerals (minimum) for me to do well. An ideal breakfast must consists of everything described and more to function well. If you interested in preventing illnesses you must take care of yourself. Visit Dr Stanley Bass web page, you can find all the answers you are looking for. Changing your nutrition changes everything so you are expected to get some symptoms. Dr Bass explains many of his experiments, including all kinds of diets, testing, revealing factual information in the simplest language. It inspired me on many levels therefore I would recommend others to read he’s work noting high carbohydrate problems, how much protein, cancer and Warburg effect & much more information. Reading this information enabled me to gain knowledge making informed decisions about my directions.

The article is about what symptoms to expect when you improve your diet. It is particularly of interest because it details remarkable changes quoting, “remarkable things begin to happen to the body as well as the mind. The amazing intelligence present in every cell of the body and the wisdom of the body in its operation, immediately becomes manifest. 
The rule may be stated thusly: When the quality of the food coming into the body is of higher quality than the tissues which the body is made of, the body begins to discard the lower grade materials and tissues to make room for the superior materials which it uses to make new and healthier tissue.”

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Dr Bass Stanley

Important Advice On How To Prevent Catching Swine Flu

The threat of a pandemic is sweeping the world, through a new strain of swine flu. Many deaths have been recorded in Mexico. Several other countries also have suspect cases reported, from as far apart as France, Hong Kong, Canada, Israel and New Zealand.

Caused by type A influenza Swine flu, is a respiratory disease. Studies have shown that the swine flu H1N1 is common throughout pig populations worldwide, with 25% of all animals displaying antibody evidence of having the disease.

Swine flu viruses do not usually affect human beings. However, the current swine flu has a deadly mixture of a gene segment from bird flu, a segment from human flu, plus two genes from pig flu. Pigs are known to be the world’s best ‘mixing bowls’. This totally unknown virus is causing extreme concern, as humans have no immunity to thedisease.

Swine flu can’t be contacted through eating pork products, however human-to-human infections are happening, without the victims having any contact with infected animals.

Here are simple precautions you need to use to provide self-protection against the threatened pandemic:

  • Make sure you cover your nose and mouth if you sneeze or cough. Ensure you get rid of the tissue in the rubbish can after you use it. Keep a mask handy in case anyone sneezes or coughs around you.

Just one sneeze thrusts 100,000 droplets into the air at around 90 mph, landing on everything around you. British researchers have found that in a subway train during rush hour, as many as 10% of all commuters can come in contact with the spray and residue from just one sneeze. 150 commuters may become ill from one uncovered sneeze, or cough. The rush of air from a cough travels at speeds of nearly 600 mph.

  • Always wash your hands frequently, for up to 20 seconds, with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Always wash your hands thoroughly prior to eating and whenever possible do not eat with your hands.

It is estimated over 80% of all infections are spread by hands. If you are not able to wash your hands, resort to using hand-sanitizers with 60% alcohol content. These are available in handy pocket size containers.

  • Attempt to avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth and definitely avoid kissing on the cheeks.

Germs are passed more quickly that way than any other method of transmission.

  • Try to stay away from sick people. Isolation and keeping your distance are your most efficient protective measures.
  • If you get sick, stay home from work or school and limit contact with other people, to keep them from becoming infected.
  • Keep aware and recognize any abnormal symptoms. If you are in doubt, go and seek professional advice.
  • Make sure you eat well, be careful of your sleep habits and take regular exercise. Increase your daily dose of vitamin C and practice good hygiene.

Swine flu can be treated. Though it is resistant to two of the four drugs approved for treating flu, two new arrivals, Tamiflu and Relenza have proven to be successful.

Mexico houses hundreds of industrial-scale hog facilities, known as ‘confined animal feeding operations’, where pigs are packed tightly in rows. Thousands of pigs are confined to indoor pens and grain-fed for market. Breeding sows are held in small metal crates where they spend the major part of their lives pregnant, or feeding a new litter of piglets. Up until now, Mexican hog workers, infected with swine flu, have rarely been the cause of infecting other humans, except for close family members.

Good Sleep for Good Health

Most of us have busy, hectic lives.  There is always a new task to be added to the schedule until eventually something has to give and for many of us that something is our sleep.  We look at sleep time as cutting into our productivity and think “it’s more important to get this done than it is to sleep”.  But that attitude will ultimately catch up to us.  Good sleep is necessary for good mental and physical health and if we neglect it, we will pay the price.

The stages of sleep

There are 5 different stages of sleep and we need to move through all of them each night if we want to feel our best.  We start our sleep in stage 1 and progress to stage 5 and then go back and forth between 2 and 5 repeatedly during the night.  Stages 4 and 5 are the deepest levels of sleep called REM or Rapid Eye Movement sleep.  It is during this stage that we dream the most and important processes in the body take place.

Chronic lack of sleep can have adverse effects on our mental and physical health in several ways.  It can cause us to gain weight, make us prone to insulin resistance and it can speed up the aging process.

Weight gain

Important activities take place in the body during sleep which contribute to health and healing.  During REM sleep injured tissues are repaired by the production of growth hormones.  These hormones stimulate the production of protein in the muscle as well as the breakdown of fat.  This helps to control the allocation of fat to muscle in the body.  Constantly missing out on the deepest levels of sleep can lower the amount of growth hormones thereby causing the accumulation of more fat.  Lack of sleep can also lead to a lower level of leptin which is a blood protein that helps to regulate appetite.

Insulin resistance

Chronic lack of sleep can also affect how the body uses carbohydrates and glucose.  In individuals who are chronically low on sleep, blood sugar levels rise to a higher level and return to the normal state more slowly.  Their bodies also secrete a smaller amount of insulin.  Studies have shown that individuals who experience a chronic sleep deficit will usually develop insulin resistance.

Sleep and aging

Not getting enough sleep can also contribute to premature aging.  Lack of sleep causes the brain to produce less than the normal amount of hormones, which is a condition found the in the elderly.  Getting enough sleep can help to turn back the clock.

Quantity vs. quality

When it comes to sleep quality is as important as quantity.  You need to have sufficient time in each of the stages of sleep, to feel your best the next day.  Not getting enough sleep can lead to irritability, lack of clear thinking and lethargy the next day.  It can also lead to a weakening of the immune system and make you more susceptible to sickness.

Different people require different amounts of sleep.  Usually adults need around eight hours per night while children require approximately 10 hours and infants around 16 hours per night.

If you skimp on sleep you seriously risk both your physical and mental health.  If something must be cut back in your schedule, make sure it’s not sleep.  You will look and feel better for it!

Skin Diseases: Basic Principles of General Therapy


The medical treatment of patients with the diseases of skin have nowadays a great variety of methods to use. And in this article we wee the main aspects of general therapy, applied for the medical treatment of patients with the diseases of skin.
So, during the medical treatment of skin illnesses it is possible to select the following methods:

1. Influence (effect) on the nervous system
So, for example, for the therapy of the patients with dermatitis (eczema, neyrodermit, red flat lichen and so on.), the successful use has the treatment by the hypnotic sleep and also by electro-sleep in combination with hypnosis. Day after day the method of hypnosis became more and more popular. And many people has felt the result because of that method.

In the medical cure of many dermatitises it is very important the usage of psychotherapy (suggestive psychotherapy by word), which is used in the complex medical treatment of skin of the most patients. This mean, that when a person (patient) believe that he (she) is in good health – then he (she) really became healthy. Interesting, is it?

2. Use of medical preparations
Nowadays there is a great variety of medical preparations from skin deceases that have different influence on such illnesses. That is why this is a separate theme for discussion and I tell about it later. Now I only may say that every doctor can tell a long history and you may consult your specialist according to your diagnosis.

3. Desensitizing therapy (it’s mean that the allergy effect appears and we have to face with it)
Dermatologists more frequent, than other doctors, meet with the allergic displays (demonstrations) on skin. For this reason different desensitizing tools are used in dermatology for medical cure. Such process has two stages.
1) The first task is to see the allergen (the irritant, which causes and allergy) and to recognize (select) it.
2) And only after that discovering we can apply different methods and measures for removal of allergen or diminution of its influence on patient.
So, by revealing and removal of allergen, the skin of the patient will be beautiful!

4. Therapy by vitamins of the skin illnesses
Sometimes the appearance of some illnesses of skin is conditioned by three factors:
1) the deficit of vitamins (beriberi);
2) the plenty of vitamins (hypovitaminosis);
3) the combination of the two factors talked above

In such cases therapy by vitamins of the skin diseases renders the specific effect on the skin illness and on that disease’ demonstration and development. If the patient has beriberi – it is good to introduce a variety of day ration in order to improve the entrance of vitamins into organism. In other cases the patient have to take vitamins in tabs. If the patient has hypovitaminosis – so the answer is the same – change the day ration in order to organize incoming vitamins.

5. Hormonal therapy
The essence of hormonal therapy – is the usage (introduction) of hormones, which influence on the course of the illness. Every day this therapy becomes more and more popular.

6. Therapy by antibiotics
Hundreds of antibiotics have been discovered. And now they are used in practice. Every day a group of antibiotics for the medical treatment of skin illnesses becomes more wider and more popular. And only after consultations with the specialist you have to take any antibiotic.

7. Chemotherapy
This group sometimes has the negative impact on other systems of human organism. And because of that, also because of the popularity of the therapy by antibiotics, the chemotherapy becomes less popular day after day.

So those were the main methods of therapy of the skin diseases: 1) influence (effect) on the nervous system; 2) usage of medical preparations; 3) desensitizing therapy; 4) therapy by vitamins; 5) hormonal therapy; 6) therapy by antibiotics and 7) chemotherapy.

Treating Insomnia With Music Therapy

What is insomnia?  Insomnia is a condition where people have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or having a restful night sleep.  Often times people who suffer from insomnia will turn to sleeping pills to get relief.  Sleeping pills is a bad idea, because it will just create more problems.

What is the problem with sleeping pills?  Pills are a bad idea because most sleeping pills are addictive, and basically are just a mask to what the real problem is.  It also causes problems when you interact with other medications or alcohol, which can be very serious or even deadly.  People who are prescribed  medication are usually supposed to be on them for a few days to a few weeks only, but because they can be addictive  people tend to take them longer.  Pills can also cause high blood pressure, dizziness, nausea, confusion.  It also can cause bizarre behavior such as sleep walking, sleep binge eating and sleep driving, in which the person will not remember.

Why it is so important to get a good night sleep?  Sleep is necessary to maintain good physical and mental health.  Sleep helps you to restore your body and mind, to help with memory and learning, also to help you be in a better mood.  When you are sleep deprived, your body is more prone to infections, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.  Also when you are sleep deprived it can effect your job performance, such as forgetfulness or making mistakes, which can cause you to lose your job.  So it is very important to get a good 7-8 hours of sleep if you are an adult, and more than 8 hours if you are younger.

How do you treat insomnia with music therapy?  Insomnia is usually caused by your attitude or behavior, if you can change your attitude or behavior this may change your sleep disorder.  Your mind plays a big part of all this.  That is how music therapy can help.  Music therapy uses binaural beats to stimulate your brain to a high level of relaxation, like a meditated state, to help you fall asleep and stay asleep.  Binaural beats is music set to certain frequencies to stimulate a certain part of your brain that allows  you to get some sleep.  When listening to music therapy, use headphones to get the best results.  The music is soft relaxing music, that has sounds of nature like waterfalls, birds, the ocean ect.  When buying music therapy cd’s or tapes make sure that it contains binaural beats, because they sell fake ones, that claim to do the same, but do not compare, so be aware.  If you have any questions on music therapy or binaural beats see link bellow.

Tattoo Removal Company

There are many tattoo removal companies in existence right now, and so when you decide that it’s time to move on without your “ink,” you’ll be faced with a tough choice. Unfortunately, because tattoo removal service has become very popular along with the popularity of tattooing in general, there have been many places that have simply added removal services to their menu. These kinds of companies aren’t able to focus on your removal needs. Tataway in New York, Boston, and recently, in Allentown specialize in removal, and it is all that they do.

For almost everyone, the cost of a removal will naturally be a consideration. By sending Tataway a photo of your tattoo along with answers to some pertinent questions about your skin type and age, they can send you an estimate of what the cost of your treatment will be. To access this system, you can go to http://tataway.com/request-quote/.

 

 

 

 

 

5 Amazing Benefits of Binaural Beats

There are many benefits of using binaural audio.  Listening to binaural beats can bring many positive improvements in your life.

Some of the major benefits of using binaural beats that many people experience from using binaural beats on a regular basis include:

1. Increased Mental Focus – Binaural beats can help you to concentrate on any work you need to get done.

You become more productive and you will find yourself getting more of your daily goals accomplished.

2. Increased Memory – Binaural audio can move your brain to the mental state that is necessary for retaining information.

3. Better Mental Clarity – Some people notice that after using binaural beats while studying they are better able to recall the information that they have read and can remember details more clearly.

4. Greater Alertness – Using binaural beats such as those found on this binaural beat system can help wake up your brain if you need a natural burst of energy during the day.

5. Creativity Boost – This website has a CD that is great for helping you to boost your creativity.

This CD is great for listening to if you have a team project that you need to work on or if you want to unleash your artistic abilities.

These amazing benefits of binaural beats are seriously underrated and many people have no idea how listening to some simple audio tracks can really help you to improve your life.

Brainwaves, Binaural Beats And Your Health

Did you know you can improve your health without drugs by putting on a set of headphones? Would you believe that putting on those headphones and listening to certain sounds could also improve your mental health such as eliminating anger and stress?

It sounds amazing and it is. How does it work? You listen to tones which produce binaural beats in your brain which alters your brainwaves and thereby producing amazing results. Even though its amazing and easy and has many beneficial results, binaural beats is not magic and it does take a few sessions before you will see results. Plus, you can not just listen to the sounds, you have to be relaxed for it to work.

Binaural beats is a brain response when presented with two slightly different tonal changes in a stereo situation. When a person is presented with the two different tones – the brain produces a response (binaural beat) that produces an altered state in brainwaves and therefore a hypnotic trance or super learning type environment.

The brainwaves entrain to or move towards the beat frequency. For example, if a 315 Hz wave is played into the right ear and a 325 Hz one into the left ear, the brain is supposed to be entrained towards the beat frequency. In this case it would be 10 Hz which in in the alpha range. Since alpha brain waves are associated with relaxation, this would have a relaxing effect.

If external stimulus is applied to the brain, it becomes possible to alter the brain waves from one stage to another. For example, if a person is in beta stage meaning they are highly alert and a stimulus of 10Hz is applied to their brain for some time, the brain frequency is likely to change towards the applied stimulus of 10Hz. The effect will be calming and beneficial to the person.

This has been used in treatment of depression, low self-esteem, attention deficit disorder, drug and alcohol addiction and autism, to name a few.
Protoscientists believe that binaural beats may influence the brain in more subtle ways through the entrainment of brainwaves and can be used to produce relaxation and other health benefits.

With the knowledge of changing your brain waves, you can greatly improve your physical and mental well being.

Here are scientically proven benefits of the delta brainwaves:

1. Speeding up regeneration of new cells
2. White blood cells multiply greatly killing invading germs and bacteria
3. Restore unbalanced sodium and potassium in the body which causes fatigue
4. Keep blood circulation flowing freely in the body meaning a natural immune system

By learning how to alter brain waves, you are releasing the natural healing powers in your body, with no drugs. Your body is naturally protecting you against diseases. Brainwave entrainment has also been found helpful in alleviating headaches and migraines.

If you suffer from fatigue or can not seem to get enough energy, you will appreicate how full of energy you are and how young you feel.

As for mental health, these methods, similar to meditation will relieve stress, depression, anger, and anxiety. Say good bye to feelings of stress worrying about your family and anger because someone has wronged you and hello to a calm, healthy, relaxing, peaceful, happy mood and state of mind.

Get a Skin Doctor in Your Locality to Treat Skin Diseases

A dermatologist can have a private practice or work in hospitals. He provides training for medical practitioners, teaches at universities, and runs clinical trials in a research lab. He can even lead campaigns for a community or offer his services to a spa. It is important for a skin doctor to have an understanding of various sciences like biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, endocrinology, and physiology.

There are many procedures performed by the dermatologist for treating any skin condition. Here is a list of such procedures

  • Biopsies– This process is carried out to determine certain skin conditions. There are three types namely Shave Biopsy, Punch Biopsy, and Excision Biopsy. Shave Biopsy removes small sections of the top layer of skin. Punch Biopsy removes small sections of the deeper layer of skin. Excision Biopsy removes the affected skin.
  • Chemical peels– A solution is applied to the skin, so that a layer of the skin peels off, leaving a layer of the smoother skin. This procedure is used to some types of acne, age spots, lines under the eye, and sun damaged skin.
  • Cryotherapy– This procedure is used for warts. The skin lesions are frozen using liquid nitrogen, so that the affected skin cells are destroyed.
  • Cosmetic Injection– It is used to temporarily treat scars, wrinkles, and remove signs of aging.
  • Dermabrasion– In this process, the doctor uses a rotating brush to remove wrinkles, tattoos, or scars on the skin.
  • Skin grafts and flaps– The dermatologist repairs parts of the body, where the skin is missing due to an injury or surgery, by using the skin from other parts of the body. This skin is grafted by using a tissue without its blood supply. A flap can also be created from the skin tissue near the affected skin.
  • Excision of lesions– A skin is excised to prevent the disease from spreading or to prevent infection.
  •  Laser Surgery– The skin specialist uses light beams to remove tumors, moles, warts, scars, and unwanted hairs.
  • Tumescent Liposuction– Liposuction involves removing excess fat from the body.

How to Prevent H1N1 Infection – Naturally Treat & Prevent H1N1

First things first, don’t panic, the media is creating a great deal of fear surrounding the H1N1 much more than it honestly deserves. Today I’ll discuss how to prevent H1N1 infection and survive a pandemic should it continue spreading.

My #1 suggestion is that if this thing becomes wide-spread don’t rely upon a vaccine to cure it, in many cases it has been found that vaccines will actually cause the very health problem they’re meant to protect you from! This isn’t including the damage they can do to your DNA and the mercury that is often present as a preservative. Vaccines are quite often the very cause of viral mutations which lead to deadly virus strains. Is that something you really want in your body? I’ll take my chances without one thank you.

An Important Fact: It’s estimated that every year 250,000-500,000 people die every year from the flu! It’s true, so keep this in perspective. What seems more than likely is that the extra attention swine flu is getting is simply bringing attention to what just about any form of flu can do.

What to do to Naturally Treat & Prevent H1N1 Infection?

Stay Healthy!

#1 – Eat Raw Garlic: Every day, chew on 2-5 cloves of raw garlic. This can be done quite easily when you chew the garlic with water in your mouth and swallow. This significantly boosts your immune system and protects your body from various pathogens such as the flu.

#2 – Vitamin C: Every day consume 6-12 grams of vitamin C, that’s 6,000mg-12,000mg of vitamin C. This significantly boosts your immune system and protects your body from viruses. Should you contract a virus you can mega dose 30-50 grams of vitamin C per day for a few days to significantly boost your immune system and rapidly destroy the virus before it has time to spread.

#3 – Juicing: What do I mean? I mean go out buy a juicer and start juicing fresh organic vegetables and fruits every day. This helps your body get all the nutrients it needs to optimize its functioning and strengthen the immune system significantly. Did you ever wonder why some people just don’t get sick, very often their bodies have good levels of all the necessary vitamins and minerals. When your body has everything it needs it will protect you more than anything else from pathogens.

#4 – Elderberry Powder: This is potentially the best herb to have in battling the H1N1 as it contains compounds which prevent viruses from attaching to cells in the body. Effectively neutralizing a flu infection. Stock up on the powder now, its cheap & could literally be a lifesaver if the H1N1 ever becomes a serious problem.

In the meantime to prevent getting sick you can start eliminating the factors from your body that suppress immune function. This includes eliminating parasites, remove processed food from the diet and best of all start a candida elimination protocol. This will help permanently strengthen your body against infections and boost your overall health.

Top Ways To Get Healthy Defeating Sleep Apnoea

The risks in tackling a disease are understandable but having a positive attitude is very important. If you have such an attitude and approach towards these disease defeating processes then it is going to be really amazing and super awesome. It is all you need more than the medicine and treatments. Anyways, it won’t work alone, you need to find the best snoring sleep apnoea treatment in town get access to the right treatments in time. There is no specific time from which you need to take the treatment but be sure not to be late. In case f you are getting late by any means, this is going to be tricky. Keep track of TMJ pain you might come across to ensure that you know what is going to come up.

Just making a preliminary research should take you to the best service in the town. You can ensure that the snoring sleep apnoea treatment you are taking is effective in many ways. First of all talk to the professional who is assisting you in these processes and understand the timeline or cure. In case if you are expecting quick results or whatever you are expecting, just let the professionals know it.

It will be such a release for you to understand such things as there is no other way to get an account to every issue you are facing. Check out the possibilities and find things that are really awesome. Having a good knowledge about the procedures and other side effects if any will also work fine. Think about such things first. Everything shall not work properly too, there are always chances of making a mistake and you need to be really lucky to ensure that things won’t make you disappointed right away. Be ready to face any challenge that come in your way. Take the right chances and see whether those possibilities are really exceptional.

Your chances in getting these diseases defeated will really depend on your will power and determination. It takes a lot of courage to defeat a disease right away. You have to be strong at the same time ready to handle any tough situation that will come in your direction. It is all about getting the best tricks in place. A good research, confidence and trust in the medical professional who is treating you and a positive attitude will ensure that you are in the right direction to recovery.

The Power of Information Diet

In every way I can not clearly explain the power it has to go on an information diet, the effect it has and the incredible benefits it has. We are all, at least the majority of us who use the internet on a daily basis, addicted to information in whatever form it may be. We are all addicted to know more, even though it is just to see what our friends and foes are publishing on their Facebook wall. We are all addicted to this incredible tool we have, the internet. We all have our social media, news sites, email and all other distractions. We have all, at least most of us become slaves to this information overload.

I can imagine that we are all very curious about all the things that are going on around us and it has become a trend to be the first one with the latest news and many of us want to be able to share the things we are doing in our day to day lives. Many of us are marketing and branding ourselves and using social media and the internet to do it.

But in the hassle and dassle of it all we may loose our grip of it all, the true meaning of it and what it is we really want and what it is we are trying to accomplish. We all have our lives to live, we all have our duties to fulfill and we all have our special mission in life but we may tend to forget it all in this informational overload. When our online presence has become second nature, when we spend almost more time online than offline, we may face some issues. We tend to become like mindless zombies who have no idea what a real life is or what our own goals are. Sometimes we just need to turn it off and go out for a walk, get some fresh air and reevaluate what kind of life we want to live.

I have been like a mindless zombie myself, addicted to the internet, social media and Facebook in so many ways. I used to love it in every way and I felt it was such a big part of my life but I also often felt the desire to turn it all off. But it is not always as easy as that because when we are addicted to something then we can not just stop like that. I have often talked about an information diet, I have often written about it and I have gone on an information diet for short burst of time but I never really been on a real one before now.

Since I moved to Spain I have had some interesting problems that I am very grateful for today because I was forced to go on a real diet when it comes to the internet and information. I have hardly had any internet connection here at all for the almost two months I have been here, just a little wi-fi here and there. It was really hard in the beginning, I almost felt like my life was over, I started sweating, my heart started beating and I felt I needed a fix, I felt I needed the internet and getting on social media, NOW. Little by little I started to relax and started to accept my fate of not being online.

But what to do, what to do? What should I do with my time, my precious time that I could have used to be online, market my business, communicate with people online, share quotes on my wall? What should I do now that I can not spend my time and life on the internet?

Let me tell you what I did, I will try to give you the short version of it. Let me start by saying that I feel a whole lot better, I feel more relaxed, my mind is at peace and I am TRANQUIL. My business concept has grown from being a good idea to becoming enormous. It has grown from being an infant to becoming an adult, the foundation to the idea has become an empire. Because my mind became focused and I had more time to concentrate I have written a book that will be published soon. I have started writing my next book. The concept of who I am, who I want to be, what kind of life and lifestyle I want to live has grown exponentially. My goals for the future have become so clear that I feel that I am already there. My life has changed almost 360 and it is all because of an information diet, because I was not able to get my daily fix of the online drug. I am proud to say that I am a recovered addict and my life will never be the same.

That, my friends, is the short, short version. I did not suffer any injuries over this period but I actually gained something amazing during this time. I was able to reconnect with myself, my own true self. I feel like a new man, a real man for overcoming this trial in my life. But if we leave all humor aside then I am not kidding. Like with all kinds of diet, real and healthy diet, it is all about cleaning, cleansing our body and mind.

Our mind is so often full of information and often contradicting truths that we get lost in the wilderness. We often lose grasp of reality and forget to live our lives. We forget that there is a life beyond the computer and the internet. We often forget to utilize our amazing talents and ignore all that lies within our mind. We can create an extraordinary life, we can create wonderful experiences while going outside and meeting real live people. We can develop our expertise by reading a book, we can write a book, we can make music, we can make videos and movies, we can play sports, we can play cards, we can sing and we can create all that our imagination can think of.

When we go on an information diet, accidentally or not, if we use the diet we are on with a purpose to reconnect with our true self, use it to personally develop ourselves. If we use it to clean our mind and system, use it to clean out the old software we have running in our mind and replace it with a better, more powerful, more positive and a more lucrative software, than we can create a completely new life for ourselves. We are so often just living our lives by old habits that we are unaware of. Our mind is so often full of all kinds of stuff, contradicting information and we can not put the puzzle pieces together then we need to clear it out, empty our mind to find the truth, find ourselves.

After my information diet, even though it was not by choice, my mind has started working like never before. My life and my goals are so clear, more clearer than I could ever have imagined. I have read more books on personal development than ever before. The creative part of me has blossomed and I am writing more than I have ever done before. My mind is clearer than ever before, I am more self confident than ever before and I am happier than I have ever been before.

So if you are wondering if I am an advocate for information diet that I can proudly say with 100% certainty that I am, in every way.

For those of you who are reading these lines and want to try it, I wish you all the best and I promise you that you will not regret it and that your life will never be the same.

Binaural Brainwave Entrainment for Dummies

Brainwaves

Brainwaves are the fingerprints of the state of the mind. When we are at rest or relaxed, the brainwaves in the alpha region of 8-14 Hz are dominant. As we go into high thinking mode, the frequencies increase and the brain will be dominated by beta waves, 14-30 Hz. On the other hand, lower frequency brainwaves reflect lower levels of brain activity; for example, the state of drowsiness is represented by theta wave, 4-7 Hz, and the deep sleep by delta waves, 1 – 4 Hz. These waves can be easily recorded by electroencephalography (EEG) over the scalp.

Brainwave Entrainment

 Brainwaves have a tendency to resonate with external stimuli such as sounds (or lights) of certain frequencies. This phenomenon is known as frequency following response or entrainment. This fascinating concept has been gainfully used to take the brain to any desired state such as states of deep relaxation, sleep, meditation, etc by sending in the desired frequencies.

For instance, if a person is in the mentally active beta state and if a stimulus of 10 Hz is applied, the dominant brainwave frequency slowly shifts to 10 Hz, and we say that the brain is entrained. After entrainment, changing the applied frequency changes brainwave frequency, and hence the mental state associated with it.

Creation of Binaural Beats

Now the question is how to apply these frequencies? Human ear is not sensitive to frequencies below 20 Hz. So some special technique is required. One popular way is creation of binaural beats. It involves feeding two slightly different sound frequencies through stereo headphones, one to each ear. The difference frequency is perceived in the brain as a warbling sound; these cyclic pulsations are called binaural beats. For example, if you transmit a steady tone of 300 Hz to the left ear and 310 Hz to the right ear, the brain perceives it as a 10 Hz beats.

These beats are possible only within a small range of input frequency differences. If the two frequencies match, the beats disappear and if they differ by more than 30 Hz, they are heard as two different notes. If each frequency is played individually, you will hear them normally, but if played together, you sense the pulsation (binaural beats). So the phenomenon is not acoustic but happens in the brain. For reasons of the physics of sound waves related to human acoustic system, you must use the input frequencies below 1000 Hz.

Binaural Brainwave Audios

You should know that mere passive listening to binaural beats may not work effectively – your ability and willingness to relax and focus attention play important role in determining how effective the binaural beats work on you. Listening to pure binaural beats is not very appealing to most people, so they are often masked by other interesting sounds such as waterfall, flowing ocean waves, flowing river, rain drops, gongs, new age music, etc. In most cases, these sounds completely mask the binaural beats so the listener is totally unaware of them, but the brain, of course, registers them.

Applications of Binaural Beat Audios

The following is highly simplified bits of information on use of different binaural beat frequencies for a few typical applications. The actual recordings may contain multiple frequencies and variations.

Quick Refresher after a busy day: A 15 minute exposure to low alpha, 7– 10 hz, frequencies should work well.

Relaxation: Choose from 5– 10 hz for different levels of relaxation.

Stress Reduction: Any frequencies below 11 hz should relieve stress.

Induce Sleep: Choose from 4– 6 hz for starters, then go below 3.5 hz, and finally settle in the range, 1.5 – 2.5 hz.

Meditation: Choose from 4 – 7 hz. You can either cycle between a few frequencies, or stay at a particular frequency for different results.

Creative Visualization: About 6 hz for sometime and then go up to 10 hz.

Self Hypnosis: Choose from 8 – 10 hz while playing any self-hypnosis tape.

Improved Learning: Choose about 7 – 9 hz while playing any learning tapes (like foreign language tapes, etc.) to increase comprehension. You can also play the audio while studying any written material. Good for students.

Improve ESP / Intuition: The theta range, 4 – 7 hz, helps in this area.

Reaching Higher States of Consciousness: Again the theta range, with daily half hour session.

A Positive Blood Type Diet List of Food

A Positive Blood Type Diet is different with other blood type. Every blood type has its own characteristic whether it is related with the list of its diet food, or personally different characteristic. Believe it or not, A positive blood type should avoid fat. Some researchers have found the relation between fat and other nutrients to A positive blood type body. We need to say many thanks to Dr. D’Adamo who has found this divided diet types based on the blood types. We can start to try it now.

A Positive Blood Type Diet Most from Plant

People believe that A Positive Blood Type have a very sensitive immune system. That is why they cannot eat too much red meat or seafood because it can make their immune system becomes sensitive. They will be very suitable to eat everything from plant, such as green bean, green vegetables and also fruits. A Positive Blood Type Diet really cheap and simple to do. The fruits and vegetables that suit with A positive blood type also should be fresh. Avoid banana, tomatoes, cabbage, eggplant, orange, and potatoes. Based on the research, A positive blood type cannot deal well with these food contained.

A Positive Blood Type Diet Should Avoid Dairy Products and Egg

Do not know exactly what happened, but A positive blood type should avoid dairy products and egg. If you need it, you can replace or substitute it with cheese or soy milk. There is no research found that A positive blood type will have a health problem when they consume cheese and soy milk. So, for A Positive Blood Type Diet, cross eggs from your diet meal list. Remember to choose other substitute to make your diet success.

Other things to avoid is not only what have explained above, you also should avoid vinegar, mayonnaise, and ketchup. Miso is good for you to consume might be twice a week. You also have allow to eat peanut and cereals as your diet meal. Instant food is really not recommended. Based on Dr. D’Adamo research, A Positive Blood Type Diet needs to be vegetarian. It could be steamed vegies or fresh vegies.

A Positive Blood Type Diet Snacks Are Back To Nature

You have to make meal plan before you want to adapt the recipes of your diet. For example is you manage the list of your breakfast, lunch, and dinner? You also need to think about your snacks time and what you will have in your snacks time. Just for your information, A Positive Blood Type Diet should use rice crackers as its snacks time. Very natural habit, isn’t it?

About cooking, A Positive Blood Type Diet cannot put cooking oil in the list. You can change it with olive oil, corn oil, or even cod liver oil. Eating cod lever also good and recommended for you. How do you feel about it? Although you still may have cooked food, it will be better for you to have everything in steamed or stew. Baked and grill cannot touch your body more than four servings a week. belanja baju online

You already know the list of diet you can apply as yours. To get healthy body is not as simple as you think. You have to concern in many ways and many things before decided to get extreme weight loss. All of the procedures are not prohibited you to consume it forever. You still can consume it, but in the very limited amount. A Positive Blood Type Diet which found by Dr. D’Adamo is very helpful for us.

Egg white diet to lose weight- Few Essential Tips

Since protein helps satiety – and your body’s vitality use – it is advantageous for people attempting to shed a few pounds. In any case, not all protein-rich nourishments are great decisions for weight watchers. Picking lean, low-calorie, high in proteins will help you meet you’re day by day protein needs while decreasing your calorie admission for viable weight loss.

Who doesn’t love eggs? Whether mixed, hard-boiled, poached, or omelette, eggs are flexible and tasty. Shockingly better, eggs are a powerhouse of sustenance in a solid eating routine.  Egg white diet to lose weight is often termed as the best weapon. High in protein without the included fat and cholesterol of the yolk, they are an incredible supplement to eating regimen arrangement. When you purchase egg whites for your weight reduction regimen, you are purchasing protein, as well as a food that is full of solid nutrition.

High Time to Replace Egg Whites for Whole Eggs

The clearest step is to reduce the vast majority of the yolks in a supper. It is recommended to replace the eggs with egg whites, only consuming one entire egg in the breakfast. Since egg whites can be purchased easily, still a whole egg white omelette or scramble is likely possible.

Egg White can Easily Replace Other Proteins-

Here you get the opportunity to be more innovative and can easily prepare an Egg white diet to lose weight. Cooked egg white can supplant protein in servings of mixed greens and sandwiches. Six egg whites at supper time coordinate the protein admission of 3 times of chicken with none of the fat and a large portion of the calories. Change it up and introduce a newly hacked herbs or vegetables. In the event that you utilize cheese, a little cheese in egg whites goes far as they convey the flavour well.

Egg White Diet and Workout-

Since egg whites are for the most part protein without a great deal of fat, your body doesn’t require a great deal of energy to really process and procedure them, so that procedure goes inside and lives up to expectations in your entire digestion system. Eating egg whites as your essential source of protein without a great deal of fat or crabs, and your body goes into high vitality modes, utilizing 30 percent of the energy within. This is the reason athletes and body builder will do an egg white load before a workout.

Use of Egg White while Baking

In the event that you are truly genuine about Egg white diet to lose weight, that can be suited, as well. By replacing the eggs and adding egg white while baking food items that includes whole eggs, make the heated food a bit harder or springier. On the off chance if you want some flavour while eating, then consider including one teaspoon of oil for each replaced egg.

Egg whites are a sound alternative in any weight reduction regimen. Purchase egg whites to replace entire eggs at breakfast and for a complete day.

Prevent Flu and Cold with Garlic Extract

The common cold is the most common disease of mankind. And even though it is called “common”, one of the reasons why it is so hard to find a cure for it is that the virus that causes it is actually not so common. There are more than 200 known viruses that can cause a cold. There are also many different, frequently mutating forms of flu. Colds and flu are a “moving target”. A treatment aimed at one type of cold or flu can often be of no use in treating the others.

FLU AND COLD TREATMENTS

Antibiotics are generally ineffective against viral infections like those that cause most colds and flu.

This is where the garlic could come in. Garlic is a broad spectrum antibiotic with powerful antibacterial properties. And garlic is not just an antibiotic. It can produce a number of other compounds with many benefits for our health.

Garlic’s active ingredient, allicin, could be useful in the battle against infection that does not respond to antibiotic drugs, a serious and growing problem.” Dr. Mercola

RESEARCH RESULTS: ALLICIN REDUCES THE RISK OR CATCHING A COLD

A study conducted in the UK found that a daily garlic supplement containing allicin, a purified component of garlic considered to be the major biologically active agent produced by the plant, reduced the risk of catching a cold by more than half.

The study also found that those taking the supplement who did catch a cold were more likely to make a speedier recovery than those not taking the garlic supplement. The chances of re-infection following a cold were also significantly reduced.

WHY TAKE GARLIC SUPPLEMENTS

After reading all this I believe we all appreciate garlic more. The problem is that from all the people I know, even among those who love the taste of garlic, I know nobody who is crazy about the garlic breath. Another thing to be taken into account is the fact that not all garlic in grocery stores has all the properties that make it beneficial for our health. There is a lot of irradiated garlic from China in grocery stores these days and irradiated garlic has no health benefits except when pickled and only water-soluble compounds then. Experts know how to tell when garlic has been irradiated but the average person usually couldn’t tell the difference.

These are a few of the reasons why many people who want to take advantage of the health benefits of garlic prefer to take garlic extract supplements.

ALLIMAX

The one we recommend is AlliMax Allicin Garlic Extract. Allimax contains 100% allicin powder and is certified bioactive. No other garlic supplements contain any allicin. They rely on your body being able to generate allicin once you have swallowed the tablet or capsule. A few garlic powder supplements can generate some allicin but this depends on the prevailing stomach conditions and may take several hours to accomplish conversion to allicin. This can often lead to an unwanted garlic odor, while Allimax is completely odorless.New Allimax Allicin Garlic Extract doesn’t need to wait to be converted since it actually is allicin.

OUR EXPERIENCE WITH ALLIMAX

My colleague is taking an Allimax pill every day and I don’t remember her ever having a cold or flu. I take Allimax when I get around people who have a cold or flu so as not to catch it, and that usually keeps me out of trouble. Or, if I feel a flu or cold coming, I take as much as 8 capsules a day and that knocks the flu or cold out.

Use Common Sense & Eat A Balanced Diet For Weight Loss

If you’d like to lose weight, you’re not alone. Almost everyone feels that they could stand to lose a couple pounds, but for some reason, most people don’t do it! Many people feel that weight loss is intimidating, or aren’t sure how to go about it. If this is you, read on to shed your inhibitions and start shedding pounds!

Fish is a super-food, and dieters everywhere fail to take advantage of its amazing nutritional benefits. Packed full of protein, omega-3, and other healthy components, fish makes you feel full without loading your body full of calories or saturated fat. Any form of shellfish is also an excellent choice, providing the same health benefits.

When it comes to snacking, try to avoid junk food. instead opt for healthier food options like fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. Great choices include celery, tomatoes,dipping sauces made of lowfat yogurt, whole-grain crackers and much more. These will keep you satisfied much longer than any processed foods will until it’s time for your next meal.

You should identify the weight that you should be for your height and age. Your goal should be somewhere in this range so that you can be considered a normal weight for your height. Try searching on the Internet for a calculator that can input your ideal weight for your size.

Having healthy emergency snacks can go a long way to assuring that a diet is accomplished. Keeping plastic bags with nuts, fruits or vegetables with you, can help curb cravings when you don’t have time to cook or stop at a restaurant for a healthy meal. This way, you’ll never be tempted to grab unhealthy snacks for a quick bite.

When losing weight it is important to set reasonable goals. By trying to lose an excessive amount of weight or trying to lose weight in a short amount of time there can be many negative effects. Apart from disappointing themselves they can risk their own health a consequence that is not worth any weight loss.

The diets that work best are the diets that are balanced properly, and that means you need to eat the right amount of calories and perform the right amount of exercise. You should never have to starve yourself or pedal away on the exercise bike until you get dizzy. A moderate diet and an active lifestyle can shed those pounds.

If you want your diet to be as successful as possible, you need to start focusing on only one thing at a time. If your goal is to ultimately lose weight and get in shape, it might be too much too fast to attempt to do both at once. Start with trying to burn the fat with diet and exercise, and then worry about toning those muscles.

As you can see, weight loss isn’t nearly as intimidating as it can seem at first. Weight loss is simple, and as you’ve read, something that you can start right now. Apply the strategies and tips you read in this article now to start becoming a healthier, slimmer, happier you.

About Common Cold and Influenza and the Difference Between These Two Ailments

Both common cold and flu give symptoms from the ear, nose and throat, fever and symptoms from the rest of the body, and the symptoms of both diseases can vary between mild and very bad. By common cold, the symptoms from the windpipe come first and remain as the main symptoms.

By flu fever, pain in the rest of the body, nausea, feeling of weakness and other general symptoms are predominant. Symptoms from the windpipe are usually milder, but can gradually get somewhat worse. The symptoms from the windpipe may sometimes nearly lack.

THE CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS OF COMMON COLD

The common cold is caused by a large variety of viruses, which mutate quite frequently during reproduction, resulting in constantly changing virus strains.

Common cold is generally transmitted when drops coming out when a person sneezes or coughs get airborne and then are inhaled by another person. Transmission by direct contact with a sick person is also frequent. Between one-third and one-half of all people exposed to cold viruses become infected and develop symptoms after 1–2 days.

The symptoms from the windpipe are the strongest by common cold:
– The throat feels sore, and a sore throat is often the starting symptom.
– There will then be increased secretions of mucus form the nose, resulting in running nose and dryer secretions building up in the nose.
– The throat will also secrete more mucus, resulting in a wheezing sound, and possibly building up of dryer secretions also here.
– There will be swelling in the nose and throat.
– Cough and sneezing are important symptoms of common cold. These reactions are stimulated by the building up of secretions and of the swelling in the windpipe.

There may also be mild symptoms from the rest of the body.
– Mild to severe headache is common.
– A mild fever may occur.
– Some persons experience a little neck stiffness and pain in the neck when trying to flex it, but this symptom must not be great. If this symptom is great, it can be a sign of meningitis, a very serious disease.

THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF COMMON COLD

Staying away from people being sick and strict washing habits can prevent the transmission of common cold, but it is difficult to carry through a strict enough regime of this sort in a populated society.

Because of the frequent variations of viruses causing common cold, successful immunization has not been developed.

The immune system of the body usually manages to beat down the infection within some days. By common cold one shall hold an activity level that is felt comfortable. It is not necessary to strictly restrict the daily activities level.

High doses of vitamin C have been proven to help prevent cold and get rid of the cold faster, but the doses that must be used are impractically high if vitamin C is used alone. However, a combination of lower doses of vitamin C with other natural substances may be useful.

Common treatments of cold have the aim of relieving symptoms and of strengthening the immune system so that it can beat the infection better. Pain killers such as aspirin and paracetamol relieve the pain by common cold effectively, and are the most common treatment for this disease. However, both drugs can give adverse reactions if they are used in greater amounts than recommended and even recommended doses can sometimes give dangerous effects.

Aspirin can cause internal bleeding and both aspirin and paracetamol can cause liver damage. For children and teens it is advised to use paracetamol, because the liver damage caused when young people take aspirin can be very severe. The drugs should therefore be used with caution and not in a too long period.

Drugs to loosen mucus, to decrease swelling, to decrease mucus production or to suppress the cough reflex can be effective to relieve symptoms. These drugs are often made to mainly loose mucus or mainly suppress exaggerated cough, but these two effects can be blended in the same drug. These drugs may be liquid, be prepared as nasal spray or as tablets to suck on. To choose the right drug for your child or yourself, you must examine to find out what are the main symptoms: Mucus production, whether the mucus is loose or hard, swelling or exaggerated cough.

Steam inhaling is a traditional treatment long used in many countries. The treatment can help loose the mucus so that the windpipe more easily is cleared by cough. The treatment may also to some extend destroy the virus.

The drug Pleconaril is ment to attack the viruses causing the majority of common colds, picornaviruses. The drug has been developed by ViroPharma Incorporated and Schering. The drug is available in oral form and inter-nasal formulations are being developed, but the efficacy of the drug is not clearly established and the drug is not yet approved for general use.

Interferons are used nasally in Eastern Europe to treat common cold. Interfeons are natural proteins than regulate the function of the immune system.

There exist herbal and mineral supplements on the marked that may strengthen the immune system and thus prevent cold from occurring, ameliorate the cold if it still occurs, and help the body to fight down the disease faster. These supplements often contain extracts of Echinacea Angustifolia. Treatment with this herb should not exceed two weeks.

THE CAUSES, SYMPTOMS AND COMPLICATIONS OF INFLUENZA

Like cold, influenza is caused by virus strains that mutate frequently, but there tend to be one main virus strain each year that spread throughout the globe.

The transmission of the disease occurs by secretions from sick persons. These secretions can be carried as drops through the air, contaminate surfaces people touch, or get into the food. Symptoms start one to four days after the virus has entered the body.

Flu often begins as a diffuse lack of wellness that persists for some hours, and sometimes for a couple of days. Sometimes the flu does not progress past this stage. However, after some time the symptoms often suddenly get worse with a great degree of general discomfort. By flu the symptoms from the windpipe are the same as by common cold, but they are weaker:

– The throat or nose feels sore, but usually mildly.
– There can be some increased secretions from the nose and throat.
– There will be swelling in the nose and throat.
– Cough and sneezing are symptoms.

Symptoms from the rest of the body are the strongest by flu. The symptoms can be distributed throughout the whole body:

– Flu often gives high fever. High fever is the most important symptom to separate influenza from common cold.
– In spite of the fever, there is often a feeling of coldness in some parts of the body or of general coldness.
– There will be nausea, often severe, and often vomiting. Severe nausea and vomiting are also good indications of influenza, especially by children and teens.
– There is often a marked feeling of tiredness and general weakness.
– Mild to severe headache is common.
– Stomach ache and digestive disturbances often occur by flu.
– Aching around in the body, for example in muscles and around joints is common.
– Some persons experience a little neck stiffness and pain in the neck when trying to flex it, but this symptom must not be great. If these symptoms are distinct, the disease can be meningitis.
– The eyes can be read and irritated.
– Also skin redness can occur.

Having flu decreases the resistance against other viral and bacterial diseases substantially, especially if one does not get enough rest and comfort when having flu. Lung infection and throat infection by bacteria are common complications by flu.

THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF INFLUENZA

As with common cold staying away from people being sick and a strict washing regime may also prevent the transmission of the influenza virus, but such a regime is difficult to carry through.

It is often possible to prevent flu with vaccination. However there are many strains of the flu viruses, and therefore the vaccination must be given exactly against that strain being epidemic at any given time.

By flu it is important to reduce the activity level and keep oneself warm and comfortable until all the symptoms have resided. By severe symptoms, rest in bed is recommended. Straining and stressing during a flu episode easily result in an aggravated disease and additional bacterial or viral infections.

It is advised to stay away from tobacco when having flu.

Aspirin or paracetamol can be used to relieve the pain and bring down the fever. As by cold, paracetamol is commonly recommended, especially for children and teens. The drugs should not be taken in higher doses than recommended and even recommended does shall be used with caution, and not too long.

There exist modern drugs that help against the proliferation of some strains of influenza virus in the body, and thereby alleviate the disease and shorten the time it takes to get rid of the disease. The two classes of anti-virals are neuraminidase inhibitors and M2 inhibitors (adamantane derivatives). Neuraminidase inhibitors are most often preferred, for example the drug Tamiflu. These inhibit the action of the enzyme neuramidase that the virus uses. There is a reluctance to use these drugs because strains of virus not susceptible to the drug can develop, and the stores of the drug can easily get short with extensive use.

Drugs to decrease swelling, inhibit mucus production, loosen mucus and suppress cough can also be used by influenza as by common cold.

The same natural supplements used to improve the immune system against colds may also be of help to prevent flu and to help the body to overcome the disease faster, like supplements with Echinacea and vitamin c. Some herbs in the genus Scutellaria (skullcaps) contain a natural neuramidase inhibitor and may also help against flu. Scullcap is often prepared as tea.

DISTINGUISH COLD AND FLU FROM MENINGITIS

Meningitis is a serious disease that requires immediate treatment. Meningitis may begin with the same symptoms as cold and flu. There are however two symptoms that strongly suggest meningitis:

By meningitis there is often severe neck stiffness. If bending down the neck is very difficult and causes severe pain, the condition may be meningitis.

The other symptom is red spots in the skin that do not get pale when pressing at them. These spots can occur anywhere on the body.

THE IMPORTANCE OF CHECKING A PERSON HAVING COLD OR FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS

When some person, and especially a child, gets sick with cold or flu-like symptoms it is necessary to measure the temperature, check for neck stiffness and to look at the whole body to detect any red spots. These checks should be done several times each 24 hours. In this way one more easily distinguishes between common cold and flu, and meningitis is more easily discovered in time.

Sleep Disorders

Poor sleep is a major cause of serious morbidity including accidents, psychiatric sequelae and reduced quality of life, and has a major economic impact

  • v Stages of Sleep and the EEG:

Non-REM sleep: (REM: Rapid Eye Movement)

  • Stage 1: mixed frequency, low voltage. Alfa ? (8-12 Hz) and Theta ? (4-6 Hz).
  • Stage 2: low voltage, slower frequencies. Contains sleep spindles (12-14 Hz) and high amplitude ‘k’ complexes
  • Stage 3 & 4: high amplitude, low frequency Delta ? (2 Hz) waves. Stage 3 characterized by < 50% ? waves with sleep spindles. Stage 4 by > 50% ? waves but no sleep spindles. Stage 3 & 4 comprise slow wave sleep (SWS). As sleep progress through stages 1 to 4 low frequencies increase at the expense of the higher frequencies which are characteristic of waking.

REM sleep (paradoxical sleep):

The EEG shows a low voltage, mixed frequency spectrum with characteristics of cortical activation. It is associated with rapid eye movements, signs of autonomic arousal and paradoxical low muscle tones, and this is when dreams occur.

Sleep architecture:

From waking, individuals pass through stages 1 to 4, then into REM sleep. REM sleep then alternates with non-REM. REM compromise 20% of total sleep time, and occurs at 80 to 90 minutes intervals. Stages 3 and 4 comprise 15-20% of total sleep time. The majority of time is spent in stage 2. SWS occurs mainly early on in sleep with REM sleep later. SWS and REM sleep are highest in neonates, and decrease in amount with increasing age.

Function of sleep:

Theories about the function of sleep include conservation of energy versus brain or body restoration. REM sleep has been proposed to reflect brain functions, and SWS to be associated with bodily functions (related to the amount of energy expanded, it is increased with exercise and decrease with hypothyroidism). It has been suggested that sleep can be core and optional sleep based on observations that:

  • Only 30% of total sleep lost is regained after sleep deprivation, especially SWS and REM.
  • Short sleepers have similar early sleep pattern to longer sleepers
  • Gradual sleep reduction down to five hours is well tolerated.

Control of sleep:

The reticular activating system is involved in arousal, and the induction of sleep is active rather than passive process. The Yerkes-Dodson curve describes the phenomena of increasing then decreasing performance with increasing arousal. The peak is reached and exceeded more quickly for difficult than easy tasks. Poor sleep affects the ability to perform simple, mundane tasks but not more complex ones which require more attention. Drugs can affect both performance (via drowsiness) and sleep, for example, antidepressants, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, antihistamines and alcohol.

  • v Clinical Syndromes:

Epidemiology:

  • Insomnia: 30% in one year
  • Nightmares: occasional in 50% of adults, regular in 1%
  • Sleep apnoea: 4-8% of men; 2-4% of women
  • Narcolepsy: 0.15%

Classifications:

  • Dysomnias: poor sleep
  • Medical/psychiatric sleep disorder: i.e. secondary
  • Parasomnias: abnormalities during sleep
  • Specific sleep disorders.

1. Insomnia: this represents lack of sleep, poor quality of sleep or reduced daytime performance. It is probably the commonest complaints presented to primary health care; for example in the USA 42% prevalence. Hypnotic use is still common despite changes in guidelines (esp. in this country). Primary insomnia is rare. Causes of insomnia include:

  • Psychiatric disorders (36%)
  • Psychophysiological insomnia ‘sleeplessness phobia’ (16%). Features include: the complaint of insomnia and reduced performance when awake, trying too hard to get to sleep, tension, physical symptoms, increased sleep latency, reduced sleep efficiency and increased number of awakenings.
  • Medications, illicit drugs and alcohol (12%)
  • Periodic limb movement disorders (12%)
  • Sleep apnoea (6%)
  • Pseudo-insomnia (6%)
  • Sleep-wake schedule disorder (6%)
  • Medical disorders (6%)

However, social and personal factors are also very important in determining who present, for example women report insomnia twice as often as men, and rates are higher in the unemployed

2. Parasomnias: these are acute, undesirable, specific, episodic physical phenomena which occur during, or are exacerbated by sleep. There is an interaction between psychological (esp. stress) and biological factors. Generally treat with reassurance, education and practical advice. These occur in different stages of sleep:

  • Ø SWS: disorders of arousal; sleepwalking and night terrors. Sleepwalking is often exacerbated by excessive sleepiness. Night terrors occur early in sleep, the individual is difficult to rouse and generally has no recall.
  • Ø REM sleep: patients rouse easily. These are usually nightmares or dream anxiety attacks which are frightening, with clear recall. They may be related to psychological precipitants, fever or drug withdrawal (BDZ, antidepressant, alcohol). Other disorders are sleep-related cluster headaches and sleep related asthma; the REM sleep behaviour disorders which involve loss of the usual atonia in REM sleep so the individual acts out dreams which are often violent.
  • Ø Other Parasomnias: Enuresis (patients may have different sleep patterns and therefore not able to sense the need to urinate); bruxism (teeth-grinding); head banging; familial sleep paralysis.

3. Specific sleeps disorders:

  • Ø Narcolepsy: characterized by hypersomnolence, cataplexy, sleep paralysis and hypnogogic hallucinations (tetrad is Gelineau’s syndrome). 50% also have major affective disorder and / or personality problems. Aetiology suggests genetic cause as family history is common and HLA-DR2 found in 99%. Onset is generally in the teens or twenties. Sleep attacks are irresistible in boring situations (like this lecture!), and cataplexy is often related to emotions. There is a short REM latency. Narcolepsy can be treated with psychostimulants, and support groups are helpful.
  • Ø Periodic limb movement disorder: there are repetitive and stereotyped movement during sleep and the patient is often unaware. It may lead to poor sleep and daytime fatigue, also depression and anxiety. Found in narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnoea, Parkinson’s disease and metabolic disorders. It can be aggravated by tricyclics and withdrawal from BDZ.
  • Ø Kline-Levine syndrome: this occurs generally in adolescent boys, and is characterized by periods of hypersomnia and overeating, often with change in libido.

4. Other sleep-related problems:

  • Ø Circadian rhythm disorders: this describes changes in the timing of sleep, for example in people on shifts and with jetlag.
  • Ø Daytime sleepiness: Narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnoea, sleep-related motor disorders, depression, post-viral fatigue, head injury, metabolic, toxic and drug related factors, essential hyper-somnolence, and older age can all cause daytime sleepiness.
  • v Assessment
  • Patient’s description of the problem, including the onset, length and quality of sleep, and any daytime drowsiness or reduced performance
  • Objective observations by patient and spouse/relative.
  • Possible general medical, psychiatric or drug problems.
  • Details of sleep environment and hygiene
  • Drug history, both prescribed and recreational.
  • Current circumstances and stress
  • Sleep diary including caffeine, alcohol and drugs.

People often overestimate the length of time to get to sleep, even to the extent that good and poor sleepers can have similar sleep pattern. However the quantity of sleep can be relied on in assessing the presence of insomnia.

  • v Management

1. General advice:

  • Treatment of any underlying cause.
  • Education and advice on sleep hygiene.
  • Optimizing the temperature at the room
  • Encouraging a regular routine
  • Exercising late in the afternoon
  • Small food intake in the evening
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Advice about problem solving and dealing with intrusive thoughts (CBT can be used and has good evidence based results).

2. Role of drugs in sleep:

•a)    Drugs used to improve sleep:

Particularly benzodiazepines (BDZ), which can be used in short-term treatment for poor sleep associated with acute stress. BDZ reduce REM and SWS, increase stage 2. Tolerance and REM sleep rebound occur on discontinuation. Barbiturates are no longer should be used due to its narrow therapeutic window, high addictiveness, tolerance and death in overdose.

 Zopiclone (new generation partial BDZ, only used as hypnotic) increase SWS, and although early reports claimed less tolerance and dependence, recently this has been disputed.

New Melatonin derivatives medication has been just licensed for sleep, some evidence point toward better results with elderly, and may be autism. These have few side effects and do not interfere with sleep architecture.

•b)    Drugs used to reduce sleepiness:

These are for example amphetamine, pemoline and selegiline. These reduce total sleep, REM and SWS, delay sleep onset and cause fragmented sleep.

•c)     Drugs used to treat psychiatric disorders:

  • Antidepressants: some are alerting e.g. Prozac (fluxoetine), MAOI; some are sedatives, which is generally related to their anticholinergic properties (most tricyclic), or antihistaminic (Mirtazepine). In general, antidepressants suppress REM sleep. Interestingly, sleep deprivation is still used as treatment for depression and the target is to reduce REM sleep.
  • Mood-stabilizers: Lithium reduces REM sleep and delay onset. Carbamazepine reduces REM sleep and increase SWS, and can cause initial drowsiness.
  • Anti-psychotics: These reduce periods of wakefulness, increase or decrease REM sleep, depending on the dose. Total and REM sleep are reduced on stopping.

•d)    Non-psychotropic drugs:

These can affect sleep by crossing the BBB, or by causing or exacerbating a disorder which disrupt sleep (e.g. sleep apnoea). Common causes of sleep disturbance include appetite suppressants, anti-emetics, anti-histamine, corticosteroids, cardiovascular drugs and hormones.

•e)     Recreational drugs:

  • Alcohol promotes sleep in small amounts nut in larger amounts causes insomnia later in the night due to rebound and withdrawal effects. Its effect depends on the level of sleep deprivation, and interactions with other drugs.
  • Nicotine can disrupt sleep.
  • Caffeine causes an increase number of arousal and decrease REM sleep. It has a half-life of five hours. Withdrawal symptoms also occur which disrupt sleep.

•f)      Illicit drugs:

  • Cannabinoids reduce REM sleep, and increase SWS initially but decrease it after several days. Habitual use leads to excessive sleeping and lassitude, with sleep disturbance on withdrawal.
  • Narcotic analgesics cause a drowsy state followed by reduce REM and SWS. Sleep disturbance occurs on withdrawal.
  • Cocaine reduces total sleep, SWS and REM sleep. Excessive sleeping occurs on withdrawal (rebound).
  • Hallucinogens (e.g. LSD) do not affect sleep directly except by ‘ bad trips’

•g)    Drugs withdrawal:

Sedatives and hypnotics cause rebound insomnia usually for one week but can be for up to two months. Insomnia is more severe but less prolonged for drugs with shorter half-life. Chloral hydrate gives fewer problems with withdrawal but is less efficacious.

Abrupt withdrawal of antidepressant can lead to short-lived rebound insomnia and panic. Antipsychotics rarely cause dependence or withdrawal (therefore small dose, below the therapeutic dose for psychosis treatment, are used to aid sleep in some patients)

Vitiligo skin disease and their cure and treatments

Vitiligo (Vit-ill-eye-go) is derived from Latin word ‘VITIUM’ and ‘IGO’. It is a skin disease that is caused by less production of melanin cells. Human body acquires some special cells known as melanocytes. The function of melanocytes cells is the production of pigment substances in skin which detects skin coloration. When melanin cells production becomes less in skin, skin shows white patches. The sign & symptoms of vitiligo are white patches, graying of hair colors, affected retina & mucous membrane. The disease affects almost 45 million people which makes 2 to3 percent of entire population. The disease appearance possibility is equal in both male & female, with no age and race bar, but generally many people almost 90 percent get indulge in this disease in the age range of 35-40.

There are a number of hypothesis are seen about the different causes of the disease, but the one major cause is not yet discovered. Scientists believed that vitiligo can be spread from various causes like it can be appeared by heredity, by taking excessive antibiotics, physical illness, physical injuries (cuts), sun exposure, thyroxine gland deficiency and most importantly nutritious factors (calcium, vitamins, phosphorous, magnesium, etc) deficiency in body, as cells when not gets these factors they become dehydrated & look like dead and can altar its coloration.

The disease is more noteworthy in colored skin people rather then white people. Auto immunity in which immune system responds against their own cells, alopecia areata identified as patches of baldness, pernicious anemia the low level of red blood cells etc are also the causes of manifestation of vitiligo.

The three different patterns of the vitiligo patches are;

Focal Pattern:

Appearance of white patches on limited body areas is referred as ‘focal pattern’.

Segmental Pattern:

Appearance of white spots/ patches or lesions on one side of body is known as ‘segmental pattern’.

Generalized Pattern:

Appearance of vitiligo patches on different parts of body like on face, hands, arms, knees, elbow etc is referred as ‘generalized pattern’.

The vitiligo lesions vary from time to time in their size and distribution process. In initial stage they are small in size and limited to some areas of skin but after that they spreads on different areas of body. The vitiligo diagnosis is quite easy and doctors feel no problem to diagnose the disease.

Vitiligo cure is impossible and it is said by American Vitiligo Research Foundation (AVRF). Vitiligo treatments help patients in the reproduction of melanin cells in skin. A list of vitiligo treatments are given below:

Vitiligo Medical Therapies

  • Photochemotherapy or PUVA treatment
  • Oral psoralen therapy
  • Topical psoralen therapy

Vitiligo Surgical Therapies

•           Autologous skin grafts

•           Skin grafts using blisters

•           Micro pigmentation (tattooing)

•           Autologous melanocytes transplants

Vitiligo Natural Treatments

•           Homeopathic vitiligo Treatment

•           Natural Home Remedies to treat vitiligo

Binaural Beats – Natural Pain Relief Aid

Binaural beats have been known to be very effective for all natural pain relief.  They achieve this by working directly with the brain in order to produce more endorphins which in turn greatly help with pain relief.

Usually the brain will produce endorphins when we are doing strenuous exercise.  Many of you may have had the experience of a quick and instant pain relief while your endorphins were pumping strong.

Imagine how you could help any chronic aches and pains if you could control your endorphin release to happen when you really need it.  Binaural beats can safely help you to do that and many people have had great success in using brainwave entrainment software for pain relief.

How Do Endorphins Work?

Endorphins are naturally occurring hormones that are stored in the pituitary glands.  They get secreted from the glands during physical exercise and spread throughout the body, mostly to the spinal cord.  Ultimately endorphins are produced by the brain and are there in order to help remove pain from the body.  They are a true all natural pain relief.

How can Binaural Beats Help?

Binaural beats work directly with your brain frequencies.  By presenting two separate frequencies in each individual ear, the brain will create a third frequency that will be the difference between the two presented.  The third frequency will be a very low frequency state which can allow us to experience all sorts of altered mind states.

Depending on which frequencies are presented, it is possible to signal the brain for complete relaxation, improved memory, clearer focus and endorphin release.

If pain relief is what you are looking for it is important to get a binaural beat recording that has been specifically programmed for endorphin release.  The audio can typically be downloaded in MP3 format and they tend to be very affordable.

Binaural beats help us to relax the brain while presenting the right frequencies for the desired results.

Studies have shown that using binaural beats for pain relief has been extremely effective.  They are 100% safe and totally scientifically proven.  There is nothing to lose by trying them and everything to gain… including a pain free body and mind.

Health Benefits of Bio-accoustic or Sound Therapy

Bioacoustics Therapy or sound therapy in general terms, is a technique in at involves the analysis of sound waves produced during vocalization combined with presentation of low frequency analog sound to promote healing. Human bioacoustics therapy originates from the observation that brain-wave frequencies are electrical impulses that fluctuate rhythmically in distinct patterns, clearly seen and measured by an electroenencepalogram.

Within the broad category of sound therapy, the use of sound vibrations and frequency for therapeutic effect, bioacoustics therapy is a subcategory. Other subcategories of sound therapy include music therapy – the use of rhythm, melody, and harmony through singing, dancing, and instruments to achieve relaxation and creative states of awareness, psychoacoustic therapy – the study and use of sound perception, and Hemi- Sync. The therapeutic use of binaural beats in audio patterns.

Bioacoustics therapy is distinguished from other sound therapy subcategories by the use of human voice analysis as a representation of the person’s state of health. Voice analysis detects frequencies the person emits, known as a “signature sound”, which represents vibrational energies of the body and its functions. Sound frequencies emitted by all animals vary with their state of physical and emotional health. Physical functioning, genetic and environmental factors all influence these frequencies which can be detected with bioacoustics equipment. Once the altered vibrations are detected with voice analysis, the body’s energy field is harmonized by listening to one’s personalized corrected sound frequencies. These frequencies support health and enable healing.

. The spontaneous otoacoustic emissions coming from people are a function of the auditory nerve fibers in the central nervous system and sensitivity of the basilar to one specific frequency. “Signature Sound” which seemed to be coming from their ears. That these sounds are known as otoacoustic emissions, a sound which is generated from within the human. Research at the Ohio University Speech and Hearing Department in Athens clearly demonstrated that human speech creates complex waveforms. Earlier research conducted in 1988 by Susan Alexander and bio-molecular engineer Dr. David Deamer measured the vibrational frequencies of the four DNA base molecules, translating each into a unique sound.

Sound was thought to be the principle tool in healing by the ancients, including the Egyptians, who used chants and sounding instruments to manipulate energy fields and bring about balance in the body. Pythagoras thought that sound Was a creative force and music held therapeutic benefits to the body. Sound vibrations apparently were associated with creation weather of the world or individual life patterns. A study of ancient cultures reveals that Chinese healers used ‘singing stones’ in their rituals. Thin jade plates were used to generate different sounds. The Sufis consider ‘HU’ to be creative sound. Tibetans consider the notes of A, F sharp and G to be powerful sacred sounds. The sound of ‘AUM’ is the main primal sound in the beginning of each sacred chant. Amen is associated with the creative principle of the universe. Ancient mystery schools associated with rhythm with the body, melody with emotions, and harmony, lifted consciousness to spiritual awareness. For therapeutic purposes, laurel Elizabeth Keyes, a Denver author and lecturer, has developed a system of voices to bring balance to the body called ‘toning.’ nearly all our actions and reactions result from words and our thinking is limited to them. Beneath the words are vibrations of the tones upon which they travel. Tone is the underlying force operating in our lives. Jim Gimzewski, a nanotechnologist at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Andrew Pelling have discovered the sound of yeast cells is clearly distinguishable from mammalian cells.  From planets and super massive black holes to cells and DNA, to the human voice, everything vibrates and creates sound.

Mrs. Keyes, who has studied under a number of eastern and western teachers, found that toning burst through mental restrictions and released tensions and soon discovered  that  each time she toned, her body felt exhilarated; there was feeling of wholeness and extreme well being. When she let the tone pass out , with no attempt to control it, it seemed to cleanse the entire body, releasing tensions in the congested areas.

Resent scientific theories developed along a line of field theory have substantiated. her concept is that every living thing has a field containing a pattern of perfection for manifestation. The pattern for a flower in a seed, of the bird within the egg. Interference with the field will change the pattern, and illness or malformations will result. She explains that as tone goes out, it collects substance from the word around it forming very tangible manifestations.

Whining voices attract negative condition. By getting a person to change his tone of voice, he begins to change his life. By releasing tension and stimulating circulation and nerve energy in the body, Mrs. Keyes says she finds toning is a natural process of healing. It releases a pattern of perfection within each person.

Our body is colloidal in nature and colloids are clusters of energies and easily can be influenced by external energy vibrations. Toning, chanting, verbal prayer will give needed positive change to the colloidal surface in the person. One will find there is a tone which resonates with the pain. Place a finger to your nose and hum directing the sound to the spot and notice the sensation. Every pain has a companion tone and by pulsating the tone softly for a time will be relieved from pain. Let the sound sweep down flushing trough the body.

To practice toning, stand erect, feet several inches apart, stretch the arms high and let them drop back, shoulders swinging on the spine in perfect balance. The eyes must be closed. Then begin to look inward and feel. To counteract the usual tendency to cave in and bend forward, the torso must ride on the pelvic structure, with the hip bones protruding a little. Standing erect should cause no strain but give an easy relaxed feeling.

Relax the jaws so that the teeth are slightly parted. Let sound come up from it; not down upon it , but up, from your feet. Let the body groan. Encourage it to be vocal. Always start with low groans, let the body groan as long as it likes. You may think you have nothing to groan about, but you will be surprised. All the hurts you have received are buried in your subconscious, and groaning offers them to release. Once the door is opened, repressed feelings begin to flow out. The groan may burst into protests or the voice may sore off into bird like singing or spontaneous outbursts of worship or prayer.

What ever happens, don’t let the mind influence it. Make the sound obedient; be still, watch, learn something of the host of the body in which you, as the consciousness, are only a guest.

The session may last only ten minutes but, when he body feels cleaned, a sigh will be released and you will know the body-voice is satisfied. The involuntary sigh is the signal. You feel good, as though something has been accomplished and you have brought yourself together into a harmonious whole. As soon as the sigh is released and cleansing for that time is complete, something must be offered to fill the emptied cup. Simply relax by listening to good soothing classical music, or by strolling in a garden.  It is better if the body is subjected to higher state of universal cosmic energies as the body responds well in absorbing cosmic energies after the voice cleansing.

The most effective bio-acoustic and powerful sound is ‘AUM’. the whole cosmology is believed to be vibrating with the sound of ‘AUM’ and is responsible for creation and manifestation of  the universe. Chanting AUM which is some what resonates with ‘OM’, will attune the body to these cosmic forces and uplift your conscious level and awareness.

Sit in a comfortable position, preferably in Padmasana posture and start uttering AUM in lower octaves in a natural way. The pronouncing should resonate with ‘OM’. The method of uttering can be as; OOOOOOOUMMMMMMM,. Start with the beginning of  full inhalation and continue till end of exhalation. Start feeling the vibrations and focus on it mentally and go on varying the pitch slightly up and down, keeping the sound at lower frequencies. It is important to very the frequency of the humming sound at lower frequencies until you find at some frequency level, resonance effect is observed wherein the vibrations are felt strongly in the chest area. After a few days of practice, start feeling the resonance in different parts of the body at upper torso level, by directing the resonating sound mentally, preferably on abdomen and throat portions. This is the fundamental concept of science that maximum flow of energy takes place wherever there is resonance between two states of energy entities and they in turn are in harmonic state. A string in a violin will start vibrating to the sound frequencies in the ambient frequencies of harmonic sound.

Speaking in the terms of scientific way, the brain perceives sound and delivers these frequency patterns to the body via nerve pathways, the sound wave pulses serve as directives along the electromagnetic field lines of the body, The laryngeal nerve, a branch of the vagus nerve, innervates laryngeal muscles which create vocal sounds by oscillating the vocal cords. This direct conduit from the brain and body to the vocal cords suggests a message pathway, supporting the theory that frequencies in the voice are representations of activity in the autonomic nervous system.

Bioacoustics therapy researches these patterns for specific clues regarding the health of the speaker, and the relationship between discordant patterns and symptoms of disease and distress. When discordance is identified, low frequency analog sound formulas are delivered as a means of balancing the disharmony, promoting the body’s innate ability to self-heal through entrainment additionally; the frequency patterns are studied for their relationship to a predictable mathematical matrix used to formulate sound frequency interventions.

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Reflexology Massage Therapy Can Help Treat Skin Diseases in Marlboro NJ

Reflexology massage therapy  can help in the treatment of various skin diseases in Monmouth County, Englishtown, Manalapan, Morganville, Old Bridge, Freehold, Howell, Millstone, Matawan, Aberdeen and Colts Neck, New Jersey. Therapeutic massage can be availed of in professional massage spas in Marlboro NJ.

According to Beryl Crane, Fellow of the Reflexologists’ Society and the Association of Reflexologists, reflexology can be used in treating eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, urticaria, seborrhoea, shingles, erythema and ringworm. While these skin conditions are viewed by modern medicine as allergies or inherited genetic conditions, reflexologists look at them more holistically.

Crane points out that the word “eczema” come from the Greek words “ek zeein” which mean “to boil, seethe, or anything thrown off or out by an internal reaction.” She defines eczema, therefore, as a manifestation of some malfunction in the internal organs resulting in excess heat and turmoil within the body and excessive toxic waste which is then expelled through the skin. Crane also warns that stress exacerbates eczema because stress inhibits many bodily functions.

Based on the theory of reflexology, the skin is closely related to the lungs. Crane states that many patients with eczema also exhibit asthma and problems in breathing. A reflexologist stimulates the reflex point for the adrenal glands to decrease inflammation, alleviate itching, open up the air passages, ease congestion and wheezing, soothe the nasopharynx mucous membranes and help eliminate mucus.

Another common type of skin disease is dermatitis or inflammation of the skin. Skin diseases can be caused by chronic constipation, according to Crane. The toxic wastes that are not expelled through normal bowel movement are eliminated through the skin. Other disorders may also cause skin eruptions. Acne occurs when the sebaceous glands or hormones malfunction. Autoimmune diseases such as lupus erythematosus also result in skin flare-ups.

Food or substance allergies may also aggravate the internal disorders that cause skin diseases. Food additives can be dangerous. Bad eating habits can also be harmful. Harsh chemicals in household products can cause irritation, as well. Often, when other substances are applied as balm to the skin, this only causes even more problems.

With reflexology, the entire blood transportation system of the body is stimulated, enabling the proper distribution of oxygen, nutrients, hormones and other body chemicals. General circulation is enhanced, improving the quality and tone of the skin and strengthening it.

Reflexology stimulates the cells in the skin’s stratum geminativum, helping the process of exfoliation. When the cycle of skin shedding and skin renewal is normalized, the skin condition improves. Reflexology also restores proper secretory functions, aiding the body in expelling sweat and sebum normally. This detoxifies the entire body system.

In treating skin conditions, reflexology works on the various organs of the body. It stimulates the liver reflex to balance and normalize its function, maintain correct levels of blood glucose concentrations and remove excess heat from within the body. It stimulates the hypothalamus to regulate hormonal functions. It stimulates the kidneys to regulate the internal environment of the body. It stimulates the lungs to improve the intake of oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide. In thus restoring equilibrium to all systems of the body, health and harmony is also restored. The flow of energy is increased and facilitated. Stress is banished and the patient experiences a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.

Apart from reflexology, professional massage spas in Monmouth County, Englishtown, Manalapan, Morganville, Old Bridge, Freehold, Howell, Millstone, Matawan, Aberdeen and Colts Neck, New Jersey also provide Swedish massage therapy, deep tissue massage therapy, sports massage therapy and pregnancy massage therapy. Residents of Marlboro NJ are fortunate to have access to these beneficial massages.

10 MUST KNOW Astral Projection symptoms

Remember the story of a drowning man who lost hope because he couldn’t see the land? He stopped swimming…even though the shore was just a mile away! Unfortunately, he didn’t know how close he was!

Most people quit too soon because they don’t see immediate results. But if you know what signposts to expect along the way, you will know that you are right on track.

Hmm…so you have read scores of Astral Projection techniques, tried some of them and still haven’t experienced a conscious Projection? Don’t quit too soon. You may be close…very close!

Below, I have listed some common pre-Astral Projection sensations. The more knowledgeable and prepared you are about the initial sensations associated with out-of-body exploration, the more success you are likely to achieve.

1. Vibrations Vibrations are probably the most common of all pre-Projection sensations, and you should be fully prepared for it.

You might feel as if a part, or all of your body begins to “vibrate”. These vibrations normally start slow and gradually intensify. If you experience this for the first time, you might get startled and feel that your entire body is being electrocuted from head to toe! Although the vibrations can be very intense, they are not physical vibrations because nothing physically vibrates.

Vibrations are a sure-shot indication that you are very close to a successful Astral Projection..

2. Sleep Paralysis / Catalepsy Sleep Paralysis or Catalepsy is another very common symptom that you might experience during your Astral projection practice.

Sleep Paralysis is a state when you may suddenly find yourself unable to move or speak. Your physical body will feel so completely “paralyzed” that you simply cannot seem to budge any part of your body at all.

If you don’t know what’s going on, it can be quite scary. But do not be alarmed when this occurs because this condition is perfectly safe. Astral Paralysis means you are very close to the actual exit.

3. Buzzing And Other Sounds Most common sounds that you can hear are buzzing; whooshing, rushing, roaring, explosions or bird squawking, a chime being struck, knocking, thumping, voices of people conversing with each other, gunshot, loud bell.

Out of all these, buzzing seems to be a very common pre-Astral Projection symptom and can intensify so much that you feel there are hundred helicopters in your ears!

These sounds are temporary and subside once the separation process is complete. Recognition of such sounds is an important step because they prove to you that you are on track.

4. Visual Hallucinations While practicing, you may also see geometric patterns, pulsating colors and lights, specific scenes, visions of paradise or hell or anything imaginable.

5. Rapid Heart Rate Rapid heartbeat is a very common pre-Projection symptom.

The exact reason for this is unknown. But probably the racing-heart phenomenon is because of the opening up of the heart Chakra. Or maybe it is a side effect of fear or excitement. Either case, you need to remain passive and calm.

6. Breathing Changes This is an apparent shortness of breath. You need to keep cool and the feeling would soon subside.

7. Movement Sensations You may experience sensations of dizziness, vertigo, falling or flying up at great speeds, rocking or even swaying. These occur because it is the start of the Astral Projection sequence as the Astral body starts to separate from the physical. A very positive symptom proving that your Astral body has “loosened” from the physical confines!

8. Weight Changes Changes in feeling of weight can occur.

You may suddenly feel that your body has become very heavy. Or you may feel very light, as if you are weightless.

9. Proportion Changes You may also feel that your body is changing in proportion. You might have the sensation that you are growing or shrinking in size.

10. Temperature Changes This is again a very common phenomenon. Your body temperature might drop and you will feel a cool breeze blowing over you.

Conclusion People are different. Therefore, the sensations you experience will be based on your personality and individuality. The intensity of some of these sensations will vary from person to person. Each Projection attempt may yield different sensations, in a different sequence.

These were some of the sensations you might come across. There are many more. Just be aware of them so that next time you experience something similar, you know you are on the right track!

Find The Best Calming Music For Better Sleep

In recently Insomnia has been emerging as one of the greatest health hazards in all across the globe. A recent report issued by the various health research firm in USA states that almost all the working professionals whether men and women are suffering from Insomnia that is sleeplessness. Well, in this regard the credit goes to the growing work pressure in the office and working late night taking more workloads beyond the limit. This paved the way for various health issues which can turn fatal if proper precaution is not taken on time. Here, need to keep in mind that people might suffer from sleeplessness due to many reasons, starting excess work pressure, to unusual lifestyles. Thus every possible initiative must be taken from your part to ensure a good sleep during the night. In this regard, there has been many medicinal pills are flooding the market that claim to solve all your sleeping issues and make you fall asleep faster, but here the main problem is that many of these odd pills comes with a certain level of side effects which can be injurious to health. In this regard, soot hung calming music can do the job for you that naturally ensure a sound and healthy sleep to you.

You can find many soothing music CDs are found both in online and offline stores that you can buy. Medical Research has proved that music is rated to be the greatest medicine, which is the language of our soul.  Therefore, for these reasons music therapies are becoming more popular in the medical field and are used as a last resort to cure and heal patients naturally and internally. This soothing music plays the role of healing your mind and body that naturally solves and cures you from your sleep issues by making you feel relaxed and peaceful. All these sleep songs helps in shedding all your tiredness and restless and make you fall asleep faster in a natural way. Here, you can take the treatment of your sleeplessness from a renowned insomnia center ‘Help Myself Insomnia’ founded and run by eminent music therapist Ryan Judd. Here from this site, you can get the list of all soothing sleepy music composed and set by Ryan Judd that completely heal your mind and body from inside and make you feel, calm, relax, and help to find peace of mind.

music.pngThus, in the process it helps you to enjoy a sound sleep during night. Mr Riyan Judd is regarded as one of the leading music therapists who not only compose music from his own, but also conduct an elaborate research on how music can heal one’s mind and body from inside. Ryan has been treating many patients who are suffering from sleeping disorders and offering them proper medical counseling regarding how a good music therapy can help in reducing sleeplessness. Many people have benefited from his treatment by buying his collection of soothing calm music, which is widely available from his site ‘helping Myself Insomnia’. You can get all detailed information regarding this issue.

How to Cure White Spots on Skin

The medical term for white spots on skin is vitiligo or leucoderma. It’s a skin disease in which the skin loses its color due to some genetic or environmental causes. The white spots appear as patches of white skin without pigment.

White spots on skin are common in people who suffer from autoimmune diseases. One of these diseases is adrenocortical insufficiency. The adrenal gland is responsible for producing a hormone called corticosteroid. This disease occurs when there is a deficiency of this hormone in our body. Because of this reason the most common treatment as suggested by doctors for vitiligo is corticosteroid cream.

Another treatment for the cure of white spots on skin is exposure to sunlight for long durations of time or artificial phototherapy. Cells that are responsible for pigmentation become active when the skin if exposed to light.

Melanocytes are cells located in the skin that cause pigmentation. A recent advancement in the medical science has made it possible to transplant these cells from some other part of the body to the affected skin area. As a result of this transplantation vitiligo or white spots on skin can be completely cured.

Cosmetics can also be used to cover up the white spots. However, a medical treatment should be employed to control the disease as it may become widespread and uncontrollable. It should also be known that since this disease is inherited, it cannot be prevented. Because of this reason, a good and effective treatment is required in order to avoid psychological effects, frustration and embarrassment.

There are some other skin conditions or disorders in which the skin loses its color and becomes either of lighter or darker shade. Before using any of the treatments for vitiligo it is better to consult a dermatologist and confirm the symptoms.

Most of the time only topical treatments are suggested by doctors for skin disorders including vitiligo, acne and eczema. However, some oral pills may also be prescribed if the condition is severe.

Swine flu symptoms, causes and prevention tips

Swine flu is a type of virus. It’s named for a virus that infects mainly pigs. It normally does not infect people, but human infections can and do happen. The virus is contagious and can spread from human to human. The current swine influenza A (H1N1) virus has components of pig and bird influenza viruses in it, so the humans don’t have any immunity to it. That makes it more likely to become a pandemic virus (have the ability to cause a global outbreak) if it can easily spread from person-to-person. There are antiviral medicines you can take to prevent or treat swine flu. This particular virus is resistant to the antiviral medications amantadine (Symmetrel) and rimantadine (Flumadine), but is sensitive to oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza). There is no vaccine available right now to protect against swine flu.

Symptoms

The symptoms of swine flu are very similar to the common flu that occurs in humans. The symptoms are mostly fever, cold, cough, runny nose, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting, headache etc. In swine flu the symptoms might be more severe like breathlessness, very high grade fever, loss of appetite and fluid intake, listlessness etc.

The important fact is to prevent the spread of this infection. Since it spreads through fomites i.e. through air, infected articles like tissue, paper, pen etc, the preventive measures are very important.

Prevent spread

The measures that can be taken to prevent spread of this particular swine flu are –

1 Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

2 Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. You can also use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

3 Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.

4 Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

5 Stay home from work or school if you are sick.

6 Consult a doctor immediately when in doubt about your symptoms.

Important thing to remember is that people with swine flu are likely contagious for one day before and up to seven days after they began to get sick with swine flu symptoms. Also, anti-flu medications, including Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and Relenza (zanamivir), are available to prevent and treat swine flu.

How Can Colds and Flu Affect the Mental Health of a Person

Colds and flu are the most common diseases worldwide. Colds and flu are the most common diseases in the world and millions of people suffer every year. This disease affects the mental health of an individual in different ways and can interfere with daily activities.

Allergens such as dust, viruses and other pollutants cause colds and flu. Some of the symptoms displayed by people known to the sneezing, runny nose, cough and headache and flu symptoms, body and muscle aches, chills and fever are increasing dramatically.

How and why have they created?

People usually get with colds and flu, when your immune system is weakened, he said. Prolonged illness, excessive stress and poor nutrition are important factors that affect a person’s immune system. What colds and flu more dangerous is the fact that infectious diseases, which can be from one person to another, which in turn affect the mental health of a person to be transferred.

The call and flu viruses are produced by tiny droplets from coughs or sneezes that are inhaled directly from another person, while still suspended in the air may be transferred .Transmitted by hand contact, such as entering the body through the nose, if the person concerned.

How to keep them away?

If you do not want to affect, colds and flu, mental health, you should keep your immune system healthy. The best way is to prevent people, the common cold and influenza. You should wash your hands regularly with antibacterial soap and keep clean.
There is no safe way to colds and flu with all that prevents caused by more than 200 different viruses. Basically this is no way to control them. However, if you catch colds and flu, have a strong immune system, we must defend.

A strong immune system can be built after the proper diet and eat the right amount of nutrients and minerals. For example, you should consume a lot of green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, sunflower and broccoli, strengthen the immune system.

Vitamin C accelerates the ability of the immune system to fight harmful microorganisms. If you suffer from colds and flu now, about 500 mg of vitamin C per day reduces the duration and severity of colds and flu.

Timor is that healthy cells to combat viruses and avian-known manufacturers. Zinc is a mineral essential for the proper functioning of this gland is essential and can prevent colds and flu. Physical health always attached mental health and understood the requirements for the immune system can help fight colds and flu.

Drinking hot water and other liquids from the fruit is one of the oldest methods to combat colds and flu. Drinking hot water helps to separate the mucosa and reduces mucus formation, common features are cool. In addition to a quick recovery from colds and flu, this approach increases a person’s mental health through a lot.

Another technique for relief of colds and flu is the steam of boiling water with a few drops of thyme oil and eucalyptus to inhale. We inhale the steam in an open area. It is, however, must cover their heads and large bowl with a cloth and breathe, so the maximum amount of water entering the nasal passage.

My body feels very badly, in general, if you have to colds and flu, and the functioning of your brain is too weak and thus ruins your mental health to do.

Ginger and Chile is no good at it, the cold and flu at bay, is considered good tonic herbs. This, combined with an excellent combination of garlic, because garlic natural antibacterial properties. Foods rich in saturated fats and dairy products and other nutrient-poor diet, can be very useful. The alcohol and snuff to be avoided at times like these worsen the cold and flu.

There is no doubt that those affected by the cold and flu should drink plenty of water and rest well. However, to combat colds and flu, you need a doctor and be taken to bring the right treatment, antibiotics and other drugs. This way you can restore your mental health very quickly.

Using Binaural Beats and Holosync

This article is designed to help you understand the relatively new technology of Binaural Beats, as used in the Holosync recordings. You should be aware of how this technology works, the benefits it can bestow and any potential dangers that may come from its use.

By far the most popular binaural beats recording is Holosync. This program is designed to remove negative programming from your past and free you from past traumas, bad memories, emotional issues and negative beliefs. But does it work? To answer that question let me explain a little about the technology.

Binaural Beats are specific frequencies that can bring you into a profoundly deep state of meditation within minutes using the latest innovations in sound technology. They utilize a specific audio mixing technique designed to alter the listener’s brain wave activity. By sitting or lying down in a quiet environment and wearing headphones these beats can be used to create Alpha, Theta and Delta brainwave patterns.

When brainwave patterns change it has been documented that there is also a change in chemical reactions within the body which can have a profound effect on your entire physical structure. In effect these beats have the same impact and benefits of a deep meditative state akin to hypnologic trance or transcendental mediation. Now very few people can enter such deep states of hypnosis and transcendental meditation takes a lifetime to perfect. So the immediate benefits of using a binaural beats recording is apparent.

An added benefit of using such technology is that the states it creates allow you to access the subconscious parts of the mind. Those parts that are subliminal and just below the conscious threshold. Binaural beats can be used with many other self improvement tools (such as subliminal recordings, affirmations or visualization etc.) to increase your personal development dramatically as it creates deep states of relaxation and can put you into Alpha and Theta states. Therefore they can be used as an aid to alter beliefs, heal emotional issues or create behaviour changes. One of the great benefits they can give is a quick energy boost equivalent to a few hours sleep. It is believed that by using binaural beats you can:

1. Create deep states of meditation.

2. Boost your intelligence and creativity.

3. Slow aging.

4. Remove emotional blocks, old traumas and create profound emotional changes at an extremely deep level.

5. Eliminate Stress & anxiety.

The beauty of binaural beats is that they can be used to induce these states and create these changes with no effort on the part of the listener. You just wear a set of headphones and let the sound technology do the rest.

The discovery of binaural technology is mostly accredited to Dr. Gerald Oster. Oster first published research about binaural beats in 1973 in Scientific American after he had conducted extensive studies.

However, this is not as well known, binaural beats where in fact first discovered as far back as 1839 by an Associate Professor, at the University of Berlin, called Heinrich Wilhelm Dove. Dove accidentally discovered that when two similar sounds, which are only slightly shifted in frequency, are given separately to left and right ear they cause a pulsation or beat type effect within the brain.

However, it was Dr. Oster who uncovered the full benefits of using this new technology when he discovered the effects that binaural beats have on the mind and body.

There are many producers of binaural beat technology competing in the market today. It is possible to create your own with the proper software. However, an in-depth knowledge of brainwave patterns and their effect on the mind and body is advisable before ever trying to create your own. I have read several forum postings that state the use of binaural beat technologies has created negative and even damaging results on listeners. For that reason I believe it is safer to stick to the tried and tested pre-made recordings that are available for a reasonable fee. You can purchase separate binaural beat recordings to induce almost any emotional state or you can even enrol on a binaural beat program for self improvement that takes several years to complete.

I, myself, have no experience of any damaging effects due to the use of binaural beats. However, if you are using binaural beats for personal development purposes their use can be uncomfortable. All my experiences have been extremely positive, although not always pleasurable. Let me explain.

ECC machines have been used in the past to monitor the brain activity of life-long meditaters. These experts at meditation showed alpha, that and even delta brainwave patterns while in a self-induced meditative state. Through binaural beat recordings you can create such states easily.

The alpha brainwave patterns are only apparent during a relaxed state. Alpha brainwaves are the most apparent brainwave state encountered during hypnosis and when we experience this state, which do constantly throughout the day, we are extremely susceptible to suggestion. This is the state that you enter during hypnosis. Theta brainwaves allow for the absorption of huge amounts of information while Delta brainwaves are most apparent when you enter a state of deep but dreamless sleep. It is the Delta state that is the main aim of such practices as transcendental meditation. Although for many entering the delta state while fully conscious can be very relaxing, for most it is not, for it is during such brain activity that internal change occurs.

Through deep meditative states you can activate profound positive changes in your body, mind and emotional state which remain permanent. As binaural beta recordings bring you into these states effortlessly, you can gain all the benefits without any of the work. This can be a very profound and extremely life-changing experience. You will find past buried memories resurface as the beats direct your brain to restructure its neural network and raise your “comfort level” to a new high. It only takes a few listening sessions before you see positive results. You will feel less stressed in situations that previously sent you up the wall, will be more focused in the moment and your tasks at hand, much more centred and composed. The technology literally eliminates negative emotional, mental and physical patterns. The discomfort I spoke of earlier comes from the restructuring of your brain’s neural network as old buried uncomfortable memories are triggered in the brain before the connecting emotional response is wiped away. You are still left with the memory of the event but you no longer have any emotional attachment to it. Don’t worry, for some reason, it doesn’t affect positive memories! It may be due to the natural state of the mind and body, for this system of mind/body is always seeking equilibrium and harmony, which tends to lead to feelings of joy and happiness.

Binaural beats is a proven technology that can create brainwave changes which alter your mood and changes the chemical reactions in your body to encourage faster healing and harmonious interaction between cells. However, there is currently research being conducted to determine if these beats can actually direct the brain to reformat DNA encoding. If this is possible the possibilities are almost limitless – decrease in illness, genetic disorders, a reversal of aging etc.

If personal development and self improvement isn’t your main aim for investigating binaural beats (and don’t want to get younger) then the single recordings designed to induce specific mind/body changes is enough. You can get recordings for an energy boost, meditation, to spark the creative areas of the brain, induce deep sleep and even one that acts like a digital drug!

All these changes happen effortlessly and easily. You will need a place to sit or lie quietly and a good pair of stereo earphones. The recording does the rest.

Role of Leech Therapy in Skin Diseases

The skin is the body’s primary line of defense against infection. There are three common layers to the skin – Epidermis, Dermis and Hypodermis, composed of skin cells, capillaries, sweat glands, and hair follicles.

Common skin diseases often occur in the two uppermost layers, the epidermis and the dermis. Uncomplicated skin diseases are easily cured because the skin generally sheds after a couple of days, but more complicated skin diseases are rooted at the hypodermis level and these are more difficult to cure. Some skin diseases are rendered incurable and only subject to remission and exacerbation; that is, they remain idle on occasions and flare up from time to time.

Leech Therapy or Hirudotherapy has been practiced for centuries and is still widely used today. Although there is not much documentation available, leech therapy is still well accepted in many parts of the world. Leech therapy is one of the most important and widely practiced methods of regimental therapy used for local evacuation of morbid humours. It is a procedure of treatment with the use of medicinal leech. This kind of therapy is known from the time of extreme antiquity, more than 2500 yrs, and is still alive nowadays. It has been suggested and successfully practiced by Unani and Ayurvedic physicians in the management of musculoskeletal diseases, gynaecological disorders, chronic skin diseases, varicose vein, ENT disorders, thromboembolic diseases etc since long.

 Hirudotherapy is the use of medical leeches for the treatment of a variety of diseases. Each leech can absorb a small amount of blood, no more than 10 to 15 ml at a time and, as such, several leeches are used during each therapeutic session. According to many ancient beliefs, Hirudotherapy is included in the five bio-purificatory procedures that are based on the belief that the removal of unclean and impure blood treats the root of all sufferings.

Hirudotherapy for Alopecia

Alopecia is more commonly known as baldness. We are not talking about the normal age-related baldness, but the gradual and radical hair loss due to a fungal infection or dandruff. About 100 hairs are naturally lost from the head every day, though the average human scalp contains between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs. Genetic baldness is caused by the body’s failure to produce sufficient new hairs, not by excessive hair loss. It affects men more than women, although women also can develop a characteristic pattern of hair loss. About one quarter of men have started balding by the time they are thirty, and about two thirds are either bald or are balding by 60.

One of the advantages of Hirudotherapy is improvement of blood circulation. Bald spots in your head have less hair density because they have less blood circulation compared to other parts. The proliferation of fungi in the area can be one of the factors that cause the reduced blood flow. Leech therapy is not generally associated with treating alopecia, but is very effective nonetheless. Blood circulation improves as a result and the body’s natural defense against fungal infection can once again be delivered to the affected areas, thereby promoting healing.

Hirudotherapy to Treat Boils

Boils are infections deep in the skin. A boil begins as a red area and gradually becomes tender and firm. An ‘eye’ forms at the center and contains yellow fluid called pus, which is composed of white blood cells, dead bacteria and proteins.

During leech therapy, leeches are placed directly over the eye of the boil, so they can feed directly on the pus and at the same time, other leeches will be placed around the area to rid the body of pooled blood. This is important, because pooled blood causes pressure, leading to tenderness and will relieve the patient of pain.

Hirudotherapy to Treat Shingles

Shingles [Herpes Zoster] is a viral skin disease in adults and occurs due to reactivation in adulthood of dormant viral matter leftover from a bout of chickenpox in childhood. Although lifelong immunity to chickenpox is commonly spoken about, the viruses that cause it may lie dormant for years in sensory nerve cells, reactivating themselves and causing an attack of shingles at times when the immune system is weak, resulting in inflammation, pain, and a rash of small skin blisters. The skin manifestation of herpes zoster is not serious, but the pain caused by the inflammation of the underlying nerve can be severe, lasting for weeks.

Treatment for Shingles is designed merely to limit the severity and duration of pain because there are usually post infection complications like neuralgia [chronic severe pain around a nerve path]. Leeches saliva contains a substance that has analgesic [pain killing] effects. Pain relief is known to be more powerful and longer lasting than general pain relieving tablets.

Hirudotherapy for Psoriasis

There are many skin diseases that can be treated with Hirudotherapy and one disease worth mentioning is Psoriasis.Psoriasis is a common skin condition that occurs when the skin cells replace themselves too quickly. There are many different types, but the most common is chronic plaque psoriasis.

The extent of the disease can vary from a few tiny lesions here and there on the body, but are most commonly seen on knees, elbows, the chest and scalp, appearing as red, scaly patches that reveal fine silvery scales when scraped or scratched and often itch and feel uncomfortable. This condition can cause sufferers to become withdrawn and uncomfortable in forming relationships because of the way people react to the appearance of their skin.

Why psoriasis occurs is unknown, which makes it quite impossible to prevent. However, many things are thought to trigger the condition, including skin injury, sore throats/chest infections, some drug treatments, sunburn and even stress. As hopeless as it all may sound, ancient doctors have been using Hirudotherapy to improve the outcome of skin diseases like psoriasis. Not only are leeches useful for sucking pooled blood, their saliva also contains active substances that are bactericidal [fights off bacteria that proliferates over thick layers of excess skin cells]. Other substances in the leech’s saliva also cause gradual slowing of skin cell production, giving noticeable relief for patients.

Don’t Get Sick Twice – Avoid A Flu Recurrence

Recurrences of the flu are very common. Every year, thousands of Australians come down with slightly mutated versions of the same exact virus they had just a while earlier. You can learn how to prevent a recurrence of the flu by reading the tips below.

Why Does Influenza Recur So Often?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just catch the flu once, then be done with it for life? Sadly, this is not the case. Most of us will contend with the flu multiple times during our life – sometimes twice within the same season. Why? Because influenza can belong to one of two different families – type A or type B. Also, different strains are always mutating and coming around again. The flu that you had last summer can go away, mutate, and return to make you sick all over again. This is precisely why the flu vaccination has to be updated every year – and why you should make a point of getting it.

Avoid A Recurrence Of The Flu: Diet –

Consuming a healthy diet is one of the best ways to avoid a recurrence of the flu. A healthy diet helps boost your immune system. Strong immune systems are much better at fighting off the flu than compromised immune systems. Fresh fruits and vegetables – along with lean meats and other healthy sources of protein – should all be staples of your daily diet.

Get Plenty Of Exercise To Avoid A Recurrence –

Your diet isn’t the only thing that can contribute to a healthy immune system. Getting plenty of regular exercise can keep your body strong. A strong body is much likelier to have a strong immune system, and is better able to fight off the influenza virus. Even something as simple as a daily walk can do wonders for your health.

Get Flu Vaccinations –

One of the perks of living in modern times is having easy access to the flu vaccine. By receiving it once a year, you can largely avoid the flu. It is the best way to keep the flu at bay, as it is developed based on the three most prevalent strains per year. Make it a habit to get your flu shot each year and avoid a recurrence of the flu.

Narcolepsy Symptoms – How This Dangerous Sleep Disorder Can Wreck Your Life

Narcolepsy is a rare condition in which people fall asleep at the oddest moments, almost always when they want to keep awake. This disorder is more neurological in nature. The brains sends sleep-inducing messages to the body at unpredictable and inappropriate moments.

They find themselves overwhelmed by the need to sleep at the oddest moments of the day in the midst of any activity. Often, a narcoleptic falls asleep when he or she is engaged in activities such as attending a meeting, watching a movie, eating, or conversing. Nacrolepsy can be dangerous when a patient falls asleep in front of the steering wheel while driving or while cooking.

Most people suffering from nacrolepsy aren’t aware of when and how they fall asleep or of how sleepy they actually are. Often family members, friends, and colleagues have to convince them to seek the help of a doctor.

Nacrolepsy can be indentified through five major symptoms; insomnia and sleep fragmentaion, excessive sleep during daytime, cataplexy, sleep paralyis, and hypnagogic hallucinations. In some cases, patients experience only one symptom while others experience all the five.

Excessive Daytime Sleep

This symptom heralds the onset of narcolepsy. All narcolepsy patients experience this symptom. The desire to go to sleep is so overpowering that the patient can do nothing about it. In spite of their most sincere attempts, they are not able to overcome it. This desire to sleep, commonly known as sleep attack, comes several times per day and lasts for a few minutes.

Fragmented Sleep and Insomnia

This is another common symptom of narcolepsy. Narcoleptics do not find it easy to fall asleep at night although they can easily sleep during the day. Even if they do fall asleep, they find themselves waking up several times. In other words, their sleep does the follow the normal REM/nonREM pattern.

Sleep Paralysis

About fifty percent of the people suffering from this disorder experience this symptom. For a long time before falling asleep or on waking, the patient will not be able to move or talk.

Cataplexy

The condition of being unable to move one’s muscle is called cataplexy. Cataplexy is short term, and about fifty percent of the people suffering from narcolepsy experience this disorder.

Cataplexy is due to a nonfunctional part of REM. Often, it is triggered by strong emotions. In extreme cases, the patient’s knees buckle under him or her, the jaws and neck become weak, and he or she might collapse on the ground. In spite of the fact that the person looks alseep and can’t talk, they are very much awake and know what is going on.

Hypnagogic Hallucination

People experiencing this symptom see and hear very realistic, frightening images and sounds and experience wierd physical sensations. These are experienced as dreams just before falling asleep or just before waking up. People experiencing this symptom find it hard to distinguish between reality and dream. Usually, these hallucinations are terrifying and are associated with sleep paralysis.

Narcolepsy is also associated with other minor symptoms such as migraine headache, problems with concentration and memory, blurred vision, and automatic behavior, which continues for a long time. Automatic behaviour means a person suffering from narcolepsy usually performing a task incorrectly. For example, he or she could go on writing past a page or put a tukey into the dishwasher, instead of in the oven.

Narcolepsy is a dangerous condition. If neglected and left untreated, it could absolutely wreck the patient’s life.

How Lack of Sleep Can Damage Your Health

What is Insomnia?

The average person spends approximately 1/3 of his or her life sleeping. Although we do not yet fully understand either the purpose or the mechanics of sleep, we do know that an insufficient amount can have far-reaching consequences: our work performance, our personal relationships, and our physical and mental health all depend on getting an appropriate amount of rest.

The inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep throughout the night is a condition known as insomnia, and it is among the most common of all medical complaints; approximately 1/3 of all people experience a period of insomnia at least once during their lifetime. Individuals with insomnia typically experience at least one of the following symptoms:

– Difficulties falling asleep;
– Inability to stay asleep, or waking up too early;
– Sleepiness during the day;
– Fatigue or lack of energy;
– Irritability;
– Headache;
– Decreased ability to concentrate;
– Increased errors or accidents;
– Depression and/or anxiety;
– Continual worry about sleep.

Health Risks of Insomnia

If you are not getting the sleep that you need, your insomnia may eventually lead to serious consequences for your health. In the short term, your alertness and focus are impaired, which can have a negative effect on your school or work performance. Relationship problems may result from irritability due to lack of sleep, while fatigue may prevent you from participating in your normal activities.

In the long-term, the complications of insomnia can be even more severe. Hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and mood disorders are all associated with chronic insomnia; these conditions can be life-threatening, and they will certainly reduce the quality of your life.

What Causes Insomnia?

Insomnia is symptomatic of a large number of physiological disorders; if you are having difficulty sleeping, chances are that an underlying health problem is to blame. Illness, infection, mental health disorders, and medications can all keep you from getting the proper amount of rest. Hormone and neurotransmitter imbalances can affect your body’s ability to fall asleep, and dietary deficiencies can cause insomnia, as well. Exposure to toxic elements such as heavy metals, molds, and other environmental pollutants have also been shown to impair sleep.

Finding the Cause of Insomnia

By determining what is causing your insomnia, your health care provider will be better able to help you design a plan for managing your sleep problem. To find out what is keeping you up at night, your doctor may ask you a series of questions about your lifestyle, your sleeping environment, and even the sleep habits of your partner. A variety of lab tests can also be useful in pinpointing the cause of your insomnia in the event that a health problem is involved.

Managing Insomnia

The first step to getting back to sleep is to treat the underlying cause. Establishing good sleep habits may include nutritional support, exercise, detoxification, and incorporating a relaxation technique into your daily routine.

Good sleep hygiene is important for getting the rest you need. By following the guidelines listed here, you will find yourself drifting off easily, without the constant worry about getting enough sleep every night.

– Stick to a constant sleep schedule, with a consistent bed time and wake-up time;
– Avoid bright lights (including the television and computer) for at least two hours before bedtime;
– Do not exercise within three hours of bedtime;
– Make sure your bedroom is for sleeping – keep the TV, computer, and any other distractions in another room;
– Make sure your sleeping environment is cool, dark and quiet;
– Avoid caffeine, smoking, and alcohol, especially before bed;
– Don’t eat right before you go to bed;
– Try a relaxation exercise such as deep breathing before you turn in.

Over-the-counter and prescription sleep medications are best avoided; they may help you fall asleep, but they can be habit-forming, and they have a variety of negative side effects. By identifying the cause of your insomnia and making some adjustments to your lifestyle, you should be able to overcome your sleep difficulties naturally.

Binaural Beats Advantages and Disadvantages

If you have become interested in brainwave entrainment products such as binaural beats you might have realized that there is a wide range of selection on the market. It can be challenging to know which binaural recordings are top quality, which ones are worth the cash and how to choose the ones that will give you the results you seek.

Below are some of the aspects you have to consider before buying your binaural beats audio and also the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing brainwave entrainment software.

Before purchasing your binaural beats consider these factors…

  • Quality – Don’t assume all binaural beat audios are the same. Some companies will use stock recordings and the quality will be sacrificed, particularly if they are in MP3 format. You will need to try to find genuine, raw audios. Especially make sure the MP3’s are created with as little compression as possible.
  • Technology – Binaural beats are the most well known type of brainwave entrainment. However there are other forms… specifically monaural beats and isochronic tones that have proven to be much more effective and also to work much faster. Many brainwave entrainment companies offer all types of recordings and in some cases they may even use a mixture of all three.
  • Price – You will see that prices will differ significantly with the binaural beats audios. A big price tag does not always ensure a great product and it is quite possible to buy extremely good quality recordings for a very affordable price.

Binaural Beats Advantages

I have been using binaural beats for years and in all honesty the number of benefits I have experienced are substantial. Binaural beats are known to assist with:

  • Stress release and relaxation
  • Improved focus
  • Better sleep
  • Stopping panic attacks
  • Better health
  • Helping addictions
  • Improving memory and IQ
  • Experiencing specific unique mind states

Binaural Beats Disadvantages

For many people binaural beats and brainwave entrainment applications are 100% safe. There are some groups of individuals however who should either be especially careful or otherwise not try them at all such as:

  • People who have problems with seizures
  • Individuals involved in any kind of activity where falling asleep could be harmful, for example working with heavy machinery or cooking
  • Children
  • Pregnant women
  • Those who suffer from heart problems or use a pacemaker

For anybody who is thinking of using binaural beats to aid with numerous things in your life I would highly recommend doing some on-line research and researching the many brainwave entrainment companies.

Speaking from my own experience binaural beats are the most cost effective and efficient tool for self-development that I have found and I highly recommend exploring them further.

Binaural Beats – Brain Wave Entrainment

You must have heard of binaural beat frequencies. Neurophysiologists have used this for cognitive and neurological research. Ordinary people can also benefit from this discovery by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove way back 1839 as you’ll see in a little while.

A little about sound waves.

A sound wave is produced when an object moves back and forth for more than 20 times per second (the lower threshold of human hearing). Imagine when you fan yourself in a hot summer day, the number of times the fan completes a cycle – from the starting point all the way in one direction then going back in the reverse direction and back to the starting point – in one second is called the frequency or cycles per second. We cannot hear sound waves from the fan because we cannot attain the lowest frequency that our ears can hear.

The upper threshold in which our ears can hear is 20,000 cycles per second. We may not be able to hear that frequency because as the frequency nears the extremes, our sensitivity for those frequencies also diminishes.

Brain Waves

Different brain activities produce different brain waves. Depending on our activity; walking, reading, having a conversation, dreaming, etc., our brains produces different brain waves in the range between less than one cycle per second up to 40 cycles per second.

When you are in deep sleep or delta sleep, your brain waves produces .5 cycles per second up to 4 cycles per second. This is the stage where most body repair or healing takes place.

The theta state, 4 cycles per second to 8 cycles per second occurs just before we go to deep sleep. This is the state where most meditation practitioners try to lengthen because of the many benefits that this state can bring to our learning abilities, cognitive abilities and so on.

The state before theta is alpha where you are in a relaxed and a little alert state. Our brain produces 8 to 14 cycles per second of brain waves.

The alert state or fully awake state is the beta. 14 to 30 cycles per second are produced by the brain waves in this state.

Binaural Beats

When our ears hear different frequencies from our ears, our brain resonates to the difference in frequency and keeps in step in that frequency. If for you have a headphone and the right channel produces a tone of 200 cycles per second and the left channel produces 197 cycles per second, our brain resonates to the difference – 3 cycles per second. This means that if your brain was in a certain brain wave pattern say the theta state, your brain will shift to the delta state if it would resonate to a 3 cycles per second binaural beat. This is called brain entrainment of frequency following response.

Usefulness

Several people have designed binaural beats to help people achieve a desired state. For example, if you need healing; physically or emotionally; a binaural tone designed to bring you to the delta state is produced.

Some binaural beats are designed to give you a restful sleep. It takes you from the beta state, alpha, theta and then to delta. A comfortable mattress bed plus binaural beats can give you better and restful sleep which can relieve us of stress, anxiety or depression which we all need to rejuvenate us for another day of activities.

The Ugly Truth About Fat Cells and Diets

As we all know, the majority of Americans are overweight – approximately two-thirds of adults and over 15% of both children and teens are so labeled. It seems so easy to put it on and oh, so hard to take off. Remember the very first diet you ever tried? The weight came right off, and then before you knew it, it was right back on again. The next diet you went on may have been a little more difficult. Oh, those dratted fat cells! What makes them so hard to get rid of anyway? HowStuffWorks.com explains that “Fat cells are formed in the developing fetus during the third trimester of pregnancy, and later at the onset of puberty.” Following puberty, the number of fat cells usually remains the same (they just get bigger) unless as HowStuffWorks.com points out, the adult gains a significant amount of weight or has liposuction. Wait a minute! Just hold on there! Don’t people get liposuction in order to remove fat cells? So now you tell me they can come back? The culprit is a hormone called Leptin. When fat is removed, Leptin levels drop, causing an auto-correction mechanism in your body to increase your appetite (and of course, eating) in order to restore normal Leptin levels. As eating increases, new fat cells are created to make up for the ones that disappeared. “Whew,” the body says, “now we are back to normal!” Doesn’t the body realize we are only trying to improve things? Apparently not!

From the Tooele County website, there is more discouraging news. Unlike red and white blood cells, that after they are no longer needed, simply dissolve and leave the body via the skin, urine or bowel, fat cells never go away unless the Liposuction option is exercised and that’s beginning to sound like not such a good option! Not only do fat cells not go away, but they can divide and grow, repeating this process infinitum!

So, there you have it! The most you can hope for in a diet is to shrink the nasty little devils and try to prevent them from taking over your body again. Most diets will work, at least in the beginning, but winning the battle of the bulge is going to take more than just a good beginning. The reason most diets fail is due to the poor nutrition, i.e., starvation that the body is subjected to and the leaching of muscle mass to feed the body. Eventually, things get so out of balance that the body once again tries to preserve its fat storage just in case it is subjected to starvation again and increases the appetite in order to restore normal functioning.

Woe is me, you must be thinking! Not only am I stuck with these fat cells forever, but they can divide endlessly! Additionally, my body is fighting me every step of the way. Wait! There may actually be a solution! A major discovery revolving around the amino acid, Leucine that has surfaced lately indicates that sufficient amounts of this amino acid positively affect muscle retention. It is no surprise then, that Leucine-rich diets especially when accompanied by exercise can produce impressive results. There are numerous articles and endless scientific journal data supporting these findings. Just Google “leucine muscle” to do your own research. Keeping muscle is obviously a good thing, but how do you loose weight, or more specifically inches, since muscle weighs lots more than fat, without activating the body’s survival responses? The answer is to select a high-quality Leucine diet plan that provides balanced nutrition, energy and satisfies hunger without sacrificing your body’s basic needs. I personally have tried a great Leucine diet that I hardily recommend. It may be found at http://www.cinchplan.com/nancy_chappell. It is very reasonably priced, comes with everything you need to start immediately, and is the easiest diet to follow and live with I have ever experienced! People on this diet report not only inch and weight loss as a result, but also improved health and increased energy. With most diets, the most you can hope for is to lose a few pounds and just live through it. What I am suggesting is not just a diet, but a whole new “weigh” of life, so don’t do it if you are not sincerely committed to making a change for the better. Want to do something really good for yourself? Check it out! The product is 100% guaranteed, but the price is subject to change, so do it right away. You have nothing to lose, but the fat!

Are Grapes a Good Medicine for the Flu?

The Flu can be really bummer to get however it is different the cold virus and knowing the difference as well as how to stop it can be helpful. The common cold and the flu are both caused by a virus however they are different. When someone has a cold they are usually talking about the symptoms but a variety of viruses can infect them.

The flu is mostly caused by something known as an influenza virus. One of the differences between a cold and the flu is that the flu can last longer and can be more hurtful. Can you name one of the symptoms of the flu virus that is different than a cold?

One of the trademarks that is associated with the flu is that a person can receive a fever and their temperature can reach a 100 degrees. Grapes contain an ingredient that is called resveratrol and this substance can help destroy flu symptoms in a person. Researchers tested this substance with the virus in mice and it was found to be over 85% effective with preventing replication of the virus.

Also this nutrient can assist with strengthening a person’s immune system and this can help fight the flu ailment. To give you an idea on how it can do this is because it can lower inflammation in a person. Inflammation is the process in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.

When this happens the immune system is not focused on the real enemy just like if all the police were chasing bogus crimes and it would make things easier for real criminals.

Grapes also make something known as grape seed extract which has tons of benefits. Not only can this extract help with the flu it can prevent aging, wrinkles, heart disease as well as cancer. Antioxidants can be helpful to to their ability to stop free radical damage by giving it an electron that it’s seeking. One of the ways that grape seed extract can help with wrinkles is that it contains a ton of antioxidants.

Plus it can make collagen stronger and this not only reduces wrinkles but can lessen scarring to. Some of these benefits have not been proven in humans as of now but the studies on animals have been very promising.

Another idea on how someone can stop the flu virus is by taking something known as Echinacea. This Echinacea is a herb is thought to boost someone’s immune system and thus lessen the duration of someone being sick.

Prevent Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an illness that affects one or both lungs and that used to be one of the main causes of death 2 centuries ago. It is caused by microorganisms that attack the tissue from the lungs, causing it to inflammate and leading to a severe condition if the infection is not treated in time.

Pneumonia is an illness that is typically the result of a pneumococcus bacterial infection in the lungs, and there are more than eighty different strains and varieties of this bacteria type. The vaccine given will not protect against all of these bacteria, but it does protect against the twenty-three most common types. This vaccine also will not protect against the illness caused by other factors, such as fluid or food particles lodged in the lungs.

You can prevent pneumonia through immunization. The vaccines are in the form of liquid which is injected muscularly or epidermally. Most infants receive pneumococcal conjugate vaccine as part of their regular immunization. The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is given to adults, especially seniors, diabetics and people with chronic heart condition and lung infection.

Influenza, commonly known as “the flu”, is an infectious disease generally caused by viruses. The viruses responsible for causing the flu during viral outbreaks are very contagious and they can easily be contracted by entering in contact with infected people. Flu viruses are airborne and they can be transmitted through coughing, sneezing or simply by breathing the same air with contaminated individuals.

Well pneumonia occurs when the tissue inside one or both lungs gets infected with a virus, bacteria, or another parasite. The problem is that the viruses or bacteria that cause pneumonia are in the air we breathe, so avoiding them is pretty hard to do since you can’t see them. They can even be found in your food or in what you are drinking.

Pneumonia, which means inflammation of the lungs, is a common illness that can affect anyone. It is a much more serious condition in the elderly, in chronically ill individuals and in those with impaired immunity from cancer or certain medications. Most of the time, this illness is caused by infection, which is usually caused by bacteria or viruses. Rarer forms of this illness include tuberculosis, fungi or even certain chemicals or medications.

A flu shot is a vaccine that helps to prevent the occurrence of flu, and other viruses. Flu viruses change every year, so it is important to get a new shot each year. Last year’s shot cannot protect you from this year’s viruses.

Convalescence from pneumonia is slow and it may take weeks for a patient to lose his cough and his feeling of weakness. Very often patient have virus pneumonia in a form so mild they do not know they have it. There is no temperature, a mild cough, and some feeling of weakness. The presence of the disease is made known in such cases only when routine chest X rays are taken and the lung infection is revealed.

Another form of chemical pneumonia is aspiration pneumonia. Aspiration pneumonia refers to the problem of mouth contents entering the airways instead of going into the stomach. This can lead to an infection of the lungs, fever and breathing problems, even a bacterial pneumonia.

Magnesium acts as a muscle relaxant that can relieve aching lungs and tight muscles as well as help you get a good night’s sleep. Magnesium can also be absorbed through the skin in an Epsom salt bath. Simply hop into a hot bath to which you have added a couple of cups of Epsom salts. Relax in the bath for at least 20 minutes before heading to bed for the night. You should sleep deeply and wake feeling refreshed.

Teens Just Can’t Get Enough Sleep !

Some people just can’t get themselves to sleep even if they want to. Teen-agers are not exempted from getting sleep problems not only because they are usually overloaded with school projects which take most of their sleeping time. Even with all the hustle and bustle that comes with school, teenagers’ normally have enough adrenalin to last them till the wee hours of the morning.

Still, frequent sleep deprivation can cause problems even for the most healthy and vibrant youngster. Young people who experience sleep deficit have difficulty concentrating, studying, and working effectively. Long-term sleep deprivation can actually lead to emotional problems like depression.

According to recent studies, teenagers need 8½ to more than 9 hours of sleep every night. However, during the stage of adolescence, the body’s internal biological clock, also known as circadian rhythm, is reset. The changes in the circadian rhythm makes them fall asleep later at night and wake up later in the morning. Experts attribute this change in the circadian rhythm to the fact that the brain hormone called melatonin is produced later at night in teens. Melatonin is released earlier in the night among kids and adults. Also, the delay in the sleep–wake cycle can worsen and possibly affect a person’s daily performance at school or at work. This is called the delayed sleep phase syndrome.

Aside from changes in their body clocks, young people may also lose sleep due to insomnia, or the inability to fall asleep or staying asleep, which is commonly caused by stress. But there are other factors which may cause insomnia. These include physical discomfort such as stuffy nose due to colds or headaches; emotional problems like family issues or relationship troubles; and uncomfortable sleeping conditions, such as lying in a room that is too hot, cold, or noisy. Trying to sleep in a cramped bed or using pillows that are too soft or too firm also contributes to sleep deprivation.
Insomnia is also one of the most common problems associated with sleep deprivation. This sleeping problem lasts for a long period of time without relief. Chronic insomnia can be caused by a number of different problems, including medical conditions, mental health problems, medication side effects, or substance abuse. In extreme cases, chronic insomnia may lead to psychophysiologic insomnia — a condition where a person’s mind and body are severely affected by sleep deprivation. Sufferers of chronic insomnia are advised to seek help the help of physicians, therapists, or counselors for their condition.

A nightmare is a common experience among teens which can disrupt sleep patterns. Certain medications can trigger nightmares. Drugs and alcohol can also cause sleep altering patterns. However, stress and anxiety can also trigger nightmares. If nightmares interfere with sleep, it’s time to talk to medical health professionals. Other conditions that can affect sleep in young people include Periodic Limb Disorder, Restless Legs Syndrome, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Reflux, Narcolepsy, and Sleepwalking.
When there’s a feeling of fatigue even after getting enough rest, a consultation with your doctor is advised. Excessive fatigue can be due to a number of health reasons, not just a sleep disorder. Doctors can do a physical examination and may review a person’s medical history when they suspect the presence of other conditions that interfere with sleep.
Some sleep disorders can be treated with over-the-counter sleeping pills while others can be addressed through special therapy meant to reset a person’s body clock. Teens are encouraged to make lifestyle changes that promote good sleeping habits such as avoiding playing video games or watching TV before sleeping, as well as drinking too much coffee at nighttime.

Various Types of Skin Diseases Predicted in Astrology

Skin diseases is a broad terminology used of a variety of skin disorder caused by many internal and external factors like genetic, viral, bacterial, inflammatory, allergic and environment hazards.

A skin disease causes misery, incapacity, mental suffering and economic loss to a person because of its visibility.

By carefully analysing ones horoscope, an astrologer not only can predict the exact cause of skin problems, but can also suggest some astrological remedies.

Factors Responsible for Skin Disorders

  • Ascendant: general mental and physical health
  • 2nd house: represent face, pimples on face, facial scars
  • 6th house: sickness
  • Saturn: natural significator of skin, age related problems, eczema, incurable diseases
  • Moon: blood impurity, anaemia
  • Venus: beauty of skin
  • Mercury: stress in life, skin problems
  • Mars: boils, rashes, allergies, measles

Different combination for various skin diseases:

Leprosy

  • Afflicted Ascendant and Moon causes blood impurity
  • Sun, Mars and Saturn placed together in any house cause leprosy
  • A weak malefic planet posited in ascendant and in heavy affliction may induce leprosy
  • Moon, Saturn and Mars together are posited in Cancer/ Scorpio/ Pisces, native may suffer from leprosy
  • Venus, Saturn, Mars, Moon together placed in a watery sign and in heavy affliction may cause lingering death due to severe leprosy
  • Jupiter and Venus/Moon placed in 6th house and aspected by a malefic
  • 6th lord associated with Rahu/Ketu posited in ascendant/8th/10th house may cause leprosy
  • Lords of ascendant, 6th and 8th placed together in 6th house
  • If Moon/Mercury as lord of ascendant associated with Rahu/Ketu and aspected by Saturn causes leprosy

Leucoderma

  • Moon, Sun and a malefic posited in Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces gives the problem of leucoderma
  • Moon, Venus and a malefic planet placed in a movable sign causes leucoderma
  • Mars and Saturn posited in 2nd/12th house, Moon in ascendant, and Sun is placed in 7th house
  • Rahu, Sun, Mars/Saturn associated with Moon and Mercury/ ascendant
  • A malefic planet in Cancer/Scorpio/Pisces may cause white patches on the body
  • Ascendant posited in 8th house associated /aspected by malefic, chances of having white patches increases
  • Moon in ascendant hammed between two malefic planets posited in 2nd and 12th
  • Moon, Mars and Saturn together placed in Aries/Taurus

Eczema

  • Mercury and Rahu associated with lord of ascendant/6th, cause eczema
  • 6th lord is in inimical sign/inauspiciously placed/retrograde/debilitate cause eczema
  • 6th lord is with a malefic and aspected by a malefic being placed in ascendant/8th/10th

Itching

  • Saturn is strong and posited in 3rd with Mars causes itching to the native.

Chickenpox and measles

  • Mars in ascendant aspected by Sun and Saturn, native may suffer from chickenpox.
  • Sun in ascendant aspected by Mars or Mars in ascendant aspected by sun causes chickenpox.
  • 6th lord placed in 7th aspected by Mars.
  • Lords of ascendant and 6th placed together with Mars causes measles.
  • Saturn in 8th house and Mars in 7th/9th house cause chickenpox.

Boils, pimples, rashes and sores

  • Mars with the 6th lord causes skin problems like boils, rashes and sores etc.
  • Mars and Ketu placed in 6th/8th causes skin problems.
  • Mars and Saturn placed in 6th/12th causes boils [skin abscesses].
  • Saturn in 8th and Mars in 7th, causes pimples on the face
  • 6th lord and a malefic posited in ascendant/8th, causes boil.
  • 6th lord associated with Rahu/Ketu placed in ascendant the native may suffer from boil.
  • Saturn, Mars and Jupiter placed in 4th, the native may have lingering boils besides having severe heart problems.

Cimetidine for Skin Diseases

Cimetidine appears to have a role in the treatment of chronic idopathic urticaria and some other types of urticaria when used in combination with various H1 blockers. For symptomatic dermatographism, the combination of an antihistamine and an H2 antagonist, such as chlorpheniramine and cimetidine, appears to be effective.

Cimetidine might also increase the latency time of heat-induced urticaria. It appears that a combination regimen of H1 blockers, H2 blockers, and mast-cell stabilizers gives partial relief to the patients with mastocytosis. Scombroid fish poisoning has been successfully treated with cimetidine.

Several eosinophilic dermatoses have responded to cimeditine. It was successful when used for eosinophilic fascitis; however, after a 5-month course it was discontinued because of side effects. It has been used to treat eosinophilic pustular folliculitis in children. The beneficial effects might be a result of the interrelation of histamine, mast cells and eosinophils in allergy and allergic disease.

Cimetidine was useful in treating pruritus after a burn injury. In a study controlling for the effect of topical medications, a cetirizine-cimetidine combination demonstrated a moderate improvement at 12 hours after the initial administration of the medication when compared with a diphenhydramine-placebo combination. Oral cimetidine accelerated the recovery of skin barrier function after disruption in a dry environment, but histamine and the histamine H2 receptor agonist, dimaprit, delayed barrier repair.

Cimetidine has a valuable role in treating of PFAPA syndrome. In one study, it was as an effective first-line therapy for PFAPA at 20 mg/kg/day, curing 49 of 83 patients. Alternatively, other authorities state that glucocorticoids are the most highly effective in controlling symptoms. Tonsillectomy and cimetidine treatment were associated with remission in a small number of patients. In another study of 8 children, cimetidine was effective with no side effects.

Cimetidine has been suggested as a treatment for acute intermittent porphyria. Its role seems to be as a second-line treatment to intravenous hemin, which is expensive but appears to be more effective than increased carbohydrate intake. Cimetidine may also have a role in the prophylaxis of acute episodes by maintaining a baseline suppression of ALA-synthase activity.

Because of its function as an immunomodulator, researchers have used cimetidine in research on melanoma. In horses, it has been used to treat melanoma, although no benefit has been found. In immunodeficient mice with transplanted melanoma cell lines, administration of cimetidine combined with tamoxifen seems to decrease melanoma growth.

As with other skin abnormalities, moles are classically removed by laser, surgery, or electrocautery. Most of these treatments require multiple visits to the doctor. Laser and electrocautery treatments are not always effective because they only reach the outermost layers of the skin, while moles penetrate very deep into the dermal tissue, often beyond the reach of these treatments.

Surgery, the other option doctors commonly offer, involves cutting out the mole. The resulting wound requires stitches, which will in turn leave a scar. NeviCurative provides a safe and effective alternative to current medical treatments that can be invasive and expensive. It provides total clearance of moles without any recurrence, discomfort, or tissue damage.

NeviCurative is well-known for its antioxidant properties. It is comprised of certified organic medicinal plant extracts, which have demonstrated their ability to eradicate melanomas and skin tumors in laboratory tests. These extracts have a remarkable array of pharmacological and biochemical properties, which are highly effective in eradicating moles.

Recent clinical trials have established the ability of the active constituents in NeviCurative to effectively eradicate skin moles and impair the growth of human melanoma cells. NeviCurative has therefore been shown to eliminate even the most stubborn moles, regardless of their location on the body, even when other treatments have failed.

It is important to note that NeviCurative is undiluted and unadulterated. It contains strictly certified organic antimicrobial plant extracts that have the ability to destroy moles and melanomas. This treatment is pure and complete, which is critical when treating any infection on the skin.

Importance of tracking on your diet daily

A diet plan can be a very good way of ensuring that you have a healthy diet. Problems only arise when one gets tired of the diet. Tracking your diet is one of the best ways o make sure that the diet always follows through. There are several reasons why you need to track your diet. The first reason is because it acts like a motivation. When you track your diet daily you will be motivated to keep track of the diet. This is very essential as we always focus on things better when we are motivated to do. When you are motivated, you can be sure that you are going to continue with the diet. A paleo diet for instance can be hard to follow through if you are not motivated to keep the diet. This is because of the temptation to take processed food may be very high. When you see the results of the diet that you have been taking however, you will get the strength to continue with the diet. It is also a good way to look for improvements. When you track your diet, you can easily see if there are any improvements that have been achieved. This is especially true when it comes to weight tracking. The more improvements you see, the more you will want to continue with the diet.

Accountability is another reason why you need to keep track of your diet. When you keep track of the diet, you are going to be very accountable. When there is accountability then results are always achieved. This is very essential because it will help you make sure that the diet is always followed strictly. If the diet is for the purposes of weight loss, you can be sure that tracking will be even more important. Fat loss for instance requires that you follow the diet completely. If one deviates from the norm then there can be problems. A little deviation will see you going back ten steps. All the achievement that you may have made will go down the drain. Diet tracking also allows for planning. When you track your diet, you are guaranteed that you will be able to plan better. A customized meal planfor instance is will give you the chance to plan better for your meals. You will know what to eat at that time as well as the next.

Consistency is also ensured when you track your diet. Whether you are weight training or simply just looking to ensure that you have a healthy diet, tracking that diet will guarantee consistency. This in the end will help you to achieve more than you had planned for. It will guarantee fitness. Your achievement will be much faster and better. There are so many other reasons why tracking your diet is important. This is just a glimpse of the many benefits you stand to gain. When you consult us, we can inform you of the many the benefits associated with proper diet tracking.

Different Types of Skin Disease

There are a number of different skin diseases that can cause sufferers anxiety, embarrassment, and even a fear of going out into society. As if the pain and discomfort of skin disease wasn’t enough, sufferers also have to frequently endure unkind remarks from other people. When this is the case, an immediate cure can be a great relief.

Skin diseases can manifest in a variety of ways, and vary from mild to severe cases. Some of the skin infections that a person can acquire are due to pollution and other factors, and can result in acne. Acne results from too much sebum production and tends to affect the sufferer’s face, chest and back areas. Acne is a major skin problem that millions of people continue to endure and for which they need an effective remedy.

Basically, there are four types of acne. Firstly, there are papules which are an inflamed infection in the skin containing lesions such as whiteheads. Although this type of acne does not leave any marks on one’s face or other areas of the body, it can be treated with a benzoyl peroxide solution or a direct consultation with your dermatologist. A second type of acne is pustules following the second stage of papules. This is also characterized by small, inflamed and reddish pimples that can grow to a relatively large size. The third type is nodules that are another form of lesion which manifest themselves in the inner and deeper layers of the skin.

Finally there is a lump that attacks the internal layer of a particular part of the skin. This is considered to be a severe condition and if you find that you have such lesions, you need to consult a dermatologist. This last one is considered to be the most serious type of skin acne disease of all and comes in the form of a cyst. This is characterized by a rupture and damage to the dermis which can also affect the other skin tissues. This type of acne can cause scars and marks on the skin, and therefore professional help is essential.

Another type of skin disease that most people suffer from is eczema. This is a kind of skin infection that comes in the form of skin flaking, redness, blistering, and worst of all, bleeding. There are eczemas that are hereditary, whilst some are caused by a weak immune system. This also becomes apparent if a person is not used to a certain kind of skin product or other environmental factors. The treatments for this type of skin inflammation involve hydration and steroids.

Dermatitis is another type of skin disease that is often associated with the body’s allergic reactions to harmful sources. However, not everyone acquires this kind of infection. Those who have a frail immune system are the ones greatly affected by this type of disease. In addition, some of the harmful elements which may cause an allergic reaction are fragrant soaps, chemicals, rubbers and even certain types of foods such as shrimp, chicken and fish.

There are still a lot of skin diseases that a person can acquire. However, these can to some extent be averted by creating a clean and healthy environment, away from the dangers of allergy causing elements.

Stomach Flu New Mexico-What it Is and How to Avoid It

What people commonly call the stomach flu, isn’t actually caused by influenza, but by one of several highly contagious viruses that are spread by contact and become airborne, spreading the illness very quickly to large numbers of people. Recently people in several states including New Mexico, have experienced the symptoms and discomfort of stomach flu New Mexico,  and although precautions can be taken to keep yourself from  getting sick, sometimes it’s unavoidable.

The initial symptoms of the stomach flu virus, include vomiting and diarrhea, severe pains in the stomach region, and often a slight temperature. These symptoms may be accompanied by chills, body aches and aching in the joints, bad headaches, and occasionally chest or lower back pain.

A few common sense precautions can be taken to hopefully keep you from becoming sick, although it can be difficult during a serious outbreak of stomach flu New Mexico, since the norovirus which is one of the strongest strains of the virus is difficult to control.  Norovirus, was once known as Norwalk virus, could possibly be the number one cause of most of the outbreaks of stomach flu New Mexico that’s not caused by bacteria, but food related. When an outbreak of stomach flu is expected, you can do some commonsense things to protect yourself and to minimize the effect of the symptoms. Keep plenty of antibacterial soap like Dial, hand sanitzer, and disinfectant spray to keep surfaces clean and free of bacteria.

You should make sure you wash your hands frequently, and when handling food, make sure you’re careful about its preparation, as often people will become infected with the virus by consuming food that’s been contaminated. If you’re caring for someone with the stomach flu, make sure to wash after being exposed to them, and wear a surgical mask to prevent inhalation of germs that can make you sick. By following these simple guidelines, you may be able to prevent being infected with viral gastroenteritis.

Several serious outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis, commonly referred to as the stomach flu, have made people all around the country sick. Although the virus isn’t usually serious, it can make people extremely sick and weak for several days. Several states have reported outbreaks, and stomach flu New Mexico is causing problems for many people who’ve been exposed to the virus and are experiencing its symptoms.

Skin Disease and Treatment With Olivamine

ECZEMA IMMUNOPATHOGENSIS

The immunopathogenesis of atopic eczema involves decreased cutaneous mediated immunity (Bos et al.). While not fully understood, substance P (SP) and C nerve fibers are implicated in pruitoceptive itch and nociceptive pain. Eczematous lesions expose C nerve fibers creating a pathway for reaction to the application of topical products. Through cell-learning, these reactions subside allowing for continuation of topical treatments involved in reduction symptoms and lesional activity. This paper will elucidate C nerve fiber and SP involvement.

Pruritoceptive itch and nociceptive pain have been shown to be caused by the activation of very small nonmyelinated C nerve endings from large A? and A? myelinated nerve fibers. The C fiber’s free nerve endings are located near the dermoepidermal junction and are conducted centripetally by afferent nerves entering the spinal cord through the dorsal roots. Some research has shown that the itch responses is elicited in the C fiber nerve endings located in the epidermis, while the pain response is elicited in the dermal C fiber endings (Bigliardi-Qi et al.). Once activated, the primary neurons of the C fibers synapse to secondary neurons whose axons cross via the tractus spinothalamicus and arrive at the laminar nuclei of the thalamus. Finally, the laminar nuclei relay the signal to the cerebral cortex. The primary afferent neurons of C fibers have low conduction velocities of approximately 0.5 m/s and extend across innervation territories measuring up to 85 mm in the lower leg (Schmelz et al.).

SP is a proinflammatory neuropeptide produced in dorsal ganglia and transported to periphery via A? and C nerve fibers. SP is from a group of neuropeptides called the tachykinins, which also include neurokinin A (NKA) and neurokinin B (NKB). SP is abundant in pruitoceptive C bibers and can release histamine from mast cell granules and provoke itch. The neuropeptide binds to a dermal mast cell, the mast cell degranulates, histamine is released and vasodilatation occurs. SP also releases tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF?) and increases the production of leukotriene (LK) and prostaglandins (PG) in keratinocytes.

REMEDY WITH OLIVAMINE

Olivamine-based skin care products contain several specialized nutrients that effectively modulate the biochemical abnormalities associated with pruritus/pain. The anti-pruritic nutrients include hydroxytyrosol (HT), or 3,4-dihydroxyphenyl ethanol, which is a simple phenol found predominantly in Olea europea, or the olive plant. HT is an extremely potent free radical scavenger that stimulates significant anti-inflammatory activity in skin (Bitler et al.). Numerous studies have established that topically applied antioxidants substantially reduce pruritus by inhibiting the secondary biochemical factors present in infected and inflamed skin (Hadshiew et al.). In particular, HT inhibits leukotriene B4 (LKB4) generation by modulating the enzymatic oxidation of AA through the 5-lipoxygenase pathway Petroni et al., Kohyama et al.). Altogether, the phenolics found in HT possess an array of beneficial LK-inhibitory, PG-sparing, and antioxidant properties (de la Puetra et al.).

In addition, Olivamine containing products provide aloe barbadensis leaf juice, niacinamide (NA), pyridoxine (PO) and retinyl palmitate (RP). Aloe barbadensis leaf juice contains the glycoprotein alprogen, which has been found to inhibit multiple signals throughout the biochemical cascade responsible for deranulated mast cell (DMC) degranulation. Most notably, alprogen inhibits HA activity and prevents the release of LKB4 (Ro et al.). NA and PO induce a similar inhibitory activity of DMC degranulation and HA release (Graf et al.). Furthermore, NA has been shown to significantly inhibit cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) at the dermal-epidermal junction, thus reducing the excitation of pruritic C-nerve fibers (Bisset et al.). RP reduces pruritic symptoms associated with vitamin A deficient inflammation. Numerous studies show that vitamin A deficiency aggravates the clinical manifestations of inflammatory reactions, thereby increasing the release of pruritic inducing PGs and LKs (Gatica et al.). The topical application of RP prevents vitamin A deficiency and subsequently reduces inflammation and pruritus.

Nutrashield Cream and Skin Repair Cream are composed of advanced silicones that prevent the excessive transepidermal water loss (e-TEWL) responsible for dry, irritated skin. Transepidermal water loss (TEWL) is a measure of cutaneous barrier function reflecting skin water content and is defined as grams of water lost per square meter of skin per hour (Ostlere et al.). TEWL decreases stratum corneum hydration and activates a pruritic inflammatory response in the epidermis and dermis (Fujii et al.). In addition, scratching dry, irritated skin further increases TEWL and intensifies the associated pruritus (Miyamoto et al.). An independent in vitro study found that silicone-based Nutrashield Cream and Skin Repair Cream significantly reduced e-TEWL, conserving nearly four times the quantity of water as the control(McCord). Reducing TEWL and conserving stratum corneum hydration is the key to reducing the dry, irritated skin responsible for inflammation and pruritus (Grubauer et al.).

Sleep & Your Immune System…they Work Together!

There are some well-known ways to improve your self-defense system and there are some surprising ways that are less obvious to us.When you have a weak immune system, you are at a higher risk of catching a cold or a virus. Your immune system is responsible for helping you fight off infections; therefore, when your immune system is weak it cannot function properly.There are some well-known ways to improve your self-defense system and there are some surprising ways that are less obvious to us.Remember our food supply is not what it used to be as nutrients are less abundant, therefore a liquid supplement can pick up the slack.

Sleep apnea can have severe effects on your health and has been linked to such problems as heart failure, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes. Obstructive sleep apnea involves repeated pauses in breathing that occur when the muscles relax during sleep, causing soft tissue in the back of the throat to collapse and block the upper airway. Certain clinical trials have determined regular exercise can improve your immune system, the emphasis being on regular.

Variations in a person’s body temperature can affect your sleep patterns and prevent you from sleeping deeply. Approaching stress management from a wellness lifestyle approach can give you “money in the bank” when it comes to preventing stress, it can give you the energy you need to handle stress when it happens. The following components are part of a wellness lifestyle approach. The authors suggested that restoring sleep is an important preventative measure and critical component of medical therapy. These findings are underlined by a number of studies, the latest reported in the previous volume of the Sleep Bulletin, demonstrating that adequate sleep is associated with a decreased mortality risk in the general population.

They’re not gaining anything, but are losing a huge amount of their health, you can see it in their social interactions, their ability to learn and think clearly. Sleep is one of the keys to a successful diet and a healthy lifestyle. Other public health hazards, such as poor nutrition, smoking, excess alcohol and lack of exercise is the subject of endless research. On the contrary, little research has been done on the subject of sleep.

– Stage 1 is light sleep. You’ve probably experienced this during boring classes in school. Your body is barely asleep, your eyes move slightly, and you’re easily awakened, usually with a startled “jump.” During this stage, you’ll often have dream-like visuals.
– Stage 2 is when the eye movements stop and your brain waves begin to slow down.
– Stage 3 begins deep sleep, as very slow brain waves, called delta waves, take over the more rapid brain waves, called sleep spindles.
– Stage 4 is a deep state where all muscle movements stop. It’s hard to be awakened during this state, and when you are, you’re often in a groggy, disoriented condition.
– Stage 5 is called REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. In this stage, your breathing becomes shallow, your heart rate and blood pressure increase, your eyes jerk rapidly in all directions, and you have your wildest dreams.

– We sleep in cycles wherein all five stages are completed in around one-and-a-half to two hours. As the cycles increase, we spend less time in deep sleep and more in stages 1, 2, and REM.

Stage three and four, deep sleep, being the health sleep where the brain and heart slow to a resting phase and this stage takes up 50% of sleeping time. Dreaming takes place during stage five with waking off and on. Millions of people suffer with some form of insomnia, resulting in fatigue, lack of mental alertness, and weakened physical and mental health. This contributes to both major and minor accidents.

Physically active people catch fewer colds and other upper respiratory infections, but more exercise isn’t always better. Therefore that makes us vulnerable to diseases from colds to cancer, flu to heart disease. Some studies found that taking vitamin C (about 600 milligrams/day) for three weeks before an ultra marathon reduced post race cold symptoms, yet others have found that vitamin C supplementation made no difference. Getting frequent colds can be a sign of over training or overtaxing your body. Cold and flu viruses are spread by airborne particles, so when you cough, sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue instead of your hands, if possible. When this happens, you can expect to feel weak and run down. To be susceptible to colds and the flu and more likely to be affected by disease, when your immune system is not functioning well, germs can easily penetrate the body and wreak havoc on your organs.

There are a number of ways to boost your immune system. Some of the important tips to boost your immune system are given here. Immune-boosting foods include organically grown fruits and vegetables, wholegrain, beans and other legumes, natural oils such as expelled-pressed olive oil, hemp oil, walnut oil, flax oil and coconut butter. Brazil nuts, a rich source of selenium, are particularly good for the immune system. First, the immune system manufactures antibodies, which identify and fend off invaders. Also, your immune system has a built-in memory, it remembers how it defended your body against those past invaders, and it stands ready to do it again. Adequate restful sleep helps to restore our bodies and refresh our minds. During deep sleep, our bodies release potent immune-enhancing substances that strengthen immune function.

Everyone needs to work at resetting your body clock naturally.

On average, college students today are going to bed 1-2 hours later and sleeping 1-1.6 hours less than they did a generation ago. As a result, sleep complaints and depression have increased dramatically among college students and doctors have discovered that sleeping for nine or more hours a night is not necessarily beneficial, either.

How Binaural Beats Can Be Beneficial

In present times life of the people is full of stress and tensions. This stress and tension is causing in various diseases among them like diabetes, high blood pressure, insomnia and many others. Thus, it has become necessary to control and reduce all kinds of stress and tension so as to live a relaxed and healthy life. There is one way by which this stress and anxiety can be lowered to a great extent that is Binaural Beats. It is an effective therapy which helps in solving all the problems of the people like studies, work or perception of self. It is often combined with different meditation techniques to give a positive result.

In recent times Binaural Beats are also being used in guided meditation and can be considered as a new adaptation of meditation. These beats are said to have both subjective as well as objective effects on the states of consciousness. As a result the ability of the individuals to achieve deep meditation increases and the brain adapts to new perspectives and attains altered states of consciousness which provides huge benefits.

Binaural Beats can be created by sending two coherent sounds with very small difference in frequencies in each ear. When two sounds of slightly different frequencies enters through each ear the brain is able to detect the difference between two sounds and hear binaural beats. It allows you to meditate deeply and also re-programs you subconscious mind. Thus, if binaural beats are combined with correct meditation techniques it can be helpful in curing many kinds of diseases and disorders.

Binaural Beats is really beneficial in overcoming stress, anxiety and depression and providing relaxation from the tensions and pressure which you have been dealing with all day long. They enable you to concentrate and focus on your work. It can be really useful for students who have to study and people who have to do a lot of paper work because it will help in increasing your memory, concentration and alertness.

Binaural Beats are really helpful in meditation. When you tired or full of stress, hearing these beats will help you in developing positive attitude regarding everything that is important in your life and enable you to take decisions. It is also beneficial for the people who are suffering from insomnia and those who have constant nightmare. Binaural Beats provides calmness and peace of mind as well as enable you to connect with your spiritual side so that you can know yourself better.

Diet of Our Regular Life

We are mostly tend to make diet plan but to follow it becomes difficult we just goes on postponing it to next day and so on… But we actually forgets that a healthy diet today will lead to a healthy future. If be make our base strong nothing can easily harm as our immunity system will be made so strong but if we eat all junk and non nutritional food it will make us ill sooner or later.The right foundation to good health is to choose food products that are rich in nutrients and have a balanced amount of nutrients like vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates and a little bit of fat as well. If you choose your foods wisely, you will be able to enjoy the experience of eating, as the right foods will help you remain healthy.

Everyday we have to make decisions about what kind of food we want to eat and what kind of nutrition every food product will provide. It’s the nutritional choices that we make every day that will determine how healthy we will be in the long run. Too much food can make us obese, while too little nutrition can lead to malnourishment.

Tips On Diet And Nutrition

Healthy eating is not about depriving or starving yourself. What you need to do is, eat healthy foods, exercise and work on good lifestyle habits to be completely healthy. Make sure that you are getting enough calories from your food, but not more than what you really need. Also take care to maintain a balance between the calories that you get through the food you eat and the calories that you expend through exercise and physical activity. Eat a whole variety of foods like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, beans. These foods are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and do not have cholesterol. Try to eat fresh food products. Eat moderate portions and keep track of the number of servings that you take. If you’re eating out, please pay attention to the serving size as well.

Drink a lot of water to flush out toxins from your body.Decrease the intake of sugary foods, refined-grain products, and salt. Also take care to indulge yourself with occasional treats of fired foods and sweets. Your fluid intake is also important, so make sure you drink sufficient amounts of water. Fruits with a high water content and fruit juices can also help replenish your system.

Waking Sleep Paralysis

If you’re new to out of body experiences and lucid dreams and you’re wondering where to get started, here it is. In this article you’re about to find out why sleep paralysis is the holy grail for new OBEers because it’s how you can access your subconscious without having to practice using any visualizations at all.

If you’ve ever woken up in the morning and found that you couldn’t move or make a sound for a few minutes, you’ve had sleep paralysis. This used to happen to me and I had no idea why or what it was. But as it turns out, this was the trick that opened the door to frequent OBEs for me after having insomnia for years.

SLEEP PARALYSIS IS A PROTECTION MECHANISM

The question is “what is sleep paralysis and how can you use it?” Sleep paralysis is a protection mechanism your body uses when you fall asleep. If you were to dream you’re doing something very active, such as running, and you weren’t in sleep paralysis then you would move your limbs when you’re asleep and you’d wake yourself up. To prevent that from happening, your body disconnects your voluntary muscle system from your mind so that you can dream all you like without waking yourself up.

USUALLY YOUR MIND FALLS ASLEEP, THEN YOUR BODY

Normally you’re not aware that of this happening because by the time your body shuts itself down in sleep paralysis, your mind is already asleep and unaware of what’s happening. In other words you enter a state of ‘body awake/mind asleep’ before entering ‘body asleep, mind asleep’.

SLEEP PARALYSIS IS ACTUALLY A LUCKY BREAK

The whole trick to lucid dreaming is to enter a subconscious focus without losing awareness. Here’s how sleep paralysis does this for you.

SLEEP PARALYSIS AUTOMATICALLY PUTS YOU IN A SUBCONSCIOUS FOCUS

When you’re awake your brain is in what’s called a ‘beta’ state. Beta means your dominant electrical brain waves are oscillating at around 14 to 30 cycles per second.

When you enter sleep paralysis, your brain automatically puts itself in “dream mode” which is called a ‘theta’ state. Theta is slower than beta and is around 4 to 7 cycles per second.

Knowing this secret allows you to avoid one of the major mistakes most people make when first starting out in OBEs.

MAJOR MISTAKE! MOST  BOOKS SAY TO DO OBES IN ONE STEP

Most books on OBEs say to simply induce an OBE in what is basically a one step process. Going directly from a waking state to an OBE is possible but it’s difficult so this is not what I recommend you start out with.

TWO TRANSITIONS TO SUCCESS, NOT JUST ONE!

Instead, you’ll progress much faster by making it a two step process. You first use the sleep commands we’ll cover later to trick your body into falling asleep and enter sleep paralysis.

You then use exit techniques we’ll cover later to convert sleep paralysis into an OBE and separate from your physical body.

HOW MOST PEOPLE DISCOVER SLEEP PARALYSIS: BY WAKING UP IN IT!

Now, how do you do that? The way you’ll usually become aware of sleep paralysis is that you wake up in it and find you can’t move or make a sound.

Sleep paralysis often feels like there’s a heavy lead blanket on you. It’s not that there is really anything on you or that your muscles have become weaker. The feeling is because your brain has to send a stronger nerve signal than normal to get the same muscle movement. That makes it feel like you’re having to overcome some kind of resistance when you try to move.

This feeling also usually makes it feel like it’s harder to breathe but it’s actually a natural sleep process. Sleep paralysis happens every single time you fall asleep.

BUT… ISN’T THAT DANGEROUS?

You may be wondering if sleep paralysis is dangerous and if there’s a way to break free. Sleep paralysis is not dangerous because it’s something your body does every night. Plus, here is a secret “safety release” trick you can use to free yourself from paralysis so you always have a backup plan.

HOW TO BREAK SLEEP PARALYSIS 100% OF THE TIME: USE DEEP BREATHING TO CONTRAST SLEEP BREATHING

The only way your body knows for sure if your mind is awake is if you move. This is a problem when you’re in 100% sleep paralysis which is preventing you from moving. Luckily paralysis is limited to your voluntary muscle system like your arms and legs. Your breathing is semi-involuntary so you still have control over it even in deep paralysis.

If you enter sleep paralysis and decide you want break free and wake up, simply change your breathing pattern to something other than the sleep breathing pattern your body is in. The most effective way I have found to do this is to begin breathing deeply and slowly.

After 10 or 15 seconds your body will notice the change and bring you out of paralysis. Not many things are 100% reliable in lucid dreaming but this has worked for me every single time.

SLEEP APNEA

A very few people have reported that they woke up in sleep paralysis and noticed that they weren’t breathing at all. The problem is not the paralysis itself, but that they had an existing health condition called ‘sleep apnea’.

Sleep apnea basically means that you stop breathing when you’re asleep. So this is one of the side benefits of using sleep paralysis to have OBEs: you’ll find out whether or not you have sleep apnea.

Keep in mind there’s a big difference between the normal “heavy lead blanket” feeling that comes with sleep paralysis versus not breathing at all. If you find you stop breathing entirely then you may have sleep apnea and should see a doctor about it. If you only feel the heaviness sensation then everything is normal.

“ACCIDENTAL” VERSUS “DELIBERATE” SLEEP PARALYSIS

So far we’ve talked about the case where you somehow manage to wake up in sleep paralysis. However that’s basically an uncontrolled and accidental process. The question is what can you do to make it happen more consistently?

TOWARD CONSISTENCY:  WHAT IF THE BODY FALLS ASLEEP FIRST?

The idea is to flip the sleep order around so that instead of entering “body awake, mind asleep”, you enter of “mind awake, body asleep”.
When this happens you’re actually aware of the process your body goes through when it falls asleep. This is our main secret trick for doing visualization-free lucid dreams and O.B.E.s. This transition is the most important skill to learn in this part of the course.

Why? Because when you can put your body to sleep without losing consciousness at any point, you have 100% perfectly clear dream recall. This is called a “wake induced lucid dream” or WILD. It’s as easy to remember what you did in a WILD as it is to remember the last 15 minutes or so of normal waking awareness. With this method, you don’t have to think back through and hazy dream phase like you normally do with most dreams.

IF YOU ACTUALLY SUCCEED… WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?

So what does it feel like to actually watch your body falling asleep?

Instead of waking up in sleep paralysis and with the heavy lead blanket feeling, when you induce paralysis consciously you actually have the sensation of the heavy lead blanket being laid on your chest. It often feels like it begins at your feet, comes up over your chest and ends at your head. When that process is complete you’re in sleep paralysis.

So how to get this process to happen consistently? Here is the key. And this one fact is so important and so critical that I’m giving it a big fancy name. It’s called the “Fundamental Theorem of Sleep Paralysis”.

THE FUNDAMENTAL THEOREM OF SLEEP PARALYSIS

The Fundamental Theorem of Sleep Paralysis is that if you wake up and fall asleep without moving at all, sleep paralysis becomes extremely likely.

SLEEP PARALYSIS IS MOST LIKELY WHEN THE BODY WAS RECENTLY ASLEEP

And when I say, without moving I mean you wake up and don’t move your eyes, don’t open your eyes, don’t scratch any itches, you don’t move at all in any way. The idea is that your body doesn’t really know for sure if your mind is actually awake or not. If you don’t give it any signals otherwise, it will assume that the mind really is still asleep and re-paralyze itself.

THE NEXT STEP: THE “STOP, DROP & ROLL” SLEEP COMMANDS

The foundation skill you need to develop this knowledge into a full-blown induction is to fall asleep quickly. So in the next section I’ll show you how you can make your body first ask for permission to asleep and then I’ll show you how you can tell it “yes it’s time to fall asleep”. This trick is called the “stop drop and roll” sleep command and once you have it you’ll never have a problem with insomnia again and you’ll dramatically accelerate your OBE progress.