How To Treat Bunions
March 29, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Underwater Birth - A Gentle Birth Choice
June 20, 2009 – 8:41 am | No Comment
Underwater Birth – A Gentle Birth Choice
In submerged or underwater birth, the delivery of the child occurs while the mother is submerged in water. Many seem to be opting for this means of child birth, which has led to it gaining popularity and increased acceptability. In this method both the mother and the new born seem to be benefited. Though, at certain times this method can pose threat to the new born in the form of aspiration and water inhalation. This revolutionary method of child birth owes its origin to the obstetrician Igor, who did comprehensive research on the advantages and dangers. He successfully propagated this natural method in his delivery center at Pithiviers with countless women safely and easily giving birth by this aquatic technique. This method of birth is quite favorable for the child since the stressful exercise the child goes through during his passage through the birth canal is significantly eased as when the process takes place under water which is tepid, the transition of the baby from the birth  [...]

Guava Fruit Facts - Go Guava For Beautiful Skin And Hair
June 19, 2009 – 7:30 pm | 3 Comments
Guava, the humble looking fruit in pink to yellow-white colors, is the all-purpose fruit for combating various maladies like colon and prostate cancer, reducing high pressure, diabetes, bad cholesterol and scurvy. The fruit with its high dose of Vitamin C is great for healthy eyes and heart. Guava jelly is a great source of multi-vitamins helps keep skin gleaming clean, taut and reduces the appearance of fine lines. The high fiber content in Guava acts as an excellent detoxifier by aiding smooth passage of stools, thus preventing constipation. The Guava fruit and its leaves have bacterial staving and disinfecting properties, thus helping combat stomach upsets like dysentery and diarrhea. Its astringent properties are helpful for maintaining healthy gums. Many suffer from dull, flaky skin that tend to aggravate to broken veins, dry patches and sore skin and eventual premature skin wrinkling. A regular application of a paste of guava and honey applied to the affected area and left for  [...]

Epsom Salt - Load Some Wholesome
June 19, 2009 – 8:29 am | No Comment
Epsom salt which is crystalline magnesium sulphate is a one-stop cure for a host of ailments. Epsom Salt is a great growth stimulant for plants. For fuller and long lasting growth of blossoming plants, one can add half a cup of the Epsom salts to the soil and adding some water to get the salt ionized. It is advisable to locally use Epsom salt to clean a body piercing as an effectual means of disinfecting the area. In case of an oral piercing one can burble tepid water which has been mixed with Epsom salt. A warm piece of cloth or cotton drenched in Epsom can be placed on the piercing, the purpose being that warm water and the salt helps subside swelling and extract out any impurity which might be infectious thus accelerating the healing process. Those faced with mild and extreme cases of cellulite deposition in various parts of the body can try use the blend of essential oil of choice like lime, basil, fennel, lavender to name a few with about two cups of Epsom salt. This blend  [...]

Effective Curbing Adverse Infant Behaviourism
June 18, 2009 – 3:18 pm | No Comment
Many children are used to picking up things belonging to others like their mother’s accessories, a sibling’s toy or their father’s keys with the sole intention of playing with them. These occurrences at home are usually considered normal behaviour many a times overlooked. Small children are incapable in understanding property right or ownership of others and a few undesirable instances might occur when you realize that the child has taken something while you were out shopping or visiting a friend’s place. If this occurs one needs to politely explain to the child that it amounts to stealing which will not be entertained in any way which the child will eventually get the idea and desist from. It is not necessary to have the child go along with you when returning the object unless except the behaviour has become repetitive and one feels the needs for effective reinforcement. Many already feel repentant when they are caught in the act. It is only human to express aggressive behaviour  [...]

Tips To Making Baby Toddler Clothes Last
June 17, 2009 – 8:43 pm | One Comment
Children can be messy mittens and one needs to be adequately geared to handle any clothes disasters. One can make sure that all the clothing one buys is color fast so that it can go into the family wash. It seems quite obvious that the more frequent the change of clothes will be, the less often one has to do the washing. One can reduce the wash load by putting some kind of protective apron or overall on the child whenever the child may be playing messy games. One could also use one’s cut-down shirt that the child can wear to protect against stains. However, more often than not, stains do become a part-and-parcel of life. If there is an egg stain on the cloth, one can soak the cloth in cold water for about an hour before the usual laundering procedure. Grass stains react well to alcohol when the normal laundering procedure seems futile. Chocolate or fruit stains are the most stubborn of all and one needs to give a good rub down with soda water till the stain discolours and then  [...]

Yoga for Children - The Cat-Dog-Cobra Utility For Pre-Schoolers
June 17, 2009 – 8:43 am | One Comment
Yoga for Children – The Cat-Dog-Cobra Utility For Pre-Schoolers
Yoga for children Many are still unaware of the untapped potential that the primeval practice of yoga has on the toddler generation. Yoga helps boost physical and mental ability by strengthening the spine and increasing concentration, developing a sense of well-being and self-worth. It is never too early to get your toddler started on the simplistic exercises making it as enjoyable for the child, starting with 20 second duration yoga poses and eventually increasing the time as the child grows older. Children afflicted with spine and brain related ailments like Scoliosis, Autism and Cerebral Palsy are known to show significant improvement with better muscle tone, improved hand-eye coordination and limber bodies. Before embarking the child on any stretch a great warm up is essential. Make the child stand erect in straight posture, feet firmly to the floor, make them move their arms up and down slowly with deep breathing for a few times. The cat and dog poses are excellent for your  [...]

Handy Pointers To Keep Your Space Pong-Free
June 16, 2009 – 6:43 am | No Comment
To steer clear of pungent smells and weird growths in wooden chest or cabinets, an orange shellac spray will prove beneficial as it not only masks the odour but also seals away water stains and knots that appear in the wood due to excess tannin. Lemon oil can be used after this procedure. The garbage disposal bin can be sprayed with a good enzyme-protein spray to get rid of the reek. The bin can be sprayed clean with water, disinfected and air dried. Vinegar mixed with water can then be used to clean it. Equal portions of vinegar to water need to be used. One can sprinkle a good dash of baking soda in the drains or the rubbish removal unit and leave it for 15-20 minutes before cleaning. One can then used rub down cut lemon wedges all over the unit. Baking soda mixed with little water can be used to clean barbeques, microwave ovens or kitchen burners. Charcoal is an excellent soaker of all pungent smells. One can place a few pieces in problem areas like the refrigerator or your  [...]

Overcoming Dyslexia Distress
June 15, 2009 – 12:50 am | One Comment
What is Dyslexia? Dyslexia, a neurological development disorder for which there is no known medical cure, the only respite being early intervention and other strategies that can bring about dramatic improvements in the skill sets of those who bear the brunt of this problem, thus helping them lead quality lives. Many of these sufferers are forced to endure the cruellest and unusual treatments. The positive aspect to this problem is that dyslexic persons were shown to possess extraordinary ocular, spatial and agile thinking skills which help catapult them to superlative levels in a wide array of career, with examples of George Bush, Mozzart, Agatha Christie, Walt Disney, Tom Cruise dyslexia to name a few are all shining examples of dyslexia-stricken people who have made a mark for themselves. Dyslexia symptoms, treatment Early detection of dyslexia with good quality time intervention that involve educational and applied behavioral analysis can benefit immensely, with the key being  [...]