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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Poppy Seeds - Pack Some Poppy Punch
June 14, 2009 – 4:35 pm | No Comment
The use of Poppy seeds dates back to the Red Indian Era where it was used as a medicine to relieve pain, insomnia, as a sedative and by women to enhance their looks. Poppy seeds are rich source of B-complex, thiamine which is essential to general well-being, aids mental alertness, has a feel-good factor, aids effective digestion of food along with aversion from cardiac ailments. Those who suffer from skin reactions and have sensitive skin can try this great mix that helps soothe irritant skin. Make a fine blend of a tablespoonful of poppy seeds with enough water to make a slurry consistency. A squeeze of lime, about a teaspoonful is to be added to this mix and cover the affected area and leave for 15-20 minutes, bound to be very effective. Those who suffer from vertigo will experience significant relief if the below stated mixture is consumed on a daily basis. Soak about eight numbers of almonds and pumpkin seed core, a teaspoonful of poppy seeds and two-three tablespoons of wheat  [...]

Dealing With Toddler Fears
June 14, 2009 – 2:36 pm | One Comment
Dealing With Toddler Fears
Many a child in the age bracket of two and three suffer from typical fears, which should not be mistaken for any kind of irregularity. A familiar fear is that of the dark. One can try to keep the night light on or replace the normal bulb with a colored, low wattage one. The child needs to be reassured that there is nothing to be alarmed about the dark. One could indulge in night strolls with the child, pointing out the interesting and unique things that are there only in the night, like the moon, stars, some nocturnal animals or birds in the zoo. Many are afraid of lightning, thunder or fireworks bursting, the ideal ploy is distraction, by either telling a story or reciting his favorite number, turn the television volume up or pull out a game he likes a lot. Physical activity is the best form of dispelling irrational fears. If the child is fearful of ghosts, play up by saying you can magically blow them away or assure the child that you would get rid of them by switching on the vacuum  [...]

Homeopathy – The Saving Grace In Swine Flu Crisis
June 14, 2009 – 6:35 am | No Comment
The alarm bells are becoming increasingly shrilling and apparent in regards to the swine flu epidemic with the World Health Organisation (WHO) having signalled the Phase 6 alert-the maximum ever for any zymotic or contagious disease ever which signals the swiftness of its reach that might not essentially mean escalating deaths or infirmity. The swine flu virus( H1N1) is infecting humans who haven’t be necessarily exposed to the diseased pigs, indicating that the mode of transfer is from person-to-person through air-borne route, or being exposed to infected surroundings. Many practitioners prescribe Relenza and Tamiflu if the viral infection is reported with 2 days of its onset. The 1918 Flu pandemic was known to be effectively treated with the duo Homeopathic remedies of Gelsemium and Bryonia. The swine flu bears significant resemblance to the normal flu with added symptoms of high fever, chills, vomiting, nauseous feeling and diarrhoea. There are a huge population of people who  [...]

Barley Leaves, Grass and Barley Seed
June 14, 2009 – 3:35 am | No Comment
Barley To Bring Out The Beauty Within - Health benefits of barley Barley leaves has been proved to be an effective skin purifier. One can make a whole body scrub by bringing to a bubble around quarter litre of pearl barley that is rich in essential nutrients, in half litre of water. This needs to be done for a period of half an hour, and then straining the above mix. The water that is filtered from straining is an innate detoxifier which can be combined with other fruit extract like orange, papaya, and pomegranate or squeezed lemon to get optimum purging of toxins from the system. The boiled barley mix left after straining can be left to reach room temperature. This cooked barley can be mixed with mashed banana, honey, pureed tomato or carrot to make an effective overall body scrub. The scrub can be rubbed on the skin for 15-20 minutes to get optimal exfoliation. Many face dry, dull and loose skin due to various factors like improper diet, various diseases like diabetes, thyroid irregularities,  [...]

Effective Tiding Over Child Bowel Control Issues
June 13, 2009 – 8:35 pm | No Comment
A very usual occurrence in children is the tendency to pass bowels that are caused by contraction and relaxation of the intestinal muscles during the passage of food in the midst of a meal or after a meal. Once the child starts making a correlation between her inner sensations and the visual evidence of passage of faeces/urine means the child is ready for some adult assistance. The child will make his sensation of full rectum/bladder evident with definite attention grabbing tactics like crying, shouting, diverting your attention to the diaper, certain movements or weird sounds. Many a tots find it easier to control a full rectum than a full bladder, so one might find the child adapting better and faster to controlling his bowel movements than bladder movements. Due to this, it will be advisable to introduce the potty for bowel training first, as bowel motions are more knowable, thus one can get the child ready for it. Once the child displays typical behavioural stints, make the situation  [...]

Artichoke Exotic Beauty & Health Enhancer
June 13, 2009 – 9:35 am | No Comment
What Are Artichokes Plants? The exotic seasonal produce-the artichoke, high in iodine, is the unopened bud of the thistle plant essentially from the daisy family. Both the leaves and fleshy part of the petals and the much relished core-the choke all have proven immense benefits for the whole body. Artichoke, a powerhouse of energy, is an effectual diuretic and great for the liver, guarding it against harmful substances and contagions, while encouraging rapid renewal of the liver cells. The extract of artichoke is known to avert heart ailments, plaque, reduces cholesterol and improves blood circulation. The leaf extract has cynarin which facilitates bile creation in the liver that helps rapid removal of cholesterol from the body. Those with sensitive skin can apply a mask made from an extract of half a lemon or a teaspoon of vinegar, a tablespoon of olive or avocado oil and a pulped heart of an artichoke. In circular motion, gently massage it on the face and leave it on for 25-30 minutes  [...]

Confounding Contraception Facts Revealed
June 12, 2009 – 10:51 pm | No Comment
Confounding Contraception Facts Revealed
Life is all about making informed choices and with such a huge array of options available, one can get easily perplexed. Here’s how to get a head start. There are many inject able versions that contain either the sole hormone progestin as found in Depo-Provera or the duo-combo of progestin and oestrogen found in Cyclofem, Mesigyna, Lunelle, Noristerat all effectively avert ovulation by creating barricade for the sperms, with the miniscule failure rate of 1%, they have to be administered within 5 days of commencement of menstrual cycle. Depo-Provera or Depo-subQ Provera 104 shot offers protection from pregnancy for a period of 3 months while Lunelle offers protection for about a month, with fertility returning in two months time, at the rate of $30 a shot. Lunelle causes weight gain, vomiting and breast tenderness in many cases. Noristerat injection is effective for a period of two months, ideal for short-term contraception for women who have been immunized or whose partners have  [...]

Mosquito Spit To Do The Magic
June 12, 2009 – 3:09 am | One Comment
Several detailed research are being carried out to combat malaria, the awful disease that takes a ravaging toll on the world’s children. More than 1 million children are affected annually. Malaria can cause severe headache, high temperature, vomiting and chills. The disease is caused by the one-celled Plasmodium parasite. There are four versions of the Plasmodium parasite that cause the disease, of which the Plasmodium falciparum is the most deadly of them. This parasite which is transmitted by a bite from an infected mosquito spends part of its life in human body and the rest in the mosquito. Several vaccines in their experimental stages have been tested against the form of the parasite that resides in the human body. The biggest hurdle the vaccines faces is that the falciparum cells are able to escape the clutches of the human immune system by taking cover in the liver and blood cells. When these cells are in the human body, they mostly exist in the asexual form. They then transform  [...]