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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Effects of Domestic Violence on the Emotional Health of Children
October 17, 2011 – 2:29 am | No Comment
Effects of Domestic Violence on the Emotional Health of Children
The rate of domestic violence is increasing significantly all over the world. The worst effects of domestic violence are seen in children. In this article, we’ll be discussing about the most frequently seen effects of domestic violence on emotional health of children: Anxiety: Children witnessing domestic violence are more susceptible towards developing anxiety issues compare to children who do not have any such experience. This anxiety may take the shape of fear as the child grows in age and might also make the children extremely violent. These children often feel the anxiety of being left out by the parents. Anxiety caused by domestic violence might also lead to occurrence of panic disorder. Decreased self-esteem: Children experiencing or witnessing domestic violence are likely to develop low self-esteem. This often occurs when the child get abused by his loved ones or see his loved ones get abused. The violence causing low self-esteem in children might or might not be directed to  [...]

Ayurveda in Treatment of Female Infertility
October 15, 2011 – 12:00 am | No Comment
Ayurveda in Treatment of Female Infertility
You might have heard that Ayurveda has very effective, natural remedies for infertility. In Ayurveda, male and female infertility are treated separately. A woman is termed infertile only when her own physical or mental problems do not let her conceive. Ayurveda identifies the following reasons for infertility in females: Irregular ovulation. Severe bleeding, either during periods or due to prolonged periods. Other uterine disorders. Hormonal imbalances. Congenital problems. Insufficient nutrition. Prolonged illness. Trauma, depression etc. Addiction of alcohol or other intoxicants. You can find ancient remedies in Ayurveda for treating female infertility. Ayurveda looks at ‘holistic’ treatment, that is, the treatment of body, mind and soul. If you would go for an Ayurvedic treatment strict adherence to a nutritious and healthy diet, optimum exercise and a peaceful, stress-fee quality of life would be advised. Some of the medicines that you could be prescribed for female infertility  [...]

Does Diet Have Any Role to Play in Building Six Pack Abs?
October 14, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Does Diet Have Any Role to Play in Building Six Pack Abs?
Are you dying to get those sculpted six pack abs? You probably think that sit ups, abdominal exercises and a lot of weight lifting will do the trick. All these help to form six pack abs but your diet makes all the difference. You will have to reform your eating habits and adopt a six pack abs diet. Increasing Metabolic Rate In a six pack abs diet you eat to lose weight. Sounds weird? Well, actually it’s not. Your diet should optimize your metabolism rates. Eating smaller meals at regular intervals can improve digestion and metabolism. This will be conducive for burning fat and you’ll find those six pack abs faster. Intake of fish, eggs, almonds and cottage cheese can boost up your metabolism because of their protein content. Nuts help control hunger pangs. Include More Fiber A high fiber diet can translate into hot six pack abs. Fiber is detoxifying and has a low calorie content. Whole grains, fruits and vegetables are fiber rich food. Eat the Right Carbohydrates Food that is rich  [...]

Overview of Chicken Pox
October 13, 2011 – 1:13 am | No Comment
Chicken Pox is a disease that occurs amid both adults and children, but the incidence is less common in adults. It is caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV) that belongs to the Herpes family. It can spread from contaminated food and water. Adult chicken pox occurs on coming in direct contact with a person infected with chicken pox or shingles or herpes zoster infection. It may also be transmitted through the infected person’s coughing and sneezing. In kids the disease may get transmitted through contact with a person infected with chicken pox or shingles or from lack of hygiene. The incubation period of chicken pox in both adults and children is the same namely 14-16 days and ranging between 10-21 days. Adult chickenpox is characterized by symptoms like 1-2 days of fever and fatigue. These are the early symptoms of chicken pox which are followed by rashes or itchy blisters on the trunk, face and scalp. They spread all over the body and eventually crust over. Adult chicken pox often  [...]

Tips for Building Skin Collagen
October 12, 2011 – 1:02 am | No Comment
Tips for Building Skin Collagen
We are aware of the fact that skin is the largest organ of our body; this fact itself reveals the importance of skin. The skin looks young and glowing when the elasticity of the skin is maintained. The factor responsible for making our skin elastic is collagen; it is a protein found within our skin. Collagen not only provides elasticity to our skin, but it also strengthens our skin, which prevents and delay skin aging and wrinkling. As we become old, the collagen levels in our body start decreasing naturally, making our skin susceptible towards developing wrinkles and other signs of aging. In this article, we have offered some effective tips for building skin collagen. Consuming a healthy diet can promote collagen production. The food items that are known to boost production of collagen effectively include: soy milk, dark and green vegetables like kale and spinach, vitamin C rich foods like citrus fruits, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes etc and food items rich in omega 3 fatty acids like  [...]

What Are the Early Signs of Schizophrenia?
October 11, 2011 – 12:02 am | No Comment
Below, we have discussed the early signs of schizophrenia: Emotional signs: The common emotional signs of schizophrenia are delusions and hallucinations. However, before experiencing these signs, the patient with schizophrenia might develop emotional signs like lack of happiness, sorrow and other feelings. During the initial phase, these emotional symptoms might indicate that the patient is a victim of depression. The schizophrenic individual may start isolating himself from family members and friends, react indifferently on important dates like birthdays and anniversaries and stop taking part in events that he once used to cherish for instance going for long drives, golfing etc during weekends. During the initial stage of schizophrenia, the affected individual goes through dramatic mood changes; he may appear to be irritable, get involved in arguments with loved ones and coworkers easily, experience suicidal thoughts and anxiety etc. Physical signs: Some of the common signs of schizophrenia  [...]

Treating Gout Naturally
October 8, 2011 – 12:06 am | No Comment
Treating Gout Naturally
Below we have discussed some of the most effective natural remedies for gout: Celery: Celery is an excellent ingredient for preventing gout symptoms. This herb works by preventing the production of uric acid crystals. According to expert herbalists, both supplementation of the herb and fresh celery are effective in controlling the signs of gout. 2 capsules, each containing celery seed extracts of 500mg is the perfect daily dose for gout patients. If the celery is taken in form of food, one should consume tea prepared by brewing ½-1 teaspoon of ground celery seeds into a cupful of boiled water 4 times every day. Nettle compress: According to experts of alternative medicines, a combination of cold and hot compresses can effectively reduce the pain caused by gout attacks. Start by applying the hot compress on the painful region for 3 minutes; follow it up with application of the cold compress for 1 minute. Keep on alternating the two compresses for 30 minutes to get relief from the signs  [...]

How to Measure Body Mass Index in English System and Metric System?
October 3, 2011 – 1:52 am | No Comment
Below, we have explained the two systems of calculating body mass index or BMI: The English system: The first thing you’ll need to do is weighing yourself. While measuring your weight, you must be absolutely in empty stomach; your bladder and bowel must also be empty. Other than that you must only be in your undergarments while standing on the weight machine.  Let us assume that your weight is 190 lbs. The next step is measuring your accurate height. You should seek help from another person to get the exact height of yours. You must not wear shoes and stand upright against a wall while your height is measured. The person helping you will have to mark the ending point of your head on the wall using a pencil. Now take a measuring tape and measure the length between the mark and the ground. Let us assume that your height is 72 inches. Assuming that your weight is 190 lbs and your height is 72 inches, your body mass index or BMI would be: 703(190/72x72), which equals to 26. The metric  [...]