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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Radon Gas Protection for House?
August 1, 2009 – 4:09 pm | No Comment
Many knowingly do not want to acknowledge or take note of the seemingly invisible yet potential health hazard that haunts us. Radon, the hard to spot radioactive, noble gas that is the outcome of innate putrefaction of uranium is present in many households, has been found to up the risk of lung cancer. Many uranium miners were found to have lung cancer which corroborated this finding. Radon gas seeps into homes and other establishments from the soil beneath foundations, whose exposure to high levels for long periods of time can accelerate the chances of getting lung cancer. The quantity of uranium present in the soil fluctuates from region to region. Radon leaches through crevices or gaps in the base made from plumbing. The risk of contracting lung cancer from exposure to radon is lesser in comparison to the heightened risk from smoking. But the deadly blend of radon exposure and smoking is much higher than their individual exposures. Those whose homes are situated beneath the  [...]

Greening Your Space – Part I
August 1, 2009 – 6:11 am | No Comment
Prior to commencing on your garden-venture it is necessary to contemplate various key factors like watering and drainage issues; soil, water and weather conditions; settling on the component of the green space; weeding, maintenance issues amongst others. If a novice in the area, one can congregate basic know how from sources involved in creating greeneries and start off with an initial secure number of 10-15 plants after gauging the watering source. If residing in an area with significant water issues, one needs to forgot the idea of a lawn. If one’s area is not receiving ample sunlight, it can be a hindrance to growth of flowers, in such cases one can opt for indoor plants like Arica palm, Chinese palm, golden fern or Nephrolepis which can thrive in shade. One can employ a professional help if one cannot spare the time to maintain it. Factors like soil-water constitution, dampness quotient and temperature all play an essential role. If one resides in a significantly polluted zone,  [...]

Make a green home plan
July 3, 2009 – 2:39 am | No Comment
Innovative Ways To Beckon Nature To Your Home A little time, effort and available space in the house is just what’s needed to create greenery in one’s house. The porch is usually open from the top and the sides which makes it susceptible to vagaries of nature like wind, temperature variants etc. This can be tackled by swathing the top and leaving the sides exposed or alternatively leaving the top open like a courtyard. One can hem in one segment of area with glass or fortified polythene panes which are easily obtainable at any garden store. One can then control the milieu with the aid of fans, padding and sunscreen panes. If one is averse to the idea of enclosing the porch with anything synthetic, one could opt for a forest like space with bigger potted trees organised outwards followed by smaller size hedging plants and herbs can be placed under the shade of the bigger plants which thrive in shade. A gallery though covered on one side is still exposed to birds, dust and wind. In  [...]

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  [...]