The following substances (discussed below) need to be removed from your dietHowever, it takes the body time to adjust and only after a couple of months will you get a true and fair picture of whether removing these foods is having an impact. Also, be disciplined if you want a true picture of whether these foods help to cause or aggravate your skin condition. It is no good following the diet for a week or two then eating the odd slice of pizza. You will be cheating yourself and remember the aim is to try improve your condition for 'your' benefit.YeastYeast is the first of the potential food allergies I will explain. I will now list foods that we commonly eat which are high in yeast and that should be avoided* Bread (Including Pastry, Pitta Bread and Naan Bread). There are yeast free alternatives to normal bread that are widely available, such as soda bread (which I now eat) and black rye bread.* Beer* Foods containing yeast extracts. Many foods that you would not expect to have yeast in them have yeast extracts in them. It is advisable to check whether a food has yeast on the food label. Although this can be tedious at first when buying food in a supermarket, I have now become used to it. A quick glance of the label of a certain type of food you are unsure about will show whether it contains yeast. As time progresses, due to a lot of 'label checking' you will build up knowledge of foods that contain yeast.* Soy Sauce* Some Frozen FoodsNot only must these foods mentioned above be avoided, the potential growth of yeast in our systems must be avoided.SUGARObviously most of the foods we eat contain some sugar. Apart from the following foods mentioned another common source where sugar enters our diet is in tea and coffee. Most people drink either tea, coffee or both and often think nothing of having two to three teaspoons of sugar in their tea/coffee. Sugar taken in this form (especially white sugar) can be very refined and processed which is not good for our systems. If you read any magazines or books with articles relating to dieting, de-toxing, skin problems etc. you will commonly find the advice to severely reduce the intake of sugary foods, as it not only greatly beneficial for your skin but your general health as well.Dairy Products This means eliminating milk, cheese, yoghurt and other dairy products from the diet. There are a variety of replacements for cows milk, such as Goats Milk (which is easier to digest) and Soya Milk which also contain first class proteins that are found in cows milk.EggsEggs are also another well documented source of food intolerance. You may find that if you suffer from a skin condition such as eczema you may unknowingly have an adverse reaction straight after eating an egg. If your condition is aggravated after this it would obviously be a good idea to stop eating eggs.Red Meat I have found that omitting these foods from my diet has helped to contribute to the improvement of my skin.Coffee Also, note that many other drinks have high caffeine levels such as energy drinks. Tea has caffeine although in smaller amounts then coffee. Some people may think an alternative to coffee would be to have decaffeinated coffee. My friend who has psoriasis used to drink vast amounts of coffee every day, noticed a vast improvement in his condition after he stopped drinking coffee. Part 2 will contain what other important things which have to be removed from your diet for you to get clear beautiful looking skin.
Everyone will experience pain at some point in their lives. Pain is a necessary form of protection against injuries, diseases, or conditions that would otherwise impair or even kill us. Pain alerts us that something is wrong. Pain can be either acute or chronic the distinguishing characteristic between the two is their duration. Acute pain usually occurs after a specific injury. It appears quickly and is usually very intense one example is the pain of a broken bone. It subsides fairly quickly, particularly after treatment. Chronic pain, on the other hand, seems to build up over time, and often cannot be connected to a particular injury or condition. What chronic pain lasts in intensity, it makes up for in duration sometimes persisting for decades. Living with constant pain can be unbearable, and many forms of treatment attempt to offer sufferers some sort of chronic pain relief.One of the most commonly prescribed therapy for chronic pain is medication, both prescription and over-the-counter. While often effective in alleviating pain, these are eschewed by some because of their adverse side effects, which include nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. Others are in search of a more natural form of chronic pain relief.Exercise, stretching and physical therapy reduce chronic joint pain and muscle soreness and spasms by increasing strength, tone, and flexibility. Exercise increases blood flow, eases joint stiffness, aids in weight loss, and counteracts the stress, anxiety, and depression that often comes from living with chronic pain.Chiropractic, acupuncture and massage offer three alternative methods of chronic pain relief. Though their methods differ, all of these have helped sufferers manage chronic pain. In the past few years, researchers have begun to turn their focus on the real source of pain the brain. Although an injury or wound may lie elsewhere on the body, signals of pain are intercepted, processed, and quite literally felt by the brain. Research findings indicate that a multidisciplinary approach to treating chronic pain one that incorporates psychological as well as physical therapy provides the most chronic pain relief. Yoga, meditation, and even laughing clinics have proved effective treatments.
Dance give us plenty of room for self-expression and can be powerful in helping the body and mind to be stimulated. It's all about movement and music and you.This is one thing everyone agrees about: Dance is beneficial. It's exercising without "feeling" like you're exercising, it increases cardiovascular and mental health, releasing endorphins while you turn, spin, and simply MOVE.Unfortunately, in our "modernized" society, we have lost touch with its potential. In contrast, dance has always been an integral part of many other cultures. You dont have to dance with an African tribe around a roaring fire to realize the healing benefits of dance; luckily, all you need is yourself.The other great thing about dance is that it can be done either in the privacy of your own home, in dance classes as a recreational outlet, at a party with friends, or as you do any number of houshold tasks, fitting a little "swing" in your steps."Oh, I can't dance," you'll say. Can't, or won't? Dancing is simply moving, like wayward walking. It doesn't have to be funky-crazy or hip; you don't have to go with a style you don't feel comfortable with; and those of you with "dance inhibition" are free, nearly every day, to find time and a private place large enough to move around freely -- again, also knwn as dancing.Choose music you feel comfortable with. Music preferences naturally vary from person to person -- and even from day to day -- so it just doesn't matter of you decide to dance to Prince, Mozart, Garth Brooks, or Billie Holiday. That's the first rule: Never put any kind of restrictions on yourself, thinking, "I like that music, but how do you dance to "Jingle Bells"?When you are ready to begin, stand for a moment with your eyes closed. Feel the connection of your feet to the floor and just relax. If you feel completely at a loss for what to do, imagine your breath supplying your entire body with a golden fluid, making your body light and flexible.Allow this to transition into any movements you wish, moving as the body dictates. Flow, float, stomp, jump up and down. Move fast or in slow motion. The key is to just allow the body to move, so dont think too much -- just move. Dont worry about how you look; if you're alone, no one can see you. If you're in a dance class, everyone else is laughing, making the same mistakes you are.When you really get into it, after a while you'll definitely notice something: You're not worrying as much any more; you are sleeping better; you aren't as irritable at work or at home, with your family; and you feel surprisingly "healed" in some way.In fact, the natural bodily healing and restoration can last from a couple of minutes to a several hours. People young and old, in all states of fitness, living in all kinds of bodies can benefit from dance. Those with injuries or physical challenges can bene fit as well as any "able-bodied" person; just listen to your body and work with its limitations. Dance can be used for healing major stresses as well as "everyday life," for it is often that these stresses build up, manifesting in extreme tension, anger, and even illness.Remember, you're not forcing your body to move according to someone elses steps; to truly dance is to just tune in to your own personal radio station, and move according to the rhythm of your soul. Dance slow, dance fast, dance solo, dance with others, dance with joy, even dance the sorrow out of your heart. There are no rules -- just DANCE!
Today, there are a lot of available birth control options for women to choose from. But before picking the right one, a woman must know more about these "birth control options" , and think about what is best for her current health condition, as well as her lifestyle. From understanding all the pros and cons of each method, to choosing what's best and right for her needs --- interested women should look further and deeper than the packaging of the product, or from word of mouth. Next to the condom, the most commonly used birth control option would be birth control pills. This usually contains both estrogen and progesterone to suppress ovulation. The pill is something that needs to be taken everyday for approximately the same time everyday. There are also options with regards to the pill. Some only contain progesterone, given to post-partum women or those who have trouble in tolerating estrogen. But due to lack of estrogen, this pill has a slightly lower efficacy rate compared to the normal pill containing both hormones. The latest versions of the pills have fewer side effects as compared to older ones. Old version contraceptive pills have side effects such as acne, weight gain, bloating, and nausea. On the positive side, birth control pills reduce painful periods, heavy menstrual bleeding, and ovarian cysts. If taken properly, these pills have a very good rate of effectiveness in pregnancy prevention. Another birth control option for women would be the use of birth control implants. The most common of which is Norplant, which are small matchstick like implants that are surgically placed inside a womans upper arm. These implants contain progesterone and can be left in for up to five years. The advantage of this option is that one does not have to take it everyday, but its disadvantages include headaches, irregular menstrual bleeding, nausea, and dizziness. Depo-Provera injection is another birth control option that only contains progesterone, and is given every 12 weeks. As compared to the previous birth control pills and Norplant implants, both the advantages and disadvantages are quite similar. But one relevant disadvantage for Depo-Provera is that it can take up to six months to a year before one's fertility and menstrual cycle goes back to normal after using the said method. Vasectomy, on the other hand, is a surgical procedure that is performed on men to prevent their semen from coming out during ejaculation. Usually done by an urologist, this is a relatively easy procedure. The patient can go home after a very short stay in the clinic or hospital. Considered to be a fairly permanent birth control, attempting to reverse such a procedure is not always successful. Cervical caps are very similar to the diaphragm but are smaller and covers the opening of the uterus to prevent pregnancy. The advantage of this birth control option is that one can insert it anywhere from 30 minutes to 48 hours prior to intercourse. Meanwhile, diaphragms are silicone, round shaped semi-dome materials that are smeared with spermicide. It is inserted into the vagina. This does not contain any hormones, but inserting it can cause an interruption during intercourse. From caps to pills, injections and implants, women can now choose what birth control option is best for them and their lifestyle. Remember to consult with the doctor for more information regarding the safety and effectiveness of these various contraceptive options.
Breathing is something that is vital to life. It is something we all do and need to do constantly to enable us to live. If you are not doing it now then Im sorry but you cannot continue to read this, as you are dead.This article is not about breathing though; it is about what we breathe. Well, that is obvious, air. Yep, but let us, for a minute, think about what may be in the air we breathe.Apart from the components of air such as oxygen, which is the bit we need, the air you breathe is full of other particles and you need to think about an air purifier to filter these potentially harmful particles out of the air or in other words purify the air. I am sure you have seen sunlight coming through you windows and when you are at a certain angle you have seen dust particles floating in the air. You breathe these in unless you can use an air purifier to remove them or hopefully most of them. Its not only dust though, people and animals drop flakes of dead skin which is why you need an air purifier. Tobacco smoke produces particles of smoke, which is why you need an air purifier, and vehicles also produce particles of smoke from their engines, which is why you need an air purifier.So what do air purifiers do? Quite simply they filter the air that you breathe near to them. They help to purify the air and remove airborne particles. There are many different types of air purifiers and these can be systems designed to purify all the air in your entire house down to small systems which work in a single room. They filter out all sorts of things such as smoke, dust and particles of dust and dead skin from your pets. Just remember though, they cannot filter out all particles but they can purify the air fairly well.There is another type of air purifier, the HEPA type which can filter out particles down to 3 microns in size and can catch 99.9% of these particles. HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance purifiers.There are also ozone air purifiers but some people have suggested that these may not be good for you. I do not have the answer to this but until I am convinced of their usefulness, I will stick to an HEPA filter.Before you buy your air purifier you need to make sure it suits your needs so make sure you carry out internet research and check manufacturers brochures. Whatever you decide though, there is nothing to beat having a look at one and seeing it operating before you buy. Remember, there is nothing worse than buying an air purifier only to find out it is so noisy that you cannot be in the same room when your air purifier is operating.